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The Amazon Journey: Buenos Aires to Manaus - 2023

Buenos Aires • 20-night small ship cruise with Montevideo, Punta del Este, Ilhabela, Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Buzios, Recife, Natal, Santarem, Parintins • Manaus
  • Small Ship Ocean Cruise from Buenos Aires to Manaus | Get up close: Amazon river and birds
    IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE BREATHTAKING WONDER OF THE AMAZON AND ENJOY SCENIC CRUISING ALONG BRAZIL’S BEAUTIFUL COAST
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    MARVEL AT THE SCENIC VISTAS AND VIBRANT CULTURE OF RIO DE JANEIRO
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    SPOT SOME OF THE COLORFUL AND FASCINATING BIRDS OF THIS REGION, LIKE THE LARGE-BILLED TOUCAN AND SCARLET MACAW
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    EXTEND YOUR SOUTH AMERICAN EXPLORATION AND ADD IGUASSU FALLS NATIONAL PARK EXTENSION TO YOUR JOURNEY
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Iguassu Falls, Brazil (Pre-Trip)

FROM $1,599 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $399 PER DAY

Before your South American exploration, why not cross a few incredible natural wonders off your bucket list and add another country to your passport? Travel to spectacular Iguassu Falls National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of 275 thundering falls on the border of Brazil and Argentina. Second in size only to Victoria Falls, this series of cataracts once prompted Eleanor Roosevelt to take pity on her country’s most famous falls, saying “Poor Niagara!” as she gazed upon mighty Iguassu. All the falls are impressive, but the most spectacular is the Devil’s Throat, the 2,300-foot-long spectacle that separates Argentina and Brazil.

Your Price Includes:

  • Included flights: 1 domestic flight from Buenos Aires to Iguassu Falls
  • 3 nights accommodations near Iguassu Falls National Park at the First Class Bourbon Foz do Iguaçu Hotel (or similar)
  • 6 meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
  • 4 sightseeing tours featuring both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides of the falls, a thrilling Macuco Safari Boat Ride, and a samba show
  • 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site: Iguuassu Falls
  • All transportation while on tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling while overseas, beginning at our hotel
  • Services of a City Host and a regional expert
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 1:

Fly to Iguassu, Brazil

Today, leave the U.S. behind and fly overnight to Iguassu Falls.

DAY 2:

Day at leisure in Brazil to acclimate

Upon arrival, you’ll transfer to your hotel. Settle in with a day at leisure; tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner at the hotel alongside your fellow travelers.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Behold the Devil’s Throat and take a thrilling Macuco Safari boat ride

Begin your explorations today on the Brazilian side of the falls, taking in spectacular panoramic views. Start with a walking tour with magnificent views of Devil's Throat, where torrents crash into a narrow canyon from three sides. You'll have free time to enjoy lunch on your own before your next wet and wild adventure — a Macuco Safari Boat Ride.

First, a 4x4 vehicle will bring you through the dense rainforest where you’ll view flowers, birds, and butterflies. As you pass through the undergrowth, your jungle guides will point out orchids, palm trees, bromeliads, and centenarian trees. Then, board special speedboats bound for Iguassu’s gorge, where falls thunder in from three sides and where you can snap some amazing photos. Then, get ready to get wet! Your experienced river pilots, who know these waters extensively, will give you a thrilling ride through some of the rapids, guiding you right up next to the splashing cascades. (Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, casual clothes, and prepare to get soaked! If you prefer not to get wet, a dry option is also available.) Tonight's dinner will be a treat — a delicious meal paired with a lively samba show.

Included Feature:

  • Excursion to the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls
  • Macuco Safari boat ride

Cultural Discovery:

  • Dinner with samba show

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 4:

Explore the Argentinean side of Iguassu

After breakfast, experience the Argentinean side of the falls from the Upper Trail, where we’ll enjoy an eye-popping vantage point as we literally walk across the water! After an included lunch, enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Dinner this evening will be on your own.

Included Feature:

  • Excursion to the Argentinean side of Iguassu Falls

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch

DAY 5:

Join the base tour in Buenos Aires

Later this morning, you’ll transfer to the airport and fly to Buenos Aires to join the base tour.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Amazon Jungle (Pre-trip)

FROM $1,499 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $374 PER DAY

In scale and biodiversity, there is no other rain forest like the Amazon. More than 1,000 bird species, 300 types of mammals, and 45,000 species of plants are spread over a jungle the size of the contiguous United States. Enhance your expedition with a thrilling exploration of this breathtaking place. You’ll get around like the locals do, by boat, and have up-close views of monkeys and safari outings to spot fascinating birdlife, nocturnal alligators, and more. You’ll call an ecofriendly lodge your home, dining on freshly prepared meals of exotic fruits and fresh ingredients and retiring each evening to your own bungalow where the songs of the forest lull you to sleep.

Your Price Includes:
  • 2 nights accommodations in the Amazon Jungle at the Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge (or similar) and 1 night in Manaus at the Quality Hotel Manaus (or similar)
  • 8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Jungle trek
  • Nighttime alligator safari
  • Meeting of the Waters and piranha fishing tour
  • Cultural tour to visit local family
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and Cruise Director
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log into My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 1:

Depart home and fly to Manaus

Today you'll depart from your US gateway on your way to Manaus - gateway to the Amazon - where you'll arrive on Day 2. If you purchased your airfare from Vantage, you'll be met at the airport by a representative who will assist you with your transfer.

DAY 2:

Arrive in Manaus

Arrive in Manaus, transfer to your hotel, then spend the day at your leisure with meals on your own.

DAY3:

Explore the Brazilian Amazon

After breakfast this morning, transfer to your Amazon lodge in the most thrilling way — by boat along the Tarumã River! After the welcome reception with welcome drink, you’ll have time to settle in to your ecolodge and explore before lunch. Then, head out for a trek into the jungle; keep an eye out for macaws, toucans, squirrel monkeys, and a rich menagerie of wildlife. After a welcome dinner at the lodge, take a canoe out with an experienced guide to see if you can spot alligators at the water’s edge.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 4:

Witness the Meeting of the Waters

Following a delicious breakfast of Western favorites and locally harvest fruits like bananas and papaya, join a full-day tour to view the Meeting of the Waters. Where the Amazon and the Tapajós converge, their waters retain their own distinct colors for several miles as they flow side by side. It is one of the Amazon’s many remarkable phenomena. Cultural Discovery: Later, your boat brings you to a serene lake where you can angle for the notorious piranha fish; you’ll get an up-close view of this sharp-toothed hunter as soon as your guide manages to catch one! Enjoy a delicious dinner back at the lodge.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 5:

Visit an Indian village and, later, join your base program

Begin today with a visit a local family to learn about their traditions and customs. After lunch at the hotel, you have the rest of the day to relax at the lodge or enjoy more activities or nature hikes on your own. After dinner, return by boat to Manaus, taking in the lush river banks and a cacophony of creatures as you go. Later, you'll join Day 2 of the base program. 

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch
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Iguassu Falls, Brazil (Post-Trip)

FROM $1,599 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $533 PER DAY

When Eleanor Roosevelt first laid eyes on Iguassu Falls, she is famously said to have uttered, “Poor Niagara”! It’s easy to understand what overwhelmed the First Lady. This torrent of water separating Brazil and Argentina plunges over 200-foot-high cliffs in a roaring fury of water. (In fact, Iguaçu translates roughly from the local Tupi-Guarani into “great water.”) Judging from Ms. Roosevelt’s reaction, you’ll want to extend your expedition to view Brazil’s other breathtaking natural wonder. Explore the cataracts from both countries, getting as close to the falls as the spraying mist allows. Join us on this thrilling adventure!

Your Price Includes:

  • Included flights: 1 domestic flight from Iguassu Falls to Buenos Aires
  • 2 nights' accommodations near Iguassu Falls National Park at the First Class Bourbon Foz do Iguaçu Hotel (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • 4 sightseeing tours featuring both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides of the falls, a thrilling Macuco Safari Boat Ride, and a samba show
  • 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site: Iguuassu Falls
  • All transportation while on tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling while overseas, beginning at our hotel
  • Services of a City Host and a regional expert
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 26:

Discover the Argentinean side of Iguassu Falls

Today's discoveries take you to the Argentinean side of Iguassu Falls, the world's largest waterfall system, with 275 falls in less than a two-mile radius. Your first views will be from the Upper Trail, which offers a premium vantage point of this natural wonder as you literally walk across the water! Lunch is on your own in the park. You'll then transfer to your hotel and have the rest of the afternoon at your leisure. Dinner this evening will be at the hotel.

Included Feature:

  • Walk through the Argentinean side of Foz do Iguaçu

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 27:

Explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls

Today you'll visit the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls on a walking tour with incredible views, including the Devil's Throat. This is the largest of the falls, where torrents crash into a narrow canyon. The tour will end at Porto Canoas, where you'll be free to have lunch on your own.

Keep the adventure rolling into the afternoon with a Macuco safari Boat Ride. An open trolley will whisk you through dense rainforest for vistas of flowers, birds, butterflies, and ages-old trees. Then, get your waterproof camera ready, as you embark on a speedboat bound for Iguaçu's gorge. Your experienced river pilot will give you a thrilling ride through the rapids, guiding you right up to the splashing cascades. (Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes, as you will likely get soaked!)

Tonight, you’ll embrace the spirit of Brazil with a night on the town. On the menu are drinks and a lively samba dance show. You’ll learn more about this vibrant dance and music genre, which originates from African religious traditions, as well as other regional dance forms.

Included Feature:

  • Walk through the Brazilian side of Foz do Iguaçu, including Devil’s Throat
  • Macuco Safari Boat Ride, viewing of flora and fauna

Cultural Discovery:

  • Drinks and samba show

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 28:

Fly home

Today, you’ll board your return flight home to the U.S.

Included meals:

Breakfast

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