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The Amazon Journey: Buenos Aires to Manaus - 2024

Manaus • 20-night small ship cruise with Parintins, Santarem, Natal, Recife, Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, Ilha Grande, Ilhabela, Punta del Este, Montevideo • Buenos Aires
  • 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
  • Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro with Christ Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain
    MARVEL AT THE SCENIC VISTAS AND VIBRANT CULTURE OF RIO DE JANEIRO
  • Expedition Cruise from Manaus to Lima | Spot some colorful and fascinating birds birds
    SPOT SOME OF THE COLORFUL AND FASCINATING BIRDS OF THIS REGION, LIKE THE LARGE-BILLED TOUCAN AND SCARLET MACAW
  • Optional extension to Iguassu Falls National Park
    EXTEND YOUR SOUTH AMERICAN EXPLORATION AND ADD IGUASSU FALLS NATIONAL PARK EXTENSION TO YOUR JOURNEY
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    COME ABOARD THE BRAND NEW, 5-STAR OCEAN EXPLORER, WHILE ALSO ENJOYING STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY, AN ONBOARD SPA, FITNESS CENTER, AND MORE
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  • 25
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  • 27
    TOURS
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Amazon Jungle (Pre-trip)

FROM $1,599 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $399 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 board a flight to Manaus — gateway to the Amazon! 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:

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 3:

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 4:

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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Vantage Leading Competitor Vantage Advantage
Journey The Amazon Journey: Buenos Aires to Manaus Buenos Aires to Manaus Greatest value and most comprehensive features compared to our competitors!
 Departure Comparison Oct   Mar
Per Diem $340 $691
Included Tours and Special Features 17 included features and 10 Cultural Discoveries with state-of-the-art QuietVox portable audio headsets on all shore excursions throughout your journey - a value of $2,550
Door-To-Door All-Inclusive fare.
Excursions included

More included tours and cultural experiences offered!
 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and experiences: Private tango show in Buenos Aires, plus visits to Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro, and the Historic Center of the Town of Olinda  Not specified on webpage
 Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service on board ship to assist with all your personal requests  
 Vessel Size Our ocean discovery vessel, the m/s Ocean Explorer has 15 solo cabins (11 for expedition cruises) and 15 triple-occupancy cabins each, with a maximum capacity of under 150 passengers on each sailing.    Our ships are smaller, more intimate, and have an industry-leading number of solo-ready cabins, as well as a fantastic crew-to-passenger ratio.
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 Cruise-Only Price*  $7,899  $15,900 Greatest value and most comprehensive features compared to our competitors! 
 # of Days 25   23
Meals 68 meals: 24 breakfasts, 22 lunches, and 22 dinners, with complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks during dinner on board
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Amazon Jungle 4 days from $1,499 ($375 per day)
Iguassu Falls, Brazil 4 days from $1,599 ($400 per day)

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