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Heart of Brazil & the Amazon: Manaus to Rio de Janeiro - 2022

Rio de Janeiro • 13-night small ship cruise with Parintins, Santarém, Rio Pucuruí, Fortaleza, Salvador, Vitória, Armação dos Búzios • Manaus
  • CRUISE ON THE OCEAN EXPLORER, AN AGILE AND STATE-OF-THE-ART EXPEDITION VESSEL THAT CAN NAVIGATE TO PLACES LARGER SHIPS CAN’T
  • SPOT SOME OF THE REGION'S COLORFUL AND FASCINATING BIRDS, LIKE THE LARGE-BILLED TOUCAN AND THE VIBRANT SCARLET MACAW
  • EXPLORE THE CHARMING HISTORIC STREETS OF SALVADOR, BRAZIL’S UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE OF COLORFUL COLONIAL BUILDINGS
  • RESERVE THE 2/27 DEPARTURE AND EXPERIENCE RIO DE JANEIRO DURING CARNIVAL WITH EXCLUSIVE TICKETS TO THIS FAMED FESTIVAL!
  • ASCEND CORCOVADO MOUNTAIN FOR UP-CLOSE VIEWS OF THE ICONIC CHRIST THE REDEEMER, A 125-FOOT SOAPSTONE STATUE OVERLOOKING THE CITY
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  • $455
    PER DAY
  • 18
    DAYS
  • 22
    TOURS
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Amazon Jungle (PRE)

4 DAYS FROM $1,399

Iguassu Falls, Brazil (PRE)

4 DAYS FROM $1,599

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Amazon Jungle (PRE)

FROM $1,399 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $349 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 eco-friendly 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:

  • 3 nights' accommodations: 1 night in Manaus at Quality Hotel (or similar) and 2 nights in the Amazon jungle at the Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge (or similar)
  • 8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Visit to the Monkey Forest
  • Cultural tour to visit local family and fish for piranha
  • Nighttime alligator safari
  • Meeting of the Waters tour
  • Morning jungle walk
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and Cruise Director
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, 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:

Fly to Manaus, Brazil

Fly to Manaus today. You arrive after midnight and check into your hotel.

DAY 2:

Explore the Brazilian Amazon

Transfer this morning to your Amazon lodge in the most thrilling way—by boat along the Tarumã River! After settling into your bungalow, take a walk through the monkey forest as your guide points out the various species cavorting in the canopy overhead. After lunch, return to the river and head out to visit a local family to learn about their traditions and customs. Then, stop by a fishing spot to go angling for the notorious piranha fish. After dinner at the lodge, take a canoe out with an experienced guide to see if you can spot alligators.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 3:

Witness the Meeting of the Waters

Following a delicious breakfast of Western favorites and locally harvested 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.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 4:

Take a jungle walk and transfer to Manaus

Begin today with a walk into the Amazon so you may witness the jungle as it wakes from its slumber. Keep an eye out for macaws, toucans, and squirrel monkeys. Then return by boat to Manaus, taking in the lush riverbanks and cacophony of creatures as you go. Lunch is included. This afternoon, meet your fellow travelers just arriving for the base trip

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch
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Iguassu Falls, Brazil (PRE)

FROM $1,599 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $399 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, Iguassu translates roughly from the local 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:

  • 3 nights accommodations in Iguassu at the Bourbon Cataratas do Iguaçu Resort (or similar)
  • 6 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Iguassu Falls
  • Tours of Iguassu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides, including a Macuco Safari Boat Ride
  • Samba show
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and Adventure Leader
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, 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:

Fly overnight to Brazil

Today, you’ll board an overnight flight to Iguassu Falls, Brazil.

DAY 2:

Get settled into your hotel room in Iguassu Falls

If you purchased your airfare from Vantage, you’ll be met at the airport by a representative who will assist you with your hotel transfer. Today, enjoy complete leisure as you acclimate; dinner is included at the hotel. Our discoveries begin tomorrow.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls

Transfer to Iguassu Falls to explore its Brazilian side. We’ll take 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.

We'll keep the adventure rolling into the afternoon with the 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 we embark on speedboats bound for Iguaçu’s gorge. Your experienced river pilots 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, we’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 Features:

  • 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 4:

Discover the Argentinian side of Iguassu

Today’s discoveries take us into Argentina for more views of Iguassu Falls, the world’s largest waterfall system, with 275 falls in less than a two-mile radius. Our first views of will be from the Upper Trail, which offers a premium vantage point of this natural wonder as we literally walk across the water! Lunch is on our own in the park; dinner is included at the hotel tonight.

Included Feature:

  • Tour the Argentinian side of Iguassu Falls

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 5:

Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Today, we’ve arranged a flight into Rio, where you’ll join the base tour.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Amazon Jungle (POST)

FROM $1,399 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $466 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 eco-friendly 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: 2 nights in the Amazon jungle at the Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge (or similar)
  • 8 meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Visit to the Monkey Forest
  • Cultural tour to visit local family and fish for piranha
  • Nighttime alligator safari
  • Meeting of the Waters tour
  • Morning jungle walk
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and Cruise Director
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, 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 19:

Explore the Brazilian Amazon

Transfer this morning to your Amazon lodge in the most thrilling way—by boat along the Tarumã River! After settling into your bungalow, take a walk through the monkey forest as your guide points out the various species cavorting in the canopy overhead. After lunch, return to the river and head out to visit a local family to learn about their traditions and customs. Then, stop by a fishing spot to go angling for the notorious piranha fish. After dinner at the lodge, take a canoe out with an experienced guide to see if you can spot alligators.

Included meals:

Lunch & dinner

DAY 20:

Witness the Meeting of the Waters

Following a delicious breakfast of Western favorites and locally harvested 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.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 21:

Take a jungle walk and transfer to Manaus

Begin today with a walk into the Amazon so you may witness the jungle as it wakes from its slumber. Keep an eye out for macaws, toucans, and squirrel monkeys. Then return by boat to Manaus, taking in the lush riverbanks and cacophony of creatures as you go. Lunch and dinner are included today. Shortly after midnight, you will fly home.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 22:

Fly home

Transfer to the Manaus airport for your return flight home.

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Iguassu Falls, Brazil (POST)

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, Iguassu translates roughly from the local 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:

  • 2 nights accommodations in Iguassu at the Bourbon Cataratas do Iguaçu Resort (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Iguassu Falls
  • Tours of Iguassu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides, including a Macuco Safari Boat Ride
  • Samba show
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and Adventure Leader
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, 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
View Extension Details
Expand All

DAY 18:

Explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls

Transfer to Iguassu Falls to explore its Brazilian side. We’ll take 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.

We'll keep the adventure rolling into the afternoon with the 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 we embark on speedboats bound for Iguaçu’s gorge. Your experienced river pilots 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!)

Included Features:

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

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 19:

Discover the Argentinian side of Iguassu

Today’s discoveries take us into Argentina for more views of Iguassu Falls, the world’s largest waterfall system, with 275 falls in less than a two-mile radius. Our first views of will be from the Upper Trail, which offers a premium vantage point of this natural wonder as we literally walk across the water! Lunch is on our own in the park.

Tonight, we’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:

  • Tour the Argentinian side of Iguassu Falls

Cultural Discovery:

  • Drinks and samba show

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 20:

Fly home

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

Included meals:

Breakfast

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