4 DAYS FROM $1,399
4 DAYS FROM $1,599
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:
Fly to Manaus, Brazil
Fly to Manaus today. You arrive after midnight and check into your hotel.
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.
Witness the Meeting of the Waters
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Transfer to the Manaus airport for your return flight home.
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!
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!)
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.
Today, you’ll board your return flight home to the U.S.