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Heart of Brazil & the Amazon - 2022

Manaus • 13-night expedition cruise with Parintins, Santarém, Rio Pucuruí, Fortaleza, Salvador, Vitória, Armação dos Búzios • Rio de Janeiro
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    MARVEL AT THE SCENIC VISTAS AND VIBRANT CULTURE OF RIO DE JANEIRO, HOME OF THE SULTRY SAMBA AND THE FAMED IPANEMA BEACH
  • Small Ship Ocean Cruise from Rio to Manaus - Birdwatching in Amazon
    SPOT SOME OF THE REGION'S COLORFUL AND FASCINATING BIRDS, LIKE THE LARGE-BILLED TOUCAN AND THE VIBRANT SCARLET MACAW
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    EXPLORE MANAUS, THE HISTORIC GATEWAY TO THE AMAZON AND ITS SPLENDID EUROPEAN-FLAVORED TEATRO AMAZONAS
  • 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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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)
  • 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:

Fly to Manaus, Brazil

Depart your U.S. gateway and fly to Manaus today.

DAY 2:

Arrive in Manaus and explore at your leisure

You’ll arrive in Manaus, Brazil, today. This is the gateway to the Amazon and you’ll have a day at leisure to explore this lively city on your own.

DAY 3:

Explore the Brazilian Amazon

After breakfast, transfer to the Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge by boat, via the Tarumã River! Enjoy a Welcome Cocktail during check-in, followed by lunch at the hotel. You’ll have the afternoon at your leisure before joining fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner. Following dinner at the lodge, board a canoe with an experienced guide to see if you can spot alligators at the water’s edge.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 4:

Visit an indigenous village and go piranha fishing

Today, you’ll visit an indigenous village and have an opportunity to engage with the people that make their home in this lush rainforest. You’ll then head to Caboclo’s House Ecolodge for a visit before 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:

Take a jungle walk and transfer to Manaus

Begin today with a walk into the Amazon, and keep an eye out for macaws, toucans, and squirrel monkeys. Then return to Manaus by boat, 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 (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)
  • 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 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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