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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
DATES & PRICES
STARTING FROM
$8,199
  • $455
    PER DAY
  • 18
    DAYS
  • 22
    TOURS
TRIP WITH AIR
19 DAYS FROM $8,748
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What to Expect
Moderate activity level
Cultural Immersion
PACING
  • This adventure is moderately paced
  • We spend 13 nights cruising aboard the Ocean Explorer, 2 nights in Rio de Janeiro at the JW Marriott (or similar) and 2 nights in Manaus at the Quality Hotel Manaus (or similar)
  • We spend 7 days cruising the Amazon River and the Atlantic Ocean sea and a total of 9 days exploring the historic, cultural, and natural sites, mostly on half-day tours that conclude by lunchtime
  • A special note on Carnival: While attending festivities at the Sambódromo, please note that the steps here are arduous. A guide will accompany you at all times. Your seats are located in Section 9 and consist of concrete benches with no back support. As you head to your seats, you will be given a simple plastic cushion as a souvenir to sit on. The first school parade (of 7 schools) commences at commences between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Due to the influx of visitors into Rio de Janeiro for Carnival, traffic congestion and delays are to be expected. 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • This is a tour for moderately active travelers. There are several walking tours throughout
  • Sightseeing takes place on air-conditioned/heated coaches with guides
  • Footing can be uneven or challenging in some of the historic and rain-forest sites we visit. The cobbled streets of medieval Old Towns will also require care
  • Travelers must be able to climb in and out of a small excursion boat

TERRAIN & TRANSPORTATION
  • Most shore excursions, especially those in historic cities and in the rain forest, require walking on uneven terrain
  • Shore excursions utilize air-conditioned shuttles or motorcoaches. During the hotel-based land portion of this trip, a walking tour might leave directly from the hotel, or it too might utilize air-conditioned shuttles or motorcoaches
  • The tour to view the Meeting of the Waters and fish for piranha utilizes a small excursion boat

CLIMATE
  • Due to the climate, we advise you to pack sunscreen and moisturizer (in the amounts permitted by TSA regulations), and bring a hat and sunglasses as well. If you’re traveling in summer, be sure to bring very cool cotton or linen clothing
  • Since the weather is unpredictable, please check weather sites online for 10-day forecasts closer to your departure date to plan your packing accordingly

Please note: Ocean cruising is not the same experience as river cruising; as such, you may experience fluctuating tides and weather patterns that may involve some rocking of your vessel. Itineraries will include all activities as planned except in extreme cases that can’t be controlled by your shipboard crew.

Important: Day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Cruise Director or regional expert.

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