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Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Salvador da Bahia, Brasília, Manaus (air quoted separately)

Day 1: Flight, USA – Rio de Janeiro
Depart on an overnight flight from your gateway city to Rio de Janeiro, A Cidade Maravilhosa — the Marvelous City.

Day 2, Rio de Janeiro
After arrival in Rio, transfer from the airport and get settled into your hotel. This afternoon from the Laranjeiras neighborhood, board a cog railway and ascend Corcovado Mountain, reaching the peak where the statue of Christ the Redeemer (voted one of the Seven Wonders of the World) overlooks the city from a height of 2,300 feet. Enjoy the panoramic view of Rio including its famous beaches and Guanabara Bay. Your return will bring you through the lush Tijuca Forest, the world’s largest urban forest. (B)

Day 3, Rio de Janeiro
This morning from the base of Sugar Loaf Mountain in the Urca neighborhood, board a cable car for a two-step journey to the top of Sugar Loaf. Enjoy splendid views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói Bridge, Corcovado Mountain, Copacabana beach, Santa Cruz fortress, and more.(B)

Day 4, Rio de Janeiro
Today, optional sightseeing includes Angra dos Reis Schooner Cruise with lunch. Board a typical Brazilian schooner in the morning in Angra, and cruise the clear waters among the hundreds of islands south of Rio, stopping for swimming and lunch. Or as another option, ride up into the mountains into the cool moutain air outside of Rio to visit the Imperial Museum in Petropolis, the summer residence of Emperor D. Pedro II. Or, visit Rio's legendary Maracanã Stadium, getting behind the scenes of the most important soccer stadium in Brazil, learning about its history, great matches and star players.

Included this evening is your night out on the town! Start with dinner at a Churrascaria barbecue restaurant, and then enjoy the Ginga Tropical Carnival/Samba music and dance show with live orchestra and dance troupe at Teatro Leblon, showcasing the many various rhythmic, musical and dance styles from all over Brazil. (B, D)

Day 5, Flight, Rio de Janeiro–Iguassu Falls
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguassu Falls, one of the world’s most beautiful natural spectacles. This afternoon, you'll visit the Brazilian side of the falls. For those staying at the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, the independent walking tour begins on the path in front of your hotel. If you're staying elsewhere, you will be brought inside the Brazilian National Park, and will be given ample time to journey along the path and enjoy this amazing site. (B)

Day 6, Iguassu Falls
The Argentine side of the falls offers a different perspective. This morning after breakfast, pass over the Iguassu River into Argentina. Walk through the Argentine National Park to the catwalk overlooking the Devil’s Throat, the most breathtaking view of the falls where the thundering water plunges 235 feet to the river below. This afternoon is free. You may wish to visit Itaipu Dam or a Paraguayan market.(B)

Day 7, Flight, Iguassu Falls–Salvador da Bahia
This morning after breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to Brazil's first capital city, Salvador da Bahia. Check into hotel, rest of day at leisure. (B)

Day 8, Salvador da Bahia
Today you will tour the largest and best preserved complex of colonial architecture in the Americas – the famous Pelourinho district. Walk through the narrow, cobbled streets lined with fine colonial houses painted in pastel shades, and visit several churches including the spectacularly ornate Church of São Francisco, the finest example of of Baroque churches in Brazil. (B)

Day 9, Salvador da Bahia
Enjoy your day at leisure. This evening you’ll be brought to dinner at Uaua Restaurante in the historic Pelourinho District, and then see the spectacular show at Teatro Miguel Santana, featuring Bahian music and dance, including the deadly acrobatic martial art of Capoeira, originating from the Bantus of Angola. (B, D)

Day 10, Flight, Salvador – Brasília
This morning after breakfast, you'll transfer to the airport for your flight to Brasília, one of the world’s most modern capital cities, and then check into your room at the luxurious Blue Tree Park, adjacent to the President’s residence, the Palácio da Alvorada. In the afternoon, embark on an architecturally exciting city tour of Brasília. Points of interest include the legislative buildings (convex and concave domes), the Presidential Palace, the Supreme Court and the Ministries (18 identical buildings). (B)

Day 11, Flight, Brasília–Manaus
Early this morning you'll transfer to the airport for your flight to the city of Manaus, capital of the State of Amazonas. Check into the Villa Amazonas Hotel, adjacent to the historic Teatro Amazonas Opera House. This afternoon on your city tour, visit the rubber–boom era Opera House, Indian Museum, floating docks, and busy local market. (B)

Day 12, Manaus
This morning you’ll board an Amazon riverboat and cruise to the “meeting of the waters,” where the dark waters of the Rio Negro meet the muddy waters of the Rio Solimões, forming the Amazon River. The riverboat will stop and you'll have a chance to hike through jungle terrain. After a delicious lunch featuring fresh local cuisine, you’ll have a closer look at the Amazon’s fauna and flora, exploring tiny branches of the river, returning to your hotel by late afternoon. (B, L)

Day 13, Flight, Manaus–USA
Relax and enjoy this morning. Your airport transfer and homebound flight depart this afternoon. (B)

Tour Features Include:

  • Private Host Service in Rio, Iguassu, Salvador, Brasilia and Manaus
  • Private airport transfers with baggage handling
  • 11 nights at hotels of your choice, taxes included
  • Valid for Low Season (slightly higher - Jul, Jan-Mar)
  • Meals as indicated (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
  • 3 nights in Rio de Janeiro
  • Tour of Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car, Private Basis
  • Tour of Corcovado Mountain & Tijuca Forest, Private Basis
  • Rio by Night at Ginga Tropical, including Churrascaria dinner & show, SIB (Seat in bus)
  • 2 nights in Iguassu Falls
  • Tour of Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls, Private basis
  • Tour of Argentine side of Iguassu Falls, Private basis
  • 3 nights in Salvador da Bahia
  • Historic City Tour of Salvador, Private Basis
  • Bahia by Night, dinner at Uaua and Capoeira show at Teatro San Miguel, Private Basis
  • 1 night in Brasília
  • City Tour of Brasília
  • 2 nights in Manaus, Amazonas
  • City Tour of Manaus, including Opera House and Indian Museum, SIB (Seat in Bus)
  • Full-day Amazon Riverboat Tour including Meeting of Waters & lunch, SIB (Seat in Boat)

Tour Prices (per person, US$) DBL SGL TPL
Deluxe Package $3,359 $5,099 $2,699
Superior Package $1,999 $3,399 $1,699
First-Class Package $1,799 $2,899 $1,499
Deluxe Package Hotels
Rio de Janeiro Porto Bay Rio Internacional
Iguassu Falls Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
Salvador da Bahia Fera Palace
Brasília Brasília Palace
Manaus Villa Amazonia
Superior Package Hotels
Rio de Janeiro Windsor California
Iguassu Falls Vivaz Cataratas Hotel Resort
Salvador da Bahia Mercure Salvador Rio Vermelho
Brasília Royal Tulip Brasília Alvarada
Manaus Mercure Manaus Hotel
First-Class Package Hotels
Rio de Janeiro Windsor Copa Hotel
Iguassu Falls Bourbon Cataratas do Iguaçu Resort
Salvador da Bahia Monte Pascoal Praia Hotel
Brasília Meliã Brasília 21
Manaus Mercure Manaus Hotel

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  • Pick-up from Manaus hotel or airport, transport to the lodge via riverboat, jeep and motorized canoe.
  • Nights as indicated at Juma Amazon Lodge
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and activities included
  • Activities include Jungle Trekking, Piranha Fishing, Alligator spotting, visit to jungle natives, Sunrise Tour, depending on length of stay
  • Drop-off at Manaus hotel or airport
Juma Amazon Lodge (per person, US$) DBL SGL TPL
2-days/1-night, Jaçanã Package $599 $769 $529
3-days/2-nights, Arara Package $799 $1,049 $699
4-days/3-nights, Mutum Package $999 $1,339 $889

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