Combine Rio & the Amazon Adventure for 2 highlights of Brazil
Experience two landmarks of Brazil with this Rio de Janeiro and the Amazon Rainforest Tour. Visit Rio de Janeiro and go on top of the Sugarloaf and Corcovado mountains to enjoy breathtaking views. Relax on some of the most beautiful beaches before discovering the amazing wildlife of the Amazon Rainforest.
Rio de Janeiro City Tour, with Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado, & Cable Car Ride to Sugarloaf Mountain
Stay in an Amazon Jungle Lodge
Caboclo Native Family Amazon Tour
Canoeing, hiking, and wildlife spotting in the Amazon
Arrive in Rio de Janeiro
Arrive in Rio de Janeiro, dubbed "The Marvelous City," where your guide will greet you and escort you to your hotel. The hotel is situated on the beachfront of Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro's most famous beach. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, except for a delicious Brazilian barbecue dinner at Churrascaria Palace.
Rio de Janeiro Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour
After breakfast, head to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, 1,296 feet (395 meters) above sea-level. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city and its surrounding beaches and forests. Also tour around the historical part of Rio de Janeiro.
The afternoon and evening are yours free; we recommend you opt for a Plataforma Samba Show, where thirty mulata dancers give riveting performances of Brazil's musical history, from slavery to the modern day, with Bossa Nova, samba, and Brazilian pop tunes.
Rio de Janeiro Corcovado Mountain Tour
Have breakfast in your hotel, and then head for the Tijuca National Forest - an urban forest right in the middle of Rio de Janeiro. Here you will board the tremzinho railway to climb up to Corcovado Mountain. Enjoy the view of the city from an elevation of 710m (2340ft). At the summit, you'll see one of the most famous highlights of Brazil: the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Afterwards, tour Rio de Janeiro's most famous beaches.
Rio de Janeiro to Manaus
After breakfast, your guide will take you to the airport for the 5-hour flight to Manaus, the "Gateway to the Amazon Rainforest." Upon arrival you will be escorted to your hotel.
Manaus is a city that thrives on exports from the Amazon region, including rubber and Brazil nuts. The city is situated on the banks of the Rio Negro, where the river joins with the Rio Somlioes. These two important rivers form the Rio Amazonas.
From Manaus, there are several river cruises and Amazon jungle lodges that you can choose from for your Amazon Rainforest exploration.
Arrive in the Amazon Ecopark Lodge
After breakfast in Manaus, spend the morning at your leisure or transfer to the port, depending on the departure time of your transfer. If you have a free morning, we recommend a Manaus city tour or other optional excursion. In the afternoon, your guide will take you on a motorboat ride along the river to the Amazon Ecopark Lodge.
The staff at the Amazon Ecopark Lodge will be sure to welcome you, offer a refreshing tropical juice drink, and help you settle into your bungalow.
After dinner, take an evening canoe tour to see some alligators.
Amazon Ecopark Lodge Excursions
Each day at the lodge includes all meals and all excursions with guides. After breakfast, your guides will take you on varying excursions, such as hiking through the jungle, visits to local caboclo villages, a trip to the Monkey Jungle exhibit, canoe rides, and more.
You're likely to see abundant wildlife and interesting flora. Your guides are naturalists experts and can point out medicinal plants, help you spot macaws and parrots, and identify the calls of various animals.
The evenings include gatherings at the lodge for dinner, drinks, lounging, educational presentations, and entertainment such as dancing and live music.
Return to Manaus
After breakfast, hop in the motorboat to return to Manaus. Along the way, enjoy a tour of the "Meeting of the Waters," where the Rio Negro and Rio Solimoes run side by side without mixing. Once in Manaus, head to the airport for your flight back home or to another one of the Brazil tours such as the ones below.
For wildlife lovers, we highly recommend a trip to the Pantanal wetlands in southeastern Brazil, where birds and other wildlife are abundant and much easier to spot than in the thick Amazon jungle.