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Rio de Janeiro and Amazon Rainforest Tour

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Oct 11, 2012


By Kaitlin McMichael

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Rio de Janeiro and Amazon Rainforest Tour

Have you ever wished you could visit both Rio de Janeiro, The Tijuca Forest, and the mighty Amazon Rainforest in one trip? Well, you can! Even though Rio de Janeiro and the Amazon Rainforest are far apart,1930 miles (3100 km) to be exact, these two Brazil travel destinations create a popular combination. So whether you are looking to learn the distance from Rio de Janeiro to the Amazon Rainforest, Rio to Amazon tours, Rio de Janeiro to Manaus, as well as Amazon tours Manaus, how to get to Amazon rainforest and much much more! Here’s some useful information to help you plan your Brazil trip: Rio-de-Janeiro-Amazon-Rainforest-Tour

Rio de Janeiro to the Amazon Rainforest 

You can fly into the Rio de Janeiro airport (GIG), or the Manaus airport (AQA). Once in Manaus, you will be sent a guide to greet you and take you to the river port. There, you will board the cruise ship or an outboard motor canoe that will transfer you to your jungle lodge. This journey can take several hours, so if you are flying into Manaus late at night, spend the night at a hotel, and then transfer to the port the next morning. Between Rio de Janeiro and Manaus, flights often include a layover in Brasilia and take 5-6 hours of flight time. This is the perfect start to your dream Rio de Janeiro and Amazon Rainforest Tour! Rio-de-Janeiro-Amazon-Rainforest-Tour

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Rio-de-Janeiro-Amazon-Rainforest-Tour See the Tijuca Forest, Corcovado and the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, and Guanabara Bay. Or visit the nearby town of Petropolis. There you will find, Parati, Búzios, or Ilha Grande, all just a few hours away from Rio de Janeiro. A Rio de Janeiro and Amazon rainforest tour would not be complete without a visit to Sugarloaf Mountain! Read more: 7 Must-Do’s on a Rio de Janeiro Copacabana Tour

The Amazon Rainforest 


While you are in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest, you have two wonderful options for accommodation: rest at the Amazon Jungle Lodge, or board an Amazon River Cruise Boat. A jungle lodge includes room and board, and daily guided activities such as nature hikes, fishing, canoeing, canopy walks, visiting with local communities, and nighttime hikes. A river cruise includes room and board, daily guided activities and landings on shore so you can explore the flora and fauna of the rainforest. Please note, you should reserve your Rio de Janeiro and Amazon rainforest tour in advance to make sure to secure your spot.

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