South America

Rio & Amazon Wildlife Experience

Description

Often called “Cidade Maravilhosa” (The Marvellous City) Rio de Janeiro is notorious for its breathtaking scenery and location, nestled between lush-green mountains and crystal-clear seas. These attributes were decisive for Rio to be awarded by UNESCO two titles that are the first of their kind in history: World Heritage Site for Urban Landscapes, and World Capital of Architecture, this last one in partnership with the International Union of Architects (UIA). Capital of Brazil until 1960, Rio is one of the most culturally and economically prominent cities in the country, featuring some of its most famous tourist attractions such as Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain), Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer statue), and the iconic beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. The city is full of energy and rhythm, and the locals of Rio, the ‘Cariocas’, are known for their carefree spirit and charm. Whether you are looking to experience Carnaval, relax in a naturally stunning environment, or enjoy all the luxuries of a cosmopolitan city, Rio de Janeiro has it all!

Moving onto Manaus. Manaus is the capital of Brazil’s largest state, Amazonas, and is located in the Northwest of the country. It is an ideal starting point when visiting the rest of the Amazon region. Tour boats leave Manaus to see the Meeting of the Waters, where the black waters of the Negro River meet the white waters of the Solimões River, flowing side by side without mixing for several miles. Visitors can also explore riverbanks and streams, swim and canoe in placid lakes or simply walk in the lush forest.


Those in search of real adventures may even choose to go deep into the jungle and experience the Brazilian Amazon and all its flora and fauna face-to-face.

Rainy and Dry Seasons: Rainy season takes place from December to July with its peak of rainfall in-between May-July. Dry season runs from July to December and the rivers reach their minimum level from October-December. These patterns may vary depending on the area. Consequently, some lodges may be affected during such periods where the waters reach higher or lower levels that may result in rescheduling or replacement of activities/tours. In some cases, walking tours may only be done by boat or may even be replaced by other options (rainy season) or longer walks from river banks to lodges or other areas may be required including detours with bridges over mud puddles or springs (dry season).

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Welcome to Brazil! Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro you will be met at the airport by a guide for a private transfer to your hotel.

  • Please note standard check in time is 1500.

  • Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 2 - 3

  • Breakfast served at the hotel.

  • Day at Leisure.

  • Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 4

  • Breakfast served at the hotel.

  • Check out of hotel and transfer to airport.

  • Arrival Manaus Airport transfer to the lodge including English speaking guide.

  • Arrival dinner. Overnight at the lodge.

 

Day 5

  • Breakfast served at the lodge.

  • After breakfast, you will go on a nature hike. During the tour, the guide will lead and educate you about the local flora/fauna, how and where to find edible fruits and potable water, first aid, how to find their way in the forest and much more.

  • Then you will have lunch, before going on a fishing tour.

  • Return to the lodge for dinner.

  • Overnight at the lodge.

 

Day 6

  • Breakfast served at the lodge.

  • After breakfast, you will depart for a tour of Meeting of the Waters, the spectacular merge of Negro and Solimões Rivers. The phenomenon happens due to differences in temperature, density and speed of the waters of the rivers.

  • Depending on the level of the waters, a visit to a typical \" caboclo \" (local inhabitants) villa will be included (at Terra Nova Island) during this full day tour (This visit will happen prior or after lunch).

  • Dinner & overnight at the lodge.

 

Day 7

  • After breakfast, you will have a morning of leisure to relax and explore the area.

  • Check out of lodge.

  • Transfer to the airport with English speaking guide. Important note: regular transfer from lodge to airport departs between 08:30 am and 11:30 am.

  • Depart on flight back to Rio Int airport. Connect on flight back home.

South America

Low Season From R 23 930.00

per person

High Season From R 24 354.00

per person

7 Days / 6 Nights

Validity: Immediately - December 2020

Including

  • 'Internal Flight from Rio to Manaus 

  • Accommodation on a double sharing basis at the hotels mentioned above or similar category of alternate hotels

  • Meal Plan – Daily breakfast at all staying hotels, as mentioned in itinerary

  • Private Transfers to and from airports, Hotels & Lodges

  • English Speaking guides on all transfers 

  • Return transfers in Manaus – to the lodge in car and boat

  • During the day: regular schedule of main flights arriving in Manaus (06h00 until 17h00) 

  • In the evening: to/from airport additional cost of R 2 295.00 until 9 pax - from 9pax up no extra cost will be applied

  • From Ecopark to the airport regular transfers to the airport: at 08h30 and at 11h30

  • Tours whilst staying at Amazon Eco park Jungle Lodge include: nature hike, Monkey Forest, visit to a "caboclo´s" house, fishing, evening tour in canoe to appreciate nature and lastly a full day tour to the "Meeting of the Waters" phenomenon.

Excluding

  • Early check in or late check out

  • Optional excursions and activities

  • Airfares (international)

  • Meals (other than mentioned in the program)

  • All Drinks

  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation

  • Tips

  • Insurances

  • All not mentioned above

  • Peak season surcharges if any

  • Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)

Surcharges apply for high season or late bookings. Prices are in ZAR, subject to availability & tax fluctuations.

+27 (010) 035 5205

1st Floor, 65 Knoppiesdoring St, Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg, 2156

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