Rio to the Amazon Air-Expedition 16D/15N
Check out some of the best sights Brazil has to offer on this non-stop, action packed tour of metropolitan Rio de Janerio, the beautiful Brazilian coast, the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls, and the grandeur of the Amazon Jungle!
- Explore the hustle and bustle of the Brazilian capital
- Marvel at Iguazu Falls, one of the seven natural wonders
- Immerse yourself in the raw nature of the Amazon Jungle
Max group size:
- - 15 nights in hostel, 3-star or 4-star hotel
- - Transport as per itinerary
- - 15 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners
- - Tours and experiences
- - English-speaking guide for some activities
- - Handy extras and accessories
Day 1: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Welcome to Rio!
We’ll be waiting to transfer you across to your accommodation via a private shuttle.
Day 2: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This specially designed Carioca Expedition is a tour in Rio de Janeiro that provides you with the unique chance to see the best highlights of the city.
Our day starts with an accommodation pick-up where you will be met by your professional English speaking tour guide.
We will make the first stop of the day at the hang gliding landing area at Sao Conrado beach where the hang gliders land after they take off from Pedra Bonita. Admire the incredible views of the mountains from the coast and contemplate making time in your schedule for a paragliding session. From there, the mini-bus will take you to the Tijuca National Park and get a glimpse of the greenest tropical rainforest. This is the best spot to check how nature and urban areas can coexist. See waterfalls, tropical plants, trees and wildlife. Make a stop for lunch (not included) in Ipanema and transfer to the Christ The Redeemer Statue where you can take as many photos as your heart desires. Visit Santa Teresa, one of the oldest and most traditional neighbourhoods of Rio. See the well preserved original architecture and feel the character of this unique neighbourhood. At the end of your Rio day tour you will see the colourful Lapa steps “Escadaria Selaron”, where Snoop Dogg shot his famous video for Beautiful.
Finally, you will be offered two options. The first option is to be dropped off at the Sugarloaf Mountain where you can hop on the gondola and watch the sunset from the top of the hill (the ticket is not included in the package price) or choose to return to the door of your hotel.
Day 3: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Today you’ll enjoy a full free day to explore Rio your own.
You can also add an optional extra experience.
Day 4: Rio de Janeiro - Ilha Grande, Brazil
Today, you’ll catch a shuttle and boat all the way to Ilha Grande.
The journey takes around 5 hours.
You’ll then settle into your accommodation and have the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 5: Ilha Grande, Brazil
You’ll embark on an exciting boat and trekking adventure today!
Travel via boat to Lopes Mendes beach, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil for its 3km long beach of white sand, clear water with waves and wild nature, all part of an environmentally protected area.
Day 6: Ilha Grande, Brazil
Enjoy a free day relaxing in this beautiful region of Brazil.
Day 7: Ilha Grande - Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Bid goodbye to Ilha Grande as you take a shuttle and boat to Rio de Janeiro.
Make your way to the accommodation and check in before you have the rest of the evening at leisure.
Day 8: Rio de Janeiro - Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
After breakfast, we’ll transfer you across to the Foz do Iguacu Airport Transfer by shuttle.
Your flight is scheduled to depart from Rio de Janeiro at 09:30hrs, arriving in Foz do Iguacu at 11:50hrs (please take into consideration that flight is subject to availability and possible changes in the departure time).
You’ll then be transferred to your Foz do Iguacu accommodation.
Day 9: Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
This afternoon, you’ll embark on an exciting tour of the Brazil side of Iguazu Falls.
Our guides will take you to visit the wonderful Iguazu Falls, on the Brazilian side, from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the falls.
You will get close to the “Floriano”, “Deodoro” and “Benjamin” waterfalls and the walkways will also lead you to the “Santa Maria Falls”.
Day 10: Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
Embark on a full-day adventure to Argentina’s side of Iguazu Falls. Formed by the Iguazu and Parana Rivers, these falls include the towering “Devil’s Throat” cascade. Stretching over 3 kilometres, they’re taller than Niagara Falls and wider than Victoria Falls. The falls’ intensity creates a permanent fog and stunning rainbows.
Start by walking the Circuito Inferior for a close encounter with the falls.
Take a train to “Devil’s Throat” for a breath-taking view. Optional boat trips, rafting, or hiking offer unique perspectives. Bring your camera, rain gear, and sunblock. Pack snacks and water to avoid high park prices. If time allows, visit the 3 frontiers overlook to see Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil converge. Grab souvenirs before returning to Foz do Iguacu.
Day 11: Foz do Iguacu - Manaus, Brazil
This morning, we’ll transfer across to Foz do Iguacu Airport.
Your flight is scheduled to depart from Foz do Iguacu at 18:35hrs, arriving in Rio de Janeiro at 20:30hrs.
Afterwards, you will connect to board your next airplane at 21:35hrs, arriving in Manaus at 00:45hrs. Please take into consideration that both flights are subject to availability and possible changes in the departure time.
Once you’ve landed in Manaus, we’ll transfer you across to your hotel by shuttle.
Day 12: Manaus, Brazil
Today, you’ll leave at 08:00 from the office and transfer to the CEASA harbour where you will take a speed boat to cross the river to Careiro village, passing by the meeting of the waters. Over there you will take a van for around 60 minutes until you reach a place called Paraná do Mamori. Here, you’ll board the second speed boat to go to “JUMA LAKE CAMP HOUSE” which is the name of the lodge where you will be staying in this 2 days and 1 night.
Arrive at 11:00 and settle into your accommodation before having lunch. It’ll then be time to start the activities by going on a canoe tour for piranha fishing and dolphin observation.
We’ll head back to the lodge for dinner, before then setting out in a canoe to go caiman spotting.
Back to the lodge and overnight.
Day 13: Manaus, Brazil
Early in the morning, before breakfast, you will see the sunrise and do a bird watch tour.
We’ll head back to the lodge for breakfast, then embark on an ecological jungle trek from 08:00 to 11:00. Here, the guide will explain and show you a range of medicinal plants, some techniques of survival in the jungle and introduce animals that you can see during the trek like spiders, and different kind of monkeys, sloths etc. (We can’t promise that you will see wild animals but due to the Juma Lake be a protect area the chances to see wildlife are very good).
After lunch at around 14:00, you will leave to spend a night in the jungle. Here, you will learn about the jungle nightlife, spot animals that come out by night, learn some more techniques of survival in the jungle and go spear fishing.
Day 14: Manaus, Brazil
Your guide will prepare breakfast for you today before you head out to visit a local people house (caboclos) to see and learn about their way of life. You’ll observe how they make manioc flour and interact with them.
Return to the lodge for lunch and then explore the jungle by paddle by canoeing in the flooded forest and small creeks and learning about the fauna and the flora of the region.
Day 15: Manaus, Brazil
In the morning you will visit a place where a caboclo (local people) will teach about the traditional rubber-making process.
After lunch you’ll make the same way back to Manaus, arriving around 17:00.
Day 16: Manaus, Brazil
It’s time to bid goodbye to this beautiful country!
After breakfast, check out of your accommodation and we’ll transfer you across to the airport in time for your return flight.