9 Days / 8 Nights
$2345P/P Double Occupancy
Starting at one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Rio de Janeiro, you will visit Sugar Loaf and Corcovado Mountain, also the magnificent Iguazu Falls, and the city of Manaus in the Amazon Rainforest. You will stay at one of the best eco-friendly treetop hotel and discover rejuvenation and adventure in the heart of the Amazon. Nestled in a canopy of trees above the Amazon River, Ariau Amazon Towers jewel of the Amazonian Rainforest and the only hotel resort built completely at tree top level in the Jungle.
Day 01 Arrival at Rio de Janeiro
Breakfast at the hotel Arrival in Rio de Janeiro airport, reception and transfer to your hotel Check in: 14h00 Overnight at Golden Tulip Continental - deluxe ocean view room or similar
Day 02 Half day Private Corcovado Tour (B)
On this tour, you will visit the amazing Christ the Redeemer, which is one of Rio's natural wonders.It stands on the top of the Corcovado Mountain (2,300 feet above sea level). To get there, we will drive through the Laranjeiras residential district and the quaint Cosme Velho to the Corcovado train station, where you will board a cogwheel train for a 15-minute ride that crosses Tijuca forest - the largest urban forest in the world. It has 8,000 acres of tropical rain forest right in the middle of Rio de Janeiro. Once on the mountaintop, guests will be amazed with the construction of the statue that consists of 120 feet of concrete and soapstone above the spectacular 360 view over the city. The return itinerary will take you through the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, a mirror lake boarded by residential buildings and gracious mansions, rolling, green hills and exotic gardens. Returning to the hotel, you will be sure that you have enjoyed the most amazing tour in your life. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 03 Half day Private Sugar Loaf tour (B)
This tour begins with a city panoramic view through downtown Rio, passing by the Sambodrome, the Metropolitan Cathedral, in pyramid form, with internal diameter of 96 meters and height of 80 meters. Get to know the traditional Cinelandia Square with the historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. By taking the Aterro do Flamengo, you will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca where it is located one of the largest symbols of the city: the Sugar Loaf. This visit is made in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes passengers to Urca Hill which is 215 meters high and from where one can have a beautiful view from the Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge and Corcovado hill. From this stage, a second cable car will be taken up to the top with 395 meters to find a splendid view from Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and some beaches of Niteroi. Return to hotel, afternoon at leisure.
Day 04 Rio -Iguazu Falls (B)
Transfer out to airport Flight Rio-Iguazu is not included (can be booked upon request) Arrival at Iguazu and reception at the airport, then transfer to the hotel Check in: 14h00 Evening and dinner at leisure Overnight at Esturion Hotel 4* std room B included x 3 nights
Day 05 Brazilian side Waterfalls tour (B)
Brazilian Side Waterfalls Tour. The tour starts at the Visitors Center of the Park where thematic buses take you to the beginning of the footbridge. We go through this footbridge making stops at the balconies until we get to Puerto Canoas where a food area is and a shopping walk. From here we start coming back on the bus of the Park to the Visitors Center, same place from where we start the tour. Park entrance fee are not included.
Day 06 Argentinean side Waterfalls tour (B)
(Citizens from USA, Canada and Australia must be a reciprocity fee to enter Argentina through any border) Argentinean Side Waterfalls Tour he Iguazu Waterfalls are 275 cascades that are visited through different access. The footbridges and the navigation tours take the visitors closer to the waterfalls to live an unforgettable experience. From each rest, each view balcony, you can enjoy amazing views in the middle of subtropical vegetation full of shrubs, birds and wild animals. The tour starts at the Visitors Center and then we go through the Argentinean waterfalls traditional tours: Superior Circuit: Panoramic view of the waterfalls. Lower Circuit: Going closer to the Jungle and the Waterfalls, to the impressive Garganta del Diablo after walking on the 1.000 mts. footbridge. On our tour we include the Ecological Train of the Jungle and visit the Nature Interpretation Center located in the visitors Center. Park entrance fee is not included.
Day 07 Iguazu Falls-Manaus (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the hotel Transfer out to the airport Flight Iguazu-Manaus is not included (can be booked upon request) Arrival in Manaus airport, reception and transfer to your lodge 3 days/ 2 nights package at Ariau Jungle Towers - standard room Our eco-friendly hotel was built in 1987 by Dr. Francisco Ritta Bernardino under the inspiration of oceanographer Jacques Cousteau. Enlightened by Cousteau's quest to protect the Amazon Jungle, Dr. Ritta built an eco-aware resort that would preserve the fragility of this magical forest.Located 35 miles northwest of the Manaus, Brazil - the capital of Amazonas, Ariau Amazon Towers, sits peacefully in the treetops of the Amazon Rainforest. Rising on the right bank of the Rio Negro at the origin of the Anavilhanas Archipelago, this spectacular Amazon resort is surrounded by the most beautiful scenery, wildlife and pristine landscapes in the Amazon rainforest. Ariau Towers is just 40 miles from Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes International Airport. 8:00 or 3:00pm AM Boat Ride From Manaus To Ariau Amazon River From Above 10:30 AM Welcome Reception, Check In And Hotel Recognition Tour 12:00 PM Lunch 3:00 PM Amazonian Village Excursion In Motorized Canoes 7:00 PM Dinner Accommodation with full board pension, bilingual guide, transfers and tours in regular basis, welcome drink. - Transfer details - duration 2 hours: Departure from Manaus: 08:00am or 03:00pm Departure from Lodge: 08:00am or 02:00pm
Day 08 Manaus Ariau Jungle Towers (B, L, L, D, D)
Discover the Amazon Rainforest - the largest tropical rainforest on Earth. You will be awed by the grandeur, beauty and diversity of the Amazon Rainforest the Lungs of the World - and captivated by its wild wonder. These Brazilian Amazon jungle packages bring you face-to-face with one of the greatest influences on the world's eco-system. Encounter 15,000 different species of animals and thousands of tree, mammal, fish and bird species observed on your jungle expeditions. Enjoy canoe rides in creeks, jungle trekking, piranha fishing, alligator spotting, jungle survival courses, bird watching, sport fishing, and visiting dwellings of aborigines. In the light of the moon, you watch your guide snatch an alligator out of the dark Rio Negro. Learn medicinal secrets of endangered indigenous tribes of the Amazon Rainforest, drink water from trees, watch monkeys swing through branches, marvel at massive lily-pads, canoe through the endless waters of the Amazon, fish for piranhas, capture dazzling sunsets, and fall asleep in your treetop canopy lodge hypnotized by the symphonic hum of the Amazon jungle. Feel the power of nature in the Amazon, your destination for adrenaline and rejuvenation. This will be the adventure of a lifetime. 7:30 AM - Breakfast 9:00 AM - Jungle Trekking 12:00 PM - Lunch 3:00 PM - Piranha Fishing 7:30 PM - Dinner 8:30 PM - Alligator Spotting in Motorized Canoes
Day 09 Manaus departure (B, L, L)
5:30 AM - Sunrise In The Amazon Tour In Motorized Canoes 7:30 - AM Breakfast Free Leisure Time 12:00 PM - Lunch 2:00 PM - Amazonian Certification - Boat Ride From Ariau To Manaus Obs:We have two daily boat departure from Manaus and Ariau at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Connect with your intl flight or customize package according to your flight schedule.