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Discover historic Salvador before delving deep into the Amazon to spot wonderful wildlife and meet the local tribespeople before the mighty roar of Iguaçu Falls and vibrant Rio end the tour in style!
Stroll the streets of Salvador
Explore the Amazon Jungle
Cruise to the Meeting of the Waters
Marvel at Iguacu Falls
Discover vibrant Rio de Janeiro
- Return international flights
- All Accommodation
- Selected meals
- All transportation & transfers
- All sightseeing & entrance fees
- English speaking National Escort & local guides
- Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders
Days 1-2: Fly to Salvador
Fly to the beautiful city of Salvador, arriving the same or following day. You will be met at the airport and transferred 30 minutes to your hotel. Spend the day at leisure.
Day 3: Explore Salvador
Discover the many faces of Salvador de Bahia; get a glimpse of the city’s intriguing cultural mix and take a stroll through the historical center. Today’s city tour will showcase Salvador’s best sights.
Day 4: Day at Leisure
Today is a free day for you to enjoy Salvador independently, there is plenty to see and do and your guide will be happy to make suggestions.
Day 5: Fly to Manaus
Transfer 30 minutes to the airport and fly north to Manaus, a city in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. On arrival, you will be transferred about 20 minutes to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 6: Into the Amazon
Transfer approximately 40 minutes to the pier to the river and board your boat for a 20 minute cruise into the rainforest to your ecolodge accommodation. This morning visit the beautiful residents of the Monkey Jungle Reserve.
Day 7: Meeting of Waters
Boarding a double decker local boat take to the waters of the Rio Negro. Cruise along the riverfront of Manaus to view the locals going about daily life and the stilt houses rised over the water. Continue downriver to reach the ‘Encontro das Aguas’ (Meeting of Waters) before lunch.
Day 8: Rainforest Hike
Spend the morning walking through virgin rainforest with a nature guide who will educate you on your surroundings as you go. You’ll learn about the local flora and fauna and come away with rainforest survival skills such as how to find food and water, first aid and navigation.
Day 9: Travel to Iguazu
Transfer by boat back to Manaus and take a tour of the city. Stroll along the charming boardwalk of Ponta Negra, the most exclusive neighborhood in the city, then head downtown to visit the Amazon Opera House; from there you will see the Amazon Courthouse and the charming “Largo de São Sebastião”.
Day 10: Iguazu Falls
On the border of Argentina and Brazil, Iguacu is the largest waterfall system in the world, with hundreds of cascades pouring off the edge of the Parana Plateau. You are able to see the falls from both sides of the border, each giving a wholly different view.
Day 11: Travel to Rio
Transfer approximately 1 hour to the airport to fly to Brazil’s most exuberant city Rio de Janeiro. On arrival you will transfer approxiamtely 1 hour to your hotel, the rest of your day will be at leisure.
Day 12: Christ The Redeemer
Today will be a full day of touring, you’ll start at the Corcovado, travelling up to the peak by cog train to the spot where the iconic Christ the Redeemer watches over the city. Enjoy lunch at a local Barbeque restaurant before taking a tour of downtown Rio.
Day 13: Explore Rio
Today enjoy a jeep tour of the city including the 19th-century hillside neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, your tour will last approxiamtely 5 hours including lunch, the rest of the day will be yours to explore the delights of the city further or simply relax.
Days 14-15: Fly from Rio back to the UK
Transfer the airport according to your international flight time and fly to the UK arriving home the following day.
Rhythms of Brazil is a moderate tour. This means that the itinerary requires a good level of fitness.
- You will be required, on several occasions, to climb on and off boats without assistance and spend an extended amount of time on boats in open water.
- There will be several days of sightseeing on foot for a period of time and in some cases for an extended period of time.
Your accommodation is selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from business hotels to rainforest lodges.
Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers between destinations.
Planes: Internal flights are based on economy class, with reputable airlines.
Most Wendy Wu groups consist of 10 travellers or more, there will usually be no more than 29 travellers in each group.
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