Brazil Travel Package – Highlights – Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls and Amazon (11N)

Travel to Brazil and Experience its top three destinations with this 12 Day / 11 Night Travel Package and Tour that includes Rio de Janeiro, Buzios, Iguazu Falls and Amazon.

Brazil Travel Package – Highlights – Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls and Amazon (11N)

With this package you will visit some of Brazils most famous destinations – the city of Rio de Janeiro, the beautiful beach destination of Buzios, the spectacular Iguazu Falls, and the legendary Amazon Rainforest.

Rio is called the Marvelous City by the the inhabitants of the city and it is indeed one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world. Uniquely situated on a narrow strip of land between green mountains and the deep blue sea it is surrounded by coves, white sand beaches and granite based mountains, the most famous of which is the Pao de Acucar (Sugar Loaf). Búzios, once a tranquil fishing village, is home to some of Brazils most stunning beaches, exotic boutiques, hip restaurants and bars, and unique architecture, offering a very relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere.

Iguazu Falls are considered to be one of the seven wonders of the modern world, and at over 3km (1.9 miles) wide and 80m (263 ft) high, their beauty is unsurpassed.

The Amazon is the planets greatest rainforest and contains a wealth of life richer than any place else on earth- millions of species still remain undiscovered. Once of the best places to see some of its incredible wildlife is at the Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge. The Anavilhanas Lodge, specially selected by us due to its jungle location, will enhance your contact with the surrounding nature. The Lodge offers walking trails, bird watching tours, boat tours, jungle night treks ,and survival tours. It is truly a unique place.

This package offers privately guided city tours as well as nature tours to some of the most amazing sites in Brazil whilst staying at very comfortable and relaxing accommodations in hotels and pousadas.

Brazil Highlights – Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls and Amazon Travel Vacation Package (11N) Includes

Hotels in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil:

  • 2 nights at a hotel in Rio.

Tours in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil:

  • Transfers airport -> hotel and hotel -> airport are included in this package.
  • City tour of Tijuca Forest, Corcovado (the Christ statue), sunset at the Pao de Acucar (Sugar Loaf Mountain) and other Hot Spots, including Santa Tereza, Chacara do Céu Museum, Vista Chinesa (Chinese Lookout point) and Mesa do Imperador (the Emperors Table).

Hotels in Buzios – Brazil:

  • 3 nights at a hotel in Buzios.

Tours in Buzios – Brazil:

  • Transfers Rio -> Buzios and Buzios-> Rio are included in this package.
  • Day tour of the beaches.
  • Day tour of Arraial do Cabo and Prainha Beach

Hotels in Iguazu Falls – Brazil:

  • 2 Nights at a hotel in Iguazu Falls.

Tours in Iguazu Falls – Brazil:

  • Half day Macuco Safari Boat and rafting.
  • Tour of the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls, lunch, and tour of the falls from the Argentinian side.
  • Trip to Parque das Aves (Bird Park).

Jungle Lodges in the Amazon – Brazil:

  • 4 nights at an Amazon Jungle Lodge

Tours in the Amazon – Brazil:

  • Jungle treks to see flora and fauna with demonstrations of survival techniques.
  • River trip to visit an Igapo (flooded jungle) that includes a fishing experience and visit to a local Amazon community.
  • Amazon River Trip to view the meeting of the Amazon River and the Rio Negro.

Observations

  • Transportation: all transfers and tours in private air-conditioned vehicles with your private English-speaking guide. Due to the nature of some tours vehicles might not be air conditioned.
  • Adventure: easy. All ages are welcome. The walking tours to see the falls require climbing up and down steps to get a good view of the falls. Tropical weather and direct sunlight demands sun protection and plenty of fluids.
  • Group Size: Any group size.
  • Staff: your private English-speaking guides will help you better understand and enjoy your Brazilian experience.

Day by Day Vacation Package Itinerary

This is a Sample Vacation Package that we have created for customers in the past.

Contact us for a Custom Package created just for you.

Day 1 – Rio de Janeiro State
You will arrive in Rio de Janeiro and be met at the airport by a private driver who will take you to your Hotel. After checking in, you may want to relax and have some lunch. We suggest lunch at Porcao, a Brazilian barbecue buffet restaurant. In the afternoon you might like to take a wander around Copacabana and visit the famous beaches near your hotel.

Day 2 – Rio de Janeiro State
Today you will be taken by air-conditioned Land Rover on a city tour to visit some of the most famous sites of Rio. Driving on the scenic Castorina Road towards the Corcovado (the Christ statue) you will stop to see the Mesa do Imperador (the Emperor’s Table) and the Vista Chinesa (Chinese Lookout point) before entering the Tijuca National Park. In the park you will visit the principal hotspots: the Taunay Waterfall, the Mayrink Chapel and not to mention the view of the beautiful flora and fauna of the forest and the sounds of the Atlantic Forest birds. Still driving through tranquil scenic roads in the Tijuca National Park, the tour will take you across the top of the mountain in the direction of Corcovado. After experiencing the panoramic 360 degree views from the top of the Corcovado, your next stop will be the neighborhood of Santa Tereza, a historical district of old Rio, where artisans and artists live and work. You will be able to visit authentic local artisan stores and have lunch in one of the local restaurants, where you will experience the flavors of Brazilian cuisine. After lunch you will visit the Chacara do Ceu Museum, a special place where nature, panoramic views of the Guanabara Bay and art are in total harmony with the landscape. Ending your tour at the Sugar Loaf, where you will be able to watch the magnificent sunset over the city and the bay, you will no doubt have fallen in love with this enchanted city. We suggest dinner at Da Brambini (Italian seafood) in Praia do Leme. If you happen to be in Rio on a Sunday the hippie fair (open-air handcrafts market) at Praca Gen Osorio in Ipanema is worth a visit. There is an evening dinner show (Samba show and dinner) also available. Please let us know if you would like us to book this for you.

Day 3 – Buzios
On your last day in the city of Rio de Janeiro you will check out of your Hotel after breakfast, after which you will be driven in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel in Buzios, (approximately a 3 hour trip) After checking in at your pousada your driver will take you on a tour of the beaches and you will discover how each beach has its own charm and why Buzios is so famous for its beautiful beaches. Praia do Canto, Praia da Armacao dos Ossos and the lovely and intimate Azeda and Azedinha are the beaches which are closest to the “downtown” area, where the shops and restaurants are located. These beaches became famous worldwide because they are the beaches that Brigitte Bardot fell in love with when visiting the city in 1964, then a fishermen village. Driving along the peninsula is Praia de Joao Fernandes, and on the other side are the more secluded beaches of Forno, Brava and Ferradura. The longest beach is Geriba and one of the trendiest among the young crowd and surfers, with lots of cool kiosks that offer cold beverages and snacks. Tartaruga Beach is our last stop, which is where sea turtles lay their eggs, and is more protected from the strong winds. On your return to the pousada you may want to relax before having dinner. We suggest dinner at Satiricon (seafood).

Day 4 – Buzios
Today is free to relax and enjoy Buzios. You may want to visit one or more of your favorite beaches which you discovered yesterday, and perhaps take a walk around the village and visit the local boutiques and restaurants. Tonight our dinner suggestion is at the Italian pizzeria, Capricciosa.

Day 5 – Buzios
On the fifth day of your trip we suggest snorkeling in Tartaruga Small Bay. The bay is well known for its tranquil and turquoise waters and is the best snorkeling point on the Buzios coast. You are guaranteed to see a plethora of colorful fish and most probably some sea turtles.

Day 6 – Iguazu Falls Argentina
On the morning of your last day in Buzios a tour of Arraial do Cabo and Prainha Beach awaits you. This tour will be taken on your way back to Rio as it is en route. You will check out of your hotel and say goodbye to Buzios. Your driver will collect you and take you on your final tour. Every year Prainha Beach in Arraial do Cabo makes the top ten lists of the best beach destinations in Brazil. It lies in front of a channel that is surrounded by sand banks, turquoise water and beautiful white sand dunes, making it a favorite sailing and scuba-diving point. Just in across from the beach is the small island of Cabo Frio, a Nature Reserve, what makes this place even more magical and appealing. Arraial do Cabo was a fisherman village that has evolved into a small city renown for its fresh fish and pristine beaches. The Tour will take no more than 2 hours. After the tour your driver will take you to the airport in Rio, where you will catch a flight to Iguazu Falls. At the airport in Iguazu Falls you will be met and driven to your hotel where you will check in. We suggest dinner at the Restaurant Clube Maringa – their specialty is fresh water fish from the region.

Day 7 – Iguazu Falls Argentina
Your second day at the falls will comprise a full day tour of both sides of the falls. Firstly, you will be taken on a 3-hour tour of the Brazilian side of the falls by a private English-speaking guide. You will follow a trail inside the sub-tropical forest, which includes a visit to the bottom of Salto Floriano (Floriano Falls). During the walk there is an impressive view of the Devil’s Throat from a bridge. At the end of your tour an elevator will take you up to the top of the falls. After your tour of the Brazilian side, there will be a break for lunch. Then on to see the Argentinian side of the Iguacu Falls (4-hour tour). You will be taken across the border into Argentina by private vehicle, into the Parque National del Iguazu, 40 km away from the Brazilian border. Once in Argentina you will go on a walking tour of the falls. The views are magnificent, especially the one right on top of the Devil’s Throat, which is reached by a little boat taking you through breathtaking scenery. Throughout the day you will see numerous rainbows, hundreds of beautiful butterflies, lots of friendly little South American coatis, and dozens of exotic birds. (The entire tour takes about 8 hours).

Day 8 – Amazon
After breakfast on the last day of your trip you will be taken on a tour traveling the Macuco Trail in a rustic, open wagon, which allows you a view of the luxurious jungle in all its splendor. Our guides explain some of the stories, marvels and mysteries of the sub-tropical forest surrounded by orchids, bromeliads and thousands of butterflies. You will take a walk down the Iguazu Canyon Trail, visiting the picturesque Macuco Falls and enter the Brazilian jungle on foot to have more close contact with nature. Finally you will ride the rapids of the Iguazu Canyon in secure open boats (mild Rapid). This 3-hour tour gives you a unique and different view of the Iguazu Falls and allows you to feel the same emotions as the first pioneers did on discovering this untouched wilderness area. Before checking out of your hotel you may want to have one final look at the magnificent falls, before be driven in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to the airport. From Foz do Iguazu you will fly to Manaus airport, where you will be met by a representative of your Jungle Lodge and taken to the lodge. After checking in at the lodge you will have dinner and be taken on a jungle night trek to see giant spiders and fluorescent fungus.

Day 9 – Amazon
Today’s tour after breakfast is a full day on the River, including a visit to an Igapo (flooded jungle) for a fishing experience and some river swimming. You will also have a chance to observe characteristics of a black water river identical to the River Negro. You will visit a local Amazon community and their manioc plantation, and on the way back to the lodge view the panoramic sunset over the Amazon Jungle. Dinner is back at the lodge.

Day 10 – Amazon
After a delicious breakfast you will be taken on a full day jungle trek through the rainforest. Your bilingual guide will show you the diversity of flora and fauna and also some survival and navigation techniques used by the indigenous people of the area. If you want a true experience of the Amazon Jungle by night, then tonight you will be able to camp out at one of the basic campsites near the Lodge.

Day 11 – Amazon
On your last day you will be taken to the Manaus Ariport after Breakfast to cathc your flight back home.

Hotel Options in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

  • 5 star – Copacabana Palace Hotel
  • 4 star – Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
  • 4 star – Hotel Golden Tulip Regente
  • 4 star – Hotel Praia Linda
  • 4 star – Porto Bay International
  • 3 star – Augusto’s Copacabana
  • 3 star – Windsor Asturias
  • 3 star – Hotel Merlin Copacabana

Hotel Options in Buzios – Brazil

  • 5 star – Not applicable
  • 4 star – Pousada Casas Brancas
  • 4 star – Pousada Byblos
  • 4 star – Pousada dos Búzios
  • 3 star – Pousada Abracadara
  • 3 star – Atlântico Búzios Hotel

Hotel Options in Iguazu Falls – Brazil

  • 5 star – Hotel das Cataratas
  • 4 star –Bourbon Cataratas4 star – Lois Suite Recoleta
  • 3 star – Best Western Tarobá

Manaus Hotel Options

  • 5 star – Tropical Manaus EcoResort (unfortunately this hotel has closed indefinitely)
  • 5 star – Hotel Villa Amazônia
  • 4 star – Blue Tree Premium Manaus

Jungle Lodge Options in the Amazon – Brazil

  • 4 star – Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge
  • 4 star – Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge
  • 4 star – Juma Jungle Lodge
  • 3 star – Cristalino Jungle Lodge
  • 3 star – Uacari Jungle Lodge