Package Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguaçu and Amazon Rainforest – 12 days

The Package Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguaçu and Amazon Rainforest is perfect for people who want to discover three of the most unique places in Brazil. You will get to know not only the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro, with its beautiful natural landscapes, but also Foz do Iguaçu and Iguazu Falls with its 275 falls and the Amazon Rainforest, staying in a true Amazon Jungle Lodge and experience the biggest rainforest of the world in an authentic way.

What is the of itinerary of the Package Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguaçu and Amazon Rainforest?

Your adventure will start at the marvelous city, Rio de Janeiro. There you will visit one of the seven wonders of the modern world, Christ the Redeemer Statue, take a ride at the famous cable car of Sugar Loaf Mountain and explore Tijuca’s Forest, the largest urban rainforest of the world. And of course, we’ll spare some time for you enjoy the stunning beaches that surround the city and its nonstop nightlife.

And we’ll head to Foz do Iguaçu to enjoy one of the biggest waterfalls in the world, the Iguazu Falls at both (Brazilian and Argentinian) sides. The name Iguazu comes from native languages of Brazil, and means “big water”. Legend has it that a god wanted to marry a mortal woman, but she ran away with her lover in a boat across the river. Boiling with rage, the god divided the river and condemned the lovers to an eternal fall.

After that, we’ll head to the Amazon Rainforest, the biggest rainforest of the world to explore the unique biodiversity that resides there. You will stay in a true Amazon Jungle Lodge, canoe through the Igapós (flooded forest), meet the native people and spot exotic wildlife in the jungle.

Are you ready for this thrilling experience?

  • Day 1: Welcome to Rio!
    • Today you will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation. Get comfortable and prepare to spend the rest of the day exploring the city at your own pace.
  • Day 2: Full Day City Tour Across Rio!
    • The full day city tour in Rio de Janeiro will take you to visit the main attractions and natural monuments of the city. Let’s explore what the marvelous city has to offer. We start the tour going to Corcovado, where one of the seven wonders of the modern world is located, the Statue of Christ the Redeemer. Then we’ll head towards Tijuca Forest, a place of many stories and beautiful natural wonders. Let’s sightsee one of the biggest urban tropical forest of the world, home of many animals and plants species only found in the Atlantic Rainforest. There will be a break for an outside visit at the famous Maracanã Stadium to learn about the history of the stadium that hosted the World Cup finals in 1950 and 2014. The tour continues towards the Sambadrome, which is the stage of the Samba School Parades performances during Rio de Janeiro Carnival. We’ll also visit the Metropolitan Cathedral of São Sebastião, patron of the city. The tour continues towards the Sugar Loaf complex, to board the most famous cable car in the world. Near there, Morro da Urca awaits for our visit, by the side of Praia Vermelha beach and the old Casino of Urca. We’ll end our full day city tour visiting the most famous beaches of the city: Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon.
    • All tickets are included and also lunch at an upscale barbecue lunch (with vegetarian options).
    • NOTE: During the Carnival this tour works in a shorter version visiting only Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf. If you want to do the full version, it’s important to arrive in Rio few days before carnival starts.
    • Meals included: Breakfast and lunch
  • Day 3: Adventure Day at Pedra Bonita Trail
    • The Pedra Bonita trail requires light physical effort and will get you to know one of the most breathtaking natural sights and viewpoints of Rio de Janeiro. Pedra Bonita is 693m/2273ft high and is located at the Tijuca National Park. Because of its privileged location, the Pedra Bonita region has the only free flight take-off ramp in the city of Rio de Janeiro, from where it is possible to Hang-glide or Paraglide. You can watch the flights and, on top of that, it’s a beautiful spot to take pictures. The view at the top of the Pedra Bonita is mesmerizing: you will see the Pedra da Gávea between Barra da Tijuca and São Conrado beaches and be surrounded by the magnificent green of the Tijuca National Park, which will bring a unique sense of freedom and peace.
    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 4: Boat Tour – Discover Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande
    • Angra dos Reis is a coastal city that hosts the big and beautiful Ilha Grande. Its bay presents 365 islands, if you could visit one per day it would take you a year to get to know them all. Let’s explore the best of it! The tour starts in an air conditioned transportation from Rio de Janeiro towards Costa Verde, a region that goes from the southern coast of Rio de Janeiro to the north coast of São Paulo. After two hours we’ll arrive at Angra dos Reis city. There we’ll start a boat tour around Ilha Grande bay and the main islands of the region. Make sure to bring your swimming suits because you’ll have a lot of fun over the breathtaking beaches of the region.
    • Meals included: Breakfast and lunch
  • Day 5: Welcome to Foz do Iguaçu
    • We will pick you up at your accommodation in Rio de Janeiro and transfer to the airport to fly to Foz do Iguaçu. Arriving at Iguazu Falls Airport, our receptive service will be waiting to take you to your accommodation. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the city at your own pace.
    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6: Iguazu Falls (Brazilian side)
    • Seeing the Falls from the Brazilian side gives you a complete panoramic view. It is considered the best way to understand how big and how wonderful this place is. Take a 1,5km/1miles journey through nature, approaching it’s highlight at the main bridge, that is really close to the falls. It’s a proper baptism, getting everybody wet with the spray that comes from this amazing natural wonder. In the afternoon our bilingual guide will take you to Aguaray Ecosport, a protected area next to the National Park. Hike up a 45 min long trail through the preserved rainforest, reaching the border of the Iguassu river, where you will start a guided tour on a Kayak or a Stand Up Paddle. After the breathtaking paddle that takes about 1h30min to be completed, hike for another trail for about 20min, heading to a 15m/50ft high waterfall. A perfect experience for any nature lover!
    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 7: Iguazu Falls (Argentinian side)
    • Walk around 5km/3miles along different waterfalls that together makes up one of the new seven wonders of nature: Iguazu Falls. The experience in Argentina takes you through an intensive contact with nature, offering the possibility of observing some native animals and the amazing vegetation of the subtropical forest of the National Park.You will walk along three different trails that will give you different points of view of the falls. One of the highlights is the view of Devil´s Throat: a platform that takes you right in front these impressive falls. (It is mandatory to carry valid photo documents (RG, CNH or Passport) to cross the border with Argentina.)
    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 8: Welcome to Manaus, Brazil!
    • We’ll transfer you from your accommodation in Foz to the airport. After arriving in Manaus we will provide the reception at the airport and transfer to your accommodation.
    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 9: Transfer to the Amazon Lodge
    • Our quest starts at 8:00 AM. We’ll leave the hotel in Manaus and go to the Port of Ceasa, where a speedboat will be waiting to take you to the Careiro community, with a short stop at the Meeting of the Waters to take pictures. Then we’ll take a car or minibus to the Mamorí river. Along the way, there will be a spot to photograph the famous Vitória Régia. The legend behind the Vitória Régia says that once she was a beautiful girl who fell in love with the Moon God. One day, she saw the reflection of the satellite in a lake, and thinking the he had come to meet her, she threw herself in the water and drowned. Moved, the god decided to turn her into a special star that inhabited waters: the Vitória Régia. Now, you will embark in another speedboat with opportunity to see birds, alligators and other animals. Afterwards we’ll arrive at the Amazon Jungle Lodge. After lunch, there will be a canoe trip to recognize the area, returning to the lodge to have dinner.
    • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Day 10: Hiking in the Jungle, Piranha Fishing and Cayman Spotting
    • After breakfast we’ll hike through the jungle with a local guide, where you will learn more about the wildlife and biodiversity. Then we’ll go fishing piranhas, a carnivore fish. After dinner, let’s observe caimans (an alligator) and other nocturnal animals.
    • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Day 11: Watching Sunrise, Visit a Caboclo’s House and the Sumaúma Tree
    • Let’s mesmerize ourselves watching the sunrise and the colorful birds. After a delicious breakfast we’ll visit a caboclo’s house, a local family, to learn about their customs. You’ll also visit the Sumaúma tree, the largest tree of the Amazon region, reaching 50m/165ft high. The Sumaúma, also known as “the tree of life” and “heaven’s stairway”, is famous for its medicinal powers and its importance for the whole forest. Behold this almost magical experience sightseeing what natives call the mother of all trees.
    • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Day 12: Transfer to Manaus & Manaus Airport
    • And our journey reaches its end. You’ll be transferred back to Manaus by the same route you came, according to your flight details.
    • Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Highlights

Package Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguaçu and Amazon Rainforest Highlights

  • Get to know Rio de Janeiro, the marvelous city;
  • Explore the beautiful Ilha Grande in Angra dos Reis;
  • Feel the power of one of the biggest waterfalls of the world at Foz do Iguaçu;
  • Kayak through the Iguassu river at Aguaray Ecosport;
  • Experience living in the jungle staying overnight in a lodge in the heart of the Amazons;
  • Discover authentic jungle activities such as piranha fishing, night fishing with harpoon, canoeing with night spot for alligators observation, etc.

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Average temperature  and chance of rain in Foz do Iguaçu

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  • Before booking any product, check the risks involved, what’s included, the necessary equipment and the FAQ. If doubts arise, contact us.
  • When booking any tour, the tourist attests knowledge to the natural risk inherent in ecotourism and adventure activities as well as the activities risks. If you wish to understand more about the risks involved, contact us.
  • The excessive ingestion of alcoholic beverages or the use of drugs, as well as the carrying of weapons of any kind, before or during activities, is not allowed under penalty of exclusion of the participant.
  • The itinerary and the order of the tours can be changed due to the weather and/or adverse conditions inherent to the practice of ecotourism and adventure tourism.
What are the vaccines needed?
  • We recommend Hepatitis B  and yellow fever vaccines and the globally recommended vaccines: MMR (measles, rubella and mumps), DT (diphtheria and tetanus), polio, influenza and meningitis.
Do I need Visa?
  • Although most of the tourists can rely on fast and easy electronic e-Visas, depending on your country of origin a standard Visa can be required to enter Brazil.
  • Please make sure to verify the requirements before you travel for this is a responsibility of the tourist.

FAQ

FAQ Pacakge Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguaçu and Amazon Rainforest

How do I get there?

There are international flights direct to Rio de Janeiro and a lot of national flights from all the main cities in Brazil to Foz do Iguaçu and Manaus. The airport in Rio de Janeiro is GIG or SDU, in Foz do Iguaçu is IGU and in Manaus is MAO.

Is there transfer service?

Yes. In Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguaçu and Manaus there are receptive service from the airport to the hotel.

Is it safe?

Rio de Janeiro is a big city it has problems as any other big city in the world. However, there is no need to be afraid. Just keep your belongings with you and pay attention to your bags and everything is should be fine. The same goes to Foz do Iguaçu and Manaus

What ages is it suitable?

The journey to Rio de Janeiro and to the Amazon Jungle Lodge is suitable to people of any age. However, the kayak expedition in Foz do Iguaçu is only avaiable for children older than 12 years old. If you wish, we can change this tour according to your needs.

What’s the physical effort involved?

Some of the activities in this package involve physical effort, such as hiking in the jungle, mainly due to the humidity of the place. As long as you don’t have mobility problems, such a case that we do not recommend this adventure, you will fully enjoy.

Do I have to do any training?

No need to be expert in canoeing nor in jungle survival. Afterall you’ll experience some of the knowledge of the locals regarding survival techniques.

Any wildlife risks?

Yes. You will be inside the jungle and there are wild and poison animals around. Although they are wild, they do not wish to start a war with you. So just keep a safe distance and strictly follow the instructions of the activity leader. Wildlife is the highest level risk event in this adventure.

What do we eat in the Amazon Jungle Lodge?

The region is rich in fresh water fish, which is consumed by the majority of the local population. However chicken and beef are commonly available. Vegetables and roots like manioc are also very common, served in many different local preparation methods. For the more adventurous, exotic fish like Piranha can be tried out as well as many different insects.

Do I have to bring cash?

Yes. In the Jungle Lodge it will be difficult to use credit cards around. The indigenous villages and the fisherman villages will have handcrafted souvenirs at your disposal but they will most likely take only cash. Some of the facilities will help you out, allowing to pay everything when you return to Manaus, but it’s advisable to bring cash with you. Consider an ammount sufficient for snacks, drinks, souvenirs and gratuities.

Will my cell phone work?

In Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguaçu and Manaus only. No mobile network signal while in the jungle.

Are there any wi-fi spots?

In Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguaçu and Manaus only. No internet signal while in the jungle.

What are the luggage restrictions?

For the boat transfers, we would recommend you to take only the necessary to make sure not to exceed the maximum weight of the boat. Extra luggage may be allocated at the office in Manaus. Please consider the airline luggage restricions!

Any packing tips?

Backpacking packs are recommended for comfort but any kind of luggage should be fine.

Who will I be travelling with?

This package has daily departures and is not private , so there might be other tourists travelling with you.

Prices

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1850USD per person (for groups of 02 or more)

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This tour has daily departure

• Daily departure available

• Please consider that this tour requires booking 3 days in advance

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  • Small groups (10 persons max)
  • Bilingual tour guides
  • Bookings for more than 5 persons, contact us!

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  • Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguaçu, Manaus and Amazon – Brazil

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