14 days from £2545pp plus international flights.
From the excitement and buzz of Rio, to the heart of the Amazon with its abundant wildlife and on to the perfect island getaway, this holiday is a feast for the senses.
Spend three days exploring vibrant Rio de Janeiro, including a guided visit of Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) and Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf Mountain). Then travel to the jungle city of Manaus, famous for its grand opera house and the 'Meeting of the Waters' where the Solimoes and Negro Rivers meet to form the Amazon.
From Manaus, enter the Amazon proper. It is a one hour flight to Tefe and a boat ride to Uakari Floating Lodge located in the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve. The excursions depend on the season, with canoe excursions in the wet season through the flooded forest, and dry season excursions by canoe to explore channels, creeks and lakes, as well as forest hikes. There are also visits to local villages, evening presentations about the Reserve, and night hikes/canoe trips.
The wildlife is abundant, and it is a strange experience in the flooded season to paddle through the flooded forest and observe species such as sloths, Red howler monkeys and the endemic red-faced white uakari monkey at close range, whilst pink river dolphins, manatees and caiman swim amongst the submerged trees.
Time to relax! You'll be whisked a world away, to the northeast of the country and your very own island paradise. You have 3 full days to enjoy the beautiful scenery and marine life of Fernando do Noronho, not to mention its outstanding beaches and crystal clear waters, ideal for swimming, snorkelling and diving. A superb end to your journey through Brazil.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £2545 (ex. international flights)
Price notes: 2017 guide price pp sharing from: £2,545
Accommodation on a twin share basis; transfers and ground transport; full day Rio tour; full day Meeting of the Waters tour; meals as specified.
International and domestic flights; departure taxes; visas; travel insurance; meals not specified; drinks; items of a personal nature; tips.
Getting there: The holiday starts in Rio de Janeiro and ends in Recife. International and domestic (Rio to Manaus, Manaus to Tefe return, Manaus to Fernando do Noronha and Fernando do Noronha to Recife) from the UK will start from £2250 per person.
Departure dates: This is a tailor-made holiday and cab start on any day you wish. It can also be amended to suit your own individual requirements.
Several islands make up this national park 215 miles off the mainland. Its varied marine life makes for good snorkelling and diving, and it has 3 of Brazil's best beaches.
Porto Bay Rio Internacional is a modern hotel located on Avienda Atlantida on Rio's Copocabana Beach.
This small pousada provides simple but comfortable accommodation on the beautiful island of Fernando de Noronha.
Tropical Hotel is an eco-resort on the banks of the Rio Negro, offering all modern amenities and activities in a superb rainforest location.
A remote floating lodge in the largest protected area of flooded forest in the Amazon.
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Time: GMT -3 hours
Flight time: Most flights go to Sao Paulo but some airlines have direct flights to Rio de Janeiro, and to North-eastern Brazil. British Airways and TAM have direct flights from London and many European carriers also offer flights to Brazil.
Language: Portuguese is the official language. Spanish and English are understood quite widely.
Visas: Not required for British nationals.
Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if you are coming from an infected area. Malaria prophylactics are recommended in the rainforest.