RIO DE JANEIRO AND THE AMAZON

Day1 - RIO DE JANEIRO
Arrive in Rio de Janeiro and transfer to the hotel. Rio de Janeiro was Brazil’s capital from 1763 to 1960 and is now the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Ideally located between the mountains and the sea, it is no wonder that Rio is one of the most visited cities in the world. It is blessed with a magnificent shoreline, beautiful white sand beaches, numerous museums and cultural attractions, a lively night life and a joyous people. With good reason, Rio is known as the “Ciudad Maravilhosa” or “Marvelous City.”
Day2 - RIO DE JANEIRO
Your tour starts with a visit to one of the most famous landmarks in the world. After a scenic drive along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, you will arrive at the bottom of the Corcovado Hill. Here you’ll embark on a cogwheel train that ascends through the Tijuca Forest, a tropical rainforest, towards the peak of the mountain. At the summit stands Christ the Redeemer, the Art Deco statue located 2,330 ft. above sea level, with arms outstretched 92 feet wide over Rio. Enjoy the magnificent 360-degree views! (B)
Day3 - RIO DE JANEIRO
Day at leisure. Choose one of the many optional tours available. (B)
Day 4 - RIO DE JANEIRO I MANAUS
Morning at leisure, at appropriate time, transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport for your flight to Manaus. This afternoon we depart on a tour of Manaus, visiting the different neighborhoods of the city. Our first stop is at the Rio Negro Palace, former official residence of the governor of Amazonas state, nowadays a cultural center. Representing part of the history of the golden period of the Belle Epoque, the palace has a lookout in the highest tower to overview the city. Next we stop at the Indian Museum to learn the history, customs and traditions of the many Amazonian Indian tribes. After that, we have scheduled a visit to the Manaus Opera House, a renaissance relic dating from 1896, with chandeliers, crystals and furnishings all imported from Europe. This working landmark, in the midst of the Amazon Rainforest, hosts the annual international Amazonas Opera Festival! Then back to the hotel. (B)
Day5 - MANAUS I AMAZON
After breakfast, we’ll transfer to our Amazon Lodge, where we’ll be treated to a welcoming fruit juice and a presentation of the property. During the next days you will be able to do many different activities. The distribution of the tours will be coordinated by the local operation department and informed upon arrival. (B,L,D)
Day 6 - MANAUS I AMAZON
After breakfast, we’ll transfer to our Amazon Lodge, where we’ll be treated to a welcoming fruit juice and a presentation of the property. During the next days you will be able to do many different activities. The distribution of the tours will be coordinated by the local operation department and informed upon arrival. (B,L,D)
Day7 - MANAUS I AMAZON
After breakfast, we’ll transfer to our Amazon Lodge, where we’ll be treated to a welcoming fruit juice and a presentation of the property. During the next days you will be able to do many different activities. The distribution of the tours will be coordinated by the local operation department and informed upon arrival. (B,L,D)
Day 8 - AMAZON TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)
Day at leisure, then transfer to the airport for your flight. (B)