Description

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the world. With its ideal location between the mountains and the sea, Rio enjoys splendid white-sand beaches, numerous historical and cultural sites, verdant rainforests and wild samba clubs.

The Pantanal Conservation Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompassing the world’s largest tropical wetland area. Located mostly in Brazil, this ecosystem supports 3,500 known plant species and is also home to 1,000 bird, 400 fish, 300 mammal and 480 reptile species!


Itinerary

Day 1 - Rio de Janeiro

Arrive in Rio de Janeiro and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2 - Rio de Janeiro

Depart on your tour to visit one of the most famous landmarks in the world. After a scenic drive along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, you arrive at the bottom of the Corcovado Hill. Embark on a cogwheel train that ascends through the Tijuca Forest to the mountain’s summit. Here you’ll find the Art Deco statue of Jesus, Christ the Redeemer, located 2,300 ft. above sea level. Enjoy the magnificent views!!(B)

Day 3 - Rio de Janeiro

Day at leisure. Choose one of the many optional tours available.(B)

Day 4 - Rio de Janeiro/Cuiabá

Morning at leisure, then transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport for your flight toCuiabá. Cuiabá, capital of the Brazilian state of MatoGrosso, is located in the exact center of South America. The city was founded in the beginning of the 18th century by the Portuguese settlers during thegold rush. Some of the original buildings can still be seen in the old downtown area. Cuiabá is one of the Brazilian cities that has grown exponentially due to the increase of agribusiness, and is noted for its cuisine, dance, music and craftwork. It is also one of the gateways to a very precious resource of Brazil--the Pantanal--at nearly 75,000 square miles it is the largest wetland in the world, as well as the most pristine and biologically rich environment.Upon arrival, you will meet with our representative anddrive towards thePousada do Rio Mutum, an ecotourist lodge in the northern Pantanal, located 81 miles away.Halfway there, having reached a gravel road, be on the lookout for many kinds of birds,unusual mammals and diverse vegetation. After check-in, you will have time to relax.In the evening, dinner and briefing about the next day’s activities.(B,D)

Day 5 - Pantanal

After breakfast, go horseback riding inthe trails of your hotelwhere a large variety of birds, mammals and reptiles can be seen all year round. This afternoon, enjoy a photographic safari ona leisurely boat ride along theMutum River where you could spot giant otters, stingrays, as well as many species of birds. Tonight, leave on a jeep tourof the surrounding areas and learn, hear and appreciate the nocturnal life in this natural sanctuary.(B,L,D)

Day 6 - Pantanal

After breakfast, walk through the jungles and vast fields of your lodgeand watch the animals and birdsin their habitat.Later, go byboat to the banks of the Mutum River where you can enjoy the sunset at the Siá Mariana Bay while you catch piranhas. In the evening, feed the caimans with the piranhas fished earlier, andobserve the nocturnal wildlife.(B,L,D)

Day 7 - Pantanal/Cuiabato USA

Wake up early and enjoy the majestic sunrise! Witness thewildlife at the break of dawn. Return to the lodge, have breakfast and then checkout. Transfer to the Cuiaba airport. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 5 nights
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Round trip airport transfers by motorcoach
  • Half day city tour to Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Additional features for Travel in Luxury program: All transfers, touring and sightseeing are by private car with a private guide, 12 minute panoramic helicopter flight in Rio de Janeiro

Hotels

Pantanal

Rio Mutum| hotels in Pantanal Brazil

Rio Mutum

3 Nights / Luxury
Pousada Rio Mutum - Pantanal Lodge is located in the municipality of Melgaço Baron, one of the most beautiful regions o...

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Rio Mutum| hotels in Pantanal Brazil

Rio Mutum

3 Nights / Style
Pousada Rio Mutum - Pantanal Lodge is located in the municipality of Melgaço Baron, one of the most beautiful regions o...

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Rio de Janeiro

Windsor Miramar| hotels in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Windsor Miramar

3 Nights / Luxury
Less than 20 metres from Copacabana Beach, the Miramar Hotel by Windsor is an excellent holiday base offering reasonably...

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Windsor Excelsior| hotels in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Windsor Excelsior

3 Nights / Style
After the course of a year in pursuit of improving the implementation of sustainable actions, Windsor Atlantica Hotel, l...

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Notes

    All rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Extra nights and triple occupancy available upon request.Rates are not valid during Certain Holidays and blackout periods.Visa to Brazil is required for US citizens. Please call for special international airfares and domestic flights in Economy or Business Class. Local Brazilian Departure taxes, local airport taxes, beverages, personal expenses and other items not mentioned above are not included.

Departures & Rates

DAILY ARRIVALS

Travel in Style

Double Single
$1460 $1988

Travel in Luxury

Double Single
$1698 $2391

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