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Into the Amazon Wildlife Cruise

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PRIVATE TOUR - 9 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$4426+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Delving into the Brazilian side of the Amazon Rainforest and exploring one of the world’s last great wildernesses, led by the best local guides.
  • Gliding along narrow streams cutting through the forest on an exciting boat ride, looking out for native wildlife residing in these “igarapes”.
  • Taking a ride on a cog train through the world’s largest urban woodland, Rio’s Tijuca Forest, up towards the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer.
  • Whizzing up to Sugarloaf Mountain on a cable car, drinking in the views of Guanabara Bay, Copacabana Beach and the Santa Cruz Fortress.
  • Getting a flavor for Brazilian music at Rio Scenarium in the Lapa district of Rio, listening to live Brazilian beats and soaking up the bohemian atmosphere.
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Tour Overview

Before experiencing wildlife and getting Into the Amazon Wildlife Cruise, visit the magical city of Rio de Janeiro. Take a full-day excursion to Sugar Loaf, Corcovado Mountain, and Tijuca rainforest, ending in a breathtaking view of the city. In Rio, celebrate the Brazilian experience with traditional samba during a dinner show. We then travel north to board a five day cruise on the Iberostar Grand Amazon. We will make stops at locations along the Amazon jungle, offering excursions to explore the dense and untouched vegetation. You will have the chance to fish for piranhas, see pink dolphins, and visit a local village.

Inclusions
Prices include domestic air transportation from Rio to Manaus, hotel accommodation including daily continental breakfast, all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling and guided tours of Rio de Janeiro. Prices for the Grand Amazon cruise includes transfers, lodging, meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, safety deposit box located inside the cabins and various guided activities and excursions at all stops. Items of a personal nature and personal expenses are not included in the program. Documents required for boarding: I.D. for Brazilian citizens and passport for all others. Local airport departure taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Airfare taxes and security fees that can be paid at the time of ticketing are included in the cost.
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Pricing Details
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Double £$4270 £$4426 £$4766 £$5933
Single £$5967 £$6280 £$6955 £$9288

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
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Flight to Brazil

Thursday
Overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Thursday
Overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Day
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Corcovado

Friday
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Friday
Upon arrival in Rio, reception at airport and transfer to your hotel.
Note: check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed).
Afternoon private tour to Corcovado with private driver and guide. The tour begins in Cosme Velho's neighborhood. The cog train rolls through the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world and up to the statue. Once there, enjoy a panoramic and extraordinary view of Rio, including the Sugar Loaf, the Guanabara Bay, the beaches of Southern Zone and the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon. At the peak of the hill is Christ the Redeemer, the art deco statue of Jesus Christ and icon of Rio. After the visit of the Corcovado, the tour continues to Sao Conrado area with a brief stop at the Pepino beach where one can appreciate hang gliders overhead. Transfer back to the hotel.
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Sugar Loaf

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Saturday
Today enjoy a private Half Day Tour to the Sugar Loaf with private driver/guide.
This tour begins with a stroll through downtown Rio, passing by the Sambodrome, and the Metropolitan Cathedral, in pyramid form, with internal diameter of 96 meters and height of 80 meters. Get to know the traditional Cinelandia square with the historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. By taking the Aterro do Flamengo, one will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca to find one of the largest symbols of the city: The Sugar Loaf. This visit is made in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes passengers to Urca Hill which is 215 meters high and provides a beautiful view of the Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niteroi bridge and Corcovado hill. From this stage, a second cable car will be taken up to the top with 395 meters to find a splendid view of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and some beaches of Niteroi.
Note: if one would like to experience a typical Brazilian lunch after the tour, please let Yampu know and it will be added.
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Day at Leisure

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Sunday
Day free to enjoy Rio, or choose from one Yampu’s optional day tours.
Tonight, experience the show at the Rio Scenarium (this tour does not include dinner). Located in the Lapa area, Rio Scenarium is one of the premier places to listen to the best of Brazilian music, and where the real carioca spirit of bohemian way of life can be felt. The venue is an antique shop during the day, and a live music bar during the night. The programming changes every month. The show ends around midnight.
Note: If one prefers a traditional samba performance on a stage, Yampu can include Rio Plataforma. After dinner, enjoy a Brazilian music presentation at the famous Rio Plataforma. Rio Plataforma is one of the premier places to listen to the best of Brazilian music. Please ask a Yampu travel consultant.
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Manaus – Amazon Cruise

Monday
Morning, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Manaus. In Manaus, check in at the front desk and settle in. Enjoy the sunset on the rooftop with classical music. Departure toward Rio Negro, passing Ponta Negra, a crescent-shaped sandy beach. Welcome cocktails and presentation of the officers and crew follows. Welcome dinner at the Kaurup Restaurant. After dinner, enjoy live music and dancing or the option of drinks on the rooftop.

Monday
Morning, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Manaus. In Manaus, check in at the front desk and settle in. Enjoy the sunset on the rooftop with classical music. Departure toward Rio Negro, passing Ponta Negra, a crescent-shaped sandy beach. Welcome cocktails and presentation of the officers and crew follows. Welcome dinner at the Kaurup Restaurant. After dinner, enjoy live music and dancing or the option of drinks on the rooftop.

Day
6

Manacapuru Harbor – Tres Bocas Region

Tuesday
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Tuesday
Wake up while passing through Manacapuru harbor forest and a sunrise lovers breakfast on the upper deck or in the Kuarup Restaurant. After breakfast we go trekking through Jaraquí and then take boat trips through “igarapes” or narrow forest streams. Before lunch, watch a presentation called Introduction to Amazonia in the meeting room. In the afternoon, take more boat excursions to the “igapos“ or large flooded forests in the Tres Bocas region. Relax and watch the sunset while listening to classical music. After dinner, listen to music, have a drink under the stars on the rooftop or try to spot some alligators.
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Novo Airao- Archipelago Anavilhanas

Wednesday
Visit the “botos” or pink river dolphins, and go trekking and boating through the “igarapes” and “igapos” of Novo Airao. Enjoy lunch at Kuarup Restaurant or on the rooftop buffet. A presentation on the fish of Amazonia will be made. After lunch, take boat trips through lakes and rivers from Archipelago Anavilhanas. Have a night of leisure, listening to music or looking at the stars.

Wednesday
Visit the “botos” or pink river dolphins, and go trekking and boating through the “igarapes” and “igapos” of Novo Airao. Enjoy lunch at Kuarup Restaurant or on the rooftop buffet. A presentation on the fish of Amazonia will be made. After lunch, take boat trips through lakes and rivers from Archipelago Anavilhanas. Have a night of leisure, listening to music or looking at the stars.

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8

Rio Cuieiras

Thursday
After a breakfast on the upper deck or in the restaurant, visit an indigenous community at Rio Cuieiras. A lecture on the birds of Amazonia will be given before lunch. Take a boat excursion through the lakes of Rio Negro where one can fish for piranha and bird watch. Enjoy a special farewell captain’s dinner at the restaurant, then watch a regional folklore show with music and dance to follow, with the rooftop bar open.

Thursday
After a breakfast on the upper deck or in the restaurant, visit an indigenous community at Rio Cuieiras. A lecture on the birds of Amazonia will be given before lunch. Take a boat excursion through the lakes of Rio Negro where one can fish for piranha and bird watch. Enjoy a special farewell captain’s dinner at the restaurant, then watch a regional folklore show with music and dance to follow, with the rooftop bar open.

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Manaus- Flight Home

Friday
Enjoy a sunrise-lovers breakfast and watch the meeting of the waters or “encontro das aguas,” the meeting of Rio Solimoes and Rio Negro. Relax as we glide into Manaus and check out. Transfer to Manaus and then transfer to the airport to take the flight back home.

Friday
Enjoy a sunrise-lovers breakfast and watch the meeting of the waters or “encontro das aguas,” the meeting of Rio Solimoes and Rio Negro. Relax as we glide into Manaus and check out. Transfer to Manaus and then transfer to the airport to take the flight back home.

Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil

Places You'll See

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    Rio de Janeiro

    The largest Art Deco statue in the world, Christ the Redeemer, welcomes travelers to the famous city, Rio de Janeiro. Let the local music, art, and food capture your sense as you visit its sandy beaches or watch an enchanting samba show. Try your hand at trekking up Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf Mountain) for beautiful views of the bay and beyond.

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    Manaus

    Located within the Amazon, and accessible mostly by boat and aircraft, the city of Manaus is the gateway to the Brazilian rainforest. At the conjunction of two differently colored rivers that form the Amazon, Manaus is the perfect place to take a riverboat tour to witness this natural phenomenon. While so close to the Amazon, take a guided tour of the lush forest.

Hotel Options

Grand-Amazon-Iberostar

Featured Accommodation

Iberostar Grand Amazon

Enjoy a wonderful Amazon River cruise with this all-inclusive super luxury-floating hotel. With all the comfort and elegance offered by the best 5 star hotels, the Iberostar Grand Amazon offers 73 cabins, each with private balcony and views out onto the river or out on the tropical rainforest, plus two ample ‘royal suites’ located on the prow. Both the suites and the cabins are outfitted with full bathrooms, double beds or two individual beds, television, hair dryer, air conditioning, music equipment, a safe box, and room service.

Manaus ,

3 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Copa Sul Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Atlantis Copacabana

4 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Arena Copacabana Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Pestana Rio Atlantica

5 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Miramar

Rio de Janeiro : Pestana Rio Atlantica

Rio de Janeiro : JW Marriott Hotel

Luxury Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Santa Teresa Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Copacabana Palace

Testimonials

Prudence

Traveled August, 2009

All in all a fantastic trip.

We got back last night after a fantastic trip. I think Georgie would agree that it was one of our best trips we’ve been on. I am rushing all over the place today as off on holiday again at 4.30am tomorrow. Nothing like another holiday to get over the post holiday blues! All in all a fantastic trip. Overall I think what really worked well was that we felt we spent just the right amount of time in each place. Thanks again for all your help. It was much appreciated, particularly given the limited time we left to organise it all!

Jodi from Australia

Traveled May, 2009

I would love to encourage people to enjoy the same amazing experience as I had

We are back from our trip and I wanted to say a special thank-you for everything that you have helped us with. The trip was unbelievable; we had the best time of our lives. If I had it over I would not change a thing!We are definitely interested in a central-american tour, maybe in a few years time and I would not dream of going anywhere but straight back to you to help me plan it!!!! I’m also more than happy for you to use me as a reference; I would love to encourage people to enjoy the same amazing experience as I had!Thanks again for everything 🙂

Peter and Connie

Traveled February, 2016

Thank you so much for arranging such a remarkable, exciting, entertaining, interesting, and exhausting trip for us!

We enjoyed every minute.

More later but just wanted you to know how much we appreciated your professionalism, expertise, and help for one of our best trips ever.

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