(Rio de Janeiro, Manaus, Amazon)
Day breaks over the forest canopy; the shrill cries of howler monkeys announce the first light as flocks of kaleidoscopic birds take to the sky. You’re in the Amazon..
Visit seductive Brazil and take in its many splendors. From its lovely architecture and abundant museums, to its pristine beaches and lush Amazonian jungles, it is a land of endless possibilities for adventure. Trek through dense rainforests, interact with indigenous tribesman and search for howler monkeys and vibrant birds that welcome you with their wild calls. At night, relax in luxurious accommodations that pamper your body and soul...
With your private guide and driver, head to the Ipanema and Copacabana beaches and visit the iconic Copacabana Palace hotel. At Corcovada Mountain you’ll see the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer. Take in the sweeping vistas from the platform before making your way down to Pereira da Silva (shanty town) for a visit to the Morrinho Project, a unique art installation and NGO. Soon after boarding the private yacht, take off down the Tapajos River and enjoy your first mind-blowing sunset over the forest canopy. Trek the National Tapajos Forest, hike up Serra da Piroca for incredible 360 views, and sail down the Amazon River for an intimate experience with the jungles and wildlife around you...
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Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro and transfer to the hotel Fasano, located at the Ipanema ocean strip. After check-in, take some time to freshen up and meet with your guide in the hotel’s lobby to begin your first tour.
The reconnaissance tour is meant to ease you into your surroundings in Rio’s southern zone, and works well on the day of your arrival. Start from your hotel and go, accompanied by your host, to the viewing platform in Leblon. Walk along Leblon beach, the most sophisticated in town, to neighbouring Ipanema. Continue by car along Ipanema and Copacabana beaches to the iconic Copacabana Palace hotel. The hotel was inaugurated in 1923 as the first large structure in Copacabana and as such stands as the starting point for the intensive development of Rio’s southern beach neighbourhoods. Last stop on the tour is the Copacabana Fort. The current structure dates from 1908, but there have been earlier structures on the site since the late 18th century. Return to your hotel with a first impression of the southern zone of Rio and its different beach environments.
Fasano Rio has a privileged corner location right along Ipanema Beach, with a postcard view to Ipanema, Leblon and Arpoador. Well situated near excellent restaurants and bars (including the chic Londra in the hotel) with everything Ipanema has to offer in a walking distance. This 5-star boutique hotel with only 81 rooms, and a member of the Leading Small Hotels of the World. Designed by Phillipe Starck this boutique hotel was inspired by the Rio de Janeiro of the 50's and 60's. The excellent restaurant Fasano Al Mare, and sophisticated Bar Londra are on the ground floor. On the penthouse you have the generous pool area and lounge with a fitness center an additional bar, with spectacular views.
In the morning, go with your host to the Corcovado Mountain, where you’ll see the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer and enjoy the sweeping view from the platform on the top. Afterwards, go for a walk in the charming Santa Teresa neighbourhood and continue to the nearby Pereira da Silva favela (shanty town) to visit a unique art installation and NGO: the Morrinho Project, based on a 320m2 model of a favela cityscape. The model, much like the favelas themselves, is made out of bricks, remains and recycled material. The project started in 1997 and has been in the public eye a great deal after it represented Brazil at the Venice Biennale in 2007. Apart from the model, the value of the project lies in its social function, being a safe haven for marginalised children to play and express themselves and their reality in a creative manner. It is a one-of-a-kind visit, you'll see nothing like this in any other favela visit or art gallery in Rio. End the day with a visit to the city centre of Rio, where your host will give you a brief tour according to your wishes and interests. Afterwards, return to your hotel by car.
Meet your personal driver and guide for an airport transfer.
Flight from Rio de Janeiro to Manaus, with a stop in Brasilia.
Upon arrival in Manaus, transfer to your hotel in Ponta Negra, a isolated and upscale neighborhood. After check-in relax at the hotel’s amazing swimming pool.
Situated near the beach in Manaus, Park Suites is in the same region as Teatro Amazonas. Offering state of the art technology, services and amenities in an eco-resort setting, Park Suites Manaus is an impressive 16-storied business tower of blue glass, steel and granite overlooking the breathtaking landscape of the Rio Negro and the Amazon Forest. The hotel has 252 suites and rooms that have open balconies with river views, and features LCD TV with cable channels and complimentary high-speed (wireless) Internet access and a jetted tub. Park Suites has everything a guest may need from recreational amenities including outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor pool, as well a restaurant and a poolside bar.
In the morning, a private guide will meet with you at the hotel and take you on a three hour city tour focused on the historical centre and the main tourist attractions.
Flight from Manaus to Santarem.
Upon arrival in Santarém, transfer to the docks and board the Tupaiú. Set off down the Tapajós River taking in the scenery around you. Enjoy your first Amazonian sunset and swim before drinks and dinner onboard.
This 60ft regional yacht with five guest cabins, is ideal for travelers who enjoy exploring locations where mass tourism is still incipient. Authentic yet comfortable, all cabins have independent air-conditioning and some offer the comfort of en-suite bathrooms. Staffing the boat with the right people is key and the charismatic crew onboard the Tuapiú is one of our best which makes service and food onboard memorable. Guests have the alternatives of an indoor dining/living area, a covered deck, small tv room/library and sun deck at the top of the boat, to spend time in while cruising.
Enjoy a good breakfast before you head off into the jungle. Your first stop will be at the Jamaraquá community. From here, enjoy a 4 hour trek through the National Tapajós Forest –FLONA and open your appetite for lunch on board the boat, while you navigate towards Alter do Chão. Enjoy the afternoon wandering round a local community and getting to know their way of life. The evening will be spent on a deserted beach, where dinner and drinks will be served in a unique way under the stars.
Start off the day with a 45 min hike up Serra da Piroca from where you will have the most incredible 360º view of the region. Back at Alter do Chão, visit an experimental school in the local community before leaving for Urucureá on the Rio Arapiuns–a village known for the handicraft produced by the women in the community. After a busy morning and early afternoon, take the time to enjoy Ponta Grande –one of the most beautiful beaches in the region.
Set sail early from Ponta Grande towards Canal do Jarí–a narrow canal that joins the Tapajós and the Amazon Rivers. Sailing down this canal is a unique and intimate experience of the jungle. For those who enjoy fishing, this spot is ideal for piranhas. A visit to the community of Laranjal is followed by lunch at the home of a local resident Dona Sinamor; best cook in the region. Back on board, sail the Tapari Lake, a great spot to see river dolphins, for the last night in the Amazon.
Last day in the Amazon! Take the opportunity to go for a last swim and enjoy the ride back to Santarém. In Santarém visit the city’s market for great souvenir options before heading to the airport for flight back to Manaus.
Enjoy a private airport transfer to connect with your flight to Manaus.
Flight between Santarem to Manaus.
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