(Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguaçu, Pantanal, Brasília, Manaus, Porto de Galinhas)
For anyone who has dreamed of seeing the real Brazil- look no further! Our Expedition tour allows you to get off the beaten path an experience the true beauty Brazil has to offer. Explore the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro and admire the modern and historical areas of the city. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views from the famous Christ the Redeemer statue at Corvocado mountain after experiencing the lush jungle landscapes of Sugar Loaf Mountain area. Relax on your domestic flight to Iguazu Falls before being met at the airport and transferred to your comfortable accommodation in this stunningly beautiful part of the world. Enjoy a guided tour of the Brazilian and Argentinean Waterfalls and take part in any number of optional activities before you fly north to the Pantanal (Brazil wetlands). Here, you will have the opportunity to see amazing flora and fauna with experienced guides, who have expert eyes to point out those camouflaged in the wetland forest. Travel to the nation’s capital Brasilia, for a brief stay. The next day fly further north to Manaus- the gateway to the Amazon Rainforest. Transfer to your lodge for a three-night excursion, to view and learn about various wildlife and plant life. Fly to Recife to soak up the sun and be enchanted by the sandy beaches with warm green waters!
Note: A valid passport is required for all American or Canadians citizens, including children, intending to visit Brazil. It is recommended that your passport be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your expected departure from the country. There have been cases where citizens were refused entry for not having the six-month validity. In addition, all Americans & Canadians are required to have a valid Brazilian Visa prior to their arrival in Brazil, and the visa must be used within 90 days of issuance. Otherwise, they will be refused entry into the country. For other nationalities it is the traveler's responsibility to check with the Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil and its consulates for up-to-date information.
Upon your arrival you will be met by a local representative who will help you locate your vehicle.
Meet your personal driver and guide for an airport transfer in Rio de Janeiro.
A valid passport is required for all American or Canadian citizens, including children, intending to visit Brazil. It is recommended that your passport be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your expected departure from the country. There have been cases where citizens were refused entry for not having the six-month validity. In addition, all Americans & Canadians are required to have a valid Brazilian Visa prior to their arrival in Brazil, and the visa must be used within 90 days of issuance. Otherwise, they will be refused entry into the country.
Enjoy a full day private excursion with your own vehicle, professional driver and English-speaking guide to visit Corcovado and Sugarloaf. After being picked up from your hotel, the morning starts with a panoramic tour of the Rio beaches, including Copacabana and Ipanema, and the famous Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon as you head to the Cosme Velho district. Board the traditional cog-wheel train and enjoy the ride through the Tijuca rainforest up to the 125 foot-tall (38 meter) iconic Christ Redeemer Statue. The impressive statue hosts one of the best views of the city.Continue your tour to downtown Rio where you'll pass by the infamous Sambadrome, the exhibition area for the renowned Samba schools during Carnival. Continue through the city to see the Metropolitan Cathedral, made famous for its unusual pyramid shape, the traditional Cinelandia Square where you'll find various historic buildings such as the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts.Enjoy lunch (included) at Confeitaria Colombo (except Sundays). Founded in 1894, the restaurant is living portrait of the Belle Époque era of Rio’s Downtown Business Center. Nominated one of the 100 best options of world gastronomy by "Saveur” Magazine, the food will not disappoint. After lunch head towards the Urca neighborhood, to visit one of Rio's most iconic symbols, Sugar Loaf Mountain. Traveling on a cable car, you'll first stop on Urca Hill at 700 feet (215 meters) above sea level to capture panoramic views of the city, Guanabara Bay, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. Ascend on a second cable car to reach the Sugar Loaf summit for breathtaking views of Copacabana Beach, the Santa Cruz Fortress and the beaches of Niteroi. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Note: Sites visited may change depending on current traffic conditions, weather, street closures or other factors that may arise.
Relax on your flight from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguacu. Flight time is typically 2 hours and prices are subject to changes based on availability.
Enjoy a private airport transfer with private vehicle and professional driver.
Enjoy a private half day guided tour of the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls. After being picked up from your hotel, a scenic drive takes you through Iguassu National Park along the Cataratas Highway that leads to the border between Brazil and Argentina. Here, the river drops into a breathtaking canyon. You can descend a walkway and gaze at both sides of the falls and stop at the elevator to ride to the Brazilian side lookout point. Fantastic scenic and photographic opportunities abound, and your expert English speaking Guide will provide an educational and fun tour. At the end of the tour you will be brought back to your hotel in Iguazu.
Enjoy a fun packed, full day shared tour exploring the Argentine side of Iguazu falls. After being picked up at your hotel, you will be transferred into the subtropical jungle in the company of your Guide and Driver to view one of the seven Wonders of the World: the Iguassu Falls, formed by the spectacular fall of more than two hundred cascades. The falls are protected within the Iguassu National Park, an expanse of 67,500 hectares and which was created with the objective of conserving the splendid frame of the surrounding subtropical jungle. There is plenty of walking throughout the day as you explore the area as well as a chance to see the handmade products of the Maca Paraguayan ethnic tribe. Take the Jungle Ecological Train to Devil’s throat station and enjoy the 15 minute train ride going by the shore of the fabulous Iguazú River and discover the silent inhabitants such as the majestic yacarés. Disembarking the train, your Guide will accompany you on the footbridge of 1,100 mts over the Iguazú River while they explain the bird diversity found in these parts such as condors and other wildlife as well as the Garganta del Diablo waterfall. Enjoy the wonderful views as you continue on your hike through the jungle passing other waterfalls. This is where the Mission movie was filmed. Enjoy a wonderful Argentine barbeque lunch, before continuing walking to see an incredibly panoramic view of the lower area of this wonderful stage. At the end of the day you will be returned to your hotel.
Fly from Foz do Iguacu to Cuiaba connecting in Sao Paulo. Flights are subject to availability. Total travel time is approximately 7.5 hours.
Reception and assistance upon your arrival at Cuiaba Airport. A shared transfer will take you to the Pousada Rio Mutum, passing through the small village of Mimoso, where Candido Rondon was born.
Upon arrival you will be transferred to the Pousada Rio Mutum, passing through the small village of Mimoso, where Candido Rondon was born. Once you arrive at the Pousada enjoy a welcome drink and get ready for a delicious dinner at the lodge. After dinner the facilities of the Pousada as well as the programs for the next days will be presented.
After breakfast enjoy an ecological hiking tour through the wilderness of the Pantanal, visiting some settlements of the native “caboclos” with their palm thatched huts. The native's hospitality will provide you with an great impression of their lives together with a very stimulating drink of genuine “guarana”. Lunch at the lodge. After lunch, enjoy a horseback ride through typical Pantanal landscapes. Reception at a Fazenda which is situated at lake Sia Mariana, awaiting the sunset here. From here, you will return back to the lodge by boat. On the way back there is an opportunity to do some Piranha fishing.
After breakfast, enjoy a boat ride until you reach a “corixo”, where a walking trail will begin. This trail will go to the Chacororé Bay that expands for more than 15 km. Lunch is served at the lodge, and in the afternoon a ride by vehicle or boat will take you to the Mutum River for a photographic safari of a practically unexplored area of the river, with a boat ride to observe as much of the Pantanal life as possible.
After breakfast return to the Cuiaba Airport.
Enjoy a shared transfer to the Cuiaba airport.
Fly direct from Cuiaba to Brasilia. Flights are subject to availability. Total travel time is approximately 2.5 hours.
Enjoy a private airport transfer with professional driver from Airport/Hotel or vice versa
Fly from Brasilia direct to Manaus. Flights are subject to availability. Total travel time is approximately 1 hour.
Arrival in Manaus. Pick-up at 1:30 pm and transfer to the Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge.
Check-in and welcome drink after which guests will be shown to their rooms. Dinner and an evening tour by canoe for some Alligator spotting.
Breakfast followed by a nature hike. Lunch will be served afterwards. After a short rest, visit the home of local Amazonian residents or "natives", followed by a canoe tour with opportunity to do some fishing. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Start your morning with breakfest. Afterwards will be a visit to the Monkey Forrest. Lunch will be served afterwards. You will proceed on a cruise trip to discover local flora and fauna in the beautiful rainforest. Dinner. Overnight spent at the Lodge.
Breakfast, followed by check-out at 8:00 am.
Enjoy a shared transfer from the Amazon EcoPark Lodge to Manaus.
Fly from Manaus to Recife, connecting in Brasilia. Flights are subject to availability. Total travel time is approximately6.5 hours.
Enjoy a private transfer from Recife to Porto de Galinhas with professional driver.
Enjoy your time at leisure with the opportunity to do some optional activities. Swimming in the ocean, heading to the town for a bit of shopping or to check out some local restaurants are all a great way to see the area. If lounging by the pool with a cocktail is more your style, feel free to take advantage and enjoy the sun!
Enjoy a private transfer from Porto de Galinhas to Recife with professional driver.
With finely furnished guestrooms and a highly popular restaurant, Mar Ipanema Hotel puts you right at the heart of the action in vibrant Rio de Janeiro. Imagine a host of picturesque city surroundings: World famous beaches lined up with picturesque islands; a verdant tropical forest; tranquil lagoons reflecting the stunning mountains. You can see this and much more by staying in the imposing, modern high rise building in which Mar Ipanema is housed. The hotel incorporates a warm and friendly ambiance that complements Rio de Janeiro's tropical climate. It prides itself on showering its guests with excellent service and facilities; avail yourself of the establishment's 24 hour reception desk. You're already visiting one of Brazil's most charming cities. Why not experience it to the fullest in this charming hideaway, only a few blocks from Ipanema beach.
Ideally located in a spectacular setting right on the Brazilian border that joins Argentina and Paraguay, Bourbon Cataratas Resort offers a multitude of land and space for travelers to wander. Bourbon Cataratas is surrounded by lush, tropical gardens. The tastefully decorated guestrooms and suites are comfortable and clean, embracing a North American style in decor. Each room and suite has a private balcony, cable TV and bathrooms with a bath and shower. Bourbon Cataratas Resort is only 22km from the Iguassú Falls, and is also 3km from downtown Foz do Iguassú.
The Pousada do Rio Mutum - Pantanal Lodge is located in the municipal district of Barão de Melgaço, one of the most beautiful regions of Mato Grosso´s Pantanal. The Pousada do Rio Mutum has been constructed according to international standards taking into account in particular the demands of modern eco-tourism and the interests of sport-fishing. It is situated between the lakes Sia Mariana and Chacorore within one of the most beautiful regions of the Pantanal of Mato Grosso. The cottages overlook a wooded park area. In this ecological paradise the sound of the birds at dawn, the enchantment of the waters, the blue sky and alligators enjoying the sun will give guests a unique and unforgettable experience.
The Naoum Plaza Brasilia offers sophisticated and luxurious premises with customized and excellent service. There are 174 rooms available. The Naoum Plaza has floors exclusively reserved for non-smoker guests. The hotel offers a Fitness Center, sauna, swimming pool, beauty parlor, business center and broad band internet. Outstanding attraction of the hotel is the Falls Restaurant. The staff at the Naoum Plaza Brasilia will make sure the guests stay in the city is perfect.
The Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge is situated in the Amazon Rainforest along the Tarumã River. The lodge is not just a place to stay, but a place to experience the most enthralling side of Brazil. The lodge has 64 comfortable apartments that are divided into 20 wooden bungalows and one concrete bungalow. There are several fresh water streams, jungle trails with diverse vegetation, including virgin forests, natural savannas, and creeks for canoeing. This allows guests to have the opportunity to view different bird species, giant tress, exotic orchids, medicinal plants and so much more.
The Village hotel is located along the beautiful beach of Porto de Galinhas- 60km away from Recife's airport. They are a hotel with contemporary architecture in complete harmony with nature and with the generous coconut grove that embraces them. The charming tropical gardens are rich in various beautiful flowers as well allow the titi monkeys to climb down the coconut trees to eat fruit out of your hands!
December 12, 2014
"We are back. We did have a wonderful time with our daughter and I certainly had no reason at all for being at all nervous that things would not go smoothly. Everyone associated with our time in Iguazu Falls was helpful, more than pleasant and always on time. I thought originally that we could manage such a trip on our own. But when we got there and saw the hassles we would have run into with the visas, border crossings, transportation and such, I realized that going the way we did was the wise choice. Absolutely we would travel with you again. And if anyone asks about the best way to see that part of the country, I would not hesitate to recommend KT. "
Janet Huebert ,
December 12, 2014
"Well, Cindy, we’ve been home for a week but I can’t stop replaying every day of our wonderful holiday in my head! It was all that I had hoped for and MORE! We enjoyed all of the locations we visited – the beauty of the landscapes, the sight of wildlife, the rich culture & interesting history of Argentina & the outgoing, positive attitude of its people. Our guides were terrific – so friendly & knowledgeable & helpful & enthusiastic! We had no delays or difficulties & our accommodations were outstanding. Have I mentioned that it was a FABULOUS holiday??!!! My thanks to you for coordinating, booking, confirming and generally taking care of our requests in planning our adventure. "
Ann Schiller ,
December 12, 2014
"Fabulous trip to Machu Picchu, Cusco and Lima. Trip of a lifetime with a sensational group of guides, drivers, and transfer staff! Loved the Sanctuary Lodge! A must! Thank you, Nella Huaringa, for planning this amazing journey! Thanks for making sure we didn't miss a thing on our itinerary even when we lost a travel day, due to a broken airplane that turned back midair, on our way to Lima. We appreciate your service above and beyond. "
December 12, 2014
"Wow! All my life, I have planned and organized our trips, requiring considerable research and contact time--not to mention, most significantly, all the stress involved at each destination to make sure all connections are made. This time, I put it in the hands of some extremely capable people--and sat back and relaxed. And relax I did! We were booked into full-service, quality accommodations at all times; our transport and tour guidance were all on an individual, private basis, except where public transportation was in order; and--most valuable to us--we were met and assisted through all travel/hotel connections. We truly felt pampered. At one point, in fact, we had a problem with an immigration paper that we had lost, and a Kensington representative personally accompanied us through the whole process of replacing it--even though we were officially "on our own" that day. That's what makes the difference--the responsibility and accountability toward clients. Kudos to Kensington and to our representative, Brandi Merchant. We are already planning more travel and see no reason to look any further than to an agency that has earned our trust. "
December 12, 2014
"We had a wonderful time on our trip. The accommodations were all great. The guides and drivers were all very pleasant and knowledgeable. We were very happy with our choice of destinations and with the way the trip was organized. It was a lot of flying in two weeks but well worth it. Erika was able to accommodate a short-notice addition (Nazca Lines) to our trip which we appreciated. Thank you Erika for your help. Great trip!!"
Frank Manna ,
April 21, 2014
"Our guided transfers were exceptionally accommodating even though our flights were considerably delayed. The Annavillanas Jungle Lodge was spectacular for location, accommodations and food. The Rio Carnival experience was unique and unforgettable and our seats were wonderful. Loved the location of our hotel in Rio.......right on the street of Copacabana Beach.......fantastic. "
Christina Adams ,
April 21, 2014
"I know it's silly to give all 10's, obviously every trip has it's ups and downs, but if it hadn't been for our Kensington Tours planning, guides and drivers we would have been lost! It was wonderful to be out in a strange new environment yet know we had a safety net and a friendly face. The places we visited were awesome but I think we'll remember most the people that we met. Thank you and I'll send photos soon! Sincerely, Christina Adams"
Vivian Jennings ,
April 21, 2014
"Very pleased with organization. Not having to worry about connections or arrangements is wonderful. Great selection with hotels, Coral 1 and Napo Wildlife. Kensington puts all the details together to ensure a wonderful trip. Highly recommend the Galapagos and Amazon. "
Daniel More ,
April 21, 2014
"All was great. Guides were knowledgeable, personable, friendly... that's what really made the trip."
Marlin Barad ,
April 21, 2014
"Sofia, thank you for putting together a great trip. We certainly enjoyed ourselves very much. The planning and care was excellent. We hope we can do another trip with you all soon. Marlin Barad"
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