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  • Encounter the exotic wildlife of the lush Pantanal wetlands via canoe and nighttime safaris.
  • Explore São Paulo with a private guide and tour Rio de Janeiro’s botanical gardens.
  • Meet tamarins and other primates at a conservation center.
  • Feel the thunder of Iguaçú Falls and gaze down upon it from a helicopter.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
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Rare is the land that finds harmony in its extremes, but Brazil is nothing if not uncommon. Yes, its busy cities never seem to sleep, but the serenity and natural splendor of the wilderness that surrounds them are the perfect balm to hustle and bustle. The vast wetlands of the Pantanal provide shelter for hundreds of species, including caimans and all manner of colorful birds. The thunderous roar of Iguaçú Falls rivals that of a futebol crowd celebrating a winning strike. Even Brazil’s urban environments are in tune with the natural world; the green hillsides of Sugar Loaf are as symbolic of Rio as Carnaval and pristine beaches.

This trip drifts seamlessly between Brazil’s metropolitan and natural worlds. From São Paulo, head to the UNESCO-protected Pantanal wetlands for up-close encounters with the local fauna via canoe excursions, nature walks, and nighttime safaris at the 131,000-acre (53,000-hectare) Caiman Ecological Refuge. Later in dynamic Rio de Janeiro, tour the massive Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden – one of the world’s most incredible arboretums – and visit the residents of the Golden Lion Tamarin Project before ascending to the top of Sugar Loaf to take in its stunning views of the city and Copacabana Beach. Finally, witness the stunning sight (and sound) of Iguaçú Falls, the impossibly huge series of cataracts that dwarfs both the falls of both Niagara and Victoria, from a helicopter. Nature surrounds you in Brazil. Become one with it. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Sao Paulo
    Sao Paulo
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Early Check-in
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Ibirapuera Park & Museu Afro Brasil (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 2 Sao Paulo
    Sao Paulo
    • Private Tour - City Tour (5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Sao Paulo to Campo Grande to Pantanal
    Sao Paulo to Campo Grande to Pantanal
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    • Air - São Paulo - Campo Grande [Direct, 1.5 hrs] - Separate Purchase
    • Private Transfer - Campo Grande - Pantanal [Airport to Caiman Ecological Refuge (4 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Arrival and Check-In
    • Caiman Ecological Refuge Inclusions
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Pantanal
    Pantanal
    • Shared Tour - Caiman Ecological Refuge - Early Morning Photographic Safari
    • Shared Tour - Caiman Ecological Refuge - Night Safari
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Pantanal
    Pantanal
    • Shared Tour - Caiman Ecological Refuge - Caiman Tour
    • Shared Tour - Caiman Ecological Refuge - Canadian Canoe Tour
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Pantanal
    Pantanal
    • Shared Tour - Caiman Ecological Refuge - Walking Tour
    • Additoinal Activities at Caiman Ecological Refuge
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Pantanal to Campo Grande to Rio de Janeiro
    Pantanal to Campo Grande to Rio de Janeiro
    • Private Transfer - Pantanal - Campo Grande [Caiman Ecological Refuge to Airport (4 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Campo Grande - Rio de Janeiro [via Congohnas, 4 hrs] - Separate Purchase
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Arena Leme Hotel (B) (Deluxe)
  • Day 8 Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro
    • Rio de Janeiro at Leisure
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Botanical Garden (4hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Arena Leme Hotel (B) (Deluxe)
  • Day 9 Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro
    • Rio de Janeiro/Silva Jardim
    • Golden Lion Tamarin Project
    • Transfer to Fazenda dos Cordeiros Rural Farm (or similar)
    • Transfer to Rio de Janeiro
    Arena Leme Hotel (B) (Deluxe)
  • Day 10 Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro
    • Private Tour - Exploring Sugarloaf Mountain & Rio’s Hidden Beaches (with Lunch, 8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    Arena Leme Hotel (B) (Deluxe)
  • Day 11 Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguaçu
    Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguaçu
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Rio de Janeiro - Foz do Iguaçu [Direct, 2 hrs] - Separate Purchase
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Shared Tour - Helicopter Ride (10 mins) - Helicopter
    Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas (B) (Superior )
  • Day 12 Foz do Iguaçu
    Foz do Iguaçu
    • Private Tour - Argentine Side (Cataratas hotel) (6 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas (B) (Superior )
  • Day 13 Foz do Iguaçu
    Foz do Iguaçu
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Brazilian Side - Cataratas Hotel (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Sao Paulo

For your added comfort, you will have an English-speaking guide waiting for you outside of customs with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

 

Enjoy the convenience of an early check-in at your hotel.

To properly understand how Brazil rose to become a pivotal country on the international stage, an in-depth look into its past is required. Today, discover much of the country’s early history as you leisurely explore Ibirapuera Park, voted as one the top ten urban parks in the world by the Guardian, Fodors and Travel+Leisure Magazine, and are guided through Museu Afro Brasil alongside an expert local tour director. Ibriapuera, often described as “South America’s Central Park,” is adorned with impressive monuments, bridges, statues, an obelisk, and buildings designed by renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer throughout the expansive and otherwise green-space. Strolling through tended gardens and past aged trees, learn of Brazil’s early roots as you make your way toward the Museu Afro Brasil. Spread across a series of incredible galleries that feature over 6,000 unique works, Museu Afro Brasil aims to showcase the pivotal role Africans had in the foundation of Brazil. Memorializing the difficulties of times-past as well as the impressive feats accomplished, the museum is both eye-opening and inspiring, if at times troubling. After an incisive exploration of the beautiful park and informative museum, you will be returned to your hotel.

Accommodation: L`Hotel Porto Bay

Located in Alameda Campinas, 50 metres from Avenida Paulista, and close to the best restaurants, bars, museums and luxury shops, the L'Hotel Porto Bay São Paulo lets you be right in the centre without the hustle and bustle of the great main avenue. L'Hotel Porto Bay is a 5 star boutique hotel with 83 rooms, a restaurant, SPA, indoor heated pool, gym, lounge and bar. The stylishness of this hotel in European style is fused with the quality of service and comfort.

Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ibirapuera Park
Ibirapuera Park
Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sao Paolo
Sao Paolo

Day 2: Sao Paulo

After being picked up at your hotel by your private English speaking Guide, private vehicle and driver you will proceed to discover the historical area of Sao Paolo including Sé Square, Pátio do Colégio, Solar da Marquesa de Santos and São Bento Monastery. Enjoy a visit to the Museum of Sacred Art, the Pinacoteca, the Garden of Light, the Palace of Industries and the bustling Municipal Market. Finally, Trianon Park and Casa das Rosas (House of Roses) round out the half day excursion.

Accommodation: L`Hotel Porto Bay
Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sao Paulo Brazil
Sao Paulo Brazil

Day 3: Sao Paulo - Campo Grande - Pantanal

Enjoy a private airport transfer with private vehicle and English speaking driver-guide.

Board a flight in Sao Paulo with direct service to Campo Grande. Approximate flight time is one hour and 45 minutes. Please note: this is a separate purchase.

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a transfer between Campo Grande Airport and Caiman Ecological Refuge. Approximate travel time is three hours and 40 minutes.

Upon arrival to Caiman Ecological Refuge, you will be warmly greeted and helped to check-in with the assistance of bilingual staff. After settling into your accommodation, take some time to familiarize yourself with the grounds before enjoying the first of many delicious, Pantanal-inspired meals.

Your stay at Caiman Ecological Refuge includes private accommodations, meals, shared excursions as per the offered program (two daylight activities, one evening), the use of on-site facilities including swimming pool, shared common areas, and soft drinks.

Please note: 1) All excursions are subject to weather conditions. 2) While your Destination Expert has prepared a hypothetical course of outings for your itinerary, daily activities will not be finalized until your arrival. In conjunction with expert local guides, you will design your daily activities based on your interests and energy level. A complete list of Caiman Ecological Refuge tours can be found below. Please let your Destination Expert know if you would like further information on any excursion.

Regular excursions: Photographic Safari, Walking Tours, Canadian Canoe Tour, Night Safari, Jeep Safari, Caiman Tour.

Additional excursions: Birding, Biking Tours, Hyacinth Macaw Project tour, Oncafari Jaguar Project Tour. Please note, these excursions are not included and have additional costs. Please speak to your Destination Expert to pre-arrange these activities.

Accommodation: Caiman Ecological Refuge

The Caiman Ecological Refuge is a pioneering ecotourism enterprise in the Southern Pantanal, situated on a 53,000 hactar cattle ranch (Estancia Caiman) in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, near the city of Miranda, 236km west from the State Capital, Campo Grande. The Caiman Ecological Refuge comprises two lodges with independent operation.  All lodges offer the same contact with local fauna, flora and culture, as well as the same standard of service, with swimming pool, air conditioning in the rooms, private bathrooms with hot shower. Caiman Lodge offers excellent conditions for receiving private aircraft on its own 1,400 m long grass runway.

Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Entrance to Caiman Ecological Refuge
Entrance to Caiman Ecological Refuge
Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Pantanal
Pantanal

Day 4: Pantanal

Alongside an expert Caimaner guide, set out with other guests of the lodge on an early morning photographic safari. Although the region is beautiful throughout the day, it is during the early hours of the day that the Pantanal wilds are most active. Before the sun reaches its peak in the sky, many animals are on the move, preparing for the day ahead or concluding a night on the hunt. On this photo safari you will be on the lookout for lowland tapirs, giant anteaters, marsh deer, black howler monkeys and the rarely spotted, supremely beautiful and powerful Pantanal jaguar. After a few hours in the frontiers of Pantanal, you will be returned to the lodge.

Prepare for what will likely be the highlight of your stay in Pantanal; an evening safari adventure. While the early mornings are the most active for the majority of wildlife, it is during the night that the many predators within the Pantanal jungle spring into action. Maned wolves, ocelots, cougars and the Pantanal jaguar are all on the prowl during these hours. It is also worth noting that a range of animals typically spotted in the daylight hours are also active at night, however, are often times behaving quite differently. With other guests of the lodge and your expert guide, discover this for yourself first-hand. While spotting specific animals cannot be guaranteed, it is certain that this evenings night safari will afford the best chance to observe the impressive predators that stalk the land.

Accommodation: Caiman Ecological Refuge
Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Brown-striped Tufted Capuchin
Brown-striped Tufted Capuchin
Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Pantanal Jaguar at Night
Pantanal Jaguar at Night

Day 5: Pantanal

On this, the classic Caiman tour, walk through the estate, visiting the ranch, corral, research centers and Environmental Interpretation Center, discovering the history and core principles of the lodge. You will also visit Paizinho’s Bridge, a revered and scenic spot within the refuge that is a favorite among past guests. Here, you will spot the animals for which the lodge is named: spectacled caimans. In the company of guides, get up close with the caimans and learn about these crocodilian reptiles in depth.

Discover Pantanal in a whole new way on a relaxing and picturesque canoe adventure. In classic Canadian-style canoes that seat up to three, paddle your way through the bays near the ranch. Along the way, spot a variety of rare water birds and endemic plant life, and listen to the sounds of the wildlife. Although this activity can be enjoyed at any time of the day, it is most recommended to set out in the later afternoon as the heat breaks and the sun prepares to set. With the Pantanal bush cast under the light of the fading sun, the scenery is simply beautiful.

Accommodation: Caiman Ecological Refuge
Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Spectacled Caiman
Spectacled Caiman
Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Canoeing near Caiman Ecological Refuge
Canoeing near Caiman Ecological Refuge

Day 6: Pantanal

To truly connect with the Pantanal jungle, it is important to hike the trails by foot, escaping the comfort and security of safari vehicles. This morning, set out with your expert Caimaner guide and explore some of the many trails in the areas surrounding the lodge. Observe rare plants and smaller animals that are often overlooked while on a game drive. Reinforcing the ecological focus of its activity, the Caiman Ecological Refuge alternates between the many available trails to minimize the impact to the environment. The benefit of this system is that the many routes are frequented by an incredible array of wildlife. The only question is, what will you discover today?

Looking to add even more adventure to your stay at Caiman Ecological Refuge? If so, please consider arranging additional activities that are not included in your package. Such excursions include biking tours of the estate, highly-focused birding tours, a tour of the nearby Hyacinth Macaw Project, or a tour of the Oncafari Jaguar Project. These activities must be pre-arranged, so please let your Destination Expert know if you wish to participate on any of these outings.

Accommodation: Caiman Ecological Refuge
Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Blue and Yellow Macaw in Pantanal
Blue and Yellow Macaw in Pantanal
Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Biking in Caiman Ecological Refuge
Biking in Caiman Ecological Refuge

Day 7: Pantanal - Campo Grande - Rio de Janeiro

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a transfer between Caiman Ecological Refuge and Campo Grande Airport. Approximate travel time is three hours and 40 minutes.

Board a flight in Campo Grande with service to Rio de Janeiro, via Congohnas. Approximate flight time is four hours. Please note: this is a separate purchase.

For your added comfort, you will have an English-speaking guide waiting for you outside of customs with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Accommodation: Arena Leme Hotel (B) (Deluxe)

Arena Leme offers nice beachfront accommodation in Rio de Janeiro's Leme district. The hotel has an outdoor pool and sauna; guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant and/or have refreshing drinks at the bar. The rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV, cable channels, safety deposit box, AM/FM alarm clock, air conditioning, internet, wi-fi, hairdryer and a telephone. There is a 24-hour front desk, concierge and room services. Also, guests can exercise in the fitness center or enjoy the choices of nightlife, beach walks and nature. Sugar Loaf is 3.2 km from Arena Leme, while Copacabana Beach is 850 metres from the property. The nearest airport is Santos Dumont Airport, 5 km from the property. 

Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Arena Leme Hotel
Arena Leme Hotel

Day 8: Rio de Janeiro

Spend some time to soak up the sights, sounds and sun in spectacular Rio de Janeiro! In this vibrant city of culture and entertainment, there is no shortage of fun-filled activities to pack into your day. Have a drink in one of the many fantastic bars and cafes in Santa Teresa, Lapa or Centro barrio; a few of the city’s trendiest and most lively districts. Of course, no trip to Rio is complete without a leisurely afternoon on the shimmering beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. Cozy up under an umbrella with a delicious drink in hand and relax under the warm sun with the sounds of breaking waves and happy locals come and go. In Rio, the only thing you’ll want for is more hours in day!

Your driver will take you and your private guide to the Botanical Garden, an exotic 137-hectare garden, with more than 8000 plant species, designed by order of the Prince Regent Dom João (later to become Dom João VI) in 1808. Walk through the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve while learning about its antiquity, the garden is tranquil and serene on weekdays and blossoms with families on weekends. Highlights of a visit here include the row of palms (planted when the garden first opened), the Amazonas section, the lake containing the massive Vitória Régia water lilies and the enclosed orchid nursery, home to 600 species of orchids.

Accommodation: Arena Leme Hotel (B) (Deluxe)
Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Botanical Garden
Botanical Garden

Day 9: Rio de Janeiro

You will be picked up at your hotel at 6:30 am and transferred to Rio-Silva Jardim, the heart of Golden Lion Tamarin habitat. The journey will take you across the Guanabara Bay toward the town of Silva Jardim. Along the way, you will be able to see first-hand how much of the Atlantic Forest has been cleared and the going expansion of the busy highway from two lanes to four lanes.

On your way to the Private Farm, you will arrive where the Lion Tamarins are being monitored with the supervision and guidance of Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Project technical staff. They will demonstrate how GLTs are tracked with radio telemetry equipment, ensuring your tour will include sightings of a number of tamarins in their arboreal habitat.

Transfer from Private Farm to the Reserve. Visit the Environment Educational Center located at the Poço das Antas Biological Reserve where you can view the exhibits and, if you wish, purchase souvenirs featuring GLTs such as t-shirts, caps, and more (all of which support AMLD’s GLT conservation program). You will have an opportunity to meet additional AMLD staff members who will explain about their conservation program to restore the forest and the tamarin population. Please note: Guests must provide proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination in order to participate in the Golden Lion Primate Watching Program.

 

Arrive at the rural farm for a buffet style lunch. Situated in Rio de Janeiro Region, 21.7 miles from Saquarema, Fazenda Dos Cordeiros, the farm has an informal but warm atmosphere. For operational reasons an alternate local restaurant is also to be considered.

 

At approximately 3:30pm, you will return to Rio. The estimated arrival time at your hotel is 6:00pm.

Accommodation: Arena Leme Hotel (B) (Deluxe)
Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Primate
Primate
Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Primate Watching
Primate Watching

Day 10: Rio de Janeiro

On this dynamic tour explore one of Rio de Janeiro’s top attractions, Sugarloaf Mountain, and discover one of its lesser-known gems, the beaches of Barra de Guaratiba. Tailored to suit your personal interests, begin the day as you prefer, by either boarding a cable-car to ascend the indomitable Sugarloaf Mountain where marvelous views of the city and ocean below are afforded, or by touring the calm, serene white sand beaches of Barra de Guaratiba; the choice is yours! Lunch at Bira de Guaratiba, an award-winning casual restaurant specializing in seafood, is also included (drinks are not included, purchased on-site). Between destinations, travel along Rio’s coastal roadways as your private guide provides insights into the history and culture of Brazil’s “marvelous city.” While in Barra de Guaratiba, take a dip in the warm azure waters that has made the area popular throughout the world, or simply curl up with a book and while away the hours. Upon completion of this full-day tour, you will be returned to your hotel, likely holding a camera filled with postcard-worthy photos. Please note: The beaches visited on this tour are seldom visited during weekdays but are often busy during weekends.

Accommodation: Arena Leme Hotel (B) (Deluxe)
Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sugarloaf Mountain
Sugarloaf Mountain

Day 11: Rio de Janeiro - Foz do Iguaçu

Meet your personal driver and guide for an airport transfer in Rio de Janeiro.

Board a flight in Rio de Janeiro with direct service to Foz do Iguacu. Approximate flight time is two hours. Please note: this is a separate purchase.

For your added comfort, you will have an English-speaking local representative waiting for you outside of customs with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

To truly get a sense of the majesty of the Falls, take to the skies and fly over Iguassu National Park and take in a spectacular aerial view from a comfortable Helicopter. Duration is 10 mins.

Due to the heavy rains in Iguassu, the authorities responsible for the Iguazu National Park in Argentina have informed us that the walkway is "Devils Throat" (Garganta del Diablo) is temporarily closed for for repairs for approximate 30 days. The rest of the attractions of the National Park and magnificent are all open, offering a spectacle of breathtaking beauty.

Accommodation: Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas (B) (Superior )

The only hotel located within the Iguassu National Park, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas enjoys an unrivaled location just a short stroll from the stunning waterfalls. Enjoy exclusive access to this magnificent sight in the evening and at dawn, when the park is closed to other visitors. Originally, a Portuguese-colonial residence, this classic luxury hotel conjures up an atmosphere of lazy days lounging on a veranda or beneath sub-tropical palms. A natural paradise, it offers thrills and excitement in abundance: white water rafting, helicopter trips over the gorge and jungle treks to view amazing wildlife, including colorful toucans and giant butterflies.

Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -
Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Iquazu Falls - Brazilian Side
Iquazu Falls - Brazilian Side

Day 12: Foz do Iguaçu

Enjoy a fun packed full day private 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 3600 feet 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. At the end of the day, you will return to your hotel.

Accommodation: Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas (B) (Superior )
Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Argentine Side of Iguassu Park
Argentine Side of Iguassu Park

Day 13: Foz do Iguaçu

Enjoy a private half day privately guided tour of the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls. After being picked up from your hotel, enjoy a scenic drive through Iguassu National Park along the Cataratas Highway that leads to the border between Brazil and Argentina. Here, the river drops down into a breathtaking canyon. You can descend a walkway and gaze at both sides of the falls or 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 experience. At the end of the tour you will be brought back to your hotel in Iguazu.

Enjoy a private airport transfer with private vehicle and professional driver.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls
Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls
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Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

L`Hotel Porto Bay : Sao Paulo

Located in Alameda Campinas, 50 metres from Avenida Paulista, and close to the best restaurants, bars, museums and luxury shops, the L'Hotel Porto Bay São Paulo lets you be right in the centre without the hustle and bustle of the great main avenue. L'Hotel Porto Bay is a 5 star boutique hotel with 83 rooms, a restaurant, SPA, indoor heated pool, gym, lounge and bar. The stylishness of this hotel in European style is fused with the quality of service and comfort.

Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  L'Hotel Porto Bay
L'Hotel Porto Bay

Caiman Ecological Refuge: Pantanal

The Caiman Ecological Refuge is a pioneering ecotourism enterprise in the Southern Pantanal, situated on a 53,000 hactar cattle ranch (Estancia Caiman) in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, near the city of Miranda, 236km west from the State Capital, Campo Grande. The Caiman Ecological Refuge comprises two lodges with independent operation.  All lodges offer the same contact with local fauna, flora and culture, as well as the same standard of service, with swimming pool, air conditioning in the rooms, private bathrooms with hot shower. Caiman Lodge offers excellent conditions for receiving private aircraft on its own 1,400 m long grass runway.

Brazil's Natural Wonders Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Caiman Ecological Refuge
Caiman Ecological Refuge

Arena Leme Hotel (B) (Deluxe): Rio de Janeiro

Arena Leme offers nice beachfront accommodation in Rio de Janeiro's Leme district. The hotel has an outdoor pool and sauna; guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant and/or have refreshing drinks at the bar. The rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV, cable channels, safety deposit box, AM/FM alarm clock, air conditioning, internet, wi-fi, hairdryer and a telephone. There is a 24-hour front desk, concierge and room services. Also, guests can exercise in the fitness center or enjoy the choices of nightlife, beach walks and nature. Sugar Loaf is 3.2 km from Arena Leme, while Copacabana Beach is 850 metres from the property. The nearest airport is Santos Dumont Airport, 5 km from the property. 

Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas (B) (Superior ): Foz do Iguaçu

The only hotel located within the Iguassu National Park, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas enjoys an unrivaled location just a short stroll from the stunning waterfalls. Enjoy exclusive access to this magnificent sight in the evening and at dawn, when the park is closed to other visitors. Originally, a Portuguese-colonial residence, this classic luxury hotel conjures up an atmosphere of lazy days lounging on a veranda or beneath sub-tropical palms. A natural paradise, it offers thrills and excitement in abundance: white water rafting, helicopter trips over the gorge and jungle treks to view amazing wildlife, including colorful toucans and giant butterflies.

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Patricia M — May 24, 2019 — South America

    Overall, we were very pleased with the entire experience. Our guides were excellent, knowledgeable, and friendly. We were also amazed as to how well planned the entire trip was and the support we received throughout. For example, the support we received when our flight was delayed was welcomed and greatly appreciated.

  • Lyle I — March 18, 2019 — South America

    Brandi went above and beyond our expectations. This was a bucket list trip for us and it was fabulous. Renee, in Peru, was incredibly attentive and caring. Mariela Zamora was an excellent guide and gave us 110% service. We are very impressed with Kensington and all of their people.

  • Robert S — June 11, 2019 — South America

    This was the second of what will soon be 3 tours with Kensington. The 1st 2 included 17 people. There is absolutely no aspect of the trips that I can find fault with. All the details were carefully dealt with. All of the people from the office to those "on the ground" were professional and pleasant.

  • Lynn N — February 27, 2019 — South America

    Every aspect of our trip to the Galápagos Islands was perfect. Scalesia Lodge and Finch Bay Hotel were both incredible, our excursions were wonderful, our guides were knowledgeable, and our itinerary was planned and executed effortlessly. Best last minute addition: booking a room at the W at the airport in Quito so that we had a comfortable place to nap and relax during our 6-hour layover (especially since our flight back to the States did not depart until 12:45 am).

  • Shelley R — March 24, 2019 — South America

    Kensington Tours planned our trip to Patagonia when we went to visit our daughter in Buenos Aries. Everything worked like clockwork. Flights, transfers and excursions were all well planned with excellent companies and were stress-free. The excursions were varied, and the guides were excellent. Hotels were top notch and very comfortable. This is the second time I have used Kensington to plan a vacation, and they really make it easy. I gave them the places we wanted to visit and our interests and they took it from there. I highly recommend Kensington Tours!

  • Carmen S. — January 20, 2019 — South America

    Thanks to Kensington Tours we had a fabulous, stress free vacation. The Kensington team (Barbara and Jenny) were extremely helpful in helping us decide on sites to visit and planning our airfares connections and always there to timely answer any questions we had. The guides and drivers were always prompt, knowledgeable and accommodating to our needs and we couldn’t asked for a better trip!

  • Gabriele M. — January 10, 2019 — South America

    We had a great time on our trip to Argentina and Chile. The guides were great.

  • Melvin S. — January 31, 2019 — South America

    We enjoyed the experience very much. Our guides in Bogota (Sebastian) and Medellin (Maria) were excellent and very appropriate for those experiences and are highly recommended.

  • Caryl M. — January 07, 2019 — South America

    Sarah Roberts was a joy to work with. She was helpful, responsive and always had a positive can-do attitude. Just fantastic.

  • Ann V. — November 16, 2018 — South America

    It was a trip of a lifetime. Everything worked out perfectly. Thanks so much for all your guidance and help.

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