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Brazil | Amazonas, Pantanal, Foz do Iguazu: 17 Days Round Trip in a small group - Nature Paradise Brazil

The ideal trip for animal and nature lovers. Nature Paradise Brazil begins in Amazonas, where you can explore the flora and fauna of the rainforest on boat trips and on hikes. Afterwards you can experience the flora and fauna in the Pantanal by boat, horse and on foot. The last part of your trip will take you to Foz do Iguazu. Here you can enjoy the power and beauty of the gigantic waterfalls
You will spend the second part of your journey in Pantanal. Over here in this nature paradise, discover the world of indigenous plants and animals, on foot, by boat, or on horseback. Some of the accommodation has been tailored to accommodate families. It may not be all that luxurious but it is comfortable.

The final part of your journey takes you to Foz do Iguazu, in Southern Brazil. Here you can marvel at the power and beauty of the giant waterfalls in the three-country corner of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

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Travel No. 30421

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Brazil Round Trip: Natural Paradise in Brazil

Amazon - Pantanal/Chapada dos Guimarães/Bom Jardim - Foz do Iguazu

 

17 days from Manaus to Foz do Iguaçu, led by guides who know the area well and speak English

 

The ideal journey for those who love animals and nature. It begins in the Amazon: where you will get to know the unbelievable flora and fauna of the rainforest during boat trips and walks in the jungle. Visiting the locals will offer you an insight into their daily lives. Spend nights in a jungle lodge.

You will spend the second part of your journey in Pantanal. Over here in this nature paradise, discover the world of indigenous plants and animals, on foot, by boat, or on horseback. Some of the accommodation has been tailored to accommodate families. It may not be all that luxurious but it is comfortable.

The final part of your journey takes you to Foz do Iguazu, South Brazil. While here you can marvel at the power and beauty of the giant waterfalls in the three-country corner off Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

 

Itinierary overview in brief:

Day 1: Departure flight

Day 2: Arrival in Manaus

Day 1: Jungle lodging in the Amazon

Day 2: Jungle lodging in the Amazon

Day 3: Jungle lodging in the Amazon

Day 4: Jungle lodging in the Amazon

Day 5: Jungle lodging in the Amazon - Manaus - Extended flight to Cuiabá

Day 6: Flight to Cuiaba - National park Chapada dos Guimarães

Day 7:  Bom Jardim (near Nobres)

Day 8: Bom Jardim - Pocone - Pantanal/Pousada Rio Claro

Day 9: Pantanal - Pousada Rio Claro

Day 12: Pantanal - Pousada Piuval

Day 13: Further excursion into the "three countries corner" (Argentina / Brazil / Paraguay), in Foz do Iguaçu

Day 14: Foz do Iguaçu - Visiting the waterfalls on the Brazilian side

Day 15: Foz do Iguaçu - Visiting the waterfalls on the Argentinian side

Day 16: Flying back to home location - departure from BRAZIL or individual extension

Day 17: Arrival in home location

 

 Itinerary

Day 1: Departure from home country

Day 2: Arrival in Manaus

You will be picked up from the airport and taken into the Rio Negro guest house. Having arrived in the pousada (guest house), settle into your comfortable room. The guest house is in a very central location. All the town's highlights can be accessed on foot: the famous Amazon Theatre, the dock with its market halls, and the Indian Museum (Museo dos Indios) are just a 10-minute walk away. The Palacio Rio Negro Culture Museum is located directly on the other side of the street. Venture into the heart of the Amazon area on your own feet and discover the metropolis there. The person in charge of the guest house is a German-speaking Brazilian woman. The atmosphere is a very personal and friendly one.

If the simple, family-run Rio Negro Guesthouse isnt your style and you prefer a more comfortable accommodation for an additional price of 45 Euros per person, you can book both nights to stay in the Hotel Go Inn. (depending on availability)

You will need to bring: light clothes, shirts with long sleeves / long pants / comfortable shoes for rainforest trails, backpack for day trips, sandals, swimwear, sun protection, flashlight, mosquito repellent,towel,waterproof bags, sun glasses, hat or cap and raincoat. Please avoid dark clothes because they attract mosquitoes. Camouflage clothes are ideal for animal observation. Limit for baggage in the lodge is 10kg per person. Excess baggage can be deposited in our Manaus office without extra charge.

Fellow guests of the Lodge might also be present for the Turtle Lodge transfers and excursions. This is however not always the case.

Accommodation: Rio Negro Guesthouse or Hotel Go Inn 

 

Day 3: Excursion to the Jungle Lodge in the Amazon

You will be picked up at the guest house in the morning. The car journey to the Ceasa sea port lasts roughly twenty minutes. A speedboat will take you from there to the Careiro da Varzea village. This is where you will cross the river - you will see that it is here where the Negro and the Solimões meet up and form the Amazon. It is from here that that it extends its way into the Atlantic Ocean.

After a stop in the fruit market you will take a bus, which will take you to the Araça river via the Manaus-Porto Velho Highway. Then you will get in a boat. Local villages lie along on this route; we also pass bays that offer a sight of water lillies, with their enormous fins. It is an ideal opportunity to see all kinds of wild birds, alligators, fish, snakes and monkeys.

As midday approaches, you will reach the Turtle Lodge, where lunch will be awaiting you: consisting of freshwater fish, different kinds of meat, chicken, salads and exotic fruits from the Amazon region. After refreshments there will be a boat tour, offering you an overview of the region. While on this trip you will be able to watch for animals and if you are lucky you will get to see some monkeys, sloths, iguanas, spiders and many different kinds of birds. However, keep in mind that is it more difficult to find animals in the Amazon forest than in the Pantanal region for example.

Accommodation: Turtle Lodge | Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

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 Day 4: Jungle lodge

Rise and shine before daybreak and experience a sunrise that you cannot experience outside of the Amazon. Interesting animals active in the early morning are more likely to be spotted during these early hours.

You will then proceed to go on a jungle survival tour, where your experienced leader will teach you how to survive in the jungle: showing tree-climbing techniques and how to find drinking water and food. Experience the full range of the flora and fauna and the biodiversity of the region. You will head back to the lodge around noon.

After lunch, a rowing boat adventure is the next plan on the program - it will allow you to further discover the area. These light boats are excellent for moving through the water inconspicuously in order to look out for animals.

We will conclude the adventure of the day in the evening with a trip in motorized canoes, where you will hopefully get to discover caimans. Equipped with torches, you will go on the hunt for the sight of caimans in the water. We will take you there with nothing but our bare hands. You will even get the chance to hold a caiman, if you want. You can of course take photos here. 

Accommodation: Turtle Lodge | Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 5: Jungle lodge

In the morning you will visit a Caboclo house and get to learn about local customs and culture. You will visit rubber and cassava plantations up close and personal. This is a good opportunity to take photos of the local areas and to see how fruits, Brazil nuts, herbs, vegetables and spices are gathered in the jungle. Also see first-hand how the Caboclos prepare their meals and how they make use of such ingredients. You will also get to try some!

Then you will head back to the Turtle Lodge for lunch. In the evening you will able to enjoy the moon and the stars in the heart of the jungle. Soak up the soul of it all and relax in hammocks. 

Accommodation: Turtle Lodge | Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6: Jungle lodge

Today is the day you will get to learn about the medicinal plants of the region. A jungle tour follows breakfast - the guide will explain things worth knowing about these plants: where you can find them and which diseases they can be used to treat. All of these things are snippets of information passed on from local Indian tribes. You will also get to see how rubber is produced. It involves a process whereby latex is tapped from the tree trunk without having even having to cut the tree down.

Then you will go back to the Turtle Lodge for lunch at noon. During the afternoon and the evening you will have the chance to watch for animals in the river. 


Accommodation: Turtle Lodge | Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 7: Jungle lodge - Manaus

After breakfast in the morning you will get to experience the Brazilian natural paradise during a canoe trip. Cross flooded areas (or igapós, as they are formally known) and row through igrapés (small canals). You will get the chance to experience fresh water dolphins here if you are lucky. You will also get to visit a school in a local village / the local municipality. After lunch, around 1 pm. you wil take the transfer back to Manaus and arrive around 5:00 pm to your accommodation at the Rio Negro Guesthouse

Accommodation: Rio Negro Guest House | Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

 

 

Day 8: Chapada dos Guimarães National Park

After breakfast you will take your transfer to the airport and fly to Cuiaba. Due to the very early flight from Manaus-Cuiaba, no breakfast will be arranged. The Rio Negro Guesthouse does however offer guests to prepare a lunch packet the night before, that they can eat for breakfast. The guesthouse makes sure that coffee and juice is available as well.

Upon arrival at the Cuiaba Airport your tour guide will be waiting for you and will travel with you to the plateau of the Chapada dos Guiamaraes. The stretch from the airport to Chapada dos Guiamares is around 70km. Once you arrive you will check into your hotel (Hotel Turismo) and then we will have lunch in a local restaraunt. Afterwards we will geographic center of South America, where we can enjoy a panorma view over the valley. Since the operating hours of the local attractions often vary - for example visitng the Waterfall of Veu de Noiva - your guide will plan the rest of the program on site. During the evening we will head back to the hotel and have dinner. The rest of the night is yours to enjoy

Accommodation: Hotel Turismo | Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 9: Pantanal - Pousada Piuval

After breakfast we will travel 170 km to the remote town of Bom Jardim. The last part of the route is on dirt road. Once we arrive in our accommodation, the Pousada Reino Encantado we will get ready equipped with diving goggles, snorkel and diving gear to explore the transparent rivers of the region. We will dive in the slow-flowing river and enjoy the flora and fauna of the stunning landscape. Numerous fish will swim by us. With some luck we might even get to see some dourados and freshwater stingrays. Later after about an hour we will head back to the pousada and have lunch

After lunch we will take a small hike near the Pousada and visit some more crystal-clear rivers in this unique ecosystem. Later, another highlight will await us: The Lagoa das Araras. In the late afternoon dozens of yellow-breasted macaws, parakeets and other parrots, meet here and sleep in the in the Lagoa located ligand trees. It is a fascinating spectacle of nature, which you cannot afford to miss out on

Accommodation: Pousada Reino Encantado | Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 

Day 10: Nobres-Pantanal, Pousada Rio Claro

Whoever wants to can get up early (around 5:00 am) and drive back to the Lagoa das Araras. There you will be impressed by the awakening soundscape and parrots flying out and around over the lagoon.

After breakfast in the pousada we will make the journey from Bom Jardim and head to the city of Pocone. It is the last city of the Pantanal. Here we will take a break and visit a typical Brazilian family. After that we will go on the famous dirt road “Transpantaneira” and make stops to watch for animals on the way to our accommodation. The Pousada Rio Claro is located directly on a river and near a riparian forest where we will take a little hike before dinner. After we have dinner, our next highlight will be a night safari in order to watch for animals.

Accommodation: Pousada Rio Claro | Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 11: Pantanal - Pousada Rio Claro

Before breakfast around 5:00 am we will take a sunrise tour to explore the awakening Pantanal. After breakfast we will explore the flora and fauna near the lodge by boat. With some luck you might be able to spot some different kingfisher, heron, hyacinth macaws and Jabiru Stork - the heraldic animal of the Pantanal.

After lunch and a short break we will head out on an exploration tour on the river. With some luck we might encounter a giant otter, which are most present during this time of the day. After dinner we will go on another night safari to look for caiman and other nocturnal animals

Accommodation: Pousada Rio Claro | Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 12: Pantanal - Pousada Piuval

If requested, there is the possibility to take another sunrise tour.

After breakfast we will leave the Pousada Rio Claro and head to the Pousada Piuval. Along the Transpantaneira we will take various stops to enjoy the Flora and Fauna and look out for animals. Depending on our arrival time at the lodge we might go on a short hike in the area before lunch. After lunch we will go on a horseback ride in the area around the lodge. With some luck we might encounter various species of herons, hyacinth macaws, caimans and giant otters. After dinner there will also be the possibility to go on another night safari.

Accommodation: Pousada Piuval | Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 13: Further excursion to Foz do Iguazu in the three-country corner (Argentina / Brazil / Paraguay)

After breakfast in Pousada Piuval we will head to the Cuiaba airport. You will take a domestic flight to the next natural paradise in Brazil:Foz do Iguazu. This is followed by a transfer from the airport to the Hotel Slaviero Suites or a similar hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy. 

Accommodation: Hotel Slaviero Suites | Meals included: Breakfast

The Iguaçu waterfall - or "Big Water" in the Guarani language - is one of the natural wonders of Brazil. There are 275 waterfalls in total over a 3km range, and they are 80m high. They are broader than Victoria Falls, higher than Niagara Falls and more beautiful than both of them combined.

Neither words nor photos will do it for you - you just have to have seen and heard it first hand!

Before they were discovered by the white man, these waterfalls were regarded as a kind of sacred grave site used by the Tupi-Guarani and Paraguas tribes for thousands of years. The area encompasses one of the best kept jungles in the land – rich in bramble areas, apple trees, cedars and monkey-puzzle trees. In the Iguaçu National Park there are also interesting birds: sparrowhawks, woodpeckers, owls, "macucos" and herons; as well as rare mammals, such as "Quatis", apes, tapirs, otters and "ariranhas".

 

Day 14: A must in every trip to Brazil - The gigantic waterfalls of Foz do Iguaçu

Today's destination is the National Park and waterfalls of Foz do Iguaçu. These falls are among the eight most attractive waterfalls in the world. The amount of water involved is enormous and the vapor produced by these falls extend through the whole area. This is why the surrounding woods are always humid and lush. From the falls, a further 1000m of ascent brings us to Ganta do Diablo: the Devil's Throat, so to speak. The day is concluded with a visit to the Foz do Iguaçu bird park: you can see more than 150 kinds. There are giant avaries in which you can experience and observe macaws, parrots, toucans etc. close-up. 

Accommodation: Hotel Slaviero Suites | Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 15: Visiting the Argentinian side of the Foz do Iguaçu waterfalls

Today we make a digressive trip to Argentina. The Argentinian side of the Foz do Iguaçu waterfalls allows one to observe these falls and the surrounding woods close-up. The views offered by the abysses are hypnotizing; all the better for creating an influential experience. Thundering waterfalls, giant rainbows and soaking dew, all to the sounds of parrots and falcons in the distance, in the deep green jungle. You have the option of booking an unforgettable boat tour direct to the falls. Then it's back to the hotel to relax and spend the night

Accommodation: Hotel Slaviero Suites | Meals included: Breakfast

Day 16: Departure - either the flight back home or the extension program

Transfer to the airport and flight back home / optional extension period (depending on the time the plane is due to leave).

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 17: Arrival at home

 

 

Included:

Amazon:

  • Flight transfer Manaus in / out
  • 2 nights in a double room in Rio Negro guest house or similar, Manaus
  • 5 days / 4 nights in a jungle lodge incl. daily outings and excursions as outlined in the program, overnight in a double room
  • Meals as described
  • English-speaking tour guide

Chapada dos Guimarães and Pantanal:

  • Airport transfer Cuiabá in / out
  • 1 night in Hotel Turismo, Chapada
  • 1 night in Pousada Reino Encantado, Bom Jardim
  • 2 nights in Pousada Rio Claroe, Pantanal
  • 1 night in Pousada Piuval, Pantanal
  • Departures and excursions as outlined in the program
  • Meal times as indicated
  • English-speaking tour guide

Foz do Iguaçu:

  • Flight transfer Foz do Iguaçu in / out
  • 3 nights in Hotel Slaviero Suites or a similar hotel
  • Excursions as described
  • National Park entrance fee
  • Entry into the bird park
  • English-speaking tour guide

Not included in the costs:

  • Flights to and from Brazil
  • Inland flights (Manaus - Cuiabá, Cuiabá - Foz do Iguaçu)
  • Meal times and drinks not indicated above
  • Single room additional cost

 

Number of participants: 4-10

NEW PRICE! Now this offer can be applied to 2-3 people, at an extra cost of 200 Euros per person. It is possible to establish individual dates for two people.

 

TIP: Extension / supporting program (Rio de Janeiro)

We would also like to offer you an interesting extension trip to the marvelous city of Rio de Janeiro "A cidade marvilhosa". Please let us know if you would like to add this unforgettable trip to your itinerary.

 

TIP: Extension program of five days of whale watching and relaxing in Santa Catarina!

Finish off your round tour in style: at Praia Rosa in Santa Catarina. Our 5-day extension offer includes diverse whale watching tours plus accommodation in the paradisical eco-resort of Vida Sol e Mar! (Shorter stays are also possible.)