BR1 BRAZIL TOURSEARCH TOUR
Rio de Janeiro, Iguacu Falls, the Amazon & Pantanal
Amazon adventures; The Pantanal-South America's wildlife marvel; Rio de Janeiro-'the marvelous city'; Colonial elegance; Baroque churches, sacred art; Thundering Iguacu Falls
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Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Mon 15 Feb 2016||Sun 28 Feb 2016||$5340||Last-minute Availability|
|Mon 24 Oct 2016||Sun 06 Nov 2016||$5340|
Optional Single Supplement: $1300 (number of singles limited).
This tour may require a mandatory single supplement charge of $650, if twin-sharing accommodation is unavailable.
Whether you are looking for the hustle and bustle of city life and activity or the serene calm and beauty of untouched nature, this memorable tour to Brazil is just the ticket! From canoeing trips along the prestigious Amazon River, to admiring the colourful vibrancy of marketplaces and from walking the remote paths through the wildlife-rich Pantanal, to soaking in the samba spirit in the ever-exciting Rio, this 14-day adventure brings the best of both worlds. We discover the place that houses the largest concentration of wildlife on the continent in the Pantanal, the longest river in the world (as well as the largest rainforest) in the Amazonas and one of the most breathtaking waterfalls on the planet at Iguacu Falls. We complete our incredible South American experience by absorbing unforgettable sights and sounds in some of the continent's most notable cities.
Edward S. (Alliston, CA)
We most enjoyed the "eco-tour" experiences in Manhaus and the Pantenal. We chose this BR1 itinerary because we love nature and wanted the outdoor experiences. They were wonderful. We found all the local guides to be excellent!! Their knowledge and excellent communication skills made all our excursions fabulous. They were always courteous and arrived before their appointed meeting times. We enjoyed the excellent quality of the meals; they were varied and healthy. Buffets are inevitable (and somewhat "dangerous" when traveling), but the quality of the food and the cleanliness of preparation resulted in no illness related to meals which Adventures Abroad was responsible for. Our leader repeatedly advised us of precautions we should take related to water consumption, both from a safety perspective and because of dehydration in a very warm climate. Rachel (tour leader) is a bubbly, cheerful and competent tour leader. Her laughter and calm demeanor gave us confidence in her leadership.
Letitia H. (Camarillo, CA, US)
I loved the excursions on this trip. The local guides were excellent. Martin is the kind of trip leader that every company wants to have. He is knowledgeable, personable, organized and interesting. I think everyone in the group responded well to him. I really enjoyed having Martin as my trip leader. Great trip--I loved it!!
Michael V. (Toronto, ON, CA)
All excursions were well planned and very interesting.The evening meals were truly superb! Also the breakfast buffets were a joy to wake up to!!The flights by TAM were excellent, also the bus services were very pleasing. Our tour leader was always very helpful and reliable. She had a good sense of humour and good knowledge of Brazil.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Amazon Eco Park Lodge
Created and directed by the private sector in operation since 1991 .
As jungle ( " lodge" ) hotel , ... been active since 1995.
It is located about 1 hour from the Manaus airport ( own shuttle van or bus and regional boat ) , Tarumã the River , a tributary of the Rio Negro.
The hotel offers 64 apartments spread between 20 and 01 wooden bungalows masonry (total 21 bungalows).
Each unit wooden bungalow offers 3 apartments with entrances , balconies and separate bathrooms , each with air conditioning, electric showers and screened windows.
The only fully brick bungalow has 04 rooms, also with air conditioning, electric showers and screened windows and is suitable for guests with special needs ( 02 apartments with ramp and bar in the bathrooms ) and families ( 02 apartments with 04 beds each , can be a double and 02 single ).
All bungalows , although rustic , have nice decor and comfort .
The complex also offers : " pier " for loading and unloading of guests , large reception area , bar , convenience store and crafts , 01 restaurant in the form of indigenous longhouse ( kitchen open to visitors ) , 01 air-conditioned hall for events , games room 01 or events ( not airconditioned ) , lectures and TV room (heated ) , resting hut with hammocks and lounge chairs , 04 pools and private beach . Have multiple streams with clear water , jungle trails with different types of vegetation , including virgin forests , natural savannas and flooded areas . A real opportunity for the visitor spotting birds of different species , giant trees , exotic orchids , medicinal herbs and more.
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You will find spacious and comfortable rooms, efficient services and a delicious breakfast in a hotel with modern and practical ... that will make your stay even more pleasant in Brasília. Manhattan Plaza is the business hotel of our chain Plaza Brasília Hotels.
The 265 rooms of Manhattan Plaza measure approximately 50 square meters, including balcony and private bathroom. The rooms may have one, two or three beds. They are equipped with TV with cable channels, desk, air conditioning, minibar, hairdryer, personal safe and wireless internet.
For a good meal, the Manhattan Restaurant offers a varied menu with dishes from the international cuisine, not to mention the Brazilian options, such as the typical feijoada, served on Wednesdays, at lunchtime. In the pool area, the Madison Hall Bar offers snacks, drinks and loads of fun. If you prefer, we offer room service, which is available 24 hours everyday.
With a great location, the hotel is located at the Hotel Sector North, 15 minutes from the international airport Juscelino Kubitschek, next to three shopping malls – Conjunto Nacional, Liberty Mall and Brasília Shopping – and a few minutes away from the Esplanade of the Ministries and the National Stadium Mané Garrincha.
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The farm has been run by the same family for some 150 years. Located in a rich area formed by ... wetland vegetation and open pastures with patches of stunted vegetation, lakes, lowlands, pond outlets and the Aquidauana River. The pousada is equipped with 14 apartments with air-conditioning, swimming pool, restaurant, thatched-roof kiosks to relax after meals.
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Location: Rio de Janeiro
The Martinique Copa Hotel is situated on Sa Ferreira Street, within walking distance of Copacabana Beach, and approximately 20-minutes driving ... from the airport. Local attractions include Rio Sul Shopping Center, Sugarloaf. Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool with terrace. Guest rooms feature cable TVs, mini-bars, central A/C, telephone, hairdryers, make-up mirrors, and in-room safes.
Breakfast and dinner daily (hotels and local restaurants). All accommodation, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for local guides, drivers, restaurant staff, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving / late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.
Tour Leader gratuity, lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), departure taxes, domestic and international air taxes (if applicable), visa fees. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on optional meal costs, shopping, visas, and locally paid departure taxes.
Seasonality and Weather
This tour operates twice a year, in Feb and Nov. November will be warmer and more humid, but not as hot as summer months (Jan / Feb). Short tropical rainstorms occur throughout the year but they should not adversely affect travel plans.
AMAZON: June-December dry season. The daytime temperature can go up to the mid-30's C (90's F) though there is much variability and cool days are common. Night-time temperatures are usually in the mid-20's C (70's F), though there are also some very cool nights.
PANTANAL: November in the Pantanal heralds the very beginning of the rainy season. February is the rainy season, which sounds negative, but it is actually a beautiful, green time of birds and excursions by boat or canoe.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Road transport by private air-conditioned motor coach, 24-36 seats depending on ultimate group size (see 'group size'). Internal flights via scheduled local carriers. Numerous walking tours on uneven surfaces.
Mid-range hotels (3 star). Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than doubles. Porter service is usually available though you should be independent with your luggage, especially at airports.
Pantanal lodge: Private bathrooms, hot water, screened windows, ceiling fans, air- conditioning, 110 volt outlets.
Amazon lodge: Rustic bungalows in a preserved forest area with typical regional architectural design, with screened windows. Hot water, fan and air-conditioning.
Elsewhere: Well-located, air-conditioned, mid-range (3 star) hotels with en suite toilet and bath throughout (probably shower only).
Staff and Support
Tour Leader, driver, local naturalist guides.
10-21 (plus Tour Leader)
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