Day 1: Manaus, Brazil
Arrive in Manaus, the capital of Brazil’s Amazonas state.
Day 2: Manaus / Anavilhanas National Park
Travel to Anavilhanas National Park, among the world’s largest river archipelagos, containing untouched native forest and roughly 400 islands. While here, go canoeing along Rio Negro, visit the Caboclo community, cruise by boat to see pink dolphins, meet riverbank artisans, and embark on a guided walk through the jungle.
Day 3: Anavilhanas National Park
Enjoy morning and afternoon activities in the Amazon.
Day 4: Anavilhanas National Park
Spend another day exploring the Amazon.
Day 5: Anavilhanas National Park / Manaus / Rio de Janeiro
Fly to Rio de Janeiro, famous for its beaches, annual Carnaval, and the samba music that fuels the energy. Enjoy dinner at the city’s best churrascaria (Brazilian barbecue).
Day 6: Rio de Janeiro
Visit the Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Project, which is dedicated to the survival of the Golden Lion Tamarins, an endangered squirrel-sized primate species found in Brazil.
Day 7: Rio de Janeiro / Paraty
Explore Corcovado Mountain and see the "Christ the Redeemer" statue. Drive to Paraty, a preserved colonial coastal town known for its architecture and beautiful natural landscape. Set out on a guided walking tour of this historic city.
Day 8: Paraty
Glide across the water during a full-day schooner cruise, including opportunities to snorkel and swim. Enjoy a private dinner with the director of a Brazilian cooking academy.
Day 9: Paraty / Rio de Janeiro / Iguaçu Falls National Park
Transfer to Rio de Janeiro and fly to Iguaçu Falls, a World Heritage site. Spend the evening at leisure.
Day 10: Iguaçu Falls National Park
Travel to the Argentinean side of the falls and take a tram to view the falls up close. Marvel at “Devil’s Throat,” the largest of the waterfalls.
Day 11: Iguaçu Falls National Park / Depart for Home
Set out on an early morning walk on the Brazilian side of Iguaçu Falls before departing for home.