Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls & Amazon River Cruise

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Running through Guyana, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Peru, the Amazon River is a source of endless fascination and discovery. Experience the greatest river in the world on this 9-night adventure in Brazil!  Begin your trip in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's vibrant second-largest city. Spread your arms out wide like Christ the Redeemer atop Cor...


Trip type
Small Ship Cruise
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Flexible schedule


    • Tour to Corcovado & Sugarloaf Mountain (full-day)
    • Iguassu Falls Tour (Brazilian Side) (3.5 hours)

What's this trip about?

    Running through Guyana, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Peru, the Amazon River is a source of endless fascination and discovery. Experience the greatest river in the world on this 9-night adventure in Brazil!  Begin your trip in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's vibrant second-largest city. Spread your arms out wide like Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain and take a cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain on an included full-day tour. Then spend your time in Rio at your leisure, either laying out on Copacabana Beach or dancing the night away in a samba club. From Rio, fly to Iguassu Falls and experience this astonishing natural wonder. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, millions of visitors flock to the semicircle Iguassu Falls to witness the 275 gushing waterfalls that are nearly twice the size of Niagra.  End your vacation in Brazil's unrivaled part of the Amazon. Arrive in Manaus - known as the gateway to the Amazon - and transfer to your small-ship cruise. Spend 3 nights cruising the river, admiring the unique flora and fauna of the rainforest. Watch out for piranhas and anacondas! Helpful links for travel to Brazil: Visa & Passport Info Vaccines & Medications Info

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityRio de Janeiro
End CityBrazil

Travel Themes

  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Relaxing Retreats
  • Small Ship Cruise


  • South America
  • Brazil


  • Rio de Janeiro


  • Bird watching
  • Culture
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Mountaineering
  • Nature
  • Relaxing Retreat
  • River cruise
  • Swimming
  • Trains & Rail
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Independent

Trip includes

    • Round-trip economy class airfare into Rio de Janeiro (GIG), out of Manaus (MAO)
    • All airport transfers
    • 3 nights in Rio de Janeiro at the Hotel Windsor Excelsior Copacabana, or similar
    • Full-day tour to Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountain
    • One-way, economy class flight from Rio (GIG or SDU) to Foz do Iguassu/Iguassu Falls (IGU)
    • 2 nights in Iguassu Falls at the Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort, or similar
    • Iguassu Falls Tour (Brazilian side)
    • One-way, economy class flight from Foz do Iguassu/Iguassu Falls (IGU) to Manaus (MAO)
    • 1 night in Manaus at the Hotel Villa Amazonia, or similar
    • 3 nights on the Amazon Clipper Premium River Cruise, including 2 lunches and 3 dinners*
    • Land transfer from the cruise ship to the Tropical Hotel in Manaus
    • Use of a day room at the Hotel Villa Amazonia in Manaus, prior to your departing flight
    • Breakfast daily *Your cruise ship will arrive back in port at approximately 11:30am on day 10 - please be mindful of this when selecting your flight schedule.

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Day 1 Welcome to Rio de Janeiro!

Arrive in Rio de Janeiro, also known as the "Marvelous City." The second biggest city in Brazil, Rio is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Guanabara Bay and blessed with endless natural beauty.

Ease your way into this sprawling city with a stroll through...

Day 2 Rio de Janeiro

Today you will embark on a full-day tour of Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountains! Both of these imposing mountains make up the iconic skyline of Rio. Admire the views from both summits before touring downtown Rio. 

Day 3 Rio de Janeiro

Rio is perhaps most famous for its beach life, and two beaches in particular: Copacabana and Ipanema. Rio residents (known as cariocas) can be seen playing soccer, sunbathing, and swimming all along the 2.5-mile stretch of Copacabana Beach. Among its trademarks...

Day 4 Rio de Janeiro - Iguassu Falls

Say goodbye to Rio as you transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguassu Falls. 

Located close to the point where the Iguassu River empties its waters into the Parana River, Iguassu Falls is the world’s widest waterfall and a natural wonder. On the bo...

Day 5 Iguassu Falls

Today, enjoy a tour of Iguassu Falls. Made up of a system of 275 waterfalls, Iguassu Falls is nearly twice as tall as Niagara Falls and rivaled only by Victoria Falls in Africa. 

Day 6 Iguassu Falls - Manaus

Leave Iguassu Falls today and transfer to the airport for your flight to Manaus, the capital of Amazonas State. Manaus is the hub of the whole Amazon Region and is located four miles from the point where Rio Negro meets the Solimoes River to form the Brazilian Amazon River. 

Check into your accommodation and get settled before starting your river cruise in the morning.

Day 7 Amazon River Cruise

Your 3-night Amazon River Cruise begins today! Board the Amazon Clipper and cruise toward the Amazon River while you enjoy a welcome drink and listen to information about the route and ship facilities. Explore the ship's nooks and crannies and enjoy a caipirinh...

Day 8 Amazon River Cruise

In the early morning, explore the river surroundings by canoe where you will find a colorful array of fruit-eating birds like parrots and toucans. After breakfast, depart for a jungle walk and discover the rainforest's lush flora and fauna. Return to the boat a...

Day 9 Amazon River Cruise

Today you will sail to Praia Grande, a municipality in the state of Sao Paulo. Relax on the beach or enjoy a swim before heading on a canoe excursion to the Acajatuba River. Get to know the typical fauna of the river and stop for piranha fishing. You'll then vi...

Day 10 Depart Brazil

Early this morning, explore the Lago Janauari Ecological Park. This area is a great place to observe wildlife, especially the “Victoria Regia” giant water lilies (the world's largest aquatic plant). During breakfast your boat will navigate to the "Meeting of Wa...

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