The Amazon Jungle… do you know anyone who’s been lucky enough to say they’ve explored the Amazon? Now you do, and it’s you! And Monograms makes it easy for you. Plus, we know if you’re traveling all the way to Brazil, you’ll also want to see Rio de Janeiro & Iguassu Falls. That’s why on this 10-day vacation, we’ve arranged your hotel and cruise accommodations, daily buffet breakfast (plus 2 lunches and three dinners), sightseeing, and transportation within the cities. Plus, we want you to feel comfortable in Brazil so we’ve arranged a one-of-a-kind feature for you: a Local Host® in each city—Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, & Manaus. Your Local Hosts will help make sure your vacation runs smoothly by answering questions, helping you personalize your trip, offering suggestions, and letting you in on little-known local secrets.</BR></BR>Your vacation begins the moment you arrive, as we can whisk you from the airport to your selected hotel in Rio de Janeiro. There, your Local Host will present you with a set of materials to help familiarize you with the city and get you settled. The next day, after an included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for a private tour with an expert Local Guide that features Rio’s famous beaches as well as Corcovado Mountain to see the Christ the Redeemer statue. Be sure to have your camera ready, as there are breathtaking, 360-degree, panoramic views of Rio and its beaches. During your free day in Rio, perhaps enjoy a samba show or visit Sugar Loaf Mountain via cable car to see amazing views.</BR></BR>The next day, after included breakfast, we’ll take you to the airport for your flight to Iguassu Falls, where you’ll have private guided tours of these magnificent waterfalls from the Brazilian and Argentine sides. Meaning “Mighty Waters” in the local language, these falls span almost three miles and contain 275 individual cataracts. Hear the deafening roar, see the rainbows forming in the mist, and stand in awe as you witness one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls. </BR></BR>Then your journey continues to Manaus, gateway to Brazil’s Amazon, where we’ll pick you up at the airport and take you on a private, guided sightseeing tour with a local expert. You’ll hear the insider stories and see the opulent sights from the rubber boom days, like the Opera House, built from materials brought over from Europe. In Manaus, you’ll embark your 3-night cruise up the Amazon. Your cruise includes excursions to explore the Amazon jungle and its vegetation, indigenous animals, and even local river communities. You’ll enjoy Naturalist-guided walks through the rainforest to learn how the native people live off the land; hear lectures on the region; have the opportunity to try piranha fishing; take a cruise at night along the waterways to spot caiman; enjoy a birdwatching Safari in search of the many endemic birds; visit a local home for a personal experience with the native communities; and cruise the Amazon tributaries looking for wildlife, such as capuchin and howler monkeys. Before your vacation ends, you’ll also cruise the Meeting of the Waters, where the chocolate-colored Rio Negro meets with the yellow-gray Rio Solimões to form the impressive Amazon River. </BR></BR>And did we mention that we’ve included not only the cruise, but also sightseeing of both sides of Iguassu Falls including the Ecological Jungle Train in your package? In fact, between the sightseeing we’ve included, hotels we have booked, and the transportation we’ve arranged, Monograms has handled all the details for you. And, just think of the comfort you’ll get from having a Local Host in each city, especially if you do not speak Portuguese. So grab your camera and get ready for a trip of a lifetime!
Sightseeing with a Local Guide, inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE
Buffet breakfast daily2 lunches3 three-course dinners
As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary and private airport transfers to/from intra-vacation flights; intravacation flights not included.