Brazil Family Journey

Arrival to Iguaçu Airport and transfer to Hotel
Free Personal Time.
Overnight Iguaçu

Breakfast at hotel
Excursion to Brazilian  Falls
This morning tour by bus from the Visitor Centre to the Brazilian Falls. Macuco is the first bus stop: a short trail that runs across the rainforest into a 25 mts waterfall: the Macuco Fall. After Macuco the bus goes 1 km stopping at diverse observation posts that offer sights of the Falls.
Iguassu falls are the greatest waterfalls in the world, situated on the borders of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay in South America. The falls consist of 275 cascades spread nearly 2 miles including the famous ‘Devil’s Throat’.
Enjoy Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon the big adventure begins at the Macuco Safari entrance gates, located at kilometer 25 of the Cataratas Highway inside the Iguassu National Park, with embarkation in open jeep-towed wagons that permit an unobstructed view of the scenery along the trail. During the stretch of three kilometers through the jungle, multi-lingual guides point out examples of the flora and fauna of the Park.
The hike  a stretch of 600 meters (optional), is on a trail that leads to a waterfall baptized “Macuco Falls”. The waterfall – perfect for a refreshing dip on days of intense heat – spills down from a height of approximately 20 meters. Access is via a stairway carved into the ancient rock. The last stop is the Macuco Safari dock on the Brazilian side of the Iguaçu River.
In the water, inflatable bi-motor boats, are waiting for you. Before embarkation, passengers receive life-vests and plastic bags to protect photographic and filming equipment. The boat travels up-river passing the canyon facing the rapids at a speed that permits the appreciation of the scenery. Waterfall shower, rainbows, blue sky, mist and water in profusion, defines this excursion.
Overnight Iguaçu

Breakfast at hotel
Transfer to Airport to board flight to Manaus
Arrival and transfer to dock to board Amazon Clipper Premium Cruise at 14.30
Boarding and depart upstream on the Rio Negro while drinking a fresh fruit juice and listen to the information about facilities. After a Snack enjoy lectures about Amazon where you will get a good start on understanding Amazon preservation and ecology. After Dinner explore little creeks in canoes and listen to the sound of animals with the possibility of observing birds, frogs, snakes and caimans.
Overnight on board.

Early morning we explore the surroundings along the waters edge in our canoes while we mainly find fruit eating birds like parrots and toucans. After breakfast we go for a jungle walk, we discover many surprising fragrances in leaves, fruits, woods and animals. Around midday we return and we may go for a swim, before lunch. In the Afternoon we navigate through the Anavilhanas National Park, one of the world’s largest fresh water archipelagos, a labyrinth of waterways. In the late afternoon we embark in the canoes and learn more about this wonderful nature park.
Overnight on board.

Early this morning
spend a little time fishing for piranhas. After breakfast visit a “Natives Community” and find many of the typical Amazonian fruits like Cupuaçu and Tapereba, palm trees like Açaí, Tucumã and Pupunha. Learn about the preparation of manioc flour and the health and education situation of the children. After lunch we will visit white sandy beaches to swim in the dark water and enjoy the Pink River Dolphins. Exploring by canoe and scout for wildlife in the late afternoon. On the way toward the Amazon River dinner will be served.
Overnight on board.

Early this morning explore the Lago January Ecological Park. This area is usually a very good place to observe wildlife and chances to see the “Victoria Regia” the giant water lilies. While enjoying breakfast we navigate to the “Meeting of the Waters”, the confluence of the world’s two largest rivers, the Amazon and the Negro. Now is time to return to the dock. Arrival at 11:30 am and transfer to Airport to board flight to Rio.
Arrival at Rio and transfer to Hotel.
Free evening.
Overnight Rio

Breakfast at Hotel.
This morning you’ll drive through downtown Rio, past its fine collection of colonial-style Portuguese buildings, to pick up the cable car at Praia Vermelha (red beach). The cable car takes you to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain for wonderful views of Rio de Janeiro nestling between the mountains and the sea, and the magical sight of Copacabana beach.  After lunch at Local Churrascaria, tour continues to Santa Teresa.
Santa Teresa is the name of a neighborhood in the city of Rio de Janeiro. It is located on top of the Santa Teresa hill, by the centre of Rio, and is famous for its winding, narrow streets which are a favorite spot for artists and tourists. The neighborhood was named after Santa Teresa Church and Convent. And Saint Teresa of Avila, Mother Jacintha de Sao Jose and Sister Francisca were the key figures whose faith and spirit created the district.
The convent permits no visitors but you can attend the Sunday 8 a.m. mass at the church. The Order of the Barefoot Carmelite Nuns live very simple and humble lives in almost total isolation.
In June and December the resident artists open their galleries to display and sell their work. There are three museums here, two are former residences with significant art, furniture, books and photographs.
Next we will visit Maracana Stadium.
The Maracana was built in 1950 for the fourth World Cup it was called the Maracana, taking its name from the small river that flows by the facility.
Overnight Rio

Breakfast at Hotel.
Free Morning.
Afternoon transfer to Angra dos Reis.
Check in at Resort. Dinner and Overnight.

Breakfast at Hotel, departure to Parati, a small and charming old colonial town from 17th century. The town is a pleasure to stroll. The vibrant doors and trimmings against the white colonial buildings are priceless. The 20 blocks by 10 can be explored in quick time but begs for many slow strolls. Hidden within are shops, restaurants and history. There are three colonial era churches, each with their own splendor and history. One for slaves, one for free mulattoes and one for the elite.
Paraty also offers innumerous untouched beaches and small bays with emerald green sea, calm waters and white sand that are perfect for resting. Our boat expedition today will take you around the islands for swimming, snorkeling or diving.
Before returning to your resort you will enjoy some time at the Town.
Dinner and overnight at Resort.

Breakfast at Hotel
Free Day to Enjoy resort facilities. Children or teenagers may enjoy different type of sports under the surveillance of professionals.
Dinner and overnight at Resort.

Breakfast at Hotel.
Transfer to Rio de Janeiro Airport to board your flight back home, with unforgettable memories of this wonderful country.

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