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The Wonders of South America: The Amazon, Iguassu Falls and Rio!


Locations: Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay

Date: July 8-25, 2021

Price: 3,795.00

Deposit: 500.00 (non-refundable)

Group Leader: Eduardo

RSVP Limit: 20 

NOT OPEN FOR DEPOSITS YET, BUT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE "WANNA GO" LIST TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN WE DO. THIS TRIP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 2020, SO WE WILL HAVE ONLY A FEW SPOTS OPEN.

Let's go on an amazing South American adventure where we visit three South American countries, explore the largest rainforest in the world, see the largest waterfalls in the world, visit one of the world's most beautiful cities, and marvel at one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

 

 

 Highlights:

- Visit three South American Countries: Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay.

- Explore the mighty Amazon Jungle, the biggest rainforest in the world, including three days on a river jungle cruise and four days in an authentic jungle lodge deep in the jungle!

- Visit and spend the night with a tribe of Amazon Indians.

- Have the chance to see a variety of unique wildlife, including several different kinds of primatesslothAmazonian crocodiles, even jaguars and the biggest snakes in the world, anacondas!

- Go fishing for piranhas and then have piranhas for dinner (that's right!).

- Swim with the beautiful, unique Amazonian freshwater pink dolphins. That's right, we will not only see them but will swim with them in the wild!

- Take a panoramic flight over the Amazon jungle (optional).

- Astound yourself as you gaze at the world's largest waterfalls and one of the Seven Wonders Nature, the majestic Iguassu Falls. We will see the falls from both the Brazilian side and the Argentinian side.

- Explore one of the world's most famous and beautiful cities: Rio de Janeiro.

- See the statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the official Seven Wonders of the World.

 

Here is our day-by-day itinerary:

 

DAY 1. THURSDAY, JULY 8: ARRIVE IN MANAUS. FREE DAY IN MANAUS, THE CAPITAL OF THE AMAZON.

 

Arrive in Manaus at any time and have a free day. You can relax at the hotel to shake off the jet lag, or go explore the city. Manaus is a unique city, as it is a metropolis and major trade center at the same time that it's a gorgeous city at the very edge of the largest jungle in the world. We will be staying right at the city center, near the beautiful Opera House and other attractions such as Rio Negro Palace, the Indian Museum and the Amazon Museum.  

Overnight: Amazon Seringal Hotel or similar.

Meals: Not Included.

 

DAY 2. FRIDAY, JULY 9: SET SAIL ON A THREE-DAY RIVER JUNGLE CRUISE.

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We leave our hotel at 8:00 AM towards the Port of Manaus, the biggest freshwater port in the world, where we will start our cruise. On the way to the port we will see the Fruits and Fish Market of Manaus with many exotic Amazonian fruits.

We'll then board our boat, which will be our home for the next three days as we cruise the mighty Amazon River and the Rio Negro. A few interesting facts about the Amazon River: It is the second longest river in the world (although some argue it is the longest) and by far the largest in the world in water volume.  It is known as the "River Sea." It reaches depths of 600 ft. and it is so massive that in certain areas you can't see the other side of the river. Marajó Island, one of many islands of the Amazon River, is bigger than Switzerland!

We will cruise the Amazon River towards Rio Negro, and into the jungle via Rio Negro. The black waters of Rio Negro are unique in the way that they don't attract mosquitoes. That's a major advantage that only Brazilian jungle cruises can offer: we will be right in the middle of the jungle, and yet, we'll be able to sit on the deck of our boat without having to worry about mosquitoes.

We will have lunch on the boat and then keep sailing deep into the jungle where we will disembark and go meet a tribe of authentic Amazonian Indians. But we won't simply meet them. Oh no, not us. We will witness an indigenous ritual, have dinner with them, and spend the night with the tribe! Those who prefer can go back to the boat and spend the night in their cabins.

Overnight: Indian Village (or you can go back to the boat and spend the night in your cabin).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 

DAY 3. SATURDAY, JULY 10: SAIL DEEPER INTO THE AMAZON. SWIM WITH PINK DOLPHINS. CANOE RIDE TROUGH THE FOREST. SEE RAINFOREST WILDLIFE SUCH AS BIRDS, SLOTHS AND ANACONDAS.

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Today we wake up early in the morning, say goodbye to our new friends, and get back on our boat to have breakfast and go on with our journey.

After breakfast, we'll keep sailing upriver to a location where we will have a chance to see and swim with the beautiful pink dolphins of the Amazon River. Yup, we will not only see them, but we'll get in the warm tropical river water and swim with them. They are wild dolphins, but they are used to humans and when we give them fish, they come swim with us!

We will then have lunch and a little free time before we go on our first canoe ride. We will ride through smaller places where the big boat can't go and have the chance to see sloths in their natural habitat, birds, and anacondas (cool!!!).

Later we'll once again see the sunset, have dinner, and sit on the deck to enjoy the night in the forest.

Overnight: Private Boat

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 

DAY 4. SUNDAY, JULY 11: SUNRISE IN THE JUNGLE; SEE VICTORIAS, SAMAÚMAS, AND THE AMAZING MEETING OF THE WATERS; AFTERNOON SPEED BOAT JOURNEY DEEP INTO THE JUNGLE TO OUR LODGE.

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Today we will wake up at 6:00 AM to see the sunrise in the jungle from our boat.

After the sunrise, we'll have breakfast and start heading back down the river. At around mid-morning, we should arrive at Januari Lake, where we'll get on a canoe to go see the beautiful Victorias, water lilies with leaves that are up to 9 feet long, and the gigantic Samaúma, the biggest tree in the Amazon forest.

We'll get back on the boat and keep going down river all the way to the breathtaking place where Negro River and Solimões river meet, creating the colossal Amazon River. That is also a place where we can witness and take pictures of the unique phenomenon of nature called Meeting of the Waters, where the black waters of the Negro River and the brown waters of Solimões River meet but don't mix for several miles. It is really an amazing sight to see pitch black waters and light brown waters coming in contact, but flowing side by side without mixing, and our guide will explain to us how that phenomenon takes place.

We'll then dock back in Manaus and briefly get a transfer to a smaller and faster boat, where we will go deep inside the jungle (110 miles, to be exact) on a three-hour journey that will take us to our beautiful home for the next several days: The Amazon Tupana Lodge, one of the most authentic and immersive lodges in the Amazon Jungle.

We'll arrive at our lodge, get settled in our accommodations, and meet for dinner. After dinner we'll have a free night at our beautiful jungle lodge.

Overnight: Tupana Jungle Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 

DAY 5. MONDAY,JULY 12: ENJOYING A DAY IN THE JUNGLE. JUNGLE WALK AND BOAT EXPLORATION OF THE AMAZON'S FLOODED JUNGLES.

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Today after breakfast we will go for our first guided jungle walk where our knowledgeable guide will teach us about medicinal plants, life in the jungle, and a little bit about survival in the jungle.

We'll then get back to the lodge for a little rest and lunch. After lunch we'll go on a motorized boat tour where we will get to explore the magnificent igapó, the flooded jungle. The Amazon rainforest gets so much rain during its rain season (from November until June) that, for months after the rain subsides, part of the forest is completely under water (sometimes as much as 60 feet!). That creates the igapós, or the "flooded forests." Boating around the igapós is one of the most beautiful sights you will ever see, as you boat around the crest of magnificent trees that have adapted to being under water half of the year.

We'll then get back to our lodge for dinner and a free night.

Overnight: Tupana Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 

DAY 6. TUESDAY, JULY 13: SUNRISE IN THE JUNGLE. CANOEING THOUGH THE IGAPÓS AND LAKES TO SEE AMAZON MONKEYS; FISHING FOR PIRANHAS AND SUNSET IN THE JUNGLE; NIGHT CANOE RIDE TO SEE CROCODILES AT NIGHT.

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Today we'll wake up early and get on a motorized boat and go see the sunrise from a different location on the river. We'll also get to see the pink dolphins again.

We'll then get back to the lodge to have breakfast and get on a canoe where we will be able to go deeper into the igapós to see different species of monkeys and other Amazonian fauna.

We'll get back to the lodge, have lunch and a little free time before we get back on our boats to go fishing for piranhas! After catching enough piranhas to have them for dinner that night, we'll head to an open area where we'll see one of the most beautiful sunsets we'll ever see in our lives.

We'll get back to the lodge, have dinner, and after dinner we'll go on an amazing boat ride to see Amazonian crocodiles at night. Crocodiles' eyes glow when we shine our flashlights on them. Seeing crocodile's eyes at night is an amazing spectacle. Our guide will try to catch a small crocodile with his bare hands (hopefully he will survive because we need him to get back to the lodge! :-D). He will bring it into the boat where he will explain more about them and then release it back, unharmed, into the water.

Overnight: Tupana Jungle Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 

DAY 7. WEDNESDAY, JULY 14: CAMPING IN THE JUNGLE.

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Today will be a special day where we will get to spend a full day and night in the jungle!

This will be an optional activity but it's included. Camping in the jungle is lauded as one of the greatest experiences you can have in the Amazon. However, if this does not entice you, you can opt out. Those of us who want to partake in it will go into the jungle after breakfast and spend the rest of the day and night in the jungle. Those who decide not to go can stay back and enjoy a free day at the lodge.

The jungle camp group will head in to the jungle on our boats after breakfast. We'll find a place to dock the boat and set up camp. Through the day, our guide will teach us how survive in the rainforest jungle, how to start a fire (very hard, since everything is so wet), get clean water, get food, make our plates out of leaves, collect wood, and cook.

We'll have lunch in the jungle using our leaf plates and wooden spoons that we just made, and then go on a canoe ride or a jungle walk after lunch.

We'll come back, have a little free time, have dinner, and sleep in the jungle on net covered hammocks.

Overnight: Jungle Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 

DAY 8. THURSDAY, JULY 15: FREE DAY AT THE LODGE. FISHING, SWIMMING AND KAYAKING IN THE JUNGLE.

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Today we'll wake up and have breakfast in our jungle camp and return to the lodge where we'll have some free time before lunch.

After lunch we'll go out fishing again, this time with nets to get local traditional fish that we'll have for dinner. We'll also have more free time to go swimming in the river and borrowing the hotel's kayaks to go paddling by ourselves around the jungle.

We'll have dinner early in the evening and have more free time at night after dinner.

Overnight: Tupana Jungle Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

 

DAY 9. FRIDAY, JULY 16: RETURN TO MANAUS. PANORAMIC FLIGHT OVER THE AMAZON.

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Today, after nine amazing days in the most beautiful forest in the world, we'll say goodbye to the Amazon. It will still, however, be a fun-filled day.

We'll have breakfast in the lodge and then head back to Manaus where we will have an amazing optional activity: a seaplane panoramic flight over the jungle! We will board a seaplane that will take off from the Amazon River and take an one-hour panoramic flight over the jungle. This will be an optional activity (extra cost) but a unique and special way to end our Amazon visit as we get to see the biggest jungle in the world that we have just visited once again, but this time from up above.

Overnight: Amazon Seringal Hotel or similar.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

 

DAY 10. SATURDAY, JULY 17: FLY TO IGUASSU. VISIT PARAGUAY. SEE SALTO DEL MONDAY, " THE IGUASSU FALLS OF PARAGUAY".

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Today we'll wake up very early to catch our flight to our next destination, Iguassu, where we will see the colossal Iguassu Falls. We'll arrive at Foz do Iguaçu (the city where Iguassu Falls are located in Brazil) early in the afternoon and get transferred to our hotel.

We will leave our luggage in the hotel and get back into our vans to cross the border into another South American country: Paraguay. Although brief, our visit will allow us to have a taste of this unique country. We will start by having lunch in an authentic Paraguayan restaurant. Then we will do a city tour of Cuidad del Este, Paraguay's border city. Known as the Hong Kong of South America, Cuidad de Este, the second largest city in Paraguay, is a modern city (built in 1957) and a major trade center in South America. After the city tour, we will head out to see our first waterfall, Salto del Monday, the Iguassu Falls of Paraguay. Although not technically part of Iguassu Falls, this 260 foot tall waterfall is every bit as astounding as the falls in Iguassu.

Overnight: Del Rey Quality Hotel or similar.

Meals: Not included.

 

DAY 11. SUNDAY, JULY 18: IGUASSU FALLS (BRAZILIAN SIDE), BIRD PARK, AND FLIGHT OVER THE FALLS.

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Today we'll finally get to see another one the highlights of our trips:  the majestic Iguassu Falls. One of the 7 Wonders of Nature, and one of the most beautiful spectacles of nature in the planet, the colossal Iguassu Falls are comprised of 275 waterfalls, which stretch for nearly 2 miles over the border of Brazil and Argentina. Interesting fact: On her first sight of the Iguassu Falls, former First Lady of the USA Eleanor Roosevelt exclaimed, “Poor Niagara!”

Today we will visit the Brazilian side, which is at the bottom of the falls. We will take a few hours there, which are needed to see the falls from all the different viewpoints. The final viewpoint is Devil's Throat, the biggest and most majestic of all the falls.

From there we'll head out to another beautiful and unique place: the Foz do Iguaçu Bird Park, one of the biggest bird parks in the world. There we will get to see thousands of birds of all kinds from different places in the world, many actually roaming free through the park.

After that we'll have the option of doing a panoramic flight over the falls and get to see the falls from another perspective, the air, where we will be able to see the entire falls in all its glory. This will be an optional activity (extra cost).

Overnight: Del Rey Quality Hotel or similar.

Meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 12. MONDAY, JULY 19: IGUASSU FALLS (ARGENTINIAN SIDE). LA GRAN AVENTURA TOUR. BOAT RIDE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE FALLS.

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Today we'll cross the border into our third South American Country, Argentina, to see the falls from the Argentinian side.

After crossing the border, we'll hop on a tram that will take us though the forest and drop us close to the falls. From the Argentinian side we see the falls from up above and get to experience the single most beautiful sight of Iguassu Falls: Devil's Throat from the inside!  Seeing one of the most massive waterfalls in the world from as close as a few feet is an indescribable experience. After seeing Devil's Throat from the inside, you will never be impressed by any other waterfall for the rest of your life. :-D

After that, we will make things even more interesting by doing a tour called La Gran Aventura. It starts with an 8 kilometer tour on a 4x4, through the depths of Misiones Jungle along the Yacartia and Puerto Macuco. Then we get on our boat where we will we will see the falls from yet another perspective, the water! We will get so close to the falls that we will be given rain ponchos to stay dry (truth be told, you will get wet anyway), and sometimes, depending on the water level, they actually go under one of the falls! Make sure to bring your waterproof cases for your phones and cameras!

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Amazing, right?? Well, you will get to experience that too. :-)

After visiting the falls, we will continue our Argentina experience by doing a city tour of Puerto Iguazú, the Argentinian border city. Among other attractions, we will visit La Aripuca, a complex where we will get to see a little of the Argentinian Indigenous culture, and the Triple Frontier Monument: the place where three countries, Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay share a border. We will also have lunch in a typical Argentinian restaurant.

Overnight: Del Rey Quality Hotel or similar.

Meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 13. TUESDAY, JULY 20: FLY TO RIO DE JANEIRO. WATCH THE SUNSET FROM THE TOP OF SUGARLOAF.

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Today we leave Foz do Iguaçu in the morning and head out to our final destination: The famous Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City), Rio de Janeiro, simply one of the most beautiful cities you will ever see in your life. Surrounded by beautiful natural forests, gorgeous hills and astounding beaches, a city of happy, easy-going, fun-loving, and beautiful people (known as Cariocas), Rio will surely capture your heart in a way that probably no other city in the world can. To visit Rio is to fall in love with Rio.

We will arrive early in the afternoon and get transferred to our hotel in Ipanema, two blocks away from the famous Ipanema Beach. We'll check in, get settled and head out to our first iconic Rio landmark: Sugarloaf. Sugarloaf is a prominent hill (1,200 ft.), situated at the entrance of Guanabara Bay. Because of its positioning, it allows astounding views of the city, the bay, Copacabana and other beaches of Rio. To get to the top of the mountain, you take two scenic rides on trams with beautiful views. Now, most people are happy just going to Sugarloaf. But not us; oh no, not a 1000 Treks group. We don't do ordinary. In our first day in Rio, we are watching the sunset from the top of Sugarloaf.  Yup, because that's how we roll... :-)

Overnight: Mar Ipanema Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 14. WEDNESDAY, JULY 21: CHRIST THE REDEEMER AND RIO CITY TOUR.

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Today we'll do a full day tour of the must-see places in Rio. We'll start with a visit to one of the official New Seven Wonders of the World and one of the most famous postcards in the world:  The statue of Christ the Redeemer. Located on the top of Corcovado mountain, one of Rio's tallest hills, located right in the middle of the city, the famous landmark is not only a stunning sight, but it also provides some of the most beautiful views of the Marvelous City. From there we will visit the legendary Copacabana Beach, and other must-see places such as Escadaria Selaron, the Olympic Boulevard, Rio's beautiful CathedralDowntown Rio, and Praça XV, one of the original settlements of Rio de Janeiro dating back to the 1500's.

Overnight: Mar Ipanema Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 15. THURSDAY, JULY 22: FULL DAY BOAT TOUR TO BÚZIOS.

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Today will be a special day where we will visit one of Brazil's most beautiful beach resort towns: Armação dos Búzios, or as Cariocas call it, simply Búzios.

We will wake up very early do drive to Búzios (about 100 miles) and when we get there, we'll go on a catamaran tour around the beautiful blue waters of Búzios, making three stops to snorkel. After that, we'll still have some time to walk around and go to the beaches of this gorgeous town.

Overnight: Mar Ipanema Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 16. FRIDAY, JULY 23: RIO CITY TOUR PARTE DOIS: BEYOND TOURISTY RIO. RIO BY NIGHT. BRAZILIAN DANCE SHOW.

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Today we'll go on another tour to more beautiful places in Rio. In our first city tour we saw the famous places that every tourist must see. Today we'll see Rio a little beyond that, and that's where things start getting a little more interesting. We'll visit places that not every tourist gets to see, like the beautiful Botanical Garden (Rio's Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful in the world), Mirante Dona MartaLargo do BoticárioParque das RuínasMirante do Penhasco,  Mosteiro de São Bento and have lunch in Rio's most popular restaurant, Confeitaria Colombo.

No trip to Rio would be complete without experiencing Rio's exciting nightlife. Cariocas love going out at night to bars and restaurants to meet up with friends and socialize. Tonight we'll get to experience that as we go bar hopping around some of the hotspots of the city. We'll also have the chance to experience Ginga Tropical, an authentic Brazilian dance show where you get a taste of the many different types of Brazilian styles of music and dances (optional, extra cost).

Overnight: Mar Ipanema Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (drinks excluded).

 

DAY 17. SATURDAY, JULY 24: RIO LIKE THE NATIVES: PARQUE LAGE, HIKE PEDRA BONITA, TIJUCA FOREST AND PRAIA DA BARRA.

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For our last city tour, we'll go completely off the tourist grid and go to the places that Cariocas go on the weekend. Well start with a visit to Parque Lage with its beautiful dense gardens, then head out to Floresta da Tijuca, the world's biggest urban forest. From there we will go on an intermediate level hike to Pedra Bonita, where we will have a beautiful view of Rio's beaches. Pedra Bonita is also a popular place where people paraglide and hang glide from. Being that it's a Saturday, we actually have good chances of seeing some of those taking off. We'll then come down and finish the day at Barra, one of Rio's most beautiful beaches, and a favorite among the locals. 

Overnight: Mar Ipanema Hotel

Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 18. SUNDAY, JULY 25: DEPARTURE.

Today, unfortunately, our trip has to come to an end. However, depending on the time you schedule your flight, in the morning we can say one last goodbye and jump for one last time in the beautiful waters of Ipanema beach and maybe have one last lunch at the beach before hopping in our shuttle to the airport.

Overnight: N/A

Meals: Breakfast

 

PRICE and PAYMENT TERMS

- 3,595.00 USD

- In order to save you money, we don't add the cost or credit card processing to the price of the trip, so this price is for check, bank transfer, or any form of payment that does not incur a fee. We can take the deposit via credit card, but need the remaining balance to be paid by a direct form of payment. If you want to pay for the remaining balance with a credit card, we can accept it, but have to add a 5% fee (for this trip, 145.00)

- As always, we are doing an unmatched itinerary, using very reputable companies, and staying at good hotels. That’s the way we do ALL our trips. We do things that nobody else does, so our itineraries can’t be compared to other itineraries out there, but if you search online you will certainly find companies doing cheap trips to Brazil. Those companies cut corners in a way that we don’t believe it should be done, however, and in the end you get what you paid for.  If your goal is simply to do a cheap trip, we are not your group. But if you want to experience everything there is to be experienced and even unique adventures that commercial tour companies don’t offer, in a comfortable and safe way, with a great group, at a very reasonable price, then you found your group.

- A deposit of 500.00 (non-refundable) starts your reservation. Once we receive your deposit, we'll send you a questionnaire and a contract that will need to be returned to us in 72 hours to guarantee your spot.  Once we have the questionnaire and contract, we also will send you an invoice for the remaining amount. You will have until April 9, 2020 (three months before departure) to finish making your payment.

- When you make your deposit, you will be asked for your email. MAKE SURE YOU LIST AN EMAIL YOU CHECK DAILY WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR PAYMENT. THAT'S WHERE YOU'LL RECEIVE YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE, INVOICE, AND ALL THE EMAILS IN REGARDS TO THE TRIP.

 

CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT

 

- Full payment is only due on April 8, 2021, three months before the trip. So you have a lot of time to pay. You can make payments in any way you prefer so long as you are fully paid by the due date.

- If you make payments or pay in full before the due date, your payments (minus the deposit) are refundable before the due date (June 13, 2020). After that, all payments are entirely non-refundable. We STRONGLY suggest that you get travel insurance to cover you in case you need to cancel your trip for any reason.

 

INCLUDED

- Internal flights (Manaus to Foz do Iguaçu and Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro)

- All the hotel stays at double occupancy (please see ABOUT OCCUPANCY below).

- Transportation from Manaus International airport to the hotel, and from the hotel in Rio to Tom Jobim International Airport, if you arrive within the guidelines on FLIGHT GUIDELINES below.  If arrive or leave at a different time, you’ll have to arrange your own transportation or pay extra for our operator to transport you.

- All transportation to our scheduled activities as well as to and from terminals to hotels while with the group (if you do your own activity, arrive or leave at a different day, you’ll have to arrange your own transportation. That should not be a problem, though).

- Entrance to activities as detailed on the itinerary.

- Meals listed on the itinerary.

 

NOT INCLUDED

- Flights to and from Brazil (see FLIGHT below).

- Any of the optional activities, except Camping in the Jungle.

- Meals not specifically stated in the itinerary.

- Travel insurance (highly recommended). We do offer Travel Guard travel insurance and will send you a link to purchase it once you pay your deposit. You can also get insurance with any company you would like.

- Tips to guides, drivers, staff, etc.

- Souvenirs or anything extra you would like to get.

- Any activity not described in the itinerary.

 

ABOUT OCCUPANCY

- Double occupancy: you will be paired up with someone of the same gender as a roommate. Unless you have someone that you are already coming with, of course. 

 - Single supplement (if you want a room for yourself): 1,400.00 USD.

- The last people to RSVP and pay the deposit MAY have to be put in triple occupancy rooms (if we end up with an odd number of men or women).

 

FLIGHT

Flights to and from Brazil are NOT included. Flights are very easy to book nowadays on your own and some people want to do side trips, so it gets really impractical to include flight. Besides many of you can use miles or other ways of making your flight free or saving money if you book it by yourself.  So instead of including air, we will give you guidelines so you can go to Kayak.com, Cheapoair.com, Expedia.com, Orbitz.com, or any booking website and book your own. The best time to book a flight is usually 2-3 months before departure (the best day is Tuesday and the best time is between 12:00 and 3:00 PM).  We will book ours at that point and e mail the group telling you what we got.  If you do book the same flight, we’ll meet at LAX. If not, we’ll just meet you there.

 

FLIGHT GUIDELINES

- Arrives in Manaus International Airport (MAO) by 6 PM on July 8. Check in at the hotel starts at 3:00 PM, but you may arrive earlier and leave your luggage at the hotel.  

- Leaves Rio Tom Jobim International Airport (GIG) no earlier than 10:00 AM and no later than 11:00 PM on July 25. Our check out at the hotel is at 10:00 AM, but we can leave our luggage at the hotel if we have a later flight.

 

SOME OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW

- Because of the adventurous nature of our trips, our itinerary and some locations are subject to change due of weather, tides, road conditions, logistics and other unforeseen circumstances. It’s not likely, but it could happen. Whenever we make a change in the itinerary, we will do our best to keep the integrity of the trip.

- Passport is required, of course, as in all international travel. Your passport must be valid for 6 months after your return date.  If you don't have a valid passport or if you passport expires before 6 months after the date you will arrive back in the U.S., make sure to get started on a new one ASAP. Here's the link for the Department of State Passport section: http://travel.state.gov//content/travel/en.html

- As of the time of this posting American Citizens don’t need a visa for Brazil or Argentina. However, a visa for Paraguay is required. If you have a foreign passport, you may need a visa Brazil and Argentina as well. Here's are the Embassies websites for Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay so you can look into visas as needed:

- Brazil: http://washington.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/

- Argentina: https://eeeuu.cancilleria.gob.ar/en

- Paraguay: https://www.mre.gov.py/Sitios/Home/Index/embaparusa/ENG

We also strongly recommend that even American Citizens periodically check all three embassies to make sure visa requirements have not changed. 

If you need to take care of any those issues, make sure to get on them ASAP so you don't get held up because of some unexpected delay. We've had people missing trips and losing their money because they waited too long, had unexpected issues come up, and couldn't take care of them before the trip started.

- Having a valid passport and all the required visas is your responsibility. Please make sure you have both of those plus any additional necessary issues resolved well ahead of time. 1000 Leagues Travel and its affiliates are not responsible for any problems resulting from you not taking care of issues ahead of time.

 

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1000 Leagues Travel, 1000 Treks, Adventure Us, SoCal Scuba and their event/assistant organizers, representatives, agents, employees, and/or any affiliated person, company or entity are not responsible for your safety. Outdoor activities are inherently dangerous. By participating in any event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being and agree to release 1000 Leagues Travel, 1000 Treks, Adventure-us, SoCal Scuba and their event/assistant organizers, representatives, agents, employees, and/or any affiliated person, company or entity from ANY responsibility, liability or claim in law or in equity.

You acknowledge and understand fully that there are risks and dangers of serious bodily injury or death that could result from your participation in this event. You have voluntarily elected to participate and FULLY ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL RISKS AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY INJURY, LOSSES AND DAMAGES TO PERSON OR PROPERTY THAT INCUR AS A RESULT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION.

This is an adventure event and some of the activities you will be participating in will be physically demanding. You are discouraged to join this event if you are not in good physical condition. By signing up, you represent that you are qualified, in good health and in proper physical condition to join all the activities, and assume all responsibility for any situation that can arise from you not being physically prepared.

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Comments

  • Is this an adults only trip or what is the age cut off? - "Emily"

    Reply:

    Hi Emily, email me directly at 1000treks@gmail.com. Eduardo. 


  • It’s just one for me but it shows 1+guess. - "Diana"

    Reply:

    Not yet replied.


  • Interested in this trip. Karen - "Karen"

    Reply:

    Not yet replied.