Itinerary Summary

Tuesday, June 7

Rio de Janeiro - following in Theodore Roosevelt's steps

8:00 – 10:00 AM Arrive in Rio de Janeiro between 8-10am (flights on own) - Luggage sent to hotel separately
Private guide meets group at airport – coffee, fruits and pastries
11:00 AM Tour Botanical Garden
1:00 PM Lunch at Rubaiyat Rio restaurant - overlooking the horse tracks of Rio's Jockey Club
2:30 PM Tour Tijuca Forest by jeep and Corcovado by tram
6:00 PM Check in at hotel
7:30 – 8:30 PM Welcome cocktail and heavy canapés –TRA welcome documents’ distribution
Overnight accommodations – JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro
   

Wednesday, June 8

Rio de Janeiro - following in Theodore Roosevelt's steps

6:30 – 8:30 AM Breakfast at hotel
8:30AM – 1:00 PM Full Day Tour: Sugar Loaf, Naval School and Historical and Geographical Institute
1:00 – 2:30 PM Lunch at Cais Restaurant (private room) or at Confeiteria Colombo
2:30 – 4:30 PM Panoramic drive with photo stops at: Campo de Santana, Guanabara Palace, Municipal Theater (if no performance is scheduled for the following evening)
4:30 – 7:00 PM Return to hotel to rest
7:00 PM Transfer to dinner venue
7:30 – 9:00 PM Dinner at Belmond Copacabana Palace - inspiration for Barry Manilow's song "Copacabana"
Overnight accommodations - JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro
   

Thursday, June 9

Petropolis - following in Theodore Roosevelt's steps

6:30 – 8:30 AM Breakfast at hotel
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM Full Day Tour: Royal City of Petropolis
Lunch Churrascaria Lago Sul views of Quitandinha Palace and lake
3:30 – 6:00 PM Return to hotel to rest
6:00 PM Transfer to dinner venue
6:30 – 8:00 PM Dinner at Brazilian Naval Officers’ Club
8:30 – 10:30 PM Performance at Municipal Theater (if available, theater schedule not posted at this time)
Overnight accommodations - JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro
   

Friday, June 10

Rio de Janeiro / Iguazu Falls

6:30 – 8:00 AM Breakfast at hotel
8:00 AM Transfer to Rio de Janeiro Airport
10:10 AM Flight from Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu Falls
12:30 PM Arrive to Iguazu Falls Airport
1:00 – 2:30 PM Lunch at Porto Canoas
2:30 – 5:00 PM Macuco Boat Safari
5:00 – 7:00 PM Check in at hotel and rest
7:00 – 9:00 PM Dinner at Das Cataratas
Accommodations - Belmond Hotel das Cataratas Iguazu Falls - afterhours access to falls
   

Saturday, June 11

Iguazu Falls

6:30 – 8:00 AM Breakfast at hotel
8:00 – 10:30 AM Walking tour from the hotel to Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls
10:30 AM Transfer to Bird Park
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Tour Bird Park
1:00 - 2:30 PM Lunch at Don Cabral
2:30 – 5:00 PM Tour of Itaipu Dam and Biological Sanctuary
5:30 – 7:30 PM Return to the hotel to rest
7:30 PM Transfer to dinner venue
8:00 – 10:00 PM Dinner and Rafain Show
Accommodations - Belmond Hotel das Cataratas Iguazu Falls - after hours access to falls
   

Sunday, June 12

Iguazu Falls / Manaus

4:00 AM Box breakfast from hotel
Transfer from hotel to Iguazu Falls airport
5:40 AM-12:30 PM Flight from Iguazu Falls to Manaus (connections required) – lunch aloft
1:00 PM Transfer with guide from airport in Manaus to hotel
Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the ecoresort
7:00 – 9:00 PM Dinner at the hotel
Overnight at hotel - Tropical Manaus Eco-resort
   

Monday, June 13

Manaus – Transfer to Iberostar Grand Hotel-Ship Amazon

  Breakfast at hotel
City tour of Manaus
Lunch at Poroaque Restaurant
2:30 PM Transfer to port
3:00 PM Embark on Iberostar
6:00 PM Departure: Sailing down Rio Negro
Sunset on the top deck with classical music. Welcome cocktail offered by the Captain
with presentation of equipment on board and safety procedures in Salão Lua
8:00-9:30 PM Welcome dinner in the Kuarup restaurant.
Accommodation/Amazon Cruise - Iberostar Grand Hotel-Ship Amazon
   

Tuesday, June 14

Amazon Cruise on Iberostar Grand Hotel-Ship Amazon

5:30 – 11:30 AM Continental breakfast on the terrace. (7:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast in the Kuarup restaurant)
8:00 - 10:00 AM Hiking on trails in Igarapés region (narrow water courses) of Jaraqui.
8:00 - 10:00 AM Boat tours through the Jaraqui Igarapés region
12:00 – 3:30 PM Light meal on the terrace. (1:00 – 2:30 PM Lunch at Kuarup restaurant.)
4:00 – 6:30 PM Tours in our boats among the islands of Três Bocas region
8:00-9:30 PM Dinner in the Kuarup restaurant
9:30 – 10:30 PM Boat rides to spot alligators and listen to the night sounds of the Três Bocas region
Accommodation/Amazon Cruise - Iberostar Grand Hotel-Ship Amazon
   

Wednesday, June 15

Amazon Cruise on Iberostar Grand Hotel-Ship Amazon

5:30 – 11:30 AM Continental breakfast on the terrace. (7:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast in the Kuarup restaurant.)
8:00 - 10:00 AM Hiking on trails in Igarapé Trench region and visit to Pink Dolphins in Novo Airão.
8:00 - 10:00 AM Boat tours through the Igarapés Trench region. Visit to Pink Dolphins in Novo Airão.
12:00 – 3:30 PM Light meal on the terrace. (1:00 – 2:30 PM Lunch at Kuarup restaurant.)
4:00 – 6:30 PM Visit to an indigenous community in Rio Cuieiras. Opportunity to purchase local crafts.
8:00-9:30 PM Dinner in the Kuarup restaurant.
Accommodation/Amazon Cruise - Iberostar Grand Hotel-Ship Amazon
   

Thursday, June 16

Amazon Cruise on Iberostar Grand Hotel-Ship Amazon

5:30 – 11:30 AM Continental breakfast on the terrace. (7:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast in the Kuarup restaurant.)
5:45 – 7:00 AM Amazon Awakening. Morning boat ride and sunrise bird watching in the Rio Ariaú region.
8:00 - 10:00 AM Boat rides through the Igarapés and lakes of the Rio Ariaú region
8:00 - 10:00 AM Piranha fishing in the Rio Ariaú region
12:00 – 3:30 PM Light meal on the terrace. (1:00 – 2:30 PM Lunch at Kuarup restaurant.)
2:30 – 6:30 PM Boat rides in the Tupé region. Optional tour with stops for diving in Rio Negro.
7:45-9:30 PM Dinner in the Kuarup restaurant.
Accommodation/Amazon Cruise - Iberostar Grand Hotel-Ship Amazon
   

Friday, June 17

Arrival Port Manaus – Transfer to Manaus Airport

5:30 – 7:00 AM Continental breakfast on the terrace. (7:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast in the Kuarup restaurant.)
6:00 – 6:30 AM Meeting of the Waters
8:00 AM Arrival at the Port of Manaus.
Transfers from Iberostar to Manaus Airport

 

 

 

 

 

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