The Experience

On this independent journey, savor the full breadth of intoxicating Brazil, enjoying Rio de Janeiro’s unmistakable energy, and then flying to Iguassu to experience the thunderous waterfalls from both Brazil and Argentina. Day 1: Arrive Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Spend a fascinating day discovering 16th- and 17th-century, Portuguese-era buildings and landmarks, including the Cathedral at Lapa Arches, Casa Franca-Brasil and Marechal Floriano Square. Then, enjoy rich, flavorful Brazilian coffee at historic Confeitaria Colombo Restaurant. Copacabana Palace | Meals: B Day 2: Rio de Janeiro | A City’s Sights and Sounds Ascend Corcovado (Hunchback) Mountain for a closer view of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue: visit the winding streets of the hilltop Santa Teresa neighborhood, haven for artists and art lovers; enjoy a zesty barbecue lunch at a local restaurant; and take in panoramic views of Rio from Sugar Loaf Mountain. Copacabana Palace | Meals: B L Day 3: Rio de Janeiro | Sun, Sand and Surf Relax with a full day at leisure to enjoy the beachfront amid bronzed beachgoers and ocean breezes. Copacabana Palace | Meals: B Day 4: Iguassu Falls | Spectacular Cascades Depart for incomparable Iguassu Falls where you embark on a walking tour of the Brazilian side of the waterfalls that highlights the diverse flora and fauna of the area. Enjoy lunch overlooking where the Iguassu River tumbles over the Parana Plateau; and embark on an optional helicopter flight above the falls that takes you up close and offers a new perspective on the magnificent cataracts. Hotel Das Cataratas | Meals: B L Day 5: Iguassu Falls | Over the Devil’s Throat Travel overland to the Argentine side of the falls and traverse a catwalk through the treetops of the lush rainforest and over the Devil,™s Throat. Return to the Brazilian side for an afternoon at leisure. Hotel Das Cataratas | Meals: B Day 6: Manaus | A Day at Leisure Fly to Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas in Brazil, check into your luxurious hotel and enjoy the remainder of day at leisure or exploring the city. Hotel Park Suites Manaus | Meals: B Day 7: Manaus/Amazon River | Prelude to Adventure Tour this diverse and eclectic city that was once a center for rubber production. Visit the Teatro Amazonas and the Adolpho Lisboa Municipal Market. Then, board ,˜Iberostar Grand Amazon” your home for a thrilling, two-day cruise on the Amazon, and enjoy a welcome party. ‘Iberostar Grand Amazon’ | Meals: B D Days 8-9: Amazon River | Voyage of Discovery For two discovery-filled days, explore the stunning Amazon River, watching for wildlife such as parrots, monkeys and anacondas from your adventure cruiser during photo safaris. Learn how to fish for piranhas and relax on deck, taking in the passing shoreline scenery as colorful birds fill the canopy above you with the timeless sounds of Amazon. Celebrate the beauty and grandeur of the region, from the giant lily pads passing by your ship to inspiring encounters with locals who live along the banks of this mighty and mysterious waterway. ‘Iberostar Grand Amazon’ | Meals: B L D Day 10: Depart Manaus Today, after breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport to depart. Meals: B

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