2017: Brazil Highlights with Brasilia & Pantanal (ISSF)
11 days from Rio de Janeiro to Cuiaba
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|Offer valid through 6/30/2017|
|Day 1||Rio de Janeiro||Welcome to South America's capital of glamour-Rio de Janeiro! Your Local Host will be available with suggested activities during your free time.|
|Day 2||Rio de Janeiro||Today, a private tour takes you to the Cosme Velho district, where you board a cog-wheel train that will take you through the lush tropical vegetation of Tijuca Forest to the top of CORCOVADO Mountain. This rounded peak rising 2,300 feet from the bay below is one of the new Seven Modern Wonders of the World and home to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree panorama, which affords sweeping views of the city and beaches below. The afternoon and evening are at leisure. Tonight you may opt to join an outing to a fun churrascaria for a feast of barbecued meats that are marinated and roasted over charcoal in true Brazilian style, followed by a Samba show, where the sheer vitality of this country explodes in a colorful extravaganza. (B)|
|Day 3||Rio de Janeiro||Enjoy a full day at leisure. Your Local Host will suggest an optional Jeep tour to the rainforest in the middle of the city, Tijuca National Park and its bird sanctuary. This afternoon you may elect to discover historic Petropolis, a mountain resort and site of the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II, or take an optional excursion to visit the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain. (B)|
|Day 4||Iguassu Falls||Fly to IGUASSU FALLS at the crossroads of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. This masterpiece of nature encompasses 275 separate falls and spans almost two miles. The afternoon's private tour is dedicated to enjoying the spectacle of this 2-mile-wide torrential downpour. With some cataracts as high as 250 feet, it's nothing short of hypnotic. The clouds of spray, the incessant roar, and the surrounding luxuriant tropical growth make this an unforgettable natural wonder. (B)|
|Day 5||Iguassu Falls||This morning, take the Ecological Jungle TRAIN and tour the Argentine side of IGUASSU FALLS with numerous walkways that wind under the crashing water. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore on your own. (B)|
|Day 6||Brasilia||Fly to Brasilia, Brazil's capital city. A relatively new city, it officially opened in 1960, although plans for the city date back to 1823 when the rulers of Brazil wanted to move its capital from the coast to the interior to help protect it from maritime raids. The first brick of Brasilia was laid in 1922, but it wasn't until 1955 when official construction of the modern city began. (B)|
|Day 7||Brasilia||This morning, a guided city TOUR of Brasilia introduces you to the city that famous architect Oscar Niemeyer helped design. See the three Niemeyer-designed buildings that house the Brazilian government, as well as the Ermida Dom Bosco Shrine and many other famous sites along the way. (B)|
|Day 8||Pantanal||Fly to Cuiaba, where you will be picked up and transferred to the Pantanal and your lodge. (B,D)|
|Day 9||Pantanal||Head out with your Local Guide on a horseback TOUR this morning to view a vast array of birds, capybaras, monkeys, anteaters, iguanas, and even a caiman or two. Return to the lodge for lunch and time to relax before your afternoon excursion. Take a boat CRUISE for a photographic safari in the pristine Mutum River, where it's possible to see giant otters, stingrays, and huge schools of small fish. At the Mutum river banks, a large variety of birds can be observed as well. Tonight, after the sun has gone down, your guide will take you on a nocturnal animal-spotting TRIP by jeep-keep an eye out for tapirs, owls, and even snakes and caimans! (B,L,D)|
|Day 10||Pantanal||After breakfast, an ecological jungle WALK with your guide provides another opportunity to observe wildlife. Undeniably, the Pantanal is one of the world's best hot spots for birdwatching, featuring storks, macaws, parakeets, herons, kingfishers, raptors, and more! In the afternoon, CRUISE to Sia Mariana Bay and Chacorore Bay to look for wildlife and fish for piranha. On your final evening in the Pantanal, feed the local caimans and search for more nocturnal animals. (B,L,D)|
|Day 11||Cuiaba||Start with an early morning canoe RIDE on the Mutum River to observe the sunrise and the beauty of the wildlife at the break of dawn in the Pantanal. Return to the lodge and transfer to the Cuiaba airport for return flights home. (B)|
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NOTE: Due to the Carnival holiday, departures with overnights falling in Rio de Janeiro from February 24-28, 2017 and February 9-3, 2018 are on request only and will have a supplemental cost, if available. 2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2017.* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).
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