Arrive Manaus, Brazil
Upon arrival in Manaus, you are met and transferred to your hotel.
Brazilian Amazon | Into the Wild
After breakfast, you are transferred to your lodge on the Anavilhanas Archipelago of the Brazilian Amazon, a refuge of river otters, giant armadillos, piranhas, manatees, black caimans, river dolphins and spider monkeys. After lunch at the lodge, hike out to explore the mainland forest and learn the secrets to jungle survival. Return to the lodge by canoe, taking in a revealing new vantage of the river.
Brazilian Amazon | Nocturnal Safari
This morning, explore the river by wooden canoe, keeping your eyes peeled for pink river dolphins and other exotic species. After lunch at the lodge, set out for some hands-on target practice with traditional hunting implements. Return to the lodge for dinner. After nightfall, venture into the wilderness in search of nocturnal species.
Brazilian Amazon | Local Village Life
After breakfast, set out for an isolated village on the Rio Negro, where you gain firsthand insights into the lifestyle and customs of the local community. Continue your riverine safari of the Amazon, encountering new species as they hunt along the riverbanks.
São Paulo | Urban Oasis
Rise before the sun and head to the islands to watch a rainbow of colorful, exotic birds dart against the lush canopy and dawn-painted Amazon sky. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Then, transfer to the airport for your flight to São Paulo. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Later in the evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel.
The Pantanal | Vast Wetland Habitat
En route to the airport, take in the iconic sights of São Paulo, including the architectural highlights of Paulista Avenue. After a short flight, transfer to your lodge secluded in the heart of the Pantanal, a vast wetland harboring giant river otters, caimans, capybaras and the elusive jaguar.
The Pantanal | Wild Encounters
After breakfast, set out on a guided exploration of the Pantanal on foot, scanning the canopy for howler and capuchin monkeys. Later this afternoon, delve deeper into the wilderness with a 4x4 game drive, followed by a riverine sunset safari by canoe. After nightfall, head into the wild once more in search of nocturnal ocelots, anteaters and jaguars. The following day, join Onçafari’s Jaguar Conservation Team as they monitor this critical species in the field. Hone in on the jaguars’ general vicinity during the daylight hours, checking camera traps and searching for tracks. After nightfall, lie in wait as these nocturnal predators take to the Pantanal.
Iguazu Falls | Time to Unwind
Fly to Iguazu Falls and transfer to your hotel situated just a short walk from the cascades, where you enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Iguazu Falls | The Devil’s Throat
Today, discover the Argentine side of the falls by train, taking in spectacular views of the falls as well as the tropical flora and fauna. After lunch at leisure, proceed to a catwalk above the lush basin called the Devil’s Gorge. Later in the evening, head to a local home for a regionally inspired Chef’s Table Experience.
Depart Iguazu Falls
After breakfast, explore the Brazilian side of the falls, venturing out on a catwalk for a parting glimpse of the rumbling cataracts. Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Program Note: This journey entails active elements such as hiking and canoeing through isolated wetland regions.