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Marco Polo Journeys

Brazil: The Amazon, Pantanal & Iguazu Falls 2020


11 days from $8,995

Limited to 12 guests

Explore Brazil’s iconic rivers, wetlands and waterfalls as you immerse yourself in an aquatic world of secluded villages, stunning natural wonders, majestic jaguars and other exotic species.

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Take in Brazil’s wild riverine wonders on an immersive journey revealing the Amazon, Pantanal and Iguazu Falls

Join Onçafari’s Jaguar Conservation Team for a day and night of tracking this elusive predator in the field

Explore the Amazon by canoe, keeping an eye peeled for pink river dolphins and other exotic species

Venture into the wild Pantanal, a vast wetland teeming with tapirs, anteaters and jaguars

Embark on a thrilling nighttime safari in the Amazon, glimpsing a wild nocturnal world of predator and prey

Visit a remote riverside community set deep within the Amazon, learning about their lifestyle and traditions

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Manaus, Brazil
DAY 2
Brazilian Amazon | Into the Wild
DAY 3
Brazilian Amazon | Nocturnal Safari
DAY 4
Brazilian Amazon | Local Village Life
DAY 5
São Paulo | Urban Oasis
DAY 6
The Pantanal | Vast Wetland Habitat
DAYS 7-8
The Pantanal | Wild Encounters
DAY 9
Iguazu Falls | Nature’s Majesty
DAY 10
Iguazu Falls | The Devil’s Gorge
DAY 11
Depart Iguazu Falls
DAY 1
Arrive Manaus, Brazil

Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel Villa Amazonia
DAY 2
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, pink river dolphins and spider monkeys. After lunch at the lodge, hike out to explore the mainland forest and learn the secrets of jungle survival. Return to the lodge by canoe, taking in a revealing new vantage of the river.

Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3
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.

Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
Brazilian Amazon | Local Village Life

Today, 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.

Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
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. After breakfast at the lodge, transfer to the airport for your flight to São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Later in the evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Tivoli Mofarrej
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 6
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.

Caiman Ecological Refuge
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAYS 7-8
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 elusive predators stalk the Pantanal.

Caiman Ecological Refuge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 9
Iguazu Falls | Nature’s Majesty

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.

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 10
Iguazu Falls | The Devil’s Gorge

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.

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 11
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.

Meals: Breakfast


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Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $975
Manaus/São Paolo/Campo Grande/Iguazu Falls

This journey contains some active elements.

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 8:30 a.m. on Day 2.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Day 10.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Program Note: This journey entails visits to sites with limited accessibility for those with mobility challenges and active elements such as hiking and canoeing through wetlands.


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