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Marco Polo Journeys

Brazil: The Amazon, Pantanal & Iguazu Falls 2021


11 days from $8,995 per person

Limited to 18 guests

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

A&K Advantages

  • Venture into the wild Pantanal, a vast wetland teeming with tapirs, giant river otters, anteaters, caymans and jaguars
  • Join Onçafari’s Jaguar Conservation Team for a thrilling day and night of tracking this elusive predator in the field
  • Glide along the Amazon as you track pink river dolphins and myriad other animals by canoe
  • Embark on an exciting nighttime safari in the Amazon, glimpsing a wild nocturnal world of predator and prey
  • Feel the mist of Iguazu Falls, taking in its cascades from both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides

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 | Fascinating River Safari
DAY 5
Campo Grande | Gateway to the Pantanal
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

Begin your wild adventure in 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 your secluded 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 | Fascinating River Safari

Today, set out on a riverine safari of the Amazon, encountering new species as they hunt along the riverbanks.

Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
Campo Grande | Gateway to the Pantanal

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 Campo Grande. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Later in the evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Hotel Deville Prime Campo Grande
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 6
The Pantanal | Vast Wetland Habitat

This morning, resume your wild adventure as you 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, Lunch, 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 for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to monitor this critical species in the field. Learn the team’s tricks of the trade as you hone in on the jaguars during the day, checking camera traps and searching for tracks. After nightfall, find a prime location to lie in wait as the nocturnal wetlands come alive and these elusive predators begin to 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. In the afternoon, proceed to a catwalk above the lush basin called the Devil’s Gorge. For dinner this 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


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • 2021
  • Aug 14 - Aug 24
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    $8,995
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    $3,495
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  • Sep 18 - Sep 28
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    $8,995
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    $3,495
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    $975
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  • Oct 16 - Oct 26
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    $8,995
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    $3,495
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    $975
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Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $975
Manaus/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, widely varying temperatures, and active elements such as hiking and canoeing through wetlands.


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