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Expedition Into the Amazon Cruise + Iguassu Falls + 4 Night Cruise (2019 Itinerary)

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Small Group Discoveries for Our World Travelers

+ Our intimate vessel the M/Y Tucano has a uniquely shallow draft, allowing us to explore deeper into pristine Amazon regions where other ships can’t go.
+ With its unique open-air design, the Tucano immerses you in all the sights and sounds of the jungle for a more authentic Amazon experience!
+ Follow our expert naturalists along freshly-blazed jungle trails to explore remote reaches of the Rio Negro and Amazon River on up to four excursions each day.
+ Hit all the best vantage points on both the Brazilian and Argentine sides of Iguassu Falls.
+ Stay inside Iguassu National Park at our luxury Belmond hotel… You’ll have exclusive access to the Park at anytime – even when the gates are closed to other visitors!

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Day
1

Welcome to Manaus, Brazil

Villa Amazonia - Manaus, Brazil

On arrival in Manaus, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to the Villa Amazonica where our guests will enjoy a spacious and comfortable Junior Suite for the night. 

Day
2

Embark the Motor Yacht Tucano

M/Y Tucano

After a leisurely morning, you’ll step aboard the M/Y Tucano for your 4-night Amazon odyssey. With its unique open-air design and picture windows in your cabin, you’ll be surrounded by the sights and sounds of the jungle as we set sail up the Rio Negro. Late this afternoon finds your vessel navigating the vast Anavilhanas Archipelago, the largest collection of riverine islands on the planet. As conditions permit, join our expert naturalists to explore the dense forests – alive with squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys, brightly colored Amazon birds, and an astonishing variety of tropical plants. Return to ship for hors d’oeuvres on the Observation Deck and sit down to a congenial dinner in the dining room. Tonight, weather permitting, you might set out in the Tucano’s launches for a thrilling night safari to search for nocturnal creatures like the crocodilian caiman.  Meals B+D

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3

Diverse Ecosystems of the Amazon

M/Y Tucano

After breakfast onboard, you’ll step off ship this morning to explore the flora and fauna of the Igapó, a unique flooded ecosystem of dense forests rising from the dark, nutrient-rich waters of the Rio Negro. Later, a hike through a high Amazon forest reveals the flora and fauna of a very different, much drier environment. Back onboard, our expert naturalists are on-hand to answer questions and enrich your understanding and appreciation of the rainforest.  Meals B+L+D

Day
4

Deeper into the Amazon

M/Y Tucano

Today’s excursions explore farther reaches of the Rio Negro, as our vessel navigates into remote jungle areas rarely seen by others. As conditions permit, you’ll explore by launch and on guided forest walks. This evening, we plan to sail up a small east bank tributary for a night safari deep in the Amazon. With sharp eyes and ears, you’ll see and hear the forest’s rich variety of nocturnal species. Back onboard, you might enjoy a Caipirinha, the traditional Brazilian cocktail, or maybe even learn to samba. Meals B+L+D

Day
5

The Meeting of the Waters

M/Y Tucano

Arise early this morning for a guided excursion as the rainforest’s inhabitants awake to begin another day. It’s a lively time in the jungle and an ideal time to spot indigenous mammals and exotic birds. Return to the Tucano for a hearty breakfast and then rejoin our expert naturalists for another morning activity. Later this afternoon, you’ll want to be on deck as our vessel navigates along the Encontra das Aguas, where the brown waters of the Amazon and the darker waters of the Rio Negro flow side-by-side for miles without mixing. Pink and grey river dolphins can often be observed cavorting along this stark line of contrasting currents. As the sun sets and the jungle begins to darken, we’ll return upstream and begin our journey back toward Manaus. This evening’s farewell dinner is an opportunity to share reflections on this unforgettable adventure.  Meals B+L+D

Day
6

Tour Manaus + Fly to Iguassu

Belmond Das Cataratas Iguassu, Brazil

After a final breakfast onboard, bid farewell to our staff and crew as you disembark the Tucano in Manaus. Enjoy a guided tour of this vibrant river port – including the ornate Manaus Opera House; also known as the Amazon Theater, this iconic landmark was built more than a century ago by wealthy rubber barons. Then transfer to the airport for your included flight to Iguassu. On arrival, you’ll be escorted to the 5-star Belmond Das Cataratas, the only hotel located inside Brazil’s Iguassu National Park. Meals B

Day
7

Majesty of Iguassu Falls… From the Argentine Side c

Belmond Das Cataratas Iguassu, Brazil

Extensive full-day exploration with our expert naturalists takes you to all the best vantage points on the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls. At the famed Devil’s Throat Cataract, the towering spray often acts like a prism – creating thousands of rainbows suspended in the air. This evening, you can continue to take advantage of our hotel’s privileged location to explore the National Park after it’s been closed to other visitors!  Meals B

Day
8

The Brazilian Side of Iguassu + Departure

Enjoy breakfast and a leisurely morning here at our 5-star hotel within the National Park. Then join our guide for a tour of the breathtaking vantage points on the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls. Along with yesterday’s guided touring, our comprehensive approach promises a complete and more enriching experience of this amazing World Heritage Site. After sightseeing, you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.  Meals B

Extend Your Trip

Explore Peru...

6-Day Post-Tour Extension from $3,499

This deluxe Post-Trip extension includes 2 nights in Lima and 2 nights in Cuzco with in-depth sightseeing, guided overnight visit to Machu Picchu, 7 meals, and your flight from Iguassu Falls to Peru.

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Day
1

Welcome to Lima

Upon arrival in the Peruvian capital, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to the JW Marriott Hotel, a striking 5-star hotel overlooking the Pacific in Lima’s vibrant Miraflores district.

Day
2

Discover Lima

Enjoy a leisurely morning and then set out this afternoon with your personal guide for a private tour of Lima’s highlights, beginning with the splendid Colonial architecture of Plaza Mayor and the historic city center. Then tour the extensive pre-Columbian collection of the renowned Larco Herrera Museum before returning to your hotel.  Meals B

Day
3

Fly to Cuzco

This morning, you’ll be chauffeured to the airport for your flight to Cuzco, where you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to the JW Marriott Hotel, where an oxygenated room has been reserved for you. After time to relax and acclimate to the altitude, your private afternoon tour includes the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun. Continue by private car into the mountains outside of town to visit the Incan site of Sacsayhuaman, known for its impressive masonry and great views over the city. At the Almudena Cemetery and bustling San Pedro Market, your guide will offer unique insight into all that you encounter, including ancient Andean traditions which still endure in the daily lives of Cuzco’s residents. Meals B

Day
4

Through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

Your in-depth visit to Machu Picchu begins from Cuzco aboard the Vistadome Train. Travel through the captivating landscapes of the Sacred Valley, a region of timeless villages, terraced fields and snow-capped Andean peaks. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, continue by motorcoach up the winding road to Machu Picchu and explore this ancient citadel as your expert guide illuminates the history and culture of the once-great Inca Empire. Return to town for a peaceful overnight at the Inkaterra El Pueblo, a charming deluxe resort nestled in an Andean cloud forest along the banks of the Urubamba River. Meals B,L,D

Day
5

Machu Picchu and back to Cuzco

Behold the grandeur and majesty of Machu Picchu as the sun breaks across the mountain peaks to cast its first golden rays upon the ancient stones of this fabled Lost City. We’ve included your transportation and a second entry ticket so you can experience Machu Picchu at sunrise at your own pace…. in the quiet morning light before the day visitors arrive! But please exercise caution as morning dew can make the stones and paths of Machu Picchu slippery. An afternoon train returns you to Cuzco where you’ll be escorted back to the JW Marriott Hotel. Meals B

Day
6

Fly Back to Lima

We’ve also included your flight to Lima where you can connect to your homeward flight.  Meals B

Continue to Rio de Janeiro

4-Day Post-Tour Extension from $1199

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1

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro

Upon arrival at the airport, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted by private car to your choice of hotel.  The balance of your day is at leisure. (The Iguassu to Rio flight is not included.)  Meals B

Day
2

Discover Rio de Janeiro

Your private city tour includes the Sambodromo where Brazil’s famed Samba schools compete during Carnival and the landmark Metropolitan Cathedral, with its standing-room capacity of 20,000 people. A 2-stage cable car ascent up Sugar Loaf Mountain is rewarded with amazing views over the city and sea! Meals B

Day
3

A day in Rio

You have this entire day free to explore and enjoy at your own pace.  Meals B

Day
4

Depart Rio De Janeiro

You’ll be escorted to the airport today for your onward flight.  Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons

Mendoza

Enhance your trip to South America with this Colonial-era town nestled against the foothills of the Andes. Choose from our city-center hotels, enjoy a private tour of Mendoza’s historic highlights, and visit two of the region’s esteemed wineries for a sampling of Argentina’s finest wines!

Salta ~ The Beautiful Northwest

Experience the captivating diversity of Argentina’s remote northern province, a land of lovely vineyards, handsome Colonial towns and rugged desert landscapes. We include a choice of fine hotels, a full-day excursion to Cafayate with lunch and wine tasting, and a private city tour of Salta’s Colonial landmarks.

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Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
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