Arrival in Rio de Janeiro: reception by our local personal Staff and transfer to the hotel located on the famous Copacabana Beach: after having the check-in at the reception desk, excursion with driver / private guide (8 hours with lunch and entrance fees included) to visit the “Cidade Maravilhosa“, the first metropolis to be elected a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, for its cultural landscape (a work combined between nature and man) with the Christ the Redeemer and Pao de Açucar with the amazing views of the Baia da Guanabara and the Forest of Tijuca, the largest urban rainforest area in the world, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Sambodromo, (only outside), the temple of the world famous allegorical carnival parade. Free evening
In the morning departure with guide and private car (4/5 hours) to know the historic center of the city, second capital of the Portuguese colony, after Salvador, later capital of the Portuguese Kingdom, which moved to Brazil, and finally of the Brazilian Empire whose European styles and cultures strongly influenced its foundation and formation: the Lapa with the Selaron staircase and the Arco Iris, the bohemian district of Santa Teresa, Praça XV and the historic Confeitaria Colombo. Free afternoon to stroll on the famous seafront of Copacabana or Ipanema until to reach the Arpoador cape to enjoy an unforgettable sunset over the sea. After dinner excursion (optional and not included) to attend a typical show of music and samba.
In the morning, transfer to the airport in time for boarding the flight to Manaus, the ex capital of “Cauchu” (rubber from the seringueira tree) on the banks of the Rio Negro (one of the largest tributaries of the Rio Amazonas): reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure for a self-guided walk to São Sebastião Square (near the hotel) with the great Amazonas Theater (one of the 5 most important in the world).
Early in the morning transfer to the port where we will board to reach the Amazon Tupana Lodge (http://www.amazontupana.com/), passing through the Meeting of the Waters of the Rio Solimoes with the Rio Negro (giving rise to the great Rio Amazonia); reception with welcome drink and start of the activity.
Day dedicated to the activities and excursions of the Cigana package http://www.amazontupana.com/pacotes.php. (4 days – 3 nights): trekking in the forest leaded by an indigenous guide to appreciate its great beauty and feel its energy, knowing its resources and pitfalls. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the early afternoon, fishing trip for the “piranhas”: returning to the hotel for the dinner, with the beautiful sunset light. Possible overnight tent camp with dinner in the forest.
We suggest a ride in the early hours of the morning to admire, after the colors of the sunset, those of the sunrise and experience another canoe safari, this time to the rhythm of the silent rowing of the natives. The early hours are favorable to meet the famous “botos cor de rosa“, pink freshwater dolphins. Return to the hotel for breakfast and free morning with relaxing time on the deck of the lodge, reading a book or bathing in the calm and warm waters of the river. After lunch, we visit a typical “caboclos” house (local mixed race ethnic) to get to know the daily life of a native family.
After breakfast, return to Manaus and transfer to the airport for boarding the flight to São Luis: reception of our personal and transfer to the hotel in the historical downtown (Reviver) considered by UNESCO, Humanity Cultural Patrimony for the remarkable colonial potughese architetonical complex. We suggest a hang out in town to listen to the `Reggae“concerts and “Tambor de Crioula” in many bars and restaurants.
Departure in the morning from 06:50 to 07:40 with air-conditioned 30-seats mini-bus along approximately 270 km of road until reaching the city of Barreirinhas, the main gateway to the Lençois Maranhenses national park with accommodation in Hotel. In the afternoon at 14:00 departure with a 4X4 non-air conditioned jeep, you will cross the river “Rio Preguiças” with a barge and then you will follow the sandy path that leads to the beginning of the Great Lençois Maranhenses national park: from here begins the excursion on foot to the dunes where you will get to know the Bonita Lagoon (or Blue Lagoon and the Fish Lagoon); return to the city after 18:00.
Departure at 08:30 am to the port with “lancha voadeira” motorboat sailing along the Rio Preguiça river towards the ocean; the first stop is in the Vassouras region where you can visit the Little Lençois Maranhenses and observe the monkeys in the native “Tenda dos Macacos” shack; second stop in the small fishing community “Mandacarù” where you can climb the lighthouse of the navy (Farol Preguiças) to enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the Lençóis Maranhenses, the Rio Preguiça river, flowing into the ocean and the immense native forest; finally arrival at the Caburè beach where we gonna have lunch (not included), bath into the river or in the sea and relax. After lunch we will continue by boat to cross the Rio Preguiça river and in just under 20 minutes we will arrive at Atins beach, where we will wait for the vehicle that will take us to the hotel. After having deposited your luggage, departure with a 4X4 jeep to visit the lesser known side of the Lençois Park: it is a unique experience to walk on the dunes, passing through various minor lagoons and reach the beautiful lagoons where you stop to rest, cool off into the waters transparent and enjoy an unmissable magical sunset over the dunes. Before returning to the hotel, we recommend a gastronomic stop (not included) at the Canto do Atins Restaurant, where you can taste the best local shrimp.
In the morning departure by boat to reach the beach of Cabure and soon departure by 4×4 vehicle towards the city of Tutoia, We will travel the scenic road for 3 and a half hours, following sandy tracks that can be flooded in the rainy season, we will meet landscapes of an incredible beauty, grasslands that are slowly invaded by the dunes and huts of the natives lost at the foot of the desert. Arrived in the town of Rio Novo we will continue until we reach the port of Tutoia (during the trip there will be a stop in a typical restaurant overlooking a natural lagoon, for lunch not included), where we will get on board on a motorboat for visit the Delta das Americas which separates the states of Maranhao and Piauì: created by the Rio Parnaiba river in its way to the ocean, it forms an intertwining of coves and islands of all sizes with different landscapes that given its vegetation we can consider as a glimpse of the Amazonian forest along the Route of Emotions. By boat we will sail over 70 km of this beautiful delta, crossing the native fishermen with their rudimentary sailing canoes, it will be a fascinating excursion. During this journey in the months from July to January, we will be able to observe the daily migration of hundreds of “Guará” birds (Scarlet Ibis) with the characteristic fiery red color, that return to their nests in the forest. The last part of this boat trip can take place after sunset, possibly surrounded by the twilight of the evening. Arrival at the Canarias´s Island and accommodation in the Pousada Casa de Caboclo, where you can enjoy a delicious dinner (not included) on the terrace by the river. Possible night excursion (optional and not included) for the sighting of the Caimans.
Transfer by boat (20 minutes) to the port of Tatus in the city of Parnaiba and departure in a 4×4 vehicle, following a panoramic route, passing through the dunes of Luis Correia and following a 75 km asphalted road until reaching the town of Chaval where you will can climb a staircase to reach the highest point for be able to observe the village with its houses set among giant stones. Will continue for another 50 km to the town of Camocim where we will cross the river “Rio Coreaù” using a barge: from this point we will travel over 40 km of a beautiful piece of coast, bordered by white sand dunes and coconut palms, until we will reach Tatajuba, a virgin and clear water beach where we will visit the lagoon “Lagoa Grande” before continue until to reach the village of Jericoacora, an ancient fishing community that has now became a paradise for kitesurfing
In the morning excursion in Dune Buggy (4 hours) to get to know the Jericoacoara National Park, with its famous Paraiso and Azul lagoons; rest of the day free, and unmissable walk on the top of the dune “do por do sol” to enjoy a wonderful sunset.
In the morning from 11:30 to 12:00 departure for the city of Fortaleza. On this day we will make the shortest route lasting about 6 hours and the trip will be divided into 2 stages: the first on board in a vehicle adapted to the sand (not equipped with air conditioning) along the sandy roads that move away from Jericoacoara until reaching the place called Jijoca; from here you will continue with an air-conditioned tourist mini-bus along approximately 300 km road trip until you reach the hotel in Fortaleza. Free evening to stroll on the famous and Beira Mar sidewalk.
The price is calculated for a group of minimum 4 people and on the basis of the current exchange rate with the local currency. For a lower or higher number of people (or for exchange rate changes), a cost adjustment must be made.
To be agreed on the basis of the best International flight rates
During the program in Rio de Janeiro and in the Amazon, excursions with guide in English; from São Luis to Jericoacoara with guides in Portuguese (sometimes also in English); from Jericoacora to Fortaleza no guide
Yellow fever and malaria (recommended but not obligatory)
Sun protection lotion, hat, rain coat, mosquito´s repellent, plastic bags with closure, dysentery pads, flashlight, thick cotton socks, pants and long sleeve shirts, closed rubber sandals, personal towel.
Are not reserved but will be booked only upon confirmation by all participants, through the payment that will be agreed: therefore the availability of the rooms in the hotel facilities defined in the program cannot be guaranteed and consequently, in the event of unavailability, they must be replaced with similar ones, but which could lead to an increase in the estimated price.
For group of 4 people (for more or less people only on consultation)
(With base group of 4 participants) ***
Exchange rate with EURO = BRL 5,25
* values per person in Euro to be reconfirmed at the QUOTE REQUEST, based on the exchange rate with the local currency (BRL) at the time of the confirmation of the program.
** indicative values, to be added to the Tour Price and subject to changes without notice based on the availability of the rates and times above (see specification in the Travel Notes)
*** For different number of participants, to be requested through the QUOTE REQUEST
Throughout the programs there will be the virtual support of a bilingual English assistent (in some cases also as an guide accompanying ) who will be available 24 hours a day, planning and optimizing all the days of the itinerary: the traveler will have only the task of enjoying the holiday in the best way and without any concern.
The organizer, as well as the guides , are resident in Brazil and consequently all the itineraries are well known because they are continuously tested and kept constantly updated.
All the destinations have been elaborated on the basis of the real knowledge of travelers’ expectations: what to visit and how much time to spend, which is the best route and how to get there for better appreciate the itinerary, where it is worth stopping to taste the local dishes, the best season to leave… ..
All costs are reduced thanks to the absence of intermediaries in the sale of the programs and the purchase is made directly with the organizer; moreover, all terrestrial services (transport, overnight stays, etc…) are carefully chosen on the basis of the best value for money;
Durante tutta la programmazione ci sarà l’accompagnamento di una guida italiana bilingue che sarà presente e disponibile 24 ore al giorno, pianificando e ottimizzando tutte le giornate dell’itinerario: al viaggiatore rimarrà il solo compito di gustarsi la vacanza nel migliore dei modi e senza alcuna preoccupazione.
L’organizzatore, come pure la guida accompagnante, sono residenti in Brasile e di conseguenza tutti gli itinerari sono ben conosciuti perché testati in continuazione e tenuti costantemente aggiornati.
Tutti i destini sono stati elaborati in base alla reale conoscenza delle aspettative dei viaggiatori: cosa visitare e quanto tempo dedicarci, quale è il miglior percorso e mezzo di locomozione per apprezzare maggiormente l’itinerario, dove vale la pena sostare per gustare i piatti locali, la stagione migliore per partire…..
Tutti i costi sono ridotti grazie all’assenza di intermediari nella vendita dei programmi e l’acquisto viene effettuato direttamente con l’organizzatore; inoltre tutti i servizi terrestri (trasporti, pernottamenti….) vengono attentamente scelti in base al miglior rapporto qualità\prezzo.