Brazil for First Timers

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As the fifth largest country in the world, it can feel overwhelming planning out what to see and do in Brazil. We've put together the not-to-be-missed experiences for first timers, ranging from the Amazon, to Iguassu, to Rio de Janeiro. Immerse yourself in the world's largest rainforest, the Amazon, contributing to its conservation by staying in a jungle lodge and interacting with local communities. Experience the iconic Iguazu Falls, one of the great Natural Wonders of the World. Feel the laid-back-atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's most famous city, visiting attractions such as Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer. We'll handle your trip planning - all you'll have to do is kick back, caipirinha in hand, and dive into the spectacles that Brazil has been blessed with. *Prices in your Cart are listed in CAD.


  • Stay at the Juma Lodge in the Amazon Rainforest, with doses of wilderness adventures including watching for Pink Dolphin and recreational Piranha Fishing.
  • Departing from the Argentinian side of Iguassu Falls, take a train up to the Devil's Throat - the most amazing panoramic view of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Traverse over various catwalks on the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls, allowing you to admire the scene from different viewpoints.
  • Visit Christ the Redeemer - one of the Seven Wonders of the World - where you will have a spectacular view overtop of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Take a cable-car up Sugar Loaf Mountain, allowing you to see famous sights such as the Copacabana Beach and Rio-Niteroi Bridge.

9 Day Itinerary (daily based on min 2 persons)

Modifications on request

Day 1

Arrival in Brazil | Amazon

You’ll arrive at the Manaus airport where your guides will greet you and drive out about two hours to the Amazon Rainforest, where you will be staying two nights in the immersive Juma Lodge. En route to Juma, we stop to observe the magnificent Meeting of the Waters, where the muddy waters of the Solimões River meet the black waters of the Negro River. At this crucial junction point, the two rivers – with different speeds, temperatures and consistencies – run side by side for several kilometers without mixing, ultimately joining to form the great Amazon River. You’ll be able to feel the difference in temperature between the two rivers!

Once we arrive at Juma Lodge, we will be able to embark on a canoe ride in the world’s largest river archipelagos, where you will have the chance to witness pink dolphins (if arriving by noon)! Afterwards, we will go caiman spotting in the evening, led by a wilderness guide. Lunch and dinner will be included. Note: A morning pick-up could be done if staying the previous night in Manaus. Ask us about our Seaplane Tours, where we can offer you a quick 30-minute flight to the lodge via hydroplane!

Day 2

Amazon | Juma Lodge

Wake up and enjoy an included breakfast at the Lodge, and prepare yourself for two full days of wilderness adventure! There are plenty of exciting tours offered from the Lodge that aim to preserve the Amazon’s natural ecosystem and limit human interference with its wilderness. Today, we will be observing an unforgettable sunrise in the Amazon, an excursion that involves waking up early with the sounds of the birds. Our guides will have be equipped with binoculars, to complement the experience with ample bird watching. Afterwards, we will do a jungle hike, where our expert guide will teach us of the medicinal and nutritional properties of the native plants we’ll encounter. After lunch, we will go piranha fishing until sunset. Lastly, we will watch an informal lecture from a local guide, who will teach us about the everday life in the Amazon, local tales and legends, and the overall culture of the region. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included on this day.

Day 3

Amazon | Juma Lodge

After our included breakfast, we will embark on a guided hike through the jungle where we will stop at an enticing spot for a barbeque and picnic. We’ll then visit an Amazonian native who will share his knowledge on traditional medicinal plants, demonstrating how manioc flour, one of the region’s main exports, is prepared. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included on this day.

Day 4


Today marks the start of our next epic adventure in Brazil. After breakfast, we’ll check-out from Juma Lodge and transfer back to Manaus Airport, visiting the Pirarucu Floating Dock along the way. Here, you’ll have the chance to feed the Pirarucu – a “giant” freshwater fish that can grow to over 3 meters in length! We’ll then board our flight to Iguassu. We’ll arrive at Foz do Iguaçu Airport and transfer to our hotel. After check-in, we’ll have the afternoon and evening evening free to relax. Breakfast is included in the Amazon on this day, while guests can enjoy lunch and dinner at leisure in Iguassu.

Day 5

Argentinean Side of Iguassu Falls

We’ll enjoy an included breakfast at the hotel - fuel for what’s to come. We’ll then leave for our visit to the Argentinean Side of Iguassu Falls. We’ll make a quick visit to the Visitors Center, an interpretative building with giant panels showing the importance of the biodiversity of the surrounding subtropical humid forest. To get to the catwalks overlooking the falls, we will board a gas-propelled train that will take us to the Upper Falls Circuit and the Devil's Throat. Once there, we’ll take a walking tour on a flat catwalk built over the Upper Iguassu River, a distance of 1100 meters that will lead us to the lookouts, presenting panoramic view of this magnificent fall: The Devil's Throat. After our adventure, we’ll head back to the hotel, where dinner will be enjoyed at our own leisure. Additional trip add-ons include sunset cocktails in front of the falls, a picnic in the garden overlooking the waterfalls, and a cachaça tasting experience.

Day 6

Brazilian Side of Iguassu Falls | Rio de Janeiro

Wake up to another early, scenic Iguassu morning, and enjoy a beautifully prepared breakfast at the hotel. We’ll then depart to visit the Brazilian Side of the Iguassu Falls. We’ll have the chance to traverse more catwalks on a walking tour, where it will be possible to admire the falls from different viewpoints. At the end of the catwalk, we’ll have a fantastic close-up encounter with the Devil's Throat and main falls. We’ll then return to the hotel for check-out, and transfer to the Airport to board our flight to Rio de Janeiro. Breakfast is included on this day, while lunch and dinner will be enjoyed at leisure.

Day 7

Rio de Janeiro | Christ the Redeemer

Wake up to exciting, beautiful Rio de Janeiro - Brazil’s most famous city. We’ll enjoy an included breakfast, then head up Corcovado Mountain to visit Christ the Redeemer. Corcovado Mountain is 710 meters of elevation, offering amazing panoramic views of the city. Christ the Redeemer, a 38m tall statue, is the most important symbol of Rio de Janeiro and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. After our incredible hike, we’ll depart to visit Santa Teresa, an old neighbourhood in Rio carrying a distinct charm with plenty of local artists living and exhibiting their work. Return to the hotel in the afternoon, which we’ll have at leisure.

Day 8

Rio de Janeiro | Tour of Sugar Loaf

After our breakfast, we’ll have a free morning to soak in the laid-back vibes of Rio. We’ll then depart for Sugar Loaf Mountain in the afternoon. Sugar Loaf is a trademark of Rio de Janeiro, blessed with a gorgeous location in the city. We’ll be taking a cable-car up the 396-metre mountain, taking in views of Guanabara Bay, Corcovado, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge, the beach of Copacabana, Santa Cruz Fortress, and some beaches of Niteroi. On this day, we’ll have the option of hiking towards Urca Hill (220 m | 40 minute trail). The first part of this hike is steep, so it can be decided at the time of - however, hiking this trail will avoid lining up for the cable-car!

Day 9

Departure from Brazil

On our final day, we will say our goodbyes over our last included breakfast and depart Rio de Janeiro. We’ll also have a free morning to soak in this famous city, the vibrant communities and exquisite shopping available around us - or to embark on more optional tours. Unfortunately, our adventure comes to a close here, but we’ve made memories and seen world renown sites that will be etched into our minds for a lifetime.

Pricing: $4775 CAD / $3480 USD per double occupancy.*
Price reduction for groups larger than 2 person
Single supplement for private room: $ 1455 CAD / $ 1090 USD

*Prices in low season September to June (excluding Carnival and Easter). Slight supplement applies for high season July & August. Prices valid for 2023

Domestic flights not included: approximately $680 USD (Manaus to Iguassu Falls, Iguassu Falls to Rio)


  • Regular transfers from Manaus Airport, to the Amazon, and back
  • Private transfers in/out Iguassu;
  • Private transfers in/out Rio de Janeiro;
  • All the tours mentioned above
  • Meals as noted in the itinerary
  • 3 night accommodation in Amazon with Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included
  • 2 night accommodation in Iguassu including breakfast
  • 3 night accommodation in Rio de Janeiro including breakfast
  • English speaking guides


  • Airfare
  • Beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Phone calls and personal expenses
  • All other services stated as optional or not explicitly stated as included.


Amazon – Juma Amazon Lodge - River View Bungalow

Iguassu – Hotel Loi Suites - Studio Jr

Rio de Janeiro – Hotel Arena Ipanema - Deluxe Room


Breakfasts will be included at hotels. Lunches and dinners will be included in the itinerary as indicated; on some days, these meals will be enjoyed at leisure. Many optional tours also include tasting and culinary experiences.


A variety of sightseeing tours are included in the price to enhance your Brazil vacation. Local guides will provide insight to the history and wildlife of the area. Many optional add-on tours will be offered, which can be enjoyed if time allows for it.


This program should not present any difficulty to persons in reasonable physical condition. There will be some walking on trails. 


Tropical climate with increased heat and humidity in the North. Best time of year to visit is December to March duirng the hot, sunny, summer months.