Brazil: The Amazon, Pantanal & Iguazu Falls - A Marco Polo Journey (2022)

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.

Journey Overview

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.

Journey Highlights

  • Venture into the wild Pantanal, a vast wetland teeming with tapirs, giant river otters, anteaters, caimans 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

Journey Itinerary

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 as you Ride Like a Local by canoe, taking in a revealing new vantage of the river.
Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge | Meals: BLD  

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: BLD

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: BLD

Day 5: Campo Grande | Gateway to the Pantanal

Rise before the sun and head to the islands to watch a rainbow of colourful, 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: BD

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 harbouring giant river otters, caimans, capybaras and the elusive jaguar. Close your day with a Scenic Sundowner before dinner.
Caiman Ecological Refuge | Meals: BLD

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: BLD

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.
Hotel das Cataratas, A Belmond Hotel, Iguassu Falls | Meals: BD

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.
Hotel das Cataratas, A Belmond Hotel, Iguassu Falls | Meals: BD

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: B

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Villa Amazonia, Manaus

Brazil: The Amazon, Pantanal & Iguazu Falls - A Marco Polo Journey (2022)

A charming boutique hotel, Hotel Villa Amazonia occupies a restored historic mansion and has been designed to perfection. Each of its 30 ... Read more

Anavilhanas Lodge, Amazon

Brazil: The Amazon, Pantanal & Iguazu Falls - A Marco Polo Journey (2022)

Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge is a small hotel that celebrates the natural beauty of Amazon. It tastefully blends in with nature and local cul ... Read more

Caiman Ecological Refuge, Pantanal

Brazil: The Amazon, Pantanal & Iguazu Falls - A Marco Polo Journey (2022)

Caiman Ecological Refuge is the perfect retreat for a wild, green getaway. It’s the combination of two ecolodges, a cattle ranch and cons ... Read more

Hotel das Cataratas, A Belmond Hotel, Foz do Iguaçu

Brazil: The Amazon, Pantanal & Iguazu Falls - A Marco Polo Journey (2022)

The Hotel das Cataratas is a Portuguese-colonial residence and a classic Belmond hotel, redolent with the atmosphere of lazy days loungin ... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Aug 6, 2022 - Aug 16, 2022
Price AU$13,475pp Single Supplement AU$4,860 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 20, 2022
Price AU$13,475pp Single Supplement AU$4,860 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Oct 1, 2022 - Oct 11, 2022
Price AU$13,475pp Single Supplement AU$4,860 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire