Wonders of the Amazon & Iguassu Falls & Rio Carnival 14 Nights onboard Celebrity Infinity

  • Duration

    25 Day Grand Cruise Tour | 27 JAN – 19 FEB
    16 Day Cruise Tour | 03 – 19 FEB

  • Starting from


Argentina – Brazil – Uruguay

Sao Paulo – Manaus – Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires – Ilhabela – Buzios – Rio De Janeiro – Punta Del Este – Montevideo

Brazil – with this term one associates endless Amazon jungle, wonderful beaches, Rio de Janeiro, carnival and samba. This is all correct but in reality, Brazil is much more, a huge country of the superlatives. Brazil, a country of immense proportions and contrasts, has a mysterious attraction for many people. With a surface of 8,5 million km², Brazil is approximately as big as Europe and covers half of the South American continent. The climate changes from the permanent warm, tropic north over all subtropical variants to the moderate South. Since the 16th century – when Portuguese have begun to settle in the country – Brazil had always a magic attraction on foreigners. First there was the gold and then rubber and coffee and today it is above all the rhythm and the exotic that attracts tourists. People over there show a lot of happiness, kindness and spontaneity. The biggest country of South America is a mirror of fascinating pictures.

Day 01 – Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 | Arrival in Manaus

AZ 889 27JAN MLA FCO 1745 1910
AZ 674 27JAN FCO GRU 2205 0725 Arrival 28 Jan
JJ3347 28JAN GRU MAO 1235 1425

Manaus – The capital of Amazonas State and the hub of the whole Amazon Region lie on the Negro River, 6km (4 mi) far from the point where the Negro meets the Solimoes River to form the Brazilian Amazon River. The city underwent a great development in the 2nd half of the 19th century when it became rubber boomtown, in part because of the invention of the process of vulcanization. Swiftly transformed into a European-like capital, it was the first Brazilian city to have trolley buses and the second to have electric illumination on the streets. In the beginning of the 20th century, Manaus rubber market collapsed and the city declined into poverty. Nowadays Manaus is a busy commercial center, after having been transformed into a Free Trade Zone in 1966.

Transfer in exclusive vehicle from Airport to your Hotel including bilingual guide assistance.

Overnight at the Hotel Villa Amazonia 4-5* (superior room)

Day 02 – Monday, Jan 29, 2018 | Manaus

  • Meals: Brazilian buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Half day Historical City Tour Manaus (4h)
  • Lodge activities

After breakfast historical city tour in Manaus. During the tour you will see the main sights of Manaus, such as the old part of Manaus that are a reminder from the rubber boom of the turn of the last century, the São Sebastião Square, the Palácio Rio Negro (built to be the residence of a German rubber baron and now the Governor´s official residence), the Floating Harbor built by 1903, the customs House pre-fabricated in Liverpool and shipped to Manaus almost 100 years ago, the clock tower, the Matriz Square, the Cathedral and the Municipal Market.
The highlight of the tour is a visit to the lavish Opera House built almost entirely from European materials during the rubber boom and inaugurated in 1896.

Our city tour ends at the port of Manaus were a motorboat will take passengers to the AMAZON ECOPARK. Boat tour to the lodge takes around 40 minutes.

Arrival at the lodge were the group will be welcomed with at typical Amazon fruit juice and banana chips.

Lunch at lodge: 12h30 – 14:00h. After lunch VISIT TO THE CABOCLO’S HOUSE. Depart from the lodge on boat or motorized canoe, accompanied by a Bilingual guide to learn about the traditions and customs of local Amazonians (“natives”). Duration: 40 minutes. Activities according to Lodge’s schedule to be defined on the spot. (nature hike, Monkey Forest, visit to a “caboclo´s” house, fishing and evening tour in canoe to enjoy the sound of the nature. All tours include bilingual guide assistance.

Dinner at Lodge: 19:30 – 21:00h. After dinner NIGHT TOUR IN CANOE. Depart from the lodge in paddle or motorized canoes, to appreciate the sounds of the jungle at night, with the possibility to spot small alligators (or other nightly creatures). Alligators are spotted because their eyes shine like small red lights. Once the alligator is spotted by the guide’s spotlight, he will try to catch a small alligator with his own hands and bring it on to the canoe, and a brief explanation of their habitat follows. The alligator will then be safely released back to the river. (No harm is done to any of the animals) Duration: about 1h. Note: during “high water level” season (from April to August) and on full moon evenings, it might be difficult to find alligators.

Overnight at the Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge (superior room)

Day 03 – Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 Manaus

  • Meals: Fullboard
  • Full day meeting of the waters

Breakfast at Lodge: 7:00 – 9:00h. After breakfast FULL DAY TOUR TO THE “ MEETING OF THE WATERS “ Departs ECOPARK at 08:30h on board of a regional double deck boat. The boat goes down the Negro River navigating along the shore of the City of Manaus, allowing passengers to view the Amazonas Theater, the Port of Manaus, the Customs and the interesting aspects of the local life – the stilt houses for instance. Arrival at The Meeting of the Waters by 11:30h

It´s a spectacular merge of Negro and Solimões Rivers. From this point on both rivers form the famous Amazon River that runs all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. The waters of the two rivers run together for about 12kms, side by side, without mixing. The phenomenon happens due to differences in temperature, density and speed of the waters of the rivers. Lunch will be served in a typical restaurant (rustic yet clean restaurant with buffet style, international and regional dishes).
During this day tour lunch will be served in a local restaurant

Duration: 8 – 9h / Dinner at Lodge: 19:30 – 21:00h

Please be aware: the sequence of tours can be changed on spot without previous notice.

Overnight at the Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge (superior room)

Day 04 – Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 | Manaus

  • Meals: Fullboard
  • Lodge activities

Breakfast at Lodge: 7:00 – 9:00h. After breakfast visit of the MONKEY FOREST. The facilities for rehabilitation and re-introduction of wild animals in their habitat (known as the Monkey forest), was created in 1991 with the intention of receiving animals which have been confiscated from illegal commerce. This is a joint project with the Municipal Secretary of Environment and Sustainability. In this center, the animals are initially put into quarantine to be evaluated and taken care of by a team of veterinaries and biologists. In partnership with the FFV (Live Forest Foundation), a nonprofit institution overseen by Amazon Ecopark Lodge, a unique feeding system has been developed. Twice a day, (10:30h and 15:30h), the animals receive supplements of their natural diet, ensuring that they are being fed the necessary nutrients.

The Monkey Forest is open to guests at feeding times, always accompanied by a credentialed professional, permitting guests to film and photograph these animals in a natural and safe environment. Duration: 40 minutes

Lunch at lodge: 12:00 – 14:00h . After lunch FISHING TOUR. Depart from the lodge in paddle or motorized canoes, accompanied by a Bilingual guide. (Fishing of piranhas and others species, depending on season).

Note 1: It is a non-professional fishing. Duration: 40 minutes

Dinner at Lodge: 19:30 – 21:00h

Overnight at the Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge (superior room)

Day 05 – Thursday, Feb 1, 2018 | Manaus-Foz Do Iguassu

  • Meals: buffet brekfast
  • Trasnfer Amazon Ecopark to the Airport in Manaus
  • Transfer from Airport to Hotel

Breakfast at Lodge: 7:00 – 9:00h
Check-out time: 10:30h

Transfer from Amazon Ecopark to the airport in Manaus for our flight to Iguassu.

Foz do Iguassu – Located close to the point where the Iguassu River empties its waters into the Parana River forming the world’s widest waterfalls and giving rise to the double border of Brazil and Argentina, the city of Foz do Iguassu, with 256.088 inhabitants (2010 census), is of great tourist interest. Although not being big, Foz do Iguassu is a busy city, thanks to the many visitors that come to see the falls and also to Brazilian shoppers that come to purchase imported goods in Ciudad Del Este, the Paraguayan tax-free city right across the border. The Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam also brings great activity to the city thanks to the high number of its employees living in Foz do Iguassu.

Transfer in exclusive vehicle from Iguassu Airport to RECANTO CATARATAS hotel including Bilingual guide assistance.

Overnight at the Hotel Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort And Convention 4* (standard room)

Day 06 – Friday, Feb 2, 2018 | Foz Do Iguassu

  • Meals: Brazilian buffet breakfast
  • Brazilian Falls tour from Brazilian side Hotel (2h 30min)
  • Bird Park without transfers (entrance fee only)

After breakfast Depart from your hotel and cross Iguassu National Park to the Brazilian side of the Falls. Walk along the long paths that follow the cascades to the catwalk that leads close to the bottom of Devil’s Throat where you will enjoy magnificent views. Take an elevator up to the road and return to your bus.

After visiting the Brazilian falls transfer to visit the Bird Park. The Bird Park is an environmental area that combines ecological tourism and preservation. The walking tour goes through a trail of 1000 square meters in native woods, where you have the opportunity to spot more than 900 tropical birds from 150 species. This is a unique park in South America that allows tourists to get in the aviaries to get closer to the birds. Among other attractions, there is a butterfly cage, hummingbird aviaries, and reptile sector. The Park offers a safe and comfortable infrastructure for visitors.

Overnight at the Hotel Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort and Convention 4* (standard room)

Day 07 – Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 | Foz Do Iguassu

  • Meals: Brazilian buffet breakfast
  • Argentina Falls from hotels Brazil side (6h)

After breakfast: Depart from the Hotel, with a stop for quick customs check, you will cross the Tancredo Neves bridge over the Iguaçu River, which forms the border between Argentina and Brazil. Once in Argentina, the tour takes a scenic highway up the Argentinian Iguazu National Park. Tour starts with ample time to visit the Argentinian falls. Stopping at the Visitors Center and proceeding from there to the Superior Circuit (up-river cascades), to the Inferior Circuit (down-river falls). Then take the Ecological Jungle Train to the most impressive observation point of the falls – The Devil´s Throat. Return to hotel.
Overnight at the Hotel Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort And Convention 4* (standard room)

Day 08 – Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 | Foz Do Iguassu-Buenos Aires

  • Meals: Brazilian buffet breakfast
  • Transfer from Hotel to Airport in Iguassu
  • Transfer national airport in Buenos Aires > pier

Transfer from Hotel to Iguassu Airport. Flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to the pier to board our Celebrity Cruise.

16 Day Cruise Tour | Feb 03 – Feb 19, 2018
You may opt to join us for Cruise Tour Only Package
AZ 889 03FEB MLA FCO 1745 1910
AZ 680 03FEB FCO EZE 2145 0755 Arrival 04 FEB

16 Day Cruise Tour | Feb 03 – Feb 19, 2018

You may opt to join us for Cruise Tour Only Package
AZ 889 03FEB MLA FCO 1745 1910
AZ 680 03FEB FCO EZE 2145 0755 Arrival 04 FEB

Join our Grand Fcm Cruise Tour aboard Celebrity Infinity as she sails around South America taking in the Rio Carnival. Sailing round-trip from Buenos Aires, your 14 night cruise includes a 2 night stay in Rio De Janeiro, as well as day visits to Santos, Ilhabela, Buzios, Punta Del Este and Montevideo. Make the most of your 2 night stay in Rio de Janeiro to enjoy the colourful and lively world famous Carnival, with street entertainers, floats and dancers parading through the streets throughout the city. a once-in-a-lifetime experience! You can also visit the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado, soak up the sun on Copacabana beach, or take the cable car to Sugarload Mountain. A holiday playground for the jet-set, Uruguay’s chic beach resort of Punta del Este offers miles of gorgeous beaches, excellent shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Take advantage of your overnight stay in Buenos Aires to discover all this cosmopolitan city has to offer. Discover the elegant neighbourhood of Recoleta, the modern shopping mall in Palermo and, in contrast the colourful port-side barrio of La Boca and the famous Caminito street.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Only one word could be used to describe this vibrant and richly cosmopolitan city, it would be “mosaic.” Stroll along these broad thoroughfares, like the Plaza de Mayo, where famed first lady Evita Perón led fervent crowds to petition for her husband’s release from prison, or visit Pirámide de Mayo, the oldest of the city’s many national monuments. Buenos Aires is like a love that one can never forget… From the tango music echoing down the cobblestone streets of San Telmo to the delicious smells and tastes of Argentine beef asados and Malbec wines, there is something undeniably seductive about Buenos Aires. Located on the Río de la Plata on the South American east coast of Argentina, Buenos Aires is the country’s largest metropolitan area with over thirteen million porteños (people of the port). The port’s history is marked by an influx of millions of immigrants during the 19th and 20th centuries, making Buenos Aires a city of mixed, colorful cultures. The fused cultural traditions and European colonial architecture have led many to refer to Buenos Aires as the Paris of South America.

Santos (Sao Paulo) Brazil

Home to 17 million people and spanning over 3,000 square miles, Sâo Paulo is the third-largest city in the world. The warm climate and red clay soil surrounding the city are perfect for growing coffee. And with the arrival of the railway in 1867, large-scale cultivation took hold. Today, São Paulo is one of the largest coffee exporters in the world. As the coffee industry grew, so did the need for labor. Sao Paulo was one of the first cities in Brazil to actively encourage immigration. It has evolved into an exciting melting pot of cultures.

Ilhabela, Brazil

Rising steeply from the narrow strait that divides it from the continent, the 350-sq-km Ilhabela (Beautiful Island) earns its name from its volcanic peaks, beautiful beaches, dense tropical jungle and some 360 waterfalls. Almost 85% of the island has been turned into a park and Unesco-protected biosphere, which shelters a remarkable profusion of plant and animal life, including toucans and capuchin monkeys. A haunt of pirates in the 16th and 17th centuries, its waters are scattered with shipwrecks, many of which make for excellent diving. The island also proffers jungle hiking, windsurfing and beach-lazing.

Buzios, Brazil

Beautiful Buzios sits on a jutting peninsula scalloped by 17 beaches. A simple fishing village until the early ‘60s, when it was ‘discovered’ by Brigitte Bardot and her Brazilian boyfriend, it’s now one of Brazil’s most upscale and animated seaside resorts, littered with boutiques, fine restaurants, villas and bars. The Mediterranean touch introduced by the Portuguese has not been lost – indeed, the narrow cobblestone streets and picturesque waterfront contribute to Búzios’ image as Brazil’s St Tropez. Buzios is not a single town but rather 3 settlements on the same peninsula – Ossos, Manguinhos & Armaçao de Buzios. Ossos, at the northern tip of the peninsula, the oldest & most attractive. It has a pretty harbor & yacht club, plus a few hotels and bars. Manguinhos, on the isthmus, is the most commercial. Armação, in between, is the heart of town, with the most tourist amenities; it’s here that you’ll find Rua das Pedras, the hub of Buzios’ nightlife, & Orla Bardot, the town’s picturesque beachfront promenade.

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

The bustling city of Rio de Janeiro has been one of Brazil’s most popular and frequented tourist destinations for decades. Its vibrant city centre is bursting with culture and pulsating with a deep sense of history and heritage. Rio, as it is commonly known, is the second largest city in Brazil and the third largest metropolis in the whole of South America. It is the most visited city in the Southern Hemisphere, which is no mean feat. This makes for an impressive, memorable attraction for visitors from all over the world.

At once both a cinematic cityscape and a grimy urban front line, Rio de Janeiro, known as the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city), is nothing if not exhilarating. Flanked by gorgeous mountains, white-sand beaches and verdant rainforests fronting deep blue sea, Rio occupies one of the most spectacular settings of any metropolis in the world. Tack on one of the sexiest populations on the planet and you have an intoxicating tropical cocktail that leaves visitors punch-drunk on paradise. With the seductive sounds of samba as their rallying cry, Rio’s residents, known as cariocas, have perfected the art of living well. From the world-famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema to the tops of scenic outlooks of Corcovado and Pao de Acucar to the dance halls, bars and open-air cafes that proliferate the city, cariocas live for the moment without a care in the world. This idea of paradise has enchanted visitors for centuries, and there are dozens of ways to be seduced.

Rio de Janeiro throws an exceptional party, with samba music and dancing filling the streets for days on end. Celebrations culminate in a brilliantly colorful parade through the Sambódromo, with giant mechanized floats, pounding drummers and whirling dancers – but there’s lots of action in Rio’s many neighborhoods as well. Visitors are welcome to join the mayhem. There are free live concerts all over the city and more than 400 street parties, with either brass bands (bandas) or drummers and vocalists (blocos) leading parades of anyone who wants to dance along.

Montevideo, Uruguay

Uruguay is cattle country, and although Montevideo is a thoroughly modern city with a rich artistic tradition, the reach of the rural estancias is all around you. If ever there were a time you were inclined to indulge, delicious steaks are the specialty of the house in virtually every restaurant. San Felipe y Santiago de Montevideo overlooks the north shore of the Rio de la Plata where the waters of the mighty river meet the Atlantic Ocean. At first the site was simply a small Spanish military fort built in 1714 as a way of countering Portugal’s expansion of Brazil. However, settlers were not very interested in the area. The Spanish governor in Buenos Aires, Don Mauricio Zabala, offered cattle and land to the first groups that would come and lay the foundations of a town. Among the earliest to arrive were families from Spain’s Canary Islands. They sailed into the small bay and came ashore in 1726. Today, with a population a little over 1.5 million, Montevideo, especially the “Old City” has a classic and inviting European charm and elegance. There are broad boulevards, peaceful parks and refreshing fountains, stately plazas and imposing monuments dedicated to respected national heroes. The city has colorful, bustling markets and beautifully designed old world buildings. The busy harbor attests to the fact that Montevideo remains Uruguay’s primary port. However, it is the well deserved reputation of the warmth of her people that makes Montevideo one of the nicest cities in all of South America.

Departure flights
AZ 681 18 FEB EZE FCO 1355 0650 Arrival 19 FEB
AZ 888 19 FEB FCO MLA 1530 1655

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