Rio, Pantanal and Amazon Holiday

Overload your senses on this Pantanal and Amazon holiday by combining a visit to the buzzing city of Rio de Janeiro with the Amazon Jungle and Pantanal. There are opportunities to see Monkeys, Macaws, Giant Otters and even the endangered Jaguar in what are some the richest places for wildlife in the world.


  • Waking up to the sound of Howler monkeys in your Amazon lodge
  • Spotting otters, macaw, capaybara, anteaters and tapir in the Pantanal
  • Beaches and iconic South America sights of Rio de Janeiro
Day 1 Arrive Rio de Janeiro
Day 2 Rio de Janeiro Tour
Day 3 Free Day in Rio de Janeiro
Day 4 Fly to Pantanal
Day 5 Pantanal
Day 6 Pantanal
Day 7 Fly to Amazon
Day 8 Amazon
Day 9 Amazon
Day 10 Fly home
Full Itinerary


  • Accommodation with breakfasts. The Pantanal and Amazon lodges also include lunch and dinner
  • Flights within Brazil.
  • All tours, land transportation and entry fees.

Not included

  • International flights to and from Latin America. The price and schedule vary, we can quote a flight inclusive price according to your travel dates.

Rio de Janeiro

Day 1. Arrive Rio de Janeiro

Transfer to your hotel in Rio de Janeiro

Day 2. Rio de Janeiro Tour

See the beauty of Rio from Sugar Loaf mountain and Christ the Redeemer then spend the rest of the day soaking up the atmosphere of Brazilian beach life

Day 3. Free Day in Rio de Janeiro

A free day to soak up the unique atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro and explore at your own pace. For some respite from the city noise try the Botanical gardens. Ask us for optional add ons such as graffiti and Favela tours.



Day 4. Fly to Pantanal

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cuiaba and your all inclusive eco lodge package. Your program at the isolated lodge begins in the evening with stunning sunset views and a nocturnal night walk.

Day 5. Pantanal

A full day of nature spotting with your expert guide including trips by boat and on horseback to spot anteaters, macaw, otters, deer and more.

Day 6. Pantanal

Travel to Sentinela camp on the edge of Clarinho. Travel by canoe to spot aquatic wildlife, birds and flora. There is the opportunity to try piranha fishing. Lunch is a typical Churrasco style picnic on the river bank.This afternoon it’s back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 7. Fly to Amazon

See the sunrise before breakfast, you won’t regret the early start. Then it’s a drive to Cuiaba with photo stops along the way. Fly to the Amazon and transfer to your lodge.

Day 8. Amazon

As with the Pantanal your stay at the Amazon lodge includes a variety of activities and excursions. Choose from night walks, canoe trips fishing and bird watching. And of course no Amazon holiday would be complete without seeing the famous ‘meeting of the waters’

Day 9. Amazon

Exploring the wonders of the Amazon

Day 10. Fly home

Transfer to Manaus to fly home via Sao Paolo or Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation - Rio, Pantanal and Amazon Holiday

We work with accommodation from 3 star and upwards. Prices are based on 2 people sharing a room in a 3 star hotel. Ask us for upgrade recommendations and prices.

Copa Sul Rio de Janeiro

Located in Brazil’s most famous district, Copacabana and just one block from Copacabana beach.

Araras Ecolodge Pantanal

This lodge is located on the Transpantaneira, an unpaved road that crosses the national park.


The highlights of this lodge are the setting – in dense primary forest – and the lodge’s private monkey jungle.

Anavilhanas Amazon

This alluring riverside lodge offers a unique opportunity to explore this vast protected area in comfort and style.

Mama Ruisa Rio de Janeiro

This stylish boutique hotel, in a beautiful mansion is located in the popular Santa Teresa neighbourhood.

Ipanema Plaza Rio de Janeiro

Located half a block back from Ipanema Beach, in a cosy street with many shops and restaurants.

Expert Lowdown - Rio, Pantanal and Amazon Holiday

The best time to make this trip is between August and March though you can visit all of these places year round.

The Amazon eco park is the most accessible of the lodges near Manaus. There are other Amazon lodge options that are a bit further into the Amazon, ask us about the options.

If Jaguar spotting is a big highlight for you, tell us. There are certain lodges that have higher chances of seeing them than others, and it would be a good idea to extend your stay in this region to maximise your chances of seeing them.

If you think this will be your once in a lifetime trip to Brazil it is definitely worth considering adding on Iguazu Falls

For a contrast add some downtime in Paraty between Rio and Sao Paolo.

Vaccinations: Check with your local travel clinic or family Doctor for the most up to date advice on required vaccinations including Malaria Prophylaxis and Yellow fever. The Fit for Travel website is also a useful source of information.

Flight Information - Rio, Pantanal and Amazon Holiday

Domestic flights are included in the price of this trip. Flight connections to and from the Amazon can be a little tricky but we will be sure to find the best ones for your trip dates.

International flights are quoted separately as prices and routes vary depending on your dates. You can arrive and depart from Sao Paolo or Rio de Janeiro.

10 days from £2269 pp

plus international flights



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