Brazil: Rio, rainforest and rushing water
Day 1-5 Iguacu Falls
Dramatic Iguacu spills over its sheer drop where Argentina and Brazil meet tiny Paraguay. Jet boats pirouette at the base of the Falls, but for the best view, take to the skies in a helicopter and see the 300 or so different drops cascade majestically into the river below.
Transfers to Manaus 52h00m6h10m
Day 6-9 Manaus
Imagine a world when rubber was king; Manaus made its fortune off the back of the sap from its local trees, constructing monuments like the Teatro Amazonas, copied from the Grand Opera de Paris. Its Mercado Municipal was modelled on Les Halles in Paris, and is the main marketplace in the city. From here, take a trip along the Amazon, the world’s second longest river after the Nile.
Transfers to Rio de Janeiro 58h00m4h00m