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Brazilian Amazon to Cuzco Overview
Explore South America on a tour from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, through the Amazon Jungle and on to Cuzco, one of Peru’s most visited cities.
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- 2012-01-01 - 2014-03-31
Travel overland from the Brazilian Amazon through to Cuzco
For an ultimate tour of the Amazon Jungle, this Brazilian Amazon to Cuzco trip offers the unbridled thrill of adventure and exploration. Starting off in Brazil’s carnival city, Rio de Janeiro, this trip stays well off the beaten track as it plunges directly through the heart of South America. Journey through small towns, tribal villages, ancient cities and dense Amazon jungle, and get to experience the real South America by camping and staying in local accommodation. Once the jungles, canyons, waterfalls, lakes and mountains have been intrepidly navigated, the trip winds up in Cuzco, Peru – the land of the Incas. Experience the authentic sights, sounds and flavours of Brazil, Peru and the incredible Amazon Jungle on this South American adventure.
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Arrive in Rio and get swept up in the charisma of this vibrant Brazilian city
Explore the colonial mining town of Ouro Preto, where old-world baroque churches and wood and soapstone architecture create an enchanting atmosphere.
Travel through towns, villages and the unique Brazilian countryside, before setting up camp and sleeping under the stars.
Splash around in warm springs, hike in the jungle and visit awe-inspiring waterfalls during a stay in the beautiful Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park.
Explore the vast, wildlife-filled wetlands of Central Brazil from a ranch base. Take boats and canoes to move through the waterways of this exceptional part of Brazil.
Arrive in Pocone, a small town that is the base for exploring the beautiful Pantanal.
Delve even deeper into the jungle to the tiny Amazonian village of Vila Bela da Santissima Trindade.
Continue on through this remote region's vast river system towards the Peruvian border.
Spend a day meandering the quiet, historic streets of back-of-beyond Xapuri.
Cross the Rio Acre into Peru and stay in Puerto Maldonado, the gateway to the Amazon.
Travel to the Posada Amazonas lodge and be immersed in the dense expanses of forest surrounding the area. Keep an eye out for toucans, parrots and macaws flying against the horizon and search for giant river otters and other lakeside wildlife while sailing around the Tres Chimbadas Lake on a catamaran.
Arrive in the tiny town of Quince Mil for a night in a guesthouse set among beautiful rainforest surrounds.
Make tracks to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. Explore the majestic main plaza before wandering cobbled streets or learning more about Peru’s history and grandeur in the city’s many museums.
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