Have you ever wished you could visit both Rio de Janeiro and the mighty Amazon Rainforest in one trip? Well, you can! Even though Rio de Janeiro and the Amazon Rainforest are far apart,1930 miles (3100 km) to be exact, these two Brazil travel destinations create a popular combination. Here’s some useful information to help you plan your Brazil trip:
Rio de Janerio to the Amazon Rainforest
You can fly into the Rio de Janeiro airport (GIG), or the Manaus airport (AQA). Once in Manaus, you will be sent a guide to greet you and take you to the river port. There, you will board the cruise ship or an outboard motor canoe that will transfer you to your jungle lodge. This journey can take several hours, so if you are flying into Manaus late at night, spend the night at a hotel, and then transfer to the port the next morning. Between Rio de Janeiro andManaus, flights often include a layover in Brasilia, and take 5-6 hours flight time.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
See the Tijuca Forest, Corcovado and the Christ the Redeemer Statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, and Guanabara Bay. Or visit the nearby town of Petropolis. There you will find, Parati, Búzios, or Ilha Grande, all just a few hours away from Rio de Janeiro.
The Amazon Rainforest
While you are in the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest, you have two wonderful options for accommodation: rest at the Amazon Jungle Lodge, or board an Amazon River Cruise Boat. A jungle lodge includes room and board, and daily guided activities such as nature hikes, fishing, canoeing, canopy walks, visiting with local communities, and nighttime hikes. A river cruise includes room and board, daily guided activities and landings on shore so you can explore the flora and fauna of the rainforest.
Please note, you should reserve your Amazon tour in advance to make sure to secure your spot.
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