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Adventures Afloat: Brazil, Deep Amazon & the Caribbean: Voyage Under the Sun

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Program #21223RJ
25 Days | 24 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Unexpected and awe-inspiring, a Renaissance-style opera house rises out of the Amazon Rainforest’s sea of green. Below turquoise waters off upscale St. Barts, a shipwreck’s new captain is a moray eel. From cosmopolitan Rio de Janeiro, voyage 900 miles up the vibrant Amazon River to discover its culture and history, then emerge in the sun-drenched Caribbean to experience extraordinary natural treasures.


Highlights

• Journey by railway car up Brazil’s Corcovado Mountain to take in the famous Christ the Redeemer statue and absorb panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro.
• In Manaus in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, explore the elegant Opera House built in the 1890s during the Amazon rubber boom. See its marble and frescoes from Italy, wrought-iron bannisters from England, crystal chandeliers and tiles from France.
• On St. Barts, board a semi-submersible vessel for an underwater exploration of the local reef and a nearby shipwreck off this upscale, enchanting island.

Activity Notes

Walking unassisted for up to one hour. Mobility to embark and disembark smaller boats required. Regrettably, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 2 nights; embark Regatta, 20 nights (ports of call include Recife, Alter Do Chao, Boca Da Valeria, Manaus, Parintins, Santarem, Devil’s Island (French Guiana), Bridgetown (Barbados), Gustavia (St. Barts), San Juan (Puerto Rico), Nassau (Bahamas)), disembark Miami, Fla., departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
23 nights of accommodations
68 meals: 23 breakfasts, 22 lunches, 23 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips

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5
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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