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13 Days | 12 Nights
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. 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.
Absorb the deep history and inescapable energy of Brazil in four fascinating places. Begin in Manaus, the heart of the Amazon rainforest, and spend two nights in a jungle lodge learning firsthand the secrets and mysteries of the forest and its wildlife. Spend a day in the capital, Brasilia, exploring its unique urban design and the legendary architecture of Oscar Niemeyer. Discover Salvador da Bahia, the original colonial capital of Brazil and a city strongly influenced by its African heritage, and then continue to Rio de Janeiro to understand how modern life and a dramatic natural setting combine in Brazil’s beating heart. You’ll experience majestic Iguazu Falls and the national park that surrounds it, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


• Explore the Amazon and swim with pink dolphins.
• Sample food and music that reflects the African influence on Salvador da Bahia’s culture, and summit Rio’s Corcovado Mountain for city views and an up-close look at the famous Cristo Redentor.
• Ride through the Macuco Forest before boarding a Zodiac boat to Iguazu Falls.

Program Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one-half mile daily, including cobblestone streets, hilly terrain and jungle trails.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Manaus, 2 nights; boat to Amazon Jungle Lodge EcoPark, 2 nights; flight to Brasilia, 1 night; flight to Salvador da Bahia, 3 nights; flight to Rio de Janeiro, 4 nights; flight to Foz do Iguassu, 3 nights; departure.

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You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
10 nights of accommodations
26 meals: 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances
2 Flights during the program


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