Amazonia Voyage with Rio, Iguassu & Salvador (ISBC)

12 Day Package from Salvador to Manaus

Monograms has created all-in-one packages a cut above going on your own, while leaving the group behind. Each package comes with hand-selected hotels, plus "they really do that?" service of a Monograms Local Host®-a local expert available throughout your stay. We've arranged sightseeing, exclusive to Monograms guests, complete with VIP access into some of the most incredible attractions (that means you skip the lines). We've arranged transportation and we offer a selection of special excursions. With Monograms, you travel in style independently without going it alone.


Receive a $500 per couple air credit on select 2018 Avalon, Globus, Monograms & Cosmos South America vacations on LATAM Airlines.*

Receive a $600 per couple air credit on select 2018 Avalon, Globus, Monograms & Cosmos South America vacations in Business Class on LATAM Airlines.*

Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

In Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls & Manaus

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast daily; 2 lunches; 3 three-course dinners

Sightseeing & Activities

Sightseeing with a Local Guide, inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2018

DAY
1
ARRIVE SALVADOR, BRAZIL

Welcome to Salvador, capital of the state of Bahia. Situated on a peninsula overlooking Todos los Santos Bay, this is thought by many to be the “Soul of Brazil.” Here you will be met by your Local Host.

DAY
2
SALVADOR

Private guided SIGHTSEEING showcases the Upper City. View the district’s well-preserved 17th and 18th-century buildings, representing some of the finest colonial architecture in all of the Americas and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the 17th-century Jesuit CATHEDRAL; the baroque CHURCH OF ST. FRANCIS; and the AFRO-BRAZILIAN MUSEUM, housing objects highlighting the strong African influence on the Brazilian culture. The balance of your day is free to explore.

DAY
3
SALVADOR–RIO DE JANEIRO

This morning, possibly visit the Mercado Modelo, a must for securing wonderful souvenirs and experiencing the true Bahian life. Later, transfer to the airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro, South America’s capital of glamour! Your Local Host will be available with suggested activities during your free time.

DAY
4
RIO DE JANEIRO

Today, an included PRIVATE CITY TOUR takes you to the Cosme Velho district, where you board a cog-wheel train that will take you through the lush tropical vegetation of Tijuca Forest to the top of CORCOVADO Mountain. This rounded peak rising 2,300 feet from the bay below is one of the new Seven Modern Wonders of the World and home to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree panorama, which affords sweeping views of the city and beaches below. The afternoon and evening are at leisure.

DAY
5
RIO DE JANEIRO

Enjoy a full day at leisure. Your Local Host will suggest an optional Jeep tour to the rainforest in the middle of the city, Tijuca National Park and its bird sanctuary. This afternoon you may elect to discover historic Petropolis, a mountain resort and site of the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II.

DAY
6
RIO DE JANEIRO–IGUASSU FALLS

Fly to IGUASSU FALLS. This masterpiece of nature encompasses 275 separate falls and spans almost two miles. This afternoon’s PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR is dedicated to enjoying the spectacle of this 2-mile-wide torrential downpour from the Brazilian side.

DAY
7
IGUASSU FALLS

This morning, take the ECOLOGICAL JUNGLE TRAIN and enjoy a private walking tour the Argentine side of IGUASSU FALLS with numerous walkways that wind under the crashing water.

DAY
8
IGUASSU FALLS–MANAUS

Head to the airport for your flight to Manaus, gateway to Brazil’s Amazon. Later, PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING shows you opulent sites from Manaus’ rubber boom at the turn of last century, like São Sebastião Square and Palácio Rio Negro. Next, proceed to the famous OPERA HOUSE, built almost entirely of European materials during the rubber boom and inaugurated in 1896.

DAY
9
MANAUS (EMBARKATION)

Transfer to the pier and embark your cruise ship, the Iberostar Grand Amazon, your home for the next three nights. Stops will be made at locations along the Amazon’s Rio Solimões, offering excursions to explore the Amazon jungle and local vegetation, see indigenous animals, and even visit local river communities. This evening, enjoy a Captain’s welcome cocktail party before dinner.

DAY
10
CRUISING: RAINFOREST WALK & PIRANHA FISHING

This morning, board a panga BOAT for a ride to the shore and embark on a Naturalist-guided WALK through the rainforest in the Manacapurú region. Along the trail, learn how natives subsist off the flora. You’ll also hear about some of the medicinal qualities each plant possesses. Keep an eye open for Capuchin and Howler Monkeys! After a lecture on the region and lunch on board, head back out via Panga and try your hand at piranha FISHING. Tonight, under the dark of night, CRUISE the waterways on a Caiman-spotting expedition.

DAY
11
CRUISING: BIRD WATCHING & LOCAL HOME VISIT

Enjoy the sunrise over the Amazon as you depart on a bird-watching SAFARI in search of the many endemic birds of the Janauacá Lake region. Later, visit a LOCAL HOME for an up-close view of how the native communities live and work. This afternoon, a CRUISE through some of the Amazon tributaries allows you the chance to spot wildlife. Your final evening on board begins with a gala dinner followed by a Brazilian Folkloric Show, the perfect finale to your vacation.

DAY
12
MEETING OF THE WATERS–MANAUS (DISEMBARKATION)

En route back to Manaus, cruise the Meeting of the Waters, where the chocolate-colored Rio Negro meets with the yellow-gray Rio Solimões to form the mighty Amazon. For four miles the differently colored bodies of water flow side by side and never mix! Say goodbye to the Amazon when you disembark in Manaus, where your vacation ends.

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on June 7, 2018, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Salvador
Rio de Janeiro
Iguassu Falls
Manaus
Brazilian Amazon

Bahia Othon Palace

Avenida Oceânica, 2294
Salvador, Brazil

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

Situated on the exclusive Ondina Beach, with its powdery white sand and exotic beach culture. Time to relax and enjoy by the outdoor pool where you can savor a delicious cocktail or a light meal from the pool-side bar and admire the beautiful view of the ocean. Enjoy delicious Brazilian cuisine at the hotel restaurants.

Location & Highlights

Situated on Ondina Beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Bahia Othon Palace is only a short distance from Salvador's historic quarter.

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Alarm Clock
  • Television
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • In-Room Safe

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Rio de Janeiro
Iguassu Falls
Manaus

Sheraton Rio Hotel and Towers

Avenida Niemeyer 121
Rio de Janiero, RJ Brazil

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

Beautifully situated along the well-known Ipanema Beach, this contemporary hotel boasts gorgeous views and extreme comfort. All 559 guestrooms are equipped with the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, private balcony overlooking the sea, mini-bar, cable television, air-conditioning, and room service. The facilities include a swimming pool, tennis courts, beauty salon, fitness center, sauna, business center, three restaurants, and two bars.

Location & Highlights

The hotel is located in front of Vidigal Beach and only 15 minutes from Copacabana Beach.

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Pay Movies
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Voicemail
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Window Opens

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa Services
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Ice Machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shoe Shine
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
Beautifully situated on the famous Ipanema Beach, the Sheraton Rio Hotel and Towers features guestrooms that mimic their surroundings. Each room is adorned with rich color accents, air-conditioning, and gorgeous views.

Windsor Excelsior Copacabana

Av. Atlantica, 1800 Copacabana
Rio de Janiero, RJ Brazil

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

Perfectly positioned on the beaches of the Copacabana in Rio, the Windsor Excelsior welcomes guests through a softly lit lobby and provides exceptional accommodations. With a restaurant serving International fare with Brazilian flourishes, the rooftop pool and poolside bar, and complimentary towels, umbrellas and lounge chairs for use on Copacabana Beach, the Excelsior provides all of the details and services you'd expect for the perfect stay in Rio de Janeiro.

Location & Highlights

Situated right on the beaches of Copacabana, this comfortable and charming hotel offers a balance of modern and traditional atmospheres. After busy sightseeing, a view of the sunset from the rooftop pool is the perfect end to a day in Rio.

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Mini-bar
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Desk
  • Voicemail

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spa Services
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk

Miramar hotel by Windsor

Avenida Atlantica 3668
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

Designed for those who demand the very best, Miramar Hotel by Windsor combines elegance, good taste and modern flare in every detail. Located in the Marvelous City of Rio, opposite the Copacabana beach and steps from Ipanema, you'll receive exclusive service, clean and comfortable accommodations, and a magnificent panoramic view of Rio's beachfront. The artwork and decor is a treat in an of itself, all signed by artist Anamélia Moraes; and the achitecture by Paola Ribeiro mixes classic and contemporary influences. It all adds up to a distinctive experience in a great location.

Location & Highlights

Facing world-famous Copacabana Beach, this Rio de Janeiro hotel is on Avenida Atlantica, close to Arpoador Beach and Ipanema Beach. Sugarloaf, reached by cable car and offering impressive views of Rio de Janeiro, is 3 miles (5 kilometers) away.

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Voicemail
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Alarm Clock
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning
Guestrooms at Miramar are equipped with the very best in comfort and modernity that enrich the experience of staying at this sophisticated hotel. The decor is inspired by English style, combining neutral colors with prints and landscapes of Rio de Janeiro, developed by the artist Anamélia Moraes especially for the hotel.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Rio de Janeiro
Iguassu Falls

Rio de Janeiro

Panoramic City Tour & Visit to Sugar Loaf Mountain

Enjoy a panoramic tour of downtown Rio passing by the Sambodrome where Rio's famous carnival parades take place and stopping at the Metropolitan Cathedral. You will also take the cable cars up to see Sugar Loaf Mountain and its splendid views of Rio's beaches and more.

Price Range: $$

Iguassu Falls

Bird Park

The Bird Park near Iguassu Falls offers visitors the opportunity to see indigenous birds up close is their native rain forest environment.

Price Range: $$

Insider

Salvador
Rio de Janeiro
Iguassu Falls
Manaus

Salvador

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Salvador, BrazilMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Salvador, Brazil. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Salvador and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Salvador insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet Edi, a Local Host®

My name is Edi Moreira and I am a Local Host in Salvador Bahia, Brazil, my hometown. I am fascinated by this wonderful city because it is rich in culture, history, art and above all, great natural beauty. Here, people are very kind and friendly and welcome all visitors. As a guide, I dedicate body and soul to make all my guests feel comfortable and make their visit an unforgettable experience. I love the streets of Salvador that take you back in time. With more than a thousand houses, churches and monuments built since the 16th century, Salvador makes up the greatest collection of Baroque architectural heritage in Latin America. I am eager to share all of Salvador’s greatest sites with new visitors.

São Francisco Church

Located in the São Francisco Convent, called the Church of Gold, this beautiful structure is the most ornate and lavish church in Salvador, with a minutely wood-carved, gold-leafed interior, considered the best example of Baroque architecture in Brazil.

Olodum Ensemble

Giving weekly concerts in Pelourinho, the Ensaio do Olodum is one of the most famous percussion ensembles and a must see while in Salvador. It’s the perfect way to pick up on the intense spirit and energy of the Bahia culture. Concerts typically fall on Sundays and because they are so popular, tend to be on the crowded side, so be sure to keep a close watch on your personal belongings. If you’re lucky to be in Salvador over a concert, don’t miss this opportunity!

Pelourinho

This is a wonderful neighborhood of steep cobblestone streets, brightly colored colonial houses, and fine 17th and 18th century churches. Former residential area of Bahian noblesse, Pelourinho (Pillory) was also the place where slaves were tortured. Nowadays, declared a National Monument, it is also the stage of an ardent Afro-cultural movement and headquarters several Afro-Brazilian groups in search of their Black-African roots.

Bale Folclorico da Bahia

Enjoy a dazzling hour of entertainment at the Bale Folclorico. Inspired by Brazil’s long and rich tradition of African and Brazilian cultures, this impressive dance team demonstrates cultural pride through athletic dance and spirited music. This dance company is also the only professional folkloric dance company in the country.

Museum of Sacred Art

This impressive museum, which displays one of the finest collections of Catholic art in Brazil, is housed in a 17th century convent – a magnificent building with much of its original furniture and fittings still intact. This museum complex brings together architecture and visual arts in a distinctly liturgical beauty.

Mercado Modelo

This large building that was formerly the Customs House, and now houses hundreds of small shops selling local handicrafts and art from all over the north and northeast of Brazil, a true Brazilian culture portrait.

Solar do Unhao

This is a complete residential complex of the 17th century consisting of a farmhouse, chapel and former slave quarters. Once a busy slave market, it now is home to the Museum of Modern Art.

Frades Island

For warm, beautiful beaches and an afternoon of gorgeous views of the city and relaxation, take a short boat ride over to Frades Island where the water is impressively clean and you can escape the more crowded Salvador beaches.

Bonfim Church

Historically speaking this is one of the most important churches in Salvador. Apart from being an architectural monument, it is the leading temple of devotion in Salvador, and the center for the annual “Festival of Washing,” considered the city’s second largest feast and celebration, after Carnival.

Castro Alves Square

Make time to visit Castro Alves Square – the heart of Salvador’s Carnival stage and featuring the bronze statue of the poet for whom it acquired its name. Standing in bronze and granite and signed by the Italian Pasquale Di Chirico, it is one of the highlights of the square and is an important symbol of Brazil’s independence from Portugal.

Rio de Janeiro

Meet Bruno Mattos Linhares, one of your Local Hosts in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Rio de Janeiro. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Rio de Janeiro and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Rio de Janeiro insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

My name is Bruno Mattos Linhares Junior, but everybody calls me Bruno. I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In spite of my extensive travelling, as a typical carioca, it is in Rio that I feel really at home: I need its sea, mountains, sun, breeze, light, architecture, and above all, its people. I have degrees in Civil Engineering, Philosophy and Theology, all of which haveadded to my interest in Arts, Geography, History and Tour Guide certification, and they all support my work as a Local Host. In fact, it is in my work as a host that I see everything coming together in my future!

Forte do Leme

A 20-minute walk to the top of this fort on Leme Beach leads you to one of Rio’s best-kept secrets. Take in the 360-degree views of Copacabana and Guanabara Bay while sagui monkeys dart around.

Rio Scenarium

Housed in a renovated warehouse that was once an antique store, this bar in the hip Lapa neighborhood is considered to be the most beautiful in Rio.

Aprazível

Chef Ana Castilho hosted a community event at her home in 1996 and never closed the door. Her Brazilian-fare restaurant takes up several rooms in her charming home and trickles out into the garden, where you can enjoy views of downtown Rio.

Rua da Carioca

The berimbau, a wooden string instrument, is one of the most popular Brazilian souvenirs. Rua da Carioca, dubbed “Music Row” due to its numerous music shops, is the perfect place to purchase one.

Tijuca National Park

For a break from the city, take a walk through this lush rainforest with 30 waterfalls and over 300 plant species.

São Conrado Beach

While the tourists flock to Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, head to this secluded beach for a little more space and beautiful mountain scenery. It’s also fun to watch the hang gliders descend to the landing strip here.

Old Rio

Admire the colonial architecture and baroque churches before hitting the Uruguaiana Shopping District for local treasures. The soft Brazilian cotton is extremely popular.

Santa Teresa

For a break from the glitzy and hedonistic side of Rio, take the streetcar to this charming, authentic village. Colonial houses have been converted to small inns and art studios, and the women are more likely to be in peasant skirts than halter tops.

Misiones Province Jesuit ruins

Most people stop at breathtaking Iguassu Falls on their way from Rio to Buenos Aires, but don’t just visit the amazing waterfall. The Misiones Province area has much to offer, including the 17th-century Jesuit ruins.

Colombo Tea House

If you want to travel back through time and eat in the past, then Colombo is the place for you. This magnificent Continental café has changed little since opening on September 17th, 1894, and it retains an air of restful elegance on its upstairs restaurant balcony.

Botanical Garden

Enjoy a paradise of plants and trees from the four corners of the earth. Founded in 1808, it spreads over an area of approximately 340 acres. It has over 5,000 species of plants, including the impressive Imperial Palms planted in 1842.

Barra Da Tijuca

Rio’s longest beach, it stretches over 18km along Av. Sernambetiba. A hot spot on the beach is the area around the Barraca do Pepê, a bar named for a famous Brazilian hang glider who died competing outside Brazil.

Recreio Dos Bandeirantes

This is a charming 2km long inlet at the end of Sernambetiba Ave. Sheltered by a large rock, Recreio is safe for swimming.

Prainha

A secluded sandy strip 700 meters long, Prainha is a surfer’s beach. It is an Environmental Protected Area.

Grumari

Enjoy the reddish sand in an unspoiled setting. The sea is often rough here. It is also an Environmental Protected Area.

Burle Marx

Out beyond Barra, the vegetation is almost virgin. If you have time, visit Prainha and Grumari beaches—much loved by the surfers. The vegetation is protected, and building is not permitted. Nearby is the estate where the famous landscape artist, Burle Marx, lived. This is open to visitors and is perfect for an ecological/photographic safari. It contains plants from all over the world, though the emphasis is on wonderful examples of Brazilian flora.

Open Fairs

There are open fairs, such as the Hippie Fair in Praça and General Osório in Ipanema, where all sorts of handcrafts, art, and leather goods can be found. At the Babilônia Feira Hype (in the Jockey Club in Gávea), every fortnight the booths are loaded with clothes—mainly for the young. A typically Brazilian event is the open street market—selling fruit and vegetables—which moves around from borough to borough, so a little local knowledge is needed to know when one is operating near your hotel. The show of fruit and greens is spectacular, and prices are reasonable.

Iguassu Falls

Meet Nuxa Areias, one of your Local Hosts in Iguassu Falls, BrazilMonograms provides traveler’s access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Iguassu Falls. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Iguassu Falls and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Iguassu Falls insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

My name is Nuxa. Despite living in Iguassu for over 32 years, I was born in Angola and after the war I moved with my parents to live in a few countries before arriving in this beautiful place at the age of 12. Here, I did most of my studies and earned a Degree in Letters, becoming a teacher but realized that my passion was nature and that's how I became a guide. I feel that I have one of the best jobs in the world because I work in one of the most beautiful places in the world and my clients are people interested in nature and are concerned about the environment and the planet.

Bird Park

Located near the entrance of Iguassu National Park, the Bird Park has more than 300 species of birds and was constructed with the intention of offering ideal breeding conditions for birds. Rare and colorful birds fly in the huge aviaries, which have been built to blend in with the humid subtropical forest. Visitors are able to enter these aviaries and view the birds at close quarters. They will also see alligators, anacondas, pythons, marmosets, and butterflies. At present, the Bird Park is the largest in Latin America and is internationally recognized. It is open daily from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Itaipu Dam

A joint venture between Brazil and Paraguay, the Itaipu Dam is responsible for 20% of the energy consumed in Brazil and 90% in Paraguay. Located approximately 30 minutes from Iguassu, the Dam is five miles wide and 600 feet high. It is considered second in generating capacity behind the Three Gorges Dam in China. Since it was opened for visitation in 1977, the Itaipu Dam has been visited by 10 million people from over 165 countries.

Casino Iguazu Argentina

Venture to Casino Iguazu to play some roulette, black jack, poker, baccarat, or slot machines. Or maybe just enjoy its beautiful restaurant serving international dishes. Don’t forget to bring your passport, as you will need it to enter.

Manaus

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Manaus, BrazilMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Manaus, Brazil. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Manaus and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Manaus insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet Wilmar, a Local Host®

My name is Wilmar Strapasson and I was born and raised in Brazil. I speak four languages fluently in additon to Portuguese – English, Spanish, French, and Italian. As a graduate of the Univerity of Amazonas, I found my passion in guiding in that region. I have 20 years of experience working in the Amazon as a guide, specializing in its history, geography, Amazonian flora and fauna, and I have even done some survival training in the area. I love being a tour guide, meeting new people, and introducing them to this fascinating part of Brazil.

Museu do Seringal Vila Paraiso

This is a really interesting visit to discover more about the history of rubber and its impact on Manaus. Spend a couple of hours learning about the somewhat sordid history of the rubber boom and bust in Brazil. Latex still oozes from trees, and the mystery of where those thick shelled Brazil nuts come from is made plain. A great tour and well worth a half day visit.

Arena Amazonia

After 2014’s world cup was hosted by Brazil, an impressive arena is left in the heart of Manaus. Take a tour of the new stadium and marvel at the impressive infrastructure and architecture of the venue.

São Sebastião Church

This lovely cathedral sits opposite the Opera House so if you’re stopping by, take a peek at this historical beauty. The square in front of the church is usually humming with activity and as you step inside, the air conditioning and stillness are a welcome reprieve from the heat and noise of the city. It’s a contemplative spot and often offers church services throughout the day.

Ponta Negra Beach

Not far from the Tropical Manaus Resort, this little patch of beach offers impressive views and is quite popular amongst the locals. It’s great for strolling, people watching and a little volleyball and soccer action. A fun way to spend a few hours on the coast.

Parque Ecologico Januari

This little ecological gem offers the chance to see some of the flora and fauna of the area while getting in some shopping and dining. Depending on the season you can catch glimpses of wild crocodiles, three-toed sloths, bats, and monkeys. Not to mention a good deal of interesting bird life and a giant lily pad lake.

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*The "STARTING AT" price is based on June 7, 2018, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

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2019 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2018.

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).