Brazil

Discover the vibrant beauty and cultural richness of Rio + the Amazon on this exclusive women-only tour through Brazil!

Our 8-day, 7-night adventure begins in lively Rio de Janeiro. You'll visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue - one of the New Seven Wonders of the World - and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city from atop Corcovado Mountain. Plus, you'll have the unforgettable experience of being in Rio during Carnival! Witness elaborate costumes and dazzling parades in the Sambadrome, and party with the locals in the streets.

Next, fly north to the Amazon. Your journey will take you deep into the lush wilderness of the largest rainforest on Earth, where you can see the incredible biodiversity of this unique ecosystem. Stay in Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge, opposite Anavilhanas National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy guided canoe excursions in search of exotic wildlife like wild river dolphins and caiman, and visit with local indigenous communities to learn about their lifestyle and customs.

This tour is designed to provide a safe + supportive environment for solo-women travelers, offering an unforgettable blend of adventure, culture, and relaxation.

Join us for an incredible experience that will leave you with lifelong friends and memories of Brazil's most captivating highlights!

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$5,899.00

February 28-07, 2025

Per person based on double occupancy. Solo Rooms available.

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Picture Yourself

  • Marveling at the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, a New World Wonder
  • Taking in panoramic views atop Corcovado Mountain
  • Immersed in the electrifying atmosphere of Rio's Carnival
  • Captivated by the elaborate costumes and lively parades in the Sambadrome
  • Deep in the Amazon rainforest, discovering exotic plants + wildlife


Day by Day

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8

Day 1: Arrival to Rio de Janeiro

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro! 

Brazil’s second-largest city, Rio de Janeiro is renowned for its beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and the massive, majestic statue of Christ atop the Corcovado peak. The highlight of Rio’s social calendar is Carnaval, when the city becomes a riot of color, music, and festivities, with thousands of costumed revelers parading through the street in what the locals call the ‘Greatest Show on Earth.’

After arrival in the Rio de Janeiro-Galeao International Airport (GIG), enjoy a private transfer to our hotel. You’ve likely had a long journey, so get some rest before our first activity tonight - a group welcome dinner!

Meals: D
Hotel: Miramar by Windsor Copacabana

Day 2: Corcovado + Christ the Redeemer

Today, we'll begin with breakfast at the hotel before heading to Corcovado to see Christ the Redeemer, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World! Corcovado mountain, meaning "hunchback" in Portuguese, is a uniquely-shaped peak in Tijuca National Park, standing over 700m tall.

From here, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of Rio's city center, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon beaches, the lagoon, Flamengo stadium, and Niteroi Bridge. At its summit, the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue stands at 30 meters tall, a symbol of Rio recognized worldwide. After a day of awe and inspiration, we'll return to the hotel to relax.

Meals: B
Hotel: Miramar by Windsor Copacabana

Day 3: Free Beach Day + Sambadromo

After breakfast, indulge in a free day at Rio's famed beaches!

Our hotel, nestled in Copacabana, offers easy access to its golden sands and lively ambiance. Whether you choose to relax at Copacabana Beach or explore nearby gems like Ipanema, Leblon, or Leme, you'll bask in the essence of Rio.

Refresh back at the hotel before our exclusive Carnival experience tonight at 10pm: the renowned Special Group Sambodromo parades! These parades showcase the pinnacle of Rio's Carnival, featuring extravagant costumes and floats from the city's top samba schools. And we get to see them!

Meals: B
Hotel: Miramar by Windsor Copacabana

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro to Manaus

After our vibrant Carnival night, get ready for an adventure as we journey north to the Amazon!

This legendary rainforest, sprawling across Brazilian territory, promises an unparalleled encounter with nature's wonders. Explore lush jungles, cruise along winding rivers, fish for piranha, and encounter pink river dolphins. Immerse yourself in indigenous cultures, discovering their art, homes, and cuisine.

After a late breakfast, we'll depart for the airport, bound for Manaus. Upon arrival, a private transfer will take us to our charming hotel in the historic heart of the city.

Meals: B
Hotel: Villa Amazonia

Day 5: Manaus to Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge

This morning after breakfast, we’ll check out from our hotel in Manaus and transfer to our accommodation for the next three nights – the Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge.

Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge is located on the banks of the Negro River, opposite the Anavilhanas National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with more than 3.5 billion square meters of preserved forest.

After check-in and lunch, we’ll depart in wooden canoes to explore the Igapós and Igarapés (river + flooded forest regions) nearby the lodge. Here we’ll enjoy the vivid wildlife, and even make a stop for recreational piranha fishing! Dinner at hotel.

Meals: B, L, D
Hotel: Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge

Day 6: Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge

Today after breakfast, we’ll go on a hike through the untouched Amazon Rainforest!

We’ll have an expert local guide who will share some of the mysteries of the Amazon Jungle, including their knowledge about trees, herbs and fruits, jungle survival orientation, and natural medicine. 

After lunch back at the lodge, we’ll set out on canoes through the archipelago's waterways, in search of the wild river dolphins.  

Later on we’ll have dinner and head out again on motorized canoes – this time looking to spot nocturnal animals such as the caiman, an Amazonian alligator.

Meals: B, L, D
Hotel: Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge

Day 7: Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge

Get ready for an Amazonian cultural experience like no other! 

After breakfast at the lodge, we’re headed out for a visit to an isolated community in the middle of the Negro River, where we’ll learn about their customs and social organization. 

We’ll return to the lodge for lunch, and then, in the afternoon, we’ll learn and practice archery with original bows and arrows from the indigenous Waimiri-Atroari. We’ll also hear more about their indigenous lifestyle and customs.

Later we’ll return to the lodge for our final, farewell dinner as a group.

Meals: B, L, D
Hotel: Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge

Day 8: Departures

It’s departure day, gals! We’re bummed to see you go, but happy to have made memories that will last a lifetime!

Schedule your international flight anytime after 1pm today from the Eduardo Gomes International Airport (MAO)

Note, there will be two departures from the lodge to transfer to the airport:

  • Departure at 8am (for departing flights between 1pm - 7pm)
  • Departure at 2pm (for departing flights after 7pm and for hotel stays in Manaus)

Enjoy a final breakfast at the lodge before check-out and airport transfer. We hope to travel with you again soon!

Meals: B
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    8 days/ 7 nights

  • Activity Level

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Includes

  • Airport pickup and dropoff
  • Accommodation in luxury hotels
  • All entrance fees to attractions
  • All activities mentioned
  • English-speaking local guide(s)
  • Private driver
  • All transportation
  • Meals listed (plus gratuity)
  • Internal flight from Rio de Janeiro to Manaus
  • Gratuity for Damesly trip leader

Excludes

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals + alcohol not listed
  • Gratuity for local guide(s)

Meet Your Trip Leader

Kelly Lewis

Kelly Lewis is a women's travel industry maven, author, speaker, business coach and the founder and CEO of Damesly. Raised in Hawaii, she's been to all 7 continents and over 85 countries. She is also the author of the best-selling title "Tell Her She Can't."

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Additional Information

Flights:

Fly into Rio de Janeiro-Galeao International Airport (GIG) anytime on Day 1, and depart out of Eduardo Gomes International Airport (MAO) after 1pm on Day 8. See Day 8 of the itinerary for details on airport transfers.

Want us to advise on flights? Email us at info@damesly.com

Need to arrive a day early or depart a day late to accommodate your flight(s)? No problem! Let us know if you'd like us to arrange an additional hotel stay for you.

Weather: March marks the end of summer and the rainy season in Brazil - expect a tropical environment (i.e. warm + humid). Daily highs are generally in the mid 80s, with high humidity and a chance of rain.

Packing: Sun protection (hat/sunscreen/sunglasses), comfortable walking shoes, and lightweight, quick-drying clothing are a must for this trip. Additionally you’ll want a small backpack for personal items and protective clothing for rain + bugs in the Amazon.

Luggage allowance: One medium-size suitcase per person plus one piece of hand luggage.

For entry into Brazil, you'll need:

  • Passport (valid for the duration of stay)
  • No visa necessary (until April 10, 2025)
  • Travel Insurance*

*Note: We require proof of travel insurance for all international departures.

At Damesly, our goal is to connect women through beautifully curated travel experiences. 

Our trips feature a high level of customer support and a focus on cultural interaction and experiences. We’re dames who work hard, and travel often. So when you use your coveted PTO days, we want you to have the best trip possible! To do this, we hand-select boutique hotels based on location and service. We look for unique properties that we think of as hidden gems, which may or may not be 5-stars. Our itineraries offer a mix of adventure and relaxation. We’re not afraid to get a little dirty to have the most fun experiences, but if there’s an infinity pool or a great spa afterwards — we’ll meet you there!

Traveling the world comes with rewards and challenges. Our traveler is someone who is easy-going and open minded to new experiences and cultures, ready to get out of their comfort zone and understands that travel leads to personal growth, even on its toughest days. Join us if you’re adventurous, kind, open-minded and ready for the trip of a lifetime. 

On this tour to Brazil, you can expect a lively atmosphere, a fair amount of walking and activity, and a robust schedule. Though we are traveling together and with a local guide, in Rio de Janeiro specifically, you'll need to be mindful of your surroundings as we are visiting during Carnival - essentially one big giant street party. The evening we visit the Sambadromo to see the parade, will be a late night ending around midnight (which is why we made the morning a free morning!) This tour also includes one domestic flight to Manaus, where we will explore the Amazon. Our goal is to show you multiple sides to beautiful Brazil.

Will you match me?
Of course! If you choose a space in a shared room but you're traveling solo, we will do our best to pair you with a roommate. Roommates are matched based on arrival time and perceived compatibility. Sharing a room is a great way to save costs, and make a new friend! However, we ask you to approach the situation with an open mind, some grace, and maybe a little humor.

While 99% our travelers are amazing, we can't guarantee that you'll hit it off with your roommate, or that your sleeping styles will be compatible.

Is sharing right for you?
If you are a light sleeper, get easily irritated or just know that you need your own space, sharing a room might not be for you. Likewise, if you know that you snore, sleep with a CPAP machine or have other health conditions, sharing a room might not be the best fit.

What if I don't get along with my roommate?
If you've tried but you absolutely can't get along with your roommate and need to separate, your trip leader will either swap things around, or, attempt to get you your own room. If the latter, additional charges will incur.

What if I book a double room, and you can't match me?
We book a certain amount of hotel rooms before any tour, and are bound by their rules. In the event that we cannot find a roommate for you before the tour, and your room converts to a single room, there may be additional charges.

Small group trips require at least 4 people to run. We will confirm as soon as possible when the trip has met its minimum; up to 60 days before departure. For this reason, we recommend waiting until after a trip has been confirmed to purchase airfare. Any tour can be converted to a private departure when a trip does not meet its minimum. Additional costs may incur. Alternatively, apply your credit to any small-group tour departing within 12 months. 

When you book a tour with us, our team will create a customer portal for you, where you can make payments towards this tour at your leisure. 

If you’d prefer, we can create a payment schedule for you, just let our accounting team know (accounting@damesly.com) Tours must be paid in full 60 days before departure. 

This tour to Brazil must be paid in full by December 30, 2024. See our cancellation policy here.

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