Viewers will be taken on a journey with Beckham starting with beach footvolley in Rio and spending time with the Yanonami tribe in the Amazon Rainforest. And, if you fancy following in their footsteps, you can with Elegant Resorts.
Leading the Beckham party’s expedition is Raj Joshi who is the Expedition Leader of our partner 360 Expeditions and Raj will be making a couple of guest appearances in the show himself. For those inspired by the television programme, Raj is also offering a similar adventure departing in the new year − the perfect time to embark on your own personal challenge!
The expedition will guide you through the lush, tropical rainforest and enable you to delve into the local way of life and interact with indigenous people that have lived the same way for decades without succumbing to modern living. Fascinating! Combine this trip with the Rio Carnival and you have the best of both worlds, encapsulating the glamour and vibrancy of Rio De Janeiro with the serene natural beauty of the Amazon.
Here’s the sample itinerary:
Optional Rio Carnival
13 February 2015
Arrive in Rio De Janeiro
14-15 February 2015
Absorb the glitz and glamour of this famous carnival and perhaps attend the Copacabana magic ball which is one of the grandest balls and includes a host of local and international celebrities.
16 February 2015
Fly to Manaus. Transfer to a luxury hotel.
17-25 February 2015
Begin your journey into the ‘unknown’, escorted by your Expedition Leader and Local Guides featured in the BBC1 documentary. Your route through Brazil's Amazon Jungle is one that is exclusive and less travelled, offering opportunities to completely immerse yourself in your breathtaking and unique atmosphere of the most bio-diverse tract of tropical rainforest in the world. For those that wish, there are challenges awaiting whether by road, foot or water, while new skills can be learned from local inhabitants on how to live using the rich, bountiful resources that the tropical rainforest provides.
26 February 2015
Transfer back to Manaus to for a night in your luxury hotel.
27 February 2015
Fly from Manaus to Rio De Janeiro for the onward part of your journey, whether that’s your flight home, or further exploration of Brazil or South America staying at the luxury hotels featured by Elegant Resorts.