SOUTH AMERICA HIGHLIGHTS

10

DAYS

 

FROM $2795* pp dbl

HIGHLIGHTS

Rio de Janeiro City Tour • Copacabana Beach • Santa Teresa District • Corcovado Hill • Christ the Redeemer Statue • Sugar Loaf Tour • Brazilian BBQ Experience • Brazilian Falls National Park • Brazilian Bird Park • Iguassu Falls • Buenos Aires City Tour • Pampas Ranch Tour • BBQ Lunch & Gauchos Demonstration • Tango Folklore Show & Dinner

 

INCLUDES

9 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 15 Meals, Tour Director, Deluxe Motorcoach, Transportation, Sightseeing per Itinerary, Baggage Handling

TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL        EASY  1   2   3   4  ACTIVE

Day 1 - Overnight Flight to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Depart from the US on your overnight flight to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

 

Day 2 - Arrival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Arrive into Rio De Janeiro International Airport, meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel in Rio for a 3-night stay. Rio is famous for its breathtaking landscape, its laid back beach culture and its annual carnival. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers. (D)

 

Day 3 - Rio de Janeiro

After breakfast, depart on a Rio de Janeiro City Tour. Start at Copacabana Beach, and continue toward Rio’s major colonial buildings which are located downtown. Later pass another architectural relic, the Lapa Arches, originally constructed to serve as an aqueduct. Nearby visit Rio’s modern Cathedral. See the ‘15th of November’ Square filled with fine examples of French architecture including the Fine Arts Museum and the Banco do Brasil Cultural Center. Visit Marechal Floriano Square, also known as Cinelândia to see the best of late 18th century French style architecture in Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy lunch at a popular local restaurant. Later visit Corcovado Hill, situated in the largest urban forest in the world & where the statue of Christ the Redeemer is located. From Corcovado, see the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and the Botanical Garden. Enjoy the evening at leisure. (B,L)

 

Day 4 - Rio de Janeiro

This morning depart on a Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour. Sugar Loaf, with its unique location at the entrance of the Guanabara Bay, allows a close look at the city and its beaches from high above (1,200 ft.). The top is reached by a modern cable car ride from where you will enjoy limitless views over the city, its mountain range, the bay divided by the great bridge over to Niteroi and the ocean. Enjoy some time at leisure to enjoy this exciting city. Tonight enjoy an authentic Brazilian BBQ Experience. (B,D)


Day 5 - Rio de Janeiro–Foz do Iguaçu

Today transfer to the airport for your flight to Foz do Iguaçu. Arrive and transfer to your hotel for a 2-night stay in the Iguassu Falls area. One of the great natural wonders of the world, the Iguassu Falls are situated near the border of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. The area is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure before your included dinner. (B,D)


Day 6 - Iguassu Falls

Today depart for Brazilian Falls National Park. The tour starts with an opportunity to learn about the local ecosystem. From there the tour follows with a walk through the most important tracks in the park where you can enjoy fantastic views of Iguassu Falls. From the main lookout point, you will have unrivaled views of both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of the waterfalls. Later visit the Bird Park (Parque das Aves) to see three large aviaries and a butterfly house, in which guests can enter and be side by side with toucans, scarlet ibises, macaws, jays and thrushes. Tonight is at leisure to relax. (B)

Day 7 - Foz do Iguaçu - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Today cross the border into Argentina and travel up a scenic highway to the Argentinian Iguassu Park to visit the Argentinean Falls at Porto Canoas. Here you will have access to the very brink of the awe-inspiring Devil’s Throat, largest of the Argentinean Falls which includes the San Martin Falls. This afternoon, travel to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, the “Paris of South America,” birthplace of the tango, home to European-styled architecture and South American spirit. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for a 3-night stay and enjoy the evening at leisure.    (B)

 

Day 8 - Buenos Aires

Today enjoy a Buenos Aires City Tour. Your tour starts at Plaza de Mayo, the city’s foundational site and witness of the country’s political history. See the Pink House, the Presidential Palace, the Cabildo, town hall, and the Neoclassical-styled Metropolitan Cathedral, the final home of Argentina’s founding father, José de San Martín. Later visit San Telmo, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. From the 1970s, many artist and artisans came to San Telmo to set up their studios. Continue southwards to La Boca, one of the city’s most authentic and charming neighborhoods. It is a working class district, heavily shaped by Italian immigrants who came to the country during the last quarter of the 19th century. Here, we’ll make a special visit to the mythical Caminito Street, which sums up everything that gives La Boca its distinctive spirit: the strong passion for soccer, the heavy presence of art and color, and the tango-esque atmosphere. Enjoy some time at leisure. This evening join your fellow travelers at the La Ventana Tango, a traditional Tango Folklore Show & Dinner. (B,D)

 

Day 9 - Buenos Aires

Today discover the charm of the Argentine Pampas with a visit to a local estancia (ranch) outside of Buenos Aires where you will be welcomed with empanadas. Take a guided Ranch Tour to some of the attractions including the museum and church, before enjoying a horse-drawn carriage ride or going horseback riding to explore the grounds of the ranch. Back at the ranch, experience a delicious Argentinian BBQ Lunch & Gauchos Demonstration as the local cowboys show off their incredible ranch skills. Enjoy the late afternoon at leisure in Buenos Aires. This evening join your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner. (B,L,D)

 

Day 10 - Buenos Aires - Flight Home*

Transfer to the Buenos Aires airport for your flight home with wonderful memories of your travel experience to South America. (B)

 

†Land only rates do not include hotel transfers. Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers.

*On rare occasions, some return flights will arrive in the US on Day 11.

South America Highlights

Booking Discount Savings*

up to $200 per couple/

$100 per person

2019 Departure Dates

pp double**

March 11, 18

$2795

April 1

$2795

October 14, 28

$2795

2020 Departure Dates

pp double**

March 9, 16

$3625

October 12, 26

$3625

Single Room Supplement + ($700 - $750)

Triple Room Reduction  - ($50) per person

**Rates are Land only, rates include inner air tour per person

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* Booking Discount Details -  Make your Final Payment by check & receive $200 per couple/$100 per person savings on Air Inclusive Bookings. Land Only/Own Air Bookings receive
$100 per couple/$50 per person savings.

Accommodations

3 Nights -Americas Copacabana Hotel, Rio de   Janeiro, Brazil

2 Nights -Viale Cataratas Hotel, Foz do Iguaçu,   Brazil (Iguassu Falls Area)

3 Nights -Hotel Americas Towers, Buenos Aires,   Argentina

 

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