AUD 3771 / pp
28 February - 8 March 2020
Visit one of the most vibrant events in the whole Latin America - Rio De Janeiro Carnival, take a tour to the fascinating Iguazu Falls and enjoy the lively Argentinian capital Buenos Aires. 10 days full of music, dance, colors, new tastes and unforgettable emotions.
Day 1: Arrival at Rio de Janeiro
Upon arrival meet our driver to take a transfer to the hotel. Check in, time at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Rio de Janeiro and Carnival party
After breakfast in your hotel, you will head out on a trip to see the world-famous Christ the Saviour statue on top of Corcovado Mountain. A specially designed train will take you from the foot of the mountain along a winding road through the Tijuca rainforest where you will see some of the tropical wildlife such as toucans, monkeys and armadillos. Return to the hotel. Get ready for the Carnival party! You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Sambódromo, Rio’s stadium of samba. You may be taken back to the hotel at any time!
Day 3: Sugarloaf Mountain excursion and the cable car
After breakfast in your hotel meet the guide and take a cable car ride to Urca Mountain, the stop off between ground level and Sugarloaf. From there you can enjoy a smooth cocktail or sample some of Brazil’s many signature dishes. Once arriving to the top of Sugarloaf mountain you will see the captivating beauty of Rio from a different angle. After visit the Old Town and Centre with its colonial architecture, old churches. Overnight in the hotel
Day 4: Rio de Janeiro - The Iguazu Falls
After breakfast in your hotel meet our driver and take a transfer to the airport to take a flight to the Iguazu Falls. Arrival and meeting at the airport. Transfer with a driver to the hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 5: Tour to the Brazilian side of the falls
After breakfast in the hotel your driver will take you to the Brazilian side of the falls to explore the site from differents points. At the end of the tour, your guide will drop you off at your hotel (entrance ticket included).
Day 6: Tour to the Argentinian side of the falls
After breakfast at the hotel meet to explore the National Park from Argentinian side. After the tour you will have a transfer to the airport to take your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, a driver will be waiting for you to drive you to your hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 7: Buenos Aires city tour
After breakfast in your hotel start a sightseeing tour. Places to visit: Pink House, the Colon Theatre, the Obelisk in the middle of 9th of July Avenue, Boca (the birthplace of tango). Take a walk around the Caminito, Recoleta district with its chic bars and restaurants, the Plaza San Martín. In the evening enjoy an amazing Tango Show and Dinner performed by the best dancers, singers and musicians in Buenos Aires Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Buenos Aires
Free day at leisure in Buenos Aires. Breakfast at the hotel. Discover the capital on your own or take a full day tour to Montevideo (capital of Uruguay) or Tigre tour.
Day 9: Fiesta Gaucha day tour
After breakfast, head to Capilla del Señor town (85km from Buenos Aires) . You will visit one of the argentinian s rachos (Estancia) located in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. Upon arrival you will be greeted with a glass of Argentine wine and will be invited to taste "empanadas", typical small cakes with various options like meat, cheese & ham, chicken or vegetables. Whilst you enjoy horseback riding or just a relaxing stroll in the countryside and after visiting the ‘gaucho’ museum, a superb BBQ of premium beef will be prepared for lunchtime. After lunch an impressive folkloric dance and cowboys show will be presented before returning to Buenos Aires.
Day 10: Departure
You will be transferred to the airport to take your international flight back home.
Tigre is located 40 km from Buenos Aires. The town sits on an island created by several small streams and rivers. During the tour you will see the charming hystorical center of Tigre and take a boat ride around the town.
Full day tour in Montevideo
A driver will take you to the port of Buenos Aires, where you will take a ferry boat to Montevideo city by Colonia del Sacramento. Upon arrival at Montevideo, a guide will be waiting for you for a panoramic city tour. This walking tour covers the most important points of the city's Old Town and new residential neighborhoods. You will visit Independence Square with the old Citadel Gate, the Matrix Square, Montevideo Cathedral, The Cabildo, Plaza Zabala and Teatro Solis. Then you will see the Palacio Salvo, first high-rise building in the city, Plaza de El Entrevero, continuing to the Legislative Palace where the Uruguayan Parliament meets. The tour continues visiting the following suburbs: The Prado, with its ancient history which houses the Government House, the Parque Batlle, which runs the Estadio Centenario, La Carreta Monument and the residential neighborhoods of Carrasco and Pocitos. At the end of the tour, you will get back to port to take a ferry boat back to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival a driver will take you to your hotel.
Rio de Janeiro - Hotel Mirador Copacabana 4*: Standard Room - 3 nights
Foz do Iguazu - Hotel Viale Cataratas 4*: Luxe Room - 2 nights
Buenos Aires - Rochester Classic 4*: Standard Room - 4 nights
Breakfasts (Day 2- Day 10)
Wine tasting (day 9)
BBQ lunch (day 9)
Corcovado and the Christ the Saviour statue group tour
Sugarloaf Mountain group tour
Brazilian side of the Iguazu falls group tour
Argentinian side of the Iguazu falls group tour
Buenos Aires city tour group tour
Fiesta Gaucha day tour group tour
Optional group tours
Services of comfortable transportation, including airport - hotel - airport transfers
The transfers are private
Rio de Janeiro - Iguazu airfare (economy, baggage allowance 20kg) the price is subject to change
Iguazu - Buenos Aires airfare (economy, baggage allowance 20kg) the price is subject to change
24/7 phone/WhatsApp support line
Meet & greet by the guide at every location и farewell by the guide at every location
Travel tips online brochure
Corcovado Mountain train
Urca Mountain cable car
Tango show in Buenos Aires
Meals not mentioned
Optional tours and activities
Carnival in Brazil
Christ the Saviour statue
The Iguazu Falls
Legendary superb BBQ of premium beef
A traditional Argentinian ranch
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