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The largest of all the Latin American countries, Brazil covers nearly half the entire continent of South America. The Amazon River, running across the entire width of Brazil, is the world's largest river in terms of volume. As it thunders towards the Atlantic Ocean, the Amazon passes through the largest rainforest in the world, many tracts of which are still unexplored and home to the greatest number of biological organisms on earth. Further south are the Iguazu falls, the most voluminous waterfalls in the world. Lying on the borders of Brazil and Argentina, the colossal cascades are perhaps the most amazing site on the continent.
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Description

A trip through magnificient Rio de Janeiro, combined with the Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile

Quick Itinerary

Rio de Janeiro (4n) + Foz do Iguacu (3n) + Buenos Aires (4n) + Santiago de Chile/Valparaiso (3n)

ITINERARY
Day 1: Rio de Janeiro

Arrival to Rio de Janeiro and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to discover the city or enjoy your first day on the beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro.

Rio de Janeiro is green hills, blue sky, beautiful bays, islands and marvelous beaches. It is the second biggest city in Brazil (after Sao Paulo) and, certainly, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Beach hotels are situated along the whole perimeter of Guanabara Bay and, if you are staying in one of these hotels, the beauties of Rio de Janeiro are open for you all the time. The most popular beaches - Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, are famous for their black and white tiled promenade. From early morning to late in the night you can see people playing soccer and volleyball on the golden sand of the beaches. For those who prefer active holidays, Rio offers opportunities to practice almost any sport: golf, tennis, surfing, rafting, diving, delta flight and many others. Numerous cafeterias are open on the beach and will offer you refreshing coconut water, freshly squeezed juices and other drinks. You can also see presentations of local musicians on the beach playing all kinds of music.

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro (B)

City Tour and Sugar Loaf
After breakfast you have the chance to go on a half-day excursion to the Sugar Loaf. The first stop is the Urca Mountain, with a wide viewing area that also offers the possibility to have a snack in the restaurant on top of the mountain. On the mountain of Sugar Loaf you will have a beautiful view of Rio, Copacabana beach, the bay, the surrounding mountains, islands in the ocean, bridge Niteroi, and the statue of Christ on Corcovado Mountain. After going down by cable car, the tour continues by car to the central regions of the old town of Rio where you can admire several old churches, monasteries, the main cathedral of the city as well as buildings in colonial style. Duration: 4 hours, Private with Guide

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro (B)

Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer Statue
After breakfast we set off on a tour through the city. Arriving at the station, the environmentally friendly train will take us through the jungle to the top of Corcovado. On both sides of the railway you will have spectacular views of Tijuca forest, inhabited by monkeys and other exotic animals and birds. On top of Corcovado, at an altitude of 700 m above sea level, you will stand in front of the symbol of Rio de Janeiro- Statue of Christ the Savior (38m) that was built in 1931. From top of Corcovado, you have a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and its surroundings like the Bridge Niteroi, Guanabara Bay, the Botanical Garden, the Maracana stadium and the Sugar Loaf. Duration: 4 hours, Private with Guide

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro – Foz do Iguazu (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport with driver only. Flight to Foz do Iguacu. Arrival in Foz do Iguacu airport. Meeting at the airport with your driver, who will drive you to your Hotel.

At the big waterfalls of Foz de Iguazu you can find the border triangle with Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. A former frontier military outpost, construction and tourism led to development and growth in the area. The Iguacu Falls receive their name from the Caigangues Indian word meaning 'great waters'. The falls are formed by the Iguacu River and consist of 275 separate falls; they are surrounded by the virgin jungle of Iguacu National Park which is home to about 2000 species of flora and 400 bird species (including parrots and toucans). The highest fall, the 'Garganta do Diabo' (Devil's Throat) reaches 70m (230ft), which is one and a half times the height of the Niagara Falls. Besides taking in the stunning view from one of the many "catwalks" visitors may try rafting or take a spectacular boat ride through the falls.

Day 5: Foz do Iguazu (B)

Today after the breakfast in your hotel, you will visit the Brazilian side of the magnificent Iguaçu Falls . Following the walkways which border the canyon of the Iguassu River, you will enjoy the sight of hundreds of small waterfalls. At the end of this Trail you will arrive right in front of the huge and impressing Devils Throat, the strongest and most powerful of all waterfalls. You will feel the waterfalls with the splashing water around you and the whole area around is full of beautiful rainbows. At the end of the tour your guide will drop you off at your Hotel.

Excursions with additional charge: Great Adventure Boat Trip

The Great Adventure takes you to meet the Iguazu Falls from a new point of view, but no less entrancing. It all starts with a wonderful track by the Iguazú National Park. A walk six miles through the fully motorized Yacaratiá Sendero, which will take you from a subtropical vegetation, where flora and fauna coexist in harmony. Multilingual guides pass information about the curiosities of the jungle. At the end of this wonderful journey you find Puerto Macuco. It's a ride in a special and very safe boat, passing true the island Isla Martín. The boat then on a superspeed takes you directly into the falls! Sparks of water and the adrenalin felt cannot be described in words and has to be felt! And yet you have the privilege of passing very close to the famous Garganta del Diablo.

Helicopter flight over the Waterfalls

The tour takes you for flying over the words’ widest falls!
The picture is stunning, and the tourist will get the best photographs of this nature show. The flyby allows the visitor to have a sense of the scale of the landscape, making the most different emotions arise.

Day 6: Foz do Iguazu (B)

After breakfast in your hotel, our guide will pick you up for a full day adventure to the Argentinian Side of the Iguazu National park. The Argentinean side is very different from the Brazilian one; there are the three trails leading you through the nature in the park:

The Lower Circuit: At a length of 1,700 meters, runways venture into the lush jungle to take direct contact with the breaking of the Dos Hermanas, Chico and Ramirez falls. Walking down a runway you can be at the foot of a huge seawall water which is the fall of Salto Bosetti and you will enjoy the steep falls in the Saltos Alvar Nuñez, Elenita and Lanusse.

The Upper Circuit: a walk of 1,300 meters, elevated runways will take you on the fall line of several major jumps, reaching the edge thereof. It provides an overview of the whole area from a greater height.

The Devil's Throat: Accessed through the Rainforest with the Ecological Train arriving at the Devil's Throat Station. From there, after a 1,000 meters walk, you will reach the enormous 'Devil's Throat'.

You will walk around next to the falls to have a close look of the falls. You can feel the strength of the water and enjoy the 55.500 hectares of natural beauty!
In the evening your driver will drive you back to your hotel.

Day 7: Foz do Iguazu – Buenos Aires (B)

After your breakfast you will have a transfer out 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.

Buenos Aires is famous for being the birthplace of Tango. No doubt, this is the best city in the world for fans of this famous dance. In addition, you will certainly feel the extraordinary charm of this cosmopolitan city, with its famous palace Casa Rosada, the former port of Puerto Madero, quarter Caminito, Calle Florida, Boca junior football stadium, the cathedral, the National History Museum and the Botanical Garden. This multi-faceted city is so full of interesting places, which makes it impossible to list them all.

Day 8: Buenos Aires (B)

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at your hotel for a half day city tour in Buenos Aires.
This panoramic tour will take you through the highlights of South America's most European and cosmopolitan city. We'll drive along 9 de Julio Avenue where the renowned Colón Theater and the Obelisk, symbols of the city, are located. We'll visit Plaza de Mayo, surrounded by important historic buildings like the Casa Rosada, the Cathedral and the City Hall. We'll also visit Plaza San Martin, Alvear and Plaza del Congreso. The tour will drive us along the old fashion Avenida de Mayo and the dynamic Avenida Corrientes. Explore neighborhoods filled with colour and history, such as La Boca and San Telmo, and the sumptuous neighborhoods of Palermo, Recoleta and the modern Puerto Madero, a busy gastronomic and entertainment area. Return to hotel and overnight.

Day 9: Buenos Aires (B)

Today you will embark on the Tigre tour with an English speaking group. Leaving the city by the North Coastline Avenue, we will watch the outstanding view of one of the widest rivers on the world, Rio de la Plata. Being outside the city, we will go along Del Libertador Avenue, edged with ancient trees, beautiful houses where the aristocratic families used to live during the summer. Arriving to San Isidro neighborhood, the fruit trees located at the sidewalks show evidence that hundreds of farmers founded this area 300 years ago. Free time stop to visit the main Square (Plaza Mitre), San Isidro Cathedral and the handicraft market. Once more we will get on the bus to go to Tigre neighborhood, our last destination. Tigre is a Natural Paradise with rivers, river branches and islands, which is impossible to be accessed by car. That is why we will take one of the typical boats for an hour journey along the main rivers and also along their narrow branches which are the most interesting places to visit. A natural area chosen as a touristic destination by the aristocratic families in the past it is at present the perfect place for all social classes. Once the trip by boat is over, we take the bus back to Buenos Aires City. Return to hotel and overnight.

Excursion with additional charge Tango Show & Dinner

Tango is still very much alive. A good way of feeling its spirit is visiting one of the restaurants that offers tango shows of a high level, to enjoy tango´s sensual magnetism taken to the stage by some of the best dancers, singers and musicians in Buenos Aires.
After a delicious dinner, you will follow a spectacular presentation of acclaimed popular and sensuous Tango, performed by the world's best. It is the music of Buenos Aires par excellence.

Day 10: Buenos Aires (B)

Free day at your leisure to discover the city on your own.

Excursion with additional charge Full day tour in Montevideo from Buenos Aires

A driver will take you to the port of Buenos Aires, where you will pick up 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 walk covers the most important points of the city's Old Town and new residential neighborhoods. Inside the old city is visited: Independence Square, where the old Citadel Gate (Montevideo was a fortified city), then comes Matrix Square where the Montevideo Cathedral, The Cabildo, Plaza Zabala and Teatro Solis, all these pieces of history of the city. Then it’s the Palacio Salvo, the 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. The return is by the coast to the center of Montevideo.
At the end of the tour, you will get back to port to take a ferry boat back to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, only a driver will take you to your hotel.

Fiesta Gaucha Santa Susana

Estancia Santa Susana is located in Los Cardales, 80 kms North of Buenos Aires. Upon arrival you will be received 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.
This is full day tour runs from Tuesdays to Sundays.

Day 11: Buenos Aires – Santiago de Chile (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the international airport to take your flight to Santiago de Chile. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

Santiago de Chile has very interesting historical, residential and business districts. Take a walk through the historic center and you will see the Plaza de Armas with a monument dedicated to the founder of the city - Pedro de Valdivia, as well as the monument called "Freedom America" and a monument to the first Chilean Cardinal - Jose Maria Caro. Furthermore you can have a look at the Presidential Palace of La Moneda, which is the largest neoclassical building as well as the Cathedral and the Central Post Office building.

Day 12: Santiago de Chile (B)

Today you will go on a city tour to the most interesting sights in Santiago, beginning with the historic downtown district, visiting Main Square, Cathedral, Post Office Headquarters, and Santiago City Hall. We will also see the Government House “La Moneda”. Afterwards, we will take you to East Santiago, where you may appreciate modern buildings, with offices, apartments, shopping centers and restaurants. Return to hotel and overnight

Day 13: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar (B)

Breakfast in the hotel. Full-day tour to Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, visiting Quinta Vergara Amphitheater, where the International Song Festival of Viña del Mar is held every year, San Martin Avenue, Peru Avenue, Sotomayor Square, El Peral Funicular, and Yugoslav Corridor. Return to Santiago and overnight.

Day 14: Santiago de Chile (B)

Today you will be transferred to the international airport to board your flight back home.

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PRICES

Tour price in 4 star hotels: US$3250.00 per person (Copacabana Praia, Viale Cataratas, Dazzler San Telmo, Torremayor Lyon)

Tour price in 5 star hotels: US$3895.00 per person (Hilton Copacabana, Mabu Thermas Gran Resort, Intercontinental, Plaza San Francisco)

WHAT IS INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED
Included in Cost:

  • Accommodation at suggested hotels on program or similar, including breakfast
  • Tours according to the Program in Private and Group service with English Speaking Guide
  • All transfers airports/ hotels/ airports in private with Driver only

Additional Charges:

  • Optional excursions
  • Meals & beverages not mentioned
  • International flights
  • Flights: Rio de Janeiro – Foz do Iguacu – Buenos Aires – Santiago de Chile