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2018 Luxury Carnival Brazil and Bolivia

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A superb combination of two very different Latin American countries, Brazil and Bolivia. Enjoy the spectacle of the world famous Rio Carnival with all its colour and party atmosphere followed by a visit to the UNESCO waterfalls of Iguazu. Finish the tour with a trip to the breathtaking salt lakes of Uyuni Bolivia, an amazing once in a lifetime trip of wonders

Quick Itinerary

Rio carnival - Iguazu - La paz - Uyuni Salt Lakes

14 Days / 13 Nights

ITINERARY
Day 1 February 04. Rio de Janeiro

Arrival in Rio. Reception and transfer to your hotel, the Copacabana Palace Hotel.

Day 2 February 05. Rio de Janeiro (B)

After breakfast, a half day private visit of the “marvelous city” including a sightseeing tour to Sugar Loaf Mountain. A two-stage cable car takes you to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain where you will enjoy a splendid view of Rio, Copacabana Beach, and Guanabara Bay. Return to your hotel.
A visit to one of the Samba schools. This is dependent on availaiblity as they are all preparing for the Carnival.

Meals: B

Day 3 February 06. Rio de Janeiro (B)

After breakfast, a private half day visit to Corcovado, the mountain home to the world famous, Christo de Redentor statue for a magnificent 360° panoramic view of Rio. After, a trip to the Tijuca forest, a luxuriant tropical forest only minutes away from this huge metropolis. The Tijuca Forest is considered the largest urban forest in the world. It has 330 square kms of preserved Mata Atlântica (Tropical Forest), the highest mountaintops of Rio, waterfalls and hidden caves. Return to your hotel.

Meals: B

Day 4 February 07. Rio de Janeiro - Samba Parade at the Sambodrome (B)

Free morning. Tonight is "The Parade'', the highlight of the Rio Carnival. This must-see show has made Rio de Janeiro the Carnival capital of the world. The Carnival world revolves around these two nights. The samba schools belonging to this group are especially magnificent and sumptuous. Ticket- Frisas 8 or 9A The two nights are similar in terms of set-up, 6 of the best 12 samba schools march on both Sunday and Monday. Doors open at 17:00, opening ceremony at 20:00, parades start at 21:00.
Roundtrip transfers included.

Meals: B

Day 5 February 08. Rio de Janeiro - Samba Parade at the Sambodrome (B)

Morning at leisure. Return for the second Parade of the Samba Schools.
Ticket- Frisas 8 or 9A. Roundtrip transfers included.

Meals: B

Day 6 February 09. Rio de Janeiro - Iguazu Falls (B)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Iguazu. Arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel, the Belmond Das Cataratas. Free day.

Meals: B

Day 7 February 10: Rio De Janeiro - Iguazu (B)

After breakfast, a private half day excursion to the Brazilian side of the falls, the fabulous UNESCO World Heritage Iguazu falls, the most voluminous falls in the world and more than three times the width of the Niagara Falls. The falls lie on the three borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.

Meals: B

Day 8 February 11: Iguazu Argentinean side (B)

After breakfast, we cross the border for a full day excursion. Ride on the Great Aventura, zodiac boats which go nearly under the falls themselves. Transfer to your hotel on the Argentinean side, the Sheraton.

Meals: B

Day 9 February 12. Iguazu - Buenos Aires - La Paz (B)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Buenos Aires and connect with your flight to La Paz via Lima.

Meals: B

Day 10 February 13. La Paz (B)

Arrive to La Paz early in the morning (01.20) and transfer to your hotel, the Camino Real Suites. Free day to rest. Today we recommend a city tour of the highest capital city in the world. Ask for prices and details.

Meals: B

Day 11 February 14. La Paz - Uyuni - Ojo de Perdiz (B, L & D)

Very early transfer to the airport for the 6.30am flight to Uyuni. Arrival at 07.15 and pick up for the start of the Salares de Uyuni tour. We start with a visit to the train cemetery followed by the villages of Alota and Kulpina K, the mining town of San Cristobal and the valley of rocks, famous for its gigantic rock formations. Lunch on route. Arrive to Ojo de Perdiz, Dinner and accommodation at Hotel Tayka del Desierto.

Meals: B, L & D

Day 12 February 15. Ojo de Perdiz - Red Lagoon - Green Lagoon - Ojo de Perdiz (B, L & D)

Breakfast. Visit the Siloli Desert where it is possible to see an interesting rocky formation known as Stone Tree. On this interesting journey passengers will be able to observe the famous llamas, vicuñas and a particular rodent known as viscacha. Enter to the National Reserve of Andean Fauna Eduardo Avaroa and visit the Red Lagoon that is very impressive for its red colour, due to a fine reddish sediment accumulation in the surface, as well as the pigmentation of certain type of seaweed. This lagoon is populated by 3 species of flamingoes (among them the famous James). The trip continues towards Sol de Mañana (Morning Sun), this is a place where it is possible to appreciate fumes, geysers and volcanic holes. This landscape reminds us of the origins of the earth. The final part of the descent leads us to the Green Lagoon, an impressive aquatic mirror that resembles a giant emerald with a particular brightness in the mornings and afternoons; its color is due to the high magnesium content in the water. In the proximities of this lagoon, the Licancahur Volcano is located at (5,868 meters above see level) Box lunch and return to Ojo de Perdiz. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Tayka del Desierto

Meals: B, L & D

Day 13 February 16. Ojo de Perdiz - Colchani (B, L & D)

Breakfast. Depart from Ojo de Perdiz towards Uyuni, on the way visit the Cañapa, Hedionda, Honda, Chiarkhota and Ramaditas lagoons, Ollagüe´s viewpoint and the Incahuasi Island. It is located in the heart of the salt flat and is the greatest of a group of islands that represents an isolated ecosystem. The island is populated with a cacti species that measures up to 12 meters high (26.25 feet), providing an impressive view. Lunch and continue to Colchani.
Dinner and overnight stay at salt hotel.
In the rainy season from November to March, the salt flat could be flooded in that case passengers will visit the train cemetery, the Colchani village where it is possible to observe the extracting salt process by hand. Visit the salt eyes, impressive for its geology and cross the salt flat as much as possible to enjoy a beautiful landscape. The entire salt flat is completely covered with water and it becomes in a white giant mirror where the sky is reflected perfectly and everything seems to be floating in the air. This scenery is a paradise for photography lovers because of the effects that can be achieved. Box lunch is served in the middle of the salt flat. In the afternoon return to hotel.
It is advisable to wear sandals to enjoy the warm water of the salt.

Meals: B, L & D

Day 14 February 17. Colchani - La Paz (B)

Transfer to airport for the return flight to La Paz.

Meals: B

WHAT IS INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED
Our Price Includes:

  • City accommodation at luxury hotels with private bathroom, including breakfast.
  • In the Salares, the lodges are simple with basic amenities with limited water and electricity.
  • Transfers in both group and private service
  • Tours and excursions as per itinerary with local English speaking guides in a combination of group and private service
  • Meals as per itinerary as indicated by B,L and D
  • All internal domestic tickets in Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina and the international flight Argentina to Bolivia
  • All entrance fees as indicated

Our price does not include:

  • International air tickets to and from South America
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary
  • Airport taxes
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc
  • Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident
  • Tips, baggage porterage and other extras not specified