Day 01 - Rio de Janeiro
Arrival day in Rio de Janeiro! A driver will be waiting for you at the international airport of Rio de Janeiro to transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to discover the city or enjoy your first day at the beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro.
Day 02 - Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast, our guide will take you to red beach (Praia Vermelha) from where we take a cable car up to the Urca mountain. From here an amazing view on Rio opens up before us. We take yet another cable car up the Pao de Acucar Mountain (Sugarloaf). From here we have a wonderful view of the city nestling between the mountains and the sea, and the sight of the sunny Copacabana beach is magical. After riding down the cable car, we will discover the historical part of Rio. At the end of the tour your guide will accompany you to the hotel.
Excursions with additional charge:
Rio by night Show
Starting with the pick up at the hotel, you will go to enjoy a fantastic brazilian show with dancers and musicians their typical coustumes and happy music. It will make you will want to come back and experience Carnival as well! At the end, you will be gtaken back to your hotel. Dinner not included.
You will enjoy spectacular views when you get in the helicopter at Sugarloaf. During the flight, you will discover magnificent sights below you, Praia Vermelha, Sugar Loaf, Copacabana, Ipanema & Leblon beaches, the huge statue of Christ and â€œLagoa Rodrigo de Freitasâ€.
Day 03 - Rio de Janeiro
Breakfast at the hotel.
Our guide picks you up at your hotel in the morning and takes you to the bottom of the Corcovado Mountain. Here you board the little train that takes you through tropical rainforest, passing tropical trees and exotic fruits. A short walk from the final station you find yourself at the foot of impressive Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor). Enjoy the spectacular views over Rio de Janeiro where you can see the Maracana Stadium, the sambodrome where the carnival takes place, city center with all the historical buildings and a lot more. At the end of the tour your guide will accompany you to the hotel.
Excursions with additional charge:
Petropolis - is a city located in the mountains 60 km from Rio de Janeiro. King Pedro II bought land here in 1830 and built a summer palace here to bring a sick daughter, especially for the hot weather. European founders of the city built a lot of buildings, which were of German architecture. At the Royal Palace many of antique furniture is preserved and household items of the royal family, which are now exhibited in the museum. It also stores jewelry, for example a gold crown with diamonds and pearls. Together with our guide you will visit the Gothic Cathedral, the burial of Princess Isabel, King Pedro II and his wife, and then go to the Royal Museum.
Within the Botanical Garden more than 7,000 species of plants are growing, including Imperial and surprisingly high palm trees and the most exotic and strange inhabitants of the Amazon Valley live there: The most famous plant is Victoria Regia, the giant water lily, with its huge floating leaves which bear the weight of up to five years old children.
Favela Tour - Rocinha
A Favela tour is an experience if you look for an insider point of view of Brazil. The tour introduces you to another Rio, within Rio city: the favela. There are close to 750 favelas in Rio. Mostly placed on former public areas on the hillsides, they are now home to 20% of Rio''s population, however they remain a mystery for most people who don''t live there. The tour is not only to explain about favelas, but to give you a whole new understanding about different aspects of Brazilian society.
You will go to the favelas of Vila Canoas and Rocinha, the largest one in the country. Picturesque from a distance, once closer they reveal their complex architecture, developing commerce and friendly people. Most Samba Schools participating in the Carnival parade come from favelas. The tour changes their reputation of areas related only to violence and poverty. Don''t be shy, you are welcome there, and local people support your visit. If you really want to understand Brazil, don''t leave Rio without having done the Favela tour.
Day 04 - Rio de Janeiro - Foz do Iguacu
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.
Today you will visit the Brazilian site of the magnificent IguaÃ§u Falls following the walkways which border the canyon of the Iguassu River. It is possible to observe hundreds of small waterfalls until ending up in front of the magnificent Devils Throat, the strongest and mightiest of all falls. The splashes coming from the falling water make you FEEL the falls grandeur and cover the sky with thousands of rainbows.
At the end of the tour your guide will accompany you to the hotel.
Day 05 - Foz do Iguacu
After the breakfast, your Guide picks you up at the hotel for a full day adventure in Foz do Iguacu. The Argentinean side is different from the Brazilian; you will walk on paths through the falls which give you the opportunity to have a look under the falls. You feel the strength of the falling water from up close and enjoy the 55.500 hectares natural park surrounding this spectacular beauty! Within the park, take the train to the marvelous devils throat the strongest of all the waterfalls. Stand directly above the falling water and admire the strength of this natural phenomenon. At the end of the tour your guide will accompany you to the 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 IguazÃº National Park. A walk six miles through the fully motorized YacaratiÃ¡ 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 MartÃn. 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 wordsâ€™ 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 06 - Foz do Iguacu - Buenos Aires
After your breakfast you will have a transfer out to 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 most colourful attraction is definitely the neighborhood of La Boca. Also worth a visit is the oldest building in Buenos Aires - City Hall Cabildo, where now it is a Museum, Presidential Palace, better known as the "Pink House", and, of course, Catholic churches. The most famous avenue â€œNinth of July, you will find the world''s largest shopping district.
Day 07 - Buenos Aires
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 ColÃ³n Theater and the Obelisk, symbols of our 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 colors and history, like 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 08 - Buenos Aires
Today you are going to have a 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, place of beautiful houses where the aristocratic families used to live during the summer. Reaching to San Isidro neighborhood, the fruit trees located at the sidewalks show evidence to us that hundred 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 in 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 reach by car. That is why we will take one of the typical trip boats for an hour journey along the main rivers and also along their narrow branches which are the most interesting places to visit there. A natural area chosen as a touristic destination by the aristocratic families in the past it is at present the perfect place for all the social classes. Once the trip by boat is over, we take the bus to go 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 an excellent level, to enjoy tangoÂ´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.
Tango is felt in the air of the city, the city breathes Tango!!
Day 09 - Buenos Aires
Free day at your leisure to discover the parts of the city you havenâ€™t seen till now or to simple relax.
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 its 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. 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 â€˜gauchoâ€™ 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 10 - Buenos Aires
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the international airport to take your departure flight on time.
The times for optional excursions will be adjusted to your wishes with best tour guides available for the day!
Praia Vermelha - Urca Mountain - Pao de Acucar - Copacabana Beach - Corcovado Mountain - Cristo Redentor - Maracana Stadium - Vila Canoas - Rocinha - Foz do Iguacu - YacaratiÃ¡ Sender - City Hall Cabildo - Museum - Presidential Palace - Pink House - Del Libertador - Montevideo Cathedral - The Cabildo - Plaza Zabala - Teatro Solis
Accommodation to suggested hotels on program or similar; Excursions described on program in private basis or regular services with an English speaking guide; All transfers airports/ hotels/ airports with Driver only.
Tour Does Not Include
Optional excursions; Meals & beverages not mentioned; International flight; Domest flights Rio de Janeiro
Foz do Iguacu
Buenos Aires not included *All the hotels can be substituted by a similar class hotel ** This programme availibility and prices will be confirmed upon booking