10 Days, 2 Countries, 6 Cities will be covered on this leisurely South America trip. It gives you Sugarloaf Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer statue and Iguassu Falls by day, with Samba fun in Rio and Tango in Buenos Aires by night.
You'll enjoy Insider moments like… learning to mix the perfect caipirinha-Brazil's citrusy national drink-as you enjoy a barbecue night at a local churrascaria, tasty barbecued meats and freshly made cocktails.
Days 1-4 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
You’ll be transferred to the Windsor Atlantic hotel, overlooking the Copacabana Beach and just minutes from downtown Rio. You’ll spend the next 4 nights here.
The next 3 days will include exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city cathedral. You’ll ascend Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding bay and city views.
You’ll also have the chance to board a classic cogwheel train for the journey to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
There’s lots of leisure time here to enjoy the song-inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. You’ll also learn how to mix the perfect caipirinha, Brazil's national cocktail, and indulge in a traditional barbecue Regional Meal at a local churrascaria.
Day 5-7 Iguassu Falls
You’ll head to the Iguassu fall, straddling the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay and transfer to the Wish Resort Golf Foz do Iguassu for 2 nights.
And its not just about the falls, there’s lots of free time here to swim in the Atlantic and visit a Samba school to see how the school operates and prepares for Carnival week. See Carnival props and if you desire, join a Samba dance lesson. Then you’ll take a flight to magnificent Iguassu Falls, straddling the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iguassu National Park boasts one of the world's largest and most impressive waterfalls and is home to many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna.
Enter Iguassu National Park and explore the Brazilian side of the cascades with a Local Specialist, including a scenic walk through the rainforest to the base of the falls.
Take advantage of your resort's amenities during your leisure time. Choose from a variety of optional experiences, including a jetboat ride to the base of the falls, helicopter flightseeing or a visit to a tropical bird reserve that is home to more than 500
Cross the border into Argentina for a walk along a scenic catwalk to view the thunderous Devil's Throat Falls with a Local Specialist. Ride in an open air ecological jungle train for a different perspective of the mighty cascades.
Days 8-10 Buenos Aires, Argentina
You’ll fly to Buenos Aires from Iguassu Falls and spend these last two nights at the InterContinental Buenos Aires. Its perfectly located near major cultural attractions such as museums, theatres, traditional coffee shops and famous neighbourhoods such as San Telmo and Florida Avenue.
Embark with a Local Specialist on a guided tour of the passionate city where the Tango was born. See the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings; the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca; San Telmo and lovely Palermo, home to fashionable cafés and verdant parks. Stare in awe at the famous Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires. Lastly, visit the Recoleta Cemetery, where Argentina's former first lady, Eva Peron (Evita), is buried. You’ll also spend an evening watching the best Tango dancers in Buenos Aires perform, a Cultural Insight, and experience the passion and power of the traditional Tango, the most representative and beloved music in Argentina.
Relish in lots of time at your leisure to pursue your own interests in the 'Paris of South America'. Delve into one of the country's finest museums at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, set in a lovely park in the Recoleta neighbourhood. If you'd like to experience a different side of Argentina, choose an optional trip into the countryside to a traditional estancia (ranch); share a drink with the local gauchos (cowboys), learn about their lives and marvel at their consummate horsemanship during a lively equestrian show before sitting down to a traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch.
Your last night you’ll enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest Farewell Dinner experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family who are long-time residents of this now-trendy neighbourhood. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes in the kitchen and discover the secrets of kneading country bread. Watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of typical Argentinian crafts. Spending time with this family will be an experience you won't soon forget.
Impressions of South America
10 Days – 2 Countries – 3 Cities
Depart Feb 1- 10, 2018
Early Payment Discount – Book by January 11
CDN/person double land only
✓9 nights accommodation
✓9 full breakfasts, 4 dinners and 1 lunch
✓All transportation on trip