South America Samba

South America Samba

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South America Samba

9 Days Starting in Rio De Janeiro and ending in Buenos Aires

Visiting: Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires

Tour operator:

Costsaver

Tour code:

VBARM19

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

From:
$2125
$1808 (USD) Operator discount: $266 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $51 -15%
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Tour Overview

Two of South America’s most vibrant and sultry countries await you on South America Samba. Starting in the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ of Rio, ride the cog railway to Christ the Redeemer and join an optional cruise around Guanabara Bay, then experience the sheer force of nature at Iguassu Falls, the world’s largest series of waterfalls. Country hop to Argentina for big steaks, fiery tango and a slice of gaucho living, letting the passion and charm of Buenos Aires work its way into your heart.

Highlights

  • 8 Breakfast (B)

  • 3 Dinner (D)

  • : Explore iconic sights such as Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches, Christ the Redeemer and the stunning Tijuca Forest from your cogwheel train

  • Iguassu Falls: Step out onto catwalks along the world's widest cascading waterfalls and be awed by Devil's Throat before boarding your jungle train through the sub-tropical Iguassu National Park.

  • : Discover Recoleta Cemetery, the Plaza de Mayo and 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest avenue in the world before being whisked away to your dinner and Tango show, where you travel back to the glory days of this colorful city

  • : All internal air included in trip cost

  • : An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • : Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • : Many meals included

  • : Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

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Day 1: Arrive Rio De Janeiro (3 Nights)
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Accommodation: Mirador Rio Copacabana Hotel

Golden swathes of famous coastline and a certain joie de vivre will welcome you in vibrant Rio de Janeiro. Energy pulses through every pore of this passionate and fun loving city, flooding from the favelas to the football fields and in the infectious samba rhythm. Settle in to your hotel before meeting with your Travel Director this afternoon. Then, if you'd like, hit the sands of Copacabana to watch the sun set whilst you sip your fresh coconut water.

Day 2: Rio De Janeiro Sightseeing And Free Time
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Accommodation: Mirador Rio Copacabana Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

The picturesque Cosme Velho district will be your first stop today, where 1920’s neocolonial buildings will surround you as you board the Corcovado Rack Railway, an old cogwheel train. Hopping on board you’ll wind your way through the Tijuca Forest to the very top of Mount Corcovado, standing in awe as you catch a first glimpse of the 30 metre high Christ the Redeemer. The undisputed icon of Rio, this magnificent art deco statue is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and offers the best vantage point of the ‘Marvellous City’ stretching out below. Take your time exploring here before heading on to visit lively Copacabana and beautiful Ipanema, Rio’s best beaches. Tonight, celebrate the culture of South America at the Carretão Ipanema Churrascaria. Distinctly a South American style rotisserie, it owes its origins to the fireside roasts of the gauchos of southern Brazil traditionally from the Pampa region, centuries ago.

Day 3: Rio De Janeiro Free Time
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Accommodation: Mirador Rio Copacabana Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Waking up to your final full day in Rio, today is free to explore your way. For those keen to get a closer look, you could also opt for a half day city tour of Rio which includes ascending the Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car for absolutely stand out views.

Day 4: Rio De Janeiro – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights)
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls
Accommodation: Viale Cataratas Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Leaving the colourful costumes and infectious rhythms of Rio behind, this morning you’ll head to the airport to catch your flight to Iguassu Falls. Words can’t really describe the magnificence of the world’s largest series of waterfalls (275 to be exact), which straddle the border between Argentina and Brazil and are surrounded by lush expanses of national park. Settle in to your hotel this afternoon and spend the evening relaxing, no doubt bubbling with excitement for the natural spectacle that tomorrow will bring.

Day 5: Iguassu Falls And Free Time
Location: Iguassu Falls
Accommodation: Viale Cataratas Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Pack your raincoat and your sense of adventure this morning as you’re off to visit the Iguassu National Park, entering on the Brazilian side of the falls. You’ll be venturing down to the ominously named and utterly exhilarating Devil’s Throat, the tallest and most impressive of Iguassu’s waterfalls. Remember that raincoat? Now’s the time to use it! This afternoon keep the adrenalin levels high on an Optional Experience^ where you'll take an open-air tram through the jungle to the Macuco Falls, and then board a custom designed inflatable motorboat for a high intensity ride to the base of the falls. If keeping things a little more sedate is more your style, opt to visit a bird park where you can spot more than 150 different species of birds.

Day 6: Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires (3 Nights)
Location: Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires
Accommodation: NH City
Meals Included: Breakfast

Country hopping between Brazil and Argentina, today you’ll cross the Tancredo Neves Bridge, otherwise known as Fraternity Bridge, to explore the Argentinian side of the falls. Adding a new stamp to your passport as you cross through customs, you’ll drive through the lush and wildlife rich Argentinian Iguassu National Park to reach the falls and cascades which are equally as impressive from this side of the border. Boarding the open sided and near silent Ecological Jungle Train which is every bit as scenic and sensual as it sounds, you’ll pay a second visit to Devil’s Throat before heading to the airport to catch a flight to passionate, sexy, European influenced Buenos Aires.

Day 7: Buenos Aires Sightseeing And Free Time
Location: Buenos Aires
Accommodation: NH City
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Waking up in sultry Buenos Aires this morning is a prospect that should fill you with excitement. This meat loving, tango obsessed capital city is a mix of sultry charm and gritty splendour, with European inspired buildings and street art pops from every corner. Dive in to all Buenos Aires has to offer on a sightseeing tour that will visit 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest avenue in the world, outstanding Colon Theatre, Plaza de Mayo, Metropolitan Cathedral and San Telmo, the oldest district in the city. Finishing up in colourful and charming La Boca you’ll then have time to explore by yourself this afternoon before dressing up in your South American finest for a night of Argentinian steak and classic tango, accompanied by a spectacular live orchestra.

Day 8: Buenos Aires Free Time
Location: Buenos Aires
Accommodation: NH City
Meals Included: Breakfast

Make the most of your free day in Buenos Aires joining one of our many optional experiences. One option is to head out into the glorious pampas (grasslands) surrounding Buenos Aires to visit a working ranch to learn more about the gaucho culture, enjoying folk music, traditional dances and carriage rides before rounding off the experience with a juicy BBQ lunch. You also have the option of visiting the lush countryside region of Tigre Delta, which offers a laid-back vibe and a chance to see a different side of Argentine life. Or, soak in another type of culture with a visit to “El Querandi,” a house in the historical district considered a living testimony of the city for a wine tasting. You can also join an Argentinean Culinary Experience making your own empanada and sampling Argentinean steak. Lastly, take a lesson in the iconic tango.

Day 9: Depart Buenos Aires
Location: Buenos Aires
Meals Included: Breakfast

Two countries and one New Wonder of the World later, your trip will finally come to an end this morning. Leaving with priceless memories, a wealth of new knowledge and a wonderful group of new friends you’ll make your way to the airport, or if you still feel like the sultry charm of Buenos Aires still has more to give, why not extend your trip for a few more days.

What's Included

  • All internal air included in trip cost

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • Many meals included

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries

  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

  • City orientation tours

  • Extensive variety of Choice Optional Experiences

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    The beauty and joy of taking a guided vacation with Costsaver is that you get to meet, travel and make friends with people from all over the world.

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    Costsaver is part of The Travel Corporation, which has been in business for over 100 years.

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    Costsaver is proud to be a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation started in 2008. To date the charity has donated over US$2 million to assist underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism initiatives around the globe.

Reviews of this Operator

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ONE OF MY BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCES IN MY LIFE!

12-Jan-2023

Travel Director Alberto and Driver Victor were providing excellent services and amazing travel experiences. Since I came back I strongly recommended to all my contacts how impressed I am with your Professional Team.

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Definitely recommend

14-Dec-2022

Trip was planned well and the experience was great. Would definitely recommend and do another

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Best trip ever!

20-Jan-2023

Our trip was absolutely outstanding, organized and just plain fun. Agnes is a wonderful tour-guide, knowledgeable and we never had to worry about anything. And Frank, our bus driver, always had a smile and gave us the smoothest bus ride ever! And I've been on buses around the world... If we ever go again (hopefully), Costsaver would be my first and only choice and hopefully we will get "team" Agnes and Frank again.

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05-Jan-2023

We have traveled to Europe many times but this time Spain was different. It was fantastic trip, our tour director was professional and informative.

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05-Jan-2024

Compacted tour everything you needed was taken care of excellent tour director Giuseppe and coach driver Bruno! Looked after all the time! Last hotel really excellent , first 2 not so good…

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No hesitation recommending Costsaver

17-Jan-2023

I had the time of my life. It was an incredible experience.

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Why I chose Costsaver

15-Jan-2023

1. The visited places were interesting. 2. A real value for money. 3. Super knowledgeable and friendly tour director 4. Secure and safe. 5. Comfortable bus. 6. Efficient hotel check-in experience. 7. Highly experienced driver. 8. Excellent coordination with hotels.

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    Up to 91 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 80% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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