Impressions of South America

Impressions of South America

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Impressions of South America

9 Days Starting in Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and ending in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Visiting: Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

LISAZM20

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

20 - 45

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Please advise request

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

From the vibrant shores of Ipanema to the thundering Iguassu Falls, South America waits! Your nine-day Amazon tour sees you going behind-the-scenes at Samba school in Rio, watching rivetted as dancers perform an unforgettable Tango performance in Buenos Aires, and admiring the vibrant colours and wildlife of UNESCO-listed Iguassu National Park.

Highlights

  • Explore Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires with a Local Specialist

  • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado, Iguassu Falls and Recoleta Cemetery

  • See Copacabana Beach and the Casa Rosada

  • View Devil's Throat Falls at the thundering Iguassu Falls

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive Rio De Janeiro
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
Meals Included: Welcome Reception

Launch your leisurely exploration of South America to the sultry beats of the Bossa Nova and Samba. A local host will take you to your hotel where you’ll enjoy superb ocean views of Copacabana beach and its beautiful people, just minutes from downtown Rio. This evening, we enjoy a festive Welcome Reception with our Travel Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2 : Rio De Janeiro Sightseeing And At Leisure
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
Meals Included: Breakfast

The rhythm of Rio is yours to explore this morning. Join your Local Specialist to delve into the captivating contrasts of Brazil’s cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city). See the 18th-century Carioca Aqueduct, colonial Candelaria Church, and the home of the Rio Carnival, the Sambodromo. Journey high above Guanabara Bay and summit Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for a 'pinch me moment' of inspiring bay and city views. Spend the evening at leisure.

Day 3 : Rio De Janeiro Sightseeing And At Leisure
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner, Regional

Hands outstretched, the iconic Christ the Redeemer welcomes you to the hunched outcrop of Corcovado, sharing his impressive panoramic view of a city that loves to celebrate. This afternoon, soak in the shores of Copacabana and Ipanema. Kick back and watch tanned sun-worshippers playing volleyball and sip a caipirinha or two, which you’ll learn to mix this evening, followed by a sizzling barbecue at a local churrascaria Regional Dinner. Bom proveito!

Day 4 : Rio De Janeiro – Iguassu Falls Connect With Locals
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Mercure
Meals Included: Breakfast

Journey into some of South America’s most beautiful natural landscapes taking a flight from Rio to Iguassu Falls, the UNESCO-listed magnificent falls that straddle the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls, 'Big Waters', in Iguassu National Park with a Local Specialist. Hike to the cascading falls through giant clouds and sprays of water feeling refreshed in the humidity. You’ll learn that while hot and humid, this lush micro-climate supports diverse fauna in its subtropical rainforest of over 2,000 species of vascular plants. Conclude your day crossing the border to Argentina to your hotel.

Day 5 : Iguassu National Park Argentinian Side With Local Specialist
Location: Iguazu Falls
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Mercure
Meals Included: Breakfast

Get a different perspective of grandeur on the Argentinian side of the falls at the Devil's throat. Your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience finds you paying a visit to the Guarani community of Fortín M'bororé who open their doors to reveal the secrets of the jungle, their natural medicine, culture, songs, dances, crafts, philosophy and beliefs. Discover with the Guarani the "Spirit of the Trees", a walk where you learn to walk through the interior of the Jungle guided by aboriginal experts. This afternoon, join an optional experience on Gran Aventura boat tour or an Argentinean experience learning about Argentine culture, tasting local dishes in a five-course dinner, sampling four Argentinean wines and mingling with travelers from around the world.

Day 6 : Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires Dive Into Culture
Location: Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Alvear Art Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner, Regional

Take a flight from Iguassu Falls to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. Check into your hotel located in the heart of the cultural center at the historic Plaza San Martin and, with the rest of the day free, perhaps take a stroll around this upscale part of the city. This evening dive into culture watching the passionate fiery and precise steps of some of Buenos Aires most talented tango dancers. Here at El Viejo Almacen in the neighborhood of San Telmo, you’re in the most classic house of tango putting on shows since 1969 and preserving the architecture and atmosphere of Tango culture.

Day 7 : Buenos Aires Sightseeing And At Leisure
Location: Buenos Aires
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Alvear Art Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Take in the sights of Buenos Aires on a City Tour to the pink palace, cathedral and La Boca neighborhood. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and explore this exciting city on your own or join one of our tempting optionals. Head to the northern outskirts of Buenos Aires to the lush countryside of the Tigre Delta, a popular weekend getaway of scenery, summer residences, yachting and a chance to see another way of Argentine life. Or venture on a wine tasting trip to “El Querandi,” a big house located in the historical district and considered a living testimony of the city originally founded as a bar in 1920.

Day 8 : Buenos Aires At Leisure Connect With Locals
Location: Buenos Aires
Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel
Accommodation Name: Alvear Art Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Breakfast

Leave Buenos Aires to San Antonio de Areco, the heart of the “gaucho” traditions in the “pampas” region, for a tour along its quaint streets lined with silversmiths. Take part in a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience visiting a local project of the Local Association for disabled people who are keeping up the tradition of making the "alpargatas" shoes. Appreciate more artisans paying a visit to a local artisits studio observing how masterpieces are created. Cap off your day with a Be My Guest lunch, complete with sizzling asado steak, at a family-owned gaucho ranch where your watch cowboys show off the horsemanship accompanied by music and dance.

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

Our South America adventure comes to an end this morning. Say a fond hasta luego to Buenos Aires and newfound friends, transferring to the airport for your flight home or choose to extend your stay.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Fully Guided

    Yes, An expert Travel Director and professional Driver on this tour.

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary.

  • Transport

    A Trafalgar bonus all Intra-Air Flights: Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu and Iguassu to Buenos Aires, including porter service at all airports

What's Not Included

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  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, English speaking local tour guide on this tour.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above children are permitted on this tour.

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • What is the maximum group size?

    The maximum group size is 45 guests.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    With Trafalgar, guests will receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle, minivan or taxi between designated airports and Trafalgar hotels on the starting and ending day of their guided holiday. Guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled itinerary day may choose to purchase a private transfer through Trafalgar

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

Reviews of this Operator

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Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

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King Ng, Lafayette, California  

Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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Trusted Customer  

Best of Egypt

14-Jan-2023

We really did see the best of Egypt and beyond. Our tour guide, Mohammad, guided us through the rich history and the urban and rural life of such a unique and delightful country. We felt very safe and pampered.

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Marshal Daguio  

Wonderful Best Of Turkey

06-Nov-2021

It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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Barbara, Canada  

Irish Experience

09-Nov-2021

I am single and travel alone. I always feel secure and well-looked after when I travel with Trafalgar

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