Carnival Tour for 09 Nights / 10 Days


Highlights


Rio de Janeiro

Foz do Iguaç

Buenos Aires


Itinerary


Day 1: Rio de Janeiro
Take in the breathtaking view as your plane descends upon Rio de Janeiro–the 'Marvellous City' where rolling green hills, turquoise ocean, sandy beaches and high-rise urban development is all packedtogether in a unique blend of life and humanity. Your driver will take you from the airport to the hotel,during which time you can get a different perspective of the city, passing through the colonial stylebuildings and along the world-famous beachfront. The natural beauty of Rio is almost transcendentalandgives you a taste of the Amazon rainforest while still retaining everything that is so incredibleabout a Latin American city. A walk along the mosaic tiles of Copacabana reveals much about the lifeof a 'carioca' (Rio local)–a refreshing caipirinha asthe waves lap against the shore, a fiercely competi-tive game of foot volleyball, and thousands of beachgoers sunning themselves on the white sands. Youhave truly arrived in paradise
 
Day 2: Rio de Janeiro
Group tour to Corcovado and the Christ the Saviour statue After a delicious tropical breakfast in yourhotel, you will head out on a trip to see the world-famous Christ the Saviour statue on top of CorcovadoMountain. A specially designed train will take you from the foot of the mountain along a winding roadthrough the magical Tijuca rainforest where you will see some of the enchanting tropical wildlife onconstant display in Rio, such as toucans, monkeys and armadillos. At the summit of Corcovado, 700mabove sea level, proudly stands theiconic image seen around the world–a 38m high statue of Christthe Saviour. But that is not the only breathtaking thing about this place–when up close to the statueyou will be overwhelmed by the stunning panoramic view of the city, so high up it seemsas thoughyou are truly flying with the birds around you. From the far reaches of Guanabara Bay, to the MaracanãStadium, all along to Sugarloaf Mountain, Copacabana, Ipanema and Gávea Mountain, you can see thewhole of Rio de Janeiro. Get ready for the Carnival party! An incredible night of music, dance, colourand joy awaits you.
3/7You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Sambódromo, Rio’s stadium of samba. Thesamba schools parade down the avenue showing off their hip-swaying moves andelaborate costumes,along with flotillas often making humourous jokes about Brazilian politics. You may be taken back tothe hotel at any time, or not at all! Rio de Janeiro hosts one of the most famous and colorful festivals inthe world, which is considered the national cultural heritage of Brazil. Rio de Janeiro hosts one of themost famous and colourful festivals in the world, considered an essential part of Brazilian culture. Car-nival involves the best samba schools in Rio competing against each otherin huge parades to be crow-ned champion. Millions of Brazilians and tourists descend on Rio for one week of samba-fuelled par-ties, taking place all over the city. From Ipanema beach to Rocinha favela, people from all differentbackgrounds join toether to enjoy the hot summer sun and the joyous sound of samba. Don’t miss thisincredible cultural event!
 
 
Day 3: Rio de Janeiro
Sugarloaf Montain excursion and the cable car You will be taken to the mythical Sugarloaf mountain,protruding abruptly from out of the ground like an asteroid just fallen from space. A magnificent cablecar ride will take you up to Urca Mountain, the stop off between ground level and Sugarloaf. Fromthere you can enjoy a smooth cocktail or sample some of Brazil’s many signature dishes. Once arrivingto the top of Sugarloaf mountain you will see the captivating beauty of Rio from a different angle, Toyour left you can see Copacabana beach stretching off into the distance, and on the horizon the faintoutlines of Two Brothersand Gávea mountains. Below you is the quaint and intimate Red Beach, whileto your right you can see across Guanabara Bay to Niterói and, closer in, Rio’s Botafogo and centralneighbourhoods, with the unmistakable silhouette of Christ the Saviour casting its eternal gaze over thecity. This trip is essential to gain a different perspective on Rio, and to truly understand its beauty. Af-ter descending the mountain by cable car, you will head into the Old Town and Centre, where colonialarchitecture still remains and many old churches such as the Candelária are still in use. The cobbledstreets and bright colours are a stark contrast to the whitewashed, sun soaked streets of Ipanema but inmany ways are part of the authentic, nearly-forgotten Rio of old, and one can almost feel the hustle andbustle of hundreds of years ago when these streets were filled with merchants and citizens of the Portu-guese Empire
 
Day 4: Rio de Janeiro - Foz de Iguazu
After breakfast in your hotel your driver will take you to the airport where it is time to say goodbye tothe Marvellous City. However with the next stop being one of the natural wonders of the world, there isno time for tears. Board your flight to IguazuFalls. Arrival and meeting at the airport. Transfer with adriver to the hotel
 
Day 5: Foz de Iguazu
Tour to the Brazilian side of the falls After breakfast in the hotel your driver will take you to the Brazi-lian side of the falls. A tranquil and calming walk along the edge of the falls provides the most specta-cular view you have ever seen; over 250 overflowing with millions of gallons of water racing furiouslydown straight from the Amazon River. The sunlight flashing off the water has the mesmerising effectof creating hundreds of rainbows as far as the eye can see. It is almost hard to believe, such is the brea-thtaking beauty of the rainforest paradise. After taking in the incredible views, the path takes you to theeye of the storm, the largest waterfall in the park, The Devil’s Throat. Water crashes off an 80m cliffedge into the Iguazu River, but you have the chance to meet the water via a walkway that leads youinto the heart of the waterfall. Feel the power of the water as it surrounds youfrom all sides, beforeheading up a stairway to look down from above on the mother of all waterfalls. At the end of the tour,your guide will drop you off at your hotel (entrance ticket included). Excursions with additional charge
Optional: You will have the opportunity for an excursion to the Bird Park in the National Park of I-guazu. There you will see a vibrant spectrum of all manner of birdlife as you walk around the open-airenclosures, paying close attention to the chorus of birdsong above. (Price USD90Net P/P.) There willalso be the chance for a “Macuco Safari” trip through the jungle. Hop into the back of an open-toppedjeep and head out into the wilderness of the Iguazu National Park to witness first-hand the incrediblehappenings of nature. Your guides will explain to you the variety of flora and fauna on display. Keepan eye out for monkeys overhead! (Price USD150NET P/p) Once you reach the water you will boarda boat and set out on the Iguazu river towards the deep rumble of the falls in the distance. The high-speed boat will race through the cascading waterfalls and ensure you are soaked from head to toe! This ride really gets the adrenaline going, especially when you creep up to the earth-shattering power of the Garganta del Diablo, giving you an idea of the weight of water falling per second.
 
 
Day 6: Foz de Iguazu
Tour to the Argentinian side of the falls Wake up and have breakfast in your beautiful hotel. Today’stour will take you through the Argentinian side of the National Park. Often referred to as like being onstage compared to sitting in the audience from the Brazilian side, the Argentinian side allows you tofully interact with the falls as you walk across a spectacular maze of walkways over 3km long acrosstwo levels overthe rushing water. Combined with the myriad rainbows, you are given the feeling ofwalking on water as you encounter the many waterfalls on display. It all starts with the Lower Circuit:At a length of 1700m, wooden walkways penetrate the lush jungle to carry you to the edge of the twinbeauty of the Salto Dos Hermanas (Two Sisters Falls), then the serene intimacy of Saltos Chico andRamirez. The next stop on this magical spectacle of water is the gaping yawn of Salto Bosetti, followedby the tall and narrow but furiously powerful Saltos Alvar Nuñez, Elenita and Lanusse, all the whileaccompanied by the song of tropical birds, the howling of monkeys and the occasional amber flash of atoucan’s beak. The second half of the day takes you to the Upper Circuit:make the quick journey up-wards from the Lower Circuit to bring you up to another walkway, this time from an elevated heightwhich allows you to walk right up to the edge of the waterfalls and observe this incredible sight fromabove via a series of smaller falls, eventually reaching the gargantuan Salto San Martin, which seems tostretch on endlessly. The ominous rumble of the Devil’s Throat can be heard in the distance. The tourculminates in awe-inspiring Devil's Throat, this time seen from the top of the fall. To reach it, you takea scenic train ride through the rainforest, passing by the indigenous coati, armadillo and innumerablebird species. The cascade of flying mist can be seen from afar. It seems almost apocalyptic; howeveronce you arrive at theDevil’s Throat you cannot help but be struck by the beauty as the spray crashesagainst your face. Water pours in a 150m-long horseshoe shape down an 80m drop, to the very placeyou were standing in yesterday. The sheer amount of water falling away each second is simply mind-boggling (entrance ticket included). After the tour you will have a transfer out to airport to take yourflight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, a driver will be waiting for you to drive you to your hotel.
 
Day 7: Buenos Aires
After breakfast in your hotel, head out on a private guided city tour (4 hours). Buenos Aires has a Euro-pean feel to it, and the grandiose buildings and wide avenues remind one of Paris or Barcelona. But theArgentine capital is very much its own city, and certainly retains that familiar Latin streak. You willsee the famous Pink House, a great example of colonial architecture, the majestic Colon Theatre, theiconic Obelisk in the middle of 9th of July Avenue, as well as a trip to Boca (the birthplace of tango).Take a walk around the picturesque Caminito, bursting with bright colours and the air full of sizzlingsteak aromas. Afterwards you will visit the affluent Recoleta district with its chic bars and restaurants,not forgetting the beautiful Plaza San Martín surrounding by neoclassical architecture. Buenos Aires isfamous for being the birthplace of Tango. No doubt, this is the best city in the world for fans of this fa-mous, passionate dance. In the evening, enjoy a first-class dinner and tango show. Thebest selection ofinternational and local dishes, world-renowned Argentine beef grilled over charcoal, homemade pasta,delicious desserts, a wide selection of Argentine wines from the cellar. In the evening enjoy an amazingTango Show and Dinner. Tango isstill alive. A good way of penetrating its spirit is visiting one of therestaurants that offers tango shows of an excellent level, to enjoy tango ́s sensual magnetism taken tothe 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 theworld's best. It is the music of Buenos Aires par excellence. Tango is felt in the air of the city, ashumidity
 
Day 8 to 9: Buenos Aires
Free day.Optional Tigre tour (USD 180 P/p min 2per) Tigre is is a town in the Buenos Aires North Province lo-cated 40 km from the city. The town sits on an island created by several small streams and rivers. A la-byrinth of waterways crisscross lush green jungle like veins. During the tour you will see the charminghystorical center of Tigre and take a boat ride around the town.Full day tour in Montevideo from Buenos Aires (USD820 P/p min 2per) A driver will take you to theport of Buenos Aires, where you will pick up a ferry boat to Montevideo city by Colonia del Sacra-mento. Upon arrival at Montevideo, a guide will be waiting for you for a panoramic city tour. Thiswalk covers the most important points of the city's Old Town and new residential neighborhoods. In-side the old city is visited:Independence Square, where the old Citadel Gate (Montevideo was a forti-fied city), then comes Matrix Square where the Montevideo Cathedral, The Cabildo, Plaza Zabala andTeatro Solis, all these pieces of history of the city. Then its the Palacio Salvo, first high-rise building inthe city, Plaza de El Entrevero, continuing to the Legislative Palace where the Uruguayan Parliamentmeets. The tour continues visiting the following suburbs: The Prado, with its ancient history whichhouses the Government House, the Parque Batlle, which runs the Estadio Centenario, La Carreta Mo-nument and the residential neighborhoods of Carrasco and Pocitos. The return is by the coast to thecenter of Montevideo. At the end of the tour, you will get back to port to take a ferry boat back to Bue-nos Aires. Upon arrival, only a driver will take you to your hotel.Fiesta Gaucha day tour (USD 180 P/p min 2per) You will visit one of the argentinian s rachos (Estan-cia) located in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. Upon arrival you will be received with a glass of Argentinewine 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 thecountryside and after visiting the ‘gaucho’ museum, a superb BBQ of premium beef will be preparedfor lunchtime. After lunch an impressive folkloric dance and cowboys show will be presented before returning to Buenos Aires
 
 
Day 10: Buenos Aires
You will be transferred to the airport to take your international flight back home
 
 
 
 
 

Inclusion


Accommodation in hotels by the program
Transfers according to the program
Meals according to the program Excursions by program (except optional)
Domestic flight: Rio de Janeiro- Iguazu –Buenos Aires
Carnival ticket

Exclusion


International Flight
Optional excursions
Food and drinks during the transfers
Personal expenses

USD 3081.00 (6% off)

3281.00


 09 Nights / 10 Days


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