Argentina and Brazil

Buenos Aires/ Posadas/ San Ignacio/ Santa Ana/ Iguazu Falls/ Salvador/ Rio/ Buzios
Travel Dates: January - 31 August 2018

Prices from £3661 per person based on 4 people

ITINERARY

Day 1: LONDON - BUENOS AIRES

Day 2: BUENOS AIRES

Arrival at Ezeiza International Airport Transfer to the hotel.
Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at the hotel

Day 3: BUENOS AIRES / CITY TOUR / TANGO (B,D)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure for a City Tour.
In the first part of this city tour, you will discover the heart of Buenos Aires: the Plaza de Mayo. Around it is the historic Cabildo (Town Hall) where the movement for independence from Spain was first planned; the Casa Rosada (Presidential Palace), and others old buildings. Near the Plaza are the theatre and commercial area. Then you will discover the Avenue 9 de Julio, one of the widest in the world.
You will also discover the main Avenues of Buenos Aires: Avenida Corrientes, known as the entertainment center, a street of theatres and nightlife; Avenida Mayo, with a strong Spanish influence; the Florida Street, where you may enjoy a tango demonstration… Then you will visit the more typical neighborhood of Buenos Aires.
Lunch in a local restaurant. (Your own expense)
San Telmo: White, low walls, bind-weeds climbing up old iron balconies and mossy tiles, are concealed in paved streets hardly hidden by the asphalt. Old street lamps enlighten Plaza Dorrego, where nights are animated.
La Boca: It is almost at the end of the city, leaning on the Riachuelo. Its landscape consists of houses made of corrugated plates, painted in bright colors. Caminito, the name of a tango, was composed after one of its immortal streets, and a famous artist, Benito Quinquela Martín, captured the neighborhood in his paintings.
La Recoleta: Here one gets to know why Buenos Aires is considered the “Paris” of Latin America.
Exquisite and refined, this place offers a lot of monuments and museums, You will visit the Cemetery where Eva Paron is buried.
Dinner and Tango Show at a local Tango Restaurant.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: BUENOS AIRES / FLIGHT TO POSADAS / MISSION IN PARAGUAY (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Jorge Newbery Airport.
Arrival and departure to visit the Jesuit Mission in Paraguay. Crossing the international Punte Roque Gonzalez de Santa Cruz we pass through the Paraguay city of Encarnacion. 28 km from there and along route 6, the town of Trinidad is located.
Is the best-preserved mission of Paraguay. Considered the largest of all missions, it was founded in 1712 by natives from the reduction of San Carlos.
Lunch not included.
The beauty and magnitude of their church stand out. It has a totally impressive altar carved in stone and precious items, such as the font, the pulpit and the porch of the sacristy. You can also visit the marvelous square, native houses and a museum placed in the old sacristy, where you also can see many sculptures of saints and angels, the model of the mission and remains that indicate the majesty of this reduction.
Transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: POSADAS / SAN IGNACIO + SANTA ANA / POSADAS (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure to visit the most famous Jesuit Missions in Argentina.
San Ignacio: it is the best-preserved reduction in Argentina. Its construction began in 1696, after having several temporary locations. It had up to 3.300 inhabitants, that used to work in agriculture, beekeeping, livestock, handicrafts, and trade, achieving a remarkable administrative efficiency. The cultivation of yerba mate was very important because thanks to its sale they could pay all the taxes to the king. Priests taught the natives several activities, such as carpentry, metal smelting and manufacturing musical instruments among others.
Lunch not included.
Santa Ana: It was founded in 1633 but, like other constructions of its kind, it has to be moved because of the attacks of the frontiersmen, who destroyed missions, plundered and captured natives to make them become slaves. Thus, in 1639 the mission was resettled by the river Parana. In 1817 it was destroyed, along with other reductions, by Paraguayan troops.
Return to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: POSADAS / IGUAZU / ARGENTINIAN FALLS / IGUAZU (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning, transfer to Puerto Iguazu.
Upon arrival, departure for the visit of the Argentinean Falls. Iguazú means "Big Water" in the Guarani language. The waterfalls of this place are a colossal wonder that must be experimented live and enjoyed with our five senses. They consist of 275 falls with a height of up to 70 meters. The Devil's Throat stretching out with walls of water 150 meters wide and 700 meters long, forming multiples rainbows. The Iguazú Falls, one of the most beautiful on the planet, forms a part of the 55.000 ha. of the Iguazú National Park, declared by UNESCO as being part of Humanity's Natural Heritage.
Back to Puerto Iguazu and installation at the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: IGUAZU / BRAZILIAN FALLS / FOZ DO IGUAZU / IN SALVADOR DE BAHIA (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure to the Brazilian side of the falls. These falls are shaped in a semicircle, is 2.700 meters wide and its waterfalls reach 72 meters. Depending on the river flow, the number of waterfalls can reach between 150 and 300. No one has visited the Falls without being amazed by their beauty.
Transfer to the Airport.
Flight to Salvador de Bahia.
Salvador, Bahia, beauties, and mysteries is to experience fascinating findings and unforgettable emotions. More words cannot justly describe the enchantment and magical aura that enfolds this city brought to life by its people, its saints, and its orixás. Those who have tasted the flavor of Salvador da Bahia know that it is impossible to resist the temptations the city offers its visitors - a lush tropical setting, a culture rich in popular traditions and festivals, and exciting history of bravery and adventure.
Arrival at airport and transfer to the restaurant.
Drop off at the hotel and check-in.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: SALVADOR (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
The rich baroque architecture is a permanent source of discoveries. Salvador’s rich religious past is responsible for the actual title of “The city of 365 churches”. The visitors will visit the Pelourinho – where slaves were punished, this plaza is now the setting for one of the largest and most charming groupings of Brazilian colonial architecture and a thriving cultural renaissance – the Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bomfim and Igreja de São Francisco.
Departure for a panoramic visit of the Lower City: Just as the city is divided by its natural topography into two parts - the Upper City and the Lower City - Salvador's traditional buildings sit alongside modern constructions in perfect harmony. This fortuitous juxtaposition between colonial and futurist architecture lends a variety of backdrops with one common theme: colors in a myriad of hues.
Dinner at local restaurant with the show with folk demonstrations from a new interpretation to the contemporary language, where the African mythology is narrated through the mystical universe, focusing on aspects of religion and popular culture rooted in Brazilian ancestry.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: SALVADOR / RIO DE JANEIRO (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport.
The spectacular beauty of Rio is compelling. This glamorous metropolis is kissed by the sun, scalloped by gorgeous wide beaches, and dotted with dramatic mountains. Yet its history marked it not as a playground but as an important port for the shipment of gold, gemstones, and coffee- and as a seat of colonial power. Rio's beaches define its culture: vibrant, joyful, beautiful, and every beach has its own flavor: from great lady Copacabana with its volleyball nets and outdoor cafés to the seductive Ipanema; from São Conrado with its hang gliders to the hip, expensive Barra da Tijuca.
Arrival at the airport, reception by your guide and private transfer downtown.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: RIO DE JANEIRO (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Sugar Loaf’s visit. Take a cable car ride which will lead you to the top of Sugar Loaf with an amazing view of Guanabara Bay. Admiring Rio from the top, Rio de Janeiro is no doubt the most beautiful city in the world.
Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: RIO DE JANEIRO (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Corcovado’s visit. From any place of the city, the visitor can see the most beautiful postcard of Rio de Janeiro: Christ the Redeemer statue in the mountain of Corcovado, located at 710 meters above the sea level and inaugurated in 1931.
Afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: RIO DE JANEIRO (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. The day at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13: RIO DE JANEIRO / BÚZIOS (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Buzios.
Accommodation at the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14: BÚZIOS (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
The day at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 15 | BÚZIOS - RIO DE JANEIRO - LONDON (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport to take the return flight to London.

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Price Details
TOUR PRICE (FROM) PER PERSON IN £ STERLING

  Based on 4 PeopleSingle Supplement
Jan - Aug 2018 Fr. £3661.00 pp £604

QUOTE INCLUDES:

• Accommodation in double room in hotels mentioned or similar, with breakfasts of different composition depending on the policies of each institution
• Entries and visits of the program with English speaking guide in each city
• Transfers and land transport in private service with English speaking guide • Meals mentioned in the program.
• Dinner with tango show with beverages included.
• International and domestic flights

QUOTE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

• Early check-in/Late check out
• Tips of any kind
• Drinks, except when specifically mentioned
• Extra meals, transfers, and excursions not mentioned in the program

HOTELS

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