Day 1: Arrival in Buenos Aires. Upon arrival into Buenos Aires you will be meet at the airport by one of our guides and transferred privately to your hotel. Have a cocktail to unwind after the flight and then get a good nights sleep for some great days of sightseeing. Overnight 4 nights - Buenos Aires at your hotel of choice.
Day 2: Private Half Day City & Cafe Tortoni`s. This morning you will be picked up by one of our hand selected guides to take you on an orientation of this great city. Discover the beauty and wonders of Buenos Aires, view the National Congress, The Metropolitan Cathedral next to the Government House in may square area. Admire the Colon Theatre, one of the most important opera houses in Latin America. Visit San Telmo, traditional neighbourhood where Tango performances can be seen in many bars and restaurants. Stop at La Boca colourful neighbourhood, which was, seat of immigrants - manly Italians - and now home of some artists.
Enjoy Palermo, an area that combines its architecture and history with entertainment and amusement in its green spaces. Finally, La Recoleta, an exclusive and elegant neighbourhood where the famous cemetery is found and visit Eva Peron`s tomb. Although it may seem unusual, fashionable restaurants, bars, cafes, discos and a cinema complex also surround the area. This private tour also includes a stop at the famous Tortoni`s for a coffee/tea and/or cake (at own expense) before heading back to your hotel. The afternoon and evening is at leisure
Day 3: Today or alternate selected day - Your choice of a special experience:
- Traditional & Fun Boca Tango Show & BBQ
- Glitzy less traditional Tango Show & Dinner
- Opera or Ballet at the newly restored Colon Theatre
- Local Football Match
- Full Day Estancia & Gaucho experience
Note: One month prior to your departure from the UK a we will give you a full list of choices that are possible for the duration of your stay. Some choices may not be available due to the schedules however we guarantee a minimum of 3 choices.
Day 4: Day of Leisure. Today relax or select another tour to do when you are in Buenos Aires. A perfect opportunity to do some shopping however most shop are open until 8pm - even later in some places.
Day 5: Buenos Aires to Iguassu Falls. After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel for a private transfer to the airport for your flight from Buenos Aires to Iguassu Falls - the largest and most spectacular waterfalls in the world. Iguassu Falls has a Brazilian side as well as an Argentinean side. You will have the afternoon at leisure to settle into your surrounds. Overnight 3 nights in Iguassu Falls in your hotel of choice.
Day 6: Private Tour of the Argentine Falls & Safari Boat Ride. After breakfast - Pick u from your hotel and transfer to the border of Brazil and Argentina, 5-15 km from the hotels, crossing the Iguacu River by the 489 meter long Tancredo Neves Bridge. From the border to the falls on the Argentinean side is about 15 km. Arrival at the falls and walk along special pathways and bridges which bring you very close to some of the falls.
From the Argentinean side, one has a nice view of the San Martin Island and Brazil. There are two pathways. The upper one takes about 30 minutes and is 700 meters long and the lower one is 1.5 km long and takes 1 to 2 hours. During your visit today, you will embark on an exciting safari boat ride of the Falls for some great views and an unforgettable experience. This is a "must do" and included in our package prices.
Day 7: Private Tour of the Brazilian Falls & Tropical Bird Park. Pick up from your hotel after breakfast. Transfer to the waterfalls on the Brazilian side, to a place from where one has a nice view of the falls on the Argentinean side and from where a 1 km long pathway begins. Walking along the pathway through the lush forest, one will see more and more of the falls and it is possible to see some small animals, birds and butterflies.
At the end of the pathway are souvenir shops, bathrooms and a bar. Up to the main road by elevator and return transfer to the hotel. Afterwards today visit the Tropical Bird Park. It is an ecological sanctuary with more than 500 species of birds from Brazil and other countries, as well as some species of reptiles and butterflies. You will walk on a trail through some areas that imitate birds` natural habitat, where you will have the opportunity to take photos very close to them. It’s a great fun for people of all ages.
Day 8: Iguassu Falls to Rio de Janeiro. Today a private transfer to Brazilian Iguassu Airport for your two hour flight to Rio de Janeiro. Upon Arrival into Rio de Janeiro you will have your private transfer to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Rio`s residents thrive on dance, drink, beach, sport and sun. It`s a city of Dionysian spirit whose people live life head-first. Overnight 4 nights in Rio de Janeiro at your hotel of choice.
Day 9: Private Rio de Janeiro Orientation Tour. This morning you will be picked up by one of our hand selected guides to take you on an orientation of this great city for 4 hours. If you have any special interests be sure to let us know at time of booking. Any entrance fees must be paid for locally.
Day 10: Today or alternate selected day - Your choice of a special experience:
- Football Match at Maracana Stadium (or alternate)
- Rio by Night with a Celebration of Brazilian Culture Dinner &Show
- Tropical Islands Cruise with lunch included
- Half Day Jeep Tour Tijuca Forest & Favelas Tour
- Half Day Macuco Rio - Boat Adventure
- Corcovado Scenic Helicopter Flight.
Note: One month prior to your departure from the UK we will give you a full list of choices that are possible for the duration of your stay. Some choices may not be available due to the schedules.
Day 11: Day at Leisure. Perfect for a days at the beach or to embark on some additional tours. We offer a full range of day tours that are available.
Day 12: Rio de Janeiro to Buzios. This morning after breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel in Rio de Janierio from your transfer to Buzios. The peninsula of Búzios, whose more than 20 magnificent beaches and crystal-clear water contrast with the exuberantly sculptured landscape and exotic vegetation, which a prodigal "Mother Nature" has privileged with a wonderful year-round summer. Hugely depending on the traffic the transfer will take 3 to 4 hours. The rest of the day upon arrival is yours at leisure. Overnight 2 nights Buzios at your hotel of choice.
Day 13: Day of Leisure. Originally settled by European pirates and slave traders, this happy mixture of many bloods prospered and became a picturesque fishing village, elected one of the 10 most beautiful areas in the world, famous for its unique combination of rustic charm, architectural harmony, incredible beauty and sophisticated boutiques and restaurants frequented by discerning visitors who come from all over the world to savour its magic. It is also possible to arrange a relaxing half day schooner cruise - this can be arranged by your hotel, however we suggest to do this the day you arrive previously (at own expense).
Day 14: Buzios to Rio de Janeiro Airport. Half a day today (depending on your flight time) before you are transferred back to the airport before flying onto your next destination.
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