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Impressions of South America

10 Days 2 Countries 3 Cities

Explore Buenos Aires, see Christ the Redeemer and ascend Sugarloaf Mountain on this At Leisure trip.

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    • Check out our similar 'South American Samba' trip. With fewer inclusions on our CostSaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com
    • Land and Intra Air: prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu Falls and Iguassu Falls-Buenos Aires and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2017. For up-to-date information, see Terms and Conditions.
    • Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • Passport: Guest passport information for flights is required at time of final payment.
    • Trafalgar offers a selection of optional Itinerary Extensions to customize your vacation in South America. Please note, you cannot book these extensions online. To book and for more information, please contact your local Travel Agent or Trafalgar directly. For more information about the optional extensions offered on this program, please go to www.trafalgar.com/extensions.
    • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
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      • Check out our similar 'South American Samba' trip. With fewer inclusions on our CostSaver itineraries, you decide what you want to experience. Visit www.costsaver.trafalgar.com
      • Land and Intra Air: prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu Falls and Iguassu Falls-Buenos Aires and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2017. For up-to-date information, see Terms and Conditions.
      • Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • Passport: Guest passport information for flights is required at time of final payment.
      • Trafalgar offers a selection of optional Itinerary Extensions to customize your vacation in South America. Please note, you cannot book these extensions online. To book and for more information, please contact your local Travel Agent or Trafalgar directly. For more information about the optional extensions offered on this program, please go to www.trafalgar.com/extensions.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Sway your hips to sultry Samba sounds and the melancholic Tango as you sashay across South America on this At Leisure jaunt from the intoxicating shores of Ipanema and the warm welcome of Christ the Redeemer to the thundering Iguassu Falls and sophisticated streets of Eva Peron's Buenos Aires.


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      9 Nights

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      14 Meals
      • 9 full breakfasts

      • 1 lunch

      • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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      Highlights

      What's Included

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        • City tour in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires

        • See the Teatro Colon, Copacabana Beach, the Casa Rosada

        • View Devil's Tower Falls

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 9 full breakfasts

        • 1 lunch

        • 4 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

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

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights)

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      Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure

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      Rio de Janeiro At Leisure

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      Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights)

      Iguazu National Park, Argentina

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      Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and At Leisure

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      Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires (3 Nights)

      Buenos Aires, Argentina

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      Buenos Aires Sightseeing and At Leisure

      Metropolitan Cathedral, Argentina Buenos Aires

      Day 9

      Buenos Aires At Leisure

      Buenos Aires, Argentina

      Day 10

      Depart Buenos Aires

      Day 1

      Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights)

      Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival you will be met by a local host and taken to your lovely hotel, with its superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach, just minutes from downtown Rio.

      Hotel

      Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

      Meals

      Hotel

      Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

      Meals

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 2 - Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure

      Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church, Sambodromo, and city cathedral. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding bay and city views followed by a festive Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Welcome Reception

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Welcome Reception

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 3 - Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure

      Board a classic cogwheel train for the journey to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. After admiring the panoramic views, head back down the mountain to see the song-inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. This evening, learn how to mix the perfect caipirinha, Brazil's national cocktail, and then indulge in a traditional barbecue Regional Meal at a local churrascaria.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Optional Experiences

      Santa Teresa Walking Tour

      Discover the charm and beauty of Santa Teresa, which originated around a convent during the 16th Century. Once home to upper-class residents, Santa Teresa is now home to many artists with studios, galleries, museums and inviting eateries. Admire the bohemian atmosphere and beautiful architecture. Learn about the history of the area as you make your way around the neighborhood with your guide. Located on a high hill overlooking Rio, you'll have a perfect view of the city and bay below. Total duration is approximately 3.5 hours. Gratuity Included. (Minimum 6 Guests)

      Adult Price: US$44.00

      Visit To A Favela

      Visit one of Rio de Janeiro's hillside favelas on this half-day educational tour. See the day-to-day lifestyles of locals who live in Rocinha, one of Rio’s many dense favelas. Along the way, stop at a community school where there is an opportunity to purchase handicrafts made by children. With a local expert guide, you’ll travel inside the favela, interact with locals and gain a new understanding of Brazilian society. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Gratuity included.

      Adult Price: US$38.00

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Rio de Janeiro At Leisure Day 4 - Rio de Janeiro At Leisure

      Enjoy a full day to explore the wonders of Rio on your own. Your Travel Director will be happy to help you plan your day. Perhaps take a sailboat cruise along the coast, a helicopter ride over Copacabana or visit a nearby favela.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights) Day 5 - Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights)

      Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore on your own. Perhaps a swim in the Atlantic sounds refreshing. This afternoon, visit a Samba school, a Cultural Insight, to see how the school operates and prepares for Carnival week. See Carnival props and if you desire, join a Samba dance lesson. Then take a flight to magnificent Iguassu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site straddling the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. This evening, enjoy dinner with your travel companions at the hotel.

      Hotel

      Wish Resort Golf Foz do Iguassu

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Wish Resort Golf Foz do Iguassu

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 6 - Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and At Leisure

      Spend the morning exploring the Brazilian side of the cascades with a Local Specialist, including a scenic walk through the rainforest to the base of the falls. After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant with a view of the falls, return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Take advantage of your resort's amenities or choose from a variety of optional experiences, including a jetboat ride to the base of the falls, helicopter flightseeing or a visit to a tropical bird reserve that is home to more than 500 species of birds.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Optional Experiences

      Bird Park

      This family owned park is home to more than 900 native birds from 150 species. Enjoy a self-guided walking tour along a well-marked trail through subtropical forests. Enter aviaries to get more of an up close and personal view of the birds. Total duration is approximately 2.5 hours.

      Adult Price: US$51.00

      Macuco Safari *

      Begin this adventure in open-air wagons as you work your way through lush sub-tropical forests. Then hike down the canyon where the Macuco Falls tumble over basalt cliffs into the Iguassu basin. Here, board a custom-designed inflatable motorboat for a 20-30 minute exhilarating ride to the base of the falls. Total duration is approximately 2 hours. Gratuity Included.

      Adult Price: US$142.00

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires (3 Nights) Day 7 - Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires (3 Nights)

      Cross the border into Argentina for a walk along a scenic catwalk to view the thunderous Devil's Throat Falls with a Local Specialist. Ride in an open air ecological jungle train for a different perspective of the mighty cascades. Then fly to Buenos Aires and arrive at your stylish hotel. Argentina's sizzling capital is renowned for its international designer boutiques, fine dining venues, museums, cultural pursuits and modern theatres.

      Hotel

      InterContinental Buenos Aires

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Hotel

      InterContinental Buenos Aires

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Buenos Aires Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 8 - Buenos Aires Sightseeing and At Leisure

      Embark with a Local Specialist on a guided tour of the passionate city where the Tango was born. This evening, do as the locals do and linger over a Regional Meal and a chance for an authentic taste of world-renowned Argentinian beef. Cap off the evening watching the best Tango dancers in Buenos Aires perform, a Cultural Insight, and experience the passion and power of the traditional Tango, the most representative and beloved music in Argentina.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Optional Experiences

      Fiesta Gaucha With BBQ Lunch

      Enjoy a great day as you head out into the pampas to visit an authentic 3,000 acre (1200 hectare) working estancia (Argentinean ranch) that dates back to the late 19th century. A BBQ will be served family style by Gauchos. Enjoy activities throughout the day including a folklore show, carriage rides and horse demonstrations. Total duration is approximately 7 hours. (For Private Trafalgar Transportation, a Minimum of 15 Guests is Required.)

      Adult Price: US$160.00

      Tigre Delta

      Head to the northern outskirts of Buenos Aires to the lush countryside of the Tigre Delta on this outing. This area is a popular weekend getaway for Buenos Aires residents. The delta features pretty scenery, lovely summer residences, relaxing vibe, yachting and a chance to see another way of Argentine life. Your tour includes a cruise on the delta and if you are visiting on Saturdays, you can stroll through the local outdoor market. Total duration is approximately 4 hours.

      Adult Price: US$69.00

      Day 8

      Day 9

      Buenos Aires At Leisure Day 9 - Buenos Aires At Leisure

      Relish a morning and afternoon at leisure to pursue your own interests in the 'Paris of South America' where the possibilities are endless. If you'd like to experience a different side of Argentina, choose an optional trip into the countryside to a traditional estancia (ranch); share a drink with the local gauchos (cowboys), learn about their lives and marvel at their consummate horsemanship during a lively equestrian show before sitting down to a traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an exclusive Be My Guest Farewell Dinner experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family who are long-time residents of this trendy neighbourhood. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes in the kitchen and discover the secrets of kneading country bread. Watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of typical Argentinian crafts.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Depart Buenos Aires Day 10 - Depart Buenos Aires

      Say hasta luego to Argentina today and transfer to the airport for your flight home or choose to extend your stay at the InterContinental Buenos Aires.

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 10

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      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/uk/tours/impressions-of-south-america for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Dine at the home of a local family in the bohemian neighbourhood of Palermo Soho with its Spanish-style houses and hip attitude

      • Cultural Insights
        Visit a Samba school to see and experience this symbol of Brazil and the important role it plays in Rio's incredible Carnival. Experience the beauty of the Tango at a traditional milonga and learn about its traditions

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For sightseeing on both sides of Iguassu Falls and in Buenos Aires

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        • City tour in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires

        • See the Teatro Colon, Copacabana Beach, the Casa Rosada

        • View Devil's Tower Falls

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


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      Dining

        • 9 full breakfasts

        • 1 lunch

        • 4 dinners
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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

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

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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