PASSION & GLAM 2016

Argentina / Brazil 11 days/10 nights

  • Day 01  Buenos Aires
  • Day 02   Buenos Aires
  • Day 03   Buenos Aires
  • Day 04   Buenos Aires-Iguazu
  • Day 05   Iguazu
  • Day 06   Iguazu-Rio
  • Day 07   Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 08   Rio de Janeiro-Buzios
  • Day 09   Buzios
  • Day 10   Buzios
  • Day 11   Buzios-Rio de Janeiro-Home

DAY 1

BUENOS AIRES - / - / -

Arrival to Buenos Aires and transfer to your hotel.

In the afternoon half day City Tour - This sightseeing tour allows you to discover the magic of this vibrant cosmopolitan city. The tour includes the beautiful parks and gardens of the Recoleta and Palermo neighbourhoods, the Colon Theatre (one of the world's five most important opera theatres), Plaza de Mayo, the cathedral, traditional Mayo Avenue, Congress Square and many other buildings and palaces of architectural, historical and cultural interest. Your tour then continues with a visit of San Telmo, the residence of aristocracy until the end of the 19th century. Then, you have the opportunity to explore Caminito Street in La Boca, a colourful neighbourhood of Italian immigrants. You visit the recently revitalized area of Puerto Madero and on Sundays the tour includes a stop at the vibrant San Telmo Flea Market.

Afternoon at leisure.

At night enjoy a Tango Show including dinner- Buenos Aires nightlife provides its visitors with numerous entertainment possibilities. This evening you attend an unforgettable tango show with performances by some of the best dancers and singers in the country, whilst enjoying a delicious meal. This is the perfect way to live Buenos Aires - the City of Tango.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 2

BUENOS AIRES B / - / -

Today is at your leisure. Optional Tour: Full day Estancia visit

Getting away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Buenos Aires, head out to the vast grassy plains of the Pampas, the birthplace of the gaucho tradition. Spend the day on an estancia where you can truly immerse yourself in Argentine tradition, by taking part in the activities on the farm. The day also includes horseback riding and ancient horse-drawn carriages accompanied by seasoned gauchos, You also have chance to witness some of the gaucho's incredible skills on horseback: Ring racing, horse racing, racing with leathers and reins test. The amazing ability of these gauchos can be appreciated through these typical displays of past tradition.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 3

BUENOS AIRES B / - / -

In the morning half day Tigre and Delta - Only 30km from downtown Buenos Aires, the city of Tigre constitutes the access to know the Delta of the Paraná River, a group of islands and streams that open up like a fan and offers an attractive natural scenery ideal for recreation and rowing, skiing, sailing or fishing. This 4 hour tour includes sailing along the different canals of the Delta and goes through the northern residential area of Buenos Aires suburbs, where the President's Main House is located.

The afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 4

BUENOS AIRES - IGUAZU B / - / -

In the morning transfer from the hotel to Buenos Aires Airport for flight to Iguazu (IGR). Arrival in Iguazu and transfer to the hotel.

In the afternoon half day tour of Brazilian Falls (4 hrs) - Along a beautiful route, crossing a bridge over Iguazu River, reach the Iguaçu National Park in Brazil. From there and bordering the river, arrive at the falls, from where you have a fabulous view. You are able to observe the incomparable beauty of the Iguaçu Waterfalls from across a 1,200m path, with several balconies and a runway over the river up to the ¨Devils Throat”, where besides getting wet with the mist, visitors enjoy the closest view of the greatest falls in South America. The path ends in a viewpoint right by the Floriano falls.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 5

IGUAZU B / - / -

Full day tour of Argentinian Falls (8 hrs) - Catwalks and observatories let you enjoy the magnificent falls, one of the wonders of the world, which culminates in the impressive Garganta del Diablo (Devils Throat), where the Iguazu River crashes down almost 80m offering a breathtaking experience. From the visitors centre you can walk around trails or board a picturesque train. The ower circuit leads to the base of the falls, where the spray moistens visitors. It is a unique experience, worth daring the adventure. From the upper circuit you have the best panoramic views of the park. Leaving from Cataratas station, walk along the catwalk on the upper section of the river. Get to the balcony on the Devils Throat, the biggest fall with such a big flow of water that you overcome by the grandeur of the scenery.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 6

IGUIGUAZU - RIO B / - / -

In the morning transfer to the Foz do Iguacu airport for flight to Rio. Arrival in Rio de Janeiro and transfer to the hotel of your choice.

Rio de Janeiro, capital of the State of Rio de Janeiro, and also Brazil's capital from 1763 to 1961, is nestled between the mountains and the sea. Its magnificent shoreline includes charming bays and beautiful beaches, dotted with islands up and down the coast. Flying into Rio is a beautiful sight, whether at night or during the day, the visitor quickly finds out why Rio is known as the Wonderful City. The center for art and fashion, new styles and clothing concepts are always available in Ipanema's elegant stores and boutiques.

In the afternoon, drive to "Praia Vermelha" (Red beach), to take the two stage car up to the top of Sugar Loaf (270m), which grants the entrance to Rio's harbor and Guanabara Bay. The Italian made cable car holds 80 passengers and each of the two stages takes two minutes. The first stage is Morro da Urca with 170m, with a snack bar, amphitheater and helicopter-point. The second stage goes on the Sugar Loaf itself, thus named for its resemblance to the loaves of sugar used by the Portuguese at the time of the city's discovery.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 7

RIO DE JANEIRO B / - / -

Day at leisure where you can take one of Rio’s greatest optional tours:

Half day City Tour Corcovado - 4 Hours

Drive to Rio´s elegant residential area of yesteryear’s – the 19th century, its residences, quaint villas and the Näif Art Museum. The top of Corcovado Mountain is reached by a Swiss-made cog-wheel train taking 20 minutes to reach the top. The Christ the Redeemer statue stands 15 meters from its base and proudly closes the summit at 710 meters. The view at the top of Corcovado is one of Rio´s famous postcards, easily recognized around the world. The ever changing scenarios, the lake, the forest, the beaches, are Rio´s landmarks.

Full day Tropical Islands Seat In Coach – 10 hours

After pickups from hotels, take the Rio-Santos road to Itacuruça. There board our schooner (locally known as "saveiros"). A tray of tropical fruits will be served on board. A bar is also available on the boat (beverages not included in tour price). The schooner cruises the Sepetiba Bay, an area rich in natural beauty, where it is normal for passengers to spot the dolphins, giant king-fishers, parrots, turtles and stingrays. After stops for a swim, continue to the island where a delicious lunch buffet is served for visitors. After lunch, there is still time to explore the island before returning to Itacuruça.

Arrive to Rio at approximately 6:30 pm. Passengers are then returned to their hotels.

Rio By Night Show And Dinner – Seat In Coach – 6 hours

Enjoy a nice dinner in one of the best barbecue restaurant, where you can try all different cuts of meat as well as a delicious salad buffet. After dinner, have fun and enjoy a great samba show where “mulatas” exhibit the intricate steps of local dances and “batuqueiros” produce a delirium beat from exotic percussion instruments the world most famous mark of samba rhythm.

Full day Petropolis without Lunch – Seat In Coach – 10 hours

The city of Petropolis is located 60 km away from Rio and has been called the Imperial City since the times of the Emperor Pedro II. Settled by the Germans, Petropolis keeps the memory of Brazilian history alive with its buildings and charming streets.

This tour starts with the visit to the Imperial Museum, which has been the summer residence of the Emperor D. Pedro II, and keeps furniture and objects such as the crown of gold, pearls and diamonds used by D. Pedro I and D. Pedro II.

The tour will continue on to the Gothic Cathedral where Princess Isabel was buried along with the tombstones of D. Pedro II and his wife. From there you see the Crystal Palace, built in France and mounted in Brazil, destined to shelter exhibitions and great parties promoted by Princess Isabel.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 8

RIO DE JANEIRO - BUZIOS B / - / -

The most visited destination in the Lake Region is Buzios, located in the North Coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro.

After Breakfast at the hotel, you are being escorted to your beach hotel.

Armação de Búzios was inhabited by "Tamoios Indians" when Brazil was discovered by Portugal. In the 16th century, its small bay and abundant sweet waters let it become the supply point of French pirate ships. The origin of the name arouse because the bottom of the ocean was full of music shells and ships anchored in its bay, allowing them to organize fishing expeditions before continuing the trip. Búzios became a beautiful place where the rich people can find peace and quiet. The interest for this place increased in 1960 with the visit of French actress Brigitte Bardot, then a famous international movie star, who chose this city to relax for some days. Since then, Búzios started to be part of the special itinerary in the international tourism. Búzios has a good infrastructure with hotels and lodging of international category nice bars and fancy restaurants. There is an intense local commerce with stores of national and international brands. Despite the actual sophistication, Búzios still keeps a little bit of the fishing village that gives Búzios something special.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 9-10

BUZIOS B / - / -

Spend the next two days enjoying your hotel and the nearby beaches or a boating expedition. The hotel is within easy reach of town and the 26 beaches dotted all around the peninsula, these are best accessed by beach buggy, the vehicle of choice in Buzios!

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 11

BUZIOS -RIO DE JANEIRO B / - / -

Day at leisure until the time informed by your guide to take your transfer to the airport in Rio de Janeiro for your flight back home

 
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