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Sample Itinerary - REF SOUTH AMERICA 235

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Day 1: Buenos Aires

Bienvenidos a Argentina! Upon arrival into the international airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel where the rest of the day can be spent at leisure.

Day 2: Buenos Aires

Often labelled the ‘Paris of South America’, Buenos Aires, or simply BA, is a seductive mix of elegant architecture, characterful residents and fantastic entertainment options. This morning a private tour taking in the Neoclassical Metropolitan Cathedral, the unusual dusty pink Government House and the history-packed Plaza de Mayo. Head to the neighbourhood of San Telmo where street performers gather to display the sensuous dance of tango, and continue to La Boca, a colourful suburb popular with local artists. Wander the attractive streets of Palermo until you reach Recoleta and the famous cemetery of the same name.

Day 3: Buenos Aires

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Buenos Aires your own way – wander the city’s many distinctive barrios on the hunt for colourful street art or head to the markets for some souvenir shopping. Prided as a literary city, Buenos Aires has a number of fabulous book shops often housed in revamped historical buildings. Later in the evening you will be collected from your hotel for a scheduled transfer to Café de Los Angelitos for a night of love, passion, madness and glamour with a traditional tango show. Born in the brothels of the 1920s, Argentine tango is a completely improvised dance and attracts both the old and the young.

Day 4: Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls (Argentina)

Early this morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Puerto Iguazu, your base for exploring the magnificent Iguazu Falls. Upon arrival a transfer will take you to your hotel then enjoy a full day excursion to the Argentinean side of the falls. A number of walking trails are available bringing you in front of or above the rapids. You’ll also see the dramatic Garganta del Diablo or Devil’s Throat, an awe-inspiring display of natural power.

Day 5: Iguazu Falls (Argentina) - Rio De Janeiro

This morning you will explore the Brazilian side of the falls, walking along catwalks that allow you to see the torrents of water at their most impressive. This evening we transfer to the airport in Brazil for the direct evening flight to Rio. Arrival transfer to your hotel awaits on arrival.

Day 6: Rio De Janeiro

This morning our guided tour will take you to ascend Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car. From this vantage point the views of the city and bay are unforgettable. This afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps visit the bar that inspired the 1963 hit song Girl from Ipanema, or the Hippie Fair Crafts Market, an entertaining place to stroll for arts and crafts and people watch.

Day 7: Rio De Janeiro

With our guide, 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. Then continue your exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) and it’s many contrasts from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo and city Cathedral.

Day 8: Rio De Janeiro

Enjoy the day at leisure to explore the city.

Day 9: Rio De Janeiro - Amazon Jungle - Brazil

This morning we transfer you to Rio Airport for the 07 AM direct flight to Manaus situated on the mighty Amazon River. Arriving here, you are met by the team from the lodge, who transfer you by car and boat into the rain forest lodge.

Days 10-11: Amazon Jungle - Brazil

For today and tomorrow enjoy excursions to explore the incredible Amazon Rain forest. Included excursions include jungle walks, boat trips one in particular to see the incredible meeting of the waters, fishing, and more.

Day 12: Amazon Jungle - Brazil - Rio De Janeiro

This morning the lodge team will return you to the airport for your flight back to Rio. Arriving here, a driver will bring you to a beach area south of the city called Costa Verde (Angra Dos Reis). The area here is the ideal way to end a honeymoon go for romantic walks on the beach, romantic dining, intimate swimming from secluded and so much more.

Days 13-15: Rio De Janeiro

Spend the next days at leisure relaxing in this gorgeous tropical paradise, you can go on boat trips to the nearby islands, or simply relax at your hotel.

Day 16: Rio De Janeiro

Sadly your journey has come to an end, we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.