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Sample Itinerary - REF SOUTH AMERICA 252

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Day 1: Rio De Janeiro

Welcome to Rio and the start of your exclusive Latin American journey! Arriving into Rio Airport, you will see our friendly local team waiting to meet you and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 2: Rio De Janeiro

Today we enjoy exploring with a few fellow tourists the two iconic sights of Rio, Sugar Loaf Mountain by cable car and Corcovado, with its famous Statue of Christ, for great city views. The remainder of the day is spent at leisure.

Day 3: Rio De Janeiro

This morning enjoy a group excursion to the Tijuca Forest. The forest is considered to be the largest urban forest in the whole world. It represents 7% of the whole city`s territory, and it is also known as the lungs of Rio. Our tour will take you across this beautiful green world , while birds, small mammals and exotic plants can be seen along the way. Common species are the Saguis and Capuchin monkeys, as well as the quatis ( brazilian raccoon), can be easily spotted there. In terms of birds, toucans, canarians, buzzards, hawks, and many other species may be seen along the way. The afternoon is at your leisure.

Day 4: Rio De Janeiro

This morning we enjoy exploring in a small group the lovely Bohemian district of Santa Teresa, considered to be Rio's version of Montmartre. This walking tour includes a wander around the old district, a ride on the last tram line in Rio de Janeiro, a visit to the iconic and picturesque Selaron's Staircase to see the late artist's masterpiece and a trip on the subway to see how the locals get around.The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 5: Rio De Janeiro

Your hotel is very close to the beach, so head down and enjoy a day by the see as Rio residents often do. There are boat trips that can be booked which usually are a full day tour from Rio, if interested do let us know and we can provide details and costs.

Day 6: Rio De Janeiro - Iguazu Falls (Argentina)

After breakfast this morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguazu falls. Straddling the border between Argentina and Brazil, the Iguazu Falls are composed of over 250 separate cascades. Upon arrival you will join a scheduled group tour of the of the Argentinian side of the falls, walking along catwalks that allow you to see the torrents of water at their most impressive. After, make your way to your hotel with our transfer service.

Day 7: Iguazu Falls (Argentina)

This morning you catch the shuttle bus to the The Yacutinga Wildlife Reserve, which still maintains a richness in bio-diversity far away from massive tourism concentration. You can enjoy varied outdoor activities all of which are included as part of your stay here, with a soft adventure and eco-tourism focus.

Day 8: Iguazu Falls (Argentina)

Spend the day here, floating in canoes, bird watching, or hiking while accompanied by an experienced naturalist guide, will provide you with a range of information that will unlock the mysteries and peculiarities of the rainforest.

Day 9: Iguazu Falls (Argentina) - Buenos Aires

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before transferring to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. This afternoon join a scheduled group city 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 10: Buenos Aires

This city is amazing, we highly recommend a day at leisure for you to head out and explore in your own time.

Day 11: Buenos Aires - Mendoza

OPTION 1 PRICING --- Sadly your tour has come to an end, we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home. OPTION 2 PRICING --- Transfer will take you to the airport for your flight to Mendoza, the wine capital of Argentina. With striking snow-capped peaks visible on the horizon and an alluring combination of top-class dining and vibrant nightlife, Mendoza is the perfect place to base yourself for trips to the surrounding vineyards. Arriving here, our local driver brings you to your hotel.

Day 12: Mendoza

Spend the day at leisure in Mendoza. This area is fantastic you could head out on a horse riding tour in the fantastic valleys around or a tour of the Wine Route. The valleys around Mendoza are primarily farmland producing delicious olives, almonds, cherries, plums and of course, wine. Or just enjoy a walk in the countryside take in the fantastic scenery and enjoy fantastic food & wine!

Day 13: Mendoza - Santiago

This morning we transfer you to the bus station in time for your 6 hour public bus to Santiago. This bus journey is absolutely incredible in terms of scenery as you essentially pass up and over the Andes Mountains. Arriving into Santiago, meet our driver who will bring you to your hotel.

Day 14: Santiago

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