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Impressions of South America 2018

10 days with Trafalgar   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices 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.

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. (Full Breakfast, Welcome Reception)

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. (Full Breakfast, Regional Meal)

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. (Full Breakfast)

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. (Full Breakfast, Dinner)

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. (Full Breakfast, Lunch)

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. (Full Breakfast)

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. (Full Breakfast, Regional Meal)

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. (Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining)

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. (Full Breakfast)

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All This Included
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.

Dining
  • 9 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 4 dinners
Travel Highlights
  • 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
Highlights
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
Sightseeing Highlights
  • 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
Accommodations
Rio de Janeiro: Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana
Iguassu Falls: Wish Resort Golf Foz do Iguassu
Buenos Aires: InterContinental Buenos Aires
Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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