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Cruising the Amazon

Destinations

Argentina: Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls.
Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Manaus, Amazonas.

Duration

13 days

$5,408

Included in this trip:

  • Accommodation; 12 nights.
  • Meals: 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 5 dinners (all including drinks).
  • 3 domestic/international flights: Buenos Aires – Iguassu – Rio de Janeiro – Manaus.
  • 3 entrance fee to National Parks and museums – Iguassu Falls Argentina and Brazil, Evita Museum.
  • All land transportation and professional, locally guided excursions as included in the itinerary. All excursions are privately operated or in small exclusive groups.
  • Flight´s taxes.
  • Personalized concierge service from our local experience manager before and during the trip;
  • 24/7 emergency phone and Whatsapp for urgent assistance from our staff.

Not included:

(We can gladly book these services for you if you need; just ask your Travel Designer).

  • International flights from any destination.
  • Medical, travel and cancelation insurance.
  • Services mentioned as “optional”.

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Itinerary

Explore Buenos Aires' colourful history

Day 1: Explore Buenos through the eyes of Evita Peron

A private transfer from the airport takes you your accommodation, followed by a ‘Welcome Meeting’ by our Experience Manage, also your personal concierge for the duration of this journey.

In the afternoon, trace the steps of Evita across Buenos Aires city, including a visit to the Evita Museum.

Meals: not included.

Nuss Boutique hotel

Accommodation
Nuss Boutique hotel

Tango is a thrilling dance to watch; full of heart and passion

Day 2: Visit Buenos Aires’ Tango neighbourhoods & more

Visit Buenos Aires Tango neighbourhoods, San Telmo and La Boca. Learn the Fileteado Porteño technique with a local artist followed by a full Tango evening that includes an Argentine dinner accompanied with local wine. If you’re up to it try your first steps of Tango with a local dancer before strolling along typical Milongas.

Meals: breakfast and dinner with drinks and wines.

Nuss Boutique hotel

Accommodation
Nuss Boutique hotel

Locals on horseback in the Pampas

Day 3: Buenos Aires - San Antonio de Areco, the cradle of Gaucho’s traditions

We head to one of the prettiest towns in The Pampas – San Antonio de Areco. Stroll around the local town market where you can learn about Argentine beef cuts and other local products, taste the traditional empanada and refine your culinary skills with an Argentine cooking class that will teach you how to cook steaks on the grill, prepare your own mate and try the local delicacy – the “alfajor”.

Meals: breakfast and Barbecue Lunch with drinks and wines.

Nuss Boutique hotel

Accommodation
Nuss Boutique hotel

Feel the power of the Iguassu Falls

Day 4: Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls

We depart to view one of the most amazing falls in the world. You’ll be privately transferred to the airport and then again to your accommodation, a perfect spot inside the Iguassu National Park, overlooking the falls. It’s an outstanding location to explore this breath-taking attraction.

Enjoy a pleasant lunch at the hotel before a local guide takes you around the park to view some of the most beautiful and diverse bird variety.

Meals: breakfast and lunch; and dinner with drinks and wines.

Sheraton Hotel overlooking the Waterfalls, Iguassu Falls Nat. Park

Accommodation
Sheraton Hotel overlooking the Waterfalls, Iguassu Falls Nat. Park

Explore both sides of the Iguassu Falls - Argentinian and Brazilian

Day 5: Iguassu Falls, Brazil

Today is time to relax at the hotel and explore the park your way. After lunch we´ll head to the Brazilian side of the falls and get inspired with the most beautiful and impactful views.

Once back the hotel, enjoy a pleasant dinner before leaving Argentina behind to enter Brazil.

Meals: breakfast and lunch; and dinner with drinks and wines.

Sheraton Hotel overlooking the Waterfalls, Iguassu Falls Nat. Park

Accommodation
Sheraton Hotel overlooking the Waterfalls, Iguassu Falls Nat. Park

Rio's 'Selaron Steps' are the work of artist Jorge Selaron

Day 6: Stroll around the streets of Rio

We depart for the “Carioca´s city” – Rio de Janeiro. Private transfers to and from the airports are arranged. Your accommodation is a perfect spot in the historic part of Rio at Santa Teresa.

We stroll through the streets of downtown Rio and admire architectural influences from different periods and learning of some of its history. The walking tour includes the visits of important sites such as the Parliament, the Municipal Theatre, the Imperial Palace and the Colombo Café among others.

Meals: breakfast.

Santa Teresa M Gallery, Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation
Santa Teresa M Gallery, Rio de Janeiro

The Sugar Loaf Mountains are visible from most places in Rio

Day 7: Visiting Corcovado & Sugar Loaf

Visit the most famous landmarks of the city and see the natural beauty of Rio de Janeiro from above Corcovado Hill and Sugar Loaf Mountain. This is followed by a delicious Brazilian style lunch at a traditional barbecue restaurant.

Meals: breakfast and lunch with drinks.

Santa Teresa M Gallery, Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation
Santa Teresa M Gallery, Rio de Janeiro

Get to know the 'real' Rio with an authentic tour

Day 8: A diverse experience – visiting a favela (slum) & learning the Samba

The day starts with a visit to the largest slum in South America, “Rosinha”. You will walk through its narrow streets and observe the local residents’ routine.

Then it’s time to put your groove on at a traditional dancing school in Rio and learn the steps of Samba, a key manifestation of the Brazilian culture. Later you can practice what you’ve learnt and get a taste of the famous Rio nightlife at Rio Scenarium Club.

Meals: breakfast.

Santa Teresa M Gallery, Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation
Santa Teresa M Gallery, Rio de Janeiro

Journey up the Amazon River

Day 9: Rio de Janeiro – Manaus, Brazil

We depart for Manaus, private transfers to and from the airports included in the tour. In Manaus, you will have the rest of the day free to enjoy your hotel – one of the most charming and sophisticated ones in the city, perfectly located in the historic area.  We suggest relaxing at the swimming pool and the gardens of the hotel. Don’t forget to order the popular Brazilian drink – caipirinhas, ideal for the warm weather!

Meals: breakfast.

Villa Amazonia, Manaus

Accommodation
Villa Amazonia, Manaus

A boat cruise is one of the best ways to enjoy the Amazon

Day 10: Amazon Eco Jungle Experience in Manaus

You’ll be transferred to the Manaus Pier to board the Amazon Ecoboat. As your boat navigates the Manaus riverbanks, you can enjoy the multi-coloured floating market, charming wooden houses and the biggest river port of the world. Depending on the season, we will moor off a deserted beach or at a peaceful bay to enjoy a magic evening under the starry sky.Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Amazon Ecoboat, Amazon River Cruise

Accommodation
Amazon Ecoboat, Amazon River Cruise

The giant Kapok trees of the Amazon jungle

Day 11: Amazon Eco Jungle Experience, sailing up to Acujatuba and moor

The courageous people may climb the giant trees of the area to discover a unique panorama of the Amazonian rainforest. Here we will also be able to share an unforgettable moment with the wild yet playful Amazon River pink dolphins. We’ll also dedicate some time for fishing. At nightfall, we will take a walk off the beaten track to see caimans, monkeys, birds and other fabulous jungle hosts!

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Amazon Ecoboat, Amazon River Cruise

Accommodation
Amazon Ecoboat, Amazon River Cruise

The colourful, fascinating inhabitants of the Amazon

Day 12: Amazon - Reach the Paradise village

Where the open-air Museum of Rubber is located. Today we’ll get acquainted with the living and working conditions of a Seringueiro (rubber tapper).

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Amazon Ecoboat, Amazon River Cruise

Accommodation
Amazon Ecoboat, Amazon River Cruise

Don't miss including the Amazon Jungle in your vacation

Day 13: Sail back to Manaus

Our wonderful adventures come to an end when we dock at the Manaus port. From the port, private transfers will take you to the airport for your flight back home.

Meals: breakfast.

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