South American Escape

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Explore two of the great cities of Brazil & Argentina at a relaxed pace. Your trip begins with a 3-night stay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While here, visit 1,300 foot high Sugar Loaf Mountain and ascend a cable car to its summit. Savor spectacular vistas of the city while toasting your upcoming vacation with a favorite Brazilian cocktail. A guided sightseeing tour takes you to the cathedral and to the statue of Christ the Redeemer crowning Corcovado Mountain, a rounded peak rising 2,300 feet from the bay below. Take the scenic cog railway ride to its top for 360-degree panoramic views.

Enjoy plenty of free time to relax, explore on your own, or join optional activities and tours. Next, fly to Iguassu Falls and witness the spectacular beauty of this natural wonder with its 2-mile-wide torrential downpour. Finally, spend three nights in Buenos Aires, Argentinas vibrant capital city. Enjoy a guided walking tour at the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cemetery of the Recoleta, the burial site of Eva Peron. Witness a flawless performance of Latin Americas most sensuous dance - the Tango! You have a full day of leisure to tour the city at your own pace or join an optional tour to the Pampas, where you experience the atmosphere of Argentine country life. With a perfect balance of guided tours and leisure time to enjoy Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, this South American Escape is filled with vacation memories to last a lifetime.

Activities Sightseeing
Ecological Jungle Train
Walking tour
Sugar Loaf Mtn
Corcovado Mtn

Flight to South America

images Day 1: Board your overnight flight to South America on your way to South America for the adventure of a lifetime.

Arrive in Rio de Janeiro

images Day 2: Welcome to South America’s largest and most populous country. Rooms are ready so that you can freshen up and rest before taking a first look at Rio. This evening, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a drive along famous Ipanema and Copacabana Beaches to the base of 1,300-foot-high SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN. Ascend by cable car to its summit, where you can savor spectacular vistas of the city while toasting your upcoming vacation with caipirinhas, a favorite Brazilian cocktail. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

images Day 3: The city’s landmark, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, crowns CORCOVADO MOUNTAIN, a rounded peak rising 2,300 feet from the bay below. A scenic ride by cog railway leads to the top, where a breathtaking 360-degree panorama affords sweeping views. From here, proceed to bustling downtown Rio, where modern office towers stand next to relics of the Portuguese colonial past. View the Sambodromo and visit the CATHEDRAL. The afternoon and evening are at leisure for you to experience this vibrant city on your own. Tonight, you may opt to join in a fun outing to a churrascaria for a feast of barbecued meats marinated and roasted over charcoal in true Brazilian style, followed by a Samba show where the sheer vitality of this country explodes in a colorful extravaganza.

Rio de Janeiro

images Day 4: Enjoy a full day at leisure to fill as you wish. This morning, you may choose to join the optional Jeep tour to visit the Botanical Garden with its splendid orchid exhibit, and the dazzling green world of Tijuca National Park. This afternoon, sightseers might elect to discover historic Petropolis, a mountain resort and the site of the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II.

Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls

images Day 5: Fly to Iguassu Falls. The afternoon is dedicated to enjoying the magnificent panorama of waterfalls. The spectacle of this 2-mile-wide torrential downpour—with some cataracts as high as 250 feet—is nothing short of hypnotic. The clouds of spray, the incessant roar, and the surrounding luxuriant tropical growth make this an unforgettable natural wonder.

Iguassu Falls–Buenos Aires, Argentina

images Day 6: This morning, take the ECOLOGICAL JUNGLE TRAIN and tour the Argentine side of the Falls before your flight to Buenos Aires, proud capital of the vast country that occupies most of the southern part of the continent. After arriving at your central hotel, an orientation walk acquaints you with the “Paris of South America” and its wide boulevards and outdoor cafés. Enjoy an evening at leisure.

Buenos Aires

images Day 7: Your included sightseeing this morning starts in La Boca, a colorful district and site of the city’s first port. Take a short walking tour of this unique neighborhood at the mouth of the river and then on to San Telmo—famous for its late-colonial buildings and a popular gathering spot for artists. At the Plaza de Mayo, see La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House) and the METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, which houses San Martin’s Mausoleum. Drive past the ornate Colon Opera House before reaching THE CEMETERY OF THE RECOLETA Stroll through the famous Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, which includes graves of some of the most influential people in Argentina, the burial site of Eva Peron. Spend the afternoon at leisure. This evening, savor the atmosphere of this cosmopolitan capital on your farewell evening excursion with dinner followed by a flawless performance of Latin America’s most sensuous dance—the Tango!

Buenos Aires

images Day 8: Today is at leisure, or consider an optional excursion to the Pampas. Experience the atmosphere of Argentine country life as you visit an estancia (ranch). Get acquainted with the lifestyle of the gauchos and enjoy a barbecue lunch and the warm hospitality of your hosts before returning to the city.

Buenos Aires

images Day 9: Spend a full day at leisure. Your homebound flight departs late this evening.

Homebound Flight

images Day 10: An early morning arrival is ideal for making homebound connections.

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Activities
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  • Mokoro Excursion
  • Game Viewing
  • Fishing

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