GTBLT-460 – BRAZIL & ARGENTINA

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RIO DE JANEIRO, IGUAZU FALLS, BUENOS AIRES & CALAFATE
TWELVE DAYS / ELEVEN NIGHTS

Daily departures from USA
Minimum two persons
Valid for travel from January 3 to December 14, 2017

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Arrival in Rio de Janeiro

Upon arrival meeting and private transfer from international airport to hotel. Rest of day at leisure.
Overnight accommodations at Hotel Golden Tulip Continental – Standard room

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DAY 2: Rio de Janeiro (B/L)

Full Day Corcovado and Sugar Loaf tour with stop for lunch
Breakfast. Depart from the hotel after breakfast to visit the most famous landmarks of the city and see the natural beauty of Rio de Janeiro from up above. After a scenic drive we arrive at the bottom of the Corcovado Hill. Embark on a comfortable train that ascends the mountain, where the statue of Christ the Redeemer is located 2,300 ft above sea level. The Christ statue, known as the “wonder of Rio”, was recently elected one of the 7 “New Wonders of the World. There, passengers can enjoy a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro and discover why it is called the “Marvelous City”.

Afterward, descend the mountain and stop for a delicious lunch. Later we visit the world famous ‘Pão de Açúcar’, (Sugar Loaf Mountain). Rising up from a small peninsula at the entrance of Guanabara Bay, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of a concentrated, refined sugar loaf. The journey to the top is made in glass cable-cars. The first cable-car takes passengers to the top of Urca Hill which offers spectacular views of the entire bay and its surrounding islands. From Urca Hill, we continue in a second cable-car to the top of Sugar Loaf which offers a 360 degree view of the entire city including Botafogo and Copacabana Beaches, Corcovado Mountain and downtown Rio de Janeiro.
Duration: approximately 8 hours including time for lunch
Overnight accommodations at Hotel Golden Tulip Continental – Standard room

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DAY 3: Rio de Janeiro (B)

Day at leisure to enjoy Rio de Janeiro and its beaches.
Overnight accommodations at Hotel Golden Tulip Continental – Standard room

DAY 4: Rio de Janeiro / Iguazu Falls (B)

Breakfast. Private transfer from hotel to airport on time for your flight to Iguazu Falls. Upon arrival in Iguazu Falls, assistance and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon tour of Iguazu Falls – Brazil’s side. We head towards the Iguaçu National Park in Brazil. On the way to the Falls, we will drive through the lush, subtropical vegetation of the park. After arrival, we will take a descending trail of the canyon, from where we can enjoy panoramic views of more than 240 falls. We will board a glass elevator, which takes us to a platform where more exquisite views will be revealed. We will end the tour with a visit to the artisans fair.
Overnight accommodations Hotel San Martin Foz do Iguazu – Superior room

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DAY 5: Iguazu Falls Argentine Side Excursion (B)

Breakfast. At the set time you will be transferred to Iguazu Falls in the Argentine side and your hotel.

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The park was created in 1934 with the main aim to protect the majestic Iguazu Falls. In 1984, the UNESCO declared this place Natural World Heritage due to the beauty of the scenery and the biological diverse in this subtropical rainforest.

The visit to the Iguazu National Park can be done via 3 circuits and on catwalks, best known as Lower Path, Higher path and the Devil´s Throat Path. The Lower Path is a 1,200-metre-walk (0.8 miles) that gives a great view of the majority of the rapids and falls from a front and lower point of view. The distances range from a bird’s eye point of view of The Devil’s Throat together with several Brazilian rapids, to spectacular close-ups to other falls. This walk has some high difficulty level due to the number of steps along the way. (Approximate duration: 2 hours). The Higher Path is a 1,300-metre-walk (0.9 miles) that will raise every visitor´s adrenaline level because of the vertigo of being at the edge of some waterfalls. This walk has breathtaking sceneries from a cliff-point outlook and this is the less effort demanding walk of the three traditional ones. No steps along the way. (Approximate duration: 1 hour). The Devil’s Throat has to be access via the Ecological Jungle Train, and everyone must get off at the stop named after this waterfall. From there, there is a stroll along the catwalk which is a winding path that goes around the islands for 1,100 meters (0.7 miles) and ends in the large balconies located on the edge of falls. There are no steps along the path. (Approximate duration: 2 hours).
Overnight accommodations Hotel American Portal del Iguazu

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DAY 6: Iguazu Falls / Buenos Aires(B)

Breakfast. Transfer from hotel to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and provide you with a detailed itinerary, covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organization of your Argentina trip. You will also receive a contact information sheet with all the hotel details as well as our offices contact information and a 24-hour emergency number.
Overnight accommodations Hotel NH 9 de Julio – Standard Room

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DAY 7: Buenos Aires City Tour (B)

Breakfast The tour includes attractions such as the 9 de Julio Avenue, the Obelisk and Corrientes Street. The first stop will be in the Plaza de Mayo so as to visit the Cathedral and the Cabildo (Old City Hall). After that, the trip will continue towards the most traditional neighborhood of Buenos Aires, San Telmo, which is characterized by its old colonial houses and the cobblestoned streets.

Later on, the tour will go to La Boca Neighborhood located in the south of the city. There will be a new scheduled stop so as to look around the colorful zinc houses that make up this area of Buenos Aires and that used to be the refuge and home for the first immigrants and popular artists. Soon after, the vehicle continues to Puerto Madero – the old port of the city that was turned into one of the most exclusive gastronomic and residential areas in Buenos Aires. The tour will go to Palermo: one of the most extended areas in the city and where it is possible to find the popular woods of Palermo with more or less 300 ha (741 acres) of gardens and artificial ponds surrounded by elegant buildings. Finally, the last point in the tour is Recoleta, which is one of the most selected neighborhoods and where, among other attractions, the Recoleta Cemetery can be found. Also, there are bars, cafes and fancy restaurants that are worth a visit. Here will be the last stop so as to walk to the cemetery area and its surroundings.
Overnight accommodations Hotel NH 9 de Julio – Standard Room

DAY 8: Buenos Aires (B)

Free Day
Breakfast. Day at leisure to enjoy the city on your own. Visit Tigre and Delta; enjoy a Tango evening.
Overnight accommodations Hotel NH 9 de Julio – Standard Room

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DAY 9: Buenos Aires / El Calafate (B)

Breakfast. Private trasnfer from hotel to airport for flight to El Calafate. Private transfer from airport to hotel. Rest of day at leisure.
Overnight accommodations Hotel Design El Calafate – Standard Room

DAY 10: El Calafate (B)

Perito Moreno Glacier Excursion (shared service)
Breakfast. Today, you will leave in the morning to visit the renowned Perito Moreno glacier, unique on the planet in its constant forward movement. Along the 85 km (53 mi) that you will drive to get to the park, you will discover many Andean pre-cordillera sites that are worth sight seen or recording on camera and by the Argentino Lake you will access the National Park “Los Glaciares”.

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Along Brazo Rico River you will start to spot the floating icebergs until you finally are able to grasp in all its awe this natural wonder considered World Heritage by the United Nations. You will take the paths and enjoy some time to observe and to have lunch. Then, in the afternoon you will go back to the hotel.
Overnight accommodations Hotel Design El Calafate – Standard Room

DAY 11: El Calafate (B)

Free Day
Breakfast. Day at leisure to enjoy El Calafate and surroundings on your own.
Overnight accommodations Hotel Design El Calafate – Standard Room

DAY 12: Depart El Calafate (B)

Breakfast. Private transfer from hotel to airport for your flight to your next destination.

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RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

HOTEL RIO DE JANEIRO HOTEL IGUAZU FALLS
Hotel Golden Tulip Continental Hotel San Martin Foz do Iguazu
HOTEL BUENOS AIRES HOTEL EL CALAFATE
NH 9 DE JULIO DESIGN EL CALFATE
TWO GUESTS FOUR GUESTS SIX GUESTS
$ 2,380 $ 2,180 $ 2,040

A SAVINGS OF $250.00 PER PERSON

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FROM USA TO BRAZIL ON OUR AIR PARTNERS:
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RATE INCLUDES:

Rio de Janeiro

Three nights in Rio de Janeiro Hotel Golden Tulip Continental daily breakfast. Standard room.
Full day private tour of Corcovado and Sugar Loaf with lunch.
Private round trip transfers between airport and hotel.

Iguazu Falls

Two nights in Iguazu Falls Hotel San Martin Foz do Iguazu daily breakfast. Superior room.
Half day private tour in Iguazu Falls (Brazil side).
Private round trip transfers between airport and hotel.

NOT INCLUDED:

International air between USA and Brazil. Local air Rio de Janeiro/Iguazu.
Land services and tours not indicated in the itinerary.
Expenses of personal nature. Travel Insurance.

TOUR RATE INCLUDES:

INCLUDES:

Land services as indicated in itinerary. Local English speaking guides.
Tourist Class Hotels:
Transfers: Shared basis; Excursions: Shared basis
Superior Hotels:
Transfers: Private basis; Excursions: Shared basis
First Class Hotels:
Transfers: Private basis; Excursions: Private basis
Accommodation at the selected hotels or similar category. Meals as indicated in itinerary. Permanent 24/7 assistance in each city.

NOT INCLUDED:

International or domestic air fares. Entrance fees. Services and meals not indicated in the itinerary. Early check-in, late check-out and hotel extras. Personal expenses. Tips for guides and hotel staff.