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2021 Splendours of South America

The ultimate South America small-group holiday experiencing many of the highlight locations, natural beauty and spectacles of Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil

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TOUR OVERVIEW

Packed full of highlights, this journey showcases the diversity of wonders across the Andes and Amazon. At Cusco, in the Peruvian Andes, be immersed in the ancient culture of the Incas, visit the Sacred Valley and revel in the magnificent citadel ruins of Machu Picchu. At Lake Titicaca, visit the floating Uros Islands before continuing to the lofty heights of La Paz. The Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires is home to some of Sth America’s most lively neighbourhoods and classical architecture. At the Argentinian border with Brazil, experience the magnificent might of Iguazu Falls, before finally arriving in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Rio de Janeiro!

Our NEW 2021 “Splendours of South America” is the ultimate, bucket-list South American trip for those wanting to experience the natural beauty and spectacles of  some of the main highlights of South America.

Be inspired by the beauty and immensity of the Amazon and the might of the waterfalls of Iguazu. Be overwhelmed by the iconic site of the lost Inca city Machu Picchu perfected amongst towering peaks in the Andes. Be impressed by the sights and sounds of locals in Peru’s Sacred Valley. Journey on the gentle shores to the Uros Islands of Lake Titicaca and enjoy magnificent views from a teleferique over Bolivia’s high capitol, La Paz , Meander through the vibrant an colourful streets of La Boca in exciting Buenos Aires watching impromptu street tango performances.  Finish with three nights in colourful and iconic Rio de Janeiro with it’s beaches, samba and spectacular views from it’s cable-car and iconic Christ Redeemer Statue.

We take many of the major, must-see highlights of South America and put them together into one unique adventure. Internal flights included to shorten long drive days yet enough time travelling in full-0sized coach or iconic trains tao enjoy the spectacular scenery.

HIGHLIGHTS (23 days Lima to Rio de Janeiro)

  • Lima welcome Highlight Dinner
  • Lima half-day Walking/Driving Tour with expert Local Guide (incl. entry to Santo Domingo Church)
  • Internal  Sth American flights i) Lima to Puerto Maldonado ii) Puerto Maldonado to Cusco iii) La Paz to Buenos Aires iv) Buenos Aires to Iguazu v) Iguazu to Rio de Janeiro. Group tranfers for all internal Sth American flights included
  • Canoe journey to Amazon accomodation, guided walk through Concepcion Trails and dusk canoe wildlife and ecosystem excursion on Madre de Rios River
  • Tambopata National Reserve Amazon walk/trek and dugout canoe excursion
  • Motorized canoe excursion to Inkaterra Canopy Walkway Center
  • Night-time Amazon rainforest adventure
  • Puerto Maldonado Butterfly House
  • Visit rustic Chinchero in Sacred Valley incl Maras Salt Ponds and circular terraces of Moray
  • Sacred valley local hacienda/working farm visit incl. local lunch
  • Ollantaytambo Inca private site visit with local guide
  • Machu Picchu 360 train ride Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientas
  • Machu Picchu Inca Site half-day private visit with local guide
  • Inca Ceremonial Center of Sacsayhuaman in Cusco
  • Cusco site-seeing with local guide.
  • Highlight dinner Cusco
  • Full day Lake Titicaca excursion incl. boat ride to Uros floating island and Taquile Island, Peru
  • Tiahuanaco archeological site visit with local guide, Bolivia
  • Moon Valley excursion, Bolivia
  • La Paz city tour with local guide incl. teleferique to Kili Kili viewpoint
  • La Paz highlight dinner
  • Buenos Aires two, half-day city tours with local guide incl. city centre Recoleta Cemetery, La Boca, Caminto and San Telmo districts
  • Buenos Aires empanada making demonstration and lunch
  • Buenos Aires highlight Tango Show
  • Iguazu Falls Argentinian-side full-day tour incl. exciting boat ride to base of falls
  • Iguassu Falls Brazil-side visit incl. Bird Sanctuary Visit
  • Rio de Janeiro two half day city tours incl. Christ Redeemer Statue and Sugarloaf peak cable car visits.
  • Copacabana and Ipanema Beach plus Lapa Arches and Selaron Stairs visits
  • Macarena Stadium and Sambadrome visits
  • Highlight final dinner and Samba show

Other Inclusions

  • Welcome drink in Lima
  • Individual Arrival and Departure airport transfers Lima and Rio de Janeiro
  • Stunning Amazon River nature and wildlife scenery
  • Sacred Valley drive, Peru
  • Cusco to Lake Titicaca drive incl. drive through Juliaca city
  • Stunning drive Lake Titicaca to la Paz
  • Group photo (one per couple/single)
  • Hotel porterage (on departure from each hotel)
  • Local Tour Directors in Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil
  • All tips to Tour Directors, Tour Drivers, local guides and included restaurants

Tour Pace

Plenty of relaxing two night stopovers and two, three-night stops.  This is to ensure you won’t feel so burnt-out by the end of the trip! Some earlier starts to enjoy the wonders of the Amazon. Free-time to explore at your own pace in each location for those who are more independant and don’t want to have their hands held at every moment.

Five flights included within Sth America to avoid too many long drive days mixed with some travel time on full-sized coaches to enjoy the scenery of many key locations.  Too many inclusions to mention!

QUICK FACTS

DURATION

23 Days

COUNTRIES

Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil

DEPARTURES

April 2021 Dates to be confirmed October 2019

PRICING

AU$tba per person twin share

AVAILIBILITY

As at Sept 2019:   Places available, tour selling!

TOUR MAP

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 / April 2021 START LIMA

Welcome to Lima! Upon arrival to the Jorge Chavez International Airport, met your driver and get transferred from the airport to your hotel. At your hotel you will be met by your Tour Leader for a welcome briefing.

At night, get ready to enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

While Peru’s capital officially began life in 1535, when Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded the city on the Day of the Three Kings, settlements had been scattered through the valley since before the Incas. The city was built on top of an existing palace and temples that belonged to the local chief who had little choice but to move on. Lima was in its prime during the Spanish colonial days and much of the city’s attraction now lies in its well-preserved historical centre. (D)

ACCOMMODATION: Lima 2 Nights – Dazzler by Wyndham Miraflores

Day 2 / April 2021 LIMA

  1. In the morning, get ready to explore Lima.Start with a panoramic view of the “Pucllana Pyramid” a magnificent ceremonial and archeological center built in the 4th century A.D. and considered a “sacred village” by the Incas. The Viceroyalty of Perú was the most important of the Spanish Empire and Lima was its capital.Then, head to the colonial side of the city. See attractions like the Cathedral, the Viceroyalty of Peru, the main places of Lima’s Plaza Mayor (Main Square), the Government Palace, the City Hall, and other important monuments. Later, visit the Convent of Santo Domingo, where the relics of three Peruvian saints, Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres and San Juan Macias are conserved. After visiting Lima Downtown, head to the modern section of this great metropolis and visit the district of Miraflores with its nice Shopping Mall named Larco Mar, which was built on a spectacular cliff overlooking the Pacific Oceanand the traditional “Parque del amor” (Love Park). Return to your hotel.The afternoon is at leisure to rest or explore on your own. (BB)

Day 3 /  April 20201 – LIMA to AMAZON/PUERTO MALDONADO

At the appropriate time, transfer from the hotel to the Jorge Chavez International Airport to board the flight to Puerto Maldonado (flight is included).

Welcome to Puerto Maldonado! Upon arrival to the Padre Aldamiz International Airport, the lodge staff will welcome you and provide the necessary information for your stay.

Navigate by outboard motorized canoe along the Madre de Dios River to Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción for approximately 25 minutes. Enjoy lunch with organic ingredients and native flavors.

After lunch, take a walk-through Concepcion Trails, inside property nature trails, where you will discover and learn about primary and secondary rainforest, its components, uses, transformations by the human being, and its relevance for the world.

At dusk navigate by outboard motorized canoe, at the twilight river excursion. By sailing on the Madre de Dios River, learn about its ecosystem, Amazonian creeks, nocturnal animals’ behavior, and the southernconstellations. In the evening enjoy a nice dinner in the Casa Grande ́s dining room. (BB,D)

ACCOMMODATION: Puerto Maldonado 2 nights – Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion (Cabana)

Day 4 / April 2021 AMAZON/PUERTO MALDONADO

  1. New experiences are ahead and after taking a nutritious buffet breakfast, get ready for a long trek through terra firma into the Tambopata National Reserve towards Lake Sandoval.Understand why Madre de Dios is called the biodiversity capital of Peru, while learning about the Reserve’sconservation efforts and the lake’s formation. Navigate by dugout canoe across this mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter (Pteronura brasiliensis), blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna), red howler monkey (Alouatta seniculus), black caiman (Melanosuchus niger), and one of theworld’s biggest fresh water scaled fish, the paiche (Arapaima gigas). Back to the lodge for lunch, and later the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway & Anaconda Walk wait for you.Take a 20-minute ride by outboard motorized canoe to the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway Interpretation Center, learn about its construction and the conservation projects of ITA-Inkaterra Asociación (NGO). Ascend one of the two 98-foot towers (30 m.) and cross the 7 hanging bridges that connect the treetops at 91 ft. high (28 m). Enjoy the breathtaking vistas and get the chance to watch white-throated toucans (Ramphastos tucanus), woodpeckers, trogons, squirrel monkeys (Saimiri boliviensis) and the three-toed sloth (Choleopus hoffmani). After descending keep on feeling the incredible primary rainforest energy going along the 200- meter wooden bridge over the swamps (aguajales). Learn about the fauna and flora of this flooded ecosystem.At night get ready for an adventure during the rainforest by night excursion. Explore the Amazon rainforest that gives way to nocturnal animals who display intriguing behavior patterns, and enhanced senses as adaptation mechanisms.Listen to nocturnal living nature sounds and penetrate this hidden world. End up your day with a pleasant dinner. (BB,D)

Day 5 /  April 20201  PUERTO MALDONADO/AMAZON to SACRED VALLEY

After breakfast buffet, take a ride back to Puerto Maldonado by outboard motorized canoe. Arrive at the Butterfly House where you may wait for your flight to your next destination, while visiting this beautiful butterfly house and learning about the fascinating transformation of these colorful insects (Flight is included).

Welcome to Cusco! Upon arrival to the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, transfer to your hotel located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

The Sacred Valley was undoubtedly a key area of settlement to the Incas; its combination of agreeable climate and fertile plains bestow an unusual abundance for the high Andes. Here the Incas sculpted the mountain flanks with vast contour terracing and irrigation channels

After check-in, enjoy a dinner at Alma Restaurant, located inside the hotel.(BB,D)

ACCOMMODATION: Sacred Valley 2 nights – Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado (Superior Room)

Day 6 /  April 2021 – SACRED VALLEY

  1. Today visit the towns of Chincheros & Maras.Head to the small rustic town of Chinchero. This town lies off the main road between Cusco and Urubamba. This little town is missed by many but has some interesting spots for visitors to see. There is a great display of Inca architecture, ruins and megalithic carved rocks. Chinchero is home to the famous Peruvian weaving and also has a colouful market (on Sundays only). A beautiful adobe church sits on the plaza, which can be visited daily. Chinchero is also believed to be the birthplace of the rainbow.Continue to the Maras Salt Ponds and the circular terraces of Moray. On the way see some of the most scenic spots in the Sacred Valley. First, visit the ancient salt ponds near the village of Maras, where salty springs emerge from the hillside and the Incas built terraces to capture the flows and harvest salt.Continue the excursion to Moray, where huge circular agricultural terraces were built by the Incas on limestone sinks served to plant various crops. It is said to have a cosmological significance; however, the Incas used the terraces as an agricultural laboratory to determine the optimum conditions for each species in varying altitudes.Continue to a local hacienda to learn the unique vivential experience of working in a farm. Learn firsthand about the Cusco Giant White corn and its production, the hacienda life and delight yourself with a Farm to Table lunch while you enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Day 7 /  April 2021 – SACRED VALLEY to AGUAS CALIENTAS

  1. Today visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo, an important Inca construction built during the Inca’s heydays. This is an extraordinary Inca place where besides the ruins, it is possible to see an amazing rock formation representing the Inca god Wiracocha.After visiting Ollantaytambo, head to the train station to board the tourist train towards Aguas Calientes, a modern little town close to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.The train ride to Machu Picchu is one of the most beautiful journeys that visitors can experience in our country. After passing the Sacred Valley of the Incas the train starts to descend gradually along the edge of the Urubamba River, till finally reach the cloud forest. After approximately 1 hour 45 minutes, arrive to Aguas Calientes town.The rest of the day is free to rest or explore on your own. Dinner is included at the hotel. (BB,D)ACCOMMODATION: Aguas Calientas 2 nights – El Mapi by Inkaterra

Day 8 /  April 2021 – AGUAS CALIENTAS – MACHU PICCHU

  1. Today visit the breath-taking archaeological site of Machu Picchu.Take a short bus ride up the steep, zigzagging road to the impressive Lost City of the Incas. Upon arrival, get into the archaeological zone of Machu Picchu and the tour guide will show you the most important sectors of this great Inca City, such as the great Intiwatana (solar clock), the Sun Temple, the urban sector, the agricultural sector among others.Machu Picchu was long thought to be legendary. Then in 1911, the explorer Hiram Bingham stumbled upon it remains. Machu Picchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments.After the tour, head to the restaurant located outside the archaeological site to have lunch.Later on, return to the town by bus. The rest of the day remains at

Day 9 /  April 2021 AGUAS CALIENTAS to CUSCO

  1. The first hours of the morning are at leisure. If you wish, make a second visit to Machu Picchu early in the morning.At the appropriate time, board the tourist train back to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival to the train station, you will be transferred back to Cusco.On the way back, visit the huge “Inca Ceremonial Center of Sacsayhuaman”. This enormous structure overlooks the city of Cusco. Its constructions are amazing, with huge rocks perfectly fitted. It is said that it took over 10,000 workers 50 years to build it. The origin of the temple of Sacsayhuaman is still today unknown. The archaeologist attributed its construction to the Period of the Inca Pachacutec. After this visit, transfer to your hotel.  (BB,BD)ACCOMMODATION: Cusco 2 nights – Sonesta Cusco (Superior Room)

Day 10 /  April 2021  CUSCO

  1. Start by tasting different Piscos. Get an up close and personalized introduction to its history, diffusion, theprocess and how to best appreciate Peru’s national drink. Choose from a single grape varietal, a MasterDistiller’s inspirations across various varietals, Elevation, North to South or our house favorites.Later, learn how to make the most famous drink in Peru, part pisco, part lime juice, part simple syrup and a lot of shaking! Blend your own infusion of mango, coca leaf, licorice or hot pepper.Finish this amazing experience with a dinner.  (BB,HD)

Day 11 / April 2021 – CUSCO to PUNO/LAKE TITICACA

Today travel by land to Puno. This direct tourist service will take you on decent roads through spectacular mountain scenery. Pass through the large sprawling town of Juliaca on your way to Puno, which is a colourful and lively place renowned for its traditional street dancing, often performed in celebration of Catholic festive days in February each year.

After check-in, get some time to rest and acclimatize to the altitude. Dinner is included at the restaurant located inside the hotel.

Puno is located between the shores of Lake Titicaca and the mountains surrounding the city. Puno is undoubtedly one of the most attractive destinations in Peru, few cities have the privilege of being located on the shores of a wonder of nature such as Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. world more than 3800 meters above sea level. The Lake Titicaca is home of the famous Floating Islands of the Uros, an amazing archipelago of totora islands, inhabited by the Uros, descendants of one of the oldest cultures of the continent.  (BB,D)

ACCOMMODATION: Puno 2 nights – Sonesta Posada del Inca Puno (Lake View Room)

Day 12 / April 2021 – PUNO/LAKE TITICACA

A full day tour by boat to the Uros and Taquile Island will show the Andean culture. The lake contains numerous islands whose inhabitants continue to live as their ancestors. The Uros, is an example of this. Uros people live on “floating islands” that they have artificially made entirely of totora reeds, and they navigate in their traditional boats also made out of totora reeds.

The Uros on the islands have intermarried with the Aymara and no pure Uros exist. The people are friendly, but very poor, and consequently there are constant requests for money. Rather than giving the children money or sweets, we suggest that you buy their handicrafts.

Continue to Taquile Island, located on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca 45 km offshore from the city of Puno. About 2,200 people live on the island. Taquile is known for the kindness of their residents, their ancestral skill in weaving, their pre-Columbian constructions and lovely countryside. In this island, find fine handwoven textiles and clothing, which are regarded as among the highest-quality handicrafts in Peru. In this Island have the chance to enjoy a typical lunch in one rustic local restaurant (included). In the afternoon, return to Puno by boat.  (BB,L)

Day 13 / April 2021 – LAKE TITICACA to LA PAZ

At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to La Paz via Desaguadero.

Today say farewell to our Peruvian tour leader who will accompany us to the first stop is the Peruvian migration office.

Leave the vehicle and proceed through Peruvian migration, cross the bridge to the Bolivian side and submit your passport at the Bolivian migration office.

Your Bolivian Tour leader will be waiting with the transportation that will take you to La Paz. About 30 minutes after crossing the border there’s another stop where the army will again check your documents. Remember to reset your watch, as Bolivia is one to two hours ahead of Peru.

On the way to La Paz, stop at Tiahuanaco for a visit.

The archaeological site of Tiahuanaco was the base of a great civilization that began around 500 BC before mysteriously ‘disappearing’ around AD1200. It is believed that the ceremonial complex dates back to the AD800 and was once at the centre of a powerful and self-sustaining empire based in the southern Central Andes. It is also where the Incas learned about building systems and agricultural practices. The sprawling ruins comprise of temples, courtyards, terraced pyramids, monolithic stone statues and gateways. The most famous structure is the Puerta del Sol (Gateway of the Sun). From the ruins it’s a two-hour drive to La Paz,

After check-in, get some time to rest and acclimatize to the altitude. Dinner is included at the restaurant located inside the hotel. (BB,D)

ACCOMMODATION: La Paz 2 nights – La Casona Boutique

Day 14 / April 2021 – LA PAZ

  1. By the morning, start the excursion to Moon Valley, located 10 km away from the center of the city. This Valley is a unique geological place where erosion has formed a large collection of sandstone monoliths shaped over thousands of years, giving the place of true lunar surface scenery.Then, visit a typical Indian market, the famous Witch Doctor’s Market and the San Francisco Colonial Church. The tour continues to the Plaza Murillo where the Cathedral, the Government Palace and the National Congress buildings are located. Visit the famous colonial street Calle Jaen, where interesting museums are clustered together. Finally head to Killi Killi viewpoint to see of the city from the top. Return to hotel.At night, get ready to have dinner at a local restaurant. (BB,HD)

Day 15 /  April 2021 – LA PAZ to BUENOS AIRES

Today say farewell to your Bolivian tour leader who will accompany you to the El Alto International Airport to board your flight to Buenos Aires (flight is included).

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Welcome to Buenos Aires! Upon arrival to the Ezeiza International Airport, transfer to your hotel. At your hotel you will be met by your local Tour Leader for a welcome briefing.

After check-in, get some time to rest. Dinner is included at the restaurant located inside the hotel.

Born on the banks of Río de la Plata, Buenos Aires is a city of contrasts. Avenues which display sensational European buildings and architectural pieces of work, neighborhoods with, literally speaking, taste of tangoand “arrabal” (suburb). A large city with intense cultural, artistic and sports life that shows you an extensive range of possibilities: different sorts of events, a great gastronomic offer and an incomparable recreational night life at the exciting rhythm of a “milonga” (popular Argentinean dance).  (BB,D)

ACCOMMODATION: Buenos Aires 2 nights – Tango de Mayo (Superior room)

Day 16 / April 2021 – BUENOS AIRES

  1. Enjoy a morning exploring some of Buenos Aires sites with your guide, including the Recoleta Cemetery – the final resting place of some of the city’s most famous residents and walk among the tombs andmonuments. Walk around La Boca and its well-known ‘Caminito’ district, before moving on to the lesser- known side of this colourful neighbourhood to visit an artist’s gallery. Next, wander the cobbled streets of San Telmo and finish the tour getting to know the most iconic place of Buenos Aires and maybe even Argentina: ‘Plaza de Mayo’. Stop for a group lunch at a local restaurant. Return to your hotel. (BB)

Day 17 / April 2021 BUENOS AIRES

Enjoy Argentinian local cuisine with an interactive culinary experience in Buenos Aires.

Start with a Malbec-based cocktail, then learn how to make wine-based cocktails under the guidance of a sommelier and a mixologist (if you choose the mixology option). Master the art of correctly closing empanadas before sitting down to enjoy authentic Argentine cuisine, combined with four boutique wines.

At night, get ready to enjoy the true Buenos Aires’ spirit at the Piazzolla Tango, a unique place of sophistication, elegancy and style merged with the perfect stage. A majestic display of live music, an excellent set of dancers and singers and the most exquisite dishes are the perfect companions for a soirée full of Piazzolla Tango ́s magic, spirit and memories of Buenos Aires. (BB,L,HD)

Day 18 / April 2021 – BUENOS AIRES to IGUAZU FALLS

At the appropriate time, transfer from your hotel to the Jorge Newbery International Aeroparque to board your flight to Puerto Iguazu (Flight is not included)

Welcome to Iguazu! Upon arrival to Puerto Iguazu International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel located in the Argentinian side. The rest of the afternoon remains at leisure to make some exploration on your own. Dinner is included at the hotel.

Iguazu Falls is one of the most famous attractions. These 275 massive waterfalls are divided between Argentina and Brazil and provide vastly different views and experiences depending on which side they are viewed from. In the “Land of the Falls,” visitors can revel in the splendor of the natural forests, rivers and lakes. Travelers also have the unique opportunity to experience the falls and attractions not only in Brazil but in Ciudad del Este (Paraguay) and Puerto Iguazu (Argentina) as well. (BB,D)

ACCOMMODATION: Iguazu (Argentina) 2 Nights – Loi Suite Iguazu (Superior Room)

Day 19 / April 2021 – IGUAZU FALLS

  1. Today visit the Argentinean side of Iguazu Waterfalls.Gain a deep perspective of the breathtaking waterfalls, recently named one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Three set of trails and walkways allow exploring the natural beauty of the falls and the surrounding jungle as you walk through the National Park. On the lower circuit take in a view of the falls from below, feeling part of the natural surroundings, and sensing their great magnitude. The upper circuit takes you above the falls where you get a different perspective of the same waterfalls you just saw on the lower circuits. And no visit to Iguazu is complete without viewing the Devil’s Throat Falls, where you stand justfeet from the thundering cascades of water tumbling to depths below.Later enjoy the grand adventure boat ride. On board a boat, see highlights such as Devil’s Throat and theSan Martin Falls—be prepared to get wet as you sail into the splash zone. Plus, ride over choppy rapids, hike up to a vista point, and ride an off-road vehicle through the jungle.   (BB,D)

ACCOMMODATION: Honnigsvag 2 Nights – Scandic Bryggen Honnigsvag

Day 20 /  April 2021 – IGUAZU FALLS to RIO DE JANEIRO

  1. In the morning visit the Brazilian side of the falls.

Visiting the falls from the Brazilian side will give you a completely different perspective of the side of these amazing falls, as you will have the panoramic view of the entire falls.

Continue to the Iguazu Falls Parque das Aves (Bird Park). Walk through subtropical forest to see several native species of birds in their natural habitat. This park is a refuge and sanctuary for many bird species, including macaws, golden parakeets, harpy eagles, and toucans. Displays also include other animal life such as reptiles, snakes, and tarantulas. Once you have finished your tour, you will be transferred to the Foz Do Iguazu International Airport to board your flight to Rio de Janeiro (flight is not included).

Welcome to Rio! Upon arrival to the Galeao International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Dinner is included at the hotel.

Rio de Janeiro, often called “Cidade Maravilhosa”, is world renowned for its breathtaking landscapes andlocation, nestled between lush, green mountains and crystal clear seas. Rio is one of the most culturally and economically prominent cities in Brazil and features some of the country’s most famous touristattractions such as Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer statue, and the iconic beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. The city is full of energy and rhythm, and the locals of Rio are known for their carefree spirit and charm. (BB,D)

ACCOMMODATION: Rio de Janeiro 3 nights – Arena Copacabana (Deluxe Room)

Day 21 / April 2021 – RIO DE JANEIRO

  1. Today explore the most famous places in Rio de Janeiro.Start with a scenic drive to Corcovado Hill (704m), and the greatest national icon – Christ the Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro. Have some time to enjoy the panoramic views of Rio and appreciate the giant statue, which was recently named as one of the seven new wonders of the world. Then continue to the district of Urca and the world-famous Sugar Loaf. Board the first cable car to the top of Urca Hill (215m), which offers spectacular views of Guanabara Bay. A second cable car will take you to the Sugar Loaf (395m), giving you a chance to take in the spectacular 360-degree views of the city and surrounds. Return to your hotel.At night, visit one of Rio’s Sambadrome to experience and learn the famous and typical Brazilian samba. This is an activity you might not want to miss. (BB)

Day 22 / April 2021 – RIO DE JANEIRO

Today learn more about Rio de Janeiro.

Explore the Maracanã Stadium (Bellini ́s statue and Hall of Fame. Entry into the stadium is not included)and a stop at the Sambadrome (the stadium for the city ́s main Carnival parade). Passing through the city’shistoric center, have a chance to see the Lapa Arches and make a quick stop to visit the Selaron Stairs, an amazing urban work of art by the late Jorge Selaron. Returning to the hotel along Aterro do Flamengo, pass by the Monument to the Fallen in World War II and the beaches of Flamengo and Botafogo.

At night, get ready to enjoy a farewell dinner at a local churrasqueria restaurant in Rio de Janeiro. (BB,HD)

Day 23 / April 2021 – END RIO DE JANEIRO

End Rio     (BB)

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DEPARTURES

April, 2021

PRICING

AU$tba per person twin share (23-day tour)

Please contact us directly for Single Supplement pricing

HOW TO BOOK

Please contact us directly at info@quovadisholidays.com or 1 800 722 311 (within Australia) or +61 1 800 722 311 to request a Booking Form or more details