Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1 – UK – RIO DE JANERIO
Fly to Rio De Janerio. On arrival you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel Golden Tulip Regente.
DAY 2 – RIO DE JANERIO (B/L/D)
Visit the most famous landmarks of the Rio city. After a scenic drive along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, passengers arrive at the bottom of the Corcovado Hill. We will embark on a comfortable train which will climb the mountain, where the statue of Christ the Redeemer, is located (2.300ft above sea level). Upon arrival at the top we have mechanized access, with panoramic elevators and escalators that take us to the foot of the statute. We make our way down on the same route and towards the other world famous landmark, the Sugar Loaf Mountain.Rising up from small peninsula at the entrance of Guanabara Bay, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined sugar loaf. The tour is done in two steps by glass cable-cars. The first cable-car takes passengers to the top of Urca Hill, which rises 215 meters above sea level and offers spectacular views of the entire bay its islands. From Urca Hill, passengers continue in a second cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf which rises395 metersabove sea level and offers a 360 degree view of the entire city including Botafogo and Copacabana Beaches, the Corcovado and downtown Rio.
DAY 3 – TIJUCA NATIONAL PARK (B/D)
Experience the world’s largest urban forest through an open-top Jeep ride and relaxed hike that afford close-up views of wild animals and plants. Ride through Tijuca National Park’s rainforest in an open-top Jeep during this half-day trip from Rio. During the Jeep tour, stop at Vista Chinesa for panoramic views of Copacabana, Ipanema and Guanabara Bay. Look for sloths, monkeys, butterflies and birds. Make stops at Mayrink Chapel and Emperor’s Table.
DAY 4 – RIO DE JANERIO (B/D)
Today you can choose to relax at your hotel, ideally either by the pool or down on the beach, or continue to independently explore Rio.
DAY 5 – RIO DE JANERIO – IGUASSU FALLS (B/D)
Fly to Iguassu falls. On arrival you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort
DAY 6 – IGUASSU FALLS (B/D)
Tour the Argentina side of Iguassu Falls, you will be escorted to the Visitor’s Centre in the National Park. Here board a gas-propelled train which will take you to the footbridges and paths which make up the ‘Upper Circuit’ of the Falls. There is a walk of around one hour to the lower circuit, this visit will last approximately one and half hours. Returning to the upper circuit, board the train for ‘Devil’s Throat’. Once you are at the end of the footpath you will be surprised by the strategic lookout point resting on the side of the Devil’s Throat. Finally comes a jungle truck ride and a high speed boat run to add adrenaline and emotions to this amazing tour.
DAY 7 – IGUASSU FALLS (B/D)
We Head for Iguassu Falls Brazilian side, located 20kms from the border between Argentina and Brazil. First you will be escorted to the Visitor’s Centre in the National Park. This Centre has excellent photographs and a fantastic exhibition of the Falls as well as a souvenir shop. Continue inside the National Park, along a paved road for a 10km ride that will take you to the Falls. Here you have a walking tour along the catwalk measuring 1km of easy hike. Along this trek, there are several gorgeous panoramic views of the Falls and at the end of the catwalk there is a fantastic close-up encounter with Devil’s Throat and the main waterfalls. Finally, take the panoramic elevator to the upper part of Iguazu Falls, here you will follow a track towards the Espaco Porto Canoas (The Port Canoas Space) and enjoy the spectacular views from the upper Iguazu River.
DAY 8 – IGUASSU FALLS – BUENOS AIRES (B/D)
Transfer to the airport for your two hour flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival you’re met by your chauffeur-guide and taken to your hotel. You have the rest of the day to relax and rest. On arrival you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel Novotel. Then in the evening we leave for Tango show. This magic night ends in one of the most important Tango-Dinner shows.
DAY 9 – BUENOS AIRES (B/D)
After breakfast we leave for Delta Island tour. We will leave Buenos Aires city heading for this natural scenery and will sail along the Delta and its islands. The life of the “isle os” (people who live on the islands of the Delta) is very special. We will know their customs, culture and ways of life. We will see the elegant residences located in the residential neighborhoods of the northern suburbs. We will visit San Isidro neighborhood, and know its history and people. On the way back to Buenos Aires city, we will pass by the Presidential Residence (Quinta de Olivos).
DAY 10 – BUENOS AIRES (B/D)
After breakfast, Spend some time with the local expert in this panoramic introduction to Buenos Aires. Your city exploration starts with the symbol of the city, the Obelisk. This giant monument was built in 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the city. One of the city’s unique features is the many beautiful open squares of colonial Spanish descent. You’ll fall in love with Plaza de Mayo, Plaza San Martín, or Plaza Congreso. The avenues are lined with equally impressive sights including favorites like Corrientes, Mayo and 9 de Julio. The financial and commercial areas of Buenos Aires are home to many interesting local sights and you can’t miss the home of the Argentinean’s favorite past time, the numerous massive soccer stadiums throughout the city. Discover architecture in historic neighborhoods like La Boca, San Telmo and Montserrat.
Enjoy the finer things in life in elegant neighborhoods like Palermo and Recoleta. Between the neighborhoods, you’ll enjoy the beauty of nature interspersed at places like Lezama Park and Tres de Febrero Park
DAY 11 – BUENOS AIRES – SANTIAGO (B)
Morning transfer to Buenos Aires airport to board your flight to Santiago. On arrival check in at hotel Cumbres.
DAY 12 – SANTIAGO (B/D)
Our city tour commence with a rich cultural heritage comes to life through iconic symbols of the city including la Plaza de Armas (the main square), Santa Lucia Hill, La Moneda (the Government Palace), the Post Office and the Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral. Then head to Cerro San Cristobal, a tall hill rising nearly 1000 feet above the city, located inside the city’s largest urban park. Standing atop the hill you’ll find a church as well as a stunning 72 foot tall statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Finally we will visit the Orient Sector, the most modern area of the city with its impressive high rise buildings and classy boulevards. The afternoon is free for your own leisure and other shopping activities. Enjoy a magical night of entertainment with a delicious international dinner and live show. The show begins with dances from all over Chile including traditional dances from the North (La Tirana), the Central area (the Huasos) and the South (Chilotes) and the Best the typical dance from Eastern Island. See an extraordinary display of traditional outfits and authentic choreography from a folkloric group.
DAY 13 – VALPARAISO (B/L)
After breakfast, we head for Valparaiso on the Pacific Coast, we will pass through the beautifully groomed vineyards of the Curacavi and Casablanca Valleys. Valparaiso, Spanish for “Paradise Valley,” is a cultural hotspot that serves as one of the country’s most important seaports. The entire city is recognized as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site for its intriguing cobblestone labyrinth of historic buildings and ancient funiculars along sloping hills. From the lookout point of “Mirador 21 de Mayo” you’ll enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the city and harbor. Your guide will point out some of the more interesting sights and is an open book for any questions you may have. Next we will visit the garden city, Vina a del Mar, Spanish for “Vineyard of the Sea.” The most famous and most visited beach in the Central Coast has much to offer. The city is ripe with beautiful parks, gardens, and avenues scattered across miles of sparkling beaches. Sights include the Presidential Castle, Liberty Avenue, The 1930’s Casino, and various classic century old “Palaces.”
DAY 14 – CONCHA Y TORO (B)
Travel through the beautiful wine country to Chile’s legendary Concha y Toro Winery. After a relaxing drive, pass through the traditional winery’s grand entrance to spend a pleasant afternoon enjoying the grounds. Wander the beautifully landscaped gardens and admire the colonial architecture of the buildings as you tour the verdant vineyards of the enclave. Visit “Casillero del Diablo” (Devil’s Cellar), the source of the famous legend that made Chilean wine known around the world. End the tour with a visit to the wine bar, an ideal place to taste premium wines paired with lavish appetizers and cheeses.
DAY 15 – SANTIAGO – UK (B)
After breakfast transfer to the airport in time to catch your flight back to home
DAY 16 – UK