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 tbookhe 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 wither 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 Telmoand 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 – BARILOCHE (B/D)
Morning we fly to Bariloche . On arrival check in at hotel Villa Huinid .
DAY 12 – VICTORIA ISLAND (B)
We head to Panuelo Port by bus where you will sail for one and a half hour and disembark in Quetri Hue Port. From there you will enter the Myrtle Forest where you will go along a 50-minute walk and have the opportunity to marvel at this spectacular forest of trees with a height of 18 meters, cold crust tan-like white flowers blossom out of tress that are estimated to be 300 years old in age. Myrtle Forest has been declared a National Monument for its unique beauty.You will then head to Victoria Island and arrive at Anchorena Port located at the center of the island. From the service center you can choose from the following free guided hikes on trails or main paths in the island: Former National Nursery Trail – Interpretive Trail “Antonio Pargade” – Puerto Gross and old town – rock paintings – Playa del Toro – Balcony of Cerro Bella Vista, among others. Then return to Panuelo Port for your transfer back into Bariloche.
DAY 13 – SANTIAGO DE CHILE – BUENOS AIRES (B/D)
Fly to Buenos Aires.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 14 – BARILOCHE (B/D)
Today the tour starts in Bariloche, riding down Ezequiel Bustillo Ave., a winding paved road along the Nahuel Huapi lakeshore. At kilometer 8, you will pass by Playa Bonita, from where you will see Huemul Island. Continuing along this road for another 10 km, and after passing through breathtaking scenery, you will arrive at Campanario Hill. A chair lift will take you to the top of the hill (1050 m) from where you will enjoy one of the most impressive views of this region. You will see then Nahuel Huapi and Moreno lakes, El Trebol lagoon, San Pedro and Llao Llao peninsulas, Victoria Island, Otto, Lopez, Goye and Catedral hills, and the main town, San Carlos de Bariloche. Further ahead, and after leaving San Pedro peninsula behind, you will reach Llao Llao peninsula, with its namesake hilltop hotel and San Eduardo Chapel, two architectural jewels of this region, and go by Panuelo Port, the starting point of many lake excursions. Then you will cross the bridge over Moreno Lake at a narrow end, follow the shoreline of El Trebol lagoon, and 2 km ahead we will meet Ezequiel Bustillo Ave. again and return to Bariloche .
DAY 15 – BARILOCHE – CALAFATE (B/D)
After breakfast we take flight to Calafate via Buenos Aires . On arrival check in at Xelena Hotel & Suites.
DAY 16 – CALAFATE – PERRITO MORENO GLACIER – CALAFATE (B/D)
After early breakfast , an 85km ride through beautiful Patagonia, you will arrive to the National Park just outside the city of El Calafate. During your visit you will have an opportunity to see the most astounding views of the famous Perrito Moreno Glacier. With a front of 80 meters high and 3 km wide, it is the only glacier in the world still growing. This excursion is aimed to be viewed from land, where you will have the opportunity to go through the various walkways. You may just catch a glimpse of falling ice tips. Making it truly an unforgettable experience.
DAY 17 – CALAFATE – LOS GLACIARES NATIONAL PARK – CALAFATE (B/D)
Today you will have the opportunity to visit El Chalten and Viedma Glacier for the day, to witness an exclusive, natural and unique scenario in the north area of Los Glaciares National Park. We will sail south by the Bay, the depth of the lake allows a pleasant sail near the coast that will allow us to see MT. Fitz Roy and MT. Huemul. The sail is done in the front of the glacier’s wall of 40mt high above the level of the lake, were you will be able to see big icebergs as well. This is an ideal place for lectures on glaciology that are given by our guides. You will then sail back to the port where the tour will end.
DAY 18 – BUENOS AIRES (B)
Fly to Buenos Aires and transfer to your hotel Holiday Inn Buenos Aires airport.
DAY 19 – BUENOS AIRES – UK (B)
After breakfast transfer to the airport in time to catch your flight back to home
DAY 20 – UK
Arrive home today.