10 Day Classic Brazil & Argentina from $4299 per person incl flights

Includes Flightsreturn economy airfares  from $4299 per person twin share   escorted tourenglish speaking guides Waterfalls and Latin America gems
Book with Go West Travel and get super prices, first class accommodation and more included that the usual ‘entry level tours’.  On this great introduction to the region, ascend to the summit of Corcovado Mountain to see the spectacular views of Rio, and stand in awe at majestic and awe-inspiring Iguassu Falls – you have to go there to understand why it is a must do expereince, Finish in my favourite South American city, and admire the elegant architecture in Buenos Aires, the “Paris of South America”. You will vistit Recoleta Cemetery, see the final resting place of Eva “Evita” Peron and have a  Tango lesson with professional Argentine tango dancers. 

 THIS DEAL EXPIRES at 5PM 14 JANUARY  

Departs SYD 19 OCT ’19
flying 
 Final Book By:14 JANUARY 2019  Deposit: $2100pp
Final Balance: 90 days prior

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Prices correct as at 2018-12-16 18:14:06 Booking Terms and Conditions
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*prices based on two people travelling, Twin Share Accommodation, and flying Economy Class. Sale airfares are correct and available as at date of eBrochure, but strictly subject to availability and confirmation from the Airlines. Space on escorted tours is subject to confirmation from tour operator. Book and confirm early to guarantee availability.

*WARNING, spots on these tours sells out very fast. Please ask for available dates so I can hold space for you. There are many more dates I can use, but Airfares and prices cannot be prepriced for many dates

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Escorted Package Includes
  • Flights Sydney-Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires-Sydney
    Other departure cities available. Get in contact for prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu & Iguazu-Buenos Aires
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
    • 4 nights Rio de Janeiro
    • 2 nights Iguazu, Argentina
    • 3 nights Buenos Aires
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 12 meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Ascend to the summit of Corcovado Mountain to see the spectacular views of Rio
  • Stand in awe at majestic and awe-inspiring Iguassu Falls
  • Admire the elegant architecture in Buenos Aires, the “Paris of South America”
  • At Recoleta Cemetery, see the final resting place of Eva “Evita” Peron
  • Tango lesson with professional Argentine tango dancers

Note: Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver are included.

Daily Itinerary

DAY 1, Saturday – Depart for Brazil

Depart for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; arrival and transfer to your hotel

Departure Airline Flight #   From To Arrival
19 Oct 2019 11:35AM Qantas Airways 145 Sydney, AKL Auckland 19 Oct 2019 04:40PM
20h 12m
19 Oct 2019 06:20PM Qantas Airways 321 Auckland, SCL Santiago 19 Oct 2019 12:20PM
Operated By: LA-LATAM Airlines
19 Oct 2019 01:42PM Qantas Airways 3891 , Chile GIG Rio de Janeiro 19 Oct 2019 06:47PM

Overnight: Rio de Janeiro

DAY 2, Sunday – Arrive in Rio de Janeiro
Enjoy today at leisure to explore Rio de Janeiro on your own. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the exciting adventure that awaits you in South America, followed by a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers at a typical Brazilian ‘Churrascaria’
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, Monday – Rio de Janeiro, Tour of Corcovado Mountain
Begin the day with an ascent by a scenic cog railway to the summit of Corcovado Hill. Here, at 2,400 feet above the city stands the 125 foot tall statue of Christ the Redeemer. The Christ statue that embraces the entire city is designated as one of the seven “New Wonders of the World”. See the thrilling 360 degree sweeping view of the city and understand why Rio is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Afterwards, continue along Rio’s famous beaches, including Copacabana and Ipanema before returning to your hotel
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday – Full Day in Rio de Janeiro
Today is at leisure to discover all of the delights of Rio on your own. Watch the volleyball and soccer matches on the beach, shop for local crafts, and linger at a waterfront café to just “people-watch”. Join the optional not-to-be-missed glass cable car ride that takes you to the top of iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, symbol of the city, where you’ll see the stunning panorama of the beaches, Corcovado Mountain, downtown Rio and Guanabara Bay. In the afternoon attend the optional Carnival and Samba Experience. Visit one of the top Samba schools in the city and learn what made the Samba & Carnival icons of Brazilian national identity. On your last night in Rio at leisure, be sure to sample the cuisine at some of the fabulous restaurants and cafes ringing the beachfront
Optional: Half Day Sugar Loaf Mountain (AM)
Optional: Half Day Carnival and Samba Experience (PM)
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday – Fly to Iguassu, Brazilian Falls
Depart Rio this morning on a flight to Iguassu Falls. Upon arrival, walk along the winding pathways on the Brazilian side of the majestic and awe-inspiring Falls, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Iguassu consists of over 275 separate cataracts across a span of two and one-half miles, wider than Victoria Falls and higher than Niagara Falls and more dramatic than both. Stand in awe at the unforgettable panoramic views before crossing the border to Iguazu, the Argentinean side of the Falls, for overnight. After a day filled with unforgettable memories, return to the hotel and enjoy a typical Argentine dinner
Overnight: Iguazu
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday – Iguazu, the Argentinean Falls

I love this stunning place, you have to be there to get the vastness and sheer power of nature.

Your adventure continues this morning on the Argentinean side of the Falls. A rail car takes you to the top of the Falls on the Upper Circuit,* and you will walk to the Lower Circuit where the power of nature surrounds you. Continue along the catwalks to Devil’s Gorge – stand in amazement as you gaze at spectacular “Devil’s Throat” the most magnificent of all of the cataracts. View, photograph and feel the spray of the thundering waters, one of nature’s most impressive achievements and a unique experience for your senses. Spend the rest of the day exploring the natural treasures of Iguazu National Park, designated a World Heritage Site for its rare and endangered flora and fauna
*Be advised that in order to access the falls, you are required to walk over uneven surfaces, followed by a series of narrow boardwalk paths. The paths feature many sets of stairs and can be slippery due to the mist
Overnight: Iguazu
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday – Fly to Buenos Aires
This afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. On the way, time permitting, meet with children at a local school. Arrive in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Its beauty is apparent with its elegant architecture, wide tree-shaded boulevards, striking monuments and sprawling parks. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to get acquainted with the “Paris of South America” and its distinct European flavor. As you will have your night at leisure feel free to treat yourself to an Argentine dinner at one of the city’s many superb steak restaurants
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday – Buenos Aires City Tour

Avinida 9 de Julio - Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is one of my favourite cities, buzzing, eclectic, grand and also vulnerable.

Discover the city’s highlights this morning on a tour that includes the Plaza de Mayo, Metropolitan Cathedral and Casa Rosada (government palace); see the balcony where Eva and Juan Peron made their speeches. Then, to the colorful La Boca neighborhood, a working class barrio, and the old quarters of San Telmo and Caminito, a mix of colonial style homes, narrow lanes, artists’ lofts and very trendy cafes. Drive to the Recoleta Cemetery, final resting place of many of the wealthiest and most important Argentine historical figures. The grounds here cover more than four city blocks, filled with tombs adorned by works of local and international sculptors, and more than 6,400 mausoleums including the tomb of Eva “Evita” Peron, always heaped with flowers and letters from adoring fans. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring some of Buenos Aires neighborhoods and fabulous collection of shops before this afternoon’s tango lesson with professional Argentine Tango dancers. Tonight is at leisure, or, participate in the optional Argentine Dinner and Tango Show
Optional: Buenos Aires Dinner & Tango Show (PM)
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Sunday – Full Day in Buenos Aires
Revisit some of your favorite places in the city today, shop for leatherwear and designer clothes, or, join the optional fun-filled Gaucho Party at the Santa Susana Ranch. Get ready for a rustic experience at a typical Argentine ranch (estancia), dedicated to agriculture and the breeding of cattle and horses. After a tour of the grounds, enjoy a typical barbecue lunch, followed by a folklore show with live music and dancing. Return to the hotel with time to prepare for this evening’s “Farewell to Argentina” Dinner with your group at a delightful restaurant
Optional: Full Day Gaucho Party
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Monday – Depart Argentina
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

 

Departure Airline Flight # From To Arrival Total
Duration
28 Oct 2019 08:46PM LATAM Airlines 442 Buenos Aires, Santiago, 28 Oct 2019 10:04PM
24h 29m
29 Oct 2019 12:35AM Qantas Airways 322 Santiago, Sydney, 30 Oct 2019 10:15AM
Operated By: LA-LATAM Airlines
Other information
Visa Info

Australians should check information on the Smarttraveller Website

Most Australians traveling on an Australian passport will require a visa for this itinerary. Entry to Brazil requires a visa in advance, however most Australians will be able to complete an electronic version. Check for updated information on the Smartraveller Website

Most New Zealanders traveling on a New Zealand  passport will not require a visa for this itinerary. Please check the Safetravel Website.

Accomodation
 ACCOMODATION

Windsor Leme, Rio de Janeiro

This first class hotel has lovely views of Leme Beach.

Amerian Portal del Iguazu, Iguazu

This first class hotel overlooks the convergence of the Iguazu and Parana Rivers and is located just over 300 feet from “The Three Borders” where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet.

Panamericano Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires

This deluxe hotel is located in central downtown Buenos Aires, nearby the historic Obelisk.

Optional Tours
Prices are per person and can be booked individually if only one person wishes to go

 OPTIONAL TOURS

Half Day Carnival & Samba Experience
This afternoon, depart your hotel for Downtown Rio de Janeiro. Arrive at Academicos da Grande Rio, one of the top samba schools in the city. Here, enjoy a guided tour of the warehouse, where you see grandiose parade floats* and flamboyant costumes There will be an opportunity to try on authentic Carnival costumes. Toast your Carnival experience with a caipirinha Brazil’s national cocktail, while you learn about the history of the Samba dance and the Carnival parades from an expert guide. Then, try to copy the basic Samba steps from a professional dancer while you encounter diverse Afro-Brazilian rhythms like Ijexa, Coco, Iongo, and Samba de roda. Return to your hotel.
*Floats and carriages for Carnival are being constructed between September and December and therefore will not be fully completed and decorated during that time.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #4 01 Jan 2019 – 15 Jan 2020 AUD$92.00

Half Day Sugar Loaf Mountain
Depart from your hotel for a brief driving tour of Rio de Janeiro on your way to Sugar Loaf Mountain. While passing through the downtown, admire the myriad of city landmarks such as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, the Municipal Theatre, and the Sambadrome. Upon arriving at Praia Vermelha, begin the first leg of your journey up Sugar Loaf Mountain. Hop in a cable car and ascend from street level to the top of Urca Hill. Over the course of that 3 minute ride, a superb panorama unfolds right before your eyes. At Urca, enter a second cable car for the ride to the summit. After a 6 minute ride, you will be welcomed to the top by an unsurpassed view. From this location, the entire area is within your grasp, including Rio, the bridge, the bay, the age-old majestic mountain range, and Niteroi, a city on the other side of the bay.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #4 01 Jan 2019 – 15 Jan 2020 AUD$67.00

Buenos Aires Dinner & Tango Show
Tonight enjoy an excellent dinner and tango show in downtown Buenos Aires. This has become a favorite of local residents as well as visitors and is the ideal setting for a delicious dinner and an alluring tango show. The Tango displays complete cultural expression, a plot of myths, values and traditions.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #8 01 Jan 2018 – 15 Jan 2021 AUD$115.00

Full Day Traditional Gaucho Party
Depart from the hotel towards Cardales to visit a traditional Estancia. An Estancia is the equivalent to a large rural estate similar to a ranch in the United States, mainly devoted to agriculture, cattle and breeding horses. Most have a main house and some straw-roofed constructions in which the dining-room and a traditional general store are located. The general store commonly called the ‘pulperia’ was a social gathering point for gauchos at sunset. Later, you can taste a typical Argentine barbecue (grilled beef, chicken, pork sausages, salads, dessert and coffee) in the dining-room.

As lunch is finished you will enjoy a folklore show with live music, dancing and a tango demonstration, followed by ‘cuadreras’ and ring races where gauchos show their skills as riders. For those willing to participate in the traditional activities there are horses and ‘sulkies’ to go around the ranch.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #9 01 Jan 2019 – 15 Jan 2020 AUD$173.00

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