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    Argentina and Brazil
    7 days | 6 nights
    From $3,700* pp
    Exclusive: Free Urban Adventure + 1,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points^
    Buenos Aires is South America's liveliest and most cosmopolitan city, and you'll take in the city’s most memorable moments on this tour, including the grand architecture of Plaza de Mayo, Recoleta's iconic cemetery and bubbling La Boca. At Iguazu Falls you'll witness the grand cataract’s mighty power, and can choose to take an exhilarating boat trip to the thunderous base of the cascades. From there it’s off to explore Rio de Janeiro, with its sweeping sands, vibrant nightlife and spectacular setting. Take in Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer, as well as having plenty of free time to soak up Rio’s unique atmosphere.
    Your package includes: Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • Internal flights from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro
    • 6 nights hotels and hotel feature stay accommodation
    • 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches
    • Transportation via boat and private vehicle
    • Activities such as a Buenos Aires full-day guided tour, a Tango dance lesson, entrance and tour of the Argentinian side of the Iguazu falls and more
    Your package highlights:

    Your package highlights:

    • Buenos Aires offers an eclectic mix of European, Cosmopolitan and Latin flavours, as well as a booming cultural and nightlife scene. Explore the neighbourhoods of this lively, confident city on a half-day tour with a local guide
    • Watch the intimately fluid movements of a professional tango couple up close. Then try your luck at mastering the techniques and understanding the rhythm of this enthralling music and dance
    • With two days at Iguazu Falls, you can marvel at this beauty from many different angles. The Argentinean side gets you up close and personal, while the Brazillian side unveils sweeping panoramas
    • Enjoy a 2-night ‘feature stay’ at the El Pueblito Hotel in Iguazu
    • Favelas may sit alongside mansions, but in the heaving metropolis of Rio, everyone’s invited to the party. This is your chance to immerse yourself in Brazilian culture, food and music
    • Gaze over the dazzling city, mountains and bay of Rio de Janeiro from the foot of the famous Christ the Redeemer statue
    Valid for travel
    12 Jun, 28 Aug, 11 Sep and 18 Sep 2019, subject to availability.
    Offer expires
    30 Jun 2019 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Bienvenidos. Welcome to Argentina. Your adventure begins with an orientation walk around Buenos Aires’ Microcentro district at 1pm. Your leader will be waiting in the lobby of your joining point hotel. Pass by historic buildings along the Avenida de Mayo, including the Casa Rosada (Argentina’s government house) and perhaps have a coffee in the traditional Café Tortoni. Stroll around the picturesque streets of San Telmo and its antique markets.

    For those unable to arrive on Day 1 by 1pm for the walk, there will be a welcome meeting for the entire group so you can all get aquainted at 6pm. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. We’ll be collecting everyone’s insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so ensure you bring these details to provide to your leader. If you’re going to be late, please inform hotel reception. Head out tonight and be swept away by the dance of love at an optional tango show.

    There’s a lot to see if you arrive early into the city. Explore the antique markets of San Telmo or browse the museums in the well-to-do neighbourhood of Recoleta. If you’re a foodie or a wine connoisseur, take part in the Malbec Trail of Palermo or Gourmet Buenos Aires Food Urban Adventure day tour.

    Notes: If you can’t arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you’re able to attend the welcome meeting. We’ll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).
    Accommodation
    Tango de Mayo Hotel or similar (1 night)

    Day 2

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    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 and monuments. 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 NGO, Abriendo Caminos, a social project dedicated to empowering local women by teaching them how to make alfajores (a local delicacy) and employing them in the factory and selling Empanadas since 2001. After lunch, get ready to be captivated by Argentina’s most famous dance; the Tango. In a private space a professional Tango couple will explain the dance’s origin and history, as well as demonstrating the intimately fluid movements for you. You will then be invited to join an hour long beginner’s class to learn some of the basic techniques and understand the rhythm.
    Tango de Mayo Hotel or similar (1 night)

    Day 3

    Iguazu Falls ( Tour the Brazilian side)

    Today, in the morning or late morning, fly to Puerto Iguazu in Argentina (2 hours), gateway to the mighty Iguazu Falls. Spend the next two days exploring the falls in depth, seeing them from both the Argentinean and Brazilian sides. The falls are two kilometres in length, and are made up of 275 waterfalls in total, some of which stretch up to 80-metres-high. This makes them both higher than Niagara and wider than Victoria Falls. The Brazilian side of the falls offers great panoramic views of them. For birds-eye views of the falls, you can take an optional helicopter flight over the top of them.
    Hotel El Pueblito or Similar, Feature Stay (1 night)

    Day 4

    Iguazu Falls ( Tour the Argentinean side)

    Make an early start, 7.30 am, to visit the Argentinean side of the falls today, which has boardwalks allowing you to get up close and personal with these towering rapids. Choose to get an even more exhilarating look at Iguazu with an optional zodiac boat ride below the falls. Later, at about 3 pm, you’ll have to chance to accompany your leader on a visit to a Guarani community. Return to the hotel at approximately 5 pm.
    Hotel El Pueblito or Similar, Feature Stay (1 night)

    Day 5

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Today cross the border into Brazil and take an included flight (two hours) from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro. Witness the intense green of Guanabara Bay and the beauty of the surrounding slopes of the Corcovado and Sugarloaf that make Rio such a majestic place. Take in the ever-present Portugese influence here, which is especially apparent in the opulent buildings constructed when the Portuguese monarchy fled Europe under the threat of Napolean and took up residence here. Be struck by the contrast between this extravagance and the destitute poverty of the favelas. The white sands of Cobacapana and Ipanema beaches offer an equally interesting snapshot of local life. For some world-renowned live music, Lapa is the place to go and join the locals for some serious dancing.
    Hotel Arena Copacabana or similar (1 night)

    Day 6

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    It’s an early start this morning, as we embark on a full-day guided tour of Rio. Starting at Corcovado Mountain for sweeping views over Rio from the base of the Christ the Reedemer statue before the crowds arrive. Discover the eclectic architecture, restaurants and art galleries of the artistic neighbourhood of Santa Teresa. Then continue on to by the famous Selaron Steps to see artist Jorge Selaron’s gift to the Brazilian people. We then stop for lunch, which will be a typical dish called Feijoada, a stew of black beans, kale and pork. We finish the day with a a walking tour of the Port area. This area, a little more off the beaten track, has been recognised for its cultural and historical importance as it was a main Port for the slave trade in Brazil. We will be joined by a local guide from the Pretos Novos institute, which aims to preserve the cultural heritage found in the Port area. On the walk, learn about the story of how the African slaves arrived to Brazil, the horrific conditions they endured on the journey over, how they were sold and, eventually, how they resisted and became free. Their story is intrinsically connected with the history of samba and Brazilian culture. Expect to be finished around 4 pm.
    Hotel Arena Copacabana or similar (1 night)

    Day 7

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Your trip comes to an end after breakfast this morning. Please note that you are required to comply with any internal hotel check-out rules before departing.

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