South America is a continent nestled between the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and the South Atlantic Oceans. It is the wilder part of the Americas and a continent of superlatives. The world's biggest rainforest and the largest river (Amazon), the highest mountain range outside Asia (the Andes), remote islands (Galapagos Islands, Easter Island and Fernando de Noronha), heavenly beaches (such as in Brazil's Northeastern region), wide deserts (Atacama), icy landscapes (Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego), the world's tallest waterfall (the 979m Angel Falls, in Venezuela) and one of the largest (IguaÃ§u Falls, Argentina and Brazil), as well as several other breathtaking natural attractions.
Tour Departure Dates
DAY 1- SUNDAY: (D)
Today you will be picked up from Sao Paulo International airport by our representative (check in time at the hotel is 3 pm. The hotel might take your credit card towards incidentals. Please makes sure to give your contact information to facilitate transfers). Our English speaking guide will meet you at 6 pm in the evening at the hotel lobby. You will be taken on a panoramic tour of this beautiful city. Pass by the Paulista avenue (financial center), Masp, Trianon park, and stop to visit the house of roses Ibirapuera area with a photo stop at Ibirapuera's park. The tour continues crossing the old center, passing by the church and monastery of St. Benedict, municipal theater, AnhangabaÃº valley, republic square, Duque de Caxias monument and much more.
At the end of the city tour, enjoy nice dinner at Indian restaurant. Overnight at hotel (Estanplaza Paulista hotel 4* with standard room or similar).
DAY 2: MONDAY: (B, L, D)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to airport for your flight to Manaus (Domestic flight not included). ***Please make sure that your arrival flight is in the morning***. You will be picked up by our representative from the airport to transfer to Amazon Ecopark lodge (check in time is 3 pm). The Amazon Ecopark lodge is located at the Taruma River bank - a tributary of the Rio negro - in the Amazon jungle and about 1 hour by boat from Manaus. Upon checking in you will be given packed lunch. After lunch, we will take you on an exciting adventure of a lifetime into the deep Amazonian jungle (trekking).
Indian Dinner at the hotel and overnight stay.
DAY 3: TUESDAY (B, L, D)
After breakfast at the hotel, get ready for a full day tour of Meeting of the Rivers. This is the celebrated convergence of dark colored Negro river with lighter sand colored Solimoes river creating a presence of light and dark pigments in a single body of water. A buffet with International and typical dishes will be available for our lunch.
Optional tour with piranha fishing: A non-professional fishing activity. Depending on the season, you may catch the elusive piranha that nibbles your bait without a tug on the line or other species. The guide shows some of the tricks of the piranhas and how to catch them.
You will be back at the hotel after a full day trip at approximately 5:30 pm. Indian Dinner and overnight stay.
OPTIONAL TOUR WITH PIRANHA FISHING: CLIMB ABROAD A MOTORIZED CANOE THAT WILL TAKE YOU DOWN THE RIVER TO WHERE THE BEGRO AND SOLIMOES RIVERS MEET TO FORM THE MIGHTY AMAZON. STOP TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE AMAZING NATURAL PHENOMENON.
DAY 4: WEDNESDAY (B, D)
Breakfast at the hotel and enjoy a leisurely morning. Transfer to the airport to board your flight to Rio de Janeiro( Domestic flight not included ), one of the most bustling and vibrant cities of Brazil. Lunch will be on own. Our representative will pick you up from the airport (check in time is 3 pm). Our representative will meet at the hotel lobby at 7pm. Proceed to have Indian dinner and drop off at the hotel. (Rio Othon Palace hotel 4* or similar). Overnight.
DAY 5-THURSDAY: (B, L, D)
After breakfast, get ready for a full day tour of Rio including worlds renowned Sugarloaf mountain, the most iconic symbol of Rio. Rising up from small peninsula at the entrance of Guanabara bay, you will access Urca hill mountain by glass cable car rising 215 meters above sea level. From here, you will take another cable car to the top of Sugarloaf mountain giving you a panoramic 360 degree view of the entire city. After international lunch at vegetarian restaurant, you will visit the Christ statue, which was recently elected as one of the seven wonders of the world. Following a scenic drive along the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, we will arrive at the foot of the hill and get on a small train to go to mountain top. After this, we take you to Marcana football stadium, Stroll around the empty stadium, normally full of up to 183,000 screaming fans. Enter the locker rooms, decorated with the jerseys of famous retired players, and enjoy access to the press room. Park yourself on the Brazilian team bench, where players from Vasco, Flamengo, Fluminense and Botafogo have sat before you. Gaze out on the hallowed pitch, enjoying the same vantage point as the players do during a game. Walk up the entry ramp, just like Ronaldo used to every in game, and imagine the roar of a crowd around you as you step onto the field.
Dinner at local Indian restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
We will transfer you to the airport after breakfast today for your flight to Iguassu. (Domestic flight not included) We will visit the Brazilian side of the falls enjoying the secure and modern catwalks leading to the falls. Enjoy panoramic view of the devilâ€™s throat and the surrounding falls. Lunch on own (**** Please make sure that your flight is arriving in the morning before 12 pm to be able to complete this part of the itinerary. If you have a later flight, you will miss the Brazilian side of the falls****).
Cross the border and get a view of the falls from the other side (Argentina visa required). Transfer to Argentinian side of the falls. Check into hotel Merit Plaza Hotel or similar. International Dinner at hotel restaurant and overnight at hotel.
DAY 7: SATURDAY (B, D)
You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires (Domestic flight not included), Argentinaâ€™s Big Cosmopolitan capital city after breakfast. Lunch will be on own this day.
Enjoy the many sightseeing the city has to offer. You will get to see the historical sights of Tetro Colon, Plaza de Mayo, rosy Hued Casa Raosada and drive through the best neighborhoods including Palermo and San Telmo.
In the evenings, â€œthe city that never sleepsâ€ is open to concerts, shows, theaters, Cinemas, Casinos, Discos, Coffee-shops and pubs that make visitors stay up until the small hours.
Evening enjoy Indian dinner and overnight at the hotel.
DAY 8: SUNDAY (B, L, D)
Proceed to Enjoy a half a day of tour of Tigre Delta and learn about the history of Delta as you glide along the Costanera navigation canal past Buenos Aires Shoreline landmarks. Continue cruising along the narrower canals of the Delta where you will see Yatch clubs, markets as well as Stilted homes of the local residents. Lunch will be provided once you are back from your boat ride.
Evening you will be taken to Enjoy a buffet Vegetarian dinner with the Tango show. This Passionate Dance form is on the UNESCOâ€™s intangible cultural heritage list. You will listen to Authentic live music while professional show is being performed. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 9: MONDAY (B)
It is time to say a Good bye to the tour and take home happy memories. You will be transferred to airport for your flight.
Estanplaza Paulista or Similar
Hotel Location: Brazil
Departure From: Delhi
Amazon EcoPark Jungle Lodge or Similar
Hotel Location: Brazil- Taruma River Bank
Departure From: Brazil
Hotel Rio Othon Palace or Similar
Hotel Location: Brazil
Departure From: Amazon EcoPark Jungle Lodge
Merit Plaza Hotel or similar
Hotel Location: Argentina
Departure From: Hotel Rio Othon Palace