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Itinerary

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Brazil. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Rio de Janeiro
Welcome to Brazil! Morning arrival in Rio, the vivacious "sun and fun" capital of South America; meeting and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to rest, relax and acclimate to your new surroundings. Tonight, a briefing by your Tour Manager on the exciting tour 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: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Rio de Janeiro, Tour of Corcovado Mountain
Awake this morning in amazing Rio. Begin the day with an ascent by a scenic cog railway to the summit of Corcovado Hill. Here, at 2400 feet above the city stands the 125 foot 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, we travel along Rio's famous beaches, including Copacabana and Ipanema, to the renowned international H. Stern Jewelers; tour their world of exotic gems and witness the fascinating process of jewelry creation
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - 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". There is so much to see and do! 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. 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)
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Monday - 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 Argentinean dinner
Overnight: Iguazu
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - Iguazu, the Argentinean Falls
Our adventure continues this morning on the Argentinean side of the Falls. A rail car takes us to the top of the Falls on the Upper Circuit, and we will walk to the Lower Circuit where the power of nature surrounds us. Continue along the catwalks to Devil's Gorge - stand in amazement as we 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 Iguazú National Park, designated a World Heritage Site for its rare and endangered flora and fauna
Overnight: Iguazu
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Fly to Buenos Aires
Depart Iguazu by flight to the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Its beauty is apparent as you arrive in this 19th century "Paris of South America" with its elegant architecture, wide tree-shaded boulevards, striking monuments and sprawling parks. The rest of the day is yours to get acquainted with this city that has a distinct European flavor. As you will have your night at leisure feel free to treat yourself to an Argentinean beef dinner at one of the city's many superb steak restaurants
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Thursday - Buenos Aires City Tour
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 6400 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 Argentinean Tango Dancers. Tonight is at leisure, or, participate in the optional Argentinean Dinner and Tango Show
Optional: Buenos Aires Dinner & Tango Show (PM)
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Friday - Buenos Aires
Re-visit 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 Argentinean 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, Saturday - Depart for the USA
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Gate 1 itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.


Optional Tours

Half Day Sugar Loaf Mountain Day #4 16 Jun 2014 - 31 Dec 2015 $105
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This afternoon, board a 4X4 vehicle in Dubai and head out towards the highest sand dunes of the surreal surrounding desert. Feel the thrill of "dune bashing" as you spiral up and down the enormous golden dunes. Stop to watch the beautiful sunset before reaching the Bedouin Campsite. You’ll be welcomed with traditional Arabic coffee and might have the opportunity to ride a camel. Then, enjoy a specially prepared Barbeque Dinner, prepared on an open fire. Later, a captivating belly dancer enchants you with her swirling dances under the starlit sky before returning to Dubai. Truly, a not-to-be-missed evening!

Departs at 3:30 pm. Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.

Buenos Aires Dinner & Tango Show Day #8 16 Jun 2014 - 31 Dec 2015 $105
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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.

Full Day Traditional Gaucho Party Day #9 01 Jan 2013 - 10 Jan 2016 $115
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Depart from the hotel towards Cardales to visit a traditional Estancia. An Estancia is the equivalent to a large rural estate such a ranch in the United States and are devoted mainly to agriculture, but are also to cattle and breed 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) at 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.

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Optional tours and gratuities.

Additional Information:
This package is based on pre-confirmed flights and may only be purchased with these flights.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Visas are required for Brazil
Entry Fees/Departure taxes are required as follows: Argentina requires a prepaid entry fee of $160 per person.