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11 DAYS
5TH - 15TH AUGUST 2019 | 17TH -27TH FEBRUARY 2020
VISITING: RIO DE JANEIRO, CORCOVADO MOUNTAIN, SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN, IGUASSU, BRAZILIAN FALLS, ARGENTINEAN FALLS, BUENOS AIRES.

DAY 1
MALTA – BRAZIL
Meet your tour manager at Malta International Airport for your flight to Brazil.

DAY 2
RIO DE JANEIRO
Welcome to Brazil! Morning arrival in Rio the vivacious “sun and fun” capital of South America; meet The rest of the day is yours to rest, relax and acclimate to your new surroundings. Check in at your 4* Windsor Lemehotel Rio de Janeiro, Tonight, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour coordinator followed by welcome dinner at a typical Brazilian Churrascaria. Afterward, get a good night’s rest before the exciting adventure that awaits you in South America!

DAY 3
RIO DE JANEIRO, TOUR OF CORCOVADO MOUNTAIN
Awake this morning in amazing Rio. Breakfast and start 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.

DAY 4 FOR TOUR FROM 5TH - 15TH AUGUST 2019
RIO DE JANEIRO, SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN
After breakfast 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. 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.

DAY 4 FOR TOUR FROM 17TH - 27TH FEBRUARY 2020
RIO DE JANEIRO, SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN - CARNIVAL & SAMBA EXPERIENCE
After breakfast proceed for a 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. 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 AfroBrazilian rhythms like Ijexa, Coco, Iongo, and Samba de roda. Floats and carriages for Carnival are being constructed between September and December and therefore will not be fully completed and decorated during that time. 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.

DAY 5
RIO DE JANEIRO – IGUASSU - BRAZILIAN FALLS
Breakfast and 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. Check in at your 5*American Portal del Iguazu After a day filled with unforgettable memories, return to the hotel and enjoy a typical Argentine dinner.

DAY 6
ARGENTINEAN FALLS
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. *Please 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.

DAY 7
IGUASSU - BUENOS AIRES
This afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Check in at your 5* Panamericano Buenos Aires hotel. 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 flavour. As you will have your night at leisure feel free to treat yourself to an Argentine beef dinner at one of the city’s many superb steak restaurants.

DAY 8
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 colourful La Boca neighbourhood, 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 neighbourhoods and fabulous collection of shops. Tonight enjoy an excellent dinner and tango show (optional) 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.

DAY 9
FULL DAY RANCH TOUR - TRADITIONAL GAUCHO PARTY
Breakfast and 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. 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. Return to the hotel with time to prepare for this evening’s “Farewell to Argentina” Dinner with your group at a delightful restaurant.

DAY 10
BUENOS AIRES
Breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Malta.

DAY 11
MALTA
Arrival in Malta.

OUR PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • RETURN FLIGHTS MALTA - RIO DE JANEIRO BUENOS AIRES - MALTA

  • ONE WAY INTERNAL FLIGHT RIO DE JANEIRO - IGUASSU

  • ONE WAY INTERNAL FLIGHT RIO DE IGUAZU - BUENOS AIRES

  • AIRLINE TAXES AND FUEL CHARGES

  • 8 NIGHTS IN 4/5* ACCOMMODATION

  • 12 MEALS: - 8 BREAKFAST - 1 LUNCH - 3 DINNERS

  • ALL EXCURSIONS AS PER ITINERARY

  • ALL TRANSFERS

  • DELUXE AIR CONDITIONED MOTOR COACH

  • SERVICES OF A TOUR CO-ORDINATOR THROUGHOUT

  • COMPREHENSIVE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING

  • ACTIVE ITINERARY WITH UNIQUE CULTURAL FEATURES

  • SERVICES OF AN EXPERIENCED ROCS TRAVEL TOUR MANAGER

   

  

DEPARTURES & PRICES

PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON
TRIPLE SHARING 3469
TWIN SHARING 3479
SINGLE 3939
CHILD SHARING WITH 2 ADULTS 3449



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