Explore three of the great South American countries, from the Brazilian forest and the Iguazu Falls to the tango capital of the world, passing through Montevideo's vibrant and multi-faceted personality.
Location: Rio de Janeiro
This specially designed Carioca Expedition is a tour in Rio de Janeiro that provides you with the unique chance to see the best highlights of the city. Our day starts with an accommodation pick-up where you will be met by your professional English speaking tour guide. We will make the first stop of the day at the hang gliding landing area at Sao Conrado beach where the hang gliders land after they take off from Pedra Bonita. Admire the incredible views of the mountains from the coast and contemplate making time in your schedule for a paragliding session.<br/>From there, the mini-bus will take you to the Tijuca National Park and get a glimpse of the greenest tropical rainforest. This is the best spot to check how nature and urban areas can coexist. See waterfalls, tropical plants, trees and wildlife. Make a stop for lunch (not included) in Ipanema and transfer to the Christ The Redeemer Statue where you can take as many photos as your heart desires. Visit Santa Teresa, one of the oldest and most traditional neighbourhoods of Rio. See the well preserved original architecture and feel the character of this unique neighborhood.<br/>At the end of your Rio day tour you will see the colorful Lapa steps “Escadaria Selaron" where Snoop Dogg shot his famous video for Beautiful. Finally, you will be offered two options. The first option is to be dropped off at the Sugarloaf Mountain where you can hop on the gondola and watch the sunset from the top of the hill (The ticket is not included in the package price) or choose to return to the door of your hotel.<br/>
Location: Ilha Grande
Location: Ilha Grande
Depart from the colonial harbour at Paraty for a scenic ride into the Paraty Bay. Enjoy stopping along the way at several of the most beautiful beaches and islands in the bay of Paraty, all surrounded by dense rainforest. Enjoy four 40-minute stops at two beaches and two islands. Take advantage of these pristine natural wonders to go for a refreshing swim, snorkel among colourful tropical fish, or sunbathe on a relaxing sandy beach. Although the exact locations vary for each tour, depending on weather conditions and beach capacity, the tours could pass through the islands of: Comprida, Algodão, Cotia and also the beaches of Praia Vermelha, Praia da Lula, and Saco da Velha among many others.<br/>
Location: Sao Paulo
Location: Sao Paulo
Location: Foz do Iguacu
Location: Puerto Iguazu
A visit to the Argentinean side of Iguazu Falls is a completely different experience than the Brazilian and deserves a whole day's worth of your time. Walk along the man-made platforms and bridges that follow the contours of the river taking you right up next to hundreds of waterfalls covering a 4 kilometer stretch.<br/>Iguazu falls were created approximately 200 thousand years ago by a geological fault where the Iguazu and Parana Rivers come together creating an 80-meter high cascade named "Garganta del Diablo" or Devil's Throat. The falls stretch over 3 kilometers wide making them taller than Niagara Falls in North America and wider than Victoria Falls in Africa. The average flow of water passing over the falls is 1,500 cubic meters per second and depending on the water levels you can observe anywhere from 160 - 260 falls. The intensity of the falls produces a permanent fog, where sunbeams form multiple rainbows of incredible beauty.<br/>Start off by walking down around the Circuito Inferior where several bridges take you right up next to the falls where you can stand and be soaked by the spray in seconds. Take the train to the "Devil's Throat" main falls where a man-made walkway leads you out over the river to experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of looking down into the Devil's Throat itself, a 90-meter-high cascade over which 13,000 cubic meters plunge per second.<br/>Taking an optional boat trip (you may purchase this additional activity upon arrival), rafting or hiking in the park is another way to enjoy the day in nature and appreciate the falls from a different perspective.Don't forget to take your camera, rain gear and sunblock. Bring your own snacks and water to avoid paying high prices in the park.<br/>If time allows on your way back to Puerto Iguazu, you may have a chance to stop at the 3 frontiers overlook point where you can see Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil at the convergence of the Iguazu and Parana Rivers. A blue, green and yellow obelisk represents the national colors of all 3 countries. This is also a great place to grab some last minute souvenirs from Iguazu Falls.<br/>
Montevideo is the capital and most populated city of Uruguay. It has its coastline on the Rio de la Plata and it boasts an ideal bay that forms a natural harbor. It provides all kinds of cultural, gastronomic and entertainment attractions as well as outdoor walks along its rambla, squares, parks and historical buildings. The tour shows the most spectacular landmarks of the city: Plaza Independencia, Executive Tower where the offices of the President of the Republic are located, Palacio Salvo, the Solís Theater, Port Market, Agricultural Market, the Legislative Palace, the Constituency Obelisk of 1830, the Estadio Centenario and much more. Along the United Nation's promenade we start the way back to downtown going through Punta Gorda and stopping in Plaza Virgilio where you’ll get one of the most spectacular panoramic views of the coast. On the way back the passengers may choose to stay in Punta Carretas Shopping or go back to their hotels.<br/>
Location: Buenos Aires
Location: Buenos Aires
The night starts with a tango lesson, where a professional instructor will teach you the traditional steps of this historically rich and sensual dance. Afterwards, you will enjoy a delicious traditional Argentinean dinner with an open bar while watching a thrilling and interactive Tango Show.<br/>Tango is undeniably Buenos Aires' and Argentina's most recognised contribution to music. Its most famous melodies and the life of the Porteño (the traditional name for a Buenos Aires inhabitant) are impossible to separate. That is why we invite you to discover its essence and charm with us. Our course will cover the sounds and icons of the first black tangos in the 1850s, to the most modern expression of Argentina's popular culture and the people's renewed interest in tango in the streets today.<br/>
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