Travel 2 Touring 18/19

SOUTH AMERICA

LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

1

Equator

Manaus

Amazon

4

River

LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

BRAZIL

1

Salvador

5hrs

BOLIVIA

LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

Rio de Janeiro

3

PARAGUAY

Sao Paulo

1

2

ARGENTINA

2hrs 35mins

Iguassú Falls

RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

1

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Stay 3 nights in fabulous Rio de Janeiro • Visit the legendary statue of Christ the Redeemer • Travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain • Experience vibrant Rio by night • Discover the roaring Iguassú Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentine sides • Discover wildlife in the heart of the Amazon rainforest 1 1

INDEPENDENT TOUR PRICES FROM £2049pp

LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

10 day Essential Brazil Rio • Iguassú Falls • Manaus • The Amazon

Day 1: Arrive Rio de Janeiro Arrive at Rio Airport and transfer to your hotel. Standard: Windsor Copa; Superior: Porto Bay Rio Internacional; Deluxe: Miramar Hotel by Windsor (3 nights) Days 2 & 3: Rio de Janeiro Rio cries out to be explored and you have 2 days to do it. An included Corcovado and Sugar Loaf tour is a good starting point, travelling by train through the lush Tijuca Forest to reach the top of Corcovado. Here you will get up close to the awe-inspiring statue of Christ the Redeemer, towering over the city. After a delicious lunch, travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain by cable car and marvel at the sight of countless bays and Rio’s curvaceous coastline. See the Samba come to life on an included Rio by Night tour that includes a barbecue dinner and show. There’s plenty of time for sightseeing on your own too, so don’t miss that fabulous beach. (BL,BD) Day 4: Rio - Iguassú Falls (Brazilian side) After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Foz do Iguassú. There you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel. Later that afternoon, discover the Brazilian side of the world’s largest waterfalls, set deep within stunning tropical forest. (B) Standard: Viale Cataratas; Superior: Mabu Thermas Resort; Deluxe: Das Cataratas (2 nights) Day 5: Iguassú Falls (Argentine side) The morning tour takes you across the border into the heart of the Argentine National Park. The views along the footpaths are magnificent. The platform allows direct access to the misty falls, a truly breathtaking experience. The falls from Argentina offer a completely different experience to the Brazilian side; both must be seen to be fully appreciated. (B) Day 6: Iguassú Falls - Manaus Transfer to the airport for your flight via São Paulo to Manaus, gateway to the Amazon. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B) Standard & Superior: Tropical Manaus; Deluxe: Villa Amazonia Days 7 & 8: Manaus - The Amazon Depart Manaus early for the journey by boat or road to your lodge. During the next few days you’ll explore the fascinating Amazon rainforest. From the Amazon EcoPark Lodge enjoy a guided jungle hike to see the amazing flora and fauna, take an evening canoe tour and head out for a full-day excursion visiting the phenomenon of the ‘Meeting of the Waters’ at the confluence of the Rio Negro and the Rio Solimões,

a remarkable sight not to be missed. From the Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge enjoy a variety of activities including sightseeing in the Anavalhanas Archipelago, hiking, a visit to the Amazonian dolphins and art parlors in Novo Airao. (BLD) Standard & Superior: Amazon Ecopark; Deluxe: Anavilhanas Lodge (2 nights) Day 9: The Amazon - Manaus After a leisurely breakfast, return to Manaus by boat from the Amazon EcoPark Lodge or by road from Anavilhanas Lodge. Arrive back at approximately 12.30pm and enjoy an afternoon at your leisure where you could perhaps visit the city’s famous opera house (own expense). (B) Standard & Superior: Blue Tree Premium Manaus; Deluxe: Villa Amazonia Day 10: Depart Manaus The tour ends on day 10 with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

TOUR DETAILS

£2049 per person

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PRICES INCLUDE • 9 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar • Meals as specified: 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners • Internal flights, transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary

DEPARTURES 2019: Daily

TOUR STYLE: Independent

GROUP SIZE: 2+

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

Optional Pre/Post Stay Add-on nights are available in Rio de Janeiro or ask about extending your tour with a beach stay in Salvador. Please call for details.

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 - 5 stars

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

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