National Geographic Journeys to Argentina and Brazil

15.03.2020 - 23.03.2020

Argentina and Brazil, South America

From 2739 euro per person (Atlikušas 7+ vietas)

Take in natural and cultural wonders during a nine-day introduction to the best of Argentina and Brazil. Explore the sophisticated architecture and sizzling spirit of Buenos Aires one day, and discover the lush beauty and cool mist of Iguazù Falls the next. While gliding effortlessly from samba to tango and from village life to the rain forest, soak up the rhythms of this diverse region.

Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 3 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience

Age requirement: 12+

All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


Cenā iekļauts:

  • Naktsmītnes - 8 viesnīcas 
  • Ēdienreizes - 8 brokastis, 2 pusdienas un 1 vakariņas
  • Privāts grupas transports saskaņā ar programmu
  • Pavadošais grupas vadītājs – Argentīnas un Brazīlijas eksperts un vietējie gidi
  • STAGINGS Travel Design personīgās rekomendācijas

Cenā nav iekļauts:

  • Aviobiļetes uz/no Argentīnu/Brazīliju
  • Ēdienreizes, kas nav aprakstā
  • Personīgie izdevumi un apdrošināšana
  • Programmas pagarināšana ar papildus dienām Argentīnā un/vai Brazīlijā


DAY 1 BUENOS AIRES

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included. On arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel. The day is free to spend at your leisure.

Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting (1h)

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. Check for the meeting time on the welcome note at the hotel. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Accommodation

Kenton Palace (or similar)


DAY 2 BUENOS AIRES/IGUAÇU FALLS

Fly to Iguazú Falls and explore the Brazilian side to get the best panoramic view. This evening, enjoy a lecture with local biologist/botanist who will talk to us about the flora and fauna around the falls, and the uses of local plants for medicinal and healing purposes.

Fly north to the Iguazú Falls area, near the borders of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. Cross the border from Argentina to Brazil to experience the panoramic view of the falls.

As if imposing Iguazú Falls – with its 275 waterfalls – couldn’t get more impressive, the area surrounding this natural wonder is home to jaguars, ocelots, anteaters, and large toucans, among others. The falls and the national park by the same name were named UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1984.

Plane - Buenos Aires – Puerto Iguazú (1h30m) The flight has a 15kg (33 lbs) checked luggage restriction and a 5kg (11 lbs) carry on limit.

Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil) Puerto Iguazú – Iguaçu Falls (1h30m-2h)

Iguassu Falls (Brazil Side) Guided Tour Iguaçu Falls (3h-4h)

Visit the Brazil side of the falls to get a panoramic view of Iguaçu, one of the world's largest and most impressive waterfalls. In total, there are over 275 individual falls spread out over 3km. Find the best spot to take jaw-dropping photos of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Iguaçu Falls, Flora and Fauna Lecture

Enjoy a lecture with local biologist and botanist Wilson Fernandes. You’ll learn about all things flora and fauna in this unique region, including medicinal and healing uses of local plants.

Accommodation

Hotel Wyndham Golden Foz (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast


DAY 3 IGUAÇU FALLS

Explore the Argentinian side of the falls. Opt to take a boat tour to get a view of the falls from below. Return to Foz for the night.

Explore trails directly over the falls of the Devil's Throat — the highest and deepest of the falls. Other trails allow access to the stretch of falls across the forest on the Argentine side.

Border Crossing (Brazil - Argentina) Iguaçu Falls – Puerto Iguazú (1h-1h30m)

Iguassu Falls Visit

Spend the whole day on the Argentine side of Iguassu, exploring the paths over the falls or experience the UNESCO World Heritage site from a boat tour. Tours utilize trails and catwalks adapted to the landscape of the area, and walking is easy for all ages; guided tours of the complex are available several times a day.

Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil) Puerto Iguazú – Iguaçu Falls (1h-1h30m)

Optional Activities - Day 3 

Iguassu Falls Boat Tour - Puerto Iguazú (1h-2h) - 70USD per person

Enter the jungle from the “Sendero Yacaratía” and enjoy the panoramic view. Board motorboats that pass through the Lower Canyon of the Iguassu River, and continue onto the falls. After enjoying the view from San Martin Island, sail to “Tres Mosqueteros” to the "Devil's Throat." Sail along the shore before and enjoy the splendour of the San Martin waterfall, a wonderful and unforgettable experience.

Iguassu Helicopter Ride - Iguaçu Falls - 460BRL per person

Fly above the roaring cascades of Iguassu falls on a memorable helicopter ride to get a unique view and mind-blowing photo opportunities. Sit back in the comfortable seats, enjoy the ride and let the experienced pilot guide you over the immense falls.

Accommodation

Hotel Wyndham Golden Foz (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast


DAY 4I GUAÇU FALLS/SÃO PAULO

Fly to São Paulo and discover the city through gastronomy and architecture. Visit some of the city's most noted sites. Along the way, a specialist guide will share his knowledge of popular local cuisine.

São Paulo is a huge, vibrant and very busy city. Traffic can be difficult and even driving out of the city can take longer than expected.

Plane - Iguaçu Falls – São Paulo (1h30m)

São Paulo City and Food Tour (São Paulo – Tutóia)

Discover the city through gastronomy and architecture. Visit some of the city's most noted sites including the Flags Monument, Cathedral, colonial Pátio do Colégio, and Oscar Niemeyer’s striking Ibirapuera Auditorium. Along the way a specialist guide will also share knowledge of popular local cuisine as you sample “água de coco” and coffee with cheese bread, and enjoy a typical lunch sampling from various market stalls at the bustling Mercado Municipal.

Private Vehicle - São Paulo - Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Accommodation

Blue Tree Premium Paulista (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch


DAY 5 SÃO PAULO/PARATY

Drive to colonial Paraty. Visit an Afro-Brazilian community for a unique cultural interaction and enjoy a traditional meal. Opt to visit a cachaça distillery.

Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Afro-Brazilian Community Visit

Travel to an Afro-Brazilian community near Paraty to get to know this unique, centuries-old culture founded by former slaves. Explore the town and meet members of the community over a delicious lunch of local dishes and fresh fruit juice.

Private Vehicle - São Paulo – Paraty (5h-6h) - Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Optional Activities - Day 5 

Cachaça Distillery Visit – Paraty - 90BRL per person

Tour a cachaça distillery where sugarcane juice is used to create the most popular distilled spirit in Brazil. If it tastes familiar, that's because it's the main ingredient in a Caipirinha, the country’s national cocktail. Often called “Brazilian rum,” cachaça is so popular, it’s produced by 40,000 micro-companies across the country. The blend from Paraty is sweet and salty; taste the sea as you sip this local liquid.

Accommodation

Pousada Porto Imperial (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner


DAY 6 PARATY

Enjoy an included schooner tour of the harbour's many islands and beaches.

Paraty Bay Boat Tour Paraty (5h)

Explore some of Paraty's 65 islands and hundreds of beaches on a schooner tour.

Accommodation

Pousada Porto Imperial (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch


DAY 7 PARATY/RIO DE JANEIRO

Carry on by private van to Rio de Janeiro for free time to explore the city. Use our centrally located hotel in Copacabana as a base. Opt to take a city tour.

This massive city gets as many as five million international tourists every year to sip caipirinhas on the beach, dance the samba in the city’s streets, and ascend Corcovado Mountain to see the truly monumental Christ the Redeemer up close.

Private Vehicle Paraty – Rio de Janeiro (4h-5h) - Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Optional Activities - Day 7 

Rio de Janeiro City Tour - Rio de Janeiro (5h-6h) - 240BRL per person

There’s so much to see and do in this vibrant city pulsing with passion, music and the waves of the sea. Take a city tour and visit some of Rio’s hot spots. Visit the art deco statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain, the colourful Lapa Steps and the Rio Cathedral. Ride a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain and marvel at the magnificent views of the bay, city and beaches beyond.

Accommodation

Windsor Plaza Copacabana Hotel (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast


DAY 8 RIO DE JANEIRO

Explore vibrant Rio; sun, beach, and nightlife await. Opt to visit Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Free Time - Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy this vibrant city at your leisure.

Optional Activities - Day 8 

Rio de Janeiro City Tour - Rio de Janeiro (5h-6h) - 240BRL per person

There’s so much to see and do in this vibrant city pulsing with passion, music and the waves of the sea. Take a city tour and visit some of Rio’s hot spots. Visit the art deco statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain, the colourful Lapa Steps and the Rio Cathedral. Ride a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain and marvel at the magnificent views of the bay, city and beaches beyond.

Rio Football Game - Rio de Janeiro - 150-200BRL per person

If it's a game day, catch a football match (or some call it soccer). Watch the local cheers for their team and join in the celebrations.

Accommodation

Windsor Plaza Copacabana Hotel (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast


DAY 9 RIO DE JANEIRO

Depart at any time.

Departure Day

Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

Optional Activities - Day 9 

Rio Football Game - Rio de Janeiro - 150-200BRL per person

If it's a game day, catch a football match (or some call it soccer). Watch the local cheers for their team and join in the celebrations.

Rio Hang Gliding - Rio de Janeiro - 750BRL per person

Glide like a bird on this exhilarating and inspiring air adventure. Get all the guidance you need to go airborne with your instructor, and take to the skies for an unbeatable experience and amazing views of this incredibly picturesque city. Careful – you may become addicted to the freedom of flying!

Meals included: Breakfast


Payment/Cancellation terms 

Deposit

At the time of booking, a non-refundable deposit in the amount of 350.00 Euros per person per Tour is due to the Tour Operator. If the booking is made 60 days or less prior to departure, full payment is due at the time of booking. The non-refundable deposit should be sent to the Tour Operator or authorized agent, as applicable.

For certain products or services offered by the Tour Operator, including TailorMade, alternative deposit terms apply. Deposits paid for TailorMade will not be held as a Lifetime Deposit.

Certain products or services offered by the Tour Operator may require you to make full payment at the time of booking. The Tour Operator will advise you of any such requirements prior to confirmation of the applicable booking.

Lifetime Deposits: If you cancel your booking, and that cancellation is not a result of nonpayment or any other breach of these Terms, the deposit amount will be held as a “Lifetime Deposit” with the Tour Operator, subject to these Terms. Lifetime Deposits have no expiry and may be applied towards payment of a deposit on any other Tour offered by the Tour Operator. The Lifetime Deposit is transferable and may be transferred by you to another individual of your choosing by providing notice to the Tour Operator in writing.

For the avoidance of doubt, only the deposit amount will form part of the Lifetime Deposit. The Lifetime Deposit has no cash value. Only one Lifetime Deposit may be applied per person per product booked. A Lifetime Deposit must be applied to a new Tour booking that is of equal or greater value to the cancelled Tour for which the Lifetime Deposit was originally received. A Lifetime Deposit may not be applied to the same or similar dates of travel.

Payment

The confirmation sent by the Tour Operator or your travel agent will contain details of final payment required for any booking. Payment of the balance of the price for any products or services booked (excluding Expedition (see 29(C) below and Private Travel -- see 29(E) below) is due 60 days before the departure date of the first product or service included in the applicable booking. If full payment is not received by the applicable due date, the Tour Operator may, at its sole discretion, change the rate payable for the booking, or treat the booking as cancelled and retain the deposit paid on booking as a cancellation fee. If a booking is made less than 60 days before the departure date of the first product included in the applicable booking, then the full amount must be paid at the time of booking. If, for any product or service booked, payment terms differ from those outlined in this section, the applicable terms will be communicated to you prior to booking and will also be detailed on the applicable invoice.

The Tour Operator is not responsible for any charges levied by third parties or financial institutions and payable by you as a result of credit card or other payment transactions and will not refund or return any fees charged by third parties or financial institutions in connection with payments made by you to the Tour Operator.

Cancellation by the participant before departure 

You may cancel your booking by notifying the Tour Operator. Cancellation fees, if any, will be determined with reference to the date on which notice of cancellation is received by the Tour Operator and are expressed as a percentage of the total price paid for the cancelled Tour, product or service (excluding any insurance products).

Cancellation of a Tour:

(a) Cancellation received 60 days or more before departure of first product or service in relevant booking: Lifetime Deposit will be held by the Tour Operator in accordance with these Terms, the remainder of the payments made to the Tour Operator in respect of the cancelled product will be refunded.

(b) Cancellation received 30-59 days before departure of first product or service in relevant booking: Lifetime Deposit will be held by the Tour Operator in accordance with these Terms, an amount equal to 50% of the remainder of the payments made to the Tour Operator in respect of the cancelled Tour will be refunded.

(c) Cancellation less than 30 days before departure of first product or service in relevant booking: Lifetime Deposit will be held by the Tour Operator in accordance with these Terms, and no further refund will be payable.

The cancellation charges above have been calculated as a genuine pre-estimate of the losses the Tour Operator would incur in the event you cancelled your holiday within the stipulated time period, taking into account the charges the Tour Operator will incur from its suppliers (some of which will be up to 100%) and the expected cost savings and income from alternative deployment of the travel services (if possible) calculated as an average charge over a period of time.

Important note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above.

The Tour Operator will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to the Tour Operator.

Cancellation by You due to Unavoidable & Extraordinary Circumstances You have the right to cancel your confirmed holiday before departure without paying a cancellation charge in the event of “unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances” occurring at your holiday destination or its immediate vicinity and significantly affecting the performance of the holiday or significantly affecting the transport arrangements to the destination. In these circumstances, the Tour Operator shall provide you with a full refund of the monies you have paid but will not be liable to pay you any additional compensation. Please note that your right to cancel in these circumstances will only apply where the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has changed its advice to warn against travel to your destination or its immediate vicinity after the date of your booking. For the purposes of this clause, “unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances” means warfare, acts of terrorism, significant risks to human health such as the outbreak of serious disease at the travel destination or natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes or weather conditions which make it impossible to travel safely to the travel destination.