2018: South American Selection with Brazil's Amazon & El Calafate (ISIJ)

14 days from Manaus to Buenos Aires

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Offer valid through 9/30/2018
14 Days
Escorted - No
Day 1ManausArrive in Manaus this afternoon, then meet for a private city SIGHTSEEING to view the vestiges of Manaus' glory days during the rubber boom. Your first stop will be the famous OPERA HOUSE, built in 1896 with materials imported from Europe. Next, visit a bustling local market filled with regional foods and wares.
Day 2Amazon Jungle Today your 'Meeting of the Waters' CRUISE passes by the impressive British-built Custom House and the floating port. Cruise along the chocolate-colored Rio Negro to its confluence with the yellow-gray Rio Solimoes, where the two rivers form the mighty Amazon. For four miles the differently colored bodies of water flow side by side and never mix! After lunch on the river, explore a JUNGLE ISLAND (if water levels permit) with fascinating native flora and fauna. Later this afternoon, arrive at the Ecopark Jungle Lodge on the banks of the Rio Negro inside the Amazonian rainforest. (B,L,D)
Day 3Amazon JungleAccompanied by a Naturalist, enjoy a guided JUNGLE WALK that introduces you to the flora and fauna that thrives in the Amazon. After lunch, sail up the river to visit a Caboclo's native Amazon VILLAGE to learn about their traditions, costumes, and culture. Also try your hand at piranha fishing! Later, visit the MONKEY JUNGLE RESERVE, where researchers work to rehabilitate captive primates and reintroduce them to the jungle. Here, you have the opportunity to see a feeding of spider monkeys, squirrel monkeys, woolly monkeys, and capuchin monkeys. This evening, maybe venture back out with your Naturalist via canoe into the flooded forest to appreciate the sounds of the jungle at night. Keep watch for small alligators (and other night creatures)! (B,L,D)
Day 4Rio de JaneiroThis morning, depart your Amazon lodge for a mid-day flight to fabulous Rio. Welcome to South America's capital of glamour-Rio de Janeiro! Your Local Host will be available with suggested activities during your free time. (B)
Day 5Rio de JaneiroToday, a PRIVATE CITY TOUR takes you to the Cosme Velho district, where you board a cog-wheel train that will take you through the lush tropical vegetation of Tijuca Forest to the top of CORCOVADO Mountain. This rounded peak rising 2,300 feet from the bay below is one of the new Seven Modern Wonders of the World and home to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree panorama, which affords sweeping views of the city and beaches below. The afternoon and evening are at leisure. (B)
Day 6Rio de JaneiroEnjoy a full day at leisure. Your Local Host will suggest an optional Jeep tour to the rainforest in the middle of the city, Tijuca National Park and its bird sanctuary. This afternoon you may elect to discover historic Petropolis, a mountain resort and site of the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II, or take an optional excursion to visit the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain. (B)
Day 7Iguassu FallsFly to IGUASSU FALLS. This masterpiece of nature encompasses 275 separate falls and spans almost two miles. This afternoon's private tour is dedicated to enjoying the spectacle of this 2-mile-wide torrential downpour from the Brazilian side. (B)
Day 8Iguassu FallsThis morning, take the Ecological Jungle TRAIN and tour the Argentine side of IGUASSU FALLS with numerous walkways that wind under the crashing water. (B)
Day 9Buenos AiresFly to Buenos Aires, proud capital of the vast country that occupies most of the southern part of the continent. After arriving at your central hotel you will have time to become acquainted with the 'Paris of South America' and its wide boulevards and outdoor cafes. Enjoy an evening at leisure. (B)
Day 10Buenos AiresA PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING TOUR this morning starts in the colorful La Boca district, site of the city's first port. Take a short walking tour of this unique neighborhood, then on to San Telmo, famous for its late-colonial buildings and a popular gathering spot for artists. At the Plaza de Mayo, see La Casa Rosada (the President's Pink House) and the METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, which houses San Martin's Mausoleum. Drive past the ornate Colon Opera House before reaching the CEMETERY of the Recoleta, burial site of Eva Peron. This evening, perhaps savor the city's atmosphere on an optional dinner at a local restaurant, followed by a performance of Latin America's most sensuous dance-the Tango! (B)
Day 11Buenos AiresToday is at leisure. Your Local Host will suggest an optional excursion to the Pampas. Experience Argentine country life as you visit an estancia (ranch). Get acquainted with the lifestyle of the gauchos and enjoy a barbecue lunch and the warm hospitality of your hosts before returning to the city. (B)
Day 12El CalafateTransfer to the airport for your flight to El Calafate, where you will be met by your Local Host. This pleasant village on Lake Argentino in Argentina's Patagonia is the southern gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. (B)
Day 13El CalafateToday, journey into LOS GLACIARES NATIONAL PARK to see one of the world's natural wonders, PERITO MORENO GLACIER. The glacier forms part of the Patagonian Continental Ice Field, from which 13 other glaciers descend on the Atlantic side to flow into the Viedma and Argentino Lakes. More than three miles wide and 260 feet high above Argentino Lake, Perito Moreno is one of the few glaciers in the world that is still advancing. Walk on the platforms and balconies in front of the glacier for a chance to view one of the continuous calves of its frozen walls. (B)
Day 14Buenos AiresAfter time at leisure this morning, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires. Your private transfer from the domestic airport in Buenos Aires to the international airport is included in the price. (B)

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09/04/2018$3,529.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
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10/21/2018$3,639.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
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NOTE: Due to the Carnival holiday, departures with overnights falling in Rio de Janeiro from February 9 to 13, 2018, and March 1 to 5, 2019, are on request only and will have a supplemental cost if available.

2019 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2018.
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