South America Glitter

The best of Rio de Janeiro, Manaus, Iguassu Falls and Buenos Aires in 11 days and 10 nights

Day 01

Welcome to the “Marvelous City”.

Reception at International Airport and transfer to Hotel.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 02

Breakfast buffet at hotel

Full Day Corcovado & Sugar Loaf Tour including typical BBQ lunch

After being picked-up at hotel, passing by Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, and proceeding as far as Cosme Velho Station to board a cog-train for the ride through Tijuca Forest up Corcovado Mountain. The train ride takes 20 minutes and is a wonderful opportunity for a closer look to the forest's lush tropical vegetation and to enjoy scenic landscapes of the beaches and city. Disembarking at the top of Corcovado and then proceeding up the steps that lead to the top lookout where the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer stands. After appreciating the breathtaking view unfolding below, passengers will descend by train and head to a barbecue restaurant for lunch. Proceeding after lunch along Rio´s beaches as far as Urca District to board a cable car for a two-staged ascent up Sugar Loaf Mountain. Then coming down and proceeding along Guanabara Bay and Flamengo Park as far as downtown. Visiting downtown area, passing by the financial and business center and by other attractions such as the City Palace, Candelaria Church, Saint Sebastian Cathedral, Lapa Arches, Municipal Theatre, National Library, Fine Arts Museum, and by the Sambadrome and then returning to the hotel. Beverages are not included during the meal. OBS: On Private basis, the Sugar Loaf can be done in the end of the tour for sunset observation.

Day 03

Breakfast buffet at hotel

Full Day Tropical Islands including lunch on island.

This trip has been acclaimed as one of the most charming attractions in the entire Rio area. Drive by 1 1/2 hour through numerous fields, banana plantations and villages along the way to the small fishing village of Itacurussa. Here nature has excelled itself and dotted the bay with over 300 islands. Made of sheer rock and covered with thick, lush vegetation, they appear to be floating jungles in the esmerald green waters.Embark on a “Saveiro” (schooner from the northeast of Brazil) for a leisure cruise in the calm waters of the Sepetiba bay. Stop for swim on a deserted island, then continue to a private island to enjoy a tentalizing buffet luncheon served in a tranquil and rustic atmosphere. After the meal, guests will be free to explore the island's charm by strolling along the beach, swimming or just working on their Rio tan. The return cruise to Itacurussa is refreshing allows guests to appreciate the view of the bay and mountains at sunset.Arrival at hotel around 06:00 PM.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 04:

Breakfast buffet at hotel

Transfer to airport for flight to Manaus.

Arrive in Manaus. Transfer to hotel Tropical Manaus.

Day at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05: ( Monday )

At Hotel Tropical Manaus pier, embark on Amazon Clipper boat for a 03 days and 02 nights cruise including Full board meals.

Presentation on board of staff, route and facilities. Welcome drink.

Navigation past Manaus to the Xiborena region.

Canoe trip in smaller creeks to see life on the flood plaints. This trip returns after sunset, so that we can observe the night life, including caimans.

Navigation up the Solimoes to lake Janauaca. Dinner on the way.

Overnight at boat.

Day 06:

Early morning canoe trip for bird-watching. Breakfast.

Visit to inhabitants of the lake. Walk in the forest with commentaries by the especialist. Lunch.

Navigation. Fishing for piranhas and other types of fish. Dinner.

Night trip to see nocturnal animals. Navigation downstream on the Amazon.

Overnight at boat.

Day 07:

Early morning bird-watching trip in Janauary Ecological park and nearby waterways. Breakfast.

Navigation to the “meeting of the waters”. Navigation back to Manaus with views of the floating docks, market, old custom house and houses on stilts.

Arrival Tropical landing stage. 

Transfer to Manaus airport for flight to Iguassu Falls.

Arrive in Iguassu Falls.

Transfer to Hotel.

Evening at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 08

Breakfast buffet at hotel.

Morning: Half Day Brazilian Falls

Pick up at the hotel. Transfer to the waterfalls on the Brazilian side, to a place from where one has a nice view of the falls on the Argentinean side and from where a 1 km long pathway begins. Walking along the pathway through the lush forest, one will see more and more of the falls and it is possible to see some small animals, birds and butterflies. At the end of the pathway are souvenir shops, bathrooms and a bar. Up to the main road by elevator and return transfer to the hotel


Optional Tour: Macuco Safari

Afternoon: Half Day Argentinean Falls

They are located between Brasil and Argentina inside the Yguazú National Park. The falls represent the principal tourist attraction of Puerto Yguazú.

There are two kinds of strolls next to the falls : the superior and inferior one. The first one takes about 30 minutes and it is 700 meters long, from where you can see the San Martin island on the brazilian side. The inferior one is 1 Km long and it last about 1 to 2 hours, and it is possible to have a nice view from the Devil’s throat ( Garganta do Diabo ) another fall on the brazilian side.

Over the falls, through na Yguazú river affluent, one can get to Puerto Canoas, situaded 4 Km from the Visitors Center in the Yguazú National Park. From this point there is a footbridge 1 Km long that leads to the spectacle of the Devil’s Throat 

Overnight at Hotel

Day 09

Breakfast buffet at Hotel.

On schedule time transfer to airport located on Argentinean side for flight to Buenos Aires.

Arrival in Buenos Aires. Transfer to hotel.

In the afternoon, city tour sightseeing. Some of the most interesting places of this cosmopolitan city: Plaza de Mayo square, the Government house, the Cabildo, the Metropolitan Cathedral, Avenida de Mayo, the Congress Palace, the Colón Theatre and La Boca, San Telmo, Palermo and Recoleta neighbourhoods.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 10

Breakfast buffet at hotel.

Day at leisure.

Optional Tours: Tango Circuit or maybe enjoy a Gaucho party at a traditional “estancia” ( pampean ranch ).

Overnight at hotel.

Day 11

Breakfast buffet at hotel

On scheduled time, transfer to airport.

End of programm.

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