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South America Samba with Costaver

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9 days
11 Apr 24 to 07 Nov 24
Book by 15 Feb 24
Embark on a 9-day South America Samba tour, exploring the vibrant cultures of Brazil and Argentina. Begin in Rio, marvel at Christ the Redeemer, and cruise Guanabara Bay. Experience the awe-inspiring Iguassu Falls before hopping to Argentina for succulent steaks, fiery tango, and the captivating charm of Buenos Aires. Let the passion of these sultry countries enchant you on this unforgettable journey.

Includes

  • 9 Day Costsaver Guided Holiday
  • 8 Nights in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • 8 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • Audio headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Extensive variety of Choice Optional Experiences at an additional cost

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature

Extras

  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised
  • Choice of Optional Experiences available at an additional cost

Highlights

  • 9 Nights in cherry-picked hotels
  • 11 Meals
  • City orientation tours

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Rio De Janeiro (3 Nights)

Golden swathes of famous coastline and a certain joie de vivre will welcome you in vibrant Rio de Janeiro. Energy pulses through every pore of this passionate and fun loving city, flooding from the favelas to the football fields and in the infectious samba rhythm. Settle in to your hotel before meeting with your Travel Director this afternoon. Then, if you'd like, hit the sands of Copacabana to watch the sun set whilst you sip your fresh coconut water. Accommodation: Mirador Rio Copacabana Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

Day 2: Rio De Janeiro Sightseeing And Free Time

The picturesque Cosme Velho district will be your first stop today, where 1920’s neocolonial buildings will surround you as you board the Corcovado Rack Railway, an old cogwheel train. Hopping on board you’ll wind your way through the Tijuca Forest to the very top of Mount Corcovado, standing in awe as you catch a first glimpse of the 30 metre high Christ the Redeemer. The undisputed icon of Rio, this magnificent art deco statue is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and offers the best vantage point of the ‘Marvellous City’ stretching out below. Take your time exploring here before heading on to visit lively Copacabana and beautiful Ipanema, Rio’s best beaches. Tonight, celebrate the culture of South America at the Carretão Ipanema Churrascaria. Distinctly a South American style rotisserie, it owes its origins to the fireside roasts of the gauchos of southern Brazil traditionally from the Pampa region, centuries ago. Accommodation: Mirador Rio Copacabana Hotel, Rio de Janeiro Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Rio De Janeiro Free Time

Waking up to your final full day in Rio, today is free to explore your way. For those keen to get a closer look, you could also opt for a half day city tour of Rio which includes ascending the Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car for absolutely stand out views. Accommodation:Mirador Rio Copacabana Hotel, Rio de Janeiro Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Rio De Janeiro – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights)

Leaving the colourful costumes and infectious rhythms of Rio behind, this morning you’ll head to the airport to catch your flight to Iguassu Falls. Words can’t really describe the magnificence of the world’s largest series of waterfalls (275 to be exact), which straddle the border between Argentina and Brazil and are surrounded by lush expanses of national park. Settle in to your hotel this afternoon and spend the evening relaxing, no doubt bubbling with excitement for the natural spectacle that tomorrow will bring. Accommodation: Viale Cataratas Hotel, Iguassu Falls Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Iguassu Falls And Free Time

Pack your raincoat and your sense of adventure this morning as you’re off to visit the Iguassu National Park, entering on the Brazilian side of the falls. You’ll be venturing down to the ominously named and utterly exhilarating Devil’s Throat, the tallest and most impressive of Iguassu’s waterfalls. Remember that raincoat? Now’s the time to use it! This afternoon keep the adrenalin levels high on an Optional Experience where you'll take an open-air tram through the jungle to the Macuco Falls, and then board a custom-designed inflatable motorboat for a high intensity ride to the base of the falls. If keeping things a little more sedate is more your style, opt to visit a bird park where you can spot more than 150 different species of birds. Accommodation: Viale Cataratas Hotel, Iguassu Falls Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires (3 Nights)

Country hopping between Brazil and Argentina, today you’ll cross the Tancredo Neves Bridge, otherwise known as Fraternity Bridge, to explore the Argentinian side of the falls. Adding a new stamp to your passport as you cross through customs, you’ll drive through the lush and wildlife rich Argentinian Iguassu National Park to reach the falls and cascades which are equally as impressive from this side of the border. Boarding the open sided and near silent Ecological Jungle Train which is every bit as scenic and sensual as it sounds, you’ll pay a second visit to Devil’s Throat before heading to the airport to catch a flight to passionate, sexy, European influenced Buenos Aires. Accommodation: Hotel NH City, Buenos Aires Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Buenos Aires Sightseeing And Free Time

Waking up in sultry Buenos Aires this morning is a prospect that should fill you with excitement. This meat loving, tango obsessed capital city is a mix of sultry charm and gritty splendour, with European inspired buildings and street art pops from every corner. Dive in to all Buenos Aires has to offer on a sightseeing tour that will visit 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest avenue in the world, outstanding Colon Theatre, Plaza de Mayo, Metropolitan Cathedral and San Telmo, the oldest district in the city. Finishing up in colourful and charming La Boca you’ll then have time to explore by yourself this afternoon before dressing up in your South American finest for a night of Argentinian steak and classic tango, accompanied by a spectacular live orchestra. Accommodation: Hotel NH City, Buenos Aires Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Buenos Aires Free Time

Make the most of your free day in Buenos Aires joining one of our many optional experiences. One option is to head out into the glorious pampas (grasslands) surrounding Buenos Aires to visit a working ranch to learn more about the gaucho culture, enjoying folk music, traditional dances and carriage rides before rounding off the experience with a juicy BBQ lunch. You also have the option of visiting the lush countryside region of Tigre Delta, which offers a laid-back vibe and a chance to see a different side of Argentine life. Or, soak in another type of culture with a visit to “El Querandi,” a house in the historical district considered a living testimony of the city for a wine tasting. You can also join an Argentinean Culinary Experience making your own empanada and sampling Argentinean steak. Lastly, take a lesson in the iconic tango. Accommodation: Hotel NH City, Buenos Aires Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Depart Buenos Aires

Two countries and one New Wonder of the World later, your trip will finally come to an end this morning. Leaving with priceless memories, a wealth of new knowledge and a wonderful group of new friends you’ll make your way to the airport, or if you still feel like the sultry charm of Buenos Aires still has more to give, why not extend your trip for a few more days. Included Meals: Breakfast

Terms & conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. High season supplements and block out dates may apply, pricing varies pending departure date.Package excludes flights. You can do optional free-time add-on experiences in your free time and pay for them as you travel (additional costs apply). Tour operator reserves the right to withdraw promotional offers and adjust savings anytime. The Big Tour Sale (15 - 20% Savings): New bookings only made with deposit between 15 December 2023 and 15 February 2024. Full payment due 120 days prior to departure or at time of booking if booked within 120 days of departure; whichever comes first. ^R3000 per person deposit required at time of booking for Level 1 tours to hold space; some trips require payment in full at time of booking. Savings are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Other conditions may apply. At time of loading this is not a definite departure, please contact a travel consultant for more info. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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The Big Tour Sale 2024
R39,425
R35,042
per person sharing
Details
Valid on 11 Apr 2024
Stay
9 days
Dates
11 Apr 24 to 07 Nov 24
Book by
15 February 24
Experience ID
414

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