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Central/So. America

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Welcome to South and Central America

The vistas of Central and South America are no doubt breathtaking. But, planning your vacation in these amazing areas of the world shouldn’t leave you breathless from stress and hassle. Not to mention, navigating destinations in Central and South America without experts o call and on hand throughout your trip Experience the culture, history, and people with your personal localhost to point you in the right direction whenever you need it. You will discover sights unseen, nature at its most pristine, or exciting cities and cuisine with your signature on each experience. Whether it’s the pink dolphins of the amazon or the Andean condors of Colca Canyon that take your breath away, your vacation should have your name
all over it. That’s the Williams Travel difference.

Make it personal with many optional excursions:

  • zip along with suspension cables above the rainforest canopy in Costa Rica’s Arenal
  • cruise along the Rio de la Plata to see the Delta Islands and estuary, as well as the elite area of the Tigre near Buenos Aires, where many of the Portenos
    summer
  • travel to a local favela in Rio de Janeiro for a glimpse into Brazilian daily life for 20% of its population
  • taste Chile’s world-famous wines, and tour a local vineyard
  • get a close-up photo of a toucan or scarlet macaw at a bird sanctuary in Iguassu Falls
  • cruise the Galapagos Islands and get up close and personal with a land iguana, visit the turtle reserve, and view the ‘ever-popular’ blue-footed boobies!!
    Yes, they are a bird!
  • Machu Picchu is one of the most spectacular sites in the world. Your guide will guide you around the massive venue and tell you stories of long ago
    which are absolutely amazing.

There is always much more to see when you choose Central and/or South America for your vacation spot!

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    Central/So. America

10 Day Classic Brazil & Argentina

Escorted Package Includes:

  • Flights Miami-Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires-Miami Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking Other departure cities are available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu & Iguazu-Buenos Aires
  • 8 nights First Class accommodations ◦ 3 nights Rio de Janeiro ◦ 2 nights Iguazu, Argentina ◦ 3 nights Buenos Aires
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 11 meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features:

  • Ascend to the summit of Corcovado Mountain to see the spectacular views of Rio
  • Stand in awe at majestic and awe-inspiring Iguassu Falls
  • Admire the elegant architecture in Buenos Aires, the "Paris of South America"
  • At Recoleta Cemetery, see the final resting place of Eva "Evita" Peron
  • Tango lesson with professional Argentine tango dancers
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Itinerary

Day 1: Saturday - Depart for Brazil

Depart for Brazil

Day 2: Sunday - Arrive in Rio de Janeiro

Welcome to Brazil! Morning arrival in Rio, the vivacious "sun and fun" capital of South America; meet and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to rest, relax and acclimate to your new surroundings. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by Welcome Dinner at a typical Brazilian Churrascaria. Afterward, get a good night's rest before the exciting adventure that awaits you in South America! We recommend that you select flights which arrive in Rio de Janeiro no later than 3:30 PM on Day 2 of the itinerary, or earlier if possible Overnight: Rio de Janeiro Meals: Dinner

Day 3: Monday - Rio de Janeiro, Tour of Corcovado Mountain

Awake this morning in amazing Rio. Begin the day with an ascent by a scenic cog railway to the summit of Corcovado Hill. Here, at 2,400 feet above the city stands the 125 foot tall statue of Christ the Redeemer. The Christ statue, that embraces the entire city, is designated as one of the seven "New Wonders of the World". See the thrilling 360 degree sweeping view of the city and understand why Rio is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Afterwards, continue along Rio's famous beaches, including Copacabana and Ipanema before returning to your hotel Overnight: Rio de Janeiro Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Tuesday - Full Day in Rio de Janeiro

Today is at leisure to discover all of the delights of Rio on your own. Watch the volleyball and soccer matches on the beach, shop for local crafts, and linger at a waterfront café to just "people-watch". Join the optional not-to-be-missed glass cable car ride that takes you to the top of iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, symbol of the city, where you'll see the stunning panorama of the beaches, Corcovado Mountain, downtown Rio and Guanabara Bay. In the afternoon attend the optional Carnival and Samba Experience. Visit one of the top Samba schools in the city and learn what made the Samba & Carnival icons of Brazilian national identity. On your last night in Rio at leisure, be sure to sample the cuisine at some of the fabulous restaurants and cafes ringing the beachfront Optional: Half Day Sugar Loaf Mountain (AM) Optional: Half Day Carnival and Samba Experience (PM) Overnight: Rio de Janeiro Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Wednesday - Fly to Iguassu, Brazilian Falls

Depart Rio this morning on a flight to Iguassu Falls. Upon arrival, walk along the winding pathways on the Brazilian side of the majestic and awe-inspiring Falls, one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Iguassu consists of over 275 separate cataracts across a span of two and one-half miles, wider than Victoria Falls and higher than Niagara Falls and more dramatic than both. Stand in awe at the unforgettable panoramic views before crossing the border to Iguazu, the Argentinean side of the Falls, for overnight. After a day filled with unforgettable memories, return to the hotel and enjoy a typical Argentine dinner Overnight: Iguazu Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Thursday - Iguazu, the Argentinean Falls

Your adventure continues this morning on the Argentinean side of the Falls. A rail car takes you to the top of the Falls on the Upper Circuit,* and you will walk to the Lower Circuit where the power of nature surrounds you. Continue along the catwalks to Devil's Gorge - stand in amazement as you gaze at spectacular "Devil's Throat" the most magnificent of all of the cataracts. View, photograph and feel the spray of the thundering waters, one of nature's most impressive achievements and a unique experience for your senses. Spend the rest of the day exploring the natural treasures of Iguazu National Park, designated a World Heritage Site for its rare and endangered flora and fauna *Please be advised that in order to access the falls, you are required to walk over uneven surfaces, followed by a series of narrow boardwalk paths. The paths feature many sets of stairs and can be slippery due to the mist Overnight: Iguazu Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Friday - Fly to Buenos Aires

This afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Its beauty is apparent with its elegant architecture, wide tree-shaded boulevards, striking monuments and sprawling parks. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to get acquainted with the “Paris of South America” and its distinct European flavor. As you will have your night at leisure feel free to treat yourself to an Argentine beef dinner at one of the city's many superb steak restaurants Overnight: Buenos Aires Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Saturday - Buenos Aires City Tour

Discover the city's highlights this morning on a tour that includes the Plaza de Mayo, Metropolitan Cathedral and Casa Rosada (government palace); see the balcony where Eva and Juan Peron made their speeches. Then, to the colorful La Boca neighborhood, a working class barrio, and the old quarters of San Telmo and Caminito, a mix of colonial style homes, narrow lanes, artists' lofts and very trendy cafes. Drive to the Recoleta Cemetery, final resting place of many of the wealthiest and most important Argentine historical figures. The grounds here cover more than four city blocks, filled with tombs adorned by works of local and international sculptors, and more than 6,400 mausoleums including the tomb of Eva "Evita" Peron, always heaped with flowers and letters from adoring fans. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring some of Buenos Aires neighborhoods and fabulous collection of shops before this evening's tango lesson with professional Argentine Tango dancers. Tonight is at leisure, or, participate in the optional Argentine Dinner and Tango Show Optional: Buenos Aires Dinner & Tango Show (PM) Overnight: Buenos Aires Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Sunday - Full Day in Buenos Aires

Revisit some of your favorite places in the city today, shop for leatherwear and designer clothes, or, join the optional fun-filled Gaucho Party at the Santa Susana Ranch. Get ready for a rustic experience at a typical Argentine ranch (estancia), dedicated to agriculture and the breeding of cattle and horses. After a tour of the grounds, enjoy a typical barbecue lunch, followed by a folklore show with live music and dancing. Return to the hotel with time to prepare for this evening's "Farewell to Argentina" Dinner with your group at a delightful restaurant Optional: Full Day Gaucho Party Overnight: Buenos Aires Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Monday - Depart Argentina

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast