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Samba, Tango & Patagonia

from $3329
Duration
Duration:
18 Days
Type
Type:
Private Tour
Run
Run:
Everyday
Overview

Start in Rio de Janeiro and end in Ushuaia. You will visit Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, two of South America's most vibrant and inspiring cities, Staying in between at the magnificent Puerto Iguazu Falls. Be seduced by the hot sights and sounds of tango at home in the city where it all began. Let yourself be fascinated by the many other highlights in the Argentine capital, the city they call the Paris of South America. Then travel to stunning Calafate, before hitting the sunny beaches and bustling streets of Rio and bathing in the beats of Brazil's energetic samba music and dance. Visiting the highlights of Argentina and Patagonia including Tango shows and Samba lessons. You will get the best of Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Chile in this 18-day itinerary. 

Included
  • Met and assisted by our Representative at the included airports upon arrival and departure.
  • All transfers included in the itinerary in the informed vehicles.
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Rio de Janeiro
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Puerto Iguazu
  • Accommodation for 5 nights in Buenos Aires
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Calafate
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Ushuaia
  • All sightseeing tours included in the itinerary with guide.
  • Tours (regular or private according to the itinerary)
  • Guides in language to be agreed upon with the customers.
  • Admission fees as described in the itinerary.
  • Meals according to itinerary
Excluded
  • International and internal flights (to be quoted according to travel date)
  • Any service other than those mentioned above
  • Airport taxes
  • Entry visa
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping
Itinerary
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Day 1: City Of Origin - Rio De Janeiro

Arrival to the city of Rio de Janeiro. Assistance in the airport and transfer to the hotel. Free time to enjoy at leisure.


Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.

Day 2: Rio De Janeiro - Metropolitan Cathedral of São Sebastião

City tour to learn about the different scenarios of this carioca city, one of the most important economic, cultural and financial centers in all Brazil. We will enter the Metropolitan Cathedral of São Sebastião, one of the symbols of the metropolis. This temple stands out for its pyramidal structure, reminiscent of the religious buildings of pre-Columbian America. After this, we will go to the center of Rio to get into the local culture, for which we will climb the Selaron stairs and cross the Lapa arches on board our vehicle.


Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.

Day 3: Rio De Janeiro - Tour to Pao de Azúcar and Corcovado

After breakfast, we will pick you up at your accommodation to start your activity. The first stop will be at the top of Mount Corcovado, where we will find the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer, considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world. From the viewpoint, we will have a spectacular panoramic view of the city of Rio de Janeiro. From there, we will depart towards the base of the Morro de Pan de Azúcar, where two cable cars connect to the summit, 395 m above Rio.


Rest of the day free to spend at leisure. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.

Day 4: Rio De Janeiro - Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches

Day free to enjoy the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, among others.
Optional: Half-day tour Ciudade do Samba: Guided tour of the cultural complex that houses the floats and costumes of the samba institutions that walk along the Sambadrome catwalks during the Rio Carnival, enjoying activities that include music, dance and caipirinhas.
In the evening, dinner show to enjoy a wonderful dinner in the most traditional and "Rioja" gastrobar: Rio Scenarium, located in one of the oldest mansions in the city. Decorated with radio, television and music elements from the different times of Brazil, we will appreciate an incredible dinner accompanied by a live show, in this restaurant categorized as one of the best ten in the world.
Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.

Guided tour of the cultural complex that houses the floats and costumes of the samba institutions that walk along the Sambadrome catwalks during the Rio Carnival, enjoying activities that include music, dance and caipirinhas.

DAY 5: RIO DE JANEIRO – FOZ DO IGUAZU – PUERTO IGUAZU

At agreed time, transfer to the airport to take a national flight to the town of Foz do Iguazu. In the subtropical corner of southwestern Brazil (2 hours), the Iguazu Falls are undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary natural wonders in the world. A total of 275 thunder falls through a dense forest on a 2.5km stretch. Transfer to the hotel.
Arrival Half-day excursion, Iguazu Falls Brazilian side
After breakfast, we will go to the Brazilian side of the falls, from where there is a wide panorama of these magnificent waterfalls, and there are some excellent opportunities to photograph the full sweep of the waterfalls. Before leaving the Brazilian side, you can stop at the excellent and peculiar bird park just outside the entrance to the Iguazú National Park (optional). The enclosure houses a wide variety of birds and wildlife, including toucans, trogons and coatis, from the same family as the raccoon.
Overnight in Puerto Iguazu.

DAY 6: PUERTO IGUAZU


Full day excursion, Iguazu Falls Argentine side
Explore the Argentine side of the falls. From the National Park Visitor Center, where there is an exhibition that illustrates the biodiversity of the region's rainforest, a small train powered by natural gas will transport us to the Cataratas station, where the high road begins. This sequence of walkways and walkways links dozens of small basalt islands at the top of a steep rock and the walkways cross the countless streams of the Iguazu River as they cascade over the edge of the precipice.
Overnight in Puerto Iguazu.

DAY 7: PUERTO IGUAZU – BUENOS AIRES 


At agreed time and according to your flight, private transfer to the airport to go to the city of Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Buenos Aires today shines as a cosmopolitan, dynamic and traditional city where European customs predominate in pleasant fusion with Argentine authenticity, impacting each tourist, due to the diversity of options and scenarios that it presents. Rest of the day free to enjoy at leisure.
Overnight in Buenos Aires.

DAY 08: BUENOS AIRES


Guided city tour
We will tour the city that gave rise to tango with its main attractions and traditions. We will know in depth the Argentine culture, its gastronomy and its history. We will start touring the neighborhoods of the northern area such as Recoleta and Palermo where we will find the typical characteristics such as its wide avenues, its palaces and residences and its green spaces that are the most important ones in Buenos Aires. The tour will continue through the Center where we will travel the widest avenue in the world and we will pass by the Teatro Colón and the Obelisco, a distinctive icon of Buenos Aires and Argentina par excellence.
We will have our first stop in the Plaza de Mayo, the historic center of the city and where our independence was established by 1810. Here we will find The Government House (Casa Rosada), The Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo. We will have time to tour, take photos and continue to the south.
We will visit the neighborhood of San Telmo, the smallest neighborhood of the city but the one with more tradition and customs of our own, to go then to the neighborhood of La Boca (according to its neighbors "La Boca Republic"). There we will have a new stop where we can walk the Caminito passage (open-air museum) and time for taking some photos in the area and in front of the Boca Juniors Stadium, La Bombonera.
The last neighborhood we will visit will be the newest in the city, Puerto Madero.
Overnight in Buenos Aires.

DAY 09: BUENOS AIRES – VISIT TO A LOCAL ‘’ESTANCIA’’


Travel to the center of the province of Buenos Aires to experience the Argentine traditions at their best. With optional activities such as horseback riding, local games and a traditional Creole lunch: the famous Argentine Asado.
Overnight in Buenos Aires

DAY 10: BUENOS AIRES


Free day to enjoy the city with all the attractions it offers.
In the evening, dinner with traditional tango show.
Overnight in Buenos Aires

DAY 11: BUENOS AIRES-CALAFATE


Transfer to the airport to take a domestic flight to the city of Calafate, province of Santa Cruz.
Obtaining its name from the small homonymous shrub that surrounds its lands, the small but renowned town of Calafate opens its doors to receive tourists from all over the world.
Located on the border that faces Lake Argentino with the Andes Mountains, Calafate offers a wide range of attractions to enjoy, being a distribution center of excellence to meet the imposing Argentine glaciers.
Transfer to the selected accommodation. Rest of the day free to enjoy at leisure.
Overnight in Calafate

DAY 12: CALAFATE


Perito Moreno Glacier Minitrekking (if you are looking for a less adventurous option, the classic excursion to visit the Perito Moreno Glacier is offered)
It begins at the Port of the Bay "Bajo de las Sombras". There he embarks to reach the opposite shore of the Magellan Peninsula, crossing the Rich Arm of Lake Argentino. Navigation time is approximately 20 minutes.
The specialized guides will lead the group (approximately 10 people), through a coastal path to the southern margin of the glacier. The crampons will be placed there, and they will be given the necessary information for the walk. From there it begins to ascend slowly to the glacier, with occasional stops to take pictures. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy the different glacier formations in situ, the sensation that is experienced is indescribable.
On the way back, a path through the forest is used, which allows another perspective of the glacier. Upon arrival at the shelter you can have free time for lunch and then the group embarks to navigate back to the starting point.
Overnight in Calafate

DAY 13: CALAFATE

Gourmet Glaciers Full Day Tour
This full-day navigation offers the most exclusive service of Los Glaciares National Park, crossing the waters of Lake Argentino aboard the María Turquesa Cruise and visiting the Upsala (one of the largest), Spegazzini (highest) and Perito Moreno glaciers. The boat has capacity for 200 passengers divided into two rooms and is aimed at those who seek personalized attention and an excellent service on board. Lunch and a 1-hour walk in the forest are included within the Spegazzini Canal.
Overnight in Calafate

DAY 14: CALAFATE

Full day tour at Torres Del Paine National Park (Chile)
Named a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and the eighth wonder of the world in 2013, Torres del Paine National Park is undoubtedly a mandatory stop within Patagonia.
With its imposing mountains, virgin lagoons and intense colors, you will believe you are inside a photograph.
Overnight in Calafate

DAY 15: CALAFATE- USHUAIA

At agreed time, we will go to the airport to board your national flight to the city of Ushuaia.
Afternoon excursion Navigating the Beagle Channel
We leave the local port towards Alicia Island, where we will observe a colony of sea lions with one hair. Then we bow to the Isla de los Pájaros, where the colonies of royal and imperial cormorants live next to their nests, being able to spot their chicks from spring to autumn.
Again we set course east to another small island that, according to the time of the year, there are two-haired sea lions. Very close is the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse, an authentic symbol of the city of Ushuaia, built in 1919. From there we spot the island of rocky cormorants.
On the way back we will disembark on Bridges Island to explore a path of interpretation of flora and birds, telling them the history of the Yaman natives. On this island are the largest anthropogenic yámanas concheros in the region.
Being the largest island we touch the highest panoramic point from where we observe the magnificence of the Beagle Channel with the City of Ushuaia in the distance.
During the crossing we shared coffee with liquor, different varieties of tea, a delicious hot chocolate with sweet cookies and of course the typical Argentinean mate.
Important note: this day passengers must arrive before 3:00 pm in order to take this excursion.
Overnight in Ushuaia.

DAY 16: USHUAIA

Excursion to the Tierra del Fuego National Park.
Created in 1960 to protect the southernmost portion of the forests along the Beagle Channel, the Tierra del Fuego National Park covers an area of almost 69,000 hectares. Even being one of the most popular tours, we offer a different experience: we accompany our guests in small groups along many unexplored paths, reaching hidden corners of the forest.
We take National Route 3 from Ushuaia and stop at a panoramic point of the Beagle Channel. Then we arrive at the Tierra del Fuego National Park and start our trekking to the Lapataia Viewpoint. In our tours we travel some trails of this exceptional forest. (6 hours each approximately duration of the excursion). After half a day of trekking, we have a good idea of the peculiarities of this unique ecosystem.
The park is furrowed by mountainous cords that divide it into valleys of very difficult access. Unlike other Patagonian Andean parks, it has forests near the sea coast, six kilometers long on the Beagle Channel. This forms the Lapataia bay, which in the Yámana language means “wooded bay” or “good wood bay”.
Total trekking route 4.5 km 09:00 Start Morning trekking (duration 2.15hs)
Overnight in Ushuaia.

DAY 17: USHUAIA- BUENOS AIRES

At agreed time, we will go to the airport to board your domestic flight to the city of Buenos Aires. Transfer to the hotel.
Rest of the day free at leisure to enjoy the city with all the attractions it offers.
In the evening, farewell dinner with traditional tango show.
Overnight in Buenos Aires
DAY 18: BUENOS AIRES-CITY OF ORIGIN
Private transfer to the airport to take a return flight to the city of origin.
End of our services.

Prices
Diamond Accommodation

Prices
Price Per Person
$ 3895 Price per Person in triple room
$ 3469 Price Per Person in double room
$ 5045 One Person Travelling Alone
Golden Accommodation

Prices
Price Per Person
$ 3329 Price per Person in triple room
$ 4325 Price per Person in double room
$ 6599 One Person Travelling Alone
Prices

Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in AUD, Euro or British Pound. The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible. Prices valid until April 30th, 2021 except during the high periods i.e Christmas and New Year and holidays.

Child Fee
  • Child up to 2 years old totally free of charge
  • Children between 2 and 6 years old pay 50% of the adult rate.
  • Children between 6 and 12 years old pay 75% of the adult rate.
  • A child from 12 years old is considered an adult person and pays the same rate.
Payment Plan

We are offering a low down payment of just 10% to secure your spaces on the tour including hotel room, cruise cabin, domestic flight ticket, and other travel-related services. The remaining balance can be paid up to two days prior to your arrival date or in cash upon arrival at the destination to your tour manager, therefore, making your booking a risk-free investment.

Is Latin America safe to visit?

Latin America is a very large continent, and there are many areas that are safe to visit. In most parts, tourists need only to exercise the caution that they would have in any vacation spot—pay attention to surroundings, wear a money belt, and avoid dark and deserted areas—to avoid becoming crime victims. The scenarios that involve tourists usually involve non-violent pick-pocketing or muggings. In South America, we recommend not to make it obvious that you’re a tourist. Try to not speak a foreign language out loud. In addition, you should keep valuable items such as your passport, camera, and your wallet in a pocket or bag in front of you. While sitting outside at a restaurant keep your things on your lap or tied to the foot of the chair.

Which languages are spoken in Latin America?

Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay, Colombia and Mexico: Spanish speakers.
Brazil: Portuguese
You will find most of the workers in tourism speak English and at least a third language.

Is it a common practice to give tips in Latin America?

Tipping is essentially a norm in bars, coffee shops, and restaurants. It’s recommended to tip chauffeurs and guides during transfers and paid excursions. In these cases, we suggest calculating the amount according to how satisfied you have been with the service. 

What is the official currency in Latin America?

The currency changes depending on the country:
Argentina: Argentinean Peso (ARS)
Brazil: Brazilian Real (BRL)
Chile: Chilean Peso (CLP)
Uruguay: Uruguayan Peso (UYU)
Bolivia: Boliviano (BOB)
Peru: Sol Peruano (PEN)
Colombia: Colombian Peso (COP)
Guatemala: Quetzal (GTQ)
México: Mexican peso (MXN)

Each currency is only useful for its respective country. It is not possible to use the currency of one country in another.

Do I need a visa to enter Latin American Countries?

It depends on your country of origin and the country you want to visit. It is necessary to check with your migration department.

Cancellation Policy
  • In case you cancel your trip, the following scale of charges will be applied:

From the date of booking until 61 days before your arrival date, 10% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Between 60 and 31 days before your arrival date, 20% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Between 30 and 15 days before your arrival date, 50% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Between 14 and 1 days before your arrival date, 100% of the entire tour price will be charged.
 
Additionally, there are cancellation fees on all domestic flights within Egypt. If you cancel a tour at any time, you will be subject to any fees according to the airline’s cancellation policy.

 

  • Emergency Cancellation Policy

Memphis Tours offers a very flexible cancelation policy in case the government or the airline issues a travel warning from/to your departure country and destination. We, at Memphis Tours, prioritize your well-being and safety above all else and for that reason, we have adapted our cancellation policy to reflect our values. Familiarize yourself with our full payment policy, cancellation and refund conditions.

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