Discover the natural world that Argentina and Brazil has to offer you! Meet the whales of Puerto Madryn, the mythical Iguazu Falls, the Pantanal in Brazil, and more!
Day 1 - Arrival + Dinner Tango Show
Welcome to Buenos Aires and Argentina! Upon arrival, a driver will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel to stay for 3 nights with breakfast included.
This day you will have free to rest a little of your international flight, but at night, around 7pm, we will pick you up for a classic tango dinner show at La Ventana Restaurant. Good food, wine, and music!
Optionals: Wine Tasting or Tango Class before the dinner.
Around 11pm, return to the hotel to rest and prepare for the next days in Argentina.
Day 2 - City Tour to Buenos Aires
In the morning, after breakfast, the guide will search for your hotel to take a tour of the city of Buenos Aires (4-5hs):
9 de Julio Avenue –Colon Theatre – The obelisk – Diagonal RoqueSaenz Peña Avenue – Plaza de Mayo: here we make a stop and visit Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral – visit to San Telmo town, Parque Lezama – La Boca: guided tour around Caminito and craft fair, here you will have free time to take photographs. Trip around La Boca Port – Puerto Madero and Retiro towns. Palermo town. Bosques de Palermo [Palermo woods] (Galileo Galilei Planetarium) Monument of the Constitution and the Four Argentinian Regions – Recoleta town (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes [National Museum of Fine Arts] Nuestra Señora del Pilar Church, Recoleta Cemetery)
Optionals: Private City Tour to Buenos Aires + Guided Visit to Colon Theatre
Day 3 - Tigre + Boat Navigation to the Delta
In the morning, after breakfast, the guide will search for your hotel to take a tour to Tigre + Boat Navigation to the Delta (4-5hs):
North Dock in Buenos Aires, navigation in a latest generation motorboat along the riverside channel of River Plate with magnificent panoramic views of the city and the port, Jorge Newbery airport, Ciudad Universitaria, Olivos Port, Barrancas de San Isidro, and Yacht Club. Then, we enter in the delta of Parana River and navigate around the islands to Tigre Fluvial Station. There, we take the bus to San Isidro where we make a stop to take photographs. After that, we go back to the hotels.
Optionals: Private Tour to to Tigre + Boat Navigation to the Detlta + Lunch at Vivanco Restaurant.
Buenos Aires > Puerto Madryn
Day 4 - Arrival at Puerto Madryn
At the mared time, transfer from your hotel in Buenos Aires to the local airport to take your next flight to Trelew.
Arrival to Trelew, meet with our driver, and then transfer to your hotel in Puerto Madryn, where you will stay 3 nights with breakfast included.
Day 5 - Full Day Tour to Peninsula Valdes
In the morning, after the breakfast, the guide will pick you up at hte hotel to take you to enjoy a full day tour to Peninsula Valdes:
This tour runs from September through April and has an approximate duration of 12 hours. We depart early in the morning towards the Wildlife Reserve Peninsula Valdes, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999.
After a one-hour drive we arrive in Puerto Piramides where we join a boat tour (optional) to see Southern Right Whales (Eubalaena australis) between June and December, and Southern Sea lions (Otaria flavescens) and cormorants between January and March. No boat tours operate in Puerto Piramides April and May.
Next we continue our journey to Estancia San Lorenzo, a traditional sheep farm, where we can taste a spectacular lamb barbecue for lunch (optional). After lunch we visit a stunning Magellanic penguin colony with about 500.000 penguins located 7 km/4,35 miles from the main house.
Our next stop is the Wildlife Reserve Punta Norte, where depending on the time of year, we can see Southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina), Southern sea lions (Otaria flavescens), and eventually orca. Finally, we leave for Punta Cantor to observe Caleta Valdes, a large inlet that stretches along the peninsula’s Atlantic coastline. On the way back, we make a stop at the Visitor Centre situated on the Isthmus Carlos Ameghino.
Along the way, we may run into wild rheas, tinamous, guanacos, foxes, cavies and armadillos.
Day 6 - Tour to Punta Tombo
In the morning, after the breakfast, the guide will pick you up at hte hotel to take you to enjoy a full day tour to Punta Tombo:
This great tour to the land of the penguins has an estimated duration of 8 hours and is operated September through April. In the morning we depart towards the Wildlife Reserve Punta Tombo, the world’s largest Magellanic penguin colony (Spheniscus Magellanicus). Following a 2 1/2 hour drive (180 km/112 miles we arrive at the reserve.
The visit will last approximately 3 hours and includes the trails of this amazing penguin colony, as well as the Punta Tombo Visitor Center. The Visitor Centre premises comprise a Café-Restaurant, Public Toilets and a walkway for the interpretation of the Patagonian winds.
Lunch is not included in the tour.
Puerto Madryn > Buenos Aires > Posadas
Day 7 - Arrival to Posadas
At the marked time, transfer from your hotel in Puerto Madryn to the airport to take your next flight to Buenos Aires.
Arrival to Buenos Aires, wait until your next flight to Posadas. Arrival to Posadas, meet with your driver, and transfer to your hotel where you will stay for night with breakfast included.
Posadas > Ibera Wetlands
Day 8 - Going to Ibera Wetlands
In the morning, after the breakfast, transfer to Ibera Wetlands!
Arriving around 13hs at Aguape Lodge, on this day you can learn more about the lodge, the area, and the activities you have available for the next few days. You will stay for 3 nights with full board included. Lunch.
Free day to enjoy the surroundings (ask for available tours for this day!)
In the evening, you will enjoy a delicious regional meal accompanied by a glass of wine.
Day 9 - Boat Ride + Trekking
Get ready for a day to meet ibera wetlands from the inside!
After an abundant breakfast in the morning, it will be time to take your first excursion in Esteros del Ibera: you will board the boat to navigate the marshes, where during the trip you will see a great variety of flora and fauna: capybaras, marsh deers, otters, broad snouted caimans, yacare caimans, and a broad variety of aquatic birds.
Returning at noon, you can rest a little from the activity and have lunch with a direct view of the lagoon.
In the afternoon you can take a walk along the trails near the lodge and get to know the interpretation center, to learn more about the history of the place and its habitants.
We end the day with dinner at the inn.
Day 10 - Canoeing + Free Afternoon
On this day, we have the opportunity to take a canoe and enter the waters of the Esteros del Ibera. This excursion is excellent to see animals, since you can enter areas where boats cannot pass.
During the afternoon, after lunch, we recommend you take the afternoon to rest and enjoy the pool and the serenity of the place.
In the evening, dinner at the inn.
Ibera Wetlands > Posadas
Day 11 - Guided Walk to Ibera Wetlands and Camba Trapo + Departure
Last day! But there are still activities to do.
After breakfast, you can take a guided walk to Camba Trapo, to discover more variety of animals and flora in the area.
In the afternoon, after the lunch, transfer back to your hotel in Posadas, where you will stay for one night with breakfast included.
Iguazu Falls > Posadas
Day 12 - Going to Iguazu Falls + San Ignacio Mini Jesuit Ruins
After breakfast, the driver will look for you to take you to Puerto Iguazu, Misiones. Along the way you will see a little about the interior of Misiones and their landscapes.
During the trip you will visit the San Ignacio Jesuit Ruins, a historic construction of the Jesuits who populated this area in the 17th century.
Arrival to Puerto Iguazu, and transfer to your hotel, where you wills stay for 2 nights with breakfast included.
Day 13 - Argentinean Side of the Falls
After breakfast, the guide will go pick you up from your hotel to go to the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls. There you can visit the three main circuits: Upper Circuit, Lower Circuit, and the famous Devil’s Throat (through the ecological train). Lunch not included. Around 4pm, return to the hotel.
Optional: Great Adventure – Ecological truck ride and boat ride to the falls.
Iguazu Falls > Rio de Janeiro
Day 14 - Brazilian Side of the Falls + Departure to Rio de Janeiro
In the morning, after the breakfast, excursion to the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls. On this half-day tour you will see a beautiful panoramic view of the falls during the single circuit of 1500 meters.
After the tour, the van will drop you at Foz de Iguazu Airport, where you will take your next flight to Rio de Janeiro.
Arrival to Rio de Janeiro, meet with your driver, and transfer to your hotel where you will stay for 3 nights.
Rio de Janeiro
Day 15 - Full Day to Corcovado & Sugar Loaf
In the morning, after breakfast, full day excursion to Corcovado and Sugar Loaf:
Spend a full day soaking up the sights of Rio de Janeiro during a city tour. Begin with a train ride to see the Christ the Redeemer Statue atop Corcovado Mountain, followed by a panoramic (external) visit to theMaracanã stadium and additional
stops at the Sambódromo (Sambadrome), the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Selarón Steps. After lunch at a steakhouse, ride the cable cars up Sugarloaf Mountain.
Get picked up from one of the seafront hotels in Rio and drive up to the Cosme Velho station in order to catch the Corcovado Train. The train ride through tropical forest takes about 20 minutes from ground level the top of Corcovado Mountain, where you will reach the Christ the Redeemer Statue – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Once you’re back at sea level, drive past the legendary Maracanã soccer stadium (external visit) and head to Sambódromo, the location of Rio’s exciting Carnaval. Pay a visit to the distinctive Metropolitan Cathedral, a modern structure that takes influence from Mayan pyramids. Check out the brightly colored tiles of the world-famous Selarón Steps, one of Rio’s most distinctive landmarks. Then head to a local steakhouse to sit down to a delicious barbecue lunch.
After lunch, make a final trip to Sugarloaf Mountain, located in the Urca neighborhood. Ride a series of 2 cable cars en route to the summit, first arriving at Urca Hill, and then continuing to the top of Sugarloaf, reaching a height of 1,295 feet (395 m). Conclude the tour with an exquisitely beautiful panorama of Rio de Janeiro. Return to one of the hotels in front of the most famous beaches in Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro
Day 16 - Full Day Arraial do Cabo with Boat Tour and Lunch
In the morning, after the breakfast, get ready for a long day because you will visit a place outside from the city: Arraial do Cabo:
Begin the 12-hour tour with a drive from Rio de Janeiro to the region of the Costa do Sol (Sun Coast). When you arrive in Arraial do Cabo, head to the boat (schooner) and admire all the beauty of the region known as the “Brazilian Caribbean”. Sit back and enjoy the views of paradise.
From the schooner, visit some of the main points of the city: Praia do Farol, Prainhas do Pontal, Pontal do Atalaia, Gruta Azul (Blue Grotto) and Crevice of Our Lady of Assumption.
Enjoy the 40-minute stop to dive in the clear waters of Praia do Farol and Prainha do Pontal.
Up next, have lunch at a local buffet restaurant and return to Rio de Janeiro.
Pantanal > Bonito
Day 19 - Bonito
Breakfast. Transfer to the Gruta do Lago Azul (Blue Lake Cave). A short hike in the forest leads to the impressive entrance of the Cave.
Inside the cave several kinds of speleothemes create a magic scenery with a deep blue lake in the bottom of the Cave. The duration of the trip is about 1h30m.
After the end of the tour transfer back to Bonito.
In the afternoon Barra do Sucuri snorkeling: This tour is also operated at Sucuri River where visitors will be met at the Main House to try and test the necessary gear and then start a 400 meters light hike up to the river where the tour starts. At the river visitors will help paddle the boat 1.300 meters up river while enjoying all the beauty of the gallery forest and the transparency of the river from the boat. At the end of this ride visitors will then put on their masks and snorkels, jump out of the boat and finally see all the beauty of one of the most transparent rivers in the world. After the end of the tour back at the main house visitors can relax at the hammocks or at the Formoso River that is just a few steps from the house.
Transfer back to the hotel in Bonito. Free Night. Overnight.
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