Samba and Tango: A Journey through Brazil & Argentina

Brazil | Argentina

Tour Cost: based on twin / triple sharing

USD$ 4,888 – per pax

To Add 

$ 90/ pax- Mandatory tips

$ 60/pax- Argentina Visa with assistance fee

$120- Mandatory travel insurance

Optional: $780 Single supplement

Departure Dates:

September 28 – October 9, 2024

November 16-27, 2024

INCLUSIONS

  • Roundtrip economy airfare on Emirates airline
  • 4 stars hotel accommodations
  • half board meals
  • guided tours as per itinerary with English speaking guide
  • all airport transfers
  • services of a good coach
  • domestic flights Rio de Janeiro- Foz do Iguacu- Buenos Aires
  • 1 bottle of water daily
  • services of ETT tour escort
  • Ephesus travel kits and pre departure briefing

EXCLUSIONS AND OTHER FEES

  • any optional tours not mentioned in the itinerary
  • lunch and drinks during meals
  • anything personal in nature and not mentioned in the inclusions

BOOKING CONDITIONS

  • A mandatory deposit of USD 1,000 is required upon reservation together with your valid passport copy and accomplished tour registration form.
  • Full payment is due 45 days prior departure date
  • A full cancellation fee applies if pax voluntarily cancels 4 weeks prior to departure.
  • If a group falls below the required number of 15 pax, we reserve the right to reschedule the trip or collect a supplement fee

CONDITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITY

We, our employees, sub –agents shall be responsible only for making arrangements as your travel agent. It shall not be responsible and liable for any accident, loss, injury, and damage to property in connection with any accommodation, transportation or other services resulting directly or indirectly from any occurrence or defects of vehicles, breakdown of equipment, acts of God, strikes, civil disturbances, theft, delay or cancellation or change in the itinerary. Baggage is at owner’s risk throughout the trip. The company shall not hold liable in any form on any health problem/s that may occur during the trip brought about by pre-existing illness/es, disclosed or undisclosed by the passenger to us. We reserve the right to terminate servicing any participant who in its opinion is prejudicing the harmony of the tour group, a burden to the group or for any reason by his/ her conduct hinders the successful operation of the tour. Payment of reservation fee/ total tour cost shall constitute to all the provisions in the tour booking, payment and cancellation policies and conditions of responsibilities stated herein.

CONTACT / VISIT AND RESERVE AT:

MAKATI OFFICE
Unit 218 La Fuerza Plaza 2, 2241 Chino Roces Ave., Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Landline: +632-8732-7098
Mobile: +63921-375-1526

 

ANGELES OFFICE (no visitors allowed, for company operations only but allowed to receive passenger documents )
Unit 802B Marquee Residences Pulung Maragul Angeles City
2009 Pampanga

 

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ITINERARY

DAY 0: DEPARTURE MANILA

DAY 1. RIO DE JANEIRO

Take in the breathtaking view as your plane descends upon Rio de Janeiro – the ‘Marvellous City’ where rolling green hills, turquoise ocean, sandy beaches and high-rise urban development is all packed together in a unique blend of life and humanity. Your driver will take you from the airport to the hotel, during which time you can get a different perspective of the city, passing through the colonial style buildings and along the world-famous beachfront. The natural beauty of Rio is almost transcendental and gives you a taste of the Amazon rainforest while still retaining everything that is so incredible about a Latin American city. A walk along the mosaic tiles of Copacabana reveals much about the life of a ‘carioca’ (Rio local) – a refreshing caipirinha as the waves lap against the shore, a fiercely competitive game of foot volleyball, and thousands of beachgoers sunning themselves on the white sands. You have truly arrived in paradise.

DAY 2. RIO DE JANEIRO

After breakfast in your hotel, you will be taken to the mythical Sugarloaf Mountain, protruding abruptly from out of the ground like an asteroid just fallen from space. A magnificent cable car ride will take you up to Urca Mountain, the stop off between ground level and Sugarloaf. From there you can enjoy a smooth cocktail or sample some of Brazil’s many signature dishes. Once arriving to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain you will see the captivating beauty of Rio from a different angle, To your left you can see Copacabana beach stretching off into the distance, and on the horizon the faint outlines of Two Brothers and Gávea mountains. Below you is the quaint and intimate Red Beach, while to your right you can see across Guanabara Bay to Niterói and, closer in, Rio’s Botafogo and central neighborhoods, with the unmistakable silhouette of Christ the Saviour casting its eternal gaze over the city. This trip is essential to gain a different perspective on Rio, and to truly understand its beauty. After descending the mountain by cable car, you will head into the Old Town and Centre, where colonial architecture still remains and many old churches such as the Candelária are still in use. The cobbled streets and bright colors are a stark contrast to the whitewashed, sun-soaked streets of Ipanema but in many ways are part of the authentic, nearly-forgotten Rio of old, and one can almost feel the hustle and bustle of hundreds of years ago when these streets were filled with merchants and citizens of the Portuguese Empire.

DAY 3. RIO DE JANEIRO TOUR TO CORCOVADO MOUNTAIN + CHRIST THE REDEEMER STATUE

After a delicious tropical breakfast in your hotel, you will head out on a trip to see the world-famous Christ the Saviour statue on top of Corcovado Mountain. A specially designed train will take you from the foot of the mountain along a winding road through the magical Tijuca rainforest where you will see some of the enchanting tropical wildlife on constant display in Rio, such as toucans, monkeys and armadillos. At the summit of Corcovado, 700m above sea level, proudly stands the iconic image seen around the world – a 38m high statue of Christ the Saviour. But that is not the only breathtaking thing about this place – when up close to the statue you will be overwhelmed by the stunning panoramic view of the city, so high up it seems as though you are truly flying with the birds around you. From the far reaches of Guanabara Bay, to the Maracanã Stadium, all along to Sugarloaf Mountain, Copacabana, Ipanema and Gávea Mountain, you can see the whole of Rio de Janeiro.

DAY 4. RIO DE JANEIRO – FOZ DO IGUACU

Transfer to the airport with driver only. Flight to Foz do Iguacu. Arrival in Foz do Iguacu airport. Meeting at the airport with your driver.

DAY 5. FOZ DO IGUACU

After the breakfast, your Guide picks you up at the hotel for a full day adventure in Foz do Iguacu. Today you will have an excursion to the Brazilian side of the falls. A tranquil and calming walk along the edge of the falls provides the most spectacular view you have ever seen; over 250 overflowing with millions of gallons of water racing furiously down straight from the Amazon River. The sunlight flashing off the water has the mesmerizing effect of creating hundreds of rainbows as far as the eye can see. It is almost hard to believe, such is the breathtaking beauty of the rainforest paradise. After taking in the incredible views, the path takes you to the eye of the storm, the largest waterfall in the park, The Devil’s Throat. Water crashes off an 80m cliff edge into the Iguazu River, but you have the chance to meet the water via a walkway that leads you into the heart of the waterfall. Feel the power of the water as it surrounds you from all sides, before heading up a stairway to look down from above on the mother of all waterfalls. At the end of the tour, your guide will drop you off at your hotel (entrance ticket included). Optional you can do Macuco Safari or visit Bird Park after the Falls.

DAY 6. FOZ DO IGUACU – BUENOS AIRES

After the breakfast you will go to the Argentinian side of Waterfall. The Argentinean side is different from the Brazilian; you will walk on paths through the falls which give you the opportunity to have a look under the falls. You feel the strength of the falling water from up close and enjoy the 55.500 hectares natural park surrounding this spectacular beauty! Within the park, take the train to the marvelous devils throat the strongest of all the waterfalls. Stand directly above the falling water and admire the strength of this natural phenomenon. After that you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival in Buenos Aires. Transfer to the hotel in Buenos Aires. Accommodation and rest in the hotel.

DAY 7. BUENOS AIRES

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at your hotel for a half day city tour in Buenos Aires. This panoramic tour will take you through the highlights of South America’s most European and cosmopolitan city. We’ll drive along 9 de Julio Avenue where the renowned Colón Theater and the Obelisk, symbols of our city, are located. We’ll visit Plaza de Mayo, surrounded by important historic buildings like the Casa Rosada, the Cathedral and the City Hall. We’ll also visit Plaza San Martin, Alvear and Plaza del Congreso. The tour will drive us along the old fashion Avenida de Mayo and the dynamic Avenida Corrientes. Explore neighborhoods filled with colors and history, like La Boca and San Telmo, and the sumptuous neighborhoods of Palermo, Recoleta and the modern Puerto Madero, a busy gastronomic and entertainment area. In the evening enjoy an amazing Tango Show and Dinner. Tango is still alive. A good way of penetrating its spirit is visiting one of the restaurants that offers tango shows of an excellent level, to enjoy tango´s sensual magnetism taken to the stage by some of the best dancers, singers and musicians in Buenos Aires! After a delicious dinner, you will follow a spectacular presentation of acclaimed popular and sensuous Tango, performed by the world’s best. It is the music of Buenos Aires par excellence. Tango is felt in the air of the city, as humidity.

DAY 8. BUENOS AIRES

Today you have the day free to enjoy the city as you want! Or take some optional tours.

DAY 9. FLIGHT TO MANILA

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the international airport to take your departure flight on time.

DAY 10: ARRIVE MANILA AFTER 2 DAYS

Home Sweet Home

DAY 11: MERIDA – CHICHEN ITZA – CANCUN

At the end of the Early Classic Period, around 600 AD, Chichen Itza was one of the largest and most prominent Maya cities. Nowadays, Chichen Itza is undoubtedly the best-preserved Maya site on the Yucatan peninsula, and it was recently declared one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Various architectural styles are seen in Chichen Itza. The most famous landmarks are the Temple of Kukulkan (“El Castillo”), the Ballgame Court, the Platform of the Skulls, the Temple of the Jaguar, the Observatory, the One Thousand Columns, and the Sacred Cenote. Then take a refreshing swim in the cenote of Ik Kil, have lunch, and continue to Cancun. Drop off at your hotel (beach extension available upon request).

Day 12: CANCUN
Enjoy a full free day at one of the best resorts in the world. Opt for their various activities in the resort

DAY 13- DEPARTURE AFTER BREAKFAST, PREPARE FOR TRANSFER TO AIRPORT HEADING HOME .

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ANGELES, PAMPANGA

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