22 Jan Argentina, Uruguay & Iguazu – South America – 8 Nights
Day 1: Buenos Aires
Arrive at Buenos Aires International Airport & transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Day 2: Buenos Aires
After breakfast you will have a private city tour with a guide. Buenos Aires is a charming city that you will want to return to again and again. The historic center has retained features of the colonial period. You will see the central square of Plaza de Mayo, the Pink House, the Cathedral, the Colon Theatre, the Obelisk, and the building of the National Congress. You will also visit the area of Boca (the birthplace of Argentine tango), the pedestrian area of Caminito, Plaza San Martin and Recoleta district. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Day 3: Buenos Aires – Colonia del Sacramento – Montevideo
After breakfast you will leave for Uruguay. You will first be transferred to the port to take the ferry to the town of Colonia del Sacramento. In the south- east of South America is a small country – Uruguay. Its area is located on the east of the Uruguay River, from which the country took its name. On the south-east side of Uruguay is the Atlantic, on the south side – the bay of La Plata. The country borders with Brazil and Argentina. Uruguay is often called the Switzerland of Latin America as it is a small, good-natured country and it is famous for a clean environment and plenty of attractions. The popular resorts with well-developed modern infrastructure and beautiful colonial cities attract tourists from all over the world. After an hour of navigation we find ourselves in the colonies and, after all the border formalities, we will go out into the city. You will enjoy a 2-hour private guided tour of the city. We will see the church Matriz, located next to Plaza de Armas, and the quarter Historico which is included in the UNESCO list. The Plaza Mayor is located in the center of the city of Colonia del Sacramento, and around it are museums including the most popular – the Spanish Museum, which was founded in the first half of the eighteenth century and the Portuguese Museum, founded in 1720. After the tour, we will have a 2 hour drive to the capital of Uruguay – Montevideo. Overnight in Montevideo.
Day 4: Montevideo
After breakfast you enjoy a half-day city tour of Montevideo. We will visit the Old City, with its splendorous architecture, the Market of the Port, the Downtown, the Independence Square, the Legislative Palace, the romantic neighborhood known as ‘El Prado’ & the green parks with beautiful monuments. We will also visit the neighborhoods Punta Gorda and Pocitos travelling through the exceptional and extense waterfront known as the ‘Rambla’ which accompanies the panoramic scene of our most beautiful beaches. Overnight in Montevideo
Day 5: Montevideo – Punta del Este
After breakfast transfer to Punta del Este. On the way we visit the Atlantis and Piriapolis and up the hill of San Antonio, enjoying his Boulevard. We will visit the incredible building Casapueblo, created by the famous Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilar, residential areas, such as Beverly Hills, San Rafael, Kantegril Golf and strange bridge of La Barra in Maldonado, voobrazhennye in a very picturesque village. You will also visit the Mansa and Brava beaches. Beginning at 8:30 am. Duration 10 hours. Overnight in Punta del Este.
Day 6: Punta del Este – Buenos Aires – Iguazu
After breakfast you will be transferred to the port of Montevideo to go back to Buenos Aires by ferry. At the port you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Iguazu where you will meet your guide and be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Iguazu.
Day 7: Iguazu
After breakfast you will go on a tour of the Argentinean side of the falls with your guide. The Argentinian side is different from the Brazilian as you walk in paths directly above and under the falls. You feel the strength of the falling water from up close and enjoy the natural park surrounding this splendid beauty! Trails through the 55.500 hectares reserve provide the pleasure of a different, more complete view of the falls, specially the biggest one, the Devils Throat. Overnight in Iguazu.
Day 8: Iguazu – Buenos Aires
After breakfast enjoy a tour of the Brazilian side of the falls. Foz de Iguassu Falls are located on the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay – and have 275 large water flows falling from a terrible height. Falls are located in the National Park with its unique flora and fauna which appeared after a volcanic eruption, and the displacement of the earth formations. The name Tupi-Guarani Indian tribe is translated from the waterfalls and means “big water”. There are 275 waterfalls, each of which has its own name, which rush down with a crash into the canyon of “Devil’s Throat”. There is an amazing contrast between the calm and even lazy river water over Iguassu Falls above and the powerful overthrow boiling water flows from a height of 72 meters into the abyss. You can stand for hours without stopping, watching this show and thinking about the magnificence of the universe and eternity. Then you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Buenos Aires where you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Day 9: Buenos Aires
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.