South America Horizons

9 Days / 8 Nights - Daily Departure

Upon arrival at Rio de Janeiro airport, you will be met by one of Sundance Spirit’s professional English speaking guides & by way of a private vehicle, transferred to your confirmed hotel. Accommodation here for the coming three (3) nights, with buffet breakfast included. 

DAY 2   RIO DE JANEIRO - Full day Corcovado, Sugar loaf & Rio City  
This morning after breakfast, you will be picked up & embark on a regular full day Corcovado, Sugar loaf & Rio City.
From anywhere in the city, visitors can see the most beautiful postcard of Rio de Janeiro: The Christ the Redeemer on the Corcovado mountain. This statue, located 710 meters above sea level, was inaugurated in 1931 and since then is one of the most visited tourist spots in the city. The tour begins in the Cosme Velho neighborhood where you will take the famous Corcovado Train or Vans de Turismo which travel through the Tijuca Forest with wonderful panoramic views of the largest urban forest in the world. A really lovely walk where carioca urbanism and its exuberant nature combine. From the feet of the Christ, the visitor will discover the best panoramic views of the city of Rio, including Guanabara Bay, Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, among others, and Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. Once the visit to Christ is finished, the descent of the Corcovado in the Train or in the Vans will proceed to the same place of embarkation. 
Next to the Sugarloaf with City Tour. This tour begins with a tour of the Center of the city of Rio de Janeiro with a highlight for the Sambodromo, where parades of samba schools take place during the most famous carnival in the world, the Metropolitan Cathedral in the form of Pyramid with an internal diameter of 96 meters and a height of 80 meters, and the traditional Cinelandia with the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the Assembly building. After touring the center, the tour continues through the Flamengo neighborhood in the direction of Urca, where the other symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro is located: The Pan de Azucar, which in Guaraní language means “high mountain, with tip and isolated ”. It was at the foot of this hill that the city of Rio de Janeiro was founded by Estadio de Sá in 1565.
The visit to the Sugar Loaf is carried out in two stages by a cable car, the famous “bondinho”, suspended by steel cables. The first stage connects Vermelha Beach to Morro de Urca located at 215 meters high and from where you can see Guanabara Bay and its islands, Flamengo Beach, Morro del Corcovado and the bridge that connects Rio to Niteroi. From the Morro de Urca, the second part of the ascent towards the Sugar Loaf begins at 395 meters high where there is a unique view of Copacabana Beach and the Fortress of Santa Cruz and some Niteroi beaches. After staying on the Sugarloaf balconies, the descent will be done using the same bondinho. At the end of the excursion you are going to be transferred back to your hotel.

DAY 3   RIO DE JANEIRO - a day to set your own timetable & pace
Today, there is nothing that has been re-organized, so by all means set your own timetable & your own pace today in this city that beats to a samba pulse - why not head out to one of Rio`s famous beaches (Copacabana, Leblon or Ipanema), or perhaps either go shopping or just relax & takes things easy. This is a day for you to do whatever you please.

This morning after breakfast, check out of your hotel & by way of a private vehicle transfer, you will be driven to the Rio de Janeiro airport to check in there for a flight to Iguazu falls. This is a 1hr.45min sector with a light snack & a drinks service aboard.
Upon arrival to Iguazu you will be met & transferred in a private air-conditioned vehicle, to your confirmed hotel.
Accommodation for two (2) nights in Iguazu, with buffet breakfast & local tax included

DAY 5   IGUAZU FALLS – National Park outdoor activities
After breakfast this morning you will be picked up & by way of a private air-conditioned vehicle, driven to the Iguazu National Park Headquarters entrance, to there embark on full day regular excursion of the Argentinean side of our planets most majestic waterfalls, accompanied by an English speaking guide.

Iguazu Falls is made up of more than 270 cataracts, spread around three large half-moon shaped valleys. There are two basic circuits, an upper & a lower walking trail The upper path leads to incredible panoramic views of the falls from an extensive steel walkway, also an unforgettable experience, & he lower trail leads down a series of steel stair cases & viewing platforms to the base of the San Martin cataract where the intense water volume releases a misty spray into the air. Then also as an included part of your Iguazu experience, the ´People Mover` narrow gauge train gives guests access along a track of some 3.5km, to the steel walkway that goes out across the mezzanine level of the river to the point where physically Argentina & Brazil’s international border is defined by the thunderous ´Garganta del Diablo` – the Devil’s Throat.

At the conclusion of your day’s activities here at Iguazu Falls, you will be returned to your hotel where the remainder of the evening is free of anything that has been pre-organized.

This morning after breakfast you will check out of your hotel & at a time that will be advised to you well in advance, transfer by way of a private air-conditioned vehicle to Iguazu airport to check in there for a flight to Buenos Aires domestic Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airport. 
Upon arrival, you will be met & transferred to your selected hotel. Accommodation  for the coming three (3) nights at your confirmed hotel with buffet breakfast & local tax included. 

DAY 7   BUENOS AIRES- historic city sightseeing excursion
This morning after breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel to embark on a 3 hour regular Buenos Aires historic city sightseeing excursion. Sense, feel & soak up the emotions & ambiance of South America’s most glittering capital city. Take in all the major plazas: Plaza San Martin, Plaza 25 de Mayo, Plaza Congreso & Plaza San Martin; traverse the major boulevards & avenues: Av. Corrientes, Av. Cordoba, Av. 9 de Julio, Av. Callao & Av Libertador; visit the historic districts of San Telmo, La Boca, Montserrat, Once, Recoleta, Puerto Madero & the elegant neighbourhoods´ of Palermo & Belgrano. You’ll see the historic civic buildings, fountains & monuments for which this city is standout: pause in Plaza 25 de Mayo at the Presidential Palace - Casa Rosada, the reverence within Buenos Aires Cathedral, the famous Cabildo & the iconic Obelisco, all the while gaining a knowledge & education through the descriptions & in-depth commentary provided by your local expert bi-lingual English speaking guide.

At the conclusion of the morning’s historic sightseeing excursion you will be returned to a set arrival point in the city.  The afternoon is free of any pre-arranged activity, therefore giving you free reign & your own timetable for the remainder of the day.

DAY 8   BUENOS AIRES- day at leisure & an evening of sensational Tango
Breakfast & dinner
This is your chance to strike out on your own & explore Buenos Aires as today is free of any pre-organized activities, until this evening. After breakfast if you want to shop or just browse, then we suggest the many boutiques that are on both sides of Avenida Santa Fe, or down Calle Florida a famous pedestrian shopping street & Galeria Pacifico in the central city. Whatever you decide to do today, please be sure to be back at your hotel, dressed in smart casual attire in time to be picked up shortly before 8.00pm for an evening of traditional charm & romance. Tango is the trademark dance & rhythm of Argentina & there is no better place to be exposed to this sensational pulse than at a dinner & tango show, with professional tango musicians, singers & the best of tango dance couples.

Dinner includes appetizers, various choices of a main course, deserts, accompanied by with fine local red & white vintages of wine, local beers & soft drinks, then tea & coffee, should you wish. This is an evening that will captivate & live on with you as the essence of not only Tango, but Buenos Aires itself. It is likely you will not be returned to your city hotel until approaching midnight, where no doubt sleep will come easily.

DAY 9   BUENOS AIRES - departure
This morning after breakfast you will check out of your hotel room & at a time that will be advised to you well in advance, transfer by way of a private air-conditioned vehicle to Buenos Aires International EZEIZA airport to check in there for a flight homeward bound. This brings to a conclusion the services provided by Sundance Spirit.


Iguazu Falls -Arami 
Rio de Janeiro - Hotel Bandeirantes
Buenos Aires - Loi Suites Esmeralda

Iguazu Falls Raices Esturion
Rio de Janeiro - Hotel Mar Palace
Buenos Aires - 
Dazzler Maipu

Iguazu Falls - Amerian Portal de Iguazu 
Rio de Janeiro - Rio Othon Palace
Buenos Aires - Panamericano

HOTEL 3* USD 783
HOTEL 4* USD 864