Itinerary

Samba & Rainforest

6 Days / 5 Nights - Daily Departure

DAY 1   RIO DE JANEIRO
Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro & after clearing the mandatory Immigration & Customs formalities, you will be met by a fluent English speaking Sundance Spirit representative & in a private air-conditioned vehicle, transferred to your confirmed hotel. Accommodation here for three (3) nights in Rio de Janeiro with buffet breakfast. 

DAY 2   RIO DE JANEIRO – historic highlights city sightseeing & Sugarloaf gondola ride
Breakfast
This morning after breakfast, you will be picked up & embark on a regular half day of ´Rio highlights´ sightseeing excursion which will include the old city center of Rio, historic buildings, churches, theaters, museums & culminate with a ride up the famed Sugar Loaf cable car. 

The first of its kind installed in Brazil & the third in the world, the Sugar Loaf cable car is a major icon of Rio & has become a trademark of the city. Since its inauguration on 27 October 1912 it has transported 31 million tourists. In the nine decades since inauguration that it has operated, the cable car has received tourists from all over the world, including many internationally known personalities & artists. The eleventh James Bond movie - ´Moonraker` - had a spectacular fight scene filmed atop the cable car. 

At the conclusion of the excursion guests will be returned to their hotel where the remainder of the afternoon is free of any pre-organized activities.

DAY 3   RIO DE JANEIRO - a day to set your own timetable & pace
Breakfast
Today, after a leisurely breakfast there is nothing that has been pre-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 prefer.
Please click in this link to find some ideas & rates for Optional Sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro.

DAY 4   RIO DE JANEIRO / IGUAZU FALLS
Breakfast
After breakfast this morning, check out of your room & a private air-conditioned transfer vehicle will collect you & take you to Rio de Janeiro airport, there to check in for a flight to Foz do Iguacu (IGU). Upon arrival you will be met by a fluent English speaking Sundance Spirit representative & by private air-conditioned vehicle, you will be transferred to your confirmed hotel. Accommodation here for two (2) nights in Iguazu, with buffet breakfast & local tax included.

DAY 5   IGUAZU FALLS – National Park Outdoor activities excursion
Breakfast
After breakfast this morning you will be picked up from your hotel, driven to the Iguazu National Park Headquarters entrance & there, accompanied by an English speaking guide embark on full day regular excursion of the Argentinean side of our planets most majestic waterfalls.  Iguazu Falls is made up of more than 270 cataracts, spread around three large half-moon shaped valleys. There are two basic walking & observation circuits; an upper & a lower walking trail. The upper path leads to incredible panoramic views of the falls from an extensive series of concrete & steel walkways, also an unforgettable experience. The lower walking trail leads down a series of steel staircases & 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, from outside the Visitor Centre, you will be met & returned to your hotel by air-conditioned private vehicle, where the remainder of the evening is free of any pre-organized activity, so by all means, make your own arrangements for dining in the hotel or at a local restaurant.

DAY 6   IGUAZU  -  excursion to the Brazil side of Iguazu falls & departure
Breakfast
After breakfast this morning you will be picked up from your hotel & in the company of a local expert fluent English speaking bi-lingual guide, travel in an air-conditioned regular coach over the International border into Brazil to be able to enjoy a wonderful view of the falls from the Brazilian side, in their Foz do Iguassu National Park.

During this excursion you will walk the 1.2km of concrete pathways that meander through the rainforest above the banks of the Iguazu River along the way, pausing to take in the various panoramas that this side of the Falls offer, of the up to 270 individual cataracts that make up Iguazu Falls. Since the majority of the individual cataracts of Iguazu Falls are on the Argentinean side & because they extend around three huge horseshoe shaped valleys, it is from the Brazil side the best panoramic views are to be had of Devil’s Throat from the mezzanine level of the river & the front-on aspect view of San Martin falls.

At a pre-arranged time that will have been advised to you, you are being picked up to transfer by air-conditioned private vehicle to the Iguazu airport, there to check in for an onward flight.

This brings to a conclusion the services as provided by 
Sundance Spirit.

HOTEL SELECTION


3* HOTELS 
Rio de Janeiro - Augusto's Rio Copa
Puerto Iguazu - Arami hotel

4* HOTELS 
Rio de Janeiro - Windsor Plaza hotel
Puerto  Iguazu - Raices Esturion hotel

5* HOTELS
Rio de Janeiro- Rio Othon Palace
Puerto Iguazu - Amerian Portal

Our Rates

RATE PER PERSON - DOUBLE BASIS VALID UNTIL MAR 2019
HOTEL 3* USD 545
HOTEL 4* USD 722
HOTEL 5* USD 780

Important Information

National Park entrance fees: National Park entrance fees are the responsibility of each individual visitor to pay to the Parks Board.

Does not include international or domestic airfares


Banking fees - USD 50, per booking

Rates are not applicable for:
Winter holidays, congresses & special events




Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Sundance Tours is officially licensed by the ArgentineGovernment (Leg. 9361 – Disp.1409 – Exp70/96) doing business as Sundance Spirit& herewith called ‘The Company’. The Company accepts bookings subjectto the following terms & conditions:

1. A booking isaccepted only after the Company issues the client, their tour wholesaler, ortheir travel agent a formal invoice, receives the deposit payment & issuesa written confirmation of services booked. The balance for land services mustbe paid in full no later than 30 working days before services commence; theCompany cancellation policy applies as laid out in the section below titledCancellation Fees & No Show policy.

2. Once a booking has been made & confirmed, theCompany is your land service operator & as such, we are responsible forsupplying your vacation land services arrangements. We buy vacation landservices & arrangements from various suppliers, but principally, from thosesuppliers whose only responsibility is to supply us with the servicesrequired & requested by us for the purpose ofclient travel arrangements. Flights, coach journeys, cruises & other travel& hotel accommodation included in your vacation itinerary are not actuallyprovided by the Company directly, but are supplied by reputable air-carriers,cruise operators, hoteliers, ground transport companies & sightseeingoperators. You should note that your vacation is subject to the terms &conditions imposed by those airlines, coach operators, hoteliers, cruiseoperators, & other suppliers of services, some of which limit or excludetheir liability & which are often the subject of International Conventions& Treaties between countries.

3. All possiblecare is taken to ensure that all of the Company’s suppliers maintain a highstandard. However, we do not own or control the transfer supplier companies,sightseeing providers, cruise operators, air carriers or hoteliers & arenot an air carrier, or cruise operator, transfer company, sightseeing provideror hotel owner. Accordingly, we cannot be responsible in any way for day to daychallenges & logistical issues resulting from the booking of, or any loss,damage, delay, inconvenience or injury to persons or property, or any losshowsoever arising. We are unable to accept responsibility for any aspect ofyour vacation arrangements affected by matters over which we have no controlincluding, without limitation: war or threat of war; riots & civil strife;terrorist activity; natural or nuclear disaster; disruptions due to inclement weatherconditions; fire; flood; drought; industrial disputes or governmental action orreasonable apprehension of the foregoing; cancellation or curtailment &re-scheduling of flights; or for any failure on your part to obtain correctvisas or travel documentation deemed necessary for travel.

4. While theCompany will use its best endeavours to operate all services as described,reasonable changes in an itinerary may be made without notice where deemednecessary or advisable by the Company. 

5. The Companyundertakes to take all reasonable steps to ensure that date-related computerissues do not affect our clients’ travel arrangements. We do not acceptresponsibility for disruption, inconvenience, cancellation or alterationdirectly or indirectly caused by or aggravated by the failure of any computerdata processing equipment or media microchip integrated circuit or similarequipment, software or processing, storage or retrieval system.

6. Prices quotedby the Company are stated in U.S. Dollars (USD) based on costs at the time ofreservation. 

The Companycannot be held responsible for any changes or increases that may occur &reserves the right to increase the price of any travel arrangements up to thedate of full payment by the client. This includes adjustment for devaluation,fuel surcharges, airfare increases, land transport & hotel increases aswell as international exchange rate changes. 

Any air content included in our services is based onairfares & imposed official Government taxes applicable. As airline flight ticket costs are constantly changing,it be may be necessary to impose an air surcharge at any time until flightservices have been fully paid for & air tickets are issued. 

7. All moniesreceived by the Company are deposited in its name with its bankers. It is acondition of the acceptance of your deposit in respect of our services that allmonies paid to the Company whether by way of deposit or otherwise, in respectof travel arrangements may be disbursed by the Company to the Company suppliersas & when it sees fit. 

8. Receipt of adeposit will be taken as an understanding by the Company that the participanthas read & agrees to abide by these terms & conditions stated.

9. These bookingconditions & the supply of services herein shall be governed by &interpreted according to the laws of Argentina, & both the client & theCompany irrevocably submits themselves to the jurisdiction of Argentine courtsin respect of any disputes or proceedings arising out of, or relating to thesebooking conditions or services provided hereunder, as stated. This premise istaken as an understanding by the Company, that the traveller / client /participant has read & agrees to abide by these Terms & Conditionsstated.

 

IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION

BOOKINGYOUR VACATION: As early as possible after commencingyour itinerary reservations, an invoice will be sent stating the requireddeposit per person payment, required & the date it is to be paid by. 

If you areworking with a professional Travel Agent or Tour Wholesaler who is placing therequest for travel services with Sundance Tours, they will then be sent aconfirmation & advised of any mandatory deposit requirements which are tobe passed to you. The final balance will be due 30 working days prior toservices commencing, or immediately for bookings within that time. Ticketing& documentation will normally be issued with 14 to 10 days prior to theguest’s departure from point of origin.

AMENDMENTS: If you need to amend any arrangements after youroriginal booking, please notify us in writing. One amendment can be made freeof charge. 

Due to extraadministration costs involved any further changes to the original reservationswill incur a fee of not less than USD$30.00 per amendment. An amendmentconstitutes a change to an existing booking & not a transfer to anotheritinerary, wherein cancellation fees may apply.

PAYMENTOF TRAVEL SERVICES: The most uncomplicated & simplemethod of payment for travel services is by electronic bank to banktransaction. The deposit invoice & final balance due invoice will includedetailed banking instructions for each traveller / client / participant to passon exactly as they appear, to make simple the electronic transfer process.

The Company doesnot offer CREDIT terms of payment for any booking, no matter the source oforigin, whether the booking comes direct from the client, via a professionaltour wholesaler or from a professional travel agency.

By Argentine law,the Company is unable to accept foreign checks drawn on foreign banks as paymentfor any travel services. 

Deposits arerequired for ALL bookings & some suppliers – such as cruise companies &hotels & accommodation suppliers have their own conditions &regulations that are strictly enforced. Therefore failure to comply with theprior payment dates stipulated on the deposit invoice is likely to result inthe component supplier cancelling the reservation without further notice.

All travelservice bookings made with the Company must be paid in full, within theprescribed payment terms of the Company, by electronic transaction, or by VISAor MASTERCARD at least 30 days or more, in advance of the first services beingprovided.

BANKCHARGES: The Company applies to eachreservation the bank fees we incur to receive a electronic payment to our bankaccount. This is reflected in the tax invoice for each booking. 

CREDITCARD CHARGES: VISA & MASTERCARD both have aschedule of fees that apply to any payment made by credit card that are thesole responsibility of the credit card holder to pay & comply with.

CANCELLATION& REFUNDS: If you or your travel agent or tourwholesaler decides to cancel reservations made & confirmed, it is amandatory requirement the Company is notified in writing. Monies will berefunded less the applicable cancellation fee per person, per arrangement, as apercentage of costs: 

Cancellation of services booked & confirmed greaterthan 90 days prior to services commencing, the deposit paid isfully refundable, however cancellation fees may apply to any airline seat allotment,or other stipulated component supplier service such as hotel room allotmentswhere seasonal inventory demands are in effect.

Cancellation of services booked & confirmedfrom 89 days to 75 days prior to services commencing, thedeposit paid 10% cancellation of the deposit applies, howevercancellation fees may apply to any airline seat allotment, or other stipulatedcomponent supplier service such as hotel room allotments where seasonalinventory demands are in effect.

Cancellation of services booked & confirmedfrom 74 days to 60 days prior to services commencing, thedeposit paid 25% cancellation of the deposit made applies,however cancellation fees may apply to any airline seat allotment, or otherstipulated component supplier service such as hotel room allotments whereseasonal inventory demands are in effect.

Cancellation of services booked & confirmedfrom 59 days to 45 days prior to services commencing, thedeposit paid 35% cancellation of the deposit made applies,however cancellation fees may apply to any airline seat allotment, or otherstipulated component supplier service such as hotel room allotments whereseasonal inventory demands are in effect.

Cancellation of services booked & confirmedwithin 44 days to 31 days prior to arrival 50%cancellationfee of the total reservation applies, however cancellation fees may apply toany airline seat allotment, or other stipulated component supplier service suchas hotel room allotments where seasonal inventory demands are in effect.

Cancellation of services booked & confirmedwithin 30 days prior to arrival 100% cancellationfee of the total reservation applies

The above cancellation policy is applicable forindividual bookings & Groups unless other more stringent conditions forGroups have been pre-advised. Someaccommodation suppliers have their own cancellation terms for deposits &final payments which are more stringent than those of the Company. 

In the case ofGroups where the Company is the contractor of group airline seat blocks &hotel room allotments, the client will be advised of deposit & finalpayment terms & cancellation penalties.  If the invoice sent statedNON-REFUNDABLE – that is in line with the component supplier terms &conditions of carriage.

BOOKINGFEES: For bookings of total gross valueless than USD$500, a fee of USD$75 per person, per booking will belevied. 

For last minutebookings, made within 7 days of departure, a fee of USD$125 per booking will belevied as this is to cover dispatch of documentation.

TRAVELINSURANCE: Travel insurance is not included inthe price of your vacation. We strongly recommend that you have travelinsurance that includes adequate cover for the duration of your overallvacation & for cancellation, trip interruption or delay, loss of luggage /personal property, medical expenses, emergency evacuation & any accidentaldamage. By booking, you agree that The Company  has no liabilitywhatsoever under any circumstance for any such loss, medical situation ordamage you may incur, & you accept that it is your sole responsibility toinsure yourself fully. A professional Travel Agent should be able to advise youon applicable Insurance Policies available in your country of origin.

LANDARRANGEMENTS: We endeavour to ensure that all yourarrangements proceed smoothly. If you have a problem whilst on vacation, pleasecontact the local Sundance representative office immediately to enable it to berectified. In the unlikely event you are still dissatisfied, please contactSundance headquarters in Buenos Aires immediately. 

Any furthercorrespondence must be sent within 28 days of the problem occurring. We regretwe cannot accept liability in relation to any customer service issue or claimthat is not notified in accordance with this clause.

ADDITIONALSERVICES: If you decide to purchase anyadditional services whilst on vacation, any dealings must be direct with thelocal operator, & not with contracted guides/drivers. The Company cannot& will not accept responsibility for any additional services clients’ bookwith local operators or contracted staff after commencement of travel.

YOURVACATION PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Visas,insurance, excess baggage, extra meals, laundry, any drinks, souvenirs, phonecalls, fax or internet use, items of a personal nature including medication,international & domestic departure taxes, porter fees & tipping. Insome South American countries, porter fees & tipping may be compulsory.

PRICINGVALIDITY: Every effort has been made to compilethe information accurately as at the time of quoting, but circumstances maynecessitate changes in itineraries & costs, of which you will be informedas soon as possible. The Company shall not be liable for any resulting changes& reserves the right to increase the price of any travel arrangements up tothe date of client’s full payment being received & lodged in the applicablebank account stated on the invoice. This includes adjustment for devaluation,fuel surcharges, airfare increases as well as international exchange ratefluctuations. 

PASSPORT,VISAS, MEDICAL INOCULATIONS & DOCUMENTATION FOR TRAVELING WITH A CHILD /MINOR UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS: 

A valid Passportis required for all clients to travel internationally & many countriesrequire it to be valid for a period varying between 30 days & up to 6months after your dates of travel. 

It is eachpassengers sole responsibility to consult by contacting the nearest EMBASSY orCONSULATE of the countries to which you are traveling to, or through on yourtravels, to receive the most accurate & up to date mandated regulationswith which you must comply.  Some foreign nations post the regulations& requirements to enter their borders or your country requires administeredfor you to return home, on a Government internet website. 

The Companyaccepts no responsibility whatsoever for clients arriving to a foreign countryor departing to return home from a foreign country, with an invalid passport orincorrect travel permits, visitor visas, or medical requirement documentation,or documentation required if you are traveling with a child under the age of 18years.

MEDICALINOCULATIONS: Some countries within the SouthAmerican continent are deemed by the World Health Organization zones wherebydefined medical inoculations are mandatory for Yellow Fever, Dengue Fever &other specified humanly transmitted diseases. It is the sole responsibility ofthe client in all instances to have checked with their point of origin travelprofessional & in addition, the nearest Embassy or Consular representativeof the countries where they are traveling to  ensure they have themandated medical inoculations prior to arriving & an International MedicalCertificate as evidence verifying the fact.

The Companyaccepts no responsibility whatsoever for clients arriving to a foreign countryor departing to return home from a foreign country, with invalid medicalcertification which may prevent them being allowed to enter that country, orcountries.

VITALLYIMPORTANT INFORMATION TO BE READ, UNDERSTOOD & ADHERED TO FOR YOUR TRAVELS

The Company hasno part whatsoever in the creation or implementation of laws pertaining toforeign sovereign nations, therefore all passengers who are visiting,holidaying within, or transiting through foreign nations have the soleresponsibility themselves, to comply with & adhere to the laws that relateto every foreign nation on their itinerary.

IRRESPECTIVE OFNATIONALITY, OR THE COUNTRY OF THEIR PASSPORT ISSUE BEING USED FOR TRAVEL, ITIS THE SOLE & TOTAL RESPONSIBLE OF EACH & EVERY INDIVIDUAL PASSENGER,TO PERSONALLY CHECK & ENSURE ALL OF THEIR PERSONAL OFFICIAL TRAVELDOCUMENTATION RELATING TO: PASSPORT VALIDITY & COMPLIANCE PROCUREMENT OFANY & ALL VISAS OF ANY TYPE REQUIRED FOR THEIR JOURNEY ANY OTHER OFFICIALLYSTIPULATED RELEVANT & REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO ENTER & DEPART COUNTRIESTHEY ARE TRAVELING TO, OR FROM ALL REQUIRED OFFICIALLY ISSUED MEDICALCERTIFICATES DETAILING STIPULATED INOCULATIONS & MEDICAL CONDITIONS 

ALL OFFICIALLYREQUIRED DOCUMENTATION FOR TRAVEL WITH MINORS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS ACCOMPANYINGTHE PASSENGER(S) ARE COMPLETE, ACCURATE & IN COMPLIANCE. SHOULD ANYPASSENGERS OFFICIALLY REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION BE NON-COMPLIANT, RESULTING IN THEPASSENGER(S) BEING DENIED BOARDING BY ANY AIRLINE, DENIED ENTRY TO, DEPORTATIONFROM,  OR IMPRISONMENT WITHIN ANY COUNTRY THEY ARE TRAVELING TO, OREN-ROUTE THROUGH, IT IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY & TOTAL ACCOUNTABILITY OFTHE PASSENGER CONCERNED.


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