2017 SEASON
May 2017 - Nov 2017

15 Day The Best of Brazil & Argentina with Brazil's Amazon & Uruguay

Cosmos Guided Tour starting in Manaus and finishing in Montevideo

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Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos's 15 Day The Best of Brazil & Argentina with Brazil's Amazon & Uruguay. Venture to the wondrous Amazon of Brazil and then prepare to discover two of the greatest cities of South America - Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires - at a more leisurely pace. Starting in Manaus, your...read more

Overview

Operator: Cosmos
Type: Coach Tour (Low Cost)
Style: Regional Discovery
Duration: 15 Days
From: Manaus to Montevideo
Tour Code: 1008
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay
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Day By Day

1

Manaus, Brazil

Welcome to the capital of the Amazonas region. Located in the dense Amazon Jungle area, Manaus preserves images of its opulent past and is still a major port-even 1609 kilometres (1,000 miles) inland! Meet your guide at 2 pm for a city tour featuring the famous OPERA HOUSE, completed in 1896 after 15 years of construction, and a LOCAL MARKET.
2

Manaus - Amazon Jungle

Floating past the clustered huts of locals living on the banks of the river, cruise down the Rio Negro to the MEETING OF THE WATERS. Marvel at the confluence of the dark-coloured Rio Negro and the light chocolate-coloured Rio Solimoes, where the two rivers come together to form the mighty Amazon. For 6.4 kilometres (4 miles), these two bodies of water flow side by side before they mix together. Later, disembark at a JUNGLE ISLAND (water level permitting) with fascinating native flora and fauna. This afternoon, arrive at the Ecopark Jungle Lodge on the banks of the Rio Negro inside the Amazonian rainforest. (B/L/D)
3

Amazon Jungle

Enjoy a Naturalist-guided WALK to see the flora and fauna that thrive in the Amazon. After lunch, sail up the river to visit an AMAZON NATIVE CABOCLO VILLAGE to learn about their traditions, costumes, and culture. Also try your hand at piranha fishing! Later, visit the MONKEY JUNGLE RESERVE, where researchers work to rehabilitate primates like spider, squirrel, woolly, and capuchin monkeys and reintroduce them to the jungle. This evening, venture back out on canoe with your Naturalist to appreciate the sounds of the jungle at night and look for small alligators (and other night creatures). (B/L/D)
4

Amazon Jungle - Rio De Janeiro

This morning, depart the Ecopark for a flight to Rio. (B)
5

Rio De Janeiro

Today, enjoy free time in Rio, then join Day 1 of your holiday and meet your Tour Director. (B)
6

Rio De Janeiro

Sprawling between majestic granite peaks and the blue South Atlantic, Rio is a city of beauty, wonder, and energy. Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide begins with a drive along Rio's famed Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana Beaches. Take the cog railway 701 metres (2,300 feet) up to the summit of CORCOVADO to view the infamous Christ the Redeemer statue and enjoy 360-degree views of Guanabara Bay and the bustling city below. Your afternoon is free to explore-perhaps join an optional excursion to a nearby favela for a glimpse into the life of these colourful communities that nearly 25% of the people call home. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a welcome dinner at a famous local churrascaria, serving prime meats, seafood, and fish. Following dinner, perhaps opt for a fun outing to see a vibrant Samba show, an extravaganza of costumes, dancers, and the hot beat of the Brazilian Samba rhythm, featuring more than a hundred artists. (B/D)
7

Rio De Janeiro

A free day in Rio allows you to relax on one of the famous beaches or take an optional excursion to the historic city of Petropolis to see the former summer palace of Emperor Pedro II. (B)
8

Rio De Janeiro - Iguassu Falls

A morning flight takes you to Iguassu Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. Upon arrival, journey to the Brazilian side of the FALLS to see the mammoth series of 275 waterfalls cascading over a precipice almost 3.2 kilometres (2 miles) wide and 76 metres (250 feet) deep. Walk into Devil's Throat Canyon, where the clouds of mist, thundering roar, and 180-degree rainbows surround you- an unforgettable experience! (B/D)
9

Iguassu Falls

Cross the border for a visit of the Argentine side of the FALLS. Begin with a short ride on the open-air ECOLOGICAL JUNGLE TRAIN through the rainforest. A series of boardwalks takes you above the falls to see the water crashing down into the Devil's Throat. Your afternoon is free to explore, or you may opt to visit the Bird Park, home to many species of indigenous birds as well as flora from the area. (B)
10

Iguassu Falls - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina's cosmopolitan capital. After settling into your hotel, an orientation tour familiarises you with the "Paris of South America" and its wide boulevards, outdoor cafes, and charming shops. (B)
11

Buenos Aires

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide focuses on the city's landmarks, including the Colon Opera House and Plaza de Mayo, site of La Casa Rosada (the President's Pink House) and Metropolitan Cathedral. Also visit La Boca and San Telmo, one of Buenos Aires' oldest neighbourhoods, and RECOLETA CEMETERY, where Eva Peron is buried. End your day with an Argentinean meal, followed by a sensuous TANGO SHOW highlighting the alluring dance that is so popular here. (B/D)
12

Buenos Aires

Today is free for independent activities, or you can take an optional excursion to visit a local estancia (ranch) to experience the life of the gauchos (cowboys), as well as traditional dance performances and a barbecue lunch. (B)
13

Buenos Aires - Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay - Montevideo

Board a high-speed catamaran bound for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. After lunch in Colonia, your Local Guide takes you on a guided tour of this colonial city founded by Portuguese settlers in 1680. Later, board a bus for Uruguay's capital city, Montevideo. (B/L)
14

Montevideo

On a city tour of Montevideo, drive along the Atlantic Coast to the city centre and visit Constitution Square, the cathedral, the colonial Town Hall, and Independence Square. Other areas visited include the Prado area, Batlle y Ordonez Park, the residential area of Carrasco, and Plaza Virgilio. (B)
15

Montevideo

Your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • BRAZIL'S AMAZON PRE EXTENSION AND URUGUAY POST EXTENSION.
  • SIGHTSEEING: In Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, Montevideo.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS: Corcovado, Brazilian & Argentine sides of Iguassu Falls, Recoleta Cemetery, Tango Show & Amazon rainforest.
  • GUIDES: Local Guides for sightseeing in Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, and Buenos Aires; services of a professional Tour Director.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
  • HOTELS: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges and tips for baggage handling.
  • INSIDE VISITS as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Included Meals

  • 14 breakfasts (B); 3 lunches (L); 5 dinners (D).

Accommodation

  • Hotel Classifications: First Class (F), Superior Tourist Class (ST), Tourist Class (T)
  • Rio De Janeiro Windsor Plaza Copacabana (F), Iguassu Falls Recanto Park (F), Buenos Aires Dazzler Maipu (F); Manaus Tropical Manaus (MD), Amazon Lodge Ecopark Jungle Lodge (BA); Montevideo Dazzler Montevideo (F)

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price includes internal air and taxes - International air ticket numbers must be provided upon booking.
  • Guaranteed share option is not available on this tour.

Operator Details

Region: South & Central America
Style: Regional Discovery
Accommodation: 3+ Star
Location: Outskirts - Generally
Guided: Tour Host & Local Guides
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Open (min 8 years)
Flights: Internal Flights Included
Airport Transfers: Available, Not Included
Gratuities: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 40 (Avg. 30)
Free WiFi: No
* Source: Cosmos for trips in South & Central America. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

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May 2017 - Nov 2017

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