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Three Jewels Buenos Aires + Iguassu + Rio (2019 Itinerary)

8 days

Never more than 16 guests

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Engaging Discoveries for our World Travelers

+ Peel back layers of Argentine history at the Evita Museum and Zanjon de Granados, a unique subterranean architectural site of brick tunnels and cisterns that dates back to 1740.
+ Join our expert naturalist to explore the Argentine and Brazilian sides of Iguassu Falls.
+ Ascend both Sugarloaf Mountain and Mount Corcovado… Delight in breathtaking views over Rio and marvel at the
inspiring statue of Christ the Redeemer.
+ Get an authentic taste of Brazilian cuisine at a churrascaria, popular with Rio residents for its delectable grilled meats
and fresh presentation of traditional fare.
+ Includes 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites c

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 Day 1 - Welcome to Buenos Aires

Alvear Palace Hotel - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Upon arrival you’ll be escorted to the elegant Alvear Palace.

With our expert guide, explore from historic Plaza de Mayo, still the heart of the city, to La Boca – the colorful district where the Tango was born. Explore the life of Eva Peron at the Evita Museum, set in a lovely mansion which she acquired in 1948. Tonight, we’ll take you to dinner and a Tango show at La Ventana - famed for the fiery passion of its dancers. meals b+d

In a lovely historic district, the weekly San Telmo Antique Fair hosts more than 250 vendors. Join residents who are out to shop and enjoy the impromptu performances of tango and theater that make this one of the city’s liveliest events. Then visit Zanjon de Granados. Discovered in 1986 and dating to the 1700’s, this unique subterranean architectural site encompasses a network of tunnels and cisterns that have been reconstructed and lit; this will be a fascinating look into the earliest days of the city. meals b


Fly to Iguassu and transfer to the luxurious Belmond Das Cataratas, the only hotel inside Brazil’s Iguassu National Park c. Explore along the Park’s well-maintained trails with our expert naturalist guide and delight in captivating views over the Falls. Later, you can continue exploring on your own even after the Park has closed to other visitors! Meals B


The Argentine Side of the Falls

Belmond Das Cataratas Iguassu, Brazil

To complement yesterday’s exploration of Iguassu’s Brazilian side, you’ll set out with a guide this morning for a full-day tour focusing on the best vantage points on the Argentine side of the Falls. At the famed Devil’s Throat Cataract, the thundering waters often create thousands of rainbows suspended in mid-air. meals b

Transfer to the airport for your nonstop flight to Rio de Janeiro. On arrival, you’ll escorted to the Belmond Copacabana Palace where our guests enjoy oceanview rooms. Meals B

Visit the Sambodromo where Samba schools compete during Carnival and tour the Metropolitan Cathedral, with its soaring stained glass windows. A thrilling 2-stage cable car takes you up Sugarloaf Mountain for breathtaking views of the city. Then ascend Mt. Corcovado to see the statue of Christ the Redeemer and enjoy 360° views over Rio. For lunch, savor Brazilian barbecue at a local churrascaria. Meals B+L


Depart Rio

After breakfast, we’ll take you to the airport for your onward journey. meals b

Extend Your Trip

Begin your Journey in the Land of the Inca

6-day Privately Guided Extension from $4,199

This easy-to-add Pre-Tour Extension includes 5 nights in luxury Belmond hotels, extensive private sightseeing, 7 meals, and all on-tour transportation and internal flights

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Lima, Peru

Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to your oceanview suite at the Belmond Miraflores Park, a striking luxury property overlooking the Pacific in Lima’s vibrant Miraflores district. Meals B


Discover Lima

Your personal Peruvian-born guide will share keen insights into his native land as you explore Lima’s highlights, beginning with the splendid Colonial architecture of Plaza Mayor and the historic city center. Tour the renowned pre-Columbian collection of the Larco Herrera Museum.  You’ll enjoy a special tour of Casa Aliaga, the oldest inhabited residence in the Americas.  The studios and galleries of the Barranco district immerse you in the city’s modern spirit. Meals B


Fly to Cuzco

This morning, you’ll be chauffeured to the airport for your flight to Cuzco. After time to relax and acclimate to the altitude, your privately-guided afternoon tour includes the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun. Continue by private car into the mountains outside of town to visit the Incan site of Sacsayhuaman, known for its impressive masonry and great views over the city. At the Almudena Cemetery and bustling San Pedro Market, your personal guide will offer unique insight into all that you encounter, including ancient Andean traditions which still endure in the daily lives of Cuzco’s residents. Then join an expert in learning how to make the perfect Pisco Sour, Peru’s signature cocktail. Meals B


Through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

Your full-day visit to Machu Picchu begins from Cuzco aboard the Vistadome train. Travel through the captivating landscapes of the Sacred Valley, a region of timeless villages, terraced fields and snow-capped Andean peaks. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, continue by motorcoach up the winding road to Machu Picchu and explore this ancient citadel as your expert guide illuminates the history and culture of the once-great Inca Empire. Return to town for a peaceful overnight at the exclusive Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel adjacent to the Lost City . Meals B,L,D


Machu Picchu and back to Cuzco

Behold the grandeur and majesty of Machu Picchu as the sun breaks across the mountain peaks to cast its first golden rays upon the ancient stones of this fabled Lost City. We’ve included your second entry ticket so you can experience Machu Picchu at sunrise at your own pace…. in the quiet morning light before the day visitors arrive! But please exercise caution as morning dew can make the stones and paths of Machu Picchu slippery. An afternoon train returns you to Cuzco where you’ll be escorted back to the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas. Meals B


Fly Back to Buenos Aires

This morning you’ll be escorted to the airport for your included flight to Lima, where our ground staff is available to provide assistance for your onward flight to Buenos Aires to begin your Three Jewels program. Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons


Enhance your trip to South America with this Colonial-era town nestled against the foothills of the Andes. Choose from our city-center hotels, enjoy a private tour of Mendoza’s historic highlights, and visit two of the region’s esteemed wineries for a sampling of Argentina’s finest wines!

Salta ~ The Beautiful Northwest

Experience the captivating diversity of Argentina’s remote northern province, a land of lovely vineyards, handsome Colonial towns and rugged desert landscapes. We include a choice of fine hotels, a full-day excursion to Cafayate with lunch and wine tasting, and a private city tour of Salta’s Colonial landmarks.

El Calafate

Discover the immense Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina’s magnificent Los Glaciares National Park! We include 2 nights in charming El Calafate on Lake Argentino and a full day excursion into the National Park to behold this incredible 3-mile wide glacier as it descends in a moving wall of ice toward the pristine waters of the Lake.

Amazon Lodges of Brazil

Spend the night in colorful Manaus and see the remarkable Meeting of the Waters. Then travel to the Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge where you’ll join other Lodge guests for exciting, guided rainforest expeditions.


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Passport and Brazil visa are required for US Citizens. A $160 prepaid tax is required for Argentina.


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