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zThree Jewels: Buenos Aires, Iguassu & Rio

9 days

A private tour just for your traveling party.

Private Touring Discoveries

  • Join residents at a city dance club to try your turn at authentic Argentine Tango... Or if you just want to watch, we’ll take you to dinner and a Tango show.
  • Our complete Falls experience hits the best vantage points on both the Argentine and Brazilian sides.
  • Ascend both Corcovado and Sugar Loaf for two unique and inspiring experiences of Rio de Janeiro.

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Day
1

Welcome to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Check in to your choice of hotel.

Day
2

Private sightseeing

Discover the best of BA, from Plaza de Mayo to historic neighborhoods like La Boca, the colorful district where the Tango was born! Drive through lovely Palermo and see the Recoleta Cemetery, where Eva Peron was laid to rest. Tonight we take you to a downtown pizzeria that’s a favorite among residents; then experience authentic Argentine Tango at a dance club where you can join the fun. Or if you prefer just to watch, we’ll take you to Café de los Angelitos, one of the best places in town for dinner and a Tango show. Meals B,D

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3

At your leisure in Buenos Aires

A free day to enjoy the city’s many wonderful sites, boutiques and cafés. Meals B

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4

Fly to Iguassu!

Fly to Iguassu where you’ll be met and chauffeured to your choice of hotel. Then join your guide along the well-maintained trails of Brazil’s Iguassu National Park and thrill to captivating views over the thundering cascades. Meals B

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Day 5– Mighty Iguassu Falls c

A full-day private tour takes you to all the best vantage points on the Argentine side of Iguassu, including the famed Devil’s Throat Cataract. Meals B

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6

Fly to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fly to exciting Rio and transfer by private car to your choice of hotel. Meals B

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7

Private sightseeing in Rio

Your city tour includes the Sambodromo where Brazil’s Samba schools compete during Carnival and the impressive Metropolitan Cathedral. A 2-stage cable car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain is rewarded with amazing views. You’ll also ascend Mt. Corcovado c to behold the inspiring statue of Christ the Redeemer. Meals B

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8

A free day in exciting, beautiful Rio

This entire day is yours to explore and enjoy at your own pace. Meals B

Day
9

Farewell Rio

Our tour services end this morning. Meals B

Extend Your Trip

Extend your Journey with our Amazon Cruise

6-Day Post-Tour Extension from $2,799

Our 9-cabin vessel has a shallow draft and unique open-air design to surround you with all the sights and sounds of the Amazon as you explore remote regions where other ships can’t go. We include your flight from Rio to Manaus, transfers, 1-night hotel in Manaus, and a 4-night all-inclusive cruise on the M/Y Tucano with all meals and complete naturalist-guided excursions.

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9

Fly from Rio to Manaus

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your included flight to Manaus where you’ll be met and escorted to the Park Suites Hotel. Settle into to your Deluxe Room and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure in this lively river port.  Meals B

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10

Embark the Motor Yacht Tucano

After a leisurely start to your day, embark the M/Y Tucano in late afternoon and begin your Amazon odyssey gliding up the Rio Negro. Late afternoon finds your vessel navigating the vast Anavilhanas Archipelago. As conditions permit, you might go for an excursion into the dense forests alive with squirrel monkeys and howler monkeys. This is also a great chance to see many brightly colored Amazon birds. Return to ship for hors d’oeuvres on the Observation Deck as the
sun dips behind the dense foliage. After dinner, set out in the Tucano’s launches to search for nocturnal creatures like the caiman. Meals B,D

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11

Deeper into the Amazon

Join our naturalists this morning to explore the jungles of the Anavilhanas Archipelago. Here you’ll find the Igapó, an unusual flooded eco-system of dense forests rising from the waters of the Rio Negro. Later, a hike through a high Amazon forest reveals a very different environment, home to its own unique flora and fauna. As weather and water-level conditions permit, you will embark on up to four guided excursions today, maybe even a night safari. Meals B,L,D

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12

Forest communities of the Amazon

Awaken to another remote rainforest area accessible only to shallow-draft vessels like the Tucano. Explore by launch and then set out on a guided forest walk. After lunch, go ashore to visit a small Amazon village and learn about the traditions that help these families survive in the remote interior. During the night, the Tucano weighs anchor and navigates downstream to the Xiborena Peninsula that divides the Rio Negro and Amazon River. Meals B,L,D

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13

Lago Janauari Park and the Meeting of the Waters

As conditions permit, explore by launch through the dense forests of Lago Janauari Ecological Park. Venturing through narrow channels overhung with trees and vines, you’ll have a chance to espy monkeys, sloths and the occasional collared anteater. After lunch, the Tucano navigates along the Encontra das Aguas, where the brown waters of the Amazon and the darker waters of the Rio Negro flow side by side for miles without mixing. Pink and grey river dolphins are often seen cavorting along this stark line of contrasting currents. Meals B,L,D

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14

Disembarkation, Manaus tour and departure

Step off ship in Manaus for a city tour, including the ornate Amazon Theater, and then transfer to the airport. Meals B

Explore the best of Peru before your trip...

6-Day Pre-Tour Extension from $3,299

Enhance your travels through South America with our Private Tour to the Land of the Inca. We include your international air from Lima to Buenos Aires, a choice of fine hotels in Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu, 7 meals, all on-tour transportation with 2 internal flights in Peru, and extensive private sightseeing including an overnight visit to Machu Picchu.

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Day
1

Welcome to Lima!

Upon arrival in the Peruvian capital, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to your choice of hotel: The outstanding Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel or the Hilton, a brand new hotel in the heart of Lima’s vibrant Miraflores district.

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Discover Lima

Enjoy a leisurely morning and then set out this afternoon with your personal guide for a private tour of Lima’s highlights, beginning with the splendid Colonial architecture of Plaza Mayor and the historic city center. Then tour the extensive pre-Columbian collection of the renowned Larco Herrera Museum before returning to the oxygentated rooms at the boutique Aranwa Cuzco or the historica Palacio del Inka, Luxury Colelction. Meals B

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3

Fly to Cuzco

This morning, you’ll be chauffeured to the airport for your flight to Cuzco, where you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to your choice of hotel, the Novotel or the JW Marriott. 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. Meals B

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4

Through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

Your in-depth 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 your choice of hotel, the outstanding Sumaq Hotel or the Inkaterra El Pueblo, a charming deluxe resort nestled in an Andean cloud forest along the banks of the Urubamba River. Meals B,L,D

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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 transportation and a 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 hotel of your choice, the Aranwa Cuzco or Palacio del Inka, Luxury Collection. Meals B

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6

Back to Lima… And onward to Argentina

After breakfast, you’ll be escorted to the airport for your return flight to Lima. We’ve also included your onward international flight to Argentina! Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to your choice of hotel for the start of your Three Jewels Private Tour.  Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons

Mendoza

Our 3-day FreeStyle Travel package includes 3 nights in your choice of city-center hotel, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and city sightseeing with your own private guide

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.

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Reciprocity Fees  

Argentina reciprocity tax of $160 for International arrivals into Buenos Aires must be prepaid online before arrival at www.migraciones.gov.ar

Family + Friends

Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
  • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
  • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
  • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
  • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!

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