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Amazing Argentina is an independent travel company based in Buenos Aires which specializes in tours throughout Argentina including Patagonia, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile.
With local operational offices, over 9 years of experience in the travel industry and a commitment to customer service, Amazing Argentina is your key to a fantastic vacation in this wonderful country.
We offers tours from private luxury travel around Argentina to small group wildlife tours, food and wine excursions for the connoisseur and polo and horse riding holidays in Patagonia. From skiing trips to cruises to Antarctica, our list of world class tours and expertise in building tailor-made trips are second to none.
We will plan and arrange your tour as per your exact requirements by both telephone and Email (or you can visit us at our offices in downtown Buenos Aires).
We accept all major credit cards and to safeguard your travel arrangements, we provide complimentary travel insurance on all tours over 10 days in length (subject to status). This incredible value-for money exclusive benefit is unique among Latin American tour operators and guarantees your trip.
As a committed Eco-tour specialist, we are also a socially responsible travel company and members of STI (sustainable travel international) a non profit organisation dedicated to promoting sustainable travel.
Let us at Amazing Argentina inspire you and take you on a unforgettable vacation to the land of the gaucho.
Arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel, the deluxe Alvear Palace Hotel, rated the best hotel in South America. Accommodation in a Luxury Suite.
If arriving early enough, today you will enjoy an introductory private city tour with your knowledgeable guide who is also a local of the city. Buenos Aires is perhaps the most cosmopolitan metropolis in South America. Most of the population is of European descent and the city is reminiscent of Paris. It is situated on the Rio de la Plata, and as its name suggests, it is the city of good winds. The tour will include a visit to the Plaza de Mayo, the hub of the city centre and where many public buildings such as the Catedral Metropolitana can be found. At the east end, you will find the Casa Rosada presidential palace with the famous balcony from which Juan and Evita Peron greeted the masses. A visit to The Brighton, a bar and café notable, is one of the most stunningly situated restaurants in Buenos Aires for afternoon tea.
Return to your hotel.
After breakfast, your private tour of the city continues with a visit to Recoleta, one of the most fashionable areas of the city where you will visit the fine arts museum and the city's gardens of Plaza Alvear and Plaza Francia. You will also visit the famous cemetery where Eve Peron is buried.
Enjoy lunch at the La Bourgogne, the only Relais Gourmand in Argentina. The restaurant serves the finest French and international food in the city and Travel & Leisure magazine rated La Bourgogne the number one restaurant in South America, and Wine Spectator gave it the distinction of being one of the "Best Restaurants in the World for Wine Lovers."
In the evening, enjoy a splendid dinner & tango Show at the La Esquina Carlos Gardel, the foremost tango house in Buenos Aires. Seating will be in the VIP Sector with all beverages included.
A free day at leisure in Buenos Aires.
In the evening, we will provide VIP tickets and roundtrip transfers from your hotel to the famous Opera house, Colon Theatre, the most famous in South America. Home to opera, ballet and concerts.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to El Calafate, located in Patagonia. Arrival and transfer to your exclusive lodge, the Eolo Hacienda, spectacularly set in the middle of the Patagonian plaines. Accommodation in a Premium Suite.Day 5. EL CALAFATE PATAGONIA (All meals)
After breakfast, select from a wide range of activities including Horseback riding, trekking , Mountain biking, sightseeing and identification of flora and fauna and bird watching.
Enjoy a visit to the Perito Moreno Glacier a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Choose from a wide range of outdoor excursions.Day 7. EL CALAFATE PATAGONIA - BUENOS AIRES (Breakfast)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires and connecting flight
Transfer to your hotel, the Iguazu Grande (or Sheraton Iguazu Hotel if preferred). Accommodation in a suite. Free evening.
After breakfast, enjoy a full day visit to the fabulous UNESCO World Heritage Iguazu falls, the most voluminous falls in the world and more than three times the width of the Niagara Falls. The Argentinean side of Iguazu allows for a close appreciation. Set in a subtropical rain forest reserve of over 180,000 hectares, Iguazu is home to jaguar, puma, caiman and over 400 species of bird. The tour will include the Aventura ride, an exhilarating boat ride on the Parana River, heading towards the Iguazu falls themselves. Return to your hotel. Buffet lunch and dinner at the hotel.Day 9. IGUAZU FALLS (Breakfast)
Today you will cross the border into Brazil for a half day excursion to appreciate a wider view of the falls. The falls lie on the three borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. To complete the tour, you will finish with a magnificent helicopter fly-over tour of the entire Iguazu Falls to appreciate its sheer grandeur and scale. Overnight at the Das Cataratas hotel located within the National Park itself. (Please note that all US & Canadian citizens require a Brazilian visa to enter the country).Day 10. IGUAZU FALLS (Breakfast)
Free day to wander around the National Park on your own or perhaps visit the Bird Park.Day 11. IGUAZU - RIO DE JANEIRO (Breakfast & dinner)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Rio De Janeiro. Arrival in Rio, reception and transfer to the 5* Copacabana Palace Hotel, one of the world's greatest hotels. Accommodation in a Deluxe Suite.
Opened in 1923, this is Rio's most luxurious hotel and a member of the Orient-Express Hotel group. Dinner at the superb Cipriani restaurant, already rated among the city's best, offers a selection of Northern Italian cuisine. (We can also arrange a stay at the Sofitel Hotel or the Santa Theresa Boutique hotel).
After breakfast, a full day visit of the "marvelous city" including a sightseeing tour to Sugar Loaf Mountain. A two-stage cable car takes you to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain where you will enjoy a splendid view of Rio, Copacabana Beach, and Guanabara Bay. After lunch at the Confeitaria Colombo, a trip to the heart of Rio for a historical city tour including Santa Teresa, the Teatro Municipal and the Fine Arts Museum. The trip also includes a visit to the São Bento Monastery, the Candelaria (the candle-makers), Praça XV (where the royal family landed when they first arrived in Rio. Paço Imperial was their first residence), the "Travessa do Mercado", the Imperial Palace, the cultural centre located in the beautifully-restored Banco do Brasil and Casa Franca-Brazil (a masterpiece by the architect Grandjean de Montigny). Return to your hotel. Late dinner at the wonderful Le Pre-Catelan restaurant before private transfer to the Lapa district to enjoy some live Samba. Return to your hotel.Day 13. RIO DE JANEIRO (All meals)
After a late breakfast, a half day visit to Corcovado, the mountain home to the world famous, Christo de Redentor statue for a magnificent 360° panoramic view of Rio. The Tijuca forest, a luxuriant tropical forest only minutes away is considered the largest urban forest in the world. It has 330 square kms of preserved Mata Atlântica (Tropical Forest), the highest mountaintops of Rio, waterfalls and hidden caves. Return for lunch at a traditional Brazilian Churrasco, we suggest Porcao at the Parque do Flamengo.
After lunch, enjoy a private helicopter flight over Rio de Janeiro. Return to your hotel. In the evening, dinner at Olympe restaurant.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Salvador. Arrival and transfer to the wonderful Convento do Carmo luxury Boutique hotel. Accommodation in a Master Suite. In the afternoon, enjoy a historical city tour of Salvador. It was on November 1st, 1501 that Amerigo Vespucci sailed into Salvador's bay, which subsequently became known as All Saints Bay. Founded in 1549, Salvador was to become the most important Brazilian city for the next 300 years. Another UNESCO heritage of humanity site, the city boasts many Portuguese colonial houses in addition to being the most African city in Brazil. You will visit the Catedral Basilica, and Largo do Pelourinho, the old slave auction site. Free evening to try some Bahian cuisine.Day 15. SALVADOR (Breakfast & dinner)
After breakfast, enjoy a boat tour of the Bay of All Saints before an afternoon tour of the Museu de Arte Sacra.
This small but splendid museum displays one of Brazil's best collections of Catholic art. The artifacts are shown in the former Convent of Saint Teresa of Avila, a simple, beautiful building that is a work of art in itself. The collection includes oil paintings, oratorios (a cabinet containing a crucifix), metalwork, and lots of wooden statues of saints. Visit the two rooms of silver where you can see how Brazilian silversmiths refined their technique, as the rather crude -- but massive -- works of the 18th century changed and developed until by the early 19th century, Brazilian artists were producing reliquaries, processional crosses, and crucifixes of astonishing refinement. Dinner at Amado.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Manaus. Transfer to your hotel, the Hotel Tropical Manaus. This is the best hotel options in Manaus.
Early afternoon, visit the highlights of the city including the famous Opera House. You will then take a fly over tour for an aerial view of the rainforest and the city. You will fly on a floatplane that takes off from the river in front of your hotel. You will appreciate the flooded forest, and the Meeting of the Waters, an amazing sight from the air. This is a natural phenomenon caused by the joining of the Negro River's darker water with the muddy water of the Solimoes River. For over six kilometers, the rivers run side by side, without mixing. Your flight will also fly as far as the Anavilhanas Archipelago (more than 300 islands in the Rio Negro) before returning back to Manaus.
After breakfast, you may either return home or extend your stay into the Rainforest. We would recommend the Anavilhanas Jungle lodge, a small and fashionable Jungle Hotel across from Anavilhanas National Park, on the margins of Rio Negro (Negro River) and 180 kilometers (112 miles) outside of Manaus.
Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge is the only Hotel in Northern Brazil to be part of the Associação de Roteiros de Charme (Charm Itinerary Association).
Accommodation in a Bungalow
There are 4 unique private stilt-suspended Bungalows located in an elevated terrain, nested in the woods with glass walls, a spacious balcony and lots of privacy. Electrical energy is available 24 hours a day, rated tension of 110V.
Dinner followed by Alligator spotting in the rainforest.Day 18. ANAVILHANAS JUNGLE LODGE (All meals)
After breakfast, enjoy a jungle hike with your naturalist guide before returning for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the River to view Pink Dolphins before returning for dinner.Day 19. ANAVILHANAS JUNGLE LODGE (All meals)
After breakfast, enjoy some regional canoe rowing through the region's creeks and flooded forest looking for wildlife before returning for lunch.
In the afternoon, visit to a snake research centre before returning for dinner.
An early sunrise tour over the magnificent Amazon jungle before breakfast. Return to Manaus by car and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
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