b"ULTIMATE SOUTH AMERICA AND THE RIO CARNIVALUNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCESSOUTH AMERICAYOUR ITINERARYtake a guided tour of the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier ahead of aExperience vibrant Rio Days 1-3 - London and Rio de Janeiro nautical boat safari across Bajo Las Sombras Bay. Carnivals Winners Parade from After meeting at London Heathrow, we fly to Rio de Janeiro. OurGrand Stand seats. explorations on Day 2 start with an excursion to the top of Rios mostDays 11-13 - Ushuaia and the End of the World Train Soak up the incredible beauty recognisable landmark, Corcovado Mountain, upon which perches theWe transfer to the airport for our internal flight to the southernmostof Iguazu Falls, with guided astonishing statue of Christ the Redeemer. Looking out over the city,city in the world, Ushuaia. After an orientation tour, we sail acrosstours of both the Brazilian and this colossal Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ paints an enduring image ofthe Beagle Channel with a local guide who helps us spot some ofArgentinian sides. Brazil. We ascend via the Corcovado Rack and Pinion Mountain Railway,the unique wildlife, including sea lions, penguins and dolphins. We which takes us the two and a half miles to a viewing platform, situatedenter Tierra del Fuego National Park on Day 12, following the routeEnjoy a traditional Argentinian 7,641 feet above Rio. In the evening, we have tickets to the Rio carnivalsof the Lapataia River until we reach Condor Hill. Here, we board thesteak dinner with wine pairings, SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN winners parade, enjoying grand stand seats in the Sambadromes.historic Tren Fin del Mundo, or End of the World Train. Travellingsampling some of the best wines We take a guided tour of the downtown area on Day 3, where werethrough a five-mile stretch of this stunning national park, we pausein the Americas.introduced to historic landmarks and places of cultural interest beforeen route at the Macarena Station Waterfall to admire the viewsSee some of the most iconic IGUAZU FALLS a holiday highlight - a journey by cable-car up Sugarloaf Mountain. Aacross the breathtaking Pipo River Valley before continuing throughsights of South America, distinctive peak which soars almost 1,300 feet into the air, this naturalthe unforgettable tree cemetery. Our day ends with a flight backincluding Christ the Redeemer, wonder is said to resemble a concentrated refined loaf of sugar, andto Buenos Aires where you have free time on Day 13 ahead of anthe Perito Moreno Glacier and from our spectacular vantage point, we enjoy breathtaking panoramicevening tango class and show. Sugarloaf Mountain. views across the harbour area and Guanabara Bay. Later, we head toDays 14-15London Explore the fascinating country Fogo de Chaos where we enjoy a delicious Churriscera barbecue dinner. We transfer to the airport to board our overnight flight to Londonof Patagonia.Days 4-5 - Iguazu Falls Heathrow, arriving in the UK on Day 15. Travel on the End of the We take an internal flight to Iguazu Falls, which lies on the borderWorld train for a stunning between Brazil and Argentina. One of the most extensive waterfalljourney through the beautiful systems in the world, this magnificent feat of nature is found at theyet wild landscapes of one of the heart of the Atlantic rainforest and we take a guided tour of the Braziliansouthernmost places on earth.side of the falls, walking the trails with a nature expert whos ready toRIO CARNIVAL point out the fascinating wildlife and flora that call this wild destinationAttend a traditional tango class home. We take in a much larger portion of the rapids on the ArgentinianEach February, Rio is grippedand show in Buenos Aires.side on Day 5, exploring San Martin Island, where we take in fantasticby Carnival fever, as one of the BUENOS AIRES views of several waterfalls before travelling by ecological jungle train, aworlds biggest festivals eruptsWHAT'S INCLUDEDgas-propelled railway, to the massive torrent of water known as Devilsinto the party of a lifetime. During Throat. The tallest of the 275 falls here, this is a spectacular U-shapedour holiday, we experience theUK Tour Manager throughoutcascade once poetically described as an ocean plunging into an abyss.Winners Parade - an incredible We also wander along elevated wooden walkways which snake throughchance to see the very best ofFlights from London Heathrow to this national park and offer sublime views over the different offshoots ofthe colourful carnival. At theRio de Janeiro and from Buenos the falls and their bubbling pools of water below.parade, thousands of dancersAires to London HeathrowDays 6-7 - Buenos Aires and Bariloche and musicians come together forAll internal flights, rail and We fly to Buenos Aires for a guided tour that highlights the best of thisthe performance of a lifetime tocoach transfersstylish city. We see Casa Rosada, the imposing Metropolitan Cathedralcelebrate their victories in the13 nights 4 and 5-Star hotel with its spectacular dome, and the mausoleum of General San Martin.carnival, and we settle down inaccommodationTravelling to La Recoleta, an affluent area known for its Parisian-styleGrand Stand seats for a night of townhouses, we visit the grave of Eva Duarte, known to the world as Evaunforgettable samba. 24 meals including 13 breakfasts, Pern or Evita. Later, we enjoy an exclusive Argentinian wine pairing with1 lunch and 10 dinnersdinner at La Cava, led by a professional sommelier. A morning flight onAll tour excursionsDay 7 takes us to Bariloche, in the Andes. On arrival, a scenic excursion PATAGONIAN showcases the region around the Patagonian mountain range. WeIguazu Falls 2 3 Rio De JaneiroEXPRESS admire views over the Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, where spectacular lakes have been formed by centuries-old glaciers, as a chairlift transportsCHILE BRAZILus to the summit of Cerro Campanioro. 1+2 Buenos AiresDays 8-10 - Old Patagonian Express and the Perito Moreno Glacie ARGENTINAWe embark on a scenic drive with our guide along Route 40 to El Bolson, at the foot of Piltriquitron Mountain. We continue with a journey on La Trochita, a train made famous by Paul Therouxs 1978 book The OldBariloche 2 2023 TOUR DATES Max 25 PeoplePatagonian Express. The steam-hauled locomotive is now something of a living museum, having retained much of its original character, andEl Calafate 2 Feb 24 6,995we enjoy a nostalgic journey winding through the high plains of theTour Code: ABJ| per person based on 2 Patagonian tundra. We fly to El Calafate on Day 9, a chic city situated1 Ushuaia sharing. Deposit from 1,200 per person. on the shores of Lake Argentino known as the gateway to Los GlaciaresSupplement for solo travellers from 1,695. National Park. Discovering the areas dramatic scenery on Day 10, weNights in hotel Fly For the latest guidance on entry requirements, please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice154 SOUTH AMERICA Call us on 01904 527194 or visit GreatRail.com for more details 155"