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Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro

Indelible South America | 11 Nights | Departs Mar 22, 2015

 

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  • PROMO - PRE IGUAZU FALLS EXPERIENCE
  • PRE Iguazu Falls Experience
  • PROMO - PRE IGUAZU FALLS EXPERIENCE

    Code: buel30

    Experience the extraordinary natural beauty and wildlife of South America during this memorable journey to Iguazú Falls ~ one of the great natural wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    The Iguazú River Delta is located in the center of a sub-tropical forest spanning 457,000 acres, and possesses unique characteristics that have made it an important economic and ecological reserve for its neighboring countries. On this pre cruise adventure you will visit the northeastern section of Argentina - an area that is inhabited by over 400 different varieties of birds and marks one of the most beautiful landscapes of the world.

    80m high and 3km wide, the Iguazú Falls span the border between Argentina and Brazil and is made up of many cascades that generate vast sprays of water producing one of the most spectacular waterfalls known to mankind.

    DAY 1

    Arrival of your international flight to Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires

    Proceed through Customs and claim your luggage. You will be met according to your flight details and transferred to your hotel.

    The day and evening are at your leisure.

    Check in time is 3:00pm. Although every effort will be made to have the rooms available earlier, this cannot be guaranteed. If you are arriving early you may wish to book an extra night to guarantee immediate check-in.

    Dinner tonight is on our own.

    Overnight at the Madero Buenos Aires or similar hotel

    Day 2

    Following breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the Domestic Airport to board your flight to Iguazú.

    *We recommend you pack one light overnight bag per person. Allowance: one checked bag per person maximum 15 kg/33lbs and one carry on per person maximum 5kg/11lbs. Any excess luggage will be stored at the hotel in Buenos Aires where you will receive it upon your return.

    Upon arrival, you will be met by your local guide and then transferred to Iguazú Falls National Park. A buffet lunch will be served at La Selva Restaurant shortly after your arrival.

    Following lunch, enjoy a motorized boat cruise (zodiacs) which allows you to view the falls from water level and get close enough to feel the spray and energy created by this great mass of falling water. Please note that you will get wet on the zodiacs. Along the way, your guide will explain all about the trees, birds, falls and more. Note: the zodiac loading area is not accessible to wheelchairs. There are approximately 100 steps down / up to reach the boats with no ramps. The zodiac tour is optional and any guests wishing to remain ashore can do so. There are shaded areas and benches to sit on throughout the park.

    The name Iguazú means Great Waters in Guarani. This natural wonder is taller and twice as wide than Niagara Falls and combines 275 falls in a massive, magnificent cascade stretching for nearly 1.7 miles. Situated on the border between Argentina and Brazil, its waters pass over lush, sub-tropical greenery. One of the most breathtaking sights you may see during your tour is the fluttering of more than 700 species of butterflies that make this area their home.

    After the zodiac tour, check-in at your hotel and enjoy some free time to relax before dinner.

    Overnight at Loi Suites Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 3

    After breakfast at the hotel, check out & transfer by bus to Iguazú National Park to visit the impressive Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat), where the Iguazú River crashes down almost 80 metres forming many rainbows. You will reach this fantastic sight via a unique train ride - the Eco-Train - which travels on a 1000-meter footbridge from the train station to the Garganta del Diablo. You will end your visit with a moderate walk through one of the circuits of the National Park on the Argentine Side. Along the way traverse over catwalks and view the observatories. A box lunch will be provided before your transfer to the Iguazú Airport. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires you will be transferred to your hotel where the evening is at leisure.

    Dinner is on your own this evening.

    Overnight at the Sheraton Buenos Aires or similar hotel

    DAY 4

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Check out is at 12:00pm. You will be transferred to the port where you will embark the ship.

    Overland Program Step by Step:

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The flights and timings indicated below are only approximate, are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.

    EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met per the flight details provided and transferred to your hotel in Buenos Aires. Note that check in time is 3:00pm. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own until Day 2 of the program. Kindly ensure that the cruise line has your most up to date flight details.

    DAY 1

    Arrival of your international flight. Meet and greet and transfer to your hotel.

    3:00pm Check-in

    The remainder of the day and evening at your leisure

    Dinner is on your own

    Overnight at the Madero Buenos Aires or similar hotel

    DAY 2

    7:00am Buffet breakfast at the hotel and check -out

    8:00am Transfer to the Domestic Airport

    8:15am Check-in for your flight

    9:45am Fly (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Iguazú

    11:30am Arrival in Iguazú and transfer to Iguazú Falls National Park

    1:00pm Enjoy lunch at La Selva Restaurant (1 soft drink included)

    2:00pm Zodiac tour on the Argentinean side of the falls and time to explore the lower trails of the park. Zodiac ride is 15 minutes in duration.

    6:30pm Transfer to your hotel

    7:00pm Time at leisure at the hotel

    8:00pm Dinner at your hotel (1 soft drink and ½ bottle of wine included)

    Overnight at Loi Suites Hotel or similar hotel

    DAY 3

    7:30am Buffet breakfast at your hotel and check-out

    8:00am Transfer to Iguazú National Park and visit the Devil’s Throat

    12:00pm Depending on flight schedule, enjoy some time at leisure until your airport transfer. Box lunch provided (sandwich, salad, fruit, water – subject to change)

    12:30pm Transfer to the airport

    1:00pm Arrive at the airport and check-in

    2:05pm Fly (Airline and flight number TBA and subject to change) to Buenos Aires

    3:55pm Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to your hotel

    6:00pm Approximate arrival to the hotel

    Dinner on your own

    Overnight at the Madero Buenos Aires or similar hotel

    DAY 4

    7:30am Buffet breakfast at hotel

    12:00pm Check-out and transfer to the port

    1:00pm Approximate arrival at the port and embark the ship

    Expected Weather:

    Seasons in South America are exactly opposite of those in North America. Rain can fall at any time of the year. A hot and humid climate should be expected during the summer (December-March)

    What to Bring: Light, loose clothing, comfortable, rubber-soled shoes and a light rain jacket as well as mosquito repellant are recommended. Guests can also wear a swimsuit for the zodiac boat ride if they wish but must be worn under your clothes as there are no changing facilities.

    Note: The pathways can be uneven in places and there are approximately 100 steps up / down to access the zodiac boat. You are very likely to get wet from the spray of the falls.

    Currency: The official Argentine currency is the Peso. USD are accepted in most places. The exchange rate is approximately 1 USD = 8.0 Argentine pesos.

    Electricity: 220 volts A.C. (50 Hz)

    Luggage: As you will be flying on a domestic flight, the luggage restrictions are as follows:

    5kg/11lbs of carry-on luggage

    15kg / 33lbs of checked-in luggage

    Documents and Visa Requirements: A valid passport is required

    Accommodations: If similar hotels are required due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be of equal ratings and standards.

    Loi Suites Hotel

    Selva Iryapú sin Número

    Casilla de Correo nº11 – 3370, Puerto Iguazú - Misiones - Argentina

    Phone: +54 3757 49 8300

    Madero Hotel Buenos Aires

    Rosario Vera Penaloza 360, Buenos Aires, Argentina C1107CLA

    Phone: 54 11 5776 7777

    Program includes:

    •All transfers

    •English speaking guide

    •1 night at Loi Suites Hotel (Standard Junior Studio) or similar hotel – breakfast and taxes included

    •2 nights at the Madero Buenos Aires or similar hotel (standard room)– breakfast and taxes included

    •Excursion to Argentine Falls with Devils Throat + Zodiac Tour

    •1 Lunch at La Selva Restaurant (1 soft drink included)

    •1 Dinner at Loi Suites Hotel (1 soft drink and ½ bottle of wine included)

    •1 box lunch

    •Gratuities for luggage handling

    •Economy class flight tickets from Buenos Aires to Iguazú and back to Buenos Aires

    Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information so your transfer can be arranged. Should you book any additional nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.

    Program Excludes:

    •Any meals or beverages not specified above

    •Gratuities to guides and drivers

    •Personal expenses and hotel incidentals including mini bar

    Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.

    PROMO - PRE IGUAZU FALLS EXPERIENCE
    Price: $999.00 per guest based on double occupancy.

Hotel and Land Program pricing is not combinable with FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package. If applicable, please contact Regent Seven Seas Cruises or your travel agent for multi-night pre-cruise hotel pricing information. Land program promotions are subject to terms.

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