Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls
OPTIONAL PRE TOUR
25 - 30 October 2016
Join us for this fabulous introduction to South America. Enjoy cosmopolitan, sophisticated Buenos Aires – the “Paris of South America” – with wide tree-lined boulevards, monumental plazas, colourful cobblestone streets, buzzing cafes and restaurants, the best shopping and, encapsulating the mood of this city, the provocative, sensual tango. Then, as a complete contrast, visit spectacular Iguazu Falls where two great rivers plunge into a huge gorge forming a series of magnificent cascades. Don’t miss this wonderful experience!
Tuesday 25 October 2016 - Buenos Aires
Check into your luxury hotel for your 3 night stay in the gorgeous Recoleta district – the best shopping, bars and restaurants at your doorstep. The evening is free for you to recuperate from your flight or, if you are feeling energetic, you can hit the streets late like a true Porteño (Buenos Aires resident) for dinner, drinks, music or dancing.
Accommodation: The Brick Hotel
Wednesday 26 October 2016 - Buenos Aires
This morning tour the highlights of the city. Visit the historic Plaza de Mayo bordered by imposing public buildings including Casa Rosada (Pink House), the presidential palace. Explore the charming barrio of San Telmo with narrow cobblestone streets housing cluttered antique shops, artist studios and cafes.
Walk through the vibrantly colourful streets of La Boca and then explore the Recoleta district where you are free to enjoy its wide avenues, lush parks and ritzy boutiques. You might visit the incredible Recoleta Cemetery – a city on its own.
This evening experience a superb Tango show and dinner at the sophisticated cabaret where Carlos Gardel, who introduced the world to the evocative sounds of tango singing, once performed.
Thursday 27 October 2016 - Buenos Aires
Today you will board a timber launch and cruise the Delta del Paraná with its myriad of channels and islands. Glide past quaint stilt houses, English-style rowing clubs, rambling mansions and countless piers and marinas. Enjoy a relaxing morning tea on the boat before returning to the city.
The afternoon is free for you to enjoy Buenos Aires’ on your own.
Friday 28 October 2016 - Buenos Aires – Iguazu Falls
Fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls. Winding under the rainforest canopy in safari trucks, hear the call of birds and spot superbly coloured butterflies. Board a zodiac for a twirling, churning, thrilling ride up the rapids to the base of Devil’s Throat falls. Stand at the top of Devil’s Throat and be awed by the thundering power of Iguassu Falls. Then transfer across the border into Brazil.
Accommodation: - Das Cataratas.
Saturday 29 October 2016 - Iguazu Falls
This morning you are free to explore the Brazilian side of the Falls right at your doorstep. Follow the path as it zigzags down the side of the gorge through lush jungle and watch the water cascading down in a hundred different places. Finally stand in front of the falls surrounded by mist and spume, the ground vibrating beneath you with the force of the cascade.
Take an optional helicopter ride to really appreciate this amazing natural wonder.
Accommodation: - Das Cataratas.
Sunday 30 October 2016 - Iguazu Falls - Rio de Janeiro
Fly to Rio de Janeiro to join the main conference group.
End of arrangements. Join the main conference group in Rio.
Please note that this itinerary and costs may be subject to change.