Option 2

Explore the City of Buenos Aires, Enjoy Vinyard Tour & Tastings at Motevideo & Visit Iguazu Falls (Buenos Aires, Montevideo & Iguazu Falls, Length: 9 Nights)

DAY 1: 01 Sep 2018 (Saturday) - Arrival in Buenos Aires

Arrival Transfer: - On arrival into Buenos Aires you will be met and transferred to your hotel.Transfer Includes an English speaking guide.

Buenos Aires, Argentina’s elegant, historic and cosmopolitan capital, is known as the “Paris of the South” due to its European atmosphere with glamorous avenues lined with fashionable shops and Parisian-style restaurants and cafes. Located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, Buenos Aires has many fascinating neighbourhoods to explore including the colourful and lively La Boca, home to art galleries and tango shows; San Telmo with its restored mansions and antique stores and Recoleta, the city’s most exclusive area. The Faena Hotel, where Rojo Tango is located, is a five star hotel in the upscale Puerto Madero district. Designed by the famous Alan Faena, the brick hotel is a beautiful setting for this dramatic, cabaret style tango show. The Rojo Tango dinner and show promises “love, passion, madness and glamour” expressed through the beauty and history of tango. The venue is all red - the curtains, carpeting and chairs— the show plays to this ambiance of romance and melodrama and is more glam than tradition - but is still good fun and the food is tasty.

Overnight in a Deluxe Room at Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt including breakfast.

DAY 2: 02 Sep 2018 (Sunday) - Chimu Exclusive Dinning Experience - PVT

Enjoy a cooking demonstration in the home of renowned Argentine chef Fernando Mayoral. A charming host and excellent chef, Fernando is best known for his Modern Argentine cooking. This unique dining experience will tantalise your senses. From mouth-watering Beef empanadas, Grilled beef, to the classic chimichurri. This is every food lover’s dream! For those with a sweet tooth, you will love the unique Argentine sweets on offer, as well as a 4 cheese tasting platter. This flavoursome experience will undoubtedly add real value to any visit to Buenos Aires. This morning (or afternoon if you prefer) you will be collected by a local guide and a driver for a tour of Buenos Aires. The guide will take you on and off the beaten track in this lively and beautiful city. You will have a car at your disposal, but we recommend getting out and walking for some of the tour. Obviously the tour will take in the main highlights, but we would prefer to tailor the trip to your liking. It could be that you want to see more of the main sites, or it could be that you wish to stroll amongst the small local boutiques of Palermo or the Parisienne buildings of Recoleta.Duration: 5 hrs.

Overnight in a Deluxe Room at Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt including breakfast.

DAY 3: 03 Sep 2018 (Monday) - Free Time

Overnight in a Deluxe Room at Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt including breakfast

DAY 4: 04 Sep 2018 (Tuesday) - Estancia day at la Bamba - PVT

Few are the places that are so close to the City yet so secluded and tranquil. At only 123 kilometers from Buenos Aires, La Bamba de Areco, offers precisely what the Celtic origin of its name translates to; a place to rest. La Bamba de Areco’s staff is proud to present the heritage of its region through a number of equine and folkloric demonstrations. As one of the first estancias to open to the public and one of Argentina’s oldest properties, La Bamba de Areco is heavily anchored in its local surroundings. As such, it would be unimaginable to suggest an excursion to our Estancia without taking the time to discover the town San Antonio de Areco, birthplace of the gaucho tradition and home to some of the country’s most skilled leather and silver craftsmen.

*Includes guide and transfers

Overnight in a Deluxe Room at Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt including breakfast.

DAY 5: 05 Sep 2018 (Wednesday) - Buenos Aires to Montevideo - Ferry

Transfer: - Today you will be collected at your hotel in Buenos Aires and transferred to the port for your ferry to Uruguay.

Fast Ferry Buenos Aires to Montevideo in the morning 2 1/2 hrs. Arrival and reception.

Montevideo is the historic yet cosmopolitan capital of Uruguay. Situated on the east bank of the Rio de la Plata it is home to half of Uruguay’s population. The city has much to offer including the historic Old City with the Plaza Independencia at its heart and its Citadel Gate used up until 1829 to protect the city from invasion. The plaza separates the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town) with its art deco buildings, colonial homes and landmarks such as the towering Palacio Salvo, from the city's downtown. Exploring the covered market of Mercado del Puerto and the Centenario Football Stadium where the first World Cup was played in 1930 are both worthwhile, as is a stroll along La Rambla that hugs Montevideo’s scenic waterfront.

Montevideo Transfer Port - Hotel

You will visit Montevideo's most important attractions: the historic centre with its pedestrian streets, the town hall building and the cathedral, the Independence Square, the Legislative Palace, the traditional Prado neighborhood, the riverside drive 'Rambla,' different residential areas and the famous port market 'Mercado del Puerto.' Lunch can be enjoyed here if desired. (Lunch not included).

Overnight in a Standard Room at My Suites Boutique Hotel including breakfast (Standard Category Accommodation).

DAY 6: 06 Sep 2018 (Thursday) - HD Montevideo Vineyard Tour (2 Vineyards tasting)

Today you will be collected to do a half day vineyard tour. The country´s wine heritage goes back to the first Spanish and Italian immigrants who brought the grapevine some 250 years ago and today, wine is part of the Uruguayan culture. This tour will give you further insight into the development of winery in Uruguay while visiting two bodegas (Bouza and Juanico) in the surroundings of Montevideo. (Wine tasting included). Estimated duration: 3-4 hrs.

Overnight in a Standard Room at My Suites Boutique Hotel including breakfast (Standard Category Accommodation).

DAY 7: 07 Sep 2018 (Friday) - Arrival Transfer in Iguazu

Departure Transfer: - You will be collected from your hotel at the appropriate time and transferred to the airport for your onward journey from Montevideo.

On arrival into Iguazu you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

*Please note the Iguazu Tourist Tax will now be charged on check out at all Iguazu hotels. The amount is currently ARS50 (USD3.40) per person per stay. Please note this tax is subject to change without prior notice.

The spectacular Iguazu Falls that straddle the Argentine-Brazil border, are made up of 275 individual waterfalls lining a 2.7km wide horseshoe-shaped gorge. The Falls are located where the Iguazu River cascades over the edge of the Paraná Plateau. The Falls can be viewed from both the Argentinian and the Brazilian sides, the Brazilian side offering a broader, panoramic view, with the Argentinian side offering a series of catwalks that allow you to experience the Falls from close range.

Overnight in a Classic Falls View Room at Sheraton Iguazu including breakfast (Deluxe Category Accommodation).

DAY 8: 08 Sep 2018 (Saturday) - Iguazu FD PVT Arg Falls (from Das Cataratas)

This morning we head to the Argentinean side of the Iguazu Falls. Beginning at the visitor’s centre, we take a ride on the Rainforest Ecological train before exploring the upper and lower circuit footbridges. The footbridges, which are raised off the jungle floor, provide panoramic views from above and below the falls. A visit to Devil’s Gorge arguably the most spectacular falls, is one of the day’s many highlights. National Park entry fees included. After an exciting truck ride along 8 km through the jungle following the Yacaratiá trail until Port Macuco, you board the motor boats which take you up the Lower Iguazú rapids to the heart of the falls. Prepare to get wet!

Overnight in a Superior Room Room at Das Cataratas including breakfast.

DAY 9: 09 Sep 2018 (Sunday) - Iguazu HD PVT Brazilian Falls from Das Cataratas

Today we see the falls from the Brazilian side of the border. After arriving at the visitor centre, we board buses for a tour of the park. Equipped with panoramic windows, the buses are designed to maximize your views of the falls, while the walkways and steps allow you to get up close to the spray. Views of the Floriana Falls, the Devil’s Gorge Canyon and the Iguazu River are spectacular and are guaranteed to impress. National park fee included.

Today its time to strap yourself in for a flight of a lifetime as you take a helicopter flight over the falls.

The flight which last for ten minutes is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Entrance Fee - Iguazu Brazilian National Park This is an excellent boat trip from the Brazilian side of the falls. The tour starts with electric vehicles (environmentally friendly) which will take you through the exuberant forest of Iguaçu National Park, accompanied by bilingual guides who will be able to tell you about the fauna and flora, in addition to other interesting facts about the National Park. At the jetty everybody will put on life jackets and climb on the twin-engined boats, piloted by experienced professionals. You head up the Iguassu River until you reach the Falls. When you get there, see the beautiful landscape, feel the power of the falls and the spray – a fine mist that forms the most beautiful rainbows.

Overnight in a Superior Room Room at Das Cataratas including breakfast.

DAY 10: 10 Sep 2018 (Monday) - Travel Day

Transfer: - Private transfer to the airport for your outward flight from Iguasu.

Hotel Information:

Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt

As one of the most luxurious hotels in Buenos Aires, Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt features services and amenities for business and leisure travelers. Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, enjoy the variety of on-site activities, and experience local flavours and cuisine at the restaurants. The hotel rooms include pampering amenities such as butler service, plush beds, work desks, and majestic baths. Make the most of your stay at our gorgeous hotel in Buenos Aires.

My Suites Boutique Hotel  (Standard Category Accommodation)

My Suites Boutique Hotel & Wine Bar is a wine themed hotel located only 200 metres from Pocitos Beach. It features a garden with a heated swimming pool, a fitness centre and a restaurant. Free Wi-Fi is provided. The spacious rooms have stylish designer décor and all are equipped with a microwave, minibar and cable plasma TV. Each floor is named after a local winery. A buffet breakfast including pastries, yogurt, bread, cakes, fruits, eggs and jam is served daily. The Wine Bar, the first one in Uruguay, offers a wide variety of dishes to be enjoyed together with wines from the bar. Free wine testing of the Uruguayan wines represented by the property is offered every evening from Tuesday through to Saturday. Guests can make use of the sauna, pool and fitness centre or simply unwind in the inner garden. Wine tasting activities and visits to the wineries are available, and there is also a wine boutique. The hotel is 3 km from the city centre and 10 km from Carrasco International Airport. Private parking is available at a fee subject to availability.

Sheraton Iguazu (Deluxe Category Accommodation)

Ideally situated in the heart of Iguazú National Park, Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa combines a beautiful landscape with friendly service, comfortable style, and great quality. Enjoy a private balcony and the exclusive Sheraton Sweet Sleeper (SM) Bed in their 176 guest rooms and four suites. Meeting and convention facilities are ready to welcome up to 800 people, with 850 square meters of space available including a ballroom and separate foyer area for receptions.

Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas

The only hotel located within the Iguassu National Park, Hotel das Cataratas enjoys an unrivalled location just a short stroll from the sensational waterfalls. Guests enjoy exclusive access to this magnificent sight in the evening and at dawn, when the park is closed to other visitors. A Portuguese-colonial residence, this classic Orient-Express hotel is redolent with the atmosphere of lazy days lounging on a veranda or beneath subtropical palms. The hotel has 193 room including 15 suites, all decorated in a Portuguese style insuring that its guests live in a luxurious atmosphere.

Important Information:

Included: Accommodation, daily breakfast, other meals where stated, tours with professional English speaking guide, airport transfers where stated, most entrance fees and local taxes (some exclusions apply).

Excluded: Any meals not mentioned in the above itinerary. Travel Insurance and tips. Any flights or services not mentioned in this itinerary.

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