Enjoy a tour of the Brazilian side of the Falls. Walk down the Iguassu Canyon trail visiting the Macuco Falls and penetrating the Brazilian jungle on foot for a more intimate contact with nature. Then, we visit the bird park for a close up experience of the exotic wildlife of Brazil.
This morning’s sightseeing tour of South America’s largest metropolis will show us many of the highlights of Buenos Aires. We see Government House, the Casa Rosada, the Cathedral at the site of the first church built in Buenos Aires, Columbus Square, Boca Square, plus many more places of interest in this, the “Paris of the Americas”. Afternoon at leisure. This evening, we enjoy a short stroll to La Ventana Tango House. We will take part in a Tango class before enjoying dinner at the restaurant. After dinner watch the experts in a brilliant Tango performance. The Tango started at the end of the last century from a mixture of various rhythms which were danced in the poorer areas. At the beginning, it was danced by pairs of men to the music of the flute, the violin and the guitar.
The Iguassu River splits into 275 amazing waterfalls, one of the most majestic spectacles in the world. The virgin jungle of the national park surrounds the deep “Garganta del Diablo” (Devils Throat), a confluence of rapids falling straight down. Spray rises over 30 metres from the bottom (hidden by the mist) and countless rainbows are threaded under the sun. Butterflies and tropical birds fly over the falls. The Jesuit ruins at San Ignacio, Loreto, Santa Anna and Encarnacion account for the historical phenomenon of the ruins which have been called the “Jesuit Empire”.
BUENOS AIRES TO SANTIAGO on Holland American Zaandam. Departing from Buenos Aires we travel through the northern neighborhoods: Olivos, Martinez, La Lucila, Acassusso and San Isidro. After arrival in Tigre town we take a catamaran to navigate through different rivers and streams of Paraná River delta. There are many and restaurants along the river at which to enjoy lunch (at own expense.)
In Tigre we find numerous channels, weekend houses, and clubs, some with beautiful buildings like the Venetian style Italian club. After catamaran navigation, we return by bus to the cruise terminal at Buenos Aires.
enjoy an all day tour including Valparaiso and Santiago before being transferred to the airport in time for our flight to New Zealand.
Our guide will meet you at the port of picturesque Valparaiso at 10 AM for an exploration of Chile's central coast. Valparaiso is a historic port and university town, famous for its labyrinth hills, which are covered of colorful old houses and accessible only by a steep climb or by the city's unique system of funicular railways.