Buenos Aires for romance

Buenos Aires Tips!Porteño

Buenos Aires has always been famous for its incredible cultural offer.
Cinemas, theatres and shows provide an unlimited variety of options for entertainment. Like every big city, Buenos Aires has a thriving theater scene. The ‘Broadway’ of Buenos Aires is the section of Avenida Corrientes that’s between Avenida 9 de Julio and Callao. Most of the city’s 40-odd theaters are located here. Dramas, musical comedies, “teatro de revistas” (a sort of revue), and tango shows, are some of the proposals for all ages, all year round.
Both cinema and theatre represent two very important activities for the porteños. Currently, there are about 175 theatres, 200 cinemas and many Tango Shows.
Tango has been exported to the world, but many enthusiasts in other countries move mountains to come here, to the acknowledged beating heart of tango, to learn from the masters!

 The city of Buenos Aires holds more than 3,500 restaurants, ranging from the most sophisticated traditional and ethnic restaurants to bars, pubs and international chains of fast food restaurants.

The classical parrillas offering Argentine roasted meat abound, even in the sidewalks. Buenos Aires is just the place to taste all kinds of meals from different countries of the world. Corrientes avenue is the ideal place to taste an excellent pizza. Dining in Buenos Aires is an art, a passion, and a pastime. Sobremesa (chatting over wine or coffee long after the table has been cleared) is as much of an event as the meal itself.

Estancias, or ranches, play a huge part in Argentina’s culture and economy. In the early days these establishments were responsible for making Argentina one of the biggest meat and grain producers in world. Dotted around the vast, flat pampa we find delightful old estancias, which continue to retain their colonial elegance and charm. Perfectly juxtaposed with the cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, the estancias offer a chance to step back in time and imagine life as it was generations ago. Here one can relax, ride, watch the gauchos at work and enjoy an authentic – unbeatable Argentinian barbecue.
Estancias also give tourists the rare opportunity to stay as a guest at a working estancia in order to experience the unique gaucho ranch culture in a tranquil and beautiful setting of untamed countryside. Most estancias are over two hundred years old and still maintain traditional practices and values.

Buenos Aires is a city characterized by the multiplicity of its artistic expressions, ranging from the great assortment of sculptures and monuments to streets and corners that surprise the visitor with their allegorical reliefs and murals.

The classical buildings in Buenos Aires are a mix of architectural styles (particularly French and Italian), as you would expect in a city of immigrants. Many of them were built during the boom years of 1880 to 1920, which means that many of them are built in the neoclassical style that was popular around the world at that time..

Of course the architecture in Buenos Aires isn’t all classical. There are art nouveau and art deco buildings too, dilapidated colonial houses in San Telmo, colorful shacks around La Boca’s Caminito and gleaming towers in Puerto Madero. They’re all part of the mix.

Buenos Aires has a flourishing book industry, one of the most competitive in Latin America, owing to the amount of books published every year as well as to the quality of the publicationsThat is why Buenos Aires is one of the cities concentrating more bookstores. Often referred to as ciudad de libros (city of books), Buenos Aires has a rich literary history and culture that inspires residents and visitors alike to explore the shelves of its charming bookstores.

For those who admire or collect pieces of art there are wonderful galleries and art museums where works by Argentine and foreign artists may be admired. There is a great variety of museums. At present, there are more than 100 museums, both public and private.

 

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Romantic Mendoza Argentina


DAY 01: Arrival Day & City TourDSC04705
Your host will meet you at Mendoza Airport and will transfer you to your hotel to check in. After that your host picks you up from your hotel and we will visit the main plazas; Independencia, Plaza España and Plaza San Martín. Next we visit the San Martin Park and its lake. At the top end of the park we ascend Cerro de la Gloria (Glory Hill) crowned by a magnificent statue of San Martin and his Liberation Army, erected on top of and around the sides of a natural rock plinth it really is one of the worlds most powerful and complex bronze sculptures, executed by the well known Uruguayan sculptor Ferrari, with help from four Italian sculptors nearly one hundred years ago. On the way up the hill we will see the Greek Theater Frank Romero Day where the harvest festival is celebrated every year. Then we see the Civic Centre, where many of the Provinces government offices are located. After the tour we transfer you to your hotel.

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DAY 02: Full Day Wine Tour Lujan de Cuyo Region (B/L)
We pick you up from your hotel in the morning and head for the vineyards of Luján de Cuyo, in the heart of Mendoza Wine Country. Our English-speaking guide will escort you around three wineries. First we take you to Achaval Ferrer Winery. In 1998 they fulfilled a dream by founding Achaval Ferrer based on two sound principles: the search for the quality in all of their products and respects for the terroir. The Achaval Ferrer team interpreted that Argentina’s quality potential could be pushed to levels in line with the extreme personality of its soils. Next stop is Finca Decero Winery. This new kid on the block makes a refreshing visit and a chance to see a dream become reality. Opened in 2007, it’s a new single vineyard estate winery with a natural style that embraces modern ideas. Friendly and open to visitors, they have a special Barrels Tour that includes tank and barrel tastings. We finish the day at Piattelli Winery. The Piattelli’s were one of the many Italian families that arrived from their country in search of a “land of promise”. The winery is surrounded by the Piattelli Vineyards and it has been constructed in a Tuscan style, in order to honor the origin of their founders. After the tour you will enjoy an incredible gourmet lunch at the Piattelli restaurant. We return to your hotel at approx. 5.00pm

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DAY 03: Full Day Wine Tour Maipú Region (B/L)
Our Guide will pick you up at the morning at your hotel and head for the vineyards of Maipú. Our English-speaking guide will escort you around two wineries. First we take you to Carinae Boutique Winery. This bodega is receiving a lot of buzz. Owned and run by a very friendly and low-key French couple, Brigitte and Philippe Subra, it’s a true boutique bodega. Their latest vintages -mostly Malbec, with smaller quantities of Syrah and cabernet sauvignon- have far exceeded any expectations for what was considered a small, unpretentious family project. Next stop is Tempus Alba Winery. This winery is located in the First Zone Wine of Argentina lying on the Cordon del Plata where the landscape is already a privilege. Winery where technological development innovation and enhance the character and tradition of their vines, inviting enjoy both its products and your style.

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The name reveals the hopes and daily commitment of those who have made it a place to realize dreams. We finish the day at Familia Zuccardi Winery. They are a family company founded in 1963 by Engineer Alberto Zuccardi. In those times, he began planting vines in Maipú, experimenting with an irrigation system of his own creation based on a method used in California. In addition to the winery the visitor can enjoy comfortable spaces and enjoy a fantastic lunch at Zuccardi´s Restaurant called Casa de Visitante. We finish the day at approx. 6.00pm

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DAY 04: High Mountain Tour & Aconcagua Park (B/L)

Your host picks you up at 8.30 am and you will enjoy a scenic drive to the highest mountains in America.

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Leaving the city along the National route 7, our trip begins at Lujan de Cuyo. Soon after, following the route you will leave the countryside behind in order to enter the pre-mountain range area. The first stop will be in Potrerillos, a small mountain town, with weekend residences belonging to the inhabitants of Mendoza. There is also an unbeatable view of the Potrerillos dam which forms a breathtaking artificial lake. The following section of the route leads to Uspallata, framed by mountainous landscapes with changing colours, filled with various geological formations and many tunnels on the road. The trip continues towards several other small mountain towns, Polvaredas, Punta de Vacas, Penitentes, until you reach Puente del Inca, a natural bridge where Las Cuevas river has drilled into the mountains forming this incredible natural attraction. Close to the border, a wonderful viewpoint allows us to see the Aconcagua Mt, which stands at 6,962 meters (22,841 feet) above sea level. On the way back we will stop at Uspallata where you can enjoy a lunch. Return to your hotel at approx 7.00pm.

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DAY 05: Cooking Class at Domaine Bousquet Winery (Uco Valley Region) (B/L)

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UcoValley is one of the most interesting and stunning areas to enjoy a wine tour in Mendoza. Situated in the foothills of the Andes, this new frontier in Argentine winemaking is attracting winemakers from all over the world. We pick you up at from your hotel and we take you to Andeluna Winery, an austere minimalist and tall brick-walled building is the house of Andeluna Cellars.

A wide and comfortable high- roofed reception room with full length windows overlooking the majestic landscape welcomes the visitors and invites them to dive into comfortable armchairs to enjoy the house produce paired with their own wines. Next stop, Domaine Bousquet Winery, here you will participate in an interactive culinary lesson with a nice view of the Andes. We return to your hotel at approx. 6.00pm.

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DAY 06: Departure Day

Our host will meet your at your hotel and will transfer to Mendoza Airport

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Iguazu for Romantic Couples

DAY 01: IGUASSU
Arrival at Iguassu Airport and Private Transfer to Hotel 

Iguassu Falls are located at the border with Brazil and Argentina. The Iguazú Falls are the highlight of the Argentine/Brazilian rainforest. The falls are the widest and most imposing water falls on Earth. Their name in the native tongue, guaraní, means Big Waters and this is, undoubtedly, the perfect name for them.

Excursion to Argentinean Falls
Today you will enjoy a panoramic view of the Falls during a walking tour through the passages that connect the different observation points for a panoramic view of the falls framed by a myriad of rainbows.
You will visit the Garganta del Diablo, meaning the ‘Devil’s Throat’. As a result of the many falls and the inevitable curtain of mist, there are often numerous rainbows. Walk along the Upper and Lower Catwalks that allow a close look at the falls and ride an open train departing from the Visitor Center to make the journey up to ‘Garganta Station’ to watch, after a 1,200 meter walk up to the Devil’s Throat balcony, one of the greatest shows on earth. Return by train to the Visitor Center.

Overnight at Loi Suites Hotel

DAY 02: IGUASSU
Breakfast at Hotel
Free  Morning to Enjoy Spa treatments or a Yoga Sesion at Hotel

Afternoon Excursion to Brazilian  Falls.
In the afternoon tour by bus from the Visitor Centre to the Brazilian Falls. Macuco is the first bus stop: a short trail that runs across the rainforest into a 25 mts waterfall: the Macuco Fall. After Macuco the bus goes 1 km stopping at diverse observation posts that offer sights of the Falls. Iguassu falls are the greatest waterfalls in the world, situated on the borders of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay in South America. The falls consist of 275 cascades spread nearly 2 miles including the famous ‘Devil’s Throat’.
Overnight at Loi Suites Hotel

DAY 03: IGUASSU
Breakfast at Hotel
Enjoy a pool morning today.

This Afternoon Enjoy Iguazú Forest Experience
The excursion to Iguazú Forest is a special program developed for the discovery of ecotourism and adventure tourism, where the activities offer the visitor first hand contact with nature.
The excursion takes 4 hours, includes bilingual in english guide and the activities developed are: light trekking, rappelling and canopying. The vehicles are adjusted to allow a close up look of the jungle.

The Site:
It is situated at 7 km from  Puerto Iguazu City and 15 km from the Iguazu Falls, on the shores of the Parana river, international border between Argentina and Paraguay. 

Activities developed:
Canopying: The platforms are set on the top of the highest trees, and the adventurer slides from one tree to the next hanging with harnesses from a strong steel cable. This is the canopying, a new form of enjoying nature with airborne adrenalin as the main character. 
The platforms heights vary from 15 to 25 meters along 800 meters of thrill.
Hiking the jungle:
Following trails though the jungle, recognizing species of the flora (strangling trees, parasite plants, tilandsias, orchids, palms, etc) and fauna. The circuit is 900 meters long.   
Wet Rappelling: Under close supervision of the instructors, wearing climbing gear, we do the wet rappell down a 14 meters fall or dry rappel down a 20 meters tall cliff.

Overnight at Loi Suites Hotel  

DAY 04: IGUASSU
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport
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Bariloche, Patagonia Argentina

Bariloche
Located in Argentina Patagonia this small city is well known for its architectural beauty – resembles a Swiss village with its wooden facades – and for its privileged location, a region surrounded by landscape of hills, evergreen forests, snowcapped peaks, lakes, glaciers and exuberant flora.
The city extends over several miles on the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. The Bustillo Avenue runs along these miles and reaches the Peninsula, where the imposing Llao Llao Hotel is located, and also Puerto Pañuelos, departing point from excursions to Victoria Island and other charming places of the Nahuel Huapi Lake. 

Crossing of the Lakes or Lake Crossing
This is an excursion not to be missed and the best part is that it is available all year round.
The starting point is Puerto Frías, located at one of the ends of the lake of the same name. All customs proceedings are carried out there in order to cross to the neighboring country. The vegetation becomes lush, typical of the Valdivian rainforest. This environment, very similar to the subtropical sceneries, has a high rainfall regime encouraging the development of great tree groves such as larches, cypress, oaks and cinnamon trees, to name but a few.
After sailing for nearly 4 kilometers, you will reach the border through the Pérez Rosales Pass. The first Chilean district is Peulla, located 28 kilometers from this pass.

The way is impressive by the leafy evergreen vegetation with wild colorful flowers and giant trees sometimes hiding the sky and not allowing sunshine to come through; it is a real forest worth to know it. Peulla is a small settlement with a little more than 800 inhabitants which, as well as a customs post, offers hotels and restaurant services.

Very close to this district lies Peulla Port, where the lake circuit is resumed, and this time towards Lake Todos los Santos or Lake Esmeralda.
Here again you will be surprised by the exuberant vegetation of its coasts and the green emerald color of its waters, the presence of the Puntiagudo Volcano of 2493 ms with their snowcapped peaks, the Mount Techado, the Margarita Island and the snows of the hills surrounding the lake. At the end of the tour, 2,652-meter-high Osorno Vocano may also be made out.
Petrohué is the arrival port of the excursion and the seat for the administrative venue of the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park. From there you will start the Petrohué River falls tour, a great attraction place due to the wonderful seven water falls of the River emptying into the Todos los Santos Lake.
A few kilometers away from the Petrohué falls, stands Ensenada, a small district resting on the slopes of the Osorno Volcano which offers lodges, restaurants and several sport activities. From here you will continue by the asphalted route and with a landscape of great beauty, you will arrive at Lago Llanquihue. At your right, you will enjoy the green fields, typical wood constructions and agricultural-cattle establishments, in these astonished 64 km to the city of Puerto VarasThe beaches surrounded by the vegetation of this area complete the beautiful panoramic sight on the other side of the mountain range.

San Martín de los Andes – Road of the Seven Lakes
This full day excursion leaves Bariloche northwards along National Route 237, for 21 km until you meet secondary route F. This is a winding road, with natural beauty all around. You go past Manzano Port and arrive in Villa La Angostura. Once you left the village behind, you will be on the Seven Lakes Roadthese lakes are: Correntoso, Espejo, Villarino, Falkner, Hermoso, Machónico, and Meliquina. Finally, you arrive in San Martín de los Andes on the shores of Lácar Lake. The return trip to Bariloche can be through Paso Córdoba or along National Route 40 via Junín de los Andes and La  Rinconada.

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Whales & Penguins in Patagonia Argentina

Puerto Madryn is the major tourist resort in the Patagonian coast and it is, as well, the entrance gate to the Valdés Peninsula, where one of the most colossal and worldwide admired show is presented: southern right whale watching. Colonized by Welsh immigrants in 1865, is the gateway to the Valdes Peninsula and Punta Tombo, as well as a popular beach resort.

Excursions from Puerto Madryn:

Full Day Excursion to Peninsula Valdes

Península Valdés in the Argentinean province of Chubut is a 4,000 km2 promontory, protruding 100 km eastwards into the South Atlantic. The 400 km shoreline includes a series of gulfs, rocky cliffs, shallow bays and lagoons with extensive mudflats, sandy and pebble beaches, coastal sand dunes and small islands.

The shores and waters around the Peninsula is a special place for marine mammals. A population of southern right whales uses the protected waters for mating and calving. The southern elephant seal has its most northern colony here. It reaches peak numbers of over 1,000 individuals and is the only colony in the world reported to be on the increase.  The southern sea lion also breeds here in large numbers.

The local population of orcas has used the beaches of Valdés to develop a unique and spectacular approach to hunting. The orcas race into the shallow surf to snatch sea lions or young elephant seals, often throwing themselves onto the beach in the process.

The site has a high diversity of birds. The peninsula’s intertidal mudflats and coastal lagoons are important staging sites for migratory shorebirds The Magellanic penguin is the most numerous with almost 40,000 active nests distributed among five different colonies.

Terrestrial mammals are also abundant. Large herds of guanaco can be seen throughout the peninsula and the mara, an Argentinean endemic, which is endangered in other parts of the country, is found here. The primary attraction here is Peninsula Valdes, one of the most important wildlife reserves inArgentina. It is the breeding ground for sea lions, sea elephants, and Southern Right whales (May – December), as well as a sanctuary for many species of marine birds. You will cover approximately 221 milestouring the peninsula. The excursion includes a visit to Puerto Piramides, a small town surrounded by cliffs resembling pyramids, located on NuevoGulf. Here you will take the whale watching excursion by boat (available from May to December)

Continue to the shores of the San Matías Gulf, inside the Punta Norte area in theValdésPeninsula, the San Lorenzo estancia shelters a reproduction colony of Magellanic penguins. Pride of the San Lorenzo estancia, this is a reproduction colony and shelters an average of approximately 200,000 specimens. As in every season, the penguins start to turn up in August and leave in March. They comply with most of their life cycle in this place. The males form the nest and look for their mating partners. Then, the eggs are laid and, at the moment of our visit, they take turns to sit on them until their offspring are born. Both parents are in charge of feeding the young, which then form nurseries and change their feathers until they are ready to get into the sea.

Delicious grilled lamb will be served for lunch, followed by a visit to Punta Norte Colony. Punta Norte is at the extreme north western tip of Península Valdés it is a magnificent setting of cliffs, a worthy backdrop scenario for the walrus and sea lion colonies on the shore. This Provincial Fauna Reserve was created to protect walruses. Occasionally you can see one of them from the observation deck, or further south, with the aid of binoculars.

Facing the observation deck there is an important mating area for sea lions. This colony, together with those facing the lighthouse and onMedinabay, totals some 3,000 adults and an average of 1,350 pups in the breeding season.

Finally before returning to Puerto Madryn you will see the most unusual sight known as Caleta Valdés, or Valdés Creek. It is a long, thin strip of land—basically an overgrown sandbar—running parallel to the coast. At the far end, about 30km (20 miles) north, this strip of silt is connected to the peninsula. Here, at the southern end, is the only inlet to the so-called creek—a channel about 150m (500 feet) wide. Less than 10 years ago, the channel was 600m (2000 feet) wide. This geological feature, known as a coastal cord, tends to trap a bit of sediment every time the tide goes out. For the past couple of years, observers have predicted that it will close up entirely “any day now.” Unless another outlet forms—which seems unlikely—Caleta Valdés will soon change from a creek to a salt lake. And given the shallowness of that lake and the area’s extremely low humidity, it could dry out completely in several more years.

Caleta Valdés is thus the only spot on the continent where the coastline is growing; everywhere else it’s either being eroded slowly away or receding due to rising ocean levels. It’s almost as though this little strip of land is thumbing its nose at continental drift, growing out toward the east as the whole continent slips slowly westward.

Excursion to Punta Tombo Penguin Colony

You set out early for the penguin colony at the Punta Tombo Provincial reserve. After a two-and-a-half hour journey watching the Patagonian steppe, you will get to this limitless penguin colony:200 hectaresof clay and sand that house thousands of nests where the penguins lay their eggs and raise their chicks.

You will walk around the paths among the penguins for about an hour and a half to watch their behaviour. The reserve has a park keeper and also offers sanitary and cafeteria facilities to the visitor. Later on the tour, you will visit Gaiman, where a group of Welsh people settled down in the past. The tour guide will explain the events that took place during the settlement while historical interest points as well as the building style of the village are observed.

An optional stop at a typical tea-house to enjoy a traditional Welsh tea service is offered.

You continue your way to Trelew with its main attraction: the  Modern Egidio Feruglio Paleontologic Museum.
Return to Puerto Madryn at sunset.

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Honeymoon in Ecuador Galapagos

Lonesome George Galapagos

Day 01: QUITO
Transfer from airport to hotel.
Overnight at Dann Carlton Hotel

DAY 02: QUITO / GALAPAGOS
Breakfast at Hotel
Transfer to Airport for flight to Galapagos

Arrival at BaltraAirport and transfer to the Itabaca Channel to take a ferry across to Santa Cruz Island. A 30-minute bus ride takes us to a restaurant in the Highlands of Santa Cruz Island to enjoy lunch, and then continue to Puerto Ayora.

Charles Darwin Research Station
Afternoon visit the Charles Darwin Research Station and the ‘rearing in captivity’ programme for the giant tortoises. Here, guests witness the efforts and results of all the field work done in the name of science. An impressive giant prickly-pear cactus forest and many land birds can be also seen. Then, a stroll along the main street of Puerto Ayora allows guests to get a feel for local Galapagueño life while browsing the many handicraft and souvenir shops before embarking on Yacht Isabela II. Welcome cocktail, expedition plan for Saturday and dinner.

DAY 03: GALAPAGOS
Baroness Cove & Post Office Bay (Floreana Island)
Wet landing at the Post Office Bay to visit the historic barrel that has been serving as a post office in the archipelago for over two centuries, to learn about the human side of the islands, its early inhabitants and the adventures of pirates and whalers. Panga ride along the maze of channels on the north shore of Floreana, see the Sea Lion colonies, marine turtles in shallow waters, rays and occasionally penguins. Wet Landing at Baroness Cove and a short walk up to the observation tower to enjoy breath taking views of Floreana and its nearby islets. Snorkelling and/or kayaking is possible. Back on board for lunch.
Cormorant Point (Floreana Island)
Disembark at Cormorant Point (wet landing) at an olivine-crystal beach for an easy walk that includes a brackish water lagoon where bird species like greater flamingos, pintail ducks, common stilts, herons, sandpipers, and others may be observed. This outing also includes a white-sand beach where sea turtles come out at night to nest (from December to May). The afternoon visit includes a short navigation to Champion Islet near Floreana. Fantastic snorkelling with the option of the glass bottom boat. Expedition plan for Sunday and dinner.

DAY 04: GALAPAGOS
Punta Suárez (Española (Hood) Island)
Morning outing at Punta  Suárez (dry landing) for an exciting walk on lava/boulder terrain to visit its unique sea bird colonies, including waved albatrosses (April – December), Nazca boobies, blue-footed boobies, swallow-tail gulls, as well as a view of the Galápagos famous “blow-hole”. Among its land birds, the Hood island mockingbird, Galápagos hawks and doves, and three species of Darwin’s finches are common highlights. Also, look for red-green-black marine iguanas. Back on board for lunch.

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Bay (Española Island)
In the afternoon, disembark (wet landing) at a white coral beach for a short walk to observe the sea lions, mockingbirds, finches or enjoy the beach. There is great snorkelling in this area, paddle on kayaks or a ride aboard the glass-bottom boat. Expedition plan for Monday and dinner.

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DAY 05: GALAPAGOS

Punta Pitt (San Cristóbal Island)
Morning disembarkation (wet landing) on the eastern tip of the island.
Punta Pitt is an eroded tuff cone; the trail that ascends from the beach provides spectacular views of the shoreline. This is the only site in the Galápagos where the three species of boobies can be found together, as well as the two frigate species, plus a colony of bachelor sea lions along the beach. After the walk, if conditions are favourable, there is a chance to swim from the beach or, for more advanced snorkelers or kayakers, off the nearby islets. Lunch on board.

Cerro Brujo (San Cristóbal Island)
A dinghy ride along the shores of tuff-stone layers takes guests to Cerro Brujo’s white coralline beach (wet landing). The beach is a large expanse, great for walking, with rewarding bird watching with good views of seabirds like blue-footed boobies, brown pelicans, herons, frigate birds, and more shore birds. Also, look out for Galápagos sea lions. Highlights ashore include the Chatham (San Cristóbal) mockingbird, Chatham lava lizard; both species are endemic to this island and seen nowhere else in the Galápagos. These are the same shores that Charles Darwin walked upon, back in September 1835, as San Cristóbal was the first island where he set foot in the Galápagos. Farewell cocktail, departure briefing and dinner.

DAY 06: GALAPAGOS /QUITO
Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristóbal (Chatham) Island)
After breakfast, departure to the port and airport to take the flight back to the mainland.
Transfer from Aiport to Hotel
Overnight Dann Carlton Hotel Quito

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DAY 07: QUITO

Breakfast at Hotel
Visit Quito City & the Middle of the World and enjoy local lunch – 6 hours
A visit to downtown Quito to relish in this urban jewel and its treasures of art and architecture.  Quito’s colonial quarter, the largest and best preserved of South America,  is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   The stroll starts at the IndependencePlaza, flanked by the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the MunicipalBuilding and the Archbishop’s Palace. Visit the temple of La Compañía de Jesús and its awesome gilded interior.   Continue on to the Monastery of San Francisco, one the of great religious buildings of the New World; its impressive façade and atrium that lead to its Baroque interior influenced by Moorish style, with the winged Virgin of Quito at its main altar. Lunch at one of the excellent restaurants in Quito or the equator area.

Then continue to the Equatorial Monument, 25 Kms. (16 miles) North of Quito, which marks the exact Middle of the World, latitude 0º, where you can stand with a foot on each hemisphere.  Visit the EthnographicMuseum inside the monument, which shows the different Native American groups living in Ecuador.  Beside the monument there is a colonial-style town, complete with main square, church, post office, bullring, cafeterias, restaurants and many gift shops with postcards and souvenirs.  You will get a certificate for having crossed the Equator.

Overnight Dann Carlton Hotel Quito

DAY 08: QUITO /COCA /NAPO AMAZON LODGE
Breakfast at Hotel
Transfer to Airport for flight to Coca
Departing from Quito, 30 minute flight to Coca over the eastern Andes mountain range. After landing, about mid morning, and airport procedures a 5 min transfer in local chiva (hired bus) or local taxi from airport to Port Francisco de Orellana will drive us to embark onto a comfortable covered motor boat. Here we start a canoe ride along the Napo river for about 2 ½ hours approx, lunch box in route. Along the way birds like herons, kingfishers and others can be spotted. After arriving at NWC’s entry dock we disembark for restroom then take a majestic and peaceful 1 ½ hours dugout canoe ride surrounded by trees overhead, paddling along a narrow creek that connects to the lake where the lodge is located. Good possibilities of monkeys sights of various species as well as large birds like toucans, parrots or even macaws. Late afternoon arrival to the NWC lodge by the overwhelming view of the Añangu lake, welcome drink and facilities. After dinner optional cayman (alligator) observation around the lake and natural sounds at night.

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DAY 09: NAPO AMAZON LODGE
Early wake up to reach the best and easy access parrot clay licks in Ecuador, about 1 hour away from the lodge, guests reach there just before parrot activity kicks off at the clay lick between 7:30 to 8:30. A total of 11 species of parrots, parakeets and macaws can be seen. A visit that depends on weather conditions but usually successful. Later, hike along forest trail to visit to the Quichua community of Añangu and sharing time with a family on their activities. Return to the creek and hike through a TerraFirmeForest for about 30 minutes until we arrive to the second parrot clay lick where if the weather conditions help will be able to find different species of parrots, parakeets and even macaws. Box lunch at the parrot clay lick observatory. Late afternoon arrival to the lodge.

DAY 10: NAPO AMAZON LODGE
After early breakfast, depart from the lodge to the finest experience at a canopy tower on the Napo. A 36m high canopy tower opened to guests in November 2004, a great way to experience the life above the forest floor. This is the second tower at the NapoWildlifeCenter (the first is attched to the dining hall and allows great views of the lake). The canopy tower is located about 20 minutes from the lodge deep within the terra firme forest. As you ascend the 12-story tower, you pass through different levels of the forest and emerge on top of a huge Ceiba tree. Here you cross onto a wooden platform that is actually built into the tree and experience the view formerly reserved only for the birds. The metal tower itself was constructed to the highest standards, galvanized, and carefully inspected by engineers. Safety is the priority. The platform at the top of the tree was constructed by tree platform specialists as well. From top to bottom, there is no finer canopy experience in Eastern Ecuador. Flocks of colorful tanagers pass right through the canopy of the tree, Blue-and yellow Macaws fly past, in nearby trees Spider Monkeys search for fruit, two species of large toucans call in the early mornings and afternoons, and the life of the forest canopy opens before you. Birds that are virtually impossible to see from the forest floor far below are suddenly right beside you, oblivious to your presence. The canopy tower opens a whole new world to guests of the NapoWildlifeCenter!! Served lunch at the lodge. Afternoon visit to a terra firme trail, hike along primary forest to discover the forest interior,posibilities of finding lizards, colorful manakins or the unique and endemic Golden mantle tamarin monkeys. After the hike, explore the lake and creeks by dugout canoe with great possibilities of running into a Giant otter family on the way…

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DAY 11: NAPO AMAZON LODGE /QUITO
Early departure and last excursion canoeing back to the Napo river, the creek may reveal new sights of Giant otters, Monk Saki monkeys or many other rare birds. Entry docking area, use of restrooms and embarking on motorized canoe in order to return back to Coca, arrival approximately after 2 hours boat ride up river, in order to check for Coca – Quito flight, schedule to be announced according to departure details and arrangements.
In Quito Airport connect with International flight.
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Honeymoon in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

DAY 01: RIO DE JANEIRO
Arrival at RioAirport. Your local guide will take you to your hotel.Copacabana2

Rio de Janeiro, was the capital of the Portuguese empire and of the country up until 1960. Nicknamed A Cidade Maravilhosa – “The MarvelousCity” is world renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and location, nestled between steep, green mountains and crystal clear seas. Rio is one of the most important cultural and economical cities in Brazil and features some of country’s most famous attractions such as the Pão de Açúcar, the Corcovado, and Copacabana and Ipanema beach. The city is full of energy and Cariocas, the locals of Rio, are known for their care free spirit and charm. Whether you are looking to experience Carnaval, relax in a natural environment, or enjoy all the luxuries of a cosmopolitan city, Rio de Janeiro has it all!

Overnight at Sheraton Rio Hotel

DAY 02: RIO DE JANEIROCopacabana
Today, after breakfast at Hotel, you will head off for a Sugar Loaf Excursion.

This tour begins with a city panoramic view through downtown Rio, passing by the Maracana Stadium, the Sambodrome, the Metropolitan Cathedral, in pyramid form, with internal diameter of 96 meters and height of 80 meters. Get to know the traditional Cinelandia square with the historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. By taking the Aterro do Flamengo, you will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: the Sugar Loaf.Over a million tourists a year visit the world famous Pão de Açúcar or Sugar Loaf Mountain in English, which has become an iconic symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Rising up from small peninsula at the entrance of Guanabara Bay, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined sugar loaf. The tour is done in two steps by glass cable-cars.rio de janeiro22

The first cable-car takes passengers to the top of Urca Hill, which rises 215 meters above sea level and offers spectacular views of the entire bay its islands.

From Urca Hill, passengers continue in a second cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf which rises 395 meters above sea level and offers a 360 degree view of the entire city including Botafogo and CopacabanaBeaches, the Corcovado and downtown Rio.

 After Lunch (included), we will visit Corcovado Mountain and the beaches.

Drive to one of the older parts of Rio called Cosme Velho, from where we take the train to the CorcovadoMountain with the gigantic statue of Christ the Redeemer (2.300ft above sea level). A modern swiss-made cogwheel rail climbs the mountain from its base at 15meters almost to the summit at 710 meters. The trip up takes 17 minutes aprox, at a maximum speed of 15km/h. The trip down takes 22min., at a speed of 12km/h.corcovado christ

Overnight at Sheraton Rio Hotel

DAY 03: RIO DE JANEIRO
Breakfast at Hotel.

Free Day in Rio to Enjoy Beaches.

 Overnight at Sheraton Rio Hotel

DAY 04: RIO DE JANEIRO/NATAL
After breakfast, transfer to Airport to board flight to Natal.
Arrival at Natal and Transfer to Hotel.

Natal, the City of the Sun, capital city of the State of Rio Grande do Norte, is a major tourist destination in Brazil. It has always been an island of tranquility in Brazil; the sunny beaches always attracted tourists from all around the country. It is the nearest Brazilian capital of Europe and paradise islands of Fernando de Noronha, attracting around two million tourists a year who seek various attractions. Natal became the entry gate to the beautiful beaches of the State of Rio Grande do Norte. Many of them are still semi-wild, such as Pipa beach and MaracajaúNatal 1 beach; and others are the liveliest, Genipabu, Pirangi beach and Ponta Negra.

Overnight at Rifoles Praia Hotel.

DAY 05: NATAL
Breakfast at Hotel.
Today Enjoy a City Tour of Natal

Soak up the morning with a visit to the Ponta Negra and Fortaleza dos Reis Magos. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Coastal Highway to the city beaches and visit a famous fortress. Then it’s off to see the largest cashew tree in the world before bathing in the calm waters of PirangiBeach. A great sightseeing tour of Natal and the south coast!

Enjoy a relaxing visit to the Via Costeira beach before making your way to the Reis Magos Fort. Perched on the rocks overlooking the ocean, this fascinating structure is sure to capture your amazement!honeymooners 
Your tour proceeds through the neighborhoods of Santos Reis, Rocas and Ribeira, areas where Natal began its urban growth. Then it’s on to the city center where you’ll visit the cathedral of Natal. Stop at an arts and handicrafts center, where you’ll have the opportunity to appreciate the work and do a little souvenir shopping.

Don’t miss out on the view from the Morro de Careca (the bald hill), where panoramic vistas of the outskirts of Natal and PirangiBeach can be found. From sightseeing and culture to shopping and relaxing, this tour has it all! An easy and fun way to experience Brazil’s south coast!

 Overnight at Rifoles Praia Hotel.

 DAY 06: NATAL
Breakfast at Hotel.

Coastal North in Buggy Cars
Departure from the hotel to the North in buggy. In the tour’s people will know the Buggy Natalbeaches of eccentric Redinha (crossing the river on raft Potengi), Genipabu (the beach is our main postcard, it’s the people make an exciting buggy ride to a beautiful park on the fixed dunes) , Barra do Rio (Rio Ceará Mirim crossing on ferry), Pitangui (with a stop for swimming in lake), Jacumã (with a stop for swimming in Lake and walk in the dunes) and Muriú (a beautiful beach in the form of inlet). Stop for lunch (not included).
Duration of tour: 07 hours

Overnight at Rifoles Praia Hotel.

DAY 07: NATAL / FERNANDO DE NORONHA
Breakfast at Hotel.natal
Transfer to Airport to board flight to Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha is an isolated group of volcanic islands located in the South Equatorial Atlantic at 03° 51′ south and 32° 25′ west, approximately 215 miles from Cape Sao Roque in the state of Rio Grande do Norte and 340 miles from Recife, Pernambuco.

In Fernando de Noronha you have the sensation of been in the best region of Brazil with 17 square kilometers of land at 545 kilometers from the Brazilian coast, with a population of only 2.100 inhabitants and with a tourism developed in a sustainable way creating an opportunity of joining Man and Nature in one of the most important ecological sanctuaries of the world.

The Archipelago Fernando de Noronha hosts ecologic sites ideal for an exuberant marine animal life, due to its geographic location far from the continent and well within the path of the Southern Equatorial Current, as well as the nature of its climate, a fact clearly proven in various experiments. Over the years separate studies have discovered 168 families of mollusks, 72 species of crustaceans, and a large quantity of ornamental fish both native and migratory.

Arrival at Fernando de Noronha and transfer to Hotel.

Overnight at Pousada Beco de Noronha

DAY 08: FERNANDO DE NORONHAFEN Buceo
Breakfast at Hotel.
Day free to explore the island

Overnight at Pousada Beco de Noronha

DAY 09: FERNANDO DE NORONHA
Breakfast at Hotel.
Boat Tour
Excellent way to see the beauty of the archipelago. Every morning boats live from the port located in one extreme of the island passing aside all beaches of “internal sea” as the SanchoBay, Dois Irmão, PorcosBay, until the Ponta da Sapata, returning to the port around 1 pm.

Rest of the day free to explore the island.

Overnight at Pousada Beco de Noronha

DAY 10: FERNANDO DE NORONHA
Breakfast at Hotel.
DivingFEN Delfnes
Noronha is one of the best places in the world for diving. The excellent visibility, warm water, rich marine life and dozens of shipwrecks around the archipelago turn this area a paradise for divers. There are three different scuba dive operators that offer different kinds of dives, to allkinds of divers, from the beginners to the most experienced ones. One of the best places for deep dive is the Corveta Ipiranga, a big ship sunk over 60m deep, where many species of animals live. 
Snorkeling
Even if you are not an experienced diver, it is possible to appreciate the sub-aquatic beauty of Noronha’s sea. Almost every beach in Noronha has good points to observe the colored fishes, turtles, stingrays and other species that inhabit the area. 

 Overnight at Pousada Beco de Noronha

 DAY 11: FERNANDO DE NORONHA
Breakfast at Hotel.
Transfer to airport.
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