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Pre-Cruise Land Tours



PRE - IGUAZU FALLS EXPERIENCE

PRE - IGUAZU FALLS EXPERIENCE

NOTE: American, Australian and Canadian Citizens must pay a tax to cross the Argentinean border. It has to be paid ahead of time and can only be done via the internet. Details are further below.

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 to Rio De Janeiro's International Airport.

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 Windsor Atlantica Hotel or similar hotel

Day 2

Following breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the Rio De Janeiro Airport for your 2 hour flight to Iguazú. Snacks and refreshments will be served en route.

*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 Rio de Janeiro where you will receive it upon your return.

Upon arrival, you will be met by your local guide and then transferred to Brazil's Falls National Park where lunch will be served at Porto Canoas Restaurant.

Following lunch you will check in at the Das Cataratas Hotel located next to the Falls.

In the afternoon you will meet your guide in the lobby and you will head out on a one and a half hour introductory walking tour through the enchanted park at Iguazú Falls. Along the way, your guide will explain all about the trees, birds, the falls and more. Next, embark on a motorized jungle riverboat (zodiacs) for a ride which combined with a jeep tour through the National Park, 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. Note: There are approximately 8 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 boat tour, head back to your hotel and enjoy some free time to relax before dinner.

Overnight at Das Cataratas or similar hotel.

DAY 3

After breakfast at the hotel, check out & transfer by bus to the Argentine side of Iguazú Falls. Along the way a stop will be made to clear customs. Upon arrival you will start a three and a half hour moderate walking tour along catwalks that penetrate deeper inside the Falls than on the Brazilian side. You will definitely hear the thunder of the rushing water and feel the spray of the Falls. On your return to the Brazilian side, a stop will be made for lunch at the El Fortin Restaurant.

After lunch you will be transferred to the airport for the return flight to Rio de Janeiro. Snacks and refreshments will be served on the plane. Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro, you will be met and transferred back to the Windsor Atlantica Hotel for your overnight stay.

Dinner and the remainder of the evening are at your leisure.

DAY 4

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Check out is at 12:00nn and then 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 timings indicated are only approximate, and 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 the Windsor Atlantica Hotel. 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 Windsor Atlantica Hotel or similar hotel

DAY 2

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

8:30am Transfer to the airport

9:00am Check-in for your flight

10:04am Fly (JJ3188 subject to change) to Iguazú

12:22pm Arrival in Iguazú and transfer to Iguazú Falls National Park

1:30pm Enjoy lunch at Porto Canoas Restaurant

2:30pm Introductory walking tour at Iguazú Falls

3:40pm Jeep and Zodiac Adventure tour at Macuco Falls - you will get wet!

4:40pm Transfer to your hotel

7:30pm Buffet dinner at your hotel

Overnight at Das Cataratas Hotel or similar hotel

DAY 3

6:30am Brazilian breakfast at your hotel and check-out

7:00am Transfer to the Argentine side of Iguazú Falls

Clear customs **See special note below about taxes to be paid ahead of time

9:30am Walking tour along the catwalks - you will get wet!

11:30am Lunch at El Fortin Restaurant

12:30pm Transfer to the airport

2:00pm Arrive at the airport and check-in

3:15pm Fly (JJ3189 subject to change) to Rio de Janeiro

5:13pm Arrival in Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your hotel

6:30pm Approximate arrival to the hotel - remainder of evening is at leisure and dinner on own

Overnight at the Windsor Atlantica Hotel or similar hotel

SPECIAL NOTE: American, Australian and Canadian Citizens must pay a tax to cross the Argentinean border. It has to be paid ahead of time and can only be done via the website at http://www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesible/?mostrar_novedad=1632 Click the American flag for the website to be in English. On the left column click "Pay your reciprocity rate" and then follow the instructions. If the fee is not paid ahead of time, entry to the Argentinian side will be denied.

Per the website, the current rates are:

o Australia USD $100. - Validity 1 year

o Canada USD $75. - Validity 3 months

o U.S. USD $150. - Validity 5 years

o U.S. USD $160. - Validity 10 years

DAY 4

7:30am Buffet breakfast at hotel

12:00pm Check-out

12:30pm 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 insect 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 8 steps up / down to access the zodiac boat. You are very likely to get wet from the spray of the falls.

Currency:

The official currency of Brazil is the Real (BRL).

USD $1.00 = approx. 1.95 BRL

The official currency of Argentina is the Argentine Peso (ARS).

USD $1.00 = approx. 3.81 ARS

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

20kg /44lbs of checked-in luggage

Documents and Visa Requirements: Passport is required

Accommodations: We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards.

Windsor Atlantica Hotel Rio de Janeiro

Av. Atlântica, 1020 - Leme Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22010-000, Brazil

Phone: 55 21 2195-7800

Cataratas Hotel Iguazú Falls

Iguazu National Park, Parana, Brazil

Phone: 55 45 2102-7000

Program includes:

" All transfers

" English speaking guide

" 1 night at Cataratas Hotel Iguazú Falls (Deluxe Category) or similar - breakfast and taxes included

" 2 nights at the Windsor Atlantica Hotel Rio de Janeiro (Superior Executive Room) or similar - breakfast and taxes included

" Buffet dinner at Cataratas Hotel (drinks not included)

" Walking tour on the Brazilian side of the Falls

" Macuco Safari Tour

" Buffet lunch at Porto Canoas Restaurant (drinks not included)

" Tour to the Argentine side of the Falls

" Buffet lunch at El Fortin Restaurant (drinks not included)

" Economy class flight tickets from Rio de Janeiro to Iguazú and back to Rio de Janeiro

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:

o Any meals not specified above

o Any beverages

o Gratuities to guides and drivers

o Personal expenses and hotel incidentals

o Tax to cross the Argentine border for American, Australian and Canadian citizens

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.

$2,599 Per Guest



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