October - November 2022 (10 Days / 9 Nights)
Tour starts in Manaus and ends in Buenos Aires
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The Wonders of Brazil and Argentina tour covers the most iconic sights of the Amazon rainforest, Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls and Buenos Aires. The tour combines cinematic landscapes, kaleidoscopic culture, head-spinning biodiversity, and constant expressions of joie de vivre in a carefully designed itinerary. Brazil is synonymous with a passion for life and a diversity of both nature and culture. We’ll traverse the bustling, sensual metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, enjoy a panoramic feast of the breath-taking Iguazu Falls, and journey through the last great wilderness on Earth, the Amazon rainforest, teeming with thousands of species of animals and plants.
From Brazil, we’ll travel to the other side of the falls in Argentina. Here we’ll be immersed in the sophistication and the fiery passion of Buenos Aires, finding Argentina's soul in the glamorous tango, excellent wines, nouvelle cuisine, Pampas horseriding and Gauchos. We'll discover Argentina's colorful neighborhoods of La Boca, San Telmo, Retiro and Recoleta and even venture to the neighboring country of Uruguay by fast boat.
HIGHLIGTS: Night time canoe rides and rainforest walks with naturalist guides ● Spotting caiman, sloths and pink Amazon dolphins ● Swimming in the Amazon and the Rio Negro ● Meeting of the Negro and the Amazon Rivers ● Daily lectures on the Amazon wildlife and native culture ● Exploring Rio de Janeiro landmarks with a private guide ● Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain ● Exotic samba show ● Sunset cruise in Rio's Guanabara Bay ● Staying at a luxurious hotel inside the Iguazu Falls National Park ● Naturalist-led tours of the Iguazu Falls ● Macuco Safari up close to the falls ● South American birds at the Bird Park ● Both Brazilian and Argentine sides of Iguazu Falls ● The glamorous, eclectic and emotionally charged atmosphere of Buenos Aires ● Colorful neighborhoods of Recoleta, Palermo, Retiro, Puerto Madero, La Boca ● Exquisitely staged tango performance ● Gaucho culture in the vast pampas and in traditional estancias ● Learning about the Malbec wines and asado, the Argentine steak barbecue ● The historic and picturesque Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay
Argentina was fantastic - such a vibrant and exciting country! The food, the sights and the people are outstanding. Kerry is a great tour leader as she has a great sense of humour and she is patient, enthusiastic, and concerned about everyone. Thanks for another wonderful travel experience. - Pam from Alberta
The sights were all equally fabulous. What I enjoyed the most were all the other people and how we all hit it off so fast & easily, the dinners and accommodations were fantastic. The trip seemed to be for the correct length of time. I would have liked some more free time for shopping, although I really did like the flexibility shown by Yolanta. - Gayle from Hawaii
Kerry was a fantastic tour leader. She has a great problem solving ability (a record rainfall in Buenos Aires), great sense of humor and a positive attitude. I would love to travel with her again. - Arnetta from Florida
Loved it! It was a trip of a lifetime, and I’m so glad I decided to book with Sights and Soul. The places we visited and the people we met along the way in Argentina couldn’t have been better, and I enjoyed it all. Kerry was ever helpful, and we had plenty of issues (rain and delays), and she handled them all with class and great skill. - Julia from California
This was my first time touring with S + S, and I was very impressed! More than I expected and I really enjoyed the company of the group. - Jane from Florida
I confess, I wasn’t really all that excited about birds, and animals on the Amazon, but this trip was so much fun. It was so much more. I am really glad I took this tour. I love all my trips with Sights and Soul, but Brazil might have moved up to my favorite. – Donna from Texas
The entire Amazon trip exceeded my expectations in every way. The boat, crew, food, accommodations, excursions were all fantastic! The guides made everything interesting, but I loved the night excursions and stories about local legends best of all. It was an amazing trip. - Heather from North Carolina
It was a great trip, absolutely fabulous. Lots of wonderful memories. See you on another continent one day. - Kate from Ontario
It was a wonderful experience. The Rivers, rainforest, cruise, food, excursions were fantastic and I will recommend the trip to my friends. We did have a great group, and I appreciate everyone and admire their passion to travel. - Janice from Hawaii
Thank you for a perfect tour! I wouldn't have changed a thing. Excellent company, crew, guides, food, excursions and sights! - Bonnie from British Columbia
Thanks Yolanta for a wonderful experience. I haven't been able to get much done at work yet as I wax poetic and awestruck each time a co-worker asks me about my trip! - Heather from Ontario
The trip was amazing. Thank you for creating a great trip on a wonderful boat with such nice staff & informative guides. This is definitely a trip to fondly remember... the birds, more birds, even more birds, actually see sloths moving, taxi ride on a motorcycle, rivers of 2 different colors, rubber dripping from a cut in a tree, the town & the village & the kids. Just so many wonderful moments. - Joyce from Massachusetts
I have taken 3 trips with Sights and Soul and each one was unique, great fun and very well organized. I'm very picky and this company exceeds my expectations! I plan to travel on even more tours with Yolanta! - Debra from California
What the Media Says About Us
The Future of Women Travel: More Adventure, Less Shopping
"When I told people I was going to the Amazon, their jaws dropped," says Joswick. "I think this is because we tend to think of it as a dangerous, difficult and uncomfortable place: heat, bugs, snakes, wild animals, piranhas, you name it. "But going the way we did, on a comfortable boat, with excellent guides, I never felt I was in danger. The heat was bearable, and I never even saw a mosquito!" In the past most Sights and Soul tour destinations have been in Europe, with a focus on cultural landmarks. For the Amazon tour, Barnes had to switch gears: "We replaced cathedrals, art, gourmet restaurants and spas with the stillness of the Rio Negro, the floating meadows of the Amazon, the monkeys, cayman and sloths.
A Women's Trip to Argentina: Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls
South America is becoming one of the most popular destinations for travelers who have already been to Europe and other places and are looking for something more exciting, and different. Sights and Soul Travels offers a twist–their Argentina tour is for women only! We spoke to some of the women who have gone on Sights and Soul’s trips to this destination to get their thoughts on the journey. The trip, offered again this year from November 2-8, 2014, begins in Buenos Aires for four nights at a 4-star boutique hotel in the city’s Recoleta neighborhood, in the heart of this thriving metropolis.
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Why travel with other women?
Many women do not have families or compatible friends who wish to travel. When going on a main-stream tour, women often find that most activities are geared towards couples and quite often they feel left out. Singles' tours are not always what women are looking for. If you do not have a traveling companion, there is also the issue of the expensive "single supplement", sometimes as much as 50 or even 100 percent of the tour cost. By going on women-only tours, women can easily avoid paying for the single supplement by sharing a room with another woman traveler. Read More