Arrive Manaus, Brazil
We will meet you at the airport and escort you to your luxurious hotel.
After a panoramic tour of Manaus we board our beautiful yacht for a three-night cruise on the mighty Amazon River. Experience the unique meeting of the waters where the light and dark waters of two rivers run parallel courses without mixing. We’ll visit the Anavilhanas Archipelago, the largest river archipelago in the world, and its igarapés (permanent river channels) where we’ll visit a native house. Canoe excursions, sailing outings, onshore treks, and expert guides show us the unparalleled Amazon.
Our cruise introduces us to some of the world’s most magnificent flowers and foliage, including the giant water lilies of Lake January. We’ll have breakfast with the Ribeirinha people in their village . . . fish for piranha . . . spot nocturnal alligators by flashlight . . . and always dine in luxury aboard our beautiful ship.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
We’ll discover all that makes Rio one of the world’s favorite cities – enchanting urban art, unique architecture, galleries, cafes, and, of course, its vibrant pulse. We will sample the samba and take a look behind the scenes of Rio’s legendary Carnival. Enjoy a sunrise breakfast picnic at the stunning Christ the Redeemer statue and a backstage visit to the Macarana Soccer stadium. The afternoon is yours to explore this vivid city at your leisure.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Here, in the Paris of South America, we enjoy a private wine tasting in our hotel’s exclusive wine cellar. Bring your game for an exciting polo demonstration, complete with the sport’s favorite accoutrements – cocktail reception, photographs with the expert players, and a traditional asado lunch, offering us exquisite tastes of Argentina’s best culinary delights. This afternoon enjoy the villa's other enticing options – the pool, a carriage ride, biking, tennis – it’s all included.
Glacier Cruise, Patagonian Ice Fields
This evening we’ll depart from El Calafate aboard the lovely Crucero Santa Cruz for a stunning two-night cruise among some of the Southern Hemisphere’s majestic glaciers. We’ll enjoy our luxurious yacht and its fine dining as we view some of the world’s most stunning scenery. We’ll navigate Canal Spegazzini and enjoy lunch on board with a stunning view of the Spegazzini Glacier, then view the fantastic icebergs of the Upsala Glacier.
After visiting the impressive Mayo and Black Glaciers and navigating through Canal de los Tempanos to see the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, we return to our private dock and our luxurious hotel. Try the city’s excellent restaurants tonight with Travcoa’s exclusive Dine Around Program.
After a morning visit to the Glaciarium Museum we return to Buenos Aires. In this land of fair winds we will enjoy dinner in a wine lovers’ paradise, Casa Coupage, a beautiful dining venue in a historic home hosted by one of Argentina’s best sommeliers. Delectable food will be paired with the region’s finest wines. On our final morning, we celebrate the tango with a champagne toast – and bid farewell to this most magical of places.
Tropical Manaus Ecoresort, Manaus
Tropical Manaus is a luxurious eco-resort located in Manaus, the gateway to the impressive Amazon rainforest. The hotel offers seven different room sizes to accommodate any size group of travelers and even has a Recreation Team to delight guests with a host of activities. With the incredible rainforest surroundings on the banks of the Rio Negro, chances are that guests will spoil themselves in the majestic environment that the Tropical Manaus Ecoresort calls home.
The M/V Desafio offers the best of both worlds: the convenience and comfort of a pre-arranged group program and the joy of personal discovery. Small enough for everyone to be on a first-name basis; passengers feel at home in the heart of the Amazon. The ship, a fully renovated schooner boat, has been carefully restored and fitted with motors to ensure free and secure movement along the river. The M/V Desafio provides the highest standard service available in exploring the Amazon with privacy & comfort. Our specialized hosts are glad to tell the travelers every single detail of the wild life, the flora, and the seasonal changes of the river throughout the year to make their Amazonian journey unforgettable.
Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
Opened in 1923, this impressive edifice is Rio's most traditional and luxurious hotel. This deluxe hotel, located on some of the most expensive and sought after real estate in Brazil, has two hundred and twenty-five bedrooms and suites. With its opulent lounges, bars and restaurants, the Copacabana Palace is a haven of relaxation and good living. Each of its rooms and suites is unique, featuring fine period furniture and original works of art. Each guestroom is also graced with thoughtful touches such as extra-long pillows and complimentary traditional Brazilian slippers. Every careful detail at the Copacabana Palace conjures up the elegance and sophistication of a past glamorous era. A 2015 Travel+Leisure World's Best Hotel
Estancia Villa Maria, Buenos Aires
Selected as one of the best estates in South America by Travel+Leisure magazine, and one of the best traditional hotels in the world by Forbes Traveler, Estancia Villa María is the most distinguished country hotel in Argentina. The Manor House features eleven elegant suites while an array of galleries and terraces connect the Manor House to seventy-four exceptional hectares of park. The large quantity of trees, the ever changing colors of the 300-plus species that bloom throughout the year, and the footpaths make these gardens an exceptional setting that is accessible to the guests of Villa María. The hotel combines the comfort and high-standard service of a luxury hotel with the warm spontaneity of a traditional argentine estancia.
Crucero Santa Cruz
The Crucero Santa Cruz combines comfort, design, and state-of-the-art technology for passengers to experience the magic of the Patagonian glaciers, one of the most impressive sites in the world. It has twenty-one cabins, with an external view and private bathroom, all distributed in two levels. The ship’s trained crew offers excellent service that meets the needs of all discerning travelers. The Crucero Santa Cruz offers more than a trip; it offers a unique experience in which the passenger will feel a part of nature as never before.
Los Sauces Casas Patagonicas, Santa Cruz
Los Sauces Casa Patagonica opened in September 2007 in El Calafate, gateway to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Los Sauces recreates the hospitable and refined spirit of the Patagonian farms of the beginning of the last century. Its architectural style combines rustic features with European influences in a natural garden of willows and rose hips crossed by the Calafate River, where nature lives and breathes.
Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires
The Alvear Palace Hotel opened in 1932 and since then continues to exude Belle Époque splendor. Located in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, the hotel’s décor is inspired by French royalty, with crystal chandeliers and silk drapes. Guest rooms have butler service, fresh flowers and Hermès bath amenities. Selected by Condé Nast Traveler as a 2015 Gold List Hotel and as one of the World’s Best Hotels of 2015 by Travel+Leisure, the Alvear Palace Hotel offers exceptional accommodations for your stay in “the Paris of the South.” A 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List & Travel+Leisure World's Best Hotel