DUNCAN GRIFFINDUNCAN GRIFFINSALLY DODGECall 020 8747 8315 to speak to one of our expert consultants for advice, additional information or to book your holiday 35 Escorted Small Group Holidays 2012I booked this trip to walk at El Chaltén for first time and re-visit Torres del Paine and I was not disappointed! To see El Chaltén on a clear day was truly 'awesome'. Excellent (again!).NB, WimbledonAbove: Guanacos, South American camelids, roam Torres del Paine National Park, where we spend 3-nights exploring the glaciers, wildlife and breathtaking mountain scenery.Right: From El Chaltén we walk towards the impressive peaks of Cerro Torre and Mount Fitz Roy.
Code Starts (UK) Ends (UK) PriceTR 201? 03 Feb 12 17 Feb 12 £3,598TR 202 30 Mar 12 13 Apr 12 £3,858TR 203 03 Aug 12 17 Aug 12 £3,858TR 204 28 Sep 12 12 Oct 12 £3,798TR 205 30 Nov 12 14 Dec 12 £3,648?Extend your stay to experience carnival in Rio (17-21 Feb). Please enquire for more details.Single supplement £650Business class supplement from £1,3072013 departures 01 Mar, 09 Aug, 27 Sep, 22 Nov.ATLANTICOCEANBRAZILPANTANALRio ....IguaçuBonito.Paratí.São Paulo JOURNEY ROUTE Natural BrazilShort TROGON DISCOVERY JOURNEY 15 days, 13 nights Experience sensual Brazil's enticing, mind-blowing top sights. Enjoy the panoramic views of fabulous Rio. Colonial charms of artist and literary haven, Paratí. Quality wildlife viewing in the Pantanal wetlands. Iguaçu, the world's most impressive waterfalls in bird-filled tropical forest.Day 1 Fri, UK clients depart, arriving Rio the same evening.Days 2,3 Explore this vibrant city of music, football and beach-life; excursion by cable-car to the Sugar Loaf Mountain overlooking Copacabana beach. Optional train-ride up tropical forest-clad Corcovado Mountain to the Christ statue with fabulous views.Day 4 Drive down the 'green coast' to colonial Paratí, a graceful town steeped in historic atmosphere with a backdrop of rainforest-covered hills.Day 5 Boat trip to explore the many nearby hidden bays, leafy islets and beaches of golden sand.Day 6 By road and air to Bonito, a small town in Brazil's heartland set in cool forests dissected by crystal clear streams and waterfalls.Day 7 Guided tour of the region; opportunity to snorkel in the lagoons.Days 8-10 Drive on into the Pantanal, Brazil's celebrated wetlands. The open grasslands make the prolific wildlife easier to spot. There are excursions on foot, horseback, by truck or canoe, to observe the birdlife (rosy spoonbill, giant storks, toucans, parakeets and macaws), capybara (giant guinea Transport 3 flights (longest 4hrs); 4 road journeys (longest 5-6hrs).Accommodation Good quality medium class hotels (with private bathroom). Traditional pousada (lodge) in the Pantanal with private shower, and air conditioning or ceiling ventilator.Meals Breakfast daily; lunch day 7; full board at the Pantanal lodge.Included excursions Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio; boat trip, Paratí; outdoor activities, Bonito; full programme of excursions in the Pantanal; Iguaçu Falls.Summary of nights Rio 3; Paratí 2; Bonito 2; Pantanal 3; Iguaçu 2; Rio 1.Group size Min 4, max 16. Led by Journey Latin America tour leader. JOURNEY PROFILEDeparture dates and prices 36 Escorted Small Group Holidays 2012 » BRAZILISTOCKPHOTO.COMSENDEROSMain image: The Iguazú Falls spread across the Brazilian-Argentinean border and we visit both sides to fully appreciate their scale.Above: Amongst many other species, red necked storks known locally as Tuiuiús, are a common sighting in the Pantanal.ExtensionA FEW DAYS TO SPARE?Extend your trip with a few days in the North East of Brazil. Bahia is the African heart of the country. The rich culture combined with the colonial centre of Salvador and the nearby sandy-white beaches lends itself to the perfect end to your holiday. For full details see extensions p77.pigs), caimans, and maybe the odd anteater, armadillo or howler monkey.Days 11-12 Fly south to the waterfalls at Iguaçu, one of the world's greatest spectacles. Some 275 cataracts thunder over a wide precipice on the border with Argentina. Excursion to the Brazilian side of the river to get a view of the falls in their tumultuous entirety, and to the Argentinean side, where you can wander the walkways above, below, and even behind the separate falls.Day 13 Fly to Rio.Day 14 UK clients depart, arrivingday 15, Fri.For more information, client reviews, trip dossiers, detailed extensions ?and to book online visit journeylatinamerica.co.ukBelow: The colonial seaport of Paratí on the verdant 'green coast'.