Code Starts (UK) Ends (UK) PriceAB 201 06 Apr 12 18 Apr 12 £4,098AB 202 27 Jul 12 08 Aug 12 £4,258AB 203 14 Sep 12 26 Sep 12 £4,058AB 204? 29 Dec 12 10 Jan 13 £4,298?AB 204 departs on a SaturdaySingle supplement £798Business class supplement from £1,2882013 departures 05 Apr, 26 Jul, 20 Sep, 08 Nov.PARAGUAYIguazú FallsBuenos Aires.ATLANTIC OCEANURUGUAY.BRAZIL.Cuiabá.Rio de JaneiroCASAS BRANCASSHUTTERSTOCK.COMRIO MUTUMISTOCKPHOTO.COM JOURNEY ROUTE Waterfalls and wildlifeExotic ARAçARI CLASSIC JOURNEY 13 days, 10 nights Sophistication, history, grace and vitality-Buenos Aires has it all. Iguazú Falls, the continent's most powerful natural phenomenon. The glorious wildlife wetlands of the Brazilian Pantanal. Rio de Janeiro, city of music, dance, football, beaches and uplifting views.Day 1 Fri, overnight flight from the UK to Buenos Aires.Day 2 Guided tour of the city's highlights including the colonial centre; time to explore on your own. Optional night out at a tango show-an exotic treat!Days 3,4 Your chance to see more of the city-its museums, parks, pavement cafés, the classy redevelopment of the old port where you can enjoy a mouth-watering steak and good bottle of wine for a fraction of the UK cost. Italian-influenced La Boca, Bohemian San Telmo and the waterways of the delta at Tigre are also attractive draws. A bit further afield, you might opt to take the fast ferry across the River Plate to peaceful little Colonia in Uruguay. Day 5 Fly (2hrs) to Puerto Iguazú in the subtropical northwest. Excursion to the Brazilian sideof the falls for panoramic views, an optional helicopter ride or visit to see exotic birds up close at the British-managed bird park. Your hill-top hotel has views over the rainforest and the river. Transport 3 flights (longest 6hrs, including connection); 2 road journeys (longest 4hrs)Accommodation Tourist class superior hotels and lodges with excellent facilities.Meals Breakfast daily; full board on Pantanal days 8, 9.Included excursions Guided city tour of Buenos Aires; Brazilian and Argentinean sides of Iguazú Falls; excursions in the Pantanal; Corcovado Mountain; Rio.Summary of nights Buenos Aires 3; Iguazú 2; Pantanal 3; Rio de Janeiro 2.Group size Min 4, max 20. Led by Journey Latin America tour leader. JOURNEY PROFILEDeparture dates and prices 70 Escorted Small Group Holidays 2012 » ARGENTINA » BRAZILSHUTTERSTOCK.COMDay 6 Excursion to the Argentinean side of the Iguazú Falls where you can follow walkways above, alongside and behind the immense veils of water. You can even take a boat trip to be drenched by the spray: very refreshing!Days 7-9 Fly from Iguaçu in Brazil to Cuiabá in the country's heartland and continue by road into the Pantanal, a vast reserve of wetlands, waterways and livestock ranches. Here, huge numbers of protected exotic birds, mammals and reptiles live harmoniously alongside cattle. The area is sparsely vegetated, so, unlike in jungle regions, you have a good chance of spotting many species: alligators, capybara, anteaters, giant storks, parrots and toucans are just some of the more commonly sighted ones. Stay at a well-appointed lodge and explore on foot, by canoe, open truck and on horseback. Day 10 Fly to Rio de Janeiro, a contrast to Buenos Aires but equally cosmopolitan. The beach-side parts of the city you'll see reveal Rio's emphasis on fun, entertainment and relaxation; the views from on high show a huge, complex metropolis. Day 11 Your tour leader will accompany you up the Corcovado Mountain by train to enjoy the panoramic views from the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. If you can't get enough of the views, take an optional trip up the Sugar Loaf by cable car too.Day 12 UK clients depart, arriving day 13, Weds.Above: The Iguazú Falls must be visited from both the Argentinean and Brazilian sides to fully appreciate the scale and volume of this incredible site.Below: European settlers arrived in the district of La Boca, Buenos Aires and livened up their homes made from corrugated metal by painting them in bright colours. Bottom: Red, yellow and hyacinth macaws-the world's largest parrot-can be spotted in the Pantanal.For more information, client reviews, trip dossiers, detailed extensions ?and to book online visit journeylatinamerica.co.ukExtensionA FEW DAYS TO SPARE?For a taste of beach-chic, wind down at a pousada on the Búzios Peninsula east of Rio with sandy coves and rocky cliffs to explore the upmarket town bursting with boutiques and snazzy restaurants. For full details see extensions p73.Below: Our lodge in the Pantanal, an excellent base for exploring the region.
Code Starts (UK) Ends (UK) PriceBR 201 29 Jan 12 11 Feb 12 £3,328BR 202 01 Apr 12 14 Apr 12 £3,328BR 203 29 Jul 12 11 Aug 12 £3,478BR 204 18 Nov 12 01 Dec 12 £3,198Single supplement £796 Business class supplement from £1,8262013 departures 10 Feb, 24 Mar, 18 Aug, 24 Nov.PARAGUAYIguaçu FallsATLANTIC OCEANBOLIVIA.BRAZIL.Rio de Janeiro.SalvadorManaus.ARGENTINATAMSIN BUTLERSALLY DODGEROUTE JOURNEY ROUTEwildlifeExotic BrazilBEIJAFLOR CLASSIC JOURNEY 14 days, 11 nights Enjoy the views, music and beach-life in exotic Rio de Janeiro. The power and majesty of the Iguaçu Falls in their tropical setting. Amazonas, the most awesome jungle in the world-birds, butterflies and piranha! Vibrant Salvador, Brazil's African heritage in full colour. Day 1 Sun, UK clients depart arriving in Rio the next morning.Days 2,3 Explore the 'marvellous city', strung out between the famous bays and beaches and a jungle-clad mountainous hinterland. Excursion by cable-car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain with panoramic views. Take the scenic cog-railway through groves of tropical fruits to the peak of Corcovado, topped with the iconic statue of Christ. The views from here-710m above sea level-are even more all-encompassing (on a clear day). Optional excursions to the arty colonial district of Santa Teresa or the world-famous Maracanã Stadium.Day 4 Morning flight to Foz do Iguaçu, close to the colossal Iguaçu Falls-a thundering chain of cascades of water which foam over a jungle precipice. Visit the Brazilian side of the Falls.Day 5 Full-day excursion to the riverbank-hugging walkways of the Argentinean side.Day 6 Early morning flight to bustling Manaus, capital of Amazonas.Day 7 Transfer by boat to a small jungle lodge-a mix of comfort and rustic charm with eco-friendly, polished wood thatched cabins set on stilts amongst the creeks and islands of the Rio Negro.Days 8,9 Excursions from the lodge: alligator spotting, visits to local communities, canoe trips and piranha fishing are on offer.Day 10 Afternoon flight to Salvador, Bahia, on the north-east coast; guided tour of the historic centre.Days 11,12 Days at leisure to explore this most evocative of cities: graceful colonial buildings painted in bright sugary shades, cobbled alleys and squares, African-influenced music and religion give the city its unique atmosphere. There is a string of attractive golden beaches with a landscaped promenade nearby.Day 13 UK clients depart from Salvador, arriving day 14, Sat. Transport 3 flights (longest 7hrs, including connection); boat transfers in the Amazon.Accommodation Tourist class superior and tourist class hotels and lodge in the Amazon.Meals Breakfast daily; full board days 7-9.Included excursions Sugar Loaf and Corcovado Mountain, Rio; trips to both sides of the Iguaçu Falls; excursions from jungle lodge; walking tour of old Salvador.Summary of nights Rio de Janeiro 2; Iguaçu 2; Manaus 1; jungle lodge 3; Salvador 3.Group size Min 4, max 20. Led by Journey Latin America tour leader.prices JOURNEY PROFILEDeparture dates and pricesCall 020 8747 8315 to speak to one of our expert consultants for advice, additional information or to book your holiday 71 Escorted Small Group Holidays 2012 » BRAZILAbove: The Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio can be reached by road or by train, for fabulous views of Rio and the surrounding bays.Far left: The curious toucan's giant bill often measures more than half the length of its body.Left: Pelourinho is the colonial/ African heart of Salvador where street parties and carnival culminates.PADDY PLUNKETTCLAIRE MILNEREDWARD PARKERBelow: Our simple, yet comfortable cabins in the Amazon offer an excellent base for exploring the jungle.ExtensionA FEW DAYS TO SPARE?Discover the Pantanal, a wildlife wetlands in the heart of Brazil, where based at an attractive lodge you can explore by boat, on horseback, by truck and on foot. For full details see extensions p72.