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South America Samba

Operated by: CostSaver

0 Days
JAN - NOV 2023
Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Rio de Janeiro

Ginga Tropical Show

Ginga Tropical celebrates the diversity and culture of the Northeast, Amazon, Pampas, Bahia and Rio de Janeiro through music and dance. Bohemian culture, folklore and mystical rituals are represented by the drummers and beautiful dancers dressed in carnival costumes. Total duration is approximately 3 hours. (No Minimum)
Adult Price: $112

Guanabara Bay Cruise

Spend two hours sailing Guanabara Bay on a schooner. Take in the beautiful views of Rio de Janeiro with Sugarloaf Mountain towering in the distance. Pass the bay's islands and forts as you sail by picture postcard settings. Total duration is approximately 3 hours.
Adult Price: $58

Half-Day City Tour including Sugar Loaf

Begin your tour in the heart of Rio, where colonial Rio meets modern skyscrapers. See the Paço Imperial palace, the first residence of the Royal Family, Banco do Brasil Cultural Center and the Candelaria Church. Proceed to Presidente Vargas avenue, built to create access from the suburbs to the commercial center of the Capital in the early nineties, passing through the popular market and Tiradentes Square. See the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, Rio´s aqueduct, Santo Antonio Church, BNDES and Petrobras buildings reaching Lapa, the most popular nightlife point in Rio. You will have panoramic views of the Municipal Theater (Teatro Municipal), the National Library and the City Council building – all of them inspired in the European 18th-century style. Afterward, drive through Flamenco Park, then ascend Sugar Loaf. This famous mountain is reached by cable car 1,200 feet high, an experience you will never forget. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Gratuity Included (Minimum of 15 guests to operate)
Adult Price: $69

Iguassu Falls

Bird Park

This family-owned park is home to more than 900 native birds from 150 species. Enjoy a self-guided walking tour along a well-marked trail through subtropical forests. Enter aviaries to get more of an up-close and personal view of the birds. Total duration is approximately 2.5 hours.
Adult Price: $55

Dinner and Show at Churrascaria Rafain

Journey through South America Culture with a folkloric performance of Samba, Tango and Paraguayan music while enjoying a traditional Brazilian barbecue dinner. Total duration approximately 5 hours. Gratuity Included (No Minimum)
Adult Price: $120

Buenos Aires

Fiesta Gaucha With BBQ Lunch

Enjoy a great day as you head out into the pampas to visit an authentic 3,000-acre working estancia (Argentinean ranch) that dates back to the late 19th century. A BBQ will be served family-style by Gauchos. Enjoy activities throughout the day including a folklore show, carriage rides and horse demonstrations. Total duration is approximately 7 hours. (For Private Transportation, a Minimum of 15 Guests is Required.)
Adult Price: $170

Tigre Delta

Head to the northern outskirts of Buenos Aires to the lush countryside of the Tigre Delta on this outing. This area is a popular weekend getaway for Buenos Aires residents. The delta features pretty scenery, lovely summer residences, relaxing vibe, yachting and a chance to see another way of Argentine life. Your tour includes a cruise on the delta and if you are visiting on Saturdays, you can stroll through the local outdoor market. Total duration is approximately 4 hours.
Adult Price: $74

Independent Reviews
Katherine Pecorelli
Friday, April 12, 2019
Flights well coordinated and appreciated aisle seats. Information received in timely manner. Travel specialist very friendly.
Actually, vacation exceeded expectations. Enjoyed cog railway, Tram lift to oversee the city in Brazil and the Samba and Tango performances in Argentina. The falls were magnificent from both sides along with the"safari" which should most definitely be encouraged. Also enjoyed gaucho performance/experience and of course Christ the Redeemer in Rio!
Bernadotte Loomis Ii
Friday, March 22, 2019
I would have rated it 5 stars except for four things. 1, In all the emails you sent, I did not receive my airport transfer vouchers. I had to ask for them. 2. We stayed in three hotels. The only good one was in Iguazu. The others were kind of lousy. 3. I did not book my flights you. I had enough American miles for one free trip and I purchased the other for my wife on AA. Apparently your policy is to NOT supply airport transfers unless flights are booked though you. So you advised that the transfer in Rio would be $90/person and $78 in Buenos Aires. I objected strongly to this so you supplied the transfers as part of my package. Had you not done this I would never have booked another vacation with you. YOU SHOULD DISCONTINUE THIS POLICY OF NOT PROVIDING TRANSFERS UNLESS THE FLIGHTS ARE BOOKED THROUGH. IMMEDIATELY. I am thankful that you changed this for me. You should change it for everyone. A taxi in Buenos Aires to the airport is about $25. Your excessive charges would have added $336 to the cost of my trip. 4. The information you sent regarding landing in Rio was that upon exiting customs I would see a person holding up a TRAFALGAR sign. There was no such sign. After speaking with a gentleman holding up another company's sign, he called the number you had given me for these transfers and our guy met us about 5 or 10 minutes later. He was there all the time, but he was holding a COSTSAVER sign.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about these shortcomings. We are happy though that it seems that despite these minor issues, you were able to enjoy the trip. We will be sure to share your feedback with the CostSaver team and ask they review all areas for possible improvement. Thank you
Friday, March 22, 2019
Please see my previous comments.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
on the whole it was a good tour
Response from Grand European Travel:
So glad to hear you enjoyed your South America Samba tour. Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We appreciate your feedback. All the best!
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
good serviceand very nice company
Sanjivani Diwan
Friday, September 28, 2018
We were not picked up by the representative at Rio airport because our names were not on her list
Outstandimg service by Tess
Tena Lovell
Friday, June 22, 2018
Staff members were helpful land very informative. They were helpful and attentive to any situation that my family had.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for sharing your travel experience with us. We're happy to know we could be there for you to help make your trip through South America as excellent as possible. Happy travels!
Friday, June 22, 2018
We felt that staff tried to assist my family with emergencies such husband needed medication left at home.
Trusted Customer
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Confusion in Rio airport, couple people who were looking for Cost Saver sign got lost (Fernando had only Trafalgar sign). About 11 people waited an hour in the airport! Rodrigo (Tour Director) was nice and friendly but needs to improve his organizational skill. (Noosha) Tour guid in Iguassu Falls was excellent. She with her energy, helpfulness and caring attitude made the Iguassu Falls a nice memory. Compare to other trips I had with Trafalgar (Ireland, Greece, Moracco) this one looked like lower quality. Still Trafalgar (GTE) is one of my favorites.
Please only one (Trafalgar, GTE or Cost Saver) send paperwork or documentation.
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