From the beautiful people on the Copacabana beach and the
beautiful views from Christ the Redeemer, the grandeur of the
Iguazu River plunging over the falls and the heady tango nights
of Buenos Aires, these are just a few dimensions of Classic South
We start in Rio, ‘Cidade Marvilhosa’ the ‘marvellous city’, one
of the most photogenic places in the world. We have plenty of
time to take in the views and sample the atmosphere. We will
view the city from the statue of Christ and also from Sugarloaf
Mountain. Views familiar to anybody who watched the Olympics.
Leaving Rio we travel down the coast and then take a boat out
to Ilha Grande, a tropical paradise of sandy beaches and car-free
relaxed towns. We follow lush, steamy forest trails to unspoiled
beaches. The paths are good and the beaches beautiful.
a boom town built on the back of the gold trade, is a gem of
colonial architecture. Its streets are ideal to wander and the islands
covering the bay off shore make a great backdrop.
The Iguazu Falls (Foz de Iguaçú in Portuguese), where the
Iguazu River drops over the most impressive waterfalls on the
planet, must surely be the highlight of this magical trip. Next we
travel to the jungle and Yacutinga Lodge to enjoy the flora and
fauna and finally to Buenos Aires, the home of tango and asado,
the Casa Rosada and Eva Peron. Its wide open spaces are a huge
contrast to the more compact Rio. A tango show completes our
holiday in fine style.