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KNOW SOUTH AMERICA & Figo conference

tour description

Join us for a customized tour of Brazil, Argentina and Peru organized in conjunction with the 22nd FIGO Congress in Buenos Aires.

tour highlights

Start your tour by visiting Brazil – in Rio de Janeiro you will travel to the Christ the Redeemer Monument before soaring over the ocean via cable car towards Sugar Loaf Mountain. Continue onwards to see the magnificent Iguassu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinian vantages. Once in Buenos Aires, learn about Argentinian history and visit an estancia to enjoy a famed Argentinian style BBQ with a selection of local wines.

COUNTRIES: Brazil, Argentina, Peru
WATERWAYS: Iguassu Falls

EXTENSION TOUR NAME: Discover Peru
EXTENSION TOUR DESCRIPTION: Discover the penguin colony at Punta Tombo before spending several days in an eco-lodge just beside the Peruvian Amazon River. Journey onwards to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu, where you will visit the ancient Incan citadel that has bedazzled Peruvians and visitors alike for hundreds of years.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Sao Paulo

Embarkation

Depart Canada for Sao Paulo with Air Canada.

Day 2

Rio De Janerio

Arrive in Sao Paulo and fly onwards to Rio De Janeiro

Arrive in Sao Paulo and connect onwards to Rio De Janeiro.

Day 3

Rio De Janerio

City Tour & Sugar Loaf Mountain

Welcome to Brazil. A city tour of Rio that includes the Sambadrome, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the famous communities of Copacabana and Ipenema. Soar over the ocean on a cablecar up scenic Sugar Loaf Mountain. After a busy day, dance the night away at a Samba show!

Day 4

Rio De Janerio

Christ the Redeemer Statue Free afternoon

Hop aboard the historic cog railway tram through sub-tropical jungles before reaching the iconic Christ the Redeemer monument. Finished in 1931 this monument is featured in the New Seven Wonders of the World. Relax with a free afternoon.

Day 5

Rio de Janeiro

Free Day

Relax and enjoy the amenities of the 4* Hotel Porto Bay Rio. Explore Rio De Janeiro at your own leisure.

Day 6

Iguassu Falls

Fly from Rio De Janerio to Iguassu Falls

Iguassu Falls: a stunning natural collection of over 300 waterfalls that lies on the border between Brazil and Argentina. Enjoy spectacular views of the area before venturing to Devil’s Throat for an even closer glimpse of these mighty falls.

Day 7

Iguassu Falls
Buenos Aires

Explore Iguassu Falls & Iguazu National Park
Fly to Buenos Aires

Welcome to Argentina. Continue to explore the area on a bus tour throughout the Argentinian Iguazu National Park. Both Brazil and Argentina are known for their massive ecological diversity, so enjoy the opportunity to connect with the local environment. Enjoy touring through this stunning park before visiting the Argentinian side of the falls.

In the evening, fly to Buenos Aires.

Day 8

Bueno Aires

Buenos Aires City Tour

Discover the fascinating political history of Argentina with a visit to the President’s Palace and Congress buildings as part of a whirlwind tour of Buenos Aires. Visit the unusual Recoleta Cemetery, Eva Peron’s final resting place. Peron was the First Lady of Argentina and throughout her life championed suffrage, labour rights and anti-poverty initiatives throughout the country. She was also the heroine of the musical “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”.

Day 9

Bueno Aires

Estancia Santa Susana

Take a visit outside of the city to Estancia Santa Susana. Located within the extensive grasslands south of the city, you will see gauchos work their horses before riding through the property on horseback. Finish with a BBQ feast, complete with a selection of Argentinian wines.

Day 10

Trelew
Puerto Madryn

Fly to Trelew
Transfer to Puerto Madryn

Trelew is a provincial Argentinian town founded by the Welsh settlers. Tour a number of the 30 cathedrals of Welsh origins before enjoying a relaxing evening.

Enjoy a restful evening in the beachside destination of Puerto Madryn.

Day 11

Puerto Madryn

Visit Penguin colony of Punta Tombo

Journey to Punta Tombo, the beachside destination that is home to the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in South America. Take a guided tour of this important nature reserve to understand the habits and history of this magnificent colony.

Day 12

Santiago

Fly to Santiago

Welcome to Chile. Santiago: a cosmopolitan city surrounded by colossal extremes. Established in 1541 by Spanish conquistadors, the city is bordered by the world’s largest ocean, driest desert and longest mountain range. Tour this refined and historic capital city, with highlights including the Metropolitan Cathedral and the cobblestoned historic city centre.

Day 13

Santiago

Valparaiso Tour

Once known as “The Jewel of the Pacific”, Valparaiso is an edgy port town which has drawn a wide range of residents through it’s history. Made famous by a long standing residence by Pablo Neruda, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is an eclectic foil to the more traditional Santiago. Visit the former home of Pablo Neruda, famed poet and winner of the 1971 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Day 14

Santiago

Pomaire day trip

Continue to explore Chile with a day trip to Pomaire. A small city built atop significant clay deposits, it has become famous for its large collection of local ceramics.

Day 15

Santiago

Disembarkation to Canada

Fly to Canada via Bogota with Air Canada or continue onwards with the Peru extension.

Extension Tour (add-on)

Day 1

Urabamba

Fly to Cusco & transfer to Urabamba

Welcome to Peru. Fly to Cusco and travel to Urabamba, a small city located in the sacred valley of the Incas.

Day 2

Urabamba

Visit Machu Picchu

Journey by train, traversing local villages and snow capped mountains as you near the foot of Machu Picchu. After a short shuttle trip, gaze upon the UNESCO World Heritage site and learn about the history of the site as well as the mysteries which still remain.

Day 3

Puerto Maldonado

Visit butterfly farm and Inkaterra Amazonica

Fly to Puerto Maldonado. Visit a local butterfly farm before checking in at the 4* Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica, a nature lodge built on the edge of the Amazon River basin.

Day 4

Puerto Maldonado

Visit Tambopata National Reserve

Once in Puerto Maldonado, take an excursion to the Tambopata National Reserve. Located in the Peruvian Amazon Basin, this nature reserve is home to thousands of species. Discover several, including macaws, monkeys and even jaguars! Glide through the forest with a canopy walk over 350m of the Amazon rainforest.

Day 5

Puerto Maldonado
Lima

Rainforest tour
Fly to Lima

Continue to explore the rainforest with a guided walk in the morning. Fly to Lima this afternoon. Arrive in Lima in the late afternoon.

Day 6

Lima

Historic tour of Lima

Visit the Larco Herrera Museum to view their extensive collection of erotic ceramics created by indigenous Mochicas. Continue by touring the colonial centre as well as the San Francisco Monastery. Finish your day with a visit to Love Park to gaze over the cliffs of Lima and across the Pacific Ocean.

Day 7

Lima
Canada

Disembarkation
Arrival

Fly to Canada. Arrive home after a wonderful tour of South America.

What’s Included

 

KNOW THE WORLD tour pricing includes the following:

  • international & in-country flights
  • deluxe coaches 
  • breakfast every day PLUS many lunches and dinners (see the Detailed Itinerary) 
  • Tour Director from Canada
  • Top notch local, English speaking guides 

 

Please compare our prices to similar tours and you will see that KTW offers remarkable value.  When you check prices, be aware that many similar tours do not include transoceanic airfare. 

 

What’s not included:

 

Note that tour prices do not include the following:

  • airline baggage charges 
  • meals not specified (see the Detailed Itinerary)
  • beverages and liquors
  • laundry
  • telephone calls
  • personal items
  • insurance
  • tips for drivers and guides

Program

2018 KNOW SOUTH AMERICA & WORLD CONGRESS OF GYNECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS

Join us for a customized tour of Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru organized in conjunction with the 22nd FIGO Congress in Buenos Aires.

Dates
Tour Oct 14 - Oct 28, 2018
Congress Oct 14 - 19, 2018
Extension Oct 28 - Nov 3, 2018

Departure City Standard Early Bird Extension
Toronto $9,195 $8,995 $3,995
Vancouver $9,395 $9,195 $3,795
Single Supplement $1,750 $1,550 $1,350

*Prices are $CDN and listed per person based on double occupancy.
*Early bird prices are available until April 2, 2018

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