Louisiana Global Scholars Club South America Tour
$4,995.00 from New Orleans* June 21 – July 5, 2017Tour Code: 217153
On June 21st you will depart New Orleans to begin your adventure, landing in the timeless capital city of Rio de Janeiro to discover the hidden treasures of this city. Fantastic excursions, cultural encounters, preserved historical sites, delicious foods and exotic shopping make this trip exciting and rewarding. Bring these memories home with you on July 5th.
Space on the tour is limited, so don’t delay! Please return your online application and $500 deposit to EAtours.com by October 25, 2016 to ensure your space on this amazing tour.
Rio de Janeiro
June 22 – June 25
Upon arrival you will transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon a guided city tour is planned with visits to Sao Bento Monastery*, Praca XV, Candelaria Church*, Franca-Brasil House*, Old Market Street.
A fun excursion is planned to Corcovado Mountain by cog-train through the Tijuca Forest. At the top of the mountain you will be at the foot of the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Rio’s most photographed spot. Following a barbecue lunch, you will continue to explore Rio with your tour leader.
Today you will embark on a schooner cruise* along the coastline of Rio de Janeiro, passing by Flamengo, Botafogo and Urca beaches. You will view islands, Rio-Niteroi Bridge and historic fortresses before you arrive back to the pier for a wonderful view of Guanabara Bay. A Samba dance lesson* is planned for the evening.
June 25 – 27
This morning you fly to Fox do Iguacu. Upon arrival you will visit Bird Park* with over 900 tropical bird from 150 species. This is a unique park allowing you entrance in the aviaries for a closer look at the birds. Additionally, there is a butterfly exhibit, hummingbird aviary and a reptile sector. In the late afternoon you arrive at your hotel.
Today you will embark on a great adventure. You will board open-air wagons pulled by jeeps and follow the trail through an intact eco-system, rich in birds, mammals, orchids and epiphytes. You then hike down the canyon where the falls tumble into the Iguacu basin at Iguacu National Park Brazil*. Finally, you board inflatable motorboats that will navigate up to the canyon to maneuver through the rapids.
A view of Iguacu Falls* on the Argentinian side is planned for today. Included is a visit to Iguazu National Park Argentina*. This afternoon, you board your flight to Buenos Aires.
June 27 – 29
The highlight of today is a full day guided city tour of Buenos Aires and includes a tour of Colon Theatre*.
Today you visit estancia Santa Susana* where a “criolilas” meal is served. You will see a folk show with traditional dances, learn regional games, as well as taking sulky and horse rides. Upon return to Buenos Aires you will begin your home stay adventure.
Home Stay Adventure
June 30 – July 2
A home stay is planned for you to get to know an Argentinian family. You can experience typical home life and learn culture and traditions of this country. On July 2 you will return to your Buenos Aires hotel.
Buenos Aires & Colonia del Sacramento
July 2 – 5
July 3, 2017
A full day tour of Colonia del Sacramento is planned. This is a UNESCO World Heritage community in Uruguay. With your local guide you will see the Street of Sighs, the lighthouse and the Real de San Carlos bullring. You return to Buenos Aires by ferry.
July 4, 2017
Today you experience the best of Argentine cuisine and culture as you create your own empanada* and learn about Argentinian beef, enjoy a meal that includes beef, potatoes, roasted vegetables and make your own alfajores, a national sweet. Following this you transfer to the airport for you return flight to the U.S. arriving in New Orleans on July 5.
SPECIAL TOUR CONDITIONS: **The tour price, if payments are made by cash or check, is $4,995.00; otherwise, if paying by credit card, the standard non-discounted price is $5,095.00. If you wish to use a credit card for your initial deposit, you will be allowed to pay the remaining payments by check and still receive the discounted tour price. Trip price is based on triple occupancy and includes round trip airfare from New Orleans, point-to point transportation between cities while in Europe, all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 6 dinners. Additionally, *Entrance fees and/or transportation marked with an asterisk as well as city tours in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Colonia del Sacramento are included in the tour price (Bento Monastery, Candelaria Church, Franca-Brasil House, schooner cruise, Samba Lesson, Bird Park, Iguacu National Park Brazil and Argentina, Colon Theatre, Santa Susana, Colonia del Sacramento and empanada Lesson (pending availability). In the unlikely event that EA Tours cancels the tour and is unable to operate a substitute itinerary, the tour cost including the initial deposit is fully refundable. Additional items may be offered optionally, are subject to availability and are not included in the tour price. A guaranteed single room may be available for a supplemental charge of $400.00. A guaranteed twin room may be available for a supplemental charge of $120.00 per person. Included are the estimated applicable governmental international airline ticket taxes, fuel surcharges security surcharges, and associated fees. If applicable, unforeseen tax increases will be billed on a supplemental invoice. A minimum number of paying participants may be required to operate the tour. A $500.00 non-refundable initial deposit is required to reserve your space on this tour. All tour participants must submit an online application. Please go to “Student/Traveler Sign Up” on the home page at www.EAtours.com. Your tour number is 217153. A second payment of $1,000, will be due no later than 15-30 days after your initial payment. Final payments are due no later than seventy (70) days before departure. Updated tour details (hotels, day by day itinerary, flights, etc.) are scheduled to be released approximately four weeks prior to departure. Please note: This may not be an officially school sponsored program. Additional tour conditions apply and are listed in the Tour Conditions Section on the Online Application.
Please return your online application and $500 deposit to EAtours.com by October 25, 2016 to ensure your place on this South American adventure!!!