Brazil is considered one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and past visitors are not surprised to hear this. There is much to see and do in Brazil, especially on a guided tour. Whether you are looking to experience all the treasures of South America on a 22 day excursion or you want just a short trip to Rio de Janeiro to experience Carnival, soccer, music and food.
Touring Argentina and Brazil is a wonderful way to experience the vibrant and dynamic South American culture. The Brazilian side of the Iguassu Falls, located in Parana, is a huge draw. As of 2011, it the waterfall is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. After arriving in Rio de Jeneiro, guests on a tour can visit Corcovado Mountain, upon which the Cristo Redentor statue stands. This statue is a tremendous symbol of Brazilian culture and draws thousands of visitors every year. The Sugarloaf Mountain is another big draw, which rests on a Guanabara Bay peninsula.
Touring the Amazon is another major activity for visitors, many of whom stay at the Anavilhanas Lodge. This tour is a combination of nature and comfort, featuring hikes through the jungle and diving into the cool water. Visitors will have the chance to speak to natives and dine on local cuisine. They can also experience all the nature that Brazil has to offer, from alligators to dolphins. This is a great way to get up close and personal with everything that makes Brazil a unique country.
Some tours show the contrasting lands of Brazil, comparing the beautiful landscapes of the forest and country to Rio de Janeiro. Whether you are riding a cable car up a mountain or visiting a neo-classical opera house in the city, there is no shortage of comfort or bustle in Brazil.
One of the biggest attractions in Brazil is Carnival, especially in Rio de Janeiro. This street festival, with basis in religion, offers Samba dancing, eclectic costumes and delicious foods. Visitors and locals come together in celebration each year. Many visitors flock to the city just to become a part of the festivities.
Brazil is a beautiful country, and it might take more than just a short tour to see everything that it holds. An educated and familiar guide will help visitors become accustomed to local culture. The country offers an abundance of leisurely activities and accommodations that will make any traveller want to come back for more.
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Patagonia is one of South America’s most enchanting regions. This natural wonderland found in the southern portion of Argentina and Chile consists of dramatic mountainous peaks, marvellous glaciers and serene waterways. BFirst Travel offers complete guided tours of this captivating region of the world.
Visitors can arrange multiday Patagonia tours. Many of these tours take guests on exciting boat rides and trekking adventures. Visitors can also enjoy activities like bird watching and adventure hikes along the rugged terrain. Some of the region’s cavern walls feature primitive paintings done by prehistoric societies. Certain excursions take guests through lush and unspoiled forests containing numerous types of tree species and other forms of native vegetation. These tours also give guests the opportunity to observe indigenous wildlife creatures such as grey foxes, pumas and Vicunas. Other animal inhabitants commonly found in the region include orcas, condors and ostrich species. Many of these tours also include scenic bus rides around the picturesque countryside. Memorable photographs of the numerous fjords in the Patagonia region can also be captured during a tour. Guests can even take the opportunity to see the surreal Perito Moreno Glacier towering majestically over Lake Argentino.
Some of the Patagonia tours offered by BFirst Travel also include excursions in cities like Buenos Aires. These city excursions give visitors the chance to see spectacular forms of architecture while visiting many intriguing museums. Guests will also be treated to dance performances as a way to further showcase the local culture.
Most of the tours offered by BFirst Travel also include lodging arrangements. Certain hotels included with these tours feature spacious guestrooms, spa facilities and outstanding cuisine options. For an even more unique lodging experience, guests can arrange to stay in one of the charming igloo-style domes available at the EcoCamp Patagonia located in Torres del Paine. All lodging facilities are centrally located to all points within the Patagonia Region. All accommodations affiliated with BFirst Travel are also clean and safe in order to provide the best experience for every guest.
Touring the Patagonia will offer an experience like no other. BFirst Travel offers many different types of tours to the region’s most renowned locations as well as to areas located off the beaten path. More information about the specific tours available can be found at www.bfirsttravel.com.
Tikal - Guatemala
Rising over the lush jungle canopy of northern Guatemala, the ancient temples and pyramids of Tikal evoke the Lost City of Atlantis and other mythical places. Yet, for all of its exotic appearance and wondrous architecture, Tikal is very real. One of the most famous archaeological and historical sites in the world, Tikal has captured the minds of millions across the planet. Once one of the most important and largest Mayan cities, Tikal today stands as a remarkably well-preserved landmark of Mesoamerican culture and heritage.
Tikal was a great Mayan city of vast wealth, power and influence. As the largest city of the Mayan “Classic Era” over a millennia ago, the city’s reach was almost unrivaled. Since its founding around the 4th century BC, Tikal prospered and became increasingly powerful until the decline of the Mayan civilisation around the year 900 AD.
With the decline and fall of the Mayans, Tikal became abandoned and left to ruin in the forbidding jungles of Central America. The lost city was known to indigenous people but not officially rediscovered until the 1850s when Western explorers became to map the area. In the mid 20th century, Guatemalan and American archaeologists and historians began to study the site in great depth. Eventually, it was opened to the public as a tourist attraction and cultural monument.
Today, Tikal is a major tourist attraction in the country of Guatemala and is protected by a national park. It is visited by thousands of people every year from all corners of the globe.
Tikal contains a wealth of historical sites to see. From ancient temples to plazas constructed centuries ago by a long lost people, Tikal is filled with ancient history and fascinating cultural monuments.
One of the best sites is the Great Plaza, the historic centre of the city. Flanked by Tikal’s iconic stone pyramids, the Great Plaza is one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the world.
Nearby lies the Central Acropolis, an ancient palace and other fascinating historical site. The North Acropolis and South Acropolis contain ancient burial grounds and wonderfully preserved Mayan architecture.
The Plaza of the Seven Temples, one of the largest plazas in Tikal, holds seven stunning temples to explore. Tikal is crowned by several towering pyramid-temples. These iconic temples are now free to be discovered by visitors and make for a great photo op. Temple IV is the largest and best preserved of these marvelous wonders. Other great sites to visit in Tikal include the Stelae Museum and the Tikal Museum. With so much history, culture and phenomenal architecture, the ruins of Tikal are among the most fascinating places on Earth.
Discover an Inka Trek with a Difference
Discover Peru with BFirst Travel in our Inka Trek with a Difference! Peru is located in South America bounded by beautiful natural settings from mountains to rivers. It was inhabited by the Incas prior to the coming of the Spaniards. Nowadays this diverse country is inhabited by different people from Europeans to Asians. By choosing to take part in our Machu Picchu lodge to lodge trek you will experience a beautiful 7 day trek from Cusco to Machu Picchu. Hiking from lodge to lodge you will experience altitudes up to 3,900m combined with stunning views of magnificent snow capped mountain passes. This combined with accommodation in a series of beautiful lodges means that this tour is not only one of just amazing experiences but one of comfort as well.
Starting in Cusco this amazing trip will take you to a series of lovely lodges where by you spend your night soaking up the local surrounds whilst getting to know the locals and dine on the fine local cuisine. Opportunities will arise to visit sites such as Machu Picchu, the Santa Teresa Valley and the Vilcabamba Range. These amazing sites will give hikers many opportunities to take in some brilliant sites whilst also experiencing the open air of Peru.
Throughout the trip, hikers will have the opportunity to stay at a variety of different lodges, such as the Colpa Lodge located at the junction of three rivers it has views of the lush green mountains that surround it and views of a small far away local town.
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Delfin I and II Amazon Cruises
For those who love nature and those who want to see her at her finest you’d like to devote some time visiting the raved Amazon on a remarkable boutique vessel. When you take the Delfin I and II Amazon Cruises you are definitely on a rare rendezvous with nature. The Amazon rainforest has always fascinated the most ardent nature lovers and they will not miss out on even one opportunity to experience what nature has to offer. To get the real and divine nature of the Amazon, you must take either a 4 or 5 day cruise; anything less than that will not do justice to what the Amazon has to offer.
It will not be anything like any of the cruises that you have experienced in your life. Nothing can compete with the beauty of the Amazon. Unwind yourself in the true magical feeling that overcomes you as soon as you enter the boat in Nauta. Nauta is a place that lies between Maranon River and the Iquitos river and it is where Delfin I awaits you. You will certainly be spellbound by a magical charm as soon as you enter the boat at 5pm. You will be taken on interesting expeditions to Pacaya Samiria National Reservoir, hiking at Isidro, YanaYacu excursion, canopy walk, primary forest hike, Tawampa Lake, La Posada, fishing expedition, night safari and so much more by the end of 4 days. You will enjoy nature’s bounty and will absorb the historical significance of the place. One of the highlights of the Delfin I and II Amazon Cruise is the search for the ever elusive pink river dolphin that is found at this exotic location, especially in the Amazon Highwaters. You can visit the San Francisco village to watch the ways of the people there.
The attention you receive at the river cruise is certainly impressive. All your needs and wants are anticipated and attended to by an ever attentive staff.
You can enjoy some exotic drinks while relaxing at the relaxation deck at night. The person in charge of the expeditions will give you an outline of the wonderful things you will be experiencing through charts and presentations.
Travel to Gorgeous Argentina
When one visits the beautiful country of Argentina a trip to Buenos Aires is an absolute necessity. One of the most cosmopolitan cities in all of South America and the Southern Hemisphere, Buenos Aires has the charm of an old world European capital with all the life and vivaciousness of a New World city. Many visitors come to Buenos Aires to enjoy the Spanish inspired buildings and squares, the plaza is still a big part of life in Buenos Aires. On many evenings when the weather is right people gather in small squares across the country to eat, drink and listen to music as well as just talk and enjoy life.
The food of Buenos Aires is among the best in South America. The nation of Argentina is very famous for their high quality beef, Argentina even has their own brand of cowboys known as Gauchos. In Buenos Aires you can sample some of the finest steakhouses in the world with locally raised and cultivated beef. Buenos Aires also offers a number of fantastic international dining options, there are many immigrants from all over the world in Buenos Aires and many of them have brought a taste of home with them. You can find German, Japanese, Irish food- you name it and it can be found in Buenos Aires. The cuisine of Buenos Aires is obviously very Spanish and Native influenced as well, and you can find some fantastic offerings of both Native Argentinian cuisine as well as Spanish dishes that are out of this world.
If you are craving a more outdoor/adventurous vacation outside of a big city rent a car or take a tour to Northern Argentina. The scenery changes and you go from a bustling world city to a land of great natural beauty. On the trip up you will see diverse scenery- from high barren deserts to luscious forests and rivers. There are a number of popular destinations in Argentina. Chief among these destinations is Iguazu Falls, located in Iguazu National Park right on the border with neighboring Brazil. Many travelers come to this area from all over the world, and it is a fantastic tourist destination. Often called South America’s Niagara Falls, Iguazu Falls are a must see destination in Northern Argentina. Whether you are looking for the fantastic nightlife of Buenos Aires or the outdoor trip of a lifetime, Argentina has you covered.
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Brazil - A Lush and Luxurious Getaway
Brazil is the largest of all countries in South America. Its beaches, the famed Amazon River and jungle region, and its rich culture draw visitors from all over the globe. Brazil is unlike its neighboring countries with Portuguese as its main language rather than Spanish. Its peoples are a colourful blend of Native Americans, Portuguese, Europeans, and Asians all melting together to create an atmosphere that is distinctly its own. It is an exotic land, flourishing in flora and fauna, with mesmerizing waterfalls and red rock canyons to name only a few of their natural attractions. In addition, there are excellent opportunities to shop and dine in the large cities as well as take a taste of the small, quaint villages first built in colonial times.
When planning a visit to Brazil, the Northeast Beaches are the perfect place to get away from the rest of the world, if only for a little while or perhaps you’ll be swayed to stay. White sand, palm trees, and calm waters will soothe your cares away. When you’re looking for added diversion, turn to the water for boating, snorkeling, surfing, or kayaking. Don’t forget to take a swim under blue skies and the warmth of the ocean that is like floating on a cloud. If it’s the world-renowned Amazon that has piqued your curiosity, Manaus is the place to start your adventure. Arrange a jungle tour, travel by boat, and be transported a world beyond imagining. You’ll step into an explosion of greenery, see plants and animals you’ve never seen before, and be immersed in colour. Tropical and lush, it will gather you in with its amazing nature and wonders to catch the eye.
Travel to Brazil, leave your cares behind, and find a new world awaits you. Whether you are looking for the busy city life, packed with clubs and a rich night life, or you want to laze about on the white sands under a hot sun while the palm trees sway overhead, Brazil is waiting for you. Let it take you away. You’ll never forget the many flavours of Brazil and a most luxurious stay.
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Located on the border between Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. It sits at an altitude of about 12,700 feet, and the total surface area is around 8,000 square kilometers. From June to August, the climate is quite dry and at night time the temperature regularly falls below zero. However, during day time it can get quite sunny which means wearing sunscreen is a must, if you do not want to get sunburn. The Peruvians call it their turquoise lake, probably due to the fact that it has a turquoise blue tint to it.
Lake Titicaca was considered to be a sacred lake by the ancient people who lived in these parts, especially by the Incas. According ancient Inca legend, it was from this lake that Mama Ocllo and Manco Capac emerged from the lake and started the Inca Empire. However, even before the Incas, Lake Titicaca was considered sacred by the Aymara Indians. Even today, many farmers and fisherman hold this lake sacred, as it is a big source of income for them. Nowadays, Instead of seeing Inca tribesmen walking around you will see farmers growing potatoes and people fishing in the frigid waters of the lake.
Geologists are divided as to the origins of this magnificent lake. The most predominant theory is that it is a glacial lake. Some others believe it is a volcanic lake. Whatever the origin is of this place, one thing for sure is that Lake Titicaca is beautiful and a one of a kind place. The lake is surrounded by ancient ruins left behind by the various Indian tribes that inhabited the area. Because of the mysteries and legends connected to it, this lake has drawn all types of people, from casual travelers and sightseers to geologists and even oceanographers such as Jacques Cousteau.
Puno is the largest town near the lake, and it is located on the Peruvian side of the border. It is an old silver mining town founded by Spaniards in the 17th century, and retains much of its colonial charm. Today, instead of mining silver, Puno is teeming with plenty of cultural activities such as making costumes and handicrafts. There are traditional dance festivals held each year and as result of all these activities Puno has become the folklore center of Peru. The dance festival takes place in the first two weeks of February, and there is fierce competition among each group. The origins of this dance festival is said to go back even before the Inca Civilization.
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100 Years of Machu Picchu Touring
This exciting tour offers the once in a lifetime opportunity to visit Machu Picchu on the 100 year anniversary of its discovery. Part of this unique tour involves a chance to meet Mr. Christopher Heaney, the author of Cradle of Gold: The Story of Hiram Bingham, who will share his invaluable insights into the search for Machu Picchu. Furthermore, tour participants will have the opportunity to explore both the city of Lima as well as Cuzco.
Tour participants will have the chance to visit Cuzco, the capital of the ancient Inca empire. Archaeologists believe that the original layout of the city was constructed in the shape of an Inca sacred animal, the puma. After the arrival of Spanish conquistadors in 1533, many of the city’s Inca buildings were destroyed. In 1950, a major earthquake exposed Inca architecture that had previously been thought to be lost. Tour the city’s many monuments, such as the Plaza de Armas and Santa Catalina convent and witness the confluence of two distinct cultures. While in Cuzco, be sure to make a stop in the San Blas neighborhood where many artists and craftsmen reside.
Lima is the modern day capital of Peru and was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535. Lima’s architectural variation reflects the country of Peru’s transition from Spanish territory to independent republic. The city’s churches date from the 16th and 17th centuries and are exquisite examples of colonial architecture. Explore the Church of San Francisco, where visitors can tour the church’s famous catacombs that house the remains of over 70,000 individuals. Take the opportunity to view the church’s Rubens school paintings as well as its collection of antique texts. Don’t miss the Museo Larco, which exhibits an expansive collection of Pre-Columbian art.
Built on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, Machu Picchu is thought to have been constructed in the 15th century as an estate for Inca emperor Pachacuti. After arriving at Machu Picchu, visitors can tour the ruins of this intact Inca cultural site. The estate’s three primary buildings were constructed in traditional Inca architectural style, which features rectangular shaped structures composed of precisely carved stone blocks set with mortar. After walking through the residential sector, visitors will reach the Temple of the Sun, one of the most sacred spots in Machu Picchu. This temple served as an astronomical observatory and displays when the winter solstice occurs. Nearby Machu Picchu is the Cola de Mono Zipline, the highest in South America.