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World Cafe Travel Adventure - Rio

From the Bossa Nova to the Soaring Sounds of Bahia, Discover South America!
Presented By: World Cafe Travel Adventures

Join David Dye and the World Cafe crew, along with fellow music fans for an amazing tour through the wonders of South America. Below is the touring itinerary, to be fully loaded up with music, including exclusive World Cafe recording sessions and interviews!

Day 1: Thursday, April 18, 2013 Overnight Flight


Day 2: Friday, April 19, 2013 Salvador, Brazil - Tour Begins
Arrive today in Salvador, the "Land of Happiness." This historic port city is known for its fascinating blend of cultures and ethnicities. Tonight enjoy a special welcome dinner with your fellow travelers.(D)

Day 3: Saturday, April 20, 2013 Salvador
Begin today with a locally guided tour of Salvador’s historic center featuring a visit to Sao Francisco Church, and finishing with a stroll along some of the area’s most beautiful beaches. Tonight dine a traditional Bahian restaurant. After dinner, enjoy a show at the famed Ballet Folclorico da Bahia. (B, D)



Day 4: Sunday, April 21, 2013 Salvador
Today visit the Itapagipe Peninsula, where you will visit the most famous church of the city, Bonfim Church. Then experience the Moserrat district to enjoy its panoramic view of the city. Then have some time at the Mercado Model, a thriving market for local goods. The remainder of the day is free to explore at your leisure.(B)

Day 5: Monday, April 22, 2013 Salvador - Rio de Janeiro
Fly to Rio de Janeiro! Magnificent views, beautiful beaches, flamboyant Carnival costumes, great cuisine and friendly people make Rio the cultural capital of Brazil. Take a cable car ride to the top of Sugarloaf for mesmerizing views of the coastline and rolling forest. Next make a stop at the famous Sambodromo. This is the heart of Carnival, and it is alive with samba dancing, elaborate costumes, and floats during the festival. Tonight, learn how to craft caiprinihas – Brazil’s famous cocktail made with sugar cane liquor and lime - before having dinner with your fellow travelers. (B, D)

Day 6: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Rio de Janeiro
Begin your day by ascending Corcovado by train to Christ the Redeemer, one of the largest Art Deco statues in the world. Enjoy panoramic vistas of Tijuca Forest National Park and the city below. View Maracanã Football Stadium – host to soccer’s 2014 World Cup. Next, take a 23 story elevator to Contagalo Favela directly overlooking Ipanema. Tonight, hear for yourself why Rio, the birthplace of the Bossa Nova, is hailed as one of the world’s music capitals with an exciting night on the town in the Lapa neighborhood.(B)

Day 7: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Rio de Janeiro
Enjoy a morning at your leisure. This afternoon, experience the charming Santa Teresa neighborhood. Arrive via open air jeep, taking in captivating views of the city below as you travel near the landmark Lapa Arches aqueduct. This area is now experiencing a revitalization as an artistic and bohemian center. Then, indulge in a “Churrascaria” feast of marinated and barbecued meats before attending a spectacular samba show. (B, D)



Day 8: Thursday, April 25, 2013 Rio de Janeiro - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly to Buenos Aires, birthplace of the tango. Stretching along the banks of the Rio de la Plata, the “Paris of South America” is a mosaic of European-styled architecture and South American spirit. Enjoy a tour of the capital. See the lavish Teatro Colon opera house, the Avenida 9 de Julio; Recoleta Cemetery, where Evita Peron rests; the Presidential Palace, the Casa Rosada; the colorful La Boca neighborhood, and the historic San Telmo barrio. Later, stroll through San Martin Park or Calle de Florida, a shopper’s paradise. Tonight, enjoy an interactive presentation from a local resident where you can ask questions about daily life in Buenos Aires. A reception will follow.(B)

Day 9: Friday, April 26, 2013 Buenos Aires
Embark on a journey to cross the Argentine Pampas to experience the culture of Argentina’s gauchos at a typical estancia and enjoy a hearty asado lunch – a typical Argentine barbeque. (B, L)

Day 10: Saturday, April 27, 2013 Buenos Aires
Today is yours to explore the cultural delights of Buenos Aires. Visit a local market, art museum or spend the afternoon at an elegant sidewalk café. This evening, savor typical Argentine cuisine and wine before embracing the art of the dance that has made Buenos Aires famous – a stunning tango performance. You can even try some of your own steps during an included tango lesson! (B, D)

Day 11: Sunday, April 28, 2013 Buenos Aires - Tour Ends
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.(B)


To Book Your Trip, Download and Print the
Reservation and Credit Card Authorization Forms

Mail to:
WXPN
ATTN: Deb Ashmore
3025 Walnut Street
PHILA PA 19104


For More Information, Contact
Deb Ashmore
at 1-800-565-9976, or
Email Deb at XPN



April 18 - April 28, 2013
11 Days • 15 Meals
9 Breakfasts • 1 Lunches • 5 Dinners
Rates Per Person
Double: $5899, Single: $7199,
Triple: $5849
*Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Philadelphia Intl Airport,Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges,Hotel Transfers.
*Not Included in Price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $260 per person.
Hotels at a Glance
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Day 2 - 4 Pestana Bahia Hotel, Salvador
Day 5 - 7 Pestana Rio Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro
Day 8 - 10 Hotel Panamericano, Buenos Aires
On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

To Book Your Trip
Download and Print the Reservation and Credit Card Authorization Forms and Mail to

WXPN
ATTN: Deb Ashmore
3025 Walnut Street
PHILA PA 19104


For more Information Call
Deb Ashmore
WXPN
800-565-9976

deb@xpn.org


Included Meals Key
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner













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