Insider Tips – Daytours4u http://www.daytours4u.com/en Tours, activities and travel tips in South America Tue, 09 Oct 2018 13:59:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.8 96832869 Top destinations to travel to in spring in South America and why to choose them http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/top-destinations-to-travel-to-in-spring-in-south-america/ Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:00:42 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=12455 Traveling in the spring through South America is a wise decision for several reasons: the cities are not crowded with tourists being that the high season is summer which begins on December 21, the prices of accommodations, flights and excursions are usually considerably lower, and the weather is perfect for doing all kinds of activities [...]

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Traveling in the spring through South America is a wise decision for several reasons: the cities are not crowded with tourists being that the high season is summer which begins on December 21, the prices of accommodations, flights and excursions are usually considerably lower, and the weather is perfect for doing all kinds of activities from city tours on foot and extreme sports to outdoor ecological experiences.

While all South American destinations offer travelers tourist options to spend an excellent vacation, these are the 5 cities that we highlight in Daytours4u to travel to in spring.

Primavera

Take advantage of spring to visit the squares and parks of South American cities / Photo: Daytours4u


Medellín: Spring all year round ideal for outdoor activities

Medellin has an average annual temperature of 22º C and that’s why it is known as the City of Eternal Spring. No matter what time of year you travel to Colombia, you can always visit Medellin and enjoy its natural beauty.

We particularly recommend taking advantage of your stay to do outdoor excursions in the city itself, such as the Fernando Botero Walking Tour, where you’ll find the work of one of the most renowned artists in Colombia, and the Medellín Transformation Tour that will take you to discover how the city has changed in the last 40 years, especially after Pablo Escobar.

We also advise you to visit the surroundings of Medellín to enjoy a Day in Guatapé and El Peñol and visit with the Arví Ecotourism Park, perfect for the whole family.

Tours en Medellín

In the Fernando Botero Walking Tour of Medellín you will get to know the work of one of the most recognized artists in Colombia / Photo: Daytours4u


Buenos Aires: Culture and entertainment at any hour

The cosmopolitan Buenos Aires is one of the tourist cities par excellence of the southern cone. At this time of the year the city dresses in lilac with the flowering of jacaranda trees and shrubs typical of the intertropical and subtropical America, temperatures favor long walks through the streets and parks of Buenos Aires, and the sun goes down later and later.

City Walking tours and cultural experiences are probably the best activities to do in spring. Our recommendations for the season are the San Telmo and La Boca Walking Tour, a private walk through the most traditional neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, the Guided Tour of the Teatro Colón, which also includes a walking tour around the theater to discover the architectural details of the surrounding buildings, and the Political Tour: Traces of Buenos Aires, a walk specially designed to learn about the nuances of Argentine history and society.

If you also wish to discover the best of Buenos Aires nightlife, the tango shows in Buenos Aires are the classic options that never disappoint, while the Speakeasy Bars Tour is a novel journey through the top clubs in the city.

Tours en La Boca

Explore the emblematic sites of Buenos Aires with a private walk through San Telmo and La Boca / Photo: Travel Buenos Aires


Carmelo: The destination of the romantic getaways of Uruguayans and Argentines

Carmelo is a charming city by the Rio de la Plata, located in the area of Colonia in Uruguay. The main attraction of the place are its extensive vineyards, full of history and romance. The unmissable activity of Carmelo is, of course, wine tasting, however, there is also the option to do sailing and recreational fishing, ideal tours for the spring.

Due to its proximity to Buenos Aires, Carmelo is also a place of getaways for the porteños and all travelers who are in the Argentine capital. For this reason, one of our Rio de la Plata recommendations for Sundays this season is A Day in Carmelo: Cacciola Wine Route, which includes boat tickets from Tigre to Carmelo and vice versa, bus transfers from the port and throughout the day in Carmelo, lunch and guided tour to the wineries El Legado, Cordano and Familia Irurtia with tasting at each one.

Tours en Carmelo

If you are in Buenos Aires, take the one day tour to Carmelo and visit its great wineries like El Legado / Photo: Daytours4u


Búzios: The perfect rest by the sea and very close to Rio de Janeiro

The city of Búzios is a beach destination in the State of Rio de Janeiro that can be visited at any time of the year. Its average annual temperature is 25º C and if you travel during the spring months of South America you will have the city all to yourself.

Búzios also stands out for its nightlife and the two places you can’t miss are the Orla Bardot promenade and the Rua das Pedras where most of the nightclubs, restaurants, shopping centers and craft galleries are concentrated.

If you’re staying in Rio de Janeiro in the next few months and will spend most of your vacation in Brazil, book the One day tour to Búzios and spend an excellent day in this magical place.

Tours en Búzios

Include in your travel itinerary through Rio de Janeiro the one day tour to Búzios: beach and fun for everyone / Photo: Daytours4u


Puerto Natales: Patagonian landscapes for lovers of the cold

All the recommended destinations so far have one element in common: the weather, all with temperatures above 20º C. Now, if you’re looking for cold and Patagonian landscapes, Puerto Natales is our recommendation for you in the spring season, especially because it’s the time of year with less wind and rain.

From Puerto Natales, a city in the Chilean Patagonia, you will be able to visit unique attractions in South America such as the Torres del Paine and the Perito Moreno Glacier. Let yourself be conquered by this beautiful Chilean city whose landscapes recreate the best of the steppe and the Magellanic forest and the Cordillera de los Andes.

The most recommended excursions leaving from Puerto Natales are the Torres del Paine Tour, a 10-hour tour that includes a visit to the Cueva del Milodón, and the Perito Moreno Glacier Tour, a full day that will take you to Patagonia Argentina to witness this awesome natural wonder.

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Patagonia is a unique place in the world; know the Torres del Paine from Puerto Natales in Chile and discover its magic / Photo: Daytours4u


Enjoy the spring in South America, take your time to travel peacefully through each destination and take advantage of the incredible prices of the low season. Live the best travel experiences in South America with Daytours4u!

By: Keilma Rojas, Web Content editor at Daytours4u

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6 things you should know before travelling to San Andres http://www.daytours4u.com/en/colombia4u/things-know-travelling-to-san-andres/ Tue, 18 Sep 2018 19:30:05 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=12448 Blue ocean, heat, sun, beach, coconut water, are most likely the images that come to mind when you think of San Andrés. This beautiful Caribbean island, small in size but big in cultural and natural wealth, has traditionally been generous with the tourists who visit every year to see its sea of ​​7 colors, enjoy [...]

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Blue ocean, heat, sun, beach, coconut water, are most likely the images that come to mind when you think of San Andrés. This beautiful Caribbean island, small in size but big in cultural and natural wealth, has traditionally been generous with the tourists who visit every year to see its sea of ​​7 colors, enjoy its paradisiacal beaches and venture out to explore the other two archipelagos that accompany it: Providencia and Santa Catalina.

Of course, when travelling to a Caribbean Island like San Andres, it’s worth taking into account a series of recommendations that can make your stay more pleasant, so here we have gathered the advice of our local experts so that your experience in San Andres is unbeatable.

Take into account the recommendations of our experts and enjoy every second of your vacation in San Andres Island / Photo: Daytours4u


1. An entrance fee must be paid to the Island

This fee costs approximately USD $ 25 to date (08/2018) and is paid to the Carrier during the check-in. The receipt must be presented at the entrance to the Island together with the passport or identity document for Mercosur citizens. This document must also be presented when leaving the island, otherwise they will have to pay a fine. The collection of this tax is used to improve the tourist infrastructure of the Island.


2. Everything is more expensive than on the mainland

The cost of transporting basic consumer products is the main reason why everything is more expensive than in the continent. There are products that aren’t produced on the island such as lettuce, for example, and others such as fish, which despite being a typical food of the region, is more expensive than in other coastal cities of Colombia because in 2012 , during the litigation over the sovereignty of the territory against Nicaragua, Colombia “lost” within the cession or return of territorial sea, 75 thousand kilometers of sea among which were important fishing banks.


3. The restaurants close at 10pm

Like in all of Colombia, dinner time is between 7pm and 8pm. If you fell asleep after a day at the beach, you’re likely to miss out on dinner. Most restaurants close their kitchens after 10 pm and you’ll only find fast food joints open.


4. All the raizales are Sanandresanos but not all the Sanandresanos are Raizales

The term Sanandresano refers to someone born in San Andrés, regardless of their ancestral origin. Many Sanandresanos are mestizos from the continent (the interior of Colombia), while the Raizal is an ethnic group defined as the original indigenous town of San Andrés, with origins from the mixture between British who settled on the abandoned islands and the Spaniards and Africans who were brought to work on their plantations.

Take advantage of your visit to the island of San Andrés and get to know the interesting culture of the raizales / Photo: Daytours4u


5. In San Andrés they speak Spanish, English and Criollo Sanandresano (Creole)

it’s very common to hear how Colombian Spanish mixes harmoniously in street conversations with the language of the Raizales, the Creole, or Criollo. This language is a mixture of English, Spanish and African that not only has its own phonetics but also a grammatical structure different from English.


6. Ideal for shopping lovers

Souvenirs, perfumes, liquors, electronics and other products are the order of the day in San Andrés. The Island is a territory free of taxes, therefore imported products can cost as much as 26% less than they cost in mainland Colombia (almost 10% of the import tax and 16% of VAT), you just have to have note that most of the stores accept cash only and that the change of the dollar does not favor the buyer, therefore the recommendation is to bring Colombian pesos.


The best recommendation, as with every destination, is to get outside of the resort, bond with the locals, experience the local cuisine and, above all, enjoy its natural beauties always taking care of and respecting the environment so that many generations to follow can appreciate its charm. The natural environment of San Andrés and the friendliness of the islander will undoubtedly make you fall in love.

The island despite being small, (just 26 kilometers), has many magical hidden places that are worth discovering; you can see them here with the activities and tours available on the island all year.

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12 Fun Things to Do with Kids in Buenos Aires http://www.daytours4u.com/en/bsas4u/things-to-do-with-kids-in-buenos-aires/ Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0000 http://bsas4u.com/blog/en/2012/11/buenos-aires-with-kids.html Buenos Aires is a city famous for tango, architecture and wine, but did you know that it is also a family-friendly vacation destination? Every weekend you’ll find hundreds of families out and about in the city enjoying everything on offer. So if you’re planning on travelling to Argentina, don’t hesitate to bring your kids with [...]

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Buenos Aires is a city famous for tango, architecture and wine, but did you know that it is also a family-friendly vacation destination? Every weekend you’ll find hundreds of families out and about in the city enjoying everything on offer. So if you’re planning on travelling to Argentina, don’t hesitate to bring your kids with you. There are plenty of fun things to do with kids in Buenos Aires.

Children walking down a bridge in a park in Palermo.

There are plenty of fun things to do with kids in Buenos Aires / Source


1. Play make-believe at the Museo de los Niños (Children’s Museum)

Museo de los Niños is actually a miniature city that has been built on the entire upper floor of Buenos Aires’ Abasto Shopping centre, one of Buenos Aires’ best shopping malls. Your kids can pretend to be bus drivers, TV presenters, doctors, cooks, builders and more, and there’s a variety of toys for them to play with. Getting there is easy: just hop on a taxi or take the Subte (subway) line B and get off at the station Carlos Gardel, where escalators will take you straight up to the shopping centre. The kids activities in the Children’s Museum are a great way to keep the kids entertained while you pop off to do some shopping.

Openings hours: Tuesday to Sunday and holidays 1pm to 8pm // Entry Kids: A$ 250 (Sat & Sun A$ 280), Adults: A$ 100


2. Get artistic at the Buenos Aires Polo Circo

Buenos Aires Polo Circo is a programme created by the city government to promote the circus arts. There are three permanent tents with regular shows, suitable for various ages. The shows are not only highly entertaining for kids, but are filled with incredible acrobats that are sure to impress parents as well.

Shows: Check the official website for the current schedule and prices.

Families heading into the circus tent at Polo Circo

See incredible circus acts at Polo Circo / Source


3. Connect with the animals at Temaikén Biopark

Take your kids on an entertaining and educational wildlife and animal adventure to the Temaikén Biopark. The park is a foundation that was set up to protect specific animal and plant species and to educate the public about conservation. There’s a huge range of kids activities within the park. Some of the main attractions include a huge aquarium, a typical Argentine farm with farmyard animals, interactive centres and sessions to see hippos and birds of prey up close. The easiest way to visit is with a guided tour to Temaikén Biopark.

Book your Temaikén Day Tour


4. Chase the thrill at Parque de la Costa (Coastal Park)

Situated in Tigre, Parque de la Costa is an amusement park with rides for the whole family, from carousels to roller coasters! During the summer, we recommend visiting on a weekday, when there are less people and entrance is cheaper. A new water park, Aquafan, has recently opened up next door, for some added fun on a hot summer’s day. To get to Tigre, take the Mitre Train from Retiro station in Buenos Aires.

Opening hours: depends on the season, Saturday, Sunday and holidays 11am until 6pm // Tickets start at A$ 200

Rollercoasters in Parque de la Costa in Tigre

Parque de la Costa is full of roller coasters and rides for the whole family / Source


5. Interact with everything at the Museo Prohibido No Tocar

This Museo Participative de Ciencias in the Centro Cultural Recoleta is a fascinating interactive museum, ideal for curious kids. As the name (prohibited not to touch) suggests, the idea is to touch everything. The museum is also centrally located in Recoleta, close to the famous Recoleta Cemetery.

Location: Centro Cultural de Recoleta // Opening hours: Tues to Fri, 10am to 5pm, Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 3:30pm to 7:30pm // Entry: A$ 180


6. Update your history at the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales (Argentine Natural History Museum)

A little off the beaten tourist track, the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales is perfect for kids who love dinosaurs and all things prehistoric. If you visit the museum on the weekend, combine it with a trip to the nearby Parque Centenario. Getting there is easy; by taxi or walk roughly 5 blocks from the subway station Angel Gallardo, Line B.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 2pm until 7pm // Entry A$ 50


7. Experience the Argentine football at La Bombonera Stadium

Older kids and football fanatics will enjoy a visit to the most famous football stadium in Buenos Aires: Boca Juniors’ La Bombonera Stadium. Take a tour to the stadium of Boca Juniors and its museum, to live a bit of the legendary history of this clubs and see where some of Argentina’s greatest football players have played.

2 kids playing in the stadium of Boca Juniors

Visit a stadium of legends, La Bombonera in La Boca / Source


8.  Chill out at the Bosques de Palermo (Palermo Forest)

It’s not all concrete and skyscrapers in Buenos Aires. The neighbourhood of Palermo is home to a huge network of parks called the Bosques de Palermo. Here you can rent rollerblades, bikes and pedal boats on the large lake. Relax on a quiet patch of grass, or visit the beautiful El Rosedal (rose garden), Botanical Gardens or Japanese Gardens. 


9. Stare at the stars at the Planetarium

Located in the Bosques de Palermo, this impressive dome-shaped building has five floors and is made of a giant sphere, supported by three large arches.The Planetario has plenty to keep your kids entertained, such as interactive exhibitions, shows for kids and a number of events in the auditorium explaining various aspects of the cosmos.

Shows: Check out the full list of shows here, with times and prices.

The Planetarium in Buenos Aires lit up at night

The planetarium is captivating for kids and adults / Source


10. Keep your kids occupied at the República de los Niños (Republic of Children)

República de los Niños makes for a perfect Buenos Aires family day out for travellers with a little more time during their vacation in Buenos Aires, wanting to discover more of the Province of Buenos Aires. The Republica de los Niños lies in the city of La Plata (about 55 km form the centre of Buenos Aires). We recommend putting aside a whole day to visit this park, as it will keep your kids entertained for hours! The theme park has a miniature city, including mini replicas of governmental buildings in Argentina where children can learn more about life in Argentina, a petting zoo and rides. To get there you can take the bus to La Plata, which leaves from Retiro’s bus terminal or take a train from Constitución train station.

Opening hours: Mon to Fri, 10am until 6pm; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, 9am to 7pm // Entry: A$ 20, kids under 7 enter for free.


11. Entertain your babies at the Teatro del Ángel

Buenos Aires has plenty of theatre shows geared towards children. Leading the pack is Teatro del Ángel, which focuses on projects appealing to young kids. As well as plays, they put on art events, cultural workshops, and providing teaching materials in rooms specially equipped for young children and their families.

Shows: See the current schedule of shows at Teatro del Ángel here


12. Enjoy a delicious coffee at Casa Muamor

The concept of Casa Muamor is simple yet genius: a beautiful café where you can relax, combined with a playroom that has everything to keep your child entertained.  As well as toys, books and a chalkboard, there is a door attendant who keeps watch over everything to make sure that no harm is being caused.  Better still, you’ll find all the food you’re yearning for from back home, such as bagels, proper smoothies and cookies, as well as Argentinian treats like alfajores.

Location: Soler 4202 // Opening hours: 8:30am to 9pm 

Casa Muamor

Casa Muamor is the perfect place to relax while your kids have fun / Source


As you can see, the list of things to do with your kids activities in Buenos Aires is endless. You won’t be short of things to do with your kids while in Argentina, plus the whole family will get to experience something completely different!

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5 Reasons to Visit Paraty http://www.daytours4u.com/en/rdj4u/5-reasons-to-visit-paraty/ http://www.daytours4u.com/en/rdj4u/5-reasons-to-visit-paraty/#comments Tue, 24 Jul 2018 12:00:56 +0000 http://rdj4u.com/blog/en/?p=511 Just 125 miles south of Rio de Janeiro lies Paraty, a beautiful colonial town located on the Costa Verde. It is renowned for its charming cobbled stone streets which run throughout the historic centre, where vehicles are banned but horses and carts can be frequently spotted. With its combination of historic buildings, beaches and jungle, Paraty is [...]

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Just 125 miles south of Rio de Janeiro lies Paraty, a beautiful colonial town located on the Costa Verde. It is renowned for its charming cobbled stone streets which run throughout the historic centre, where vehicles are banned but horses and carts can be frequently spotted. With its combination of historic buildings, beaches and jungle, Paraty is an ideal destination for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Rio and enjoy a calmer, more relaxed and more natural environment. Below are five good reasons to visit Paraty.


1. Architecture

Paraty Architecture

Discover Paraty’s charming colonial architecture and its mystic cobblestone streets.

Undoubtedly Paraty’s main attraction is its stunning colonial architecture, most of which has not changed for over two hundred years. Wonderful colourful historical buildings are positioned on the cobbled streets, where pedestrians and cyclists are free to roam, but the lack of cars means the streets are kept peaceful and quiet, free of traffic and pollution. This is notably the main reason that tourists choose to visit Paraty.

Book a city tour in Paraty to uncover its history and mystique


2. Beaches

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A boat ride will take you to navigate and discover many hidden beaches of clear water and white sand. Photo source: Rdj4u

Paraty is surrounded by many beautiful beaches. One must-do for visitors is a boat tour of Paraty Bay, which enables you to visit the best of these beaches and go swimming, snorkelling and diving, or simply sunbathe on the sand while listening to the waves lapping against the shore. Nearby fishing village, Trindade, is another hot destination for tourists, as it too has access to a number of fantastic beaches, such as Cepilho, which is ideal for surfing, Figueria, a nudist beach, and Cachadaco, a stunning setting with rock formations and natural pools.

Enjoy the Brazilian beaches of Paraty with this fun Boat Ride in Paraty


3. Jungle

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Taking a jeep tour you will be able to reach the mountains and to hike to the many “cachoeiras” or waterfalls around. Photo source: Rdj4u

Paraty is bordered by jungle-clad mountains, which blend harmoniously with the town’s old buildings, islands and beaches. You can experience the lush nature of the jungle with an off-road Jeep tour, which takes you to the cascading waterfalls, followed by the Gold Trail Exposition, a cachaca distillery, a farm and finally, a Bromeliad Exhibition with over three hundred different species of plants.

Discover the amazing jungles of Paraty with this Waterfalls Jeep Tour.


4. Art

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Julio Paraty is one of the brazilian artists that found in this city the inspiration for its art. Photo source: mapadecultura

Paraty is an important artistic centre, which plays host to old traditional craftsmen and modern artists alike, who are drawn to the region by its striking scenery and picturesque landscapes. There are a number of interesting art galleries and museums dotted around the historic centre, which exhibit paintings and sculptures as well as ceramics, jewellery and traditional handicrafts produced by the native Indians. For those interested in religious art, the Museu de Arte Sacra (Museum of Sacred Art), boasts some highly impressive religious works of art, alongside magnificently carved woodwork on its altars and doors.


5. Vibrant Atmosphere

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The streets of Paraty offer a genuine and vibrant atmosphere at any time of the day and night. Photo source: Rdj4u

Paraty attracts partygoers from all over Brazil, meaning the streets are constantly brimming with young, lively people. While it may be peaceful and quaint during the day, Paraty comes alive at night, when people make their way not only to bars and clubs but parties on the beaches and nearby farms too. Head to Café Paraty for live music, Porto da Pinga to sample local cachaças and Paraty 33 for some late night dancing.

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You only need to visit Paraty for three to four days to satisfy your urge to be out of the city and spend time somewhere that is peaceful and beautiful, but which still manages to maintain a fun and lively vibe. If you’re planning on visiting Paraty, why not book a private transfer to Angra Dos Reis, the gateway to Paraty and Ilha Grande.

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Friendship Day: What to expect from South Americans when they become your friends http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/friendship-day-expect-south-americans-become-friends/ Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:50:35 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=12415 The value of friendship for South Americans can be demonstrated in three common ways: you will the first person they call up to party, they’ll invite you to their homes to eat like a member of the family, and will be in solidarity to join you on this adventure of travelling across South America. In [...]

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The value of friendship for South Americans can be demonstrated in three common ways: you will the first person they call up to party, they’ll invite you to their homes to eat like a member of the family, and will be in solidarity to join you on this adventure of travelling across South America.

In countries like Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay, friendship is so important that there’s Friendship Day to celebrate with your closest friends. This date was taken from the day that man stepped on the moon for the first time – July 20, 1969 – “in the name of the friendship of humanity towards the universe.” So if you’re going to travel to any destination in South America soon, here we leave you with some tips that will allow you to identify when you’re become more than just simple acquaintance to a South American and are now a friend.

Amigos y el fútbol

Football is ideal to share, like this group of friends who enjoyed a unique day at the Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro / Photo: @bertrandgrem


Friends in Argentina: Barbecue for everyone

The Argentines, especially the porteños, are known for their extroverted personalities. They enjoy sharing the classic barbecue, football and clubbing. They are famous for establishing long-lasting friendships, and the bonds they create in school often remain intact throughout their lives. They go on holiday together to the Atlantic coast and to the south, and meet up at least one day a week to talk about the news over the last 6 days of the week or make the same jokes that have been ongoing over the last 20 or 30 years.

Prepare to get a new nickname (if your name is Valeria, now you’ll be called Vale, or if your name is Sebastián, now you’ll be called Seba), although they can also adjust it and instead of Joaquín you’ll automatically become Joaco. After the nickname, they’ll invite you to the nightclubs where you’ll dance until dawn and the you’’ receive golden test of true friendship when they invite you over for barbecue or ravioli with the family.

Travel tip: If you want to make friends in this beautiful country, the tours in Argentina are the perfect opportunity to meet not only South Americans but also people from all over the world. If you’re traveling through Buenos Aires, take the opportunity to visit the top bars and clubs in the city, an ideal place to meet new potential friends.

Amigos en el Planetario

Buenos Aires is a city full of great attractions to visit with friends like the famous Palermo Planetarium / Photo: @edimardibilay


Friends in Brazil: Lets go to the beach!

Gestures of affection and generosity in Brazil are commonplace. The kindness of its inhabitants is widespread and they’ll be courteous to you even if it’s the first time they’ve ever met you. If this is how Brazilians are with strangers, imagine how they treat their friends with expressions of their affection.

For Cariocas mainly, any excuse is perfect to go celebrate on the beaches of Lapa and Ipanema, with tropical music in the background and a cold beer in hand. Friends also get together to go to the stadium and enjoy a soccer match, the favorite sport of the Brazilians, and they also love a good party. If you are part of their inner circle of friendship, they will open the doors of their homes to welcome you during your trip to Brazil.

Travel tip: One of the best places to make friends in Brazil, especially in Rio de Janeiro, is in the bars and clubs of the city, so take advantage of the Pub Crawl in Lapa and Ipanema. If you’re in São Paulo, here we provide find 3 trendy bars that you can’t miss during your trip in order to make new friends.

Bares de Buenos Aires

The party never ends in Rio de Janeiro; join the best pub crawls in the city and meet new friends!


Friends in Chile: Born to Party!

Chileans also love a good party because according to them they’re”born to party”. For the younger crown, partying is synonymous with friendship and at least once a week, they get together to go out “carretear” (go club hopping). Like the Argentines, they host a “ pregame”(meeting at a friend’s house before going out to dance) and at 2:00 am they start the tour of the top bars and nightclubs in the big cities.

You can expect kindness and long conversations from Chileans. They aren’t very strict about planning to meet up with friends, and are happy to incorporate new friends into their groups and are also very generous when it comes to sharing. Be prepared for their off-color humor, because the natural disasters they’ve had to ensure due to climatic reasons have only strengthened their spirit. Therefore, it is not surprising that they have famous drinks like “El Terremoto” (Earthquake), “Tsunami” or “La Réplica”.

Travel tip: If you’re in the Chilean capital and feeling energized, don’t miss the Santiago by Night Bike Tour, it’s a great opportunity to visit the emblematic places of the city and make new friends during the excursion.

After a fun night in the clubs of Viña del Mar, this group of friends decided to end their journey in front of the Pacific / Photo: Paola Rodríguez


Friends in Colombia: The best therapist and the life of the party

In Colombia your friends will call you parcero, panita and even compadre / comadre as if you were made one of godparents to their children. Possibly the most valuable quality of Colombians as friends is their ability to listen to you and find the perfect words for any situation. You don’t go to the therapist in Colombia to get out of a funk, for example, you just get together with your Colombian friend and a bottle of the best aguardiente!

Like every good South American, the party and the flavor runs through their veins. They dance salsa better than anyone (just ask James Rodríguez of the Colombian soccer team!), they cook their traditional dishes at any time and place in the world, and they’re so proud of their homeland that they sport t-shirts and objects with the yellow, blue and red of the national flag. Feel fortunate to have a Colombian friend or friend, because you’ll learn to dance, cook and be a good listener as God intended.

Travel tip: Live the most authentic experiences and enjoy these excursions with the locals in three of Colombia’s main cities: the Bogotá Salsa Night Club Tour, the Medellín Nightlife Tour and the Chiva Rumba – Cartagena Party Bus Tour.

Colombians do know how to have fun, especially when they are on the beautiful beaches of Cartagena / Photo: @catherinefg16


Friends in Uruguay: Everything that lasts begins with a mate

For Uruguayans the first real and authentic test of friendship is the ritual of mate. After drinking your first mate with a Uruguayan you can be assured that a beautiful friendship has begun. Clearly there will be other types of important demonstrations, such as going out to eat a barbecue together, but drinking mate is the key.

Your friendship with the Charrúas will be based on two admirable values: respect and tolerance. They are open and respectful of each other’s differences and celebrate cultural, religious, political, sexual, etc. diversity. They live a slower paced life than many other South Americans and they know how to live together in harmony. One of the exceptions to the rule is football, an a ritual that is experienced with intensity, so prepare your eyes and ears to witness it in each superclásico between Nacional and Peñarol, as the Uruguayans rarely behave like this.

Travel tip: If you’re travelling to the Uruguayan capital with friends, do the Bar Facal Lunch & Show tour. If you’re more traditional, you can opt for the Wine Tasting at a themed hotel in Punta Carretas and then take advantage of the best of Montevidean nightlife. Find the best options for going out in the city in our Montevideo Nightlife Guide of clubs, pubs and things to do.

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Uruguayan cuisine is amazing, nothing better than going with friends to the Facal Bar in Montevideo to eat a delicious chivito / Photo: @cheilaanja


The value of friendship is transcendental for the South American culture and although each country has different codes and traditions, they all recognize that meeting with old and new friends is one of the pillars of life, because friends really are, at the end of the day, the family that one chooses.

HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY!

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LGBT Pride Day: 8 gay friendly tourist experiences to do in South America http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/lgbt-pride-day-gay-friendly-tourist-experiences/ Thu, 28 Jun 2018 15:39:25 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=12393 South America continues taking important steps to solidify the rights of the LGBT+ community and for this reason many countries in our continent are considered gay friendly by the rest of the world. Today, for Gay Pride Day, we’ve selected 8 of the best gay friendly tourism experiences in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia and Chile, [...]

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South America continues taking important steps to solidify the rights of the LGBT+ community and for this reason many countries in our continent are considered gay friendly by the rest of the world. Today, for Gay Pride Day, we’ve selected 8 of the best gay friendly tourism experiences in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Colombia and Chile, with the aim of highlighting the transcendental role of tourism in promoting tolerance and equality.

Many countries in South America are considered gay friendly by the rest of the world


After the violent riots that took place against the LGBT community on June 28, 1969, in the New York bar Stonewall Inn, this day is commemorated every year around the world with the Gay Pride March. In South America, these demonstrations are multitudinous and the organization of the combative community has accomplished, among other achievements, that 6 of the 12 countries in the continent recognize some type of same-sex unions, and that marriage between persons of the same sex is legal in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay, and adoption by homoparental families in these same countries.

Thus, the South American countries seek to consolidate as gay friendly tourist destinations and a significant proof of this is the award received in 2017 Colombia for promoting LGBT tourism. Discover all the diversity of our countries and travel with pride in South America.


Buenos Aires Gay Pub Crawl

Argentina is one of the most sought after destinations by the LGBT + community precisely because of the amount of gay friendly activities that can be found in almost every city in the country. In Buenos Aires, one of the most popular tours is the Gay Pub Crawl. Travelers visit the best bars and clubs in Palermo Soho, where much of the Buenos Aires nightlife is concentrated. Tourists seek out this activity because it’s a complete package: it includes drinks, snacks, tickets to the nightclubs without waiting in long lines and bilingual local guides who accompany them throughout the night.

In Buenos Aires, one of the most popular tours is the Gay Pub Crawl


Madero Tango Show in Buenos Aires

The artistic offer of Buenos Aires is another of the elements that make it so attractive to the LGBT + community and, in the case of Gardel’s birthplace -although it’s not yet known if it was in Uruguay or France-, tango shows are the most requested by travelers. Madero Tango is an exceptional proposal to experience the best of Buenos Aires nightlife in one of the most innovative neighborhoods of the city: Puerto Madero. It’s also one of the few shows recommended by the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), the leading global network of tourism companies that provide resources and information for travelers in the LGBTQ community in more from 75 countries. In addition to the dance performance, at Madero Tango you can enjoy a delicious dinner with the best view of the city.

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It’s also one of the few shows recommended by the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association


Snow and Fire with Dinner in Ushuaia

Buenos Aires is not the only city that has a reputation for respecting the sexual diversity of all those who pass through. At the end of the world there are also exciting experiences for everyone and one of them is the activity known as Snow and Fire with dinner in Ushuaia. Take advantage of the austral winter to explore the frozen forests of this charming Argentine city and walk in the snow with the starry sky up above. In the refuge of the mountain, you’ll enjoy an exquisite dinner cooked in a magical atmosphere that’s like out of a movie. It’s a lovely excursion for solo travelers or couples!

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With the activity Snow and Fire in Ushuaia you’ll enjoy an exquisite dinner cooked in a magical atmosphere


Ginga Tropical Show in Río de Janeiro

In Brazil there are great contradictions in relation to gender equality and the rights conquered by the LGBT + community. Despite important achievements such as the legalization of same-sex marriage, the country recognizes that much remains to be done. However, the South American giant offers unmissable tourist options for all, and one of the infallible recommendations is the Ginga Tropical show in Rio de Janeiro. It’s a night full of music and color to exalt the best of Brazilian culture and its diversity.

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One of the infallible recommendations in Rio de Janeiro is the Ginga Tropical show / Source


Wine Tasting in Montevideo

The Uruguayan legislation of the last decade is one of the most advanced in Latin America and the world in terms of LGBT + rights. Not only with its laws, but from the cultural point of view, Uruguay is a prime example of respect for diversity, and that’s why it’s won the hearts of the international community that chooses it as a vacation destination. Recommendations for activities and excursions in Uruguay are endless, but if we had to suggest one at this time it would be the Wine Tasting in Montevideo. Tannat, olive oil and a cheese and cold cuts platter are the perfect combination for an unforgettable afternoon in the Uruguayan capital.

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Tannat, olive oil and a cheese and cold cuts platter are the perfect combination for an unforgettable afternoon in Montevideo


Excursion to Viña and Valparaíso from Santiago de Chile

Chile is in style. Apart from being an ideal destination for adventure, it’s become very attractive country for tourists from all over the world. Its big cities have a solid infrastructure and a cultural formation of respect and tolerance from the tourist staff, so you can not miss visiting Valparaíso and Viña del Mar during your trip. They’re charming places, where the sea breeze gives you an unparalleled peace and its extensive vineyards transport you to the deepest part of the Chilean countryside. If you’re in Santiago de Chile and have little time to explore the surroundings, take advantage of this one-day tour, you won’t regret it!

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Travel to Valparaíso and fall in love with its murals!


Andrés Carne de Res Night Tour Bogotá

Much has been said about Latin American machismo and there are probably those who tie Colombia to this negative image. However, the country has taken short but firm and significant steps to promote the image of the country as an LGBT destination. As in all the South American nations, the great capitals are the pioneers in carrying the flag of respect and tolerance; that is why Bogotá is a city that offers varied alternatives to have great experiences. One of them is to go out to dinner at Andrés Carne de Res, especially at the main restaurant located near Bogotá. Exquisite food, a festive and colorful atmosphere, and first class attention is what awaits you at Andrés Carne de Res.

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A festive and colorful atmosphere is what awaits you at Andrés Carne de Res / Source


Tour to Holambra in São Paulo

São Paulo is one of the cities where the most multitudinous Gay Pride parades in the world take place. Unlike other large world cities, the Paulistas hold the grand parade every June 3 and this year, 2018, more than 3 million people participated. In this huge and diverse city there are plenty of experiences to live, one of the most charming is the walk to Holambra, known as the City of Flowers. It’s a day tour to escape from the concrete city to enjoy flower fields in the middle of a small town created by Dutchmen who still possesses the original architecture of its foundation.

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Escape the concrete city and enjoy flower fields in Holambra


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Football in South America: Tips on how to celebrate like a true South American fan during the World Cup http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/football-in-south-america/ Thu, 14 Jun 2018 11:00:29 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=12366 The Russia 2018 World Cup will experience as much, and maybe even more euphoria, in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia, and Peru than it will in Moscow. Although Argentine, Brazilian, Peruvian and Colombian fans are found amongst the top 10 countries that requested the most tickets for the World Cup, the majority of South American fans [...]

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The Russia 2018 World Cup will experience as much, and maybe even more euphoria, in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia, and Peru than it will in Moscow. Although Argentine, Brazilian, Peruvian and Colombian fans are found amongst the top 10 countries that requested the most tickets for the World Cup, the majority of South American fans will be located in this part of the world, glued to their tv sets to cheer on their teams. If, during the next month you choose to visit some of these countries of our continent, be sure to keep these cultural tips in mind so that you can truly experience Football in South America like a local.

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Brazil: Eu sou brasileiro, com muito orgulho, com muito amor

Brazil is the reference point for football not only in South America, but also for the entire world: it has won more cups than any other team (5 in total), and is the only team that has qualified for every single world championship. The most valued player on Brazil’s team is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, more widely known as Pelé, who is recognized by FIFA as the best player of the 20th century.

The pride that Brazilians feel for their team is as vast as their territorial expanse, and fans everywhere are compelled to support their team wearing the infamous canarinha, which is the name for their distinguishing yellow and green shirts.

During your time in Brazil this month, join the party of the jogo bonito and become one of the fans. So how do Brazilians celebrate? They meet in houses or at a place in the office where they watch the game, prepare food and drinks, all of which always includes music. They wear yellow garments, sing the national anthem as if they were in the stadium, and then chime into the classic “I’m Brazilian, very proud, with lots of love”, which was written 65 years ago.

Click the link below to hear the song and practice along:


Uruguay: The first world champion and the unforgettable match of the Maracanazo

The Uruguayan team was the first to win a World Cup (1930), the first American Championship, and is one of the three teams with the most official titles -19 in total- recognized by FIFA. Despite these exceptional achievements, for Uruguayan supports, the most important event in the team’s history has been the famous Maracanazo: the incredible victory against Brazil in Río de Janeiro in 1950.

Just like Brazilians, Uruguayans celebrate together with friends and family and watch the games from start to finish. Along with churros and fried cakes to eat, there will be mate, and each person will be wearing the blue jersey of the national team, along with painted faces in the colors of the flag. It is also very common to celebrate in bars within the city, where the owners set up televisions streaming the games for customers to enjoy.

If you are in a Uruguayan city until half time, we recommend that you learn a couple parts of a song from The Party Band which begins by saying, “I did not ask to be born here, I was only lucky, and the feeling has grown: I am celeste until death.”


Argentina = Maradona and Messi

9 out of 10 Argentines consider themselves to be fans of a soccer team. But as you travel throughout the cities of this beautiful country, you will notice that 10 out of 10 exemplify the national team with all of the passion that characterizes them. Like Brazil and Uruguay, Argentina boasts of having world-class players like Diego Armando Maradona and Lionel Messi. Argentina has won 2 world cups, and is a member of one of the three teams that has the most official titles history (19 in total).

The celebration in Argentina is typically spent amongst family, where a house is selected for watching the game, and that place is usually designated as the main venue during the entire month of the World Cup. In addition to wearing the blue and white shirts, the national flag is always present. Argentine fans are superstitious, and during free throws or penalty charges they cross their fingers and sometimes slip out a couple of bad words to release their emotions.

Argentina also has the most popular chants at the World Cup. In 2014, the famous “Brazil, how does it feel” was heard in surprising places, and this year the song “I love you Argentina” seeks to replicate the same popularity. The lyrics say, “I’m grateful I was born in Argentina. Proud as players defend the colors. Nothing compares to Maradona and Messi. I love you Argentina, I would not change you for anything. I would not change you for anything.” From there, the rhythm of the song.


Colombia: With James Rodríguez to the rhythm of ras tas tas

After obtaining fifth place in World Cup Brazil 2014, Colombia made a very clear statement about the quality of their football and their player selections. The country has participated in six world cups (1962, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2014), along with this year’s 2018. Players on their team, like James Rodríguez and Radamel Falcao García, are internationally recognized for their expert skills.

In Colombia, the party hasn’t stopped since they were guaranteed a spot in Russia, and the country, along with eager families, have been busily preparing to see their team make their national team debut. The yellow shirts shine in every city, and if you’re traveling through Colombia during this time, we suggest you join the celebration. Another traditional activity that takes place before the start of matches is the “polla”, the Colombian term that refers to a bet: each person must bet on a score, and at the end, the person that has guessed the correct score wins all of the money.

At this time, take advantage of the excitement and buy a typical hat called “vueltiao”, which is adorned by the colors of the national tri-color flag (yellow, blue, and red), and learn the tricky choreography of the ras tas tas so that you’re best prepared to celebrate the goals of the Colombian national team.


Peru: The return of the “blanquirroja” after 36 years

Just like Colombia, Peru will attend its sixth World Cup this year. After 36 years of waiting, the blanquirroja returns and brings great joy the Peruvian fans, who arrive in Russia with a run of 15 games without knowing the defeat amongst competition in the past couple of months. With the help of Paolo Guerrero and Jefferson Farfán, the Peruvian team will aim for the impossible in Group C, composed of Denmark, France and Australia.

Peruvian fans typically celebrate with lots of music and fireworks, so get ready to see a wonderful sky show in any of the main cities. They also dance to the rhythm of the excitement, and carry the national flag with them at all times everywhere they go. The excitement of returning to the World Cup is so great that the National Stadium of Lima will open its doors for visitors to enjoy watching the national team on three giant screens. Admission is free on Saturday, June 16 at 11:00 a.m. (vs. Denmark), on Thursday, June 21 (vs. France), and on Tuesday, June 26 (vs. Australia).

Like the other teams in this article, Peru was not left behind, and we’ve added a link below to the official song for you to learn and root on your team:


Join the football party and take advantage of your days to have the best possible experiences in South America. Join Daytours4u on visiting the most dazzling tourist attractions in the continent, and discover the characteristics of local culture in each country.

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Romantic Experiences on the Río de la Plata: Carmelo and Buenos Aires, to celebrate Brazil’s Lover’s Day http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/carmelo-buenos-aires-celebrate-brazils-lovers-day/ Tue, 12 Jun 2018 11:00:52 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=12361 In Brazil, the South American giant, any excuse is perfect for celebrating love. While some celebrate with friends and couples on February 14 (Valentine’s Day), July 12th is the exclusive day for lovers in Brazil. But why this day? Unfortunately, we regret to say that it has little to do with affection, because it was [...]

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In Brazil, the South American giant, any excuse is perfect for celebrating love. While some celebrate with friends and couples on February 14 (Valentine’s Day), July 12th is the exclusive day for lovers in Brazil. But why this day? Unfortunately, we regret to say that it has little to do with affection, because it was actually a publicist who, in 1949, had the idea of creating a day on the eve of Saint Anthony of Padua (a saint who is typically prayed to for getting married), to mobilize consumption in the classically low season month.

One of the most original experiences to celebrate this day: the renewal of votes in a tango house / Photo: Adriana Carolina

Although this is a cold origin of “Dia dos Namorados” (Lover’s Day in Brazil), Brazilians are very committed to having a good time with their loved ones, and are eager to prepare authentic surprises to celebrate their commitments. Below you will find some romantic plans to enjoy this day (whether you’re Brazilian or not) by getting to know the beautiful areas around the Río de la Plata, and, best of all, these ideas can be applied all throughout the year for any day that you like, because in South America, we love romance, escapades… love.


Romantic Experiences in Buenos Aires

Almost any activity you do with your partner in Buenos Aires can be considered romantic: from walking down Corrientes Avenue (a recommendation from Fito Páez), to sitting down to have a snack in Café Notable. Now, if what you’re looking for is to have a truly unforgettable experience in the Argentine capital, here are the perfect options:

Attend a tango show and enjoy art together: this is an excellent cultural activity of Buenos Aires. There are options for all tastes and budgets. All tango houses offer the possibility of including dinner in their service, and guarantee a quality show for the public.


– Renew your vows at a tango house: for couples that want to go beyond the average tango night, Daytours4u offers vow renewals next to the tango house Café de los Angelitos. During this magical night, lovers will renew their promises in a special room, and will have a host/hostess that will entertain the gathering, as well as a photographer who will capture this special day. The evening will culminate with a toast, and, if you wish, you may go to the tango show after.

Travel tip: to book our vow renewal service, contact our Customer Service team to find out all of the details surrounding the budget and logistics of the event.

– Dine in an exclusive sail boat on the Río de la Plata: this is the best option for lovers looking for an intimate and exclusive night. There is nothing more romantic to do in Buenos Aires! The service includes a delicious dinner and a wonderful crew consisting of a captain and a sailor. The Río de la Plata is the perfect setting to have a truly unforgettable night.

– Fly in a balloon around Buenos Aires: fly high into the Buenos Aires skies with the person you love the most, and enjoy the best views of the city. This is a hot air balloon ride from where you can see the Argentine pampas at 200 meters up in the air. If you are thinking about making a special proposal (you know what I mean!), then this is the perfect setting. Your beautiful trip will last 45 minutes, allowing you to see the sunrise, and with it, the beginning of the day.

During the hot air balloon ride you will have the best view of the Argentine pampa

Romantic Experiences in Carmelo

The beautiful city of Carmelo, located in Colonia Department of Uruguay, is one of the most romantic places in the Río de la Plata. The wine tastings are the most requested for excursions here, because their wineries are charming, and their wines are very high in quality. Each vineyard is unique, so it is worth discovering the distinctive characteristics of each one.

Wine Tasting at Campotinto Winery: it is one of the youngest wineries in Carmelo, and you will surely hear excellent reviews about it in the city. Even among Argentines, who travel from Tigre (Buenos Aires) to Carmelo by boat, say Campotinto is not to be missed. Here, you will spend a beautiful afternoon with your partner tasting medio y medio and Tannat, accompanied by nuts and bites of cheese.

Taste the most exquisite wines of Carmelo / Photo: Bodega Campotinto

– Wine Tasting at El Legado Winery: this vineyard is one of the most recognized vineyards in the Carmelo Wine Route. Lovers will enjoy touring its extensive fields while discovering the process of making these local wines and then tasting three wines from region, accompanied by an exquisite table of cheeses and cold meats.

– Tasting at the Familia Irurtia Winery: from the start, the experience at this winery is very different from the other two, because in order to get to the vineyard, you have to make a short navigation through the Arroyo de las Vacas. During the tour, you will see the famous Playa Seré, as well as the Río de la Plata and the Paraná. When you reach the Familia Irurtia Winery, whose history in wine production started in 1913, you will tour the vineyard and the wine cellar to finally taste 3 glasses of premium wines, along with a selection of cheeses and homemade breads.

– Carmelo Vineyard Bicycle Tour with Picnic: this is an alternative but equally romantic option. The itinerary includes travelings through part of the Carmelo Wine Route by bike, and enjoying a delicious picnic in the middle of nature. Don’t forget your bottle of wine to celebrate a magical and unforgettable day together!

Travel tip: those that are in Buenos Aires and want to spend a different day on the other side of the river, can book another onetour, Day in Carmelo: Cacciola Wine Route, which includes a roundtrip ticket from Tigre to Carmelo, bus transfers from the port and all throughout the day in Carmelo, lunch, and guided visits to the following wineries: El Legado, Cordano, and Familia Irurtia wine tasting.

If you are looking for a romantic getaway from Buenos Aires, book the day to Carmelo from Tigre

Surprise your partner with the best gift of all: travel! Discover the magic of Buenos Aires, Carmelo, and the rest of South America with the travel experiences offered by Daytours4u. Create an itinerary that suits you, and fall in love with every corner of our continent.

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World Environment Day: Tips on how to be a responsible traveler and contribute to preserving the planet http://www.daytours4u.com/en/daytours4u/world-environment-day-tips-preserving-planet/ Tue, 05 Jun 2018 12:00:47 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=12351 Every June 5, World Environment Day is celebrated. This decision created by the United Nations seeks to create awareness about the protection of the environment that surrounds us, in order to conserve it for future generations. The responsibility that we have for helping our planet must accompany us at all times, especially when we are [...]

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Every June 5, World Environment Day is celebrated. This decision created by the United Nations seeks to create awareness about the protection of the environment that surrounds us, in order to conserve it for future generations. The responsibility that we have for helping our planet must accompany us at all times, especially when we are on vacation and visit the dazzling natural attractions that each landscape offers to us.

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Actively contribute to the preservation of the environment with these useful tips on how to be responsible travelers:

1. When you arrive at your holiday destination, locate the recycling bins. If there are none, make a separation of organic and inorganic material in different bags and then throw them into the corresponding containers when you find them. The most important part is that you never leave your waste.

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2. If you can be more precise when recycling, separate the waste in different bags as follows: plastics (then throw them in the yellow container), paper and cardboard (in the blue container), glass (in the green container), organic waste (in the brown container), and inorganic waste (in the gray or dark green container).

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3. Minimize the amount of waste generated. One concrete way to do this is to reuse plastic bags as much as possible.

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4. Responsibility for consumption is also fundamental. Strive to know the origin and composition of the products you are going to buy, and prioritize those that are respectful towards the environment.

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5. Be extremely careful when you decide to camp in a protected area. If you are going to light a fire, do it only in the places designated for this, respect the indications and rules of the area, carefully read the signs of the national parks, and always walk on the marked trails if they exist.

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Always walk on the marked trails in national parks / Photo: Daytours4u


6. Use public transport, bicycles or even opt for walks to move around the places near your destination.

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To the extent of your possibilities, try to travel by bicycle / Photo: Daytours4u


7. Prioritize eco-friendly tourist activities in each destination that you visit. In this article, you can find the must-see ecological tours to do in South America.

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Select ecological tours like this trek through the Patagonian glaciers / Photo: Daytours4u


8. Do not waste natural resources. Be careful with the consumption of water and electricity.

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9. If you practice diving, do not touch the corals or stand on them. Also do not extract animals from their natural habitat or feed them, as you can seriously damage their health.

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Traveling is one of the most rewarding experiences in life and doing it responsibly is everyone’s task that will allow us to continue enjoying the wonders that surround us. Become a spokesperson for good conservation practices and join more environmentally friendly travelers!

Por: Daytours4u Content Team

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Winter in Rio de Janeiro: 10 must-see activities to enjoy the best of the Wonderful City http://www.daytours4u.com/en/rdj4u/winter-in-rio-de-janeiro-10-must-see-activities/ Wed, 30 May 2018 14:00:20 +0000 http://www.daytours4u.com/en/?p=12332 Rio de Janeiro is a destination to visit at any time of the year. So if you travel the Marvelous City between June and September, you will also have the guarantee of an excellent suntan, since the temperatures usually stay at around 25 °C, and the sea water doesn’t fall below 21 °C. In addition [...]

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Rio de Janeiro is a destination to visit at any time of the year. So if you travel the Marvelous City between June and September, you will also have the guarantee of an excellent suntan, since the temperatures usually stay at around 25 °C, and the sea water doesn’t fall below 21 °C.

In addition to being able to immerse yourself in the delicious beaches of Rio, take advantage of our top 10 activities you can’t miss in Rio to enjoy every day of your vacation.


1) Visit the emblematic sites of Rio in 7 hours

Landing in Rio de Janeiro and not visiting Christ the Redeemer can be considered as an incomplete trip. The Rio Express City Tour is an excellent option for seeing the most outstanding attractions of the city in one day, and after having taken the necessary photographs, you will be able to spend the rest of the holidays resting in front of the sea. With this city tour you will reach the top of the Sugar Loaf, you will go through the Bosque da Tijuca, you will meet Christ the Redeemer, and you will pass through the Sambadrome, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Plaza de Cinelándia.

Cristo RedentorLanding in Rio de Janeiro and not knowing the Christ the Redeemer is synonymous with an incomplete trip / Photo: Daytours4u

2) Travel by jeep in the carioca rainforest

It rains very little during the winter in Rio, so lovers of adventure can tour the Floresta da Tijuca and discover all the exuberance that hides in the heart of the city. Access to this National Park by Jeep allows travelers to see places such as the Cachoeira dos Macacos (Monkey Waterfall); the Mesa do Imperador (Emperor’s Table), the Cascatinha (Taunay Waterfall) and the amazing Vista Chinesa viewpoint, where you get a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro.

Book the Tijuca Rainforest Jeep Tour online


3) Try an authentic feijoada to warm the soul and the body

We have already clarified that in Rio it is not cold during the winter, but the cuisine of Rio de Janeiro defies the 25°C weather with its exquisite feijoada made up of several pieces of pork, and for the bravest, there is the feijoada noble that includes the ribs, ham and other sausages. In the Authentic Feijoada Experience this dish is accompanied by rice, yucca sticks, black beans and orange slices, and is finished off with tasty desserts and typical Brazilian coffee.


4) Discover the fascinating history of the Colonial Era of Rio in Petrópolis

This activity is a cultural classic to do in the surrounding areas of Rio de Janeiro and is a novel excursion that can’t be omitted from the itineraries of curious travelers and lovers of history. In Petrópolis, located 65 kilometers north of Rio, you will see the Mirante do Cristo -a popular viewpoint of the city- the Quitandinha Palace, the Imperial Museum -which used to be the Emperor’s Palac -, the imposing Cathedral of Petrópolis, the majestic Crystal Palace, Relogio das Flores and the city’s chocolate factory.

Book here the Petrópolis Day Tour

Museo ImperialTake a day to go to Petrópolis and learn about the colonial history of Rio / Source

5) Experience the passion of football in the spectacular stadium of the city

Join the shouting in the stands with Rio fans, and be a part of one of the most colorful and euphoric parties in Rio by taking the sports tour which can’t be missed from your itinerary. It’s not necessary to know how the standings of the First Division in Brazil or the Copa Libertadores de América are doing, the only important part is your willingness to enjoy an authentic travel experience and clear your throat for the moments of the goal!

Buy your tickets here to see a Football Match in Rio


6) Go to the Churrascaria Palace and love the delicious carioca gastronomy

If you associate Rio de Janeiro with seafood, you’re right! The Churrascaria Palace is one of the ideal places to enjoy the exquisite oysters and fresh seafood, accompanied by a timely white wine. Those who prefer beef, can order any cut they want, but the jackpot always goes to the bife ancho and the picanha, a very popular cut in Brazil.

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7) Celebrate Carnival even in winter

Being a part of the camera after one of the biggest carnivals in the world is now a reality with the “Carnival Experience” tour. In addition to knowing the history of the samba and the origin of the parades, travelers will discover all the logistics involved in the organization of the samba schools and even wear the costumes of fantasies used by the professionals who give life to this majestic event every year.

Carnival ExperienceEnjoy the biggest party in Brazil all year with the Carnival Experience! / Photo: Daytours4u

8) Renew the love enjoying the sunset in the Sugar Loaf

The sunsets in Rio de Janeiro are indescribable. You have to witness the light show in person to understand why adjectives fall short of narrating their sunsets. Every traveler looking for the perfect place for the best pictures should go up to the Sugar Loaf after noon and find some postcards. It is also the ideal plan for lovers and here is a known fact: it is the perfect place for important proposals!

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9) Attend the Ginga Tropical Show to discover other Brazilian rhythms besides the samba

The nightlife of Rio de Janeiro is diverse and vibrant with the inhabitants of the city. The Ginga Tropical Show is a must-see show of the local culture because the staging brings together the varied artistic manifestations of Brazil. There are Brazilian dances from the African tribes, and also from the Northeast and the Pampas. Finally you will enjoy a presentation that recalls the luxurious Carnival of Sapucaí, along with its fantastic dancers.


10) Spend a whole day in Ilha Grande and Angra dos Reis

There are countless beaches in Rio de Janeiro but the entire Angra dos Reis coast is a must. It is located around the city, so take a day trip to make the most of the time. You will visit the Serra do Mar Valley and the Atlantic Forest, take a boat cruise to tour the islands and stop at Ilha Grande, where you can cool off in the sea.

Ilha Grande BoatDo not stay with the beaches of downtown Rio; travel to your surroundings and get to know Angra dos Reis / Photo: Daytours4u

These are just 10 options to make the most of an excellent vacation in this Wonderful City. However, there are endless activities to explore around the city, including its museums, its attractions and its culture. Go to www.rdj4u.com to learn more about tours in Rio de Janeiro.

By: Keilma Rojas, web content editor of Daytours4u

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