Head to the Heart of it All
February 22 - March 10, 2013
We start by touring Brasilia, the uniquely planned capital city carved out of a rugged interior. Then cross country through the Cerrado, that 500 million acre frontier that you have all read about, and spend a few days based at the farming town of Luis Eduardo Magalhães in western Bahia state. From raw, uncleared plains, to developed mega-fazendas, you'll be amazed at the progress of Brazilian agriculture in this area in less than 40 years. We tour and talk with the agri leaders who are now growing soybeans, cotton, corn, sugarcane, coffee and a wide variety of crops for export, as well as ranching large cattle operations.
After the first week immersed in the ag scene, you'll be ready for a weekend at amazing Iguacu Falls. Relax at the Bourbon Resort and Spa Hotel between visits to the spectacular Falls, Itaipu hydro dam and attractions in this tropical paradise.
Next, get "Latinized" into Argentine gaucho culture when we fly to beautiful Buenos Aires, the "New York City" of South America. We tour Liniers Stockyards marketing up to 10,000 head daily and are briefed on Argentina's agri scene and rollercoaster economy at the Embassy. Our farmer / crop consultant guides will immerse us in world leading "no till" cropping enterprises, agri-business sites, as well as custom operations and Estancias producing the tastiest pasture-fed beef you've ever eaten. The outdoor Expo-Agro Farm Show is on during our stay so we'll spend a full day there too. Lots of time to get answers to your many questions from the South America farmers themselves. Finally, we return from the Pampas to Buenos Aires for some shopping along Florida promenade and free time before capping off this second week at the incredible Senor Tango Dinner Show. You'll return home with a suitcase full of new ag ideas because this tour will take you to the heart of everything you've heard about South American agriculture.
Or, what about adding on a couple more nights in Colonia, Uruguay. A short ferry trip across the Rio de la Plata lands you at t this UNESCO heritage town and the relaxing Don Antonio Posada within walking distance of unique shops and seaside cafes. Better take advantage of this Add-On tour ...........you may never be this close to Uruguay again.