Take in Rio de Janeiro’s renowned sights and Búzios coastal attractions; explore vehicle-free Ilha Grande and Paraty; listen to samba music in São Paulo; relax at Porto Belo’s pristine beaches; view Rio Grande’s ancient architecture, Punta del Este’s glamorous waterfront, and Montevideo’s contrasting architectural styles; and witness Buenos Aires’ wide boulevard.
DEPART FOR BRAZIL
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Embark 1pm
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Depart 8pm
BÚZIOS, BRAZIL Arrive 8am–Depart 6pm
ILHA GRANDE, BRAZIL Arrive 8am–Depart 6pm
PARATY, BRAZIL Arrive 8am–Depart 6pm
SÃO PAULO (SANTOS), BRAZIL Arrive 8am–Depart 6pm
PORTO BELO, BRAZIL Arrive 9am–Depart 6pm
CRUISING THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
RIO GRANDE, BRAZIL Arrive 8am–Depart 4pm
PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY Arrive 9am–Depart 6pm
MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY Arrive 8am–Depart 6pm
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA Arrive 8am
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA Disembark 8am
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Meet Your Trip Host
Michael Gould is a Professor of Music at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation Department in the School of Music, Theater & Dance and the Residential College (College of Literature, Science and the Arts). Dr. Gould has received international recognition as a performer and scholar in the field of drum set, contemporary percussion performance and pedagogy. He has performed and given clinics all over the world. Michael has released over 100 educational percussion videos through playalongmusic.com. He has also composed and performed music for a wide range of ensembles and venues from the Münich Opera and Ballet to National Public Radio. He has had unique collaborations with engineers, material scientists, painters, poets, dancers, athletes and business professionals. His new book for the iPad– The Drum Diaries is available worldwide through the Apple iTunes store. He is also the music director for Tangente Dance Company in Berlin, Germany. Gould is also a member of the Board of Advisors for the Percussive Arts Society. His latest piece Remember Me was just performed at the Kunsthaus Dahlem in Berlin, Germany and include dance, theater, percussion, electronics, and original artwork. The work has been published by Alternative Press, Ann Arbor, MI. He has also recently worked with Henry Pollack (the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize) on an art installation piece entitled A World Without Ice. The piece focuses on both poles and addresses issues of climate change. Gould is currently the Director of the Center for World Performance Studies at UM. Gould has a passion for biking and has participated in the amateur race L’etape du Tour sponsored by the Tour de France 8 times. He has participated in alumni trips to Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Panama Canal, Antarctica and Cuba. For more information see: www.gouldmusic.com.
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