all the latest on our 2021 Tour
2021: RAIN AG TOUR OF SOUTH AMERICA
POSTPONED UNTIL 2022
The safety of the people touring with us is paramount. It is with that thought in mind, and the current COVID-19 global situation, that we have made the decision to postpone the scheduled 2021 South America Tour until same time in 2022.
We are still working behind the scenes to make this tour amazing. Keep an eye out for updates and other information as it comes to hand.
We are heading to South America and it's unique farming regions in August 2021!
We are really keen to spend some time away with valued clients and consolidate our great relationships even further. We are also keen to encourage those who currently dont do much business to do more and get involved on one of our tours.
As per previous Rain Ag Tours, we will be working on a points system. Basically, this is a simple old-school points system, whereby we ask for your business, and in return, offer you the best price for your commodities and the chance to fund an international tour.
Plenty of our Rain Ag clients have already started accumulating points (we kicked off 1st July 2019).
If you're keen to get on board and help fund your trip through points - here's how it works:
You have to accumulate the points-per-person as follows:
13 NIGHTS | FULLY FUNDED = 1,500,000 points (indicative, per person)
To qualify you will need 150,000 pts (per entity) by 31st December 2020:
Grain = 25 pts per tonne
Cotton = 25 pts per bale
Pulse = 25 pts per tonne
Warehouse = 25 pts per bale
Fuel = 5,000 pts per B-Double
If you haven't produced enough grain or cotton to qualify for the trip - but you'd love to come - we will make a deal that if you do 100% (or close to it) of your commodity business with Rain Ag - you will automatically qualify.
HERE'S THE PROPOSED ITINERARY:
23rd Aug - Fly Australia to Auckland - Buenos Aires
23rd Aug - Arrival Day & Buenos Aires Welcome Dinner
24th Aug - Buenos Aires city tour with dinner at a local restaurant and a local Tango show
25th Aug - Full day trip to Uruguay via ferry, to Colonia where we meet with guide and coach and visit farms and winery. Dinner back in Buenos Aires
26th Aug - Depart Buenos Aires to Tandil. Visit Liniers Market and see world famous Gaucho Cowboy. Farm visit included. Dinner at local restaurant with local farmers
27th Aug - Tandil - meet with local farmer and visit his family farm and enjoy lunch. Visit INTA Tandil after lunch and visit trails to discuss no till operations
28th Aug - Continue travel through the Pampas to Junin, with visit to DONMARIO Seed Breeding Company. Visit to Soya Bean Crushing plant, and on to visit local farmer. Dinner is traditional Argentine BBQ hosted by DONMARIO
29th Aug - Travel back to Buenos Aires and fly on to Iguassu Falls. Tour of the Argentine side of the falls, trip through the jungle by open wagon, a walking tour and boat ride up to the falls
30th Aug - Explore the Brazilian side of the Iguassu Falls and visit Hydro Electric Power Station on the largest dam in Brazil - makes up 95% of Brazil's power. Dinner and show featuring Brazilian music and dancing
31st Aug - Depart by coach into Brazil and the state of Parana. Visit to Apolo Farms with lunch in Cascavel and visit to Coopavel - second largest cooperative in Brazil. Visit to Coopavel Soybean Crushing plant and experimental farm
1st Sept - Visit to Head Office of COAMO - largest grain cooperative in Brazil. Watch a presentation and then visit large scale wheat farm. Visit to machinery dealership for John Deere as well as a local Fertilzer company. After another farm visit, we have a BBQ dinner with one of Brazil's no-till specialists
2nd Sept - Visit to COAMOs experimental station, and then on to visit a local farmer. Afternoon free to wander around Campo Mouroa township
3rd Sept - Depart by coach back to Iguazzu, then flight to Argentina. On arrival visit Cargill Head office, and then a transfer to hotel. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant
4th Sept - Free day to roam around Buenos Aires. Flight back to Australia in the evening
All customers begin accumulating points 1st July, 2019.
July 2020 - Expressions of Interest - All customers who are interested in coming to South America must register an expression of interest with Rain Ag during the month of July 2020. The expression of interest is not binding but will give us a good idea of the interest level.
31st March 2021 - Final commitment - Final date for registered customers to fully commit to the South America tour. For those who decide they are not going to South America, you cease to earn points on this date.
30th June 2021 - Final points counted - Cut-off date for points accumulated.
Make sure that you read through further information relating to the Rain Ag South American Tour in the "Fine Print" - link below.