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Best of Argentina & Brazil

Argentina, Brazil

9 days

Summary

Visit the unmissable highlights that Argentina & Brazil offer! Discover the seductive Buenos Aires including a Tango Show, visit the amazing Iguazu Falls & stroll down Ipanema and Copacabana Beach in beautiful Rio de Janeiro.

Highlights

  • Time to explore Buenos Aires on your own
  • Tango Dinner & Show at Esquina Carlos Gardel
  • Full day to explore the Argentine side of Iguazu falls
  • Half day Brazilian falls tour
  • Full day city tour of Rio with Corcovado & Sugarloaf
  • Traditional Brazilian BBQ lunch
  • Time at leisure in Rio de Janeiro & Buenos Aires to explore at your own pace

ITINERARY

Day 1 Buenos Aires

Upon arrival at the Buenos Aires Airport, you will transferred to your hotel with the remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 2 Buenos Aires

Depart on a half day tour of Buenos Aires, known as the “Paris of the Americas” with its strong European influence. A city of grand architecture, beautiful parks, wide avenues and wonderful walks. The tour takes in the most important monuments and sights of the city, including Plaza 25 de Mayo, the Government House (La Casa Rosa) and City Hall, the old neighbourhood of San Telmo, the eclectic neighbourhood of La Boca and the portside district of Puerto Madero. The tour finishes in Recoleta, home to the famous Recoleta Cemetery where Eva Peron is buried. Return to your hotel.

Day 3 Buenos Aires

Day at leisure to relax and explore. This evening you will be taken for a Dinner & Tango Show at the renowned Esquina Carlos Gardel; named after Argentina’s most celebrated tango icon. Enjoy the superb Argentinian cuisine in an exquisitely decorated art nouveau dining room as you watch tango artists perform this sensual dance.

Day 4 Buenos Aires/Puerto Iguazu

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Puerto Iguazú; on arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 5 Iguazu Falls/Puerto Iguazu

After breakfast we depart on a full day tour of the Argentina side of the Iguazú Falls. From the Visitor’s Centre we take a train on a 15-minute journey up to the ‘Cataratas Station’. We walk along the Upper and Lower trails of the Iguazú National Park to get a closer look of the 275 falls and of the amazing variety of ferns, orchids, begonias, birds and butterflies. Continue by train to ‘Garganta Station’ and from there you will descend 1200 meters to the Devil’s Throat balcony, to share one of the greatest shows on earth. Return by train to the Visitor’s Centre & transfer back to your hotel. Option to add Speedboat to the falls & 4WD truck ride in the jungle

Day 6 Puerto Iguazu/Rio de Janeiro

After breakfast we will cross the Tancredo Neves Bridge to explore the Brazilian falls. Walk along the paths inside the park and see the imposing Bozzeti Falls across the border. The path continues to the spectacular lookout over the Garganta del Diablo, or Devils Throat Falls, just 150m away. At the end of the path, you have the option of boarding a panoramic elevator for an even greater view of the surrounding scenery. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel, located in the famous seaside suburb of Copacabana!

Day 7 Rio de Janeiro

Depart on a private full day tour of Rio de Janeiro with lunch included. The tour begins with a drive along the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon to the station to ride the scenic cog railway to the base of the 125-foot tall statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain. The train ride takes 20 minutes and is a wonderful chance to experience the lush tropical vegetation of the Tijuca Forest. Disembark at the top of Corcovado and marvel at the breathtaking view before descending it by train to head to a churrascaria restaurant for a traditional bbq lunch.
After lunch, continue the tour through downtown passing by Rio’s traditional and historical sites. This afternoon’s highlight will be the cable car ride to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain for a 360 degree view of Rio including the Guanabara Bay & its famous beaches. Continue to downtown Rio and visit the City Palace, Candelaria Church, Saint Sebastian Cathedral, Lapa Arches, Municipal Theatre, National Library, Fine Arts Museum and the Sambadrome, site of Rio’s famous Carnival parade.

Day 8 Rio de Janeiro

Day at leisure to relax and explore. Consider a trip to the beautiful Botanic Gardens, a tour through the surrounding forest and spectacular peak of Pedra de Gavea or a boat trip across Guanabara Bay to the Museum of Modern Art in Niteroi.

Day 9 Rio de Janeiro

Transfer to the airport for your flight or ask us about extending your trip to Pantanal or Salvador.

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