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Best of Argentina & Brazil

Argentina, Brazil

9 days

Summary

Visit the unmissable highlights that Argentina and Brazil offer! Discover the seductive Buenos Aires on a city tour and explore the in and outs of this fascinating city including the unique Recoleta Cemetery. We encourage you to have some free time to wander in Palermo Soho or take part in a cooking class. A visit to Buenos Aires is not complete without experiencing a traditional Tango show.

Then travel to the mighty Iguazu Falls. These are located on the border between Argentina and Brazil and are particularly impressive from the speedboat! You will have enough time to explore both sides of the falls before continuing to Rio de Janeiro.

Your guide will take you on a tour of Sugarloaf, Corcovado and the main highlights of Rio de Janeiro. However, you will also have free time to stroll down Ipanema and Copacabana Beach in beautiful Rio de Janeiro.

There is so much more to see in Argentina and Brazil such as Brazil’s colonial trail, Patagonia or Argentina’s wine region. So if you have more time to travel, give us a call, and we can help you put together the perfect trip for you!

Highlights

  • City tour of Buenos Aires’ main attractions
  • Tango Dinner & Show at El Querandi
  • 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 El Querandi. This 1920’s Art Deco building was a meeting point for artists, writers and students during the 1960s and now houses one of the city’s great ‘tanguerias’. You’ll be treated to a fantastic dinner and then sit back to watch the spectacle of Argentina’s favourite dance. At the end of the show, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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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