Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu and Buenos Aires

“Tour into the famous cities in Brazil and Argentina”

Tour duration: 8 nights

Prices from: US$1012 per person

Tour code: 112GTSD

Overview

112GTSD copyRio de Janeiro was founded in 1565 by the Portuguese. Later, in 1763, it became the capital of the State of Brazil until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, Carnival, samba, bossa nova, and balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. In addition to the beaches, some of the most famous landmarks include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf Mountain with its cable car; the Sambódromo a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums. Foz do Iguaçu is the city where is located The Iguacu Falls. It’s on the border of Argentina and Brazil and consisting of approximately 257 individual falls over 2.7 km (1.7 mi) were chosen as one of the “New Natural Seven Wonders of the World.” Also, Foz do Iguaçu is home of the Itaipu dam, the world’s largest hydroelectric plant in power generation. With 20 generator units and 14,000 MW of installed capacity, it provides approximately 17% of the energy consumed in Brazil and 75% of consumption in Paraguay. Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina. The city is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata. Buenos Aires is the most visited city in South America (ahead of Rio de Janeiro) and the second most visited city of Latin America (behind Mexico City). Also, it is known for its European-style architecture and rich cultural life. Buenos Aires defines itself as a multicultural city, being home to multiple ethnic and religious groups. Also, several languages are spoken in the city in addition to Spanish, contributing to its culture and the dialect spoken in the city and in some other parts of the country. This is because in the last 150 years the city, and the country in general, has been a major recipient of millions of immigrants from around the world, especially from Europe, Asia and Latin America, making it a melting pot where several ethnic groups live together and being considered as one of the most diverse cities in Latin America.

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Itinerary

Day
1

- AIRPORT PICK UP

On arrival at Rio de Janeiro, you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.
Free Night

2

- SUGAR LOAF TOUR

In the morning, you will be driven to Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: Sugar Loaf. You’ll travel all the way to the top by cable car. The first able to take us to the rail, a vantage point 5 meters high for which already grants beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. From this stage, the second step, you will be able to go up to the top. You’ll enjoy splendid views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and several beaches of Niterói. In the end, you will ride the Cable car back down and return to your hotel. Overnight in Rio. Free Night.
Meals: Breakfast

3

- FREE DAY

After breakfast you will have free day for shopping and exploring the city. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.
Meals: Breakfast


OPTIONAL
Rio by Night School of Samba
A samba school is a club or dancing school. They practice and often perform in huge square-compounds (“quadras de samba”) devoted to practicing and exhibiting samba, an African-Brazilian dance. The schools have a strong community basis and are traditionally associated with a particular neighborhood. Rio is called Samba City (Cidade do Samba). It’s because it has the best Carnaval and also, the numerous Samba’ Schools. The most important event is Carnaval and each school’s parade may consist of about 3,000 performers or more, and the preparations, especially producing the many different costumes, provide work for thousands in Brazilian society. The resulting competition is a major economic and media event, with tens of thousands in the live audience and screened live to millions across South America.

4

- BRAZIL FALLS TOUR

After breakfast, you will be transferred from the Hotel to the Airport.
On arrival in Iguacu, you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel.

Half day excursion including Brazil Falls Park entrance:
In the afternoon, you will see the Brazilian side. The National Park has an area of 185,000 hectares, arriving at the Visitor Centre, is entered by the Portal Access individually, where the capacity of the park is controlled. Then a coach that starts the walk in the park and leads to the beginning of the runways whose route is 1,200 meters path on the Iguacu River Canyon addressed. At this point the route has a panoramic view of Argentine scenary for taking pictures. Advancing the tour, the Iguacu River canyon is observed, the Salto Rivadavia and Three Musketeers, amongst others. Towards the end of the tour – up to the lower lookout Garganta del Diablo at this point is about 200 meters away. This wonderful scenary is further enhanced by the ongoing formation of rainbows. The tour ends near the Salto Floriano, where an elevator is used by older persons with different capabilities, which raises directly to the parking level of coaches. The other alternative is to use the path that leads to the same meeting point. Return to Hotel. Overnight in Iguacu. Free Night
Meals: Breakfast

5

- ARGENTINA FALLS TOUR

After Breakfast, around 08:30am, our guide will bring you to the Argentinean Falls. The park was created in 1934 with the main aim to protect the majestic Iguacu Falls. In 1984, UNESCO declared this place a Natural World Heritage due to the beauty of the scenery and the biological diversity in this subtropical rain forest. The visit to the Iguacu National Park can be done via 3 circuits and on catwalks, best known as Lower Path, Higher path and the Devil´s Throat Path. The Lower Path is a 1,200-metre-walk (0.8 miles) that gives a great view of the majority of the rapids and falls from a front and lower point of view. The distances range from a bird’s eye point of view of The Devil’s Throat together with several Brazilian rapids, to spectacular close-ups to other falls. This walk has some high difficulty level due to the number of steps along the way. (Approximate duration: 2 hours). The Higher Path is a 1,300-metre-walk (0.9 miles) that will raise every visitor´s adrenaline level because of the vertigo of being at the edge of some waterfalls. This walk has breathtaking scenery  from a cliff-point outlook and this is the less effort demanding walk of the three traditional ones. No steps along the way. The Devil’s Throat has to be accessed via the Ecological Jungle Train, and everyone must get off at the stop named after this waterfall. From there, there is a stroll along the catwalk which is a winding path that goes around the islands for 1,100 meters (0.7 miles) and ends in the large balconies located on the edge of falls. There are no steps along the path. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Iguacu. Free Night.
Meal: Breakfast

6

- BUENOS AIRES

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Airport.
On arrival at Buenos Aires, you will be assisted and transferred to your Hotel. Overnight in Buenos Aires. Free Night
Meals: Breakfast

7

- BUENOS AIRES CITY TOUR

Your tour starts at Avenida 9 de Julio, passing by Teatro Colon (the most important Teatro Lirico of Argentina), and Obelisco. Then, we’ll go to the Ave. De Mayo until the building of the National Congress in the Plaza de Mayo, the Cathedral, the Government House and the Cabildo (Buenos Aires civic centre). Continuing the journey, we will go to the South’s area and the traditional San Telmo Don tango. After, we will visit the colorful La Boca and Caminito Street Museum. Going to the northern suburbs, we will start visiting the Puerto Madero, Retiro and the exclusive residential area of Palermo. Finishing your journey, our guide will show you the elegant cafés and restaurants in the Recoleta’s neighborhood. Overnight in Buenos Aires.Free Night.
Meals: Breakfast

8

- FREE DAY

After breakfast, you will have a Free day for shopping and Explore Buenos Aires. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Meals: Breakfast


Optional:
SIERRA PARENT-BALCARCE MUSEUM FANGIO:
Your Journey will start at 65 km west of Mar del Plata. In the crossing will be able to see landscape of hills, farms and learn a little bit about the Argentine’s folklore. When you arrive at Balcarce city, one of the most important papero centres in Argentina; our guide will cross a prominent Research Centre, the National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA). There, you can find an earth station satellite communications. Also, you will pass by the quarries that supply the city with the famous stone used in the construction of homes. Continuing your journey, you will visit the Museum of Motoring. It’s a museum of motor racing cars, dedicate to Formula One driver Juan Manuel Fangio. There, you can see all his prizes, cars, his history and the progress of the automotive industry. After your tour in the museum, you will visit the Fangio’s family home. There you can appreciate a workshop of mechanics’ secrets and Motorsport. Finishing your tour, we will enjoy the city of Sierra de los Padres. It was reached in 1746 by Spanish Jesuits and they founded the “Mission of Our Lady of the Pillar volcano”. They founded the area inhabited by peoples of various ethnic groups, called pampas or Serrano. Jose Hernandez stayed there for more than 10 years and he is responsible for the greatest work of traditional Argentine’ literature. Return to Hotel.

9

- GOING BACK HOME

After breakfast, you will be transfer to the Airport.
Meals: Breakfast

End of our Service

Inclusions

Included:
• Return transfer to and from Airport
• Accommodation as described
• Meals as mentioned
• Tours and activities as described in the program

Not Included:
• Drinks and food not mentioned in the program
• Phone calls, laundry service, personal insurance
• Visas, tips and extras

Dates

DatePriceAvailability
Daily departuresUS$1012

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