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
Rio 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.
- AIRPORT PICK UP
On arrival at Rio de Janeiro, you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.
- 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.
- FREE DAY
After breakfast you will have free day for shopping and exploring the city. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.
- BRAZIL FALLS TOUR
After breakfast, you will be transferred from the Hotel to the Airport.
Half day excursion including Brazil Falls Park entrance:
- 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.
- BUENOS AIRES
After breakfast you will be transferred to the Airport.
- 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.
- FREE DAY
After breakfast, you will have a Free day for shopping and Explore Buenos Aires. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
- GOING BACK HOME
After breakfast, you will be transfer to the Airport.
End of our Service
• Return transfer to and from Airport
• Accommodation as described
• Meals as mentioned
• Tours and activities as described in the program
• Drinks and food not mentioned in the program
• Phone calls, laundry service, personal insurance
• Visas, tips and extras