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- City Tour
- Car with driver
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9 Day Argentina and Brazil Adventure
- Discover San Antonio de Areco
- Visit the Bird Park in Foz do Iguaçu with your local English-speaking guide
- Private off-the-beaten track visit to Favela in Rio
- Traveling up the famous Sugarloaf in a cable car
This trip offers you the chance to discover two of the most dynamic cities in South America: Buenos Aires & Rio de Janeiro. You’ll visit many of the must-see landmarks of the cosmopolitan Buenos Aires. You’ll spend a day discovering San Antonio de Areco and the gaucho’s way of life.
A short flight away, you’ll get to visit a natural wonder of the world located at the borders of Argentina and Brazil: The Iguaçu Falls. This impressive scenery has 257 falls over 3 km. You’ll marvel at the world renowned symbols of the “Cidade Maravilhosa” with Christ the Redeemer welcoming you to the city with open arms and the Sugarloaf Mountain and its gorgeous views.
You'll want to take a stroll on the famous beach of Copacabana with its black and white mosaic pavement in the shape of waves. Finally, catch the sunset from the Arpoador rock on Ipanema beach.
- English-speaking guide at mentioned locations
- Private transportation, except when specified
- Hotels with breakfast
- Lunch and dinner when specified
- Entrance fees to sites when specified
- Visits and excursions when specified
- Round trip International flights
- Domestic Flights
- Airport taxes
- Individual equipment
- Personal insurance
- Samba class in Rio (from $70 USD per/person)
- Dinner in a Churrascaria Restaurant in Iguazu ($65 USD per/person)
- spend the night in Estancia ($375 USD per/person in double room and full pension)
Example Trip to customize
Welcome To Argentina!
Buenos Aires, a cosmopolitan city with European features, is among the 10 most active cities in the world. With arts, culture, theaters, and traditions, the variety will satisfy even the most demanding visitor.
You can visit the 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest in the world, dominated by the Obelisk, a symbol of Buenos Aires. You will pass the Colon Theater, one of the jewels of Argentinian architecture. Then you will arrive at the famous central Plaza de Mayo, next to buildings such as the Casa Rosada or Casa de Gobierno, the Cabildo and the Cathedral.
You will end your day at the picturesque neighborhood of La Boca, and specifically the alley El Caminito, the spot where painters, tango dancers and singers gather.
Explore The Recoleta Neighborhood
You will have a guided tour of the Recoleta neighborhood, characterized by many old colonial houses, often of historical figures, and currently inhabited by powerful Argentine families.
The luxurious Pacifico Shopping Centre, characterized by its 1889 French architecture with vaulted ceilings, is sure to dazzle you. This is one of the most stunning places in Argentina. Later, you will visit Recoleta Cemetery, where many celebrities, writers, and politicians rest. The best known and most revered, even today, is the tomb of Evita Peron, the legendary wife of President Peron.
You continue your day in the Palermo neighborhood, with a stroll in the largest green area in the city, the park Tres de Febrero, inaugurated in 1875, and then return to your hotel.
In the evening you will enjoy a Dinner Show at "Mi Buenos Aires Querido" hall, with a cast made up by the Orchestral Quintet, Tango couples Andean music and a traditional a la cárte menu.
Spend Time On The Gaucho Side
Discover San Antonio de Areco, the most attractive and traditional Argentine pampa town. You will experience one of the last towns in Argentina that jealously guard their customs and keeps their traditions alive, with figure of a gaucho as an emblem of identity.
On the Estancia, you will appreciate the beauty and simplicity of the Pampas nature and learn about the rural life. You can meet real gauchos, and participate in activities such as horseback riding or carriage rides.
You will enjoy seeing the gaucho skills with horses and traditional folk music.
Travel To The Iguazu Falls
Today a private vehicle will transfer you from your hotel to the Buenos Aires Domestic Airport. You will be picked up at the airport and transferred to the site with your English-speaking guide.
There you will travel to the Argentinian side of the park (about 20 minutes). Visit the falls from the Argentina side, from where you will get close to the water, and marvel at the impressive "Devil’s Canyon" under your feet.
Then at the end of the day, you will return to your hotel.
Marvel At The Bird Park
Today, a private vehicle will take you to the Brazilian side of the Iguaçu Park, where you will admire the wonderful panoramic view with your English-speaking guide. The Iguaçu national park, 185,000 acres, was created in 1939 and its ecological reserve is classified as a UNESCO Natural Heritage site.
You will pass hundreds of small falls before reaching the last one, Floriano Fall. From this side, you will have an arresting panoramic view over the "Devil’s Canyon", in front of you. Then you will begin the return towards Foz de Iguaçu.
On the way, you will stop at a bird park (parque das aves), where hundreds of different types of birds from Brazil and other tropical countries are sheltered.
Catch your flight from Foz do Iguaçu to spend the night in Rio de Janeiro.
Tour Magical Rio
Your morning will begin with a city tour with your English-speaking guide. First you will go upn to the Corcovado to see the Christ the Redeemer, the world famous symbol of Rio. Once up there, take time to appreciate the unique and amazing panoramic view of the "cidade maravilhosa" (wonderful city).
You will come back down via Santa Teresa, which once was one of the wealthiest residential neighborhoods of Rio, during the time when the town was the capital of Brazil. All the principal institutions were located there. A walk through this area will give you a taste of its quaint and old atmosphere.
During the trip to Lapa, visit the colored stairs of "Escadaria do Convento da Santa Teresa", decorated by Jorge Selarón. Later, take the cable car to the summit of the Sugarloaf, another symbol of Rio which marks the entrance of the Guanabara Bay. At the end of the day, you'll return to your hotel.
Visit Rio's City Center
Today, you will meet your English-speaking guide for a private visit to Rio’s city center. You'll marvel at the colossal avenue framed with imposing glass buildings next to quaint, small streets with their charming and affordable shops.
In the afternoon, a specialized guide will take you on an "off-the-beaten-track" visit: the favelas. This visit of a few hours in a different reality of Rio will give you a more real and complete view of the life in Carioca.
At the heart of these popular and "lawless" suburbs (the favelas were originally illegal land occupations), Brazilians organize themselves and live in a dignified and solitary manner.
Marvel At The Museum Of Contemporary Art
In the morning, your English-speaking guide will meet you at the hotel. After crossing the President Costa e Silva bridge (over 13 km in length) linking Rio to Niteroi, you will start the visit with a walk near the fort.
Here you can enjoy a great view of the Guanabara Bay with the Sugarloaf serving as its colossal guardian. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC), famous for its original architecture (the work of Oscar Niemeyer, emblematic architect of Brazil due to his participation in the construction of Brasilia).
Finish with a beautiful walk in the Park da Cidade. In the afternoon, you will visit and impressive botanical garden, a source of pride for the Cariocas. Each of the 141 hectares of the park hosts species of the Brazilian and global flora.