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Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires & Rio

From $4699 $506 taxes

This air-inclusive South America tour includes the continent’s two most popular city destinations, plus one of its most impressive natural wonders. Explore Rio, Buenos Aires, and magnificent Iguassu Falls.

This 10-day, air-inclusive trip starts in Rio de Janeiro before going on to spectacular Iguassu Falls and Buenos Aires for the ultimate introduction to Brazil and Argentina.

Rio de Janeiro fires the imagination like few other cities. Enjoy an all day tour that takes you to the city’s best known peaks, the Corcovado – home to Christ the Redeemer – and Sugarloaf Mountain. Take in the spectacular views of ‘The Marvelous City,’ then dive into the ‘real’ Rio, which has shaped Brazilian culture since the 16th century. See the Sambodrome, the strikingly modernist Metropolitan Cathedral, and several of the city’s key cultural buildings including the National Library and National Museum of Fine Arts. Rio is a huge, complex city with much to explore, so you’ll enjoy a full day at leisure to enjoy the parts of it that interest you. Alternatively, just relax on Copacabana or Ipanema Beach.

Fly on to Iguassu Falls, which spreads across two miles, straddling the border between Brazil and Argentina. Start on the Brazilian side, where a short trail gives you the best panoramic view of the falls, most of which are on the Argentinean side of the Iguassu River. The stats are impressive – 450,000 cubic feet of water plunge over the threshold every second – but not quite as impressive as that first glimpse across the river. Follow the path all the way up to the Devil’s Throat, a 70 metre drop where several branches of the river converge. Cross to the Argentinean side the following day and see it up close, exploring more of the beautiful protected park that surrounds the falls.

Travel Best Bets Package Includes

  • Round trip airfare to Rio de Janeiro and return from Buenos Aires
  • Domestic air between Buenos Aires and Iguassu Falls to Rio de Janeiro
  • 9 night guided vacation
  • 9 nights 4 star accommodation (details in itinerary below)
  • 9 meals – 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner (details in itinerary below)
  • English speaking guides
  • Highlights: Buenos Aires City tour, Visit to both Brazil and Argentinian side of Iguassu Falls, Rio city tour including Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Airport transfers and transport
Jan 8, Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4, Jun 8
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Itinerary

Day 1 – Depart North America

Day 2 – Arrive Rio de Janeiro

On arrival into Rio you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Accommodation: Coap Sul Hotel

Day 3 – Rio de Janeiro

Taking a cog railway to the summit it is a short walk through the many stalls selling all incarnations of the statue to arrive at the country’s most recognizable site and yet another world icon, the statue of Christ the Redeemer. With stunning views all over Rio it is a photo opportunity not to be missed and never forgotten.

You begin with a drive through downtown Rio, passing by the Sambodrome, the Metropolitan Cathedral, in pyramid form, with internal diameter of 96 meters and height of 80 meters. Visit the traditional Cinelandia Square with the many historical buildings, the Municipal Theatre, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Visit the neighbourhood of Urca where one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks sit: Sugar Loaf. The journey by cable car is made in two steps. The first cable car takes passengers to Urca Hill which is 215 meters high and from where one can have a beautiful view of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge and Corcovado Hill. It is then onto the Sugar Loaf itself where panoramic views of downtown Rio, the city airport, Christ the Redeemer I the distance and Copacabana Beach are all on offer.
Meals:  Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Coap Sul Hotel

Day 4 – Rio de Janeiro

Today is free to relax at your hotel, on Ipanema Beach, take a shopping tour, round of golf (not included in the trip price) or to simply walk the streets of this world famous city.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Coap Sul Hotel

Day 5 – Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu Falls

On arrival into Iguassu Falls, Brazil, you will be transferred to your hotel where the remainder before enjoying an afternoon tour of the falls.
Accommodation: Hotel Viale Cataratas

Day 6 – Iguassu Falls

Taller than Niagara Falls, twice as wide with 275 cascades spread in a horseshoe shape over nearly two miles of the Iguassu River, Iguassu Falls are the result of a volcanic eruption which left yet another large crack in the earth. During the rainy season of November – March, the rate of flow of water going over the falls may reach 450,000 cubic feet (12,750-metres cubed) per second.

These matter of fact details do nothing to describe the grandeur of the falls, the tremendous amount of water (an average of 553 cubic feet per second) thundering down 269 feet, the tropical location and the sheer beauty that led Eleanor Roosevelt to say, “Poor Niagara.” Four times the width of Niagara Falls, Iguassu Falls are divided by various islands into separate waterfalls.

Today is spent on the Brazilian side of the falls. The optional Macuco Safari and or the helicopter ride above the falls – available ONLY on the Brazilian side of the falls – are highly recommended (not included in the trip price).
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Viale Cataratas

Day 7 – Iguassu Falls to Buenos Aires

After breakfast, you cross into Argentina (VISA REQUIRED) and head to the tour begins at the Visitor Center where you board the train at the Central Station, some 400 metres away from the main gate. The train travels along Sendero Verde (Green Trail) finishing at Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) Station, the starting point of your journey. You will walk via the catwalks out and over the river, finally reaching Devil’s Throat, the apex of the mighty Iguassu Falls.

It is a 70-metre-deep point where several branches of the Iguazu river converge, causing a violent but spectacular sight.

You will return to the station and re board the train to the Visitor Centre, and then to the start of the Upper Trail Walk. The Upper Circuit is a half-hour walk along a 1200- metre trail, with a low degree of difficulty and no stairs, which takes you deep into the jungle and over the precipice of the many falls on the Argentinean side.

Later in the day you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Two Hotel Buenos Aires

Day 8 – Buenos Aires

Enjoy the highlights of the city such as the impressive National Congress, Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Spanish colonial period city hall, the Cabildo. You will see the famous Colon Theatre one of the best Opera Houses around the world. Next, tour the traditional and historic San Telmo neighborhood. After that, stop at La Boca neighborhood, first settlement for the Italian immigrants, where you will enjoy the colorful architecture.

Continue your tour, passing by Puerto Madero on the way to Palermo the largest residential neighborhood of the city in which you are going to enjoy the Palermo Parks, City Zoo and the Planetarium. Finally, go to Recoleta, the most elegant neighborhood of the city with its famous cemetery, boutiques, gourmet restaurants and side walk cafes.

Tango (the dance with the stop Baille Con Carte) is one of the most fascinating of all dances. Originating in Spain or Morocco, the Tango was introduced to the New World by the Spanish settlers, eventually coming back to Spain with Black and Creole influences. Enjoy this spectacle with a tasty dinner.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation: Two Hotel Buenos Aires

Day 9 – Buenos Aires

Today is free to explore the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Two Hotel Buenos Aires

Day 10 – Depart Buenos Aires

You are transferred to the airport for your onward travels or return flight home.
Meals: Breakfast

 


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