General

Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires & Rio de Janeiro Duration 8 days

This popular trip takes in the best of Argentina and Brazil by combining a tour of Buenos Aires’ highlights, Iguassu Falls and then Rio, the jewel in Brazil’s crown.

Ideal for time-poor travellers wanting a trip rich in culture and beauty, this 8-day escape takes you to South America’s most popular cities, as well as mighty Iguassu Falls.

Does any Latin American city fire the imagination like Rio de Janeiro? In the shadow of Sugar Loaf and Christ the Redeemer, the home of Samba, delicious churrascaria barbecue, and some of the world’s most famous beaches invites you to party. Enjoy a full day tour including Corcovado Mountain, with plenty of time to explore on your own.

On first sight of Iguassu Falls, Eleanor Roosevelt is said to have exclaimed “Poor Niagara!” Many visitors have had the same reaction since, particularly while staring into the famous Devil’s Throat. Numerous walkways allow you to see this astonishing natural wonder up close, and you’ll spend time on both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides of the Falls, allowing you to enjoy all the best views.

The Paris of the South, Buenos Aires dances to its own rhythm – and we don’t just mean Tango (though you can find that in abundance). This most European of South American cities is yours to explore on a half-day tour of its architecture, art, famously broad avenues and vibrant residential neighborhoods, culminating in dinner and a Tango show.

Day  1 Transfer Rio de Janeiro International Airport to Hotel

Duration: 90 Minutes

Windsor Plaza Copacabana

The Windsor Plaza Copacabana is an ideal place to stay for a leisure or business traveller. The hotel is perfectly located, within walking distance from the beach, cinemas, shopping malls, and theatres. Surrounded by Copacabana’s exciting night life, it offers easy and fast access to downtown (10 minutes), to the domestic airport (10 minutes), and to Rio’s international airport (20 minutes). Guest rooms and suites have been designed to meet the most demanding expectations and provide the maximum comfort for your stay.

Half Day Corcovado

Today, after breakfast, you will explore Rio, Corcovado; just a few of Rio’s many world famous sites.

You begin with a drive through downtown Rio, passing by the Sambodrome, the Metropolitan Cathedral, visit the traditional Cinelandia Square with its many historical buildings, the Municipal Theatre, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts.

From one stunning view to another it is now onto Corcovado to stand at the feet of the immense statue of Christ towering above the city of Rio with open arms.

After taking a cog railway to the summit, it is a short walk through the many stalls selling all incarnations of the statue of Christ where you come face to feet with one of the country’s and world’s most recognizable sites – the Statue of Christ the Redemeer.

From one hand to the other, the statue measures almost 30mts / 98ft. Since it was placed atop the 700mts / 2300ft peak of Corcovado Mountain in 1931, this figure has been one of the most famous symbols of Rio. It weighs 700 tons and is visible night and day from most of the city’s neighbourhoods. With stunning views all over Rio it is a photo opportunity not to be missed and never forgotten. The spectacle is truly incredible.

Duration: 4 Hours

Half Day Sugar Loaf Mountain and City Tour

Today, after breakfast, you will explore Rio, Sugar Loaf; just a few of Rio’s many world famous sites.

You begin with a drive through downtown Rio, passing by the Sambodrome, the Metropolitan Cathedral, visit the traditional Cinelandia Square with its many historical buildings, the Municipal Theatre, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts.

It is then onto the neighbourhood of Urca where one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks sit: Sugar Loaf. The journey to the top is by cable car and 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 in the distance and Copacabana Beach are all on offer.

Duration: 4 Hours

Day 3 Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 4 Transfer from Rio de Janeiro Hotel to Rio de Janeiro International Airport

Duration: 90 Minutes

Transfer from Iguaçu Falls Brazil Airport to Iguaçu Falls Brazil Hotel with Guide

Duration: 1 Hour

Recanto Park Hotel

The Recanto Park Hotel is an ideal place to stay for the leisure traveller, whether you are travelling as a couple or a family there is something for you to do or see. The hotel is close to Omar Ibn Al-Khattab Mosque, Guarani Forest Zoological Park, and Cataratas JL Shopping Mall. Local attractions also include Monjolo Park and Friendship Bridge. The hotel has 195 guest rooms and 5 suites.

Half Day Brazilian Falls Only ex Iguaçu Falls Brazil Hotels

Taller than Niagara Falls, twice as wide with 275 cascades spread in a horseshoe shape over nearly two miles of the Iguaçu River, Iguaçu 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, Iguaçu 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 (own expense).

Duration: 4 Hours

Day 5 Full Day Argentinian Falls with Devils Throat ex Iguaçu Falls Brazil Hotels finishes in Argentina

The tour begins at the Visitor Center where you board the train at 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 Iguaçu Falls.

It is a 70-metre-deep point where several branches of the Iguaçu 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.

Duration: 6 Hours

Grand Crucero Iguaçu

Grand Crucero Iguaçu is a first class hotel in Puerto Iguaçu. The hotel is short walk from the casino. The hotel also features an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre and restaurant.

Day 6 Iguaçu Falls Argentina Hotel to Argentina Airport without Guide

Duration: 1 Hour

Transfer Buenos Aires Domestic Airport to Hotel Pestana Buenos Aires

Duration: 40 Minutes

Pestana Buenos Aires

In the heart of one of South America’s largest and most cosmopolitan cities, the Pestana Buenos Aires offers easy access to all that Buenos Aires has to offer. The hotel is close to the famous Colon Theater, the Obelisk and one of the main business centers in South America.

Day 7 Half Day Buenos Aires City Tour (Downtown Hotels)

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.

Duration: 3 Hours

La Ventana Dinner and Show

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.

Duration: 4 Hours

Day 8 Transfer Buenos Aires Hotel to International Airport (Downtown) with Guide

Duration: 80 Minutes

 

INCLUDED

Prices per person based on 2 people sharing a DBL room, excluding national holidays
Accommodation
Private transfers (air-conditioned vehicle)
All tours as per description with an English speaking guide
Local taxes

NOT INCLUDED

International and connecting domestic flights are not included

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