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Discover Rio de Janeiro Iguassu Falls & Buenos Aires

Duration
11 Days
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US$ 2,177

This classic South America trip combines the rhythms and culture of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, joining them with two nights in spectacular Iguassu Falls.


This 11-day trip combines two of the world’s great cities in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, linking them with a visit to Iguassu Falls, arguably the world’s most impressive waterfalls.

Few cities stir the emotions like Rio de Janeiro. The world capital of samba brings together beaches, hopping nightlife, a rich history, and jaw-dropping views that see it dubbed ‘The Marvelous City.’ A city tour takes you through the downtown, where you’ll see the famous Sambodrome, the Metropolitan Cathedral, storied Cinelandia with its many grand theatres, and the National Museum of Fine Arts. A highlight is undoubtedly the Corcorvado, where Christ the Redeemer gazes out over the city. Take the historic cog railway to the summit and snap a photo (arms outstretched or not, it’s entirely up to you). The following day, visit Rio’s other great view, from Sugar Loaf Mountain, reached via one of the world’s first cable car systems. Of course, Rio is a huge city with lots to explore, so you’ll have a full day at leisure to relax, enjoy the beaches, or head into historic neighbourhoods like Santa Teresa and Lapa.

Fly on to Iguassu Falls and spend half a day exploring the Brazilian side. Up to 275 cascades make up Iguassu Falls depending on the season, sending up to 450,000 cubic feet of water over the precipice every second in the wet season. The Brazilian side offers fewer walking tracks, but gives you the most spectacular ‘first impression’ as you look across the gorge at the many falls that make up the Argentinean side. This includes the mighty Devil’s Throat, where several branches of the river crash together 70 metres below the edge. The following day, you’ll go in for an even closer look, from the safety of a viewing platform just above the ‘Throat.’ This is one of a number of walks you can take that show off the beauty of the surrounding jungle, as well as some great close views that are inaccessible from the Brazilian side.

Your next stop is Buenos Aires, a name just as evocative as Rio, though for entirely its own reasons. This is a city ofneighbourhoods, as you’ll discover on a half day tour that begins at the Plaza de Mayo, overlooked by the Casa Rosada and the Metropolitan Cathedral. You’ll see the Colon Theatre, and the famousneighbourhoods of San Telmo andcolourful La Boca (touristy, but fun!). The tour then continues to the posher side of town, taking you through Palermo and Recoleta, including the famous cemetery where Eva Peron and many other local legends are interred. In the evening, return to San Telmo for a spellbinding tango show over dinner. As in Rio, there’s much to discover in Buenos Aires beyond the tourist sights, so take two full days at leisure to explore before flying home.


 

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,177

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Day 1

Rio de Janeiro International Airport to Hotel without Guide

Duration90 Minutes

Windsor Excelsior Copacabana

This property is located right on Copacabana beach in Rio and is walking distance to the shopping district of Zona Sul. The top floor has fantastic views of the beach and the Statue of Christ the Redeemer. The restaurant also has great view of the beach, offers local cuisine, and is known to have the best buffet in Rio. All 233 guest rooms and suites were designed with charm and elegance to give the guests comfort and moments of relaxation.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Windsor Excelsior Copacabana

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    Windsor Excelsior Copacabana



    This property is located right on Copacabana beach in Rio and is walking distance to the shopping district of Zona Sul. The top floor has fantastic views of the beach and the Statue of Christ the Redeemer. The restaurant also has great view of the ...

    This property is located right on Copacabana beach in Rio and is walking distance to the shopping district of Zona Sul. The top floor has fantastic views of the beach and the Statue of Christ the Redeemer. The restaurant also has great view of the beach, offers local cuisine, and is known to have the best buffet in Rio. All 233 guest rooms and suites were designed with charm and elegance to give the guests comfort and moments of relaxation.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna

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Day 2

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.

Duration4 Hours
Day 3

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.

Duration4 Hours
Day 4

Day at Leisure

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

Day 5

Rio de Janeiro Hotel to Rio de Janeiro International Airport without Guide

Duration90 Minutes

Iguassu Falls Brazil Airport to Iguassu Falls Brazil Hotel with Guide

Duration1 Hour

Bourbon Cataratas Convention and Spa Resort

Strategically located on the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, the Bourbon Cataratas Convention and Spa Resort occupies an area of 165 000 square meters. The hotel is close to the main tourist attractions of the triple border such as the majestic Iguassu Waterfalls, with its 295 dazzling waterfalls. The airport is just 20 minutes away from the hotel. All rooms have been specially decorated combining comfort and well-being so as to full fill the demands of a variety of styles.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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Bourbon Cataratas Convention and Spa Resort

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    Bourbon Cataratas Convention and Spa Resort



    Strategically located on the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, the Bourbon Cataratas Convention and Spa Resort occupies an area of 165 000 square meters. The hotel is close to the main tourist attractions of the triple border such as the majestic Iguassu Waterfalls, with ...

    Strategically located on the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, the Bourbon Cataratas Convention and Spa Resort occupies an area of 165 000 square meters. The hotel is close to the main tourist attractions of the triple border such as the majestic Iguassu Waterfalls, with its 295 dazzling waterfalls. The airport is just 20 minutes away from the hotel. All rooms have been specially decorated combining comfort and well-being so as to full fill the demands of a variety of styles.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool

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Half Day Brazilian Falls Only ex Iguassu Falls Brazil Hotels

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 (own expense).

Duration4 Hours
Day 6

Full Day Argentinian Falls with Devils Throat ex Iguassu 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 Iguassu Falls.

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

Duration6 Hours

La Cantera Jungle Lodge Iguassu

La Cantera Jungle Lodge Iguassu is a first class hotel located in the heart of Selva Iryapu Jungle, just 10-minutes from the panoramic Iguazu Waterfalls. The hotel is also close to Punto Iguassu Shopping Mall, Puerto Iguassu Duty Free Shop, and Aripuca. The 30 air conditioned guestrooms at La Cantera Jungle Lodge are all comfortably equipped.

Activities at the lodge include tree-top canopy walking, waterfall abseiling, and jungle races. The outdoor pool is furnished with stylish wicker chairs and the spa offers chocolate therapy.

Meal Plan Continental Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

La Cantera Jungle Lodge Iguassu

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    La Cantera Jungle Lodge Iguassu



    La Cantera Jungle Lodge Iguassu is a first class hotel located in the heart of Selva Iryapu Jungle, just 10-minutes from the panoramic Iguazu Waterfalls. The hotel is also close to Punto Iguassu Shopping Mall, Puerto Iguassu Duty Free Shop, and Aripuca. The 30 air ...

    La Cantera Jungle Lodge Iguassu is a first class hotel located in the heart of Selva Iryapu Jungle, just 10-minutes from the panoramic Iguazu Waterfalls. The hotel is also close to Punto Iguassu Shopping Mall, Puerto Iguassu Duty Free Shop, and Aripuca. The 30 air conditioned guestrooms at La Cantera Jungle Lodge are all comfortably equipped.

    Activities at the lodge include tree-top canopy walking, waterfall abseiling, and jungle races. The outdoor pool is furnished with stylish wicker chairs and the spa offers chocolate therapy.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool - Outdoor

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Day 7

Iguassu Falls Argentina Hotel to Argentina Airport without Guide

Duration1 Hour

Buenos Aires International Airport to Hotels (Downtown) with Guide

Duration80 Minutes

Brick Hotel

Featuring polished marble floors, sculpted wood paneling and ornamented pillars, The Brick by MGallery Collection (Ex Caesar Park) offers impeccable 5-star style and services, a swimming pool and gym facilities. Guests can unwind in the sauna room and stop by the gift-shop. Located in the prestigious Recoleta district, The Brick Hotel Buenos Aires is the perfect place for business meetings, conferences and social events. Characterized by its exquisite cuisine and friendly service, the hotel features 175 elegant and spacious rooms with welcoming and warm decor. Other services include the Agraz restaurant, Tea Lounge, Cheers Bar and La Patisserie.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Brick Hotel

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    Brick Hotel



    Featuring polished marble floors, sculpted wood paneling and ornamented pillars, The Brick by MGallery Collection (Ex Caesar Park) offers impeccable 5-star style and services, a swimming pool and gym facilities. Guests can unwind in the sauna room and stop by the gift-shop. Located in the ...

    Featuring polished marble floors, sculpted wood paneling and ornamented pillars, The Brick by MGallery Collection (Ex Caesar Park) offers impeccable 5-star style and services, a swimming pool and gym facilities. Guests can unwind in the sauna room and stop by the gift-shop. Located in the prestigious Recoleta district, The Brick Hotel Buenos Aires is the perfect place for business meetings, conferences and social events. Characterized by its exquisite cuisine and friendly service, the hotel features 175 elegant and spacious rooms with welcoming and warm decor. Other services include the Agraz restaurant, Tea Lounge, Cheers Bar and La Patisserie.

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Day 8

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.

Duration3 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.

Duration4 Hours
Day 9

Day at Leisure

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

Day 10

Day at Leisure

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

Day 11

Buenos Aires Hotel to International Airport (Downtown) with Guide

Duration80 Minutes

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Buenos Aires city tour
  • Tango show & dinner
  • Visit to Argentina & Brazil side of Iguassu Falls
  • Sugar Loaf, Corcovado & Rio city tour
  • Cultural show & dinner in Rio
  • Meals as indicated

PRICE EXCLUDES: 

  • International and domestic flights and airport taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers on days before or after official start / end days
  • Tours listed as optional
  • Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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20 Aug 2018
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