11 days / 10 nights

  • Buenos Aires
  • Iguassu Falls
  • Rio de Janeiro

Day 1

BUENOS AIRES

Arrival to Buenos Aires. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Claridge Hotel

Day 2

CITY SIGHTSEEING & TANGO SHOW

In the morning Buenos Aires City tour An approximately 3 hours tour that will allow you to discover all de magic of the capital of the Argentina Republic.

You will be able to appreciate de magnificence of the Northern Neighborhood, Palermo and the beautiful of its parks and buildings; the Domestic Airport, just opposite the promenade by the Río de la Plata; the imposing Colón Theatre, one of the five most important opera houses in the world; and the peculiar architecture of buildings such as the Palace of Justice, the National Congress, the Cabildo (Old Town Hall) or the Pink House (Government House).

Old San Telmo, residence of the porteña aristocracy until the turn off the century, the colors of La Boca , picturesque quarter of Italian immigrants, and the area of the port round off this excursion.

In the evening enjoy delicious Argentine cuisine followed by a superb and authentic presentation of the provocative Tango. (B,D)

Day 3

FIESTA GAUCHA TOUR

Today you will learn about the gaucho's life.

The typical landscape of the Argentina humid Pampa, one of the most fertile natural prairies in the world, famous for its meat and cereal production, may be appreciated by the tourist in this tour that includes a reception with "empanadas" (meat pies) and "asado" (roast meat) and good Argentina wines, a show with folk songs and dances and an exhibition of the gaucho's abilities with riding, taming and the use of the lasso.

Return to the hotel after the show.

(B,L)

Day 4

FULL DAY AT LEISURE

A free day to explore the cosmopolitan and historical city of Buenos Aires and really appreciated the diversity and different influences which have made this city what it is today. Take a walk along the riverfront in Puerto Madero and visit the plazas and cafés of Recoleta or Palermo. Florida Streets is a great place to do some last-minute shopping. This evening why not enjoy dinner in one of the fashionable restaurant in the neighborhood of Las Cañitas? (B)

Day 5

BUENOS AIRES – IGUASSÚ FALLS (ARGENTINIAN SIDE)

Transfer to the domestic airport. Flight to Iguassu.

Arrival to Puerto Iguassu airport and transfer to the National Park.

Arrival to the Visitors Center and the Iguazu National Park Entrance. This center receives the visitor with an array of basic services like several snack bars, a restaurant, souvenir shops, toilets, medical attention and an interpretive building with giant panels showing the importance and the biodiversity of the subtropical humid forest. In order to get to the catwalks from where the visitors will see the Falls, you will board a gas-propelled train, that will take you to the upper falls circuit and the Devil's Throat. Tours to the Argentine side of the Falls take place through the lower circuit catwalks, with a duration of one hour and the upper circuit with an approximate duration of 50 minutes. The access to San Martin Island is through the catwalks of the lower circuit. This visit will last 1 ½ hour.

In order to visit the Devil's Throat, the visitor must board the train at the Main Station or at the Cataratas Station, close to the Upper Circuit. For those who love trekking there is the one-kilometer-long Sendero Verde (Green Trail) that connects the Visitors Center to the Cataratas Station and to the Upper Circuit. Once you are at the Devil's Throat Station you will have to walk for 1.100 meters on a flat catwalk built over the Upper Iguassu River. This catwalk crosses several islands where there are snack bars to cater to visitors. Once you get to the end of the catwalks, you will be surprised by a strategic lookout point resting on the side of the gorgeous Devil's Throat.

Transfer to your hotel at Foz Iguassu (Brazilian side, please check if you need visa)

(B)

Superior: Hotel Das Cataratas

Day 6

IGUASSU FALLS (BRAZILIAN FALLS)

In the Morning you will visit the Brazilian falls, which are located in front of your hotel. The view there is spectacular. We can see the Iguassu River and its 4 km large Waterfalls. The Brazilian National park is 1.550 km big and is the bigger of the two Parks.

Your walking tour will take 45 Minutes. In the Afternoon, you will be escorted to the airport to take the flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

(B)

Superior: Windsor Plaza

Day 7

RIO DE JANEIRO

Half Day Sugar Loaf.

Drive to "Praia Vermelha" (Red beach), to take the two stage cable car up to the top of the Sugar Loaf (270m). The Sugar Loaf stands at the entrance to Rio's harbor and Guanabara Bay. The unique design of the Italian made cable car holds 75 passengers and the first stage takes 3 minutes and the second 6. The first stage is Morro da Urca with 170m, an amphitheater, bar and helicopter point. The second stage goes to the top of the Sugar Loaf itself. The Portuguese first entering the bay of Rio in 1500 saw the mountain and called it thus for its resemblance to the loaves of sugar widely used at that time. From the top of the 2 mountains it opens a unique panorama, embracing a view of 360◦, the mountains of the backdrop of the bay, the city and the statue of Christ the Redeemer and the crescent of Copacabana beach. After the tour will be the transfer back to the hotel.

(B)

Day 8

HALF DAY CORCOVADO

Drive to Rio´s elegant residential area of yesteryear´s – the 19th century, its residences, quaint villas and the Naïf Art Museum. The top of Corcovado Mountain is reached by a Swiss-made cog-wheel train taking 20 minutes to reach the top. The Christ the Redeemer statue stands 15 meters from its base and proudly closes the summit at 710 meters. The view at the top of Corcovado is one of Rio´s famous postcards, easily recognized around the world. The ever changing scenarios, the lake, the forest, the beaches, are Rio´s landmarks. (B.)

Day 9

DAY AT LEISURE & RIO BY NIGHT

Today is at Leisure. Discover the city by yourself, but at night you will have a Samba Show on your Program. Enjoy a nice dinner in one of the best barbecue restaurant, where you can try all different cuts of meat as well as a delicious salad buffet. After dinner, have fun and enjoy a great samba show where "mulatas" exhibit the intricate steps of local dances and "batuqueiros" produce a delirium beat from exotic percussion instruments the world most famous mark of samba rhythm. (B,D)

Day 10

JEEP TOUR TO THE TIJUCA FOREST

In this tour, we visit the Tijuca Atlantic Forest, the largest urban forest in the world stopping at the Chinese View belvedere with a magnificent view of the Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, the Guanabara Bay and the Sugar Loaf.

Inside the forest, walk through a trail of easy tracking. During the tour, usually we can see tropical animals like monkeys, monkeys' sloths and exotic birds.

On the way back to the hotel, we stop at the Pepino Beach to watch the hang gliders.

Route:

Pick-up in convertible Jeeps at the hotel – Horto Florestal Road – stop at the Monkeys Waterfall – stop at Chinese View Belvedere – Emperor's Table – stop at Cascatinha Fall – Mayrink Chapel - tracking – Canoas Road – Pepino Beach – return to the hotel. (B)

Day 11

DEPART RIO DE JANEIRO

The Morning is at Leisure. In the Afternoon you will be escorted to the Airport to your flight back home. (B)

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