Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls and Rio de Janeiro

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Duration (in days): 9

From: Buenos Aires

To: Rio de Janeiro

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£1,390

Exc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Overview

Combine two sizzling South American cities with some striking natural wonders on this journey from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls and Rio! Beginning in Buenos Aires, take a guided city tour to explore the city’s colourful neighbourhoods and opulent, French-inspired architecture, then watch a stunning live tango performance over dinner. From here, you’ll fly to Iguazu Falls for a full day exploring these dramatic, powerful falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinian vantage points. Next, you’ll fly on to Rio for a few days discovering the city’s culture, beaches and sky-high viewpoints, including the Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain. This trip is a jam-packed week of fun across two countries and two cities you’ll never forget!             

This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements; please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

Highlights

  • Visit two classic cities in one trip: Buenos Aires & Rio
  • Explore the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca in Buenos Aires on a guided tour
  • Catch a stunning live dance show in the capital of tango
  • Admire Iguazu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides            
  • Gaze over Rio from high above at the Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Learn about old Rio with a tour to the historic Santa Teresa neighbourhood
Itinerary

 

Itinerary in brief:

  • 3 nights in Buenos Aires
  • 2 nights in Puerto Iguazu
  • 3 nights in Rio de Janeiro

 

Day 1: Arrive in Buenos Aires     

On arrival at Buenos Aires airport, you will be met and taken to your hotel by private transfer, where you will check in for a 3-night stay.           


Day 2: Half-day city tour    

After breakfast, we’ve included a city tour that will introduce you to the some of the highlights of Buenos Aires including the charming La Boca district with its colourful houses and traditional cafés. This afternoon will be free for you to spend as you wish.        


Day 3: Tango show with dinner  

You have a full day to explore the city again today. This evening you will be picked up and taken to Esquina Carlos Gardel for dinner and to enjoy the drama and passion of a live tango show. After the show, you’ll be driven back to your hotel.  


Day 4: Fly to Iguazu  

You’ll be collected from your hotel after breakfast and taken by private transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguazu. Here, you will be met and driven by private car to your hotel where you will check in for a 2-night stay.   


Day 5: Full day at the falls  

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel today, followed by a full day exploring the majestic Iguazu Falls. We’ve included a tour that visits both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides of the national park so you can appreciate the falls from different perspectives. The Brazilian side offers panoramic views at a distance, while the Argentinian side involves a longer walk beside the falls and the chance to admire the powerful Garganta del Diablo (the Devil’s Throat). At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel.


Day 6: Fly to Rio de Janeiro        

This morning after breakfast you will be met at your hotel by a private car and taken to the airport to catch a flight to Rio de Janeiro. Once you land, you will be met and driven by private transfer to your hotel where you will check in for a 2-night stay.   


Day 7: Half-day jeep tour to Sugarloaf and Corcovado

A fun day awaits today as we’ve included guided open-top-jeep tour to two of Rio’s most iconic sites. You will be picked up after breakfast and taken to visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer that sites on top of the Corcovado. Afterwards, you’ll be taken to Sugar Loaf Mountain and take a scenic cable car ride to the top, for panoramic views over the mountains, bays and houses of Rio. You will be taken back to your hotel around noon to enjoy your free afternoon.


Day 8: Half-day tour to old Rio and Santa Teresa  

This morning you’ll get a glimpse into the Rio of old with this tour to the historical centre and neighbourhood of Santa Teresa and its stately mansions that date from the early 1900s. After the tour you have a free afternoon, so why not head to the Copacabana or Ipanema beach and enjoy a Caipirinha while watching the world go by? 


Day 9: Depart Rio de Janeiro       

You’ll be collected from your hotel today and be taken to the airport by private transfer to connect with your onward travel plans.       

Info

This itinerary can be enjoyed all year round. Do consider the rainy (December to February) and dry (June to July) seasons at Iguazu as this will impact the water level and weather conditions.       

This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.

What's included: 

  • 8 nights accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Return private airport transfers
  • Flights within South America
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees

Not included: 

  • International Flights
  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Any excursions not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
Accommodation

Eight nights in 4* standard accommodation.

Hotels in this category include:

  • Hotel Moreno

  • Saint George

  • Pestana Rio Atlantica
     
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