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Brazil and Argentina Tour: Rio de Janeiro + Iguazu Falls + Buenos Aires

Brazil & Argentina Tour: Rio + Iguassu + Buenos Aires
JYA8B
8 NIGHTS
FROM £1,195
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Brazil and Argentina Tour Rio de Janeiro Iguazu Falls Buenos Aires

Discover South America on this shared Brazil & Argentina tour that starts in spectacular Rio de Janeiro, ascending Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car & taking the cog rail to the enormous statue of Christ the Redeemer. Then fly to the mighty Iguazu Falls & visit vibrant Buenos Aires, with its tango & gaucho culture. All specified transfers & sightseeing included, but not flights. Departs monthly. Min 2/max 20.

Brazil and Argentina Tour Rio de Janeiro Iguazu Falls Buenos Aires
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Brazil and Argentina Tour
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Tour, Rio de Janeiro
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Sugarloaf Mountain
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Christ Statue, Corcovado
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Copacabana Beach
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Iguazu Falls
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Buenos Aires Tour
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San Telmo
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Recoleta Cemetry
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Tango Show
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Brazil and Argentina Tour
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Tour, Rio de Janeiro
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Sugarloaf Mountain
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Christ Statue, Corcovado
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Copacabana Beach
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Iguazu Falls
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Buenos Aires Tour
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San Telmo
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Recoleta Cemetry
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Tango Show
Day 1
You will be met at Rio de Janiero Airport and transferred to your hotel  in this iconic city - famous for its magnificent setting and enormous statue of Christ the Redeemer looking down from Corcovado Mountain - one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
 
Rio is also home to the magnificent Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and Barra da Tijuca beaches and known for its samba and bossa nova dancing, carnivals and music festivals.
Day 2
Today your group tour starts with a half day tour of Rio de Janeiro, known locally as Cidade Maravilhosa (the Marvellous City').
 
After a tour of the downtown area, we stop at the huge Metropolitan Cathedral (Cathedral of Saint Sebastian), built in the form of an ancient Mayan pyramid. We then walk through Flamengo Park, the largest public park in Rio, to one of the most famous symbols of the city - Sugarloaf Mountain.
 
You will travel all the way to the top in two cable cars. The first cable car takes us to Urca Hill, a vantage point with beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. The second cable car takes us all the way to the top, with wonderful views over Copacabana beach, Santa Cruz fortress and the beaches of Niterói.
 
We return by cable car and transfer back to your hotel, with your afternoon free to explore more of Rio independently.
 
Note: On escorted group tours please note that for operational reasons it is sometimes necessary to substitute one hotel with another of a similar quality.
Day 3
Today enjoy a half day tour to one of the world’s most famous landmarks.
 
We start by boarding the cog train from Cosme Velho Station to Corcovado Mountain. Enjoy the steep 20-minutes train journey through the dense Atlantic rainforest of Tijuca, with wonderful views of the lush tropical vegetation, and scenic landscapes of the city and its beaches below. Disembark and climb the steps or take the escalators to the base of the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer - one of the 7 wonders of the modern world - and enjoy its spectacular 360 degree panoramas.
 
After descending by cog train, we drive past some of Rio's famous beaches - Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana - before you are dropped off at your hotel, with afternoon at leisure.
Day 4
Transfer to Rio de Janeiro Airport for your onward flight.

You will be met at Foz do Iguacu Airport and transferred to one of the greatest waterfalls in the world, regarded as one of Latin America's most awe-inspiring sights.
 
The mighty Iguazu Falls, whose name means "Great Waters", straddles the border between Brazil and Argentina - although almost 80% of the falls are on the Argentinian side. It is situated in a huge tropical rainforest that has been declared a World Heritage Site, with countless flora and fauna species.
 
On arrival enjoy a tour of the Brazilian side of the falls, with panoramic views of the nearly 2-mile (3 km) cliff edge. We take an elevator down to the base of the waterfalls and stop at different viewing points. The volume of water flowing over the falls varies greatly depending on seasonal rainfall, but the falls are a spectacular sight at any time of year. The waterflow is highest between October and March, with the heaviest rains from December to February, when many trails are closed.
 
Afterwards we transfer across the border to our hotel on the Argentinian side of the falls.
Day 5
Today enjoy a half tour of the Argentinian side of the incredible Iguazu Falls.
 
Comprising approximately 275 separate cascades, the falls form a curtain of foaming water that crashes over a vast granite amphitheatre and into the jungle below. Resembling a reversed letter "J", most of the Iguazu River plunges down through an area known as The Devil’s Throat, with the rest spreading out over a wide shelf that splits into hundreds of different waterfalls.
 
There are a series of walkways that lead above, below and behind the falls, with breathtaking views. You can also hope to see monkeys, toucans, parakeets and other wildlife in the rainforest.
 
Note: Take rain gear, as you will get wet visiting the Argentinian side of the falls.
Day 6
Transfer to Puerto Iguazu Airport for your onward flight.

You will be met at Aeroparque Airport in Buenos Aires and transferred to your hotel in this sophisticated city, situated on the estuary of the Río de la Plata - the 'River of Silver'.
 
Check in and relax in this capital of Argentina, known for its wonderful architecture, tango dancing and rich culture, including the highest concentration of theatres in the world.
Day 7
This morning join your small group tour and enjoy a half day tour of the highlights of Buenos Aires. This cosmopolitan city has been influenced by the many immigrants who have formed it, and offers beautiful architecture, history and culture.
 
We visit the chic residential neighbourhood of Palermo, with its elegant mansions surrounded by spacious parks and glamorous Recoleta, where you can visit the famous cemetery where Eva Peron is buried, with its rich architecture (pay entrance fee locally). Next to the cemetery is the church of Our Lady of Pilar, the Recoleta Cultural Centre that was originally a convent and the Palais de Glace exhibition centre.
 
We also visit the historic Plaza de Mayo, the political and cultural centre of the city. Here you can see the Pink House (Presidential Palace), the Pyramid de Mayo and Metropolitan Cathedral. We continue down Avenida de Mayo, with its wide avenues and spacious green areas, past the Obelisk to the neighbourhood of San Telmo, one of the oldest in the city with cobbled streets and colonial houses. Every Sunday an antiques fair takes place here around the Plaza Dorrego. This vibrant area is the centre for most of the tango parlours, restaurants and bars of the city.
 
Going further south, we visit the Italian port neighbourhood of La Boca with its famous football team, colourful houses in Caminito Street and many 'cantinas' (small restaurants). Also the trendy modern neighbourhood of Puerto Madero, where the old piers have been converted into upmarket offices, apartments and restaurants with views of the Rio de la Plata. Here the tour will end, allowing you to explore more of this fascinating area independently, before making your own way back to your hotel.
 
In the evening you will be collected for a Tango Show. Born in the brothels of the city amongst a racial mix of Gauchos, Italian, Spanish and African immigrants, this dance and its music originated as a combination of Cuban and Spanish rhythms, with some polka and African beat. Enjoy the show and included dinner, including mouth-watering Argentinian beef and Malbec wine.
Day 8
At leisure to explore more of Buenos Aires independently.
 
Alternatively enjoy a full day optional excursion to Santa Susana Ranch to admire the skills of the Argentinian gauchos (cowboys) who live in these fertile pampas grasslands about 2-hours from the city. With a distinctive culture that combines their European and Native American heritages, gauchos play an important role in regional cultural tradition - including folk songs, dancing and equestrian shows of traditional gaucho skills, such as ring races, 'cuadreras' (horse races) and 'entrevero de tropillas' (horse games).  
 
Note: The ranch is closed on Mondays.
Day 9
Transfer to Buenos Aires Airport for your flight home.