Three distinct South American icons presented with luxury hotels and unique flair. With never more than 16 guests and experienced guides, you'll explore both sides of Iguassu Falls and enjoy our specially arranged sightseeing in sophisticated Buenos Aires and beautiful Rio de Janeiro.
Our prices start from5,399 LAND ONLY
9 Days • GUIDED • 11MealsOperated Tour
- 8 nights accommodation
- Including the only hotel located inside Brazil's Iguassu National Park
- Services of a trip leader
- All on-tour transportation and related fees, including on-tour flight
- All gratuities are included, except for your trip leaders
- Airport transfers (Restrictions apply)
- 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinners
Day 1 - Enjoy Your Free Extra Night In Buenos Aires
Guests arrive in Buenos Aires today and will be met at the airport and chauffeured to our hotel to enjoy their complimentary pre-tour overnight in the heart of Argentina's alluring capital.
Day 2 - Enjoy your extra day in Buenos Aires
After breakfast, guests have this day to relax and explore as they wish in this sophisticated and friendly city. Our other travelers will be arriving today.
Day 3 - Get To Know Buenos Aires
The Argentine capital is a rich mosaic of Spanish, Italian, German and French influences - in its cuisine, architecture and the spirit of its residents. With our expert guide, you'll explore this delightful city including the elegant Plaza de Mayo; it's the oldest public square in town and has been the scene of many significant and historic events. You'll also see City Hall, an impressive Colonial-era landmark, and tour the Metropolitan Cathedral with its grand interior and lavish Rococo-style altar. Adding a unique twist to this morning's city tour, your guide will offer fascinating insight, relating each of these landmarks to the colorful life of Eva Peron. In the afternoon, you'll delve into the city's vibrant arts scene in the leafy and upscale Palermo district – filled with colorful murals and vibrant street art. This evening, enjoy dinner and the Tango show at La Ventana, a venue famed for the passion and skill of its dancers and musicians.
Day 4 - Charming San Telmo
Begin your sightseeing in La Boca, the colorful and historic neighborhood where the Tango was born. It's situated along the waterfront and retains a strong European ambiance thanks to the area's early settlers, many of whom came from the Italian city of Genoa. The homes and buildings are colorfully painted, there's always music to be heard, and street performances of Tango are a regular occurrence! Then continue to San Telmo, where the weekly San Telmo Antique Fair hosts more than 250 vendors. Mingle with residents who are out to shop and to enjoy the impromptu performances of dance and theater that make this one of the capital's liveliest events. San Telmo has also emerged as a gastronomic hub making this a terrific place for lunch. Today, you'll also visit Zanjon de Granados. Discovered in 1986 and dating to the 1700's, this unusual subterranean architectural site encompasses a network of tunnels and cisterns that have been carefully reconstructed and lit, offering a fascinating look into the earliest days of the city.
Day 5 - Fly To Iguassu Falls
After breakfast, we'll take you to the airport for you included flight to Iguassu Falls, where you'll be met and escorted to the luxurious Belmond Das Cataratas, the only hotel located inside Brazil's Iguassu National Park. Then join our naturalist guide to explore along the park's well-maintained trails, hitting all the best vantage points here on the Brazilian side of Iguassu. Later, if you wish, you can continue exploring on your own, even after the park has closed to other visitors!
Day 6 - Mighty Iguassu Falls
To complement yesterday's sightseeing of Iguassu's Brazilian side, you'll set out with our guide this morning for a full-day tour focusing on the prime vantage points on the Argentine side of these mighty cascades. At the famed Devil's Throat Cataract, the thundering waters and towering mist often create thousands of rainbows suspended in mid-air. The vegetation is lush and there are multiple trails to explore the different angles and unique viewpoints. Whereas the Brazilian side offers a wider, more panoramic view, today's sightseeing immerses you in the Falls' environment and will make you feel like you are a part of this remarkable force of nature.
Day 7 - Iguassu To Rio De Janeiro
After breakfast, you'll be taken to the airport for your nonstop flight to Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival, you'll be warmly greeted and escorted to your hotel. Retreat to your luxurious oceanview room overlooking one of the world's most famous beaches.
Day 8 - Out & About In Rio
After breakfast, join your engaging native-born guide to explore the important landmarks and natural wonders of this sophisticated and exciting city. Your sightseeing begins at the Sambadrome where Brazil's famed Samba schools compete during Carnival. Then tour the Metropolitan Cathedral; designed by Edgar Fonesca, its soaring angular silhouette was designed to evoke ancient Mayan pyramids. Inside, you'll behold beautiful stained glass windows that soar more than 200 feet to the building's apex. Next up, a thrilling 2-stage cable car takes you up Sugarloaf Mountain for amazing views over Rio and its dramatic backdrop of sea, mountain and sky. Then ascend Mt. Corcovado to gaze in awe upon the 100-foot tall statue of Christ the Redeemer and to enjoy the views over Rio. For lunch, savor traditional Brazilian barbecue at a local churrascaria.
Day 9 - Depart Rio
You'll be escorted to the airport today for your onward journey.
2022 Tour Dates
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land and on-tour flights only, based on January 13, 2022 travel date. Single supplement from $1,900. International airfare is additional. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Save an extra $600 or more per couple ($300 or more solo) when you pay in full at booking..
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AAA Complimentary Inclusion: Complimentary pre-night, breakfast & transfer in Buenos Aires
Member Benefit: $115 per person savings
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