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ARBR23- From Buenos Aires to RIO (11 nights)

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ARBR23- From Buenos Aires to RIO (11 nights)
ARBR23- From Buenos Aires to RIO (11 nights)
ARBR23- From Buenos Aires to RIO (11 nights)
ARBR23- From Buenos Aires to RIO (11 nights)

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This tours offers a perfect combination of stunning nature, big city life and tropical flavor. Visit two of South America’s most beautiful and vibrant cities, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro and also enjoy a beautiful natural wonder that borders both countries, the Iguazu Waterfalls.

The tour begins in Buenos Aires where you can explore the glamorous capital of Argentina. After, you will ride a night bus to arrive at the awesome Iguazu Waterfalls. When you have finished enjoying the natural wonder and tropical weather, you will again take a bus to reach the heart of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, and the last stop of the tour. Here you will enjoy all the sights, sounds and great party atmosphere Rio has to offer.
 

Highlights:

-Experience a tango Show with dinner

-Explore the streets of Buenos Aires

-Discover the Iguazu falls, from Argentina and from Brazil

-Wander the roads, beaches, “morros” and jungle of Rio de Janeiro, from Copacabana to the “Cristo Redentor”

Age range: 3-99 years old

Season: all year round

Counties visited: Argentina – Brazil

Travel Style: Independent  - All our trips are independent style (not group tours)

Trip Level: For all levels of fitness

Beware of visa needs (Argentina and Brazil)

 

 

ITINERARY

 

DAY 1: Buenos Aires

Arrival to Buenos Aires. Regular transfer from Ezeiza International Airport. Check in at selected accommodation.

DAY 2: Buenos Aires

Breakfast. 9 am City Tour:  Discover the beauty and wonders of Buenos Aires, see the National Congress, The Metropolitan Cathedral next to the Government House in May Square area. Visit the Colon Theater, one of the most important opera houses in Latin America and San Telmo, traditional neighborhood where Tango performances can be seen in many bars and restaurants. Stop at La Boca colorful neighborhood, which was seat of immigrants - mainly Italians - and now home of some artists.

Enjoy Palermo, an area that combines its architecture and history with entertainment and amusement in its green spaces. Finally, La Recoleta, an exclusive and elegant neighborhood where the famous cemetery is found.

Free afternoon.

DAY 3: Buenos Aires

Breakfast. Free Day. In the evening (8 pm), Tango show with dinner: In the very heart of Buenos Aires, this refurbished historic "conventillo" is a classic building of the porteño culture. A Tango Show is a trip to older times.

Professional artists will show you their best art, singing songs and dancing typical pieces, musicalized by the best tango orchestras. The show consists of several parts in which you can appreciate 2 tango orchestras, a folkloric group, dancers and singers.

DAY 4: Buenos Aires-Puerto Iguazu

Breakfast and check out at 11 am. In the evening, departure to Puerto Iguazú by bus.

DAY 5: Puerto Iguazu

Arrival in Puerto Iguazu at about mid day. Transfer to selected accommodation and check in.  Free day.

DAY 6: Puerto Iguazu

Breakfast. 8 am Full Day Excursion to the Falls, Argentine side:  This Tour take will you to visit part of the Iguazú National Park. It preserves 67.000 ha. of giant trees, vines and ferns living with multicolored butterflies, birds and mammals, all of them part of the rich local flora and fauna.

The park was declared Natural World Heritage in 1984, due to its scenic beauties and the great biological diversity of the subtropical jungle. The famous falls are in the heart of this Park.

You will start the visit at the Local Museum and  continue the Tour along  the Lower  Trail, from where you can see the " Two sisters Falls", the "Bossetti Fall", the "Hidden Fall", a panoramic view of "San Martin island " and the "Union Fall".

Later you walk the Upper Trail shifting along walkways located above major falls up to the majestic "San Martin Fall” from where you have a panoramic view of the Brazilian falls.

Finally, you go with the Train of the Jungle up to "Devil's Throat" station. From there, after 1,000 meters walk along the catwalks, you will reach the spectacular "Devil's Throat", where the Iguazu river expresses itself with all its strength and the falling water gives the illusion of magic rainbows.

DAY 7: Puerto Iguazu

Breakfast. 8 am Excursion to the Falls Brazilian Side, half day: Your guides take you to visit the wonderful Iguazu Falls, on the Brazilian side, from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Argentine water falls

You will get close to "Floriano", "Deodoro," and "Benjamin" waterfalls, and the walkways lead you also to "Santa Maria Falls." (Beware of visa needs if going to the Brazilian side, eg: Australia, USA, Canada, China, etc)

DAY 8: Puerto Iguazu – Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast. 11 am: Check out. Transfer to Puerto Iguazu Bus Station to take the overnight bus to RIO.

DAY 9: Rio de Janeiro

Arrival to Rio. Accommodation and free evening.

Day 10: Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast. Big Dude Rio de Janeiro Full Day Tour. All of Rio de Janeiro best sights in just one packed day. Details:

From 9:00 am to 10:00 am: Hotel pick-up by mini-bus

11:00 am Stop at São Conrado to watch the hang gliders land on the beach.

11:30 am Stop at Tijuca Forest for a walk around the park to experience a real rainforest.

12:15 pm Drive through the Tijuca Forest towards Christ the Redeemer.

12:40 pm Stop at Christ Statue for a visit to the top (ticket included).

14:15 pm Drive to Santa Teresa for a lunch break (not included), followed by a walk around the neighborhood

15:30 pm Drive to Lapa for a visit to the colorful steps “Escadaria Selaron”, made famous by Snoop Dog in his music video “Beautiful”.

16:30 Drive back to hotel with the option of a drop-off at Sugarloaf

Day 11: Rio de Janeiro.

Breakfast. Free day to chill out, visiting the beach or getting started to visit a “Balada” (night club)

Day 12: Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast, check out and transfer to Rio International Airport.

 

Included

 

  • 3 nights Accommodation  in Buenos Aires at selected basis with breakfast.
  • Ezeiza International Airport pickup in shared shuttle service.
  • Buenos Aires City Tour AM or PM 3 hours
  • Tango Show with Dinner and Drinks.
  • Bus from Buenos Aires to Iguazu OW
  • 3 night Accommodation in Puerto Iguazu (Argentina) at selected basis with breakfast.
  • Puerto Iguazu Bus Station pickup and drop off
  • Full Day Tour to the Falls, Argentine Side
  • Half Day Tour to the Falls, Brazilian Side
  • Bus from Puerto Iguazu to Rio de Janeiro
  • 3 nights accommodation in Rio de Janeiro at selected basis with breakfast
  • Big Dude Tour in Rio de Janeiro (Full Day City Tour of this amazing city)
  • Rio de Janeiro International Airport drop off.

 

Not Included:

 

  • Transfers to Buenos Aires Bus Station.
  • Entrance fee to Iguazu National Park Argentine side (aprox 25 USD per person)
  • Entrance fee to Iguazu National Park Brazilian side (aprox 25 USD per person)
  • Rio Bus Station pick up.
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Towels, in case of Hostel Dorm Room
Destination

Buenos Aires

The city of Buenos Aires, one of the most important Latin American cities, is a great cosmopolitan and many-sided metropolis. This city astonishes the tourist with its evident universal influence.

It is the capital of the Argentine Republic and the vital bond of the nation.

 How to access?

To access to the downtown from the airport there is an option to take a shuttle to the hostel where you will stay. Book here Hostel Shuttle.

As long as European arquitecture is concerned, many streets recall those of Paris.

Its numberless museums, exposition and comference centres, art galleries, cinemas and theatres with national and international spectacles of high quality, are witnesses of its important cultural life.

The Colon Theatre, one of the most important lyrical theatres in the world, is seat, together with some other scenaries, of an intense musical activity that comprises all genres including, of course, the famous and typical Tango; besides, the city is frequently visited by orchestras, groups and soloists from all over the world.

Financial, stock-exchange and economical seat of the country, Buenos Aires is the main port of the nation. It has an intense commercial activity, reflected in numberless shops of the main worldfamous branches, shop centres and commercial shoppings.

Its nightlife is quite varied and extends up to the ealy hours. Discos, restaurants, cafeterias and many other attractions for all tastes are spread all around the city offering the tourist a large number of options.

Its accomodation capacity ranges from luxurious 5 stars hotels belonging to international chains up to modest lodgings, including all the hostel levels.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Try an Asado Argentino (Argentine BBQ)
  • Enjoy a day at the countryside learning our country traditions
  • Go to a Tango show, Milonga or take tango lesson
  • Enjoy the city doing a Bike City Tour
  • Go dancing and enjoy all night till dawn
  • Wander the streets of Buenos Aires finding out of sales books
  • Meeting friends in one of the famous Buenos Aires Cafes

TRANSPORT IN BUENOS AIRES

• Buses: The bus (colectivo) is a fast and inexpensive means of transport to travel over the Capital. There are more than 180 lines going through the city and providing connection with all districts in the Greater Buenos Aires. The service is available at regular intervals. Sometimes, streets may be blocked in the downtown area due to traffic jams. The ticket is sold on the bus and only coins are accepted. Hours: Bus service is available all day long but its frequency decreases after 12 am.

• Subways: This is the fastest and easiest way to reach your destination. The six subway lines (commonly known as “subtes”) are connected with the main avenues and railway and bus stations, and converge upon downtown, the main tourist and hotel area. Maps showing the subway lines in different colors may be obtained at the ticket offices located in every station. Information boards showing each line routes and transfer stations between lines are available in all stations. These connections that allow passengers to use more than one line are called “combinación”. The service runs Mondays through Saturdays, from 5 am to 10 pm, and Sundays and holidays from 8 am to 10 pm.

Taxis: They can be requested by phone or you may call them on the street. Radiotaxis (provided with radio systems) are considered safer. There is a great number of taxis in the city – getting a taxi near the tourist areas is easy at any time of day or night. Usually, you will wait for no longer than a few minutes. Taxis can be easily recognized by their colors – black and yellow. In addition, a red light on the taximeter indicates that they are available.

• Remises: They are a sort of limo service that you request by phone to the numerous agencies spread out in the city. These cars are not identified with a special color. The  total fare varies according to the kilometers covered and time elapsed.

• Trains: If you want to visit areas outside the Capital such as the Delta or neighborhoods distant from downtown, the railways provide an affordable service. Several lines allow access to the center of the city.

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Iguazú

Situated in the northeast of Argentina, Puerto Iguazú City is 300 km away from the Capital City of the Province - Posadas City - and is the city that borders on Brazil and Paraguay through the concourse of Paraná and Iguazú Rivers.

Being a touristic place, it provides with the greatest spectacle of water and forest ever existing on Earth - the imposing Iguazú Falls - in guaraní language "Big waters".

This region has a humid subtropical climate without dry season, with temperatures ranging from 20º C to 33º C in Summer while Winter is mild and nice. It is important to mention that due to the high degree of humidity the rain diminishes thermic amplitude and causes clouds increase.

Topographicaly speaking, Puerto Iguazú is located in a plateau with red rocky land due to the melaphyre decomposition rich in iron and having cliffs covered by humus favouring the growth of an exuberant forest.

To get to this charming city and one of the most wonderful sceneries in South America one can do it by plane arriving at Iguazú International Airport 17 Km away from the city centre.

Coming from Brazil and Paraguay one can cross "Tancredo Neves International Bridge".

Among the most chosen activities, the tourist goes on excursions to Iguazú National Park -Natural Heritage to Humanity by UNESCO- visiting 275 waterfalls and getting to know the exotic flora and fauna.

In the city, there are different places to visit such as "Mbororé" and Natural Sciences Museums, Tres Fronteras Boundary Stone and the International Casino.

From Puerto Iguazú, one can go on excursions to Ciudad del Este (East City) -Paraguay- where there is an important crafts and electronics fair, as well as on excursions to Brazil in order to get a different view of the falls.

Puerto Iguazú is a place where nature , in its greatest beauty expression, will amaze the tourist for sure.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ride in a speedboat under the Falls
  • Explore the jungle and discover its secrets
  • Flow through the jungle giants doing Canopy
  • Abseil down a cascade in the middle of the forest
  • An adventure day in the brazilian side
  • Try Mate ice cream
  • To visiting the Wanda gemstones site
  • Itaipú Hydroelectric Factory, located in the border of Brazil and Paraguay
  • To visit La Aripuca theme park
  • A tour around the beginnings of American history: the "San Ignacio Miní" Jesuit mission
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Río de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is the must-see of Brazil. This cosmopolitan city has a lot to offer. See the archs of Lapa, sit on the Selaron staircase, listen to some bossa nova on Ipanema´s bars (maybe you are lucky and have the chance to hear Garota de Ipanema), relax on Copacabana beaches, do some sightseeing on Downtown, enjoy the nature on Tijuca Rainforest national park, or take some pictures for your social media in the Christ the Redemeer or Sugar Loaf.

 

Highlights

  • Enjoy the views from the base of the Christ the Redemeer
  • Watch a Brazilian football match in a bar with locals or even better, in the Maracana
  • Listen to a bossa nova
  • Dance in a balada
  • Try Brazilian coffee in their ancient coffees
  • Sit on Selaron staircase
  • Enjoy the ride in the telepheric of Urca morro
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