Passion knows no limits, and we feel passionate about the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, and of course, Iguassu Falls. We want you to see all three special places. Rio is a city defined by its topography between mountains and ocean, providing unforgettable landscapes and stunning views. It has vibrant beaches, amazing food, unforgettable music rhythms and friendly people. Need we say more? And there is no question that Iguassu Falls should be one of the Wonders of the World ,“ 275 cascades spread nearly 2 miles in a horseshoe shape. It is indeed spectacular. Buenos Aires, one of most loved cities in the world, is an inspiration to writers, poets and musicians. The city is a cultural center with many museums and galleries, and its food, wine and tango are legendary. We,™re sure you,™ll love it all too!
- All ground transfers
- 3 nights Rio de Janeiro
- Sugar Loaf and Corcovado tour with lunch
- 2 nights Iguassu Falls
- 3 nights Buenos Aires
- Tango show with dinner
- Daily breakfast
Day 1 – Rio de Janeiro:
Airport meeting and transfer to your selected Rio hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight.
Day 2 – Rio de Janeiro:
Enjoy a half-day tour of Rio and Sugar Loaf. The tour begins with a drive through downtown Rio with a stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral. Continue to Praia Vermelha to take the two-stage cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf, one of Rio’s signature landmarks. This solid granite monolith, standing 887 feet tall, overlooks the entrance to Rio’s harbor and Guanabara Bay. The first stage of the cable car takes you to Morro da Urca (558 feet), where there is a restaurant and a heliport. The second stage takes you to the top for the unforgettable view. Rest of day at leisure. Overnight.
Day 3 – Rio de Janeiro:
Day at leisure to enjoy Rio. Arrange an optional helicopter tour of the city and see this splendid city from the air. A suggestion for the evening would be an optional Rio by Night Dinner and Show. Overnight.
Day 4 – Iguassu Falls:
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguassu Falls. Airport greeting in Foz do Iguassu and transfer to the historic Hotel Das Cataratas for overnight. In the afternoon enjoy a self-guided walking tour of the Brazil side of the Falls located down the hill from the hotel.
(Please note that if the Hotel Das Cataratas is not available, and we have to use an alternate hotel, we suggest adding an optional tour to the Brazil falls.)
Day 5 – Iguassu Falls:
Arrange an optional excursion to the Argentina side of the Falls. Seventy-five percent of the Falls lies on the Argentina side. There are extensive trails and an opportunity for a close-up view of the Devil’s Throat, where 14 separate falls cascade down 350 foot cliffs. Another fun optional tour is the Macuco Safari, a boat tour that takes you to the edge of the Falls where you can watch the water falling from above. Overnight.
Day 6 – Buenos Aires:
Airport greeting and transfer to hotel. Rest of day at leisure to explore this cosmopolitan city. Overnight at your selected hotel.
Day 7 – Buenos Aires:
A perfect introduction to South America’s most elegant capital city, this half-day city tour will show you the highlights of Buenos Aires. The tour first takes you to the city,™s historic center, to the Plaza de Mayo, a lovely plaza with flower gardens and tall palm trees; the scene of many of the city’s historic political events. Surrounding the plaza are colonial buildings of interest: the Casa Rosada (Pink House), the seat of the executive branch of the government; the Cabildo (Town Council) with its historic museum; the Metropolitan Cathedral, which holds the tomb of General Jose de San Martin, the father of Argentine independence. The tour continues down the Avenida de Mayo to the National Congress. This beautiful avenue was constructed to connect the Executive branch of the government to the Congress. (It is an interesting 15 block walk for those who like to explore the city on foot.) Continue along Avenida 9 de Julio, with its 8 lanes, the widest avenue in the world. In the middle of this avenue, in the Plaza de la Republica, the Obelisk rises as a symbol of the city. It was built in 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of the city. Another landmark is the famous Colon Opera House, which brings in the world’s most notable singers and musicians. No tour would be complete without a visit to the picturesque La Boca district, the old port area that reflects its Italian heritage. Continue to San Telmo, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. Originally a center for immigrant settlers, it is a neighborhood of colonial houses and cobblestone streets. On Sundays there is an antique fair in Plaza Dorrego. The area has also has a lively night life as there are many restaurants, bars and tango houses. The tour passes the developing new district of Puerto Madero, and continues through Palermo with its parks, gardens, and elegant residential area, to the sophisticated district of Recoleta, where you will pass the famous Recoleta Cemetery with its ornate memorials, including the tomb of Eva Peron. The tour finishes at your hotel. Overnight.
Day 8 – Buenos Aires:
Day at leisure to explore Buenos Aires. Overnight.
Day 9 – Depart Buenos Aires:
Your personal South American Triangle experience concludes with your private transfer to the airport for your flight home with a lifetime of wonderful memories to keep and cherish.