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  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Duration:  8 days (approx.)
Journey from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro for seven fabulous nights, stopping to explore the spectacular Iguassu Falls and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Paraty along the way! Soak up the historical and cultural riches of South America's east coast as you marvel at Iguassu Falls from both Brazilian and Argentinean sides, then stroll the white beaches of Paraty and explore the refreshing waters of the bay. Your journey ends in Rio de Janeiro, where you'll visit the famous Corcovado mountain and more! Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.


  • 7-night tour from Argentina to Brazil
  • Enjoy a walking tour through Buenos Aires neighborhoods and taste fabulous Argentinean cuisine
  • Gaze in awe at the thunderous Iguassu Falls for two spectacular days
  • Stroll through colonial streets in charming Paraty, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and cruise to nearby islands in the gorgeous bay
  • Step foot on Corcovado for incredible views of Rio and Guanabara Bay
  • Be immersed in the lively cultures of Argentina and Brazil
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a personalized experience with a knowledgeable guide

What You Can Expect

7-Night Best of Argentina and Brazil Tour: Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls, Paraty and Rio de Janeiro

Visit Iguassu Falls

This quick-paced adventure offers a taste of two South American countries and their zest for life – from the sultry rhythms of Argentine tango to the sensuous Brazilian samba. Pick up a few phrases of Spanish and Portuguese as you explore cultural and natural landmarks in several great cities and small towns. Enjoy a mix of scheduled activities and leisure time to create your own itinerary with plenty of additional options!

Your 7-night tour includes one-way airfare from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu, and from Puerto Iguazu to Sao Paulo. Enjoy 3-star accommodation in hotels and locally run pousadas (guesthouses), as well as a one-way shared transfer from the Buenos Aires airport to your hotel.

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Day 1: Buenos Aires (D)
When you arrive in Buenos Aires, a tour representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Be sure to eat lunch in time for a group orientation at midday, followed by your first planned activity. (Ask hotel reception for information regarding the location of your important meeting.)

In the afternoon, embark on a guided walking tour to see some of the city’s top sights before dinner out with your small group. Follow your guide along the cosmopolitan streets as you visit city landmarks and sample local fare along the way. Meat lovers will enjoy world-renowned Argentinean steaks, while those with a sweet tooth will delight in alfajores – caramel cookie-like treats.

Afterward, you may want to step foot inside one of the many dance clubs and watch the Argentine tango unfold before your eyes (own expense). You’ll discover outstanding cuisine plus a thriving nightlife in this fantastic city, which mixes European style with Latin flair.

Overnight: Hotel San Antonio 372 or similar in Buenos Aires

Day 2: Buenos Aires (B)
During your second day in Buenos Aires, you’re free to continue exploring the city on your own. Visit some of the eclectic neighborhoods, each with its own distinct style: Browse elegant boutiques or head to San Telmo for a weekend antiques market, see artist displays in La Boca or explore the ornate cemetery of Recoleta. Optional activities (own expense) include a coastal train ride, a soccer (football) or polo game, or a tour of Tigre.

Overnight: Hotel San Antonio 372 or similar in Buenos Aires

Day 3: Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls (B, D)
Fly to Puerto Iguazu, a relaxed and friendly Argentinean town and gateway to the impressive Iguassu Falls. On your first day, visit the Brazilian side, which offers a grand panorama of the falls – a series of 270 cascades stretching nearly one mile (3 km) across and descending 260 feet (80 meters) – wider than Victoria Falls and higher than Niagara Falls!

Take in breathtaking sights and listen with awe to the deafening roar of the mighty Iguassu, meaning 'Great Waters' in the indigenous Tupi-Guarani language. Your guide will tell your small group the folk legend of the fall’s origin – including the fate of a beautiful girl and her mortal lover who were chased down the river by a jealous serpent god.

After a day enjoying the splendor of the falls, return to Puerto Iguazu to rest, spending free time by the pool at your locally owned accommodation. In the evening, your guide will either cook or take your small group out for a traditional Argentinean asado (barbecue).

Overnight: Hotel Alexander or similar in Puerto Iguazu

Day 4: Iguassu Falls (B)
Visit the Argentinean side of Iguassu Falls, where you can spend the entire day walking along the many paths around the park. Admire the tropical flowers, vivid butterflies and misty rainbows that add to the magic of this must-see destination. Or, choose an adrenaline-pumping adventure (each optional activity at own expense): take a Zodiac boat ride past the waterfalls on Rio Iguaçu, ride a truck through the rainforest or enjoy a helicopter ride over the top of Iguassu Falls!

Overnight: Hotel Alexander or similar in Puerto Iguazu

Day 5: Puerto Iguazu – Paraty (B)
Take a mid-morning flight (approximately 1.5 hours) to Sao Paulo, where you’ll transfer with your small group by minivan to Paraty, a well-preserved UNESCO World Heritage-listed town, originally settled by the Portuguese in 1531. During the five- to seven-hour drive (depending on traffic), be sure to have your favorite book and music on hand to entertain you.

When you arrive in Paraty, a former port town located on the coast between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, settle in at your accommodation – a locally owned pousada conveniently situated near the Historic District with its cafes and restaurants. After a full day in transit, discover the charm of the colonial buildings and cobblestone streets, where horse and cart are the only traffic, set against a backdrop of misty hills – you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back in time!

Overnight: Pousada Cabore or similar in Paraty

Day 6: Paraty (B, L)
Awaken early in the morning to enjoy a couple of hours of free time exploring the pedestrian-only streets of Paraty at high tide, some partially covered in seawater. Stroll down the lanes and admire Paraty’s boutiques, art galleries and flourishing courtyard gardens before returning to the hotel in time for a boat trip.

Then, cruise to some of the loveliest islands in the beautiful Bay of Paraty and enjoy a simple lunch aboard the boat with your small group. Spend your day relaxing as you sunbathe or swim in the clear, temperate waters.

Overnight: Pousada Cabore or similar in Paraty

Day 7: Paraty – Rio de Janeiro (B)
After breakfast, board a public bus or minivan with your guide and small group, and transfer to your final destination, Rio de Janeiro. Set against the radiant green of Guanabara Bay, and surrounded by the slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado, the metropolitan coastal city is affectionately referred to as the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ (Marvelous City).

Upon arrival in Rio in the afternoon, settle in at your 3-star hotel, located between Copacabana and Ipanema for easy access to both beaches. Your guide will take your small group to visit the open-armed Christ the Redeemer, the world’s largest art deco statue, which stands 98 feet (30 meters) tall atop the granite ridge of Corcovado in Tijuca Forest National Park. From here, admire lovely panoramic vistas of the cityscape and Guanabara Bay below.

Overnight: Hotel Bandeirantes or similar in Rio de Janeiro

Day 8: Rio de Janeiro
As there is no itinerary planned for your final day, you can depart at any time from your accommodation; although checkout time is at noon, you can arrange luggage storage at the hotel.

Your guide can help you choose from a variety of optional activities, including a soccer game at Maracana Stadium, a samba show or a favela tour. Consider remaining in Rio for one or two days after your trip. Ride to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car or simply relax on the white sand beaches. You’ll find plenty to see and do in this irresistible city – from mountains to rainforest to sea!
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