10 Day Argentina Tour to Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls and Rio de Janeiro

OVERVIEW

Welcome to Argentina!!

Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is the country’s largest and most important city with over 25% of the total population. A relatively flat and walkable city, Buenos Aires is characterized by its European architecture and cobbled streets lined with outdoor cafes; it’s no wonder that Buenos Aires is referred to as the Paris of the South.

Explore the city’s vibrant neighborhoods with local antique and artisanal markets that offer plenty of bargain shopping. Buenos Aires is known for its high quality leather goods – jackets, handbags, boots, wallets, belts all can be found throughout the city’s shops and markets.

As well represented as leather goods is Argentina’s famous cuisine – beef! The aroma of beef sizzling on an open “parrilla” (barbeque) wafts through the city enticing you to enjoy one of the many quality parrilla restaurants.

Though above all, Buenos Aires is known as the home of the tango. Be sure to enjoy a traditional dinner-tango show and explore the colorful San Telmo and Recoleta neighborhoods.

KEY DETAILS

  • PRICE
  • From $2,850 (USD)
  • TYPE
  • Escorted or Self Guided
  • DATES
  • Your Dates

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Buenos Aires (Private arrival transfer)

Welcome to Argentina!! A private transfer will whisk you to a charming hotel in one of the city’s iconic neighborhoods, such as Recoleta or Palermo. In the afternoon, free time to explore your local neighborhood or take a stroll through the many lovely parks and work up an appetite for your first steak dinner.

Day 02: City tour of Buenos Aires (Breakfast, Guided Tour, Tango Show w Dinner)

Explore the Paris of the South with an expert local guide. This half day tour introduces you to the city’s main sights, such as San Telmo, home to great antique markets; the colorful La Boca area, where sounds of Tango waft through the cobblestoned streets, and chic Recoleta.  In the evening, enjoy a dinner Tango show. Dine on excellent cuisine and sip on delicious Malbec wine as you witness Argentina’s seductive national dance, the Tango.

Day 03: Free Day

Spend some free time explore the city on your own or consider taking a day trip to Tigre, a city of canals and best known for its weekly market, or take the ferry across the Rio Plata to visit Colonia, Uruguay and spend the afternoon exploring the quaint town.

Day 04: Iguazu Falls (Breakfast, Private Transport, Flight)

In the morning you will be picked up by private vehicle and taken to the domestic airport for your 2 hour flight to Puerto Iguazu, gateway to the iconic Iguazu Falls, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Pickup at the airport and private transfer to your hotel or lodge. Your afternoon is free to explore the town or relax.

Day 05: Iguazu National Park – Argentina side (Breakfast, Private Transportation, Guided Tour)

Take a privately guided tour of the Argentine side of the Falls, which provides an up close and intimate view of the falls. A series of catwalks take you out over the numerous waterfalls that make up Iguazu Falls. Not to be missed is the Devil’s Throat, an impressive and thundering waterfall over 100 feet taller than Niagara.

Day 06: Iguazu National Park – Brazil side (Breakfast, Day Trip & Guided Tour)

Travel across the Rio Parana into Brazil (check Visa requirements – U.S. Visitors to brazil need to have visas) and witness the enormity of Iguazu Falls from afar. A series of walkways over various levels allow you to see many of the 275 falls that make up Iguazu Falls. For a real treat consider a helicopter tour over the Falls. Return to your hotel after the tour to prepare for the next day’s departure to Rio (or take an afternoon flight to Rio following your tour of the Falls).

Day 07: Rio de Janeiro (Breakfast, Private Transfer, Flight)

Upon arrival in Rio airport, you will be picked up by a private driver and taken to your hotel located along world famous beaches such as Copacabana or Ipanema. Welcome to Rio! Vibrant, picturesque, steeped in popular culture, Rio evokes many feelings among visitors and will make you want to return.

Day 08: Sugar Loaf (Breakfast, Guided Tour)

Perhaps one of the most iconic landmarks in the world, Sugar Loaf hill juts above the city like a solid sentinel keeping watch over Rio. It also offers spectacular views of the city and legendary beaches. Take the cable car to the 1299 foot summit and enjoy views of Copacabana, Corcovado and Rio city.

Day 9: Corcovado, Santa Teresa and Tijuca (Breakfast, Private Transportation, Private Guided Tour)

Today, a private transfer will take you for a tour to Rio’s other legendary landmark, Corcovado, home to the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Spectacular views from the top of the 2329 foot summit include Tijuca Atlantic Forest (largest urban forest in the world), Sugar Loaf, Leblon and, of course, Rio’s legendary beaches. Next, we’ll visit the Bohemian district of Santa Teresa, famous for its galleries, large houses and Rio’s trolley car.

Day 10: Depart Rio (Breakfast, Private Transportation)

All Roads Lead to Rome!

Another late departure so you can sleep in or take that last photo of San Gimignano before we depart. On our way to Rome we will stop for lunch on your own and upon arrival to Rome we will check into our 4 star hotel located in the heart of the city with almost every major site within walking distance.

Check in and freshen up. In the evening we will go to a local restaurant for a welcome dinner of Roman dishes and wine. After dinner your tour host will take you on a walking tour of Rome by night.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 3 nights Buenos Aires
  • 3 nights Puerto Iguazu
  • 3 nights Rio de Janeiro
  • Transfers as noted in the itinerary
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Tours as noted in the itinerary
  • English speaking guides
  • International or domestic flights
  • Park entrance fee (paid locally)
  • Travel insurance
  • Expenses due to mishaps

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Blake Leiberman

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Blake began his travel career while living in Argentina and has worked and lived in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile.
Blake first visited South America in 1990 and has traveled extensively throughout the continent. Blake currently is an expert in travel to Europe and South America.

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