Buenos Aires to Rio 9 days: Discover the highlights of two of South America’s most amazing cities, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. Explore the historical “Paris of the South” city that never sleeps before leaving Buenos Aires to experience the spectacular cascading Iguacu/Iguazu Falls that border Argentina and Brazil. Take in the surrounding areas of Rio de Janeiro before ending the journey in the beautiful city itself.
Buenos Aires to Rio: Day 1: Arrival in Buenos Aires
You are transferred to your hotel and have the rest of the day free to explore or relax. Why not sample some of Buenos Aires’ famous nightlife?
Buenos Aires to Rio: Day 2: City Tour, (D)
Today we take a tour of Buenos Aires, to serve as an introduction to the city’s features, history, architecture, culture, inhabitants, anecdotes, and secrets.
The tour explores the busy centre, including the Plaza de Mayo, where the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace is located; the aristocratic North, including Recoleta Cemetery, best-known for holding Eva Peron’s grave; and the working-class South, such as the famous La Boca and San Telmo districts, heartland of the Tango.
The evening is spent admiring the mighty Tango and Argentinean folk music as we have dinner at one of Buenos Aires’ most well-regarded shows.
Buenos Aires to Rio: Day 3: Tigre Delta Cruise
Today, we drive North West out of Buenos Aires to the popular, riverside town of El Tigre. Here we take a cruise through the leafy waterways of the Tigre Delta, which flows into the River Plate, the widest river on earth dividing Argentina from Uruguay.
We return to Buenos Aires in the afternoon.
Buenos Aires to Rio: Day 4: Puerto Iguazu
Transfer to the airport after breakfast for your onward flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu, Argentina for the next part of the journey, where you will be picked up from the airport.
Upon arrival, we visit the Brazilian side of the Falls. At certain points, we are surrounded by 260 degrees of waterfall, all within a spectacular jungle setting.
We return to Argentina to our hotel overnight.
Buenos Aires to Rio: Day 5: Iguazu Falls
We spend the day on a tour of the Argentinean side of the Falls. Here you can ride the Rainforest Ecological Train, then wander the many walkways that get you right up close to the deafening roar of the awe-inspiring Garganta del Diablo – Devil’s Throat!
We return to the hotel where we spend the night.
Buenos Aires to Rio: Day 6: Foz do Iguazu – Rio De Janeiro
Transfer and return to Foz do Iguazu, Brazil, for your onward flight to Rio de Janeiro.
Arrive at Rio de Janeiro airport and transfer to your hotel. Famed for its breathtaking beauty, Rio is undoubtedly one of the most attractive cities in the world. Rio’s temperate climate makes it even more enticing, attracting people to perennial favourites such as: Corcovado mountain, where the statue of Christ the Redeemer stands proudly, arms outstretched and watching over the city; Sugar Loaf mountain offering stunning views of Rio; and the characteristic beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and São Conrado.
Buenos Aires to Rio: Day 7: Rio: Full day Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Tour: (L)
Today we visit the city’s most famous attraction, the Christ the Redeemer Statue, picked as the 7th wonder of the modern world. The statue is some 710 metres above sea level on the Corcovado Mountain. The panoramic views of the city from the base of the statue are absolutely incredible. The ascent is by vehicle through the Floresta de Tijuca National Park – the largest urban flower park in the world. The tour includes a panoramic trip through Rio de Janeiro, visiting the Sambodrome, the Metroploitan Cathedral and the Museum of Fine Art, as well as the Cinelandia Square and the Municipal Theatre.
After lunch at a typical churrasquería the tour continues with a great trip along the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, and Leme (with a chance to stop and take photos) before arriving at the Sugar Loaf Mountain in the middle of the Guanabara Bay. The ascent of this 395 metre mountain is done in two stages, and the views are amazing.
Buenos Aires to Rio: Day 8: Rio: Free Day
Free day in Rio de Janeiro to relax at the beach or explore on your own. There are also a number of great optional excursions we could arrange for you, including a Tropical Islands tour.
Buenos Aires to Rio: Day 9: Rio: Airport Transfer
Buenos Aires to Rio 9 days journey comes to an end, we transfer you to the airport or bus station for your onward journey or linger a little longer in Rio.
Itineraries may change if unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels, hotels may also vary from those stated on the itinerary pages due to availability or seasonal blackouts
Notes: Buenos Aires to Rio 9 days can also be done in reverse.
Buenos Aires to Rio: Pricing due to currency fluctuations and seasonal changes please inquire for the best possible price.
Buenos Aires to Rio: What’s Included:
Guided tours in the itinerary
Other meals where stated
Difficulty Rating 1 Easy
Local foods used on tour
Local guides used English speaking
Buenos Aires to Rio: What’s NOT included:
Any extra local transport (subways, taxis, buses) unless covered by the included passes
Any entrance fees unless otherwise specified
Baggage handling & luggage forwarding
Notes: Buenos Aires to RioThis tour can also be done in reverse.
Buenos Aires to Rio price dependent on: Hotel availability and flight schedule please ask for a detailed quote
Buenos Aires to Rio: Accommodation changes and upgrade are available for all our South American Tour, make an inquiry now