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Experience the passion of two of South America's most vibrant cities, from tango to soccer, food, fashion and fantastic nightlife.
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Nine nights hotel accommodation based on 4-star hotels, sightseeing with an English speaking local guide, meals as indicated, internal one way flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls and from Iguazu Falls to Rio de Janeiro.
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A wonderful introduction to South America’s dynamic cities, its European history and the natural wonder of Iguazu Falls. Visit two of the most celebrated cities in South America – elegant and sophisticated Buenos Aires and the energetic city of Rio De Janeiro. Add to this the magnificent Iguazu Falls, the largest waterfalls in the world and a sight to behold.
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The colonial architecture and European influences. Visit the Plaza de Mayo and the colourful quarter of La Boca. In the evening, enjoy the music and dance of a tango show.
The Iguazu Falls are one of South America's natural wonders, consisting of 275 separate waterfalls over a length of almost 5 kms.
Take in the spectacular views over the city and beyond from Mount Sugarloaf and Corcovado and feel the pulse of the local people know as Cariocas on the beaches and in the nightlife of Copacabana.
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On arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Today you will discover this unique city with its mix of colonial architecture and European influences on an excursion that portrays the many faces of Buenos Aires. Pass the symbol of the city – the Obelisk, as well as the city’s top landmarks, including Plaza de Mayo and 9 de Julio Avenue (the widest avenue in the world), and explore the city’s most popular neighbourhoods – La Boca and Recoleta. (B)
Spend the day at your leisure, with time to relax, shop and stroll around this magnificent city. Or you may choose to visit the Argentine countryside and spend a day at an estancia (ranch). This delightful and unique experience will allow you to enjoy the traditional dances and songs of the Argentine Gaucho and a delicious Argentine asado (barbecue). This evening, learn the dance of romance with a tango lesson before a tango show and delicious dinner. The tango show traces the history of the dance from its birth in the red light districts. (B)(D)
Fly to Iguazu Falls where you will spend the next two nights in your hotel located on the Argentinian side of the falls. Comprising more than 275 waterfalls, stretching over three kilometres across and towering 100 metres high, Iguazu Falls is one of the great natural wonders of the world. Meeting at the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay the falls are enclosed by Iguazu Falls National Park which covers a large area of tropical rainforest and is home to some of South America’s most iconic wildlife. (B)
Explore the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls. Wander through the rainforest, marvelling at the huge variety of ferns, orchids, begonias, birds and butterflies seen while walking along the pathways. Head to Estacion Central, where you will board the train to Devil’s Throat station. Walk along the 1200m trail, to the most spectacular fall, Devil’s Throat. Spend the rest of the day exploring the numerous hiking trails and majestic waterfalls. (B)
Depart your hotel in Iguazu and cross the international bridge that joins the cities of Puerto Iguazu (Argentina) and Foz do Iguazu (Brazil) to visit the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls. Navigate the trails over the Iguazu River for amazing views back over to the Argentine side of the falls. The scenery is breathtaking, only enhanced by the colourful rainbows that cover the area. Continue to the airport for your onward flight to Rio de Janeiro. On arrival in Rio, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, your home for the next four nights. (B)
Explore Rio’s wonders in an open jeep and immerse yourself in this magnificent city, visiting Tijuca Forest, Corcovado, Sugar Loaf and the Botanic Gardens. Discover Tijuca Forest, known as the world’s largest urban forest, with its mix of nature and history. Ride to the top of the beautiful Corcovado Mountain, where the statue of Christ the Redeemer sits.
Visit the world famous Sugar Loaf Mountain in the middle of the Guanabara Bay, which offers one of the most breathtaking views of the city. The tour finishes with a visit to the Botanical Gardens. Founded by Dom Joao VI in 1808 as an Acclimation Garden for exotic plants, it was transformed over nearly two centuries into the Research Institute of the Botanic Garden of Rio de Janeiro and now contains more than 6,000 different species of tropical and subtropical plants and trees. (B)(L)
Today is yours to spend discovering Rio de Janeiro at your leisure. Perhaps join an optional tour to Santa Teresa, a charming and historic neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro located on top of Santa Teresa Hill. Or you may wish to do an optional Art & Graffiti walking tour and trace the route of open air-artwork located in some of Rio's oldest neighbourhoods. No other festivity is more Brazilian than the carnival and there is nothing more authentic than the samba schools. Join an optional Samba Soul Experience for backstage access as you visit the Academy and workshop to see the colourful costumes and learn about the history of Samba and the Carnival Parade. (B)
A full day to spend at your leisure, where you can soak up the sun on world famous Copacabana Beach or buy those holiday souvenirs. For your last evening in the city, there is no other place in Rio that embodies the happiness of the Brazilian people more than the nightlife scene in the neighbourhood of Lapa. Once the sun goes down, this normally quiet neighbourhood turns into a bustling and vibrant area full of restaurants, nightclubs and bars. Visit one of the best clubs in Lapa, Rio Scenarium, a unique bar that is a mix between an antique shop and an auction room, where the locals come to listen to traditional Brazilian jazz and samba the night away. (B)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
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