Wonders of the New World9 days & 8 nights, Escorted Discovery Group
Escorted Discovery Group
Buenos Aires, Iguazu & Rio De Janeiro
Offering an outstanding introduction to Argentina and Brazil, this journey combines the elegance of Buenos Aires with exotic and flamboyant Rio de Janeiro. The tour also visits the awe-inspiring waterfalls of Iguazu - shrouded in their own mist, they thunder amid tropical jungle and stretch for miles along the border.
Day 1Arrive Buenos Aires
You will be met and taken to your hotel.Brick Hotel Buenos Aires - 3 Nights
Day 2Buenos Aires
Explore the elegant and cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Firstly you visit the 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest in the world, passing the famous Colon Opera house and the Obelisk commemorating the founding of the city in 1536 and continue to the Plaza de Mayo and the buildings surrounding it which include the Government House, Metropolitan Cathedral and Town Hall. Then you visit La Boca, a typically Italian district, where you visit the 'Caminito' street. The tour continues to Buenos Aires port area towards Palermo Chico residential district and Palermo Park and ends in the elegant district of Recoleta where you visit the Recoleta Cemetery where Eva Peron was buried.Brick Hotel Buenos Aires (B)
Day 3Buenos Aires
Day at leisure or take an optional excursion, such as a visit to an estancia in the Pampas or an evening tango show with dinner at Esquina Carlos Gardel or similar. Should you wish to book any optional excursions locally, please enquire with our local agent on arrival in Buenos Aires.Brick Hotel Buenos Aires (B)
Day 4To Iguazu / Iguacu
You will be collected at your hotel and taken to the airport, to board the flight to Iguazu.
Upon arrival, embark on a tour of the Brazilian side of the falls. The Parque Nacional Foz do Iguacu in Brazil was founded in 1939 and offers the best views of the full scale of the Iguacu Falls, in addition to protecting a vast array of wildlife. You will be met at the airport and transferred across the border to the Brazilian side. Here, walk along a paved walkway, which leads from beside the Hotel Das Cataratas through sub-tropical forest for 1 mile until it reaches the bottom of the Floriana falls. Along the way there are excellent views over to the Argentinian side of the falls. At Floriana either a lift or a path will lead you to the top of the falls from where there are further stunning views.
Following your visit, transfer to your hotel on the Argentinian side of the falls.
- Please note that the Iguacu/Iguazu National Park fees are not included and are payable locally.
- Please dress in light clothing and have sun protection to hand. Waterproofs are recommended for some parts of the walkway.
- Please ensure you have your passport ready for the border crossings between Argentina and Brazil.
Day at leisure to explore the Argentinian side of the falls.Sheraton Iguazu Resort & Spa (B)
Day 6To Rio de Janeiro
You will be collected at your hotel and taken to the airport to board the flight to Rio de Janeiro.Windsor Excelsior Hotel / Miramar Hotel by Windsor - 3 Nights (B)
Upon arrival, you will be met and taken to your hotel in Rio de Janeiro.
Day 7Rio de Janeiro
You will set off this morning on a panoramic tour of Rio's main beaches including Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. Stop at a typical beach juice bar to taste fresh tropical juices and get a glimpse into the carioca's (local residents') way of life. You will then continue to the cable car station on Praia Vermelha. From here a succession of two cable cars will take you to the 1300-foot summit of the world famous Sugar Loaf Mountain. The view from the glass enclosed cars and the two summits is magnificent. You look out on to the city's sweeping coastline with its tall buildings curling around forested mountains and bays, the statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Hill and, on the horizon, the imposing Niteroi bridge.Windsor Excelsior Hotel / Miramar Hotel by Windsor (B)
After lunch (payable locally) you will take a beautifully scenic drive past Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon to the foot of Corcovado Hill. The summit is reached from Rua Cosme Velho, via a cog railway, which at the time of its inauguration in 1884 was hailed as a great achievement of engineering. The hunch-backed Corcovado Hill is famous for the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer, which stands arms stretched on the mountain's summit. The view from here is as stunning as that from Sugar Loaf, but it takes in different perspectives. You will see the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, the exclusive Jockey Club racecourse, the mountains rising in the background and the spectacular Niteroi Bridge in the distance. The tour will take approximately eight hours.
Day 8Rio de Janeiro
Day at leisure or optional excursions, including a visit to the Tijuca rainforest, the botanical gardens, Rio's old center or a tour of Rio's social projects. Should you wish to book any optional excursions locally, please enquire with our local agent.Windsor Excelsior Hotel / Miramar Hotel by Windsor (B)
Day 9Depart Rio De Janeiro
Day at leisure.
You will be collected at your hotel and taken to the airport.(B)