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Argentina is a country located in the southern half of South America. Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. With a mainland area of 2,780,400 square kilometers, Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, and the second largest in South America after Brazil. Buenos Aires is the federal capital of the nation. Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. The earliest recorded human presence in Argentina dates back to the Paleolithic period. The Inca Empire expanded to the northwest of the country in Pre-Columbian times. Argentina is a prominent regional power in Latin America and has the second largest economy in South America. In general, Argentina has four main climate types: warm, moderate, arid, and cold, therefore it an exceptional amount of climate diversity. Mainly for its beautiful landscapes and then for its cultural heritage, Argentina receives massive numbers of travelers. The country had 6 million visitors in 2018, ranking it as the top destination in South America, and second in Latin America after Mexico. The country's capital city, Buenos Aires, is the most visited city in South America. There are 30 National Parks in Argentina including many World Heritage Sites.
Brazil & Argentina (Sao Paulo - Rio De Janeiro - Iguaçu Falls - Buenos Aires)
Day 1: Arrival in Sao Paulo
After arriving in Sao Paulo, you will be met by a local guide and transferred from the airport to your hotel. In the evening you will have dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 2: City Tour in Sao Paulo (8 hours)
After breakfast, we'll pick you up for our Sao Paulo full day City tour and depart from your hotel. We'll visit to the financial area of Paulista Avenue, Sao Paulo Museum of Art, the Oscar Freire Street and Ibirapuera Park (Walking inside the Park). Along the way we'll visit Patio do Colegio, Sé Cathedral and the Governor's Palace. Then we will stop & visit Mercado Municipal and the Sao Bento Monastery (a walking tour is suggested). After that we will go to the City Hall, Municipal Theater, Viaduto do Chá; over the Anhangabaú valley, where the opera house can be appreciated on its fully new classic architecture, Liberdade (Japanese District), and finally the Pacaembú Stadium which is the oldest Football Stadium in Brazil. During the tour, you will have lunch at a local restaurant, and in the evening we will return to the hotel for dinner.
Day 3: Journey towards Rio De Janeiro
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to depart Sao Paulo for Rio De Janeiro. Upon arrival in Rio, you will be met by a local guide and transferred from the airport to your hotel. In the evening you will have dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 4: Half-Day Tour in Corcovado Mountain
After breakfast, we will proceed for a half-day tour in Corcovado Mountain. Board a cog train from Cosme Velho Station for a ride to Corcovado Mountain to visit one of the world’s most famous landmarks, the gigantic statue of “Christ the Redeemer”. Experience the 20 minutes’ steep train journey which takes you through the dense Atlantic rain forest of Tijuca offering a wonderful opportunity for a closer look at the forest's lush tropical vegetation and to enjoy scenic landscapes of the beaches and the city. You will disembark at the top of Corcovado and then proceed up the steps that lead to the top lookout where the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer stands, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Get up-close to Christ the Redeemer and spend some time viewing the panoramic view of the beautiful Rio from the incredible mountain-top vantage point. For lunch you will proceed to a typical steakhouse restaurant and after that we will return to the hotel. In the evening you will have dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 5: Excursion in Rio De Janeiro
After breakfast, our city tour starts with a panoramic view of downtown Rio passing by the Sambodrome and stopping at the Metropolitan Cathedral which was built in a pyramidal form with an internal diameter of 96 meters and a height of 80 meters. Familiarize yourself with traditional Cinelândia Square with its historical buildings. Then you will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: The Sugarloaf Mountain. You will travel all the way to the top by 2 cable cars. The first cable car takes us to Urca Hill, a vantage point 215 meters high for which already grants beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. From this stage, a second cable car takes us up to the top. At 395 meters we will enjoy splendid views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and several beaches of Niterói. After riding the Cable car back down, we will return to the hotel. After the visit you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. In the evening you will be picked up at the hotel. First you will enjoy a delicious dinner at a Brazilian steakhouse and then attend a show in Ginga Tropical which introduces the colorful and rich Brazilian culture, that will bring different expressions of their traditions and artistic manifestations together on stage.
Day 6: Journey towards the Iguaçu Falls
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to depart Rio for the Iguaçu Falls. At the Foz do Iguaçu International Airport, you will be picked up & transferred to your hotel. In the evening, you will be taken to a steakhouse in Foz do Iguaçu for dinner with varied buffet and barbecue. After dinner you will attend a cultural Latin show with dance and music.
Day 7: Excursion in Iguaçu
After breakfast, your hotel will have a Cataratas Brasil Walking Tour with guests from your Hotel. Walk starts in front of the Hotel and ends at the elevator at the end of the walk. Then you will have lunch at the Porto Canoas Restaurant. Afterwards, you will get to tour one of the largest and most important bird parks in the world. Travel through this true sanctuary home to birds from all areas of Brazil and other countries. Located right next to the Iguaçu National Park, it gathers more than 1300 species of birds, as well as 25 species of reptiles and butterflies. In the evening you will have dinner at your hotel.
Day 8: Excursion in Iguaçu
After breakfast, we will Cross the Iguaçu River, through the Tancredo Neves Bridge, into Argentina and within 30 minutes we will arrive at the Argentine National Park to visit the Argentinean side of the Falls. First, we will take the train to Devil's Throat, which is the largest waterfall in the Iguazu Falls, located in the midst of the Brazilian and Argentinean Falls. Afterwards, on foot, we will visit the other jumps, through the Superior Circuit (1200 meters), and if the weather permits, the Lower Circuit jumps (1750 meters). Then we will have an extraordinary raft tour to get to know the tropical jungle and its waterfalls in the hands of experienced guides. We will arrive at the dock and board a raft to navigate the river canyon of Iguazú Inferior, rafting the rapids and appreciating the view of the falls from the calm backwaters of the island of San Martin. To finish this unforgettable experience, you will visit the Three Musketeers falls and the Devil’s Throat. You will have lunch in the La Selva Restaurant and dinner at Casa do Chef Restaurant.
Day 9: Journey towards Buenos Aires
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to depart Iguaçu for Buenos Aires. After arriving in Buenos Aires, you will have a private transfer to your hotel.
• Optional Asado or Argentine Dinner Service in Buenos Aires = $70 / $120
Day 10: City Tour in Buenos Aires (5 hours)
After breakfast, on an unforgettable route, we will experience all the porteño magic. These few hours feature all the magic of Argentina’s capital city. In this most complete overview of the Paris of South America we will visit the glamorous neighborhoods of Recoleta and its most famous cemetery, Palermo, May Square and the Pink House, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the trendy Puerto Madero Area and many other emblematic buildings and palaces of unique architectural, historical, and cultural value. The visit would not be complete without the sights of the first settlements of the city of Buenos Aires; the picturesque neighborhood of San Telmo, where the renowned antiques market is held every Sunday; Caminito Street, and the Italian immigrants’ neighborhood of La Boca. You will have lunch at a traditional Argentinean restaurant. In the evening, we will go to Cafe de los Angelitos for dinner and a musical tango show that covers the history of Buenos Aires music.
• Optional Tigre Delta Tour = $40
Day 11: A day at the Santa Susana Ranch (8 hours)
After breakfast, we will go to the Santa Susana Ranch. This 1200 hectare ranch (including a chapel and a museum) is mostly dedicated to rural activities but has also been open to tourism for the last 25 years. Its field day program includes carriage and horse riding to fully experience the Argentine countryside charm, with its cultivated fields and relaxing aroma. It also hosts the most stunning shows, such as the “sortija” horse racing. Everything is paired with the best homemade meal, fine Argentine wine and a folk music and dance show. Lunch will be served here.
Day 12: Leaving Argentina
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the international airport for your return flight home.
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• Entrance Fees
• One Mineral Water Bottle per day
• Daily Breakfast
• Lunch & Dinner Meals mentioned in the program
• Private transfers
• English speaking guide
• Early check-in & Late Check-out
• International & Domestic Flights
• Meals not mentioned in the Daily program
• Personal or Extra Expenses
• Optional Tours & Services