This combined Argentina & Brazil tour moves from the capital of Tango – Buenos Aires – to the powerful Iguazu Falls; and then visits Rio de Janeiro to see Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain.
It ends with a few days relaxing at Buzios, Brazil’s most famous beach resort.
Note: This tour can be done in either direction: into Buenos Aires and out of Rio de Janiero; or vice versa. We customize the tour to suit the best deals on international flights.
Day 1 – Arrival in Buenos Aires
Your Brazil & Argentina tour begins upon arrival in the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires. You will be met and transferred to your hotel, in the historic center of the city.
Depending on your arrival time, the rest of the day will be yours to relax and enjoy this stylish city, wandering the Recoleta or Puerto Madero districts for example. In the evening, feel free to try one of the excellent restaurants – and maybe a few bars – on a night out in Palermo.
If there is the option to see a football (soccer) game at the Boca Juniors stadium, you might want to take it, even if you have little interest in football. It is a real experience!
Day 2 – Buenos Aires Sightseeing
This morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and given a guided tour of various cultural and historical landmarks in this sophisticated capital city.
In the afternoon, you will be free to do whatever takes your fancy; and then, in the evening, you could enjoy an optional Tango show and dinner.
Tango is a passion here in Argentina and you will have a superb night out. We can recommend Piazzolla or Carlos Gardel for example. If you wish to see one of these shows, please let us know and we can add it to your tour.
Day 3 – Brazilian side of the Falls
After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the Buenos Aires domestic airport for your one and half hour flight to Puerto Iguazu, the Argentine gateway to the Falls.
You will be met at the arrival airport and taken to your hotel to check in. You will then have an excursion to the Brazilian side of these truly breathtaking waterfalls. The Iguassu Falls is one of the most impressive natural wonders you will ever see. Chances are you will be truly astounded.
During your afternoon tour, you will have the opportunity to take an optional, spectacular boat ride right under the Falls. It’s an unforgettable experience, so please let us know if you want this added to your tour.
Then its back to your hotel for dinner and drinks. We recommend the three-star Saint George, the four-star Hotel Esturion; and for a real treat, the five-star Sheraton, which is actually inside Iguazu National Park.
Day 4 – Argentine Iguazu Falls
Today, you will enjoy an excursion to see the Falls from the Argentinian side of the border.
You will pass through the Iguazu National Park with its lush, jungle environment, the huge rapids and very impressive falls.
In the afternoon, you will return to the hotel and be able to relax and wander. In Puerto Iguazu we can also recommend the Grand Iguazu Hotel, for a little more luxury but, as we have said, there are many others in all price ranges.
Day 5 – Fly to Rio de Janeiro
Today, we will transfer you back across the border to Brazil (please remember to check visa requirements before traveling) to catch your flight from Foz do Iguacu airport to the spectacular city of Rio de Janeiro.
Upon arrival in Rio, we will meet you and take you to your chosen hotel in the Copacabana or Ipanema beach areas of the city.
There are many options for hotels here and it will all depend on your budget, but we can recommend at three-star the Hotel Orla and at four stars, the Ipanema Plaza. For high-end luxury, you could splash out on the iconic five-star Copacabana Palace.
Day 6 – Corcovado: “White Christ”
In the morning, we will collect you for your half-day tour to the new Wonder of the World, the Corcovado, or White Christ statue, towering over the city of Rio. The views are unforgetable and you will use up your camera memory on this tour!
The afternoon will be free to hit the beach in Copacabana or Ipanema.
Day 7 – Sugar Loaf Mountain
Today, you will take a tour to see the other very famous Rio landmark, Sugar Loaf Mountain, which you will ascend to the summit via a two stage cable car. The views from this site are also incredible.
You really cant go wrong in Rio. Everywhere you look, from every angle, this city looks amazing.
You will then probably have some more time to catch some rays on the most famous beach in the world, Copacabana.
Day 8 – Travel to Buzios
Once a tiny fishing village, Buzios is now one of Brazil’s most chic and lively beach resorts. The three main settlements, Ossos, Maguinos, and the charming cobbled streets of Armacão – where most of the hotels, bars and restaurants are situated – are spread out along the peninsular.
Small, secluded beaches and nearby tropical islands, which can be reached by schooners, make Buzios a popular destination for those wanting to make the short two-hour drive from Rio de Janeiro.
In Buzios we recommend the lovely Hotel Casas Brancas, a friendly, small boutique hotel perched on a bluff, with fine views over the bay of Buzios. However, there are a number of different hotels we can book for you across the prices range.
Days 9 & 10 – Relaxing in Buzios
A relaxing couple of days await you, wandering the beaches and towns, shopping for souvenirs, enjoying the sun, plus the food, drink and music of course. Refresh yourself before you have to bid farewell to Brazil.
If you want to be more active, no problem – just ask us for the options. You can ask to have fewer days in Buzios, if you wish … but it is more likely you will ask for more!
Day 11 – Bye to Brazil
Sadly its the end of your Argentina and Brazil tour, and so we transfer you back to Rio de Janiero for your flight home.
If you are connecting with another one of our tours, we will have ongoing arrangements for you.