This stunning vacation offered by General Tours World Traveler showcases three of South America’s most celebrated destinations. Discover the sophisticated multicultural charms of Buenos Aires, marvel at the power of Iguassu Falls and experience the excitement and beauty of Rio – all with the attentive service of personal guides.
Engaging experiences and highlights include:
• Experience authentic Argentine Tango at Buenos Aires’ El Viejo Almacen dance club.
• Enjoy a complete Iguassu Falls experience led by experienced local guides.
• Take in the sweeping views of Rio from atop both Sugar Loaf Mountain and Mt. Corcovado.
$115 per person discount
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Begin your South American adventure in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires – a sparkling port city known as the "Paris of the South" for its rich musical and artistic heritage. This saucy city pulses with the heat of Tango, barbecue and futbol (soccer). Get to know it on an included city tour that takes you to the historic center and the Plaza de Mayo, a lovely plaza with flower gardens and tall palm trees, and the scene of many of the city's historic political events. Spend some time in La Boca, the waterfront enclave where the Tango originated, then put on your own dancing shoes for a visit to El Viejo Almacen, a popular downtown dance club where you can join in the fun.
Then get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure as you visit Iguassu Falls, the largest waterfall in the Western Hemisphere. Taller than Niagara by 65 feet and twice as wide, Iguassu Falls consists of 275 cascades spread across nearly two miles. Your complete Iguassu Falls Experience takes you to all the best vantage points on the Argentine side and also shows you the thundering cascades from the well-maintained trails of Brazil’s Iguassu National Park. Truly an awesome sight! You'll enjoy guided tours of the falls and surrounding forest while staying at the Recanto Park Hotel, situated on the Brazilian side a short distance from the park.
End your getaway in vibrant Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro is a dazzling beauty of a city with some of the world’s most gorgeous beaches, fascinating night life and unique cultural attractions. Your city tour includes the Sambodromo where Brazil’s famed Samba schools compete during Carnival, and the landmark Metropolitan Cathedral, with its standing-room capacity of 20,000 people. A two-stage cable car ascent up Sugar Loaf Mountain is rewarded with amazing views over the city and sea. Also ascend to the top of towering Corcovado Mountain, with the statue of Christ the Redeemer atop its summit, where you'll experience stunning 360˚ views of the city, beaches and surrounding mountains.
• 8 nights in first class hotels and resorts: 3 nights in Buenos Aires, 2 nights at Iguassu Falls and 3 nights in Rio de Janeiro
• Daily breakfast and 1 dinner
• All on-tour transportation and 2 internal flights
• Extensive sightseeing with private car, drivers and guides; includes all entry fees
• Luggage handling and all hotel taxes and service charges
Day 1 – Arrive in Buenos Aires
Check in to your hotel and settle in to your extraordinarily spacious guestroom at this Art Deco landmark in the heart of this cosmopolitan city.
Accommodation: Hotel Moreno – 3 nights
Day 2 – Private City Tour
The capital of Argentina presents a rich mosaic of cultures, including Spanish, Italian, German and French influences which you’ll find in the city’s architecture, its cuisine and the joie de vivre of its residents. This morning, set out with your private car, driver and guide to explore the multi-faceted charms of the city. Drive through the elegant Plaza de Mayo, the lively hub of the city, and see the Casa Rosada, where Eva Peron gave her impassioned speeches to the adoring crowds below. Admire the imposing façade of the Teatro Colon, one of the world’s premier opera houses, and continue through Palermo with its lovely parks.
Then spend some time in La Boca, the colorful waterfront enclave where the Tango originated. Later this evening, head over to El Viejo Almacen for dinner and a thrilling Tango show. This is one of the city’s finest establishments and renowned for the fiery artistry of its performers.
Day 3 – A Free Day in Beautiful Buenos Aires
You have this full day free to enjoy just as you please. You’ll find that the Hotel Moreno’s prime city-center location makes it easy to step out and explore at your own pace. Or if you prefer an organized excursion, the resident staff is available with helpful advice and expert assistance.
Day 4 – Fly to Iguassu Falls
Transfer to the airport today for your included flight to Iguassu Falls, where you’ll be met and escorted to your newly renovated hotel. After time to refresh, a complete Falls Experience takes you to both sides of Iguassu, beginning today with a private tour showcasing the Brazilian side of the Falls. From the well-maintained trails of Brazil’s Iguassu National Park, you’ll have captivating views over these thundering cascades.
Accommodation: Recanto Park Hotel – 2 nights
Day 5 – More of Iguassu Falls
After breakfast, your personal guide will lead you on a thrilling and extensive tour featuring all the best vantage points on the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls. At the famed Devil’s Throat, the turbulent waters often create thousands of rainbows suspended in mid-air. Stop along the upper trails for more inspiring views and to learn about indigenous flora like ferns and orchids that thrive in the moisture-rich air. After sightseeing, the balance of your day is at leisure to relax and enjoy the fine amenities of your resort.
Day 6 – Fly to Rio
Your private car and driver will take you to the airport today for your included flight to Rio. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to your oceanfront hotel.
Accommodation: Porto Bay Internacional Hotel – 3 nights
Day 7 – Discover Rio!
Rio is one of the most beautiful cities anywhere in the world. Like Hong Kong, Cape Town and Sydney, where the city and the water merge in Rio creates a spectacular and scenic tableau. Today, you’ll take in the magnificent views of Rio’s enchanting setting from atop its two most famous peaks. First, ascend by cable car to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain where you’ll have an enthralling view of the Atlantic Ocean beaches and the city spread at your feet. We also take you to the top of Mt. Corcovado to visit the inspiring statue of Christ the Redeemer and for a stunning 360˚ panorama of Rio and its surrounding bays and mountains.
A private city tour also includes the famed Sambodromo where Brazil’s celebrated Samba schools compete during Carnival and to the towering Metropolitan Cathedral.
Day 8 – Free Day in Rio
You have the entire day free to do exactly as you wish here in this exciting and friendly city.
Day 9 – Depart for home
Your South America adventure ends this morning after breakfast.
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