The Best of Brazil & Argentina

The Best of Brazil & Argentina

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The Best of Brazil & Argentina

9 Days Starting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and ending in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Visiting: Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires

Tour operator:

Cosmos

Tour code:

1000-2024

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English

Activities:

Walking

From: $2683 $2042 Operator discount: -$583 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$58 -24%

NB: Prices correct on 16-Jul-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

On this tour, discover two of South America's greatest cities—Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires—with time in each city to explore and experience the varied restaurants, shops, and optional excursions. Rio de Janeiro is an exciting city known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant atmosphere, Samba shows, gorgeous scenery, and welcoming people. On your guided sightseeing tour of Rio, you'll take the cog railway 2,300 feet up to the summit of Corcovado Mountain to view the famous Christ the Redeemer statue and to enjoy 360-degree views. You'll also have the chance to eat at a famous local churrascaria and enjoy a free day to explore on your own. Buenos Aires is known as the "Paris of South America" with its wide boulevards, outdoor cafés, and charming shops. Here, your sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the city's landmarks and Recoleta Cemetery, where Eva Perón is buried. No tour to Buenos Aires would be complete without a Tango show, which is included along with an Argentinean meal. You'll also have a free day to explore Buenos Aires on your own. A highlight of this Brazil and Argentina tour is Iguassu Falls, one of the most spectacular sites in the world! Just imagine the thundering roar of the 275 waterfalls cascading over a precipice almost two miles wide and 250 feet deep! You'll see the brilliant rainbows created by clouds of spray and stand mesmerized on both the Brazilian and Argentine sides of the falls. You'll even take the ecological jungle train through the rainforest on the Argentine side. It's a natural wonder not to be missed! From the vibrant cities to the spectacular scenery, this Brazil and Argentina tour featuring Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls, and Rio de Janeiro is the perfect vacation for value-minded travelers. It's a vacation of a lifetime!

Highlights

  • Rio de Janeiro is an exciting city known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant atmosphere, Samba shows, gorgeous scenery, and welcoming people.

  • On your guided sightseeing tour of Rio, you'll take the cog railway 2,300 feet up to the summit of Corcovado Mountain.

  • Buenos Aires is known as the "Paris of South America" with its wide boulevards, outdoor cafés, and charming shops.

  • A highlight of this Brazil and Argentina tour is Iguassu Falls, one of the most spectacular sites in the world!

  • Walk into Devil’s Throat Canyon at Iguassu Falls, where the clouds of mist, thundering roar, and 180-degree rainbows surround you.

  • Visit the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls and take a short ride on the open-air Ecological Jungle Train through the rainforest.

  • Explore Buenos Aires' landmarks including the Teatro Colón Opera House, Plaza de Mayo, and Recoleta Cemetery where Eva Perón is buried.

Places You'll See

Kenton Palace

Recanto Park

Windsor Excelsior Copacabana

Kenton Palace

Recanto Park

Windsor Excelsior Copacabana

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Location: Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Windsor Excelsior Copacabana

Meals Included: None

Welcome to spectacular Rio de Janeiro, home to white-sand beaches and world-famous Carnival! After arrival, settle into your hotel and meet your Tour Director, who will have pointers for your free time exploration.

Day 2 : Rio De Janeiro

Location: Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Windsor Excelsior Copacabana

Meals Included: Breakfast

Sprawling between majestic granite peaks and the blue South Atlantic, Rio is a city of beauty, wonder, and energy. Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide begins with a drive along Rio’s famed Leblon, Ipanema, and more. Take the cog railway 2,300 feet up to the summit of Corcovada to view the famous Christ the Redeemer statue and enjoy 360-degree views of Guanabara Bay and the bustling city below. The famed statue was completed in 1931 becoming emblematic for both the city and the Brazilian nation as a whole. Your afternoon is free to explore the city on your own.

Day 3 : Rio De Janeiro

Location: Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Windsor Excelsior Copacabana

Meals Included: Breakfast

A free day in Rio allows you to relax on one of the famous beaches or take an optional excursion to the historic city of Petropolis to see the former summer palace of Emperor Pedro II.

Day 4 : Rio De Janeiro - Iguassu Falls

Location: Iguassu Falls

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Recanto Park

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

A morning flight takes you to Iguassu Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. Upon arrival, journey to the Brazilian side of the falls to see the mammoth series of 275 waterfalls cascading over a precipice almost two miles wide and 250 feet deep. Walk into Devil’s Throat Canyon, where the clouds of mist, thundering roar, and 180-degree rainbows surround you—an unforgettable experience!

Day 5 : Iguassu Falls

Location: Iguassu Falls

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Recanto Park

Meals Included: Breakfast

Cross the Brazilian border by motorcoach and visit the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls. Begin with a short ride on the open-air Ecological Jungle Train through the rainforest. A series of boardwalks takes you above the falls to see the water crashing down into the Devil’s Throat. Your afternoon is free to explore, or you may opt to visit the Bird Park, home to many species of endemic birds, as well as flora from the area.

Day 6 : Iguassu Falls - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Location: Buenos Aires

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Kenton Palace

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning, cross the Brazilian border into Argentina by motorcoach to transfer to the Cataratas del Iguazu International Airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital. After settling into your hotel, you may wish to familiarize yourself with the “Paris of South America” and its wide boulevards, outdoor cafés, and charming shops.

Day 7 : Buenos Aires

Location: Buenos Aires

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Kenton Palace

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide focuses on the city’s landmarks, including the Teatro Colón Opera House and Plaza de Mayo, site of La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House), and Metropolitan Cathedral. Also, visit La Boca and San Telmo, one of Buenos Aires’ oldest neighborhoods, and Recoleta Cemetery, where Eva Perón is buried. End your day with an Argentinean meal, followed by a sensuous Tango show highlighting the alluring dance that is so popular here.

Day 8 : Buenos Aires

Location: Buenos Aires

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Kenton Palace

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today is free for independent activities, or you can take an optional excursion to visit a local estancia (ranch) to experience the life of the gauchos (cowboys), as well as traditional dance performances and a barbecue lunch.

Day 9 : Buenos Aires

Location: Buenos Aires

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    Stay at the Windsor Excelsior Copacabana in Rio, featuring a rooftop pool and beach amenities; Recanto Park in Iguassu Falls, known for its natural conservation area; and Kenton Palace in Buenos Aires, offering a wine cellar, fitness center, and on-site restaurant. It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

  • Fully Guided

    The tour includes guided sightseeing with a Local Guide in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.

  • Meals

    The tour includes 8 breakfasts and 2 dinners.

  • Transport

    Travel includes a morning flight to Iguassu Falls and motorcoach transfers across the Brazilian-Argentine border, as well as a flight to Buenos Aires.

What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

    Tipping and gratuities are not included in the tour package.

  • International Travel

    International flights to and from the tour starting and ending points are not included.

UNESCO Sites

Iguazu National Park

Accommodation

Stay at the Windsor Excelsior Copacabana in Rio, featuring a rooftop pool and beach amenities; Recanto Park in Iguassu Falls, known for its natural conservation area; and Kenton Palace in Buenos Aires, offering a wine cellar, fitness center, and on-site restaurant.

Mode of Transport

Travel includes a morning flight to Iguassu Falls and motorcoach transfers across the Brazilian-Argentine border, as well as a flight to Buenos Aires.

Check out our Q&As

  • What can I expect to see at Iguassu Falls?

    At Iguassu Falls, you will see a mammoth series of 275 waterfalls cascading over a precipice almost two miles wide and 250 feet deep. You can walk into Devil’s Throat Canyon, where clouds of mist, thundering roar, and 180-degree rainbows surround you.

  • What is the significance of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro?

    The Christ the Redeemer statue, located at the summit of Corcovado Mountain, was completed in 1931 and has become emblematic for both the city of Rio de Janeiro and the Brazilian nation as a whole.

  • What activities are available during the free days in Rio de Janeiro?

    During the free days in Rio de Janeiro, you can relax on one of the famous beaches or take an optional excursion to the historic city of Petropolis to see the former summer palace of Emperor Pedro II.

  • What are some highlights of the Buenos Aires city tour?

    Highlights of the Buenos Aires city tour include the Teatro Colón Opera House, Plaza de Mayo, La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House), Metropolitan Cathedral, La Boca, San Telmo, and Recoleta Cemetery where Eva Perón is buried.

  • What kind of transportation is included in the tour?

    The tour includes a morning flight to Iguassu Falls, motorcoach transfers across the Brazilian-Argentine border, and a flight to Buenos Aires.

  • Is there an optional excursion available in Buenos Aires?

    Yes, there is an optional excursion to visit a local estancia (ranch) to experience the life of the gauchos (cowboys), as well as traditional dance performances and a barbecue lunch.

  • Are meals included in the tour package?

    Yes, the tour package includes 8 breakfasts and 2 dinners.

  • What types of accommodations are provided during the tour?

    Accommodations include the Windsor Excelsior Copacabana in Rio, featuring a rooftop pool and beach amenities; Recanto Park in Iguassu Falls, known for its natural conservation area; and Kenton Palace in Buenos Aires, offering a wine cellar, fitness center, and on-site restaurant.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1961

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Cosmos is committed to minimizing our impact on the environment and to reducing dependence on non-renewable resources. In this endeavor, we have implemented policies to support this mission and are working carefully to enhance our products with this mission and our values combined. We are committed to complying with all relevant legislation and/or regulations.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel documents, including any air tickets, itineraries, and other information, are available approximately two to three weeks prior to departure provided full payment has been received.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    All guests are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for travel through February, 2023. Beginning March 1, 2023, while we highly recommend vaccination, we will no longer require it. We ask all guests to comply with airline and destination requirements, which still may apply. To check your destination requirements for your travel dates, view the Latest Travel & Health Restrictions for Travel.

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