Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls & Río in 9 days

This is the most popular tour uniting four attractive destinations in one itinerary: Buenos Aires, Salta, Iguazú and Río and that can be done by direct flights avoiding the repetitive return to the hub of Buenos Aires. We begin in Buenos Aires with its classical tours: the city tour, the Tigre Delta by water and a day in the country in the Buenos Aires province. We follow with a flight to Salta, discovering Cafayate and Cachi in La Vuelta to the Calchaquíe valleys, Salta the beautiful and finally crossing the Jujuy province to go until the Quebrada de Humahuaca. A direct flight then takes us to Puerto Iguazú to see one of the marvels of the world, the Iguazú Falls, an imposing and majestic product of nature surrounded by the Iguazú National Park. We finish our touristic jaunt in Brazil enjoying the Río de Janeiro beaches together with the gaiety of its people.

Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls & Río in 9 days

Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls & Río in 9 days
9 Days - 8 Nights
Buenos Aires, Iguazu & Río de Janeiro
  1. Classic city tour of the City of Buenos Aires
  2. Tango Show Dinner
  3. Classic navigation through the Delta of Tigre
  4. Iguazu Falls Argentine Side
  5. Iguazu Falls Brazil Side
  6. Visit to the City of Rio de Janeiro and Pan de Azúcar
  7. Beach day in Rio de Janeiro
Tropicals Islands, Buzios or Angra dos Reis (3 options for free day at the beach)
PRICE IN USD (From ...)
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BUENOS AIRES Loi Suites Esmeralda Amerian Park Bs.As. Loi Suites Recoleta
RIO DE JANEIRO Belmond Cop Palace Arena Copacabana Belmond Cop Palace
  • Accommodation according to the selected hotel category. Breakfast. Lunch and dinner are not included, unless clarified in the description of the itinerary.
  • Detailed transfers in the itinerary
  • Group excursions detailed in the itinerary (except optional). They are not individual or private excursions, unless clarified in the description of the itinerary.
  • Cabotage plane tickets.
  • Bilingual Spanish English guide.
  • Customer service in urgent cases.
  • Permanent coordination.
  • International air tickets
  • Entrance fees to national parks
  • Optional excursions detailed in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses and tips

9 days - 8 nights

Day 1 - Arrival to Buenos Aires

Reception in the International Airport of Ezeiza and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2 - Classic City Tour of Buenos Aires & Dinner Tango Show

Classic City Tour of Buenos Aires

This City tour takes in the most emblematical places of Buenos Aires, visiting the National Congress, Plaza de Mayo together with the bordering Presidential House, the Casa Rosada, the Cathedral and the colonial Cabildo. We see the newly renovated and awesome Teatro Colón, historically one of the world's most important opera houses. Barrios with history, like San Telmo, that have nightly venues to dance the Tango or milongas, or La Boca, where lived the first immigrants, the great majority of Spanish and Italian origin, where we take some time in Caminito. Other barrios to visit are the residential barrio of Palermo with its trees and beautiful parks and Puerto Madero, the newest and most modern of them all where they reconstructed the dock warehouses that were abandoned to become one of the most exclusive barrios. La Recoleta is another barrio on our excursion with its famous cemetery bordered by fine cafes and restaurants, together with the colonial Church of Pilar.

Dinner Tango Show

In the evening we enjoy a dinner and Tango show at one of the best venues of Buenos Aires ( Homero Manzi / Complejo Tango / Señor Tango / La Esquina de Carlos Gardel / Madero Tango). The Tango has a special charm outside of its origin: From New York to Sydney, people that have never visited Argentina are left seduced by its mystique and sensuality. Others stay captivated by the music. This original tour traces in parallel the history of the city and that of the tango journeying by its different stages of development from its birth in the slums, to its consummation in the Avenida Corrientes and its later internationalization.

Day 3 - Navigation in the Delta del Tigre & Río Paraná

In order to get to the water station of Tigre we take a bus to the north and this passes the various parks of Palermo, the Jorge Newberry airport and the River Plate football stadium. In Tigre we take a boat in the Delta del Río Paraná entering into the 'Venice' of Argentina where the labyrinth of canals is the streets of the Delta servicing the many houses and restaurants. The Delta del Río Paraná starts in the province of Entre Rios and has three important divisions, the Delta Superior, Medio and Inferior, which in total cover an area of 16.500 square kilometres mostly covered by subtropical jungle. The area is full of islands, rivers and creeks where you can see the wild native flora and fauna.

The closer to Tigre the more 'urban' and busy are the waterways and more dense the population, albeit most of the houses are used for vacations. Once we disembark we go by the coast train to the exclusive barrio of San Isidro. This coast train was inaugurated in the 1990s and runs along the border of the Río de la Plata over a stretch of 16 kilometres with 11 stations and is the newest train infrastructure in Argentina. It passes through the barrios of some exclusive residential north zones such as Vicente López, San Isidro, San Fernando and Tigre and many luxurious houses can be seen en route. In San Isidro we visit the Gothic Cathedral built in the early 1900s and its historical foundations. On the return to the City we can see the Presidential Residence of Olivos.

Day 4 - Departure to Iguazú

Breakfast in the Hotel. Transfer to domestic airport. Reception and transfer from Iguazu Airport to the hotel.

Day 5 - Iguazu Falls: Argentina

We will do one of the most interesting excursions through the hanging bridges, which will lead us to visit the stunning Falls from the Argentine side. Then we will get to the Devil's Gorge and be dazzled by its rough waters, a nature spectacles at a height of 80 meters. In the Lower Area (Circuito Inferior) we will enjoy the rich wildlife around us, as we go down the flight of steps where we can watch the spectacle offered by this water curtain surrounded by thick vegetation. We will pass by Álvar Núñez Fall, from where we will enjoy the first views of the Devil's Gorge. Following the path, we will find San Martín Island and the homonymous Fall. Finally, at the end of trip we will find Bosetti and Dos Hermanas Falls. We can stay and appreciate this spectacle of waters and get refreshed since the steam from the waves breaking on the rocks will spray us completely.

We will continue our trip, this time in the Upper Area (Circuito Superior), where we will go around the same falls but from a different point of view of the Falls and their surroundings. Besides, we will get close to our next destination, the most stunning, which will guide us through the roaring of the water currents. We will get to the Devil's Gorge's station by train, and start our trip around the islands, and thus, have a wider view of this great nature "mistake" in the middle of the forest created, according to a legend, by the angry God of Iguazú River.

Full Moon (optional in Argentine Falls) We will enjoy this unique trip at night with a full moon, which will allow us to appreciate the sounds and secrets of Misiones forest. We will leave on the Ecologic Train and head for Devil's Gorge Station, where we will capture the first sounds of nature, which creates a magic and mysterious environment. The spectacle offered by the Falls, with the rainbow that appears from the waters with the moon reflection, will completely dazzle us. Besides, once within this overwhelming environment, we will get the movements and sounds of the animals that go for their food. After such a magnificent experience, we will return by train to the travelers' center.

Day 6 - Iguazu Falls: Brazil & Río de Janeiro

Here we will have a very beautiful trip through the only hanging bridge of 1 km to enjoy the view of Iguazú Falls from the other side, the Brazilian region. During this trip we can also learn more about the fauna and flora, enjoy a unique landscape of the falls since the area is more open regarding falls because most of them are on the Argentine side and form a water curtain of 2.700 meters wide. So from this side we will be dazzled by the beauty of the Devil's Gorge to the full.

Besides, this place is home to rare wildlife species, some of them in danger of extinction such as giant otters, anteaters, jaguars, red deer and yellow alligators. We will also see native flowers such as orchids, bromelias and thousands of butterflies.

Note: We have to bear in mind that this trip is available only 5 days per month during the full moon; two days before, two days after, and during that period. We have also to take into consideration that the capacity for this activity is limited and, of course, it depends on the weather conditions that day. If you want to see other excursion options in Iguazu, click here: Tours in Iguazu.

Transfer to Foz do Iguacu Airport. Reception and transfer from Rio de Janeiro-Galeão (Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport) to the hotel.

Day 7 - City tour & Pan de Azúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain)

Breakfast at the hotel. We will do a city tour going around the main resorts of Rio de Janeiro city. We will visit the Maracaná Stadium, regarded by many people as the "Temple of Gods." It is one of the largest stadiums in the world; it was built in 1950 with the aim of hosting the Soccer World Cup. Then we will pass by the Sambódromo, where the carnivals take place in February; the Municipal Theater that draws the attention of visitors not only for its architecture but also for the imposing facade, its beautiful décor and inner structure, and its capacity of 2.220 people.

Then we will visit the Modern Art Museum with a privileged location and 4,000 works of art that depict its history, apart from the gardens illustrated by the well-known Burle Marx. Later, we will go to the National Library, the largest one of Latin America, of neoclassic style with staircases and marble columns. At last, we will visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, a wonderful conic building from where we could have a lovely view of the financial city center. Later we will go to Pan de Azúcar, one of the most important symbols of Rio de Janeiro. It is situated in Guanabara Bay, 396 meters above sea level. This is the only granite hill above sea level in the city. We will arrive there by the so-called "Bondinho" (cable railway) of Pan de Azúcar, with a capacity of 75 people covering 1,400 meters. It shows a spectacular view of the bay, the city, and the hills of Babilonia and Urca.

Day 8 - Río de Janeiro - Beach Day

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day. You can choose between the following tours: Tropical Islands, Angra do Reis and Buzios.

Optional - Tropical Islands

The whole day will be devoted to visiting and enjoying the tropical Islands. We will head for Itacuruca to get on a saveiro, a ship that will be waiting for us to start this marvelous journey. Once in the saveiro, we will cross Sepetiba Bay, an enchanting sector where we will be amazed by natural beauty, and have the opportunity to see dolphins, turtles, skate fish, birds such as giant king fishers, parrots, among others.

An area of green and warm waters and dense vegetation. We can descend to step on the sandy beaches and calm waters. While sailing, we will taste a dish of tropical fruits and have free access to the bar. We will return to Itacuruca and take the bus via Barra, an area of rather attractive residences; we will pass by modern shops and shopping centers, avenues like Ayrton Senna (in honor of the Brazilian Formula 1 pilot who died in a competition).

Optional -Angra do Reis

We will spend the whole day visiting this heavenly place: Angra Dos Reis, situated at 2 hours from the city of Rio de Janeiro. We will ride an area full of nature enjoying the resorts, restaurants, diving places, and, of course, incredible beaches. There are about 60 isles with Angra Dos Reis in the middle of them, which depict an unforgettable landscape. Isla Grande (Big Island) is the most exotic island because of its mountains, waterfalls, caves, and beaches of crystalline water that captivates all visitors. We will visit the Atlantic tropical forest and the turquoise waters, making this tour a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We will go back to Rio de Janeiro in the evening.

Optional - Buzios

We will start our trip going to the fishers' old village, which offers diversity and beauty. Nowadays it is modern and sophisticated. Once there, we will walk along the cobblestone streets which have a particular charm due to their beautiful landscapes. Buzios has more than 20 beaches with plenty of nature, surrounded by lakes, channels, white sand dunes, and a surprising turquoise sea. It is called Region of Lakes, as they surround the whole Bay. We will also enjoy the colonial-style constructions. Undoubtedly, an unforgettable trip.

Day 9 - Río de Janeiro

Breakfast in the Hotel. Transfer to Rio de Janeiro-Galeão (Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport). End of our services.

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