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Treasures of Two Capitals with Iguazu Falls

12 days4 cities
BrazilArgentina2 countries
Tour rating: 4 / 5, Based on 8 Reviews
Private tour to Brazil, Argentina

Uncover the treasures hidden within the heart of two capitals, coupled with the exhilarating spectacle of Iguazu Falls.

12 days4 cities
BrazilArgentina2 countries
From
 $4,568 
Rio de Janeiro
4
days
Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, often hailed as the "Marvelous City," is a dynamic metropolis nestled amidst lush mountains and stunning beaches, showcasing unparalleled natural beauty.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
1
day
Arrival

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro, a city with its unparalleled beauty and infectious energy! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to the hotel for the check-in.

The rest of the day is at leisure to relax. 

2
day
Grand Rio Expedition

Today, in the early morning, your guide will pick you up with a car to visit Brazil's most iconic attraction, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World - the Christ the Redeemer statue. 

Following this, you will embark on a more detailed exploration of the city, starting with the Dona Marta viewpoint, the Santa Teresa district, and Ruins Park. Learn interesting moments in the history of Brazil and the former capital during the continuation of the city centre tour (Selarón Steps, Metropolitan Cathedral, Lapa Arches, Municipal Theater, XV Square, Colombo Coffee Shop, Saint Benedict Monastery, old streets of Rio, Ethnicities graffiti, Royal Library). 

During a stop at the Sambadrome, you can not only try on carnival costumes (optional) but also learn about the world-famous Carnival. 

After finishing the tour, return to the hotel.

You will have a lunch break during the excursion.

3
day
Santa Martha Favela Chronicles Discovery

Embark on a morning journey with your guide and driver to explore the authentic and vibrant Santa Martha community, beyond the usual tourist sites. Wander through the favela's colourful alleys, experiencing the resilience and warmth of the locals. Your guide will provide deep insights into the area's history, culture, and daily challenges.

Visit local businesses and art studios, interacting with residents and understanding their aspirations. This tour is designed to challenge stereotypes, fostering connections between visitors and the community.

Experience a cultural exchange that offers a comprehensive view of Rio de Janeiro, immersing yourself in the beauty and spirit of Santa Martha.

Please, note: you can experience the breathtaking beauty of Rio from an elevated perspective with a captivating helicopter flight.

4
day
Evening Elegance: Rio's Majestic Sunset

After a delightful day at the beach, your guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel around lunchtime for a journey to Sugarloaf Mountain. This strategic timing ensures that on the first day, you'll witness the daytime city from the Christ the Redeemer statue, and on the second day, you'll experience the enchanting Brazilian sunset and city lights from Sugarloaf Mountain.

The tour kicks off with a visit to the Botanical Garden, followed by a stop at João Batista Cemetery, the city's first cemetery. Explore the Maracanã Stadium, drive along the main beaches (Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon) with scenic viewpoints, and ascend Sugarloaf Mountain before sunset. After the tour, return to the hotel.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Arena Copacabana Hotel

Situated along the iconic Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Arena Copacabana Hotel offers a perfect blend of modern luxury and breathtaking ocean views, providing guests with a memorable and indulgent stay.

plane
Rio de Janeiro
Foz do Iguazu
2h 30m

Soar through the Brazilian skies on a thrilling plane trip from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguazu, witnessing the diverse landscapes and vibrant terrain unfold beneath you.

Foz do Iguazu
2
days
Brazil

Foz do Iguazu, Brazil

Nestled at the crossroads of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay, Foz do Iguazu is a mesmerizing gateway to the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls, where the powerful cascades create a natural spectacle amidst lush rainforests, offering visitors a breathtaking and unforgettable experience

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
5
day
Arrival

Welcome to Foz do Iguazu! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to the hotel for the check-in.
The rest of the day is at leisure to relax. 

6
day
Full-Day Brazilian Iguazu Falls Exploration

Embark with seasoned environmental experts on an unforgettable group adventure through the captivating city of Foz do Iguaçu, where nature's hidden gems await discovery. This comprehensive tour encompasses 10 breathtaking waterfalls scattered throughout the city, each offering an enchanting opportunity for a refreshing swim. The journey also includes traversing 5 scenic trails that collectively span a distance of 4.3 kilometres. 

On weekdays, treat with a sumptuous lunch featuring homemade delicacies cooked on a traditional wood-burning stove. And on Sundays, savour the mouthwatering aroma of ribs cooking over an open flame.

With each waterfall you encounter and every trail you conquer, you'll find yourself enveloped in the pristine beauty of this remarkable landscape and finally, you are transferred back to your hotel.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Complexo Eco Cataratas Resort by San Juan

Nestled amidst the lush landscapes of Foz do Iguazu, the Complexo Eco Cataratas Resort by San Juan offers a luxurious and tranquil retreat, providing guests with a harmonious blend of comfort and natural beauty near the majestic Iguazu Falls.

car
Foz do Iguazu
Iguazu Falls
1h

Embark on an awe-inspiring car ride through the mesmerizing landscapes of Foz do Iguazu, offering panoramic views of the majestic Iguazu Falls and the surrounding natural wonders.


 

Iguazu Falls
3
days
Argentina

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Iguazu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site straddling the border between Argentina and Brazil, is a breathtaking natural wonder renowned for its sheer power and stunning beauty.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
7
day
Arrival

Welcome to Puerto Iguazu! Upon arrival, you are going to the hotel for the check-in.

The rest of the day is at leisure to relax. 

8
day
Full-Day Argentine Iguazu Falls Exploration

Embark on a breathtaking adventure with your private guide and driver, an exclusive journey that promises an unforgettable experience amidst the awe-inspiring natural wonders of Iguazu Falls.

Discover the magic of one of the world's most iconic natural treasures as you explore the lush rainforests and cascading waterfalls that straddle the border of Argentina and Brazil. 

Marvel at the power and grandeur of the falls as the mighty Iguazu River plunges into a spectacular abyss. Embark on an exhilarating shared boat ride that takes you up close and personal with the falls themselves. Immerse yourself in the diverse and vibrant ecosystem of the rainforest.

9
day
Departure

In the morning following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and depart from Puerto Iguazu. 

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Panoramic Grand

Panoramic Grand, an upscale hotel nestled in the heart of breathtaking landscapes, offers a luxurious retreat with panoramic views, upscale amenities, and a serene ambiance, ensuring a memorable stay for guests.

plane
Iguazu Falls
Buenos Aires
2h

Embark on a seamless plane journey from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls, where the mesmerizing aerial views unveil the grandeur of these iconic waterfalls set amidst the lush landscapes of Argentina

Buenos Aires
4
days
Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, the vibrant capital of Argentina, captivates visitors with its unique blend of European elegance and Latin American flair. 

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
9
day
Arrival

Welcome to Buenos Aires, the vibrant and passionate capital of Argentina! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to the hotel for the check-in.

The rest of the day is at leisure to relax. 

10
day
Historical Buenos Aires Discovery & Angelitos Tango Show

In the morning, accompanied by a guide and driver, start from Plaza de Mayo, where you'll be captivated by Casa Rosada's historical resonance. As you stroll along Avenida de Mayo, you're drawn into the city's cultural fabric, with its historic architecture and famous cafes like Café Tortoni setting the scene for an exploration of Buenos Aires' rich past and dynamic present.

Next, the tour takes a cultural twist at Teatro Colón, an emblem of the city's love for the arts, showcasing opulent interiors and a history of legendary performances. Your adventure then leads to Palacio Barolo, a Dante Alighieri-inspired architectural marvel, offering stunning views of Buenos Aires' blend of historic and modern landscapes from its observation deck.

Finally, the tour encompasses iconic landmarks and charming neighbourhoods. Stand in awe before the Obelisco, a symbol of the city's founding and evolution. Explore the elegant Recoleta neighbourhood and its famous cemetery, home to Eva Perón's resting place. Find serenity in Palermo Parks with its beautiful Rose and Japanese Gardens. Conclude your day at El Ateneo Grand Splendid, a grand theater-turned-bookstore, embodying Buenos Aires' seamless fusion of history, culture, and architectural grandeur.

In the evening, you are going to experience the heart and soul of Argentina through the passionate dance of tango. Café de los Angelitos offers a refined and sensual tango experience with remarkable scenography and lighting, and high-standard cuisine is a highlight. 

11
day
La Boca and San Telmo Cultural Voyage

In the morning, begin your adventure with a guide, in La Boca, where the famed Caminito Street offers a spectrum of colours and the rhythms of tango. This neighbourhood boasts vibrant houses that narrate the immigrant history of the area, allowing you to feel the cultural pulse of the cobblestone streets and La Boca's deep ties to tango.

The next stop is the Boca Juniors Stadium, a symbol of Argentina's football legacy. Here, you'll be immersed in an electrifying atmosphere, surrounded by stories of legendary victories and the palpable excitement of game days.
Your journey concludes in the artistic enclave of San Telmo. Meander through the San Telmo Market, where a myriad of stalls display an array of crafts, antiques, and unique memorabilia. Take a break in charming Plaza Dorrego and explore the neighbourhood's vibrant street art with its own story.

The tour wraps up with visits to San Telmo's historic landmarks, tracing its transformation from an affluent residential area to a hub of bohemian culture.
Also, you may choose one of our carefully planned optional tours. 

12
day
Departure

In the morning following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and depart from Buenos Aires.

Your choice of hotels

We carefully select hotels to ensure your amazing stay. We will recommend the best available properties for your travel dates.

Dazzler by Wyndham Buenos Aires Recoleta

Dazzler by Wyndham Buenos Aires Recoleta combines modern elegance with a prime location in the upscale Recoleta neighborhood, providing guests with a sophisticated stay surrounded by cultural landmarks and stylish amenities.

What's included

  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Fully tailor-made tour according to your preferences;
  • Professional local English-speaking guides;
  • Transfers between cities in a comfortable vehicle;
  • Grand Rio Expedition;
  • Santa Martha Favela Chronicles Discovery;
  • Full-Day Brazilian Iguazu Falls Exploration .

What To Know

  • The currency of Argentina is the Argentine peso, and for Brazil, it is the Brazilian real, so we recommend changing some money for both currencies before the trip.
  • Additionally, don't forget to bring insect repellent and sunscreen for a comfortable and protected journey in both Argentina and Brazil.