A trip through the magnificent Rio de Janeiro, combined with the Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile. You will see green hills, blue sky, rocky mountain and beautiful beaches in Brazil, while seeing the world widest falls the next day. Your trip continues in Argentina where you can dance the Tango and enjoy the Argentinean way of life! The last stop is in Chile’s capital, explore the city and visit Valparios and Vina del mar!
Day 1: Rio de Janeiro
On your arrival at Rio, You will be transferred to your hotel for check in. The rest of the day is free to discover the city or enjoy your first day at the beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is green hills, blue sky, beautiful bays, islands and marvelous beaches. It is the second biggest city in Brazil (after Sao Paulo) and, certainly, one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Beach hotels are situated along the whole perimeter of Guanabara Bay and, if you are staying in one of these hotels, the beauties of Rio de Janeiro are open for you all the time. Blue ocean water will call you to the beach. The most popular beaches – Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, are famous for their black and white tiled promenade. From early morning to late in the night you can see people playing soccer and volleyball on the golden sand of the beaches. For those who prefer active holidays, Rio offers opportunities to practice almost any sport: golf, tennis, surfing, rafting, diving, delta flight and many others. Numerous open cafeterias on the beach will offer you refreshing coconut water, freshly squeezed juices and other drinks. You can also see presentations of local musicians on the beach playing all kinds of music.
Overnight stay in Rio.
Day 2: Rio de Janeiro
Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer Statue
Take the cog railway 2,300 feet up to the summit of CORCOVADO, the environmentally friendly train will take you through the jungle to the top of Corcovado. On both sides of the railway you will have spectacular views of Tijuca forest, inhabited by monkeys and other exotic animals and birds. On top of Corcovado, at an altitude of 700 m above sea level, you will stand in front of the symbol of Rio de Janeiro- Statue of Christ the Savior (38m) that was built in 1931. From top of Corcovado, you have a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and its surroundings like the Bridge Niteroi, Guanabara Bay, the Botanical Garden, the Maracana stadium and the Sugar Loaf . After going down , the tour continues by car to the central regions of the old town of Rio where you can admire several old churches, monasteries, the main cathedral of the city as well as buildings in colonial style.
Overnight stay in Rio.
Day 3: Rio de Janeiro
Full day is free for Leisure . You may enjoy beautiful beaches or go for local souvenir shopping , Overnight stay in Rio.
Day 4: Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls
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 .The Iguacu Falls receive their name from the Caigangues Indian word meaning ‘great waters’. The falls are formed by the Iguacu River and consist of 275 separate falls; they are surrounded by the virgin jungle of Iguacu National Park which is home to about 2000 species of flora and 400 bird species (including parrots and toucans). The highest fall, the ‘Garganta do Diabo’ (Devil’s Throat) reaches 70m (230ft), which is one and a half times the height of the Niagara Falls. Besides taking in the stunning view from one of the many “catwalks” visitors may try rafting or take a spectacular boat ride through the falls.
Overnight in Iguassu
Day 5: Iguassu Falls
Today, You will visit the Brazilian side of the magnificent Iguaçu Falls . Following the walkways which border the canyon of the Iguassu River, you will enjoy the sight of hundreds of small waterfalls. At the end of this Trail you will arrive right in front of the huge and impressing Devils Throat, the strongest and most powerful of all waterfalls. You will feel the waterfalls with the splashing water around you and the whole area around is full of beautiful rainbows.
At the end of the tour you will be dropped to your hotel.
Optional Excursions :
Great Adventure Boat Trip
The Great Adventure takes you to meet the Iguazu Falls from a new point of view, but no less entrancing.
It all starts with a wonderful track by the Iguazú National Park. A walk six miles through the fully motorized Yacaratiá Sendero, which will take you from a subtropical vegetation, where flora and fauna coexist in harmony. Multilingual guides pass information about the curiosities of the jungle.
At the end of this wonderful journey you find Puerto Macuco. It’s a ride in a special and very safe boat, passing true the island Isla Martín. The boat then on a superspeed takes you directly into the falls! Sparks of water and the adrenalin felt cannot be described in words and has to be felt! And yet you have the privilege of passing very close to the famous Garganta del Diablo.
Helicopter flight over the Waterfalls
The tour takes you for flying over the words’ widest falls!
The picture is stunning, and the tourist will get the best photographs of this nature show. The flyby allows the visitor to have a sense of the scale of the landscape, making the most different emotions arise.
Overnight in Iguassu
Day 6: Foz do Iguazu
Today you will proceed for full day adventure to the Argentinian Side of the Iguazu Nationalpark. The Argentinean side is very different from the Brazilian one; there are the three trails leading you through the nature in the parc:
The Lower Circuit: At a length of 1,700 meters, runways venture into the lush jungle to take direct contact with the breaking of the Dos Hermanas, Chico and Ramirez. Walking down a runway you can be at the foot of a huge seawall water which is the fall of Salto Bosetti and you will enjoy the steep falls in the Saltos Alvar Nuñez, Elenita and Lanusse.
The Upper Circuit: a walk of 1,300 meters, elevated runways will take you on the fall line of several major jumps, reaching the edge thereof. It provides an overview of the whole area from a greater height.
The Devil’s Throat: Accessed through the Rainforest with the Ecological Train arriving at the Devil’s Throat Station. From there, after a 1,000 meters walk, you will reach the enormous ‘Devil’s Throat’.
You will walk around next to the falls to have a close look of the falls. You can feel the strength of the water and enjoy the 55.500 hectares of natural beauty!
In the evening your driver will drive you back to your hotel. Overnight in Iguassu
Day 7: Foz do Iguazu – Buenos Aires
You will have a transfer out to airport to take your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival at Buenos you will be transferred to you hotel for check in .
Buenos Aires is famous for being the birthplace of Tango. No doubt, this is the best city in the world for fans of this famous dance. In addition, you will certainly feel the extraordinary charm of this cosmopolitan city, with its famous palace Casa Rosada, the former port of Puerto Madero, quarter Caminito, Calle Florida , Boca Hunior football stadium , the cathedral , the National History Museum , the Botanical Garden- This multi-faceted city is so full of interesting places, which makes it impossible to list them all.
Overnight in Buenos
Day 8: Buenos Aires
Proceed for a half day city tour in Buenos Aires.
This panoramic tour will take you through the highlights of South America’s most European and cosmopolitan city. You’ll drive along 9 de Julio Avenue where the renowned Colón Theater and the Obelisk, symbols of our city, are located. You’ll visit Plaza de Mayo, surrounded by important historic buildings like the Casa Rosada, the Cathedral and the City Hall. We’ll also visit Plaza San Martin, Alvear and Plaza del Congreso. The tour will drive you along the old fashion Avenida de Mayo and the dynamic Avenida Corrientes. Explore neighborhoods filled with colors and history, like La Boca and San Telmo, and the sumptuous neighborhoods of Palermo, Recoleta and the modern Puerto Madero, a busy gastronomic and entertainment area. After tour drop back to hotel.
Rest of the day is free for Leisure. Overnight in Buenos
Day 9: Buenos Aires – Santiago de Chile
In morning, you will be transferred to the international airport to take your flight to Santiago de Chile. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.
Santiago de Chile has very interesting historical, residential and business districts. Take a walk through the historic center and you will see the Plaza de Armas with a monument dedicated to the founder of the city – Pedro de Valdivia, as well as the monument called “Freedom America” and a monument to the first Chilean Cardinal – Jose Maria Caro. Furthermore you can have a look at the Presidential Palace of La Moneda, which is the largest neoclassical building as well as the Cathedral and the Central Post Office building.
Overnight in Santiago
Day 10: Santiago de Chile
Today you will go on a city tour to the most interesting sights in Santiago, beginning with the historic downtown district, visiting Main Square, Cathedral, Post Office Headquarters, and Santiago City Hall. We will also see the Government House “La Moneda”. Afterward, we will take you to East Santiago, where you may appreciate modern buildings, with offices, apartments, shopping centers and restaurants. Return to hotel and Overnight in Santiago
Day 11: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar
Proceed for full-day SIB tour to Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, visiting Quinta Vergara Amphitheater, where the International Song Festival of Viña del Mar is held every year, San Martin Avenue, Peru Avenue, Sotomayor Square, El Peral Funicular, and Yugoslav Corridor. Return to Santiago and Overnight in Santiago
Day 12: Santiago de Chile – Back home
Today you will be transferred to the international airport to board your flight back home!