* Please note that this package includes flights and the price may vary at the time of booking due to fluctuation in flight rates. Make sure to double-check prices and availability with us at the time of booking.
Start this journey with a pick up from the airport on Day 1. Take a Rio Carioca City Tour on Day 2 and enjoy a free day in Rio on Day 3. Travel to Ilha Grande and snorkel in paradise at the Blue Lagoon on Days 4-5. Visit the pretty colonial town of Paraty and take a Schooner boat ride to nearby beaches on Days 6-7. Transfer to Sao Paulo and fly to Foz do Iguacu on Day 8, and visit both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of the falls on Days 9-10. Fly to Buenos Aires on Day 11 where you will see a live Tango show, before going on a city tour on Day 12, then take a bike tour on Day 13. Your trip ends on Day 14 with an airport drop-off.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Rio de Janeiro Airport Pick-up
Today you will be met on arrival at Rio de Janeiro airport and transferred to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to explore, walk, take photos, or just relax and people watch. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.
Day 2: Carioca City Tour (B)
Start your day with an accommodation pick-up by your English speaking guide for your city tour! First, you will stop at the hang gliding landing area at Sao Conrado beach, with incredible views of the mountains where the hang gliders land after taking off from Pedra Bonita. Continue to Tijuca National Park then on to the famous Christ The Redeemer Statue, where you can take as many photos as your heart desires (entrance fee included). Make a stop for lunch (not included) in Santa Teresa, one of the oldest neighbourhoods of Rio. See the well preserved original architecture and feel the character of this unique neighbourhood. At the end of your city tour, you will see The Lapa Steps and then will be offered the option of being dropped off at your accommodation or at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain, where you can hop on the gondola and watch the sunset from the top of the hill (ticket price is not included). Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.
Day 3: Rio de Janeiro Free Day (B)
Enjoy this day at your leisure in Rio de Janeiro. This beautiful seaside city has too much to offer. Perhaps you want to do some shopping or take a break and relax at one of its beautiful beaches. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.
Day 4: Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande (B)
Today you will take a transfer from the bustling city of Rio de Janeiro down the coast to hop on a ferry boat to reach Ilha Grande, a relaxing paradise with no cars, tropical turquoise waters and beautiful sandy beaches dotting the island. Overnight in Ilha Grande.
* Important Note: There are no banks, cash machines, or money exchange offices on Ilha Grande. Make sure you have enough cash before your transfer, as it is not possible for the driver to stop at one on the way.
Day 5: Blue Lagoon Day Trip (B)
Today you will take a snorkel tour to Blue Lagoon where you can swim in the warm tropical waters. Make your way to the dock, where you will take a boat bound for Lagoa Azul (Blue Lagoon). In the shallow part of this lagoon, you will see an abundance of colourful coral and fish. The trip will continue with a stop at Praia da Freguesia de Santana, where you will have the chance to discover two beautiful beaches in addition to the historical Santana Church (built-in 1796). This was the first place to be populated on Ilha Grande and in the last century was considered the centre for economic development of the island. Following this visit, you will head to Praia do Japariz to have lunch (not included). The tour will finish in the afternoon with a drop-off back at the dock, where you can then spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Ilha Grande.
Day 6: Ilha Grande to Paraty (B)
Today you will be transferred by ferry from Ilha Grande back to the mainland, then continue by bus to the picturesque colonial town of Paraty on the coast. Go back in time as you walk at your own leisure along the cobblestone streets of Paraty, surrounded by brightly painted colourful colonial buildings housing quaint shops and restaurants, where you can sit outside and enjoy the warm climate. Overnight in Paraty.
Day 7: Schooner Boat Ride (B)
Experience the beauty that Paraty has to offer on a relaxing island-hopping adventure, within the bay of Paraty. Depart from the colonial harbor at Paraty for a scenic ride into the Paraty Bay passing by several relaxing and beautiful sandy beaches where you can go for a swim, or grab some snorkel gear and discover the tropical marine life off of the rocky shorelines. The exact locations vary on each tour, depending on weather conditions and beach capacity. The tours normally stop at several of the following islands: Comprida, Algodão, Cotia, Praia Vermelha and also the beaches of Lulas, Saco da Velha among many others. Return back to Paraty and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, then overnight in Paraty.
Day 8: Paraty to Sao Paulo - Flight to Foz do Iguacu (B)
Today you will take a bus to Sao Paulo and then be transferred to the airport for your flight to Foz do Iguacu. Upon arrival, you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to go for dinner (not included). Overnight in Foz do Iguacu.
Day 9: Day Trip to Argentina Falls (Brazil to Argentina) (B)
A visit to the Argentinean side of Iguazu Falls is a completely different experience than the Brazilian side and deserves a whole day's worth of your time. Walk along the platforms and bridges that follow the contours of the river, taking you right up next to hundreds of waterfalls spreading over 3 kilometres.
Iguazu falls were created approximately 200 thousand years ago by a geological fault where the Iguazu and Parana Rivers came together creating an 80-meter high cascade named Garganta del Diablo, or 'Devil's Throat.' The falls stretch over 3 kilometres wide making them taller than Niagara Falls in North America and wider than Victoria Falls in Africa. The intensity of the falls produces a permanent fog, where sunbeams form multiple rainbows of incredible beauty.
Start off by walking around the Circuito Inferior, where several bridges take you right up next to the falls where you can stand and be soaked by the spray in seconds. Take the train to the 'Devil's Throat' main falls where a man-made walkway leads you out over the river to experience the thrill of looking down into the Devil's Throat itself, a 90-meter-high cascade. Bring your own snacks and water to avoid paying high prices in the park.
* NOTE: In order to cross the border you must present your valid passport and visa (if required - check entry requirements for your nationality prior to departure). Please remember to bring these items as you will not be able to cross without them.
Day 10: Half-Day Trip to Brazil Falls (B)
Today is an exciting day with a visit to the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls, where you can enjoy panoramic views! You will have the chance to get close to Floriano, Deodoro, and Benjamin waterfalls, as well as take the walkways to Santa Maria Falls. Look across the river to see the spectacular view of the Argentine side’s waterfall that stretch over 1 kilometre in length. Enjoy the rest of the day in Foz at your leisure. Overnight in Foz do Iguacu.
Day 11: Flight Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires - Tango Show & Dinner (B/D)
Today you will be transferred to Puerto Iguazu airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your accommodation for check-in.
In the evening you will go to dinner and a Tango show! Start with a lesson and be taught some steps of this historically rich dance. After you will enjoy a delicious Argentinean dinner while watching a thrilling and interactive Tango Show. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Day 12: Buenos Aires City Tour (B)
Today, discover the beauty and wonders of Buenos Aires on a morning, or afternoon city tour that takes you around the city. View the National Congress, The Metropolitan Cathedral next to Government House, admire the Colon Theater and visit San Telmo, traditional neighbourhood where Tango performances can be seen in bars and restaurants. Stop at the famous La Boca neighbourhood, once the home of soccer champion Diego Maradona. Enjoy Palermo, an area that combines its architecture and history with entertainment and amusement in its green spaces. Finally, La Recoleta, an exclusive and elegant neighbourhood, where the famous cemetery is found. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 13: Bike Tour Buenos Aires (B)
Ride around the city of Buenos Aires today on a bike tour with an experienced local guide who will explain the history and urban legends of the city, as you peddle around different neighbourhoods. Enjoy seeing Buenos Aires from a local point of view as you do a little bit of exercise and feel the breeze in your hair. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Day 14: Buenos Aires Airport Drop-off (B)
Today your trip will come to an end as you are dropped off at Buenos Aires airport for your onward flight. We wish you a safe journey for your onward travels!
- Rio de Janeiro Airport Pick-Up
- Buenos Aires Airport Drop-Off
- Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu
- Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires
- City & Tours Transfers
13 Nights Accommodation:
- 3N in Rio de Janeiro
- 2N in Ilha Grande
- 2N in Paraty
- 2N in Foz do Iguacu
- 1N in Puerto Iguazu
- 3N in Buenos Aires
Meals: 13 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
Tours as per Itinerary:
- Carioca City Tour
- Blue Lagoon Day Trip
- Schooner Boat Ride
- Brazil Falls Half-Day Trip
- Argentina Falls Day Trip
- Tango Show & Dinner
- Buenos Aires City Tour
- Buenos Aires Bike Tour
- Brazil Iguazu Falls
- Argentina Iguazu Falls
- Christ The Redeemer Statue
- Buenos Aires City Tour
- Sugarloaf Mountain Gondola
Transfers to/from bus stations
Other Meals & Drinks
Tips for Guides