* 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.
Airport pick-up on Day 1. Begin your trip with a Tango Night on Day 2. Enjoy a free day in Buenos Aires on Day 3 and then, fly to Puerto Iguazu on Day 4 to visit the Argentinean side of the falls on Day 5. Fly to Sao Paulo on Day 6 and take a transfer to the pretty colonial town of Paraty where you will take a Schooner Boat Ride to beautiful nearby beaches on Day 7. Spend a day at your leisure on Day 8, and transfer to Ilha Grande on Day 9 for another free day on Day 10. Transfer to Rio on Day 11 and enjoy a free relaxing day on Day 12, your exciting Rio Carioca City Tour is on Day 13 before your trip ends on Day 14 with an airport drop-off.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Buenos Aires Airport Pick-up
Today you will be met on arrival at the Buenos Aires Airport to be transferred to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy this lively town. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Day 2: Tango Show & Dinner (B/D)
Tonight you will go to see an authentic Tango Show and dinner! The night starts with a tango lesson, where a professional instructor will teach you the traditional steps of this historically rich and sensual dance. Afterwards, you will enjoy a delicious traditional Argentinean dinner with an open bar while watching a thrilling and interactive Tango Show.
Tango is undeniably Buenos Aires' and Argentina's most recognized contribution to music. Its most famous melodies and the life of the Porteño (the traditional name for a Buenos Aires inhabitant) are impossible to separate. That is why we invite you to discover its essence and charm with us. Our course will cover the sounds and icons of the first black tangos in the 1850s, to the most modern expression of Argentina's popular culture and the people's renewed interest in tango in the streets today. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Day 3: Buenos Aires Free Day (B)
Enjoy this day in beautiful Buenos Aires at your leisure. Walk along Puerto Madero or San Telmo and indulge yourself with some delicious Argentinian food. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Day 4: Flight to Puerto Iguazu (B)
Today you will take a transfer to the Buenos Aires’ airport for your flight to Puerto Iguazu. Upon arrival you will be picked-up at the airport and transferred to your accommodation. Overnight in Puerto Iguazu.
Day 5: Day Trip to Argentina Falls (Puerto Iguazu to Puerto Iguazu) (B)
A visit to the Argentinean side of Iguazu Falls will leave you amazed after a full-day experience up-close to the falls. Walk along the man-made platforms and bridges that follow the contours of the river taking you right up next to hundreds of waterfalls covering a 4 kilometer stretch. Iguazu falls were created approximately 200 thousand years ago by a geological fault where the Iguazu and Parana Rivers come together creating an 80-meter high cascade named "Garganta del Diablo" or Devil's Throat. The falls stretch over 3 kilometers wide making them taller than Niagara Falls in North America and wider than Victoria Falls in Africa. The average flow of water passing over the falls is 1500 cubic meters per second and depending on the water levels you can observe anywhere from 160 - 260 falls. The intensity of the falls produces a permanent fog, where sunbeams form multiple rainbows of incredible beauty.
Start off by walking down 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 once-in-a-lifetime thrill of looking down into the Devil's Throat itself, a 90-meter-high cascade over which 13,000 cubic meters plunge per second. Bring your own snacks and water to avoid paying high prices in the park.
If time allows on your way back to Puerto Iguazu, you may have a chance to stop at the 3 frontiers overlook point where you can see Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil at the convergence of the Iguazu and Parana Rivers. A blue, green and yellow obelisk represents the national colors of all 3 countries. This is also a great place to grab some last minute souvenirs from Iguazu Falls. Overnight in Puerto Iguazu.
Day 6: Flight to Sao Paulo & Transfer to Paraty (B)
Today you will take a transfer to the Foz do Iguacu airport and then fly to Sao Paulo. Upon arrival you will be picked-up at the airport and transferred to the bus station where you will take a public bus to the picturesque colonial town of Paraty on the coast. Go back in time as you walk 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 your snorkel gear to 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 leisure. Overnight in Paraty.
Day 8: Paraty Free Day (B)
Spend this day at your leisure in beautiful Paraty. Wonder around this paradise on earth and discover all its secrets! Overnight in Paraty
Day 9: Paraty to Ilha Grande (B)
Today you will take a bus transfer to catch a ferry boat transfer from the mainland to Ilha Grande, a relaxing paradise with no cars, tropical turquoise waters and beautiful sandy beaches dotting the island. Overnight in Ilha Grande.
Day 10: Ilha Grande Free Day (B)
Spend this day at your leisure in marvelous Ilha Grande. Indulge yourself with delicious food and relax in this paradisiac island. Overnight in Ilha Grande.
Day 11: Ilha Grande to Rio De Janeiro (B)
Today you will take a ferry boat transfer from the tropical paradise of Ilha Grande back to the mainland and then take a transfer to the bustling city of Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy free time upon arrival to get to know the city on your own. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.
Day 12: 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 13: Carioca City Tour (B)
Start your day with a hostel pick-up by your professional English speaking tour guide for a specially designed Carioca 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 in the midst of green tropical rainforest to visit the famous Christ The Redeemer Statue where you can take as many photos as your heart desires. (Entrance Fee is included). Then, make a stop for lunch in Santa Teresa, one of the oldest and most traditional neighbourhoods of Rio. (The price of lunch is not included, please bring cash or your own snacks/box lunch). See the well preserved original architecture and feel the character of this unique neighborhood. At the end of your Rio city tour you will see The Lapa Steps and then will be offered the option of being dropped off at your hostel or at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain where you can hop on the gondola and watch the sunset from the top of the hill (The ticket is not included). Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.
Day 14: Rio de Janeiro Airport Drop-off (B)
Today your trip will come to an end as you are dropped off at the Rio de Janeiro airport. We wish you a safe journey for your onward travels!
Buenos Aires Airport Pick-Up
Rio de Janeiro Airport Drop-Off
Internal Flights & Airport Transfers:
- Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu
- Foz do Iguacu to Sao Paulo
Transportation Between Cities & During Tours
13 Nights Accommodation in Hostels or 3* or 4* Hotels, Depending on Package:
- 3N in Buenos Aires
- 1N in Puerto Iguazu
- 1N in Foz do Iguacu
- 3N in Paraty
- 2N in Ilha Grande
- 3N in Rio de Janeiro
Meals: 13 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
Tours as per Itinerary:
- Tango Show & Dinner
- Argentina Falls Day Trip
- Schooner Boat Ride
- Carioca City Tour
- Argentina Iguazu Falls
- Christ The Redeemer Statue
- Sugarloaf Mountain Gondola
Transfers to/from Bus Stations
Other Meals & Drinks
Tips for Guides