Day 1: Depart Home City
Day 2: Arrive Rio Arrive in Rio this morning and transfer to your selected hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 3: Sugar Loaf Tour This half-day motorcoach tour begins with a drive to Praia Vermelia, where you begin the two-stage ascent by cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain for breathtaking views of Guanabara Bay and Rio. (B)
Day 4: In Rio Day at leisure for sightseeing and shopping on your own. Optional tour excursions available upon request. (B)
Day 5: Rio to Iguassu Falls Fly away from vibrant Rio to explore one of the world's greatest natural wonders, Iguassu Falls. You will hear the falls' mighty thunder from the elegant Orient-Express Hotel Das Cataratas, located just footsteps away from the cascading water. (B)
Day 6: Iguassu Falls to Buenos Aires Morning departure for Argentina, where you will have a whole new view of the falls. You will cross into Argentina via the Friendship Bridge and clear Argentine customs. Then, walk along the river's edge where a myriad of flora and fauna inhabits this semi-tropical area. Cross small bridges over tiny waterfalls, climb up the embankment to lookout points, and finally arrive at the main part of the falls, the Devil's Throat. After the tour, transfer to the airport on the Argentine side of the falls for your flight to cosmopolitan Buenos Aires. Transfer to your selected hotel. (B)
Days 7 & 8: Buenos Aires See why Buenos Aires is called the Paris of South America on a half-day motorcoach tour of this elegant city. Drive by the public squares and parks, including Plaza de Mayo, Plaza del Congreso and Palermo Park. See the Pink House (presidential palace), Colon Theater, 9th of July Avenue and visit Recoleta Cemetery, where Evita is buried. (B daily)
Day 9: Buenos Aires/Homeward Bound You have another leisure day for last minute shopping and sightseeing before your afternoon transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home. (B)Hotel Category
Rates are not valid during New Year's Eve, Carnival or Easter Week.
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