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Best of Rio, Iguazu Falls and Bustling Buenos Aires

PRIVATE TOUR - 10 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 5248

Private Tour Highlights

  • Soaking up Rio’s buzzing energy on a private tour of the city, encompassing important sights like Cinelandia Square and the Metropolitan Cathedral, with its famous stained-glass windows.
  • Taking a ride on a cog train through the world’s largest urban woodland, Rio’s Tijuca Forest, up towards the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer.
  • Whizzing up to Sugarloaf Mountain on a cable car, drinking in the views of Guanabara Bay, Copacabana Beach and the Santa Cruz Fortress.
  • Feeling the raw power of spectacular Iguazu Falls during a guided walking tour or invigorating boat ride.
  • Experiencing Buenos Aires, a truly unique capital city thanks to a blend of European influences and South American charisma.
  • Glimpsing the Argentine gaucho culture in the Pampas with a folklore and gaucho show along with a traditional asado; a delicious barbecue meal.
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Tour Overview

Let Yampu introduce you to the best of Rio, Iguazu Falls and bustling Buenos Aires! Argentina and Brazil as a combination is arguably one of the best introductions to South America. You will visit Marvelous Rio (home of samba, Carnival, Sugarloaf Mountain and Ipanema Beach) and the magnificent Iguazu Falls in the Iguazu National Park on the border of Argentina and Paraguay. From Iguazu Falls, continue on to the classy and cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.

Inclusions
Prices include airfare from Rio de Janeiro to Foz do Iguazu, airfare from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires; hotel accommodation including daily continental breakfast; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; locally guided tours in English, including entrance fees; and meals where specified.
Exclusions

Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included.

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Pricing Details
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Double £$4426 £$5248 £$6228 £$7176
Single £$6794 £$8255 £$10401 £$12057

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Flight to Brazil

Overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Day
2

City Tour of Rio

Upon arrival in Rio, reception at airport and transfer to the hotel.
Note: check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed).
Afternoon private tour to Corcovado with private driver and guide. The tour begins in Cosme Velho's neighborhood. The cog train rolls through the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world and up to the statue. Once there, enjoy a panoramic and extraordinary view of Rio, including the Sugar Loaf, the Guanabara Bay, the beaches of Southern Zone and the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon. At the peak of the hill is Christ the Redeemer, the art deco statue of Jesus Christ and icon of Rio. After the visit of the Corcovado, the tour continues to Sao Conrado area with a brief stop at the Pepino beach where you can appreciate hang gliders overhead. Transfer back to the hotel.
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Day
3

Half Day Tour to The Sugar Loaf

Today enjoy a private Half Day Tour to the Sugar Loaf with private driver/guide.
This tour begins with a stroll through downtown Rio, passing by the Sambodrome, and the Metropolitan Cathedral, in pyramid form, with internal diameter of 96 meters and height of 80 meters. Get to know the traditional Cinelandia square with the historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. By taking the Aterro do Flamengo, one will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca to find one of the largest symbols of the city: The Sugar Loaf. This visit is made in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes passengers to Urca Hill which is 215 meters high and provides a beautiful view of the Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niteroi bridge and Corcovado hill. From this stage, a second cable car will be taken up to the top with 395 meters to find a splendid view of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and some beaches of Niteroi.
Note: if one would like to experience a typical Brazilian lunch after the tour, please let Yampu know and it will be added.
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Day
4

Rio at Leisure

Day free to enjoy Rio, or choose from one of Yampu’s optional day tours.
Tonight, experience the show at the Rio Scenarium (this tour does not include dinner). Located in the Lapa area, Rio Scenarium is one of the premier places to listen to the best of Brazilian music, and where the real carioca spirit of bohemian way of life can be felt. The venue is an antique shop during the day, and a live music bar during the night. The programming changes every month. The show ends around midnight.
Note: If one prefers a traditional samba performance on stage, Yampu can include Rio Plataforma. After dinner, enjoy a Brazilian music presentation at the famous Rio Plataforma. Rio Plataforma is one of the premier places to listen to the best of Brazilian music. Please ask a Yampu travel consultant.
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Day
5

Iguazu Falls

This morning, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Iguazu. Upon arrival in Foz do Iguazu, be greeted for airport reception and transferred to the hotel on the Brazil side of the falls. This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour to the Brazil side of the falls. The thunderous crash of tons of rushing water against basaltic rocks amidst the jungle of birds, butterflies and orchids will take one’s breath away! In the evening transfer to the hotel on the Argentine side of the falls.

This morning, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Iguazu. Upon arrival in Foz do Iguazu, be greeted for airport reception and transferred to the hotel on the Brazil side of the falls. This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour to the Brazil side of the falls. The thunderous crash of tons of rushing water against basaltic rocks amidst the jungle of birds, butterflies and orchids will take one’s breath away! In the evening transfer to the hotel on the Argentine side of the falls.

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Day
6

Iguazu Falls; Argentina

This morning, be met at the hotel and transferred to the visitor center inside Iguazu National Park to enjoy a guided tour to the Argentina side of the waterfalls.

To reach the visitor center to the beginning of upper path, lower path and Devil’s Throat, board a little train that runs from the visitor center to the paths and between each one of them. One may also walk from the visitor center to upper and lower paths, but cannot walk to Devils Throat because it is located more than 4 km from the visitor center.

Great Adventure: This tour combines a jungle trip with a boat trip to the falls. Trip starts in the jungle of the National Park in roofless 4x4 trucks for best visibility of the trees and to take good photos. Afterwards, take a zodiac boat to the lower Iguazu River upstream to discover the falls little by little with a panoramic view of the Iguazu Falls. Be prepared to get wet under the falls! This afternoon, return to the hotel for the remainder of the day at leisure.

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Day
7

Puerto Iguazu- Buenos Aires

This morning, transfer to the airport in Puerto Iguazu for a flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, be greeted for airport reception and transferred to the hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a city tour of Buenos Aires, an impressive city that combines the atmosphere of an old European town with the features of a Latin American capital. In this tour, one will acquire a deep understanding of the city’s characteristics, history, architecture, culture and its best stories. Visit the center of the city, San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero and Palermo, with stops in Plaza de Mayo, Caminito and La Recoleta. ...read less

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Day
8

Fiesta Gaucha

Today enjoy a full-day excursion to an estancia for a typical barbecue lunch and a folklore/gaucho show. Here one will learn about the customs of the Argentinean gauchos and their abilities on horseback that will leave travelers breathless. The meat will be cooked a lo gaucho outdoors on the barbecue. Lunch and drinks are included.
This afternoon, return to Buenos Aires for the remainder of the day at leisure.
Please note this tour does not operate on Tuesday.

Today enjoy a full-day excursion to an estancia for a typical barbecue lunch and a folklore/gaucho show. Here one will learn about the customs of the Argentinean gauchos and their abilities on horseback that will leave travelers breathless. The meat will be cooked a lo gaucho outdoors on the barbecue. Lunch and drinks are included.
This afternoon, return to Buenos Aires for the remainder of the day at leisure.
Please note this tour does not operate on Tuesday.

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Day
9

Buenos Aires at Leisure

Today is at leisure in Buenos Aires.
This evening, enjoy an unforgettable tango show performed by the best dancers and singers while enjoying a delicious meal at Esquina Carlos Gardel. This world-famous tango show features the glamour of the 1930's in a romantic and intimate setting. This is the perfect way to leave Buenos Aires, the city of tango. Three-course dinner and Argentinean wine included.

Today is at leisure in Buenos Aires.
This evening, enjoy an unforgettable tango show performed by the best dancers and singers while enjoying a delicious meal at Esquina Carlos Gardel. This world-famous tango show features the glamour of the 1930's in a romantic and intimate setting. This is the perfect way to leave Buenos Aires, the city of tango. Three-course dinner and Argentinean wine included.

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Day
10

Flight Home

Today, transfer to the airport for the international flight home.

Today, transfer to the airport for the international flight home.

Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Iguazu Falls, Misiones Province, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Puerto Iguazú, Misiones Province, Argentina

Places You'll See

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    Rio de Janeiro

    The largest Art Deco statue in the world, Christ the Redeemer, welcomes travelers to the famous city, Rio de Janeiro. Let the local music, art, and food capture your sense as you visit its sandy beaches or watch an enchanting samba show. Try your hand at trekking up Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf Mountain) for beautiful views of the bay and beyond.

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    Puerto Iguazu

    Just a short distance away from the Iguazu Falls, the beautiful city of Puerto Iguazu is full of wonderful sites and attractions. View the Museum of Images of the Jungle, a beautiful collection of woodcarvings. Look around at Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay all at the same time, at the Three Frontiers Landmark where the three countries meet.

  • Buenos Aires

    One of South America’s most stunning cities, Buenos Aires will charm and delight anyone who walks its dazzling streets. Enjoy watching a tango show or visiting the many shopping centers such as Alto Palermo, or Paseo Alcorta. Buenos Aires is also home to several music festivals such as Quilmes Rock, Creamfields BA, and the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Copa Sul Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Atlantis Copacabana

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Jasy Hotel

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Hotel Saint George

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Hotel Jardin de Iguazu

Buenos Aires : Savoy Hotel, BA

Buenos Aires : Rendez-Vous Hotel

4 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Arena Copacabana Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Pestana Rio Atlantica

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Amerian el Portal

Buenos Aires : Loi Suites, BA

Buenos Aires : Design CE

5 Star Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Windsor Miramar

Rio de Janeiro : Pestana Rio Atlantica

Rio de Janeiro : JW Marriott Hotel

Foz do Iguacu (Brazil Side) : Loi Suites Iguazu

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Panoramic Grand Hotel

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Iguazu Jungle Lodge

Buenos Aires : Hotel Madero

Buenos Aires : Hub Porteno

Buenos Aires : Legado Mitico, BA

Buenos Aires : Sofitel Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires : MIO Buenos Aires

Luxury Properties

Rio de Janeiro : Santa Teresa Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Copacabana Palace (City View)

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Sheraton Iguazu Resort & Spa

Buenos Aires : Algodon Mansion

Buenos Aires : Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires : Alvear Palace

Testimonials

Susan R.

Traveled December, 2015 - February, 2016

A remarkable and wonderful trip

This has been a remarkable and wonderful trip for us that will live in our memories forever. Please know that we appreciate all of your help. It has been a great two months.

Dave from the UK

Traveled February, 2008

As I said, overall it was a brilliant experience,

As I said, overall it was a brilliant experience, although I guess we were probably spoiled with the number of occasions when we had a guide to ourselves!

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Prudence

Traveled August, 2009

All in all a fantastic trip.

We got back last night after a fantastic trip. I think Georgie would agree that it was one of our best trips we’ve been on. I am rushing all over the place today as off on holiday again at 4.30am tomorrow. Nothing like another holiday to get over the post holiday blues! All in all a fantastic trip. Overall I think what really worked well was that we felt we spent just the right amount of time in each place. Thanks again for all your help. It was much appreciated, particularly given the limited time we left to organise it all!

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