Buenos Aires & Rio de Janeiro Express

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Carnival, Brazil
Carnaval, Brazil
This is truly an amazing opportunity to visit two gorgeous and fascinating South American cities for a price that is too good to resist. You'll visit Buenos Aires, often referred to as the "Paris of the South" and one of South America's most European cities. Then continue to Rio de Janeiro, one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world. This incredible package includes flights from Miami (New York is available at a small supplement in price), fantastic, centrally located hotels, breakfast every day and orientation tours of both cities. Our local, English-speaking hosts will help you to enjoy both cities to the max! If South America has been part of your destination wish list, this trip is for you!

Detailed Itinerary

Buenos Aires & Rio de Janeiro Express - 10 Day Tour Itinerary Map Day 1: Depart USA. Your fascinating trip to South America begins as you depart today for Argentina.

Day 2: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina. Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital, is often called "Paris of the South." The city is a great mix of European heritage and Latin spirit, evident in the architecture, culture and lifestyle. Drive through Avenida 9 de Julio, the world's widest avenue, to your downtown hotel. Later, your guide will hold a welcome briefing to get you ready to explore Buenos Aires. De Las Americas Hotel. Breakfast provided.

Avenida 9 de Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Avenida 9 de Julio, Buenos Aires, Argentina   © Secretary of Tourism
Day 3 - 5: Buenos Aires. Enjoy three full days at leisure to explore fascinating Buenos Aires. Your hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city, near the fashionable Recoleta area. Your local host can suggest optional tours or ideas for independent exploring and dining. Several full and half-day excursions will be offered, including a city tour to see the famous Colon Opera House, the historic La Boca district and the cemetery where Evita Peron is buried.

La Boca District, Buenos Aires Highly recommended is a full day optional excursion to the Argentine Pampas, where you'll visit an Estancia (ranch) and enjoy a Gaucho Fiesta, complete with a gaucho riding, folklore show and a sumptuous barbecue lunch. You will also have an opportunity to attend a tango show, South America's passionate dance, enjoy a lavish steak dinner, visit some of the shops lining the renowned Florida Street, offering bargains galore, or relax in one of the many outdoor cafes and parks. Breakfast provided.

Surfers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Day 6: Buenos Aires/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Today, fly to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, often described as one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world. En route to your hotel, enjoy an orientation drive along the city's famous beaches. Your first class hotel overlooks world-renowned Copacabana Beach and is within short walking distance of vibrant Ipanema. After check-in, your local host will arrange a welcome briefing. South American Copacabana Hotel Breakfast provided.

Corcovado Mountain, Rio de Janeiro
Corcovado Mountain, Rio Janeiro
Day 7 - 8: Rio de Janeiro. Sprawling between lush tropical mountains and the exquisite beaches of the Atlantic, Rio's natural beauty and the warmth of its people will win your heart. Your local host can suggest optional tours or ideas for independent exploring and dining for your free time.

Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro Several full and half-day excursions will be offered, including an excursion to Sugar Loaf Mountain and a tour via cog railway through the rain forest up Corcovado Mountain, a high peak crowned by the landmark statue of Christ the Redeemer. Additional optional excursions include the mountain resort of Petropolis and a jeep tour of the botanical Gardens. Plenty of leisure time to explore on your own, enjoy delicious local cuisine and shop for authentic gemstones. Highly recommended is an optional fun evening outing for a dinner at a traditional churrascaria, where you'll feast on unlimited marinated meats barbecued Brazilian style, followed by a samba show displaying dazzling colorful costumes. Breakfast provided.

Rio de Janeiro Day 9: Rio de Janeiro/Evening Departure. A final day at leisure for independent pursuits. This evening transfer to the airport for your return flight. Breakfast provided.

Day 10: Arrive USA. Your overnight flight from Rio arrives in the USA this morning.

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