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Signature Buenos Aires to Rio

9 Days FROM AUD 3,760

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Overview

This nine-day superior styled itinerary gives you the best of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, two of South America’s most vibrant cities.

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Your handpicked journey starts in Buenos Aires, known as the 'Paris of the South', with activities that showcase the city's European elegance and Latin energy. Take a tour to delve into the city's history and end the day with an intimate Asado dining experience. Witness Argentinian bbq techniques up close as you sit with the chefs around the parrilla, accompanied with a wine pairing menu featuring some of the best boutique wines from Argentina. The following evening is your chance to experience what makes Buenos Aires world famous, a traditional tango show with dinner.

Break up your city stays with a visit to one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World, Iguazu falls. Find out why these waterfalls are considered to be among some of the largest waterfalls on Earth, experiencing the force and volume of water cascading over 270 vertical drops from both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides.

Continue on to the beautiful and vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro where you will finish off this memorable journey relaxing on some of the world's best-known beaches. See the famous Sugar Loaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer Statue, learn about the city's history, and visit the neighbourhood of Santa Teresa where some of the Rio's best photo opportunities present themselves with the city below and surrounding favelas.

This itinerary is also offered in reverse - Signature Rio to Buenos Aires

On this all-encompassing personalised itinerary, Chimu will provide travel logistics for your travel party for the duration of your journey, plus expert guides for all the major sightseeing as per itinerary.  Each night you will stay in superior accommodation, handpicked by our experienced team for their creature comforts, convenient locations, and impeccable service. 

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Trip Code: MCHABAR

Travel Style: Personalised Itinerary

Location: Argentina, Brazil

Flights: Includes internal flights Between Buenos Aires and Rio De Janeiro. International flights are not included. Ask us about booking your flights to/from South America to save money by creating an 'airpass'.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS ITINERARY

  • In just nine days you will see the best of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, two of South America’s most vibrant cities.

  • Visit one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World; Iguazu Falls. See one of the world's largest waterfalls from both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides.

  • Visit two of Rio's landmark sites; Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountain and immerse yourself in the culture and history of Rio De Janeiro in the neighbourhood of Santa Teresa on a Rio City Tour.

  • In Buenos Aires you will discover the highlights of the city, experience a Tango Show and explore the Tigre Delta.

  • Each night you will stay in superior accommodation ensuring your journey is comfortable.

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

Welcome to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. On arrival at Ezeiza International Airport, your driver will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in one of Buenos Aires’ most elegant, historic, and picturesque neighbourhoods, Recoleta, where you will be free to relax for the rest of the day.

Arrive in Buenos Aires

Join a half-day city tour where you will discover the history and essence of Buenos Aires. Highlights include Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo, La Boca, famous for its colourful houses and tango dancers on the streets, and finish up with a wander through Recoleta Cemetery, one of the world’s most famous and exclusive cemeteries.
Spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing before being collected from your hotel and transferred to an Asado restaurant where you will enjoy a traditional Argentinian steakhouse. A closed-door dining experience awaits you that explores new ways of serving Argentine Asado classics, along with a wine pairing menu that has also been designed to best enhance the flavours of the ingredients while presenting you with some of the best boutique wines from Argentina. (B,D)

Buenos Aires City Tour & Asado

Travel to the Tigre Delta and board a catamaran to take in one of the best views of the city skyline. During the 1.5-hour cruise, you will be able to admire Buenos Aires from the Rio de la Plata before disembarking at Tigre Pier to explore more neighbourhoods and learn about life living in this unique environment. This evening you will be collected from your hotel to experience a traditional tango show with dinner, a dance that originates from this city and is famous around the world. (B,D)

Buenos Aires Tigre Delta & Tango Show

A transfer will take you to the airport for your flight to Puerto Iguazu. The spectacular Iguazu Falls that straddles the Argentine-Brazil border, is made up of 275 individual waterfalls lining a 2.7km wide horseshoe-shaped gorge. You will have the chance to experience the falls from both the Argentinian and the Brazilian sides, the Brazilian side offering a broader, panoramic view, with the Argentinian side offering a series of catwalks that allow you to experience the falls from close range. (B)

Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu

Get ready for a full day of exploring the Argentine side of the falls. We start early to beat the crowds and get the first train to the Devil’s Throat. Walk along the paths over the islands which take you to a balcony over the falls and the most spectacular view of the entire Devil’s Gorge. You will then have plenty of time to walk the paths on the upper circuit, providing you with a magnificent panoramic view, and the lower circuit, which has great views from below and around the falls. On completion of the tour, you will be taken to your hotel. (B)

Iguazu Falls

Today you will cross into Brazil to enjoy a half-day tour of the Brazilian side where you will experience great panoramic views of the Argentinian side of the falls. At the appropriate time, you will be collected from the Brazil National Park and transferred to the Foz do Iguacu airport for your onward flight to Rio De Janeiro. Rio never fails to amaze with its sandy beaches, carefree lifestyle, and unparalleled natural beauty. (B)

Iguazu to Rio de Janeiro

With an early start, today you will join a city tour taking in all of Rio’s famous sights, including Corcovado, to get up close to the Christ the Redeemer statue. The next stop is Sugar Loaf Mountain, where you will board a cable car to the top of Urca Hill, with spectacular views of Rio’s famous beaches, bays, hills, and the city. Enjoy a traditional Brazilian BBQ for lunch and continue exploring more of the city including a visit to the Maracanã Stadium via the famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, a stop at the Sambadrome, the city’s historic downtown area, and more. (B,L)

Rio de Janeiro City Tour

Spend a half-day today on a great historical tour of Rio de Janeiro which will take you through the colonial avenues, squares, and back streets of the city. Your guide will explain the important historical, political, and social events that shaped Rio into South America’s most exciting city. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy the beaches of Rio. (B)

Rio de Janeiro Historical Tour

Your time in South America’s most bustling city comes to an end and you will be transferred from your hotel to your onward flight. If you wish to extend your time in Brazil, check out our Brazilian Beaches or Pantanal extension packages. To experience a completely different side of Brazil, check out our Northern Brazil extension package. (B)

Depart Rio de Janeiro
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ITINERARY ADD-ONS

  • Looking for some more beach time to relax before returning home? Kick back on Ilha Grande, home to some of South America's finest beaches with a caipirinha with our Brazilian Beaches Extension. This package also takes you to the colonial town of Paraty where colonial Portuguese architecture can be found, contrasting from the rest of South America's Spanish influence. 

  • Extend your time in Brazil and explore the worlds largest wetlands area and snorkeling in crystal clear freshwater springs with our Pantanal and Bonito Extension. Explore these unsurpassed waters through the comfort of a beautiful ecolodge in the Pantanal, experiencing the world’s densest flora and fauna ecosystem, then discover for yourself how the town of Bonito got it's name.

  • If you are planning to travel between September to April, a visit to Patagonia is a must!!! Our Signature Patagonia Package can easily be added before starting this BA to Rio itinerary and you will be rewarded with a visit to one of the worlds most beautiful national parks; Torres del Paine National Park.

Pricing per person & date


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Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service

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Important Information

  • Private airport transfers
    Internal flights as part of this itinerary*
    Accommodation with breakfast daily
    Sightseeing with local English speaking guides as detailed in the itinerary
    Other meals where stated

    EXCLUSIONS: 

    International flights
    Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable)
    Travel insurance
    Beverages
    Personal expenses
    Gratuities for tour guides and drivers
    Any items not mentioned as included

     

  • A Single supplement applies. Please contact us for more details 

  • Availability and departure date.

Accommodation

We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your South American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first hand experience, our consultants will piece together one of our Signature packages and customise your travel plans by adding extension packages.

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures is passionate and dedicated to sustainbility measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

We use local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprint. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting. Our guides are all highly qualified (most with university degrees) or equip with many years of experience and are paid above the standard wage. Whether it be our knowledgeable local guides, locally produced meals or the transport on tour, we do not use imported goods when local products are available. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and give as much back as possible to the communities we work in.

We ensure that we have as little negative impact on the wildlife as possible and minimise disturbances. We also encourage the education and visitation of protection and conservation services, specifically associated with the area. You will also find that we visit many locations and landmarks of which we encourage you to explore yet advise you to remain culturally aware and sensitive. We further encourage you to buy appropriate souvenirs and discourage the buying of anything wrongfully made or taken from the environment i.e. shells and endangered species products. Information on how you can be environmentally conscious, and travel responsibly will be made available in pre-departure information and en-route by guides and staff. Furthermore, in our further efforts of supporting the communities, a percentage of the funds generated from your tour (10%) will go back to our charities and assist us supporting the next generation and the environment they live in.

Being environmentally accountable is a crucial part of our organisation. Chimu is currently striving towards using less paper, taking several initiatives to do so and tracking our progress along the way. Our goal: A paperless organisation. For this reason, all information given to you will be sent electronically. We encourage those who choose to travel with us to support our aspirations and actions and ask that you reconsider printing out documentation. To view these documents, you can download them to your iPad or portable computer before and during your trip.

For more information visit our sustainability page.

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