Day 1 ARRIVE IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL.
Welcome to South America’s capital of glamour—Rio de Janeiro. Your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in
Day 2 RIO DE JANEIRO.
Today, a PRIVATE CITY TOUR takes you to the Cosme Velho district, where you board a cog-wheel train that will take you through the lush tropical vegetation of Tijuca Forest to the top of CORCOVADO Mountain. This rounded peak rising 2,300 feet from the bay below is one of the new Seven Modern Wonders of the World and home to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree panorama, which affords sweeping views of the city and beaches below. The afternoon and evening are at leisure Breakfast
Day 3 RIO DE JANEIRO.
Enjoy a full day at leisure. Your Local Host will suggest an optional Jeep tour to the rainforest in the middle of the city, Tijuca National Park and its bird sanctuary. This afternoon you may elect to discover historic Petropolis, a mountain resort and site of the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II, or take an optional excursion to visit the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain Breakfast
Day 4 RIO–IGUASSU FALLS.
Fly to IGUASSU FALLS. This masterpiece of nature encompasses 275 separate falls and spans almost two miles. This afternoon’s private tour is dedicated to enjoying the spectacle of this 2-mile-wide torrential downpour from the Brazilian side Breakfast
Day 5 IGUASSU FALLS.
This morning, take the Ecological Jungle TRAIN and tour the Argentine side of IGUASSU FALLS with numerous walkways that wind under the crashing water Breakfast
Day 6 IGUASSU FALLS–BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA.
Fly to Buenos Aires, proud capital of the vast country that occupies most of the southern part of the continent. After arriving at your central hotel you will have time to become acquainted with the “Paris of South America” and its wide boulevards and outdoor cafés. Enjoy an evening at leisure Breakfast
Day 7 BUENOS AIRES
A PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING TOUR this morning starts in the colorful La Boca district, site of the city’s first port. Take a short walking tour of this unique neighborhood, then on to San Telmo, famous for its late-colonial buildings and a popular gathering spot for artists. At the Plaza de Mayo, see La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House) and the METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, which houses San Martin’s Mausoleum. Drive past the ornate Colon Opera House before reaching the CEMETERY of the Recoleta, burial site of Eva Peron. This evening, perhaps savor the city’s atmosphere on an optional dinner at a local restaurant, followed by a performance of Latin America’s most sensuous dance—the Tango! Breakfast
Day 8 BUENOS AIRES.
Today is at leisure. Your Local Host will suggest an optional excursion to the Pampas. Experience Argentine country life as you visit an estancia (ranch). Get acquainted with the lifestyle of the gauchos and enjoy a barbecue lunch and the warm hospitality of your hosts before returning to the city Breakfast
Day 9 BUENOS AIRES–BARILOCHE
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bariloche. Arrive in Bariloche in Patagonia. Situated on the shores of fjord-like Lago Nahuel Huapi in the heart of Argentina’s Lake District, you will be met by your Local Host Breakfast
Day 10 BARILOCHE
This chic alpine resort boasts some of the most glorious scenery in the country. Be sure to have your camera ready for today’s CHAIRLIFT RIDE to a lookout point at Cerro Campanario. You’ll definitely want to capture the indescribable vistas of surrounding lakes and Andes mountain peaks. The tour continues with a leisurely drive around the Llao Llao Peninsula, Lago Moreno, and Lopez Bay. The remainder of your day is free, with time to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the picturesque town center. See city hall, the clock tower in Municipality Square, and the famous chocolate factories Breakfast
Day 11 BARILOCHE
Today is free to explore on your own Breakfast
Day 12 BARILOCHE–BUENOS AIRES
After time at leisure this morning, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Buenos Aires Breakfast
Day 13 BUENOS AIRES
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.