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Signature Buenos Aires to Rio

9 Days
From CAD 3,558


Signature Package 

Trip Code: MCHABAR

DIFFICULTY RATING: 1 (easy adventure)

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Finish: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Argentina, Brazil

DestinationDeparture Date



8 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunches (L), 1 Dinner (D)


Economy Internal Flights, Arrival/Departure Transfers Throughout



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Included SightseeingIncluded Sightseeing

Buenos Aires: Half Day City Tour, Half Day Walking with a Local Tour & Asado Dinner
Iguazu Falls: Full Day Argentinian Side of Falls Tour, Half Day Brazilian side of Falls Tour
Rio de Janeiro: Full Day City Tour Including Corcovado, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer Statue & Famous Brazilian Beaches; A Half Day Santa Teresa & Historic Sites Tour


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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.

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. 

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 Sugarloaf 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

Pricing and availability is subject to change and offer and may be withdrawn or varied at any time. Please contact us for the latest availability.


Arrive in Buenos Aires

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.

Buenos Aires City Tour

The morning is at leisure before you are collected from your hotel for a three hour afternoon city tour. We have designed this tour exclusively for our guests. You will visit the main square; Plaza De Mayo, home to the famous Casa Rosada and then continue on to the charming suburb of La Boca - the birthplace of Tango where you will have some time to wander the streets. Then head to Recoleta Cemetery, one of the most beautiful in the world. Entrance is included and your guide will point out the graves of famous Argentinian's such as Eva Peron, or Evita. (B).

Walking with a Local Tour & Evening Asado Dinner

You will be collected from your hotel in the afternoon for a unique half day walking tour with your own local guide. You will start by exploring the streets of the upscale and exclusive neighbourhood of Recoleta through a local’s eyes. Continue on through the beating heart of the city, Reteiro, home to many significant government buildings filled with fascinating history of Buenos Aires. Chat with your guide over a local Patagonian Ice Cream or a Coffee, before heading over to the bohemian barrio of San Telmo to explore the local markets, tasting local specialties like Empanada's. You will also visit an old Conventillo and the quaint Plaza Dorrego.
In the evening you will be 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 to Puerto Iguazu

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)

Iguazu Falls

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 to Rio de Janeiro

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)

Corcovado & Sugarloaf Tour

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)

Half Day Tour of Santa Teresa & Lapa

Join a discovery tour of Rio de Janeiro that heads to the most beloved neighbourhoods, Santa Teresa and Lapa. The bustling suburb of Lapa is famous for its nightlife, historical monuments, and the Roman-style Acros da Lapa aqueducts. Santa Teresa, which is reached via a charming tram ride over the aqueducts is known for its cobblestone streets, beautiful architecture, charming upper-class residential homes, and stunning views from the hillside overlooking the city. Enjoy a local Brazilian speciality, Acai with your local guide along the way. Finally, a visit to the famous Selaron Staircase. The colourful stairway is covered in mosaic tiles, the work of Chilean born artist Jorge Salaron. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy the beaches of Rio. (B)

Depart Rio de Janeiro

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)



  • 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.


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.


Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.


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Important Information

  • Inclusions

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


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


  • 1 (easy adventure)
  • A single supplement surcharge applies and is subject to availability. Please contact us for more information.

  • This itinerary can be done in reverse

    Prices are based on per person, twin share.
    Prices are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change at any time.
    All entrance fees are subject to change without prior notice.

  • Seasonality and availability at time of booking. 


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