Essential Brazil & Argentina

TLM03: 10 Days Private Tour of Rio de Janeiro - Foz do Iguazu - Buenos Aires - El Calafate - Buenos Aires
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrival in Rio de Janeiro, Airport Pick-up
Thanks for choosing our Brazil and Argentina tour and welcome to the "City of God" - Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival, our driver will pick you up at Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG) on time, and then drive about 20 km to transfer you to the hotel. There is no activities arranged for the rest of the day and you can have a good rest.

Accommodation: Arena Leme Hotel
Day 2 Full day Rio de Janeiro city tour
After breakfast, the guide and the driver will take you to the first stop of the Brazil and Argentina tour, Sugarloaf Mountain. Take a cable car to the top of the Sugarloaf Mountain, then we'll overlook Rio City and the beautiful Guanabara Bay. After visiting the mountain, we'll go to explore the Maracanã stadium and Rio's Cathedral staircase. Next, have a walk in the old Rio and visit the "Cultural Corridor" there. Finally, send you back to the hotel for rest.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Arena Leme Hotel
Day 3 Rio de Janeiro highlights tour with Christ the Redeemer
After enjoying the hotel's rich breakfast, the guide and the driver will pick you up at the hotel on time and start today's leisurely sightseeing trip. The first stop today is the world-famous Statue of Christ Redeemer. Whether it is day or night, it can be seen from most parts of the city, which makes it the most famous symbol of Rio de Janeiro. The next stop is Tijuca Forest. It is described as "the world's largest tropical forest located in a city". After the visit, we will send you back to the hotel.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Arena Leme Hotel
Day 4 Fly from Rio de Janeiro to the amazing Iguazu Falls
After breakfast, your driver will send you to the airport for flight to Iguazu. Upon arrival, the driver and the guide there will pick you up and head to visit the world famous Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian side. The lunch is on your own. In the afternoon, we'll visit the Iguazu Bird Park, the biggest bird park in South America located beside the Iguazu Falls where you will see cute parrots, toucan and other tropical birds. After, transfer you to a local nice hotel.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Wish Foz do Iguazu
Day 5 Visit Iguazu Falls from Argentina side, Fly to Buenos Aires
After breakfast in hotel, the guide will accompany you to travel across the border to Argentina Iguazu National Park by car which will take about 1 hour. In the Argentina Iguazu National Park we'll admire the Iguazu Falls in a close distance. The center of the falls is the huge Devil's Throat. The visit time will be about half day. Afternoon we'll send you to Puerto Iguazu Airport for you to take 2 hours' flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, the driver will be waiting for you at the exit and transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: NH Buenos Aires 9 de Julio
 Friendly Tips

As you will pass the border today, you are kindly advised to check with your local Embassy(s) in advance for tourist visa issues.
Day 6 Buenos Aires Downtown tour with a Tango Show
During today's Brazil Argentina tour, we'll visit Recoleta Cemetery, Palermo Woods, San Telmo Market and Puerto Madero. Then head to Plaza de Mayo square where we'll visit the exterior of Casa Rosada. Next, go to Avenida 9 de Julio to see the Obelisk and the appearance of Theater Colon. Finally go to La Boca and Caminito, a traditional alley full of wall-paintings. In the evening, we will arrange the delicious dinner with the tango show for you. After, send you back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: NH Buenos Aires 9 de Julio
Day 7 Fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate
The driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby and transfer you to the airport. Today you need to take a flight to El Calafate, taking about 3 hours. Upon arrival, the driver there will pick you up at the airport and send you to the hotel. The rest of the time is free on your own.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Kosten Aike
Day 8 Perito Moreno Glacier day tour
Today we will drive to Glacier National Park via Provincial Highway N°11, which is about 75 kilometers (47 mi) and takes 1.5 hours. Along this road, we can see different landscapes including the Patagonian Steppe and the Magellan Forest. On the way we will also visit Argentine Lake. Half of the Glacier National Park is occupied by the Hielo Continental Patagnico, which is the largest ice field after Antarctica Ice Sheet. Entering the park, we will walk on the sidewalk to see the glacier from different angles. With luck, you might see a piece of ice falling off from the glacier wall and sinking forever into the lake. After that, we will take a shared boat to admire the 80-meter-high Moreno Glacier up close. After the trip, return to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Kosten Aike
Day 9 Fly back to Buenos Aires
According to the flight time, the driver will send you to the airport for the flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, the driver there will be waiting for you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the time is free for you.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: NH Buenos Aires 9 de Julio
Day 10 Departure from Buenos Aires, Airport See-off
This day your Brazil Argentina tour comes to an end. The driver will pick you up at the hotel at the appointed time and send you to the airport. Wish you a happy journey home.

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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