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Want to learn the scintillating samba—or the tantalizing tango? Sip sweet caipirinhas—or dry Argentine wines? Sunbathe on famous beaches—or soak in the beauty of neoclassical architecture? This getaway just south of the usual visits two of South America’s most sizzling cities so you can do it all. With time in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, this sultry tour of South America combines the best of Brazil and Argentina, plus the opportunity to witness the thundering Iguassu Falls from the perspective of both countries. Guided sightseeing to the legendary sights is complemented by numerous opportunities to live like a local. This South America getaway includes an empanada cooking class, a private tango lesson, and a day on an authentic Argentine ranch where you can savor authentic cuisine, tap your foot to regional music, and even take the reins of a horse and channel your inner gaucho.
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RIO DE JANEIROCable-car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain and [LF] Sugar Loaf cocktail party; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Corcovado Mountain and the cathedral; Churrascaria dinnerIGUASSU FALLS Sightseeing with a Local Guide on both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides of Iguassu Falls; Ecological Jungle TrainBUENOS AIRESWalking tour; visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and Recoleta Cemetery; [LF] empanada cooking class; [LF] Tango lesson & show; farewell dinner; [LF] visit a local estancia
Breakfast Daily, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
ARRIVE IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZILWelcome to Rio de Janeiro! At 3:30pm, meet your Tour Director for a drive along Ipanema and Copacabana beaches. RIO DE JANEIRO Cable-car ascent to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain for spectacular views and a sunset cocktail party to [LF] sample caipirinhas (the famous Brazilian rum drink).
RIO DE JANEIRORIO DE JANEIRO Guided sightseeing includes a scenic cog railway ride to see Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain. Visit the Cathedral and see the Sambodromo, Carnival Parade location. Brazilian Churrascaria (traditional Portuguese BBQ) dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
RIO DE JANEIRORIO DE JANEIRO Free day.
BreakfastENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Rio de Janeiro with an optional excursion to Petropolis, (former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II). This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
RIO DE JANEIRO–IGUASSU FALLSRIO DE JANEIRO Fly to Iguassu Falls. IGUASSU FALLS Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide in Iguassu National Park on the Brazilian side of the falls.
IGUASSU FALLSIGUASSU FALLS Travel to the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls. Visit the rainforest via Ecological Jungle Train for a guided walking tour of the falls by a Local Guide. Free time this afternoon and evening.
IGUASSU FALLS–BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINAIGUASSU FALLS Fly to Buenos Aires. BUENOS AIRES Orientation tour.
BUENOS AIRESBUENOS AIRES Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a walking tour of La Boca and San Telmo districts. See La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House); the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Teatro Colón Opera House. Visit the burial site of Eva Perón at Recoleta Cemetery. Argentinean [LF] empanada cooking class. Private [LF] Tango lesson followed by Argentine steak dinner and Tango show.
BUENOS AIRESBUENOS AIRES Scenic drive to the pampas to visit an [LF] Argentine estancia (ranch). Welcome reception includes empanadas, local beverages, and wine. Authentic Argentine lunch with live music, followed by a horseback ride or carriage ride and a gaucho (cowboy) horsemanship performance.
BUENOS AIRESYour tour ends with breakfast this morning.
With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.
Escorting tours for more than 15 years
"Born in Rio de Janeiro, being a Tour Director is not just a dream job, it is my passion. Whether I'm revealing a famous sight or a hidden treasure to my guests, or simply helping them plan their day, it is my passion to help people discover more about Brazil and South America. I like to share my stories, experience, and knowledge with guests so that they can get a real insider's point of view."
Escorting tours for more than 20 years
"Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, I speak English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. I became a Tour Director in 1986, and I love my work. It's so great to see guests engage with the diversity of South American countries -their traditions and contrasts. I love sharing the history of these countries, watching the group interact during the trip, and knowing I play a fundamental role in the success of the trip."