Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls & Rio de Janeiro

Independent Tour - Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro

with Viva Expeditions

Discover the wonderful culture of modern day and historic Buenos Aires, experience tango, enjoy famous Argentinean beefsteaks and red wine and visit some of the city's many great markets. Visit Iguazu Falls, considered to be the largest and the most impressive falls in the world and explore fabulous Rio de Janeiro on this wonderful Independent Adventure.



Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Buenos Aires

On arrival into Buenos Aires you will be met and transferred to your hotel.   Buenos Aires, Argentina’s elegant, historic and cosmopolitan capital, is known as the “Paris of the South” due to its European atmosphere with glamorous avenues lined with fashionable shops and Parisian-style restaurants and cafes.  Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Day 2 - Buenos Aires

Today you have the option of exploring Buenos Aires by regular bus or for the more adventurous, by bicycle (please advise your preference at the time of booking). You will visit many of the highlights that Buenos Aires has to offer including San Telmo, Plaza de Mayo, La Boca, the old docks etc.
Afternoon is at leisure before your evening Dinner & Tango show.  Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 3 - Buenos Aires

Today is free to enjoy the sights and sounds of this world famous city.  We have a great selection of optional day tours. Please ask for more details.
Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 4 - Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls

Today we transfer you to the airport for your flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls (flight included). Upon arrival you will be met & transferred to your hotel
The spectacular Iguazu Falls that straddle the Argentine-Brazil border, are made up of 275 individual waterfalls lining a 2.7km wide horseshoe-shaped gorge.
Overnight in Iguazu, Argentina

Day 5 - Iguazu Falls

In the early morning we will visit the Iguazu Falls on the Argentinian side. We will ride the Rainforest Ecological train and then explore panoramic views from above and below the waterfalls. We will visit the Devils Falls, which is said to be one of the most spectacular falls and you have the option of taking a boat ride under the Falls (additional costs apply. Payable locally). National Park fees included.  Overnight in Iguazu, Argentina

Day 6 - Iguazu Falls - Rio De Janeiro

Today we see the falls from the Brazilian side of the border. After arriving at the visitor center, we board buses for a tour of the park. Equipped with panoramic windows, the buses are designed to maximize your views of the falls, while the walkways and steps allow you to get up close to the spray.
*Optional - Add on a visit to the Bird Park, or why not book an amazing helicopter flight over the falls. Additional costs apply. Please ask for more details.
At the end of the tour you will be taken to the airport for your onward flight to Rio. (Flight Included). Upon arrival into Rio, you will be met & transferred to your hotel
Overnight in Rio

Day 7 - Rio de Janeiro

Today we explore Corcovado & Sugarloaf Mountain. An early start to get you to thee bottom of Corcovado Hill, where we ascend the mountain by vehicle. Climbing 4km through the Tijuca Forest, the world’s largest urban National Park, we will arrive at the statue of Christ the Redeemer. We have a traditional Brazilian BBQ lunch before visiting the famous Sugarloaf Mountain with views across the entire city. After descending the mountain, you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Included: All transport, tickets and entry fees, lunch (beverages not included).   Approximate duration of tour: 8 hours.  Overnight in Rio

Day 8 - Rio de Janeiro

Today is a free day for you to relax on one of Rio’s famous beaches such as Ipanema or Copacabana, or explore the city further at your leisure. We have a great selection of optional day tours. Please ask for more details.  Overnight in Rio

Day 9 - Rio de Janeiro

Depart Rio Any time. Transfer to the Airport is Included.

*Why not extend your stay, Add on a trip to Salvador, Brazil Amazon, Patagonia or an Antarctica Cruise. Please ask for more details.


Please note: Prices shown are based on low season travel. Ask your travel specialist to price based on your intended travel dates.

Not Included:
- International flights are NOT included. However can be added. Please ask for more details.
- Iguazu Tourist Tax payable locally. Approx. ARS50 (USD3.40) per person. Subject to change.

These are a from prices (based on low season) and are subject to availability at time of booking. Further conditions apply. Please contact us for details.

Travel Dates:
Specific travel dates apply

*per person share twin

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  • 8 nights accommodation in standard hotels
  • Breakfast daily, and other meals as outlined in the included sightseeing tours
  • All transfers, mostly on a private basis
  • Sightseeing on a shared basis as outlined in the tour itinerary with English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees & National Park fees, unless otherwise stated
  • Internal flights


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