South America Glitter

The best of Rio de Janeiro, Manaus, Iguassu Falls and Buenos Aires in 11 days and 10 nights

Day 01

Welcome to the “Marvelous City”.

Reception at International Airport and transfer to Hotel.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02

Morning: Half Day Corcovado Tour and Tijuca Forest.

First stop is a visit to the Christ the Redeemer statue, standing on top of Corcovado Mountain (2,300 feet above sea level). To get there, we will drive through the Laranjeiras residential district and the quaint Cosme Velho to the Corcovado train station, where you will board a cogwheel train for a 15-minute ride that crosses Tijuca forest – the largest urban forest in the world. It has 8,000 acres of tropical rain forest right in the middle of Rio de Janeiro. Once on the mountaintop, you will be amazed with the construction of the statue, that consists of 120 feet of concrete and soapstone above the spectacular 360° view over the city.

Afternoon at Leisure.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03

Breakfast buffet at hotel.

Morning at Leisure.

Afternoon: Half Day Sugar Loaf and beaches Tour.

Starting at the hotel, you will drive along famous beaches, such as Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana and Leme, reaching Praia Vermelha or Red Beach, in the Urca district. There, a cable car ascent is made in two stages toward the top of the Sugar Loaf Mountain. It will take three minutes to reach the first stage, the Urca mountain., where the gardens and sightseeing view will invite you to enjoy this midway stop before proceeding to the peak; where the crescent of the Atlantic ocean beaches comes fully into view and you will be amazed and certain of the city’s beauty. 

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04:

Breakfast buffet at hotel.

Full day at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05:

Breakfast buffet at hotel.

Transfer to airport for flight to Iguassu Falls.

Arrival at Iguassu Falls.

Transfer to Hotel.

Afternoon: Half Day Brazilian Falls.

Pick up at the hotel. Transfer to the waterfalls on the Brazilian side, to a place from where one has a nice view of the falls on the Argentinean side and from where a 1 km long pathway begins. Walking along the pathway through the lush forest, one will see more and more of the falls and it is possible to see some small animals, birds and butterflies. At the end of the pathway are souvenir shops, bathrooms and a bar. Up to the main road by elevator and return transfer to the hotel

Optional Tour: Macuco Safari.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06:

Breakfast buffet at hotel.

Morning: Half Day Argentinean Falls.

They are located between Brasil and Argentina inside the Yguazú National Park. The falls represent the principal tourist attraction of Puerto Yguazú.

There are two kinds of strolls next to the falls : the superior and inferior one. The first one takes about 30 minutes and it is 700 meters long, from where you can see the San Martin island on the brazilian side. The inferior one is 1 Km long and it last about 1 to 2 hours, and it is possible to have a nice view from the Devil’s throat ( Garganta do Diabo ) another fall on the brazilian side.

Over the falls, through na Yguazú river affluent, one can get to Puerto Canoas, situaded 4 Km from the Visitors Center in the Yguazú National Park. From this point there is a footbridge 1 Km long that leads to the spectacle of the Devil’s Throat. 

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07:

Breakfast buffet at hotel.

On schedule time transfer to airport located on Argentinean side for flight to Buenos Aires.

Arrival in Buenos Aires. Transfer to hotel.

In the afternoon, city tour sightseeing. Some of the most interesting places of this cosmopolitan city: Plaza de Mayo square, the Government house, the Cabildo, the Metropolitan Cathedral, Avenida de Mayo, the Congress Palace, the Colón Theatre and La Boca, San Telmo, Palermo and Recoleta neighbourhoods.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 08

Breakfast buffet at hotel.

Day at leisure.

Optional Tours: Tango Circuit or maybe enjoy a Gaucho party at a traditional “estancia” 

( pampean ranch ).

Overnight at hotel.

Day 09

Breakfast buffet at hotel

On scheduled time, transfer to airport.

End of program.

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