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Argentina & Brazil 11-Night Itinerary

If the sheer delight of white-sand beaches, jaw-dropping waterfalls, the buzz of Rio de Janeiro and the café culture of cosmopolitan Buenos Aires sounds like you, then a spectacular tour through both Argentina and Brazil suits you perfectly.

Possessing the ideal blend of adventure, discovery and sun-seeking, in these destinations you’ll discover not only two of South America’s greatest cities but also Iguazu Falls, the Ibera Wetlands and much more.

On a Surtrek journey to these two South American giants, you’ll have plenty of free time in each of their cities for exploring and experiencing the varied restaurants, shops and going on optional excursions.

While in Buenos Aires, you’ll have a chance to visit everywhere from the elegant Recoleta neighborhood to the bohemian La Boca district. And while in the Argentine capital — a city where romance fills the air — no visit would be complete without experiencing tango, the world’s most sensuous dance.

From there, traveling even deeper into Argentina, you’ll discover this nation’s best-kept secret: the north. Here, you’ll see why this untamed region is capturing the hearts and imaginations of all those who visit. Argentina’s northern region is home to traditional countryside estancias, the exotic wildlife of the remote Ibera Wetlands, and the incredible Iguazu Falls. At the falls, you’ll witness its 275 cascades stretching nearly two miles across – truly one of the most spectacular sights on Earth. Hear the deafening roar, admire the brilliant rainbows, and take in the majesty of this wonder of the world.

Not to be outdone, Rio de Janeiro will allow you to witness its iconic “Christ the Redeemer” statue on Corcovado mountaintop, sip a popular caipirinhas cocktail, and catch a vibrant samba show.

From tango to samba, Spanish to Portuguese, and Malbec wine to caipirinhas, both of these countries are sure to make an impact on you with their people’s passionate zest for life. From vibrant cities to scenic natural beauty, these customizable Surtrek travel experiences will leave you with vacation memories that you’ll hold onto and treasure for life.




“My wife and I just completed a 5-day tour around the Cotopaxi volcano and the stunning Quilotoa loop – overall an excellent trip and wonderful experience.”Bernd Bassalleck


Argetina, Buenos Aires City Tour, Tango Dinner-Show, Esteros-Ibera Wetlands, Iguazu Falls Tour - The Argentine Side - The Brazilian Side, Rio de Janeiro City Tour, Corcovado, Sugar Loaf Tour

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrival in Buenos Aires
Day 2: Buenos Aires City Tour – Tango Dinner-Show
Day 3: Buenos Aires Free Day
Day 4: Buenos Aires – Posadas – Esteros-Ibera Wetlands
Day 5: Ibera Wetlands Nature & Wildlife Tour
Day 6: Estancia – Posadas – Puerto Iguazu
Day 7: Iguazu Falls Tour (The Argentine Side)
Day 8: Iguazu Falls Tour (The Brazilian Side)
Day 9: Puerto Iguazu – Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Day 10: Rio de Janeiro City Tour – Corcovado – Tijuca Forest by Jeep
Day 11: Rio de Janeiro Sugar Loaf Tour
Day 12: Rio de Janeiro – Departure
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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Buenos Aires

AM: Described as the “Paris of South America,” Buenos Aires proudly embraces this title, though this capital city shows off plenty of its own culture! Upon your arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be welcomed at the airport and privately driven to your hotel.

PM: Following lunch, you will have the remainder of the day free to begin exploring this vibrant and romantic city on your own – from its elegant historic neighborhoods to the cafe culture of laid back Buenos Aires.

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Lunch - Dinner
Day 2
Buenos Aires City Tour – Tango Dinner-Show

AM: In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel for a fuller city tour of Buenos Aires. This will first take you to the historical and political center of the city, San Telmo, with its characteristic cobblestone streets. From there, you will find that the La Boca district is where Buenos Aires turns colorful, and tango is ever present. We will then proceed to the chic and aristocratic Recoleta area, where expansive palaces remind us that Buenos Aires was indeed once the “Paris of the South.” 

PM: In the evening, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven (shared service) to one of Buenos Aires’ most emblematic cultural highlights: a tango dinner-show. Here, you will be treated to a spectacular demonstration of the finest national dancing, accompanied by delectable Argentinian cuisine …in addition to all the Malbec wine you wish.  You will be driven back to your hotel at the end of the evening.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 3
Buenos Aires Free Day

AM: Today will be a day of leisure for exploring the cobbled tree-lined streets of Palermo Soho in search of a one-of-a-kind Porteño fashion, sitting in a café and enjoying a perfectly aged glass of Malbec, or perhaps sipping yerba mate (local tea) out of your newly purchased mate gourd while people watching in one of the parks in the Palermo Bosques. It will all be up to you.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 4
Buenos Aires – Posadas – Esteros-Ibera Wetlands

AM: This morning, you will be picked up at your hotel and driven to the domestic airport for your flight to Posadas, an Argentine town in an area of jungles, wetlands, wild animals, isolated estancias (farms), gauchos and horses. The city is located near the Lago Esteros del Ibera, the second-largest wetlands in the world after Pantanal in Brazil. Ibera is also one of the most important fresh water reservoirs in the continent. You will stay at La Estancia, which is more like a family house than a hotel, as the homemade meals prepared here (included) will allow you to taste local flavors that are generally not served in restaurants. Located in this typical gaucho environment, La Estancia is the perfect base for exploring the area. Once settled in at La Estancia, you will have the afternoon free to explore the beautiful and secluded countryside on foot or on horseback.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 5
Ibera Wetlands Nature & Wildlife Tour

AM: After breakfast we will travel to the Corriente Stream where an unforgettable day of wildlife watching will be ahead on the well-known floating islands of the Ibera lagoon. These floating “embalsados” are made of aquatic roots and sediments, while their thicknesses vary from a few centimeters to up to two meters, which allows 150-kg Marsh deer to easily walk on them. These islands are able to move from place to place due to the area’s strong winds, making the geography of the lagoon constantly change, which has given rise to many of its varied legends. In many parts of this tour, the engines can be silenced and – with the help of a pole – your boat can be directed along smaller creeks and through the aquatic vegetation. In these place, the greatest concentration of wildlife is found, including capybaras, Marsh deer, neo-tropical River otters, the two types of caimans, as well as a large variety of aquatic birds (350 species in all).

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 6
Estancia – Posadas – Puerto Iguazu

AM: In the morning, you’ll be picked up and driven back to Posadas. Once you arrive, you’ll take the public bus to Puerto Iguazu (300 km), a journey of about 5 hours.

PM: Upon arrival in Puerto Iguazu, you will be met and taken (private service) to your hotel, at which point you will have the afternoon free to relax and enjoy the jungle setting in this tropical climate.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 7
Iguazu Falls Tour (The Argentine Side)

AM: Today will be a real adventure, full of thrills and spills, and the falls is an absolute must for the adventurer at heart. After breakfast you will head out on a private, full-day tour to the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls, where you will have intimate views of this unforgettable section of the Iguazu River. An experienced guide will point out the hidden gems of this unique national park and will take you off the beaten path to show you the best views. Lower and upper walkways permit up close and personal experiences with this magnificent spectacle of nature. Trails through the 210 square mile reserve provide visitors with various views of the falls, especially the largest one: Devil's Throat. The ecological train ride is included in the tour; note, though, that on this boat trip there’s a 100% chance that you’ll get wet, as the falls provide a refreshing “natural shower.” Therefore, be sure to bring along some extra clothes if you want to go on this excursion. (There are also other optional excursions that you can take for an additional cost; these include the “Gran Aventura” and the shorter “Aventura Nautica,” which are boat trips right up to the base of the falls.) 

PM: You will be taken back to your hotel in the late afternoon, where you can relax and unwind after this full day of adventure and before sitting down to dinner.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 8
Iguazu Falls Tour (The Brazilian Side)

AM: After breakfast, you can enjoy a private, half-day excursion to the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls, where you will enjoy the vast panoramic views of the falls in their entirety.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 9
Puerto Iguazu – Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

AM: This morning, you will be transferred (private service) to Foz de Iguaçu Airport to take catch your flight to Rio de Janeiro.

PM: Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro, you will be taken to your hotel (private service), at which point you will have the remainder of the day free to explore this vibrant city or to spend time relaxing by the beach. In Rio, you will discover an exotic mix of beach and mountains, colonial neighborhoods and modernist style, with the vibrant sound of samba everywhere. All of this earned the city a designation “The most beautifully sited city on the planet” in the book A Thousand Places to See Before You Die.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 10
Rio de Janeiro City Tour – Corcovado – Tijuca Forest by Jeep

AM: In the morning you will be picked up (shared service) from your hotel to enjoy a half-day excursion to the Corcovado Hill, located in the Tijuca Atlantic Forest (the largest urban forest in the world). On this hill is the statue “Christ the Redeemer,” one of Rio’s most emblematic sites.  Corcovado Hill, together with D. Martha Belvedere, is mandatory for any tour of Rio given the beauty of both locations. From the Corcovado, you can see the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, as well as the Rodrigo Freitas Lagoon and the Botanical Garden.

PM: In D. Marta Belvedere, the main attractions are the Maracana Stadium, Guanabara Bay and the Sugar Loaf. This excursion includes a brief walk in a forest trail up to the Cascatinha Falls.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 11
Rio de Janeiro Sugar Loaf Tour

AM/PM: In the morning you will depart on a half-day excursion (private service). This tour begins with a panoramic city tour from downtown Rio, passing by the Sambadrome and the Metropolitan Cathedral, whose pyramid form has an internal diameter of 96 meters and a height of 80 meters. You will also visit traditional Cinelândia Square, with its historical buildings; the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. After visiting the Aterro do Flamengo (“Flamingo Park”), you will be taken to the Urca neighborhood, the location of one of the city’s greatest and largest symbols: the Sugar Loaf. This visit is made in two stages by cable car. The first cable car takes passengers to Urca Hill, which is 215 meters high and has a beautiful view of Guanabara Bay, its islands, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge and Corcovado Hill. From this stage, a second cable car will take you up to the top, traveling another 395 meters to give way to a splendid view of Copacabana Beach, the Santa Cruz Fortress and some of the beaches in Niteroi.

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 12
Rio de Janeiro – Departure

AM: This morning, you will be driven (private service) to Rio’s international airport for your flight home or onward.

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2020 - Price per person
Hotel CategoryDouble
First-Class Superior or LuxuryUS$ 4,969 PP
First ClassUS$ 3,500 PP
TouristUS$ 3,125 PP
*Price per person based upon double occupancy.
*PP (per person)
Included in the price:
  • Buenos Aires City Tour
  • Buenos Aires Tango Dinner-Show
  • Ibera Wetlands Tour (included at La Estancia)
  • Iguazu Waterfalls Tour (Brazil & Argentina sides)
  • Corcovado & Sugar Loaf Tours
  • 3 nights in Buenos Aires, 3 in Puerto Iguazu & 3 in Rio de Janeiro with breakfast.
  • 2 nights in La Estancia with full board (neither bottled nor alcoholic drinks included)
  • Bilingual local guides
  • Transfers, as indicated in the itinerary
  • Breakfast and meals, as indicated in the itinerary
Not included in the price:
  • International flights, domestic flights, bus rides
  • National park entrance fees
  • Insurance (highly recommended)

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