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Escape to two of South America’s iconic cities with a guided tour of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. Your escorted eclipse tour in Brazil and Argentina is full of a variety of inclusions as well as unhurried time to explore and experience the colorful culture of each destination. First, you’ll visit the exciting city of Rio de Janeiro—known for its beaches, vibrant atmosphere, welcoming people, and, of course, Samba music and dance!
Next stop, Argentina and a crowning highlight of your Brazil and Argentina Eclipse Tour – a trip to magnificent Iguassu Falls. You’ll see one of the world’s most spectacular natural sights, with the thundering falls cascading over a 2-mile-wide, 250-foot-high cataract. Witness the falls’ brilliant rainbow effect on both the Brazilian and Argentine sides of the falls and take the ecological jungle train through the rainforest on the Argentine side to fully experience this natural wonder. Continue to Buenos Aires—known as the “Paris of South America” for its wide boulevards, outdoor cafés, and inviting shops.
From historic, vibrant cities to spectacular natural surroundings, your escorted vacation in Brazil and Argentina offers the best of Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, and the incredible Iguassu Falls. Your guided tour of South America treasures is the perfect escape to a whole new world.
You can join our 6 days / 5 nights Easter Island extension before this tour.
Arrive at Rio de Janeiro Airport. Transfer to our hotel is on your own or we can arrange private transfer service for an additional cost.
Upon arrival at our hotel, please proceed to the private check-in desk for Eclipse Travelers. Eclipse Traveler tour leaders will be ready at the hotel to welcome you and answer your questions as you arrive at the hotel. Overnight in Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Half Day Corcovado & Santa Teresa (duration 05-hours) – private service with English speaking guide
The guest will be invited to board on 4x 4 Jeeps – opened military style for an exciting tour to Visit to The Statue of Christ Redeemer “Elected one of the 7 new wonders of the world”
Drive through the “Biggest urban forest in the World” the Tijuca Forest National Park until the Paineiras station
where they will board on the vans with 12 seats to go up to the Statue of Christ in the top of Corcovado Mountain, located in the Tijuca Forest – the Biggest Urban forest in the world. From the top you have a complete Panorama of the city between the sea and the mountains. Free time to enjoy the breathtaking views from the top of the mountain and appreciate the natural beauty and take photos.
Descent to Paineiras Station in Vans and embark in the jeeps to continuing the visit, now following to Santa Teresa District with a stop at Mirante Dona Marta.
The view from Dona Marta Viewpoint is as impressive as the view of Christ the Redeemer Statue. With its privileged geographical position, it has a detailed look of the Marvelous City. incredible scenery as Urca, Botafogo and Flamengo beaches, Sugar Loaf, Maracana, Christ the Redeemer Statue and the Bay of Guanabara.
After the stop to enjoy the view and photos, continue on the jeeps until the neighborhood of Santa Teresa.
Santa Teresa: an old neighborhood of Rio, where it is possible to see the original architecture of the beginning of the 19th century. During the 60’s Santa Teresa became the hippie’s center and today The Home of many artists such painters and sculptors. After visit, transfer in jeeps to the restaurant for lunch.
Discover the charm and beauty of Santa Teresa, a traditional district with a mild climate and big houses from the beginning of the century, built mainly by English railroad managers. In our days, it became an art center with lots of craftsmanship galleries and the only district in Rio where we can find the trolley car.
Stop at Parque das Ruinas, one of the most beautiful view of the neighbourhood and a Cultural Centre.
With city of Rio de Janeiro with his feet, the viewpoint is a good place to understand the geography of the city.
Return to the hotel in the same jeeps, passing by the Lapa´s Aqueduct and Escadaria Selarón, also known as the ‘Selaron Steps’,a set of world-famous steps in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They are the work of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón who claimed it as “my tribute to the Brazilian people.
Tonight enjoy welcome dinner at Fogo de Chão – Barbecue restaurant. With a privileged view s to the Bay of Guanabara and the Sugar Loaf Fogo de Chao is a traditional Brazilian steakhouse, where servers come to your table with knives and skewers, on which are speared various kinds of quality cuts of meat – a quintessential Brazilian experience. Overnight at our hotel.
At predetermined time departure from the hotel to visit Sugar Loaf. Transfer to the neighborhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: Sugar Loaf. You will travel all the way to the top in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes us to Urca Hill, a vantage point 215 meters high for which already grants beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. From this stage, a second cable car takes us from this stage, a second cable car takes us up to the top. At 395 meters . We will enjoy splendid views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and several beaches of Niterói.
Lunch at Confeitaria Colombo : One of the most traditional restaurants in Rio with Its magnificent salons Lined with ornate Jacaranda-framed mirrors imported from Belgium at the turn of the century. Buffet style with variety of salads cold dishes, 04 types of hot dishes (meat, chicken, fish and pasta) side dishes, buffet of dessert and house coffee or tea.
Transfer back to the hotel with a panoramic tour (by bus window) passing through the Sambodrome where Rio Carnival´s Parade takes place every year designed by most important Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer, familiarize yourself with traditional Cinelândia Square with its historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National museum of Fine Arts.
After riding the Cable car back down, proceed to Water Front Zone for a nice walking tour on the Praça Mauá Square in the harbor zone recently revitalized as part of the projects for the 2016 Olympic Games were you can see some attractions as the panel “ethnic”, the world’s graphite panel made by artist Kobra. The number of faces also refers to the number of Olympic rings. Panoramic view and stop for photos of “museum do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) and MAR (Art museum of Rio de Janeiro).
Tonight enjoy dinner at at Cais Gourmet Restaurant: a local restaurant, located in a calm pedestrian street in a historical area of the center: Arco do Teles. It is well decorated with oriental elements as well as Brazilian, giving it a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
The house is divided in three parts: the first area that is the bar and restaurant; the patio with a more relaxed decoration of plants and remains of the walls and the piano bar on the mezzanine. Overnight in Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana.
Today first we will make our way to the Rio de Janeiro Airport for flight to Igauzu in the south part of the country near the Argentinian border of Brazil. Enjoy a leisurely and relaxing afternoon in the amazing atmosphere of the hotel At proper time, departure transfer from the hotel to the airport. Arrival in Iguzu, meet and transfer to the hotel (inside the Brazilian Park). Overnight at our hotel.
Brazilian falls visit – Located 25 km from downtown of Foz do Iguassu that 8 km of which are in the National Park. Just in front Belmond Cataratas, you will be able to walk one km, watching wide frontal view of the falls, enjoying the marvelous view in the world. The trail is about 1400 feet long and has a few steps along the way. First the guest will experience a panoramic view of the falls, and as the walk through the tail they will get closer and closer to the falls. In this walk we will go through a footbridge that leads then to the middle of the Iguazu Falls. Then we will take panoramic elevator to return to street level where we will have the final view from the top of the elevator and then arriving on the highway.To return to the hotel the guest has two options: the guest can walk back to the hotel through the highway and lasts around 25 minutes or you can use the regular national park bus and takes 5 minutes. This regular bus from the park leaves every 5 minutes to return to the hotel. Overnight at our hotel.
After breakfast, departure from the hotel to the Argentina Park. Crossing the Iguaçu River, through the Tancredo Neves Bridge, within 30 minutes you will arrive at the Argentine National Park to visit the Falls. we will take the train to Devil’s Throat, which is the largest waterfall of Iguaçu Falls, located in the midst of the Brazilian and Argentine Falls. After the walk, we visit the other jumps, through the Superior Circuit (1200 meters).
Lunch at local restaurant La Selva – Menu: Buffet Style + BBQ
After lunch, we will enjoy the Macuco Gran Adventure (Argentina Park) .Entering the Jungle is done by track “Sendero Yacaratiá” in transport units designed for this particular environment, with guides that tell the history of the place and show the rich natural detail. The route taken by truck is 8 km and ends at the forest-based Puerto Macuco. At 100 meters away is the area of services and nursing have then 100 meters’ staircase, then reach the floating platform from which you start the second part of the tour. Once we get on the boats, it takes 6 km through the lower Iguaçu River Canyon with bow and views of the Falls, and of those, 2 Km of fast water, until you reach the area of the falls. After the assessment of the distance in the calm side of San Martin Island, navigating to the base-jumping “Three Musketeers”, spotting this point the set of Brazilian and Argentine falls, with the Devil’s Throat crowning the view of the Canyon.
Please note: This tour is restricted to pregnant women, people with physical difficulties.
IMPORTANT: We recommend taking a second pair of shoes, informal clothes in order to change because in the Great Adventure excursion everyone will get wet.
After the adventure, transfer back to the hotel.
At proper time, transfer from the hotel to the airport IGR – This morning we will make our way to the airport of Iguazu to catch our flight to the famous resort of San Carlos de Bariloche. Bariloche lies in the province of Rio Negro in the foothills of the Andes. It is situated on the south shore of the Nahuel Huapi Lake and is the main settlement of the Nahuel Huapi National Park. Many of the best places to stay in Bariloche are situated on the lake side and offer stunning views over both water and mountains. Our hotel Lloa Llao located in a setting surrounded by the Cerro Lopez and Tronador mountain peaks and the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes.Llao Llao Resort, Golf-Spa is the most exclusive resort in Argentine Patagonia. This Resort in Bariloche offers accommodation with incredible views of lakes, forests and mountains. A magnificent indoor / outdoor pool, 18 holes of golf, an amazing Spa and activities for adults and children, are some of the services available. This evening we will have a seminar-meeting on the Eclipse that we will watch from a specially selected spot nearby the town by one of expert astronomers. Overnight at Llao Llao Hotel and Resort.
Today we will first explore The Nahuel Huapi that is a glacial lake which explains why it has such crystal-clear blue waters. It covers a surface area of 557 sq. meters (1825 ft.) and is 700 meters (2300 ft.) above sea level. It stands out because of its depth and seven branches: Campanario, de la Tristeza, Blest, Machete, del Rincón, Última Esperanza, and Huemul. Its intense blue color, its islands and the surrounding landscape make it one of the most attractive places in Patagonia. Highlights: Lake Nahuel Huapi – Panoramic viewpoints – Bustillo Avenue – Catedral Hill. To admire Bariloche in its greatest splendor, we will drive along the shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi on Bustillo Ave. until reaching Playa Bonita, with its beautiful view of Huemul Island. We will reach Campanario Hill and appreciate one of the most beautiful views: Lakes Nahuel Huapi and Perito Moreno, San Pedro Peninsula, Victoria Island, Otto, López, Goye and Catedral hills, and downtown Bariloche. The town of Bariloche , whose name means ‘people from behind the mountain’ was originally part of a route used by the Poya to cross the Andes and remained hidden from the Europeans for a long time. Bariloche in the modern sense developed from a shop established by Carlos Wiederhold, a German immigrant ‘Le Alemana’. The business grew gradually and by the 1930’s the village was redesigned along alpine lines and known as ‘Little Switzerland’. The town is filled with alpine style chalets and keeping with the Swiss theme, there’s a bit of a thing for chocolate here,too. Now Bariloche is a fashionable holiday resort, attracting tourists from all over the world. We will observe San Eduardo Chapel, and Pañuelo Port, on Nahuel Huapi. We will cross the bridge over Lake Moreno and, on our way back, we will skirt lakes El Trébol and Nahuel Huapi until reaching Bustillo Avenue. Overnight at Llao Llao Hotel and Resort.
After the breakfast, get ready for the journey to your unique eclipse-viewing site, where you’ll be sipping cocktail your and tasting hot snacks while observing this once a life time event standing in the moons shadow and observing the total Solar Eclipse. This evening we will celebrate great eclipse in our hotel followed by dinner. Overnight at Llao Llao Hotel and Resort.
Drive to the airport for a flight back Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires is the capital and the most populous city of Argentina. It is one of the world’s most exciting capitals due to its rich architectural and cultural heritage, vibrant creative industry, dynamic nightlife and friendly people. Every year, 10 million tourists visit Buenos Aires to enjoy the many activities the city has to offer, such as learning how to dance the Tango, enjoying a football match or exploring the local neighborhoods. Overnight at our hotel.
On an unforgettable route, we will live all the porteño magic. These few hours feature all the magic of Argentina’s capital city. In this most complete overview of the Paris of South America we will visit the glamorous neighborhoods of Recoleta and its most famous cemetery. Aside from being an area of immense historical interest, namely the impressive Recoleta Cemetery, Recoleta is also considered by many to be the most affluent neighborhood in Buenos Aires with its lavish stately homes and plush hotels. Next through the modern and wide boulevards of the historic we ill make our way to Recoleta where we pay a visit to the modest but monumental tomb of Eva Peron. Palermo, May Square and the Pink House, the Metropolitan Cathedral, trendiest Puerto Madero Area and many other emblematic buildings and palaces of unique architectural, historical, and cultural value. The visit would not be complete without the sights of the first settlements of the city of Buenos Aires. The picturesque neighborhood of San Telmo, residence to the porteño aristocracy until the end of the XIX century and where the renowned antiques market is held every Sunday. San Telmo blessed with cobblestoned streets, a crumbling, faded grandeur, an amazing weekly street market and many good places to eat and drink. It dates back to the 17th century, when it was first home to dockworkers and brick-makers, and later became an industrial area. San Telmo was a poor area, and one attempt to address this was the establishment of the Parish of San Pedro González Telmo in the area in 1806. ‘San Telmo’ is the patron saint of seafarers, and he is of course the namesake of the barrio today. Caminito Street, in the colorful, Italian immigrants’ neighborhood of La Boca. Lunch will be taken at a traditional Argentinean restaurant on our way.
Today is a day at leisure. Our expert travel leaders and guides will offer you attractive choices of optional tours. Or you may discover the streets of this elegant city on your own..
Tonight we will have a special activity: Dinner and Tango Show. In the heart of San Telmo neighborhood, La Ventana Barrio de Tango opened for business back in 1982. This totally refurbished historical venue offers a definitive tour of classic porteño culture. This typical early 20th century house is an ideal stage for a unique show: 32 artists, two tango orchestras, a folk music group, dancers and singers. We will enjoy our farewell dinner at this special venue.
After dinner, transfer to our hotel. Overnight at our hotel in Buenos Aires.
After a breakfast at the hotel, check out and end of our services.
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