Day 1: Rio de Janeiro
Welcome to Rio de Janeiro, one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacaban, Ipanema and Leblon. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Pestana Rio hotel. Rest of the day free.
Day 2: Rio de Janeiro (B)
After breakfast, you will be picked up for the Sugar loaf mountain tour.The morning tour starts with a panoramic tour of downtown Rio where you'll pass by Sambadrome, the Metropolitan Cathedral and Cinelandia Square. See Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Visit the Urca neighborhood and take the cable car, stopping at a vantage point at approximately 700 feet (215 meters) above sea level. Admire Guanabara Bay, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge, Corcovado Mountain, Copacabana Beach and more. You will then be taken back to your hotel in Rio de Janeiro.
Day 3: Rio de Janeiro (B)
After breakfast, you will enjoy a Corcovado Mountain and Christ the Redeemer Statue tour. Take the cog train through the Atlantic rain forest of Tijuca and spend time at Christ the Redeemer with your tour guide as you check out the incredible views. Afterwards, you will be taken back to your hotel in Rio de Janeiro.
Day 4: Rio de Janeiro (B)
Day free to spend at the beach
Day 5: Rio de Janeiro - Iguazu Falls (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to take your connecting flight to Iguazu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Grand Crucero hotel. Recognized world-wide, the Iguazu Falls is considered to be one of the most impressive natural beauties on Earth.
With more than 200 falls reaching heights of 200 feet (60 meters), the power, size and sheer noise of Iguazu is simply breathtaking. This natural wonder is definitely not to be missed!
Day 6: Iguazu Falls –Argentine side (B)
After breakfast, enjoy a full day tour of the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls and see this incredible section of the Iguazu River. See the mist over the Devil's Throat where endless rainbows are formed. Expect to get wet and feel exhilarated with the spray and close contact of the power of the falls. The ecological train and boat ride is included.
Day 7: Iguazu Falls – Buenos Aires(B,D)
After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel to cross the Argentine Brazilian border to enter the Iguazu National Park on the Brazil side. Here, you will enjoy a great panoramic view of the Falls during a walking tour through the passages that connect the different observation points.In the afternoon, you will be transferred to take your flight to Buenos Aires Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be transferred to Rooney's Boutique hotel. In the evening, you will enjoy dinner at the famous Chiquilín Restaurante where you will be able to enjoy the world famous Argentine beef and Malbec Wine.
Day 8: City Tour and Tango Dinner Show (B) (D)
In the morning, you will be picked up by a local guide and given a tour around the city and its surroundings that will allow you to discover its spirit, its mystique and its charm. You will visit Plaza de Mayo, Puerto Madero, La Boca, San Telmo, Palermo and Recoleta Cemetery. In the evening, you will enjoy a Tango Show with Dinner at “El Querandí” dedicated to Carlos Gardel who is recognized as one of the most important singers and actors of the 19th century. Here, he came to fame singing Tango in the many theatres of Buenos Aires.
Day 9: Colonia de Uruguay (B) (L)
Today you will go to the other side of Rio del Plata to visit the city of Colonia. You will take a fast ferry to get there and enjoy a relaxing day seeing this historic town which has been declared of Historical national interest by UNESCO. You will feel back in time as you visit its streets and see its buildings during your guided tour. You will enjoy lunch at local restaurant and then head back to your take the fast ferry back to Buenos Aires.
Day 10: Buenos Aires to El Calafate (B)
Enjoy breakfast and then head to the airport to catch your flight to El Calafate. Once there, you'll be taken to Kosten Aike Hotel. After check in, you have the rest of the day to spend at your leisure.
Day 11: El Calafate (B)
Have breakfast and then enjoy a full-day guided tour to Los Glaciares National Park. See the amazing natural features and learn all about its flora and fauna from your knowledgeable guide. Walk through some hiking trails to see Perito Moreno Glacier and enjoy this spectacular beauty. You can also explore other parts such as Mount Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Lake Argentino, Lake Viedma, Upsala Glacier and Spegazzini Glacier. Later on, you sail across the Rico arm of Lake Argentino and admire this majestic sight.
Day 12: El Calafate (B)
Today is a free day from which you can choose from a range of options such as Ice-hiking across the Glacier; visit Tierra del Fuego National Park in Chile or just relaxing around the town of El Calafate.
Day 13: El Calafate – Ushuaia (B)
After breakfast, you’ll be transported to the airport for your flight to Ushuaia, where you’ll be driven to Los Acebos hotel. You have the rest of the day to spend at your leisure.
Day 14: Ushuaia (B)
After breakfast, you spend the day discovering Tierra del Fuego National Park which is the world's southernmost national park. You'll be amazed at the breathtaking landscapes and Patagonian lakes. You can see Tierra del Fuego aboard a vehicle or take a train. You'll pass Mt Susana and arrive at the old prison, which is the site of the Southern Fuegian Railway (also known as the End of the World Train). Here, the tour can be taken on a train or a vehicle. If you choose to take the train, you will leave the station and cross bridges along the way. You'll also stop at Macarena Waterfall station and learn about the Yamana People. Your ride ends at the location where an old Lombardich Sawmill once processed timber. If you choose the vehicle option, you'll head towards Ensenada Bay and see Redonda and Estorbo Islands. You can also see Roca Lake and walk the Lapataia River. Finally, your tour ends at the Green Lagoon and Black Lagoon.
Day 15: Ushuaia (B)
After breakfast, you will have a full day tour of Lake Fagnano and Lake Escondido. Explore the nature of this region in the Carbajal, Huskies, Tierra Mayor and Las Cotorras valleys. Cross the Andes at Garibaldi Pass (1,476 feet/450meters) and travel down the mountain beside Lake Escondido to admire the surroundings. See Martinez sawmill and take a peek at local history. Then, visit Las Cotorras Valley and enjoy a traditional Fuegian lamb barbecue (not included in price).
Day 16: Ushuaia – Buenos Aires (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to take your connecting flight to Buenos Aires.