ARRIVE IN RIO DE JANEIRO| Welcome to bustling Rio! Your tour begins in one of the most iconic seaside city in Brazil. Arrive early to explore, or make your way straight to the hotel to meet up with your tour leader at 18:00. Set out with the group to enjoy a welcome dinner at a nearby restaurant this evening.
RIO DE JANEIRO CITY TOUR | Meet up with your local guide after breakfast for a full-day tour of Rio. The city is scenic to the core and the coach stands ready to take you along the main avenues, from where pedestrian footpaths will lead you deeper into the magic. Tick off a few bucket list items today - we'll be visiting the Christ the Redeemer statue on top of Mount Corcovado. The Escadaria Selaron staircase and Santa Teresa neighborhood are also on our list. Grab lunch on the go and enjoy the evening at your leisure.
RIO DE JANEIRO: FREE DAY | Free day in Rio! Go your own way or join in on the Rio Plus tour. This exciting excursion will take you up Sugarloaf Mountain in a cable car with a local guide by your side. Tuck into an authentic Brazilian lunch and make your way to downtown Rio afterward. Visit the Museum of Tomorrow, the Sao Bento Monastery and Gabinete. Join the group for an optional dinner this evening or do your own thing - it's up to you.
RIO DE JANEIRO - PARATY | Wave Rio a fond farewell as we journey down the Costa Verde (Green Coast) of Brazil. Drink in epic scenery on the drive - oceans, dense jungles and more. Arrive in Paraty, a beautiful colonial port town. Check in at the hotel and take an orientation walk with a local guide. Marvel at the cobbled streets and pretty architecture. Tonight you can head out on your own, or opt in on a dinner at a local restaurant.
PARATY: FREE DAY | Take the day to explore Paraty at your leisure. The town forms part of the Serra da Bocaina National Park so there is plenty of natural beauty to explore. Think beaches, islands and waterfalls. The historical town also boasts plenty of lovely buildings and historical attractions. Keen on an organised outing? Opt in on a boat tour to Passeio de Escuna or hop aboard a 4x4 for a guided drive.
PARATY - SAO PAULO | Leave Paraty behind and venture to the megacity of Sao Paulo. The buzzing financial hub of Brazil is a sight to see. Follow in the footsteps of a local guide to learn more about the city. Stop at the famous Mercadao (a sprawling food market) for lunch. Tonight you can take time for yourself or join the group for an optional dinner.
São Paulo - FLIGHT TO Foz do Iguaçu - IGUAZU FALLS BRAZILIAN SIDE | Up and at 'em - we're off to Guarulhos Airport to catch a flight to the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguacu. Upon arrival, head straight for the world-famous Iguazu falls in Iguazu National Park. It's the largest waterfall system in the world, and a breathtaking sight to behold. You can even follow pathways all the way to the mist-shrouded foot of the falls. Head back to the hotel after the tour and get ready for a delicious Brazilian barbecue dinner.
FOZ DE IGUAgU (PARAGUAY) : FREE DAY | The world is your oyster today - there are so many excursions to choose from! Make your own way or go on an organised adventure. Visit the amazing local bird park (150+ species!) or take a helicopter ride over the falls. Alternatively, add a day trip to a completely different country to the lineup. Head to Paraguay via the International Bridge of Friendship, crossing the Parana River to enter Ciudad del Este. Shop at local markets. Visit the Itaipu Dam hydroelectric power plant. Back in Brazil, we'll meet up with the group for a Rafain show and dinner experience.
FOZ DO IGUACU (BRAZIL) : FREE DAY | Enjoy another day of exploration around Foz do Iguacu. There are various optional excursions on offer. Head on a guided tour to the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls. Peruse the various walkways and trails on offer, or take a ride on the gas-powered train in the park. You could also venture right up close by opting in on the Great Adventure boat tour. Or you could stick around in Brazil to enjoy other local outings. Meet up with the group this evening for a special Brazilian dining experience.
IGUASSU FALLS - FLIGHT TO BUENOS AIRES | Rise and shine! We're off to Puerto Iguazu airport to catch a flight to Buenos Aires. This vibrant city holds countless attractions. Stock up on snacks before we leave (no lunch stop today!). Transfer to the hotel upon arrival. Head out on a solo exploration mission, or simply take it easy. The next two days will be jam-packed. Dinner is included tonight at a restaurant near our hotel.
BUENOS AIRES CITY TOUR | Ready, set, explore! Today we uncover the must-see attractions and hidden delights of the Argentine capital. Follow in the slipstream of a local guide. Discover the famous Buenos Aires Obelisk. Encounter the Plaza de Mayo, the colourful La Boca, the cobblestoned foundational San Telmo and Recoleta cemetery. And so much more! Grab lunch on the go. This evening there is an optional dinner and a tango show on offer.
BUENOS AIRES: FREE DAY | Free day in Buenos Aires! Take your pick of a bunch of things to do in the bustling Argentinian capital. Seek out must-sees like the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Or how about a tango lesson or cooking experience? Alternatively, head off on an organised excursion to a classic guest ranch (estancia) in the countryside. Learn more about the Estancia culture, enjoy authentic local food and watch folk dancing. As always, you will be welcomed with open arms by the locals. Join the group for a lovely dinner at a local restaurant this evening
BUENOS AIRES - TOUR END | After spending your final night in Buenos Aires, the tour comes to an end at breakfast this morning. If you wish to take a transfer to Ministro Pistarini International Airport or Aeroparque Airport, you can book it with your Expat Explore agent. Have a safe onward journey!