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Rio, Iguazú Falls & Buenos Aires

11 days |  13 days with Argentinian Patagonia extension
11 days |  13 days with Argentinian Patagonia extension
Group size1530 travelers

4.6 out of 5 stars

Physical activity
view of iguazu falls
blue macaws
overhead view of traditional brazilian dishes on table
rio janiero beach
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Move from sophisticated cities to wet and wild waterfalls.

Take in all the highlights of Brazil and Argentina, from spicy and seductive Rio de Janeiro to elegant and refined Buenos Aires. Between these two cultural hot spots, you’ll experience the ultimate in outdoor adventure, with the chance to admire the formidable Iguazú waterscape from every angle.

Your tour package includes

  • 8 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 2 dinners with beer or wine
  • 3 sightseeing tours
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Included highlights

  • Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Samba school visit
  • Copacabana beach
  • Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Iguazú Falls
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Brazil today.

Rio de Janeiro3 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Rio de Janeiro
Included meal: Welcome lunch

Welcome to Brazil! Meet your fellow travelers at a welcome lunch.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro & beaches
Included meal: Breakfast

Today, enjoy a cable car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain, then get to know Rio de Janeiro on a guided tour.

  • Halfway up the mountain, stop to take in scenic vistas of the Rio Yacht Club and Botafogo Bay
  • Continue to the top of the mountain, soaking in panoramic views of the city, beaches, and Atlantic Ocean
  • Return to Rio to admire the city's colonial architecture
  • Pass the National Library, Municipal Theater, Candelaria Church, and Tiradentes Palace
  • Admire the Escadaria Selarón and walk past the Museum of Tomorrow
  • Get a backstage look into Carnival culture on visits to a samba school and the barracão, a workshop where artisans craft parade floats and decorations.

This evening, enjoy free time at Rio's world famous Copacabana Beach in the heart of the luxurious Zona Sul neighborhood.

Day 4: Corcovado Mountain
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free morning in Rio de Janeiro or add an optional excursion. This afternoon, head to the top of Corcovado Mountain for a guided tour of the iconic peak.

  • Hop aboard the cogwheel train, taking in the rainforest landscape of Tijuca National Park as you ride up the mountain
  • See the iconic Christ the Redeemer, a colossal Art Deco statue atop the summit

Later, spend a free evening exploring the city on your own, or add an excursion.

Rio de Janeiro Sailboat Cruise

From $75 per person

Rio by Night: Carnival Cultural Show & Dinner

From $155 per person

Iguazú Falls2 nights
Day 5: Flight to Iguazú Falls
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Say goodbye to Rio and fly to Brazil's Argentine border, site of the thundering Iguazú Falls, for a guided tour.

  • Drive through Iguazú National Park, a subtropical paradise
  • Walk through forested footpaths on the Brazilian side of the falls for panoramic views of the waters

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Iguazú Falls
Included meal: Breakfast

Today, cross the border into Argentina and view Devil’s Throat, the most famous section of Iguazú Falls.

  • Take an ecological train through the park
  • Walk along a pathway to arrive in front of Devil’s Throat where you can take photos of the incredible waterfall
  • Enjoy another train ride to see the upper section of the park, including the San Martín, Dos Hermanas, and Bozzetti falls
Buenos Aires3 nights
Day 7: Flight to Buenos Aires
Included meal: Breakfast

Fly to Buenos Aires, and spend the afternoon getting to know the Argentine capital at your leisure.

Enjoy a free evening in Buenos Aires or add an excursion.

Tango Show & Dinner

From $105 per person

Day 8: Sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires
Included meal: Breakfast

Embark on a guided tour of the city where tango was born.

  • Head to Plaza de Mayo to see the Casa Rosada, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Cabildo
  • Pass through the historic neighborhood of San Telmo before exploring the colorful streets of La Boca
  • Drive along 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest street in the world, to Palermo and its beautiful parks
  • Visit the aristocratic Recoleta neighborhood and the grave of Eva Perón
Day 9: Free day in Buenos Aires
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Spend the day exploring Buenos Aires on your own or add an excursion.

Later, celebrate your trip with your group at a farewell dinner.

Estancia Visit: Argentine Barbecue & Gaucho Show

From $165 per person

Overnight Flight1 night
Day 10: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend one final day exploring the city on your own. This evening, transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Arrive Home
Day 11: Arrival at home

Arrive home after your overnight flight.

Extension to Argentinian Patagonia
Fly to the heart of Argentinian Patagonia for a tour of Los Glaciares National Park, home to a variety of wildlife, the Perito Moreno Glacier, and some seriously out-of-this-world views.
El Calafate2 nights
Day 10: Flight to El Calafate
Included meal: Breakfast

This morning, transfer to the airport to board your flight to El Calafate, located in the heart of Argentine Patagonia.

Day 11: Los Glaciares National Park
Included meal: Breakfast

Make your way to Los Glaciares National Park today for a close-up look at the growing Perito Moreno Glacier.

  • En route to the park, stop at Lago Argentino to take in the surrounding mountain views, keeping an eye out for the flamingos and condors that call the lake their home (seasonal)
  • Once in Los Glaciares, embark on a cruise along the Perito Moreno Glacier face
  • Take in views of the glacier from a scenic overlook and enjoy free time to explore the surrounding walking paths
Overnight Flight1 night
Day 12: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast

Fly back to Buenos Aires this morning. Then, relax in a dayroom before boarding your flight home tonight.

Flight Home
Day 13: Arrival at home

Arrive home today.

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4.6 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.6 out of 5

Based on 58 authentic traveler reviews
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    4 out of 5 stars

    Rio de Janeiro
    6/15/24 by 3rd-time traveler Lusik

    Overall good but some things can be improved or changed . The tango show should be on last night at farewell dinner. The date of arrival at Buenos Aires was too draining to enjoy the tango show at night.

    4 out of 5 stars

    7/15/23 by 2nd-time traveler Anonymous

    5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Aventure!
    2/17/24 by 4th-time traveler Denis

    My wife and I took this tour, our fourth with Go Ahead, and loved it. This was an amazing adventure! Rio de Janeiro is a beautiful, vibrant and passionate city. The beach is beautiful, the food is delicious and the people are friendly and fun loving. The included carnival culture tour exceeded our e...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 3/7/24

    Hi Dennis, We're thrilled to hear that you and y...

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Arena Leme Hotel
    Arena Leme Hotel

    This eco-friendly hotel is located in the Leme neighborhood. Guests enjoy a bar, a restaurant, and beach views. Nearby, you’ll find Forte Duque de Cax...

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    Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort
    Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort

    This contemporary hotel is located in Portal da Foz. Guests enjoy a water park with thermal pools, a poolside bar, and multiple restaurants. Nearby, y...

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    Grand Brizo Buenos Aires
    Grand Brizo Buenos Aires

    This conveniently located hotel is located in the heart of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Guests enjoy the rooftop cocktail bar with views of city, an outdo...

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    Kosten Aike Hotel
    Kosten Aike Hotel

    This Alpine-style hotel is located in Calafate. Guests enjoy the spa, fitness center, and spacious rooms. Nearby you'll find the downtown area, the Ic...

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