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Avanti Journeys - South American Triangle:
Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, and Buenos Aires
One of our most popular programs, the South America Triangle will give you an introduction to three of South America's most exciting destinations. It combines visits to two of the most beautiful cities in the world - Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires - with the impressive grandeur of Iguassu Falls, the largest waterfalls in the Western Hemisphere.
•3 Nights Rio de Janeiro
•2 Nights Iguassu Falls
•3 Nights Buenos Aires
•All Ground Transfers
•Sugar Loaf & Corcovado
 Tour plus Lunch
•Brazil & Argentina Falls Tour
•Buenos Aires City Tour
•Tango Show plus Dinner
•Air JFK to Rio,
 Buenos Aires to JFK*
•Separate Ticket: Rio to Iguassu,
 Iguassu to Buenos Aires
•Daily Breakfast
Arrive Rio de Janeiro:
Airport meeting and transfer to your selected Rio hotel. Afternoon at leisure.

(Accommodations, Rio de Janeiro)
Rio do Janeiro:
Enjoy a half-day tour of Rio and Sugar Loaf. The tour begins with a drive through downtown Rio with a stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral. Continue to Praia Vermelha to take the two-stage cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf, one of Rio's signature landmarks. This solid granite monolith, standing 887 feet tall, overlooks the entrance to Rio's harbor and Guanabara Bay. The first stage of the cable car takes you to Morro da Urca (558 feet), where there is a restaurant and a heliport. The second stage takes you to the top for the unforgettable view. Rest of day at leisure.

(Breakfast, Accommodations, Rio de Janeiro)
Rio do Janeiro:
Spend a day a leisure in Rio. Choose a fascinating tour to enhance your experience: take a jeep tour through Rio's botanical garden, the largest urban forest in the world. Or, taste the flavors of Rio with a chocolate and ice cream tasting tour that will introduce you to some of the finest ingredients this tropical paradise has to offer. Feeling festive? Embrace Rio's musical spirit with a samba soul experience: see the year-long work involved in celebrating carnival, including the intricate costumes in the Cidade do Samba.

(Breakfast, Accommodations, Rio de Janeiro)
Rio do Janeiro to Iguassu Falls:
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguassu Falls declared a National Heritage Site by UNESCO. Airport greeting in Foz do Iguassu and transfer to your selected hotel.

(Breakfast, Rio de Janeiro; Accommodations, Iguassu Falls)
Iguassu Falls:
After breakfast, depart with your guide on the Argentina and Brazil Falls Tour. It is highly recommended that you view the Falls from both sides because they are very different. Beginning on the Brazil side, you will stroll along the trail descending into the canyon that offers a panoramic view of the falls. Be prepared to feel the spray from the falls, as you walk along the catwalks to get a closer look. Take the glass elevator up the cliff face for an exquisite view from the upper deck. There will be a stop for lunch (not included) before continuing to the Argentina side. After lunch, the tour continues across the Tancredo Neves Bridge and the border crossing to Iguassu National Park in Argentina. At the entrance, you will board a small train for a visit through the park with 2 stops before reaching the trail where the walking tour begins. You will visit the upper walkways, which allow for more intimate contact with the falls and the rainforest. The highlight of the trip is a visit to the suspended platform at the very brink of the Devil's Throat - the largest of the falls. Late afternoon return to Brazil to your selected hotel.

(Breakfast, Accommodations, Iguassu Falls)
Iguassu Falls to Buenos Aires:
Airport greeting and transfer to hotel. Rest of day at leisure to explore this cosmopolitan city.

(Breakfast, Iguassu Falls; Accommodations, Buenos Aires)
Buenos Aires:
Take a half-day city tour that will show you the highlights of Buenos Aires. The tour first takes you to the city's historic center, Plaza de Mayo, a lovely plaza with flower gardens and tall palm trees; the scene of many of the city's historic political events. Surrounding the plaza are colonial buildings of interest: the Casa Rosada, the seat of the executive branch of the government; the Cabildo with its historic museum; the Metropolitan Cathedral, which holds the tomb of General Jose de San Martin, the father of Argentine independence. The tour continues down the Avenida de Mayo to the National Congress. Continue along Avenida 9 de Julio, with its 8 lanes, the widest avenue in the world. In the middle of this avenue, in the Plaza de la Republica, the Obelisk rises as a symbol of the city. It was built in 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of the city. Another landmark is the famous Colon Opera House, which brings in the world's most notable singers and musicians. No tour would be complete without a visit to the picturesque La Boca district, the old port area that reflects its Italian heritage. Continue to San Telmo, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. Originally a center for immigrant settlers, it is a neighborhood of colonial houses and cobblestone streets. On Sundays, there is an antique fair in Plaza Dorrego. The area also has a lively nightlife with many restaurants, bars and tango houses. The tour passes the developing new district of Puerto Madero, and continues through Palermo with its parks, gardens, and elegant residential area, to the sophisticated district of Recoleta, where you will pass the famous Recoleta Cemetery with its ornate memorials, including the tomb of Eva Peron. The tour finishes at your hotel.

(Breakfast, Accommodations, Buenos Aires)
Buenos Aires:
Spend the day on your own, exploring this magical city. What better way to spend an evening in Buenos Aires than with this city's quintessential music? Tango is the music of Buenos Aires par excellence. Its origin can be traced back to 1880 to the slums inhabited by Italian and Spanish immigrants, Africans, and gauchos. Despite its humble origins, in the 1920s tango moved into the high-class ballrooms. To feel its spirit, visit one of the restaurants that offer a high-quality tango show, and enjoy the sensual magnetism of tango performed by some of the best dancers, singers and musicians in Buenos Aires. You will be picked up at your hotel and taken to one of the typical tango houses in the San Telmo, the neighborhood of tango. Dinner will be Argentine specialties including good Argentine wine. After dinner, enjoy a fabulous tango show. After the show (around midnight), return transportation is provided to your hotel.

(Breakfast, Accommodations, Buenos Aires)
Depart Buenos Aires:
Morning at leisure. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to New York (or other selected city).

*Flights from other U.S. departure cities also available.

(Breakfast, Buenos Aires)

** Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change