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Family Challenge: Explore the highlights of Buenos Aires

Experience the power of the waterfalls

The Family Trip continues to the exciting city of Rio

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Estancia El Ombu in Buenos Aires

Explore the magnificent Iguazu Falls

Experience the vibrant Rio 

BUENOS AIRES, IGUAZU FALLS & RIO DE JANEIRO

Travel with your family to Rio, Iguazu & Buenos Aires - 10 days

There’s no doubt the entire family will love discovering some of the most treasured and awe-inspiring destinations across Argentina and Brazil on this 10-day trip. Children will receive our “Argentina Adventure Kit” that will challenge them throughout the tour to engage with locals, collect fun facts and express their creativity to win adventurous prizes. The family-focused package begins in Buenos Aires (bursting with cultural learning opportunities), and includes a visit to an authentic estancia (or working ranch), exploring the magnificent Iguazu Falls, venturing over the border to Brazil to soak in beloved sites like Sugar Loaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer, Rio’s famed beaches, and more.

Day 1 - Buenos Aires - Discovering Palermo lakes district & Walking Tour

Welcome to Argentina!

 

At the beginning of your itinerary, your family will receive our Argentina Challenge Adventure Kit. The various kits are age appropriate and have been designed with challenge cards to generate engagement between your children, the places they visit, the people they meet, and you! Trust us, this isn’t your typical family vacation – our goal is to unite the entire family in a fun and informative way while spending quality time together and having lots of fun along the way. To further incentivize the program, simply share photos with us showing them completing each of the challenges, and we will deliver a special gift to your hotel (or mailed to your home) along with our official Argentina Adventurer Badge!.

 

Upon arrival in Buenos Aires you will be met at the airport and have a transfer in private to your hotel.

 

No mather how eary you arrive in the morning, your room will be ready for you upon arrival: early check in guaranteed. Time to settle down, relax and get prepared for your Argentine adventure!

 

Today, your family will be able to enjoy a relaxing afternoon visiting the famous Palermo district. No matter how much research you have done, you will always learn something unexpected when taking a walking tour through one of the cities unique barrios — and we’re not just talking about the official information, but also from the unscripted moments of chitchat with your tour guide. For example, how many dogs can a dog walker walk? Which is the strangest or most colorful graffiti you can spot? How many trees can you count on just one block? How many different roses can you spot in the rose garden? How would you describe the taste of an alfajor? What about a “mate” the regional tea consumed daily by locals? Walking, learning and interacting today will be a relaxing but very educational day for the whole family of urban explorers.

Duration: Half Day (4 hours)

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Day 2 - Full Day Hunting the spirit of Buenos Aires Tour & Tastes Like Home

Today you and your family will embark in on a historic tour through the city’s ornate architecture. Spot the most important balconies of the city and learn why they are so significant. Why is the Presidential Palace pink? Why are the houses in La Boca so colorful? Which is Argentina’s favorite fútbol (soccer) team?

Immerse yourself in our rich history as you speak with locals (known as Porteños) and learn fun facts about our storied past. A delicious lunch will be included (and save some room for our world-famous ice cream).

In the afternoon, feel like an Argentinean for one night and experience a shared meal with a local family in their own home. Discover an authentic way to enjoy the most typical Argentine food: empanadas, asado, alfajores and, of course, our delicious wine. Be part of the family, know their history, our culture and exchange traditions and stories in this enchanting one and only experience.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch (at restaurant)

 

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Day 3 - Buenos Aires - Estancia Day at "El Ombu de Areco"

At appropiate time you will have a private transfer from your hotel to San Antonio de Areco.

El Ombú de Areco is a historical estancia (ranch) just over an hour’s drive from downtown Buenos Aires in San Antonio de Areco, birthplace of the gaucho tradition.The Late-Colonial style mansion, built in 1880, offers visitors a magnificent setting for an unforgettable stay.

Today you have a variety of options for activities; you can go horseback riding, hiking, or sightseeing in an old-fashioned carriage. This is an ideal place for prime bird watching and observing typical ranch-style activities such as herding animals, branding cattle and milking cows.

In the evening, there will be a typical Argentine asado, or barbecue, as well as a musical performance and some folkloric dance.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 4 - Buenos Aires - El Ombu de Areco

Today, you will have the morning to participate in any activities you did not get to the day before.

In the afternoon, there will be a show of classic Argentine cowboy skills, such as catching calves, herding galloping horses, a sort of backwards polo, and many more (carreras de sortija, cuadreras, pialada de novillos, entrevero de tropillas).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

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Day 5 - Buenos Aires - El Ombu de Areco / Puerto Iguazu - Half Day Active Adventure at the Iguazu Forest

After breakfast, Its time to say goodbye to this lovely estancia!

At appropiate time you will have a private transfer from the estancia to the domestic airport.

Welcome to Puerto Iguazu!!

The little and relaxing town is the gate to visit the impressive Iguazu Falls, (which have been recently declared as one of the New Seven Natural Wonders!), making them a must see destination for any traveler visiting Argentina.

Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and provided a private transfer to your hotel.

In the afternoon get active in Iguazu Forest! Get a lot of fun while you experience direct contact with nature.

Canoping: Moving between various platforms in the treetops, glide from one tree to another subject of a harness to the steel ropes sighting the incredible vegetation from between 15 and 25 meters high in a distance of 800 meters.

Trekking: Walk a 900-meter distance path through the jungle, identifying different species of native wildlife and flora such as strangling trees, parasitic plants, air carnations, orchids, palmital.

Rappel: Live the incredible experience of falling rocks in the middle of a waterfall rappelling 15 meters high, assisted constantly by specialized instructors.

Duration: 4 hours approximately.

Note: Two daily departures: 8:00hs or 14:00hs / Activities restricted for children under 6 years, pregnant women and people with physical disabilities.

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

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Day 6 - Full Day Adventure to Iguazu Falls National Park Argentine Side & Ecological Navigation

This day you are visiting a National Reserve. Please remember that National Park Fees are not included. Check at the end of your itinerary the corresponding fee, to be paid locally in national currency.

After breakfast you will depart on a private, full day tour to the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls where you will enjoy intimate views of this unforgettable section of the Iguazu River. An experienced guide will accompany your family on this adventure and help you to spot tucans, coatis (raccoon-like animals, butterflies, and more). There is no man, woman or child that can hide their amazement at Iguazu’s 1.5 million liters of water cascading from heights of 80 meters!

During the day you will walk through the lower and upper walkways that allow visitors to get up close and personal with this magnificent spectacle of nature. To get to the most impressive views, you will hop aboard a picturesque ecological train that will transport you for 3 kilometers to the Devil’s Throat – always a family favorite.

Duration; 6/8 hours

 

Note that in the park there are different excursions you can take for an additional cost. The most popular ones are “Gran Aventura” and its’s shorter version “Aventura Nautica”, in which the Iguazu boat trip takes you right up to the base of the Falls.

This exciting excursion is highly recommended in order to experience the true power of Iguazu Falls. (Please be aware- on the boat trip there is a 100% chance that you will get wet…the Falls provide a refreshing “natural shower”. Be sure to take some extra clothes if you want to do this excursion).

This day will be a real adventure, full of thrills and spills, and is an absolute must for the adventurer at heart.

During the visit to the National Park you will also experience a boat tip in the upper Iguazu River, lead by experienced locals. It’s a calm and quiet journey that covers the different islands during 3 kilometers, providing a great opportunity to see and experience even more of this impressive ecosystem.

Duration: 30 minutes (aprox)

Meals Included: Breakfast,

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Day 7 - Full Day Adventure to Iguazu Falls National Park Brazilian Side / Foz De Iguaçu / Rio De Janeiro

This day you are visiting a National Reserve. Please remember that National Park Fees are not included. Check at the end of your itinerary the corresponding fee, to be paid locally in national currency.

In the morning, you will be picked up to enjoy a private, half-day excursion to the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls where you will behold vast panoramic views of the falls, allowing you to witness them in their entirety.

Your family will be thrilled by the landscape, but this is also a great opportunity to learn about the region’s geography: rivers, waterfalls, jungles, and more! Although you’ll be looking into Argentina, your feet will be on the ground in Brazil! Where does Argentina start and Brazil end?

Duration: 2/3 hours.

 

“Brazil requires that most tourists have a visa to visit the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls. Please check with the Brazilian Consulate to ensure that you have the appropriate visa before traveling or you will not be allowed to enter Brazil. For example- US citizens, Canadians & Australians (as well as other nationalities) need a visa to visit the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls.”

You have the entrance to Parque Das Aves Included.

At appropriate time, you will be transferred to Foz de Iguaçu airport to take the flight (Private Service).

Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro you will be taken to your hotel at which point you will have the remained for the day to explore the lively city or spend time relaxing by the beach, private service.

Meals Included: Breakfast,

 

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Day 8 - Rio De Janeiro - Full Day Corcovado & Botanic Garden

This private tour begins in Cosme Velho’s neighborhood, where families will embark an entertaining ride aboard the Cog train, which winds its way through the Tijuca Forest (the largest urban forest in the world) up to the main attraction, Christ the Redeemer (or Cristo Redentor). Once you reached the top, you will enjoy extraordinary 360-degree views overlooking Rio de Janeiro. Challenge youngsters to identify significant sites such as Sugar Loaf, Guanabara Bay, the beaches of Rio’s Southern Zone and the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. It also provides the perfect opportunity to capture some amazing family photos!

After this, we will continue the adventure on a panoramic tour towards the Botanical Garden that’s sure to please the entire family. Dating back to Brazil’s colonial period, the Botanical Garden offers a delightful walk among bromeliads, orchids, violets and more than 6,500 other floral varieties. Some of them are the verge of extinction, but are preserved by the research center’s team, who oversees the maintenance of the 54 hectares of natural, artistic and historical beauty. Can your children identify any flowers from back home? Allow Rio’s colorful spirit inspire them by encouraging them to draw or sketch their favorite flowers from the Botanical Garden.

The tour will continue to São Conrado area with a brief stop at Pepino Beach from where you can spot beachgoers and hang gliders above before going back to your hotel.

Duration: 6 hours

Today’s learn and hunt: The most famous iconic monument of Brazil.

Meals Included: Breakfast,

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Day 9 - Rio De Janeiro - Half Day Sugar Loaf

Today your family will be picked up (via private service) from your hotel to enjoy the other side of Rio de Janeiro (nicknamed Cidade Maravilhosa or “Marvelous City”).

 

This tour begins with a city tour through downtown Rio, passing by cultural icons such as the Sambodrome and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Get to know the traditional Cinelândia Square with historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Challenge your children to remember one fun fact about each of the landmarks you pass and ask your guide questions along the way.

 

After traveling through verdant Flamengo Park (Aterro do Flamengo), you will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca, which is home to Sugar Loaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar). Little ones are in for a special treat, as the only way to the top is by taking a cable car.

 

The first cable car transports passengers up Urca Hill, which is more than 700 feet high and overlooks Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói bridge and Corcovado Hill. From this point, a second cable car will be taken up to the very top, reaching a height of approximately 1,300 feet. Children and adults alike are guaranteed to be impressed with the uninterrupted views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz Fortress, and the beaches of Niterói.

 

Duration: 4 hours.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast,

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Day 10 - Rio de Janeiro

At the appropiate time you will be taken to the airport (private service).

 

Meals Included: Breakfast,

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Included

– 2 nights in Buenos Aires, 2 nights in Estancia El Ombu (Buenos Aires), 2 nights in Iguazu Falls & 4 nights in Rio de Janeiro with breakfast included.

– Transfers & Meals mentioned in the itinerary.

– Tours described in the itinerary.

–  Bilingual guide (English/Spanish).

– Argentina Challenge Adventure Kit.

Not Included

– International or Domestic Flights.

– Park Entrance & Fees

– Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link: World Nomads. 

Accommodation & Prices

BUENOS AIRES, IGUAZU FALLS & RIO DE JANEIRO


*Prices in US Dollars.
*Valid until April 2018 (Not valid in Christmas, New Year and Carnival).


Flights needed for this itinerary

Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls - Rio de Janeiro

Flights in South America cost approximately $100 to $250 USD per segment (destination).
We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

Included

– 2 nights in Buenos Aires, 2 nights in Estancia El Ombu (Buenos Aires), 2 nights in Iguazu Falls & 4 nights in Rio de Janeiro with breakfast included.

– Transfers & Meals mentioned in the itinerary.

– Tours described in the itinerary.

–  Bilingual guide (English/Spanish).

– Argentina Challenge Adventure Kit.

Not Included

– International or Domestic Flights.

– Park Entrance & Fees

– Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quotation please follow this link: World Nomads. 

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