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RIO TO IGUAZU – 7 Days

Experience breathtaking Iguazu Falls

Iguazu's stunning sunset

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FROM 1170 USD 7 Days / 6 Nights
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Travel to Rio de janeiro
Tour Iguazu Falls
Christ Redeemer
Sugar Loaf
Argentina & Brazil Tours
Tours from Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu Falls

RIO TO IGUAZU – 7 Days

Visit two of the New Seven Wonders of the World: Iguazu Falls & Christ the Redemeer

Brazil’s two most famous destinations come together for this perfect weeklong trip, Rio to Iguazu Falls! Rio is home to beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife and sexy samba beats. Tour Rio’s Corcovado and see Sugar Loaf Mountain before flying to Iguazu, where beautiful waterfalls and wildlife will be sure to amaze as you tour Iguazu’s Brazilian and Argentine sides. This 7-day trip is perfect for travelers who love to interact with exotic nature, and also spend some relaxing moments touring ever-sunny destinations.

 

 

Day 1 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Tours

 

An exotic mix of beach and mountains, with its colorful colonial neighborhoods and modernist big-city style, Rio is a must-see destination to add to your bucket list. This is the cariocas’ land, as locals call themselves, where the pass of time is synonymous with the rhythm of samba

 

 

Many people think of Brazil as merely an amazing paradise beach… and they are not entirely wrong. But, this mysterious and passionate corner of the globe is much more than just a pristine sandy utopia…

 

 

In the fifth-largest country of the world, centuries of immigration from all kinds of ethnic backgrounds has created a rich culture whose main language is Portuguese (the local version is called brasilero) — it is the only country on the continent where people don’t speak Spanish!

 

 

Upon arrival to Rio’s airport, we’ll be waiting to provide transportation to your hotel. Enjoy your leisure time today exploring this vibrant city — you have just arrived in one of the powerhouses of South America!

 

 

Rio de Janeiro (‘River of January’ in Portuguese), which was classified as a Cultural Landscape by UNESCO, is a metropolitan gem tucked between the mountains and the sea. Rio is best-known for its bossanova (sultry Brazilian music genre), mouth-watering feijoada (a traditional bean and pork stew), refreshing caipirinhas (classic Brazilian cocktail), and the beaming smiles of its people.

 

 

 

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The perfect place to try all these things is the bohemian Lapa neighbourhood which sits at the edge of the historical downtown hub. Enjoy the day mingling with locals in this incredible part of the city — stop by the Aqueduto da Carioca to take a picture with its magnificent white arches, and visit the Escalera de Selaron (Selaron’s stairway), a 215-step stairway decorated with tiles from all around the world. Find the beautiful images and messages hidden throughout its multicolored steps! Discover even more ideas on how to spend your time in the city in our Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide.

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Day 2 – Rio de Janeiro Tours

 

Today you will travel to the spellbinding Corcovado Hill, home to the famous Christ the Redeemer statue, which has achieved celebrity status around the world through each postcard sent by visitors from Rio.

 

 

After breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel in a jeep and take you on a 4-hour tour of Corcovado Hill, the rocky, 2329-foot guardian of Guanabara Bay. We’ll pass by Cosme Velho neighborhood, one of the most elegant places in Rio, and take the red cog train up to Corcovado Hill, crossing the dense vegetation of Tijuca forest. From here you’ll start having your first taste of incredible views of the bay and the city! At the end of the railtrack, the granitic giant awaits. Christ the Redeemer stands on the top of Corcovado Hill with arms wide open, praying for the wellbeing of Rio de Janeiro.

 

 

From this privileged spot you will also see Sugarloaf mountain (another classic destination for travelers), the beautiful Southern beaches, and the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, whose waters support a gigantic floating Christmas tree during the holiday season.

 

 

At the end of this day trip, you’ll return in the cog train through the forest and back down the mountain. On our way back to your hotel, we’ll stop to discover the traditional Santa Teresa district, with its artisanal galleries and historic bondinho (an old-school trolley car).

 

 

Afterwards, we’ll leave you at your hotel to enjoy the rest of your leisurely evening. It’s the perfect opportunity to go mingle with some carioca beachgoers on the famous Copacaba Beach, or relax in the ethereal Playa Vermelha.

 

 

 

Travel to Rio de Janeiro and see amazin Palm Trees

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Day 3 – From Rio de Janeiro, travel to Iguazu Falls

 

It’s time to leave Brazilian territory and start the second part of this tropical adventure. At the appropriate time, we’ll pick you up at your hotel and take you to the domestic airport to take your flight to Foz do Iguaçu, the urban tween sister of Puerto Iguazú city in Argentina. Upon arrival, we’ll be waiting to drive you to your hotel.

 

 

The small border town of Puerto Iguazú is the gateway to visit the impressive Iguazú Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage site, making it a must-see destination for any traveler visiting Argentina.

 

 

Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and provided a transfer to your hotel. Answer the call of vacation by taking time to kick back and relax at your hotel. If you’re eager to explore, you can visit the Hito Tres Fronteras, a viewpoint west of the town center that stands high above the turbulent reddish-brown junction of the Iguazú and Paraná rivers, and which forms the Triple Frontera, or ‘Triple Border’, between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Or, if you’re an animal-lover, you could visit the Güirá Oga (the ‘House of Birds’ in native Guaraní language), a sanctuary for animals hurt by illegal hunting and trapping.

 

 

 

 

Say Hueque tips

 

Check out our recommendations on where to eat dinner in Puerto Iguazú. Try out two local river-fish dishes: the Pacu (related to the piranha, though completely harmless) and the Surubi. Take a look at our Iguazú Falls travel guide for more practical tips.

 

 

Iguazú Eco Fee: This is a mandatory tax that you have to pay once you get to your hotel in Iguazú. It’s about $5 USD per guest, per night, and it varies according to your hotel category. Only cash is accepted.

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Day 4 – Iguazu Falls Tours: Argentine Side

 

Today, our driver and bilingual guide will pick you up at your hotel to take you to the Iguazú National Park, on the Argentine side of the falls, where you will find yourself surrounded by a humid subtropical forest filled with exuberant vegetation which is home to many species of animals and birds.

 

 

Your guide will help you to spot some of the critters that dwell in this vibrant environment, including a wide variety of birds, such as ant birds, toucans, manakins, parrots, and coatis, just to name a few. Lower and upper walkways weave in and around the falls, permitting up-close and personal experiences with this magnificent spectacle of nature.

 

The Argentine side of the falls is filled with a myriad of paths and stairways which allow you to have an experience from many different perspectives. You will have a chance to come face-to-face with The Devil’s Throat, the largest of the falls and, for many, the most spellbinding. To get to The Devil’s Throat you will take the ecological train and then walk out along protruding boardwalks.

 

 

After walking around the park and taking in the natural beauty of Iguazu’s native flora and fauna, you will have some free time to eat lunch in this amazing environment. This exciting, 6-7 hour excursion is highly recommended in order to experience the true power of Iguazú Falls.

 

 

 

 

Say Hueque tips

 

Would you love to have a Great Adventure? The Gran Aventura (great adventure) is an optional tour you can add on to this day, which includes an open-air jeep through the rainforest, and then a zodiac open-air boat ride up the river to the base of the falls (there is a 100% chance that you will get soaking wet on this boat trip, so be sure to take some extra clothes!). Find out more about this adventurous tour and entrance fees to the national parks in our Iguazú Travel Guide.

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Day 5 – Iguazu Falls Tours: Brazilian Side

 

After breakfast, we’ll take you on a 3-4  hour excursion to the Brazilian side of the Iguazú Falls. Don´t forget your passport! While Argentina has 80% of the falls on its side, Brazil has the indisputably best panoramic view.

 

 

On the Argentine side you will have the sensation of being right inside the falls, but only by visiting the Brazilian side can you fully appreciate the immensity of Iguazú Falls. Take your time to enjoy and grasp the immensity of it, to stroll the different walkways and feel the mist of water on your face. Take the boardwalk over the Salto Santa María, it feels like walking on the surface of the water. Get closer to The Devil’s Throat and appreciate the power of the water! We are sure that this is a day you will never forget.

 

At the end of this experience we’ll drive you back to your hotel to enjoy your last night in Argentina.

 

 

Enjoy the wildlife you can spot in Iguazu Tours!

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Day 6 – From Iguazu Falls, travel to Rio de Janeiro

 

Today we’ll bring you to Foz de Iguazu airport to take your flight back to Rio de Janeiro, where you’ll spend the last day of this unforgettable journey. Upon arrival in Rio, we’ll be waiting to drive you to your hotel.

 

 

How would you like to spend your last day in Rio de Janeiro? We have a few ideas.

 

For your final night, we must recommend that you see a Samba show, or even take a Samba lesson! No worries if you aren’t a professional dancer, you’re in the most stress free, uninhibited corner of the globe. As locals say as a life motto: “O mais importante é curtir da experiência!” (the most important of all is to live the experience!)

 

 

Travel to Argentina the lands of good dancers!

 

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Day 7 – Rio de Janeiro

 

We’ve come to the end of your journey. We know you’ll take home the best memories from this trip! At the appropriate hour, we’ll take you to the international airport for your flight back home.

 

 

If you’re not ready to throw in the towel just yet, we offer other destinations in Brazil! Take some trip-extension ideas from our comprehensive travel agents and keep on exploring other incredible places in Brazil.

 

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Included

Transfers and tours mentioned in the itinerary

Daily breakfast

Meals according to itinerary: lunch (day 11)

3 night accommodation in a hotel (Rio de Janeiro – Brazil), 3 night accommodation in a hotel (Puerto Iguazú – Argentina)

Bilingual guide (English / Spanish)

Entrance ticket to Corcovado

Not Included

National Park Entrance Fees

International and domestic flights

Iguazú Eco Fee

Brazilian Visa: citizens of some nationalities (exempting US, Canada, Japan and Australia) are required to present a tourist visa to enter Brazil. Please check requirements with the consulate of your country. Visa must be obtained online and prior to travel. The processing time of the eVisa is usually 5 business days.

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

 

 

 

 

Accommodation & Prices

RIO TO IGUAZU – 7 Days


INN / B&B

USD 1170

COMFORT

USD 1345

SUPERIOR

USD 1640

*Prices in US Dollars.
*Valid until April 2020 (Not valid in Christmas, New Year and Carnival).

*Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy. Single rates are available on request. Flights are not included in the price, but can be arranged on request.



Flights needed for this itinerary

Rio de Janerio, Brazil - Iguazu Falls

Flights in South America cost approximately $150 to $300 USD per segment (destination).
We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

Included

Transfers and tours mentioned in the itinerary

Daily breakfast

Meals according to itinerary: lunch (day 11)

3 night accommodation in a hotel (Rio de Janeiro – Brazil), 3 night accommodation in a hotel (Puerto Iguazú – Argentina)

Bilingual guide (English / Spanish)

Entrance ticket to Corcovado

Not Included

National Park Entrance Fees

International and domestic flights

Iguazú Eco Fee

Brazilian Visa: citizens of some nationalities (exempting US, Canada, Japan and Australia) are required to present a tourist visa to enter Brazil. Please check requirements with the consulate of your country. Visa must be obtained online and prior to travel. The processing time of the eVisa is usually 5 business days.

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

 

 

 

 

Trip Reviews

RIO TO IGUAZU – 7 Days

Erica Williams

Erica Williams

(5 / 5)

Everything went very well and smoothly

Hey Carolina,

We are currently on our way home from our trip to Brazil and the falls. So sad to have left South America :(.

During our time to the falls, everything went very well and smoothly. Getting picked up from the airport was very smooth and our driver was incredibly nice. He took us to local banks to get cash, recommended a great dinner restaurant (la rueda, which was on your guys' recommendation list) and took us to our hotel.

Hotel St. George wasn't bad - I wasn't expecting a lot from hotels in Iguazu especially since we didn't book the premium hotels, and it was fine. It was nice that the front desk staff there spoke fluent English.

As for the tour itself, Francisco our tour guide was very nice and knowledgable. While I do think we could have done the falls on our own without a tour guide, it was a relief to not have to put in the effort to know where to go, what order to look at the various parts of the falls, or deal with crossing the border. We felt very taken care of and we didn't have to "think". Also, while it was a very busy day, we all thought doing both the argentinean and brazilian side of the falls in one day worked out perfectly. We saw everything and didn't feel the need to have spaced it out over two days. It was also nice that the park was not super crowded the day we went.

I would definitely recommend say hueque and hope we visit Argentina at a greater length soon in the future!

Thanks!
Erica


29.03.15

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Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro

Bhatta Nalini

Bhatta Nalini

(5 / 5)

We have had an excellent trip

Hi Patricio,
Today is our last day in Argentina. So far we have had an excellent trip and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your warm country. The service provided has been excellent and we want to thank you for arranging our trip. We also appreciate the dinner arrangements you made for us at La Parrachia Italian restaurant.


04.03.15

Skipper

Skipper

(5 / 5)

This tour was way more than we could imagine when we booked it.

The guide, Graciela (Grace), was superb. Not only on the tour but she got us through the airport in Brasil and waited until we were checked in. On the tour she filled us with all kinds of information about the falls, nature and some Brasilian/Argentinean history. It was incredible to be able to walk on top of the falls on the Argentinean side and the views from the Brasillian side were unbelievable. This tour was way more than we could imagine when we booked it.
Exceptionally organized. The guide, Graciela (Grace), was superb. She told us all kinds of meaningful information about the falls, nature and some Brasilian/Argentinean history.
Deborah, from Say Hueque, came to our hotel and gave us all the information we needed. She was very gracious and spent quite a lot of time with us to make sure we were set.
The service was outstanding.


28.10.14

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RIO TO IGUAZU – 7 Days
Testimonials

Erica Williams

Everything went very well and smoothly

Bhatta Nalini

We have had an excellent trip

Skipper

This tour was way more than we could imagine when we booked it.

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