Day 1 – Departure, Travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina
Today you'll start your adventure to Argentina and Brazil to make unforgettable memories.
Day 2 – Arrival in Buenos Aires
Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, your Tour Manager will welcome you. Transfer to your accommodations where you can rest from the long flight. In the afternoon, you will take a walking tour around the Microcenter and Avenida 9 de Julio, the widest avenue in the world.
Day 3 – Buenos Aires
After breakfast, you will visit the Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo Organization. Engage in meaningful conversation as the women of the organization, "the grandmothers", explain the tragic drama of the children who disappeared in their country. It was one of the consequences of the National Reorganization Process, enforced by the military dictatorship which ruled the country between 1976 and 1983. Many babies were kidnapped with their parents; some after their parents were killed; and others were born in clandestine detention centers where their mothers were taken after having been sequestered at different states of their pregnancies. The babies' grandmothers tried desperately to locate them and, during these searches, decided to unite. Thus, in 1977, the non-governmental organization was established to fight for the return of their grandchildren.
This afternoon, explore the Palermo neighborhoods. This evening you will be treated to dinner and a traditional Tango show.
Day 4 – Buenos Aires
Today you will take a City Tour focused on discovering the contrasts of this metropolitan city. You will visit a variety of neighborhoods such as Puerto Madero, Recoleta, San Telmo, and La Boca.
Day 5 – Iguazú Falls National Park
To start the day, take a short flight from Buenos Aires to the Iguazu Falls area. Without a doubt, the Iguazú waterfalls are among the most beautiful on the planet. Declared a World Heritage site by the UNESCO, the falls are part of the Iguazú National Park. This majestic whim of nature is made up of 275 falls (which can reach up to 70 meters of height) which are scattered in a semi-circular shape and offer a magnificent spectacle. After a day touring the falls, you will head to your local lodging for the night.
Day 6 – Rio de Janeiro
This morning, you will cross the border into Brazil and take a flight to Rio de Janeiro. In the afternoon, you will visit Sugarloaf Mountain and ride the cable car to the top.
Day 7 – Rio de Janeiro
This morning, go behind the scenes of the famous Maraca soccer stadium. From the Tribune Press, the locker rooms, and the Grandstand, to the cabins and a collection of relics of the stars... you will be surrounded by the history of this world soccer temple. Next, explore the biggest market in Rio, the Feira Nordestina São Cristóvão. The 700 stalls are a bustling hive of activity and offer a huge variety of souvenirs, food products, art, restaurants, clothing, and accessories. But many people don’t go to this place for the shopping, they come here for the forró! This accordion-based music is from the Northeast and is immensely popular.
In the late evening you will be treated to a unique excursion to visit an escola de samba, where performers practice year-round for the thrilling live music and dancing for Carnaval.
Day 8 – Rio de Janeiro
You will visit a favela and learn more about Brazilian´s population. Your Program Leader will lead a discussion about the wonders of Brazil and how economic problems affect the people of this beautiful nation. In the afternoon, you will join a city tour, finishing at the wonderful Corcovado Mountain to have a fantastic view of Rio from the Christ the Redeemer statue.
Day 9 – Rio de Janeiro
Today you will relax on the lovely and world-famous Copacabana and/or Ipanema Beach and will share free time with the group. You will also have some time to shop in the many boutiques in the area.
This evening your Brazil-Argentina program comes to a close as you depart on an evening flight out of Rio.
Day 10 – Return Home
Today your Argentina and Brazil adventure will come to an end as you journey back home
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