Day 1 – Departure, Travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina
Overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Day 2 – Arrival in Buenos Aires
Upon arrival in Buenos
Aires, your Program Leader 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
This morning 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
This morning, 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
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
This morning you will visit a favela and learn more about Brazilian´s
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 you will arrive home in the U.S. after your overnight flight.