Rio, Iguazu Falls & Buenos Aires with University of Central Oklahoma President Betz

Jun 1-10, 2019 / 10 DAYS

Move from sophisticated cities to wet and wild waterfalls.

Take in all the highlights of Brazil and Argentina, from spicy and seductive Rio de Janeiro to elegant and refined Buenos Aires. Between these two cul…

Your package includes

  • 7 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 2 dinners with beer or wine
  • 5 guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • 2 on-tour flights

Included highlights

Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer statue, Ipanema beach, Copacabana beach, Samba school visit, Iguazú Falls, Buenos Aires’ La Boca neighborhood

Tour pace

On this guided tour, you’ll walk for about 2.5 hours daily across uneven terrain, including paved roads, cobblestone streets, and slippery walkways, w…

Itinerary

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Overnight Flight / 1 NIGHT

Jun 01: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro today.

Rio de Janeiro / 2 NIGHTS

Jun 02: Arrival in Rio de Janeiro & sightseeing tour

Included meals: Lunch

Welcome to Brazil! Meet your fellow travelers at a welcome lunch. Then, get to know Rio de Janeiro on a guided tour.  • Enjoy a cable car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain • Stop halfway up the mountain to take in scenic vistas of the Rio Yacht Club and Botafogo Bay • Continue to the top of the mountain, soaking in panoramic views of the city, beaches, and Atlantic ocean  • Return to Rio to admire the city’s colonial architecture • Pass the National Library, Municipal Theater, Candelaria Church, and Tiradentes Palace • Admire the Escadaria Selarón and walk past the Museum of Tomorrow

Jun 03: Corcovado & samba school visit

Included meals: Breakfast

Head to the top of Corcovado Mountain for a guided tour of the iconic peak, then see where performers perfect their routines for Carnival.  • Hop aboard the cogwheel train, taking in the rainforest landscape of Tijuca National Park as you ride up the mountain  • See the iconic Christ the Redeemer, a colossal Art Deco statue atop the summit  • Pass Rio’s white-sand beaches, including Ipanema and Copacabana  • Visit a samba school, where Carnival dance rehearsals take place  • Head to the barracão, a workshop where artisans craft parade floats and decorations

Iguazú Falls / 2 NIGHTS

Jun 04: Flight to Iguazú Falls

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Say goodbye to Rio and fly to Brazil's Argentine border, site of the thundering Iguazú Falls, for a guided tour.  • Drive through Iguazú National Park, a subtropical paradise • Walk through forested footpaths on the Brazilian side of the falls for panoramic views of the waters Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Jun 05: Sightseeing tour of Iguazú Falls

Included meals: Breakfast

Today, cross the border into Argentina and view Devil’s Throat, the most famous section of Iguazú Falls. • Take a ecological train through the park • Walk along a pathway to arrive in front of Devil’s Throat where can can take photos of the incredible waterfall • Enjoy another train ride to see the upper section of the park, including the San Martín, Dos Hermanas, and Bozzetti falls

Buenos Aires / 4 NIGHTS

Jun 06: Flight to Buenos Aires

Included meals: Breakfast

Fly to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, this morning. Then, spend free time exploring the city or add an excursion.

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Tango Show & Dinner
5 hours
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Relax and enjoy the show as accomplished tangueros, or tango dancers, perform their national dance. Accompanied by live music, the elegant performers will transport you to a bygone era. You’ll also enjoy a dinner featuring regional specialties and Argentine wine.5 hours and departs in the evening, dinner includedSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Jun 07: Sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires

Included meals: Breakfast

Embark on a guided tour of the city where tango was born. • Drive through the aristocratic Retiro and Recoleta neighborhoods to visit the grave of Eva Perón, the former First Lady of Argentina • Make your way past the National Museum of Fine Arts and the beautiful parks and gardens of Palermo • Drive along 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest street in the world • Explore Plaza de Mayo, site of the May Revolution in 1810, and enter the neoclassical Metropolitan Cathedral • Enjoy free time in the La Boca neighborhood, where the influence of Italian settlers can still be felt today

Jun 08: Free day in Buenos Aires

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Spend the day exploring Buenos Aires at your leisure or add an excursion. Later, celebrate your trip with your group at a farewell dinner.

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Estancia Visit: Argentine Barbecue & Gaucho Show
7.5 hours
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Head to Argentina's countryside for a day at a traditional estancia, or ranch, where you'll get to know the culture of the Pampas. You'll be welcomed with empanadas, a local specialty, and Argentine wine, then have a chance to visit the estancia's museum and church. Go for a horseback ride around the property or opt to hop in a small horse-drawn carriage, called a sulky. Later, enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch along with entertainment. Experience the folklore of the region through music, dance, and a horse-riding show as gauchos (traditional ranch hands) show off their skills in the center of the ring, or sortija.7.5 hours and departs in the morning with lunchSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Jun 09: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend one final day exploring the city on your own. This evening, transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Overnight Flight / 0 NIGHTS

Jun 10: Arrival at home

Arrive home today.

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