South American Triangle with Tim Taggart

Dates September 20-28, 2019
Destination Buenos Aires, Argentina; Iguazu Falls; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; United States
Duration 9 days 8 nights
Price From 2,999
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While there is not a lot of strenuous "hiking" on this tour, there is some "climbing" of tall steps and walking on uneven surfaces that may cause concern to some. 


Join experienced tour director Tim Taggart and visit 2 of the most beautiful cities in the world - Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro - as well as the magnificent Iguazu Falls, one of the world's most spectacular natural sights. We will stay at the only hotel inside the Iguazu National Park on the Argentine side, the newly renovated Melia Iguazu with spectacular views of the "Devil's Throat". Witness the falls' brilliant rainbow effect on both the Brazilian and the Argentine sides.

This tour is for sure a BUCKET LIST experience!  Come make new friends while living your adventurer side dream.

To Book This Tour, Contact:

Carol Alegre, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6165
Email Carol

CASH DISCOUNT of $75.00 for final payment by check

TOUR ID#929I20

Day 1: Friday, September 20, 2019

Home city to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Depart your home city for an overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Meals : In-flight
Day 2: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Buenos Aires

We arrive in the morning at Buenos Aires.  Upon arrival,we are meet at the airport and take a transfer to the hotel. Later, we take a half-day city tour of the highlights of Buenos Aires. The tours initial stop is the city's historic center, Plaza de Mayo. This lovely plaza has flower gardens and tall palm trees, and is the scene of many of the city's historic political events. Surrounding the plaza are colonial buildings of interest: the Casa Rosada (seat of the executive branch of the government), and the Cabildo and its historic museum, and the Metropolitan Cathedral, which holds the tomb of General Jose de San Martin, the father of Argentine independence. The tour continues down the Avenida de Mayo to the National Congress. Avenida 9 de Julio, with its 8 lanes, is the widest avenue in the world. In the middle of this avenue is the Plaza de la Republica with an Obelisk rising as a symbol of the city. It was built in 1936 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the city founding. Another landmark is the famous Colon Opera House, which brings the world's most notable singers and musicians. No tour would be complete without a visit to the picturesque La Boca district, the old port area that reflects its Italian heritage. We continue to San Telmo, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. Originally a center for immigrant settlers, it is a neighborhood of colonial houses and cobblestone streets. The area also has a lively nightlife with many restaurants, bars, and tango houses. The tour passes the developing new district of Puerto Madero, continues through Palermo with its parks, gardens, and elegant residential area, to the sophisticated district of Recoleta, where we pass the famous Recoleta Cemetery with its ornate memorials, including the tomb of Eva Peron. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3: Sunday, September 22, 2019

Buenos Aires

Today we have a morning tour of Tigre Delta.  We make our way to central Buenos Aires, where we board a boat for a river cruise to Tigre. We learn about the history of the delta as we navigate the Costanera Navigation Canal past Buenos Aires’ shoreline landmarks; we cruise along the narrower canals of the delta, and see yacht clubs, markets, and the stilted homes of local residents. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Buenos Aires on our own. This evening, enjoy dinner and Tango Show Gala Tango.  Set in a unique theatre decorated in French style, where we are transported back to the golden ages of Buenos Aires.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Monday, September 23, 2019

Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls

We transfer to the airport for a short flight to Iguazu Falls, declared a National Heritage Site by UNESCO. We take an afternoon tour of the falls on the Argentine side.  This excursion takes us on a walk to discover the upper and lower circuits and the Garganta del Diablo, one of the most beautiful sightseeing spots of the region.  End the tour with a fast boat ride into the agitated waters of Rio Iguazu to get down the Falls and observe it close up.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Iguazu Falls

Today we tour Bird’s Park, an environment bustling with exotic birds that fly freely around us, and the Brazilian side of the Falls.  Seventy percent of Iguassu Falls are located on Argentinean territory, however most of the Falls face Brazil. For this reason, it is advisable to see the Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides admire one the most magnificent spots on the planet.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Iguazu Falls to Rio de Janeiro

Today we transfer to the airport for our flight to Rio de Janeiro. After our flight, we transfer to our hotel in the famous Copacabana neighborhood. We have an afternoon tour of the Sugarloaf Mountain; named by Portuguese sailors who felt the granite monoliths resembled a traditional block of sugar. Today's Rio de Janeiro tour gives a different perspective of the city as we, along with our guide, take the cable cars to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. From the peak, the entire cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city), coastline, and Atlantic Ocean spread out below us. After descending by cable car, we experience a driving tour of Rio de Janeiro's city center to see the famous Sambadrome, the Teatro Municipal, and the modern-styled Cathedral. Please note: This half-day excursion can be arranged on any day and is a good option in the evenings to enjoy the sunset over Copacabana Beach.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Rio de Janeiro

This morning’s tour of Rio de Janeiro’s is of its most popular attraction – the 125-foot statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain, standing over Rio de Janeiro. Begin the mountain ascent in a cogwheel train through the lush Tijuca Forest, a national park and the world's largest urban forest. Arrive at the base of the statue where we truly appreciate the size of one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. The views from the observation platforms are spectacular and provide insight of how the city of Rio has grown around and up the seemingly inhospitable natural rock features along the coast. Rio spreads out below us, revealing Sugarloaf Mountain, Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches, the famous Maracana Stadium, and the luxurious Botafogo Bay. Additionally, it is impossible to ignore the favelas, Rio's hillside communities. This afternoon is free to relax on the beach, shop in Copacabana’s boutiques, or add additional activities such as boat or helicopter tours, a visit to a favela, samba lessons, etc.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Friday, September 27, 2019

Rio de Janeiro

Today is a full free day in Rio before our evening transfers to the airport for your departure flight home.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 9: Saturday, September 28, 2019

Morning arrival at your local airport.

Meals : In-flight

Included:

  • 1 tour-bus experience for the whole tour
  • Flights within South America (Buenos Aires/Iguazu Falls/Rio de Janeiro)
  • 6 Nights Hotel Accommodations in 4/5 star hotels
  • Local Hotel Taxes
  • Experienced Tour Director
  • English Speaking local guides
  • Deluxe motor coach transportation
  • Sightseeing as outlined on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sites including both sides of the Iguazu National Park
  • Round trip transfers hotels to airport
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Digital Travel App
  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary 

Not Included:

  • International flight to Buenos Aires and home from Rio de Janeiro
  • Brazil E-Visa (must be obtained prior to departure)
  • Meals not included on tour
  • Additional hotel nights or sightseeing tours not included
  • Optional Travel Protection policy - starting from $35
  • Items of a personal nature (room service, phone calls, internet, etc.)

Payment Terms::

  • $500 per person due at the time of booking
  • Final payment is due 22 June, 2019
  • Single Supplement TBA (for those with their own room)
  • This tour is based on 30 passengers traveling together to operate at the advertised price. If enrollment falls under that number an additional supplement may be requested or the tour may be canceled.  Any tour canceled for low enrollment will receive a FULL REFUND of paid deposits.