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Impressions of South America

9 Days from $3,256 per person

| Style: First Class | Pace: Leisurely

Sashay across South America on this leisurely jaunt, from the intoxicating shores of Ipanema to the thundering Iguassu Falls and sophisticated streets of Eva Pero's Buenos Aires.

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive Rio de Janeiro (3 Nights)

    Welcome to Rio! Transfer to your hotel with superb ocean views of Copacabana Beach and join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception this evening.

    Dining: Welcome Reception
    Hotel: Miramar by Windsor, Oceanview Rooms
  • Day 2: Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure

    The rhythm of Rio is yours to explore. This morning join your Travel Director to delve into the captivating contrasts of the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city). Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain, then spend the evening at leisure.

    Dining: Buffet Breakfast
  • Day 3: Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure (Continued)

    Hands outstretched, the iconic Christ the Redeemer welcomes you to the hunched outcrop of Corcovado. This afternoon is at leisure along the shores of Copacabana and Ipanema or continue exploring the rediscovered waterfront district with an optional experience. We'll learn how to mix caipirinha this evening, then indulge in a sizzling barbecue at a local churrascaria Regional Meal.

    Dining: Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
  • Day 4: Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights)

    Soak up the laid-back carioca life before you dive into culture at a local Samba School to see their preparations for Carnival Week and learn how to Samba. We fly to the magnificent Iguassu Falls where this evening, we'll enjoy dinner together at our resort.

    Dining: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    Hotel: Wish Resort, Foz do Iguassu
  • Day 5: Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and At Leisure

    Explore the UNESCO-listed Iguassu National Park with a Local Specialist, walking through the rainforest to the base of the falls before indulging in lunch at a local restaurant. Consider one of our optional experiences this afternoon, a jetboat ride to the base of the falls*.

    *Participation in this activity is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.

    Dining: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 6: Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires (3 Nights)

    Join your Local Specialist on the Argentinian side of the falls for a walk along the long catwalk suspended above the swirling waters of the Iguassu River. View the water pouring down Devil's Throat Falls, then board an open-air ecological jungle train for a different perspective of the mighty cascades. We journey to Buenos Aires.

    Dining: Buffet Breakfast
    Hotel: InterContinental Buenos Aires
  • Day 7: Buenos Aires Sightseeing and At Leisure

    Our day together is spent on a paseo through the wide boulevards of this beautiful capital in the company of a Local Specialist. This evening, linger over a delicious regional Meal of Argentine Asado and dive into culture watching talented Tango dancers.

    Dining: Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
  • Day 8: Buenos Aires At Leisure

    Get under the skin of Buenos Aires today—a full day to pursue your own interests in the 'Paris of South America.' Consider an optional trip into the countryside to a traditional estancia (ranch)—a unique opportunity to meet the local gauchos (cowboys). Tonight, we connect with locals, joining a local family in Palermo Soho for a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner of delicious family dishes.

    Dining: Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  • Day 9: Depart Buenos Aires

    Transfer to the airport for your flight home or choose to extend your stay at the InterContinental Buenos Aires.

    Dining: Buffet Breakfast

Price Includes

Meal Summary

8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners.

Included Highlights

Dive into Culture

  • Visit a Samba school to see and experience this symbol of Brazil and the important role it plays in Rio's incredible Carnival. Experience the beauty of the Tango at a traditional milonga and learn about its traditions.

Connect with Locals

  • Dine at the home of a local family in the bohemian neighborhood of Palermo Soho with its Spanish-style houses and hip attitude.

Local Specialist

  • For sightseeing on both sides of Iguassu Falls and in Buenos Aires

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires
  • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado, Iguassu Falls, Recoleta Cemetery
  • See the Teatro Colon, Copacabana Beach, the Casa Rosada
  • View Devil's Tower Falls

Dates and Prices

All dates and prices subject to change. Please see for the latest discounts and departure information for this tour.
Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
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16 Aug 19 24 Aug 19 checkmark $3,281pp AARP members save an additional $100 Request Quote Book Now
6 Sep 19 14 Sep 19 checkmark $3,331pp AARP members save an additional $100 Request Quote Book Now
20 Sep 19 28 Sep 19 checkmark $3,331pp AARP members save an additional $100 Request Quote Book Now
4 Oct 19 12 Oct 19 $3,331pp AARP members save an additional $100 Request Quote Book Now
18 Oct 19 26 Oct 19 checkmark $3,331pp AARP members save an additional $100 Request Quote Book Now
1 Nov 19 9 Nov 19 checkmark $3,331pp AARP members save an additional $100 Request Quote Book Now
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29 Nov 19 7 Dec 19 $3,256pp AARP members save an additional $100 Request Quote Book Now
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $995.

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $99 per person.

Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu Falls and Iguassu Falls-Buenos Aires and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher.

Passport: Guest passport information for flights is required at time of final payment.

AARP Members are entitled to an exclusive Member Benefit Discount on all Grand European Travel vacations. Plus receive a free travel gift!  Call Toll Free: 1-866-847-3858 for details.

Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements. Visas cannot be issued upon entry to the country.

Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Rio de Janeiro

Santa Teresa Walking Tour

Discover the charm and beauty of Santa Teresa, which originated around a convent during the 16th Century. Once home to upper-class residents, Santa Teresa is now home to many artists with studios, galleries, museums and inviting eateries. Admire the bohemian atmosphere and beautiful architecture. Learn about the history of the area as you make your way around the neighborhood with your guide. Located on a high hill overlooking Rio, you'll have a perfect view of the city and bay below. Total duration is approximately 3.5 hours. Gratuity Included. (Minimum 6 Guests)
Adult Price: $44

Visit To A Favela

Visit one of Rio de Janeiro's hillside favelas on this half-day educational tour. See the day-to-day lifestyles of locals who live in Rocinha, one of Rio’s many dense favelas. Along the way, stop at a community school where there is an opportunity to purchase handicrafts made by children. With a local expert guide, you’ll travel inside the favela, interact with locals and gain a new understanding of Brazilian society. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Gratuity included.
Adult Price: $38

Iguassu Falls

Bird Park

This family-owned park is home to more than 900 native birds from 150 species. Enjoy a self-guided walking tour along a well-marked trail through subtropical forests. Enter aviaries to get more of an up close and personal view of the birds. Total duration is approximately 2.5 hours.
Adult Price: $55

Dinner and Show at Churrascaria Rafain

Journey through South America Culture with a folkloric performance of Samba, Tango and Paraguayan Music while enjoying at traditional Brazilian barbecue dinner. Total duration is approximately 5 hours. Gratuity Included (No Minimum)
Adult Price: $120

Buenos Aires

Fiesta Gaucha With BBQ Lunch

Enjoy a great day as you head out into the pampas to visit an authentic 3,000-acre working estancia (Argentinean ranch) that dates back to the late 19th century. A BBQ will be served family style by Gauchos. Enjoy activities throughout the day including a folklore show, carriage rides and horse demonstrations. Total duration is approximately 7 hours. (For Private Trafalgar Transportation, a Minimum of 15 Guests is Required.)
Adult Price: $170

Tigre Delta

Head to the northern outskirts of Buenos Aires to the lush countryside of the Tigre Delta on this outing. This area is a popular weekend getaway for Buenos Aires residents. The delta features pretty scenery, lovely summer residences, relaxing vibe, yachting and a chance to see another way of Argentine life. Your tour includes a cruise on the delta and if you are visiting on Saturdays, you can stroll through the local outdoor market. Total duration is approximately 4 hours.
Adult Price: $74