Buenos Aires Getaway with Iguassu Falls and Rio de Janeiro (ILBD)

9 Day Package from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro

Monograms has created all-in-one packages a cut above going on your own, while leaving the group behind. Each package comes with hand-selected hotels, plus "they really do that?" service of a Monograms Local Host®-a local expert available throughout your stay. We've arranged sightseeing, exclusive to Monograms guests, complete with VIP access into some of the most incredible attractions (that means you skip the lines). We've arranged transportation and we offer a selection of special excursions. With Monograms, you travel in style independently without going it alone.


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

In Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls, & Rio de Janeiro

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast daily

Sightseeing & Activities

Private guided sightseeing with your Local Host as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2019

DAY
1
ARRIVE BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Arrive in Buenos Aires, the “Paris of South America,” where you will be met by your Local Host. This cosmopolitan city is constantly aglow with European-influenced culture, vibrant sounds and colors, and a distinctly Latin vibe.

DAY
2
BUENOS AIRES

After breakfast, your PRIVATE CITY TOUR takes you along the widest avenue in the world to see the Colon Theatre, the pride of Buenos Aires. You’ll also visit the Avenida de Mayo and Plaza de Mayo, surrounded by La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House), and the Cabildo, which was the first City Hall. Visit the Metropolitan CATHEDRAL, which houses San Martin’s Mausoleum. Continue to the oldest district in Buenos Aires, San Telmo, then stop by colorful La Boca and Palermo. Finish your city tour with a visit to RECOLETA CEMETERY, burial site of Eva Peron and a highlight of the city. This evening, you may opt to enjoy dinner and a traditional Tango show—Argentina’s most sensual dance.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
3
BUENOS AIRES

Today is free to explore this extraordinary city. Consider an optional excursion to visit a traditional estancia (ranch) to experience the lifestyle of the gauchos, or cruise down the Tigre River surrounded by beautiful landscapes and impressive homes.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
4
BUENOS AIRES–IGUASSA FALLS

Welcome to Iguassu Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. Upon arrival, you will be met by your Local Host who will take you on a PRIVATE TOUR of the Brazilian side of the FALLS to see the mammoth series of 275 waterfalls cascading over a precipice almost two miles wide and 250 feet deep. Walk into Devil’s Throat Canyon, where the clouds of mist, thundering roar, and 180-degree rainbows surround you—an unforgettable experience!

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
5
IGUASSA FALLS

Today, with your Local Host, cross the border for a PRIVATE TOUR of the Argentine side of the FALLS. Begin with a short ride on the open-air ECOLOGICAL JUNGLE TRAIN through the rainforest. A series of boardwalks takes you above the falls to see the water crashing down into the Devil’s Throat. Your afternoon is free to explore, or you may opt to visit the Bird Park, home to many species of indigenous birds as well as flora from the area.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
6
IGUASSA FALLS–RIO DE JANEIRO

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro! Upon arrival, you will be met by your Local Host, who will transfer you to your hotel and have pointers for your free time exploration..

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
7
RIO DE JANEIRO

Today, your PRIVATE TOUR takes you to the Cosme Velho district, where you board a cog-wheel train that will take you through the lush tropical vegetation of Tijuca Forest to the top of CORCOVADO Mountain. This rounded peak rising 2,300 feet from the bay is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and home to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree panorama, which affords sweeping views of the city and beaches below. The afternoon and evening are at leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
8
RIO DE JANEIRO

Enjoy a full day at leisure. Your Local Host will suggest an optional Jeep tour to the rainforest in the middle of the city, Tijuca National Park, and its bird sanctuary. This afternoon, you may elect to discover historic Petropolis, a mountain resort and site of the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II, or take an optional excursion to visit iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
9
RIO DE JANEIRO

Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

Transportation

As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary and private airport transfers to/from intra-vacation flights; intra-vacation flights not included.

Included Hotels

Buenos Aires
Iguassu Falls
Rio de Janeiro

Pulitzer Hotel

Maipu 907
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

The Pulitzer Buenos Aires is an innovative concept. This "Grand Boutique" hotel, combines personal hospitality, attentive service and contemporary, light-filled interiors which stand out for their originality and distinctive atmosphere. Clean lines, comfort, and superior amenities and service will make your stay in Buenos Aires unforgettable.

Location & Highlights

Hotel Pulitzer Buenos Aires is situated at 907 Calle Maipú, a well-known street in the nerve center of Buenos Aires' downtown, just a stone's throw from some of the city's most charismatic sights.

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Voicemail
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Window Opens

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Currency Exchange
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Buenos Aires
Iguassu Falls
Rio de Janeiro

Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta

Posadas 1232
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Check-in - 13:00
Check-out - 12:00

Situated in the beautiful Recoleta district, this hotel combines European sophistication with the warmth of Argentinean tradition. This home away from home features a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, 24-hour room service, health club, pool, and courtyard.

Location & Highlights

Located in one of the most elegant neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, the Recoleta district, the hotel is within walking distance of shops, museums, restaurants, and the famous Recoleta Cemetery.

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Coffee Maker
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • ATM
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
The hotel's 175 warm and spacious rooms feature classic and elegant décor with views of the bustling city of Buenos Aires.

Sheraton Libertador

Ave Cordoba Y Maipu 680
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

The Libertador is close to shopping and nightlife. The Skyline Pool & Health Club is a highlight of the deluxe facility. The top floor offers spectacular views of the city.

Location & Highlights

The Libertador is located in the heart of Buenos Aires, close to shopping and nightlife.

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Room Service
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • Climate Control
  • Smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Pay Movies
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
Renovations have transformed each room into a tranquil and beautiful space. These contemporary rooms offer luxurious linens and beautiful city views along with the comforts of modern living.

Activities & Excursions

The following activities & excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Activities and Excursions are available for purchase on our MyMonograms site as soon as initial deposit or payment is received.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Buenos Aires
Iguassu Falls
Rio de Janeiro

Buenos Aires

Museums Tour

During this tour you will have the chance to visit your choice of two of the most outstanding art museums in Buenos Aires. Choose between the National Museum of Fine Art, the Museo Isaac Fernandez Blanco, the Modern Art Museum, and the Museum of Latin American Art.

Price Range: $$$

Dinner & Tango Show

Enjoy dinner followed by a traditional Argentinian tango show at El Viejo Almacen founded in 1969.

Price Range: $$

Argentina Experience Culinary Tour

Enjoy this introduction to the best of Argentine cuisine and culture with an international team of guides that will spoil you and take you through every step of this culinary journey. Learn how to cook some traditional Argentine specialties and sample some famous wines from the country,

Price Range: $$$

Tigre & Delta Cruise

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the innumerable channels of the Tigre Delta to see some of the hundreds of islands just outside of Buenos Aires.

Price Range: $$

Iguassu Falls

Bird Park

The Bird Park near Iguassu Falls offers visitors the opportunity to see indigenous birds up close is their native rain forest environment.

Price Range: $$

Rio de Janeiro

Petropolis

Visit the 'Imperial City of Petropolis' outside of Rio in the Atlantic Rain Forest to visit the summer palace of former Emperor Pedro II of Brazil.

Price Range: $$

Panoramic City Tour & Visit to Sugar Loaf Mountain

Enjoy a panoramic tour of downtown Rio passing by the Sambodrome where Rio's famous carnival parades take place and stopping at the Metropolitan Cathedral. You will also take the cable cars up to see Sugar Loaf Mountain and its splendid views of Rio's beaches and more.

Price Range: $$

Insider

Buenos Aires
Iguassu Falls
Rio de Janeiro

Buenos Aires

Meet Julia Elena Buonaventura, one of your Local Hosts in Buenos Aires, ArgentinaMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Buenos Aires. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Buenos Aires and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Buenos Aires insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet Julia, a Local Host®

Born in Buenos Aires but having grown up under a very strong European influence, my father’s profession obliged the whole family to live in different countries. This provided me the opportunity to study foreign languages and at the same time be in touch with a wide variety of cultures, which has fostered my love of nature and especially people. This passion, together with a strong service vocation, made me embrace the tour guide profession, with which I’ve been involved since I was almost a teenager. I love the city where I was born, its wide avenues and parks, its cultural life, and every single corner where I can find even a simple story and share it with those that pass by throughout my daily life. From my point of view, Buenos Aires has everything, and everything here deserves to be seen and shared.

El Niño Bien

There are many tango shows for tourists in Buenos Aires, but this tango salon is where the locals go to strut their stuff. Have fun observing this graceful dance, but don’t be surprised if an instructor tries to coax you onto the floor. Note that this is not a Tango show, but a Milonga salon where local people go to dance and drink. Note: open from midnight and not all days of the week!

Museo Evita

You can stand before the Casada Rosada and see the balcony where Evita addressed her fans, and you can see the tomb where she was laid to rest in the beautiful Recoleta Cemetery. But to truly understand this controversial woman, visit the Museo Evita where her life story is told through her personal objects.

San Telmo Antiques Fair

Held every Sunday in Plaza Dorrego, this outdoor market is full of small antiques and crafts. Normally free live music and tango dancing complete the experience. The market does not take place when it’s raining.

Alvear Palace

Located in the exclusive Recoleta district of Buenos Aires, the Alvear Palace is one of the most luxurious hotels in South America. Step into the Lobby Bar to admire the elegant surroundings while you relax with a cocktail. Perhaps enjoy a selection from their extensive cognac and whiskey list.

Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Palacio Duhau

Located in the exclusive Recoleta district of Buenos Aires, this hotel opened its doors in 2006. The original building was the residence of the wealthy Duhau Family and was constructed with imported material from Europe. The combined old and new architecture is connected with magnificent terrace gardens. You may enter from Alvear Street or Posadas Street.

Cabaña Las Lilas

The average citizen in Argentina consumes 130 pounds of beef per year. If you want to fit in with everyone from local residents to government VIPs, head to this famous steakhouse dating back to 1905. Known worldwide, Cabaña Las Lilas serves the nation’s specialty like no one else. Every night, local and international leading figures of the 20th century flocked to La Cabana—the place to be seen—to enjoy its famous atmosphere and to sample some of the world’s finest beef. Now, it has relocated to Buenos Aires’ fashionable Recoleta area amid many boutiques, 5-star hotels, and beautiful gardens. The restaurant’s original interior has been lovingly recreated with Gaucho-style, large, open fireplaces and many original design details, including heavy-iron ornaments, leather, and burnished-copper utensils.

La Bourgogne

Taste Jean Paul Bondoux’s haute cuisine in Buenos Aires! La Bourgogne is a kind of gastronomic mecca for gourmets. It offers light meals of fish and beef during the day and the symphony of his creations in French regional specialties during the evenings. There is also the famous boutique of delicatessen products, including top cheeses, on the premises. It is open from Monday to Saturday, mid-day and evenings.

Gran Café Tortoni

Whether you make it to a performance at the majestic Teatro Colón or not, you’ll want to visit its equally famous Gran Café Tortoni. Sink into one of the red leather chairs, order the sidra, its signature alcoholic cider, and enjoy the 19th-century décor like Albert Einstein and Josephine Baker once did.

Belgrano

If you’re looking for a Buenos Aires neighborhood off the beaten path, look no further than the Chinatown located here. Considering most locals don’t even know it exists, you won’t bump into any tourists while exploring its shops and restaurants.

Calle Florida

Shopping in the “Paris of the South” is a delight, and you won’t be disappointed with the shops and boutiques here. Exquisite leather shops line Calle Florida, and many will custom-make something for you during your visit.

Calle Báez (Las Cañitas—Belgrano District)

Buenos Aires is known for its nightlife and whether you want dinner, drinks, dancing, or all three, you’ll find plenty of hot spots on this street.

Palacio Barolo

This odd-looking building, once the tallest in South America, has just recently been opened to the public. It offers sweeping views of the city from its unusual tower.

Palermo Soho & Palermo Hollywood

Don’t miss the trendy neighborhoods with excellent designer shops, cafés, and restaurants. They are recommended during the day and evening!

Iguassu Falls

Meet Nuxa Areias, one of your Local Hosts in Iguassu Falls, BrazilMonograms provides traveler’s access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Iguassu Falls. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Iguassu Falls and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Iguassu Falls insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

My name is Nuxa. Despite living in Iguassu for over 32 years, I was born in Angola and after the war I moved with my parents to live in a few countries before arriving in this beautiful place at the age of 12. Here, I did most of my studies and earned a Degree in Letters, becoming a teacher but realized that my passion was nature and that's how I became a guide. I feel that I have one of the best jobs in the world because I work in one of the most beautiful places in the world and my clients are people interested in nature and are concerned about the environment and the planet.

Bird Park

Located near the entrance of Iguassu National Park, the Bird Park has more than 300 species of birds and was constructed with the intention of offering ideal breeding conditions for birds. Rare and colorful birds fly in the huge aviaries, which have been built to blend in with the humid subtropical forest. Visitors are able to enter these aviaries and view the birds at close quarters. They will also see alligators, anacondas, pythons, marmosets, and butterflies. At present, the Bird Park is the largest in Latin America and is internationally recognized. It is open daily from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Itaipu Dam

A joint venture between Brazil and Paraguay, the Itaipu Dam is responsible for 20% of the energy consumed in Brazil and 90% in Paraguay. Located approximately 30 minutes from Iguassu, the Dam is five miles wide and 600 feet high. It is considered second in generating capacity behind the Three Gorges Dam in China. Since it was opened for visitation in 1977, the Itaipu Dam has been visited by 10 million people from over 165 countries.

Casino Iguazu Argentina

Venture to Casino Iguazu to play some roulette, black jack, poker, baccarat, or slot machines. Or maybe just enjoy its beautiful restaurant serving international dishes. Don’t forget to bring your passport, as you will need it to enter.

Rio de Janeiro

Meet Bruno Mattos Linhares, one of your Local Hosts in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Rio de Janeiro. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Rio de Janeiro and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Rio de Janeiro insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

My name is Bruno Mattos Linhares Junior, but everybody calls me Bruno. I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In spite of my extensive travelling, as a typical carioca, it is in Rio that I feel really at home: I need its sea, mountains, sun, breeze, light, architecture, and above all, its people. I have degrees in Civil Engineering, Philosophy and Theology, all of which haveadded to my interest in Arts, Geography, History and Tour Guide certification, and they all support my work as a Local Host. In fact, it is in my work as a host that I see everything coming together in my future!

Forte do Leme

A 20-minute walk to the top of this fort on Leme Beach leads you to one of Rio’s best-kept secrets. Take in the 360-degree views of Copacabana and Guanabara Bay while sagui monkeys dart around.

Rio Scenarium

Housed in a renovated warehouse that was once an antique store, this bar in the hip Lapa neighborhood is considered to be the most beautiful in Rio.

Aprazível

Chef Ana Castilho hosted a community event at her home in 1996 and never closed the door. Her Brazilian-fare restaurant takes up several rooms in her charming home and trickles out into the garden, where you can enjoy views of downtown Rio.

Rua da Carioca

The berimbau, a wooden string instrument, is one of the most popular Brazilian souvenirs. Rua da Carioca, dubbed “Music Row” due to its numerous music shops, is the perfect place to purchase one.

Tijuca National Park

For a break from the city, take a walk through this lush rainforest with 30 waterfalls and over 300 plant species.

São Conrado Beach

While the tourists flock to Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, head to this secluded beach for a little more space and beautiful mountain scenery. It’s also fun to watch the hang gliders descend to the landing strip here.

Old Rio

Admire the colonial architecture and baroque churches before hitting the Uruguaiana Shopping District for local treasures. The soft Brazilian cotton is extremely popular.

Santa Teresa

For a break from the glitzy and hedonistic side of Rio, take the streetcar to this charming, authentic village. Colonial houses have been converted to small inns and art studios, and the women are more likely to be in peasant skirts than halter tops.

Misiones Province Jesuit ruins

Most people stop at breathtaking Iguassu Falls on their way from Rio to Buenos Aires, but don’t just visit the amazing waterfall. The Misiones Province area has much to offer, including the 17th-century Jesuit ruins.

Colombo Tea House

If you want to travel back through time and eat in the past, then Colombo is the place for you. This magnificent Continental café has changed little since opening on September 17th, 1894, and it retains an air of restful elegance on its upstairs restaurant balcony.

Botanical Garden

Enjoy a paradise of plants and trees from the four corners of the earth. Founded in 1808, it spreads over an area of approximately 340 acres. It has over 5,000 species of plants, including the impressive Imperial Palms planted in 1842.

Barra Da Tijuca

Rio’s longest beach, it stretches over 18km along Av. Sernambetiba. A hot spot on the beach is the area around the Barraca do Pepê, a bar named for a famous Brazilian hang glider who died competing outside Brazil.

Recreio Dos Bandeirantes

This is a charming 2km long inlet at the end of Sernambetiba Ave. Sheltered by a large rock, Recreio is safe for swimming.

Prainha

A secluded sandy strip 700 meters long, Prainha is a surfer’s beach. It is an Environmental Protected Area.

Grumari

Enjoy the reddish sand in an unspoiled setting. The sea is often rough here. It is also an Environmental Protected Area.

Burle Marx

Out beyond Barra, the vegetation is almost virgin. If you have time, visit Prainha and Grumari beaches—much loved by the surfers. The vegetation is protected, and building is not permitted. Nearby is the estate where the famous landscape artist, Burle Marx, lived. This is open to visitors and is perfect for an ecological/photographic safari. It contains plants from all over the world, though the emphasis is on wonderful examples of Brazilian flora.

Open Fairs

There are open fairs, such as the Hippie Fair in Praça and General Osório in Ipanema, where all sorts of handcrafts, art, and leather goods can be found. At the Babilônia Feira Hype (in the Jockey Club in Gávea), every fortnight the booths are loaded with clothes—mainly for the young. A typically Brazilian event is the open street market—selling fruit and vegetables—which moves around from borough to borough, so a little local knowledge is needed to know when one is operating near your hotel. The show of fruit and greens is spectacular, and prices are reasonable.

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