Road to Rio Group Tour

From Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Small Group Tours
View Similar Tours

Tour Description

With an experienced guide at the helm and a group of like-minded adventurers, our small-group tour from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls and then to Rio promises to deliver a unique South American adventure. Combining the best of Argentina and Brazil, over 9 exceptional travel days, this small-group tour is just the ticket if you’re short on time but BIG on wishes. Start your journey with a few days’ meandering in exciting Buenos Aires, get totally drenched under the overwhelming force of Iguazu Falls and cap off your week in buzzy Rio de Janeiro, where world-class beaches, sensational landscapes and vibrant culture captivate all who visit.

Iguazu Falls is the ideal connection point for Argentina tours and Brazil holidays – making this 9-day small-group tour a perfect itinerary, combining both country’s prime nature and vibrant culture in one fell swoop. The tour includes an English-speaking experienced guide, 8 night’s accommodation, internal flights and fascinating excursions in all three points of interest. All the excitement and awe-inspiring discoveries and none of the hassle of self-planned vacations. Just head on over for our 9-day Road to Rio Group Tour, and all you have to do is sit back and soak it all up. 


Viva's Best Bits...

Experience Buenos Aires with a tango show, and try authentic cuisine with a food tour in a local neighbourhood.

"Visit Iguazu Falls, one of the natural wonders of South America - A must do when in Iguazu, is the Great Adventure Boat Ride, so ask to add this on – and be prepared to get wet!" Emma, Team Viva

Spend the day at Copacabana Beach, one of the most famous and vibrant beaches in the world, and watch the sun go down from the top of Sugarloaf mountain.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Buenos Aires

On arrival into Buenos Aires you will be met and transferred to your hotel
Welcome to Buenos Aires, known as the “Paris of the South” due to its European atmosphere with glamorous avenues lined with fashionable shops and Parisian-style restaurants and cafes.
Tonight there will be a pre departure welcome meeting and a welcome dinner with the group.
Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 2
Buenos Aires

A tour of Buenos Aires serves as a great introduction to this incredible city giving you a taste of its fascinating history, architecture, culture, inhabitants, anecdotes, and secrets.This evening enjoy an intimate & passionate tango show, housed in a cosy wood-panelled 19th century building in the heart of Buenos Aires historic center. Dinner included.
Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 3
Buenos Aires

Guided walking tour through Palermo discovering the history of the Argentinean food scene. The tour consists of 2-3 hours walking and stopping to taste the most iconic dishes. The food tour is a unique opportunity to experience the authentic neighbourhood of Palermo through its delicious food while listening to stories about its fascinating history. Includes: 5 stop in 5 different food shops or restaurants, including a meal in a premium steak house in Palermo. There are more than 30 different tastings, making this an awesome food experience!

OPTIONAL EXCURSION – This evening you may want to go watch the famous La Bomba de Tiempo show. A live concert of collaborating percussionist who perform improvised, powerful rhythmic music. Let your guide know a day before so tickets can be arranged in advance.
Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 4
Buenos Aires Iguazu

Today we depart Buenos Aires & fly to Iguazu Falls. Transfers & flights included. The spectacular Iguazu Falls that straddle the Argentine-Brazil border, are made up of 275 individual waterfalls lining a 2.7km wide horseshoe-shaped gorge.
Overnight in Iguazu, Brazil

Day 5

After an early morning pick up from your hotel, we travel to the Argentinean side of the Iguazu Falls. Beginning at the visitor’s centre, we take a ride on the Rainforest Ecological train before exploring the upper and lower circuit footbridges. The footbridges, which are raised off the jungle floor, provide panoramic views from above and below the falls. A visit to Devil’s Gorge arguably the most spectacular falls, is one of the day’s highlights.
Overnight in Iguazu, Brazil

Day 6
Iguazu Rio de Janeiro

Today we see the falls from the Brazilian side of the border. After arriving at the visitor center, we board buses for a tour of the park. Equipped with panoramic windows, the buses are designed to maximize your views of the falls, while the walkways and steps allow you to get up close to the spray.
Following your tour of the falls, we will head to the Bird Park. Wonder through the 12 acres of subtropical forest to see many native species of birds in their natural habitat.
Transfer to the Airport for your flight to Rio. Upon arrival in to Rio you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Rio

Day 7
Rio de Janeiro

An early start this morning aiming to beat the crowds. Starting at the bottom of Corcovado Hill, where you will ascend the mountain by vehicle. Climbing 4km through the world’s largest urban national park, the Tijuca Forest, you will arrive at the statue of Christ the Redeemer. After some time with the panoramic views, the tour continues via the bohemian neighbourhood of Lapa and its famous arches en route to Copacabana. You will have a traditional Brazilian BBQ lunch before visiting the famous Sugarloaf with views across the entire city, where we have some drinks and will enjoy the sunset.
Overnight in Rio

Day 8
Rio de Janeiro

Today is a free day for you to relax on one of Rio’s famous beaches such as Ipanema or Copacabana, or explore the city further at your leisure. We have a great selection of optional day tours. Please ask for more details.
In the evening we enjoy a traditional Brazilian dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Rio

Day 9
Rio de Janeiro Depart

You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport for your outward flight.

MORE TIME? - add on Paraty or Ilha Grande!

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 8 nights nights accommodation in standard hotels
  • Included Copy 31 Single supplement for single room is 25% of the total tour cost.
  • Included Copy 20 8 Breakfast, 3 Lunches & 3 Dinners
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Internal flights within South America on LATAM Airpass
  • Included Copy 20 Fully Escorted within South America (Buenos Aires to Rio) for groups with 10 or more passengers
  • Included Copy 20 Departures 9 passengers or less, will include services of our Local English Speaking Guides
  • Included Copy 20 All Tours with local English speaking guide
  • Included Copy 20 All Airport transfers
  • Included Copy 20 All entrance fees, national park fees on all day tours
  • Included Copy 7 Iguazu Tourist Tax payable locally only ARS50 (USD3.40), Gratuities, Laundry, Drinks
  • Included Copy 7 International Flights Not Included
  • Included Copy 7 NOTE: Internal flights are on LATAM Airpass. Surcharge applies if International is not LATAM
Land, Air, Ship, Train ...


  • Included Buenos Aires experiences: - Half Day City Tour, Food Tour, Dinner & Tango Show
  • Included Iguazu Experienes: Full Day Argentina Falls, Half Day Brazil Falls & Bird Park
  • Included Rio Experiences: Full Day Corcovado & Sugarloaf with Sunset Drinks
  • Included Small group guided tour
Click here for dates & prices

9 days

Price from


Select Date