Falls

Fantastic tour between two of South America's most iconic cities

On this tour you will get the opportunity to visit the big cities of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, explore the beautiful Iguassu Falls, and even experience the Ukrainian influences in the smaller villages.

Discover the culinary delights that result from the melding of cultures, take in unique creatures and foliage not found anywhere else in the world, and also fit in some much needed time to relax.

This is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime, one-of-a-kind tour that you won't see being offered anywhere else and you do not want to miss it!

Trip Details

16 days/15 nights | Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires

Service Level: Prestige learn more

Our Prestige tours offer a little more TLC than our Signature tours to make your vacation as relaxed and enjoyable as possible.

  • Escorted flights (from Edmonton) – Other city pick-ups are available
  • Meet and Greet prior to departure
  • A combination of 4 star hotels and character-rich accommodations
  • 2 meals provided per day plus snacks
  • All land transportation
  • High quality bus with air conditioning
  • Cobblestone host and fully translated local guides
  • Entrance fees & admissions for included sightseeing & cultural events
  • Special events exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway Travellers

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OPTIONAL Pre-tour Carnival add-on. The Carnival is one of the world’s top must-visit events, so why not seize the opportunity and experience all the festivities, while you’re in South America! March 1-6 . Welcome to the dance paradise on earth! Will take you to the ‘Parade of Champions’ – an all starts show down! You’ll the top 5 Samba Schools and the Winner of the 2017 Parade repeat their best performances in the Sambordomo! Before the tour starts, you can also choose from a variety of optional activities and tours, or, alternatively relax and catch some sun!
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1-3
Experience the post-Carnival party vibes! Pose arms outstretched with Christ the redeemer and scale the Sugarloaf Mountain for infinite beach views. Listen to live samba and bossanova on the street and cap it all off by enjoying a caipirinha at sunset on the Copacobana.
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4-6
Visit Brazil’s Ukrainian hubs and dine with locals on some traditional Brazilian BBQ with a Ukrainian twist! See the golden church domes dotting the jungle canopies and experience the blending of Brazilian and Ukrainian culture through food, dance, and folk tradition!
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7-8
Visit a local Bird Park and spot the vibrant wildlife. Be amazed by vivid colors and beautiful sounds of this place. Explore the red earth and green canopies of the semi-tropical environment of the Iguazu Falls. On foot, by boat, by car – we’ll explore Iguazu Falls from every angle possible! It truly is an unforgettable experience! Experience live drumming, latin music and wonderful dancing on a Latin folk show, all while filling your belly with the delicious cuisine.
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9-11
On the way to Posadas you’ll visit the Ruins of St. Ignacius, one of the best-preserved Jesuit missions that is designated a UNESCO world heritage site. While in Posadas you can take in all of the sights on a city tour such as La Iglesia Catedral de Posadas. You’ll also go on a day trip to Obera which is known for its European influences.
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12-16
Visit Buenos Aires to see the vibrant neighbourhoods and cultural whirlwind of Latin and Ukrainian flavors bursting at the seams! Explore the parks and plazas with an optional river cruise on the Tigre Delta. Enjoy a delicios Argentine dinner while watching a thrilling and interactive tango show. Sadly, it’s time to depart home or onto other exciting destinations!
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Highlights

Experience the big cities of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, but also get the full Cobblestone experience by visiting Brazil’s Ukrainian hubs in Curitiba and Prudentopolis!

See the beautiful Iguassu Falls, explore the jungle, and wrap up your evenings Ukrainian style with a few zabavas!

VIDEO BLOG: Dive into South American culture with a trip to Brazil and Argentina

Cobblestone Freeway Tours founder Vincent Rees is leading a culturally immersive experience to sunny South America in February, 2018. Experience the big cities of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, but also get the full Cobblestone experience by visiting Brazil's Ukrainian hubs in Curitiba and Prudentopolis!

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Departure Dates

2018

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Your Trip Will Include:

  • Full time Cobblestone tour host & translator
  • Experienced city tour guides
  • 2 meals a day, plus snacks
  • 3 or 4 star hotels & character rich accommodations
  • All land transportation
  • Interaction with local artists, craftsmen & performers
  • Entrance fees & admissions for included sightseeing & cultural events
  • Flight escorted from Edmonton
  • Pre-tour Meet & Greet in Edmonton or other cities if group is going
  • Special events exclusively for Cobblestone Freeway Travellers
  • Optional Add-On: Start your trip early and attend Carnival or the Champion's Parade!
  • Optional Add-On: Visit Uruguay!
  • Optional Add-On: Extend your trip
  • Optional Add-On: Attend a show or performance

Land Package per person from:

$3,840 usd

Flight escorted (from Edmonton, Canada)

Flight Packages

We are happy to help you with flight details and arrangements.

Please contact us to book or receive more information.

Single Supplement - $500 USD

Cobblestone Travellers Say:

I have travelled the world, and this is the best tour I have ever been on! Thank you! Thank you!

Kurt Davie

HOST: Vincent Rees

Vincent Rees has been a prolific dancer, director, choreographer and connoisseur of Ukrainian dance, art and culture for many years. Raised in Victoria BC, Vincent moved to Edmonton in 1992 to join the world renowned Ukrainian Shumka Dancers. With Shumka, Vincent had the great opportunity of performing across Canada as a cast member of “Absolutely Shumka”, “Shumka’s Cinderella” and “The Nutcracker” with the Kyiv Ballet of Ukraine and Shumka.

He has traveled most of eastern Europe, and South America. Vince created Cobblestone Freeway as a way to combine his passion for culture and travel.

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