Tailor Made Rio de Janeiro Tours

Vibrant, tropical, and cutting edge, Rio de Janeiro is one of South America’s brightest gems. Surrounded by lush mountains and ringed by powder white beaches, Rio’s natural setting can’t be beat. Add this to the city’s vibrant party culture and you have one of the most alluring destinations on the planet. These South America tour packages all include a Rio de Janeiro tour.

6 Day Rio & Iguazu Falls Tour

3 nights in Rio de Janeiro, 2 nights in Iguazu

This irresistible 6 Day Rio & Iguazu Falls Tour showcases two of Brazil’s most exciting and spectacular destinations. You’ll take in the sights of vibrant Rio, with visits to Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain, then head to the largest waterfalls system in the world, the Iguazu Falls, on the border of Brazil and Argentina. Explore the falls from both sides of the border, for the best panoramic views and up-close-and-personal experience before heading home.

8 Day Rio & Buenos Aires Tour

3 nights in Rio de Janeiro, 1 night in Iguazu, 3 nights in Buenos Aires

Discover the delights of two of South America’s most vibrant and soulful cities: Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. This eight-day Rio and Buenos Aires Tour connects the two cities with a stop at the majestic Iguazu Falls, where you’ll spend two days exploring the natural wonders of the world’s largest waterfalls system. In Rio you’ll visit Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain, and in Buenos Aires, you’ll take in a city tour and an authentic tango, music and dinner evening.

12 Day South America Highlights Tour

1 night in Lima, 2 nights in Cuzco, 1 night in Machu Picchu town, 3 nights in Buenos Aires, 1 night in Iguazu, 3 nights in Rio de Janeiro

On this 12-Day South America Highlights Tour, you’ll encounter three New Wonders of the World: Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Machu Picchu in Peru. You’ll also visit Cuzco, Buenos Aires and the Sacred Valley, the beating heart of the Incan Empire. This tour balances fascinating excursions with free time at key destinations to explore at your leisure. And we’ll take care of you every step of the way and accommodate you in comfort and luxury for the duration.

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Dance the night away in Rio, Buenos Aires and Cusco

Dance the night away in Rio, Buenos Aires and Cusco

Everywhere you go in South America – from the steaming Andes to the towering Andes; bustling metropolises to tiny villages – you’ll hear music playing. And when there’s music, dancing is sure to follow. Read on to find out more about three of South America’s best dance destinations: Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Cusco.
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The Cidade Maravilhosa in glorious HD

The Cidade Maravilhosa in glorious HD

Making a stop-motion film that does Rio justice is no mean feat, but these guys have done it with knobs on! Brazil is going through a difficult time at the moment. The move to impeach president Dilma Rousseff is making international headlines; the economy is suffering a prolonged slump and there's doubt as to whether some of the infrastructure required to host the Olympic Games will be ready on time. But the fact remains that on August 5 2016 the eyes of the world will turn to Rio de Janeiro, the Cidade Maravilhosa or Marvelous City. The only way to truly experience Rio is to visit for yourself. But this incredible video from Brazilian film-making collective MOOV is the next best thing. Watch, enjoy and start making travel plans... Time of Rio - Copyright MOOV Films, 2013
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The 5 best views in South America

The 5 best views in South America

South America is a beautiful, varied and rugged continent which tugs at emotions and heartstrings like no other. Its landmass encompasses beaches, jungles, pampas and glaciers and its people live in everything from skyscrapers to adobe huts. There’s a Kodak moment around every corner in South America, so picking the 5 best views on the continent is sure to polarise opinion and elicit debate. We’re serious about South America and we know you are too, so here goes! Comments welcome… Pao de Acucar, Brazil Picture: Mark Goble We always knew at least one Rio de Janeiro view would make it onto this list, and we had a tricky time choosing between Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) and Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf). The Sugarloaf is one of several granite monoliths which sprouts from the coastline of this iconic city, but it is definitely the most instantly recognisable. Its name was coined in the 16th century due to the mountain’s resemblance to the conical moulds sugar was pressed into …
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