Seabourn Journey — UNESCO South America: Rio, Iguazú Falls & Buenos Aires

Two of South America’s most captivating cities bookend this spectacular Journey. Rio de Janeiro’s dramatic setting and vibrant culture are unmistakable, while Buenos Aires’s sophistication and cosmopolitan charm are reminiscent of European capitals. Spanning the border between Brazil and Argentina, the immense Iguazú Falls is a bi-national UNESCO World Heritage natural wonder.

Pre-Cruise Itinerary Overview (6 days, 5 nights):

DAY ONE Arriving in Rio de Janeiro, pass the lush Tijuca Rainforest Park crowned by the statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Peak on your way to your hotel on famous Copacabana Beach. Meals: D
Hotel: Belmond Copacabana Palace

DAY TWO After breakfast, see the Cidade Maravilhosa from the height of Corcovado beside the Cristo Redentor statue. Then ascend the iconic Sugar Loaf peak in the Urca District by cable car for awe-inspiring views with lunch at Clube Gourmet. Meals: B/L/D
Hotel: Belmond Copacabana Palace

DAY THREE After breakfast, fly to Iguazú Falls and experience the earth-shaking roar and the rainbows dancing in mists from a suspended walkway on the Brazilian side. Take a helicopter ride and enjoy dinner under a mighty tree. Meals: B/L/D
Hotel: Belmond Hotel das Cataratas – Brazil

DAY FOUR After breakfast, tour the Argentinian side of the falls all day, from a pair of walkways over the impressive Devil’s Gorge cascade, with lunch at Sheraton Hotel. Later, fly to Buenos Aires and enjoy dinner at a top Argentine steakhouse. Meals: B/L/D
Hotel: Four Seasons Buenos Aires

DAY FIVE After breakfast, in Buenos Aires, see the Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo and colorful La Boca, includes lunch. Visit “Evita” Peron’s monument in La Recoleta cemetery. Tonight, have a tango lesson at the legendary Café de los Angelitos. Meals: B/L/D
Hotel: Four Seasons Buenos Aires

DAY SIX After breakfast at the hotel and a morning at leisure in the pleasant neighborhood, transfer to the port for embarkation. Meals: B

Post-Cruise Itinerary Overview (6 days, 5 nights):

DAY ONE Disembark ship. Full day tour of Buenos Aires with lunch, see the Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo and colorful La Boca, includes lunch. Visit “Evita” Peron’s monument in La Recoleta cemetery. Meals: L/D
Hotel: Four Seasons Buenos Aires

DAY TWO Spend the morning at leisure, followed by tango dancing lesson at the legendary Café de los Angelitos. Meals: B/L/D
Hotel: Four Seasons Buenos Aires

DAY THREE Fly to Iguazú Falls and experience the earth-shaking roar and the rainbows dancing in mists from a suspended walkway on the Argentinian side. Meals: B/L/D
Hotel: Belmond Hotel das Cataratas – Brazil

DAY FOUR After breakfast, Half Day Tour of Brazil Falls and Helicopter tour. Flight from Iguazú Falls to Rio de Janeiro. Meals: B/L/D
Hotel: Belmond Copacabana Palace

DAY FIVE After breakfast, see highlights of Rio including the Cidade Maravilhosa from the height of Corcovado beside the Cristo Redentor statue. Then ascend the iconic Sugar Loaf peak in the Urca District by cable car for awe-inspiring views with lunch at Clube Gourmet. Evening at leisure. Meals: B/L/D
Hotel: Belmond Copacabana Palace

DAY SIX After breakfast, transfer from hotel to airport Meals: B