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Explore the South American Triangle – Rio, Buenos Aires and Iguassu Falls

9-day guided vacation, from $1,995* per person, departures year-round


  • AAA Members save $100 per person on accommodation packages of 7 nights when booking two or more full-day excursions.

  • Enjoy a Buenos Aires city tour, tango show and dinner.

  • View Iguassu Falls, the largest waterfall in the Western Hemisphere.


  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Iguassu Falls, Brazil


Visit South America and immerse yourself in two of the world’s most exciting cities—Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—and then marvel at the splendor and natural beauty of Iguassu Falls from both the Brazil and Argentina sides. Traveling in cooler, crisp August through December makes for smaller crowds, and Brazil’s new e-Visa program makes it easier than ever to visit.

Begin your journey in Rio with a half-day city tour that includes a stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral, a striking cone-shaped structure inspired by a Maya pyramid in Mexico. After a cable car ride up, take in the view from the top of famed Sugarloaf, an 887-foot tall solid granite monolith that overlooks Guanabara Bay and Rio’s harbor.

With a day at leisure, stroll the sands of one of Rio’s iconic beaches—Ipanema Beach or glamorous Copacabana Beach—or prepare for an optional Rio by Night Dinner (savor fried sardines with lime) and Show.

After a flight to Foz do Iguassu, an expert guide will lead the Falls Tour, beginning on the Brazil side of Iguassu Falls. Follow the trail sloping down into the canyon for a panoramic view of the falls, then take the glass elevator up the side of the cliff for another breathtaking perspective.

The Argentina side offers up-close contact with the falls and rainforests and the highlight of the tour—a visit to the suspended platform at the edge of the Devil’s Throat, the largest part of the falls.

After the flight to Buenos Aires, wander the flower gardens of Plaza de Mayo, taking in important colonial buildings, including the Metropolitan Cathedral, home to the tomb of the father of Argentine independence, General Jose de San Martin. Meander along 8-lane Avenida de Mayo, the world’s widest avenue, and see the city’s signature Obelisk in Plaza de la Republica.

Visit the famed Colon Opera House and Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place of Eva Peron. And no visit to Buenos Aires would be complete without experiencing the lively nightlife and tango music and dance with the vibrant locals.

Ready to visit South America? Call 877-396-7159 or contact a AAA Travel Counselor.

Why Avanti Destinations?
Portland, Ore.-based Avanti Destinations works with travel agents to offer the newest independent travel options and latest technology for booking complete trips across the globe in minutes.

Flexible Independent Tours
Award-winning Avanti Destinations focuses on authentic, personally selected products backed by strong customer service and innovative technology. Avanti offers a wide range of packages, including air, rail, cars, hotels, sightseeing, transfers and other experiential options. Hotels, from B&Bs to world-class properties, are hand-picked and locally owned. Trips blend optional tours with days of leisure to appeal to travelers who want flexibility.

Specialty Programs in Europe
Avanti Destinations offers a variety of special interest tours in Europe, including cooking classes in France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, and Spain; food and wine programs in Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, and Spain; rail programs connecting the major cities of Europe; and B&Bs in Ireland and Scotland.

Offerings in Central and South America
In addition to hotel packages in major cities, Avanti operates Galapagos Islands, Amazon River, and Patagonia cruises; jungle lodge stays in Belize, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru; hiking programs to Machu Picchu and in Patagonia; eco-tours and eco-cruises in Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama; and canoeing, kayaking and rafting tours in Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru.

Customized, private guided programs in Asia
Avanti Destinations has created 23 expertly designed itineraries in Asia, from 3 to 16 nights—all with private guides and transportation. Selections are available throughout China, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, S. Korea, Myanmar and Indonesia. Experiences that are perfect for families include cruising the Yangtze River, feeding a panda at a research center outside Chengdu, entering the pit site to see the Terracotta Warriors in Xian, and spending time with locals at private homes in Beijing and Hanoi.

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Heidi Kazemi, AAA Travel Counselor, Roseville, Calif.

Customization is always my top priority when planning a client's vacation. I ask about their family and where they've been before. Their preferences guide our planning so the vacation is perfectly tailored for them.

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