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13 days

Buenos Aires, Iguazú & Rio de Janeiro

On this tour, you will experience three of South America’s absolute highlights: Argentina’s beautiful capital Buenos Aires, the impressive Iguazú Falls and amazing Rio de Janeiro.

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Buenos Aires, Iguazú & Rio de Janeiro Buenos Aires, Iguazú & Rio de Janeiro
13 days

Buenos Aires, Iguazú & Rio de Janeiro

On this tour, you will experience three of South America’s absolute highlights: Argentina’s beautiful capital Buenos Aires, the impressive Iguazú Falls and amazing Rio de Janeiro.

We support sustainability development in Latin America. For every tour booked with us, we plant 10 trees in Brazil. Read more about the sustainability project here.

What is included in the price?
This package includes the following
  • Flights from the UK to Buenos Aires
  • Flights from Rio de Janeiro to the UK
  • 1 domestic flight in Argentina: From Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazú
  • 1 domestic flight in Brazil: From Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro
  • Transfers from and to airports (in small, international groups)
  • 10 nights’ accommodation in good hotels incl. breakfast
  • 1 x dinner (day 4)
  • Individual tour, however, all excursions are in small international groups with local English speaking guides
  • Telephone hotline staffed 24/7 throughout your trip
  • ATOL certificate included
  • Departure guarantee – the tour will take place regardless of the number of participants

Comprehensive package of excursions:

  • Half-day tour of Buenos Aires, including Recoleta churchyard
  • Impressive tango show, including Argentine dinner
  • Excursion to Iguazú, the biggest waterfalls in the world – visiting both Argentine and Brazilian sides
  • Guided city tour in Rio including a visit to Sugar Loaf and Mount Corcovado with the famous Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Admission tickets to the attractions mentioned

The tour in short

On this tour, beautiful cities, amazing scenery, vivacious people and seductive tango, which will enchant anyone, await you.

You will visit the capital of Argentina and tango, Buenos Aires, before heading to Puerto Iguazú, where you get right up close to the world’s largest waterfall, Iguazú, which you experience from both the Argentinian side and the Brazilian side. Here, you will discover unique flora and fauna, including coati and toucans.

Your journey end in the capital of samba, Rio de Janeiro, which is also known as “the world’s most beautiful city” because of its unique location. You will visit Mount Corcovado with its world famous Christ the Redeemer statue and the Sugar Loaf, from which you will enjoy the most amazing panoramic views over Rio and its surroundings.

Why choose this tour

  • Get a taste of Argentina in the country’s charming capital, Buenos Aires, with its exciting history, large steaks and seductive tango
  • Close your eyes and let the sound and force from the world’s largest waterfalls blow you backwards and experience the impressive Iguazú Falls from both the Brazilian and the Argentinian sides
  • Visit fantastic Rio de Janeiro with its joyful inhabitants, iconic beaches and breath-taking views from Mt. Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountain
  • You can extend your tour with a relaxing beach holiday in Brazil on the lush island of Ilha Grande, or in the holiday town Búzios

Our prices always include

  • All international and domestic flights
  • All destination transfers
  • All specified excursions and activities
  • All accommodations
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Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Flight to Argentina

Departure day, where you will fly to Buenos Aires with connecting flights along the way.

Day 2: Arrival in Buenos Aires

We will be met in the airport arrival hall by a driver who will accompany us to our hotel in the centre of Buenos Aires. The city is known as South America’s answer to Paris on account of its broad boulevards, charming quarters and magnificent buildings. The atmosphere here is magnificent, with charming café lifestyle, the pulsating beat of the metropolis and melancholy tango culture. We will be spending four nights in this wonderful city, so there will be plenty of time to visit the different areas and soak up the ambience.

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Day 3: Guided tour of Buenos Aires

This morning, you will be picked up from the hotel and given an exciting introduction to Buenos Aires on a 3-hour guided tour of the city.

You will visit the historic neighbourhoods of La Boca and San Telmo. In the old working class district of La Boca, you will discover beautifully painted houses in a palette of bright colours. The oldest district, San Telmo is now an exciting artists’ neighbourhood. You will also visit the Palermo and Recoleta neighbourhoods as well as the more modern area of Puerto Madero, which is the newer harbour area offering an array of cafés and restaurants.

The city tour continues with the world’s widest boulevard, 9 de Julio Avenida, with the famous landmarks Obelisco and Corrientes Avenida, which is where the city’s theatres and cinemas are gathered, including Teatro Colón, the beautiful opera house.

You will also see many of the city’s magnificent squares, including Plaza de Mayo, Plaza San Martin and Plaza Alvear.

The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 4: Tango show in Buenos Aires

The day itself is yours to do with as you wish, so you can explore the city for yourselves.

In the evening, we will have the chance to experience an unforgettable tango show. After a traditional Argentine dinner, the show begins with melancholy tango rhythms and then proceeds to present fantastic singers and musicians, along with the marvellous tango dancers. It is a magnificent show of the very highest quality.

Day 5: Buenos Aires

The day is yours to do with as you wish, so you have plenty of time to explore the delights of Buenos Aires for yourself.

Day 6: Puerto Iguazú

It is now time to leave Buenos Aires behind and set off for Puerto Iguazú, which is located close to the borders with Paraguay and Brazil. Ahead of us lie visits to nature delights such as waterfalls and rainforest. Puerto Iguazú itself is around 20 km from the waterfalls, but we will be staying at a small lodge in the rainforest approx. 6–7 km outside the town.

Day 7: Iguazú Falls from the Argentine side

The Iguazú Falls are the biggest in the world and consist of 272 falls of various sizes along a 2.7 km stretch of the Iguazú river. Many of the waterfalls merge together, sending water crashing down over the cliffs, which form the shape of a horseshoe and tower up to a height of 85 metres. Although perhaps not as famous as Niagara Falls in North America the Iguazú Falls are both bigger and more impressive. The volume of water flowing through Niagara is an impressive 2.8 million litres per second, but this is dwarfed by the flow at Iguazú, which reaches a staggering 6.5 million litres per second. It is said that when she saw Iguazú for the first time, former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt blurted: “Niagara is just a dripping tap …” Iguazú is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Today, we will be visiting the Argentine side, where we can cross walkways to the most impressive section of the falls, to look down into Garganta del Diablo (the Devil’s Throat). We continue our wonderful tour of the waterfalls along paths and bridges. The rainforest around the falls is home to a unique range of flora and fauna, including orchids, all kinds of birds and giant lizards.

Day 8: The Iguazú Falls on the Brazilian side – Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Before heading to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, you will visit the Brazilian side of the falls. You will cross the bridge that unites the Argentinian city of Puerto Iguazú with the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu and continue out to the national park. Most of the falls are on the Argentinian side, but the best panoramic views of the falls are to be had on the Brazilian side.

Walkways lead you to a viewing platform from which you can take some amazing pictures of the waterfalls. You are very likely to see beautiful butterflies, exotic plants and birds, and not least the little coati looking for food.

After your visit, you will be driven to the airport in Foz do Iguaçu before flying to Rio de Janeiro, where you will be met by a guide who drives you to your hotel, located close to the famous Copacabana beach.

The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 9: Guided tour of Rio de Janeiro

You can enjoy a leisurely breakfast and have a quiet morning because no activities are planned before the afternoon.

Jump into the waves at Copacabana beach or go for a walk along the scenic seafront where you will meet lots of “Cariocas”, as the local Rio inhabitants are known, who are busy exercising.

In the afternoon, you will be picked up from your hotel for an exciting guided tour of the city, taking in the highlights of Rio. You will visit the cosy neighbourhoods of Santa Teresa and Lapa before heading to Rio’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue, which stands atop Mount Corcovado at a height of 710 metres, watching over Rio’s inhabitants. Enjoy a stunning view of the city’s colourful favelas, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and the famous Maracaña Stadium.

The tour ends with a visit to the 396-metre-high mountain, Pão de Açúcar, also known as the Sugar Loaf. You take a cable car to the Urca mountain, and from Urca you take another cable car to the top, where you have another great view of Rio, the coast and the area’s small islands. Enjoy a breathtaking sunset over the city before driving back to your hotel.

Day 10: Rio de Janeiro on your own

Rio has much to offer and you have the day on your own to explore the city.

We highly recommend that you buy extra tours, such as one that allows you to go behind the scenes of the world’s biggest party, the Rio carnival. There is also the possibility of being active and going on a bike ride to the city’s beautiful beaches and lagoon.

Day 11: Rio de Janeiro on your own

Today, you also get to spend time on your own in the city. You can hit the beach and relax or visit Rio’s beautiful botanical gardens.

You can also purchase optional excursions that take you to lesser-known areas of the city, for example, or perhaps try your hand at dancing the famous samba. Or perhaps you would like to experience the city’s famous nightlife and taste the Brazilian national cocktail, the caipirinha.

Day 12: Departure day

Your Brazilian adventure has come to an end and you will be picked up and driven to the airport in Rio. The time depends on your flight connection home.

Day 13: Arrival back home

You land in the UK after an eventful tour of Brazil.

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Beach holiday extension to Ilha Grande, 3 nights

Round off your exciting tour with a relaxing beach holiday on the beautiful island of Ilha Grande.
On your arrival, you will be greeted by amazing, unspoiled nature with unique flora and fauna, as well as more than 100 beaches, including Lopes Mendes beach, voted one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil.

Make the most of the hilly island’s amazing hiking opportunities, go snorkelling and discover a colourful world under the sea or just relax at one of the many beaches while enjoying the tranquil island atmosphere.

Beach holiday extension to Búzios, 3 nights

Búzios is one of the most popular beach destinations in the state of Rio de Janeiro. And for good reason! The charming town is renowned for its unique atmosphere, culinary experiences, great shops and its many stunning beaches along the bays of the peninsula.

It was the French diva Brigitte Bardot, who sparked the international interest in Búzios and its beautiful surroundings in the 1960s. Today, a statue of Brigitte Bardot stands on the beach promenade, Rua das Pedras, by way of thanks.

Spend the days in Búzios at one of the many fabulous beaches, go on a boat ride and enjoy the beautiful area from the water, rent a beach buggy and explore the peninsula or sample the cuisine at some of the many wonderful restaurants.

Possible upgrades:
Single room supplement £950
Single supplement (when two or more travelers) £635
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