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Essence of Argentina & Brazil

  • Duration

    12 days
  • Tour Type

    Group Tour
  • Tour Style

    Classic
  • Price From

    £4,390pp
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A classic South America itinerary with a tango-worthy twist, travel between the vivacious cities of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro and the spectacular Iguazu Falls. Visit three Countries in one trip with a trip to Colonia in Uruguay.

Tour Highlights

Our Essence of Argentina & Brazil tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

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Authentic Experiences

Our Essence of Argentina & Brazil Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

  • Days 1-2

    FLY TO BUENOS AIRES

    DAYS 1-2: FLY TO BUENOS AIRES

    Fly to Argentina’s flamboyant capital city, Buenos Aires. The Paris of Latin America, Buenos Aires is a romantic and lively city. The culture here is extremely diverse and the asado (barbecue) restaurants are second to none. The rest of the day is to spend at leisure.

  • Day 3

    EXPLORE BUENOS AIRES

    DAY 3: EXPLORE BUENOS AIRES

    After breakfast, enjoy the irresistible combination of Latin flair and European elegance in a Buenos Aires city tour. Visit the vibrant districts of La Boca, San Telmo, Puerto Madero, Palermo and Recoleta. This evening participate in a quintessential Argentinian tango class before sitting down for dinner and a sultry tango show.

  • Day 4

    DAY TRIP TO URUGUAY

    DAY 4: DAY TRIP TO URUGUAY

    Enjoy a day trip to Uruguay, visiting the picture-perfect colonial town of Colonia. The beautiful Barrio Historico, which occupies a small peninsula that juts out into the river, is a maze of old cobbled streets that are a delight to wander. Admire the main square, see the ruins of San Francisco Church and visit the lighthouse amongst much more.

  • Day 5

    THE PAMPAS

    DAY 5: THE PAMPAS

    Travel approximately 1 hour 30 minutes by road to just outside the city. Spend the day on the vast, fertile grasslands known as the pampas, on a traditional estancia (ranch). Here you’ll get some insight into the life of the folk heroes, the gaucho, and after a typical Argentinian asado lunch, there will be a fun folklore show.

  • Day 6

    FLY TO IGUAZÚ

    DAY 6: FLY TO IGUAZÚ

    Say farewell to Buenos Aires to board your plane over to Puerto Iguazu, the town closest to the incredible wonder that is Iguazu Falls. The falls spans the border of Argentina and Brazil and features hundreds of rushing cascades, set in a lush rainforest scene.

  • Day 7

    PUERTO IGUAZU

    DAY 7: PUERTO IGUAZU

    Today you will experience the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls, with a highlight being the Ecological Jungle Train to the Garganta del Diablo observation point. Here you will have wonderful views of the falls. In the afternoon you will visit the indigenous community of the Mbororé Aldea, where you will learn about this ancient tribe's way of life.

  • Day 8

    IGUAZU FALLS TO RIO

    DAY 8: IGUAZU FALLS TO RIO

    Wander along the boardwalks and pathways of the Brazilian side of the falls this morning, followed by your flight to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s ‘Cidade Maravilhosa'. Perhaps head to the world-famous Copacabana or Ipanema beaches for sunset.

  • Day 9

    CHRIST THE REDEEMER

    DAY 9: CHRIST THE REDEEMER

    Travel by jeep to some of Rio's most iconic sites. Ascend the magnificent Mount Corcovado, passing through the lush greenery of Tijuca Forest as you make your way to the magnificent Christ the Redeemer. Explore the 19th-century bohemian hillside neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, before stopping for lunch in a local Brazilian BBQ restaurant. You have the afternoon at leisure before cheese and wine tasting this evening.

  • Day 10

    RIO CITY TOUR

    DAY 10: RIO CITY TOUR

    Enjoy a Rio city tour today, visiting sites such as the Sambadrome, Metropolitan Cathedral, and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Take two cable cars up to Sugarloaf Mountain, the peak of which stands at 395 metres. Enjoy the views of Guanabara Bay, the Rio-Nitero Bridge and Mount Corcovado. On your final evening, you will head back to Copacabana to visit a local samba club.

  • Days 11-12

    FLY RIO TO THE UK

    DAYS 11-12: FLY RIO TO THE UK

    Transfer to the airport for your international flight time and fly to the UK, arriving home the following day.

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 25°c
  • 168mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 27°c
  • 137mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 24°c
  • 171mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 27°c
  • 130mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 22°c
  • 172mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 26°c
  • 136mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 18°c
  • 111mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 25°c
  • 95mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 15°c
  • 72mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 23°c
  • 70mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 12°c
  • 55mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 22°c
  • 43mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 12°c
  • 70mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 22°c
  • 42mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 13°c
  • 72mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 22°c
  • 44mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 15°c
  • 75mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 22°c
  • 54mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 18°c
  • 124mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 23°c
  • 86mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 21°c
  • 114mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 24°c
  • 98mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 23°c
  • 102mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 26°c
  • 134mm
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Extensions and Stopovers

Extend your holiday or break up your journey with one of our extensions and stopovers. Choose from city breaks or some beach time, or spend more time in your chosen destination.

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