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Essence of Argentina & Brazil

  • Duration
    12 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
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A classic Latin America itinerary with a tango-worthy twist! Travel between the vibrant cities of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro via the spectacular Iguazu Falls. Explore Uruguay visiting the picture perfect town of Colonia.

  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 28
  • Physical Rating 1Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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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

  • Day 1
    FLY TO BUENOS AIRES
    DAY 1: FLY TO BUENOS AIRES

    Fly to Argentina's flamboyant capital city Buenos Aires, arriving the same day due to crossing the International Date Line. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel to relax and refresh before the welcome dinner this evening.

  • Day 2
    EXPLORE BUENOS AIRES
    DAY 2: EXPLORE BUENOS AIRES

    An irresistible combination of Latin flair and European elegance, Buenos Aires is a delight to explore and that’s exactly what you’ll do today on a city tour. This will include the vibrant districts of La Boca, San Telmo and Recoleta. Later, enjoy a quintessential Argentine experience; the tango! Take a tango class in a local milonga (tango club) before sitting down to dinner and a sultry tango show.

  • Day 3
    DAY TRIP TO URUGUAY
    DAY 3: DAY TRIP TO URUGUAY

    Enjoy a day trip to Uruguay, taking a ferry across the Rio de La Plata to Colonia del Sacramento. A picture-perfect colonial town, Colonia was founded by the Portuguese in 1680 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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 4
    THE PAMPAS
    DAY 4: THE PAMPAS

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

  • Day 5
    FLY TO IGUAZÚ
    DAY 5: FLY TO IGUAZÚ

    Say farewell to Buenos Aires and board a plane over to Puerto Iguazu, the town closest to the incredible natural wonder that is Iguazu Falls. Upon arrival you have the rest of the day to yourself before dinner this evening in a local restaurant.

  • Day 6
    PUERTO IGUAZU
    DAY 6: PUERTO IGUAZU

    On the border of Argentina and Brazil, Iguazu is the largest waterfall system in the world, with hundreds of cascades pouring off the edge of the Parana Plateau. Today you will wander along the Argentinian side of Iguazu which offers a fantastic overview of the whole of the falls and showcases its power and magnificence. Don’t miss the viewpoint of one of the falls’ most impressive sights, the Garganta del Diablo. This afternoon, take a unique opportunity to learn about the indigenous culture of the Mbororé Aldea people, who open the doors of their community and share fascinating stories of their ancestors, rituals, myths and legends. Finish the day with an interactive craft experience.

  • Day 7
    FOZ DO IGUAÇU TO RIO
    DAY 7: FOZ DO IGUAÇU TO RIO

    This morning, you will experience the Brazilian side of these spectacular falls. This side of Iguacu offers a completely different experience with paths and boardwalks to wander. These will lead you to some of the numerous smaller cascades that dance their way along gullies and through lush greenery. Afterwards, you will hop on a plane to Brazil’s ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’, Rio de Janeiro. You have the rest of the day at leisure. Perhaps head to the world-famous Copacabana or Ipanema beaches to soak up the sunshine.

  • Day 8
    CHRIST THE REDEEMER
    DAY 8: CHRIST THE REDEEMER

    Climb onboard a jeep to venture to some of Rio’s many wonders! Drive about 20 minutes to Cosme Velho Street, then in Paineras station transfer into a van to ascend the Corcovado, on the peak of which Christ the Redeemer watches over the city, on the way you will pass through the lush vegetation of the Tijuca Forest. You can take the steps at the final stage to Christ the Redeemer however there is an escalator if you’d prefer. Next explore the 19th-century hillside neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, an area with a wonderfully bohemian atmosphere, where you’ll also have lunch in a traditional restaurant.

  • Day 9
    RIO CITY TOUR
    DAY 9: RIO CITY TOUR

    Ascend the heights of Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car for breathtaking views over the city, its beaches and the surrounding bay and islands. Continue exploring, making sure to soak up the vibrancy of the atmosphere as you enjoy Rio’s sights, including the world-famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. Later in the evening, transfer back to Copacabana to visit a samba club, where you can simply tap your foot to the infectious beat and watch the dancing, or dance the night away yourself!

  • Days 10-12
    FLY RIO TO AUSTRALIA
    DAYS 10-12: FLY RIO TO AUSTRALIA

    This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Australia, arriving home in 2 days due to crossing the International Date Line once again. (B)

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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Essence of Argentina & Brazil map

Places Visited: Buenos Aires (4N) - Colonia - Iguazu (2N) - Rio De Janeiro (3N)

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