Taste of South America - Brazil and Argentina Tour
Tango your way through Buenos Aires, sip caipirinhas in Rio, and marvel at the Iguazu Falls on this irresistible 10-day Brazil and Argentina tour. Join other Solo Travellers in discovering two of South America’s highlights, start off with a bang in seductive Buenos Aires, the city that never sleeps. Visit the Humid Pampa grasslands, an area famous for the skilled horse-riding Gaucho. Explore the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls, set in the middle of the rainforest in between these two fascinating countries. And finally, finish up your tour in the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro, where you will marvel at Christ the Redeemer and the incredible views from Sugarloaf Mountain.
Price from: £1599.0010 Oct – 19 Oct 2019
Day 1 – Arrive Buenos Aires
Today is an arrival day so there are no planned activities until the evening, but please make sure your flight arrives before 6pm. For your first night in Buenos Aires, you will enjoy an evening of Tango at La Ventana, one of the city’s many restaurants. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Day 2 – Buenos Aires
After breakfast at the hotel you will begin your 5-hour city tour of Buenos Aires, visiting the glamorous neighbourhoods of Recoleta and Palermo, the Plaza de Mayo, the Pink House, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the popular Puerto Madero as well as many other buildings of unique architectural significance. A visit to Buenos Aires would not be complete without a sight of the city’s first settlements, and for this you will head to the picturesque neighbourhood of San Telmo. You will also visit Argentina’s answer to Genoa, the colourful Italian neighbourhood of La Boca. You will have some free time in the late afternoon and then dinner will be arranged for the evening. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Day 3 – Buenos Aires / Santa Susana Ranch
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be spending the day at Santa Susana Ranch. Home to the Gaucho, the Humid Pampas are some of the most fertile natural grasslands in the world and are famous for their production of beef and cereals. Whilst at the ranch, surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, you will enjoy folk songs and dances, delicious Argentinian wines, and unbeatable shows of traditional Gaucho skills. You will discover this charming hundred-year-old tradition and understand the Argentine lifestyle through the Gaucho; the greatest symbol of these lands. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Day 4 – Buenos Aires / Tigre Delta / Iguazu
After an early breakfast you will be travelling to the city of Tigre where you will see the third largest river delta in the world. Watch the locals of this area as they travel along the peaceful canals in their boats. Your next stop will be in the affluent town of San Isidro, home to some impressive mansions, as well as cobbled-stone streets and a stunning neo-Gothic cathedral. In the afternoon you will be transferred back to Buenos Aires, where you will have some free time until a 5pm transfer will take you to the airport for your flight to Iguazu. Overnight in Iguazu.
Day 5 – Iguazu (Argentinian Side)
Today you will visit the magnificent Iguazu Falls on the Argentinian side. You can appreciate the falls from many different angles as you walk across the foot bridges, stopping at different viewpoints. You will also be able to admire the Devil’s Throat today and have the chance to take a ride in a speedboat to the Tres Mosqueteros Fall. You will then have free time in the evening. Overnight in Iguazu.
Day 6 – Iguazu (Brazilian Side) / Rio de Janeiro
Having visited the Argentinian side of the waterfall yesterday, today you will have the Brazilian perspective. In the afternoon you will be transferred to Foz do Iguazu Airport for flights to Rio de Janeiro, where you will spend the night.
Day 7 – Rio de Janeiro
Today you will take half-day tours of Corcovado Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain. Begin by taking the 20-minute train journey, up through the dense rainforest of Tijuca, to the gigantic statue of Christ the Redeemer. From here, you can enjoy incredible panoramic views of the city. In the afternoon, you will begin your tour to Sugarloaf Mountain, stopping at Morro da Urca (170m) and then Sugarloaf itself (270m). In the evening you will have some free time. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.
Day 8 – Rio de Janeiro / Petropolis
After breakfast you will travel to Rio’s popular weekend getaway spot, Petropolis, a mountain retreat for Brazilians looking to escape the city. Petropolis is home to the former palace of the 19th century emperor, Dom Pedro II, and feels decidedly European. After spending the day exploring this picturesque place, you will be transferred back to the city. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.
Day 9 – Rio de Janeiro
Today will be spent at your leisure in Rio de Janeiro. Dinner will be arranged for your final night of this Brazil & Argentina tour.
Day 10 – Depart Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast you will have some free time to further explore or soak up the sun. Make your way to the airport in time for your international flights home.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE BRAZIL AND ARGENTINA TOUR
- Sharing a twin room at three star hotels with breakfast
- All tours in itinerary
- Entrance fees
- Transportation throughout (excludes airport transfers)
- Local English speaking tour guides throughout
- 2x Internal flights between Buenos Aires & Iguazu / Iguazu & Rio de Janeiro
- Up to six weeks before departure, a place can be reserved for the Brazil and Argentina tour on payment of a deposit of £250.00, after this date it would be the full amount of the trip.
- Click the book now button and fill in the details and tick the box confirming you accept booking conditions
- The outstanding balance is due 6 weeks before travel
- International flights are not included in the price of this tour and will need to be organised separately. Please do not book flights until we have confirmed your place on the tour and given the go-ahead to do so. Please get in touch if you would like help with the booking of flights.
- Please ensure you have checked visa requirements. Get in touch if you are unsure.
- Ensure you have purchased travel insurance as this is mandatory for all trips.
Trip Type Natural Wonder / Cultural
Group Size Maximum of 10
Physical Rating Moderate
Currency & Spending Money Brazilian Real & Argentine Peso / Spending £30 and upwards per day
Hosts A local guide will be your point of contact for this trip.
Clothing You will be pleased to know that clear skies and warm weather dominate this time of year in Brazil and Argentina. Take sensible walking shoes. Light, long sleeved tops and trousers will also help protect from mosquito bites.
Health Always seek medical advice from your doctor or travel nurse a minimum of 8 weeks before you travel and make sure your vaccinations are up to date. Remember that your travel insurance may not cover you if you do not have up-to-date vaccinations. There are currently no restrictions on travel to South or Central America, however, with the outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, it is advised that woman who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant seek advice from their doctor before booking any trips to these areas.
Single Supplement £399
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