Days
7
Price from
2185GBP
Map of Argentina & Brazil Highlights including Argentina and Brazil

Be swept away by Iguazu Falls and visit two sultry cities

Begin in Buenos Aires, South America's liveliest and most cosmopolitan city, exploring the grand architecture of Plaza de Mayo, Recoleta's iconic cemetery and bubbling La Boca. Witness the grand power of Iguazu Falls and choose whether to take an exhilarating boat trip to the thunderous base of the cascades. Then it’s time to see Rio de Janeiro, taking in Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer, as well as enjoying plenty of free time to soak up Rio’s unique atmosphere. This seven-day tour packs in highlights plus smaller (but no less moving) experiences at local restaurants and lesser-known neighbourhoods.


Start
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Finish
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Destinations
Argentina, Brazil
Style
Peregrine
Code
PSBA
Physical rating
Trip rating
32 reviews
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why you'll love this trip

  • Enjoy meals that matter at a co-op garden and restaurant in Buenos Aires, where you’ll learn to make local dishes, and at a Rio NGO that gives marginalised people free culinary training.

  • Watch a professional tango couple swing, sway and swagger during a private performance and then try to match their rhythm during a lesson.

  • Marvel at Iguazu Falls from both multiple angles with visits to the boardwalk system in Argentina and the panoramic viewpoints of Brazil.

  • Take a guided walking tour around Rio’s Port area with a local researcher and learn about the area’s history as slave-trade centre and the cultural influence of the period.

  • Gaze over the dazzling city of Rio de Janeiro as it’s bathed in morning light from the foot of the Christ the Redeemer statue, your first stop during a day-long guided tour of the city.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip involves several orientation and walking tours. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes, adequate sun protection and comfortable clothes.

Itinerary

Bienvenidos! Welcome to Buenos Aires, Argentina. If you are flying into the city today, enjoy an included airport transfer to your accommodation. Your adventure officially begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. After the meeting, you can choose to get into the spirit of things by heading out to an optional tango show. There’s a lot to see if you arrive with time to spare before your tour begins. If you’re a wine lover, consider taking part an Urban Adventure like the Malbec Trail of Palermo.
Accommodation
  • Tango de Mayo Hotel or Similar (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting as we will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this time. If you are going to be late please let your travel agent or hotel reception know. Ask reception or look for a note in the lobby for more information on where the meeting will take place.

Included airport transfers are only available to passengers who are arriving on Day 1 of the itinerary. Please advise us of your flight arrival details at least 14 days prior to departure for the complimentary airport transfer.

This itinerary is sometimes combined with one or more different itineraries to make a ‘combo’. As such, some of your fellow travellers may have started their trip before you like Chile, Argentina & Brazil (PSCAC).

Learn more about our Urban Adventures day tours in Buenos Aires at urbanadventures.com/destination/Buenos-Aires-tours.
Enjoy a morning exploring some of Buenos Aires’ most iconic sites with your leader on a walking tour. First stop is the Plaza de Mayo to visit the original town hall, as well as the presidential palace known as the Pink House. Walk around La Boca and its ‘Caminito’ district, before moving on to the lesser-known Barracas neighbourhood and stop in at a local NGO to learn about their agroecological model of food production and community collaboration. Help prepare a meal – much of the ingredients for which are grown in the co-op garden – and then dine on the results, including alfajores (classic South American cookies) for dessert. Your leader-guided tour continues after lunch in Recoleta Cemetery, a labyrinth of ornate mausoleums. After a stop at the grave of Eva Peron, head to Palermo to see beautiful parks and the unique Floralis Generica – a huge metal flower. Enjoy a few hours of free time in the afternoon. In the evening, enjoy a professional tango performance, followed by an hour-long beginner’s class. The dancers will explain the origin of the style and its rich history.
Accommodation
  • Tango de Mayo Hotel or Similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Buenos Aires - Full-day guided tour
  • Buenos Aires - Tango demonstration by professional dancers
  • Buenos Aires - Tango dance lesson
Optional Activities
  • Buenos Aires - Football game (subject to availability) ticket prices from - USD80
  • Buenos Aires - Tango show (prices from) - USD60
  • Buenos Aires - Malbec Trail of Palermo Urban Adventure - USD113
  • Buenos Aires - Polo day - USD185
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
This morning, transfer to the airport and board your flight to Puerto Iguazu in Argentina (2 hours). While you are flying into Argentina, today will actually be spent exploring the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls, so please be sure you have any necessary visas. At over two-kilometres in length, and are made up of 275 waterfalls in total, Iguazu is higher than Niagara Falls and wider than Victoria Falls. The Brazilian side of the falls offers great panoramic views, which you’ll get to spend time taking in today. Return to your hotel in Argentina for the evening.
Accommodation
  • Hotel El Pueblito or Similar, Feature Stay (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Iguazu Falls - Entrance & tour of the Brazilian side of the falls
Optional Activities
  • Iguazu Falls - Bird park - BRL60
  • Iguazu Falls - Helicopter ride (min 3 people) - BRL430
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
You will be visiting the Brazilian side of the falls today and the Argentinean side of the falls tomorrow. However, your accommodation tonight is in Argentina.

The flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu has a strict luggage allowance of 15 kilograms (one piece) for checked luggage.
Rise and shine for a 7.30 am departure to the Argentinean side of the falls today, where you will be able to get up close to this incredible feat of nature. There is a system of boardwalks on the Argentinian side of the falls that allow you to access some incredible viewing points, or you could choose to take an optional Zodiac (panga) ride beneath them for an even more exhilarating approach (chat to your leader for details). At about 3 pm, you'll have to chance to accompany your leader on a visit to a Guarani community or, if you wish, you can continue admiring Iguazu Falls. Return to the hotel at approximately 5 pm and enjoy a free evening.
Accommodation
  • Hotel El Pueblito or Similar, Feature Stay (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Iguazu Falls - Entrance & tour of the Argentinian side of the falls
  • Iguazu Falls - Guarani community visit
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Cross the border into Brazil this morning and take an included flight (2 hours) from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro. Once you have transferred to your hotel and settled in, you are free to explore lively Rio at your own pace. Maybe head to the white sands of Cobacapana and Ipanema beaches for an interesting snapshot of local life. If you’re interested in listening to some live music, maybe head to Lapa and join the locals for some dancing.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Arena Copacabana or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Embrace an early start this morning and embark on a full-day guided tour of Rio. Start with a visit to Corcovado Mountain for sweeping views over the city from the base of the Christ the Reedemer statue. Next, head to Santa Teresa and discover the eclectic architecture, restaurants and art galleries. Continue to the famous Selaron Steps to see Chilean artist Jorge Selaron’s famous artwork. Give your feet a break during a lunch stop at an incredible NGO called Gastromotiva, where dishes are made by marginalised members of the community who receive free culinary training. The meals are even made using donated produce. Finish the day with a walking tour of the Port area, which is recognized for its historical significance to the African slave trade in Brazil. You’ll be joined by a local guide from the Pretos Novos Institute (Institute of Research and New Black Memory) during your walk who will illuminate the history of slavery and resistance in the area. When your tour ends at approximately 4 pm you are free to use the rest of your day however you please.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Arena Copacabana or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Rio de Janeiro - Total Rio Tour Combo 1: Santa Teresa, Corcovado, Christ & Copacabana
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Your trip comes to an end after breakfast this morning.
Optional Activities
  • Rio de Janeiro - Total Rio Bike Tour: Beaches, Bays & Carioca Sunset Urban Adventure - USD119
  • Rio de Janeiro - Sugarloaf Mountain - BRL110
  • Rio de Janeiro - Football game (tickets from) - USD50
  • Rio de Janeiro - Carnival rehearsal (June to Carnival only) - BRL90
  • Rio de Janeiro - Samba show - BRL200
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

6 breakfasts, 2 lunches

Transport

Private vehicle, Plane, Boat

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights), Hotel Feature Stay (2 nights)

Included Activities

  • Buenos Aires - Full-day guided tour
  • Buenos Aires - Tango demonstration by professional dancers
  • Buenos Aires - Tango dance lesson
  • Iguazu Falls - Entrance & tour of the Brazilian side of the falls
  • Iguazu Falls - Entrance & tour of the Argentinian side of the falls
  • Iguazu Falls - Guarani community visit
  • Rio de Janeiro - Total Rio Tour Combo 1: Santa Teresa, Corcovado, Christ & Copacabana

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Important notes

PASSPORT DETAILS REQUIRED
Full passport details are required at the time of booking in order to book certain sites and activities. Delays in providing this information may result in extra fees or changes to your itinerary.

ARRIVAL TRANSFER
An airport arrival transfer is included in the price of this trip. Please advise a Peregrine representative or your travel agent of your arrival flight details at least 14 days prior to departure.

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
This trip includes an included domestic flight. Argentina is particularly strict on excess baggage and usually enforces a maximum allowance of 15 kilograms (one piece) for checked luggage.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A single supplement is available on this trip for solo travellers who want their own room.

CHILE VISA
If you are entering Chile at Santiago International Airport as a tourist, some nationalities are required to pay a reciprocity fee (Australians USD 117). The fee does not apply to travellers arriving at other airports or entering the country via land borders.

BRAZILIAN VISA
Please note you may require a Brazilian Visa for this trip. Processing can take around 2–5 weeks at the discretion of the embassy or consulate. Please speak with a Peregrine representative or your travel agent at the time of booking for more information.

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