Days
7
Price from
3115USD
Map of Best of Brazil & Argentina including Argentina and Brazil

Be swept away by Iguazu Falls and visit two sultry cities

Bookend a visit to the world’s largest waterfall system with two vibrant cities on this seven-day adventure. Explore Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls on a tour that shows off big highlights without sacrificing local connections. Contrast gazing over Rio de Janeiro from the foot of Christ the Redeemer with lunch in a local NGO providing culinary training to the marginalised. Finish days feeling the power of Iguazu Falls by relaxing with a cocktail in the verdant gardens of your boutique hotel. Spend a morning wandering the grand Plaza de Mayo followed by an evening watching a private tango performance. See the best of Brazil and Argentina from a local perspective.


Start
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Finish
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Destinations
Argentina, Brazil
Style
Peregrine
Code
PSBB
Physical rating
Ages
Min 8
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why you'll love this trip

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

  • Walk right to the mouth of the immense torrents of the ‘Devil’s Throat’ on the Argentinean side of Iguazu Falls, then cross the border for Brazilian perspective on the natural phenomena.

  • Wander Rio’s revitalised Port Zone and discover the neighbourhood’s history of slave trade and Afro-Brazilian culture with a passionate local guide.

  • Explore the neighbourhoods of lively Buenos Aires on a half-day tour with a local guide, then eat lunch at an NGO that empowers local women through culinary training.

  • Watch the captivating movements of a professional tango couple during a private performance and later try to match their rhythm during a beginner’s lesson.

Is this trip right for you?

  • Some of the most vibrant neighbourhoods and local sights in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro are best discovered on foot, and this trip involves several orientation and walking tours. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes, adequate sun protection and comfortable clothes. Wearing loose layers is a good way to tackle the heat.

Itinerary

Ola! Welcome to Rio! Enjoy a complimentary transfer from the airport to this evening’s accommodation. Your adventure truly begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. If you have the time, you’re free to explore on your own before the meeting, but don’t feel too rushed – there will be a full-day tour of the city tomorrow to acquaint you with it.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Arena Copacabana 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 and when the meeting will take place.

Please provide your booking agent with your flight details no later than 14 days before your tour begins.
Embark on a full-day guided tour of Rio. Visit Santa Teresa, a beautiful artistic neighbourhood situated on a hill overlooking the city. Continue to scenic Corcovado and witness the grand open-armed Christ the Redeemer statue that surveys the city. Give your feet a break during a lunch stop at an incredible NGO called Gastromotiva, where creative dishes are made with donated produce and the cooks are marginalised members of the community given free culinary training. Finish the day with a walking tour of the Port area. This area, a little more off the beaten track, has been recognized for its cultural and historical importance as it was a main port for the slave trade in Brazil. We will be joined by a local guide from the Pretos Novos Institute, which aims to preserve the area’s Afro-Caribbean heritage.
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
This morning fly to Puerto Iguazu in Argentina (2 hours), gateway to the mighty Iguazu Falls. Travel to the Brazilian side of the falls to get a panoramic perspective on this immense wonder of nature. The falls are two-kilometres-long and are made up of 275 waterfalls in total, some of which stretch up to 80-metres-high. This makes them both higher than Niagara Falls and wider than Victoria Falls. This evening return to Argentina and your whitewashed accommodation and perhaps relax with a cocktail in the gardens.
Accommodation
  • Hotel El Pueblito or Similar, Feature Stay (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Iguazu Falls - Entrance & tour of the Brazilian side of the falls
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
You will be visiting the Brazilian side of the falls today and returning to your hotel on the Argentinean side in the evening. You will visit the Argentinean side of the falls tomorrow.

If you’re interested in getting a birds-eye views of the falls, you can organise an optional helicopter flight over the top of them. Speak to your booking agent or leader before you fly to Iguazu Falls.
Rise and shine at 7.30 am to visit the Argentinean side of the falls. Walk along the boardwalks built into the hard rock on top of the falls, which allow you to feel the power (and water spray) of these immense falls. You can choose to get another exhilarating perspective on Iguazu Falls with an optional zodiac boat ride below. At approximately 3 pm, you can choose to accompany your leader on a visit to a nearby Guarani community or return to the hotel. If you do choose to partake in this optional excursion, you will return to the hotel at approximately 5 pm.
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
Board a flight to Buenos Aires and arrive in the afternoon. The rest of your day is free for you to explore this vibrant city at your leisure. Tomorrow brings with it a guided tour of essential local sights, so perhaps spend today discovering at a more relaxed pace. You could ask your leader where to find a fine glass of malbec and picada (Argentinian tapas), or maybe pay a visit to the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires (MALBA).
Accommodation
  • Hotel Tango de Mayo or similar (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Enjoy a morning exploring Buenos Aires. Visit the Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place of some of the city’s most famous residents. Walk around La Boca and its well-known ‘Caminito’ district, before moving on to the lesser-known side of this colourful neighbourhood to visit an artist's gallery. Next, wander the cobbled streets of San Telmo and finish the tour getting to know the iconic Plaza de Mayo. Stop for a group lunch at a local NGO, Abriendo Caminos, where local women learn to make alfajores (a local delicacy). After lunch, get ready to be captivated by Argentina’s famous tango. In a private space a professional dance couple will explain the origin and history of the tango, as well as demonstrating the passionate steps. You will then have the chance to join a 1-hour beginner’s class to learn some of the basic techniques and understand the rhythm.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Tango de Mayo (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Buenos Aires - Tango demonstration by professional dancers
  • Buenos Aires - Tango dance lesson
  • Buenos Aires - Full-day guided tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Your jaunt through Brazil and Argentina comes to an end today. There are no scheduled activities and you may depart the accommodation before check-out time.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

6 breakfasts, 2 lunches

Transport

Private vehicle, Plane, Boat

Accommodation

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

Included Activities

  • Rio de Janeiro - Total Rio Tour Combo 1: Santa Teresa, Corcovado, Christ & Copacabana
  • 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
  • Buenos Aires - Tango demonstration by professional dancers
  • Buenos Aires - Tango dance lesson
  • Buenos Aires - Full-day guided tour

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Important notes

1. Full passport details are required at the time of booking in order to purchase entrance to certain sites, plus bus, train or flight tickets. Delays in providing this information may result in extra fees or changes to your itinerary.
2. An airport arrival transfer is included in the price of this tour. Please advise your booking agent of your arrival flight details at least 14 days prior to departure.
3. This trip includes a domestic flight. Argentina is particularly strict on excess baggage and usually enforces a maximum allowance of 15 kilograms for checked luggage.
4. A single supplement is available for all nights on this trip.
5. If you are entering Chile at Santiago International Airport as a tourist, some nationalities are required to pay a reciprocity fee (Australians, for example, must pay USD 117). The fee does not apply to travellers arriving at other airports or entering the country via land borders.
6. Please note you may require a Brazilian visa for this trip. Processing is at the discretion of the embassy or consulate and takes 2–5 weeks. Please speak with your booking agent for further advice. 

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