Tour Overview

Discover two of the most inspiring South American countries on this tour of Argentina & Brazil. Experience the home of tango in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires and witness the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls from both sides of the border. In Rio de Janeiro, discover the iconic Christ the Redeemer and savour the opportunity to relax in the upscale resort of Buzios with an optional laid-back beach stay.

Itinerary

icon Day 1: UK/Ireland - Night on board

Location: UK/Ireland - Night on board

Accommodation Name: Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta

Arrival at UK/Ireland departure airport ready to check-in for a flight to Buenos Aires. Night on board.

If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

icon Day 2: Buenos Aires

Location: Buenos Aires

Accommodation Name: Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta

Arrive in Buenos Aires, transfer to the hotel and the rest of the day is free for you to explore this sprawling city, full of colonial architecture and vibrant culture. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Please note: If your flight arrives in Buenos Aires in the early hours of the morning, and you wish to have your room available before 3:00 p.m, you can book early check-in in the next step of the booking process.

icon Day 3: Buenos Aires

Location: Buenos Aires

Accommodation Name: Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy an included tour of the chic city of Buenos Aires. Visit the most emblematic sites and monuments of the capital, such as the Plaza de Mayo filled with soul and history, the picturesque district of La Boca, the Obelisk representing the symbol of the Argentine capital, or the Casa Rosada where the artist Madonna performed the hit song "Do not cry for me Argentina" in 1996. The tour finishes in the neighbourhood of Palermo, the largest in the city. Rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

icon Day 4: Buenos Aires

Location: Buenos Aires

Accommodation Name: Mercure Iguazú Irú

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day. Take advantage of this day to continue to discover the capital and soak up the local atmosphere, the architecture of its colonial buildings and the delicious cuisine. We recommend an optional Argentinian Tango Show & Dinner.* Overnight in Buenos Aires.

* Optional Dinner & Tango Show: Enjoy the traditional dance of Argentina and feast on the delicious local cuisine.

icon Day 5: Buenos Aires - Iguazu

Location: Buenos Aires - Iguazu

Accommodation Name: Mercure Iguazú Irú

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Iguazu. Transfer to your hotel and the rest of the day is free. If the arrival time allows, we suggest enjoying a bike ride through the jungle or rest in this beautiful natural setting. Overnight in Iguazu.

icon Day 6: Iguazu

Location: Iguazu

Accommodation Name: Mercure Iguazú Irú

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls on this included excursion by taking the train to the 'Devil's Throat' where a lookout area grants the opportunity to watch the water rush from the river and down an 80 metre (262 feet) high sheer drop. Walk across bridges and enjoy the panoramic views on offer. Hear the roar of water whilst contemplating spectacular views of rainbows, birds, leafy green exotic plants and trees. In the evening, visit a local market where you have the opportunity to try traditional food and local wine.* Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Iguazu.

* Optional Iguazu Great Adventure: Enter the jungle by the Yacaratiá trail in trucks specially designed for this environment. This 5 km long stretch ends at Puerto Macuco. At its dock, board a boat that sails in the Lower Iguazu River for as long as 6 km, heading towards the waterfalls area, enjoying plentiful rapids. Upon reaching the Tres Mosqueteros Fall, see the falls of both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides crowned by the view of the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat). Afterwards, the most exciting point comes when facing the incomparable San Martín waterfall, the second in dimension and the hugest any boat may face. If you choose to take the optional, it will replace a part of the included tour on this day.

Please note: You will not be able to take part in the Great Adventure excursion if you have any heart problems, have had any kind of heart surgery or if you have any physical disabilities.

icon Day 7: Iguazu

Location: Iguazu

Accommodation Name: Miramar by Windsor

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Brazillian side of the Iguazu Falls, one of the world's Seven Natural Wonders. Walk on trails and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of one of the biggest waterfall systems in the world. Overnight in Iguazu.

icon Day 8: Iguazu - Rio de Janeiro

Location: Iguazu - Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation Name: Miramar by Windsor

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Rio de Janeiro. Transfer to your hotel and the rest of the day free. We recommend a stroll along Rio's famous beaches, Copacabana and Ipanema. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.

icon Day 9: Rio de Janeiro

Location: Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation Name: Miramar by Windsor

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on a half-day tour to Christ the Redeemer, to view the most emblematic sights of the city. Visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, for amazing views across the city and its various beaches. From here you can admire the famous Maracana stadium, the city centre and the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. The statue and viewpoint are encompassed within the Tijuca National Park, so you can enjoy the quiet tranquillity of the surrounding natural environment as you watch the skyline from afar. Return to the city, passing by the Sabmbadrome, where the annual Rio Carnival takes place. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure. Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro.

icon Day 10: Rio de Janeiro

Location: Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation Name: Vila d'este

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, or alternatively, we recommend an optional excursion to Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Metropolitan Cathedral*. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.

* Optional Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour: Enjoy a panoramic tour of downtown Rio to see the Metropolitan Cathedral before taking the cable car to Morro da Urca and iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain for unforgettable views across Guanabara Bay and the emblematic beaches of Niteroi. Gain great insight into the history of Rio as you soak up the panoramic views.

icon Day 11: Rio de Janeiro - Buzios

Location: Rio de Janeiro - Buzios

Accommodation Name: Vila d'este

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Buzios, a beautiful beach resort on the peninsula, which is said to be the 'St. Tropez' of Brazil and was made popular by Bridget Bardot in the 60s. There are enough unspoilt beaches to suit all tastes and many upscale restaurants, bars and boutiques. Arrive, transfer to the hotel and overnight in Buzios.

icon Day 12: Buzios

Location: Buzios

Accommodation Name: Vila d'este

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on an exciting panoramic Schooner Tour of the paradise beaches of Buzios. Depart on a traditional boat to discover three islands and twelve exceptionally beautiful beaches. Stop and enjoy the refreshing clear waters and lounge on different beaches as you explore the natural environment independently, without a guide. You'll feel thoroughly refreshed as you enjoy the natural landscapes and tuck into some seasonal fruit onboard the boat. Return to the shore and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Buzios.

* Please note: A guide will receive you and provide a short explanation before departure, but there will be no guide on board the Schooner.

icon Day 13: Buzios

Location: Buzios

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day relaxing at your leisure. We recommend exploring the different beaches, enjoying some watersports, such as paddle boarding and sampling the beautiful local cuisine. Overnight in Buzios.

icon Day 14: Buzios - Night on board

Location: Buzios - Night on board

Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a return flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.

icon Day 15: UK/Ireland

Location: UK/Ireland

Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

What's Included

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    Meals

    12 breakfasts.

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    12 nights hotel accommodation in Luxury category hotels.

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    Internal flights: Buenos Aires - Iguazu, Iguazu - Rio de Janeiro. *

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    ATOL Protection.

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    International flights: UK/Ireland - Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro - UK/Ireland.

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    Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.

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    Transfers in an air conditioned vehicle.

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    Traditional boat ride in Buzios.

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    Visits as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.

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    All air taxes and fuel surcharge.

Your Peace of Mind Options

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    Low Deposit

    Exoticca requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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