Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil Discovery - Small Group

Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil Discovery - Small Group

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Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil Discovery - Small Group

11 Days Starting in Buenos Aires and ending in Rio De Janeiro

Visiting: Buenos Aires, Colonia Del Sacramento, Montevideo, Iguassu Falls, Rio de Janeiro

Tour operator:

Insight Vacations

Tour code:

SZAUBM19

Specialist Group:

Family/Kids

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

12 - 24

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:

English
From: $7500 $7264 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$236

NB: Prices correct on 16-Jul-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Treat yourself to the finer things in life as you sip Copacabana Beach cocktails in Rio, shop the Tango District antique markets in Buenos Aires and unwind at a spa hotel, overlooking the mists of the Iguazú Falls in Argentina. In the vineyards of Juanicó winery, stop to sample the flavours of Uruguay’s revered wine region. Cross the Rio de la Plata to explore the UNESCO World heritage city of Colonia del Sacramento, before journeying onwards to Iguassu Falls and on to Rio de Janeiro. Follow in the footsteps of your Local Expert for an exclusive guided tour of the Rio Botanical Garden, a precious collection of the world’s oldest trees and exotic orchids.

Highlights

  • Buenos Aires: Experience Buenos Aires from the water on a 30-minute boat tour from Puerto Madero viewing some of the city’s most important districts.

  • Buenos Aires: The San Telmo Market is a melting pot of culinary and cultural experiences showcasing the Porteño culture at its best.

  • Montevideo: Visit a local olive oil farm in the countryside of Colonia Del Sacramento and enjoy a tour of their facilities with a local expert before sitting down for a farm to table lunch paired with local wines.

  • Rio de Janeiro: Enjoy a Highlight Lunch with a classic Caipirinha cocktail at Casa Camolese, a contemporary restaurant situated next to the botanical garden.

  • Iguassu Falls: Take in breathtaking views of the jungle and falls, before heading out with a Local Expert to explore the Argentinian side of the park.

  • Rio de Janeiro: In the morning, take a tour of Tijuca Forest National Park, where you’ll find Mount Corcovado, home to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.

  • Rio de Janeiro: Conclude the day with a cable car ride up to Sugarloaf Mountain for panoramic views of the Guanabara Bay and Rio’s mountainous coastline.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive In Buenos Aires

Location: Buenos Aires

Accommodation: Alvear Icon Hotel, Buenos Aires

Accommodation Name: Alvear Icon Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner with Wine

Nicknamed the “Paris of South America”, this glamorous destination really does live up to its European counterpart. Neoclassical, Art Nouveau and Art Deco buildings line its streets, attracting equally as sophisticated travelers. On arrival, you’ll be transferred to your luxury hotel, the Alvear Icon. Located on the banks of the Río de la Plata in Puerto Madero. Relax and unwind before meeting your Travel Director and fellow guests for a  three-course Welcome Dinner with wine.

Day 2: Explore Buenos Aires Relaxed Start

Location: Buenos Aires

Accommodation: Alvear Icon Hotel, Buenos Aires

Accommodation Name: Alvear Icon Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Start your first full day in Buenos Aires with a city tour. Take in the capital's key sights including the Metropolitan Cathedral, Casa Rosada and Plaza de Mayo.Later, visit the historic Mercado San Telmo. Built in 1897, this indoor market is situated in the Tango District, in the heart of the San Telmo neighbourhood.Witness a private demonstration and performance by professional tango dancers at an authentic “conventillo” in La Boca, where you will be introduced to this passionate dance and upbeat music.In the evening, enjoy an authentic Asado Porteno (Argentinian barbecue) with a local chef.

Day 3: On To Colonia Del Sacramento

Location: Buenos Aires, Colonia Del Sacramento, Montevideo

Accommodation: Hotel Costanero MGallery, Montevideo.

Accommodation Name: Hotel Costanero MGallery

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

Travel by ferry across the Rio de la Plata, otherwise known as the River Plate. Visit the city of Colonia del Sacramento with its cobbled streets and historic buildings. Now a UNESCO World heritage site, this colourful destination was originally founded by the Portuguese in the 1600s. Enjoy lunch with wine at a local olive farm, Viñedos y Olivares del Quintón, known for their characteristic terrain and thermal air, the perfect setting for vineyards and olive groves.  In the afternoon, take a guided walking tour of the protected old city and its 16th century buildings before arriving in Uruguay in the capital of Montevideo.

Day 4: Visit Juanicó Winery

Location: Montevideo

Accommodation: Hotel Costanero MGallery, Montevideo.

Accommodation Name: Hotel Costanero MGallery

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

Just north of Montevideo sits Juanicó winery, one of the leading wineries of the country. You’ll be welcomed with a tour of the vineyards, state-of-the-art facilities, and the wine cellar built in 1840. After learning how past and present blend to create wines that receive gold medals and international recognition, sit down to a leisurely lunch. A sip of one of their Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Riesling and Sauvignon Gris or flagship full-bodied red will leave you with a new appreciation for Uruguayan wines.

Day 5: Return To Buenos Aires Relaxed Start

Location: Montevideo, Buenos Aires

Accommodation: Hotel, Alvear Icon Buenos Aires

Accommodation Name: Alvear Icon Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a leisurely morning before your transfer to the ferry escorting you back to Buenos Aires. The afternoon is yours to customise with Insight Choice. Take in the city from the water on a boat tour displaying the city’s fascinating neighbourhoods. Or, tour the bustling San Telmo Market’s many stalls of local goods from fragrant coffee and spices to rare antiques. With another evening in this vibrant city, seize the opportunity to watch a tango performance or ask your Travel Director where to enjoy a relaxing dinner of the region's famous steak.

Day 6: Buenos Aires To Iguassu Falls

Location: Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls

Accommodation: Gran Melia, Iguassu Falls

Accommodation Name: Gran Melia, Iguassu Falls

Meals Included: Breakfast

With over 270 waterfalls, rare flora and fauna, and lush rainforest, your destination really is as impressive as the photos suggest. Meaning “big water” in the Guaraní language, the stunning falls land in both Argentina and Brazil. Stay on the Argentinian side of the National Park for two nights, at the luxurious Gran Melia hotel. With two outdoor pools, a modern spa and a stylish interior, you’ll be able to relax and rejuvenate in a fitting manner. Have a night at leisure as you take in your beautiful surroundings.

Day 7: Sightseeing At Iguassu Falls Relaxed Start

Location: Iguassu Falls

Accommodation: Gran Melia, Iguassu Falls

Accommodation Name: Gran Melia, Iguassu Falls

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Take in breathtaking views of the jungle and falls, before heading out with a Local Expert to explore the Argentinian side of the park. Take an optional Gran Aventura boat ride to Devil’s Throat, the largest and perhaps most famous water cascade in the park. This u-shaped waterfall contains 14 falls in total and is more than 262 feet (80 metres) high. Your Highlight Dinner will be served at The Argentine Experience where you'll learn how to prepare your own wine based cocktail, and your own empanadas. Afterwords, savour an Argentinian picada and sample mate and Alfajores, Argentina's famous national sweet. To enhance your dining experience, your dishes will be complemented by Argentinian wines.

Day 8: The Brazilian Side

Location: Iguassu Falls, Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation: Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Accommodation Name: Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Meals Included: Breakfast

Wake up inside the National Park and enjoy breakfast with a tropical view at your hotel. Today you’ll take a guided visit to the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls. While the walk around the Brazilian side is shorter, it's no less impressive. The falls are further away which allows you take in all of them at once with a unique vantage point. Your Local Expert will show you panoramic views of San Martin Island, before you head to the airport for your flight to Rio. Move on to the capital of samba and the home of iconic Copacabana Beach, famous for its stretch of golden sand. Your luxury hotel is situated on the beach itself. The rest of the evening will be at leisure. Either relax at your hotel or head out and explore the area’s local nightlife.

Day 9: Explore Rio De Janeiro

Location: Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation: Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Accommodation Name: Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, visit a local produce market and sample some of Brazil's unique fruits. Afterwards, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience with a local botanist for a special guided visit to Rio’s Botanical Garden, a preservation site for a rare collection of bromeliads and orchids, as well as old trees and exotic plants. Made up of museums, research and cultural centres, the park showcases over 6500 different species of plants, both local and foreign. Enjoy a Highlight Lunch with a classic caipirinha cocktail at Casa Camolese, a contemporary restaurant situated next to the garden. Conclude your day with a cable car ride up to Sugarloaf Mountain.

Day 10: Leisure Time In Rio De Janeiro Relaxed Start

Location: Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation: Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Accommodation Name: Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

In the morning, take a tour of Tijuca Forest National Park, where you’ll find Mount Corcovado, home to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.Spend the afternoon at leisure. Why not soak up the sun on Copacabana Beach or ask your Travel Director for the best spot to grab a Brazilian coffee?In the evening, commemorate your holiday as you join your new friends for a memorable Celebration Dinner at a traditional Brazilian churrascaria, offering views of the Sugarloaf Mountain.

Day 11: Depart Rio De Janeiro

Location: Rio de Janeiro

Meals Included: Breakfast

It’s time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers as your trip comes to an end. Take our organised transfer to Rio de Janeiro-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodations

    Luxury and comfortable stays at selected hotels including the Alvear Icon Hotel in Buenos Aires, Hotel Costanero MGallery in Montevideo, Gran Melia in Iguassu Falls, and Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana.

  • Meals

    Various meals including dinners with wine, lunches with wine, and a celebration dinner at a traditional Brazilian churrascaria.

  • Transportation

    Ferry rides, guided tours, and internal flights as per the itinerary.

  • Guided Tours

    Expert-led tours in Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Colonia del Sacramento, Iguassu Falls, and Rio de Janeiro.

  • Special Experiences

    Unique experiences such as a boat tour in Buenos Aires, olive oil farm visit, wine tasting at Juanicó Winery, and a cable car ride up to Sugarloaf Mountain.

What's Not Included

  • International Flights

    International airfare to and from the start and end points of the tour is not included.

  • Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is not included but is highly recommended for all travelers.

  • Optional Activities

    Any optional tours or activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Personal Expenses

    Expenses of a personal nature like souvenirs, laundry, and tips are not included.

  • Some Meals

    Not all meals are covered.

    Some lunches and dinners will be at the travelers' own expense.

Check out our Q&As

  • What countries does the Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil Discovery tour visit?

    The tour visits Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil.

  • What type of accommodations are included in the tour?

    Accommodations include luxury and comfortable stays at selected hotels such as the Alvear Icon Hotel in Buenos Aires, Hotel Costanero MGallery in Montevideo, Gran Melia in Iguassu Falls, and Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana.

  • What is the starting location of the tour?

    The tour starts in Buenos Aires.

  • What is the ending location of the tour?

    The tour ends in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Are meals included in the tour?

    Yes, various meals including dinners with wine, lunches with wine, and a celebration dinner at a traditional Brazilian churrascaria are included.

  • What type of transportation is provided during the tour?

    Transportation includes ferry rides, guided tours, and internal flights as per the itinerary.

  • What are some highlights of the tour?

    Highlights include a boat tour in Buenos Aires, visiting a local olive oil farm in Colonia Del Sacramento, enjoying a Highlight Lunch at Casa Camolese in Rio de Janeiro, exploring the Argentinian side of Iguassu Falls, and a cable car ride up to Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Are there any exclusions I should be aware of?

    Exclusions include international flights, travel insurance, any optional tours or activities not mentioned in the itinerary, personal expenses like souvenirs, laundry, and tips, and some meals.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    We regret that no refunds can be made for absences from a tour, including experiences such as missed meals or sightseeing.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1978.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Insight Vacations is a founding member of the TreadRight Foundation, a joint initiative created by the brands within The Travel Corporation (TTC) almost 15 years ago to ensure our impact through tourism is positive. Our ethos to #MakeTravelMatter guides our decision-making at every level of our business.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    You have two options as a solo traveller. Either choose to be matched with a same sex partner for a room share - at no extra cost. Or choose a room of your own with a reduced or even free private room upgrade on select tours.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

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