Impressions of South America

Impressions of South America

47 Views
9 Days
From

$4097

$3892

Impressions of South America

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

Visiting: Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

LISAZN20

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

From:
$4097
$3892 (USD) The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205
See local operators tour description
- Sign In

This tour is no longer available, please see similar tours below or send an enquiry

Tour Overview

From the vibrant shores of Copacabana to the thundering Iguassu Falls, South America waits! Your nine-day South America tour sees you visiting Rio's most exciting places, watching rivetted as dancers perform an unforgettable tango in Buenos Aires, and admiring the vibrant colors and wildlife of UNESCO-listed Iguassu National Park.

Highlights

  • 7 Breakfast (B)

  • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)

  • 2 Regional Dinner (RD)

  • Rio de Janeiro: At dinner there will be a mixology demonstration where you will learn how to mix a caipirinha, the national cocktail of Brazil.

  • Buenos Aires: Visit a family-run gaucho ranch for an energizing event of food, drink, music, dance and horseback riding demonstrations. Kick off with a lunch of empanadas, salads, asado meat of sausages, chicken and beef and drinks followed by flan with dulce de leche for dessert. You’ll even learn how to grill the asado. Discoveries continue over a demonstration of gaucho´s skill with horses and a lively show. Take time to wander among the historic, 150-year-old building past the cows and horses before taking home your keepsake leather accessory gift typical of this region.

  • Buenos Aires: Experience the beauty of the Tango and learn about its traditions.

  • Buenos Aires: Visit a gaucho painter’s studio to view his works, appreciate the diverse subjects of his paintings, learn the history of the gaucho town followed by a fascinating drawing demonstration.

  • Buenos Aires: Uncover San Antonio de Areco, the heart of the “gaucho” traditions in the “pampas” region. Walk around the small village’s cobblestoned streets appreciating its quaint historical centre. See the main square, the church, and meet some of the locals along the way. Also known as the ‘Cradle of Tradition’ the colonial town was founded over 280 years ago and is filled with old bars (“pulperías”) and artisan shops with over 30 silversmiths. Known as “platería criolla”, the traditional Argentinean silverworks include knives, jewellery and other traditional items.

  • Rio de Janeiro: Journey high above Guanabara Bay first to Urca hill and then the top of Sugarloaf at 1,299 feet above sea level for views of Botafogo cove, Copacabana, and Guanabara Bay. Take in all the dramatic views with plenty of photos knowing you’re a part of history. This Cable Car linking Urca hill to Sugarloaf Mountain built in 1912 was the first Brazilian cable car and the third in the world. You’ll also learn the story of the name Sugarloaf, the most popular version saying that from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, at the peak of sugar cane production, the mounds of refined sugar resembled the shape of the mountain itself. A sweet story with a stunning view.

  • Corcovado: Climb into the clouds to the top of Corcovado Mountain to visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer. You’ll ride the Corcovado Railway, the first electrified railroad in Brazil, and an icon itself. The railway is actually older than the monument and even transported the pieces of the monument. The train has taken popes, kings, princes, presidents, artists, scientists - and now you - since its start in 1884. You’ll feel good about your travels too knowing that this electric train doesn’t pollute the surrounding Tijuca National Park. As you ascend 2,379 feet, consider the history of Christ the Redeemer built from 1926-1931, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and one of the most famous Art Déco sculptures. Gaze out the window at the views of the Rio de Janeiro and, at the top, stand beneath the famous statue’s feet looking up to its top of 98 feet high.

Show all

Itinerary

Expand All
Day 1: Arrive Rio De Janeiro
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Accommodation: Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
Meals Included: Welcome Reception

Launch your leisurely exploration of South America to the sultry beats of the Bossa Nova and Samba. A local host will take you to your hotel where you’ll enjoy superb ocean views of Copacabana beach and its beautiful people, just minutes from downtown Rio. This evening, we enjoy a festive Welcome Reception with our Travel Director and fellow travelers.

Day 2: Rio De Janeiro Sightseeing And At Leisure
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Accommodation: Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
Meals Included: Breakfast

The rhythm of Rio is yours to explore this morning. Join your Local Specialist to delve into the captivating contrasts of Brazil’s cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city). See the 18th-century Carioca Aqueduct, colonial Candelaria Church, and the home of the Rio Carnival, the Sambodromo. Journey high above Guanabara Bay and summit Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for a 'pinch me moment' of inspiring bay and city views. Spend the evening at leisure.

Day 3: Rio De Janeiro Sightseeing And At Leisure
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Accommodation: Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
Meals Included: Breakfast, Regional Dinner

Hands outstretched, the iconic Christ the Redeemer welcomes you to the hunched outcrop of Corcovado, sharing his impressive panoramic view of a city that loves to celebrate. This afternoon, soak in the shores of Copacabana and Ipanema. Kick back and watch tanned sun-worshippers playing volleyball and sip a caipirinha or two, which you’ll learn to mix this evening, followed by a sizzling barbecue at a local churrascaria Regional Dinner. Bom proveito!

Day 4: Rio De Janeiro – Iguassu Falls Connect With Locals
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls
Accommodation: Hotel Mercure
Meals Included: Breakfast

Journey into some of South America’s most beautiful natural landscapes taking a flight from Rio to Iguassu Falls, the UNESCO-listed magnificent falls that straddle the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls, 'Big Waters', in Iguassu National Park with a Local Specialist. Hike to the cascading falls through giant clouds and sprays of water feeling refreshed in the humidity. You’ll learn that while hot and humid, this lush micro-climate supports diverse fauna in its subtropical rainforest of over 2,000 species of vascular plants. Conclude your day crossing the border to Argentina to your hotel.

Day 5: Iguassu National Park Argentinian Side With Local Specialist
Location: Iguassu Falls
Accommodation: Hotel Mercure
Meals Included: Breakfast

Get a different perspective of grandeur on the Argentinian side of the falls at the Devil's throat. Your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience finds you paying a visit to the Guarani community of Fortín M'bororé who open their doors to reveal the secrets of the jungle, their natural medicine, culture, songs, dances, crafts, philosophy and beliefs. Discover with the Guarani the "Spirit of the Trees", a walk where you learn to walk through the interior of the Jungle guided by aboriginal experts. This afternoon, join an optional experience on Gran Aventura boat tour or an Argentinean experience learning about Argentine culture, tasting local dishes in a five-course dinner, sampling four Argentinean wines and mingling with travelers from around the world.

Day 6: Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires Dive Into Culture
Location: Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires
Accommodation: Alvear Art Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Regional Dinner

Take a flight from Iguassu Falls to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. Check into your hotel located in the heart of the cultural center at the historic Plaza San Martin and, with the rest of the day free, perhaps take a stroll around this upscale part of the city. This evening dive into culture watching the passionate fiery and precise steps of some of Buenos Aires most talented tango dancers. Here at El Viejo Almacen in the neighborhood of San Telmo, you’re in the most classic house of tango putting on shows since 1969 and preserving the architecture and atmosphere of Tango culture.

Day 7: Buenos Aires Sightseeing And At Leisure
Location: Buenos Aires
Accommodation: Alvear Art Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Take in the sights of Buenos Aires on a City Tour to the pink palace, cathedral and La Boca neighborhood. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and explore this exciting city on your own or join one of our tempting optionals. Head to the northern outskirts of Buenos Aires to the lush countryside of the Tigre Delta, a popular weekend getaway of scenery, summer residences, yachting and a chance to see another way of Argentine life. Or venture on a wine tasting trip to “El Querandi,” a big house located in the historical district and considered a living testimony of the city originally founded as a bar in 1920.

Day 8: Buenos Aires At Leisure Connect With Locals
Location: Buenos Aires
Accommodation: Alvear Art Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Be My Guest

Leave Buenos Aires to San Antonio de Areco, the heart of the “gaucho” traditions in the “pampas” region, for a tour along its quaint streets lined with silversmiths. Take part in a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience visiting a local project of the Local Association for disabled people who are keeping up the tradition of making the "alpargatas" shoes. Appreciate more artisans paying a visit to a local artisits studio observing how masterpieces are created. Cap off your day with a Be My Guest lunch, complete with sizzling asado steak, at a family-owned gaucho ranch where your watch cowboys show off the horsemanship accompanied by music and dance.

Day 9: Depart Buenos Aires
Location: Buenos Aires
Meals Included: Breakfast

Our South America adventure comes to an end this morning. Say a fond hasta luego to Buenos Aires and newfound friends, transferring to the airport for your flight home or choose to extend your stay.

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • A Trafalgar bonus all Intra-Air Flights: Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu and Iguassu to Buenos Aires, including porter service at all airports

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Optional Experiences and free time

show more

Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

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

    Yes

Reviews of this Operator

Renato Arrieta  

Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

Feefo Trusted Reviews
King Ng, Lafayette, California  

Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

Feefo Trusted Reviews
Trusted Customer  

Best of Egypt

14-Jan-2023

We really did see the best of Egypt and beyond. Our tour guide, Mohammad, guided us through the rich history and the urban and rural life of such a unique and delightful country. We felt very safe and pampered.

Feefo Trusted Reviews
Marshal Daguio  

Wonderful Best Of Turkey

06-Nov-2021

It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

Feefo Trusted Reviews
Barbara, Canada  

Irish Experience

09-Nov-2021

I am single and travel alone. I always feel secure and well-looked after when I travel with Trafalgar

Feefo Trusted Reviews

Dates & Availability

tourhub Discount Available - Sign In

Instant Booking Available

Friday - Saturday

Jan 17, 2025 - Jan 25, 2025
$4097 $3892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Friday - Saturday

Feb 14, 2025 - Feb 22, 2025
$4097 $3892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Friday - Saturday

Feb 21, 2025 - Mar 01, 2025
$4417 $4196 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$221 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Friday - Saturday

Mar 14, 2025 - Mar 22, 2025
$4097 $3892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Friday - Saturday

Apr 11, 2025 - Apr 19, 2025
$4097 $3892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Friday - Saturday

Apr 25, 2025 - May 03, 2025
$4097 $3892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Friday - Saturday

May 09, 2025 - May 17, 2025
$4097 $3892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Friday - Saturday

May 16, 2025 - May 24, 2025
$4097 $3892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Friday - Saturday

Jun 06, 2025 - Jun 14, 2025
$4097 $3892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Friday - Saturday

Jun 13, 2025 - Jun 21, 2025
$4097 $3892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Friday - Saturday

Jun 27, 2025 - Jul 05, 2025
$4097 $3892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Friday - Saturday

Jul 11, 2025 - Jul 19, 2025
$4097 $3892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Friday - Saturday

Jul 25, 2025 - Aug 02, 2025
$4097 $3892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Friday - Saturday

Aug 08, 2025 - Aug 16, 2025
$4097 $3892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Friday - Saturday

Sep 05, 2025 - Sep 13, 2025
$4097 $3892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Friday - Saturday

Sep 26, 2025 - Oct 04, 2025
$4097 $3892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Friday - Saturday

Oct 03, 2025 - Oct 11, 2025
$4097 $3892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Friday - Saturday

Oct 10, 2025 - Oct 18, 2025
$4097 $3892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Friday - Saturday

Oct 24, 2025 - Nov 01, 2025
$4097 $3892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Friday - Saturday

Nov 07, 2025 - Nov 15, 2025
$4097 $3892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Friday - Saturday

Nov 14, 2025 - Nov 22, 2025
$4097 $3892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Friday - Saturday

Dec 05, 2025 - Dec 13, 2025
$4097 $3892 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$205 (USD)

Book with Confidence

  • Low Deposit

    Trafalgar requires a minimum deposit of 350 USD per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 90 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of trafalgar charges.

    Up to 91 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 80% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

Why book with tourhub?

Safe & Secure

Your money is protected in an external trust until you travel.

pts logo

100% Guaranteed Refunds if your trip is cancelled.


The safest way to make overseas, multi-currency payments.

Guaranteed Best Value

Industry leading discounts, we won't be beaten on price.


No cancellation or amendment fees from tourhub.

(Operator terms may apply)

Expert Knowledge

Reliable & unbiased advice from travel experts.


Direct contact with the tour operator via our messaging service.


Inspiration & advice from a community of 6000+ real travellers, influencers & content creators.

Trusted Service

Official partners & licensed agents of 1000+ tour operators worldwide.


Don't just take our word for it...

"Tourhub: Friendliness, Professionalism & Integrity I would happily give tourhub a 6* review if I could..."

Similar Tours

Travel Guru Features

Our Reviews