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Southern Highlights – Buenos Aires to Rio

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Discover the beauty of sophisticated Buenos Aires
Includes return economy airfares

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Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Uncover the delights of two of South America’s most vibrant countries, Argentina and Brazil.

Highlights

Visit the iconic cities of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, and uncover the natural wonders of the interiors, with lush forests, tropical beaches, and of course the mighty Iguassu Falls.

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Discover the beauty of sophisticated Buenos Aires
  • Look in awe at the impressive power of Iguaçu Falls
  • Sip a caipirinha on the beach in southern Brazil
  • Get to know the locals of an Afro-Brazilian Community

Holiday Type

Beach
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Wildlife & Nature
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What's included
  • Small Group Journey with maximum group size 16
  • All authentic local experiences mentioned except where specified optional
  • All international & internal flights
  • 7 nights in 4* hotels & hand-picked local gems
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Arrival transfers & all internal transport
Need to know
  • Arrives: Ezeiza International Airport (EZE)
  • Time difference: GMT-3
  • Visa requirements: British passport holders do not require a tourist visa for stays under 90 days
  • Language: Argentina – Spanish / Brazil – Portuguese
  • Currency: Argentine Peso (ARS) / Brazilian Real (BRL)
  • Flying time from UK: around 16 hours
  • Plug type: Argentina – 3-prong flat blade plug / Brazil – 2 flat pins or 2 round pins
  • Voltage: 110V/220V depending on region
Your route

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from the UK to Buenos Aires.

Fly from the UK to Buenos Aires.

Days 2-3
Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Meet your guide in Argentina’s diverse capital, Buenos Aires, and join the rest of your group for a tour of the city sights. You’ll visit the famous Plaza de Mayo, where Eva Peron made speeches from the balcony of Casa Roasada, and the colourful districts of La Boca and San Telmo. You simply can’t leave Buenos Aires without catching a tango show of some kind, whether it is an energetic street performance or a dinner show at a hotel or a theatre, it’s an impressive and evocative display of dance and expression.

4* Design Suites or similar

Includes a guided tour of the city’s most important highlights

Days 4-5
Foz do Iguaçu

Foz do Iguaçu

Fly north to Foz do Iguaçu and admire the mighty Iguassu Falls, checking out the views from both the Argentina and Brazil sides. In your free time, meet the parrots and toucans in the Bird Park, get closer to the plunging water on a boat trip to the Devil’s Throat, or join the birds as you soar high above the spray of the thundering Iguassu Falls on a thrilling helicopter ride, allowing you to appreciate the sheer scale of the waterfall (all optional, extra cost).

comfort-level hotel

Includes a guided tour of the Brazil side of Iguaçu Falls; a guided tour of the Argentina side of Iguaçu Falls

Days 6-7
Paraty

Paraty

Fly on to pretty Paraty, whose jungle-covered islands are ripe for exploring, snorkelling and beach lazing. Stop off at a cachaça distillery along the way and see how sugarcane is used to create this popular spirit, used in Brazil’s national cocktail, the sweet yet sour caipirinha. Alternatively you can take a boat to a nearby island – there are 65 to choose from! Learn more about the local culture with a visit to an Afro-Brazilian community, where you can watch how they make handicrafts and see traditional dancing, or even have a go yourself.

comfort-level hotel

Includes a visit to an Afro-Brazilian community, with cultural interactions and a traditional meal

Day 8
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Soak up the vibe in energetic Rio de Janeiro and check out the view from the top of Corcovado Mountain, where the Christ the redeemer statue stands with arms outstretched. Grab an iced caipirinha and laze on the long sweep of sand that makes up Copacabana beach, watch the locals playing football or cool off in the waves. You could choose to explore Tijuca National Park, one of the largest urban parks in the world, or perhaps watch a colourful samba show (both optional, extra cost). 

4* Windsor Plaza Hotel or similar

Days 9-10
Depart Rio de Janeiro and return to the UK.

Depart Rio de Janeiro and return to the UK.

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