8 day escorted tour itinerary

The Best of Argentina & Brazil

South America's crown jewels

Our tour featuring Tango and Samba takes you to the two fascinating cities of Buenos Aires in Argentina and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Both are famous for their love of dance and music, as raw and exciting as the scenery surrounding the cities. Explore the Argentinean Tango capital, home to Eva Peron and explore its surrounds. Continue to the natural beauty that is Iguazu Falls, where the water's thundering sound creates its own dance beat. Finally, change the rhythm to a Samba in Rio, home of Sugar Loaf Mountain, Copacabana Beach and Christ the Redeemer Statue on Corcovado Mountain.

Please see 2019 group tour departure dates below, private tours depart daily, on request.

22 March

05 April

17 May

07 June

12 July

23 August

27 September 

11, 18 October

15, 22 November 

 

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, capital of Tango
  • Gaucho ranch experience
  • Majestic Iguazu Falls
  • Colourful Rio de Janeiro and Samba extravaganza

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
8 days
Guide Price
£3,259 per person
Price based on
Based on December 19, departure from London Heathrow flying with British Airways, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing) including internal flights.
Our guide price gives you an idea of pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Options
Private or Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • International flights and regional flights from Argentina to Brazil
  • Domestic and international departure taxes
  • Accommodation with private facilities (accommodation listed subject to change), (in case of early transfer breakfast cannot be guaranteed)
  • Meals included as stated
  • Services of an English speaking guide, transfers and tours on a seat-in-coach basis
  • Full day Ranch Estancia Santa Susana tour including lunch, Tango Show including dinner at Tango House El Viejo Almacen, Rio by Night Show and half day Corcovado Tour in Rio
  • All entrance fees and government taxes as appropriate
Not included
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips for the guide and driver

Itinerary Breakdown

Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be transferred to you hotel. 

In the afternoon, you will visit the district of Palermo known for its beautiful parks and artificial lakes. The City Zoo, Botanical Gardens of Buenos Aires, the Argentinian Horse track and the National Polo Fields are all located in this area.

On this tour, you will also get to visit some of the trendiest neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires: Palermo Soho and Palermo Hollywood.  These areas have many designer boutiques for you to discover as well as numerous cafes and restaurants.

The rest of the evening is at leisure. If you would like to continue exploring, we recommend the optional activity Argentina culinary experience. A three-hour tour designed to give an introduction of the best of Argentine cuisine and culture.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Grand Brizo Buenos Aires or similar

Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires, driving along the widest avenue in the world, the Avenida 9 de Julio, to the Plaza Lavalle with the Federal Court of Justice and the Teatro Colón. Taking in the Plaza de Mayo and the Casa Rosada, the pink house, seat of the government the Cabildo (town hall) and the Metropolitan Cathedral, home of the Archbishop of Buenos Aires. You will then take a break at the famous Café Tortoni, the oldest literati café in the city, where you can purchase a cup of coffee and a snack. Continue on to the worker district of La Boca, famous for its colourful tin-houses and history. The Barrio Norte called Recoleta is the quarter of the rich of Buenos Aires. On the cemetery of Recoleta you will find the grave of Eva Duarte who became famous as Evita Perón.

In the evening, enjoy dinner and a tango show, a must when visiting Buenos Aires. You will be taken to the tango house La Ventana, one of the most authentic tango houses in Buenos Aires. Before the show, you have the opportunity to opt for a tango lesson or a wine tasting session. Afterwards enjoy dinner, which includes a three-course meal, and relax as you watch the show. Once the show ends, you will return to the hotel.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Grand Brizo Buenos Aires or similar

After breakfast  you will be collected to enjoy a complete day at the Ranch Estancia Santa Susana, witness the charm of the Argentinian countryside by carriages and horse rides. A barbeque lunch will be served with a selection of salads plus a local dessert. After lunch you can experience the local folklore show with music and dances, join in on typical estancia's activites such as 'carrera de sortijas' where two teams gallop at full tilt under a wooden arch and try to pass a pin through a small ring hanging from the arch. At the end of the day you will be transferred back to the city at one of the following points, your guide will advise you what drop is closest to your hotel.

  • Puerto Madero area/ Woman's Bridge
  • Galerias Pacifico (mall in the corner of Avenue Cordoba & Florida
  • Avenue Santa Fe & 9 de Julio
  • Juncal & Cerrito
  • Obelisco
  • Colon Theatre
  • Irigoyen & Lima Street

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Grand Brizo Buenos Aires or similar

Take a morning flight to Iguazu and upon arrival, travel to the Argentinean National Park and the visitors centre before heading to the Interior Circuit (the down-river falls) and the Superior Circuit (the up-river cascades). The Ecological Jungle Train leads you to the most impressive observation point of the falls, The Devil's Throat. After this, depart to the Brazilian side of the falls and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Wish Resort Golf Convention or similar

Today you will visit the Brazilian side of the falls. Walk along the paths following cascades and along the walkway that leads close to Devil's Throat.

Afternoon is at your leisure.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Wish Resort Golf Convention or similar

Transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro. Arrive in Rio and transfer to your hotel before having a stroll along Copacabana Beach at your leisure. Rio is surrounded by natural beauty on all sides and overlooked by Christ the Redeemer, perched on top of Corcovado blessing the city and Sugar Loaf, one of the most famous postcards of the country.

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Windsor Excelsior Copacabana or similar

After breakfast, you have a chance to enjoy a tour of Corcovado. Depart on the cog train for the ride through Tijuca Forest, up to Corcovado Mountain and enjoy scenic landscapes of the beaches and the city. Climb the steps to the top, where the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer stands. The tour continues, passing by Rio’s world-famous beaches as far as Urca District to board a cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain. At 1200 feet high, you will never forget this experience.

In the evening you will experience Rio by Night, a cultural diversity combining the Northeast, the Amazon, the Pampas with its folklore. This carnival show gathers on stage featuring skilled dancers, entertainers, samba dancers and beautiful costumes. The Samba show includes dinner (no beverages).

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Windsor Excelsior Copacabana or similar

Day at leisure in Rio de Janeiro before your transfer back to the airport for your return flight home or onward travel arrangements.

Points of Interest

  • Buenos Aires

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Casa Rosada
    • San Telmo
    • Colourful La Boca district
    • La Recoleta Cemetery
    • Tango shows
  • Iguazu Falls (BR)

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Views from both Argentina and Brazil
    • Largest series of waterfalls in the world
    • Stunning natural beauty
    • Get close and feel the spray on a series of walkways
    • Devil's Throat
  • Rio de Janeiro

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Sugar Loaf Mountain
    • Corcovado Mountain
    • Christ The Redeemer Statue
    • Copacabana Beach
    • Traditional Samba dance