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Iconic, sophisticated city life and awe-inspiring waterfalls

10 Night Itinerary from  £3,456

Cosmopolitan Tour

Experience the style and culture of Buenos Aires, travel to Uruguay, stand in awe at the Iguazu Waterfalls, and explore spectacular Rio de Janeiro

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • Explore the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires, with a "Parisian" feel
  • Experience the famous tango dance shows; perhaps take some lessons?
  • Venture to the surrounding countryside for an "assado" in the Pampa
  • Visit the colonial city of Colonia, Uruguay on a guided tour 
  • Experience the the Iguazu Falls from the Argentine and Brazilian sides
  • Explore Rio de Janeiro, Sugar Loaf and Christ Redeemer for superb views 
  • Choose a wide range of excursions to discover authentic Rio de Janeiro
  • Visit Petropolis the summer residence of the Brazilian Royal Family
  • Extend your stay on the beach in Buzios, Ilha Grande , Angra/Costa Verde or enjoy the colonial charm of Parati .

This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.

Tour Itinerary

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Buenos Aires - 4 Nights

Day 1 - Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires

Day 2 - Arrive in Buenos Aires

Day 3 - Guided city tour

Day 4 - Evening tango show

Day 5 - Visit to Colonia, Uruguay

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Monday, 17 June 2024

Fly to Buenos Aires

Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires.


Tuesday, 18 June 2024

Arrive in Buenos Aires

Arrive in Buenos Aires in the morning, and transfer to your chosen hotel for a 4-night stay including breakfast. The rest of the day is at leisure.


Wednesday, 19 June 2024

City tour of Buenos Aires

This morning enjoy a guided tour of Buenos Aires, named the “Paris of South America” for its turn of the century French architecture. We visit La Boca, with its brightly coloured houses, the cathedral, the Recoleta area, and the Presidential Palace, with its famous balcony where successive leaders have made appearances.


Thursday, 20 June 2024

Evening tango show

Today, you can choose from a range of optional excursions exploring Buenos Aires and nearby areas. In the evening, take an included visit to Cafe de los Angelitos, where you will enjoy an included 3 course dinner and tango show.


Friday, 21 June 2024

Visit Colonia, Uruguay

Today, travel by ferry across the Plata River estuary to Uruguay, where we spend the day at the UNESCO protected colonial city of Colonia. Here, enjoy a guided walking tour of the historic centre, visit Santísimo Sacramento Church, a bull ring, delightful squares. There is time to relax and explore the cultural gem at your own pace, before returning to Buenos Aires.

De las Americas

Buenos Aires - Tourist Hotel

An elegant hotel with spacious rooms and situated in the heart of the Barrio Norte, an elegant residential and commercial district, within comfortable walking distance of the exclusive shops of the Santa Fe and 9 de Julio avenues. All 162 rooms have private facilities, TV and telephone, mini-bar, and air-conditioning. There is 24 hour room service, a restaurant, two bars and a weekend tango show.

Bar

Intersur Recoleta

Buenos Aires - First Hotel

The Intersur has a super location in the Recoleta district of Buenos Aires and offers elegant, classically-styled air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant, gym, bar and spa. FREE Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. An excellent base from which to explore Buenos Aires.

Hotel Front1

Sofitel Recoleta

Buenos Aires - Luxury Hotel

Located in the elegant Recoleta neighbourhood, Sofitel Recoleta is a luxurious 5-star hotel providing an authentic experience. 

The comfortable, air-conditioned, double or twin rooms have free WIFI, private bathroom, safe, mini bar, city or garden views. 

Public areas include the Alma Buenos Aires restaurant specialising  in seasonal local meats and vegetables. There is also a swimming pool, bar, fitness centre, sauna, and massage room.

Staying in Recoleta, you are close to several attractions, like Patio Bullrich Shopping, facing the Sofitel, and Avenida Alvear and its French architecture and luxury stores, a few blocks from the hotel. Visit Teatro Colón, in the world's top 5, National Museum of Fine Arts & El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore. See the elegant neighbourhood near Puerto Madero and Women's Bridge, which marks its landscape.

The rates include breakfast.

Sofitel Recoleta
Aerial of Hotels & Waterfalls

Iguazu Falls - 2 Nights

Day 6 - Fly to Iguazu

Day 7 - Tour of the Iguazu Falls

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Saturday, 22 June 2024

Fly to Iguazu

Transfer to the airport and fly to Buenos Aires. On arrival, transfer to your chosen hotel for a 2-night stay including breakfast. The rest of the day is at leisure.


Sunday, 23 June 2024

Tour of Iguazu Falls

Today, enjoy a morning tour of the Iguazu Falls with an expert local guide, with perhaps the highlight being getting up close at Devil's Throat, perhaps the most majestic of Iguazu's cascades. The rest of the day is free for you to explore at leisure, or relax at your hotel. 

La Cantera

Iguazu Falls - Tourist Lodge

Located in the forest outside of the town of Puerto Iguazu, and 15 minutes from the falls, La Cantera Jungle Lodge has rooms distrubited in a series of bungalows connected by raised walkways. The rooms are spacious  and well appointed, with a balcony looking out into the forest as well as private facilities and air conditioning. The hotel has a restaurant and a swimming pool with a terrace area for relaxing.

1972 La Cantera

Gran Melia Iguazu

Iguazu Falls - First Hotel

Set within the Iguazu National Park the Gran Melia Iguazu Hotel is a three-story hotel with spectaculars views of the magnificent Iguazu Falls. It is the only hotel with rooms that look directly over the Falls.

The superb public facilities include an infinity pool with views of the Iguazu Falls, the Yasi Spa and health club, 4 bars (the rooftop bar is a great place to enjoy a drink and the fantastic views) and the Merkado Restaurant serving international and Argentine specialities. 

The hotel has 177 guest rooms split by deluxe, red level and suite categories. All rooms are air-conditioned and extremely well-appointed with private bathroom, king size beds, safe, mini bar, TV and luxury in room amenities. 

From the hotel, you can easily walk to the nearby trails to observe the Falls, ideal for those who want to beat the tourist crowds and have more flexibility. The hotel also offers tango lessons, yoga classes and photographic tours.

The rates are on a room and breakfast basis.

Gran Melia Iguazu overlooking the falls

Awasi Iguazu

Iguazu Falls - Luxury Hotel

Awasi Iguazú is located on the Argentinian side of the Iguazú Falls. The hotel has the same philosophy as all Awasi hotels: assigning a private vehicle and guide per room to provide guests with personalised services and tailor-made experiences. 

The 14 suites (including one master suite) are located in a private reserve on the edge of the River Iguazú, just 15 minutes from the falls. Each room is stand-alone, and built on stilts for minimal environmental impact. Guests have their own independence and privacy whilst also being able to enjoy the communal area of the Main Lodge. As well as private excursions to the falls, Awasi Iguazú offers unique and innovative jungle excursions, which allow guests to experience not only the falls, but also the fauna, flora and indigenous cultures of the surrounding Atlantic Rainforest.

The rates include airport transfers, lodging, all meals, private excursions and all drinks.

Villa Private Plunge Pool Awasi Iguazu PH Federico Garcia
Terrace restaurant with Bossa Nova music and view

Rio de Janeiro - 4 Nights

Day 8 - Brazilian side of the falls and fly to Rio de Janeiro

Day 9 - Guided tour of Rio de Janeiro

Day 10 - At leisure in Rio de Janeiro

Day 11 - At leisure - optional excursions 

Day 12 - Fly back to the UK, or extend on the beach in Buzios

Day 13 - Arrive in the UK

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Monday, 24 June 2024

Brazilian side of the falls and fly to Rio de Janeiro

This morning we cross the border into Brazil and have the opportunity to view the Iguassu Falls from the Brazilian side in the company of a local guide. After taking in various spectacular walkways and platforms, we continue to the airport and fly to Rio de Janeiro. On arrival, transfer to your chosen hotel for a 4-night stay including breakfast.


Tuesday, 25 June 2024

Guided tour of Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy a guided tour of Rio today, visiting the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer at Corcovado Mountain, the Bohemian Santa Teresa district, and the historic city centre of Rio de Janeiro, home of the Portuguese Royal Family.


Wednesday, 26 June 2024

At leisure in Rio de Janeiro

A day to explore Rio de Janeiro on an optional excursion, or perhaps head to Ipanema or Copacabana beach and enjoy the famous ambiance.


Thursday, 27 June 2024

At leisure - optional excursions

There are many optional tours and excursions available: including art galleries, music of Brazil, Sugar Loaf Mountain, a visit to the Maracana Football stadium, or perhaps a visit to the botanical gardens.


Friday, 28 June 2024

Fly back to the UK, or take the opportunity to extend your holiday for a few more days :

Transfer to the airport and fly back to the UK on an overnight flight.

Or extend your holiday to stay on the beach in Buzios for 3 or more nights, from £520 per person at Hotel Vila D'Este; or stay at Pedra da Laguna (First) or Insolito (Deluxe).

Consider also staying on the beach south of Rio de Janeiro, in Angra/Costa Verde, Ilha Grande, or enjoy the colonial charm of Parati with pedestrian streets, boat trips onto the islands, character hotels/pousadas with gardens and pool, restaurants, bars and shops.

Or rent a charming tranquil house or a stunning deluxe villa, both with housekeeper and service, located on the peninsula outside town, overlooking the sea and surrounded by forest.


Saturday, 29 June 2024

Arrive in the UK

Arrive back in the UK.

Windsor Martinique Hotel

Rio de Janeiro - Tourist Hotel

Located close to Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and other nearby attractions, the Windsor Martinique is a comfortable, cosy base to explore.

The 124 double or twin air-conditioned rooms have double or single beds, cable TV, minibar, and electronic safe. The private bathroom offers a shower, hairdryer and amenities kit.

The hotel has a breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi, a private rooftop swimming pool and a fitness room.

The rates include breakfast.

 

The rooftop pool

Sol Ipanema Hotel

Rio de Janeiro - Tourist Hotel

The Sol Ipanema is located on Ipanema Beach, in the upmarket residential area of Ipanema. All 90 rooms come with air conditioning, mini bar, background music, safe, telephone, cable TV and connection to the Internet. There is also a beauty parlour and a restaurant. The small swimming pool and the bar on the terrace provide panoramic views over Ipanema beach. Accommodation includes room and breakfast.

Explore further with a Virtual Tour

1769 Sol Ipanema Hotel

Fairmont Copacabana

Rio de Janeiro - Luxury Hotel

Located by Copacabana Beach with views of Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Fairmont Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana is one of the top luxury hotels in Rio. The hotel has been inspired by the glamour carioca in the 1950's, with elegant and stylish public areas and guest rooms.

The hotel has two swimming pools, a spa, sauna, fitness centre and bars. The restaurant offers breathtaking ocean views, with the freshest seafood and premium meats grilled in a Josper charcoal over, lending the dishes a lightly and unique smoky aroma.

There are 375 air-conditioned double or twin rooms, with 52 suites decorated in blue tones inspired in the colours of Copacabana sea, offering generous comfort and the best view of the wonderful city. In total, there are 10 room categories all with private bathroom and balcony. Gold Rooms offer a private lounge and exclusive services. 

The central location of the Fairmont Rio means it is perfect for either guided or independent sightseeing explorations. 

Pool

Price Guidelines

Season Low Season
Travel Dates January to June & September to December 15
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £3,456 £4,184 £4,898

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.


What's Included

  • 13 Days/10 Nights
  • International flights (2 overnight)
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Transport and meals as shown.

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