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Experience contrasting Spanish and Portuguese colonial heritage, discovering cosmopolitan cities and magnificent waterfalls.

12 Night Itinerary from  £3,527

Heritage Tour

Enjoy cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, admire the stunning Iguazu Waterfalls, explore Rio de Janeiro wonderful setting, royal history and vibrant lifestyle and discover Salvador's colonial and African heritage. Excellent variety of cuisine.

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • Explore the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires with a "European" style
  • Take a day trip across the river to Colonia in Uruguay
  • Experience the famous tango shows with outstanding dancers
  • Venturo inland on a day trip for an "assado" in a Pampa Hacienda
  • Stand in awe at Latin America's greatest waterfall - The Iguazu Falls
  • Explore Rio de Janeiro, Sugar Loaf and Christ Redeemer for stunning views 
  • Take a wide range of excursions to discover authentic Rio de Janeiro
  • Experience Brazilian cuisine from small to swanky restaurants and bars
  • Discover the colonial heritage of Salvador arquitecture
  • Unique Afro-Portuguese blend is the essence of Brazilian identity
  • Rich African cultural heritage in Orixas, naive painting, music, literature
  • Stay on the beach at Praia do Forte or Morro Sao Paulo idyllic tropical coast

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 - 3 Nights

Day 1 - Overnight travel to Argentina

Day 2 - Buenos Aires

Day 3 - Guided City Tour of Buenos Aires

Day 4 - Day at Leisure in Buenos Aires

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Monday, 20 May 2024

Overnight travel to Argentina

We depart from London Gatwick to Madrid for an overnight flight to Buenos Aires, staying for three nights.


Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Buenos Aires

Arriving early in the morning at Buenos Aires, you will be met by your Guide and taken to your chosen hotel. We conduct an introductory briefing. In the afternoon you have the flexibility of persuing your own interests or perhaps visiting Recoleta Park, exploring this elegant neighbourhood, and relax at a traditional cafe whilst absorbing the spirit of Argentinean life. 


Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Guided City Tour of Buenos Aires

We begin in the neighborhood of La Boca, painted a mish-mash of vibrant primary colours, where artists sell their works and tango dancers entertain passersby. We continue towards the city centre's prominent obelisk, the Cathedral and the Presidential Palace or "Pink House"; an area famous for its glorious architecture of French styled buildings, cafes, elegantly dressed people and tree-lined avenues.

 


Thursday, 23 May 2024

Day at Leisure in Buenos Aires

Today you have the flexibility to pursue your own interests. Private excursions include a boat trip to the Tigre Delta or visiting Colonia in Uruguay.

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.

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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.

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Mine Boutique

Buenos Aires - First Boutique

This boutique hotel is located in the heart of Palermo Soho, metres from Plaza Julio Cortazar and many other touristic points of the city such as La boca, San Telmo, and the Plaza de Mayo. With strong Thai influences mixed with modern elements, the ground floor is warmly decorated.

1944 Mine Boutique

Alvear Palace Hotel

Buenos Aires - Deluxe Hotel

In 1932 a classic was born in Buenos AIres, the Alvear Palace Hotel, a genuine palace right in the heart of the city. Constructed of materials imported from France, the hotel became one of the most characteristic buildings in town, strictly keeping the Louis XVI style.

Situated in the elegant quarter of Recoleta, close to the Park, lined with excellent restaurants and street cafes. Rooms are spacious and service and decor are first class

Recently the hotel has been completely refurbished, sticking to the original glory.

 

1939 Alvear Palace Hotel

Legado Mitico

Buenos Aires - First Boutique

In Palermo Viejo a neighbourhood with an interesting past and an avant-garde present we find the Legado Mitico hotel, ideal for those who seek the authentic & sophisticated. Eleven ensuite rooms with air conditioned, LCD TV, minibar, and safe. There is a jacuzzi and solarium and internet access.

1940 Legado Mitico
Iguassu waterfalls at close range

Iguazu Falls - 2 Nights

Day 5 - Travel to Iguazu

Day 6 - Explore the Argentinean Falls

 

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Friday, 24 May 2024

Travel to Iguazu

We continue our journey by flying to Iguazu Falls, one of South America's most spectacular sights. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to explore the Falls on a short walk.
 


Saturday, 25 May 2024

Explore the Argentinean Falls

In the morning we explore the Argentinean side of the Falls. This is a great opportunity to appreciate the myriad of waterfalls, surrounding tropical forest and diverse wildlife as well as venture to the Garganta del Diablo or "Devils Throat" for a view from above the Falls. In the afternoon you have the flexibility to relax, or continue exploring Iguazu on your own.

Recanto Park

Iguassu Falls - Tourist Hotel

Located outside the town of Iguassu and well outside the National Parkarea, this hotel is excellent value, with 295 fully equipped modern rooms with wooden floors, a restaurant, bar and spacious leisure area with a large swimming pool.

1789 Recanto Park

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

San Martin

Iguassu Falls - Tourist Resort

Situated by the main entrance to the Iguassu National Park, this hotel provides good access to the airport and the waterfalls. Surrounded by lush vegetation a number walking trails are available to guests. The hotel has a spa, gym, large swimming pool and restaurant making for a comfortable stay.

All rooms are air-conditioned, with television, minibar, telephone FREE Wi-FI and safe.

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Bourbon Cataratas Resort

Iguassu Falls - First Hotel

The Bourbon has a spacious area, excellent facilities, a swimming pool, tennis courts, a health club and two restaurants. It is located on the road between the town and the Iguassu Falls and the best hotel outside the National Park area. There are 300 rooms all with air-conditioning, able TV and bathroom.

1791 Bourbon Cataratas Resort

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

Hotel das Cataratas

Iguassu Falls - Luxury Hotel

The iconic Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is the only hotel located overlooking the Iguassu Falls within the National Park. Restored to its original 1950s charm, the hotel’s hacienda-style exterior is matched by its warm, inviting interior design. The Hotel das Cataratas is a very special place to stay.

Public areas include a large swimming pool, the Ipe Grill, Itaipa Restarurant, Bar Taroba, shops, fitness centre, tennis courts and a beautiful spa.

The elegantly furnished rooms are either junior suites (35m2) or Cataratas suites (65m2). All are air-conditioned, with private bathroom, living room, minibar, TV and luxury toiletries.

The hotel has extensive and beautiful gardens, from where you can walk directly to the falls at your leisure. There are several activities available including helicopter rides over the falls, guided walks in the early morning, during the day or at night and birdwatching tours. For the more adventurous, white water rafting is great fun.

The rates are on a room and breakfast basis.

 

Hotel das Cataratas
Ipanema beachfront walk

Rio de Janeiro - 4 Nights

Day 7 - Brazilian Falls and Rio

Day 8 - City Tour of Rio de Janeiro

Day 9 - Day at Leisure in Rio de Janeiro

Day 10 - Day at Leisure in Rio de Janeiro

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Sunday, 26 May 2024

Brazilian Falls and Rio

In the morning we cross the border to discover the Brazilian side of the Falls which offers fantastic panoramic views of the river as vast torrent of water cascade over the falls. In the afternoon we fly to Rio de Janeiro and transfer to the hotel, close to Copacabana beach and the vibrant district of Ipanema.


Monday, 27 May 2024

City Tour of Rio de Janeiro

We begin our tour by visiting the famous Statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain where you can admire spectacular 360° views of the city, tropical forest, granite peaks and bay. From here we visit the bohemian district of Santa Teresa, once home to the rich and famous it's now occupied by galleries, writers, musicians and artists. Our journey continues into the city centre for lunch at one of Rio's oldest coffee shops, after which you visit the Cathedral and travel into the historical district to admire the strong colonial architecture and charming atmosphere.

 


Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Day at Leisure in Rio de Janeiro

Today you have the flexibility to pursue your own interests. We have a wide range of optional excursions for you to enjoy.


Wednesday, 29 May 2024

Day at leisure in Rio de Janeiro

We have another day to explore Rio further.

 

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.

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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. 

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Salvador Cathedral

Salvador - 3 Nights

Day 11 - Travel to Salvador da Bahia

Day 12 - Guided City Tour of Salvador

Day 13 - Day at Leisure in Salvador

Day 14 - Return flight to the UK

Day 15 - Arrive in the UK

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Thursday, 30 May 2024

Travel to Salvador da Bahia

Continuing our journey we fly to Salvador and transfer to our hotel for 3 nights. Salvador is the heart of Brazilian identity with roots in Porguguese colonial history, blending with African culture, music, Candomble, Capoeira and the Orixa deities. This European and African blend has produced an explosion of creativity in the arts, music, dance and literature. The old town centre, the Pelourinho, was restored and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site with restaurants, art galleries and music centres in colonial houses.


Friday, 31 May 2024

Guided City Tour of Salvador

We journey through the cobbled streets of Salvador, with splendid colonial architecture, which stand as a reminder of a bygone era when Salvador was at the height of its glory in the 18th century. We explore the upper and lower parts of the city, we visit the numerous churches, squares, fortifications and symbols of Salvador's rich diversity of faiths and cultures, as we immerse ourselves into the heart of Brazil's colonial roots from Portuguese and African influences.


Saturday, 01 June 2024

Day at Leisure in Salvador

Today you have the flexibility to pursue your own interests. Private excursions include: Visit the Old city of Cachoeira in the "Reconcavo Bahiano" or a cruise of the Bay and Island of Itaparica.


Sunday, 02 June 2024

Return flight to the UK

Transfer to the airport for overnight flight to the UK.


Monday, 03 June 2024

Arrive in the UK

Casa do Amarelindo

Salvador da Bahia - Tourist Hotel

Located in the old Pelourinho area, the hotel has the warm, colourful decoration of Bahia and with 10 comfortable rooms with ceiling fan and air conditioning, bath, CD and DVD player, free WiFi, hair dryer, safe and satellite TV. Breakfast can be taken all day by the pool, the panoramic terrace or the restaurant.

1781 Casa Do Amarelindo

Pousada Refúgio da Vila

Salvador da Bahia - First Pousada

Located only 50km from Salvador, Pousada Refúgio da Vila offers impeccable and personal service with comfort and refinement, in the tranquility and exuberance of nature in Praia do Forte, on the coast of Bahia.

There’s a cozy ambiance in the Pousada’s thirty suites, all carefully decorated with rustic furniture.

Each of the 30 air-conditioned suites have a king size bed, with percale linen and feather pillows, telephone, minibar, DVD, TV (SKY HDTV), digital safe, individual balconies with hammock and Internet Wi-Fi.

The Pousada is known for its fantastic breakfast and delicious teas at dusk. The specialty is seafood and the delicacies of Bahia cuisine, featuring shrimp moqueca and the traditional abrá served with vatapá among other delicious dishes.

Public facilities include a living room, pool bar, library, adult swimming pool with jacuzzi and ample green spaces and gym. Guests can also enjoy surfing, diving, quad biking to the Sapiranga Reserve, whale watching (from July to October), visits to the Garcia D´Avila castle, bird watching and horseback riding.

The rates are on a bed and breakfast basis.

Pousada Refugio da Vila

Villa Bahia

Salvador da Bahia - First Hotel

The hotel is located in the heart of Salvador's historical centre and colonial architecture, close to Pelourinho, the Church of Sao Francisco and the main square. It is a converted historic building with 17 spacious bedrooms with sofas, table, wardrobe, air conditioning, TV, minibar, hair dryer, large private bathrooms and shower. Some rooms have a four poster bed, others a double bed with a net and others two single beds.

The character decoration recalls the most important moments in the history of the Portuguese explorers, of the African and Asian trade exchanges, of the sea routes, closely tied to the spice trade.

The common areas recall the genius of the great Portuguese navigators, of Pedro Alvarez Cabral, who in 1500 discovered Brazil; of Magellan, of Vasco de Gama sailing to Africa and India; and of the advances made in seafaring that made it possible for them to bring different worlds closer to each other.

The gourmet restaurant with Bahia gourmet cuisine is excellent and there is a sitting room, swimming pool, cosy patio with tables, chairs and plants and a spa with wonderful, exotic massage. The restaurant and bar evoke the theme of the Spice Route. The spa invites you to discover beauty care and relaxation inspired by the knowledge Guarani Indians have passed down for generations to each other.

 

1780 Villa Bahia

Zank by Toque Hotel

Salvador da Bahia - First Hotel

The Zank by Toque Hotel offers a personalised service, in the modern "bohemian" area of Rio Vermelho in Salvador. Its indoor design reflects the Brazilian atmosphere, with furniture and objects made by Brazilian designers from the best antique shops and studios. At the entrance is the centennial old house with the reception, restaurant and three suites evoking the baroque, colonial and modern periods to which the contemporary building has been added with a beautiful view of the ocean and seventeen bedrooms inspired in the classic contemporary, tropicalist, neo baroque and roots minimalist styles. All have well appointed private facilities, TV, air conditioning, mini-bar, wardrobe, telephone and room service.

The Zank Restaurant Restô presents a menu signed by Paulinho Martins under the command of Denise Campanharo, with a contemporary reading of Brazilian gastronomy. "We searched to develop a kitchen strongly based in our roots and traditions. The Zank have a menu based on the tradition, modernity and subtleness, always applying the best fresh products of our region."

Zank also offers relaxing and well-being in the Drika Saad Spa including Body therapies : drainage, gommage, hydrating, shiatsu, hot stones, reflexology, facial (cleansing, shiatsu, masks) and others (acupuncture, tanning, manicure, pedicure.

The Lounge has a library and video store, which main theme is the Brazilian cordel literature as well as an ocean view.

 

1778 Zank By Toque Hotel

Fasano

Salvador da Bahia - Deluxe Hotel

Located at Castro Alves Square, Salvador's Historic Centre, the deluxe Fasano Hotel has an unparalleled view of the Todos os Santos Bay.

The air-conditioned rooms have king-size beds, Egyptian cotton sheets, spacious living room, television and marble bathroom. Most rooms have sea views.

Italian cuisine is served in the restaurant. Other public areas include a stunning rooftop swimming pool, Spa and fitness centre.

Hotel Fasano Salvador Façade

Price Guidelines

Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates 8 Jan-30 Jun, 1 Sep-8 Dec 1 Jul-31 Aug, 9 Dec-7 Jan
Room Arrangement First Deluxe First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £3,527 £4,479 £3,666 £4,619
Single Traveller - Own Room £4,933 £6,222 £6,022 £7,344

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


What's Included

  • 15 Days / 12 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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