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Argentina & Brazil Holidays

Heritage Tour

12 Night Itinerary from £3,072

Multi-country Landmark Tour

 

Enjoy cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, admire the Iguazu Falls, explore Rio's majestic setting, royal history and vibrancy, and discover Salvador's colonial and African heritage

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • Explore the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires and experience its famous tango
  • Stand in awe at Latin America's greatest waterfall - The Iguazu Falls
  • Explore Rio de Janeiro, including visiting Christ the Redeemer for extraordinary views 
  • Choose from a huge range of excursions to discover authentic Rio 
  • Discover the colonial heritage of Salvador and its Afro-Portuguese traditions

This itinerary can be modified and adapted to your preference with a specialst advisor, who can provide a guaranteed price, based on hotels, transport, excursions and flights.

Tour Itinerary

1690 Buenos Aires

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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Day 1

Overnight travel to Argentina

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


Day 2

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. 


Day 3

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.

 


Day 4

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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Loi Suites Recoleta

Buenos Aires - First Hotel

The Loi Suites Hotel is located in the Recoleta area of Buenos Aires, close to the best shops and the trendy cafes overlooking the park. The hotel has 112 fully equipped rooms and suites combining style comfort and technology, and all decorated with tasteful beiges and creams creating a relaxing home away from home. There is a restaurant, bar, indoor heated swimming pool and health club.

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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.

 

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Iguazu Falls - 2 Nights

Day 5 - Travel to Iguazu

Day 6 - Explore the Argentinean Falls

 

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Day 5

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.
 


Day 6

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.

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.

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Iguazu Grand Casino

Iguazu Falls - First Hotel

Iguazu Grand Hotel Resort & Casino is situated near one of the world's most extraordinary wonders, the Iguazu Falls. Located in Misiones, the hotel is only 400 metres from the Tancredo Neves International Bridge. The hotel offers excellent accommodation in all its 60 spacious and tastefully decorated rooms. Grand Hotel offers superb dining venues that include a breakfast lounge and an exquisite venue renowned for its delicious barbeques. The El Jardin Restaurant is open every night for dinner and offers a sophisticated menu of international dishes. Also visit the hotel's Paradise Spa that offers an extensive range of health and beauty treatments. Accommodation includes room and buffet breakfast.

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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.

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1615 Rio De Janeiro

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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Day 7

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.


Day 8

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.

 


Day 9

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.


Day 10

Day at leisure in Rio de Janeiro

We have another day to explore Rio further.

 

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

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Arena Copacabana

Rio de Janeiro - First Hotel

The Arena Copacabana is in a wonderful location overlooking Copacabana Beach.

The decoration is light and modern, with 135 comfortable and spacious rooms, fully equipped with WiFi, air-conditioning and sound proof windows.

The top floor terrace, pool and sauna have a panoramic view of the beach and the ground floor restaurant serves international cuisine.

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Copacabana Palace

Rio de Janeiro - Deluxe Hotel

This grand, European-style hotel is a listed building with 226 rooms, a large swimming pool, fitness centre and sauna, rooftop tennis court, shops, business centre, piano bar and three of Rio's finest elegant restaurants.

All the rooms are large and spacious, decorated in a classic elegant style, fully air-conditioned with cable TV, electronic safe deposit box, voice mail, 24-hour room service, mini bar and complimentary WiFi. The separate Tower Annexe building is set back from the street and overlooking the pool, where all the rooms are suites with balconies.

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1618 Salvador Da Bahia

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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Day 11

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.


Day 12

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.


Day 13

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.


Day 14

Return flight to the UK

Transfer to the airport for overnight flight to the UK.


Day 15

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.

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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.

 

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Convento Do Carmo Hotel

Salvador da Bahia - Deluxe Hotel

Pousada Convento do Carmo is an old convent, dating back to the 16th century, with 79 well decorated bedrooms, all equipped with air conditioning, cable television, minibar, telephone, desk and internet connection. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, spa with jacuzzi, gymnasium, fitness center, library, reading rooms and family games. The Pousada also has a restaurant serving international dishes, and a lobby.

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Price Guidelines

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Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £3,072

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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