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15 Days

Capital Cities, Iguazú Falls & Buzios

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Barrio de Boca
Buenos Aires
Iguazu Falls, Argentinian side
San Telmo
Iguazu Falls, Brazilian side
Rio de Janeiro
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All flights
Accommodation
All transfers
Activities
Some meals
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until December 2022
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Discover two of inspiring South American countries on an unforgettable journey through Argentina and Brazil. Experience the home of tango in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires and witness the awe-inspiring Iguazú Falls, a true wonder of nature! Head to vibrant Rio de Janeiro to take in the panoramic views from the Christ the Redeemer statue before kicking-back on the beaches of upmarket Buzios.

1st Day: Canada - Night on board

Arrive at your Canadian departure airport ready to check-in for a flight to Buenos Aires. Night on board.

If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Buenos Aires

Touch down in Argentina's cosmopolitan capital, known as the home of Tango. Transfer to the hotel and, once settled, enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure, exploring the stately buildings of Plaza de Mayo or getting to know the vibrant culture of colourful La Boca. Be sure to sample Argentina's mouth-watering cuisine in one of the many cosy traditional restaurants scattered throughout the city, or grab a quick empanada as you continue sightseeing. Overnight stay in Buenos Aires. 

Please note: If your flight arrives in Buenos Aires in the early hours of the morning, and you wish to have your room available before 3:00 p.m, you can book early check-in in the next step of the booking process.

3rd Day: Buenos Aires

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on a city tour of Buenos Aires to discover its most charming sights and neighbourhoods. See the colourful houses of Caminito Street in La Boca, traditionally home to a large Italian community, and continue to upmarket La Recoleta, whose faded elegance is typified in its grandiose buildings and European architecture. Stroll through the cobbled streets San Telmo, the oldest part of the city before exploring Puerto Madero, known for its exciting food scene and modern restaurants. See the famous Casa Rosada and end the tour in leafy Palermo, the 'Lungs of the City'. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore at your leisure. Overnight stay in Buenos Aires. 

4th Day: Buenos Aires

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day in the Argentine capital at your leisure. We suggest paying a visit to the Japanese Garden, located in the Parque 3 de Febrero in the Palermo neighbourhood, or seeing the Sarmiento Frigate in Puerto Madero. In the evening, we recommend an optional Dinner and Tango Show to end your time in Buenos Aires in a memorable fashion!* Overnight stay in Buenos Aires. 

Optional Dinner and Tango Show: Be transported back to the Golden Age of the Argentine Tango with a professional Tango show, accompanied by the musical delights of an orchestra, as you dine on fine Argentinian cuisine.

5th Day: Buenos Aires - Iguazú

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Iguazú, home to the bucket-list-worthy Iguazú Falls! Transfer to your hotel and the rest of the day is free at your leisure. If your arrival time allows, why not explore the rainforest and soak up the beautiful natural environment. Overnight stay in Iguazú.

6th Day: Iguazú

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Argentinian side of the Iguazú Falls today, by taking the train to the 'Devil's Throat' where a lookout area grants you the opportunity to watch the water rush from the river and down an 80 metre-high sheer drop. Walk across purpose-built bridges and enjoy the panoramic views of the waterfalls. Hear the roar of water whilst contemplating spectacular views of rainbows, birds and lush rainforest. We recommend an optional Iguazú Great Adventure excursion to get closer to the crashing falls than you'd ever imagined! * Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Iguazú.

Optional Iguazú Great Adventure: Enter the jungle on the Yacaratiá trail in trucks specially designed for this environment. Follow a 5 km trail to Puerto Macuco where you'll board a boat and set sail on the Lower Iguazu River, heading towards the waterfalls area along plentiful rapids. Upon reaching the Tres Mosqueteros Fall, see the falls from both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides, crowned by the view of the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat). Afterwards, the most exciting point comes when facing the incomparable San Martín waterfall. If you choose to take the optional, it will replace a part of the included tour on this day.

7th Day: Iguazú

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off on an excursion to the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls for a different perspective of this wonder of nature and for a chance to capture unforgettable panoramic views of the thundering falls and the lush landscapes that surround them. Return to the Argentinian side of the border. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure. Overnight stay in Iguazú.

8th Day: Iguazú - Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Rio de Janeiro. Arrive in Rio de Janeiro, transfer to the hotel and, if time allows, the rest of the day is free for you to explore this sprawling city, full of colonial architecture and vibrant culture. We recommend a stroll along Rio's famous beaches, Copacabana and Ipanema where you can capture the beautiful sunset. Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro.

9th Day: Rio de Janeiro

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, set off on a day of discovery in Rio de Janeiro. Embark on a tour of Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer, a true symbol of the city. Head to the top of Corcovado Mountain, with spectacular views along the way. Visit Christ the Redeemer, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and soak up the panoramic views. It's the perfect photo opportunity! Afterwards, explore the Sambodromo, home of the Rio Carnival, and see the exterior of the famous Maracana Stadium. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the vibrant atmosphere of the city. Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro. 

10th Day: Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, exploring the delights of this marvellous city, or alternatively, we recommend an optional excursion to Sugar Loaf Mountain.* Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro.

Optional Excursion to Sugar Loaf Mountain: Head for the neighbourhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: Sugar Loaf Mountain. Travel to the top on a cable car and enjoy the spectacular views of Rio-Niterói Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. Look down on Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and several beaches of Niterói and be amazed at the sheer beauty and diversity of the Rio's skyline.

11th Day: Rio de Janeiro - Buzios

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Buzios, a beautiful beach resort on a peninsula east of Rio de Janeiro, which is said to be the 'St. Tropez' of Brazil and was made popular by stars such as Bridget Bardot in the 60s. There are enough unspoilt beaches to suit all tastes and many upscale restaurants, bars and boutiques. Arrive, transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Buzios.

12th Day: Buzios

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on an exciting panoramic Schooner Tour of the paradise beaches of Buzios. Depart on a traditional boat to discover three islands and twelve exceptionally beautiful beaches. Stop and enjoy the refreshing clear waters and lounge on different beaches as you explore the natural environment independently, without a guide. You'll feel thoroughly refreshed as you enjoy the natural landscapes and tuck into some seasonal fruit onboard the boat. Return to the shore and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Buzios.

Please note: A guide will receive you and provide a short explanation before departure, but there will be no guide on board the Schooner.

13th Day: Buzios

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day relaxing at your leisure. We recommend exploring the different beaches, enjoying some watersports, such as paddle boarding, and sampling the mouth-watering local cuisine. We recommend exploring the cobbled street of Rua das Pedras, where you'll find a number of restaurants, bars and nightlife. Overnight stay in Buzios.

14th Day: Buzios - Night on board

Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to say goodbye to South America, filled with amazing memories of the fabulous places you've visited and the sights you've seen. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to Canada. Night on board.

15th Day: Canada

Arrive in Canada and end your trip.

Accommodation: 12 Nights

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Included

    +$400

    • Private Tour

    +$400

      +$700

      • Private Tour

      +$900

        +$1,300

        • Private Tour

        Available Activities

        Activities availability is subject to departure dates and itinerary selected.
        See the price of optional activities after selecting the date in the next step
        Optional

        Dinner & Tango Show

        An immersive evening of Argentinian food and arts at the Dinner and Tango Show.
        Suggested activity for day 4
        Optional

        Great Adventure Excursion

        Boat ride in a Zodiac boat through the lower Iguazu River, passing through the rapids and then entering the Canyon of the Devil's Throat and a 4x4 ride through the jungle.
        Suggested activity for day 6
        Optional

        Sugar Loaf Mountain Excursion

        Enjoy a panoramic tour of downtown Rio to see the Metropolitan Cathedral before taking the cable car to Morro da Urca and iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain for unforgettable views across Guanabara Bay and the emblematic beaches of Niteroi.
        Suggested activity for day 10

        The price includes

        • Included in all our trips. 
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        • Departures from main Canadian airports.
        • International flights: Canada - Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro - Canada.
        • Internal and international flights: Buenos Aires - Iguazú, Iguazú - Rio de Janeiro. *
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        • 12 nights hotel accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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        • 12 breakfasts.
        • Transfers in an air conditioned vehicle.
        • Visits as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
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        • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
        • Traditional boat ride in Buzios.

        Not included

        Tourist City Tax, National Park Entrance Fees (approximately CA$35), drinks, tips and anything not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

        See important notes

        * Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

        Note: Luggage allowance is 15kg.

        You may find a cheaper price for optional excursions at the destination, but it is recommended that you book through Exoticca to secure your place in advance.

        Useful information

        • Entry requirements
          Your passport must be valid for the expected duration of your stay in Argentina.
        • Visa
          Visa not required.
        • Currency
          Argentine Peso.
        • Language
          Spanish.
        • Electricity
          220 V. Adapter required.
        • Health
          Vaccination against Yellow Fever is recommended in the case of prolonged travel to areas where there is a high risk of exposure to mosquitoes. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.
        • Time zone
          UTC - 03:00.
        • Other useful information
          Mate is a national symbol that is associated with hospitality and social gathering.
        • Tourist Office website
          https://www.argentina.travel/

        Offer conditions

        Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

        Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

        In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

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