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Cities, Falls & Beaches of South America

Argentina & Brazil in 14 Days, 12 Nights in Destination

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    Barrio La Boca
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    Buenos Aires
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    Iguazu Falls
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    San Telmo
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    Buzios
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    Rio de Janeiro

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Accommodation: 12 Nights

Itinerary

Discover two of the most inspiring South American countries on this tour of Argentina & Brazil. Experience the home of tango in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires and witness the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls from both sides of the border. In Rio de Janeiro, discover the iconic Christ the Redeemer and savour the opportunity to relax in the upscale resort of Buzios with an optional laid-back beach stay.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board
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Arrival at UK/Ireland 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
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Arrive in Buenos Aires, transfer to the hotel and the rest of the day is free for you to explore this sprawling city, full of colonial architecture and vibrant culture. Overnight 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.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Kenton Palace Buenos Air... or similar
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692 Reviews

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3rd Day: Buenos Aires
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy an included tour of the chic city of Buenos Aires. Visit the most emblematic sites and monuments of the capital, such as the Plaza de Mayo filled with soul and history, the picturesque district of La Boca, the Obelisk representing the symbol of the Argentine capital, or the Casa Rosada where the artist Madonna performed the hit song "Do not cry for me Argentina" in 1996. The tour finishes in the neighbourhood of Palermo, the largest in the city. Rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Kenton Palace Buenos Air... or similar
tripadvisor rating

692 Reviews

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Activities

included
Buenos Aires City Tour

Light

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Optional
Cultural Pack Experience Buenos Aires: 3 Excursions

Light

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4th Day: Buenos Aires
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Breakfast at the hotel. Free day. Take advantage of this day to continue to discover the capital and soak up the local atmosphere, the architecture of its colonial buildings and the delicious cuisine. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Kenton Palace Buenos Air... or similar
tripadvisor rating

692 Reviews

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5th Day: Buenos Aires - Iguazu
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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Iguazu. Transfer to your hotel and the rest of the day is free. If the arrival time allows, we suggest enjoying a bike ride through the jungle or rest in this beautiful natural setting. Overnight in Iguazu.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
El Pueblito Iguazú or similar
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627 Reviews

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6th Day: Iguazu
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Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls on this included excursion by taking the train to the 'Devil's Throat' where a lookout area grants the opportunity to watch the water rush from the river and down an 80 metre (262 feet) high sheer drop. Walk across bridges and enjoy the panoramic views on offer. Hear the roar of water whilst contemplating spectacular views of rainbows, birds, leafy green exotic plants and trees. In the evening, visit a local market where you have the opportunity to try traditional food and local wine.* Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Iguazu.

Optional Iguazu Great Adventure: Enter the jungle by the Yacaratiá trail in trucks specially designed for this environment.  This 5 km long stretch ends at Puerto Macuco. At its dock, board a boat that sails in the Lower Iguazu River for as long as 6 km, heading towards the waterfalls area, enjoying plentiful rapids. Upon reaching the Tres Mosqueteros Fall, see the falls of 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, the second in dimension and the hugest any boat may face. If you choose to take the optional, it will replace a part of the included tour on this day. 

Please note: You will not be able to take part in the Great Adventure excursion if you have any heart problems, have had any kind of heart surgery or if you have any physical disabilities.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
El Pueblito Iguazú or similar
tripadvisor rating

627 Reviews

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Activities

included
Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls Excursion

Moderate

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Optional
Iguazu Great Adventure Excursion

Challenging

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7th Day: Iguazu
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Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Brazillian side of the Iguazu Falls, one of the world's Seven Natural Wonders. Walk on trails and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of one of the biggest waterfall systems in the world. Overnight in Iguazu. 

 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
El Pueblito Iguazú or similar
tripadvisor rating

627 Reviews

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Activities

included
Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls Excursion

Moderate

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8th Day: Iguazu - Rio de Janeiro
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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Rio de Janeiro. Transfer to your hotel and the rest of the day free. We recommend a stroll along Rio's famous beaches, Copacabana and Ipanema. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Copa Sul Hotel or similar
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1031 Reviews

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9th Day: Rio de Janeiro
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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on a half-day tour to Christ the Redeemer, to view the most emblematic sights of the city. Visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, for amazing views across the city and its various beaches. From here you can admire the famous Maracana stadium, the city centre and the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. The statue and viewpoint are encompassed within the Tijuca National Park, so you can enjoy the quiet tranquillity of the surrounding natural environment as you watch the skyline from afar. Return to the city, passing by the Sambódromo, where the annual Rio Carnival takes place. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure. Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Copa Sul Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

1031 Reviews

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Activities

included
Corcovado Mountain

Light

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10th Day: Rio de Janeiro
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Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, or alternatively, we recommend an optional excursion to Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Metropolitan Cathedral*. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.

Optional Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour: 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. Gain great insight into the history of Rio as you soak up the panoramic views. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Copa Sul Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

1031 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Sugar Loaf Mountain Excursion

Light

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11th Day: Rio de Janeiro - Buzios
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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Buzios, a beautiful beach resort on the peninsula, which is said to be the 'St. Tropez' of Brazil and was made popular by 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 in Buzios.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
La Chimere or similar
tripadvisor rating

1470 Reviews

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12th Day: Buzios
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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on an exciting non-guided panoramic Escuna Cruise* along the paradise coastline of Buzios. Depart on a traditional boat to discover the most beautiful beaches on the peninsula. Stop and dive into the refreshing clear waters at the beaches of Azeda, Azedinha and João Fernandes and take in the views of uninhabited islands such as Caboclo, Branca and Feia. Onboard, enjoy the cheerful atmosphere and traditional Brazillian music before returning to shore and spending the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Buzios.

Please note: There will be no guide on board the Escuna Cruise.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
La Chimere or similar
tripadvisor rating

1470 Reviews

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Activities

included
Panoramic Schooner Tour beaches of Buzios

Light

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13th Day: Buzios
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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 beautiful local cuisine. Overnight in Buzios.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
La Chimere or similar
tripadvisor rating

1470 Reviews

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14th Day: Buzios - Night on board
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a return flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.

Included activities

Included
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This activity ends at the center so that the rest of your day can be spent walking around the city.

Buenos Aires City Tour

Included activity for day 3 in Buenos Aires

Set off on a 3-hour city tour of Buenos Aires today! Visit the glamorous neighborhoods of Recoleta and Palermo and see Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and explore Puerto Madero, San Telmoa and the La Boca neighborhood.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Shared service

Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls Excursion

Included activity for day 6 in Iguazu Falls

Spend the day exploring the Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls, including the Devil's Throat viewpoint and walk along a series of footbridges to get up close to the thundering falls!

Duration 09:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Shared service

Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls Excursion

Included activity for day 7 in Iguazu Falls

Experience the beauty of the Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian side of the border! Explore the beautiful visit Iguazu River Canyon Iguazu Park, take in the views from Salto Floreano viewpoint and visit Iguazu River Canyon.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Corcovado Mountain

Included activity for day 9

Visit the famous Corcovado Mountain, home to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and soak up the views of Rio de Janeiro below. Afterwards, descend from the hills to see the exterior of the Maracanã, the Sambódromo and the Selaron Steps.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional
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Please avoid booking separately for the activities included in this package.

Cultural Pack Experience Buenos Aires: 3 Excursions

Suggested activity for day 3

Make the most of your time in Buenos Aires with this great value cultural package of three excursions: a dinner & tango show (day 2), a half-day excursion to the Tigre Delta (day 3) and a great dinner experience in the Fogón Asado (day 3).

Physical rating:

Light

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It is recommended to bring a change of clothes. The minimum age for this activity is 12 years old. You will not be able to take part in the Great Adventure excursion if you have any heart problems.

Iguazu Great Adventure Excursion

Suggested activity for day 6 in Iguazu Falls

Begin with a 4x4 ride through the verdant rainforests of Iguazu. Next, ride a Zodiac boat along the Lower Iguazu River, passing through the rapids and before entering the Canyon of the Devil's Throat and viewing the huge San Martín waterfall.

Duration 02:15h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Challenging

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Optional

Sugar Loaf Mountain Excursion

Suggested activity for day 10 in Rio de Janeiro

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.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro - UK/Ireland.
  • Internal flights: Buenos Aires - Iguazu, Iguazu - Rio de Janeiro. *
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  • 12 nights hotel accommodation in Charm and Superior 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.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • Specialized guide for each excursion, region or city
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

National Park entrance fees, tourist citytax, drinks, tips and anything not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

Guide on board the Escuna Cruise in Buzios.

*Entrance fees to the  'Iguazú National Park' in Brazil are not included.

*Entrance fees to the all national parks in Argentina are not included. Keep in mind that these fees must be paid in cash (USD or pesos).

If your destination is in the USA or Canada, or if your selected flights to a different destination have connections in the USA or Canada, it is mandatory to have an ESTA (for USA) or an eTA (for Canada) before travelling.

ESTA: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/ 

eTA: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/eta.html 

* 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.

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
    • Entry requirements

      Passport must be valid at time of entry. One passport page required.

    • Visa

      No visa is required to enter the country if you are staying less than 90 days.

    • Currency

      Argentine Peso.

    • Language

      Spanish.

    • Electricity

      220 V.

    • 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. Travelers 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/

    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.

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offers up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

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