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Argentina & Brazil

15 Days

Buenos Aires, Iguazú & Rio de Janeiro

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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
Breakfast only
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Departures Available
until December 2021
Extra nights
Add up to 9 nights to your stay
group tours
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PRIVATE TOURS

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SOLO TRAVELLER

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charm
included
private charm
From + £ 100
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From + £ 100
private superior
From + £ 300
luxury
From + £ 700
private luxury
From + £ 800
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  • Exoticca is fully ABTA and ATOL protected
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The highlights of two South American giants together in one unforgettable journey. Travel to the land of the tango and explore the elegant neighbourhoods and exquisite cuisine of Buenos Aires. Fall in love with the landscapes and sound of the powerful cascades at the Iguazu Falls and soak up the atmosphere and rhythms of vibrant Rio de Janeiro. Pack your bags, ready for a journey of a lifetime!

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board

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

Arrival 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.

If your flight arrives in Buenos Aires in the early hours of the morning, and you wish to have your room available before 15:00, you can book early check-in in the next step of the booking process.

3rd Day: Buenos Aires

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.

4th Day: Buenos Aires

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. We recommend an optional Argentinian Tango Show & Dinner.* Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Optional Dinner & Tango Show: Enjoy the traditional dance of Argentina and feast on the delicious local cuisine.

5th Day: Buenos Aires

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day. We recommend an optional excursion to the Tiger Delta. * Overnight stay in Buenos Aires.

Optional Half-Day Excursion to the Tiger Delta: Discover the landscapes that Buenos Aires offers from the Río de la Plata and visit charming San Isidro, a town of great historical and architectural importance. On the Delta, take a boat and discover what life is like in this area of islands. Admire the amazing houses and mansions located in the ravines on the shore and enjoy views of the Cathedral of San Isidro; the Port of Olivos; the Monumental stadium of River and the University City of Buenos Aires. Return to Buenos Aires. 

6th Day: Buenos Aires - Iguazu

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.

7th Day: Iguazu

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. * 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.

8th Day: Iguazu

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.

9th Day: Iguazú - Rio de Janeiro

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.

10th 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, the Selaron Steps 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.

11th Day: Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, or alternatively, we recommend an optional excursion to Sugar Loaf Mountain, an emblem of the city.* 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 skyline.

12th Day: Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a free day to explore at your leisure in Rio. Do some sightseeing, explore the shopping avenues or simply make like a local and lounge on the beach. We recommend an optional excursion to leafy Tijuca Forest and Botanical Garden.* Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro.

* Optional Tijuca Forest and Botanical Garden Excursion: Enjoy an excursion through the region of Mata Atlantica, an area of outstanding natural beauty just outside of Rio de Janeiro. Tijuca Forest is the largest urban forest in the world and the perfect place to spend a sunny day. In the Botanical Gardens, get to know the different exotic plants.

13th Day: Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, exploring Rio at your own pace. Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro.

14th Day: Rio de Janeiro - Night on board

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a return flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.

15th Day: UK/Ireland

Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

15 days trip including flights*

13 days and 12 nights in destination

1

LON - BUE

2

LON - BUE

Buenos Aires

3

Buenos Aires

4

Buenos Aires

5

Buenos Aires

6

Iguazu

7

Iguazu

8

Iguazu

9

Rio de Janeiro

10

Rio de Janeiro

11

Rio de Janeiro

12

Rio de Janeiro

13

Rio de Janeiro

14

RIO - LON

15

RIO - LON

* It can change according to your date of travel

Accommodation: 12 Nights

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Included activities

Activities availability is subject to departure dates and itinerary selected.
Included

Buenos Aires City Tour

Visit the most emblematic sites and monuments of the capital, such as the Plaza de Mayo, the picturesque district of La Boca, the Obelisk representing the symbol of the Argentine capital, or the Casa Rosada.
Included activity for day 4
Included

Excursion to Argentinean Falls

You will be able to walk along the Lower Trial, from where you will find the “two sisters Fall”, the “Bossetti Fall”, the “hidden Fall”, and have a panoramic view of “San Martin Island” and the “Union Fall”.
Included activity for day 7
Included

Excursion to Brazilian Falls

You will find a single 950-meter long walkway, located on the Iguazú River Gully Falls, where you will witness a really impressive view of the Jumps. The tour reaches its climax when you get to the Devil’s Throat.
Included activity for day 8
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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

Experience an immersive evening of Argentinian food and arts at the Dinner and Tango Show. Watch traditional Tango dancers as you dine on Argentinian cuisine.
Suggested activity for day 4
Optional

Tigre Delta Excursion

Navigate the rivers of the Tigre Delta on this boat excursion, to enjoy wonderful landscapes of the Rio de la Plata. Also, visit the city of San Isidro.
Suggested activity for day 5
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 7
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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. 
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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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  • Train ride to the Garganta del Diablo (The Devils Throat).
  • 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.
    See itinerary
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection.

Not included

Tourist City Tax. National Park Entrance Fees - approximately £27, drinks, tips and anything not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

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.

ESTAhttps://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/ 

eTAhttps://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.

  • 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

 

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