South American Cities & Wonders
Argentina & Brazil in 14 Days • 12 Nights in Destination
Our bestselling tour of Argentina & Brazil's capital cities and natural wonders including the Perito Moreno Glacier, Iguazu and Christ the Redeemer.
Discover the cities and wonders of Argentina and Brazil! Travel to the land of the tango and explore the elegant neighborhoods and exquisite cuisine of Buenos Aires. Discover exciting Patagonia. enjoy the famous ever-changing icy glaciers of El Calafate and see the incredible Perito Moreno. Fall in love with the landscape of the Iguazu Falls before enjoying the rhythm of vibrant Rio de Janerio.
Arrive at your US departure airport, ready 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.
Arrive in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel.* The rest of the day is free for you to explore this sprawling city, full of colonial architecture and vibrant culture. Overnight stay in Buenos Aires.
*Depending on your flight arrival time, you can book early check-in in the next step of the booking process.
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. Overnight stay in Buenos Aires.
* 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.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy the day at your leisure, exploring the colourful neighbourhoods of the city or indulging in the world-renowned national cuisine. Overnight stay in Buenos Aires.
*Optional Half-Day Excursion to the Tigre Delta: Navigate the rivers of the Tigre Delta on this boat excursion, to enjoy the wonderful landscapes of the Rio de la Plata. Also, pay a visit to the city of San Isidro.
*Optional Fogón Asado Dining Experience: Discover the tradition of the Asado. Enjoy an 8-course tasting menu that explores new ways of serving Argentine classic cuts. While sitting in our bar, you will see and experience different cooking techniques on the grill in a close and personal way.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight to El Calafate, a town near the edge of the unique region of Southern Patagonia, and home to the huge Perito Moreno glacier. Spend the day at your leisure exploring the town and sampling the unique cuisine of this other-worldly region. Overnight stay in El Calafate.
*Optional Dinner at Asador La Tablita: La Tablita, a Patagonian tradition since 1968, is a restaurant of encounter, tradition and innovation where you can taste the delights of Argentina. A few blocks from the commercial centre of El Calafate, you can enjoy a varied menu of authentic dishes.
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for the Glacier National Park and journey to the amazing Perito Moreno, the most famous glacier in the world. On arrival, enjoy an included tour of the Glacier National Park and view Lake Argentino, Argentina´s biggest freshwater on a Nautical Safari. From here it is possible to contemplate the beauty of Perito Moreno. Stroll along the walkways in front of the glacier to see this spectacular ice mass from different perspectives. Return to El Calafate and enjoy an evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in El Calafate.
*Optional Glacier Mini-Trek: Experience nature and adventure on a mini-trek across the ice of the Perito Moreno Glacier. Passing through the port "Bajo de las Sombras", cross the walkways of Los Glaciares National Park in front of the lower Rico Lake.
Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, exploring the surroundings at your own pace or simply relaxing and enjoying the facilities of your hotel. You'll be captivated by the landscapes of this special region. If you want to know more about the glaciers, head to the Glaciarium Patagonian Ice Museum! Overnight stay in El Calafate.
*Optional Glacier Cruise: Begin with a navigation along the North Arm of Lake Argentino. After crossing the Boca del Diablo towards the Upsala Channel, arrive at the Spegazzini Base where you can enjoy the incomparable views of Glacier Bay and explore on foot.
*Optional Estancia 25 de Mayo Excursion: The Quincho Asador Parrilla, located in the centre of La Estancia 25 de Mayo, is the perfect place to experience authentic Argentian culture! Relax and contemplate the landscapes at the foot of the Cerro Calafate.
Please note: you can only choose one of the optional excursions on this day.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Iguazu, home of the most astounding waterfalls in the world. Arrive and transfer to your hotel and the rest of the day is free. If your arrival time allows, we suggest enjoying a bike ride through the jungle or simply relaxing in the beautiful natural setting. Overnight stay in 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.
*Entrance fees to the 'Iguazú National Park' are not included.
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 the 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 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.
Breakfast at the hotel. Take an included excursion to the waterfalls on the Brazilian side of the border for a different perspective of this wonder of nature and for a chance to see some unforgettable panoramic views of the thundering falls and the lush landscapes that surround them. Return to the Argentinian side for your overnight stay in Iguazu.
*Entrance fees to the 'Iguazú National Park' are not included.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Rio de Janeiro. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Get settled in before spending the rest of the day at your leisure, soaking up the vibrant atmosphere and gorgeous landscapes. Take a walk along the beachside promenade to watch the locals playing football on the beach. Overnight stay in 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.
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.
Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to say goodbye to South America, filled with amazing memories of the places you've seen and the warm hospitality and culture of the locals. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to the US. Arrive in the US and end your trip.*
* Depending on your departure time your flight may arrive in the US the following day.
14 days trip including flights*
13 days and 12 nights in destination
NYC - BUE
NYC - BUE
Río de Janeiro
Río de Janeiro
Río de Janeiro
RIO - NYC
* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.
The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.
Accommodation: 12 Nights
*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: Cyan Americas Towers Hotel, Dazzler by Wyndham Buenos Aires Maipú, Esplendor by Wyndham Buenos Aires, Howard Johnson Plaza Florida, Savoy Hotel Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires City Tour
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.
Not included: Entry to Recoleta Cemetery not included
Perito Moreno Boat Safari
Board a boat at Bajo de las Sombras Bay to enjoy a boat trip to contemplate the sheer natural beauty of the glacier's southern wall, a truly unforgettable experience and a highlight of any trip to Patagonia!
Full-Day Perito Moreno Excursion
Journey to the amazing Perito Moreno, the most famous glacier in the world! Begin the day with a walk through the Patagonian Andean forest, stopping at the Curva de los Suspiros viewpoint. Next, get up close tp the glacier up-close on a series of walkways.
Not included: Entrance fee
Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls Excursion
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!
Not included: Entrance fee
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.
What's included: Transfers included
Half-Day Excursion to the Tigre Delta
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.
What's included: Transfer/ Guide / Navigation in the Delta
Dinner Fogón Asado Experience
Discover the tradition of the Asado. Enjoy an 8 course tasting menu that explores new ways of serving Argentine classic cuts. While sitting in our bar, you will see and experience different cooking techniques on the grill in a close and personal way.
Not included: Transfers are not included.
Dinner at Asador La Tablita
La Tablita, Patagonian tradition since 1968, a restaurant of encounter, tradition and innovation where you can taste the delights of Argentina. A few blocks from the commercial centre of El Calafate, you can enjoy a varied menu of authentic dishes.
Not included: Transfers and drinks are not included
The price includes
- Included in all our trips. more information
- Departure from the main US airports.
- International flights: US - Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro - US.
- Internal flights: Buenos Aires - El Calafate, El Calafate - Iguazu, Iguazu - Rio de Janeiro. *more information
- Train ride to the Garganta del Diablo (The Devils Throat).
- 12 nights hotel accommodation in Superior category hotels.See hotels included
- 12 Breakfasts.
- Transfers in vehicles with air conditioning.
- Visits as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.See itinerary
- All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
- Nautical Safari to the Perito Moreno Glacier.
- 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
National Park entrance fees, tourist citytax, drinks, tips and anything not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
*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).
* Documentartion of the internal flights will be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your departure date. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.
Maximum checked baggage limit on internal flights is 15kg.
- Entry requirementsPassport must be valid at time of entry. One passport page required.
- VisaNo visa is required to enter the country if you are staying less than 90 days.
- CurrencyArgentine Peso.
- Electricity220 V.
- HealthVaccination 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 zoneUTC - 03:00.
- Other useful informationMate is a national symbol that is associated with hospitality and social gathering.
- Tourist Office websitehttps://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 canceled without prior notice.
If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +1 888-488-0592 or via our contact form.
Exoticca Travel Stories
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Argentina & Brazil 2022
After waiting through the pandemic Exoticca re-delivered this trip as specified. Well planned and laid out documents, assistance through the Covid regulations made simple. Local guides supported us from start to finish in our language. Particular mention to Gus in Iguazu and Anderson in Rio.