Argentina & Brazil in 15 Days

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Capital Cities, Iguazú Falls & Buzios

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Barrio La Boca
Buenos Aires
Iguazu Falls, Argentinian side
San Telmo
Iguazu Falls, Brazilian side
Rio de Janeiro
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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.

15 days trip including flights*

13 days and 12 nights in destination

1

NYC - EZE

2

NYC - EZE

Buenos Aires

3

Buenos Aires

4

Buenos Aires

5

BUE-IGR

Iguazu

6

Iguazu

7

Iguazu

8

IGU-RIO

Rio de Janeiro

9

Rio de Janeiro

10

Rio de Janeiro

11

Búzios

12

Búzios

13

Búzios

14

RIO - NYC

15

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.

1st Day: US - Night on board

Arrive at your US 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, and depending on your arrival time, 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 colorful La Boca. Be sure to sample Argentina's mouth-watering cuisine in one of the many cozy 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 neighborhoods. See the colorful 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. 

Included
Buenos Aires City Tour
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 neighborhood, or seeing the Sarmiento Frigate in Puerto Madero. Overnight stay in Buenos Aires. 

 

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.

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.

Included
Excursion to Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls
Included
Excursion to Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls
Optional
Iguazu Great Adventure Excursion
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 of some of the beaches, the Laguna Rodrigo de Freitas and the Maracaná Stadium. It's the perfect photo opportunity! The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the vibrant atmosphere of the city. Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro. 

Included
Corcovado Mountain
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 neighborhood 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.

Optional
Sugar Loaf Mountain Excursion
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 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.

Included
Panoramic Schooner Tour beaches of Buzios
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 the US. Night on board.

15th Day: US

Arrive in the US and end your trip.

Accommodation: 12 Nights

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Included activities

If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Included

Included activity for day 3

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

Physical rating:

Light

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

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Included

Included activity for day 6

Duration 07:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:15 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Excursion to Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls

Excursion to Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls

Not included: Does not include entrance fee

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Included

Included activity for day 6

Duration 07:00h Approx. Pick up time: 06:40 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

Excursion to Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls

Excursion to Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls

Not included: Does not include entrance fee

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Included

Included activity for day 9

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

Physical rating:

Light

Corcovado Mountain

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.

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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.
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Optional

Suggested activity for day 6

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

Iguazu Great Adventure Excursion

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.

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 10

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.

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro - US.
  • Internal and international flights: Buenos Aires - Iguazú, Iguazú - 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.
  • 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

Tourist City Tax, National Park Entrance Fees (approximately $30), drinks, tips and anything not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

* Documentartion of the internal flights will be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" before 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.

Note: Luggage allowance is 15kg.

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

  • 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.

 

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