Brazil and Argentina Vacation

13-Day Example Trip
From
$5,175pp
A trip that showcases some of the highlights of South America, with visits to stunning Brazilian beaches, Rio, Iguassu and Buenos Aires

We create fully personalised trips from start to finish. From locations to accommodation and guides, everything is selected to suit you.

From expert private tours to restaurant reservations, we take care of every detail so you can make the most of your time off.

We give back to two regional charities in Latin America from the profits of each one of our trips.

Use our trip ideas to inspire your bespoke experience

We have designed this trip to take you to Brazil and Argentina, offering a fantastic trip to take in some of the highlights of two of the most diverse countries in South America.

You will start at the Brazilian beaches of Buzios, before stopping at the iconic city of Rio de Janeiro, to see the marvellous sites and soak up the city’s fantastic lively energy.

Then it’s a flight down to Iguassu waterfalls, an area swathed in verdant jungle, home to an interesting assortment of tropical wildlife, and a truly spectacular site to see.

Your final stop is the rich mix of modern cosmopolitan and historical grandeur that is Buenos Aires, with a large selection of activities that we can arrange for you, to ensure that your trip is nothing less than perfect.

  • Completely private tours of Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls and Buenos Aires
  • Iguassu Falls Gran Aventura boat trip
  • Private tour options in Buzios
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip

Trip Itinerary

 
Days 1-5: Buzios
Flights & Transfers

Private transfer from Rio airport to Buzios

Accommodation in Buzios
Four days in Buzios

Spend your time relaxing and enjoying the beautiful seaside town of Buzios. You'll have our guide to the best restaurants and beaches so you can make the most of your time here.


Flights & Transfers

Private transfer from Buzios to Rio de Janeiro

 
Days 5-8: Rio de Janeiro
Accommodation in Rio de Janeiro
Three days in Rio

Spending your days in the heady 'Marvellous City' you can explore and enjoy Rio at your leisure. You'll have a full set of recommendations and advice from us on how best to make the most of the city.


Full Day Tour of Rio

You will be met at your hotel by your expert, English-speaking Carioca guide and a private vehicle will be waiting to start your city tour of Rio.


Visit Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado mountain

Christ the Redeemer statue is Rio’s most famous attraction with his arms stretched out, he looks to be blessing the entire city. At 710 metres above the centre on the Corcovado hill, the statue is surrounded by wide, open terraces from where you get unbeatable vistas of the city's impressive littoral, the southern neighbourhoods of Copacabana and Ipanema, the Lagoon, the Sugar Loaf and the town of Niterói.


Visit the neighbourhood of Santa Teresa

The faded grandeur of this part of the city, often referred to as the Montmartre of Rio, set into the hills close to the centre of town, still retains a rich cultural atmosphere of art, music and history. Mansions line the narrow streets struggling with the encroaching vegetation and incline, and is still home to many painters cafes and artists studios. You can stop for a drink or lunch at one of the many charming restaurants, bistros and cafes that populate Santa Teresa’s lively streets. Your guide will also take you to the Ruins Park, a cultural centre in the remains of a 19th century house which has a Belvedere that commands some of the best views over Rio.


Tour the historic centre of Rio

Your guide will escort you through the narrow 19th century streets at your required pace, stopping at the magnificent Baroque churches and the ruins of the old port from where most of Brazil’s gold left for its long journey to Europe. You will also see many other culturally interesting and historical attractions that illustrate the city’s rich and varied heritage.


Visit Sugar Loaf mountain

This massive granite rock, 396 metres tall, is one of the city’s most emblematic landmarks, adorning many a postcard. You will take the cable car with your guide from the Guanabara Bay entrance in the Urca district. At the zenith the view of Rio and its neighbourhoods sprawled over bays, coves, and appearing from dense green hillsides is unrivalled and quite spectacular.


Flights & Transfers

Transfer to Rio Airport

Flight from Rio to Iguassu

 
Days 8-10: Iguassu Falls
Flights & Transfers

Private transfer from Iguassu airport to your hotel

Accommodation in Iguassu Falls
Two days in Iguassu Falls

Enjoy this stunning natural wonder of the world. Most of our clients choose our full day private tour of the Falls with one of our expert guides, however we do offer variations on this to include boat safaris or hikes through the surrounding national park.


Full day private tour to Iguassu Falls Argentinean Side including Boat trip

A stunning tour of the falls, where you get a chance to really get up close to the falls.

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel and bring you by private vehicle to the entrance of the park on the Argentinian side. You'll then be taking the rest of the tour mainly on foot. Exploring the various wooden walk ways that lead through the national park close up to the many chutes of the falls.


One of the most spectacular sites of the falls is the 'devil's throat' which sees the largest flow of water. In order to visit the Devil’s Throat, the visitor must board the train at the Main Station or at the Cataratas Station, close to the Upper Circuit. For those who love trekking there is the one-kilometre-long Sendero Verde (Green Trail) that connects the Visitors Centre to the Cataratas Station and to the Upper Circuit.

Once you are at the Devil’s Throat Station you will have to walk for 1.100 meters on a flat catwalk built over the Upper Iguassu River. This catwalk crosses several islands. Once you get to the end of the catwalks, you will be surprised by a strategic lookout point resting on the side of the gorgeous Devil’s Throat.


Gran Aventura by Boat

Going up river in these boats specially prepared to get to the base of Iguassu Falls and to be able to admire and feel them from up close. Whirlpools, waves and currents provoked by the Falls make this an unmissable part of any visit to the park.

Your guide will bring you to the starting point where large trucks specially adapted to this tour will take you and the other visitors to explore six kilometres in the humid subtropical forest as far as the banks of the Iguazu River, downstream from the Falls. From here you will board special high powered Zodiac boats that will take you, at high speed, to enjoy one of the most unforgettable experiences in the region: the direct and wet contact with the mighty Iguassu Falls. After this incredible trip participants will get off the boat at the base of the Falls, on catwalk that connects to the lower visitation circuit of the Falls. This tour can be started in the reverse direction, from this catwalk downwards ending with the jungle truck ride.


Flights & Transfers

Private transfer from your hotel to Iguassu airport

Flight from Iguassu to Buenos Aires

 
Days 10-13: Buenos Aires
Flights & Transfers

Private transfer to your hotel in Buenos Aires (from domestic airport)

Accommodation in Buenos Aires
Three days in Buenos Aires

Spend your time relaxing and exploring this wonderful city. You have our top recommendations for activities, restaurants and shopping so that you can make the most of your time here.


Buenos Aires City Tour with La Boca

Your guide will meet you at your hotel and bring you (with private vehicle) on a fascinating half-day private tour of the elegant turn-of-the-century districts that earned Buenos Aires the soubriquet of the Paris of South America. Including a trip to La Boca district in the South and then up to the charming cobbled alleys and colonial architecture of San Telmo. Along to the Plaza de Mayo, up the leafy Avenida de Mayo towards the imposing grandeur of the Palace of Congress and then on to the historically fascinating Recoleta Cemetery, you will discover the facts, stories and anecdotes that make up the colourful tapestry of the history of Buenos Aires.

Tours can be extended to include la Boca, Shopping, the Colon Opera house etc.


La Boca

This is where the famous Caminito Street lies, scarcely 100 metres long, yet very much an emblematic post-card of the city. Designed by the Italian-Argentine artist Benito Quinquela Martín at a disused rail port terminal just beyond the iron cantilevered Puente de la Boca which bridges the river, it is a short yet busy pedestrian alley of brightly-painted houses which cluster above the cobblestones. The sheets of corrugated-iron shimmer with glossy blues, reds, yellows and greens and recall the original colours of the leftover paint with which the dockworkers painted their homes in the 19th century.


Palace of Congress

Located on the western side of the Plaza de Mayo, this is the Argentine National Congress and the legislative branch of the government of Argentina, made up of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.


Plaza del Mayo

Plaza de Mayo in the central area of Buenos Aires is dominated by the Casa Rosada (Government House), the Nación Bank, the Cathedral and original Parliament House


Recoleta Cemetery

It might seem strange to visit a cemetery, but Recoleta doesn't fail to impress. Many mausoleums and tombs are the work of famous artists, seventy graves have been declared national monuments, but perhaps the most famous for our visitors will be the tomb of Evita Perón.


Full Day Buenos Aires Gourmet Experience

This exclusive gourmet experience showcases the culture and identity of the Argentine capital. The day begins with an hour's introduction to Argentine cuisine during which you will learn about the city's culinary heritage, its influences and development into a new food movement: 'La Nueva Cocina Argentina'. Enjoy a tasty lunch with your culinary expert at Il Matarello, a traditional Buenos Aires Parilla, in the vibrant La Boca district. Following lunch you will have the chance to experience how Argentina's new food movement is designed and prepared with Dante Liporace, the head chef at Tarquino, as he shows you his new cooking techniques during a demonstration of his signature dish in his kitchen. Then, you will explore the wonderful wines of the wine region with expert sommelier Ramiro Rodriguez. As you enjoy tastes from Salta to Southern Patagonia, Rodriguez will advise you on the best bottles available. This full day gourmet tour ends with a delicious tasting menu at a top city restaurant. Choose from Tarquino, El Banqueaneo or Arambu, all of which boast amazing dishes from the exciting Argentine food revolution.


Rojo tango show including dinner

Enjoy the best tango show in town, set in the exclusive environs of the Faena Hotel. The Rojo tango is the smallest and most stylish of tango salons. Your evening includes a three course dinner, wine, and transfers to and from the venue.


Flights & Transfers

Private transfer to Buenos Aires International Airport