Private transfer from Rio airport to Buzios
Insolito’s arrival in Buzios has really raised the standard for luxury accommodation in the area. The rooms are beautifully decorated in a chic style with retro references, and with great views across the bay. The communal areas are equally well decorated and appointed with an excellent restaurant, jacuzzis, wet and dry sauna, spa, sea water pool and a beautiful fresh water infinity pool as well. The Belgian chef excels in desserts: the chocolate mousse we found in our room upon arrival was particularly memorable! This the most luxurious and stylish hotel in Buzios, so if you love design, you’ll undoubtedly love Insolito. Just a few minutes by taxi from the waterfront where you’ll find the restaurants and bars of Buzios, Insolito benefits from being in a quiet area, yet within easy reach of the action.
- Restaurants & Bars
- Wellness centre
- Two private boats
- Fresh water and salt water pools
- Dry and steam saunas
- Oforu Japanese Bath and Jacuzzi
Casas Brancas is one of Buzios’ coolest hotels. Formerly two colonial mansions, the hotel’s whitewashed walls and understated high-quality decor make it a great place to relax and unwind. The hotel is superbly located, looking out across the sea but also close to the main ‘Rua das Pedras’ street where many of the best restaurants and bars are to be found. The facilities at Casas Brancas include a pleasant pool area and veranda, and excellent spa facilities.
- 32 rooms
- Pool & Spa
- Two restaurants
- Beach lounge on Brava beach
Located in the village overlooking the sea Villa D’Este is an excellent boutique hotel option in Buzios. The rooms are tastefully decorated with the whitewashed walls and in keeping with the tangible Mediterranean feel of Buzios. Rooms are comfortable and the hotel has two small but well positioned pools which offer stunning views across the bay. The highlight of the hotel is the excellent master suite with a spacious private balcony including a private swimming pool.
- Two pools
- Steam sauna
- Fifteen rooms
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.
Private transfer from Buzios to Rio de Janeiro
The Fasano Rio is the most stylish hotel in Rio. Set on Ipanema beach front and designed by Phillipe Starck, this is a stunning property. The Fasano brings an air of understated cool and luxury that has been somewhat lacking in some of the other beach-front hotels in Rio. The rooms are immaculately decorated with a combination of period pieces, original artwork and chic-modern style. We recommend the Deluxe sea view category or above. Each has a private balcony with views out to sea and king size beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and goose down pillows. For that extra touch of luxury and pampering, there is also butler service. The facilities include an excellent bar, perhaps the city’s best seafood restaurant and a stunning rooftop infinity pool.
- Rooftop infinity pool
- Fasano Al-Mare Seafood Restaurant
- Baretto-Londra Bar
- Lobby Bar
- Beach Service
An iconic hotel for an iconic city, the Copacabana Palace is synonymous with Rio de Janeiro and is very much a destination in itself. The rooms, facilities and service here are truly first class and you will feel very special lounging in the beautiful pool area, which is one of the most elegant in all the city. The hotel is a short distance from the more fashionable districts (Copacabana no longer being the top of the pile) and you may find yourself making a short taxi ride to the best restaurants, bars and beaches. Service at the Copacabana Palace is the best in the city.
- Large outdoor pool area
- Rooftop tennis court
- Beach service
- Hair Salon
- Two restaurants
- Two bars
Located in the elegant upmarket neighbourhood of Leblon, the Marina All Suites is close to many of the best restaurants in Rio and is located directly on the beach. This is arguably one of the best positions in the city and this is the only five star hotel in Leblon. In addition to the standard suites, there are a number of individually designed suites each with their own character. This is a smaller hotel and lacks some of the infrastructure of its larger competitors, however this helps to give a ’boutique’ feel with more personal service.
- Small Rooftop pool
- Spa area
- Beach service
Set in the charming old colonial neighbourhood of Santa Teresa this hotel offers a different approach to the Rio experience away from the high rise beach hotels. The location up on the hill offers a great viewpoint from which to admire the city and an oasis of calm in which to relax. The hotel has full spa facilities, beautifully decorated rooms and great pool area. Formally a colonial farm house the building has been carefully restored and converted with its history in mind and a light modern touch; using old woods and natural fabric but cut with clean modern lines. Rooms are also equipped with all modern comforts that you would expect in a contemporary luxury hotel.
- Full spa
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transfer to Rio Airport
Flight from Rio to Iguassu
Private transfer from Iguassu airport to your hotel
Set to open in February 2018, Awasi Iguazu can be found on the banks of the river just 15 minutes from the famous waterfalls. There are 14 spacious villas sat on stilts spread among the jungle, all positioned to ensure the utmost privacy while still being within easy reach of the main lodge. Each villa has its own plunge pool, outdoor shower and large living area. A private guide and 4WD vehicle will be assigned to each villa, letting you explore at your own place, visiting where you want, when you want, and for however long you want. Working with renowned biologists, a series of excursions have been created that go beyond the falls. Visit archaeological sites, trek through the jungle, head out bird watching, take a boat ride for a sunset picnic and much more. Return from your days out exploring the beautiful surroundings for a drink at the main lodge’s bar and long, relaxed meals in the restaurant.
- 14 villas with private plunge pools (including one master villa with two bedrooms)
- Private guides and vehicles for unmatched flexibility
- Main lodge building with bar and restaurant
Actually inside the national park on the Brazilian side, this luxury property is ideally located. Walking out from the lobby one can hear the thunder of the falls and the hotel is surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. The hotel has been recently refurbished throughout to a high standard and in keeping with the colonial mansion style of the hotel’s original design. The hotel has large rooms with high ceilings, hard wood flooring and period style furniture. There is a large pool area in the rear to relax at with a drink after a day exploring the falls.
- Large outdoor pool
- Children's pool
- Cataratas Spa with five treatment rooms
- Cataratas Spa with 5 treatment rooms
- Poolside Restaurant
- Indoor restaurant with Veranda
- Bar with live music
- Tennis Court
Located in unspoilt rainforest some thirty minutes away from the park and nearby town, Puerto Bemberg is a beautifully refurbished colonial building and a very comfortable oasis from which to explore. This is a hotel for those who wish to do more than see just the falls allowing guests to see more of the surrounding area and the lush rainforest around it. Being based here rather than in the town, one has a much closer connection with the nature and landscape. There are fourteen comfortable and well appointed rooms, decorated in a modern-rustic style with earthy hues, and antique furniture with comfortable king size beds and verandas looking out over the garden. The hotel has a good sized swimming pool and walkways through the grounds including one runway which extends out along the tree tops for an amazing view of the landscape below. There’s a real charm and history to this location and the hotel’s design both encompasses and respects that aspect; the homely communal areas including a library, living room and art collection. Activities possible within the 380-hectare grounds include: Bird and animal watching, trekking through the jungle, motorboat trips on the river and visits to other waterfalls. The hotel is 45-minute ‘door to door’ to Igaussu Falls.
- 14 rooms
- Set in 360 hectares private nature reserve
- Extensive library
- Swimming pool
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.
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.
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.
Private transfer from your hotel to Iguassu airport
Flight from Iguassu to Buenos Aires
Private transfer to your hotel in Buenos Aires (from domestic airport)
The Alvear Palace Hotel opened its doors in 1932 and has remained one of the city’s most iconic hotels ever since. Located in the exclusive Recoleta neighbourhood, everything about the Alvear is incredibly well thought through with lots of little touches that make it a really special place to stay. The hotel’s 192 rooms and suites are impeccable designed with a mix of Empire, Louis XV and Louis XVI styles. Sumptuous fabrics and elegant furnishing are complimented by decorative arts and paintings by Argentinian artists. The larger lounge suites offer butler service so you can make the most of your stay. Enjoy sophisticated French cuisine at La Bourgogne, and a decadent afternoon tea in L’Orangerie before sampling an expertly mixed cocktail at the lobby bar, which has long been a meeting place for well-known members of Buenos Aires society. Enjoying a tipple at the rooftop bar is also not to be missed, with its spectacular views over Alvear Avenue. When you’re not out exploring all that the Argentinean capital has to offer, relax and unwind in the spa, wellness area, fitness centre and rooftop pool with adjoining pool bar.
- Two restaurants
- 2 restaurants
- Full Spa
- Indoor Pool
- Lobby bar and cafe
- Cigar bar
The Faena is winner of numerous awards for its striking modern design and high quality service. Brainchild of local empresario Alan Faena and Philippe Starck, this is an excellent luxury design hotel. Set in the modern, newly regenerated area of Puerto Madero, the service, facilities and design are all world class. There is a great attention to both detail and spectacle in the creation of this hotel. As well as several restaurants and a tango bar, the hotel also has an excellent spa and outdoor pool area.
- Two restaurants
- 2 restaurants
- Library bar
- Full spa
- Outdoor pool
- Hamam Sauna
- El Cabaret Tango Lounge
Located on the prestigious avenida Alvear in a restored Belle Epoque Mansion, the Park Hyatt is a luxury hotel with a refined character. Rooms have all the modern luxuries that one would expect from a hotel of this ilk as well as period flourishes and detail in keeping with the history of the building. The hotel has an excellent restaurant as well as a beautiful pool and spa area.
- Two Restaurants
- 2 Restaurants
- Indoor Pool
- Full spa
- Piano lounge
- Cigar bar
- Art Gallery
- Wine cellar
Set in the fashionable streets of Palermo Soho, Legado Mitico offers luxurious boutique accommodation. The design and decoration of the hotel is more traditional and classical than many of the more modern offerings in this area. The hotel draws on the rich historical culture of Argentina with the rooms individually themed around famous figures, such as Carlos Gardel and Evita. Each is decorated with great attention to detail using period antique pieces, along with more modern luxurious comforts such as flat screen televisions, jacuzzis (in some rooms) and comfortable king size beds. The cultural theme extends into the communal areas with a small library in the lounge where the more inquisitive guest can read all about the historic figures that inspire the decoration of the room. Aside from the large lounge area there is also a sun deck and jacuzzi for guests to enjoy. Service is of a high standard and the hotel’s location excellent.
A wonderful, historic property set on a quiet street in the heart of Recoleta. Hub Porteno has a slightly different feel from the larger hotels in this area, with a feel more akin to a home or a private members’ club, with a very personal level of service from the concierge (who, rather than sit at a reception is just a phone call away). The building has been lovingly restored and the attention to detail comes to the fore in the quality of the furnishings, all of which are original antique pieces, or produced more recently by local artisans. Specially cured leather lines the walls of the sitting room and lounge, hand crafted mirrors handing on the walls of the spacious rooms. The centre piece is the hotel’s restaurant, Tarquino, which has quickly become one of the most famous in the city, for the top chef (trained at the world-famous El Bulli) who brings high concept fine dining techniques to traditional Argentine food to delicious and inventive effect. Breakfasts are a delight, enjoyed in the glass roofed dining room with trees swaying overhead. Hub Porteno is a hotel that, instead of an initial ‘wow’, will win you over time with it’s understated detail and quality. All in all, a class act.
- Tarquino Restaurant
- Eleven rooms
- Roof-top deck
- Small Spa
Located in the heart of the elegant Retiro neighbourhood, this Sofitel hotel features a perfect blend of modern and classical design. The elegant rooms are decorated in harmonious colours with Argentine leather furniture providing a feel of comfort and class. The hotel’s restaurant, Le Sud, is one of the best in the city featuring gourmet Mediterranean cuisine infused with local Argentine products. The cafe and library are very traditional with a style and elegance reminiscent of the early 20th century and the extravagance of Buenos Aires at that time. A fitness centre, heated pool, and exclusive boutique are available to guests as well as weekly wine tastings and other special events.
- 140 rooms
- Indoor Pool
Nuss has to be one of the very best located Boutique Hotels in Palermo. Set just a block away from Plaza Cortizar, the streets around the hotel are replete with boutique shops, excellent restaurants and art galleries. Service is of a high standard, and though having just 22 rooms, facilities include a spa area with gym sauna and massage room, room service until 2am and a very pleasant solarium area with a small pool. Converted from a 1930’s convent this is a building with character. The rooms are decorated with a light and subtle modern touch and come equipped with flat screen televisions, wifi and music systems.
- Lobby Lounge
- Pool, sauna and Solarium
- Rooftop pool (unheated)
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
Private transfer to Buenos Aires International Airport