Essence of Argentina & Brazil

From €5090 per person
  • Depart From:
    DUBLIN
  • Destination:
    Argentina & Brazil
  • Duration:
    14 Days
  • Available From:
    Selected Dates Available

Essence of Argentina & Brazil South America 

14 Days│Moderate 

Buenos Aires – Salta – Purmamaca – Iguacu – Rio de Janeiro

A classic South America itinerary with a tango-worthy twist, travel between the vivacious cities of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro via the Andean city of Salta and the spectacular Iguacu Falls.

What's Included

  • Return international economy flights, taxes and current fuel surcharges (unless a land only option is selected) 
  • All accommodation
  • Meals as stated
  • Touring with guides and entrance fees
  • All transportation and transfers
  • English speaking Local Guides
  • Specialist advice from our experienced travel consultants

 

DAYS 1-2: FLY TO BUENOS AIRES

Fly to Argentina’s flamboyant capital city Buenos Aires, arriving the same or following day. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel; the rest of day is at leisure. (D)

DAY 3: EXPLORE BUENOS AIRES

An irresitible combination of Latin flair and European elegance, Buenos Aires is a delight to explore and that’s exactly what you’ll do today on a city tour. This will include the vibrant districts of La Boca, San Telmo and Recoleta. Later, enjoy a quintessential Argentine experience; the tango! Take a tango class in a local milonga (tango club) before sitting down to dinner and a sultry tango show. (B,D)

DAY 4: THE PAMPAS

Spend the day just outside the city on the vast, fertile grasslands known as the pampas, on a traditional estancia (ranch). Here you’ll get some insight into the life of folk heroes, the gaucho and after a typical Argentinian asado lunch, there will be a fun folklore show. (B,L)

DAY 5: TRAVEL TO SALTA

Transfer to the airport and fly to the north-western city of Salta. Set amongst Andean peaks at 1,152 metres above sea level, Salta is an engaging place with great museums and extravagant colonial edifices. This afternoon you’ll tour the city and spend some time at the excellent Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana. (B)

DAY 6: TREN A LAS NUBES

The ‘Train to the Clouds’, one of the world’s highest railways, departs from San Antonio de los Cobres and climbs its way into the spectacular heights of the Andes. Aboard this heritage railway you will chug towards the Chilean border via bridges, tunnels, viaducts, spirals and zigzags, passing along the Lerma Valley and through the otherworldly landscapes of Quebrada del Toro, to the 4,220-metre altitude La Polvorilla Viaduct. Transfer to Purmamarca, a picturesque village of traditional adobe houses. (B)

 DAY 7: QUEBRADA DE HUMAHUACA

Spend the day amongst the extraordinary formations and undulating colours of the Humahuaca Valley. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the rocks of this stark, dry canyon are a swirling rainbow, the hues constantly changing, whilst others have been eroded into all sorts of odd and interesting shapes. Return to Salta. (B)

DAY 8: FLY TO IGUACU

Say farewell to Salta and the Andes and board a plane over to Puerto Iguazu, the town closest to the incredible natural wonder that is Iguacu Falls. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

DAY 9: PUERTO IGUAZU

On the border of Argentina and Brazil, Iguazu is the largest waterfall system in the world, with hundreds of cascades pouring off the edge of the Parana Plateau. Today you will wander along the Argentinian side of Iguazu which offers a fantastic overview of the whole of the falls and showcases its power and magnificence. Don’t miss the viewpoint of one of the falls’ most impressive sights, the Garganta del Diablo. (B)

DAY 10: FOZ DO IGUACU

Pass over the border into Brazil – this side of Iguacu offers a completely different experience with paths and catwalks to wander. These will lead you to some of the numerous smaller cascades that dance their way along gullies and through lush greenery. Hop on a plane to Brazil’s ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’, Rio de Janeiro. (B,D)

DAY 11: CHRIST THE REDEEMER

Clamber onboard a jeep to venture to some of Rio’s many wonders! You’ll start at the Corcovado, travelling up to the peak by cog train to the spot where the iconic Christ the Redeemer watches over the city. Next, wander through the tropical Tijuca Forest, a rainforest in the heart of the city, before exploring the 19th-century hillside neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, an area with a wonderfully bohemian atmosphere, where you’ll also have lunch. (B,L)

DAY 12: RIO CITY TOUR

Ascend the heights of Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car for breathtaking views over the city, its beaches and the surrounding bay and islands. Continue exploring, making sure to soak up the vibrancy of the atmosphere as you enjoy Rio’s sights, including the world-famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. Later in the evening, transfer back to Copacabana to visit a samba club, where you can simply tap your foot to the infectious beat and watch the dancing, or dance the night away yourself! (B,L)

DAYS 13-14: FLY RIO TO IRELAND

Fly to the Ireland, arriving home the following day. (B)

 

Price from €5090 per person - subject to availability at the time of booking. Call Justin or Michael to discuss in more detail

Selected dates available throughout the year - Call Justin or Michael on 0504 22200

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