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Argentina Tours & Holidays

Best Of Argentina & Brazil

From €2559pp
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Depart From
Cork or Dublin
Departure Date
Regular departures throughout the year
Duration
8 Days
Destination
Brazil & Argentina
Price
From €2559pp
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Travel from the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires to the beaches of Rio via the magnificent Iguazu Falls.

Visit two of the world's most vibrant cities combined with one of the new 7 Natural Wonders of the World, Iguazu Falls. 

On this unforgettable tour with lots of inclusions you will get a taste of South America and be immersed in a culture of sights, music, dancing and great food! 

There are a lot of amazing excursions included in this itinerary which are outlined below but also when you are in each destination there is a wide choice of optional tours you can book if you want to or you can use the leisure time to relax or shop!

If you have more time we would recommend adding on some time before or after the tour to appreciate other areas these countries have to offer including the wine region in Mendoza, Argentina or a relaxing beach stay in Buzios, Brazil!

Highlights & Included Excursions:

  • Tour of Palermo District, Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires City Tour including stop at historical Café Tortoni 
  • Dinner & Tango show at La Ventana Tango House, Buenos Aires
  • Visit Argentinean side of Iguazu Falls
  • Visit the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls
  • Full Day City Tour including Sugar Loaf & Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro

Day 1: Buenos Aires

Upon arrival in Buenos Aires transfer from the airport to the hotel.

In the afternoon you will visit the district of Palermo with its beautiful parks and artificial lakes. The City Zoo, the Botanical Garden of Buenos Aires, the Argentinian Horse Track and the National Polo Fields are all located in this area.

You will also visit one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires: Palermo Soho & Palermo Hollywood.            

This area has many design boutiques, owned by local young designers, informal and modern style as well as many fashionable cafes and restaurants.

Day 2: Buenos Aires

Get in touch with the birth city of the Tango!

During your city tour in Buenos Aires you will drive along 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest avenue of the world, you will pass close to the Colon Theatre, one of the world's best known opera houses and the cultural pride of the "bonaerenses".

Visit the famous Avenida de Mayo that runs into the Plaza De Mayo, surrounded by the Casa Rosada (Government House), the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo (first City Hall, built during Spanish rule). At the other end of Avenida de Mayo the cupola of the Congress building can be seen.

Stop and inside visit of the Metropolitan Cathedral, this imposing neo-classical building is Argentina´s main catholic building. The mausoleum of General San Martin (our National Hero) is located inside the Cathedral, and Pope Francisco used to celebrate religious services in this Cathedral when he was cardinal of Buenos Aires city.

We will stop at the famous Café Tortoni, the oldest literati café of the city. Enjoy a cup of coffee & snack.

Your next stop is La Boca, a most colorful area with the famous street Caminito.

Continue to the north area and visit the Recoleta area, one of the city’s most glamorous spots. Here you will see elegant boutiques and excellent restaurants, surrounded by centennial trees.

The heart of the neighborhood is the Recoleta cemetery. The cemetery is the centre of this aristocratic neighborhood, and the most relevant personalities of Argentina’s history rest in this place. The mausoleums and pantheons reflect the architectural diversity emerging from the different cultural tendencies Argentina incorporated in its formation as a nation. The cemetery is considered to be one of the most impressive monuments of Argentina. 30min stop includes visit of Eva Duarte`s grave, known as Eva Perón (Evita).

In the evening you will be taken to the tango house La Ventana, because visiting a Tango Show is a MUST when you are in Buenos Aires! La Ventana is one of the most authentic tango houses and is located in the San Telmo neighborhood, the heart of the tango scene in Buenos Aires. 

The Tango tradition started at the end of the last century, developing from a mixture of various rhythms, which were originally danced in the poorer quarters. In the beginning Tango was only danced by men, accompanied by flutes, violins and guitars. The flutes were later replaced by the "bandoneón" (a type of accordion), which gave the tango its distinctive flavor. 

During the excursion you can opt between a tango lesson with specialized teachers or a wine tasting session of different Argentinean wines.

Afterwards you will enjoy dinner (which includes three courses and non-alcoholic beverages as well as half a bottle of wine or two glasses of beer per person) and a tango show. 

After the tango show return back to the hotel. Arrival at the hotel around midnight

Day 3: Buenos Aires

Day at leisure

Day 4: Buenos Aires- Iguassú

Transfer to the domestic airport for the flight to Iguassu.

Upon arrival in Iguassu pick-up at the airport and transfer to the Argentinean National Park towards the Argentinean side of the falls.

You will make a short stop at the Visitor’s Centre and proceed from there along the Inferior Circuit, the down-river falls, to the Superior Circuit, the up-river cascades. The Ecological Jungle Train leads you to the most impressive observation point of the falls – The Devil´s Throat. After visit transfer to the hotel on the Brazilian side of the falls.

Day 5: Iguassú

In the morning visit of the Brazilian side of the falls. Walking along the paths following cascades and then along the catwalk that leads very close to the bottom of the Devil’s Throat to enjoy magnificent views.

Take an elevator to go up to the road in order to board the coach which will bring back to the hotel.

Day 6: Iguassú- Rio de Janeiro

Transfer from the hotel to the airport for the flight to Rio de Janeiro and on arrival transfer to your hotel in Rio. At leisure.

Day 7: Rio de Janeiro

Leaving the hotel and proceeding as far as Cosme Velho Station to board a cog-train(*) for the ride through Tijuca Forest up Corcovado Mountain at 748m (2.454ft) high. The train ride takes 20 minutes and is a wonderful opportunity for a closer look at the forest’s lush tropical vegetation and to enjoy scenic landscapes of the beaches and city.

Disembarking at the top of Corcovado and then proceeding up the steps that lead to the top lookout where the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer stands. After appreciating the breathtaking view unfolding below, passengers will descend by train.

The tour proceeds passing by Rio’s world-famous beaches as far as Urca District to board a cable car for a two-staged ascent up Sugar Loaf Mountain at 390m (1.280ft.) high. Then coming down and proceeding along Guanabara Bay and Flamengo Park as far as downtown.

Visit downtown area, passing by the financial and business centre and by other attractions such as the Candelaria Church, Saint Sebastian Cathedral, Lapa Arches, Municipal Theatre, National Library, Fine Arts Museum, and by the Sambadrome, site of Rio’s famous Carnival parade.

Day 8: Rio de Janeiro

Transfer to the airport and return flight home or extend your stay.

Price is based on 2 adults sharing and includes:

  • Return international flights and taxes
  • All domestic flights and taxes
  • 3* accommodation on a B&B basis
  • All transfers
  • English speaking local guides
  • Excursions and meals as included on itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Luggage handling
  • Tax & service charge in the hotels

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
  • Pre or Post Tour stays
  • Optional Excursions
  • Upgrade your accommodation to 4* from €160pp
Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Flight taxes subject to change at all times.

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