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Rio de Janeiro

Luxury Argentina & Brazil

13-day tailor-made journey from £4,775 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Discover the spectacular natural wonders and colourful culture of Brazil and Argentina

Highlights

  • Stay in a grand hotel in the centre of Buenos Aires, and witness an authentic tango show
  • Ride horses and drink wine at a luxe gaucho ranch
  • Tour the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of the pounding Iguazu Falls
  • Retreat to a luxury hotel in the middle of the rainforest
  • Drink cocktails at an iconic beachfront property in Rio de Janeiro

In Brief

  • 3 Nights Buenos Aires
  • 2 Nights Estancia La Bamba de Areco
  • 2 Nights Iguassu Falls
  • 3 Nights Rio de Janeiro

About

Recommended for:
Food & wine | History & culture | Natural world

Discover the highlights of Argentina and Brazil in style with stays in some of South America's most luxurious hotels. From Buenos Aires' mix of cosmopolitan city streets and vibrant old town neighbourhoods – and an included tango show experience – you'll head outside the city to an authentic ranch property, meticulously renovated and offering incredible wine and dining experiences alongside horseback riding, biking and hiking in the flat plains. Then, continue north to the thundering Iguazu Falls. Straddling both countries, you'll see both sides up close with expert guides, retreating each night to your luxurious Belmond hideaway surrounded by national park rainforest. Finish your holiday in another palatial Belmond hotel, set right on the iconic Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. From tours of Corcovado and Sugarloaf Mountain to a thrilling Samba show and delicious BBQ dinner, you'll experience the best the carnival city has to offer.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Depart the UK

Head to the airport, where you'll enjoy complimentary lounge access before your overnight flight to Buenos Aires.

Days 2-4
Buenos Aires

On arrival into Buenos Aires on day two, you'll transfer to your classically elegant hotel in the Recoleta district, a particularly affluent area of the city known for its French townhouses, gilded palaces and upmarket shopping. Explore Buenos Aires over the next few days, wandering around the brightly coloured buildings of La Boca and sipping coffee at the iconic Café Tortoni. Don't miss a visit to the central Plaza de Mayo, lined with stately 19th-century buildings, the grand 1908 Teatro Colón, and the contemporary MALBA museum, showcasing modern Latin American art. An included dinner show at the opulent Hotel Faena introduces you to the magic of Argentinian tango – you'll dine on a three-course meal and sip champagne as dancers bring to life infectious Latin rhythms and pounding beats. Set to a live quintet, it's a truly immersive experience.

Stay: Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 5-6
Estancia La Bamba de Areco

Today you'll take an included transfer to Estancia La Bamba de Areco, a luxury Relais & Châteaux rancho located in the flat plains outside of the city. At the end of an avenue lined with ancient plane trees, it's a colonial-style hideaway in the gaucho heartland. Although one of the oldest estates in the region, extensive renovations have resulted in a blend of traditional features and luxe furnishings throughout, not to mention a vast outdoor swimming pool with views of the grounds. The food and wine offerings here are a special highlight – it's all included in your stay – expect authentic Argentinian meals and world-class wines selected from a menu curated by master chef Federico Compte. Don't miss the chance to take a horse ride with a gaucho guide, walk or bicycle along the local trails and visit the nearby town for a leisurely afternoon. There's even polo matches to take part in, if you're comfortable on a horse.

Stay: Estancia La Bamba de Areco, San Antonio (Superior)

Meals: B L D

Days 7-8
Iguassu Falls

Today you'll return to Buenos Aires and fly to Cataratas del Iguazú airport. Hopping across the border to the Brazilian side, you'll check in to your hotel, a pastel-pink hideaway surrounded by rainforest in the Iguassu National Park. Sip caipirinhas as the sun sets on the first evening, before retiring to your Portuguese-Colonial style room, adorned with brightly-coloured artisanal furnishings and local artwork. On day eight, you'll enjoy an included full day tour of the Argentinian side of the falls, with a boat ride bringing you up close to this natural world wonder. The next day, on check out, a half-day tour of the Brazilian side completes the experience – it's here that you can see panoramic views of the falls in their entirety.

Stay: Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, Iguaçu Falls (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 9-11
Rio de Janeiro

After your waterfall tour this morning, you'll transfer to another spectacular Belmond property in Rio de Janeiro, this time right on Copacabana Beach, overlooking its white sands and the South Atlantic Ocean. Head to the Copacabana Piano Bar this evening for a cocktail accompanied by some live jazz. On day ten, a private guide will escort you on a tour of Corcovado – a 710-metre granite mountain located in the Tijuca Forest. Of course, it's the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer atop its peak that draws the crowds, and the views across Rio are simply stunning. On day eleven, a half-day tour brings you to Sugarloaf Mountain, jutting majestically above the water at the mouth of Guanabara Bay. Round the day off with a night at Ginga Tropical – an authentic Samba show and BBQ dinner showcase the carnival roots of the city in spectacular fashion.

Dinner included on day eleven only.

Stay: Belmond Copacabana Palace (Deluxe)

Meals: B D

Days 12-13
Return to UK

After a final breakfast in Copacabana paradise, it's time for your private transfer to the airport. After an overnight flight, you'll arrive home on day 13.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

13-day tailor-made journey from £4,775 pp incl. flights

Deluxe

Low Season

from £4,775 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £5,395 pp. incl. flights

Includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights from London to Buenos Aires and from Rio de Janeiro to London
  • Domestic flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu
  • Domestic flight from Iguassu to Rio de Janeiro 
  • Private airport transfers
  • 6 nights accommodation in 5* (Deluxe) hotels on a B&B basis
  • 2 nights accommodation in a 5* (Deluxe) estancia on a full-board basis
  • Private Buenos Aires city Tour including La Boca
  • Dinner & Tango Show 'Rojo Tango'
  • Shared activities at Estancia La Bamba de Areco 
  • Private full-day Argentine Falls tour including boat excursion & half-day Brazilian Falls tour
  • Iguassu park entrance fees
  • Private half-day Corcovado and private half-day Sugar Loaf tour
  • Rio by Night Ginga Tropical show & dinner at a BBQ restaurant

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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