Discover the allure of two of South America’s most captivating cities along with the spectacular Iguazú Falls and sophisticated beach resort of Buzios.
Suggested route & duration
11 nights Buenos Aires to Buzios
Buenos Aires: 3 nights
Iguazú: 2 nights
Rio de Janiero: 3 nights
Buzios: 3 nights
About this independent tour
Classic Brazil & Argentina is an independent journey which includes 11 nights’ accommodation; travel will be via internal flights or overland transfers.
BUENOS AIRES Argentina’s vibrant capital is a multi-cultural melting pot steeped in history, and with its wide boulevards, European architecture and upscale boutiques, it’s easy to see how it earned its moniker as the ‘Paris of South America’. Explore the contrasts of the capital, from the modern docks of Puerto Madero to the historic quarters of San Telmo. A city tour is the best way to discover the historic and cultural highlights, including the colourful La Boca District and the hauntingly beautiful Recoleta Cemetery – final resting place of Eva Peron. And don’t leave the city without experiencing a traditional tango show!
IGUAZÚ From Buenos Aires you will fly into Puerto Iguazú (IGR) on the Argentinian side of the falls, but you can choose to stay on either side. During your stay, explore the breathtaking collection of over 275 falls which straddle the border. Witnessing the mighty power of the Devil’s Throat – as 14 falls cascade over 107 metres to the river below, creating plumes of mist – is awe-inspiring. For the complete falls experience book excursions to both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of the falls which each offer a different perspective of this natural wonder. To continue your journey to Rio de Janeiro you will depart from the Brazilian airport in Foz do Iguaçu (IGU).
RIO DE JANEIRO Rio boasts a spectacular setting on picturesque Guanabara Bay and offers a unique combination of incredible sightseeing, fabulous entertainment and outstanding natural beauty. A trip up to the peak of Corcovado Hill to come face-to-face with Christ the Redeemer – Rio’s most famous icon, and enjoy spellbinding panoramic views over the city and bays is an unmissable experience. And don’t miss the chance to ride the cable car up to the top of Sugar Loaf for jaw-dropping 360º views over the whole city.
BUZIOS Once a sleepy fishing village, Buzios is now a sophisticated beach resort known as the ‘St Tropez of Latin America’. Cafés, restaurants, bars and clubs line the charming cobbled streets such as the picturesque Rua das Pedras. There is also an array of excellent boutique hotels.
Tailor your tour
This itinerary is flexible, so you can choose your own itinerary, duration and accommodation, add excursions and extend your holiday.
Why not extend your time in Brazil by spending a few days in the historic UNESCO-listed city of Salvador.