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Argentina & Brazil Signature Luxury

9 Days | A Signature Luxury Journey

9 Days

Argentina & Brazil Signature Luxury

Welcome to Argentina and Brazil!

9 Day Sample Journey

Trip-at-a-Glance

Day 1

Arrival into Buenos Aires, Argentina. Take a stroll through the streets of historic Recoleta

Day 2

Soak up the atmosphere of Buenos Aires during an architectural, cultural, and art scene experience, including an inside visit to Teatro Colon

Day 3

Gain insight into the culinary traditions of Argentina during a San Telmo Foodie experience. Enjoy a stylish Rojo Tango performance

Day 4

Fly to Iguassu Falls, head to the National Park to feel the power of the thundering Argentine Falls

Day 5

Explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls and take exhilarating Macuco Boat Safari

Day 6

Fly to Rio de Janeiro, enjoy a gourmet dinner experience at a local restaurant

Day 7

Soak up the atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro during a city exploration, including a visit to Corcovado, Christ the Redeemer statue and the bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa

Day 8

Discover the Culinary Soul of Old Rio, explore the city’s most historic neighborhood, and admire the beautiful panoramic views from atop Sugar Loaf Mountain

Day 9

Depart Brazil

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Day 1: ARRIVE BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Welcome to Argentina!

Your Signature Luxury Journey begins with a stay in Buenos Aires.

Explore Recoleta on foot and go off the beaten path. You will be introduced to the history, architecture, traditions, and unique features of this historic Buenos Aires neighborhood. Visit Recoleta Cemetery and hear fascinating tales about Evita Peron, the misfortune of Rufina Cambaceres, Tiburcia Dominquez’s miserly husband, and Admiral Brown. Stop by Pilar Basilica to admire its stunning architecture, then learn about the history of Recoleta Cemetery itself at the Recoleta Cultural Center and Old Monastery.

Visit El Ateneo which is as splendid as its name and exudes Buenos Aires’s nostalgic elegance. See Bourdelle’s Monument to Alvear, then continue to the Palais de Glace, where the Argentine tango came of age. Learn about the history of tango before visiting the BA Design Center and Terraces, the National Library, and the National Fine Arts Museum.

  •  Accommodations: Algodon Mansion 
  • Meals Included: None Today
Day 2: BUENOS AIRES

Experience a mesmerizing day in Buenos Aires, “The Paris of South America”

The city combines the atmosphere of an old European town with the features of a Latin American capital. Acquire a deep understanding of its characteristics, its history, its architecture, its culture, and its best stories. See the Metropolitan Cathedral, Palace of Congress, Plaza de Mayo, and Casa Rosada (Pink House). It was from the balcony here that Eva Perón famously addressed the throngs of impassioned supporters packed into the plaza.

Enjoy the magical atmosphere of historic La Boca, the first Buenos Aires port and now a neighborhood with a unique beat, colorful, and overlaid façades, and the artsy Caminito. This street is among the most famous in the country. Go off the beaten track to see the coolest street and graffiti art that provide a visually stunning introduction to the vibrant world of urban art in Buenos Aires and its compelling history. The route will introduce you to artworks of many different artists and will give insight on how the scene is evolving in different spaces and local urban art galleries.

Head to Teatro Colón, one of the most important opera houses in the world due to its acoustic excellence and beautiful architecture and enjoy an inside guided visit.

Café Tortini makes for a great stop, where you can enjoy lunch on your own. This quintessential Porteño café founded in 1858 and has remained the meeting place for famous artists and scholars throughout its 154 years, High profile visitors include Albert Einstein and Carlos Gardel, a French Argentine singer, songwriter, composer and actor, and the most prominent figure in the history of tango.

  • Accommodations: Algodon Mansion
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 3: BUENOS AIRES

Head out for an immersive foodie experience in one of Buenos Aire’s most traditional neighborhoods

Head out for an immersive foodie experience in one of Buenos Aire’s most traditional neighborhoods.

San Telmo is characterized by cafes and restaurants, tango parlors, art galleries and antique shops lining its old cobbled streets and is a must-visit for anybody coming to Argentina.  San Telmo is a hive of activity and it is alive with musicians and street performers dancing tango at all hours of the day.  Enjoy a culinary journey as you visit enchanting gems of small coffee houses and food parlors that serve some of the most delicious food. Learn about local cuisine and culture as you wonder from one establishment to another sampling local favorites, including fabulous Malbec wine and delicious empanadas.

Enjoy a stylish tango experience! Rojo Tango is one of the city’s best tango escapes. For all its diversity, the elusive spirit of Argentina as a country is present everywhere in Buenos Aires. The national dance, the tango, is perhaps the best expression of that spirit—practiced in dance halls, parks, open plazas, and ballrooms. It is a dance of intimate separation and common rhythm, combining both an elegant reserve and an exuberant passion. The Rojo Tango show promises passion, madness and glamor expressed through the beauty and history of tango.

  • Accommodations: Algodon Mansion
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Day 4: BUENOS AIRES / IGUASSU FALLS

Fly to Iguassu Falls, experience the falls from the Argentine side

Begin with a walk along the Lower Circuit, which consists of a series of catwalks strategically placed for visitors to get several views of the falls and to get close to the cascades and charming spots of the forest. The Upper Circuit trail offers magnificent panoramic view of the waterfalls and access to the Iguazu River delta, made up of luxuriant vegetation islands. The highlight is the Devil’s Throat, a breathtaking, horseshoe-shaped gorge that is 262-feet high and 492 feet wide and falls into the river with a deafening roar. Sun and water vapor often create rainbows over the falls, crowning this beautiful landscape.  After, continue across the border to your hotel on the Brazilian side.

  • Accommodations: Belmond Das Cataratas
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 5: IGUASSU FALLS

Spend the day exploring the National Park on the Brazilian Side.

Begin with a walking tour of the Brazilian side of the falls. Start with a walk along the descending trail of the canyon, from where you can enjoy panoramic views of more than 240 falls. Board a glass elevator, which takes you to a platform were more exquisite views will be revealed. Along with its “sister” park in Argentina, The Iguassu National Park forms the most significant remaining rainforest in the southern cone of South America, which along with the waterfalls have been declared a National Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Next, embark in an open jeep-towed wagon along a 3 km trail, where you will be able to enjoy beautiful forested views until reaching the Macuco Falls. Once reaching the dock, you will board an inflatable bi-motor boat that will take you down the river to experience the falls up close. The boat travels up-river, passing the canyon, facing the rapids, at a speed permitting the appreciation of the scenery. Rainbows, blue sky, mist and water in abundance, punctuate the spectacle whose high-point is the Three Musketeers. Here the captain maneuvers the boat in order to get close enough to provide the passengers with a quick and refreshing shower!

  • Accommodations: Belmond Das Cataratas
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 6: IGUASSU FALLS / RIO DE JANEIRO

Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Settle into your hotel and enjoy some leisure time.  This evening, enjoy a gourmet dinner experience at a local restaurant.

  • Accommodations: Belmond Copacabana Palace
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner Today
Day 7: RIO DE JANEIRO

Soak up the atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro during a city exploration, including a visit to Corcovado, Christ the Redeemer statue

Situated atop a mountain, at a height of 2,329 feet above sea level, is the statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the world’s best-known and most-visited monuments and now a new modern seven wonder of the world. Following a scenic drive along the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, you arrive at the foot of the hill from where you will embark on a small train. Upon reaching the top, experience a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro and discover why it is known as the “Marvelous City!”

The charming district of Santa Teresa is one of the most original of the city due to its unique hillside geography, history, and the alternative urban lifestyle it offers. This picturesque neighborhood that began as the site of a Carmelite convent (still here) in the 18th Century is home today to some of Brazil‘s most vibrant artists – many of whom open their home studios to the public. Rio’s elegance and colorful artistic side are expressed in Santa Teresa’s lush flowers; large, elegant old houses; winding streets and breathtaking views.  Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local Churrascaria.

  • Accommodations: Belmond Copacabana Palace
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Day 8: RIO DE JANEIRO

Head out to discover the culinary soul of Old Rio and explore the city’s most historic neighborhoods. Admire beautiful panoramic views from atop Sugar Loaf Mountain

Brazil and its cuisine are a wild and sometimes baffling stew of influences and cultures.

Start the day with a visit to the street market where you have good opportunities to see and experience the day by day of the locals and get to sample some local favorite snacks and fruits. Our walk dives right into that mix by taking you through the vibrant heart of Rio’s two most historically and architecturally significant neighborhoods: downtown’s Centro and Porto areas. In downtown, you will have the opportunity to see the influence from the French architecture.  With Rio’s history and modern rise as a backdrop, our walk works its way through the traditional eateries and bars of this district, catching some little-known cultural treasures along the way. You can sample the culinary offerings of the city’s largest open-air market, which Jewish, Syrian and now Chinese merchants have all called home. Stop at iconic botequims – lively, old-fashioned watering holes where locals take their lunch – for classic Rio bar food and a taste of cachaça, the sugar cane spirit that is Brazil’s national drink.

Sugar Loaf is an iconic symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Rising from a small peninsula at the entrance of Guanabara Bay, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined sugar loaf. The tour at Sugar Loaf Mountain is done in 2 steps by glass cable cars.  The 1st cable car takes you to the top of Urca Hill, which rises 710 feet above sea level and offers spectacular views of the entire bay and its islands. You continue in a 2nd cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, which rises 1,300 feet above sea level and offers a 360-degree view of the entire city.

  • Accommodations: Belmond Copacabana Palace
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 9: DEPART BRAZIL

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight from Brazil

Bid farewell to Brazil as you head out today.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
FOR TRIP PRICING & AVAILABILITY
Contact an Argentina and Brazil Travel Specialist

Desire a perfect trip? With the help of our travel specialists, this journey can be customized around your specific interests, tastes and preferences. We will provide helpful tips and honest advice based on first-hand knowledge of the destination.

CONTACT US ABOUT THIS TRIP
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