Highlights

  • Enjoy a champagne tango show in Buenos Aires
  • Sip fine wines in Mendoza’s famed Andean estates
  • Marvel at the jungle-framed cascades of Iguazú Falls
  • Look down on Rio's cityscape from the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain

From the backstreet parillas and late night tango shows of the Argentine capital to the favelas that tumble down Rio’s mountain setting, Argentina and Brazil are two countries that dance to an altogether different beat. Starting in Buenos Aires, this tailor-made trip will showcase highlights both urban and natural, taking you on a journey through the Andes-framed vineyards of Mendoza – a colonial gem synonymous with malbec – and on to Iguazú Falls, the largest waterfall system in the world. End with a stay in the city of Carnival, where that iconic statue forever gazes down onto a melting pot of samba street parties and Ipanema’s famous golden sands.  


Day 1

Depart UK

Your luxury holiday begins with a private transfer to your chosen airport where you’ll have time to enjoy your premium lounge before take off. An overnight flight takes you to the Argentina capital.

Airport transfer chauffeur service

Airport transfer chauffeur service

VIP airport lounge

VIP airport lounge


Days 2 – 4

Buenos Aires’ tango beat

Arriving in Buenos Aires on day two, a private transfer will bring you to your luxury hotel, a masterpiece of French classicism in capital's exclusive Recoleta district. Then, on your first full day, you’ll be introduced to the city's highlights on a private half-day tour, calling in at Recoleta’s iconic cemetery, colourful La Boca and the fabled Café Tortoni. In the evening, with an included tango show and dinner, you'll be treated to the Latin rhythms that define this energetic city's outlook. Sip champagne and enjoy a gourmet three-course meal as world-class performers dance to the infectious beat of a live quintet of some of the city's finest musicians. It's all wrapped up in the velvet-clad cabaret hall of the famous Faena Hotel.

Breakfast included

Pirámide de Mayo of the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires

Pirámide de Mayo

Caminito, La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

La Boca's artistry

Enjoy a champagne dinner and performance at a famous tango dance hall

Tango dance show


Days 5 – 7

The world-famous wines of Mendoza

Fly from the capital to Mendoza. Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Andes, this is a region famed for its wine production, best showcased in rich malbecs and fruity tempranillos. Based at the ever-so-stylish Entre Cielos – a hotel with its own spa, gourmet restaurant and vineyard – you’ll have three days to independently explore this wine-lovers' paradise where imposing mountain landscapes provide a stunning backdrop to boutique estates some 1,400 metres above sea level. Taste your way through the region's best wines, perhaps enjoying an optional tour of the Uco Valley's most recognised estates together with a delicious vineyard lunch.

Breakfast included

Vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza's vineyards

Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza, Argentina


Days 8 – 9

A waterfall world wonder

On day eight, you’ll fly to the mighty Iguazú Falls on the Brazil–Argentine border, ready to explore it all over the next two days of included private touring. The terracotta roofs and whitewashed walls of your luxury hotel are tucked away on the Brazilian side of the falls among tennis courts, swimming pools and an impossibly green toucan-filled jungle. It’s the only hotel in the national park itself, and the perfect base for boardwalk strolls that bring you to plunging gorges and panoramic viewpoints. On day nine, a 4WD will take you further into the rainforest on the Argentine side, and to a river cruise that will bring you right up to the falls’ spray.

Breakfast included

Iguazú Falls

Iguazú Falls


Day 10

A Brazilian perspective

Today's private tour takes in the Brazilian side of the falls for a more comprehensive overlook and the chance to capture that iconic panorama. However, for the best in aerial views, we highly recommend a helicopter flight to take in the falls and their jungle surrounds from above. You’ll then fly to Rio for a private transfer to your luxury Copacabana hotel for on-call butler service and sweeping beach views from the stunning rooftop terrace. 

Breakfast included

Iguazú Falls

Iguazú Falls

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro


Days 11 – 12

Rio's carnival atmosphere

On your first full day in Brazil’s ‘Marvellous City’, you’ll visit one of Rio’s most iconic sights – Christ the Redeemer – on a private city tour. A cog train will bring you to its 2,300-foot-high perch, where its watchful gaze looks out over the entire city. The next day, you’ll join your private tour guide and head to Sugar Loaf Mountain where cable cars summit its domed protrusion to yet more picturesque cityscapes of Rio’s beaches and islands. In the evening, you’ll be treated to an included traditional barbecue dinner and a theatre performance that demonstrates how modern Brazilian dance developed from indigenous and African roots.

Breakfast included

Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro

Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro

Lapa, Rio de Janeiro

Lapa, Rio de Janeiro


Days 13 – 14

Depart for UK

Take a private transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home. On day 14, you'll be met by your chauffeur who'll see you safely home.

Breakfast included


About the itinerary

"This is a fantastic combination of two of the most popular countries on anyone’s Latin America bucket list. I love Buenos Aires for its beautiful architecture and fantastic lifestyle, music and food, while I adore Rio for its sunshine and the most awe-inspiring location one can imagine. I recommend complementing the holiday with wine tasting in Mendoza and a visit to Iguazú Falls, one of the new 7 Wonders of Nature"

Katrin Rummer

Destination Specialist

Pricing information

Guide price from £4,270 pp incl. flights

Low Season from: £4,270 pp
High Season from: £4,730 pp

Includes:

  • Return UK airport chauffeur service
  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return international and domestic flights between the UK, Argentina and Brazil
  • Private transfers
  • 11 nights accommodation in 5* (Deluxe) hotels on a B&B basis
  • Private touring in Argentina including Buenos Aires City Tour, Dinner & Tango Show 'Rojo Tango' at Faena hotel and full day Argentina Falls tour
  • Private touring in Brazil including half day Brazil Falls tour, half day Corcovado and half day Sugar Loaf tour and Rio by Night Tropical show including BBQ dinner
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