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Experience the power of Iguazu Falls and visit two sultry cities

Discover the alluring energy of Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls and Rio de Janeiro on a 7-day Premium adventure. Follow the footsteps of the Buenos Aires portenos during dinner at a local home and a lively tango dancing lesson, and weave through the city’s European influenced streets and lesser-known neighbourhoods with the guidance of a local leader. Marvel at the spectacle of Iguazu Falls from the Argentinian and Brazilian sides, then get swept up in the magic of Rio de Janeiro, from the impressive Christ the Redeemer to quirky cafes and galleries. Delight in the cultural and natural beauty of two contrasting countries.


Start
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Finish
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Destinations
Argentina, Brazil
Style
Premium
Theme
Explorer
Code
GGPA
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

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  • Marvel at Iguazu Falls from multiple angles with visits to the boardwalk system in Argentina and the panoramic viewpoints of Brazil.

  • Discover the real Buenos Aires during a traditional asado feast in the home of a local, and take a tango lesson at a classic conventillo with two professional dancers.

  • Visit the wonderful Gastromotiva social enterprise in Rio for lunch, where dishes are made by marginalised members of the community who receive free culinary training.

  • Experience Art Nouveau elegance at the Tango de Mayo. Your fabulous feature stay hotel includes a rooftop bar that offers unbeatable views across the city.

  • Uncover the history of Rio during a full-day tour, including a visit to the spectacularly located Christ the Redeemer statue and the lively and eclectic Santa Teresa neighbourhood.

Itinerary

Bienvenido! Welcome to Buenos Aires. Argentina’s stunning capital is peppered with European influences but owns its deep-rooted Latin soul. You will be collected from the airport and transferred to your feature stay accommodation, the fabulous Tango de Mayo Hotel in the heart of the city. Founded in 1913, the hotel retains its Art Nouveau charm, now paired with modern comforts, first class service and a unique tango flair. If you arrive with time to spare, perhaps head to your hotel’s rooftop bar and enjoy sweeping views of Buenos Aires with a cocktail in hand. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at the hotel at 6pm, where you’ll meet your leader and fellow travellers. After the meeting, learn what local life looks like in Buenos Aires and head to the home of a porteno (inhabitant of Buenos Aires) for a traditional Asado feast. Chat to your friendly host about all things Argentina while enjoying a fantastic spread of barbecued meats, provoleta cheese and plenty of local wine. If you’ve been swept up in the frenetic rhythm of Buenos Aires, perhaps keep the evening going with a post-dinner tango show.
Accommodation
  • Tango de Mayo Hotel (Feature Stay) or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Buenos Aires - Welcome Dinner
Optional Activities
  • Buenos Aires - Malbec Trail of Palermo Urban Adventure - USD113
  • Buenos Aires - Tango show ticket prices from - USD60
  • Buenos Aires - Polo day - USD185
  • Buenos Aires - Football game (subject to availability) ticket prices from - USD80
Meals Included
  • Dinner
Special Information
It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting as we will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this time. If you are going to be late please let your travel agent or hotel reception know. Ask reception or look for a note in the lobby for more information on where the meeting will take place.

The arrival transfer is only valid if arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-trip accommodation through us. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum 14 days prior to travel, as we may not be able to confirm a request made within 14 days of travel.
This morning you’ll discover Buenos Aires’s history, cultural influences and iconic sites during a walking tour with your leader. First stop is the Plaza de Mayo to visit the original town hall, as well as the presidential palace known as the Pink House. Walk around La Boca and its ‘Caminito’ district, before moving on to the lesser-known Barracas neighbourhood and stop in at a local NGO to learn about their agroecological model of food production and community collaboration. Help prepare a meal – much of the ingredients for which are grown in the co-op garden – and then dine on the results, including alfajores (classic South American cookies) for dessert. Continue the tour in Recoleta Cemetery, a labyrinth of ornate mausoleums. After a stop at the grave of Eva Peron, leave the cemetery and make a stop to see the Floralis Generica – a huge metal flower. Next up, you'll head to a traditional conventillo, an urban house with a large patio, and enjoy an exclusive tango performance by two professional dancers who have been working together for more than 15 years. The dancers are passionate about preserving and sharing the art of tango, and the performance will be followed by a fantastic beginner’s class so you can experience part of Argentina’s cultural heritage first-hand. Learn about the style and history of the dance and pick up a few moves you can take home with you.
Accommodation
  • Tango de Mayo Hotel (Feature Stay) or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Buenos Aires - Tango demonstration by professional dancers
  • Buenos Aires - Tango lesson
  • Buenos Aires - City tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
This morning, transfer to the airport and board a flight to Puerto Iguazu in Argentina. Powerful, captivating and completely beautiful – coming face to face with the Iguazu Falls is sure to leave you awe-struck. You will spend the next two days exploring the falls in depth, seeing them from both the Argentinian and Brazilian side. While you are flying into Argentina, today will be spent exploring the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls. At over two kilometres in length, and made up of 275 waterfalls in total, Iguazu is higher than Niagara Falls and wider than Victoria Falls. The Brazilian side of the falls offers unforgettable panoramic views, which you’ll get to spend time taking in today. For an eagle-eye view of the falls, you can also opt to take on an optional helicopter flight.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Saint George or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Iguazu Falls - Tour of the Brazilian side of the falls
Optional Activities
  • Iguazu Falls - Bird park - BRL60
  • Iguazu Falls - Helicopter ride (min 3 people) - BRL430
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
You will be visiting the Brazilian side of the falls today and the Argentinean side of the falls tomorrow. However, your accommodation tonight is in Argentina.

Today’s flight is approximately 2 hours. The flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu has a strict luggage allowance of 15 kilograms (one piece) for checked luggage.
Rise and shine for an early departure to the Argentinian side of the falls today, where you will be able to get up close to this incredible feat of nature. There is a system of boardwalks on the Argentinian side of the falls that allow you to access some incredible viewing points, or you could choose to take an optional zodiac ride beneath the cascades for an even more exhilarating perspective. This afternoon you will have the special opportunity to join your leader for a visit to a Guarani community, one of the few remaining original inhabitants of the region. Meet with a member of the community and visit an interpretation centre to learn about the native tools used for daily activities. Your host will show you around the community and provide insight on the Guarani way of life while explaining how they have preserved their traditions on the edge of one of the world’s most popular attractions. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Saint George or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Iguazu Falls - Tour of the Argentinian side of the falls
  • Iguazu Falls - Guarani community visit
Optional Activities
  • Iguazu Falls - Zodiac ride up to the falls - USD70
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Cross the border into Brazil this morning and take an included flight from Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro. A glorious raid on the senses, Rio delights with glittering beaches, a sultry samba beat and an irresistible energy. Once you have transferred to your hotel and settled in, join your leader on an orientation walk to get a feel for this lively city and learn a little about its layered history. The rest of the day is free to explore at your own pace. You may like to head down to the famous white sands of Cobacapana and Ipanema beaches for an interesting snapshot of local life. If you would like to listen to some live music, head to Lapa and join the locals for some dancing. Be sure to speak to your leader for tips on how to get the most out of this dynamic city that’s bursting with possibilities.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Arena Copacabana or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Rio de Janeiro - Leader-led orientation walk
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
Today’s flight is approximately 2 hours.
Today you’ll get to know the sights and sounds of Rio during a full-day tour with your leader. Visit Corcovado Mountain for expansive views over the city from the base of the Christ the Redeemer statue. Next, head to Santa Teresa and discover the eclectic architecture, restaurants and art galleries. Continue to the famous Selaron Steps to see Chilean artist Jorge Selaron’s famous artwork. Give your feet a break during a lunch stop at an incredible NGO called Gastromotiva, where dishes are made by marginalised members of the community who receive free culinary training. Enjoy an afternoon to relax, hit the beach, or explore further. This evening you may like to round off your adventure with a final dinner with your group.
Accommodation
  • Hotel Arena Copacabana or similar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Rio de Janeiro - Gastromotiva lunch
  • Rio de Janeiro - Christ the Redeemer
  • Rio de Janeiro - City tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Your trip comes to an end after breakfast this morning. If you would like to extend your stay in Rio de Janeiro, please speak to your booking agent about arranging additional accommodation in advance (subject to availability).
Optional Activities
  • Rio de Janeiro - Total Rio Bike Tour: Beaches, Bays & Carioca Sunset Urban Adventure - USD119
  • Rio de Janeiro - Sugarloaf Mountain (entrance fee) - BRL110
  • Rio de Janeiro - Football game tickets from - USD50
  • Rio de Janeiro - Carnival rehearsal (June to Carnival only) - BRL90
  • Rio de Janeiro - Samba show - BRL200
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Transport

Plane, Private vehicle

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (4 nights), Feature Stay (2 nights)

Included activities

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Buenos Aires - Welcome Dinner
  • Buenos Aires - Tango demonstration by professional dancers
  • Buenos Aires - Tango lesson
  • Buenos Aires - City tour
  • Iguazu Falls - Tour of the Brazilian side of the falls
  • Iguazu Falls - Tour of the Argentinian side of the falls
  • Iguazu Falls - Guarani community visit
  • Rio de Janeiro - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Rio de Janeiro - Gastromotiva lunch
  • Rio de Janeiro - Christ the Redeemer
  • Rio de Janeiro - City tour

Premium Inclusions

  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support

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Important notes

All travellers on Intrepid trips (outside Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands) are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. From 1 December 2021, all travellers on Intrepid trips, including in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands, are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Read details here.

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. This trip includes domestic flights. The luggage allowance is 15kg for check in luggage and 5kg for carry on.
4. Full name exactly as per passport is required at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on the passport), for activity and transport bookings. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.

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