Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil Discovery - Classic Group

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Treat yourself to the finer things in life as you sip Copacabana Beach cocktails in Rio, shop the Tango District antique markets in Buenos Aires and unwind at a spa hotel, overlooking the mists of the Iguazú Falls in Argentina. In the vineyards of Mendoza, stop to sample the flavors of Argentina’s revered wine region with an indulgent Malbec tasting, followed...

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Choose between two carefully selected activities
    • Mendoza: A day made for budding wine connoisseurs, enjoy a leisurely winery tour where you'll learn more about wine making and taste some of the vineyard's delicious Malbecs.
    • Mendoza: Go on a nature tour to the Villavicencio Reserve located in the middle of the Andes. Head on a guided hike with a Local Expert to see the rich, natural mountainouslandscape and enjoy a picnic style lunch alfresco.
    • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhancedwell-being and hygiene protocols.
    • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
    • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
    • Buenos Aires: Relax and unwind before meeting your Travel Director and fellow guests for a Welcome Dinner and drinks.
    • Buenos Aires: In the evening, enjoy an authentic Asado Porteno (Argentinian barbecue) with local chef, Luis. He will share his own family recipe and how grilling the perfect beef has become a family ritual and local tradition.
    • Montevideo: Visit a local olive oil farm in the countryside of Colonia Del Sacramento and enjoy a tour of their facilities with a local expert before sitting down for a farm to table lunch paired with local wines.
    • Iguassu Falls: Your Highlight Dinner will be served at The Argentine Experience where you'll learn how to prepare your own wine-based cocktail, and your own empanadas. Afterword, savour an Argentinian picada and sample mate and Alfajores, Argentina's famous national sweet. To enhance your dining experience, your dishes will be complemented by Argentinian wine pairings.

What's this trip about?

    Treat yourself to the finer things in life as you sip Copacabana Beach cocktails in Rio, shop the Tango District antique markets in Buenos Aires and unwind at a spa hotel, overlooking the mists of the Iguazú Falls in Argentina. In the vineyards of Mendoza, stop to sample the flavors of Argentina’s revered wine region with an indulgent Malbec tasting, followed by a delicious dinner of Asado Porteño —traditional Argentinian barbecue made with a medley of marinades. Cross the Rio de la Plata to explore the UNESCO World heritage city of Colonia del Sacramento, before journeying onwards for an adventure in Rio de Janeiro. Follow in the footsteps of your Local Expert for an exclusive guided tour of the Rio Botanical Garden—a precious collection of the world’s oldest trees and exotic orchids.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizePrivate - your group only
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityBuenos Aires
End CityRio De Janeiro

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning

Destinations

  • South America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Uruguay

Attractions

  • Rio de Janeiro

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing

Trip includes

    • From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
    • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
    • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
    • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
    • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
    • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Buenos Aires

Nicknamed the “Paris of South America”, this glamorous destination really does live up to its European counterpart. Neoclassical, Art Nouveau and Art Deco buildings line its streets, attracting equally as sophisticated travelers. On arrival, you’ll be transferred to y...

Day 2: Explore Buenos Aires Relaxed Start

Start your first full day in Buenos Aires with a city tour. Take in the capital's key sights including the Metropolitan Cathedral, Casa Rosada and Plaza de Mayo.Later, visit the historic Mercado San Telmo. Built in 1897, this indoor market is situated in the Tango Dis...

Day 3: On to Colonia del Sacramento

Today you’ll travel by ferry across the Rio de la Plata, otherwise known as the River Plate.Visit the city of Colonia del Sacramento, with its charming cobbled streets and historic buildings. Now a UNESCO World heritage site, this colourful destination was originally ...

Day 4: Buenos Aires to Mendoza

It’s time to head to the wine country of Argentina, the city of Mendoza. Board your flight to this bustling location. From the Art Deco buildings that line its streets, to its quaint coffee shops and esteemed wineries, you’ll be taken to the heart of Argentinian culture.

Diplomatic Hotel, Mendoza.

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Day 5: Flavour of Mendoza Relaxed Start

Today, choose to enjoy a leisurely three winery tour with Malbec tastings and lunch. Learn more about winemaking and take in the area's scenery while you indulge on the rich, dark, fruity flavours of the region's most famous beverage. Alternatively, choose to visit th...

Day 6: Mendoza to Iguassu Falls

With over 270 waterfalls, rare flora and fauna, and lush rainforest, your destination really is as impressive as the photos suggest. Meaning “big water” in the Guaraní language, the stunning falls land in both Argentina and Brazil. Stay on the Argentinian side of the ...

Day 7: Sightseeing at Iguassu Falls Relaxed Start

Take in breathtaking views of the jungle and falls, before heading out with a Local Expert to explore the Argentinian side of the park. Take an optional Gran Aventura boat ride to Devil’s Throat, the largest and perhaps most famous water cascade in the park. This u-sh...

Day 8: The Brazilian Side

Wake up inside the National Park and enjoy breakfast with a tropical view at your hotel. Today you’ll take a guided visit to the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls. While the walk around the Brazilian side is shorter, it's no less impressive. The falls are further away w...

Day 9: Explore Rio de Janeiro

This morning, visit a local produce market and sample some of Brazil's unique fruits. Afterwards, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience with a local botanist for a special guided visit to Rio’s Botanical Garden, a preservation site for a rare collection of bromeliads ...

Day 10: Leisure time in Rio de Janeiro Relaxed Start

In the morning, take a tour of Tijuca Forest National Park, where you’ll find Mount Corcovado, home to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.Spend the afternoon at leisure. Why not soak up the sun on Copacabana Beach or ask your Travel Director for the best spot to gr...

Day 11: Depart Rio de Janeiro

It’s time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers as your trip comes to an end. Take our organised transfer to Rio de Janeiro-Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport.

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Price per day$465
Last Updated: 6/25/2023

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Alvear Icon Hotel, Buenos Aires. Diplomatic Hotel, Mendoza. Gran Melia, Iguassu Falls. Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana.,
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