Impressions of South America

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This leisurely South America trip gives you Sugarloaf Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer statue and Iguassu Falls by day – and samba fun in Rio and tango in Buenos Aires by night.You'll enjoy Insider moments like… learning to mix the perfect caipirinha – Brazil's citrusy national drink – as you enjoy a barbecue night at a local churrascaria, with traditional m...

Overview

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

Highlights

    • City tour ofRio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires
    • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf, Corcovadoand Iguassu Falls

What's this trip about?

    This leisurely South America trip gives you Sugarloaf Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer statue and Iguassu Falls by day – and samba fun in Rio and tango in Buenos Aires by night.You'll enjoy Insider moments like… learning to mix the perfect caipirinha – Brazil's citrusy national drink – as you enjoy a barbecue night at a local churrascaria, with traditional music, tasty barbecued meats and freshly made cocktails.

Details

Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityRio de Janeiro
End CityBuenos Aires

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Eco, Sustainable & Green Travel
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Transformative

Destinations

  • South America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil

Attractions

  • Buenos Aires
  • Copacabana
  • Corcovado National Park
  • Iguazu Falls
  • Iguazu National Park
  • Rio de Janeiro

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Nature
  • Ruins & Archaeology
  • Trains & Rail

Trip includes

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation
    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
    • Optional Experiences and free time
    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
    • VIP entry to many sights
    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
    • 9 nights First Class accommodation
    • A Trafalgar bonus – all Intra-Air Flights: Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu and Iguassu to Buenos Aires, including porter service at all airports
    • A Trafalgar bonus – guaranteed late hotel check-out until 5 p
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    • in Buenos Aires on Day 10

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Day 1 ARRIVE RIO DE JANEIRO (4 NIGHTS)

Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro. You will arrive and be met at the airport by a local host and taken to your lovely hotel (check in time is 3 p.m.). Enjoy your hotel's superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach and minutes from downtown Rio.  Hotel Windsor Atlantica

Day 2 RIO DE JANEIRO SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE

Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city cat...

Day 3 RIO DE JANEIRO SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE

Board a classic cogwheel train for the journey to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. After admiring the panoramic views, head back down the mountain and see the song-inspiring Copacab...

Day 4 RIO DE JANEIRO AT LEISURE

Enjoy a full day to explore the wonders of Rio on your own. Your Travel Director will be happy to help you plan your day. Take a sailboat cruise along the coast, a helicopter ride over Copacabana or visit a nearby favella. Full Breakfast

Day 5 RIO DE JANEIRO – IGUASSU FALLS (2 NIGHTS)

Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore on your own. Perhaps a swim in the Atlantic sounds refreshing. This afternoon, visit a Samba school, with a Local Specialist, to see how the school operates and prepares for Carnival week. See Carnival props and if you desire, joi...

Day 6 IGUASSU FALLS SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE

Enter Iguassu National Park and spend the morning exploring the Brazilian side of the cascades with a Local Specialist, including a scenic walk through the rainforest to the base of the falls. After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant with a view of the falls, return...

Day 7 IGUASSU FALLS – BUENOS AIRES (3 NIGHTS)

Cross the border into Argentina and spend some time getting to know the geography of the area at the Visitors Centre. Take a walk along a scenic catwalk to view the thunderous Devil's Throat Falls and ride the open-air ecological jungle train for a different perspecti...

Day 8 BUENOS AIRES SIGHTSEEING AND AT LEISURE

Embark with a Local Specialist on a guided tour of the passionate city where the tango was born. See the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings; the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca; San Telmo and lovely Palermo, home to fashionable cafés...

Day 9 BUENOS AIRES AT LEISURE

Relish a morning and afternoon at leisure to pursue your own interests in the “Paris of South America.” The possibilities are endless. Delve into one of the country's finest museums at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, set in a lovely park in the Recoleta neighbourh...

Day 10 DEPART BUENOS AIRES

Say hasta luego to Argentina today and transfer to the airport for your flight home. For your convenience, your rooms are reserved until 5 p.m. Or you may choose to extend your stay in Buenos Aires. Full Breakfast

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Price From $3,906
Price per day$391
Last Updated: 7/16/2018

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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At Trafalgar, we passionately believe in the power of travel to broaden the mind and build bridges between people. By sharing with you the hidden places not mentioned in guidebooks, the local people you wouldn’t otherwise meet, and the traditions you may not have experienced by yourself, we ensure that you get the ‘insider’ view, an authentic and enhanced experience you simply could not have had on your own.

It is this dedication to taking our guests beyond the obvious sights that has helped us grow over the past 65 years into one of the most trusted and successful international guided vacation/holiday companies in the world. From Europe to the United States, South America to South Africa, and with the recent addition of Asia, we pride ourselves on uncovering the hidden gems, cultural highlights and not-to-be-missed attractions of the places you visit. We’ll help you delve deep into the heart of each city and capture the true essence of each new destination.

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Meals Included
  • 9 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest Farewell Dinner)
Age Requirements
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