Impressions of South America

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From the vibrant shores of Ipanema to the thundering Iguassu Falls, South America waits! Your nine-day tour sees you going behind-the-scenes at Samba school in Rio, watching rivetted as dancers perform an unforgettable Tango performance in Buenos Aires, and admiring the vibrant colours and wildlife of UNESCO-listed Iguassu National Park.

Overview

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

Highlights

    • Explore Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires with a Local Specialist
    • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado, Iguassu Falls and Recoleta Cemetery
    • View Devil's Throat Falls
    • See Copacabana Beach and the Casa Rosada
    • Connect with Locals
    • Dive into Culture
    • Dive Into Culture

What's this trip about?

    From the vibrant shores of Ipanema to the thundering Iguassu Falls, South America waits! Your nine-day tour sees you going behind-the-scenes at Samba school in Rio, watching rivetted as dancers perform an unforgettable Tango performance in Buenos Aires, and admiring the vibrant colours and wildlife of UNESCO-listed Iguassu National Park.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityRio de Janeiro
End CityBuenos Aires

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning

Destinations

  • South America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil

Attractions

  • Buenos Aires
  • Rio de Janeiro

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Rio de Janeiro

Launch your leisurely exploration of South America to the sultry beats of the Bossa Nova and Samba. A local host will take you to your hotel where you’ll enjoy superb ocean views of Copacabana beach and its beautiful people, just minutes from downtown Rio. This evening, we enjoy a festive Welcome Reception with our Travel Director and fellow travellers.

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure

The rhythm of Rio is yours to explore this morning. Join your Local Specialist to delve into the captivating contrasts of Brazil’s cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city). See the 18th-century Carioca Aqueduct, colonial Candelaria Church, and the home of the Rio Carnival...

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure

Hands outstretched, the iconic Christ the Redeemer welcomes you to the hunched outcrop of Corcovado, sharing his impressive panoramic view of a city that loves to celebrate. This afternoon, soak in the shores of Copacabana and Ipanema. Kick back and watch tanned sun-w...

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls

Spend your lazy moments in Rio soaking up the laid-back carioca life before you Connect With Locals at a local Samba School to see their preparations for Carnival Week. You’ll learn how to sway those hips to the tunes of Mais que nada and The Girl from Ipanema during ...

Day 5: Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and At Leisure

The tropical jungle and waterfall landscapes of the UNESCO-listed Iguassu National Park provide sanctuary for rare wildlife, bird and plant species, which share their home with us today as we explore the Brazilian side of the falls with a Local Specialist. We’ll walk ...

Day 6: Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires

Crossing the Argentinian border, we join our Local Specialist for a walk along the long catwalk suspended above the swirling waters of the Iguassu River. View the chaotic crush of water pouring down Devil’s Throat Falls, then board an open-air ecological jungle train ...

Day 7: Buenos Aires Sightseeing and At Leisure

Our day together is spent on a paseo with a Local Specialist. We’ll walk through the wide boulevards of this beautiful capital admiring the spirit of a city whose European and Latin American influences can be seen around every turn. This evening, we linger over a deli...

Day 8: Buenos Aires At Leisure

Get under the skin of Buenos Aires today - a full day to pursue your own interests in the 'Paris of South America'. Delve into the treasures of artisan markets and the patio shops of rustic colonial buildings in San Telmo or enjoy delicious dulce de leche ice-cream at...

Day 9: Depart Buenos Aires

Our South America adventure comes to an end this morning. Say a fond hasta luego to Buenos Aires and newfound friends, transferring to the airport for your flight home or choose to extend your stay.

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Price From $3,050
Price per day$339
Last Updated: 7/19/2023

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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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Gerard

Apr 2017

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Impressions of South America

A fine combination of the urban (Rio, Buenos Aires) and the natural (Igauçu Falls)

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Apr 2017

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Impressions of South America

Because of the organisation of your Guides and the...

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Deane

Apr 2017

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Impressions of South America

Each optional trip was great. We were very close to Itaipu D...

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Meals Included
  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Dinner
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 2 Regional Dinners
  • 8 Breakfasts
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
A Trafalgar bonus all Intra-Air Flights: Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu and Iguassu to Buenos Aires, including porter service at all airports All hotel tips, charges and local taxes All porterage and restaurant gratuities An expert Travel Director and professional Driver Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys) Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras Optional Experiences and free time
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