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Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil Discovery

Operated by: Insight Vacations

11 Days from $5,095 per person
JAN 2022 - MAR 2023
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Countries Visited

Argentina, Brazil ...more Argentina, Brazil

Locations Visited

Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Iguassu Falls, Rio de Janeiro ...more Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Iguassu Falls, Rio de Janeiro
  1. 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 your luxury hotel, the Alvear Icon. Located on the banks of the Río de la Plata in Puerto Madero, it’s a modern venue that offers panoramic views of the city.Relax and unwind before meeting your Travel Director and fellow guests for a three-course Welcome Dinner with wine.

    meals Dinner with Wine
    hotel Alvear Icon Hotel, Buenos Aires.
  2. 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 District, in the heart of the San Telmo neighbourhood.Witness a private demonstration and performance by professional tango dancers at an authentic “conventillo” in La Boca, where you will be introduced to this passionate dance and upbeat music.In the evening, enjoy an authentic Asado Porteno (Argentinian barbecue) with a local chef.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Alvear Icon Hotel, Buenos Aires.
  3. 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 founded by the Portuguese in the 1600s.Enjoy lunch with wine at a local olive farm, Viñedos y Olivares del Quintón, known for their characteristic terrain and thermal air, the perfect setting for vineyards and olive groves. In the afternoon, take a guided walking tour of the protected old city and its 16th century buildings.It is your third and final night in Bueno Aires, so why not head out into the city to watch a tango performance or ask your Travel Director where is best to enjoy a relaxing dinner?

    meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine
    hotel Alvear Icon Hotel, Buenos Aires.
  4. 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Diplomatic Hotel, Mendoza.
  5. 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 the Villavicencio Natural Reserve, located in the middle of the Andes. Join a Local Expert on a guided hike for exquisite views of the region and a picnic style lunch.Later, savour a delicious dinner with wine at Abrasado, an Argentinian steakhouse. Situated in Downtown Mendoza, you’ll be close to some of the city’s best wine bars, shops and restaurants. Why not end the evening with a nightcap?

    meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Diplomatic Hotel, Mendoza.
  6. 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 National Park for two nights, at the luxurious Gran Melia hotel. With two outdoor pools, a modern spa and a stylish interior, you’ll be able to relax and rejuvenate in a fitting manner. Have a night at leisure as you take in your beautiful surroundings.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Gran Melia, Iguassu Falls.
  7. 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-shaped waterfall contains 14 falls in total and is more than 262 feet (80 metres) high. 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. Afterwords, 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 wines.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Gran Melia, Iguassu Falls.
  8. 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 which allows you take in all of them at once with a unique vantage point. Your Local Expert will show you panoramic views of San Martin Island, before you head to the airport for your flight to Rio. Move on to the capital of samba and the home of iconic Copacabana Beach, famous for its stretch of golden sand. Your luxury hotel is situated on the beach itself. The rest of the evening will be at leisure. Either relax at your hotel or head out and explore the area’s local nightlife.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana.
  9. 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 and orchids, as well as old trees and exotic plants. Made up of museums, research and cultural centres, the park showcases over 6500 different species of plants, both local and foreign. Enjoy a Highlight Lunch with a classic caipirinha cocktail at Casa Camolese, a contemporary restaurant situated next to the garden. Conclude your day with a cable car ride up to Sugarloaf Mountain.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana.
  10. 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 grab a Brazilian coffee?In the evening, commemorate your holiday as you join your new friends for a memorable Celebration Dinner at a traditional Brazilian churrascaria, offering views of the Sugarloaf Mountain.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana.
  11. 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.

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Additional Included Highlights

  • 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.

Choice 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 mountainous landscape and enjoy a picnic style lunch alfresco.

Well-being

  • : 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 enhanced well-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.

Authentic Dining

  • 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.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Enjoy a Highlight Lunch with a classic Caipirinha cocktail at Casa Camolese, a contemporary restaurant situated next to the botanical garden.
  • Rio de Janeiro: In the evening, commemorate your holiday as you join your new friends for a memorable Celebration Dinner at a traditional Brazilian churrascaria with beautiful views of the Sugarloaf Mountain.
  • Dining Summary: 10 Breakfast (B), 5 Dinner with Wine (DW), 1 Lunch (L), and 2 Lunch with Wine (LW)

Top Rated Highlights

  • Buenos Aires: Start your first full day in Buenos Aires with a city tour of Argentina's cosmopolitan capital. Take in the gorgeous local sights, including the Palacio Barolo, Casa Rosada and Plaza de Mayo.
  • Buenos Aires: Visit the historic Mercado San Telmo. Built in 1897, this indoor market is situated in the Tango District, in the heart of the San Telmo neighbourhood. Here you’ll find everything from fresh fruit and spices, to vintage clothing, antiques and crafts.
  • Montevideo: 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 founded by the Portuguese in the 1600s.
  • 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.
  • Iguassu Falls: Take in breathtaking views of the jungle and falls, before heading out with a Local Expert to explore the Argentinian side of the park.
  • Iguassu Falls: Today you’ll take a guided visit to the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls. While the walk is on the shorter side, it's no less impressive, allowing you to see all the cascades at once.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Conclude your day with a cable car ride up to Sugarloaf Mountain for panoramic views of the Guanabara Bay and Rio's mountainous coastline.
  • Rio de Janeiro: 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.

Insight Experiences

  • Buenos Aires: Witness a private demonstration and performance by professional tango dancers and musicians at an authentic “conventillo” in La Boca, where you will be introduced to this passionate dance and upbeat music.

Insight Choice

  • 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 mountainous landscape and enjoy a picnic style lunch alfresco.

Make Travel Matter

  • Rio de Janeiro: Join a local botanist for an exclusive guided visit to Rio’s Botanical Garden, a research and preservation site for a rare collection of bromeliads and orchids, as well as old trees and exotic plants.

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