Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires

A tailor-made itinerary featuring 3 of South America's big sights

Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires

This luxury tailor-made holiday combines three of South America’s great sights, Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls and Buenos Aires. For first time visitors to South America, this is a perfect introduction combining two of the worlds greatest cities in Rio de Janeiro & Buenos Aires which are both very different to each other as well as one of natures most impressive sights at Iguassu Falls. All wrapped up in classical and luxurious accommodation.


Day 1 – Rio de Janeiro

Fly to Rio de Janeiro where upon arrival in Brazil you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. The remainder of the day will be free for you to relax.

HotelIcon Belmond Copacabana Palace

Copacabana Palace Hotel Copacabana Palace Hotel

The Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel is the most renowned hotel in Rio de Janeiro and with good reason. Superbly positioned overlooking the sea smack in the heart of Avenida Atlantica on Copacabana beach, this glamorous landmark in Rio has welcomed the rich and famous since 1923. The magnificent pool, with its adjacent super-cool Bar do Copa, are where Brazil’s style setters gather to soak up the sun. The hotel’s restaurants are also destinations in themselves, whether for great local dishes or fine Italian dining in the Cipriani Restaurant. There are 4 room types ranging from Superior cityview rooms, deluxe ocean view rooms, Avenue Cityview suites and Ocean pool view suites. If you’re a celebrity visiting Rio, then there’s a fair chance you are staying at the Copacabana Palace.

Day 2 – Rio de Janeiro

This morning you will be taken on a private tour to Corcovado, the mountain on top of which sits the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer looking out over Rio and towards the bay. On a clear day the views from the top are nothing short of sensational.

You will continue on to Santa Teresa, an artistic quarter of the city and at the end of the tour you will be returned to your hotel for the afternoon.

Day 3 – Rio de Janeiro

This morning depart on a private half day tour of one of Rio’s iconic landmarks, Sugar Loaf Mountain with an English speaking guide. There are fabulous views of the beaches, the bay and the city from the top and usually a few capuchin monkeys playing in the trees.

Day 4 – Rio de Janeiro

Today is a free day for you to explore Rio de Janeiro independently.

Day 5 – Iguassu Falls

After breakfast a private transfer will take you to the airport for a flight to the town of Foz do Iguassu, the gateway to the most impressive waterfalls in the world. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel for the night.

HotelIcon Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas

Hotel Das Cataratas Hotel Das Cataratas

The only hotel located within the Brazilian side of Iguassu National Park, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas enjoys an unrivalled location just a short stroll from the sensational Iguassu waterfalls. Guests enjoy exclusive access to this magnificent sight in the evening and at dawn, when the park is closed to other visitors. The hotel is a beautiful example of a Portuguese-colonial residence, surrounded by tropical gardens. The hotels offers a day spa, swimming pool, tennis court as well and 2 fabulous restaurants and bar. There are four room styles available ranging from superior rooms, deluxe rooms, junior suites through to the wonderful Cataratas Suites. All rooms are wonderfully designed with unique touches with the suites being particularly impressive.

Day 6 – Iguassu Falls

After breakfast you will be met by your guide for a private tour of the falls from the Argentinian side which offers a completely different view of the falls. Once in the national park there are two ecological trains which are perfect to take you around the parks attractions taking you eventually to the Devils Throat Station for the best view of the falls.

If you really want to get close to the falls then board the La Gran Aventura boat and get to the base of the falls and feel their incredible force.

Day 7 – Buenos Aires

Today you will be transferred across the border to Puerto Iguazu in Argentina for a direct flight to Buenos Aires where on arrival you will be met by a private English speaking driver and transferred to your hotel for the next 4 nights.

HotelIcon Alvear Palace Hotel

Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires

Among the world’s top hotels, this gilded classical confection of marble and bronze combines Empire- and Louis XV-style furniture with exquisite French decorative arts. Past guests include Antonio Banderas, Donatella Versace, the emperor of Japan, and Robert Duvall. Modern conveniences are combined with luxurious comforts such as chandeliers, Egyptian cotton linens, and silk drapes.

All rooms come with personal butler service, cellphones that can be activated on demand, fresh flowers and fruit baskets, and daily newspaper delivery. Large marble bathrooms contain Hermès toiletries, and most have Jacuzzi tubs. The formal hotel provides sharp, professional service, and the concierges go to great lengths to accommodate guests’ requests.

The Alvear Palace is home to one of South America’s best French restaurants, La Bourgogne and offers an excellent, expensive Sunday brunch and afternoon tea in L’Orangerie. Kosher dining is also available.

Day 8 – Buenos Aires

Today a private English speaking guide will meet you for a full day tour of Buenos Aires visiting the main sights of the city including La Boca.

Day 9 – Buenos Aires

Today is a free day for you to explore Buenos Aires independently.

In the evening a driver will take you for dinner and a Tango Show, an essential experience in Buenos Aires.

Day 10 – Buenos Aires

Today is a free day for you to explore Buenos Aires independently.

Day 11 – Fly home

Following a private transfer to the airport, today you will wave goodbye to Buenos Aires and board a flight back to the UK after what will have been an unforgettable holiday to Brazil and Argentina.

What’s Included

  • Return international flights
  • All internal flights
  • Private Transfers throughout with English speaking guides;
  • Private Half Day tour to Corcovado and Santa Teresa including entrances;
  • Private Half Day tour to Sugar Loaf including entrances;
  • Private Full Day Tour of the Argentinean side of Iguassu Falls;
  • Private Full Day Tour of Buenos Aires;
  • Evening Tango Show and Dinner with return transfers;
  • 4 nights in Rio de Janeiro at the Belmond Copacabana Palace in a city view room with breakfast;
  • 2 nights at Iguassu Falls at the Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas in a superior room with breakfast;
  • 4 nights in Buenos Aires at Alvear Palace Hotel in a Palace room with breakfast;
  • All the tours mentioned;
  • English speaking guides for all tours and private transfers.

Not Included

  • Beverages and meals which are not specified;
  • Phone calls and personal expenses;
  • Travel insurance;
  • * All other services stated as optional or not explicitly stated as included.*

From: £3,820 per person, based on 2 people sharing.

This is a guide price based on the use of standard rooms at low season, all transfers, domestic and international flights (from Europe).

Please enquire and we will provide a full quote for you.

All our itineraries are tailor-made to your own requirements so can be modified however you wish.