City Sizzle, Jungle Falls & Beach
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Rio & Buzios
- 12 nights
- from $5100 per person
At a Glance
A classic itinerary combining a variety of highlights followed by relaxation in Buzios
Consider adding an estancia stay from Buenos Aires for some horse riding, polo or a taste of farm life or perhaps a visit Mendoza, Argentina's famous wine region
Hire a buggy in Buzios to explore any one of the 27 beaches on the peninsula
Enjoy a spectacular tango show in Buenos Aires
Take a jetboat to the base of the Iguassu Falls - a drenching experience but great fun!
Your journey begins in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s seductive and cosmopolitan capital famous for its French classical architecture, grand avenues, world-class steak restaurants, trendy boutiques and fiery tango dancing. We can tailor the most memorable experiences – tickets to a tango show or perhaps a lesson or two, guided cycling tours stopping off at the city’s cultural landmarks, wine tasting, a visit to an estancia in the Pampas or bohemian San Telmo’s Sunday market. Stay at boutique hotel Legado Mitico which can be found in the leafy, arty neighborhood of Palermo.
After soaking up all Buenos Aires has to offer, continue north to the breathtaking Iguazu Falls. Here cascades of tremendous force give rise to a magical mist which hovers above the tropical forest, home to rare flora and fauna. Stay at the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, a luxurious base from which to explore both the Brazilian and Argentine side of the falls and boasting an enviable locatioon within the National Park. If you don’t mind getting wet, enjoy an adrenaline fuelled speed boat ride to the base of the falls!
Your adventure continues to the vibrant oceanfront city of Rio de Janeiro, known for its highly spirited lifestyle and stunning location on a spectacular bay fringed by miles of golden sands. Stay at the Belmond Copacabana Palace, the city's most famous hotel and still an absolutely classic choice. From here it's easy to explore the highlights of Rio; there is so much to see and do in this magical city, from exploring the artistic neighborhood of Santa Teresa, home to Portuguese colonial architecture, visiting one of the largest football stadiums in the world at Maracana, taking a thrilling helicopter ride, standing side by side the statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado, venturing to the mountain resort of Petropolis and taking a cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain. We can give you all the top tips to make your stay here so special, from restaurant reservations and recommending live music events to arranging the best guides in town.
From Rio, a three-hour drive takes you to Buzios, the coastal resort nicknamed ‘Brazil’s St. Tropez’. Hire a buggy and explore the 27 surrounding beaches cradled between rocky cliffs and clear waters. Insolito is a charming and intimate hotel overlooking attractive Ferradura Bay and within easy access of town and its buzzing restaurant and nightlife scene.
For more time in any of these destinations or to stay in even more exclusive accommodation then please speak to one of our Brazil specialist who can tailor the below itinerary to suit your requirements.
Location & Directions
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Rio & Buzios
Begin in Buenos Aires at boutique Legado Mitico, located in the Palermo district. Stay for three nights before flying to the Iguazu Falls which are shrouded in dense jungle, located on the border with Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. Here you will spend two nights at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas on the Brazilian side of the falls. Next fly to Rio de Janeiro for three nights at the Belmond Copacabana Palace, enjoying the beaches and city sights before enjoying the coastal town of Buzios which is often heralded as the Brazilian St. Tropez. Stay at Insolito for your final four nights to unwind, enjoying the picturesque beaches, buzzing nightlife and fantastic dining.
When to go
This is a wonderful year-round itinerary. October through to April is considered the best time to visit for those seeking warmer temperatures. January and February is peak summer and the milder 'winter' months are from June to September. If traveling over Christmas, New Year or Carnival, be sure to book as far in advance as possible, as space at this time is severely restricted and hotels have minimum night stays.