Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil Discovery 2022 Classic Group

Rio de Janeiro State
Loading...

Departure dates

From 29/01/2022 to 06/12/2022

What's included

Highlights.
Choose between two carefully selected activitiesMendoza: 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.
: 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 20 or more guests).
: Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.
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)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.
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.
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.
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.
.
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.
.

Itinerary / more information

  • Day 1 - 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 R?o 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.
  • Day 2 - 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.
  • Day 3 - 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, Vi?edos y Olivares del Quint?n, 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?
  • Day 4 - 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.
  • Day 5 - 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?
  • Day 6 - 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 Guaran? 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.
  • Day 7 - 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.
  • Day 8 - 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.
  • Day 9 - This morning, visit a local produce market and sample some of Brazil's unique fruits. Afterwards, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER(R) 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.
  • Day 10 - 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.
  • Day 11 - 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.
  • Prices quoted valid for sale until 01 October 2021 unless otherwise stated or sold out prior.
  • Price is per person and subject to availability. Accommodation (if included) is based on twin share unless otherwise stated.
  • Airfare (including internal flights) is not included unless otherwise stated and, if included, is economy class unless otherwise stated.
  • Local payments, "trip kittys" or food funds may apply and may be payable direct to the supplier on arrival or to your travel agent prior to your departure. Where applicable, these payments are included in the total price quoted.
  • Gratuities are not included unless otherwise stated.
  • Additional conditions and travel restrictions may apply. Please enquire for further details.
  • Prices shown are fully inclusive of taxes, levies and government charges current at time of publication.
  • Additional levies, government charges and other applicable fees may apply and are beyond our control.
  • Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply depending on date of travel.
  • Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.
  • Prices shown are for payments made by cash in store or Bpay.
  • These prices are a guide to the best price. Prices are correct as at 26 September 2021 and are subject to change without notice, due to matters outside our control, such as adverse currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, taxes and airfare increases. Please enquire for further details.

Tell us about your travel plans

Loading...

Why choose Flight Centre?


Not only do we have an incredible, worldwide team with decades of experience and a genuine passion for travel, we also have the widest choice of travel options covering tours, cruises, holiday packages and more. Flight Centre gives you free holiday planning and personalised service, Interest Free* Holiday Finance so you can book now, pay later, and 24/7 worldwide customer care on 133 133.