Argentina & Brazil: Cities and Falls

9 days from $3,483 per person*
  • Be dazzled by an incredible display of dance at Rojo Tango.
  • Embark on the Iguazu Falls Walk led by private guide.
  • Board a cog-wheel train up to the Christ the Redeemer Statue.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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As your train labors up the Corcovado Mountain through the dense Atlantic rainforest, ready yourself for jaw-dropping panoramic views of Rio de Janeiro laid out before you.

This is the mountain-top perch of the famous Christ The Redeemer statue that looks calmly down upon Brazil’s most vibrant city, and we challenge you not to fill your camera as you enjoy the same expansive views as the holy monument. Back at sea level, you must of course spend time strolling Rio’s glamorous beaches and observe the hang gliders that float over Sao Conrado beach. In Argentina, bask in the colonial grandeur of Buenos Aires; pass some time enjoying the city’s laid-back café culture; take a riverboat cruise of the majestic Perana Delta; and stand in awe of the of the soaring Iguazu Falls.

An experienced team of knowledgeable guides and private drivers will be at your side throughout the trip, and a premium collection of historic villas, boutique hotels and beach resorts will ensure your comfort along the way. From browsing bustling markets and interacting with local artisans to daydreaming about life in the impressive riverside Belle Époque mansions of Buenos Aires, you’ll witness all sides of society in these two rich South American destinations. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires
    • Meet and Greet
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (International) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • NOTE: Reciprocity Tax Argentina (Not Included)
  • Day 2 Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires
    • Private - 1/2 Day City Tour - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires
    • Day at leisure to enjoy Buenos Aires
    • Private - Tango Show at Rojo Tango (with Dinner) - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 4 Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls
    Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (Domestic) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(Argentine Side)
  • Day 5 Iguazu Falls
    Iguazu Falls
    • Tour - Private - Argentine Falls (Cataratas Argentinas) (5.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private - 1/2 Day Brazilian Falls - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • NOTE: Brazilian Visa is mandatory (not included)
  • Day 6 Iguazu Falls to Rio de Janeiro
    Iguazu Falls to Rio de Janeiro
    • Iguazu Falls - Foz do Iguaçu [Airport] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(Brazilian Side)
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 7 Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro
    • Private - Sugarloaf & Corcovado (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 8 Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro
    • Rio de Janeiro day at leisure
  • Day 9 Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Buenos Aires

Upon your arrival you will be met by a local representative who will help you locate your vehicle.

A private transfer between the airport (International) and city of Buenos Aires with a professional driver and an English-speaking guide is provided.

The Argentine National Immigration Directorate (DNM) has launched an online method of payment to enable payment of the reciprocity fee via credit card. Travellers can now pay this fee through the Provincia Pagos payment system. US, Australian and Canadian citizens can pay the reciprocity fee before entering Argentina by accessing the following websites: www.provinciapagos.com.ar and www.migraciones.gov.ar.

How can I pay the Reciprocity Fee Online?

1.Register at www.provinciapagos.com.ar and obtain an entry code.
2.Complete the form including personal and credit card details . This information and the entry code will be sent electronically to the DNM.
3.After payment is processed, print the receipt.
4.Upon arrival in Argentina, go to the DNM Office and present the printed receipt.
5.The receipt will be scanned by DNM staff and the data will be validated to enable entry to Argentina.

Subject to change without notice.

Accommodation: Madero Hotel - Puerto Madero

The Hotel Madero invites you to experience a unique new concept of contemporary comfort. Ideally situated in the strategic area of Puerto Madero, the most modern neighborhood of Buenos Aires and just 5 minutes from the city center. The intention was to design a hotel in Buenos Aires with atmosphere, generating a rich interior architecture. The acquisition of the contemporary art is also very significant. Paintings and sculptures were incorporated, most of them from local artists. The guest rooms offer a vast space in which one can relax and unwind, with great views. Personalized service makes the hotel feel as warm and welcoming as your own home. Hotel Madero is placed in the wistful and scenic Puerto Madero area, and is a beautiful hotel to stay in while getting to know the fiery city of Buenos Aires. 

Buenos Aires Obelisk
Buenos Aires Obelisk
Madero Hotel
Madero Hotel

Day 2: Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is where it all happens, and we want you to immerse yourself in its beauty, history, and sheer radiance. Enjoy a private guided, half-day panoramic tour, discovering the rich parks and open spaces of the Northern Neighborhood and the eye-catching buildings and grounds of Palermo and Recoleta, in the comfort of a private vehicle. After being picked up from your hotel, you'll be driven to the Obelisk; a distinct symbol of the city. After that, you will visit different squares such as Plaza de Mayo, Plaza San Martín, Plaza del Congreso and some of the main avenues such as Corrientes, de Mayo, and 9 de Julio. Enjoy views in the historical neighborhoods of La Boca, San Telmo, Montserrat and the elegant neighborhoods of Palermo, Recoleta, and the modern Puerto Madero. Breathe in the fresh air as you pass through parks such as Lezama, Tres de Febrero and the Ecological Reserve. En route you will also get to visit financial and commercial areas and Soccer Stadiums. At the end of your tour you will be dropped back at your hotel.

Accommodation: Madero Hotel - Puerto Madero
La Boca
La Boca

Day 3: Buenos Aires

There are so many things to see and do in the city of Buenos Aires that you will be spoiled for choice!

Consider taking a riverboat to Tigre which llies on the Paraná Delta, English-style rowing clubs, countless marinas, humble dwellings and elegant mansions from the “Belle Époque”, such as the Tigre Club,are to be seen, as well as small pensions and upscale lodges, restaurants, teahouses and simple picnic sites.

If the outdoors are your passion, head out to a nearby "Estancia" where you can  enjoy a BBQ lunch or perhaps a traditional folklore show. Or spend the day in Uruguay visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Colonia del Sacramento. You can even rent a bike and enjoy the sites and sounds of BA at your leisure, from the zoo to the rose garden, it's yours to discover!

If you are interested in art, tango, cooking or exploring the cafe culture of Buenos Aires, consider a themed private tour. Just ask your Sales Consultant for more details in figuring out the most suitable options for you.

Private pick-up from your hotel for a night of Tango like no other at Rojo Tango!

The show starts at 08.30pm at the Cabaret of the Faena Hotel + Universe. "Rojo Tango” is an invitation to live and feel the tango intensely. It is an embracing and sophisticated show to experience the pleasure of the tango up to its most minimum details, its harmonic melodies, its rhythm and the feelings and colors coming to live in the dance. Witness a professional performance, offered to a reduced audience. Rojo Tango show takes care of every little detail so that you can experience the essence of Tango. Dancers will wear unique costumes, a result of thorough research and an updated innovation in fabrics, embroideries and colors. The hairdos are visually important and match every detail of the costumes and dance. The special lighting enhances the dance's different nuances. A special dinner and drinks are included. You will be returned to your hotel after the show.

Accommodation: Madero Hotel - Puerto Madero
Tango Dancers
Tango Dancers
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires

Day 4: Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls

A private airport transfer with a professional driver and English-speaking guide is included (between Buenos Aires' hotels and domestic airport or vice versa)

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and Iguazu in the company of an English-speaking guide, and a private vehicle with a professional driver.

Accommodation: Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel

Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel is an impressive 5 Star Hotel in the middle of the subtropical jungle and only fifteen minutes from Iguazu Falls. Surrounded by great trees, outstanding vegetation and wildlife it is situated over the left side of the river Iguazu, only five Kilometers from Puerto Iguazu city center. The Hotel has direct access to the river though its own deck. Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel features rooms with amazing views of the jungle. Technology and a tranquil ambiance will make your stay an unforgettable experience. The hotel offers a deluxe range of guest rooms and luxurious suites with a wealth of amenities. Each room has individual temperature control, Internet access and full audio and visual equipment upon request.

Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls
Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel
Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel

Day 5: Iguazu Falls

Experience the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls from Misiones, the area which borders Brazil. After being picked up by your English-speaking guide and private vehicle, you will be transferred to Iguassu Park to take a train to the walkways. Marvel at the Iguassu Falls as you make your way along the path system. Stop by "Devil's Throat" and get up close to the falls. At the end of the tour you will return to your hotel.

Enjoy a half day private guided tour to explore the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls. You will be picked up at your hotel and be driver over to the Brazilian National Park side of the falls, passing the Brazilian boarder. You will have the opportunity to look at some authentic Brazilian hand-made crafts, before starting the short drive through a subtropical, lush jungle growing spectacular palm trees and lianas, to the start of the Iguazu Falls Walk. When you arrive at the beginning of the path, take some time to marvel at the panoramic view of the enormous Iguazú Falls emerging in front of you, conveying their spectacular magnificence. Your personal guide will take you to the 1,200 meters long footbridge to order to experience this natural wonder from a different perspective. You will discover that these falls, although they belong to Argentina, can only be seen from the Brazilian side. Take a panoramic elevator to get an even more impressive sight of the Iguazú Falls. At the end of the tour you will be brought back to your hotel.

NOTE: A Brazilian Visa is required for all travelers wishing to enjoy the Brazilian side of the falls tour - this visa is the traveler's responsibility.

A valid passport is required for all American and Canadian citizens, including children, intending to visit Brazil. It is recommended your passport to be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your expected departure from the country. There have been cases where citizens were refused entry for not having the six-month validity. In addition, all Americans and Canadians are required to have a valid Brazilian Visa prior to their arrival in Brazil. The visa must be used within 90 days of issuance; otherwise they will be refused entry into the country.

Accommodation: Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel
Passport
Passport
Brazillian Falls
Brazillian Falls

Day 6: Iguazu Falls - Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy a private airport transfer from the Argentina side of Iguazu, to the Brazilan side in the company of an English speaking Guide, and a private vehicle with a professional driver.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

Meet your personal driver and guide for an airport transfer in Rio de Janeiro.

Accommodation: Porto Bay Rio Internacional (4*)

A safe and welcoming haven in Rio de Janeiro, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel sits directly on the popular Copacabana beach. Each of the rooms embrace views of the beach, sea, and sea front promenade. Enjoy the comforts of individual verandas and en suite bathrooms. Dine in elegance or casually, enjoying stunning views of the beach and sea. An array of local specialties is served alongside international favourites. In your free time, take a jog on the beach, or simply sit by the rooftop pool and sip on a cocktail as the sun sets over the sea.

Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Portobay Rio Internacional Hotel
Portobay Rio Internacional Hotel

Day 7: Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy a full day private excursion with your own vehicle, professional driver and English-speaking guide to visit Corcovado and Sugarloaf. After being picked up from your hotel, the morning starts with a panoramic tour of the Rio beaches, including Copacabana and Ipanema, and the famous Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon as you head to the Cosme Velho district. Board the traditional cog-wheel train and enjoy the ride through the Tijuca rainforest up to the 125 foot-tall (38 meter) iconic Christ Redeemer Statue. The impressive statue hosts one of the best views of the city.
Continue your tour to downtown Rio where you'll pass by the infamous Sambadrome, the exhibition area for the renowned Samba schools during Carnival. Continue through the city to see the Metropolitan Cathedral, made famous for its unusual pyramid shape, the traditional Cinelandia Square where you'll find various historic buildings such as the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts.
Enjoy lunch (included) at Confeitaria Colombo (except Sundays). Founded in 1894, the restaurant is living portrait of the Belle Époque era of Rio’s Downtown Business Center. Nominated one of the 100 best options of world gastronomy by "Saveur” Magazine, the food will not disappoint. After lunch head towards the Urca neighborhood, to visit one of Rio's most iconic symbols, Sugar Loaf Mountain. Traveling on a cable car, you'll first stop on Urca Hill at 700 feet (215 meters) above sea level to capture panoramic views of the city, Guanabara Bay, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. Ascend on a second cable car to reach the Sugar Loaf summit for breathtaking views of Copacabana Beach, the Santa Cruz Fortress and the beaches of Niteroi. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Note: Sites visited may change depending on current traffic conditions, weather, street closures or other factors that may arise.

Accommodation: Porto Bay Rio Internacional (4*)
Christ the Redeemer Statue
Christ the Redeemer Statue

Day 8: Rio de Janeiro

Today take the time to enjoy the city of Rio de Janeiro by maybe spending time at the beach, sipping on fruit juices or walking along its streets.

There are also plenty of options for half and full day tours in and around Rio de Janeiro. Consider tours focusing on the modern and historical aspects of the city, the botanical gardens or a visit to one of the biggest slums in the world with approximately 150.000 inhabitants.

If you prefer to be outdoors, enjoy a half day zodiac boat ride of the Guanabara Bay to Cagarras Archipel passing in front of all the famous beaches like Botafogo where Sugar Loaf, Copacabana and Ipanema are located. A day spent cruising on the Azure waters is another option. For a more cultural experience, consider a guided tour of Petrópolis, located on the mountains of the Atlantic Mountain Range where you can visit the Imperial Museum, residence of the Imperator D. Pedro II. Additionaly, you can visit the Cathedral, and the Christal Palace. All of these options are available on a private basis, and some are offered on a shared basis. Please contact one your Sales Consultant if any of these are of interest to you.

Accommodation: Porto Bay Rio Internacional (4*)

Day 9: Rio de Janeiro

Meet your personal driver and guide for an airport transfer in Rio de Janeiro.

Accommodation:
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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
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  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Madero Hotel - Puerto Madero: Buenos Aires

The Hotel Madero invites you to experience a unique new concept of contemporary comfort. Ideally situated in the strategic area of Puerto Madero, the most modern neighborhood of Buenos Aires and just 5 minutes from the city center. The intention was to design a hotel in Buenos Aires with atmosphere, generating a rich interior architecture. The acquisition of the contemporary art is also very significant. Paintings and sculptures were incorporated, most of them from local artists. The guest rooms offer a vast space in which one can relax and unwind, with great views. Personalized service makes the hotel feel as warm and welcoming as your own home. Hotel Madero is placed in the wistful and scenic Puerto Madero area, and is a beautiful hotel to stay in while getting to know the fiery city of Buenos Aires. 

Madero Hotel
Madero Hotel
Madero Hotel - Pool
Madero Hotel - Pool

Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel: Iguazu Falls

Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel is an impressive 5 Star Hotel in the middle of the subtropical jungle and only fifteen minutes from Iguazu Falls. Surrounded by great trees, outstanding vegetation and wildlife it is situated over the left side of the river Iguazu, only five Kilometers from Puerto Iguazu city center. The Hotel has direct access to the river though its own deck. Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel features rooms with amazing views of the jungle. Technology and a tranquil ambiance will make your stay an unforgettable experience. The hotel offers a deluxe range of guest rooms and luxurious suites with a wealth of amenities. Each room has individual temperature control, Internet access and full audio and visual equipment upon request.

Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel
Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel

Porto Bay Rio Internacional (4*): Rio de Janeiro

A safe and welcoming haven in Rio de Janeiro, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel sits directly on the popular Copacabana beach. Each of the rooms embrace views of the beach, sea, and sea front promenade. Enjoy the comforts of individual verandas and en suite bathrooms. Dine in elegance or casually, enjoying stunning views of the beach and sea. An array of local specialties is served alongside international favourites. In your free time, take a jog on the beach, or simply sit by the rooftop pool and sip on a cocktail as the sun sets over the sea.

Portobay Rio Internacional Hotel
Portobay Rio Internacional Hotel
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • MaryBurchenal — December 12, 2014 — South America

    We are back. We did have a wonderful time with our daughter and I certainly had no reason at all for being at all nervous that things would not go smoothly. Everyone associated with our time in Iguazu Falls was helpful, more than pleasant and always on time. I thought originally that we could manage such a trip on our own. But when we got there and saw the hassles we would have run into with the visas, border crossings, transportation and such, I realized that going the way we did was the wise choice. Absolutely we would travel with you again. And if anyone asks about the best way to see that part of the country, I would not hesitate to recommend KT.

  • Janet Huebert — December 12, 2014 — South America

    Well, Cindy, we’ve been home for a week but I can’t stop replaying every day of our wonderful holiday in my head! It was all that I had hoped for and MORE! We enjoyed all of the locations we visited – the beauty of the landscapes, the sight of wildlife, the rich culture & interesting history of Argentina & the outgoing, positive attitude of its people. Our guides were terrific – so friendly & knowledgeable & helpful & enthusiastic! We had no delays or difficulties & our accommodations were outstanding. Have I mentioned that it was a FABULOUS holiday??!!! My thanks to you for coordinating, booking, confirming and generally taking care of our requests in planning our adventure.

  • Ann Schiller — December 12, 2014 — South America

    Fabulous trip to Machu Picchu, Cusco and Lima. Trip of a lifetime with a sensational group of guides, drivers, and transfer staff! Loved the Sanctuary Lodge! A must! Thank you, Nella Huaringa, for planning this amazing journey! Thanks for making sure we didn't miss a thing on our itinerary even when we lost a travel day, due to a broken airplane that turned back midair, on our way to Lima. We appreciate your service above and beyond.

  • WendyRobinson — December 12, 2014 — South America

    Wow! All my life, I have planned and organized our trips, requiring considerable research and contact time--not to mention, most significantly, all the stress involved at each destination to make sure all connections are made. This time, I put it in the hands of some extremely capable people--and sat back and relaxed. And relax I did! We were booked into full-service, quality accommodations at all times; our transport and tour guidance were all on an individual, private basis, except where public transportation was in order; and--most valuable to us--we were met and assisted through all travel/hotel connections. We truly felt pampered. At one point, in fact, we had a problem with an immigration paper that we had lost, and a Kensington representative personally accompanied us through the whole process of replacing it--even though we were officially "on our own" that day. That's what makes the difference--the responsibility and accountability toward clients. Kudos to Kensington and to our representative, Brandi Merchant. We are already planning more travel and see no reason to look any further than to an agency that has earned our trust.

  • LorettaCappuccitti — December 12, 2014 — South America

    We had a wonderful time on our trip. The accommodations were all great. The guides and drivers were all very pleasant and knowledgeable. We were very happy with our choice of destinations and with the way the trip was organized. It was a lot of flying in two weeks but well worth it. Erika was able to accommodate a short-notice addition (Nazca Lines) to our trip which we appreciated. Thank you Erika for your help. Great trip!!

  • Christina Adams — April 21, 2014 — South America

    I know it's silly to give all 10's, obviously every trip has it's ups and downs, but if it hadn't been for our Kensington Tours planning, guides and drivers we would have been lost! It was wonderful to be out in a strange new environment yet know we had a safety net and a friendly face. The places we visited were awesome but I think we'll remember most the people that we met. Thank you and I'll send photos soon! Sincerely, Christina Adams

  • Frank  Manna — April 21, 2014 — South America

    Our guided transfers were exceptionally accommodating even though our flights were considerably delayed. The Annavillanas Jungle Lodge was spectacular for location, accommodations and food. The Rio Carnival experience was unique and unforgettable and our seats were wonderful. Loved the location of our hotel in Rio.......right on the street of Copacabana Beach.......fantastic.

  • Vivian Jennings — April 21, 2014 — South America

    Very pleased with organization. Not having to worry about connections or arrangements is wonderful. Great selection with hotels, Coral 1 and Napo Wildlife. Kensington puts all the details together to ensure a wonderful trip. Highly recommend the Galapagos and Amazon.

  • Daniel More — April 21, 2014 — South America

    All was great. Guides were knowledgeable, personable, friendly... that's what really made the trip.

  • Marlin Barad — April 21, 2014 — South America

    Sofia, thank you for putting together a great trip. We certainly enjoyed ourselves very much. The planning and care was excellent. We hope we can do another trip with you all soon. Marlin Barad

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