Argentina & Brazil: Cities and Falls

9 days from $3,950 pp*
  • 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
    • Transfer - Private - Airport (International) with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Early Check-in - Hotel Room
    • NOTE: Reciprocity Tax Argentina (Not Included)
  • Day 2 Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City Tour - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires
    • Day at leisure to enjoy Buenos Aires
    • Tour - 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
    • Air - Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls [Direct (2 hr) (Separate Purchase)]
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(Argentine Side)
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Iguazu Falls
    Iguazu Falls
    • Tour - Private - Argentine Falls (Cataratas Argentinas) (5.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Brazilian Falls - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • NOTE: Brazilian Visa is mandatory (not included)
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Iguazu Falls to Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro
    Iguazu Falls to Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro
    • Iguazu Falls - Foz do Iguaçu [Airport] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(Brazilian Side)
    • Air - Foz do Iguaçu - Rio de Janeiro [Direct (1.5 hr) (Separate Purchase)]
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 7 Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro
    • Tour - Private - Sugarloaf & Corcovado (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 8 Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro
    • Rio de Janeiro day at leisure
  • Day 9 Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro
    • Late Check-out - Hotel Room
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
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Day 1: Buenos Aires

For your added comfort, you will have an English-speaking guide waiting for you outside of customs with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Enjoy your arrival with the comfort of an early hotel check-in, after your overnight flight.

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! You will be picked up at your hotel with private vehicle and Spanish-speaking driver. 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.

Note: An English-speaking guide can be added at additional cost. Please speak to your sales consultant to discuss.

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

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)

Relax on your direct flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Please note: Flight rates and availability are subject to change until booking. Separate Purchase.

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: Sheraton Iguazú

Ideally situated in the heart of the Iguazú National Park, Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa combines a beautiful landscape with friendly service, comfortable style, and great quality. The Hotel is within walking distance of some of nature's finest creations, from the spectacular Iguazú Falls to the Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Gorge). You will find a wide array of activity opportunities as well as incomparable views. Enjoy a private balcony and the exclusive Sheraton Sweet Sleeper(SM) Bed in your guest room or suite. For a relaxing start or end to the day, try out the spa.

Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls
Sheraton Iguazú Hotel
Sheraton Iguazú 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 driven 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: Sheraton Iguazú
Iguazu Falls "Devil`s Throat"
Iguazu Falls "Devil`s Throat"
Brazillian Falls
Brazillian Falls

Day 6: Iguazu Falls - Foz do Iguaçu - 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.

Fly from Foz do Iguacu directly to Rio de Janeiro. Flights are subject to availability. Total travel time is approximately 1.5 hours. (Separate Purchase)

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

 

Accommodation: Miramar Hotel by Windsor

Designed for those who demand the best, the Windsor Miramar Hotel combines elegance, good taste and elegance in every detail. Located opposite the Copacabana beach and steps from Ipanema, here you will receive exclusive service with a magnificent panoramic view of Rio’s beachfront. The distinctive décor designed by the architect Paola Ribeiro, mixes classic and contemporary influences, and full leisure facilities and special services, such as accommodation for pets. Meet the Miramar and live an amazing experience!

Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Miramar Hotel by Windsor
Miramar Hotel by Windsor

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 iconic Christ Redeemer Statue. Continue through the city to see the Metropolitan Cathedral and the traditional Cinelandia Square. 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, stop on Urca Hill, 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: Miramar Hotel by Windsor
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: Miramar Hotel by Windsor

Day 9: Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy the day with the comfort of a late hotel check-out, before departing on your late night flight.

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

 

Accommodation:
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Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • 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

Sheraton Iguazú: Iguazu Falls

Ideally situated in the heart of the Iguazú National Park, Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa combines a beautiful landscape with friendly service, comfortable style, and great quality. The Hotel is within walking distance of some of nature's finest creations, from the spectacular Iguazú Falls to the Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Gorge). You will find a wide array of activity opportunities as well as incomparable views. Enjoy a private balcony and the exclusive Sheraton Sweet Sleeper(SM) Bed in your guest room or suite. For a relaxing start or end to the day, try out the spa.

Sheraton Iguazú Hotel
Sheraton Iguazú Hotel

Miramar Hotel by Windsor: Rio de Janeiro

Designed for those who demand the best, the Windsor Miramar Hotel combines elegance, good taste and elegance in every detail. Located opposite the Copacabana beach and steps from Ipanema, here you will receive exclusive service with a magnificent panoramic view of Rio’s beachfront. The distinctive décor designed by the architect Paola Ribeiro, mixes classic and contemporary influences, and full leisure facilities and special services, such as accommodation for pets. Meet the Miramar and live an amazing experience!

Miramar Hotel by Windsor
Miramar Hotel by Windsor
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.
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