(Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Iguazu Falls)
(Rio de Janeiro)
Be taken away with the beauty and the culture that is Argentina and Brazil. A private guided tour of Buenos Aires will allow you to appreciate its amazing history and European style. A tour of the Tigre Delta is the perfect way to view the marshlands and various small islands that it has to offer. Next fly to Mendoza to soak in the local culture & explore the city's highlights. From grape to bottle, you’ll receive an intimate look into the winemaking process as you visit the vineyards & celebrated wineries of Andeluna Cellers, Bodega Salentein, Ruca Malen, Belasco de Baquedano & Bodega Catena Zapata. Taste world renowned Merlots, Syrahs, Lambecs, Pinot Noirs, Cabernet Sauvignons, Semillions, Torrontes, & the region's famous Malbecs, flavours enhanced by the breathtaking views of the Andes Mountains. Then fly to Iguazu Falls- famous for its grand size and beauty. Here, you will have the chance to visit the Argentine side, and then make your way over to the Brazilian side for a completely different view. From here, you will fly to Rio de Janeiro. A private guided walking tour of the city will allow you to get more acquainted with your surroundings. A must see is a trip to Corcovado and Sugarloaf with a stop to visit the famous Christ statue- the views from up here go on forever! Enjoy some time at leisure for you to explore this amazing area on your own, or head to the beach, relax and soak up the sun. A Samba show with local barbeque dinner is a great way to end your tour.
With 24/7 local support, private transfers and tours and first class accommodations throughout your trip, you are sure to have a memorable experience!
Note: A valid passport is required for all American or Canadians citizens, including children, intending to visit Brazil. It is recommended that your passport 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 & Canadians are required to have a valid Brazilian Visa prior to their arrival in Brazil, and the visa must be used within 90 days of issuance. Otherwise, they will be refused entry into the country. For other nationalities it is the traveler's responsibility to check with the Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil and its consulates for up-to-date information.
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.
Meet your private guide and transportation at your hotel for a half-day tour of Buenos Aires including its ancient passages. The recently discovered ancient tunnels of Buenos Aires are one of the city’s best kept secrets. Depart for Plaza de Mayo, the city’s founding site and genuine starting point of Buenos Aires’ urban development. Next is trendy San Telmo, a former enclave for local aristocracy. In San Telmo you’ll get to visit one of the recently unearthed ancient subterranean tunnels, a part of a 3,000 sqm. labyrinth below the streets of San Telmo, made up of a long corridor with vaulted ceilings and display cabinets exhibiting many items and utensils recovered during the excavation. From ancient times, many myths have been created around the tunnels: people said they witnessed secret encounters, disappearances, murders or even political conspiracies.
Other areas that are included in your tour include La Boca, (which was strongly shaped by the working class Italian immigrants, with its make shift houses made from scrap materials found in local shipyards), Puerto Madero - Buenos Aires’ latest and most sophisticated neighborhood, and La Recoleta, where a short stop is made at the gorgeous Plaza San Martín, the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, (the city’s second oldest church), and the celebrated Recoleta Cemetery, an imposing labyrinth of ornate graves and mausoleums where some of the most important characters of Argentina’s political and cultural life (including Eva Peron) are buried. The last stop on the tour is at the area known as Palermo Woods. Next to the woods lie the splendid palaces built by the wealthy classes in the early 20th century to rival with Paris. After having gained deep insight in this culturally rich city, you will be returned to your hotel.
Your driver will pick you up to enjoy a full day at the Estancia "La Bamba de Areco". When the hectic life of Buenos Aires becomes unbearable, and travellers long for a restful day in the country, La Bamba de Areco is the destination of choice. Recently re-opened after two years of renovations, La Bamba de Areco is once again ready to welcome guests. There aren't many estancias so close to the city yet so secluded and tranquil. Only 123 kms from Buenos Aires, La Bamba de Areco, offers precisely what the celtic origin of its name translates to; a place to rest. While the Estancia generally caters for longer stays, it's also perfect for a day out. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers upon your arrival, tuck in to an Argentinean Asado Lunch (A selection of meat cuts prepared in the traditional Argentinean way and accompanied by a wide choice of salads and potato dishes; Lunch includes alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages). Following lunch, guests are invited to relax at the pool, enjoy a stroll in the Park, go horseback-riding, and cycling or engage in one of the other numerous activities on offer at the Estancia. As the day draws to a close, enjoy an English style high tea, before returning to Buenos Aires.
Private transfer by car to your hotel.
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.
A visit to Buenos Aires would be incomplete without a tango show. Tonight, you will enjoy a Tango Show and dinner at La Esquina de Carlos Gardel! You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Tango Show, on a private vehicle with driver.
Watch as professional Tango dancers take the room by storm, whipping feet, hair, dresses and heels along the floor and enchanting the audience with the romance and heat of this dance. The Argentine Tango has drawn its influences from all regions and settings, and is famous for its intermingling of styles and fusions of world dance techniques. Embrace this authentic dance in the place where it originated, as you enjoy dinner and drinks. Enjoy the unique sexual magnetism of the Tango performed by some of the best Tango dancers and singers. Its origins are traced back to the 1880’s, and its birthplace are the suburbs: which accounts for its deep malevolent, sexual, violent and troublemaker contents. Tango is – since its origins – a vital expression mixed up with the particular form of breathing, dressing, talking, and loving of the “porteños” that creates a new style: The Tango Style. Taste the most delightful typical Argentine and international dishes, the specialty is prime beef, with the best local wines in a charming atmosphere with excellent service. A superb orchestra will make you discover the secret of the music of Buenos Aires. At the end of the evening, you will be returned to your hotel with a private vehicle and driver.
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 airport transfer with professional driver to the Entre Cielos Hotel and vice versa.
Approximately 60 minutes south of the city of Mendoza, the Uco Valley encompasses the highest altitude Argentine vineyards (averaging between 900 and 1200 meters above sea level). Known especially for Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Semillon, and Torrontes production. Its striking natural setting - below a stretch of the Andes that includes the 6,800 meter Mount Tupungato. The valley's dry weather and the wide thermal amplitude between day and night have created its distinctive microclimates that result in wines that are rich in color and ideal for aging. Enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the Andes as you are swept up in the tradition of the Old World and the excitement of the New World. Discover the unique characteristics of Tupungato's terroir and the secrets of more than 125 years of winemaking tradition.
Andeluna Cellars winery and vineyard is located in the Andes Foothills. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the classic architecture of the winery is surrounded by prime vineyards and magnificent views of the Andes Mountains. These beautiful surroundings create the perfect atmosphere to enjoy award winning wines.
Continue to Bodega Salentein where grand productions meet high style. Designed for both form and function in the shape of a cross. The Bodega's two levels allow wine to flow from the tanks to the barrels by a traditional gravity transfer system. The four wings converge in a circular central chamber, which resembles an amphitheatre and was inspired by ancient classical temples.
Enjoy lunch at either Salentein or Andeluna winery (to be confirmed upon booking, depending on availability)
Enjoy a full day exclusive tour to three of the most important wineries of the region, Bodega Catena Zapata, Ruca Malen Winery and Belasco de Baquedano Winery.
Bodega Catena Zapata is widely recognized for its revolutionary owner and wine-maker Nicolás Catena. He is known for introducing to the international wine community the true potential and quality of the Mendoza terrain. Argentina produces world-class wines, thanks to the Malbec grape in general and the wines of Nicolás Catena in particular.
Continue on a private visit to Bodega Ruca Malen, exclusively focused on making wines of excellence, based on their knowledge and above all, their passion for winemaking. The bodega visit will take you from the vineyards and sorting machines to the fermentation and aging rooms, offering an intimate glimpse into the wine making process from grape to bottle.
For a broader knowledge of the different aromas found in wine enjoy a tour of Belasco de Baquedano Winery and experience its great “hall of aromas”, which tells you about the different types of aromas existing in wine: primary aromas (those that characterize the grape variety), secondary aromas (the ones released during fermentation and its transformation into wine) and tertiary aromas (produced through aging in barrel and/or bottle).
Enjoy a delicious lunch at either Ruca Malen or Belasco de Baquedano Winery, the choice is yours.
Enjoy a private airport transfer with private vehicle, driver and English speaking guide .
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.
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.
Departing from El Ponton opposite Isla San Martín, this excursion offers an exciting boat adventure, within Iguazú National Park and in Lower Iguazú River. The semi-rigid boats reach the bottom of San Martin, Bosetty, Tres Mosqueteros and Cañon de Garganta del Diablo falls, returning again to the departure point. Degree of difficulty: high, with stairs. It is advisable to change clothes after this excursion and to wear raincoats.
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.
Meet your personal driver and guide for an airport transfer in 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.
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.
Experience Rio at night. The "Rio Scenarium" is a show house that rises as a differential in the cultural nightlife scenario of Rio de Janeiro. Located at the most typical bohemian neighborhood of the city, the Lapa, the "Rio Scenarium" encourages the preservation of the old houses in the neighborhood, and intends with its artistic program to spread and rescue the best musical traditions and attract new audiences. The "Rio Scenarium" creates a pleasant and cozy environment, allied to the charm of the beautiful manors of old Rio. Always maintaing high standards of traditional Brazilian music, this is by far the best bet for any travelers wanting to experience just that.
Allow Park Hyatt Buenos Aires to introduce you to one of the world's most stylish and cosmopolitan cities. Perfectly located on Avenida Alvear, in the heart of the French heritage district of Recoleta, Palacio Duhau, this 5-star luxury hotel is a short stroll to MALBA (The Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires) and Puerto Madero. This visually arresting landmark holds its own in the eclectic Buenos Aires skyline by blending the 1930’s charm of the French Palace Duhau with contemporary design and décor. Here, belle-époque elegance meets tech-savvy modernity and comfort, marvellously enhanced by renowned Park Hyatt luxury service. Situated in a residential neighbourhood surrounded by luxury boutiques, savour a unique and relaxing travel experience in the beautiful gardens or private Art Gallery. The Park Hyatt Buenos Aires hotel is also home the Ahín Wellness & Spa for rejuvenating spa & massage treatments.
Welcome to a land of sunshine and fine wine. Entre Cielos lies in the beautiful Mendoza region in the foothills of the Andes. The hotel's modern design creates an elegant, poetic environment, respectfully integrated into the magnificent Argentinian landscape. Your senses will be stimulated to fully relax and recharge the body and soul. Entre Cielos has 16 individually designed luxury rooms including a floating wine loft above the vineyard. The land surrounding the hotel produces the world’s finest Malbec wines and you can celebrate and enjoy wine any and every moment. Entre Cielos provides a unique combination of experiences, paired with impeccable service and a touch of Swiss style, that ensures every stay is unforgettable.
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.
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!
December 12, 2014
"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
"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
"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. "
December 12, 2014
"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. "
December 12, 2014
"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!!"
Frank Manna ,
April 21, 2014
"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. "
Christina Adams ,
April 21, 2014
"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"
Vivian Jennings ,
April 21, 2014
"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
"All was great. Guides were knowledgeable, personable, friendly... that's what really made the trip."
Marlin Barad ,
April 21, 2014
"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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