Begin in Buenos Aires, South America’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city, exploring the grand architecture of Plaza de Mayo, Recoleta’s iconic cemetery and bubbling La Boca. Witness the grand power of Iguazu Falls and choose whether to take an exhilarating boat trip to the thunderous base of the cascades. Then it’s time to see Rio de Janeiro, taking in Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer, as well as enjoying plenty of free time to soak up Rio’s unique atmosphere. This seven-day tour packs in highlights plus smaller (but no less moving) experiences at local restaurants and lesser-known neighbourhoods.
- Enjoy meals that matter at a co-op garden and restaurant in Buenos Aires, where you’ll learn to make local dishes, and at a Rio NGO that gives marginalised people free culinary training.
- Watch a professional tango couple swing, sway and swagger during a private performance and then try to match their rhythm during a lesson.
- Marvel at Iguazu Falls from both multiple angles with visits to the boardwalk system in Argentina and the panoramic viewpoints of Brazil.
- Take a guided walking tour around Rio’s Port area with a local researcher and learn about the area’s history as slave-trade centre and the cultural influence of the period.
- Gaze over the dazzling city of Rio de Janeiro as it’s bathed in morning light from the foot of the Christ the Redeemer statue, your first stop during a day-long guided tour of the city.