Impressions of South America

Tour Type: At Leisure
Brochure Type Latin America 2025 v1

From the vibrant shores of Copacabana to the thundering Iguassu Falls, South America waits! Your nine-day South America tour sees you visiting Rio's most exciting places, watching riveted as dancers perform an unforgettable tango in Buenos Aires, and admiring the vibrant colors and wildlife of UNESCO-listed Iguassu National Park.

Be My Guest
  • Buenos Aires Visit a family-run gaucho ranch for an energizing event of food, drink, music, dance and horseback riding demonstrations. Kick off with a lunch of empanadas, salads, asado meat of sausages, chicken and beef and drinks followed by flan with d
Dining Summary
  • 2 Regional Dinner (RD)
  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 8 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Lunch (L)
Dive Into Culture
  • Buenos Aires Visit a gaucho painter's studio to view his works, appreciate the diverse subjects of his paintings, learn the history of the gaucho town followed by a fascinating drawing demonstration.
  • Buenos Aires Experience the beauty of the Tango and learn about its traditions.
  • Rio de Janeiro At dinner there will be a mixology demonstration where you will learn how to mix a caipirinha, the national cocktail of Brazil.
  • Buenos Aires Uncover San Antonio de Areco, the heart of the ?gaucho? traditions in the ?pampas? region. Walk around the small village's cobblestoned streets appreciating its quaint historical center. See the main square, the church, and meet some of the
Iconic Experience
  • Rio de Janeiro Journey high above Guanabara Bay first to Urca hill and then the top of Sugarloaf at 1,299 feet above sea level for views of Botafogo cove, Copacabana, and Guanabara Bay. Take in all the dramatic views with plenty of photos knowing you're
  • Corcovado Climb into the clouds to the top of Corcovado Mountain to visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer. You'll ride the Corcovado Railway, the first electrified railroad in Brazil, and an icon itself. The railway is actually older than the monument and
  • Iguassu Falls Join a Local Specialist who will guide your exploration of the Brazilian side of the falls in this massive park spanning the border between Argentina and Brazil. The region hosts a variety of wildlife including tapirs, giant anteaters, howl
  • Buenos Aires Embark on a Buenos Aires City Tour with a Local Specialist. Walk through the wide boulevards of this beautiful capital admiring the spirit of a city whose European and Latin American influences can be seen around every turn. See the pink pal
  • Iguassu Falls Join a local specialist for a walk along the long catwalk suspended above the swirling waters of the Iguassu River. View the chaotic crush of water pouring down Devil's throat falls. Then board an open-air ecological jungle train for a diff
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER
  • Buenos Aires Visit a workshop where people with special abilities manufacture in an artisanal way the traditional shoe of the gauchos "alpargatas", still used in the countryside and by many rural workers. Learn about the production process. This MAKE TR
  • Iguassu Falls Visiting the ancestral Guarani community for an immersive MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience. Join the Guarani for a jungle walk, first greeted by an aboriginal "guide" who leads you through trails that surround and crisscross the village. Lear
Must-see Highlights
  • See Copacabana Beach and enjoy a Tango and Dinner Show
  • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado Mountain, Iguassu Falls and San Antonio de Areco, the heart of the ?gaucho? traditions
  • Explore Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and the Brazilian and Argentinean side of Iguassu Falls with a Local Specialist
Whats Included
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • A Trafalgar bonus all Intra-Air Flights Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu and Iguassu to Buenos Aires, including porter service at all airports
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Call (603) 995-4019 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18573571

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2024
Duration
9 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Rio de JaneiroArrive Rio de Janeiro: Launch your leisurely exploration of South America to the sultry beats of the Bossa Nova and Samba. A local host will take you to your hotel where you'll enjoy superb ocean views of Copacabana beach and its beautiful people, just minutes from downtown Rio. This evening, we enjoy a festive Welcome Reception with our Travel Director and fellow travelers.

Accommodations: Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
Day 2Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure: The rhythm of Rio is yours to explore this morning. Join your Local Specialist to delve into the captivating contrasts of Brazil's cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city). See the 18th-century Carioca Aqueduct, colonial Candelaria Church, and the home of the Rio Carnival, the Sambodromo. Journey high above Guanabara Bay and summit Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for a 'pinch me moment' of inspiring bay and city views. Spend the evening at leisure.

Accommodations: Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
Day 3Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure: Hands outstretched, the iconic Christ the Redeemer welcomes you to the hunched outcrop of Corcovado, sharing his impressive panoramic view of a city that loves to celebrate. This afternoon, soak in the shores of Copacabana and Ipanema. Kick back and watch tanned sun-worshippers playing volleyball and sip a caipirinha or two, which you'll learn to mix this evening, followed by a sizzling barbecue at a local churrascaria Regional Dinner. Bom proveito!

Accommodations: Windsor Excelsior Copacabana
Day 4Iguassu FallsRio de Janeiro - Iguassu Falls Connect with Locals: Journey into some of South America's most beautiful natural landscapes taking a flight from Rio to Iguassu Falls, the UNESCO-listed magnificent falls that straddle the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls, 'Big Waters', in Iguassu National Park with a Local Specialist. Hike to the cascading falls through giant clouds and sprays of water feeling refreshed in the humidity. You'll learn that while hot and humid, this lush micro-climate supports diverse fauna in its subtropical rainforest of over 2,000 species of vascular plants. Conclude your day crossing the border to Argentina to your hotel.

Accommodations: Hotel Mercure
Day 5Iguassu FallsIguassu National Park Argentinian side with local specialist: Get a different perspective of grandeur on the Argentinian side of the falls at the Devil's throat. Your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience finds you paying a visit to the Guarani community of Fortín M'borore who open their doors to reveal the secrets of the jungle, their natural medicine, culture, songs, dances, crafts, philosophy and beliefs. Discover with the Guarani the "Spirit of the Trees", a walk where you learn to walk through the interior of the Jungle guided by aboriginal experts. This afternoon, join an optional experience on Gran Aventura boat tour or an Argentinean experience learning about Argentine culture, tasting local dishes in a five-course dinner, sampling four Argentinean wines and mingling with travelers from around the world.

Accommodations: Hotel Mercure
Day 6Buenos AiresIguassu Falls - Buenos Aires Dive Into Culture: Take a flight from Iguassu Falls to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. Check into your hotel located in the heart of the cultural center at the historic Plaza San Martin and, with the rest of the day free, perhaps take a stroll around this upscale part of the city. This evening dive into culture watching the passionate fiery and precise steps of some of Buenos Aires most talented tango dancers. Here at El Viejo Almacen in the neighborhood of San Telmo, you're in the most classic house of tango putting on shows since 1969 and preserving the architecture and atmosphere of Tango culture.

Accommodations: Alvear Art Hotel
Day 7Buenos AiresBuenos Aires Sightseeing and at Leisure: Take in the sights of Buenos Aires on a City Tour to the pink palace, cathedral and La Boca neighborhood. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and explore this exciting city on your own or join one of our tempting optionals. Head to the northern outskirts of Buenos Aires to the lush countryside of the Tigre Delta, a popular weekend getaway of scenery, summer residences, yachting and a chance to see another way of Argentine life. Or venture on a wine tasting trip to ?El Querandi,? a big house located in the historical district and considered a living testimony of the city originally founded as a bar in 1920.

Accommodations: Alvear Art Hotel
Day 8Buenos AiresBuenos Aires at Leisure Connect with Locals: Leave Buenos Aires to San Antonio de Areco, the heart of the gaucho traditions in the pampas region, for a tour along its quaint streets lined with silversmiths. Take part in a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience visiting a local project of the Local Association for disabled people who are keeping up the tradition of making the alpargatas shoes. Appreciate more artisans paying a visit to a local artist's studio observing how masterpieces are created. Cap off your day with a Be My Guest Experience, complete with sizzling asado steak, at a family-owned gaucho ranch where your watch cowboys show off the horsemanship accompanied by music and dance.

Accommodations: Alvear Art Hotel
Day 9Buenos AiresDepart Buenos Aires: Our South America adventure comes to an end this morning. Say a fond hasta luego to Buenos Aires and newfound friends, transferring to the airport for your flight home or choose to extend your stay.

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    Tour Type: At LeisureBrochure Type Latin America 2025 v1From the vibrant shores of Copacabana to the thundering Iguassu Falls, South America waits!

 
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