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Escorted Tours

Brazil and Argentina

  • Route:
  • London
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Iguazu Falls
  • Buenos Aires
  • London
9 DAYS from £1645pp

Tour Highlights

  • City tours of Rio de Janeiro & Buenos Aires
  • Sugarloaf Mountain, including a cable car ride to the summit
  • Corcovado Mountain in Tijuca Forest to see Christ the Redeemer Statue
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site of Iguazu National Park and waterfalls
  • Visit the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires
  • The colourful neighbourhood of La Boca
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Brazil and Argentina

An incredible introduction to Brazil and Argentina, this 9 day, 8 night tour offers a fantastic insight into some of the best these countries have to offer. This extraordinary tour combines natural wonders, tropical jungles, world famous beaches and vibrant cities.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Rio de Janeiro

Depart London on your scheduled flight to Rio de Janeiro International Airport, via Madrid, Spain. On arrival, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to settle in and relax.

    Day 2: Rio de Janeiro

    Spend the morning on a half day tour of the city including a visit to Sugarloaf Mountain, a natural peak situated on a peninsula at the mouth of a bay, and one of Rio's most famous icons. Take a ride in a cable car to the 394 metre summit for breathtaking views over the surrounding beaches and bays including the well-known Copacabana Beach. Enjoy the rest of the day as free time to further explore this beautiful city and perhaps stop to try some 'acai', a local deliciously healthy fruit, at one of the city's thousands of juice bars found on every corner you turn.

    • Breakfast

    Day 3: Rio de Janeiro

    This morning's tour takes you to Corcovado Mountain in Tijuca Forest, site of the magnificent Christ the Redeemer statue. Considered to be the largest art deco statue in the world, the impressive figure standing 30 metres tall and arms stretching 28 metres wide, is a symbol of Brazilian Christianity overlooking the city. The afternoon is at leisure, you may choose to take a stroll along Ipanema beach or explore the beautiful Botanical Gardens.

    • Breakfast

    Day 4: Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu

    The morning is free before you take your flight to the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls. We suggest you take a trip to Santa Teresa, a bohemian neighbourhood where the Portuguese Royal Family used to reside in the eighteen hundreds. On arrival in Iguazu, you will be transferred to your hotel where you will spend the night.

    • Breakfast

    Day 5: Iguazu Argentinian Side

    Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, Iguazu National Park is home to incredible waterfalls with 275 jumps of water falling from an average height of 70 metres. On today's tour you will explore the routes of the Upper Circuit, Lower Circuit and Devil's Throat. The Lower Circuit is a trail of just under one mile and allows you to get closer to some of the smaller waterfalls. From the Upper Circuit you will be able to enjoy stunning panoramic views and the top of the majestic falls. The infamous Devil's Throat is where the largest volume of water descends from Iguazu and from the catwalk here you will really be able to feel the intensity of the almighty thunder.

    • Breakfast

    Day 6: Iguazu to Buenos Aires

    This morning, cross back into Brazil to see this side of Iguazu National Park. Take in the amazing views of San Martin Island and three of the most impressive jumps of the falls before getting to a further viewpoint with a perfect view of the Devil's Throat just 150 metres away. In the afternoon you will transfer to the airport in order to catch your flight to Buenos Aires where you will be met and taken to your hotel.

    • Breakfast

    Day 7: Buenos Aires

    Today's morning tour of the city starts in the historic Plaza de Mayo, the site of the 1810 revolution and now a hub of political life. From here you will see the Casa Rosada government palace and its famous balcony where Eva Peron used to address the people. Later you will reach the picturesque and colourful neighbourhood of La Boca with its famous street 'Caminito' whose architecture reflects the European influence of the late 19th century. After this, head to the modern Palermo neighbourhood with its elegant residences, finally reaching the district of Recoleta, the most sophisticated neighbourhood in Buenos Aires. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure; perhaps see a Tango show which your guide will be able to organise for you at an additional cost.

    • Breakfast

    Day 8: Buenos Aires

    Enjoy a day at leisure to take in the city at your own pace. We recommend a visit to the Malba Museum to learn about Latin America arts or a drink at one of the vibrant bars in Plaza Serrano - ask for an 'alfajores', a soft delicate cookie filled with dulce de leche.

    • Breakfast

    Day 9: Buenos Aires to the UK

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK via Madrid, Spain.

    • Breakfast
    Your Meals
    • Included Breakfast will always be served at your accommodation each morning during the tour.
    • Included Lunch and Dinner, where included, will be served in local restaurants or at your accommodation.

    Included in the Price

    • Included Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
    • Included Scheduled Flights from the UK.
    • Included All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
    • Included Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
    • Included All airport taxes and security charges.

    Important Information

    Visas

    UK passport holders are not currently required to obtain a visa prior to travel for either Brazil or Argentina - this will be granted on arrival for stays of up to 90 days.

    Insurance

    You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Holidays is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

    Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
    Up to 10 days cover£37£72£104

    For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

    Payment

    If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

    Flight Information

    All flights are operated by Iberia Airlines and go via Madrid in both directions. Each passenger is entitled to 23kg of hold luggage and hand luggage not exceeding 56cm x 45cm x 25cm in size. Flight times are for guidance only and are subject to change.

    Health and Vaccinations

    It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

    Physical Accessibility

    This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves full days of sightseeing, often on foot, and includes some climbing of stairs and getting on and off coaches. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

    Group Size

    The minimum number of travellers in your group will be 10, and the maximum will be 40. If in the unlikely event there are less than 10 people booked on your tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

    Tour Guide

    This is a fully escorted tour, meaning that you will be met on arrival and will be accompanied by a local guide throughout the tour, ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

    Currency Information

    The currency in Brazil is the Brazilian Real, known as BRL. The currency in Argentina is the Argentine Peso, known as ARS. However, US Dollars are also widely used throughout both countries. Cash machines are available in all the major cities to withdraw money in the local currency.

    Personal Expenses

    You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any personal purchases, such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks as well as your lunch and dinner on each day. Approximately £300-£400 per person should be sufficient for the tour.

    Tour Dates & Prices

    Depart UKArrive UKPriceBook Now
    2017 Dates
    13 Mar 201721 Mar 2017£1845ppBook
    03 Apr 201711 Apr 2017£1845ppBook
    08 May 201716 May 2017£1745ppBook
    05 Jun 201713 Jun 2017£1645ppBook
    11 Sep 201719 Sep 2017£1995ppBook
    09 Oct 201717 Oct 2017£1995ppBook
    20 Nov 201728 Nov 2017£1995ppBook

    Travelling alone?

    Unfortunately, we do not have any places with no single supplements on this tour. However, if you are happy to share with another passenger of the same gender, then let us know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to find you a travelling partner. Alternatively, please ask about our single supplement prices in order to book your own twin room

    Private Tours

    If the group departure dates are not suitable for you and you would prefer a more personal and flexible experience then you can choose to book a private guide for your tour at a reasonable supplement.

    Tour Map

    Brazil and Argentina Route Map

    Download Tour Dossier - 2016

    Download Tour Dossier - 2017

    Fact File

    • Currency: Brazilian Real, Argentine Peso
    • Average Flying time: 13 Hours
    • Minimum temperature: 15°C
    • Maximum temperature: 33°C
    • Spoken Language(s): Portuguese; Spanish

    Here to help

    • Get in touch with one of our experts on Brazil and Argentina
    • 0800 781 4893 (free)
    • 0333 321 3144(mobile friendly)
    • Request a call back

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