Inside Tracks in Argentina & Brazil - An Immersive Small Group Journey (2020/21)

For those who want the inside story on Brazil and Argentina. Enjoy private access to the thundering Iguazu Falls, scale the steps to Christ the Redeemer above Rio de Janiero, and learn to tango in Buenos Aires.

Journey Overview

For those who want the inside story on Brazil and Argentina. Enjoy private access to the thundering Iguazu Falls, scale the steps to Christ the Redeemer above Rio de Janiero, and learn to tango in Buenos Aires.

Journey Highlights

  • Rest your head in Buenos Aires' well-heeled Recoleta
  • Private tour of the famed Teatro Colón
  • Zoom close to Iguazu Falls on a Zodiac Tour
  • Visit Rio's treasured landmark, Christ the Redeemer
  • Sip a sundowner atop Sugarloaf Mountain
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina

Land in Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital, Buenos Aires, and transfer to the city centre for a walking tour around Recoleta, including a light lunch at La Biela. As far as city boroughs go, few can compete with Recoleta’s leafy plazas, European architecture, and beautiful cemetery. Aside from igniting postcode envy, this classical neighbourhood is where the city’s well-heeled crowd comes to shop in boutiques and dine on Michelin star-worthy tasting menus. Tonight, return to your hotel, renowned for showcasing local artworks, for a glass of Malbec before dinner.
Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta | Meals: LD

Day 2: Buenos Aires

Spend the morning visiting the 16th-century Plaza de Mayo, the city’s political heart, and then La Boca, a colourful neighbourhood with an equally vibrant history. Wander through Recoleta’s cemetery to see Eva Perón’s ornate resting place as well as the tombs of other celebrated figures. The pièce de résistance is a private, guided tour of the Teatro Colón, which hosted the likes of Pavarotti and Maria Callas, lit by a 700-bulb chandelier. Tonight, if you so choose, you can enjoy an intimate tango performance at the Philippe Starckdesigned Faena Hotel. Get up close to the dancers in the cabaret-style setting.
Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta | Meals: B

Day 3: Buenos Aires

Today, Design your Day – giving you the freedom to choose the experience that is best suited to you. Select from the following options: 

  • Visit two up-and-coming art galleries.
  • Cook Argentinean classics at Bajollave – a ‘closed-door’ restaurant.
  • Enjoy a tango lesson and stroll around San Telmo.

Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta | Meals: B

Day 4: Buenos Aires – Iguazu Falls, Brazil

Fly to Iguazu Falls, a natural wonder straddling both Argentina and Brazil. After landing, head to the Argentinean side fora train ride that circuits the mist-shrouded waterfalls. You’ll have world-class views of its curtain-like sheets of water. The most impressive is the Devil’s Throat, a series of thundering cataracts which you can view from a platform. Cross the border into Brazil to your jungle retreat. When the park closes at 18.00 to visitors who aren’t staying at the hotel, you will have the Falls to yourselves.
Belmond Hotel das Cataratas | Meals: B

Day 5: Iguazu Falls

It’s impossible to soak up the Falls all in one day, so today you have the chance to investigate further. You’ll have the option to zoom on a Zodiac boat along a three kilometre stretch of the Iguazu River, and get as close to the Falls as possible. Will you get wet? Very. So make sure to don quick-drying clothes. Tonight, foodies can opt to visit the home of a prestigious chef for a private dinner (at an additional cost). Learn about native ingredients as you dine by candlelight.
Belmond Hotel das Cataratas | Meals: B

Day 6: Iguazu Falls – Rio de Janeiro

Pop into the bird park to see rainforest dwelling toucan and macaw before your transfer to Iguazu Falls airport. Fly to Rio, a city famed for its flamboyant Carnival, sultry samba, and ridiculously good looking cariocas. The architecture is equally handsome, from the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer to the colourful 215-step Selarón staircase. After checking into your hotel, take a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, where from the summit you can toast the sunset with a caipirinha.
Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana | Meals: B

Day 7: Rio de Janeiro

Today, Design your Day – giving you the freedom to choose the experience that is best suited to you. Select from the following options:

  • Explore artsy Santa Teresa, Visit an artist’s workshop and finish the day with a cachaça tasting.
  • Go behind the scenes and get a taste of carnival.
  • Enjoy a bike ride along the patterned promenades of Rio’s iconic beaches.

 Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana | Meals: B

Day 8: Rio de Janerio

It’s your last full day, so why not spend it on a private yacht? From sparkling blue waters, look back at Sugarloaf Mountain for a different perspective. You’ll cruise past islands and forts, stopping for dips along the way. Brazil’s love of meat is eternalised in its restaurants. In the evening, dine at a churrascaria (barbecue restaurant), where guests can tuck into melt-in-the-mouth cuts.
Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana | Meals: BD

Day 9: Depart Rio de Janerio

Be sure to take one last look at the Corcovado Mountain as you bid farewell to Brazil and are chauffeured to Rio airport. You’ll take the scenic route along the foothills of the Tijuca Forest and through traditional Brazilian neighbourhoods.
Meals: B

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Accommodation/Partners

Accommodation/Partners

Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta

Inside Tracks in Argentina & Brazil - An Immersive Small Group Journey (2020/21)

Located in the heart of Recoleta, The Sofitel Buenos Aires takes its cue from its well-heeled neighbourhood. Interiors are modern, s ... Read more

Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas, Foz do Iguaçu

Inside Tracks in Argentina & Brazil - An Immersive Small Group Journey (2020/21)

Completely refurbished in 2009, the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is a Portuguese-colonial residence. It is a classic Belmond hotel, redole ... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Jun 12, 2020 - Jun 20, 2020
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Aug 7, 2020 - Aug 15, 2020
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Sep 11, 2020 - Sep 19, 2020
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Oct 16, 2020 - Oct 24, 2020
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Nov 13, 2020 - Nov 21, 2020
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Dec 11, 2020 - Dec 19, 2020
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Jan 8, 2021 - Jan 16, 2021
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Mar 12, 2021 - Mar 20, 2021
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