Journey from Shimmering Glaciers to the Mighty Amazon

3-Week Brazil & Argentina Itinerary - Amazon Rainforest & Buenos Aires

Prices from £2,435 pp

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Duration22 days / 21 nights (flexible)

ItineraryBuenos Aires - El Calafate - Glaciers - Iguazu Falls (Argentinian Side) - Iguazu Falls (Brazilian Side) - Manaus - Amazon

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Spanning three weeks, this is the ultimate itinerary where you’ll see the best of Brazil and Argentina. You’ll experience the sophisticated vibe of Buenos Aires, sail between mighty glaciers, and visit the mighty Iguazu Falls. At the famous falls you’ll cross the border and set off on your Brazil adventure, starting with the largest and most species-rich tropical rainforest in the world; The Amazon. After visiting Salvador and lazing on a Bahian beach for a few days, you’ll head to Rio de Janiero for a final fiesta!

*we’ve not included domestic flights in the guide price for this itinerary, but your Travel Specialist will arrange these for the best price available at the time of booking. Prices vary throughout the year, though we’d estimate an additional £600-£800 for your domestic flights. We can also help you book your international flights if needed.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast (full-board in Amazon)
  • Transport and tours as described

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Buenos Aires: Romance and Tango

Explore sexy and sophisticated Buenos Aires, a city of steamy tango, sizzling steaks and a nightlife that never stops. Take an eye-opening tour with a local Porteño (resident of the city) for an edgy glimpse into behind-the-scenes life and soak up the totally seductive atmosphere. You’ll stay in happening Palermo district, one of the most popular barrios in Buenos Aires.

river beunos aires

Sailing Amongst the Glaciers

Get glacial in Patagonia, sailing between icebergs and exploring a frozen world of endless mountains, piercing winds, lakes and cool blue glaciers bigger than the entire city of Buenos Aires. It’s a surreal, silent place that has to be seen to be believed. This trip will take you into the frozen heart of Patagonia, a land of dazzling white snow, deep sapphire skies and cool blue glaciers.

Glacier in Argentina

Iguazu Falls in the Rainforest

Feel the spray of roaring Iguazu Falls and explore the surrounding rainforest, where raccoon-like coatis play. A cluster of cascades set within rich National Park, Iguazu Falls will leave you deafened and utterly speechless. You’ll visit both the Argentinean and Brazilian side of the Falls, the latter with a guide, you’ll spend two nights on the Argentina side and the third night on the Brazilian side.

Waterfalls in Brazil

Welcome to the Jungle - Amazon Lodge

On arrival into Manaus you will be collected and transferred to your hotel where you’ll spend the night, before your journey into the rainforest the following day. During the journey you’ll pass the ‘meeting of the waters’, where the blue-black waters of the Rio Negro meet the yellow-brown waters of the Rio Solimões. As you continue further along the river the vegetation will become denser and denser, until you arrive at the small jetty where you’ll board a boat for the final part of your journey into the rainforest.

A Toucan in the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil

The lodge is small-scale, eco-friendly, and provides employment to people from the local communities. You’ll stay in your own comfortable wooden cabin, surrounded by the forest, and all of your food is included – home-cooked using ingredients found locally. You’ll also have warm water and electricity….most of the time, this is the Amazon after all! During your stay you’ll trek through the jungle, fish for piranhas and meet the locals along the waterways. On your final day you’ll be taken back to Manaus and transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

Monkey in the Amazon rainforest

Cobbled Streets of Salvador

Back in the colonial days when the Portuguese ruled over Brazil, the arrival of African slaves brought African culture and traditions to Salvador de Bahia. The current combination of Indian, Portuguese and African influences really gives this city its unique identity. We believe the best place to experience this melting pot of cultures is in the historic Pelourinho district.

Cobbled Streets of Salvador

Upon your arrival in Salvador you’ll find one of our local guides waiting for you. They’ll tell you all about the city and its heritage as they take you to your comfortable pousada in the Pelourinho district. During your stay you will head out with your guide to explore this historic district, as you wander along the cobbled streets you will learn all about the history and how the religions and cultures from Africa have mixed with the Portuguese heritage to create a unique Bahian community.

Bahia Beach Break

The wide beaches of Praia das Ondas lies just an hour north of Salvador and is a great place to visit for some rest and relaxation. The pousada offers air-conditioned bungalows with hammocks set in a garden with two pools and a restaurant, as well as being only a short walk away from the beach.

orange sunset with a view of the sea

If you feel like exploring you can easily arrange a visit the nearby town of Praia de Forte, the town has a quirky assortment of souvenir shops and restaurants. On your final day we’ll pre-arrange the 90 minute transfer to take you back to the airport.

Revelling in Rio

Rio offers sweeping beaches, great food and a lively atmosphere. When you arrive you will be met by a guide who will take you through your itinerary and answer any questions. It’s about an hours transfer journey to your comfortable hotel right next to Copacabana beach, the perfect place for a stroll to watch the sunset behind the mountains. You’ll also spend a morning with a private guide and driver, so you can tick off some of those iconic sights.

a grey statue of a man who looks like Jesus

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