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In just shy of two weeks, you’ll travel to Rio de Janeiro, Paraty, Sao Paulo, spectacular Iguazu Falls and Buenos Aires.
Start in Rio de Janeiro, the beating heart of Brazil, and find its best and most iconic sights. Travel along the Brazilian coast to taste pure paradise in pretty Paraty. Set foot in the sensational city of Sao Paulo. And just when you think things can’t get any better, open your eyes to the beauty and power of the Iguazu falls.
Have the quintessential pulse-racing experience as you discover the falls on the borders of Brazil and Argentina. End on a high note with in-depth explorations of Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires.SEE THE BROCHURE
Inclusions at a glance
- Return international economy airfares to Rio de Janeiro & from Buenos Aires
- Fly from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane
- Two internal flights, Guarulhos Airport to Foz do Iguacu & Puerto Iguazu airport to Buenos Aires
- 12 nights accommodation based on twin share, rated 2, 3 & 4-star
- Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement for a private room
- 12 breakfasts, 5 dinners
Vegetarian options available for all meals on request
- Modern air-conditioned coach
- Services of your English-speaking tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip
- All taxes and fees included
- Taste typical Brazilian food at a local Churrascariarestaurant
- Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue
- Explore Santa Teresa and visit the Selaron tiled staircase
- Take a walking tour of Paraty
- Take a city tour of São Paulo & visit the Mercadão market
- Visit the Iguaçu falls in Iguaçu National Park
- Take part in a traditional Brazilian barbecue
- Sit down for a local Brazilian meal at a family home
- Walk along Plaza de Mayo and discover why the Presidential palace is called “Casa Rosada” (The pink house)
- Be amazed by the architecture and history in The Recoleta Cemetery
- Visit Buenos Aires’ first port, La Boca, with its iconic “Caminito”
- See “La Bombonera”, house of Boca Juniors one of Argentina’s most important football stadiums
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Depart Australia for Brazil
Fly from Australia to South America. Welcome to bustling Rio de Janeiro! Your tour begins in one of the most iconic seaside cities in Brazil. Arrive early to explore, or make your way straight to the hotel to meet up with your tour leader at 18:00. Set out with the group to enjoy a welcome dinner at a nearby restaurant this evening.
Rio de Janeiro City Tour
Meet up with your local guide after breakfast for a full-day tour of Rio. The city is scenic to the core and the coach stands ready to take you along the main avenues, from where pedestrian footpaths will lead you deeper into the magic. Tick off a few bucket list items today - we'll be visiting the Christ the Redeemer statue on top of Mount Corcovado. The Escadaria Selaron staircase and Santa Teresa neighbourhood are also on our list. Grab lunch on the go and enjoy the evening at your leisure.
Rio de Janeiro: Free Day
Free day in Rio! Go your own way or join in on the optional Rio Plus tour. This exciting excursion will take you up Sugarloaf Mountain in a cable car with a local guide by your side. Tuck into an authentic Brazilian lunch and make your way to downtown Rio afterward. Visit the Museum of Tomorrow, the Sao Bento Monastery and Gabinete. Join the group for an optional dinner this evening or do your own thing - it's up to you.
Rio de Janeiro - Paraty
Wave Rio a fond farewell as we journey down the Costa Verde (Green Coast) of Brazil. Drink in epic scenery on the drive - oceans, dense jungles and more. Arrive in Paraty, a beautiful colonial port town. Check in at the hotel and take an orientation walk with a local guide. Marvel at the cobbled streets and pretty architecture. Tonight you can head out on your own, or opt in on a dinner at a local restaurant.
Paraty: Free Day
Take the day to explore Paraty at your leisure. The town forms part of the Serra da Bocaina National Park so there is plenty of natural beauty to explore. Think beaches, islands and waterfalls. The historical town also boasts plenty of lovely buildings and historical attractions. Keen on an organised outing? Opt in on a boat tour to Passeio de Escuna or hop aboard a 4x4 for a guided drive.
Paraty - São Paulo
Leave Paraty behind and venture to the megacity of São Paulo. The buzzing financial hub of Brazil is a sight to see. Follow in the footsteps of a local guide to learn more about the city. Stop at the famous Mercadão (a sprawling food market) for lunch. Tonight you can take time for yourself or join the group for an optional dinner.
São Paulo - flight to Foz do Iguaçu - Iguassu Falls Brazilian side
Up and at 'em - we're off to Guarulhos Airport to catch a flight to the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguacu. Upon arrival, head straight for the world-famous Iguaçu falls in Iguaçu National Park. It's the largest waterfall system in the world, and a breathtaking sight to behold. You can even follow pathways all the way to the mist-shrouded foot of the falls. Head back to the hotel after the tour and get ready for a delicious Brazilian barbecue dinner.
Foz de Iguaçu (Paraguay) : Free Day
The world is your oyster today - there are so many excursions to choose from! Make your own way or go on an organised adventure. Visit the amazing local bird park (150+ species!) or take a helicopter ride over the falls. Alternatively, add a day trip to a completely different country to the lineup. Head to Paraguay via the International Bridge of Friendship, crossing the Paraná River to enter Ciudad del Este. Shop at local markets. Visit the Itaipú Dam hydroelectric power plant. Back in Brazil, we'll meet up with the group for a Rafain show and dinner experience
Foz do Iguacu (Brazil) : Free Day
Enjoy another day of exploration around Foz do Iguacu. There are various optional excursions on offer. Head on a guided tour to the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls. Peruse the various walkways and trails on offer, or take a ride on the gas-powered train in the park. You could also venture right up close by opting in on the Great Adventure boat tour. Or you could stick around in Brazil to enjoy other local outings. Meet up with the group this evening for a special Brazilian dining experience.
Iguassu Falls - flight to Buenos Aires
Rise and shine! We're off to Puerto Iguazu airport to catch a flight to Buenos Aires. This vibrant city holds countless attractions. Stock up on snacks before we leave (no lunch stop today!). Transfer to the hotel upon arrival. Head out on a solo exploration mission, or simply take it easy. The next two days will be jam-packed. Dinner is included tonight at a restaurant near our hotel.
Buenos Aires City Tour
Ready, set, explore! Today we uncover the must-see attractions and hidden delights of the Argentine capital. Follow in the slipstream of a local guide. Discover the famous Buenos Aires Obelisk. Encounter the Plaza de Mayo, the colourful La Boca, the cobblestoned foundational San Telmo and Recoleta cemetery. And so much more! Grab lunch on the go. This evening there is an optional dinner and a tango show on offer.
Buenos Aires: Free Day
Free day in Buenos Aires! Take your pick of a bunch of things to do in the bustling Argentinian capital. Seek out must-sees like the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Or how about a tango lesson or cooking experience? Alternatively, head off on an organised excursion to a classic guest ranch (estancia) in the countryside. Learn more about the Estancia culture, enjoy authentic local food and watch folk dancing. As always, you will be welcomed with open arms by the locals. Join the group for a lovely dinner at a local restaurant this evening.
Buenos Aires - Tour Ends & Fly Home
After spending your final night in Buenos Aires, the tour comes to an end at breakfast this morning. If you wish to take a transfer to Ministro Pistarini International Airport or Aeroparque Airport, you can pre-book it with your My Travel Experience agent.
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Just as the name suggests, this escorted group tour covers the essential highlights of Brazil and Argentina. Enjoy comfortable accommodation, daily breakfast, coach transport, sightseeing and services of licensed tour guides. Plus internal and international flights are included and single travellers have the option to share or pay a supplement to ensure a private room.
More about this tour
See the brochure
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The brochure includes details of the inclusions, itinerary and other relevant travel information. Information contained in the brochure is subject to change and at the time of booking you will be provided with an updated copy that includes the current details for your reservation.
This escorted tour includes flights from Australia and departs on select dates:
2023 – 12 February; 23 April; 15 October
Departures are subject to availability and prices may vary at time of booking. Please ask us for your preferred date and we will advise availability and cost. Contact us to find out about departures at other times of the year.
Important to remember...
The day-by-day tour descriptions in the itinerary are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.
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The My Travel Experience team are travel experts and we're here to help you enjoy the best holiday - from the time you start to plan your trip until the day you return home. We are only a phone call or email away whenever you need us, so please contact us today with any questions.
Email [email protected]. Phone 1300 168 910 (in Australia) or text +61 437 851 966 (from overseas or via mobile).
New safety measures and greater peace of mind.
The wellbeing and safety of our passengers and staff is always a priority, especially as we adjust to a new world for travellers. My Travel Experience is committed to ensuring your peace of mind with customer-friendly booking practices and enhanced health and safety standards on our trips.
We work closely with tour operators that have received the Safe Travels stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which enables travellers to recognise companies around the world that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
Travel requirements for this tour:
The tour operator is implementing a number of enhanced health and safety protocols on their trips. These additional precautions have been introduced to help prevent the transmission of Covid-19 and to help ensure that travellers and the tour team are as safe and protected as possible while on tour.
As the pandemic evolves, these conditions may change and you will be advised of the latest requirements prior to departure.
Negative PCR or Antigen Tests
All travellers, regardless of their vaccination status, will be asked to produce a negative PCR test or negative Antigen test in order to embark on our escorted tours. This helps to ensure the safety of our travellers and staff.
Self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms
We request that all travellers self-monitor daily before the tour for any COVID-19 related symptoms. All travellers will be required to complete a Covid-19 Acknowledgement of Risk (sent by our customer service team) before departing for the tour, and each traveller will be required to sign a Responsible Traveller Pledge (committing to the safety and wellbeing of yourself and fellow travellers). We advise all travellers to check their home country's rules and regulations regarding the quarantine period upon return from your tour as well as any requirements they may have before you travel.
Face masks and sanitising
Each traveller will be required to bring their own mask and wear it at all (required) times. We ask that our travellers familiarise themselves with the best way to use, clean and store face masks (especially if they are reusable).
Travellers should bring their own face masks for use throughout the journey as well as spares. Always remember to practice good hygiene and wash or sanitise your hands frequently. Travel tip: Plastic bags are good for storing used face masks.
As per regulation - face masks will be compulsory while on the coach, boat and train. Face masks will be available for purchase from your tour leader for those who do not have supplies. Hand sanitisers with at least 60% alcohol will be available to travellers and staff at all times.
Adequate Travel Insurance
All tour travellers are required to show proof of adequate travel insurance before embarking on tour. Your policy of insurance is required to cover you and your party against the cost of cancellation by you; the cost of assistance (including repatriation - medical and non-medical) in the event of accident or illness; loss of baggage and money; protection against any Covid-related claims and other expenses.
Please Note: If you cannot provide the tour team with proof of adequate travel insurance prior to the start of your tour, you will not be permitted to start the tour.
Health and Safety on Tour
On the4 coach tours, elevated hygiene and safety procedures will be put into place. The safe and comfortable coaches are cleaned and sanitised before the start of each tour and daily cleaning is maintained throughout the tour.
Safety Measures for Social Distancing on Tour
In line with precautions from various government authorities, social distancing and face masks will be necessary on both rail and coach tours.
Carrying out responsible social distancing while on the coach and train, during city tours, on visits to landmarks, museums and more, will be necessary to help ensure the safety of yourself, the other travellers in your group and our travel crew. This extends to the use of face masks on board the coach and train and where necessary when visiting different destinations.
Coach boarding will be adjusted in line with social distancing measures.
What if someone gets sick on tour?
All travellers are required to inform their tour leader if they are feeling unwell. Your tour leader will then direct you to a medical practitioner, it is strongly advised that travellers then take all the reasonable steps to ensure the traveller(s) meet all the requirements as laid out by their travel insurance provider.
Travel Crew are Trained and Here to Help
The travel crew, which includes your tour leaders and drivers, have previously been trained for important health and hygiene needs while on tour. In addition to this, the crew will have received additional, in-depth health and hygiene training prior to embarking on any future tours. This training is in line with guidelines set out by public health authorities.
The team is regularly reviewing government tourism and travel updates and ensuring that tours run in accordance with the prevailing public health advice, and recommendations by the World Health Organisation and the local Centres for Disease Control. We are hoping to make this adjustment to the "new normal" of travel as stress-free as possible!
These guidelines are subject to change as the global situation evolves. The enforcement of certain measures (i.e. social distancing and mask-wearing) will vary in different regions. We will defer to local health authorities for best practices in their region. Check with your home country's policies on testing and post-trip self-isolation as well as the latest travel advisories.
How to make a booking:
This early bird deal is valid for a limited time and may change without notice.
Price is correct as of 10 May 2022. Please contact us for current rates.
Advertised price is based on lead-price departure(s) and rates will be advised for your preferred travel date prior to any payment being required.
All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.
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