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A classic South America itinerary with a tango-worthy twist, travel between the vivacious cities of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro via the Andean city of Salta and the spectacular Iguacu Falls.
Explore the delights of Buenos Aires
Take a Tango dancing class
Dine on a traditional asado
Ride the ‘Tren a las Nubes’ through the Andes
Marvel at Iguacu Falls
Discover vibrant Rio de Janeiro
- Return international flights
- All Accommodation
- Selected meals
- All transportation & transfers
- All sightseeing & entrance fees
- English speaking National Escort & local guides
- Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders
Days 1-2: Buenos Aires
Fly to Argentina’s flamboyant capital city Buenos Aires, arriving the same or following day. You will be met at the airport and transferred 45 minutes to your hotel, your hotel room will be available for early checkin regardless of your arrival time. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 3: Explore Buenos Aires
After breakfast, enjoy the irresistible combination of Latin flair and European elegance in a Buenoes Aires city tour. Visit the vibrant districts of La Boca, San Telmo, Puerto Madero, Palermo and Recoleta. This afternoon participate in a quintessential Argentinian experiece; the tango!
Day 4: The Pampas
Travel 1 hour 30 minutes by road to just outside the city. Spend the day on the vast, fertile grasslands known as the pampas, on a traditional estancia (ranch). Here you’ll get some insight into the life of the folk heroes, the gaucho, and after a typical Argentinian asado lunch, there will be a fun folklore show.
Day 5: Travel to Salta
This morning, transfer 30 minutes to the domestic airport for your flight to Salta. The flight is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. On arrival, you will be transferred 25 minutes to your hotel for check-in. This afternoon, tour the city and spend some time in the excellent Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana. The tour will last 3 hours.
Day 6: Tren A Las Nubes
The ‘Train to the Clouds’, one of the world’s highest railways, departs from San Antonio de los Corbres and climbs its way into the spectacular heights of the Andes. Transfer approxiamtely 4 hours to the station and climb aboard this heritage railway, you will chug 2 hours towards the Chilean border, passing along the Lerma Valley and through the otherworldly landscapes of Quebrada del Toro to the 4220-metre altitude La Polvorilla Viaduct.
Day 7: Quebrada De Humahuaca
Spend the day amongst the extraordinary formations and undulating colours of the Humahuaca Valley, a 1 hour drive from your hotel.
Day 8: Fly to Iguazú
Say farewell to Salta and the Andes and transfer 30 minutes to the airport to baord your plane over to Puerto Iguaza, the town closest to the incredible wonder that is Iguacu Falls. Your flight is just under 2 hours. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 9: Puerto Iguazú
Today, transfer 25 minutes to the falls. You will wander along the Argentinian side of Iguacu, which offers a fantastic overview of the whole of the falls, and showcases its power and magnificence.
Day 10: Foz Do Iguazú
Pass over the border into Brazil by road. This side of Iguacu offers a completely different experience with paths and boardwalks to wander. These will lead you to some of the numerous smaller cascades that dance their way along gullies and through lush greenery. Admire the falls for around 2 hours before transferring 1 hour to the airport.
Day 11: Christ The Redeemer
Climb onboard a jeep to venture to some of Rio’s many wonders! Drive about 20 minutes to Cosme Velho Street, then in Paineras station switch to the offical vans to ascend the Corcovado, on the peak of which Christ the Redeemer watches over the city, on the way you will pass through the lush vegetation of the Tijuca Forest.
Day 12: Rio City Tour
After breakfast, tour the city through downtown Rio, passing by the Sambodrome and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Get to know the traditional Cinelandia square with its historical buildings; the Municipal Theatre, the National Library, and the National Museum of Fine Arts.
Days 13-14: Fly from Rio back to the UK
Transfer about 1 hour to the airport according to your international flight time and fly to the UK, arriving home the following day.
Your accommodation is selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from business hotels to rainforest lodges.
Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers between destinations.
Planes: Internal flights are based on economy class, with reputable airlines.
Most Wendy Wu groups consist of 10 travellers or more, there will usually be no more than 29 travellers in each group.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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