Cities,Falls & Whale-Watching in Patagonia - Superior

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Experience the diversity of South America on an unforgettable adventure through Argentina and Brazil. Discover the cosmopolitan capital of Buenos Aires and learn the way of the gaucho in the Argentinian countryside. In Puerto Madryn, go whale-watching and soak up the coastal views before coming face-to-face with the Iguazú Falls and exploring the beach-side city of Rio de Janeiro.

Destinations
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • South America
  • Patagonia
Tour Types
  • Circuits
  • Beaches
  • Wildlife
  • Cities

Location: UK/Ireland - Night on board

<p>Ready to experience the diverse landscapes and captivating cultural delights of two South American giants? Head to your departure airport to catch a flight to <strong>Buenos Aires</strong>. Night on board.</p> <p>If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.</p> <div id="gtx-trans" style="position: absolute; left: 256px; top: 25px;"> </div>

Accommodation Name: Novotel Buenos Aires

Location: Buenos Aires

<p>Touch down in <strong>Buenos Aires,</strong> Argentina's cosmopolitan capital, known as the home of Tango. Transfer to the airport and, once settled, enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure, exploring the stately buildings of Plaza de Mayo or getting to know the vibrant culture of colourful La Boca. Be sure to sample Argentina's mouth-watering cuisine in one of the many cosy traditional restaurants scattered throughout the city, or grab a quick <em>empanada</em> as you continue sightseeing. Overnight stay in Buenos Aires. </p> <p>If your flight arrives in Buenos Aires in the early hours of the morning, and you wish to have your room available before 3:00 p.m, you can book early check-in in the next step of the booking process.</p>

Accommodation Name: Novotel Buenos Aires

Location: Buenos Aires

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Set off on a <strong>city tour of Buenos Aires</strong> to discover its most charming sights and neighbourhoods. See the colourful houses of Caminito Street in <strong>La Boca</strong>, traditionally home to a large Italian community, and continue to upmarket <strong>La Recoleta</strong>, whose faded elegance is typified in its grandiose buildings and European architecture. Stroll through the cobbled streets <strong>San Telmo,</strong> the oldest part of the city before exploring <strong>Puerto Madero,</strong> known for its exciting food scene and modern restaurants. End the tour in leafy <strong>Palermo</strong>, the 'Lungs of the City'. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore at your leisure. We recommend enjoying an optional dinner and tango show tonight for a taste of authentic Argentine culture.* Overnight stay in Buenos Aires.</p> <p>* <strong>Optional Dinner and Tango Show:</strong> Be transported back to the Golden Age of the Argentine Tango with a professional Tango show, accompanied by the musical delights of an orchestra, as you dine on fine Argentinian cuisine. </p>

Accommodation Name: Novotel Buenos Aires

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Buenos Aires - Estancia Santa Susana - Buenos Aires

<p><strong>Breakfast </strong>at the hotel. Set off on a <strong>full-day excursion to Estancia Santa Susana </strong>to enjoy the delights of rural Argentina and learn about the ways of the <em>gaucho, </em>the traditional Argentinan cowboy. Located close to the town of Los Cardales, Estancia Santa Susana is a typical farmhouse complete with 1200 hectares of farmland. Explore the estate and feast on traditional Argentinan fare as you tuck into a delicious <strong>lunch</strong>, complete with roast meat, <em>empanadas</em> and Argentinan wine. Enjoy a tour of the onsite museum to learn more about the history of the farmhouse and visit the Estancia chapel. Soak up the peaceful countryside and as the day draws to a close, return to <strong>Buenos Aires. </strong>Overnight stay in Buenos Aires.</p>

Accommodation Name: Novotel Buenos Aires

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

Location: Buenos Aires

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Free day. Take advantage of this day to continue to discover the capital and soak up the local atmosphere, the architecture of its colonial buildings and the delicious cuisine. Overnight stay in Buenos Aires.</p> <p>* <strong>Optional Half-Day Excursion to the Tiger Delta</strong>: Discover the landscapes that Buenos Aires offers from the R&iacute;o de la Plata and visit charming San Isidro, a town of great historical and architectural importance. On the Delta, take a boat and discover what life is like in this area of islands. Admire the amazing houses and mansions located in the ravines on the shore and enjoy views of the Cathedral of San Isidro; the Port of Olivos; the Monumental stadium of River and the University City of Buenos Aires. Return to Buenos Aires.</p>

Accommodation Name: Dazzler Puerto Madryn

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Buenos Aires - Puerto Madryn

<p><strong>Breakfast </strong>at the hotel. Today you're headed for Patagonia! Transfer to the airport for a flight to <strong>Puerto Madryn</strong>, a coastal city in Northern Patagonia. Arrive in Puerto Madryn and transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the city and take in the breathtaking coastal views. Puerto Madryn is well-known for the sandy beaches of its Golfo Nuevo Bay and the wildlife of its Valdes Peninsula. Overnight stay in Puerto Madryn. </p>

Accommodation Name: Dazzler Puerto Madryn

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Puerto Madryn

<p><strong>Breakfast </strong>at the hotel. Discover the rich marine life of the <strong>Valdes Peninsula</strong> today on an exciting <strong>whale-watching excursion. </strong>Set off early in the morning to board a semi-rigid boat in Puerto Pir&aacute;mides and set sail around the Valdes Peninsula as you look out for Southern Right Whales, which can measure up to 14-metres in length. Orcas are also known to frequent the waters around this region of Patagonia. Continue to <strong>Punta Delgada</strong> to see its lighthouse and watch the local colony of sea lions frolicking on the rocks. At<strong> Caleta Valdes</strong> discover the local wildlife such as elephant seals and sea birds before returning to Puerto Madryn. Overnight stay in Puerto Madryn.</p>

Accommodation Name: Dazzler Puerto Madryn

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Puerto Madryn

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure to explore Puerto Madryn at your own pace. If the weather is pleasant, why not enjoy the sea views from a sunny cafe terrace on Golfo Nuevo Bay or try your hand at paddle-boarding or other watersports which are a popular pastime in the city. We recommend one of our optional excursions to get the most out of your stay in Puerto Madryn. Overnight stay in Puerto Madryn. </p> <p>* <strong>Optional El Pedral Penguin Colony Excursion:</strong> Visit El Pedral Penguin Colony to watch this amazing community of Magellanic penguins. Visit the Punta Ninfas lighthouse and feast on Patagonian cuisine with <strong>lunch </strong>included. Soak up the beautiful landscapes and fall in love with the rich wildlife of the region. </p> <p><strong>Please note</strong>: The Optional El Pedral Penguin Colony Excursion is only available between 15th September and 10th December.</p> <p>* <strong>Optional Snorkelling with Sea Lions Excursion: </strong>Navigate to the Punta Loma Natural Reserve where you'll enter the waters to swim with the friendly sea lions. You'll be able to interact with female and young sea lions, who are very sociable and harmless, for approximately 45 minutes whilst snorkelling in Golfo Nuevo Bay. Transfers are not included. </p>

Accommodation Name: O2 Hotel Iguazú

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

Location: Puerto Madryn - Iguazú

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. It's time to leave the shores of Patagonia behind in favour of more tropical climes. Transfer to the airport for a flight to <strong>Iguaz&uacute;, </strong>home of the Iguaz&uacute; Falls, a true wonder of the world and a bucket-list favourite. Transfer to your hotel and, depending on your arrival time, the rest of the day is free at your leisure. Why not explore the rainforest and soak up the beautiful natural environment. Overnight stay in Iguaz&uacute;.</p> <div id="gtx-trans" style="position: absolute; left: 247px; top: 25px;"> </div>

Accommodation Name: O2 Hotel Iguazú

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Iguazú

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel.<strong> </strong>Visit the<strong> Argentinian side of Iguaz&uacute; Falls on this included excursion </strong>by taking the train to the 'Devil's Throat' where a lookout area grants the opportunity to watch the water rush from the river and down an 80-metre sheer drop. Walk across bridges and enjoy the panoramic views on offer. Hear the roar of water whilst contemplating spectacular views of rainbows, birds, leafy green exotic plants and trees. We recommend an optional Iguaz&uacute; Great Adventure excursion to get up-close to the powerful waterfalls.* Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Iguaz&uacute;.</p> <p>* <strong>Optional Iguaz&uacute; Great Adventure:</strong> Enter the jungle by the Yacarati&aacute; trail in trucks specially designed for this environment. This 5 km long stretch ends at Puerto Macuco. At the dock, board a boat that sails on the Lower Iguaz&uacute; River for as long as 6 km, heading towards the waterfalls area and enjoying plentiful rapids along the way. Upon reaching the Tres Mosqueteros Fall, see the falls of both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides crowned by the view of the <em>Garganta del Diablo</em> (Devil&rsquo;s Throat). Afterwards, the most exciting point comes when facing the incomparable San Mart&iacute;n waterfall, the hugest any boat may face. <span data-sheets-value="{" data-sheets-userformat="{">If you choose to take the optional, it will replace a part of the included tour on this day.</span> </p> <p>Please note: You will not be able to take part in the Great Adventure excursion if you have any heart problems, have had any kind of heart surgery or if you have any physical disabilities. </p>

Accommodation Name: O2 Hotel Iguazú

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Iguazú

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Set off to discover the <strong>Brazilian side of the Iguaz&uacute; Falls</strong> for a different perspective of this natural wonder and for a chance to take in the unforgettable panoramic views of the thundering falls and the lush landscapes that surround them. After exploring the natural environment and taking in the views, return to the Argentinian side of the falls for your overnight stay in Iguaz&uacute;.</p>

Accommodation Name: Arena Leme

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Iguazú - Rio de Janeiro

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight to <strong>Rio de Janeiro. </strong>Arrive in Rio de Janeiro, transfer to the hotel and, if time allows, the rest of the day is free for you to explore this sprawling city, full of colonial architecture and vibrant culture. We recommend a stroll along Rio's famous beaches, Copacabana and Ipanema where you can capture the beautiful sunset. Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro.</p>

Accommodation Name: Arena Leme

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Rio de Janeiro

<p>After a hearty <strong>breakfast</strong> at the hotel, set off on a day of discovery in Rio de Janeiro. Embark on a <strong>tour of Corcovado </strong>and <strong>Christ the Redeemer</strong>, a true symbol of the city. Head to the top of Corcovado Mountain, with spectacular views along the way. Visit Christ the Redeemer, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and soak up the panoramic views. It's the perfect photo opportunity! Afterwards, explore the <strong>Sambodromo</strong>, home of the Rio Carnival, the <strong>Selaron Steps</strong> and see the exterior of the famous<strong> Maracana Stadium</strong>. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the vibrant atmosphere of the city. Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro.</p>

Accommodation Name: Arena Leme

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Rio de Janeiro

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, or alternatively, we recommend an optional excursion to Sugar Loaf Mountain, an emblem of the city.* Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro.</p> <p><strong>* Optional Excursion to Sugar Loaf Mountain: </strong>Head for the neighbourhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: Sugar Loaf Mountain. Travel to the top on a cable car and enjoy the spectacular views of Rio-Niter&oacute;i Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. Look down on Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and several beaches of Niter&oacute;i and be amazed at the sheer beauty and diversity of the Rio skyline. </p>

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Rio de Janeiro - Night on board

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. It's time to bid farewell to South America, filled with amazing memories of the places you've seen and the warm hospitality and culture of the locals. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.</p>

Meals: Breakfast

Location: UK/Ireland

<p>Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.</p>

Included
  • -International flights: UK/Ireland - Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro - UK/Ireland.
  • -Departure from the main UK/Ireland airports.
  • -Transfers in vehicles with air conditioning.
  • -13 nights hotel accommodation in Deluxe category hotels.
  • -Internal and international flights: Buenos Aires - Puerto Madryn, Puerto Madryn - Iguazú, Iguazú - Rio de Janeiro. *
  • -Visits as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
  • -ATOL Protection.
  • -All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • -13 nights hotel accommodation in Superior category hotels.
  • Meals
    -13 breakfasts and 1 lunch.

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