Overview & Highlights
This holiday offers a real mix of experiences in South America: discover Latin cities (Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro); the barefoot beaches on Ilha Grande and the tumultuous Iguazú Falls.
Discover South America's most prestigious cities with cultural highlights and world class restaurants, Iguazú Falls tumbling over a granite cliff shrouded in steaming rainforest and the quaint colonial port of Paraty with neat cobbled streets and whitewashed cottages. But in Brazil there has to be some beach-time and here we have chosen for you a real unspoilt hideaway, Ilha Grande, just a couple of hours from Rio but a world away with its timeless tranquillity.
- Walking tour of Retiro and Recoleta districts
- Tango show (with optional group tango lesson) and dinner included
- The Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls
- Cable car excursion to Sugar Loaf mountain
- Jeep tour of Corcovado mountain, Tijuca Forest and Santa Teresa
- Schooner boat cruise
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Arrive in Buenos Aires and your hotel between the centre and Recoleta district.
Walking tour of Retiro and Recoleta districts.
Daytime at leisure. Evening visit to a tango show with tango lesson and dinner.
Fly to Puerto Iguazú, transfer to hotel in the national park.
At leisure at Iguazú Falls.
Visit the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls. Fly to Rio de Janeiro.
Excursion by cable car to Sugar Loaf mountain.
Jeep tour of Corcovado mountain, the Tijuca forest and Santa Teresa.
Transfer to Paraty.
Schooner cruise in the bay.
Transfer to Ilha Grande.
At leisure on Ilha Grande.
Transfer to Rio.
Transfer to airport for your international flight home.
Things to do
We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.
Walking tour of Buenos Aires
Walking tour of Colonia
Take a tango lesson in Buenos Aires
See a tango show in Buenos Aires
Make your own empanadas in Buenos Aires
Mingle with the gauchos at Mataderos market
Visit Rio’s statue of Christ the Redeemer
Visit the Brazilian Side of Iguazu Falls
Visit the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls
Schooner cruise along the Costa Verde
Browse our unrivalled portfolio of accommodation . Every option has been carefully chosen by our team of travel experts, so you can rest assured that you’ll relax in utter comfort.
What our clients say
I can't think of anything to improve on the itinerary. As I had an extra five nights at the beginning and three nights at the end, I was able to do many extra things and visit many extra places, which I'm really glad I did.JC, Birmingham
So many memorable moments on this tour but watching the sunset and enjoying the independence day parades in Cartegena were particularly special and playing the traditional Colombian game of tejo was great fun.HP, Richmond
"This holiday far exceeded our expectations and was truly a once in a lifetime experience!"CD, Plymouth
I could not fault the restaurants recommended by Sally, our tour leader. The Central Market in Santiago, Restaurant Bota Salvavidas in Valparaiso, Broccolinos in Punta Arenas, La Tablita in El Calafate (Patagonian Lamb to die for!), La Casa de Mariscos in Ushsuaia for excellent crab and the eclectic Ramos Generales and in Buenos Aires, El Establo – an excellent parilla.RP, Buckinghamshire
I had a brilliant trip. The experiences were varied the people great company and the tour leader exceptional. What’s not to love!HL, Newcastle
Amazingly the trip was everything I had hoped it would be. Having wanted to go to Patagonia since I can remember, and having the opportunity arise fairly last minute, choosing JLA was a good decision! Great itinerary and good organisation left me to enjoy the experience!JA, Sutton
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Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.