Overview & Highlights
Here the accent is on the vast wilderness territories of the Brazilian Pantanal wetlands and Amazonia. Also included are the immense Iguazú Falls, which straddle the two countries, and the captivating cities of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro.
- Guided tour of Buenos Aires
- Guided visit to the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls
- Guided activities at Pantanal lodge
- Guided activities at Amazon jungle lodge
- Guided excursion to Corcovado mountain and Santa Teresa
This holiday concentrates on the twin wildernesses of Brazil, the Pantanal wetlands and the Amazon basin, but gives you time at the end in the lively city of Rio de Janeiro. Brazil has an incredible diversity of landscapes and flora and fauna, from tropical rainforests to vast wetlands, and one of the world's most impressive waterfalls. Here, we take you to all of them.
However, the holiday begins in Argentina: Buenos Aires, the soi-disant Paris of Latin America, before continuing north to the Iguazú Falls, the immense, roaring cataracts which straddle the frontier of the two countries.
The vast Pantanal wetlands are a paradise for nature lovers, especially for wildlife observation. Unlike the areas of high jungle, the Pantanal is an open area of swampy grasslands, leaving some of the highest concentration of fauna in the continent exposed to view. Stay at one of our favourite eco lodges: there are plenty of excursions by boat, trail and on horse-back.
For many the seemingly impenetrable wilderness of the Amazon, sprawling across half of South America's vast territory, conjures an unrivalled sense of adventure which taps into some of their very earliest images of the exotic. Here you can make childhood dreams a reality, with a stay of several days at a jungle lodge not far from the city of Manaus but surrounded by the wilds of the rainforest.
Arrive in Buenos Aires. Transfer to hotel in the chic Recoleta district.
City tour in Buenos Aires.
At leisure in the Argentine capital.
Fly to Puerto Iguazú; transfer to Brazil via the Argentinian side of the Iguazú Falls
Guided tour of the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls.
Fly to Cuiabá in the Brazilian Pantanal wetlands. Transfer to lodge. Activities from the lodge.
Fly to Manaus in Amazonia. Transfer to city centre hotel.
Transfer to your jungle lodge, Amazon Village.
Activities from the lodge.
Fly to Rio de Janeiro. Transfer to hotel in Copacabana.
Excursion to Corcovado mountain and Tijuca forest.
At leisure in Rio; optional excursions.
Transfer to airport.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
The holiday was really terrific - one to be remembered for ever. It really met all our hopes, and offered even more than anticipated - in particular, with all the wildlife that we saw. (And much better weather than expected!) Many thanks to JLA, our 3 lovely fellow travellers, and to tour leader in particular.NB, Keswick
Tailor made holiday
Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Consultant
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 an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.
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