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Luxury Rio, Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires and the pampas

11 days from £6,400pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Brazil / Iguazu Falls / Argentina

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Overview & Highlights

A mix of urban elegance and magnificent natural landscapes: includes first class accommodation in Brazil and Argentina’s top two cities, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires; Iguazú Falls, and a top-of-the-range estancia in cattle country.  

This luxurious taste of Brazil and Argentina starts in Rio, where you stay at the Belmond Copacabana Palace, which faces the blue green rollers of the Atlantic Ocean breaking onto Copacabana beach - the heart of Rio's beach life. At Iguazú Falls, you will step out of your room at Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas to the roar of water crashing over granite cliffs fringed by tropical rainforest.  

Move on to Buenos Aires, a city oozing culture and nostalgia. To suit this mood you stay at one of the continent’s finest traditional properties, the classic Alvear Palace, which numbers presidents, royalty and celebrities among its guests.  Having explored a few of the attractions and savoured cutting edge cuisine at top restaurants and perused classy boutiques you head off back into the countryside. Unwind for a few days at an elegant estancia in the cattle plains of the pampas.

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  • "Dancing at Cafe Taberna in Havana; going to the ballet in Havana on our last night. Both occasions unforgettable. But there were other highlights such as swimming in the Banos…

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  • We enjoyed the entire holiday and it's hard to pick out a highlight. Watching a dozen scarlet macaws fly over the Copan ruins was a sight we will never forget.

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  • Jam packed itinerary with so many great places and sights in such a short time! Iguacu Falls, Rio, La Paz, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu- it really had it all.…

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Our Expert's Opinion

In my opinion, it is the unique experiences and properties that make this holiday truly luxurious. Imagine staying at the first-class Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas, where you can hear the crashing waters of the Iguazú Falls from your room, or rubbing shoulders with royalty at the Alvear Palace in Buenos Aires. These are just a few of the exclusive moments that await you on this trip. For an even more special experience, why not finish it all off with a carriage ride through the surrounding pampas at your Argentine estancia?

Paul Winrow Giffin
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.

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