Group - Classic

Toucanet: Cities and Cascades

9 days from £2,276pp

Brazil / Iguazu Falls / Argentina

Ipanema Rio De Janeiro

Essentials

About Our Group Tours

To find out more about how our group tours including group sizes, solo travellers and why to choose us. Please click here.

Tour Leader

On this tour, you’ll be accompanied from start to finish by one of our exceptional Journey Latin America tour leaders. From the moment you land in Latin America until the day the tour ends they will deal with all the practicalities, expertly adapting to the circumstances and individual needs of the group. Rather than different guides in different cities, your leader will get to know the group and keep you informed and entertained as you go.

Transport

2 flights (2.5 and 1.5 hours each); All road transport is done in private vehicles for the group.

Summary Of Nights

9 days, 8 nights: Rio de Janeiro 3; Iguazú 2; Buenos Aires 3.

Accommodation

On this tour we use mid-range and first class properties.

Examples of hotels used on this tour include:

  • Rio de Janeiro: Hotel Windsor Miramar
  • Iguazú National Park: Loi Suites
  • Buenos Aires: Recoleta Grand

On very rare occasions these hotels can change, however, please speak to one of our consultants who can provide full details for each departure if you have any doubts. Address and contact details will be sent out with your final documents.

Meals

Breakfast daily.

Optional Excursions

There is a range of optional excursions which are booked locally through your tour leader once you are in Latin America. Not all excursions available will suit everybody, whilst others only operate within certain seasons, with minimum numbers or may not be included due to time constraints. A budget of around $250 USD should cover participation in most of the following options, but prices can fluctuate depending on the size of the party and so cannot be provided accurately until travel commences. The list below is only a guideline, so please enquire with your tour leader for any further areas of interest:

  • Iguazú Falls: helicopter ride over the falls
  • Buenos Aires: by boat across the River Plate to Uruguay
  • Buenos Aires: by train  to the delta town Tigre
  • Buenos Aires: tango show

Travelling Alone

There is no extra cost for single travellers who are willing to share a room. You will be accommodated with another same-sex member of the group who is also travelling solo. For single travellers who wish to have their own room there are a limited number of single rooms available, which carry a surcharge.

Finance

The unit of currency in Argentina is the peso argentino and in Brazil the real.

Prices do vary within each country and high-end restaurants tend to be similarly priced to a UK equivalent. Hotel restaurants are also usually more expensive. As a rough guide at the time of writing, in Rio de Janeiro or Buenos Aires.

  • The cost of a 2 course lunch/dinner at a mid-range restaurant = US$25.00/$35.00
  • The cost of a small (0.33l) bottle of national beer in a mid-range restaurant = US$4.00
  • The cost of a glass of “house wine” (Chilean or Argentine) = US$4.00/$6.00

A full guide on how best to take your money for this tour and tipping guidelines will be provided with your final travel documents or can be requested from your travel consultant at any time.

Climate

As a broad overview, Brazil and Argentina have the opposite seasons to the UK, meaning November to February tend to be the warmest summer months. The Iguazu Falls lie in a tropical region meaning they can be hot and humid all year round. A full comprehensive overview of the weather in all the regions you are visiting can be found by clicking here on Brazil or Argentina.

Our expert travel consultants can answer any questions you may have on climate and further details will be sent in your travel documents.

Clothing, Special Equipment and Luggage

A daypack is essential for carrying rainwear, snacks, books/tablet and a water bottle as are comfortable walking shoes. Bring warm weather clothing, a hat with a visor, sunglasses and sunblock. Binoculars are useful for bird and wildlife spotting.

Please take note that Aerolineas Argentinas (who will operate one of the internal flights) permit a maximum of 15kg hold luggage on all domestic flights. Excess luggage can be paid for locally for a small fee. Please get in touch with the office before departure if you have any doubts.

Vaccinations, Visas and Insurance

Preventative vaccinations are recommended against typhoid, polio, tetanus and hepatitis A. For specific requirements, however, you must consult your GP especially for up to date news on Yellow Fever and Malaria. You can also find helpful information at https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.

Holders of a full British passport do not require a visa, although passports should be valid for at least 6 months after the trip begins. Other nationalities should enquire with us or check with the consulates.

Travel insurance is essential. Details of our recommended policy can be found on the Travel insurance website.

Our full briefing dossier contains more information on vaccinations, visas and insurance and will be provided with your final travel documents or can be requested from your travel consultant at any time.

What's included in the price

  • Services of Journey Latin America tour leader
  • All land and domestic air transport
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Excursions as specified

Included Excursions

  • Rio de Janeiro: city tour including Sugarloaf and Corcovado mountain
  • Iguazú Falls: Brazilian and Argentinian sides
  • Buenos Aires: city tour

What's not included in the price

  • Tips and insurance
  • Meals other than specified
  • Optional excursions

What's included in the price

  • Services of Journey Latin America tour leader
  • All land and domestic air transport
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Excursions as specified

Included Excursions

  • Rio de Janeiro: city tour including Sugarloaf and Corcovado mountain
  • Iguazú Falls: Brazilian and Argentinian sides
  • Buenos Aires: city tour

What's not included in the price

  • Tips and insurance
  • Meals other than specified
  • Optional excursions

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Real Latin America Experts

  • Ben Line
    Ben Line - Travel Consultant

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Manager of the Tailor-made Department.

  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Consultant

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.

  • Carrie Gallagher
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Consultant

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.

  • Hannah Donaldson
    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.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Consultant

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant

    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 Sales team.

Meet the team