Combine two of South America’s most vibrant cities on a two-week tour that bookends city breaks with time spent exploring Northern Argentina and a visit to the Iguazu Falls.
Feast in Buenos Aires
Soak up the culture, nightlife and gastronomy in Argentina’s capital, served by a direct flight from Gatwick with Norwegian and Heathrow with British Airways
Hit the north
Fly northwest to Salta with Aerolineas Argentinas or LATAM. Explore the Calchaquí Valleys and journey into the uninhabited Puna. Another excellent option is riding the Tren a las Nubes (Train to the Clouds), a 15-hour round-trip high into the Andes.
Fall for the falls
From Salta, fly north to the dramatic Iguazu Falls with Aerolineas Argentinas, straddling the border with Brazil. The Brazilian side is more developed, home to the luxurious Belmond Hotel das Cataratas. The Argentinian side can lay claim to a larger area of the falls and longer walkways, while new offerings, such as Awasi Iguazú, are boosting luxury credentials. When you’re done, fly direct to Rio de Janeiro on LATAM, Avianca Brazil or Gol.
Revel in Rio
There are plenty of ways to savour Rio’s charm. Tick off popular tourist activities, from tours of the city’s favelas to the timeless cable-car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain. Or simply drink it all in while enjoying its famous beaches.
how to do it
Chimu Adventures offers a 9-day tour from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro, from £1,160pp B&B including internal flights.