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Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro, 12 Days with A&K


Highlights
  • Learn about the life, loves and labour of Argentina’s first lady, Evita.
  • Experience gaucho life at a typical estancia.
  • Step backstage into the vibrant, energetic world of Rio’s Carnival.
  • Get caught in the seductive embrace of Argentina’s most sensuous dance, tango.
  • Discover Brazil’s best-kept secret for lovers of contemporary art

Move to the hypnotic rhythm of Argentina and Brazil on this journey between two of the region’s most cosmopolitan metropolises. Tangle yourself in cities overflowing with history, culture and a love of the good life. And discover a whole world of contrasts in between, from laidback estancias in the Pampas to the natural spectacle of Iguazú Falls and the art mecca of Inhotim.

This is an Abercrombie & Kent private journey and can be tailor-made to fit with your travel dates and built around your desires.

 


Buenos Aires to Rio, 12 Days with Abercrombie & Kent Tour Map

Day One

Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Step into a world of passion in Buenos Aires, the Paris of the South. Immerse yourself in the city’s many sides, from gritty La Boca and the dilapidated charm of San Telmo to the high-class hustle of Recoleta and leafy streets of Belgrano. Wander through the urban catwalk of Palermo with your personal guide. Stroll the cobbled streets filled with porteños clad in beautiful attire from chic boutiques, sipping coffee at the pavement cafes. Head to Bosques de Palermo to admire the Japanese and rose gardens, race track and polo grounds.
Accommodation: Legado Mitico Buenos Aires (Classic)  

 

Day Two

Design Your Day Buenos Aires.

This morning, walk in the footsteps of the First Lady of Argentina, Eva Peron. On your private tour, uncover the myths and legends of this fascinating Argentinian who helped women get the vote, founded hospitals and orphanages and helped secure labour benefits for the working class. Learn about her life and work at the Evita Museum. Take in the famous balcony, the Labour Ministry, Avenida de Mayo, Our Lady of Pilar Church and finally, the vast Recoleta Cemetery — the so-called City of Angels where Eva rests. The afternoon is yours to design – choose from a bike tour of the city highlights, a tour of the vibrant urban street art culture, or a wine tasting in elegant Palermo. This evening, get caught in the seductive embrace of Argentina’s most sensuous dance. From the moment you enter the see-and-be-seen Faena Hotel, you’ll realise that Rojo Tango is not your average dinner and show. A live band and sensuous dancers will leave you breathless, while the Faena’s gastronomic offering teams aromas and textures with Argentina’s finest wines.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Legado Mitico Buenos Aires (Classic)  

 

Day Three

Buenos Aires – San Miguel del Monte.

This morning, enter the dazzling opulence of the Teatro Colon. Discover a seven-storey labyrinth of stages, chandelier-lit hallways, dressing rooms, workshops and rehearsal rooms on your behind-the-scenes tour of a building that was ranked the third best opera house in the world by National Geographic. Later, drive to the wilds of the Pampas to experience the true Argentina at a typical estancia. Saddle up for a ride, laze in the outdoor pool, help the gauchos with some light farm work or simply soak up the great green canvas around you.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Candelaria del Monte (Suite Z)

 

Day Four

The Pampas.

Immerse yourself in estancia life this morning. Explore the property on a horse ride, by carriage or by bike. Challenge locals to a game of bocce, Argentine style. Or simply relax on the porch, watching local life unfold around you. Later, head into the village to visit the local silversmith workshop, a tradition from the times when the gauchos carried their wealth on their belts in silver coins.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Candelaria del Monte (Suite Z)

 

Day Five

The Pampas – Iguazú Falls.

Transfer to the airport for your flight* to Puerto Iguazú. Here in this quiet town on the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, discover why the mighty Iguazú Falls are one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Melia Iguazú (Premier Falls View)

 

Day Six

Iguazú Falls.

Explore the Argentinian side of the falls, surrounded by lush tropical forest that’s home to more than 2,000 species of flora and over 500 bird species. Wander along the network of pathways and gaze at the endless sheath of water – some 275 thundering cascades across three kilometres. Venture by train for a close-up tour of Devil’s Gorge, the most dramatic drop, before embarking on a jeep ride through riverside jungle following the Yacaratiá trail to Port Macuco. Here, a motorboat awaits to take you up the Lower Iguazú River, through rapids into the roaring Garganta del Diablo canyon in the heart of the falls. Later, your dinner at The Argentine Experience promises more than exquisitely cooked steak paired with free-flowing malbec. Try your hand at making empanadas and dulce de leche filled alfajor biscuits while feasting on a lavish meal.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Melia Iguazú (Premier Falls View)

 

Day Seven

Iguazú Falls – Ouro Preto, Brazil.

No visit to the Iguazú Falls is complete without experiencing them from the Brazilian perspective, as your morning tour will prove. Then, transfer to Foz do Iguaçu for your onward flight* to Belo Horizonte and the journey to Ouro Preto, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Once the richest city in the New World, Ouro Preto, which translates to “Black Gold”, is today a masterpiece of colonial Brazilian architecture and art. Your dinner reservation is at Benê da Fluta, where stories of the city’s heroes, writers and artists abound.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Solar do Rosario (Ouro Apartment)

 

Day Eight

Ouro Preto.

Step back in time in this perfectly preserved 18th century town and imagine the glory of a richer, more splendid past. Everywhere you go you find yourself surrounded by astonishing beauty: the city theatre – the oldest in Brazil, magnificent colonial palaces with ornate balconies and pretty porches, mansions with colourful little shutters, baroque fountains, and enchanting little boutiques. Continue your tour to the “Enchanted City” of Mariana. Navigate the picturesque streets dotted with artist studios, intricately decorated churches and colonial gems .
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Solar do Rosario (Ouro Apartment)

 

Day Nine

Ouro Preto.

Lose yourself in the art wonderland of Inhotim, arguably the finest outdoor contemporary art centre in the world. Nestled in the remote southeastern town of Brumadinho, Inhotim promises a full-sensory unparalleled aesthetic experience. Spend the day exploring the sprawling 5,000 acres of lush botanical gardens, designed by Brazilian landscape artist Roberto Burle Marx, which house some 500 works by 100 artists from 30 countries.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Solar do Rosario (Ouro Apartment)

 

Day Ten

Ouro Preto – Rio de Janeiro.

Travel to Belo Horizonte airport and fly* to Rio de Janeiro, where incredible contrasts of colour, lifestyles and dazzling scenery await. Drop your bags at your Copacabana beachside hotel before taking the cable car to the summit of Sugar Loaf for the best sunset in the city. Enjoy sundowners and watch in awe as the city lights twinkle through the sea mist.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Emiliano (Ocean Deluxe)

 

Day Eleven

Rio de Janeiro.

Step backstage to discover more about Rio’s famous Carnival. Move to the hypnotic rhythm of samba at Grande Rio’s samba school. Create your own beats in a percussion workshop. Learn about the roots of samba and the carnival. See the making of the elaborate costumes and imaginative floats, ranging from giant peacocks and pineapples to Venetian pianos and Egyptian pharaohs. Later, head to bohemian Santa Teresa neighbourhood on Morro do Desterro (Exile Hill) for a taste of Old Rio. Take to the hills in a charming street car, seek out art studios and bars, and stop at the “Little Castle”.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Emiliano (Ocean Deluxe)

 

Day Twelve

Depart Rio de Janeiro.

Witness one of the seven wonders of the modern world, Corcovado’s Christ the Redeemer. Gaze skywards at the sandstone figure towering 38 metres high, with arms pointing north and south, and bask in the views of the city before you. Capture this lasting image of Rio before your transfer to the airport for your outbound flight.
Meals Included: Breakfast

*Flight is not included.


Twin Share Per Person: From:$13,225
Solo Traveller: From: $21,995

This is an Abercrombie & Kent private journey and can be tailor-made to fit with your travel dates and built around your desires.

 

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