Argentina and Brazil tour, tailor made
Single rates are available on request, as well as upgrades.
Flights are not included in the price, but can also be arranged upon request.
Description of Argentina and Brazil tour, tailor made
Buenos Aires and Rio de Janiero are two of the most exciting cities in the world, and on this tailor made Argentina and Brazil tour you’ll be able to visit them both, as well as taking in the natural wonder of Iguazu Falls.
The tour kicks off in Buenos Aires, where there’s time to wander and soak up the atmosphere as well as take a guided tour of the city’s historical and political highlights. Next it’s off to Iguazu National Park, where you’ll have an afternoon to relax and adjust to the tropical climate before a tour of the Argentine side of the falls, including a boat trip and an ecological train ride. The next day will take you across the border to admire the rushing waters from the Brazilian side.
Rio de Janiero is next on the agenda. There will be time to explore the city under your own steam as well as take an organised tour to both Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain, which is crowned by the famous Christ the Redeemer statue.
1 Reviews of Argentina and Brazil tour, tailor made
Reviewed on 26 Nov 2019 by Mariam Conway
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Visiting Iguazú falls - it’s stunningly beautiful.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
It’s well worth visiting both sides of the falls to see it’s whole magnificence.
We added Paraty and Ilha Grande in
Brazil to the itinerary, which were great (although note that it’s a 4.5hr drive from Rio to Paraty).
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes. It was great to use a local company as that benefits the local economy. The places we visited in both Argentina and Brazil seemed keen to reduce
environmental impacts eg on the jungle and its inhabitants. It was great to see that the jungle lodge in Iguazú took up only as much space as necessary - it was like it was moulded into the jungle.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Brilliant holiday visiting beautiful and iconic places. Although there was some travelling involved it was very well organised. The trip was a fantastic way to see key Argentinian and Brazilian sights in a relatively short timescale and I’d recommend it to anyone.
PlanetAs a locally owned Argentine business, we strive to operate all of our tours in a responsible manner. We work with local tour operators, tour guides and properties to ensure that they understand the importance of protecting the environment as it is a finite resource that, if managed properly, can provide economic benefit to the local community.
We follow all local environmental laws and legislation, and work with local partners that minimally impact the natural surroundings to ensure that we protect the national parks and destinations that we visit for future generations.
National Park entrance fees are paid directly to the national parks by the clients to ensure that they directly support the parks´ maintenance and preservation.
During our trekking tours with overnight camping in a national park, local or wilderness site, we aim to minimize waste by using products with minimum packaging, leaving no litter behind, keeping all water sources clean and leave the camp sites cleaner than we found them. At the core of this effort is the desire to leave no trace behind and to minimize our impact on the beautiful lands that we visit.
We are working to keep our operations green and are utilizing web/e-communication to reduce paper consumption. We have taken the decision to no longer produce 75 page printed brochures and focus on web/e-communications. We utilize low energy lightbulbs in our offices, recycle paper/glass and try to minimize our water consumption. We also reduce our plastic bottle waste by providing refillable large water coolers. Additionally, we are constantly assessing our operations to see how we may partner with and support local communities, NGOs, wilderness areas, regional and national parks that we visit.
We are also looking into how we might implement a voluntary carbon-offset program for our clients.
PeopleAs an Argentine owned travel business, we understand the importance of supporting our local partners during both the good times and the bad times. By partnering with locally owned hotels, activity providers, guides, restaurants and properties over the years, we not only ensure a high level of quality and that our clients' needs are satisfied, but we also develop long term relationships with local business owners and help them plan and prepare for the busy and slow times of the year. And this also helps our clients to better experience the local culture.
We hire local guides and pay them a solid wage (which is generally higher than the local average). We also train our guides and cover the associated costs with the training program.
We prefer small, family run operations to ensure that we help sustain the community economy, and actively seek them out rather than using international chains.
We donate each month to the Argentine not-for-profit organization, “Por los Chicos” and our support benefits poor and vulnerable street children in Argentina.
In addition, we also share our ethos of cultural and environmental respect with our local partners. Be it a small hotel, mountain lodge, kayak or hiking guide/outfitter, we ensure that they work their best to incorporate environmental and culturally sensitive best practice in their operations, so as to benefit the diverse communities in which we operate.
On this trip in particular, we work closely with the Iguazu community and in our pre-departure materials (and on tour) we recommend local cafes, restaurants and shops to ensure that our clients support the local businesses. In addition, we hire local Argentine guides from Iguazzu to ensure that our clients will have the best local leaders available.