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Activities & Transport
- City Tour
- Meet the Locals
- Private Bus
Main travel focus
Three Cities, Three Countries: Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil
- Witness a tango show in Buenos Aires
- Visit an Argentinian ranch and meet the gauchos
- Visit the historic city of Colonia in Uruguay
- Explore Corcovado Hill and see the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio
Three countries, three cities: Buenos Aires in Argentina, Montevideo in Uruguay, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. By the end of this trip, you will have gotten to know these magnificent South American destinations intimately, getting a unique perspective on their history, culture, and way of life. Plus, enjoy unforgettable adventures like a day on the ranch with the Gauchos, day trips to beautiful Punta del Esta, and an encounter with the famous Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio. Which will be your favorite city?
- Transfers between airports and hotels
- 12 nights with breakfast in standard hotels
- Dinner Tango Show
- Buenos Aires City Tour
- Tigre and Delta
- Gaucho Tour
- Montevideo City Tour
- Colonia del Sacramento
- Punta del Este and Piriapolis
- Cristo Redentor and Pan de Azucar Excursion
- Olimpic Boulevard and Museum of Tomorrow Excursion
- International and Domestics Flights
- Travel Insurence
- Meals unless specified
- Entry tickets to National Parks ( due to national regulation, you must pay the entrance fees at the ticket office in the Park)
- Local Taxes
Example Trip to customize
Welcome to Buenos Aires! Start Your Tour with a Tango Show
Welcome to Argentina! You'll be picked up from Ezeiza Airport and transferred to your hotel. Rest up from your flight and get ready to enjoy a combined dinner and Tango show in the evening.
The corner of San Juan and Boedo is a traditional site for Tango in the city. In the 1940s, this was the center of the golden age of Tango. The area was robust with orchestras, singers, and composers, who gave the genre a wealth of styles that still endure today. After a three-course meal you'll watch a 1.5-hour show that reflects that decade through the compositions of Homero Manzi,and tributes to Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla. The cast is composed of 15 artists on stage: four pairs of dancers, two singers, and a quintet.
Take a City Tour to Discover Buenos Aires
Make the most of your visit to this beautiful city with a guided tour that will reveal its passions, history, and culture.
Your tour starts with a trip down one of the main streets, Avenida 9 de Julio. Here you will see the Teatro Colon and the Obelisco, a monument which holds important symbolic value for the city. Then stop at the striking Plaza de Mayo, the city’s historical, political and cultural epicenter.
You'll also explore San Telmo old town and the stunning Parque Lezama. Your next stop is in La Boca, a vibrant barrio which is home to the Boca Juniors football stadium and the heart of the Pasión Argentina: football! Visit Caminito, Puerto Madero, and the most exclusive and greenest part of the city: Palermo.
See the chic neighborhood of La Recoleta and then end your tour in downtown Buenos Aires.
Now that you've gotten to know the city, the rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure.
Visit the Beautiful Cathedal in San Isidro and Enjoy a Delta Boat Trip
You'll be picked up from your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus and then travel along the Avenida Costanera, parallel to the Río de la Plata. Take in the excellent views of the river.
Your first stop will be in the city of San Isidro. Here, your guides will take you on a walk to the beautiful Catedral de San Isidro, past the amazing residences of former aristocratic porteña families. Then, hop back on the bus and continue on to Tigre.
There, you'll take a relaxing 40 minutes catamaran ride around the delta where you can see little islands that formed as the rivers and streams ran around each other. You’ll also notice a real difference in the lifestyle here, observing boats, rafts, river taxis, and even shops that have been adapted for life on the water. You'll pass houses on stilts and the house-turned-museum of the former president, Sarmiento.
Afterward, head back to Buenos Aires.
Spend the Day on a Ranch with the Gauchos
Today you'll get an insight into life on the ranch. Head out of the city towards Los Cardales and enjoy striking views as you make your way to Santa Susana Ranch. Upon arrival, you’ll be welcomed with some traditional meat empanadas, Argentinian wine, and soft drinks.
You'll see Santa Susana's old-fashioned museum and beautiful church. Then you can ride in a horse-drawn carriage and explore the fields around the ranch.
Santa Susana cooks up a delicious 3-course meal for lunch (included in the price of the tour). While enjoying your traditional Argentinian fare, watch the Gauchos perform throwing tricks.
After lunch, you'll be treated to a Gaucho show that includes racing in a traditional sortija fashion, expertly herding the animals, and finally a cuadreras race.
End with a traditional Mate tea and pastries.
Fly to Uruguay
It's time to fly to Uruguay! You'll be picked up from your hotel in Buenos Aires and transferred to Aeroparque Airport.
On arrival in Montevideo, Uruguay, you'll be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you wish.
See Montevideo and Take a Customized City Tour
On a three-hour tour, you will see the Montevideo's most important attractions and also visit some of the most characteristic places in town, to get a sense of the Uruguayan lifestyle and culture.
You'll walk around the Old City and enjoy the European-style architecture, visit the Gaucho Museum, see the colorful street markets (depending on the day, street markets are available to visit during Saturdays and Sundays.)
You'll also enjoy a visit to the traditional Port Market, where you might see some Candombe dance performances.
Other stops include a visit to the residential neighborhood of Carrasco, Punta Gorda, and Pocitos, as well as the lovely “Rambla," which runs along the city's coastline.
This is your trip — what do you want to visit? Our local expert will help customize your experience and adjust the tour so you can see what you want to see.
Day Trip to Historic Colonia
Early in the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in downtown Montevideo and start the journey of 177 km to Colonia.
Before arriving at Colonia, you will stop to visit the unique city of Nueva Helvecia, also called Colonia Suiza (Swiss Colony).
Later, you will arrive in Colonia del Sacramento, located on the north bank of the Rio de la Plata. You'll visit its historical districts, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Once a Portuguese settlement, the city is characterized by defensive walls and bastions.
You will also visit the Rambla Costanera, the Real de San Carlos with its old bullfighting arena, the Church of San Benito, and the residential neighborhoods of the city.
After an unforgettable day, head back to your hotel in Montevideo.
Day Trip to Punta del Este
First, you'll head through the Rambla of Montevideo, to take the road which leads to Piriapolis, 100 km from the capital. In this picturesque resort, you will pass the iconic Hotel Argenno, and climb to the top of the Cerro de San Antonio. Here, in addition to the chapel dedicated to San Antonio, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the bay that reaches all the way up the coast to Punta del Este.
After a 30-minute drive, you'll reach Punta del Este. Here, you'll enjoy a tour of the historic district and the marina. You might even see sea lions accompanying the fishermen! Stop at the Plaza Bretaña, where you'll see the point of separation between the Río de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean.
As well as other sights, you'll visit the most expensive residential area, known as Beverly Hills, where you can spot expensive mansions with different architectural styles and beautiful gardens.
Journey to Brazil
It's time for the third country of your trip! You'll be transferred from your hotel to the airport, where you'll catch your flight to Rio de Janeiro. Once there, you'll be taken to your hotel where you can enjoy the rest of the day as you wish.
Experience the Christ the Redeemer Statue Up-close
A must-see on any visit to Rio, today you'll visit Corcovado Hill and the Christ the Redeemer statue. One of the most visited places in the city, Corcovado Hill is located inside the National Park of Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world.
From the summit of the hill, you can see the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, the northern reaches of the city, and several beaches. After admiring this fantastic view, you will drive to the legendary Maracanã Stadium.
You will also stop at the famous Carnival avenue, Sambodromo, with access to the Samba Museum. Enjoy lunch at a traditional BBQ restaurant and then visit Sugar Loaf Mountain, located at 395-meters above sea level, in the middle of the Guanabara Bay. You'll be taking a glass cable-car up to the mountain summit!
Finish the tour with a trip to Rio's historic city center.
Discover the Olympic Boulevard and Museum of Tomorrow
Discover the many hidden gems of central Rio with your tour guide. Start at Cais de Valongo (the newest UNESCO World Heritage site) and learn more about African influence in Brazil.
Then see the Kobra Mural, one of the largest graphite murals in the world, produced by the Brazilian artist, Eduardo Kobra.
Later, you will walk along Olympic Boulevard to visit the Museum of Tomorrow, a modern technological museum dedicated to the analysis and discussion of building for the future of the planet and humanity.
After exploring the future, travel back to the past at the São Bento Monastery, which dates from the Baroque period.
Your last stop will be at Confeitaria Colombo, a permanent member of the "must-visit cafes" around the world. Enjoy its opulent Art Nouveau decor and savor the memories of your trip so far!
Free Day for Optional Activities
How would you like to spend this day in Rio? Speak to our local expert to book some extra activities, or simply relax at your hotel, visit one of the nearby beaches, or wander the lively streets and enjoy this dynamic city!