Two flights (longest 2hrs); 2 scenic road journeys (longest 4hrs); 2 boat journeys (longest 1.5hrs).
We have chosen a variety of accommodation styles for your honeymoon, each with its own appeal: elegant, historic properties in Buenos Aires and Paratí, a typically Brazilian pousada on Ilha Grande and modern resort-orientated hotels with spectacular locations and good facilities at Iguazú Falls and Rio.
Breakfast daily, lunch day 10, dinner day 3.
We carefully select our local partners, some of whom we have worked with for over 25 years. Their English-speaking guides understand the expectations of our clients very well, and are consistently singled out for praise by the latter on their return.
- Walking tour of Retiro and Recoleta districts.
- Tango show (with optional group tango lesson) and dinner included.
- The Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls.
- Cable car excursion to Sugar Loaf mountain.
- Jeep tour of Corcovado mountain, Tijuca Forest and Santa Teresa.
- Schooner boat cruise.
Summary of nights
15 days, 14 nights: Buenos Aires 3; Iguazú 2; Rio 3; Paratí 2; Ilha Grande 3; Rio 1.
Included in the journey price
- Services of our team of experts in our London office.
- Services of Journey Latin America local representatives and guides.
- All land and air transport.
- Accommodation as specified.
- Meals as specified.
- Excursions as specified, including entrance fees.
Not included in the journey price
• International flights to Latin America.
• Tips and gratuities
• Meals other than specified.
• Airport taxes, when not included in the ticket
• Optional excursions.
There are a number of half, full-day or longer excursions or activities you may wish to consider in order to customise your holiday to cater for your interests. Please contact us to discuss these further or to add them to your itinerary before you depart. A selection of these include:
- Bicycle tours in Buenos Aires.
- Excursion to the delta town of Tigre, from Buenos Aires.
- Tour of Boca Juniors football stadium or attendance at a match.
- Helicopter ride over the Iguazú Falls.
- Samba show, Rio de Janeiro.
The unit of currency in Argentina is the Argentinean Peso; Brazil has the Brazilian Real (plural reais).
It is very difficult to give a guideline for essential expenses but a budget of around US$50 per day should cover the cost of meals not included in the holiday itinerary, drinks and the odd souvenir. Eat at the best restaurants and you will pay considerably more.
How to take it
Cash machines are available in all major cities and towns, and so taking a debit or credit card with a PIN number is the most convenient way of withdrawing money while on your trip, and in most shops and restaurants you can also pay by card. However, since cards can get lost, damaged, withheld or blocked, you should not rely exclusively on a card to access funds. We recommend that additionally you take a reasonable quantity of US dollars cash (no more than is covered by your insurance), which you can exchange into local currency, and possibly some travellers’ cheques, though these are gradually falling out of use (American Express are the most widely accepted). Dollar bills should be in good condition, soiled or torn bills may be refused. You can take sterling, but the exchange rate is not always competitive or even available, restricting the number of places where you can change money.
Tips are expected and local guides often rely on their tip as a significant proportion of their income.
Most service industry workers will expect a tip of some kind and so it is useful to have spare change for hotel porters, taxi drivers and the like. It is common to leave 10 - 12% in restaurants.
Travel insurance is essential.
Details of our recommended policy can be found on our Travel Insurance
If you have purchased your flights through Journey Latin America, the international departure tax is usually included in the ticket.
Given the spectacular size of both Argentina and Brazil, there is a fair bit of travelling on this holiday, but in short bursts, not long days. Be prepared for the heat and some early mornings ahead of the excursions.
If you have a disability or other special requirements, please do call us.
In Buenos Aires, October to November and March to April see temperatures between 15 and 25°C and a good deal of sunshine. January to February is hot, with temperatures over 30°C.
In tropical Rio and Iguazú, December to March are the hottest and most humid months, with temperatures sometimes reaching 40°C, and rain which falls in heavy showers. From June to September, temperatures are more moderate (18-23°C) and there is plenty of sunshine, but cold fronts can usher in periods of up to several days of cloud and drizzle.
In Paratí and Ilha Grande, the verdant mountains can attract rain at any time but sunny days are frequent. The best weather is Mar – May, a quiet season except over Easter.
Clothing and special equipment
In the southern hemisphere summer it will be hot in Buenos Aires so take loose-fitting light clothing for maximum comfort. An umbrella is a good idea in case of a tropical shower.
At the Iguazú Falls you can get very wet from the spray. Some travellers like to take dry clothes in a dry bag.
If you plan to go to good restaurants or out on evening entertainment trips, you might bring something a bit smarter as well (although formal attire will not be required).
Strong, comfortable footwear is essential and you should bring insect repellent, sun block and sun glasses. You should take swimwear for pools.
Please get in touch with the office before departure if you have any doubts. Good equipment is very important and hard to come by in South America.
Preventative vaccinations are recommended against the following; typhoid; polio; tetanus; hepatitis A. For specific requirements you must consult your GP.
As of 2018, visitors to Brazil travelling on our holidays should be protected with a vaccination against yellow fever, and carry the corresponding certificate. In April 2013, the World Health Organisation Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation concluded that a single primary dose of yellow fever vaccine is sufficient to confer sustained immunity and lifelong protection against yellow fever disease, and that a booster dose is not needed.
You can also find helpful information on the Masta Travel Health website.
Holders of a full British passport do not require a visa, although passports must be valid for at least 6 months after the trip begins. Anyone with a different nationality should enquire with us or check with the relevant consulate.
APIS and ESTA - important flight information:
ESTA - if flying to the US, or via the US you will need to fill in your application to ESTA online
This costs $14 per person. This must be done by you personally.
Passports must also be machine-readable (MRP). Avoid locking suitcases if transiting the USA, as their customs authorities retain the right to break into them.