Overview & Highlights
Discover two of South America’s most iconic cities on this luxurious escorted group tour, from the sparkling bays of Rio de Janeiro to the graceful boulevards of Buenos Aires. In between you’ll marvel at the colossal Iguazú Falls, one of the world’s most extraordinary natural wonders.
- Rio de Janeiro: city tour including Sugarloaf and Corcovado mountain
- Iguazú Falls: Brazilian and Argentinian sides
- Buenos Aires: city tour
This trip combines the thunderous Iguazú Falls with two of the continent’s most vibrant and exciting cities, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. You’ll travel in utter comfort, enjoying the best local accommodation and private transport.
Begin your journey in Rio, a romantic and chaotic masterpiece of a city squeezed between the ocean surf and precipitous tropical forests. Spend a few days exploring its most iconic sites, catching a cable-car up Sugar Loaf Mountain and enjoying stupendous panoramic views from the summit of Corcovado Mountain, home to Rio’s 40m Christ the Redeemer statue. Next you’ll head to the roaring Iguazú Falls on the Brazilian-Argentine border, where 275 waterfalls crash through subtropical jungle alive with colourful birds and butterflies. Round off your trip in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, strolling through its grand boulevards and literary cafés.
UK clients depart on direct flight arriving Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the same day
Overnight overlooking Copacabana beach.
City tour guided and excursion to Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Visit to Corcovado Mountain.
Fly to Iguaçú, cross into Argentina. Visit the Brazilian side of the Iguaçú Falls.
Excursion to the Argentine side of the falls.
Fly to Buenos Aires.
Further explore the Argentine capital or nearby Uruguay.
Depart for international flight or extension.
UK clients arrive home the following day.
Things to do
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If there's somewhere you particularly want to go that isn't included in this tour, we can add on an extension to take you there.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
A really fantastic holiday. The organisation , accommodation, excursions, fellow group members and our superb tour leader all contributed to a wonderful experience.DB, Bedford
It is difficult to identify a highlight as the whole trip was so varied and memorable. However, the yurt and the landscapes in Torres del Paine and Iguazu were spectacular.VP, Haywards Heath
This great holiday was definitely made greater by the tour leader. Of course a small group travel made it possible to view more places.RR, Bolton
A well organised trip with mainly very knowledgeable guides. We would definitely book a group tour again as it took away a lot of hassle.JW, St Albans
Stunning landscape / scenery in Patagonia together with Iguazu Falls were the highlights.DM, Sale
The tour leader could not have been more courteous, he did more than was expected of him and found us some very good restaurants. Our most memorable moments were staying in the yurt in the Patagonia, eating at local restaurants recommended by the tour leader and travelling from Bariloche across the lakes. We loved this trip and it was organised very well.MG, Marlow
This was such a good trip, with varying sights and weather, from the tropics to perishing Patagonia!AW, Orpington
There are so many memorable parts of the trip it would be difficult to pick out one. Our overriding memories will be the totality of what we saw of South America - heat of the cities, colour, rhythm, vastness, scenery - lakes, mountains, glaciers and the meadows and condors of Chile and the albatross in the Beagle Channel.AP, Bridgwater
We were extremely satisfied with our Sandpiper Journey which provided us with a broad view of the Countries visited and the cultures, history, wild life etc. All in all, a great experience and a wonderful holiday.PH, Farnham
BM, Milton Keynes
Overall an excellent trip with many wonderful memories, lived up to all expectations.
Most memorable experience? - It was the feeling that it had been planned by people at JLA who love the continent and want their customers to enjoy it too. There was great selection, variation and pacing. Above all, the quality of the experience was exceptional - from our consultant right from the outset through to tour leader and a host of local guides, drivers and hotels. A 101 organisational arrangements went like clockwork and the highest levels of professionalism and quality were always evident. So THANK YOU, JLA for our best holiday anywhere, anytime - WE WILL BE BACK !!!RH, Havant
Lived up to my expectations of seeing 3 countries in one holiday.PM, Arundel
A well planned trip covering all the highlights we wanted to see.
A great trip, thoroughly enjoyed by a good group (of 8) that gelled well. We saw so much, did so much and and our expectations were well exceeded.GP, Woking
This great tour takes in three of the most iconic places in South America, not only do you get to explore the bustling cities of Rio and Buenos Aires you also visit the spectacular Iguazú Falls, one of the most awe-inspiring waterfalls anywhere in the world.
Jamie Swan - Product & Marketing
Jamie backpacked across Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil before joining us; he has a degree in politics and is also a keen sportsman..
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Real Latin America Experts
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
Evie Oswald - Travel Expert
It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.