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Brazil and Argentina including

Montevideo - Uruguay


Route:
  • London
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Iguacu Falls
  • Buenos Aires
  • Montevideo
  • London

3 NIGHTS from £769pp

Tour Highlights
  • Seafront Promenade
  • Engage in the history of Montevideo
  • City tours of Rio de Janeiro & Buenos Aires
  • Sugarloaf Mountain, including a cable car ride to the summit
  • Corcovado Mountain in Tijuca Forest to see Christ the Redeemer Statue
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site of Iguazu National Park and waterfalls
  • Visit the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires
  • The colourful neighbourhood of La Boca

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Tour + Extension from £2723pp

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Visit Montevideo - Uruguay

Lying across the Rio de La Plata, Montevideo is the capital city of Uruguay and one of the most under-visited capital cities in all of South America. Take a ferry across the river from Buenos Aires to spend three nights in this vibrant, chic and eclectic, beach-lined city with its rich culture and laid back way of life.

Tour Itinerary

1
UK to Rio de Janeiro

Depart London on your scheduled flight to Rio de Janeiro International Airport via Sao Paulo.

2
Rio de Janeiro

On arrival, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to settle in and relax.

3
Rio de Janeiro

Spend the morning on a half day tour of the city including a visit to Sugarloaf Mountain, a natural peak situated on a peninsula at the mouth of a bay, and one of Rio's most famous icons. Take a ride in a cable car to the 394 metre summit for breathtaking views over the surrounding beaches and bays including the well-known Copacabana Beach. Enjoy the rest of the day as free time to further explore this beautiful city and perhaps stop to try some 'acai', a local deliciously healthy fruit, at one of the city's thousands of juice bars found on every corner you turn.

  • Breakfast
4
Rio de Janeiro

This morning's tour takes you to Corcovado Mountain in Tijuca Forest, site of the magnificent Christ the Redeemer statue. Considered to be the largest art deco statue in the world, the impressive figure standing 30 metres tall and arms stretching 28 metres wide, is a symbol of Brazilian Christianity overlooking the city. The afternoon is at leisure, you may choose to take a stroll along Ipanema beach or explore the beautiful Botanical Gardens.

  • Breakfast
5
Rio de Janeiro to Iguazu

The morning is free before you take your flight to the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls. We suggest you take a trip to Santa Teresa, a bohemian neighbourhood where the Portuguese Royal Family used to reside in the eighteen hundreds. On arrival in Iguazu, you will be transferred to your hotel where you will spend the night.

  • Breakfast
6
Iguazu Argentinian Side

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, Iguazu National Park is home to incredible waterfalls with 275 jumps of water falling from an average height of 70 metres. On today's tour you will explore the routes of the Upper Circuit, Lower Circuit and Devil's Throat. The Lower Circuit is a trail of just under one mile and allows you to get closer to some of the smaller waterfalls. From the Upper Circuit you will be able to enjoy stunning panoramic views and the top of the majestic falls. The infamous Devil's Throat is where the largest volume of water descends from Iguazu and from the catwalk here you will really be able to feel the intensity of the almighty thunder.

  • Breakfast
7
Iguazu to Buenos Aires

This morning, cross back into Brazil to see this side of Iguazu National Park. Take in the amazing views of San Martin Island and three of the most impressive jumps of the falls before getting to a further viewpoint with a perfect view of the Devil's Throat just 150 metres away. In the afternoon you will transfer to the airport in order to catch your flight to Buenos Aires where you will be met and taken to your hotel.

  • Breakfast
8
Buenos Aires

Today's morning tour of the city starts in the historic Plaza de Mayo, the site of the 1810 revolution and now a hub of political life. From here you will see the Casa Rosada government palace and its famous balcony where Eva Peron used to address the people. Later you will reach the picturesque and colourful neighbourhood of La Boca with its famous street 'Caminito' whose architecture reflects the European influence of the late 19th century. After this, head to the modern Palermo neighbourhood with its elegant residences, finally reaching the district of Recoleta, the most sophisticated neighbourhood in Buenos Aires. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure; perhaps see a Tango show which your guide will be able to organise for you at an additional cost.

  • Breakfast
9
Buenos Aires

Enjoy a day at leisure to take in the city at your own pace. We recommend a visit to the Malba Museum to learn about Latin America arts or a drink at one of the vibrant bars in Plaza Serrano - ask for an 'alfajores', a soft delicate cookie filled with dulce de leche.

  • Breakfast
10
Buenos Aires to the UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK via Sao Paulo.

  • Breakfast
11
Buenos Aires to Montevideo

Transfer to the port for your ferry to Montevideo. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

  • Breakfast
12
Montevideo

This day is at leisure for you to explore the sights of Montevideo.

  • Breakfast
13
Montevideo to Buenos Aires

After breakfast depart Montevideo for your ferry back to Buenos Aires. On arrival into the Port in Buenos Aires transfer to your hotel for your last night.

  • Breakfast
14
Buenos Aires to the UK

Depart after breakfast for your return flight to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Important Information

Visas

UK passport holders are not currently required to obtain a visa prior to travel for either countries, this will be granted on arrival for stays of up to 90 days.

Insurance

You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Direct is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
Up to 17 days cover£39£75£129
For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Direct will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

All flights are operated by Iberia Airlines and go via Madrid in both directions. Each passenger is entitled to 23kg of hold luggage & hand luggage not exceeding 56cm x 45cm x 25cm in size. Flight times are for guidance only & subject to change.

Health and Vaccinations

We recommend that you consult your local GP for advice on vaccinations and travel health before your departure.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves full days of sightseeing, often on foot, and includes some climbing of stairs and getting on and off coaches. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

This is a fully escorted tour, meaning that you will be met on arrival and will be accompanied by a local guide throughout the tour, ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

Currency Information

The currency in Brazil is the Brazilian Real, known as BRL. The currency in Argentina is the Argentine Peso, known as ARS. The currency in Uruguay is the Uruguayan Peso, known as UYU. However, US Dollars are also widely used throughout each country. Cash machines are available in all the major cities to withdraw money in the local currency.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any personal purchases, such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks as well as your lunch and dinner on each day. Approximately £300-£400 per person should be sufficient for the tour

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal Price
2018 Dates
09 Sep 201821 Sep 2018£639£1999£2638
30 Sep 201812 Oct 2018£669£2049£2718
11 Nov 201823 Nov 2018£669£2029£2698
2019 Dates
03 Feb 201915 Feb 2019£689£1979£2668
24 Feb 201908 Mar 2019£689£1969£2658
10 Mar 201922 Mar 2019£689£1949£2638
31 Mar 201912 Apr 2019£689£1929£2618
28 Apr 201910 May 2019£689£1899£2588
12 May 201924 May 2019£689£1699£2388
02 Jun 201914 Jun 2019£689£1849£2538
23 Jun 201905 Jul 2019£689£1889£2578
08 Sep 201920 Sep 2019£689£1929£2618
29 Sep 201911 Oct 2019£689£1969£2658
20 Oct 201901 Nov 2019£689£1969£2658
10 Nov 201922 Nov 2019£689£1949£2638
Travelling alone?

Unfortunately, we do not have any places with no single supplements on this tour. However, if you are happy to share with another passenger of the same gender, then let us know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to find you a travelling partner. Alternatively, please ask about our single supplement prices in order to book your own twin room

Private Tours

If the group departure dates are not suitable for you and you would prefer a more personal and flexible experience then you can choose to book a private guide for your tour at a reasonable supplement.

What to expect

Fact File
Currency

Brazilian Real, Argentine Peso

Average Flying time

13 Hours

Min/Max temperature

15 °C / 33 °C

Spoken languages

Portuguese; Spanish

When to go

Weather can vary quite considerably throughout the year, so please familiarise yourself with the climate charts below.

Rio de Janeiro

Iguazu

Buenos Aires

Montevideo

What to pack
  • Sunscreen and hat in summer
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera and charger
  • An electric plug converter
  • Travel kettle
  • Binoculars
Customer Rating:
8.8/10
Hardeep Dosanjh
9th Jun 2016

Excellent tour guide, very informative. Brilliant when needed help.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
10/10
Alan Lindop
22nd Nov 2014

Hotel in Rio: Windsor Leme: Excellent. Fantastic views, very large room and bathroom.Very clean. Breakfast superb. Check in very good. 2 large double beds.

Hotel in Iquazu: San Martin. OK but not English 4 star. Clean and tidy. Breakfast OK.
Reception staff slow and not particularly efficient, but OK for time we were there.

Hotel: in Buenos Aires. Kenton Palace. Excellent. Good breakfast, reception staff good. rooms superb. Very large rooms with 2 double beds. Bathroom first clas, separate bath and shower and toilet.

Hotel. in Montevideo: Once again not English 4 star and whilst convenient for the city, as we all had rear view rooms with awful views. Breakfast good

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
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