Buenos Aires to Rio with Ibera Wetlands and Iguazu Falls

A wonderful twist on a classic route, our Luxury Brazil and Argentina holiday takes in the well trodden routes of Buenos Aires, Iguazu falls and Rio de Janeiro but with the added bonus of the wildlife haven of the Ibera wetlands, and a quieter side to Iguazu falls. We also included a trip to the wine region for a welcome dose of luxury accommodation meets fine wine and dining.

Day 1 Arrive Buenos Aires
Day 2 Buenos Aires City Tour
Day 3 Fly to Mendoza, Transfer to Wine Lodge
Day 4 Day at Leisure
Day 5 Fly to Buenos Aires
Day 6 Fly to Posadas, Transfer to Rincon del Socorro
Day 7 Exploring Ibera Wetlands
Day 8 Exploring Ibera Wetlands
Day 9 Transfer to Puerto Valle
Day 10 Transfer to Puerto Bemberg
Day 11 Argentina Side of Iguazu Falls
Day 12 Brazilian Side of Iguazu Falls, Fly to Rio de Janeiro
Day 13 Day at Leisure in Rio
Day 14 Fly home
Full Itinerary

Buenos Aires



Day 1. Arrive Buenos Aires

Arrive Buenos Aires, transfer to your hotel.

Day 2. Buenos Aires City Tour

This afternoon take an exclusive look at Buenos Aires. A professor of the University uses four parks and plazas of Argentina’s history, contrasts, and characteristic psychology of the “porteños”, the inhabitants of Buenos Aires. Ask about our specialist tours of BA such as Street Art, Food and wine or architecture.

Day 3. Fly to Mendoza, Transfer to Wine Lodge

We take you to the airport this morning to fly to Mendoza. You’ll be driven to your wine lodge in the heart of Argentina’s most famous wine region.

Day 4. Day at Leisure

Protected by the high peaks of Tupungato mountain and the Del Plata range this valley is irrigated by the Tunuyan river. Malbec, Merlot and Pinot Noir thrive here. The Vines resort and spa is exquisite and the ultimate place to wind down and enjoy some of the country’s best wine and gastronomy.

Day 5. Fly to Buenos Aires

After a free morning we will take you back to Mendoza airport to fly to Buenos Aires.

Day 6. Fly to Posadas, Transfer to Rincon del Socorro

Airport transfer for flight to Posadas. It’s a bumpy but exciting journey by private vehicle to Rincon del Socorro. You can stop along the way to admire the views and spot wildlife.

Day 7. Exploring Ibera Wetlands

The Ibera wetlands are one of the largest fresh water reservoirs of the continent and covers 1.3 million hectares. There are more than 350 species of birds, 2 types of caiman, monkeys, deer and the maned wolf to name but some of the wildlife.


Day 8. Exploring Ibera Wetlands

Choose from the many activities on offer or just relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Day 9. Transfer to Puerto Valle

Today your driver will take you to Puerto Valle. A natural gateway to the wetlands, the estate on which the Estancia is located leads to Laguna Valle for more outstanding wildlife spotting. Today you’ll explore on foot, by boat or on horseback if you wish. Nothing beats the sight of the sun setting over the wetlands for making you feel connected to this very special environment.

Day 10. Transfer to Puerto Bemberg

Today you head north towards Iguazu falls but rather than stay with the crowds you’ll stay half an hour away at Puerto Bemberg which sits in rainforest overlooking the Parana river.

Day 11. Argentina Side of Iguazu Falls

This morning you’ll head to see one of the World’s Natural World Wonders; Iguazu Falls. The Argentina side gets you right up close to some of the falls via specially designed wooden walkways through the jungle. You’ll finish the day by crossing to your hotel on the Brazilian side.

Day 12. Brazilian Side of Iguazu Falls, Fly to Rio de Janeiro

We include a tour of the Brazilian side of the falls before you head to the airport for your flight to Rio. In Rio you will be met and driven to your hotel.

Day 13. Day at Leisure in Rio

A day to explore Rio at your own pace. Take in Christ the Redeemer which casts a serene gaze over the city, and take a cable car up Sugar Loaf mountain for yet more stunning views.

Day 14. Fly home

Today we take you to the airport for your flight home.

Accommodation - Buenos Aires to Rio with Ibera Wetlands and Iguazu Falls

Trip price based on 3, 4 and 5 star hotels. Browse our selected hotels below.

bedroom Rincon del Socorro Argentina Ibera Wetlands
Rincon del Socorro Ibera Wetlands, North East Argentina

Luxury lodge in the remote wetlands region of Argentina. Fantastic wildlife spotting opportunities combined with chic accommodation and great food

Puerto Valle Misiones, Argentina

Boutique property on the edge of the Ibera wetlands of northern Argentina. Well thought out touches create a luxurious, peaceful haven, perfect for exploring the continent’s second largest water reservoirs.

Hotel Pulitzer Buenos Aires

Located in the heart of Buenos Aires, the Hotel Pulitzer is a newly built hotel with a fresh cosmopolitan atmosphere.

The Vines Mendoza

Luxury wine hotel in Argentina’s Uco valley with contemporary design and attentive service. A complete wine experience.

Hotel San Martin Foz do Iguazu

Well located modern hotel with great amenities including a pool. A great base from which to explore Iguazu falls

Das Cataratas Iguazu Falls

Part of the Belmond group of hotels, a stunning property in an unbeatable location

Copa Sul Rio de Janeiro

Located in Brazil’s most famous district, Copacabana and just one block from Copacabana beach.

Copacabana Palace Rio de Janeiro

The sheer opulence and magnificent views of this iconic luxury hotel originally put Copacabana on the world map!

Expert Lowdown - Buenos Aires to Rio with Ibera Wetlands and Iguazu Falls

The Ibera wetlands are remote and therefore getting to the region takes time and roads can be bumpy so be prepared for some long journeys. As is often the case the journey is well worth the effort once you’re there.

You can add on a few days relaxation after Rio at either Paraty or Buzios before flying out of Rio or Sao Paolo. Ask us for our pick of the best hotels.

Flight Information - Buenos Aires to Rio with Ibera Wetlands and Iguazu Falls

Domestic flights in economy are included in the price of this trip.

From the UK British Airways flies direct between London Heathrow and Buenos Aires, as well as direct from Rio de Janeiro to London.

Sao Paolo is another hub with many connections from all around the world to Rio as well as Buenos Aires.


14 days from $7995 pp

plus international flights



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