A Luxurious Honeymoon in Romantic Argentina and Brazil
Our luxurious honeymoon offering concentrates on the manifold romantic delights of Argentina before finishing in sunny Rio de Janeiro, all the while enjoying superlative accommodation such as the grand Alvear Palace in Buenos Aires and Bariloche’s boho El Casco Art Hotel. By design, the itinerary proceeds at a gentle pace allowing ample time for relaxation and enjoyment of the wildlife and culture of each specially chosen location. Following beautiful Buenos Aires, explore magnificent Los Glaciares National Park, the scenic Bariloche highland region, the delightful wine lands of Mendoza and the sensational Iguazu Falls. Finally, unwind at the end of your extraordinary “honeymoon of highlights” with two nights at the world famous Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Arrival in Buenos Aires, met on arrival and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Staying at Alvear Palace. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.
In the morning have a guided tour of the city to include the blue-collar neighborhood of La Boca where the tango originated, the site of the first old town at San Telmo, the Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and Recoleta with its French architecture and 19th century cemetery where Eva Peron is buried. The afternoon will be at leisure. In the evening there will be a tango show.
Staying at Alvear Palace. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.
Transfer to airport and fly to El Calafate. Met on arrival and transfer to hotel. A stop en-route at the interactive Glaciarium museum will provide a greater appreciation for the geography, formation and history of the glaciers and ice fields of the Patagonian region. It will also whet your appetite for seeing the glaciers the following day.
Staying at Eolo. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.
Full day exploring the magnificent 18-mile long Perito Moreno glacier in Los Glaciares National Park. The excursion will include informative walks around the side of glacier and later an exhilarating mini ice-trek on the glacier itself to leave you with a new appreciation of this mighty force of nature. There will also be a boat trip along the huge wall of the glacier, at a safe distance, to see massive blocks of ice break off with loud cracks and crash into the lake to form icebergs.
Staying at Eolo. Includes All Meals.
Transfer to the airport and fly to Bariloche. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Staying at El Casco Art Hotel. Includes Breakfast.
Full day of excursions including a trip to the cable car station to ride up to the Cerro Campanario, where there is a 360-degree view of the lakes and mountains to take in. Later enjoy the Circuito Chico, a 65 km route starting from Bariloche. This special tour has many cultural interests and natural beauty to admire, including sights such as the Moreno lake, San Eduardo Chapel, Puerto Pañuelo, Llao Llao hotel and the Playa Bonita beach.
Staying at El Casco Art Hotel. Includes Breakfast.
Transfer to airport and fly to Mendoza. Met on arrival and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Staying at Cavas Wine Lodge. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.
Spend the day visiting two different wineries: at each there will be a tour of the production process and tasting opportunities for some of the world-class wines of the region. The bodegas of the Mendoza region are some of the finest wine producers in the world and additionally come complete with beautiful Andean mountain backdrops.
Staying at Cavas Wine Lodge. Includes All Meals.
The morning is at leisure. Afternoon transfer to airport and fly to Puerto Iguazu
Staying at Loi Suites. Includes Breakfast.
Day to explore the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls including a boat ride to the base of the impressive Devil’s Throat drop. The collection of falls stretches for over 1.5 miles with over 250 different cascades. There is a safe network of walkways and trails enabling visitors to access the best views.
Staying at Loi Suites. Includes Breakfast.
Visit the Brazilian side of the falls, then transfer to Foz do Iguacu Airport and fly to Rio de Janeiro. Met on arrival and transfer to the famous beachfront Copacabana Palace Hotel, perhaps Rio’s most impressive and grand hotel.
Staying at Copacabana Palace Hotel. Includes Breakfast.
A full day in Rio de Janeiro, including a morning guided excursion to Sugarloaf Mountain, taking a cable car to the top of the massive granite rock for a breath-taking view over Rio. After a BBQ lunch in a good restaurant, travel to the top of Corcovado Mountain to see the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue up close and marvel at another sensational view over Rio, this time from a completely different direction.
Staying at Copacabana Palace Hotel. Includes Breakfast and Lunch.
A day at leisure to enjoy the facilities of your luxury hotel and its beach or explore the city on your own. In the early evening transfer to the airport and catch your international flight home.
Built in 1932, the grand Alvear Palace is one of the most elegant hotels in Buenos Aires. The stunning high ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, silk curtains, gold decorated bathrooms and charmingly furnished rooms evoke Argentina’s glorious past –it was once one of the richest nations on Earth – and make a visit to the hotel a truly memorable experience.
The hotel offers an outstanding level of luxury and service and has a well-regarded restaurant and bar. It is located in the salubrious Recoleta neighbourhood and is convenient for exploring the city and its shops and restaurants.
The en suite rooms have luxury touches such as slippers, bathrobes, exclusive toiletries and benefit from air conditioning, LCD TV with DVD player and telephones. The bathrooms have excellent facilities including separate bathtubs and showers and an extra TV. All of the rooms face towards the city, garden or river and have wide opening windows.
There is a gym, indoor swimming pool, steam room and full spa. Other facilities include an excellent concierge service, butler service for suites and higher room categories, 24-hour reception and room service, laundry, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi.
Restaurant, lounge, bar, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa and massage treatment, concierge service, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, room service, laundry service, luggage storage .
City tours of Buenos Aires and use of the hotel’s excellent facilities.
Eolo is a lovely Relais & Chateaux property located 3 miles off the main road, 35 miles from Los Glaciares National Park and 16 miles from El Calafate. Remotely situated, the lodge looks eastwards towards Lago Argentino and westwards to the Andean mountains, and sits within a ‘condor corridor’ with daily fly-pasts of Andean condors.
All 17 suites have en suite bathrooms, telephone, bath robes and central heating. The water supply comes from a natural spring.
Eolo has a dining room, bar with terrace, large lounge with picture windows overlooking the valley, TV room and a first floor lounge/library with views towards the mountains – a perfect spot for condor watching in comfort. There is also an indoor pool and sauna, and massages can be arranged.
The coldest months are from May to September.
Dining room, bar, lounge, TV room, library, outdoor terrace, indoor swimming pool, sauna, and massage service.
Mountain biking, trekking, wildlife hikes, birding. At additional cost: horse riding, 4 x 4 exploration, visits to the glaciers or El Chalten.
El Casco Art Hotel
The El Casco Art Hotel is perched on a hill outside Bariloche with a fantastic view across the Nahuel Hupai Lake. The hotel is renowned for its beautiful paintings depicting the Bariloche area which decorate most of the rooms and hallways. The hotel was built in 2006 and renovated and modernised in 2010.
There are 33 spacious rooms with elegant and modern furnishings and all have views of the lake, mountains or attractive gardens. The rooms are equipped with mini bars, free Wi-Fi, climate control, TV with DVD player, room safes and telephones.
There is a small outdoor swimming pool with sun lounge terrace and bar service at the back of the property as well as an indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room.
Other facilities include a pleasant restaurant, bar, lounge, rooftop terrace, lovely garden, laundry service, luggage storage, 24-hour desk and room service; an in-room massage service is also available.
Restaurant, lounge, bar, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, steam room, massage service, laundry service, luggage storage, 24 -hour desk free Wi-Fi, climate control and room service.
Tours of the Bariloche area could include a cable car ride up to Cerro Campanario for a 360-degree view of the lakes and mountains, or perhaps opt for a trip along the Circuito Chico.
Cavas Wine Lodge
Nestled in a well-tended Mendoza vineyard against a backdrop of snow-capped Andean mountains is the imposing Cavas Wine Lodge.
The main entrance and lounge are elegantly sculpted and tastefully decorated with modern paintings. The well-travelled owners, Cecilia Díaz Chuit and Martín Rigal, have created a tranquil, friendly and luxurious atmosphere for guests to enjoy the world-famous wines of this temperate region.
The spacious rooms are in private houses set amongst the vineyard and offer exceptional views of the mountains. The buildings, screened from each other to give maximum privacy, have plenty of interior charm. Each room has comfortable beds, mini bar, TV, air conditioning, central heating, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers, bathrobes, toiletries, large bath, fireplace, walk-in closet, private decks with dining table and a private plunge pool.
The restaurant serves excellent Latin American cuisine and the main outdoor terrace has bar service, an inviting pool and sun loungers. There is a separate sauna area with private treatment rooms and Jacuzzis. On some evenings a tango show and BBQ are offered. Activities that can be arranged from the lodge include horse riding, mountain biking, rafting, cooking classes, swimming, trekking and visits to local wine producers for tours and tastings. The town of Mendoza, 40-minutes’ drive away, can be visited for exploration, shopping and dining in the evenings.
Restaurant, swimming pool, lounge and Private mini house with dining and plunge pool, air conditioning, heating, mini bar, TV, hair dryer, bathrobes, safety deposit box, extra beds are available in each room. Services include a massage and other spa treatments, yoga, currency exchange, room service and concierge service.
Massage and spa treatments and yoga classes can be arranged as well as horse riding, mountain biking, rafting, cooking classes, swimming, trekking, and visits to local wine produces for tours and tastings. The town of Mendoza, which is a 40-minute, drive away can be visited for exploration, shopping and dining in the evenings.
Loi Suites Iguazu
The luxury Loi Suites resort is situated in Selva Iryapu, 600-hectares of lush rainforest bordering Argentina’s Iguazu National Park and just 15 minutes’ drive from Iguazu Falls. The five stone-clad buildings are set within a butterfly and toucan-filled forest, and house 162 spacious, well-appointed en suite rooms equipped with flat screen cable TV, telephone, mini-bar and safety deposit box. There is a restaurant, tiki bar, snack bar, three outdoor swimming pools (one for children), sauna, gym, spa and several forest trails.
The nearby Iguacu Falls are the principal attraction. They are wider than Victoria and higher than Niagara: we believe they are more beautiful and impressive than both. Situated on the border between Argentina and Brazil, the falls are made up of 275 separate waterfalls that cover an area 1.5 miles wide and some of the cascades are 80 metres high.
Wildlife regularly spotted in the area includes tame troops of coatis, brown capuchin monkeys, Brazilian cavies (guinea pigs), broad-snouted caiman, side-necked turtles and stunning birds such as toco toucans, plush crested jays and many species of colourful clymena butterflies.
Restaurant, Tiki bar, lounge, three outdoor swimming pools, sauna, gym, spa, playground, games room, snack bar, air-conditioning, heating, soundproof rooms, laundry service and currency exchange.
Excursions to explore magnificent Iguacu Falls on both the Argentinean and Brazilian side. Other activities available include canoeing, walking trails, a golf course and games room, table tennis, and Turkish steam bath.
The legendary French-designed Rio hotel built in 1923 was South America’s first luxury hotel and is still, under the ownership of the Belmond group (formerly Orient Express), one of the Continent’s top hotels.
Occupying a privileged location overlooking Copacabana beach, for decades the Copacabana Palace Hotel has been the meeting place of Rio’s high society and the world’s rich and famous. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers danced here, and the Rolling Stones turned up in the Grand Salon before their 1996 concert on the beach.
The rooms and suites are individually designed with period furniture, and original works of art – stretch the budget and stay at one of the beach view rooms with stunning views over Copacabana Beach. Some even feature Juliet-style balconies.
The Copacabana Palace Hotel’s Cipriani restaurant is rated as one of Rio’s best for its classic northern Italian cuisine, whilst the less formal poolside Pergula restaurant is renowned for its Saturday lunchtime feijoada, and Sunday brunch. The Mee restaurant is open in the evenings (not Mondays) and serves sophisticated pan-Asian cuisine.
245 rooms and suites. 147 in the main building and 98 in the new Tower Wing with city view.
Excursions to some of Rio de Janeiro’s most iconic sites such as Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado with its Christ the Redeemer statue, the Maracana football stadium, the botanical gardens and the Santa Teresa and Lapa districts.
Are International Flights Included?
No. Please contact us for a quote if required.
British Airways has direct daily flights from London Heathrow to Buenos Aires. There are also flights from the UK on Air France via Paris, Air Europa and Iberia via Madrid, TAM via Sao Paulo, and Lufthansa via Frankfurt.
January to January
Are you ATOL Registered?
Yes. This means we are legally able to book your international flights in conjunction with your ground arrangements so you can book with us with complete confidence. Read more about our ATOL license here.
In general the best months to visit Patagonia are from October until the end of March.
At the end perhaps add a few nights at Pousada Asalem on beautiful Ilha Grande, not far from Rio de Janeiro, an idyllic rainforest-clad island with quiet white-sand beaches and wildlife-filled forests to explore.
If you have any questions regarding this Tour, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965
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