Discovering Latin America

Whatever your travelling style, Brazil and Argentina will have something for you. From Sao Paulo and Rio, to Salvador, Trancoso and Buenos Aires – brace yourself for a truly unforgettable trip.

On this spectacular 16-night trip to Latin America, you will start your adventure in Brazil. Spend a few days soaking up the historic and cultural splendour of Paraty, and enjoying the beautiful coastline and crystal clear waters.

Next, you will head to Rio de Janeiro, the sunny city of carnivals and samba beats. Soak in Salvador’s natural beauty of isolated beaches, verdant coffee plantations and volcanic ranges before relaxing in Trancoso – a captivating seaside village known for its white, semi-deserted and reef-protected beaches. This youthful town actually has a car-free quadrado which makes it even more magical at night.

Finish off your Latin American adventure in Buenos Aires, a traveler’s paradise surrounded by beautiful landscapes, cosmopolitan cities and oozing vibrant culture.

Day 1: Arrival into Paraty

Upon arrival in Paraty you will be met by a Lightfoot representative who will take you by private transfer to Casa Turquesa where you will spend the next three nights. The rest of your day is free for you to settle in, unwind and explore your surroundings.

Stay: Casa Turquesa

Day 2-3: Relaxing in Paraty

Enjoy a private historical and cultural tour around Paraty and learn all about the unique culture and history of the region. Spend the day kayaking or deep sea diving in the crystal clear waters. Take the Casa Turquesa ‘Espelho d’agua’ to explore the beautiful islands of Costa Verde, go horse riding or indulge yourself with a visit to Spa Shambala.

Stay: Casa Turquesa

Day 4: From Paraty to Rio de Janeiro

After check out you will be met by your guide and taken by private transfer to Rio de Janeiro where you will spend the next 3 nights at Fasano. The rest of the day will be free for you to unwind, settle in and explore your surroundings.

Stay: Hotel Fasano

Day 5-6: Exploring Rio de Janeiro

Spend your days exploring Rio. Start with a walk along the world famous Ipanema Beach then see Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer with a hike up Sugarloaf Mountain. Explore the bohemian neighbourhood of Santa Teresa or join the locals for a beach volleyball game. Spend your evenings out in Lapa.

Stay: Hotel Fasano

Day 7: From Rio de Janeiro to Salvador

After check out you will be met by a Lightfoot representative who will take you by private transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport in time to catch your flight to Salvador. Upon arrival you will be met by a Lightfoot Travel representative who will take you by private transfer to Villa Bahia where you will spend the next 2 nights.

Stay: Villa Bahia Pousada

Day 8: Cultural discovers in Salvador

Spend the day exploring Salvador and wander the streets of the Pelourinho. Visit the church of Bonfim and learn some Capoeira moves from the locals. Finish off the day with a Bale show – sit on the wooden steps and soak up the music and sounds of Bahia.

Stay: Villa Bahia Pousada

Day 9: From Salvador to Trancoso

After check out you will be met by your guide who will take you by private transfer to Salvador airport in time to catch your flight to Porto Seguro from where you will be met and taken by private transfer to Trancoso where you will check in to Uxua Casa Hotel for your stay of 4 nights.

Stay: Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa

Day 10 - 12: Beach side fun in Trancoso

Spend your days at Pitinga beach. Kayaking, surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, spear fishing, horse riding, golf, football and trekking are all popular activities to keep you busy and active or perhaps learn how to cook a Bahian style meal.

Stay: Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa

Day 13: From Trancoso to Buenos Aires

After check out you will be taken by private transfer to Porto Seguro Airport approximately 50 minutes away in time to check in for your flight to Buenos Aires via Sao Paulo.

Upon arrival in Argentina, you will be met by a Lightfoot Travel representative who will take you by private transfer to The Legado Mitico Hotel, where you will spend the next 4 nights. The rest of the day is free for you to settle in and explore your surroundings.

Stay: Legado Mitico Buenos Aires

Day 14 -16: Cultural immersion in Buenos Aires

Start your day off by exploring the Recoleta area whose architecture is similar to that of Paris. Whilst there, make sure you visit Eva Peron’s grave at the Recoleta cemetery. Take a boat ride down El Tigre delta or tango lessons.

Take a day trip to Uruguay or Pampas where you can spend the day exploring by bike or motorbike and have a local BBQ. Lightfoot Travel can also check football schedules and organise a visit to la Boca to watch a local match. Spend your last night in Latin America with a Tango show at ‘La Rojo’.

Stay: Legado Mitico Buenos Aires

Day 17: Departure

Today will leave Buenos Aires and be transferred to the Buenos Aires airport in time for your international flight back home.

Itinerary

Duration Description Overnight
Day 1: Arrival into Paraty Casa Turquesa
Day 2-3: Relaxing in Paraty Casa Turquesa
Day 4: From Paraty to Rio de Janeiro Hotel Fasano
Day 5-6: Exploring Rio de Janeiro Hotel Fasano
Day 7: From Rio de Janeiro to Salvador Villa Bahia Pousada
Day 8: Cultural discovers in Salvador Villa Bahia Pousada
Day 9: From Salvador to Trancoso Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa
Day 10 - 12: Beach side fun in Trancoso Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa
Day 13: From Trancoso to Buenos Aires Legado Mitico Buenos Aires
Day 14 -16: Cultural immersion in Buenos Aires Legado Mitico Buenos Aires
Day 17: Departure

Inclusions

Included

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Excursions
  • Transfers
  • 24 hour emergency contact

Not Included

  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa if applicable
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance (please note that travel insurance is mandatory for all Lightfoot Travel holidays)

Map

1. Casa Turquesa, Paraty 2. Fasano, Rio de Janeiro 3. Villa Bahia, Salvador 4. Uxua Casa Hotel, Trancoso 5. Legado Mitico, Buenos Aires

From USD 6,168 per person based on 2 adults travelling (excluding flights)

Notes on our prices

  • This price guide provides you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your holiday.
  • Prices are generally based on two people travelling together (unless stated otherwise) on a shared room basis.
  • Prices can fluctuate depending on season, standard of accommodation, excursions selected (private versus shared) etc.
  • This basic structure works very nicely, but don’t forget that Lightfoot Travel can provide a range of experiences and we tailor-make each itinerary based on your travel requirements. Get in touch to start planning your perfect trip with your own travel consultant