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Brazil And Argentina

The pulsating rhythms of samba and the bittersweet melodies of tango evoke the senses and inspire the imagination. On this South America tour you will visit two of South America's most incredible and distinct countries which are united by the spectacular Iguazu Falls. The sheer force and overwhelming expanse of the falls has earned the name Devil's Throat, for the point where 14 falls converge to create a 330ft (100 m) cascade that pounds the water below, reflecting a perpetual rainbow.

The image of Rio de Janeiro as sensuous and exuberant is as fitting for the city as its inhabitants, the cheerful carioca's. In contrast, Buenos Aires, also known as "the Paris of South America", is a city of European-style and nostalgic grandeur where cafes fill with lively discussion and a stroll through the streets may be a chance to see a couple dancing the timeless tango. For any visit to South America these emblematic destinations of cultural, man-made and natural wealth should not be missed.

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When to go

The climate varies from hot and dry in the arid interior to the humid tropical rainforests of the Amazon jungle. Coastal Brazil tends to be hot and sticky for most of the year but it can get cold in the south during the winter months. Rainy season is November to March in the Rio/São Paulo area. The main central area of Argentina is temperate, but can be hot and humid during summer (December to February) and cool in winter.

Flying time

From London to São Paulo and to Rio de Janeiro is approximately 11 hours and Buenos Aires to London is approximately 15hrs. Direct flights are operated by British Airways to both destinations.

Time difference

Brazil spans several time zones: 
Eastern Standard Time: GMT -3 (GMT -2 from third Sunday in October to third Saturday in March). 

Western Standard Time: GMT -4 (GMT -3 from third Sunday in October to third Saturday in March). 
Argentinean time is GMT -3 (GMT -2 from third Saturday in March to first Saturday in October).


Passport & Visa

Visa Required?
British No
Other EU Some

Passports must be valid for a minimum of 6 months.


Health requirements

Vaccinations for Brazil

Diphtheria Yes
Hepatitis A Yes
Malaria  Sometimes
Tetanus Yes
Typhoid Yes
Yellow Fever Sometimes


Vaccinations for Argentina

Diphtheria Yes
Hepatitis A Yes
Malaria  No
Tetanus Yes
Typhoid No
Yellow Fever No


Inoculation regulations can change at short notice. Please take medical advice in the case of doubt. Where 'Sometimes' appears in the table above, precautions may be required depending on the season and region visited.