Rio de Janeiro

Killing two birds with one stone is every seasoned traveller’s dream – so a trip to Brazil and Argentina ticks all the boxes.

Irish experts at The Travel Department have put together an incredible 13-night holiday dividing time between these vibrant South American countries.

The enviable itinerary includes exploring the hidden gems of Brazil, starting with a trip to the thundering Iguazu Falls.

Then it’s an up close and personal visit to the giant Christ the Redeemer statue at the Corcovado Mountain before taking a cable car up to the Sugar Loaf.

A historic tour of Rio de Janeiro by day is followed by a vibrant ‘Rio at Night’ show which demonstrates why it is the carnival capital of the world.

Enjoy free time between excursions to relax, shop and explore at your own pace, before moving on to discover the pulsating Latin passion of Argentina.

A full-day excursion to a typical Argentinian farmhouse will open your eyes to traditional dance, music and awe-inspiring horseback skills.

Later you get to relax on a leisurely cruise along the Parana River before getting to grips with some sightseeing in Buenos Aires. The guided tour of the city takes in La Boca, Palermo and Recoleta – and finishes with a mesmerising tango display with a traditional dinner.

Prices start from €3,699pp including return flights from Dublin, 13 nights’ 3-star and 4-star B&B hotel accommodation, transfers, taxes & charges and excursions, departing September 12.

To book this dream getaway, just visit www.traveldepartment.ie/argentinaandbrazil, or call 01 637 1600.