Brazil and Argentina are, respectively, the largest and second largest countries in South America. Both countries are known for their diverse and remarkable cultures. Brazil is notable for being the only non-Spanish-speaking country in South America, as the majority of the population speaks Portuguese.
The most well-known cities of both countries are also among the most engaging cities in the world. Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city in Brazil, is a bustling, teeming metropolis that is truly one of the most exciting places in the world, while Buenos Aires offers travellers the chance to enjoy that city’s elegant atmosphere. Buenos Aires, the largest city in Argentina and the second-largest in South America, is justifiably known as the Paris of the Americas. Argentina’s Buenos Aires is a charming picture of elegance, with superb shopping and dining options at affordable prices. The city’s Spanish charm and cultural sophistication can be seen at every corner, with remarkable architecture and history for travellers to experience.
When visiting both Argentina and Brazil, it is essential to experience the wondrous Iguazú waterfalls – all 275 of them. The natural wonders at the falls are truly astonishing examples of natural beauty, and form a good contrast to the distinct experiences in Buenos Aires and in Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is known around the world for its pulsing vibrancy, for the distinctive dance of the samba and for its remarkable beaches, including the Copacabana and the Ipanema. Taking the famous cable car at Sugar Loaf Mountain, high above Rio, and witnessing spectacular views of one of the world’s most exciting cities is a highly memorable experience.
Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro cannot possibly capture the entirety of South America’s culture, but these cities do offer travellers the chance to encounter two of the world’s most remarkable urban areas. Immersing oneself in the cultures of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro will give one a new appreciation for, and understanding of, the diversity and beauty of South America.
An escorted holiday offered by Newmarket Holidays is an excellent way to get the most out of a once-in-a-lifetime South American experience. By taking an escorted holiday, one can enjoy a comfortable experience, well-planned and expertly organised, which will take one to see the major highlights of Argentina and Brazil.