updated 5/28/2009 11:51:55 AM ET 2009-05-28T15:51:55

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare on LAN Airlines, eight nights' accommodations, transfers, breakfast daily, flights within South America, hotel taxes, and fuel surcharges, from $1,929 per person—plus about $119 in taxes.

When: Through June 21, 2009; add $50 for Aug. 7–Dec. 7, $150 for July 1–28.

Gateways: L.A.

The fine print: Does not include about $119 in taxes per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $540. There is a $20 per person surcharge each way for travel on weekends (Fridays through Sundays). Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: June 11, 2009.

Slideshow: Tango time

Contact: LAN Vacations, 800/435-3593, lanvacations.com.

Why it's a deal: In a recent Kayak search, we found a round-trip multicity fare from L.A.—arriving in Rio de Janeiro and departing from Buenos Aires—for travel in mid-June for $1,823 (LAN/TAM). For $225 more per person, including all taxes, LAN Vacations takes care of airfare as well as all accommodations and transfers.

Itinerary highlights: Spend three nights in Rio at the Savoy Othon Hotel, near Copacabana beach and within walking distance of the Ipanema area. You'll board a two-hour TAM flight to Iguazú Falls, a two-and-a-half-mile-wide waterfall that is about 200 feet high and has beautiful islands full of rocks and trees below.

There, you'll stay for two nights at the Best Western Falls Galli. After a five-hour flight to Buenos Aires on LAN, you'll check in to the Salles Hotel for three nights spent exploring this rollicking capital city.

More: Add nights in Rio or Buenos Aires from $49 per person. Add a private tour of the Iguazú National Park for $61 per person, or a bird park tour of the same area for $15 per person. There are also hotel upgrades available: For $130 more per person, stay at the Astoria Palace in Rio, the Continental Inn at the Falls, and the Forcadell Apartments in Buenos Aires.

Before you go: U.S. citizens will need a valid passport for travel. A visa is required for Brazil; get more information here. A visa is not required for travel in Argentina. For more background, visit the official tourism sites of Argentina and Brazil.

Copyright © 2012 Newsweek Budget Travel, Inc.

Discuss:

Discussion comments

,

Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments