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Brazil & Argentina on a Shoestring
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Experience the treasures of Argentina and Brazil in this jam-packed trip. From tango in Buenos Aires to sun and surf in Rio, explore two of the continents most vibrant capitals. Marvel at the majesty of Iguassu Falls and let its power engulf you. Our CEOs will take you to the highlights on a shoestring and then let you loose so you can do what you want. Youll stick to public buses, which not only keeps costs down but give you a chance to really meet the locals.

Latin America

Duration: 11 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Parks & Nature Reserves, Local Culture & Cuisine, History, Wildlife, Beer Tasting Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 126772
Starts: Buenos Aires, Argentina Finishes: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
You will visit
  • Buenos Aires
  • Rio de Janeiro

Itinerary

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Day 1: Buenos Aires

Known as the ‘Paris of the Americas', Buenos Aires is a vibrant city full of life. Visit the districts of La Boca, Recoleta, and San Telmo or catch a tango show at one of the many famous tanguerías. Wander the pedestrian walkways and see some dancing in the streets. Whatever you do, Buenos Aires is sure to leave lasting memories.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Buenos Aires/Puerto Iguazú

Explore the cosmopolitan city before hopping on an overnight bus.

Transport:
Overnight bus (19.00 hour(s), 1640km)

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Day 3: Puerto Iguazú/Foz do Iguaçu

Enjoy a free day to relax after the long journey.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil)

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)

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Day 4: Foz do Iguaçu

Explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls, then enjoy free time in the afternoon.

Included Activities:
Iguassu Falls Guided Tour

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Day 5: Foz do Iguaçu

Full day excursion to the Argentina side of the falls. Opt to take a boat tour to see the cascading falls from below.

Additional Notes:
If you have booked the Iguassu Falls Boat Ride Theme Pack, today's the day! Your CEO will give you details about timing and what to bring.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Brazil - Argentina)
Iguassu Falls Visit
Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil)

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Day 6: Foz do Iguaçu/São Paulo

Enjoy a free half-day to explore the area or visit Paraguay, and then board an overnight bus to Paraty with a transfer in São Paulo.

Transport:
Overnight bus (14.50 hour(s), 1028km)

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Day 7: São Paulo/Paraty

Enjoy time here exploring the cobblestone streets, taking an optional sailing trip or walking along one of the many fabulous beaches in the area. Other options include historical "fazenda" tours and cachaça distillery visits (local drink) as well as plenty of great souvenir shopping!

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 314km)

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Day 8: Paraty

Enjoy the beach life, and spend the day exploring the sand and sea.

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Day 10: Paraty/Rio de Janeiro (1B)

Travel north along the coast through superb scenery before rounding the cliffs at Vidigal. Get a first glimpse of one of the most memorable cities in the world, Brazil's oceanside jewel, Río de Janeiro. Enjoy any free time by taking an optional city tour or exploring the wonders that this city has to offer from the centrally-located hostel in Copacabana.

Additional Notes:
The hostel has private rooms with private bathrooms for travellers, but please note the common areas are shared with other guests of the hostel.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 241km)

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Day 11: Rio de Janeiro (1B)

If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional post-trip accommodation nights.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Entrance and visit to both the Argentine and Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls
    • Beach time in Paraty
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (7 nts, some multi-share), hostel (1 nt), overnight buses (2 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 4 breakfasts
    Transport
    • Local bus, minivan, taxi, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • Sip caipirinhas on the beach
  • Savour the sophistication and cuisine of Buenos Aires
  • Marvel at Iguassu Falls
  • Wander around colonial Paraty
  • Live it up on the beaches of Rio.


Reviews (20)
Louise E Posted on: 

I had a fantastic time on the tour, due not only to the amazing things I saw but the people I was on tour with including the tour leader Rani. The atmosphere for the majority of the trip was great, and I enjoyed meeting new people and hearing about their travelling experiences, but it has also just added more to my 'to-do list'!!

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Alison C Posted on: 

The tour was a great experience! The group of people we were with were all brilliant and we made some great friends. The places were beautiful and so interesting that i would recommend this trip to anyone.

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Maria Luisa F Posted on: 

The trip was just incredible. The cities we visited provided a good glimpse of Argentina and Brazil. Paraty was by far my favorite place. The boat tour to the different beaches was super fun.

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Lynsey J Posted on: 

Overall I had a brilliant time on the tour. There was plenty to do and I feel I got the most out of everywhere we went with the activities we took part in.

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Jonathan P Posted on: 

An excellent tour that allowed to plenty of time to explore the stunning Iguazu Falls and beautiful Paraty. Was impressed by the array of optional activities organised by our tour leader Paul.

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Lynsey J Posted on: 

We saw loads on the tour and it was great to travel as a local. Had a lot of fun, met great people and had a fab leader.

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Lily M Posted on: 

The tour was fantastic! I can't wait to do another with G Adventures.

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Alan T Posted on: 

It was a great introduction to the cities of Buenos Aires , Rio de Janerio and also the Iguassu national park

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Raymond C Posted on: 

The tour was great, just a really great experience. One of my most memorable holidays. That was because as a group we all got on so well.

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Shinali P Posted on: 

The tour was well planned out, and arranged. overall it was well organised, all the sights were beautiful and i met some amazing people.

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Jacquillia T Posted on: 

Paul was a fantastic tour guide - he managed a very demanding group of 15 at all times with ease and worked to accommodate vast eating requirements.

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Mark M Posted on: 

An awesome tour. I met great people and there was a good balance of "free time" and planned activities.

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Carmen M Posted on: 

I had an amazing experience. I was thrown off a bit about the length of our travel between cities (long), but I’m extremely glad I did it. I totally loved the trip, it was rough at times but was totally worth it.

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Sushil R Posted on: 

The tour was amazing and I had a really good time with the whole group.

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Carmen M Posted on: 

This trip was so awesome! The tour guide was very sweet and lots of fun! I will definitely recommend this to all my friends :D

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Vaishali G Posted on: 

The overall tour was a great experience. What made it so enjoyable was having a young group to travel with and a tour leader who was extremely helpful and easy to get along with. The tour provided us with enough free time to go explore and do our own things, which helped to make it a relaxing and stress free holiday.

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Michael C Posted on: 

Great trip, perfect length, accommodations were better than I expected. Awesome.

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Camilla S Posted on: 

The trip was very good and the tour leader gave us the best experience we will ever have. A great way to see a part of South America.

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Mark P Posted on: 

The overall experience of our G Adventure's tour was fantastic. We were able to visit/experience everything we wished during our stay in South America. Couldn't have asked for a better group, or a better tour guide!

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Joel S Posted on: 

Really good fun, good sociable group and tour leader with lots of energy and enthusiasm

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