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Explore Argentina & Brazil

When time is a bit tight but you still want to take in some natural and cultural wonders, these eight days are the perfect introduction to the best of Argentina and Brazil. Explore the sophistication of Buenos Aires one day and feel the cool mist off Iguassu Falls the next. Big city samba, local village lifestyle, bright green rainforest, and spicy tango never came together so effortlessly.

Latin America
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Wildlife, Parks & Nature Reserves, History, Local Culture & Cuisine
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 155220
  • Starts: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Finishes: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
You will Visit
  • Buenos Aires
  • Rio de Janeiro

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Buenos Aires

On arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel. The day is free to spend at your leisure.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Buenos Aires (1B, 1D)

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.

Additional Notes:
Transportation will vary on this day; depending on the size of the group we may take taxis or private mini-bus. We may even jump on the very fast and convenient metro.

Included Activities:
Buenos Aires Guided City Tour
Local Tango Lesson

03

Day 3: Buenos Aires/Foz do Iguaçu (1B)

Fly north to the Iguassu Falls area, near the borders of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. Cross the border from Argentina to Brazil to experience the panoramic view of the falls.

As if imposing Iguassu Falls – with its 275 waterfalls – couldn't get more impressive, the area surrounding this natural wonder is home to jaguars, ocelots, anteaters, and large toucans, among others. The falls and the national park by the same name were named UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1984.


Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil)
Iguassu Falls (Brazil Side) Guided Tour
Iguassu Falls, Flora and Fauna Lecture

Transport:
Plane (1.50 hour(s), 1640km)

04

Day 4: Foz do Iguaçu (1B)

Explore trails directly over the falls of the Devil's Throat — the highest and deepest of the falls. Other trails allow access to the stretch of falls across the forest on the Argentine side.

Additional Notes:
Note: If you have booked the Iguassu Falls Boat Ride Theme Pack, you will do it on Day 4 when visiting the Argentine side of the falls.

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

05

Day 5: Foz do Iguaçu/Paraty (1B)

Paraty's bay is filled with more than 65 tropical islands and dozens of beaches. Each offers something different, and are covered with vegetation that remains lush and colourful year-round. The bay's water is always the right temperature for swimming, diving, and snorkelling.

Additional Notes:
Sao Paulo is a huge, vibrant and very busy city. Traffic can be difficult and even driving out of the city can take longer than expected.

Transport:
Plane (1.50 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 298km)

06

Day 6: Paraty (1B, 1D)

Enjoy a visit to a nearby Afro-Brazilian community for a unique cultural interaction and traditional lunch.

Included Activities:
Afro-Brazilian Community Visit

07

Day 7: Paraty/Rio de Janeiro (1B)

Continue 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 ocean-side jewel, Río de Janeiro.

This massive city gets as many as five million international tourists every year to sip caipirinhas on the beach, dance the samba in the city's streets, and ascend Corcovado Mountain to see the truly monumental Christ the Redeemer up close.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 241km)

08

Day 8: Rio de Janeiro (1B)

Depart at any time.

Additional Notes:
It is highly recommended to book post-accommodation in Rio on Day 8 to have another day to enjoy the sights of the city at your own leisure.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Arrival transfer
    • Buenos Aires city tour
    • Local Buenos Aires tango experience
    • Tour the Argentine and Brazilian sides of Iguassu Falls
    • Lecture with a biologist and botanist
    • Visit an Afro-Brazilian community and enjoy a local meal
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (7 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Private van, plane, buses, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore all that Buenos Aires has to offer
  • Spend a couple days exploring Iguassu Falls
  • Relax on some of the world's most beautiful beaches
  • Samba your way through Rio De Janeiro