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Iguassu & Beyond
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For the nature lover who also wants to explore the nightlife of the urban jungle and have plenty of time on the beach, this nine-day adventure offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and cosmopolitan culture. Travel from the tango palaces of Buenos Aires to the samba pulse of Rio de Janeiro and discover spectacular wilderness in between. Encounter thundering Iguassu Falls with views from both Argentina and Brazil. Then continue to the coast and soak in the sun on Ilha Grande's beaches and colonial culture in Paraty. Go beyond a vacationand step into adventure!

Latin America

Duration: 9 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 126414
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

If you arrive early, start exploring! Later, grab a seat and enjoy a drink at one of the city's many sidewalk cafés and restaurants.

Additional Notes:
Pre nights are recommended to fully enjoy this vibrant city and take part in the optional activities available.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Buenos Aires/Foz do Iguaçu (1B)

Fly to Iguassu Falls for two full days of exploration from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil)
Iguassu Falls (Brazil Side) Guided Tour

Transport:
Head to the airport and fly north to the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls. Continue on to the border from there.
Plane (1.50 hour(s))
Climb aboard and drive to the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls for a little exploration.
Private Vehicle

03

Day 3: Foz do Iguaçu (1B)

Explore trails that will bring you 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. Opt to take an inflatable boat to the base of the thundering falls.

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

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Day 4: Foz do Iguaçu/Paraty (1B)

On arrival in São Paulo, continue on by bus to the gorgeous coastal town of Paraty. Wander the cobblestoned streets, take a boat trip to the nearby islands in the bay, or visit one of the many white-sand beaches that make Brazil famous.

Transport:
An early morning flight gets you Paraty with plenty of time to explore.
Plane (1.50 hour(s))
Enjoy the drive to São Paulo, stopping for lunch along the way.
Shared van (5.00-6.00 hours)

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Day 5: Paraty (1B)

Paraty is a quaint colonial town renowned for its architecture—the pace might be slow but there's a lot to choose from. Considered one of the world's most important examples of Portuguese colonial architecture by UNESCO, the historic centre is a well-preserved national historic monument, and today has been closed to vehicles to preserve its laid-back colonial ambiance. Opt to take a caipirinha boat trip, regular boat trips, kayaking, horseback riding, or take a jeep tour.

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Day 6: Paraty/Ilha Grande (1B)

A short, scenic drive along the coast takes us to Angra dos Reis. Board the ferry to Ilha Grande—home to some of Brazil's most beautiful beaches.

Enjoy free time to soak up the sun, snorkel, hike and cruise to various beaches, not to mention feast on fresh seafood and sip caipirinhas in the plaza in the evenings.

Transport:
Shared van (1.50-2.00 hours, 100km)
Ferry (1.50 hour(s))

07

Day 7: Ilha Grande (1B)

Enjoy a free day in Ilha Grande. Optional activities include hiking Pico Do Papagalo or Lopez Mendez, snorkelling or relaxing on the beach.

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Day 8: Ilha Grande/Rio de Janeiro (1B)

Travel back to the mainland by ferry before continuing north along the coast. Enjoy the incredible scenery before rounding the cliffs at Vidigal. Get your first look at one of the most memorable cities in the world—Río de Janeiro.

Transport:
Ferry (1.50 hour(s))
Enjoy the incredible scenery before rounding the cliffs at Vidigal. Get your first look at one of the most memorable cities in the world—Río de Janeiro.
Shared van (3.00-3.50 hours, 87km)

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Day 9: Rio de Janeiro (1B)

There are no planned activities today so feel free to book onward travel at any time. Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Iguassu Falls visit (Brazil and Argentina)
    • Beach time in Paraty
    • Beach time in Ilha Grande
    • Rio de Janeiro stay
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (8 nts)
    • 8 breakfasts
    Transport
    • Plane, shared van, ferry
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Experience the sophistication of Buenos Aires
  • Stand in awe of Iguassu Falls
  • Sip a caipirinha in Rio
  • Explore the cobblestoned streets of colonial Paraty