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In Search of Iguassu–Rio to Buenos Aires
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Dance your way through the best of South America's colourful cities. Kick off your adventure in Rio where you're free to explore the party atmosphere or soak up rays. You'll enjoy time outdoors and on the beach at Ilha Grande and connect with the land at an estancia stay in Uruguay. Best of all, we'll fly over to Iguassu Falls for more time to explore the immense cascades. With accommodation and transport arranged by a CEO, this trip offers great value and is the perfect way to discover South America's unique vibe.

  • Duration: 17 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Supplier Tour ID: JRB/126540
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Finishes: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Ilha Grande
  • Paraty
  • Foz do Iguaçu
  • Gualeguaychú
  • Mercedes
  • Montevideo
  • Colonia del Sacramento
  • Buenos Aires

Itinerary

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Day 1: Rio de Janeiro

Arrive at any time.
Enjoy your 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.

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Day 2: Rio de Janeiro

In the morning, explore the favela with a local resident on a G Adventures-supported tour to watch a drumming demonstration, get a Capoeira lesson, and sample craft beers with a new perspective of the city. Enjoy a free afternoon to discover all that Rio has to offer.

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Day 3: Rio de Janeiro/Ilha Grande

Continue by van up the coast and take a ferry to Ilha Grande. Opt to hike the island's remote trails, pick up some snorkel gear or relax on the beach.
Head south along the Atlantic coast to the port of Angra dos Reis, and onward by ferry to Ilha Grande, with 100s of beaches for you to choose from. Known for its beauty, the island is a little piece of paradise; hiking, diving, snorkeling, sipping a fresh coconut on the beach, the choice is yours.

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Day 4: Ilha Grande

Free time to hike and explore the island's beaches or take an optional boat tour.

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Day 5: Ilha Grande/Paraty

Head to colonial Paraty, explore the cobblestone streets and opt to visit a cachaça distillery.

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Day 6: Paraty

Free day in Paraty to explore, take an optional boat tour to nearby islands and stunning beaches.

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Day 7: Paraty/Iguassu Falls

Skip the bus ride and hop on a flight to Iguassu falls.

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Day 8: Iguassu Falls

In the morning, visit the Argentine side of the falls, and opt to take a boat tour to see the cascading falls from below.

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Day 9: Iguassu Falls/Estancia

Enjoy free time today, opt to visit the Brazilian side of the falls and get an incredible panoramic view. Or, opt to take a helicopter ride over the falls, or visit a bird park. Later, hop on an overnight bus to Uruguay.

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Day 10: Estancia Stay

Dive into Uruguayan rural life known in the region as an estancia. Get dirty at a working ranch, enjoy a walk in the countryside, and indulge in local barbecues.

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Day 11: Estancia Stay

Free time to explore the area or help out on the estancia.

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Day 12: Estancia Stay/Montevideo

In Uruguay's capital, opt to visit the carnival museum and grab a snack at the local Port Market.

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Day 13: Montevideo

Free day in Montevideo, opt to explore the city, hop on a bike to explore the coast, or take a day-trip to glamorous Punta del Este.

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Day 14: Montevideo/Colonia

Travel to the charming colonial city of Colonia Del Sacramento. Experience the relaxed, pleasant Uruguayan culture and stroll down its cobble-stoned streets on an orientation walk.

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Day 15: Colonia/Buenos Aires

Cross the Río Plata and explore the many attractions of Buenos Aires. Check out a football game, a tango show or the city's famous nightlife.
Buenos Aires is full of life. Be sure to check out the districts of La Boca, Recoleta and San Telmo—or catch a tango show at one of the many famous tanguerías or tango houses. When you are done exploring, have a drink in one of the many sidewalk cafés and restaurants. Buenos Aires is also your chance to try the famous bifé and parrilladas, so dig in and enjoy!

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Day 16: Buenos Aires

Enjoy a free day to explore the "Paris of the Americas," from the hidden patios of trendy Palermo to bohemian vibes in San Telmo this city has something for everyone. Pre book an optional city bike tour, or pre book a tango experience in a local tanguería and head out to experience the famous nightlife.

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Day 17: Buenos Aires

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Your G for Good Moment: Favela Experience, Rio de Janeiro Your Discover Moment: Ilha Grande Your Discover Moment: Paraty Your Local Living Moment: Estancia Stay, Colonia La Concordia Your Discover Moment: Buenos Aires
    • Entrance and visit to the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls
    • Activities while at the estancia in Uruguay
    • Internal flight
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (9 nts, twin-share), hostels (4 nts, multi-share), estancia/ranch (2 nts, multi-share), overnight bus (1 nt)
    • 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Plane, public bus, minivan, taxis, ferry, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Revel in the energy of Rio
  • Wander around colonial Paraty
  • Sip a caipirinha on the beach in southern Brazil
  • Marvel at Iguassu Falls
  • Discover the charm of Uruguay at an estancia
  • Sample the food and wine of Buenos Aires