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Buenos Aires to Rio Explorer
Discover an array of colourful Argentinean attractions, travel to Rio de Janeiro to soak up 'la vida' Brazil style and experience life on a working estancia in Uruguay. South America will reveal itself as a fun, feisty and flamboyant continent that will leave you wanting more.
- Style: Guided Small Group Adventure Tour
- Duration: 17 days/16 nights
- Starts in: Buenos Aires
- Travel to funky Palermo in Buenos Aires
- Experience farm life during a Uruguayan estancia stay
- Visit Rio de Janeiro and party with the locals
- See the Iguazu River crash into the Garganta do Diablo
- Enjoy the laidback city of Montevideo
- Discover Brazil's most beautiful beaches on Ilha Grande
- Get lost in the backstreets of Colonia
Day 1 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Arrive into Buenos Aires and enjoy an informative city tour of the historic centre, before stopping for a coffee in the traditional Café Tortoni. Meet your fellow travellers for a welcome reception this evening.
Day 2 Buenos Aires to Colonia, Uruguay
Cross the Rio de la Plata to Colonia, Uruguay’s oldest city and explore the World Heritage listed Barrio Historico.
Day 3 Colonia to Estancia Stay
Travel deep into the Uruguayan countryside today for a three night stay on a remote farm. Journey from Colonia to Montevideo before changing buses to head to Tacuarembo.
Day 4-6 Estancia Stay
Immerse yourself in traditional Uruguayan farm life and get stuck in with the farm chores. While the accommodation will be basic, the farm experience will be a fascinating insight into rural Uruguayan culture. On day six, travel to Concordia and board an overnight bus to Puerto Iguassu.
Day 7 Estancia Stay to Foz do Iguassu, Brazil
After a short bus ride to the hotel, drop your bags and head to the awe-inspiring Iguassu Falls. Perhaps get a bird’s eye view of the falls on an optional scenic helicopter flight.
Day 8 Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Stretching over 2km, Iguazu Falls is made up of over 270 falls. Get up close to this captivating sight by following the boardwalk trail or perhaps take a zodiac boat to the base of the falls for an exhilarating experience.
Day 9 Foz do Iguassu to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly to Rio de Janeiro and take an orientation walk of this vibrant city. After, the rest of the day is yours to explore. Perhaps explore the city further on an Urban Adventures day tour or simply relax on the famous Copacabana Beach.
Day 10 Rio de Janeiro
Enjoy a relaxing day at leisure and perhaps grab a coffee in one of the cafes or head to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for captivating views across the city.
Day 11-12 Rio de Janeiro to Paraty
Hop on a local bus over to Paraty and spend the rest of your day at leisure. With beautiful architecture and pedestrianized streets, immerse yourself in this stunning city. On day 12, perhaps explore the nearby rainforest or take a boat ride around the island-studded bay.
Day 13 Paraty to Ilha Grande
An island paradise complete with pristine beaches and untouched rainforest, Ilha Grande is a gem just of the coast of Brazil.
Day 14-15 Ilha Grande
A former pirates lair, leper colony and prison, uncover the island’s fascinating history over the next two days. For keen snorkelers, enjoy the pristine waters around the island and perhaps sample some fresh seafood.
Day 16 Ilha Grande to Rio de Janeiro
Travel back to Rio de Janeiro this morning and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 17 Rio de Janeiro
Today, your South American adventure comes to an end and you can depart at any time.
Departs:Selected departures Dec 2019 & Jan - Dec 2020.
- 12 nights simple hotels, 3 nights Estancia & 1 night overnight bus
- Journey by boat, bus, ferry, overnight bus, private vehicle, public bus, taxi and van
- 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 4 dinners
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