Brazil & Argentina on a Shoestring

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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.

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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 continent’s 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. You’ll stick to public buses, which not only keeps costs down but give you a chance to really meet the locals.


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
Day 2 Buenos Aires/Puerto Iguazú
Explore the cosmopolitan city before hopping on an overnight bus. Transport: Overnight bus (19.00 hour(s), 1640km)
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)
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
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)
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)
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)
Days 8-9 Paraty
Enjoy the beach life, and spend the day exploring the sand and sea.
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)
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