Brazil & Argentina on a Shoestring

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro

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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.

What’s included

  • Your Discover Moment: Buenos Aires Your Discover Moment: Paraty
  • Entrance and visit to the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • 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


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. Additional Notes: Booking pre- or post-trip accommodation is highly recommended to allow time for activities and to fully experience this vibrant city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Buenos Aires Explore the cosmopolitan city before hopping on an overnight bus. Opt to pre book a city bike tour and get a local's eye view of your surroundings! Transport: Overnight bus (19.00 hour(s), 1640km)
Day 3 Iguassu Falls Enjoy a free day to relax after the long journey or opt to explore the Brazilian side of the falls. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil) Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours)
Day 4 Iguassu Falls 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 5 Iguassu Falls Enjoy a free half-day to further explore the area and then board an overnight bus to Paraty with a transfer in São Paulo. Transport: Overnight bus (14.50 hour(s), 1028km)
Day 6 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: Shared Van (5.00-6.00 hours)
Days 7-8 Paraty Enjoy the beach life, and spend the day exploring the sand and sea. Additional Notes: Opt to pre-book the "Paraty Caipirinha Boat Tour" activity on the checkout page ahead of time to include this optional on your tour.
Day 9 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: Shared Van (4.00-5.00 hours, 241km)
Day 10 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