Explore Argentina & Brazil

National Geographic Journeys, Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro

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Take in natural and cultural wonders during a nine-day introduction to the best of Argentina and Brazil. Explore the sophisticated architecture and sizzling spirit of Buenos Aires one day, and discover the lush beauty and cool mist of Iguazù Falls the next. While gliding effortlessly from samba to tango and from village life to the rainforest, soak up the rhythms of this diverse region.

What’s included

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Iguaçu Falls, Flora and Fauna Lecture, Foz do Iguaçu Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Afro-Brazilian Community Visit, Paraty
  • Arrival transfer
  • Tour the Argentine and Brazilian sides of Iguazú Falls
  • City and food tour in São Paulo
  • Schooner tour
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Spend a couple days exploring iguazú falls
  • Explore bustling são paulo
  • Relax on some of the world's most beautiful beaches
  • Samba your way through rio de janeiro


Day 1 Buenos Aires On arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel. The day is free to spend at your leisure. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Buenos Aires/Foz do Iguaçu (1B) Fly north to the Iguazú Falls area, near the borders of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. Cross the border from Argentina to Brazil to experience the panoramic view of the falls. As if imposing Iguazú Falls – with its 275 waterfalls – couldn’t get more impressive, the area surrounding this natural wonder is home to jaguars, ocelots, anteaters, and large toucans, among others. The falls and the national park by the same name were named UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1984. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil) Iguassu Falls (Brazil Side) Guided Tour Iguaçu Falls, Flora and Fauna Lecture Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s), 1640km)
Day 3 Foz do Iguaçu (1B) Explore trails 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. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Brazil - Argentina) Iguassu Falls Visit Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil)
Day 4 Foz do Iguaçu/São Paulo (1B, 1L) Fly to São Paulo and discover the city through gastronomy and architecture. Visit some of the city's most noted sites. Along the way, a specialist guide will share his knowledge of popular local cuisine. Additional Notes: São Paulo is a huge, vibrant and very busy city. Traffic can be difficult and even driving out of the city can take longer than expected. Included Activities: São Paulo City and Food Tour Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle
Day 5 São Paulo/Paraty (1B, 1D) Drive to colonial Paraty. Visit an Afro-Brazilian community for a unique cultural interaction and enjoy a traditional meal. Opt to visit a cachaça distillery. Included Activities: Afro-Brazilian Community Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 298km)
Day 6 Paraty (1B, 1L) Enjoy an included schooner tour of the harbour's many islands and beaches. Included Activities: Paraty Bay Boat Tour
Day 7 Paraty/Rio de Janeiro (1B) This massive city gets as many as five million international tourists every year to sip caipirinhas on the beach, dance the samba in the city’s streets, and ascend Corcovado Mountain to see the truly monumental Christ the Redeemer up close. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 241km)
Day 8 Rio de Janeiro (1B) Explore vibrant Rio; sun, beach, and nightlife await. Opt to visit Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Day 9 Rio de Janeiro (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day