Southern Highlights

Comfort, Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

If time’s a little tight and you want to sample the region’s natural wonders without sacrificing some of South America’s most vibrant cities, there’s no better way to explore Argentina and Brazil. Savour the samba in Rio one night while exploring subtropical rainforest the next. From tango in the streets of Buenos Aires to the tangle of rainforest surrounding Iguassu Falls, this eight-day itinerary offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and cosmopolitan culture.

What’s included

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Afro-Brazilian Community Visit, Paraty
  • Arrival transfer
  • Buenos Aires city tour
  • Tour the Argentine and Brazilian sides of Iguassu Falls
  • Visit an Afro-Brazilian community and enjoy a local meal
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Experience the sophistication of buenos aires
  • Feel the mists of iguassu falls
  • Sip a caipirinha on the beach in southern brazil
  • Sample a traditional meal in an afro-brazilian community.

Itinerary

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 (1B) 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: Transportation can very on this day, depending on the size of the group we may take taxis or private mini-bus, we may even jump on the very fast and convenient metro. Included Activities: Buenos Aires Guided City Tour
Day 3 Buenos Aires/Foz do Iguaçu (1B) Fly north to the Iguassu 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. Spend around 3 hrs at the Brazilian side of the falls. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil) Iguassu Falls (Brazil Side) Guided Tour Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s), 1640km)
Day 4 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. Additional Notes: Note: If you have booked the Iguassu Falls Boat Ride Theme Pack, you will do it on Day 4 when visiting the Argentine side of the falls. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Brazil - Argentina) Iguassu Falls Visit Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil)
Day 5 Foz do Iguaçu/Paraty (1B) Paraty's bay is filled with more than 65 tropical islands and dozens of beaches. Each offers something different, and are covered with vegetation that remains lush and colourful year-round. The bay's water is always the right temperature for swimming, diving, and snorkelling. Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 298km)
Day 6 Paraty (1B, 1D) Enjoy a visit to a nearby Afro-Brazilian community for a unique cultural interaction. Included Activities: Afro-Brazilian Community Visit
Day 7 Paraty/Rio de Janeiro (1B) Continue 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 ocean-side jewel, Río de Janeiro. Enjoy any free time by exploring the wonders that this city has to offer from our centrally-located hotel in Copacabana. Opt to take a city tour. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 241km)
Day 8 Rio de Janeiro (1B) Depart at any time. Additional Notes: It is highly recommended to book post-accommodation in Rio on Day 8 to have another day to enjoy the sights of the city at your own leisure.
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