Buenos Aires to Rio & Northern Brazil

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Buenos Aires to Fortaleza
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Tour description

For 25 days, check out the best highlights of Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil with a group of new friends. Roam the gorgeous streets of Buenos Aires, visit a traditional ranch in Uruguay, gape at massive Iguassu Falls, hike across the car-free island of Ilha Grande, soak up some culture in Salvador, and bliss out on the picture-perfect beaches of Jericoacoara. Nature, beaches, cities, nightlife, food, and friends: this one's got it all.

What's included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Buenos Aires Your Local Living Moment: Estancia Stay, Colonia La Concordia Your Discover Moment: Paraty Your Discover Moment: Ilha Grande Your Discover Moment: Rio de Janeiro
  • Activities while at the estancia (Uruguay)
  • Entrance and visit to both the Argentine and Brazilian sides of Iguassu Falls
  • Orientation walks in Salvador and Fortaleza
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Sample the cuisine and culture of buenos aires
  • Discover uruguay's rural beauty at a working ranch
  • Marvel at iguassu falls
  • Sip caipirinhas on the beach
  • Revel in the energy of rio de janiero
  • Get your samba on in salvador
  • Chill out beachside in jericoacoara.

Itinerary

Day 1: Buenos Aires Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Buenos Aires Explore the "Paris of the Americas," from the hidden patios of trendy Palermo to bohemian vibes in San Telmo this city has something for everyone.

Day 3: Buenos Aires/Colonia del Sacramento Cross the Río de la Plata by ferry to Colonia, Uruguay. Explore on an orientation walk, then enjoy free time to explore the area and relax at a streetside café.

Day 4: Colonia del Sacramento/Montevideo Travel from Colonia to Montevideo in the morning. Explore Montevideo in the afternoon; opt to grab a snack at the Port Market, wander around the colourful old town, or visit Estadio Centenario where the first World Cup was played.

Day 5: Montevideo Enjoy another day to get to know Montevideo. Opt to take a day trip to glamorous Punta del Este or chill in the park like a local.

Day 6: Montevideo/Mercedes Travel by day through picturesque settlements and pastures finishing in the last Uruguayan stop—a local ranch, known in the region as an estancia.

Day 7: Estancia Stay Spend a day in the life on an Uruguayan ranch, go for a walk in the countryside, learn how to make empanadas, and experience a local barbecue.

Day 8: Mercedes/Iguaçu Falls In the morning cross the border into Gualeguaychu in Argentina, then begin the long overnight journey to Iguassu Falls.

Day 9: Iguaçu Falls Explore the Brazilian side of the falls with free time in the afternoon. Opt to take a helicopter ride over the falls, visit a bird park or see the Itaipu Dam.

Day 10: Iguaçu Falls Today enjoy a full day excursion to the Argentine side of the falls. Wander along the walk paths that connect different viewpoints of the falls. Opt to take a boat tour to see the cascading falls from below.

Day 11: Iguaçu Falls/Paraty Skip an overnight bus ride and fly to São Paulo, heading straight to the coast. Explore colonial Paraty, then hit the beach.

Day 12: Paraty Free time to explore Paraty's beaches, a national park and surroundings. Opt to visit a cachaça distillery or take a boat tour to nearby islands.

Day 13: Paraty/Ilha Grande Continue by van up the coast, and take a ferry to Ilha Grande.

Day 14: Ilha Grande Free time to explore the beaches of Ilha Grande. Opt to hike the remote trails, take a boat trip around the island, play in the waves or go snorkelling.

Day 15: Ilha Grande Free time to explore the beaches of Ilha Grande. Opt to hike the remote trails, take a boat trip around the island, play in the waves or go snorkelling.

Day 16: Ilha Grande/Rio de Janeiro Travel to Rio de Janeiro. Take a city tour to experience sights like Rio's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, or take a leisurely stroll along Copacabana beach as the waves lap at your feet.

Day 17: Rio de Janeiro Enjoy a free day to soak up the vibrant energy of Rio de Janeiro.

Day 18: Rio de Janeiro/Salvador Fly up the coast to the capital of Bahia and enjoy an orientation walk around the Pelourinho or old city centre complete with brightly painted colonial buildings.

Day 19: Salvador Enjoy free time to explore town. Hit the beach, take a capoeira lesson, or learn how to samba.

Day 20: Salvador/Fortaleza Cover the long distance with another flight to the vibrant city of Fortaleza. Enjoy an orientation walk upon arrival.

Day 21: Fortaleza/Jericoacoara Spend the day travelling further north past beaches and sand dunes to reach Jericoacoara, a tranquil slice of beachside paradise.

Day 22: Jericoacoara Enjoy a few free days and opt to take a dunebuggy tour across the sand, go surfing or relax in a hammock over the sea.

Day 23: Jericoacoara Explore the small town, take a stroll along the endless beach and watch windsurfers ride the waves. Opt to take a surf lesson, rent a stand up paddle board or soak up the sun.

Day 24: Jericoacoara/Fortaleza Transfer back to Fortaleza and after leaving behind the chill town of Jeri enjoy the hustle and nightlife of the city.

Day 25: Fortaleza Depart at any time.