Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires: Waterfalls & White Sands

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

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Dance your way through the best of South America's colourful cities. Kick off your adventure in Rio where you're free to explore the party atmosphere or soak up rays. You'll enjoy time outdoors and on the beach at Ilha Grande and connect with the land at an estancia stay in Uruguay. Best of all, we'll fly over to Iguassu Falls for more time to explore the immense cascades. With accommodation and transport arranged by a CEO, this trip offers great value and is the perfect way to discover South America's unique vibe.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Favela Experience, Rio de Janeiro Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Discover Moment: Ilha Grande Your Discover Moment: Paraty Your Local Living Moment: Estancia Stay, Colonia La Concordia Your Discover Moment: Buenos Aires
  • Entrance and visit to the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls
  • Activities while at the estancia in Uruguay
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Revel in the energy of rio
  • Wander around colonial paraty
  • Sip a caipirinha on the beach in southern brazil
  • Marvel at iguassu falls
  • Discover the charm of uruguay at an estancia
  • Sample the food and wine of buenos aires


Rio de Janeiro Arrive at any time. Head to a “quiosque” along Copacabana beach with your fellow travellers. Get to know the group over some drinks then head out to experience Rio’s famous nightlife.
Rio de Janeiro In the morning, explore the favela with a local resident on a G Adventures-supported tour to watch a drumming demonstration, get a Capoeira lesson, and sample craft beers with a new perspective of the city. Enjoy a free afternoon to discover all that Rio has to offer.
Rio de Janeiro/Ilha Grande Continue by van up the coast and take a ferry to Ilha Grande. Opt to hike the island's remote trails, pick up some snorkel gear or relax on the beach.
Ilha Grande Free time to hike and explore the island's beaches or take an optional boat tour.
Ilha Grande/Paraty Head to colonial Paraty, explore the cobblestone streets and opt to visit a cachaça distillery.
Paraty Free day in Paraty to explore.
Paraty/Iguassu Falls Skip the bus ride and hop on a flight to Iguassu falls.
Iguassu Falls In the morning, visit the Argentine side of the falls, and opt to take a boat tour to see the cascading falls from below.
Iguassu Falls/Estancia Enjoy free time today, opt to visit the Brazilian side of the falls and get an incredible panoramic view. Or, opt to take a helicopter ride over the falls, or visit a bird park. Later, hop on an overnight bus to Uruguay.
Estancia Stay Dive into Uruguayan rural life known in the region as an estancia. Get dirty at a working ranch, enjoy a walk in the countryside, and indulge in local barbecues.
Estancia Stay Free time to explore the area or help out on the estancia.
Estancia Stay/Montevideo In Uruguay's capital, opt to visit the carnival museum and grab a snack at the local Port Market.
Montevideo Free day in Montevideo, opt to explore the city, hop on a bike to explore the coast, or take a day-trip to glamorous Punta del Este.
Montevideo/Colonia Travel to the charming colonial city of Colonia Del Sacramento. Experience the relaxed, pleasant Uruguayan culture and stroll down its cobble-stoned streets on an orientation walk.
Colonia/Buenos Aires Cross the Río Plata and explore the many attractions of Buenos Aires. Check out a football game, a tango show or the city's famous nightlife.
Buenos Aires Enjoy a free day to 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.
Buenos Aires Depart at any time.