Argentina & Brazil Adventure

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Description

Get an invigorating taste of South America’s south on a trip that takes you from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro. Let the sounds of samba, jazz and reggae wash over you and get swept up in the infectious energy of the locals. Stroll white-sand beaches in Rio, rummage through antique fairs in Buenos Aires and sample delicious culinary specialties wherever you go. In between these two vibrant cities, become immersed in spectacular wilderness – from the sprawling wetlands of Ibera to the astonishing Iguazu Falls, there’s a trove of natural beauty waiting for you.

Trip Name
Argentina & Brazil Adventure
Last Updated
2019-09-18
Days
10
Capacity
12
Highlights
  • Discover Buenos Aires, Argentina's sultry and sensual capital. Tour its best sights, then explore its many corners at your leisure, from the star-studded Recoleta cemetery to the tucked-away milongas (tango halls)
  • Explore the lush landscapes of the Ibera Wetlands in search of anacondas, otters, howler monkeys and a vast array of colourful birds
  • With included visits to Iguazu Falls from both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides, you'll get the most out of this jaw-dropping natural wonder
  • Finish in Rio de Janeiro, where you're free to stroll the sands of Copacabana, soar across town on the Sugarloaf Cable Car or delve into the city's pulsing nightlife

Itinerary

ITINERARY CHANGES: Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you print and review a final copy prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any changes once on tour. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: A selection of optional activities that have been popular with past travellers are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only for some of what might be available. Prices are approximate, are for entrance only, and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability, and may be on a join-in basis. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination, so some pre-planning for what you are most interested in is advised. When it's recommended that travellers pre-book these activities, look for a note in the Special Information section of the day-to-day itinerary. For most, they can either be organised independently on the day, or let your leader know you are interested and they can assist. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. Although it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Medium and high risk activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with organising these activities. Activities that contravene our Responsible Travel policies are also not listed. Please remember that the decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

Day 1 - Buenos Aires
Bienvenido! Welcome to Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires is the ultimate cosmopolitan city, with Latin passion, European elegance and its own distinctive style. Your adventure begins with an important welcome meeting at 6pm. Your leader will leave a note at the hotel reception telling you where this important meeting will take place. If you arrive early, why not visit San Telmo and its weekend antiques market and artists' displays – it's a great chance to acquaint yourself with some portenos (local residents). Alternatively, visit Recoleta (the grand cemetery) or perhaps Casa Rosada (the Pink House).
Day 2 - Buenos Aires
Enjoy some breakfast, then embark on an orientation walk through this fantastic city. You'll be introduced to some of Buenos Aires' major sights – the likes of the Colon Theatre, the Obelisc and Plaza de Mayo. Along the way, learn a little more about Argentina's independence from Spain.
Day 3 - Ituzaingo
This morning catch a short flight to Posadas, followed by a drive to Ituzaingo (approximately 1 hour). Ituizangó will serve as your base to explore the beautiful Ibera Wetlands region in the north of Argentina. Spanning more than 15,000 square kilometres, the Ibera wetlands are roughly the size of Belgium, which gives you an idea of how much there is to explore. The biodiversity in incredible, and the swamps, lakes and lagoons are home to such creatures as otters, alligators, deer, wolves and black howler monkeys, just to name a few. Keep a look out too for those oddly noble-looking creatures, the capybaras. These cousins of guinea pigs are the largest rodents in the world.
Day 4 - Ibera Wetlands/Ituizangó
Take part on a full day (approximately 8-10 hour) walking tour and car safari with a guide, tasty lunch and plenty of snacks. You might see any number of obscure species – maybe caiman or swamp deer, perhaps even an armadillo, or a flock of rhea (which are like a South American equivalent of an emu). Anacondas, though particularly hard to spot at certain times of the year, are also known to inhabit these wetlands. Keep an eye to the sky, as you're bound to catch a glimpse of some of the 350 bird species here, from the sharp-tailed tyrant to the gorgeous and garish yellow robin.
Day 5 - Foz do Iguazu
Enjoy some breakfast and prepare for a long travel day. From Ituizangó take a comfortable local bus to Puerto Iguazu (approximately 5 hours). As soon as you arrive at Puerto Iguazu bus station, you will take a minivan across the border into Brazil and continue to your hotel in Foz do Iguazu (approximately one hour, depending on traffic at the Argentina–Brazil border).
Day 6 - Iguazu Falls
Here at Iguazu, you'll visit the mighty waterfalls from both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides. At over 2 kilometres long, Iguazu Falls are actually a series of cataracts. There are over 270 falls in all, and with some reaching up to 80 metres in height, they are wider than Victoria Falls and higher than Niagara. Enjoy the magnificent panoramas on the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls. Seeing the falls from this side has its perks, such as a view of San Martin Island which you don't quite get from the Argentinean side. You might like to take a helicopter ride over the falls while you're here. This optional excursion gives you spectacular views of the falls and the lush green parklands that surround it.
Day 7 - Iguazu Falls
Today we go to the Argentinean side of the Falls where it’s possible to follow a series of boardwalks to get up close to the thundering waters – so close you can almost touch them. Later, visit a Guarani community for the rare opportunity to meet some of the region’s few remaining indigenous people.
Day 8 - Rio de Janeiro
Travel by plane to Rio de Janeiro, the festive heart of Brazil. Settle into your hotel and then set out on an orientation walk with your leader. Rio is a fascinating and diverse city best known for its contrasting images of favelas (shanty towns) and the glitz and glamour of Carnaval. With free time, you can choose from many optional activities. Perhaps head to a football game, take a cable car ride between Praia Vermelha and the Sugarloaf Mountain for incredible views over town. For further options, chat to your leader.
Day 9 - Rio de Janeiro
The morning is free, so feel free to wander around and discover Rio before meeting the group for an afternoon tour that takes in Christ the Redeemer, Santa Teresa and the Selaron Steps.
Day 10 - Rio de Janeiro
There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time. ILHA GRANDE OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: This activity will only run on Wednesdays and Saturdays. If you wish to do this activity and your tour does not finish on one of these days you may need to book additional accommodation to allow for this activity. Pick up time for this activity is between 6am and 7:30am and does not return to Rio until approximately 8:30pm.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
05-10-201914-10-2019AUD $ 3,740-
12-10-201921-10-2019AUD $ 3,950-
19-10-201928-10-2019AUD $ 3,985-
26-10-201904-11-2019AUD $ 3,950-
02-11-201911-11-2019AUD $ 2,831-
09-11-201918-11-2019AUD $ 3,366-
16-11-201925-11-2019AUD $ 4,105-
14-12-201923-12-2019AUD $ 3,885-
28-12-201906-01-2020AUD $ 4,070-
11-01-202020-01-2020AUD $ 4,190-
25-01-202003-02-2020AUD $ 3,880-
08-02-202017-02-2020AUD $ 4,035-
07-03-202016-03-2020AUD $ 3,880-
21-03-202030-03-2020AUD $ 3,880-
28-03-202006-04-2020AUD $ 3,880-
11-04-202020-04-2020AUD $ 3,760-
18-04-202027-04-2020AUD $ 3,740-
25-04-202004-05-2020AUD $ 3,740-
02-05-202011-05-2020AUD $ 3,740-
16-05-202025-05-2020AUD $ 3,740-
23-05-202001-06-2020AUD $ 3,740-
30-05-202008-06-2020AUD $ 3,740-
06-06-202015-06-2020AUD $ 3,595-
13-06-202022-06-2020AUD $ 3,595-
20-06-202029-06-2020AUD $ 3,595-
27-06-202006-07-2020AUD $ 3,595-
04-07-202013-07-2020AUD $ 3,595-
11-07-202020-07-2020AUD $ 3,595-
18-07-202027-07-2020AUD $ 3,595-
25-07-202003-08-2020AUD $ 3,595-
08-08-202017-08-2020AUD $ 3,595-
15-08-202024-08-2020AUD $ 3,595-
29-08-202007-09-2020AUD $ 3,740-
05-09-202014-09-2020AUD $ 3,740-
12-09-202021-09-2020AUD $ 3,740-
19-09-202028-09-2020AUD $ 3,740-
26-09-202005-10-2020AUD $ 3,740-
10-10-202019-10-2020AUD $ 3,740-
17-10-202026-10-2020AUD $ 3,740-
24-10-202002-11-2020AUD $ 3,880-
31-10-202009-11-2020AUD $ 3,880-
07-11-202016-11-2020AUD $ 3,880-
14-11-202023-11-2020AUD $ 3,880-
21-11-202030-11-2020AUD $ 3,880-
28-11-202007-12-2020AUD $ 3,880-
12-12-202021-12-2020AUD $ 3,880-
19-12-202028-12-2020AUD $ 3,880-
09-01-202118-01-2021AUD $ 3,595-
23-01-202101-02-2021AUD $ 3,595-
20-02-202101-03-2021AUD $ 3,595-
06-03-202115-03-2021AUD $ 3,595-
20-03-202129-03-2021AUD $ 3,595-
27-03-202105-04-2021AUD $ 3,595-
10-04-202119-04-2021AUD $ 3,595-
17-04-202126-04-2021AUD $ 3,595-
24-04-202103-05-2021AUD $ 3,595-
01-05-202110-05-2021AUD $ 3,595-
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26-06-202105-07-2021AUD $ 3,595-
03-07-202112-07-2021AUD $ 3,595-
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28-08-202106-09-2021AUD $ 3,595-
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25-09-202104-10-2021AUD $ 3,595-
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30-10-202108-11-2021AUD $ 3,595-
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Accommodation

Hotel (9 nights)

Transport

Plane,local bus,private vehicle,boat

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