18-to-Thirtysomethings: In Search of Iguassu Buenos Aires to Rio (JBR)
Countries Visited: Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Basic
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 18, avg 14.
Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Simple hotels (12 nts, some multi-share), hostel (1 nt), estancia/ranch (2 nts, multi-share), overnight bus (1 nt).
Sample the cuisine and culture of Buenos Aires, discover Uruguays rural beauty at a working ranch, marvel at Iguassu Falls, skip the overnight bus and gain time (and comfort!) with a flight to Sao Paulo, sip caipirinhas on the beach, revel in the energy of Rio de Janeiro.
Get your South American rush with other young travellers not afraid to embrace the new. Youll kick off the adventure in sophisticated Buenos Aires before getting back to nature on day hikes at a working Uruguayan ranch. Marvel at Iguassu Falls, then hop on a flight to Sao Paulo on your way to the Brazilian coast - no gruelling bus ride means more time on the beach. Well wrap up in the party in Rio, where youre free to embrace the carnival atmosphere from our centrally located Copacabana hotel.
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|Day 1||Buenos Aires||Day 1 Buenos Aires|
Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: Booking pre- or post-trip accommodation is highly recommended to fully experience the cities and take advantage of the optional activities available. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Buenos Aires||Day 2 Buenos Aires|
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 tanguerIas. Wander the pedestrian walkways and see some dancing in the streets. Whatever you do, Buenos Aires is sure to leave lasting memories.
|Day 3||Colonia||Day 3 Buenos Aires/Colonia|
Cross the RIo 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 cafE. Additional Notes: In high season, accommodation may be multi-share. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Argentina - Uruguay) Orientation Walk Transport: Ferry (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 4||Montevideo||Day 4 Colonia/Montevideo (1B)|
Spend free time in Montevideo exploring the city and Mercado del Puerto, having a picnic in the park or visiting Estadio Centenario where the first World Cup was played in 1930. Cycle around the coast or head to the beach. Transport: Local bus (2.50-3.00 hours, 177km)
|Day 5||Montevideo||Day 5 Montevideo (1B)|
Free time to explore Montevideo.
|Day 6||Estancia Stay||Day 6 Montevideo/Estancia Stay (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Travel by day through picturesque settlements and pastures finishing in the last Uruguayan stop-a local ranch, known in the region as an estancia. Included Activities: Estancia Stay Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 250km)
|Day 7||Estancia Stay||Day 7 Estancia Stay (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Spend a day at the estancia getting into rural life. Learn about the historical roots of the region, lend a hand on the farm, go for a walk, make empanadas or sit back and sip on the wines of the region as you take in local Uruguayan life. Included Activities: Estancia Stay
|Day 8||Iguassu Falls||Day 8 Estancia Stay/Iguassu Falls (1B)|
In the morning cross the border into Gualeguaychu in Argentina, then begin the long overnight journey to Iguassu Falls. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Uruguay - Argentina) Transport: Overnight bus (16.00-18.00 hours, 868km)
|Day 9||Iguassu Falls||Day 9 Iguassu Falls|
After a night of travel, our visit to Brazil begins with the magnificent Foz do Iguacu, or Iguassu falls, bordering Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil) Iguassu Falls (Brazil Side) Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours)
|Day 10||Iguassu Falls||Day 10 Iguassu Falls (1B)|
Today enjoy a full day excursion to the Argentinian side of the falls. Wander along the walk paths that connect different view points of the falls. Opt to take a boat tour to see the cascading falls from below. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Brazil - Argentina) Iguassu Falls Visit Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil)
|Day 11||Paraty||Day 11 Foz do Iguacu/Paraty|
Skipping the long bus ride, we fly to Sao Paulo and head straight to Paraty, a quaint colonial town on the coast renowned for its architecture. Additional Notes: In high season, accommodation in Paraty may be multi-share. Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s), 1000km) Shared van (5.00-6.00 hours, 314km)
|Day 12||Paraty||Day 12 Paraty (1B)|
Paraty is a quaint colonial town renowned for its architecture-the pace might be slow but theres a lot to choose from. Considered one of the worlds most important examples of Portuguese colonial architecture by UNESCO, the historic centre is a well-preserved national historic monument, and today has been closed to vehicles to preserve its laid-back colonial ambiance. Optional caipirinha boat trip, regular boat trips, kayak tours, horseback riding and jeep tours.
|Day 13||Ilha Grande||Day 13 Paraty/Ilha Grande (1B)|
Tavel to the port in Angra dos Reis and catch a boat over to Ilha Grande not far from the coast. Additional Notes: In high season, accommodation in Ilha Grande may be multi-share. Transport: Local bus (1.50-2.00 hours) Ferry (1.50 hour(s))
|Days 14-15||Ilha Grande||Days 14-15 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||Rio de Janeiro||Day 16 Ilha Grande/Rio de Janeiro|
Leaving the port after returning from Ilha Grande, a dramatic road then takes us north 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, RIo de Janeiro. Enjoy any free time by taking an optional city tour or exploring the wonders that this city has to offer from the centrally located hostel in Copacabana. Additional Notes: The hostel has private rooms with private bathrooms for travellers, but its common areas are shared with other guests of the hostel. Transport: Ferry (1.50 hour(s)) Local van (3.00-3.50 hours)
|Day 17||Rio de Janeiro||Day 17 Rio de Janeiro (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
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