In Search Of Iguassu - Buenos Aires to Rio
Sampling the cuisine and culture of Buenos Aires, discovering Uruguay's rural beauty at a working ranch, marvelling at Iguassu Falls, skipping the bus and gaining time (and comfort!) with a flight to Sao Paulo, sipping caipirinhas on the beach, revelling in Rio de Janiero.
Get your South American rush with other young travellers not afraid to embrace the new. You'll kick off the adventure in sophisticated Buenos Aires before getting your heart pounding on horseback rides and day hikes at a working Uruguayan ranch. Marvel at Iguassu Falls, then hop a flight to Sao Paulo on your way to the Brazilian coast—no gruelling bus ride means more time on the beach. We'll wrap up in the party in Rio, where you're free to embrace the carnival atmosphere from our centrally located Copacabana hotel.
- Activities and meals while at estancia in Uruguay, entrance and visit to both the Argentine and Brazilian sides of Iguassu Falls
- 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners. (Allow USD480-520 for meals not included.)
- Simple hotels (12 nts), hostel (1 nt), estancia/ranch (2 nts, some multi-share), overnight bus (1 nt).
- Public bus, minivan, taxis, plane, ferry, walking.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12.
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Day 1 Buenos Aires
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Buenos Aires
Explore the many attractions. Check out a football match, a tango show, or the famous city nightlife.
Day 3-5 Colonia/Montevideo
Cross the Rio de la Plata by ferry to Colonia, Uruguay. Free time to explore the area and relax at a streetside café. In the country's capital, visit the Carnival Museum and grab a snack at the Port Market.
Day 6-8 Estancia Stay (2B,2L,2D)
Leave the city and lights behind in favour of the Uruguayan rural life. Get dirty at a working ranch, head for hikes or horseback rides, and indulge in local barbeques and wine. Head out on Day 8 for the Argentine border and an overnight bus.
Day 9-10 Iguassu Falls
Explore both the Argentine and Brazilian sides of the falls with an optional boat ride near the base of the falls.
Day 11-12 Paraty
Skipping a 15-hour bus ride, we fly to Sao Paulo and head straight to the coast. Explore the colonial Paraty, and take time on the beaches or enjoy an optional cachaça distillery visit or a boat tour of the bay.
Day 13-15 Ilha Grande
Free time for hikes and walks around the island to explore the beaches or take an optional boat tour.
Day 16 Rio de Janeiro
Explore the city using our centrally located hotel in Copacabana as a base.
Day 17 Rio de Janeiro
Depart at any time.
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