In Search Of Iguassu—Rio to Buenos Aires

17 days,Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires

Revelling in Rio, wandering around colonial Paraty, sipping a caipirinha on the beach in southern Brazil, being awed by Iguassu Falls, discovering the charm of Uruguay at an estancia, sampling the food and wine of Buenos Aires.


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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 carnival 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 the South America's unique vibe.

What's Included

  • Entrance and visit to the Argentine and Brazilian sides of Iguassu Falls. Activities and meals while at the estancia in Uruguay. Internal flight.
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners. (Allow USD $450-$500 for meals not included.)
  • Simple hotels (12 nts, some multi-share), hostel (1 nt), estancia/ranch (2 nts, multi-share), overnight bus (1 nt).
  • Public bus, minivan, taxis, ferry, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.
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Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro. See In Search Of Iguassu - Buenos Aires to Rio

Day 1 Rio de Janeiro

Arrive at any time.

Day 2-4 Ilha Grande

Free time for hikes and walks around the island to explore the beaches or take an optional boat tour.

Day 5-6 Paraty

Explore colonial Paraty, and opt to chill on the beach, visit a cachaça distillery or a take boat tour of the bay.

Day 7-9 Iguassu Falls

Skipping the long bus ride, travel to São Paulo and fly from there to Iguassu. Explore both the Argentine and Brazilian sides of the falls with an optional boat ride near the base of the falls. Overnight bus on Day 9.

Day 10-11 Estancia Stay (1B,2L,2D)

Dive into Uruguayan rural life. Get dirty at a working ranch, head for hikes and indulge in local barbeques and wine.

Day 12-14 Montevideo/Colonia (1B)

In Uruguay's capital, visit the carnival museum and grab a snack at the local Port Market. Explore the cobblestone streets of Colonia and relax at a streetside café.

Day 15-16 Buenos Aires

Cross the Río Plata and explore the many attractions. Check out a football game, a tango show or the city's famous nightlife.

Day 17 Buenos Aires

Depart at any time.

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