In Search Of Iguassu—Rio to Buenos Aires

17 days,Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires

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.

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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 South America's unique vibe.

What's Included

  • Entrance and visit to the Argentine and Brazilian sides of Iguassu Falls. Activities while at the estancia in Uruguay. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 7 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 (1B)

Free time to hike and explore the island's beaches or take an optional boat tour.

Day 5-6 Paraty (1B)

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 (1B)

Skipping the long bus ride, travel to São Paulo and fly to Iguassu. Explore both the Argentine and Brazilian sides of the falls, and take an optional boat ride near the base of the falls. Overnight bus to Uruguay.

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 barbecues and wine.

Day 12-14 Montevideo/Colonia (3B)

In Uruguay's capital, opt to 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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