Buenos Aires to Rio Unplugged Itinerary

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      USD $1,800
      CAD $1,845
      AUD $1,920
      EUR €1,335
      GBP £1,150
      NZD $2,275
      ZAR R17,445
      CHF FR1,645
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Buenos Aires to Rio Unplugged.
argentina colourful home

argentina colourful home

argentina tango

brazil iguassu falls lookout

brazil iguassu falls

brazil pantanal lizard


brazil rio

Day 1 Buenos Aires

Explore the diverse, though invariably colourful, barrios (neighbourhoods) of Buenos Aires, such as lively La Boca, funky Palermo Soho or bohemian San Telmo. Perhaps head to the famous Recoleta Cemetery for a reflective stroll through one of the world's most scenic cemeteries.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 2 Colonia

Hop aboard a ferry across the tea-coloured Rio de la Plata to the Uruguayan port town of Colonia. Wander the town's quaint narrow streets, dine at a riverside restaurant and admire the homely mix of sandstone architecture at every twist and turn.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 3 Montevideo

Travel on to Uruguay's vibrant beach-side capital, Montevideo. Hit the attractive beaches, park your posterior at one of the pretty plaza cafes, or feast on sizzling plates of barbecued meats to sizzling sounds of live jazz beats at Mercado del Puerto.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 4-7 Estancia Stay

Sample something of the simpler life on a traditional estancia (ranch) homestay. Those prone to pondering a possible career change may like to test their mettle helping out with the daily farm chores, such as sheep herding or tending the garden. Otherwise just sit back on the veranda and chew the fat with your travel companions before being treated to some hearty Uruguayan home cooking.
ACCOM: Hacienda - 3, Overnight bus - 1

Days 8-10 Foz do Iguazu

Venture out for a visit to Argentina's most breathtaking attraction, the mighty Iguazu Falls. Cross the wooden walkways to peer over the ledge at thousands of litres of water thundering down the Iguazu River. Wider than Victoria Falls, higher than Niagara Falls and covered in swathes of lush jungle, they're a truly awe-inspring spectacle to behold and explore.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2, Overnight bus - 1

Days 11-12 Paraty

Travel to paradisal Paraty for a spot of Brazilian-style rest and relaxation. Dawdle the wide cobblestone streets or head off along the network of jungle trails in search of waterfalls and wildlife.

Days 13-15 Ilha Grande

With a unique blend of tropical beaches and steamy rainforest, Ilha Grande is one of Brazil's most idyllic island getaways. Relax beachside with a caipirinha in hand, hike through the forests to Praia Lopes Mendes or don a mask and snorkel and enter an underwater wonderland.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 16-17 Rio de Janeiro

What better place to end this South American odyssey than in rowdy and rambunctious Rio de Janeiro. Sprawl on the sands of Copacabana, hike up Sugarloaf Mountain for stunning bay views and revel 'til you drop at the local bars and street parties that overwhelm this sensational city.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1