Hug the coastline of eastern South America on this amazing unplugged adventure. Discover a myriad of colourful Argentinean attractions, travel to Rio de Janeiro to soak up 'la vida' Brazil style and explore the spirited capital of Uruguay. South America will reveal itself as a fun, feisty and flamboyant continent that will leave you giddy and wanting more, more, more!

Start
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Finish
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Countries
Argentina,
Brazil,
Uruguay
Themes
Explorer
Code
GGRS
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
210kg pp per trip

Travel to Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil on this Latin adventure


Highlights

  • Travel to funky Palermo in Buenos Aires
  • Experience farm life during a Uruguayan estancia stay
  • Visit Rio de Janeiro and party with the locals
  • See the Iguazu River crash into the Garganta do Diablo
  • Enjoy the laidback city of Montevideo
  • Discover Brazil's most beautiful beaches on Ilha Grande
  • Get lost in the backstreets of Colonia

Itinerary

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Inclusions

Meals
6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport
Bus, Ferry, Overnight bus
Accommodation
Estancia (3 nights), Hotel (11 nights), Overnight bus (2 nights)
Included activites
  • 3 Night Traditional Estancia Stay
  • Iguazu Falls - Argentina side tour
  • Iguazu Falls - Brazil side tour
  • Orientation Tour - Buenos Aires

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Notes

A Single Supplement is available on this trip. On the following nights the single supplement is not available:
Days 4-6 - Estancia Stay
Day 7 - Overnight bus
Day 10 - Overnight bus

Important notes

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Buenos Aires to Rio Unplugged, March 2015

Buenos Aires to Rio Unplugged, March 2015