Rhythms of the South - Northbound Trip Notes

Rhythms of the South - Northbound

Last Modified: 09 Nov 2011
Rhythms of the South - Northbound
Trip code: GPKB
Validity: 19 Jan 2008 to 31 Dec 2010
Table of Contents
StyleGroup sizeJoining point instructions
ItineraryAccommodationFinish point instructions
Culture shock rating Meals
Physical ratingTransport
  • Comfort is your style of travel if you want the whole grassroots experience with more inclusions, meals and creature comforts. While accommodation is predominantly tourist class (3-4 star), on some itineraries there is the opportunity to stay with a local family, spend the night on a train or camp out in exotic places (without putting up your own tent of course). Along the way, you'll really experience the destination up close. You'll mingle with locals, enjoy a taste of their way of life and gain special insights from your leader. This is not luxury travel, but real world experiences - just with a softer landing!
      Culture shock rating

      At times local life here will be familiar to that of back home, and at times very different. Services are available most of the time, English may not be the native language, and there may be some cultural differences.
      Physical rating

      Some easy physical activities included in your trip. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the journey.
      Group size
      Maximum of 12 travellers per group.
      No meals included
      Joining point instructions
      This trip includes an arrival transfer. Our local operator will be waiting for you holding an Intrepid sign when you exit the baggage claim area of the arrivals hall. Please note you must inform us of your arrival flight details at least 15 days before trip departure in order for us to provide your transfer.
      There are 2 airports in Buenos Aires: international (Ezeiza) and domestic (Aeroparque).
      Ezeiza is 35 km south west from the city. Manuel Tienda Leon, located on your right hand side as you exit the luggage collection area, runs an efficient bus service to their offices down town (Avenida Madero & San Martin) for around US$15. From here a taxi to your hotel will cost you around US$5. Alternatively, you can catch a taxi from the airport (arranged by the same Manuel Tienda Leon) for about US$40.
      Aeroparque, is located just outside the city centre and a taxi ride to your hotel will cost you around US$10.
      Finish point instructions
      Airport Tom Jobin (Galeao) is located 15 km north of Rio.
      You can take the Real Auto Bus from Copacabana Beach to the airport. The cost is only around US$3, but it can take an hour.