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Experience the ultimate overland South America tour through Argentina and Brazil. Visit Iguazu Falls, Salvador and hop aboard an Amazon River ferry tour.

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Enjoy a wild and wonderful tour of Argentina and Brazil

Get a taste of the infectious rhythm of Argentina and Brazil on this overland tour from Buenos Aires to Manaus, taking in the spectacular Iguazu Falls, the vast Pantanal wetlands and the futuristic capital city of Brazil along the way. Enjoy an incredible Amazon tour from Manaus, visit historic cities, natural wonders and kick back on Brazil's north coast. From tango to samba, Spanish to Portuguese and wine to caipirinhas, Argentina and Brazil are distinct - but share a zest for life that is sure to have you enthralled.

  • Enjoy classic South American cuisine and hospitality
  • Explore trendy Palermo in Buenos Aires
  • Marvel at the mighty Foz do Iguazu
  • Spot native animals in the Amazon rainforest
  • Take an unforgettable Amazon River tour
  • Tour the ruins of San Ignacio Mini
  • Walk along Paraty's colonial streets
  • Walk the cobbled streets of Salvador

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Finish:

    Manaus, Brazil
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (5 nts), Camping (with facilities) (26 nts), Hacienda (2 nts), Hammock (5 nts), Hostel (5 nts), Hotel (13 nts)
  • Transport:

    4x4, Boat, Ferry, Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    4WD Tour, 5 day boat journey, Boat trip, Full day guided tour - Brasilia, Guided tour, Guided Tour, Guided tour of cave system, Inga Monolith, Jesuit Mission ruins and museum, San Ignacio de Mini, Lajedo de Pai Mateus, Parnaiba Delta boat tour, Tamar Turtle Conservation Project, Visit Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls (entrance fee included), Visit Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls (entrance fee included), Visit to Kalunga community, Visit to Petropolis, Visit to the Vale dos Dinossaurus

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1356kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.

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Buenos Aires to Manaus Summary

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Days 1-2 Buenos Aires

Cosmopolitan, cultured and chic, Buenos Aires has European sensibilities with a fiery Latin heart. Discover colonial architecture, funky neighbourhoods, exceptional cuisine and a thriving nightlife.

Day 3 Concordia

Sitting on the Uruguay River opposite the Uruguayan city of Salto, Concordia is Argentina's centre of citrus growing and a peaceful place to relax waterside.

Day 4 San Ignacio Mini

Founded in 1632 and now well-preserved ruins, San Ignacio Mini is an old Jesuit mission that was destroyed in 1817 and rediscovered amongst the jungle the late 1800s.

Days 5-7 Iguazu Falls

An Argentinean town close to the breathtaking Iguazu Falls, Puerto Iguazu is a relaxed, friendly place to rest after a day enjoying the splendour of the falls.

Days 8-10 Bonito

Beautiful by name, beautiful by nature, Bonito is a small town set amongst a gorgeous landscape of emerald jungle and glassy, blue rivers simply teeming with life.

Days 11-13 Pantanal

The Pantanal is the largest wetlands in the world and is home to thousands of species of animals and plants, and its 210,00 sq km spreads through Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia.

Day 14 Brotas

A tiny place that has a big name for eco-tourism, Brotas offers hiking, kayaking, rafting and other sports in a pristine jungle environment.

Days 15-17 Paraty

Step back in time in gorgeous Paraty, where Portuguese colonial buildings, cobblestone streets and horse and cart are set against a verdant backdrop of misty hills.

Days 18-19 Rio de Janeiro

Bigger than life and beautiful to boot, Rio de Janeiro sits resplendent among mountains, rainforest and sea, and emits an energy that is irresistible to everyone who visits.

Days 20-23 Rio de Janeiro

Take a break from travelling and settle in for a few days in Rio. This bubbly city is full of entertainment and culture to enjoy. Explore or relax at your own discretion before rejoining the Intrepid adventure.

Day 24 Rio de Janeiro

With one of the greatest natural settings in the world, Rio de Janeiro shines with amazing beaches, misty mountains, lively neighbourhoods and a samba beat.

Day 25 Petropolis/Teresopolis

Located in verdant hills not far from Rio, Petropolis is a tranquil haven with some gorgeous historic buildings, the fascinating Imperial Museum and charming natural settings. Abundant in natural beauty, Teresopolis borders the Serra dos Orgaos National Park and is famed for its outdoor adventures and challenging mountain peaks.

Days 26-27 Ouro Preto

Built during Brazil's gold rush in the late 17th century, Ouro Preto's wealth produced a cultural city filled with spectacular Baroque architecture.

Day 28 Bush Camp

Set up camp in the lush Brazilian countryside and enjoy a night under the stars.

Days 29-30 Brasilia

Brasilia was planned and built in the 1950s as the country's new capital and is a marvel of design and architecture, lauded the world over.

Days 31-33 Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park

Estimated to be a paltry 1.8 billion years old, the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park sparkles with crystals, rains with waterfalls and abounds in rare and amazing animals.

Day 34 Calvacante

Cavalcante is a small town located on the edge of the Chapado dos Veadeiros National Park. It has excellent hiking trails and gorgeous scenery.

Day 35 Terra Ronca/Bush Camp

Terra Ronca is a state park that has a large number of incredible caves and grottoes, formed by erosion caused by rain and the Lapa River.

Days 36-38 Chapada Diamantina

With table-top mountains, lush valleys, dramatic monoliths, bubbling rivers and striking caves, Chapada Diamantina National Park is a true gem of Brazil.

Days 39-41 Salvador da Bahia

A laidback city known as 'Brazil's capital of happiness', Salvador da Bahia's streets are full of colour, its air full of music and people full of smiles.

Day 42 Pirambu

A tiny seaside town surrounded by mangroves, coconut trees, sand dunes, lakes and the ocean, Pirambu is famed for the turtles who come to its shores.

Day 43 Olinda

Olinda has beautifully preserved colonial buildings, is an artistic and cultural centre and has a lively night-life, all set on the cerulean waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Day 44 Cabaceiras

Cabaceiras is a small town close to some fascinating ancient rock formations - the Lajedo de Pai Mateus and a monolith engraved with prehistoric drawings.

Day 45 Sousa

Sousa is famed for being located near the Vale dos Dinossauros, a site where fossils and footprints of dinosaurs have been found in abundance.

Days 46-47 Canoa Quebrada

With blue skies, orangey sand dunes and turquoise waters, Canoa Quebrada is a chilled-out town with lots of adventure sports and entertainment.

Days 48-50 Jericoacoara

Idyllic waters, a beautiful coastline and minimal development has made Jericoacoara the perfect place to enjoy both gorgeous beaches and the best of small-town Brazil

Days 51-52 Parnaiba Delta

Parnaiba is a cute port city located close to the amazing Parnaiba Delta, which is filled with waterways and mangroves teeming with unique animals and plant life.

Day 53 Lencois Maranhenses National Park

It may look like a desert of endless white sand, but Lencois Maranhenses National Park is home to fresh-water lagoons, mangroves, beaches and the Preguicas River.

Day 54 Sao Luis

Sao Luis's beautiful historical centre is a joy to explore and along with interesting festivals, the city has some wonderful museums and galleries to explore.

Day 55 Alcantara

A small colonial town sitting across the water from Sao Luis, Alcantara is surrounded by greenery and has some interesting museums and eateries.
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