Buenos Aires to Manaus Itinerary

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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Days 1-2 Buenos Aires

Spend the day exploring history-rich Buenos Aires attractions and stay up late to dance with Portenos in a traditional tango milonga.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 3 Concordia

Drive towards the western shore of the Uruguayan River and bush camp at the border town of Concordia.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Day 4 San Ignacio Mini

Discover the impressive sight of San Ignacio Mini's intricately carved ruins.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 5-7 Iguazu Falls

Explore both the Argentinean and Brazilian sides of the staggering Iguazu Falls, admiring the jaw-dropping magnitude and panoramic splendour. Riverside boardwalks, misty rainbows and colourful butterflies all add to the magic of Foz do Iguazu.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 8-10 Bonito

Travel to Brazil's ecotourism capital Bonito, where optional activities abound from hiking scenic forest trails and snorkelling among colourful river fish to more adventurous activities such as caving, horse riding, abseiling and whitewater rafting.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 11-13 Pantanal

Set off on an adventure through the world's largest wetland area, the Southern Pantanal. Tour through the wilderness spotting birds and trying to glimpse sleek predators hunting prey.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Hacienda - 2

Day 14 Brotas

The tiny town of Brotas is a magnet for adventure sports fans and the ideal place to enjoy optional canyoning and whitewater rafting in untouched, natural environments.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 15-17 Paraty

While away the hours with a walk along Brazil's beautiful secluded beaches at Paraty. Island hop on a local boat ride or explore the depths of the crystal clear waters on a scuba diving excursion.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 18-19 Rio de Janeiro

Resting in the luminous Guanabara Bay and backed by lush mountains, Rio is a breathtaking city filled with the beat of music and the rhythm of samba. Rio attractions range from a visit to the famous Christ the Redeemer, spotting luminous budgie-smugglers on Copacabana beach or razzing it up at a street party.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

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

Nestled between Guanabara Bay and lush mountains, Rio de Janeiro's allure is intoxicating. Catch a live music show in Santa Teresa, join a favela tour, visit the lush Jardim Botanico or watch the sunset at Ipanema beach - with a refreshing agua de coco (coconut water) in hand. A night on the tiles experiencing Rio's acclaimed nightlife is a great way to kick off the tour!
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 25 Petropolis/Teresopolis

Visit the town of Petropolis en route to Teresopolis.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 26-27 Ouro Preto

Wander the tangle of narrow streets in colonial Ouro Preto and visit churches featuring the work of Aleijadinho - Brazil's most famous sculptor.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 28 Bush Camp

Travel through the ever-changing landscape of Brazil's countryside and set up camp in remote woodlands.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 29-30 Brasilia

Take a city tour of Brasilia - the futuristic, Oscar Niemeyer designed capital which is a feat of modern design and architectural ingenuity. Don't miss the chance to visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, shaped in a crown of thorns with angels suspended from the ceiling or perhaps head up to the television tower to take in views of Brasilia.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 31-33 Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park

Drive to Chapada dos Veadeiros for exploration and adventure in this magnificent national park, famous for its large quantities of quartz crystal in the soil. Stop to admire the many spectacular waterfalls flowing into the River Preto.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 34 Calvacante

Explore the vast and mysterious cave system at Terra Ronca on a guided tour. Visit a local community at Kalunga.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 35 Terra Ronca/Bush Camp

Take a guided tour of Terra Ronca, the largest cave system in South America, before crossing to the state of Bahia.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 36-38 Chapada Diamantina

Discover the unique landscape, flora and fauna of Chapada Diamantina National Park on a guided expedition. Take the chance to go trekking through the beautiful landscape inside the park.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 39-41 Salvador da Bahia

Arrive in Brazil's original capital city and discover cobbled streets and colourful buildings. Historic Salvador is world-renowned for mouth-watering food, lively music and for hosting flamboyant festivals.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2, Hotel - 1

Day 42 Pirambu

Travel north to enjoy the spectacular vistas of the rugged Brazilian coast, stopping to pitch a tent along the way.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 43 Olinda

Soak up the culture and history of Olinda, home to many artists and musicians.
ACCOM: Hostel - 1

Day 44 Cabaceiras

See the monolith at Inga and the stunning rock formations of Lajedo de Pai Mateus.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Day 45 Sousa

Walk in the footsteps of prehistoric creatures in the Vale dos Dinossauros and explore the caves and rock formations of inland Brazil.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 46-47 Canoa Quebrada

Travel to the serene seaside town of Canoa Quebrada, where a host of water-based activities will keep the adventurous traveller entertained.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Days 48-50 Jericoacoara

Close to the equator, Jericoacoara is a stunning beach paradise that boasts a tropical climate year-round. Thanks to restrictions in development, Jericoacoara has avoided the choking beach culture of areas with a higher tourist concentration. Instead, it has embraced a natural beauty that is demonstrated by numerous hiking trails that wind through spotless sand dunes, leading to turquoise waters.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 51-52 Parnaiba Delta

Journey through the gateway to the Parnaiba Delta and experience the unique system created by the waterways.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 53 Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Discover the rolling white sand dunes of Lencois Marahenses National Park by boat and 4x4. Keep cameras at the ready as the freshwater lagoons and thick mangroves combine with spotless, deserted beaches to create some of the most stunning landscapes on the continent.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 54 Sao Luis

Home to Brazilian reggae culture, fascinating historical sights and an energetic restaurant culture, Sao Luis is one of the liveliest places to visit in Brazil.
ACCOM: Hostel - 1

Day 55 Alcantara

Jump on a ferry and head across the bay to Alcantara. The near deserted town has become a national monument due to its convoluted history of invasions from the French, Dutch and Portuguese. See the physical evidence of tumultuous events as you wander through the colonial architecture.
ACCOM: Hostel - 1

Day 56 Belem

Travel to Belem on the north coast of Brazil, considered a gateway to the Amazon River. Known as the 'city of the mango trees', Belem is home to many buzzing markets including the quayside Ver-o-Peso.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 57-61 Amazon River Ferry

Travel down jungle rivers on a five day ferry journey through the mighty Amazon. Spot exotic wildlife, marvel at the wild landscape on both sides and simply be captivated by the Amazon's remote, seductive vibe.
ACCOM: Hammock - 5

Days 62-63 Manaus

Travel to the busy town of Manaus, the ideal launch pad for a boat tour of the Amazon Jungle, before bidding a fond 'adeus' to bold and beautiful Brazil.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1