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.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Manaus, Brazil
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 18
Group size
Min 4 Max 22
Carbon offset
1 356kg pp per trip


  • Explore trendy Palermo in Buenos Aires
  • Marvel at the mighty Foz do Iguazu
  • Take an unforgettable Amazon River tour
  • Spot native animals in the Amazon rainforest
  • Explore the vast Pantanal wetlands
  • Walk along Paraty's colonial streets
  • Experience the rhythm and colour of Rio de Janeiro
  • Travel along the beautiful coast of Brazil
  • Tour the ruins of San Ignacio Mini
  • Snorkel with colourful fish at Bonito
  • Enjoy classic South American cuisine and hospitality
  • Walk the cobbled streets of Salvador


Spend the day exploring history-rich Buenos Aires attractions and stay up late to dance with Portenos in a traditional tango milonga.
Drive towards the western shore of the Uruguayan River and bush camp at the border town of Concordia.
Discover the impressive sight of San Ignacio Mini's intricately carved ruins.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Visit the town of Petropolis en route to Teresopolis.
Wander the tangle of narrow streets in colonial Ouro Preto and visit churches featuring the work of Aleijadinho - Brazil's most famous sculptor.
Travel through the ever-changing landscape of Brazil's countryside and set up camp in remote woodlands.
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.
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.
Explore the vast and mysterious cave system at Terra Ronca on a guided tour. Visit a local community at Kalunga.
Take a guided tour of Terra Ronca, the largest cave system in South America, before crossing to the state of Bahia.
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.
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.
Travel north to enjoy the spectacular vistas of the rugged Brazilian coast, stopping to pitch a tent along the way.
Soak up the culture and history of Olinda, home to many artists and musicians.
See the monolith at Inga and the stunning rock formations of Lajedo de Pai Mateus.
Walk in the footsteps of prehistoric creatures in the Vale dos Dinossauros and explore the caves and rock formations of inland Brazil.
Travel to the serene seaside town of Canoa Quebrada, where a host of water-based activities will keep the adventurous traveller entertained.
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.
Journey through the gateway to the Parnaiba Delta and experience the unique system created by the waterways.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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4x4, Boat, Ferry, Overland vehicle
Bush camp (no facilities) (5 nights), Camping (with facilities) (26 nights), Hacienda (2 nights), Hammock (5 nights), Hostel (5 nights), Hotel (13 nights)
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


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