See Argentina's attractions and the incredible places to visit in Brazil

Seek out adventure on a tantalising trip through Brazil and Argentina. Enjoy the wood-grilled parillas in Buenos Aires or while away the night in one of Buenos Aires' sultry tango clubs. See the jaw-dropping power of Brazil's Iguazu Falls and the vastness of the Pantanal wetlands along the way. Meet up with Cariocas for caipirinhas in Rio de Janeiro and revel in the raucous atmosphere of this captivating city. Explore the most exotic places to visit in Brazil, pass through small historic towns and spend time discovering the best of Argentina's attractions. Tap your foot to the beat of the tango in Argentina before swinging those hips to the sway of the samba in Brazil. This feisty South American tour is an irresistible way to become submerged in the energies of Brazil and Argentina.

Start
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Finish
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Countries
Argentina,
Brazil
Themes
Overland
Code
GDOK
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 18
Group size
Min 4, Max 22
Carbon offset
548kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Dance the tango in sophisticated Buenos Aires
  • Marvel at the mighty Falls of Iguazu
  • Peruse the ruins of San Ignacio Mini
  • Snorkel with colourful fish at Bonito
  • Spot a wealth of wildlife in the Panatal wetlands
  • Stroll Paraty's colonial cobblestone streets
  • Experience the rhythm and colour of Rio de Janeiro

Itinerary

Get cracking exploring the historical spoils, cosmopolitan culture and sumptuous cuisine of Argentina's dashing capital, Buenos Aires. Spend the day rubbing shoulders with the city's stylish residents. You'd be hard-pressed to find a local populace prouder of their city – and for good reason.
Drive towards the western shore of the Uruguayan River and settle in for a night under the stars at a bush camp on the border town of Concordia.
Journey on for another night's camping at the Jesuit mission town of San Ignacio Mini. There'll be time to explore the town's ruins and cemetery to learn something of its history.
The series of cataracts comprising the mighty Iguazu Falls, are a breathtaking spectacle to behold. To gain a full appreciation of their size and power, take in the cascades from both the Argentine and Brazilian banks. Or, for the ultimate vantage point, splash out on a helicopter ride over the top.
The ecotourism capital of Brazil awaits at Bonito, where the list of optional activities include hiking scenic forest trails and snorkelling among colourful river fish. For even more exhilarating adventures, why not try caving, horse riding, abseiling or white-water rafting.
The Panatanal wetlands are the largest in the world – and one of the most incredible places to spot some truly exotic wildlife. Keep on the lookout for macaws, giant otters, anteaters and caiman.
The tiny town of Brotas serves as Brazil's very own adventure sports hub. Why not explore the region's staggering natural wonders, canyoning, white-water rafting, or on a horseback ride.
Sitting between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Paraty is one of the world's best preserved Portuguese colonial towns. While away the hours here on a walk along its beautiful secluded beaches, island hopping by boat or scuba diving the depths of its crystal clear waters.
Be prepared for the frivolities of a city that needs very little of an introduction – rollicking Rio. Brazil's former capital is a staggering city that thumps, grooves and grinds around the clock. Get your booty shaking to samba, your body baking on its famous sands, or head up to Christ the Redeemer for a lordly view of earthy splendour.
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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Overland vehicle
Accommodation
Bush camp (no facilities) (2 nights), Camping (with facilities) (10 nights), Hacienda (2 nights), Hostel (1 night), Hotel (3 nights)
Included activities
  • Boat trip
  • Jesuit Mission ruins and museum, San Ignacio de Mini
  • Visit Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls (entrance fee included)
  • Visit Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls (entrance fee included)

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Important notes

1. Please note that for trips ending in Rio for Carnaval, the itinerary will be slightly different. These departures will spend one less night in Rio and will not visit the Morrinho Project. They will instead spend an extra night in Brotas.
2. This trip finishes on arrival in Rio. There is no accommodation provided in Rio. We recommend you stay a couple of extra days.
3. 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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