Road to Rio Overview

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      USD $3,245
      CAD $3,455
      AUD $3,590
      EUR €2,495
      GBP £2,150
      NZD $4,255
      ZAR R32,675
      CHF FR3,080
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Dance to the rhythm of Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil

Uncover the many faces of South America on this tour through the heart of the continent. Travelling through Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil you'll soak up modern life in vibrant cities, chill out on remote tropical beaches, hike in stunning wilderness areas and see amazing natural wonders. Try delicious foods, dance to Latin beats and meet welcoming locals from buzzing Santiago, beautiful Buenos Aires and rambunctious Rio de Janeiro. With plenty of free time and a do-it-yourself approach, this adventure is the perfect way to see the very best of these four captivating countries.

  • Sip zesty Chilean wines in Santiago
  • Get an adrenaline fix in Pucon
  • Sample handmade chocolates in Bariloche
  • Learn the tango in Buenos Aires
  • Walk along cobblestone streets in Colonia
  • Experience ranch life on a Uruguayan estancia
  • Visit the magnificent Foz do Iguazu
  • Get down to the samba sound in Rio de Janeiro

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Santiago, Chile
  • Finish:

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hacienda (3 nts), Hostel (4 nts), Hotel (15 nts), Overnight bus (4 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Ferry, Overnight bus
  • Included activities:

    Buenos Aires - Leader led walking tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    617kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    Brochure change - In 2014, the section between Iguazu and Sao Paulo will be travelled by bus, as opposed to plane as mistakenly showing in 2014 Intrepid South America brochure.

  • Total price from

    USD $3,245
    CAD $3,455
    AUD $3,590
    EUR €2,495
    GBP £2,150
    NZD $4,255
    ZAR R32,675
    CHF FR3,080
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $111
    CAD $119
    AUD $123
    EUR €86
    GBP £74
    NZD $146
    ZAR R1,126
    CHF FR106
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About Argentina , Brazil , Chile , Uruguay

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Days 1-2 Santiago

Set within a circle of snow-capped mountains, Santiago is vibrant, artistic and gourmet - and the gateway to adventures in the snow, sea or desert.

Days 3-5 Pucon

With the spectacular Villarrica volcano bubbling away in the background, captivating Pucon is an adventure lover's paradise with outdoor activities galore in a gorgeous natural setting.

Days 6-7 San Martin de los Andes

Nested on the shores of Lake Lacar and surrounded by the majestic Lanin National Park, San Martin de los Andes is one of Argentina's most picturesque towns.

Days 8-10 Bariloche

A city of immense natural beauty known for its great chocolate, Bariloche is fabulous for sports lovers and food connoisseurs in all its picturesque seasons.

Days 11-13 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 14 Colonia

Facing Buenos Aires across the Rio de la Plata, Colonia del Sacramento has a beautiful Old City with cobblestone streets, charming buildings and a wonderful nightlife.

Day 15 Montevideo

Spread out along the Bay of Montevideo, Uruguay's capital has an eclectic array of architecture, good beaches and a rich cultural heritage.

Days 16-19 Estancia Stay

Experience life on a working estancia in the heart of Uruguay's farming country. Things are simple down on the ranch but you're guaranteed a warm Uruguayan welcome from our hosts.

Days 20-22 Foz do Iguazu

Foz do Iguazu is a largish city famed for being at the doorstep - along with Argentina and Paraguay - of the incredible Iguazu Falls.

Days 23-24 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 25-27 Ilha Grande

Relax among the spoils of paradise on Ilha Grande, a gorgeous tropical island that has little development, no cars and pristine rainforest and beaches.

Days 28-29 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.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,245
      CAD $3,455
      AUD $3,590
      EUR €2,495
      GBP £2,150
      NZD $4,255
      ZAR R32,675
      CHF FR3,080
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