Best of Argentina & Brazil

7 Days | Travel from the bright lights of Buenos Aires to Rio

4.8 out of 5 based on 32 reviews submitted.
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Get a taste of the rhythms of Argentina and Brazil on this southern adventure journeying from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro, taking in spectacular Iguazu Falls along the way. From tango to samba, Spanish to Portuguese, and Malbec wine to caipirinhas, these two countries are sure to have you enthralled in their passionate zest for life. Lively Rio de Janeiro is the perfect spot to cap off your South American sojourn, where the beaches of Copacabana or Ipanema beckon and sunset from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain shouldn’t be missed.

Trip overview

Map of Best Of Argentina & Brazil including Argentina and Brazil
Start
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Finish
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Argentina, Brazil
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
GPKB
This trip generates 166.21 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Buenos Aires offers an eclectic mix of European, Cosmopolitan and Latin flavours, as well as a booming cultural and nightlife scene. Explore the neighbourhoods of this lively, confident city on a full-day tour with a local guide.
  • Look for rainbows in the mist from both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides as you marvel at the power of Iguazu Falls which are higher than Niagara Falls and wider than Victoria Falls.
  • Visit a local Guarani community to meet some of the region’s few remaining indigenous people and learn how the falls were created when the serpent god M’Boy split the river in half.
  • Gaze over the dazzling city, mountains and bay of Rio de Janeiro from the foot of the famous Christ the Redeemer statue and immerse yourself in Brazilian culture, dance and music.
  • Get hands on making empanadas or pizzas for lunch, followed by the quintessential Argentinian sweet treat – alfajores – at an NGO in the Barracas neighbourhood.

Is this trip right for you?
  • There are several orientation walks and city tours during this trip so there will be quite a lot of walking. It’s important to always bring plenty of water, wear comfortable walking shoes and ensure you use adequate sun protection.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

Map of Best Of Argentina & Brazil including Argentina and Brazil

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Transport

Plane, private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights)

Activities
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Buenos Aires - City tour
  • Buenos Aires - Cooking Class
  • Iguazu Falls - Tour of the Brazilian side of the falls
  • Iguazu Falls - Guarani community visit
  • Iguazu Falls - Tour of the Argentinian side of the falls
  • Rio de Janeiro - City tour
Add on activities
  • Buenos Aires - Football game (prices from) - USD120
  • Buenos Aires - Tango show ticket prices from - USD90
  • Iguazu Falls - Bird Park Entrance - BRL70
  • Iguazu Falls - Helicopter ride (min 3 people) - BRL430
  • Iguazu Falls - Zodiac ride up to the falls - USD70
  • Rio de Janeiro - Carnival rehearsal (June to Carnival only) from - BRL120
  • Rio de Janeiro - Samba show from - BRL200
  • Rio de Janeiro - Sugarloaf Mountain Cable Car - BRL150
  • Rio de Janeiro - Football game tickets from - BRL400

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Full passport details are required at the time of booking. These details are used to obtain entrance and transport tickets. Fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing new tickets.
4. This trip includes domestic flights as indicated on the trip map. The luggage allowance is 15kg for check in luggage and 7kg for carry on. Argentina is particularly strict on these limits.
5. We recommend you take USD cash with you to Argentina and change it locally. While ATMs are widely available, there is a daily limit for withdrawals and the exchange rate does fluctuate.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 32 reviews submitted.
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John · Traveled August 2023
I had an excellent trip to Argentina and Brazil with our informative tour guide Tomas- he made the trip for us. I can recommend this trip and Tomas to everyone.
Review submitted 26 Aug 2023

Margaret · Traveled August 2023
We had a fantastic trip .We would recommend this trip to everyone.Tomas our tour cordinator did such a brilliant job .Our fellow group members and local drivers and guides Denise Eduardo Maria and Marianne also contributed to our pisitive experience. The highlights for us were Recoleta Cemetry ,Iguazu Falls especially the Zodiac Boat trip,Sugarloaf Mountain ,Christ the Redeemer, a swim at Copacabana beach and an unforgettable match at the Maracana Stadium . To anyone following in our footsteps Enjoy
Review submitted 26 Aug 2023

Naomi · Traveled August 2023
I absolutely recommend this trip. A great way to see highlights of this part of South America in a relatively short time, with all the stress taken out of the travel between destinations. Our group leader, Tomas, was brilliant, and the whole thing was a wonderful experience.
Review submitted 02 Sep 2023

Keri · Traveled August 2023
Our family of 4 with college-aged kids to Argentina and Brazil was simply amazing. We enjoyed bucket-list items at each location and made memories for a lifetime. Booking was easy, Intrepid handled all the details. Our guide was amazing and helped us to navigate cultures, translations, helped with recommendations and reservations, etc. Accommodations were nice enough, not fancy but all clean and comfortable. The local guides were also extremely helpful in each location. Nothing but good things to say about the trip and Intrepid!
Review submitted 16 Aug 2023

Shahrad · Traveled July 2023
Everything was great and our group leader did a fantastic job
Review submitted 20 Jul 2023
Best of Argentina & Brazil
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AUD $3,450