Best of Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil

10 Days | Stay on a working ranch and see the world’s largest waterfall

4.7 out of 5 based on 54 reviews submitted.
CAD $2,903
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Hug the eastern coastline of South America on a ten-day adventure. This down-to-earth adventure takes you from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro via Colonia del Sacramento, a working estancia and the spectacular Iguazu Falls. Embrace ranch life during your estancia stay and explore the grounds on horseback, wonder at the largest waterfall in the world and get a taste of Rio’s nightlife.

Trip overview

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
This trip generates 83 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
  • Soak up the cosmopolitan charms of Buenos Aires and explore the sights of its historic city centre on foot.
  • Spend three days at a working estancia (farm) in Uruguay, where you can spend your time getting involved in farm work, riding horses or simply relaxing in the sun.
  • Enjoy incredible home-cooking and hospitality during your estancia stay, and learn about Uruguay’s gauchos – legendary cowboys.
  • Stop in colourful Colonia del Sacramento, where vintage cars line the streets and an old drawbridge leads to the UNESCO-listed Old Quarter.
  • The mighty Iguazu Falls straddles the border between Argentina and Brazil, and you’ll cross the border to see it from both countries.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip involves some long travel days, including an overnight bus. The buses are well-equipped with comfortable reclining seats and on-board toilets. Snacks are provided but we recommend you also bring your own food in case you get hungry.
  • While at the estancia in Uruguay, you can choose to participate in the day-to day-activities of the farm as much or as little as you like. If you do choose to get involved, prepare for some early morning starts and to get your hands dirty when working directly with animals. The accommodation is multishare and meals are served family style. Please inform your booking agent if you have any dietary requirements.


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8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners


Plane, local bus, ferry, overnight bus


Hotel (5 nights), Estancia (3 nights), Overnight Bus (1 night)

  • Buenos Aires - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Tacuarembo - 3-Night Stay on a Working Estancia
  • Iguazu Falls - Tour of the Brazilian side of the falls
  • Iguazu Falls - Tour of the Argentinian side of the falls
Add on activities
  • Buenos Aires - Polo day - USD185
  • Colonia - Lighthouse visit - UYU35
  • Estancia - Horse riding - Free
  • Iguazu Falls - Bird Park - BRL80
  • Iguazu Falls - Helicopter ride - BRL610
  • Iguazu Falls - Zodiac ride up to the falls - USD90
  • Rio de Janeiro - Sugarloaf Mountain 3 (Admission Fee) - BRL160
  • Rio de Janeiro - Maracana football game (schedule dependent) - BRL400
  • Rio de Janeiro - Botanical Gardens admission fee - BRL67
  • Rio de Janeiro - Santa Teresa tramcar - BRL20
  • Rio de Janeiro - Christ the Redeemer (entrance) - BRL82

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Important notes

1. This trip starts with n Orientation Walk at 1 pm on Day 1 in Buenos Aires. If you are unable to find a suitable flight it is possible to book additional nights at the joining accommodation.
2. This trip ends on Day 10 and you are free to leave at any time.
3. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement exclude Days 3,4,5 (Estancia) and Day 6 (Overnight Bus) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
4. Please note you may require a Brazilian Visa for this trip. Processing can take around 2-5 weeks at the discretion of the embassy or consulate. Please speak with your travel agent well in advance for further advice.
5. Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for bus tickets, train tickets. or flight 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.
6.We highly recommend you take US Dollars 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.

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4.7 out of 5 based on 54 reviews submitted.
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John · Traveled June 2024
A wonderfully diverse trip. Uruguay ranch stay to Iguassu Falls to Cococabana. Thoroughly enjoyed.
Review submitted 25 Jun 2024

Bertha · Traveled June 2024
I would highly recommend this trip and our guide Sebastian Lastra. Great sights like Iguazú Falls, unique experience like the ranch - cook Tor breakfast on a wood stove by candlelight and horseback riding and the nicest guide I’ve ever had on a trip.
Review submitted 17 Jun 2024

Joseph · Traveled May 2024
I highly recommend the Intrepid group as they have excellent knowledge, are enthusiastic about Eco tourism which is very important in the present climate. The Intrepid staff are extremely competent and put health and safety to the fore at all times. Joe Williams Dublin Ireland
Review submitted 29 May 2024

Keri · Traveled May 2024
This trip is great for an authentic Estancia experience in Uruguay and an in depth exploration of Iguazu Falls, plus a quick exposure to Buenos Aires & Rio. We enjoyed it and highly recommend. Just be forewarned, there are a few long bus ride days to get to the remote areas.
Review submitted 29 May 2024

Leslie · Traveled May 2024
This was a real and amazing tour. Our tour leader was knowledgeable and kind. She made the tour exciting and a wonderful learning experience. Luma rocks!
Review submitted 29 May 2024
Best of Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil
CAD $2,903