Best of Argentina & Brazil

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

4.8 out of 5 based on 38 reviews submitted.
NZD $4,208
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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

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Brazil, Argentina
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 175 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.

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.


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6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner


Plane, private vehicle


Hotel (6 nights)

  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Buenos Aires - City tour
  • 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 - USD120
  • Iguazu Falls - Bird Park Entrance - BRL80
  • Iguazu Falls - Helicopter ride (min 3 people) - BRL630
  • Iguazu Falls - Zodiac ride up to the falls - USD90
  • 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 (entrance) - BRL160
  • 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.

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4.8 out of 5 based on 38 reviews submitted.
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Michael · Traveled May 2024
We really enjoy our trip and we learned so much about the history of the 3 countries, Peru, Argentina and Beazil, that we visited. We had a problem as we tried to get past Argentinian security on route from Peru to Argentina. They needed to know what hotel we were staying in in Argentina. We had never been given that information. It was quite embarrassing as we were all put to one side. Eventually we got through to Intrepid's emergency number and were given the hotel name.
Review submitted 25 May 2024

Irene · Traveled April 2024
Went on this trip with an open mind and was completely blown away with how great it was. Although it’s only 7 days it felt longer as there is much packed into those days. The Iguazu Falls were breathtaking! Our guide Javier was superb. Would definitely recommend this trip
Review submitted 09 May 2024

Richard · Traveled April 2024
We enjoyed our trip immensely and the itinerary was perfect, giving us a flavour of Buenos Aires and Rio. The main reason for the trip was Iguazu Falls, and they were spectacular. Our guide, Javier, was very thoughtful and inclusive, helping the group dynamic.
Review submitted 05 May 2024

Helen · Traveled April 2024
This was my first tour with Intrepid and I would definitely do another! It was well organised, informative and fun, due to the destination, the guide and the group.
Review submitted 25 Apr 2024

Alan · Traveled April 2024
If you get Santiago as your guide, you will be very well supported and educated on this trip. You see all the iconic locations, with Christ the Redeemer statue and Iguazu falls the highlights. But he makes the trip come to life.
Review submitted 25 Apr 2024
Best of Argentina & Brazil
NZD $4,208