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Half Argentinian, half Brazilian, but a whole lot of amazing

This trip is a rollercoaster: short but action packed. Try the world’s best steak in Buenos Aires, marvel at Iguazu falls from two angles and finish off in party-town Rio.

This trip is for 18 to 29-year-olds

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Start
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Finish
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Destinations
Argentina, Brazil
Style
Basix
Theme
18 to 29s
Code
GGYD
Physical rating
Ages
Min 18, Max 29
Group size
Min 1, Max 16

Why you'll love this trip

  • Soak up the sophistication of Buenos Aires and explore the sights of its historic city centre

  • Enjoy the differing experiences of the mighty Iguazu Falls from both Argentina and Brazil

  • Rio de Janeiro offers the best combination of city, beach and mountains; famed for vibrant nightlife and rhythmic music

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip involves some long travel days, including an overnight bus. This can be tiresome but offers a real sense of adventure. 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.

Itinerary

Bienvenidos. Welcome to Argentina. Your adventure begins with an orientation walk around Buenos Aires’ Microcentro district at 1 pm. Your leader will be waiting in the lobby of your joining point hotel. Pass by historic buildings along the Avenida de Mayo, including the Casa Rosada (Argentina's government house) and the impressive Palacio Barolo. In the evening, attend a group welcome meeting at 6 pm. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. We'll be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so ensure you bring these details to provide to your leader. If you're going to be late, please inform hotel reception. Head out tonight and be swept away by the dance of love at an optional tango show.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Buenos Aires - Orientation walk
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend the welcome meeting. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).

Today is a free day in Buenos Aires. Join the tourists and walk among the tombs at the La Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place of Eva Peron. There are also some great museums to check out in the Recoleta district. Visit the neighbourhood of La Boca, home to the colourful Caminito artists’ street and world-renowned soccer team, Boca Juniors. Perhaps take part in an Urban Adventure centred on the city’s love of food, such as the Malbec Trail of Palermo or the Gourmet Buenos Aires Food tour (contact us for more information). If you need to rest your feet, settle down at one of the many street side cafes to watch the world go by with the locals. In the evening you'll be taking an overnight bus to Foz do Iguazu.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Buenos Aires - Tango, Tango, Tango! Urban Adventure - USD90
  • Buenos Aires - Malbec Trail of Palermo Urban Adventure - USD111
  • Buenos Aires - Gourmet Food Urban Adventure - USD120
  • Buenos Aires - Polo Day - USD170
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
As soon as you arrive at Puerto Iguazu bus station this morning, take a minivan across the border into Brazil and continue onto your hotel in Foz do Iguacu. Depending on traffic, this should take about an hour.
Close to the borders with Argentina and Paraguay, Foz do Iguacu is Brazil's gateway to the famous Iguazu Falls. Uppon arrival If hotel rooms are ready you will be able to check in before heading out to explore the Brazilian side of the falls. Soon after take a short transfer to the falls. From here, panoramic views can be enjoyed. For unforgettable views, take an optional helicopter flight over the falls (at your own expense). Depending on time, you can also visit the local bird park while you’re here.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Iguazu Falls - Entrance and tour of the Brazilian side of the falls
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Travel back into Argentina today to visit the falls. Following a series of boardwalks, it’s possible to get so enough to the thundering waters that you can almost touch them. At over 2 kilometres long, Iguazu Falls are actually a series of cataracts (not the kind your grandpa has). There are over 270 falls in total, with some reaching up to 80 metres in height. For a more exhilarating experience, take an optional Zodiac boat ride to the base of the falls and feel the water in your skin! In the afternoon return to Foz do Iguacu, where you’ll spend a second night.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Iguazu Falls - Entrance and tour of the Argentinian side of the falls
Optional Activities
  • Iguazu Falls - Bird Park - BRL85
  • Iguazu Falls Brazil - Helicopter ride - USD130
  • Iguazu Falls - Acquamania Water Park - BRL42
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Today you'll take an included flight to Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival your leader will take you on an orientation walk so you can get acquainted with this vibrant city.

Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Botanical Gardens - BRL15
  • Sugar loaf cable car - BRL80
  • Maracana soccer game - BRL150
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Today is a free day in Rio. People-watch on Copacabana or Ipanema beach, take a tour of the city, or if the time of year is right, check out a soccer game at the famous Maracana Stadium. You might like to take the tramcar up to the hillside neighbourhood of Santa Teresa or head up Corcovado Mountain, where you’ll find sweeping views over Rio from the foot of the Christ the Redeemer statue. Taking part in one of our Urban Adventure day tours, such as the Total Rio Tour, the Santa Teresa Discovery or the Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer Statue tour are also great ways to see this exciting city. As evening approaches, perhaps take the cable car up to Sugarloaf Mountain to watch the sunset before partying in the samba clubs of Lapa.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Rio de Janeiro - Total Rio Tour - Full Day Urban Adventure - USD149
  • Rio de Janeiro - Santa Teresa Discovery Urban Adventure - USD59
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Today your South American adventure comes to an end. There are no activities planned and you’re able to depart the accommodation at any time following check-out.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

3 breakfasts

Transport

Bus, Overnight bus, Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights), Overnight bus (1 night)

Included activities

  • Buenos Aires - Orientation walk
  • Iguazu Falls - Entrance and tour of the Brazilian side of the falls
  • Iguazu Falls - Entrance and tour of the Argentinian side of the falls

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Important notes

START TIME:
This trip starts with an Orientation Walk at 1 pm. If you are unable to find a suitable flight it is possible to book additional nights at the joining accommodation.

FINISH TIME:
There are no activities on the final day & you are free to depart anytime.

BRAZILIAN VISA:
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.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:
A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip however excludes night 2 (Overnight bus) where you will be in shared accommodation.

PASSPORT DETAILS REQUIRED
Full passport details are required at the time of booking in order to purchase Entrance fees to certain sites. Additionally on certain trips it's needed to book bus, train or flight tickets. Delays to provide this information may result in booking fees or changes to your itinerary.

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