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Best of Argentina & Brazil

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

4.8 out of 5 based on 29 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
Brazil, Argentina
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
GPKB
This trip generates 166 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.

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Transport

Plane, private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights)

Activities
  • 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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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 29 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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Sara · Traveled January 2024
This trip was a GREAT 'whistle stop tour' of some Argentinian and Brazilian highlights. The tour leader, Andres has worked with Intrepid for a long time and he was incredibly personable, knowledgeable and enthusiastic to ensure the experience was hassle free and very enjoyable for all. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to do a lot in a short space of time. Also, as a solo female traveller I felt entirely safe and secure.
Review submitted 17 Jan 2024

Romelda · Traveled December 2023
Amazing itinerary, tour leader and group of fellow travellers. Thank you Andy.
Review submitted 27 Dec 2023

Beth · Traveled December 2023
Would highly recommend. I chose it cause it fit my timeline, and it turned out to be very efficient in seeing major sights and doing activities adequately without feeling rushed and then having appropriate amount of free time for exploring/restaurants/ BEACHES. And I can't say enough good about our guide Andrés, he is fantastic, professional/ organized and a kind, caring person. This was my 2nd intrepid trip and I foresee many many more in my future.
Review submitted 26 Dec 2023

Michelle · Traveled October 2023
Fantastic trip. The falls of Igauzu are not to be missed. This trip was busy but a lot of fun!
Review submitted 14 Oct 2023

Jasmijn · Traveled September 2023
Intrepid heeft mij prachtige reizen gegeven en mij naar de mooiste plekken gebracht. Met een gids die de Engelse taal vloeiend sprak en altijd klaarstond. De accommodatie en het vervoer was ook helemaal goed. Werkelijk genoten van elke minuut.
Review submitted 15 Oct 2023
Best of Argentina & Brazil
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