Take in natural and cultural wonders during a nine-day introduction to the best of Argentina and Brazil. Explore the sophisticated architecture and sizzling spirit of Buenos Aires one day, and discover the lush beauty and cool mist of Iguazù Falls the next. While gliding effortlessly from samba to tango and from village life to the rainforest, soak up the rhythms of this diverse region.

Trip highlights

Afro-Brazilian Community Visit, Travel to an Afro-Brazilian community near Paraty to get to know this unique, centuries-old culture founded by former slaves. Explore the town and meet members of the community over a delicious lunch of local dishes and fresh fruit juice.

Iguassu Falls, Flora and Fauna Lecture, Enjoy a lecture with a local biologist and botanist. You’ll learn about all things flora and fauna in this unique region, including medicinal and healing uses of local plants.

Iguassu Falls Visit, Spend the whole day on the Argentina side of Iguassu, exploring the paths over the falls or experience the UNESCO World Heritage site from a boat tour.

São Paulo City and Food Tour , Discover the diverse flavours of São Paulo on a tour that combines gastronomy with architecture. Visit some of the city’s most emblematic structures with a specialist guide while sampling “água de coco” and coffee with cheese bread. Then enjoy a typical lunch, sampling from various market stalls at the bustling Mercado Municipal.

Itinerary - 9 Days

Day 1 Buenos Aires

On arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel. The day is free to spend at your leisure.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Buenos Aires/Foz do Iguaçu (1B)

Fly north to the Iguazú Falls area, near the borders of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. Cross the border from Argentina to Brazil to experience the panoramic view of the falls.

As if imposing Iguazú Falls – with its 275 waterfalls – couldn’t get more impressive, the area surrounding this natural wonder is home to jaguars, ocelots, anteaters, and large toucans, among others. The falls and the national park by the same name were named UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1984.


Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil)
Iguassu Falls (Brazil Side) Guided Tour
Iguassu Falls, Flora and Fauna Lecture

Transport:
Plane (1.50 hour(s), 1640km)

Day 3 Foz do Iguaçu (1B)

Explore trails directly over the falls of the Devil's Throat — the highest and deepest of the falls. Other trails allow access to the stretch of falls across the forest on the Argentine side.

Additional Notes:
Note: If you have booked the Iguassu Falls Boat Ride Theme Pack, you will do it on Day 4 when visiting the Argentine side of the falls.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Brazil - Argentina)
Iguassu Falls Visit
Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil)

Day 4 Foz do Iguaçu/São Paulo (1B, 1L)

Fly to São Paulo and discover the city through gastronomy and architecture. Visit some of the city's most noted sites. Along the way, a specialist guide will share his knowledge of popular local cuisine.

Additional Notes:
São Paulo is a huge, vibrant and very busy city. Traffic can be difficult and even driving out of the city can take longer than expected.

Included Activities:
São Paulo City and Food Tour

Transport:
Plane (1.50 hour(s))
Private Vehicle

Day 5 São Paulo/Paraty (1B, 1D)

Drive to colonial Paraty. Visit an Afro-Brazilian community for a unique cultural interaction and enjoy a traditional meal. Opt to visit a cachaça distillery.

Included Activities:
Afro-Brazilian Community Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 298km)

Day 6 Paraty (1B, 1L)

Enjoy an included schooner tour of the harbour's many islands and beaches.

Included Activities:
Paraty Bay Boat Tour

Day 7 Paraty/Rio de Janeiro (1B)

This massive city gets as many as five million international tourists every year to sip caipirinhas on the beach, dance the samba in the city’s streets, and ascend Corcovado Mountain to see the truly monumental Christ the Redeemer up close.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 241km)

Day 8 Rio de Janeiro (1B)

Explore vibrant Rio; sun, beach, and nightlife await. Opt to visit Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Day 9 Rio de Janeiro (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

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