Dance your way through the best of South America's colourful cities. Kick off your adventure in Rio where you're free to explore the party atmosphere or soak up rays. You'll enjoy time outdoors and on the beach at Ilha Grande and connect with the land at an estancia stay in Uruguay. Best of all, we'll fly over to Iguassu Falls for more time to explore the immense cascades. With accommodation and transport arranged by a CEO, this trip offers great value and is the perfect way to discover South America's unique vibe.
Revel in the energy of Rio, wander around colonial Paraty, sip a caipirinha on the beach in southern Brazil, marvel at Iguassu Falls, discover the charm of Uruguay at an estancia, sample the food and wine of Buenos Aires
Days : 17
Price : From AED 9,246*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
Trip Style : Basic
Trip Type : Individuals
Physical Grading : 3 - Average
Enjoy your free time by taking an optional city tour or exploring the wonders that this city has to offer from the centrally located hostel in Copacabana. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Enjoy a free morning to discover all that Rio has to offer. In the afternoon, explore the favela with a local resident on a G Adventures-supported tour to watch a drumming demonstration, get a Capoeira lesson, and sample craft beers with a new perspective of the city. Included Activities: Favela Experience
Head south along the Atlantic coast to the port of Angra dos Reis, and onward by ferry to Ilha Grande, with 100 beaches for you to choose from! Known for its beauty, the island offers other activities for visitors: surfing, hikes, diving, biking and snorkeling. Transport: Local bus (2.50-3.50 hours, 151km) Ferry (1.50 hour(s))
Free time to hike and explore the island's beaches or take an optional boat tour.
Explore colonial Paraty, and opt to chill on the beach or visit a cachaça distillery. Transport: Ferry (1.50 hour(s)) Local bus (2.00 hour(s), 100km)
Free day in Paraty to explore, chill on the beach or take an optional boat tour to nearby islands.
Skip the 19-hour journey by land and fly to Foz do Iguacu. Transport: Shared van (4.50-5.00 hours) Plane (1.50 hour(s), 1000km)
If you have booked the Iguassu Falls Boat Ride Extra, today's the day! Your CEO will give you the details about timing and what to bring. Included Activities: Iguassu Falls Visit Border Crossing (Brazil - Argentina)
Enjoy free time today, opt to visit the Brazilian side of the falls and get an incredible panoramic view. Or, opt to take a helicopter ride over the falls, or visit a bird park. Later, hop on an overnight bus to Uruguay. Transport: Overnight bus (15.00 hour(s), 1100km)
We cross into Uruguay for our first stop - a local ranch, known in the region as an estancia. We spend a day at the estancia getting into rural life. Learn about the historical roots of the region, participate in some of the farming activities, go for a walk, or sit back and sip on the wines of the region as you take in the local Uruguayan life. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Uruguay - Argentina) Estancia Stay Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 250km)
Free time to explore the area or help out on the estancia. Included Activities: Estancia Stay
Explore Uruguay's capital, Montevideo—the country's largest city. Transport: Local bus (4.00 hour(s), 250km)
Free day in Montevideo, opt to explore the city, hop on a bike to explore the coast, or take a day-trip to glamorous Punta del Este.
Travel to the charming colonial city of Colonia Del Sacramento. Experience the relaxed, pleasant Uruguayan culture and stroll down its cobble-stoned streets on an orientation walk. Additional Notes: Accommodation in Colonia may be multi-share during high season. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local bus (2.50-3.00 hours, 177km)
Cross the Rio de la Plata by ferry to reach Buenos Aires. There is much to do in this vibrant metropolis, with plenty of museums, theatres, and historical areas. Buenos Aires is full of life. Be sure to check out the districts of La Boca, Recoleta and San Telmo—or catch a tango show at one of the many famous tanguerías or tango houses. Wander the pedestrian walkways and see some dancing in the streets. When you are done exploring, settle your weary feet and enjoy a drink in one of the many sidewalk cafés and restaurants. Buenos Aires is also your chance to try the succulent bifé and parrilladas, so dig in and enjoy! Included Activities: Border Crossing (Uruguay - Argentina) Transport: Ferry (1.00 hour(s))
Get out and explore. Consider visiting the districts of La Boca, Recoleta, and San Telmo or catch a tango show at one of the many famous tanguerías. Wander the pedestrian walkways and see some dancing in the streets.
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
You should be especially careful when wandering around Buenos Aires on your own, particularly at night. Tourists are easy prey for individual pickpockets or groups of two or more people, working as a team, on the streets. Pay particular attention to anyone who “accidentally” spills anything on your clothes or belongings (mustard, etc.), then apologizes and offers to help clean up. They will clean you out instead! Be safe and leave your passport, credit cards, traveller’s cheques and cash you won’t be using immediately within the hotel’s safety deposit box. Most Porteños are honest and genuinely helpful and friendly, but be safe and enjoy the city! You should be especially careful walking around Rio de Janeiro on your own, particularly at night. It is very important to use common sense when in Rio as tourists can be easy targets. Do not walk down dark streets or go on the beach in the early hours of the morning. Be safe and leave your passport, credit cards, traveller’s cheques and cash you won’t be using immediately within the hotel’s safety deposit box. Keep your camera safe and valuable objects attached to you as there are many 'grab and run' thieves lurking about.
Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, however this is not the case, and you may need warm cloths depending on the time of year you travel. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.
Multi-share Accommodation: Multi-share same-sex accommodation is used on this tour, as such, if you are travelling with someone of a different gender you will not be in the same room. For private accommodation please see tours in our Classic Travel Style.
Eating is a big part of traveling. G Adventures understands the importance of breakfast to start your day, we strive to include a basic breakfast wherever possible. A typical breakfast may include toast, coffee and tea, however this may vary depending on the city. Should breakfast not be included, your CEO can suggest some local options. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. While trekking in remote regions etc. food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. Note: Food is generally considered to be more expensive in Argentina and Brazil than in most other South American Countries.
All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO), a G Adventures representative, or an expedition team. The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.
Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) Essentials: • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • Ear plugs • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) • Fleece top/sweater • Footwear • Hat • Locks for bags • Long pants/jeans • Moneybelt • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Reusable water bottle • Shirts/t-shirts • Sleepwear • Small travel towel • Sunglasses • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) • Watch and alarm clock • Waterproof backpack cover • Windproof rain jacket Warm Weather: • Sandals/flip-flops • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended) • Sun hat/bandana • Swimwear
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*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
|2018-10-01 - 2018-10-17||the tour is only available on a request-basis||AED 9616|
|2018-10-22 - 2018-11-07||the tour is only available on a request-basis||AED 9616|
|2018-11-05 - 2018-11-21||Available||AED 9616|
|2018-11-19 - 2018-12-05||Available||AED 9616|
|2018-12-10 - 2018-12-26||Available||AED 9246|
|2019-01-07 - 2019-01-23||Available||AED 9986|
|2019-01-21 - 2019-02-06||Available||AED 9986|
|2019-01-28 - 2019-02-13||Available||AED 9986|
|2019-02-11 - 2019-02-27||Available||AED 9986|
|2019-03-11 - 2019-03-27||The product is full, but a Waitlisted option is available for booking||AED 9616|
|2019-03-18 - 2019-04-03||Available||AED 9616|
|2019-03-25 - 2019-04-10||Available||AED 9616|
|2019-04-22 - 2019-05-08||Available||AED 9246|
|2019-05-06 - 2019-05-22||Available||AED 9246|
|2019-05-20 - 2019-06-05||Available||AED 9246|
|2019-05-27 - 2019-06-12||Available||AED 9246|
|2019-06-24 - 2019-07-10||Available||AED 9616|
|2019-07-01 - 2019-07-17||Available||AED 9986|
|2019-07-15 - 2019-07-31||Available||AED 9986|
|2019-07-29 - 2019-08-14||Available||AED 9986|
|2019-08-05 - 2019-08-21||Available||AED 9986|
|2019-08-19 - 2019-09-04||Available||AED 9986|
|2019-09-23 - 2019-10-09||Available||AED 9246|
|2019-09-30 - 2019-10-16||Available||AED 9246|
|2019-10-07 - 2019-10-23||Available||AED 9616|
|2019-10-14 - 2019-10-30||Available||AED 9616|
|2019-10-21 - 2019-11-06||Available||AED 9616|
|2019-11-04 - 2019-11-20||Available||AED 9616|
|2019-11-18 - 2019-12-04||Available||AED 9616|