In Search of IguassuRio to Buenos Aires
Slutdestination: Buenos Aires
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 carnival 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
Plane, public bus, minivan, taxis, ferry, walking.
Simple hotels (9 nts, twin-share), hostels (4 nts, multi-share), estancia/ranch (2 nts, multi-share), overnight bus (1 nt).
G Adventures for Good: Favela Experience, Rio de Janeiro Carte Blanche: Ilha Grande Carte Blanche: Paraty Local Living: Estancia Stay, Colonia La Concordia Carte Blanche: Buenos Aires. Entrance and visit to the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls. Activities while at the estancia in Uruguay. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 Rio de Janeiro
Arrive at any time.
Day 3 Rio de Janeiro/Ilha Grande (1B)
Continue by van up the coast and take a ferry to Ilha Grande. Opt to hike the island's remote trails, pick up some snorkel gear or relax on the beach.
Days 4-5 Ilha Grande
Free time to hike and explore the island's beaches or take an optional boat tour.
Day 5 Ilha Grande/Paraty
Explore colonial Paraty, and opt to chill on the beach or visit a cachaa§a distillery.
Day 6 Paraty (1B)
Free day in Paraty to explore, chill on the beach or take an optional boat tour to nearby islands.
Day 7 Paraty/Iguassu Falls
Skip the bus ride and hop a flight to Iguassu.
Day 8 Iguassu Falls (1B)
In the morning, visit the Argentine side of the falls, and opt to take a boat tour to see the cascading falls from below.
Day 9 Iguassu Falls/Gualeguaychu (1B)
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.
Day 10 Estancia Stay (1L, 1D)
Dive into Uruguayan rural life. Get dirty at a working ranch, head for hikes, and indulge in local barbecues and wine.
Day 11 Estancia Stay (1B, 1L, 1D)
Free time to explore the area or help out on the estancia.
Day 12 Estancia Stay/Montevideo (1B)
In Uruguay's capital, opt to visit the carnival museum and grab a snack at the local Port Market.
Day 13 Montevideo (1B)
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.
Day 14 Montevideo/Colonia (1B)
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.
Day 15 Colonia/Buenos Aires (1B)
Cross the Rao Plata and explore the many attractions of Buenos Aires. Check out a football game, a tango show or the city's famous nightlife.
Day 16 Buenos Aires
Free time to explore the many attractions. Check out a football game, a tango show or the city's famous nightlife.
Day 17 Buenos Aires
Depart at any time.
Day 2 Rio de Janeiro (1B)
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.