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Explore Argentina & Brazil

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.

Latin America
  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Wildlife, Parks & Nature Reserves, History, Local Culture & Cuisine
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: SAZNG/166059
  • Starts: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Finishes: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
You will Visit
  • Buenos Aires
  • Rio de Janeiro

Itinerary

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Day 1: Buenos Aires

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

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Day 2: Buenos Aires/Foz do Iguaçu

Fly to Iguazú Falls and explore the Brazilian side to get the best panoramic view. This evening enjoy a lecture with local biologist/botanist who will talk to us about the flora and fauna around the falls, and the uses of local plants for medicinal and healing purposes.
Fly north to the Iguassu 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 Iguassu 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.

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Day 3: Foz do Iguaçu

Explore the Argentina side of the falls. Opt to take a boat tour to get a view of the falls from below. Return to Foz for the night.
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.

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Day 4: Foz do Iguaçu/São Paulo

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

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Day 5: São Paulo/Paraty

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.

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Day 6: Paraty

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

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Day 7: Paraty/Rio de Janeiro

Carry on by private van to Rio de Janeiro for free time to explore the city using our centrally located hotel in Copacabana as a base. Opt to take a city tour.
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.

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Day 8: Rio de Janeiro

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

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Day 9: Rio de Janeiro

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Iguazú Falls, Flora and Fauna Lecture, Foz do Iguaçu National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Afro-Brazilian Community Visit, Paraty
    • Arrival transfer
    • Tour the Argentine and Brazilian sides of Iguazú Falls
    • City and food tour in São Paulo
    • Schooner tour
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (8 nts)
    • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Private van, plane, buses, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Spend a couple days exploring Iguassu Falls
  • Explore bustling São Paulo
  • Relax on some of the world's most beautiful beaches
  • Samba your way through Rio De Janeiro