Brazil & Argentina on a Shoestring    *alt*

10 days, from £849
G Adventures
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Experience the treasures of Argentina and Brazil in this jam-packed trip. From tango in Buenos Aires to sun and surf in Rio, explore two of the continent?s most vibrant capitals. Marvel at the majesty of Iguassu Falls and let its power engulf you. Our CEOs will take you to the highlights on a shoestring and then let you loose so you can do what you want. You?ll stick to public buses, which not only keeps costs down but give you a chance to really meet the locals.

What's Included: Entrance and visit to the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Highlights: Sip caipirinhas on the beach, savour the sophistication and cuisine of Buenos Aires, marvel at Iguassu Falls, wander around colonial Paraty, live it up on the beaches of Rio

Group Size Notes: Max 18, avg 14.

Meals Included: 4 breakfasts

Meals: 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.

Transport: Local bus, minivan, taxi, walking.

Minimum Age: Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.

Max Pax: 18

Travel Style:18-to-Thirtysomethings

Physical Grading:2 - Light


 Day 1 Buenos Aires

Known as the ?Paris of the Americas', Buenos Aires is a vibrant city full of life. Visit the districts of La Boca, Recoleta, and San Telmo or catch a tango show at one of the many famous tanguer?as. Wander the pedestrian walkways and see some dancing in the streets. Whatever you do, Buenos Aires is sure to leave lasting memories.

Additional Notes:
Booking pre- or post-trip accommodation is highly recommended to allow time for activities and to fully experience this vibrant city.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

 Day 2 Buenos Aires

Explore the cosmopolitan city before hopping on an overnight bus.

Overnight bus

 Day 3 Iguassu Falls

Enjoy a free day to relax after the long journey or opt to explore the Brazilian side of the falls.

Included Activities:
Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil)

Private Vehicle

 Day 4 Iguassu Falls

Full day excursion to the Argentina side of the falls. Opt to take a boat tour to see the cascading falls from below.

Additional Notes:
If you have booked the Iguassu Falls Boat Ride Theme Pack, today's the day! Your CEO will give you details about timing and what to bring.

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

 Day 5 Iguassu Falls

Enjoy a free half-day to further explore the area and then board an overnight bus to Paraty with a transfer in S?o Paulo.

Overnight bus

 Day 6 Paraty

Enjoy time here exploring the cobblestone streets, taking an optional sailing trip or walking along one of the many fabulous beaches in the area. Other options include historical "fazenda" tours and cacha?a distillery visits (local drink) as well as plenty of great souvenir shopping!

Private Vehicle

 Days 7-8 Paraty

Enjoy the beach life, and spend the day exploring the sand and sea.

 Day 9 Paraty/Rio de Janeiro (1B)

Travel north along the coast through superb scenery before rounding the cliffs at Vidigal. Get a first glimpse of one of the most memorable cities in the world, Brazil?s oceanside jewel, R?o de Janeiro. Enjoy any 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.

Additional Notes:
The hostel has private rooms with private bathrooms for travellers, but please note the common areas are shared with other guests of the hostel.

Private Vehicle

 Day 10 Rio de Janeiro (1B)

If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional post-trip accommodation nights.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

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