In Search of Iguassu–Rio to Buenos Aires
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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.

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  • Duration: 17 Days
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: JRB/126540
  • Starts: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Finishes: Buenos Aires, Argentina
You will Visit
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Ilha Grande
  • Paraty
  • Foz do Iguaçu
  • Gualeguaychú
  • Mercedes
  • Montevideo
  • Colonia del Sacramento
  • Buenos Aires



Day 1: Rio de Janeiro

Arrive at any time.
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.


Day 2: Rio de Janeiro

Rio has so much to offer, take advantage of the day and opt to take a city tour. Visit the Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain and enjoy the incredible views of the city. Sip on a Caipirinha drink and relax on Copacabana beach.


Day 3: Rio de Janeiro/Ilha Grande

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.
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.


Day 4: 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 cachaça distillery.


Day 6: Paraty

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.
Skip the 19-hour journey by land and fly to Foz do Iguacu.


Day 8: Iguassu Falls

In the morning, visit the Argentine side of the falls, and opt to take a boat tour to see the cascading falls from below.
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.


Day 9: Iguassu Falls/Gualeguaychú

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

Dive into Uruguayan rural life. Get dirty at a working ranch, head for hikes, and indulge in local barbecues and wine.
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.


Day 11: Estancia Stay

Free time to explore the area or help out on the estancia.


Day 12: Estancia Stay/Montevideo

In Uruguay's capital, opt to visit the carnival museum and grab a snack at the local Port Market.
Explore Uruguay's capital, Montevideo—the country's largest city.


Day 13: Montevideo

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

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

Cross the Río Plata and explore the many attractions of Buenos Aires. Check out a football game, a tango show or the city's famous nightlife.
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!


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.
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.


Day 17: Buenos Aires

Depart at any time.

    • Local Living: Estancia Stay, Colonia La Concordia
    • 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
    • Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (13 nts,), estancia/ranch (2 nts, multi-share), overnight bus (1 nt)
    • 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    • Plane, public bus, minivan, taxis, ferry, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • 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