Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro: Falls & Footy

Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro: Falls & Footy
Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro: Falls & Footy
Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro: Falls & Footy
Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro: Falls & Footy
Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro: Falls & Footy
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Get your South American rush with other young travellers unafraid to embrace the new. You'll kick off the adventure in sophisticated Buenos Aires before getting back to nature on day hikes at a working Uruguayan ranch. Marvel at Iguassu Falls, then hop on a flight to São Paulo on your way to the Brazilian coast — no gruelling bus ride means more time on the beach. We'll wrap up in the party in Rio, where you're free to embrace the carnival atmosphere from our centrally-located Copacabana hostel.

Highlights
  • Skip the overnight bus and gain time (and comfort!) with a flight to São Paulo
  • Discover Uruguay's rural beauty at a working ranch
  • Sample the cuisine and culture of Buenos Aires
  • Marvel at Iguassu Falls
  • Revel in the energy of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Sip caipirinhas on the beach
Transport
Local bus, minivan, taxi, plane, ferry, walking.
Accommodation
Simple hotels (9 nts, twin-share), hostels (4 nts, multi-share with up to 6 people), estancia/ranch (2 nts, multi-share), overnight bus (1 nt).
Meals Included
10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Destinations
  • Brazil
  • South America
  • Argentina
  • Uruguay
Tour Types
  • History
  • Photography
  • Adventure
  • Small Group
  • 18-30 somethings
  • Birdwatching
  • Horse Riding
  • Snorkeling
  • Walking
  • Beaches
  • Foodie

Location: Buenos Aires

Arrive at any time. Soak in the energy of the bustling and trendy "Paris of the Americas" before mingling with your fellow travellers, and get excited for the adventures to come with a few drinks at the hostel.<p><strong>Additional Information: </strong> Booking pre- or post-trip accommodation is highly recommended to fully experience the cities and take advantage of the optional activities available.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: EVENING</strong> Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Connect with new friends on your first night out in a new destination. Only available on 18-to-Thirtysomethings tours.</p>

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Milhouse Avenue Hostal (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Buenos Aires

Discover why this city is known as the "Paris of the Americas." From the hidden patios of trendy Palermo to bohemian vibes in San Telmo, it is impossible not to fall in love with Buenos Aires. Don’t miss out! Today is your last chance to experience a guided tour of the city and to immerse yourself in the passion of the tango.<p><strong>Additional Information: </strong> Opt to pre-book the "Buenos Aires Bike Tour" or "Buenos Aires Tango Experience" activities on the checkout page ahead of time to include these optionals on your tour.</p><p><strong>FREE TIME: FULL DAY</strong> Get out and explore Argentina's beautiful capital city.</p>

Accommodation: ,Hostel,

Accommodation Name: Millhouse Avenue (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Buenos Aires, Colonia Department

Hop aboard a ferry and cruise across the Río de la Plata to Colonia, Uruguay. Wander through the colourful streets of this quaint seaside retreat on an orientation walk before free time to explore (and relax!) at your own speed.<p><strong>Additional Information: </strong> In high season, accommodation may be multi-share.</p><p><strong>TRANSPORT: </strong> Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.</p><p><strong>FREE TIME: </strong> Get out and explore quaint Colonia.</p>

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Hotel Esperanza & Artemisa Spa (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Colonia del Sacramento, Montevideo Department

Your journey continues in the morning as you travel from Colonia to Montevideo. The afternoon is yours for the taking — so explore as you wish! You can wander through the vibrant streets of old town searching for street art or visit an iconic soccer stadium that was host to the first World Cup. Hungry? Bring your appetite to Port Market where you will find an endless bounty of delicious meats. (And fruits and veggies, too.)<p><strong>TRANSPORT: </strong> Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.</p><p><strong>FREE TIME: AFTERNOON</strong> Explore Montevideo, spend the afternoon cruising along the coast on a bike, visiting the iconic soccer stadium, or search for street art in the old town.</p>

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Dazzler Hotel Montevideo (or similar)

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Montevideo

Wake up ready to take on another day in Montevideo. Hop on a bike and cruise down the Rambla, soaking up sun and gorgeous views from this coastline avenue. Take a day trip to glamorous Punta del Este to admire the upscale neighbourhoods and gardens. Or if you prefer to relax today, kick back and chill in the park like a local.<p><strong>FREE TIME: FULL DAY</strong> Take as much time as you'd like to explore Montevideo.</p>

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Dazzler Hotel Montevideo (or similar)

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Montevideo, Estancia del Puerto

Today, let the scenery of picturesque settlements and pastures guide you to Mercedes, your last Uruguayan stop at a local ranch, known in this region as an estancia.<p><strong>TRANSPORT: </strong> Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Be an Argentinian Gaucho for the day and immerse yourself in the culture of these traditional Patagonia cowboys. Head out on an easy horseback ride through the beautiful scenery of Bariloche and learn about the area's history from a real live Gaucho. Stop along the way to try Mate, the national beverage of Argentina and some alfajores, a delicious dulce de leche cookie sandwich. Finish it all off with a traditional Patagonian barbeque.</p>

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Estancia La Sirena (or similar)

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Estancia del Puerto

Live like a local today as you experience life on an Uruguayan ranch. Walk through the serene countryside, learn how to make empanadas, and fish in the nearby river. End your estancia stay in the best way possible — with a local barbecue.<p><strong>FREE TIME: FULL DAY</strong> Participate in as much or as little as you'd like at the estancia. Dive in and help out or put your feet up.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Be an Argentinian Gaucho for the day and immerse yourself in the culture of these traditional Patagonia cowboys. Head out on an easy horseback ride through the beautiful scenery of Bariloche and learn about the area's history from a real live Gaucho. Stop along the way to try Mate, the national beverage of Argentina and some alfajores, a delicious dulce de leche cookie sandwich. Finish it all off with a traditional Patagonian barbeque.</p>

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Estancia La Sirena (or similar)

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Estancia del Puerto, Iguazu Falls

Cross the border into Gualeguaychu in Argentina today. Unwind, relax and reflect on your travels as you begin your overnight journey to Iguassu Falls.<p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.</p><p><strong>TRANSPORT: </strong> Curl up and catch a snooze en route to the next stop.</p>

Accommodation: ,Overnight Bus

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Iguaçu Falls

Welcome to Iguassu Falls where your next adventure awaits. Choose to visit the Brazilian side of the falls and experience unforgettable panoramic views. Reach new heights with the option to take a helicopter ride over the falls, or check out a bird park.<p><strong>TRANSPORT: </strong> Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.</p><p><strong>FREE TIME: AFTERNOON</strong> Get out and explore the area!</p>

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Hotel Cassino (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Iguaçu Falls

Enjoy a full day excursion to the breathtaking Argentine side of the falls. Don't forget to take pictures as you wander along paths to experience the falls from each exhilarating vantage point. You can also take a boat tour to see the cascading falls from below.<p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: FULL DAY</strong> Spend the whole day on the Argentine side of Iguassu, exploring the paths over the falls or experience the UNESCO World Heritage site from a boat tour. Tours utilize trails and catwalks adapted to the landscape of the area, and walking is easy for all ages; guided tours of the complex are available several times a day.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.</p>

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Hotel Cassino (or similar)

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Iguaçu Falls, Paraty

Wheels up! Take a quick flight to São Paulo today then head straight to the coast. Take some time to explore the colonial town of Paraty, then hit the beach.<p><strong>Additional Information: </strong> In high season, accommodation in Paraty may be multi-share.</p><p><strong>TRANSPORT: MORNING</strong> Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.</p><p><strong>TRANSPORT: </strong> Climb aboard and make friends with your seatmate en route to the next stop.</p>

Accommodation: ,Hostel,

Accommodation Name: Geko Hostel (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Paraty

Do as much or as little as you want today. Go swimming, snorkelling, or explore the islands on a boat tour. Or, simply recharge your batteries by immersing yourself in the laidback vibes of Paraty.<p>Paraty is a quaint colonial town renowned for its architecture—the pace might be slow but there's a lot to choose from. Considered one of the world's most important examples of Portuguese colonial architecture by UNESCO, the historic centre is a well-preserved national historic monument, and today has been closed to vehicles to preserve its laid-back colonial ambiance.</p><p><strong>Additional Information: </strong> Opt to pre-book the "Paraty Caipirinha Boat Tour" activity on the checkout page ahead of time to include this optional on your tour.</p><p><strong>FREE TIME: FULL DAY</strong> You made it to the beach! Enjoy it by exploring the area or blissing out by the water.</p>

Accommodation: ,Hostel,

Accommodation Name: Geko Hostel (or similar)

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Paraty, Ilha Grande

Continue up the coast today and hop aboard a ferry to where your island paradise awaits.<p><strong>Additional Information: </strong> In high season, accommodation in Ilha Grande may be multi-share.</p><p><strong>TRANSPORT: </strong> Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.</p><p><strong>TRANSPORT: </strong> Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.</p><p><strong>FREE TIME: AFTERNOON</strong> You made it to an island paradise! Go explore it.</p>

Accommodation: ,Pousada Bugio (or similar)

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Ilha Grande

The day is yours to explore Ilha Grande. Break a sweat hiking remote trails to experience jaw dropping views, or choose to relax on a boat tour through turquoise waters to some of the island's most beautiful beaches to swim and snorkel.<p><strong>FREE TIME: FULL DAY</strong> You made it to an island paradise! Go explore it.</p>

Accommodation: ,Pousada Bugio (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro

Say goodbye to island life and head north along a dramatic coastal road with sweeping views. Round the cliffs at Vidigal to catch a first glimpse of your next destination and one of the most memorable cities in the world — Rio de Janeiro. Take a city tour to experience the sights of Rio, like the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, or take a stroll along Copacabana beach.<p><strong>TRANSPORT: </strong> Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.</p><p><strong>TRANSPORT: </strong> Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.</p>

Accommodation: ,Hostel,

Accommodation Name: CabanaCopa Hostel (or similar)

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Rio de Janeiro

In the morning, 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. Enjoy a free afternoon to discover all that Rio has to offer.<p><strong>FREE TIME: FULL DAY</strong> Spend the day exploring this vibrant city. Take a guided tour, catch a local football game, or relax on one of Rio's world famous beaches.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Explore dynamic communities and support social enterprises on a tour led by residents of the Vidigal favela. Participate in a Capoeira session, visit an innovative community green space, sample artisanal beer made in the favela, and purchase unique handicrafts. With support from G Adventures, entrepreneurial organizations and members of the community are connected with people, ideas, and resources from around the world to grow their businesses.</p>

Accommodation: ,Hostel,

Accommodation Name: CabanaCopa Hostel (or similar)

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Rio de Janeiro

Depart at any time.<p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure. </p>

Accommodation: ,

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Included
  • - Activities while at the estancia in Uruguay
  • -Your G for Good Moment: Favela Experience, Rio de Janeiro
  • - Internal flight
  • Fully Guided
    -CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.
  • -Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
  • - Entrance and visit to the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls
  • -Your Discover Moment: Ilha Grande
  • Meals
    -10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners Allow USD560-730 for meals not included.
  • -Your Discover Moment: Paraty
  • - All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • -Your Discover Moment: Rio de Janeiro.
  • Accommodation
    -Simple hotels (9 nts, twin-share), hostels (4 nts, multi-share with up to 6 people), estancia/ranch (2 nts, multi-share), overnight bus (1 nt).
  • -Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • -Your Discover Moment: Buenos Aires

Not Included
  • Tipping and Gratuities
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Simple hotels (9 nts, twin-share), hostels (4 nts, multi-share with up to 6 people), estancia/ranch (2 nts, multi-share), overnight bus (1 nt).
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Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
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Max 18, avg 14.
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Sample the cuisine and culture of Buenos Aires, discover Uruguay's rural beauty at a working ranch, marvel at Iguassu Falls, skip the overnight bus and gain time (and comfort!) with a flight to São Paulo, sip caipirinhas on the beach, revel in the energy of Rio de Janeiro.
1. Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes. 2. Please note that during time of South-American festivals and High Season (particularly Carnival and New Years), accommodation on this tour may be multi-share. 3. Looking to add to your experience? Check out our Extras! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, Extras are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Extras must be booked prior to departure, please see details in our optional activities field and ask your sales GCO or travel agent about booking.
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While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
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Officially the airport is called Ministro Pistarini International Airport, but it is commonly referred to as Ezeiza. It is situated 35 km (22 miles) from the city, about 40 minutes in a taxi. A taxi to the centre costs approximately $45 USD and can be arranged from the official counter inside the Arrivals area. There is also a bus company that can take you to the hotel of your choice in the centre of Buenos Aires. Manuel Tienda Leon is the most well known, and costs about $13 USD (80 ARS). Their counter is at the customs exit. There are exchange facilities in the Banco de la Nacion at the airport with 1.5% commission, ATM Visa and Mastercard facilities are also available. There are many official places to exchange money in centre of the city. If you have paid in advance for an arrival transfer, a G Adventures representative will be at the airport to meet you. If for any reason you are not met at the airport, please call our local support line. If you are unable to make contact for whatever reason, please make your way to the joining point hotel via taxi. Please note that Day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned for that day other then your welcome meeting in the evening, so you can arrive at any time. Similarly the last day is a departure day during which no activities have been planned. A G Adventures Representative will organize a short meeting soon after arrival, during which you will meet other tour participants and receive information about general and specific aspects of the trip. A welcome note will be left for you in the hotel so you have all the necessary information regarding the meeting time. If you arrive late, s/he will leave you a message detailing what time and where you should meet the next morning.
Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge. They often charge by item and it is quite expensive. There are many Laundromat services available along the way which charge by the kilo. Your CEO will inform when it is best to do laundry. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.
All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
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.
10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.
The currency in Argentina is the Argentine Peso (ARS), in Uruguay the Uruguayan Peso (UYU) and in Brazil, the Brazilian Real (BRL). Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances. Visa cards are the most widely accepted cards. While ATMs are widely available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work in Latin America. Check with your bank. You should be aware that to purchase products or services on a credit card a fee of 5%-10% usually applies. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money, a combination of US dollar cash and cards is best. Please bear in mind that cost of living in the southern cone countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile) is much higher than the rest of South America, and in the case of Argentina, more comparable with Europe. Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds. We do not recommend bringing travellers cheques as they are very difficult to change in country. CURRENCY EXCHANGE TIP: Please be advised that slightly torn notes, notes that have been heavily marked or are faded may be difficult to exchange. It is best to bring notes in fairly good condition, in denominations lower than 100USD (or equivalent). As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com
Nights 1-2: Buenos Aires, Nights 6-7: Estancia, Night 8: overnight bus, Nights 15-16: Rio de Janeiro.
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Buenos Aires - La Boca Neighbourhood Visit (300-400ARS per group) - Buenos Aires Tango Experience - Buenos Aires Bike Tour - Buenos Aires Guided City Tour Colonia La Concordia - Golf Cart Rental (18USD per person) Montevideo - Cycle the Coast (550UYU per person) - Estadio Centenario Visit (150UYU per person) - Museo del Carnaval (100UYU per person) - Port Market - Viven Museum (Museo Andes 1972) - Candombe Punta del Este - Day Trip to Punta del Este (1400UYU per person) Iguaçu Falls - Itaipú Dam Visit (100BRL per person) - Iguassu Falls Bird Park Visit (60BRL per person) - Iguassu Falls (Brazil Side) Guided Tour Puerto Iguazú - Iguassu Falls Visit (70USD per person) Paraty - Paraty Bay Boat Tour - 4x4 Tour (100BRL per person) - Swimming (Free) - Diving Paraty - Horseback Riding Paraty (120-150BRL per person) - Snorkelling - Cachaça Distillery Visit (90BRL per person) - Paraty Boat Tour (100BRL per person) Trindade - Trindade Day Trip (5BRL per person) Ilha Grande - Lopes Mendes Hike - Swimming (Free) - Hike to Pico do Papagaio (130BRL per person) - Ilha Grande Boat Excursion (120BRL per person) - Snorkelling Ilha Grande - Ilha Grande Diving Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro City Tour (240BRL per person) - Rio Football Game (150-200BRL per person) - Rio Hang Gliding (750BRL per person)
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 Health & Safety: • Face masks (required) • Hand sanitizer (required) • Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.) • Rubber gloves Warm Weather: • Sandals/flip-flops • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended) • Sun hat/bandana • Swimwear
Planeterra International Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to turning travel into impact by helping local communities earn an income from tourism. Planeterra connects underserved local communities to the benefits of tourism by developing and supporting small community-owned businesses. These businesses support Indigenous people, empower women, grant youth access to employment opportunities, and protect the environment. Planeterra also works to ensure these businesses have a thriving customer base by integrating their projects into G Adventures’ itineraries globally. G Adventures is Planeterra’s largest corporate donor, covering all operating costs, so 100% of your donation will bring opportunity to people in need. G Adventures Dollar-a-day Program - Make Every Day Count - Turn your travel into impact with <a href="https://www.planeterra.org">Planeterra Foundation</a>. Did you know? Most communities around the world do not benefit from tourism. Give back to the places you visit on your travels by creating opportunities for local people to earn an income, and protect the environment. Make every day count by donating $1/day for the length of your trip, and join us in empowering the communities you will visit when you travel. 100% of your donation goes directly to Planeterra projects.
Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your CEO has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Your CEO will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your CEO will assist you with options available in a given location please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgment when selecting an activity in your free time. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions. Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo opportunity and leave the area immediately. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards) have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our CEOs to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s). Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk. We take all prudent measures in relation to your safety. For ways to further enhance your personal safety while traveling, please visit: <a href="http://www.gadventures.com/travel-resources/safety/"> www.gadventures.com/travel-resources/safety/</a>
We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.
It is customary in Latin America to tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is an expected - though not compulsory - component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides would range from $5-10 USD per day depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your CEO for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture. Also at the end of each trip if you felt your G Adventures CEO did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline $20-25 USD per person, per week can be used.
Local bus, minivan, taxi, plane, ferry, walking.
Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your CEO, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
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.
All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. BRAZIL VISA Some nationalities need a tourist visa in order to enter Brazil. Please contact your local Brazilian Embassy to find out if you need to apply for one and for further details. If you are required to have a visa you will need to get one before entering Brazil, otherwise you will be refused entry. Processing fees and time frames depend on each country, but can take 2 weeks or longer, so we advise you to apply for it as early as possible. You can apply for Brazil's e-visa here: http://www.vfsglobal.com/Brazil-eVisa/
Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, however this is not the case, and you may need warm clothes 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.
Your G for Good Moment: Favela Experience, Rio de Janeiro Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Discover Moment: Buenos Aires Your Discover Moment: Paraty Your Discover Moment: Ilha Grande Your Discover Moment: Rio de Janeiro. Activities while at the estancia in Uruguay. Entrance and visit to the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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Start:Buenos Aires
Finish:Rio de Janeiro
Group size:14 - 18
Suitable for: Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.
Accommodation:Simple hotels (9 nts, twin-share), hostels (4 nts, multi-share with up to 6 people), estancia/ranch (2 nts, multi-share), overnight bus (1 nt).
Physical rating:3 - Average
Meals:10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Diets:Vegetarians, Vegans
Tour operated in: English
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