Brazil & Argentina Adventure Southbound - 19 Days

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Journey between two of South America’s greatest cities on this 19-day overland adventure starting in Rio de Janeiro, visiting the Emerald Coastline of Paraty, both sides of the spectacular Iguazu Falls and the incredible Pantanal wetlands, before ending in the sultry capital of Buenos Aires.

Highlights
  • Rio de Janeiro - discover Brazil's most vibrant city
  • Bonito - discover the crystal clear rivers and stunning caves around "the eco-tourism capital of Brazil"
  • Paraty - experience the Emerald Coast with a boat trip around its incredible islands and beaches
  • Brotas - take part in optional adventure activities such as white water rafting or canyoning
  • Pantanal Wetlands - enjoy a 2-night wildlife safari experience
  • Iguazu Falls - visit both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of this magnificent waterfall system
  • Buenos Aires - spend a day exploring this cosmopolitan capital
Age Policy
Minimum age 12, no maximum. Anyone 70 and over to complete our Tour Suitability Form 
Destinations
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • South America
Tour Types
  • Small Group
Day 1: Rio De Janeiro
( overnight in Rio De Janeiro (1))
Welcome to Brazil and its wonderful capital Rio de Janeiro! Tonight we have an important group meeting at 6pm in the joining hotel to meet your tour leader and fellow travellers.

Day 2-4: Paraty
( overnight in Paraty (3))
Rio de Janeiro - Paraty. This morning we embark on a full-day drive to Paraty, an old Portuguese colonial town set on the dazzling Emerald Coast of the Atlantic, where we spend three nights.

On day 3, we enjoy an included boat trip around the incredible beaches and islands off the coast of Paraty. Day 4 is then free to explore at your leisure or perhaps take a historical walking tour. There are plenty more optional activities on offer including scuba diving, sea kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.

Day 5-6: Brotas
( overnight in Brotas (2))
Paraty - Brotas. Today we drive to Brotas, a remote town in southeastern Brazil known for being an adventure tourism destination.

Day 6 is free to either relax by the pool or take part in the optional adventure activities on offer here. Maybe go white-water rafting on the fast-moving waters of the Jacare River or enjoy a half-day canyoning trip through the nearby gorges.

Day 7: Campo Grande
( overnight in Campo Grande)
Brotas - Campo Grande. Today we start driving towards Sao Paulo state. We wild camp towards the end of the day, offering a truly off the beaten track experience as we're far from the tourist crowds in our remote setting.

Day 8-9: Pantanal
( overnight in Pantanal (2))
Campo Grande - Pantanal. Today we have a short drive to the amazing southern Pantanal region of Brazil and enjoy a visit to a local eco-tourism ranch or 'fazenda'. The Pantanal is the largest wetland in the world and home to a staggering number of species, including wildlife such as caiman, anacondas, anteaters, jaguars, capybaras and much more.

We spend 2 nights in the Pantanal enjoying a range of included activities from our lodge, such as canoe and boat trips down the wildlife-rich rivers, horseback rides through the beautiful scenery and safaris on trucks and on foot where we hope to spot some of this wetland’s incredible indigenous wildlife.

Day 10-12: Bonito
( overnight in Bonito (3))
Pantanal - Bonito.Today we have a full day's drive north to Bonito, the eco-tourism capital of Brazil. Enjoy the camaraderie aboard our overland truck, playing games with your fellow travellers and soaking up the views along the way.

We spend days 11 and 12 in Bonito to take advantage of the range of incredible optional activities here. You can visit the other-worldly Blue Lake Cave, enjoy world-class snorkelling in the waters of Rio da Prata or abseil down the Boca da Onca waterfall, to name just a few of the activities on offer.

Day 13-14: Iguazu Falls (Brazil)
( overnight in Foz do Iguacu (2))
Bonito - Foz do Iguacu. This morning we cross the border at Tancredo Neves, where we continue our drive to Foz do Iguacu. Meaning ‘Mouth of the Iguazu River’, this town is famous as the base for exploring the incredible Iguazu Falls.

On day 14 we visit the Brazilian side of the magnificent Iguazu Falls, which is the largest waterfall system in the world. Here we have plenty of time for optional activities, such as a visit to the Parque das Aves bird park, seeing the colossal Itaipu Dam, an exhilarating speed boat ride around the base of the falls or an unforgettable 10-minute helicopter flight over this spectacular natural feature.

Day 15: Iguazu Falls (Argentina)
( overnight in Foz do Iguacu)
Today we take a trip into Argentina to spend a full day at this side of the incredible Iguazu Falls. From the Argentinian side, the views are even more spectacular and you can look right down the largest waterfall, known as the Devil’s Throat, from a gantry walkway viewing point. We have plenty of time here to explore, perhaps hiking some of the nature trails or taking an exhilarating, and very wet, boat ride.

Day 16: Yapeyu
( overnight in Yapeyu)
Foz do Iguacu - Yapeyu. Today we cross the border into Argentina to arrive in Yapeyu, a beautiful village set on the banks of the River Uruguay, where we camp for the night. This village is famous in Argentina as the birthplace of General Jose de San Martin, a national hero who helped liberate South America from Spanish colonial rule.

Day 17-18: Buenos Aires
( overnight in Buenos Aires (2))
Yapeyu - Buenos Aires.Today we journey south on a full-day drive through the Entre Rios and Corrientes provinces to Buenos Aires, he wonderful capital of Argentina! Here we stay in a centrally-located hotel.

Day 18 is free to explore this incredible city and all it has to offer. Buenos Aires is packed with amazing culture, arts and music, so perhaps take one of our optional activities to make the most of your time here. You could learn to tango with a private lesson, sample Argentina’s famous Merlot on a wine tasting afternoon or take a street art tour with some of the local artists.

Day 19: Buenos Aires

Today marks the end of our adventure through Brazil and Argentina! If you'd like to extend your time in this sensational city, please contact our reservations team who will be happy to arrange post-tour accommodation.

  • 15 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 12 dinners
  • 5 nights comfortable hotels, 3 nights multi-share hostels and 10 nights camping
  • Services of two crew (drivers/tour leaders), with local guides where necessary
  • Transportation in an overland expedition vehicle, plus 4x4, public bus, boat, canoe
  • All camping fees and appropriate equipment
  • Paraty boat trip out to the islands and beaches
  • 2 night wildlife safari in the Pantanal
  • 2 full days to discover the Brazilian and Argentinean side of Iguazu Falls


NB - the following are not included:

-Items of a personal nature, additional meals and drinks
-International flights and visas
-Tipping – an entirely personal gesture
-Sleeping bag and roll mat - please bring your own for camping
-Local payment - $850pp, paid in USD

Dates Price Single Availability
17-Feb-2021 for 18 Nights Enquire
13-Jun-2021 for 18 Nights Enquire
19-Jul-2021 for 18 Nights Enquire
23-Nov-2021 for 18 Nights Enquire
02-Mar-2022 for 18 Nights Enquire

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