In Search of Iguassu–Rio to Buenos Aires
17 days from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires
From $ 2499
Duration17 days

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
    Service level: Basic
  • Starts in: Rio de Janeiro
    Physical Grading: Average
  • Ends in: Buenos Aires
    Ages: 12+
In Search of Iguassu–Rio to Buenos Aires - Tour Map

Itinerary

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Day 1: Rio de Janeiro

Start place: Rio de Janeiro

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.
Arrive at any time.

End place: Rio de Janeiro

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro

Start place: 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.

End place: Rio de Janeiro

Meals: B
Day 3: Rio de Janeiro/Ilha Grande

Start place: Rio de Janeiro

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.
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.

End place: Ilha Grande

Meals: B
Day 4: Ilha Grande

Start place: Ilha Grande

Free time to hike and explore the island's beaches or take an optional boat tour.

End place: Ilha Grande

Day 5: Ilha Grande/Paraty

Start place: Ilha Grande

Explore colonial Paraty, and opt to chill on the beach or visit a cachaça distillery.

End place: Paraty

Day 6: Paraty

Start place: Paraty

Free day in Paraty to explore, chill on the beach or take an optional boat tour to nearby islands.

End place: Paraty

Meals: B
Day 7: Paraty/Iguassu Falls

Start place: Paraty

Skip the 19-hour journey by land and fly to Foz do Iguacu.
Skip the bus ride and hop a flight to Iguassu.

End place: Foz do Iguacu

Day 8: Iguassu Falls

Start place: Foz do Iguacu

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

End place: Foz do Iguacu

Meals: B
Day 9: Iguassu Falls/Gualeguaychú

Start place: Foz do Iguacu

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.
Meals: B
Day 10: Estancia Stay
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.
Dive into Uruguayan rural life. Get dirty at a working ranch, head for hikes, and indulge in local barbecues and wine.

End place: Mercedes

Meals: L, D
Day 11: Estancia Stay

Start place: Mercedes

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

End place: Mercedes

Meals: B, L, D
Day 12: Estancia Stay/Montevideo

Start place: Mercedes

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

End place: Montevideo

Meals: B
Day 13: Montevideo

Start place: 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.

End place: Montevideo

Meals: B
Day 14: Montevideo/Colonia

Start place: Montevideo

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. Accommodation in Colonia may be multi-share during high season.

End place: Colonia del Sacramento

Meals: B
Day 15: Colonia/Buenos Aires

Start place: Colonia del Sacramento

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!
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.

End place: Buenos Aires

Meals: B
Day 16: Buenos Aires

Start place: Buenos Aires

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.
Free time to explore the many attractions. Check out a football game, a tango show or the city's famous nightlife.

End place: Buenos Aires

Day 17: Buenos Aires

Start place: Buenos Aires

Depart at any time.

End place: Buenos Aires

Inclusions

Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Favela Experience, Rio de Janeiro Your Discover Moment: Ilha Grande Your Discover Moment: Paraty Your Local Living Moment: Estancia Stay, Colonia La Concordia Your Discover Moment: Buenos Aires
  • 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
  • Transport

    Plane, Public bus, Minivan, Taxis, Ferry, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Simple hotels (9 nts, twin-share), Hostels (4 nts, multi-share), Estancia/ranch (2 nts, multi-share), Overnight bus (1 nt)
  • Meals

    10 breakfasts,
    2 lunches,
    2 dinners

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