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Argentina and Brazil Highlights

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$2,585

10 days

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Overview

Do catamarans over azure waters, lush white beaches, the rush of Iguassu falls & buzz of Rio sound appealing to you? Mix this with cosmopolitan Buenos Aires & you've got the perfect combo of adventure, discovery & sun-seeking in 10 mesmerising days through Argentina and Brazil.

Locations Visited

Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls, Rio de Janeiro

Countries Visited

Argentina, Brazil

Travel Style

Discoverer

Accommodations

9 nights included

Age Requirements

Social travel experiences for 18-35 year olds

Itinerary

COLLAPSE ALL EXPAND ALL

Day 1

Buenos Aires

Hola Buenos Aires! We'll dive straight into the local culture with an authentic dinner (washed down with a glass of malbec, of course) and a sultry tango show. The perfect way to get our Argentina adventure started.

  • Accommodation

    Tribeca Buenos Aires Apart (or similar)

  • Meals

    Dinner

Day 2

San Antonio De Areco Day Trip

Today we'll switch it up and get out of the bustling city towards perhaps the prettiest town in all of the Pampas: San Antonia de Areco.In this picturesque town, Gaucho traditions are still front and center, and we'll stroll the historic centre, learning the important role Gauchos played in Argentine history before enjoying a leisurely lunch at a traditional Estancia. Trust us - the local ice-cream is to die for.Back to the passionate grandeur of Buenos Aires, we'll settle in for the evening with a whole day of exploration awaiting us tomorrow.

  • Accommodation

    Tribeca Buenos Aires Apart (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 3

Buenos Aires

Today you'll get the full Porteno (locals from Buenos Aires) experience. First up get to know Buenos Aires with our very own local guide. After getting to the know this amazing city, we'll experience true Argentine food on our included, interactive food tour. Food coma - here we come.

  • Accommodation

    Tribeca Buenos Aires Apart (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Buenos Aires

Now that you know Buenos Aires like a Porteño the day is yours to explore! Join in a day at the Polo where you'll learn about the traditional Argentine game, learn how to play and even partake in a game of your own. If you're more comfortable out on the water, opt to experience the Tigre Delta for the day on a relaxing boat ride, or if you want to stay on dry land enjoy a short bike ride around the surrounding areas. No matter what you choose, we'll all dive into a delicious regional lunch. Weather permitting you can even swim and kayak. In love with the city life of Buenos Aires? Then spend some time exploring the museums and/or the shops in Palermo. There truly is something for everyone.

  • Accommodation

    Tribeca Buenos Aires Apart (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 5

Buenos Aires to Iguassu Falls

Rise and shine Latin adventurers, we’ve got yet another included flight to catch – Brazil bound…Landing in Puerto Iguazu we’ll hop over the border and dig or toes into Brazilian soil for the first time, clapping eyes on yet another astounding natural wonder. Listen out for all those oohhs and aahhs. A collection of 275 individual waterfalls, Iguassu Falls sprawls both Brazil and Argentina, with both sides offering up stunning UNESCO World Heritage parks and views. Today though, is all about the Brazilian side, and what better way to see the falls from every angle than with an optional helicopter ride, taking the term ‘birds eye view’ to a whole new level. Go on – treat yo’ self! For those keeping feet on the ground, take your time exploring the Parque Nacional do Iguaçu, then tonight we’ll pencil in some group hangs over caipirinha’s to debrief yet another action packed day.

  • Accommodation

    Hotel del Rey (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 6

Iguassu Falls

Iguassu we’re not done with you yet! Yesterday was all about the Brazilian side, but today we’re hopping back over to Argentina to see what the deal is from this side of the falls. We’ll take a hike to the very edge of Devil’s Throat, the highest of the 275 falls, and for those keen there’s even the option to take to the water with a speed boat ride through the spray of the falls. Refreshing? Oh you could say that…With a full day spent here, take your time exploring, trying to figure out the age old debate – which side wears it better? Tonight, dinners packing a serious punch – we’ll be treating you to an authentic Brazilian BBQ dinner. Say hello to the meat sweats…

  • Accommodation

    Hotel del Rey (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Iguassu Falls to Rio De Janeiro

Catch you later Iguassu – Rio, we’re coming in hot…If Rio knows one thing, it’s how to p-a-r-t-y, so having fun in this life loving city is already a given. But first things first – let’s get acquainted with our surroundings a little better. After a quick orientation tour, the afternoon is then yours to explore as you please, though given our hotel's beachfront location, we reckon you'll only have one thing on your mind.

  • Accommodation

    Hotel Atlantis Copacabana (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

Rio De Janerio

Ready for another New Wonder of the World? Today will kick off with a visit to perhaps South America’s biggest icon – the Christ the Redeemer statue. Standing at an impressive 30m high (that’s 98ft) this religious monument casts an almighty shadow over the city below, and will be a moment you won’t be forgetting any time soon. Back in the city, the choice is yours as to how the rest of the day goes. Kick back on Copacabana amidst the football players and Capoeira masters, or maybe you’d prefer to ascend the 396 metres of Sugarloaf Mountain, or party Favela style with the locals. Tonight we’ve got yet another foodie experience to tempt you with, taking Brazilian BBQ to a whole new level of meat indulgence. Let’s do this!

  • Accommodation

    Hotel Atlantis Copacabana (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 9

Rio De Janerio

Excuse us while we cry into our caipirinhas – today is our last full day on tour. Sob. But before the emotions run too high, let’s make sure we see it out with a bang, Rio style. So, what have we got to tempt you with today? How’s about a boat cruise overflowing with cocktails and good times, or maybe go hand-gliding over the city to catch it in all its scenic glory. If those sweet Brazilian rays are calling you (or perhaps just the gorgeous bods in teeny tiny swimwear), opt to spend your last day kicking it on the beach, capirinha in hand of course. However you want to see out your trip, your Trip Manager is there to make it happen (and that includes watching the masters of football do it like no one else can, if a game’s in town). Tonight’s your last one with your Latin family, so make it one to remember…

  • Accommodation

    Hotel Atlantis Copacabana (or similar)

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 10

Depart Rio de Janeiro

Morning global roamers, we came, we saw, we Samba'd... We'll fuel up on one last breakfast together, then it's time to wipe away the tears and do those final friend requests because today you're homeward bound with firm plans in full steam for a Contiki 2.0 reunion in Asiano-doubt.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Highlights

  • Arrive Buenos Aires
  • City sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires

  • Dinner & Tango Show

  • Buenos Aires Day 3
  • Locally guided city tour

  • Try tasty Argentine food on our interactive food tour

  • Buenos Aires to Iguassu Falls
  • Included Flight

  • Iguassu Falls
  • See the Devils Throat

  • Taste delicious Brazilian BBQ

  • Visit Iguassu National Park ARG side

  • Iguassu Falls to Rio de Janeiro
  • Included flight to Rio de Janeiro

  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Visit Christ the Redeemer statue

  • Brazilian BBQ Dinner

  • Rio de Janeiro Day 2
  • Favela tour

  • Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer)

  • Rio Cruise

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What's Included

  • Accommodation

  • We always provide comfortable accommodation in a relaxed atmosphere - think comfy hotels and bright communal areas for you and your new squad to relax and socialise.

  • Food

  • You can expect to refuel with hearty breakfasts, luscious lunches and delicious dinners from us but we'll also give you the opportunity to sample some of the best local cuisine. We'll get 13 of your meals, you get the rest. Taste it all - from simple street eats to gourmet fare.

  • Staff

  • A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.

  • Terms & Conditions

    Trip Notes:

    • ​Please note that airfare to and from your start/end destinations are not included in the cost of your trip.
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    Terms & Conditions:

    • ​Prices listed are land only & do not include airfare to and from the start/end of the tour.
    • Prices listed are per person, based on twin or multi-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost or you can upgrade to a single for an additional cost, based on availability.
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