Rio De Janeiro to Buenos Aires Travel Pass - 12 days

Where you'll be going...........

Day 1 - Rio De Janeiro

  • This specially designed Carioca Expedition is a tour in Rio de Janeiro that provides you with the unique chance to see the best highlights of the city. Our day starts with an accommodation pick-up where you will be met by your professional English speaking tour guide. We will make the first stop of the day at the hang gliding landing area at Sao Conrado beach where the hang gliders land after they take off from Pedra Bonita. Admire the incredible views of the mountains from the coast and contemplate making time in your schedule for a paragliding session.
  • From there, the mini-bus will take you to the Tijuca National Park and get a glimpse of the greenest tropical rainforest. This is the best spot to check how nature and urban areas can coexist. See waterfalls, tropical plants, trees and wildlife. Make a stop for lunch (not included) in Ipanema and transfer to the Christ The Redeemer Statue where you can take as many photos as your heart desires. Visit Santa Teresa, one of the oldest and most traditional neighbourhoods of Rio. See the well preserved original architecture and feel the character of this unique neighborhood.
  • At the end of your Rio day tour you will see the colorful Lapa steps “Escadaria Selaron" where Snoop Dogg shot his famous video for Beautiful. Finally, you will be offered two options. The first option is to be dropped off at the Sugarloaf Mountain where you can hop on the gondola and watch the sunset from the top of the hill (The ticket is not included in the package price) or choose to return to the door of your hotel.

Day 2 - Ilha Grande

  • Transfer from Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande
  • You will be picked up at your accommodation for a private transfer to the ferry terminal in time for your departure.

Day 3 - Ilha Grande

  • Today you will take a boat tour to the stunning Lopez Mendes beach, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil. It is a 3 km long beach of white sand, clear water with waves and wild nature, all part of an environmental protected area. The tour starts at the Abraão Pier where you will take the boat for a 45 min ride until the Pouso beach. From there, start an easy walk (30 minutes) until you reach the amazing Lopes Mendes beach. Get the chance to snorkel, swim and relax on Lopes Mendes before taking the boat back to Cais do Abraão.

Day 4 - Paraty

  • Transfer from Ilha Grande to Paraty
  • You will be picked up at your accommodation for a private transfer to the ferry terminal in time for your departure.

Day 5 - Paraty

  • Depart from the colonial harbour at Paraty for a scenic ride into the Paraty Bay. Enjoy stopping along the way at several of the most beautiful beaches and islands in the bay of Paraty, all surrounded by dense rainforest. Enjoy four 40-minute stops at two beaches and two islands. Take advantage of these pristine natural wonders to go for a refreshing swim, snorkel among colourful tropical fish, or sunbathe on a relaxing sandy beach. Although the exact locations vary for each tour, depending on weather conditions and beach capacity, the tours could pass through the islands of: Comprida, Algodão, Cotia and also the beaches of Praia Vermelha, Praia da Lula, and Saco da Velha among many others.

Day 6 - Sao Paulo

  • Transfer from Paraty to Sao Paulo
  • You will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to Sao Paulo, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.

Day 7 - Sao Paulo

  • Best way to take a look at one of the biggest cities on the planet? From the bottom to the top, of course! We'll be visiting some underground, overground and over the top historical locations that will help you understand the development of Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo's Old town is like a big maze. So bring your enthusiasm and your curiosity! The tour starts inside Sao Paulo's Sé Cathedral, one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. After that, we're going to see the amazing Ground Zero. Then, the tour continues through some cultural centers, the City Hall, the Opera House and then inside the famous Galerias, ending at the iconic Copan Building, designed by Oscar Niemeyer.
  • Some of the attractions may be unavailable due to weather conditions. We'll be walking for 2 kilometers during the period of 2 hours. Bottled water for purchase and toilets will be available during the route.

Day 8 - Foz Do Iguacu

Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu

Type: Bus
Times: 15:20, 16:00, 21:00, 21:15
Duration: 17.5 hours
Transfer from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu

Day 9 - Foz Do Iguacu

  • A visit to the Argentinean side of Iguazu Falls is a completely different experience than the Brazilian and deserves a whole day's worth of your time. Walk along the man-made platforms and bridges that follow the contours of the river taking you right up next to hundreds of waterfalls covering a 4 kilometer stretch.
  • Iguazu falls were created approximately 200 thousand years ago by ageological fault where the Iguazu and Parana Rivers come together creating an 80-meter high cascade named "Garganta del Diablo" or Devil's Throat.  The falls stretch over 3 kilometers wide making them taller than Niagara Falls in North America and wider than Victoria Falls in Africa. The average flow of water passing over the falls is 1500 cubic meters per second and depending on the water levels you can observe anywhere from 160 - 260 falls. The intensity of the fallsproduces a permanent fog, where sunbeams form multiple rainbows of incredible beauty.
  • Start off by walking down around the Circuito Inferior where several bridges take you right up next to the falls where you can stand and be soaked by the spray in seconds. Take the train to the "Devil's Throat" main falls where a man-made walkway leads you out over the river to experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of looking down into the Devil's Throat itself, a 90-meter-high cascade over which 13,000 cubic meters plunge per second.
  • Taking an optional boat trip (you may purchase this additional activity upon arrival), rafting or hiking in the park is another way to enjoy the day in nature and appreciate the falls from a different perspective. Don't forget to take your camera, rain gear and sunblock. Bring your own snacks and water to avoid paying high prices in the park.
  • If time allows on your way back to Puerto Iguazu, you may have a chance to stop at the 3 frontiers overlook point where you can see Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil at the convergence of the Iguazu and Parana Rivers. A blue, green and yellow obelisk represents the national colors of all 3 countries. This is also a great place to grab some last minute souvenirs from Iguazu Falls.

Day 10 - Puerto Iguazu - Argentina

  • Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires
    Type: Bus (Overnight)Times: 19:00Duration: 18 hours
  •  Transfer from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos AiresPlease make your own way to the bus station to catch your bus to Buenos Aires.

Day 11 - Buenos Aires

  • Enjoy a free day to experience on your own

Day 12 - Buenos Aires

  • We will enjoy this activity in a studio in the Abasto area where we will start the experience knowing the history of the neighborhood and tango. Then, we will have a tango class of one hour, where you will learn the first steps, or you can add more knowledge to your dance. We will finish with a wine tasting accompanied by empanadas. A typical combination of Buenos Aires gastronomy. We can enjoy a moment of conversation, to get to know each other and give you advice to continue getting to know this wonderful city: Buenos Aires.
    You will learn about tango and wines, and you will be able to try some delicious empanadas. You will take a souvenir bag with a surprise! 
  • NOTE: This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.Other things to note: We prepare the empanadas to taste. If you are vegetarian, let us know!

What's Included..........

  • Transport
  • English Speaking Guide on some activities
  • Entrance to Christ Redeemer Statue
  • Access to the Bamba App 

What's Not Included............

  • Guide throughout the trip
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Personal Expenses 
  • Meals not included in the itinerary 
  • Tips
  • Accommodation pick up drop off from bus stations
 

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