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BRAZIL & ARGENTINA ON SHOESTRING

11 Days, Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro
BRAZIL & ARGENTINA ON SHOESTRING

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Experience the treasures of Argentina and Brazil in this jam-packed trip. From tango in Buenos Aires to sun and surf in Rio, explore two of the continent's most v read more...

IS THIS Yolo TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Are young at heart
    • Prefer fast-paced and budget-friendly trips
    • Want to have meaningful encounters with local people
    • Love making new friends
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • Simple hotels (7 nts, some multi-share), hostel (1 nt), overnight buses (2 nts).
  • 4 breakfasts.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Local bus, minivan, taxi, walking).
  • Entrance and visit to both the Argentine and Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 435-565 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Buenos Aires
Day 2 Buenos Aires/Puerto Iguazu
Day 3 Puerto Iguazu/Foz do Iguacu
Day 4 Foz do Iguacu
Day 5 Foz do Iguacu
Day 6 Foz do Iguacu/Sao Paulo
Day 7 Sao Paulo/Paraty
Day 8 Paraty
Day 9 Paraty
Day 10 Paraty/Rio de Janeiro
Day 11 Depart Rio de Janeiro
Departures
  • Nov
    2017
  • Dec
    2017
  • Jan
    2018
  • Feb
    2018
  • Mar
    2018
  • Apr
    2018
  • Sep
    2018
  • Oct
    2018
  • Nov
    2018
  • Dec
    2018
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Sat, 18 Nov '17
  • Tue, 28 Nov '17
  • Sat, 09 Dec '17
  • Tue, 19 Dec '17
  • Sat, 13 Jan '18
  • Tue, 23 Jan '18
  • Sat, 10 Feb '18
  • Tue, 20 Feb '18
  • Sat, 10 Mar '18
  • Tue, 20 Mar '18
  • Sat, 21 Apr '18
  • Tue, 01 May '18
  • Sat, 15 Sep '18
  • Tue, 25 Sep '18
  • Sat, 13 Oct '18
  • Tue, 23 Oct '18
  • Sat, 17 Nov '18
  • Tue, 27 Nov '18
  • Sat, 08 Dec '18
  • Tue, 18 Dec '18
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Buenos Aires
  • On Board Bus
  • Foz Do Iguacu
  • On Board The Bus
  • Paraty
  • Rio De Janeiro
  • Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro Map
  • DAY 1 Arrive Buenos Aires

    Arrive at any time.

    Known as the 'Paris of the Americas', Buenos Aires is a vibrant city full of life. Visit the districts of La Boca, Recoleta, and San Telmo or catch a tango show at one of the many famous tanguerias. Wander the pedestrian walkways and see some dancing in the streets. Whatever you do, Buenos Aires is sure to leave lasting memories.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Buenos Aires/Puerto Iguazu

    Free Time
    Buenos Aires Full Day
    Get out and explore Argentina's beautiful capital city.

    Optional Activities
    Buenos Aires Guided City Tour

    Buenos Aires
    Enjoy a guided tour exploring beautiful, vibrant Buenos Aires. Be introduced to historic sites and districts, including Plaza de Mayo where Eva Peron's famed balcony presides over the square. See La Boca and San Telmo's colourful street life, painted houses, and the famed Recoleta Cemetery.

    Explore this cosmopolitan city before hopping on an overnight bus.

    Overnight bus
    Buenos Aires - Puerto Iguazu19h1640km
    Curl up and catch a snooze en route to the next stop. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 3 Puerto Iguazu/Foz do Iguacu

    Enjoy a free day to relax after the long journey.
    Private Vehicle
    Puerto Iguazu - Foz do Iguacu 1h30m-2h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil)
    Puerto Iguazu - Foz do Iguacu
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Free Time
    Foz do IguacuMorning
    Get out and explore the area. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 4 Foz do Iguacu

    Explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls, then enjoy free time in the afternoon.

    Iguassu Falls Guided Tour
    Foz do Iguacu
    Visit the Brazil side of the falls to get a panoramic view of Iguassu -- one of the world's largest and most impressive waterfalls. In total, there are over 275 individual falls spread out over 3km (2 mi). Find the best spot to take jaw-dropping photos of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Free Time
    Foz do Iguacu
    Sit back and relax, or get out and explore more of the area.

    Optional Activities
    Itaipu Dam Visit

    Foz do Iguacu 3h-4h
    52BRL per person
    Prepare to be wowed by this impressive feat of engineering. Voted by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the modern Wonders of World, the Itaipu Dam is the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world. Go behind the scenes to see how water from the Parana River is converted into electricity to power Paraguay and 25% of Brazil. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 5 Foz do Iguacu

    Full day excursion to the Argentina side of the falls. Opt to take a boat tour to see the cascading falls from below.

    Border Crossing (Brazil - Argentina)
    Foz do Iguacu - Puerto Iguazu 1h30m-2h
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Iguassu Falls Visit
    Puerto Iguazu
    Spend the whole day on the Argentina side of Iguassu, exploring the paths over the falls or experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site from a boat tour. Tours utilise 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.

    Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil)
    Puerto Iguazu - Foz do Iguacu1h30m-2h
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list..

    Optional Activities
    Iguassu Falls Boat Tour

    Puerto Iguazu 1h-2h
    520ARS per person
    Enter the jungle from the "Sendero Yacaratia" and enjoy the panoramic view. Board motorboats that pass through the Lower Canyon of the Iguassu River, and continue onto the falls. After enjoying the view from San Martin Island, sail to "Tres Mosqueteros" to the "Devil's Throat". Sail along the shore before and enjoy the splendor of the San Martin waterfall-a wonderful and unforgettable experience (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 6 Foz do Iguacu/Sao Paulo

    Free Time
    Foz do Iguacu Half Day
    Get out and explore the area.

    Optional Activities
    Itaipu Dam Visit

    Foz do Iguacu 3h-4h
    52BRL per person
    Prepare to be wowed by this impressive feat of engineering. Voted by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the modern Wonders of World, the Itaipu Dam is the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world. Go behind the scenes to see how water from the Parana River is converted into electricity to power Paraguay and 25% of Brazil.

    Iguassu Falls Bird Park Visit
    Foz do Iguacu
    60BRL per person
    Grab a camera and get up and close and personal with macaws, parrots, parakeets and 150 other species of birds. Located on the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls, the Bird Park is on 12 acres of native subtropical forest. Enter a huge aviary to see the birds as nature meant them to be seen, without cages and nets. Check out other exhibits to view butterflies, alligators and snakes (boas and Anacondas).

    Enjoy a free half-day to explore the area or visit Paraguay, and then board an overnight bus to Sao Paulo.

    Overnight bus
    Foz do Iguacu - Sao Paulo 14h30m1028km
    Curl up and catch a snooze en route to the next stop. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 7 Sao Paulo/Paraty

    Head to the coast for an optional schooner tour of the bay. Enjoy the beach life, and try the local beverages at a regional distillery.

    Enjoy time here exploring the cobblestone streets, taking an optional sailing trip or walking along one of the many fabulous beaches in the area. Other options include historical "fazenda" tours and cachaca distillery visits (local drink) as well as plenty of great souvenir shopping!

    Private Vehicle
    Sao Paulo - Paraty 5h314km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Free Time
    Paraty
    Do as much or as little as you like at this little slice of beach paradise.

    Optional Activities
    Cachaca Distillery Visit

    Paraty
    90BRL per person
    Tour a Cachaca distillery where sugarcane juice is used to create the most popular distilled spirit in Brazil. If it tastes familiar, that's because it's the main ingredient in a Caipirinha, the country's national cocktail. Often called "Brazilian rum", cachaca is so popular it's produced by 40,000 micro-companies across the country. The blend from Paraty is sweet and salty-taste the sea as you sip this local liquid.

    Horseback Riding
    Paraty 3h-6h
    120-150BRL per person
    Throw on some long pants, grab the reins and hop up on a well-trained horse. Trail ride through the Atlantic rainforest in the mountains around Paraty. Cross rivers and follow trails lined with tropical trees. Reach a lookout and see the village and the water below. Stop at a waterfall and jump in! Let the rushing water massage your muscles then hop back on the horses and gallop home.

    Snorkelling
    Paraty
    Book a special boat trip or simply rent a mask and fins and float in the waters near Paraty. Ask your CEO for the best snorkel sites. Ilha Comprida is known locally as "nature's aquarium"; the waters are filled with fish. Other spots include Trinidade and Sao Goncalo. Bring an underwater camera if you've got one. You don't want to miss this opportunity to document the aquatic life teeming in these clear turquoise waters.

    Swimming
    Paraty
    Free
    Grab your bathing suit and towel, sturdy walking shoes and lots of sunscreen (the sun is intense here) and head to one of the many beaches and fishing villages found in quiet bays near Paraty. Most are accessible by local bus or taxi or boat shuttle. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 8 Paraty

    Enjoy the beach life, and spend the day exploring the sand and sea.

    Free Time
    Paraty Full Day
    Do as much or as little as you'd like to fill the day.

    Optional Activities
    Cachaca Distillery Visit

    Paraty
    90BRL per person
    Tour a Cachaca distillery where sugarcane juice is used to create the most popular distilled spirit in Brazil. If it tastes familiar, that's because it's the main ingredient in a Caipirinha, the country's national cocktail. Often called "Brazilian rum", cachaca is so popular it's produced by 40,000 micro-companies across the country. The blend from Paraty is sweet and salty-taste the sea as you sip this local liquid.

    Swimming
    Paraty
    Free
    Grab your bathing suit and towel, sturdy walking shoes and lots of sunscreen (the sun is intense here) and head to one of the many beaches and fishing villages found in quiet bays near Paraty. Most are accessible by local bus or taxi or boat shuttle.

    Snorkelling
    Paraty
    Book a special boat trip or simply rent a mask and fins and float in the waters near Paraty. Ask your CEO for the best snorkel sites. Ilha Comprida is known locally as "nature's aquarium"; the waters are filled with fish. Other spots include Trinidade and Sao Goncalo. Bring an underwater camera if you've got one. You don't want to miss this opportunity to document the aquatic life teeming in these clear turquoise waters.

    Diving
    Paraty
    Brazil is a diver's paradise. Its waters include a rich variety of fish, mammals, kelp and coral. Spot brilliantly coloured fish accented against the white sand ocean floor. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, sea turtles and nurse sharks. Paraty boasts at least 10 locations recommended for SCUBA diving. Explore the waters off islands with exotic names - Cocos, Meros, Deserta - and add an unforgettable underwater adventure to your list of most memorable moments.

    Hiking
    Paraty
    Choose from one of many options to explore the trails around Paraty. Step back in time along the Gold Trail (Caminho do Ouro), built by African slaves in the 18th Century, and imagine the difficulty of carrying gold from Brazil's interior to Paraty's port and then Portugal. Opt for other hikes (2-3 hrs) through Atlantic rainforest and ending at gorgeous beaches and fishing villages. Remember to bring lots of water! (Breakfast)

  • DAY 9 Paraty

    Enjoy the beach life, and spend the day exploring the sand and sea.

    Free Time
    Paraty Full Day
    Do as much or as little as you'd like to fill the day.

    Optional Activities
    Cachaca Distillery Visit

    Paraty
    90BRL per person
    Tour a Cachaca distillery where sugarcane juice is used to create the most popular distilled spirit in Brazil. If it tastes familiar, that's because it's the main ingredient in a Caipirinha, the country's national cocktail. Often called "Brazilian rum", cachaca is so popular it's produced by 40,000 micro-companies across the country. The blend from Paraty is sweet and salty-taste the sea as you sip this local liquid.

    Swimming
    Paraty
    Free
    Grab your bathing suit and towel, sturdy walking shoes and lots of sunscreen (the sun is intense here) and head to one of the many beaches and fishing villages found in quiet bays near Paraty. Most are accessible by local bus or taxi or boat shuttle.

    Snorkelling
    Paraty
    Book a special boat trip or simply rent a mask and fins and float in the waters near Paraty. Ask your CEO for the best snorkel sites. Ilha Comprida is known locally as "nature's aquarium"; the waters are filled with fish. Other spots include Trinidade and Sao Goncalo. Bring an underwater camera if you've got one. You don't want to miss this opportunity to document the aquatic life teeming in these clear turquoise waters.

    Diving
    Paraty
    Brazil is a diver's paradise. Its waters include a rich variety of fish, mammals, kelp and coral. Spot brilliantly coloured fish accented against the white sand ocean floor. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, sea turtles and nurse sharks. Paraty boasts at least 10 locations recommended for SCUBA diving. Explore the waters off islands with exotic names - Cocos, Meros, Deserta - and add an unforgettable underwater adventure to your list of most memorable moments.

    Hiking
    Paraty
    Choose from one of many options to explore the trails around Paraty. Step back in time along the Gold Trail (Caminho do Ouro), built by African slaves in the 18th Century, and imagine the difficulty of carrying gold from Brazil's interior to Paraty's port and then Portugal. Opt for other hikes (2-3 hrs) through Atlantic rainforest and ending at gorgeous beaches and fishing villages. Remember to bring lots of water! (Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Paraty/Rio de Janeiro

    Travel to Rio and enjoy free time to explore the city using a centrally located hostel in Copacabana as a base. Sun, beach, and nightlife await. Opt to visit Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain.

    Travel north along the coast through superb scenery before rounding the cliffs at Vidigal. Get a first glimpse of one of the most memorable cities in the world, Brazil's oceanside jewel, Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy any 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.

    Private Vehicle
    Paraty - Rio de Janeiro 4h241km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Free Time
    Rio de Janeiro Afternoon
    Get out and explore fascinating and beautiful Rio de Janeiro.

    Optional Activities
    Rio de Janeiro City Tour

    Rio de Janeiro 5h-6h
    185BRL per person
    There’s so much to see and do in this vibrant city pulsing with passion, music and the waves of the sea. Take a city tour and visit some of Rio’s hot spots. Ride a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and marvel at the magnificent views of the bay, city and beaches beyond. Tour Tijuca National Park, one of the world’s largest urban parks, planted in the 1800s to prevent erosion and further deforestation from farming. Visit the art deco statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 11 Depart Rio de Janeiro

    Depart at any time.

    If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional post-trip accommodation nights.

    Departure Day
    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 435-565 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 18 passengers, at an average there are 14 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. 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.

  10. Looking to add to your experience? Check out our Theme Packs! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, theme packs are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Theme Packs must be booked prior to departure, please see details in our optional activities field and ask you sales CEO.


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