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IGUASSU & BEYOND

9 Days, Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro
IGUASSU & BEYOND

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For the nature lover who also wants to explore the nightlife of the urban jungle and have plenty of time on the beach, this 9-day adventure offers the perfect combination read more...

IS THIS Classic TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Think local transport—buses, taxis, trains the most colourful way to travel
    • Enjoy travelling with a like minded mix of couples, friends and solo travellers, from the world over
    • Like the idea of staying in character-rich accommodations that reflect the culture of the places you visit
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • Local flight.
  • 08 Nights accommodation with breakfast (Hotels (8 nts)).
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  • 8 Breakfasts.
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Plane, private van, ferry).
  • Iguassu Falls visit (Brazil and Argentina).
  • Beach time in Paraty.
  • Beach time in Ilha Grande.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
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 225-275 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme. (PDF shows USD 225-275, but Website overview page shows USD 420-550. Please advice.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Buenos Aires
Day 2 Buenos Aires/Foz do Iguacu
Day 3 Foz do Iguacu
Day 4 Foz do Iguacu/Paraty
Day 5 Paraty
Day 6 Paraty/Ilha Grande
Day 7 Ilha Grande
Day 8 Ilha Grande/Rio de Janeiro
Day 9 Depart Rio de Janeiro
Departures
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  • Start
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  • Sat, 02 Dec '17
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  • Fri, 22 Dec '17
  • Mon, 01 Jan '18
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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
  • Foz Do Iguacu
  • Paraty
  • Ilha Grande
  • Rio De Janeiro
  • Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro Map
  • DAY 1 Arrive Buenos Aires

    Arrive at any time.

    If you arrive early, start exploring! Later, grab a seat and enjoy a drink at one of the city's many sidewalk cafes and restaurants.
    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/Foz do Iguacu

    Fly to Iguassu Falls for two full days of exploration from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides.

    Plane
    Buenos Aires - Puerto Iguazu 1h 30m Morning
    Head to the airport and fly north to the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls. Continue on to the border from there.

    Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil)
    Puerto Iguazu - Foz do Iguacu 1h 30m-2h
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Private Vehicle
    Puerto Iguazu - Foz do Iguacu
    Climb aboard and drive to the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls for a little exploration.

    Iguassu Falls Guided Tour
    Foz do Iguacu3h-4h
    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. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Foz do Iguacu

    Return to the Argentine side to explore the trails. Opt for a boat tour to get up close and personal. Return to the Brazilian side for one more night in town.

    Explore trails that will bring you directly over the falls of the Devil's Throat-the highest and deepest of the falls. Other trails allow access to the stretch of falls across the forest on the Argentine side. Opt to take an inflatable boat to the base of the thundering falls.

    Border Crossing (Brazil - Argentina)
    Foz do Iguacu - Puerto Iguazu1h-1h 30m
    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 Full Day
    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 Iguacu
    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. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 Foz do Iguacu/Paraty

    Fly to Sao Paulo and continue by van to Paraty. Opt to visit the cachaca distilleries or take a boat into the bay to explore the nearby islands and beaches.

    On arrival in Sao Paulo, continue on by bus to the gorgeous coastal town of Paraty. Wander the cobblestoned streets, take a boat trip to the nearby islands in the bay, or visit one of the many white-sand beaches that make Brazil famous.

    Plane
    Foz do Iguacu - Sao Paulo 1h 30m 4:00Morning
    An early morning flight gets you Paraty with plenty of time to explore

    Private Vehicle
    Sao Paulo - Paraty 5h-6h
    Enjoy the drive to Sao Paulo, stopping for lunch along the way. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Paraty

    Enjoy a free day to explore Paraty. Optional activities include a Caipirinha boat trip, kayaking and horseback riding.

    Paraty is a quaint colonial town renowned for its architecture-the pace might be slow but there's a lot to choose from. Considered one of the world's most important examples of Portuguese colonial architecture by UNESCO, the historic centre is a well-preserved national historic monument, and today has been closed to vehicles to preserve its laid-back colonial ambiance. Opt to take a caipirinha boat trip, regular boat trips, kayaking, horseback riding, or take a jeep tour.

    Free Time
    Paraty Full Day
    Your trip is just that - yours. Want to linger at the market or grab a table at that cozy cafe? Consider it done. We give your trip structure and direction, but you decide what you want to do with it on your free days.

    Optional Activities
    4x4 Tour

    Paraty 6h-7h30m
    90BRL per person
    Hop in the back of a jeep and hang on for this tropical tour. Enter the Serra da Bocaina National Park, visit waterfalls (great for photos and swimming), and step back in time along the Gold Trail road, constructed by African slaves to transport gold mined inland and transported to Paraty port bound for Portugal.

    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.

    Paraty Bay Boat Tour
    Paraty
    Explore some of Paraty's 65 islands and hundreds of beaches on a schooner tour.

    Caipirinha Boat Tour
    Paraty
    80BRL per person
    Cruise Paraty Bay with a Caipirinha cocktail in one hand and your camera in the other. Brazil's national cocktail, made from muddled lime, sugar and locally distilled Cachaca, provides a perfect accompaniment to this marine adventure. Leave the cobblestone streets behind and watch the sun dance on the turquoise waters. Stop to snorkel at secluded beaches. Explore the many islands and escape.

    Kayaking
    Paraty 1h-6h
    25-50BRL per person
    See Paraty's from a whole other level-sea level! Check out the spectacular views of the old town and the coastal mountain range and explore otherwise inaccessible mangroves.

    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. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Paraty/Ilha Grande

    Continue by van up the coast and take a ferry to Ilha Grande. Opt to hike to remote beaches and enjoy free time to relax and explore the island.

    A short, scenic drive along the coast takes us to Angra dos Reis. Board the ferry to Ilha Grande-home to some of Brazil's most beautiful beaches.


    Private Vehicle
    Paraty - Angra dos Reis 1h 30m-2h 100km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Ferry
    Angra dos Reis - Ilha Grande 1h 30m
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

    Enjoy free time to soak up the sun, snorkel, hike and cruise to various beaches, not to mention feast on fresh seafood and sip caipirinhas in the plaza in the evenings. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Ilha Grande

    Enjoy a free day in Ilha Grande. Optional activities include hiking Pico Do Papagalo or Lopez Mendez, snorkelling or relaxing on the beach.

    Free Time
    Ilha Grande Full Day
    Your trip is just that-yours. Want to linger at the market or grab a table at that cozy cafe? Consider it done. We give your trip structure and direction, but you decide what you want to do with it on your free days.

    Optional Activities
    Snorkelling

    Ilha Grande
    Rent a mask and snorkel, pull on some fins and get set to enter the underwater world of colourful tropical fish, shells and all things seaworthy. November through May is Ilha Grande's best time to snorkel. Hotspots include the Blue Lagoon, Green Lagoon and Abraazinho Beach. Luxuriate in the warm salt water, look down and, in some cases, see to a depth of 15m (50 ft).

    Hike to Pico do Papagaio
    Ilha Grande 6h-7h
    60BRL per person
    Enjoy a guided hike from Abraao to Pico do Papagaio, soaking in the scenery along the way. It will take roughly 4 hours to hike up and about 2 hr to hike back down. The 360 degree views from the top are well worth the effort.

    Lopez Mendez Hike
    Ilha Grande 2h 30m-4h
    Grab your bathing suit, slip on your walking shoes and take the hike from Abraao to the beautiful beach of Lopez Mendez. Follow a well-marked trail up and down, through forest and past other beaches. Eat Jack fruit picked along the way. Drink water from a natural spring. Listen to howler monkeys. After 2.5-3 hrs, arrive at the stunning Lopez Mendez beach, where the white powder sand squeaks under foot and the rolling green hills provide a stunning contrast to the turquoise water.

    Ilha Grande Boat Excursion
    Ilha Grande 4h-5h
    40BRL per person
    From the main village of Vila do Abraao, take a boat tour to some of the best beaches around the island. See tropical fish and cool off in the salt spray of the turquoise waters. Stop to swim and snorkel and pinch yourself for being lucky enough to partake in this tropical piece of paradise. Enjoy the scenery while drinking a caipirinha, Brazil's national drink. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Ilha Grande/Rio de Janeiro

    Carry on by ferry and van to Rio de Janeiro. With free time, explore the city on an optional city tour.

    Travel back to the mainland by ferry before continuing north along the coast. Enjoy the incredible scenery before rounding the cliffs at Vidigal. Get your first look at one of the most memorable cities in the world-Rio de Janeiro.

    Ferry
    Ilha Grande - Angra dos Reis 1h 30mMorning
    Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

    Private Vehicle
    Angra dos Reis - Rio de Janeiro 3h-3h 30m 87km
    Enjoy the incredible scenery before rounding the cliffs at Vidigal. Get your first look at one of the most memorable cities in the world-Rio de Janeiro.

    Free Time
    Rio de Janeiro Evening
    Use your free time in Rio to start your exploration of this world-class city.

    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 9 Depart Rio de Janeiro

    Depart at any time.

    There are no planned activities today so feel free to book onward travel at any time. 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 225-275 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme. (PDF shows USD 225-275, but Website overview page shows USD 420-550. Please advice.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 16 passengers, at an average there are 12 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. LUGGAGE WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

    Please note that Aerolineas Argentinas allows 1 piece of luggage that weighs up to 15kg on internal flights. For every extra kilo the airline will charge $10 per kg at the time of check-in.



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