Buenos Aires to Rio (15 days) Atlantic Highlights

Company : Oasis Overland
Activities: Adventure Holidays / Tours
Countries: Argentina / Brazil
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 weeks
Approx Costs: 250 to 750 £ Pound (UK)

This trip combines two of the world's most vibrant and eclectic cities, along with pristine beaches, unspolit colonial towns and one of nature's most powerful sights.

Take in a Tango Show in the metropolitan city of Buenos Aires, view the stunning Iguazu Falls, take one of the world's must see train journeys and spend time in the Party Capital of the World, Rio de Janeiro. 

 

Itinerary

Day 1
For those now joining us in Buenos Aires, or already travelling as part of a longer trip, we have a free day to explore this cosmopolitan city and maybe take in a Tango Show.

Days 2 to 6
Continuing through Argentina we visit the region between Argentina and Paraguay that is home to many Jesuit Missions built in the 16th century to convert the Guarany Indians. We visit the ruins of San Ignacio before crossing the border into Brazil, where we also cross from Spanish to Portuguese, and it is time to get our tongues around a new linguistic challenge! The Iguazu Falls form the natural border between Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, higher than Niagara and wider than Victoria Falls they are an awe-inspiring place to spend the next few days before we continue on with travel to Brazil.  The lush tropical forest surrounding the falls has many walking trails leading to smaller hidden falls, ideal to refresh from the steaming heat and abounding with parrots, toucans, woodpeckers and colourful plants. Here you can also undertake a number of optional activities such as rafting and helicopter flights.

Days 7 to 10
Heading east from Foz do Iguazu we overnight either in a campsite, or possibly under the stars before reaching Curitiba. Curitiba has something of a European feel and hosts the start to one of the world’s most spectacular railway journeys.  We have a free day to climb aboard this very train to Paranagua (optional) where we can see deep gorges, high peaks and waterfalls as the train winds its way over bridges and viaducts.  Please note schedules do change and trains don’t always run to listed days! The Brazilian coast awaits and we head northeast, skirting the sprawling mass of Sao Paulo, in search of a small beach stop where we can get our first view of the Atlantic. 

Days 11 to 14
We now head to the coastal village of Parati. This unspoilt and picturesque town has remained fundamentally unaltered for three centuries. Cars have been banned from its cobbled streets that run down to the seashore, instead mountain bikes are used and are a good way to get around. Another great way to explore the secluded islands of this pristine coastline is taking a sailing trip in one of the traditional schooners. Our final drive takes us to the playground of  Rio de Janeiro, where the folk are raring to party out of their minds and live purely for the moment.

Day 15
We have a free day to explore Rio and take in many of the sights and attractions.  If you are starting or ending your trip in Rio and want to spend some extra time here, we can arrange accommodation for you.

 

What’s Included

  • Iguazu Falls - entrance to Argentina side
  • Rio de Janeiro - 1 night accommodation
  • All accommodation fees - approx 65% camping & 35% simple hotels/hostels
  • Meals prepared by group or provided - approx 50%
  • All transport on Oasis Expedition Truck
  • Camping and cooking equipment
  • Services of 2 Oasis Crew

 

What’s Not Included

  • Visas US$0 - US$135 (depending on nationality most can be obtained en route)
  • Optional Excursions as listed in the pre-departure information
  • International Flights
  • Airport Taxes and Transfers
  • Meals while in hotels
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks  
  • Tips

Tour Price

Trip Price From: £535.00 + Local Payment From: US$295.00

Start Dates

26-07-2017
30-08-2017
26-07-2018
30-08-2018

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