Take in natural and cultural wonders during a nine-day introduction to the best of Argentina and Brazil. Explore the sophisticated architecture and sizzling spirit of Buenos Aires one day, and discover the lush beauty and cool mist of Iguassu Falls the next. While gliding effortlessly from samba to tango and from village life to the rain forest, soak up the rhythms of this diverse region.
Witness Iguaçu Falls from both the
Brazilian and Argentine sides, and
opt to cruise among the mists of
this breathtaking natural wonder.
Spend time with an Afro-Brazilian
community outside of Parati, and
opt to cruise to nearby islands.
Explore Rio de Janeiro from our
base on the famous Copacabana
Itinerary - 9 Days
Day 1 — Buenos Aires
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included. Those who arrive early may wish to explore the downtown neighborhoods and museums.
Days 2 & 3 — Iguaçu Falls
Fly to Iguaçu Falls and spend two days exploring this UNESCO World Heritage site from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides. Learn about the region’s flora and fauna with a local biologist. Opt to ride a boat to the base of the falls, soar above them on a thrilling helicopter ride, walk the nature trails and catwalks of the surrounding national park, or visit a nearby bird sanctuary. (2B)
Day 4 — São Paulo
Fly to São Paulo and discover the city through gastronomy and architecture. Visit some of the city's most noted sites and along the way a specialist guide will also share knowledge of popular local cuisine.
Days 5 & 6 — Parati
Continue by van to Parati, and enjoy a visit to a nearby Afro-Brazilian community for a unique cultural
experience and traditional meal. Opt to visit a cachaça distillery. The next day, take a boat excursion to nearby islands and beaches. (2B, 1L, 1D)
Days 7 & 8 — Rio de Janiero
Continue by private van to Rio de Janeiro for free time to explore the city from our hotel in Copacabana. Opt to take a city tour or see a samba show. (2B)
Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.
Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include city walking tours, visits to sites, game drives, or easy hikes, with options for more physical activities such as hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and biking.
Click here for a description of all activity levels.
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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.
My Own Room
During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.
My Own Room Option: From $999
Arrival transfer, internal
flights, transport between destinations and to/
from included activities, and activities as listed in
the itinerary. The optional excursions in Iguaçu
Falls, Parati, and Rio de Janeiro are at an additional
Accommodations Comfortable, mid-range
hotels that reflect the local character (8 nights)
Meals Included 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinners. Allow
an additional $390–510 for meals not included.
Transportation Private van, plane, bus
You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.