8 nights in Brazil
For the nature lover who also wants to explore the nightlife of the urban jungle and have plenty of time on the beach, this nine-day adventure offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and cosmopolitan culture. Travel from the tango palaces of Buenos Aires to the samba pulse of Rio de Janeiro and discover spectacular wilderness in between. Encounter thundering Iguassu Falls with views from both Argentina and Brazil. Then continue to the coast and soak in the sun on Ilha Grande's beaches and colonial culture in Paraty. Go beyond a vacation—and step into adventure!
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OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: Buenos Aires: Tango Show 1050 ARS Hop on Hop off Bus 350 ARS Teatro Colón tour 250 ARS Interactive Culinary Experience 90 USD Coastal train 20 ARS Bike tour - 500 ARS Iguassu Falls: Helicopter Tour 350 BRL Aventuras boat tour 520 ARS Rafain Show 150 BRL Paraguay Visit 30 BRL (minimum 5 passengers) Itaipu Dam 52 BRL (minimum 4 passengers) Bird park 60 BRL (minimum 4 passengers) Paraty: Jeep Tour 80 BRL Caipirinha Boat 80 BRL City walking tour 25 BRL - 5pm is the only available time Kayak Tours 100 BRL Bike Rental 50 BRL/day Famous Puppet show 50 BRL Horseback Riding 130 to 150 BRL (depending on number of passengers) Trindade Tour 70 BRL - leaves at 10 am Ilha Grande: Boat to Lopes Mendes beach 25 BRL Surf Board Rental at Lopes Mendes 75 BRL Guided walk to Pico do Papagagio 60 BRL Rio de Janeiro: Rio City Tour 185 BRL Favela Tour 80 BRL Favela Funk Party 80 BRL Football Game 100-140+ BRL (depending on the match) Corcovado 51 BRL low season, 65 high season Sugar Loaf 62 BRL Samba show 120 BRL per person without dinner or transfer. All prices are per person in local currency, except where noted, and are subject to change as services are provided by third party operators. Please note that many optional activities will need to be paid in cash.
If you arrive early, start exploring! Later, grab a seat and enjoy a drink at one of the city's many sidewalk cafés and restaurants. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Fly to Iguassu Falls for two full days of exploration from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil) Iguassu Falls Guided Tour Transport: Head to the airport and fly north to the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls. Continue on to the border from there. Plane (1.50 hour(s)) Climb aboard and drive to the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls for a little exploration. Private Vehicle
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. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Brazil - Argentina) Iguassu Falls Visit Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil)
On arrival in São 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. Transport: An early morning flight gets you Paraty with plenty of time to explore. Plane (1.50 hour(s)) Enjoy the drive to São Paulo, stopping for lunch along the way. Shared van (5.00-6.00 hours)
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.
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. 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. Transport: Shared van (1.50-2.00 hours, 100km) Ferry (1.50 hour(s))
Enjoy a free day in Ilha Grande. Optional activities include hiking Pico Do Papagalo or Lopez Mendez, snorkelling or relaxing on the beach.
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—Río de Janeiro. Transport: Ferry (1.50 hour(s)) Enjoy the incredible scenery before rounding the cliffs at Vidigal. Get your first look at one of the most memorable cities in the world—Río de Janeiro. Shared van (3.00-3.50 hours, 87km)
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.
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