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Lands of Silver & Gold

Trip Length

Trip Code

17 days GSBR

Countries Visited

Argentina, Brazil

Start City

End City

Buenos Aires Rio de Janeiro
Lands of Silver & Gold

Buenos Aires to Rio = a pretty freaking great trip. Try the world’s best steak in Buenos Aires, explore the cobbled streets of Colonia, chill at the beach in Montevideo, stay in an Estancia, experience paradise in Parady, snorkel, hike and sip cocktails in Ilha Grande and finish off in party-town Rio. TOLD YOU IT WAS GREAT.

 

Some say the tango came about when gauchos wore their smelly chaps into nightclubs. If they asked a girl to dance she held her head back to avoid the stench, with her right hand down near his pocket to let him know she expected payment for her... ahem... hospitality.

 

Lands of Silver & Gold


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Buenos Aires

Vegetarians, look away. Everyone else, your first order of business is to find the nearest parrilla (steak house) and order a big, plump, juicy piece of the world's best steak.

Day 1

Day 2: Colonia

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Get on a ferry and head across Rio de la Plata to the Uruguayan port town of Colonia. It's got narrow streets, riverside restaurants and loads of sandstone architecture. What more could you possibly ask for?

Day 3: Montevideo

Montevideo killed the radio star. It's true. Head to the beach and do your best impression of a beach bum, or eat loads of barbequed meat while listening to a live Jazz band at Mercado del Puerto. Yes, it's as good as it sounds.

Day 4-7: Estancia Stay

Meals included: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

An estancia homestay is basically a nicely bottled-up gaucho experience. Help out with daily farm chores, kick back on the veranda and indulge in some mind-blowing Uruguayan home cooking.

Day 8-10: Foz do Iguazu

Iguazu is made up of 275 individual falls. Don't try and count them, just trust us (or Google it). Wider than Victoria Falls and higher than Niagara Falls, these are basically the best out of all the falls.

Day 11-12: Paraty

You can basically spend the next couple of days relaxing in this Brazilian paradise or exploring some jungle trails and looking for waterfalls and wildlife. Got it? Good.

Day 13-15: Ilha Grande

Drink caipirinha's, hike through forests or snorkel through the underwater world. You should Google a picture of Ilha Grande right now. It'll make you cry. 

Day 16-17: Rio de Janiero

Nothing conquers the end-of-trip blues quite like finishing up in Rio. If there's one place in the world you can embrace your inner party animal, it's here. Walk it all off with a hike up Sugarloaf Mountain and let the views of the bay soothe your weary soul. You won't ever want to leave.


Your Trip

Nuts and Bolts

An experienced local tour guide in Argentina and Brazil, and there will be the services of local guides at some sites. All transportation, accommodation, sightseeing and meals as indicated.

Summary of accommodation, transport & meals

Transport

Accommodation

Meals

Not Included

International flights, arrival and departure transfers, departure and airport taxes, visas, all other meals, entrance to Sugarloaf, all optional tours or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.

Optional Extras


Entrance

Sugar Loaf US$25


Important Information

Public Holiday Inconveniences
Please be prepared for the inconvenience of sights such as museums and churches being closed to tourists on public holidays (ie. Christmas Day and New Years Day). Throughout Latin America, most museums also tend to be closed on Mondays.


Local contact numbers: PEAK South America + 55 21 96940-9208 Or +51 99605 5559 or +51 97009 4823

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please ensure that you have the most up-to-date information for your trip. We recommend that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure. If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

7 April 2014


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