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This trip was great if you want a taste of Argentina and Brazil. The Argentine guide was very helpful at directing us to fun night spots and great places to eat. Iguazu Falls was well planned and definitely a highlight. We arrived in Brazil on Christmas Eve and had a new tour guide. He was very nice and was great at helping us order food and organising laundry etc but he didn't have a lot of knowledge about local bars/ clubs or good restaurants. We ended up doing more in Rio de Janeiro after the tour had actually finished. Christ the Redeemer is worth the trip and we also did a tour of the favela. All great! The accommodation was great. All hotels were really close to the beach or tourist attractions. The accommodation in the rainforest and on Ilha do Mel was gorgeous and so cute. All family run so you really feel like you're experiencing the culture.
Candice, 19 Jan, 2014 Lands of Silver & Gold
The Brazilian component seemed better organised than the Argentinian component. In Rio we had a private bus to tour the city and managed to see a lot. In BA we caught local buses so waited around for them to come and didn't get to see as much. The time allocated to Iguazu Falls needs to be increased given it is the highlight of the trip.
Stuart, 13 Feb, 2013 Lands of Silver & Gold Reverse
A trip to Argentina looms large on the minds and desires of travellers for a good reason: it’s the stuff daydreams are made of. From saucy cities brimming with bars, to sleepy lakeside towns and mountains custom-made for climbing Argentina promises (and delivers) good times to all who come in pursuit of good times.
Travel to Argentina on a Geckos tour to binge on chocolate in Bariloche, get your dose of nature in San Martin de los Andes, drink yourself sideways in Mendoza, be blown away by the aquatic thunder of Iguazu Falls and lose yourself in the pursuit of happiness in the bars and milongas of Buenos Aires.
The mother country of Argentine legends like Maradona, Messi, Peron, Guevara, and Pope Francis, it’s hard to imagine the continent of South America (or the world) without that kickass, colourful wedge known as Argentina.
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