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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
Brazil. It’s so big that the working title for Japanese mega-monster film Godzilla was actually Brazilla. Fact.*
Brazil is the hugest, brightest, partyingest, rulingest place you’re likely to visit - buckle up, kiddos, because there’s loads to do.
You can lobster it up on Ipanema beach, fall for the Iguazu Falls, lose yourself in Paratay, scream yourself hoarse at the soccer, tangle with the jungle, soak up the Ilha Grande, eat enough churrasco to wipe out whole species, hydrate with many, many caipirinhas, snack on acarajé, party in Rio, then party some more.
Detox by hiking Sugarloaf Mountain, if you’ve got the energy.
*Not actually a fact
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