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Lands of Silver & Gold Reverse

Trip Length

Trip Code

12 days GSBRR

Maximum Passengers

16 people

Countries Visited

Argentina, Brazil

Start City

End City

Rio de Janeiro Buenos Aires
Lands of Silver & Gold Reverse

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.

(Was Buenos Aires to Rio - Reverse)

Lands of Silver & Gold Reverse

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1-3: Rio de Janeiro

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

He looks big from the ground, but wait until you've climbed Corcovado Mountain to stand at Christ The Redeemer's feet. He's a beauty. See how many old dudes in Speedos you can spot down on Copacabana beach.

Day 4: Atlantic Rainforest

The Serra Verde Express has a very oldie-timey feel. As you travel 110km through the Atlantic Rainforest you'll cross 30 bridges and enter 14 tunnels (which means you'll also exit 14 tunnels) on your way to Paranagua.

Day 5-6: Paranagua - Honey Island

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

If you hate white sand, gentle waves, palm trees, swimming, riding bikes through the forest, eating freshly caught seafood, no cars anywhere and sunbaking then you'll really hate Honey Island.

Day 7: Honey Island - Iguazu Falls

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Leaving Honey Island will feel a lot like leaving behind something you really don't want to leave behind. Fear not, for next on the list of things to see is the Iguazu Falls. Who needs a beach when you have kick-ass super massive waterfalls to look at?

Day 8-9: Iguazu Falls

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

Iguazu is made up of 275 individual falls. Don't try and count them, just trust us (or Google it). Break out the cards on your overnight bus to Curitiba. Snorers need not apply.

Day 10-12: Buenos Aires

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

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.

Your Trip

Nuts and Bolts

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

Summary of accommodation, transport & meals




Not Included

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

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.


Sugar Loaf US$17

Important Information

This tour commences immediately after the Rio Carnival. Pre-tour accommodation is available through Gecko’s however this can only be booked as a “5 night package”. “Carnivale” is a very popular event in Rio de Janeiro and the city is jam packed full of visitors - so be warned. Accommodation during this festival is very expensive and must be booked and paid for well in advance. Please contact Gecko’s or your travel agent for details on our accommodation package.

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.

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

17 May 2013

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