Overview

Take in natural and cultural wonders during a nine-day introduction to the best of Argentina and Brazil. Explore the sophisticated architecture and sizzling spirit of Buenos Aires one day, and discover the lush beauty and cool mist of Iguassu Falls the next. While gliding effortlessly from samba to tango and from village life to the rainforest, soak up the rhythms of this diverse region.

Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys By Nautica

From: $3099

9 days - Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro
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Highlights from Explore Argentina & Brazil

Aro Brazilian Community

Travel to an Afro-Brazilian community near Paraty to get to know this unique, centuries-old culture founded by former slaves. Explore the town and meet members of the community over a delicious lunch of local dishes and fresh fruit juice.

Iguazu falls and Flora

Enjoy a lecture with a local biologist and botanist. You’ll learn about all things flora and fauna in this unique region, including medicinal and healing uses of local plants.

Visit the iguazu falls

Spend the whole day on the Argentina side of Iguassu, exploring the paths over the falls or experience the UNESCO World Heritage site from a boat tour.

Itinerary

Day 1 Buenos Aires

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 Buenos Aires/Foz do Iguaçu

Fly to Iguassu falls and explore the Brazilian side to get the best panoramic view. This evening enjoy a lecture with local biologist/botanist who will talk to us about the flora and fauna around the falls, and the uses of local plants for medicinal and healing purposes.

Exclusive Inclusions:

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Iguassu Falls, Flora and Fauna Lecture

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Foz do Iguaçu

Explore the Argentina side of the falls. Opt to take a boat tour to get a view of the falls from below. Return to Foz for the night.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Foz do Iguaçu/São Paulo

Fly to São Paulo and discover the city through gastronomy and architecture. Visit some of the city’s most noted sites and along the way a specialist guide will also share knowledge of popular local cuisine.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 5 São Paulo/Paraty

Drive to colonial Paraty. Visit an Afro-Brazilian community for a unique cultural interaction and enjoy a traditional meal. Opt to visit a cachaça distillery.

Exclusive Inclusions:

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Afro-Brazilian Community Visit

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 6 Paraty

Enjoy an included schooner tour of the harbour’s many islands and beaches.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 7 Paraty/Rio de Janeiro

Carry on by private van to Rio de Janeiro for free time to explore the city using our centrally located hotel in Copacabana as a base. Optional city tour or Samba show.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Rio de Janeiro

Explore vibrant Rio; sun, beach, and nightlife await. Opt to visit Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Rio de Janeiro

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

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What`s Included

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Afro-Brazilian Community Visit, Paraty
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Iguassu Falls, Flora and Fauna Lecture, Foz do Iguaçu
  • Arrival transfer
  • Tour the Argentine and Brazilian sides of Iguassu Falls
  • City and food tour in São Paulo
  • Schooner tour
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (8 nts).

Meals

8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

Transportation

Private van, plane, buses, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Departures

DateAvailabilityPrice

Oct 2017

Sun, 01 Oct – Mon, 09 Oct7+ Available$3099
Sun, 15 Oct – Mon, 23 Oct7+ Available$3099
Sun, 29 Oct – Mon, 06 Nov7+ Available$3099

Nov 2017

Sun, 19 Nov – Mon, 27 Nov 7+ Available$3099

Dec 2017

Sun, 03 Dec – Mon, 11 Dec7+ Available$3199
Sun, 31 Dec – Mon, 08 Jan7+ Available$3199
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