Asset 5 arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up articleAsset 31 Asset 2 Asset 7 Asset 6 Asset 7 Asset 15 Asset 16 cartAsset 51 cart-filledAsset 52 checkAsset 50 Asset 3 chevron-up chevron-left chevron-right chevron-up close comment-new comment-filledAsset 11 double-caret-down double-chevron-downAsset 55 double-chevron-upAsset 56 email-new email-filledAsset 14 Asset 2 fullscreen-close fullscreen-open gallery gallery-filledAsset 15 Globe gridAsset 17 grid-filledAsset 18 headphones-new headphones-filledAsset 19 heart-filled heart-open interactiveAsset 73 linkAsset 48 loadingAsset 45 Artboard 1 minus mutedAsset 29 muted-filledAsset 30 ng-border Asset 8 pauseAsset 40 pause-filledAsset 39 Asset 12 Asset 13 playAsset 33 play-filledAsset 32 plus NG_AD_Iconography_111317_JY_v2 Asset 3 replay Asset 11 Asset 10 Asset 4 SearchIcon shareAsset 34 facebook github Artboard 1 Artboard 1 linkedin linkedin_in pinterest pinterest_p snapchat snapchat_2 twitter whatsapp speakerAsset 27 speaker-filledAsset 28 star-filled star-open textAsset 43 text-filledAsset 42 tiltAsset 58 Asset 8 Asset 9 Asset 4 userAsset 53 user-filled video-cameraAsset 35 video-camera-filledAsset 36 volumeAsset 25 volume-filledAsset 26
Explore Argentina & Brazil
tripDetail_slider_img1 MOBILE

9 days

from $0 AUD

trip_detail module icon Journeys trip_detail hint icon

Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

trip_detail module Light icon Light-Moderate trip_detail hint icon

Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include walking tours, visits to sites, safari drives, and easy hikes; and some days will have more physical activities such as longer hikes, kayaking, snorkeling, or biking.

Casual trip_detail hint icon

Casual trips offer immersive travel experiences at an unbeatable value with free time and plenty of choices built into the itineraries. Accommodations are comfortable, well-located, and modest. Trips are led by dynamic local guides, some meals and activities are included, and transportation is provided for included excursions.

Max 16

Book Now

Expedition Overview

trip_detail expedition map image
Trip Details
EXPEDITION OVERVIEW
  • Witness Iguaçu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentine sides, and opt to cruise among the mists of this breathtaking natural wonder.
  • Spend time with an Afro-Brazilian community outside of Parati, and opt to cruise to nearby islands.
  • Explore Rio de Janeiro from our base on the famous Copacabana Beach.
Itinerary

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 rain forest, soak up the rhythms of this diverse region.

Day 1: Buenos Aires

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2: Buenos Aires/Iguaçu Falls

Fly to Iguazú 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.

Day 3: Iguaçu Falls

Explore the Argentinian 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.

Day 4: Iguaçu Falls/São Paulo

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

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.

Day 6: Paraty

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

Day 7: Paraty/Rio de Janeiro

Carry on by private van to Rio de Janeiro for free time to explore the city. Use our centrally located hotel in Copacabana as a base. Opt to take a city tour.

Day 8: Rio de Janeiro

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

Day 9: Rio de Janeiro

Depart at any time.

ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

Age Requirement:12+

All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.