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National Geographic Journeys – Explore Argentina & Brazil

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 Iguazù 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.

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

Spend a couple days exploring Iguazú Falls, Explore bustling São Paulo, Relax on some of the world's most beautiful beaches, Samba your way through Rio De Janeiro.

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging. Expect greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

Pricing starts at $3,199 per person based on double occupancy. Air and recommended travel insurance are additional. Passports are required and must be valid for six months after return date.

Tour prices are land only. All tour specials are subject to availability and rates are subject to change. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Not responsible for publishing/printing errors. Additional taxes, surcharges, and luggage fees may apply.

2019 Available Departure Dates: August 25, October 13, November 17, December 15

2020 Available Departure Dates: January 19, February 9, March 15, August 16


Day 1: Buenos Aires
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

On arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel. The day is free to spend at your leisure.

Day 2: Buenos Aires – Foz do Iguazú
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.

Fly north to the Iguazú Falls area, near the borders of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. Cross the border from Argentina to Brazil to experience the panoramic view of the falls.

As if imposing Iguazú Falls – with its 275 waterfalls – couldn’t get more impressive, the area surrounding this natural wonder is home to jaguars, ocelots, anteaters, and large toucans, among others. The falls and the national park by the same name were named UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1984. 
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Foz do Iguazú
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.

Explore trails directly over the falls of the Devil's Throat — the highest and deepest of the falls. Other trails allow access to the stretch of falls across the forest on the Argentine side.. 
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Foz do Iguazú – 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. 
Meals: Breakfast and 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. 
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6: Paraty
Enjoy an included schooner tour of the harbor’s many islands and beaches. 
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

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.

This massive city gets as many as five million international tourists every year to sip caipirinhas on the beach, dance the samba in the city’s streets, and ascend Corcovado Mountain to see the truly monumental Christ the Redeemer up close. 
Meals: 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: Breakfast

Day 9: Rio de Janeiro
Depart at any time.
Meals: Breakfast

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