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Patagonia & Andes between Santiago and Rio de Janeiro via Ushuaia

Day 1 Santiago

Border information: if you are joining in Santiago, you will most likely enter Chile at Santiago Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (IATA code: SCL). Welcome to Santiago, the cosmopolitan Chilean capital! There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Santiago before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Santiago. In Santiago we will stay in a centrally-located hostel.

Day 2 Santiago

Enjoy a full free day in Santiago to explore the city.
Activities(Optional)
Discover all of Santiago's sights on a hop-on/hop-off bus around the city - Cost: CLP 21000
Take in the breathtaking vista of the city skyline backdropped by the mighty Andes, from the viewpoints at Cerro San Cristobal or Cerro San Lucia - Cost: USD
Learn more about Santiago and its history on a free walking tour of the centre from a knowledgeable local guide - Cost: USD

Day 3 Buchupureo

Today we will leave the bright lights of Santiago behind and head to San Javier, to take a wine tour at one of the famous vineyards of the region.  After lunch, we will head to the laid back farming village of Buchupureo, on the Chilean coast, where we can relax by the beach for a couple of hours. Tonight we will camp in a well equipped campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours  Estimated Drive Time - 11-12 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).
Activities(Included)
Whet your palette during winetasting at a vineyard in San Javier

Day 4 to 5 Pucon

We will have two free days in Pucón to enjoy a range of optional activities, including a sunrise expedition to climb the Villarica volcano which looms over Pucón, heading out horse riding through the surrounding forests, or an evening visit to the nearby natural hot springs.
Activities(Optional)
Trek up the snowcapped volcano Mt Villarica - Cost: CLP 85000
Horseriding, white-water rafting or hikes around Pucon - Cost: CLP 35000
Relax in the soothing waters of the Pozones natural hot springs - Cost: CLP 10000
Explore the stunning views and hiking trails of the nearby Huerquehue National Park - Cost: CLP 7000
Learn all about Pucón and the history of its people on a free walking tour of the town - Cost: CLP
Explore the spectacular Lake District near Pucón by mountain bike - Cost: CLP 10000
Take part in a fantastic canyoning expedition through the gorges of the Chilean Lake District near Pucón - Cost: CLP 25000

Day 6 Bariloche

Border information: Exit Chile at Mamuil Malal, enter Argentina at Mamuil Malal. Today we cross the Andes into Argentina and continue our journey to the picturesque town of Bariloche via the scenic Ruta de los Siete Lagos (Seven Lakes Route). In Bariloche we stay in dorm rooms in a hostel Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours.

Day 7 to 8 Bariloche

We will have two free days to enjoy the beautiful mountain town of Bariloche and the stunning surrounding lakes, mountains and forests. We have the options to explore the area by foot, mountain bike, kayak or boat.
Activities(Optional)
Horse riding and mountain biking around Bariloche - Cost: ARS 1750
Discover the incredible scenery of the Nauhel Huapi Lake and the Victoria Islands on a boat trip from Bariloche - Cost: ARS 1200
Hire mountain bikes to explore the forests and hills surrounding Lake Nauhel Huapi and Bariloche - Cost: ARS 420
Visit the interesting Fenoglio Chocolate Museum in Bariloche, and learn all about the town's tradition of chocolate making - Cost: ARS 50
Explore the nearby Lago Gutierrez and take in its amazing views from the water on a half-day tandem kayaking trip - Cost: ARS 550
Explore the best viewpoints around Bariloche and some of the locals' favourite spots, such as the summit of Cerro Campanario, the beautiful beach of Playa Bonita, and the delightful waterfalls of Los Duendes - Cost: ARS

Day 9 Cueva De Las Manos

Today we continue our drive south to the Rio Pinturas area, where we have an included visit to the mysterious Neolithic cave-art site of Cueva de las Manos (Cave of the Hands), some of the most well-preserved ancient art in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Tonight we will wild camp near the Cueva de las Manos. Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours.
Activities(Optional)
Visit the UNESCO site Cueva de las Manos at Rio Pinturas - Cost: ARS

Day 10 Argentinian Patagonia

Today we embark on a full day drive south towards the Patagonia region on the legendary Ruta 40 (Route 40). Tonight we will wild camp in the Rio Mayo area. Estimated Drive Time - 11-12 hours.

Day 11 El Chalten

Today we will drive into the heart of the Patagonia region and reach the tiny town of El Chaltén, situated in Los Glaciares National Park and famous for its incredible mountains, glaciers and world-class trekking opportunities. In El Chaltén we stay in dorm beds in a hostel.  Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours.

Day 12 to 13 Los Glaciares National Park

We will have three free days to enjoy the stunning Los Glaciares National Park and the incredible scenery of the nearby Mt. Fitz Roy. There are lots of trekking and walking opportunities here, as well as boat trips, ice climbing on the Viedma Glacier, horse riding, and many other fantastic options.
Activities(Optional)
Horse riding and trekking around El Chalten - Cost: ARS 1600
Freely explore and trek around the walking trails of Los Glaciares National Park, taking in the marvellous vistas of the Fitz Roy mountain range - Cost: ARS
Take a boat out onto the stunning Viedma Lake, and get up close to the Viedma Glacier to see its impressive facade. - Cost: USD 55
Enjoy a spectacular kayaking trip down the Río de las Vueltas, taking in some incredible views of the surrounding mountains - Cost: USD 125
Head on a rock-climbing course in the magnificent landscapes surrounding El Chaltén - Cost: USD 90

Day 14 Argentinian Patagonia

Today we will leave El Chaltén and head south, overlanding across the Patagonian steppe and heading towards the southern island of Tierra del Fuego. Tonight we will wild camp at a stunning ancient crater called Laguna Azul (Blue Lagoon). Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours.

Day 15 Tierra Del Fuego

Border information: Exit Argentina at Integracion Austral, enter Chile at Integracion Austral Continuing south, we head back into Chile to cross the Magellan Straits over to the island of Tierra del Fuego. Here we will visit the small King Penguin colony that have recently set up home at the remote Bahia Inutil (Useless Bay). Tonight we will wild camp near Bahia Inutil. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.
Activities(Optional)
Head out to the remote corner of Chilean Tierra del Fuego to view the King Penguin colony at Bahia Inutil, the only colony of these type of penguins outside of Antarctica - Cost: CLP

Day 16 Ushuaia

Border information: Exit Chile at San Sebastian, enter Argentina at San Sebastian. Today we cross over to the Argentine side of Tierra del Fuego and drive to the incredible port town of Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the world! In Ushuaia we stay in dorm beds in a friendly local hostel. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours.

Day 17 to 18 Ushuaia

We will have two free days in the wonderful remote town of Ushuaia, with plenty of time for optional activities such as a visit to the hauntingly beautiful Tierra del Fuego National Park, boat trips to see the scenery and wildlife of the Beagle Channel, or heading out horse riding along the coast.
Activities(Optional)
Beagle channel boat trips - Cost: ARS 1200
Explore Tierra del Fuego National Park on a day tour from Ushuaia - Cost: ARS 1450
Head out to the impressive Martial Glacier near Ushuaia, taking in the beautiful scenery of the Darwin Mountains and the Beagle Channel - Cost: USD 110
Delve into Ushuaia's past and learn about its maritime tradition and former prison colony at the Maritime Museum - Cost: ARS 400
Take a journey along the Rio Pipo on the 'Train to the End of the World', once built by prisoners at Ushuaia's old penal colony - Cost: ARS 850
Learn all about Tierra del Fuego's history and nature at the 'Museum of the End of the World' in Ushuaia - Cost: ARS 90
Shop around in Ushuaia for last-minute deals for a cruise to Antarctica (if you are leaving the trip in Ushuaia and have plenty of time to wait for a space to become available - the listed price is a very approximate estimate only) - Cost: USD 4000

Day 19 Tierra Del Fuego

Border information: Exit Argentina at San Sebastian, enter Chile at San Sebastian. Today we start heading back north on a full day drive back across the Magellan Straits and up the Chilean side of the mainland. Tonight we will wild camp close to the Magellan Strait. Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours.

Day 20 Torres Del Paine National Park

Today we will drive to the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park. This is one of the most outstanding areas of natural beauty in the world and the main highlight of the trip for many of our passengers and leaders! We will stop en route in Puerto Natales to stock up on supplies and pick up our local guides and cook who will accompany us during our time in the National Park. Tonight we will camp at Camping Pehoe, a stunning campsite inside the National Park with incredible views of Los Cuernos mountains, which we will refer to as our 'base campsite'. Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours.
Activities(Included)
4 days to explore and trek the rugged Torres del Paine National Park

Day 21 Torres Del Paine National Park

From September 2018, the full W-Walk will be included as part of your trip Kitty. Embark on the full W-Walk with a local guide. Places at the campsites are limited by the National Park, so we book them in advance of your trip.  We will be trekking the W-Walk from West to East, to enjoy the spectacular views. This morning we will wake early and transfer by truck for the morning Catamaran, to cross Lago Pehoe.  We will then set up camp at Paine Grande, before continuing on our hike towards Glacier Grey.   You can choose to hike to the first look out to enjoy views of the Glacier (approx 4hrs round trip) or to continue to the second look (approx 8hrs round trip)!! Both walks return by the same route.

Day 22 Torres Del Paine National Park

Today we depart from our camp at Paine Grande and hike into the stunning French Valley. In the afternoon, we will make our way to Camp Cuernos. The hike is approximately 8 hours

Day 23 Torres Del Paine National Park

Today we have a slightly easier day, we will hike from Camping Cuernos along the edge of Lago Nodenskjold, around Almirante Nieto and stay just outside Valley Ascencio.  We will arrive an Camp Central after approximately 5 hours hiking

Day 24 Torres Del Paine National Park

This is our final day of the W-Walk and the most spectacular.   The day begins with a steady climb from our camp site up Rio Asencio. Be prepared for the final hour which is a relatively steep scramble up to the Tarn and Mirrador Las Torres, affording great views of the iconic Towers.  We will transfer back to Camping Pehoe, our base camp at the end of the day. Our hike today is approximately 8 hours for the return trip (16km).

Day 25 El Calafate

Border information: Exit Chile at Cerro Castillo, enter Argentina at Cerro Castillo. Today we re-enter Argentina for the final time and drive to El Calafate, the gateway to the Perito Moreno Glacier. In El Calafate we stay in dorm beds in a lovely hostel. Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours.

Day 26 El Calafate

Today we will head out on an included full day guided visit to view the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the most spectacular sights in Patagonia.
Activities(Optional)
Guided full day trip to the Perito Moreno Glacier - Cost: USD
Boat trip beneath the Perito Moreno Glacier - Cost: ARS 500
Learn all about glaciers at the fantastic modern Glaciarium Museum in El Calafate, and visit its cool ice bar in the basement! - Cost: ARS 300
Explore the Perito Moreno glacier on an incredible full day expedition, trekking through the forests and onto the glacier itself using crampons (please note that this is an alternative to the regular tour as there will not be enough time for both - however you will stop at the main viewpoint on your way back to El Calafate at the end of the excursion) - Cost: ARS 2400

Day 27 Jaramillo

Today we will have a full day drive across the plains of Patagonia towards the South Atlantic coast.  Tonight we will camp in a basic campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 11-12 hours.

Day 28 Camarones

Today we continue our drive north up the Atlantic coast to the small town of Camarones. If time and conditions allow we might visit the Jaramillo Petrified Forest en route. In Camarones we will camp in a basic campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours.
Activities(Optional)
Visit the penguin colony at Camarones - Cost: ARS

Day 29 Puerto Madryn

This morning we have an included visit to the incredible remote colony of Magellanic Penguins in Cabo Dos Bahias (Cape Two Bays), close to the town of Camarones. After seeing the phenomenal sight of thousands of penguins nesting on the shore, we will continue our drive north to the coastal town of Puerto Madryn. In Puerto Madryn we will camp in a basic campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.

Day 30 Puerto Madryn

Today we will have a free day for optional activities in and around Puerto Madryn. There is the opportunity to take a tour to the Valdes Peninsular to see its desolate scenery and abundant marine life, head out on a boat trip in search of dolphins and whales, or perhaps go for afternoon tea in a Welsh tea house in the nearby towns of Gaiman or Trelew.
Activities(Optional)
Guided visit to the Valdes Peninsula to meet the elephant seals and sealions - Cost: USD 63
Set off on a boat trip from Puerto Madryn, in search of playful Commerson's dolphins (all year) or Dusky dolphins (December to March) and Southern Right whales (May to December)! - Cost: USD 47
Visit the fascinating modern marine interpretation centre of EcoCentro Mar Patagonia, and learn all about the unique ecosystems of the Patagonian sea - Cost: ARS 125
Explore the incredible shipwrecks and rocky reefs under the water on a scuba diving trip in the Golfo Nuevo off the shore of Puerto Madryn - Cost: USD 150
Explore the intriguing Welsh village of Gaiman near Trelew & visit one of its iconic tea houses. Transfers by bus. - Cost: USD 10
Visit the outstanding Museum of Paleontology in the near Welsh town of Trelew, and see the impressive ancient remains of the the dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures found in the area - Cost: ARS 95

Day 31 Monte Hermoso

Today we have a full day's drive heading north towards Buenos Aires. We will see a definite change in the landscape today as the vegetation becomes more and more lush and green as we come out of the Patagonia region and into the pampas of Buenos Aires. Tonight we will wild camp en route, possibly in the coastal village of Monte Hermoso. Estimated Drive Time - 11-12 hours.

Day 32 Buenos Aires

Another full day drive will take us across the beautiful grasslands of Buenos Aires province and to the cosmoplitan Argentine capital itself. In Buenos Aires we will stay in a centrally located hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 10-11 hours.

Day 33 Buenos Aires

Today is a free day to explore the incredible city of Buenos Aires, soak up the atmosphere of its streets, and discover its amazing culture, art, and music.
Activities(Optional)
Explore cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, the coolest city in South America - Cost: ARS 250
Practice your dance steps in the birthplace of Tango - Cost: ARS
Head over to Montevideo, Uruguay's capital, for the day - Cost: USD 194
Watch a football game at La Bombonera - Cost: ARS
Enjoy a free city tour of Buenos Aires - Cost: USD
Head out to an tango show in Buenos Aires' oldest cafe, the Gran Cafe Tortoni - seeing a slice of iconic Argentine culture in an ideal and intimate setting - Cost: ARS 450
Visit the strangely beautiful cemetery of Recoleta, the final resting place of many ex-presidents and Argentine icons, most famously including the tomb of Eva Peron - Cost: ARS
Head out to an exciting football game at La Bombanero, Diego Maradona's former home ground (when matches are scheduled) - Cost: ARS 300

Day 34 Buenos Aires

Border information: if you are joining in Buenos Aires, you will most likely enter Argentina at Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport, also known as Ezeiza Airport (IATA code: BUE/EZE). Welcome to Buenos Aires, the wonderful capital of Argentina! There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Buenos Aires before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Buenos Aires. In Buenos Aires we will stay in a centrally-located hotel.

Day 35 Buenos Aires

Today will be a free day to explore the incredible city of Buenos Aires, soak up the atmosphere of its streets, and discover its amazing culture, art, and music.
Activities(Optional)
Explore cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, the coolest city in South America - Cost: ARS 250
Enjoy a free city tour of Buenos Aires - Cost: USD
See a different side to Buenos Aires on a tour of its incredible street art with some of the local artists - Cost: USD 20
Head out to an tango show in Buenos Aires' oldest cafe, the Gran Cafe Tortoni - seeing a slice of iconic Argentine culture in an ideal and intimate setting - Cost: ARS 450
Visit the strangely beautiful cemetery of Recoleta, the final resting place of many ex-presidents and Argentine icons, most famously including the tomb of Eva Peron - Cost: ARS
Try your hand at the art of tango dancing with a private lesson in Buenos Aires - Cost: USD 25
Learn all about the cuisine of Argentina on a food tour of Buenos Aires, visiting several incredible local top-class eateries that you won't find in the guidebooks! - Cost: USD 85
Try some of Argentina's most delicious wines on a top-level wine tasting afternoon in Buenos Aires - Cost: USD 52

Day 36 Yapeyu

Today we have a full day drive north though the provinces of Entre Rios and Corrientes, aiming to reach the beautiful village of Yapeyú on the banks of the River Uruguay. Yapeyú is very famous amongst Argentines for being the birthplace of their national hero General Jose de San Martin, one of the liberators of South America from Spanish colonial rule. In Yapeyú we will stay in a municipal campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 10 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

Day 37 Foz do Iguacu

Border information: Exit Argentina at Tancredo Neves, enter Brazil at Tancredo Neves. Today we cross the border into Brazil and drive to the city of Foz do Iguacu. In Foz do Iguacu we will camp in the grounds of an excellent hostel out of town, with good facilities and a pool. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours.

Day 38 Foz do Iguacu

Today we will visit the Brazilian side of the phenomenal Iguazu Falls, to get some incredible panoramic vistas of the mighty waterfalls. There is also plenty of time to visit the bird park, take a helicopter ride over the falls, see the incredible Itaipu Dam, or quickly stop into Paraguay to pick up some bargains in the nearcy Ciudad del Este.
Activities(Optional)
Visit the colossal Itaipu Dam, the second largest hydroelectric dam in the world - Cost: BRL 68
Visit the Parque das Aves bird park near Foz do Iguaçu, a wonderful conservation project which provides an excellent home to over 1000 iconic birds from the region such as toucans, macaws and eagles - Cost: BRL 36
Take an exhilarating speed boat ride around the base of the falls from the Brazilian side - Cost: BRL 66
Take an unforgettable 10-minute helicopter flight over the Iguazu Falls, enjoying a bird's eye view of one of the world's most incredible set of waterfalls - Cost: USD 125

Day 39 Iguazu Falls

Today we will take a day trip back into Argentina to see the incredible Iguazu Falls from the other side. This is well worth doing as the views are even more spectacular, and you'll be able to look right down into the mighty Garganta del Diablo (the largest waterfall here) from a gantry walkway viewing point). We will have a full day at the Argentine side of the falls, allowing us lots of time to freely explore the site, hike some nature trails, or perhaps take an exhilarating (and very wet) boat ride! We will return to our base in Foz do Iguacu tonight.
Activities(Included)
2 full days to discover the unbelievable Iguazu Falls

Day 40 Bonito

Today we have a full drive day north to the Brazilian eco-tourism capital of Bonito. In Bonito we will camp in the grounds of an excellent hostel with a pool and good facilities. Estimated Drive Time - 11-12 hours.

Day 41 to 42 Bonito

We have two full days in Bonito to take part in the plethora of incredible optional activities here. You could go out on a world-class snorkelling trip, explore the nearby caves, or go abseiling down some of the largest waterfalls in the area, amongst many other possibilities!
Activities(Optional)
Caving, rafting and snorkeling in the waters of Bonito - Cost: BRL 30
Abseil down the Boca da Onça waterfall (meaning 'Jaguar's Mouth'), the largest waterfall in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul - Cost: BRL 499
Visit the phenomenal Buraco das Araras, one of the world's largest sink-holes and a natural aviary of macaws and toucans - Cost: BRL 75
Visit the stunning São Miguel Caves near Bonito - Cost: BRL 50
Hire a mountain bike in Bonito to freely explore the incredible countryside of Mato Grosso do Sul - Cost: USD 20
Go on a stunning sunset horse ride around the beautiful countryside around Bonito - Cost: BRL 80
Take a trek through the stunning areas surrounding Bonito, visiting some of the beautiful nearby waterfalls - Cost: BRL 50
Head on an unforgettable trip to Abismo Anhumas, an incredible day out where you abseil through a fissure into a collosal underground cavern, and snorkel in the lake at the bottom - Cost: BRL 760
Visit the ethereal and other-worldly Blue Lake Cave near Bonito, an underground lake with an incredibly vivid shade of blue - Cost: BRL 95
Take an incredible snorkelling trip through the crystal clear waters of the Rio da Prata, getting a phenomenal view of the fish and aquatic plants underwater - Cost: BRL 278
2 full days to enjoy Bonito, Brazil's ecotourism capital - Cost: BRL 135

Day 43 to 44 Southern Pantanal

Today we have a short drive to Brazil's amazing Southern Pantanal region, where we have a visit a local eco-tourism ranch (or 'fazenda'). Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours. We will spend 2 nights here and have a comprehensive package of included activities such as exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside on horseback, trips down the wildlife-abundant rivers in boats and canoes, and safaris on the ranch's trucks and on foot where we hope to spot capybaras, caimans, and (if we are very lucky) jaguars and ocelots. Our stay here is an incredible highlight! In the Southern Pantanal we will stay in dorm accommodation in a well equipped lodge with all the meals and activities included.
Activities(Included)
2 night wildlife safari into the Pantanal

Day 45 Campo Grande

After our morning activities and one final lunch in our beautiful ranch, it is time to leave the Pantanal. We will start driving east towards Sao Paulo state, and wild camp towards the end of the day. Estimated Drive Time - 5-7 hours.

Day 46 Brotas

Today we will drive to the remote town of Brotas in southeastern Brazil. In Brotas we will stay at a campsite with good facilities. Estimated Drive Time - 8-10 hours.

Day 47 Brotas

Today is free to take part in optional adventure activities such as white water rafting or canyoning, or to simply relax by the pool!
Activities(Optional)
Head out white-water rafting on the fast moving waters of the Jacare River (approxmiately Grade 3-4) - Cost: BRL 150
Float down the Jacare on a fun tubing trip down the River Jacare near Brotas - Cost: BRL 100
Head out on a half-day canyoning trip through the gorges of the Jacare River near Brotas - Cost: BRL 250

Day 48 to 50 Paraty

Today we have a full day drive to the colonial town of Paraty on the Emerald Coast of the Atlantic! Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours. On our first full day in Paraty, we will have an included boat trip around the incredible islands and beaches off the coast.  On our second day, we will have free time to explore the town, take a historical tour, walk along the stunning scenery of the coastline, head out snorkelling or diving, or simply relax on the idyllic beaches. In Paraty we wil camp at a well equipped campsite.
Activities(Included)
Boat Trip Out To Islands And Beaches

Activities(Optional)
Go for a scuba diving trip in the incredible oceans around Paraty - Cost: BRL 250
Explore the ocean, islands, beaches, and mangroves of Atlantic coast in a more serene and tranquil fashion, on a sea kayaking expedition around the bay of Paraty - Cost: USD 40
Learn all about the fascinating history of Brazil and the Gold Trail, on an excellent walking tour of the old colonial town of Paraty - Cost: USD 35
Try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding by hiring a board from one of the many vendors at the Jabaquara beach in Paraty - Cost: BRL 35

Day 51 Rio De Janeiro

This morning we will drive to the incredible Rio de Janeiro, one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world! This afternoon we will have the opportunity to take an optional visit to a community favela project that Dragoman supports. In Rio de Janeiro we will stay in a great hotel in the Flamengo district, close to the beach and the metro station. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.
Activities(Optional)
Visit the world famous statue Christ the Redeemer - Cost: BRL 74

Day 52 Rio De Janeiro

Border information: if you are leaving in Rio de Janeiro, you will most likely exit Brazil at Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport (IATA code: RIO/GIG). Today is the end day for passengers finishing their trip in Rio de Janeiro. Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight - please contact the Dragoman Sales team if you are interested in booking extra nights of accommodation in order to fully explore and take part in some of the optional activities listed below.
Activities(Optional)
Take a tour to discover Niteroi, the city over the bridge - Cost: BRL 20
Visit the world famous statue Christ the Redeemer - Cost: BRL 74
Take a cable car up Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf Mountain) - Cost: BRL 80
Find out all about Brazil's fascinating history by visiting the National Historical Museum in the centre of Rio de Janeiro - Cost: BRL 6
Visit the Museu da República, and learn all about the turbulent recent history of Brazil and the story of the creation of the republic in 1889 - Cost: BRL 6
Relax and explore the world famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro, including Ipanema, Arpoador, and of course Copacabana - Cost: BRL
Explore the magnificent Botanical Gardens of Rio de Janeiro, with over 54 hectares and 6500 species of plants and flowers - Cost: BRL 8
Visit the iconic Escadaria Selaron, a colourful tiled staircase lovingly created by local resident Jorge Selaron - Cost: BRL
Explore the stunning natural Atlanic rainforest of Tijuca, the largest urban forest in the world - Cost: BRL
Take a brilliant free walking tour with an expert local guide around Lapa and Central Rio de Janeiro (or Copacabana and Ipanema on certain days) - Cost: BRL
Summary

What’s included?

Extra expenses at the destination
From USD2010.00

Local transport

Overland expedition vehicle, 4x4, Public bus, Local bus, Boat, Ferry, Canoe