In Search of Iguassu

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In Search of Iguassu

from £1,351
Duration: 17 days
Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay
Get your rush with other young travellers not afraid to embrace the new. Kick off the adventure in Buenos Aires before getting back to nature on day hikes at a working Uruguayan ranch.
Summary

In Search of Iguassu

Day 1 Buenos Aires
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Buenos Aires
Free time to explore the many attractions. Check out a football match, a tango show or the city's famous nightlife.

Day 3 Buenos Aires/Colonia del Sacramento
Cross the Río de la Plata by ferry to Colonia, Uruguay. Explore on an orientation walk, then enjoy free time to explore the area and relax at a streetside café.

Day 4 Colonia del Sacramento/Montevideo
Travel from Colonia to Montevideo in the morning. Free afternoon to explore.

Day 5 Montevideo
Free time to explore Montevideo.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 6 Montevideo/Mercedes
Leave the city and lights behind in favour of the Uruguayan rural life.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Day 7 Mercedes
Get dirty working at the ranch, go for a hike in the countryside, and indulge in local barbecues and wine.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Day 8 Mercedes/Foz do Iguaçu
In the morning cross the border into Gualeguaychu in Argentina, then begin the long overnight journey to Iguassu Falls.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 9 Foz do Iguaçu
Explore the Brazilian side of the falls with free time in the afternoon. Opt to take a helicopter ride over the falls, visit a bird park or see the Itaipu Dam.

Day 10 Foz do Iguaçu
Full day excursion to the Argentinian side of the falls. Opt to take a boat tour to see the cascading falls from below.

Day 11 Foz do Iguaçu/Paraty
Skip an overnight bus ride and fly to São Paulo, heading straight to the coast. Explore colonial Paraty, then hit the beach.

Day 12 Paraty
Free time to explore Paraty's beaches, a national park and surroundings. Opt to visit a cachaça distillery or take a boat tour to nearby islands.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 13 Paraty/Ilha Grande
Continue by van up the coast, and take a ferry to Ilha Grande.

Meals included: Breakfast


Days 14–15 Ilha Grande
Free time to explore the beaches of Ilha Grande. Opt to hike Pico do Papagaio or Lopez Mendez, take a boat trip around the island, play in the waves or go snorkelling.

Day 16 Ilha Grande/Rio de Janeiro
Travel to Rio de Janeiro, and explore the city using a centrally located hostel in Copacabana as a base.

Day 17 Rio de Janeiro
Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


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Price details:

from £1,351

Phone:

Call 0333 333 9952 to enquire or book

What's included

Activities while at the estancia (Uruguay)
Entrance and visit to both the Argentine and Brazilian sides of Iguassu Falls
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodation

Simple hotels (12 nts, some multi-share), hostel (1 nt), estancia/ranch (2 nts, multi-share), overnight bus (1 nt).

Meals

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Allow USD580-755 for meals not included.

Transportation

Local bus, minivan, taxi, plane, ferry, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

About StudentUniverse

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We have a great team of travel gurus that understand what a gap year is all about just waiting to help you, and since we are part of the Flight Centre Travel Group we are able to offer the best flights, gap year packages, hostels, tours, volunteer placements and insurance - the works. This is not your average travel agency, it’s the ultimate backpacker travel agency.

If you’d like to get in touch to chat about your travels, even if you’re in the preliminary stages and you’d just like some advice, give us a call on 0333 333 9923 or submit an enquiry to StudentUniverse – we’d love to hear from you.

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Argentina iguassu falls

Argentina iguassu falls

Rio beach sunrise

Rio beach sunrise

Tour map

Tour map

Uruguay Old Street Car

Uruguay Old Street Car

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