Buenos Aires to Rio

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Buenos Aires
Rio de Janeiro


  • Ultimate cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires
  • Brazils famous Iguazu Waterfalls
  • Rivers, springs and caves of Bonito
  • Swimming, snorkelling and diving in Paraty
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Hostel, Hotel, Camping, Lodge
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus, Jeep & 4WD, Boat, Local Transport
Travel style
Start in Buenos Aires and end in Rio de Janeiro! With the discovery tour Buenos Aires to Rio, you have a 19 day tour package taking you from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro and through Buenos Aires, Argentina and 7 other destinations in Latin America. Buenos Aires to Rio includes accommodation in a hotel, hostel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • HM
    Written on May 20, 2018
    2.5 - Average

    This is a rather basic tour Very long days travelling some rather poor accommodation camping beside a main highway twice In brochure its called bush camping !!!!!!!! I think the trip notes are too generic and not tailored for each trip. mosquito infested backpackers in Paraty noisy hotel in BA great hotel in Rio great local guide for the Pantanal camping meals rather poor quality and basic due to budget. not enough transparency re kitty spending We had to cook for the crew each night we were camping our driver and so called guide were not very informative nor engaging group only 6 so a bit too small. this is a great area but choose your travel provider carefully and where they go as some places are not worth it for the distance you travel.
    Intrepid Travel commented on this review
    Hi Heather, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are disappointed to hear that you were dissatisfied with certain aspects of your trip, and we would like the opportunity to more fully understand your experience. Please feel free to email Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Intrepid
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  • AP
    Written on October 12, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip was very enjoyable.
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  • Buenos Aires to Rio reviewer 3
    Written on June 22, 2014
    4.0 - Good

    Overlanding in 19 days from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro was great fun! You really get to see the country (of course mostly from the road still) and have enough time to interact with your group members. You will spend a lot of time in the bus, so I would recommend this trip (or the larger version, from Lima to Rio) to anyone with enough time - more than just 3 weeks of holiday. If you only have a limited amount of time, you might feel that you are on the bus too long and / or do not want to set up your tent and break it down on 10 out of 19 days. This trip is great value for money though, it won't come much cheaper anywhere else! Buenos Aires and Rio are great (be sure to get a few extra days in both cities!), the Iguazu falls amazing, the crystal clear water in Bonito is beautiful, the Pantanal a feast for animal (especially bird) watchers and Paraty a lovely place just to hang out and chill a bit (and why not on a boat trip). Btw - this trip was actually done by Dragoman. Thanks to Bob and Tony for a great trip!
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  • A
    Written on November 22, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    This was an excellent trip and our tour leader was absolutely Fantastic! Lots of information thruout the trip. Trip was well scheduled from one city to the other.

  • A
    Written on October 9, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    The places we travelled were amazing and the tour leader was lovely. There was a new highlight every few days and I enjoyed the experience immensely. Couldn\'t recommend it enough.

  • A
    Written on August 10, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Buenos Aires to Rio was fun. Shopping in Buenos is great for leather. Iguazu Falls is spectacular-a true natural wonder. Rio was relaxing and easy to enjoy. A drink sitting alongside Copacabana at sunset a must to do.

  • A
    Written on August 9, 2010
    5.0 - Excellent

    Iguassu Falls were magnificent, good company and the food was great.

  • A
    Written on June 26, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    Overall, I enjoyed the Intrepid trip. The tour guide (Juan) was hard working, personable and conscientous. The quality of hotels used for the tour was poor and should be reviewed.

  • A
    Written on May 28, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    I was very happy with accommodation being good locations, clean and comfy beds, linen etc. A higher standard than I had expected.

  • A
    Written on April 9, 2010
    3.0 - Average

    Excellent itinerary, if you want to see some of the major spots in Argentina and Brazil in a short time. Fantastic group embracing all ages. Unfortunately unhelpful leader with poor organisation!


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Buenos Aires
  2. Day 2: Buenos Aires
  3. Day 3: Yapeyú
  4. Day 4: Foz do Iguaçu
  5. Day 5: Iguazu Falls / Foz do Iguaçu
  6. Day 6: Foz do Iguaçu / Iguazu Falls
  7. Day 7: Bonito
  8. Day 8: Bonito
  9. Day 9: Bonito
  10. Day 10: Southern Pantanal
  11. Day 11: Southern Pantanal
  12. Day 12: Southern Pantanal / Campo Grande
  13. Day 13: Brotas
  14. Day 14: Brotas
  15. Day 15: Paraty
  16. Day 16: Paraty
  17. Day 17: Paraty
  18. Day 18: Rio De Janeiro
  19. Day 19: Rio De Janeiro

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Recommended for Argentina and Brazil. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
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Recommended for Argentina and Brazil. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Recommended for Argentina. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Yellow fever
Recommended for Argentina and Brazil. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Recommended for Brazil. Ideally 3 months before travel.


Buenos Aires is the starting point and Rio de Janeiro is the endpoint.
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Covering a total distance of approx 3,643 km.
  • Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • 359 km
  • Concordia (Argentina)
  • 731 km
  • Iguazu Falls (Argentina)
  • 527 km
  • Bonito (Brazil)
  • 399 km
  • Pantanal (Brazil)
  • 1,103 km
  • Brotas (Brazil)
  • 365 km
  • Paraty (Brazil)
  • 159 km
  • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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