Patagonia & the Emerald Coast

Rio de Janeiro - Santiago

52 days through Brazil, Argentina, Chile
FROM: $4180 USD + 2,020 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Local Bus, Canoe, Boat, Ferry
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 7 nights
Multishare Hostel 13 nights
Camping 25 nights
Basic Hotel 2 nights
Wild Camp 4 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 35, Lunches x 30, Dinners x 31
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
JSR
Deposit:
$870 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This 52 day trip links up two of the most cosmopolitan cities of South America, Santiago and Buenos Aires with the party capital of Rio De Janeiro. We explore the real wilderness Argentina and Chile - it's all about Patagonia. It's a journey for lovers of the outdoors, with plenty of camping in national parks of outstanding natural beauty, and the chance to trek, climb, bike, and horse ride through some breathtaking scenery.

Perhaps the highlight will be the 5 day visit to Torres del Paine National Park, where there will be plenty of time to trek the W Walk; or maybe riding or trekking around the magnificent Los Glaciares National Park around the dramatic peaks of Mount Fitz Roy will be your highlight but there is even more in time spent with the Gauchos, the spectacular Lake District with its twin towns of Bariloche and Pucon or the penguins and right whales of the Peninsula Valdes.

Then we travel across the north of Argentina to another icon, the mighty Iguazu Falls. Entering Brazil, we head to one of the world's most important environmental habitats, the wetlands of the Pantanal, stay on a traditional Brazilian cattle ranch, and continue on to the eco-tourism and outdoor activity capital of Bonito.  South of Rio is one of Brazil's prettiest coastlines, the Emerald Coast where we stay in the UNESCO world heritage colonial town of Paraty, to enjoy its relaxed and laid back atmosphere - a real contrast to the vibrance and glamour of Rio.

Practice your dance steps in the birthplace of Tango
Explore the bars and cafes of Buenos Aires
Visit the Jesuit ruins at San Ignacio de Mini
Optional boat trips, forest hikes and helicopter rides over Iguazu Falls
3 nights to enjoy the crystal clear waters and caves around Bonito
2 night ranch visit and wildlife safari into the Pantanal
Boat trip to explore emerald coast islands around Paraty
Explore the beautiful UNESCO town of Paraty
Discover the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro

A truly epic road trip through vast wildernesses plus the beautiful coastline in Brazil as well as Rio de Janeiro. For lovers of the outdoors, who are prepared to sacrifice a few home comforts for the challenge and beauty of pristine landscapes, loads of activities to enjoy and the chance to chill on the Emerald Coast. Great wild camping, mixed with hostels and hotels and wonderful opportunities for walking, horseriding, rafting, ice trekking etc.

 

Boat trip out to islands and beaches

Spend 2 nights in the Pantanal, the world's largest tropical wetland area, exploring the flora and fauna with local guides

Discover the unbelievable Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian side

Spend the day exploring the amazing Iguazu Falls from the Argentinian side
Visit the penguin colony at Camarones
Day 1 - Rio de Janeiro (24th November 2020)

Border information: if you are joining in Rio de Janeiro, you will most likely enter Brazil at Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport (IATA code: RIO/GIG).

Welcome to the iconic Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro! 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 Rio de Janeiro 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 Rio de Janeiro.

In Rio de Janeiro we will stay in a great hotel in the Flamengo district, close to the beach and the metro station.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Visit the world famous statue Christ the Redeemer

Train and entrance: 83 BRL

Take a hike into the Tijuca Rainforest, one of the largest Urban Rainforests in the world.

Hike: 65 USD

Take a cable car up Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain)

Cable car (return ticket): 85 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)

Walking Tour: Free

Explore Brazilian flavours in a half day cooking class

Half day class: 75 USD

Day 2 - Paraty (25th November 2020)
Day 3 - Paraty (26th November 2020)
Day 4 - Paraty (27th November 2020)
Day 5 - Brotas (28th November 2020)
Day 6 - Brotas (29th November 2020)
Day 7 - Campo Grande (30th November 2020)
Day 8 - Pantanal (1st December 2020)
Day 9 - Pantanal (2nd December 2020)
Day 10 - Bonito (3rd December 2020)
Day 11 - Bonito (4th December 2020)
Day 12 - Bonito (5th December 2020)
Day 13 - Foz do Iguacu (6th December 2020)
Day 14 - Foz do Iguacu (7th December 2020)
Day 15 - Foz do Iguacu (8th December 2020)
Day 16 - Yapeyu (9th December 2020)
Day 17 - Buenos Aires (10th December 2020)
Day 18 - Buenos Aires (11th December 2020)
Day 19 - Buenos Aires (12th December 2020)
Day 20 - Buenos Aires (13th December 2020)
Day 21 - Bahia Blanca (14th December 2020)
Day 22 - Puerto Madryn (15th December 2020)
Day 23 - Puerto Madryn (16th December 2020)
Day 24 - Camarones (17th December 2020)
Day 25 - Jaramillo Petrified Forest (18th December 2020)
Day 26 - El Calafate (19th December 2020)
Day 27 - El Calafate (20th December 2020)
Day 28 - Torres Del Paine NP (21st December 2020)
Day 29 - Torres Del Paine NP (22nd December 2020)
Day 30 - Torres Del Paine NP (23rd December 2020)
Day 31 - Torres Del Paine NP (24th December 2020)
Day 32 - Torres Del Paine NP (25th December 2020)
Day 33 - Tierra Del Fuego (26th December 2020)
Day 34 - Ushuaia (27th December 2020)
Day 35 - Ushuaia (28th December 2020)
Day 36 - Tierra Del Fuego (29th December 2020)
Day 37 - Argentinian Patagonia (30th December 2020)
Day 38 - El Chalten (31st December 2020)
Day 39 - El Chalten (1st January 2021)
Day 40 - Rio Pinturas (2nd January 2021)
Day 41 - Cerro Castillo NR (3rd January 2021)
Day 42 - Cerro Castillo NR (4th January 2021)
Day 43 - Puyuhuapi (5th January 2021)
Day 44 - Futaleufu (6th January 2021)
Day 45 - Futaleufu (7th January 2021)
Day 46 - Bariloche (8th January 2021)
Day 47 - Bariloche (9th January 2021)
Day 48 - Pucon (10th January 2021)
Day 49 - Pucon (11th January 2021)
Day 50 - Buchupureo (12th January 2021)
Day 51 - Santiago (13th January 2021)
Day 52 - Santiago (14th January 2021)

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23 Nov 20 Rio de Janeiro
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14 Jan 21 Santiago
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12 Feb 21 Rio de Janeiro

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17 Feb 21 Rio de Janeiro
09 Apr 21 Santiago

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21 Nov 21 Rio de Janeiro

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