Argentina + Brazil: Iguazú, Paraty & Rio de Janeiro

Argentina + Brazil: Iguazú, Paraty & Rio de Janeiro


FROM $5,500 13 DAYS Argentina + Brazil

Discover Argentina and Brazil’s contrasting world-class cities, boat to the base of raging Iguazú Falls, and explore the hidden beaches and colonial treasures of Brazil’s off-the-beaten-path Green Coast.

Buenos Aires 2 NIGHTs

Argentina’s capital city, where treasured history and new styles intersect and thrive.

Iguazú 2 NIGHTs

The Iguazú Falls are a natural masterpiece, nestled in brilliant rainforest.

Paraty 3 NIGHTs

A colonial port town nestled in lush coastal mountains known for its rich history, impeccably maintained architecture, and access to little known deserted beaches and coves.

Rio de Janeiro 2 NIGHTs

A vibrant and energetic city with views unlike any other atop the famed Sugarloaf Mountain.

*Price approximation reflecting seasonality and room category. All Knowmad trips are custom and quoted individually. 

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KEY B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Knowmad Travel Day

DAY 1 USA - Buenos Aires

You will take an overnight flight from the U.S., arriving in Buenos Aires the following morning.

Buenos Aires Travel

DAY 2 Buenos Aires

Bienvenidos a Buenos Aires, the vibrant capital city and cultural heart of Argentina! On arrival, your local guide will welcome you to Argentina and take you to your boutique hotel in the Palermo neighborhood, where gourmet restaurants mix with laid-back cafés, and fashionable nightclubs mingle with historic theaters and museums. Take the afternoon to relax or begin exploring the unique architecture, beautiful plazas, and colorful culture of this famed city.

  • Magnolia Hotel Boutique

Buenos Aires Trips La Boca

DAY 3 Buenos Aires

Delve deep into the distinct and culturally-rich neighborhoods of Buenos Aires as your local guide introduces you to the fascinating history and dynamic culture of Argentina’s capital. Explore elegant Recoleta, the vibrant colors of La Boca, and the architectural wonder of the iconic Teatro Colón. With so much to see, your guide will tailor the day to your interests, from gastronomy and fútbol to art and architecture.

Optional evening experiences could include reservations at a private puerta cerrada restaurant, or learning a few tango steps to practice with locals at a milonga.

  • B – Magnolia Hotel Boutique

Leisure Activities Patagonia

DAY 4 Buenos Aires - Iguazú

Enjoy exploring Buenos Aires at your leisure before meeting your private driver. They will take you to the airport for your flight to Iguazú. Upon arrival you will be taken to your luxurious hotel nestled in the subtropical jungle of northern Argentina.

  • B – Loi Suites Iguazú Hotel

DAY 5 Iguazú

Explore the Argentine side of Iguazú, walking along a variety of trails and walkways, and taking in the falls from different viewpoints along your route. Witness the broad river tumbling into Devil’s Gorge, surrounded by the emerald colors of the rainforest below. Even by Argentine standards – a country full of natural wonders – the Iguazú Falls, are an extraordinary sight.

To get an even more personal experience of the falls, add a thrilling safari boat ride that takes you through the waves right up to the rushing waterfalls.

  • B – Loi Suites Iguazú Hotel

Iguazu Falls Custom Tour

DAY 6 Iguazú

Cross the border into Brazil to get a different perspective of the breathtaking Iguazú Falls. Enjoy a sweeping postcard view of more than 270 waterfalls as the Iguazú River flows through a deep, horseshoe-shaped canyon.

  • B – Loi Suites Iguazú Hotel

Paraty Cobblestone Streets

DAY 7 Iguazú - São Paulo - Paraty

Take a morning flight from Iguazú to São Paulo and meet your local, private guide upon arrival. Embark on your scenic 4 ½ hour journey north towards Paraty. Enjoy lunch on your way and an evening at your leisure meandering the quaint cobblestone streets of Paraty. 

  • B – Pousada Literária

Paraty Custom Brazil Trip

DAY 8 Paraty

Head out today for a guided “insider’s look” experience of old town, seeing the city’s most important sites and learning about its rich and colorful history. Admire beautiful colonial architecture, discover why their street design was ahead of its time, and learn about the more mysterious and dark moments too, like exiled Portuguese royalty and the slave trade. Spend the rest of the day relaxing, or choose to stand up paddle board off of Jabaquara beach, or kayak through green mangroves and hidden islands while spotting wildlife.

  • B – Pousada Literária

Paraty Custom Trip

DAY 9 Paraty & Saco do Mamanguá

After breakfast, navigate by traditional boat through Paraty Bay’s crystalline waters arriving to  the little-known Saco do Mamanguá located in the Joatinga Peninsular Eco-Reserve, Brazil’s only tropical fjord. Unwind in this hidden tropical paradise.

  • B – Pousada Literária

Rio - Christ the Redeemer

DAY 10 Paraty - Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy the morning at your leisure. Meet your driver and begin a scenic drive to Rio de Janiero.

  • B – Janeiro Hotel

Rio Morinho Project

DAY 11 Rio de Janeiro

Visit the most important symbol of Rio de Janeiro, Christ the Redeemer, located at Corcovado Mountain before exploring Project Morrinho. Project Morrinho was started by local youth as a way to escape the reality of violence and corruption that surrounded their community before becoming an award winning art installation globally. Today, this art installation turned community project gives people a unique, multidimensional perspective to favela life through an artistic city model made of bricks and other materials.

  • B – Janeiro Hotel

Rio de Janeiro Sugarloaf

DAY 12 Rio de Janeiro - Onward

Enjoy exploring independently in the morning before your private transfer to Sugar Loaf Mountain, the famous peak situated at the mouth of Guanabara Bay. A scenic cable car ride gives you a unique perspective of Copacabana, Santa Cruz Fortress, and the beaches of Niterói.  

Following your day’s exploration, you will be brought to the airport for your international, overnight flight home.

  • B

Knowmad Adventures Chile Travel

Day 13

Arrive home


Airfare is not included in the land cost of our trips. You may arrange your airfare independently, or we are happy to offer assistance in helping you book it. Regional flights for this trip would include Buenos Aires to Igauzú and Iguazú to Paraty.

Knowmad has vast knowledge of and operations within Brazil. This is a private trip, and during the planning stages, your Trip Specialist will collaborate with you in modifying excursions, accommodations, and the flow of the itinerary to perfectly suit your travel style and interests. The following are some ways to customize this Brazil + Argentina private tour:

DurationWith more time consider a foray into the Amazon jungle, time exploring the African heritage of Bahia, or jaguar spotting in the pantanal.

accommodation upgrades or AlternativesFrom backcountry camping in tents to luxury, boutique hotels, Knowmad handpicks accommodations based on our travelers’ desires. Talk with us about the nuances of the variety of properties featured in our trips to find the best fit for you.

Visit another regionMaybe wine country or an Andean pueblo has caught your eye, but it’s not in this itinerary. Knowmad Trip Specialists are experts at coordinating inter-regional travel, considering sequencing and the best duration to spend in each destination depending on your interests and travel style.