Listed below are organised tours for Across the Southern Cone provided by some of the leading tour companies in the industry. Choose the route of interest from the list below and browse the available options. For further details and to book your tour, click "details & booking" to visit the tour company website.
Santiago - Rio (4)
Buenos Aires - Rio (8)
Buenos Aires - Rio
The popular route connecting the beautiful and pulsating cities of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro offers a fascinating cultural insight into the region as well as the chance to visit the spectacular Iguazu Falls. See full tour highlights
Our tours are packed with action and adventure, travelling through a country to experience its culture and to meet the local people. But they’re also about experiencing the awesome beauty of the natural world, the most inspiring landscapes on every continent. You could join one of our Inspiring Landscapes tours to see for yourself the soaring peaks of the Himalaya, experience the vast emptiness of the Sahara, walk in the immense Amazon Rainforest or witness the spectacular, wind- and water-eroded landscapes of the western United States. Closer to home you could wonder at the soft contours of Tuscany’s rolling hills or the dramatic, lava-strewn volcanoes of Iceland. When you discover these landscapes with Explore you won’t just be having a look, taking a photo and moving on. You’ll appreciate them all the more by staying longer and interacting with nature, usually on foot: getting in amongst the mountains, the trees and the sand-dunes – and really soaking up the atmosphere of the place.
Buenos Aires To Rio
15 days from £1975 excl. flights*
On this exciting overland journey we travel from Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires to the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Along the way we tour the attractive city of Curitiba, explore the coastal town of Paraty and visit the tropical island of Ilha Grande. A trip highlight is the thundering waters of Iguazu Falls – one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.
2017 - 14th Oct, 18th Nov
2018 - 31st Mar, 12th May, 13th Oct, 10th Nov
Trips in Africa, Central Asia, Middle East and South America on our own purpose built overlanding vehicles with a crew of two from 15 days to 15 weeks. Our vehicles carry up to 24 travellers and are camping based trips. Our trips are run on a full participation basis so have fun helping to cook for the group (on a rota system) and taking an active involvement in the day to day running of the trip.
Buenos Aires to Rio - Atlantic Highlights
15 days from £485 excl. flights*
Take in a Tango Show in the metropolitan city of Buenos Aires. View the stunning Iguazu Falls, take one of the world's must see train journeys and spend time in the party Capital of the World, Rio de Janeiro. This trip combines two of South America's great cities, along with great beaches, colonial towns and waterfalls that rival Niagra and Victoria!
2017 - 26th Jul, 30th Aug
essential South America
12 days from £2599 incl. flights*
South America is a vast continent with so many attractions it can be impossible to know where to start. Our essential tour takes you to three countries - Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil - to experience their contagious energy. Nearly half of Uruguay’s citizens live in Montevideo, creating a vibrant and eclectic capital. Buenos Aires is an exciting mix of past European grandeur and Latin passion; and, although Rio de Janeiro no longer holds capital status, it has retained its colourful cultural allure with world-famous beaches, lively carnivals and one of the seven wonders of the modern world. We intersperse these great cities with tastes of rural life in small towns and ranches, and natural wonders including the magnificent Iguazu Falls, for a complete introduction to this exciting part of the world.
Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences. Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character. Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction. Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget.
Popular with 18-30-somethings. Yolo trips are built for those who want to take on the planet in a fun and affordable way with a small group of like-minded travellers. Skip the oversized tour bus and truly connect with your destination. Hit the highlights without giving up the freedom to mix it up according to your own tastes.
Brazil and Argentina Discovery - Northbound
11 days from £1149 excl. flights*
Experience the treasures of Argentina and Brazil in this jam-packed trip. From tango in Buenos Aires to sun and surf in Rio, explore two of the continent’s most vibrant capitals. Marvel at the majesty of Iguassu Falls and let its power engulf you. Our CEOs will take you to the highlights on a shoestring and then let you loose so you can do what you want. You’ll stick to public buses, which not only keeps costs down but give you a chance to really meet the locals.
Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences. Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character. Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience. All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own.
The trips we've build our reputation on. Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Iguassu and Beyond
9 days from £1012 excl. flights*
For the nature lover who also wants to explore the nightlife of the urban jungle and have plenty of time on the beach, this 9-day adventure offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and cosmopolitan culture. Travel from the tango palaces of Buenos Aires to the samba pulse of Rio de Janeiro and discover spectacular wilderness in between. Encounter thundering Iguassu Falls with views from both Argentina and Brazil. Then continue to the coast and soak in the sun on Ilha Grande's beaches and colonial culture in Paraty. Go beyond a vacation—and step into adventure!
All the adventure you want, with a softer landing. Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services. Upgraded and private transport, including flights to maximize time. More included meals, activities and transfers.
Explore Argentina & Brazil
8 days from £1669 excl. flights*
When time is a bit tight but you still want to take in some natural and cultural wonders, these eight days are the perfect introduction to the best of Argentina and Brazil. Explore the sophistication of Buenos Aires one day and feel the cool mist off Iguassu Falls the next. Big city samba, local village lifestyle, bright green rainforest, and spicy tango never came together so effortlessly.