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Woot woot! We have booked our flight tickets to go to South America.

World map

World map

We had some frequent flyer points expiring and needed to book our tickets. Redeeming air miles meant our destination and dates were somewhat predetermined by flights to certain destinations that were available before expiration date, we decided on Rio de Janeiro!

South America Map

South America Map

Flight tickets booked, now what? Since it was our first trip to South America and because Rio in particular has quite a bad reputation for crime, our lack of Portuguese and language skills and frankly, it was just nice to sign up for a tour which would sort out all the details of the trip. We picked a tour that covered the 3 main places we wanted to see:

  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Buenos Aires
  • Iguazu Falls

So we settled on the following itinerary that spans Brazil, Argentina & Uruguay:

Tour route

Tour route

  1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  2. Ilha Grande, Brazil
  3. Paraty, Brazil
  4. Iguazu Falls, Brazil & Argentina
  5. Estancia (a gaucho ranch) near Fray Bentos, Uruguay
  6. Montevideo, Uruguay
  7. Colonia, Uruguay
  8. Buenos Aires, Argentina

It covered all the places we wanted to see and a few bonus destinations plus fits exactly into the dates of the flight tickets we had booked.

Let the adventure begin!

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