Im flying into Buenos Aires and out of Rio a month later, im planning on doing the "in search of Igauzzu" trip with Gap Adventures, does anyone know if these are the best company with budget prices to use or can u recommend another? Theres a couple of destinations..Posadas,Montevideo and Colonia Del Sacremento that are visited that i dont know much about...are they worth the trip? Any information or help would be much appreciated...
Also has anyone used these...whats the "simple hotels" like??
Also whats the weather like in June between these destinations?
I don´t know what Gap charges, but I would do it on my own, without a travelcompany. Even if you don´t speak Spanish or Portuguese, it will be easy and far more fun finding your own way around, instead of following a group. If you start of from any well-known backpacker hostel (other word for the simple hotels Gap will probably put you in) in let´s say the nice San Telmo district in Buenos Aires, you will most certainly encounter other travellers that will go your way, and in that case you can actually CHOOSE whom to travel with. Montevideo (very nice, cultural, somewhat a smaller version of Buenos Aires (sorry Uruguayans)) and Colonia (a nice old colonial fortress-city) is defenitely worth the visit, Posadas, well... has a nice area around it (the Esteros de Ibarra has great wildlife). Don´t forget to visit the beaches and German colonies around Florianopolis/Brasil, and one of the bigger islands/nature reserves, for example Ilha Grande, Ilhabela or Ilha de Cardoso, in Brasil as well.
June: expect spring-like weather from Buenos Aires to Posadas (cold-snaps possible, temp down to 10 degrees C, and from Posadas north spring-summer like temeratures. Rain not likely, but always be prepared)
Sorry, I forgot to mention the Jesuit Missions between Posadas and Iguazú. If you like the athmosphere (why wouldn´t you), Brasil has also some mission-villages nearby. See the Joffe/R.de.Niro/J.Irons classic "The Mission" before you leave...