Overland from Rio-B.A

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1. Posted by argyh (Budding Member 3 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Howzit going everybody.
Well, this november I'm heading to Rio by myself for a month. I eventually have to end up to Buenos Aires, so I was considering backpacking overland from Rio. Is this a good trip? Or is it worth while flying to other areas in Brazil and missing out on the south? I'm keen on hiking and was planning on doing a few trips at some point. Any info/ advise on where to go and what to see would be appreciated.

Paul (New Zealand)

2. Posted by el.moe (Full Member 111 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

oi paul,

if you do your trip along the coast to buenos aires, dont miss the beutiful beaches in Santa Catarina ( Brasil ).
The Iguacu waterfalls are also a to-do where you can also have good hiking.
And there is of course a lot more to see .. ( Ilha Grande between rio and sao paulo / parati ..)

Tell me if u have further questions, cheers ! moritz

3. Posted by aitor (Full Member 102 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


I agree with Moritz. Additionally in the way to Iguazu you can visit cities like Cordoba and Tucuman.



4. Posted by thowra (Full Member 74 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Travelling overland by bus / coach is an excellent way to get to see the country! I would also seriously advise a stop off at Iguazu. It is absolutely spectacular and it would be a shame to miss it! There are plenty of other places to see on the way down. You can get coaches all over the place in the area and its very easy to get around. Journey times are long so it is recommended to stop off along the way and see things. Southern Brasil is magnificent and Urugay, which is on the way, is also worth a visit.