Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro overland truck tour

“This 19-day overland adventure travels between Buenos Aires and Rio, with key sights, wildlife and adventure activities along the way. Great price, too!”

Highlights

Buenos Aires | San Ignacio de Mini | Iguazu Falls – Argentinian and Brazilian side | Bonito | Southern Pantanal | Brotas | Emerald Coast | Rio de Janeiro | optional favela project visit | lots of optional activities throughout

Description of Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro overland truck tour

Joining an overland odyssey is an excellent way to see and understand Argentina and Brazil, soaking up its scenery as you are transported from one unforgettable sight to another. This 19-day trip kicks off in beautiful Beunos Aires and travels north to the iconic city of Rio de Janeiro. Making frequent stops of a few nights at a time, there is plenty of opportunity to explore the key destinations along the route, and the range of activities on offer ensures each visit is action-packed.

After exploring Buenos Aires, the trip heads for the Igauzu Falls, one of South America’s most impressive sights. You will be able to admire these colossal waterfalls from both sides of the border, before moving on to Bonito, the outdoor activity capital of Brazil and a lovely town run on eco-tourism grounds. Here, you have two full days to enjoy all the exciting optional activities, including snorkelling through the crystal-clear rivers and rapelling. The wildlife-packed wetlands of the southern Pantanal are the next stop, which you can explore on horseback, or from boats and canoes, then it’s time to steer towards the coast, to the colonial town of Paraty, known for its tropical islands and excellent diving. Finally, finish your adventure in buzzing Rio de Janeiro, home to the incredible Christ the Redeemer statue and Ipanema beach – a true South American adventure!

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Responsible tourism: Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro overland truck tour

We are dedicated to minimising the effects our trips have on the environment, and are committed to ensuring that we have a positive impact on the local communities we travel through.

On this epic trip through Argentina and Brazil, we will be travelling overland, using a combination of overland vehicles, boats, and 4x4s, thus cutting out the need for air travel and reducing carbon-emissions. Going overland (by car and on foot for excursions) means you get to experience physically crossing the borders between countries as well as explore places which are off the beaten track.

We have a strict set of rules regarding wildlife-spotting, for example when in the Pantanal. In order to minimise the impact of our presence on the wildlife and ecosystem of the areas where we travel, we explicitly forbid any involvement in activities that harm or exploit animals, and advise our crew in specific activities to avoid in this regard. In the Pantanal we stay at a Fazenda that is dedicated to scientific research, and wildlife monitoring and conservation projects, and is the home of the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre, supporting the rehabilitation and re-introduction of wild animals that were rescued from illegal trade.

We believe that local culture and communities must be an integral part of our trips. We recognise that we are guests of the local communities we travel through and strive to make these communities into our partners.

Wherever we are in the world, we prefer to use smaller locally-owned businesses, ensuring that local communities gain a direct economic benefit from our business, for example, we use small locally owned hotels, campsites and activity providers wherever possible.

We use local guides and operators throughout the trip; for example, in the Pantanal we use a responsible local operator that provides training and employment to many local people as guides, providing them with stable employment in the tourism industry.

We also feel it is important that our guests immerse themselves in the culture of their host country and we ensure that we weave experiences that will facilitate this into our itineraries.

All of our vehicles conform to UK emission controls when they leave the UK and are regularly serviced and maintained in established, locally-owned workshops ensuring that they run as efficiently as possible and our economic returns to a country reach beyond tourism. Waste products such as oils and tyres are often reused several times after we have finished with them, as we pass them on to local people.

All trucks carry a 350-litre water tank, providing drinking water for the group and minimising the need to purchase bottled water. Rather than using plastic bags when shopping for food, we also provide reusable longer lasting bags; we bury our bio-degradable waste or give it to local people to feed livestock; and for cooking we generally use gas instead of wood, a cleaner fuel which leaves natural resources for local people. Passengers and crew are encouraged to use rechargeable batteries for items such as cameras, which can be charged from mains supplies or on our trucks as we travel.

In the office and as a company: We are committed to trying to reduce, re-use and recycle as much as is possible: we reduce what we print by using email and online media for the majority of our communication; any necessary print is always 2-sided and all paper products (in addition to plastics, glass, cardboard, oils and metal) are recycled. We minimise our energy consumption in whatever way we can (e.g. using energy efficient light bulbs and minimising water usage with reduced water cisterns in the bathroom for example).

We are committed to promoting human rights within our sphere of influence – this means trying to ensure that everybody involved with us are treated with fairness and respect, including our office staff, crew, local guides and suppliers, as well as all the other stakeholders.

We are also involved with a variety of community projects in key destinations as we visit. Our involvement with these projects is a long-term commitment, allowing us and our passengers to participate directly in delivering real practical benefits to the communities we travel through on the ground. The projects are not tourist initiatives, but a way of employing tourism to generate funding and support and facilitate community interaction. For example, in Rio de Janeiro we have the opportunity to visit and support the Morrinho Project, a social and cultural project in the Vila Pereira da Silva favela based on a model of Rio de Janeiro built since 1998 by teenagers looking for escapism from the violence and corruption surrounding their community.

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