Brazil/Argentina adventure

This trip boasts such variety in experiences – the perfect mix of adventure & chill time!

Touring through Buenos Aires was a whirlwind and culturally so diverse. Equally Rio was overwhelming and a had me a little on edge, being that every phone pole had signs of gun free zones and emphasizing not to walk alone EVER.

The highlight was easily Iguazzu Falls, which has collectively over 160 waterfalls bordering both Argentina and Brazil, via air, boat and foot. I went for broke booking the helicopter tour for a priceless view of this force of nature. Being that I’m severely afraid of helicopters, it was a huge feat in itself. It was truly breathtaking! A speed boat took us right up to the falls so we could feel the power of this behemoth. Then we finished hiking the boardwalks around all the falls, which were literally within hands reach of pounding us into oblivion. What a rush!

I thoroughly enjoyed the colorful small towns and walking the stone streets. Then hopping on a party boat for a day of cruising the waterways, jumping off the upper deck, snorkeling crystal clear coves, indulging in local cuisines and witnessing the perfect sunset.

We climbed to Christ the Redeemer and reveled in this Natural Wonder of the World that overlooks Rio de Janeiro far below.

From the funicular, we witnessed one of my top 10 sunsets of all time over the famous Rio bay.

The colorful steps in Rio were over the top impressive, as there was an indivisible tile from every country and every state in the world. A feat that took the artist over ten years to complete.

Next was a speed boat to an island stay for 2 days of bliss on Ilha Grand – no cars allowed, log cabins, dining waterfront, hiking to deserted beaches – just heavenly. Plus I was the only one from my group to wake up at 2:30am for a hike in the dark straight uphill to catch sunrise from the island peak. Just wow – another top 10 blow your mind experience!

Never stop exploring or getting out of your comfort zone, as you just might learn your old limits are a thing of the past and you will yearn to book that next adventure ASAP.

Published by elliottcm

Love adventure travel, work hard & play hard, happy in both extremes - relaxing on a remote beach or rappelling down cliffs, take joy in simple things, love being on & near the water, visited 55 countries & 47 states so far in this crazy beautiful life! Goals by my 50th birthday - 50 states. 75 countries. 50 national parks. Be in Antarctica on my big day.

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