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Top 3 tours to take when you’re at the World Cup

Published August 19th, 2013

Planning on making the huge adventure to South America for the Fifa World Cup? With such a long way to go and such a fantastic continent to be on, a Brazil World Cup holiday should mean more than just soccer. This is the land of ultimate adventure after all. Where the mountains hide ancient ruins and Mother Nature runs wild.


And if anyone knows the wild and woolly parts of South America, it’s G Adventures. The adventure tour company is already gearing up for World Cup fun, offering top itineraries set to take place before and after kick-off. So if you’re keen to make that once-in-a-life-time World Cup trip an even greater one, then you’re going to love these top 3 tours.



In search of Iguazu – 17 days from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro

Scored a golden ticket to the final? Or at least want to be in Rio for when the madness goes down, then why not warm up to it with a G Adventures tour to the Iguazu Falls. From the roar of one of the world’s largest falls to the roar of one of the world’s loudest crowds, this tour is bound to be loud and proud to say the least. Besides the monstrous site of the falls, the tour also includes heart pounding horse-back rides and day hikes at a working ranch in Uruguay. Following a South American cowboy experience and some amazing falls sightseeing, the tour skips a bumpy bus ride for a more stylish flight back to Rio for one hell of a wrap-up party. Ole! Ole!



Southern Highlights – 8 days from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro

If you’re low on time, G Adventure’s Southern Highlights tour packs all that you need to see and experience in South America into 8 days. Now take note – this tour isn’t for the light hearted, or easily tired. In fact, on this tour, sleep isn’t really a priority. But who needs sleep anyway when you can be learning the samba in Rio one night and exploring subtropical rainforest and the magnificent Iguazu Falls the next?



Inca Discover – 8 days from Lima to Cuzco

Imagine walking the Inca Trail and watching a World Cup match in the one holiday – it’s possible with G Adventures! Ideal for those short on time, this 8 day adventure includes a guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins as well as a 4-day trek along the stunning Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Operating their own treks with their experienced and knowledgeable CEOs (Chief Experience Operators), this tour, combined with the World Cup, would have to be the ultimate in yolo!


Lauren Burvill

Australian born but London based, I'm a sucker for big cities and small tropical islands. When travelling, I like eating like a local, dressing like a local, but staying in 5 star style. Have a travel story to share? Tweet me @laurenburvill.