The poorest country in South America and landlocked in the high Andes, Bolivia is not for the faint of heart. Among its must-see sights number the "world's most dangerous road," and endless desert salt flats; its capital La Paz is the highest in the world. But for the traveller willing to endure a little discomfort Bolivia is a trip back in time. With the most visible indigenous culture south of Guatemala, coca leaves and bowler-sporting indigena are common sights, while its geography is truly extreme: running from the Amazon jungle to the Andes and from the edge of the Incan empire at Lake Titicaca to the edge of the Atacama desert, there is no easy way around.
From the sands of Ipanema to the heights of the Bolivian Andes, this incredible 25-day journey will introduce you to the diverse landscape and people of South America. Explore the wetlands of the Pantanal, the bizarre landscape of the Uyuni Salt Flats and revel in the mists of thundering Iguassu Falls. Gain greater insight into the culture on the region’s public buses and meet locals from the rural towns along the way for an immersive experience that few travellers get to know. Get off the beaten path and experience Brazil and Bolivia —a vibrant cross-section of South America.
Highlights: Be awed by Iguassu Falls, Search for wildlife in the Brazilian Pantanal, Spend 3 days exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats and high mountain wilderness by 4x4, Settle in with the locals at a homestay on Lake Titicaca, Conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu,
South America rewards those willing to explore. Consider this epic adventure: beginning in Buenos Aires and ending in Lima, it's 35 full days of fun. You'll hike the Inca Trail, cross the salt flats of Bolivia by 4x4, and feel like a sophisticate sipping wine in Argentina. Along the way, you'll engage with local cultures with a small group of other young travellers to back you up. For those willing to invest their time, this trip offers big returns—in adventure.
Highlights: Spotting condors at Colca Canyon, conquering the Inca Trail on the way to Machu Picchu, experiencing traditional life on Lake Titicaca, crossing the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano on a 4x4