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Be awed by Iguassu Falls, Search for wildlife in the Brazilian Pantanal, Spend 3 days exploring the salt flats of Uyuni and high mountain wilderness by 4x4, Experience traditional life on Lake Titicaca, Search for wildlife in the Amazon Jungle, Conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Spot condors at Colca Canyon.
Experience two coasts, three countries and the best of South America on an epic adventure through the heart of the continent. This 45-day long tour provides limitless opportunities for adventure—from the streets of Rio to Lake Titicaca, you’ll encounter history, culture and local interaction. Explore the continent's diverse wilderness: the Pantanal, the Salar de Uyuni, Iguassu Falls and the Amazon—and hike the legendary Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. With local transportation and authentic accommodation, this trip offers an intense blend of included activities and free time to explore on your own and is a must-do for any traveller looking to experience South America at the grassroots level.
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This trip also runs in reverse from Lima to Rio de Janeiro. See Southern Cross & Amazon
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Bus and ferry to Ilha Grande. Free time for hikes and walks around the island to explore the beaches. Continue by bus to colonial city of Paraty. Optional cachaça distillery visit or boat tour of the bay and nearby beaches.
Travel by overnight bus to the Iguassu Falls area. Explore both the Argentine and Brazilian sides of the falls, with and optional boat ride near the base of the falls. Continue by bus to Bonito for optional activities like snorkelling in the crystal clear rivers or exploring the nearby caves and waterfalls.
2-day excursion into the wetlands of the Pantanal with a local guide. Opportunities to spot wildlife such as monkeys, macaws, giant otters and caiman. Continue by overnight train into Bolivia to Santa Cruz.
Fly to Sucre. Optional visit to the nearby dinosaur tracks, or explore the beautiful colonial city.
Travel by bus to Potosí. Optional excursion to a working silver mine or free time to explore the city.
Bus trip to Uyuni. Three day 4x4 excursion to the Salar de Uyuni and surrounding desert altiplano with spectacular scenery.
Travel by bus and train to La Paz. Optional city tour and free time to explore the markets and winding streets.
Travel by bus through the altiplano, crossing the border, to the Peruvian city of Puno on the shore of Lake Titicaca. For the next 2 days, Visit to the floating Islands of Uros and guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a Homestay in a small village. Optional visit to Sillustani burial site.
Travel to Cusco. Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by fast motorized canoe to the comfortable 'G Lodge Amazon,' which boasts sustainable operational initiatives like solar panels, a recycling program and rechargeable flashlights. Guided excursions by expert naturalists to spot wildlife and learn more about the jungle. Included rubber boots while at the lodge. Fly back to Cusco in the morning of day 32. The afternoon is free to explore Cusco. Optional City Tour.
Full day tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo, including a visit to a local community and various inca ruins.
4-day guided Inca Trail hike with visit to Machu Picchu. Optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco.
Fly to Arequipa. Free afternoon to explore. Optional Visit of the Catalina Convent.
Guided tour to Colca Canyon to spot condors. Optional visit to local hot springs. Drive back to Arequipa to take a night bus to Nasca.
Guided tour of Nazca desert cemetery and potters studio. Optional flight over the Nazca Lines. Travel to Pisco, on route stop at a winery to discover our Pisco, the national drink is made, and at the Oasis of Huacachina. Optional Sandboarding.
Optional visit to Ballestas Islands before travelling to Lima.
Depart at any time.