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Conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, settle in with the locals at a homestay on Lake Titicaca, explore the Uyuni Salt Flats and Andean wilderness, spot wildlife in the Brazilian Pantanal, stand in awe of Iguassu Falls

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From the Nazca Lines and the heights of Incan archaeology to the beach at Ipanema, this 45-day long tour provides limitless opportunities for adventure. Explore the wetlands of the Pantanal, thundering Iguassu Falls and the bizarre landscape of the Uyuni Salt Flats. In the thin air of the Andes, trek the challenging Inca Trail to legendary Machu Picchu—we run our own treks and ensure quality food and equipment, leaving you to focus on your next exhilarating step forward. With local transportation and authentic accommodation, this trip offers an intense blend of included activities and free time to explore on your own. This trip has it all!

What's Included

  • Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio guided tour
  • Arequipa stay
  • Colca Canyon and surrounds guided tour
  • Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour with visit to a Planeterra-supported women's weaving project (full-day)
  • Lunch at the Planeterra-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village
  • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4-day)
  • Planeterra-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Inca Trail
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Floating islands of Uros visit
  • Lake Titicaca guided tour
  • 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats (3-day)
  • Pantanal wildlife excursion (2-day)
  • Bonito stay
  • Iguassu Falls visit (Brazil and Argentina)
  • Beach time on Ilha Grande
  • Rio de Janeiro stay
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 38 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners. (Allow USD1110-1480 for meals not included.)
  • Public bus, plane, ferry, train, private van, boat, hiking, 4x4 vehicle.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout (except on the local flight from Sucre to Santa Cruz), specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Hotels (33 nts), overnight buses (2 nts), overnight train (1 nt), camping (3 nts), homestay (1 nt), basic hotels on Uyuni Salt Flats excursion (2 nts, multi-share), tented room with hammocks in the Pantanal (2 nts, multi-share).

Inca Trail

Day 1Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Lima/Paracas(1B)

Enjoy a free morning in Lima before travelling by bus to Paracas.

Day 3Paracas/Nazca(1B)

Opt to visit the Ballestas Islands before travelling to Nazca. En route, stop at a winery and at the Oasis of Huacachina.

Day 4Nazca/Arequipa(1B)

Take a guided tour of the Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio. Opt for a flight over the Nazca Lines before the overnight bus to Arequipa.

Day 5Arequipa

Enjoy a free day in Arequipa. Opt for a city tour or visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery.

Day 6Arequipa/Chivay(1B)

Travel to Chivay, a village near Colca Canyon, for an optional dip in the thermal baths. Continue on to nearby Colca Canyon for the day.

Day 7Chivay/Arequipa(1B)

Enjoy time at the canyon in the early morning before heading back to Arequipa for the night.

Day 8Arequipa/Cusco(1B)

Fly to Cusco. Opt for a city tour or to explore the city's markets, museums, and plazas.

Day 9Cusco/Ollantaytambo(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. Stop at the Planeterra-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the Planeterra-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

Day 10Ollantaytambo/Wayllabamba Camp(1B, 1L, 1D)

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the hike begins.

Day 11Wayllabamba Camp/Paqaymayo Camp(1B, 1L, 1D)

Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.

Day 12Paqaymayo Camp/Wiñaywayna(1B, 1L, 1D)

Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through cloud forest on the gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley.

At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "Town Above the Clouds." Camp here or go 1.5 hrs further along, near the Wiñay Wayna ruins (Forever Young) located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).

Day 13Wiñaywayna/Cusco(1B)

The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Wake up around 03:30 and walk to the checkpoint. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and free time to explore. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows.

Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet the CEO and any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.

Days 14–16Cusco(1B)

Enjoy free time to explore Cusco or relax. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Nature lovers can book an optional adventure to go to the Amazon Jungle for a 3-day/2-night excursion.

Day 17Cusco/Puno(1B)

Travel day by bus from Cusco to Puno. Spend some time on arrival wandering the small city.

Day 18Puno/Isla Amantani(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.

Day 19Isla Amantani/Puno(1B, 1L)

Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.

Day 20Puno/La Paz(1B)

Travel by bus and cross the border into Bolivia, arriving in La Paz.

Day 21La Paz(1B)

Enjoy free time in La Paz. Opt for a city tour or to explore the markets and winding streets.

Day 22La Paz/Uyuni(1B)

Travel by train and bus to the town of Uyuni, home base for salt flat exploration.

Day 23Uyuni/Salar de Uyuni(1B, 1D)

Enjoy a 3-day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano with spectacular scenery.

Day 24Salar de Uyuni(1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue to discover the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion.

Day 25Salar de Uyuni/Uyuni(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a final day of exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats before travelling the town of Uyuni for the night.

Day 26Uyuni/Potosí(1B)

Journey from Uyuni to Potosí. Opt to visit a working silver mine or explore the city.

Day 27Potosí/Sucre(1B)

Continue by bus to Sucre. Explore this beautiful colonial city or visit the nearby dinosaur tracks.

Days 28–29Sucre(1B)

Spend two days exploring all Sucre has to offer.

Day 30Sucre/Santa Cruz de la Sierra(1B)

Fly to Santa Cruz.

Day 31Santa Cruz de la Sierra/Puerto Suárez(1B)

Spend some time exploring Santa Cruz. Travel by overnight train to the Brazilian border at Puerto Suarez.

Day 32Puerto Suárez/Pantanal(1L, 1D)

Travel into Brazil and straight to the Pantanal on 2-day excursion into the with a local guide. This is a perfect place to experience the wildlife of Brazil.

Day 33Pantanal(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a 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 abound.

Day 34Pantanal/Bonito(1B)

Travel by van to Bonito. Spend time here snorkelling in the crystal-clear rivers or exploring nearby caves.

Day 35Bonito(1B)

Enjoy a full day in Bonito with optional activities like snorkelling in the crystal-clear rivers or exploring the nearby caves and waterfalls.

Day 36Bonito/Foz do Iguaçu(1B)

Enjoy the day in Bonito before an overnight bus to Iguassu Falls.

Day 37Foz do Iguaçu

Spend two full days exploring Iguassu from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides. Opt to visit a nearby bird park.

Day 38Foz do Iguaçu(1B)

Cross the border to explore the Argentine side of the falls. Opt for a boat ride at the base of the falls.

Day 39Foz do Iguaçu/Paraty(1B)

Fly to São Paulo and continue by van to Paraty. Spend a day and a half discovering this town.

Day 40Paraty(1B)

Enjoy a free day to explore Paraty. Opt to visit the cachaça distilleries or take a boat into the bay to explore the nearby islands and beaches.

Day 41Paraty/Ilha Grande(1B)

Continue by van up the coast and take a ferry to Ilha Grande.

Day 42Ilha Grande(1B)

Enjoy a free day in Ilha Grande. Opt to hike the island's remote beaches or enjoy free time to relax and explore.

Day 43Paraty/Rio de Janeiro(1B)

Carry on by ferry and van to Rio de Janeiro. With free time, explore the city on an optional city tour.

Day 44Rio de Janeiro(1B)

Discover this lively city using the centrally located hotel in Copacabana as a base.

Day 45Rio de Janeiro(1B)

Depart at any time.

Cusco Stay

Day 1Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Lima/Paracas(1B)

Enjoy a free morning in Lima before travelling by bus to Paracas.

Day 3Paracas/Nazca(1B)

Opt to visit the Ballestas Islands before travelling to Nazca. En route, stop at a winery and at the Oasis of Huacachina.

Day 4Nazca/Arequipa(1B)

Take a guided tour of the Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio. Opt for a flight over the Nazca Lines before the overnight bus to Arequipa.

Day 5Arequipa

Enjoy a free day in Arequipa. Opt for a city tour or visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery.

Day 6Arequipa/Chivay(1B)

Travel to Chivay, a village near Colca Canyon, for an optional dip in the thermal baths. Continue on to nearby Colca Canyon for the day.

Day 7Chivay/Arequipa(1B)

Enjoy time at the canyon in the early morning before heading back to Arequipa for the night.

Day 8Arequipa/Cusco(1B)

Fly to Cusco. Opt for a city tour or to explore the city's markets, museums, and plazas.

Day 9Cusco/Ollantaytambo(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. Stop at the Planeterra-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the Planeterra-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

Day 10Ollantaytambo/Cusco(1B)

Return to the Sacred Valley with the CEO to visit the sites of the Maras Salt Mines and Moray. Spend the evening in Cusco.

Day 11Cusco(1B)

Enjoy an included tour of the archaeological sites around Cusco, including Saqsaywaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay.

Day 12Cusco/Aguas Calientes(1B)

Travel by van to Ollantaytambo to catch the scenic train to Aguas Calientes.

Day 13Aguas Calientes/Cusco(1B)

Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco in the evening.

Days 14–16Cusco(1B)

Enjoy free time to explore Cusco or relax. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Nature lovers can book an optional adventure to go to the Amazon Jungle for a 3-day/2-night excursion.

Day 17Cusco/Puno(1B)

Travel day by bus from Cusco to Puno. Spend some time on arrival wandering the small city.

Day 18Puno/Isla Amantani(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.

Day 19Isla Amantani/Puno(1B, 1L)

Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.

Day 20Puno/La Paz(1B)

Travel by bus and cross the border into Bolivia, arriving in La Paz.

Day 21La Paz(1B)

Enjoy free time in La Paz. Opt for a city tour or to explore the markets and winding streets.

Day 22La Paz/Uyuni(1B)

Travel by train and bus to the town of Uyuni, home base for salt flat exploration.

Day 23Uyuni/Salar de Uyuni(1B, 1D)

Enjoy a 3-day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano with spectacular scenery.

Day 24Salar de Uyuni(1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue to discover the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion.

Day 25Salar de Uyuni/Uyuni(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a final day of exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats before travelling the town of Uyuni for the night.

Day 26Uyuni/Potosí(1B)

Journey from Uyuni to Potosí. Opt to visit a working silver mine or explore the city.

Day 27Potosí/Sucre(1B)

Continue by bus to Sucre. Explore this beautiful colonial city or visit the nearby dinosaur tracks.

Days 28–29Sucre(1B)

Spend two days exploring all Sucre has to offer.

Day 30Sucre/Santa Cruz de la Sierra(1B)

Fly to Santa Cruz.

Day 31Santa Cruz de la Sierra/Puerto Suárez(1B)

Spend some time exploring Santa Cruz. Travel by overnight train to the Brazilian border at Puerto Suarez.

Day 32Puerto Suárez/Pantanal(1L, 1D)

Travel into Brazil and straight to the Pantanal on 2-day excursion into the with a local guide. This is a perfect place to experience the wildlife of Brazil.

Day 33Pantanal(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a 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 abound.

Day 34Pantanal/Bonito(1B)

Travel by van to Bonito. Spend time here snorkelling in the crystal-clear rivers or exploring nearby caves.

Day 35Bonito(1B)

Enjoy a full day in Bonito with optional activities like snorkelling in the crystal-clear rivers or exploring the nearby caves and waterfalls.

Day 36Bonito/Foz do Iguaçu(1B)

Enjoy the day in Bonito before an overnight bus to Iguassu Falls.

Day 37Foz do Iguaçu

Spend two full days exploring Iguassu from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides. Opt to visit a nearby bird park.

Day 38Foz do Iguaçu(1B)

Cross the border to explore the Argentine side of the falls. Opt for a boat ride at the base of the falls.

Day 39Foz do Iguaçu/Paraty(1B)

Fly to São Paulo and continue by van to Paraty. Spend a day and a half discovering this town.

Day 40Paraty(1B)

Enjoy a free day to explore Paraty. Opt to visit the cachaça distilleries or take a boat into the bay to explore the nearby islands and beaches.

Day 41Paraty/Ilha Grande(1B)

Continue by van up the coast and take a ferry to Ilha Grande.

Day 42Ilha Grande(1B)

Enjoy a free day in Ilha Grande. Opt to hike the island's remote beaches or enjoy free time to relax and explore.

Day 43Paraty/Rio de Janeiro(1B)

Carry on by ferry and van to Rio de Janeiro. With free time, explore the city on an optional city tour.

Day 44Rio de Janeiro(1B)

Discover this lively city using the centrally located hotel in Copacabana as a base.

Day 45Rio de Janeiro(1B)

Depart at any time.

Lares Trek

Day 1Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Lima/Paracas(1B)

Enjoy a free morning in Lima before travelling by bus to Paracas.

Day 3Paracas/Nazca(1B)

Opt to visit the Ballestas Islands before travelling to Nazca. En route, stop at a winery and at the Oasis of Huacachina.

Day 4Nazca/Arequipa(1B)

Take a guided tour of the Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio. Opt for a flight over the Nazca Lines before the overnight bus to Arequipa.

Day 5Arequipa

Enjoy a free day in Arequipa. Opt for a city tour or visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery.

Day 6Arequipa/Chivay(1B)

Travel to Chivay, a village near Colca Canyon, for an optional dip in the thermal baths. Continue on to nearby Colca Canyon for the day.

Day 7Chivay/Arequipa(1B)

Enjoy time at the canyon in the early morning before heading back to Arequipa for the night.

Day 8Arequipa/Cusco(1B)

Fly to Cusco. Opt for a city tour or to explore the city's markets, museums, and plazas.

Day 9Cusco/Ollantaytambo(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. Stop at the Planeterra-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the Planeterra-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

Day 10Ollantaytambo/Cuncani(1B, 1L, 1D)

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to Lares town where the hike begins. Spend the first night at a Planeterra-supported campsite in Cuncani.

Day 11Cuncani/Kuyoc(1B, 1L, 1D)

Start early to hike from the foothills of Sicllaccasa Mountain to its high pass (4,750m/15,583 ft), providing scenic views of lagoons and the snow-capped Chicon Mountain. Celebrate after reaching the highest point by making an offering of coca leaves to the Andean gods. After the morning hike, stop to rest and take in the amazing view. Continue hiking downhill to our second campsite near the stream for the night.

Day 12Kuyoc/Aguas Calientes(1B, 1L)

Enjoy the last few hours of hiking before travelling by van to Ollantaytambo and train to Aguas Calientes. Spend some time relaxing in town or visiting the nearby hot springs.

Day 13Aguas Calientes/Cusco(1B)

Enjoy a guided visit to Machu Picchu at sunrise. Use some free time to explore the ruins on your own. Later, travel back with the group to Cusco.

Days 14–16Cusco(1B)

Enjoy free time to explore Cusco or relax. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Nature lovers can book an optional adventure to go to the Amazon Jungle for a 3-day/2-night excursion.

Day 17Cusco/Puno(1B)

Travel day by bus from Cusco to Puno. Spend some time on arrival wandering the small city.

Day 18Puno/Isla Amantani(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.

Day 19Isla Amantani/Puno(1B, 1L)

Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.

Day 20Puno/La Paz(1B)

Travel by bus and cross the border into Bolivia, arriving in La Paz.

Day 21La Paz(1B)

Enjoy free time in La Paz. Opt for a city tour or to explore the markets and winding streets.

Day 22La Paz/Uyuni(1B)

Travel by train and bus to the town of Uyuni, home base for salt flat exploration.

Day 23Uyuni/Salar de Uyuni(1B, 1D)

Enjoy a 3-day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano with spectacular scenery.

Day 24Salar de Uyuni(1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue to discover the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion.

Day 25Salar de Uyuni/Uyuni(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a final day of exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats before travelling the town of Uyuni for the night.

Day 26Uyuni/Potosí(1B)

Journey from Uyuni to Potosí. Opt to visit a working silver mine or explore the city.

Day 27Potosí/Sucre(1B)

Continue by bus to Sucre. Explore this beautiful colonial city or visit the nearby dinosaur tracks.

Days 28–29Sucre(1B)

Spend two days exploring all Sucre has to offer.

Day 30Sucre/Santa Cruz de la Sierra(1B)

Fly to Santa Cruz.

Day 31Santa Cruz de la Sierra/Puerto Suárez(1B)

Spend some time exploring Santa Cruz. Travel by overnight train to the Brazilian border at Puerto Suarez.

Day 32Puerto Suárez/Pantanal(1L, 1D)

Travel into Brazil and straight to the Pantanal on 2-day excursion into the with a local guide. This is a perfect place to experience the wildlife of Brazil.

Day 33Pantanal(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a 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 abound.

Day 34Pantanal/Bonito(1B)

Travel by van to Bonito. Spend time here snorkelling in the crystal-clear rivers or exploring nearby caves.

Day 35Bonito(1B)

Enjoy a full day in Bonito with optional activities like snorkelling in the crystal-clear rivers or exploring the nearby caves and waterfalls.

Day 36Bonito/Foz do Iguaçu(1B)

Enjoy the day in Bonito before an overnight bus to Iguassu Falls.

Day 37Foz do Iguaçu

Spend two full days exploring Iguassu from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides. Opt to visit a nearby bird park.

Day 38Foz do Iguaçu(1B)

Cross the border to explore the Argentine side of the falls. Opt for a boat ride at the base of the falls.

Day 39Foz do Iguaçu/Paraty(1B)

Fly to São Paulo and continue by van to Paraty. Spend a day and a half discovering this town.

Day 40Paraty(1B)

Enjoy a free day to explore Paraty. Opt to visit the cachaça distilleries or take a boat into the bay to explore the nearby islands and beaches.

Day 41Paraty/Ilha Grande(1B)

Continue by van up the coast and take a ferry to Ilha Grande.

Day 42Ilha Grande(1B)

Enjoy a free day in Ilha Grande. Opt to hike the island's remote beaches or enjoy free time to relax and explore.

Day 43Paraty/Rio de Janeiro(1B)

Carry on by ferry and van to Rio de Janeiro. With free time, explore the city on an optional city tour.

Day 44Rio de Janeiro(1B)

Discover this lively city using the centrally located hotel in Copacabana as a base.

Day 45Rio de Janeiro(1B)

Depart at any time.

Day 1Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Lima/Paracas(1B)

Enjoy a free morning in Lima before travelling by bus to Paracas.

Day 3Paracas/Nazca(1B)

Opt to visit the Ballestas Islands before travelling to Nazca. En route, stop at a winery and at the Oasis of Huacachina.

Day 4Nazca/Arequipa(1B)

Take a guided tour of the Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio. Opt for a flight over the Nazca Lines before the overnight bus to Arequipa.

Day 5Arequipa

Enjoy a free day in Arequipa. Opt for a city tour or visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery.

Day 6Arequipa/Chivay(1B)

Travel to Chivay, a village near Colca Canyon, for an optional dip in the thermal baths. Continue on to nearby Colca Canyon for the day.

Day 7Chivay/Arequipa(1B)

Enjoy time at the canyon in the early morning before heading back to Arequipa for the night.

Day 8Arequipa/Cusco(1B)

Fly to Cusco. Opt for a city tour or to explore the city's markets, museums, and plazas.

Day 9Cusco/Ollantaytambo(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. Stop at the Planeterra-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the Planeterra-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

Day 10Ollantaytambo/Wayllabamba Camp(1B, 1L, 1D)

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the hike begins.

Day 11Wayllabamba Camp/Paqaymayo Camp(1B, 1L, 1D)

Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.

Day 12Paqaymayo Camp/Wiñaywayna(1B, 1L, 1D)

Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through cloud forest on the gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley.

At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "Town Above the Clouds." Camp here or go 1.5 hrs further along, near the Wiñay Wayna ruins (Forever Young) located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).

Day 13Wiñaywayna/Cusco(1B)

The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Wake up around 03:30 and walk to the checkpoint. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and free time to explore. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows.

Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet the CEO and any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.

Day 14Cusco/Tambopata(1B, 1L, 1D)

Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to our comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon.

Day 15Tambopata(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy guided excursions by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes and clay licks. Spend some time relaxing in a hammock, enjoying the local swimming hole or visiting a nearby plantation. Go for a caiman-spotting cruise after dinner.

Day 16Tambopata/Cusco(1B)

Fly back to Cusco to catch up with the group.

Day 17Cusco/Puno(1B)

Travel day by bus from Cusco to Puno. Spend some time on arrival wandering the small city.

Day 18Puno/Isla Amantani(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.

Day 19Isla Amantani/Puno(1B, 1L)

Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.

Day 20Puno/La Paz(1B)

Travel by bus and cross the border into Bolivia, arriving in La Paz.

Day 21La Paz(1B)

Enjoy free time in La Paz. Opt for a city tour or to explore the markets and winding streets.

Day 22La Paz/Uyuni(1B)

Travel by train and bus to the town of Uyuni, home base for salt flat exploration.

Day 23Uyuni/Salar de Uyuni(1B, 1D)

Enjoy a 3-day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano with spectacular scenery.

Day 24Salar de Uyuni(1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue to discover the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion.

Day 25Salar de Uyuni/Uyuni(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a final day of exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats before travelling the town of Uyuni for the night.

Day 26Uyuni/Potosí(1B)

Journey from Uyuni to Potosí. Opt to visit a working silver mine or explore the city.

Day 27Potosí/Sucre(1B)

Continue by bus to Sucre. Explore this beautiful colonial city or visit the nearby dinosaur tracks.

Days 28–29Sucre(1B)

Spend two days exploring all Sucre has to offer.

Day 30Santa Cruz de la Sierra(1B)

Fly to Santa Cruz.

Day 31Santa Cruz de la Sierra/Puerto Suárez(1B)

Spend some time exploring Santa Cruz. Travel by overnight train to the Brazilian border at Puerto Suarez.

Day 32Puerto Suárez/Pantanal(1L, 1D)

Travel into Brazil and straight to the Pantanal on 2-day excursion into the with a local guide. This is a perfect place to experience the wildlife of Brazil.

Day 33Pantanal(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a 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 abound.

Day 34Pantanal/Bonito(1B)

Travel by van to Bonito. Spend time here snorkelling in the crystal-clear rivers or exploring nearby caves.

Day 35Bonito(1B)

Enjoy a full day in Bonito with optional activities like snorkelling in the crystal-clear rivers or exploring the nearby caves and waterfalls.

Day 36Bonito/Foz do Iguaçu(1B)

Enjoy the day in Bonito before an overnight bus to Iguassu Falls.

Day 37Foz do Iguaçu

Spend two full days exploring Iguassu from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides. Opt to visit a nearby bird park.

Day 38Foz do Iguaçu(1B)

Cross the border to explore the Argentine side of the falls. Opt for a boat ride at the base of the falls.

Day 39Foz do Iguaçu/Paraty(1B)

Fly to São Paulo and continue by van to Paraty. Spend a day and a half discovering this town.

Day 40Paraty(1B)

Enjoy a free day to explore Paraty. Opt to visit the cachaça distilleries or take a boat into the bay to explore the nearby islands and beaches.

Day 41Paraty/Ilha Grande(1B)

Continue by van up the coast and take a ferry to Ilha Grande.

Day 42Ilha Grande(1B)

Enjoy a free day in Ilha Grande. Opt to hike the island's remote beaches or enjoy free time to relax and explore.

Day 43Paraty/Rio de Janeiro(1B)

Carry on by ferry and van to Rio de Janeiro. With free time, explore the city on an optional city tour.

Day 44Rio de Janeiro(1B)

Discover this lively city using the centrally located hotel in Copacabana as a base.

Day 45Rio de Janeiro(1B)

Depart at any time.

Day 1Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Lima/Paracas(1B)

Enjoy a free morning in Lima before travelling by bus to Paracas.

Day 3Paracas/Nazca(1B)

Opt to visit the Ballestas Islands before travelling to Nazca. En route, stop at a winery and at the Oasis of Huacachina.

Day 4Nazca/Arequipa(1B)

Take a guided tour of the Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio. Opt for a flight over the Nazca Lines before the overnight bus to Arequipa.

Day 5Arequipa

Enjoy a free day in Arequipa. Opt for a city tour or visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery.

Day 6Arequipa/Chivay(1B)

Travel to Chivay, a village near Colca Canyon, for an optional dip in the thermal baths. Continue on to nearby Colca Canyon for the day.

Day 7Chivay/Arequipa(1B)

Enjoy time at the canyon in the early morning before heading back to Arequipa for the night.

Day 8Arequipa/Cusco(1B)

Fly to Cusco. Opt for a city tour or to explore the city's markets, museums, and plazas.

Day 9Cusco/Ollantaytambo(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. Stop at the Planeterra-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the Planeterra-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

Day 10Ollantaytambo/Cusco(1B)

Return to the Sacred Valley with the CEO to visit the sites of the Maras Salt Mines and Moray. Spend the evening in Cusco.

Day 11Cusco(1B)

Enjoy an included tour of the archaeological sites around Cusco, including Saqsaywaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay.

Day 12Cusco/Aguas Calientes(1B)

Travel by van to Ollantaytambo to catch the scenic train to Aguas Calientes.

Day 13Aguas Calientes/Cusco(1B)

Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco in the evening.

Day 14Cusco/Tambopata(1B, 1L, 1D)

Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to our comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon.

Day 15Tambopata(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy guided excursions by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes and clay licks. Spend some time relaxing in a hammock, enjoying the local swimming hole or visiting a nearby plantation. Go for a caiman-spotting cruise after dinner.

Day 16Tambopata/Cusco(1B)

Fly back to Cusco to catch up with the group.

Day 17Cusco/Puno(1B)

Travel day by bus from Cusco to Puno. Spend some time on arrival wandering the small city.

Day 18Puno/Isla Amantani(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.

Day 19Isla Amantani/Puno(1B, 1L)

Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.

Day 20Puno/La Paz(1B)

Travel by bus and cross the border into Bolivia, arriving in La Paz.

Day 21La Paz(1B)

Enjoy free time in La Paz. Opt for a city tour or to explore the markets and winding streets.

Day 22La Paz/Uyuni(1B)

Travel by train and bus to the town of Uyuni, home base for salt flat exploration.

Day 23Uyuni/Salar de Uyuni(1B, 1D)

Enjoy a 3-day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano with spectacular scenery.

Day 24Salar de Uyuni(1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue to discover the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion.

Day 25Salar de Uyuni/Uyuni(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a final day of exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats before travelling the town of Uyuni for the night.

Day 26Uyuni/Potosí(1B)

Journey from Uyuni to Potosí. Opt to visit a working silver mine or explore the city.

Day 27Potosí/Sucre(1B)

Continue by bus to Sucre. Explore this beautiful colonial city or visit the nearby dinosaur tracks.

Days 28–29Sucre(1B)

Spend two days exploring all Sucre has to offer.

Day 30Santa Cruz de la Sierra(1B)

Fly to Santa Cruz.

Day 31Santa Cruz de la Sierra/Puerto Suárez(1B)

Spend some time exploring Santa Cruz. Travel by overnight train to the Brazilian border at Puerto Suarez.

Day 32Puerto Suárez/Pantanal(1L, 1D)

Travel into Brazil and straight to the Pantanal on 2-day excursion into the with a local guide. This is a perfect place to experience the wildlife of Brazil.

Day 33Pantanal(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a 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 abound.

Day 34Pantanal/Bonito(1B)

Travel by van to Bonito. Spend time here snorkelling in the crystal-clear rivers or exploring nearby caves.

Day 35Bonito(1B)

Enjoy a full day in Bonito with optional activities like snorkelling in the crystal-clear rivers or exploring the nearby caves and waterfalls.

Day 36Bonito/Foz do Iguaçu(1B)

Enjoy the day in Bonito before an overnight bus to Iguassu Falls.

Day 37Foz do Iguaçu

Spend two full days exploring Iguassu from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides. Opt to visit a nearby bird park.

Day 38Foz do Iguaçu(1B)

Cross the border to explore the Argentine side of the falls. Opt for a boat ride at the base of the falls.

Day 39Foz do Iguaçu/Paraty(1B)

Fly to São Paulo and continue by van to Paraty. Spend a day and a half discovering this town.

Day 40Paraty(1B)

Enjoy a free day to explore Paraty. Opt to visit the cachaça distilleries or take a boat into the bay to explore the nearby islands and beaches.

Day 41Paraty/Ilha Grande(1B)

Continue by van up the coast and take a ferry to Ilha Grande.

Day 42Ilha Grande(1B)

Enjoy a free day in Ilha Grande. Opt to hike the island's remote beaches or enjoy free time to relax and explore.

Day 43Paraty/Rio de Janeiro(1B)

Carry on by ferry and van to Rio de Janeiro. With free time, explore the city on an optional city tour.

Day 44Rio de Janeiro(1B)

Discover this lively city using the centrally located hotel in Copacabana as a base.

Day 45Rio de Janeiro(1B)

Depart at any time.

Day 1Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Lima/Paracas(1B)

Enjoy a free morning in Lima before travelling by bus to Paracas.

Day 3Paracas/Nazca(1B)

Opt to visit the Ballestas Islands before travelling to Nazca. En route, stop at a winery and at the Oasis of Huacachina.

Day 4Nazca/Arequipa(1B)

Take a guided tour of the Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio. Opt for a flight over the Nazca Lines before the overnight bus to Arequipa.

Day 5Arequipa

Enjoy a free day in Arequipa. Opt for a city tour or visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery.

Day 6Arequipa/Chivay(1B)

Travel to Chivay, a village near Colca Canyon, for an optional dip in the thermal baths. Continue on to nearby Colca Canyon for the day.

Day 7Chivay/Arequipa(1B)

Enjoy time at the canyon in the early morning before heading back to Arequipa for the night.

Day 8Arequipa/Cusco(1B)

Fly to Cusco. Opt for a city tour or to explore the city's markets, museums, and plazas.

Day 9Cusco/Ollantaytambo(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. Stop at the Planeterra-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the Planeterra-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.

Day 10Ollantaytambo/Cuncani(1B, 1L, 1D)

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to Lares town where the hike begins. Spend the first night at a Planeterra-supported campsite in Cuncani.

Day 11Cuncani/Kuyoc(1B, 1L, 1D)

Start early to hike from the foothills of Sicllaccasa Mountain to its high pass (4,750m/15,583 ft), providing scenic views of lagoons and the snow-capped Chicon Mountain. Celebrate after reaching the highest point by making an offering of coca leaves to the Andean gods. After the morning hike, stop to rest and take in the amazing view. Continue hiking downhill to our second campsite near the stream for the night.

Day 12Kuyoc/Aguas Calientes(1B, 1L)

Enjoy the last few hours of hiking before travelling by van to Ollantaytambo and train to Aguas Calientes. Spend some time relaxing in town or visiting the nearby hot springs.

Day 13Aguas Calientes/Cusco(1B)

Enjoy a guided visit to Machu Picchu at sunrise. Use some free time to explore the ruins on your own. Later, travel back with the group to Cusco.

Day 14Cusco/Tambopata(1B, 1L, 1D)

Fly to Puerto Maldonado and continue by motorized boat to our comfortable and intimate G Lodge Amazon.

Day 15Tambopata(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy guided excursions by expert naturalists to spot wildlife at nearby oxbow lakes and clay licks. Spend some time relaxing in a hammock, enjoying the local swimming hole or visiting a nearby plantation. Go for a caiman-spotting cruise after dinner.

Day 16Tambopata/Cusco(1B)

Fly back to Cusco to catch up with the group.

Day 17Cusco/Puno(1B)

Travel day by bus from Cusco to Puno. Spend some time on arrival wandering the small city.

Day 18Puno/Isla Amantani(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.

Day 19Isla Amantani/Puno(1B, 1L)

Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.

Day 20Puno/La Paz(1B)

Travel by bus and cross the border into Bolivia, arriving in La Paz.

Day 21La Paz(1B)

Enjoy free time in La Paz. Opt for a city tour or to explore the markets and winding streets.

Day 22La Paz/Uyuni(1B)

Travel by train and bus to the town of Uyuni, home base for salt flat exploration.

Day 23Uyuni/Salar de Uyuni(1B, 1D)

Enjoy a 3-day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano with spectacular scenery.

Day 24Salar de Uyuni(1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue to discover the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion.

Day 25Salar de Uyuni/Uyuni(1B, 1L)

Enjoy a final day of exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats before travelling the town of Uyuni for the night.

Day 26Uyuni/Potosí(1B)

Journey from Uyuni to Potosí. Opt to visit a working silver mine or explore the city.

Day 27Potosí/Sucre(1B)

Continue by bus to Sucre. Explore this beautiful colonial city or visit the nearby dinosaur tracks.

Days 28–29Sucre(1B)

Spend two days exploring all Sucre has to offer.

Day 30Santa Cruz de la Sierra(1B)

Fly to Santa Cruz.

Day 31Santa Cruz de la Sierra/Puerto Suárez(1B)

Spend some time exploring Santa Cruz. Travel by overnight train to the Brazilian border at Puerto Suarez.

Day 32Puerto Suárez/Pantanal(1L, 1D)

Travel into Brazil and straight to the Pantanal on 2-day excursion into the with a local guide. This is a perfect place to experience the wildlife of Brazil.

Day 33Pantanal(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a 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 abound.

Day 34Pantanal/Bonito(1B)

Travel by van to Bonito. Spend time here snorkelling in the crystal-clear rivers or exploring nearby caves.

Day 35Bonito(1B)

Enjoy a full day in Bonito with optional activities like snorkelling in the crystal-clear rivers or exploring the nearby caves and waterfalls.

Day 36Bonito/Foz do Iguaçu(1B)

Enjoy the day in Bonito before an overnight bus to Iguassu Falls.

Day 37Foz do Iguaçu

Spend two full days exploring Iguassu from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides. Opt to visit a nearby bird park.

Day 38Foz do Iguaçu(1B)

Cross the border to explore the Argentine side of the falls. Opt for a boat ride at the base of the falls.

Day 39Foz do Iguaçu/Paraty(1B)

Fly to São Paulo and continue by van to Paraty. Spend a day and a half discovering this town.

Day 40Paraty(1B)

Enjoy a free day to explore Paraty. Opt to visit the cachaça distilleries or take a boat into the bay to explore the nearby islands and beaches.

Day 41Paraty/Ilha Grande(1B)

Continue by van up the coast and take a ferry to Ilha Grande.

Day 42Ilha Grande(1B)

Enjoy a free day in Ilha Grande. Opt to hike the island's remote beaches or enjoy free time to relax and explore.

Day 43Paraty/Rio de Janeiro(1B)

Carry on by ferry and van to Rio de Janeiro. With free time, explore the city on an optional city tour.

Day 44Rio de Janeiro(1B)

Discover this lively city using the centrally located hotel in Copacabana as a base.

Day 45Rio de Janeiro(1B)

Depart at any time.

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