Andes, Altiplano & the Falls

Rio de Janeiro - Cartagena

97 days through Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia
FROM: $11070 USD
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Local Bus, Canoe, Boat, Private Bus, Train
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 27 nights
Multishare Hostel 18 nights
Camping 25 nights
Basic Hotel 18 nights
Wild Camp 3 nights
Homestay 1 night
Guesthouse 2 nights
Hammocks 2 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 79, Lunches x 42, Dinners x 39
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
LTR
Deposit:
$870 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This fabulous journey takes us across some of the most spectacular parts of South America, criss-crossing the Andes and the Altiplano, through the lands of the Incas and their immense monuments, such as those around Cuzco and Machu Picchu. It goes from the steaming tropical cloud forests of Colombia's Caribbean coast, through to the immensity of the Amazon. It traverses the dry plains and dune fields of the Peru and Atacama Deserts and it takes us into the vast swamplands of Brazil's Pantanal.

It allows our travellers to get to the grass roots of the peoples who populate this region, be they the Quechuan Indian of the Andes or the Gauchos of Northern Argentina, who will teach us the to ride the magnificent Argentine horses across the cordillera. There is the wildlife too, jaguars, toucans, vicuna and of course the Cayman and piranha. Finally it allows us to explore some of the continents great cities, such as Cartagena, Quito, Lima, Buenos Aires and the fabulous Rio de Janeiro.

Practice your dance steps in the birthplace of Tango
Explore the bars and cafes of Buenos Aires
Visit the Jesuit ruins at San Ignacio de Mini
Optional boat trips, forest hikes and helicopter rides over Iguazu Falls
3 nights to enjoy the crystal clear waters and caves around Bonito
2 night ranch visit and wildlife safari into the Pantanal
Boat trip to explore emerald coast islands around Paraty
Explore the beautiful UNESCO town of Paraty
Discover the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro

A true trans-continental trip ranging from the tough to the easy. A good mixture of camping, hotels, hostels and homestays. Some long day drives but a good number of 2-4 night stays allowing an in-depth view of the continent. An active journey with some great treks, horse-riding, opportunities for biking, kayaking or rafting.

Boat trip out to islands and beaches

Spend 2 nights in the Pantanal, the world's largest tropical wetland area, exploring the flora and fauna with local guides

Discover the unbelievable Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian side

Spend the day exploring the amazing Iguazu Falls from the Argentinian side

Spend 3 unique days at an Anglo-Argentinian estancia to experience the Gaucho way of life

Day 1 - Rio de Janeiro (13th June 2021)

Border information: if you are joining in Rio de Janeiro, you will most likely enter Brazil at Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport (IATA code: RIO/GIG).

Welcome to the iconic Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro! There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Rio de Janeiro before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Rio de Janeiro.

In Rio de Janeiro we will stay in a great hotel in the Flamengo district, close to the beach and the metro station.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Visit the world famous statue Christ the Redeemer

Train and entrance: 83 BRL

Take a hike into the Tijuca Rainforest, one of the largest Urban Rainforests in the world.

Hike: 65 USD

Take a cable car up Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain)

Cable car (return ticket): 85 BRL

Take a brilliant free walking tour with an expert local guide around Lapa and Central Rio de Janeiro (or Copacabana and Ipanema on certain days)

Walking Tour: Free

Explore Brazilian flavours in a half day cooking class

Half day class: 75 USD

Day 2 - Paraty (14th June 2021)
Day 3 - Paraty (15th June 2021)
Day 4 - Paraty (16th June 2021)
Day 5 - Brotas (17th June 2021)
Day 6 - Brotas (18th June 2021)
Day 7 - Campo Grande (19th June 2021)
Day 8 - Pantanal (20th June 2021)
Day 9 - Pantanal (21st June 2021)
Day 10 - Bonito (22nd June 2021)
Day 11 - Bonito (23rd June 2021)
Day 12 - Bonito (24th June 2021)
Day 13 - Foz do Iguacu (25th June 2021)
Day 14 - Foz do Iguacu (26th June 2021)
Day 15 - Foz do Iguacu (27th June 2021)
Day 16 - Yapeyu (28th June 2021)
Day 17 - Buenos Aires (29th June 2021)
Day 18 - Buenos Aires (30th June 2021)
Day 19 - Buenos Aires (1st July 2021)
Day 20 - Buenos Aires (2nd July 2021)
Day 21 - Cordoba (3rd July 2021)
Day 22 - Estancia (4th July 2021)
Day 23 - Estancia (5th July 2021)
Day 24 - Estancia (6th July 2021)
Day 25 - Tafi Del Valle (7th July 2021)
Day 26 - Cafayate (8th July 2021)
Day 27 - Cafayate (9th July 2021)
Day 28 - Salta (10th July 2021)
Day 29 - Salta (11th July 2021)
Day 30 - Purmamarca (12th July 2021)
Day 31 - San Pedro de Atacama (13th July 2021)
Day 32 - San Pedro de Atacama (14th July 2021)
Day 33 - Altiplano (15th July 2021)
Day 34 - Uyuni (16th July 2021)
Day 35 - Uyuni (17th July 2021)
Day 36 - Potosi (18th July 2021)
Day 37 - La Paz (19th July 2021)
Day 38 - La Paz (20th July 2021)
Day 39 - La Paz (21st July 2021)
Day 40 - Copacabana (22nd July 2021)
Day 41 - Isla del Sol (23rd July 2021)
Day 42 - Puno (24th July 2021)
Day 43 - Cuzco (25th July 2021)
Day 44 - Cuzco (26th July 2021)
Day 45 - Inca Trail (27th July 2021)
Day 46 - Inca Trail (28th July 2021)
Day 47 - Inca Trail (29th July 2021)
Day 48 - Inca Trail (30th July 2021)
Day 49 - Cuzco (31st July 2021)
Day 50 - Cuzco (1st August 2021)
Day 51 - Raqchi (2nd August 2021)
Day 52 - Chivay (3rd August 2021)
Day 53 - Arequipa (4th August 2021)
Day 54 - Arequipa (5th August 2021)
Day 55 - Arequipa (6th August 2021)
Day 56 - Puerto Inca (7th August 2021)
Day 57 - Nazca (8th August 2021)
Day 58 - Huacachina (9th August 2021)
Day 59 - Lima (10th August 2021)
Day 60 - Lima (11th August 2021)
Day 61 - Huaraz (12th August 2021)
Day 62 - Huaraz (13th August 2021)
Day 63 - Huaraz (14th August 2021)
Day 64 - Huanchaco (15th August 2021)
Day 65 - Huanchaco (16th August 2021)
Day 66 - Punta Sal (17th August 2021)
Day 67 - Punta Sal (18th August 2021)
Day 68 - Cuenca (19th August 2021)
Day 69 - Cuenca (20th August 2021)
Day 70 - Chugchilán (21st August 2021)
Day 71 - Chugchilán (22nd August 2021)
Day 72 - Rio Verde (23rd August 2021)
Day 73 - Rio Verde (24th August 2021)
Day 74 - Rio Verde (25th August 2021)
Day 75 - Ecuadorian Amazon (26th August 2021)
Day 76 - Ecuadorian Amazon (27th August 2021)
Day 77 - Ecuadorian Amazon (28th August 2021)
Day 78 - Quito (29th August 2021)
Day 79 - Quito (30th August 2021)
Day 80 - Otavalo (31st August 2021)
Day 81 - Ipiales (1st September 2021)
Day 82 - Popayan (2nd September 2021)
Day 83 - Popayan (3rd September 2021)
Day 84 - Salento (4th September 2021)
Day 85 - Salento (5th September 2021)
Day 86 - Salento (6th September 2021)
Day 87 - Manizales (7th September 2021)
Day 88 - Medellin (8th September 2021)
Day 89 - Medellin (9th September 2021)
Day 90 - Medellin (10th September 2021)
Day 91 - Lorica (11th September 2021)
Day 92 - Northern Colombia (12th September 2021)
Day 93 - Tayrona NP (13th September 2021)
Day 94 - Tayrona NP (14th September 2021)
Day 95 - Cartagena (15th September 2021)
Day 96 - Cartagena (16th September 2021)
Day 97 - Cartagena (17th September 2021)

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