South America Highlights

Peru,  Bolivia,  Argentina,  Uruguay,  Brazil

Tour length 44 daysFrom Lima to Rio de Janeiro
In-depth Cultural
Fully Guided

About this tour

There’s times when it’s appropriate to dip a toe in, and there’s times when it’s best to dive in head first. Get ready to jump straight into the action on this trip from Lima to Rio, with plenty of time for independent exploring and taking things at your own pace. This trip takes in the very best of the centre of South America – from trekking the Inca Trail to Macchu Pichu to partying in Rio de Janiero. Visit Iguaza Falls, stroll the barrios of Buenos Aires, snap pictures at the incredible Uyuni Salt Flats, look out over the Nazca Lines and explore the histories and cultures of this incredible part of the world at a pace that allows you to do as much as you want. There are some long travel days and five overnight bus journeys on this trip. Although the buses feature comfortable reclining seats, they are not beds. There’s also usually a toilet on-board, and some of the buses make toilet stops. These trips can be tiresome, but an adventure trip around South America wouldn’t be complete without an overnight bus journey.You’ll be staying in some very basic group accommodation with shared facilities, especially along the Inca Trail and on Lake Titicaca (where there are drop toilets and no showers). This is all part of the adventure of being among nature.There will be a lot of hiking and walking on this trip (especially on the Inca Trail which can be quite challenging), so this requires a moderate level of fitness. There are a few different trail options to suit your interests and physical capabilities. Please bring durable footwear suitable to hiking. See the ‘What to Take’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more details.This trip visits places that are at high altitude, and as a result some people can suffer from altitude sickness, regardless of age or physical health. Please see the ‘Medical and Health Information’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more detail.While at the estancia in Uruguay, you can choose to participate in the day-to-day activities of the farm as much or as little as you like. If you do choose to get involved, prepare for some early morning starts and to get your hands dirty when working directly with animals. The accommodation is multi-share and meals are served family style. Please inform your booking agent if you have any dietary requirements.Travellers who choose different ways of reaching Machu Picchu (Inca Trail, Quarry Trail or Train), will not follow the same routes within Machu Picchu. This means that you may not be able to have photos together, overlooking Machu Picchu. This applies to travellers on the same booking or separate bookings.
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Tour ID 101736
Tour length 44 days
Language English
Group size 16
Age range 15 - 99

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Intrepid Travel


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Day 1: Lima
Day 2: Lima
Day 3: Paracas
Day 4: Nazca
Day 5: Arequipa
Day 6: Arequipa
Day 7: Colca Canyon
Day 8: Arequipa
Day 9: Arequipa - Overnight Bus to Cusco
Day 10: Cusco
Day 11: Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
Day 12: Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
Day 13: Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
Day 14: Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option and Machu Picchu / Ollantaytambo
Day 15: Sacred Valley / Cusco
Day 16: Cusco
Day 17: Puno - Lake Titicaca
Day 18: Puno
Day 19: Puno
Day 20: La Paz
Day 21: La Paz
Day 22: La Paz
Day 23: Sucre
Day 24: Sucre
Day 25: Potosi
Day 26: Uyuni
Day 27: Salar de Uyuni
Day 28: Salar de Uyuni
Day 29: Uyuni
Day 30: Uyuni – Tilcara
Day 31: Tilcara
Day 32-34: Buenos Aires
Day 35: Buenos Aires
Day 36: Colonia del Sacramento
Day 37: Estancia Stay
Day 38-39: Estancia Stay
Day 40: Overnight Bus - Iguazu Falls
Day 41: Iguazu Falls (Brazilian Side)
Day 42: Iguazu Falls (Argentinian side)
Day 43: Rio de Janeiro
Day 44: Rio de Janeiro


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(Guests: 1, Nights: 1)
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