Enquire About This Tour Code BXPA1 Southern Cross
Duration: 49 Days Route: Lima to Rio de Janeiro Style: Budget Expeditions (18-35s) Price: US$3,169.00
From the pristine peaks of the Andes to the world's most famous beach city, and from one coast to another, this is an epic adventure if ever there was one! We'll take you through the ancient Inca Empire, across the Chaco of northern Argentina, up to the Iguazú Falls and Pantanal wetlands, and then we'll culminate on the coast of Brazil for the world's best party. From the Pacific to the Atlantic, you'll be immersed in the Latino way of life every step of the way.
The tour that we operate in the reverse direction is Southern Cross (BXAP1).
Outline ItinerarySee Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Lima 2 We head to the desert oasis town of Huacachina. You can ride dune buggies out into the sand dunes and camp under the stars 3 View the Nazca Lines 4 Camp on the beach in Puerto Inca 5-7 Enjoy the beautiful town of Arequipa on the slopes of a volcano. From here we can take a trip to the Colca Canyon 8 Cuzco will be our base for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and an overnight trip to the Amazon Jungle 9-12 Optional Amazon Jungle 13-15 Optional Inca Trail Trek 16 Cuzco 17-19 Puno 20-22 Wander the witches market of La Paz 23-24 In Potosí you can go down the silver mines 25-26 Arriving in the small town of Uyuni you can enjoy a day trip on to the salt flats 27 Visit Tupiza, the town where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid met their end 28-30 Nestled in the Lerma Valley, in Salta you can enjoy rafting, horse riding and mountain biking 31 Camp en route as we head down the dusty roads of Argentina 32-33 Admire the incredible Iguazú Falls from both Brazil and Argentina 34-35 Foz do Iguaçu 36 Camp en route as we drive towards Bonito 37-39 Make the most of Bonito’s unbelievable blue rivers and cave lakes 40-42 By truck we will drive in to the Pantanal on an optional excursion 43-44 Admire the size of Brazil travelling through the country and camping en route 45-47 You can sail the bays of Parati searching for pirate’s treasure 48 You can head up Sugarloaf Mountain with your group in Rio de Janeiro 49 Depart Rio de Janeiro
25 nights in hotels, hostels & guesthouses, 19 nights camping, 1 RC, 3 nights in a Hammock
30 breakfasts, 32 lunches, 23 dinners
Travel by Tucan Travel Expedition Vehicle, taxi, on foot
Tucan Travel tour leader, Tucan Travel driver
What's not Included
Sleeping bag & sleeping mat
International flights and departure taxes
Tips on included excursions, visas, travel insurance, personal items and single rooms.
Airport transfers and pre and post tour accommodation
Spending money – budget for meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras
Optional excursions - Please see our optional excursions guide on the dossier page for a comprehensive list of optional activities and excursions available on this tour.