Enquire About This Tour Code BXSA South American Explorer
Duration: 112 Days Route: Quito to Rio de Janeiro Style: Budget Expeditions (18-35s) Price: US$5,889.00
Winner of Tour Radar's Most Amazing Tour in South America 2012
Explore authentic South America and discover everything from ancient Inca ruins to cosmopolitan Latino cities. Visit popular attractions and natural wonders, such as the Lost City of Machu Picchu, the world-renowned Iguazú Falls and the Amazon Jungle, and we also take you to some rural, out-of-the-way places to make your experience as ‘real' as possible. If you have the time, we have the means to show you the adventure of your life and a journey you'll never forget!
The tour that we operate in the reverse direction is South American Explorer (BXAS).
Outline ItinerarySee Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Quito 2 Visit Otavalo’s colourful markets 3-5 Stay close to Tena you can venture deep in to the Amazon Jungle 6-8 View the active volcano outside of Baños and and enjoy our campsite at Rio Verde 9-10 Cuenca 11-13 Catch some surf in Mancora 14-16 Huanchaco 17-19 Huaraz 20-22 Lima 23 Sleep under the stars in Huacachina 24 View the Nazca Lines 25 Puerto Inca 26-28 From Arequipa we can visit the Colca Canyon 29-37 With so much time in Cuzco you can hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and return to the Amazon Jungle 38-40 Puno 41-43 Wander the witches market at La Paz 44-45 Potosí 46-47 Sucre 48-50 From Uyuni we can drive out to the largest salt flat in the world, Salar de Uyuni 51 Tupiza 52-54 Salta 55 Cafayate 56 Catamarca 57-58 Cordoba 59-61 Head in to the wine region of Mendoza 62-64 Santiago 65-67 Pucón 68-70 Bariloche 71 Perito Moreno 72-73 From El Chaltén you can hike through icy glaciers 74-75 El Calafate will be your base for visiting the huge Perito Moreno Glacier 76-80 From our base in Rio Serrano, you can trek Torres del Paine NP 81 En route 82-84 We reach the most southerly point of South America at Ushuaia 85-86 Head north camping en route 87-88 Puerto Madryn 89 En route 90-93 Learn to tango in Buenos Aires 94 San Ignacio Miní 95-96 See both sides of Iguazú Falls 97-98 Foz do Iguaçu 99 En route 100-102 Enjoy the unbelievable blue of Bonito’s lakes 103-105 We head in to the Pantanal Wetlands on an included excursion 106-107 En route 108-110 In Parati you can cruise the bays pirates used to plunder 111 Enjoy a final night in Rio de Janeiro with a caprihana in hand 112 Depart Rio de Janeiro
Drive through Argentina's wine region
Cross the Andes and see Aconcagua
Views of Volcano Villarrica
7 Lakes Drive
Views of Mount Fitz Roy
Torres del Paine National Park
30 night(s) in hotels, 29 night(s) in hostels, 48 night(s) camping, 1 night(s) in basic, multi-share hostels with limited facilities, 3 night(s) in a hammock
73 breakfasts, 68 lunches, 51 dinners
Travel by Tucan Travel Expedition Vehicle, boat, taxi, on foot
Tucan Travel tour leader, Tucan Travel driver
What's not Included
Sleeping bag & sleeping mat
International flights to/from the start/end of your tour 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 the optional excursions on the dossier page for a comprehensive list of optional activities and excursions available on this tour.