South America Express - Lima to Rio

Erlebnisreise zu den Höhepunkten von Peru, Bolivien, Chile, Argentinien & Brasilien

  • Erlebnisreise durch 5 Länder
  • Besuch der Höhepunkte von Peru, Bolivien, Chile, Argentinien & Brasilien
  • Verlorene Stadt der Inka - Machu Picchu
  • Höhenrekorde: La Paz & Titicaca See
  • Salar de Uyuni - Der größte Salzsee der Erde
  • Bizarre Landschaften in der Atacamawüste
  • Tanze Tango in Buenos Aires
  • Iguazu & die berühmten Strände Brasiliens
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
  • Einreisebestimmungen
  • Kundenstimmen (2)

26 Tage Bolivien · Argentinien · Brasilien · Chile · Peru

Regenwald Metropolen Archäologische Stätten Salzwüste Anfragen

Auf dem Weg von Lima nach Rio de Janeiro erwarten dich einige der größten Highlights von Südamerika: Mit der antiken Inkastadt Machu Picchu, dem tiefblauen Titicaca See, dem scheinbar endlosen Uyuni Salzsee, der Weinregion Mendoza und den Wasserfällen von Iguazu jagt ein Superlativ den nächsten. Das koloniale Cusco, die Attraktionen & Strände von Rio de Janeiro, das europäisch angehauchte Buenos Aires, die bizarren Landschaften der Atacamawüste und die Köstlichkeiten der einzelnen Länder runden deine Reise durch Südamerika ab.

1. Tag: Lima
2. Tag: Heiliges Tal der Inka
3. Tag: Machu Picchu
4. Tag: Cusco
5-6. Tag: Puno & Lake Titicaca
7-8. Tag: La Paz
9. Tag: Uyuni
10. Tag: Uyuni (Salzebene)
11. Tag: Laguna Colorada
12-13. Tag: San Pedro de Atacama
14-16. Tag: Santiago
17-18. Tag: Mendoza
19-21. Tag: Buenos Aires
22-23. Tag: Foz do Iguaçu
24-25. Tag: Rio de Janeiro
26. Tag: Rio de Janeiro

Leistungen enthalten

  • Südamerika Rundreise gemäß Programm
  • Transporte, Unterkünfte und Mahlzeiten gemäß Programm
  • 6 Inlandsflüge
  • Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen gemäß Reiseverlauf
  • Besichtigungstour Heiliges Tal der Inka
  • Eintritt und geführte Tour durch Machu Picchu
  • Bootsausflug Titicacasee
  • Ganztägiger 4x4 Ausflug zum Salar de Uyuni
  • Eintrittsgebühr zum Laguna Colorada Nationalpark
  • Ausflug ins Mondtal
  • Besuch eines argentinischen Weingutes
  • Eintrittsgebühr zur argentinischen und brasilianischen Seite der Iguazu Wasserfälle

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder
  • Flughafengebühren und Ausreisesteuern
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Local Payment


20x Mittelklasse-Hotel
3x Standard-Hotel
2x Hostel
Die Unterbringung erfolgt im halben Doppelzimmer bzw. tlw. im Mehrbettzimmer. Wahlweise ist die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer buchbar (nicht im Hostel möglich).


21x Frühstück, 4x Mittagessen, 2x Abendessen


Englischsprachige Reiseleitung


Bahn, Flugzeug, Boot, öffentliche Verkehrsmittel, Privatfahrzeug, Allradfahrzeug

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Einzelzimmer: 78 EUR
Doppelzimmer: 39 EUR p.P.
Zweibettzimmer: 39 EUR p.P.

Rio de Janeiro
Einzelzimmer: 99 EUR
Doppelzimmer: 54 EUR p.P.
Doppelzimmer: 54 EUR p.P.

Bitte beachte, dass sich die angegebenen Preise jederzeit ändern können.


Preis pro Fahrzeug (maximal 3 Personen): 32 EUR

Rio de Janeiro
Preis pro Fahrzeug (maximal 3 Personen): 55 EUR

Bitte beachte, dass sich die angegebenen Preise jederzeit ändern können.

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

  • Einzelzimmer-Zuschlag (Aufpreis: 649 €)
Inquisition Museum kostenlos
Geführte Besichtigungstour Kloster und Katakomben USD3

Cusco Besucherticket "Boleto Completo" (gültig für 10 Tage, deckt die Eintrittsgebühren zu allen Inka-Stätten im Sacred Valled und Cusco ab) USD40 oder 130 Soles
Cuzco Besucherticket "Boleto Partial" (deckt nur die Stätten in Cusco ab) 70 Soles
Massage USD25/Std.
Geführte Stadtbesichtigungstour USD30 + 70 Soles Eintritt (ohne "Boleto Completo")
Kurs zur Schokoladenherstellung USD22

La Paz
Red Caps Walking Tours BOB20
Death Road Mountain Biking USD124

Stadttour "4 Tips Walking Tours" - kostenfrei (Trinkgeld nach Zufriedenheit)
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes USD1
Museo Histórico Nacional USD1
Teatro Municipal ab USD3-12
Weintour Maipo Region USD18-50

Rafting ab USD40
Weintour (ganztägig) USD100
Paragliding USD106
Parque San Martin kostenfrei

Buenos Aires
Tango & Dinner Show USD90
Hop on/Hop off Busticket USD28
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes kostenfrei

Helikopterflug über die Wasserfälle USD120
Eintrittsgebühr Vogelpark USD14
Rafain Dinner & Tanzshow USD50
Itaipu Damm USD25
Jungle 4WD & Bootstouren USD12-60

Rio de Janeiro
Geführte Stadtbesichtigungstour (ganztägig) USD68
Pão de Açúcar (Zuckerhut) Seilbahn USD12
Maracana Stadion Tour USD7-35
Hang-gliding USD245

Bitte beachte, dass sich die angegebenen Preise und Aktivitäten jederzeit ändern können.

1. Tag: Lima

Welcome to Peru! Your adventure starts here in Lima and you are free to arrive today at your leisure. Lima was founded by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535 after he eradicated the Incas and made the city his capital. The city has many beautiful colonial buildings and some of the best museums in South America including the Gold Museum, Museum of the Inquisition and the Catacombs below the San Francisco Church.

Peru's capital has much to offer and many of the sights, including the city's two main squares the Plaza de Armas and Plaza San Martin, boast some fantastic sightseeing opportunities. The Plaza de Armas houses the Cathedral, Municipal Palace and Presidential Palace where the changing of the guard can be seen every day at 12 noon. The city's two main squares - the Plaza de Armas and Plaza San Martin, boasts some fantastic sightseeing opportunities. The former houses the Cathedral, Municipal Palace and the Presidential Palace where the changing of the guard can be seen every day at 12 noon.

Another highlight of Lima is the Huaca Pucllana, ruins of a pre-Incan pyramid. The clay structure, built in seven staggered levels is one of the few that remain from the historic pre-Colombian period in Peru. It is thought to have been built around 500 AD and would have been used for spiritual ceremonies. Located in the Miraflores district, it's surprisingly very easy to get it! Of course you should also spend time sampling some delicious local Peruvian food. For a breakdown of the best food in Peru and where to eat in Lima, click here

Please note: On arrival in Lima, a hotel representative will be on hand to welcome you and assist with your flight the following day.

Optional Excursions:
Museum Inquisition - free
Monastery and Catacombs - USD3 guided tour
Plaza San Martin, one of the largest and most impressive squares

Unterkunft: Arawi Miraflores Express (oder ähnlich)

2. Tag: Heiliges Tal der Inka

You will wake early today and head to the airport where you will catch a short flight to Cusco. This afternoon we will take a tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will visit the Pisac ruins, perched on a hilltop with incredible views of the surrounding mountains. You will also visit the temple/fortress of Ollantaytambo with its enormous Inca terracing constructed on the side of a steep mountain. Tonight you will stay in Ollantaytambo in preparation for your journey to Machu Picchu tomorrow.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Guided tour of Sacred Valley of the Incas

Unterkunft: Hotel Tikawasi Valley (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

3. Tag: Machu Picchu

Entry to Machu Picchu is split into a morning and afternoon shift in order to ease the flow of tourists to the site and aid conservation and preservation of the citadel. As a result, if you are scheduled to take the train to Machu Picchu, your guided tour will take place in the afternoon shift.

Alternate options for getting to Machu Picchu:

Taking the train: Waking early in Ollantaytambo you will take the train to Aguas Calientes, arriving at 10am. You will have time to get some food before entering Machu Picchu at approximately midday. Enjoy a guided tour around the site before getting the train back to Ollantaytambo and arriving back in Cusco at approximately 10pm.

One day hike: Waking early in Ollantaytambo you will take the train to to Km104 (2100m) where you will start the trek heading towards the ruins of Chachabamba. From here you will follow the Inca Trail to the foot of the Wiñay-Wayna ruins (2700m), hiking until you reach Sun Gate and Machu Picchu in the late afternoon. Enjoy a guided tour around the site before getting the train back to Ollantaytambo and arriving back in Cusco at approximately 10pm.

The lost city of Machu Picchu (Old Mountain) was originally completely self -contained, surrounded by agricultural terraces sufficient to feed the population, and watered by natural springs. Located high above the fast flowing Urubamba River, the cloud shrouded ruins have palaces, baths, temples, storage rooms and some 150 houses, all in a remarkable state of preservation that will simply take your breath away. The ruins were only discovered by the outside world in 1911, when American explorer Hiram Bingham found them while looking for another “lost city” called Vilcabamba. Due to their isolation many of the buildings are still quite intact and you can't help but admire Huayna Picchu (Young Mountain), which towers above the ruins.

Please note: The one day hike needs to be booked at least three months in advance with your Adventure Specialist. It is a long day and can be quite challenging.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Guided tour of Machu Picchu

Unterkunft: Anden Inca Hotel (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

4. Tag: Cusco

Today is free to relax and explore some more of Cusco. Take a walking tour and admire the colonial buildings or wander the colourful San Pedro Market, where you can find fruits and vegetables in abundance as well as other local delicacies.

A 45 minute walk from the centre lies Sacsayhuaman, another ancient Inca site that is well worth the journey for both the incredible views of Cusco and the interesting stonework. You can also catch a glimpse of Cristo Blanco, the large statue of Christ that towers above the city.

Spend the evening back at Plaza de Armas and experience Cusco after dark. With plenty quaint restaurants and vibrant bars around, the plaza is as lively as during the day.

Optional Excursions:
Boleto Completo, valid for 10 days and includes entrance to most Inca ruin sites in Sacred Valley and Cusco – USD40 or 130 soles
Boleto Partial, includes just sites around Cusco – 70 soles
Massages – USD25/hr
City tour – USD30 + 70 soles entry if Completo has not been purchased
Chocolate making course – USD22

Unterkunft: Anden Inca Hotel (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

5-6. Tag: Puno & Lake Titicaca

Leaving Cusco, we'll drive along roads abundant with herds of llamas, alpacas and vicuñas before reaching the Altiplano (high plain) where our journey takes us past hot mineral pools, snow capped mountains and through villages where the locals sell food, fur hats and alpaca sweaters. The beautiful scenery is continual all the way to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca, which at 3,855 metres above sea level, is the highest navigable lake in the world.

The next day we take a day trip to the traditional and enthralling Lake Titicaca. Not only is it the largest lake in South America, it sits at 3,800 meters above sea level making it the highest navigable body of water on earth. Crystal blue waters compliment the bright yellow grass reeds used to construct the homes and boats floating upon it, while the traditional clothing simply adds to the beauty and colour of the place. While the lake tends to be overshadowed by its biodiverse and world famous neighbour the Amazon jungle, there exists over 500 aquatic species here and many various birds.

First we visit the floating reed islands in the Bay of Puno to see the Uros islanders way of life and we will have the option to ride in a traditional reed boat. Next stop is Taquile Island, an island on Lake Titicaca still holding up many of the traditions values and customs it was built on. Learn about the way of life, from the reasons for why they do their hair the way they do and how they dress. Famous for their textiles and clothing, you will be able to pick up a homemade gift or two from the main square. We will return to Puno for the evening.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Day trip to Lake Titicaca

Fahrzeit: ca. 7 Std.

Unterkunft: Munay Tambo (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 2x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen

7-8. Tag: La Paz

We journey by public bus into La Paz which is built in a steep valley that protects the city from the harsh elements of the Altiplano. Just about every building in La Paz is built on some sort of hill, so sightseeing will literally take your breath away! You will have time to explore La Paz and it's bustling atmosphere. Our hotel is very centrally located and is just around the corner from the city's colourful indigenous street markets including the fascinating and suitably named ?Witches Market'? where local women in traditional 'Cholita' dress sell such items as dead cats and llamas foetuses said to ward off evil spirits. The main square, Plaza Murillo, is also within walking distance. The square still retains its colonial buildings including the Presidential Palace.

The next day is a free day to enjoy the sights and sounds of La Paz. For a cheap thrill and a birds eye view of the expansive city why not hop on the Teleférico, the most extensive urban transport project in the world!

Optional Excursions:
Red Caps walking tours – BOB20
Death Road Mountain Biking – USD124

Fahrzeit: ca. 9 Std.

Unterkunft: Hotel Sagarnaga (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 2x Frühstück

9. Tag: Uyuni

We fly from La Paz to Uyuni, in the South West corner of Bolivia. If it is a clear day, you will be able to see the huge expanse of the Altiplano as you fly over the landlocked country, perhaps seeing the Andes slowly flattening out to become the Amazonian basin, which spreads to the far East of the country, to the border with Brazil. Arriving in the early evening you will have time to relax before the exciting 4WD tour to the Salar de Uyuni tomorrow.

Please note: During the winter months of May-August temperatures of the Altiplano can be extremely cold, so please be prepared and pack warm clothes.

Fahrzeit: ca. 2 Std.

Unterkunft: Tonito Hotel (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

10. Tag: Uyuni (Salzebene)

This morning we embark on an exhilarating 4WD tour to explore the Salar de Uyuni and the striking landscapes that surround it. First on the agenda is a visit to the Train Cemetery, where you can see the remains of 19th and early 20th century steam locomotives - a good place for artistic photographs. We will then come to Colchani, the main plant for the iodisation of salt and the best place to observe the methods of salt extraction from the salar. Here ovens are used to dry the salt, which is then formed into cakes. From here we drive onto the Salt Flats themselves. Claimed to be the largest salt flat in the world, the brilliant white vast Salar de Uyuní, which covers some 10,500 square kilometres and is estimated to contain 10 billion tons of salt, looks like something from a surrealist painting and its seemingly infinite horizons will amaze you. You will then visit either Fish Island or Incahuasi Island (seasonal dependent). Located in the centre of the Salar, 100 kilometres from Uyuní, this hilly outpost is covered in giant cacti amid a flat, white sea of hexagonal salt tiles.The otherworldly views from the islands will take your breath away, with the brilliant blue sky (weather permitting of course) contrasting with the pure white of the salt flats.

Please Note: Occasionally in the rainy season the salt flats become overly flooded and we may have to alter the itinerary if the salt flats are not safe to traverse. Your tour leader will advise as early as possible if this is likely to happen on your tour.
Please Note: The accommodation here is basic with limited facilities.

Fahrzeit: ca. 10 Std.

Unterkunft: Hostel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

11. Tag: Laguna Colorada

We continue south on our epic 4WD expedition, into some of the most remote areas of the Bolivian Altiplano. You will see a variety of dramatic landscapes including smoking volcanoes, barren deserts and gravity-defying rock formations carved by the wind. In this incredibly empty landscape you'll most likely feel the furthest from civilisation you've ever been. You will visit a number of lagoons including Cañapa, Chairkota and Laguna Honda. You will also get to see the Laguna Colorada, which offers some truly breathtaking scenery, with several varieties of flamingos gathering in the shallow waters of the beautiful crimson lagoon. Before arriving at Laguna Colorada you will pass Arbol de Piedra, the famous Stone Tree.

Please Note: The temperatures can get very cold and often drop below zero when crossing the Bolivian Altiplano, especially the winter months from May to September. You may wish to bring a sleeping bag if traveling in the winter months. A sleeping bag can also be rented from your Tour Leader for 70 Bolivian Bolivianos. Also note that on occasion in winter snow can cause the itinerary to be altered at short notice.
Please Note: The accommodation here is basic with limited facilities.

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Entry to Laguna Colorada National Park

Fahrzeit: ca. 10 Std.

Unterkunft: Hostel

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen, 1x Abendessen

12-13. Tag: San Pedro de Atacama

Today we leave Bolivia behind and head for Chile. We make our way to San Pedro de Atacama, making a few stops on the way. We visit the volcanic zone ‘Sol de Mañana' (Morning Sun) at 4,850 metres above sea level. Here you'll discover a geyser basin with bubbling mud pots, hellish fumaroles and a thick aroma of sulphur fumes. Inside a small crater we will observe mud bubbling away and we will also stop at hot springs where you can bathe. We will pass the Desert of Salvador Dali before crossing a 5,000 metre pass. We then come to the beautiful Laguna Verde, which is shadowed by the cone of the Licancabur Volcano. Next to Laguna Verde is Laguna Blanca, known as the White Lake. Continuing on we will cross into Chile. On the way we get the chance to see both the Bolivian and Chilean sides of the 5960m Licancabur Volcano.

We then come to San Pedro de Atacama in the world's driest desert. The area is famous for the salt-covered lunar landscapes, geysers, salt flats and hot springs of the Valley of the Moon, which we will explore by van tomorrow.

Please Note: Upon exiting Bolivia you will be required to pay a small fee of 20 Bolivianos.

San Pedro de Atacama is a picturesque small town that looks like it has come straight from the scene of a Western with its single-storey buildings, white-washed walls and dusty roads. Due to its remote location and dry climate, the Atacama desert offers some of the clearest skies in the world and as such is used by international space agencies to monitor the skies. If you are lucky enough to have clear nights during your stay in San Pedro de Atacama, the starscape will most likely be the best you'll ever see.

Today we enjoy an excursion to the Valley of the Moon. The various stone formations have been formed by the wind and rain over time, resulting in unique and interesting shapes, similar to the surface of the moon. In fact, it is said a prototype of the Mars rover was tested in the area!

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Guided tour of the Valley of the Moon

Fahrzeit: ca. 7 Std.

Unterkunft: Hotel Don Raul (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 2x Frühstück

14-16. Tag: Santiago

Next we head to the sprawling metropolis of Santiago. Nestled in central Chile, the city is framed by the tall and snow capped Andes mountains which on a clear day give the city the most stunning backdrop.

Santiago is a very clean, modern city with many fountains and parks, but also has its own turbulent history. It is well-known for its fresh markets such as the famous La Vega Central Market, and the Mercado Central, one of the best seafood markets in the world. You can see the changing of the guard most days outside the impressive Palacio de La Moneda, the seat of the President of Chile. In the 1970s, the palace was bombarded during the military coup d'état, ushering in a dark period in Chile’s national history.

For the best views of the city, take a funicular railway or hike to the top of San Cristobal, where the Statue of the Virgin overlooks the capital and the distant Andes. Here you can taste some of Chile's best wines and find some beautifully situated swimming pools.

Please Note: We will depart early to maximise our time in Santiago, therefore breakfast is not included on this day.

Today is free for you to further explore Santiago. Why not visit los Dominicos village, a traditional market which offers an array of Chilean artisan goods and textiles. Wander the shops and pick up some unique souvenirs or perch yourself outside a coffee shop and try catch some of the live musicians who often play in the area.

Other interesting places to visit are the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, an impressive fine art gallery housed in a colossal neoclassical building, and the Cementerio General, a huge cemetery with large mausoleums including that of the former president Salvador Allende Gossens. Also worth a visit is the Plaza de Armas, the centrepiece of the city, which is bordered on one side by the impressive Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago, completed in the 19th century.

If you would like to experience a more tranquil area of Chile, you may wish to take an optional excursion to the Chilean coast, about two hours’ drive from Santiago. You can wander around the creative port city of Valparaiso, which has a lively tradition of imaginative street art and painted murals, or you can relax in the upmarket beach resort of Viña del Mar, trying exquisite seafood in stylish restaurants that look out onto the Pacific Ocean.

Optional Excursions:
Tours 4 Tips Walking Tours - Free (tip how much you think the tour is worth)
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes - USD1
Museo Histórico Nacional - USD1
Teatro Municipal, with daily shows ranging from opera, ballet, orchestras and concerts - from USD3-12
Maipo region winery tours - USD18-50

Unterkunft: Hotel Libertador (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 2x Frühstück

17-18. Tag: Mendoza

Today we fly into Mendoza, one of the most visited and popular cities in the country. Under the shadow of the Andes, this picturesque place is most known for it’s incredible wine valleys.

Mendoza is where General José de San Martín organised the army with which he liberated Chile and Peru from Spanish rule in 1818. Unfortunately, few historic buildings remain after an earthquake devastated the city in 1861. However, the city was rebuilt on a grid system, resulting in the broad tree-lined streets and beautiful green plazas for which the city is famous. There are great views from the top of “Cerro de la Gloria” at Parque San Martíno.

No trip to Mendoza would be complete without touring the surrounding vineyards. Since the wine boom in the early 20th century, Mendoza has held its title of the largest wine growing area in Latin America, and one of the best in the world. Sitting at the foot of the Andes, the vineyards are planted at some of the highest altitudes and since the region doesn’t experience extreme temperatures, a variety of grapes are able to flourish here.

Today your group will enjoy an excursion to a local vineyard as well as a charming olive farm. Sample some of the finest wine in the region (including the world renowned Malbec!) while learning more about the history and production of wine. Enjoy a traditional Argentinian lunch at the vineyard sampling some fine local and homegrown foods. Finally, we taste various olive oils at the farm and enjoy some of the most stunning scenery the countryside has to offer.

Optional Excursions:
White water rafting - from USD40
Paragliding - USD106
Parque San Martin - free

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Guided Argentinian Winery Tour

Fahrzeit: ca. 3 Std.

Unterkunft: Urbana Suites (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 2x Frühstück, 1x Mittagessen

19-21. Tag: Buenos Aires

The beautiful city of Buenos Aires is known as the "Paris of South America" due to its lovely green parks, plazas and wide boulevards. Explore the quirky neighbourhoods and artistic markets of the city, where European and Latin American influences have mixed together to create a city like no other. To make sure you see as many of the city's historic sites as possible in the time available, we suggest taking a sight-seeing bus, which you can hop on and off as you wish. You'll see Avenida 9 de Julio (the widest avenue in the world), the impressive Teatro Colón, one of the world's best opera houses, and the famous Casa Rosada, Argentina’s presidential palace, from where Juan and Eva Perón famously addressed the crowds gathered on Plaza de Mayo in 1945.

Today is free to further explore Buenos Aires. Wander around the variety of craft markets, where you may come across live bands, barbecues, make-shift bars and practising tango dancers for a truly atmospheric Latin-American experience. San Telmo is the best market for antiques, while the market at Recoleta has great hand-made crafts. No visit to Buenos Aires would be complete without a stroll around the upmarket boutiques and cafés of the Palermo district, and the contrasting bohemian barrio of La Boca, where inhabitants of the area used left-over paint from the nearby shipyards to paint their humble houses made of scrap metal in bright, block colours.

The city is also world-renowned for its incredible nightlife, with many nightclubs, bars, restaurants and cinemas open all night. For a great evening, you could see an authentic tango show in the city where the dance originated, and you can’t leave Buenos Aires without trying some of the best steaks in the world!

On your last day in Buenos Aires, make sure you have ticked off the highlights and must-see places in the city!

Optional Excursions:
Tango show & dinner - USD90
Hop on/hop off bus - USD28
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes - Free

Fahrzeit: ca. 2.5 Std.

Unterkunft: Two Hotel Buenos Aires (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 3x Frühstück

22-23. Tag: Foz do Iguaçu

We fly into Puerto Iguazu on the Argentinian side, visiting the famous Iguazú Falls - the most magnificent waterfalls in the world. Unlike most other waterfalls that have just one or two cataracts, at Iguazú Falls there are 275 cataracts in a magnificent 3 kilometre long U shape that we will visit from both sides. Visiting the Argentine side of the falls you can board a speed boat which will take you under the falls soaking you from head to toe, an optional adventure you'll never forget! On the Argentine side you'll also find the famous "Devil's Throat" where fourteen falls drop with such force that there is always a massive cloud of spray overhead. Following this we transfer to Brazil by land.

Visiting the Brazilian side of the falls will give you a completely different perspective from the Argentine side. On the Brazilian side you can see the falls by walking through the rainforest and along catwalks above and below the rushing water. You can also visit the world's largest hydroelectric dam at Itaipu (optional) where you can learn more about the ecological issues faced during the dam's construction. There is also a very interesting bird park nearby, perfect for that must-have photo with a toucan!

Optional Excursions:
Helicopter ride over the Falls - USD120
Bird Park - USD14
Rafain dinner and dance show - USD50
Itaipu Dam, including transport, presentation film and tour around the engineering marvel - USD25
Jungle 4WD and boat trips - USD12-60

Enthaltene Aktivitäten:
Visit Iguazu Falls (Argentinian Side)
Visit Iguazu Falls (Brazilian Side)

Fahrzeit: ca. 4 Std.

Unterkunft: Tarobá Hotel Foz do Iguaçu (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

24-25. Tag: Rio de Janeiro

Today we fly to Rio de Janeiro. This huge seaside city is famed for its nightlife and golden beaches, with plenty to see and do for travellers. A highlight for many would be to experience the majestic gaze of Christ the Redeemer at the top of Corcovado, the breath-taking panoramic views from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, and the vibrant coloured tiles of the Selarón staircase. You can walk from the top of the staircase up to the quiet hill-top neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, with many quaint cafés and shops lining the cobblestone streets. In the city centre, you can stroll around Rio's old colonial buildings and wander around the skyscrapers of the financial district.

Today is free for you to get under the skin of Rio. You may like to visit the Botanical Gardens, sip cocktails on one of the world-famous beaches of Copacabana or Ipanema, or head to the beautiful Rodrigues de Freitas Lagoon. In the evening, why not enjoy a samba show and get a true insight into what makes Carnival so special.

Optional Excursions:
Full day Rio de Janeiro city tour - USD68
Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf) cable car - USD12
Beaches - free
Maracana Stadium tour - USD7-35
Hang-gliding - USD245

Fahrzeit: ca. 3 Std.

Unterkunft: Hotel Regina (oder ähnlich)

Verpflegung: 1x Frühstück

26. Tag: Rio de Janeiro

Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today. If you have a late flight or have lengthened your stay by adding post tour accommodation you will have more time to explore the sights.

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Möchtest du die Reise gern verkürzen? Du kannst diese Tour auch erst in La Paz beginnen und/oder in Buenos Aires beenden:
La Paz to Rio de Janeiro: 19 Tage
La Paz to Buenos Aires: 14 Tage
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Möchtest du von Lima nach Santiago de Chile reisen? Dann schau dir unsere folgende Erlebnisreise an:

Martina P. 23.04.2019

Highlights von 5 Ländern Südamerikas in kurzer Zeit

Wenn jemand die Highlights von fünf Ländern Südamerikas in möglichst kurzer Zeit sehen möchte, dem kann ich diese Reise wärmstens ans Herz legen. Die wichtigsten Highlights von Peru, Bolivien, Chile, Argentinien und Brasilien sind dabei - Das Heilige Tal der Inka, Machu Picchu, der Titicaca See, die Salzwüste in Bolivien, die Atacama Wüste, die Iguazu Wasserfälle und die Städte Santiago, Mendoza, Buenos Aires und Rio. In der Tour gibt es viele bereits inkludierte Touren, jedoch auch viele freie Tage die man zur freien Verfügung hat und an denen man optionale Touren über den Veranstalter buchen kann oder privat nach Touranbietern recherchieren und über diese buchen kann.

Die Hotels waren fast alle sehr gut ausgewählt und das Programm gut organisiert. Man muss bedenken, dass man aufgrund der Distanzen und der wenigen Zeit die man zur Verfügung hat, sehr oft mit dem Flugzeug unterwegs ist. Das gibt aber einem widerrum genug Zeit vor Ort um dort alles zu erkunden was man möchte. Dadurch hatte ich an keinem Ort das Gefühl zu wenig Zeit zu haben und etwas zu verpassen. Die komplette Reise machen nicht alle mit, viele Reisende stoßen später dazu, oder fahren früher nach Hause, da man diese Reise beim Veranstalter auch in Modulen buchen kann. Viele waren beispielsweise nur von La Paz bis Buenos Aires, oder von Lima bis Santiago, oder von Buenos Aires bis Rio dabei. Zudem würde ich - wenn man kein Karnevalsmensch ist - nicht die Tour empfehlen wenn sie in Rio zur Zeit des Karnevals endet. Denn dann ist die Tour mit 19 Personen in der Regel von Buenos Aires bis Rio ausgebucht, und das sind einfach zu viele Personen. Es gibt einige wenige Tage an denen man um 4 Uhr aufstehen muss. Das ist aber nicht so schlimm wie es sich anhört. Man hat zwischendurch Zeit auch mal auszuschlafen oder im Flieger oder im Bus Schlaf nachzuholen.

Von den organisierten Touren, die in der Reise bereits inkludiert sind:
Die geführten Touren durch das Tal der Inka, Machu Picchu und die 3-Tages Tour durch die bolivianische Wüste waren meine Highlights und einfach nur wunderschön! Wir hatten tolle Local Guides und alles war super organisiert. Bei der zweiten Tour muss man zwei Mal in Hostels übernachten die teilweise kein Warmwasser haben. Aber ich fand das nicht schlimm. Andere Reisende schon.

Man hat viel Spielraum in Bezug auf optionale Touren die man entweder selbst oder über den Veranstalter buchen kann.
Meine Tips: In Cuzco bietet der Veranstalter kaum optionale Touren an. Hier sollte man selbst buchen! Bestenfalls im Voraus von zu Hause aus. Wenn man also zB die Tour Maras & Moray, Rainbow Mountain, Colca Canyon o.ä. machen möchte sollte man unbedingt vorher buchen! In Santiago hat ebenfalls die spontane Buchung einer Tour zum Maipo Canyon nicht geklappt - diese sollte man privat vorher schon buchen. Die Finger lassen sollte man von der optionalen Tour nach Valparaiso, die man über den Veranstalter buchen kann, sie ist einfach schlecht. Sie dauert den ganzen Tag und die Street Art von Valparaiso bekommt man nur ca. 1 Stunde zu Gesicht. Leider war es Geldverschwendung. Hier kann man selbst mit dem Bus hin und einfach durch die Stadt schlendern. In Mendoza hat man ebenfalls einen freien Tag zur Verfügung - Aus meiner Gruppe wollten zwei Mädels und ich eine Reittour über den Veranstalter buchen. Dies hat leider nicht geklappt, weil unser Guide versäumt hatte uns zu informieren bis wann man eine solche Tour bei ihm bestätigen muss. Wir haben dann privat eine Tour gebucht und die war großartig! Auch hier meine Empfehlung privat buchen. Ein Tipp noch für Iguazu (brasilianische Seite). Wer Interesse hat: Es ist zeitlich durchaus machbar alle drei Attraktionen an einem Tag mitzunehmen - die Helikopter Tour am Morgen, den Birdpark um Mittag rum, und Nachmittags den Park mit den Wasserfällen - unser Tour Guide behauptete Gegenteiliges. Aus Erfahrung kann ich aber sagen, dass man alle drei Attraktionen ohne Eile mitnehmen kann und man auf den Park nicht verzichten muss.

Die Tour war insgesamt eine wirklich tolle Erfahrung und man macht Erinnerungen fürs Leben, mit wunderbaren Mitreisenden und unfassbaren Erlebnissen. Ich kann sie wirklich sehr empfehlen! Für ein optimales Erlebnis würde ich nur schon von zu Hause planen und bestenfalls schon die Touren für die freien Tage buchen.

M. P. 13.04.2018

Südamerika Reise durch fast alle Klimazonen

Allen Interessenten kann ich dieses Tour Paket ans Herz legen, wenn Ihr wirklich von der Region etwas sehen wollt. Der Mix aus Städten, alten Ruinen, unglaublich faszinierenden Landschaften, Salz und Stein- Wüsten, Sterne gucken, Flamingos beobachten, mondän Essen in den Metropolen der Länder, Weinproben, … das durchreisen fast sämtlicher Klimazonen. Die Tour deckt dies alles ab. Jedes der 5 Länder steht an sich für etwas völlig anderes und einzigartiges. Daher, wenn ihr 1 Monat Zeit opfern könnt, bucht die ganze Tour und nicht nur Abschnitte. Der Tourorganisator vor Ort sind professionelle Leute mit Verstand für die Länder. Jegliche Transport und Infrastruktur Problem werden für euch gelöst, sodass ihr Zeit habt, die Dinge zu genießen. Keines der Tage oder Ziele war verschwendete Zeit; mehr ist in 26 Tagen nicht zu bewältigen. Daumen hoch und Danke.

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