Southern Cross Bolivien · Peru · Brasilien

Southern Cross

  • Erobere den Inca Trail nach Machu Picchu
  • Übernachte bei Einheimischen am Titicaca-See
  • Durchquere die Salar de Uyuni und erlebe die Wildnis der Anden
  • Spüre der Tierwelt im Pantanal nach
  • Staune beim Anblick der mächtigen Iguazú-Fälle
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45 Tage Bolivien · Peru · Brasilien

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Ein großartiges Südamerika Abenteuer: Einmal quer über den Kontinent in 45 Tagen: von den Nazca-Linien und den Höhen der Inka-Reiche in Peru bis zum Strand von Ipanema in Brasilien. Erkunde die Feuchtgebiete des Pantanals, die donnernden Iguazú Wasserfälle und die bizarre Landschaft der Salar de Uyuni. In der dünnen Luft der Anden meisterst du den anspruchsvollen Inca Trail nach Machu Picchu. Diese Südamerika Reise bietet alles! Eine authentische Erfahrung durch Fahrten mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln und landestypischen Unterkünften, eine Reihe von Aktivitäten sowie Freizeit, um auf eigene Faust auf Entdeckungsreise zu gehen.

Tag 1: Lima
Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.

Tag 2: Paracas
Vormittag zur freien Verfügung in Lima. Anschließend Busfahrt nach Paracas.

Tage 3-4: Nazca
Optionaler Besuch der Ballestas-Inseln, bevor es nach Nazca weitergeht. Führung durch den Friedhof in der Nazcawüste und Besuch eines Töpferstudios. Optionaler Flug über die Nazca-Linien. Nachtbus nach Arequipa.

Tage 5-7: Arequipa/Chivay/Colca Canyon
Tag zur freien Verfügung in Arequipa. Optionaler Besuch des Klosters Santa Catalina oder eine Stadttour. In Chivay kannst du auch die lokalen Thermalquellen besuchen. Beobachte Kondore auf einer geführten Tour in den Colca-Canyon an Tag 7. Fahrt mit dem Nachtbus nach Cusco. Rückfahrt nach Arequipa.

Tag 8: Cusco
Flug nach Cusco. Freier Nachmittag die Stadt auf eigene Faust zu entdecken.

Tag 9: Heiliges Tal/Ollantaytambo
Ganztägige geführte Besichtigung des Heiligen Tals und der Ruinen von Ollantaytambo sowie der Besuch eines von Planeterra unterstützten Webereiprojekts in einer lokalen Gemeinde. Besuche zum Mittagessen das GAdventures Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, ein einheimisches Dorf. Möglichkeiten zum Einkauf auf dem lokalen Markt.

Tage 10-13: Inca Trail nach Machu Picchu
Viertägige geführte Wanderung auf dem Inca Trail zum Machu Picchu. Von GAdventures unterstützte handgefertigte biologisch abbaubare Seifen-Produkte zur Verwendung auf dem Inca Trail. Option, vor der Rückkehr nach Cusco die Inka-Brücke zu besichtigen.

Tage 14-16: Cusco
Freizeit, um Cusco zu entdecken oder zum Entspannen. Optional kannst du Raften, Reiten oder mit dem Mountainbike fahren.

Tag 17: Puno
Fahre mit dem Bus von Cusco nach Puno.

Tage 18-19: Titicaca-See
Besuch der schwimmenden Inseln der Uros, Führung auf der Taquile-Insel auf dem Titicaca-See. Optionaler Besuch der Grabstätten von Sillustani.

Tage 20-21: La Paz
Mit dem Bus geht es über die Grenze nach La Paz. Optional kannst du das Tal des Mondes besuchen oder die verwinkelten Gassen und lebhaften Märkte der Stadt erkunden.

Tag 22: Uyuni
Per Zug und Bus geht es nach Uyuni.

Tage 23-25: Uyuni/Salztonebene
Freue dich auf eine dreitägige Allradexkursion durch die Salztonebene von Uyuni und die Wüste der Umgebung mit spektakulären Landschaften. Übernachte in einfachen Hotels, die mit Solarkollektoren ausgestattet wurden, die Strom und Warmwasser liefern.

Tag 26: Potosí
Busfahrt von Uyuni nach Potosí. Optionaler Besuch einer aktiven Silbermine oder Zeit die Stadt zu entdecken.

Tag 27-29: Sucre
Busfahrt nach Sucre. Du kannst optional an einem Ausflug zu den Dinosaurierspuren teilnehmen oder die schöne Kolonialstadt entdecken.

Tage 30-31: Santa Cruz/Puerto Suarez
Flug nach Santa Cruz. Per Nachtzug geht es zur brasilianischen Grenze bei Puerto Suarez.

Tage 32-33: Corumbá/Pantanal
Zweitägiger Ausflug in die Feuchtgebiete des Pantanals mit einem lokalen Guide. Möglichkeit, Affen, Papageien, Riesenottern und Kaimane zu sehen.

Tage 34-38: Bonito/Iguazú-Fälle
Fahrt mit dem Minibus nach Bonito. Du kannst im kristallklaren Wasser schnorcheln bevor du mit dem Nachtbus nach den Iguazú-Wasserfällen fährst. Du erkundest zwei Tage lang die Wasserfälle auf der argentinischen und brasilianischen Seite. Optional kannst du eine Bootsfahrt zur Basis der Fälle unternehmen oder einen Vogelpark besuchen.

Tage 39-44: Paraty/Ilha Grande/Rio de Janeiro
Flug nach São Paulo und Weiterfahrt im privaten Minibus nach Paraty. Du kannst optional eine Cachaça-Destillerie besuchen oder eine Bootstour in die Bucht zu nahegelegenen Inseln und Stränden machen. Weiterfahrt im privaten Minibus und Fähre nach Ilha Grande. Optionale Wanderungen oder Relaxen am Strand. Mit Minibus und Fähre geht es nach Rio de Janeiro, wo du die Stadt auf eigene Faust entdecken kannst. Dein Hotel liegt in zentraler Lage in Copacabana. Optionale Stadtrundfahrt.

Tag 45: Rio de Janeiro
Abreise zu jeder Zeit möglich. Wir empfehlen die Buchung zusätzlicher Nächte im Hotel vor und nach der Tour, damit du genügend Zeit hast, diese schönen Städte richtig zu erkunden.

Leistungen enthalten

Südamerika Rundreise laut Programm, Transport, Unterbringung und Mahlzeiten wie angegeben, Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen laut Reiseverlauf:
Geführte Besichtigung durch den Nazca-Wüstenfriedhof und durch ein Töpferstudio. Aufenthalt in Arequipa. Geführte Tour im Colca-Canyon und Umgebung. Geführte Besichtigung des Heiligen Tals und der Ruinen von Ollantaytambo, Besuch eines GAdventures Weberei-Projekts (ganztägig). Mittagessen im GAdventures Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, ein einheimisches Dorf. Wanderung auf dem Inca Trail mit lokalem Guide, Koch und Trägern (4 Tage). Von GAdventures unterstützte handgefertigte biologisch abbaubare Seifen-Produkte zur Verwendung auf dem Inca Trail. Führung durch Machu Picchu. Besuch der schwimmenden Inseln der Uros. Geführte Exkursion auf dem Titicaca-See. Allradexkursion in der Salar de Uyuni (3 Tage). Tour zur Tierwelt des Pantanals (2 Tage). Aufenthalt in Bonito. Besuch der Iguazú-Fälle (Brasilien und Argentinien). Strandaufenthalt auf Ilha Grande. Aufenthalt in Rio de Janeiro. Inlandsflüge. Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

Leistungen nicht enthalten

Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar), nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke, optionale Ausflüge/Aktivitäten, Trinkgelder, Visum, Vor- und Nachübernachtungen zur Tour, Flughafentransfers, Flughafen- und Ausreisesteuern, Reiseversicherungen, persönliche Ausgaben

Unterbringung

33x Hotel
2x Nachtbus
1x Nachtzug
3x Camping
1x Gastfamilie
2x einfache Hotels während der Durchquerung der Salar de Uyuni (Mehrbettzimmer)
2x Hängematten in Großraumzelten im Pantanal (Mehrbett)

Die Unterbringung erfolgt im Doppelzimmer. Alleinreisende teilen sich das Zimmer mit einem/einer weiteren gleichgeschlechtlichen Reiseteilnehmer/in.

Gegen Aufpreis ist auch die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer buchbar (keine Einzelunterbringung im Colca Canyon, im Salar de Uyuni, beim Camping, bei der Gastfamilie, im Nachtzug, im Nachtbus und im Pantanal möglich).
EZ-Zuschlag: 1139 EUR

Verpflegung

40x Frühstück
9x Mittagessen
8x Abendessen

Plane 1315-1710 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachiger Reiseleiter (außer auf dem Flug von Sucre nach Santa Cruz), spezieller Inca-Trail-Guide, lokale Guides

Transportarten

Bahn, Fähre, Öffentliche / gemietete Busse, Minibus, Flugzeug, Boot, Zu Fuß, Allradfahrzeug

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Bitte kontaktiere uns - wir buchen dir gerne Zusatzübernachtungen

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

LIMA:
Lima City Tour $39 (Minimum 2, ca. 3 Stunden)
Pachacamac $35 (ca. 3 Stunden)
Larco Museum $55 (ca. 3 Stunden)
Culinary Tour $55 (Ca. 3 Stunden)
Ballestas Islands mit Huacachina (ganztags, ab $180)
City Contrasts $25
Besuch des "anderen Limas" in den Pueblos Jovenes (ca. 3 Stunden)
Lima bei Nacht $55 (ca. 3 Stunden)
Palomina Islands $55 (Minimum 2, ca. 5 Stunden)

PISCO:
Ballestas Island Tour $12.5

NAZCA:
Flug über die Nazca-Linien $90-$100

AREQUIPA:
Eintritt Convento Santa Catalina $10.5
Juanita Museum $5.4

CUSCO:
Boleto Turistico (Touristenticket) $25 (halbes Ticket), $46 (volles Ticket)
City tour $15-20
Pferdeausritt um die Ruinen (mit Führer) $40
Pferdeausritt um die Ruinen (ohne Führer) $15
Whitewater rafting $55
Mountain biking $55
Eintritt Inka Museum $3.5
Museum der regionalen Geschichte, Eintritt mit dem Boleto Turistico

PUNO:
Archäologische Stätte Sillustani $12

SUCRE:
Dinosaurierspurentour $5
Paragliding 400BOL
Tarabuco Village 150BOL
Mountain biking 140BOL
Wandern 200BOL
Pferde reiten 279BOL
Motorbiking 200 bis 400BOL

POTOSÍ:
Silberminen Tour $21
Casa de la Moneda $3

LA PAZ:
Chacaltaya Tour $15
City tour $15
City Tour und Mondtal (halbtags) $25
Mountain biking $45-$60
Tiahuanaco Tour 150BOL
Museum für präkolumbische Edelmetalle Eintritt $2 für das Ticket für vier Museen
Casa de Don Pedro Domingo Murillo Eintritt in das obengenannte Ticket inkludiert

BONITO:
Schnorcheln Rio da Prata mit Mittagessen 278 BRL (Hochsaison), 244 BRL (Nebensaison)
Schnorcheln Rio da Prata ohne Mittagessen 236 BRL (Hochsaison), 202 BRL (Nebensaison)
Balneario Do Sol 85 BRL ohne Mittagessen, 115 BRL mit Mittagessen
Balneario Municipal 55 BRL (Nebensaison), 60 BRL (Hochsaison)
Gruta Azul 85 BRL (Nebensaison), 100 BRL (Hochsaison)
Wasserfalltour mit Mittagessen 187 BRL (Nebensaison), 205 BRL (Hochsaison)
Canopy Tour 150 BRL
Abismo (Abseilen und Schnorcheln) 693 BRL
Abismo (Abseilen und Tauchen) 951 BRL

IGUASSU FÄLLE:
Helikoptertour 350 BRL
Aventuras Bootstour 520 ARS
Rafain Show 150 BRL
Paraguay Besuch 30 BRL (Min. 5 Teilnehmer)
Itaipu Dam 52 BRL (Min. 4 Teilnehmer)
Vogelpark 60 BRL (Min. 4 Teilnehmer)

PARATY:
Jeep Tour 80 BRL
Caipirinha Boot 80 BRL
City walking Tour 25 BRL - nur um 17 Uhr möglich
Kayak Tours 100 BRL
Fahrradausleihe 50 BRL/Tag
Berühmte Puppenshow 50 BRL
Pferde reiten 130 bis 150 BRL (abhängig von der Teilnehmerzahl)
Trindade Tour 70 BRL - Abfahrt um 10 Uhr

ILHA GRANDE:
Boot zum Lopes Mendes Strand 25 BRL
Surfbrett leihen am Lopes Mendes 75 BRL
Geführte Wanderung zum Pico do Papagagio 60 BRL

RIO DE JANEIRO:
Rio City Tour 185 BRL
Favela Tour 80 BRL
Favela Funk Party 80 BRL
Fussballspiel 100-140+ BRL (abhängig vom Spiel)
Corcovado 51 BRL (Nebensaison), 65 (Hochsaison)
Sugar Loaf 62 BRL
Samba show 120 BRL (ohne Abendessen und Transfer)

Bitte beachte, dass sich die Aktivitäten/Preise jederzeit ändern können.
Day 1 Lima
Arrive at any time.
Please note that hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Latin America (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.

Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
1h 18:00
The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour.

Accommodation
Hotel Britania Miraflores (or similar)
Hotel

Day 2 Lima/Paracas (Breakfast)

Enjoy a free morning in Lima before travelling by bus to Paracas.
Take the morning to explore more of Lima before journeying down the coast to Paracas. Walk the town’s lively peatonal (pedestrian avenue) and find a café to sample some Peruvian food such as ceviche or papa a la huancaina (potatoes with a chili cheese sauce).
Try your first Pisco Sour cocktail while staying in Paracas, the neighbouring town of Pisco.

Free Time
Lima Morning
Time's a tickin'. Get out and see the city.

Local bus
Lima – Pisco 4h 250km
Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Accommodation
Hotel Refugio del Pirata (or similar)
Hotel

Day 3 Paracas/Nazca
Opt to visit the Ballestas Islands before travelling to Nazca. En route, stop at a winery and at the Oasis of Huacachina.
There is time in the morning for an optional excursion to the popular Ballestas Islands, an excellent chance to view a lively sea lion colony, pelicans, penguins, and other varieties of bird life.
Back on land, catch a bus south to Nazca. On the way, pass by the pleasant colonial town of Ica.
Ica enjoys a dry, sunny climate year round and is known for its huge sand dunes. Located near the oasis of Huacachina, the dunes are perfect subjects for photographs and for a favourite local past time: sandboarding. Apart from the dunes, Ica is famous for its wines, and there are several wineries and distilleries in the area.

Free Time
Paracas Morning
Make the most of some free time at this popular beach locale.

Local bus
Paracas – Ica 1h 60km
Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Huacachina Oasis visit
Huacachina 2h
Stop by this beautiful oasis and opt to try your hand at the favourite local sport: sandboarding. The oasis is also a great place to walk around and explore.

Huacachina Winery Visit
Huacachina 45m
Learn about the wine and pisco production in the area and enjoy a tasting of different varieties, which are all available for purchase.

Local bus
Ica – Nazca 3h 140km
Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Optional Activities
Ballestas Islands Excursion
Las Ballestas
Visit this group of islands off the Peruvian coast, an excellent place to go wildlife watching. Spot sea lion colonies, Humboldt penguins, and a variety of bird life.

Sandboarding in Ica
Ica
40PEN per person
Drive into the dunes in a sand buggy, making four stops along the way. Take some photos of the magnificent scenery before trying your hand at sandboarding down dunes of different sizes.

Accommodation
Casa Andina Classic Nazca (or similar)
Hotel

Day 4 Nazca/Arequipa (Breakfast)
Take a guided tour of the Nazca desert cemetery and potter's studio. Opt for a flight over the Nazca Lines before the overnight bus to Arequipa.
Travel south to one of the world's greatest archaeological mysteries, the Nazca Lines. The lines consist of patterns and pictures etched in the ground, crisscrossing a wide area of flat desert. It's difficult to make out the lines from the ground. The best view is from a light aircraft, which can easily be arranged.
Remains of the Nazca culture are still visible during the included tour of the ancient Pre-Inca desert cemetery site of Chauchilla, with 1500-year-old mummies, bones, and pottery on the desert floor. The tour also includes a visit to an artisan’s workshop, where modern masters create Nazca style pottery.
Later, board a night bus to Arequipa.

Nazca Desert Cemetery and Potter's Studio Guided Tour
Nazca 2h30m-3h
See remains of the Nazca culture during an included tour of the ancient Pre-Inca desert cemetery site of Chauchilla. Spot 1500-year-old mummies, bones, and pottery on the desert floor. The entire desert area was also once home to the ancient Paracas and the Nazca cultures, which preceded the Incas by more than half a millennium. Stop for a visit at an artisan’s workshop, where modern masters create Nazca style pottery.

Overnight bus
Nazca – Arequipa 9h 560km
This comfortable double decker bus has toilet facilities on board.

Optional Activities
Flight over Nazca Lines
Nazca
105USD per person
Take to the skies for the best view of the enigmatic Nazca Lines, a series of patterns and pictures etched in the ground, crisscrossing a wide area of flat desert. Marvel at the lines measuring up to 10km (6 mi) in length, yet, remaining perfectly straight. See depictions of birds, insects, and animals only recognizable from the air. Decide for yourself the origin of the lines – who drew the lines, and why, remains a mystery. Current beliefs suggest that they may be part of complex agricultural calendar.

Day 5 Arequipa
Enjoy a free day in Arequipa. Opt for a city tour or visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery.
Explore Arequipa, the 'white city'. Interested in history and architecture? Opt to visit the Santa Catalina Monastery, offering a brief respite from the outside world and a unique view into a bygone way of life.
For spicy food lovers, checking out one of the “Picanterías” is a must. Arequipa holds a variety of regional food — alpaca, shrimp, pork, lots of soups, and spicy sauces, waiting for you to dig in.

Free Time
Arequipa Full Day
Make the most of your time here.

Optional Activities
Santa Catalina Monastery Visit
Arequipa
60PEN per person
Visit this 16th-century monastery (over 20,000 sq m) for its beautiful architecture built in the Mudéjar style. Travel back in time wandering its small streets lined with colourful walls, and take some time to learn about its captivating history.

Arequipa City Tour
Arequipa
Head out and see the sights, exploring all you can of "the white city."

Accommodation
Hostal Solar (or similar)
Hotel

Day 6 Arequipa/Chivay (Breakfast)
Travel to Chivay, a village near Colca Canyon, for an optional dip in the thermal baths. Continue on to nearby Colca Canyon for the day.
Travel a rough, rutted road through high plains flanked by extensive Inca and pre-Inca terracing that goes on for kilometres, en route to the Colca Canyon — the deepest canyon in the world. Stop at villages and miradors (scenic lookouts), searching for the famous symbol of Peru, the condor.
Private Vehicle
Arequipa – Chivay 4h30m-5h 165km

Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.
Colca Canyon Guided Tour
Colca Canyon

Spot condors on this guided tour, and keep your eyes peeled for other unusual animals. Look for three different species of camelids: alpaca, llama, and vicuña, which are all typical of Peru.

Optional Activities
Hot Springs
Chivay
Soak your weary bones in steaming hot water pouring from the earth and relax.

Day 7 Chivay/Arequipa (Breakfast)
Enjoy time at the canyon in the early morning before heading back to Arequipa for the night.
Start early to catch the condors in flight. Travel from Chivay to the condor viewpoint to admire these magnificent birds. On the way back, stop by some local villages and viewpoints to see ancient terraces and different sections of Colca Canyon. Return to Arequipa in the afternoon for one final night in the 'white city'.

Private Vehicle
Chivay – Arequipa 4h30m-5h 165km
Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

Accommodation
Hostal Solar (or similar)
Hotel

Day 8 Arequipa/Cusco (Breakfast)
Fly to Cusco. Opt for a city tour or to explore the city's markets, museums, and plazas.
Take the short flight to Cusco for an afternoon wandering this fascinating city.

Plane
Arequipa – Cusco 30m-1h30m 324km

Free Time
Cusco Afternoon
Spend the day exploring.

Optional Activities
Coricancha and Santo Domingo Visit
Cusco
Explore magnificent Corincancha, once the Incan Empire's richest temple and the main ruin site within the city of Cusco. This ruin forms the foundation of the colonial church of Santo Domingo and provides a fantastic glimpse into ancient history as well as a cross section of religion and architecture.

Cusco Cathedral Visit
Cusco
Enjoy a visit to this beautiful cathedral; its construction began in 1559 and continued for another hundred years. Be sure to check out its excellent collection of colonial art, and the vault containing the remains of the famous Inca historian, Garcilaso de la Vega.

Cusco City Tour
Cusco
Enjoy a half-day tour of Cusco's main sights. Walk around the Plaza de Armas (main square) and explore this city steeped in one of the world's most alluring and ancient cultures. Visit Qenqo, Koricancha, the Cathedral, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, and the archaeological site of Sacsaywaman.

Accommodation
Cusco Plaza II (or similar)
Hotel

Day 9 Cusco/Ollantaytambo (Breakfast | Lunch)
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op before exploring the Pisac ruins. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. Finish the day exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins with a local guide.
Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op. Meet the women and learn about traditional weaving and dyeing. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs and textiles directly from the women who made them.
Take a guided tour of the impressive Pisac ruins, the colourful artisan market (on market days only), and the small indigenous village of Huchuy Qosco. Have lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant. Learn about the G Adventures for Good project and eat a delicious buffet-style lunch. Proceeds of this meal go directly back to the remote community.
Continue on to the town of Ollantaytambo. Take a guided tour of the large ruin site adjacent to the town. Ollayntaytambo is the first taste of what lies ahead in Machu Picchu.

Private Vehicle
Cusco – Ollantaytambo Full Day 95km
Make stops along the way as you pass through this gorgeous valley – the elevation descends the whole way.

Ccaccaccollo Community and Planeterra-Sponsored Women's Weaving Co-op visit
Ccaccaccollo 1h
Visit the Ccaccaccollo community centre which G Adventures travellers' donations helped create through Planeterra Foundation in 2005, thereby enabling local women to sell traditional textiles to travellers. See local weaving and dyeing techniques used to create garments and souvenirs, and learn how the Planeterra weaving co-operative has impacted the community and those who visit it. This includes the purchase of alpacas to provide a steady supply of wool, looms, and sewing machines as well as several training courses on production, sales and small business management.

Pisac Ruins Guided Tour
Pisac 45m-1h
Tour the fascinating hilltop citadel of Pisac, an Incan ruin with plunging gorges, a ceremonial centre, and winding agriculture terracing that's still in use today. Be captivated by this truly amazing site sitting amid sweeping green valleys and mountain peaks. Explore the back of the site to see a pocketed cliff across Kitamayo Gorge, which once contained hundreds of Inca tombs.

Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley
Lamay 45m
Contribute to sustainable tourism in Huchuy Qosqo, a small village of 65 families in the Sacred Valley, by eating at the Parwa Community Restaurant. Learn how the resident-run restaurant was kickstarted by G Adventures along with the Planeterra Foundation and the Multilateral Investment Fund, to become a successful farm-to-table program that boosts the local economy and several spin-off microenterprises.

Ollantaytambo Ruins Guided Tour
Ollantaytambo 1h
Tour the town and fortress of Ollantaytambo with a local guide. Take a step back in time at this Inca archaeological site; it still shows signs of its former glory, including agricultural terraces, a Temple Hill, and storehouses. Learn how the area, overlooking the Urubamba River Valley, was an important stronghold during warfare between the Spanish and Incas.

Accommodation
Casa de Mama Valle (or similar)
Hotel

Day 10 Ollantaytambo/Wayllabamba Camp (Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner)
Depart Ollantaytambo by van to km 82 where the hike begins.
Trek through beautiful scenery, with a variety of flora that changes with the seasons, passing several smaller ruin sites like Llactapata.
A crew of local porters, cooks, and guides will take care of all the details for the duration of the hike. Porters carry the majority of the gear so you’ll only need to carry a small daypack with water, rain gear, snacks, a camera, etc.

Private Vehicle
Ollantaytambo – Inca Trail 45m
Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

Hike Inca Trail
Inca Trail KM 82 – Wayllabamba Camp5h-6h 11km
Get your blood pumping on this first day of hiking the Inca trail. The trekking is fairly easy and serves as good training for the next few days. Pass rambling rivers and a small village, and enjoy scenic mountain views; it’s just a taste of what’s to come.

Day 11 Wayllabamba Camp/Paqaymayo Camp (Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner)
Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.

Hike Inca Trail
Wayllabamba Camp – Paqaymayo Camp 6h-7h 12km
Trek over progressively spectacular and steeper terrain on your way to Warmiwañusca (aka Dead Woman’s Pass), the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769ft). Be prepared to face strong Andean weather (blazing sun or cold winds) around the pass. Take the hike slow, and drink lots of water along the way – amazing views are waiting as a reward. Enjoy some ample time to rest and relax after reaching the camp; most campers arrive around early afternoon.

Day 12 Paqaymayo Camp/Wiñaywayna (Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner)
Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through cloud forest on the gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley.
At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Wiñay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft).

Hike Inca Trail
Paqaymayo Camp – Wiñaywayna 9h 16km
Cross two passes and more ruins along the Inca Trail on the last full day of hiking. Traverse Runquraway at 3,950m (13,113 ft), and then reach the second pass at 3,700m (12,136 ft). Spot the gorgeous Cordillera Vilcabamba and the Urubamba Valley in the distance on a clear day. Camp at either the Phuyupatamarca ruins or the Wiñay Wayna ruins.

Day 13 Wiñaywayna/Cusco (Breakfast)
The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Wake up around 03:30 and walk to the checkpoint. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and free time to explore. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows.
Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet the CEO and any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.

Hike Inca Trail
Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu 1h30m 4km
Wake around 03:30 to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Head to the checkpoint and join the lineup to wait for the gate to open. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu (fingers crossed for a clear day). Hike down to Machu Picchu (about 45 mins) for a 1.5 hr guided tour of the site, and free time to explore. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge (a 15-min walk one way) for no additional charge, if time allows.
Catch the bus outside the Machu Picchu gate after your visit for a 25-min downhill ride to Aguas Calientes to meet the CEO and any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before the train ride back to Cusco this evening.

Machu Picchu Guided Tour
Machu Picchu1h30m-2h
Rise and shine – the best time to see the Lost City of the Incas is in the early morning light. Follow the local guide to Machu Picchu to learn about its history at a leisurely pace. Gain local insight into the Inti Mach’ay cave, Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Water, the Temple of the Condor, and the Room of the Three Windows. Take time to sit and feel the energy of this 15th-century site, now both a UNESCO World Heritage site and voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World (in a worldwide Internet poll).

Train
Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo 1h30m 118km
Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.

Private Vehicle
Ollantaytambo – Cusco 2h
Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

Accommodation
Cusco Plaza II (or similar)
Hotel

Days 14 - 16 Cusco (Breakfast)
Enjoy free time to explore Cusco or relax. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Nature lovers can book an optional adventure to go to the Amazon Jungle for a 3-day/2-night excursion.
Free days to relax, explore, and shop in Cusco, or discover its surroundings on any of the many optional excursions.
Optional Amazon Jungle Excursion: Experience 3 days and 2 nights at our G Lodge Amazon. All meals and excursions with a local naturalist guide are included during your stay. If you are interested in this opportunity, please inquire at time of booking or add it to your experience online. If you pre-book this activity, you will travel to the Amazon Jungle on Day 14 and return to Cusco on Day 16.

Free Time
Cusco Full Day
With so much to do, there's not a minute to spare.

Optional Activities
Cusco Cathedral Visit
Cusco

Enjoy a visit to this beautiful cathedral; its construction began in 1559 and continued for another hundred years. Be sure to check out its excellent collection of colonial art, and the vault containing the remains of the famous Inca historian, Garcilaso de la Vega.

Cusco City Tour
Cusco
Enjoy a half-day tour of Cusco's main sights. Walk around the Plaza de Armas (main square) and explore this city steeped in one of the world's most alluring and ancient cultures. Visit Qenqo, Koricancha, the Cathedral, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, and the archaeological site of Sacsaywaman.

Cooking Class
Cusco
Expand culinary skills with a cooking class. Visit the San Pedro market to search for local ingredients before returning to the restaurant with your goods. Learn how to prepare typical Peruvian cuisine and enjoy the fruits of your labour.

Horseback Riding
Cusco
Hop in the saddle and explore Cusco’s archaeological sites by horseback on a 3.5 hr tour – no previous experience needed. Dress for the weather, and bring sunblock and a hat, just in case.

Mountain Biking
Cusco
Take to two wheels and head out into the hills around Cusco for some nature-meets-adrenaline fun. Try a trip to the Sacred Valley, perhaps, visiting an Inca ruin along the way.

Whitewater Rafting Urubamba
Urubamba
Rise for an early morning pick up and drive to Chuquicahuana for a safety briefing. Enjoy a full day of rafting on the Upper Vilcanota River (about 2.5 hrs on the water). Be thrilled by fast rapids that are a constant Class III and IV for around 11km (9 mi), and don’t forget to take in the gorgeous scenery. Rehash all the excitement afterward over a riverside picnic lunch.

Coricancha and Santo Domingo Visit
Cusco
Explore magnificent Corincancha, once the Incan Empire's richest temple and the main ruin site within the city of Cusco. This ruin forms the foundation of the colonial church of Santo Domingo and provides a fantastic glimpse into ancient history as well as a cross section of religion and architecture.

Accommodation
Cusco Plaza II (or similar)
Hotel

Day 17 Cusco/Puno (Breakfast)
Travel day by bus from Cusco to Puno. Spend some time on arrival wandering the small city.
Today, travel through the high Altiplano region from Cusco to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Titicaca is the largest lake in the world above 3800m, and the views from both Amantaní and the Taquile Islands are stunning. The trip takes the better part of the day, with stark, beautiful scenery en route.

Local bus
Cusco – Puno 7h30m 389km
Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Accommodation
Balsa Inn (or similar)
Hotel

Day 18 Puno/Isla Amantani (Breakfast | Dinner)
Enjoy a guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a small village.
Head out by boat across Lake Titicaca. Visit the community on the Taquile Islands and stop at a local restaurant to enjoy a lunch with spectacular views.
After, cruise to another village for an overnight homestay on the shores of the lake (the homestay location can vary based on community availability). This experience provides an opportunity to learn more about rural life in the Peruvian highlands and to participate in local traditions. Eat with the family, learn some Quecha and Spanish language skills, try on traditional costumes, and help out with daily chores around the village.

Lake Titicaca Guided Boat Tour Day 1
Lago Titicaca
Board a boat on Lake Titicaca and head to Taquile Island for a delicious Peruvian lunch at a restaurant followed by some shopping at the local weaving cooperatives. (Taquileños are known for their fine handwoven textiles and clothing, men are taught how to knit around age five and they create the majority of the textiles.) After, visit Amantani for an overnight stay with a host family and a chance to learn about life on the island.

Lake Titicaca Homestay
Lago Titicaca
Split into smaller groups and get a taste of local life firsthand as we move into family homes for the night. Play soccer with the children, enjoy some dancing, watch dinner being made, learn about regional cuisine, and dress up in local clothes for an unforgettable evening with the whole village, enjoying traditional music and dancing. Lend a hand the next morning, and help out with chores like feeding animals, harvesting local produce, or bringing back buckets of water from the well.

Day 19 Isla Amantani/Puno (Breakfast | Lunch)
Visit the floating islands of Uros before returning to Puno. Opt to visit the Sillustani burial site.
Leave the homestay families late morning, and visit the Uros Islands on the way back to Puno. A popular optional activity in Puno is a visit to the spectacular chullpas (funerary towers) of Sillustani, a pre-Inca archaeological site only a short drive away.

Lake Titicaca Guided Boat Tour Day 2
Lago Titicaca
Spend the morning with the homestay families on Amantani, then depart after lunch. Visit the floating islands of Uros on the way back, and learn about the unique lifestyle of the locals. Meet residents and learn how they built the islands with totora reeds, which are also used to make their homes, boats, crafts (and are also edible!).

Uros Floating Islands Visit
Lago Titicaca 1h
Take a tour of these unique islands. Learn about the buoyant totora reeds that grow in the shallows of Lake Titicaca used to make everything from the islands themselves to the boats the islanders use for transportation (if constructed well, they last up to six months ). Find out from locals how the islands are constructed; as the layers closest to the water start to rot, they are replaced with fresh reeds on top.

Free Time
Puno Afternoon
Make the most of one last afternoon in Puno.

Optional Activities
Sillustani Burial Towers Tour
Puno
Take a guided tour of the Sillustani burial towers known as "chullpas." Be awed by these fantastic ruins located outside Puno – their remarkable towers stretch up to 12m (39 ft) in height.

Accommodation
Balsa Inn (or similar)
Hotel

Day 20 Puno/La Paz (Breakfast)
Travel by bus and cross the border into Bolivia, arriving in La Paz.
Enjoy a full-day drive around the lake and through the Altiplano to La Paz. Bolivia is filled with spectacular views of the countryside. La Paz sits nearly 4000m (13,120ft) above sea level, so be prepared for cool evenings and mornings.

Local bus
Puno – Yunguyo 2h30m 297km
Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Border Crossing (Peru - Bolivia)
Yunguyo – Copacabana 30m
Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

Local bus
Copacabana – La Paz 3h
Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Accommodation
Hotel Las Brisas (or similar)
Hotel

Day 21 La Paz (Breakfast)
Use another free day to explore La Paz. Opt to visit Iglesia de San Francisco, Chacaltaya, the Valley of the Moon, or the Witches' Market.

Free Time
La Paz Full Day
Continue your discovery of this high altitude city.

Optional Activities
Chacaltaya Visit
Chacaltaya
Chacaltaya (Aymara for 'cold road') is a mountain in the Cordillera Real, part of the beautiful Bolivian Andes.

Valley of the Moon Tour
La Paz
Enjoy a tour of the Valley of the Moon and observe the bizarre lunar landscape.

Witches' Market Visit
La Paz
Learn more about the pre-Columbian Aymara beliefs at the Witches' Market. You can witness locals buying products such as dried frogs, potions, and talismans for use in rituals and offerings.

Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
You may be a seasoned pro at group travel by now, but there will likely be some new travellers joining the group. Sit in on the welcome meeting to meet the newest members of your group and learn about the next leg of your tour.

Accommodation
Hotel Las Brisas (or similar)
Hotel

Day 22 La Paz/Uyuni (Breakfast)
Travel by train and bus to the town of Uyuni, home base for salt flat exploration.

Local bus
La Paz – Oruro 4h-5h
Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
This route may be done by train or overnight bus depending on which one is running.

Local train
Oruro – Uyuni 6h
Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride. If travelling on a day when the train is not operating, you will take an overnight bus from La Paz departing at 19:00 and arriving in Uyuni at 06:00 the next morning.

Accommodation
Hotel Samay Wasi (or similar)
Hotel

Day 23 Uyuni/Salar de Uyuni (Breakfast | Dinner)
Enjoy a three day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano with spectacular scenery.
Travel through the Bolivian landscape to the town of Uyuni. Despite its isolation and challenging climate (cold and blustery most of the year), the town of Uyuni has earned the nickname of Hija Predilecta de Bolivia (Bolivia’s Favourite Daughter).
It is also the starting point for our three day excursion through the spectacular Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats) in 4x4 vehicles.
We offer unique accommodation on the Uyuni Salt Flats. Instead of very basic refuges and homestays most operators use, we have upgraded to simple hotels that are equipped with solar panels to provide electricity and hot water. Rooms are multi-share and each has a private bathroom. Meals are made from local ingredients, most of which are grown on-site.
During the rainy season the locations visited may change due to some routes being covered by water.

Salt Flats Excursion
Salar de Uyuni
Spend three days in the stunning landscape between the Salar de Uyuni and the Atacama Desert in Chile. Enter a world unlike anything else as we drive across the salt flats; the piercing blue sky contrasts against the blinding white of the flat salt beds. Take memorable photos of the unusual landscape complete with mountains, active volcanoes, geysers, and boiling mud pools. Visit the red lagoon of Laguna Colorada and enjoy the uniqueness of this region.

Day 24 Salar de Uyuni (Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner)
Continue to discover the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion.

Salt Flats Excursion
Salar de Uyuni
Spend three days in the stunning landscape between the Salar de Uyuni and the Atacama Desert in Chile. Enter a world unlike anything else as we drive across the salt flats; the piercing blue sky contrasts against the blinding white of the flat salt beds. Take memorable photos of the unusual landscape complete with mountains, active volcanoes, geysers, and boiling mud pools. Visit the red lagoon of Laguna Colorada and enjoy the uniqueness of this region.

Day 25 Salar de Uyuni/Uyuni (Breakfast | Lunch)
Enjoy a final day of exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats before travelling the town of Uyuni for the night.

Salt Flats Excursion
Salar de Uyuni
Spend three days in the stunning landscape between the Salar de Uyuni and the Atacama Desert in Chile. Enter a world unlike anything else as we drive across the salt flats; the piercing blue sky contrasts against the blinding white of the flat salt beds. Take memorable photos of the unusual landscape complete with mountains, active volcanoes, geysers, and boiling mud pools. Visit the red lagoon of Laguna Colorada and enjoy the uniqueness of this region.

Accommodation
Hotel Samay Wasi (or similar)
Hotel

Day 26 Uyuni/Potosí (Breakfast)
Journey from Uyuni to Potosí. Opt to visit a working silver mine or explore the city.

Private Vehicle
Uyuni – Potosí 4h-5h
Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

Free Time
Potosí
Use your free time any way you like.

Optional Activities
Silver Mine Tour
Potosí
Take the opportunity to visit a working silver mine and learn more about the process of extraction and dangerous working conditions faced by as much as half of the people who live and mine in Potosi. Bring a bandana and wear protective gear (boots, helmet and headlamp) as you head deep into the bowels of Cerro Rico (Rich Hill”).

Accommodation
Hotel Gran Libertador (or similar)
Hotel

Day 27 Potosí/Sucre (Breakfast)
Continue by bus to Sucre. Explore this beautiful colonial city or visit the nearby dinosaur tracks.
Private Vehicle
Potosí – Sucre 2h-3h
Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

Free Time
Sucre Afternoon
Make the most of your time here.

Optional Activities
Dinosaur Tracks Excursion
Sucre
Get ready to get up close and personal with the prehistoric times: Sucre is home to one of the world's largest collections of dinosaur footprints made some 68 million years ago. Discover more than 5,000 footprints perfectly preserved footprints in the Cal Orck’o cliff just outside the city centre. See the world's longest trail -- 347m (1138 ft) -- left by a baby Tyrannosaurus Rex now affectionately known as 'Johnny Walker'.

Mountain Biking
Sucre
Take a guided mountain biking trip on the outskirts of Sucre and explore more of this beautiful region.

Hiking
Sucre
Head out of town, take in some fresh air, and explore this scenic area by foot.

Accommodation
Independencia (or similar)
Hotel

Days 28 - 29 Sucre (Breakfast)
Spend two days exploring all Sucre has to offer.

Free Time
Sucre Full Day
With tons to see and do, get going.
Optional Activities

Dinosaur Tracks Excursion
Sucre
Get ready to get up close and personal with the prehistoric times: Sucre is home to one of the world's largest collections of dinosaur footprints made some 68 million years ago. Discover more than 5,000 footprints perfectly preserved footprints in the Cal Orck’o cliff just outside the city centre. See the world's longest trail -- 347m (1138 ft) -- left by a baby Tyrannosaurus Rex now affectionately known as 'Johnny Walker'.

Textile Cooperative Visit
Sucre
Visit a local textile cooperative to learn about the age-old tradition of backstrap weaving. Weavers pass down designs from one generation to the next, creating placemats, wall hangings, blankets, and ponchos that feature intricate images of llamas, jaguars, and serpents from the indigenous mythology.

Mountain Biking
Sucre
Take a guided mountain biking trip on the outskirts of Sucre and explore more of this beautiful region.

Hiking
Sucre
Head out of town, take in some fresh air, and explore this scenic area by foot.

Accommodation
Independencia (or similar)
Hotel

Day 30 Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Breakfast)

Fly to Santa Cruz.
Take a local flight from Sucre to Santa Cruz, located close to the Cordillera Oriental foothills.

Plane
Sucre – Santa Cruz de la Sierra 30m

Accommodation
Hotel Las Americas (or similar)
Hotel

Day 31 Santa Cruz de la Sierra/Puerto Suárez (Breakfast)
Spend some time exploring Santa Cruz. Travel by overnight train to the Brazilian border at Puerto Suarez.

Free Time
Santa Cruz de la Sierra Full Day

Head out and explore.
Overnight train (airplane seats)
Santa Cruz de la Sierra – Puerto Suárez 14h
Curl up and catch a snooze en route to the next stop.

Day 32 Puerto Suárez/Pantanal (Lunch | Dinner)
Travel into Brazil and straight to the Pantanal on 2-day excursion into the with a local guide. This is a perfect place to experience the wildlife of Brazil.
Cross Bolivia’s eastern border at the frontier town of Corumbá, Brazil, on the edge of the Pantanal, an immense wetland area famed for its profuse wildlife. Take a 2-day wildlife excursion to fully appreciate the area’s beauty and bounty.

Border Crossing (Bolivia - Brazil)
Puerto Suárez – Corumbá
Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

Private Vehicle
Corumbá – Pantanal l3h
Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

Day 33 Pantanal (Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner)

Enjoy a 2-day excursion into the wetlands of the Pantanal with a local guide. Opportunities to spot wildlife such as monkeys, macaws, giant otters, and caiman abound.

Pantanal Wildlife Excursion
Pantanal
The Pantanal, a largely flat, wetland area about half the size of France, is still one of the best places on the continent for observing wildlife. The area is rich in bird life, including beautiful and colourful macaws and Jabiru storks. With luck and appropriate weather you may spot capivara (capybara), howler monkeys, caiman, giant river otters, anacondas, and anteaters.

Day 34 Pantanal/Bonito (Breakfast)
Travel by van to Bonito. Spend time here snorkelling in the crystal-clear rivers or exploring nearby caves.

Shared van
Pantanal – Bonito 5h
Climb aboard and make friends with your seatmate en route to the next stop.

Free Time
Bonito Afternoon
Don't waste a minute—get out and explore.

Optional Activities
Bonito Snorkelling
Bonito
236-280BRL per person
Bonito is famous for the spectacular snorkelling in the beautiful clear water. Marvel at colourful fish.

Accommodation
Muito Bonito (or similar)
Guesthouse

Day 35 Bonito (Breakfast)
Enjoy a full day in Bonito with optional activities like snorkelling in the crystal-clear rivers or exploring the nearby caves and waterfalls.

Free Time
Bonito Full Day
Spend your time here however you like.

Optional Activities
Bonito Snorkelling
Bonito
236-280BRL per person
Bonito is famous for the spectacular snorkelling in the beautiful clear water. Marvel at colourful fish.

Underwater Caves Excursion
Bonito
Head out and explore the natural wonders, caves and crevices, in this area.

Accommodation
Muito Bonito (or similar)
Guesthouse

Day 36 Bonito/Foz do Iguaçu (Breakfast)
Enjoy the day in Bonito before an overnight bus to Iguassu Falls.

Free Time
Bonito Full Day
Finish up your discovery of Bonito.

Overnight bus
Bonito – Foz do Iguaçu 14h
Curl up and catch a snooze en route to the next stop.

Day 37 Foz do Iguaçu

Spend two full days exploring Iguassu from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides. Opt to visit a nearby bird park.
Visit the Brazilian side of the falls before a free afternoon to relax or visit the bird park, home to species such as the Hyacinth macaw and toucans.

Iguassu Falls Guided Tour
Foz do Iguaçu 2h30m-3h30m
Visit the Brazil side of the falls to get a panoramic view of Iguassu, one of the world's largest and most impressive waterfalls. In total, there are over 275 individual falls spread out over 3km (2 mi). Find the best spot to take jaw-dropping photos of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Free Time
Foz do Iguaçu Afternoon
Spend an afternoon however you'd like.

Optional Activities
Iguassu Falls Bird Park Visit
Foz do Iguaçu
60BRL per person
Grab a camera and get up and close and personal with macaws, parrots, parakeets, and 150 other species of birds. Located on the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls, the bird park is on 12 acres of native subtropical forest. Enter a huge aviary to see the birds free from cages and nets. Check out other exhibits to view butterflies, alligators, and snakes (boas and anacondas).

Accommodation
Hotel Del Rey - TSAIFN - Standard (or similar)
Hotel

Day 38 Foz do Iguaçu (Breakfast)
Cross the border to explore the Argentine side of the falls. Opt for a boat ride at the base of the falls.
Cross the border to Argentina for a new perspective of the falls. With an extensive series of catwalks and optional boat rides to the base of the falls, there's plenty to do before returning to the Brazilian side for the night.
If you have booked the Iguassu Falls Boat Ride Theme Pack, you will do it today on the Argentine side of the falls.
Border Crossing (Brazil - Argentina)
Foz do Iguaçu – Puerto Iguazú
Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

Iguassu Falls Visit
Puerto Iguazú
Spend the whole day on the Argentina side of Iguassu, exploring the paths over the falls or experience the UNESCO World Heritage site from a boat tour. Tours utilize trails and catwalks adapted to the landscape of the area, and walking is easy for all ages; guided tours of the complex are available several times a day.

Border Crossing (Argentina - Brazil)
Puerto Iguazú – Foz do Iguaçu1h30m-3h
Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

Optional Activities
Iguassu Falls Boat Tour
Puerto Iguazú
520ARS per person
Enter the jungle from the “Sendero Yacaratía” and enjoy the panoramic view. Board motorboats that pass through the Lower Canyon of the Iguassu River, and continue onto the falls. After enjoying the view from San Martin Island, sail to “Tres Mosqueteros” to the "Devil's Throat." Sail along the shore before and enjoy the splendour of the San Martin waterfall, a wonderful and unforgettable experience.

Accommodation
Hotel Del Rey - TSAIFN - Standard (or similar)
Hotel

Day 39 Foz do Iguaçu/Paraty (Breakfast)
Fly to São Paulo and continue by van to Paraty. Spend a day and a half discovering this town.
On arrival in São Paulo, continue on by bus to the gorgeous coastal town of Paraty. Wander the cobblestoned streets, take a boat trip to the nearby islands in the bay, or visit one of the many white-sand beaches that make Brazil famous.

Plane
Foz do Iguaçu – São Paulo 1h45m Morning
An early morning flight gets you Paraty with plenty of time to explore.

Shared van
São Paulo – Paraty 5h-6h
Enjoy the drive to São Paulo, stopping for lunch along the way.

Accommodation
Che Lagarto Suites-Paraty (or similar)
Hostel

Days 40 - 41 Paraty (Breakfast)
Enjoy free time to explore Paraty. Opt to visit the cachaça distilleries or take a boat into the bay to explore the nearby islands and beaches.

Free Time
Paraty Full Day
Don't waste a minute—get exploring.

Optional Activities
Cachaça Distillery Visit
Paraty
90BRL per person

Tour a cachaça distillery where sugarcane juice is used to create the most popular distilled spirit in Brazil. If it tastes familiar, that's because it's the main ingredient in a Caipirinha, the country’s national cocktail. Often called “Brazilian rum,” cachaça is so popular, it’s produced by 40,000 micro-companies across the country. The blend from Paraty is sweet and salty; taste the sea as you sip this local liquid.
Paraty Bay Boat Tour
Paraty
Explore some of Paraty's 65 islands and hundreds of beaches on a schooner tour.

Accommodation
Che Lagarto Suites-Paraty (or similar)
Hostel

Day 42 Paraty/Ilha Grande (Breakfast)

Continue by van up the coast and take a ferry to Ilha Grande.
A short, scenic drive along the coast takes us to Angra dos Reis. Board the ferry to Ilha Grande—home to some of Brazil's most beautiful beaches.
Enjoy free time to soak up the sun, snorkel, hike, and cruise to various beaches, not to mention feast on fresh seafood and sip caipirinhas in the plaza in the evenings.

Local bus
Paraty – Angra dos Reis 2h 100km
Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Ferry
Angra dos Reis – Ilha Grande 1h30m
Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

Free Time
Ilha Grande Afternoon
Hurry up and start relaxing.

Optional Activities
Snorkelling
Ilha Grande
Rent a mask and snorkel, pull on some fins and get set to enter the underwater world of colourful tropical fish, shells and all things seaworthy. November through May is Ilha Grande’s best time to snorkel. Hotspots include the Blue Lagoon, Green Lagoon and Abraãzinho Beach. Luxuriate in the warm salt water, look down and, in some cases, see to a depth of 15m (50 ft).

Accommodation
Pousadas Lonier (or similar)
Guesthouse

Day 43 Ilha Grande (Breakfast)
Enjoy a free day in Ilha Grande. Opt to hike the island's remote beaches or enjoy free time to relax and explore.

Free Time
Ilha Grande Full Day
Get active or get lazy— the day is yours.

Optional Activities
Hike to Pico do Papagaio
Ilha Grande
60BRL per person
Enjoy a guided hike from Abraão to Pico do Papagaio, soaking in the scenery along the way. It will take roughly 4 hours to hike up and about 2 hr to hike back down. The 360 degree views from the top are well worth the effort.

Snorkelling
Ilha Grande
Rent a mask and snorkel, pull on some fins and get set to enter the underwater world of colourful tropical fish, shells and all things seaworthy. November through May is Ilha Grande’s best time to snorkel. Hotspots include the Blue Lagoon, Green Lagoon and Abraãzinho Beach. Luxuriate in the warm salt water, look down and, in some cases, see to a depth of 15m (50 ft).

Lopez Mendez Hike
Ilha Grande
Grab your bathing suit, slip on your walking shoes and take the hike from Abraão to the beautiful beach of Lopez Mendez. Follow a well-marked trail up and down, through forest and past other beaches. Eat Jack fruit picked along the way. Drink water from a natural spring. Listen to howler monkeys. After 2.5-3 hrs, arrive at the stunning Lopez Mendez beach, where the white powder sand squeaks under foot and the rolling green hills provide a stunning contrast to the turquoise water.

Ilha Grande Boat Excursion
Ilha Grande
40BRL per person
From the main village of Vila do Abraão, take a boat tour to some of the best beaches around the island. See tropical fish and cool off in the salt spray of the turquoise waters. Stop to swim and snorkel and pinch yourself for being lucky enough to partake in this tropical piece of paradise. Enjoy the scenery while drinking a caipirinha, Brazil's national drink.

Accommodation
Pousadas Lonier (or similar)
Guesthouse

Day 44 Ilha Grande/Rio de Janeiro (Breakfast)
Carry on by ferry and van to Rio de Janeiro. With free time, explore the city on an optional city tour.
Travel back to the mainland by ferry before continuing north along the coast. Enjoy the incredible scenery before rounding the cliffs at Vidigal. Get your first look at one of the most memorable cities in the world—Río de Janeiro.

Ferry
Ilha Grande – Angra dos Reis 1h30m Morning
Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

Local bus
Angra dos Reis – Rio de Janeiro 3h30m 87km
Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Free Time
Rio de Janeiro Evening
Use your free time in Rio to start your exploration of this world-class city.

Optional Activities
Rio de Janeiro City Tour
Rio de Janeiro
185BRL per person
There’s so much to see and do in this vibrant city pulsing with passion, music and the waves of the sea. Take a city tour and visit some of Rio’s hot spots. Visit the art deco statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain, the colourful Lapa Steps and the Rio Cathedral. Ride a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain and marvel at the magnificent views of the bay, city and beaches beyond.

Accommodation
Hotel Bandeirantes (or similar)
Hotel

Day 45 Rio de Janeiro (Breakfast)
Depart at any time.
Some departures running in the summer of 2016 will be affected by the Olympics in Rio. Please see the itinerary note on the overview page for specific dates. Due to accommodation availability in Rio we have adjusted the itinerary to have 1 additional night in Buenos Aires and 0 nights in Rio. The tour will end on arrival in the city centre of Rio around 2pm. Please book onward flights accordingly.
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  • Dezember 2017

    • 24.12.2017 - 06.02.2018 Ausgebucht 4.279 € anfragen buchen
  • Januar 2018

    • 07.01.2018 - 20.02.2018 Ausgebucht 4.239 € anfragen buchen
    • 28.01.2018 - 13.03.2018 Ausgebucht 4.239 € anfragen buchen
  • Februar 2018

    • 04.02.2018 - 20.03.2018 Ausgebucht 5.349 € anfragen buchen
    • 18.02.2018 - 03.04.2018 Ausgebucht 5.349 € anfragen buchen
  • März 2018

    • 18.03.2018 - 01.05.2018 Ausgebucht 5.349 € anfragen buchen
  • April 2018

    • 01.04.2018 - 15.05.2018 Ausgebucht 5.349 € anfragen buchen
    • 08.04.2018 - 22.05.2018 Ausgebucht 5.349 € anfragen buchen
    • 15.04.2018 - 29.05.2018 Ausgebucht 5.349 € anfragen buchen
    • 22.04.2018 - 05.06.2018 Ausgebucht 5.349 € anfragen buchen
    • 29.04.2018 - 12.06.2018 Ausgebucht 5.349 € anfragen buchen
  • Mai 2018

    • 13.05.2018 - 26.06.2018 Ausgebucht 5.389 € anfragen buchen
    • 20.05.2018 - 03.07.2018 Ausgebucht 5.389 € anfragen buchen
    • 27.05.2018 - 10.07.2018 Ausgebucht 5.389 € anfragen buchen
  • Juni 2018

    • 10.06.2018 - 24.07.2018 Ausgebucht 5.429 € anfragen buchen
    • 24.06.2018 - 07.08.2018 Ausgebucht 5.429 € anfragen buchen
  • Juli 2018

    • 08.07.2018 - 21.08.2018 Ausgebucht 5.429 € anfragen buchen
    • 15.07.2018 - 28.08.2018 Ausgebucht 5.429 € anfragen buchen
    • 22.07.2018 - 04.09.2018 Ausgebucht 5.429 € anfragen buchen
  • August 2018

    • 05.08.2018 - 18.09.2018 Ausgebucht 5.429 € anfragen buchen
    • 12.08.2018 - 25.09.2018 Ausgebucht 5.429 € anfragen buchen
    • 26.08.2018 - 09.10.2018 Ausgebucht 5.429 € anfragen buchen
  • September 2018

    • 09.09.2018 - 23.10.2018 Ausgebucht 5.349 € anfragen buchen
    • 16.09.2018 - 30.10.2018 Ausgebucht 5.349 € anfragen buchen
    • 30.09.2018 - 13.11.2018 Ausgebucht 5.349 € anfragen buchen
  • Oktober 2018

    • 14.10.2018 - 27.11.2018 Ausgebucht 5.349 € anfragen buchen
  • November 2018

    • 04.11.2018 - 18.12.2018 Ausgebucht 5.299 € anfragen buchen
  • Dezember 2018

    • 02.12.2018 - 15.01.2019 Ausgebucht 5.349 € anfragen buchen
    • 09.12.2018 - 22.01.2019 Ausgebucht 5.349 € anfragen buchen
    • 23.12.2018 - 05.02.2019 Ausgebucht 5.349 € anfragen buchen
Reisestil
Unsere Classic-Trips bieten unverfälschte Reiseerlebnisse in kleinen Gruppen für entdeckungsfreudige Reisende, die die Welt so erfahren möchten, wie sie wirklich ist. Jede Tour bietet dir die perfekte Mischung und verbindet die Highlights des Landes, die man gesehen haben muss, mit spontanen Situationen, gewährt dir die den meisten Reisenden verborgen bleiben.

Lokale Transportmittel
Wie du auf deiner Reise von A nach B kommst, hängt größtenteils von der Wahl der Reiseart und des Reisestils ab. In den meisten Fällen benutzen wir lokale Transportmittel - Busse, Taxis, Nahverkehrszüge und dergleichen - die preiswerteste und abwechslungsreichste Art des Reisens.

Unterkünfte mit Charme
Die Unterkünfte haben wir so ausgewählt, dass sie der lokalen Kultur am ehesten entsprechen. Je nach der Art deiner Reise und dem Reisestil haben wir unterschiedliche Unterkünfte für dich ausgewählt: Mal schläfst du im Hotel in Downtown, mal bei einer Gastfamilie, und mal zeltest du unter dem Sternenhimmel.

Regionale Küche
Einige Mahlzeiten sind im Reisepreis enthalten, aber oft kannst du die lokalen Spezialitäten ganz nach deinem eigenen Geschmack und Budget selbst entdecken (und dein Reiseleiter hat dabei viele Geheimtipps auf Lager). Mahlzeiten können alles umfassen – von einem selbst zubereiteten Festmahl, Abendessen in einem renommierten Restaurant oder allem, was auf dem Markt gut aussieht.

Internationale Gruppen
Unsere Gruppen sind im Durchschnitt mit 12 Personen unterwegs und sind eine bunte Mischung aus Einzelreisenden, Freunden und Paaren jeden Alters aus der ganzen Welt. Du wirst in deiner Gruppe die unterschiedlichsten Persönlichkeiten kennenlernen und auf deiner Reise jede Menge neue interessante Leute treffen. Mit Menschen aus verschiedenen Ländern werden alle unserer Erlebnisreisen auf Englisch durchgeführt.

Erfahrene Reiseleiter
Auf jeder Reise wirst du von einem erfahrenen englischsprechenden Reiseleiter begleitet, der deine Reise mit Einblicken in die Kultur des Gastlandes bereichert und dir oftmals ganz spontan fantastische Erlebnisse ermöglicht, die deine Reise zu einem einzigartigen persönlichen Abenteuer machen. Das wichtigste Anliegen des Reiseleiters: deine Reise zur besten Erfahrung deines Lebens zu machen.

Freiheit & Unabhängigkeit
Mit einem großen, unpersönlichen Reisebus erlebst du garantiert keine wirklichen Abenteuer. Lust auf einen Marktbesuch? Oder lieber die Seele baumeln lassen in einem gemütlichen Café am Straßenrand? Aber gerne! Bei unseren Reisen zeigen wir dir die wichtigsten Sehenswürdigkeiten und lassen dir freie Zeit, um dein ganz eigenes Abenteuer zu erleben.