Abenteuerreise quer durch Südamerika Bolivien · Argentinien · Chile u. a.

Abenteuerreise quer durch Südamerika

  • Erlebnisreise durch Südamerika: Von Lima nach Rio de Janeiro
  • Durchquerung von Südamerika vom Pazifik zum Atlantik
  • Rio - pulsierende Metropole zwischen Zuckerhut und Copacabana
  • Relaxen an den Traumstränden der Ilha Grande
  • Kolonialarchitektur in Paraty
  • Lausche dem Donner der Iguazú-Wasserfälle
  • Aufenthalt auf einer typischen Estancia in Uruguay
  • Eindrucksvolle Landschaften bei San Pedro de Atacama
  • Erkunde die bizarren Landschaften des Salar de Uyuni mit Allradfahrzeugen
  • Erlebe Kolonialstädte und historische Kulturen in Bolivien
  • Übernachtung bei Einheimischen auf dem Titicaca See
  • Wanderung entlang des berühmten Inka Trail nach Machu Picchu
  • Majestätische Kondore im spektakulären Colca Canyon beobachten
  • Lüfte das Geheimnis der mysteriösen Nazca-Linien - die geheimnisvollen Scharrbilder im Wüstenboden
  • Koloniales Flair in Arequipa
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51 Tage Bolivien · Argentinien · Chile · Peru · Uruguay · Brasilien

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Südamerika XXL bieten wir dir auf dieser Abenteuerreise quer durch Südamerika von Lima nach Rio. Wenn du Zeit hast und dich nicht zwischen Peru und Brasilien entscheiden kannst, dann schau dir doch beide Länder an, und so ziemlich alles dazwischen. Erkunde bei dieser intensive Abenteuerreise sechs Länder in satten 51 Tagen. Der legendäre Inca Trail nach Machu Picchu, die Uyuni Salzebene Boliviens, der Wein Argentiniens und die Strände Brasiliens liegen dir zu Füßen.
Packe deinen Rucksack und komm mit auf diese großartige Abenteuerreise für junge Leute durch das faszinierende Südamerika!

1. Tag: Lima
Erkunde die „Stadt der Könige“ und ihre kulinarischen Köstlichkeiten.

2.-4. Tag: Paracas - Nazca
Unternimm eine Bootstour zu den Ballestas Inseln, probiere peruanischen Wein und bestaune die Huacachina Oase, bevor du die Nazca-Linien überfliegen kannst. Im Nachtbus geht anschließend die Reise weiter.

5.-8. Tag: Arequipa & Colca Cañon
Nimm eine Auszeit in der pittoresken, weißen Stadt und besuche das altehrwürdige Santa Catalina Kloster. An einer der tiefsten Schluchten der Welt können wir die Kondore bei ihrem Flug bewundern.

9.-11. Tag: Cusco
Schon allein in der Altstadt gibt es einiges zu entdecken, Abenteuerlustige können in der Umgebung raften, reiten oder mountainbiken.

12.-16. Tag: Inka Trail & Machu Picchu - Cusco
Auf dem legendären Inkatrail wandern wir nach Machu Picchu und entdecken die sagenumwobenen Ruinen.

17.-19. Tag: Puno & Titicaca See
Durchs Andenhochland reisen wir weiter an den Titicaca See, wo wir die Inseln der Uros und Taquile besuchen.

20.-21. Tag: La Paz
Zeit zur freien Verfügung. Du kannst die Iglesia de San Francisco, das Tal des Mondes, den Hexenmarkt oder die nahegelegenen Ruinen von Tiahuanaco besuchen.

22. Tag: La Paz - Sucre
Entdecke die Märkte und engen Gassen der Stadt, bevor es mit dem Nachtbus nach Sucre geht.

23.-24. Tag: Sucre
Zeit zur freien Verfügung, um die ehemalige bolivianische Hauptstadt zu erkunden. Wenn du dich aktiver betätigen möchtest, kannst du auch in der Umgebung wandern oder mountainbiken gehen.

25.-26. Tag: Potosí
Reise in den Süden in eine der höchstgelegenen Städte der Welt. Ziehe los und entdecke Potosí. Lerne bei einem Spaziergang ihre Geschichte kennen, besuche den Markt und sprich mit den Einheimischen.

27. Tag: Potosí - Uyuni
Fahrt nach Uyuni, dem Ausgangspunkt für den Ausflug in die Salzpfanne.

28.-30. Tag: Salar de Uyuni
Genieße eine 3-tägige Allradexkursion in der Salar de Uyuni und die Wüste des Altiplano mit ihren spektakulären Landschaften.

31. Tag: San Pedro de Atacama
Optional kannst du sandboarden, Mountainbike fahren oder das Tal des Mondes besuchen.

32. Tag: San Pedro de Atacama - Salta
Grenzüberquerung nach Argentinien.

33. Tag: Salta
Erkunde die Stadt und genieße die lokale Küche. Optional kannst du die Schlucht der Muscheln in Cafayate erkunden und das Archäologische Hochlandmuseum besuchen.

34. Tag: Salta - Buenos Aires
Kurzer Flug nach Buenos Aires. Optionale Stadtrundfahrt und Zeit zur freien Verfügung, um die vielen Attraktionen der Stadt zu entdecken. Abends kannst du optional eine Tango-Show besuchen und anschließend das berühmte Nachtleben der Stadt erkunden.

35.-36. Tag: Buenos Aires
Das "Paris Südamerikas" empfängt dich mit einer faszinierenden Mischung aus europäischer Eleganz und südamerikanischer Lebensfreude. Erkunde die Sehenswürdigkeiten der argentinischen Hauptstadt, gebe dich der Magie des Tangos hin oder stürze dich in das Nachtleben. Entdecke die bekannten Viertel La Boca oder San Telmo, eines der schönsten Stadtviertel mit seinen urigen Cafés.

37.-39. Tag: Colonia - Montevideo
Über den mächtigen Rio de la Plata setzen wir nach Uruguay über. Genieße das koloniale Flair von Colonia und relaxe in einem Straßencafé. In der lebhaften Hauptstadt Montevideo dagegen kannst du den Hafenmarkt El Mercado del Puerto besuchen.

40.-42. Tag: Auf der Estancia
Von der Großstadt machen wir uns auf den Weg zu einer Estancia. Hier kannst du bei der Arbeit auf der Ranch mitanpacken, wandern oder reiten gehen und erhältst einen Einblick in das Leben im ländlichen Uruguay.

43.-44. Tag: Iguazú Fälle
Nahezu von allen Seiten können wir das Naturwunder erleben: Von argentinischen Seite kommen wir den Fällen ganz nah und können fast die Kraft des Wassers fühlen, wenn sich die tosenden Wassermassen ihren Weg nach unten bahnen.

45.-46. Tag: Paraty
Mit dem Flieger geht es nach São Paulo und von dort direkt weiter in den Küstenort Paraty. Schlendere durch die kolonialen Straßen der Stadt, besuche eine Cachaça-Destillerie oder unternehme eine Bootstour.

47.-49. Tag: Ilha Grande
Entspanne an tropischen Stränden oder erkunde die Unterwasserwelt beim Schnorcheln. Auch Wanderungen und Bootstouren um die idyllische Insel sind möglich.

50.-51. Tag: Rio de Janeiro
Willkommen in Rio! Erkunde die Attraktionen der pulsierenden Metropole und mische dich an den Traumstränden Copacabana und Ipanema unter die Einheimischen. Eine Fahrt mit der Seilbahn auf den berühmten Zuckerhut solltest du dir nicht entgehen lassen!

Leistungen enthalten

  • Südamerika Rundreise lt. Programm
  • Transport, Unterbringung und Mahlzeiten wie angegeben
  • Inlandsflüge (Salta - Buenos Aires / Iguazu - Sao Paulo)
  • Ausflüge, Aktivitäten und Besichtigungen laut Programm:
    • Pachamanca-Zeremonie in Nazca
    • Besuch eines Weinguts in Huacachina
    • Ausflug in den Colca Cañon
    • Führung durch Machu Picchu
    • 4-tägige Inca Trail Wanderung mit einheimischem Guide, Koch und Trägern
    • Ausflug auf dem Titicaca See und Übernachtung bei einer Gastfamilie
    • 3-tägige Allrad-Exkursion in die Salzebenen von Uyuni
    • Strandaufenthalt in Ilha Grande
    • Aktivitäten während des Estancia-Aufenthalts (Uruguay)
    • Eintritt und Besuch der argentinischen Seite der Iguazú-Wasserfälle

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar)
  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Trinkgelder, persönliche Ausgaben
  • Reiseversicherungen

Unterbringung

38x Standard-Hotel / Hostel (tlw. Mehrbettzimmer)
4x Nachtbus
3x Camping
1x Gastfamilie
2x Ranch/Estancia (Mehrbettzimmer)
2x einfaches Hotel während der Durchquerung der Salar de Uyuni (Mehrbettzimmer)

Die Unterbringung erfolgt in Zweibett- oder teils in Mehrbettzimmern. Die Zimmer sind mit privaten Badezimmern ausgestattet oder es stehen Gemeinschaftsbadezimmer zur Verfügung.

Gegen Aufpreis ist auch die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer buchbar (außer bei der Gastfamilie, im Nachtbus, im Colca Canyon, im Salar de Uyuni, auf der Estancia und beim Camping). EZ-Zuschlag: 1.249 Euro.

Verpflegung

34x Frühstück
8x Mittagessen
9x Abendessen

Plane zusätzlich 1265-1625 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachiger Reiseleiter während der gesamten Tour, spezieller Inca-Trail-Guide, lokale Guides

Transportarten

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

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

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Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

Folgenden Ausflug kannst du gegen Aufpreis direkt zusammen mit der Tour buchen:

Rainbow Mountain Hike - Full-day Trip: 42 Euro
Bestaune das beeindruckende Farbenspiel des Gesteins auf diesem Ausflug zu den Regenbogenbergen.

Paraty Bootsfahrt: 21 Euro
Schöner als die Costa Verde mit ihren hunderten unberührten Inseln und idyllischen weißen Sandstränden geht es kaum. Fahre mit dem Boot entlang der Küste, Caipirinha und Kamera in der Hand. Nutze Zwischenstopps, um im kristallklaren Wasser zu schwimmen oder ein wenig Sonne zu tanken.

Bootsfahrt zu den Iguazú-Wasserfällen: 60 Euro
Erlebe das Donnern der Iguazú-Wasserfälle unmittelbarer, als du es dir je vorgestellt hättest! Komm an Bord eines Schnellboots und mach dich bereit für eine hautnahe (und sehr, sehr feuchte) Begegnung mit diesem unglaublichen Naturwunder.

Radtour auf der „Todesstraße“: 100 Euro
Hol dir deinen Adrenalinkick bei der Fahrt auf der „gefährlichsten Straße der Welt.“ Die Tour beginnt hoch in den Anden auf 4.700 m und führt über die steile und enge Bergstraße hinab in den bolivianischen Dschungel. Nichts für schwache Nerven – nur für echte Adrenalinjunkies!

Flug über die Nazca-Linien: 106 Euro
Begib dich in die Lüfte und genieße die beste Aussicht auf die rätselhaften Nazca-Linien, eine Reihe von Mustern und Bildern, die in den Boden eingeritzt wurden und ein großes Gebiet der flachen Wüste durchkreuzen. Bewundere diese Linien, die bis zu 10 km lang und dennoch vollkommen gerade sind. Die Darstellungen von Vögeln, Insekten und Tieren sind nur aus der Luft erkennbar. Der Ursprung der Linien, wer sie erstellte und aus welchem Grund ist bis heute ein Rätsel. Gegenwärtige Einschätzungen suggerieren, dass sie Teil eines komplexen landwirtschaftlichen Kalenders gewesen sein könnten.

Tango in Buenos Aires: 69 Euro
Lass dich von professionellen Tänzern mit diesem leidenschaftlichen Tanz verzaubern. Der einst wegen seiner Sinnlichkeit verbotene Tango ist mittlerweile das Symbol von Buenos Aires und ein absolutes Muss beim Besuch dieser pulsierenden Stadt. Während der Vorstellung gibt es außerdem ein leckeres mehrgängiges Menü mit argentinischem Wein.

Arequipa und Umgebung – Panorama-Bustour: 17 Euro
Erkunde die Sehenswürdigkeiten der "Weißen Stadt".

Kajakausflug am Titicaca See: 51 Euro
Deine Reise beginnt frühmorgens mit dem Transfer vom Hotel zum Hafen. Von hier fährst du mit dem Motorboot zweieinhalb Stunden zum Basislager auf der Halbinsel Capachica. Dein Guide erklärt dir das Fahren mit dem Seekajak. Danach paddelst du zur Insel Taquile und kannst unterwegs die Schönheit und Stille des Sees genießen. Nach deiner Ankunft wanderst du zu einem Dorf, wo du ein Mittagessen mit den Einheimischen genießen kannst. Weiter geht es mit dem Motorboot zur Insel Amantaní, wo du deine Gastfamilie für diese Nacht kennenlernst.

Islas Ballestas Tierwelt: 17 Euro
Freue dich auf tolle Begegnungen mit Tieren auf diesem Ausflug zu den Islas Ballestas (auch Perus Little Galápagos genannt). Beobachte verspielte Seelöwen, Humboldt-Pinguine, Tölpel, Pelikane und über 200 Meeresvögel. Vergiss deine Kamera nicht!

Bitte beachte, dass sich die Preise/Aktivitäten jederzeit ändern können.
Day 1: Lima
Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and enjoy the city.

The adventure begins tonight with our Welcome Meeting. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your tour guide will review the details of your tour.

Please note: 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.

Optional Activities:
- Museum of the Inquisition
50PEN per person. Visit the Peruvian Inquisition headquarters showcasing somewhat grotesque wax figures in scenes of imprisonment and torture.

- Lima City Tour
130-186PEN per person. Discover Lima’s highlights on this half-day guided tour. Visit the San Francisco Church and its impressive catacombs, walk around Plaza de Armas, and get to know some of Lima's lovely neighbourhoods. For more information contact Ruben (Best Bite Peru) at +51972584092.

- Pachacamac - Lost Inca Citadel
187-208PEN per person. Visit the Lost Inca Citadel - Pachacamac, a series of pre-Incan adobe structures dedicated to Pachacamac or the "Earth Maker" located about 30km from Lima. Contact Ruben (Best Bite Peru) at +51972584092 for further information.

- Lima at Night and Water Circuit
180-294PEN per person. Get a different perspective of this vibrant city by visiting its highlights at night. Enjoy round-trip transportation and learn about the history at Plaza San Martin while taking in panoramic views, continue on to the iconic Plaza de Armas and soak it all in. End it off with a spectacular water show complete with lights, music, and dozens of fountains at the "Circuito Magico del Agua." Contact Ruben (Best Bite Peru) at +51972584092 for further information.

- Lima Paragliding
280PEN per person. Glide over Costa Verde, hover over Lima’s city life and see the desert dunes over Pachacamac. Tandem flights are available to those who have never glided.

Accommodation: Hotel Gemina (or similar)

Day 2: Lima - Paracas
Free morning in Lima in the morning before travelling by bus to Paracas. There's not a lot of time to explore this morning as the bus to the station picks up around midday. Savour a pisco sour while staying in Pisco's neighbouring town of Paracas.

Accommodation: Hotel Refugio del Pirata (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Paracas - Nazca
Optional visit to 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, which provide an excellent chance to view a lively sea lion colony, pelicans, penguins, and other varieties of birdlife.

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 around the nearby oasis of Huacachina, the dunes are perfect as 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.

Optional Activities:
- Ballestas Islands Excursion
20USD per person. Visit this group of islands off the Peruvian coast, an excellent place to go wildlife watching. Spot sea lion colonies, Humbodlt penguins, and a variety of bird life.

- Sandboarding in Ica
65PEN 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: San Marcelo Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Dinner

Day 4: Nazca - Arequipa
Opt for a flight over the Nazca Lines. Overnight bus to Arequipa.

Optional Activities:
- Flight over Nazca Lines
122USD 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 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.

- Nazca Desert Cemetery and Potter's Studio Guided Tour
80PEN per person. 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.

Accomodation: Overnight bus

Day 5: Arequipa
Free time in Arequipa. Opt to visit the Santa Catalina Convent or a local hot spring.

Those with an interest in history and architecture may opt to visit the Convent of Santa Catalina, which offers a brief respite from the outside world and a unique view into a bygone way of life. Other optional excursions include rafting and mountaineering.

For spicy food lovers, checking out one of the "Picanterías" is a must. Arequipa has a variety of regional food: alpaca, shrimp, pork, lots of soups, and spicy sauces.

Optional Activities:
- Santa Catalina Monastery Visit
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
20USD per person. Head out and see the sights, exploring all you can of "the white city."

- Juanita Museum
60PEN per person. Visit the Museo Santuarios Andinos, also known as the Juanita Museum for the well-preserved mummy of a young Incan girl sacrificed to the Incan Gods in the 1500s. Juanita remained preserved on the top of Mt Ambato until quite recently, she was discovered in the mid-90s and was briefly displayed in the National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Accommodation: Hotel Arequipa Inn (or similar)

Day 6: Arequipa - Chivay
Take a full-day tour of the spectacular Colca Valley, and opt for a soak in hot springs.

Enjoy an overnight excursion to the impressive Colca Canyon - one of the deepest canyons in the world. Stop in fascinating villages and at “miradors” (scenic lookouts), where, with a little luck, visitors can see Andean condors soaring over the majestic Andes. Other unusual animals that can be spotted in the Andean landscape include three different species of camelids: alpaca, llama and vicuña.

Included activities:
- Colca Canyon Guided Tour
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
15PEN per personSoak your weary bones in steaming hot water pouring from the earth and relax.

Accommodation: Hotel Casa de Lucila (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Chivay
Set out looking for the majestic soaring condors.

Get an early start to go on the lookout for flying condors. Travel from Chivay town to a condor viewpoint to admire these magnificent birds in the air. On the way back, stop by some local villages and viewpoints to see old terraces and sections of Colca Canyon, the deepest canyon in the world.

Included activities:
- Colca Canyon Guided Tour
Spot condors on this guided tour, and keep your eyes peeled for other unusual animals.

Accommodation: Hotel Casa de Lucila (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Arequipa - Cusco
In the morning head back to Arequipa and enjoy a free day. Overnight bus to Cusco.

Accomodation: Overnight bus
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Cusco
Free time to explore Cusco. Opt for a city tour or go whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking.

Optional Activities:
- Whitewater Rafting Urubamba
165PEN per person. 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.

- Horseback Riding
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
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.

- La Merced Visit
Enjoy a visit to this historic church and convent, first built in 1536 and rebuilt in 1675 (it was destroyed in the 1650 earthquake). Take in the wonderful architecture here, including Baroque Renaissance cloisters and beautiful wood carvings. There's also an ornate monstrance on display; made of gold and covered with gemstones, it's a must see.

- Cusco Cathedral Visit
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.

- La Compañía Visit
Enjoy a visit to this beautiful church famous for its architecture and considered one of the best examples of colonial Baroque style in the Americas. Admire its stone facade and beautiful wood and gold leaf altar.

- San Francisco Visit
This charming colonial era church is named after Viceroy Francisco de Toledo, who built it in 1572. The church, like many around it, was damaged in the earthquake of 1650 and had to be restored. Admire the beautiful stone masonry here.

- Coricancha and Santo Domingo Visit
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.

- Archaeological Museum Visit
Get ready to explore the artifacts from the Inca Empire, including mummies, jewelry, skulls, and ceramics.

- Cusco City Tour
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.

- Inka Museum
10PEN per person. Get ready to explore the artifacts from the Inca Empire, including mummies, jewelry, skulls, and ceramics at this museum of archaeology.

- Cusco City Tour
45PEN per person. 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.

- Cusco Tourist Ticket
130PEN per person. This ticket allows admission at 16 sights of the city of Cusco including many popular museums and cathedrals, the ticket also provides entrance to Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park, and sights in the South Valley of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Accommodation: Hotel Cusco Plaza I (or similar)

Day 10: Cusco
Enjoy another free day in Cusco. Make the most of your time in Cusco.

Optional Activities:
**SEE DAY 9**

Accommodation: Hotel Cusco Plaza I (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11: Cusco - Ollantaytambo
Learn about the Sacred Valley en route to Ollantaytambo. Opt to take a Sacred Valley tour with a visit to a supported women's weaving co-op.

Ollantaytambo is a major Inca ruin site and a first taste of what lies ahead. For those craving more before they head out on the Trail, opt to take a Sacred Valley tour which includes a visit to a supported women's weaving co-op.

Optional Activities:
- Sacred Valley Tour
60PEN per person. Opt to add a Sacred Valley tour, which includes a visit to a supported women's weaving co-op, the impressive Pisac ruins, the colourful artisan market (market days only), and the large ruin site of Ollantaytambo that lies adjacent to the town of the same name.

- Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit
Visit the Ccaccaccollo community centre which travellers' donations helped create 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.

- Ollantaytambo Ruins Guided Tour
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.

- Sacred Valley Brewery
Delight your tastebuds and sample high-quality beer with the breathtaking Sacred Valley as a backdrop. This craft brewery uses local ingredients to make award-winning brews and gives back to the surrounding communities. What's not to like?

Accommodation: Hotel Las Orquideas Ollantaytambo (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12: INCA TRAIL / Ollantaytambo - Wayllabamba Camp
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.

Included activities:
- Hike Inca Trail (Day 1)
Inca Trail KM 82 – Wayllabamba Camp / 5-6 hours - 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: INCA TRAIL / Wayllabamba Camp - Paqaymayo Camp
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. Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax.

Included activities:
- Hike Inca Trail (Day 2)
Wayllabamba Camp – Paqaymayo Camp / 6-7 hours - 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. 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: INCA TRAIL / Paqaymayo Camp - Wiñaywayna
Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m 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. On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley.

At 3,650m, 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.

Included activities:
- Hike Inca Trail (Day 3)
Paqaymayo Camp – Wiñaywayna / 9 hours - 16km
Cross two passes and more ruins along the Inca Trail on the last full day of hiking. Traverse Runquraway at 3,950m, and then reach the second pass at 3,700m. 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: INCA TRAIL / Wiñaywayna - Cusco
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 any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon.

Included activities:
- Hike Inca Trail (Day 4)
Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu / 1:30 hours - 4km
Wake around 03:30 to reach the Sun Gate as early as possible. 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. Eat and relax before the train ride back to Cusco this evening.

- Machu Picchu Guided Tour
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).

Accommodation: Hotel Cusco Plaza I (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 16: Cusco
Free day to explore more of Cusco or just relax.

Optional Activities:
**SEE DAY 9**

Accommodation: Hotel Cusco Plaza I (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 17: Cusco - Puno
Travel through the high Altiplano region to travel to Puno on Lake Titicaca.

Accommodation: Hostal Helena Inn (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 18: Puno - Lago Titicaca
Guided tour of Lake Titicaca with a homestay in a local village. Head out by boat across Lake Titicaca. Visit the community on Taquile Island and enjoy a local 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.

Included activities:
- Lake Titicaca Guided Boat Tour (Day 1)
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, enjoy an overnight stay with a host family and a chance to learn about life on the islands.

Accommodation: Amantani Homestay (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 19: Lago Titicaca - Puno
Leave the homestay families late morning, and visit the floating islands of Uros 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.

Included activities:
- Lake Titicaca Guided Boat Tour (Day 2)
Spend the morning with the homestay families, 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!).

Optional Activities:
- Sillustani Burial Towers Tour
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 in height.

- Lake Titicaca Kayaking
59USD per person. Take to the waters of the highest navigable body of water in the world, Lake Titicaca, and paddle out to Laquina Island. Get a glimpse into local island life before heading back across the lake to Puno.

Accommodation: Hostal Helena Inn (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 20: Puno - La Paz
Cross over into Bolivia for a night out in the highest city of the trip. Oxygen bar anyone?

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 4,000m above sea level, so be prepared for cool evenings and mornings.

Optional Activities:
- Witches' Market Visit
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.

- Valley of the Moon Tour
150BOB per person. Tour the lunar landscape of the Valley of the Moon, observe the clay formations carved into the landscape by years of erosion.

- La Paz City Tour
90BOB per person. Explore the city on a guided tour. Check out stunning cathedrals, impressive museums, and lively markets, learning more about the history of this fascinating city. Look for majestic Mt Illimani in the background.

Accommodation: Hotel Las Brisas (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 21: La Paz
Free day in La Paz. Opt to visit Iglesia de San Francisco, the Valley of the Moon, the Witches' Market, or the nearby Tiahuanaco Ruins.

Optional Activities:
- Tiahuanaco Ruins Visit
150BOB per person. Enjoy a visit to this spectacular pre-Colombian archaeological site. It was the capital of an empire that extended into Peru and Chile from 300 to 1000 AD. Check out the fantastic buildings, architecture, sculptures and carvings firsthand and get a taste of an era long gone.

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

- 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.

- Death Road Biking Adventure
115USD per person. Get your adrenaline pumping as you soar down the 'world's most dangerous road.' Start high up in the Andes at 4,700m (15,420 ft) and wind your way down this steep, narrow road on the mountainside into the depths of the Bolivian jungle. This is not one for the faint of heart, adrenaline junkies only!

Accommodation: Hotel Las Brisas (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 22: La Paz - Sucre
Enjoy a free day to explore the vibrant markets and winding streets of the city before boarding a night bus to Sucre.

Accomodation: Overnight bus (La Paz – Sucre / 14 hours)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 23: Sucre
Free time to explore the city, the former capital of Bolivia. For more active options opt to go hiking in the surrounding area or mountain biking.

Travel south to Sucre. Tackle the city as there is a lot to offer during the two days here. Optional activities include a visit to an old tin baron’s mansion and a textile cooperative, mountain biking, and hiking.

Optional Activities:
- Textile Cooperative Visit
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.

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

- Dinosaur Tracks Excursion
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'.

- Sunday Tarabuco Market
40BOB per person. On a Sunday morning, the Tarabuco market offers a glimpse into daily Bolivian life and the diversity of its people. Where indigenous groups from the surrounding area gather on Sundays to sell their goods.

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

Accommodation: Hotel Independencia (or similar)

Day 24: Sucre
Enjoy another free day to explore Sucre and surroundings.

Accommodation: Hotel Independencia (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 25: Sucre - Potosí
Travel south to the one of the world's highest cities. Staying in the Bolivian highlands, we travel south to the city of Potosí. The highest city of its size in the world, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has had a tumultuous history as a silver mining centre during colonial times.

Accommodation: Hotel Gran Libertador (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 26: Potosí
Get out and explore Potosí, learn about the history of the city while wandering the streets. Stop at the market and interact with the locals.

Optional Activities:
- Silver Mine Tour
150BOB per person. 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 Potosí. 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)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 27: Potosí - Uyuni
Travel to Uyuni and get ready for an excursion to the salt flats.

Accommodation: Hotel Samay Wasi (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 28: Uyuni - Salar de Uyuni
Enjoy a three-day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano with spectacular scenery. Last stop for the evening is a G Adventures-supported community lodge in a traditional agricultural village in the heart of a desert oasis.

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 3-night excursion through the spectacular Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats) in 4x4 vehicles.

Spend three days in the stunning landscapes between the Salar de Uyuni and the Atacama Desert in Chile. Our groups like to get creative with photography, as the endless white of the salt flats creates some great depth illusions that are fun to play with in photos.

The tour takes us through the impressive large red lagoon of Laguna Colorada and the striking blue-green Laguna Verde at 5,000m.

Settle in to our special community salt-brick bungalow, complete with salt floors and furniture, after a guided walking tour up to the sacred Jukil mountaintop for sweeping valley views and a dinner of local ingredients prepared by ladies from the community.

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.

Included activities:
- Salt Flats Excursion
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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 29: Salar de Uyuni
Continue exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion. Admire the spectacular scenery while passing red and blue lagoons along the route. Spot wild llamas, alpacas and even flamingos deep within the desert.

Included activities:
- Salt Flats Excursion
Spend
three days in the stunning landscape between the Salar de Uyuni and the
Atacama Desert in Chile.

Accomodation: Quetana
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 30: Salar de Uyuni - San Pedro de Atacama
Rise early to cover more ground of the unique landscape of the Uyuni Salt Flats. Continue to see incredible scenery, including volcanoes, salt lakes and geysers. Travel to the border and descend by bus to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. It's a long but scenic drive.

After continuing through the Uyuni Salt Flats in the morning, hop on a bus further south to the dry desert regions of Argentina and Chile, where we stop in the little town of San Pedro de Atacama, on the edge of the Atacama desert - the driest place on earth.

Optional Activities:
- Valley of the Moon Visit / San Pedro de Atacama
15000CLP per person. The sunset brings out a variety of colours over this majestic valley that experts say is the area on Earth that most closely resembles moon's surface. Explore the incredible formations created by wind and rain over millennia in this unique location between the Andes mountains and one of the world's driest deserts.

Accommodation: Hostal Puritama (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 31: San Pedro de Atacama
Opt to go sandboarding or mountain biking, or visit the Valley of the Moon. There are plenty of optional excursions here - biking, exploring nearby ruins, horseback riding, and touring the Valley of the Moon.

Optional Activities:
- Mountain Biking
1500-5000CLP per person. Work up a sweat while exploring this scenic destination on the seat of a mountain bike.

- Horseback Riding
Saddle up and head out on horseback for a new perspective on this scenic destination.

- Valley of the Moon Visit
15000CLP per person. The sunset brings out a variety of colours over this majestic valley that experts say is the area on Earth that most closely resembles moon's surface. Explore the incredible formations created by wind and rain over millennia in this unique location between the Andes mountains and one of the world's driest deserts.

- Observatory Tour
20000CLP per person. Gaze at the impressive desert stars from one of the best places to see them in the world and be guided on a planetary journey with an expert astronomer.

- San Pedro de Atacama Hot Springs
10000CLP per person. Relax in large geothermal pools surrounded by stunning desert landscapes and scenery.

- Sandboarding
17000CLP per person. Hit the dunes and experience the rush of surfing down.

Accommodation: Hostal Puritama (or similar)

Day 32: San Pedro de Atacama - Salta
Cross the border into Argentina. We make our way to Salta, situated in the Lerma Valley of northern Argentina. Salta is home to empanadas salteñas - the delicious local specialty, and no visit to the town will be complete without giving them a try. In the evening, opt to experience a local celebration at one of the "Peña" folklore shows.

Optional Activities:
- Peña Folklore Show
400ARS per person. Enjoy a combination of local musical, dancing, wine and food at a peñas folklóricas. The performances can take place in restaurants, open-air squares or music halls and are usually very casual. While dancing the chacarera or zamba, any guitarist can jump on stage or start to sing. Dance the night away, try some delicious Argentine red wine and enjoy the great music.

Accommodation: La Candelaria Hotel (or similar)

Day 33: Salta
Explore the city and enjoy the local cuisine. Opt to take a trip through the scenic Quebrada de las Conchas to Cafayate, or visit the High Mountain Archaeological Museum.

Optional Activities:
- Quebrada de las Conchas
Wind your way through valleys to the impressive layered red rock walls of the Quebrada de las Conchas, carved into high walls over time by the Las Conchas River. This is a spectacular sight, so be sure to take a few photos.

- Cafayate Full Day Tour
500ARS per person. Travel along beautiful valleys and stop by the Quebrada de las Conchas, a beautiful red rock gorge with unique shapes eroded into its walls by wind and water. Continue on to the town of Cafayate, home to several vineyards and wineries that produce the torrontes grape. Be sure to sample some of this white wine that is produced at remarkably high altitudes. Salud!

- Museum of High Altitude Archeology
Free. The Museum of High Altitude Archeology offers a peek into Inca culture in the Andes, with a focus on child sacrifices. The mummified remains of one such sacrifice is on display in the museum.

- Horseback Riding
900ARS per person. Admire the scenery while your ride slowly carries you across hills and along trails in the countryside.

Accommodation: La Candelaria Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 34: Salta - Buenos Aires
Skip a long bus journey with a quick flight to Buenos Aires. Take an optional city tour, and enjoy free time to explore the many attractions. In the evening, consider hitting a tango show, then sample the city's famous nightlife.

When you are done exploring, settle your weary feet and enjoy a drink in one of the many sidewalk cafes and restaurants and begin to understand the contemplative Argentine way of life. Try the succulent bife and parrilladas!

Optional Activities:
- Tango Dinner Show
80USD per person. Discover the passion of tango. Watch the pros step and slide around the dance floor while you dine on a traditional Argentine dinner. Get lost in the music, savour the sensuality, and see why this traditional dance continues to ignite the senses of locals and visitors alike.

- Buenos Aires Guided City Tour
Enjoy a guided tour exploring beautiful, vibrant Buenos Aires. Be introduced to historic sites and districts, including Plaza de Mayo where Eva Peron's famed balcony presides over the square. See La Boca and San Telmo's colourful street life, painted houses, and the famed Recoleta Cemetery.

- Buenos Aires Bike Tour
450-600ARS per person. Experience this vibrant city cruising around on a bicycle with a local Argentine. Bike, helmet, knowledgeable tour guide, they've got it all taken care of, just come along for the ride and take in the many historical sights on offer. Discover Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo and the working class neighbourhoods where Tango was born.

- Teatro Colón Tour
250ARS per person. Explore this stunning opera house on a guided tour and find out why it is voted one of the best acoustic venues in the world.

Accommodation: Hostel Milhouse Avenue (or similar)

Day 35: Buenos Aires
Enjoy a free day to explore beautiful Buenos Aires.

Get out and explore. Consider visiting the districts of La Boca, Recoleta, and San Telmo or catch a tango show at one of the many famous tanguerías. Wander the pedestrian walkways and see some dancing in the streets.

Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

Optional Activities:
- Buenos Aires Guided City Tour
Enjoy a guided tour exploring beautiful, vibrant Buenos Aires. Be introduced to historic sites and districts, including Plaza de Mayo where Eva Peron's famed balcony presides over the square. See La Boca and San Telmo's colourful street life, painted houses, and the famed Recoleta Cemetery.

- Tango Dinner Show
80USD per person. Discover the passion of tango. Watch the pros step and slide around the dance floor while you dine on a traditional Argentine dinner. Get lost in the music, savour the sensuality, and see why this traditional dance continues to ignite the senses of locals and visitors alike.

- La Boca Neighbourhood Visit
20-100ARS per person. Visit La Boca to soak in the vibrancy of the barrio’s brightly coloured buildings and El Caminito (a cobblestone street lined with artist studios that’s often used as an impromptu setting for tango performances). Or, if lucky, catch a match at fabled La Bombonera, the home stadium of the Boca Juniors’ fútbol club (the crowd's excitement is electric!).

- Buenos Aires Bike Tour
450-600ARS per person. Experience this vibrant city cruising around on a bicycle with a local Argentine. Bike, helmet, knowledgeable tour guide, they've got it all taken care of, just come along for the ride and take in the many historical sights on offer. Choose to explore the South and discover Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo and the working class neighbourhoods where Tango was born. Or, explore the North and discover grand, leafy, parks, the famed Recoleta cemetery, European architecture and some of Buenos Aires' wealthier neighbourhoods.

Accommodation: Hostel Milhouse Avenue (or similar)

Day 36: Buenos Aires
Free time to explore the many attractions. Check out a football match, a tango show or the city's famous nightlife.

Known as the ‘Paris of the Americas,’ Buenos Aires is a vibrant city full of life. Visit the districts of La Boca, Recoleta, and San Telmo or catch a tango show at one of the many famous tanguerías. Wander the pedestrian walkways and see some dancing in the streets. Whatever you do, Buenos Aires is sure to leave lasting memories.

Optional Activities:
- Buenos Aires Guided City Tour
Enjoy a guided tour exploring beautiful, vibrant Buenos Aires. Be introduced to historic sites and districts, including Plaza de Mayo where Eva Peron's famed balcony presides over the square. See La Boca and San Telmo's colourful street life, painted houses, and the famed Recoleta Cemetery.

- Buenos Aires Bike Tour
450-600ARS per person. Experience this vibrant city cruising around on a bicycle with a local Argentine. Bike, helmet, knowledgeable tour guide, they've got it all taken care of, just come along for the ride and take in the many historical sights on offer. Choose to explore the South and discover Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo and the working class neighbourhoods where Tango was born. Or, explore the North and discover grand, leafy, parks, the famed Recoleta cemetery, European architecture and some of Buenos Aires' wealthier neighbourhoods.

Accommodation: Hotel Carsson (or similar)

Day 37: Buenos Aires - Colonia del Sacramento
Cross the Río de la Plata by ferry to Colonia, Uruguay. Explore on an orientation walk, then enjoy free time to explore the area and relax at a streetside café.

Included activities:
- Orientation Walk Colonia
Enjoy a brief walk with your tour guide. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

Optional Activities:
- Golf Cart Rental
18USD per person. Rent golf cart and jostle your way around the Old Town in Colonia.

Accommodation: Hotel Esperanza & Artemisa Spa (or similar)
Note: In high season, accommodation may be multi-share.

Day 38: Colonia del Sacramento - Montevideo
Travel by local bus from Colonia to Montevideo in the morning (3 hours). Free afternoon to explore.

Spend free time in Montevideo exploring the city and Mercado del Puerto, having a picnic in the park or visiting Estadio Centenario where the first World Cup was played in 1930. Cycle around the coast or head to the beach.

Optional Activities:
- Cycle the Coast
550UYU per person. Rent some wheels and head to the Rambla. This 22 km long avenue runs along the water and is great for cycling, running and enjoying the views. Head east from Punta Carretas to the city’s scenic suburbs. Bring water and snacks, slather on the sunscreen and enjoy the journey.

- Estadio Centenario Visit
150UYU per person. Pull on your jersey and don your cleats to channel your inner football (soccer) player in Montevideo’s Centenario Stadium. Built to host the 1930 FIFA World Cup, and to commemorate the country’s first constitution, it continues to host Uruguay’s national team (who maintain a winning record against visiting European players). A parade of pop stars, including Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams, Enrique Iglesias and Luciano Pavarotti have also performed here.

- Port Market
Meat. Meat. Meat. Oh, and you’ll also find fruits and vegetables, leather goods, spices and souvenirs. Inaugurated in 1868, the historic Port Market comes alive at mealtimes with the smoky smells of grilled steak, chorizo, pork and chicken. Bring an appetite and savour the sights and tastes of this meeting place in Montevideo. Outside, enjoy the rhythms of the Afro-Uruguayan "candombe" drums and dance along if you dare.

- Museo del Carnaval
100UYU per person. Step inside the Carnival Museum and learn the history behind Montevideo’s 40-day celebration filled with costumes, masks, music and more. Located near the port market, colourful exhibits trace the evolution of this festival from the 18th Century masters who allowed their slaves one day to celebrate their African culture. Candome music – merging African and Uruguayan drum rhythms – is one result.

- Viven Museum (Museo Andes 1972)
Learn more about the fascinating story of the famous plane crash carrying a Uruguayan rugby team and how 16 of the passengers survived for 72 days in extraordinary circumstances.

- Candombe
Experience the UNESCO recognized, Candombe. Originating originally from slavery in Uruguay, slaves would gather to perform drum and dance performances, practiced largely today as an apology for times past, this unique performance is worth a watch.

Accommodation: Dazzler Hotel Montevideo (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 39: Montevideo
Free time to explore Montevideo. Take as much time as you'd like to explore. Take a day trip to Punta del Este or enjoy Montevideo and have a delicious picnic in the park.

Optional Activities:
- Estadio Centenario Visit
150UYU per person. Pull on your jersey and don your cleats to channel your inner football (soccer) player in Montevideo’s Centenario Stadium. Built to host the 1930 FIFA World Cup, and to commemorate the country’s first constitution, it continues to host Uruguay’s national team (who maintain a winning record against visiting European players). A parade of pop stars, including Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams, Enrique Iglesias and Luciano Pavarotti have also performed here.

- Day Trip to Punta del Este
1400UYU per person. Take a two hour road trip to Punta del Este, South America’s “Monaco”. Visit upscale neighbourhoods to see colourful homes and gorgeous gardens. Head to Playa Brava, watch surfers and take photos of the famous “Fingers” sculpture which shows a giant hand protruding from the sand. Check out Playa Mansa on the calm side of the peninsula, then visit Casa Pueblo, a Mediterranean-styled villa, museum and art gallery designed by local painter/sculptor Carlos Páez Vilaró.

Accommodation: Dazzler Hotel Montevideo (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

Day 40: Montevideo - Mercedes
Leave the city and lights behind in favour of the Uruguayan rural life.

Today travel by day through picturesque settlements and pastures finishing in the last Uruguayan stop - a local ranch, known in the region as an estancia.

Accommodation: Estancia La Sirena (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 41: Mercedes
Get dirty working at the ranch, go for a hike in the countryside, and indulge in local barbecues and wine.

Spend a day at the estancia getting into rural life. Learn about the historical roots of the region, lend a hand on the farm, go for a walk, make bread or sit back and sip on the wines of the region as you take in local Uruguayan life. Participate in as much or as little as you'd like at the estancia. Dive in and help out or put your feet up.

Accommodation: Estancia La Sirena (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 42: Mercedes - Foz do Iguaçu
In the morning cross the border into Gualeguaychu in Argentina, then begin the long overnight journey to Iguassu Falls. Get ready for a long journey. Bring snacks, water, toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

Accomodation: Overnight bus Mercedes – Puerto Iguazú (Travel time: 16-18 hours)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 43: Foz do Iguaçu
In the morning opt to visit the Brazilian side of the falls and get an incredible panoramic view. Opt to take a helicopter ride over the falls, visit a bird park or see the Itaipu Dam.

Included activities:
- Iguassu Falls Guided Tour / Foz do Iguaçu
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.

Optional Activities:
- Iguassu Falls Bird Park Visit
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).

- Itaipú Dam Visit
100BRL per person. Prepare to be wowed by this impressive feat of engineering. Voted by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the modern Wonders of World, the Itaipú Dam is the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world. Go behind the scenes to see how water from the Paraná River is converted into electricity to power Paraguay and 25% of Brazil.

- Iguassu Falls (Brazil Side) Guided Tour
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.

Accommodation: Hotel Cassino (or similar)

Day 44: Foz do Iguaçu
Today enjoy a full day excursion to the Argentinian side of the falls. Wander along the walk paths that connect different view points of the falls. Opt to take a boat tour to see the cascading falls from below.

Included activities:
- 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.

Optional Activities:
- Iguassu Falls Boat Tour / Puerto Iguazú
700ARS 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 Cassino (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 45: Foz do Iguaçu - Paraty
Skipping the long bus ride, we fly to Sao Paulo and head straight to Paraty, a quaint colonial town on the coast renowned for its architecture. Explore colonial Paraty, then hit the beach.

We start early to make the most of the day and arrive to Paraty with time to explore. Start time can be from 4 to 4.30am as our flight is usually 6am, this can change. From Sao Paulo Airport we travel by private vehicle to Paraty which takes around 5-6 hours.

Accommodation: Pousada Marendaz (or similar)
Note: In high season, accommodation in Paraty may be multi-share.

Day 46: Paraty
Free time to explore Paraty's beaches, a national park and surroundings. Opt to visit a cachaça distillery or take a boat tour to nearby islands.

Paraty is a quaint colonial town renowned for its architecture - the pace might be slow but there's a lot to choose from. Considered one of the world's most important examples of Portuguese colonial architecture by UNESCO, the historic centre is a well-preserved national historic monument, and today has been closed to vehicles to preserve its laid-back colonial ambiance. Optional caipirinha boat trip, regular boat trips, kayak tours, horseback riding and jeep tours.

Optional Activities:
- Swimming
Grab your bathing suit and towel, sturdy walking shoes and lots of sunscreen (the sun is intense here) and head to one of the many beaches and fishing villages found in quiet bays near Paraty. Most are accessible by local bus or taxi or boat shuttle.

- Cachaça Distillery Visit
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
Explore some of Paraty's 65 islands and hundreds of beaches on a schooner tour.

- Snorkelling
Book a special boat trip or simply rent a mask and fins and float in the waters near Paraty. Ask your tour guide for the best snorkel sites. Ilha Comprida is known locally as “nature’s aquarium”; the waters are filled with fish. Other spots include Trinidade and Sao Gonçalo. Bring an underwater camera if you’ve got one. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to document the aquatic life teeming in these clear turquoise waters.

- Diving
Brazil is a diver’s paradise. Its waters include a rich variety of fish, mammals, kelp and coral. Spot brilliantly coloured fish accented against the white sand ocean floor. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, sea turtles and nurse sharks. Paraty boasts at least 10 locations recommended for SCUBA diving. Explore the waters off islands with exotic names – Cocos, Meros, Deserta – and add an unforgettable underwater adventure to your list of most memorable moments.

- Hiking
Choose from one of many options to explore the trails around Paraty. Step back in time along the Gold Trail (Caminho do Ouro), built by African slaves in the 18th Century, and imagine the difficulty of carrying gold from Brazil’s interior to Paraty’s port and then Portugal. Opt for other hikes (2-3 hrs) through Atlantic rainforest and ending at gorgeous beaches and fishing villages. Remember to bring lots of water!

- Horseback Riding
120-150BRL per person. Throw on some long pants, grab the reins and hop up on a well-trained horse. Trail ride through the Atlantic rainforest in the mountains around Paraty. Cross rivers and follow trails lined with tropical trees. Reach a lookout and see the village and the water below. Stop at a waterfall and jump in! Let the rushing water massage your muscles then hop back on the horses and gallop home.

- 4x4 Tour
100BRL per person. Hop in the back of a jeep and hang on for this tropical tour. Enter the Serra da Bocaina National Park, visit waterfalls (great for photos and swimming), and step back in time along the Gold Trail road, constructed by African slaves to transport gold mined inland and transported to Paraty port bound for Portugal.

- Paraty Boat Tour
100BRL per person. Home to hundreds of pristine islands and idyllic white sand beaches it doesn't get much better than the Costa Verde. Cruise up the coast with a caipirinha in one hand and your camera in the other. Stop along the way to swim in the crystal clear waters or to catch a few rays.

- Trindade Day Trip
5BRL per person. Located about 25km (15.5 mi) away from the town of Paraty is the small beach town of Trindade. Walk along the sandy beach, play in the water and opt to go surfing.

Accommodation: Pousada Marendaz (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 47: Paraty - Ilha Grande
Continue by van up the coast, and take a ferry to Ilha Grande. Tavel to the port in Angra dos Reis and catch a boat over to Ilha Grande not far from the coast. You made it to an island paradise! Go explore it.

Accommodation: Pousada Bugio (or similar)
Note: In high season, accommodation in Ilha Grande may be multi-share.

Meals: Breakfast

Days 48: Ilha Grande
Free time to explore the beaches of Ilha Grande. Opt to hike the remote trails, take a boat trip around the island, play in the waves or go snorkelling.

Optional Activities:
- Snorkelling
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
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
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.

- Swimming
Dive in and enjoy the beautiful water of this island paradise.

- Hike to Pico do Papagaio
130BRL 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.

- Diving
Explore one of the world’s largest concentrations of underwater shipwrecks, many lost during pirate battles in the 16th-18th centuries in the waters off Ilha Grande. Dive to see the Pinguino cargo ship as well as the remains of a helicopter near Laja do Mataríz. Discover massive underwater caves, swim with schools of tropical fish and admire the colours of corals and reefs, in the warm salt water where visibility varies from 6-20m (20-66 ft).

- Biking
Fill your water bottle, rent a bike in Abraão Village and get ready to sweat. Peddle to Preta Beach to see the ruins of the Lazareto, initially a building to quarantine immigrants arriving from Europe, then converted to a prison which operated up until 1994. Follow the Cascade Path to the old Aqueduct (Aqueduto) and imagine it’s 1893 and water is running along the stone structure to supply the Lazareto.

Accommodation: Pousada Bugio (or similar)

Day 49: Ilha Grande - Rio de Janeiro
Travel to Rio de Janeiro, and explore the city using a centrally located hostel in Copacabana as a base.

Leaving the port after returning from Ilha Grande, a dramatic road then takes us north along the coast through superb scenery before rounding the cliffs at Vidigal. Get a first glimpse of one of the most memorable cities in the world, Brazil’s ocean-side jewel, Río de Janeiro.

Enjoy any free time by taking an optional city tour or exploring the wonders that this city has to offer from the centrally located hostel in Copacabana.

The hostel has private rooms with private bathrooms for travellers, but its common areas are shared with other guests of the hostel.

Accommodation: Cabana Copa Hostel (or similar)

Day 50: Rio de Janeiro
Rio has so much to offer, take advantage of the day and opt to take a city tour. Visit the Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain and enjoy the incredible views of the city. Sip on a Caipirinha drink and relax on Copacabana beach.

Optional Activities:
- Rio de Janeiro City Tour
210BRL 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.

- Rio Football Game
150-200BRL per person. If it's a game day, catch a football match (or some call it soccer). Watch the local cheers for their team and join in the celebrations.

Accommodation: CabanaCopa Hostel (or similar)

Day 51: Rio de Janeiro
Depart at any time.

Meals: Breakfast
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Reisestil
Basic:
- Ein sehr gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis, hochwertige Erlebnisse
- Einfache und saubere Hotels, Pensionen und ausgewählte Hostels mit guter Lage und Charakter
- Erschwingliche Transporte mit öffentlichen und privaten Verkehrsmitteln für eine intensive kulturelle Interaktion
- Viele optionale Aktivitäten, zugeschnitten auf deine Interessen und dein Budget

Was ist ein "Yolo-Trip"?
Unserer Yolo-Trips bieten unverfälschte Reiseerlebnisse in kleinen Gruppen für entdeckungsfreudige Reisende, die die Welt so erleben möchten, wie sie wirklich ist. Jeder Trip verbindet die Höhepunkte des Landes mit spontanen Situationen, gewährt dir persönliche Freiheit und ermöglicht dir Begegnungen mit den Einheimischen, zu einem Preis, bei dem dein Taschengeld dort bleibt, wo es hingehört.

Für alle 18-39 jährigen Globetrotter
In unseren Gruppen triffst du die unterschiedlichsten Menschen, und genau das macht sie so interessant. aber eins haben alle unsere Reisenden gemeinsam: sie mögen es nicht, wie Touristen herumgetrieben zu werden.

Lokale Transportmittel
Wie du auf deiner Reise von A nach B kommst, hängt größtenteils von deiner Wahl der Reiseart und des Reisestils ab. In den meisten Fällen benutzen wir lokale Transportmittel - Busse, Taxis und dergleichen - während wir auf Camping-Trips private Fahrzeuge benutzen, damit du deine Sachen leicht unterbringen kannst und wir unsere Zwischenstopps flexibel gestalten können.

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

Regionale Küche
Einige Mahlzeiten sind im Reisepreis mit inbegriffen, 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, dem Abgrasen der Straßenverkaufsstände in Asien oder allem, was auf dem Markt gut aussieht.

Internationale Gruppen
Unsere Gruppen sind im Durchschnitt mit 14 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 Freunde finden. 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. Dein Reiseleiter hat nur ein Anliegen: 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.

Kein Aufpreis für Einzelreisende
Wir glauben, dass Leute, die allein auf Reisen gehen, dieselben Vorteile verdienen wie die, die mit einem Freund reisen, und erheben daher keinen Aufpreis. Wir suchen dir einen Zimmergenossen gleichen Geschlechts, oder du kannst zu einem kleinen Aufpreis ein Einzelzimmer buchen, wenn du ein Zimmer für dich allein möchtest.

100 % Garantierte Abreisetermine
Die Sicherheit, zu wissen, dass deine Abreise garantiert ist, ist ein unschlagbares Gefühl, und da wir dieses Gefühl so sehr mögen, dachten wir, dass es jeder genießen können sollte. Daher garantieren wir, dass alle Abreisetermine dieser Tour verbindlich durchgeführt werden. Ja, alle. Wenn du gebucht und bezahlt hast, fährst du auch. Garantiert. Wir sagen deine Reise auf gar keinen Fall ab (außer wegen extremen Witterungsbedingungen oder aus Sicherheitsgründen). Versprochen.

Kombireise
Diese Reise setzt sich aus verschiedenen Tourabschnitten zusammen, daher kann sich die Gruppenzusammensetzung und Reiseleitung während der Tour ändern. Ihr reist gemeinsam mit Teilnehmern, welche die Reise entweder schon früher begonnen haben bzw. die diese im Anschluss an diese Tour noch weiter fortsetzen oder auch nur einen Teilabschnitt dieser Reise gebucht haben.

Hinweis zum Inka Trail
Seit 2002 gibt es Genehmigungen zum Schutz der Stätte und des Ökosystems. Nur eine bestimmte Anzahl von Wanderern (500 pro Tag) dürfen seither auf den Inka-Pfad. Dies schließt Bergführer, Tourguides, Träger, Koch etc. mit ein. Ist die vorgegebene Zahl erreicht, wird der Trail für diesen Tag geschlossen und es sind keine weiteren Buchungen möglich. Es ist daher möglich, dass bei deinem Wunschtermin bereits alle verfügbaren Genehmigungen (Permits) vergeben sind. Wir raten dir daher dich so früh wie möglich (etwa 65 Tage vor Reisebeginn) um die Genehmigung für den Inka-Trail Trek zu kümmern. Dafür benötigen wir folgende Reisepassdaten von dir: Vollständiger Name (wie im Reisepass angegeben), Geburtsdatum, Reisepassnummer, Nationalität und Ablaufdatum des Reisepasses.

Schließung des Inka Trail / Lares Trek
Der Inca Trail ist jedes Jahr im Februar aufgrund von Wartungsarbeiten geschlossen. Die Alternative für die Touren, die davon betroffen sind, ist der Lares Trek. Der Lares Trek führt Sie ebenfalls nach Machu Picchu:

Lares Trek: Eine großartige Wanderung durch die Berge und Gemeinden rund um das Heilige Tal mit atemberaubenden Ausblicken auf die schneebedeckte Cordillera de Vilcanota. 3-tägige geführte Wanderung nach Ollantaytambo, danach geht es mit dem Zug nach Aguas Calientes.

Umgekehrte Richtung
Diese Tour ist auch in umgekehrter Richtung buchbar: