Vom Pazifik zum Atlantik I Argentinien · Brasilien · Bolivien u. a.

Vom Pazifik zum Atlantik I

  • Ich bin dann mal weg: Tour durch das Herz Südamerikas
  • Inkakultur und Höhenrekorde in den Anden
  • Wasserfälle und üppige Natur im Tiefland
  • Faszinierende Städte und traumhafte Strände
  • Mysteriöse Scharrbilder der Nazca-Ebene
  • Optionale Exkursion zum spektakulären Colca Canyon
  • Weltkulturerbe Cusco
  • Optionaler Inka Trail Trek zum legendären Machu Picchu
  • Salar de Uyuni - der größte Salzsee der Welt
  • Besichtigung der tosenden Iguazu Wasserfälle
  • Rio de Janeiro - Karnevalshauptstadt der Welt mit traumhaften Stränden
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
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49 Tage Argentinien · Brasilien · Bolivien · Peru

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Ein außergewöhnliches Abenteuer entlang der Anden, durch trockene Wüsten und vorbei an den fantastischen Hinterlassenschaften der Inka. Von den faszinierenden Ruinen Machu Picchus, dem tiefblauen Wasser des weltberühmten Titicaca Sees, bis hin zum weiß glänzenden Salar de Uyuni, den spektakulären Wassermassen der Iguazu Wasserfälle und weiter in die unbestrittene Karnevalshauptstadt der Welt, Rio de Janeiro: Auf dem Weg vom Pazifik an den Atlantik lassen wir uns begeistern vom Rhythmus Lateinamerikas, tauchen ein in längst vergangene Hochkulturen, staunen über unvergleichliche Naturwunder und lassen uns Stück für Stück von der Schönheit und Faszination Südamerikas gefangen nehmen.

Tag 1: Lima
Tag 2: Huacachina
Tag 3: Nazca
Tag 4: Puerto Inca
Tag 5-7: Arequipa & Optional: Colca Canyon
Tag 8-16: Cuzco & Optional Amazonas Dschungel, Inca Trail
Tag 17: Puno
Tag 18: Lake Titicaca
Tag 19: Puno
Tag 20-22: La Paz
Tag 23-24: Uyuní
Tag 25: Potosí
Tag 26: Tupiza
Tag 27- 28: Salta
Tag 29-30: Cafayate
Tag 31: Catamarca
Tag 32-33: Cordoba
Tag 34-37: Buenos Aires
Tag 38: En route
Tag 39: Puerto Iguazú
Tag 40-41: Foz do Iguaçu
Tag 42: En route
Tag 43-44: Bonito
Tag 45: En route
Tag 46-47: Parati
Tag 48-49: Rio de Janeiro


1. Tag: Lima
Start in der peruanischen Hauptstadt. Verwöhne auch deinen Gaumen mit den kulinarischen Köstlichkeiten.

2.-4. Tag: Huacachina - Nazca - Puerto Inca
In der Wüstenoase kannst du mit Buggies in die Dünen fahren und unter dem Sternenhimmel übernachten. Spekuliere, wie die Scharrbilder in Nazca entstanden und zelte am Strand des alten Inkahafens.

5.-7. Tag: Arequipa
Sonnenverwöhnt liegt die Stadt am Fuße das Vulkans Misti. Der Colca Cañon ist nicht weit entfernt, wo du Kondore bei ihrem majestätischen Flug zuschauen kannst.

8.-16. Tag: Cuzco
Das ehemalige Zentrum des Inkaimperiums wird unsere Basis für die nächsten Tage. Eine 3-tägige Tour führt dich in die üppige Natur des Amazonas Dschungels und eine 4-tägige Wanderung nach Machu Picchu. Vielleicht möchtest du aber lieber nur Cuzco & Umgebung erkunden und ohne vorherige Wanderung Machu Picchu besuchen. Alles ist möglich, nur entscheide vorab!

17.-19. Tag: Puno
Fahre hinaus auf des Meer der Inkas und erfahre mehr über die Gebräuche seiner heutigen Bewohner.

20.-22. Tag: La Paz
In einem Kessel gelegen, am Fuße des mächtigen Illimani erstreckt sich die Stadt über mehrere Höhenstufen und bietet nicht nur bunte Märkte zum Entdecken.

23.-24. Tag: Uyuni
Ein Meer aus Salz erwartet uns, wo du auch deine Fotokreativität voll ausleben kannst.

25.-26. Tag: Potosi - Tupiza
Erfahre mehr über die Geschichte der Stadt, die eng mit dem Silber verbunden ist. Über staubige Straßen geht es weiter Richtung Argentinien und du kannst erfahren, wo Butch Cassidy und Sundance Kid wohl ihr Ende fanden.

27.-28. Tag: Salta
Fahre mit der Seilbahn auf den Cerro San Bernardo und genieße die Aussicht auf das Schachbrettmuster der hübschen Kolonialstadt.

29.-33. Tag: Cafayate - Catamarca - Cordoba Bestaune vielfarbige Berge und probiere den hervorragenden Weißwein, bevor du in einer der ältesten Studentenstädte Argentiniens um die Häuser ziehen kannst. Auf einem Ausflug zu einer typisch argentinischen Farm kannst du dagegen das Cowboy-Leben kennenlernen.

34.-37. Tag: Buenos Aires
Durch die Weite der argentinischen Pampa reisen wir in die facettenreiche Hauptstadt und lassen uns in ihren Bann ziehen.

38.-41. Tag: Iguazú Wasserfälle
Weiter geht die Fahrt bis wir schließlich Puerto Iguazú erreichen - unserem Startpunkt für die Besuche der berühmten Fälle.

42.-44. Tag: Bonito
Auf dem Weg hinein nach Brasilien bewundern wir die Landschaft, die sich innerhalb weniger Tage deutlich geändert hat. Ins Staunen kommst du ebenfalls beim Anblick des unglaublich klaren Blau der Flüsse und der Höhlenseen.

45. Tag: Fahrt zur Costa Verde
Kilometer um Kilometer kommen wir unserem Ziel - der brasilianischen Küste - näher.

46.-47. Tag: Parati
Vorwiegend Gold während der Kolonialzeit und später Kaffee gelangten von hier auf dem Seeweg in die Alte Welt. Schlendere durch die gut erhaltenen, kolonialen Gassen der Stadt oder segle entlang der buchtenreichen Küste.

48.-49. Tag: Rio de Janeiro
Grüne Hügel und schroffe Granitfelsen prägen das Stadtbild, ebenso wie die schicken Strände. Dazwischen liegt das Häusermeer und allerhand zu erleben.

Leistungen enthalten

  • Südamerika Overlandtour gemäß Programm
  • Transport in einem voll ausgerüsteten Overland-Truck
  • Camping- und Kochausrüstung (außer Schlafsack und Isomatte)
  • Campinggebühren
  • Unterkunft und Mahlzeiten wie beschrieben
  • Ausflüge und Aktivitäten:
    • Ausflug Titicacasee mit Übernachtung bei einer einheimischen Familie
    • Tagesausflug zum Salar de Uyuni
    • Fahrt durch Argentiniens Weinregion
    • Besuch der Iguazú-Wasserfälle von argentinischer & brasilianischer Seite

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar)
  • Local Payment (zahlbar vor Ort)
  • nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Reiseversicherung
  • persönliche Ausgaben & Trinkgelder
  • Flughafentransfers
  • Schlafsack und Liegematte
  • optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten (u.a. Inca Trail Wanderung oder Lares Trek Wanderung und Colca Canyon)

Unterbringung

19 x Hotel
17x Camping
11x Hostel
1x Gastfamilie (Homestay)

Während des Campens übernachtest du in Zwei-Personen-Zelten. Alleinreisende werden zusammen mit einem/r Mitreisenden gleichen Geschlechts untergebracht. Die Camping- und Kochausrüstung wird zur Verfügung gestellt. Alles was du brauchst ist ein eigener Schlafsack und eine Schlaf-/Isomatte.

Zusätzlich wird in Hotels, Hostels und/oder Mehrbettunterkünften übernachtet, die zwar einfach, aber dennoch sauber und in der Regel zentral gelegen sind. Die Zimmer sind in den meisten Fällen mit eigenem Bad ausgestattet, gelegentlich sind jedoch auch Gemeinschaftsbadezimmer möglich.

Die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer ist nicht möglich.

Verpflegung

29x Frühstück
28x Mittagessen
18x Abendessen

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachiger Reiseleiter / Fahrer

Alle Reiseleiter zeichnen sich durch ihre Liebe zum Reisen und ihre Leidenschaft für Outdoor-Aktivitäten aus. Jedes Mitglied der Crew durchläuft ein spezielles Trainingsprogramm um sie für die Leitung unserer Touren zu qualifizieren.

Transportarten

LKW / Truck, Boot

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Bitte kontaktiere uns - wir buchen dir gerne zusätzliche Übernachtungen im Tourhotel.

Flughafentransfer

Preis bitte bei uns anfragen.

Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

Vorab buchbare Ausflüge & Aktivitäten (Buchung vor Ort nicht möglich):

Amazonas Dschungel
3 Tage / 2 Nächte
Preis: ab 629,00 EUR
2 Nächte in einer Dschungel Lodge inkl. Vollpension
Dschungelexkursionen mit lokalem, englischsprachigem
Naturführer

Inka Trail Wanderung
4 Tage / 3 Nächte
Preis: ab 789,00 EUR
Wanderung entlang des legendären Inka Pfades bis nach Machu Picchu. Guides, Träger, Mahlzeiten und Campingausrüstung sind inklusive.

Lares Trek
4 Tage / 3 Nächte
Preis: ab 789 EUR (mind. 2 Personen)
Eine alternative Wanderroute nach Machu Picchu. Du wanderst entlang des Lares Valley, das heute noch genauso aussieht wie vor 500 Jahren. Guides, Träger, Mahlzeiten und Campingausrüstung sind inklusive.

Bahnfahrt nach Machu Picchu & Übernachtung
2 Tage / 1 Nacht
Preis: ab 399 EUR
Du reist mit dem Zug nach Agua Calientes und übernachtest dort, bevor du am nächsten Morgen mit dem Bus nach Machu Picchu fährst und in Begleitung eines Guides die Stätte erkundest.
Die beiden weiteren Nächte werden in Cuzco verbracht, um die Stadt und die Sehenswürdigkeiten intensiver zu erkunden.

Bitte beachte, dass sich die angegebenen Preise und Aktivitäten jederzeit ändern können. Bitte kontaktiere uns für den aktuellen Preis zu deinem gewünschten Reisetermin.

Weitere optionale Aktivitäten sind vor Ort buchbar. Details siehe Reiseverlauf.
Day 1 - Arrive Lima
The first day of your tour is simply an arrival day with no pre-organised activities. In order to allow time to relax and see some of the sights you may wish to add pre-tour accommodation.

Lima was founded by the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535, after he eradicated the Incas and made the city his capital. Now the fifth largest city in Latin America, Lima is home to around one-third of the country’s population.

The Historic centre of Lima is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the city has many fine colonial buildings and some of the best museums in South America including the Gold Museum, Museum of the Inquisition and the Catacombs below the San Francisco Church. Peru's capital has plenty to offer and many of the sights, including the city's two main squares the Plaza de Armas and Plaza San Martin, are within easy walking distance of your hotel.

Lima offers an ample range of restaurants and bars where local as well as international cuisine is served - the city is known as the gastronomic capital of the Americas. A nice spot to head out at night for a meal is Miraflores on the coast.

Optional Excursions

Museum Inquisition - free • Monastery and Catacombs - US$3 guided tour • Plaza San Martin, one of the largest and most impressive squares • Paragliding - US$60

Accommodation
1 night(s) in hotels. No single room upgrade available.

Day 2 - Huacachina

Leaving Lima, a short drive south along the Pacific coast brings us to Paracas, where upon arrival we will have the option to go by speedboat to explore the Ballestas Islands, passing the unusual ‘Candelabra', a giant design carved into a desert hill, along the way. On and around these celebrated islands you'll see thousands of sea lions plus many varieties of aquatic birds. Continuing on, we stopover at spectacular Huacachina, a desert oasis surrounded by massive sand-dunes. You’ll have the option to do an overnight excursion into the desert, sleeping under the stars. This also incorporates the chance to take an awesome ride in dune-buggies, an unreal way to spend the afternoon and night. Tonight is a good time for a Pisco sour party!

Approximate Driving Time: Nine hours

Optional Excursions
Ballestas Islands - US$13 • Overnight dune buggy trip - US$60(overnight) • Sand dune buggy ride and sand boarding - US$25

Accommodation

1 night(s) in hostels. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Lunch

Day 3 - Nazca
We continue south along the famous Pan American highway, travelling further inland to Nazca, renowned for the mysterious parallel lines and geometrical figures etched into the desert floor. Here you can take a flight in a light aircraft to see the ‘monkey', ‘hummingbird', ‘condor', ‘spider' and even what appears to be a spaceman. There are many more designs to be seen on this 30-minute flight. To this day no one is entirely sure why they are there.

Approximate Driving Time: Four hours

Optional Excursions
Scenic flight over Nazca Lines - US$110 + S/25 tax • Planetarium show & lecture - US$20

Accommodation
1 night(s) camping. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 4 - Puerto Inca

As we head out of Nazca we will visit the bizarre Chauchilla Cemetery where you'll see ancient mummies, some with hair and even skin intact after thousands of years.

Heading back along the coast our journey takes us to Puerto Inca, the Inca's original fishing port, which was only rediscovered in the 1950s. Tonight we camp by the beach just down from the actual ruins.

Approximate Driving Time: Six Hours

Optional Excursions
Chauchilla Cemetery - US$2

Accommodation
1 night(s) camping. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 5 to 7 - Arequipa & Optional Colca Canyon
Arequipa is located 2,380 metres above sea level and dominated by the conical snow-capped El Misti volcano. Although an earthquake in 2001 damaged the cathedral, it has not diminished any of the splendour of this charming square. One of the ‘must see’ attractions here is the vast Santa Catalina Convent (optional), a maze of cobbled streets, cloisters and other decorative buildings, it has only been open to the public since 1970 and it is certainly well worth visiting.

Another popular attraction is the acclaimed ‘Museo Santuarios Andinos’, which highlights well preserved mummies including the famous ‘Ice Princess Juanita’ - a young Inca maiden who was sacrificed some 500 years ago atop the Nevado Ampato volcano. You can enjoy a free day in Arequipa to explore these sights, and more, at your own leisure.

From Arequipa you have the option for an overnight visit to the Colca Canyon. Twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, it is the world's second deepest. From the lookout point at Cruz del Condor you can see the river flowing 1,200 metres below and from this vantage point have a good chance of seeing condors as they soar out of the canyon on the hot thermal currents.

If you choose not to travel out to the Colca Canyon you have free time to explore Arequipa.

Approximate Driving Time: Full Day Drive

Optional Excursions
Colca Canyon overnight excursion - US$60 + $22 park entrance • City tour - US$12 • Monastery of Santa Catalina - US$10• Museo Santuarios Andinas, where you can see the frozen Inca ice mummy princess ‘Juanita’ - US$11 • Plaza de Armas and churches - free

Accommodation
3 night(s) camping. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
3 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 3 Dinner

Day 8 to 16 - Cuzco
Cuzco is our base for the next eight days for some really special optional excursions, including the challenging three night/four-day Inca Trail trek and the two night/three day Amazon Jungle excursion both of which must be requested at the time of booking your group tour. We have plenty of time here to squeeze in both of these excursions and much more, or if you prefer, to relax and absorb the great atmosphere in the cultural and friendly city.

As you travel towards Cuzco, the landscape gradually becomes greener as we get closer to the former Inca capital. The word Cuzco means ‘Navel of the Earth' in the Inca language of Quechua. This enchanting city has a mostly indigenous population of around 275,000 and is centred around the Plaza de Armas, which is dominated by the cathedral and La Compañia de Jesus Church. Nowadays, Cuzco is also legendary for its party atmosphere and brilliant nightlife and is jam-packed with narrow streets housing many fine restaurants, bars and shops.

Along with the Inca Trail Trek and Amazon Jungle excursion, some of the optional excursions available include full-day trip through the Sacred Valley of the Incas which visits the Pisac ruins perched on a hill high in the mountains and the famous local market of the same name, in the valley below. This is a great place to buy textiles, pottery and jewellery, not to mention the delicious empanadas (pasties) at the famous bakery. After spending time here, on the Sacred Valley tour, we move down the valley to the temple fortress of Ollantaytambo, with its enormous terraces climbing up the hillside.

Optional Excursions

Two night/three day Amazon Jungle excursion - US$669 or equivalent in your currency (must be booked in advance) • Three night/four day Inca Trail Trek or three night/four day Lares Valley trek - US$829 • Train to Machu Picchu overnight excursion - US$429 (these activities must be booked in advance, please check prices with a member of our team) • Boleto Completo, valid for 2 days and includes entrance to all Inca ruin sites in Sacred Valley and Cuzco - US$40 or 130 soles • Boleto Partial, includes just sites around Cuzco - 70 soles • Massages - US$25/hr • City tour - US$30 + 70 soles entry if Completo has not been purchased • Chocolate making course - US$22

Accommodation
9 night(s) in hotels. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 17 - Puno
Leaving Cuzco, we drive along roads bordered by herds of llamas, alpacas and vicuñas before reaching the Altiplano (high plain). Our journey takes us past hot mineral pools, snow-capped mountains, through villages where the indigenous locals sell food, fur hats and alpaca sweaters. And over the La Raya Pass at 4,321 metres before arriving at the Sillustani ruins, a pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake Umayo. Here you will have the option to visit these ancient burial towers. Our final destination for today is Puno on the edge of Lake Titicaca and the opportunity to try fresh fish from the lake in one of the many restaurants.

Approximate Driving Time: Nine Hours

Accommodation

1 night(s) in hotels. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Lunch

Day 18 - Lake Titicaca
From Puno we have an included overnight excursion to the islands of Amantaní and Taquile. On Amantaní we arrange home-stay accommodation with local Quechua families and you will have the chance to eat with the family, perhaps enjoy a party and dancing and maybe play football with the local children. The next morning you'll visit Taquile Island where the people live in simple adobe huts. You will also visit the astounding floating reed islands in the Bay of Puno, to see the first-hand the indigenous Uros’ way of life and ride in a traditional reed boat. Continuing back to Puno, you'll arrive in time to visit the colourful markets. That night back in Puno, you can try some of the local dishes; guinea pig, llama or some of the trout or kingfish from the lake and maybe check out some of the nightlife.

Included Excursions

Stay with a local family on Lake Titicaca

Accommodation
1 night(s) in homestays. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 19 - Puno
After spending the morning on the lake, we return back to Puno for the night

Accommodation
1 night(s) in hotels. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast

Day 20 to 22 - La Paz
La Paz is built in the basin of a spectacular ancient crater caused by a meteorite, with the snow-capped Illimani in the background. At an altitude of 3,660 metres, the city is said to host the highest football stadium in the world.

The city has colourful indigenous street markets including the ‘witches market' where women in flared skirts sell, amongst other things, dead cats and llama foetuses which are placed under new buildings in a bid to keep evil spirits away. The main square, Plaza Murillo, is where many years ago a president of the republic was lynched from a lamppost. La Paz is one of the best places to see a traditional peña show of Andean music and dance where local musicians play their time-honoured instruments such as zampoñas (pipes) and charangos (ukulele).

There are plenty of excursions available in La Paz. Check out the Moon Valley with its strange rock formations shaped by the weather. Another fantastic excursion is to Coroico, the gateway to the Bolivian jungle region and a great place to see sub-tropical vegetation and plants. En-route you will cross a 5,000 metre high pass before descending to 1,300 metres on narrow mountain roads bordered by sheer drops. The excursion to Coroico can also be done by mountain bike, as it is downhill nearly all the way and very exhilarating, but beware, colloquially known as ‘Death Road’, it is not at all for the fainthearted and great care must be taken!

Please note: On arrival in Bolivia you will be required to pay an entry fee of US$10.

Approximate Driving Time: Full Day Drive

Optional Excursions
Red Caps walking tours - free (tips appreciated) • Death Road Mountain Biking - US$124

Accommodation
3 night(s) in hotels. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 23 to 24 - Uyuni
Travelling on we head to the desolate town of Uyuní in the south of Bolivia, to visit what is claimed to be the largest salt flat in the world, the brilliantly white and vast Salar de Uyuní. We will stay two nights here and you can enjoy an included excursion onto the salar in four-wheel-drive vehicles. Explore places such as Fish Island, where there are great views of the surrounding lake and giant cacti. The fantastic contrast of the brilliant blue sky (weather permitting of course) and the pure white of the salt flats is surreal. This area proves to be a very popular place for some creative photo opportunities.

Approximate Driving Time: Nine Hour Drive

Included Excursions
Uyuni Salt Flats day trip

Accommodation
2 night(s) in hotels. No single room upgrade available.

Meals

1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 25 - Potosí

We now travel to Potosí, the highest city of its size on Earth at 4,070 metres, with a population of 110,000 people. The history of Potosí, its fame and splendour, as well as its tragedy and horror, is closely linked to silver. The city was founded in 1545 soon after the discovery of silver in a nearby hill, the Cerro Rico (or Rich Hill). The veins proved to be so prolific that they quickly became known as the world’s richest source of the precious metal. Silver from Potosí underwrote the Spanish economy, particularly its monarchy's extravagance, for over two centuries. Millions of indigenous people, and later, African slaves, were made to work in the mines where conditions were so appalling and dangerous that miners died in horrific numbers, either in accidents or from silicosis pneumonia. During the three centuries of colonial rule, it is estimated that eight million Africans and locals died in the Potosí mines. Reminders of the grand colonial city are still evident in the narrow streets, formal balconied mansions and ornate churches. We offer you the opportunity to visit one of the mines (optional) where you will learn from first-hand experience some of the hardship that miners still suffer. You soon realise that the mines are worked today in much the same way as they were under Spanish rule.

Approximate Driving Time: Five Hour Drive

Optional Excursions
Silver mine tour - US$15 • City tour - US$13 • Hot springs - US$15

Accommodation
1 night(s) in hotels. No single room upgrade available.

Day 26 - Tupiza
Winding our way along the dusty roads of Bolivia, which are some of the most rugged in South America, we head towards the Argentine border amidst the vividly coloured rock formations and giant cacti. We arrive at Tupiza where we will take respite from the arid surrounds and dusty road. Legend has it that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid met their end at the hands of the Bolivian army near Tupiza, concluding their notorious string of bank raids.

Approximate Driving Time: Five Hour Drive

Accommodation

1 night(s) in hostels. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Lunch

Day 27 to 28 - Salta
Crossing into Argentina we drive past scenic vineyards. We arrive in the striking city of Salta in the Lerma Valley at the foothills of the Andes, established in 1582. Salta has many old colonial buildings, a cathedral with ancient statues of the Cristo del Milagro (Miracle of Christ) and the Virgin Mary, which were brought over from Spain in 1592. A variety of excursions await you here including rafting, horse riding and mountain biking.

Approximate Driving Time: Full Day Drive

Included Excursions

Drive through Argentina's wine region

Optional Excursions
Full day rafting - US$65 • Horse riding at ranch with BBQ lunch - US$70

Accommodation
2 night(s) in hostels. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Lunch

Day 29 to 30 - Cafayate

Leaving Salta we drive past lush farmlands where you may catch a glimpse of traditional subsistence farmers at work. We travel to Cafayate where the stunning multi-coloured sedimentary rock formations offer beautiful photo opportunities. For an adrenaline rush you can hire mountain bikes for a couple of hours of thrilling descents or take a quad bike tour to explore less challenging terrain. For a more peaceful excursion you can stretch your legs on a trek, taking in beautiful local flora and fauna, as well as an impressive series of cascadas (waterfalls).

Approximate Driving Time: Four Hour Drive

Accommodation
2 night(s) camping. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 2 Dinner

Day 31 - En route (Catamarca)

We continue our way to San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, more commonly known as Catamarca. We have a night camping near here before we hit the road again.

Approximate Driving Time: Six Hour Drive

Accommodation
1 night(s) camping. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 32 to 33 - Cordoba
Cordoba is a busy modern industrial city near the geographical centre of Argentina in the foothills of the Sierras Chicas mountains. Established in 1573, Córdoba boasts the country's oldest university and a young, dynamic student population. During the day you can visit an array of richly decorated churches, including Argentina's oldest cathedral and the Manzana Jesuitica (Jesuit Block) which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

From Cordoba we have the chance to visit a traditional estancia, home to real-life cowboys.

Approximate Driving Time: Six Hour Drive

Optional Excursions
Estancia excursion - From US$65

Accommodation
2 night(s) in hostels. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
2 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 34 to 37 - Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is a beautiful city with lovely green parks, plazas and wide boulevards. Our hostel is an excellent location, within walking distance to many of the city's highlights and close to transport links to the rest of the city. The balcony of the presidential palace the Casa Rosada (Pink Palace) is where Eva Perón made many of her speeches and is also the place where Madonna sang, “Don't cry for me Argentina” in the film Evita. Across the Plaza de Mayo you will also find the Cabildo (the old town hall) the Palacio Municipal (City Hall) and the cathedral. Every Thursday afternoon in this plaza the "Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo" march in remembrance of their family members who disappeared in the 1970s when the country was under military rule. There are many excellent restaurants in the Puerto Madera area and it is well worth a visit to the port of La Boca for its colourful buildings and cultural history. In nearby San Telmo, the bohemian area, there is a fascinating antique market every Sunday. The Recoleta Cemetery, almost like an enclosed city of its own, is where Eva Peron and many other rich and famous Argentines are buried - well worth a visit. The reputation of Buenos Aires' nightlife is not overstated as there are many nightclubs, bars, restaurants and cinemas open until all hours. For a great evening out, you may want to see a tango show in the city where the dance originated, and you shouldn't leave Buenos Aires before trying one of the best steaks you’ll find in the world!

Why not get another country under your belt and catch a ferry over to Uruguay for a day trip to the fascinating town Colonia del Sacramento. Visit the historical old quarter-a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

Optional Excursions
Tango show & dinner - US$90 • Hop on/hop off bus - US$20 • Explore La Boca and San Telmo artistic neighbourhoods - free • Various historic plazas & squares - free • Tigre Delta day trip, exploring the elegant neighbourhood by train and catamaran - US$22 • Football match including transfers and guide - from US$80 • Buenos Aires city tour - US$20

Accommodation
4 night(s) in hostels. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
4 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 38 - En route
We have a long drive day as we head to Puerto Iguazú, our gateway for the mighty Iguazú Falls.

Accommodation

1 night(s) camping. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 39 - Puerto Iguazú
Continuing on we arrive in Puerto Iguazú. Tonight, visit some of the town's bars and clubs close to our hostel before visiting the falls tomorrow.

Approximate Driving Time: Six Hour Drive

Accommodation
1 night(s) in hostels. No single room upgrade available.

Meals

1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch

Day 40 to 41 - Foz do Iguaçu
We reach the little Brazilian town of Foz do Iguaçu (Iguazu Falls), where some 275 separate waterfalls cascade over a two-and-a-half-kilometre-wide cliff face. We first visit the stunning falls from the Brazilian side which offers panoramic views of the numerous waterfalls on the Argentine side.

For a bird's eye view over the entire falls you can take an optional scenic helicopter ride. There is also an excellent bird park nearby and you can visit the world's largest hydroelectric dam at Itaipu where videos show the environmental planning behind the dam project. If you’re keeping a keen eye on your country tally you can pop into neighbouring Paraguay by public bus (you don't even have to get your passport stamped) for a bit of shopping in Ciudad del Esté.

Approximate Driving Time: Two Hours

Included Excursions
Iguazú Falls from Brazil & Argentina

Optional Excursions
Helicopter ride - US$120 • Bird Park - US$14 • Rafain Show - US$50 • Itaipu Dam - US$25

Accommodation
2 night(s) camping. No single room upgrade available.

Meals

2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 2 Dinner

Day 42 - En Route
We hit the road making our way north in the interior of the continent towards Bonito. It is a long drive and we will stop for one night en route to break up the journey.

Approximate Driving Time: Full Day Drive

Accommodation
1 night(s) camping. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 43 to 44 - Bonito
Bonito is located in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul and is renowned for the unbelievable blue of its rivers and cave lakes. The waters are filtered through the enormous quantity of limestone in the ground and the impurities are deposited at the bottom of the river bed making the rivers appear some of the clearest in the world.

We have time here to take in some great optional activities which include cave and river snorkelling, rainforest walks and wildlife spotting.

Approximate Driving Time: Full Day Drive

Optional Excursions
Rio da Prata snorkelling (7 hours) - US$75 includes lunch and guide • Mimosa waterfalls tour - US$38 includes buffet lunch • Balneario do Sol, local swimming hole and games - US$15 includes transport and entry

Accommodation
2 night(s) camping. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 2 Dinner

Day 45 - En route
We continue our trip making our way towards the Costa Verde. During the drive you will get some idea of the size of Brazil as it will take two days driving before we hit the coast. We will camp en route to break up the journey with travel times determining the locations.

Approximate Driving Time: Full Day Drive

Accommodation
1 night(s) camping. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 46 to 47 - Parati
Getting to the Costa Verde we arrive at Parati which is a preserved Portuguese colonial town (1500-1822). The town is renowned for its historic town centre, the coast and mountains in the region. Parati was also a major port for the exportation of gold and coffee during the 17th and 19th centuries respectively and recommended excursions include a sailing schooner cruise around the bays, rainforest treks and walking the gold trail.

Approximate Driving Time: Four to eight hours depending on the day before

Optional Excursions
Parati boat cruise - US$40

Accommodation
2 night(s) camping. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 2 Dinner

Day 48 - Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, or more commonly known as Rio, is the second largest city in Brazil and arguably one of the most beautiful cities of the world. In the late 17th century the Portuguese found gold and diamonds in the nearby state of Minas Gerais and thus Rio became the main port for exporting the new found wealth. During the colonial Portuguese period of 1763-1815, Rio was the capital of Brazil.

The city has so much to offer from its natural sites to its famous landmarks including Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain) and Corcovado with its famous ‘Cristo Redentor’ (Christ the Redeemer statue) - both of which offer great views over the city. You of course have to visit the famous beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. And of course, if you are in Rio around February/March time, get ready for the world's biggest party, the Rio Carnival!

Please note that the four nights during Rio Carnival are not included in the tour price and it is essential to pre-book accommodation if you wish to stay on for the Carnival. Please see our brochure or the ‘Useful Information’ section of our website for important booking info and prices.

Approximate Driving Time: Six Hour Drive

Optional Excursions
Full day Rio de Janeiro city tour - US$47 • Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf) cable car - US$12 • Beaches - free • Maracana Stadium tour - US$7-35 • Favela half day tour - US$25 • Hang-gliding - US$145

Accommodation

1 night(s) in hotels. No single room upgrade available.

Meals
1 Breakfast

Day 49 - Depart Rio de Janeiro

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

Meals

1 Breakfast
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RIO KARNEVAL
Abfahrten, die mit dem Karneval in Rio zusammenfallen:
23.12.2017 - 09.02.2018
(Abfahrten mit Aufpreis, siehe "Termine & Preise")

Rio Karneval:
2017: 24.02. - 28.02.17
2018: 09.02. - 13.02.18

ZUSATZPROGRAMME
"Rio Karneval City Experience - Paket" (5 Tage/4 Nächte)
Preis: ab 1129 EUR
Was ist inklusive:
- 4 Übernachtungen im Hotel
- Verpflegung: 4x Frühstück, 1x Abendessen
- Eintrittskarte zum Sambadrome (Sektor 11)
- Orientierungstour & Willkommens-Dinner
EZ-Zuschlag: 609 EUR (vorbehaltlich Verfügbarkeit)

"Rio Carnival Beach Experience - Paket" (5 Tage/4 Nächte, nahe Copacabana Beach)
Preis: ab 1479 EUR
Was ist inklusive:
- 4 Übernachtungen im Hotel
- Verpflegung: 4x Frühstück, 1x Abendessen
- Eintrittskarte zum Sambadrome (Sektor 11)
- Orientierungstour & Willkommens-Dinner
EZ-Zuschlag: 999 EUR (vorbehaltlich Verfügbarkeit)

Transport
Auf dieser Overlandtour reisen wir mit den modernen und sicheren Trucks durch Südamerika. Die leistungsstarke, moderne Flotte von Mercedes Benz Trucks wurden speziell für diesen Einsatz entwickelt und professionell erbaut, um anspruchsvollem Gelände und Strassenverhältnissen gewachsen zu sein. Konstruiert nach strengen europäischen Sicherheitsnormen, sind die Fahrzeuge individuell gefertig durch spezialisierte Fahrzeugbauer. Die Sicherheit und der Komfort der Teilnehmer haben höchste Priorität. Leistungsfähige Motoren sorgen für eine bequeme Fahrt und eine angemessene Reisegeschwindigkeit. Das reduziert die täglichen Fahrzeiten und bedeutet, dass weniger Zeit im Truck verbracht wird und mehr Zeit zur Verfügung steht, um das Reiseziel zu erkunden.

Ausstattung der Trucks:
- in Fahrtrichtung ausgerichtete komfortablen Sitzen mit verstellbaren Rückenlehnen und Sicherheitsgurten
- Panoramafenster zum Öffnen
- Stauraum für das Handgepäck in große Gepäckfächern
- Stereosystem mit Mikrofon für Durchsagen des Tourguides
- Safe
- Kühlschrank
- kleine Bibliothek
- Steckdosen zum Aufladen/Anschließen von iPods, MP3 Playern, Laptops, Kameras
- großer Stauraum für das Hauptgepäck in den Seiten der Trucks
- externes Soundsystem für die "Beschallung" am Abend auf den Camps
- qualitativ hochwertige Campingausrüstung (Zelte, Stühle, Tische, Küchenzelt etc.)
- qualitativ hochwertige Küchenausrüstung (Gaskocher, Töpfe, Pfannen, Geschirr etc.)
- 500 Liter Wassertank

Mithilfe
Dies ist eine Partizipationstour, das heißt, dass zum Gelingen der Tour eine aktive Mithilfe von jedem Teilnehmer erwartet wird. Zu den Aufgaben gehören Zeltaufbau, Kochen, Abwaschen, Saubermachen, Einkaufen oder den Truck beladen.

Hinweis zum Inka Trail
Die Teilnahme an der Inka Trail Wanderng ist optional und nicht im Tourpreis inklusive. Wer nicht an der Wanderung teilnehmen möchte, verbringt die Zeit auf eigene Faust in Cusco. Als Alternative zum Inka Trail kann der Lares Trek gewählt werden, der ebenfalls nach Machu Picchu führt. Desweiteren gibt es die Möglichkeit eine Zugfahrt nach Machu Picchu zu unternehmen.

Inka Trail Trek - Pfad der Inka:
Die Originalroute zur weltberühmten Inka Stadt Machu Picchu. Der 44 km lange Weg durch die Anden führt vorbei an antiken Inka-Stätten und überquert drei Pässe. Der Pfad ermöglicht fantastische Ausblicke auf schneebedeckte Berge und Schluchten mit tropischer Vegetation. Seit 2004 ist die Zahl der Teilnehmer, die pro Tag zum Inka Trail aufbrechen dürfen, auf 500 begrenzt. Dadurch sollen der Erhalt des Weges garantiert und die Umweltprobleme verringert werden. Da die erforderlichen Genehmigungen für den Inka Trail Trek oftmals schon Monate im Voraus ausgebucht sind, empfiehlt sich eine frühzeitige Buchung. Die Wanderung wird von einem einheimischen Tourguide, Trägern und Köchen begleitet.

VARIANTE
Diese Tour ist auch in umgekehrter Richtung buchbar:



Die Tour kann auch als 70-tägige Variante von Rio de Janeiro bis Quito gebucht werden: