Patagonia & Andes Between Quito And Rio De Janeiro Via Ushuaia

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Run by: Dragoman

Reference number: JQR

From: £4388.00

Overlanding is the best way to see South America by far! Dragoman have been leading the way in South American overland expeditions since 1990, so take advantage of our years of experience and come with us as we include all the must-see attractions as well as heading to some unique hidden gems, well away from the usual tourist trail. Starting at the buzzing Ecuadorian capital of Quito, we set off to explore the stunning jungles, hills and towns of Ecuador and then head down to the coast and the idyllic beaches of Punta Sal in northern Peru. We then head south through Peru’s deserts to the ruined Moche city of Chan Chan, then climb up to the spectacular Andean town of Huaraz, before heading to the chaotic capital of Lima. From Lima we continue down the coast to the magical dunes of Huacachina, and then overland to the mysterious Nazca Lines. We’ll then climb up into the highlands to visit the colonial city of Arequipa and the breathtaking Colca Canyon, before staying at a local Quechua village stay on our way to the phenomenal city of Cuzco. Cuzco is our base for one of South America’s best highlights, the Inca Trails and a visit to the legendary ruined city of Machu Picchu. After Cuzco, we will head south to the serene shores of Lake Titicaca and its sacred Inca island of Isla del Sol, and then move on to the thriving Bolivian city of La Paz. Heading south from La Paz, we visit our local community stay in Livichuco and the famous mining town of PotosÍ, before arriving in one of the continent’s most spectacular natural wonders - the phenomenal salt flats of Salar de Uyuni. From here we will overland€ross the other-worldly scenery of the Bolivian Altiplano into the incredible Atacama Deserts of Chile, and then cross the Andes into the beautiful arid regions of Argentina and the wonderful town of Salta. We will make our way south through the wine regions and highlands of northwest Argentina before arriving at a very special highlight of this trip - our unique estancia stay for two days of horse riding on an idyllic country ranch. From here we make our way to the spectacular town of Mendoza, under the shadow of the Andes’ highest mountains, before finally crossing the Andes again to arrive in the Chilean capital of Santiago. We will continue south from Santiago into the Chilean and Argentinian Lake District to enjoy the wealth of optional€tivities and beautiful scenery in PucÓn and Barlioche. From there we journey to the fabled land of Patagonia, famous for its hauntingly desolate scenery, its huge glaciers near El Calafate, the phenomenal mountain scenery of El ChaltÉn and Torres del Paine, and the chance to get out trekking, climbing and horse riding! We will see all of Patagonia’s highlights, visit the world’s southernmost town of Ushuaia, before making our way up the rugged Atlantic coast to the cosmoplitan Argentinan capital of Buenos Aires. From Buenos Aires, the cosmopolitan capital of Argentina, we head north along the classic route to the iconic Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro - there is so much to see through this region, such as the two iconic cities themselves including the latter’s incredible Christ the Redeemer statue, the phenomenal paradise of the Emerald Coast, the wildlife-rich wetlands of the Pantanal, and of course the mighty Iguazu Falls! Join Dragoman for this wonderful and unforgettable trip!

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
10/11/2018 01/03/2019 0 £4464.00
15/12/2018 05/04/2019 3 £4444.00
07/10/2019 26/01/2020 21 £4388.00
02/11/2019 21/02/2020 18 £4572.00
02/02/2020 23/05/2020 22 £5555.00
26/02/2020 16/06/2020 21 £5735.00
04/08/2020 23/11/2020 22 £5930.00
24/10/2020 12/02/2021 21 £5985.00
27/11/2020 18/03/2021 20 £5970.00
17/02/2021 08/06/2021 21 £5980.00

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