Dense rainforests, the towering peaks of the Andes, the seemingly endless and reflective salt flats — when we say the range of scenery on this 25-day tour is dizzying we’re not embellishing. Begin in Rio de Janeiro and head west where Iguassu Falls and an array of€tive€tivities you can do on your own during free time. Discover the wildlife of the Pantanal wetlands and climb aboard some local buses to see how to get from point A to B South American style. It’s not just where you stop that matters, it’s how many life-changing moments you’ll have along the way.
Day 1 Rio de Janeiro
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Rio de Janeiro/Ilha Grande (1B)
Take a bus and ferry to Ilha Grande. Free time for hikes and walks around the island to explore the beaches.
Day 3 Ilha Grande (1B)
Ilha Grande is a car-free island surrounded by beautiful nature. Opt to go for a hike, swim or sit at one of the beach bars.
Day 4 Ilha Grande/Paraty (1B)
Travel up the coast to Paraty and wander the cobblestoned streets of this colonial beach side town.
Day 5 Paraty (1B)
Enjoy a free day to explore Paraty. Optional€tivities include a Caipirinha boat trip, kayaking and horseback riding.
Day 6 Paraty
Continue to enjoy the slow pace of Paraty, a colonial town with fantastic architecture, or opt to take a day trip to Trindade to surf and relax on the beach.
Day 7 Paraty/Foz do IguaÇu
Take a flight to the famous Iguassu Falls. Visit the Brazilian side of the falls to get the best panoramic view. Opt to visit the bird park filled with beautifully coloured local wildlife or enjoy an optional helicopter ride for a birds-eye view of the falls.
Day 8 Foz do IguaÇu (1B)
Experience Iguassu in Argentina by exploring trails and catwalks. Opt to take a boat tour to view the falls from below.
Day 9 Foz do IguaÇu/Bonito (1B)
Leave early for a full travel day to Bonito.
Day 10 Bonito
Spend time in Bonito with optional€tivities available like snorkelling in the rivers or exploring the nearby caves and waterfalls.
Day 11 Bonito (1B)
Enjoy another free day to explore Bonito.
Day 12 Bonito/Pantanal (1B, 1L, 1D)
Journey into the Pantanal, a perfect place to experience the wildlife of Brazil. Enjoy a 2-day excursion into the wetlands with a local guide.
Day 13 Pantanal (1B, 1L, 1D)
Full day of exploring the Pantanal. Try piranha fishing or horseback riding. Opportunities to spot wildlife such as monkeys, macaws, giant otters and caiman.
Day 14 Pantanal/Santa Cruz de la Sierra (1B)
Leave the Pantanal and head for the border. Board an overnight bus to Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
Day 15 Santa Cruz de la Sierra/La Paz
Hop on a flight and get to the capital city of Bolivia. Wander the streets and visit the famous Witches’ Market.
Day 16 La Paz/Sucre (1B)
Spend the morning exploring the city before boarding an afternoon flight to Sucre and explore this beautiful colonial city or opt to go hiking in the surrounding area.
Days 17-18 Sucre
Spend two days exploring all that Sucre has to offer.
Day 19 Sucre/PotosÍ (1B)
Journey from Sucre to PotosÍ. Spend the afternoon exploring the city.
Day 20 PotosÍ/Uyuni (1B)
Head south to Uyuni, the starting point for the salt flats excursion.
Day 21 Uyuni/Salt Flats (1B, 1D)
Enjoy a 3-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.
Day 22 Salt Flats (1B, 1L, 1D)
Continue to discover the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion.
Day 23 Salt Flats/Uyuni (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a final day of exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats before boarding an overnight bus back to La Paz .
Day 24 La Paz (1B)
Enjoy a free day in the capital, walk along the winding streets, shop in the markets and enjoy the nightlife. For the thrill seekers opt to bike the famous "death road".
Day 25 La Paz (1B)
Depart at any time.
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