This trip really is the Classic South American route, starting in Rio and taking in many of the continent’s most iconic highlights such as Buenos Aires, the high altiplano in Bolivia, Machu Picchu, the Amazon jungle and much more! Days 1 to 6 Brazil
Rio de Janeiro - where folk are always up for a party and live purely for the moment - Carnival & New Years Eve celebrations are always chaotic, crowded and great fun
Parati - laid back historic coastal village, explore the secluded islands by taking a sailing trip in a traditional schooner.
Days 7 to 12 Brazil
Pantanal - organise treks out into the vast wetlands, home to hundreds of species of birds & fish, including Piranha!
Bonito - swim & snorkel in crystal clear river and lakes as well as hike into lush forests to look for monkeys, alligators & anaconda.
Days 13 to 18 Iguazu Falls - optional€tivities include boat trips, helicopter flights and mountain biking - we visit the falls from both the Argentine & Brazilian sides.
Buenos Aires - great food, wine, nightlife and learn to tango!
Day 19 Uruguay
Optional 2 hr ferry€ross the River Plate for a 1 or 2 day visit to the buzzing capital Montevideo & the quieter town of Colonia.
Days 20 to 27 Buenos Aires - museums, horse racing, football matches, shopping, tango dancing & restaurants that serve the best steaks in the world.
Travel through the pampas to Alta Gracia on the outskirts of Cordoba.
We cross the Sierras de Cordoba to the village of Cafayate.
Cafayate - wine growing region, visiting wineries by bicycle.
Days 28 to 35 Salta - founded over 400 years ago and a great place for live music, mountain biking, mountain trekking, and horse riding.
Humahuaca Canyon and Purmamarca
Tupiza - follow in the steps of Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid.
Uyuni Salt Lake - take a 1 day excursion out onto the vast salt flats.
Potosi - option to enter a working silver & tin mine where techniques have remained unchanged for centuries.
Drive€ross the High Altiplano to La Paz.
Days 36 to 38 La Paz - highest capital city in the world, visit the colourful witches market!
Floating reed islands - home to the Uros Indians - explore Titicaca by boat & spend a night with one of the local families.
Puno - Lake Titicaca - the world’s highest navigable lake at 3800 metres.
Days 39 to 45 Cusco (our base for the next week)
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu - 4 day hike on the Lares, Classic or Salcantay trail.
Machu Picchu - finally on day 4 we reach the famous UNESCO World Heritage site - entrance and guide included.
Traverse mountainous passes of nearly 5000 metres within sight of€tive volcanoes
Days 46 to 54 Colca Canyon -€companied by a local guide, you have the opportunity to view the majestic condors, which can be seen circling lazily on the thermals rising from the canyon floor.
Arequipa - a magnificent colonial city with authentic Peruvian nightlife.
Ascend the Andes mountain range and drive past grazing Llama, Alpaca and Vicuna
Chauchilla Cemetery - ancient eerie tombs.
Nazca Lines - huge figures and shapes carved into the stony desert, best viewed from the air.
Optional Dune Buggies & Sandboarding on the giant dunes out in the desert. BBQ and camp overnight under the stars.
Ica Desert & Oasis of Huacachina.
Ballestas Islands - a boat trip takes us close to the Islands which are bursting with exotic & rare marine wildlife.
Lima - the capital city with many plazas and museums and great local seafood (Ceviche).
Days 55 to 63 Chan Chan & Temple of Sun and Moon - built by the pre-Inca Chimu Kings, the largest mud brick city in the world.
Pacific Ocean coast - Punta Sal/Mancora, chill out by the beach or perhaps have a go at surfing the waves.
Cuenca - UNESCO World Heritage site.
Banos - a spa town where Ecuadorians go to relax in the thermal baths and hike the various mountain trails by foot or horseback plus the opportunity to go canyoning!
Days 64 to 72 Rio Napo - gateway into the steamy Amazon Jungle - by motorised canoe we€cess our jungle camp where we spend two or three nights to view the exotic wildlife - our guide will show us examples of medicinal, edible and hallucinogenic plants.
Otavalo - a small market town famous for its colourful arts & crafts.
Crossing the Equator we arrive into Quito, the capital. 72 Days - South America - Overland Adventures Please note there may be a kitty contribution - please check the website
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