Cartagena to Rio via Uruguay

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  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Dates
  • Dragoman

Highlights
  • Drive to the Cristo Redentor and pass through stunning Andean mountains
  • 3 night stay in an traditional isolated Argentian estancia with gauchos
  • Homestay with local Quechua families
  • Photograph the iconic church bridge of Ipiales
  • Day trip on the surreal Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats
  • 2 nights in vibrant Cartagena
  • Explore the Peruvian capital of Lima
  • Reach the 'end of the world' at Ushuaia
  • Visit Patagonian Magellanic penguin colony
  • Explore the bars and cafes of Buenos Aires
  • Enjoy tea in a Welsh tea house
  • Visit the Uyuni train graveyard
  • 2 Nights in the stunning Caribbean beach national park of Tayrona
  • Trek the famous W-Walk in Torres Del Paine National Park
  • Visit the equator monument en-route to Quito
  • 2 nights in the world's highest capital city, La Paz
  • Climb Villarrica Volcano at Pucon in the Chilean Lake District
  • Visit the town of Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca
  • 2 day crossing of the desolate and surreal Altiplano
  • Overland in the Chilean and Argentinian Lake District
  • Explore the historic capital city of Lima
  • Trek the Classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu
  • Walk around the ruins of Quilmes
  • Practice your dance steps in the birthplace of Tango
  • Go white water rafting, canyoning or trekking in Banos
  • Trip to the Colca canyon to spot Condors
  • Visit the crater lake of Quilotoa
  • Soak up the sun on the emerald coast at Paraty
  • See the mysterious Nasca lines with a chance of an optional flight
  • Buy an original Panama hat direct from the factory
  • Visit Los Glaciares National Park near El Chalten
  • Catch a boat across the Rio de la Plata to explore Uruguay's colonial cities of Montevideo and Colonia
  • Overland the amazing plains of Patagonia
  • Wildcamp in the remotest parts of Patagonia
  • Stay on a real Uruguayan estancia, learn to ride and hang out with the Gauchos!
  • Overnight on the remote beach of Puerto Inca
  • 5 night stay in Torres Del Paine National Park
  • 2 night stay at the lakeside town of Bariloche
  • Try your hand at surfing or just relax with a cool drink
  • Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Experience the marine wildlife of the Valdes Peninsula, Puerto Madryn
  • Explore the region of Salento and visit a coffee finca
  • Full day coffee experience and plantation tour
  • Visit vineyards in Cafayete
  • 3 nights to explore the infamous streets of Medellin
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu by local expert
  • Explore the highest administrative capital city in the world
  • Visit the Chilean wine region and famous vineyards
  • Trek the Classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu Or, take the Wild Andes Trek for a truly unique perspective, Or even the train package with no trekking
  • Cross the Magellan straight to Tierra del Fuego
  • Ride beautiful horses in unspoilt location
  • Relax in the vibrant and cosmopolitan centre of Cuzco
  • Explore the Chimu Adobe ruins of Chan Chan and the ancient Moche Pyramids
  • Star gaze at Moon Valley at San Pedro de Atacama
  • Discover South America's most vibrant cities of Buenos Aires and Rio De Janeiro
  • Get away from it all on the island hideaway of Ilha Grande
  • Sacred Valley guided tour
  • Try horse back riding or mountain biking around the stunning landscape
  • Boat trip to the Ballestas islands to view wildlife
  • Or, train package option with no trekking
  • Go search for jaguar in the southern Pantanal
  • Take a wine tour in the Malbec capital of the world, Mendoza
  • Stay in the classic colonial city of Cuenca
  • 2 night stay in the historic colonial city of Popayan
  • Or, take the Wild Andes Trek for a truly unique perspective
  • 2 nights camping on the Pacific beach at Punta Sal
  • 3 nights to trek in the Cordillera Blanca from Huaraz
  • 2 nights to explore the beautiful city of Arequipa
  • Explore the cosmopolitan and stylish city of Santiago
  • Guided trek through spectacular Cocora Valley
  • 3 night stay in a community run eco lodge to explore the Amazon Jungle
  • Boat trip on Lake Titicaca to the Isla del Sol
  • Snorkel the crystal clear waters of the Rio Prata at Brazil's eco-tourism capital, Bonito!
  • Spectacular drive down Route 40 to see Quebrada de las Conchas
Tour Staff
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Transport
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Boat, Private Bus, Train, Local Bus, Ferry
Destinations
  • South America
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
Tour Types
  • Adventure
  • Polar

Location: Cartagena

<p><strong>Border Information:</strong> if joining in Cartagena, you will most likely enter Colombia at Cartagena Rafael N&uacute;&ntilde;ez International Airport (IATA code: CTG).<p>There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting.</p><p>Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Cartagena before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Cartagena.</p><p>If you are continuing on from Panama, then your leader will have assisted you with airport transfers for your included flight to arrive in time for the joining meeting.</p></p>

Location: Cartagena

<p>Today we will have a full day in the beautiful coastal colonial city of Cartagena.</p><p>In the morning we will have an included walking tour of the city, and then the afternoon will be free to explore the city further, enjoy the many optional activities on offer, or simply relax on the beach.</p>

Location: Tayrona NP

<p>Today we have a short drive to the stunning Tayrona National Park.<p>In Tayrona we will sleep in Hammocks, no food is provided, but there are restaurants and cafes nearby by. There is an hour walk from where we park our truck to our campsite. </p></p>

Location: Tayrona NP

<p>Today we have an included walk in the National Park. </p>

Location: Lorica

<p>This morning we will walk back to our truck and leave Tayrona National park. We will head south for the pretty colonial town of Santa Cruz de Lorica on the Sinu River.<p>We will have a free day to relax and discover the historic centre, learn about the traditional Vueltiao hat or head to the coast and soak up the sun in San Bernardo del Viento.</p></p>

Location: Lorica

<p>We will have a free day to relax and discover the historic centre, learn about the traditional Vueltiao hat or head to the coast and soak up the sun in San Bernardo del Viento.</p>

Location: Medellin

<p>Today we have a full days drive to vibrant city of Medellin. the following morning we will have a guided walking tour of the city. We then have plenty of time to relax or take park in some of activities available here.<p><br/></p><p> </p></p>

Location: Medellin

<p>This morning we have an included half-day city tour of Medellin using our overlanding truck. </p>

Location: Medellin

Free day to explore Medellin.

Location: Manizales

<p>Today we will head into the heart of the coffee region to stay at a Hacienda near the town of Manizales. </p>

Location: Salento

<p>Today we will continue our journey south to the small town of Salento, the gateway to the spectacular Valle de Cocora. <p>Salento will be our base to take a guided trek through the Cocora Valley to see the Quindio wax palm trees, the largest palms in the world and the national tree of Colombia and also to do a coffee plantation tour.</p></p>

Location: Salento

<p>Today we will take a guided trek through the Cocora Valley to see the Quindio wax palm trees, the largest palms in the world and the national tree of Colombia.</p>

Location: Salento

<p>Today we have time to explore the coffee plantation and learn about coffee.</p>

Location: Popayan

<p>Today we will drive to the beautiful town and former colonial capital of Popayán.<p>On the following day we will have a free day to explore Popayán or take part in some excellent treks or other optional activities in the surrounding area.</p></p>

Location: Popayan

Today we will have a free day to explore&nbsp;Popay&aacute;n or take part in some excellent treks or other optional activities in the surrounding area.

Location: Ipiales

<p>Today we will have a full day drive to the border town of Ipiales.</p>

Location: Otavalo

<p>We will leave Colombia behind today and cross the border into Ecuador, we will have time for an included visit to the beautiful Santurio de las Lajas, before heading to Otavalo.<p><strong>Border information:</strong> Exit Colombia at Ipiales, enter Ecuador at Ipiales.</p></p>

Location: Quito

<p>We will head south for the final leg of our journey to the bustling captial, Quito. En route into the city we will have an included visit to Mitad del Mundo, the monument that marks the Equator.</p>

Location: Quito

<p><strong>Border Information:</strong> if joining in Quito, you will most likely enter Ecuador at Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport (IATA code: UIO).<p>There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting.</p><p>Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Quito before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Quito.</p><p><strong>A note on altitude</strong>: If you are joining in Quito, we strongly recommend arriving at least 24 hours before the trip begins to allow additional time to acclimatise.</p></p>

Location: Ecuadorian Amazon

<p>Today our journey begins with a drive to a village on the edge of the Amazon basin, near the town of Tena, where we head to our lodge for an incredible 3-night stay.<p>Our lodge is a great example of eco-tourism, built and run by the local community and volunteers, who work to re-forest the reserve land at the lodge with native trees and medicinal plants. The lodge is set in secondary and primary rainsforest, an area at risk of deforestation. </p></p>

Location: Ecuadorian Amazon

<p>Over the next two days we will head into the Amazon jungle, enjoying rainforest treks exploring the nearby waterfalls and caves, and trips down the Napo River in motorised dugout canoes, hopefully spotting plenty of wildlife on the way. We will also see some ancient fossils and petroglyphs, and visit a local Quichua community.</p>

Location: Ecuadorian Amazon

Second full day in the rainforest.

Location: Rio Verde

<p>Today we will drive through the highlands of Ecuador, arriving in Rio Verde near the famous Tungurahua volcano.</p>

Location: Rio Verde

<p>We will have two full days of free time to take part in a&nbsp;range of optional activities in Rio Verde, such as white-water rafting, trekking, canyoning, cycling, and other options. We will also have the opportunity to visit the nearby town of&nbsp;Ba&ntilde;os and its&nbsp;popular volcanic thermal springs.</p>

Location: Rio Verde

Second free day for optional activities.

Location: Chugchilán

<p>Today we will drive to the remote village of Chugchilán, via the spectacular highland scenery along the road of the 'Quilotoa Loop'.<p><br/></p></p>

Location: Chugchilán

<p>Today is a free day to enjoy optional activities such as mountain biking or horseback riding.</p>

Location: Cuenca

<p>Today we will drive along the remainder of the Quilotoa Loop and then head south to the beautiful colonial town of Cuenca. We will pass through the stunning landscape of the Cajas National Park en route.</p>

Location: Cuenca

<p>Today we will have a free day to explore the colonial city of&nbsp;Cuenca. The town&nbsp;is the birthplace of the famous Panama Hat, and we will have the opportunity today to&nbsp;visit one of the factories to learn about the manufacturing process.</p>

Location: Punta Sal

<p><strong>Border information: </strong>Exit Ecuador at Huaquillas, enter Peru at Tumbes.<p>Today we will have a long drive day south, crossing the border into northern Peru.</p></p>

Location: Punta Sal

<p>Today we have a full day&nbsp;to relax on the beach and enjoy some activities in and around the stunning coastal area of Punta Sal.</p>

Location: Huanchaco

<p>Today we will have a full day's drive to Huanchaco, near the city of Trujillo. </p>

Location: Huanchaco

<p>Today we will have an included guided trip to explore the enormous adobe ruins of Chan Chan&nbsp;and the world-famous Moche archaeological site of&nbsp;Huaca de la Luna (Pyramid of the Moon).</p>

Location: Huaraz

<p>Today we will have a spectacular drive up the winding roads of the 'Casma Route' into the Cordillera Blanca section of the high Andes, reaching the mountain town of Huaraz.</p>

Location: Huaraz

<p>We have two days in the spectacular area of the Cordillera Blanca for exploration and optional activities such as visiting the&nbsp;incredible pre-Inca ruins of Chav&iacute;n de Huantar or trekking and climbing to the nearby lakes and&nbsp;glaciers.</p>

Location: Huaraz

<p>Enjoy a second free day in Huaraz</p>

Location: Lima

<p>Today we will have another full day's drive back to the coast via the 'Paramonga Route' and then on to the enormous Peruvian capital of Lima.</p>

Location: Lima

<p><strong>Border information:</strong> if joining in Lima, you will most likely enter Peru at Lima Jorge Chavez International Airport (IATA code: LIM).<p>There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting.</p><p>Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Lima before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Lima.</p></p>

Location: Huacachina

<p>Today we will have a very early start to leave Lima before the rush hour, and drive 270kms south to Paracas. There we will board one of the local boats for an included trip to the Ballestas Islands to view its incredible array of resident wildlife and birds.<p>After lunch, we will continue south to arrive at the stunning desert oasis town of Huacachina, where we have the option to head out for an evening of sand boarding and dune buggying.</p></p>

Location: Nazca

<p>Today we continue south to the world-famous village of Nazca, the location of the mysterious Nazca Lines. On the drive, we will stop at a viewing platform to get a glimpse of some of these lines. The Nazca Lines are a series of figures, lines, and geometric shapes that were etched into the ground of the desert plateau over a thousand years ago by the ancient Nazca culture, and their purpose is still unknown to this day.<p>In the afternoon, we will have the opportunity to take an optional 30-minute flight over the Nazca Lines in a small aircraft - this is by far the best way of seeing the figures, and we use a local operator with an excellent safety record.</p></p>

Location: Puerto Inca

<p>This morning we head south of Nazca, and have an included visit to the nearby ancient sites of the Chauchilla Cemetery and the Cahuachi Pyramid, thought to have once been the religious centre of the Nazca civilisation.<p>In the afternoon we will continue our drive to the coastal resort of Puerto Inca.</p></p>

Location: Arequipa

<p>Today we will start our drive inland, and head uphill to the beautiful 'White City' of Arequipa.</p>

Location: Arequipa

<p>Today we will have a free day to&nbsp;explore the colonial city of Arequipa, or for some optional activities in and around the city.</p>

Location: Chivay

<p>We will have some more free time to explore Arequipa this morning, before continuing our drive to the highland town of Chivay after lunch.</p>

Location: Chivay

<p>This morning we will head out on a short drive to some of the best viewpoints along&nbsp;the spectacular Colca Canyon,&nbsp;one of the deepest canyons in the world!&nbsp;The canyon is famous for its resident condors, and we will spend a good amount of&nbsp;time at the viewpoints to give ourselves the best chance of spotting them. We will also visit a couple of local&nbsp;communities on the way back to Chivay.</p><p>We will have a free afternoon to explore Chivay, and possibly take an optional trip to the nearby hot springs.</p>

Location: Raqchi

<p>Today we will drive through the stunning landscapes of the Peruvian highlands to the small village of Raqchi. Here we will stay at a homestay as guests of the local villagers in their traditional family homes. The houses are very clean and have basic facilities. This evening the villagers will invite us to take part in a traditional Quechua religious ceremony, and we'll have some lively music from some of the village's musicians.</p>

Location: Cuzco

<p>This morning we will visit the Inca ruins of the Temple of Wiracocha at Raqchi, and then see a pottery demonstration at a local artisan centre.<p>In the afternoon we will drive to the incredible historical city of Cuzco, the former Inca capital. </p></p>

Location: Cuzco

<p><strong>Border information:</strong> if you are joining in Cuzco, you will most likely enter Peru at Cuzco Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (IATA code: CUZ).<p>There will be an important group meeting at 10:00am at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. There will be a further meeting this evening for our Wild Andes and Classic Inca Trails, where we will have a full detailed briefing from our local trekking guides about the next few days!</p><p>The rest of today will be free to explore the wonderful city of Cuzco, discover its many historical gems, or to take part in number of optional activities near the city.</p><p>Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Cuzco before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Cuzco.</p><p><strong>A note on altitude</strong>: If you are joining in Cuzco, we strongly recommend arriving at least 24 hours before the trip begins to allow additional time to acclimatise.</p></p>

Location: Inca Trail

<p>These&nbsp;four days will be spent either trekking&nbsp;in the Andes,&nbsp;on our pioneering Wild Andes Trek,&nbsp;on the Classic Inca Trek&nbsp;or for those not wishing to hike, free time to explore and a guided tour of the Sacred Valley on our Train package.</p><p><strong>Option 1 - Wild Andes Trek</strong></p><p>Leaving Cuzco early in the morning, we visit the ruined temples of&nbsp;Sacsayhuaman for a fascinating&nbsp;tour of the site.&nbsp;We then head on to Chinchero, a small Quechua-speaking&nbsp;village in the Sacred Valley.&nbsp;Here we will see a traditional weaving demonstration that has been unchanged for a thousand years,&nbsp;and explore&nbsp;their beautiful&nbsp;archaeological ruins.&nbsp;We will drive to a stunning viewpoint for a&nbsp;picnic lunch, and then visit the&nbsp;Quillarumiyoc temple (the Temple of the Moon).</p><p>We will start our trek from here in the afternoon, heading by foot&nbsp;to Zurite where we&nbsp;have a picturesque stay in a colonial house. Tonight&nbsp;we will enjoy a traditional&nbsp;dinner and get a taste of the local village&nbsp;lifestyle.</p><p>Approximate walking distance: 8km, Estimated time: 4hrs, Meals provided: Lunch and Dinner&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Option 2 - Classic Inca Trek</strong></p><p>This morning we go for a guided tour of the Sacred Valley, followed by a visit to the market town of&nbsp;Pisac, where we will have an included lunch. &nbsp;We then head to Ollantaytambo, where we have free time to explore the impressive&nbsp;archeological site. Tonight&nbsp;we stay in a comfortable hotel. &nbsp;</p><p>Please note that we have the evening to ourselves in Ollantaytambo, our Guide will meet us in the morning. &nbsp;No Meals are included in Ollantaytambo.</p><p>There is no trekking today.&nbsp;Meals provided: Lunch,</p><p><strong>Option 3 - Train Package</strong></p><p>You will leave Cuzco with your fellow passengers who will be trekking the Wild Andes Trek.&nbsp;You will visit the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, followed by a beautiful scenic drive over mountains and through valleys, via the ancient city of Pisac and on to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After lunch you will head back to Cuzco where you will stay at our nice, centrally located hotel for a further 3 nights.</p><p>Meals included: Lunch</p>

Location: Inca Trail

<p><strong>Option 1 - Wild Andes Trek</strong></p><p><strong>Zurite to Amaruwatana</strong></p><p>After a hearty breakfast we leave Zurite and head towards Amaruwatana camp. The walk will take us through Qenteqentiyoc (the Hummingbird Temple), where we will visit and admire this Inca archaeological&nbsp;site.&nbsp;We will then follow&nbsp;the ancient path all the way to the top of our first pass at 4,400m, where we will have a dramatic view of both the&nbsp;Vilcabamba and Vilcanota&nbsp;mountain ranges.&nbsp;From here we start walking down on the way to our first camp in the Sambor Valley where we will spend the night camping.</p><p>Approximate walking time: 8hrs,&nbsp;Distance: 13kms,&nbsp;Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner</p><p><strong>Option 2 - Classic Inca Trek</strong></p><p><strong>Ollantaytambo to Wayllabamba</strong></p><p>After breakfast, we catch a bus to Piscaycuscho and the start of the Classic Inca Trek - the railroad KM82 marker (at 2,700m altitude). Here we&nbsp;are joined by our&nbsp;crew of local porters and&nbsp;cooks. We will cross the bridge over the River Urubamba&nbsp;and following a trail along the left-hand shore of the river,&nbsp;enjoying stunning views of the snow-capped Mount Veronica (5,830m) and the Incan archaeological remains at Llactapata. Continuing through lush farmland and woodland, we gradually climb for approximately 5 hours to our first campsite at Wayllabamba (3,000m).</p><p>Approximate trekking time: 5-6hrs, Distance: 12kms,&nbsp;Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks</p><p><strong>Option 3 - Train Package</strong></p><p>Today is a free day&nbsp;to&nbsp;enjoy Cuzco, with its museums, churches, incredible colonial architecture,&nbsp;beautiful restaurants and a vast array of shops, selling textiles and&nbsp;handicrafts.</p>

Location: Inca Trail

<p><strong>Option 1 - Wild Andes Trek</strong></p><p><strong>Amaruwatana to Ancascocha</strong></p><p>We have an early start this morning, trekking for approximately 2 hours to reach the top of our second pass at 4,700m. From here we have fantastic views of the rock formations below us, and if we&#39;re lucky we may spot Andean ibises, caracaras, eagles or foxes up here!</p><p>After descending for approximatley&nbsp;2 hours, we arrive at a stunning&nbsp;highland valley with a glacial river&nbsp;named Kenqo Mayu (meaning &quot;Zig-zag River&quot;)&nbsp;flowing down it - which makes an idyllic stop for lunch!</p><p>After lunch we will continue trekking downhill&nbsp;following the ancient trail, which leads&nbsp;us to our campsite in the&nbsp;Ancascocha area.</p><p>Approximate trekking time: 6-7hrs, Distance: 10kms,&nbsp;Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner</p><p><strong>Option 2 - Classic Trek</strong></p><p><strong>Wayllabamba to Pacaymayo</strong></p><p>This is the most challenging day of the trek as we ascend a long steep path (approximately 4 hours) through Andean cloud forest and highland puna&nbsp;to reach the highest point of our trek, Warmiwa&ntilde;usca (meaning &quot;Dead Woman&#39;s Pass&quot;)&nbsp;at a height of 4,200m.&nbsp;During our ascent, we can appreciate the wide variety of plant, flower and bird species supported by this unique eco-climate.&nbsp;On reaching the pass, our challenge is rewarded by an astonishing panoramic view of the Vilcanota and Vilcabamba mountain ranges.&nbsp;From here we descend for 2 hours into the Pacaymayo Valley (3,650m altitude) and to our second campsite.</p><p>Approximate trekking time: 6-7hrs, Distance: 11kms,&nbsp;Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks</p><p><strong>Option 3 - Train Package</strong><br />Today is a free day for you to enjoy Cuzco, with its museums, churches, incredible colonial architecture, beautiful restaurants and a vast array of shops selling textiles and handicrafts.</p>

Location: Inca Trail

<p><strong>Option 1 - Wild Andes Trek</strong></p><p><strong>Ancascocha to Ollantaytambo</strong></p><p>Today we will descend the narrow&nbsp;Silque Canyon, allowing us to&nbsp;observe its tall granite walls which are&nbsp;populated by a large variety of orchids and bromeliads, filling the environment with magnificent colours when they bloom. After crossing many little bridges&nbsp;we will reach the&nbsp;Camicancha area,&nbsp;where we stop at a magnificent&nbsp;volcanic&nbsp;viewpoint looking towards the snow-capped Mt. Veronica.</p><p>From here&nbsp;it is only a short trek to Chilca, where our&nbsp;trail ends.&nbsp;We&#39;ll be picked up by our vehicle and head to&nbsp;Ollantaytambo, taking a well-earned shower and rest at our hotel.</p><p>In the afternoon we will have an included guided tour around the incredible archaeological site of Ollantaytambo and its world-famous&nbsp;Temple of the Sun.&nbsp;Please note that we have the evening to ourselves in Ollantaytambo, our Guide will meet us in the morning.&nbsp;No Meals are included in Ollantaytambo.</p><p>Approximate trekking time: 5hrs, Distance: 12kms, Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch</p><p><strong>Option 2 - Classic Inca Trek</strong></p><p><strong>Pacaymayo to Wi&ntilde;ay Wayna</strong></p><p>Today we follow ancient stone paths and steps to ascend the well-preserved Inca remains of Runkurakay, Sayacmarca, and Phuyupatamarca (the &quot;Town above the Clouds&quot;)&nbsp;where we can appreciate the Incas&rsquo; complex architectural style and reverence of natural geography and beauty.&nbsp;Heading down the&nbsp;Andean slope, we reach our final night&#39;s camp by the Wi&ntilde;ay Wayna (meaning &quot;Forever Young&quot;)&nbsp;ruins, with panoramic views of the valley below.</p><p>Approximate walking time: 8hrs, Distance: 16kms,&nbsp;Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks</p><p><strong>Option 3 - Train Package</strong></p><p>After being picked up from your hotel in the morning you will be driven to the fortress city of Ollantaytambo and our hotel for the night, the Tunupa Lodge. Here you will rejoin the Wild Andes Trekkers and your tour leader who will be arriving from their trek this afternoon.</p>

Location: Cuzco

<p><strong>Option 1 - Wild Andes Trek</strong></p><p><strong>Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu – Cuzco</strong></p><p>Today we will have&nbsp;an early start to&nbsp;catch the train to the small town of Aguas Calientes. From there, we will take a bus up the winding mountainside to the legendary ruined city of&nbsp;Machu Picchu - one of the world's most iconic sights!&nbsp;We&nbsp;have a guided tour with our expert local guide and there will be plenty of free time to&nbsp;explore this magical place.&nbsp;</p><p>In the afternoon we will head back to Ollantaytambo and then on to Cuzco, where we return to our joining hotel at the end of a long but phenomenal day!</p><p>Meals provided: Breakfast</p><p><strong>Option 2 - Classic Trek</strong></p><p><strong>Wiñ</strong><strong>ay Wayna to Machupicchu</strong></p><p>Leaving Wiñay Wayna, we descend gradually further through the highland jungle to our destination -&nbsp;Intupunku (the "Sun Gate") leading into Machu Picchu. Arriving at daybreak, we catch our first breathtaking view of this historical wonder. As with the Wild Andes Trek, our local guide will show us the most important constructions as well as explain the history and the mythology of this magnificent place. There is also some free time to explore the ruins further at your own pace or just chill out and watch the hummingbirds or vizcachua. In the afternoon we head back down to Aguas Calientes and take the train back to Ollantaytambo and return to Cuzco for a well-deserved rest.</p><p>Approximate walking time: 2hrs, Distance: 4kms,&nbsp;Meals provided: Breakfast, Snacks</p><p><strong>Option 3 - Train Package</strong></p><p>After an early breakfast and walk to the train station, your stunning 2 hour train ride to Aguas Calientes begins. The journey takes you through several different micro-climates, past Inca terraces, lookout posts, ancient river bank reinforcements and small towns. You will get a glimpse of different temples and the beautiful Mount Veronica (5,750m). Passing through 8 tunnels, the train journey finally comes to an end in the busy pueblo, Aguas Calientes. From here you take a local bus that winds up the mountainside for about 30 minutes until you arrive at the entrance to Machu Picchu (2,400m), the awe inspiring 'Lost City of the Incas'. The guide will take you around the immense, mystical ruins for about 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes, explaining the rich history of the ancient site. Afterwards, you will have time to explore on your own before returning down the mountain to Aguas Calientes.</p><p>In the afternoon you will catch a train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and a private transfer will take you back to your hotel in Cuzco.</p><p>Meals provided: Breakfast</p>

Location: Cuzco

<p>Today is a free day to relax after the treks, further explore the historical city of Cuzco, and take part in some&nbsp;optional activities around the city.</p>

Location: Puno

<p>Today we will leave Cuzco and head through the highlands of Peru to the town of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. </p>

Location: Isla del Sol

<p><strong>Border information:</strong> Exit Peru at Yunguyo, enter Bolivia at Kasani.<p>This morning we will cross into Bolivia and head to the lakeside town of Copacabana, before boarding a boat to the stunning island of Isla del Sol.</p></p>

Location: Copacabana

<p>Today we will take an included day trip across Isla del Sol in Lake Titicaca, one of the holiest sites in ancient Inca mythology and supposedly the birthplace of the Sun God Inti. We will take a 14km walk across the length of the island, taking in the incredible and serene scenery and soaking up the calm atmosphere of the island (this walk can be skipped by anybody who does not want to do it). <p>We will return to Copacabana for the evening.</p><br/><br/></p>

Location: La Paz

<p>Today we will drive to the famous city of La Paz, Bolivia's seat of government and the highest administrative capital in the world! </p>

Location: La Paz

<p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1rem; color: rgb(0, 21, 34); font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Roboto, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Border information:</span>&nbsp;if you are joining&nbsp;in La Paz, you will most likely enter Bolivia at La Paz El Alto International Airport (IATA code: LPB).</p><p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1rem; color: rgb(0, 21, 34); font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Roboto, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Welcome to&nbsp;La Paz, Bolivia’s seat of government and the highest administrative&nbsp;capital in the world! There will be an important&nbsp;group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting.</p><p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1rem; color: rgb(0, 21, 34); font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Roboto, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">A note on altitude</span>: If you are joining in La Paz, we strongly recommend arriving at least 24 hours before the trip begins to allow additional time to acclimatise.</p>

Location: La Paz

Today we will have a free day to make the most of the extrodinary city of La Paz, explore the witches market or take a mountain biking trip down the World's Most Dangerous Road.</span><br><br>

Location: Uyuni

<p>Today we will drive south to Uyuni, the gateway to the incredible salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni.</p>

Location: Uyuni

Today we will&nbsp;venture out onto the salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni, spending a full day exploring this phenomenal location by jeep and on foot.&nbsp;En route we will explore the nearby train graveyard and&nbsp;the cactus-filled 'Fish Island',&nbsp;and take all the time we need to get plenty of&nbsp;perspective-bending photographs!</span>

Location: Altiplano

Today we will head off across the wilds of the Altiplano, a surreal and desolate desert landscape that stretches all the way into Chile. We will make plenty of stop for photographs on the way and at the end of the day we aim to cross the border into Chile, making camp soon afterwards.<p>Tonight we will bush camp in a remote spot with no facilities! </p>

Location: San Pedro de Atacama

After breakfast we will break camp, and drive through the stunning&nbsp;Reserva Nacional Alto Loa on the Chilean part of the Altiplano, stopping off en route for photographs and a lunch stop at the famous El Tatio Geysers, the worlds highest Geyser field at 4300m. Afterwards descending down to San Pedro de Atacama.</span><br><br>Please note:</span>&nbsp;The weather in this region can be unpredictable and has been known to close the road to the border.&nbsp; On these occasions we will take an alternate route across the Altiplano, crossing into either Chile or Argentina at a different border point.&nbsp; Your trip leaders will keep you informed of any changes that may be necessary.</span>

Location: San Pedro de Atacama

Today we will have a free day to explore the incredible highlights of the Atacama desert surrounding San Pedro. In the evening we will take an included trip out to the extraordinary Moon Valley, where we will hopefully see an incredible sunset. At night we will also have the chance to&nbsp;go stargazing, in one of the world's premier regions for astronomy&nbsp;(please note that this is only possible when there is not a full moon).</span>

Location: Salta

Today we will have a long drive day to cross the mighty Andes,&nbsp;cross the border into Argentina, and reach the beautiful town of Salta.</span>

Location: Salta

Today we will have a free day to explore Salta, visit its many museums, or explore the beautiful surrounding hills on foot or&nbsp;by mountain bike. We will also have the chance to take the cable car to the viewpoint on San Bernardo Hill overlooking the town, or take the famous 'Train to the Clouds' through some of the incredible mountian scenery nearby.</span>

Location: Cafayate

Today we will drive through the spectacular rock formations of the Quebrada de las Conchas, and reach the serene town of Cafayate.&nbsp;</span>

Location: Cafayate

Free day to explore Cafayate. This small unassuming town is the centre of one of Argentinas's principal withe producing regions, famous for the quality of its Torrontes and Tannat wines! We will have the opportunity to go to a few of the vineyards nearby to see how the wine is made, and of course to try them!</span>

Location: Recreo

Today we will drive south through spectacular mountains and arrive in the&nbsp;pampas that Argentina is famous for. We will visit the ancient ruins of the indigenous city of Quilmes en route.&nbsp;</span>

Location: Estancia

<p>Today we drive to a unique Anglo-Argentine Estancia, where we will stay for 3 nights. <br/><br/>During our time at the Estancia, we will head out horseback riding. This is a magical experience in a beautiful and many people's highlight of the trip! Please note that some of these activities are subject to weather conditions. <br/><br/>Please also note that there is a strict weight limit of 15 stone (210lbs) or 95kg to partake in the horse riding - if you should weigh more than this, then unfortunately you will not be able to participate in the horseback riding. </p>

Location: Estancia

Full day at the Estancia.

Location: Estancia

​Full day at the Estancia.

Location: Cordoba

Today we will have a leisurely start after breakfast to the city of Cordoba, where we will enjoy a free afternoon to explore the city.</span>

Location: Mendoza

<p>Today we will have a very early start for a full day's drive to the stunning town of Mendoza, nestled in the dry flats underneath the shadows of the largest mountains of the Andes.<p>Mendoza is the centre of Argentine wine production, and one of the nine 'Wine Capitals of the World' - it is especially famous for its Malbec, grown at some of the highest-altitude vineyards to be found in the world.</p></p>

Location: Mendoza

Today&nbsp;will be free time&nbsp;to explore the region, head out on various adventure activities, or of course take a tasting tour of the incredible wineries in the region.</span>

Location: Santiago

Today we will drive over the stunning Cristo Redentor pass in the high Andes, passing Aconcagua (the highest mountain in the Southern Hemisphere) and heading to the Chilean capital of Santiago.</span>

Location: Santiago

Today is a free day to explore the cosmopolitan Chilean capital.

Location: Santiago

Border information: if you are joining in Santiago, you will most likely enter Chile at Santiago Arturo Merino Ben&iacute;tez International Airport (IATA code: SCL).<br/><br/><p>Welcome to Santiago, the cosmopolitan Chilean capital! There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this meeting.</p>

Location: Buchupureo

Today we will leave the bright lights of Santiago behind and head to San Javier to take a wine tour at one of the famous vineyards of the region. After lunch, we will head to the laid back farming village of Buchupureo on the Chilean coast, where we can relax by the beach for a couple of hours.

Location: Pucon

<p>Today we continue our journey to the town of Puc&oacute;n, set on the shores of Lago Villarrica.</p>

Location: Pucon

Today is a free day to enjoy a range of optional activities, such as an expedition to climb the Volcano which looms over Puc&oacute;n, heading out horse riding through the surrounding forests, or an evening visit to the nearby natural hot springs.

Location: Bariloche

Border information: Exit Chile at Mamuil Malal, enter Argentina at Mamuil Malal.<br/><br/><p>Today we journey through the Andes into Argentina and to the picturesque town of Bariloche via the scenic Ruta de los Siete Lagos (Seven Lakes Route).</p>

Location: Bariloche

Today we have a free day to enjoy the beautiful mountain town of Bariloche and the stunning surrounding lakes, mountains and forests. We have options to explore the area by foot, mountain bike, kayak or boat.

Location: Futaleufu

Border Information: Exit Argentina at Rio Futaleuf&uacute;, enter Chile at Rio Futaleuf&uacute;.<br/><br/><p>Today we cross back into Chile and drive to the rafting mecca of Futaleuf&uacute;. From this point we will join the famous Carretera Austral, probably one of the most stunning roads in South America, surrounded by gorgeous mountain and forest scenery. Please note that the road from here to El Chaltén is rough and mostly unpaved meaning that the going is slow.</p>

Location: Futaleufu

Free day for optional activities or just enjoying the scenery.

Location: Puyuhuapi

Today we will leave Futaleuf&uacute; and drive through the Chilean fjords to Queluat National Park. Here we can take a walk to see the incredible hanging Glacier.

Location: Cerro Castillo NR

Today we drive south through the magnificent Chilean&nbsp;scenery to the beautiful area of Cerro Castillo National Reserve.</span><br><br><p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1rem; color: rgb(0, 21, 34); font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Roboto, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">In Cerro Castillo we will camp in&nbsp;a lovely family-run campsite with basic facilities, where we will enjoy a Chilean BBQ.</p>

Location: Cerro Castillo NR

Today we have a free day to hike to the stunning&nbsp;turquoise waters of Laguna Cerro Castillo or to go horse riding.</span>

Location: Rio Pinturas

Border Information:&nbsp;</span>Exit Chile at Huemules, enter Argentina at&nbsp;Huemules.</span><br><br><p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1rem; color: rgb(0, 21, 34); font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Roboto, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Today we will cross into Argentina's Patagonia region&nbsp;and continue our journey south along&nbsp;the famous Ruta 40 (Route 40).</p><p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1rem; color: rgb(0, 21, 34); font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Roboto, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Tonight we will wild camp somewhere in&nbsp;the Rio Pinturas area.</p>

Location: El Calafate

Today we continue our journey south to the town of El Calafate, the gateway to the Perito Moreno Glacier, where we will stay for two nights in this busy Argentinian town.

Location: El Calafate

Today we will head out on an included&nbsp;full day&nbsp;guided visit to view the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the most&nbsp;spectacular sights in Patagonia.</span>

Location: Tierra Del Fuego

Border information:</span>&nbsp;</span>Exit Argentina at&nbsp;Integracion Austral, enter Chile at&nbsp;Integracion Austral</span><br><br><p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1rem; color: rgb(0, 21, 34); font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Roboto, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Continuing south, we head&nbsp;back into Chile to cross the&nbsp;Magellan Straits over to the island of Tierra del Fuego.</p>

Location: Ushuaia

Border information: Exit Chile at San Sebastian, enter Argentina at San Sebastian.<br/><br/><p>Today we cross over to the Argentine side of Tierra del Fuego and drive to the incredible port town of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world!</p>

Location: Ushuaia

We will have a&nbsp;free day in the remote town of Ushuaia, with&nbsp;time for optional activities such as a visit to the hauntingly beautiful&nbsp;Tierra del Fuego National Park, boat trips to see the scenery and wildlife of the Beagle Channel, or heading out&nbsp;horse riding along the coast.</span>

Location: Tierra Del Fuego

Border information:</span>&nbsp;Exit Argentina at San Sebastian, enter Chile at San Sebastian.</span><br><br><p style="box-sizing: inherit; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1rem; color: rgb(0, 21, 34); font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, &quot;Segoe UI&quot;, Roboto, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Today we start heading back north on&nbsp;a full day&nbsp;drive back across the Magellan Straits and up the Chilean side of the mainland.</p>

Location: Torres Del Paine NP

<p>Today we will drive to the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park. This is one of the most outstanding areas of natural beauty in the world and a main highlight of the trip for many of our passengers and leaders! We will stop en route in Puerto Natales to stock up on supplies and pick up our local guides and cook who will accompany us during our time in the National Park.<p>Tonight we will camp at Camping Pehoe, a stunning campsite inside the National Park with incredible views of Los Cuernos mountains, which we will refer to as our 'base campsite'.</p></p>

Location: Torres Del Paine NP

<p>Embark on the W-Walk with a local guide. Places at the campsites are limited by the National Park, so we book them in advance of your trip. We will be trekking the W-Walk from West to East, to enjoy the spectacular views.<p>This morning we will wake early and transfer by truck for the morning Catamaran to cross Lago Pehoe. We will then set up camp at Paine Grande, before continuing on our hike towards the lookout for Glacier Grey. The walk returns by the same route.</p></p>

Location: Torres Del Paine NP

Today we depart from our camp at Paine Grande and hike into the stunning French Valley. In the afternoon, we will make our way to Camp Cuernos.<br/><br/><p>The hike is approximately 8 hours</p>

Location: Torres Del Paine NP

<p>Today we have a slightly easier day, we will hike from Camping Cuernos along the edge of Lago Nodenskjold, around Almirante Nieto and stay just outside Valley Ascencio. We will arrive at Camp Central after approximately 5 hours hiking.</p>

Location: Torres Del Paine NP

This is our final day of the W-Walk and the most spectacular. The day begins with a steady climb from our camp site up Rio Asencio. Be prepared for the final hour which is a relatively steep scramble up to the Tarn and Mirrador Las Torres, affording great views of the iconic Towers. <br/><br/><p>Our hike today is approximately 8 hours for the return trip (16km).</p>

Location: El Chalten

Today we will head north to reach the small town of El Chaltén, situated in Los Glaciares National Park and famous for its incredible mountains, glaciers and world-class trekking opportunities.

Location: El Chalten

We will have two free days to enjoy the stunning Los Glaciares National Park and the incredible scenery of the nearby Mt. Fitz Roy. There are lots of trekking and walking opportunities here, as well as boat trips, horse riding, and many other fantastic options.

Location: El Chalten

Second free day for optional activities and exploration.

Location: Jaramillo Petrified Forest

Today we will have a full day&nbsp;drive across the plains of Patagonia towards the South Atlantic coast.&nbsp;</span>

Location: Camarones

Today we continue our drive&nbsp;north up the Atlantic coast&nbsp;to the small town of Camarones.&nbsp;</span>

Location: Puerto Madryn

This morning we have an included&nbsp;visit to the incredible remote colony of Magellanic Penguins in Cabo Dos Bahias (Cape&nbsp;Two Bays), close to the town of Camarones. After seeing the phenomenal sight of thousands of penguins nesting on the shore, we will continue our drive north&nbsp;to the coastal town of&nbsp;Puerto Madryn.</span>

Location: Puerto Madryn

Today we will have&nbsp;a free day for optional activities in and&nbsp;around Puerto Madryn. There is the opportunity to take a tour to the Valdes Peninsular to see its&nbsp;desolate scenery and abundant&nbsp;marine life, head out on a boat trip in search of dolphins and whales, or&nbsp;perhaps go for afternoon tea in a Welsh tea house in the nearby towns of&nbsp;Gaiman or Trelew.</span>

Location: Bahia Blanca

Today we have a full day's drive heading north towards Buenos Aires. We will see a definite change in the landscape today as the vegetation becomes more and more lush and green as we come out of the Patagonia region and into the pampas of Buenos Aires.</span>

Location: Buenos Aires

Another full day&nbsp;drive will take us across the beautiful grasslands of Buenos Aires province and to the cosmoplitan Argentine capital itself.</span>

Location: Buenos Aires

Today is&nbsp;a free day to explore the incredible city of Buenos Aires, soak up the&nbsp;atmosphere of its streets, and discover its amazing culture, art, and music.</span>

Location: Buenos Aires

<p><strong>Border information:</strong> if you are joining in Buenos Aires, you will most likely enter Argentina at Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport, also known as Ezeiza Airport (IATA code: BUE/EZE).<p>Welcome to Buenos Aires, the wonderful capital of Argentina! There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting.</p></p>

Location: Buenos Aires

<p>Today will be a free day to explore the incredible city of Buenos Aires, soak up the atmosphere of its streets, and discover its amazing culture, art, and music.</p>

Location: Colonia del Sacramento

<p>This morning we will hop on a ferry to Uruguay and head to Colonia del Sacramento, one of the oldest and most picturesque towns in Uruguay and a Unesco World Heritage site. The afternoon is free to explore the charming narrow cobbled streets of the Barrio Hist&oacute;rico and the pretty riverfront. <p>Our truck will relocate by road and catch us up in the afternoon.</p><p> </p></p>

Location: Montevideo

<p>Today we will head north to the Uruguayan capital Montevideo. We will have the afternoon to explore Montevideo. The city has a mix of historical buildings and modern architecture and a main feature of the city is the Rambla (waterfront promenade) where locals frequently go for a stroll to drink their mate. Mate is the traditional South American caffeine-rich infused drink sipped through a straw, particularly popular in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Brazil and Chile.</p>

Location: Tacuarembo

<p>Today we will head to the Tacuaremb&oacute; area - the traditional gaucho land of Uruguay. We will spend 2 nights in an authentic estancia to learn about the gaucho way of living. We will have a chance to learn how to prepare typical food from the area (and of course taste it!) and also enjoy some traditional music.</p>

Location: Tacuarembo

Full day at the estancia.

Location: Yapeyu

<p>Today we have a half day drive north though the provinces of Entre Rios and Corrientes, aiming to reach Yapey&uacute; on the banks of the River Uruguay. Yapey&uacute; is very famous amongst Argentines for being the birthplace of their national hero General Jose de San Martin, one of the liberators of South America from Spanish colonial rule.</p>

Location: Foz do Iguacu

<p><strong>Border information: </strong>Exit Argentina at Tancredo Neves, enter Brazil at Tancredo Neves.<p>Today we cross the border into Brazil and drive to the city of Foz do Iguacu.</p></p>

Location: Foz do Iguacu

<p>Today we will visit the Brazilian side of the phenomenal&nbsp;Iguazu Falls, to get some incredible&nbsp;panoramic vistas of the mighty waterfalls. There is also plenty of time to visit the bird park, take a helicopter ride over the falls, see the incredible Itaipu Dam, or quickly stop into Paraguay to pick up some bargains in the nearcy Ciudad del Este.</p>

Location: Foz do Iguacu

<p>Today we will take a day trip back into Argentina to see the incredible Iguazu Falls from the other side. This is well worth doing as the views are even more spectacular, and you'll be able to look right down into the mighty Garganta del Diablo (the largest waterfall here) from a gantry walkway viewing point). We will have a full day at the Argentine side of the falls, allowing us lots of time to freely explore the site, hike some nature trails, or perhaps take an exhilarating (and very wet) boat ride!</p>

Location: Bonito

<p>Today we have a full drive day north to the Brazilian eco-tourism capital of Bonito.</p>

Location: Bonito

<p>We have a full day in Bonito to take part in some of the incredible optional activities here. You could go out on a world-class snorkelling trip, explore the nearby caves, or go abseiling down some of the largest waterfalls in the area, amongst many other possibilities!</p>

Location: Pantanal

<p>Today we have a short drive to Brazil's amazing Southern Pantanal region, where we have a visit a local eco-tourism ranch (or 'fazenda').<p>We will spend 2 nights here and have a comprehensive package of included activities such as exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside on horseback, trips down the wildlife-abundant rivers in boats and canoes, and safaris on the ranch's trucks and on foot where we hope to spot capybaras, caimans, and (if we are very lucky) jaguars and ocelots. Our stay here is an incredible highlight!</p></p>

Location: Pantanal

Full day in the Pantanal.

Location: Campo Grande

<p>After our morning activities and one final lunch in our beautiful ranch, it is time to leave the Pantanal. We will start driving east towards Sao Paulo state, and wild camp towards the end of the day.</p>

Location: Brotas

<p>Today we will drive to the remote town of Brotas in southeastern Brazil.</p>

Location: Brotas

<p>Today is free to take part in&nbsp;optional&nbsp;adventure activities such as white water rafting or canyoning, or to simply&nbsp;relax&nbsp;by the pool!</p>

Location: Paraty

<p>Today we have a full day drive to the colonial town of Paraty on the Emerald Coast of the Atlantic!</p>

Location: Paraty

<p>Today we will have free time to explore the town, take a historical tour, walk along the stunning scenery of the coastline, head out snorkelling or diving, or simply relax on the idyllic beaches.</p>

Location: Ilha Grande

<p>Today we will travel a little further up the coast to the stunning island retreat of Ilha Grande. We will leave our truck behind for a couple of days and take a ferry, so you may wish to pack a small overnight bag. There are no private cars or banks on the island, so you will need to bring cash along with you and be prepared for a short walk with your bags to the hostel. </p>

Location: Ilha Grande

<p>Free day to enjoy the island.</p>

Location: Rio de Janeiro

<p>This morning we will drive to the incredible Rio de Janeiro, one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world and home to the most famous Carnival celebrations in Latin America!</p>

Location: Rio de Janeiro

<p><strong>Border information:</strong> if you are leaving in Rio de Janeiro, you will most likely exit Brazil at Rio de Janeiro Gale&atilde;o International Airport (IATA code: RIO/GIG).<p>Today is the end day for passengers finishing their trip in Rio de Janeiro. Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight, unless you are staying on for our Rio Carnival package! Please note that due to Carnival we will be unable to book ordinary post-tour accomodation on this date.</p><p> </p></p>

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  • Accommodation
    -Comfortable Hotel 24 nights. Hammocks 2 nights. Basic Hotel 21 nights. Multishare Hostel 35 nights. Camping 40 nights. Guesthouse 2 nights. Homestay 1 night. Wild Camp 8 nights

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Start:Cartagena
Finish:Rio de Janeiro
Group size:0 - 22
Suitable for: 18 plus
Accommodation:Comfortable Hotel 24 nights. Hammocks 2 nights. Basic Hotel 21 nights. Multishare Hostel 35 nights. Camping 40 nights. Guesthouse 2 nights. Homestay 1 night. Wild Camp 8 nights
Physical rating:High
Meals:Breakfasts x 226, Lunches x 126, Dinners x 116
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Dragoman with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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