Central & South American Explorer

151 nights from £13610

Start:Mexico City
Finish:Rio de Janeiro
Duration:151 Nights
Group size:0 - 22
Suitable for: 18 plus
Accommodation:Comfortable Hotel 52 nights. Camping 38 nights. Basic Hotel 27 nights. Multishare Hostel 24 nights. Hammocks 2 nights. Guesthouse 2 nights. Homestay 1 night. Wild Camp 5 nights
Physical rating:High
Meals:Breakfasts x 202, Lunches x 122, Dinners x 110
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Dragoman with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English

Overview

Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in chaotic Mexico city
  • Tour the Zapotec capital of Monte Alban near Oaxaca
  • Journey to San Cristobal des casas, the heart of Mayan culture
  • Head on a boat trip along the breathtaking Sumidero Canyon
  • Take a boat trip to the remote Mayan ruins at Yaxchilan
  • Guided tour of the magnificent ruins of Palenque
  • Guided tour around the famous Chichen Itza
  • Explore the cliff top Toltec Ruins of Tulum
  • 3 nights on Belize island of Caye Caulker
  • 2 night stay in a forest eco lodge at San Ignacio for optional jungle activities
  • Guided tour of the most spectacular setting of all Mayan ruins, Tikal
  • Overnight on a working Guatemalan farm
  • Boat trip on the Rio Dulce to the Caribbean town of Livingstone
  • Stay in a community centre in the mountains near Antigua
  • Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Antigua
  • Trek up Santa Ana volcano in Cerro Verde National Park
  • Overnight in a community project at Suchitoto
  • 3 nights on the Caribbean island of Roatan to swim and relax
  • Guided tour of the Mayan ruins of Copan
  • Farm tour or canyoning in Somoto, Nicaragua
  • 2 nights to get to grips with the politics of Leon
  • Explore Masaya National Park and its dramatic volcano crater rim
  • Enjoy the charm of the old colonial architecture in Granada
  • Overnight and explore Lake Nicaragua's volcanic island of Ometepe
  • 2 nights in La Fortuna with optional excursions to the mighty Arenal volcano
  • Visit the beaches and guided tour of Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Boat trip to the cloud forests of Monteverde Forest Reserve
  • Explore the Camino Real, the precursor to the Panama Canal
  • Cross the Panamanian Chiriqui Highlands
  • 2 Nights in the stunning Caribbean beach national park of Tayrona
  • 2 nights in vibrant Cartagena
  • 3 nights to explore the infamous streets of Medellin
  • Explore the region of Salento and visit a coffee finca
  • Guided trek through spectacular Cocora Valley
  • 2 night stay in the historic colonial city of Popayan
  • Visit the equator monument en-route to Quito
  • Photograph the iconic church bridge of Ipiales
  • Full day coffee experience and plantation tour
  • 3 night stay in a community run eco lodge to explore the Amazon Jungle
  • Go white water rafting, canyoning or trekking in Banos
  • Try horse back riding or mountain biking around the stunning landscape
  • Visit the crater lake of Quilotoa
  • Stay in the classic colonial city of Cuenca
  • Buy an original Panama hat direct from the factory
  • 2 nights camping on the Pacific beach at Punta Sal
  • Try your hand at surfing or just relax with a cool drink
  • Explore the Chimu Adobe ruins of Chan Chan and the ancient Moche Pyramids
  • 3 nights to trek in the Cordillera Blanca from Huaraz
  • Explore the Peruvian capital of Lima
  • Explore the historic capital city of Lima
  • Overnight on the remote beach of Puerto Inca
  • Boat trip to the Ballestas islands to view wildlife
  • See the mysterious Nasca lines with a chance of an optional flight
  • 2 nights to explore the beautiful city of Arequipa
  • Homestay with local Quechua families
  • Trip to the Colca canyon to spot Condors
  • Trek the Classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu
  • Sacred Valley guided tour
  • Or, train package option with no trekking
  • Or, take the Wild Andes Trek for a truly unique perspective
  • Relax in the vibrant and cosmopolitan centre of Cuzco
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu by local expert
  • 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
  • Visit the town of Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca
  • Explore the highest administrative capital city in the world
  • Boat trip on Lake Titicaca to the Isla del Sol
  • Explore the witches market & the dizzy heights of the world's highest capital city, La Paz
  • Day trip on the surreal Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats
  • 2 day crossing of the desolate and surreal Altiplano
  • Visit the Uyuni train graveyard
  • Star gaze in the Moon Valley at San Pedro de Atacama
  • Take the cable car for a spectacular view of Salta
  • Spectacular drive down Route 40 to see Quebrada de las Conchas
  • 2 nights to visit vineyards in Cafayate
  • Walk around the ruins of Quilmes
  • 3 night stay in a traditional isolated Argentian estancia with the Gauchos
  • Practice your dance steps in the birthplace of Tango
  • Ride beautiful horses in an unspoilt location across remote Cordillera
  • Explore the bars and cafes of Buenos Aires
  • Visit the Jesuit ruins at San Ignacio de Mini
  • Boat trips, forest hikes and helicopter rides over Iguazu Falls
  • 2 night ranch visit and wildlife safari into the Pantanal
  • 3 nights to enjoy the crystal clear waters and caves around Bonito
  • Boat trip to explore emerald coast islands around Paraty
  • Explore the beautiful UNESCO town of Paraty
  • Discover the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro
Transport
US Style School Bus, Boat, Flight, Taxi, Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Private Bus, Train, Local Bus, Canoe
Tour Staff
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary

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Start:Mexico City
Finish:Rio de Janeiro
Duration:151 Nights
Group size:0 - 22
Suitable for: 18 plus
Accommodation:Comfortable Hotel 52 nights. Camping 38 nights. Basic Hotel 27 nights. Multishare Hostel 24 nights. Hammocks 2 nights. Guesthouse 2 nights. Homestay 1 night. Wild Camp 5 nights
Physical rating:High
Meals:Breakfasts x 202, Lunches x 122, Dinners x 110
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Dragoman with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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