Atlantic to the Andes Experience

Atlantic to the Andes Experience
Atlantic to the Andes Experience
Atlantic to the Andes Experience
Atlantic to the Andes Experience
Atlantic to the Andes Experience
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  • Itinerary
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  • G Adventures

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 active activities 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.

Highlights
  • Explore the favela with a local resident
  • Stand in awe of Iguassu Falls
  • search for wildlife in the Brazilian Pantanal
  • encounter colonial cities and historic cultures in Bolivia
  • explore the Salar de Uyuni by 4x4
Your G for Good Moment: Favela Experience
Meals Included
19 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
Accommodation
Hotels (17 nts), overnight bus (3 nts), basic hotels on Salar de Uyuni (2 nts, multi-share), tented room with hammocks in the Pantanal (2 nts multi-share).
Rio de Janeiro Your G for Good Moment: Jukil Community Experience & Lodge
Transport
Public bus, plane, 4x4 vehicle, walking.
Santiago de Agencha Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Ilha Grande Your Discover Moment: Paraty Your Discover Moment: Bonito Your Discover Moment: Sucre. Iguassu Falls visit (Brazil and Argentina). Pantanal wildlife excursion (2 days). 4x4 excursion to Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats) (3 days). Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Destinations
  • Brazil
  • Bolivia
  • South America
  • Argentina
Tour Types
  • Adventure
  • Classic
  • Standard
  • 3 - Average
  • Small Group
  • Planeterra Project
Day 1: Rio de Janeiro

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until the evening welcome meeting.

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro

In the morning, explore the favela with a local resident on a G Adventures-supported tour to watch a drumming demonstration, get a Capoeira lesson, and sample craft beers with a new perspective of the city. Enjoy a free afternoon to discover all that Rio has to offer.

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro/Ilha Grande

Take a bus and ferry to Ilha Grande. Enjoy free time to explore this picturesque, laid-back island, opt to go on a hike to a nearby swimming hole or explore the many beaches.

Day 4: Ilha Grande

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 5: Ilha Grande/Paraty

Travel up the coast to Paraty and wander the cobblestoned streets of this beautiful colonial town.

Day 6: Paraty

Enjoy a free day to explore Paraty. Optional activities include a Caipirinha boat trip, kayaking and horseback riding.

Day 7: 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 8: Paraty/Iguaçu Falls

Take a flight to the famous Iguassu Falls. Skip the 19 hour journey by land and hop a flight to Iguassu from São Paulo. Visit the Brazilian side of the falls to get the best panoramic view.

Day 9: Iguaçu Falls

Experience Iguassu in Argentina by exploring trails and catwalks. Opt to take a boat tour to view the falls from below.

Explore trails that will bring you directly over the falls of the Devil's Throat—the highest and deepest of the falls. Other trails allow access to the stretch of falls across the forest on the Argentine side. Opt to take an inflatable boat to the base of the thundering falls.

Day 10: Iguaçu Falls/Bonito

Embark on the long travel journey to Bonito.

Day 11: Bonito

Spend time in Bonito with optional activities available like snorkelling in the rivers or exploring the nearby caves and waterfalls.

Day 12: Bonito/Pantanal

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.

Experience the Pantanal, an immense wetland area famed for its profuse wildlife. A 2-day excursion allows visitors to fully appreciate the natural beauty of the area.

Day 13: Pantanal

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

Leave the Pantanal and head for the border. Board an overnight bus to Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

From the frontier town of Corumbá, Brazil, cross into Bolivia. From here, an overnight bus heads to Santa Cruz.

Day 15: Santa Cruz de la Sierra/Sucre

Hop on a flight to Bolivia's colonial gem, Sucre. Enjoy a few days in the city to recover from the journey from Brazil, opt to go hiking or take it easy.

Day 16: Sucre

Spend a few days exploring all that Sucre has to offer.

Day 17: Sucre

Enjoy free time to explore all that Sucre has to offer.

Day 18: Sucre

Enjoy free time to explore all that Sucre has to offer.

Day 19: Sucre/Potosí

Journey from Sucre to Potosí. Spend the afternoon exploring the city.

Day 20: Potosí/Uyuni

Head south to Uyuni, the starting point for the salt flats excursion.

Day 21: Uyuni/Salt Flats

Enjoy a 3-day 4x4 excursion to the Salar de Uyuni and surrounding desert altiplano, with spectacular scenery.

Travel through the Bolivian landscape to the town of Uyuni. Despite its isolation and challenging climate (cold and blustery most of the year), the town of Uyuni has earned the nickname of Hija Predilecta de Bolivia (Bolivia’s Favourite Daughter). It is also the starting point for our 2-night excursion through the spectacular Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats) in 4x4 vehicles. Settle in to your G Adventures-supported community salt-brick bungalow, complete with salt floors and furniture, after a guided walking tour up to the sacred Jukil mountaintop for sweeping valley views and a dinner of local ingredients prepared by ladies from the community.

Day 22: Salt Flats

Continue to discover the Salar de Uyuni on a 4x4 excursion. 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 23: Salt Flats/Uyuni

Enjoy a final day of exploring the Salar de Uyuni before boarding an overnight bus back to La Paz .

Day 24: La Paz

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".

Spend the day exploring and shopping in the many markets of the city -- it is an especially good place to buy textiles and leatherwork. Visit the Witches' Market or take one of the several optional excursions available.

Day 25: La Paz

Depart at any time.

  • Your G for Good Moment: Favela Experience, Rio de Janeiro Your G for Good Moment: Jukil Community Experience & Lodge, Santiago de Agencha Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Ilha Grande Your Discover Moment: Paraty Your Discover Moment: Bonito Your Discover Moment: Sucre
  • Iguassu Falls visit (Brazil and Argentina)
  • Pantanal wildlife excursion (2 days)
  • 4x4 excursion to Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats) (3 days)
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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Group Size:1 - 16
Suitable For: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
Accommodation:Hotels (17 nts), overnight bus (3 nts), basic hotels on Salar de Uyuni (2 nts, multi-share), tented room with hammocks in the Pantanal (2 nts multi-share).
Difficulty:3 - Average
Meals:19 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
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