From the sands of Ipanema to the heights of the Bolivian Andes, this incredible 39-day journey will introduce you to the diverse landscape and people of South America. Explore the wetlands of the Pantanal and the bizarre landscape of the Uyuni Salt Flats, and revel in the mists of thundering Iguassu Falls. Gain greater insight into the culture on the region’s public buses and meet locals from the rural towns along the way for an immersive experience that few travellers get to know. Get off the beaten path and experience Peru, Brazil and Bolivia —a vibrant cross-section of South America.
Beach time on Ilha Grande. Iguassu Falls visit (Brazil and Argentina). Bonito stay. Pantanal wildlife excursion (2-day). 4×4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats (3-day). Floating islands of Uros visit. Lake Titicaca guided tour. Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour with visit to a Planeterra-supported women’s weaving project (full-day). Lunch at the Planeterra-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village. Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4-day). Planeterra-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Inca Trail. Machu Picchu guided tour. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
35 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 8 dinners. (Allow USD550-650 for meals not included.)
Hotels (26 nts), overnight buses (2 nts), overnight trains (2 nts), camping (3 nts), homestay (1 nt), basic hotels on Uyuni Salt Flats excursion (2 nts, multi-share), tented room with hammocks in the Pantanal (2 nts, multi-share).
Public bus, plane, 4×4 vehicle, train, walking, hiking.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike, local guides.
Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12