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Andes, Patagonia & Las Guyanas with Carnival

Andes, Patagonia & Las Guyanas with Carnival

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Since the first trip back in 1981, Dragoman has been at the forefront of overland vacations, taking people on unique, off the beaten track adventures in their iconic custom-made orange trucks. Dragoman make it a whole lot easier to get off the tarmac and to take the road less-travelled be it a short trip or an epic journey. It is this ability to go beyond the traditional tourist tails on a life changing overland journey that attracts people from all over the world ranging in age from 18 to 80!. Now as much as we love the highlights of the places we visit, it is often the journey where the real magic happens. Be it the the small village stop in Benin, trying to spot Jaguars in the dense Amazonian jungle of Guyana or staying with the nomadic people of Mongolia. Our balanced itineraries give you the chance to get under the skin of the country and get a true insight into the local culture. Start your overlanding adventure and become part of the family.
Itinerary

Andes, Patagonia & Las Guyanas with Carnival

Day 1 Lima

Border information: if joining in Lima, you will most likely enter Peru at Lima Jorge Chavez International Airport (IATA code: LIM). 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. 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. In Lima we will stay in a comfortable hotel in the city's historical centre.
Activities(Optional)
Visit the Gold Museum & Catacombs of Lima - Cost: PEN 33
Visit the beautiful Baroque cathedral of San Francisco in Lima's historical centre, and explore the morbidly fascinating catacombs underneath - Cost: PEN 15
Visit the excellent Museum of the Nation in Lima, which has numerous exhibits highlighting many of the pre-conquest civilisations and an outstanding photo exhibit on Peru's Internal Conflict of the 1980s and 1990s - Cost: PEN Free
Explore the bohemian areas of Barranco and Miraflores on a cycling tour of Lima - Cost: USD 50
See the incredible 'Magic Water Circuit' in Lima's Parque de la Reserva, an astounding evening display of water, music, light, images, and laser effects across 13 huge water fountains - Cost: PEN 4
Explore the Rafael Larco Herrera Museum in Lima, containing the largest private collection of pre-Colombian art in the world - Cost: PEN 30
Take a cebiche and pisco sour class at one of the top restaurants in Miraflores, a lively district of Lima - Cost: USD 40

Day 2 Huacachina

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. 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. Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).
Activities(Included)
Boat trip to see the seals & seabirds on the Ballestas Islands

Activities(Optional)
Dune buggying or boarding in the spectacular sand dunes of Peru Desert - Cost: USD 20

Day 3 Nazca

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. 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. In Nazca we will stay in a basic hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours.
Activities(Optional)
Visit to the Nazca Lines - Cost: PEN 3
Fly over the Nazca lines - Cost: USD 130

Day 4 Puerto Inca

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. In the afternoon we will continue our drive to the coastal resort of Puerto Inca, where we camp at a well-equipped campsite on the beach. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.
Activities(Included)
Visit the incredible ancient Nazca sites of the Chauchilla Cemetery and the nearby Cahuachi Pyramid

Day 5 Arequipa

Today we will start our drive inland, and head uphill to the beautiful ‘White City’ of Arequipa. In Arequipa we will stay in a good local hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 7-9 hours.

Day 6 Arequipa

Today we will have a free day to explore the colonial city of Arequipa, or for some optional activities in and around the city.
Activities(Optional)
Guided tour of Arequipa's Santa Catalina convent - Cost: PEN 40
Head out for an exciting morning of white-water rafting on the Chili River near Arequipa - Cost: USD 35
Take a 'Reality Tour' of Arequipa, a walking tour with an alternative focus on the daily lives of the local people and contemporary issues facing modern Peru - Cost: PEN 140 - 45
Take a fascinating cooking class in Arequipa, learning how to create some iconic Peruvian cuisine and taking a tour of the nearby food markets - Cost: PEN 150

Day 7 Chivay

We will have some more free time to explore Arequipa this morning, before continuing our drive to the highland town of Chivay after lunch. In Chivay we will stay in a local hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.

Day 8 Chivay

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

Activities(Optional)
Visit the thermal springs in Chivay - Cost: PEN 15

Day 9 Raqchi

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. Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours.
Activities(Included)
Quechua Indian homestay and community crafts project
Guided visit to the Raqchi ruins

Day 10 Cuzco

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. In the afternoon we will drive to the incredible historical city of Cuzco, the former Inca capital.  In Cuzco we will stay in a good colonial hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours.

Day 11 Cuzco

Border information: if you are joining in Cuzco, you will most likely enter Peru at Cuzco Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (IATA code: CUZ). 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! 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. 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. A note on altitude: If you are joining in Cuzco, we strongly recommend arriving at least 24 hours before the trip begins to allow additional time to acclimatise. In Cuzco we will stay in a good colonial hotel.
Activities(Optional)
Take part in a Peruvian cooking class in Cuzco, learning how to make a variety of local dishes - Cost: USD 79
Take a Spanish class in the beautiful city of Cuzco (suitable for all levels) - Cost: PEN 20

Day 12 Inca Trail

These four days will be spent either trekking in the Andes, on our pioneering Wild Andes Trek, on the Classic Inca Trek or for those not wishing to hike, free time to explore and a guided tour of the Sacred Valley on our Train package. Option 1 - Wild Andes Trek Leaving Cuzco early in the morning, we visit the ruined temples of Sacsayhuaman for a fascinating tour of the site. We then head on to Chinchero, a small Quechua-speaking village in the Sacred Valley. Here we will see a traditional weaving demonstration that has been unchanged for a thousand years, and explore their beautiful archaeological ruins. We will drive to a stunning viewpoint for a picnic lunch, and then visit the Quillarumiyoc temple (the Temple of the Moon). We will start our trek from here in the afternoon, heading by foot to Zurite where we have a picturesque stay in a colonial house. Tonight we will enjoy a traditional dinner and get a taste of the local village lifestyle. Approximate walking distance: 8km, Estimated time: 4hrs, Meals provided: Lunch and Dinner  Option 2 - Classic Inca Trek This morning we go for a guided tour of the Sacred Valley, followed by a visit to the market town of Pisac, where we will have an included lunch.  We then head to Ollantaytambo, where we have free time to explore the impressive archeological site. Tonight we stay in a comfortable hotel.   Please note that we have the evening to ourselves in Ollantaytambo, our Guide will meet us in the morning.  No Meals are included in Ollantaytambo. There is no trekking today. Meals provided: Lunch, Option 3 - Train Package You will leave Cuzco with your fellow passengers who will be trekking the Wild Andes Trek. 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. Meals included: Lunch
Activities(Included)
Visit the incredible remains of the Inca temples of Sacsayhuaman and the Sacred Valley on a guided tour
TREKKING OPTIONS Option 1 Trek the Classic Inca Trail up the Royal Inca Road.  Option 2 Hike unspoilt Inca Trails in remote stunning Andes scenery away from tourist treks on our exclusive Wild Andes trail.  Option 3 Take a Sacred Valley Tour, visit Ollantaytambo and take the train to Machu Picchu without trekking.  PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST ADVISE AT TIME OF BOOKING IF YOU WISH TO BOOK THE CLASSIC INCA TRAIL OR THE NON TREKKING OPTION, OTHERWISE YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE PUT ON OUR WILD ANDES TREK. 
Take a guided tour of the fantastic Inca temples at Ollantaytambo

Day 13 Inca Trail

Option 1 - Wild Andes Trek Zurite to Amaruwatana 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 site. We will then follow 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 Vilcabamba and Vilcanota mountain ranges. From here we start walking down on the way to our first camp in the Sambor Valley where we will spend the night camping. Approximate walking time: 8hrs, Distance: 13kms, Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Option 2 - Classic Inca Trek Ollantaytambo to Wayllabamba 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 are joined by our crew of local porters and cooks. We will cross the bridge over the River Urubamba and following a trail along the left-hand shore of the river, 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). Approximate trekking time: 5-6hrs, Distance: 12kms, Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks Option 3 - Train Package Today is a free day to enjoy Cuzco, with its museums, churches, incredible colonial architecture, beautiful restaurants and a vast array of shops, selling textiles and handicrafts.

Day 14 Inca Trail

Option 1 - Wild Andes Trek Amaruwatana to Ancascocha 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're lucky we may spot Andean ibises, caracaras, eagles or foxes up here! After descending for approximatley 2 hours, we arrive at a stunning highland valley with a glacial river named Kenqo Mayu (meaning "Zig-zag River") flowing down it - which makes an idyllic stop for lunch! After lunch we will continue trekking downhill following the ancient trail, which leads us to our campsite in the Ancascocha area. Approximate trekking time: 6-7hrs, Distance: 10kms, Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Option 2 - Classic Trek Wayllabamba to Pacaymayo 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 to reach the highest point of our trek, Warmiwañusca (meaning "Dead Woman's Pass") at a height of 4,200m. During our ascent, we can appreciate the wide variety of plant, flower and bird species supported by this unique eco-climate. On reaching the pass, our challenge is rewarded by an astonishing panoramic view of the Vilcanota and Vilcabamba mountain ranges. From here we descend for 2 hours into the Pacaymayo Valley (3,650m altitude) and to our second campsite. Approximate trekking time: 6-7hrs, Distance: 11kms, Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks Option 3 - Train Package 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.

Day 15 Inca Trail

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

Day 16 Cuzco

Option 1 - Wild Andes Trek Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu – Cuzco Today we will have an early start to 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 Machu Picchu - one of the world's most iconic sights! We have a guided tour with our expert local guide and there will be plenty of free time to explore this magical place.  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! Meals provided: Breakfast Option 2 - Classic Trek Wiñay Wayna to Machupicchu Leaving Wiñay Wayna, we descend gradually further through the highland jungle to our destination - 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. Approximate walking time: 2hrs, Distance: 4kms, Meals provided: Breakfast, Snacks Option 3 - Train Package 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. 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. Meals provided: Breakfast

Day 17 Cuzco

Today is a free day to relax after the treks, further explore the historical city of Cuzco, and take part in some optional activities around the city.
Activities(Optional)
Take part in a Peruvian cooking class in Cuzco, learning how to make a variety of local dishes - Cost: USD 79
Take a Spanish class in the beautiful city of Cuzco (suitable for all levels) - Cost: PEN 20

Day 18 Puno

Today we will leave Cuzco and head through the highlands of Peru to the town of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca.  In Puno we will stay in a local hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).
Activities(Optional)
Boat trip to the floating islands on Lake Titicaca - Cost: USD

Day 19 Isla Del Sol

Border information: Exit Peru at Yunguyo, enter Bolivia at Kasani. 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. In Isla del Sol we will stay in a basic local hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 3-5 hours.

Day 20 Copacabana

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).  We will return to Copacabana for the evening. In Copacabana we will stay in a basic local hotel.
Activities(Included)
Take a boat to Lake Titicaca's Isla del Sol

Day 21 La Paz

Today we will drive to the famous city of La Paz, Bolivia’s seat of government and the highest administrative capital in the world!  In La Paz we will stay in a good hotel in the historical centre. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.
Activities(Optional)
Take a guided tour of the main sights and viewpoints around La Paz - Cost: BOB 150

Day 22 La Paz

Border information: if you are joining in La Paz, you will most likely enter Bolivia at La Paz El Alto International Airport (IATA code: LPB). Welcome to La Paz, Bolivia’s seat of government and the highest administrative capital in the world! 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. A note on altitude: 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. In La Paz we will stay in a good hotel in the historical centre.

Day 23 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.
Activities(Optional)
Downhill "gravity assisted" mountain biking from La Paz to Coroico - Cost: USD 125
Guided tour to explore Tiahuanacu Inca Ruins - Cost: BOB 220
Take a trip out to the mountain resort of Chacaltaya and the other-worldly landscape of the Moon Valley near La Paz - Cost: BOB 130
Take a guided tour of the main sights and viewpoints around La Paz - Cost: BOB 150

Day 24 Uyuni

Today we will drive south to Uyuni, the gateway to the incredible salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni. In Uyuni we will stay in a friendly hotel, famous for serving the highest pizzas in the world! Estimated Drive Time - 9hrs

Day 25 Salar De Uyuni

Today we will venture out onto the salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni, spending a full day exploring this phenomenal location by jeep and on foot. En route we will explore the nearby train graveyard and the cactus-filled 'Fish Island', and take all the time we need to get plenty of perspective-bending photographs!
Activities(Included)
Take jeeps out onto the dazzling Uyuni Salt Flats

Day 26 Bolivian 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. Tonight we will bush camp in a remote spot with no facilities!  Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours. Border information: Exit Bolivia and enter Chile at Ollague
Activities(Included)
Take the epic journey across the Altiplano - an incredible high-altitude adventure through a surreal desert landscape, taking in bizarre rock formations and stunning lakes.

Day 27 to 28 San Pedro De Atacama

After breakfast we will break camp, and drive through the stunning 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. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours. On the following day 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 go stargazing, in one of the world's premier regions for astronomy (please note that this is only possible when there is not a full moon). In San Pedro de Atacama we will stay in a centrally located hostel. Please note: The weather in this region can be unpredictable and has been known to close the road to the border.  On these occasions we will take an alternate route across the Altiplano, crossing into either Chile or Argentina at a different border point.  Your Tour Leaders will keep you informed of any changes that may be necessary.
Activities(Included)
Explore the dramatic landscape of the Moon Valley
Experience the incredible El Tatio geysers in the mountains high above the Atacama Desert

Activities(Optional)
Observe the night skies at a Chilean observatory - Cost: CLP 20000
Hire a bike to explore the incredible deserts surrounding San Pedro de Atacama at your own pace - Cost: CLP 5000
Discover the incredible deserts of San Pedro on horseback - Cost: CLP 13500

Day 29 to 30 Salta

Border information: Exit Chile at Paso Jama, enter Argentina at Paso Jama. Today we will have a long drive day to cross the mighty Andes, cross the border into Argentina, and reach the beautiful town of Salta. In Salta we will stay in a local hotel or guesthouse. Estimated Drive Time - 11-12 hours. On day 12 we will have a free day to explore Salta, visit its many museums, or explore the beautiful surrounding hills on foot or 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.
Activities(Optional)
Take the cable car up to the top of San Bernardo Hill, and take in the breathtaking views out over the city of Salta below - Cost: ARS 200
Explore the beautiful mountains and forests near Salta on a mountain biking trip - Cost: ARS 1300

Day 31 to 32 Cafayate

Today we will drive through the spectacular rock formations of the Quebrada de las Conchas, and reach the serene town of Cafayate. This small unassuming town is the centre of one of Argentina's principal wine producing regions, famous for the quality of its Torrentes 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! In Cafayate we stay at a campsite with good facilities. Estimated Drive Time - 3-5 hours.
Activities(Included)
Visit the impressive rock formations of 'El Amphiteatro' and 'La Garganta del Diablo' en route through the primeval landscape of the Quebrada de las Conchas

Activities(Optional)
Discover the bodegas and stock up on wine in Cafayate - Cost: ARS 150

Day 33 Recreo

Today we will drive south through spectacular mountains and arrive in the pampas that Argentina is famous for. We will visit the ancient ruins of the indigenous city of Quilmes en route.  Tonight we will aim to wild camp en route. Estimated Drive Time - 10 hours.
Activities(Included)
Visit the Quilmes ruins

Day 34 to 36 Estancia

Today we drive to a unique Anglo-Argentine Estancia, where we will stay for 3 nights. Estimated Drive Time - 5hours. 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. 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. In the Estancia we will camp with facilities in the grounds near the main house.
Activities(Included)
Spend 3 unique days at an Anglo-Argentinian estancia to experience the Gaucho way of life

Day 37 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.

Day 38 to 39 Mendoza

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. 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. Estimated Drive Time - 9 hours. The following day will be free time to explore the region, head out on various adventure activities, or of course take a tasting tour of the incredible wineries in the region. In Mendoza we stay in a centrally located hostel in dorm accommodation.
Activities(Optional)
Go for a horse ride through the arid foothills west of Mendoza - Cost: ARS 1400
Explore the vineyards of the Mendoza and Maipu region, either on an organised tour or by cycling between the bodegas - Cost: ARS 950
White water rafting on the Mendoza River - Cost: ARS 1000
Relax in the beautiful thermal baths in Cacheuta, in the hills above Mendoza - Cost: ARS 450

Day 40 to 41 Santiago

Border information: Exit Argentina at Los Libertadores, enter Chile at Paso Cristo Redentor. 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. In Santiago we will stay in a centrally located hostel.  Estimated Drive Time - 10-11 hours.
Activities(Optional)
Learn more about Santiago and its history on a free walking tour of the centre from a knowledgeable local guide - Cost: USD
Take in the breathtaking vista of the city skyline backdropped by the mighty Andes, from the viewpoints at Cerro San Cristobal or Cerro San Lucia - Cost: USD

Day 42 Santiago

Border information: if you are joining in Santiago, you will most likely enter Chile at Santiago Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (IATA code: SCL). 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 important meeting. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Santiago 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 Santiago. In Santiago we will stay in a centrally-located hostel.

Day 43 Santiago

Enjoy a full free day in Santiago to explore the city.
Activities(Optional)
Discover all of Santiago's sights on a hop-on/hop-off bus around the city - Cost: CLP 21000
Take in the breathtaking vista of the city skyline backdropped by the mighty Andes, from the viewpoints at Cerro San Cristobal or Cerro San Lucia - Cost: USD
Learn more about Santiago and its history on a free walking tour of the centre from a knowledgeable local guide - Cost: USD

Day 44 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. Tonight we will camp in a well equipped campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours  Estimated Drive Time - 11-12 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).
Activities(Included)
Whet your palette during winetasting at a vineyard in San Javier

Day 45 to 46 Pucon

We will have two free days in Pucón to enjoy a range of optional activities, including a sunrise expedition to climb the Villarica volcano which looms over Pucón, heading out horse riding through the surrounding forests, or an evening visit to the nearby natural hot springs.
Activities(Optional)
Trek up the snowcapped volcano Mt Villarica - Cost: CLP 85000
Horseriding, white-water rafting or hikes around Pucon - Cost: CLP 35000
Relax in the soothing waters of the Pozones natural hot springs - Cost: CLP 10000
Explore the stunning views and hiking trails of the nearby Huerquehue National Park - Cost: CLP 7000
Learn all about Pucón and the history of its people on a free walking tour of the town - Cost: CLP
Explore the spectacular Lake District near Pucón by mountain bike - Cost: CLP 10000

Day 47 Bariloche

Border information: Exit Chile at Mamuil Malal, enter Argentina at Mamuil Malal. Today we cross the Andes into Argentina and continue our journey to the picturesque town of Bariloche via the scenic Ruta de los Siete Lagos (Seven Lakes Route). In Bariloche we stay in dorm rooms in a hostel Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours.

Day 48 to 49 Bariloche

We will have two free days to enjoy the beautiful mountain town of Bariloche and the stunning surrounding lakes, mountains and forests. We have the options to explore the area by foot, mountain bike, kayak or boat.
Activities(Optional)
Horse riding and mountain biking around Bariloche - Cost: ARS 1750
Discover the incredible scenery of the Nauhel Huapi Lake and the Victoria Islands on a boat trip from Bariloche - Cost: ARS 2100
Hire mountain bikes to explore the forests and hills surrounding Lake Nauhel Huapi and Bariloche - Cost: ARS 420
Visit the interesting Fenoglio Chocolate Museum in Bariloche, and learn all about the town's tradition of chocolate making - Cost: ARS 50
Explore the nearby Lago Gutierrez and take in its amazing views from the water on a half-day tandem kayaking trip - Cost: ARS 550
Explore the best viewpoints around Bariloche and some of the locals' favourite spots, such as the summit of Cerro Campanario, the beautiful beach of Playa Bonita, and the delightful waterfalls of Los Duendes - Cost: ARS

Day 50 Argentinian Patagonia

Today we embark on a full day drive south towards the Patagonia region on the legendary Ruta 40 (Route 40). Tonight we will wild camp in the Rio Mayo area. Estimated Drive Time - 11-12 hours.

Day 51 Cueva De Las Manos

Today we continue our drive south to the Rio Pinturas area, where we have an included visit to the mysterious Neolithic cave-art site of Cueva de las Manos (Cave of the Hands), some of the most well-preserved ancient art in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Tonight we will wild camp near the Cueva de las Manos. Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours.
Activities(Optional)
Visit the UNESCO site Cueva de las Manos at Río Pinturas - Cost: ARS

Day 52 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 Argentina town. In El Calafate we stay in dorm beds in a lovely hostel. Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours.

Day 53 El Calafate

Today we will head out on an included full day guided visit to view the stunning Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the most spectacular sights in Patagonia.
Activities(Included)
Explore the Perito Moreno glacier on an incredible full day expedition, trekking through the forests and onto the glacier itself using crampons (please note that this is an alternative to the regular tour as there will not be enough time for both - however you will stop at the main viewpoint on your way back to El Calafate at the end of the excursion)

Activities(Optional)
Boat trip beneath the Perito Moreno Glacier - Cost: ARS 800
Learn all about glaciers at the fantastic modern Glaciarium Museum in El Calafate, and visit its cool ice bar in the basement! - Cost: ARS 300

Day 54 Argentinian Patagonia

Today we will leave El Calafate and head south, overlanding across the Patagonian steppe and heading towards the southern island of Tierra del Fuego. We will wild camp at a stunning ancient crater called Laguna Azul (Blue Lagoon) Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours   

Day 55 Tierra Del Fuego

Border information: Exit Argentina at Integracion Austral, enter Chile at Integracion Austral Continuing south, we head back into Chile to cross the Magellan Straits over to the island of Tierra del Fuego. Here we will visit the small King Penguin colony that have recently set up home at the remote Bahia Inutil (Useless Bay). Tonight we will wild camp near Bahia Inutil. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.
Activities(Optional)
Head out to the remote corner of Chilean Tierra del Fuego to view the King Penguin colony at Bahia Inutil, the only colony of these type of penguins outside of Antarctica - Cost: CLP 12000

Day 56 Ushuaia

Border information: Exit Chile at San Sebastian, enter Argentina at San Sebastian. Today we cross over to the Argentine side of Tierra del Fuego and drive to the incredible port town of Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the world! In Ushuaia we stay in dorm beds in a friendly local hostel. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours.

Day 57 to 58 Ushuaia

We will have two free days in the wonderful remote town of Ushuaia, with plenty of time for optional activities such as a visit to the hauntingly beautiful Tierra del Fuego National Park, boat trips to see the scenery and wildlife of the Beagle Channel, or heading out horse riding along the coast.
Activities(Optional)
Beagle channel boat trips - Cost: ARS 1200
Explore Tierra del Fuego National Park on a day tour from Ushuaia - Cost: ARS 1450
Head out to the impressive Martial Glacier near Ushuaia, taking in the beautiful scenery of the Darwin Mountains and the Beagle Channel - Cost: USD 110
Delve into Ushuaia's past and learn about its maritime tradition and former prison colony at the Maritime Museum - Cost: ARS 400
Take a journey along the Rio Pipo on the 'Train to the End of the World', once built by prisoners at Ushuaia's old penal colony - Cost: ARS 850
Learn all about Tierra del Fuego's history and nature at the 'Museum of the End of the World' in Ushuaia - Cost: ARS 90

Day 59 Tierra Del Fuego

Border information: Exit Argentina at San Sebastian, enter Chile at San Sebastian. Today we start heading back north on a full day drive back across the Magellan Straits and up the Chilean side of the mainland. Tonight we will wild camp close to the Magellan Strait. Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours.

Day 60 Torres Del Paine National Park

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 the 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. 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'. Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours.
Activities(Included)
4 days to explore and trek the rugged Torres del Paine National Park

Day 61 Torres Del Paine National Park

From September 2018, the full W-Walk will be included as part of your trip Kitty. Embark on the full 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. 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 Glacier Grey.   You can choose to hike to the first look out to enjoy views of the Glacier (approx 4hrs round trip) or to continue to the second look (approx 8hrs round trip)!! Both walks return by the same route.

Day 62 Torres Del Paine National Park

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. The hike is approximately 8 hours

Day 63 Torres Del Paine National Park

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 an Camp Central after approximately 5 hours hiking

Day 64 Torres Del Paine National Park

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.  We will spend the night again at Camping Torres. Our hike today is approximately 8 hours for the return trip (16km).

Day 65 El Chalten

Today we will head north to reach the tiny town of El Chaltén, situated in Los Glaciares National Park and famous for its incredible mountains, glaciers and world-class trekking opportunities. In El Chaltén we stay in dorm beds in a hostel.  Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours.

Day 66 to 67 Los Glaciares National Park

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, ice climbing on the Viedma Glacier, horse riding, and many other fantastic options.
Activities(Optional)
Horse riding and trekking around El Chalten - Cost: ARS 1600
Freely explore and trek around the walking trails of Los Glaciares National Park, taking in the marvellous vistas of the Fitz Roy mountain range - Cost: ARS
Enjoy a spectacular kayaking trip down the Río de las Vueltas, taking in some incredible views of the surrounding mountains - Cost: USD 125
Head on a rock-climbing course in the magnificent landscapes surrounding El Chaltén - Cost: USD 90

Day 68 Jaramillo

Today we will have a full day drive across the plains of Patagonia towards the South Atlantic coast.  Tonight we will camp in a basic campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 11-12 hours.

Day 69 Camarones

Today we continue our drive north up the Atlantic coast to the small town of Camarones.  In Camarones we will camp in a basic campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours.
Activities(Included)
Visit the penguin colony at Camarones

Day 70 Puerto Madryn

This morning we have an included visit to the incredible remote colony of Magellanic Penguins in Cabo Dos Bahias (Cape 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 to the coastal town of Puerto Madryn. In Puerto Madryn we will camp in a basic campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.

Day 71 Puerto Madryn

Today we will have a free day for optional activities in and around Puerto Madryn. There is the opportunity to take a tour to the Valdes Peninsular to see its desolate scenery and abundant marine life, head out on a boat trip in search of dolphins and whales, or perhaps go for afternoon tea in a Welsh tea house in the nearby towns of Gaiman or Trelew.
Activities(Optional)
Guided visit to the Valdes Peninsula to meet the elephant seals and sealions - Cost: USD 63
Set off on a boat trip from Puerto Madryn, in search of playful Commerson's dolphins (all year) or Dusky dolphins (December to March) and Southern Right whales (May to December)! - Cost: USD 47
Explore the intriguing Welsh village of Gaiman near Trelew & visit one of its iconic tea houses. Transfers by bus. - Cost: USD 10
Visit the outstanding Museum of Paleontology in the near Welsh town of Trelew, and see the impressive ancient remains of the the dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures found in the area - Cost: ARS 95

Day 72 Monte Hermoso

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. Tonight we will wild camp en route, possibly in the coastal village of Monte Hermoso. Estimated Drive Time - 11-12 hours.

Day 73 Buenos Aires

Another full day drive will take us across the beautiful grasslands of Buenos Aires province and to the cosmoplitan Argentine capital itself. In Buenos Aires we will stay in a centrally located hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 10-11 hours.

Day 74 Buenos Aires

Today is 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.
Activities(Optional)
Explore cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, the coolest city in South America - Cost: ARS 250
Practice your dance steps in the birthplace of Tango - Cost: ARS
Head over to Montevideo, Uruguay's capital, for the day - Cost: USD 194
Enjoy a free city tour of Buenos Aires - Cost: USD
Head out to a tango show in Buenos Aires' oldest cafe, the Gran Cafe Tortoni - seeing a slice of iconic Argentine culture in an ideal and intimate setting - Cost: ARS 450
Visit the strangely beautiful cemetery of Recoleta, the final resting place of many ex-presidents and Argentine icons, most famously including the tomb of Eva Peron - Cost: ARS
Head out to an exciting football game at La Bombanero, Diego Maradona's former home ground (when matches are scheduled) - Cost: ARS 300

Day 75 Buenos Aires

Border information: 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). 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. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Buenos Aires 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 Buenos Aires. In Buenos Aires we will stay in a centrally-located hotel.

Day 76 Buenos Aires

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.
Activities(Optional)
Explore cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, the coolest city in South America - Cost: ARS 250
Enjoy a free city tour of Buenos Aires - Cost: USD
See a different side to Buenos Aires on a tour of its incredible street art with some of the local artists - Cost: USD 20
Head out to a tango show in Buenos Aires' oldest cafe, the Gran Cafe Tortoni - seeing a slice of iconic Argentine culture in an ideal and intimate setting - Cost: ARS 450
Visit the strangely beautiful cemetery of Recoleta, the final resting place of many ex-presidents and Argentine icons, most famously including the tomb of Eva Peron - Cost: ARS
Try your hand at the art of tango dancing with a private lesson in Buenos Aires - Cost: USD 25
Learn all about the cuisine of Argentina on a food tour of Buenos Aires, visiting several incredible local top-class eateries that you won't find in the guidebooks! - Cost: USD 85
Try some of Argentina's most delicious wines on a top-level wine tasting afternoon in Buenos Aires - Cost: USD 52

Day 77 Yapeyu

Today we have a full day drive north though the provinces of Entre Rios and Corrientes, aiming to reach the beautiful village of Yapeyú on the banks of the River Uruguay. Yapeyú 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. In Yapeyú we will stay in a municipal campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 10 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

Day 78 Foz do Iguacu

Border information: Exit Argentina at Tancredo Neves, enter Brazil at Tancredo Neves. Today we cross the border into Brazil and drive to the city of Foz do Iguacu. In Foz do Iguacu we will camp in the grounds of an excellent hostel out of town, with good facilities and a pool. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours.

Day 79 Foz do Iguacu

Today we will visit the Brazilian side of the phenomenal Iguazu Falls, to get some incredible 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.
Activities(Optional)
Visit the colossal Itaipu Dam, the second largest hydroelectric dam in the world - Cost: BRL 68
Visit the Parque das Aves bird park near Foz do Iguaçu, a wonderful conservation project which provides an excellent home to over 1000 iconic birds from the region such as toucans, macaws and eagles - Cost: BRL 36
Take an exhilarating speed boat ride around the base of the falls from the Brazilian side - Cost: BRL 66
Take an unforgettable 10-minute helicopter flight over the Iguazu Falls, enjoying a bird's eye view of one of the world's most incredible set of waterfalls - Cost: USD 125

Day 80 Iguazu Falls

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! We will return to our base in Foz do Iguacu tonight.
Activities(Included)
2 full days to discover the unbelievable Iguazu Falls

Day 81 Bonito

Today we have a full drive day north to the Brazilian eco-tourism capital of Bonito. In Bonito we will camp in the grounds of an excellent hostel with a pool and good facilities. Estimated Drive Time - 11-12 hours.

Day 82 to 83 Bonito

We have two full days in Bonito to take part in the plethora of 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!
Activities(Optional)
Caving, rafting and snorkeling in the waters of Bonito - Cost: BRL 30
Abseil down the Boca da Onça waterfall (meaning 'Jaguar's Mouth'), the largest waterfall in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul - Cost: BRL 499
Visit the phenomenal Buraco das Araras, one of the world's largest sink-holes and a natural aviary of macaws and toucans - Cost: BRL 75
Visit the stunning São Miguel Caves near Bonito - Cost: BRL 50
Hire a mountain bike in Bonito to freely explore the incredible countryside of Mato Grosso do Sul - Cost: USD 20
Go on a stunning sunset horse ride around the beautiful countryside around Bonito - Cost: BRL 80
Take a trek through the stunning areas surrounding Bonito, visiting some of the beautiful nearby waterfalls - Cost: BRL 50
Head on an unforgettable trip to Abismo Anhumas, an incredible day out where you abseil through a fissure into a collosal underground cavern, and snorkel in the lake at the bottom - Cost: BRL 760
Visit the ethereal and other-worldly Blue Lake Cave near Bonito, an underground lake with an incredibly vivid shade of blue - Cost: BRL 95
Take an incredible snorkelling trip through the crystal clear waters of the Rio da Prata, getting a phenomenal view of the fish and aquatic plants underwater - Cost: BRL 278
2 full days to enjoy Bonito, Brazil's ecotourism capital - Cost: BRL 135

Day 84 to 85 Southern Pantanal

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'). Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours. 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! In the Southern Pantanal we will stay in dorm accommodation in a well equipped lodge with all the meals and activities included.
Activities(Included)
2 night wildlife safari into the Pantanal

Day 86 Campo Grande

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. Estimated Drive Time - 5-7 hours.

Day 87 Brotas

Today we will drive to the remote town of Brotas in southeastern Brazil. In Brotas we will stay at a campsite with good facilities. Estimated Drive Time - 8-10 hours.

Day 88 Brotas

Today is free to take part in optional adventure activities such as white water rafting or canyoning, or to simply relax by the pool!
Activities(Optional)
Head out white-water rafting on the fast moving waters of the Jacare River (approxmiately Grade 3-4) - Cost: BRL 150
Float down the Jacare on a fun tubing trip down the River Jacare near Brotas - Cost: BRL 100
Head out on a half-day canyoning trip through the gorges of the Jacare River near Brotas - Cost: BRL 270

Day 89 to 91 Paraty

Today we have a full day drive to the colonial town of Paraty on the Emerald Coast of the Atlantic! Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours. On our first full day in Paraty, we will have an included boat trip around the incredible islands and beaches off the coast.  On our second day, 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. In Paraty we will stay in dorm rooms in a well equipped hostel.
Activities(Included)
Boat trip out to islands and beaches

Activities(Optional)
Go for a scuba diving trip in the incredible oceans around Paraty - Cost: BRL 250
Explore the ocean, islands, beaches, and mangroves of Atlantic coast in a more serene and tranquil fashion, on a sea kayaking expedition around the bay of Paraty - Cost: USD 40
Learn all about the fascinating history of Brazil and the Gold Trail, on an excellent walking tour of the old colonial town of Paraty - Cost: USD 35
Try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding by hiring a board from one of the many vendors at the Jabaquara beach in Paraty - Cost: BRL 35

Day 92 Rio De Janeiro

This morning we will drive to the incredible Rio de Janeiro, one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world! This afternoon we will have the opportunity to take an optionalvisit to a community favela project that we support. In Rio de Janeiro we will stay in a great hotel in the Flamengo district, close to the beach and the metro station. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.
Activities(Optional)
Visit the world famous statue Christ the Redeemer - Cost: BRL 74

Day 93 Rio De Janeiro

Welcome to Rio Carnival, the biggest party on the planet! There will be an important meeting at 17:00 or 18:00, where you'll have a full briefing on how to make the most of your time in Rio and recieve your tickets, maps, T-Shirt and souvenir booklet - please check the notice board in the reception area for other important information throughout the week.  After the meeting we have a table booked at a nearby buffet restaurant, so you can get to know some of your fellow travellers. Our dedicated Carnival team will be on hand throughout the week for a few hours each day to provide any assistance you may need. There's a whole host of additional optional activities that you may like to take part in, such as 'Join the Parade',  prior early booking is essential! If you are arriving early you may like to join a Market Tour or Walking Tour. In Rio de Janeiro we will stay in a great hotel in the Flamengo district, accommodation is in twin and triple rooms. Our hotel is close to the beach and the metro station.  Our hotel check-in is from 2pm, and staff will be on hand to give you assistance. Border information: if you are joining in Rio de Janeiro, you will most likely enter Brazil at Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport.  
Activities(Optional)
Join your group for a welcome meal  - Cost: BRL 50
Explore Brazilian flavours in a half day cooking class - Cost: USD 70
Join a guided walking tour through the charming colonial streets of downtown Rio and Lapa, check out the famous Selaron Steps and Lapa's aquaduct. - Cost: USD 20
Join us for an up close fruit market tour - Cost: USD 30

Day 94 Rio De Janeiro

This morning why not glitter up and join us at one of the local 'blocos' or street parties, there will be live music, dancing and plenty of opportunities to get to know Rio and it's people! Blocos are great fun, crowded, hot and lively! The local 'cariocas' will be all dressed up, so make sure you come dressed to impress!  This evening we will head out to Lapa for a night out in a samba club; Rio Scenarium, one of the City's greatest nightspots - it's like an antiques warehouse, music venue, bar and restaurant all housed in a fantastic colonial mansion. There will be live samba music and DJ's on each floor.
Activities(Included)
Join us at one of Rio's street Bloco's, or street parties to get you into the Carnival spirit.  Don't forget to dress up!

Activities(Optional)
Explore Brazilian flavours in a half day cooking class - Cost: USD 70
Perfect your Samba moves in a beginners Dance Class, followed by a visit to a Samba club, where you can dance the night away - Cost: USD 90

Day 95 Rio De Janeiro

This morning we will head out to visit Corcovado and its world-famous statue of Christ the Redeemer. Be ready for an early start and don't forget to pack your camera!  In the evening it's time for the main event of the week - the parade in the Sambadrome. The top samba schools parade their fantastic floats and costumes and the party goes on well into the early hours of Monday morning. You'll be situated in Sector 11, close to the action.
Activities(Included)
Visit the world famous statue Christ the Redeemer
The highlight of the week, experience the fantastic Sambadrome from sought after Sector 11 

Activities(Optional)
Join a guided walking tour through the charming colonial streets of downtown Rio and Lapa, check out the famous Selaron Steps and Lapa's aquaduct. - Cost: USD 20

Day 96 Rio De Janeiro

This morning is free for you to recover from last night in the Sambadrome! It's a great chance to hit the beach, explore the city or simply have a lie in! In the afternoon we will visit Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain), rising almost 400 metres above the harbour. We will take the cable car up to the top, from there on a clear day we will see the wonderful vistas over the city and Copacabana beach.  In the evening we have the chance to re-visit the Sambadrome, this time in Sector 5 in the centre of the parade runway, to see the last 7 of the elite Samba schools parading. You even have the option to don a costume and take part in the parade itself, dancing your way down the Sambadrome runway - a once in a lifetime experience! It is important to pre-book these activities.
Activities(Included)
Take a cable car up Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain)

Activities(Optional)
Join the Parade, an experience of a lifetime!  - Cost: USD 820
Second visit to the Sambadrome in the amazing Sector 5 - Cost: USD 225
Today's Walking Tour will take you through two of the most famous neigbourhoods; Copacabana and Ipanema and finishing up with a picnic by the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. - Cost: USD 20

Day 97 Rio De Janeiro

Today you have free time to enjoy the activities, sights and sounds of Rio! Join a bloco, hit the beach or ride the tram to Santa Teresa.  Rio has so much to offer other than it's carnival fesitivities. In the afternoon we will be offering an optional walking tour to Copacabana and Ipanema if you'd like to join us. Tonight you have a free night to hit the town; head downtown and enjoy a Caipirinha under the famous Lapa arches or catch a cultural dance show.      
Activities(Optional)
Explore the magnificent Botanical Gardens of Rio de Janeiro, with over 54 hectares and 6500 species of plants and flowers - Cost: BRL 8
Relax and explore the world famous beaches of Rio de Janeiro, including Ipanema, Arpoador, and of course Copacabana - Cost: BRL
Escape the city for a half day Jungle hike and tour - Cost: USD 105
Take a hike into the Tijuca Rainforest, one of the largest Urban Rainforests in the world. - Cost: USD 65
Visit the iconic Escadaria Selaron, a colourful tiled staircase lovingly created by local resident Jorge Selaron - Cost: BRL
Today's Walking Tour will take you through two of the most famous neigbourhoods; Copacabana and Ipanema and finishing up with a picnic by the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. - Cost: USD 20

Day 98 Rio De Janeiro

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro! Today there will be a group meeting day at 18:00hrs, please meet in the hotel reception. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy Rio. If you would like to book additional nights of accommodation to really explore the city, please contact your Sales agent. Border information: If you are arriving in Rio, enter Brazil at Rio Galeão International Airport International (IATA code: GIG) Airport. In Rio we will stay in a comfortable hotel
Activities(Optional)
Take a cable car up Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain) - Cost: BRL 80
Visit the world famous statue Christ the Redeemer - Cost: BRL 74

Day 99 Ouro Preto

Today we will drive to the beautiful old colonial mining town of Ouro Preto. Along the way we will stop at Petropolis, the cool hill-side hideaway for local Cariocas escaping the heat of Rio. We will have 2 hours to explore the Museu Imperial, the former Imperial Palace, wander the town or visit the Palacio de Cristal, the site where the last slaves of Petropolis were released. Approximate Drive Time: 450km / 8hrs In Ouro Preto we stay at a comfortable hostel

Day 100 Ouro Preto

Today we will enjoy a half day guided tour of Ouro Preto, well known for its colonial architecture and the first Brazilian town to be considered a UNESCO world heritage site.  In the afternoon enjoy some free time to explore the town, visit the museum or some of the stunning baroque churches.  There are some fantastic cafes and restaurants in Ouro Preto. Don't forget your camera today, Ouro Preto one of the most picturesque towns on our itinerary! We will stay at a local hostel.  
Activities(Included)
Time to explore unique colonial Ouro Preto and its architectural heritage

Activities(Optional)
Head underground into the gold mines of Ouro Preto - Cost: BRL 60
Learn all about the failed uprising against the Portuguese in 1789 at the Museum of the Inconfidencia, or visit the Mineralogy Museum to see some of the gems mined in the area - Cost: BRL 30
Visit the village of Congonhas near Ouro Preto and see the remarkable statues of the Twelve Prophets by Aleijadinho, an accomplished sculptor who worked depsite losing his hands to leprosy - Cost: USD

Day 101 Tres Marias

We have a full day drive through the Brazilian countryside. We will find a nice spot and camp for the night near Tres Marias. Approximate driving Time - 400km / 8hrs

Day 102 Brasilia

Today we arrive in the futuristic capital of Brasilia. In the morning we will enjoy a guided tour of this fascinating city, which was designed and built to be the Brazilian Government's headquarters in 1960.  The city is designed to resemble a plane, and is a UNESCO heritage site, housing some incredible, futuristic style Cathedrals and Monuments. Approximate driving time - 550km / 10hrs In Brasilia we will camp in a campsite on the edge of town
Activities(Included)
Full day guided tour of Brasilia

Day 103 Alto Paraiso

After our morning tour of the city, we will drive to the chilled out town of Alto Paraiso, which will be our base for exploring the Chapada dos Veadeiros.  Alto Paraiso is crossed by Parallel 14 (in the same way as Machu Picchu) and is at the centre of some fantastic stories of space ships and aliens!  Drive time approx 3hrs, 150km We will camp in a well equipped camp site.  

Day 104 to 105 Chapada Dos Veadeiros National Park

We have two full days to explore the National Park. The Chapada dos Veadieros is one of Brazil's hidden gems, one of the oldest and most beautiful tropical ecosystems in South America and home to incredible waterfalls, rock formations, caves and grottoes.   This morning we will have an included visit to the Vale da Lua or the Valley of the Moon, so called due to the rock formations giving it an appearance similar to the moon. This area is perfect for hiking, horse and bike riding and of course swimming in natural pools and soaking up the parks atmosphere. It is said that due to the high amount of quartz in the ground, that this Chapada is glows from space!

Day 106 to 107 Lencois

Over the next two days we will travel overland across the central Brazilian countryside, towards the town of Lencois and the stunning Chapada Diamantina, bush camping en route.  On Day 9 we will aim to travel approximately 500km / 9hrs and find a nice bush camp along the way. On Day 10 we will aim to travel 400km / 8hrs, we stay in an eco-tourism campsite in the laid back town of Lencois.

Day 108 to 109 Chapada Da Diamantina National Park

We will spend 2 full days in Lencois, the gateway to Chapada da Diamantina National Park.  A former diamond-mining town in Bahia. Lencois's friendly inhabitants, great restaurants, cobbled streets and brightly coloured buildings make it a great town to explore.   The Chapada Diamantina could be one of the most striking national parks in South America and Lencois is the perfect base for our adventures.  Here we have the opportunity to hike, ride, kayak, relax by awesome waterfalls, take a dip in the rivers and explore intriguing cave systems. We will camp in Lencois for two nights.
Activities(Included)
Head into the beautiful Chapada Diamantina National Park

Day 110 Itacare

We head to the coast today, to the beautiful beach town of Itacare, with it's stunning Atlantic rainforest, laid back eco-friendly cafes and bars, and the opportunity to surf, relax and explore.  Approximate Driving Time - 515km / 9hrs Tonight we will camp in a Campsite with facilities

Day 111 Itacare

Today we have a free day to explore the area, enjoy the beach, take part in some of the many adventure activities available here, or visit the stunning Peninsula de Marau, stopping off at Praia Taipus de Fora and Lagoa Azul. We will camp this evening at a campsite with facilities.
Activities(Optional)
Take part in a range of adventure activities from horses riding, rafting, canyoning, mountain biking, kayaking and even off road adventures - Cost: USD 50-100
Head to the southern beaches for some surfing or chill out on the beach and relax - Cost: USD
Take a day trip to explore the Peninsula de Marau, with it's gorgeous beaches, Camambu bay's nature reserve and relaxed viallges. - Cost: USD 75

Day 112 Salvador Da Bahia

Today we drive to the beautiful town of Salvador da Bahia. Salvador is a vibrant and exciting place to visit, with its bright colonial architecture, tasty street food scene, great music and impressive Capoeira, there's plenty to keep us busy for 2 days. We stay just by the old centre of Pelourinho in a lovely hotel. Approximate driving time - 250km / 7hrs
Activities(Optional)
Watch a candomblé ceremony in Salvador - Cost: USD 40

Day 113 Salvador Da Bahia

Free time to explore the energetic and vibrant city of Salvador, known around the world for its Carnaval festivities. Salvador is home to over 300 churches, the historic centre is recognised by UNESCO and full of interesting architecture, brightly coloured buildings and cobblestone streets. It's an excellent place to witness the African culture in music and dance and enjoy some delicious street food.
Activities(Optional)
Visit the Forte Santo Antonioa da Barra, Brazil's oldest lighthouse, for panoramic views of the city. - Cost: USD 10
Visit a Capoeira school, to watch the Brazilian martial art, combining elements of dance, acrobatics and music. - Cost: USD

Day 114 Salvador Da Bahia

Welcome to Salvador! Today there is an important group meeting at 18:00hrs, please meet at the Hotel reception.  The rest of the day is yours to enjoy Salvador. Border information: If you are starting in Salvador, enter Brazil at Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (IATA code: SSA) In Salvador we stay in a comfortable hotel
Activities(Included)
Watch a candomblé ceremony in Salvador

Activities(Optional)
Visit the Forte Santo Antonioa da Barra, Brazil's oldest lighthouse, for panoramic views of the city. - Cost: USD 10
Visit a Capoeira school, to watch the Brazilian martial art, combining elements of dance, acrobatics and music. - Cost: USD

Day 115 Pirambu

Today we head north up the coast of Bahia, into the state of Sergipe.  Along the way we will make a stop at the Projeto Tamar - a research station involved in the protection of Brazil's fives species of turtle, which spans 1000km and 9 of Brazil's states. The best time to visit is September to March when the spawning occurs. Afterwards we will continue our journey north to Aracaju, where we can chill out in one of the town's seafront eateries, listen to some traditional forro music and enjoy the fresh crabs that the town is known for.  Approximate Driving time - 332km / 7hrs We will spend the night in a local Pousada
Activities(Included)
Visit the Tamar Turtle Conservation Project

Day 116 Olinda

We have a full day drive to the stunning colonial gem of Olinda, considered one of Brazil’s most important historic sites.  Approximate Driving Time - 540km / 9hrs We will spend the next two nights in a local Pousada

Day 117 Olinda

Explore the beautiful town of Olinda, once known as 'small Lisbon' and the richest town in Brazil.   Enjoy wandering the cobblestone streets, check out some of the exquisite churches and definitely make time for lunch at Alto de Se to enjoy the views!
Activities(Optional)
Take part in a Capoeira class - Cost: BRL 30
Visit the imposing 16th Century Igreja da Se, located at Alto da Se (Cathedral Heights) - Cost: BRL

Day 118 Canoa Quebrada

Today we have a drive day to the seaside town of Canoa Quebrada. In Canoa Quebrada we will stay in a local Pousada Approximate Driving Time – 629km / 10hrs

Day 119 Canoa Quebrada

Huge pinkish sand dunes dominate the area of Canoa Quebrada, it's a fantastic spot to kick back and relax after a week of overlanding, or for the more energetic; try your hand at kite surfing, take an evening horseback ride along the beach, head out on a beach buggy. There's a laid back small town to explore too. We will stay in a local pousada
Activities(Optional)
Take a 4hr Beach buggy trip to Ponta Grossa - Cost: BRL 100-350
Take an evening horseback ride on the beach - Cost: BRL 100

Day 120 Jericoacoara

An all day drive brings us to the laid back beach town of Jericoacoara, or 'Jeri' as it's affectionately known. Access to Jericoacoara is only by 4x4 through unpaved tracks through the dunes, making it a wonderfully hard to reach place.   Approximate Drive time - 440km / 8hrs

Day 121 to 122 Jericoacoara

Jericoacoara is a magical place to spend some time; wander the sandy lanes, enjoy the sunset with a caipirinha on the dunes whilst the locals practise their Capoeira, head out on a quad bike adventure to remote lagoons where you can take a dip, laze in a hammock and enjoy a seafood lunch. Jeri is also one of the prime spots for surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing!  We will stay in a local Pousada
Activities(Optional)
Learn to kitesurf in Jericoacoara - Cost: USD 160
Take out quad bikes to visit the area around Jericoacoara - Cost: USD 65
Visit the beautiful Lagoa Paraiso - Cost: USD 30
Enjoy the waves and rent a surf board - Cost: BRL 25-60
Try a 90minute Capoeira class - Cost: BRL 35
Treat yourself to a relaxing massage during your time away from the truck - Cost: BRL 150

Day 123 Parnaiba

Today we drive to the town of Parnaiba, the gateway to the Parnaiba delta and the Lencois Maranhenses National Park. We will stay the night in a local pousada. Approximate Drive Time - 250km / 3hrs

Day 124 Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Today our adventure into the Lencois Maranhenses National Park begins; we head out in 4WD to the port (Porto dos Tatus), where we will take a speed boat to Tatoia, stopping off at some dunes and islands of the famous Parnaiba Delta. Seen from the sky, the meeting point of the Rio Parnaiba and the Atlantic Ocean looks like a giant puzzle, made up of 85 tiny islands.  After visiting Tutoia we will spend the night in Atins in a small pousada on a sand bank. 
Activities(Included)
Take an overnight 4WD tour of the stunning Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

Day 125 Lencois Maranhenses National Park

Today we will head out in motor boats through the Preguica River, to the protected area of Pequeneos Lencois, along the way, we will visit a small fishing village, take a short walk to the lighthouse to enjoy views of the dunes and the Preguicas River. We will spend the night in a Pousada in Barreirinhas.
Activities(Included)
Visit the stunning Lençóis Maranhenses National Park

Day 126 Sao Luis

This morning we will head out in 4WD into the lagoons, enjoy a swim and explore the dunes before heading back to the Truck and continuing our journey to the beautiful UNESCO town of Sao Luis. We stay in a local guesthouse. Approximate Driving Time - 250km / 4 hrs

Day 127 Sao Luis

Today we can enjoy the UNESCO world heritage site of Sao Luis, the only city of Brazil to be founded by the French. The city is full is interesting museums and the historic centre houses beautiful, pastel coloured colonial mansions.  You can take a boat trip to the more laid back town of Alcantara, you may spot the Scarlet Guara birds on your way. We will stay in a local Guesthouse.
Activities(Optional)
Set within an impressive mansion, are exhibits of Sao Luis festivals - Carnaval, Bumba, Meu Boi and Divino Espirito Santo - Cost: BRL
Learn about Maranhoas indigenous cultures at the Centro Perquisa de Historia Natural - Cost: BRL

Day 128 Belem

Our final drive day brings us to Belem where the mighty Amazon River meets the Atlantic.   We stay in a local hotel. Approximate Driving time: 574km / 11hrs (including a ferry journey)

Day 129 Belem

Today is yours to enjoy the port town of Belem, one of the first Portuguese settlements. Explore the historic centre which houses various museums and cathedrals and be sure to visit the Ver-o-Paso Market, considered the largest in South America, with its stalls scattered with Amazonian fish, baskets of Acai, herbs and crafts.
Activities(Optional)
Visit the iconic, waterfront colonial Ver-o-Peso market. - Cost: USD
The Cidade Velha is home to most of Belem's museums, with four plazas and and riverside location. - Cost: USD

Day 130 to 133 Amazon River Ferry

The next four days of our itinerary will be flexible to suit the sailing times of our ferry and the road conditions. We hope to board the Amazon passenger boat today or tomorrow at 10am, sailing to the port of Macapa - this crossing usually takes around 24hours and is a real local experience. Be sure to bring some snacks, playing cards and a good book for the journey.   Meals will be provided on the ferry but these are quite basic.  Snacks and drinks are sold on board. The truck will depart on a separate ferry the night before, as it takes around 36 hours to reach Macapa. Whilst on board we sleep in hammocks on deck.  It is possible to upgrade in advance to a cabin, please contact your Sales agent for further information.  We will likely spend a night in Macapa on arrival, followed by 2 days overlanding to the city of Cayenne in French Guiana.  Our itinerary will depend on road conditions and the arrival times of the passenger and truck ferries.

Day 134 Cayenne

Welcome to French Guiana!, today there is an important meeting at 18:00, please meet in the hotel reception.  The rest of the day is yours to enjoy Cayenne. Border Information - If joining the trip at Cayenne, you will fly into Cayenne Félix Eboué International Airport (IATA code: CAY) In Cayenne we stay in a comfortable hotel.  
Activities(Optional)
Take a 2-hour kayaking trip to the Iles Dupont; sea islets positioned less than a half-mile off the beach of Cayenne’s Grand Hotel de Montabo. This site is perfect for the observation of sea turtles and dolphins. - Cost: EUR 29
Take an afternoon and evening trip in a pirogue (dugout canoe) up the Kaw River to view the lora and fauna of the marshes and in the evening go in search Caiman - Cost: EUR 55

Day 135 Cayenne

Today we will enjoy a half day walking tour around Cayenne.  The rest of the day is yours to enjoy, perhaps even take a Kayaking trip to the Ilets du pont. Depending on departure days we may choose to visit the Space station at Kourou ths morning.
Activities(Included)
Take a 3hr walking tour of Cayenne; climb up Cépénou hill to enjoy a panoramic view of the city; the visit will take you through numerous key spots of historical, cultural or natural interest.

Day 136 Kourou

Today we will head out to the town of Kourou; the site of the European Space station and the starting point for boat trips around the former penal colony on Devil’s Island, one of the infamous Iles du Salut, off the coast of French Guiana. The ordeal of Frenchman Henri Charriere, who spent 12 years here, would later inspire the book Papillon. We will camp this evening in the surrounding area. 100km / 2hrs
Activities(Included)
Visit the international Spaceport in Kourou

Day 137 Kourou

Today we will visit the European Space Centre near Kourou, en route to the town of Saint Laurent du Maroni. During Turtle viewing season (March to August) we will spend tonight at Plage les Hattes, in the hope of spotting a Olive Ridley or Leatherback Turtle. Approximate drive time - 3hrs / 190km  We will stay in a local guesthouse or sleep in hammocks if we visit Plage Les Hattes    
Activities(Optional)
Take a boat trip to the Iles du Salut, the Devils islands; explore the old church, school and hospital of Ilhe Royale, photograph the native wildlife and even take a dip in the convicts swimming pool! - Cost: EUR 50

Day 138 Saint Laurent du Maroni

Today we have a free day to explore the border town of Saint Laurent du Maroni, located on the Maroni river, with its interesting and dark history as an arrival point for prisoners during the 19th Century.
Activities(Optional)
This river tour will take you to the “Ile Portal” river island, the Amerindian village of Biguiston and its polishing stones and finally to the Wacapou creek. - Cost: EUR 40

Day 139 Paramaribo

We continue our journey west to the lively capital Paramaribo. This evening we may choose to take an evening sunset boat trip in the hope of seeing some Dolphins playing in the Suriname River.  Approximate Driving Time: 145km / 3hrs In Paramaribo we stay in a locally owned hostel in dorms and twin rooms with shared bathrooms.  
Activities(Optional)
Take a sunset boat trip in search of dolphins, tour includes snacks and drinks. - Cost: EUR 27.50

Day 140 Paramaribo

Today we have a full day to explore Paramaribo's historic inner city and the Commewijne area.  You can easily explore the historic centre on foot, visiting Fort Zeelandia and the Suriname museum, and enjoying the fantastic architecture of Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral, one of the largest wooden buildings in the western hemisphere, or hire a bike and take a boat across the river to cycle the peaceful Commewijne Plantation Loop, visit the star shaped fort at Neiu Amsterdam.  There are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from.
Activities(Optional)
Take a tour to explore the historical timeline of Suriname and its bitter-sweet sugar past.   - Cost: EUR 65
A day filled with authentic Maroon culture, art, music and dance.   - Cost: EUR 75

Day 141 Upper Suriname Area

This morning we leave the truck behind and set off for an unforgettable adventure into the interior of Suriname. We will travel by minibus for approximately 190km to the port at Atjoni, we then hop on a boat for approx 1hr trip along the Suriname River, deep into the rainforest where we will stay for two nights on our own private island! Be sure to pack light for this excursion, as we can only take a small bag each with us. We will stay in comfortable cabins and enjoy our own pool.  All meals are provided during our visit, though you will need a small amount of money for drinks and tips for our local guide.

Day 142 Upper Suriname Area

During our stay we can visit local villages, walk around the island in the hope of meeting some of its furry inhabitants and learn about the medicinal plants, try to spot Caiman on a night time canoe trip, take a dip in the river at the Ferulassi rapids - a natural Jacuzzi, and relax on the island by our pool, spot the kingfishers on the banks of the river and enjoy the tranquillity of the Amazon Rainforest. We will stay in comfortable cabins. All meals are provided.
Activities(Included)
Spend 2 nights / 3 days on an all inclusive island retreat in the Suriname River, surrounded by dense rainforest, birdlife and opportunities to visit local communities.

Day 143 Paramaribo

This morning is free for you to enjoy how you wish, walk, swim or relax and after lunch we will transfer back to Paramaribo.
Activities(Optional)
An evening tour to visit the Sea Turtles in their natural habitat.   - Cost: EUR 75

Day 144 Paramaribo

Paramaribo and its surroundings definitely deserve at least one more day for exploration.  Today is yours to spend as you wish; take a boat trip to Jordensavanne, take part in a Moengo Cultural experience, go walking in the Peperpot Nature reserve or Brownsberg Nature Park, learn the art of Surinamese cookery, or take part in one of the many day tours available.  
Activities(Optional)
Visit the partly renovated plantation Peperpot and take a walk in the nature park - Cost: EUR 39
Take a boat trip to the ruins of Jodensavanne with its influential history - Cost: EUR 85

Day 145 Bigi Pan

Today we will leave the bright lights of Parbo behind and head to the Bigi Pan,  designated an 'Important Bird Area' for its spectacular bird life, particularly the country's largest colony of Scarlet Ibis. We will spend the night in comfortable rooms with all meals included. Estimated Drive: 5hrs

Day 146 Georgetown

Today we head across the border by Ferryboat to the Guyana Capital, Georgetown.   Border information: Exit Paramaribo, Enter Guyana In Georgetown we stay in a central located, basic but cosy, locally run hostel, with shared bathrooms in a combination of twin and dorm rooms. Estimated Drive: 5hrs
Activities(Optional)
Enjoy a city tour of historic Georgetown - Cost: USD 30

Day 147 Georgetown

Take a morning tour of the city, explore the old canals and great sea wall, visit incredible wooden cathedrals, the huge market and try to spot the manatees swimming in the National park's lake.  Georgetown is a busy place, and feels happily free from mass tourism. Be sure to take your camera!  
Activities(Optional)
Enjoy a city tour of historic Georgetown - Cost: USD 30

Day 148 Georgetown

Today we have a second free day in the city. Perhaps one of the greatest highlights of Guyana is the spectacularly remote and impressive Kaieteur Falls, one of the tallest single drop waterfalls in the world, and reachable only by light aircraft.  Take a half day flight to the falls and then enjoy a walking tour to the Falls and search for the tiny golden rocket frogs, hiding in the tank bromeliads leaves, as well as an impressive variety of butterflies, you may also be lucky enough to spot the bright orange Guayanan Cock of the Rocks. 
Activities(Optional)
Take a half day trip by light aircraft to the awesome Kaieteur Falls. - Cost: USD 195
Take a full day trip to the Arrowpoint Nature Resort - Cost: USD 110

Day 149 Iwokrama Forest

Today the adventure really begins, as we travel south into the Guyanan Interior. We enjoy the comforts of a tarmac road for around 120km, as far as the town of Linden, and then the dirt road begins! it's the only road that connects Georgetown to Brazil, at some times of the year it becomes impassable due to the rains, but most of the time you'll find trucks and minibuses happily bumping along the road transporting people to and from Lethem. Many people choose to fly to the jungle resorts, but as overlanders we will get to enjoy the pristine rainforest - keep your eyes peeled in case of the illusive jaguar road crossing! Please note we will likely set off very early today in order to make the most of the cooler parts of the day. Driving Distance: 12 hours Today we will camp just north of the Essequibo river, with basic facilities.  
Activities(Optional)
Take a short walk into the rainforest to search of the brightest bird of the jungle - the Guianan Cock of the Rocks - Cost: USD 38

Day 150 Iwokrama Forest

This morning we will cross the River on a small barge and head deep in the Guyanan rainforest, which gives us some unique wildlife spotting opportunities in one of the most pristine and untouched eco-systems in the world.  We have a variety of options for us including walking, bird watching, canoeing trips, nocturnal wildlife spotting and even a spot of swimming (if the watre is low enough). Today we will have an opportunity to visit the Iwokrama Forest Canopy Walkway, set 30metres above the forest floor and providing a unique opportunity to experience the jungle's mid-level canopy through a series of suspension bridges and decks. Visits during dusk or dawn are best for bird spotting of Macaws and Tucans, you may even be lucky enough to see Red Howler Monkeys.
Activities(Included)
We will stay in the heart of the Iwokrama Forest at a jungle lodge where we have time to explore the rainforest and observe the wildlife and birdlife.
Iwokrama Canopy Walkway offers a unique experience in the region and envelopes you in the jungle’s mid-level canopy through a series of suspension bridges and decks from heights of up to 30 metres (98 ft.).

Activities(Optional)
Take an evening trip on the river to spot Caiman - Cost: USD 30
Go in search of wildlife and the illusive Jaguar on an evening drive along the Iwokrama Rainforest passage. - Cost: USD 65
Head out in a canoe on the river - Cost: USD 12
Take a nature trail with a local guide into the forest - Cost: USD 17
During low water season take a boat trip along the river to find the ancient Petroglyphs, estimated to be over 600 years old - Cost: USD 15-20

Day 151 Rupununi

Today we leave the dense rainforest behind and head towards a village settlement in an area of Savannah, where we will take a walk in the village and a short river trip in Canoes on the Burro Burro River. Afterwards we will head to our camp, which is a little further south further into the Savannah region. Estimated Drive: 2-3hrs We will camp with basica facilities, all meals are included.
Activities(Included)
We will spend two days in the Rupununi Savannah area of Guyana; here we can have a village tour, take a wildlife walk, experience the forest after dark.  We have the option of climbing a nearby mountain or taking a canoe trip. 

Day 152 Rupununi

Today we have a free day for activities such a horse riding, hiking and further opportunities for spotting wildlife.      
Activities(Optional)
Half day horse riding in the savannah - Cost: USD 20
Full day bicycle hire to explore the area - Cost: USD 20
Head out for a guided hike - Cost: USD 10

Day 153 Boa Vista

This is our final day in Guyana, we will head south past the town of Lethem and onto the city of Boa Vista in Brazil  (Please note that it is possible to fly from Lethem to Georgetown for approximately 150USD, for outbound international flights). Drive time - 245km / 5 hrs

Day 154 Boa Vista

Today is the final day for passengers finishing their trip in Boa Vista. Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight - please contact the Sales Team if you are interested in booking an extra night of accommodation in order to fully explore the area. Border Information: if you are finishing in Boa Vista, you will most likely exit Brazil at Boa Vista-Atlas Brasil Cantanhede International Airport (AITO code: BVB)
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