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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

South America Wanderer

Day 1 Cartagena

Border Information: if joining in Cartagena, you will most likely enter Colombia at Cartagena Rafael Núñez International Airport (IATA code: CTG). 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 Cartagena before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Cartagena. In Cartagena we stay in a comfortable hotel just outside the historical centre. If you are continuing on from Panama, then your leader will have assisted you with airport transfers for your included flight to arrive in time for the joining meeting.
Activities(Optional)
Days diving or snorkelling trip out to Islas del Rosario, Cartagena - Cost: COP 60000
Head out for a day of scuba diving amongst the reefs surrounding the Islas del Rosario in the Caribbean Sea - Cost: USD 60
Discover the brutal history of the Spanish Inquisition at their former headquarters in Cartagena, the Palace of the Inquistion - Cost: COP 15000
Learn all about Cartagena's naval tradition and history at the Naval Museum of the Caribbean - Cost: COP 15000

Day 2 Cartagena

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

Activities(Optional)
Visit the historic Castillo San Fellipe - Cost: COP 17000
Visit the mudbaths at the Totumo Volcano - Cost: USD 25

Day 3 to 4 Tayrona National Park

Today we have a short drive to the stunning Tayrona National Park.  Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 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!). The following day we have an included walk in the National Park.   In Tayrona we will sleep in Hammocks, no food is provided, but there are restaurants and cafes nearby by.  There is an hour walk from where we park our truck to our campsite. 
Activities(Included)
Relax and unwind on the unspoilt beaches in Tayrona National Park

Activities(Optional)
Time to explore the Cloud Forests of the Sierra Nevada foothills - Cost: USD

Day 5 to 6 Lorica

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

Day 7 to 9 Medellin

Today we have a full days drive to vibrant city of Medellin.  the following morning we will have a guided walking tour of the city.  We then have plenty of time to relax or take park in some of activities available here. In Medellín we will stay in dormitory accommodation in a centrally-located hostel, allowing you to enjoy the exciting nightlife of the city. Estimated Drive Time - 10 hours   
Activities(Optional)
Day trip to Santa Fe de Antioquia - Cost: COP 3000
Take the pioneering Metroline cable car up to Santo Domingo, to see a very different area of the city and the revitalising effect the Metroline has had on the communities there - Cost: COP 1750
Visit the colossal Catedral Metropolitana in the city centre, built using over a million bricks between 1875 and 1931 - Cost: COP
See Medellín's perfect blend of art, culture, and history by visiting the Plaza Botero and the nearby Museo de Antioquia and the Rafael Uribe Palacio de la Cultura - Cost: COP 10000
Relax and unwind on a stroll though the Medellín's gorgeous Botanical Gardens, and discover some of its 1000 different floral species on display - Cost: COP 2500
Head out on a fascinating walking tour of Medellín and learn all about it's tumultuous past - Cost: USD 10
Explore the beautiful model Antioquian village of Pueblito Paisa and the interesting sculpture park at Nutibara Hill - Cost: COP
Explore the Museum of the University of Antioquia, and marvel at its collectino of visual arts, anthropological exhibits, and over 20,000 pieces of pre-Colombian ceramics - Cost: COP
Head out and discover some of Medellín's vibrant and unusual nightlife at the Dulce Jesus Mio club - Cost: COP 10000
See some of Colombia's finest contemporary art at the Museo de Arte Moderno (NAMM), including the complete work of the local painter Débora Arango - Cost: COP 5000
Visit the planetarium and public science exhibits at the Parque de los Deseos - Cost: COP

Day 10 Manizales

Today we will head into the heart of the coffee region for a night at a beautiful Hacienda near the town of Manizales.  Tomorrow we can relax in the grounds, take a bird watching walk to spot some of the many hummingbirds that frequent the area.  Estimated Drive time: 7 hours We will stay in twin share accommodation in a lovely hacienda in the countryside.

Day 11 to 13 Salento

Today we will continue our journey south to the small town of Salento, the gateway to the spectacular Valle de Cocora.   Salento will be our base to take a guided trek through the Cocora Valley to see the Quindio wax palm trees, the largest palms in the world and the national tree of Colombia and also to do a coffee plantation tour. Estimated Drive Time - 1.5 hours In Salento we will stay in a local guesthouse within a working coffee farm, in dorm room accommodation.
Activities(Included)
Learn all about the cultivation and production of Colombian Coffee on a guided tour
Head out on a half-day guided trek through the spectacular Cocora Valley, and see the incredible 50m-tall Quindio wax palms, the tallest plam trees in the world!

Day 14 to 15 Popayan

Today we will drive to the beautiful town and former colonial capital of Popayán. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours. On the following day we will have a free day to explore Popayán or take part in some excellent treks or other optional activities in the surrounding area. In Popayán we stay in dormitory accommodation in a local hostel.
Activities(Optional)
Relax in the volcanic thermal springs near the village of Coconuco, dramatically set in a steep-sided valley - Cost: COP 60000
Trek to the 4,650m summit of the towering Puracé volcano near Popayán - Cost: COP 130000

Day 16 Ipiales

Today we will have a full day drive to the border town of Ipiales. In Ipiales we will stay in a local hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours.

Day 17 Otavalo

We will leave Colombia behind today and cross the border into Ecuador, we will have time for an included visit to the beautiful Santurio de las Lajas, before heading to Otavalo. Tonight we will camp in the grounds of a pretty Guesthouse in Otavalo. Estimated drive time: 3 hours. Border information: Exit Colombia at Ipiales, enter Ecuador at Ipiales.
Activities(Included)
Visit the jaw dropping Santuario Las Lajas on the outskirts of Ipiales

Activities(Optional)
Take a short walk to the beautiful Peguche Waterfalls near Otavalo (if time allows) - Cost: USD
Village Tour Of Otavalo - Cost: USD

Day 18 Quito

We will head south for the final leg of our journey to the bustling captial, Quito. En route into the city we will have an included visit to Mitad del Mundo, the monument that marks the Equator. In Quito we will stay in a friendly local hotel in the 'New Town'. Estimated Drive Time - 6-8 hours.
Activities(Included)
Visit the equator at Mitad del Mundo

Day 19 Quito

Border Information: if joining in Quito, you will most likely enter Ecuador at Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport (IATA code: UIO). 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 Quito before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Quito. A note on altitude: If you are joining in Quito, we strongly recommend arriving at least 24 hours before the trip begins to allow additional time to acclimatise. In Quito we will stay in a friendly local hotel in the 'New Town'.
Activities(Optional)
Visit one of the countless art galleries in Quito, such as the Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana or the Museo Guayasamin - Cost: USD 6
Visit the equator at Mitad del Mundo - Cost: USD 3
Take a trip on El Telerifiqo, the world's second highest cable car - Cost: USD 8.5
Visit the Museo De La Ciudad - Cost: USD 3
Take a walk around Quito's incredible Botanical Gardens, which showcases all of Ecuador's various ecosystems and their flora - Cost: USD 3.5
Visit the Museo Mindalae, the extremely original project showcasing Ecuador's rich cultural diversity - Cost: USD 3
Enjoy the fantastic view over Quito's Old Town from the statue of the Virgin Mary on top of the nearby Cerro Panecillo - Cost: USD
Visit the Museo Nacional del Banco Central, showcasing the country's largest collection of Ecuadorian art and housing an impressive gold collection - Cost: USD 2

Day 20 Ecuadorian Amazon

Today our journey begins with a drive to a village on the edge of the Amazon basin, near the town of Tena, where we head to our lodge for an incredible 3-night stay. Our lodge is a great example of eco-tourism, built and run by the local community and volunteers, who work to re-forest the reserve land at the lodge with native trees and medicinal plants. The lodge is set in secondary and primary rainsforest, an area at risk of deforestation.  We will stay in a comfortable ecolodge with meals included. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 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)
Spend 3 nights at our fantastic Ecuadorian ecolodge, taking in many activities such as boat trips on the Napo River, visits to local communities and treks through the jungle to some spectacular waterfalls and bat caves!

Day 21 to 22 Ecuadorian Amazon

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

Day 23 Rio Verde

Today we will drive through the highlands of Ecuador, arriving in Rio Verde near the famous Tungurahua volcano. In Rio Verde we will stay at a well-equipped campsite with great facilities. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours.

Day 24 to 25 Banos

We will have two full days of free time to take part in a range of optional activities in Rio Verde, such as white-water rafting, trekking, canyoning, cycling, and other options. We will also have the opportunity to visit the nearby town of Baños and its popular volcanic thermal springs.
Activities(Optional)
Explore the beautiful hills surrounding Banos with an abundance of activities on offer - Cost: USD 3
Go on an adrenaline-fuelled half-day rafting expedition on the Rio Pastaza near Banos, one of the best rafting experiences in South America - Cost: USD 25
Head out for an exhilarating half-day canyoning trip through the gorges near Baños - Cost: USD 25
Head out on a horse riding trip through the beautiful volcanic landscapes surrounding Baños - Cost: USD 40
Hire mountain bikes to freely explore the winding trails around Banos - Cost: USD 7
Go out on a half day rock climbing trip to the walls of natural lava rock just outside Banos, which have routes suitable for people of all levels - Cost: USD 30
Take out some quad bikes on a tour around the winding trails near Baños - Cost: USD 36
Take the famous zip-lining course through the Puntzan Canyon near Baños, flying through the forest canopy and past several waterfalls - Cost: USD 20
Explore the stunning gorges, forests, and landscapes of the Baños area by foot, possibly trekking the Machay River trail or visiting the nearby waterfalls of Pailon del Diablo and Machay - Cost: USD

Day 26 Chugchilan

Today we will drive to the remote village of Chugchilán, via the spectacular highland scenery along the road of the 'Quilotoa Loop'. In Chugchilán we will stay in a fantastic local hostel where breakfast and dinner are included, giving you a chance to enjoy traditional Ecuadorian food. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours.

Day 27 Chugchilan

Today we will transfer to the village of Quilotoa to see its stunning crater lake, and take an included day trek back to Chugchilán through the local villages, canyons, and beautiful scenery. This walk is widely considered one of the best day treks in Ecuador!  The mostly-downhill trek usually takes between 4-6 hours, but please be aware that there is a section towards the end of the trek with a steep incline which you will need to be quite physically fit for - although we thoroughly recommend the trek, it can be skipped by anyone if they prefer.
Activities(Included)
Trek from Quilotoa to Chugchilan

Day 28 Cuenca

Today we will drive along the remainder of the Quilotoa Loop and then head south to the beautiful colonial town of Cuenca. We will pass through the stunning landscape of the Cajas National Park en route. In Cuenca we will stay in a centrally-located hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours.

Day 29 Cuenca

Today we will have a free day to explore the colonial city of Cuenca. The town is the birthplace of the famous Panama Hat, and we will have the opportunity today to visit one of the factories to learn about the manufacturing process.
Activities(Optional)
Visit one of the many factories that produce the ever-stylish Panama Hats, Cuenca's most famous export! - Cost: USD
Take a day trip out of Cuenca to visit the site of the Ingapirca ruins, the largest known Inca ruins in Ecuador - Cost: USD 25
Visit the Museo Pumapungo in Cuenca, featuring an impressive range of artistic, historical, cultural, and ethnological exhibits, and most famously housing a collection of shrunken heads from the Shuar civilisation - Cost: USD
Visit some of the volcanic thermal baths near to the colonial town of Cuenca - Cost: USD 6

Day 30 Punta Sal

Border information: Exit Ecuador at Huaquillas, enter Peru at Tumbes. Today we will have a long drive day south, crossing the border into northern Peru. We will stay at a friendly local campsite just outside of Punta Sal, on a beautiful and serene beach on the shore of the Pacific Ocean. Estimated Drive Time - 10-11 hours.

Day 31 Punta Sal

Today we have a full day to relax on the beach and enjoy some activities in and around the stunning coastal area of Punta Sal.
Activities(Optional)
Try your hand at surfing in the ideal waters of the Pacific Ocean near Punta Sal or Mancora - Cost: USD 20
Rent a mountain bike to explore the coast of Punta Sal and the beautiful nearby areas of Canoas and Plateritos - Cost: USD 20
Explore the coastlines of Punta Sal by foot, or head out trekking through the nearby hills and farms of Canoas - Cost: USD
Take a beginner's belly-dancing class with our hosts at the beaches of Punta Sal - Cost: USD 10
Take a yoga session at our beach campsite in Punta Sal - Cost: USD 10

Day 32 Lambayeque

Today we will have a full day's drive to Huanchaco, near the city of Trujillo.  In Huanchaco we will camp in the grounds of a local hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours.

Day 33 Huanchaco

Today we will have an included guided trip to explore the enormous adobe ruins of Chan Chan and the world-famous Moche archaeological site of Huaca de la Luna (Pyramid of the Moon).
Activities(Included)
Guided tour of Moche Pyramids and the Chimu city of Chan Chan

Day 34 Huaraz

Today we will have a spectacular drive up the winding roads of the 'Casma Route' into the Cordillera Blanca section of the high Andes, reaching the mountain town of Huaraz. In Huaraz we will stay in a local hostel in either dorm accommodation or private rooms, depending on availability. Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours.

Day 35 to 36 Huaraz

We have two days in the spectacular area of the Cordillera Blanca for exploration and optional activities such as visiting the incredible pre-Inca ruins of Chavín de Huantar or trekking and climbing to the nearby lakes and glaciers.
Activities(Optional)
Explore the incredible ancient ruins of Chavín de Huantar, the religious centre for the Chavín culture which flourished in the area from 1200BCE-500BCE - Cost: PEN 100
Explore the remarkably well-presevered three-story mausoleum of Wilcahuaín near to Huaraz, built by the Wari civilisation that ruled the area between 600-900CE  - Cost: PEN 15
Learn all about the area's incredible pre-Inca civilisations at the Museo Regional de Ancash - Cost: PEN 15
Take a horse riding trip from Huaraz to the incredible viewpoints of the Cordillera Blanca - Cost: USD 27
Enjoy a half-day rock climbing excursion followed by a rejuvenating dip in the nearby thermal springs - Cost: USD 30
Go canyoning in the waterfalls and gorges of the Huaraz region - Cost: USD 28
Go downhill mountain biking through the stunning mountains of the Cordillera Blanca near Huaraz - Cost: USD 55
Trek out to the phenomenal turquoise glacier lake of Laguna 69 in the shadow of Huascaran, Peru's highest mountain - Cost: USD 45

Day 37 Lima

Today we will have another full day's drive back to the coast via the 'Paramonga Route' and then on to the enormous Peruvian capital of Lima. In Lima we will stay in a comfortable hotel in the city's historical centre. Estimated Drive Time - 10-11 hours.

Day 38 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 39 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 40 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 41 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 42 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 43 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 44 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 45 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 46 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 47 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 48 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 49 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 50 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 51 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 52 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 53 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 54 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 55 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 56 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 57 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 58 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 59 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. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in La Paz 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 La Paz. 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 60 La Paz

Today we have a free day to enjoy La Paz In La Paz we will stay in a good hotel in the historical centre.
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
Discover Bolivia's history, art, and culture in some of La Paz's many museums such as the San Francisco Museum and the Museum of Ethnography - Cost: BOB 20

Day 61 Potosi

Today we will leave La Paz behind and head to the colonial mining town of Potosí, the highest town in the world, and once famous for the area's abundance of silver! In Potosí we will stay in a friendly local hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 530km / 9 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)
Head down into the tunnels of the Potosi silver mine - Cost: BOB 110
Visit the the Casa de la Moneda museum in Potosí, to learn all about its colonial past and the silver that once flowed from the area - Cost: BOB 60

Day 62 Uyuni

After some free time in Potosi, we will continue our journey to Uyuni, the gateway to the Salar de Uyuni salt flats. In Uyuni we will stay in a friendly hotel, famous for serving the highest pizzas in the world! Estimated Drive Time - 5 hours.

Day 63 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 64 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.  
Activities(Optional)
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. - Cost: USD

Day 65 to 66 San Pedro De Atacama

Border information: Exit Bolivia and enter Chile at Ollague 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. 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. Special Event Notice: On 2nd July 2019 there will be a Solar Eclipse.  Trip code: ZZB190626B departing La Paz on 26th June 2019, will experience a 77% eclipse during their stunning day drive across the Altiplano towards San Pedro de Atacama.
Activities(Included)
Explore the dramatic landscape of the Moon Valley

Activities(Optional)
Observe the night skies at a Chilean observatory - Cost: CLP 20000
Experience the incredible El Tatio geysers in the mountains high above the Atacama Desert - Cost: CLP 30000
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
Visit the incredible salt plains of the Salar de Atacama, and take a swim in the salty pools of Laguna Cejar - Cost: CLP 15000
Take a tour of the stunning Lagunas Altiplánicas, backdropped by the incredible deserts and volcanic scenery of the region - Cost: CLP 35000
Relax in the blissful natural volcanic hot springs of Puritama, in the hills above San Pedro - Cost: CLP 15000
Discover some of the interesting ancient ruins near San Pedro, and the artifacts found in the area, on an archaeological tour - Cost: CLP 25000
Head out for an exciting sand-boarding excursion in the sand dunes of the Atacama Desert - Cost: USD 30

Day 67 Purmamarca

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 village of Purmamarca next to the aptly-named 'Hill of Seven Colours' In Purmamarca we will camp in a local campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 8-10 hours.

Day 68 Salta

Today we will drive to the beautiful colonial city of Salta, where we will have time to freely explore on arrival. In Salta we will stay in a local hotel or guesthouse. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours.

Day 69 Salta

Today we will have a free day to explore the town of 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, taking in some of the incredible mountian scenery nearby.
Activities(Optional)
Time to explore the colonial city of Salta and local area - Cost: ARS 40
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 70 Salta

Today we will have a short morning drive to a campsite in Cabra Corral, a small village south of Salta where we have the opportunity to go rafting or zip-lining! Tonight we will continue our drive a short distance to wild camp in the stunning mountains nearby, or camp at the rafting base in Cabra Corral if preferred. Estimated Drive Time - 2-3 hours.
Activities(Optional)
Get the adrenaline pumping with some white water rafting in Salta - Cost: ARS 950
Fly through the stunning valleys above the Juramento river on an exciting 4-cable zip-lining course - Cost: ARS 750

Day 71 to 72 Cafayate

Today we will drive through the spectacular rock formations of the Quebrada de las Conchas, and reach the serene town of Cafayate. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours. 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! Over the next two days 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.
Activities(Optional)
Discover the bodegas and stock up on wine in Cafayate - Cost: ARS 150
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 - Cost: USD

Day 73 Recreo

Today we will drive south over some more spectacular mountains and arrive in the lush flat 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 or stay in a basic campsite in the town of Recreo. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours.
Activities(Included)
Visit the Quilmes ruins

Day 74 to 76 Estancia

Today we drive to a unique Anglo-Argentine Estancia, where we will stay for 3 nights. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours. During our time at the Estancia, we will head out horseback riding, taste the excellent wines produced by their vineyards, be entertained by a local musician, learn some of the skills of the gauchos, and enjoy a traditional asado (Argentine BBQ). This isa magical experience in a beautiful and atmospheric location, 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. Special Event Notice: On 2nd July 2019 there will be a Total Solar Eclipse.  Trip code: ZZB190616B departing La Paz on 16th June 2019, will experience a 98% eclipse during their stay at our fabulous Estancia!
Activities(Included)
Spend 3 unique days at an Anglo-Argentinian estancia to experience the Gaucho way of life

Day 77 Buenos Aires

Today we will have a full day drive to the wonderful city of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. In Buenos Aires we will stay in a centrally-located hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 11-12 hours.

Day 78 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
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
Try your hand at the art of tango dancing with a private lesson in Buenos Aires - Cost: USD 25
Freely explore the cosmopolitan Argentina capital of Buenos Aires, or take a free walking tour of the city's highlights - Cost: ARS
See a different side to Buenos Aires on a tour of its incredible street art with some of the local artists - Cost: USD 20
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 79 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 80 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 81 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 82 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 83 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 84 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 85 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 86 to 87 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 88 to 89 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 90 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 91 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 92 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 93 to 95 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 96 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 97 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 98 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 99 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 100 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 101 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 102 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 103 to 104 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 105 to 106 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 107 to 108 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 109 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 110 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 111 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 50

Day 112 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
Watch the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira, combining elements of dance, acrobatics and music. - Cost: BRL 35

Day 113 Salvador Da Bahia

Today is the final day for passengers finishing their trip in Salvador. Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight - please contact your Sales agent if you would like to book an extra night of accommodation or to continue the journey north. Border information: If you are leaving in Salvador, exit Brazil at Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (IATA: SSA)
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