South American Highlights

01/17/2021 through 11/09/2022
01/17/2021 through 12/25/2022
Intrepid Travel

South America Highlights

There’s times when it’s appropriate to dip a toe in, and there’s times when it’s best to dive in head first. Get ready to jump straight into the action on this Lonely Planet Experience from Lima to Rio, with plenty of time for independent exploring and taking things at your own pace. This trip takes in the very best of the centre of South America – from trekking the Inca Trail to Macchu Pichu to partying in Rio de Janiero. Visit Iguaza Falls, stroll the barrios of Buenos Aires, snap pictures at the incredible Uyuni Salt Flats, look out over the Nazca Lines and explore the histories and cultures of this incredible part of the world at a pace that allows you to do as much as you want. 

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  • Lima – Leader-led walking tour
  • Colca Canyon – Guided tour
  • Cusco – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Sacred Valley – Community visit & lunch
  • Lake Titicaca – Boat tour & Homestay
  • Salt flats – Visit to ‘Fish Island/Inca Wasi’
  • Uyuni – Colchani Salt Factory Visit
  • Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve – Altiplano tour including Laguna Colorada & Laguna Verde
  • Welcome Meeting
  • Buenos Aires – Orientation walk
  • 3-night stay on a working estancia including meals and activities
  • Iguazu Falls – Entrance & tour of the Brazilian side of the falls
  • Iguazu Falls – Entrance & tour of the Argentinian side of the falls

Highlights

  • Whether you trek the classic Inca Trail, the Inca Quarry Trail or take the scenic train route, the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu are a majestic destination, no matter how you get there.
  • The floating islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca are a marvel of concept, construction and history. Take a boat tour on the lake and spend the night with a local family in a traditional island community.
  • Salar de Uyuni’s desert landscapes are so unique they’re almost extra-terrestrial. Embark on a three-day adventure via 4WD passing cactus islands, train cemeteries and mineral lakes teeming with flamingos.
  • Harness your inner gaucho during a three-day stay at a working estancia in Uruguay. Whether it’s getting involved in daily farm chores, working with livestock or simply relaxing, experience a unique way of life and Uruguayan hospitality at its best.
  • The mighty Iguazu Falls straddle the border between Argentina and Brazil, and you’ll be able to see it from both sides with your small group.

Itinerary

Day 1 Lima
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Day 2 Lima
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Day 3 Paracas
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Day 4 Nazca
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Day 5 Arequipa
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Day 6 Arequipa
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Day 7 Colca Canyon
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Day 8 Arequipa
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Day 9 Arequipa/ Overnight Bus to Cusco
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Day 10 Cusco
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Day 11 Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
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Day 12 Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
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Day 13 Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
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Day 14 Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option and Machu Picchu / Ollantaytambo
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Day 15 Sacred Valley / Cusco
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Day 16 Cusco
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Day 17 Puno/Lake Titicaca
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Day 18 Puno
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Day 19 Puno
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Day 20 La Paz
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Day 21 La Paz
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Day 22 La Paz
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Day 23 Sucre
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Day 24 Sucre
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Day 25 Potosi
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Day 26 Uyuni
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Day 27 Salar de Uyuni
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Day 28 Salar de Uyuni
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Day 29 Uyuni
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Day 30 Uyuni – Tilcara
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Day 31 Tilcara – Buenos Aires
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Day 32-34 Buenos Aires
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Day 35 Buenos Aires
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Day 36 Colonia del Sacramento
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Day 37 Estancia Stay
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Day 38-39 Estancia Stay
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Day 40 Overnight Bus
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Day 41 Foz do Iguazu (Brazilian side)
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Day 42 Iguazu Falls (Argentinian side)
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Day 43 Rio de Janeiro
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Day 44 Rio de Janeiro
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