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Panama hats, pristine peaks and from the equator in the Andes to the world's most famous beach city, and from one coast to another, this is an epic adventure if ever there was one! We'll take you to the world's largest rainforest, through the ancient Inca Empire, across the Chaco of northern Argentina, up to the Iguazu Falls and Pantanal wetlands, and then we'll culminate on the coast of Brazil for the world's best party. From the Pacific to the Atlantic, you'll be immersed in the Latino way of life every step of the way.
60% tents, 40% hotels / hostels
Most meals while camping, some lunches
Entrance fees to sites listed as part of the itinerary are not included
Day 1 to 7:Quito - Otavalo - Misahualli - Baños
We begin in Quito, and our first stop is Otavalo, which is famous for its incredible markets. Then we travel to Misahualli on the edge of the Amazon; from here you can take an optional excursion into the Jungle. Following on we visit beautiful Baños, an adventure-sports haven, in the mountains.
Day 8 to 14:Ingapirca - Cuenca - Punta Sal
Our second week is all about ruins and beaches. We visit Ingapirca, Ecuador's major Inca ruin site, and then we travel via the quaint colonial town of Cuenca to arrive at Punta Sal along the Pacific coast.
Day 15 to 21:Huanchaco - Huaraz - Lima
We take in the delights of northern Peru and visit Huaraz in the high Andes as we travel down the coast to Lima, the celebrated City of Kings which was founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535.
Day 22 to 28:Paracas - Huacachina - Nazca - Puerto Inca - Arequipa
This week is non-stop action: you'll have the chance to visit the Ballestas Islands from Paracas, sand board down sand dunes at Huacachina, fly over the mysterious Nazca Lines at Nazca, and wander through the beautiful Santa Catalina Convent at Arequipa. From here also a chance to visit the world's deepest gorge, the Colca Canyon (optional).
Day 29 to 35:Cuzco - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu
We walk in the footsteps of the ancient Incas and explore their stunning ruin sites in Cuzco and around the Sacred Valley. You can choose to hike the Inca Trail or take a day train trip to Machu Picchu.
Day 36 to 42:Cuzco - Sillustani - Lake Titicaca - Puno - La Paz
Leaving the old Inca capital, we make our away acorss the Altiplano visiting Sillustani's burial towers before arrival at the shores of Lake Titicaca, where you can go on an overnight stay with local Indians. The exotic capital of Bolivia, La Paz, is our next stop.
Day 43 to 49:Sucre - Potosí - Uyuni
We spend a week in Bolivia taking in many of the sights of this beautiful little country is famous for, including the town of Sucre, the very basic silver mines at Potosi and the salt flats at Uyuni.
Day 50 to 56:Humahuaca - Salta - Chaco - San Ignacio Miní
We enter Argentina and begin our journey across the stunning northern landscape, taking in the Humahuaca canyon, the Argentine foothills, brilliant town of Salta and then we travel acorss the sparse Chaco on our way to the Jesuit ruin town of San Ignacio Mini.
Day 57 to 63:Iguazu Falls - Bonito
Arriving to hear the roar of 275 thundering waterfalls, we spend time at Iguazu Falls where you can go walking or take a zodiac ride under the falls. We then travel to the water wonderland of Bonito; here you can snorkel amongst stunning caves and river systems.
Day 64 to 70:Pantanal - Campo Grande - Bertioga - Parati - Rio de Janeiro
After visiting the Pantanal Wetlands, which are famous for housing the most exotic wildlife in South America, we enjoy some free camping on our way to busy Sao Paulo. We then visit the beach at Bertioga and then colonial Parati on the coast before arriving at our final stop, famous Rio de Janeiro!
B - breakfast L - lunch D - dinner
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Journey across South America with other young, fun people!
Are you a Budget Expedition traveller?
Budget Expeditions are designed for young adventure travellers between the ages of 18 to 35 who want to explore South America on a budget with other young, fun and like-minded people. Instead of including all of your options and excursions in the tour price, we give you the freedom to decide what you would like to do while you're on tour, so YOU choose how to spend your money along the way! Group & Leaders - 15-25 travellers, max 34; Tucan Tour Leader & Tucan Driver Accommodation - Mostly camping in campsites and out in the wild under the stars, inexpensive hotels, hostels and guesthouses on share basis. Transport - Powerful Mercedes Benz vehicles with custom built coach bodies which are strong, versatile and of the highest quality Age Group - Recommended 18-35 only Included Meals - Meals while camping and lunches on travelling days Please note: we do not operate Budget Expeditions in Central America [Read more about Tucan travel styles]
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