Cholitas, Gauchos & Iguazu

Rio de Janeiro - La Paz

39 days through Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile
FROM: $3005 USD + 1,600 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Local Bus, Canoe, Boat
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 9 nights
Multishare Hostel 6 nights
Camping 16 nights
Basic Hotel 6 nights
Wild Camp 1 night
Meals:
Breakfasts x 33, Lunches x 20, Dinners x 19
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
LZR
Deposit:
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil are about as different as they come and therefore a journey through the three countries will give any traveller a rather varied experience. Bolivia is about the wide open Altiplano, the beautiful wilderness, dotted with lakes and volcanoes. Here we will get off the beaten track and experience the old world; Bolivia is a very traditional country and the colour and clothing is stunning.

Crossing into Argentina and the north around Salta, we pass through some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole continent, including the hills of Seven Colours and Purmamarca. Near Cordoba we spend a few days riding with Gauchos through the Cordillera. Add in Iquazu, Brazil's Emerald Coast and the Pantanal and you get an idea of the diversity on this trip.

This trip is all about the cities. There's Rio and BA with their famous landmarks, lifestyles and love of music, but its La Paz that everyone falls in love with; the history oozes out of the cobbled streets and small bars. The real gem on this trip is Salta, with its churches, museums, plazas and statues.

Practice your dance steps in the birthplace of Tango
Explore the bars and cafes of Buenos Aires
Visit the Jesuit ruins at San Ignacio de Mini
Optional boat trips, forest hikes and helicopter rides over Iguazu Falls
3 nights to enjoy the crystal clear waters and caves around Bonito
2 night ranch visit and wildlife safari into the Pantanal
Boat trip to explore emerald coast islands around Paraty
Explore the beautiful UNESCO town of Paraty
Discover the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro

An epic journey across South America, which should be combined with an Inca Trail, but this trip is reserved for anyone that is happy to trade a few home comforts for great experiences. Some high altitude and a mixture of wild camping, campsite, hostels and small hotels. Some long days driving, but plenty of activity and breaks.

Boat trip out to islands and beaches

Spend 2 nights in the Pantanal, the world's largest tropical wetland area, exploring the flora and fauna with local guides

Discover the unbelievable Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian side

Spend the day exploring the amazing Iguazu Falls from the Argentinian side

Spend 3 unique days at an Anglo-Argentinian estancia to experience the Gaucho way of life

Day 1 - Rio de Janeiro (24th November 2020)

Border information: if you are joining in Rio de Janeiro, you will most likely enter Brazil at Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport (IATA code: RIO/GIG).

Welcome to the iconic Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro! 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 Rio de Janeiro 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 Rio de Janeiro.

In Rio de Janeiro we will stay in a great hotel in the Flamengo district, close to the beach and the metro station.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Visit the world famous statue Christ the Redeemer

Train and entrance: 83 BRL

Take a hike into the Tijuca Rainforest, one of the largest Urban Rainforests in the world.

Hike: 65 USD

Take a cable car up Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain)

Cable car (return ticket): 85 BRL

Take a brilliant free walking tour with an expert local guide around Lapa and Central Rio de Janeiro (or Copacabana and Ipanema on certain days)

Walking Tour: Free

Explore Brazilian flavours in a half day cooking class

Half day class: 75 USD

Day 2 - Paraty (25th November 2020)
Day 3 - Paraty (26th November 2020)
Day 4 - Paraty (27th November 2020)
Day 5 - Brotas (28th November 2020)
Day 6 - Brotas (29th November 2020)
Day 7 - Campo Grande (30th November 2020)
Day 8 - Pantanal (1st December 2020)
Day 9 - Pantanal (2nd December 2020)
Day 10 - Bonito (3rd December 2020)
Day 11 - Bonito (4th December 2020)
Day 12 - Bonito (5th December 2020)
Day 13 - Foz do Iguacu (6th December 2020)
Day 14 - Foz do Iguacu (7th December 2020)
Day 15 - Foz do Iguacu (8th December 2020)
Day 16 - Yapeyu (9th December 2020)
Day 17 - Buenos Aires (10th December 2020)
Day 18 - Buenos Aires (11th December 2020)
Day 19 - Buenos Aires (12th December 2020)
Day 20 - Buenos Aires (13th December 2020)
Day 21 - Cordoba (14th December 2020)
Day 22 - Estancia (15th December 2020)
Day 23 - Estancia (16th December 2020)
Day 24 - Estancia (17th December 2020)
Day 25 - Tafi Del Valle (18th December 2020)
Day 26 - Cafayate (19th December 2020)
Day 27 - Cafayate (20th December 2020)
Day 28 - Salta (21st December 2020)
Day 29 - Salta (22nd December 2020)
Day 30 - Purmamarca (23rd December 2020)
Day 31 - San Pedro de Atacama (24th December 2020)
Day 32 - San Pedro de Atacama (25th December 2020)
Day 33 - Altiplano (26th December 2020)
Day 34 - Uyuni (27th December 2020)
Day 35 - Uyuni (28th December 2020)
Day 36 - Potosi (29th December 2020)
Day 37 - La Paz (30th December 2020)
Day 38 - La Paz (31st December 2020)
Day 39 - La Paz (1st January 2021)

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11 Aug 20 La Paz
18 Sep 20 Rio de Janeiro
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22 Sep 20 La Paz

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