South American Explorer

#51 out of 2,252 in South America - A 112 day combo tour through Quito, Otavalo, Misahualli and 38 other destinations in 6 different countries operated by Tucan Travel
starting from
$6,799
+ USD$1,950 local payment See price breakdown
South American Explorer reviewer 1
I had an amazing time on this tour, it really was the trip of a lifetime. Both Amanda and our driver Ritchie were awesome and I have made loads of new friends from all over the world. I´d definitely recommend it! :)
Satisfaction
95%
Average rating 2 reviews
Styles
Nature & Adventure tour through South America, Cultural tour through South America
Type
Combo tour in South America
Duration
112 days
Destination
41 destinations in 6 countries
Starts in
Quito
Ends in
Rio de Janei
Suitable for
18 to 35 year olds
Operated by
Tucan Travel
Tour Code
BXSA
What's included
Start in Quito and end in Rio de Janeiro! With the combo tour South American Explorer, you have a 112 day tour taking you through Quito, Ecuador and 40 other destinations in South America. South American Explorer includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport. Find full details below.
South American Explorer age group
18-35
Age
The ideal age is between 18 and 35 years
South American Explorer price per day
$61
per day
The approximate price per day is $61
South American Explorer duration
112
days
The duration of this tour is 112 days
South American Explorer gender
57%
female
57% of travellers are female and 42% male

Destinations visited

Covering a total distance of approx 16,877 km
  • Quito, Ecuador
  • 51 km
  • Otavalo, Ecuador
  • 156 km
  • Misahualli, Ecuador
  • 95 km
  • Banos, Ecuador
  • 176 km
  • Cuenca, Ecuador
  • 1,477 km
  • Mancora, Peru
  • 1,052 km
  • Huanchaco, Peru
  • 240 km
  • Huaraz, Peru
  • 283 km
  • Lima, Peru
  • 267 km
  • Oasis of Huacachina, Peru
  • 122 km
  • Nazca, Peru
  • 130 km
  • Puerto Inca, Peru
  • 303 km
  • Arequipa, Peru
  • 325 km
  • Cuzco, Peru
  • 333 km
  • Puno, Peru
  • 213 km

Departure months

This tour departs in the following months
  • August
  • October
  • September
  • November
2 reviews
South American Explorer review
South American Explorer reviewer 1
I had an amazing time on this tour, it really was the trip of a lifetime. Both Amanda and our driver Ritchie were awesome and I have made loads of new friends from all over the world. I´d definitely recommend it! :)
March 4, 2014
Overall rating
Transportation
Accommodation
Meals
Value for money
Guide
Amanda Harrex
Was this useful? Yes (2) No
South American Explorer review
South American Explorer reviewer 2
Overall rating
Transportation
Accommodation
Meals
Value for money
Guide
Was this useful? Yes No (7)
What's included
42 destinations in 112 days
Suitable for
18 to 35 years
Departs on Ends on Price Passengers Reservation Reservation
Saturday
29 August 2015
from Quito
Friday
18 December 2015
in Rio de Janeiro
$7,003
$6,799
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+ USD$1,950 local payment
Only 7 seats left
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Saturday
17 October 2015
from Quito
Friday
5 February 2016
in Rio de Janeiro
$7,126
$6,918
Save $208!
+ USD$1,950 local payment
Only 7 seats left
Saturday
3 September 2016
from Quito
Friday
23 December 2016
in Rio de Janeiro
$7,003
$6,799
Save $204!
+ USD$1,950 local payment
Only 7 seats left
Saturday
5 November 2016
from Quito
Friday
24 February 2017
in Rio de Janeiro
$7,126
$6,918
Save $208!
+ USD$1,950 local payment
Only 7 seats left
Monthly price comparison
Prices starting from
* August is the cheapest month to go on South American Explorer for only $6,799
* The prices range between $6,799 and $6,918 in August, October, September and November
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Accommodation
Hotel - Hostel
Guide
Local expert guide
Meals
Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

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10 meets
5 comments    3 people
2 comments    2 people
2 comments    2 people
I'm also going!
18 comments    7 people
5th November 2013
i arrive at midnight on 7 with united. is anyone on that flight? im stayibg at majestic (tucan hotel) and interested in catching up. Hope everyone is excited :)
53 comments    14 people
can't wait
1 comment    1 person
im joining you in lima on the 31st septenber so will be there for 3months xx
5 comments    4 people
10th October 2012
Awesome! Are you doing the whole 112 day tour? My travel agent couldn't find out how many people were on this tour? Apparently people will be coming and going?
3 comments    2 people
9th October 2012
I'm also going!
2 comments    2 people
22nd January 2012
I'm taking a wide variety of tech. Will need it for the photos, blogging and just general keeping in contact. It should be fine security wise. Perhaps a netbook is a good idea as it doesnt weigh very mch.
18 comments    8 people
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Useful things to know before you go
Countries (Currency) Ecuador (Dollar), Peru (Sol), Bolivia (Boliviano), Argentina (Peso), Chile (Peso) and Brazil (Real).
Plugs & Adapters
Languages Spanish, Quechua, Aymara, English, Italian, German, French, Guarani and Portuguese.
Visas
Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
Vaccinations
These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.

Typhoid: Recommended for Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile and Brazil. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.

Hepatitis A: Recommended for Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile and Brazil. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.

Tuberculosis: Recommended for Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Ideally 3 months before travel.

Hepatitis B: Recommended for Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile and Brazil. Ideally 2 months before travel.

Rabies: Recommended for Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile. Ideally 1 month before travel.

Yellow fever: Recommended for Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil. Ideally 10 days before travel.

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Location
Quito is the starting point and Rio de Janeiro is the endpoint.
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Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $500 to confirm this Tucan Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 18 February 2015 the full payment of $6,799 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $6,799 for South American Explorer, but the deposit of $500 is non-refundable.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Tucan Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express
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