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South American Explorer - Tucan Travel
South American Explorer - Tucan Travel
Starts
Quito
Destinations
+40
Ends
Rio de Janeiro
Age Range
18 to 35 year olds
Excellent
3 reviews

Highlights

  • Quito the second-highest capital city in the world
  • Optional excursion into the steaming Amazon Jungle
  • Visit Huacachina desert oasis
  • See a tango show in Buenos Aires
Start in Quito and end in Rio de Janeiro! With the overland truck tour South American Explorer, you have a 112 day tour taking you from Quito to Rio de Janeiro and through Quito, Ecuador and 40 other destinations in Latin America. South American Explorer includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as meals, transport.

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  • South American Explorer reviewer 1
    Written on December 31, 2015
    4.0 - Good

    Great leaders and a broad coverage of South America
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  • South American Explorer reviewer 2
    Written on March 4, 2014
    5.0 - Excellent

    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! :)
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  • South American Explorer reviewer 3
    Written on June 15, 2012
    4.5 - Excellent

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Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Arrive Quito
  • Day 2: Otavalo
  • Day 3-5: Tena & the optional Amazon Jungle
  • Day 6-8: Rio Verde/Baños
  • Day 9-10: Cuenca
  • Day 11-13: Mancora
  • Day 14-16: Huanchaco
  • Day 17-19: Huaraz
  • Day 20-22: Lima
  • Day 23: Huacachina
  • Day 24: Nazca
  • Day 25: Puerto Inca
  • Day 26-28: Arequipa & optional Colca Canyon
  • Day 29-37: Cuzco
  • Day 38-40: Puno & Optional Lake Titicaca
  • Day 41-43: La Paz
  • Day 44-45: Potosí
  • Day 46-47: Sucre
  • Day 48-50: Uyuní
  • Day 51: Tupiza
  • Day 52-54: Salta
  • Day 55: Cafayate
  • Day 56: Catamarca
  • Day 57-58: Cordoba
  • Day 59-61: Mendoza
  • Day 62-64: Santiago
  • Day 65-67: Pucón
  • Day 68-70: Bariloche
  • Day 71: En route
  • Day 72-73: El Chaltén
  • Day 74-75: El Calafate
  • Day 76-80: Torres del Paine National Park
  • Day 81: En route
  • Day 82-84: Ushuaia
  • Day 85-86: En route
  • Day 87-88: Puerto Madryn
  • Day 89: En route
  • Day 90-93: Buenos Aires
  • Day 94: En route
  • Day 95-96: Puerto Iguazú
  • Day 97-98: Foz do Iguaçu
  • Day 99: En route
  • Day 100-102: Bonito
  • Day 103-105: Pantanal
  • Day 106-107: En route
  • Day 108-110: Parati
  • Day 111: Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 112: Depart Rio de Janeiro

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Videos

  • The Road to Rio Carnival Day 3
  • The Road to Rio Carnival Day 1
  • The Road to Rio Carnival Day 2
  • The Road to Rio Carnival Day 4
  • The Road to Rio Carnival Day 5
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  • What is the local payment?

    The price for South American Explorer (from Quito to Rio de Janeiro) consists of two parts, the tour price; which you pay before you depart and the local payment; which is paid upon arrival at the tour.

    The local payment goes towards group meals, some accomodations, local transport and other services and activities which are mentioned in the itinerary where only cash payment is possible.

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South American Explorer

  • Upcoming departures
STARTENDBROCHURE PRICESAVE NOWPRICESEATS LEFT
Saturday
Sep 3, 2016
from Quito
Friday
Dec 23, 2016
in Rio de Janeiro
$5,889
$722
-12%
USD$5,167
+ $2300 Local Payment
0 seats left
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Saturday
Nov 5, 2016
from Quito
Friday
Feb 24, 2017
in Rio de Janeiro
$5,889
$722
-12%
USD$5,167
+ $2300 Local Payment
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Saturday
Oct 21, 2017
from Quito
Friday
Feb 9, 2018
in Rio de Janeiro
$6,008
$150
USD$5,858
+ $2300 Local Payment
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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

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Dollar
Ecuador
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Peru
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Boliviano
Bolivia
Peso
Argentina and Chile
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Real
Brazil

Plugs & Adapters

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Visa

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.

Policies

Location
Quito is the starting point and Rio de Janeiro is the endpoint.
Hold my seat
TourRadar can request Tucan Travel to hold seats for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
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 26 October 2016 the full payment of $5,167 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 $5167 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

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 14,969 km.
  • Quito (Ecuador)
  • 51 km
  • Otavalo (Ecuador)
  • 156 km
  • Misahualli (Ecuador)
  • 95 km
  • Banos (Ecuador)
  • 176 km
  • Cuenca (Ecuador)
  • 265 km
  • Mancora (Peru)
  • 491 km
  • Huanchaco (Peru)
  • 240 km
  • Huaraz (Peru)
  • 283 km
  • Lima (Peru)
  • 267 km
  • Oasis of Huacachina (Peru)
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