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Best of South America

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starts on 23 Nov 2018
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Starts
Lima
Destinations
+31
Ends
Rio de Janeiro
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Highlights

Start in Lima and end in Rio de Janeiro! With the discovery tour Best of South America , you have a 51 day tour package taking you from Lima to Rio de Janeiro and through Lima, Peru and 28 other destinations in Latin America. Best of South America includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Home-stay, Camping, Sleeper Bus
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Jeep & 4WD, Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Plane, Mini-coach, Ferry
Travel style
Discovery
  • Eleanor Green's review about another Intrepid Travel tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    I was a bit too old for all the hikes on this tour, but everyone was patient and I enjoyed the Patagonian countryside and the time in Buenos Aires immensely. It's a trip I'll remember for a long time. Ernesto and the local guides were amazing under... Read more

  • Mihkel Koel's review about another Intrepid Travel tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    very nice tour with perfect guide

  • Lychota Moloney's review about another Intrepid Travel tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was a fantastic experience. Brazil is a destination unlike no other. There is an energy in the air and from the moment you arrive in Rio until you depart in Fortaleza the 14 days are filled with a variety of fantastic experiences. Rio is such a... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Lima
  2. Day 2: Lima
  3. Day 3: Paracas
  4. Day 4: Nazca
  5. Day 5: Arequipa/Colca Canyon
  6. Day 6: Arequipa
  7. Day 7: Colca Canyon
  8. Day 8: Arequipa
  9. Day 9: Arequipa/ Overnight bus to Cusco
  10. Day 10: Cusco
  11. Day 11: Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
  12. Day 12: Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
  13. Day 13: Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
  14. Day 14: Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option and Machu Picchu / Ollantaytambo
  15. Day 15: Sacred Valley / Cusco
  16. Day 16: Cusco
  17. Day 17: Puno/Lake Titicaca
  18. Day 18: Puno
  19. Day 19: Puno
  20. Day 20: La Paz
  21. Day 21: La Paz
  22. Day 23: Sucre
  23. Day 24: Sucre
  24. Day 25: Potosi
  25. Day 26: Uyuni
  26. Day 27: Salar de Uyuni
  27. Day 28: Bolivian Altiplano
  28. Day 29: San Pedro de Atacama
  29. Day 30: Salta
  30. Day 31: Salta
  31. Day 32: Buenos Aires
  32. Day 33: Buenos Aires
  33. Day 36: Colonia
  34. Day 37: Estancia Stay
  35. Day 38: Estancia Stay
  36. Day 41: Foz do Iguazu ( Brazilian side)
  37. Day 42: Iguazu Falls (Argentinian side)
  38. Day 43: Rio de Janeiro
  39. Day 45: Paraty
  40. Day 47: Ilha Grande
  41. Day 48: Ilha Grande
  42. Day 50: Rio de Janeiro
  43. Day 51: Rio de Janeiro

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  • Accommodation

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  • Meals

  • Transport

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

Videos

  • Discover Peru
  • Main Page Video
Discover Peru

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About the countries

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Currencies

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Sol
Peru
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Boliviano
Bolivia
Peso
Chile , Argentina and Uruguay
R$
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 Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Yellow fever
Recommended for Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil. Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Uruguay. Ideally 10 days before travel.

Policies

Location
Lima is the starting point and Rio de Janeiro is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 19 January 2019 the full payment of $6,290 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 $6290 for Best of South America , but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Intrepid Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 7,772 km.
  • Lima (Peru)
  • 226 km
  • Reserva Nacional De Paracas (Peru)
  • 174 km
  • Nazca (Peru)
  • 404 km
  • Arequipa (Peru)
  • 95 km
  • Canon del Colca (Peru)
  • 95 km
  • Arequipa (Peru)
  • 324 km
  • Cusco (Peru)
  • 106 km
  • Inca Trail (Peru)
  • 42 km
  • Machu Picchu (Peru)
  • 26 km
  • Ollantaytambo (Peru)
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