Grand South America

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Start in Quito and end in Rio de Janeiro! With the discovery tour Grand South America, you have a 58 day tour package taking you from Quito to Rio de Janeiro and through Quito, Ecuador and 34 other destinations in Latin America. Grand South America includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Hotel, Home-stay, Camping, Lodge, Sleeper Bus
Max Group Size
Coach / Bus, Jeep & 4WD, Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Plane, Mini-coach, Ferry
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Quito
  2. Day 2: Amazon Lodge (Amazon Jungle)
  3. Day 3: Amazon Lodge (Amazon Jungle)
  4. Day 4: Banos
  5. Day 5: Banos
  6. Day 6: Cuenca
  7. Day 7: Cuenca
  8. Day 8: Lima
  9. Day 9: Lima
  10. Day 10: Paracas
  11. Day 11: Nazca
  12. Day 12: Arequipa/Colca Canyon
  13. Day 13: Arequipa
  14. Day 14: Colca Canyon
  15. Day 15: Arequipa
  16. Day 16: Arequipa/ Overnight bus to Cusco
  17. Day 17: Cusco
  18. Day 18: Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
  19. Day 19: Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
  20. Day 20: Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
  21. Day 21: Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option and Machu Picchu / Ollantaytambo
  22. Day 22: Sacred Valley / Cusco
  23. Day 23: Cusco
  24. Day 24: Puno/Lake Titicaca
  25. Day 25: Puno
  26. Day 26: Puno
  27. Day 27: La Paz
  28. Day 28: La Paz
  29. Day 29: La Paz
  30. Day 30: Sucre
  31. Day 31: Sucre
  32. Day 32: Potosi
  33. Day 33: Uyuni
  34. Day 34: Salar de Uyuni
  35. Day 35: Bolivian Altiplano
  36. Day 36: San Pedro de Atacama
  37. Day 37: Salta
  38. Day 38: Salta
  39. Day 39: Buenos Aires
  40. Day 40: Buenos Aires
  41. Day 42: Buenos Aires
  42. Day 43: Colonia
  43. Day 44: Estancia Stay
  44. Day 45: Estancia Stay
  45. Day 48: Foz do Iguazu ( Brazilian side)
  46. Day 49: Iguazu Falls (Argentinian side)
  47. Day 50: Rio de Janeiro
  48. Day 51: Rio de Janeiro
  49. Day 52: Paraty
  50. Day 54: Ilha Grande
  51. Day 55: Ilha Grande
  52. Day 57: Rio de Janeiro
  53. Day 58: Rio de Janeiro

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  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

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  • Flights

  • Insurance


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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • Is wi-fi available throughout the tour?

    Generally in South America wi-fi is readily available in the cities, towns and the hotels. The majority of nights on this tour are at hotels, so it should not be much of a problem at all to connect with family members or friends throughout the tour.

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  • Nancy17th May 2018
    I was able to review many different tours, prices and length at one site which saved me a lot of time in researching my options of which tour to pick. The filters helped to narrow the search.



Grand South America

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About the countries

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Chile , Argentina and Uruguay

Plugs & Adapters

Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and BrazilPeru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and BrazilChile and UruguayArgentina and Uruguay


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.


These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Recommended for Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Recommended for Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Yellow fever
Recommended for Ecuador, 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.


Quito is the starting point and Rio de Janeiro is the endpoint.
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TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
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 23 December 2018 the full payment of $8,356 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 $8356 for Grand South America, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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Covering a total distance of approx 9,464 km.
  • Quito (Ecuador)
  • 115 km
  • Tena (Ecuador)
  • 82 km
  • Banos (Ecuador)
  • 179 km
  • Cuenca (Ecuador)
  • 179 km
  • Tumbes (Peru)
  • 1,014 km
  • Lima (Peru)
  • 226 km
  • Reserva Nacional De Paracas (Peru)
  • 174 km
  • Nazca (Peru)
  • 404 km
  • Arequipa (Peru)
  • 95 km
  • Canon del Colca (Peru)
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