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Southern Cross - Tucan Travel
Southern Cross - Tucan Travel
Excellent
2 reviews
Starts
Rio de Janeiro
Destinations
+18
Ends
Lima
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Highlights

  • Enjoy a rainforest walk in Bonito
  • Marvel at Brazil’s famous Iguazú Falls
  • Explore the beautiful city of Buenos Aires
  • Visit the world’s largest salt flat in Uyuní
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Home-stay, Camping
Max Group Size
34
Transportation
Overland Truck
Start in Rio de Janeiro and end in Lima! With the overland truck tour Southern Cross, you have a 49 day tour package taking you from Rio de Janeiro to Lima and through Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and 18 other destinations in Latin America. Southern Cross includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • Southern Cross reviewer 1
    Written on June 14, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    Best time of my life.Jess and Jono the coolest people you will meet.They made this trip amazing.
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  • Southern Cross reviewer 2
    Written on December 4, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    brilliant trip.had the best time.
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Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Arrive Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 2-3: Parati
  • Day 4: En route
  • Day 5-6: Bonito
  • Day 7: En route
  • Day 8-9: Foz do Iguaçu
  • Day 10: Puerto Iguazú
  • Day 11: En route
  • Day 12-15: Buenos Aires
  • Day 16-17: Cordoba
  • Day 18-20: Cafayate
  • Day 21-22: Salta
  • Day 23: Tupiza
  • Day 24: Potosí
  • Day 25-26: Uyuni
  • Day 27-29: La Paz
  • Day 30: Puno
  • Day 31: Lake Titicaca
  • Day 32: Puno
  • Day 33-41: Cusco
  • Day 42-44: Arequipa
  • Day 45: Puerto Inca
  • Day 46: Nazca
  • Day 47: Huacachina
  • Day 48: Lima
  • Day 49: Depart Lima

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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  • Additional Services

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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
  • Main Page Video
  • Cusco, Lima
The Road to Rio Carnival Day 3

Questions & Answers

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

    • January 1, 2017

      Do you help with VISA arrangements at all?

      Unfortunately we are unable to give visa advice due to the vast number of nationalities which our customers represent. Some nationalities can travel freely over borders, where others require advance permission to enter. There are also changes in requirements from time to time. We recommend checking your local embassy or consulate's website for the latest up to date information.

    • June 8, 2015

      I understand the tour says the Amazon Jungle trek and Inca Trail trek are optional. Do these treks cost an additional or included in the price already? If the treks are additional costs, how much is each trek?

      The Inca Trail is always optional, and this is twofold: firstly, some folks aren't up for a strenuous hike and opt for the train/bus option to Machu Picchu. Further to this, permits are required to access the trail and these sell out months in advance, so the Inca Trail isn't always an option. The Inca Trail trek or Lares Valley trek (an alternate route you can take if permits for the Inca Trail are not available) costs US$889. Alternately, the train to Machu Picchu overnight excursion is US$429 (these activities must be booked in advance).

      I don't believe permits are needed for the Amazon Jungle Trek. The excursion is US$699 or equivalent in your currency (must be booked in advance). We can absolutely request this and/or the Inca Trail/Lares Trek in conjunction with your tour booking.

    • April 23, 2015

      What is the local payment?

      The price for Southern Cross (from Rio de Janeiro to Lima) 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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    About the countries

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    Currencies

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    Bolivia
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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 Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Brazil, Bolivia and Peru. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Recommended for Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. Ideally 1 month before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Rio de Janeiro is the starting point and Lima is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
    TourRadar can request Tucan Travel to hold spaces 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 16 December 2017 the full payment of $2,402 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 $2402 for Southern Cross, 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 6,775 km.
    • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    • 159 km
    • Paraty (Brazil)
    • 1,464 km
    • Pantanal (Brazil)
    • 399 km
    • Bonito (Brazil)
    • 528 km
    • Foz Do Iguacu (Brazil)
    • 6 km
    • Puerto Iguazu (Argentina)
    • 208 km
    • San Ignacio (Argentina)
    • 1,024 km
    • Salta (Argentina)
    • 374 km
    • Tupiza (Bolivia)
    • 202 km
    • Potosi (Bolivia)
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