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Central & South American Explorer

Days
152
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Cost/day $79
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Central & South American Explorer - Dragoman
Central & South American Explorer - Dragoman
Starts
Mexico City
Destinations
+83
Ends
Rio de Janeiro
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Highlights

Start in Mexico City and end in Rio de Janeiro! With the adventure tour Central & South American Explorer, you have a 152 day tour package taking you through Mexico City, Mexico and 81 other destinations in Latin America. Central & South American Explorer includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Home-stay, Camping
Transportation
Train & Rail, Jeep & 4WD, Overland Truck, Boat, Plane
Travel style
Adventure, Attraction-Based Hikes, Overland truck, Discovery, Hiking & Trekking
  • SandraPeters's review about another Dragoman tour
    4.5 - Excellent

    Joined a group in process. Made great connections with others joining at same time, but existing group (and one of the guides) was very tight knit. Overall, a great experience and adventure, and I would highly recommend Dragoman tours and plan to travel... Read more

  • LukasGallmann's review about another Dragoman tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    Just perfect. Kind guides, good itinerary

  • KevinKing's review about another Dragoman tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    The W trek and Mt. Fitz Roy were the best. I never thought that I would ever have a chance to explore that part of the world. Climbing the Vilaricca Volcano is also something that I can say that got so many admirers. From whitewater rafting to wildlife... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Mexico City
  2. Days 2 to 3: Oaxaca
  3. Days 4 to 6: San Cristóbal de las Casas
  4. Day 7: Frontera Corozal
  5. Day 8: Yaxchilan-Palenque
  6. Day 9: Palenque
  7. Day 10: Mérida
  8. Day 11: Chichen Itza-Tulum
  9. Day 12: Tulum
  10. Days 13 to 15: Caye Caulker
  11. Days 16 to 18: San Ignacio
  12. Day 19: Tikal
  13. Days 20 to 21: Poptún
  14. Days 22 to 23: Rio Dulce-Livingston
  15. Day 24: San Andres Itzapa
  16. Days 25 to 26: Panajachel-Chichicastenango
  17. Day 27: Antigua
  18. Day 28: Antigua
  19. Day 29: Cerro Verde National Park
  20. Days 30 to 31: Suchitoto
  21. Days 32 to 33: Copán
  22. Days 34 to 36: Roatán
  23. Day 37: Lake Yojoa
  24. Day 38: Somoto
  25. Days 39 to 40: León
  26. Days 41 to 42: Masaya National Park-Granada
  27. Days 43 to 44: Ometepe Island
  28. Days 45 to 46: La Fortuna
  29. Days 47 to 48: Monteverde
  30. Days 49 to 50: Manuel Antonio National Park
  31. Days 51 to 52: Boquete
  32. Day 53: Panama
  33. Day 54: Panama City
  34. Day 55: Panama City
  35. Day 56: Cartagena
  36. Day 57: Cartagena
  37. Day 58: Cartagena
  38. Days 59 to 60: Tayrona National Park
  39. Days 61 to 62: Lorica
  40. Days 63 to 65: Medellín
  41. Days 66 to 67: Manizales
  42. Days 68 to 69: Salento
  43. Days 70 to 71: Popayán
  44. Day 72: Ipiales
  45. Day 73: Otavalo-Ipiales
  46. Day 74: Quito
  47. Day 75: Quito
  48. Day 76: Ecuadorian Amazon-Tena
  49. Days 77 to 78: Ecuadorian Amazon
  50. Day 79: Rio Verde
  51. Days 80 to 81: Baños-Rio Verde
  52. Day 82: Chugchilán
  53. Day 83: Chugchilán-Lake Quilotoa
  54. Day 84: Cuenca
  55. Day 85: Cuenca
  56. Day 86: Punta Sal
  57. Day 87: Punta Sal
  58. Day 88: Lambayeque-Huanchaco
  59. Day 89: Huanchaco
  60. Day 90: Huaraz
  61. Days 91 to 92: Huaraz
  62. Day 93: Lima
  63. Day 94: Lima
  64. Day 95: Huacachina-Paracas
  65. Day 96: Nazca-Huacachina
  66. Day 97: Puerto Inca-Nazca
  67. Day 98: Arequipa
  68. Day 99: Arequipa
  69. Day 100: Chivay
  70. Day 101: Chivay
  71. Day 102: Raqchi
  72. Day 103: Cuzco
  73. Day 104: Cuzco
  74. Day 105: Inca Trail-Sacred Valley
  75. Day 106: Inca Trail
  76. Day 107: Inca Trail
  77. Day 108: Inca Trail
  78. Day 109: Cuzco-Machu Picchu
  79. Day 110: Cuzco
  80. Day 111: Puno
  81. Day 112: Isla Del Sol-Copacabana
  82. Day 113: Copacabana-Isla Del Sol
  83. Day 114: La Paz
  84. Day 115: La Paz
  85. Day 116: La Paz
  86. Day 117: Potosí
  87. Day 118: Uyuni
  88. Day 119: Salar De Uyuni
  89. Day 120: Bolivian Altiplano
  90. Days 121 to 122: San Pedro De Atacama
  91. Day 123: Purmamarca
  92. Day 124: Salta
  93. Day 125: Salta
  94. Day 126: Salta
  95. Days 127 to 128: Cafayate
  96. Day 129: Recreo-Quilmes Ruins
  97. Days 130 to 132: Estancia
  98. Day 133: Buenos Aires
  99. Day 134: Buenos Aires
  100. Day 135: Buenos Aires
  101. Day 136: Buenos Aires
  102. Day 137: Yapeyú
  103. Day 138: Foz do Iguaçu
  104. Day 139: Foz do Iguaçu-Iguazu Falls
  105. Day 140: Iguazu Falls-Foz do Iguaçu
  106. Day 141: Bonito
  107. Days 142 to 143: Bonito
  108. Days 144 to 145: Southern Pantanal
  109. Day 146: Campo Grande-Southern Pantanal
  110. Day 147: Brotas
  111. Day 148: Brotas
  112. Days 149 to 151: Paraty
  113. Day 152: Rio De Janeiro
  114. Day 153: Rio De Janeiro

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services

Videos

  • Main Page Video
  • What Is Overlanding?
  • Dragoman - 2017
  • Peru in 60 Seconds
  • Overlanding with Dragoman
  • Dragoman in South America
  • Dragoman Overlanding 2018
  • Overlanding Rio Carnival
  • Dragoman Wild Camping
  • Snippet Ecuador - Equator Monument
  • Overlanding Patagonia
Main Page Video

Questions & Answers

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

  • What is the kitty payment?

    Dragoman's Kitty for Mexico City<- ->Rio de Janeiro is a group fund for this tour. The group fund pays for camping, hotels, food while camping, activities the group does as a whole (based on the itinerary mentioned above and in the brochure).

    The Kitty allows the group to be flexible as the hotels and campsites are not pre booked and booked by the crew while travelling which makes the whole itinerary more adabtable than the traditional tours. Sometimes you can stay an extra night at one location due to a special activity happening at the location, based on the groups wishes. All of these costs are paid at cost price and Dragoman makes no money out of it. Therefore, if money is left over in the Kitty after the tour, it will be paid back to the group members.

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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

Peso
Mexico , Colombia , Chile and Argentina
$
Dollar
Belize , El Salvador and Ecuador
Q
Quetzal
Guatemala
L
Lempira
Honduras
C$
Cordoba
Nicaragua
Colon
Costa Rica
B/.
Balboa
Panama
S/.
Sol
Peru
$b
Boliviano
Bolivia
R$
Real
Brazil

Plugs & Adapters

Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and BrazilBelize and GuatemalaGuatemala and ArgentinaPeru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and BrazilChile

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 Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Belize. Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Recommended for Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. Ideally 1 month before travel.

Policies

Location
Mexico City is the starting point and Rio de Janeiro is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Dragoman 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 Dragoman booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 13 February 2019 the full payment of $11,975 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 $11975 for Central & South American Explorer, but the deposit of $500 is non-refundable.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Dragoman tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 16,378 km.
  • Mexico City (Mexico)
  • 363 km
  • Oaxaca (Mexico)
  • 442 km
  • San Cristobel de Las Casas (Mexico)
  • 179 km
  • Yaxchilan (Mexico)
  • 128 km
  • Palenque (Mexico)
  • 455 km
  • Merida (Mexico)
  • 114 km
  • Chichen Itza (Mexico)
  • 126 km
  • Tulum (Mexico)
  • 281 km
  • Caye Caulker (Belize)
  • 129 km
  • San Ignacio (Belize)
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