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The Great South American Journey: Quito to Rio Adventure - G Adventures
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65 days

The Great South American Journey: Quito to Rio Adventure

From Quito to Rio de Janeiro
Tour Operator:
G Adventures
Max group size:
18
Age range:
18 to 39
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
39092
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US $7,749
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Highlights

  • Meet the locals and learn about the life in Amazonia
  • Visit Colca Canyon - one of the world's deepest canyons
  • Enjoy the scenery as you climb the famous Inca Trail
  • Join an excursion through the unique Uyuni Salt Flats
  • Soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Buenos Aires
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Itinerary

Start in Quito and end in Rio de Janeiro! With the Discovery tour The Great South American Journey: Quito to Rio Adventure, you have a 65 days tour package taking you through Quito, Ecuador and 27 other destinations in Latin America. The Great South American Journey: Quito to Rio Adventure includes accommodationin a hoteland hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Quito
  2. Day 2: Quito/Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)
  3. Day 3: Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)
  4. Day 4: Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)
  5. Day 5: Tena/Baños (1B)
  6. Day 6: Baños
  7. Day 7: Baños/Cuenca
  8. Day 8: Cuenca
  9. Day 9: Máncora
  10. Day 10: Máncora
  11. Day 11: Máncora/Trujillo
  12. Day 12: Trujillo
  13. Day 13: Trujillo/Lima
  14. Day 14: Lima (1B)
  15. Day 15: Lima
  16. Day 16: Lima/Huacachina (1B)
  17. Day 17: Huacachina/Nazca (1D)
  18. Day 18: Nazca/Arequipa
  19. Day 19: Arequipa
  20. Day 20: Arequipa/Colca Canyon (1B)
  21. Day 21: Colca Canyon/Arequipa (1B)
  22. Day 22: Arequipa/Cusco (1B)
  23. Day 23: Cusco
  24. Day 24: Cusco (1B)
  25. Day 25: Cusco/Ollantaytambo (1B)
  26. Day 26: Inca Trail (1B, 1L, 1D)
  27. Day 27: Inca Trail (1B, 1L, 1D)
  28. Day 28: Inca Trail (1B, 1L, 1D)
  29. Day 29: Machu Picchu/Cusco (1B)
  30. Day 30: Cusco (1B)
  31. Day 31: Cusco/Puno (1B)
  32. Day 32: Puno/Lake Titicaca (1B, 1D)
  33. Day 33: Lake Titicaca/Puno (1B, 1L)
  34. Day 34: Puno/La Paz (1B)
  35. Day 35: La Paz (1B)
  36. Day 36: La Paz/Sucre (1B)
  37. Day 37: Sucre
  38. Day 38: Sucre (1B)
  39. Day 39: Sucre/Potosí (1B)
  40. Day 40: Potosí (1B)
  41. Day 41: Potosí/Uyuni (1B)
  42. Day 42: Uyuni/Salt Flats and Desert Crossing (1B, 1D)
  43. Day 43: Salt Flats and Desert Crossing (1B, 1L, 1D)
  44. Day 44: Salt Flats and Desert Crossing /San Pedro de Atacama (1B, 1L)
  45. Day 45: San Pedro de Atacama
  46. Day 46: San Pedro de Atacama/Salta
  47. Day 47: Salta (1B)
  48. Day 48: Salta/Buenos Aires (1B)
  49. Day 49: Buenos Aires
  50. Day 50: Buenos Aires
  51. Day 51: Buenos Aires/Colonia
  52. Day 52: Colonia/Montevideo (1B)
  53. Day 53: Montevideo (1B)
  54. Day 54: Montevideo/Estancia Stay (1B, 1L, 1D)
  55. Day 55: Estancia Stay (1B, 1L, 1D)
  56. Day 56: Estancia Stay/Iguassu Falls (1B)
  57. Day 57: Iguassu Falls
  58. Day 58: Iguassu Falls (1B)
  59. Day 59: Iguaçu Falls/Paraty
  60. Day 60: Paraty (1B)
  61. Day 61: Paraty/Ilha Grande (1B)
  62. Day 62: Ilha Grande
  63. Day 63: Ilha Grande/Rio de Janeiro
  64. Day 64: Rio de Janeiro (1B)
  65. Day 65: Rio de Janeiro (1B)
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  • Insurance
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Customer Reviews

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  • Itinerary
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    3.0
  • Guide
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    4.4
  • Transport
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    4.0
  • Accommodation
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    4.1
  • Food
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  • The Great South American Journey: Quito to Rio Adventure reviewer 1
    · June 18th, 2020
    G Adventures cancelled my trip and refused to refund my money. I booked what I thought would be my dream holiday through G Adventures. I saved the 12K and had paid in full. I had also traveled from Australia to the states and was a week away from... Show more
    Trip date: June 2020
  • The Great South American Journey: Quito to Rio Adventure reviewer 2
    · January 3rd, 2020
    This is the best G adventures tour I have done in terms of itinerary and people I was traveling with. I had a fantastic time with a great group of people. The only feedback I will give G is I feel the CEO guides are pressured to get 9s or 10s in... Show more
    Trip date: August 2019
  • A
    · November 4th, 2018
    You cover a lot in a short space of time and are thorough in making sure we see the highlights of every destination
    Trip date: August 2018
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • A
    · November 4th, 2018
    The guides prodvide you with an experience you would never get if you were alone, with insider knowledge of local culture and logistics.
    Trip date: August 2018
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • A
    · October 30th, 2018
    G Adventures sorts everything out for you so you don't have to. No stress whlist on the trip, and no excessive time spent planning the trip beforehand
    Trip date: July 2018
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • A
    · September 20th, 2018
    If you're limited on time it's a good way to see a lot of places in a safe environment.
    Trip date: July 2018
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • A
    · September 10th, 2018
    The tour was very well organised with the transport between places and the destinations in each country was very well thought through with activities.
    Trip date: July 2018
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • A
    · September 6th, 2018
    I love group tours, they are all much the same. G was very organised and reasonably priced. I would however advise them there are lots of hidden costs eg tipping and the tours providers you go through are more expensive than elsewhere or finding it on... Show more
    Trip date: July 2018
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • A
    · August 30th, 2018
    This was my second G trip and I had the most amazing time on both. G trips allow you to see the best of countries and take all the hassle out of organising things for yourself.
    Trip date: May 2018
    Review collected by G Adventures
  • A
    · August 16th, 2018
    Great itinerary, great guides but the hotels were a little more expensive than I'd have chosen which made me think that the whole tour could have been cheaper if we'd stayed in less fancy places.
    Trip date: June 2018
    Review collected by G Adventures

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The Great South American Journey: Quito to Rio Adventure
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  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, I, L. As a traveller from England, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, I, A, B, L. As a traveller from Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, A, B, L.

    Type C
    Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay
    Type E
    Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay
    Type F
    Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay
    Type I
    Argentina and Uruguay
    Type A
    Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru
    Type B
    Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru
    Type L
    Chile and Uruguay
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    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Bolivia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Bolivia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Bolivia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Bolivia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Recommended for Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Uruguay. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
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