4.4
14 reviews
South America Highlights - Tucan Travel
32 days

South America Highlights

From Lima to Rio de Janeiro
Tour Operator:
Tucan Travel
Max group size:
19
Age range:
18 to 65
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
72786
From
$8,899
-33%
US $5,962
+ $790 Local Payment
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Highlights

  • Trek through Amazonia to see diverse flora and fauna
  • Follow the steps of the Incas to Machu Picchu
  • Join a 4WD expedition and explore the Bolivian Altiplano
  • Indulge in Chile’s best wines on top of San Cristobal
  • Experience the incredible nightlife of Buenos Aires

Itinerary

Start in Lima and end in Rio de Janeiro! With the adventure tour South America Highlights, you have a 32 day tour package taking you through Lima, Peru and 16 other destinations in Latin America. South America Highlights includes accommodation in a hotel, hostel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Lima
  2. Day 2: Amazon Jungle
  3. Day 3: Amazon Jungle
  4. Day 4: Cusco
  5. Day 5: Sacred Valley of the Incas
  6. Day 6: The Inca Trail or similar
  7. Day 7: The Inca Trail
  8. Day 8: The Inca Trail
  9. Day 9: Machu Picchu
  10. Day 10: Cusco
  11. Day 11: Puno
  12. Day 12: Lake Titicaca Day Excursion
  13. Day 13: La Paz
  14. Day 14: La Paz
  15. Day 15: Uyuni
  16. Day 16: Uyuni (Salt Flats)
  17. Day 17: Laguna Colorada
  18. Day 18: San Pedro de Atacama
  19. Day 19: Valley of the Moon
  20. Day 20: Fly to Santiago
  21. Day 21: Santiago
  22. Day 22: Santiago
  23. Day 23: Mendoza
  24. Day 24: Mendoza (Winery Tour)
  25. Day 25: Fly to Buenos Aires
  26. Day 26: Buenos Aires
  27. Day 27: Buenos Aires
  28. Day 28: Flight to Iguazu Falls
  29. Day 29: Iguazu Falls
  30. Day 30: Rio de Janeiro
  31. Day 31: Rio de Janeiro
  32. Day 32: Depart Rio de Janeiro
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hostel
2 nights
Hotel
24 nights
Lodge
2 nights

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Food
    Good
    3.8
  • 4.2
  • Most Recent
  • Most Popular
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  • Lowest First
  • T
    · October 30, 2019
    Amazing tour, and our tour leader (Danae) kept everything running smoothly, even in the face of transportation strikes.
    Trip date: October 2019
    Review collected by Tucan Travel
  • A
    · June 05, 2019
    All of the above, went above and beyond for everyone. An excellent leader and wonderful person
    Trip date: April 2019
    Review collected by Tucan Travel
  • A
    · June 05, 2019
    Very helpful and friendly. Went out of her way to make sure everyone was ok. Fairly new to the job but keen to give as much knowledge as she was able.
    Trip date: March 2019
    Review collected by Tucan Travel
  • A
    · June 05, 2019
    Excellent. Better than expected.
    Trip date: March 2019
    Review collected by Tucan Travel
  • A
    · June 05, 2019
    Good knowledge of area. Well organised.
    Trip date: March 2019
    Review collected by Tucan Travel
  • A
    · June 05, 2019
    Very active and challenging. Makes it interesting even for older people
    Trip date: March 2019
    Review collected by Tucan Travel
  • A
    · June 05, 2019
    Very caring and interactive. Became like one of us. Good communication and very informative.
    Trip date: March 2019
    Review collected by Tucan Travel
  • A
    · June 05, 2019
    Overall very enjoyable trip. Wilson our tour guide was very informative and professional. He related well to the group and always provided us with many different optional activities.
    Trip date: February 2019
    Review collected by Tucan Travel
  • A
    · June 05, 2019
    Excursions were really good but not value for money. By travelling with Tucan you do pay the premium and often I would book the same excursion separately and it would be a lot cheaper. Mafer was amazing - couldn't fault her and her enthusiasm. She was... Show more
    Trip date: January 2019
    Review collected by Tucan Travel
  • A
    · June 05, 2019
    Perhaps 2 nights at the end of the tour as rio has a lot to offer. Heidi was enthusiastic and always brought a great attitude to the tour. She really made the experience special for each and every person as well as solving unexpected problems along the... Show more
    Trip date: January 2019
    Review collected by Tucan Travel

Dates & Availability

32 days
South America Highlights
From Lima to Rio de Janeiro
No credit card fees
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  • April 2020
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FAQs

    • When and where does the tour end?

      This tour concludes after breakfast at Hotel Regina or similar in Rio de Janeiro and it's time to say farewell to your newfound travel friends and continue your separate ways! Please be aware that the hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      The first day of this tour generally starts from Hotel Santa Cruz or similar in Lima and as the first day is just an arrivals day you can arrive at any time. Spend the day exploring the Gold Museum, the Museum of the Inquisition and the Catacombs below the San Francisco Church or perhaps the city's two main squares the Plaza de Armas and Plaza San Mart. Please be aware the starting hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are available for this tour at an additional cost, please contact our customer support team to arrange this.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course, we can! Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

    • What is the age range?

      This tour has an age range from 18 to 65 years old. Unfortunately, this means that children and young travellers under the age of 18 are not eligible to participate in this tour. The maximum age limit of the tour is a recommendation only, please contact our customer support team if you are uncertain whether you are eligible to participate in this tour.

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    Good to Know

    • About the countries

      Currencies

      S/.
      Sol
      Peru
      $b
      Boliviano
      Bolivia
      Peso
      Chile and Argentina
      R$
      Real
      Brazil

      Plugs & Adapters

      Peru, Bolivia and BrazilPeru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and BrazilChileArgentina

      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.

      Vaccines

      These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina 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 and Brazil. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Recommended for Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before 4 June 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 4 June 2020, a minimum payment of $140 is required to confirm your booking with Tucan Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Tucan Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for Tucan Travel tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
    • Cancellation Policy

    Videos

    • The Road to Rio Carnival Day 3
    • The Road to Rio Carnival Day 4
    • The Road to Rio Carnival Day 5
    • Main Page Video
    • Cusco, Lima
    • Lake Titicaca
    • Peru with Tucan Travel
    • Trekking to Machu Picchu with Tucan Travel
    The Road to Rio Carnival Day 3