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South America Highlights - Tucan Travel
South America Highlights - Tucan Travel
Excellent
13 reviews
Starts
Lima
+16 Destinations
Andes Mountains
Ends
Rio de Janeiro
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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
Age range
18 to 65 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
19
Transportation
Train & Rail, Jeep & 4WD, Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Plane
Travel style
Adventure, Hiking & Trekking
Operator
Tucan Travel
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 from Lima to Rio de Janeiro and 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.

Itinerary

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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

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

13 Reviews

Excellent
54%
Good
38%
Average
8%
Rather Poor
0%
Bad
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  • A
    Written on June 5, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    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 way.

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  • C
    Written on June 5, 2019
    4.2 - Excellent

    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... Read more

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  • M
    Written on June 5, 2019
    4.8 - Excellent

    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.

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  • L
    Written on June 5, 2019
    4.8 - Excellent

    Very caring and interactive. Became like one of us. Good communication and very informative.

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  • S
    Written on June 5, 2019
    4.2 - Excellent

    Very active and challenging. Makes it interesting even for older people

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  • L
    Written on June 5, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Good knowledge of area. Well organised.

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  • S
    Written on June 5, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Excellent. Better than expected.

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  • M
    Written on June 5, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    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.

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  • T
    Written on June 5, 2019
    4.2 - Excellent

    All of the above, went above and beyond for everyone. An excellent leader and wonderful person

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  • South America Highlights reviewer 10
    Written on March 18, 2019
    3.0 - Average

    Itinerary is so tight you always have to get up @3 in the morning to catch a flight and rush through day trip if included. Most of the places nothing is included so have to pay more for extra day trips. Sometimes have to spend extra days for extra people to... Read more

    Tucan Travel commented on this review
    Hi Srinivas, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. The South America Highlights trip visits 5 countries in 32 days, and while it is certainly a busy itinerary and it is sometimes necessary for some early starts around 5 or 6am, the only departures at 3 in the morning were leaving Buenos Aires for Iguazu Falls and Iguazu Hotel leaving for Rio de Janeiro. These early departures are necessary to make the most of Iguazu Falls which is a highlight on this itinerary. In relation to the inclusions on this trip we include the main highlights of the destinations visited which are listed on the website itinerary. We also include free time in many of the destinations so you can make the most of the variety of optional excursions available which really depend on the taste and budget of the traveller. In regards to your comments regarding vegetarian meals - many of our customers have similar dietary requests and do not have problems with the meals included - please send us further details where your included meals did not provide a vegetarian option and we will investigate this matter further with the tour leader and local operators. We are disappointed that you did not enjoy your trip but wish you all the best in your future travels. Kind regards, Rosanna @ Tucan Travel
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Questions & Answers

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

    • 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.

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    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

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    • Raina7th March 2019
      Very easy to book and very responsive to any questions you may have.

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    About the countries

    Useful things to know before you go

    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.

    Vaccinations

    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.

    Policies

    Location
    Lima is the starting point and Rio de Janeiro is the endpoint.
    Trusted
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    Payment(s)
    For any tour departing before 18 December 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 18 December 2019, 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.
    Cancellation policy
    TourRadar is an authorised Agent of Tucan Travel. Please familiarise yourself with the Tucan Travel payment, cancellation and refund conditions.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Tucan Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    Payment methods
    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.

    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 7,381 km.
    • Lima (Peru)
    • 856 km
    • Puerto Maldonado (Peru)
    • 317 km
    • Cusco (Peru)
    • 24 km
    • Sacred Valley (Peru)
    • 88 km
    • Inca Trail (Peru)
    • 42 km
    • Machu Picchu (Peru)
    • 65 km
    • Cusco (Peru)
    • 334 km
    • Puno (Peru)
    • 63 km
    • Lake Titicaca (Peru)
    • 195 km
    • La Paz (Bolivia)
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