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South America Highlights - Tucan Travel
South America Highlights - Tucan Travel
Excellent
3 reviews
Starts
Lima
+16 Destinations
Andes Mountains
Ends
Rio de Janeiro
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Highlights

  • Hike in the Amazon Rainforest
  • Trek the Inca Trail
  • Go on a 3 day 4WD tour
  • Visit the volcanic zone of Sol de Manana
Age range
18 to 65 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Camping, Lodge
Max Group Size
10
Transportation
Train & Rail, Jeep & 4WD, Boat, Local Transport, Private Vehicle, Plane
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 is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel, hostel and campsites as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • PC
    Written on November 20, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Had a great experience travelling with Tucan Tours through South America, tour was well organised and our tour guide (Neil) was fantastic with great experience and local knowledge. Accommodation was sufficient and appropriate for areas that we travelled through, can obviously be very basic at times if doing the Inca Trail and Bolivian Salt Flats but you are well informed of this if you do your reading/research. Food included at hotels etc was basic but enough, tour guide gave good recommendations fro other meal times including local cuisines . Flight companies used were great, flights were very early in the morning but resulted in you having plenty of time at the next destination. Bus days were few and gave you time to catch up on rest. Companies used were great very comfortable and amenities clean, just make sure you pack snacks as the buses sometimes don't stop. Included activities were great, try and do all the optional activities as these were great aswell! Be prepared for all weather conditions as it can change quickly and travelling through that many countries you will experience everything so pack accordingly. Try and use backpacks rather then suitcases as it makes it easier for everyone as you are constantly on/off flights, buses, boats etc and need to carry everything yourself. Be prepared for altitude sickness and travel sickness and take all appropriate medications for same as they may not be available over there. Be aware it is a full on tour covering vast areas so prepare for late nights and early mornings trying to cover vast areas in a little time frame. Safety wise always felt well prepared and safe from our tour guide who always instructed as accordingly.
    Tucan Travel commented on this review
    Hi Prue, thanks so much for your extensive feedback and great advice. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time in South America and hope to see you on another adventure in the future!
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  • South America Highlights reviewer 2
    Written on November 17, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was awesome. So many amazing and varied experiences in one trip. The accommodation was clean and comfortable, and our guide Manny was fantastic.
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  • South America Highlights reviewer 3
    Written on September 2, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I can't ask for a better way of seeing South America. Tucan and the tour leader was fantastic. I couldn't ask for more
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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Arrive Lima
  2. Day 2-3: Amazon Jungle
  3. Day 4: Cusco
  4. Day 5: Sacred Valley of the Incas
  5. Day 6-8: Inca Trail Trek & Machu Picchu
  6. Day 9: Machu Picchu
  7. Day 10: Cusco
  8. Day 11-12: Puno & Lake Titicaca
  9. Day 13-14: La Paz
  10. Day 15: Uyuni
  11. Day 16: Uyuni (Salt Flats)
  12. Day 17: Laguna Colorada
  13. Day 18-19: San Pedro de Atacama
  14. Day 20-22: Santiago
  15. Day 23-25: Mendoza
  16. Day 26-28: Buenos Aires
  17. Day 29-30: Foz do Iguaçu
  18. Day 31: Rio de Janeiro
  19. Day 32: Depart Rio de Janeiro

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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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
The Road to Rio Carnival Day 3

Questions & Answers

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

    • May 22, 2018

      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.

    • May 22, 2018

      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.

    • May 22, 2018

      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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    What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Elvio18th May 2018
      When our chosen tour date was full other dates were suggested. The staff was patient in guiding us with regards to our many questions related to dietary needs and other information related to the trip. The staff was friendly and respectful on every phone call.

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    About the countries

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    Currencies

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    Bolivia
    Peso
    Chile and Argentina
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    Plugs & Adapters

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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 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.
    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 26 July 2018 the full payment of $5,480 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 $5480 for South America Highlights, 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 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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