Unveil South America Overview

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Visit South America and tour Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay.

Travel to South America and unveil the cultures of Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay. Take the road less travelled from sky-high La Paz to party-ready Rio de Janeiro, stopping in at vibrant cities, small towns, incredible natural wonders and tropical beaches along the way. Discover the modern and traditional cultures of five amazing countries, meet wonderfully friendly locals and see the best of South America on this huge Overland adventure.

  • Bargain for a souvenir in Bolivia's sky-high La Paz
  • Discover mining life in Potosi
  • Tour the startling salt lakes of Bolivia
  • Appreciate the great outdoors in the lakes districts of Chile and Argentina
  • Try the tango in Buenos Aires
  • Experience ranch life on a Uruguayan hacienda
  • Visit Brazil's magnificent Iguazu Falls
  • Discover paradise on the beaches of Brazil

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    La Paz, Bolivia
  • Finish:

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    20 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Dormitory (2 nts), Hacienda (3 nts), Hostel (8 nts), Hotel (27 nts), Overnight bus (6 nts)
  • Transport:

    4x4, Bus, Ferry, Overnight bus
  • Included activities:

    Buenos Aires - Leader led walking tour, Leader-led walking tour, Uyuni Salt Flats 3d/2n (shared tour)

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1021kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    29 May 2012. Based on previous travellers and leaders feedback, the itinerary of this trip has changed from what it is advertised in the Intrepid Latin America 2012 brochure. We trust this amended itinerary will only enhance travellers experience of this region. New Itinerary: Days 1-17 As per original itinerary Days 18-21 Santiago Days 22-24 Pucon Days 25-26 San Martin de los Andes (Arg) Days 27-29 Bariloche Days 30-32 Buenos Aires Days 33 onwards as per original itinerary Previous Itinerary: Days 18-21 Santiago Days 22-23 Pucon Days 24-26 Ancud Days 27-29 Bariloche Days 30-32 Buenos Aires

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Days 1-2 La Paz

Built in a canyon, the unique and bewtiching city of La Paz is filled with steep, cobbled streets, fascinating markets, evident tradition and captivating sights.

Days 3-4 Sucre

The delightful city of Sucre impresses visitors with its historic charm, indigenous roots and calm atmosphere, and is the perfect place to ease into the Bolivian way of life.

Days 5-6 Potosi

The loveliness of Potosi - one of the highest and more fascinating cities in the world - is mirrored by the harshness of its mines and mining history.

Days 7-10 Uyuni/Salar de Uyuni/San Pedro de Atacama

Popular due to its proximity to the Salar de Uyuni, the town of Uyuni is small and charming, and feels very remote, especially at the photogenic train cemetery. The world's largest salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni, is a spectacular sight - whether reflecting like a mirror in the wet or cracking during the dry.

Days 11-14 Salta

With its well-preserved colonial buildings, candle-lit cafes, fine museums and surrounding natural beauty, Salta is one of Argentina's most charming cities.

Days 15-17 Mendoza

Famed for its wine and raft of adventure activities, Mendoza is a lovely city to get lost in with its wide streets, excellent eateries and gorgeous plazas.

Days 18-21 Santiago

Set within a circle of snow-capped mountains, Santiago is vibrant, artistic and gourmet - and the gateway to adventures in the snow, sea or desert.

Days 22-24 Pucon

With the spectacular Villarrica volcano bubbling away in the background, captivating Pucon is an adventure lover's paradise with outdoor activities galore in a gorgeous natural setting.

Days 27-29 Bariloche

A city of immense natural beauty known for its great chocolate, Bariloche is fabulous for sports lovers and food connoisseurs in all its picturesque seasons.

Days 30-32 Buenos Aires

Cosmopolitan, cultured and chic, Buenos Aires has European sensibilities with a fiery Latin heart. Discover colonial architecture, funky neighbourhoods, exceptional cuisine and a thriving nightlife.

Day 33 Colonia

Facing Buenos Aires across the Rio de la Plata, Colonia del Sacramento has a beautiful Old City with cobblestone streets, charming buildings and a wonderful nightlife.

Day 34 Montevideo

Spread out along the Bay of Montevideo, Uruguay's capital has an eclectic array of architecture, good beaches and a rich cultural heritage.

Days 35-38 Estancia Stay

Experience life on a working estancia in the heart of Uruguay's farming country. Things are simple down on the ranch but you're guaranteed a warm Uruguayan welcome from our hosts.

Days 39-41 Foz do Iguazu

Foz do Iguazu is a largish city famed for being at the doorstep - along with Argentina and Paraguay - of the incredible Iguazu Falls.

Days 42-43 Paraty

Step back in time in gorgeous Paraty, where Portuguese colonial buildings, cobblestone streets and horse and cart are set against a verdant backdrop of misty hills.

Days 44-46 Ihla Grande

Relax among the spoils of paradise on Ilha Grande, a gorgeous tropical island that has little development, no cars and pristine rainforest and beaches.

Days 47-48 Rio de Janeiro

Bigger than life and beautiful to boot, Rio de Janeiro sits resplendent among mountains, rainforest and sea, and emits an energy that is irresistible to everyone who visits.
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