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.

La Paz, Bolivia
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 12
Group size
Min 1 Max 16
Carbon offset
1 021kg pp per trip


  • 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


Wander the spacious plazas and colourful markets of Bolivia's unofficial capital, La Paz.
Explore Bolivia's elegant capital Sucre, known as the 'Cradle of Liberty'.
Discover the colonial mining history of Potosi that has shaped the town's fortunes.
Explore the multi-coloured lakes, geysers and snow-capped volcanoes surrounding the expansive salt flats of Salar de Uyuni. See it all on a 4x4 adventure through the surreal landscape.
Cross the border into Argentina. Spend time in Salta's shady plaza and don't miss visiting its ornate central cathedral.
Visit Mendoza and try some of Argentina's famous Malbec wine against a backdrop of mountains.
Tour Santiago's famed wineries and get used to a Chilean tipple.
Adrenaline junkies are spoilt for choice in Pucon. Hiking trails and black sand beaches also beckon.
Get active in this adventure playground right in the heart of Argentina's Lake District.
Between its Latin passion, European elegance and superb cuisine, Buenos Aires is a joy to explore. Nibble on alfajores, wander San Telmo's cobblestone streets, talk football with Portenos in a cafe or get a history lesson at the quirky Museo Evita. The hippest spot in town is Palermo's Plaza Serrano so head out in the evenings to tango with the locals. There are so many awesome things to do in Buenos Aires, it's simply a matter of trying to fit them all in!
Make like a local and grab a cup of mate while strolling around the cobblestone streets of Colonia.
Enjoy the Spanish, Italian and Art Deco architecture of Uruguay's easy-going capital, Montevideo.
Release that inner cowboy on a wild Uruguayan estancia stay.
Take an optional day trip to explore the Iguazu Falls. Scramble along the boardwalks and cross the overhead bridges for spectacular views from every angle of the falls.
Swim in the bay or hike in the woods, keeping an eye out for armadillos, monkeys and hedgehogs.
Swim, snorkel or snooze on the sandy beaches of Brazil's idyllic tropical island.
Coastal Rio is a delight, with sun, sand and seriously eye-popping people watching. The city is buzzing with life and the parties last from sun-up to sundown.
View trip notes to read full itinerary


20 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
4x4, Bus, Ferry, Overnight bus
Dormitory (2 nights), Hacienda (3 nights), Hostel (8 nights), Hotel (27 nights), Overnight bus (6 nights)
Included activities
  • Buenos Aires - Leader led walking tour
  • Leader-led walking tour
  • Uyuni Salt Flats 3d/2n (shared tour)


There are currently no departures for this trip.

{{departure_day.departure_date | date:'EEE d MMMM yyyy'}} {{departure_day.arrival_date | date:'EEE d MMMM yyyy'}}

Style: {{}}

Boat/Ship: {{departure.vehicle_name}}
On sale Hot deal Departure guaranteed On request
{{product.currency_code}} {{room.base_price | noFractionCurrency:product.currency_symbol}}
{{product.currency_code}} {{room.discount_price | noFractionCurrency:product.currency_symbol}}
Fully booked Bookings closed

Total price per person {{room.room_type | lowercase}}
Includes {{departure.kitty_currency_code}} {{departure.kitty | noFractionCurrency:departure.kitty_currency_symbol}} kitty
Includes {{extra.extras_code}} {{extra.extras_symbol}}{{extra.extras_value}} in local payments Single supplement available from {{product.currency_code}} {{departure.single_supp | noFractionCurrency:product.currency_symbol}}

Contact us to arrange an alternative departure for you

Book {{departure.places_left}} spaces left! space left!

For information about altitude sickness click here

Important 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

Trip notes

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Your trip notes provide a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what’s included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

View trip notes


Our Unveil South America trips score an average of 4 out of 5 based on 1 reviews in the last year.

Unveil South America , February 2015