Brazilian Amazon to Lima Itinerary

Travel through the heart of Brazil’s jungle, encountering unusual wildlife, fascinating people and breathtaking scenery, before discovering the Incan empires of unforgettable Peru.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $2,455
      CAD $2,510
      AUD $2,560
      EUR €1,870
      GBP £1,530
      NZD $3,035
      ZAR R23,270
      CHF FR2,190
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $2,470
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $4,925*
      CAD $5,185*
      AUD $5,290*
      EUR €3,675*
      GBP £3,166*
      NZD $5,957*
      ZAR R49,535*
      CHF FR4,375*
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Colourful frog, Amazon jungle

Cable car, Rio

Christ redeemer statue, Rio

Lily pads, Amazon

Local Peruvian girl

Architecture in Lima

Girl in traditional clothing, Cuzco

Day 1 Rio de Janeiro

Arrive in Rio and get swept up in the charisma of this vibrant Brazilian city.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 2-3 Ouro Preto

Explore the colonial mining town of Ouro Preto, where old-world baroque churches, and wood and soapstone architecture create an enchanting atmosphere.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

Day 4 Bush Camp

Travel through towns, villages and the unique Brazilian countryside before setting up camp for a night under the stars.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 5-6 Brasilia

Embark on a fascinating day tour of Brazil’s capital, a city rich in stunning architecture and sculpture.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

Day 7 Bush Camp

Start the overland journey into the country's wild heartlands.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 8-10 Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park

Splash around in warm springs, hike in the jungle and visit awe-inspiring waterfalls during a stay in the beautiful Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 11 Pocone

Arrive in Pocone, the jump off point for expeditions into the Pantanal's pristine wilderness.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 12-13 Pantanal

Navigate the vast, wildlife-filled wetlands of central Brazil by boat and canoe.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 14-15 Vila Bela de Santissima Trinidade

Delve deeper into the jungle to the tiny Amazonian village of Vila Bela da Santissima Trindade.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

Days 16-19 West Brazil Bush Camp

Continue through this remote region's vast river system towards the Peruvian border.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 4

Day 20 Xapuri

Spend a day meandering the quiet, historic streets of back-of-beyond Xapuri.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 21-25 Puerto Maldonado/Amazon

Cross the Rio Acre into Peru for a night in Puerto Maldonado, the gateway to the Amazon. Spend the next few days searching for exotic plants and wildlife on various nature outings.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Jungle Lodge - 4

Day 26 Quince Mil

Arrive in the tiny town of Quince Mil for a night in a guesthouse amid a beautiful rainforest setting.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 27-28 Cuzco

Make tracks to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire. Explore the majestic main plaza before wandering cobbled streets or learning more about Peru’s history and grandeur in the city’s many museums.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 29-32 Inca Trail/Quecha Community Trek

Embark on an unforgettable Andean trek. Follow the steps of the ancient Incas through breathtaking scenery and past remote Quechua villages.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3, Hotel - 1

Day 33 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Explore the crumbling ruins of Machu Picchu, the 'Lost City of the Incas'. Find a quiet spot near the Sun Gate to sit back and soak up the magical atmosphere before making the return journey back to Cuzco.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 34 Cuzco

Wander the undulating alleyways and quaint colonial plazas of one of Peru's most charming cities. Perhaps sign up for one of the many adventure activities on offer, including horse riding and whitewater rafting.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 35 Raqchi

Get to know a local family as guests at a homestay in Raqchi. Spend the evening together, sharing a meal and discovering traditional song and dance.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1

Days 36-37 Chivay/Colca Canyon

Try to spot the mighty Andean condors as they scour the skies thousands of metres above the canyon floor.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 38-39 Arequipa

Explore the scenic city of Arequipa and perhaps stop by the Museo Santury to view Juanita, the ice princess. The body of this frozen Inca maiden is thought to be more than 500 years-old and was found at a sacrificial site on the summit of Nevado Ampato.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 40 Puerto Inca

Visit the chilling Chauchilla Cemetery en route to Puerto Inca. The windswept graves display the eerie skeletons and mummified bodies of the Nazca people, some of which date back to AD1,000.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 41 Nazca

Learn about Peru's mysterious Nazca Lines and perhaps take a scenic flight to fully appreciate the scale of this puzzling creation.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 42 Paracas National Reserve

Pitch a tent in Paracas, which, spanning more than 335,000 hectares, is home to one of the world's most important marine reserves. Take a walk along the coastline and spot the vibrant birdlife that this region is famous for.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 43-44 Ballestas Islands/Lima

Spot penguins, sea lions and boobies during a boat ride through the Ballestas Islands. Get acquainted with Peru's modern capital, Lima – there's no shortage of things to see and do in this vibrant metropolis.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1