Itinerary

Day 1 Rio de Janeiro

Resting in the luminous Guanabara Bay and backed by lush mountains, Rio is a breathtaking city filled with the beat of music and the rhythm of samba. From lush mountains to white beaches, Rio demands attention!
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 2-4 Paraty

Travel to Paraty to indulge in some R and R Brazilian style. Walk through cobblestone streets or explore the beaches, trails and waterfalls of nearby national parks.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Days 5-6 Brotas

The tiny town of Brotas is a magnet for adventure sports fans and is the ideal place to enjoy canyoning and whitewater rafting.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 7 Campo Grande

Pitch a tent in the fertile Campo Grande region, surrounded by herds of cattle and crops of rice and soy.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 8-10 Pantanal

Set off on an adventure through the wild plains of the Pantanal, the world's largest wetland area. Spot colourful birds in the trees, glimpse sleek predators hunting prey and watch reptiles catching the sun's rays.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1, Hacienda - 2

Days 11-12 Bonito

Get acquainted with Brazil's ecotourism capital where optional activities abound. Hike along spectacular mountain walks, wallow in the cool waters of lakes and springs or snorkel among a rainbow of colourful fish.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 13-15 Iguazu Falls

Jump at the chance to visit the most breathtaking of all Argentina attractions, the mighty Iguazu Falls. Cross narrow walkways and peer over the ledge to watch thousands of litres of water thundering into the Iguazu river. Spectacular views from either the Brazilian or Argentinean side makes a visit to Iguazu truly memorable.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 16 San Ignacio Mini

The intricately carved mission ruins of San Ignacio Mini are an impressive sight.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 17-20 Bush Camp/Buenos Aires

Take a walk around the cosmopolitan city streets of Buenos Aires and perhaps relax in an intimate cafe to sample some of Argentina's world-famous cuisine. Peruse boutiques, admire art in museums and take in the elegant architecture of historic buildings.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Hotel - 3

Days 21-22 Bush Camp/Cordoba

Cordoba boats a laidback atmosphere, interesting historical sites and a festive student population. Nestled among green hills, this delightful city is home to beautiful churches, renowned galleries and lively bars.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1, Hostel - 1

Days 23-25 Estancia Stay

Unleash that inner gaucho while staying on a working cattle ranch. Explore the vast Pampas on horseback and enjoy the succulent flavours of a traditional Argentine barbecue.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 3

Day 26 Quilmes

Drive through beautiful scenery and visit the ruins of Quilmes.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Day 27 Cafayate

Journey to the picturesque wine region of Argentina. Learn about local production on a vineyard tour in Cafayate, perhaps taking the opportunity to quaff some renowned blends.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Days 28-30 Salta

Admire Salta's elegant colonial architecture on a walk through cobbled streets - perhaps also relax in a cafe or shop for local handicrafts. From energetic pursuits to relaxing rendezvous, there's a stack of fun things to do in Salta.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2, Hotel - 1

Days 31-32 San Pedro de Atacama

Cross the border to Chile and set up camp at San Pedro Atacama - a real little gem of this area and one of the world's best places for stargazing. By day, visit the surreal lunar landscape of Valle de la Luna and soak up the hospitality of this quirky desert town by night.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 2

Day 33 Bolivian Altiplano

Cross the spectacular Bolivian Altiplano.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 34-35 Uyuni/ Salar de Uyuni

Gaze out over the expansive Salar de Uyuni and surrounding desert on an adventure-filled Bolivian salt flats tour. Visit the fiery-red Laguna Colorada and the blue-green Laguna Verde. These breathtaking natural wonders are a pleasure to behold and the perfect backdrop for holiday snaps.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 36-37 Potosi

Take in the spectacular Andean scenery en route to the colonial mining city of Potosi. An optional tour of a working mine is an eye-opening way to experience life in this remote Bolivian city.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 38-39 La Paz

Travel to La Paz, the enigmatic, surprising capital of Bolivia. Browse some of the city's extensive markets - including the quirky Witches' Market, explore the fascinating Coca Museum or perhaps just roam about taking in the unique La Paz vibe.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 40-41 Copacabana

Discover Copacabana, a picturesque town situated on the shores of Lake Titicaca with an amazing Moorish style cathedral. Hike over the car-free Island of the Sun and discover its scenic heart. Widely believed to be the birthplace of Inca culture, there are plenty of ruins to explore.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 42 Lake Titicaca/Puno

Meet the locals of the floating, man-made Uros islands on Lake Titicaca.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 43-44 Cuzco

Spot the ancient funerary towers of Sillustani rising from the windswept antiplano. Then travel to Cuzco where there are plenty of adventure activities on offer.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 45-48 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 49 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Explore the crumbling ruins of Machu Picchu, the 'Lost City of the Incas'. Brave the steep climb to the top of Huayna Picchu for breathtaking vistas or find a spot near the Sun Gate to sit back and soak up the magical atmosphere. Make the return journey back to Cuzco.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 50 Cuzco

Explore Cuzco and wander through cobblestone streets lined with massive Inca stone walls and Spanish-colonial architecture. Perhaps sign up for one of the many adventure activities on offer here including horse riding and whitewater rafting.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 51 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 52-53 Chivay/Colca Canyon

Try to spot the mighty Andean condors as they silently take to the sky thousands of metres above the floor of the breathtaking Colca Canyon.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 54-55 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 56 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 from 1,000 AD.
ACCOM: Camping (with facilities) - 1

Day 57 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 58 Paracas National Reserve

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

Days 59-60 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 plenty to see in this vibrant metropolis.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1