Itinerary

Days 1-2 Quito

Arrive in Quito, Ecuador's multifaceted capital. Kick off the Latin American adventure exploring cobblestone streets in the Old Town or head to a funky bar in Quito's modern area.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 3-5 Amazon Jungle

Learn the secrets of the Amazon rainforest and the medicinal uses of plants on a local-guided tour of the jungle.
ACCOM: Homestay - 2, Jungle Lodge - 3

Days 6-8 Banos

With two free days in Banos, you might want to watch sunrise from the thermal springs or experience an adrenaline rush high in the Ecuadorian Andes - whitewater rafting, anyone? Banos has long been a favourite place to travel in Ecuador and it's not hard to see why.
ACCOM: Hostel - 3

Days 9-10 Cuenca

Wander cobblestone streets and admire the red-tiled roofs, flower markets and plazas of Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 11-12 Mancora

Cross the border from Ecuador to Peru and spend a free day relaxing on Mancora beach, surfing or taking an optional boat tour through the mangrove swamps to search out local birdlife.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2, Overnight bus - 1

Days 13-14 Huanchaco

Travel through the Sechura Desert to see the 'surfing' fishermen of Huanchaco. Explore the historical city of Trujillo.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 15-16 Lima

Wander the well-preserved historical centre of Peru's capital, Lima.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 17 Pisco

Head to the Plaza de Armas for some tasty local cuisine or a Pisco sour - Peru's national drink made from a type of brandy.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 18 Nazca

Opt to visit the Ballestas Islands, a famed wildlife haven, before heading to the Nazca lines to discover ancient mummies and mysterious colossal etchings.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 19-20 Arequipa

Journey to Arequipa and see why it's nicknamed the 'White City'.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 21-22 Colca Canyon/Arequipa

Head deep into the Andes to witness the Colca Canyon, one of the world's deepest canyons.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 23-24 Arequipa/Cuzco

Get acquainted with the intriguing blend of Inca and Spanish cultures and discover some of Cuzco's lesser-known sights on a guided walking tour.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 25 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Explore the terraced Sacred Valley filled with Inca ruins, colourful markets and scenic villages.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 26-29 Inca Trail/Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Walk through dense cloud forests and past ancient ruins on an awe-inspiring Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 3, Hotel - 1

Day 30 Cuzco

Relax in a cafe back in Cuzco or hit the mountain tracks on a daring bike ride.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 31-33 Puno/Lake Titicaca

Stop in at Puno, the folklore capital of Peru. Take a boat tour of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake, and experience local life at a homestay.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1, Hotel - 2

Days 34-38 La Paz

Travel to Bolivia's eclectic capital La Paz. Browse the Witches' Market for everything from woolly hats and alpaca gloves to potions and incantations to cure any ailment. Celebrate the end of the Peru and Ecuador Adventure with a night on the tiles.
ACCOM: Hotel - 4, Overnight seated train - 1

Days 39-41 Salar de Uyuni

Take a 4x4 tour of the salt flats of Salar de Uyuni, stopping off at the amazing red Laguna Colorado.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 42-43 Potosi

Descend deep underground and crawl through tight spaces on an optional tour of one of Potosi's famed mines - an experience not for the faint-hearted.
ACCOM: Hostel - 2

Days 44-45 Sucre

Travel to Bolivia's capital Sucre. Check out the ornate interior of the Iglesia de la Merced, one of the oldest churches in South America.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 46-47 Santa Cruz

The city of Santa Cruz has white, arcaded streets and is a great end to the trip through Bolivia.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight seated train - 1

Days 48-49 Pantanal

Travel to Brazil and discover the Pantanal, the world's largest wetland area. A variety of wildlife call this place home, so keep an eye out for howler monkeys, giant otters and anteaters.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 2

Days 50-52 Bonito

During free time, perhaps check out the local natural aquarium or explore a network of caves, including one which conceals the underground Blue Lagoon.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2, Overnight bus - 1

Days 53-54 Foz do Iguazu

Take the option to view the incredible Iguazu Falls from both Brazil and Argentina. Get up close to feel the power of the 270 thundering waterfalls that span two km.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 55-56 Paraty

Stroll the cobbled streets of World Heritage listed Paraty.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 57-59 IIha Grande

Sip caipirinhas, hike a forest trail, snooze in the sun or swim in the warm waters on this island getaway.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 60-61 Rio de Janeiro

Say goodbye to Brazil as you soak up the vibe in Rio de Janeiro. Perhaps end the adventure with a cable car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain to take in the view from the feet of Christ the Redeemer.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1