South American Explorer Overview

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      USD $8,795
      CAD $8,925
      AUD $9,270
      EUR €6,450
      GBP £5,545
      NZD $10,990
      ZAR R84,380
      CHF FR7,950
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      PEN 0 Chan Chan Archaeological Site
      USD $30 City Tour, Quito (Optional)
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      USD $8,795
      CAD $8,925
      AUD $9,270
      EUR €6,450
      GBP £5,545
      NZD $10,990
      ZAR R84,380
      CHF FR7,950
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Explore South America on a tour from Quito to Rio de Janeiro.

Travel to South America and get ready for the ultimate adventure on this journey from the Andean heights of Ecuador through Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay until finally arriving in the vibrancy of Brazil. Explore the Amazon Jungle, trek the Inca Trail, take a 4x4 through the Salar de Uyuni, enjoy a hacienda homestay and visit Foz do Iguazu, the gateway to the mighty Iguazu Falls. Discover the rhythm of the samba, salsa and tango, get off the beaten track, visit diverse and amazing natural wonders and collect a lifetime of memories on this truly epic adventure. With plenty of free time and a do-it-yourself approach, this is the perfect way to discover South America.

  • Be awed by the mighty Iguazu Falls
  • Join surfers and fisherman on the beaches of Mancora
  • Party in Brazil's vibrant Rio de Janeiro
  • Travel to the heart of the Amazon
  • Unwind in Argentina's Lake District
  • Unwrap the enigma of the Nazca Lines
  • Visit Argentina and tango in Buenos Aires
  • Visit Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Quito, Ecuador
  • Finish:

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    25 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nts), Dormitory (2 nts), Hacienda (3 nts), Homestay (1 nt), Hostel (13 nts), Hotel (48 nts), Jungle Lodge (3 nts), Overnight bus (7 nts)
  • Transport:

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

    4 or 3 days trek and Machu Picchu guided tour, Buenos Aires - Leader led walking tour, Colca Canyon, Colca Canyon entrance, Lake Titicaca boat tour & homestay, Leader-led walking tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1765kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    Inca Trail permits are sold on request basis only. Once deposit is paid and passport details provided, Intrepid will endeavour to secure a permit for you. If Inca Trail permits are unavailable by the time you book, you can opt to hike the Inca Quarry Trail instead. The Inca Trail closes in February to allow cleaning and restoration works. If the trek portion of your trip starts in February you will be automatically booked to hike the Inca Quarry Trail. Should you choose not to hike at all, please let us know in writing at the time of booking so alternative arrangements can be made. Without this prior warning, local fees may apply. Important information regarding new regulations and booking procedures for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Brochure change - In 2014, the section between Iguazu and Sao Paulo will be travelled by bus, as opposed to plane as mistakenly showing in 2014 Intrepid South America brochure.

  • Trip price from

    USD $8,795
    CAD $8,925
    AUD $9,270
    EUR €6,450
    GBP £5,545
    NZD $10,990
    ZAR R84,380
    CHF FR7,950
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    Extras

    PEN 0 Chan Chan Archaeological Site
    USD $30 City Tour, Quito (Optional)
    Price information
  • Total price from

    USD $8,795
    CAD $8,925
    AUD $9,270
    EUR €6,450
    GBP £5,545
    NZD $10,990
    ZAR R84,380
    CHF FR7,950
    *
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    USD $105
    CAD $107
    AUD $111
    EUR €77
    GBP £66
    NZD $132
    ZAR R1,016
    CHF FR95
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About Argentina , Bolivia , Brazil , Chile , Ecuador , Peru , Uruguay

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Days 70-73 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 74-76 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 77-78 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 79-81 Ilha 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 82-83 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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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $8,795
      CAD $8,925
      AUD $9,270
      EUR €6,450
      GBP £5,545
      NZD $10,990
      ZAR R84,380
      CHF FR7,950
    • Extras tool tip
      PEN 0 Chan Chan Archaeological Site
      USD $30 City Tour, Quito (Optional)
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $8,795
      CAD $8,925
      AUD $9,270
      EUR €6,450
      GBP £5,545
      NZD $10,990
      ZAR R84,380
      CHF FR7,950
      *
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