Real Bolivia to Brazil

25 Days | From the Pacific to the Atlantic, this South American adventure ticks all the right boxes

18 to 35s
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This trip is for the 18 to 35 year olds

Immerse yourself in the natural wonders and bustling cities of South America on this 25-day adventure from La Paz to Rio de Janeiro. Tour the charming city of Colonia del Sacramento, discover why Salta is nicknamed ‘La Linda’ (‘the beautiful’) and experience the might of Buenos Aires. Mix in stops at the magic of the Iguazu Falls, the untamed desert scenery of San Pedro de Atacama and the otherworldly Salar de Uyuni salt flats. You’ll have plenty of free time to explore at each location, so why not pull out all the stops on this South American experience?

Trip overview

Map of Real Bolivia To Brazil including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay
Start
La Paz, Bolivia
Finish
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Theme
18 to 35s
Destinations
Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Basix
Ages
Min 18 - Max 35
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
GGYRC
This trip generates 69 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
Bucket list destinations

Tick off all the popular spots and enjoy unique local experiences

Great value

Affordable trips with the freedom to choose how you spend your time

Responsible travel

You book, we donate to help support local communities


Why you'll love this trip
  • The mighty Iguazu Falls straddles the border between Argentina and Brazil, and you’ll cross the border to see its incredible cascades from both sides.
  • Spend two nights at a working estancia (farm) in Uruguay, where you can spend your time getting involved in farm work, learning about gauchos, riding horses or simply relaxing in the sun.
  • Embark on a three-day adventure by 4WD across the rocky Atacama Desert in Salar de Uyuni and the largest salt lakes in the world. Pass cactus islands, train cemeteries and mineral lakes teeming with birdlife.
  • Explore Bolivian culture in La Paz, from the city’s booming industry to the traditionally dressed residents selling ancient potions at the Witches’ Market.
  • Get under the skin of Buenos Aires – with its eclectic neighbourhoods, thriving nightlife, food and wine culture and huge theatre scene, this is the perfect way to end your adventure!

Is this trip right for you?
  • While in the Andean Desert, you’ll reach altitudes of up to 4900 m. La Paz, Potosi and Uyuni all have high altitudes, and the air is a lot thinner, so it can take time to adjust. It may be a good idea to arrive in La Paz early so that you have time to acclimatise. Some people aren’t affected at all, but if you are, drink plenty of water and take it easy. Although altitude sickness can affect anyone, it’s important that you’re healthy enough to travel, as pre-existing medical conditions can worsen at high altitudes. Please see the important ‘Health’ section of the Essential Trip information (ETI) for more information.
  • Bolivia is the least developed and most challenging country you’ll travel around during this trip. Transportation can be slow and isn’t as easy as it might be in developed countries. Additionally, making your way across the Andean Desert involves long travel days spent in 4WDs on dusty and bumpy tracks.
  • Temperatures in the area can be very cold, especially at night, so bring warm clothes. Meals are simple, toilet facilities are basic, showers can be cold, and the multi-share accommodation is dormitory style. This is all part of the adventure. Undoubtedly, this amazing experience will be one of the highlights of your trip to South America.
  • This trip involves some long travel days, including overnight buses. This is a great opportunity to get to know your group and really enjoy the journey (while you wait for the stunning destinations). The buses are well equipped with comfortable reclining seats and onboard toilets. Snacks are provided but we recommend you also bring your own food in case you get hungry.
  • While at the estancia in Uruguay, you can choose to participate in the day-to-day activities of the farm as much or as little as you like. If you do choose to get involved, prepare for some early morning starts and to get your hands dirty when working directly with animals. The accommodation is multi-share and meals are served family style. Please inform your booking agent if you have any dietary requirements.
  • This trip is part of a longer itinerary. You might be joining travellers who have already spent some time together. If you have more time to explore, you might like to check out Epic South America.

Itinerary

Map of Real Bolivia To Brazil including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay

Inclusions

Meals

20 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

4x4, Local Bus, Overnight bus, Plane, Taxi, Van, Boat

Accommodation

Dormitory (2 nights), Hotel (18 nights), Overnight bus (2 nights), Estancia (multi-share) (2 nights)

Activities
  • La Paz - Visit to the 'Witches Market'
  • La Paz - Orientation Walk
  • Uyuni - Salt flats tour
  • Salt flats - Visit to 'Fish Island/Inca Wasi'
  • Uyuni - Orientation Walk
  • Uyuni - Colchani Salt Factory Visit
  • Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve - Altiplano tour including Laguna Colorada
  • Salta - Orientation walk
  • Buenos Aires - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Estancia Stay - 2-Nights on a Working Estancia
  • Iguazu Falls - Tour of the Brazilian side of the falls
  • Iguazu Falls - Tour of the Argentinian side of the falls
  • Rio de Janeiro - Cinelandia
  • Rio de Janeiro - Selaron Stairs
  • Rio de Janeiro - Ruins Park
  • Rio de Janeiro - Orientation Walk of Santa Teresa via the Lapa Aqueduct
Add on activities
  • La Paz - Guided City Tour - USD40
  • La Paz - Tiawanaku tour (min. 2 participants) - USD50
  • La Paz - City Tour & Moon Valley (min. 2 participants) - USD40
  • La Paz - Coca Museum - USD3
  • Bolivian Altiplano – Polques Thermal Baths - USD1
  • San Pedro de Atacama - Bike Rental - CLP10000
  • San Pedro de Atacama - Astronomic Tour - USD35
  • San Pedro de Atacama - Sandboarding - USD60
  • San Pedro de Atacama - Meteorito Museum - CLP5000
  • Salta - Archaeological Museum - USD2
  • Salta - Cerro San Bernardo Chairlift - USD3
  • Buenos Aires - Tango Show and Dinner - USD120
  • Buenos Aires - Football game (subject to availability) from - USD120
  • Buenos Aires - Polo day - USD185
  • Buenos Aires - Recoleta Cemetery - USD7
  • Buenos Aires - Ateneo Bookshop - Free
  • Buenos Aires - Caminito Street - Free
  • Buenos Aires - Recoleta Cemetry - USD5
  • Colonia - Lighthouse visit - UYU35
  • Iguazu Falls - Helicopter ride - BRL610
  • Iguazu Falls - Bird Park Entrance - BRL80
  • Iguazu Falls - Guarani community visit - USD15
  • Iguazu Falls - Zodiac ride up to the falls - USD90
  • Paraty – Bike Hire (3 hours) - BRL85
  • Paraty - Camino del Oro Trek (min. 4 participants) - BRL290
  • Ilha Grande - Boat trip to the Blue Lagoon - BRL220
  • Rio de Janeiro - Maracana football game (schedule dependent) - BRL400
  • Rio de Janeiro - Sugarloaf Mountain Cable Car (entrance) - BRL160
  • Rio de Janeiro - Botanical Gardens admission fee - BRL67
  • Rio de Janeiro - Christ the Redeemer (entrance) - BRL82
  • Rio de Janeiro - Santa Teresa tramcar - BRL20

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Days 2 & 18 (Overnight bus), Days 3 & 4 (Dormitory) and Days 16 & 17 (Estancia Stay) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. While there will be one leader for every 16 travelers, there may be more than 50 travelers joining you on this experience.
3. The order and days of the activities may change depending on availability.
4. Nationals from the United States need a visa to enter Bolivia and you we highly recommend you obtain this visa in advance from your nearest Bolivian consulate or Embassy. Not obtaining the visa in advance is likely to cause long delays at the border.
5. You may require a Brazilian Visa for this trip. Processing can take around 2-5 weeks at the discretion of the embassy or consulate. Please speak with your travel agent well in advance for further advice.
6. Full passport details are required at the time of booking in order to purchase Entrance fees to certain sites. Additionally on certain trips it's needed to book bus, train or flight tickets. Delays to provide this information may result in booking fees or changes to your itinerary.
7. In addition to a Traveler’s Affidavit, and health insurance, entry into Chile currently requires submitting proof of vaccination in advance of travel or proof of a negative PCR test within 48 hours of departure. As this validation process can take a while, it is recommended that you submit your electronic validation request 30 days in advance of Travel. The link to submit and more information is available here: https://www.chile.travel/en/traveltochileplan/
8. We highly recommend you take US Dollars with you to Argentina and change it locally. While ATMs are widely available, there is a daily limit for withdrawals and the exchange rate does fluctuate.

Essential Trip Information

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Real Bolivia to Brazil
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USD $4,125