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Quito to Rio

15 Weeks from GBP £3,550 plus local payment US$2,020 (What’s this?)

A true expedition by nature of its long duration and some of the remote places we visit. You must expect a degree of hardship, some long drives on rough roads, camping and cooking in extremes of climate...but in the process you will discover the real South America and meet people you would never otherwise encounter. PLUS join in the largest party in the world at Rio's Carnival or New Years Eve celebrations.

Sept Departures - Xmas in Brazil, New Year in Rio
Dec  Departures - Xmas in Bolivia, New Year in Chile, Rio for Carnival

Highlights included

Brazil -
 Pantanal - meals, camping, activities
Argentina - Salta, Cafayate and Mendoza, - wine growing region, Torres del Paine National Park – entrance, Pantanal, Iguazu Falls - entrance to Argentina side, Buenos Aires- 4 nights
Chile – Santiago, Pucon Chile's Lake District
Bolivia - 
Andes mountain range, Llama, Alpaca and Vicuna, Altiplano 
Peru - Chan Chan Ruins - entrance and guided tour, Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu - 4 days  

Included

Transport on expedition truck with crew
Camping fees & equipment: tents, tables, chairs & cooking gear
Accommodation - 50% camping in tents, 50% basic hotels & hostels
Boat trip & overnight home stay on Lake Titicaca
Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu - 4 day trek incl; meals, guide & entrance
Meals prepared by group or provided - approx 50%
Pantanal - meals, camping, activities
Torres del Paine National Park

Excluded

Flights, visas, transfers, personal insurance, drinks, meals out, tips
Optional excursions/side trips
Meals while in hotels

Side trips / Optional extras

Argentina - Beagle Channel Boat Trips - Ushuaia $30-$50 US$ 50
Argentina - Boat Trip - Iguazu Falls $25-$30 US$ 30
Argentina - Cafayate Bike Hire & Wine Tastings US$ 20
Argentina - Salta - Canopy Zip Line $50, Rafting $45, Horse Riding $60 US$ 50
Argentina - Hiking in Tierra del Fuego National Park - Ushuaia, from US$ 60
Argentina - Bariloche - Horse riding $95, Kayaking $45/100, Paragliding $90 US$ 45
Argentina - Jesuit Mission US$ 10
Argentina - Mendoza Wine Tour US$ 25
Argentina - Moreno Glacier Day Trip - El Calafate US$ 60
Argentina - Snorkel with Sea Lions (Puerto Madryn) US$ 145
Argentina - Buenos Aires - Walking & Graffiti Tour $10/30, Tango Show $70, Ferry to Uruguay $85 US$ 10
Argentina - Valdes Peninsula - 1 Day Tour - Puerto Madryn US$ 120
Argentina - Viedma Glacier - El Chalten US$ 60
Argentina - Viedma Glacier Ice Trekking or Climbing - El Chalten US$ 190
Bolivia - City Day Tours - La Paz (Included on some trips) US$ 15
Bolivia - Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking US$ 120
Brazil - Iguazu Falls; Entrance $25, Bird Sanctuary $20, Boat Trip $30, Helicopter Flight $120 US$ 20
Bolivia - Potosi Guided Mine Visit US$ 20
Bolivia - Uyuni Salt Lake one day Tour US$ 55
Brazil - 2-3 hr boat trips in Caraivas US$ 30
Brazil - Boat Cruise - Parati US$ 35
Brazil - Bonito - Abseil & PADI or Snorkel Dive $250/370, Blue Lake Cave $30 - Rio da Prata Snorkelling $85, River Tubing $30 US$ 30
Brazil - Handgliding - Rio US$ 200
Chile - Camping fee for overnight treks - Torres del Paine US$ 10
Chile - Horse Riding - Torres del Paine US$ 60
Chile - Return Ferry to Main Trekking Route - Torres del Paine US$ 30
Chile - Villarica Volcano Climb - inc. guide & equipment - Pucon US$ 110
Chile - Whitewater Rafting - Pucon, from $40-$150 US$ 150
Ecuador - Bridge Swing US$ 25
Ecuador - Entrance to Del Diablo waterfall- Banos US$ 5
Ecuador - Canyoning/Rappelling/ Abseiling - from US$ 50
Ecuador - Whitewater Rafting - Banos Grade 4/5 US$ 75
Ecuador - Massages - Banos, from US$ 20
Ecuador - Jungle Activity Package US$ 40
Ecuador - Hot Springs - Banos, from US$ 5
Peru - Ballestas Island Boat Trip US$ 15
Peru - Colca Canyon - National Park entrance fee and guided overnight tour US$ 75
Peru - Cuzco Museum Day Pass US$ 20
Peru - Dune Buggies & Sandboarding (combo) US$ 65
Peru - Guide & Staff Tips - Inca Trail US$ 50
Peru - Horse Riding, from US$ 20
Peru - Mountain Biking (several areas), from US$ 10
Peru - Nazca Lines Flight US$ 120
Peru - Porter on Inca Trail to carry up to 5kg of belongings US$ 30
Peru - Sacred Valley Tour US$ 30
Peru - Sun & Moon Temple- entrance US$ 5
Peru - Thermal Mud Pools US$ 12
Brazil - Pantanal Activity Package US$ 60

Departure Dates

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Map

Map of Quito to Rio

 

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