The Definitive South American Overland

Rio de Janeiro - Cartagena

130 days through Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia
FROM: $9705 USD + 5,290 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Local Bus, Canoe, Boat, Ferry, Private Bus, Train
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 27 nights
Multishare Hostel 30 nights
Camping 40 nights
Basic Hotel 20 nights
Wild Camp 7 nights
Homestay 1 night
Guesthouse 2 nights
Hammocks 2 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 101, Lunches x 60, Dinners x 58
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
JTR
Deposit:
$1015 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

For anyone who wants to experience most of the highlights and the hidden gems of South America, this journey will take you the length and breadth of the continent and through the jungles, deserts, grasslands and mountains; it really is a catch all trip.

It is both a great road journey and a trip for the active. For lovers of trekking, you will get the change to hike the Inca Trail, through the Cordillera Blanca in northern Peru, through the Andes of Ecuador and the W Walk in Torres del Paine National park in Patagonia. If you enjoy horse riding you will ride across the beautiful northern cordillera near Cordoba in Argentina with the Gauchos and through the waters and ranches of the Pantanal in Brazil.

You will visit most of the continents great historic cities, including Cartagena, Quito, Lima, Cusco, La Paz, Santiago, Buenos Aires and Rio; but it's the less well known places that will surprise you most; places like the beautiful cities of Salta, Cuenca or Popayan.

Then there are the must do's and a multitude of national parks; too many to mention but all building to create the trip of a lifetime.

Practice your dance steps in the birthplace of Tango
Explore the bars and cafes of Buenos Aires
Visit the Jesuit ruins at San Ignacio de Mini
Optional boat trips, forest hikes and helicopter rides over Iguazu Falls
3 nights to enjoy the crystal clear waters and caves around Bonito
2 night ranch visit and wildlife safari into the Pantanal
Boat trip to explore emerald coast islands around Paraty
Explore the beautiful UNESCO town of Paraty
Discover the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro

This is a great road journey and there will be long days driving but these are split with plenty of activity, trekking, riding, rafting and exploring historic or cosmopolitan cities. The accommodation will be mixed from wild camps, campsite, hostels and small hotels. Lifestyle will range from the relaxed to challenging.

Boat trip out to islands and beaches

Spend 2 nights in the Pantanal, the world's largest tropical wetland area, exploring the flora and fauna with local guides

Discover the unbelievable Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian side

Spend the day exploring the amazing Iguazu Falls from the Argentinian side
Visit the penguin colony at Camarones
Day 1 - Rio de Janeiro (24th November 2020)

Border information: if you are joining in Rio de Janeiro, you will most likely enter Brazil at Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport (IATA code: RIO/GIG).

Welcome to the iconic Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro! There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Rio de Janeiro before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Rio de Janeiro.

In Rio de Janeiro we will stay in a great hotel in the Flamengo district, close to the beach and the metro station.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Visit the world famous statue Christ the Redeemer

Train and entrance: 83 BRL

Take a hike into the Tijuca Rainforest, one of the largest Urban Rainforests in the world.

Hike: 65 USD

Take a cable car up Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain)

Cable car (return ticket): 85 BRL

Take a brilliant free walking tour with an expert local guide around Lapa and Central Rio de Janeiro (or Copacabana and Ipanema on certain days)

Walking Tour: Free

Explore Brazilian flavours in a half day cooking class

Half day class: 75 USD

Day 2 - Paraty (25th November 2020)
Day 3 - Paraty (26th November 2020)
Day 4 - Paraty (27th November 2020)
Day 5 - Brotas (28th November 2020)
Day 6 - Brotas (29th November 2020)
Day 7 - Campo Grande (30th November 2020)
Day 8 - Pantanal (1st December 2020)
Day 9 - Pantanal (2nd December 2020)
Day 10 - Bonito (3rd December 2020)
Day 11 - Bonito (4th December 2020)
Day 12 - Bonito (5th December 2020)
Day 13 - Foz do Iguacu (6th December 2020)
Day 14 - Foz do Iguacu (7th December 2020)
Day 15 - Foz do Iguacu (8th December 2020)
Day 16 - Yapeyu (9th December 2020)
Day 17 - Buenos Aires (10th December 2020)
Day 18 - Buenos Aires (11th December 2020)
Day 19 - Buenos Aires (12th December 2020)
Day 20 - Buenos Aires (13th December 2020)
Day 21 - Bahia Blanca (14th December 2020)
Day 22 - Puerto Madryn (15th December 2020)
Day 23 - Puerto Madryn (16th December 2020)
Day 24 - Camarones (17th December 2020)
Day 25 - Jaramillo Petrified Forest (18th December 2020)
Day 26 - El Calafate (19th December 2020)
Day 27 - El Calafate (20th December 2020)
Day 28 - Torres Del Paine NP (21st December 2020)
Day 29 - Torres Del Paine NP (22nd December 2020)
Day 30 - Torres Del Paine NP (23rd December 2020)
Day 31 - Torres Del Paine NP (24th December 2020)
Day 32 - Torres Del Paine NP (25th December 2020)
Day 33 - Tierra Del Fuego (26th December 2020)
Day 34 - Ushuaia (27th December 2020)
Day 35 - Ushuaia (28th December 2020)
Day 36 - Tierra Del Fuego (29th December 2020)
Day 37 - Argentinian Patagonia (30th December 2020)
Day 38 - El Chalten (31st December 2020)
Day 39 - El Chalten (1st January 2021)
Day 40 - Rio Pinturas (2nd January 2021)
Day 41 - Cerro Castillo NR (3rd January 2021)
Day 42 - Cerro Castillo NR (4th January 2021)
Day 43 - Puyuhuapi (5th January 2021)
Day 44 - Futaleufu (6th January 2021)
Day 45 - Futaleufu (7th January 2021)
Day 46 - Bariloche (8th January 2021)
Day 47 - Bariloche (9th January 2021)
Day 48 - Pucon (10th January 2021)
Day 49 - Pucon (11th January 2021)
Day 50 - Buchupureo (12th January 2021)
Day 51 - Santiago (13th January 2021)
Day 52 - Santiago (14th January 2021)
Day 53 - Santiago (15th January 2021)
Day 54 - Mendoza (16th January 2021)
Day 55 - Mendoza (17th January 2021)
Day 56 - Cordoba (18th January 2021)
Day 57 - Estancia (19th January 2021)
Day 58 - Estancia (20th January 2021)
Day 59 - Estancia (21st January 2021)
Day 60 - Tafi Del Valle (22nd January 2021)
Day 61 - Cafayate (23rd January 2021)
Day 62 - Cafayate (24th January 2021)
Day 63 - Salta (25th January 2021)
Day 64 - Salta (26th January 2021)
Day 65 - San Pedro de Atacama (27th January 2021)
Day 66 - San Pedro de Atacama (28th January 2021)
Day 67 - Altiplano (29th January 2021)
Day 68 - Uyuni (30th January 2021)
Day 69 - Uyuni (31st January 2021)
Day 70 - La Paz (1st February 2021)
Day 71 - La Paz (2nd February 2021)
Day 72 - La Paz (3rd February 2021)
Day 73 - Copacabana (4th February 2021)
Day 74 - Isla del Sol (5th February 2021)
Day 75 - Puno (6th February 2021)
Day 76 - Cuzco (7th February 2021)
Day 77 - Cuzco (8th February 2021)
Day 78 - Inca Trail (9th February 2021)
Day 79 - Inca Trail (10th February 2021)
Day 80 - Inca Trail (11th February 2021)
Day 81 - Inca Trail (12th February 2021)
Day 82 - Cuzco (13th February 2021)
Day 83 - Cuzco (14th February 2021)
Day 84 - Raqchi (15th February 2021)
Day 85 - Chivay (16th February 2021)
Day 86 - Arequipa (17th February 2021)
Day 87 - Arequipa (18th February 2021)
Day 88 - Arequipa (19th February 2021)
Day 89 - Puerto Inca (20th February 2021)
Day 90 - Nazca (21st February 2021)
Day 91 - Huacachina (22nd February 2021)
Day 92 - Lima (23rd February 2021)
Day 93 - Lima (24th February 2021)
Day 94 - Huaraz (25th February 2021)
Day 95 - Huaraz (26th February 2021)
Day 96 - Huaraz (27th February 2021)
Day 97 - Huanchaco (28th February 2021)
Day 98 - Huanchaco (1st March 2021)
Day 99 - Punta Sal (2nd March 2021)
Day 100 - Punta Sal (3rd March 2021)
Day 101 - Cuenca (4th March 2021)
Day 102 - Cuenca (5th March 2021)
Day 103 - Chugchilán (6th March 2021)
Day 104 - Chugchilán (7th March 2021)
Day 105 - Rio Verde (8th March 2021)
Day 106 - Rio Verde (9th March 2021)
Day 107 - Rio Verde (10th March 2021)
Day 108 - Ecuadorian Amazon (11th March 2021)
Day 109 - Ecuadorian Amazon (12th March 2021)
Day 110 - Ecuadorian Amazon (13th March 2021)
Day 111 - Quito (14th March 2021)
Day 112 - Quito (15th March 2021)
Day 113 - Otavalo (16th March 2021)
Day 114 - Ipiales (17th March 2021)
Day 115 - Popayan (18th March 2021)
Day 116 - Popayan (19th March 2021)
Day 117 - Salento (20th March 2021)
Day 118 - Salento (21st March 2021)
Day 119 - Salento (22nd March 2021)
Day 120 - Manizales (23rd March 2021)
Day 121 - Medellin (24th March 2021)
Day 122 - Medellin (25th March 2021)
Day 123 - Medellin (26th March 2021)
Day 124 - Lorica (27th March 2021)
Day 125 - Northern Colombia (28th March 2021)
Day 126 - Tayrona NP (29th March 2021)
Day 127 - Tayrona NP (30th March 2021)
Day 128 - Cartagena (31st March 2021)
Day 129 - Cartagena (1st April 2021)
Day 130 - Cartagena (2nd April 2021)

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