65 days tour

The Great South American Journey: Quito To Rio Adventure

This tour includes:

Guide

CEO (Chief Experience Officer), specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike, local guides.

Meals

43 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners

Others

Your G for Good Moment: Shandia Biking & Community Experience, Shandia Your G for Good Moment: Shandia Community Lodge, Shandia Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo Your G for Good Moment: Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products Your G for Good Moment: Jukil Community Experience & Lodge, Santiago de Agencha Your G for Good Moment: Favela Experience, Rio de Janeiro Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Meeting - Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Local Living Moment: Amazon Jungle Experience, Tena Your Discover Moment: Baños Your Discover Moment: Lima Your Foodie Moment: Huacachina Winery Visit, Huacachina Your Discover Moment: Cusco Your Foodie Moment: Sacred Valley Brewery, Ollantaytambo Your Big Night Out Moment: Cusco Your Local Living Moment: Lake Titicaca Homestay, Lake Titicaca Your Discover Moment: Sucre Your Discover Moment: Salta Your Discover Moment: Buenos Aires Your Discover Moment: Paraty Your Discover Moment: Ilha Grande Your Discover Moment: Rio de Janeiro. Amazon Jungle excursion to a local community. Beach time in Mancora. Sunset sandboarding & dune buggies (Huacachina). Pachamanca-style dinner (Nazca). Colca Canyon excursion. Guided tour of Machu Picchu. Inca Trail hike with a local guide and cook (4 days). Lake Titicaca excursion. Salar de Uyuni excursion. Entrance and visit to the Argentine side of the Iguassu Falls. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Transport

Local bus, boat, truck, motorized canoe, train, hiking, plane, 4x4 truck.

Accommodation

Simple hotels (38 nts, twin-share), hostels (9 nts, multi-share), jungle homestay (2 nts), G Adventures-supported community lodge (1 nt), overnight buses (6 nts), camping (3 nts), homestay (1 nt), G Adventures-supported lodge/basic hotels on Salar de Uyuni excursion (2 nts, multi-share), estancia/ranch (2 nts, multi-share).

Hygieneprotocol

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Not included:

Flights

International flights are not included

Optional

Cotopaxi - Cotopaxi Volcano - Full Day Trip (70-100USD per person) Quito - Teleférico (8USD per person) - Quito City Tour and Equator (50-60USD per person) Mindo - Mindo Cloud Forest - Full Day Trip (70-100USD per person) Otavalo - Otavalo Market - Full Day Trip (70-100USD per person) Tena - AmaZOOnico Animal Rescue Centre Visit (25USD per person) - Whitewater Rafting (65USD per person) - Guided Waterfall Walk Baños - Horseback Riding (25USD per person) - Mountain Biking (10USD per person) - Hot Springs (20USD per person) - Hiking (Free) - Whitewater Rafting (70USD per person) - Baños Ziplining Adventure Bundle (25USD per person) - Baños Canyoning Adventure (30USD per person) Cajas National Park - Cajas National Park Visit (50USD per person) Cuenca - Day Trip to Ingapirca Ruins (50USD per person) - Gualaceo and Chordeleg Day Trip (55USD per person) - Cuenca Mud Baths & Hot Springs (30USD per person) Máncora - Surfing - Horseback Riding Trujillo - Trujillo Visit - Chan Chan Ruins Visit Lima - Lima City Tour (130-186PEN per person) - Magic Circuit of Water and Dinner Show (68USD per person) - Barranco Bohemian Neighbourhood Tour (45USD per person) - Lima Cooking Class (79USD per person) - Lima Biking Culinary Tour - Bike & Bite (75USD per person) Pachacamac - Pachacamac and Paso Horse Show (69-98USD per person) Ica - Sandboarding in Ica (65PEN per person) Paracas National Reserve - Ballestas Islands Wildlife Tour (20USD per person) Nazca - Nazca Desert Cemetery and Potter's Studio Guided Tour (80PEN per person) - Flight over Nazca Lines (122USD per person) Arequipa - Juanita Museum (60PEN per person) - Arequipa City Tour & Santa Catalina Monastery (40USD per person) - Santa Catalina Monastery Visit (60PEN per person) - Arequipa City and Area Panoramic Bus Tour (20USD per person) Chivay - Hot Springs (15PEN per person) Urubamba - Whitewater Rafting Urubamba (165PEN per person) Cusco - La Merced Visit - Cusco City Tour (45PEN per person) - Inka Museum (10PEN per person) - Cusco Tourist Ticket (130PEN per person) - Cusco Cooking Class (46USD per person) - Rainbow Mountain Hike - Full-day Trip (50USD per person) Ollantaytambo - Sacred Valley Tour (220PEN per person) - Ollantaytambo Ruins Guided Tour - Sacred Valley Brewery Puno - Sillustani Burial Towers Entrance (45PEN per person) Lake Titicaca - Lake Titicaca Kayaking (59USD per person) La Paz - Witches' Market Visit - Valley of the Moon Tour (150BOB per person) - La Paz City Tour (90BOB per person) - Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos - Death Road Biking Adventure (115USD per person) Sucre - Hiking - Mountain Biking - Sunday Tarabuco Market (40BOB per person) - Sucre Dinosaur Tracks Excursion Potosí - Silver Mine Tour (150BOB per person) San Pedro de Atacama - Valley of the Moon Visit (15000CLP per person) - Mountain Biking (1500-5000CLP per person) - Sandboarding (17000CLP per person) - Observatory Tour (20000CLP per person) - San Pedro de Atacama Hot Springs (10000CLP per person) Salta - Peña Folklore Show (400ARS per person) - Quebrada de las Conchas - Cafayate Full Day Tour (650ARS per person) - Museum of High Altitude Archeology (150ARS per person) - Horseback Riding and BBQ (1500ARS per person) Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires Guided City Tour - Tango Dinner Show (80USD per person) - Teatro Colón Tour (250ARS per person) - Buenos Aires Bike Tour (33USD per person) - La Boca Neighbourhood Visit (20-100ARS per person) - Buenos Aires Tango Experience (80USD per person) Colonia La Concordia - Golf Cart Rental (18USD per person) Montevideo - Cycle the Coast (550UYU per person) - Estadio Centenario Visit (150UYU per person) - Port Market - Museo del Carnaval (100UYU per person) - Viven Museum (Museo Andes 1972) - Candombe Punta del Este - Day Trip to Punta del Este (1400UYU per person) Foz do Iguaçu - Iguassu Falls Bird Park Visit (60BRL per person) - Itaipú Dam Visit (100BRL per person) - Iguassu Falls (Brazil Side) Guided Tour Puerto Iguazú - Iguassu Falls Boat Tour (70USD per person) Paraty - Swimming (Free) - Paraty Bay Boat Tour - 4x4 Tour (100BRL per person) - Horseback Riding Paraty (120-150BRL per person) - Paraty Boat Tour (100BRL per person) - Diving Paraty - Snorkelling - Cachaça Distillery Visit (90BRL per person) Trindade - Trindade Day Trip (5BRL per person) Ilha Grande - Lopez Mendez Hike - Swimming (Free) - Hike to Pico do Papagaio (130BRL per person) - Ilha Grande Boat Excursion (120BRL per person) - Snorkelling Ilha Grande - Ilha Grande Diving Rio de Janeiro - Rio Football Game (150-200BRL per person) - Rio de Janeiro City Tour (240BRL per person) - Rio Hang Gliding (750BRL per person)

Insurance

Insurance is not included. Travel insurance is required for this tour. Please make sure you are adequately covered. If you require travel insurance, TourRadar has partnered up with World Nomads to provide a hassle-free experience. More information can be found here ( https://www.tourradar.com/travel-insurance ).

Others

Cotopaxi - Cotopaxi Volcano - Full Day Trip (50-100USD per person) Quito - Quito City Tour and Equator (50-60USD per person) - Teleférico (9USD per person) Tena - Guided Waterfall Walk - AmaZOOnico Animal Rescue Centre Visit (25USD per person) Baños - Horseback Riding (25USD per person) - Mountain Biking (10USD per person) - Hot Springs (20USD per person) - Hiking (Free) - Baños Canyoning Adventure (30USD per person) - Baños Ziplining Adventure Bundle (25USD per person) Cajas National Park - Cajas National Park Visit (65USD per person) Cuenca - Day Trip to Ingapirca Ruins (65USD per person) - Cuenca Mud Baths & Hot Springs (40USD per person) - Gualaceo and Chordeleg Day Trip (65USD per person) Máncora - Surfing - Horseback Riding Trujillo - Chan Chan Ruins Visit Lima - Bike Miraflores and Barranco (35USD per person) - Lima Cooking Class (4hrs) - Full Day Lima Experience (150USD per person) - Huacas and Larco Museum by Night (90USD per person) - MALI & Peruvian Paso Horse with dinner (90USD per person) - Lima City Tour (40USD per person) Nazca - Nazca Desert Cemetery and Potter's Studio Guided Tour (80PEN per person) - Flight over Nazca Lines Arequipa - Juanita Museum (60PEN per person) - Arequipa City Tour - Santa Catalina Monastery Visit (60PEN per person) - Arequipa City and Area Panoramic Bus Tour (20USD per person) Chivay - Hot Springs (15PEN per person) Cusco - La Merced Visit - Cusco City Tour (45PEN per person) - Inka Museum (10PEN per person) - Cusco Tourist Ticket (130PEN per person) - Cusco Cooking Class - Rainbow Mountain Hike - Full-day Trip Puno - Sillustani Burial Towers Entrance (59PEN per person) Lake Titicaca - Lake Titicaca Kayaking La Paz - Valley of the Moon Tour (15USD per person) - Witches' Market Visit - La Paz City Tour (25-45USD per person) - Death Road Biking Adventure - Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos Sucre - Hiking - Mountain Biking - Sucre Dinosaur Tracks Excursion - Sunday Tarabuco Market (130BOB per person) Potosí - Silver Mine Tour (150BOB per person) San Pedro de Atacama - Valley of the Moon Visit (30000CLP per person) - Sandboarding (45000CLP per person) - Observatory Tour (25000CLP per person) - San Pedro de Atacama Hot Springs (45000CLP per person) Salta - Peña Folklore Show (600ARS per person) - Quebrada de las Conchas - Cafayate Full Day Tour (35USD per person) - Museum of High Altitude Archeology (800ARS per person) - Horseback Riding and BBQ (15000ARS per person) Buenos Aires - Teatro Colón Tour (25USD per person) - Buenos Aires Guided City Tour - Tango Dinner Show - La Boca Neighbourhood Visit (10USD per person) - Buenos Aires Bike Tour - Buenos Aires Tango Show Colonia La Concordia - Golf Cart Rental (50USD per person) Montevideo - Cycle the Coast (1000UYU per person) - Estadio Centenario Visit (400UYU per person) - Museo del Carnaval (150UYU per person) - Port Market - Viven Museum (Museo Andes 1972) - Candombe Punta del Este - Day Trip to Punta del Este (55USD per person) Iguaçu Falls - Itaipú Dam Visit (106BRL per person) - Iguassu Falls Bird Park Visit (120BRL per person) - Iguassu Falls (Brazil Side) Guided Tour Paraty - Paraty Bay Boat Tour - 4x4 Tour (120BRL per person) - Swimming (Free) - Diving Paraty - Snorkelling - Horseback Riding Paraty (290BRL per person) - Cachaça Distillery Visit (160BRL per person) - Paraty Boat Tour (90BRL per person) Trindade - Trindade Day Trip (10BRL per person) Ilha Grande - Lopes Mendes Hike - Swimming (Free) - Hike to Pico do Papagaio (150BRL per person) - Snorkelling Ilha Grande - Ilha Grande Diving - Ilha Grande Boat Excursion (130BRL per person) Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro City Tour (340BRL per person) - Rio Football Game (300BRL per person) - Rio Hang Gliding (780BRL per person)

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Itinerary of your trip The Great South American Journey: Quito To Rio Adventure

  • Day 1 Day 1: Quito
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 1: Quito

      Arrive at any time. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers over a few drinks at a downtown bar. Say cheers with a local craft beer and get excited for the adventure of a lifetime.Spend the first day of your trip wandering Ecuador’s capital city. Meet the group in the evening at the hotel. Accommodation: - Casa CarpeDM (or similar). Included Activities: - Welcome Meeting - Meet Your CEO and Group - Connect With New Friends Optional Extras to chose from: - Quito City Tour and Equator

  • Day 2 Day 2: Quito/Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 2: Quito/Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)

      Travel overland to the jungle city of Tena, located on the edge of the Amazon. Hop into the back of a pickup truck and head to the local community of Pimpilala where you will stay in rustic wooden huts. Enjoy the hospitality of a Quichua family and experience life in the jungle first-hand. Meals Included: - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Transport: - Local Bus 06:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Amazon Jungle Experience Optional Extras to chose from: - Quito City Tour and Equator

  • Day 3 Day 3: Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 3: Tena (1B, 1L, 1D)

      Venture out on nature walks and become immersed in the jungle around you. Learn about uses of traditional plants, and the cultural beliefs and local traditions in the Amazon jungle. You can also choose to take a tour of an animal rescue and rehabilitation centre. Accommodation: - Cabanas Pimpilala (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Included Activities: - Amazon Jungle Experience

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Tour leaving from Quito

Capital of Ecuador, declared World Heritage by the Unesco. One of its main features is the baroque architecture of the site. It has beautiful natural landscapes where the snowy volcanoes abound, one of the most famous is Cuicocha.

Experience Style

Experience Style

Mixed

There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.

Accomodation level

Accomodation level

Medium

This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.

Experience Type

Experience Type

Small Group

You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating

Challenging

Long and challenging experience. You’ll be required to have good physical fitness to go on it. In some of these activities you'll need previous experience on similar activities.

Age range

Age range

Min: 18 / Max: 39

This experience is only available for adults within this age range.

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