Multi-Day Tour

Rio to Lima Adventure (51 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil To Lima, Peru

Valid for Departures: 25 Jun 2018 - 18 Nov 2019

Rio to Lima Adventure (51 days)

Day 7

Paraty

Day 8

Paraty/Iguassu Falls

Day 11

Estancia Stay

Day 12

Estancia Stay

Day 13

Estancia Stay/Montevideo

Day 24

Salar de Uyuni

Day 25

Salar de Uyuni/Uyuni

Day 26

Salar de Uyuni/Potosí

Day 27

Potosí

Day 28

Potosí/Sucre

Day 33

La Paz/Puno

Day 35

Lago Titicaca/Puno

Day 39

Inca Trail

Day 40

Inca Trail

Day 41

0 Inca Trail

Day 44

Cusco/Arequipa

Day 51

0 Paracas/Lima

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
None None
Day 1 Rio de Janeiro: Enjoy your free time by taking an optional city tour or exploring the wonders that this city has to offer from the centrally located hostel in Copacabana. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
None Breakfast
Day 2 Rio de Janeiro: Rio has so much to offer, take advantage of the day and opt to take a city tour. Visit the Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain and enjoy the incredible views of the city. Sip on a Caipirinha drink and relax on Copacabana beach.
Day 3
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
None Breakfast
Day 3 Rio de Janeiro/Ilha Grande: Head south along the Atlantic coast to the port of Angra dos Reis, and onward by ferry to Ilha Grande, with 100 beaches for you to choose from! Known for its beauty, the island offers other activities for visitors: surfing, hikes, diving, biking and snorkeling. Transport: Local bus Ferry
Day 4
Ilha Grande, Brazil
None None
Days 4-5 Ilha Grande: Free time to hike and explore the island's beaches or take an optional boat tour.
Day 5
Ilha Grande, Brazil
None None
Days 4-5 Ilha Grande: Free time to hike and explore the island's beaches or take an optional boat tour.
Day 6
Ilha Grande, Brazil
None None
Day 5 Ilha Grande/Paraty: Explore colonial Paraty, and opt to chill on the beach or visit a cachaça distillery. Transport: Ferry Local bus
Day 7
Paraty
None Breakfast
Day 6 Paraty: Free day in Paraty to explore, chill on the beach or take an optional boat tour to nearby islands.
Day 8
Paraty/Iguassu Falls
None None
Day 7 Paraty/Iguassu Falls: Skip the 19-hour journey by land and fly to Foz do Iguacu. Transport: Shared van Plane
Day 9
Iguassu Falls, Brazil
None Breakfast
Day 8 Iguassu Falls: If you have booked the Iguassu Falls Boat Ride Extra, today's the day! Your CEO will give you the details about timing and what to bring. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Brazil - Argentina) Iguassu Falls Visit
Day 10
Iguassu Falls, Brazil
None Breakfast
Day 9 Iguassu Falls/Gualeguaychú: Enjoy free time today, opt to visit the Brazilian side of the falls and get an incredible panoramic view. Or, opt to take a helicopter ride over the falls, or visit a bird park. Later, hop on an overnight bus to Uruguay. Transport: None
Day 11
Estancia Stay
None Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 Estancia Stay: We cross into Uruguay for our first stop - a local ranch, known in the region as an estancia. We spend a day at the estancia getting into rural life. Learn about the historical roots of the region, participate in some of the farming activities, go for a walk, or sit back and sip on the wines of the region as you take in the local Uruguayan life. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Uruguay - Argentina) Estancia Stay Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 12
Estancia Stay
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11 Estancia Stay: Free time to explore the area or help out on the estancia. Included Activities: Estancia Stay
Day 13
Estancia Stay/Montevideo
None Breakfast
Day 12 Estancia Stay/Montevideo: Explore Uruguay's capital, Montevideo—the country's largest city. Transport: Local bus
Day 14
Montevideo, Uruguay
None Breakfast
Day 13 Montevideo: Free day in Montevideo, opt to explore the city, hop on a bike to explore the coast, or take a day-trip to glamorous Punta del Este.
Day 15
Montevideo, Uruguay
None Breakfast
Day 14 Montevideo/Colonia: Travel to the charming colonial city of Colonia Del Sacramento. Experience the relaxed, pleasant Uruguayan culture and stroll down its cobble-stoned streets on an orientation walk. Additional Notes: Accommodation in Colonia may be multi-share during high season. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local bus
Day 16
Colonia, Uruguay
None Breakfast
Day 15 Colonia/Buenos Aires: Cross the Rio de la Plata by ferry to reach Buenos Aires. There is much to do in this vibrant metropolis, with plenty of museums, theatres, and historical areas. Buenos Aires is full of life. Be sure to check out the districts of La Boca, Recoleta and San Telmo—or catch a tango show at one of the many famous tanguerías or tango houses. Wander the pedestrian walkways and see some dancing in the streets. When you are done exploring, settle your weary feet and enjoy a drink in one of the many sidewalk cafés and restaurants. Buenos Aires is also your chance to try the succulent bifé and parrilladas, so dig in and enjoy! Included Activities: Border Crossing (Uruguay - Argentina) Transport: Ferry
Day 17
Buenos Aires, Argentina
None None
Day 16 Buenos Aires: Get out and explore. Consider visiting the districts of La Boca, Recoleta, and San Telmo or catch a tango show at one of the many famous tanguerías. Wander the pedestrian walkways and see some dancing in the streets.
Day 18
Buenos Aires, Argentina
None None
Day 17 Buenos Aires: Get out and explore. Consider visiting the districts of La Boca, Recoleta, and San Telmo or catch a tango show at one of the many famous tanguerías. Wander the pedestrian walkways and see some dancing in the streets. Additional Notes: Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.
Day 19
Buenos Aires, Argentina
None None
Day 18 Buenos Aires/Salta: Salta, situated in the Lerma Valley of northern Argentina, is home to empanadas salteñas - a delicious local specialty. No visit to the town will be complete without giving them a try. In the evening, opt to experience a local celebration at one of the "Peña" folklore shows. Transport: Plane
Day 20
Salta, Argentina
None Breakfast
Day 19 Salta: Enjoy free time to explore the area. The scenic Quebrada de las Conchas and Cafayate, famed for its wine and vineyards, are recommended stops. The multi-coloured valleys in the foothills region of the Andes are sure to be a highlight.
Day 21
Salta, Argentina
None Breakfast
Day 20 Salta/San Pedro de Atacama: In the morning, take a bus further north to the dry desert regions of Argentina and Chile. Stop in the little town of San Pedro de Atacama, on the edge of the Atacama Desert, the driest place on earth. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Argentina - Chile) Transport: Local bus
Day 22
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
None None
Day 21 San Pedro de Atacama: Opt to try out sandboarding, go mountain biking, or visit the Valley of the Moon.
Day 23
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
None Lunch, Dinner
Day 22 San Pedro de Atacama/Salar de Uyuni: Groups like to get creative with photography, as the endless white of the salt flats creates some great depth illusions that are fun to play with in photos. Additional Notes: Note: During the rainy season the locations visited may change due to some routes being covered by water. We offer unique accommodation on the Uyuni Salt Flats. Instead of very basic refuges and homestays most operators use, we have upgraded to simple hotels that are equipped with solar panels to provide electricity and hot water. Rooms are multi-share and each has a private bathroom. Meals are made from local ingredients, most of which are grown on-site. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Chile - Bolivia) Salt Flats Excursion Transport: Local bus 4x4
Day 24
Salar de Uyuni
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 23 Salar de Uyuni: Settle in to your G Adventures-supported salt-brick bungalow, complete with salt floors and furniture, after a guided walking tour up to the sacred Jukil mountaintop for sweeping valley views and a dinner of local ingredients prepared by ladies from the community. Included Activities: Salt Flats Excursion Jukil Community Experience & Lodge
Day 25
Salar de Uyuni/Uyuni
None Breakfast
Day 24 Salar de Uyuni/Uyuni: Rise early to cover more ground of the unique landscape of the Uyuni Salt Flats. Continue to see incredible scenery, including volcanoes, salt lakes and geysers. Included Activities: Salt Flats Excursion
Day 26
Salar de Uyuni/Potosí
None Breakfast
Day 25 Salar de Uyuni/Potosí: Travel north to visit one of the highest cities in the world. On arrival spot the looming mountain of Cerro Rico, a working silver mine. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 27
Potosí
None Breakfast
Day 26 Potosí: Get out and explore Potosí and wander through the streets of the city.
Day 28
Potosí/Sucre
None Breakfast
Day 27 Potosí/Sucre: Travel north to Sucre. Tackle the city as there is a lot to offer during our two days here. Optional activities include a visit to an old tin baron’s mansion and a textile cooperative, mountain biking, and hiking. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 29
Sucre, Bolivia
None Breakfast
Day 28 Sucre: Free time to explore the city, the former capital of Bolivia. For more active options opt to go hiking in the surrounding area or mountain biking.
Day 30
Sucre, Bolivia
None Breakfast
Day 29 Sucre/La Paz: Enjoy a free day in Sucre before an overnight bus to La Paz. Transport: Overnight bus
Day 31
La Paz, Bolivia
None None
Day 30 La Paz: Wake up from the overnight bus ride, get settled, and have the day to check out the city of La Paz. Optional activities in La Paz include museum visits, a tour of the Valley of the Moon, or a visit to the world’s highest ski resort, Chacaltaya (5600m/18,368 ft).
Day 32
La Paz, Bolivia
None Breakfast
Day 31 La Paz: Free day in La Paz. Opt to visit Iglesia de San Francisco, the Valley of the Moon, the Witches' Market, or the nearby Tiahuanaco Ruins.
Day 33
La Paz/Puno
None Breakfast
Day 32 La Paz/Puno: The drive around Lake Titicaca and through the Altiplano from La Paz to Peru is impressive. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Bolivia - Peru) Transport: Local bus Local bus
Day 34
Puno, Peru
None Breakfast, Dinner
Day 33 Puno/Lago Titicaca: In the morning, board a boat on Lake Titicaca. Head to Taquile Island for lunch in a local restaurant and the chance for some shopping in the local weaving cooperatives. After, cruise to another village for an overnight homestay on the shores of the lake (the homestay location can vary based on community availability). This experience provides an opportunity to learn more about rural life in the Peruvian highlands and to participate in local traditions. Eat with the family, learn some Quecha and Spanish language skills, try on traditional costumes, and help out with daily chores around the village. Additional Notes: Split into smaller groups for the night and split into family homes to experience their style of living firsthand. Included Activities: Lake Titicaca Guided Boat Tour Day 1 Lake Titicaca Homestay Transport: Boat
Day 35
Lago Titicaca/Puno
None Breakfast
Day 34 Lago Titicaca/Puno: Leave the homestay families late morning, and visit the Uros Islands on the way back to Puno. A popular optional activity in Puno is a visit to the spectacular chullpas (funerary towers) of Sillustani, a pre-Inca archaeological site only a short drive away. Included Activities: Lake Titicaca Guided Boat Tour Day 2
Day 36
Puno, Peru
None Breakfast
Day 35 Puno/Cusco: Travel through the high Altiplano region to Cusco. Transport: Local bus
Day 37
Cuzco, Peru
None Breakfast
Day 36 Cusco: Free time to explore Cusco. Opt for a city tour, or go whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking.
Day 38
Ollantaytambo, Peru
None Breakfast
Day 37 Cusco/Ollantaytambo: Ollantaytambo is a major Inca ruin site and your first taste of what lies ahead. For those craving more before they head out on the Trail, opt to take a Sacred Valley tour which includes not only Ollantaytambo and the ruin site of Pisac, but also a visit to a G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 39
Inca Trail
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 38 Inca Trail: Trek through beautiful scenery, with a variety of flora that changes with the seasons, passing several smaller ruin sites like Llactapata. Additional Notes: A crew of local porters, cooks, and guides will take care of all the details for the duration of the hike. Porters carry the majority of the gear so you’ll only need to carry a small daypack with water, rain gear, snacks, a camera, etc. Included Activities: Inca Trail Hike Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 40
Inca Trail
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 39 Inca Trail: Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass. This is the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769 ft). Most hikers reach camp by early afternoon, with ample time to rest and relax. Included Activities: Inca Trail Hike
Day 41
0 Inca Trail
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 40 Inca Trail: Cross two more passes and ruins along the way. The first pass is Runquraqay at 3,950m (13,113 ft) where, on a clear day, hikers can catch a glimpse of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. Hike through cloud forest on the gentle climb to the second pass of the day, walking through original Incan constructions. The highest point of the pass is 3,700m (12,136 ft). On a clear day, enjoy the spectacular views of the Urubamba Valley. At 3,650m (11,972 ft), reach the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, the "town above the clouds." Camp here or go another 1.5 hrs to the Wiñay Wayna ruins ("forever young") located at 2,650m (8,694 ft). Included Activities: Inca Trail Hike
Day 42
Machu Picchu, Peru
None Breakfast
Day 41 Machu Picchu/Cusco: The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Wake up around 03:30 and walk to the checkpoint. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu on a clear day. Hike down to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site and free time to explore. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge, if time allows. Catch the bus to Aguas Calientes to meet any non-hiking members of your group. Eat and relax before your train back to Cusco in the afternoon. Included Activities: Inca Trail Hike Machu Picchu Guided Tour Big Night Out Transport: Train Private Vehicle
Day 43
Cuzco, Peru
None Breakfast
Day 42 Cusco: Free day to explore Cusco or relax after the trek. If you are ready for more adventure, opt to go whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking.
Day 44
Cusco/Arequipa
None Breakfast
Day 43 Cusco/Arequipa: Enjoy a final free day in Cusco before an overnight bus to Arequipa. Transport: Overnight bus
Day 45
Arequipa, Peru
None None
Day 44 Arequipa: Those with an interest in history and architecture may take an optional visit to the Convent of Santa Catalina, offering a brief respite from the outside world and a unique view into a bygone way of life. Other optional excursions include rafting and mountaineering. For spicy food lovers, checking out one of the “Picanterías” is a must. Arequipa has a variety of regional food: alpaca, shrimp, pork, lots of soups, and spicy sauces.
Day 46
Arequipa, Peru
None Breakfast
Day 45 Arequipa/Colca Canyon: Enjoy an overnight excursion to the impressive Colca Canyon - one of the deepest canyons in the world. Stop in fascinating villages and at “miradors” (scenic lookouts), where, with a little luck, spot Andean condors soaring over the majestic Andes. Other unusual animals that may be spotted in the Andean landscape include three different species of camelids: alpaca, llama, and vicuña. Included Activities: Colca Canyon Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 47
Colca Canyon, Peru
None Breakfast
Day 46 Colca Canyon/Arequipa: Get an early start to be on the look out for the condors flying. Travel from Chivay town to a condor viewpoint to admire these magnificent birds in the air. On the way back, stop by some local villages and viewpoints to see old terraces and sections of Colca Canyon, the deepest canyon in the world. Included Activities: Colca Canyon Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 48
Arequipa, Peru
None Breakfast
Day 47 Arequipa/Nazca: Explore Arequipa and opt to take a city tour. Take an overnight bus to Nazca. Transport: Overnight bus
Day 49
Nazca, Peru
None None
Day 48 Nazca (1D): Travel north to one of the world's greatest archaeological mysteries, the Nazca Lines. Very little can be seen from the ground. The best view is from a light aircraft, which can easily be arranged.
Day 50
Nazca, Peru
None None
Day 49 Nazca/Paracas: Leave Nazca and stop at the Huacachina Oasis for some optional sandboarding. Continue to visit an artisanal winery to sample some local pisco and wine. Paracas is located one hour further. Included Activities: Huacachina Oasis visit Huacachina Winery Visit Transport: Private Vehicle Private Vehicle
Day 51
0 Paracas/Lima
None None
Day 50 Paracas/Lima: Opt to visit the Ballestas Islands in the morning before travelling to Lima for a final night. Be sure to try some ceviche and a Pisco Sour. Transport: Local bus Minibus
Day 52
Lima, Peru
None Breakfast
Day 51 Lima: Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

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If you have the time and can’t decide between Peru and Brazil, then see them both – and pretty much everything in between – on this 51-day extravaganza. Trek the legendary Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, cross the Bolivian Salt Flats, sip wine in Argentina, and hit the beach in Brazil. You’ll get plenty of energetic culture, the great outdoors, and the company of other young travellers to keep you moving. There’s time later to slow down, take the long road, and have an adventure while you can.

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