Andes & Amazon between Rio de Janeiro and Cuzco via Amazon

Visiting: Brazil,Peru

Code: DZRC

Kitty: As this trip is an overland trip. it has a kitty on top of the tour price. As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.

DZRC Kitty Details

This trip is an overland trip run in an overland truck. In addition to paying for your trip, you're require to make a separate payment to your tour leader at the start of the trip, usually in USD. Kitties are flexible and change as prices are updated. Therefore you should check the latest kitty amount on this website before you depart.

A kitty is a group fund which covers all accommodation, meals while camping (not in hotels) and activities listed as included. It's a system unique to overlanding to provide the maximum flexibility and best value on the road (you get everything at cost price!). The kitty is your money, not ours, so any amount left over is divided among the group as a refund.

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Andes & Amazon between Rio de Janeiro and Cuzco via Amazon Andes & Amazon between Rio de Janeiro and Cuzco via Amazon

Starting in the buzzing city of Rio de Janeiro, this trip cuts through the vast country of Brazil and continues in to Peru. A huge distance will be covered overland and the first stop is the old mining district of Minas Gerais, full of colonial history and grand churches telling of the local gold rush, slavery, and the Inconfidência Mineira, an important early attempt to break free from colonial rule. We then spend 2 full days exploring the Guimarães National Park and its stunning scenery with table-top mountains, ravines, caves, streams and waterfalls; a haven for walkers and nature lovers. Next stop is the Pantanal, one of the world's largest tropical wetland areas, nurturing an astonishing biologically diverse collection of aquatic plants and helping to support a dense array of animal species. Even more famous than the Pantanal is of course the Amazon and we will spend 2 days in south-eastern Peru exploring one of the most untouched stretches of the Amazon rainforest. The trip ends by a climb into the mighty Andes to the city of Cuzco, once the capital of the Inca Empire and gateway to the fabled Machu Picchu.
Border information: Welcome to Rio de Janeiro: If you are starting in Rio, enter Brazil at Rio de Janeiro Airport.

Andes & Amazon between Rio de Janeiro and Cuzco via Amazon map

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Trip Itinerary

  1. Day1Rio De Janeiro
  2. Day2 - 3Ouro Preto
  3. Day4En route between Ouro Preto and Brasilia
  4. Day5 - 6Brasilia
  5. Day7En route between Brasilia and Chapada dos Guimaraes
  6. Day8 - 10Chapada dos Guimares
  7. Day11 - 13Pantanal
  8. Day14 - 15Vila Bela Da Santissima Trindade
  9. Day16 - 19En route between Vila Bela and Xapuri
  10. Day20Xapuri
  11. Day21 - 22Puerto Maldonado Peruvian Amazon
  12. Day23 - 25Posada Amazonas
  13. Day26Quincemill
  14. Day27Cuzco
  15. Day28Cuzco

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