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Best of South America

From £5508 for 51 days
Trip Overview
Take a deep dive into Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil on a 51-day Latin Lonely Planet Experience. With local leaders guiding you to the best neighbourhoods as well as plenty of time to explore independently, you’ll wonder what took you so long to appreciate this corner of the globe. Trek or train to the lost Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, spend a few days on a working estancia in Uruguay, take a 4WD adventure through the Andean desert to the Uyuni salt flats and wind up in all the best cities – Buenos Aires, La Paz and Lima, to name a few. Finish up with beach and party vibes in Brazil – a perfect spot to chill out after your adventure to South America’s hotspots.
Essential Info
Starts: Lima
Ends: Rio de Janeiro
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IGGBTC
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay
What's Included

Meals

41 Breakfasts included
10 Lunches included
10 Dinners included

Transport

4x4,Boat,Bus,Coach,Ferry,Minibus,Overnight bus,Plane,Private vehicle,Public bus,Taxi,Van

Accommodation

Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights),Dormitory (2 nights),Estancia (3 nights),Homestay (1 night),Hotel (38 nights),Overnight bus (3 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Whether you trek the classic Inca Trail, the Inca Quarry Trail or take the scenic train route, the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu are a majestic destination, no matter how you get there

•   The floating islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca are a marvel of concept, construction and history. Take a boat tour on the lake and spend the night with a local family in a traditional island community

•   The landscapes of Salar de Uyuni are so unique they’re almost extra-terrestrial. Embark on a three-day adventure via 4WD across the rocky Atacama Desert and the largest salt lakes in the world - passing cactus islands, train cemeteries and mineral lakes teeming with flamingos

•   Harness your inner gaucho during a three-day stay at a working estancia in Uruguay. Whether it’s getting involved in daily chores around the farm, working with livestock or simply relaxing on the ranch, experience a unique way of life and Uruguayan hospitality at its best

•   The mighty Iguazu Falls straddles the border between Argentina and Brazil, and you’ll be able to see it from both sides

•   The heaving, hedonistic metropolis of Rio de Janeiro is a great way to end the trip. Party down with the locals and experience a culture at the beating heart of Brazil

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 8th May 2021
Returning: 27th Jun 2021
£6,300pp
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Departing: 17th Jul 2021
Returning: 5th Sep 2021
£6,550pp
£5,895pp
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Departing: 7th Aug 2021
Returning: 26th Sep 2021
£6,550pp
£5,895pp
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Departing: 28th Aug 2021
Returning: 17th Oct 2021
£6,550pp
£5,895pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 18th Sep 2021
Returning: 7th Nov 2021
£6,550pp
£5,895pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 2nd Oct 2021
Returning: 21st Nov 2021
£6,300pp
£5,670pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 25th Dec 2021
Returning: 13th Feb 2022
£6,120pp
£5,508pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 1st Jan 2022
Returning: 20th Feb 2022
£7,135pp
£6,422pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 2nd Apr 2022
Returning: 22nd May 2022
£6,865pp
Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
Bievenidos! Welcome to Peru's coastal capital. Your Lonely Planet Experience begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm where you'll meet your group leader and fellow travellers. With no activities planned until then, why not take a walk around the vibrant Miraflores area. Alternatively, stroll along to Parque del Amor (Love Park) for a great view of Lima's beaches. After your important briefing, get to know each other better over dinner. Whether you dine with the group or sample the city's renowned food scene on your own, don't miss Peru's national dish: ceviche. If you're not a fan of seafood, there are plenty of other excellent options on offer – be sure to ask your local leader of their favourite dishes. If you arrive early, perhaps take a walk around the vibrant Miraflores area. Alternatively, stroll along to Parque del Amor (Love Park) for a great view of Lima's beaches.
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