Southern Cross Westbound - Rio to Lima

08/08/2020 through 11/16/2021
08/08/2020 through 12/27/2021
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Southern Cross Westbound – Rio to Lima
From the sands of Copacabana to the heights of the Bolivian Andes, this incredible 39-day journey will introduce you to the diverse landscape and people of South America. Explore the wetlands of the Pantanal and the bizarre landscape of Salar de Uyuni, and revel in the mists of thundering Iguassu Falls. Gain greater insight into the culture on the region’s public buses and meet locals from the rural towns along the way for an immersive experience that few travellers have. Get off the beaten path and experience Peru, Brazil, and Bolivia – a vibrant cross-section of South America.

Highlights
Explore the Vidigal favela on a resident-led tour, Stare in awe at Iguassu Falls, search for wildlife in the Brazilian Pantanal, spend three days exploring Salar de Uyuni by 4×4, settle in with the locals at a homestay on Lake Titicaca, conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Accommodation
Hotels (26 nts), overnight buses (4 nts), camping (3 nts), homestay (1 nt), basic hotels on Salar de Uyuni excursion (2 nts, multi-share), tented room with hammocks in the Pantanal (2 nts, multi-share).

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

Group Size Notes
Max 16, avg 12

Meals Included
33 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 8 dinners

What’s Included
Your G for Good Moment: Favela Experience, Rio de Janeiro
Your G for Good Moment: Jukil Community Experience & Lodge, Santiago de Agencha
Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women’s Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo
Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
Your G for Good Moment: Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products
Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
Your Discover Moment: Ilha Grande
Your Discover Moment: Paraty
Your Discover Moment: Bonito
Your Discover Moment: Sucre
Your Local Living Moment: Lake Titicaca Homestay, Lake Titicaca
Your Discover Moment: Cusco. Iguassu Falls visit (Brazil and Argentina). Pantanal wildlife excursion (2 days). 4×4 excursion to Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats) (3 days). Floating islands of Uros visit. Lake Titicaca guided tour. Sacred Valley guided tour. Pottery making demonstration. Ollantaytambo storehouse ruins and hike. Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days). Machu Picchu guided tour. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1 Rio de Janeiro
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Day 2 Rio de Janeiro
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Day 3 Rio de Janeiro/Ilha Grande
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Day 4 Ilha Grande
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Day 5 Ilha Grande/Paraty
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Day 6 Paraty
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Day 7 Paraty
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Day 8 Paraty/Iguaçu Falls
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Day 9 Iguaçu Falls
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Day 10 Iguaçu Falls/Bonito
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Day 11 Bonito
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Day 12 Bonito/Pantanal
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Day 13 Pantanal
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Day 14 Pantanal/Santa Cruz de la Sierra
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Day 15 Santa Cruz de la Sierra/Sucre
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Day 16 Sucre
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Day 17 Sucre
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Day 18 Sucre
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Day 19 Sucre/Potosí
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Day 20 Potosí/Uyuni
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Day 21 Uyuni/Salt Flats
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Day 22 Salt Flats
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Day 23 Salt Flats/Uyuni
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Day 24 La Paz
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Day 25 La Paz
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Day 26 La Paz
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Day 27 La Paz/Puno
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Day 28 Puno/Lake Titicaca
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Day 29 Lake Titicaca/Puno
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Day 30 Puno/Cusco
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Day 31 Cusco
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Day 32 Cusco/Ollantaytambo
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Day 33 Inca Trail
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Day 34 Inca Trail
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Day 35 Inca Trail
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Day 36 Machu Picchu/Cusco
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Day 37 Cusco
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Day 38 Cusco/Lima
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Day 39 Lima
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