The Great South American Journey–Quito to Rio Adventure

10/15/2019 through 01/13/2021
10/15/2019 through 01/16/2021
G Adventures

The Great South American Journey: Quito to Rio Adventure
Sometimes the slow road is the way to go. Hit the road from Quito to Rio with other young travellers and experience pretty much everything you can imagine in between. Hike the Inca Trail and discover the thriving Inca culture, cross the Salt Flats of Bolivia, dance the tango in Buenos Aires, and hit the beach in Brazil. This trip offers up lively cities, stunning scenery, and tons of adventure. 65 days, seven countries, three nights in the Amazon, and one adventure you’ll remember forever.

Highlights
Mingle with the locals of a small community in the Amazon, spot condors at Colca Canyon, conquer the Inca Trail on the way to Machu Picchu, experience traditional life on Lake Titicaca, cross the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4×4 excursion, Experience rural life at a working ranch in Uruguay, stand in awe at Iguassu Falls, Explore bustling Rio de Janeiro on your own time, See a tango show or take part in Buenos Aires’ bustling nightlife.

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 Uyuni Salt Flats excursion (2 nts, multi-share), estancia/ranch (2 nts, multi-share).

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

Group Size Notes
Max 18, avg 14.

Meals Included
41 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners

What’s Included
Your G for Good Moment: Shandia Community Lodge, Shandia
Your G for Good Moment: Shandia Biking & Community Experience, Shandia
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: Meet Your CEO and Group
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 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 Local Living Moment: Estancia Stay, Colonia La Concordia
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 and Huanchaco. 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. Uyuni Salt Flats excursion. Entrance and visit to the Argentine side of the Iguassu Falls. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1 Quito
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Day 2 Quito/Tena
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Day 3 Tena
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Day 4 Tena
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Day 5 Tena/Baños
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Day 6 Baños
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Day 7 Baños/Cuenca
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Day 8 Cuenca
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Day 9 Máncora
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Day 10 Máncora
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Day 11 Máncora/Huanchaco
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Day 12 Huanchaco
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Day 13 Huanchaco/Lima
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Day 14 Lima
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Day 15 Lima
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Day 16 Lima/Paracas
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Day 17 Paracas/Nazca
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Day 18 Nazca/Arequipa
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Day 19 Arequipa
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Day 20 Arequipa/Colca Canyon
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Day 21 Colca Canyon/Arequipa
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Day 22 Arequipa/Cusco
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Day 23 Cusco
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Day 24 Cusco
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Day 25 Cusco/Ollantaytambo
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Day 26 Inca Trail
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Day 27 Inca Trail
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Day 28 Inca Trail
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Day 29 Machu Picchu/Cusco
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Day 30 Cusco
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Day 31 Cusco/Puno
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Day 32 Puno/Lake Titicaca
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Day 33 Lake Titicaca/Puno
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Day 34 Puno/La Paz
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Day 35 La Paz
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Day 36 La Paz/Sucre
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Day 37 Sucre
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Day 38 Sucre
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Day 39 Sucre/Potosí
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Day 40 Potosí
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Day 41 Potosí/Uyuni
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Day 42 Uyuni/Salt Flats and Desert Crossing
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Day 43 Salt Flats and Desert Crossing
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Day 44 Salt Flats and Desert Crossing /San Pedro de Atacama
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Day 45 San Pedro de Atacama
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Day 46 San Pedro de Atacama/Salta
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Day 47 Salta
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Day 48 Salta/Buenos Aires
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Day 49 Buenos Aires
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Day 50 Buenos Aires
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Day 51 Buenos Aires/Colonia
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Day 52 Colonia/Montevideo
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Day 53 Montevideo
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Day 54 Montevideo/Estancia Stay
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Day 55 Estancia Stay
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Day 56 Estancia Stay/Iguassu Falls
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Day 57 Iguassu Falls
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Day 58 Iguassu Falls
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Day 59 Iguaçu Falls/Paraty
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Day 60 Paraty
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Day 61 Paraty/Ilha Grande
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Day 62 Ilha Grande
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Day 63 Ilha Grande/Rio de Janeiro
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Day 64 Rio de Janeiro
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Day 65 Rio de Janeiro
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