From the Pacific to the Atlantic in 36 days!

Extraordinary journey that will take you across the Continent, crossing the Andes and the Pantanal! After visiting Lima, the City of the Kings, we will cross the desert and the Oases, the Ballestas Islands and the famous Nazca Lines! On the foothills of the Andes, we reach Arequipa and the Colca Canyon.

We will then discover Cusco or Qosqo, navel of the world, center of the Inca culture with its ruins, its Sacred Valley and the Wonder of Machu Picchu. We will then reach the highlands, the Titicaca and reach La Paz, seat of the Bolivian government and start our expedition in the salt desert of Uyuni.

Then it will be the turn of Potosi the mining, Sucre the colonial, and finally Santa Cruz! From there night train to the border and entry into the Pantanal, an ecosystem that brings together 3 countries, and whose biodiversity is even richer than the Amazon. We will then arrive at the magnificent Iguazu Falls and finally the Atlantic coast which we will go up, in paradisiacal scenery, to Rio de Janeiro.

DEPARTURE Lima
ARRIVAL Rio
INCLUDED
Travel as described in the itinerary
Local Team Services
All transports
Tour Leader Pasion Andina
Accommodation based on double room
Mentioned entries
NOT INCLUDED International flights to and from the place of arrival and departure
Anything not mentioned under “Included.”
Airport taxes
Compulsory travel insurance (accident/repatriation)

Your expenses on site : 
Allow an average of $25/day for meals (except when included) and drinks. This amount may vary depending on your choice of restaurant. Also include an amount for souvenirs that you would like to take away as well as for your personal expenses.

1

Lima

We will pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel located in the Miraflores district. End of the day free.

Night in Lima

Private transport

2

Lima

We’re off on an exciting city tour. We will visit the bohemian district of Barranco, modern Lima with Miraflores and the historical center of the Peruvian capital.

Night in Lima

Private guided tour in English/ Entrance fees included / Private transportation

3

Lima - Paracas

We leave Lima by the South Panamericana in the direction of Paracas, a small fishing village, where we will stay. After dropping off our suitcases, we will enter the desert where the Paracas National Reserve is located. We will stay there until early afternoon before returning to the hotel.

Night in Paracas

Private Transfers / English-Spanish Group Visits / Entrance fees included / CRUZ DEL SUR Comfort Line Bus to Lima – Paracas

4

Ballestas Islands - Huacachina

Early in the morning, we will embark for the Ballestas Islands, known as the habitat of many birds and the famous Humbolt penguins. At the end of the morning, a private transport will take us to Ica with a stop at a winery for lunch and a guided tour followed by the tasting of local products. We will then go to the famous Huacachina Oasis, in a magnificent setting, where we will go for a buggy ride in the dunes. Evening meal included.

Night in Huacachina

English-Spanish group tours of the islands / Private transfer / Entrance fees included / Evening meal included

5

Nasca

This morning we leave for Nazca, the centre of the civilization of the same name, at the origin of the famous Nazca lines that you can fly over as an option. If the weather permits, in the afternoon we will visit the archaeological site of Cahuachi. In the evening, we will take a night bus that will take us to Arequipa (5* bus on the Panamericana).

Night in the bus

Optional Line Overflight (125usd) / Private transfer / Entrance fees included / Private English tour / CRUZ DEL SUR 5* Comfort Line Bus

6

Arequipa

We walk through this magnificent city, nicknamed the White City because of its facades built in sillar, a clear volcanic rock. On the menu of this visit is the Convent of Saint Catherine, a real city within the city with its streets, parks, cloisters. We will also visit Juanita, one of the best preserved mummies in the world, discovered in 1995 at the top of the Ampato Volcano.

Night in Arequipa

Private English speaking tour for the city / Entrance fees included / Private transfer / English speaking group visit for Juanita

7

Arequipa – Colca Canyon

We leave early in the morning for Chivay, with on the road a magnificent view of the volcanoes of the cordillera. We will cross the National Reserve of Pampa Cañahuas where we will have the opportunity to observe herds of vicuñas. Arriving at the village, located in the middle of green terraces more than 1,500 years old, we will have lunch and continue to the hotel. In the afternoon, if you wish, we will leave for a short walk in the countryside with the visit of the UyoUyo ruins and an end of the day in thermal baths.

Night in Yanque

Shared transportation / Private English speaking guide / Tickets included

8

Colca Canyon - Arequipa

Early in the morning, we will first reach the Condor Cross, an excellent observation point on the Canyon, where we may have the chance to appreciate the majestic flight of the Condor.

Then we will follow the Canyon to reach the villages of Pinchollo, Maca and Yanque. Then we will continue our trip back to Arequipa.

Night in Arequipa

Bundled services English – Spanish / Including entries

9

Cusco

n the morning, magnificent flight that will take us from the southern slope of the Cordillera to the last valley in the north before the Amazon basin: Cusco.

Arriving in Cusco, we will settle down at the hotel before a short walk in the afternoon to discover this city full of history.

Night in Cusco.

Private transfers / Flights Arequipa – Cusco included

10

Cusco

In Cusco, we offer several tourist and local activities. Our experience on site will also allow you to experience the city from the inside.

After the ruins of Sacsayhuaman, you will explore either the Temple of the Sun or the Inca Museum before heading to the Central Market, while strolling through the alleys of the Historic Center and the bohemian San Blas neighborhood.

Night in Cusco

Private visits in English/ Entrance fees included

11

Chinchero – Salinas de Maras - Moray

Visit with our own bus to the Sacred Valley. We start in the weavers’ village of Chinchero, where we will learn how to weave and dye wool. We will then continue through the sites of Maras and Moray, before arriving in Ollantaytambo where we will spend the night.

Night in Ollantaytambo

Private transportation / Private tours in English/ Entrance fees included

12

Machu Picchu

Early in the morning, you take the train to Aguas Calientes and enjoy a guided tour of the Inca citadel, considered a masterpiece of Inca architecture and classified as World Heritage.

Optional: The most courageous will be able to climb the Machu Picchu mountain or the Huayna Picchu, offering at their summits a magnificent view of this Inca city so long forgotten.

You will also have some time to isolate yourself and contemplate this site with the necessary calm.

You will then go back down towards the station to take the train back to Ollantaytambo and then a bus to Cusco.

Night in Cusco

Private English speaking guide to be found at the entrance of the site / Bus and train return to Machu Picchu included / Option for Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain in addition / Private transfer from Ollantaytambo

13

Cusco

Free day in Cusco.

We are at your disposal to accompany you in any of the options you choose.

In the evening, departure by night bus to Copacabana!

Night in the bus

Private Transfers / Liner Bus

14

Sun Islands

Today we will embark for the Isle of the Sun, from where, according to legend, Viracocha sent his sons to found Cusco, the navel of the world. Today we will discover magnificent villages, descendants of the thousand-year-old peoples of the Altiplano.

We will return to the small hotel of Ismael which dominates the bay. After a rest period at the hotel we will then be able to enjoy the sunset from a nearby site.

Night on the Sun Island

Public boat / English speaking guide / Tickets included

15

Sun Islands – La Paz

The island is magnificent, blue horizon, barred on the east by the glaciers of the Cordillera Real. After breakfast we will go back down to the port to take our public boat back to the Copacabana peninsula. Free time to walk around, visit the basilica, then bus to La Paz.

Night in La Paz

Public boat / English speaking guide / Public bus to La Paz / Private transfer to La Paz

16

La Paz

Today we will visit a unique capital, mixing at 4’000m altitude a population tied to the Aymara people, whose traditions have been anchored for thousands of years. We will visit the Murillo Square where the seat of government is located, then we will pass by the San Francisco Square before visiting the witch market.

If time permits, we will also take the city cable car to appreciate a little more the unique urban architecture of this city built in a basin.

Night bus to Uyuni

Private visits in English/ Entrance fees included / Private transfer / Bus line to Uyuni

Option: Possibility to sleep in La Paz and take a flight the next morning to Uyuni. Please contact us for more information.

17-19

La Paz – Uyuni – Sud Lipez

We start a 3-day private 4×4 trip in extraordinary regions, from the largest salt desert in the world to the colorful hills of South Lipez. We will cross unique landscapes that will remain engraved in your memory. Having our own vehicle, we will be able to stop wherever we want and for as long as we want.

During this trip, we will strive to offer you the best possible comfort, whether on the road or in our stopover accommodations. It is however necessary to know that even the best accommodation for the next 3 nights will be rudimentary. However, this relative lack of comfort will be largely compensated by the beauty of what you will see. Night in a small dormitory. (Possibility to have private rooms for an extra charge).

Night of day 19 in Uyuni at the hotel. Evening meal of day 19 not included.

Private Spanish services / Entrance fees included / Full board during the 4×4 tour

20

Potosi

In the morning, bus to Potosi. Once there, we will stretch our legs to visit this colonial city, which was, thanks to its mines, the most populated city of the 16th century.

Due to its architecture, Potosí still strongly preserves the colonial atmosphere of the time.

Night in Potosi

Private Transfers / Scheduled Bus Service to Potosi / Spanish Tour / Admission included

21

Sucre

Today we will discover the silver and tin mines, in order to understand the daily life of the miners and the associated rites. Then we will also visit the Casa de la Moneda, the museum that will explain the importance and role of Potosi in history, especially during the Industrial Revolution in Europe. (Closed Sunday and Monday)

Mid-afternoon, nice road to Sucre.

Night in Sucre

Group visits Spanish – English / Entrance fees included / Bus line to Sucre / Private transfer

22

Sucre

Day dedicated to the discovery of the woman who was the instigator of the revolution for the independence of South America at the beginning of the 18th century. This magnificent colonial city, named after General Antonio Jose de Sucre, is very relaxing and enjoys, at 2’500m, a pleasant climate.

Night in Sucre

Private visits in English/ Entrance fees included

23

Sucre – Santa Cruz

In the morning, flight to Santa Cruz, the economic city of Bolivia, located at 450m altitude.

Day visit and relaxation. As an option, we will visit the park dedicated to butterflies and before tasting the local specialties, we will also be able to swim in a superb water park.

Night train to Brazil.

Private transfers / Flights Sugar – Santa Cruz included / Train tickets Bolivia – Brazil included

24-26

Pantanal

Little known outside South America, the Pantanal is a huge area of swamps, covering 3 countries. This vast alluvial plain is what remains of an inland sea that dried up 65 million years ago.

It is certainly one of the best places to observe the rich biodiversity of plants and animals. You can see caimans, monkeys, anacondas, a multitude of birds and other animals and insects living here.

We will sleep in a lodge and from there we will go on day trips.

Group transfer / Group tours Portuguese – English / Full board

27-28

Bonito

As its name suggests, this small town is “beautiful”.

On the edge of the Pantanal, there are several caves and rivers rich in fish where you can snorkel. Half a day of relaxation is also possible before the night bus that will take us to Iguazu.

Night in Bonito (day 27) and night in the bus (day 28).

Portuguese – English group tours / Entrance fees included / Bus line to Iguazu

29-30

Iguazu

The most beautiful falls in the world! Wider than Victoria Falls and higher than Niagara! There are 275 of them, spread over 3km on the border between Brazil and Argentina. Declared International Heritage Area by UNESCO in 1986, the falls were also used as film sets for “Mission” or for Indiana Jones in “The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”.

We will visit the falls on both sides, Brazil and Argentina, over the 2 days.

Night at Foz de Iguazu

Private Transfers / Private Services / Included Entries

31

Iguazu-Paraty

Le Brésil est un grand pays… et c’est peu dire ! Le matin nous pourrons visiter Itaipu, 2ème plus grand barrage du monde. Nous aurons ensuite besoin de l’après-midi et de la nuit pour atteindre la côte Atlantique et rejoindre la magnifique ville coloniale de Paraty. Depuis là, ce ne sera plus que détente !

Nuit dans le bus.

Visite en groupe portugais –anglais / Entrées incluses / Transfert privé / Bus de ligne pour Paraty

32-33

Paraty

Also declared World Heritage for the richness of its Portuguese architecture, Paraty is located between jungle and heavenly beaches, totalling 65 tropical islands.

We will be able to go along the beaches by boat, ride a bike in the forest, and also taste the local products. There is no lack of activities in this small paradise and the difficulty will be to choose among all those proposed!

Night in Paraty

Private or group activities according to your choices on site / Services in Portuguese – English / Entrance fees included

34-35

Rio de Janeiro

We will follow the coast northwards to reach the exuberant and splendid Rio de Janeiro.

“God made the earth in 6 days and the 7th dedicated it to Rio”. This marvelous city was founded in a magnificent setting, a combination of white beaches, lush forests, dominated by Sugar Loaf.

We will have 2 days at our disposal to visit it and feel the joyful atmosphere rocked by the good mood of the Cariocas and the rhythm of the Samba.

Night in Rio de Janeiro

Private Transfers / Portuguese – English Group Visits / Entrance Fees Included

36

Rio de Janeiro

Transfer to the airport. End of our services.

Private transfer

StepMap Splendeurs boliviennes
StepMap Terres Quechua et Aymara

Tourist season

The climate varies greatly according to the regions travelled through. From April to November, the sky is clear, although light rains are always possible. In altitude, it is pleasant during the day and cold at night. So bring warm clothes, even if you can walk around in a T-shirt during the day. Beware of the sun, which is strong at high altitudes, and bring a hat, sun cream and sunglasses.

Customs formalities

No visa is required for stays of less than 90 days. You must travel with a passport that is still valid for 6 months after your stay.

Health

When visiting high altitude areas, adverse effects such as headaches, nausea, insomnia and fatigue affect some people. However, the trip is designed to allow our body to adapt gradually (increase in red blood cells).

All major cities have modern private clinics with care comparable to what we have in Europe. However, you have to pay on the spot and then ask for reimbursement from your health insurance company.

We advise you to check whether your insurance covers medical costs in the countries you visit and if not, to seek reimbursement. Repatriation insurance is compulsory.

Currency / Credit Cards

Dollars and euros are accepted in the shops of the big cities. There are exchange houses everywhere. However, it is better not to carry large sums of money with you.

Credit cards are accepted in all ATMs (visa, mastercard, diners, american express). The commission of the bancomat is between 5 and 10USD.

Tips

In the service sector, it is normal to leave a tip when you are happy with the service. Between 5 and 10% of the value of the service is usual.

Physical preparation

Whenever you travel, remember to keep fit. Even for “Discovery” trips, by preparing yourself physically you will adapt more easily to the altitude and enjoy your discoveries.

For trekking trips, develop your endurance by running or practicing your endurance several times a week.

Material to take with you

Passport and 2 copies Visa (if required) Travel insurance (mandatory) and copy
Airline tickets and copy Yellow fever vaccination certification (if visiting the Amazon) Currency in US dollars, euros or local currency
1 large bag and 1 small bag (preferably backpack or duffel) Camera Binoculars
Reading/writing materials Flashlight 2 comfortable trousers (trekking type)
1 pair of shorts, 3 T-shirts, 1 big sweater Warm underwear Cap
Warm and waterproof jacket Good shoes Small towel and bathing suitcase
Toilet kit Protection against sun and insects Medicines you usually take

Basic first aid kit (bandages, disinfectant, tape, 1 pain reliever, 1 disinflammatory, immodium, broad spectrum antibiotic, mosquito repellent, lip stick)

Vaccines

You must be up to date with Tetanus, Hepatitis and Typhoid (Yellow Fever when visiting the Amazon).

Iguazu - Chute d'Iguazu - Bresil - Pasion Andina - Merveilles naturelles
Paracas - Sunset - Reserva Paracas - Perou - Pasion Andina
Paracas - Islas Ballestas - Pasion Andina - Perou
Caiman - Pantanal - Bonito - Bresil - Pasion Andina
Anaconda - Pantanal - Bonito - Bresil - Pasion Andina
Pantanal - Bonito - Bresil - Pasion Andina
Pantanal - Bonito - Bresil - Pasion Andina
Pantanal - Bonito - Bresil - Pasion Andina
Sunset - Pantanal - Bonito - Bresil - Pasion Andina
Sunset - Pantanal - Bonito - Bresil - Pasion Andina
Lima - Miraflores - Pasion Andina - City Tour
Lima - Parque de las Aguas - Colors - Fontaines - Water - City Tour - Pasion Andina - Perou
Sucre - Bolivie - Pasion Andina - City Tour - Bolivie
Wildlife - sealion - Bonito - Snorkeling - Bresil - Pasion Andina
Wildlife - Fish - Bonito - Snorkeling - Bresil - Pasion Andina
Iguazu - Iguassu - Chutes - Merveilles naturelles - Pasion Andina - Nature - Bresil - Argentine
Iguazu - Iguassu - Chutes - Merveilles naturelles - Pasion Andina - Nature - Bresil - Argentine
Wildlife - Fish - Bonito - Snorkeling - Bresil - Pasion Andina
Huacachina - Buggy - Dunes - Desert - Pasion Andina - Ica - Perou
Huacachina - Buggy - Dunes - Desert - Pasion Andina - Ica - Perou
Iguazu - Chute d'Iguazu - Bresil - Pasion Andina - Merveilles naturelles
Iguazu - Chute d'Iguazu - Argentine - Puerto Iguazu - Pasion Andina - Merveilles naturelles
Cahuachi - Nasca - Pasion Andina - Tour - Perou
Colca - Condors - Mirador - Cruz del Condor - Pasion Andina - Perou
Cusco - Inca - Tawantinsuyo - Capitale - Vallée Sacrée - Perou - Pasion Andina
Isla del Sol - Copacabana - Bolivie - Lac Titicaca - Pasion Andina
Isla del Sol - Copacabana - Bolivie - Lac Titicaca - Pasion Andina
Pantanal - Toucan - Pasion Andina - Selva - Bresil - Wildlife
Arequipa - Couvent Santa Catalina - City Tour - Pasion Andina - Perou
Rio de Janeiro - City Tour - Playa - Copacabana - Pasion Andina - Bresil
Rio de Janeiro - City Tour - Pasion Andina - Bresil
Rio de Janeiro - City Tour - Pasion Andina - Bresil
Rio de Janeiro - Panorama - Pasion Andina - Bresil
Bonito - Snorkeling - Rio do praita - Pasion Andina - Bresil
Gruta Do Lago Azul - Bonito - Pasion Andina - Bresil
Bonito - Snorkeling - Pasion Andina - Bresil

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