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Bolivia to Brazil: Highlands & Coastlines

Bolivia to Brazil: Highlands & Coastlines
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31 Days

Highlights

Discover colonial cities and historic cultures, cross the Salar de Uyuni and surrounding desert altiplano on a 4x4 excursion, witness the stunning scenery and unique culture of northern Argentina, discover Uruguay's rural beauty at a working ranch, marvel at Iguassu Falls, sip caipirinhas on the beach, revel in the energy of Rio de Janeiro.

What's included

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Breathe in the Inca spirit of La Paz and dance in the tango palaces of Buenos Aires on this two-week adventure. Connecting the Andes to the Atlantic, you'll journey across the surreal landscapes of the Atacama Desert and the Salar de Uyuni. Feel like a sophisticate as you sip wine in Buenos Aires and pull back the curtain on the centre of the continent. Best of all, you'll do it in the company of other fun, young travellers. Don't choose between inspiring wilderness and urban sophistication – do it all.
Bolivia to Brazil: Highlands & Coastlines
Starts
La Paz
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31 Days
Ends
Rio de Janeiro

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time.
  • Enjoy a free day to explore the vibrant markets and winding streets of the city before boarding a night bus to Sucre.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Free time to explore the beautiful colonial city of Sucre. For more active options opt to go hiking in the surrounding area or mountain biking.
  • Enjoy another free day to explore Sucre and surroundings.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Travel south to the one of the world's highest cities.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Get out and explore Potosí, learn about the history of the city while wandering the streets. Stop at the market and interact with the locals.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Travel to Uyuni and get ready for an excursion to the Salar de Uyuni.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Enjoy a three-day 4x4 excursion to the Salar de Uyuni and surrounding desert altiplano with spectacular scenery. Today you will be heading into the Salar de Uyuni. Our groups like to get creative with photography, as the endless white of the salt flats creates some great depth illusions that are fun to play with in photos. Last stop for the evening is a G Adventures-supported community lodge in a traditional agricultural village in the heart of a desert oasis.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, DINNER
  • Explore the desert altiplano on a 4x4 excursion. Admire the spectacular scenery while passing red and blue lagoons and interesting rock formations along the route. Spot wild llamas, alpacas and even flamingos deep within the desert.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Rise early to cover more ground of the unique landscape of the Salar de Uyuni. Continue to see incredible scenery, including volcanoes, and salt lakes. Travel to the border and descend by bus to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. It's a long but scenic drive.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
  • Opt to go sandboarding or mountain biking, or visit the Valley of the Moon.
  • Cross the border into Argentina.
  • Explore the city and enjoy the local cuisine. Opt to take a trip through the scenic Quebrada de las Conchas to Cafayate, or visit the High Mountain Archaeological Museum.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Skip a long bus journey with a quick flight to Buenos Aires.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Enjoy a free day to explore beautiful Buenos Aires.
  • Explore the "Paris of the Americas," from the hidden patios of trendy Palermo to bohemian vibes in San Telmo this city has something for everyone.
  • Cross the Río de la Plata by ferry to Colonia, Uruguay. Explore on an orientation walk, then enjoy free time to explore the area and relax at a streetside café.
  • Travel from Colonia to Montevideo in the morning. Explore Montevideo in the afternoon; opt to grab a snack at the Port Market, wander around the colourful old town, or visit Estadio Centenario where the first World Cup was played.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Enjoy another day to get to know Montevideo. Opt to take a day trip to glamorous Punta del Este or chill in the park like a local.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Travel by day through picturesque settlements and pastures finishing in the last Uruguayan stop—a local ranch, known in the region as an estancia.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • Spend a day in the life on an Uruguayan ranch, go for a walk in the countryside, learn how to make empanadas, and experience a local barbecue.
    Meals: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER
  • In the morning cross the border into Gualeguaychu in Argentina, then begin the long overnight journey to Iguassu Falls.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • In the afternoon opt to visit the Brazilian side of the falls and get an incredible panoramic view. Opt to take a helicopter ride over the falls, visit a bird park or see the Itaipu Dam.
  • Today enjoy a full day excursion to the Argentine side of the falls. Wander along the walk paths that connect different viewpoints of the falls. Opt to take a boat tour to see the cascading falls from below.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Skip an overnight bus ride and fly to São Paulo, heading straight to the coast. Explore colonial Paraty, then hit the beach.
  • Free time to explore Paraty's beaches, a national park and surroundings. Opt to visit a cachaça distillery or take a boat tour to nearby islands.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Continue by van up the coast, and take a ferry to Ilha Grande.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Free time to explore the beaches of Ilha Grande. Opt to hike the remote trails, take a boat trip around the island, play in the waves or go snorkelling.
  • Travel to Rio de Janeiro. Take a city tour to experience sights like Rio's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, or take a leisurely stroll along Copacabana beach as the waves lap at your feet.
  • In the morning, explore the favela with a local resident on a G Adventures-supported tour to watch a drumming demonstration, get a Capoeira lesson, and sample craft beers with a new perspective of the city. Enjoy a free afternoon to discover all that Rio has to offer.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Depart at any time.
    Meals: BREAKFAST