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Lima to Rio: Coast to Coast - Lares Trek 2020 (from 2020)

Lima to Rio: Coast to Coast - Lares Trek 2020 (from 2020)

From {{totalPrice}} EUR Extra expenses at the destination Kindly review the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu rules and restrictions: https://www.gadventures.com/terms-conditions/inca-trail-booking-policies/
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From 5499 EUR
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Duration
51 days
Starts in
Lima
Ends in
Rio de Janeiro
Group size
Max 18, avg 14.
Travel type
18-to-Thirtysomethings
If you have the time and can't decide between Peru and Brazil, then see them both – and pretty much everything in between – on this 51-day extravaganza. Trek the legendary Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, cross the Bolivian Salt Flats, sip wine in Argentina, and hit the beach in Brazil. You'll get plenty of energetic culture, the great outdoors, and the company of other young travellers to keep you moving. There's time later to slow down, take the long road and have an adventure while you can.
Itinerary

Lima to Rio: Coast to Coast - Lares Trek 2020 (from 2020)

Day 1 - Lima

Arrive at any time. Get to know your group tonight as you head out to one of the many bars and restaurants in the bohemian neighbourhood of Barranco. Enjoy a local craft beer with your fellow travellers as you get excited for the adventure to come. Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and enjoy the city.

Day 2 - Lima/Huacachina

Travel along Peru's breathtaking coast to the oasis of Huacachina where you can sandboard on the desert dunes while watching the sun go down.

Day 3 - Huacachina/Nazca

Wake up and make the most of your time in Huacachina before your adventure continues on to Nazca. There is time in the morning for an optional excursion to the Ballestas Islands, home to a lively colony of sea lions, pelicans, and other varieties of birds. Later, catch a bus to Nazca. Stop along the way at a Pisco winery and try the country's national drink!

Day 4 - Nazca/Arequipa

Choose to soar over the iconic Nazca Lines today with a pre-bookable flight, or take a tour of the Nazca Desert Cemetery and Potter's Studio. Tonight, catch some z's on an overnight bus to Arequipa.

Day 5 - Arequipa

Welcome to Arequipa! Take the day to explore what is known as the 'white city.' If you're into history and architecture, visit the Santa Catalina Monastery, where you'll get a unique glimpse into a bygone way of life. For spicy food lovers, visiting one of the 'picanterias' is a must. Satisfy your craving with a variety of local regional foods: alpaca, shrimp, pork, lots of soups, and spicy sauces.

Day 6 - Arequipa/Colca Canyon

Enjoy a full-day tour of the spectacular Colca Valley and venture to the impressive Colca Canyon ?? one of the deepest canyons in the world ?? on an overnight excursion. With a little luck, you'll spot some unusual Andean animals such as vicunas, and alpacas. Give your body some much needed relaxation by taking an optional dip in the the hot springs.

Day 7 - Colca Canyon/Arequipa

Get an early start to be on the look out for condors. Travel from Chivay town to a condor viewpoint to get a glimpse of these magnificent birds in the air. On the way back, stop in local villages, and see old terraces. Later, head out for a drink in the Calle Zela area – restaurant, bar, or club, there's something for everyone!

Day 8 - Arequipa/Cusco

Explore Arequipa – take a city tour if you want or check out a monastery or museum. Later, sit back and relax on an overnight bus to Cusco.

Day 9 - Cusco

Explore the city on your own today or choose from a variety of activities that will help you discover the magic of Cusco. You can go horseback riding or whitewater rafting, or choose to take a half-day tour of the city. Or, pre-book the Cusco cooking class if you want to learn to prepare local specialties!

Day 10 - Cusco

Today is another free day to explore all that Cusco has to offer. Go horseback riding, mountain biking, or whitewater rafting. Too wiped out from the trek? Take it easy with a visit to the Inka Museum. Opt to visit and hike the famed Rainbow Mountain, pre-book on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Day 11 - Cusco/Ollantaytambo

Head into the Sacred Valley today to visit the G-Adventures supported women's weaving co-op in the Ccaccaccollo community. Learn about weaving, and meet the adorable resident llamas. If you see a knitted item you like, buy it ?? a perfect keepsake from your journey. Stop and sample some craft beer at a brewery on your way to Ollantaytambo.

Day 12 - Ollantaytambo/Cuncani

Depart Ollantaytambo by van to Lares town where your hike begins! Spend the first night in a G Adventures-supported campsite in Cuncani. The Lares Trek is a scenic, less touristic route to hike through the Andes. It is one day shorter than the Inca Trail but higher in elevation. Enjoy G Adventures-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Lares Trek.

Day 13 - Cuncani/Kuyoc

Wake up and get an early start today to hike from the foothills of Sicllaccasa Mountain to its high pass (4,750m/15,583 ft), providing scenic views of lagoons and the snow-capped Chicon Mountain. Celebrate after reaching the highest point by making an offering of coca leaves to the Andean gods. After the morning hike, stop to rest and take in the amazing view. Continue hiking downhill to our second campsite near the stream for the night.

Day 14 - Kuyoc/Aguas Calientes

Enjoy the last few hours of hiking before travelling by van to Ollantaytambo and train to Aguas Calientes to enjoy a good night's rest at your hotel.

Day 15 - Aguas Calientes/Cusco

Enjoy a guided visit to Machu Picchu. Later, travel back to Cusco. Tonight, dance the night away at a popular night club.

Day 16 - Cusco

Today is another free day to explore all that Cusco has to offer. Go horseback riding, mountain biking, or whitewater rafting. Too wiped out from the trek? Take it easy with a visit to the Inka Museum.

Day 17 - Cusco/Puno

Sit back, relax, and soak in the impressive views as you travel by bus through the Altiplano on your way to Puno on Lake Titicaca.

Day 18 - Puno/Lake Titicaca

This morning, you will board a boat on Lake Titicaca and head to Taquile Island. Opt to have lunch in a local restaurant and shop in the afternoon at the local weaving cooperatives. Later, cruise to another village for an overnight homestay to live like a local on the shores of the lake. Learn more about rural life in the Peruvian highlands and create unforgettable memories with the family and fellow travellers.

Day 19 - Lake Titicaca/Puno

Say goodbye to your homestay family and stop at the Uros Islands on your way back to Puno. If you want, you can check out the spectacular chullpas (funerary towers) of Sillustani, a pre-Inca archaeological site. Or kayak on Lake Titicaca.

Day 20 - Puno/La Paz

Today, enjoy a full-day drive around the picturesque lake and through the Altiplano to La Paz. Cross over into Bolivia and catch your breath before a night out in the highest city of the trip. Check out the area of Sopocachi for cool bohemian vibes.

Day 21 - La Paz

If you didn't have time yesterday to do everything you wanted in La Paz ?? no worries! Today is another day to explore the city as you wish. If you're an adrenaline junkie, make sure to experience the Death Road Biking Adventure.

Day 22 - La Paz/Sucre

Enjoy a free day to explore the vibrant markets and winding streets of the city before boarding a night bus to Sucre.

Day 23 - Sucre

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.

Day 24 - Sucre

Enjoy another free day to explore Sucre and surroundings.

Day 25 - Sucre/Potosi

Travel south to the one of the world's highest cities. Staying in the Bolivian highlands, we travel south to the city of Potosi. The highest city of its size in the world, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has had a tumultuous history as a silver mining centre during colonial times.

Day 26 - Potosi

Get out and explore Potosi, learn about the history of the city while wandering the streets. Stop at the market and interact with the locals.

Day 27 - Potosi/Uyuni

Travel to Uyuni and get ready for an excursion to the salt flats.

Day 28 - Uyuni/Salt Flats and Desert Crossing

Enjoy a three-day 4x4 excursion to the Salar de Uyuni and surrounding desert altiplano with spectacular scenery. Stay in simple hotels upgraded with solar panels to provide electricity and hot water. Travel through the Bolivian landscape to the town of Uyuni. Despite its isolation and challenging climate (cold and blustery most of the year), the town of Uyuni has earned the nickname of Hija Predilecta de Bolivia (Bolivia's Favourite Daughter). It is also the starting point for our 3-night excursion through the spectacular Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats) in 4x4 vehicles. Spend three days in the stunning landscapes between the Salar de Uyuni and the Atacama Desert in Chile. 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. The tour takes us through the impressive large red lagoon of Laguna Colorada and the striking blue-green Laguna Verde at 5,000m (16,404 ft).

Day 29 - Salt Flats and Desert Crossing

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.

Day 30 - Salt Flats and Desert Crossing /San Pedro de Atacama

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.

Day 31 - San Pedro de Atacama

Opt to go sandboarding or mountain biking, or visit the Valley of the Moon. There are plenty of optional excursions here -- biking, exploring nearby ruins, horseback riding, and touring the Valley of the Moon.

Day 32 - San Pedro de Atacama/Salta

Cross the border into Argentina.

Day 33 - Salta

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.

Day 34 - Salta/Buenos Aires

Skip a long bus journey with a quick flight to Buenos Aires. When you are done exploring, settle your weary feet and enjoy a drink in one of the many sidewalk cafes and restaurants and begin to understand the contemplative Argentine way of life. Try the succulent bife and parrilladas!

Day 35 - Buenos Aires

Discover why this city is known as the "Paris of the Americas." From the hidden patios of trendy Palermo to bohemian vibes in San Telmo, it is impossible not to fall in love with Buenos Aires. Don't miss out! Today is your last chance to experience a guided tour of the city and to immerse yourself in the passion of the tango. Get out and explore. Consider visiting the districts of La Boca, Recoleta, and San Telmo or catch a tango show at one of the many famous tanguerias. Pre book an optional city bike tour, and get a local's eye view of your surroundings! Wander the pedestrian walkways and see some dancing in the streets.

Day 36 - Buenos Aires

Discover why this city is known as the "Paris of the Americas." From the hidden patios of trendy Palermo to bohemian vibes in San Telmo, it is impossible not to fall in love with Buenos Aires. Don't miss out! Today is your last chance to experience a guided tour of the city and to immerse yourself in the passion of the tango.

Day 37 - Buenos Aires/Colonia

Hop aboard a ferry and cruise across the Rio de la Plata to Colonia, Uruguay. Wander through the colourful streets of this quaint seaside retreat on an orientation walk before free time to explore (and relax!) at your own speed.

Day 38 - Colonia/Montevideo

Your journey continues in the morning as you travel from Colonia to Montevideo. The afternoon is yours for the taking ?? so explore as you wish! You can wander through the vibrant streets of old town searching for street art or visit an iconic soccer stadium that was host to the first World Cup. Hungry? Bring your appetite to Port Market where you will find an endless bounty of delicious meats. (And fruits and veggies, too.)

Day 39 - Montevideo

Wake up ready to take on another day in Montevideo. Hop on a bike and cruise down the Rambla, soaking up sun and gorgeous views from this coastline avenue. Take a day trip to glamorous Punta del Este to admire the upscale neighbourhoods and gardens. Or if you prefer to relax today, kick back and chill in the park like a local.

Day 40 - Montevideo/Estancia Stay

Today, let the scenery of picturesque settlements and pastures guide you to Mercedes, your last Uruguayan stop at a local ranch, known in this region as an estancia.

Day 41 - Estancia Stay

Live like a local today as you experience life on an Uruguayan ranch. Walk through the serene countryside, learn how to make empanadas, and fish in the nearby river. End your estancia stay in the best way possible ?? with a local barbecue.

Day 42 - Estancia Stay/Iguassu Falls

Cross the border into Gualeguaychu in Argentina today. Unwind, relax and reflect on your travels as you begin your overnight journey to Iguassu Falls.

Day 43 - Iguassu Falls

Welcome to Iguassu Falls where your next adventure awaits. Choose to visit the Brazilian side of the falls and experience unforgettable panoramic views. Reach new heights with the option to take a helicopter ride over the falls, or check out a bird park.

Day 44 - Iguassu Falls

Enjoy a full day excursion to the breathtaking Argentine side of the falls. Don't forget to take pictures as you wander along paths to experience the falls from each exhilarating vantage point. You can also take a boat tour to see the cascading falls from below.

Day 45 - Iguacu Falls/Paraty

Wheels up! Take a quick flight to Sao Paulo today then head straight to the coast. Take some time to explore the colonial town of Paraty, then hit the beach.

Day 46 - Paraty

Do as much or as little as you want today. Go swimming, snorkelling, or explore the islands on a boat tour. Or, simply recharge your batteries by immersing yourself in the laidback vibes of Paraty. Paraty is a quaint colonial town renowned for its architecture??the pace might be slow but there's a lot to choose from. Considered one of the world's most important examples of Portuguese colonial architecture by UNESCO, the historic centre is a well-preserved national historic monument, and today has been closed to vehicles to preserve its laid-back colonial ambiance.

Day 47 - Paraty/Ilha Grande

Continue up the coast today and hop aboard a ferry to where your island paradise awaits.

Day 48 - Ilha Grande

The day is yours to explore Ilha Grande. Break a sweat hiking remote trails to experience jaw dropping views, or choose to relax on a boat tour through turquoise waters to some of the island's most beautiful beaches to swim and snorkel.

Day 49 - Ilha Grande/Rio de Janeiro

Say goodbye to island life and head north along a dramatic coastal road with sweeping views. Round the cliffs at Vidigal to catch a first glimpse of your next destination and one of the most memorable cities in the world ?? Rio de Janeiro. Take a city tour to experience the sights of Rio, like the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, or take a stroll along Copacabana beach.

Day 50 - Rio de Janeiro

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.

Day 51 - Rio de Janeiro

Depart at any time.
Summary

What’s included?

Extra expenses at the destination
Kindly review the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu rules and restrictions: https://www.gadventures.com/terms-conditions/inca-trail-booking-policies/

Accommodation

Simple hotels (30 nts, twin-share), hostels (9 nts, multi-share), overnight buses (4 nts), camping (2 nts), homestay (1 nt), basic hotels on Uyuni Salt Flat excursion (2 nts, multi-share), estancia/ranch (2 nts, multi-share)

Local transport

Public bus, train, hiking, plane, 4x4 truck, ferry.

Meals

Meals Included: 36 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
Meals Budget: Allow USD1250-1625 for meals not included.

Please be aware

Lima
- Lima Cooking Class (4hrs)
- Lima Biking Culinary Tour - Bike & Bite (75USD per person)
- Magic Circuit of Water and Tapas Night (68USD per person)
- Barranco Bohemian Neighbourhood Tour (45USD per person)
- Lima City Tour (65-85USD per person)

Pachacamac
- Pachacamac and Paso Horse Show (98USD per person)

Nazca
- Nazca Desert Cemetery and Potter's Studio Guided Tour (80PEN per person)
- Flight over Nazca Lines

Arequipa
- Juanita Museum (60PEN per person)
- Arequipa City Tour
- Santa Catalina Monastery Visit (60PEN per person)
- Arequipa City and Area Panoramic Bus Tour (20USD per person)

Chivay
- Hot Springs (15PEN per person)

Cusco
- La Merced Visit
- Cusco City Tour (45PEN per person)
- Inka Museum (10PEN per person)
- Cusco Tourist Ticket (130PEN per person)
- Cusco Cooking Class
- Rainbow Mountain Hike - Full-day Trip

Urubamba
- **Whitewater Rafting Urubamba (165PEN per person)

Puno
- Sillustani Burial Towers Entrance (45PEN per person)

Lake Titicaca
- Lake Titicaca Kayaking

La Paz
- Valley of the Moon Tour (150BOB per person)
- Witches' Market Visit
- La Paz City Tour (90BOB per person)
- Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos
- Death Road Biking Adventure

Chacaltaya
- Chacaltaya Visit

Sucre
- Hiking
- Mountain Biking*
- Textile Cooperative Visit

Potosí
- Silver Mine Tour (150BOB per person)

San Pedro de Atacama
- Valley of the Moon Visit (15000CLP per person)
- Sandboarding (17000CLP per person)
- Horseback Riding
- Mountain Biking (1500-5000CLP per person)

Salta
- Peña Folklore Show (400ARS per person)
- Quebrada de las Conchas
- Horseback Riding and BBQ (4000ARS per person)
- Cafayate Full Day Tour (1250ARS per person)
- Museum of High Altitude Archeology (200ARS per person)

Buenos Aires
- Tango Dinner Show
- Buenos Aires Guided City Tour
- Buenos Aires Bike Tour
- Teatro Colón Tour (800ARS per person)
- La Boca Neighbourhood Visit (300-400ARS per group)
- Buenos Aires Tango Experience

Colonia La Concordia
- Golf Cart Rental (18USD per person)

Montevideo
- Cycle the Coast (550UYU per person)
- Estadio Centenario Visit (150UYU per person)
- Museo del Carnaval (100UYU per person)
- Port Market
- Viven Museum (Museo Andes 1972)
- Candombe

Punta del Este
- Day Trip to Punta del Este (1400UYU per person)

Iguaçu Falls
- Itaipú Dam Visit (100BRL per person)
- Iguassu Falls Bird Park Visit (60BRL per person)
- Iguassu Falls (Brazil Side) Guided Tour

Puerto Iguazú
- Iguassu Falls Visit (70USD per person)

Paraty
- Paraty Bay Boat Tour
- 4x4 Tour (100BRL per person)
- Swimming (Free)
- Diving Paraty
- Horseback Riding Paraty (120-150BRL per person)
- Snorkelling
- Cachaça Distillery Visit (90BRL per person)
- Paraty Boat Tour (100BRL per person)

Trindade
- Trindade Day Trip (5BRL per person)

Ilha Grande
- Lopes Mendes Hike
- Swimming (Free)
- Hike to Pico do Papagaio (130BRL per person)
- Ilha Grande Boat Excursion (120BRL per person)
- Snorkelling Ilha Grande
- Ilha Grande Diving

Rio de Janeiro
- Rio de Janeiro City Tour (240BRL per person)
- Rio Football Game (150-200BRL per person)
- Rio Hang Gliding (750BRL per person)

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