The Explorer

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 18 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-35 yrs
  • max group size 48
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-20704
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Cusco, Peru
  • Ends Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cusco: Graze on cancha or cacao nibs as you browse the local wares and see historical sights.
  • Sacred Valley: See this former heartland of the Incan Empire and hike around the Pisac ruins.
  • Sacred Valley: The sleepy town will give you a taste of local life in the Sacred Valley. Don’t forget to pick up some mementos at the market.
  • Cusco: AKA ‘corn beer’. This ceremonial bevvy was the drink of choice for Incan nobility.
  • Machu Picchu: Feel the goosebumps of excitement as you glide into Aguas Calientes and get ready to start this life-changing experience.
  • Machu Picchu: It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for! Time to explore the Incan citadel with your new Contiki fam. #travelgoals
  • Lima: Cameras ready. It’s not every day you get a bird’s eye view of the Amazon rainforest
  • Puerto Maldonado:
  • Puerto Maldonado:
  • Puerto Maldonado: Ride on a canoe over the serene waters of the Sandoval Lake, surrounded by lush greenery. Who knows? You might spot giant river otters sticking their head out to give you a show.
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The "The Explorer" trip starts in Cusco and ends in Rio de Janeiro. The "The Explorer" trip is a trekking and hiking trip that takes 18 days. You will travel through Peru, Brazil and Argentina and visit Iguazu Falls, Cusco, Lima and 5 other destinations. This is a guided group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Want a taste of Peru, Argentina & Brazil? This colorful collision of cultures follows Incan footsteps in Machu Picchu, dives into some jungle adventures in the Amazon, teaches you the tango and tastes empanadas in Buenos Aires and gets the party started in the home of Carnival: Rio. Forget just getting a taste - this 18 day odyssey is a feast for the senses.
Select Tour Version:
  • Day 1: Start Cusco
  • Day 2: Cusco to Sacred Valley
  • Day 3: Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes via Inca Trail Trek
  • Day 4: Aguas Calientes to Cusco via Machu Picchu
  • Day 5: Cusco
  • Day 6: Cusco to Jungle Lodge
  • Day 7: Jungle Lodge
  • Day 8: Jungle Lodge to Lima via Puerto Maldonado
  • Day 9: Lima to Buenos Aires
  • Day 10: Buenos Aires
  • Day 11: Buenos Aires
  • Day 12: Buenos Aires
  • Day 13: Buenos Aires to Iguassu Falls
  • Day 14: Iguassu Falls
  • Day 15: Iguassu Falls to Rio De Janeiro
  • Day 16: Rio De Janeiro
  • Day 17: Rio De Janeiro
  • Day 18: End Rio De Janeiro
  • Breakfast (x17)
  • Dinner (x6)
  • Lunch (x2)
  • Selina Saphi (or similar) hotel
  • Tunupa Lodge Ollantaytambo (or similar) hotel
  • Inka Tower Machupicchu Hotel (or similar) hotel
  • Corto Maltes Amazonia Lodge (or similar) hotel
  • Selina Miraflores (or similar) hotel
  • Unique Palacio San Telmo (or similar) hotel
  • Foz Plaza Hotel (or similar) hotel
  • Selina Copacabana (or similar) hotel
  • Travel by coach
  • Experienced Driver Guide
  • Any international flights to Cusco and from Rio de Janeiro are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this The Explorer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
This tour has not received any customer reviews yet. However, you can expect a good tour as it is run by a trusted travel specialist who has received 9 reviews for other tours with an average 4.9 rating.
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Explorer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 20 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 June 2024, a deposit of 200 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

The Explorer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this The Explorer tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • A multitude of COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day. Children below 16 who are unable to be vaccinated, will need to provide proof of a verifiable negative test result for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of this trip departure.
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