Lima to Rio: Coast to Coast

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  • COVID-19protected
  • Trekking
  • Explorer
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 51 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18-39 yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Lima, Peru
  • Ends Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Go sandboarding at sunset in Huacachina.
  • Spot condors at Colca Canyon.
  • Conquer the Inca Trail on the way to Machu Picchu.
  • Experience traditional life on Lake Titicaca.
The tour "Lima To Rio: Coast To Coast" starts from Lima and ends in Rio de Janeiro. This is a trekking tour that takes 51 days. You will travel through Buenos Aires, Colca Canyon, Puno and 30 other destinations visiting Uruguay, Chile and 4 more countries. This is a guided small group tour. The tour includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

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.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 103 reviews
  • Sijan
  • From USA
  • On Dec 08 2019
5 - Excellent
Sijan's review for another G Adventures tour
“The Sydney to Brisbane trip was fantastic. Our guide was absolutely terrific even with the slight change of plans due to the storms passing through Tamworth or the bush fires devastating large regions of NSW. There was a mix of slow and fast paced days, some cultural exposure along with some coastal beach life. I would recommend people doing the longer Sydney to Cairns trip (or even through Melbourne) if they have the time.”
  • Tim
  • From Australia
  • On Oct 06 2018
5 - Excellent
Tim's review for another G Adventures tour
“What can I say, we had a really great tour to Sri Lanka. Extremely relaxing, cosy and just great to be on the water. Highly recommend it.”
  • Kate
  • From Australia
  • On Jul 14 2019
5 - Excellent
Kate's review for another G Adventures tour
  • Day 1: Lima
  • Day 2: Lima/Paracas (1B)
  • Day 3: Paracas/Nazca (1D)
  • Day 4: Nazca/Arequipa
  • Day 5: Arequipa
  • Day 6: Arequipa/Colca Canyon (1B)
  • Day 7: Chivay/Arequipa (1B)
  • Day 8: Arequipa/Cusco (1B)
  • Day 9: Cusco
  • Day 10: Cusco
  • Day 11: Cusco/Ollantaytambo
  • Day 12: Inca Trail
  • Day 13: Inca Trail
  • Day 14: Inca Trail
  • Day 15: Machu Picchu/Cusco
  • Day 16: Cusco
  • Day 17: Cusco/Puno
  • Day 18: Puno/Lake Titicaca
  • Day 19: Lake Titicaca/Puno
  • Day 20: Puno/La Paz
  • Day 21: La Paz
  • Day 22: La Paz/Sucre
  • Day 23: Sucre
  • Day 24: Sucre
  • Day 25: Sucre/Potosí
  • Day 26: Potosí
  • Day 27: Potosí/Uyuni
  • Day 28: Uyuni/Salt Flats and Desert Crossing
  • Day 29: Salt Flats and Desert Crossing
  • Day 30: Salt Flats and Desert Crossing /San Pedro de Atacama
  • Day 31: San Pedro de Atacama
  • Day 32: San Pedro de Atacama/Salta
  • Day 33: Salta
  • Day 34: Salta/Buenos Aires
  • Day 35: Buenos Aires
  • Day 36: Buenos Aires
  • Day 37: Buenos Aires/Colonia
  • Day 38: Colonia/Montevideo
  • Day 39: Montevideo
  • Day 40: Montevideo/Estancia Stay
  • Day 41: Estancia Stay
  • Day 42: Estancia Stay/Iguassu Falls
  • Day 43: Iguassu Falls
  • Day 44: Iguassu Falls
  • Day 45: Iguaçu Falls/Paraty
  • Day 46: Paraty
  • Day 47: Paraty/Ilha Grande
  • Day 48: Ilha Grande
  • Day 49: Ilha Grande/Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 50: Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 51: Rio de Janeiro
  • Simple hotels (29 nts, twin-share), hostels (9 nts, multi-share), overnight buses (4 nts), camping (3 nts), homestay (1 nt), G Adventures-supported lodge/basic hotels on Salar de Uyuni excursion (2 nts, multi-share), estancia/ranch (2 nts, multi-share)
  • 36 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
    Note: Allow USD1240-1615 for meals not included.
  • Public bus, train, hiking, plane, 4x4 truck, ferry.
Staff & experts
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo
  • 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 First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends
  • Your Foodie Moment: Huacachina Winery Visit, Huacachina
  • Your Discover Moment: Cusco
  • Your Foodie Moment: Sacred Valley Brewery, Ollantaytambo
  • 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 Discover Moment: Paraty
  • Your Discover Moment: Ilha Grande
  • Your Discover Moment: Rio de Janeiro
  • Sunset sandboarding & dune buggies (Huacachina)
  • Pachamanca-style dinner (Nazca)
  • Colca Canyon excursion
  • Inca Trail hike with a local guide and cook (4 days)
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Lake Titicaca excursion
  • Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats) excursion (3 days)
  • Entrance and visit to Iguassu Falls
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Any international flights to Lima 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 Lima to Rio: Coast to Coast tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Lima to Rio: Coast to Coast 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 21 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 November 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Lima to Rio: Coast to Coast tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Lima to Rio: Coast to Coast 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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Age Requirement

Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.

Does this trip suit me?
  • 1. Travel Style : 18-to-ThirtysomethingsFast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.
  • 2. Service Level : BasicSimple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 4 - DemandingSome high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.
  • 4. Merchandising : Award Winning Inca Trail ProgramNamed Best Inca Trail Tour Operator by the Regional Direction of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Cusco (RDFTTC) in Peru. Your purchase of this tour helps employ over 560 local guides, porters, cooks, drivers, and office staff — connecting local communities to the global tourism chain.
  • 5. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip.
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.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day or have a negative PCR test within 96 hours before your departure day.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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