Central & South American Explorer

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  • Adventure
  • Overland Journeys
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  • duration 152 days
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 22
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Mexico City, Mexico
  • Ends Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Immerse yourself in chaotic Mexico city
  • Tour the Zapotec capital of Monte Alban near Oaxaca
  • Journey to San Cristobal des casas, the heart of Mayan culture
  • Head on a boat trip along the breathtaking Sumidero Canyon
The Central & South American Explorer tour starts in Mexico City and ends in Rio de Janeiro. The Central & South American Explorer is an adventure tour that takes 152 days taking you from Mexico City to Rio de Janeiro and through other destinations in South America.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT DRAGOMAN
5 - Excellent
Based on 1,020 reviews
  • Sharon
  • On Jun 04 2015
5 - Excellent
Sharon's review for another Dragoman tour
“Tig was very organized, even colour coded our notes! Always there to answer questions. Rich was also super helpful - a great team! Very kind, funny, make you feel instantly like part of the group. Both very good safe drivers, and good problem solvers! Never grumpy or frustrated with the group. Just really awesome people!”
  • Jack
  • On Dec 01 2017
5 - Excellent
Jack's review for another Dragoman tour
“It was fantastic! I had the time of my life!”
  • Megan
  • On Sep 19 2017
5 - Excellent
Megan's review for another Dragoman tour
“I had the best time. It was so well organised, had a great dynamic, and was really fun.Huachachina desert was a great way to start the trip. Full of activity.”
ITINERARY Expand All
Select Tour Version:
  • Day 1: Day 1: Mexico City
  • Day 2: Day 2: Oaxaca
  • Day 3: Day 3: Oaxaca
  • Day 4: Day 4: San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Day 5: Day 5: San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Day 6: Day 6: San Cristobal de las Casas
  • Day 7: Day 7: Frontera Corozal
  • Day 8: Day 8: Palenque
  • Day 9: Day 9: Palenque
  • Day 10: Day 10: Merida
  • Day 11: Day 11: Tulum
  • Day 12: Day 12: Tulum
  • Day 13: Day 13: Caye Caulker
  • Day 14: Day 14: Caye Caulker
  • Day 15: Day 15: Caye Caulker
  • Day 16: Day 16: San Ignacio
  • Day 17: Day 17: San Ignacio
  • Day 18: Day 18: San Ignacio
  • Day 19: Day 19: Tikal
  • Day 20: Day 20: Poptun
  • Day 21: Day 21: Poptun
  • Day 22: Day 22: Rio Dulce
  • Day 23: Day 23: Rio Dulce
  • Day 24: Day 24: San Andres Itzapa
  • Day 25: Day 25: Panajachel
  • Day 26: Day 26: Panajachel
  • Day 27: Day 27: Antigua
  • Day 28: Day 28: Antigua
  • Day 29: Day 29: Cerro Verde NP
  • Day 30: Day 30: Suchitoto
  • Day 31: Day 31: Suchitoto
  • Day 32: Day 32: Copan
  • Day 33: Day 33: Copan
  • Day 34: Day 34: Roatan
  • Day 35: Day 35: Roatan
  • Day 36: Day 36: Roatan
  • Day 37: Day 37: Lake Yojoa
  • Day 38: Day 38: Somoto
  • Day 39: Day 39: Leon
  • Day 40: Day 40: Leon
  • Day 41: Day 41: Granada
  • Day 42: Day 42: Granada
  • Day 43: Day 43: Isla de Ometepe
  • Day 44: Day 44: Isla de Ometepe
  • Day 45: Day 45: La Fortuna
  • Day 46: Day 46: La Fortuna
  • Day 47: Day 47: Monteverde
  • Day 48: Day 48: Monteverde
  • Day 49: Day 49: Manuel Antonio NP
  • Day 50: Day 50: Manuel Antonio NP
  • Day 51: Day 51: Boquete
  • Day 52: Day 52: Boquete
  • Day 53: Day 53: Camino Real
  • Day 54: Day 54: Panama City
  • Day 55: Day 55: Cartagena
  • Day 56: Day 56: Cartagena
  • Day 57: Day 57: Cartagena
  • Day 58: Day 58: Tayrona NP
  • Day 59: Day 59: Tayrona NP
  • Day 60: Day 60: Lorica
  • Day 61: Day 61: Lorica
  • Day 62: Day 62: Medellin
  • Day 63: Day 63: Medellin
  • Day 64: Day 64: Medellin
  • Day 65: Day 65: Manizales
  • Day 66: Day 66: Salento
  • Day 67: Day 67: Salento
  • Day 68: Day 68: Salento
  • Day 69: Day 69: Popayan
  • Day 70: Day 70: Popayan
  • Day 71: Day 71: Ipiales
  • Day 72: Day 72: Otavalo
  • Day 73: Day 73: Quito
  • Day 74: Day 74: Quito
  • Day 75: Day 75: Ecuadorian Amazon
  • Day 76: Day 76: Ecuadorian Amazon
  • Day 77: Day 77: Ecuadorian Amazon
  • Day 78: Day 78: Rio Verde
  • Day 79: Day 79: Rio Verde
  • Day 80: Day 80: Rio Verde
  • Day 81: Day 81: Chugchilán
  • Day 82: Day 82: Chugchilán
  • Day 83: Day 83: Cuenca
  • Day 84: Day 84: Cuenca
  • Day 85: Day 85: Punta Sal
  • Day 86: Day 86: Punta Sal
  • Day 87: Day 87: Huanchaco
  • Day 88: Day 88: Huanchaco
  • Day 89: Day 89: Huaraz
  • Day 90: Day 90: Huaraz
  • Day 91: Day 91: Huaraz
  • Day 92: Day 92: Lima
  • Day 93: Day 93: Lima
  • Day 94: Day 94: Huacachina
  • Day 95: Day 95: Nazca
  • Day 96: Day 96: Puerto Inca
  • Day 97: Day 97: Arequipa
  • Day 98: Day 98: Arequipa
  • Day 99: Day 99: Chivay
  • Day 100: Day 100: Chivay
  • Day 101: Day 101: Raqchi
  • Day 102: Day 102: Cuzco
  • Day 103: Day 103: Cuzco
  • Day 104: Day 104: Inca Trail
  • Day 105: Day 105: Inca Trail
  • Day 106: Day 106: Inca Trail
  • Day 107: Day 107: Inca Trail
  • Day 108: Day 108: Cuzco
  • Day 109: Day 109: Cuzco
  • Day 110: Day 110: Puno
  • Day 111: Day 111: Isla del Sol
  • Day 112: Day 112: Copacabana
  • Day 113: Day 113: La Paz
  • Day 114: Day 114: La Paz
  • Day 115: Day 115: La Paz
  • Day 116: Day 116: Potosi
  • Day 117: Day 117: Uyuni
  • Day 118: Day 118: Uyuni
  • Day 119: Day 119: Altiplano
  • Day 120: Day 120: San Pedro de Atacama
  • Day 121: Day 121: San Pedro de Atacama
  • Day 122: Day 122: Purmamarca
  • Day 123: Day 123: Salta
  • Day 124: Day 124: Salta
  • Day 125: Day 125: En route
  • Day 126: Day 126: Cafayate
  • Day 127: Day 127: Cafayate
  • Day 128: Day 128: Recreo
  • Day 129: Day 129: Estancia
  • Day 130: Day 130: Estancia
  • Day 131: Day 131: Estancia
  • Day 132: Day 132: Buenos Aires
  • Day 133: Day 133: Buenos Aires
  • Day 134: Day 134: Buenos Aires
  • Day 135: Day 135: Buenos Aires
  • Day 136: Day 136: Yapeyu
  • Day 137: Day 137: Foz do Iguacu
  • Day 138: Day 138: Foz do Iguacu
  • Day 139: Day 139: Foz do Iguacu
  • Day 140: Day 140: Bonito
  • Day 141: Day 141: Bonito
  • Day 142: Day 142: Bonito
  • Day 143: Day 143: Pantanal
  • Day 144: Day 144: Pantanal
  • Day 145: Day 145: Campo Grande
  • Day 146: Day 146: Brotas
  • Day 147: Day 147: Brotas
  • Day 148: Day 148: Paraty
  • Day 149: Day 149: Paraty
  • Day 150: Day 150: Paraty
  • Day 151: Day 151: Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 152: Day 152: Rio de Janeiro
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Transport
  • US Style School Bus, Boat, Flight, Taxi, Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Private Bus, Train, Local Bus, Canoe
Guide
  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accommodation
  • Comfortable Hotel 52 nights
  • Camping 38 nights
  • Basic Hotel 27 nights
  • Multishare Hostel 24 nights
  • Hammocks 2 nights
  • Guesthouse 2 nights
  • Homestay 1 night
  • Wild Camp 5 nights
Meals
  • 202 Breakfasts
  • 122 Lunches
  • 110 Dinners
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Mexico City 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 Central & South American Explorer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

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Local Payment The local payment is a group fund, paid separately from the trip price on the first day of the tour. It covers everything that the group does together on the ground. This is primarily hotel accommodation and campsite fees, meals whilst camping (but not while eating in restaurants), and included activities and puts money directly back to the local community. The local payment, or kitty system, is unique to overlanding tours and provides maximum flexibility and best value on the road - you can see exactly what is being paid for, you get everything at cost price, it keeps costs competitive by leveraging group expenses and saves on administrative costs. The fund is run by the tour guide, and any excess left over at the end is returned equally to the group. Local prices are estimated in USD when we print the brochure then reviewed monthly as local costs and exchange rates vary throughout the year. It's therefore important once you book your trip to check the website regularly and just before departure for any changes to the amount.

NEED HELP OR HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THIS TOUR?
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