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Explore South America

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 42 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Quito, Peru
  • Ends Buenos Aires
  • Hike through the Amazon rainforest and sample fruit, chocolate and if you’re brave enough, tree worms in a local indigenous farming community
  • Whether you trek the classic Inca Trail, the Inca Quarry Trail or take the scenic train route, the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu are a majestic destination, no matter how you get there
  • Through a vast Andean valley lies the Colca Canyon, home to the mighty Andean condor. See these magnificent beasts go about their morning routines at sunrise
  • The floating islands of Uros on Lake Titicaca are a marvel of concept, construction and history. Take a boat tour on the lake and spend the night with a local family in a traditional island community
Starting in Quito and ending in Buenos Aires, the Explore South America tour is a guided explorer tour that takes 42 days. You will visit Nazca, Cuenca, Banos and 21 other destinations in 5 different countries. Explore South America is a small group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

24 April 2018 – Due to an unexpected change on the bus schedule between San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) and Salta (Argentina), from the 5th of May 2018, this trip will spend one less night in San Pedro de Atacama and one extra night in Buenos Aires.

With a continent as huge as South America, and with as many incredible spots and sights to see across so many countries, it can be slightly overwhelming to narrow down the best of the best – but that’s exactly what’s been done for you on this trip leaving you free to focus on the most important part: enjoying yourself! Take in the best of Quito, the lush green of the Amazon Jungle, hike to the Inca splendour of Machu Picchu and puzzle over the Nazca Lines. See centuries-old Inca ruins around Cusco, tango the night away in Buenos Aires and lose yourself in Lima. Even seasoned travellers will find something new on this incredible South American journey that will tantalise and immerse you in the culture, sights and heart of this incredible place.
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  • Cindy
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“Morocco encompasses give you a great introduction to the Morocco country. You will learn and experience the wonder of Morocco have to offer. What made our tour geat is we have good tour guide Samir. He is native Morrocan and make the tour fun and provide authentic experience with the local. He will give you tips, infomaton, and safety recommendation when we our on our own to see city during our tour. I recommend this tour to see and experience Morocco.”
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  • Douglas
  • From Wales
  • On Jun 10 2019
“Was busy before joining the tour so really looking forward to wind down and get a well-deserved break. Starting in the hotspot of San Francisco and finishing in mind-blowing LA, with a lot of great flora and fauna in between. Our guide was knowledgeable and managed to make everything smooth. Was fortunate to join a great group of people as well.”
  • Day 1: Quito
  • Day 2: Suchipakari Lodge (Amazon Jungle)
  • Day 3: Suchipakari Lodge (Amazon Jungle)
  • Day 4: Banos
  • Day 5: Banos
  • Day 6: Cuenca
  • Day 7: Cuenca
  • Day 8: Lima
  • Day 9: Lima
  • Day 10: Paracas
  • Day 11: Nazca
  • Day 12: Arequipa/Colca Canyon
  • Day 13: Arequipa
  • Day 14: Colca Canyon
  • Day 15: Arequipa
  • Day 16: Arequipa/ Overnight bus to Cusco
  • Day 17: Cusco
  • Day 18: Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
  • Day 19: Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
  • Day 20: Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option
  • Day 21: Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option and Machu Picchu / Ollantaytambo
  • Day 22: Sacred Valley / Cusco
  • Day 23: Cusco
  • Day 24: Puno/Lake Titicaca
  • Day 25: Puno
  • Day 26: Puno
  • Day 27: La Paz
  • Day 28-29: La Paz
  • Day 30: Sucre
  • Day 31: Sucre
  • Day 32: Potosi
  • Day 33: Uyuni
  • Day 34: Salar de Uyuni
  • Day 35: Bolivian Altiplano
  • Day 36: San Pedro de Atacama
  • Day 37: Salta
  • Day 38: Salta
  • Day 39: Buenos Aires
  • Day 40-41: Buenos Aires
  • Day 42: Buenos Aires
  • Day 42: Buenos Aires
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
  • Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nights), Dormitory (2 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (31 nights), Jungle Lodge (2 nights), Overnight bus (2 nights)
  • 37 Breakfast, 9 Lunch, 8 Dinner
  • 4x4 , Bus , Coach , Minibus , Overnight bus , Plane , Taxi , Van
Included Activities
  • Quito - Leader Led Orientation Walk
  • Cuenca - Leader Led Orientation walk
  • Lima - Leader-led walking tour
  • Colca Canyon - Guided tour
  • Cusco - Orientation Walk
  • Sacred Valley - Community visit & lunch
  • Lake Titicaca - Boat tour & Homestay
  • Salt flats - Visit to 'Fish Island/Inca Wasi'
  • Uyuni - Colchani Salt Factory Visit
  • Salt flats - Altiplano tour including Laguna Colorada and Laguna Verde
  • Any international flights to Quito and from Buenos Aires 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 Explore South America tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 57 days before departure. For any departures within 19 November 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Explore South America 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 Explore South America 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.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Explore South America tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.
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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