Southern Cross Westbound - Rio to Lima

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 39 days
  • tour type Group
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Ends Lima, Peru
  • +23
  • Explore the Vidigal favela on a residentled tour.
  • Stare in awe at Iguassu Falls.
  • Search for wildlife in the Brazilian Pantanal.
  • Spend three days exploring Salar de Uyuni by 4x4.
Start in Rio de Janeiro and end in Lima, the tour Southern Cross Westbound - Rio To Lima is a guided wildlife trip that takes 39 days. You will be touring through Foz Do Iguacu, Ollantaytambo, Puno and 21 other destinations in Brazil, Bolivia and Peru. Southern Cross Westbound - Rio To Lima is a small group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please check the package includes section for more details.

From the sands of Copacabana to the heights of the Bolivian Andes, this incredible 39-day journey will introduce you to the diverse landscape and people of South America. Explore the wetlands of the Pantanal and the bizarre landscape of Salar de Uyuni, and revel in the mists of thundering Iguassu Falls. Gain greater insight into the culture on the region’s public buses and meet locals from the rural towns along the way for an immersive experience that few travellers have. Get off the beaten path and experience Peru, Brazil, and Bolivia — a vibrant cross-section of South America.
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  • On Oct 02 2018
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  • Day 1: Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 2: Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 3: Rio de Janeiro/Ilha Grande
  • Day 4: Ilha Grande
  • Day 5: Ilha Grande/Paraty
  • Day 6: Paraty
  • Day 7: Paraty
  • Day 8: Paraty/Iguaçu Falls
  • Day 9: Iguaçu Falls
  • Day 10: Iguaçu Falls/Bonito
  • Day 11: Bonito
  • Day 12: Bonito/Pantanal
  • Day 13: Pantanal
  • Day 14: Pantanal/Santa Cruz de la Sierra
  • Day 15: Santa Cruz de la Sierra/Sucre
  • Day 16: Sucre
  • Day 17: Sucre
  • Day 18: Sucre
  • Day 19: Sucre/Potosí
  • Day 20: Potosí/Uyuni
  • Day 21: Uyuni/Salt Flats
  • Day 22: Salt Flats
  • Day 23: Salt Flats/Uyuni
  • Day 24: La Paz
  • Day 25: La Paz
  • Day 26: La Paz
  • Day 27: La Paz/Puno
  • Day 28: Puno/Lake Titicaca
  • Day 29: Lake Titicaca/Puno
  • Day 30: Puno/Cusco
  • Day 31: Cusco
  • Day 32: Cusco/Ollantaytambo
  • Day 33: Inca Trail
  • Day 34: Inca Trail
  • Day 35: Inca Trail
  • Day 36: Machu Picchu/Cusco
  • Day 37: Cusco
  • Day 38: Cusco/Lima
  • Day 39: Lima
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
  • Hotels (26 nts), overnight buses (4 nts), camping (3 nts), homestay (1 nt), basic hotels on Salar de Uyuni excursion (2 nts, multi-share), tented room with hammocks in the Pantanal (2 nts, multi-share).
  • 33 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 8 dinners
    Note: Allow USD1145-1490 for meals not included.
  • Public bus, plane, 4x4 vehicle, train, walking, hiking.
Staff & experts
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, specialist Inca Trail CEO on hike, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your G for Good Moment: Favela Experience, Rio de Janeiro
  • Your G for Good Moment: Jukil Community Experience & Lodge, Santiago de Agencha
  • Your G for Good Moment: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women's Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo
  • Your G for Good Moment: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
  • Your G for Good Moment: Handmade Biodegradable Soap Products
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Discover Moment: Ilha Grande
  • Your Discover Moment: Paraty
  • Your Discover Moment: Bonito
  • Your Discover Moment: Sucre
  • Your Local Living Moment: Lake Titicaca Homestay, Lake Titicaca
  • Your Discover Moment: Cusco
  • Iguassu Falls visit (Brazil and Argentina)
  • Pantanal wildlife excursion (2 days)
  • 4x4 excursion to Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats) (3 days)
  • Floating islands of Uros visit
  • Lake Titicaca guided tour
  • Sacred Valley guided tour
  • Pottery making demonstration
  • Ollantaytambo storehouse ruins and hike
  • Inca Trail guided hike with cooks and porters (4 days)
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Any international flights to Rio de Janeiro and from Lima 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 Southern Cross Westbound - Rio to Lima tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Southern Cross Westbound - Rio to Lima 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.


A deposit may be required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure.

Travel Insurance

Southern Cross Westbound - Rio to Lima 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 Southern Cross Westbound - Rio to Lima 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

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Does this trip suit me?
  • 1. Travel Style : ClassicAll of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
  • 2. Service Level : StandardComfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 4 - DemandingSome high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.
  • 4. 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. Check individual trips for details.
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