Lima to Rio: Coast to Coast

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 51 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-39 yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-5247
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Lima, Peru
  • Ends Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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.
  • Cross the Salar de Uyuni and surrounding desert altiplano.
  • Spend the night at a G Adventures-supported community salt lodge.
  • Explore beautiful Buenos Aires with a free day.
  • Chill out at the beaches of Ilha Grande.
  • Marvel at Iguassu Falls
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The tour "Lima To Rio: Coast To Coast" starts from Lima and ends in Rio de Janeiro. This is a trekking and hiking tour that takes 51 days. You will travel through San Pedro De Atacama, Arequipa, Wiñay Wayna and 30 other destinations visiting Uruguay, Argentina 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.
  • Lima
  • Lima/Paracas (1B)
  • Paracas/Nazca (1D)
  • Nazca/Arequipa
  • Arequipa
  • Arequipa/Colca Canyon (1B)
  • Chivay/Arequipa (1B)
  • Arequipa/Cusco (1B)
  • Cusco
  • Cusco
  • Cusco/Ollantaytambo
  • Inca Trail
  • Inca Trail
  • Inca Trail
  • Machu Picchu/Cusco
  • Cusco
  • Cusco/Puno
  • Puno/Lake Titicaca
  • Lake Titicaca/Puno
  • Puno/La Paz
  • La Paz
  • La Paz/Sucre
  • Sucre
  • Sucre
  • Sucre/Potosí
  • Potosí
  • Potosí/Uyuni
  • Uyuni/Salt Flats and Desert Crossing
  • Salt Flats and Desert Crossing
  • Salt Flats and Desert Crossing /San Pedro de Atacama
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • San Pedro de Atacama/Salta
  • Salta
  • Salta/Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires/Colonia
  • Colonia/Montevideo
  • Montevideo
  • Montevideo/Estancia Stay
  • Estancia Stay
  • Estancia Stay/Iguassu Falls
  • Iguassu Falls
  • Iguassu Falls
  • Iguaçu Falls/Paraty
  • Paraty
  • Paraty/Ilha Grande
  • Ilha Grande
  • Ilha Grande/Rio de Janeiro
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 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)
  • 39 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
    Note: Allow USD1200-1560 for meals not included.
  • Public bus, train, hiking, plane, 4x4 truck, ferry.
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 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: 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
  • 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. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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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 22 September 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 September 2024, 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. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Age Requirement

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

Does this trip suit me?
  • 1. Trip Type : Small Group Group 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.
  • 2. Physical Grading : 4 - Demanding Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.
  • 3. Merchandising : Award Winning Inca Trail Program Named 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.
  • 4. Travel Style : 18-to-Thirtysomethings Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.
  • 5. Service Level : Basic Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

Permits to the Inca Trail are subject to availability. Kindly note that in case such permits are not available for your preferred date, you may need to choose a different date for your trip.

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