Start Point
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
End Point
San Jose, Costa Rica
Ages
10 - 75+
Transport
Air-conditioned vehicles
& planes
Accommodation
2, 3 & 4* hotels & traditional homestay

The Ultimate South America Tour

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Summary

Now, this is as immersive as journeys across South America get! We've pooled our expert knowledge to design a 53-day tour across 8 of the most beautiful countries on the continent. Start in Rio de Janeiro, end in San Jose, and cross the borders of 8 Latin American countries en route. Feel the spray of the majestic Iguazu falls. Set foot in the driest place on earth in Chile. Take a guided day trip to uncover the secrets of Machu Picchu in Peru. See what all the fuss is about as you set foot on the Salt Flats of Bolivia. Island hop the tropical paradise that is the Carribean, and feel your pulse race as you Salsa dance somewhere in Colombia. This is an epic and unforgettable adventure!

The Ultimate South America Tour

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • 50 nights 2, 3 & 4* hotel accommodation in twin rooms - single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room and cabin
  • 2 nights traditional homestay accommodation in the Bolivian desert
Meals
  • 52 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 16 dinners
    *Vegetarian options available for all meals on request
Transport
  • Modern air-conditioned road transport
  • 9 internal flights
Extras
  • Services of your Expat Explore tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip
Not Included
  • International flights to/from the start/end point
  • Internal flight Lima-Bogota on Day 31
  • Internal flight Cartegena-Panama City on Day 42
  • Travel insurance
44 Experiences!

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Hotel Mirador Hotel Mirador
Hotel Mirador Hotel Mirador
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Pousada do Principe Pousada do Principe
Pousada do Principe Pousada do Principe
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Sleep Inn (Guaralhos) Sleep Inn (Guaralhos)
Sleep Inn (Guaralhos) Sleep Inn (Guaralhos)
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Viale Tower Viale Tower
Viale Tower Viale Tower
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Imperial Park Hotel Imperial Park Hotel
Imperial Park Hotel Imperial Park Hotel
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Hotel Crillon Hotel Crillon
Hotel Crillon Hotel Crillon
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Hotel Providencia Hotel Providencia
Hotel Providencia Hotel Providencia
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Hotel Don Raul Hotel Don Raul
Hotel Don Raul Hotel Don Raul
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Traditional Bolivian homestayTraditional Bolivian homestay
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Hotel GirasolesHotel Girasoles
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Hostal Naira Hostal Naira
Hostal Naira Hostal Naira
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Gloria Copacabana Gloria Copacabana
Gloria Copacabana Gloria Copacabana
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Hacienda Puno Hacienda Puno
Hacienda Puno Hacienda Puno
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San Agustin Urubamba San Agustin Urubamba
San Agustin Urubamba San Agustin Urubamba
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San Francisco Plaza Hotel San Francisco Plaza Hotel
San Francisco Plaza Hotel San Francisco Plaza Hotel
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Ibis Larco Hotel Ibis Larco Hotel
Ibis Larco Hotel Ibis Larco Hotel
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Ibis Bogota Museo Ibis Bogota Museo
Ibis Bogota Museo Ibis Bogota Museo
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Salento Real Salento Real
Salento Real Salento Real
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Poblado Alejandria Poblado Alejandria
Poblado Alejandria Poblado Alejandria
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BE LA Sierra BE LA Sierra
BE LA Sierra BE LA Sierra
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Posada Seineken Posada Seineken
Posada Seineken Posada Seineken
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Villa Colonial Villa Colonial
Villa Colonial Villa Colonial
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Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Garden Inn
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Gran Bahia Gran Bahia
Gran Bahia Gran Bahia
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La Fortuna Hotel La Fortuna Hotel
La Fortuna Hotel La Fortuna Hotel
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Cipreses Hotel Cipreses Hotel
Cipreses Hotel Cipreses Hotel
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Oceano Jaco Oceano Jaco
Oceano Jaco Oceano Jaco
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Start Point
Hotel in Rio de JaneiroAddress to be confirmed
Welcome meeting at 18:00 hrs
End Point
San JoseAddress to be confirmed
13:00 hrs
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Optionals

On Tour Excursions
All optional excursions are booked on tour and paid in cash to your tour leader, unless stated otherwise. Please note, certain optional excursions are subject to availability and could change as a result.
Transfers

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Accommodation

Want to spend some time in your tour departure location? We offer pre-tour accommodation!

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Dates & Prices

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Why this tour

Spend 53 days exploring 8 countries on one of our best South America travel packages. Expect a world of new possibilities as you journey across these beautiful countries on The Ultimate South America trip. This tour showcases South America at a relaxed pace so you can truly enjoy it. There is so much history to learn and deep-rooted, colourful cultures to immerse yourself in. Each country offers its own uniquely tantalizing food to keep you fueled. 

 

Begin in Brazil, stay in Rio de Janeiro, see Sao Paulo, and visit the Iguassu Falls. Enter Argentina through the Iguassu falls region before moving on to Buenos Aires and Mendoza. Chile offers more stunning experiences in Santiago and Calama. Enjoy a desert adventure through the Atacama and Bolivia deserts, and further on to the Uyuni Salt Flats. Then see more of Bolivia’s best places to see, including La Paz, Lake Titicaca and Copacabana. 

 

See Peru’s folklore capital, Puno, before experiencing the magic of the Sacred Valley. Visit Machu Picchu, then head into the cities of Cusco and Lima. Journey through Colombian coffee region, travel the river valleys of Medellin, and marvel at Tayrona National Park. Panama City holds more wonder and amazement, offering sightseeing tours. See an archipelago of islands in Bocas del Toro and hike up a volcano! Leaving the best for last, finish this incredible experience in the rainforests of Costa Rica. See Monteverde Cloud Forest before landing on the beaches of Jaco and finally reach San Jose. 

 

If you’re looking for a Latin and South America vacation, this all-in-one trip is perfect for you. Book our exciting guided group tour with an affordable small deposit, and look forward to a guaranteed departure as you take off for a once-in-a-lifetime journey.