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Patagonia & Andes between Cuzco and Rio de Janeiro via Ushuaia

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  • Brotas
  • Southern Pantanal
  • Foz do Iguaçu
  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Jaramillo
  • Ushuaia
  • La Paz
  • Santiago
  • Strait of Magellan
  • Monte Hermoso
  • Rio Pinturas
  • Uyuni
  • Rio Ceballos
  • Bariloche
  • Esquel
  • Los Glaciares National Park
  • Buenos Aires
  • Valdes Peninsula
  • Salto De Laja
  • Copacabana
  • Mendoza
  • Potosí
  • Puno
  • Bonito
  • San Ignacio de Mini
  • Cafayate
  • Salta
  • Pucón
  • Campo Grande
  • Quilmes Ruins
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • El Calafate
  • Strait of Magellan
  • El Chaltén
  • Bolivian Altiplano
  • Paraty
  • Puerto Madryn
  • Camarones
  • Concordia
  • Inca Trail
  • Machu Picchu
  • Cuzco
  • Tierra del Fuego
  • Yapeyú
  • Iguazu Falls
  • Sacred Valley
  • Salar de Uyuni
  • Isla Del Sol
  • Argentinian Patagonia
  • Sillustani Ruins
  • Cueva de las Manos
  • Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Cochabamba

Overlanding is the best way to see South America by far! Dragoman have been leading the way in South American overland expeditions since 1990, so take advantage of our years of experience and come with us as we include all the must-see attractions as well as heading to some unique hidden gems, well away from the usual tourist trail. We start this epic journey at the phenomenal city of Cuzco, our base for one of South America's best highlights, the Inca Trails and a visit to the legendary ruined city of Machu Picchu. After Cuzco, we will head south to the serene shores of Lake Titicaca and its sacred Inca island of Isla del Sol, and then move on to the thriving Bolivian city of La Paz. Heading south from La Paz, we visit our local community stay in Livichuco and the famous mining town of Potosi, before arriving in one of the continent's most spectacular natural wonders - the phenomenal salt flats of Salar de Uyuni. From here we will overland across the other-worldly scenery of the Bolivian Altiplano into the incredible Atacama Deserts of Chile, and then cross the Andes into the beautiful arid regions of Argentina and the wonderful town of Salta. We will make our way south through the wine regions and highlands of northwest Argentina before arriving at a very special highlight of this trip - our unique estancia stay for two days of horse riding on an idyllic country ranch. From here we make our way to the spectacular town of Mendoza, under the shadow of the Andes' highest mountains, before finally crossing the Andes again to arrive in the Chilean capital of Santiago. We will continue south from Santiago into the Chilean and Argentinian Lake District to enjoy the wealth of optional activities and beautiful scenery in Pucon and Barlioche. From there we journey to the fabled land of Patagonia, famous for its hauntingly desolate scenery, its huge glaciers near El Calafate, the phenomenal mountain scenery of El Chalten and Torres del Paine, and the chance to get out trekking, climbing and horse riding! We will see all of Patagonia's highlights, visit the world's southernmost town of Ushuaia, before making our way up the rugged Atlantic coast to the cosmoplitan Argentinan capital of Buenos Aires. From Buenos Aires, the cosmopolitan capital of Argentina, we head north along the classic route to the iconic Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro - there is so much to see through this region, such as the two iconic cities themselves including the latter's incredible Christ the Redeemer statue, the phenomenal paradise of the Emerald Coast, the wildlife-rich wetlands of the Pantanal, and of course the mighty Iguazu Falls! Join Dragoman for this wonderful and unforgettable trip!

  • Day 1 Rio De Janeiro

    Border information: if you are joining in Rio de Janeiro, you will most likely enter Brazil at Rio de Janeiro Galeão International Airport. Welcome to the iconic Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro! There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. In Rio de Janeiro we will stay in a great hotel in the Flamengo district, close to the beach and the metro station.

  • Day 2 to 4 Paraty

    Today our journey begins with a short drive to the colonial town of Paraty on the Emerald Coast of the Atlantic! Estimated Drive Time - 4 hours (please note that all drive times given here are approximate estimates only and are given with the best intentions - however please be aware that the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!). On our first full day in Paraty, we will have an included boat trip around the incredible islands and beaches off the coast.  On our second day, we will have free time to explore the town, take a historical tour, walk along the stunning scenery of the coastline, head out snorkelling or diving, or simply relax on the idyllic beaches. In Paraty we wil camp at a well equipped hostel.

  • Day 5 Brotas

    Today we will drive to the remote town of Brotas in southeastern Brazil. In Brotas we will stay at a campsite with good facilities. Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours.

  • Day 6 Brotas

    Today we will have a free day to take part in adventure activities such as white water rafting and canyoning, or maybe just to relax by the pool.

  • Day 7 Campo Grande

    Today we will start driving west towards the Southern Pantanal, and wild camp towards the end of the day somewhere close to the city of Campo Grande. Estimated Drive Time - 8-10 hours.

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