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Southern Cross from Lima

  • Code #SSR
  • 49 Days
Duration
49 Days
/48 Nights
Availability
Dec,2017-Jan,2020
Group Size
Max 34
Departure City: 
Lima
Ends in: 
Rio de Janeiro
Accommodation
Budget Lodging, Camping & Hotel
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Trip Overview

From the iconic peaks of the Andes to the famous beaches of Rio, you'll journey coast to coast across the continent. See it all from majestic mountains to jungle to beach, from desert sand dunes to the world's largest salt flat to rolling wine country. You'll enjoy a hefty dose of ancient Incan Empire, travel across the Chaco of northern Argentina, witness the Iguazu Falls from two countries, and play on golden Brazilian beaches. From the Pacific to the Atlantic, you'll be immersed in the Latino way of life with a wonderful array of optional activities for you to choose from along the way. This is one epic South American adventure!

Included Highlights 
  • Experience four Latin American countries
  • Visit Nazca, famous for the mysterious Nazca Lines
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cusco
  • Overnight homestay on the islands of Lake Titicaca
  • Shop for trinkets at the `Witches Market' in La Paz
  • Take an epic 4WD excursion on the world's largest salt flat
  • Drive through scenic Argentinian wine country
  • 4 nights to delve into buzzing Buenos Aires
  • Witness incredible Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian and Argentinian side
  • Relax on Rio's golden beaches at Copacabana and Ipanema
Treknical Details

Interests

Beaches
Cities
Large Group
Mountains
National Parks

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 34
Camping
17 Nights
Budget Lodging
12 Nights
Hotel
19 Nights

Food & Meals

  • 29 breakfasts, 27 lunches & 18 dinners.

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a professional bilingual tour leader
  • Private overland vehicle transportation
  • All camping equipment (except sleeping bag)

Essential Information

  • This trip has a local payment of US$1020 to be paid to your tour leader on day 1.
  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).

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Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from. No two Trek trips are the same, with stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome adventure!

Also departs from Rio de Janeiro

Tonight it's time to meet your tour leader, driver and fellow Trekkers, but why not arrive early to see the sights, or add some extra hotel nights before the start of your tour to really explore all the city has to offer. Lima is a large bustling city, but many of the sights including the city's two main squares, the Plaza de Armas and Plaza San Martin, are within easy walking distance from your hotel and great for a spot of people watching! Explore the historic centre, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and full of beautiful colonial buildings and museums, including the Museum of the Inquisition and the catacombs below the Church and Convent of San Francisco. Check out Lima's art galleries for edgy art and be sure to sample the local food; Lima is known as the gastronomic capital of the Americas after all! Nearby Miraflores on the coast is well worth a visit for a meal or a few cheeky drinks.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Meals paid locally

Optional Activities

Church & Convent of San Francisco guided tour US$3

Hit the road heading south along the Pacific Coast to Paracas, where you'll have the option to travel by zodiac boat to the Ballestas Islands. It's sometimes called a `poor man's Galapagos' and it's a unique experience to see thousands of sea lions basking on and around the islands and a whole host of birdlife that calls the area home. Next up we make the journey to Huacachina, a spectacular desert oasis surrounded by giant wind-sculpted dunes - perfect for a spot of sand boarding. Jump aboard an awesome dune buggy ride and sleep under the desert stars on an optional overnight trip. Tonight could be the perfect opportunity to try your first Pisco Sour. Salud!

Accommodation

Hostel included (Desert Camp optional)

Meals

Lunch included

Optional Activities

Ballestas Islands cruise US$13
Overnight desert camp with sand boarding & dune buggy ride US$60
Sand dune buggy ride US$25

Continue south on the Pan-American Highway towards Nazca, famous for its parallel lines and hundreds of geometrical figures and animals etched into the desert floor, you'll never have seen anything quite like it. Is it historic art, an agricultural calendar or the work of aliens? To this day no one really knows how and why they were created, but see them for yourself and come up with your own theory! So many of the designs can only be appreciated from the air, so opt for a 30 minute light aircraft flight for a striking view of the `monkey', `hummingbird', `condor', `spider', and what appears to be a spaceman!

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Lunch and dinner included

Optional Activities

Chauchilla Cemetery US$3 (+$10 for guided tour)
Planetarium show & lecture US$20
Scenic flight over Nazca Lines US$110 + tax

Visit the bizarre Chauchilla Cemetery where you'll find ancient mummies, some still with hair and even their skin intact after thousands of years. Then for something a little less chilling, head back along the coast towards Puerto Inca, the original Inca fishing port which was only rediscovered in the 1950s. Tonight you'll camp by the beach, just down from the coastal ruins.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Arequipa enjoys a pretty impressive setting, surrounded by three volcanoes and with snow-capped El Misti looming large over its giant cathedral and beautiful baroque buildings. Make sure you have your camera on standby. Delve into the city's history at the Monastery of Santa Catalina, a vast complex of cobbled streets and cloisters, or head to the Museo Santuarios Andinos to see the frozen Inca ice princess `Juanita', a young maiden sacrificed to the gods over 500 years ago from on top of Nevado Ampato volcano. From Arequipa you can take an overnight excursion to the stunning Colca Canyon, which is twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, and just as epic! Head to the lookout point at Cruz del Condor for views of the river flowing a dizzying 1200 metres below. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for magnificent condors as they soar out of the canyon on the hot thermal currents. If you choose not to travel to the Colca Canyon you'll have some free time to explore Arequipa; there's a thriving foodie scene here so be sure to check out classic spicy dishes like rocoto relleno (stuffed spicy red peppers) in the city's communal `picanteria' restaurants, yum!

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Breakfast (x3), lunch (x3) and dinner (x3) included

Optional Activities

City tour US$12
Colca Canyon overnight trip US$82
Monastery of Santa Catalina US$12
Santuarios Andinas Museum US$11

Cusco (or Cuzco) means `navel of the earth' in the Inca language of Quechua, and on the journey towards the former Inca capital, the landscape just keeps on getting better. It's a gem of a city centred around the Plaza de Armas, which is dominated by its cathedral and La Compania de Jesus Church. But nowadays Cusco is also legendary for its party atmosphere and buzzing nightlife and it's jam-packed with narrow streets and some of the best restaurants, bars and shops around!

Cusco is a fun town to explore in its own right but it's also a great base for some really special (and highly recommended) optional excursions, including an Amazon Jungle excursion and the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu (if you prefer not to trek, you can also book the train to Machu Picchu). These optional excursions must be booked in advance; please request at the time of booking your tour to avoid missing out!

You'll have time to fit in both of these exciting optional excursions and more! But if you're happier to simply spend time exploring Cusco and the nearby Sacred Valley, there are plenty of other optional activities available here. Buy a `Completo' visitor ticket locally to get yourself two days of access to all the Inca ruin sites around Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Alternatively you could join an awesome full-day excursion from Cusco through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting the Pisac ruins perched in the mountains and the famous Pisac local market in the valley below for local crafts, pottery, jewellery and delicious empanadas; before making your way down the valley to the temple fortress of Ollantaytambo, and witnessing its enormous terraces climbing up the hillside.

Accommodation

Hotel included (if staying in Cusco)

Meals

Breakfast (x3), lunch (x3) and dinner (x3) included

Optional Activities

Chocolate making course US$22
2 day Cusco & Sacred Valley visitor ticket US$40
Massage US$25/hr
Sacred Valley, Pisac ruins & Ollantaytambo day trip US$30-52
Visitor ticket to all Inca ruins in Cusco US$22

This optional activity must be booked in advance; please request at the time of booking your tour.

Feel like a real life Tarzan with a visit to the Amazon rainforest, this is an absolute must do! From Cusco, head deep into the jungle on a quick flight to Puerto Maldonado, and board a small boat waiting to take you further into the canopy to your jungle hut, for a night like no other! This is a truly unique ecosystem on an incredible scale with such an array of wildlife; if you're looking for somewhere with the `wow factor' then this is it, trust us! Hit the jungle trails with a trained guide to really help you get the most out of your experience. You'll soon be able to identify some of the native species around you, David Attenborough eat your heart out! End this truly special experience with a visit to Monkey Island to see where monkeys are rescued and rehabilitated (and no, you can't take one home with you). 

Accommodation

2 nights Jungle Hut included

Meals

Breakfast (x2), lunch (x2) and dinner (x2) included

This optional activity must be booked in advance; please request at the time of booking your tour.

If you opt to hike the trail you'll cross spectacular passes and visit more incredible Inca ruins en route to the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Along the way a local guide will share their expertise with you, plus there are cooks and porters to carry the main equipment, leaving you with just a small daypack so you can focus on putting one foot in front of the other. On day one, your trek begins with a relatively easy four-and-a-half hour, 13 km walk which will get you limbered up. On day two, you'll cover roughly 9 km in about five to seven hours, and after the highest pass at Warmiwanusca or `Dead Woman's Pass' (4,200 metres), it's all downhill as the trail winds its way down old Inca stairs to your campsite. Day three takes you past the interesting ruins of Runkurakay, Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca, walking approximately 15 km in seven hours. However, your big day starts early after an overnight at Winay-Wayna, where you make your final walk towards Machu Picchu in time for the sun rising over the famous Sun Gate. Incredible! After an included guided tour of Machu Picchu, there's time to explore on your own and your brain will be in overload with all the fascinating history to discover about the Inca Empire and Quechua people. But all good things come to an end as you make your way back to modern civilisation in Cusco. Wash off the trail dirt and why not take time to celebrate reaching Machu Picchu with a pisco sour or two. Please note: Due to a restricted number of people being allowed on the trail each day, permits can sell out up many months in advance. If you wish to book the Inca Trail trek, please provide your sales consultant with your passport details as soon as possible to secure your permit. Without your passport details, we aren't able to arrange your Inca Trail trek. Please be aware that once your permit has been issued it is non-refundable and non-transferable. Should an Inca Trail permit not be available, you will have the option to book a two night/three day Lares Trail trek. A guided tour of Machu Picchu is included. The porters, cooks and guides work incredibly hard on the Inca Trail and the Lares Trail, carrying food needed for the four days, cooking equipment, tents and your personal items. While it is an optional payment, we recommend a tip of 100 Soles per person at the end of the route, to be split between your trail guides, porters and chefs. 

Accommodation

3 nights camping included

Meals

Breakfast (x2), lunch (x2) and dinner (x2) included

This optional activity must be booked in advance; please request at the time of booking your tour.

The Lost City of Machu Picchu was originally isolated in the clouds and self-contained, fed by natural springs and surrounded by agricultural terraces to feed the population. Due to its isolation many of the palaces, temples, baths and houses of the ancient Incan city still remain remarkably intact. The ruins were only uncovered by the outside world in 1911 when American explorer Hiram Bingham found them while looking for a different `lost city'. Cheers, Hiram! This iconic site is really something special and if you don't want to miss the once in a lifetime opportunity to visit Machu Picchu but prefer not to hike the Inca Trail, you can also choose to make the journey to Machu Picchu by train. Spend the day exploring this fascinating site (guided tour included), then take the chance to soak your tired muscles in the hot springs at Aguas Calientes or meander through the markets before returning to Cusco by train. Optional Train Excursion to Machu Picchu:

Accommodation

1 night Hotel included

Meals

Meals paid locally

Head to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake. Try some trout and kingfish from the lake or why not sample some of the local delicacies like guinea pig or llama if you're feeling a bit more adventurous! After your first night in Puno, cruise across Lake Titicaca to the island of Amantani for an awesome overnight homestay with a local Quechua family. You might even get the opportunity to play a little football with the local children. Visit Taquile Island where the people live in simple adobe huts, then hop aboard a traditional reed boat to see the famous floating reed islands in the Bay of Puno and appreciate how the indigenous Uros lived. Back on dry land in Puno, you'll have time to visit the colourful local markets, so don't forget a few souvenirs for the folks back home.

Accommodation

Hotel included (x2), Homestay included (x1)

Meals

Breakfast (x1), lunch (x2) and dinner (x1) included

Optional Activities

Traditional reed boat trip US$5

Cross the border into Bolivia and make your way to La Paz. The city is nestled in an ancient crater left by a meteorite, with the snow-capped Illimani Mountain providing a dramatic backdrop. You'll be staying near to the colourful street markets so be sure to check out the `witches market' where local women sell the weird and the wonderful. La Paz is also one of the best places to hear local bands play their traditional instruments such as zampoñas and charangos (pipes and ukuleles). For more adventure just outside of town, catch a bus or taxi and check out the obscure lunar-like pinnacles and canyons of Moon Valley. Guides are available on site or through travel agencies in town. If you really want to kick the adventure up a gear, make your way by mountain bike to Coroico, the gateway to the Bolivian jungle region. It's a little bit hairy getting there as you cross a 5,000-metre-high pass before descending to 1,300 metres on narrow, winding mountain roads carved into the mountainside and bordered by sheer drops. It's downhill nearly all the way and very exhilarating, but it's been nicknamed `Death Road', so it's definitely not for the faint-hearted!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast (x2) and lunch (x1) included

Optional Activities

Coroico "Death Road" mountain biking US$124
Red Cap city walking tours US$3 + tip
Moon Valley private tour US$20-40

Travel to the town of Uyuni, where you'll stay overnight before a full day included excursion to the largest salt flat in the world - the Salar de Uyuni. It's an awesome sight, stretching over an amazing 12,000 sq km. The contrast of blinding pure white salt against a brilliant blue sky is stunning (weather permitting of course!). Head out onto the vast salt flats in 4WD vehicles, stopping off at Fish Island (season dependent) where there are fantastic views of the surrounding lake. Giant cacti provide those classic photo opportunities and travellers have been known to get extremely creative with their quirky perspective shots out here!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Breakfast (x1) and lunch (x1) included

Optional Activities

Uyuni - Train Museum US$FREE

Head to the city of Potosi, the highest city of its size on earth, with a history closely linked to silver. Incredibly this was once the largest and wealthiest city in the Americas, and you'll see reminders of the grand colonial city it used to be in ornate churches and balconied mansions. Potosi became famous in the late 1500s as the world's richest source of silver and helped bankroll the Spanish empire for centuries. Unfortunately, behind the shiny surface of wealth there were huge amounts of tragedy. Learn about the forced labour of indigenous people and African slaves. A shocking eight million miners are estimated to have died here. It's well worth visiting one of the mines to learn first-hand about the daily lives of today's miners.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals

Meals paid locally

Optional Activities

City tour US$16
Hot springs US$15
Silver mine tour US$16

Pass through landscapes with brilliantly coloured rock formations and giant cacti. Keep out of trouble as legend has it that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid met their end at the hands of the Bolivian army near Tupiza, concluding their notorious string of bank raids.

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals

Lunch included

While some border crossings in Latin America can be easy, this is a notoriously difficult one, so sit back and relax as it might take a few hours! Cross the border into Argentina and take a drive through wine country towards the beautiful city of Salta, in the Lerma Valley at the foothills of the Andes. One thing you'll notice instantly is the cathedral and old colonial buildings, and you could simply spend your time wandering the city and people watching. If you want to ramp up the adventure, there are awesome activities available here like rafting, horse riding or mountain biking. One thing's for sure, you're going to fall in love with Salta.

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals

Lunch (x1) included

Optional Activities

Full day rafting trip US$65
Horse riding at ranch with BBQ US$70

Take a memorable drive to Cafayate, past the canyons and richly coloured, twisted rock formations carved by the Rio de las Conchas. Cafayate is famous for aromatic dry and sweet white wines, so grab a glass at one of the local bodegas for a taste. If you're feeling more active, find a trail then visit the cascadas (waterfalls) to cool off from the heat.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Breakfast (x1), lunch (x2) and dinner (x2) included

One thing about South America is its massive and there's a heck of a lot of ground to cover. Today is a long drive day so make sure you've got a good book, a pack of playing cards and some tunes lined up on your iPod.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Cordoba's centre is full of charming churches, plazas, museums and colonial buildings, with traditional Jesuit heritage sites sitting side by side with a buzzing nightlife, due to a huge student population. Cordoba is another Argentinian city known for its wine so treat yourself to a glass of vino, or round up your fellow Trekkers and join a tasting at a local winery. Head out of the city if you like the sound of a full day visiting an estancia (ranch), with a traditional lunch, folk music and the chance to just relax in the grounds or enjoy a leisurely cycle ride. This is the life!

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals

Breakfast (x2) and lunch (x1) included

Optional Activities

Estancia 'Dia de Campo' with lunch & music US$85-120
Local Winery & traditional meat house tour US$38-60

Buenos Aires is a stunning city and often a Trekkers favourite, and with four nights here you'll have loads of time to explore the different neighbourhoods. There are lots of options on offer and your hostel is right in the middle of it all, within walking distance of many of the city's highlights and transport links, so there's no excuse not to get out and explore. Across the Plaza de Mayo you'll find the Cabildo (old town hall), Palacio Municipal (City Hall) and cathedral, or stop by the balcony of the Casa Rosada (Pink Palace or presidential palace) made famous by Eva Peron and where Madonna sang `Don't Cry for me Argentina' in the film Evita. See the famous Recoleta Cemetery, almost like an enclosed city of its own, where Eva Peron and many other rich and famous Argentines are buried. Be sure to visit La Boca for its colourful buildings and culture, and the nearby bohemian area of San Telmo for the fascinating antique market held every Sunday. It's worth checking out a foot-stomping tango show when you're in town or a football game to see true Argentine passion! You'll definitely want to visit an asado (BBQ) for one of the best steaks you're ever likely to eat. Then when the sun goes down you'll find that Buenos Aires' nightlife will keep you out until the small hours.

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals

Breakfast (x4) and lunch (x1) included

Optional Activities

Tango show & dinner US$90
City tour US$20
Explore artistic neighbourhoods $FREE
Football match with transfers & guide US$80
Hop on/hop off bus US$20
Tigre Delta day trip US$22

Take in the scenery or catch a few zzz's after a big night in Buenos Aires as you have a long drive today.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

To truly appreciate how epic the Iguazu Falls are, you have to witness them from both the Argentinian and Brazilian side, so naturally we've included both! Get your first view with a stroll through rainforests and along boardwalks directly above the falls, and gaze down at the famous Garganta del Diablo (`Devil's Throat'), where fourteen waterfalls drop with such force that there's always a massive cloud of spray overhead. For a totally different perspective, take a zodiac boat ride up the river and under the falls. Tonight, visit some of the town's bars and clubs close to your hostel.

Eco Tourism Tax: the Argentinian government has introduced an Eco Tourism Tax of ARG20pp (approx. US$2) to be paid on arrival when visiting the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls.

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals

Breakfast and lunch included

Optional Activities

Jungle 4WD and boat trip US$12-60
Light and sound show US$17

Cross the border to the little Brazilian town of Foz do Iguacu (Iguazu Falls), where 275 separate waterfalls cascade over a 2.5 km wide cliff face. Visiting the falls from the Brazilian side gives you amazing panoramic views of the waterfalls on the Argentine side too. For a bird's-eye view over the entire falls, you can opt for a stunning scenic helicopter ride. For something a little different, there's an excellent bird park nearby and you can visit the world's largest hydroelectric dam at Itaipu and learn about the environmental planning behind the project.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Breakfast (x2), lunch (x1) and dinner (x2) included

Optional Activities

Bird Park US$14
Helicopter ride US$120
Itaipu Dam US$25
Rafain Show US$50

You hit the road making your way north through the very heart of the continent towards Bonito. It's a long drive and you'll stop for one night en route to break up the journey. Sit back and enjoy those views!

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Dive in to the aquatic playground of Bonito, known for the blue hues of its incredibly clear rivers and cave lakes. Walk through lush rainforest to beautiful waterfalls or why not swim or snorkel with the fishes.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Breakfast (x2), lunch (x2) and dinner (x2) included

Optional Activities

Balneario do Sol swimming hole US$15
Full day Rio da Prata snorkelling tour with lunch US$75
Mimosa waterfalls tour with lunch US$38

Roll through Brazilian countryside as you make your way across Brazil towards Parati.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Parati was once a major port for the export of gold and coffee and is a beautifully preserved Portuguese colonial town, known for its historic centre of cobblestone streets, its backdrop of steep jungled mountains and coastline of secluded beaches. Relax on a sailing schooner cruise around the bays, walk the gold trail or take a hike into the rainforest, the choice is yours.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals

Breakfast (x2), lunch (x2) and dinner (x2) included

Optional Activities

Boat cruise US$40

You've arrived in Rio de Janeiro, one of the most beautiful cities in the world! In Portuguese colonial times Rio was the Brazilian capital and the main port for exporting gold and diamonds, and it's still sparkling today! Rio has so much to offer with famous landmarks including Sugarloaf Mountain and the famous `Cristo Redentor' (Christ the Redeemer) statue both offering great views over the city. You can't visit Rio without hitting the golden sandy beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon, for the perfect end to what's been the adventure of a lifetime.

Your tour finishes after breakfast on day 49 and you are free to fly out at any time today.

Please note: If your tour ends in Rio in time for Rio Carnival or New Year and you wish to stay on in the city after your tour, there is a minimum 4 night stay and you can book one of our extension packages.

Accommodation

1 night hotel included

Meals

Breakfast (x2) included
We offer a range of travel essentials with everything from additional hotel nights, travel insurance and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

There is a local payment of US$1020 which you will need to pay to your tour leader on the first day of your trip.

Our tours depart and finish at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

LIMA - THE KAMANA HOTEL

Jiron Kamana 547, Lima, Peru

This centrally located hotel offers spacious and comfortable rooms with LCD TVs, cable and free Wi-Fi. Their Koala bar and restaurant offers traditional Peruvian cuisine and renowned Pisco Sours made be an expert bartender.

 

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £38 | US$48 | Eur46 | AU$72 | NZ$80
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

Airport transfers in Lima can either by booked in advance with TrekAmerica or arranged locally on arrival.

Transfers booked in advance cost approximately US$30 per person. Please contact us for more information.

To arrange locally on arrival, we recommend you use the pre-pay taxi desks after customs at the airport. Recommended companies include Taxi CMV and Taxi Mitsui Remise. The cost of a taxi from the airport to our downtown hotel should be approximately US$15 to $25. The airport is approximately 30 to 45 minutes from the city centre depending on traffic.

Our tours depart and finish at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

RIO DE JANEIRO - HOTEL REGINA

R. Ferreira Viana 291, Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro FJ 22210-040, Brazil

With a great location in the Flamengo district, this classic style hotel offers flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and minibar in addition to an international restaurant, gym and sauna.

 

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £86-158 | US$108-198 | Eur102-188 | AU$162-298 | NZ$178-326
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

Airport transfers in Rio de Janeiro can either by booked in advance with TrekAmerica or arranged locally on arrival.

Transfers booked in advance cost approximately US$60 per person. Please contact us for more information.

To arrange upon arrival, taxis are available and we recommend you use the pre-pay taxi counters inside the terminal situated just outside the customs hall. You need to pay at the counter and will be given a voucher which you can present to the driver (do not pay the driver directly). It takes approximately 45 minutes to get to the city centre depending on traffic and a taxi will cost approximately US$20.

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If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ​

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There are loads of exciting optional activities available for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above.

Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You'll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items!

As local weather conditions and seasonality can change not all optional activities may be available on your trip and prices can be subject to change.

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