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Andes, Altiplano & the Falls



This fabulous journey takes us across some of the most spectacular parts of South America, criss-crossing the Andes and the Altiplano, through the lands of the Incas and their immense monuments, such as those around Cuzco and Machu Picchu. It goes from th...

97 Days
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USD 12,460.00
Price per day
USD 128.00

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Andes, Altiplano & the Falls
Travel Quality
Budget Travel
Group Size
0 - 26
Age Group
18 - 99 Years
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This fabulous journey takes us across some of the most spectacular parts of South America, criss-crossing the Andes and the Altiplano, through the lands of the Incas and their immense monuments, such as those around Cuzco and Machu Picchu. It goes from the steaming tropical cloud forests of Colombia's Caribbean coast, through to the immensity of the Amazon. It traverses the dry plains and dune fields of the Peru and Atacama Deserts and it takes us into the vast swamplands of Brazil's Pantanal.

It allows our travellers to get to the grass roots of the peoples who populate this region, be they the Quechuan Indian of the Andes or the Gauchos of Northern Argentina, who will teach us the to ride the magnificent Argentine horses across the cordillera. There is the wildlife too, jaguars, toucans, vicuna and of course the Cayman and piranha. Finally it allows us to explore some of the continents great cities, such as Cartagena, Quito, Lima, Buenos Aires and the fabulous Rio de Janeiro.

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Rio De Janeiro
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Day 5.
Day 6.
Day 7.
Campo Grande
Day 8.
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Day 10.
Day 11.
Day 12.
Day 13.
Foz Do Iguacu
Day 14.
Foz Do Iguacu
Day 15.
Foz Do Iguacu
Day 82.
Day 83.
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Day 86.
Day 87.
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Northern Colombia
Day 93.
Tayrona Np
Day 94.
Tayrona Np
Day 95.
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Day 97.

Visited Countries (7): Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

Visited cities (28): Arequipa, Buenos Aires, Cafayate, Campo Grande, Cartagena, Cordoba, Cuenca, Cusco, Foz Do Iguacu, Huaraz, Ipiales, La Paz, Lima, Lorica, Manizales, Medellin, Nazca, Otavalo, Pantanal, Popayan, Potosi, Puno, Quito, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Verde, Salta, San Pedro De Atacama, Uyuni



A true trans-continental trip ranging from the tough to the easy. A good mixture of camping, hotels, hostels and homestays. Some long day drives but a good number of 2-4 night stays allowing an in-depth view of the continent. An active journey with some great treks, horse-riding, opportunities for biking, kayaking or rafting.



  • Practice your dance steps in the birthplace of Tango
  • Explore the bars and cafes of Buenos Aires
  • Visit the Jesuit ruins at San Ignacio de Mini
  • Optional boat trips, forest hikes and helicopter rides over Iguazu Falls
  • 3 nights to enjoy the crystal clear waters and caves around Bonito
  • 2 night ranch visit and wildlife safari into the Pantanal
  • Boat trip to explore emerald coast islands around Paraty
  • Explore the beautiful UNESCO town of Paraty
  • Discover the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro
  • Explore the witches market & the dizzy heights of the world's highest capital city, La Paz
  • Day trip on the surreal Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats
  • Visit the Uyuni train graveyard
  • 2 day crossing of the desolate and surreal Altiplano
  • Star gaze in the Moon Valley at San Pedro de Atacama
  • Take the cable car for a spectacular view of Salta
  • Spectacular drive down Route 40 to see Quebrada de las Conchas
  • 2 nights to visit vineyards in Cafayate
  • Walk around the ruins of Quilmes
  • 3 night stay in a traditional isolated Argentian estancia with the Gauchos
  • Ride beautiful horses in an unspoilt location across remote Cordillera
  • Relax in the vibrant and cosmopolitan centre of Cuzco
  • Sacred Valley guided tour
  • Trek the Classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu Or, take the Wild Andes Trek for a truly unique perspective, Or even the train package with no trekking
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu by local expert
  • Visit the town of Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca
  • Boat trip on Lake Titicaca to the Isla del Sol
  • Explore the highest administrative capital city in the world
  • Explore the historic capital city of Lima
  • Boat trip to the Ballestas islands to view wildlife
  • Overnight on the remote beach of Puerto Inca
  • See the mysterious Nasca lines with a chance of an optional flight
  • 2 nights to explore the beautiful city of Arequipa
  • Trip to the Colca canyon to spot Condors
  • Homestay with local Quechua families
  • Trek the Classic Inca trail to Machu Picchu
  • Or, take the Wild Andes Trek for a truly unique perspective
  • Or, train package option with no trekking
  • 3 night stay in a community run eco lodge to explore the Amazon Jungle
  • Go white water rafting, canyoning or trekking in Banos
  • Try horse back riding or mountain biking around the stunning landscape
  • Visit the crater lake of Quilotoa
  • Stay in the classic colonial city of Cuenca
  • Buy an original Panama hat direct from the factory
  • 2 nights camping on the Pacific beach at Punta Sal
  • Try your hand at surfing or just relax with a cool drink
  • Explore the Chimu Adobe ruins of Chan Chan and the ancient Moche Pyramids
  • 3 nights to trek in the Cordillera Blanca from Huaraz
  • Explore the Peruvian capital of Lima
  • 2 nights in vibrant Cartagena
  • 2 Nights in the stunning Caribbean beach national park of Tayrona
  • 2 Nights to enjoy the colonial town of Santa Cruz de Lorica, home of the traditional Vueltiao hat
  • 3 nights to explore the infamous streets of Medellin
  • Explore the region of Salento and visit a coffee finca
  • Guided trek through spectacular Cocora Valley
  • 2 night stay in the historic colonial city of Popayan
  • Photograph the iconic church bridge of Ipiales
  • Visit the equator monument en-route to Quito
  • Full day coffee experience and plantation tour

Included in Price

  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
  • Breakfasts x 178, Lunches x 90, Dinners x 84
  • Comfortable Hotel 27 nightsMultishare Hostel 18 nightsCamping 25 nightsBasic Hotel 18 nightsWild Camp 3 nightsHomestay 1 nightGuesthouse 2 nightsHammocks 2 nights


  • The trip may include multi-day treks at high altitude, walking for 5-8 hours per day.
  • This is a fairly challenging trip; you may well be travelling at high altitudes, across deserts or through cold and windy or hot and steamy areas. The terrain and roads may be rough and the facilities can be very basic or non existent. There may be some long drive days followed by wild camps, and physically and mentally it can be tough, but there will be some rest days and time to relax as well.

Travel Package

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This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

Tour Variations

Andes, Altiplano & the Falls with Carnival (102 Days)

This 102 day trip journeys the length of the Andes, with the magnificent high plateau of Bolivia, the Altiplano. Along the way will be plenty of opportunity for trekking, either with other travellers along the Inca Trail, or away from the hordes on our Wi...

Next Departure: 21-Nov-2021
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