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Andes, Altiplano & the Falls with Carnival



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...

102 Days
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USD 13,805.00
Price per day
USD 135.00

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Andes, Altiplano & the Falls with Carnival
Travel Quality
Budget Travel
Group Size
0 - 51
Age Group
18 - 99 Years
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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 Wild Andes Trek. Further north around the town of Huaraz, is the Cordillera Blanca, with some of Peru's most spectacular trekking trails, and in Ecuador we have some wonderful trails around spectacular lakes.

We head into the Ecuadorian Amazon Jungle as well as to some beautiful tropical landscapes on the Caribbean coast of Colombia.

It contrasts the historic cities of La Paz and Salta with the cosmopolitan centres of Mendoza and Santiago along with the Salsa capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires. It offers a wonderful insight into the life and culture of the Argentinean Gauchos as we spend a couple of days exploring the cordilleras with gauchos on their horses at our working Estancia.

We get to explore the real wilderness of Argentina and Chile – Patagonia including the 5 day visit to Torres del Paine National Park, where there will be plenty of time to trek the W Walk; or maybe riding or trekking around the magnificent Los Glaciares National Park around the dramatic peaks of Mount Fitz Roy will be your highlight but there is so much more, with Gauchos, horses, the spectacular Lake District with its twin towns of Bariloche and Pucon or the penguins and right whales of the Peninsula Valdes.

This trip is timed to take in Rio Carnival, the greatest party on earth. It is like nothing you have witnessed before in the scale, colour and vibrancy. The trip culminates in the chance to glitter up and attend the parade in the Samabadrome where you’ll be situated in Sector 11, close to the action!

Short Itinerary

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Campo Grande
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Rio De Janeiro
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Rio De Janeiro

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

Visited cities (27): Arequipa, Buenos Aires, Cafayate, Campo Grande, Cartagena, 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 great trip for those who want to experience more than just the tourist highlights of South America. A good mix of driving and time to explore with plenty of physical activity, culture and history. Accommodation will range from wild camping to hostels, hotels and home stays. A mix of high altitude Andean crossings, with Argentinean local life.



  • 2 nights in vibrant Cartagena
  • 2 Nights in the stunning Caribbean beach national park of Tayrona
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sacred Valley guided tour
  • 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
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu by local expert
  • Relax in the vibrant and cosmopolitan centre of Cuzco
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sector 11 ticket for the Sambadrome
  • Visit to Corcovado
  • Visit to Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Join us at one of Rio's famous Blocos
  • Party the night away at Rio Scenarium

Included in Price

  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
  • Breakfasts x 186, Lunches x 96, Dinners x 84
  • Comfortable Hotel 29 nightsHammocks 2 nightsBasic Hotel 17 nightsMultishare Hostel 18 nightsCamping 27 nightsGuesthouse 2 nightsHomestay 1 nightWild Camp 5 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.

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Andes, Altiplano & the Falls (97 Days)

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...

Next Departure: 21-Nov-2021
Starting at: USD 12,490.00

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