The Latin Quest (Without Inca Trail Trek, start Quito, end Rio de Janeiro)

 

Highlights

 

 

Quito

 

  • Locally guided city tour and view the Palace of Congress, Presidential Palace, Independence Square & Churches of San Francisco, La Compania & La Catedral
  • Visit Panecillo lookout
  • Visit the Equator & Inti-Ñan Musuem

 

Guayaquil to Isabela Island

 

  • Boat ride to Isabela Island
  • See Galapagos' famous giant tortoises
  • Visit the lava tunnels

 

Isabela Island

 

  • Snorkelling experience
  • Wildlife kayaking adventure

 

Isabela Island to Santa Cruz Island

 

  • Guided tour of the Giant Tortoise Breeding Centre
  • Visit Tortuga Bay

 

Santa Cruz Island to San Cristobal Island

 

  • See the island's famous sea lions
  • Visit the Charles Darwin Research Station

 

San Cristobal Island

 

  • Boat cruise & off shore bird spotting experience
  • Explore Kicker Rock
  • Indulge in our Galapagos BBQ feast
  • Visit Puerto Grande Beach

 

Lima

 

  • Lima city tour - see the historical centre, Barranco & Miraflores

 

Arequipa to Colca Canyon

 

  • See wild Vicuña
  • See El Misti, Chachani & Pichu Pichu volcanoes
  • Visit the Salinas & Aguada Blanca National Reserve

 

Colca Canyon to Puno

 

  • See the massive Colca Canyon
  • Visit Cruz del Condor
  • Visit Yanque

 

Puno

 

  • Island boat trip on Lake Titicaca
  • Ride on a triciclo!
  • Visit Taquile & Uros island communities

 

Puno to Cusco

 

  • Visit Pukara, La Raya & Sicuani
  • Entry to the Temple of Wiracocha

 

Cusco

 

  • City walking tour

 

Cusco to Sacred Valley

 

  • Entry into the Sacred Valley & a guided tour of the ancient ruins of Pisac & Ollantaytambo
  • Try some local Chicha de Jora

 

Train to Aguas Calientes or trek the Inca Trail

 

  • Train ride to the 104km point
  • Tour Machu Picchu with our local guide

 

Cusco to Jungle Lodge

 

  • City tour
  • Canopy hike for amazing jungle views
  • Special stay in our Amazon Rainforest Jungle Ecolodge
  • Visit the Infierno community

 

Jungle Lodge to Puerto Maldonado

 

  • Locally guided jungle catamaran cruise

 

Lima to Buenos Aires

 

  • Included flight

 

Buenos Aires to Iguassu Falls

 

  • Visit Iguassu National Park (Parque Nacional do Iguaçu - Brazilian side)

 

Iguassu Falls

 

  • Visit Iguassu National Park (Parque Nacional Iguazú - Argentinian side)
  • See the Devils Throat
  • Taste delicious Brazillian BBQ

 

Rio de Janeiro

 

  • Visit Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Cable car ride up Sugarloaf Mountain

 

Depart Rio de Janeiro

 

  • Favela Tour
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You will visit the following 4 places:

Ecuador

Ecuador

Ecuador is a country in Northwestern South America, with a Pacific Ocean coastline, lying on the Equator between Colombia, to the northeast, and Peru. Spanish is the official language and is spoken by a majority of the population, though thirteen Amerindian languages are also recognized, including Quichua and Shuar. The capital city is Quito, while the largest city is Guayaquil. In reflection of the country's rich cultural heritage, the historical center of Quito was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Ecuador has a developing economy that is highly dependent on commodities, namely petroleum and agricultural products. The country is classified as a medium-income country. Ecuador's economy is the eighth largest in Latin America and experienced an average growth of 4.6% between 2000 and 2006. The country was able to maintain relatively superior growth during the crisis. The country also has potential for the industry in a variety of sectors, including domestic production of raw materials and manufactured textiles, mining, chemical, petrochemical, and oil refinement. Power generation is also a potential sector that is starting to be developed due to Ecuador's high water potential in various sectors of the country; the development of products based on the melting or glass materials, production and agro-processed foods, and pharmaceutical production, among others. The most relevant project currently under development is the Pacific refinery, located in Manta, which will be one of the largest in the region.

Argentina

Argentina

Argentina is a diverse country, both naturally and culturally, with geography ranges from northern deserts to humid jungles and culture, art and architectural influences from around the world. The name "Argentina" is derived from Latin argentum ("silver", plata in Spanish), a noun associated with the silver mountains legend, widespread among the first European explorers of the La Plata Basin. The country is best known for its tango, steak and football.

Brazil

Brazil

Brazil – the largest sovereign state in Latin America. A federal republic, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country, by both geographical area and total population. It is the largest Portuguese-speaking country in the world, and the only one in the Americas. It is a country of great diversity, and is famous for its football (soccer) tradition and its annual Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Recife and Olinda. It is also a land of profound economic contradictions.

Peru

Peru

Peru is an extremely biodiverse country in western South America. From exotic jungle to coastal desert via the breathtaking peaks of the Andes, the country has the second highest number of bird species in the world. The main attractions are their archaeological patrimony of pre-Columbian cultures and the hub of the Inca's empire, their gastronomy, their colonial architecture (it has imposing colonial constructions) and their natural resources (a paradise for ecological tourism). Peru’s staggering variety of places to visit means the potential for adventure is boundless!

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