Atlantic to the Andes Experience

Mixed Board Basis 24 nights from £3,199 per person


This amazing 25-day adventure explores some of the most extraordinary scenery in the world, from the sands of Ipanema to the Andes. Along the way, you’ll explore the wetlands of the Pantanal, the distinctive landscape of the Uyuni Salt Flats and the mighty Iguassu Falls. These remarkable destinations will help you gain a thorough insight into diverse cultures, history and geography, taking you off the beaten track and helping you to see the real South America. (GCL - SXLR)


  • Spend some time unwinding in the relaxed island of Ihla Grande
  • Soak up the colonial history in Paraty
  • Take in the beautiful sight of Iguassu Falls
  • Enjoy a range of outdoor pursuits in Bonito
  • Observe native wildlife in the Pantanal
  • Visit the ‘White City’ – Sucre
  • Explore the highest city of its size on earth with a trip to Potosi
  • Take part in a three-day excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats
  • End your trip with a visit to La Paz
Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Rio de Janeiro

Arrive into Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your hotel.

Days 2-6

Ilha Grande / Paraty

Head south along the Atlantic coast to the Ihla Grande – one of the most beautiful and relaxed islands on the coast. Spend some time relaxing on the beaches or take a dip in the waters. There will be free time for hikes and walks around the island, before continuing on to Paraty by bus. There will be an optional visit to a cachaça distillery or a chance to take a boat tour of the bay and nearby beaches where you can spend the day swimming, snorkelling and diving. This colonial town is charming and filled with significant Portuguese architecture, making it a wonderful place to explore.

(Five breakfasts included)

Days 7-11

Iguassu Falls / Bonito

Transfer to São Paulo for a flight to the Iguassu Falls area, exploring both the Argentinean and Brazilian sides of this amazing landmark. There’s also an optional boat ride near the base of the falls, for a really unique perspective on this UNESCO World Heritage Site. From here, continue on to Bonito on day 10 for optional activities such as exploring the nearby caves and waterfalls, or snorkelling in the crystalline.

(Four breakfasts included)

Days 12-15


The Pantanal, one of the less well-known areas outside of Brazil and South America, is a vast wetland area around half the size of France. It remains one of the best areas in the continent for spotting wildlife. From the frontier town of Corumba, head into Bolivia and Puerto Suarez which is the gateway to the Pantanal. You’ll take an overnight train to Santa Cruz where you’ll depart for a local flight to Sucre.

(Three breakfasts, one lunch and one dinner included)

Days 16-18


Fly to Sucre, which is often referred to as Bolivia’s White City. There are many wonderful museums and colonial buildings to explore here, with optional activities including a visit to witness dinosaur footprints, a textile cooperative, and outdoor pursuits such as mountain biking and hiking.

(Two breakfasts included)

Day 19


Potosi is the highest city of its size on earth and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is an optional excursion to a working silver mine today, where you’ll learn about the history of this area and the harsh working conditions, or you can use the time to explore at leisure.

(Breakfast included)

Days 20-23

Uyuni / Salt Flats

Pass through the Bolivian landscape to arrive at the town of Uyuni, which is isolated and has a challenging climate throughout the year. It is here that you’ll begin your three day excursion through the Uyuni Salt Flats in 4x4 vehicles.  The striking white salt meet with azure skies for truly distinctive vistas that make for unique photograph opportunities. You’ll be staying in simple hotels made entirely of salt which have been upgraded with solar panels to provide you with hot water and electricity. Whilst travelling through this desert the scenery and wildlife is fantastic, volcanoes, geysers, salt lakes and flamingos are just a few of the things you’ll spot. On day 23, you’ll continue through the spectacular scenery, unlike anything else you have seen before travelling to La Paz by overnight train.

(Four breakfasts, three lunches and two dinners included)

Day 24

La Paz

La Paz acts as the de facto capital for Bolivia and is a bustling, contemporary city with its heart at the base of a canyon. While you’re here, you’ll take part in an optional city tour before having some free time to explore some of the many fascinating and unique markets, winding streets and historic structures. Take a trip to the witches market to learn about their unique rituals.

Day 25

La Paz

Depart from La Paz today.

(Breakfast included)

  • International flights
  • Internal travel: Public bus; plane; 4x4 vehicle; train; walking; optional hiking
  • Hotels (17 nights); night bus (1 night); train (2 nights); basic hotels on Salar de Uyuni excursion (multi-share) (2 nights); multi-share tented room with hammocks (2 nights)
  • 21 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners (Allow USD895-1165 for meals not included)
  • Rio de Janeiro stay; Beach time on Ilha Grande; Iguassu Falls visit (Brazil and Argentina); Bonito stay; Pantanal wildlife excursion (2 days); 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats (3 days)
  • Tour guide throughout; local guides
  • Small group experience; max 16, avg 10

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