Little House on the Cerrado - Reverse
Live out your Motoercycle Diaries fantasy (minus the hot actor and the motorcycle). Whether you've read the story or seen the movie (we don't judge) there's no doubt Che Guevara's story has inspired many a Latin America adventure.
(Was Santiago to Rio Reverse)
Day 1-3 - Rio de Janeiro
You think Rio is loud, colourful, crazy and fun now? Wait until 2014 World cup and 2016 Summer Olympics fever takes over.
- Ascend Corcovado Mountain and visit Christ The Redeemer
- Enjoy plenty of free time to hit the beach, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and get to grips to local life
- Perhaps visit the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches or take in Sugarloaf Mountain
Day 4 - Atlantic Rainforest
Ride the Serra Verde Express to Marumbi station and trek to our rainforest lodge for the night.
- Board the Serra Verde Express for an incredible ride through the Atlantic Rainforest
- Trek along the Itupava Colonial Rainforest Trail to Rochedinho Peak and Marumbinistas Waterfall
- Stay overnight in a jungle lodge
- Spend time relaxing, swimming or perhaps embark on further exploration of the rainforest
Day 5-7 - Paranagua - Honey Island
In Morretes we enjoy the charm of this small historical town before heading to Paranagua where we explore the islands that make up the Superagui National Park.
- Board a boat in Paranagua to explore some of the island that make up the Superagui National Park
- Keep eyes peeled for local wildlife
- Stop at Pescas Island for a lunch prepared by local villagers
- Take a walking tour around the village with a local site guide and visit Dolphin Bay
- Perhaps relax with a spot of fishing
- Spend two nights on the idyllic Honey Island
- Visit the historical fortress and the Enchanted Grotto
Day 8-9 - Iguazu Falls
Hear the falls before you see them. Little tip: wear waterproof clothes because you'll get drenched by the mist.
- Visit the thundering Iguaza Falls
- Take in panoramic views of the falls from the Argentine and Brazilian sides
- Set off on an overnight bus ride to Buenos Aires
Day 10-12 - Buenos Aires
Five reasons you'll love BA - tango, football, food, fashion and crazy nightlife. Another overnight bus ride to Puerto Iguazu. You should Google "card games" and "what to do on long bus rides" before this trip.
- Take a walking tour of this awesome city
- Spend free time making discoveries on your own during a two-night stay
- Why not try tango or head to an Argentinean football match (March - December)
- Board an overnight bus to Cordoba
Day 13-14 - Cordoba- overnight bus
Go for a wander. Stop by Che Guevara's old house and the Jesuit monastery in the afternoon.
- Arrive early in Cordoba and take a walking tour of the city
- Take a local bus to the town of Alta Gracia, with the option to visit Che Guevara's house and the Jesuit monastery
- Enjoy free time exploring Cordoba as you please
- Perhaps visit more of the Jesuit sites or some of the local chapels
Day 15-16 - Mendoza
Wine, glorious wine. We'll take you around the local wineries where you can sniff, smell, swill and spit to your heart's content. Sleep it off on the overnight bus to Santiago on day 16.
- Set off on a walking tour of Mendoza
- Look out over the city from the Cerro de la Gloria
- Take an afternoon tour of some of the significant local wineries
- Join optional activities such as trekking, horseback riding of excursion to Uspallata or Cruz del Paramillo
- Board a regular overnight bus to Santiago
Day 17 - Mendoza - Santiago
Take a scenic bus ride past Mt Aconcagua (6960m) to the wine growing region of Mendoza. This might be a good time to revisit "Grape Lady Falls" on YouTube for the hundredth time.
- Scenic bus ride through the mountains
Day 18-19 - Santiago
Use your free time wisely. Try some local wine and indulge in a terremoto in Santiago's drinking den, La Piojera. Terremoto means 'Earthquake', and you might feel a little shaky after the mix of sweet-wine and pineapple ice-cream served in a one litre glass.
- Take a walking tour of Santiago
- Spend a free afternoon exploring on your own
What to Know
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- International flights, arrival and departure transfers, departure and airport taxes, visas, all other meals, entrance to Sugarloaf, all optional tours or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.
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