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Little House on the Cerrado - Reverse

Trip Length

Trip Code

19 days GSSRR

Maximum Passengers

16 people

Countries Visited

Argentina, Brazil, Chile

Start City

End City

Santiago Rio de Janeiro
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)

Little House on the Cerrado - Reverse

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1-3: Rio de Janeiro

Meals included: 1 breakfast

You think Rio is loud, colourful, crazy and fun now? Wait until 2014 World cup and 2016 Summer Olympics fever takes over.

Day 4: Atlantic Rainforest

Ride the Serra Verde Express to Marumbi station and trek to our rainforest lodge for the night.

Day 5-7: Paranagua - Honey Island

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

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.

Day 8-9: Iguazu Falls

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Hear the falls before you see them. Little tip: wear waterproof clothes because you'll get drenched by the mist.

Day 10-12: Buenos Aires

Meals included: 2 breakfasts

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.

Day 13-14: Cordoba- overnight bus

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Go for a wander. Stop by Che Guevara's old house and the Jesuit monastery in the afternoon.

Day 13

Day 14

Day 15-16: Mendoza

Meals included: 1 breakfast

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.

Day 15

Day 16

Day 17: Mendoza - Santiago

Meals included: 1 breakfast

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.

Day 18-19: Santiago

Meals included: 1 breakfast

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.

Your Trip

Nuts and Bolts

Gecko's tour guide, local site guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing, meals and entrance fees as indicated.

Summary of accommodation, transport & meals




Not Included

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.

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.


Sugar Loaf US$17

Important Information

Public Holiday Inconveniences
Please be prepared for the inconvenience of sights such as museums and churches being closed to tourists on public holidays (ie. Christmas Day and New Years Day). Throughout Latin America, most museums also tend to be closed on Mondays.

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please ensure that you have the most up-to-date information for your trip. We recommend that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure. If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

14 May 2013

General Contact Details

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