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LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCES FOR INDEPENDENT TRAVELLERS


THE BAMBA DIFFERENCE

Freedom of Independent Travel Travel independently by choosing a Hop-On Hop-Off pass, a self-guided trip or a short small group adventure that fits your budget, time-frame and way of travel. Travel your way Customise your trip by booking a flexible pass or a budget, mid-range or premium adventure in any travel style: bus tour, selfguided, small group, private tour or a tailormade trip. Experience-Driven Adventures Experience the best of each country with authentic cultural experiences, natural interactions, expert guides and unparalleled adventures across the planet. Online Trip Manager Manage your trip details, itinerary and make changes with just a few easy clicks on our innovative travel technology website. Customer Service Excellence Your happiness is all that matters, we make it our priority to take care of you so you can relax and enjoy your trip.

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Explore new landscapes, savour delicious new tastes and smells,


relax and laugh with new friends, experience things you have never done before.


Let go of everything,


explore the world and get to know yourself.


TOP 10

Reasons To Travel With Bamba Experience

1 Global Travel Network

6 innovator in travel technology

2 Be independent

7 great value

3 save time

8 flexibility

4 customer service oriented

9 hand-picked experiences & partners

5 tailor your trip

10 adventures for all

Wherever you want to go, we are there for you. We currently operate in over 50 countries across 5 continents. Travelling with us is like travelling on your own, but with an expert travel friend making bookings for you, making independent travel easy. We take care of all the hassle of organising your trip so you can simply enjoy your holiday. Our main priority is your happiness. We take care of you, like we take care of our family members, before, during and after your trip. This has earned us a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. We can arrange a trip to take you wherever your heart desires. From the simplest of routes to the most unique and specialised itineraries.

Access your trip online and manage your itinerary with a few clicks so you can have the best travel experience. We offer the best quality transportation, activities and accommodation with trusted local operators at the most competitive rates. We know that travel plans change, so we are always open to help you change them to fit your needs.

We’ve spent years selecting the best experiences and partners so you can interact with locals, be close to nature, learn about cultures, and go on new adventures that will change the way you see the world. No matter what your budget, interest, or way of travelling, you’ll find an adventure that suits your travel needs.


CORE VALUES To create the ultimate travel experience

Focus on Experiences

Be Passionate

Be Adventurous & Open-Minded

Life is made out of moments, and those moments are created by experiences. So get out there, and experience things you’ve never done before. Dine with a local family in Singapore, trek a volcano, go sand-boarding, stay with a local Mayan family, or snorkel in underground caves.

Being passionate and enjoying what you do in life is a guaranteed path to happiness and success. We are passionate about creating unique and genuine travel experiences. We enjoy and take great pride in helping travellers discover the true heart and soul of every destination.

We only live once, so we need to make the most out of it. Travel, meet interesting people, do things you have never done before, immerse yourself in nature, give love, find yourself and do whatever you feel will make you happy on a day by day basis before it’s too late.

Deliver Happiness

We deliver happiness by going above and beyond the call of duty to be helpful and ensure the customer has unique experiences and receives unrivaled customer service.

Promote Sustainability

We cooperate with an extensive network of local partners worldwide to positively impact the communities we visit. In addition, 1% of our sales is donated to charity.

Constantly Innovate

Constantly innovating through unique experiences, differentiated trip styles, and innovative technology to enrich the customer experience.


trip styles

Choose from our diverse trip styles that offer a travel style for every type of traveller.

Hop-On Hop-Off Passes (Page 154)

Adventure Trips & Treks (Page 22)

Our open-dated Hop-On HopOff Passes allow you to travel independently along a chosen route at your own pace with the flexibility to make changes to your departure dates along the way. Your pass includes all public transportation, handpicked experiences and assistance from our Happiness Team who is always there to answer questions.

Looking to travel independently, but still want to join a short group tour during your trip? Our Adventure Trips are exciting short 1-8 days guided group tours in the most amazing places on earth. Choose from private, small group or bus tours to great places with fun activities. Book alone or combine several for the perfect travel experience!

Self-Guided Adventures (Page 22)

Voluntour Experiences (Page 14)

Our self-guided trips are perfect for independent travellers who don’t want a group tour, but do want the assurance that everything is pre-booked. Travel on fixed itineraries, with tons of included activities and local guides only, all transportation and your choice of accommodation. Everything is organised in advance with mostly daily departures.

Participating in a volunteer program while travelling is a fantastic option to add a new dimension to your travel experience and maximize the satisfaction you get from it. Enjoy travelling even more while getting the chance to give something back to the local communities that have welcomed you and taught you so much along the way.


TRIP STYLE:

tailor made

Our list of hop-on hop-off passes and adventure trips in the brochure is a guide. We also specialise in creating customised trips! So if you still haven’t found the perfect route, our expert team can create a personalised itinerary with customised activities, lodging, and transportation options just for you. Request Quick, Personalised, Experience-Focused Quotes Thanks to our large network of local partners and our experience designing personalised trips, we can help you create a trip tailored to your exact needs and desires, easily and quickly: Customise a hop-on hop-off pass Options: Include accommodation (hostel, 3* or 4* hotels), add/remove stops, add/remove experiences. Customise a self-guided adventure Options: Choose a type of accommodation (hostel, 3* or 4* hotels), add/ remove stops, add/remove experiences. Create your own private group tour Our team is at your disposal to help create competitively priced and customised itineraries for groups of 4 or more with the possibility of choosing a theme; educational, trekking, community programs. Create your own welcome package We can arrange a welcome package for you in any city, including airport pickup, first nights’ accommodation, and city tours. To help you find the perfect route, tell us about your travel plans: • Trip Style • Preferred Destinations • Trip Duration • Budget • Interests • Start & End dates • Type of accommodation Contact us at sales@bambaexperience.com, or provide your local travel agent with this information, so we can organise a tailor-made itinerary that will fit your travel needs.

Visit www.bambaexperience.com today to get information and book your trip. You’re only a few clicks away from the experience of a lifetime!


Adventure Trips & Self-Guided Adventures

Meaningful travel experiences in every continent of the world


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TRIP STYLE:

adventure trips

Alternatively from our Hop-on Hop-off Passes, travellers looking for a more structured itinerary, with accommodation included, and a fixed trip length, can choose from our many Adventure Trips all around the world. Adventure Trips are organised trips with set itineraries which can be combined with any other Bamba trip or booked independently. TRIP TYPES To help you choose the Adventure Trip that is right for you, look for the following logos representing our trip types throughout the brochure: These small group adventures include great local guides, all of your transport, accommodation, and some meals. They give you the chance to move around more easily, step off the beaten path, and immerse yourself in the local culture. You’ll usually share your trip with no more than 12 like-minded travellers, though it is often less. If you are looking for private arrangements for you and your travel buddy(ies), our private adventures are perfect for you! We offer a wide range of itineraries that come with a private driver/guide most of the time. Our list of adventures in the brochure is just a reference. We can easily help you create and personalise your own private adventure! Bus tours offer a cheap way to visit touristic sites. You will usually be travelling with a large group by bus, on a fixed schedule. Most of these tours include bus transportation, accommodation and entrance fees. Extras must be paid locally. These are independent tours accompanied by a tour coordinator who will organise the tour but not guide you.


TRIP STYLE:

Self-Guided Adventures

Group tours with rigid departure dates and itineraries just might not be the right fit for your travel style. Travel independently on a fixed itinerary with pre-booked public transportation, included activities with local guides and the accommodation of your choice. Mix and match a series of short adventures and we will book the transportation in between for you. Your Choice of Accommodation: Choose to stay overnight in hostels, 3-star, or 4-star hotels ahead of time. Local Guides on Included Activities Only: There’s no tour leader to follow around on these adventures, only local guides for each included activity. You will travel on your own for the public bus portions and for the rest of the time you are travelling which allows you the freedom to do what you want and go where you please in your free time! Travel Solo or in a Group: Our self-guided adventures don’t require a minimum number of travellers for departure so if you want to go solo, all you have to do is make your booking and you’re off on an exciting independent adventure! Otherwise grab a friend or group of travel buddies and we will arrange everything for you. Travel at Your Own Pace: Explore at your own pace and take advantage of an independent self-guided adventure to experience an authentic new way of travel. Most trips have daily departures!


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AMERICA

Home to the Amazon Jungle, Galapagos Islands, Andes Mountains, Patagonia, the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu and Easter Island, and lively festivals like Carnival in Brazil, this diverse continent will astound you! TOP 3 HIGHLIGHTS Machu Picchu - Peru Watch the mist rise over the magical mountain-top archaeological site of sacred Machu Picchu and admire spectacular views overlooking the Urubamba River.

Uyuni Salt Flats - Bolivia Embark on an unforgettable expedition to the world’s highest desert in Uyuni to be amazed by abstract landscapes and endless, blindingwhite salt flats.

Galapagos Islands - Ecuador Walk beside incredible giant tortoises and explore the rich marine biodiversity of the Galapagos by snorkeling with sea lions, penguins and marine iguanas.


Machu Picchu Treks

SOUTH AMERICA Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu Trekking & Train Trips with Bamba Experience HIGHLIGHTS • Original and alternative trekking routes to Machu Picchu • Small groups (4-12 trekkers) for Bamba travellers only • Experienced English-speaking Peruvian guides & local porters • Quality camping equipment & delicious Peruvian-style meals

• Inca Trail Trek 4D/3N - The traditional and coveted “Inca Trail” Trek takes you along the original hand-built stone footpath of Inca royalty leading you to Inti Punku (Sun Gate) at sunrise to discover the magic of Machu Picchu as the mist rises. This 4-day trek among 50 kilometers through spectacular mountain scenery and unparalleled archaeological sites with rich Inca culture in the heart of the Andes will invigorate your soul! (Page 29) • Inca Trail Express Trek 2D/1N - Take a short 2-day express trek to Winayhuayna and Inti Punku (Sun Gate) to enter the impressive hidden Inca citadel of Machu Picchu as Inca royalty used to and sleep overnight in Aguascalientes. (Page 30) • Huayna Picchu Trek - Inside Machu Picchu, you can add-on an optional 2-3 hour roundtrip hike to Huayna Picchu mountain. This challenging trek must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance at an extra cost. Ask about availability and rates.

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Book in Advance: The Inca Trail & Inca Trail Express Treks can sell out from 3 to 6 months in advance, due to governmental regulations. Only 500 people (including trekkers, porters and guides) are allowed on the Inca Trail, 400 on Huayna Picchu and 2,500 in Machu Picchu archaeological site per day. In order to secure your trekking permit and tickets, we recommend booking early with your correct passport information. Tickets and trekking permits may not be changed or transferred.

Alternative Trekking & Train Trips to Machu Picchu • Salkantay Trek 5D/4N - Embark on a challenging and beautifully scenic trek along a less-frequented route in the pristine landscapes of the majestic Andes mountain range. Take this alternative route to Machu Picchu with up-close and-personal views of massive 6000-metre Salkantay and Humantay peaks. A 4-Day Salkantay trek is also available! (Page 31)

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• Machu Picchu Jungle Adventure 4D/3N - This 4-day heart stopping adventure is the perfect combination of an adrenaline pumping 3,000 meter mountain biking descent and trekking in the Andes high jungle through local communities with an ultimate ending at Machu Picchu. Optional rafting and canopy tour available. (Page 32) • Lares Trek 4D/3N - Immerse yourself in Andean culture with fascinating insights into authentic Inca villages. This uniquely cultural trek allows you to watch farmers shepherding their llamas at the base of snow capped mountains. Your reward is arriving at the majestic archaeological site of Machu Picchu with your professional guide on day 4. (Page 33) NEW! • Inca Quarry Trek 3D/2N - Embark on this recently discovered route which some consider to be an alternative Inca Trail. See stunning waterfalls and witness intriguing Inca engineering marvels at the Cachicata quarry. Visit breathtaking archaeological sites en route to Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu. A 4-Day trek is also available! (Page 34)

• Choquequirao Trek 8D/7N - An invigorating 8 day trek into the heights of the Vilcabamba mountain range with 4,500 meterhigh passes where condors fly gracefully overhead and one of the most stellar archaeological sites in Peru, Choquequirao, sits nestled in the mountainside among the lush tropical jungle. End your journey at the majestic Machu Picchu. (Page 34) NEW! • Sacred Valley Trek 2D/1N - Reach heights of 4,300 metres on this 2-day trek and enjoy awe-inspiring panoramic views of the Sacred Valley dotted with magnificent Inca archaeological sites. Learn about fascinating Inca history and see glorious Machu Picchu with your guide. (Page 34)

• Machu Picchu by Train Adventures 1D or 2D/1N - Take an exciting 1 or 2-day train excursion to Machu Picchu on the Peru Railway for a relaxing and scenic journey to Aguas Calientes and the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. While a one day visit is possible, we recommend staying overnight to enjoy the town and its pristine natural surroundings. (Page 35)


4 Days

Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

Start / Finish: Cuzco, Peru

PERMITS ARE INCLUDED

FROM

$685 USD

Camping Accommodation on Trek *Please book your Inca Trail at least 4 months in advance if you wish to travel during the high season months of May to October.

HIGHLIGHTS Hike the legendary Inca Trail See hidden Inca ruins along the trek

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Cross Inti Punku at sunrise A once-in-a-lifetime experience Trek to a dizzying 4,100 meters Camp in the midst of the Andes Learn unique insights along the way Excellent mountain trekking guides See the mist rise over Machu Picchu

The traditional and coveted “Inca Trail” Trek takes you along the original hand-built stone footpath of Inca royalty leading you to Inti Punku (Sun Gate) at sunrise to discover the magic of Machu Picchu as the mist rises. This 4-day trek among 50 kilometers through spectacular mountain scenery and unparalleled archaeological sites with rich Inca culture in the heart of the Andes will invigorate your soul!

Guaranteed Departures: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday. (Daily departures with a group of 4 or more) ** No Departures in February ** Attend a pre-departure briefing at Milhouse Hostel in Cuzco one day prior to your trek where you can meet your guide, ask questions and receive last minute information.

Included: Pre-departure Briefing, English-Speaking Guide, Inca Trail & Machu Picchu Entrance Fees, Hotel Pick-Up, All Transportation as per itinerary, Meals: 3B/3L/3D, Camping Accommodation on trek (including Tent & Basic Sleeping Pad), Porters to carry shared equipment, Cook, First Aid Kit & Emergency Oxygen. Not included: Other Meals, Bottled Water, Trekking Poles, Inflatable Sleeping Pad, Sleeping Bag (Rental $15 USD for the trek), Optional Huayna Picchu Trek (152 soles in advance), Optional Hot Springs (10 soles) Extra Porter, Tips, Accommodation in Cuzco.

Itinerary

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Cuzco to Ollantaytambo to KM 82 & Trek to Wayllabamba Camp (L/D) Hostel pickup between 5:00-6:00 am and bus transfer to the town of Ollantaytambo for a quick breakfast. Hop back on the bus to Piscacucho (KM 82), the entrance to the Inca Trail. Hike along rolling hills in the Vilcanota River Valley to reach Wayllabamba camp (2,980m). (11 km; 6 hours)

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Trek to Pacaymayo Camp (B/L/D) Get ready for a challenging vertical hike of 6 km (5 hrs) to reach Dead Woman’s Pass at 4,215m followed by a 3 km hike down stone steps to reach Pacaymayo camp at 3,600m (2 hrs) where lunch and a nap awaits you. (10 km; 7 hours)

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Trek to Wiñayhuayna High Jungle Camp (B/L/D) An unforgettable journey along ancient Inca stairways, mountain lakes, intriguing archaeological sites and humid jungle scenery awaits you. Pass by Pacaymayo Ruins, Runquracay Pass (3,950m), Sayacmarca & Phuyupatamarca Ruins before reaching Wiñayhuayna High Jungle camp (2,650m) where you will say goodbye to your hardworking porters. (15 km, 9 hours)

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Explore Machu Picchu & Return to Cuzco (B) A unique and magnificent experience will bring you to Inti-Punku (Sun Gate) for privileged views of wondrous Machu Picchu at sunrise. Visit this magical site with your guide and have time to wander around on your own or hike optional Wayna Picchu (152 soles in advance). Take the bus to Aguas Calientes at your leisure and if time allows visit the hot springs. Return to Ollantaytambo by train and Cuzco by bus, arriving back around 10:30pm. Make your own way back to your hostel. (7 km; 2 hours).

Pre-Trek Accommodation Add 1 night in Dorm, Single or Double Room at Milhouse Hostel in Cuzco prior to your trek. FROM $10 USD

Shorten your trip Inca Trail Express to Machu PIcchu 2D/1N FROM 609 USD

Book in Advance The Inca Trail permits are often sold out in the high season months of May to October. Please book in advance or check out our alternative treks to Machu Picchu. Salkantay Trek 5D/4N - FROM $642 USD Jungle Adventure 4D/3N - FROM $543 USD Lares Trek 4D/3N - FROM $747 USD

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Includes these additional items: Day 4 Lunch in Aguas Calientes, Thermal Sleeping Bag, Inflatable Sleeping Mattress, Professional Trekking Poles, Extra Porters & Duffel Bags to carry 5 kilos of personal belongings for each trekker. FROM $116 USD

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2

Days

FROM Inca Trail Express Trek to $609 USD Machu Picchu

Start / Finish: Cuzco

Departs: Mon, Wed, Thur, Sat & Sun (Daily with a group of 4+) No Departures in Feb due to unfavorable climatic conditions.

PERMITS ARE INCLUDED

8 &9 Days

Inca Trail Trek Experience

Start: Lima / Finish: Cuzco or Lima

FROM

$1090 USD

Departs: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday only

PERMITS ARE INCLUDED

SOUTH AMERICA

HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS

Hike through the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) to Machu Picchu Discover this magical site in the early morning light Traverse the original Inca Trail stone staircases Explore the Wiñayhuayna ruins in the Andes mountains

Fly from Lima to Cuzco with time to acclimatize Enjoy trekking the original Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Experience hidden archaeological sites in the Andes Learn about Inca history in Machu Picchu with a guide

Get ready for this amazing 2-day adventure into the backwoods of the breathtaking Andean Mountains! Hike along the original Inca Trail stone staircase to reach Inti Punku and the impressive Machu Picchu Ruins. Attend a pre-departure briefing at Milhouse Cuzco one day prior to your trek where you can meet your guide, ask questions and get last minute information. Day

Itinerary

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Cuzco to KM 104, Trek to Sun Gate, Transfer to Aguas Calientes (L/D) Hostel pick-up between 5:00-6:00am and transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station for the journey to KM 104, the beginning point of our trek. A 4-hour hike uphill will bring us to the archaeological site of Wiñayhuayna (2,700m) where our professional guide will explain the culture and history of the site followed by lunch. In the afternoon we will continue hiking to reach the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) where we will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the majestic Machu Picchu citadel. Overnight in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town).

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Depart Aguas Calientes to Explore Machu Picchu & Return to Cuzco (B) Have an early breakfast before taking a tourist-class bus back up to Machu Picchu for a guided tour with a professional bilingual guide. Learn about the history and culture of Machu Picchu. Enjoy free time to take photos, hike Huayna Picchu or return to the Sun Gate. Return to Aguas Calientes by bus and have lunch on your own. Return to Ollantaytambo by train and take a bus to Cuzco. You will be dropped off at the Plaza San Francisco in the evening. Please make your own way to the hostel of your choice.

Included: Pre-departure Briefing, English-Speaking Guide, Camping Equipment on trek, 1 Night Aguas Calientes Hostel, Entrance Fees, All Transportation, Meals: 1B/1L/1D.

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Not included: Airport Pick-Up, Accommodation in Cuzco, Sleeping Bag Rental, Bottled Water, Hotel Drop-off in Cuzco, Hot Springs Aguas Calientes, Optional Huayna Picchu Trek, Tips

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Embark on a spectacular 8-day adventure from Lima, fly to Cuzco and trek the original Inca Trail through the Andes Mountains to Machu Picchu. Day

Itinerary

01-03

Airport Pick-Up / Flight to Cuzco / Acclimatization Day Aiport pick-up on Day 1 and free time to see the city of Lima on your own. On Day 2 you will be transferred to the airport for your flight from Lima to Cuzco, transfer to your accommodation with free time upon arrival. Relax and walk around the Cuzco city centre on Day 3 to acclimatize and make last minute preparations for your trek. Attend a pre-departure briefing on the evening prior to your trek where you can meet your guide, ask questions and get last minute information.

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Inca Trail Trek / Cuzco Airport Drop-Off Depart Cuzco on Day 4 and travel by bus to Ollantaytambo, then transfer to KM 82, the beginning of the Inca Trail Trek. Sleep overnight at Wayllabamba Camp (2,980m). On Day 5 trek up to Dead Woman’s Pass (4,214m) and then overnight at Pacaymayo Camp (3,600m) immersed in the Andes. On Day 6, reach Wiñayhuayna High Jungle camp (2,650m) for your last night. Finally you will reach Machu Picchu in the morning of Day 7 and take a guided tour with your professional guide. Your trip ends with an airport drop-off in Cuzco on Day 8.

9D/8N: Stay an extra day and take a flight from Cuzco to Lima where your trip will come to an end. *Option to customise trip and change to a different trek. Included: Pre-departure Briefing, English-Speaking Guide, Accommodation with breakfast (1N Lima, 3N Cuzco, 3N Camping on Trek with basic sleeping pad), Entrance Fees, All Transportation, All Meals on Trek, Airport Transfers, Flight Lima - Cuzco. Not included: Other Meals & Drinks, Sleeping Bag, Trekking Poles, Huayna Picchu Trek, Aguas Calientes Hot Springs, Tips.


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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu Start / Finish: Cuzco, Peru

Days

FROM

$642 USD

Camping on Trek, Hostel on Day 4 Departures: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday (Daily departures with a group of 4+). No Departures in January & February.

HIGHLIGHTS Hike among 6,000m Andean peaks Reach passes with incredible views

SOUTH AMERICA

Sleep overnight in Aguas Calientes See Machu Picchu site as it opens Camp among snow-capped peaks Embark on a challenging adventure Soak your muscles in hot springs Trek past waterfalls in the jungle Learn Inca history with a guide

Embark on a challenging and beautifully scenic trek along a less-frequented route in the pristine landscapes of the majestic Andes mountain range. Take this alternative route to Machu Picchu with up-close and-personal views of massive 6000-metre Salkantay and Humantay peaks. Attend a pre-departure briefing at Milhouse Hostel in Cuzco one day prior to your trek where you can meet your guide, ask questions and receive last minute information.

Included: English-Speaking Guide, Pre-departure Briefing, Hotel Pick-Up, Camping Accommodation on trek (including Tent & Basic Sleeping Pad), 1 Night Hostel Accommodation in Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Entrance Fees, All Transportation as per itinerary, Meals: 4B/4L/4D (for 5-day trek) & 3B/3L/3D (for 4-day), Mules to carry shared equipment & 5 kg of personal items per person, Cook, First Aid Kit & Emergency Oxygen.

Itinerary

01

Cuzco to Mollepata, Trek to Soraypampa Camp (L/D) Hostel pick-up between 5:00 - 6:00 am and bus transfer to Mollepata (2,900m) for a quick breakfast. A 4-hour walk will take us to Sayllapata for lunch with views of beautiful snow-capped mountains. Ascend to Soraypampa Camp (3,920m) arriving by 5:30pm for dinner and bedtime. (19 km, 7.5 hours).

02

Trek to Challhuay or Colcapampa Camp (B/L/D) Have breakfast at 6:00 am and hike for 4 hours to a breathtaking high pass at 4,650m between Salkantay and Humantay mountains where we may find snow or ice. Descend for 2 hours and enjoy lunch at Huayracpampa, followed by a 3-hour trek to our campsite at Challhuay or Colcapampa in the high jungle immersed in nature at 2,900 meters. (22 km, 9-10 hours)

03

Trek to La Playa & Transfer to Santa Teresa Town (B/L/D) After breakfast at 6:30 am, start trekking through the upper jungle crossing the Santa Teresa River and then through valleys with pristine waterfalls and tropical fruit trees. Have lunch at La Playa (2,200m) and continue by car to Santa Teresa town (1,700m), our camp for the night, with the option to soak your sore muscles in the hot springs (20 soles extra). (15 km; 5.5 hours)

04

Trek to Hydroelectric Station & Aguas Calientes (B/L/D) Have a late breakfast today at 8:00 am and hike along a relaxing path for 3 hours to reach the hydroelectric station at low altitude of 1,880 meters for lunch. Hike 3 more hours slightly uphill to reach the long awaited town of Aguas Calientes 2,010 meters. Recharge your batteries by taking an optional visit to the hot springs (10 soles extra) and have a well-deserved dinner at a local restaurant. Rest up for a big day ahead in Machu Picchu! (18 km; 6 hours)

05

Explore Machu Picchu & Return to Cuzco (B) Catch an early bus to Machu Picchu at 5:30am and see this famous site in the early morning light. A 2-hour walking tour is given by your guide with time to explore the mysterious city by yourselves afterward. Hike the optional Huayna Picchu Peak (30 soles extra in advance). When you are ready to return to Aguas Calientes, take the bus back downhill at your leisure. From Aguas Calientes, take the train to Ollantaytambo and then transfer to Cuzco by bus. You will be dropped off at Plaza San Francisco in the evening where you can make your own way back to the hotel of your choice.

Not included: Other Meals & Drinks, Trekking Poles, Inflatable Sleeping Pad, Sleeping Bag (Rental $15 USD), Trekking Permit (may be required from 2015), Optional Huayna Picchu Trek (30 soles in advance), Optional Hot Springs (Santa Teresa 20 soles, Aguas Calientes 10 soles), Extra Porter, Tips, Hostel in Cuzco.

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Pre-Trek Accommodation Add 1 night in Dorm, Single or Double Room at Milhouse Hostel in Cuzco prior to your trek. FROM $10 USD

Shorten your trip Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu 3D/2N FROM $727 USD Sacred Valley Trek to Machu Picchu 2D/1N FROM $599 USD

*4-Day Salkantay trek option available

FROM

$676 USD

(The 4-day trek costs more because it includes more transportation along the way.) www.bambaexperience.com

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4

Machu Picchu Jungle Adventure Start / Finish: Cuzco, Peru

Days

FROM

$543 USD

Basic Guesthouse Accommodation during trip Departures: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday (Daily departures with a group of 4+)

HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy a thrilling downhill bike ride Immerse yourself in the jungle

SOUTH AMERICA

Trek alongside the Peru railway Great guided visit to Machu Picchu Soak in relaxing thermal springs Trek through ruins along the way Hike past friendly local villages Sleep in cozy mountain hostels Low altitude activities and trekking

This 4-day heart stopping adventure is the perfect combination of an adrenaline pumping 3,000 meter mountain biking descent and trekking in the Andes high jungle through local communities with an ultimate ending at Machu Picchu archaeological site. + Add-on an optional white-water rafting trip down class III & IV rapids and an exciting optional ziplining tour through the jungle canopy to make this the adventure trek of a lifetime! Attend a pre-departure briefing at Milhouse Hostel in Cuzco one day prior to your trek where you can meet your guide, ask questions and receive last minute information.

Included: Pre-departure briefing & Professional Bilingual Guide, Cuzco Hotel Pick-Up & Machu Picchu Entrance Fee, Tourist van Cuzco - starting point of trek, Round Trip Tourist Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu, Tourist train Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo, Tourist bus Ollantaytambo - Cuzco, 3 nights basic guesthouse accommodation (Santa Maria, Santa Teresa, Aguas Calientes), Meals: 3B/3L/3D/3 snacks with typical menus, Mountain Biking Equipment (bicycles, helmet and gloves), First Aid Kit & Emergency oxygen bottle.

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Not included: Optional Activities: Santa Maria Rafting Trip & Santa Teresa Canopy Zip-Line Adventure, Trekking Permit (may be required from 2015), Hot Springs Santa Teresa (20 soles), Hot Springs Aguas Calientes (10 soles) Optional Huayna Picchu Trek (32 soles) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance, Other Meals, Bottled Water, Tips, Accommodation in Cuzco.

Itinerary

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Cuzco to Malaga High Pass, Mountain Biking to Santa Maria Village (L/D) Depart Cuzco between 6:40 - 7:00am and van transfer to Ollantaytambo for a quick breakfast. Drive for 1.5 hours to the Malaga High Pass (4,350m) where our adventure begins. Embark on an adrenalinepumping 2.5-hour downhill mountain bike ride into the lush and humid jungle passing by Huamanmarka Archaeological site along the way. Cruise through fruit plantations and over rivers, before arriving safely to Santa Maria village (1,400m) at around 2:00 - 2:30pm after an exciting day. Check in to your basic but cozy hostel in Santa Maria for a good night’s rest. *Note: Accommodation options are very limited along the trekking route for the first 2 nights in Santa Maria & Santa Teresa villages. Most places have very basic, rustic facilities, rooms often share a bathroom and sometimes do not have hot water. However, we always choose the best available option. *Optional Activity available in Santa Maria: Depart on a scenic 2.5 hour rafting adventure on class III & IV rapids on the Urubamba River, also known as Vilcanota River). If you choose not to participate in the rafting activity, you can enjoy free time to explore the town on your own.

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Trek to Santa Teresa Village (B/L/D) Hike through the jungle mountains in beautiful pristine landscapes surrounded by abundant flora and fauna and friendly local people. Stop for a well-deserved lunch halfway in the fresh mountain air before arriving to Santa Teresa village (1,680m) for the night. Make an optional visit to the hot springs to soak your sore muscles (20 soles extra). (17 kilometers; 8 hrs. approx.)

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Trek to Aguas Calientes (B/L/D) Hike along a relaxing path for 3 hours to reach the low altitude hydroelectric station at 1,880 meters for lunch. Hike 3 more hours slightly uphill to reach the long awaited town of Aguas Calientes 2,010 meters. Recharge your batteries by taking an optional visit to the hot springs (10 soles extra) and have dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in a cozy hostel tonight for a well-deserved shower and good night’s sleep. (18 km; 6 hours) *Optional Activity available in Santa Teresa: Fly through the treetops on a 2-hour morning canopy excursion traversing over 2,500 meters of cables. Explore Machu Picchu & Return to Cuzco (B) Catch an early bus to Machu Picchu at 5:30am and see this famous site in the early morning light. A 2-hour walking tour is given by your guide with time to explore the mysterious city by yourself afterward. Hike the optional Huayna Picchu Peak (28 soles extra in advance). Take the bus to Aguas Calientes and then the train to Ollantaytambo and then transfer to Cuzco by bus. You will be dropped off at Plaza San Francisco around 10:30pm where you can make your own way back to the hotel of your choice.


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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu Start / Finish: Cuzco

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FROM

$747 USD

Camping on Trek, Hostel on Day 3 Departures: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday (Daily departures with a group of 4+)

HIGHLIGHTS Hike through Andes villages See magical Machu Picchu

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Camp near snow-capped peaks Peek into local communities Trek in high altitudes Sleep in Aguas Calientes Alternative trek to Machu Picchu Travel with a local guide Ride the train to Aguas Calientes

This high altitude trek shows you a unique way of life in the local countryside by taking you through the Peruvian highlands where people still live in thatched stone houses and shepherd their llamas and alpacas among snow capped mountains, glacier lakes and villages. Revel in the ultimate ending to an excellent trip at the one and only Machu Picchu archaeological site! Attend a pre-departure briefing at Milhouse Hostel in Cuzco one day prior to your trek where you can meet your guide, ask questions and receive last minute information

Included: Pre-departure Briefing, English-Speaking Guide, Camping Equipment on trek, 1 Night Aguas Calientes Hostel, Entrance Fees, All Transportation, Meals: 3B/3L/3D. Not included: Airport Pick-Up, Accommodation in Cuzco, Sleeping Bag Rental, Meals: Day 1 Breakfast, Day 4 Lunch, Bottled Water, Hotel Drop-off in Cuzco, Hot Springs Aguas Calientes, Optional Huayna Picchu Trek, Tips

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Cuzco to Lares Town & Trek to Wakawasi (3,850m) (L/D) Hostel pick-up between 5:00-6:00am and transfer by bus to Lares Town (2,900m). There, you can spend some time to enjoy the hot springs (10 soles extra) before starting your 6-hour trek. We’ll begin our zigzagging climb to the town of Wakawasi (3,850m) with views of glaciers, wildlife and local communities. Our campsite at Wakawasi community will afford us with the chance to meet local families living in harmony with nature. (14 kms; 5 hours approx.)

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Trek to Patacancha Town (3,800m) (B/L/D) Start off the day with an uphill 4-hour trek which will take us over Ipsayccocha Pass (4,400m), then another 40-minute walk downhill will bring us to our lunch stop next to the lake. Continue 3 more hours to Patacancha town (3,800m) where we will camp surrounded by llamas, alpacas and amidst native crop plantations. (15 kms; 8 hours approx.)

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Trek to Ollantaytambo & Transfer to Aguas Calientes (B/L/D) From Patacancha mountain community (3,800m) we will walk 4 more hours until Ollantaytambo. Have lunch and hop on a train to reach Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night in a hostel. Depending on time, head over to the hot-springs to soak your sore body in the rejuvenating waters (entrance fee 10 soles). There are internet cafes, cafes with board games and cards, plenty of shops and places to relax there as well. (12 kms; 4 hours approx.)

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You will be meeting your guide in Aguas Calientes, which can be reached by bus or on foot, for lunch and to receive your train tickets for the return trip. You can visit the local marketplace right next to the train tracks where you can shop until the train whistle blows, signaling your return to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo, you will take a bus for the last section of highway to Cuzco arriving back around 10:30pm. You will be dropped off at the Plaza San Francisco. Please make your own way to the hostel of your choice.

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Explore Machu Picchu & Return to Cuzco (B) We will catch one of the first buses (05:30 am) to Machu Picchu (25-minute ride) in order to appreciate the magnificent city as the mist dissipates in the early morning light. A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb Huayna Picchu (2720m/8890ft)! It takes 45-60 minutes to reach the top (This is an extra walk, please talk to your guide for arrangements to climb this mountain prior to your arrival to the archaeological site. Tickets must be purchased at least 2 weeks prior to departure.)

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2 Days

Sacred Valley Trek to Machu Picchu Start / Finish: Cuzco

FROM

$599 USD

Hostel Accommodation Departures: Daily

HIGHLIGHTS Trek through amazing landscapes in the Andes mountains Enjoy panoramic views of the Urubamba Mountain range Visit the unique UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Reach heights of 4,300m on this 2-day trek to Machu Picchu with awe-inspiring views of the Sacred Valley dotted with magnificent Inca archaeological sites. Start your adventure early on Day 1, and head towards the community of Iago Piuray, near Chinchero. Your trek begins at 3,200m with a 3-hour walk to Piuray passage at 4,300m for rewarding panoramic views of the Urubamba mountains. After another 3-hour hike you will reach the Huchuy Qosqo Ruins and will have a guided tour through this magical archeological site. Have lunch and then walk downhill for 2 hours to reach Lamay. Take a transfer to Ollantaytambo and then hop on the train to Aguas Calientes for dinner and overnight. On Day 2, you will start off early for a morning tour of Machu Picchu with a professional local guide and free time to explore on your own. Return to Aguas Calientes by bus, Ollantaytambo by train and Cuzco by bus, arriving to the Plaza San Francisco around 11:00pm.

3 &4 Days

Inca Quarry Trek to Machu Picchu Start / Finish: Cuzco

Included: Transportation, Meals (1B/1L/1D), Hostel Accommodation, Entrance Fees (Huchuy Qosqo and Machu Picchu), English Speaking Guide. Not included: Other Meals/Drinks, Tips for Guides, Travel Insurance, Optional Activities, Personal Expenses.

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$727 USD

Camping on Trek, Hostel on Last Day Departures: Daily

HIGHLIGHTS Amazing scenery with waterfalls and ruins Experience a guided tour at Machu Picchu Witness the ancient Cachicata Inca Quarry Trek past waterfalls, Inca ruins and jaw-dropping scenic views on this newly discovered 3-day trekking adventure to Cachicata Inca Quarry and Machu Picchu. Begin your exciting adventure on Day 1 with an early morning transfer from Cuzco to Socma (3,000m) where you will begin hiking towards the Inca site of Perolniyoc (3200m) for lunch. Visit to the beautiful waterfall and the ruins, then cross over a high pass at 4,400m and reach the camp for the night. Day 2 begins with another uphill trek to a 4,500m high pass with spectacular views of the valley. Descend to Choquetacarpo (3600m) for lunch and then on to the Cachicata Inca quarry (3820m). Continue to Ollantaytambo where your trek ends. Board the train to Aguas Calientes and overnight. Visit Machu Picchu in the early morning on Day 3 for a guided 2-hour tour on the Inca culture and history of Machu Picchu. Enjoy free time before returning to Aguas Calientes by bus, Ollantaytambo by train and Cuzco by bus, arriving to the Plaza San Francisco around 11:00pm.

8 Days

Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu Start / Finish: Cuzco

Not Included: Other Meals/Drinks (Day 1B, Day 3L), Sleeping Bag, Trekking Poles, Optional Activities, Tips for Guide, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.

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$1889 USD

Camping on Trek, Hostel on Day 7 Departures: Mondays only

HIGHLIGHTS Cross high mountain passes with beautiful views Marvel at Andean condors cruising the sky Explore Choquequirao & Machu Picchu sites

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Included: All Transportation (Bus & Train), 2N Accommodation (1N Camping, 1N Hostel in Aguas Calientes), Entrance Fees, Bilingual Guide, Meals (2B,2L,2D)

Trek into the heart of the Andes mountains and Apurimac Canyon while visiting the fascinating ruins of Choquequirao and the magical Machu Picchu. Travel from Cuzco to Cachora by car early in the morning on Day 1. Trek to Chiquisca and camp near the Apurimac River. On Day 2, hike down to Playa Rosalinda and then up to Marampata (2,913m) camp overlooking Choquequirao. See the archaeological site on Day 3 and then trek to Maizal at 3,000m. Hike up to Paso Victoria (3,900m) and then to the village of Yanama (4,100m) to camp on Day 4. Cross over a 4,668m high pass immersed in snowy mountains. Camp at Totora community on Day 5. Descend to the Totora River and Sayahuaco town for lunch, then reach Santa Teresa town (1,700m) on Day 6. Trek along rolling hills on Day 7 to Aguas Calientes. Visit Machu Picchu in the early morning on Day 8 for a guided 2-hour tour and free time. Returning to Aguas Calientes by bus, Ollantaytambo by train and Cuzco by bus, arriving to the Plaza San Francisco around 11:00pm. www.bambaexperience.com

Included: All Transportation (Bus & Train), 7N Accommodation (6N Camping, 1N Hostel in Aguas Calientes), Entrance Fees, Bilingual Guide, Meals (7B,7L,7D) Not Included: Other Meals/Drinks (Day 1B, Day 8L), Sleeping Bag, Trekking Poles, Optional Activities, Tips for Guide, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.


1 Day

Machu Picchu by Train Day Trip Start / Finish: Cuzco

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$438 USD

Daily Departures

HIGHLIGHTS Make an express day trip to Machu Picchu by train Learn about this famous site on a 2-hour guided tour Travel on the scenic Peru Railway with amazing views

Rise early and get picked up at your Cuzco accommodation around 4:00am. Make an express visit to Machu Picchu on a one-day tour departing Cuzco and passing through the Andes into the rainforest, reaching Aguas Calientes town by tourist class train on the Peru Railway. Discover the legendary Inca citadel, Machu Picchu, with a local guide and have free time to have lunch on your own before returning to Cuzco where you will be dropped off in the city center around 10:00pm. Note: Attend a pre-departure briefing at Milhouse Hostel in Cuzco one day prior to departure at 7:00pm where you will receive your tickets for the buses, trains and entry to Machu Picchu Archaeological Site. For the transportation portions of this trip, you will not be accompanied by a guide.

2

Days

Machu Picchu by Train Start / Finish: Cuzco

Included: Pre-departure Briefing, Cuzco Hotel Pick-Up, 2-hour Machu Picchu Tour, English-Speaking Guide in Machu Picchu only, Lunch, Machu Picchu Entrance Fee, All Transportation.

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If you are short on time, this is a day trip to Machu Picchu you cannot miss! Tour Machu Picchu with a local guide and see amazing views by train.

Not included: Other Meals, Bottled Water, Optional Huayna Picchu Trek (30 soles in advance), Optional Hot Springs (10 soles), Tips, Cuzco Accommodation.

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$533 USD Daily Departures

HIGHLIGHTS Walk through ancient Machu Picchu on a guided tour Take a train ride along the Urubamba River Valley Sleep overnight in quaint Aguas Calientes Hop on the Peru Railway for a breathtaking journey to Aguas Calientes, where you’ll overnight, and visit the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

2 Days

On Day 1, get picked up at your Cuzco accommodation around 8:00am. Hop on the Peru Railway for a breathtaking journey to Aguas Calientes along the Urubamba River Valley. Enjoy free time upon arrival to fall into pace in this quaint mountain town where you’ll overnight. Opt for a soothing dip at the hot springs. At last, on Day 2, make your long-awaited visit to the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and learn about the intriguing history of the site on a 2-hour tour with an English speaking guide. Get back to Cuzco in the evening.

Included: Pre-departure Briefing, Cuzco Hotel Pick-Up, 2-hour Machu Picchu Tour, English-Speaking Guide in Machu Picchu only, 1 Night Hostel Accommodation in Aguas Calientes, Entrance Fees, All Transportation, Meals: 1B/1L/1D.

Note: Attend a pre-departure briefing at Milhouse Hostel in Cuzco one day prior to departure at 7:00pm where you will receive tickets for the buses, trains and entry to Machu Picchu. For most of the trip, you won’t be accompanied by a tour guide.

Not included: Other Meals, Bottled Water, Optional Huayna Picchu Trek (30 soles in advance), Optional Hot Springs (10 soles), Tips, Cuzco Accommodation.

Sacred Valley Train to Machu Picchu Start / Finish: Cuzco

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$573 USD Daily Departures

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HIGHLIGHTS Visit a sacred hillside Inca site in Pisaq Explore the beautiful Ollantaytambo town Tour the majestic Machu Picchu with a local guide Visit the archaeological sites of Pisaq & Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and travel on the Peru Rail towards Machu Picchu. Get picked up at your Cuzco accommodation around 8:00am. Travel to the Sacred Valley of the Incas to visit the ancient archaeological sites of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. Taste Peru’s traditional cuisine in the town of Urubamba. Ride on the Peru Rail along the banks of the Urubamba River into the lush forest to reach Aguas Calientes for the night, surrounded by impressive views. Explore Machu Picchu with a knowledgeable guide on a 2-hour tour and return to Cuzco in the evening. Note: Attend a pre-departure briefing at Milhouse Hostel in Cuzco one day prior to departure at 7:00pm where you will receive your tickets for the buses, trains and entry to Machu Picchu Archaeological Site. For the transportation portions of this trip, you will not be accompanied by a guide.

Included: Pre-departure Briefing, Cuzco Hotel Pick-Up, English-Speaking Guide for Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu tours only, 1 Night Hostel Accommodation in Aguas Calientes, Entrance Fees, All Transportation, Meals: 1B/1L/1D. Not included: Other Meals, Bottled Water, Optional Huayna Picchu Trek (30 soles in advance), Optional Hot Springs (10 soles), Tips, Cuzco Accommodation. www.bambaexperience.com

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MILHOUSE HOSTEL CUZCO / WELCOME PACKAGE

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SOUTH AMERICA Cuzco, Peru

Located in the Heart of Cuzco, two blocks from Plaza De Armas, Milhouse Hostel is an incredible antique-style house with original architecture and charm, that has been adapted for today’s guests. Our friendly staff will make your stay magical and fulfilling. Book an unforgettable Inca Trail trek, a Machu Picchu train trip, a day trip or a bus at our travel agency. Party at our rooftop bar with great music and cool people, then head out to Cuzco’s hippest nightclubs and bars which are open 24/7. As backpackers ourselves we made sure to offer tons of valuable services that makes your stay with us one of the best in Cuzco.

At Milhouse Cuzco you’ll find everything from free WiFi to PlayStation and an in-house Cinema! 24 Hour Reception 24 Hour Security Adaptors Bar BBQ Book Exchange Breakfast Included

Cable TV Cafe Common Room Currency Exchange DVD’s Free City Maps Free Internet Access

Free WiFi Foosball Games Room Hot Showers Housekeeping Jobs Board Linen Included

Lockers Luggage Storage Cafe Meals available Meeting Room Nightclub Outdoor Terrace

PlayStation Pool Table Reading Light Restaurant Safety Deposit Box Tours/Travel Desk Towels for hire

All in all, the true spirit of Milhouse is the friendly, well-informed and energetic team that is working to provide the best experience for you.

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Discover the charming and historic city of Cuzco and the magical Sacred Valley, with rich Inca heritage and intriguing archaeological sites on this 4-day welcome package including Airport Pick-up, 3-nights Milhouse Hostel Accommodation, 4x4 Motorbike Experience and Sacred Valley Day Trip including Entrance Fees.

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10 Days

Inca Highlights Adventure

Start: Cuzco / Finish: La Paz (or vice-versa)

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$483 USD

* Add an extra trip (not included) by train or a trek to Machu Picchu before you begin your adventure.

14 Days

Peru Highlights Adventure

Start: Lima / Finish: Cuzco (or vice-versa)

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$990 USD

* Add an extra trip (not included) by train or a trek to Machu Picchu after you finish your adventure.

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HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS

Explore the stunning Cuzco Region & visit Inca ruins Take a boat trip to beautiful islands on Lake Titicaca Sleep overnight with a local family on Amantani island Discover the local way of life in La Paz on a city tour

Marvel at nature in Colca Canyon & Ballestas Islands Sandboard down giant dunes & ride a sand buggy Visit ancient ruins in the breathtaking Sacred Valley Sleep overnight with a local family on Amantani island

See the highlights of Peru and Bolivia by going deep into the heart of the Land of the Incas in Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca and La Paz on this 10-day trip! Day

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01-03

Cuzco Arrival / City Tour / Transfer to Sacred Valley Airport pick-up on Day 1 in Cuzco and free time to settle in. Take a Cuzco City Tour on Day 2 to discover the former centre of the Inca Empire, believed to be the belly button of the world, and the magical remains that make up Cuzco’s historic city. Travel to the splendid Sacred Valley on Day 3 to see the villages of Pisaq, Calca, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero with ancient ruins and indigenous marketplaces.

04-07

Transfer to Puno / Amantani Homestay / Transfer to Copacabana Take a scenic transfer from Cuzco to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca on Day 4 stopping along the way to admire the views and small towns. On Day 5, visit the Uros floating islands and then stay overnight with a local family on Amantani island. Visit Taquile island on Day 6 en route to Puno. On Day 7, transfer to nearby Copacabana in Bolivia.

08-10

Transfer to La Paz / City Tour / Airport Drop-Off On Day 8, transfer to La Paz and free time to walk around on your own. Take an interactive city tour on Day 9 with a local guide to see a fascinating witch market, unique neighbourhoods and taste local food at the best street stands. Your trip ends on Day 10 with an airport drop-off. (This route can also be done in reverse)

Enjoy the best of Peru on this exciting 14-day trip to Ballestas Islands, Huacachina, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca & Sacred Valley! Day

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Lima City Tour / Ballestas Islands Boat Tour / Sandbuggy & Sandboarding Airport pick-up on Day 1 in Lima. Take a Lima City Tour on Day 2 to discover the city’s intriguing mix of ancient, colonial and modern architecture. Take a bus to Paracas on Day 3, for a Ballestas Islands boat tour on Day 4. Transfer to Ica/Huacachina for an exhilarating sand buggy and sandboarding ride in the desert on Day 5. Transfer to Nazca on Day 6 with free time for an optional Nazca Lines flight, then hop on a nightbus to Arequipa.

07-12

Arequipa / Colca Canyon Trek / Amantani Homestay / Transfer to Cuzco Upon arrival in Arequipa take advantage of a free day to explore the pretty “white city” on your own. Visit the breathtaking Colca Canyon on a 2-day trekking adventure to Cruz del Condor and small Peruvian villages on Days 8-9. Then, transfer to Lake Titicaca for an exciting boat trip to Uros floating village and an Amantani island homestay on Days 10-11. Visit Taquile island, then return to Puno and take a scenic transfer to Cuzco on Day 12.

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Sacred Valley Day Trip / Airport Drop-Off See ancient ruins and indigenous markets in Pisaq, Calca, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero and the splendid Sacred Valley on Day 13. Your trip will come to an end with a Cuzco airport drop-off on Day 14. (This route can also be done in reverse)

Included: In/Out Airport Transfers, 9N Accommodation (3N Cuzco, 1N Puno, 1N Amantani Homestay, 1N Puno, 1N Copacabana, 2N La Paz), All Transportation, Tours as per itinerary with English-Speaking Guides.

Included: In/Out Airport Transfers, 12N Accommodation (2N Lima, 1N Paracas, 2N Huacachina, 1 Nightbus, 1N Arequipa, 1N Chivay, 1N Puno, 1N Amantani Homestay, 1N Puno, 2N Cuzco), All Transportation, Tours as per itinerary with English-Speaking Guides (except in Huacachina)

Not Included: Meals/Drinks, Entrance Fees, Cuzco & Sacred Valley Tourist Ticket, Tips, Travel Insurance, Personal Expenses.

Not Included: Meals/Drinks, Entrance Fees, Paracas Port Tax, Sacred Valley Tourist Ticket, Nazca Lines Flight, Tips, Travel Insurance, Personal Expenses.

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14 Days

Andes to Amazon Air-Expedition Start / Finish: Lima

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$2392 USD

Departures: Tue, Thu, Sat only

15 Days

Andean Air-Expedition

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$2551 USD

Start: Lima / Finish: Santiago (or vice-versa)

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HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS

Explore Lima, Peru vibrant capital Discover the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Experience the Amazon Jungle

Trek to Machu Picchu through amazing Andean landscapes Visit South America largest lake, Lake Titicaca Be amazed at the Uyuni Salt flats Discover the World’s driest desert, Atacama

Take a 14-day journey through the Andes and the Amazon on a round trip from Lima, with stops in Cuzco and Puerto Maldonado. Day

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Itinerary Lima City Tour / Flight to Cuzco / Sacred Valley Tour/ 4-day Inca Trail Trek Airport pick-up on Day 1 in Lima and overnight to settle-in. Visit Lima on a day tour with a local guide on Day 2 before flying to the Inca capital, Cuzco, on Day 3. Visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas with a guide on Day 4, and then start a 4-day trek to Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail Route on Day 5. The Inca Trail Trek is a spectacularly rich experience. Immerse yourself in the Inca culture as you hike 50 kms through the Andes. This trek takes you along the original Inca stone staircases, arriving early at Machu Picchu. On Day 8, you will visit Machu Picchu in the early morning with a professional guide for 2 hours, with free time afterwards to explore by yourself. Make your own way back to Aguas Calientes, take the train to Ollantaytambo and the bus to Cuzco arriving at around 10:30pm. Flight to Puerto Maldonado / Amazon 4-day Tour / Flight to Lima Enjoy a free day in Cuzco to relax after the amazing trek on Day 9 and experience the true lush Amazon jungle in person as you travel to Puerto Maldonado and the Madre de Dios River on Day 10. For 4 days participate in a diverse selection of exciting activities that will get you to interact with nature and see a wild variety of native flora and fauna. On Day 13 flight back to Lima to spend one last night in vibrant Lima and end the trip on Day 14 with an airport drop-off.

Included: In/Out Airport Transfers, 13N Accommodation (3N Lima, 4N Cuzco, 3N Camping, 3N Puerto Maldonado), Internal Flights, Transportation, Tours as per itinerary with English-Speaking Guides & Most Entrance Fees, Meals on trek & in the jungle. Not Included: Meals/Drinks, Tips, Travel Insurance, Personal Expenses.

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Take a 15-day trip through the Andes travelling from Peru to Chile via Bolivia, from Lima to Santiago, with stops in Cuzco, Puno, La Paz, Uyuni and Atacama. Day

Itinerary

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Lima City Tour / Flight to Cuzco / 2-day Sacred Valley Trek / Cuzco to Puno Andean Explorer Airport pick-up on Day 1 in Lima and overnight to settle-in. Visit Lima on a day tour with a local guide on Day 2 before flying to the Inca capital, Cuzco, on Day 3. Begin a 2 days trek to Machu Picchu through the Sacred Valley of the Incas on Day 4. Reach Aguas Calientes and visit Machu Picchu with a professional local guide and free time to explore on your own on Day 5, before returning to Cuzco and catching a scenic bus tour through Inca ruins up to Puno on Day 6.

07-15

Lake Titicaca Visit / La Paz City Tour / Flight to Uyuni / 3-day Uyuni Salt Flats Tour / Moon Valley Tour / Flight to Santiago Take a tour of Lake Titicaca & the Sun Island on Day 7 and travel to La Paz on Day 8 before visiting the city on a guided tour on Day 9. Fly to Uyuni on Day 10 and begin a 3-day tour of the famous Salt Flats onto the Atacama desert. Make a first stop at Uyuni’s “train graveyard” and then travel to the vast blinding white salt flats where you can take incredible photos. Go deeper into the desert on Day 11 to see rock formations and desert landscapes with red and green-coloured lagoons. Then visit hot springs surrounded by geysers at 5,000m. Cross into Chile, visit the Atacama Moon Valley on Day 13 and fly to Santiago on Day 14. Airport drop-off on Day 15.

Included: In/Out Airport Transfers, 14N Accommodation (2N Lima, 2N Cuzco, 1N Aguas Calientes, 2N Puno, 2N La Paz, 2N Uyuni, 2N San Pedro de Atacama, 1N Santiago), Internal Flights, Transportation, Tours as per itinerary with English-Speaking Guides & Most Entrance Fees, Some Meals. Not Included: Meals/Drinks, Tips, Travel Insurance, Personal Expenses.


5,6&7 Days

5D/4N - FROM 6D/5N - FROM 7D/6N - FROM Puerto Maldonado $445 USD $581 USD $781 USD Amazon Eco-Lodge Start your trip in Cuzco and take an included

night bus to Puerto Maldonado on Day 1.

Start / Finish: Cuzco

HIGHLIGHTS Hike in the heart of the Amazon Take a night safari to see caiman

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Visit the Taricaya Project Reserve Walk in the canopy of jungle trees Sleep to the sounds of the jungle Ride down the Madre de Dios River Peek into the lives of Amazon locals Visit a local farm with your guide See the jungle from Pto Maldonado

Experience the true lush Amazon jungle in person as you travel to Puerto Maldonado and the Madre de Dios River. Participate in a diverse selection of exciting activities that will get you to interact with nature and see a wild variety of native flora and fauna - such as a jaguar, Puma, toucans, macaws, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, jaguarondi, bush dog, tapirs... Sleep overnight in a cozy Eco-Lodge with delicious Peruvian meals. Day

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Night Bus from Cuzco - Puerto Maldonado Take a night bus at 9:00 pm from Cuzco to Puerto Maldonado on the edge of the Amazon Jungle.

02-05

Exciting Activities in the Amazon Jungle (3B/4L/4D) Bus station (or airport) pick-up followed by a 1-hour boat ride along the Madre de Dios River to your Amazon Eco-Lodge, enjoying the local flora and fauna along the way. Upon arrival, settle into your private bungalow and take a rest before meeting with your guide for an introduction walk around the lodge and its trails. During your stay at the lodge you will be able to participate in exciting activities that will get you into the Amazon jungle to interact with nature. (All activities are subject to weather conditions and availability.)

Jungle Walks / River Excursions by day or night Cross canopy bridges to see the jungle from above Nature walk to see the Taricaya Project Reserve Included: Roundtrip Nightbus (Cuzco - Pto Maldonado), Bungalow-Style Accommodation at the Amazon Eco-Lodge, Arrival Transfer Pto Maldonado Bus Station - Lodge, Departure Transfer Lodge - Pto Maldonado City Center, Boat Transportation on Madre de Dios River, Taricaya Project Canopy Walk, All Meals at Lodge (Vegetarian Option), Bottled Water & Typical Natural Beverages, Excursions with Expert English-Speaking Jungle Guide, Reserve Entrance Fees, Life Vest & Rubber Boots. Not included: Extra Snacks and Drinks, Tips for Guide, Accommodation in Cuzco.

Experience the remote Amazon Jungle Amazon Manu National Park 5D/4N. FROM $683 USD

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Return to Puerto Maldonado & Night bus to Cuzco (1B) Enjoy a full breakfast before departure. A 1-hour return trip by boat on the Madre de Dios River brings us back to Puerto Maldonado. You will have some free time to visit the town of Puerto Maldonado before making your own way to the bus station for your night bus back to Cuzco.

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Arrival to Cuzco Arrive back to Cuzco at 9:00 am the following morning. Make your own way to the accommodation of your choice.

3,4&5 Days

Start / Finish: Puerto Maldonado

3D/2N - FROM

4D/3N - FROM

5D/4N - FROM

$355 USD $491 USD $691 USD Make your own way to Puerto Maldonado by night bus or flight and start your trip directly from there.

Experience the Amazon in Northern Peru Iquitos Amazon Jungle Adventure 3D/2N, 4D/3N & 5D/4N.

FROM $533 USD

3,4&5 Days

Start / Finish: Cuzco

3D/2N - FROM

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3,4&5 Days

FROM Iquitos Amazon Jungle Adventure $533 USD

Start / Finish: Iquitos

5

Days

Amazon Manu National Park

Start / Finish: Cuzco

FROM

$683 USD

This trip doesn’t operate during the rainy season (Jan - Feb). * Longer Trips are available.

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Stay in a bungalow surrounded by local wildlife Go on day and night safaris in the Amazon Jungle Swim with pink Amazon river dolphins Experience local life in a traditional village

Immerse yourself in the lush Amazon jungle Admire unique species around Manu National Park Watch the sunset over magnificent landscapes Camp to the sounds of the wilderness

Go deep into the Amazon jungle from Iquitos to experience wildlife and local villages on foot or by way of boat and canoe rides. Day

Itinerary

01

Transfer Iquitos - Jungle Lodge & Activities in the Amazon Jungle (L/D) Arrive to Iquitos Airport before 9:00 am and transfer to the port for a 3-hour boat ride traversing the Amazon river to reach the jungle lodge. Go on a boat trip to Lake Sapote to look for different monkey and bird species. At night go on a boat safari to see caimans, birds and mammals.

02

Activities in the Amazon Jungle (B/L/D) Enjoy breakfast and a Leoncito Hike to see monkeys and huge ceiba trees. Take a boat trip to catch fish and enjoy the river wildlife. Go on a nightwalk to search for nocturnal jungle animals.

03

Activities in the Amazon Jungle & Return to Iquitos (B/L) Have breakfast aboard a small boat on the Amazon River and get the chance to swim close to pink and gray dolphins. After lunch, spot wild animals on your way back to Iquitos. Plan to fly out of Iquitos after 6:00 pm.

Immerse yourself in the lush jungles of Manu National Park on an unforgettable 5-day trip, taking part in exciting activities to discover the Amazon. Attend a pre-departure briefing at Milhouse Cuzco one day prior to departure at 7:00pm where you can ask questions and get last minute information. Day

Itinerary

01

Depart Cuzco for Manu National Park (L/D) Depart Cuzco and stop at Ninamarca pre-Inca burial towers and the town of Paucartambo, then continue to the entrance of Manu National Park. Arrive to your lodge in Pilcopata for the evening.

02-04

Activities in Manu National Park (3B/3L/3D) During your stay you will be able to choose from a diverse selection of exciting activities that will get you into the Amazon jungle to interact with nature. (All activities are subject to weather conditions and availability.) Shintuya Indigenous Community Visit Aguas Calientes Town Hot Springs Visit Camping at Palotoa Riverside Campsite Nature Walk in the jungle to see native flora and fauna Salvation Lake Camping Excursion to see caiman and native birds Cloud Forest Hike to look for Peru’s National Bird “Cock of the Rock”

4D/3N: Stay an EXTRA NIGHT in the Amazon and get the opportunity to go on an extra jungle walk in search of jaguars. Interact with the locals while visiting a jungle village and take a nighttime canoe trip. 5D/4N: Stay 2 EXTRA NIGHTS in the Amazon and experience the same extra activities on day 4, plus spend an additional day to explore the jungle further on foot and by boat or canoe.

Return to Cuzco (B) Say goodbye to the jungle and return to Atalaya to board the bus back to Cuzco, arriving in the late afternoon.

Included: Roundtrip Transfers Iquitos Airport/Hotel - Jungle Lodge, Private Bungalow Accommodation, All Meals at the Jungle Lodge (Vegetarian Option), Water & Snacks, Activities with English speaking guides as per Itinerary, Rain boots, First aid kit.

Included: Pre-departure Briefing, Native Guide, Bus & Boat Transportation, 3 nights lodge accommodation in Pilcopata, Entrance Fees, Cook, All Meals in jungle, Water, First Aid Kit.

Not included: Airfare and airport taxes, Tips, Travel insurance, Personal Expenses, Other Meals, Drinks and beverages.

Not included: Extra snacks and drinks, Tips for Guide, Accommodation in Cuzco.

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2 &3 Days

Colca Canyon Trekking

FROM

$114 USD

2 Days

Start / Finish: Arequipa (option of finishing in Puno at an extra cost)

Days

Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel options

Take a public bus from Lima to Ica at 6:30 am. Arrive at the beautiful oasis of Huacachina. Explore the desert on a fun sand-buggy and sand-boarding trip, then admire the sunset over vast desert landscapes. The next day, transfer to the Ballestas Islands for a boat tour to see large colonies of sea lions, Humboldt penguins, Peruvian boobies, pink flamingos, and other marine life. Visit the Paracas National Reserve and admire the fantastic scenery and rock formations created by wind and sea erosion. Take a public bus back to Lima, arriving in the evening.

Included: Transportation, 1-night Accommodation in Sangalle (1 extra night homestay for the 3-day trip), English Speaking Guide, All meals in the canyon.

Included: 1-night Accommodation in Huacachina, Entrance Fees, English Speaking Guide & Transportation on most tours (see website), All Activities as per itinerary.

Not included: Entrance Fees to Hot Springs in Chivay, Touristic Ticket, Lunch on last day, Drinks, Tips for Guides, Travel Insurance, Personal Expenses, Airplane tickets.

Not Included: Meals & Drinks, Paracas Port Tax (10 Soles), Tour Leader, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

Lima Welcome Package

FROM

$154 USD

4

Days

Start / Finish: Lima

HIGHLIGHTS Discover Lima, Peru’s vibrant capital Walk around to explore iconic highlights Enjoy free time to discover the city

Included: Airport Pick-Up, 2 Nights accommodation in Hostel with Breakfasts, Lima Urban Discovery Walking Tour Including Bilingual Guide. Not Included: Meals, Optional Activities, Tips for Guide, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.

Sandboarding & Nazca Lines Adventure

FROM

$427 USD

Start / Finish: Lima

HIGHLIGHTS Explore Ballestas & Paracas Reserve Ride a sand buggy & go sandboarding See the Nazca Lines from the air Explore Peru on this exciting 4-day trip from Lima. On Day 1 take a bus to nearby Paracas where you will embark on a day trip to explore the Paracas Natural Reserve and immerse yourself in beautiful landscapes for a day. On Day 2, take an early morning Ballestas Islands Boat Trip, then hop on a bus to Ica where you will go sandboarding and sand buggying from the Huacachina desert oasis on Day 3. Take a bus to Nazca for your unforgettable Nazca Lines overflight on Day 4 and return to Lima by bus where you trip ends upon arrival in the evening.

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Discover Lima, the charming Peruvian capital, on this quick 3-day welcome package. Arrive to Lima on Day 1 and get picked up at the airport, then enjoy a free afternoon to explore on your own. On Day 2, visit Lima’s highlights on an Urban Discovery walking tour. Visit the city market, San Pedro de Lima Church, Plaza Bolivar, San Francisco Monastery and end your day in Plaza de Armas. Sample Peruvian snacks and drinks like chicha morada and pisco sour. Your trip ends as you check out of your accommodation in the morning on Day 3.

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3

Start / Finish: Lima

FROM

$220 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Race down amazing sand dunes in Huacachina Oasis See abundant marine and bird life at the Ballestas Islands Admire impressive rock formations at the Paracas Reserve

HIGHLIGHTS Trek through one of the world’s deepest canyons Watch the famous Andean condors soar through the sky Pass by colorful Andean villages & discover the local culture Drive to the Colca Canyon from Arequipa on Day 1 at 3:30 am. See condors in flight at the ‘Cruz Del Condor viewpoint’ before starting your trek at the Mirador De San Miguel. Hike to San Juan de Chucchu Village, then through Cosnirgua and Malata villages before arriving in Sangalle for the night. On Day 2, trek to the town of Cabanaconde, and take a bus to Chivay Village making stops along the way. Enjoy the hot springs in Chivay, before returning to Arequipa, passing by Patapampa and the Llama & Vicuña Reserve. Arrive back to Arequipa around 6:00 pm.

Ballestas Islands & Sand-Boarding Adventure

Included: Public Bus Transportation, 3 Nights Accommodation (1N Paracas, 2N Huacachina), Included Activities as per itinerary (Paracas Nature Reserve, Ballestas Islands, Sandboarding & Sand Buggy, Nazca Lines Overflight) Not Included: Meals, Taxi from IcaHuacachina, Optional Activities, Tips for Guide, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance. www.bambaexperience.com

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South America Air-Expedition Start: Lima / Finish: Rio de Janeiro (or vice-versa)

Days

FROM

$4999 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Fly across a whole continent See peaks, deserts, jungles, beaches

SOUTH AMERICA

Explore Lima, Peru’s vibrant capital Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Learn about Inca history & culture Experience the Amazon Jungle Cross the Uyuni Salt Flats Discover the incredible Iguazu Falls Visit the stunning Rio de Janeiro

Hop on board a 21-day air-journey from the Andes to Brazil’s beautiful beaches through mountains, lakes, deserts and jungles. Travel from Lima to Rio de Janeiro with stops in Cuzco, Puerto Maldonado, La Paz, Uyuni, Puerto Iguazu and Foz do Iguacu. Visit world wonders, historical and natural landmarks, amazing cultures, and bring home the amazing memories of the trip of a lifetime! Day

Itinerary

01-02

Lima Aiport Pick-up / Lima Urban Discovery Upon arrival in Lima you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your accommodation for check-in. Get settled in today and overnight. The next day, discover Peruvian life on a Lima tour that puts you in the shoes of locals. Hit the market, sip a Pisco Sour, pick up a few words of Spanish, and snack on some churros with a local guide. Overnight in Lima.

03-04

Flight to Cuzco & Free Days After being picked up from your accommodation, fly to Cuzco today and enjoy 2 days to enjoy the city on your own and to get acclimatized to the high altitude. Go out on your own at night for your first taste of Peruvian food and Cuzco nightlife! Overnights in Cuzco. Inca Trail Trek or Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N Trek the Inca Trail or the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu depending on preference and availability on Days 5-8.

Included: In/Out Airport Transfers, 20N Accommodation (2N Lima, 4N Cuzco, 3N Camping, 2N Puerto Maldonado, 2N La Paz, 2N Uyuni, 1N Puerto Iguazu, 1N Foz do Iguacu, 3N Rio de Janeiro ), Internal Flights, Transportation, Tours as per itinerary with English-Speaking Guides & Most Entrance Fees.

05-08

Not Included: Meals/Drinks, Tips, Travel Insurance, Personal Expenses.

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The Inca Trail Trek is a spectacularly rich experience in the Andean Mountains. Immerse yourself in the Inca culture as you hike 50 kilometers through the heart of the beautiful Andes. This 4-day trek is the only one to take you along the original stone staircases of the Inca Trail, arriving early at Machu Picchu. The Lares Trek is a great alternative to the Inca Trail Trek when permits are sold out. This high altitude trek will please hikers interested in interacting with the local communities and seeing their way of life in the countryside. Hike through local villages and take a peek into the local Andean way of life, an experience you will never forget.

09-12

Cuzco Free Day / Flight to Puerto Maldonado / Amazon 3-day Tour / Flight to La Paz Enjoy a free day in Cuzco to relax and recover from the trekking adventure before being transferred to the airport to experience the true Amazon jungle as you fly to Puerto Maldonado. Spend 3 days participating in a diverse selection of exciting activities that will get you to interact with nature and see a wild variety of the Amazon flora and fauna. On the last day transfer to the airport to catch a flight to La Paz.

13-15

Flight to Uyuni / Uyuni Salt Flat & Desert 3-day Adventure / Flight to La Paz Today you will fly to Uyuni to embark on an unforgettable expedition in a 4x4 Toyota land cruiser through the vast and blinding-white salt flats of Uyuni and into the desert of southwest Bolivia. Along the way, visit tiny villages, multi-coloured lakes with flamingos, geysers, and thermal hot-springs at 4,000 - 5,000m. Fly back to La Paz after this amazing adventure.

16-18

Flight to Puerto Iguazu / Iguazu Falls Day Trip / Flight to Rio de Janeiro Today you will fly to Northern Argentina to Puerto Iguazu and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure before visiting the mighty Iguazu Falls the next day. Spend another night in Puerto Iguazu and fly to the colourful Rio de Janeiro the next day.

19-21

Carioca City Tour / Free Day / Rio de Janeiro Airport Drop-off Today you will enjoy a 5-hour adventure in Rio de Janeiro that provides you with the unique chance to see the best highlights of the city. Have another free day to enjoy the city on your own and then transfer to Rio de Janeiro international airport, where this incredible trip will come to an end.


PERU Voluntours

SOUTH Worldwide AMERICA

Voluntour, Peru

15 Days

Peru Voluntour & Machu Picchu Experience Start / Finish: Cuzco

FROM

$1477 USD

Departures on Sundays Hostel Accommodation & Camping on Trek

HIGHLIGHTS Experience the Sacred Valley Volunteer with children in Cuzco Trek in the Andes to Machu Picchu

21 Days

Peru Voluntour, Machu Picchu Trek & Amazon

Start / Finish: Cuzco

FROM

$2054 USD

Departures on Sundays Cuzco Hostel, Jungle Eco-Lodge & Camping on Trek

HIGHLIGHTS Volunteer in the historical city of Cuzco Trek to the mystical site of Machu Picchu Go deep into the Amazon Jungle Volunteer in Cuzco helping children, teenagers and young adults with daily activities, and trek to Machu Picchu before reaching the Amazon Jungle.

Arrive at Cuzco airport on Day 1, transfer to your accommodation and free day to acclimatize. On Days 2-5 you will volunteer on a daily basis and have free time in the evenings to relax, practice your Spanish and enjoy the city of Cuzco on your own. On Day 6 participate to an exciting city tour to discover the magic and beauty of this former Inca capital. Take an adventurous 4x4 motorbike tour to see some of the Sacred Valley’s most interesting sites on Day 7, and head over to the Vilcanota River for an exciting rafting experience ending with a fun zipline adventure on Day 8. Do some more volunteering on Days 9-10 before beginning a 4-day trek to Machu Picchu on Day 11. Return to Cuzco on Day 14 for one last night before being dropped off at Cuzco airport on Day 15, where the trip will come to an end.

Arrive at Cuzco airport on Day 1, transfer to your accommodation and free day to acclimatize. On Days 2-5 you will volunteer on a daily basis and have free time in the evenings to relax, practice your Spanish and enjoy the city of Cuzco on your own. On Day 6 participate in an exciting city tour to discover the magic and beauty of this former Inca capital. Take a 4x4 motorbike tour to see some of the Sacred Valley’s most interesting sites on Day 7, and head over to the Vilcanota River for an exciting rafting & zipline experience on Day 8. Do some more volunteering on Day 9 and 10 before beginning the 4-day trek to Machu Picchu on Day 11. Take a free day in Cuzco on Day 15 and board a night bus to Puerto Maldonado on Day 16. Enjoy a 3-day Amazon Jungle Experience before returning to Cuzco on Day 20 for one last night before being dropped off at Cuzco airport on Day 21.

Included: Cuzco Airport Pick-up/Drop-off, All Transportation, 11N Hostel Accommodation with breakfast in Cuzco, 7D Volunteering, Cuzco City Tour, Maras & Moray 4x4 Motorbike Adventure, Rafting & Zipline Experience, Machu Picchu Trek 4D/3N (with Camping Accommodation, Meals: 3B/3L/3D & Entrance Fees), Donation Fee to Cuzco Project.

Included: Airport Transfers, All Transport w/ 2 Night buses, 13N Accommodation with breakfast in Cuzco, 7D Volunteering, Cuzco City Tour, Maras & Moray 4x4 Motorbike Adventure, Rafting & Zipline Experience, Machu Picchu Trek 4D/3N (w/ Camping, Meals & Entry Fees), Puerto Maldonado Amazon Jungle Experience 3D/2N w/ Meals.

Not Included: Optional Volunteering Goodbye Dinner, Other Meals & Drinks, Personal Expenses, Tips for Guides, Travel Insurance, Extra weeks of volunteering.

Not Included: Optional Volunteering Goodbye Dinner, Other Meals & Drinks, Personal Expenses, Tips for Guides, Travel Insurance, Extra weeks of volunteering.

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Participate in an invaluable cultural exchange in the historically rich city of Cuzco and trek through the Andes to reach the breathtaking Machu Picchu.

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GALAPAGOS & PERU Voluntours

SOUTH Worldwide AMERICA Voluntour, Galapagos & Peru

10 Days

Galapagos Voluntour Start: Quito / Finish: Galapagos Islands

FROM

$1130 USD

Departures on Fridays. Schools closed between Feb-April. Nature Program operates Year-round

HIGHLIGHTS Volunteer with locals in the Galapagos Islands Visit the equator line on a day trip from Quito Enjoy free days for optional activities

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16 Days

Galapagos & Peru Voluntour

Start: Quito / Finish: Cuzco

FROM

$1714 USD

Departures on Fridays. Galapagos schools closed between Feb-April. Nature Program operates Year-round

HIGHLIGHTS Volunteer with locals in Galapagos & Cuzco Equator Line & Sacred Valley motorbike excursions Take exciting local day trips in Quito and Cuzco

Volunteer to help preserve native plant species or spend your time in a local school helping the children develop new skills in the Galapagos Islands.

Volunteer in Ecuador and Peru on two different and enriching projects as you immerse yourself in rich local culture and nature on exciting activities.

Quito airport pick-up on Day 1 and free day to enjoy the city. On Day 2, have a morning briefing on the program and then take a day tour to the Equator Line “La Mitad del Mundo”. On Day 3, take a flight to San Cristobal Island to get settled in and prepare for your week of volunteering. On Days 4-8 you will receive an introduction to your project and begin working out in the field on a local farm to help preserve native plant species or spending your time in a local school helping the children develop new skills like speaking English, sports or other extra-curricular activities. On Day 9 enjoy a free day to participate in optional activities in the Galapagos and say goodbye to your new friends over an optional farewell dinner on your own. Your trip will come to an end on Day 10 as you are transferred back to the San Cristobal airport for your return flight back to Quito.

Quito airport pick-up on Day 1 and free day to enjoy the city. On Day 2, have a morning briefing on the program and then take a day tour to the Equator Line “La Mitad del Mundo”. On Day 3, take a flight to San Cristobal Island to get settled in and prepare for your week of volunteering. On Days 4-8 you will receive an introduction to your project and begin working on a local farm to preserve native plant species or helping children develop new skills like speaking English, sports or other extra-curricular activities at a local school. On Day 9 enjoy a free day to participate in optional activities. Fly from Galapagos to Lima on Day 10 and from Lima to Cuzco on Day 11. Begin your Cuzco volunteer project on Days 12-14 at a local school. Take a fun 4x4 motorbike ride to Maras & Moray in the Sacred Valley on Day 15 before your trip ends with a Cuzco Airport drop-off on Day 16.

Included: Quito Airport Transfers (Days 1 & 3), Galapagos Airport Transfers (Days 3 & 10), All Land Transportation, 9N Basic Accommodation (2N Quito, 7N Galapagos), 5D Volunteering with briefing, Equator Line Day Trip, Donation Fee to Project.

Included: All Airport Transfers, All Transportation, 15N Basic Accommodation (2N Quito, 7N Galapagos, 1N Lima, 5N Cuzco), 8D Volunteering with briefing, Equator Line Day Trip, Maras & Moray Motorbike, Donation Fee to Projects.

Not Included: Optional Activities & Goodbye Dinner, Flight Quito - San Cristobal - Quito, Galapagos Fees & Taxes ($100 USD), Quito Airport Tax ($20 USD), Meals/Drinks, Personal Expenses, Tips for Guides, Travel Insurance, Extra weeks of volunteering.

Not Included: Optional Activities & Goodbye Dinner, Flights (Quito - San Cristobal Quito, Quito - Lima - Cuzco), Galapagos Fees & Taxes ($100 USD), Quito Airport Tax ($20 USD), Meals/Drinks, Personal Expenses, Tips for Guides, Travel Insurance.

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bolivia

SOUTH AMERICA

Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia

5

Days

Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert Adventure

Start / Finish: La Paz (Contact us to start & finish in Uyuni or San Pedro de Atacama) *Include flights from La Paz to Uyuni and back to shorten your trip to 3 days.

FROM

$458 USD

Please note: Accommodation and facilities will be bare-bones basic on the 3-day tour through the desert.

HIGHLIGHTS Take wacky pictures in Uyuni Drive through moon-like deserts Marvel at breathtaking lakes See active volcanoes at 5,000m Ride through the abstract Dali desert Soak in steaming thermal springs Visit the vast white salt flats Embark on an unforgettable expedition in a 4x4 Toyota land cruiser through the world’s largest blindingwhite salt flats of Uyuni and into the desert of southwest Bolivia. Along the way, visit tiny villages, multicolored lakes with flamingos, geysers, and thermal hot-springs at 4,000 - 5,000m.

Not Included: Entrance Fees: Isla Incahuasi (30 Bs)/ Reserva Eduardo Avaroa Protected Area (150 Bs), Hot Showers (10 Bs), Other Meals, Drinks, Personal Expenses, Tips for driver & cook, Travel Insurance.

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Itinerary

01

Night bus from La Paz to Uyuni Arrive in La Paz at anytime. Enjoy free time to explore the city and make your own way to the bus terminal to take a night bus at 9:00 pm to the town of Uyuni in the southwest corner of Bolivia.

02

Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert 3D/2N Trip (L/D) Arrive at the Uyuni bus station and make your own way to the meeting point. Start the tour at 10:30 am with a visit to Uyuni’s ‘train graveyard’ and head to the tiny salt mining town of Colchani. Cruise along the vast white expanse of the world-renowned Salar de Uyuni and have lunch on the central Incahuasi Island (Fish Island), covered by beautiful cactus and composed of petrified coral. Take fun and crazy group photos from different angles there and spend the night in the tiny village of Agua Quisa.

03

Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert 3D/2N Trip (B/L/D) Eat an early breakfast and head off on a drive through the Chiguana desert, surrounded by active volcanoes that you can see well from a scenic overlook point. See thousands of pink flamingos gathered around a lake with an intense red-color due to red sediments and algae in the water. Continue to the Desert of Siloli at 4,550m where you can take a photo next to a huge lava rock formation in the shape of a tree. Take photos of the incredible sights found in this intriguing corner of forgotten southwest Bolivia.

04

Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert 3D/2N Trip & Night bus to La Paz (B/L) Walk next to the Sol de Mañana Geyser at 5,000m. Have breakfast at the therapeutic 35 Cº hot springs. Visit the abstract Dali desert and the Green Lagoon near the Licancabur Volcano at 6,000m. Return to Uyuni to connect with your night bus to La Paz or end your trip in San Pedro Atacama.

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Day 5: Arrival in La Paz Arrive to La Paz around 8:00 am. Please make your own way to the hostel of your choice.

Shorten your trip to 3 days with flights from La Paz Uyuni Salt Flats Air-Expedition 3D/2N FROM $848 USD

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Included: 2-nights Basic Dorm-Style Accommodation, 2 Night Buses, Transportation in 4WD, Local Driver & English Speaking Guide on tour, Meals: 2B/3L/2D.

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14 Days

Machu Picchu Trek & Uyuni Salt Flats Combo Start: La Paz / Finish: Cuzco (or vice-versa)

FROM

$1618 USD

Hostels in Cuzco & La Paz, Basic Dorm-Style Refugios during Uyuni trip & Camping during trek. Departures: Monday, Thursday, Saturday (Daily departures with a group of 4+)

HIGHLIGHTS Hike to magical Machu Picchu Sleep overnight on Isla del Sol

SOUTH AMERICA

Visit the immense Lake Titicaca Hike in the Andes to Machu Picchu Enjoy authentic Peruvian cuisine Experience the Uyuni Salt Flats 4x4 Motorbike to Maras & Moray Take a city tour in La Paz Learn about Inca history & culture

See the highlights of Peru and Bolivia on this great 14-day trip. Enjoy a city tour in La Paz and explore the Uyuni Salt Flats. Visit the beautiful Lake Titicaca to stay overnight on Isla del Sol. Arrive to Cuzco and take a fun motorbike tour to Maras & Moray, then trek through the Andes mountains to reach Machu Picchu. Day

Itinerary

01

La Paz Airport Pick-Up & Free Day Get picked up at the airport in La Paz and transferred to your accommodation. Get settled in and enjoy a free afternoon to walk around the city centre and acclimatize to the altitude in La Paz.

02

La Paz City Tour and Night bus to Uyuni Go on a city tour in La Paz and visit the city’s most interesting sites, then take a nightbus to Uyuni.

03-05

06 Included: 10-nights Hostel Accommodation & 3 Night Buses (1N La Paz, 1 Nightbus, 2N Dorm on Uyuni Trip, 1 Nightbus, 1N La Paz, 1N Isla del Sol, 1 Nightbus, 1N Cuzco, 3N Camping on Trek, 1N Cuzco), La Paz Airport pickup, Transport, Meals: 8B/8L/6D, English Speaking Guides on tours, Entrance Fees on Machu Picchu Trek & Isla del Sol tour. Not Included: Entrance Fees on Uyuni tour, Sleeping Bag (Available for rental locally), Transfers from/to bus stations, Optional Activities, Other Meals/Drinks, Tips, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.

07-08

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Maras & Moray 4x4 Motorbike Tour (B) Get settled in your hostel and take a thrilling 4x4 motorbike tour through the Andean countryside. Stop at the great Inca ruins of Moray, a series of impressive circular agricultural terraces. Continue along dirt roads to the Pre-Inca salt pools of Maras. Return to Cuzco and attend the trek’s pre-departure briefing.

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Inca Trail or Lares Trek 4D/3N & Machu Picchu Guided Visit with Free Time (3B/3L/3D) Choose to trek the Inca Trail or the Lares Trek depending on preference and availability on Days 10-13.

Book in Advance If you wish to include the Inca Trail Trek to your itinerary, we recommend booking well in advance as permits sell out quickly, especially in the high season (May - August). As this is a self-guided trip, we can customise it to your needs. Choose a type of accommodation, add/remove stops, add/remove experiences. Add internal flights instead of nights buses.

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The Inca Trail Trek is a spectacularly rich experience in the Andean Mountains. Immerse yourself in the Inca culture as you hike 50 kilometers through the heart of the beautiful Andes. This 4-day trek is the only one to take you along the original stone staircases of the Inca Trail, arriving early at Machu Picchu. The Lares Trek is a great alternative to the Inca Trail Trek. This high altitude trek will please hikers interested in interacting with the local communities and seeing the lifestyle in the countryside. Hike through local villages and take a peek into the local Andean way of life, an experience you will never forget. On the last day of your trek, you will explore Machu Picchu with a professional guide. Get up early to appreciate this magnificent city in the early morning light as the mist dissipates. A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your guide with free time afterwards to explore the mysterious city by yourself. Make your own way back to Aguas Calientes for lunch and a visit to the hot springs or the local marketplace. Take the train back to Ollantaytambo and the bus to Cuzco arriving at around 10:30pm.

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La Paz Free Day Arrive back in La Paz and make your own way to your hostel from the bus station. Enjoy a free day. La Paz - Copacabana - Isla del Sol - Copacabana & Night bus to Cuzco via Puno (1B/2L/1D) Take a bus to Copacabana for a traditional Bolivian lunch. Then, hop on a ferry to Isla del Sol (Sun Island) where you will walk up an Incan stairway to the top of the island with panoramic views of Lake Titicaca. Check in to your guesthouse, have dinner and get some rest. On Day 8, take a scenic 4-hour hike traversing the island with stunning views of the lake to reach the Pilkokaina Temple. Then, take a ferry back to Copacabana for lunch, an afternoon bus transfer to Puno, and a night bus to Cuzco.

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Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert 3D/2N Adventure & Night bus to La Paz (2B/3L/2D) Arrive early in Uyuni and join your group for the Uyuni Salt Flats tour on Day 3. Stop by Uyuni’s “train graveyard” and then travel to the vast blinding white salt flats where you can take incredible photos. Go deeper into the desert on Day 4 to see rock formations and desert landscapes with red and greencoloured lagoons. Visit hot springs surrounded by geysers at 5,000m on Day 5 before returning to Uyuni arriving at 6:00 pm. Make your own way to the bus station to catch your night bus back to La Paz.

End of Trip (B) Your once-in-a-lifetime adventure comes to an end upon checkout of your hostel in Cuzco.


3 &4 Days

Bolivian Amazon Pampas Adventure Start / Finish: La Paz (Option of starting/ending in Rurrenabaque)

FROM

$698 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Experience exciting wildlife viewing in the Pampas Fish for piranhas and take canoe rides in nature Sleep in a jungle lodge on the riverbank

On Day 1, depart La Paz around 6:00 am on a flight to Rurrenabaque. Make your way to the meeting point and travel in a 4x4 Jeep through the lowlands of the Bolivian Amazon up to Santa Rosa. Observe a large variety of reptiles and amphibians, birds, and monkeys as you glide along the Yacuma River to reach your jungle lodge. Embark on a hike to watch the sunset and take a night canoe tour to look out for caimans and anacondas. On Day 2, canoe through the Pampas searching for eagles, toucans and sloths. Try your luck at catch-and-release piranha fishing on the way back to Santa Rosa and then return to Rurrenabaque. Transfer to the airport on Day 3, for your flight back to La Paz (flight times vary). 4D/3N: Extra time to search for anacondas and swim with pink dolphins.

3 &4 Days

Madidi Amazon Rainforest Adventure Start / Finish: La Paz

Included: Flight Tickets La Paz - Rurrenabaque - La Paz, 1-2N Jungle Lodge with camping equipment, 1N Hostel in Rurrenabaque, All Meals in the jungle, All Land & Boat Transfers, Local Guide, Cook & Driver, Medical Assistance.

SOUTH AMERICA

Embark on this amazing trip to the Pampas of Bolivia and live a real Amazon adventure.

Not Included: Entrance Fee to the Santa Rosa Park ($22 usd), Rurrenabaque Airport Tax, Airport Transfers, Tips.

FROM

$673 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Take a boat trip to visit a Sugarcane Community Go sailing on a self-made raft & opt for more activities Take nature walks within lush landscapes to see animals Experience a 3 or 4-day adventure into the Amazon Jungle at Madidi National Park and immerse yourself in nature. Transfer to the La Paz airport on Day 1 for your early morning flight to Rurrenabaque and overnight. On Day 2 take a boat trip down the Beni & Tuichi Rivers to reach a Sugarcane Community and your Eco-lodge accommodation. Get settled in and then take an afternoon walk. Have dinner and take a night walk in the jungle. Visit the Macaws Farallon on Day 3, a colourful and noisy nesting place for guacamayas and parrots where you can enjoy the beautiful and lush natural landscapes. Then take a sailing trip on a self-made raft and participate in optional activities before returning to Rurrenabaque for your flight to La Paz where your adventure will come to an end. 4D/3N: Stay an extra day in Madidi to hike deep in the jungle and camp out.

5 &6 Days

Madidi & Pampas Amazon Combo Start / Finish: La Paz

Included: La Paz Airport Drop-off, Flight La Paz - Rurrenabaque - La Paz, Rurrenabaque In/Out Airport Transfers, Accommodation (1N Rurrenabaque, 1N Madidi Lodge), Meals: 2B,2L,1D, Boat Transportation, English/Spanish Guide, Activities as per itinerary Not included: Entrance Fees to Madidi National Park (125bs), Other Drinks & Meals, Travel Insurance, Extras, Tips.

FROM

$1080 USD

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HIGHLIGHTS Visit indigenous communities Experience beautiful nature & culture Spot animals in Madidi & the Pampas Experience the jungle in Madidi National Park and enjoy pristine nature in the Pampas on this exciting 5-day combo trip full of exciting activities. On Day 1, take an early morning flight from La Paz to Rurrenabaque and overnight. On Day 2 travel along the Beni & Tuichi Rivers to reach a Sugarcane Community and then your Eco-Lodge. Get settled in and take an afternoon walk in the jungle. After dinner take an optional night walk. On Day 3 visit the Farallon of the Macaws to see nesting and feeding guacamayos and parrots, then go sailing on a self-made raft. On Day 4, return to Rurrenabaque and take 3-hour jeep ride to Santa Rosa where you will sail the beautiful Yacuma River into the Pampas. On Day 5 enjoy your last morning in nature surrounded by the sounds of animals. Then return to Rurrenabaque for your flight to La Paz where your trip will end. 6D/5N: Stay an extra day in Madidi to hike deep in the jungle and camp out.

Included: La Paz Airport Drop-off, Flight La Paz - Rurrenabaque - La Paz, Rurrenabaque In/Out Airport Transfers, Accommodation (1N Rurrenabaque, 2N Madidi Lodge, 1N Pampas Lodge), Meals: 4B,4L,3D, Boat & Jeep Transport, English/Spanish Guide, All Activities. Not included: Entry Fees to Madidi NP (125bs) & Santa Rosa Protected Park (150bs), Extra Drinks/Meals, Extras, Tips. www.bambaexperience.com

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1 Day

Death Road Adventure

FROM

$115 USD

2 &3 Days

Start / Finish: La Paz

SOUTH AMERICA

HIGHLIGHTS Ride the World’s Most Dangerous Road by bike Descend 3,500 meters in approximately 5 hours Pass bone-chilling vertical drops and pristine jungles Depart La Paz around 7:30-8:00 am and drive to La Cumbre (4,700m), starting point of your cycling adventure. After a safety brief, descend 3,500m in approx. 5 hours navigating hair-raising curves with sheer vertical drops. Feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins as you cruise along this infamous dirt track. Pass by snowy peaks, beautiful waterfalls, and the Curve of Death on your way to Yolosa (1,800m), where your ride ends. Take the van to Coroico for a buffet lunch and refreshing swim in the pool, then return to La Paz arriving around 8:00 pm.

Titicaca & Isla del Sol Adventure

Start / Finish: La Paz (or Copacabana) with option to end in Cuzco

HIGHLIGHTS Visit the beautiful town of Copacabana, Bolivia Experience Titicaca, the world’s highest lake Hike original Inca stairs on Isla del Sol Explore the the world’s highest lake, Lake Titicaca in the Andes mountains. On Day 1 depart La Paz around 7:00 am for Copacabana. Have a quick lunch and take a boat trip to Isla del Sol (3,800 meters). Hike up an original Inca stone staircase and enjoy panoramic views from the top. Day 2 offers you a unique opportunity to take an easy 3.5-hour hike along rolling hills on Isla del Sol, or take a short hike to the Pilko Kaina temple, before going back to Copacabana by boat. Enjoy a delicious lunch before returning to La Paz, arriving at the bus station in the evening. Included: Hostel Pick-Up/Drop-Off, Bus and Boat Transportation, EnglishSpeaking Guide, Meals, Hostel-style accommodation.

Included: Equipment (including safety equipment & radios for guides), First Aid Kit, T-shirt & CD with pictures & videos, Lunch (excluding drinks at the hotel), All Transfers, Local Guide.

Not included: Other Meals & Drinks, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance, Tips.

Not Included: Entrance Fee to the WMDR (30 Bs), Drinks at Hotel, Tips for guide, Travel Insurance.

3

Days

Huayna Potosi Trek

FROM

$291 USD

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Get ready for an exciting Andean adventure to reach the summit of Huayna Potosi at over 6,000m! On Day 1 you will be picked up at our office at 9:00 am in La Paz and transferred to Base Camp. Have lunch and begin your mountaineering training on the glacier. Day 2 begins with a 4-hour hike to reach 2nd camp at 5,300m. Go to bed early for a big day ahead! Day 3 begins at 1:00 am with a 5-hour trekking ascent to the Huayna Potosi summit at 6,088m! Hike back down to base camp and then return to La Paz where your trip comes to an end in the evening. Included: English speaking Mountain Climbing Guide & Assistant Guide (depends on group size), All Meals, All Transport, Porters & Mules for Equipment, Optional Technical Climbing Equipment, Camping & Cooking Gear. Not Included: Meals not stated in itinerary, Travel Insurance, Tips.

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3

Choro Trail

FROM

$364 USD

Days Start / Finish: La Paz

Start / Finish: La Paz

HIGHLIGHTS Trek the 6,000-metre Huayna Potosi peak Climb easy moraines and follow gradual glaciers Prepare yourself to trek higher technical peaks

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FROM

$165 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Awe at incredible Andean landscapes Trek 3,500 metres down into the Amazon Experience the Cotapata National Park The Choro Trail, one of “Yunga Trails” links the high Andes with subtropical lands in diverse landscapes from snowy passes to tropical vegetation. Begin Day 1 with an early morning transfer to La Cumbre and trek to Abra Chucura at 4,859m. Descend to Challapampa along a pre-Inca road. Trek down into the sub-tropical jungle on Day 2 crossing the Rio Chucura and Rio Jucumarini to reach Sandillani for camp. Day 3 takes you to Chairo where your trek ends, then take a return transfer to Coroico (optional drop-off here) and finally reach La Paz in the evening. Included: Professional English speaking guide (1 guide to 3 clients), Meals as Mentioned (including drinks at camp), All Transportation, Tents and Cooking Equipment, Cook, Porters. Not Included: Personal Gear, Personal Insurance, Tips.


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SOUTH AMERICA

Torres del Paine, Chile

5 Days

Bamba Torres del Paine W Trek Start / Finish: Puerto Natales

*This is a self-guided trek, you will be trekking by yourself with a map.

FROM

$599 USD

Note: This package doesn’t run between April 1st to October 31st due to the weather conditions during winter in Chile.

HIGHLIGHTS Exciting 5-day trekking adventure Hike to the stunning Grey Glacier See breathtaking Lake Nordenskjöld Sleep in cozy mountain Refugios Explore Torres del Paine NP Challenge yourself on the moraine Easy self-guided trekking trip Make your ascent to the base of Torres del Paine with its monumental peaks towering over glacier lakes and a rocky moraine. Walk through the stunning French Valley to reach Grey Lake, with views of the Grey Glacier, and absorb the peaceful vibe of this pristine national park with vibrant flowers and crisp mountain air.

Not Included: Guide Services, Optional Full Board Meal Plan, Entrance Fee to Torres del Paine NP (18,000 CLP), Medical & Travel Insurance, Personal Expenses.

Itinerary

01

Transport from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park (Regular Bus) Depart Puerto Natales at 2:30 pm and travel by public transportation up to Torres del Paine National Park (Laguna Amarga Main Entrance). After paying the entrance fee, take the shuttle to Las Torres sector for a good night’s sleep.

02

Trekking to “The Base of Torres del Paine” (7-8 hours; 13km; Difficult) Have an early breakfast and start hiking with fantastic views of lake Nordenskjöld and the hanging glacier on Almirante Nieto Mountain (2670 m). Trek through an ancient Lenga forest to reach “The Moraine”, and begin a challenging 45-minute ascent to reach the impressive lookout at “The Base of Torres del Paine” where you will have amazing views of the glacier lake and the 3 well-known monumental towers.

03

Trekking from Refugio El Chileno to Refugio Los Cuernos (4-5 hours; 11km; Medium) Start off early again and follow the trail to the charming Refugio Los Cuernos, passing through the base of Almirante Nieto Mountain, a sector of the Paine Massif with great views of Nordenskjöld Lake. In December, look for vibrantly colored flora like the Ciruelillo (Fire Bush) with vivid red flowers.

04

Trekking to The French Valley (10–12 hours; 25.3km; Difficult) Wake up early for a long day of scenic ups and downs. First, reach Campamento Italiano with picturesque views of Nordenskjöld Lake and continue your ascent to French Glacier lookout and “Campamento Britanico” until reaching “Mirador Britanico”. Admire panoramic views of the French Valley with its breathtaking mountains.

05

Trekking to Grey Glacier (8-9 hours; 22km; Medium) & Return to Puerto Natales Take a morning walk along Grey Lake with spectacular views of the mountains and the Grey Glacier in the distance. Reach the main lookout directly in front of the glacier before returning to Pehoe Lake to take the Catamaran to cross the lake and then the bus back to Puerto Natales, arriving around 10:00 pm. www.bambaexperience.com

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Included: 4-nights Accommodation (Dorm-Style Refugios with Sleeping Bag or Camping with Tent & Equipment), First aid assistance available at Refugios, Transportation from/to Puerto Natales.

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3

Days

Santiago Welcome Package

FROM

$183 USD

Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel options

Start / Finish: Santiago

4

Days

SOUTH AMERICA

HIGHLIGHTS Ride through Santiago on a bike tour Convenient airport pick-up on arrival Explore the city’s sites during free time

Easter Island Experience

Start / Finish: Easter Island Airport

HIGHLIGHTS Visit the famous and sacred sites of Easter Island Enjoy legendary white-coral sandy beach Discover the mysterious seven Moais at Ahu Akivi

Arrive to Santiago on Day 1 and get picked up at the airport. Transfer to your accommodation and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. On Day 2, take a half-day bike trip around the city of Santiago with a professional local guide. Choose a morning or afternoon trip. Each will take you into the heart of the city and around its picturesque neighbourhoods for a peek into Santiago’s local culture and history. Your trip ends as you check out of your accommodation in the morning of Day 3.

Get picked up at the airport upon arrival on day 1. On day 2, go on a full day excursion around the island with stops at the Ahus temple formations, the Rano Raraku Quarry and the beautiful Anakena Beach. The next day, visit the archaeological site of Ahu Vinapu, the extinct Rano Kau Volcano and the Ana Kai Tangata cave, among other sites. Make a last stop at the famous platform of Ahu Akivi, to view the 7 Moai structures which make this island legendary. Day 4 is departure day. Include flights from/to Santiago: Easter Island Air-Expedition 4D/3N - Fr $000 USD

Included: Airport Pick-Up, 2N Accommodation in Santiago, Bicycle City Tour with English Speaking Guide.

Included: Airport Transfers, Meals (3B/1L), 3-night 3* Hotel Accommodation, Transportation & English Speaking Guide on tours, Activities as per itinerary.

Not Included: Meals/Drinks, Optional Activities, Tips for Guide, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.

4

Days

Atacama Adventure

FROM

$460 USD

Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel options

Start / Finish: San Pedro Atacama

HIGHLIGHTS Swim in the cold water of Cejar Lagoon Watch the sunset over the Salt Mountains Walk in moon-like landscapes in Moon Valley

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Get picked up at the airport upon arrival on day 1. Visit unique desert villages and natural wonders in Chile like the Moon Valley, Death Valley and Atacama Salt Flats. Experience beautiful sunsets at both the Salt Mountains and the Tebinquiche Lagoon. Later you can go for a swim in the Tatio Geysers Geothermal Field and the Cejar lagoon. Visit the Altiplanic Lagoons and the Atacama Salt Flats at the base of Miscanti Volcano. Remember to pack warm clothes for chilly sub-zero nights. Return to San Pedro around 2:30 pm on the last day.

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FROM

$585 USD

Not included: Other Meals & Drinks, Optional Activities, Rapa Nui National Park Entrance Fee (Costs approx. $65 USD) ,Tips for Guides, Personal Expenses, Flight Tickets.

4

Days

Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert Adventure Start: San Pedro de Atacama / Finish: La Paz

FROM

$476 USD

Please note: Accommodation and facilities will be bare-bones basic on the 3-day tour through the desert

HIGHLIGHTS Explore active volcanoes, geysers & steaming craters Visit Salar de Uyuni which is the world’s largest salt flat Drive through the Bolivian Altiplano’s moon-like deserts Depart San Pedro de Atacama on day 1 at 7:30 am and cross into Bolivia. Drive past colourful lagoons in a 4WD Jeep, see the big Licancabur volcano, explore Dali Desert and admire surrealistic landscapes, thermal water pools, and geysers. Make your way to Chiguana salt flat, passing by the Silio Desert. On day 3, discover the famous Uyuni Salt flats and take fun perspective and proportion-distorted photos with your friends. Then take a night bus to La Paz, where your trip will come to an end in the morning of day 4.

Included: Calama Airport Pickup, 3-night Hostel/Hotel Accommodation based on package, Activities as per itinerary (including transport, English speaking guide & some meals)

Included: Meals: (2B/3L/2D), 2-night Shared Room Accommodation, 4WD Transportation on tour, Spanish Speaking Guide/Local Driver/Cook on tour, Nightbus Uyuni - La Paz.

Not Included: Entrance Fees, Tips, Other Meals/Drinks, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.

Not Included: Entrance Fees: Isla Incahuasi (30 Bs) & Reserva Eduardo Avaroa Protected Area (150 Bs), Tips, Other Meals and Drinks, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.


Chile & Argentina Patagonia & Torres del Paine 14 Patagonia 14 Air-Expedition Trek Air-Expedition $3114 USD $3276 USD FROM

Days

Start: Santiago / Finish: Buenos Aires (or v.v.)

Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel options

FROM

Days

Start / Finish: Santiago

Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel options

SOUTH AMERICA

HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS

Experience Santiago’s vivid personality on bicycle Discover Patagonian landscapes, lakes & glaciers Visit Osorno Volcano & admire Perito Moreno Glacier Discover Buenos Aires by day and by night

Explore Lake Llanquihue & visit the Osorno Volcano Hike to the base of Torres del Paine & see its high peaks Experience Santiago’s vivid personality on bicycle Sleep in Refugios amongst superb mountain sceneries

Take a 14-day trip through the Chilean and Argentine Patagonia between Santiago and Buenos Aires with stops at Puerto Varas, Bariloche and El Calafate. Day

Itinerary

01-04

Santiago Bike City Trip / Flight to Puerto Montt / Puerto Varas 2-day Tour Airport pick-up on Day 1 in Santiago and free time to settle in. Take a Bike City Tour on Day 2 to ride through the lively streets, markets and plazas and learn about the country’s history with a local. Fly to Puerto Montt on Day 3 and travel to Puerto Varas, the next day explore the southern shore of Lake Llanquihue and Ensenada town before visiting the Osorno Volcano.

05-08

Lake Crossing Chile to Argentina / Bariloche 4-day Tour / Flight to El Calafate Cruise through lakes to cross the Chile-Argentina border on Day 5 and get a taste of the northern Patagonian landscape around the alpine town of Bariloche for 4 days, before flying to El Calafate on Day 8.

09-14

El Calafate 4-day Tour / Flight to Buenos Aires / City Tour & Tango Show Spend 4 days visiting El Calafate and its natural beauties, and experience the enormous Perito Moreno Glacier on the Argentino Lake. On Day 12 fly to Buenos Aires and have some free time to settle-in. See the colourful and historic neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires on a city tour and attend an authentic Tango show, dinner and dance lesson on Day 13. Your trip ends on Day 14 with an airport drop-off. (This route can also be done in reverse)

Take a 14-day trip through the Chilean Patagonia from Santiago back to Santiago with stops at Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas, Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales. Day

01-04

Itinerary Airport Pickup / Santiago Bike City Trip / Flight to Puerto Montt / Puerto Varas 2-day Tour Airport pick-up on Day 1 in Santiago and free time to settle in. Take a Bike City Tour on Day 2 to ride through the lively streets, markets and plazas and learn about the country’s history with a local. Fly to Puerto Montt on Day 3 and travel to Puerto Varas, the next day explore the southern shore of Lake Llanquihue and Ensenada town before visiting the Osorno Volcano.

05-11

Flight Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas / Penguins Day Trip / Torres del Paine 5-day W-Trek Return to Puerto Montt and fly to Punta Arenas on Day 5 before visiting La Tierra del Fuego and a King Penguin colony on Day 6. On Day 7 take a bus to Puerto Natales and begin a 5-day trek into the heart of the Torres del Paine National Park before returning to Punta Arenas on Day 11.

12-14

Flight Punta Arenas to Santiago/ Free Day in Santiago / Airport Drop-off On Day 12 take a flight from Punta Arenas to Santiago and enjoy a free full day around the city to buy last-minute souvenirs and enjoy the Chilean nightlife on Day 13. Your trip ends on Day 14 with an airport drop-off.

* Trip doesn’t operate between May - Sept (with some changes in April & Oct)

Included: In/Out Airport Transfers, 13N Accommodation (2N Santiago, 2N Puerto Varas, 3N Bariloche, 4N El Calafate, 2N Buenos Aires), Internal Flights with transfers, Transportation, Lake Crossing, Tours as per itinerary with English-Speaking Guides & Most Entrance Fees.

Included: In/Out Airport Transfers, 13N Accommodation (2N Santiago, 2N Puerto Varas, 2N Punta Arenas, 4N W-Trek Refugios, 1N Punta Arenas, 2N Santiago), Internal Flights with transfers, Transportation, Tours as per itinerary with English-Speaking Guides & Most Entrance Fees (except W-Trek is self-guided)

Not Included: Meals/Drinks, Tips, Travel Insurance, Personal Expenses, Tour Leader.

Not Included: Meals/Drinks, Tips, Travel Insurance, Personal Expenses, Tour Leader.

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SOUTH AMERICA Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

7

Days

Buenos Aires & Iguazu Air-Expedition Start / Finish: Buenos Aires

FROM

$1169 USD

Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel Options

HIGHLIGHTS Discover Buenos Aires by day and by night See the stunning landscapes of Northern Argentina Marvel at the majestic Iguazu Falls from both sides

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14 Days

Patagonia Argentina Air-Expedition

Start / Finish: Buenos Aires

FROM

$3146 USD

Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel Options

HIGHLIGHTS Go on tours by day and by night to visit Buenos Aires Go to the southernmost tip of America - Tierra del Fuego Admire Patagonian landscapes, lakes & glaciers

Experience Buenos Aires and travel to northern Argentina to admire the majestic Iguazu Falls from both sides before flying back to BA.

Take a 14-day trip through the Argentine Patagonia from Buenos Aires with stops along the way at Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, El Calafate and Bariloche.

Airport pick-up on Day 1 in Buenos Aires and free time to settle in. On Day 2 discover the beauty and wonders of Buenos Aires on a city tour. See its most famous sights and feel the vibe of this cosmopolitan city as you explore its unique neighborhoods. Get in touch with the local culture taking a Tango dance lesson, and then admire an authentic Tango Show accompanied with a delicious dinner at La Ventana on Day 3. Then, fly to Puerto Iguazu on Day 4 and have the rest of the day to get adapted to the new climate. On Day 5 visit the Brazilian side of the Iguazu falls and its panoramic views. Experience the powerful falls on the Argentinean side on Day 6, where you can walk along platforms bordering the falls and admire the rich local flora and fauna of the area. The trip ends on Day 7 with an airport drop-off and a flight back to Buenos Aires.

Airport pick-up on Day 1 in Buenos Aires and free time to settle in. On Day 2 discover the beauty and wonders of Buenos Aires on a city tour and get in touch with the local night culture taking a Tango dance lesson, and admiring an authentic Tango Show accompanied with a delicious dinner. Fly to Ushuaia on Day 3 and begin a 4 days tour to Tierra del Fuego and navigate to a Sea Lion colony, before flying to El Calafate on Day 6. Spend 4 days visiting El Calafate and its natural beauties, and experience the enormous Perito Moreno Glacier on the Argentino Lake. On Day 10 fly to Bariloche and get a taste of its northern Patagonian landscapes for 4 days before flying back to Buenos Aires on Day 13 to enjoy one last night in the country’s capital. Your trip ends on Day 14 with an airport drop-off after checkout.

Included: In/Out Airport Transfers, 6N Accommodation(3N Buenos Aires, 3N Puerto Iguazu), Internal Flights with transfers, Transportation, Tours as per itinerary with English-Speaking Guides & Most Entrance Fees.

Included: In/Out Airport Transfers, 13N Accommodation (2N Buenos Aires, 3N Ushuaia, 4N El Calafate, 3N Bariloche, 1N Buenos Aires), Internal Flights with transfers, Transportation, Tours as per itinerary with English-Speaking Guides & Most Entrance Fees.

Not Included: Meals/Drinks, Tips, Travel Insurance, Personal Expenses, Tour Leader, Visa Fees.

Not Included: Meals/Drinks, Tips, Travel Insurance, Personal Expenses, Tour Leader, Visa Fees.

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4

Days

Buenos Aires Tango Capital

FROM

$222 USD

Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel Options

Start / Finish: Buenos Aires

4

Days

Start / Finish: Puerto Iguazu (Options of starting and/or ending in Foz do Iguacu)

Get ready to be mesmerised by the renowned Iguazu Falls on this 4-day trip. Airport pickup on Day 1. Feel the spray of the powerful falls on the Argentinean side where you can walk along platforms bordering the falls and admire the rich local flora and fauna of the area. Look down into the Devil’s Throat and feel the roar of the water rushing down. Awe at the panoramic view of the falls from the Brazilian side with beautifully contrasting green trees and plants against the foamy white spray of the water. Airport drop-off on Day 4 (in Puerto Iguazu or Foz do Iguacu). Included: 3-nights Accommodation, Tours as per itinerary with English Speaking Guides, Entrance Fees & Transportation (Argentina Iguazu Falls Day Trip, Afternoon Brazil Falls Tour), In/Out Airport Transfers.

Included: 3 Nights Accommodation in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Airport Pick Up & Drop-off (during the regular timetable), Buenos Aires City Tour, Tango Show & Dinner. Not Included: Other Meals/Drinks, Optional Activities, Tips, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.

4

Days

Start / Finish: San Carlos de Bariloche

Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel Options

HIGHLIGHTS Admire the majestic Iguazu Falls from both sides Get up close to the falls on the Argentinean side Awe at panoramic views from the Brazilian side

Begin Day 1 with an airport pick up at 9:15, 12:00, 14:45 or 20:10 hrs and get checked in to your accommodation. On Day 2, discover the beauty and wonders of Buenos Aires on a city tour to the National Congress, Metropolitan Cathedral, May Square, Colon Theater, famous neighbourhoods like San Telmo, La Boca, Palermo and Recoleta. On Day 3 you will experience an authentic Tango Show with a lesson and dinner in the heart of San Telmo, the centre of Tango culture in Buenos Aires. Your trip ends with an airport transfer at 8:00, 10:30, 13:00 or 16:40 hrs.

Bariloche Nature Discovery

FROM

$320 USD

SOUTH AMERICA

HIGHLIGHTS Discover the beautiful city of Buenos Aires Experience an authentic Tango Show and Dinner See famous neighbourhoods & sights on a city tour

Iguazu Falls Adventure

FROM

$317 USD Hostel & 3* Hotel Options

HIGHLIGHTS Discover Patagonian landscapes on amazing tours Travel along the magnificent shoreline of Lake Nahuel Huapi Admire beautiful waterfalls & glaciers or unique forests

5

Days

El Calafate & Torres del Paine Adventure Start / Finish: El Calafate

FROM

$478 USD Hostel & 3* Hotel Options

HIGHLIGHTS Be impressed by the giant Perito Moreno Glacier Take in the spectacular landscapes of Torres del Paine Spend a free day exploring El Calafate’s historic town Visit the surroundings of El Calafate on two day-tours and be fascinated by the natural beauties of the area. Airport Pickup in El Calafate on Day 1. Travel to the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier for breathtaking views of this massive sheet of ice and listen to cracking sounds as you watch huge chunks drop into the lake. Breathe fresh clean air as you awe at snow-capped mountains towering over turquoise glacier lakes in Torres del Paine, Chile (seasonal). Stroll the streets of El Calafate’s historic town on your free day. Airport drop-off on Day 5.

Included: 3-nights Accommodation with breakfast in Bariloche, Tours as per itinerary (including English speaking guide & transportation), Airport/Bus Station Pick-up & Drop-off.

Included: 4-nights Accommodation with breakfast in El Calafate, Tours as per itinerary (including English speaking guide & transportation), El Calafate Airport Pick-up & Drop-off.

Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Entrance Fees: Nahuel Huapi N.P. & Boarding Tax (155 ARS), Mt Campanario Chairlift (145 ARS), Visa Fee/Reciprocity Fee, Optional Activities, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Entrance fees (See website for details), Visa Fee, Optional Activities (Glacier Walk - book locally), Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

www.bambaexperience.com

adventure trips

Go on excursions around the alpine town of Bariloche, to get a taste of the northern Patagonian landscape. Airport or Bus Station Pickup in Bariloche on Day 1. Travel along the beautiful Lake Nahuel Huapi on a tour that brings you to the foot of Mt Campanario. Ascend the mountain on a chairlift (optional) to admire incredible panoramic views. Choose to go sailing to Isla Victoria and witness some of the last living Arrayanes trees, or go admire magnificent lakes, waterfalls, and unique glaciers on the Tronador excursion. Airport or Bus Station drop off on Day 4.

Not Included: Meals/Drinks, Visa Fees, Optional Activities, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

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3

Days

Ushuaia Explorer

FROM

$513 USD

Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel Options

Start / Finish: Ushuaia

3

Days

SOUTH AMERICA

HIGHLIGHTS Explore Tierra del Fuego National Park Go canoeing on the Lapataia River Enjoy a day at leisure in Ushuaia

Puerto Madryn Explorer

Arrive to Puerto Madryn on Day 1 and get picked up at the airport. Transfer to your accommodation and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. On Day 2, Take a day excursion to the Peninsula de Valdes where you will see native wildlife like seals, sea lions and more! You will have the chance to take an optional whale watching tour (June to November) or Pinguinera Punta Tombo & Gaiman (September to February) for an additional cost. Your trip ends as you check out of your accommodation in the morning of Day 3.

Included: Airport Transfers, 2N Accommodation in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego National Park Full Day Trip with English Speaking Guide and Canoeing on the Lapataia River.

Included: Airport Pick-Up, 2N Accommodation in Puerto Madryn, Peninsula Valdes Full Day Tour. Not Included: Meals/Drinks, Optional Activities (Whale Watching or Pinguinera Punta Tombo & Gaiman), Tips for Guide, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.

Not Included: Meals/Drinks, Optional Activities, Tips for Guide, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.

4

Days

FROM

$210 USD

Hostel & 3* Hotel Options

Start / Finish: Mendoza

HIGHLIGHTS Visit famous local wineries in Mendoza Learn about traditional winemaking processes Admire the Aconcagua Valley on a day trip

adventure trips

Taste world-class wines and take in the great sceneries of the Aconcagua Valley. Airport pick-up upon arrival on Day 1 and transfer to your accommodation. Enjoy a free day to see the city on your own. Day 2 begins with a free morning and then a half-day winery tour in the afternoon to some of the finest wineries in the Maipu region. Depart Mendoza on Day 3 for a full day trip to the Aconcagua Valley where you will enjoy a day filled with breathtaking views of a variety of landscapes. Your trip ends on Day 4 with an airport or bus station drop-off in the morning. Included: 3 Nights Hostel or 3* Hotel Accommodation with breakfast in Mendoza, Airport or Bus Station pick up & drop-off, Half day winery tour, Aconcagua Valley day trip, Transportation during tours. Not Included: Other Meals/Drinks, Optional Activities, Tips for guides, Personal Expenses, National Park Entry Fees.

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www.bambaexperience.com

Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel Options

Start / Finish: Puerto Madryn

HIGHLIGHTS Take a day trip to Peninsula de Valdes Optional whale watching (June to November) Enjoy the quaint town of Puerto Madryn

Arrive to Ushuaia on Day 1 and get picked up at the airport. Transfer to your accommodation and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. On Day 2, Immerse yourself in nature today on a full day trip to Tierra del Fuego National Park and go on a fun canoeing ride in Lapataia River surrounded by pristine landscapes and scenic views. Keep an eye out for birds and wildlife as you row along in a peaceful atmosphere. Your trip ends as you check out of your accommodation in the morning of Day 3 and get transferred to the airport.

Mendoza Wine & Mountains Adventure

FROM

$187 USD

5

Days

Salta Desert Explorer Start / Finish: Salta

FROM

$492 USD Hostel & 3* Hotel Options

HIGHLIGHTS Marvel at amazing multi-colored & desert landscapes Visit magnificent ruins & diverse small desert villages Enjoy a free day in the peaceful colonial city of Salta Go on a 5-day adventure to explore Salta’s surroundings and see incredible landscapes. Airport or Bus Station pickup on Day 1. Embark on the ‘Safari to the Clouds’, admiring the surreal expanses of the Puna all around you. Travel from beautiful desert landscapes to the glaring white expanse of the Salt Flats. Awe at the multi-coloured rock formations in Purmamarca, travel through the colourful Humahuaca Gorge and visit small desert villages, before returning to the peaceful colonial city of Salta for a free day. Airport or Bus Station drop-off on Day 5. Included: 4-nights Accommodation with breakfast in Salta & Purmamarca, Tours as per itinerary (including English speaking guide & transportation), Airport or Bus Station Pickup & Drop-off. Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, National Park Entry Fees, Visa Fee/ Reciprocity Fee, Optional Activities, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.


uruguay

SOUTH AMERICA

Punta del Este, Uruguay

3

Days

Uruguay Gaucho Experience

Start / Finish: Montevideo (or Buenos Aires)

FROM

$508 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Get the chance to experience the real gaucho lifestyle Take part in the daily activities of a working farm Go horseback riding on the peaceful Criollo horses

4 Days

Uruguay Experience

Start / Finish: Montevideo (or Buenos Aires)

FROM

$407 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Get panoramic views of the coast from Plaza Virgilio See the most spectacular landmarks of Montevideo Go back in time at the historical Colonia del Sacramento Get a greater understanding of the culture of Uruguay on day tours to the capital - Montevideo -, and to the historical city of Colonia.

Depart Montevideo or Buenos Aires to take the bus on to Tacuarembo in the North, and get transferred to the Farm. Meet the local family and spend the afternoon discovering life on the farm. During your stay, you will be able to experience the real gaucho lifestyle and see what the daily routine is like. Get the chance to participate in some daily farming activities such as horseback riding and looking after the cattle or sheep. Depending on the day, you can also help to give the animals their necessary treatments such as vaccinating, branding, marking, disinfection baths, or shearing the sheep. Finally, say goodbye to the family and get transferred to Tacuarembo to travel back to Montevideo or Buenos Aires after some exciting days on the farm in Northern Uruguay.

Get picked up from the airport, bus station or dock on Day 1. Transfer to the city of Colonia del Sacramento for a day trip. Discover the colonial charm of this coastal city as you explore its Historic District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the history of the conquest and colonisation of the River Plate. Visit the Rambla Costanera, the Real de San Carlos with its old Bull Square and the San Benito Church. On Day 3, visit Montevideo - the capital of Uruguay -, and see its most famous landmarks: Plaza Independencia, Mercado Agrícola, Palacio Legislativo, Monumento a la Carreta... Make a stop at Plaza Virgilio to enjoy one of the most spectacular panoramic views of the coast. Day 4 is departure day; end with a hotel check-out in Montevideo or transfer back to Buenos Aires.

Included: All Ferry/Bus Transfers up to Tacuarembo and back, Transfers Tacuarembo Bus Station - The Farm, 2-night Shared Accommodation / Meals (2D/2L/2D) / Activities / English speaking family at The Farm.

Included: Airport/Bus Station/Dock Pickup & Drop-off, 3-night Hostel Accommodation, Montevideo & Colonia City Tours with English Speaking Guide & Transport.

Not included: Other Meals & Drinks, Optional Activities, Tips or Small Gift for The Family, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.

Not included: Meals & Drinks, Optional Activities, Tips, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.

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adventure trips

Get the unique opportunity to experience the ‘gaucho’ life at a working farm in Northern Uruguay, as you take part in daily activities.

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brazil

SOUTH AMERICA Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Brazil

7

Days

FROM Carnival 2017 Rio-Salvador $2631 USD COMBO Package

Start: Rio de Janeiro / Finish: Salvador da Bahia

Trip Dates: 23 Feb - 1 March 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Explore both Rio AND Salvador Carnivals in the same week Opportunity to dance your way down the Sambadrome Experience stunning sunsets & interact with the locals

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11 Days

Brazilian Coast Adventure

Start: Rio / Finish: Salvador (or vice-versa)

FROM

$1391 USD

A few departures throughout the year (see website for guaranteed departures)

HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy pearl-white beaches and crystal clear waters Take part in jungle trekking, snorkeling and horseback riding Learn caipirinha cocktail making, capoeira, forro & samba

Go to all the very best carnival blocos and parties in Rio and explore Salvador’s amazing Carnival which is also known as ‘The People’s Party’.

On this 11-day road trip, discover all the hidden gems between Rio and Salvador; wild surf beaches, nature reserves, sand-dunes, and jungles.

Arrive in Rio on Day 1 before 6pm to meet your guide and join your first Lapa Carnival Street Party. Enjoy free time on Day 2 with optional activities like a morning bloco in Santa Teresa or dancing with a Samba School in the Sambadrome (prebooking required). On Day 3, experience Brazil’s largest Carnival parade at the Sambadrome until the early morning hours. Fly to Salvador on Day 4, where you will attend a Pre-Carnival Party on the beach at night with Salvador’s gigantic ‘trio eletricos’ huge musical stages on the back of trucks. On Day 5, go to one of the best-located VIP Camarote parties in Salvador located on a sweeping outdoor terrace overlooking the ocean. Take a full-day island boat cruise around the gorgeous ‘Todos os Santos’ Bay on Day 6. Party with Bahian locals to truly feel the heart and soul of Salvador. Our carnival tour finishes after breakfast on Day 7. (To be confirmed)

Leave Rio around 8:00am and travel to Arraial do Cabo, the “Caribbean of Brazil”, for a relaxing cruise around the surrounding lagoons, islands and “Blue Cave”, the ideal spot for snorkelling. Spend a free day in chic Buzios before heading to Vitoria for a typical “churrasco” Brazilian-style BBQ. In the colourful town of Itaunas, take the opportunity to learn the popular forro and samba dance moves and master caipirinha cocktail making. Choose between horseback riding or kayaking in the neighbouring ecological reserve. Walk along the beach from Arraial d’Ajuda to the historic little town of Trancoso. Trek through the jungle to the stunning Prainha beach and learn capoeira on a beach in Itacare before your trip comes to an end in Morro de Sao Paulo or Salvador in the evening. Note: The same trip operates during Carnival & Olympics at a higher price.

Included: 6-nights Shared 3* Hotel & Breakfasts (3 in Rio & 3 in Salvador), Rio-Salvador Flight with transfers, Street parties/Blocos, Guides on-hand 24hrs, Pre-Carnival Parties, Sector 12 or 13 Sambadrome Tickets, Salvador Island Boat Cruise, Portuguese lessons.

Included: 10-nights Hostel Accommodation (2N Buzios, 1N Vitoria, 2N Itaunas, 2N Arraial d’Ajuda, 3N Itacare), Daily Breakfasts, All Land & Boat Transfers, All Activities as per itinerary, English Speaking Trip Leaders.

Not included: Extra Tours in Rio and Salvador, Tips, Travel insurance, Airport Arrival/ Departure Transfers (available at an extra cost), Personal Expenses, Other Meals and Drinks, “Dance with a Samba School” Add-On, Visa Fees.

Not Included: Optional Tours, Optional surf lessons & board rental ($25 usd) per day, Other Meals, Drinks, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance, Airport transfers (available on request).

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4 to7

Brazil Carnival 2017 (Rio de Janeiro)

Start / Finish: Rio de Janeiro

Days

FROM

$1211 USD

Packages starting on the 23rd or 24th of Feb 2017.

HIGHLIGHTS See Brazil’s spectacular Carnival Go to the biggest street parties

SOUTH AMERICA

Choose to dance in Carnival Attend daily pre-Carnival parties Relax at famous Ipanema Beach Go on an optional Favela Tour Samba & Portuguese lessons See the Christ Redeemer statue Attend a Sambadrome Parade

This is your chance to experience carnival firsthand in Rio de Janeiro in the middle of all the carnival madness! Watch the carnival parade at the Sambadrome, party until dawn at the best block parties of Lapa and Santa Teresa and watch the sunrise over famous Ipanema Beach. Enjoy 24-hour guides on hand, group escorts to take you to the best parties in the city, nightly pre-carnival parties and the chance to take part in Carnival by purchasing a costume, joining a real Samba School and parading alongside locals in the worldfamous Sambadrome! You simply can’t miss out!

Included: Shared 3* Hotel with Breakfasts in Rio, Guides available 24-hrs, Group escorts to Street parties/Blocos, Daily Pre-carnival parties (with drinks included), Sector 12 or 13 Sambadrome Tickets, Rio City Tour for all packages (except the 4-day), Exclusive sunset boat party cruise with OPEN BAR around Guanabara Bay, Samba class & Daily Portuguese lessons for those interested. Not included: Extra Tours in Rio not mentioned in this itinerary, Tips, Travel insurance, Airport Arrival/Departure Transfers (available at an extra cost), Personal Expenses, Other Meals and Drinks, “Dance with a Samba School” Add-On, Optional Favela Tour, Visa Fees.

Itinerary

01

Thursday February 23rd: Arrive in Rio and enjoy the first official night of Carnival Arrive in Rio before 6pm, then meet your guide and join the group for your first Carnival Party.

02

Friday February 24th: Rio City Tour, Bloco Street Party & Dance with a Samba School Add-On (B) Drive through the Tijuca National Park to Corcovado for the half-day guided tour. Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the most iconic sights of Rio, and Santa Teresa. Spend the afternoon at your first bloco street party with the guides. Tonight, you will have the chance to dance with a real Samba School in the Sambadrome (must be pre-booked in advance). The group will walk together to Avenue Presidente Vargas, meeting point for the Samba School package. Here everyone has the chance to take awesome pictures of the excitement as the dancers prepare for their Sambadrome performance. Then continue on with your guides in search of the most epic bloco and crazy Carnival parties tonight.

03

Saturday February 25th: Morning Bloco in Santa Teresa & Sunset boat party cruise (B) This morning, join one of the biggest and best blocos in Rio if you wish – ‘Ceu na Terra’ – which traditionally performs every Saturday morning of Carnival in Santa Teresa. Then this afternoon, after lunch, board our magnificent private schooner boat and the next 3-4 hours will be spent cruising around Rio’s spectacular Guanabara Bay! On-board there will be music, dance-floor, chill-out area, nibbles and OPEN BAR! After the boat cruise we will have the option of partying on at Flamengo Beach.

04

Sunday February 26th: Pre-Carnival Party & Sambadrome Parade (B) Spend some time on the beach, go on an optional favela tour or go out to another bloco. Tonight will be the Sambadrome Parade where all the best samba schools parade in their outrageous floats and costumes down the runway. Section 12 or 13 tickets are included in your package, which are known to be the liveliest of all the sections, making for an unforgettable experience that lasts until dawn!

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Monday February 27th: Bloco street party & Group trip to the beach (B) There will definitely be some wanting a free day today to recover from last night’s madness! You could hit the beach again, go see another bloco with our guides… or have a sleep in. As always, our guides will be down at breakfast to answer any questions and give insider tips.

06

Tuesday February 28th: Bloco street party & Carnival Finale Night (B) This morning you may wish to take an optional tour or explore the parts of Rio you’ve not yet seen. In the afternoon one of our guides will escort those who are still keen for more partying to one of the last big bloco street parties in Rio. For our last night we’ll offer to take you out for a very special final group dinner and Carnival Finale Night!!!

07

Wednesday March 1st: Departure Day (B) Your tour ends today after breakfast leaving you with incredible memories, new friends and endless stories to tell back home!

Dance with a Samba School Add-On Book our add-on package ‘Dance with a Samba School’ and get the chance to parade down the Sambadrome wearing an elaborate Carnival costume on the 24th of Feb (TBC)!

FROM $452 USD Experience both the Rio & Salvador Carnivals Carnival 2017 Rio-Salvador COMBO Package 7D/6N.

FROM $2631 USD

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4, 5, 6 & 7-day packages starting on the 23rd or 24th of Feb 2017. Itinerary to be confirmed. See website for updated details. www.bambaexperience.com

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4

Days

Rio de Janeiro Welcome Package

FROM

$192 USD Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel Options

Start / Finish: Rio de Janeiro

SOUTH AMERICA

HIGHLIGHTS Experience the Christ Redeemer Statue Visit Santa Teresa and Lapa neighbourhoods Enjoy a free day to explore on your own

4

Days

Ilha Grande Experience Start / Finish: Rio de Janeiro

Hostel, Pousada Garden View & Ocean View Options

Spend 4 days basking in paradise at the idyllic beaches of Buzios with warm turquoise waters and beautiful people. Wander the cobblestone streets of this sophisticated beachside town and have a delicious Brazilian meal at one of the posh eateries or cafes in town. Enjoy a relaxing Catamaran boat tour. Choose to enjoy life from a hammock overlooking the ocean or to get out in the water for a rejuvenating swim. Let yourself be carried away by the lively nightlife atmosphere of Buzios, with shows, nightclubs, parties, restaurants and bars that suit all tastes.

Included: Airport Pick-Up, 3N Accommodation in Rio de Janeiro, Carioca City Tour with Christ Redeemer Entrance Fees & English Speaking Guide.

Included: 3-nights Accommodation with Breakfast in Buzios, Roundtrip Hotel Shuttles Transfer Rio de Janeiro Buzios, Catamaran Boat Tour in Buzios.

Not Included: Meals/Drinks, Optional Activities, Tips for Guide, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.

Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Optional Activities & Shows, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance, English Speaking Guide.

FROM

$338 USD Hostel, Standard & Superior Pousada Options

HIGHLIGHTS Discover Ilha Grande’s relaxing, untouched paradise Spend time on the famous & gorgeous Praia Lopes Mendes Swim & snorkel in the calm waters of the Blue Lagoon

adventure trips

Go on a 4-day trip to the pristine island of Ilha Grande. Leave Rio before noon for Ilha Grande. Fall into pace with the locals on this relaxing island where the only means of transportation is by foot. Explore the island as you hike from one beach to the next to find a secluded spot to soak up the sun. Watch the sunset over the ocean with beautiful views of the surrounding islands. Snorkel and swim in the Blue Lagoon, visit the famous Praia Lopes Mendes and taste the rich flavors of the traditional Feijoada dish during 2 day-tours. Return to Rio in the afternoon. Included: 3-nights Hostel/Pousada Accommodation with Breakfast in Ilha Grande, Land & Boat Transfers Rio - Ilha Grande - Rio, Lopes Mendes Day Trip, Blue Lagoon Day Trip. Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Snorkelling Equipment, Optional Activities, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance, Tour Leader.

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Start / Finish: Rio de Janeiro

FROM

$364 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Take a break in the small paradise of Buzios Enjoy magnificent beaches & swim in crystal-clear waters Experience Buzios’ busy nightlife, lively bars & great shows

Arrive to Rio de Janeiro on Day 1 and get picked up at the airport. Transfer to your accommodation and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. On Day 2, take a full 5-hour tour of Rio de Janeiro to see Sao Conrado Beach, the Christ Redeemer Statue inside Tijuca National Park, Santa Teresa and Lapa Steps with an optional drop-off at Sugarloaf Mountain where you can take the gondola on your own. Day 3 is a free day to continue enjoying the city at your leisure. Your trip ends as you check out of your accommodation in the morning of Day 3.

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4

Days

Buzios Paraiso Adventure

5

Days

Costa Verde Explorer Start / Finish: Rio de Janeiro

FROM

$550 USD Hostel, Standard & Superior Pousada Options

HIGHLIGHTS Swim & snorkel at the best spots on Ilha Grande Tour Paraty Bay on a Schooner boat & see stunning beaches Visit the colonial beach paradise of Paraty & its Old Town Leave Rio before noon for Ilha Grande. See the best of the Brazilian Atlantic Coast on a boat tour to the wide Lopes Mendes beach, considered one of the most beautiful beaches on Ilha Grande. Enjoy snorkeling and swimming at one of the best spots on Ilha Grande. Admire other incredible beaches on a Schooner Boat Trip through the bay of Paraty, in which you can soak up the sun, swim and enjoy life with friends. Go back in time in the lovely colonial town of Paraty with its stone-streets and well-preserved historic center. Return to Rio in the afternoon. Included: 4-nights Hostel/Pousada Accommodation with Breakfast (2N Ilha Grande, 2N Paraty), All Hotel Shuttles & Boat Transfers Rio de Janeiro - Ilha Grande - Paraty - Rio de Janeiro, Lopes Mendes Day Trip, Schooner Boat Trip. Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Optional Activities, Snorkelling Equipment, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance, Tour Leader.


12 Days

Iguazu Discovery Air-Expedition Start / Finish: Rio de Janeiro

FROM

$1623 USD

Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel Options

14 Days

Samba & Tango Air-Expedition

FROM

$1787 USD

Start: Rio / Finish: Buenos Aires (and vice-versa)

Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel Options

SOUTH AMERICA

HIGHLIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS

Visit both the Brazilian and Argentinian Iguazu Falls Take a boat trip to the Blue Lagoon in Ilha Grande Visit pristine Paraty beaches on a Schooner Boat Experience a Rio City Tour and Favela Tour

See the best of Buenos Aires on a Tango Show Visit both the Brazilian and Argentinian Iguazu Falls Enjoy beautiful beaches in Ilha Grande & Paraty See the city of Rio and its colourful favelas

Take a 12-day journey through Brazil from Rio to see breathtaking natural wonders like Iguazu Falls and relax in the beach towns of Paraty and Ilha Grande. Day

Itinerary

01-07

Rio de Janeiro Day Trips / Ilha Grande Boat Trip / Paraty Schooner Ride Airport pick-up on Day 1 in Rio de Janeiro and free time to settle in. Take a Carioca city tour on Day 2 to see the Christ Redeemer Statue and the neighbourhoods of Santa Teresa and Lapa. Take an exciting Favela Tour on Day 3 to the largest favelas in the country for a peek into local life. Then, transfer to Ilha Grande on Day 4 where you will take a boat trip to the Blue Lagoon for swimming and snorkelling on Day 5. Take a public bus to Paraty on Day 6 and embark on a fun Schooner Boat Ride to pristine beaches on Day 7.

08-10

Flight to Foz do Iguacu / Day Trips to Brazil & Argentina Falls Take a public bus to Sao Paulo on Day 8 and then hop a flight to Foz do Iguacu arriving in time to take a half-day tour to the Brazil Falls on Day 9 and a full day tour to the Argentina Falls on Day 10.

11-12

Flight to Rio de Janeiro / Airport Drop-Off Come full circle with a flight back to Rio de Janeiro on Day 11 where you will have the rest of the day at leisure to relax on the beach or go out for your last authentic Brazilian Churrasco on your own. On Day 12 your trip will come to an end with an airport drop-off. (This route can also be done in reverse)

Included: In/Out Airport Transfers, 11N Accommodation (3N Rio, 2N Ilha Grande, 2N Paraty, 3N Foz, 1N Rio), Internal Flights, Airport Transfers, Transportation, Tours as per itinerary with English-Speaking Guides & Most Entrance Fees. Not Included: Meals/Drinks, Tips, Travel Insurance, Personal Expenses, Visa Fees, Tour Leader.

Take a 14-day trip through Brazil and Argentina from Rio to Buenos Aires (or v.v.) with stops along the way at Ilha Grande, Paraty, Foz and Puerto Iguazu. Day

Itinerary

01-07

Rio de Janeiro Day Trips / Ilha Grande Boat Trip / Paraty Schooner Ride Airport pick-up on Day 1 in Rio de Janeiro and free time to settle in. Take a Carioca city tour on Day 2 to see the Christ Redeemer Statue and the neighbourhoods of Santa Teresa and Lapa. Take an exciting Favela Tour on Day 3 to the largest favelas in the country for a peek into local life. Then, transfer to Ilha Grande on Day 4 where you will take a boat trip to the Blue Lagoon for swimming and snorkelling on Day 5. Take a public bus to Paraty on Day 6 and embark on a fun Schooner Boat Ride to pristine beaches on Day 7.

08-10

Flight to Foz do Iguacu / Brazil & Argentina Falls Tours / Puerto Iguazu Take a public bus to Sao Paulo on Day 8 and then hop a flight to Foz do Iguacu arriving in time to take a half-day tour to the Brazil Falls on Day 9 and a full day tour to the Argentina Falls on Day 10.

11-14

Flight to Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires Tours / Airport Drop-Off Take a flight to Buenos Aires on Day 11 where you will attend an authentic Tango show, dinner and dance lesson upon arrival. On Day 12 you will see the colourful and historic neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires on a city tour followed by a fun bicycle city tour on Day 13. Your trip ends on Day 14 with an airport drop-off. (This route can also be done in reverse)

Included: In/Out Airport Transfers, 13N Accommodation (3N Rio, 2N Ilha Grande, 2N Paraty, 2N Foz, 1N Puerto Iguazu, 3N Buenos Aires), Internal Flights, Airport Transfers, Transportation, Tours as per itinerary with English-Speaking Guides & Most Entrance Fees. Not Included: Meals/Drinks, Tips, Travel Insurance, Personal Expenses, Visa Fees.

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3 &4 Days

Salvador Surf Experience

FROM

$467 USD

4

Days

Start / Finish: Salvador

SOUTH AMERICA

HIGHLIGHTS Conquer the wild Brazilian waves Stay in a chilled camp by the beach Take part in fun activities at night

Morro de Sao Paulo Adventure

Leave the busy city of Salvador by boat and spend 4 chilled days in Morro de Sao Paulo, a paradisiacal place where there’s not a care in the world. During this ultimate island getaway, enjoy a free day to relax on deserted beaches covered in coconut trees, swim in calm blue-green waters and go partying at night. Take a boat tour to Ponta do Curral and snorkel beautiful reefs, view dolphins playing, walk on a sand island formed in the middle of the sea, and taste local delicacies.

Included: Depending on package- 2 or 3 nights Camping Accommodation (tent, sleeping bag & camping mat provided), Daily Breakfasts and BBQ Dinners, All Surf Lessons & Surfboard Hire, Parties, Dance Classes.

Included: 3-nights Accommodation with breakfast in Morro de Sao Paulo, Boat tour to Ponta do Curral (including local guide), Catamaran Transfer Salvador - Morro de Sao Paulo - Salvador. Not Included: Snorkeling Gear, Other Meals, Drinks, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

Not Included: All Lunches, Optional Tours, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

4 &5 Days

FROM

$640 USD

Start / Finish: Salvador

HIGHLIGHTS Discover the park’s most beautiful caves Visit one of the highest waterfalls in Brazil Swim in natural pools inside limestone caves

adventure trips

Begin Day 1 by taking an early morning bus to the colonial town of Lençóis. On Day 2, take a day trip to Iraquara, to visit Pratinha Cave and Lapa Doce Cave for swimming and optional snorkelling. Hike to the top of Morro do Pai Inácio tablemountain for incredible views. On Day 3 take a hike through the stunning Capão Valley to reach the Fumaça Waterfall immersed in a pristine natural environment. Your trip ends in Salvador on Day 4 in the afternoon. 5D/4N: Stay an extra day to visit the limestone caves and blue-water pools at Poço Encantado and Poço Azul. Included: Roundtrip Public Buses (Salvador to Lencois), Lencois Bus Station Pick-up/Drop-Off, Accommodation in Lencois, Breakfasts & Lunches in Lencois, All Transportation, Bilingual Guide, Entrance Fees. Not Included: Optional Activities, Tips for Guide, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance, Other Meals/Drinks.

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Hostel & Pousada Options

Start / Finish: Salvador

HIGHLIGHTS Go snorkeling in calm blue-green waters Taste unique local fruits and delicacies Chill out on beautiful deserted beaches

Spend 3 to 4 days taking part in an exciting surf camp in Salvador, Brazil’s first colonial capital, and also known as Brazil’s capital of happiness due to its easygoing population and popular outdoor parties. Stay in a beautiful chilled camp by the beach amongst palm trees and blue skies. Take 2 hours of fun surf lessons per day and spend your afternoons practicing your new tricks. After an intense day in the wild waves, relax at the campsite, learn samba, try a caipirinha and go party!

Chapada Diamantina National Park

FROM

$476 USD

4

Days

Jericoacoara Sand Dunes Adventure Start / Finish: Fortaleza

FROM

$452 USD Hostel, Standard & Superior 3* Hotel Options

HIGHLIGHTS Relax in the laid-back tropical paradise of northern Brazil Soak yourself in the warm, calm waters of the bay in Jeri Explore superb beaches, lagoons & sand dunes on a buggy Take a short break in Paradise… Explore beautiful lagoons and sand dunes, unwind on pristine beaches, and get the opportunity to take part in exciting adventure activities on this 4-day trip. Depart Fortaleza at 7:30am for Jericoacoara. Go on an amazing excursion to Jericoacoara National Park on a buggy. Pass by massive sand dunes and crystalline-water lakes on your way to Lagoa do Paraiso. Indulge your taste buds in a delicious typical fish and seafood lunch overlooking the ocean with breathtaking views. Just take it easy... Return to Fortaleza in the evening. Included: Roundtrip Transportation Fortaleza - Jericoacoara, 3 Nights Accommodation in Jericoacoara, 3 Breakfasts, Jericoacoara National Park Day Trip. Not Included: Entrance Fees, Other meals & Drinks, Optional Activities, Tips for guides, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.


3,4&5 Days

Amazon Manaus Jungle Adventure

Start / Finish: Manaus

FROM

$327 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Ride a boat on jungle rivers See unique Amazon wildlife

SOUTH AMERICA

Visit local people’s homes Learn about jungle life Fish for piranhas Night safari to see alligators Search for medicinal plants Educational jungle walks Sleep to jungle sounds

Go on an exciting Amazon Jungle adventure to get a taste of the Brazilian Amazon and see abundant wildlife, beautiful nature and local communities!

Included: Roundtrip Transportation Manaus - Amazon Jungle Lodge, Airport pick-up upon arrival in Manaus, Hotel pick-up on Day 1 of Amazon Jungle Adventure, Amazon Jungle Lodge Accommodation & Camping as per itinerary (with mosquito net for hammock included), All Meals & Mineral Water, English-Speaking Guide, Excursions as per itinerary.

Itinerary

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Depart Manaus for the Amazon Jungle & Activities (L/D) We begin our adventure with a 7:45am Hotel pick-up followed by an 8:00am departure from the Manaus office and transfer to the CEASA harbor where you will take a speed boat to cross the river to Careiro village, passing by the meeting of the waters. Over there you will take a van for around 60 minutes until you reach a place called Paraná do Mamori where you will take the second speed boat to go to the Amazon Jungle Lodge where you will be staying overnight. Upon arrival at 11:00am, you will get checked in, have lunch and get started with your activities. First you will go for a canoe tour where you can fish for piranha and watch for pink river dolphins. We return to the lodge for dinner and then we will head back out on the river at night to search for Caiman. Keep your eyes open as your guide points out some big Caimans. He will catch a small one for a demonstration on these docile reptiles and offer you the chance to hold it for a photo. Return to the lodge for a good night’s sleep.

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Activities in the Amazon Jungle (B/L/D) Early in the morning, before breakfast, you will see the sunrise and do a bird watch tour. Return to the lodge for breakfast followed by an ecological jungle trek from 8:00 to 11:00am where the guide will explain all about medicinal plants, some techniques of survival in the jungle and animals that you can see during the trek like spiders, and different kind of monkeys, sloths etc.. (We cannot promise that you will see wild animals but since Juma Lake is a protected area, there is a good chance you will see wildlife). After lunch around 2:00pm, you will leave for an overnight expedition into the jungle where you will learn about the nightlife in the jungle. Look for nocturnal animals, try spear fishing and learn survival techniques in the jungle. Experience sleeping in a hammock to the sounds of the tropical rainforest.

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Activities in the Amazon Jungle & Return to Manaus (B/L) After an early breakfast prepared by your guide in the jungle, you will visit a local Caboclo home to see and learn about their unique way of life. See how these indigenous people live in harmony with nature, how they make manioc flour and other household items they need to survive. Return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch you will return to Manaus as you reminisce about the great time you had in the jungle arriving around 5:00pm. You will be dropped off at the Manaus city center. Please make your own way to the hotel of your choice.

Not Included: Tips for guides, Personal Expenses, Optional Activities, Travel Insurance, Other Meals/Drinks.

YOU MIGHT LIKE Include accommodation before/after trip Add one night in Manaus City before and/or after your jungle adventure.

Hostel Dorm - FROM $18 USD Hostel Single Room - FROM $44 USD Hostel Double Room - FROM $23 USD

4D/3N: Stay an EXTRA NIGHT in the jungle to see more animals on a paddle canoe trip through swamplands, and on a hike through the jungle at dawn. Sleep in a hammock deep into the jungle. 5D/4N: Stay an EXTRA 2 NIGHTS and enjoy the same activities as the 4-day trip, plus learn about the delicate balance of living in harmony with the jungle from the native people.

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*2, 3, 4, and 5-day packages are available!*

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4

Days

Pantanal Adventure

Start / Finish: Campo Grande

FROM

$686 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Spot great wildlife in the world’s largest floodplain Enjoy activities like fishing for piranhas & horseback riding Take a night boat safari, walk next to alligators & view birds

SOUTH AMERICA

Immerse yourself in the world’s largest wetlands brimming with amazing wildlife and nature. On Day 1, depart Campo Grande on a bus by 10:00 am to reach the Pantanal and get settled in to your lodge. On Days 2-3 you will enjoy tons of included activities and a comfortable room or dorm with delicious local meals. Choose to head out on the river for a boat tour and fishing for Piranha, float on an inner-tube, or just enjoy bird watching at sunset. Explore the swamps and search for alligators, go horseback riding or take a night boat safari. Observe native wildlife such as alligators, capybaras, armadillos, jaguars and a wide variety of birds. On Day 4, say goodbye to the Pantanal and, return by bus to Campo Grande arriving by 6:00 pm. Add 1 night in Campo Grande before/after your trip (Hostel Single: $42 USD / Hostel Double $36 USD)

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Days

Pantanal & Bonito Experience Start / Finish: Campo Grande

Included: 3-nights at Pantanal Lodge, 3 Meals per day at the Pantanal (Vegetarian Option), Round trip Transportation Campo Grande - Pantanal, English Speaking Guide during activities (see itinerary for list of included activities). Not Included: Other Meals/Drinks, Optional Activities, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

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$811 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Experience Brazil’s most stunning and incredible nature Visit Pantanal; one of the world’s largest tropical wetlands Discover Brazil’s amazing wildlife, and search for alligators This is the perfect trip for nature lovers. Explore the Pantanal’s wetlands and Bonito’s unparalleled natural landscapes. On Day 1, depart Campo Grande on a bus by 10:00 am to reach the Pantanal and get settled in to your lodge. On Days 2-3 you will enjoy tons of included activities and a comfortable room or dorm with delicious local meals. Choose to head out on the river for a boat tour and fishing for Piranha, float on an inner-tube, or just enjoy bird watching at sunset. Explore the swamps and search for alligators, go horseback riding or take a night boat safari. On Day 4, say goodbye to the Pantanal and take a bus to Bonito. Enjoy free time to explore the lakes, rivers and forests of this beautiful eco-tourism destination on Day 5. Finally, your trip will come to an end on Day 6 as you return by bus to Campo Grande with your head full of wonderful memories. Arrive to Campo Grande in the afternoon.

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Pantanal, Bonito & Iguazu Adventure Start: Campo Grande / Finish: Foz do Iguacu (and vice-versa)

Days

Not included: Other Meals/Drinks, Optional Activities, Personal Expenses, Flight Tickets, Travel Insurance, Tips.

FROM

$961 USD

adventure trips

HIGHLIGHTS Explore world’s largest freshwater floodplain at Pantanal Swim in Bonito’s beautiful transparent rivers and springs Admire both the Brazilian and Argentine Iguazu Falls Discover Brazil’s stunning Pantanal, the beautiful Bonito region and the extraordinary Iguazu Falls on this amazing 9-day adventure. Take a morning bus on Day 1 from Campo Grande to the Pantanal, where you will be met by a 4x4 vehicle and taken to your comfortable wetland lodge. On Days 2-3, you can participate in tons of activities including boat tours, piranha fishing, tubing, nature walks, night walks and jeep safaris or horseback riding. Enjoy delicious local meals and a relaxing atmosphere at the lodge. Transfer to Bonito on Day 4, a region with hundreds of waterfalls, crystalline water lakes, rivers and more than 80 caves. Enjoy free time on Days 5-6 to choose from optional activities, then take a nightbus to Foz do Iguacu. Take a half-day tour to the Brazil Falls upon arrival on Day 7. See the Argentinean Falls on a full day trip on Day 8. Your incredible trip comes to an end on Day 9 with an airport or bus station drop-off.

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Included: 5-nights Accommodation (3N Pantanal Lodge, 2N Bonito Hostel), 3 Meals per day at the Pantanal (Vegetarian Option), Transport Campo Grande - Pantanal - Bonito - Campo Grande, English-Speaking Guide during activities at the Pantanal (see itinerary for list).

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Included: All Transport, Accommodation (3N Pantanal, 2N Bonito, 2N Foz do Iguacu), Meals: (7B,3L,3D), Included Activities in Pantanal with English Speaking guide, Iguazu Falls with Entrance Fees (Brazil Half Day Trip & Argentina Day Trip), Foz Airport Drop-Off. Not included: Other Meals/Drinks, Optional Activities, Personal Expenses, Tips for guides, Travel Insurance.


colombia

SOUTH AMERICA

Lost City Trek, Colombia

5

Days

Lost City Trek

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Start / Finish: Santa Marta (Transfers from/to Cartagena can be organised at an extra cost) *The itinerary may vary according to climatic conditions, river levels and availability at the campsites.

$416 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Trek deep into the jungle See local life in indigenous villages Sleep under the stars in a hammock Wake to jungle sounds at dawn Discover to the famous Lost City Forge the Buritaca River Climb 1,200 mossy stone steps Venture deep into the jungle in search of the Lost City on an intrepid trek where you will hike through indigenous villages, forge the Buritaca river, sleep in hammocks and climb 1,200 mossy steps to reach one of the largest Tayrona cities in Latin America.

Not Included: Drinks, Other Meals, Accommodation in Santa Marta, Personal Expenses, Tips. * English Guide Service available for an extra $200 USD (per group, during the whole trek)

Itinerary

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Santa Marta - El Mamey - Adan’s Camp (L/D) Depart Santa Marta between 9:00 and 10:00 am and travel by jeep for 3 hours up to El Mamey, getting excited for your trek into one of the largest pre-Colombian towns, once inhabited by the Tayrona civilization. Begin your 7 kilometer hike (approx. 4 hours) through the jungle, passing by several natural pools, until you reach the first camp where you will set up your hammocks for the night.

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Adan’s Camp - El Paraiso Camp (B/L/D) Have an early breakfast before departing on your 15-kilometer trek (approx. 8 hours). Walk through indigenous villages to learn about local life in the jungle and the native inhabitants who live there. Cross the Buritaca river several times and snack on fresh fruits during the trek before reaching the third camp during the trek.

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El Paraiso Camp - Lost City - Second Overnight Camp (B/L/D) Wake up to the morning sounds of the jungle and get ready for a 6 kilometre hike (approx. 7 hours) to the mysterious Ciudad Perdida with its awkward, steep and mossy 1,200 steps that take you this ancient site. Walk among the 170 stone terraces and endless staircases that cover approximately 2 square kilometers. After the site visit we will have lunch and go back to camp 2.

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Second Overnight Camp - Adan’s Camp (B/L/D) Have an early breakfast and hit the trail by 7:00am for a 10-kilometre return trek (approx. 4 hours) to camp 1 crossing the Buritaca River and through the indigenous community of Mutanshi. Enjoy the fresh jungle air and spectacular scenery en route to camp.

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Adan’s Camp - El Mamey - Santa Marta (B/L) Trek another 7 kilometres (approx. 4 hours) back to the starting point of your trek. Then take a van back to the coastal town of Santa Marta arriving around 5:00pm to rest up.

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Included: 4-nights Accommodation in hammocks with mosquito net, Meals: 4B/5L/4D (Veggie option), NonEnglish Guide Service, Transport from/to Santa Marta, Porters, Permits & Entrance Fees, Medical Assist Card.

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4 Days

Cartagena Explorer

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$171 USD

4

Days

Start / Finish: Cartagena

SOUTH AMERICA

HIGHLIGHTS Discover Colombia’s caribbean capital on a city tour Take a therapeutic mud bath in the Totumo volcano Swim at the beautiful beach of Manzanillo del Mar Discover Cartagena, the Pearl of the Caribbean and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive to Cartagena on Day 1 and make your own way to your hostel. Enjoy a morning of leisure and then take a City Tour on Day 2 to Cartagena’s old town, the San Felipe de Barajas Fortress and the La Candelaria Church. Visit the famous Totumo Volcano on Day 3 for a healing mud bath and swim in the sea at Manzanillo del Mar. Your trip ends as you check out of your hostel in the morning on Day 4.

Santa Marta Explorer Start / Finish: Santa Marta

HIGHLIGHTS Discover America’s oldest city Explore the city and its surroundings on your own Visit Minca’s natural & cultural attractions Discover Santa Marta, America’s oldest surviving city. Arrive to Santa Marta on Day 1 and make your own way to your hostel. On Day 2, make a visit to the tiny coffee-town of Minca, an ecological paradise with a crystal clear river, lush green vegetation, and exquisite coffee. Enjoy a short hike to a beautiful waterfall and a typical lunch at the village. Enjoy a free day on Day 3 to explore Santa Marta on your own. Your trip ends as you check out of your hostel in the morning on Day 4.

Included: 3 Nights Hostel accommodation in Cartagena with Breakfasts, Activities as per itinerary including English-Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees & Transportation (Cartagena City Tour & Totumo Volcano Tour), Lunch on Totumo Tour.

Included: 3 Nights Hostel Accommodation in Santa Marta, Minca Day Tour Including (Transportation, Lunch, Entrance Fees, Bilingual Guide) Not Included: Airport Transfers, Other Meals/Drinks, Transportation to/from Tour, Optional Activities, Tips for Guide, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.

Not Included: Airport Transfers, Other Meals/Drinks, Optional Activities, Tips for Guide, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.

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Tayrona Explorer

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$259 USD

Days Start / Finish: Santa Marta

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Arrive to Santa Marta on Day 1 and make your own way to your accommodation with free time in the afternoon. On Day 2, transfer to Tayrona National Park and take a 1-hour hike to Arrecifes lodge with the rest of the day to enjoy the park. Overnight in a hammock. On Day 3 enjoy a full day to discover the beauty of Tayrona, go swimming, snorkelling or hike to El Pueblito archeological site. Discover stunning lush jungles and abundant wildlife. Overnight in a hammock. Hike back to Canaveral and take a transfer to Santa Marta arriving in the afternoon on Day 4.

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Tayrona & the Lost City

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$544 USD

Days Start / Finish: Santa Marta (Start in Cartagena and extend your trip to 10 days.)

HIGHLIGHTS Discover Tayrona’s idyllic beaches Escape from reality for 2 nights Hike in pristine natural landscapes

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$121 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Discover Santa Marta town & beach Explore the pristine Tayrona National Park Take a challenging Lost City jungle trek Arrive to Santa Marta on Day 1 and make your own way to your accommodation. On Day 2, take a day trip to the stunning Tayrona National Park where you will visit Playa Cristal, with beautiful crystal waters, white sand and optional snorkeling at coral reefs. Embark on a challenging 5-day Lost City Trek through the jungle on Days 3-4. Hike up 1,200 mossy steps to reach the site on Day 5 and then hike back to Santa Marta on Days 6-7 arriving in the evening for a refreshing swim. Your trip ends in Santa Marta on the morning of Day 8 after checkout.

Included: 1 Night Shared Dorm Accommodation in Santa Marta Hostel (Private Room Upgrade Available), All Transportation, Tayrona Entrance Fees, 2 Nights Hammock Accommodation (with Mosquito Net) in Arrecifes.

Included: 3N Hostel in Santa Marta, Lost City Trek (4N Hammock Accommodation with Mosquito Net, All Meals, Entrance Fees, Local Guide), Tayrona Day Tour (Entrance Fees, Local Guide), Transportation.

Not Included: Airport Transfers, Meals/ Drinks, Optional Activities, Optional Horse Transportation in Park, Tips for Guide, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.

Not Included: Bilingual Guide on Lost City Trek & Tayrona Day Tour, Optional Snorkelling, Other Meals/Drinks, Optional Activities, Tips for Guide, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.


2 &3 Days

Manizales Coffee Experience

FROM

$67 USD

4 Days

Start / Finish: Manizales

4

Start / Finish: Bogota

HIGHLIGHTS Discover Bogotá, Colombia’s vibrant capital Explore the city on a bicycle tour Enjoy free time to explore on your own

In the morning of Day 1, take a transfer from Manizales to Hacienda Venecia, a 100-year-old working coffee farm for a 3-hour tour to learn the detailed process, culture and history of coffee roasting. Return to Manizales in the afternoon and enjoy free time in this beautiful town. Your trip ends as you check out of your accommodation in the morning on Day 2. 3D/2N: Stay an extra night in Manizales before the Coffee Tour.

Medellin Explorer

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$80 USD

SOUTH AMERICA

HIGHLIGHTS Discover the heart of Colombia’s coffee region Explore a coffee plantation and visit the wet mill Learn everything you need to know about coffee

Bogota Explorer

Discover Bogotá, the charming Colombian capital. Arrive to Bogota on Day 1 and make your own way to your hostel. On Day 2, explore Bogota on a bicycle city tour starting with a ride through the historical La Candelaria neighbourhood. Pass by several representative churches and squares, the enormous bullring, beautiful parks and markets. Enjoy a free day on Day 3 to explore Bogota on your own. Your trip ends as you check out of your hostel in the morning on Day 4.

Included: Hostel Accommodation in Manizales with breakfast, Coffee Day Tour including transportation & English speaking guide.

Included: 3 Nights Hostel Accommodation in Bogota with breakfasts, Bogota Bicycle City Tour Including Bilingual Guide, Bicycle & Helmet, Insurance.

Not Included: Airport Transfers, Other Meals/Drinks, Lunch at the Coffee Farm (COP 15000), Optional Activities, Tips for Guide, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.

Not Included: Airport Transfers, Other Meals/Drinks, Optional Activities, Tips for Guide, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.

FROM

$87 USD

Days Start / Finish: Medellin

7 Days

HIGHLIGHTS Discover Colombia’s second largest city Explore Medellin’s highlights on a bike tour Learn about the infamous drug lord, Pablo Escobar

Included: 3 Nights Hostel Accommodation in Medellin, Medellin Bicycle Tour Including Bilingual Guide, Bicycle, Helmet, Pablo Escobar Tour including English Speaking Guide. Not Included: Airport Transfers, Meals/Drinks, Optional Activities, Tips for Guide, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.

Start / Finish: Bogota

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$1218 USD

This tour only runs from June to November

HIGHLIGHTS Discover Colombia’s vibrant capital, Bogota Explore La Macarena Ecological Reserve See the beautiful and unique Caño Cristales River Get picked up from the Bogota airport and transferred to your hostel on Day 1. On Day 2, explore Bogota on a bicycle city tour. Take a charter flight from Bogota to La Macarena on Day 3 where you will travel by boat, 4x4 jeep and then hike to Cano Cristales River, “the River of Five Colours”, one of the prettiest in the world on Days 4-5. Awe at the incredible natural colors of the river weeds and algae blooming in blue, green, yellow, black and red colours on daily excursions. Enjoy a free day back in Bogota on Day 6 and get dropped off at the airport on Day 7.

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Arrive to Medellin on Day 1 and make your own way to your hostel with free time in the afternoon. On Day 2, visit the highlights of Medellin on a bicycle tour to the city’s famous parks, neighbourhoods and monuments like the Atanasio Girardot Stadium, La 70 nightlife area, the Cerro Nutibara with scenic views, and Medellin’s Museum of Modern Art to name just a few. On Day 3 take a guided tour to learn about the world’s most infamous drug lord, Pablo Escobar in Medellin. Your trip ends on Day 4 as you check out of your hostel in the morning.

Bogota & Caño Cristales Experience

Included: Airport Transfers, 4N Bogota Hostel, 2N La Macarena Hotel, Meals (6B,3L,2D), Bilingual Guides on Tours, Bogota Bike City Tour, Cano Cristales Tour including flights & transfers (from June to November only). Not Included: La Macarena Tourist Tax (25000 COP), Other Meals/Drinks, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance, Tips for Guide. www.bambaexperience.com

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14

Colombian Caribbean Highlights Start: Cartagena / Finish: Santa Marta

Days

FROM

$969 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Discover beautiful Cartagena Relax at Santa Marta beach

SOUTH AMERICA

Jungle trek to the Lost City Visit desert beaches and bays Enjoy scenic Punta Gallinas See indigenous marketplaces Watch unforgettable sunsets Sleep in cozy hammocks Visit pretty Cabo de La Vela

Discover the Caribbean and its surroundings on this amazing 14-day package. Explore Cartagena, the ‘Pearl of the Caribbean’, and the nearby Totumo Volcano. Then, travel to Santa Marta for a challenging but invigorating 5-day trek to the famous Lost City. Finally, discover the deserted beaches and scenic landscapes of La Guajira desert on a 3-day excursion that will take you to some of the country’s most pristine beaches. Day

Included: Hostel Accommodation (3N Cartagena with breakfasts, 2N Santa Marta, 2N Riohacha), Transportation, Totumo Volcano Tour with Bilingual Guide & Lunch, Lost City Trek (4N Hammock Accommodation with Mosquito Net, All Meals, Entrance Fees, Local Guide), La Guajira Tour (2N Hammock Accommodation, All Meals, Local Guide)

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Cartagena Arrival & Free Day Arrive to Cartagena and make your own way to your accommodation with free time to enjoy the city on your own. Visit San Felipe de Barajas fortress, La Candelaria church on La Popa hill and the city centre. Go salsa dancing by night or just relax and go out for your first taste of Colombian cuisine.

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Totumo Volcano Tour & Transfer to Santa Marta Get picked-up from your accommodation to go to the Totumo Volcano where you can take a therapeutic mud bath. Then, travel to Manzanillo del Mar for a dip in the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Return back to Cartagena and enjoy free time. Take a transfer to Santa Marta, one of the oldest surviving city.

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Santa Marta - Lost City Trek Starting Point - Camp 1 (L/D) Depart from your hostel by 4x4 for a 3-hour trip to reach El Mamey. Have lunch and start your trek into one of the largest pre-Columbian towns, once inhabited by the Tayrona civilization. Hike 7 kms through the jungle passing by several natural pools. Reach camp 1 for the night and have dinner. (7-km; 4 hours)

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Camp 1 - Camp 3 (B/L/D) Start your day with a 15-kilometer trek through Mutanshi village for a peek into local life and cross the cool waters of the Buritaca River several times (water levels can reach up to 1 meter deep). Reach the third camp, get settled in, have dinner and rest up in your hammock. (15-km; 8 hours approx.)

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Camp 3 - Lost City - Camp 2 (B/L/D) Depart early for a 6-km trek to the mysterious site of Ciudad Perdida with its steep and mossy 1,200 steps that take you uphill to reach this ancient site with magnificent views overlooking the dense jungle and Buritaca River Valley. Return to camp 3 for lunch and then camp 2 for dinner. (6-km; 7 hours)

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Camp 2 - Camp 1 (B/L/D) Hit the trail early for a 10-km trek to camp 1 passing over the Buritaca River and the Mutanshi indigenous community. Enjoy fresh jungle air and spectacular scenery en route to camp 1. (10-km; 4 hours)

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Camp 1 - El Mamey - Santa Marta (B/L) Trek back another 7 kms today to the starting point of your trek in the Mamey region. Have lunch and then take a van back to Santa Marta to rest up from your big adventure! (7-km; 4 hours approx.)

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Transfer Santa Marta to Riohacha Today, you will take a transfer to Riohacha, for your tour to Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela.

Not Included: Bilingual Guide on Lost City Trek & La Guajira Tour, Optional Activities, Other Meals/Drinks, Tips for Guide, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.

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YOU MIGHT LIKE Add on a 4-Day Cartagena Welcome Package Cartagena Explorer 4D/3N FROM $171 USD Shorten your trip to 5 Days from Santa Marta Lost City Trek 5D/4N FROM $416 USD

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Riohacha - Cabo de la Vela - Punta Gallinas (1B/2L/2D) Take a morning transfer to the town of Uribia, the indigenous capital of La Guajira. Have lunch at Cabo de la Vela and then visit Pilon de Azucar beach and the lighthouse. Overnight on traditional hammocks. Continue your trip towards Punta Gallinas, a desert landscape of huge bays and empty beaches. Visit Parque Eólico “Jepirachi”, Puerto Bolivar and Portete Bay, before reaching Pusheo for a delicious lunch. See the sand dunes, Taroa beach and the lighthouse of Punta Gallinas. Overnight on hammocks.

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Punta Gallinas - Riohacha - Santa Marta Travel to Uribia by boat to visit the beaches of Playa Hondita and Playa Honda. Have lunch in Uribia and transfer back to Riohacha for a night. Transfer to Santa Marta where your trip comes to an end at noon.

Shorten your trip to 8 Days from Santa Marta Tayrona & The Lost City 8D/7N FROM $544 USD

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ecuador

SOUTH AMERICA

Galapagos Island, Ecuador

5

Days

Galapagos Island Hopping Adventure Start / Finish: Galapagos Islands

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$1352 USD

Budget, Regular & Superior Hotel Options

HIGHLIGHTS Go snorkeling among sea lions, rays and turtles Spot blue footed boobies and frigate birds Relax on beautiful white sandy beaches

7 Days

Galapagos Island Hopping Adventure

Start / Finish: Galapagos Islands

FROM

$2084 USD

Budget, Regular & Superior Hotel Options

HIGHLIGHTS Hike through active volcanoes’ moon-like landscape Snorkel in the crystalline waters of the Galápagos View abundant marine life and endemic species

Travel to the Galapagos for a 5-day adventure, discovering the natural wonders of this archipelago of volcanic islands!

Embark on this 7-day adventure and discover the different sides of the Galápagos Islands through daily activities.

On Day 1, get picked up at the Baltra Airport and transferred to Santa Cruz Island for a free afternoon. On Day 2, go on a day trip to visit one of the nearby islands (Santa Fe, Plazas, Bartolome, Floreana or North Seymour depending on availability). Enjoy snorkelling among abundant marine life, go bird watching, and look for land iguanas. On Day 3, take the ferry to San Cristobal Island and enjoy free time. On Day 4, leave for a day tour to Isla Lobos or Kicker Rock. Admire sea lions, blue footed boobies and frigate birds, and go swimming alongside sea lions, rays and turtles. Make a stop at Playa Ochoa or Manglesito (according to the tide), and relax on the beach. On Day 5, get dropped off at the airport.

Baltra Airport pickup in the morning of Day 1 and transfer to Isabela Island. Hike up to the active Sierra Negra Volcano, and on to the Chico Volcano through moonlike landscapes. Go snorkeling near “Las Tintoreras” to try to see Galapagos penguins, sea lions, turtles, and marine iguanas. Transfer to Santa Cruz Island and go on a day trip to visit one of the nearby islands (Santa Fe, Plazas, Bartolome, Floreana or North Seymour depending on availability) and spot unique species. Travel to San Cristobal Island and discover the wonderful Isla Lobos or Kicker Rock on a day tour to admire sea lions, blue footed boobies and frigate birds, and swim among abundant marine life. On Day 7, get dropped off at the airport.

Include flights from/to Quito: Galapagos Island Hopping Air-Expedition 5D/4N - Fr $0000 USD

Include flights from/to Quito: Galapagos Island Hopping Air-Expedition 7D/6N - Fr $0000 USD

Included: 6-nights Accommodation with breakfast (2N Isabela, 2N Santa Cruz, 2N San Cristobal), Day Tours as per itinerary (including English speaking guides, lunches & basic snorkeling gear), In/Out Airport Transfers, All Ferry Transfers, Activity Booklets.

Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Flight Tickets, Galapagos Fees: INGALA migration control card ($10 USD) & Galapagos National Park entrance fee ($100 USD), Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Flight Tickets, Galapagos Fees: INGALA migration control card ($10 USD), Isabela Dock Fee ($5 USD) & Galapagos National Park entrance fee ($100 USD), Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

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Included: 4-nights Accommodation with breakfast (2N Santa Cruz, 2N San Cristobal), Day Tours as per itinerary (including English speaking guides, lunches & basic snorkeling gear), In/Out Airport Transfers, Ferry Santa Cruz - San Cristobal, Activity Booklets.

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15 Days

Galapagos to Machu Picchu Air-Expedition Start: Quito / Finish: Cuzco (or vice-versa)

FROM

$4699 USD

Departures: Wed, Fri, Sun Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel Options / Camping on trek

HIGHLIGHTS Travel from Ecuador to Peru Explore Ecuador’s colourful capital

SOUTH AMERICA

Visit to the Middle of the World Discover the Galapagos Islands Go snorkeling among sea animals Relax on white sandy beaches Have a local showing you Lima Travel to the Inca capital, Cuzco Hike to Machu Picchu

Hop on a 15 day air-journey along the Andes from Quito to Cuzco with stopovers in the Galapagos Islands, and Lima. Travel to the middle of the world, discover the incredibly diverse life endemic to the Galapagos Islands, discover Lima with a local and trek through the Andes mountains to reach Machu Picchu. Day

Included: In/Out Airport Transfers, 14N Accommodation (2N Quito, 4N Galapagos, 2N Lima, 2N Cuzco, 3N Camping, 1N Cuzco), Internal Flights with transfers, Transportation, Tours as per itinerary with English-Speaking Guides & Most Entrance Fees, All Meals on Trek, Daily Breakfasts and lunches on day tours in the Galapagos. Not Included: Other Meals/Drinks, Tips, Travel Insurance, Personal Expenses, Visa Frees, Tour Leader.

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Flight to Galapagos / Galapagos Island Hopping Adventure 5D/4N / Flight to Lima (4B/2L) After being transferred to Quito airport fly to the Galapagos for a 5-day island hopping adventure. On day 3, arrive on Santa Cruz Island and spend a free afternoon exploring the island. The next day, go on a day trip to visit one of the nearby islands. Enjoy snorkeling among abundant marine life, go bird watching, and look for land iguanas. On day 5, take the ferry to San Cristobal Island and spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach or walking around to observe sea lions. The next morning, leave for a day tour to the Isla Lobos or Kicker Rock, depending on availability. You can admire sea lions, blue footed boobies and frigate birds from up close, and go swimming alongside sea lions, tropical fish, rays and turtles. Make a stop at Playa Ochoa or Manglesito, and relax on a beautiful white sandy beach. Depart the Galapagos Islands on day 7 and fly to Lima via Guayaquil. Upon arrival in Lima you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your accommodation for check-in. Get settled in today and overnight.

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Lima Urban Discovery / Flight to Cuzco / Free Day Discover Peruvian life on a Lima tour that puts you in the shoes of locals. Hit the market, sip a Pisco Sour, pick up a few words of Spanish, and snack on some churros with a local guide. Overnight in Lima. The next day, get dropped off at the airport for your flight to Cuzco. Spend day 10 acclimatizing to the high altitude and explore Cuzco on your own. Get a good night’s sleep before your trek the next day.

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Inca Trail Trek or Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N / Cuzco Airport Drop-off (3B/3L/3D) Get up to an early start to begin your Inca Trail Trek or Lares Trek to Machu Picchu (depending on preference and availability) on Days 11-14.

Book in Advance If you wish to include the Inca Trail Trek to your itinerary, we recommend booking well in advance as permits sell out quickly, especially in the high season (May - August). As this is a self-guided trip, we can customise it to your needs. Choose a type of accommodation, add/remove stops, add/ remove experiences.

Give back to the community We offer similar itineraries as Voluntours so you can give back to the communities where you travel to (see pages XX-XX for more details). Galapagos Voluntour 10D/9N - FROM $1130 USD Peru Voluntour & Machu Picchu 15D/14N - FROM $1477 USD Galapagos & Peru Voluntour 16D/15N - FROM $1714 USD

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Quito Airport Pick-up / Middle of the World Day Trip Upon arrival in Quito you will be picked-up at the airport and transferred to your accommodation for check-in. Get settled in today and overnight. The next day travel towards the “Middle of the World” to see the monument that was built to mark the precise location of the equator. Stand on the line that marks the division between the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

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The Inca Trail Trek is a spectacularly rich experience in the Andean Mountains. Immerse yourself in the Inca culture as you hike 50 kilometers through the heart of the beautiful Andes. This 4-day trek is the only one to take you along the original stone staircases of the Inca Trail, arriving early at Machu Picchu. The Lares Trek is a great alternative to the Inca Trail Trek when permits are sold out. This high altitude trek will please hikers interested in interacting with the local communities and seeing their way of life in the countryside. Hike through local villages and take a peek into the local Andean way of life, an experience you will never forget. After the trek you will return to Cuzco for one last night to relax before being dropped off at the airport the next day, where your trip will come to an end.


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Ecuador Volcanoes Adventure

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Departs Tues, Wed, and Fri Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel Options

Start / Finish: Quito

5

Days

Days

Explore Ecuador on this exciting 5-day trip from Quito. On Day 1 get picked up at the airport upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy free time to explore on your own. On Day 2, take a tour to the Antisana Volcano & Ecological Reserve where you will go mountain biking through beautiful scenery. On Day 3, travel to the town of Otavalo where you will visit the Iluman community to see local craftsmanship hand-woven wool hats and tapestries. Return to Quito by public bus on Day 4 and your trip ends on Day 5 as you check out of your hotel.

Included: Airport Pick-Up, Transportation, 3 Nights Accommodation in Quito, Meals: 3B/2L, Included Activities with English speaking guide as per itinerary (Antisana Volcano Day Trip, Indigenous Marketplace, Quilotoa Crater Day Trip).

Included: Airport Pick-Up, Transportation, 4 Nights Accommodation (2N Quito, 1N Otavalo, 1N Quito), Meals: 3B/1L, Tours with English speaking guide as per itinerary (Antisana Volcano Day Trip, Otavalo Community & Iluman Tour)

Not Included: Other Meals/Drinks, Quito transfers, Airport Drop-Off, Entrance Fees, Tips for Guide, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.

Not Included: Other Meals/Drinks, $1 USD Donation to Family per person, Quito transfers, Airport Drop-Off, Optional Activities, Tips, Extra Expenses.

Cuyabeno Amazon Jungle Adventure Start / Finish: Quito

Departs Tues through Sun Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel Options

Start / Finish: Quito

HIGHLIGHTS Take a biking tour through the Antisana Ecological Reserve Explore Otavalo on your own & see the Peguche Waterfall Learn about local culture on an Iluman community tour

Witness two beautiful volcanoes of the Ecuadorian Andes on this 4-day adventure. Airport pick-up on Day 1 and free time to explore on your own. On Day 2, take a biking tour to the Antisana Volcano & Ecological Reserve where you will ride along beautiful scenery. On Day 3, you will have the unique opportunity to experience an indigenous marketplace firsthand and immerse yourself in rich Andean culture. Then visit the beautiful water-filled Quilotoa Crater at 3,914m before returning to Quito. Your trip ends on Day 4 as you check out of your hotel.

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Departs Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sun

HIGHLIGHTS Immerse yourself in the lush Cuyabeno Jungle Take part in diverse activities to spot exotic species Experience tasty traditional foods of the rainforest

Included: Jungle Lodge Accommodation in Cuyabeno, All Meals in the jungle (Vegetarian Option) & Water, Roundtrip Transportation Quito - Jungle Lodge (via Lago Agrio & including 1 night bus), English Speaking Guides during tours. Not Included: Other Meals & Drinks, Community Visit ($6 USD), Tips, Travel Insurance, Personal Expenses, Extra nights in Lago Agrio, Optional Flights Quito - Lago Agrio.

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Ecuador Multisport Adventure

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Departs Tues, Wed, and Fri Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel Options

Start / Finish: Quito

HIGHLIGHTS Go on canyoning and canopy tours Visit the Antisana Ecological Reserve Take stunning photos of Quilotoa Crater Discover the local culture and see incredible landscapes, by means of exciting activities, on this 7-day adventure. Airport pick-up on Day 1. On Day 2, head to the Antisana Volcano and take a biking tour through the Ecological Reserve, then see the picturesque Quilotoa Crater on Day 3. On Days 4-5 visit the mountain town of BaĂąos to go on a canopy and bridge tour. Visit the nearby waterfalls on a self-guided bike or bus tour and then take a thrilling canyoning tour! Return to Quito by bus on Day 6 and your trip ends on Day 7 as you check out of your hotel in Quito.

adventure trips

Transfer to the station for a night bus to Lago Agrio around 11pm. On Day 2, travel from Lago Agrio to the Cuyabeno Reserve and immerse yourself in this pristine rainforest environment. Taste traditional dishes and sleep to the sounds of nature in a jungle lodge. Wander amongst ancient trees and take time to explore flooded forests buzzing with wildlife. Whatever your interests are, from bird watching to hiking, there’s adventurous activity for everyone to enjoy. After 3 or 4 days in the jungle, transfer to Lago Agrio and take a bus back to Quito, arriving at night.

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HIGHLIGHTS Experience an indigenous marketplace Awe at the stunning Quilotoa Crater Explore the Antisana Ecological Reserve

Antisana & Otavalo Community Adventure

Included: Airport Pick-Up, Transportation, 6 Nights Accommodation (3N Quito, 2N Banos, 1N Quito), Meals: 2B/2L, Tours with English speaking guides as per itinerary (Antisana Volcano, Quilotoa Crater, Banos Canopy & Bridge, Canyoning), Self-Guided Bike Tour or Chiva Tour to Waterfalls. Not Included: Other Meals/Drinks, Quito transfers, Airport Drop-Off, Entrance Fees, Tips, Extras. www.bambaexperience.com

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Looking for an independent way to travel, with flexible schedules and only local guides for each included experience? Choose from our open-dated Hop-On Hop-Off Passes all around the world to travel independently along a chosen route at your own pace with the flexibility to make changes to your departure dates along the way. Your pass includes all public transportation and handpicked experiences along a route that suits you best.Choose from an existing route or create your own tailor-made pass! Meet locals and like-minded travellers along the way too. Our Happiness Team will always be there to answer any questions you may have before, during and after your trip.

How our Flexible Hop-on Hop-off passes work: Travel your way Travel freely, at your own pace, to the best hot spots with no tour leader or schedule. Accommodation is not included in our passes, giving you the flexibility to choose where you want to sleep with the help of our recommended hostels. Complete Flexibility Travel from one destination to the next anytime you wish thanks to the mostly daily departures of our transports and included experiences. Make unlimited changes to your schedule on the go, by contacting Bamba or accessing your trip via the online trip manager. Public Transportation You’ll travel in safe, reliable, and comfortable public buses. Depending on your route, you may also travel by private shuttle van, train, boat or plane. All transportation between cities is included in the pass price. Included Experiences Our passes include tons of amazing day trips and multi-day trips encompassing a wide variety of adventure, historical, natural, and cultural activities so you can live unforgettable travel memories. Customer Service Our Happiness Team is here to help you save time and make the most of your trip. We take care of all the hard work of planning a trip, so you can just relax and enjoy yourself. You can count on us whenever you need advice or have any questions!

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Travellers looking for a flexible way to travel, with no fixed schedules, can choose from our many open-dated Hop-On Hop-Off Passes all around the world.

CHOOSE AND BOOK

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Choose the trip of your dreams by booking one of our exciting travel passes or creating a tailor made route.

ONLINE TRIP PLANNING

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Log-in to your online trip manager to view our suggested itinerary and start planning your travel schedule.

Decide whether you prefer to plan your trip on the go with a flexible itinerary or set up a fixed itinerary.

REQUEST BOOKINGS

Request your first transfer or activity only at least 1 day before travelling or book everything in advance online.

RECEIVE CONFIRMATION

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Once availability is confirmed, receive your departure details for your next experience via email or view it online.

START TRIP & ENJOY LIFE

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Begin your adventure! Repeat steps 4 - 5 as needed along your route, hop on and off as you wish and enjoy life!

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AMERICA

Home to the Amazon Jungle, Galapagos Islands, Andes Mountains, Patagonia, the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu and Easter Island, and lively festivals like Carnival in Brazil, this diverse continent will astound you! Top 3 Included Experiences Uyuni Salt Flats 3D/2N - Bolivia Embark on an unforgettable 3-day expedition to the white salt flats of Uyuni, Sol de Manana Geyser and the world’s highest desert in southwest Bolivia.

Pantanal Adventure 4D/3N - Brazil Fish for piranha, walk next to alligators, and take a night safari by boat in the world’s largest freshwater floodplain on an exciting 4-day Pantanal trip.

Colca Canyon Trekking 3D/2N - Peru Trek among majestic canyon walls for a glimpse of Andean condors and vicuña in the Colca Canyon with colourful Andean villages and relaxing hot springs.


SOUTH AMERICA

The drawn lines represent the vast Bamba network throughout South America. Select one of the many routes we have created that cover the key highlights of this incredible region over the next pages. If you cannot find what you are looking for, contact us so we can help you personalise your own unique journey. Get ready for an unforgettable experience!

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1. Cuzco - Milhouse Hostel Cuzco (1 Night in Dorm)

2. Cuzco/Puno - Andean Explorer Bus

3. Puno - Amantani Homestay Experience 2D/1N

Sleep in comfort at fun Milhouse Backpackers & Hotel with its fun atmosphere and great location in the heart of Cuzco.

Travel between Cuzco and Puno (in either direction) stopping at Sicuani, Raqchi, Pukara, Andauaylillas and La Raya high in the mountains with a local guide.

Spend the night with a local family on the remote island of Amantani and visit Taquile Island to admire awe-inspiring views of Lago Titicaca.

Included:

Included:

Included:

SOUTH AMERICA

1 Night Accommodation with . Breakfast in Dorm.

Not Included: Meals.

Transportation, Guided visits to Andau. aylillas, Raqchi, La Raya, Pukara, All Entrance Fees, Buffet Breakfast.

Not Included:

1 Night, Boat Rides, Bilingual Local Guide, . 3 Meals, Payment to local family.

Not Included:

Personal Expenses, Tips for Guide.

Personal Expenses, Tips for guide, Small gift for family.

3a. Puno - Lake Titicaca Day Tour

4. Arequipa - Colca Canyon Trekking 3D/2N

4a. Arequipa - City & Country Tour

Visit the unique and colourful indigenous communities that inhabit the Uros Reed Islands and Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca on this fun day trip.

Trek among majestic canyon walls to glimpse Andean condors and vicuña in the Colca Canyon with colorful Andean villages and relaxing hot springs.

See the highlights and friendly locals of beautiful Arequipa, known as the “White City”, and the surrounding countryside on a panoramic bus tour.

Included:

Included:

Included:

Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off, Boat Ride, . Bilingual Guide, Entrance Fees.

Not Included:

Meals/Drinks, Tips for Guide, Optional Reed Boat Ride paid locally. *This activity is included in Express Passes only

Transportation, Meals on Trek, Local . Guide, Accommodation in San Juan de Chuccho & Sangalle.

Not Included:

Entrance Fees: Colca Canyon & Hot Springs, Day 3 Lunch, Water, Snacks.

Panoramic Bus Transportation, Bilingual . Guide.

Not Included:

Entrance Fees, Meals/Drinks, Personal Expenses. *This activity is included in Express Passes only

5. Ica/Huacachina - Sand-Buggy & Sand-Boarding

6. Paracas - Ballestas Islands & Paracas Reserve

6a. Paracas - Ballestas Islands Sightseeing Boat Ride

Throw inhibition to the wind on a thrilling sandbuggy and sandboarding ride over steep sand dunes and admire the sunset in the desert just outside of Huacachina.

Take a boat tour to the Ballestas Islands archipelago to see abundant marine life and awe at the breathtaking nature and views from the Paracas Natural Reserve.

Take a boat tour to see abundant marine life, the Candelabra geoglyph, Peruvian boobies, penguins and other sea bird species.

Included:

Included:

Included:

Not Included:

Not Included:

Buggy Ride, Sandboarding. .

Not Included:

Entrance Fee to National Park ($2 usd).

English Speaking Guide, Transportation. . Meals & Drinks, Tips for Guide, Entrance Fees.

2-hour Boat Ride with English Speaking . Guide. Breakfast, Ballestas Islands Entrance Fee (12 Soles) *This activity is included in Express Passes only

English Speaking Local Guide, San . Francisco Monastery Entrance Fee, Typical Pisco Sour drink.

Not Included:

English Speaking Local Guide, Traditional . Local Drink (breakfast)

Not Included:

Local Transport, Personal Expenses, Tips for guide.

CHILE

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Included:

Included:

Included:

Not Included:

Not Included:

English Speaking Local Guide, . Typical Snack.

11. San Pedro Atacama - Moon Valley Day Trip

10. Sucre - Sucre with a Local Learn about Sucre’s history and traditions on this walking tour. See the main attractions, interact with locals and taste traditional Bolivian food with a local guide.

Embark on an unforgettable 3-day expedition to the white salt flats of Uyuni, Sol de Manana Geyser and the world’s highest desert in southwest Bolivia.

Transportation, Lunch & Extra Snacks, Drinks, Tips for guide.

Meals & Other drinks, Personal Expenses, Tips for guide

Included:

Not Included:

Not Included:

Transportation, English Speaking . Guide, Entrance Fees. Lunch, Tips, Personal Expenses.

14. Pto Montt / Pto Natales - Patagonia Fjords 4D/3N

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Snacks/Drinks, Optional Chairlift (14000 CLP), Tips

Included:

4D/3N full board shared dorm-style accommodation on Cargo .Boat.

Not Included:

Extra drinks/meals/snacks, room upgrades, personal expenses.

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12. Santiago - Bike City Trip

Included:

Experience a sailing journey in a Cargo Boat between Puerto Montt and Puerto Natales through stunning Patagonian fjords and pristine coastlines.

Not Included:

Entrance Fees ($25-$30 USD), Tips for Driver / Cook.

Take a bicycle tour through the lively streets, markets and plazas of Santiago to experience the city’s personality through the eyes and ears of a local.

13. Puerto Varas - Osorno Volcano Day Trip

Transportation, Bilingual Guide.

4x4 transportation, 2 nights, 2B/3L/2D . meals, Driver/Cook, Bilingual Guide.

See abstract natural formations, salt caves, the Licancabur Volcano and the great red landscape at sunset in one of the world’s driest deserts.

Drive along Lake Llanquihue and visit Osorno Volcano for breathtaking views of the Petrohue River and beautiful Chilean landscapes! Included:

9. Uyuni - Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 3D/2N

Learn the local way of life by visiting local markets like the witch market and taste traditional Bolivian street food with a local guide.

Bicycle & helmet, Bilingual local guide, . water & snack. Meals.

15. Buenos Aires - Tango Night Experience

ARGENTINA

Included:

8. La Paz - La Paz Local City Encounter

BOLIVIA

7. Lima - Urban Discovery Discover Peruvian life on this tour that puts you in the shoes of locals. Hit the market, sip a Pisco Sour, pick up a few words of Spanish, and snack on some churros.

Learn to dance Tango in Buenos Aires with a professional instructor, enjoy a delicious Argentine dinner and watch a sensual Tango Show. Included:

Transportation, Bilingual Tango . Lesson, Tango Show, 3 Course Dinner, All you can drink wine/drinks.

Not Included:

Personal Expenses.

*These activities are subject to change without prior notice. Please confirm online at www.bambaexperience.com


We have included in our passes the best experiences of each destination... 16. Iguazu - Argentina Iguazu Falls Day Trip

17. Salta - Cafayate & Villages Day Trip

18. Mendoza - Wine Experience

Visit Iguazu Falls where you can walk along the manmade platforms and bridges to reach the edge of the Devil’s Throat, and admire spectacular views.

Awe at the beautiful colors and impressive rock formations in Salta, La Quebrada de las Conchas and the picturesque villages around Salta.

Visit industrial and artisanal wineries in Mendoza, the heart of Argentina wine country, to taste different wines and enjoy the great atmosphere of the region.

Included:

Included:

Included:

Not Included:

Transportation, Bilingual Guide. .

Transportation, English speaking . local guide.

Not Included: Meals.

Lunch, Tips, Personal Expenses.

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Not Included:

Lunch and bottled water.

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19. Bariloche - Circuito Chico Day Trip

20. El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier Alternative Trip

21. Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego National Park

Travel 65 km along Lake Nahuel Huapi to Playa Bonita, Huemul Island and Cerro Campanario where you can reach the summit by chairlift for magnificent views.

Walk along the shore of the Lago Argentino to Perito Moreno on an alternative trip to see blue icebergs float by and up-close views of the glacier.

Enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the beautiful forests, lakes, rivers, mountains and archaeological ruins of Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Included:

Included:

Included:

Not Included:

Not Included:

Not Included:

Transportation, Bilingual guide, Entrance . Fees. Tips, Personal Expenses, Optional Ticket for Chairlift.

Transportation, Bilingual Guide, Entrance . Fees. Lunch, Tips, Navigation in front of the glacier.

See Montevideo’s landmarks such as Plaza Independencia, Mercado Agrícola, and Plaza Virgilio with panoramic views of the coast. Included:

Hotel pickup, transport during tour, . English speaking guide.

23. Rio de Janeiro - Favela Experience

BRAZIL

URUGUAY

22. Montevideo - Montevideo Highlights Tour

Not Included:

Included:

3 Nights, 3B/4L/3D meals, 4 Activities . (Fishing, Safari, Horses, Jeep Tour).

Not Included: Drinks.

COLOMBIA

On this 4-day trip to Pantanal, get the chance to fish for piranha, walk next to alligators, and take a night safari by jeep in the world’s largest freshwater floodplain.

24. Paraty - Schooner Boat Trip

Included:

Included:

Not Included:

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26. Bogota - Bike City Day Trip

25. Pantanal - Pantanal Adventure 4D/3N

Entrance Fees, Lunch, Tips, Personal Expenses.

Go island hopping to experience the beauty of Brazil firsthand while sailing on a shared boat to stop at beautiful beaches to swim and snorkel.

Lunch and Drinks.

Meals, drinks, tips, personal expenses.

Transportation, Bilingual Guide. .

Learn about true Brazilian society from friendly locals in Vila Canoas and Rocinha favelas for a close-up look at the largest favela in Brazil. Transportation, Bilingual guide. .

Boat Transportation with local boatmen. . Snorkel, Mask and Fins R$10, Lunch.

27. San Gil - Cueva del Indio

Get a glimpse of Bogota’s historical and cultural sites from the comfort of your own bike with the expertise of a local tour guide.

Visit the spectacular Northern highlands of Colombia by taking an amazing canyoning tour in the Cueva del Indio (Indigenous Cave).

Included:

Included:

Bicycle & Equipment, Bilingual . Local Guide.

Not Included:

Hostel Pick-Up (Departure Point: Carrera 3 no. 12-72 La Candelaria, Bogota).

Accident insurance, required . equipment, professional guide, transportation in local bus.

Not Included: Tips

29. Medellin - Pablo Escobar Encounter

30. Manizales - Coffee Experience 2D/1N

Take a magical canoe ride through natural mangrove tunnels surrounded by unspoiled nature in the vibrant Afro-Colombian fishing village of La Boquilla.

Discover the legacy of Pablo Escobar and his Medellin Cartel, the once infamous and world’s most wanted man whose actions impacted the entire country.

There is no better place to learn about the history, process and the tastes of coffee than at a beautiful hacienda and coffee plantation in Manizales.

Included:

Included:

Included:

Not Included:

Not Included:

Extra drinks, personal expenses.

Transportation, English Speaking Guide. . Meals, Drinks.

HOP-ON HOP-OFF

28. Cartagena - Mangrove Forest Day Tour

Transportation, Canoes, Bilingual Guide. .

Transportation, 1N Hostel Dorm, Day 2 . Breakfast, Guided Tour to Plantation.

Not Included:

Lunch at the Coffee Farm (COP 15000), Tips

31. Quito - Middle of the World Experience

ECUADOR

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Transportation, English Speaking Guide, . Entrance Fees, 3 Frontiers Landmark stop.

This tour is one of the best ways to enjoy the city of Quito while sitting back and relaxing on the bus ride to reach the Equator. Included:

English Speaking Guide, Guided . Tour, Transportation, Mitad del Mundo Monument Site Entry Fee.

Not Included:

Inti Nan Museum & Ethnographic Museum Entry Fees, Tips and Personal Expenses.

*These activities are subject to change without prior notice. Please confirm online at www.bambaexperience.com

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Buenos Aires / Recommended Time: 11 Days

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Benefits Hop-on and Hop-off whenever you want for as long as you want Safe, reliable and comfortable Public Transportation

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Amazing Included Experiences in your pass Guaranteed Daily Departures for transports & experiences Make Unlimited Schedule Changes before and during your trip Online Trip Manager to make changes to your departure dates

Travel between Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires to see the highlights of Brazil and Argentina as you see a favela firsthand on a local tour, immerse yourself in beautiful beaches, wander the cobblestone streets of colonial towns, feel the power of the mighty Iguazu Falls close-up and experience a Tango lesson, live show and dinner.

Flexibility with Daily Departures Day Tour / Multi Day Tour Included Services

Boat

Bus / Shuttle Type

Daily Departure Times

Rio de Janeiro Favela Experience - Day Tour

09:30, 12:00, 14:00

Rio de Janeiro to Ilha Grande - Shuttle + Boat

07:00, 10:30, 14:00

Ilha Grande Ilha Grande to Paraty - Boat + Shuttle

13:30

Paraty Schooner Boat Trip - Day Tour Paraty to Sao Paulo - Public Bus

10:30 09:00, 13:45, 16:45, 23:30

Sao Paulo Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu - Public Bus

14:30, 18:30

Foz do Iguacu Argentina Iguazu Falls Day Trip & Transfer to Puerto Iguazu - Day Tour

08:30

Puerto Iguazu Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires - Public Bus

Buenos Aires

Trip Highlights Buenos Aires & Tango

HOP-ON HOP-OFF

Learn how to dance a few steps of the sensual Tango dance with a local instructor and enjoy a traditional dinner as you watch a live tango show.

Amazing Iguazu Falls

Feel the power of the Iguazu Falls on a day trip to see the falls up-close, walk to the devil’s throat and cool off in the spray of these breathtaking cascades.

Buenos Aires Tango Night Experience - Day Tour

Rio de Janeiro & Beaches

*Note: Departure times are subject to change during the year. Please reconfirm with us.

Leave your worries behind as you relax on stunning Brazilian beaches in Rio de Janeiro, Ilha Grande and Paraty, go snorkelling and enjoy boat trips.

Rio de Janeiro

Included Experiences in Pass: (see page 160 - 161 for more details) 15. Tango Night Experience - 16. Argentina Iguazu Falls Day Trip - 23. Favela Experience - 24. Schooner Boat Trip

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Peru

Peru & Bolivia

Magical Peru Express Ways

FR $464

Magical Peru Ways

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Quick Papa Ways

FR $599

Peru Circuit Express Ways

FR $614

Peru Circuit Ways

FR

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Chicha Express Ways

FR $579

USD

Chicha Ways

FR $894

USD

Pachatata Express Ways

FR $1189

USD

Pachatata Ways

FR $1559

Lima La Paz / Recommended Time: 14 - 16 Days Included Experiences: 1, 3a 4a, 5 & 6a

Lima Cuzco / Recommended Time: 10 - 12 Days Included Experiences: 1, 3a, 4a, 5 & 6a

$729 USD

Lima Cuzco / Recommended Time: 13 - 15 Days Included Experiences: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7

Lima La Paz / Recommended Time: 17 - 19 Days Included Experiences: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8

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Lima Cuzco / Recommended Time: 11 - 13 Days Included Experiences: 1, 4, 5, 6 & 7

Lima La Paz + Bolivia Pass / Recommended Time: 22 - 24 Days Included Experiences: 1, 3a, 4a, 5, 6a & 9

USD

Lima or Cuzco Starting Point / Recommended Time: 11 - 13 Days Included Experiences: 1, 3a, 4a, 5 & 6a

USD

Lima La Paz + Bolivia Pass / Recommended Time: 25 - 27 Days Included Experiences: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10

$884 USD

Lima or Cuzco Starting Point / Recommended Time: 14 - 16 Days Included Experiences: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7

HOP-ON HOP-OFF Note: Our passes offer a range of experiences depending on your schedule and budget. Choose an ‘Express’ pass with a few experiences and add activities on the go or an all-encompassing pass with lots of experiences to get the best value for money!

Included Experiences in Passes: (see page 160 for more details) 1. Milhouse Hostel Cuzco (1 Night in Dorm) - 2. Andean Explorer Bus - 3. Amantani Homestay Experience 2D/1N - 3a. Lake Titicaca Day Tour 4. Colca Canyon Trekking 3D/2N - 4a. City & Country Tour - 5. Sand-Buggy & Sand-Boarding - 6. Ballestas Islands & Paracas National Reserve 6a. Ballestas Islands Sightseeing Boat Ride - 7. Urban Discovery - 8. La Paz Local City Encounter - 9. Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 3D/2N 10. Sucre with a Local

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SOUTH AMERICA Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia

Peru & Bolivia

Peru, Bolivia & Chile

Quick Inca Express Ways

FR $179

Quick Inca Ways

FR $314

Uros Ways

FR

USD

Cuzco La Paz Recommended Time: 4 - 6 Days Included Experiences: 3

USD

Cuzco La Paz Recommended Time: 7 - 9 Days Included Experiences: 1, 2, 3 & 8 Cuzco La Paz + Boliva Pass Recommended Time: 15 - 17 Days Included Experiences: 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10

Andean Desert Express Ways

FR $1409

USD

Andean Desert Ways

FR $1779

USD

Complete Bolivia Ways

FR $694

USD

Salt Flats Adventure Ways

FR $614

USD

Lima or La Paz Starting Point Recommended Time: 31 - 33 Days Included Experiences: 1, 3a, 4a, 5, 6a, 9 & 11

Lima or La Paz Starting Point Recommended Time: 34 - 36 Days Included Experiences: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

$959 USD

La Paz La Paz Recommended Time: 10 - 12 Days Included Experiences: 8, 9 & 10 La Paz La Paz Recommended Time: 6 - 8 Days Included Experiences: 8 & 9

HOP-ON HOP-OFF Included Experiences in Passes: (see page 160 for more details) 1. Milhouse Hostel Cuzco (1 Night in Dorm) - 2. Andean Explorer Bus - 3. Amantani Homestay Experience 2D/1N - 3a. Lake Titicaca Day Tour 4. Colca Canyon Trekking 3D/2N - 4a. City & Country Tour - 5. Sand-Buggy & Sand-Boarding - 6. Ballestas Islands & Paracas National Reserve 6a. Ballestas Islands Sightseeing Boat Ride - 7. Urban Discovery - 8. La Paz Local City Encounter - 9. Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 3D/2N 10. Sucre with a Local - 11. Moon Valley Day Trip

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SOUTH america passes

SOUTH AMERICA

Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

Colombia

Colombia, Ecuador & Peru

Shakira Ways (Via San Gil) Bogota Cartagena Recommended Time: 12 - 14 Days Included Experiences: 26, 27 & 28

Ecuador Crossing Ways FR $579

USD

Gabriel Garcia Marquez Ways

(Via Medellin)

Bogota Cartagena FR $739 USD Recommended Time: 12 - 14 Days Included Experiences: 26, 28, 29 & 30

Colombia Ways (Clockwise Route) FR $1064 USD Bogota Bogota Recommended Time: 20 - 22 Days Included Experiences: 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30

Bogota Lima Recommended Time: 11 - 13 Days Included Experiences: 7, 26 & 31

Argentine Andes Ways

FR

$939 USD

FR $1029 USD Santiago El Calafate Recommended Time: 12 - 14 Days Included Experiences: 12, 13, 19 & 20

FR

$499 USD

FR $1149 USD Buenos Aires El Calafate Recommended Time: 8 - 10 Days Included Experiences: 15, 19 & 20

Ecuador & Peru Ways Quito Lima Recommended Time: 7 - 9 Days Included Experiences: 7 & 31

Argentina & Chile

Cerro Ways

Fjords & Lakes Ways (Nov - April only) FR $2199 USD Buenos Aires Ushuaia Recommended Time: 16 - 18 Days Included Experiences: 13, 14, 15, 19, 20 & 21

Glaciers & Fjords Ways (Nov - April only) FR $1824 USD Santiago Ushuaia Recommended Time: 14 - 16 Days Included Experiences: 12, 13, 14, 20 & 21

HOP-ON HOP-OFF Included Experiences in Passes: (see page 160 - 161 for more details) 7. Urban Discovery - 12. Bike City Trip - 13. Osorno Volcano Day Trip - 14. Patagonia Fjords Cargo Boat 4D/3N - 15. Tango Night Experience 19. Circuito Chico Day Trip - 20. Perito Moreno Glacier Alternative Trip - 21. Tierra del Fuego National Park - 26. Bike City Day Trip - 27. Cueva del Indio - 28. Mangrove Forest Day Tour - 29. Pablo Escobar Encounter - 30. Coffee Experience 2D/1N - 31. Middle of the World Experience

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SOUTH AMERICA Iguazu Falls, Brazil

Brazil, Argentina & Uruguay

Felipao Ways

FR

Brazil

$1149 USD

Buenos Aires Rio de Janeiro Recommended Time: 16 - 18 Days Included Experiences: 15, 16, 23 & 24

Moqueca Ways

Ronaldo Ways

FR $749

USD

Passion Fruit Ways

FR $554

USD

Costa Verde Ways

FR $249

USD

Rio de Janeiro Foz do Iguacu Recommended Time: 13 - 15 Days Included Experiences: 16, 23 & 24 FR

$959 USD

Rio de Janeiro Foz do Iguacu Recommended Time: 10 - 12 Days Included Experiences: 16, 23 & 24

Buenos Aires Rio de Janeiro Recommended Time: 11 - 13 Days Included Experiences: 15, 16, 23 & 24

Thiago Ways

FR

Fique Tranquilo Ways

FR

$1329 USD

Buenos Aires Rio de Janeiro Recommended Time: 14 - 16 Days Included Experiences: 15, 22, 23 & 24

Rio de Janeiro Sao Paulo Recommended Time: 7 - 9 Days Included Experiences: 23 & 24

$1494 USD

Buenos Aires Rio de Janeiro Recommended Time: 16 - 18 Days Included Experiences: 15, 16, 22, 23 & 24

HOP-ON HOP-OFF Included Experiences in Passes: (see page 160 - 161 for more details) 15. Tango Night Experience - 16. Argentina Iguazu Falls Day Trip - 22. Montevideo Highlights Tour - 23. Favela Experience - 24. Schooner Boat Trip

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SOUTH america passes

SOUTH AMERICA

Pantanal, Brazil

South America Passes Travel between the Peruvian capital city of Lima across South America to Rio de Janeiro on the steamy Brazilian coast crossing through dramatic landscapes like the Andes Mountains, Uyuni Salt Flats, the lush Pantanal floodplains, the impressive Iguazu Falls and Brazilian beaches. Cute Caiman Ways

FR $2769

South American Journey Ways

FR $3664

Apu Ways

FR $2829

Epic South America Ways

FR $2524

Tasty Potato Ways

FR $3799

USD

La Paz Rio de Janeiro / Recommended Time: 30 - 32 Days Included Experiences: 8, 9, 10,16, 23, 24 & 25

USD

Lima Rio de Janeiro / Recommended Time: 44 - 46 Days Included Experiences: 1 - 10, 16, 23, 24 & 25

USD

Lima Rio de Janeiro / Recommended Time: 46 - 48 Days Included Experiences: 1 - 11, 16, 17, 23 & 24

USD

Lima Rio de Janeiro / Recommended Time: 46 - 48 Days Included Experiences: 1 - 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24

USD

Lima Rio de Janeiro / Recommended Time: 49 - 51 Days Included Experiences: 1 - 11, 15, 16, 17, 22 - 24 Note: Start any of these passes in Cuzco or La Paz

Included Highlights Immerse yourself in stunning southwest Bolivia to witness vast white salt flats, geysers and remote desert landscapes.

25. Pantanal Adventure 4D/3N

Experience fishing for piranha, walking next to alligators, and night safaris by boat in the world’s largest freshwater floodplain.

HOP-ON HOP-OFF

9. Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 3D/2N

Included Experiences in Passes: (see page 160 - 161 for more details) 1. Milhouse Hostel Cuzco (1 Night in Dorm) - 2. Andean Explorer Bus - 3. Amantani Homestay Experience 2D/1N - 4. Colca Canyon Trekking 3D/2N 5. Sand-Buggy & Sand-Boarding - 6. Ballestas Islands & Paracas National Reserve - 7. Urban Discovery - 8. La Paz Local City Encounter - 9. Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 3D/2N - 10. Sucre with a Local - 11. Moon Valley Day Trip - 15. Tango Night Experience - 16. Argentina Iguazu Falls Day Trip - 17. Cafayate & Villages Day Trip - 22. Montevideo Highlights Tour - 23. Favela Experience - 24. Schooner Boat Trip - 25. Pantanal Adventure 4D/3N

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SOUTH AMERICA Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

South America Passes

South America Passes

Libertador Loco Ways

FR $2319

Cantuta Ways

FR $3399

Llama Bonita Ways

FR $2554

USD

South America Discovery Ways

FR $2319

USD

USD

Lima Buenos Aires / Recommended Time: 39 - 41 Days Included Experiences: 1 - 12, 15 & 18

USD

Lima Buenos Aires / Recommended Time: 38 - 40 Days Included Experiences: 1 - 10, 15, 16 & 25

FR $1434

USD

Lorenzo Ways

FR $1799

USD

Danni Carlo Ways

FR $2089

USD

Lima Santiago / Recommended Time: 31 - 33 Days Included Experiences: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 - 12

Lima Buenos Aires / Recommended Time: 35 - 37 Days Included Experiences: 1 - 11, 15, 16 & 17 Lima Buenos Aires / Recommended Time: 35 - 37 Days Included Experiences: 1 - 10, 15, 16 & 17

Cordoba Ways

Lorenzo Express Ways

Lima Santiago / Recommended Time: 27 - 29 Days Included Experiences: 1, 3a, 4a, 5, 6a, 9, 11 & 12

Allen Ways

FR

$969 USD

La Paz Santiago / Recommended Time: 13 - 15 Days Included Experiences: 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 FR $569

Santiago Buenos Aires / Recommended Time: 6 - 8 Days Included Experiences: 12, 15 & 18

Lima Santiago / Recommended Time: 34 - 36 Days Included Experiences: 1 - 10, 12, 17 & 18

USD

Frank Ways

FR $1309

USD

La Paz Santiago / Recommended Time: 17 - 19 Days Included Experiences: 8, 9, 10, 12, 17 & 18

HOP-ON HOP-OFF Note: Start any of these passes in Cuzco or La Paz

Included Experiences in Passes: (see page 160 - 161 for more details) 1. Milhouse Hostel Cuzco (1 Night in Dorm) - 2. Andean Explorer Bus - 3. Amantani Homestay Experience 2D/1N - 3a. Lake Titicaca Day Tour 4. Colca Canyon Trekking 3D/2N - 4a. City & Country Tour - 5. Sand-Buggy & Sand-Boarding - 6. Ballestas Islands & Paracas National Reserve 6a. Ballestas Islands Sightseeing Boat Ride - 7. Urban Discovery - 8. La Paz Local City Encounter - 9. Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 3D/2N 10. Sucre with a Local - 11. Moon Valley Day Trip - 12. Bike City Trip - 15. Tango Night Experience - 16. Argentina Iguazu Falls Day Trip 17. Cafayate & Villages Day Trip - 18. Wine Experience - 25. Pantanal Adventure 4D/3N

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TERMS & CONDITIONS TERMS AND CONDITIONS: By booking a trip, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions that govern the relationship between the client and Bamba Experience Inc., the cancellation policy and limitations of liability. All persons wishing to make a booking have carefully read and fully understand the Terms and Conditions that follow. By making a booking with the Company or its Agents, you accept on behalf of yourself and all those named on the booking including minors and persons under a disability to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. The Company reserves the right to update and/or alter these terms and conditions at anytime. The latest terms and conditions may be found on the Company website http://www.bambaexperience.com/Terms-andConditions-c4i0.html DEPOSITS: Deposits are non-refundable. Payment of a deposit enables Bamba Experience Inc. to hold a reservation for you but does not guarantee the price. The price can only be guaranteed once we receive full payment and a voucher or travel documents have been issued. Prices in our brochure are shown as ‘from’ and we reserve the right to alter the prices of any of the holidays shown in our brochure. You will be advised of the current price of the trip that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed. Inca Trail and Galapagos Island trips are non refundable and the departure date is not flexible. Any changes to these trips will result in the complete loss of all payment received by The Company. FINAL PAYMENT: Full payment of the balance of the tour price is due 60 days before the departure date of the first service booked. If full payment is not received by the due date, then rates and tour space cannot be guaranteed and the Company reserves the right to treat the Client’s booking as cancelled. The Company is not responsible for any charges applied to credit card transactions and will not refund or return any fees charged by third parties and incurred during the transaction of the tour cost. CLIENT DETAILS: In order for Bamba Experience Inc. to confirm and guarantee the client’s travel arrangements, the client must provide all client details with their final payment. If the Client does not provide all details 60 days or more before departure, the client assumes the risk that the tour may be cancelled at anytime and full cancellation fees will apply. Client Details include: passport number, passport expiry date, passport issue date and place of issuance, full name as it appears in valid passport, date of birth, place of birth, nationality, completed medical form (if applicable), and arrival details (or other documents as requested). Any amendments to these details may result in failure to secure an Inca Trail Trek permit or a Galapagos Trip Reservation. The Company will not be held responsible for any fees levied as a result. CHANGES OF A TOUR BY THE CLIENT: Any transfers or changes to any bookings are subject to availability, subject to approval by Bamba Experience Inc. and can only be made more than 60 days before the departure date. (Inca Trail & Peru Treks & Galapagos Trips are not-transferrable and non-refundable). Any transfers or changes may incur extra costs and additional fees. Inca Trail and Galapagos Island trips are non refundable, non transferrable and the departure date is not flexible. CANCELLATION OF A TOUR BY THE CLIENT: Any cancellation by a Client must be made in writing and be acknowledged by the Company in writing. The date on which the request to cancel is received by the Company or its Agents will determine the cancellation fees applicable. The cancellation fees are expressed hereafter as a percentage of the total tour price, excluding insurance. Bus Passes: 60 days+ prior to trip departure: Full Refund 30-59 days prior to trip departure: 50% of total booking cost 0-29 days prior to trip departure: 100% of total booking cost

Adventure Trips & Tailor - Made Trips: 90 days+ prior to trip departure: Full Refund 30-89 days prior to trip departure: 50% of total booking cost 0-29 days prior to trip departure: 100% of total booking cost

Inca Trail, Peru Treks & Galapagos Trips: 365 days+ prior to trip departure: 50% of total booking cost 0-364 days prior to trip departure: 100% of total booking cost

Carnival Tours: 120 days+ prior to trip departure: 25% of total booking cost 61-119 days prior to trip departure: 50% of total booking cost 0-60 days prior to trip departure: 100% of total booking cost

CANCELLATION OF A TOUR BY THE COMPANY: The Company reserves the right to cancel any trip for any reason, but will not cancel a tour less than 60 days before departure except for Force Majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstances outside the Company’s control (excluding Expedition Trips – refer to Expedition Ticket/Conditions of Carriage). When a tour is cancelled by the Company before the agreed date of departure for any reason other than the fault of the Client, the Client can either: take a substitute tour of equivalent or superior quality if the Company is able and willing to offer such a substitute; or take a substitute tour of lower quality if the Company is able and willing to offer one and to recover from the Company the difference in price between the price of the tour originally purchased and that of the substitute tour; or have a full refund of all monies paid under the contract as soon as possible. CHANGES OF A TOUR BY THE COMPANY: Changes made by Bamba Experience Inc.: Bamba Experience Inc. reserves the right to change any of the facilities, services or prices described in the brochure before a booking is made. If such a change is made, the Client will be told at the time of booking or when the change occurs. If Bamba Experience Inc. makes a major change we will inform the Client as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before departure. If the major change is due to force majeure or unforeseen circumstances no compensation is payable. UNUSED SERVICES: There will be no discounts or monies refunded for missed or unused services, this includes voluntary or involuntary termination/departure from tour, i.e. sickness, death of a family member etc, late arrival on the tour, or premature departure either voluntarily or involuntarily. VALIDITY: The prices in this brochure and website are based on rates and costs in effect at time of printing the brochure or posting to the website. The Company reserves the right to alter prices at any time prior to tour been paid in full. All dates, itineraries and prices are indicative only. All online reservations and agency bookings shall be deemed as booked in Mexico and shall be subject to Mexican law and jurisdiction. FLEXIBILITY: Bamba Experience Inc. may alter its timetable(s), inclusive of those impacted by other Operators’ products and relating to all services provided for in this

ticket without notice. The Client appreciates and acknowledges that the nature of this type of travel requires considerable flexibility and should allow for alternatives. The itinerary provided for each trip is merely representative of the types of activities contemplated, and Bamba Experience Inc. is under no contractual obligation to strictly follow it. It is understood that the route, schedules, itineraries, amenities and mode of transport may be subject to alteration without prior notice due to local circumstances or events, which may include sickness or mechanical breakdown, flight cancellations, strikes, events emanating from political disputes, entry or border difficulties, high season, climate and other unpredictable or unforeseeable circumstances. Bamba Experience Inc. Hop on Hop off Flexible passes, for the nature of these trips the flexibility will be limited to the availability of the service and the Company will do its best to assure this flexibility. All reservations shall be made with at least 48 hours prior to departure. All Hop-On Hop-Off passes include a set one way route that include certain destinations, transportation between them, and included activities in different destinations as specified in the pass. All passengers must follow that set route and it can not be modified or exchanged. All routes are final and clients are not allowed to backtrack or use a route, or activity twice. ACCEPTANCE OF RISK: The Client acknowledges that the nature of the tour is adventurous and may involve a significant amount of personal risk. The Client hereby assumes all such risk and does hereby release the Company from all claims and causes of action arising from any damages or injuries or death resulting from these inherent risks. Prior to tour commencement, the Client may be asked to sign an official release of liability form which can be found at http://www.bambaexperience.com/ReleaseForm-c156i0. html GUARANTEED DEPARTURES: The Company guarantees selected departures at their discretion and shall become guaranteed once there is the designated minimum required number of clients confirmed upon it. This guarantee of departure is still subject to force majeure situations, and the Company reserves the right to remove the guaranteed designation at anytime and will not be held accountable for any costs resulting to the client for this action due to circumstances beyond reasonable control. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: The Client must be in possession of a valid passport required for entry, departure and travel through each destination point along the itinerary of the tour, (passport must be valid 6 months past the return date), all visas, permits and certificates including vaccination certificates, insurance policies, required for the whole of the journey. The Client accepts full responsibility for obtaining all such documents, visas and permits prior to the start of the tour, and is solely responsible for any adverse consequences resulting from missing or defective documentation. FORCE MAJEURE: The Company shall not be liable in any way to the Client for death, bodily injury, illness, damage, delay or other loss or detriment to person or property, or financial costs both direct and indirect incurred, or for the Company’s failure to commence, perform and/ or complete any duty owed to the Client if such death, delay, bodily injury (including emotional distress or injury), illness, damage or other loss or detriment to person or property is caused by Act of God, war or war like operations, mechanical breakdowns, terrorist activities or threat thereof, civil commotions, labor difficulties, interference by authorities, political disturbance, howsoever and where so ever any of the same may arise or be caused, riot, insurrection and government restraint, fire, extreme weather or any other event or cause whatsoever beyond the reasonable control of the Company the consequences of which could not have been foreseen or avoided even if all due care had been exercised. INSURANCE: It is mandatory that all Clients obtain travel insurance with a minimum medical coverage of US$75,000 while travelling with the Company and this insurance must cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and evacuation expenses. Clients must be able to provide proof of Insurance purchase and adequate coverage as per the required amounts above if requested by the group Leader or Company Representative. It is strongly recommended the coverage be extended to include cancellation, curtailment, and all other expenses that might arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience occurring to the Client. The Company shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects. CLIENT RESPONSIBILITY: The Client acknowledges he or she will be visiting places where the political, cultural and geographical attributes present certain risks, dangers and physical challenges greater than those present in his or her daily lives. By booking travel with the Company, the Client acknowledges she or he has considered the potential risks, dangers and challenges, and expressly assumes the risks attendant to such travel conditions. The Client is solely responsible for acquainting themselves with customs, weather conditions, physical challenges and laws in effect at each stop along the itinerary, and are encouraged to locate or make contact prior to embarkation with his/her local embassy or consulate in each destination. CLAIMS AND COMPLAINTS: If a Client has a complaint against the Company, the Client must first inform the tour leader at the earliest opportunity to allow the grievance to be rectified. If satisfaction is not reached, the Client must contact the Company representative or local Office Manager whilst on tour in order that the Company is provided the opportunity to rectify the matter. Failure to indicate dissatisfaction whilst on tour will result in the Client’s ability to claim compensation from the Company being reduced or extinguished. If satisfaction is still not reached through these means while the Client remains on the tour, then any further complaint must be put in writing to the Company via its Agents or directly to head office at sales@bambaexperience.com, within 30 days of the end of the tour. The Company will not accept any liability for claims received after this period. PRIVACY POLICY: Bamba Experience Inc. will provide your personal information, as well as any personal information you provide in relation to the persons whose travel arrangements have been requested by you, to suppliers and carriers to enable the operation of the services requested by you. We do our utmost to protect your personal information. IMAGES, VIDEOS AND MARKETING: The Client agrees that during the tour images, photos or videos may be taken by other travellers and/or the Company Staff that may contain the Client in part or in whole. The Client agrees that these images may be reproduced by the Company and the Client grants perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to reproduce such images, photos or video in any medium for promotion and publicity purposes.

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