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WHAT IS BAMBA EXPERIENCE? DREAM... EXPERIENCE... SHARE... Bamba Experience is an innovator in adventure travel, a one-stop solution for active, independent travelers. In addition to cost-effective Independent and Adventure Trips, we offer a wide variety of incredible options and add-ons to match your particular interests and tastes. Bamba Experience is a committed team of passionate, energetic and experienced travelers dedicated to showing you the soul in every destination we visit. We have spent countless hours building relationships in every corner of the globe, so you can travel safely, engage with the local communities, and have extraordinary experiences.

Dream

Dreaming about a once-in-a-lifetime trip, anxiously searching the web for descriptions, photos, and maps, and reading first-hand accounts from other travelers awakens your urge to book your dream trip now! We are here to answer your questions, give you valuable recommendations and make your adventure travel dreams come true. 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!

Experience

Awaken your mind, spirit, and your senses to all that our world has to offer. Journey to the heights of the snow-capped Andes mountains en route to glorious Machu Picchu and unveil the colorful, time-honored customs of indigenous cultures. Whether it’s fishing for piranha and swimming with pink river dolphins in the steamy Amazon jungles of Brazil or sinking your teeth into a savory ‘scorpion on a stick’ at a night market in Asia, NOW is your chance to make your dreams come true. Bamba Experience has a wealth of life-changing experiences just waiting for you.

Share

Share all of the amazing adventures, photos, funny stories, and life-changing moments with your friends and families so you can connect with others on a deeper level. Post your travel adventures, tips, stories, and pictures on the Bamba Facebook page. Let us know via Twitter the breaking news you are experiencing, post a chic new hostel you’ve found on Pinterest, and update your Facebook page with a profile pic of you in a different city every week!

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We’re different because... Bamba Experience is unique. We are different because our focus is on YOU, the individual traveler. Our #1 priority is to make sure you have unforgettable experiences, meet new friends and return home with a smile on your face as you reflect back on the great memories you are bringing home. Award-Winning Customer Service: Our passion for independent travel is exceeded only by our commitment to you. Our focus on quality customer service has earned us a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. Structured Flexibility of Independent Travel: We know you want the freedom to choose. Bamba’s Hop-On Hop-Off bus passes offer flexible schedule changes anytime along a chosen route while Adventure Trips offer slightly more structured routes with unique trip-styles. You Choose Your Accommodation: Enjoy the freedom to decide where to sleep. Choose an affordable and social hostel dorm or a cozy upscale lodge; the choice is yours! Value: Bamba Experience believes that offering you tons of different included experiences is the best value-added aspect of your trip, so your trip includes tons of nature, culture, historic and adventure-based activities. Authenticity: Bamba takes pride in our passion for showing travelers the true heart of every destination. Included Experiences: You deserve to have cool experiences included in your trip so Bamba makes sure you don’t miss out by offering tons of different activities that bring value to your trip.

Why Independent Travel? Travel your Way We believe that freedom is empowering. When you travel independently, you learn a lot about yourself, while seeing a whole new perspective of your surroundings. You’ll discover that you can connect on a deeper level with the local people, the environment, and with other travelers. Traveling independently doesn’t mean you travel alone. Bamba is your local friend in a foreign country. Traveling with us, you’ll benefit from all of our great local insights into every place you set foot. Traveling independently means doing what YOU want, when you want, choosing where to stay, where to eat and what sights to see. You can change direction or change your mind anytime by reinventing yourself when you’re in a place that moves you. You will learn a great deal about yourself, meet tons of people, and make loads of new friends along the way. In fact, meeting people is often easier for solo travelers (and there are tons of people out there traveling on their own!) As always, if you need anything at all, Bamba Experience is available to assist you via online chat, over the phone, skype, or on email!

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Dear Friends & Adventurers All Over the World, Driven by our passion for independent travel and guided by the spirit of adventure we improved the “Hop-On Hop-Off” model to provide you with unrivaled flexibility to stay as long as you would like in each destination and create your own itinerary. If you share our insatiable desire to explore the world, and if you’re ready to have an unforgettable time, we invite you to join us, not only for the time of your life, but also to help make our world a more united, enjoyable, and friendly place! Yours in Adventure, Paul, Founder & CHO (Chief Happiness Officer)

CORE VALUES The essence of our core values is the glue that bonds the Bamba team together, and that brings us closer to our travelers and the places we visit. We believe their simplicity and truthfulness speak for themselves.

Be Part of the Bamba Tribe

Deliver Love through Service

Travel

Enjoy Life

By putting yourself in another’s shoes so you can lovingly do what is right.

And you will find that getting out into the world holds many answers to the questions in life.

Take Risks, Grasp Opportunities

Learn, Learn, Learn & Grow

Believe in a Better World

Keep Your Feet on the Ground

By embracing the Bamba core values and culture. Learn, interact, support and share.

And think outside the box. Believe in yourself and don’t be afraid to make mistakes.

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By unlocking your potential for personal growth with the ambitious pursuit of new learning opportunities.

By thinking positively and helping others without expecting anything in return.

And remember that we only live once, so make the most out of every moment.

And be humble. Remember, we are all equal.


TRIP CATEGORIES

BAMBA EXPERIENCE offers 3 different trip categories to accommodate unique travel styles. Adventure Trips are organized trips with set itineraries which can be combined with any other Bamba trip or booked independently. Tailor Made trips give you the chance to create the trip of your dreams. Hop-On Hop-Off passes include all transportation and activities along a chosen route with flexible schedules.

AdvENTURE TRIPS Independent Self-Guided Adventure There’s no tour leader to follow around, only the best local guides for every new activity included in your trip. You can travel independently on an unforgettable, fixed itinerary with pre-booked public transportation, activities and accommodation choosing to stay overnight in a hostel, 3-star, or 4-star accommodation.

Small Group Adventures & Trekking Immerse yourself in natural and unspoiled landscapes on one of our exhilarating active tours. Itineraries range from 3 to 11 days with small groups of no more than 12 new friends and include all of your transportation, accommodation, meals, and a local guide. Trek deep into the heart of the Andes or snorkel with wild marine life in the Galapagos Islands, many adventures await you!

TAIlOR MAdE TRIPS We all have different interests and travel desires, so if you still haven’t found the route that will exalt your body and soul, our expert team can create a personalized itinerary with customized activities, lodging, and transportation options just for you. We have experience designing personalized trips for individual travelers, family trips and large groups. All we need to know is: How much time you have to travel Which countries you want to visit What activities, types of transportation, and accommodation you want to include. Contact us, or provide your local travel agent with this info, so we can organize a specialized itinerary that will fit your travel needs.

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HOP-ON HOP-OFF WHAT IS INCLUDED? Public Transportation: Depending on your pass, you’ll travel by train, boat, plane, private shuttle van, or on safe and comfortable buses. Structured Flexibility: Choose your bus departure date and departure city, and then hop on & off anywhere along the route, for as long as you want. Make changes to your schedule and ‘stay an extra day’ whenever you want, the ultimate traveler’s dream. Included Experiences: Experience tons of included day trips (with daily departures) encompassing a variety of adventure, historical, natural, and cultural activities. Travel Independently: Travel freely, at your own pace, to the best hot spots with no tour leader or schedule. Explore the world exactly as you have always dreamed! Customer Service: Our Happy Team’s priority is making sure you enjoy your trip every step of the way. Guaranteed Daily Departures: Begin and end your journey anytime you wish year-round with daily departures. Take all the time you wish to enjoy your journey, your pass is valid for 12 months! (Exception: Europe passes operate from the 1st of May to the 15th of October only.) Unlimited Schedule Changes: Make unlimited changes to your departure dates before and during your trip. (Note: Changes to your route and extra activities may incur an additional fee.) Online Trip Manager: Quick and easy access to your trip online for unlimited changes to your schedule. Best Value: Bamba has a reputation for providing the best value trips at the most affordable rates. You’ll save time and money while helping the local economy and minimizing your carbon footprint, by choosing Bamba to book your public transportation and activities with trusted and reliable local operators. Choose Your Own Accommodation: On most Bamba trips, accommodation is not included. This gives you the flexibility to choose where you want to sleep with the help of our recommended hostels, hotels, and homestays.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 1. What type of transportation is included? We offer you safe and efficient local transportation in each sector. Whether you travel aboard a public bus, on a train, boat, ferry or a shared shuttle, getting from one point to the next will surely be a memorable experience.

9. Can I make changes to my departure dates/times? Yes! The Bamba Hop-On Hop-Off bus pass is flexible and convenient allowing you to make changes to your schedule (departure dates/times) up to 24 hours in advance. (All routes are subject to availability so the earlier you book the more likely we can assure you a seat!)

2. What type of experiences are included? Every pass offers unique included experiences so you can live unforgettable travel memories. Dance Tango at a Buenos Aires club, sleep at a local family home on Amantani Island, go deep into the Amazon Jungle, fly down sand dunes and experience more fun things along the way!

10. What does minimum recommended travel time mean? We recommend a minimum number of days to complete each pass so you can enjoy the cities, towns, activities and nature without feeling rushed.

3. Who will I be travelling with? You will meet tons of independent travelers during your trip perhaps on a group trek, transportation, on an included activity or at a recommended hostel.

11. What if I’m travelling on my own? Many Bamba Experience travelers find that traveling on their own is a great way to not only meet new friends but also to get to know themselves. You will quickly meet people along the way and enjoy the freedom of a flexible schedule so you can link up with new travel buddies anytime!

4. Is accommodation included? Accommodation is not included in the pass price so you have the freedom to choose where you want to sleep according to your needs, with the help of Bamba’s recommendations. 5. How do I activate my pass and start travelling? Contact Bamba via email a week prior to your trip so you can confirm your departure information. We are available via Skype, Gmail Chat, Email and over the phone anytime for travel info and questions. 6. Where are the pick-up points? Bus & Train Routes: We will send you the bus or train station address where you will depart so you can make your own way there 30 minutes prior to departure. Shuttles & Tours: For most shuttles/tours we will ask you for your hostel address so we can pick you up on the day of departure. Please be ready and waiting in the lobby 10 minutes prior. Meeting Points: Sometimes you need to meet the group at a designated point which we will send you prior to departure so you can make your own way there 10 minutes prior. Rest assured that for ALL ROUTES detailed instructions will be emailed to you at least one day in advance.

12. Do I need a travel visa? Depending on your nationality, some countries require you to apply for a visa in advance (others give you a tourist card upon arrival). It is your responsibility to check visa requirements at least 2-3 months prior to arrival at the nearest embassy or consulate. 13. Is there an age limit? If you are between the ages of 18 and 118, we invite you to travel with Bamba Experience and have the time of your life! Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 14. Anything else I need to know? All Bamba bookings are subject to our ‘Terms and Conditions’ which you can find on the Bamba website. All pricing in this brochure is correct at time of print but may vary slightly when booking due to currency fluctuations. Please check with your local travel agent or the Bamba Sales team for more details.

7. Can I travel in both directions or backtrack? Your Bamba Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Pass can only be used in the direction of the pass purchased. If you would like to add sectors or change your route an additional fee may apply. Contact us anytime via email, skype, or telephone and remember schedule changes are free of charge up to 24 hours prior to travel! (Subject to availability) 8. What is the validity of my Hop-On Hop-Off bus pass? You have 1 year to complete your pass which means you can take as long as you desire to enjoy all of the unique and interesting destinations as well as included experiences along the way.

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SOUTH AMERICA Highlights

Machu Picchu Watch the mist rise over the magical mountain-top archaeological site of sacred Machu Picchu and wander through the wellpreserved structures and stone staircases of this ancient civilization while admiring its spectacular views overlooking the verdant Urubamba River surrounded by lush mountains.

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Uyuni Salt Flats Embark on an unforgettable expedition to the forgotten southwest corner of Bolivia to reach the tiny town of Uyuni where you will be amazed by the endless, blinding-white salt flats surrounded by abstract landscapes situated in one of the world�s highest deserts.

Iguazu Falls Follow the contours of the Iguazu River as you walk along a 4 kilometer stretch of man-made platforms and bridges feeling the invigorating spray of these powerful falls. Peek over the edge of the Devil’s Throat and feel the raw natural power of this breathtaking world wonder.


Perito Moreno Glacier Admire the immensity of the Perito Moreno Glacier, a giant sheet of ice measuring over 30 km in length and 74 meters in height in Lago Argentino, from the manmade walking circuit as you breathe in the crisp, cool air from this giant freezer, the world’s third largest freshwater reserve.

Amazon Jungle (Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia & Brazil)

Pantanal Brazil

Whether you experience the Amazon in Tena, Puerto Maldonado, Manu, Iquitos, Rurrenabaque or Manaus, you will never forget the remarkable feeling of standing deep in the heart of this lush and vibrant jungle surrounded by unparalleled biodiversity, home to the largest collection of living plants and animal species in the world.

Discover the extraordinary biodiversity and plentiful variety of animals in Pantanal, the world’s largest freshwater floodplain. This unique ecosystem is one of the last refuges for the caiman, capybara, giant otter, anteater, jaguar, puma, tapir and other large mammals.

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INCLUDED EXPERIENCES in SOUTH america 1. Cuzco - 1 Night Milhouse Backpackers & Hotel Dorm

2. Quito - Cotopaxi Bike Day Trip

3. Huaraz - Llanganuco Lagoon Day Trip

Sleep in comfort at Milhouse Backpackers & Hotel with its fun atmosphere and great location in the heart of Cuzco a few steps from Avenida del Sol and Plaza de Armas. Make new friends and get all the information you need on what to do in and around Cuzco so you make the most of your time... you won’t want to leave!

Go deep inside the Cotopaxi National Park for spectacular views of awe-inspiring landscapes filled with glaciers and volcanoes. Hike to 5,000 meters and ride down Cotopaxi Volcano on a mountain bike for an adventurous day in nature. Enjoy awelldeserved lunch on the mountain Included: Transportation, English Speaking and admire Limpiopungo Lagoon Guide, Cotopaxi Volcano Mountain Biking, Box Lunch, Equipment. before returning to Quito.

Experience Peru on an exciting trip from Huaraz to the Llanganuco Lagoon. On this journey you will stop at several small traditional towns where you can taste local homemade ice cream and buy handmade crafts. Once you arrive at Llanganuco Lagoon Included: you can take a tour of the lake Transportation, Bilingual Guide, on boat, or sit back and relax Entrance Fees. Included: while taking in the beautiful at- Not Meals. mosphere.

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1 Night Accommodation with Breakfast in Dorm.

Not Included: Meals.

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Meals not specified in this itinerary, Tips.

4. Paracas - Ballestas Islands & Paracas National Reserve

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

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

Take a boat tour to see the impressive Candelabra geoglyph, Peruvian boobies, Humboldt penguins, and abundant marine life at the Ballestas Islands archipelago. Visit the pristine Paracas Natural Reserve in the afternoon to see La Catedral rock formaIncluded: tion and watch flamingos and English Speaking Guide, Entrance parihuanas from a breathtaking Fees, Transportation. Not Included: scenic overlook. Meals & Drinks, Tips for Guide,

Cruise to the top of 500 meter high sand dunes and go rocketing down the slopes in a sand buggy. Let go of your fears and sandboard down the steep sandy slopes with a few pointers from your local guide. Admire the breathtaking sunset over the vast Included: desert landscape and take pho- Buggy Ride, Sandboarding. tos in the golden twilight before Not Included: racing back to Huacachina. Entrance Fee to National Park

Observe giant Andean condors and vicuña, colorful traditions and music. Trek through one of the world’s deepest canyons inhabited by diverse and colorful Andean villages where you can get a taste for the unique flavors of the region, hike among steep Included: majestic canyon walls and soak Transportation, Meals on Trek, Local your soar muscles in the relaxing Guide, Accommodation in San Juan de Chuccho & Sangalle. hot springs of Chivay.

Paracas Port Tax.

($2 usd).

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

7. Cuzco/Puno: Andean Explorer Bus

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

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

Travel between Cuzco and Puno (in either direction) and stop along the way to have breakfast in Sicuani before taking a peek into the past at the archaeological sites of Raqchi and Pukara high in the mountains with a local guide. Cross over the high Included: altitude pass of La Raya at over Transportation, Guided visits to 4,000 meters and see the colo- Andauaylillas, Raqchi, La Raya, Pukara, All Entrance Fees, Buffet nial church with its quaint plaza in Breakfast. Andauaylillas. Not Included:

Spend the night with an indigenous family on the remote island of Amantani. Get to know local Aymara and Quechua-speaking families and experience their unique way of living. Admire aweinspiring views of Lago Titicaca and the Cordillera Real mountain Included: range. 1 Night, Boat Rides, Bilingual

An unforgettable 3-day expedition through the vast and blinding-white salt flats of Uyuni into the desert of southwest Bolivia to visit tiny villages lost in the desert, multi-colored lakes filled with flamingos, the Sol de Manana geyser at 5,000m and Included: thermal hot-springs. Visit one of 4x4 transportation, 2 nights, 2B/3L/2D the world’s highest deserts and meals, Driver/Cook, Bilingual Guide. largest salt flats on this once-in- Not Included: Entrance Fees ($25-$30 USD), Tips a-lifetime journey. for Driver / Cook.

10. La Paz - La Paz Local City Encounter

11. Pantanal - Pantanal Adventure 4D/3N

12. Iguazu - Argentina Falls Day Trip

Walk to the most interesting sites in La Paz with your local guide who will show you how to hop on a local bus, talk to locals, eat at local markets and the best street stands. Visit the real witch market and wander into neighborhoods rarely visited by tourists so Included: you can see the real way of life English Speaking Local Guide, Transportation, Typical Snack. in La Paz.

The Pantanal is the world’s largest freshwater floodplain, comparable in size with countries like Great Britain. Fish for piranha, walk next to alligators, go horseback riding and take a night safari by jeep. Immerse yourself in the remote and natural beauty surIncluded: rounded by abundant flora and 3 Nights, 3B/4L/3D meals, 4 Activities fauna in this spectacular region (Fishing, Safari, Horses, Jeep Tour). Not Included: of Brazil. Drinks.

A visit to the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls is a completely different experience from that of the Brazilian side, and deserves a whole day’s worth of your time. Walk along the man-made platforms and bridges that follow the contours of the river taking you Included: right to the edge of the Devil’s Transportation, Bilingual Guide, 3 Throat and along a 4 kilometer Frontiers overlook stop. Not Included: stretch of panoramic waterfalls. Lunch, Entrance Fee to National

13. Paraty - Schooner Boat Trip

14. Rio de Janeiro - Favela Experience

15. Salta - Cafayate & Villages Day Trip

Experience the beauty that Brazil has to offer you. On this trip you will enjoy island hopping while sailing on a shared boat within the bay of Paraty. Your boat will stop at several relaxing and beautiful sandy beaches where you can go for a swim, or grab Included: your snorkel gear to discover the Boat Transportation with local tropical marine life off of the rocky boatmen. Not Included: shorelines.

Learn about true Brazilian society from locals in the largest favela in the country. This experience takes you into the heart of the Vila Canoas and Rocinha favelas, to show you a close-up look at the complex architecture, developing commerce and warm friendly Included: people. Transportation, Bilingual guide.

Visit some of the most breathtaking scenery in Salta, La Quebrada de las Conchas and the ancient picturesque villages along the way. Let yourself awe at the beautiful colors and impressive rock formations such as the Devil’s Throat, and visit a prestigious Included: winery to learn the secrets of the Transportation, Bilingual Guide. region’s wine.

16. Buenos Aires - Tango Night Experience

17. Mendoza - Wine Experience

18. Bariloche - Circuito Chico Day Trip

The night starts with a tango lesson, where a professional instructor will teach you the traditional steps of this historically rich and sensual dance. Afterwards, you will enjoy a delicious Argentine dinner with an open bar while watching a thrilling and interacIncluded: tive Tango Show in an intimate Transportation, Bilingual Tango Lesson, Tango Show, 3 Course setting.

Your journey begins in Mendoza where you will take a guided tour of the principal wine making area in the country. Here you will visit both industrial and artesanal wineries to see how some of the world’s best wine is created. You will also have the pleasure of Included: tasting many different wines while Transportation, Bilingual local guide. enjoying the great atmosphere of the region.

Travel 65 km along Lake Nahuel Huapi on a jaw-dropping excursion passing by Playa Bonita and Huemul Island, eventually arriving at the foot of Cerro Campanario. You will ascend the mountain by chairlift to reach the summit, where you will have time Included: to admire one of the most mag- Transportation, Bilingual guide. nificent views of the region and Included: grab a hot cocoa from the moun- Not Entrance fees ($10 USD) tain top cafe.

Local Guide, 3 Meals, Payment to local family.

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Lunch Day 2 ($7 USD), Tips for guide, Small gift for family.

Personal Expenses, Tips for Guide.

Not Included:

Lunch or Extra Snacks, Drinks, Tips for Guide.

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Lunch and Drinks.

Snorkel, Mask and Fins R$10, Lunch.

Dinner, All you can drink wine/drinks.

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Personal Expenses.

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Park (AR$100)

Not Included: Meals.

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


19. El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier Alternative Trip

20. Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego National Park

21. Puerto Varas - Osorno Volcano Day Trip

Get away from the crowds and visit Perito Moreno on this alternative visit. Walk along the shore of the Lago Argentino to see blue icebergs as they float by, up-close views of the glacier and choose to take an optional 1-hour boat ride near the captivating walls of Included: this majestic and massive sheet Transportation, Bilingual Guide. of ice.

Visit Argentina’s only national park with a oceanic coast at the southernmost tip of the continent. Enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the Beagle Canal which is surrounded by a beautiful forest, lakes, rivers and mountains. Journey through the park to view Included: archaeological ruins left behind Transportation, Bilingual Guide, by the ancient inhabitants of this Meals & Drinks (Snacks/Picnic Lunch). distant land.

Explore the southern shore of Lake Llanquihue and Ensenada town before climbing the Osorno Volcano for breathtaking views of the Petrohué River Valley and beautiful Chilean landscapes!

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National Park entrance fee ($100 ARS for foreigners), Lunch, Navigation in front of the glacier.

Included:

Transportation, Bilingual Guide.

Not Included:

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Meals.

Personal Expenses.

23. Atacama - Moon Valley Day Trip

24. Baños - Canopy & Bridge Experience

Fully experience Santiago’s vivid personality on bicycle by riding through the lively streets, markets and plazas of the city center to learn about the country’s history through the eyes and ears of a local.

See abstract natural formations, salt caves and the Licancabur Volcano in one of the world’s driest deserts. Watch the landscape turn brilliant shades of red as the awe-inspiring sunset sinks over the horizon.

Swing like a monkey through the trees in the forests of Banos along a 2.5 hour circuit where you can ride along 2 different ziplines measuring up to 850 meters, walk over a Tibetan bridge and go rock climbing above the river. Included:

Included:

Included:

Transportation, English Speaking Guide.

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

Transportation, Equipment.

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22. Santiago - Bike City Trip

Meals & Drinks.

Lunch, Entrance Fee ($4 USD).

Meals.

25. Baños - Waterfall Experience (Bike or Chiva)

26. Cuenca - HopOn HopOff City Tour

27. Bogota - Bike City Day Trip

Choose to explore the breathtaking waterfall-route just outside of Banos making stops at each waterfall in the area with free time to swim and enjoy the fresh mountain air. Choose to take a bike-tour (approx. 4 hours with an option to continue to Puyo) or a traditional Chiva bus-tour (ap- Included: Transportation (Chiva or Bike), prox. 2.5 hours). Equipment.

Take a day to visit the city of Cuenca on a HopOn HopOff City Tour bus where you can jump on and off whenever you wish to visit all of the most important sites around the city like Parque Calderon, the Cathedrals and interesting museums.

Get a glimpse of Bogota’s historical and cultural sites from the comfort of your own bike. With our tour guides expertise, you will not only see these amazing sites, but also learn about Colombia’s troubled and often violent history and present. Included:

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Transportation & English-Speaking Guide.

Not Included:

Not Included:

Meals, Drinks, English Speaking Guide.

Meals & Drinks.

Bicycle & Equipment, Bilingual Local Guide.

Not Included:

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

28. San Gil - Cueva del Indio

29. Cartagena - Mangrove Forest Day Tour

30. Medellin - Pablo Escobar Encounter

Visit the spectacular Northern highlands of Colombia by taking an amazing open top aerial tramway and then go canyoning in the Cueva del Indio (Indigenous Cave). Feel the adrenaline when you jump from one pool to another and then experience the thrill of canyoning through the gushing water.

Walk through the Afro-Colombian fishing village of La Boquilla with its vibrant community of hardworking fishermen on your way to a magical canoe ride through natural mangrove tunnels surrounded by unspoiled nature.

Discover the truth behind the once infamous and world’s most wanted man, Pablo Escobar and his Medellin Cartel. Learn the history, the impact and the legacy of the world’s most powerful drug lord while cruising through the streets Medellin to visit some of Included: the places that were connected Transportation, English Speaking Guide. to Escobar.

Included:

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

Transportation, Canoes, Bilingual Guide.

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Hostel pick-up and hostel drop-off (Meeting point: Carrera 10 no. 7-83, San Gil, Medellin).

Extra drinks, personal expenses.

31. Manizales - Coffee Experience 2D/1N

32. Guamote - Local Encounter 2D/1N

There is no better place to learn about the history, process and the tastes of coffee than the Coffee tour. Visit a beautiful hacienda and walk around the plantations, while learning everything you need to know about coffee.

Experience the beautiful mountain town of Guamote, Ecuador tucked away in the Andes with a rich indigenous cultural heritage. Stay 1 night and take your free time to get to know the town and surrounding areas. Included:

Transportation, 1N Hotel, Day 2 Breakfast, Guided Tour to Plantation, Hacienda, Pool & Gardens.

Not Included:

Meals (Available for 10,000 COP).

Not Included: Meals, Drinks.

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1 Night Dorm Accommodation with Dinner & Breakfast.

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Other Meals & Drinks, Optional Activities in Guamote.

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

Embark on an unforgettable expedition through the Bolivian desert with multi-colored lakes, flamingos, geysers, hot springs and the world’s largest blinding-white salt flats in our Uyuni Salt Flats Adventure! (View Page 31)

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PERU & BOlIvIA PASSES

Start: lima Mystical Inka Ways

Start: Lima / Finish: Cuzco Recommended Min. Trip Time: 11 - 13 Days FROM

$589 USD

Quick Choclo Ways

Start: Lima / Finish: Cuzco Recommended Min. Trip Time: 7 - 9 Days FROM

$499 USD

Express Aji Ways

Start: Lima / Finish: Cuzco Recommended Min. Trip Time: 3 - 5 Days FROM

$354 USD

Start: Cuzco

Puno - Amantani Home Stay

Magical Inka Ways

Start: Cuzco / Finish: Lima Recommended Min. Trip Time: 11 - 13 Days FROM

$599 USD

Quick Quinoa Ways

Start: Cuzco / Finish: Lima Recommended Min. Trip Time: 7 - 9 Days FROM

$514 USD

Aji Express Ways

Start: Cuzco / Finish: Lima Recommended Min. Trip Time: 3 - 5 Days FROM

$364 USD

Included Experiences in Pass: 1. Milhouse Backpackers & Hotel 4. Ballestas Islands & Paracas National Reserve - 5. Sand-Buggy & Sand-Boarding 6. Colca Canyon Trekking 3D/2N 7. Andean Explorer Bus 8. Amantani Homestay Experience 2D/1N

GUARANTEED DAILY DEPARTURES: Begin your journey anytime you wish, 365 days a year. Arequipa - Colca Canyon Condors

Start: lima or Cuzco Peru Loop Ways

Start: Lima or Cuzco / Finish: Cuzco or Lima Recommended Min. Trip Time: 13 - 15 Days FROM

$789 USD

Included Experiences in Pass: 1. Milhouse Backpackers & Hotel 4. Ballestas Islands & Paracas National Reserve 5. Sand-Buggy & Sand-Boarding 6. Colca Canyon Trekking 3D/2N 7. Andean Explorer Bus 8. Amantani Homestay Experience 2D/1N

Add An Inca Trail Or Alternative Trek To Machu Picchu From Cuzco (View Page 22, 23 & 25)

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Ica-Huacachina - Sand-buggy & Sand-boarding


Start: lima Chicha Morada Ways

Start: Lima / Finish: La Paz Recommended Min. Trip Time: 16 - 18 Days FROM

$834 USD

Ultimate Peru & Bolivia Ways Start: Lima / Finish: La Paz + Bolivia Pass Recommended Min. Trip Time: 24 - 26 Days FROM

$1319 USD

Start: la Paz Start: La Paz / Finish: Lima Recommended Min. Trip Time: 17 - 19 Days FROM

SOUTH AMERICA

Chirimoya Ways

Peru - Inca Trail

$844 USD

Amantani Ways

Start: La Paz / Finish: Lima + Bolivia Pass Recommended Min. Trip Time: 23 - 25 Days FROM

$1334 USD

Included Experiences in Pass: 1. Milhouse Backpackers & Hotel 4. Ballestas Islands & Paracas National Reserve 5. Sand-Buggy & Sand-Boarding 6. Colca Canyon Trekking 3D/2N 7. Andean Explorer Bus 8. Amantani Homestay Experience 2D/1N 9. Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 3D/2N 10. La Paz Local City Encounter

Colca Canyon Trekking

Start: Cuzco Into La Paz Ways

Start: Cuzco / Finish: La Paz Recommended Min. Trip Time: 5 - 7 Days FROM

$349 USD

Taquile Ways

Start: Cuzco / Finish: La Paz + Bolivia Pass Recommended Min. Trip Time: 13 - 15 Days FROM

$839 USD

Start: la Paz Into Cuzco Ways

Start: La Paz / Finish: Cuzco Recommended Min. Trip Time: 5 - 7 Days FROM

$349 USD

Puno - Uros Floating Islands

Titicaca Ways

Start: La Paz / Finish: Cuzco + Bolivia Pass Recommended Min. Trip Time: 15 - 17 Days FROM

$834 USD

Included Experiences in Pass: 1. Milhouse Backpackers & Hotel 7. Andean Explorer Bus 8. Amantani Homestay Experience 2D/1N 9. Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 3D/2N 10. La Paz Local City Encounter Uyuni - Salt Flats Adventure

Start: lima or la Paz Andes & Desert Ways

Start: Lima or La Paz / Finish: Where you started Recommended Min. Trip Time: 37 - 39 Days FROM

$1574 USD

Start: la Paz Salt & Mines Ways

Start: La Paz / Finish: La Paz Recommended Min. Trip Time: 8 - 10 Days FROM

$534 USD

Salt Flats Adventure Ways Start: La Paz / Finish: La Paz Recommended Min. Trip Time: 4 - 6 Days FROM

Uyuni - Salt Flats Adventure

$499 USD

Included Experiences in Pass: 1. Milhouse Backpackers & Hotel 4. Ballestas Islands & Paracas National Reserve 5. Sand-Buggy & Sand-Boarding 6. Colca Canyon Trekking 3D/2N 7. Andean Explorer Bus 8. Amantani Homestay Experience 2D/1N 9. Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 3D/2N 10. La Paz Local City Encounter 23. Moon Valley Day Trip

Ballestas Islands

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SOUTH AMERICA

ECUAdOR & COlOMBIA PASSES

Start: Bogota Locombia Ways

Counterclockwise Route Start: Bogota / Finish: Bogota Recommended Min. Trip Time: 20 - 22 Days

FROM

$964 USD

Colombia Ways

Clockwise Route Start: Bogota / Finish: Bogota Recommended Min. Trip Time: 19 - 21 Days FROM

$964 USD

Chevere Ways

Counterclockwise Route Start: Bogota / Finish: Bogota Recommended Min. Trip Time: 23 - 25 Days

FROM

Visit the spectacular Northern highlands of Colombia and go canyoning in the Cueva del Indio.

$1154 USD

Huevon Ways

Clockwise Route Start: Bogota / Finish: Bogota Recommended Min. Trip Time: 25 - 27 Days

FROM

$1154 USD

Included Experiences in Pass: 27. Bike City Day Trip - 28. Cueva del Indio - 29. Mangrove Forest Day Tour 30. Pablo Escobar Encounter 31. Coffee Experience 2D/1N Roundtrip Bus from Villa de Leyva Tunja - Villa de Leyva is not included ($10 USD)

Mangrove Forest

Start: Quito Churrasco Ways

Start: Quito / Finish: Lima Recommended Min. Trip Time: 21 - 23 Days FROM

$989 USD

Cassava Ways

Start: Quito / Finish: Guayaquil Recommended Min. Trip Time: 11 - 13 Days FROM

$524 USD

Start: lima Oso Perezoso Ways

Add a Galapagos Island Hopping Experience from Quito or Guayaquil

Start: Lima / Finish: Quito Recommended Min. Trip Time: 17 - 19 Days FROM

$954 USD

Lima to Guayaquil Ways Start: Lima / Finish: Guayaquil Recommended Min. Trip Time: 8 - 10 Days FROM

$429 USD

Start: guayaquil Beaches & Mountains Ways

Start: Guayaquil / Finish: Lima Recommended Min. Trip Time: 8 - 10 Days FROM

$539 USD

Included Experiences in Pass: 2. Cotopaxi Bike Day Trip 3. Llanganuco Lagoon Day Trip 24. Canopy & Bridge Experience 25. Waterfall Experience (Bike or Chiva) 26. HopOn HopOff City Tour 32. Local Encounter 2D/1N Guamote Indigenous Market in Ecuador

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BRAzIl PASSES

SOUTH AMERICA

Start: Rio Carioca Ways

Start: Rio / Finish: Foz do Iguazu Recommended Min. Trip Time: 12 - 14 Days FROM

$674 USD

Beaches & Falls Ways

Start: Rio / Finish: Foz do Iguazu Recommended Min. Trip Time: 8 - 10 Days FROM

$459 USD

Start: foz do Iguazu Pele Ways

Start: Foz do Iguazu / Finish: Rio Recommended Min. Trip Time: 13 - 15 Days FROM

$679 USD

Falls & Beaches Ways

Start: Foz do Iguazu / Finish: Rio Recommended Min. Trip Time: 9 - 11 Days FROM

$539 USD

Enjoying the beaches in Paraty

Included Experiences in Pass: 12. Argentina Falls Day Trip - 13. Schooner Boat Trip - 14. Favela Experience

Start: Sao Paulo Praia Verde Ways

Start: Rio / Finish: Sao Paulo Recommended Min. Trip Time: 6 - 8 Days

FROM

$274 USD

Costa Verde Ways

Start: Sao Paulo / Finish: Rio Recommended Min. Trip Time: 7 - 9 Days FROM

$279 USD

Included Experiences in Pass: 13. Schooner Boat Trip 14. Favela Experience

Favela Funk Party in Rio de Janeiro

Start: Rio or Campo grande Pantanal Love Ways

Start: Rio or Campo Grande Finish: Where you started Recommended Min. Trip Time: 18 - 20 Days FROM

$1654 USD

Samba Ways

Start: Rio or Campo Grande Finish: Where you started Recommended Min. Trip Time: 18 - 20 Days FROM

$1889 USD

Trekking in Ilha Grande

Included Experiences in Pass: 11. Pantanal Adventure 4D/3N 12. Argentina Falls Day Trip 13. Schooner Boat Trip 14. Favela Experience

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BRAzIl, ARgENTINA & CHIlE PASSES Start: Buenos Aires Tango & Samba Ways

Start: Buenos Aires / Finish: Rio Recommended Min. Trip Time: 13 - 15 Days

SOUTH AMERICA

FROM

$1084 USD

La Boca Ways

Start: Buenos Aires / Finish: Rio Recommended Min. Trip Time: 12 - 14 Days FROM

$944 USD

Carne Asada Ways

Start: Buenos Aires / Finish: Rio Recommended Min. Trip Time: 13 - 15 Days FROM

$1089 USD

Start: Rio de Janeiro Samba & Tango Ways

Start: Rio / Finish: Buenos Aires Recommended Min. Trip Time: 12 - 14 Days

FROM

Iguazu (Brazil or Argentina) - Argentina Falls Day Trip

$1079 USD

Pao De Queijo Ways

Start: Rio / Finish: Buenos Aires Recommended Min. Trip Time: 11 - 12 Days

FROM

$864 USD

Forlan Ways

Start: Rio / Finish: Buenos Aires Recommended Min. Trip Time: 15 - 17 Days

FROM

$1099 USD

Included Experiences in Pass: 12. Argentina Falls Day Trip 13. Schooner Boat Trip 14. Favela Experience 16. Tango Night Experience

Chilling out in the colonial beach paradise of Paraty

Enjoying the Brazilian Beaches

Start: Santiago Chorizo Ways

Start: Santiago / Finish: Buenos Aires (Via Mendoza & Cordoba) Recommended Min. Trip Time: 7 - 9 Days FROM

$639 USD

Chorizo Express Ways Start: Santiago / Finish: Buenos Aires (Via Mendoza) Recommended Min. Trip Time: 6 - 8 Days FROM

$599 USD

Start: Buenos Aires Wine & Mountain Ways Start: Buenos Aires / Finish: Santiago (Via Mendoza & Cordoba) Recommended Min. Trip Time: 6 - 8 Days FROM

Enjoy riding your bike throughout Santiago.

$639 USD

Wine & Mountain Express Ways

Start: Buenos Aires / Finish: Santiago (Via Mendoza) Recommended Min. Trip Time: 4 - 6 Days FROM

$599 USD

Included Experiences in Pass: 16. Tango Night Experience 17. Wine Experience 22. Bike City Trip

Mendoza - Wine Experience

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Buenos Aires - Tango Night Experience


PATAgONIA PASSES Start: Santiago - Bariloche - Ushuaia El Calafate Start: Santiago Ruta 40 South Experience Ways

$1144 USD

Victoria Ways

Start: Santiago / Finish: El Calafate Recommended Min Trip Time: 13 - 15 Days FROM

$859 USD

Start: El Calafate Villarrica Ways

Start: El Calafate / Finish: Santiago Recommended Min Trip Time: 13 - 15 Days FROM

$959 USD

Campanario Ways

Start: El Calafate / Finish: B. Aires Recommended Min Trip Time: 10 - 12 Days FROM

Ruta 40 South Ways

Start: Bariloche / Finish: Ushuaia Recommended Min Trip Time: 6 - 8 Days FROM

$874 USD

Nahuel Huapi Ways

Start: Bariloche / Finish: El Calafate Recommended Min Trip Time: 6 - 8 Days FROM

$589 USD

Included Experiences in Pass: 16. Tango Night Experience 18. Circuito Chico Day Trip 19. Perito Moreno Glacier Alternative Trip 20. Tierra del Fuego National Park 21. Osorno Volcano Day Trip 22. Bike City Trip

Travel to Ushuaia, the “end of the world”.

SOUTH AMERICA

Start: Santiago / Finish: Ushuaia Recommended Min Trip Time: 14 - 16 Days FROM

Start: Bariloche

$1094 USD

Lago Argentino Ways

Start: El Calafate / Finish: Bariloche Recommended Min Trip Time: 6 - 8 Days FROM

$589 USD

El Calafate - Perito Moreno Glacier

Buenos Aires - Tango Night Experience

Chile - Osorno Volcano

Circuito Chico near Bariloche

SOUTH AMERICA PASSES Start: lima - R. Janeiro B. Aires or Santiago Southern Discoverer Ways

Start: Lima / Finish: Rio Recommended Min. Trip Time: 54 - 56 Days FROM

$3874 USD

Kiwicha Ways

Start: Rio / Finish: Lima Recommended Min. Trip Time: 47 - 49 Days FROM

$2654 USD

Aconcagua Peak Ways

Start: Lima / Finish: Buenos Aires Recommended Min. Trip Time: 37 - 39 Days FROM

$2254 USD

Pacific Coast Ways North

Start: Santiago / Finish: Lima Recommended Min. Trip Time: 19 - 21 Days

FROM

$1019 USD

Amerinka Ways

Start: Lima / Finish: Rio Recommended Min. Trip Time: 44 - 46 Days FROM

$2614 USD

Simon Bolivar Ways

Start: Buenos Aires / Finish: Lima Recommended Min. Trip Time: 41 - 43 Days FROM

$2324 USD

Included Experiences in Pass: 1. Milhouse Backpackers & Hotel (1-Night Stay in Dorm) - 4. Ballestas Islands & Paracas National Reserve 5. Sand-Buggy & Sand-Boarding - 6. Colca Canyon 3D/2N Trekking - 7. Andean Explorer Bus - 8. Amantani Homestay Experience 2D/1N - 9. Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 3D/2N - 10. La Paz Local City Encounter - 11. Pantanal Adventure 4D/3N - 12. Argentina Falls Day Trip - 13. Schooner Boat Trip - 14. Favela Experience - 15. Cafayate & Villages Day Trip - 16. Tango Night Experience - 17. Wine Experience - 22. Bike City Trip - 23. Moon Valley Day Trip

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Start: lima - Cuzco - la Paz - B. Aires or R. Janeiro

Start: Lima

Chicha Morada Ways

Start: Lima / Finish: La Paz Recommended Min Trip Time: 16 - 18 Days FROM

$834 USD

Into Brazil Ways

Start: Lima / Finish: Foz Recommended Min Trip Time: 33 - 35 Days FROM

$2484 USD

South America Crossing Ways

SOUTH AMERICA

Start: Lima / Finish: Rio Recommended Min Trip Time: 54 - 55 Days FROM

$3099 USD

El Diez Ways

Start: Lima / Finish: Buenos Aires Recommended Min Trip Time: 35 - 37 Days FROM

$2889 USD

Start: Rio de Janeiro

Samba to Andes Ways

Start: La Paz

Chirimoya Ways

Start: La Paz / Finish: Lima Recommended Min Trip Time: 16 - 18 Days FROM

$844 USD

Into Pantanal Ways

Start: La Paz / Finish: Rio Recommended Min Trip Time: 28 - 30 Days FROM

$2549 USD

Beleza Ways

Start: La Paz / Finish: Foz Recommended Min Trip Time: 16 - 18 Days FROM

$1699 USD

Pampa Ways

Start: La Paz / Finish: Buenos Aires Recommended Min Trip Time: 18 - 20 Days FROM

$2334 USD

Start: Buenos Aires

Carne Asada Ways

Start: Rio / Finish: Lima Recommended Min Trip Time: 47 - 49 Days FROM

Start: Buenos Aires / Finish: Rio Recommended Min Trip Time: 13 - 15 Days FROM

Caiman Ways

Pico Roco Ways

$3099 USD

$1089 USD

Start: Rio / Finish: La Paz Recommended Min Trip Time: 30 - 32 Days FROM

Start: Buenos Aires / Finish: La Paz Recommended Min Trip Time: 21 - 23 Days FROM

Carioca Ways

Mapuche Ways

$2299 USD

$2094 USD

Start: Rio / Finish: Foz Recommended Min Trip Time: 54 - 55 Days FROM

Start: Buenos Aires / Finish: Lima Recommended Min Trip Time: 38 - 40 Days FROM

Samba & Tango Ways

Pachamama Ways

$674 USD

Start: Rio / Finish: Buenos Aires Recommended Min Trip Time: 15 - 17 Days FROM

$1079 USD

Favela Funk Ways

Start: Rio / Finish: Cuzco Recommended Min Trip Time: 38 - 40 Days FROM

$2599 USD

$2894 USD

Start: Buenos Aires / Finish: Cuzco Recommended Min Trip Time: 30 - 32 Days FROM

$2394 USD

Start: Cuzco

Messi Ways

Start: Cuzco / Finish: Buenos Aires Recommended Min Trip Time: 27 - 29 Days FROM

$2409 USD

South America Voyage Ways

Start: Cuzco / Finish: Rio de Janeiro Recommended Min Trip Time: 33 - 35 Days FROM

$2619 USD

Included Experiences in Pass: 1. Milhouse Backpackers & Hotel (1-Night Stay in Dorm) - 4. Ballestas Islands & Paracas National Reserve 5. Sand-Buggy & Sand-Boarding - 6. Colca Canyon 3D/2N Trekking - 7. Andean Explorer Bus - 8. Amantani Homestay Experience 2D/1N - 9. Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 3D/2N - 10. La Paz Local City Encounter - 11. Pantanal Adventure 4D/3N - 12. Argentina Falls Day Trip - 13. Schooner Boat Trip - 14. Favela Experience - 16. Tango Night Experience

Start: lima - Cuzco - la Paz - Buenos Aires Rio de Janeiro or Santiago

Start: Lima

Atacama Crossing Ways

Start: La Paz

Chasing Che Ways

Start: Lima / Finish: Buenos Aires Recommended Min Trip Time: 33 - 35 Days FROM

Start: La Paz / Finish: Buenos Aires Recommended Min Trip Time: 14 - 16 Days FROM

Pisco to Cachaca Ways

Desert to Falls Ways

$2399 USD

$1619 USD

Start: Lima / Finish: Rio Recommended Min Trip Time: 47 - 49 Days

Start: La Paz / Finish: Rio Recommended Min Trip Time: 29 - 31 Days

FROM

FROM

$3384 USD

Cock of the Rock Ways

Start: Lima / Finish: Santiago Recommended Min Trip Time: 28 - 30 Days FROM

$1624 USD

Start: Santiago

Desert Crossing Ways

Start: Santiago / Finish: Lima Recommended Min Trip Time: 32 - 34 Days FROM

$1694 USD

South to North Ways

Start: Buenos Aires

Vicuna Ways

Start: Buenos Aires / Finish: Lima Recommended Min Trip Time: 36 - 38 Days FROM

$2424 USD

Voludo Ways

Start: Buenos Aires / Finish: La Paz Recommended Min Trip Time: 19 - 21 Days FROM

$1649 USD

Borges Ways

Start: Santiago / Finish: La Paz Recommended Min Trip Time: 12 - 14 Days

Start: Buenos Aires / Finish: Cuzco Recommended Min Trip Time: 28 - 30 Days

FROM

FROM

$944 USD

Neruda Ways

Start: Santiago / Finish: Cuzco Recommended Min Trip Time: 20 - 22 Days FROM

$1194 USD

Start: Rio de Janeiro

Altiplano Ways

Start: Rio / Finish: La Paz Recommended Min Trip Time: 35 - 37 Days FROM

$2649 USD

Funky Papa Ways

Start: Rio / Finish: Lima Recommended Min Trip Time: 53 - 55 Days FROM

$3449 USD

Start: Cuzco

Start: Cuzco / Finish: Buenos Aires Recommended Min Trip Time: 23 - 25 Days FROM

$1919 USD

Inka Kola Ways

Start: Cuzco / Finish: Rio de Janeiro Recommended Min Trip Time: 39 - 41 Days FROM

$2899 USD

Andean Condor Ways

Start: Cuzco / Finish: Santiago Recommended Min Trip Time: 22 - 24 Days FROM

Start: Rio / Finish: Cuzco Recommended Min Trip Time: 44 - 46 Days FROM

$1949 USD

Camu Camu Ways

Coelho Ways

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$2599 USD

$2949 USD

BAMBA EXPERIENCE.COM

$1139 USD

Included Experiences in Pass: 1. Milhouse Backpackers & Hotel (1-Night Stay in Dorm) - 4. Ballestas Islands & Paracas National Reserve 5. Sand-Buggy & Sand-Boarding - 6. Colca Canyon 3D/2N Trekking - 7. Andean Explorer Bus - 8. Amantani Homestay Experience 2D/1N - 9. Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 3D/2N - 10. La Paz Local City Encounter - 12. Argentina Falls Day Trip - 13. Schooner Boat Trip - 14. Favela Experience - 15. Cafayate & Villages Day Trip - 16. Tango Night Experience 22. Bike City Trip - 23. Moon Valley Day Trip


PERU

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Why Choose Bamba Experience for your Inca Trail? HIGHLIGHTS 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

Book in Advance: In efforts to preserve the original structures of Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail, the Peruvian government has limited the number of people allowed in the sites to 500 trekkers, porters and guides allowed on the Inca Trail, 400 trekkers on Wayna Picchu and 2,500 visitors in Machu Picchu archaeological site per day. For this reason it is very important to book early (anywhere from 3-6 months in advance). Your correct passport information is required to obtain your trekking permit, and absolutely no changes or transfers are allowed.

Alternative Trekking Routes to Machu Picchu Salkantay Trek - Discover a pristine and less frequented side of the majestic Andes mountain range by taking this alternative route to Machu Picchu with up-close and-personal views of massive Salkantay and Humantay mountain peaks standing over 6,000 meters high in the Cordillera Vilcanota range, the highest in Peru. (View Page 23)

Andean mountains followed by trekking in the jungle through local mountain communities and an ultimate ending at Machu Picchu archaeological site. (View Page 24) Lares Trek - An authentic look into life in the Andean countryside with fascinating views of the local villages where people still live as the Incas used to in thatched stone houses. Watch locals shepherding their llamas and alpacas around glacier lakes at the base of snow capped mountains and peek into a local school. Award yourself with a visit to the majestic site of Machu Picchu with its breathtaking landscape. (View Page 25) Choquequirao Trek - An invigorating trek into the heights of the Vilcabamba mountain range with 4,500 meter-high passes where condors fly gracefully overhead and the most stellar archaeological sites in Peru, Choquequirao and Machu Picchu, sit nestled in the mountainside among the lush tropical jungle. Not in brochure, but it’s available, just ask your agent. Short on Time? Try a 1 or 2-day excursion to Machu Picchu by train 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. (View Page 26)

Machu Picchu Jungle Adventure - This 4 day heart stopping adventure is the perfect combination of an adrenaline pumping 3,000 meter mountain biking descent, an exciting 2-hour rafting trip along class III rapids on the Rio Vilcanota, a canopy tour in the BAMBA EXPERIENCE.COM

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Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

Start: Cuzco, Peru

Days

FROM

$649 USD

SOUTH AMERICA

Dorm, Single or Double Room options on Day 1, Camping on Trek

Included: English-Speaking Guide, 1 Night Accommodation, Inca Trail & Machu Picchu Entrance Fees, Hotel Pick-Up, All Transportation as per itinerary, Meals on Inca Trail, Tent, Basic Sleeping Pad, Porters to carry shared equipment, Cook, First Aid Kit & Emergency Oxygen. Not included: Meals: Day 1, Day 2 Breakfast, Day 5 Lunch, 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.

HIGHLIGHTS Hike the original & legendary Inca Trail See hidden Inca ruins along the trek Cross Inti Punku at sunrise A once-in-a-lifetime experience

ITINERARY A spectacularly rich experience in the Andean mountains and Inca culture awaits you! 4 days of trekking, 50 kilometers through the heart of the Andes, the only trek to take you along the the original Inca Trail, an authentic hand-built stone footpath where you will walk in the footsteps of ancient Inca royalty and enter Machu Picchu through the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) at sunrise.

Guaranteed Departures: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. (Daily departures with a group of 4 or more) ** No Departures in February ** Day 1: Arrive to Cuzco anytime. Enjoy the rest of the day to walk around town and make last minute preparations for your big trip ahead. Attend your pre-departure briefing and get a good night’s sleep at Milhouse Hotel & Backpackers. Day 2: Hostel Pick-Up 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) Day 3: 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) Day 4: 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) Day 5: 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. Make your own way back to your hostel. (7 km; 2 hours).

Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N Start your trip on day 2

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Superior Service Upgrade Includes these additional items: Day 5 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.


5 &6

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

FROM

$566 USD

Start: Cuzco, Peru

Days

Dorm, Single or Double Room options on Day 1, Camping on Trek

SOUTH AMERICA

Included: English-Speaking Guide, 1 Night Accommodation in Cuzco, 1 Night Hostel Accommodation in Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu Entrance Fees, Hotel Pick-Up, All Transportation as per itinerary, Meals on Trek, Tent, Basic Sleeping Pad, Mules to carry shared equipment plus 5 kg of personal items per person, Cook, First Aid Kit & Emergency Oxygen. Not included: Meals: Day 1, Day 2 Breakfast, Day 6 Lunch, Bottled Water, Trekking Poles, Inflatable Sleeping Pad, Sleeping Bag (Rental $15 USD for the trek), Optional Huayna Picchu Trek (30 soles in advance), Optional Hot Springs (Santa Teresa 20 soles, Aguas Calientes 10 soles) Extra Porter, Tips.

HIGHLIGHTS Hike among 6,000m Andean peaks Cross snowy high passes with incredible views Reach the comfort of Aguas Calientes town See Machu Picchu at sunrise with a guide

ITINERARY Discover a different side of the great Andes mountain range by taking this alternative route to Machu Picchu ascending to the highest pass at 4,650 meters above sea level for up-close-and-personal views of massive Salkantay and Humantay mountain peaks in the Cordillera Vilcanota range which are among the highest in Peru. See abandoned Inca sites little visited by tourists and breathe fresh mountain air. Day 1: Arrive to Cuzco anytime. Enjoy the rest of the day to walk around town and make last minute preparations for your big trip ahead. Attend your pre-departure briefing and get a good night’s sleep at Milhouse Hotel & Backpackers. Day 2: Hostel pick-up at 4:30 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) Day 3: Have breakfast at 6:00 am and hike for 4 hours to a 4,650m high pass between Salkantay and Humantay mountains. Descend for 2 hours and enjoy lunch at Huayracpampa, followed by another 3-hour trek to our campsite at Challhuay or Colcapampa in the high jungle 2,900 meters. (22 km, 9-10 hours) Day 4: After breakfast at 6:30 am, start trekking through the lush upper jungle through valleys with pristine waterfalls and tropical fruit trees. Have lunch at La Playa (2,200m) and camp in Santa Teresa town (1,700 meters). Optional hot springs (20 soles extra). (15 km; 5.5 hours) Day 5: Have a late breakfast today at 8:00 am and hike along a relaxing path for 3 hours to reach the hydroelectric station (1,880m) for lunch. Hike 3 more hours to reach Aguas Calientes (2,010m), visit the optional hot springs (10 soles extra) and have dinner at a local restaurant. (18 km; 6 hours) Day 6: Catch the early bus to Machu Picchu at 5:30am and arrive for sunrise. 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 (28 soles extra in advance). Take the bus to Aguas Calientes at your leisure. Return to Ollantaytambo by train and Cuzco by bus. Make your own way back to your hostel.

*5-Day Salkantay trip option available

FROM

$599 USD

Dorm, Single or Double Room options on Day 1, Camping on Trek

(The 5-day trip costs more because it includes more transportation along the way.)

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Machu Picchu Jungle Adventure Start: Cuzco, Peru

Days

FROM

$461 USD

SOUTH AMERICA

Dorm, Single or Double Room options on Day 1, Hostel on Trek

Included: Pre-departure briefing & Professional Bilingual Guide, 1 night accommodation at Milhouse Hotel & Backpackers in Cuzco, 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 hostel 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. Not included: Optional Activities: Santa Maria Rafting Trip & Santa Teresa Canopy Zip-Line Adventure, Hot Springs Santa Teresa (20 soles), Hot Springs Aguas Calientes (10 soles) Optional Huayna Picchu Trek (28 soles) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance, Meals Day 1, Day 2 Breakfast, Day 5 Lunch, Bottled Water, Tips.

HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy a thrilling downhill bike ride Immerse yourself in the Andean jungle Trek along the railway to Aguas Calientes Visit spectacular Machu Picchu with a guide

ITINERARY This 4-day heart stopping adventure is the perfect combination of an adrenaline pumping 3,000 meter mountain biking descent followed by an exhilarating rafting trip on class III & IV rapids, trekking into the backwoods of the Andes and zip lining through the jungle canopy on your way to Machu Picchu. Pass through local villages and revel in an ultimate ending to an excellent trip at the one and only Machu Picchu archaeological site. Day 1: Arrive to Cuzco anytime and enjoy a free day to see Cuzco. Make last minute preparations for your big trip ahead, attend your pre-departure briefing and get a good night’s sleep at Milhouse Hotel & Backpackers. Day 2: Depart Cuzco at 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. Ride 2.5 hours downhill on mountain bikes into the lush and humid jungle passing by Huamanmarka Archaeological and arriving to Santa Maria village (1,400m). Sleep in a basic but cozy hostel in Santa Maria. 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). Day 3: Hike through the jungle mountains in beautiful pristine landscapes and stop for lunch halfway in the relaxing fresh mountain air. Arrive to Santa Teresa village (1,680m) for the night. (Optional hot springs 20 soles extra). (17 kilometers; 8 hrs. approx.) Day 4: Hike along a relaxing path for 3 hours to reach the hydroelectric station (1,880m) for lunch. Hike 3 more hours to reach Aguas Calientes (2,010m), visit the optional hot springs (10 soles extra) and have dinner at a local restaurant. (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. Day 5: Catch the early bus to Machu Picchu at 5:30am and arrive for sunrise. 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 (28 soles extra in advance). Take the bus to Aguas Calientes at your leisure. Return to Ollantaytambo by train and Cuzco by bus. Make your own way back to your hostel.

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Days

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu

Start: Cuzco, Peru

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$699 USD

Dorm, Single or Double Room options on Day 1, Camping on Trek, Hostel on Day 4

Hike through Andes mountain villages See magical Machu Picchu at sunrise Camp in the midst of snow-capped peaks Enjoy authentic views of community life

Start: Cuzco, Peru

FROM

$568 USD

Dorm, Single or Double Room options on Day 1, Hostel on Trek

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HIGHLIGHTS

3

Days

Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

HIGHLIGHTS Hike through the Sun Gate to Machu Picchu See this magical site at sunrise Traverse the ancient Inca Trail Sleep in comfort in Aguas Calientes

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ITINERARY

A great alternative for authentic views of life in the countryside with enjoyable camping and fascinating views of the snow-capped mountains. Peek into a local school and see villages made of thatched stone houses. Walk alongside llamas to reach the majestic Machu Picchu archaeological site.

Get ready trek into the backwoods of the breathtaking Andean Mountains and the impressive hidden Inca citadel of Machu Picchu deep in the Peruvian jungle! This invigorating short trek is an excellent alternative to the longer and more physically demanding 4-day Inca Trail. This trek will take you along the original stone staircases of the Inca Trail that lead to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) rewarding you with stunning views overlooking the magical site of Machu Picchu. Enjoy this unique opportunity to experience one of the world’s most amazing archaeological sites.

Day 1: Arrive to Cuzco anytime, pre-departure briefing and sleep at Milhouse Backpackers & Hotel. Day 2: Hostel pick-up and transfer by bus to Lares Town (2,900m) where you can go to the hot springs (10 soles extra). Begin your final 6-hour trek to the town of Wakawasi (3,850m). (14 kilometers; 5 hours approx.) Day 3: Hike uphill for a 4-hour trek over Ipsayccocha Pass (4,400m) followed by a 40-minute walk downhill to a lake for lunch followed by a 3-hour trek. Camp in Patacancha town (3,800m). (15 kilometers; 8 hours approx.) Day 4: Make an amusing visit to a local school (weekdays only) and then walk for 4 more hours to Ollantaytambo for lunch. Take the train to Aguas Calientes and stay overnight in a hostel. (12 kilometers; 4 hours approx.)

Day 1: Arrive to Cuzco anytime and enjoy a free day to see Cuzco. Make last minute preparations for your big trip ahead, attend your pre-departure briefing and get a good night’s sleep at Milhouse Hotel & Backpackers. Day 2: Hostel Pick-Up and bus transfer to KM 104 for a 4-hour uphill trek to the archaeological site of Wiñayhuayna (2,700m) for a short tour and lunch. Hike to Inti Punku (Sun Gate) with breathtaking views of the majestic Machu Picchu citadel and continue to Aguas Calientes by bus for the night.

Day 5: See Machu Picchu at sunrise on a 2-hour guided tour. After a magical day at Machu Picchu, return to Aguas Calientes on your own for lunch and return by train to Ollantaytambo and by bus to Cuzco.

Day 3: Catch the early bus to Machu Picchu at 5:30am and arrive for 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. Make your own way back to your hostel.

Included: English-Speaking Guide, 1 Night Cuzco Hostel, 1 Night Aguas Calientes Hostel, Entrance Fees, All Transportation, Meals on Trek, Camping Equipment.

Included: English-Speaking Guide, 1 Night Cuzco Hostel, 1 Night Aguas Calientes Hostel, Entrance Fees, All Transportation, Meals on Trek, First Aid Kit.

Not included: Meals: Day 1, Day 2 B, Day 5 L, Bottled Water, Trekking Poles, Inflatable Sleeping Pad, Sleeping Bag ($15 USD), Optional Extras, Extra Porter, Tips.

Not included: Meals: Day 1, Day 2 B, Day 3 L, Bottled Water, Trekking Poles, Huayna Picchu Trek (154 soles), Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes 10 soles), Tips.

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3 Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu$561 USD 3 Machu Picchu by Train FROM

Start: Cuzco

SOUTH AMERICA

Days

Dorm, Single or Double Room options on Day 1, Hostel on Day 2

HIGHLIGHTS Visit a sacred hillside Inca site in Pisaq See the beautiful Ollantaytambo town Tour Machu Picchu with a local guide

Days

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 with the locals of this quaint mountain town and stretch your legs by walking to the spacious hot springs for a soothing dip. At last, 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.

Included: English-Speaking Guide, 1 Night Cuzco Hostel, 1 Night Aguas Calientes Hostel, All Entrance Fees, All Transportation, Day 2 D, Day 3 B/L.

Included: English-Speaking Guide, 1 Night Cuzco Hostel, 1 Night Aguas Calientes Hostel, Entrance Fees, All Transportation, Meals: Day 2 L/D, Day 3 B.

Not included: Meals: Day 1, Day 2 B/L, Bottled Water, Trekking Poles, Huayna Picchu Trek (30 soles), Optional Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes 10 soles), Tips.

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Start: Cuzco

Days

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$436 USD Dorm, Single or Double Room options

HIGHLIGHTS Make an express trip to Machu Picchu See this famous site with a great guide Travel on the scenic Peru Railway If you are short on time, this is a trip you cannot miss! Make an express visit to Machu Picchu from Cuzco in 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 end the day in the comfort of your hotel.

Included: English-Speaking Guide, 1 Night Hostel Accommodation in Cuzco, Machu Picchu Entrance Fees, Hotel Pick-Up, All Transportation as per itinerary. Not included: Meals, Bottled Water, Optional Huayna Picchu Trek (30 soles in advance), Optional Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes 10 soles), Tips.

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$516 USD

Dorm, Single or Double Room options on Day 1, Hostel on Day 2

HIGHLIGHTS Walk through ancient Machu Picchu Train ride along the Urubamba River Valley Sleep overnight in quaint Aguas Calientes

Make an unforgettable 3-day trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas to visit the ancient archaeological sites of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. Taste Peru’s finest traditional cuisine in the town of Urubamba and make your way towards Machu Picchu on the Peru Rail. Ride along the banks of the Urubamba River into the lush forest to reach Aguas Calientes surrounded by impressive views of the Urubamba River Valley. Explore Machu Picchu with a knowledgeable guide on a 2-hour tour and return to the comfort of your hostel in Cuzco by the end of the day.

Machu Picchu by Train

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Start: Cuzco

Not included: Meals: Day 2 B, Day 3 L, Bottled Water, Huayna Picchu Trek (30 soles), Optional Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes 10 soles), Tips.

5

Amazon Manu National Park

Start: Cuzco

Days

FROM

$650 USD

Dorm, Single or Double Room options

HIGHLIGHTS Camp at Salvation Lake Watch a magnificent sunset Walk through lush Amazon jungles Immerse yourself in the lush jungles of Manu National Park by camping alongside the river in the pristine Palotoa Ecological Reserve. Visit the pre-Inca burial towers of Ninamarca and the folkloric town of Paucartambo on your way from Cuzco to Manu. Choose from a variety of adventure activities such as an indigenous community visit, camping at Salvation Lake or a cloud forest hike to see prehistoric birds such as the Hoatzin, search for Caiman and watch the sunset over the magnificent Amazon landscapes. *6-day tour option available Included: Native Guide, Transportation, 1 night Hostel in Cuzco, 1 night hostel in Pilcopata, 2 nights Camping in the Palotoa Ecological Reserve, Sleeping Bag, Entrance Fees, Cook, 3 Meals/Day, Water, First Aid Kit. Not included: Extra snacks and drinks, Tips for Guide.


6,7&8 Days

Puerto Maldonado Amazon Adventure

Start: Cuzco

6D/5N - FROM

7D/6N - FROM

8D/7N - FROM

$466 USD $626 USD $815 USD Start your trip in Cuzco on Day 1 and take a night bus to Puerto Maldonado on Day 2

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Included: 1 night accommodation at Milhouse Hotel & Backpackers in Cuzco, Round Trip Night Bus (Cuzco Puerto Maldonado) & Bungalow-Style Accommodation at the Amazon jungle lodge, Roundtrip Transfer Puerto Maldonado Bus Station - Amazon Jungle Lodge River Transportation on Madre de Dios River, Taricaya Project Canopy Walk, All Meals at Lodge (Vegetarian Option), Bottled Water and Typical Natural Beverages, Excursions with Expert English-Speaking Jungle Guide, Life Vest & Rubber Boots. Not included: Tambopata National Reserve Entrance Fee ($15 USD) Extra Snacks and Drinks, Tips for Guide.

HIGHLIGHTS Hike in the heart of the Amazon See caiman on a night safari Canoe on Sandoval Lake Walk in the canopy of jungle trees

ITINERARY

Dorm, Single or Double Room options on Day 1

Take an 8-day excursion to Puerto Maldonado and the Madre de Dios River to experience the true lush Amazon jungle in person. Awe at hundreds of macaws and parrots congregating at a riverside clay lick and see a wild variety of native flora and fauna. Watch for caiman on a night hike, listen for distinctive bird calls and learn about medicinal plants with your local guide, the experience of a lifetime. Day 1: Arrive to Cuzco anytime. Enjoy the rest of the day to walk around town and make last minute preparations for your big trip ahead. Attend your pre-departure briefing and get a good night’s sleep at Milhouse Hotel & Backpackers. Day 2: Hostel pick-up and night bus to Puerto Maldonado from Cuzco. Day 3-6: Bus station (or airport) pick-up and 1-hour boat ride along the Madre de Dios River to the Amazon jungle lodge where you will be welcomed with a cold drink. During your stay at the lodge you will be able to choose from a diverse selection of exciting adventure activities that will get you into the Amazon jungle to interact with nature. All activities are subject to weather conditions and availability. Some activities are available during certain times of the year only and are subject to cancellation without prior notice. Butterfly Garden Walk Jungle Walks by day or night River Excursions on Canoe by day or night Visit a local farm to see the local way of life

Sandoval Lake Expedition (canoeing and hiking) Visit a Clay Lick to see birds and native animals Canopy Walk to see the jungle from a different perspective.

Day 7: Depart from the lodge early in the morning and begin your return trip to Puerto Maldonado by boat where our last visit will bring us to the snake farm. Hop on your night bus and return to Cuzco. Day 8: You will arrive back to Cuzco at 9am the following morning.

*Superior Lodge Option Available

3,4&5 Days

Puerto Maldonado Amazon Adventure

Start: Puerto Maldonado

3D/2N - FROM

4D/3N - FROM

5D/4N - FROM

$349 USD $494 USD $684 USD Make your own way to Puerto Maldonado by night bus or flight and start your Amazon Adventure directly in Puerto Maldonado. BAMBA EXPERIENCE.COM

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15 Days

Machu Picchu Adrenaline, Trek & Amazon Adventure Start: Cuzco

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$1594 USD Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel options

HIGHLIGHTS Trek to Machu Picchu for spectacular views Experience unique animal species in the Amazon Take part in exciting 4x4 motorbike & rafting tours

SOUTH AMERICA

During this 15-day trip, take part in fun adventures in the surroundings of Cuzco, trek to the famous Machu Picchu, and experience the Amazon. Start off your trip with an exciting 4x4 motorbike tour to visit the great Inca ruins of Moray, a series of agricultural terrace circles, and the Pre-Inca salt pools of Maras. On day 3, go on an unmissable day trip to the Sacred Valley and pass through the villages of Pisaq, Calca, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero to see ancient Inca archaeological sites and indigenous marketplaces. Then begin a 4-day trek into the backwoods of the breathtaking Andes Mountains, to the magical site of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a free day in the historic capital of the Inca Empire, Cuzco, before going on an exhilarating rafting adventure down the Vilcanota River through beautiful landscapes. Take a final 4-day excursion to Puerto Maldonado and the Madre de Dios River to experience the true lush Amazon jungle. (3N Cuzco, 3N Camping on Trek, 2N Cuzco, 1 Nightbus, 3N Amazon Jungle Lodge, 1 Nightbus, 1N Cuzco)

12 Days

Machu Picchu Train, Valley & Amazon Adventure Start: Cuzco

Included: 14-nights Accommodation, Breakfasts in Cuzco, All Meals during the Inca Trail/Lares & Amazon tours, All Transportation, All Activities as per itinerary, English Speaking Guides during tours, Entrance Fees. Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Tambopata National Reserve Entrance Fee ($15 USD), Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

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$1299 USD Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel options

HIGHLIGHTS Witness incredible ancient Inca temples firsthand Ride the train to the famous Machu Picchu Immerse yourself in the amazing Peruvian Amazon On this 12-day trip, you will get the opportunity to discover the historic surroundings of Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and the Peruvian Amazon. Begin with a city tour in Cuzco, once known as the navel of the vast Inca Empire. Marvel at beautiful colonial architecture, visit archaeological sites, and witness cultural syncretism at Koricancha. On day 3, travel out of Cuzco to admire the Moray agricultural circles, a true work of art from the Andean culture, and the ancient salt evaporation ponds of Maras. Then go on a 2-day tour of the Sacred Valley to visit the sacred Inca ruins of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo and taste Peru’s finest traditional cuisine in the town of Urubamba. Take the train to Aguas Calientes via PeruRail, enjoying impressive views of the Urubamba River Valley along the way, and go explore the ancient city of Machu Picchu. End with a 4-day excursion to Puerto Maldonado and the Amazon jungle. (3N Cuzco, 1N Aguas Calientes, 1N Cuzco, 1 Nightbus, 3N Amazon Jungle Lodge, 1 Nightbus, 1N Cuzco)

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Days

Machu Picchu & Cuzco Adventure Start: Cuzco

Included: 11-nights Accommodation, Breakfasts in Cuzco, All Meals during the Amazon tour, All Transports, All Activities as per itinerary, English Speaking Guides during tours, Entrance Fees. Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Tambopata National Reserve Entrance Fee ($15 USD), Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

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$819 USD Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel options

HIGHLIGHTS Travel to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu by train Go on thrilling 4x4 motorbike and rafting trips Explore impressive Inca ruins and historical sites Seize this opportunity to participate in fun adventures and to experience the best of the Cuzco Region on this 8-day trip. Start off with an exciting 4x4 motorbike tour to the outskirts of Cuzco where you will discover the impressive circular terraces of Moray, showcasing the ancient Inca mastery of high-altitude crop growing. Next, marvel at the salt evaporation ponds of Maras, which have been in use since the time of the Incas! On day 3, take a city tour of the historic capital of the Inca Empire; Cuzco. Appreciate the city’s colonial-style architecture, and see numerous Inca ruins and historical sites. Travel to the Sacred Valley to visit the Inca archaeological sites of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. Take the train to Aguas Calientes via PeruRail, enjoying impressive views of the Urubamba River Valley along the way. On day 5, explore the breathtaking Machu Picchu - “the Lost City of the Incas”. Return to Cuzco and finish off your adventure with a thrilling rafting trip in the beautiful Andes. (3N Cuzco, 1N Aguas Calientes, 3N Cuzco)

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Included: 7-nights Accommodation, Breakfasts in Cuzco, All Transports, All Activities as per itinerary, English Speaking Guides during tours, Entrance Fees. Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.


14 Days

Peru Highlights Adventure

FROM

$914 USD

Start: Lima or Cuzco

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

Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel options

HIGHLIGHTS Marvel at the Ballestas Islands & Colca Canyon Sandboard down giant dunes & ride a sand buggy Explore beautiful places & learn about Peruvian culture

10 Days

Included: 13-nights Accommodation, Meals: 1B/1L/1D during Amantani Homestay, All Transportation, Airport pickup & drop-off, All Activities as per itinerary, English Speaking Guides during tours. Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Entrance Fees, Optional Nazca Lines flight & Machu Picchu tour, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance

Cuzco Adrenaline, Trek & Machu Picchu Adventure Start: Cuzco

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Discover the best of Peru as you travel for 2 weeks from Lima to Cuzco. First, learn about Lima’s history on a fascinating city tour. Travel to the coastal town of Paracas and take a boat tour to the nearby Ballestas Islands to see sea lions and penguins. Go to the Huacachina Oasis to ride to the top of giant sand dunes on a sand buggy and fly down on a sand board. Stop in Nazca where you can take an optional flight over the impressive Nazca Lines, mysterious ancient geoglyphs. Walk around the colonial town of Arequipa, known as Peru’s “White City”, and be amazed by its fascinating architecture. Hike through the deep Colca Canyon, for the opportunity to see Peruvian condors and stay the night in Chivay before continuing on to Puno. Visit the lovely Uros floating islands and sleep with a Quechua family on Amantani Island. Travel to Cuzco to see ancient Inca ruins and the stunning Sacred Valley. (2N Lima, 1N Paracas, 2N Huacachina, 1 Nightbus, 1N Arequipa, 1N Chivay, 1N Puno, 1N Amantani Homestay, 1N Puno, 2N Cuzco)

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$989 USD Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel options

HIGHLIGHTS Trek in the majestic Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu Discover Inca culture on visits to the Sacred Valley & Cuzco Feel the rush of adrenaline on 4x4 motorbike & rafting trips If you are looking to discover the remarkable sites of the Cuzco Region while going on great adventures, this 10-day trip is for you! First, take an exhilarating 4x4 motorbike tour to the Incas’ circular agricultural terraces at Moray, and to the impressive salt evaporation pools of Maras, which have been in use since Inca times. The adventure continues on day 3 as you go on a thrilling rafting trip down the Vilcanota River and delight yourself with amazing mountain scenery. On day 4, travel to the wonderful Sacred Valley and pass through the villages of Pisaq, Calca, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero to see ancient Inca archaeological sites and indigenous marketplaces. Then begin a 4-day trek through the Peruvian highlands, observing the authentic countryside life along the way, up to the magical site of Machu Picchu where you will get to enjoy a breathtaking sunrise. Finish off with a tour of the vibrant city of Cuzco and marvel at its beautiful colonial architecture and Inca ruins. (4N Cuzco, 3N Camping on Trek, 2N Cuzco)

10 Days

Inca Highlights Adventure Start: Lima or Cuzco

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

Included: 9-nights Accommodation, Breakfasts in Cuzco, All Meals during the Inca Trail/Lares tour, All Transports, All Activities as per itinerary, English Speaking Guides during tours, Entrance Fees. Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

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$664 USD Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel options

HIGHLIGHTS Explore the stunning Cuzco Region & visit Inca ruins Take a boat trip to beautiful islands on Lake Titicaca Discover the local way of life in La Paz on a city tour Take a 10-day trip from Cuzco to La Paz, going deep into the Andean landscape. Begin with a city tour of Cuzco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire, to see beautiful colonial architecture and Inca ruins. On day 3, go on an unmissable day trip to the Sacred Valley and pass through the villages of Pisaq, Calca, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero to visit ancient Inca archaeological sites and indigenous marketplaces. Then take a scenic ride from Cuzco to Puno through beautiful Andean landscapes. On day 5, discover the amazing Uros Floating Islands and stay the night with a Quechua family on the picturesque Amantani Island. The next day, visit nearby Taquile island and take in the stunning views of Lake Titicaca before returning to Puno. Cross the border into neighboring Bolivia and go to the lovely city of Copacabana, also situated on Lake Titicaca. Finish in the spectacular setting of La Paz and go on a tour to discover this city’s real way of life. (3N Cuzco, 1N Puno, 1N Amantani Homestay, 1N Puno, 1N Copacabana, 2N La Paz)

Included: 9-nights Accommodation, Meals: 1B/1L/1D during Amantani Homestay, All transportation, Airport pickup & drop-off, All Activities as per itinerary, English Speaking Guides during tours. Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Entrance Fees, Optional Machu Picchu tour, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

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Days

Ballestas Islands & Paracas National Reserve Adventure Start: Lima

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$149 USD Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel options

HIGHLIGHTS Take in the great scenery at Paracas N.R. See large families of sea lions at the Ballestas Islands Spot colonies of flamingos, penguins & other marine species

SOUTH AMERICA

During this 2-day trip starting from Lima, you will discover the “Galapagos of Peru” and enjoy fantastic wildlife viewing of birds and marine animals. On the first day, you will travel to the coastal town of Paracas, on the Pacific Ocean, and go on a tour through the pristine Paracas National Reserve. Observe the wonderful flocks of parihuanas (a type of flamingo) on the coastline and see the impressive rock formation of ‘La Catedral’, created by wind and sea erosion. Visit Playa Roja, a unique beach on the Peruvian coast with fossils of ancient marine life. Before returning to Paracas for the night, enjoy some time at the beautiful Playa Lagunillas. On day 2, you will take a boat tour to explore the Ballestas Islands archipelago. Along the way, check out the amazing Candelabra geoglyph etched into the mountain and look out for dolphins. View Peruvian boobies (native bird), Humboldt penguins, Peruvian pelicans, as well as large families of sea lions sleeping on the shores. Return to Lima with your camera full of great photos.

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Days

Included: 1-night Accommodation in Paracas, Entrance Fees, All Land & Boat Transportation between cities & during tours, All Activities as per itinerary, English Speaking Guides during tours. Not Included: Meals & Drinks, Transfers to/from Bus Stations & Tours, Paracas Port Tax (10 Soles), Tour Leader, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

Ballestas Islands, Paracas & Sand Buggies Adventure Start: Lima

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$219 USD Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel options

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 During this 2-day fun-filled adventure, you will try out sandboarding, enjoy great sceneries, and see local wildlife! Depart Lima on day 1 and travel to the peaceful and beautiful oasis of Huacachina. There, cruise to the top of 500 meter high sand dunes and go rocketing down the slopes in a sand buggy. Continue the unforgettable experience as you sandboard down steep sandy slopes! Admire the breathtaking sunset over the vast desert landscape before racing back to Huacachina for the night. On day 2, transfer to Paracas for a tour of the Ballestas Islands and Paracas National Reserve. View large colonies of sea lions, Humboldt penguins, Peruvian boobies, pink flamingos, and other varieties of sea bird species. During your boat tour through the archipelago, check out the amazing Candelabra geoglyph etched into the mountain. At the Paracas Reserve, admire the fantastic scenery and rock formations, created by wind and sea erosion, and spend time on unique beaches. Return to Lima after 2 awesome days!

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Days

Huacachina Oasis & Sand Buggies Adventure Start: Lima

Included: 1-night Accommodation in Huacachina, Entrance Fees, English Speaking Guide & Transportation on most tours (see website), All Activities as per itinerary. Not Included: Meals & Drinks, Paracas Port Tax (10 Soles), Tour Leader, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

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$129 USD Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel options

HIGHLIGHTS Ride to the top of giant sand dunes on a sand buggy Feel the rush of sandboarding down steep sandy slopes Spend the night in the wonderful Huacachina Oasis Get the chance to ride to the top of giant sand dunes on a dune buggy and fly down on a sand board, on this 2-day adventure. On day 1, take a public bus from Lima to Ica and transfer to the peaceful Huacachina Oasis. Begin your fun-filled trip with an exhilarating sand buggy ride. Cruise to the top of 500 meter high sand dunes and go rocketing down the slopes in this recreational vehicle. This roller coaster ride of 360’s, sharp turns and steep hills will get your adrenaline pumping before you take your first shot at sand boarding. You will have the opportunity to sandboard on 3-4 different dunes so you can try your luck. The easiest and probably most thrilling is laying face first on the board and letting yourself fly down the dune to see how far (and fast) you can go. Cheer on your mates and don’t let anyone shy away from this unforgettable experience. Lastly, you will admire a breathtaking sunset over the vast desert landscape before racing back to Huacachina for the night. Return to Lima on day 2, your head full of exciting memories.

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Included: 1-night Accommodation in Huacachina, Transportation between cities & during tours, All Activities as per itinerary, Local Guide during tour. Not Included: Meals & Drinks, Transfers to/from Bus Stations & Tours ($3 USD for taxi transfer Ica - Huacachina), Entrance Fee ($2 USD), Tour Leader, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.


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Uyuni Salt Flats Adventure

Start: La Paz

Days

HIGHLIGHTS Take wacky pictures in the famous Salar de Uyuni Drive through the Bolivian Altiplano’s moon-like deserts Marvel at breathtaking red & green colored lakes See active volcanoes & relax in therapeutic hot springs Included: 2-nights Dorm-Style Accommodation, 2 Night Buses, Transportation in 4WD with rooftop luggage carrier, Local Driver/Guide, Meals: 2B/3L/2D. Not Included: Entrance Fees: Isla Incahuasi (15 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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$414 USD

ITINERARY Embark on an unforgettable expedition in a 4x4 Toyota land cruiser through the world’s largest blinding-white salt flats of Uyuni and into the desert of southwest Bolivia. Along the way, visit tiny villages, multi-colored lakes with flamingos, geysers, and thermal hot-springs at 4,000 - 5,000m. Day 1: Arrive to La Paz at anytime. Take a night bus to the town of Uyuni in the southwest corner of Bolivia. Day 2: Visit Uyuni’s fascinating “train cemetery” and head to the small village of Colchani where salt miners are hard at work. Cruise along the vast white expanse of the world-renowned Salar de Uyuni and visit an impressive salt hotel before having lunch on the central Incahuasi Island (also called 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. Day 3: 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. Day 4: Visit Sol de Mañana Geyser at 5,000m and walk carefully next to fumaroles and steaming craters filled with boiling mud. Slip into the therapeutic 35 Cº hot springs and have a fulfilling breakfast at the lodge. Visit the desert where Salvador Dali found his inspiration and the breathtaking Green Lagoon with toxic waters at the foot of the Licancabur Volcano at 6,000m. Make the return trip to Uyuni in time to connect with your night bus to La Paz. Optional: End your trip in San Pedro Atacama, Chile.

Day 5: Arrive to La Paz and end of trip. Please make your own way to the hostel of your choice. BAMBA EXPERIENCE.COM

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Bolivian Amazon Pampas Adventure Star: La Paz

$558 USD

SOUTH AMERICA

Days

FROM

ITINERARY

HIGHLIGHTS Experience exciting wildlife viewing in the Pampas Fish for piranhas and hike in search for anacondas Spend a magical moment swimming with pink dolphins Sleep in a jungle lodge on the riverbank Included: Flight Ticket La Paz - Rurrenabaque - La Paz, 2-nights Jungle Lodge Accommodation in the Pampas with camping equipment (savannahs, blankets), 1-night Hostel Accommodation in Rurrenabaque, All Meals, All Land & Boat Transfers, English Speaking Guides, Medical Assistance. Not Included: Entrance Fee to the Santa Rosa Park ($22 usd), Personal Expenses, Drinks, Tips, Travel Insurance.

12 Days

Bolivia Highlights Adventure Start: La Paz

FROM

$894 USD Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel options

HIGHLIGHTS Visit beautiful Bolivian colonial cities Travel to the Uyuni Salt Flats through surreal deserts Explore marketplaces and get in touch with the locals Loop around Bolivia on this awesome trip to one of the most rewarding countries of South America. Explore La Paz, a high-flying city with unique neighborhoods and a witch market, on a city tour. Immerse yourself in the abstract desert among volcanoes, moon-like landscapes, geysers and the white salt flats of Uyuni. Visit the historic silver mines of Potosi. Get in touch with locals at marketplaces and see beautiful colonial architecture in Sucre and Potosi. (2N La Paz, 1 Nightbus, 1N Agua Quisa, 1N Red Lagoon, 1N Uyuni, 1N Potosi, 3N Sucre, 1 Nightbus) Included: 9-nights Hostel/Hotel Accommodation, 2 Night Buses, All transportation, Airport pickup & drop-off, Local Driver/Guide & Meals: 2B/3L/2D for Uyuni Adventure, English Speaking Guide for Potosi Mine & La Paz tours. Not Included: Entrance Fees: Isla Incahuasi (15 Bs)/Reserva Eduardo Avaroa Protected Area (150 Bs), Hot Showers (10 Bs), Other Meals, Drinks, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

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Embark on this amazing 4-day trip to the Pampas of Bolivia and live a real Amazon adventure. You will get to experience the rich biodiversity, gorgeous landscapes, native cultures and friendly locals that make this region so special. On your first day, depart La Paz on an early flight to Rurrenabaque and travel through the lowlands of the Bolivian Amazon up to Santa Rosa. Observe a large variety of reptiles and amphibians, lagartos, turtles, birds, and monkeys as you glide along the slow-flowing Yacuma River. Take a night canoe tour and look out for caimans and anacondas whose eyes shine at night. Sleep in a perfectly perched lodge on the riverbank with stunning views. Hike through the Pampas searching for anacondas and viewing tropical plants. Experience a magical moment of swimming in the river with pink freshwater dolphins and fish for tasty piranhas before taking a plane back to La Paz. (2N Santa Rosa, 1N Rurrenabaque)

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Days

Death Road Adventure

FROM

$119 USD

Start: La Paz

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 If you’re an adventure lover, this day trip is for you! Ride the Most Dangerous Road in the World near La Paz, Bolivia if you dare. Feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins as you cruise along this infamous dirt track. Navigate hairraising curves with sheer vertical drops and sweeping views of the valley down below. Begin the adventure in La Cumbre (4,700m) and descend 3,500 meters in approximately 5 hours, passing high altitude snowy peaks, beautiful waterfalls, and lush jungle scenery. Included: All the equipment (including safety equipment), First Aid Kit, A free T-shirt & CD with pictures & short videos of the experience, All meals & drinks during tour except the drinks at the hotel, All Transfers, Local Guide, 2-way communication radios between guides for safety issues. Not Included: Entrance Fee to the WMDR (30 Bs), Drinks at Hotel, Tips for guide, Travel Insurance.


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Football aficionados, get ready for the one and only 2014 World Cup in Brazil!!! Football aficionados, get ready for the one and only 2014 World Cup in Brazil!!! Join us for a once in a lifetime trip for a unforgettable trip to Brazil, a country where everyone eats, sleeps, breathes and sweats football, for the epic 2014 World Cup 2014! Follow the World Cup, game by game watching the matches with football fanatics in the most exotic corners of the country deep in the Amazon Jungle, next to Iguazu Falls and on idyllic tropical beaches. The first match kicks off on Thursday, June 12th in São Paulo and the final match will be on Sunday, July 13th in the iconic Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Get excited for Brazil’s endless natural beauty and friendly people, a place that is absolutely dripping with rhythm, culture, passion ….and cachaca (the Brazilian nectar of the gods).

FIFA 2014 World Cup Hostel Experience - Rio de Janeiro

3 Days $374

4 Days $504

5 Days $639

6 Days $774

7 Days $909

Live the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro Feel the football fever on tropical beaches See Rio de Janeiro on an authentic City Tour Discover true Brazilian society on a unique Favela Tour Share the excitement of the world-famous FIFA 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro! Choose between 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7-night packages in Hostel Dorms or Private Rooms with two included city tours that show you Rio’s authentic local life and iconic monuments. Go on a City Tour to the Christ statue, Tijuca National Park, Santa Teresa & Lapa. Then, learn about local life in the hilltop favelas of Vila Canoas and Rocinha. See a World Cup match live in the iconic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Games will be held in the iconic Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on: 15, 18, 22, 25 & 28 June, 4 & 13 July. (Tickets are not included in price) Included: Accommodation in Rio de Janeiro with breakfasts, Carioca City Tour & Favela Tour (see website for details) Not included: Meals, Drinks, World Cup Game Tickets, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

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FIFA 2014 World Cup Party & Camping Experience Rio de Janeiro / Salvador de Bahia / Praia da Pipa

SOUTH AMERICA

FIFA Brazil World Cup Campsites Highlights: Awesome parties with live music, DJs & Samba shows Huge TV screens playing live matches & replays Organized tournaments on a full-sized football pitch Stunning campsites next to beautiful beaches BBQ dinners every second night & daily buffet breakfasts Great atmosphere with international travelers Face and body painting Unlimited Beer and Caipirinhas for $15 a day Surfboard rentals and lessons for $20 a day Optional trips to Lapa, Ipanema & Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro

Play with your friends on a full-sized football pitch during organized tournaments.

Optional Capoeira lessons & Brazilian Cooking Classes

SUMMARY: Come and experience the unique Brazil FIFA 2014 World Cup at football-themed campsites, with an international party crowd supporting your national team. These campsites include tents and camping equipment, BBQ dinners every second night, buffet breakfasts every morning, organized soccer tournaments, huge screens, unlimited beer and caipirinhas (for an extra $15 USD per day) and offer optional transfers to the games (for an extra cost). Join us and take part in the best parties of the FIFA 2014 World Cup, meet people from all over the world, represent your country in regular on-site football tournaments played on a full-sized pitch and feel the enthusiasm as we scream, cheer, and cry our way through the biggest sporting event of the year! Depending on the time you have to travel, you can choose from packages varying between 3 to 14 days or even more.

Where:

When:

Rio de Janeiro Salvador de Bahia Praia da Pipa (Near Natal & Recife Stadiums)

12th June – 13th of July 2014

World Cup Matches near our Campsites will be on the following dates: Rio de Janeiro: June: 15, 18, 22, 25, 28 July: 4, 13

Salvador: June: 13, 16, 20, 25 July: 1, 5

Recife: June: 14, 20, 23, 26, 29

Natal: June: 13, 16, 19, 24

These all-inclusive campsites are located in stunning locations next to Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia, and Praia da Pipa. Our camp in Rio de Janeiro is located only 45 minutes from the main beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, very close to Barra do Tijuaca and can host up to 3,000 people! Our camp in Salvador de Bahia is located by the beach, only 15 minutes away from the city, and can host around 500 people. Our camp in Pipa is situated between Recife and Natal, right next to the beautiful beach “Praia do Amor” and can host about 500 people as well. Included: Camping Accommodation (including twin-share tent, sleeping bag & sleeping mattress) in tropical locations with onsite security, Daily Buffet Breakfast, BBQ Dinners every second night, Massive Campsite Parties, Huge TV Screens to watch all World Cup games, Football & Beach Volley tournaments. (If you are traveling on your own you will share a tent with another person of the same gender.

Enjoy yourself at the camp’s awesome parties!

Add-ons: Unlimited beer and Caipirinhas ($15 USD/day), Surfboard Rentals & Lessons ($20 USD/day), Match Transfers, Airport Transfers, Optional Trips & Activities.

Samba shows

4 Days

5 Days

6 Days

7 Days

8 Days

$454

$594

$734

$869

$994

9 Days

10 Days

11 Days

12 Days

13 Days

$1239

$1354

$1469

$1599

$1119

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Huge TV screens playing live World Cup matches!

14 Days

15 Days

$1734

$1869


Brazil Carnival 2014 & 2015

FROM

$1210 USD

SOUTH AMERICA

Included: 5-nights 3* Hotel Accommodation with Daily Breakfast near Lapa district, Rio de Janeiro (28 February - 05 March 2014; 13 - 18 February 2015), 1-Day Samba Parade Ticket (Sector 12 or 13), One-way escort to the Sambadrome from Hotel, Traditional Bloco Street Party, Recommendations from Bamba on how to get to the major sites & best parties. Not included: Airport Transfers, Tours in Rio, Other Meals & Drinks, Personal Expenses, Travel Insurance.

HIGHLIGHTS Revel in one of the biggest parties on earth Experience the craziness of the Sambadrome Join the fun-loving locals for the celebration Witness the spectacular scenery of Rio

Nothing else in the world compares to Carnival in Brazil... see for yourself! 2014 Carnival Package Dates: 28 February - 05 March 2014 2015 Carnival Package Dates: 13 -18 February 2015 Come to Brazil for the Carnival and enjoy one of the world’s wildest and most famous celebrations! Starting off on the Friday before Ash Wednesday, the whole country literally stops to celebrate. It is considered by some as the world’s ultimate expression of life, love, dance and creativity, while others just call it one hell of a party! The two most famous Carnivals are in Rio de Janeiro and in Salvador de Bahia. Not only will you revel in one of the biggest parties on earth, but you will also get the chance to discover this larger-than-life destination, world-renowned for sun, crystal clear waters, breathtaking beaches and spectacular sceneries! Don’t lose any more time and book your ticket NOW to come celebrate Carnival shoulder-toshoulder with the cheerful locals in tropical Rio de Janeiro! Dance with sensual Brazilian performers to flirty samba rhythms, lose yourself in the crowds and be dazzled by the music and costumes of the Sambadrome parades. Forget your inhibitions and let your inner child come alive as you join in the street party celebrations, taste fascinating Brazilian cuisine with its explosive flavors, sleep by day on the famous Ipanema beach soaking up the rays and let yourself be swept up in the craze. Just when you think you can’t go on anymore, Carnival will pump that last bit of Samba blood into your veins.

* Carnival packages are available for 2014 and 2015

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Ilha Grande Experience Start: Rio de Janeiro

Hostel, Standard & Superior Pousada Options

Days

SOUTH AMERICA

FROM

$382 USD

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 Go on a 4-day trip to the pristine island of 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.

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Colonial Coast Adventure Start: Rio de Janeiro

HIGHLIGHTS Relax in the colonial beach paradise of Paraty Admire the architecture of its well-preserved historic center Explore Paraty’s superb surroundings on a Schooner Boat Trip Embark on a 4-day adventure to the colonial beach paradise of Paraty. Enjoy a free day to explore Paraty’s well-preserved historic center, marvel at its colonial architecture and wander through its quiet cobblestone streets. Sit in a lively city center sidewalk cafe by day and party til the sun comes up by night. Cruise into the bay of Paraty in search of virgin beaches and lush jungle islands, and snorkel and swim within a beautiful marine environment on a Schooner Boat Trip, before returning to Rio. Included: 3-nights Hostel/Pousada Accommodation with Breakfast in Paraty, Roundtrip Hotel Shuttles Rio de Janeiro - Paraty, Schooner Boat Trip. Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Snorkelling Equipment, Optional Activities, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Snorkelling Equipment, Optional Activities, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

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Start: Rio de Janeiro

Days

FROM

$258 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 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. 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.

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Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel Options

Days

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.

Costa Verde Explorer

FROM

$407 USD

4

Days

Buzios Paraiso Adventure Start: Rio de Janeiro

FROM

$345 USD

Pousada Garden View & Ocean View Options

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 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. 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: 3-nights Accommodation with Breakfast in Buzios, Roundtrip Hotel Shuttles Transfer Rio de Janeiro - Buzios. Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Optional Activities & Shows, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.


3,4&5 Days

Amazon Manaus Jungle Adventure Start: Manaus

FROM

$299 USD

Drift on jungle rivers & see unique Amazon species Visit local people’s homes & learn about jungle life Fish for piranhas & look for alligators on a night safari Sleep in the jungle to the sounds of the local wildlife

Start: Campo Grande

FROM

$649 USD

SOUTH AMERICA

HIGHLIGHTS

4

Days

Pantanal Adventure

HIGHLIGHTS Spot great wildlife in the world’s largest floodplain Stay at a welcoming wetland camp with delicious local meals Enjoy activities such as fishing for piranhas & horseback riding Take a night jeep safari, walk next to alligators & view birds

ITINERARY

ITINERARY

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

Travel to the Pantanal, one of the world’s largest tropical wetlands, and appreciate the area’s unique ecosystem which stands out for its extraordinary biodiversity and plentiful wildlife. Get the chance to discover this UNESCO World Nature Heritage Site by means of many exciting activities.

Day 1: Hostel pick-up and departure from Manaus by speed boat along the darkcolored Rio Negro up to Cacau Pirera. Continue on to the historic ruins of the mystical Paricatuba village by motorized canoe. After lunch, take an afternoon canoe ride to fish for piranhas. At night, go and search for alligators and nocturnal animals before going to sleep to the sounds of the native wildlife in your comfortable jungle lodge. Day 2: Enjoy breakfast and go on a 2.5-hour educational jungle walk to learn about medicinal plants and the trees of the Amazon. Visit the home of a native “Caboclo” family with well-preserved traditions and a natural way of life with local farming techniques. Day 3: Wake up to your last morning in the Amazon Jungle and have a fresh breakfast with plenty of time to swim in the tea-colored waters of the Rio Negro. Prepare your belongings for your return trip to Manaus, arriving there around 5:00 pm.

4D/3N Stay an EXTRA NIGHT in the jungle to get the opportunity to see more unique species on a paddle canoe trip through small channels among swamplands, and on a hike through the jungle at dawn. Also, get the chance to experience sleeping in a hammock deep into the jungle, to the sounds of howler monkeys and jungle insects. 5D/4N Stay an EXTRA 2 NIGHTS in the jungle to get to see more unique species (same activities as the 4-day trip) and spend an additional day learning about jungle life with the native people, who extract everything needed for survival from the rainforest, without destroying it. Included: Jungle Hostel Accommodation, Meals & Water, Transportation, EnglishSpeaking Guide, Excursions. Not Included: Mosquito Net for Hammock (Available for rent in Manaus), Optional Activities (Swimming with the dolphins for an extra R$150), Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

Day 1: Take a bus from Campo Grande to Pantanal, where you will be met by a 4x4 vehicle and taken to your comfortable wetland camp. After a warm welcome by the friendly staff, get settled and check out the list of activities you can do over the next few days. Days 2-3: All throughout your stay in this welcoming wetland camp, you will enjoy a comfortable room or dorm, delicious local meals, and tons of activities. Head out on the river and get the possibility to go on a boat tour to fish for Piranha, float on an inner-tube, or just enjoy bird watching at sunset when the river wildlife comes alive. Explore the swamps with an English-speaking guide searching for docile alligators, and if you have the chance, take impressive photos only a few meters away from them!! Go horseback riding or take a night jeep safari to see even more wildlife in this remote region of the country where nature prevails. During your excursions within this large freshwater floodplain, you will get plentiful opportunities to observe native wildlife such as alligators, capybaras, armadillos, jaguars and a wide variety of birds. Day 4: Say goodbye to the Pantanal, your head full of wonderful memories, and return by bus to Campo Grande where your trip will come to an end. On the way back, admire your beautiful pictures and get ready to brag to your friends about this once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

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

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Start: Rio de Janeiro or Salvador

Prices may vary during holidays and the World Cup. Trip duration varies from 8, 9 & 11 days depending on World Cup matches. Restrictions on departure dates apply. Please see website for further details.

$1239 USD Hostel or Pousada options

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Brazilian Coast Adventure

ITINERARY

HIGHLIGHTS Enjoy pearl-white beaches and crystal clear waters Take part in jungle trekking, snorkeling and horseback riding Master the popular forro and samba dance moves Learn caipirinha cocktail making and capoeira 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, 3-Day Trip includes an extra Hiking Tour. Not Included: Optional Tours, Optional surf lessons & board rental ($25 usd) per day, Other Meals, Drinks, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

4

Days

Morro de Sao Paulo Adventure

FROM

$369 USD

Start: Salvador

HIGHLIGHTS Go snorkeling in calm blue-green waters Taste unique local fruits and delicacies Chill out on beautiful deserted beaches 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 oconut 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: 3-nights Pousada Accommodation with breakfast in Morro de Sao Paulo, Boat tour to Ponta do Curral (including local guide), Transfer Salvador - Morro de Sao Paulo - Salvador. Not Included: Snorkeling Gear, Other Meals, Drinks, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

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On this 11-day road trip, discover all the hidden gems between Rio and Salvador, from historic colonial towns to beautiful wonders of nature; wild surf beaches, nature reserves, sand-dunes, and jungles. Travel to Arraial do Cabo, the “Caribbean of Brazil”, and go on a relaxing cruise around the surrounding lagoons, islands and “Blue Cave”- ideal spot for snorkeling. Spend a free day in the hip beach town of Buzios before heading to Vitoria and enjoying a typical “churrasco”, a Brazilianstyle BBQ. In Itaunas, a colourful little town famous for its great sand dunes, get the opportunity to learn the popular forro and samba dance moves as well as to master caipirinha cocktail making. Spend some time in the neighbouring ecological reserve and choose between 2 activities; horseback riding along endless, wild beaches or kayaking down the river spotting wildlife along the way. 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.

3 &4 Days

Salvador Surf Experience

FROM

$284 USD

Start: Salvador

HIGHLIGHTS Conquer the wild Brazilian waves Stay in a chilled camp by the beach Take part in fun activities at night 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! 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. Not Included: All Lunches, Optional Tours, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.


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SOUTH AMERICA

17 Days

North Argentina Adventure Start: Buenos Aires

FROM

$2249 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Marvel at Iguazu Falls See stunning landscapes & towns Discover the wine & tango culture Make a loop through northern Argentina beginning with a city tour of Buenos Aires to experience the intriguing capital. Travel to Puerto Iguazu and go on 2 excursions to the majestic Iguazu Falls, admiring the Falls from both the Argentinean and Brazilian sides. Transfer to Salta, a colonial city surrounded by the Andes mountains. Embark on 2 different day tours to travel through the surreal expanses of the Puna as well as the colorful Humahuaca Gorge, visit magnificent ruins and marvel at the multi-colored rock formations in Purmamarca. Continue with a Winery Tour in Mendoza and admire superb mountain views in the Aconcagua Valley Day Trip. Return to Buenos Aires at a fabulous Tango show and dinner. (2N Buenos Aires, 1 Nightbus, 3N Puerto Iguazu, 1 Nightbus, 1N Salta, 1N Purmamarca, 2N Salta, 1 Nightbus, 2N Mendoza, 1 Nightbus, 1N Buenos Aires)

11 Days

West Argentina Adventure Start: Buenos Aires

FROM

$1269 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Explore Mendoza’s vineyards Admire spectacular Patagonia Feel Buenos Aires’ Tango culture Discover Argentinean culture and beautiful Andean landscapes on this 11-day trip. Wander through both traditional and modern neighborhoods in the cosmopolitan capital city of Buenos Aires. Delight yourself with a delicious dinner at a famous Tango show. Transfer to Mendoza and go on a Winery Tour through endless vineyards, where you will learn about winemaking. Then, leave for your Aconcagua Valley Day Trip during which you can admire superb mountain sceneries filled with a variety of colors, and visit historic villages. Take a night bus to the alpine town of Bariloche, surrounded by stunning mountains and clear lakes. Two day-trips are organised to get a taste of Patagonian landscape, viewing magnificent lakes, waterfalls, unique glaciers and forests. (3N Buenos Aires, 1 Nightbus, 2N Mendoza, 1 Night Nightbus, 3N Bariloche)

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Days

Iguazu Experience

Start: Buenos Aires

FROM

$969 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Tour intriguing Buenos Aires Dine at a fabulous Tango show See the incredible Iguazu Falls Embark on this 8-day adventure to discover the wonders of Buenos Aires, as well as the magnificent Iguazu Falls. Tour the cosmopolitan capital city’s beautiful monuments and wonderful mix of traditional and modern architecture. Delight yourself with a wonderful Tango show accompanied by a delicious dinner at the famous “La Ventana”. Travel to Puerto Iguazu on a night bus and take 2 great tours to the famous Iguazu Falls! Visit the Argentinean side for a more intimate up-close experience next to the falls. Marvel at the renowned “Devil’s Throat” from a bridge perched over the edge of the rushing water. On the Brazilian side, you can enjoy panoramic views of the impressive Iguazu falls. End your trip here or take an optional night bus back to Buenos Aires. (3N Buenos Aires, 1 Nightbus, 3N Iguazu)

Included: 12-nights Hostel or 3* Hotel with breakfast, Tango Show Dinner, Iguazu, Salta & Mendoza Transfers, 4 Night Buses, All Tours as per itinerary with English Speaking Guide, Transportation.

Included: 8-nights Hostel or 3* Hotel with breakfast, Tango Show Dinner, Mendoza & Bariloche Transfers, 2 Night Buses, All Tours as per itinerary with English Speaking Guide.

Included: 6-nights Hostel or 3* Hotel with breakfast, Tango Show & Dinner, Iguazu transfers, Night Bus Buenos Aires-Iguazu, All Tours as per itinerary with English Speaking Guide.

Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Bunos Aires Transfers, Entrance Fees: Argentina Iguazu (170 ARS), Brazil Iguazu (41 BRL), Optional Tours, Tips.

Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, BA Transfers, Entrance Fees: Nahuel Huapi NP (45 ARS), Mt Campanario Chairlift (30 ARS), Tips.

Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Tango Show Transfer, Entrance Fees Argentina Iguazu (170 ARS); Brazil Iguazu N.P. (41 BRL). Night Bus Iguazu-BA (800 ARS), Tips.

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22 Days

Full Patagonia Adventure

This tour is available from: 1 Nov 2013 - 31 Mar 2014 Departures on even-numbered days only.

Start: Buenos Aires or Ushuaia

FROM

$3164 USD

HIGHLIGHTS View abundant plants and wildlife during tours Marvel at Patagonia’s wide variety of spectacular landscapes Discover Buenos Aires’ highlights & watch a great Tango show

SOUTH AMERICA

Make a loop from Buenos Aires to the south of Argentina with amazing sceneries during this 22-day trip! Go on a city tour to see Buenos Aires’ main monuments and popular neighborhoods. Travel to Puerto Madryn to visit the beautiful Península de Valdés and observe penguins, marine lions and killer whales. Tour around Puerto Madryn to view diverse bird species before leaving towards Ushuaia via Rio Gallegos. Go trekking and canoeing at Tierra del Fuego National Park and go on a boat ride around Ushuaia. Transfer to El Calafate to marvel at the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier and the breathtaking landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park (Chile). Enjoy a free day to trek around El Chalten before traveling to Bariloche for 2 day tours, viewing stunning lakes, waterfalls, unique glaciers and forests. End your trip in Buenos Aires with a fabulous Tango show at La Ventana. (3N Buenos Aires, 1 Nightbus, 3N Puerto Madryn, 1 Nightbus, 3N Ushuaia, 4N Calafate, 1N Chalten, 1N Perito Moreno, 1 Nightbus, 3N Bariloche)

13 Days

Andean Patagonia Adventure

Included: 16-nights Hostel or 3* Hotel with breakfast, 2-nights Dorm, 3 Night Buses, Transport (see website), Tango Show Dinner, All Tours as per itinerary with English Speaking Guide. Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Entrance Fees (see website for price details), Optional Tours, Tour Leader, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

This tour is available from: 1 Nov 2013 - 31 Mar 2014 Please contact Bamba Experience for availability.

Start: Bariloche or Ushuaia

FROM

$1809 USD

HIGHLIGHTS Travel to some magnificent Patagonian scenery Admire amazing glaciers such as the famous Perito Moreno Go trekking and canoeing to see a wide range of wildlife During this 13-day trip, you will view a wide variety of spectacular landscapes as you travel along the famous Ruta 40. You can choose to start in Bariloche where two day-trips are organised to get a taste of northern Patagonian landscape. Go on the “Mt Campanario & Circuito Chico Half Day excursion” and on the “Tronador Multitrek Excursion” (OR the Isla Victoria & Arrayanes Forest Boat Excursion), to view magnificent lakes, waterfalls, unique glaciers and forests. Transfer to El Chalten, via Perito Moreno village, and enjoy a free day to trek the beautiful paths of Los Glaciares National Park. Make a stop at El Calafate to marvel at the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier and to take in the stunning landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park (Chile). End your trip down south with some trekking and canoeing at Tierra del Fuego National Park and with a boat ride around Ushuaia, admiring the rich flora and fauna of the region. (3N Buenos Aires, 1N Perito Moreno, 1N Chalten, 4N Calafate, 3N Ushuaia)

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Buenos Aires to Santiago Adventure Start: Buenos Aires or Santiago

Included: 10-nights Hostel or 3* Hotel with breakfast, 2-nights in Dorm, Most Transportation (see website for details), All Tours/Activities as per itinerary, English Speaking Guide during some tours. Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Entrance Fees (see website for price details), Optional Tours, Tour Leader, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

FROM

$909 USD

HIGHLIGHTS See Buenos Aires & enjoy a fabulous Tango Show Learn about wine making & go rafting around Mendoza Marvel at mountain sceneries & go biking through Santiago Travel from Argentina’s capital, passing by the important wine region of Mendoza, onto Chile’s capital (or v.v.) viewing remarkable landscapes and discovering the local cultures along the way. You can choose to begin in Buenos Aires where you will go on a city tour to see historic monuments and wander through uniquely dif different neighborhoods. Then you will enjoy an impressive Tango show and dinner at La Ventana before continuing on to Mendoza the next day. There, learn about winemaking during a Half Day Winery Tour in which you will visit two wineries that use different production techniques. The following day, go on a thrilling rafting adventure down the Mendoza River and take in the spectacular surrounding views of snowy peaks, colorful rocks and desert-like terrains. Transfer to Santiago by bus, through western Argentina and see the Aconcagua peak at almost 7,000m. Finish with a bike tour through Santiago to witness the popular culture, urban art, and everyday life. (3N Buenos Aires, 1 Nightbus, 2N Mendoza, 2N Santiago)

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Included: 7-nights Hostel with breakfast, 1 Night Bus, Tango Show Dinner, Most Transport (see website), All Tours as per itinerary with English Speaking Guide Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Bus Station taxes to Chile (about $10 USD), Optional Tours, Tour Leader, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.


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Iguazu Falls Adventure Start: Foz do Iguazu

FROM

$179 USD

Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel Options

Days

4

Days

Start: San Carlos de Bariloche

Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel Options

Days

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

Get ready to be mesmerized by the renowned Iguazu Falls, on this 4-day trip to both the Argentinean and Brazilian Iguazu National Parks. 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.

Bariloche Nature Discovery

FROM

$539 USD

Go on a 5-day adventure to explore Salta’s surroundings and see incredible landscapes. Feel like a bird soaring through the sky on your Safari to the Clouds, admiring the surreal expanses of the Puna all around you. Live a geologist’s dream as you go from beautiful desert landscapes to the glaring white expanse of the Salt Flats. Awe at the multi-colored rock formations in Purmamarca, travel through the colorful Humahuaca Gorge and visit small desert villages, before returning to the peaceful colonial city of Salta.

Included: 3-nights Accommodation with breakfast, in Foz de Iguazu Day Tours as per itinerary (including guide & transportation), Transfer from/to Airport.

Included: 4-nights Accommodation with breakfast in Salta, Tours as per itinerary (including English speaking guide & transportation), Transfer from/ to Airport.

Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Entrance Fees to Argentina Iguazu N.P. (170 ARS) and Brazil Iguazu N.P. (41 BRL), Visa Fee, Optional Activities, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, National Park Entry Fees, Visa Fee/ Reciprocity Fee, Optional Activities, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

FROM

$370 USD

Hostel, 3* & 4* 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 Go on jaw-dropping excursions around the alpine town of Bariloche, to get a taste of the northern Patagonian landscape. 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 the most incredible panoramic views of the region. Choose to go sailing to Isla Victoria and witness some of the last living Arrayanes trees, or to go admire magnificent lakes, waterfalls, and unique glaciers on the Tronador excursion.

SOUTH AMERICA

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

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Salta Desert Explorer

Start: Salta

5

Days

El Calafate & Torres del Paine Adventure

Start: El Calafate

FROM

$393 USD

Hostel, 3* & 4* 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. Travel to the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier for breathtaking views of this massive sheet of ice and listen to the cracking sounds of the glacier 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 National Park (Chile). Stroll the streets of El Calafate’s historic town and see traditional buildings.

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. (45 ARS), Mt Campanario Chairlift (30 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.

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Galapagos Island Hopping Adventure 5 Days Start: Baltra Island

FROM

$1052 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 Swim in crystalline turquoise waters

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7 Days

Galapagos Island Hopping Adventure 7 Days

Start: Baltra Island

FROM

$1599 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 Chill out on paradisiacal white sandy beaches

Travel to the Galapagos for a 5-day island hopping adventure! On day 1, 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 (Santa Fe, Plazas or North Seymour depending on availability). Enjoy snorkeling among abundant marine life, go bird watching, and look for land iguanas. On day 3, 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 wonderful Isla Lobos. There, 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 (according to the tide), and relax on a beautiful white sandy beach. Depart the Galapagos Islands on day 5.

Embark on this 7-day adventure and discover the different sides of the Galápagos Islands through daily activities. Start off in Isabela Island and hike up to the active Sierra Negra Volcano, and on to the Chico Volcano through moon-like landscapes. Go snorkeling near “Las Tintoreras” to try to see Galapagos penguins, sea lions, turtles, and marine iguanas. Transfer to Santa Cruz Island and enjoy free time to explore the island. Go on a day trip to visit one of the nearby islands (Santa Fe, Plazas or North Seymour depending on availability) and spot unique species. Travel to San Cristobal Island and spend an afternoon lazing on the beach or walking around to observe sea lions. Discover the wonderful Isla Lobos on a day tour and admire sea lions, blue footed boobies and frigate birds from up close, swim among abundant marine life and relax on beautiful white sandy beaches.

*Daily Departures

*Daily Departures

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.

Included: 6-nights Accommodation with breakfast (4N Santa Cruz, 2N San Cristobal), Day Tours as per itinerary (including English speaking guides, lunches & basic snorkeling gear), In/Out Airport Transfers, All Boat 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) & Galapagos National Park entrance fee ($100 USD), Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance.

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14 Days

Ecuador Highlights, Jungle FROM & Sports Adventure $1399 USD

Start: Quito

Hostel & 3* Hotel Options

Admire the well-preserved historic center of Quito Take in Ecuador’s incredible sceneries & see volcanoes Discover the Amazon Jungle with its unique species Go mountain biking & learn about indigenous communities

Days

Galapagos Multisport Adventure

Start: Baltra Island

FROM

$2569 USD

Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel Options

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HIGHLIGHTS

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HIGHLIGHTS Snorkel among marine iguanas, sea lions, and reef fish Explore great lava formations and active volcanoes Walk among giant tortoises in their natural habitat Go kayaking and biking through beautiful landscapes

ITINERARY

ITINERARY

Make a loop through Ecuador to see breathtaking landscapes, discover diverse cultures, explore the jungle and take part in fun outdoor activities, during this 14-day adventure. After arriving in Quito on day 1, explore the capital’s well-preserved historical center, a world heritage site, on a self-guided city tour the next day. Get the chance to view beautiful colonial and cultural architectural treasures. In the afternoon, if you are up for it, you can visit the Intinan Museum on the Equator and participate in interesting science experiments. On day 3, go on a day tour to Cotopaxi, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world and the second highest summit in the country. You will have the opportunity to hike up to 4,800m and go back down on a thrilling bike ride. The next day, leave early and travel north to the green province of Imbabura, named after the province’s impressive volcano, until you reach the indigenous town of Otavalo. In the afternoon, go on a tour to visit the surroundings of Otavalo and learn about the local indigenous communities. Enjoy a change of scenery on day 5 as you head to the jungle for a 3-day program at Cotococha Lodge. Get a taste of the Amazon rainforest and spot unique species on various canoe and walking excursions. On day 7, transfer to the wonderful chilled town of Baños, located at the foot of the Tungurahua Volcano. You will get a free day to relax in hot springs, hike to amazing waterfalls, and/or get your adrenaline pumping as you go mountain biking, canyoning, rafting, or horseback riding through incredible landscapes. Go to Guamote on day 9 and stay in a guesthouse that supports an adjoining educational center. Take a mountain bike tour to the surrounding indigenous communities the next day. Make a final stop in Cuenca, considered as the most beautiful city of Ecuador, and enjoy free time to discover its Old Center and main monuments, before returning to Quito for your flight back.

For those adventure seekers wanting to explore the natural treasures of the Galápagos Islands, this 8-day adventure is for you! Discover this beautiful archipelago of volcanic islands through diverse fun activities. Start off your adventure visiting the San Cristóbal Interpretation Center to learn about the Galápagos’ volcanic history, its rare native species, and its colonization. Then go snorkeling at Cerro Tijeretas and at the beautiful Carola Beach where you can come face to face with sea turtles. On day 2, go to Isla Lobos, and enjoy snorkeling among marine iguanas, sea lions, and countless reef fish, before heading to Manglesito Beach. Take a ferry to Santa Cruz Island on day 3 and hike to “El Chato” reserve, nestled in the Santa Cruz highlands, to observe giant tortoises in their natural habitat. Then take time to relax in one of the most beautiful beaches within the archipelago; Tortuga Bay. The next day, make a stop at the Charles Darwin Research Station to learn about the Galápagos’ ongoing conservation efforts. Next, take a ferry to the seahorse-shaped Isabela Island and lookout for whales and dolphins along the way. End the day with a visit to an expansive coastal lagoon that serves as a breeding ground for flamingos. On day 5, discover a different side of Isabela as you explore the active Sierra Negra Volcano and the Chico Volcano with its strange moon-like landscape. Travel to the great snorkel spot of Concha de Perla and marvel at the fascinating marine life. Visit the Giant Tortoise Breeding Center on day 6 and go on a biking tour to the Wall of Tears, built by prisoners when the island was used as a penal colony, and to the Humedales (Wetlands) for migratory birds viewing. Discover Tintoreras Islet where a colony of white tip sharks can often be seen resting in a lava canal. On day 7, go kayaking to observing wildlife and bike to spectacular lookout points and caves. The last day, transfer to Baltra airport.

Included: 13-nights Hotel Accommodation with breakfast (3N Quito, 1N Otavalo, 2N Cotococha Lodge, 2N Banos, 2N Guamote, 2N Cuenca, 1N Quito), Meals: 3L & 4D, All Tours/Transportation/Guides as per itinerary (see website for details) Not Included: Other Meals, Drinks, Entrance Fees during self-guided tours, Donation on Otavalo Community Tour ($1 USD), Optional Excursions, Tips.

Included: 7-nights Accommodation (2N San Cristobal, 4N Santa Cruz, 1N Isabela), Meals: 7B/7L/7D, All Activities, All Land & Boat Transfers, English Speaking Guides. Not Included: Drinks, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance, Flight Tickets, Snorkel Equipment, Galapagos Fees: INGALA migration control card ($10 USD) & Galapagos National Park entrance fee ($100 USD)

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Days

Cotopaxi & Quilotoa Crater Adventure Start: Quito

FROM

$399 USD

Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel Options

HIGHLIGHTS Hike up the Cotopaxi Volcano & bike back down Meet locals as you shop at a local indigenous market Marvel at the views over Quilotoa’s water-filled caldera Witness two beautiful volcanoes of the Ecuadorian Andes on this 4-day adventure. Travel to Cotopaxi National Park, home to one of the highest active volcanoes in the world and the second highest summit in the country. There, learn about the local flora and fauna, hike up to 4,800m to see glaciers and go back down on a thrilling bike ride. The next day, go shopping at a local indigenous market before making your way to Quilotoa, to admire the stupendous views over this water-filled caldera.

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Days

Ecuador Multisport Adventure Start: Quito

Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel Options

HIGHLIGHTS Climb to the top of a glacier on the Cotopaxi Volcano Experience biking down the slopes of this same volcano Learn about local culture on a community tour to Iluman Combine sports with culture on this 5-day adventure as you travel to Cotopaxi, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, and to the the indigenous town of Otavalo. To begin with, you will get the opportunity to hike up to 4,800m and race back down on a thrilling bike ride. Then, explore the surroundings of Otavalo and go see the beautiful Peguche waterfall. Learn about the local indigenous culture on a community tour to the small village of Iluman, well-known for its traditional handcrafted wool hats. Included: 4-nights Accommodation (2N Quito, 1N Otavalo, 1N Quito), Transportation: Quito - Cotopaxi & Quito - Otavalo, Airport Pick-up, English Speaking Guide, Cotopaxi Tour Lunch, Bike & Helmet.

Not Included: Other Meals & Drinks, Entrance Fees, Airport Drop-off, Tips, Travel Insurance, Personal Expenses.

Not Included: Meals & Drinks, Additional Fees, Optional Shaman Visit, Donation on Otavalo Tour ($1 USD), Hotel Transfers, Airport Drop-off, Tips.

FROM

$774 USD

Hostel, 3* & 4* Hotel Options

Discover the local culture and see incredible landscapes, by means of exciting activities, on this 7-day adventure. Hike up the impressive Cotopaxi Volcano until you reach its glacier at 5,000m. Enjoy a scenic bike ride down this active volcano’s slopes. Wander through an indigenous market and go to Quilotoa to get stupendous views over its water-filled caldera. Travel to the chilled town of Baños to cycle around and see beautiful nearby waterfalls, and to feel the rush on canyoning and canopy tours. Included: 6-nights Accommodation (1N Quito, 1N Cotopaxi, 1N Quito, 2N Banos, 1N Quito), Meals: 2B/2L/1D (on Cotopaxi & Quilotoa Tour), Transportation: Quito - Cotopaxi/Quilotoa & Quito - Baños, Airport Pick-up, English Speaking Guide on most tours. Not Included: Meals & Drinks, Entrance Fees, Airport Drop-off, Tips, Insurance.

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Start: Quito

FROM

$389 USD

Included: 3-nights Accommodation (1N Quito, 1N Cotopaxi, 1N Quito), Meals: 2B/2L/1D, Roundtrip Transportation from/to Quito, Airport Pick-up, English Speaking Guide during tours, Bike & Helmet.

HIGHLIGHTS Hike & bike on the slopes of the active Cotopaxi Take incredible photos of Quilotoa’s water-filled crater Feel the rush on canyoning and canopy tours in Baños

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Days

Cotopaxi & Otavalo Communities Adventure

4&5 Days

Cuyabeno Amazon Jungle Adventure

FROM

$399 USD

Start: Quito

HIGHLIGHTS Immerse yourself in the lush Cuyabeno Jungle Take part in diverse activities to spot exotic species Experience tasty traditional foods of the rainforest Go on a 4-day or 5-day trip to Cuyabeno 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. Every twist and turn creates a new challenge providing a fascinating insight into the world’s most complex ecosystems. Whatever your interests are, from bird watching to hiking, there’s adventurous activity for everyone to enjoy. Included: Jungle Lodge Accommodation in Cuyabeno, Meals (Vegetarian Option): 4B/5L/4D (5-day package) & 3B/4L/3D (4-day package), Roundtrip Transportation Quito - Jungle Lodge (via Lago Agrio), Guides during tours. Not Included: Other Meals & Drinks, Community Visit ($6 USD), Tips, Travel Insurance, Personal Expenses.


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Lost City Trek

FROM

$549 USD

Start: Santa Marta

Days

HIGHLIGHTS Trek deep into the jungle to the famous Lost City Pass through indigenous villages & see the local life Experience sleeping beneath the stars in a hammock Wake up to the morning sounds of the jungle Included: 4-nights Accommodation in hammocks with mosquito net, Meals: 4B/4L/4D (Veggie option), Non-English Guide Service, Transportation from/to Santa Marta, Porters, Required Permits for trek & Entrance Fees, Medical Assist Card. Not Included: Drinks, Other Meals, Accommodation in Santa Marta, Personal Expenses, Tips, Travel Insurance. * English Guide Service available for an extra $200 USD (per group, during the whole trek)

ITINERARY 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. Day 1: Travel by jeep for 3 hours, getting excited for your trek, into one of the largest pre-Columbian towns in Latin America, once inhabited by the Tayrona civilization around the 11th to 14th century. Begin your 6 kilometer hike (approx. 4 hours) through the jungle, passing by several natural pools, until you reach the first camp (Alfredo or Adan) where you will set up your hammocks for the night. Day 2: Have an early breakfast before departing on another 6 kilometer trek (approx. 4 hours). Walk through the indigenous village of Mutanyi and learn about its native inhabitants and the local life in the jungle. Snack on fresh fruits during the trek before reaching Mumaker, your second camp during the trek. Day 3: Wake up to the morning sounds of the jungle and get ready for today’s 6 kilometer hike (approx. 4 hours) en route to your third camp, Romualdo. During the day you will meet indigenous families in their native lands and cross the Buritaca river several times refreshing yourself in the cool waters. Day 4: This morning, 1,200 mossy steps take you uphill to the mysterious site of Ciudad Perdida (approx. 1 hour), nestled on the steep slopes of the Rio Buritaca river valley at 1,300m. Walk among the 170 stone terraces and endless staircases that cover the approximately 2 square kilometers that was once the largest Tayrona city and major economic and political center. Day 5: Make your way back to the coastal town of Santa Marta to rest up at the beach after your hard trek. BAMBA EXPERIENCE.COM

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5 Days

Bamba Grey Glacier W Trek

Start: Puerto Natales

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

HIGHLIGHTS Go on a 5-day adventure to Torres del Paine N.P. Hike through rolling hills to the amazing Grey Glacier Get breathtaking views over the green Lake Nordenskjöld Sleep in Refugios amongst superb mountain sceneries Included: 4-nights Accommodation (Dorm-Style Refugios with Sleeping Bag or Camping with Tent & Equipment), Pre-Departure Briefing, Transportation from/to Puerto Natales. Not Included: Guide Services, Meals, Drinks, Guide, Entrance Fee to Torres del Paine National Park (18,000 CLP), Medical & Travel Insurance, Personal Expenses.

FROM

$417 USD

ITINERARY 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. Day 1: Travel to the Laguna Amarga Main Entrance and begin hiking for an easy 3 hours over rolling hills to reach Refugio Torre Central where you will spend the night. (3 hours; Easy) Day 2: Have an early breakfast and start hiking with fantastic views of lake Nordenskjöld and the hanging glacier on Almirante Nieto Mountain (2670 meters). Trek through an ancient Lenga forest to reach “The Moraine”, a challenging 45-minute ascent to reach the impressive lookout at the Torres del Paine base, with amazing views of the glacier lake and the surrounding mountainous landscape. Sleep at Refugio El Chileno. (6-8 hours; Difficult) Day 3: 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. (4-5 hours; Medium) Day 4: 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 Paine Grande lookout. Admire panoramic views of the French Valley with its breathtaking mountains. Sleep at Lodge Paine Grande. (10-12 hours; High) Day 5: 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 in time to take the Catamaran to get back to Puerto Natales. (8-9 hours; Medium)

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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 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 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: Full Refund 59-30 days prior to trip: 50% of total booking 0-29 days prior to trip: 100% of total booking Adventure Tours: 90 days+ prior to trip: Full Refund 89-60 days prior to trip: 50% of total booking 0-59 days prior to trip: 100% of total booking Inca Trail & Peru Treks & Galapagos Trips: 365 days+ prior to trip: 50% of total booking 0-364 days prior to trip: 100% of total booking Carnival Tours & World Cup Tours: 90 days+ prior to trip: Full Refund 89-60 days prior to trip: 50% of total booking 0-59 days prior to trip: 100% of total booking 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.

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 S.A. de C.V. 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.

CHANGES OF A TOUR BY THE COMPANY: Changes made by Bamba Experience S.A. de C.V.: Bamba Experience S.A. de C.V. 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 S.A. de C.V. 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 S.A de C.V. 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 S.A. de C.V. 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 S.A. de C.V. 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.

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