Brazil Tours & Trips 2020

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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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$ 467 $ 10,000+

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Brazil's Coastal Highlights

10 days
$ 3,320
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Enjoy a tour of Olinda, a UNESCO-recognized town near Recife.
  • Stroll through the colorful Historic Center of Salvador, then watch an unforgettable sunset over the bay!
  • Kick back and relax in paradise on Brazil's famous beaches, like Ipanema and Boa Viagem.
  • See all of Rio de Janeiro through included tours, which make stops at Corcovado Mountain, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer, world-famous beaches, and tons of Rio's downtown highlights.
  • Take a train through tropical Tijuca Forest and glide up mountains in a cable car!
Visits:
Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Sugar Loaf, Brazil
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Peru, Argentina & Brazil Highlights

Peregrine Adventures
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16 days
$ 452 / day
$ 7,225
From : $ 9,767
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Marvel at the scale and design of machu picchu on a guided tour of the ruins and during free time
  • Stop in at the incredible floating uros islands, constructed by the uros people as a form of protective isolation in ancient times
  • Discover buenos aires, argentina's ostentatious capital, and enjoy a private tango lesson from a professional dance couple
  • See the marvellous and breathtaking iguazu falls from both the argentinian and brazilian sides
  • Walk cobbled streets in santa teresa and gaze down at the city from the feet of christ the redeemer during a guided tour of rio de janeiro
Visits:
Buenos Aires, Cusco, Lake Titicaca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Puno, Rio de Janeiro, Urubamba, Argentina, Brazil, Peru
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Northern Brazil: Hiking & Beaches

Intrepid Travel
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8 days
$ 269 / day
$ 2,150
From : $ 2,903
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Chase cascading waterfalls and plunge into natural pools as you traverse the meandering trails of Bahia’s Chapada Diamantina National park with your expert guide.
  • Master the martial art of Capoeira with a short lesson in this Brazilian tradition that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music.
  • Taste the Brazilian firewater that is Cachaca with a visit to a local bar that distills its own range of this unique cane liquor – try it as part of the national cocktail, the world-famous Caipirinha!
  • Experience the contrasts of Salvador on a panoramic tour of the culture capital of Brazil. From the historic heart of Pelourinho, to the serene waters of the Itapagipe Peninsula.
  • Feel the island breeze from the shores of Morro de Sao Paulo and unwind on the palm-fringed beaches of this tropical paradise.
Visits:
Salvador, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Brazil Highlights

6 days
$ 212 / day
$ 1,269
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Visit the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain
Visits:
Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro, Argentina, Brazil
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South American Odyssey

SmarTours
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16 days
$ 262 / day
$ 4,199
From : $ 5,669
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • San Cristobal Hill (Santiago)
  • Picturesque Bariloche
  • Buenos Aires City Tour
  • Tango Show (Buenos Aires)
  • Iguassu Falls
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain (Rio)
  • Copacabana (Rio)
Visits:
Andes Mountains, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Puerto Varas, Rio de Janeiro, San Cristobal, Santiago, Valparaiso, Argentina, Brazil, Chile
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South America Landscapes

Trafalgar
Preferred
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14 days
$ 341 / day
$ 4,776
From : $ 5,874
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • ORIENTATION of Puerto Varas
  • VISIT the Christ the Redeemer statue, Chile's wine country, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado
  • VIEW Devil's Throat Falls
  • CRUISE in Chile's Lake Region, on Lake Nahuel Huapi in Argentina
Visits:
Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Puerto Varas, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Argentina, Brazil, Chile
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South America Revealed with Me to We

Trafalgar
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20 days
$ 419 / day
$ 8,389
From : $ 10,318
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • CITY TOUR in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Lima, Cusco
  • SEE the Teatro Colon, Copacabana Beach, the Casa Rosada
  • VISIT Sugarloaf Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer statue, Iguassu Falls, Pisac, Ollantaytambo ruins, Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman, the Larco Museum
Visits:
Buenos Aires, Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu, Rio de Janeiro, Sacred Valley, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru
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Impressions of South America

Trafalgar
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9 days
$ 324 / day
$ 2,920
From : $ 3,592
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • CITY TOUR in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires
  • VISIT the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado, Iguassu Falls, Recoleta Cemetery
  • VIEW Devil's Throat Falls
  • SEE the Teatro Colon, Copacabana Beach, the Casa Rosada
Visits:
Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Argentina, Brazil
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Icons of South America

Trafalgar
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21 days
$ 347 / day
$ 7,289
From : $ 8,965
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • ORIENTATION of Puerto Varas
  • VISIT the Christ the Redeemer statue, Pisac, Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo, two visits to Machu Picchu, Chile's wine country, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado
  • CRUISE in Chile's Lake Region
  • SCENIC DRIVE through the Sacred Valley, in Peru's Andean highlands
  • ICONIC TRAIN journey aboard the Vistadome train
Visits:
Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu, Puerto Varas, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru
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South America Revealed

Trafalgar
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16 days
$ 350 / day
$ 5,594
From : $ 6,881
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • CITY TOUR in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Lima, Cusco
  • SCENIC DRIVE through the Sacred Valley
  • SEE the Teatro Colon, Copacabana Beach, the Casa Rosada
  • ICONIC TRAIN journey aboard the Vistadome train
  • VISIT Sugarloaf Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer statue, Iguassu Falls, Pisac, Ollantaytambo ruins, Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman, the Larco Museum
Visits:
Buenos Aires, Cusco, Lima, Machu Picchu, Rio de Janeiro, Sacred Valley, Argentina, Brazil, Peru
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Argentina & Brazil Highlights

Peregrine Adventures
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7 days
$ 390 / day
$ 3,160
From : $ 3,683
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Enjoy meals that matter at a co-op garden and restaurant in buenos aires, where you’ll learn to make local dishes, and at a rio ngo that gives marginalised people free culinary training.
  • Watch a professional tango couple swing, sway and swagger during a private performance and then try to match their rhythm during a lesson.
  • Marvel at iguazu falls from both multiple angles with visits to the boardwalk system in argentina and the panoramic viewpoints of brazil.
  • Take a guided walking tour around rio’s port area with a local researcher and learn about the area’s history as slave-trade centre and the cultural influence of the period.
  • Gaze over the dazzling city of rio de janeiro as it’s bathed in morning light from the foot of the christ the redeemer statue, your first stop during a day-long guided tour of the city.
Visits:
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro, Argentina, Brazil
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Best of Argentina & Brazil

Intrepid Travel
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7 days
$ 379 / day
$ 2,790
From : $ 3,260
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Buenos Aires offers an eclectic mix of European, Cosmopolitan and Latin flavours, as well as a booming cultural and nightlife scene. Explore the neighbourhoods of this lively, confident city on a full-day tour with a local guide
  • Look for rainbows in the mist of the mighty Iguazu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides, and visit a local indigenous community
  • Gaze over the dazzling city, mountains and bay of Rio de Janeiro from the foot of the famous Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Favelas may sit alongside mansions, but in the heaving metropolis of Rio, everyone’s invited to the party. Immerse yourself in Brazilian culture, dance and music
Visits:
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Argentina, Brazil
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Argentina & Brazil Adventure

Intrepid Travel
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10 days
$ 243 / day
$ 2,970
From : $ 3,283
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Discover Buenos Aires, Argentina's sultry and sensual capital. Tour its best sights, then explore its many corners at your leisure, from the star-studded Recoleta cemetery to the tucked-away milongas (tango halls)
  • Explore the lush landscapes of the Ibera Wetlands in search of anacondas, otters, howler monkeys and a vast array of colourful birds
  • With included visits to Iguazu Falls from both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides, you'll get the most out of this jaw-dropping natural wonder
  • Finish in Rio de Janeiro, where you're free to stroll the sands of Copacabana, soar across town on the Sugarloaf Cable Car or delve into the city's pulsing nightlife
Visits:
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro, Argentina, Brazil
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South America in Depth

Peregrine Adventures
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39 days
$ 367 / day
$ 14,370
From : $ 19,346
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Enjoy a 2 night feature stay in a restored hacienda near cotopaxi volcano and hike through cotopaxi national park towards the volcano's perfectly cone-shaped peak, looking out for wildlife along the way
  • Experience the untouched world of the amazon rainforest. stroll along jungle trails on the lookout for monkeys, parrots, otters and caymans, and sleep in a nature lodge lit by candles and kerosene lamps
  • Enjoy two included visits to machu picchu! one guided tour of the ruins and the second visit with free time to explore on your own
  • The floating reed islands of uros on lake titicaca are a marvel of concept, construction and history. take a boat tour on the world's highest navigable lake, then enjoy a 2-night feature stay at the private island of suasi on the lake titicaca. watch the sun go down at the highest point of the island while enjoying a truly memorable picnic and drinks
  • Join a specialist historian guide on one of your included visits to an archaeological site in cusco. your guide will provide fascinating insights and knowledge of peru's history and culture
  • Explore the vibrantly colourful port town of valparaiso, where culture spills out into the streets and puppets come to life
  • Gaze over the dazzling city, mountains and bay of rio de janeiro from the foot of the famous christ the redeemer statue
Visits:
Buenos Aires, Cuenca, Cusco, Iguazu Falls, La Paz, Lake Titicaca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Mendoza, Ollantaytambo, Puno, Rio de Janeiro, Sacred Valley, Santiago, Urubamba, Valparaiso, Cotopaxi, Puerto Maldonado, Quito, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru
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Rio de Janeiro Stopover

Intrepid Travel
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3 days
$ 142 / day
$ 500
From : $ 574
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Stand in the shadow of Christ the Redeemer
  • Frolic on the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema
  • Enjoy Rio's exciting nightlife
Visits:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Top Brazil Experiences and Attractions

Top Brazil Experiences

Taking a river cruise through the Amazon Rainforest

Hiking Sugarloaf Mountain

Exploring the streets of Rio de Janeiro

Snorkeling along Brazil’s coastline

Trying some of Brazil's classic and delicious cuisine, from rodizio to brigadeiros. 

Experiencing Brazil’s vibrant culture 

Seeing the iconic Brazilian festival of Carnival

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Brazil Trip Reviews

595 Brazil Tour Reviews - Summary 96% Recommend

4.7 out of 5
Excellent 483
Great 89
Average 7
Disappointing 3
Terrible 13
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Guide
4.7
Activities
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Lodging
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Transportation
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Meals
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Great Introduction to Lake Titicaca

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

Although it was just a short trip down to Puno and Lake Titicaca, it was a great way to see the area and visit some of the islands.

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Operator Active Adventures

Serendipity in Travel

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

An unexpected tour hiccup pushed me onto the Chinchilla in a serendipitous turn of events that allowed me to discover the beauty and wonders of Lake Titicaca and the Uyuni Salt Flats. Whilst my original intent was to do the Inca Trail, the Chinchilla was not a lesser alternative, as all the usual bells and whistles of an Active trip were still in abundance, plus the bonus of the spectacular sights I saw instead. (I did manage to do an abbreviated Inca trail on my own, with Rainbow Mountain thrown in. Which led to this epiphany: the Jaguar and Chinchilla would make an incredible combination.) That said, I did find the Chinchilla less strenuous than the Jaguar (as described), and would have wanted a little more Active with the Adventure. In part, this was because the supplemental tour guides may not have gotten the memo, and failed to incorporate certain activities that were advertised (e.g., the hike to the highest point on Taquile Island didn't happen). There is a fair amount of travelling involved, shuttling from Cusco to Puno to Copacabana to La Paz, which could have been a factor, but I would have been perfectly happy to start earlier, as well, if it allowed for more activities.

Or in some instances, tweak the itinerary. I was underwhelmed by the visit to Isla de la Luna, as we spent considerably more time travelling on the boat, than on the island itself, and the ruins were not particularly interesting or impressive. I wonder if a visit to Isla del Sol would have been better, despite being overrun by tourists. Maybe from a cultural perspective?

And maybe a little less time in Copacabana. The climb up and the view from Calvary Hill redeemed this stop for me, but other than this, there wasn't much in terms of cultural interest. The scene by the lake shore was busy and frenetic, but the water was too cold for me to venture in.

Nevertheless, the trip was incredible. I was impressed and awed by the beauty of Peru and Bolivia. I tried to stay awake during the long drives because the scenery, from the mountains to Lake Titicaca, were almost always spectacular. And don't get me started on the Uyuni Salt Flats. Beyond words. And the Luna Salada Hotel was simply amazing. I couldn't believe we were staying there.

As with Active trips, the food is usually an attraction in itself, moreso in Peru. The restaurants in Cusco and Puno were stellar. But also dominated by tourists. I was always itching for the opportunity to try more authentic local cuisine in establishments that are popular with the residents. The smaller group size for this trip afforded us the opportunity to go off the tourist track on a number of occasions, which led to wonderful discoveries, as well. The chicharron I had in Puno was the best I had in South America, and the fast food chicken (Pollo Copacabana in La Paz) that our driver in Uyuni recommended was flavorful and delicious. Perhaps that's an option you may want to include in your future tours. Other travellers may not be as adventurous, but I would welcome alternatives if offered, even if it was on my own.

Finally, the guides. Wilson did an excellent job of shepherding our small group around, even if he was under the weather. He was quick to respond to our questions, as well as to accommodate our requests. He managed the logistics seamlessly, and provided guidance and direction, especially on what foods to try.

And a special shout out to Israel Villaroel and Juvenal of Sande Andino. They made the trip to the Uyuni Salt Flats truly spectacular. They knew the territory well, and brought us to the best spots for photographs or to admire the view, especially at sunset. Our day at the salt flats was hands down, the best of the whole trip.

All in all, another amazing trip.

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Operator Active Adventures

More Than I Expected

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

I only did three days of the Chinchilla Trip but what I did do I thoroughly enjoyed. My main focus was Cuzco, the Inca Trail Hike and Machu Picchu so I had no real expectations for Puno & Lake Titicaca and I have to say that it was a real pleasure to tour this area. I just loved the people and culture. The Uros Floating Island was fascinating and totally unique. The culture on Taquile Island was intriguing and the homestay on Amantani Island was truly a lovely experience. To see people with few material items be so self-sufficient and happy made a real impression and has made me think differently about my needs & wants. I only wish I could have done the full Chincilla Tour.

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Operator Active Adventures

A Varietal Overview of Bolivia

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Such a diverse opportunity to experience Lake Titicaca, both from Peru and Bolivia, to hike on a cactus island in a salt field, and to experience the Uros Reed Islands ending back in La Paz with its Cable Cars

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Operator Active Adventures

Ed's Chinchilla Review

3.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 3.0
  • Activities 3.0
  • Lodging 3.0
  • Transportation 3.0
  • Meals 3.0

No endorsement please.

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Operator Active Adventures

Titicaca and Bolivia Adventure

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

Since we didn't do the entire Chinchilla trip (had booked the Jaguar which was then broken into the 2 sections), I don't think a review is appropriate.

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Operator Active Adventures

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