Argentina, Amazon & Peru
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Buenos Aires and Cusco. Two magnificent South American cities separated by countries, cities, the vast Amazon Jungle and a good few thousand kilometres. Follow a path across the width of South America and be captivated by the beauty of the cultures, people, landscapes and architecture – not to mention the wildlife. Travelling from Argentina to Peru, this trip incorporates a new route across the Amazon Jungle between Rio de Janeiro and Cusco that cuts straight through the heart of the jungle. With the Amazon successfully navigated, a journey through the Peruvian jungle and a climb up the magnificent Andes may leave Intrepid traveller’s short of breath, but it certainly won’t leave them short of incredible memories. Experience the best of Argentina, Amazon & Peru on this South American adventure.
- Stay in an Amazon Jungle lodge near Puerto Maldonado.
Days 1-2 Buenos Aires
Cosmopolitan, cultured and chic, Buenos Aires has European sensibilities with a fiery Latin heart. Discover colonial architecture, funky neighbourhoods, exceptional cuisine and a thriving nightlife.
Day 3 Concordia
Sitting on the Uruguay River opposite the Uruguayan city of Salto, Concordia is Argentina's centre of citrus growing and a peaceful place to relax waterside.
Day 4 San Ignacio Mini
Founded in 1632 and now well-preserved ruins, San Ignacio Mini is an old Jesuit mission that was destroyed in 1817 and rediscovered amongst the jungle the late 1800s.
Days 5-7 Iguazu Falls
An Argentinean town close to the breathtaking Iguazu Falls, Puerto Iguazu is a relaxed, friendly place to rest after a day enjoying the splendour of the falls.
Days 8 -10 Bonito
Beautiful by name, beautiful by nature, Bonito is a small town set amongst a gorgeous landscape of emerald jungle and glassy, blue rivers simply teeming with life.
Days 11-13 Pantanal
The Pantanal is the largest wetlands in the world and is home to thousands of species of animals and plants, and its 210,00 sq km spreads through Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia.
Day 14 Brotas
A tiny place that has a big name for eco-tourism, Brotas offers hiking, kayaking, rafting and other sports in a pristine jungle environment.
Days 15-17 Paraty
Step back in time in gorgeous Paraty, where Portuguese colonial buildings, cobblestone streets and horse and cart are set against a verdant backdrop of misty hills.
Day 18 Rio de Janeiro
Bigger than life and beautiful to boot, Rio de Janeiro sits resplendent among mountains, rainforest and sea, and emits an energy that is irresistible to everyone who visits.
Day 25 Rio de Janeiro
Perhaps spend time visiting Rio's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, lazing on Copacabana Beach or taking a cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain.
Days 26-27 Ouro Preto
Wander through the baroque churches and museums of this unique and beautiful colonial mining town.
Day 28 Bush Camp
Enjoy a road trip through charming Brazilian towns and countryside before spending the night near the outskirts of Tres Marias.
Day 29 Cavalcante
Spend the night with the Kalunga people, a rarely visited tribe that are said to be the descendants of slaves that once resided in Cavalcante.
Days 30-32 Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park
Hike around this stunning national park that plays host to cascading waterfalls, a range of wildlife, dense jungle and warm springs.
Day 33 Brasilia
Learn the history of this unique Brazilian capital and wander the streets, taking in the unique architecture and quirky sculptures.
Days 34-35 Central Brazil Bush Camp
Journey through central Brazil and have plenty of time to soak up the sights and stunning landscapes of this fascinating part of the continent.
Day 36 Pocone
Arrive in the small town of Pocone, the gateway to the breathtaking Pantanal.
Days 37-39 Pantanal
Check out just some of the vast wetlands of the Pantanal, and its spellbinding animals, by horseback, boats, canoes or on foot.
Days 40-43 West Brazil Bush Camp
Discover parts of central Brazil where few tourists dare to venture. Travel towards the Peruvian border and absorb as much of the surrounding South American atmosphere as possible.
Day 44 Puerto Maldonado
Arrive in Puerto Maldonado, the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon and get ready for an epic trip into the Amazon Jungle.
Days 45-46 Amazon Lodge
Wind up the river to a private jungle reserve owned by the indigenous Ese-Eja community of Infierno, and spend time with locals learning about how the Amazon ticks and spotting a myriad of colourful bird and wildlife.
Days 47-48 Cuzco
Wind down in the Incan city of Cusco, where there’s time to explore this fascinating city and relax and reflect on this epic South American adventure.
Maximum of 22 travellers per group
Bush camp (no facilities), Camping (with facilities), Hacienda, Hostel, Hotel, Jungle Lodge
Boat, Overland vehicle
Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.