Andes to the Atlantic Experience

Classic, La Paz to Rio de Janeiro

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From the heights of the Bolivian Andes to the sands of Ipanema, this incredible 25-day journey will introduce you to the diverse landscape and people of South America. Explore the wetlands of the Pantanal, the bizarre landscape of the Uyuni Salt Flats and revel in the mists of thundering Iguassu Falls. Gain greater insight into the culture on the region’s public buses and meet locals from the rural towns along the way for an immersive experience that few travellers get to know. Get off the beaten path and experience Bolivia and Brazil—a vibrant cross-section of South America.

What’s included

  • Your Discover Moment: Sucre Your Discover Moment: Bonito Your Discover Moment: Paraty Your Discover Moment: Ilha Grande
  • 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats (3 days)
  • Pantanal wildlife excursion (2 days)
  • Iguassu Falls visit (Brazil and Argentina)
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Explore the uyuni salt flats on a three-day 4x4 excursion
  • Discover colonial cities and historic cultures in bolivia
  • Search for wildlife in the brazilian pantanal
  • Marvel at the power of iguassu falls


La Paz Arrive at anytime.
La Paz/Uyuni Travel by train and bus to the town of Uyuni, home base for salt flat exploration.
Uyuni/Salt Flats Enjoy a three day 4x4 excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano with spectacular scenery.
Salt Flats Continue exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4x4 excursion. Admire the spectacular scenery while passing red and blue lagoons along the route. Spot wild llamas, alpacas and even flamingos deep within the desert.
Salt Flats/Uyuni Rise early to cover more ground of the unique landscape of the Uyuni Salt Flats. Continue to see incredible scenery, including volcanoes, salt lakes and geysers.
Uyuni/Potosí Journey from Uyuni to Potosí and get a view of the mountain Cerro Rico looming over the city.
Potosí/Sucre Continue by bus to Sucre and explore the beautiful colonial city.
Sucre Free time to explore the city, the former capital of Bolivia. For more active options opt to go hiking in the surrounding area or mountain biking.
Sucre Free time to explore the city, the former capital of Bolivia. For more active options opt to go hiking in the surrounding area or mountain biking.
Santa Cruz de la Sierra Fly to Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz de la Sierra/Puerto Suárez Spend some time exploring Santa Cruz before travelling by overnight train to the Brazilian border.
Puerto Suárez/Pantanal Travel into Brazil and straight to the Pantanal on 2-day excursion into the with a local guide. This is a perfect place to experience the wildlife of Brazil.
Pantanal Enjoy a 2-day excursion into the wetlands of the Pantanal with a local guide. Opportunities to spot wildlife such as monkeys, macaws, giant otters, and caiman abound.
Pantanal/Bonito Travel to Bonito and spend time here snorkelling in the rivers or exploring nearby caves.
Bonito Enjoy a full day in Bonito with optional activities like snorkelling in the crystal-clear rivers or exploring the nearby caves and waterfalls.
Bonito/Iguaçu Falls Enjoy the day in Bonito before overnight transport to Iguassu Falls.
Iguaçu Falls Spend two full days exploring Iguassu from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides. Opt to visit a nearby bird park.
Iguaçu Falls Cross the border to explore the Argentine side of the falls. Opt for a boat ride at the base of the falls.
Iguaçu Falls/Paraty Fly to São Paulo and continue by van to Paraty. Spend a day and a half discovering this town.
Paraty Enjoy free time to explore Paraty.
Paraty Enjoy free time to explore Paraty.
Paraty/Ilha Grande Continue by van up the coast and take a ferry to Ilha Grande.
Ilha Grande Enjoy a free day in Ilha Grande. Opt to hike the island's remote beaches or enjoy free time to relax and explore.
Ilha Grande/Rio de Janeiro Carry on by ferry and van to Rio de Janeiro. With free time, explore the city on an optional city tour.
Rio de Janeiro Depart at any time.