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Backpacking South America
 


Included Experiences

1. Cuzco - 1 Night Milhouse Backpackers & Hotel Dorm
2. Quito - Cotopaxi Bike Day Trip
3. Huaraz - Llanganuco Lagoon Day Trip
4. Paracas - Ballestas Islands & Paracas National Reserve 
5. Ica/Huacachina - Sand-Buggy & Sand-Boarding
6. Arequipa - Colca Canyon 3D/2N Trekking
7. Cuzco - Sacred Valley Day Trip 
8. Puno - Amantani Homestay Experience 2D/1N
9. Uyuni - Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 3D/2N
10. La Paz - La Paz Local City Encounter
11. Pantanal - Pantanal Adventure 4D/3N
12. Iguazu (Bra/Arg) - Argentina Falls Day Trip
13. Paraty - Schooner Boat Trip
14. Rio de Janeiro - Favela Experience
15. Salta - Cafayate & Villages Day Trip
16. Buenos Aires - Tango Night Experience
17. Mendoza - Wine Experience
18. Bariloche - Circuito Chico Day Trip
19. Buzios - Catamaran Adventure
20. El Calafate - Perito Moreno Alternative Glacier
21. Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego National Park
22. P. Montt / P. Natales - Patagonia Fjords 4D/3N
23. Puerto Varas - Osorno Volcano
24. Santiago - Bike City Trip
25. Atacama - Moon Valley Day Trip
26. Itacare - Prainha Day Tripo
27. Morro de Sao Paulo - Boat Adventure Ponta Coral
28. Recife - Porto de Galinhas
29. Fortaleza - Real Fortaleza Encounter Day Trip
30. Fortaleza - Jericoacoara Sand Dunes Adventure
31. Bogota - Bike City Day Trip
32. San Gil - Cueva del Indio
33. Cartagena - Mangrove Forest
34. Medellin - Pablo Escobar Encounter
35. Manizales - Coffee Experience 2D/1N
36. Guamote - Local Encounter 3D/2N
37. Montañita: Chillin’ & Surfin’ 3D/2N


 
1. Cuzco - Milhouse Backpackers & Hotel
  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!

Included:
1 Night Accommodation with Breakfast in Dorm.

Not Included:
Meals.

 

2. Quito - Cotopaxi Adventure Trip
  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 a well-deserved lunch on the mountain and admire Limpiopungo Lagoon before returning to Quito.

Included:
Roundtrip Transportation Quito - Cotopaxi, English Speaking Guide, Mountain Biking Trip down Cotopaxi Volcano, Box Lunch, Mountain Bike & Helmet.

Not Included:
Meals not specified in this itinerary, Tips.

 

3. Huaraz - Llanganuco Lagoon
  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 you can take a tour of the lake on boat, or sit back and relax while taking in the beautiful atmosphere.

Included:
Transportation, Spanish Speaking Guide, Entrance Fees.

Not Included:
Meals.

 

4. Paracas - Ballestas Islands Boat Tour
  Take a boat tour to see Peruvian boobies (native bird), penguins and abundant marine life. Check out the impressive Candelabra geoglyph, sea lions, Humboldt penguins, Peruvian pelicans as well as other impressive varieties of sea bird species. Feeling lucky? Watch the waters for dolphins.

Included:
2-hour boat tour, Bilingual Guide.

Not Included:
Meals.

 

5. Ica/Huacachina - Sand-Buggy & Sand-Boarding
  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 desert landscape and take photos in the golden twilight before racing back to Huacachina.

Included:
Buggy Ride, Sandboarding.

Not Included:
Entrance Fee to National Park ($2 usd).

 

6. Arequipa - Colca Canyon 2 Days / 1 Night
  Observe giant Andean condors and vicuña, colorful traditions and music. Get a taste for the unique flavors of the region by enjoying Andean cuisine and dancing with locals in traditional dress. Rise early to take a nature walk among steep majestic canyon walls and spend your evening relaxing at the therapeutic hot springs.

Included:
Bilingual Guide, 1 Night, Transportation, Breakfast.

Not Included:
Entrance to National Park (12 USD), Entrance to Thermal Springs (4 USD), Meals.

 

7. Cuzco - Sacred Valley Day Trip
  With an ideal climate and millions of opportunities to take amazing photos, this is a day trip that you cannot miss from Cuzco. Pass through the villages of Pisaq, Calca, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero to see ancient Inca archaeological sites and indigenous marketplaces with high quality alpaca wool products and handicrafts.

Included:
Transportation, Bilingual Guide.

Not Included:
Entrance Fee ($20 - 25 USD), Meals.

 

8. Puno - Amantani Homestay Experience 2D / 1N
  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 awe-inspiring views of Lago Titicaca and the Cordillera Real mountain range.

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

Not Included:
Lunch Day 2 ($7 USD), Tips for guide, Small gift for family.

 

9. Uyuni - Salt Flats & Desert Adventure 3D / 2N
  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 thermal hot-springs. Visit one of the world’s highest deserts and largest salt flats on this once-in-a-lifetime journey.

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

Not Included:
Entrance Fees ($25-$30 USD), Tips for Driver / Cook.

 

10. La Paz - La Paz Local City Encounter
 

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 you can see the real way of life in La Paz.

Included:
English Speaking Local Guide, 1 typical snack.

Not Included:
Fees for public transportation (approx. 30 Bs), extra snacks (30-70 Bs), drinks.

 

11. Pantanal - Pantanal Adventure 4 Days / 3 Nights
  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 surrounded by abundant flora and fauna in this spectacular region of Brazil.

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

Not Included:
Drinks.

 

12. Iguazu (Bra. or Arg.) - Day Trip to Argentina Falls
 

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 right to the edge of the Devil’s Throat and along a 4 kilometer stretch of panoramic waterfalls.

Included:
Transportation, Bilingual Guide, 3 Frontiers overlook stop.

Not Included:
Lunch, Entrance Fee to National Park (AR$170).

 

13. Paraty - Schooner Boat 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 your snorkel gear to discover the tropical marine life off of the rocky shorelines.

Included:
Boat Transportation with local boatmen.

Not Included:
Snorkel, Mask and Fins R$10, Lunch.

 

14. Rio de Janeiro - Favela Experience
 

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 people.

Included:
Transportation, Bilingual guide.

Not Included:
Lunch and Drinks.

 

15. Salta - Cafayate & Villages Day Trip
 

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 winery to learn the secrets of the region’s wine.

Included:
Transportation, Bilingual Guide.

Not Included:
Meals.

 

16. Buenos Aires - Tango Night Experience
 

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 interactive Tango Show in an intimate setting.

Included:
Transportation, Bilingual Tango Teacher, Tango dance lesson, Tango Show, 3 Course Dinner, All you can drink wine/drinks.

 

17. Mendoza - Wine Experience
 

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 tasting many different wines while enjoying the great atmosphere of the region.

Included:
Transportation, Bilingual local guide.

Not Included:
Lunch, Bottled Water.

 

18. Bariloche - Circuito Chico
 

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 to admire one of the most magnificent views of the region and grab a hot cocoa from the mountain top cafe.

Included:
Transportation, Bilingual guide.

Not Included:
Entrance fees ($10 USD)

 

19. Buzios - Catamaran Adventure
 

This is one wicked tour that beaches and tropical island lovers cannot miss. Glide over the magnificent Atlantic Ocean on a dreamy Catamaran. Soak up the energy of the sun, unwind on these world class beaches and snorkel to amazing reefs.

Included:
Snorkelling Equipment, Water, Soft Drinks, 1 Welcome Drink, 3 Swimming Stops.

Not Included:
Alcoholic Beverages, Snacks.

 

20. El Calafate - Perito Moreno Alternative Glacier
 

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 this majestic and massive sheet of ice.

Included:
Transportation, Bilingual Guide..

Not Included:
National Park entrance fee ($100 ARS for foreigners), Lunch, Navigation in front of the glacier.

 

21. Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego National Park
 

GVisit 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 archaeological ruins left behind by the ancient inhabitants of this distant land.

Included:
Transportation, Bilingual Guide, Meals & Drinks (Snacks/Picnic Lunch).

 

22. P. Montt / P. Natales - Patagonia Fjords 4D / 3N
 

Experience a cargo boat journey along the Chilean coast weaving in and out of the Patagonian Fjords where you will cross through narrow passes surrounded by massive mountain peaks. Along the way you can catch a glimpse of a glacier, icebergs floating nearby and possibly marine life like seals, dolphins and if you’re lucky, whales.

Included:
3 Nights Dorm Accommodation, All meals, Water.

Not Included:
Extra Drinks.

 

23. Puerto Varas - Osorno Volcano
 

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!

Included:
Transportation, Bilingual Guide.

Not Included:
Meals.

 

24. Santiago - Bike City Trip
 

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.

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

Not Included:
Meals.

 

25. Atacama - Moon Valley Day Trip
 

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.

Included:
Transportation, English Speaking Guide.

Not Included:
Lunch, Entrance Fee ($4 USD).

 

26. Itacare - Prainha Day Trip
 

Go on an interesting hike through an amazing stretch of Atlantic forest, crossing streams, waterfalls and enjoying splendid views from the top of the hill. Then relax and take a refreshing dip at the spectacular and mystical beach that is only accessible by boat or on foot.

Included:
Local guide for the walk/hike.

Not Included:
Personal expenses, drinks, meals.

 

27. Morro de Sao Paulo - Boat Adventure to Ponta do Coral
 

Explore the Brazil’s magnificent Atlantic beaches and islands. Snorkel in the splendid islands and take a scenic walk on the beaches, observe dolphins from a magnificent coastal fort and then excite your palate with some unique local delicacies.

Included:
Boat Tickets, Local Guide.

Not Included:
Snorkelling equipment, Lunch, Drinks.

 

28. Recife - Porto de Galinhas
 

See some of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil with crystalline blue water, colorful tropical fish and an eternal party atmosphere with tons of charm not to mention friendly and beautiful Brazilians.

Included:
Transportation and local guide during the tour.

Not Included:
Meals, drinks, personal expenses and optional activities.

 

29. Fortaleza - Real Fortaleza Encounter Day Trip
 

Visit some of the most beautiful towns and quaint beachside fishing communities just outside of Fortaleza surrounded by red-colored sand dunes, amazing cliffs and serene lakes. This encounter may include one of the following: Morro Branco or Praia Das Fontes, Lagoinha Day Trip or Cumbuco Dunes Day Trip.

Included:
Transportation, Local Guide.

Not Included:
Meals, Drinks, Optional Activities.

 

30. Fortaleza - Jericoacoara Sand Dunes Adventure 4D / 3N
 

Visit one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil to bask in the sun and pass by massive sand dunes and crystalline-water lakes on your way to Lagoa do Paraiso. Ride horses on the beach or simply spend all day relaxing in this true slice of paradise.

Included:
Roundtrip Transportation Fortaleza - Jericoacoara, 3 Nights Dorm Accommodation, 3 Breakfasts, Jericoacoara National Park Day Trip.

Not Included:
Meals, Drinks, Optional Activities.Entrance Fees, Lunches & Dinners, Drinks, Meals not specified in this itinerary.

 

31. Bogota - Bike City Day Trip
 

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:
Bicycle & Equipment, Bilingual Local Guide.

Not Included:
Hostel Pick-Up (Departure Point: Carrera 3 no. 12-72 La Candelaria, Bogota)

 

32. San Gil - Cueva del Indio
 

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.

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

Not Included:
Hostel pick-up and hostel drop-off (Meeting point: Carrera 10 no. 7-83, San Gil, Medellin).

 

33. Cartagena - Mangrove Forest
 

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.

Included:
Transportation, Canoes, Bilingual Guide.

Not Included:
Extra drinks, personal expenses.

 

34. Medellin - Pablo Escobar Encounter
 

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 the places that were connected to Escobar.

Included:
Transportation, English Speaking Guide.

Not Included:
Meals, Drinks.

 

35. Manizales - Coffee Experience 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.

Included:
Transportation, 1 Night Accommodation, Day 2 Breakfast, Guided Tour & Walk in Hacienda (Plantation & Hacienda), Use of Pool & Gardens.

Not Included:
Meals not specified in this itinerary (Typical Meal available for 10,000 COP).

 

36. Guamote - Local Encounter 3D/2N
 

Experience mountain biking through colorful indigenous villages in the beautiful mountains surrounding Guamote, Ecuador with panoramic views of the impressive Chimborazo Volcano. Get to know the helpful projects promoted by this foundation and if you feel inspired, stay a few extra days to help out!

Included:
2 Nights Dorm Accommodation, Meals 2B, 1L, 2D, Full Day Mountain Biking Trip with Bilingual Guide.

Not Included:
Meals not specified in this itinerary.

 

37. Montañita: Chillin’ & Surfin’ 3D/2N
 

Relax in paradise in the beach town of Montañita and learn to surf surrounded by warm and welcoming new friends. Party by night at your hostel and spend your days on the beach surfing, sunning yourself and eating delicious fresh seafood. What more could you ask for?

Included:
2 Nights Dorm Accommodation, 2-hour surfing lesson.

Not Included:
Meals.

 

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