Group - Discovery
Jacana: Crossing the continent
(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)
Overview & Highlights
A panoramic group tour from the Andes through the South American heartland to the Atlantic Ocean in Brazil. Includes the Inca heritage of Peru, the icy peaks and plains of Bolivia, remote Paraguay and the epic Iguazú Falls.
An epic journey that traverses this diverse continent from the Pacific to the Atlantic in just under three exhilarating weeks. Landscapes of infinite variety unfold before you; The dramatic peaks of the Andes, and the shimmering lakes and bleak beauty of the altiplano eventually give way to sultry forests and wide, white-sand beaches. The human story is no less captivating; histories are preserved in the magnificent Inca temples and glorious colonial architecture, and the bustling villages and markets offer an insight into contemporary ways of life. The trip begins in Lima and quickly moves onto Cusco, the capital of the Inca empire, and a visit to the awe inspiring ruins of Machu Picchu. Cross the saphire waters of Lake Titicaca into Bolivia, before venturing into little known, atmospheric Paraguay.You continue onto the thundering Iguazú Falls, and the trip finishes in Rio de Janeiro, a spellbinding city in a peerless location, sandwiched between steep forested mountains and the Atlantic.
- Lima: walking tour of colonial centre
- Machu Picchu: guided tour of the ruins
- Sacred Valley: guided tour
- Cusco: guided city tour
- Lake Titicaca: Uros Islands
- Lake Titicaca: boat trip to Sun Island
- La Paz: city tour
- Iguazú: Iguazú Falls (Brazilian and Argentine sides)
- Rio: city tour, Sugarloaf and Corcovado mountain
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Fly to Lima, Peru, arriving the same day.
Overnight at your hotel in Lima.
Fly to Cusco.
Guided tour of Cusco and the surrounding sites.
Full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley, overnight there.
Train to Machu Picchu, guided tour. Overnight in nearby village.
Optional re-entry to the Inca site. Return by train and bus to Cusco.
Day at leisure in Cusco.
Scenic bus ride to Puno.
Visit the Uros Islands and travel to Copacabana, Bolivia.
Boat trip to Sun Island and overland to La Paz.
Guided tour of La Paz and optional visit to Tiwanaku.
Fly to Asuncion, Paraguay.
By road into Argentina and visit the Iguazu Falls.
Visit the Brazilian side of the falls and fly onto Rio de Janeiro.
Guided tour of the city including Sugarloaf Mountain.
Further exploration of Rio including Corcovado Mountain.
Depart for international flight or extension.
UK clients arrive home the following day.
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Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert
Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.