Group - Discovery

Jacana: Crossing the continent

19 days from £4,226pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Peru / Lake Titicaca / Bolivia / Paraguay / Iguazu Falls / Brazil

  • Maras
  • Arequipa
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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.

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  • 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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What our clients say

  • Excellent professional service both before and during the holiday. Would certainly recommend Journey Latin America as a company to discover South America with.

    EW, Weston-Super-Mare
  • I found the trip most enjoyable and very thoughtfully arranged to maximise our experience - I have no complaints at all about the trip and found it extremely enjoyable. Our…

    CW, Newcastle
  • Many good memories - arriving at Macchu Picchu was something we had wanted to do for many years, so was probably the most memorable.

    CA, Wembley
  • One of the most memorable moments was walking up to Machu Picchu and revealed itself in front of us!!! The places we went to eat at were advised by the…

    MN, Wantage
  • Jam packed itinerary with so many great places and sights in such a short time! Iguacu Falls, Rio, La Paz, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu- it really had it all.…

    LM, London
  • Overall it was a wonderful trip with an exceptional tour leader assisted by excellent local guides and drivers. We left with memories that will last a lifetime.

    GC, Fortrose
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Our Expert's Opinion

Jacana is the ideal tour to join for first timers to South America. I led it 18 years ago! Travelling from Peru to Brazil, you'll not only witness awe-inspiring landscapes but also some of the continent's biggest attractions and less known spots such as Paraguay!

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Laura Rendell-Dunn Product & Marketing With her Brazilian mother and Anglo-Peruvian husband, trilingual Laura has an insight into Latin America of rare depth and passion, making her the ideal spokesperson for all the region has to offer.

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  • Sophie
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

  • Chris
    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.

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    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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    Sally Dodge - Travel Expert

    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

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    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
    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.

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