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Introducing the New South America Coast to Coast Tour
Get to know South America on our new 37-day itinerary!

I started working at SouthAmerica.travel after taking an extended trip with a friend. We traveled overland wherever we could, largely avoiding airports. This allowed us to take in the epic landscapes and traditional villages which make South America worth exploring. That trip changed my life for the better, and I am excited to finally share this itinerary with others!

For those looking to really do South America, our Coast to Coast Tour is the way to go. This tour begins at the desert coastline of the Pacific, traverses the mighty Andes mountain range, spans four countries, and ends on the beaches of the Atlantic. More in-depth than the average two-week vacation, a longer trip provides a more immersive experience, and visiting several countries allows a traveler to understand what makes each one unique.

Please note that this trip is best suited to the moderately fit and adventurous. However, we can further customize until it fits your needs.

Along the way you will learn about ancient history, visit contrasting cultures, view tropical wildlife, world-class art and architecture, taste unique wines, photograph unforgettable waterfalls, ride in scenic gondolas, ride mountainous railways, cruise aboard a catamaran, appreciate delicious cuisines, peruse handicraft markets, enjoy an evening of sultry tango, hike along Incan pathways, step through lunar moonscapes, and relax on beaches with some free time to reflect upon it all.

Here are three highlights included in the Coast to Coast Tour:

Amazon

The Amazon Rainforest - Coast to Coast TourIf you’re at least mildly interested in wildlife, a visit to the Amazon rainforest is a big highlight of this itinerary. Several days in the jungle allows you to catch the action at dawn when the oropendolas (weaver birds) belt out their signature songs. During the daytime, you can search by canoe for giant river otters and other unique animals, and step out after dark to spot the creatures of the night. I visited Refugio Amazonas when it first opened, and have been impressed ever since with the balance they strike between comfortable lodging and placing a strong focus on the rainforest itself.   

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Uyuni

Uyuni Bolivia - Coast to Coast Tour A steam engine lost in the desert, staring out across a flat expanse of salt. This is but one facet of the remote, alien landscapes scattered across southwest Bolivia. Several days exploring around Uyuni is an essential experience while journeying across South America. Formed by an ancient lake which escaped its shores, there is simply nothing else like this anywhere on the planet. As a bonus, you can cross overland into northern Argentina where you will reunite with civilization in the charming city of Salta.

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Punta del Este

Punta del Este - Coast to Coast Tour Spending some free time on the beach is the best way to end a long trip. Uruguay’s coastline is dotted with dunes, and the beaches around Punta del Este can be experienced in a number of ways. For those in search of luxury, the main peninsula offers everything from shimmering resorts for sun worshipers to properties tucked away from the crowds and boasting intriguing architecture. For those with simple tastes, there are peaceful hotels and bungalows with views of the sea. Take day trips to charming Cabo Polonio, and the famous sculpture art found at the Pablo Atchugarry Museum.

Finally, indulge in some well-deserved R&R, and think back over the amazing trip you’ve had as you gaze out at those Uruguayan sunsets.


Interested in booking the South America Coast to Coast Tour?

Contact us directly and let us customize this trip however you see fit! Discover the beautiful continent of South America.

Coast to Coast Tour

Tye Rogerson

Tye grew up in Santa Barbara, but has lived in Seattle long enough to consider the northwest home. He earned his degree in Environmental Studies at the University of Washington. An early trip to Peru piqued his curiosity, and a spate of globe trotting soon followed, with a ski trip to Italy and voluntouring in Ecuador during his college years. Since then, Tye has worked in England, Wales and Australia, filmed a documentary in Greece and hitchhiked around Iceland. Returning to South America, he traveled over-land through every country in the continent, from Chile to French Guiana while writing a long-form travel blog about each place. His top three destinations are Rio during Carnival, going anywhere in Bolivia, and exploring Tayrona National Park on Colombia’s Caribbean coastline. He recently returned from a trip around the Indian Ocean, writing about Sri Lanka, the Seychelles, Madagascar, and other island nations. Tye looks forward to speaking with you about making your own trip to South America a reality.You can email Tye and read his blog posts, which feature some of his favorite locations.
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