Our Grand Tour of South America

in 3½ big bus journeys

With highlights, best hotels and best meals


Grand tour of South America

Country Places No. Date
Venezuela Caracas - Simon Bolivar's house 2 Oct 2003
Colombia Cartagena - Casa Santa Ana hotel, Castellana restaurant, Marzola Parilla grill, historic old town 3 Oct 2015

Villa de Leyva - Casa Terra hotel, El Rincon Gourmet restaurant, historic old town 3 Oct 2015

Bogota - Hotel Regina, Andres DC restaurant, Zona Rosa shopping district 3 Oct 2015

Popayan - Camino Real hotel, La Cosecha Parilla restaurant, historic old town 3 Oct 2015

Silvia - indigenous people's market 3 Oct 2015

Pasto, border town 3 Oct 2015
Ecuador Otavalo - indigenous people's market 3 Oct 2015

The equator 3 Oct 2015

Quito - La Boca restaurant, chocolate factory in the old town 3 Oct 2015

Cuenca - hotel Vieja Mansion, Novocentro restaurant, historic old town, zoo 3 Oct 2015
Peru Trujillo, colonial town 3 Oct 2015

Lima - Antigua Miraflores hotel, Rosa Nautica restaurant 2,
3
Oct 2003,
Oct 2015

Nazca - the lines 2 Oct 2003

Arequipa - colonial town 2 Oct 2003

Cusco - central square, stone walls 2 Oct 2003

Aguas Callientes, for Machu Picchu 2 Oct 2003

Machu Picchu, one of our 'seven wonders' and the climb up Huaynu Picchu 2 Oct 2003

Puno - Lake Titicaca, Yavari steam ship 2,
3
Oct 2003,
Oct 2015
Bolivia Copacabana, Lake Titicaca 3 Oct 2003

La Paz - Boutique el Consulado hotel, La Tranquera restaurant, English Pub, Rodriguez market 3 Oct 2015

Sucre - Capital Plaza hotel, Grand hotel, Joy Ride café, historic old town 3 Oct 2015

La Quiaca, Bolivia-Argentina border 3 Oct 2015
Chile Arica 2 Oct 2003

San Pedro de Atacama, desert town 2 Oct 2003

Santiago 1 Oct 2002
Argentina Mendoza 1 Oct 2002

Cordoba 1 Oct 2002

Salta - Colonial hotel, Hotel el Pasaje, Posada de los Nubes, Casa Moderna deli, José Balcarce restaurant, Café del Tiempo, old colonial houses, municipal market, day trips to canyons and vineyards with llamas and condors 1,2, 3 2002, 2003, 2015
Paraguay Asuncion, capital city 1 Oct 2002
Brazil Foz d'Iguacu - San Rafael hotel, Iguacu waterfall (one of our 'seven wonders') 1 Oct 2002
Argentina again Iguacu - Sheraton hotel, more of the waterfall 1 Oct 2002

San Ignacio, Jesuit mission station 1 Oct 2002

Posadas, abandoned steam trains 1 Oct 2002
Uruguay Fray Bentos - meat packing museum 1 Oct 2002

Colonia - historic town, La Mission hotel, La Florida restaurant 1 Oct 2002

Montevideo - Crystal Palace hotel, port market (restaurants) 1 Oct 2002
Argentina again Buenos Aires - Hotel de la Paix, Victory hotel, Obelisco Centre Suites, La Estancia, Museo del Jamon, Grants buffet, Valerio black beer restaurant, Puerto Madero waterside restaurants, La Boca district, Evita's pink palace, street entertainers, tango show, Bolivian carnival 1,2, 3 2002, 2003, 2015

Mar del Plata - Hermitage hotel, Trenque Lauquen restaurant, sea-lions 2 Oct 2003
French Guiana Cayenne - pizza at Les Palmistes 4 Oct 2016

St Laurent de Moroni 4 Oct 2016
Suriname Paramaribo - De Waag restaurant, Fort Zeelandia 4 Oct 2016
Guyana Georgetown - Cara Lodge hotel 4 Oct 2016


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