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Crossing A Continent | ,04 2012

Lima to Rio using the Green Toad Bus

Lima to Rio using the Green Toad Bus

A common itinerary for visitors to South America is to cross the continent by flying into Lima and then out from Rio de Janeiro, and you can make this trip with the Green Toad Bus.

Example of how to get from Lima to Rio!

Lima to Rio Trip Photos

Although we do not have a product dedicated to this route, we do have a feature you can use while designing your trip on our website which allows you to string together some of the travel passes allowing you to make this trip using the Green Toads Bus backpacking network.

After designing your first travel pass from your starting city, just click on Continue Trip for a list of passes which can be added onto your first pass. Below is one example of a popular route you can create for get to Rio from Lima overland:

Start with the Inca Hop!

Lima to La Paz

The Inca Hop travel pass takes you from Lima to La Paz in Bolivia passing through Paracas, Huacachina, Cusco, Puno + Copacabana on lake Titicaca before finishing in La Paz.

Once you set how many days you wish to stay in each destination and added on any extra trips you can click-on the Continue Trip tab to see where you can travel next. Below you can see where to click for this information.

Inca Hop

Inca Hop

Travel Pass from Lima to La Paz via Paracas, Huacachina, Nazca, Cusco, Puno & Copacabana - Frequency: Daily Departures - Minimum No. of People: 1...


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Bolivia to Chile Travel Pass

Continue with the Bolivia to Chile Hop!

La Paz to San Pedro de Atacama

The Bolivia to Chile Hop takes you on an adventure through one of the most isolated and beautiful landscapes in South America, the Uyuni Salt Flats. From La Paz you bus it down to the small outpost town of Uyuni before embarking on a 3 day jeep tour which terminates with your transfer to San Pedro de Atacama in the north of Chile.

Next add the San Pedro to Iguazu Hop!

San Pedro to Foz do Iguacu

By continuing with the San Pedro to Iguazu Hop you cover a lot of distance starting in Chile and ending in Brazil. You will stop in the Northern Argentine city of Salta where you have a Guacho day of horses and Argentine BBQ, and also in Puerto Iguazu where we will take you to see the greatest water falls in the the world on our Argentine Falls day trip which ends with a transfer into Brazil!

San Pedro to Iguazu by bus
Bus it from Foz to Rio

Cruise into Rio on the Caipirinha Hop!

Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro

One of the many ways to get to Rio from Foz do Iguazu is by taking the Caipirinha Hop passing some of Southern Brazilīs costal highlights including Florianopolis, Sao Paulo, Paraty and Ilha Grande before your transfer to your accommodation in Rio de Janeiro.


Our recommended minimum time for a trip like this is around 38 days, but remember you can time the trip how you like adding days in places where you think you would like to spend more time, like Cusco for example where you can even Continue Trip adding our Inca Trail backpacking trip!

The above example is just one way you can use the Green Toad Bus travel planner to span the continent and we recommend you have a bit of fun by designing your own route. Just remember to start with a travel pass from your starting city, and click on Continue Trip to see where you can end up next!

Start in Lima
Ballestas Islands Included Activity from Paracas
Sandboarding in Huacachina
Uros Island Floating Reed Island Trip
Salt Flats from Uyuni
San Pedro de Atacama
Argentine BBQ in Salta
Argentine Falls Day Trip
Paraty Boat Trip


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