South America

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14 Nights / 15 Days

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Day 1: - Rio de Janeiro
  • On arrival to the airport of Rio de Janeiro, you will be received and transferred to the hotel where you will spend the night.
  • Overnight at Rio de Janeiro
Day 2: - Rio de Janeiro
  • Depart from the hotel after breakfast to visit the most famous landmarks of the city and see the natural beauty of Rio de Janeiro from up above. After a scenic drive along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, passengers arrive at the bottom of the Corcovado Hill. Embark on a comfortable train that ascends the mountain, where the statue of Christ the Redeemer is located 2,300 ft above sea level.

The Christ statue, known as the “wonder of Rio”, was recently elected one of the 7 "New Wonders of the World". Upon arrival at the top, guests can use the panoramic elevators or escalators to arrive at the foot of the statute. There, passengers can enjoy a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro and discover why it is called the "Marvelous City".

  • Afterwards, descend the mountain and stop for a delicious lunch

Over a million tourists each year visit the world famous Pão de Açúcar, (Sugar Loaf Mountain), which has become an iconic symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Rising up from a small peninsula at the entrance of Guanabara Bay, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of a concentrated, refined sugar loaf. The journey to the top is made in glass cable-cars. The first cable-car takes passengers to the top of Urca Hill, which rises 215 meters above sea level and offers spectacular views of the entire bay and its surrounding islands. From Urca Hill, passengers continue in a second cable-car to the top of Sugar Loaf which rises 395 meters above sea level and offers a 360 degree view of the entire city including Botafogo and Copacabana Beaches, Corcovado Mountain and downtown Rio de Janeiro.

  • Return to hotel and accommodation
  • Overnight at Rio de Janeiro

Activity of the Day

 Exc. to Corcovado and Sugar Loaf (Private - 7 hours)

Day 3:- Rio de Janeiro - Foz do Iguassu
  • At the coordinated time, transfer to take a flight to Iguassu Falls, one of the most spectacular falls in the world.
  • The Iguassu River plunges into a gorge of over 275m along 4 km completely surrounded by a dense tropical forest. 
  • On arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel.
  • Overnight at Foz do Iguassu
Day 4: - Foz do Iguassu
  • In the morning, you will visit the Brazilian side of the Iguassu Falls. The falls are located 24 kilometers away from downtown Foz do Iguassu.
  • On arrival you’ll enter the Visitors Centre of the falls, where one can find exhibits of Iguassu Falls photographs, a souvenir shop and any necessary facilities.After passing through the Centre, you may now continue into towards the falls.
  • Overnight
Day 5:- Foz do Iguassu - Lima
  • In the morning, you will visit the Argentinean side of Iguassu. Cross the “Fraternity Bridge”, a bridge measuring 480 meters in length and built by both countries in 1985.
  • The bridge was built approximately 20km downstream from the waterfalls and about 2km upstream from the Iguassu and the Parana rivers, where visitors can enjoy the view of "The Three Borders" of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. After, you will continue to the airport to board your international flight to Lima City.
  • Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel.
  • Overnight at Lima.
Day 6: - Lima
  • In the morning, you will visit colonial Lima, the Cathedral, located in the Main Square, it is in the same place as the original building of 1555. After the earthquake in 1746, the Cathedral was rebuilt on the same site under the direction of Jesuit priest Juan Rehr. Both its facade and interior are austere with its remarkable wooden choir stalls, altars and the tomb of Francisco Pizarro, who died in 1541.
  • Later, you will visit the Church of San Francisco, its convent, Art Museum, cloisters and catacombs.
  • Afterwards, you will have a panoramic view of the Main Square with the Government Palace, the Municipal Hall, the “Desamparados” Train Station, and finally you will drive through the old streets, where you will have a spectacular view of traditional mansions and Moorish style balconies. You will then continue through classic and modern Lima.
  • Finally, you will enjoy an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Overnight at Lima.
Day 6: - Lima
  • In the morning, you will visit colonial Lima, the Cathedral, located in the Main Square, it is in the same place as the original building of 1555. After the earthquake in 1746, the Cathedral was rebuilt on the same site under the direction of Jesuit priest Juan Rehr. Both its facade and interior are austere with its remarkable wooden choir stalls, altars and the tomb of Francisco Pizarro, who died in 1541.
  • Later, you will visit the Church of San Francisco, its convent, Art Museum, cloisters and catacombs.
  • Afterwards, you will have a panoramic view of the Main Square with the Government Palace, the Municipal Hall, the “Desamparados” Train Station, and finally you will drive through the old streets, where you will have a spectacular view of traditional mansions and Moorish style balconies. You will then continue through classic and modern Lima. Finally, you will enjoy an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Overnight at Lima.
Day 7: – Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley
  • In the morning you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Cusco.
  • On arrival, you will be driven overland to the Sacred Valley and to the archaeological complex of Pisac, a journey which will take approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes. On the way you will stop on route to take some pictures, and admire the Pucara Bulls on the roofs of Andean houses. These small bulls are thought to be amulets that bring wealth to each family who owns them; they are usually given as gifts on weddings.
  • On arrival to the archaeological complex of Pisac, you will begin our tour of the site, during the course of our hike around this area; appreciate the magnificent Andean terraces, which were built to expand the agriculture lands. After we will visit the artisan market of Pisac a colorful local event that over the centuries has attracted local traders and remote communities from all over the valley, dressed in their traditional and colorful costumes, enjoy the opportunity to interact with local people, appreciate their craftsmanship, handicrafts and local fruit and vegetable stalls.
  • After completion of the tour you will be returned to your hotel.
  • Overnight at Sacred Valley.
Day 8: – Sacred Valley
  • Today you will visit Chinchero, a small traditional village located on the way to Urubamba from Cusco. At Chinchero you will visit a traditional weaving workshop were you will be given a very interesting presentation on how the local artisans use natural products such as various plants, minerals and even insects, to obtain the varied selection of colors used to dye their textiles.  Additionally, there will be some time to visit Chinchero Market (only on Sundays), and the towns Colonial Church.
  • After, move on to the Maras Salt Mines. These Salt Mines have been used since long before the Inca times. The extraction method employed involves using an ancient drying process, whereby saltwater, flowing from an underground stream, is left in thousands of wells until it has evaporated, leaving behind only the salt, which is then ready to be sold or exchanged for provisions.
  • Next, continue towards the Archaeological Site of Moray, these unusual Inca constructions, mostly consisting of several enormous terraced circular depressions, have been built in such a way that the temperature difference from the highest and the lowest terrace can be of up to 10 °C. Moray seems to have been an Inca agricultural experiment station to adapt crops to different microclimates.
  • Leaving Moray, head to Urubamba, one of the Sacred Valleys biggest in towns for lunch and then continue to Ollantaytambo. After traveling for 25 minutes, you will reach the town of Ollantaytambo, which has a distinct Inca urban planning. Visit the religious, astronomical and military complex and observe how ancient Peruvians moved boulders of nearly 60 metric tons from one mountain to another across the river and valley.
  • Finally, return to your hotel.
  • Overnight at Sacred Valley.
Day 9:– Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Cusco
  • In the morning, you will be transferred to the train station to board the First Class train to Aguas Calientes, a small town located below Machu Picchu. You will enjoy a spectacular train journey crossing valleys, mountains and typical communities. The altitude will descend to 1,900 m.a.s.l. crossing from the sierra to the cloud forests.
  • Upon arriving at Aguas Calientes, reception at the train station and transfer to the bus station to board your regular bus uphill to Machu Picchu (approximately 20 minutes).
  • This stone citadel, located 112 km from Cusco, was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. The citadel was built on a very special spot covered in vegetation between two mountains: the Machu Picchu (old mountain) and Huayna Picchu (young mountain), at the foot of which meanders the Urubamba or Vilcanota River (lower Jungle featuring abundant flora and fauna). At your arrival you will take the tour of the Sanctuary.
  • In the afternoon, return to Aguas Calientes to board your First Class train back to Cusco.
  • On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Cusco.
Day 10: - Cusco
  • In the morning you will be collected up from your hotel in order to begin your City Tour, visiting Cusco’s Historical Inca and Spanish Colonial Monuments, such as the Main Square, known in Inca times as Huacaypata or the Warrior’s Square; it was the scene for many key events in Cusco’s history.Then onto the  Cathedral, originally built on the site of the old temple of Suntur Wasi (House of God), now the church of El Triunfo, a particular interest are the choir cloisters, the pulpit, the engravings on the altar and furniture.  Continue onto the Church and Convent of Santo Domingo, a Spanish construction belonging to the Dominican Order built upon the foundations of the Inca temple of Koricancha or Temple of the Sun.
  • Koricancha (in quechua, site of gold) was the main religious building of the Incas dedicated to the worship of the Sun and whose walls, according to the chroniclers, were plated with sheets of gold. Magnificent blocks of finely carved stone were used in its construction.
  • After, you will visit the surrounding ruins of the city of Cusco: Sacsayhuamán, this huge Inca fortress is built on three overlapping platforms, each of them over 360 m long. Then, onto Tambomachay, known as the Inca baths. It was apparently a site dedicated to the worship of water and a resting place for the Inca monarch and Kenko, which was said to have been a worship site. There is a huge 5, 9 m high stone block that looks like a puma. There are also passages, canals and stairways with stone engravings representing animals.
  • Finally, Puca Pucará, which was an administrative and military centre formed by terraces, stairways, passages, turrets and vaulted niches.
  • Finally you will return to your hotel. Overnight at Cusco.
Day 11:- Cusco - Puerto Maldonado - Reserva Amazonica
  • In the morning you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport to board your flight to Puerto Maldonado.
  • On your arrival to Puerto Maldonado, your local guide will pick you up at the airport. Begin to experience the enchantment of the rainforest as you take a 45-minute boat ride along the Madre de Dios River, to arrive at Reserva Amazonica lodge.
  • After a short briefing, settle into your beautiful cabaña and enjoy your lunch in the dining room. Take a siesta, share a refreshing tea time and get ready for the afternoon excursion.
  • On your first day, your local guide will recommend a walk along the Trail system, into the Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica natural area, where you will discover the Amazon Basin. This trail offers an excellent introduction to the forest environment, winding past impressive trees such as the Shihuahuaco, and the strangely beautiful strangler fig, offering excellent opportunities for bird watching and observing exotic insects.
  • Your guide will also recommend, on the first night, to participate on a Twilight River excursion, a guided afternoon boat ride on the Madre de Dios river. Witness the transformation from a diurnal to a nocturnal world: animals and birds of the daytime give way to species specially adapted to the night.
  • As you enjoy their paradise, you will learn about their habits, while you search for nightjars, owls, capybaras and up to three different caiman species.
  • Enjoy dinner served in the main dining room from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • After dinner, you may retire early to your own cabana, or share your experience of life in the rainforest with other guests and interpreters, as you listen to the intriguing sounds of the jungle at night.
  • Overnight
Day 12:- Reserva Amazonica
  • Rest in bed or rise early. Breakfast begins at 5:30 a.m., for those who want to avoid the heat, and enjoy nature at its fullest. A full buffet breakfast is served from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. This morning you may visit the Lake Sandoval excursion into the Tambopata National Reserve. Glide in a wooden canoe, across a beautiful, mirror-like oxbow lake that is home to the endangered giant river otter, as well as red howler monkeys, red-bellied macaws, anacondas, side-neck turtles and black caimans.
  • Return to the lodge for lunch.
  • After lunch, consider the remarkable Canopy Walkway. Ascending the first tower, 29 meters above the forest ground, you begin your encounter with the treetop realm. For more than a quarter of a mile, you will literally walk through the rainforest canopy on a suspension bridge network linking eight observation platforms. During this hour-and-a-half expedition, be on the lookout for colorful toucans, woodpeckers, trogons, monkeys, and sloths.
  • If you wish you may extend your excursion and appreciate the sunset from one of the towers. The excursion finishes by returning to the lodge. Once at the lodge, enjoy the daily nature presentation in the Ecomedia Center.
  • Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m.
  • Overnight
Day 13: - Reserva Amazonica – Lima – Buenos Aires
  • Enjoy a full breakfast before departure. A 45-minute return trip by boat on the Madre de Dios River takes you to Puerto Maldonado; then you will be transferred to the airport where you take your flight to Lima.
  • On arrival at Lima, you will be connected with your flight to Buenos Aires.
  • Upon arrival, you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel, where you will spend the night
Day 14: - Buenos Aires
  • Embark on a city of Buenos Aires in the morning.
  • See the symbol of Buenos Aires: the obelisk. Visit multiple squares such as Plaza de Mayo, Plaza San Martín, and Plaza Congreso. Pass through avenues such as Corrientes, Mayo and 9 de Julio among others.
  • See the historical neighborhoods like la Boca, San Telmo and Montserrat.
  • Enjoy the elegant neighborhoods such as Palermo and Recoleta as well.
  • View the modern area of Puerto Madero. Lezama and Tres de Febrero parks will also be visited.
  • Finish off the city tour by seeing the soccer stadium before ending at the financial and commercial areas of Buenos Aires. You will be given some free time in the evening to further explore this exciting city.
Day 15: - Buenos Aires - Home
  • At a coordinated time in the morning you will be transferred to the airport to board your international flight home.

  • Private Tours
  • Transfers in private
  • First Class Train to/From Machu Picchu
  • Entrance fees
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meals as specified & Accommodation

  • Services not specified in the program, extras and tips
  • National Flight tickets
  • Insurance coverage of personal loss, injury, illness or damages incurred during your trip
  • Personal laundry, dry cleaner, telephone charges
  • Room service and mini Bar
  • Local and International airport taxes
  • GST 9%

HOTEL DETAILS

  • Rio De Janeiro - Porto Bay
  • Foz do Iguassu - Continental Inn
  • Lima - Casa Andina Private
  • Sacred Valley - Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel
  • Sacred Valley - Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel
  • Cusco - Novotel
  • Puerto Maldonado - Reserva Amazonica
  • Buenos Aires - Novotel