Wonders of South America

1 : Saturday – Arrival in Lima (-)

Upon arrival, our collaborators offer a welcoming reception and will transfer you to the hotel. A documentation kit, detailed program explanation plus luggage and hotel registration assistance is offered. Overnight in Lima.

 


2 : Sunday – City Tour: Colonial and Contemporary Lima & Larco Herrera Museum (B)

You will be driven to the Plaza Mayor, where you will appreciate the Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace and the City Hall. Then, you will visit the XVII century church and cloister of San Francisco, a world cultural heritage. The tour continues to the modern residential suburb of San Isidro and to downtown Miraflores, with it's Park of Love to enjoy a splendid view of the Pacific Ocean. Finally, drive to the Larco Herrera Museum, world's largest private collection of Peruvian pre-Columbian art that comprises approximately 45,000 pieces of gold, silver, ceramics, textiles, stone, wood, with unique pieces in each material and collected by the Peruvian archaeologist Rafael Larco Herrera. The museum is famed for its erotic pottery collection. Overnight in Lima.

 


3 : Monday – Cusco: City Tour, Sacsayhuaman and Nearby Ruins (B)

At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to take your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, reception by our representatives and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the morning is free to rest and get acclimatized to the altitude. In the afternoon, we will visit the Imperial City, living example of the mixture of the Andean and Spanish cultures. We start our trip visiting the Santo Domingo Convent, built over the Koricancha, and ancient Inca palace and main worship center of the Sun God. Later, we will stop at the Main Square, where you can find the Cathedral and the beautiful Church of La Compañía. Going on with the tour, we will visit the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, imposing sample of military Inca architecture which domains the city. Finally, we will take a look at the archaeological sites of Qenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay, located north east of the city. Overnight in Cusco.

 


4 : Tuesday - Sacred Valley of the Incas: Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo (B/L)

We will drive towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking the direct route to Pisac. We will stop on the way to have a classic view of the Urubamba valley, with crops dressing the mountains like carpets. We will arrive to the colorful market of Pisac, where we will have free time to interact with the local craftsmen, or to purchase their hand-made souvenirs. We will continue to the town of Urubamba for a buffet lunch. Finally, we will visit Ollantaytambo, attractive town of Inca origin with remarkable channels and stone streets. In its high part one rises to an impressive ceremonial center of cult to the water and a fortress that guarded the access to the inferior part of the valley. Overnight in Cusco.

 


5 : Wednesday - Machu Picchu: Machu Picchu

You will visit one of the most important energetic centers of the world: Machu Picchu. The excursion will be by

train and during the trip we will have an amazing view of the landscapes of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba. Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes, our representatives will assist you to board the bus which will take you to the citadel. It will be an unforgettable experience, where a professional tour guide will transmit us the history around this mysterious and charming place. After the guided tour, you will have free time to explore the zone on your own, relax and meditate. Lunch will be provided at "El Mapi" restaurant. In the afternoon, you will board the train that will take you back. On arrival, our collaborators will be waiting in the train station, from where we will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight in Cusco.

 


6 : Thursday – Departure to Puno – Andahuaylillas / Racchi / La Raya (B/L)

We will leave from the station to start our trip by bus to Puno, so you can enjoy the wonderful scenery of the South Valley of Cusco. We will visit Andahuaylillas, a town where a precious church from the 17th century boasts an amazing organ decorated with angels and cherubs. We will continue with a visit to the Racchi ruins, known as "The Temple of God Wiracocha". Lunch will be served in a restaurant on route. Stop at Pucara and then at La Raya, highest point on the road between Cusco and Puno, from where we will get excellent photo opportunities. The arrival to Puno is in the afternoon and then, you will be taken to your hotel. Overnight in Puno.

 


7 : Friday – Lake Titicaca – Floating Islands of the Uros (B)

You will go on to Uros Island, where the community kindly welcomes tourists, keeping their traditions alive, as well as their costumes and colorful typical dresses; these people are very skilled artisans and they show in every piece of work all the techniques developed for centuries. Overnight in Puno.

 


8 : Saturday - Sillustani Graves on the way – Departure to Lima (B)

At scheduled time you will be transferred to the airport, on the way, you will have a guided visit to the famous pre – inca tombs of Sillustani, located on the shores of the solitary Umayo Lagoon, these tombs or "Chullpas" with circular shaped towers were a cemetery for the religious leaders of Tiawanacu Culture, almost 2000 years ago. Upon arrival in Lima, our collaborators offer a welcoming reception and will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight in Lima.

 


9 : Sunday - Buenos Aires (B)

At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to take your flight to Buenos Aires. At arrival, reception and

transfer to you hotel. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

 


10 : Monday - Half Day City Tour in Buenos Aires (B)

Get acquainted with Buenos Aires during this tour highlighting the city's major neighborhoods and attractions. Among the points of interest you will see the Main Square Plaza de Mayo surrounded by the Casa Rosada (Presidential Headquarters Office), the Cabildo (Colonial Town Hall) and the Cathedral. You will also drive through the charming streets of San Telmo and down the colorful roads of La Boca, famous for its multicolor tin houses. Later, drive through elegant Barrio Norte on your way to the Recoleta Cemetery, an amazing aboveground cemetery lined with mausoleums and statues. Finally, visit Palermo and its magnificent mansions and parks. Overnight in Buenos Aires.

 


11 : Tuesday - Free Day – Explore the City on your Own! (B)

Day at leisure. Overnight in Buenos Aires.


12 : Wednesday - Iguassu: Visit the Argentinean Side of the falls (B)

At schedule time, transfer to the airport to take your fight to Iguassu. In the Northeast of Argentina a dense forest, inhabited by over 400 different varieties of birds, marks one of the most beautiful landscapes of the world, Iguazu Falls. It is here that Iguazu River hurls itself down to a rocketed in 257 falls over 70 meters high. Crashing at the bottom the water shatters to a fine spray which, rising up forms a multitude of rainbows. Visit one of the wonders of the world. Catwalks and observatories will let us enjoy the magnificent falls, one of the wonders of the world, which culminates in the impressive Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat), where the Iguazu River crashes down almost 80 meters offering a breathtaking experience. Overnight in Iguassu.


13 : Thursday - Visit the Brazilian Side of the falls / Rio de Janeiro (B)

Departure in vehicle heading to the National Park of the Brazilian Falls. The tour starts with a visit to the Main Center of the park, where the participants will have the opportunity to get some hints about the local ecosystem. From there the tour follows with a walking time through the most important track of the park where the participants could enjoy an astonishing view of the waterfalls. From the local belvedere the participants will have a privileged sight of the both parks of the waterfalls, Return to the main point via the panoramic elevator. At schedule time, transfer to the airport to take your flight to Rio de Janeiro. At arrival, meet and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.

 


14 : Friday - Rio de Janeiro (B)

Half day Corcovado Tour
Leaving the hotel and driving up the participants to Cosme´s Velho district to the station of the cog-wheel train of the Corcovado Mountain. On the way up, the participants will arrive at the statue of the Christ Reedemer, placed in the Corcovado mountain top at 710 meters high. This giant statue of 40 meters high and with 1.100 tones of weight, known all over the world, have the best view of the city, with full 360 degrees vision of the Ocean, the surrounding beaches, the city downtown and the Guanabara Bay . Return to the hotel along the seashore avenues of Copacabana an Ipanema beaches.

Half day Sugar Loaf Tour
Pão de Açucar (The Sugar Loaf), another classical postcard of Rio de Janeiro, is a mandatory spot to visit. The city tour will allow you to see some important structures in the central downtown. After this, the tour continues its way passing by the seashore avenues of the Flamengo and Botafogo beaches, just before finally arriving at the Praia Vermelha cable car station, the initial spot to ascend the Sugar Loaf. The cable car rolls over strong iron cables, tracked by a cogwheel system, and has a 70 paxs capacity. The ascent is made in two stages. The first from Praia Vermelha to the Urca´s Station, and then from Urca to the Sugar Loaf´s top (at 396 meters). At the top, the view of the center downtown, beaches and the meeting of Guanabara´s bay and the ocean waters is simply superb. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.


15 : Saturday - International Departure (B)

At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to take your international departure flight.



  • 03 nights accomodation in Lima

  • 03 nights accomodation in Cusco

  • 02 nights accomodation in Puno

  • 03 nights accomodation in Buenos Aires

  • 01 night accomodation in Iguassu

  • 02 nights accomodation in Rio de Janeiro

  • Meals mentioned as per itinerary

  • Half day colonial and contemporary Lima & Larco Herrera Museum

  • Half day Cusco city tour and nearby archaeological sites.

  • Full Day Pisac Market & Ollantaytambo

  • Excursion to Machu Picchu by train with lunch at El Mapi included

  • Full day road trip to Puno. Visit Andahuaylillas, Racchi and La Raya on the way

  • Half Day Uros Island.

  • Sillustani on route and flight to Lima.

  • Half day Buenos Aires city tour

  • Visit the Argentinean side of the falls

  • Visit the Brazilian side of the falls.

  • Half day Sugar Loaf tour & Half day Corcovado tour.

Night Tour – Dinner & Tango Show at La Ventana - US$ 104* per person - Minimum 2 passengers - REGULAR SERVICES The various Tango Houses, located in San Telmo, offer the possibility of admiring all qualities of tango in its different expressions. First category of tango dancers and singers as well as a tango orchestras, will let you enjoy and feel this particular Buenos Aires music at its utmost while having a wonderful dinner. Andean music, as well as typical argentine folk music, will also be performed to fulfill your expectations. Born around 1880, the tango was the vulgar dance and music of the capital's "arrabales" or lower class neighborhoods, blending gaucho verse with Spanish and Italian music. Full Day Gaucho at Santa Susana (beverages included) - US$ 139* per person - Minimum 2 passengers - REGULAR SERVICES This is a visit to a typical "estancia" of the Argentine wet pampas, one of the most fertile natural prairies of the world and famous for its meat and cereal production. The guest will be received with "empanadas", "asado", good Argentine wines, and will be able to enjoy folkloric songs, dances and show of Creole. Enjoy the flavour of our "pampas" at a touristy ranch located 110 km away from down-town Buenos Aires. You will be welcomed with meat pies (typical "empanadas"), a glass of wine or juices by the owners and served an argentine B.B.Q. After lunch, a folkloric Gaucho's Show will be performed and you will have the possibility of appreciating the typical "Ring Race" (Carrera de Sortijas) or ride on horseback. Regular Venue at the Ranch – Transfers could be private or regular. Rio by night with dinner and show at Plataforma - US$ 174* per person - Minimum 2 passengers - REGULAR SERVICES After dining at a typical Brazilian "Churrascaria" (barbecue restaurant), featuring a great variety of meats and a colorful salad bar, we head to the most famous samba show theater in Rio de Janeiro to enjoy an unforgettable performance of Brazilian Samba and folklore. An experience into the magical world of Brazilian Carnival wrapped in the colors and the sounds of exotic percussion instruments.

Exclusions:

Any air fare or train fare. Peak Season Surcharges. All items of personal nature, tips, entry fees, optional tours, beverages, telephone Charges, laundry. Any natural calamity which is beyond the control of the tour operator. Anything not mentioned in "Package Includes".

Disclaimer:

Cost per person on twin sharing basis. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms and conditions apply.