Essential Of South America
Lima - Cusco - Machu Picchu - La Paz - Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls - Río de Janeiro
1st Jan to 31st Aug 2022
£3,455 / $4,320
£625 / $780
*Price per person based on twin/double share
DAY 1: LIMA.
Arrive Lima. Time at leisure to explore (optional excursions available to book).
DAY 2: LIMA (B).
Morning tour of the city taking in the modern and colonial parts of Lima, the City of Kings. Afternoon at leisure (optional excursions available to book).
DAY 3: LIMA - CUSCO - AGUAS CALIENTES (B).
Fly to Cusco. Upon arrival tour through the city seeing sights including the main square, the Cathedral, and the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman. Afternoon head to Ollaytantambo, then taking the train to Aguas Calientes.
DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO (B, L).
Depart towards Machu Picchu Ruins. In the “Ciudadela “, visit the Intipunku (Sun’s Gate), the Inca Bridge, and the Wayna Picchu (subject to availability). After lunch return by train and bus to Cusco.
DAY 5: CUSCO - PUNO (B, L).
Travelling to Puno, pass Raya, considered “The Sistine Chapel of the Americas” and the highest point of the road between Puno and Cusco. Visit the Ruins of Racchi to view the Temple of Wiracocha (God Sun of the Incas) and the Museum of Pucara. After lunch continue to Puno,
DAY 6: PUNO - HUATAJATA (B, L).
Depart towards Copacabana to visit the Cathedral and the “Indian Virgin”, a most important pilgrimage centre for Bolivians and Peruvians. Board the hydrofoil to visit Moon Island. Continue towards Sun Island for lunch. Continue to Huatajata, stopping at the Ecoladea and Altiplano Museum.
DAY 7: HUATAJATA - LA PAZ (B).
Visit the archaeological site of Tiwanaku. Continue to La Paz and on arrival enjoy an aerial view of the city from the local cable car. Afternoons visit the city and Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) and find clay deposits which resemble the moon`s surface.
DAY 8: LA PAZ - BUENOS AIRES (B).
Fly to Buenos Aires. Time at leisure to explore the city. (optional excursions available to book).
DAY 9: BUENOS AIRES (B).
Panoramic tour of the city, exploring its most relevant landmarks: Plaza de Mayo, La Boca and finishing in Recoleta.
DAY 10: BUENOS AIRES (B).
Time at leisure to explore the city (optional excursions available to book).
DAY 11: BUENOS AIRES - PUERTO IGUAZÚ (B).
Fly to Iguazú. Afternoon trip to the Argentinian side of Iguazú Falls. Visit Garganta del Diablo, The Upper and The Lower Trails. In the afternoon book the optional Great Adventure trip, a boat and walking tour in the jungle.
DAY 12: FOZ DO IGUAÇU - RIO DE JANEIRO (B).
Visit Foz do Iguaçu, the Brazillian side of the falls appreciating the panoramic view and the full arc of the falls. Fly to Rio de Janeiro.
DAY 13: RIO DE JANEIRO (B).
Take in a tour city tour covering its most famous landmarks, including the statue of Chris the Redeemer giving a panoramic view of the marvellous city. Following lunch visit Sugar Loaf. Take to the top in two stages by cable car. At 395 meters enjoy splendid views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress, and several beaches of Niterói
DAY 14: RIO DE JANEIRO (B).
Day at leisure to explore (optional excursions available to book).
DAY 15: RIO DE JANEIRO (B).
Time at leisure until your departure flight or extend your trip.
Accommodation - 14 nights in minimum 3-star hotels.
Meals - As specified in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
Luggage - One normal suitcase and one handbag per person included for hotel porterage.
Transfers - all airport transfers from arrival on Day 1 to final day (assuming specific group flights booked)
Tours (with local bilingual English-speaking guides) - Lima: City tour. Cusco: Machu Picchu ruins. Lake Titicaca: Puno, Del Sol Island, Huatajata. La Paz:City tour, De La Luna Valley. Buenos Aires: City tour. Puerto Iguazú: Argentinian Falls - Brazilian Falls. Rio de Janeiro: Corcovado (Chris the Redeemer), Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf).
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
International flights and airport taxes to join the tour.
Internal Flights and airport taxes within the tour (specific flights will be advised).
Tips for local guides / drivers.
Early Check-in / Late Check-out.
Accommodation options at Iguazú are available on both Argentinian and Brazilian side.
Puerto Iguazú: The access to Garganta Del Diablo can be restricted due to the rise in river flow.
Check required group flights at time of booking.
Tour prices are based on private services.
Passport copies required 30 days prior to arrival for all passengers.
DAY 1: Arrival - Lima
DAY 2: Lima
DAY 3: Lima - Cusco - Aguas Calientes
DAY 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco
DAY 5: Cusco - Puno
DAY 6: Puno - Huatajata
DAY 7: Huatajata - La Paz
DAY 8: La Paz - Buenos Aires
DAY 9: Buenos Aires
DAY 10: Buenos Aires
DAY 11: Buenos Aires - Puerto Iguazú
DAY 12: Foz Do Iguaçu - Rio De Janeiro
DAY 13: Rio De Janeiro
DAY 14: Rio De Janeiro
DAY 15: Depart Rio De Janeiro (or extend your trip)
Extensions for this tour
Contact us for available tour extensions
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