SOUTH AMERICA

  • Day 01
    Day 01    RIO DE JANEIRO

    Rio de Janeiro, was the capital of the Portuguese empire and of the country up until 1960. Nicknamed A Cidade Maravilhosa – “The Marvelous City”

  • Day 02
    Day 02    RIO DE JANEIRO

    Today, after breakfast at Hotel, you will head off for a Sugar Loaf Excursion. This tour begins with a city panoramic view through downtown Rio

  • Day 03
    Day 03    RIO DE JANEIRO

    Framed by mountains and beaches, dotted with islands, the Guanabara Bay is rich in history. The cruise route passes close to many islands -

  • Day 04
    Day 04    RIO DE JANEIRO/IGUASSU

    Transfer to Hotel in Iguassu followed by excursion to Brazilian Falls. The Brazilian Park also offers new facilities that complement their tour.

  • Day 05
    Day 05    IGUASSU/BUENOS AIRES

    After breakfast, experience the Argentinean Side of the Falls. The Argentine Falls tour takes longer since the inauguration of the new facilities for the Upper

  • Day 06
    Day 06    BUENOS AIRES

    After some personal time, you will be able to acknowledge the elapsing of time in space discovering Outstanding Buenos Aires on a 3 hours City Tour

  • Day 07
    Day 07    BUENOS AIRES/SANTIAGO

    Transfer to International Airport for flight to Santiago Arrival at Santiago Airport. Transfer to your Hotel.

  • Day 08

DAY 01: RIO DE JANEIRO

Arrival at Rio Airport. Your local guide will take you to your hotel.
Rio de Janeiro, was the capital of the Portuguese empire and of the country up until 1960. Nicknamed A Cidade Maravilhosa – “The Marvelous City” is world renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and location, nestled between steep, green mountains and crystal clear seas. Rio is one of the most important cultural and economical cities in Brazil and features some of country’s most famous attractions such as the Pão de Açúcar, the Corcovado, and Copacabana and Ipanema beach. The city is full of energy and Cariocas, the locals of Rio, are known for their care free spirit and charm. Whether you are looking to experience Carnaval, relax in a natural environment, or enjoy all the luxuries of a cosmopolitan city, Rio de Janeiro has it all!
Overnight at Selected Hotel


DAY 02: RIO DE JANEIRO

Today, after breakfast at Hotel, you will head off for a Sugar Loaf Excursion.
This tour begins with a city panoramic view through downtown Rio, passing by the Maracana Stadium, the Sambodrome, the Metropolitan Cathedral, in pyramid form, with internal diameter of 96 meters and height of 80 meters. Get to know the traditional Cinelandia square with the historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. By taking the Aterro do Flamengo, you will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: the Sugar Loaf.
Over a million tourists a year visit the world famous Pão de Açúcar or Sugar Loaf Mountain in English, which has become an iconic symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Rising up from small peninsula at the entrance of Guanabara Bay, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined sugar loaf. The tour is done in two steps by 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 its 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, the Corcovado and downtown Rio.
Time for Lunch.
In the afternoon, we will visit Corcovado Mountain and the beaches.
Drive to one of the older parts of Rio called Cosme Velho, from where we take the train to the Corcovado Mountain with the gigantic statue of Christ the Redeemer (2.300ft above sea level). A modern swiss-made cogwheel rail climbs the mountain from its base at 15meters almost to the summit at 710 meters. The trip up takes 17 minutes aprox, at a maximum speed of 15km/h. The trip down takes 22min., at a speed of 12km/h. Overnight at Selected Hotel


DAY 03: RIO DE JANEIRO

Breakfast at Hotel.
HD Guanabara Bay 4 hrs
Framed by mountains and beaches, dotted with islands, the Guanabara Bay is rich in history. The cruise route passes close to many islands – Ilha de Villegaignon, Ilha Fiscal, Ilha das Cobras and Ilha das Enxadas, among others – as well as the Docks and the Rio – Niterói Bridge.
On the far side of the bay, the Niterói coastline offers many attractions, including: Gragoatá beach and Fort, islands such as Ilha da Boa Viagem with the Church of Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem, the museum of Contemporary Art, and glorious beaches such as Flechas, Icarai, São Francisco, Charitas, Jurujuba, and Adão e Eva, as well as Pedra Itapuca and Pedra do Índio, and the Santa Cruz Fortress. Highlights of the return trip include the Laje and São Pedro Fort, Flamengo and Botafogo beaches.
Overnight at Selected Hotel


DAY 04: RIO DE JANEIRO/IGUASSU

Breakfast at Hotel.
Transfer to Airport in Rio.
Transfer to Hotel in Iguassu followed by excursion to Brazilian Falls.
The Brazilian Park also offers new facilities that complement their tour.
On arriving to the Visitors center, we get on the panoramic buses that begin the tour of the park, then we descend to start walking the paths. From the first balcony we meet a panoramic view of the Argentinean falls. Then after 950 meters with stunning views over the Iguazu river we get to the falls on the Brazilian side. The walkway entering the river next to the Floriano fall gives the visitor a refreshing reception and a gorgeous panoramic view of the lower Iguazu river and the Devil’s gorge Canyon. The elevator and the stairs lead to the shopping and restaurant area upstairs. Return to the portal on panoramic buses.
Some degree of difficulty, the path includes many stairs.
Overnight at Selected Hotel


DAY 05: IGUASSU/BUENOS AIRES

Breakfast at Hotel.
After breakfast, experience the Argentinean Side of the Falls.
The Argentine Falls tour takes longer since the inauguration of the new facilities for the Upper, Lower and the Devil´s Throat Circuits.
From the Visitors Center you can board the train that goes first to Cataratas Station in about 8 minutes or take a short walk through the “Green Trail” that leads to the beginning of the path towards the Upper and Lower trails. Otherwise the same train goes on to Garganta Station. Once you have finished the circuits, you must go back to the Visitors Center where the vehicles are waiting for the transfer to the hotels or the Airport.
UPPER CIRCUIT: The 800 meters of catwalks are detached from the jungle´s surface so as to protect the fauna by preventing disruption of their natural trails.
From this circuit you have an upper view of the falls, enjoying their magnificence with a panoramic view.
LOWER CIRCUIT: 1.600 meters of catwalks, also detached from the jungle’s surface, enjoying a view from below and around the falls. This circuit provides a unique experience of feeling part of the natural surroundings, watching and sensing their magnitude from close.
DEVIL´S GORGE: Departing from Cataratas Station, the train goes up to Garganta Station in about 18 minutes. Then a walk along the catwalks, Some 1200 meters over the islands, take you to enjoy the most spectacular sight from the most important balcony: the Devil’s Throat.
Followed by transfer to Airport to board flight to Buenos Aires.

Arrival at Buenos Aires Airport. Transfer to your Hotel.
Buenos Aires is a complex, energetic, and seductive port city, which stretches south-to-north along the Rio de la Plata; it has been the gateway
to Argentina for centuries. Porteños, as the people of Buenos Aires are
known, possess an elaborated and rich cultural identity. They value their European heritage highly, and the lifestyle and architecture are markedly more European than any other
in South America. But the city has also spawned its own art forms, notably the tango, for which Buenos Aires is famous.
Overnight at Selected Hotel


DAY 06: BUENOS AIRES

Breakfast at Hotel.
After some personal time, you will be able to acknowledge the elapsing of time in space discovering Outstanding Buenos Aires on a 3 hours City Tour. In this tour we invite you to discover Buenos Aires considered the “Reina del Plata”. Starting the tour around the center of the city where the most attractive places are located: Av. 9 de Julio, Colón Theatre and the Obelisk “the symbol of Buenos Aires”. We will continue towards Plaza de Mayo and later to the south of the city passing trough San Telmo with its “tanguerías”, La Boca and Caminito.
Continuing to Puerto Madero, the renewed port of the city and important gastronomic area. We will also visit the biggest green space of Buenos Aires, Palermo, with its parks and buildings and last Recoleta, a neighborhood where culture and elegance live together.
On Sunday the tour ends at the Flea Market of San Telmo.

Evening Tango Show & Dinner at Magnificent Tango Porteño
Tango Porteño recovers that spirit crystallized in a unique place. Magically it recreates the best and most transcendental time ever in the history of tango framed within a luxurious building of those days that used to be a movie theater of the Metro Goldwyn Meyer. The old and beloved Metro, just a few steps away from the Obelisk today becomes Tango Porteño, a place blending the most refined environment and pure golden days’ deco with great artists, unbeatable productions, and first class cuisine paying home to the represented time. It could not be otherwise because Tango Porteño is the image of Buenos Aires, the “City of Tango.”
Overnight at Selected Hotel.


DAY 07: BUENOS AIRES/SANTIAGO

Breakfast at Hotel.
Transfer to International Airport for flight to Santiago
Arrival at Santiago Airport. Transfer to your Hotel.
Santiago de Chile, resting on an inland plain with the Andes Range glimmering in the distance, is the capital and biggest city of Chile with over 5,000,000 people.
Santiago is also the central point of a region filled with attractive sites and activities. Only 60 km away are the main South American ski centers, and the beautiful beaches of the Pacific are only an hour’s drive to the northwest. Just south of Santiago lie the rich and beautiful vineyards of the Maipo Valley, one of the world’s most esteemed wine producing regions.
This afternoon enjoy City Tour 3 hrs.
Departure to the downtown area, starting at Bernardo O”Higgins avenue, the main one in the city and visiting La Moneda presidential palace followed by a walk through the pedestrian Ahumada and Huerfanos streets and “Plaza de Armas” surrounded by the cathedral and other historical buildings. Continue to the old residential areas climbing up San Cristobal hill to have a panoramic view of the city before continuing to other areas of interest such as Bellavista, centre of cultural and artistic activity and Las Condes and Providencia, modern residential areas of Santiago.
Overnight at Selected Hotel.


DAY 08: SANTIAGO /VIÑA DEL MAR / VALPARAISO/SANTIAGO

After breakfast at the Hotel you will depart Santiago in the morning for a full day heading towards the coast, visiting Viña del Mar & Valparaiso 8 hrs.
Depart Santiago for a full day heading towards the coast. Enjoy the first stop in Pomaire, a small village where the inhabitants work the local clay to make a variety of dishes, pots and interesting sculptures amongst other handicrafts.Continue to the coast and visit the beach area of Renaca and the town of Vina del Mar, known as the Garden City for its pretty parks and flower lined streets. Visit the Gaming Casino and the coastal road. In the afternoon continue to the picturesque port of Valparaiso built in the 16th century on a total of 43 hills which are reached by narrow windy streets, staircases and a series of lifts (funiculars) which is now declared by UNESCO as patrimony of Humanity because of its eclectic architecture and urban development.
Afternoon return to Santiago.
Overnight at Selected Hotel.


DAY 09: SANTIAGO/LIMA

Breakfast at Hotel
Transfer to Airport for flight to Lima
Arrival to Lima and transfer to Hotel
Half day city tour
Afternoon tour through AncientLima with a visit to the panoramic view of HuacaPucllana, an archeological site erected in the 4th century A.D. We will be observing the world known pyramid structures typical from the pre-columbian times, sacred and worshiped, off the coast of Peru. The tour will continue with a visit to Colonial Lima, it’s striking republican architecture and it’s streets with colonial time mansions and their Moorish balconies. We will also be visiting the Paseo de la

República, Plaza San Martín and the Plaza Mayor, the Palace of Government, the Archiepiscopal Palace, the Cathedral and the Municipal Palace. At the Historical Center we will visit the Museum of the Central Reserve Bank, whereupon we can appreciate the “Treasures of Peru”, a select exposition of golden, ceramic and textile antiques from diverse pre-Columbian cultures. We will enter the San Francisco convent, which constitutes the largest display of colonial religious art in America. Also visiting the subterranean crypts, which are renowned as catacombs due to their similarity with roman crypts. Finally we will tour along Contemporary Lima through the traditional residential areas of the capital: El Olivar de San Isidro, Miraflores and Larcomar, the tourist center, distinctive in modern Lima and with a privileged view of the spectacular Pacific Ocean.
Overnight at selected Hotel


DAY 10: LIMA / CUSCO

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport.
After breakfast at Hotel You will be collected from the hotel and driven to the airport to board your flight to Cusco.Upon arrival at Cusco airport transfer to your Hotel.
Rest of the morning free to acclimatized to altitude. (3400 m.o.s.l)
In the afternoon discover this enigmatic, ancient Inca city on City Tour & Nearby Ruins Visit.
Cusco, The Archaeological Capital of the Americas, exists in the present and the past at the same time, being a living example of the meeting of two different age of culture. Visit to the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun, the Cathedral from the early 17th century, it is a fine example of colonial baroque art. Continue the excursion with the visit to the nearby ruins of Tambomachay with their water fountains; Kenko, the religious center; Puca-Pucara, the red fortress, and finally the fortress of Sacsayhuaman.
Overnight at Selected Hotel


DAY 11: CUSCO / MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO

After breakfast at the hotel our transfers will take you to the Poroy station or Ollantaytambo station, from where the trains due to AguasCalientes depart. After a 4 hour trip we will go to the bus station to reach the entry of the fabulous citadel of Machu Picchu after the 30 minute bus trip. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, we will begin our tour of the citadel, admiring its steps, temples, sanctuaries and terraces. There is still no known explanation as to how the Incans could move 20 ton stones to the top of Machu Picchu, making this a uniquely beautiful and spiritual site in the world. We will then have lunch and in the afternoon we will return to Cuzco, to the hotels and lodgings.
Overnight at Selected Hotel


DAY 12: CUSCO / PUNO

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the station. Bus travels along the Andes range, passing through picturesque villages up to the town of Juliaca. On route you will visit the town of Andahuaylillas and the ruins of Racchi. Lunch in a typical restaurant en route is included.
Arrival to Puno bus station and transferto Hotel.
Overnight at selected Hotel


DAY 13: PUNO

Breakfast at the hotel Morning visit to the Uros Islands. These islands are made of reeds, rising six meters above the lake level. They are anchored by logs and connected to each other by ropes. The main activities of the people who live here are fishing and handcrafting several items that they sell to visitors. Continue to Taquile Island which has two essential characteristics; its geography, offering a spectacular view from its hills, and its standing as a first-rate textile center. Taquileños live on their textile activities. This can easily be seen in the men walking about in rubber sandals (‘ojotas’ in quechua), wearing black pants, white flannel shirts and beautiful, finely woven chumpis (belts), covering their heads with finely knitted warm ‘chullos’ (caps with ear flaps). Lunch included.
Overnight at selected Hotel


DAY 14: PUNO / LIMA

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to board flight to Lima
connecting with international flight.


END OF SERVICES

Cost per person in USD (minimum 2 passengers)

Hotels

Single

Double

Triple

5*

4785

3320

3245

4*

3885

2800

2700

3*

3560

2620

2515


Minimum 2 passengers traveling together.
Validity 30th September 2018. Not valid for Special Holidays, Congress Dates, Corporate Travelers.

Hotels Considered:
RIO: Othon Palace 5*/ Everest Rio 4* / Olinda 3*
IGU: Wish Resort 5* / Viale Cataratas 4* / Viale Tower 3*
BUE: Melia 5* / America Towers 4* / De Las Americas 3*
SCL: Santiago 5* / Crowne Plaza 4* / Panamericana Providencia 3*
Lima: Casa Andina Premium Miraflores 5* / Jose Antonio Miraflores 4* / Allpa Hotel & Suites 3*
Cusco: Hilton Garden Inn Cusco 5*/ Xima Cusco 4* / Sueños del Inka 3*
Puno: Casa Andina Premium Puno 5*/Jose Antonio 4* / Xima Puno 3*

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation at mentioned hotels including breakfast and taxes in Standard Rooms
  • Seat-In-Coach (SIC) transfers and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary with bilingual guide English / Spanish.
  • Entrance Fees for all excursions.
  • In Category 3* and 4* quoted with train Expedition and lunch in local restaurant in Aguas Calientes
  • In category 5* quoted with train Vistadome and Lunch in Belmond Sanctuary Lodge 
  • Meals: Lunch no beverages on days: 02,11,12,13; Dinner no beverages Day 03; Menu Dinner with wine and soft drinks Day 06.

Exclusions:

  • Air tickets
  • Visas
  • Any Airport Taxes Domestic or International.
  • Personal Expenses or any extra.
    Early Check In / Late Check out
  • Health/Travel Insurance
  • Tips / Porterage
  • Meals other than those mentioned above.
  • Beverages on meals other than those mentioned above.

IMPORTANT REMARKS:
Prices have been quoted considering current exchange rate USD in each country.
Should this exchange rate vary considerably (over 10% increase or decrease), all prices will be adjusted accordingly. No bookings were made this is just a quotation, prices subject to availability.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
  • 14 Days
  • 4 COUNTRIES ITINERARY BRAZIL – ARGENTINA – CHILE

  • Days Place Duration:
  • Day 01 RIO DE JANEIRO
  • Day 02 RIO DE JANEIRO
  • Day 03 RIO DE JANEIRO
  • Day 04 RIO DE JANEIRO/IGUASSU
  • Day 05 IGUASSU/BUENOS AIRES
  • Day 06 BUENOS AIRES
  • Day 07 BUENOS AIRES/SANTIAGO
  • Day 08 SANTIAGO /VIÑA DEL MAR / VALPARAISO/SANTIAGO
  • Day 09 SANTIAGO/LIMA