South America at its Best - 13 Days

Validity: Till 28th February, 2020

Day 1: Rio De Janeiro

Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel of your choice.

Day 2: Rio De Janeiro - Historic City Tour & Sugarloaf gondola ride

Breakfast. You will be picked up at the hotel and embark on a regular half day tour of ´Rio highlights´ sightseeing excursion which will include the old city center of Rio, historic buildings, churches, theaters, museums & culminate with a ride up the famed Sugar Loaf cable car.

The first of its kind installed in Brazil & the third in the world, the Sugar Loaf cable car is a major icon of Rio & has become a trademark of the city. The eleventh James Bond movie - ´Moonraker` - had a spectacular fight scene filmed atop the cable car. At the conclusion of the excursion guests will be returned to their hotel where the remainder of the afternoon is free of any pre-organized activities. Overnight.

Day 3: Rio De Janeiro

Breakfast. Today the day is at leisure. A city that beats to a samba pulse - why not head out to one of Rio`s famous beaches (Copacabana, Leblon or Ipanema), or perhaps either go shopping or just relax & takes things easy. This is a day for you to do whatever you please. Overnight.

Day 4: Rio De Janeiro - Lima

Breakfast. Check out of your hotel and transfer to Rio de Janeiro International airport to check in for a flight westbound right across the continent, from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast to Lima, Peru.

Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel of your choice.

Day 5: Lima Historical city sightseeing Tour & onward to CUZCO

Breakfast. Check out of your hotel as you embark on a Lima historic city sightseeing tour and then after to Lima airport to check in for a flight to Cuzco.

Explore the modern districts of Lima - Miraflores & San Isidro, then the city's historic centre, Plaza de Armas, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The excursion includes a visit to the city's most visited church – Basilica San Francisco, constructed first in 1674, which subsequently has had several refurbishments. Its underground tunnels lead to catacombs that served as cemetery until 1808 & still contain thousands of human bones & skulls.

Then transfer to Lima airport to check in for a flight to Cuzco. Upon arrival to Cuzco, you will be met & transferred in a private vehicle to your hotel.

Day 6: Cuzco - Historic Inca highlights sightseeing tour

Breakfast. Today you will embark on a half day regular sightseeing tour of the beautiful Koricancha, also referred to as the Sun Temple, Plaza de Armas & Cuzco Cathedral as well as the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, a most remarkable Inca site high above the city. From here onto the amphitheater of Kenko, followed by a visit to Puca Pucara, the strategically located 'red fortress' that dominates the entire region, before visiting Tambomachay, with its two distinctive aquaducts that are fed by a spiritual spring, flowing from a hillside which to this day continue to provide clean water to the surrounding area. Return back to hotel and Overnight.

Day 7: Cuzco – Machu Picchu day tour by train

Early morning Breakfast. Today we start the day by transfer in a private vehicle for a 25 minutes' drive to the Poroy train station where you board the famous train expedition for an amazing scenic journey which travels down into the Sacred Valley, then follows the Urubamba River Valley to the end of the line at Aguas Calientes. The train journey is of approx 3 hours. Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes terminus, you will be met & by way of a coach shuttle, ascend the zig-zag road up to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. Walking tour in & among the sprawling remains of what was an amazing hidden Inca city. At the end of the tour return down to Aguas Calientes in the shuttle coach & board the train expedition to travel back to Poroy train station, where you will be met & transferred by coach to Cuzco City & your hotel. Overnight.

Day 8: Cuzco – Lima - SANTIAGO DE CHILE

Breakfast. Check out from your hotel and transfer to Cuzco airport. Check in to a flight for Chile via Lima.

Upon arrival to Santiago transfer from the airport to your hotel.

Day 9: Santiago De Chile Historical city tour

Breakfast. We shall proceed for the half day sightseeing tour of the historic Santiago.

Starting at the Alameda Bernardo O'Higgins, Santiago's main avenue, the main commercial activity of the city is concentrated in two pedestrian areas, Huerfanos & Ahumada. Afterwards a visit will be paid to the Plaza de Armas the Main Square of the city, surrounded by the Metropolitan Cathedral & other historical buildings. Crossing the Mapocho River to access Bellavista, you will visit a neighborhood where there are many cultural & artistic activities, as well as an abundance of renowned nightlife. Bellavista lies at the foot of the Metropolitan Park's San Cristóbal, the highest hill within the town. At the conclusion of the sightseeing excursion you will be returned to your hotel where the remainder of the day is free at leisure. Overnight.

Day 10: Santiago De Chile – Buenos Aires

Breakfast. Check out of your hotel & transfer in a private vehicle to Santiago de Chile International airport. Check in for a flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Upon arrival & after having cleared the mandatory Immigration & Customs private vehicle will transfer you from the airport to you're the hotel of your choice.

Day 11: Buenos Aires - Historical city sightseeing tour

Breakfast. Today we shall embark on a 3 hour regular Buenos Aires historic city sightseeing excursion. Take in all the major plazas: Plaza San Martin, Plaza 25 de Mayo, Plaza Congreso & Plaza San Martin; traverse the major boulevards &avenues: Av. Corrientes, Av. Cordoba, Av. 9 de Julio, Av. Callao & Av.Libertador; visit the historic districts of San Telmo, La Boca, Montserrat, Once, Recoleta, Puerto Madero & the elegant neighborhoods of Palermo & Belgrano. You'll see the historic civic buildings, fountains & monuments for which this city is standout: pause in Plaza 25 de Mayo at the Presidential Palace - Casa Rosada, the reverence within Buenos Aires Cathedral, the famous Cabildo & the iconic Obelisco, all the while gaining a knowledge & education through the descriptions & in-depth commentary provided by your local expert bi-lingual English speaking guide.

At the conclusion of the morning's historic sightseeing excursion you will be returned to a set arrival point. The afternoon is free of any pre-arranged activity, therefore giving you free reign& your own timetable for the remainder of the day. Overnight.

Day 12: Buenos Aires a half day tour of Tigre & the River Delta & Tango evening

Breakfast. You coach will pick you up from your hotel and introduce you to the customs & culture that is Tigre – a riverside market town that was pivotal in Buenos Aires history & expansion. You will see the elegant historic residences of the northern city suburbs, pass the Presidential residence in Olivos, the stunning mansions of Acasuso & San Isidro & old-world buildings that optimize Tigre. You will have ample time to wander at your leisure, browsing in & among the market vendor stalls that are bustling with custom, day in, day out but especially so on weekends. A one hour cruise around the sand islands & inlets of the river delta is included. Return back to the hotel and rest of the late afternoon is at leisure.

Whatever you decide to do today, please be sure to be back at your hotel, dressed in smart casual attire in time to be picked up shortly before 7.00pm for an evening of traditional charm & romance. Tango is the trademark dance & rhythm of Argentina & there is no better place to be exposed to this sensational pulse than at a dinner & tango show, with professional tango musicians, singers & the best of tango dance couples.

Dinner includes appetizers, various choices of a main course, deserts, then tea & coffee, should you wish. This is an evening that will captivate & live on with you as the essence of not only Tango, but Buenos Aires itself. Overnight.

Day 13: Buenos Aires

Breakfast. Today after breakfast you will have time to yourself & you will be picked up in a private vehicle and transferred to the Buenos Aires international EZEIZA airport in order to check in for your international departure flight.

Validity: Till 28th February, 2020

Tour Price Per Person

Hotel Category Twin/Double Child with Bed
Rio de Janeiro - Copacabana Rio Hotel/
Lima - Allpa Hotel & Suites/
Cusco - Casa Andina Standard Cusco Plaza/
Santiago - Panamericana Hotel Providencia/
Buenos Aires - Loi Suites Esmeralda
3 Star US$ 1999 US$ 1799
Rio de Janeiro - Arena Ipanema Hotel/
Lima - Casa Andina Select Miraflores/
Cusco - Hotel Plaza de Armas/Santiago - Atton Las Condes/
Buenos Aires - Dazzler Maipu
4 Star US$ 2240 US$ 2015
Rio de Janeiro - Miramar Hotel by Windsor/
Lima - Casa Andina premium Miraflores/
Cusco - JW Marriott el convento Cusco/
Santiago - Nh Collection Plaza Santiago/
Buenos Aires - Panamericano Hotel
5 Star US$ 2899 US$ 2609

Price Includes:

  • Accommodation at the hotel of your choice with daily breakfast.
  • Lunch and dinners as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing's / tours mentioned as in the itinerary.
  • City tour of Buenos Aires, Santiago De Chile, Lima, Cuzco and Rio & Sugarloaf gondola ride.
  • Evening of Tango at Buenos Aires with dinner.
  • Historic Inca highlights sightseeing tour.
  • Machu Picchu day tour by train.
  • Buenos Aires a half day tour of Tigre & the River Delta & Tango evening.
  • Return airport transfers as mentioned in the itinerary.

Price Excludes:

  • Return airfare.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Meals not specified above.
  • Guaranteed early check in/late checkout charges.
  • Tips and porterage.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Surcharges applicable if any.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.

Note:

  • Booking will be subject to availability of space/rooms at the time of booking. Alternatives will be provided if units suggested are not available. You will be advised of any supplementary costs or reductions.
  • Prices are subject to change with or without prior notice.
  • Taxes as applicable.

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