6/12 Days South America Tour

Price: $2299

1. Home City - Lima

Hotel : Casa Andina Select Miraflores or similar

Upon arrival in Lima, capital city of Peru, transfer directly to the hotel for leisure or rest.

2. Lima (B/L)

Hotel : Casa Andina Select Miraflores or similar

Today you will enjoy a full day Lima city tour.  The tour will take you to visit the colonial and modern sections of this so-called "City of Kings". Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza de Armas with its cathedral and palace, the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace, modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and The San Francisco Monastery and Catacombs. In modern Lima, drive through the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro. As Lima has a history of being home to Chinese immigrants over the years, today you will enjoy a Peruvian-Chinese lunch during the tour. We will then pay a visit to the “Park of Love” to see the statue “El Beso” as well as to appreciate the views of the Pacific Ocean.  Then, it’s on to visit the bohemian neighborhood of Barranco.  There will also be some time to visit a local handicrafts market before returning to the hotel.                                                                               

3. Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley (B/L/D)

Hotel :Sonesta Hotel Posadas del Inca Yucay or similar 

Today we head to the airport for the brief flight to Cusco, nestled high in the Andes Mountains.  On arrival, transfer to the Sacred Valley.  Our first stop will be at Awana Kancha, a South American camelids farm and textile production center where local families demonstrate the traditional process of weaving and making garments.  Next, we visit the market in the town of Pisac to wander stalls displaying handicraft products made by the area’s residents. You will find beautiful alpaca textiles, musical instruments, paintings, carvings, necklaces and replicas of ancient Incan pieces. After lunch, we continue to Ollantaytambo. The town of Ollantaytambo is a typical example of Incan urban planning and the present-day residents still live in accordance with their old traditions. This town exhibits one of the most remarkable fortress complexes of the Inca Empire.

4. Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cusco (B/L)

Hotel :  Hotel Jose Antonio Cusco or similar

This morning from Ollanta Train Station we take a train ride through the mountains to Aguas Calientes. This town is also known as “Machu Picchu Pueblo” and is the last stop before the entrance to the most important archaeological site in Peru, Machu Picchu.  Our train journey is approximately two hours. Upon reaching Aguas Calientes station, we board a shuttle bus for a short trip up to Machu Picchu, the masterpiece of engineering and architecture that is believed to have been the sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Emperor Pachacutec. Machu Picchu, or “Old Mountain”, is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.  We will have a guided tour of the site. In the afternoon, return by train to Ollanta and transfer to the hotel in Cusco.

5. Cusco - Lima (B/L)

Hotel : Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport or similar 

This morning we set out for a guided tour of the ancient capital of the Inca Empire—Cusco, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Western Hemisphere. The tour visits important landmarks such us Cusco's Cathedral, Plaza de Armas and Koricancha, "The Temple of the Sun". Take in a delightful combination of Inca and colonial architecture. We will also visit Sacsayhuaman Fortress.  The fortress is an imposing example of Inca military architecture. It was built using colossal limestone blocks arranged in a variety of interlocking shapes. Continue to Qenko, an archaeological complex of mainly religious use where it is believed agricultural rituals were performed. Finally, we make a stop at Puka Pucara or, "Red Fortress", an architectural complex of alleged military use with multiple spaces, plazas, baths, aqueducts, walls and towers.  Following our sightseeing, we will head to the airport for the flight back to Lima.        


6 Days (LPAB6)
For 6-day tour members, we will arrange a transfer to the airport for you at a designated time. We wish you a pleasant flight.  (B)

6. Lima - Buenos Aires (B/D)

Hotel : Hotel Pestana or similar 

Head over to the Lima Airport this morning for the flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Upon arrival in the Argentine capital, set out to enjoy a tour of this city known to some as “The Paris of South America”. You will experience the beauty and magic of Buenos Aires. Today and tomorrow, you will tour the city to see all the popular sights including “Avenida 9 de Julio”, “Teatro Colón” and “Plaza de Mayo”, The Metropolitan Cathedral and “La Casa Rosada”. We will also tour the streets of tango in the traditional San Telmo neighborhood and pass through the Lezama Park area. Then, we head to La Boca where we will stop to visit this colorful neighborhood, which was the initial settling place of the Italian immigrants that arrived to the city. Today, La Boca is the home of important artists. We finish the tour passing through the well-known districts of Palermo and Recoleta.

7. Buenos Aires (B/L)

Hotel : Hotel Pestana or similar

This morning we will begin the day by continuing our Buenos Aires city tour, picking up where yesterday’s tour left off to cover all the city’s greatest attractions. This afternoon, there will be some free time for your own explorations or for souvenir shopping. Tonight, there is a fantastic opportunity to join an optional tour to attend a tango dinner show here in the city that gave birth to the tango!                                                                                                   

8. Buenos Aires - Iguassu (B/D)

Hotel : Viale Cataratas Hotel or similar

Transfer to the airport this morning for the flight to Iguassu. Upon arrival in Iguassu, you will transfer directly to Iguassu’s Argentina Falls National Park Center. From here, you will take either the train to the falls station or walk a charming foot path which will take you to two trails: The Upper and Lower Walk. You will have a chance to explore each trail.  The Upper Walk consists of 800 meters of gangways stretched high above the ground. Along this circuit, you can watch the water falling from the top of the falls and enjoy its magnificence from an elevated viewpoint. The Lower Walk is a 1,600 meter gangway that offers views from the foot of the falls. You will have an amazing day in this natural paradise. Later, this evening, you will discover the traditional music and dances of Latin America and sample a variety of typical Brazilian and international dishes at a Dinner Show.

9. Iguassu - Rio de Janeiro (B/D)

Hotel: Mirador Hotel or similar

Today we will enjoy more of the splendor and beauty of the Iguassu Falls. You have the chance to enjoy the falls from a different perspective, this time from the Brazilian side, with a visit to The Brazilian Falls National Park. Marvel at unique views of the falls, walk the footpaths through lush tropical vegetation and take in the beauty of this natural wonder. Then we head to the airport for the flight to Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival in Rio, we will head to the hotel for check in.

10. Rio de Janeiro (B/L)

Hotel : Mirador Hotel or similar

Today we have the full day to discover all the main sights of one of South America’s most beautiful cities, Rio de Janeiro. The highlights of today’s tour are the spectacular ride by cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain for impressive views and the trip up to the top of Corcovado Mountain by a cogwheel train for photos of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. For lunch today, we have arranged a Brazilian famous dish.

11. Rio de Janeiro - Home City (B/L)

Today we have planned another city tour to take you around to see more of the city’s marvelous sights including Downtown Rio, the Lapa district, The Sambadrome and Maracana Stadium. There will also be time for shopping today in the district of Ipanema. In the evening, we head to the airport so you can check in for your departure flight. 


12. Home City

Today you safely arrive your home city.

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