AUD 9707 / pp
28 February - 15 March 2020
This fantastic 17-day adventure tour gives a great opportunity to see and visit the major highlights of Latin America, experience the variety of these countries and attend the most spectacular event of music and dance in Brazil - Rio De Janeiro Carnival.
Day 1: Arrival at Rio de Janeiro
Upon arrival meet our driver to take a transfer to the hotel. Check in, time at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Rio de Janeiro and Carnival party
After breakfast in your hotel, you will head out on a trip to see the world-famous Christ the Saviour statue on top of Corcovado Mountain. A specially designed train will take you from the foot of the mountain along a winding road through the Tijuca rainforest where you will see some of the tropical wildlife such as toucans, monkeys and armadillos. Return to the hotel. Get ready for the Carnival party! You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Sambódromo, Rio’s stadium of samba. You may be taken back to the hotel at any time!
Day 3: Sugarloaf Mountain excursion and the cable car
After breakfast in your hotel meet the guide and take a cable car ride to Urca Mountain. From there you can enjoy a smooth cocktail or sample some of Brazil’s many signature dishes. Once arriving to the top of Sugarloaf mountain you will see the captivating beauty of Rio from a different angle. After visit the Old Town and Centre with its colonial architecture, old churches. Overnight in the hotel
Day 4: Rio de Janeiro - The Iguazu Falls
After breakfast in your hotel meet our driver who will take you to the airport for your flight to the Iguazu Falls. Arrival and meeting at the airport. Transfer with a driver to the hotel. Time at leisure. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 5: Tour to the Brazilian side of the falls
After breakfast in the hotel your driver will take you to the Brazilian side of the falls to explore the site from differents points. A tranquil and calming walk along the edge of the falls provides the most spectacular view; over 250 overflowing with millions of gallons of water racing furiously down straight from the Amazon River. The sunlight flashing off the water has the mesmerising effect of creating hundreds of rainbows. After taking in the incredible views, the path takes you to the largest waterfall in the park, The Devil’s Throat. Water crashes off an 80m cliff edge into the Iguazu River, but you have the chance to meet the water via a walkway that leads you into the heart of the waterfall. At the end of the tour, your guide will drop you off at your hotel (entrance ticket included).
Day 6: Tour to the Argentinian side of the falls
After breakfast at the hotel meet the guide to explore the National Park from Argentinian side. After the tour take an airport transfer to take your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival a driver will be waiting for you to drive you to your hotel. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 7: Buenos Aires, Argentina
After breakfast at the hotel start a sightseeing tour. This day you will visit Pink House, the Colon Theatre, the Obelisk in the middle of 9th of July Avenue, Boca (the birthplace of tango). Take a walk around the Caminito, Recoleta district with its chic bars and restaurants, the Plaza San Martín. In the evening enjoy an amazing Tango Show and Dinner performed by the best dancers, singers and musicians in Buenos Aires Overnight at the hotel
Day 8: Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Santiago (Chile)
After breakfast in your hotel your driver will take you to the airport where you will take your flight to Santiago. Arrival and meeting at the airport. Transfer with a driver to the hotel.
Day 9: Santa Lucia Hill, Santiago
After breakfast you will be picked at the hotel to go to a Santa Lucia Hill Tour. Climb the elegant stairs to the top of this central hill to enjoy panoramic views of Santiago and admire the ornate fountains, flower displays and amphitheater. Escape the city center crowds and enjoy panoramic views over Santiago’s rooftops to the Andes mountains. After the tour you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 10: San Pedro de Atacama - the Dali Valley - the Red Lagoon
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Calama. From San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) drive toward Hito Cajón, admire the Green Lagoon and enjoy the panoramic view of the Licancabur Volcano. Cross the Dali Valley, enjoy the Polkes hot springs and admire the “Sol de Mañana” geysers. Continue towards the Red Lagoon where you will observe many Andean flamingos, you will see the Árbol de Piedra (Stone Tree). Overnight in the hotel.
Day 11: The Ollagüe Volcano - the Salt Flats of Chiguana - Uyuni
After breakfast meet the guide and start the journey visiting the small Lagoons: Onda, Chiar Kota, Hedionda y Cañapa, stop at the scenic viewpoint of the Ollagüe Volcano, one of the few active volcanoes in the surroundings. Continue the journey through the Salt Flats of Chiguana. When arriving at the village of San Juan, visit the archaeological museum and continue the trip through the Salt Flats of Uyuni towards the Fish Island to see the highest cactus in the world. After lunch visit Colchani and watch how the salt is processed. Overnight in the hotel in Uyuni
Day 12: La Paz - the Pyramid of Akapana - Puno
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport for your flight to La Paz and transfer to the city center. In the afternoon you will visit the historical center of the city of La Paz: Witches Market (mystical articles of Andean region), Church of San Francisco, Murillo main square, Executive Palace, Legislative Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral and Killi Killi view Point. Transfer by cable car to enjoy a beautiful panorama of La Paz city. Also visit the Moon Valley with its curious geological formations. Drive towards the Incan remains of Tiwanaku, declared world heritage site by UNESCO in December 2000 and enjoy great views of the Royal Range of the Andes. Upon arrival visit the Lithic and the Ceramic Museums and learn more about the Tiwanaku civilization, walk through the main temples such as the Pyramid of Akapana, the Semi Underground temple, the Kalasasaya temple where you will find the Ponce monolith and the famous Gate of the Sun. Lunch in a local restaurant. Continue the trip towards Desaguadero, which is the border in between Bolivia and Perú and there you will be welcomed by your Peruvian guide, and transfer to your Hotel in Puno.
Day 13: Lake Titacaca - Cusco
After breakfast at the hotel take a short boat ride to visit the Uros Islands, the floating reed islands of Lake Titacaca. After the tour transfer to the bus station for your bus trip to Cusco (incl. buffet lunch). During the bus trip visit the Pucara site museum, Wiracocha temple & Andahuaylillas chapel. Arrival in Cusco and transfer to your hotel.
Day 14: Machu Picchu
After breakfast take a train to Machu Picchu and enjoy the views over the Sacred Valley. After arrival at the small town of Aguas Calientes take another 30-minute bus ride up to Machu Picchu. There you will have a guided tour. In the afternoon you have lunch in a local restaurant and return to Cusco by train. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
Day 15: Cusco - Lima
After breakfast meet the guide to visit Sacsayhuaman, the Inca shrine of Qenqo and reach the Puca Pucara watchtower and Tambomachay, considered one of the pillars of the Andean view of the world. Make a stop at Tambomachay, a source of spring water that it is believed was once worshipped. Next visit the remains of Qenqo, a stone made labyrinth with a sacrificial altar in its center and enjoy a spectacular view of Cusco at the Fortress of Sacsayhuamans. After the Tower of Pucca Pucara take a transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival in Lima transfer to your hotel.
Day 16: Lima
After breakfast meet the guide. Take a guided tour and visit the main Colonial attractions such as the Main Square with the Cathedral, San Francisco Convent. Afterwards visit Lima’s residential areas: San Isidro with its Olive Grove, Country Club and Golf course and Miraflores with its Central Park, City Hall and main shopping streets such as Larco Avenue. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in the hotel
Day 17: Departure
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your international flight back home!
in Rio de Janeiro - Hotel Mirador Copacabana 4*: Standard Room - 3 nights
in Foz do Iguazu - Hotel Viale Cataratas 4*: Luxe Room - 2 nights
in Buenos Aires - Rochester Classic 4*: Standard Room - 2 nights
in Santiago de Chile - Plaza El Bosque Nueva Las Condes 4*: Standard Room - 2 nights
Uyuni - Hotel Mallku Cueva 3*: Standard Room - 1 night
La Paz - La Casona Hotel Boutique 4*: Standard Room - 1 night
Puno - Casa Andina Standard Puno 3*: Standard room - 1 night
Cusco - Hotel San Agustin Plaza 4*: Standard Room -2 nights
Lima - Hotel Jose Antonio Lima 4*: Standard Room - 2 nights
Breakfast every Day except Day 1
Lunch on Day 12 (10.03)
Lunch on Day 14: Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco (12.03)
Corcovado and the Christ the Saviour statue group tour
Sugarloaf Mountain group tour
the Brazilian side of the Iguazu falls group tour
the Argentinian side of the Iguazu falls group tour
Buenos Aires group city tour
Santiago group city tour
San Pedro de Atacama group tour
Uyuni group tour
La Paz group city tour
Services of comfortable transportation, including airport - hotel - airport transfer
Domestic flight: Rio de Janeiro - Iguazu – Buenos Aires – Santiago – Calama – La Paz - Lima, the price is subject to change
24/7 phone/WhatsApp support line
Meet & greet by the guide at every location и farewell by the guide at every location
Travel tips online brochure
train to Christ the Saviour statue on top of Corcovado Mountain
cable car to Urca Mountain
Iguazu Falls Brazilian and Argentinian sides
San Juan archaeological museum
Lithic and the Ceramic Museums
Pucara site museum
Archaeological park of Sacsayhuaman
train tickets to Machu Picchu
Meals not mentioned
Optional tours and activities
Famous carnival in Rio De Janeiro
The Incredible Iguazu Falls
Mesmerizing Uyuni salt desert
The Remarkable Atacama Dessert
An Amazing Tango show
Mysterious Machu Picchu
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Peter Gay & Andrew Carroll-Keays
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