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  •   Accommodation
  •   Airport Transfers
  •   Sight Seeing

Andean peaks, Amazonian rainforest, Patagonian glaciers, Incan ruins, colonial towns, white-sand beaches and vertiginous nightlife: the wonders of South America set the stage for incredible adventures.

Included in Package:

  • 02 Nights of Accommodation in Lima
  • 02 Nights of Accommodation in Yucay
  • 02 Nights of Accommodation in Cusco
  • 01 Night of Accommodation in Puno
  • 01 Night of Accommodation in Lima
  • 02 Nights of Accommodation in Iguassu
  • 02 Nights of Accommodation in Buenos Aires
  • 02 Nights of Accommodation in Rio De Janerio
  • Accommodation as indicated in itinerary
  • Touring as indicated in itinerary
  • Local English speaking guides
  • All transfers as indicated
  • Meals as indicated
  • Entrance Fees

Not Included in Package:

  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Medical Insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as portage and tips, mineral water, laundry, telephone or any other expense personal in nature.
  • Any Thing Note Mentioned in Inlcusions
  • Vaccination Costs
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Border taxes or fees
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned

Day-1 Arrive Lima

Arrival at the airport in Lima, where you will be welcomed by an English speaking guide and then transferred to your hotel for Check-in.

Day-2 Lima City Tour

In the afternoon you will explore the city with a sightseeing tour through Lima. The Plaza de Armas with the beautiful buildings of the government Palace, the town hall, the Palace of the archbishop and the cathedral are still the most important places in town. After that you will visit the beautiful San Francisco monastery which displays the largest collection of religious art in America. The highlight of this convent is the visit of the underground vaults known as "catacumbas" or catacombs.

Proceed through the modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores and to the Coastline enjoying the view over the beaches of Lima and the Pacific Ocean.

Afterwards enjoy a guided visit of one of the Lima's most noted museums, the Rafael Larco Herrera Archaeological Museum which houses the world's largest private collection of Peruvian pre-Columbian Art. Mr. Rafael Larco Hoyle founded the museum on July 28, 1926, in the Chiclin sugar estate in Trujillo, naming it as his father as an expression of filial homage. In 1958 he moved the collection to Lima, installing the Museum in a Colonial house in the district of Pueblo Libre, where it currently functions. This locale was adapted to the characteristics style of the 18th century Colonial houses from Trujillo. The approximate 45,000 objects of the collection have been exhibited to the public in the Permanent Hall, Jewelry Vault and the Classified Storage Area ever since. The Halls of the Larco Museum are organized by subjects. The Metals, Ceramics, the Stones, the Culture, the Great Jewelry Vault and Textile Halls emphasize the technological aspects by Pre-Columbian cultures. Finally the World's unique Erotic Hall gives us a glimpse of the fascinating sexual life of ancient Peruvians.

Day-3 Lima to Cusco to Yucay

Today you will transfer to the airport for the flight to Cusco (not included). Upon arrival you will start the tour with a visit to Chinchero community located 28 km away from Cusco. Here are the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui, as well as beautiful colonial temples built on Inca's foundations. However, its main attraction is its Sunday market originally dedicated to the people of the valley to barter their products. This colourful and lively market still fascinates people with its variety of handicrafts and textiles made in true pre-Columbian style. Then you will be transferred to "El Mirador de Racchi" where you will have a splendid view of the Sacred Valley. Afterwards you will enjoy a typical lunch, followed by the transfer to your hotel.

Day-4 Exploring the Sacred Valley

The morning is at leisure. Optional tours can be booked through your local representatives (own expense).

Optional: Moray and Maras (4h)

The excursion starts with the visit to Moray, a little Andean community which is famous for its embedded amphitheater, formed by four circular terraces which seem to disappear into the interior of the puna, like an artificial crater. Evidences seem to suggest that Moray was an important Inca agricultural research center. Finally, you will be transferred to visit the Salt Mines of Maras. With the salt which is tapped by exposing salt water that bubbles to the surface from a spring called Qoripujio in men-made wells to the sun, people earn their living. The view of this complex of nearly 3,000 wells is spectacular. The local people demonstrate the ancient techniques to visitors, even allowing you to participate.

(Visits are not recommended during the rainy season - November to April)

Optional: Urubamba River Rafting (3h, 1h30m in the river)

Passengers will be picked up from their hotels to be transferred to Pachar in the Sacred Valley of the Incas where their guide will be waiting for them ready with all the equipment. Here passengers will receive rafting equipment and a safety briefing (toilet facilities and changing rooms available). After a brief practice on the flat parts of the river, you will start your journey on easy waters while admiring the spectacular views of the mountains and archaeological remains. Afterwards continue towards Ollantaytambo and its amazing Inca terraces. At that time you will experience class 2-3 rapids, to finish with "El Resbaladero" (The Slide), a strong class 3 rapid that includes waves and small whirlpools. Then reach your river take out located in the community of Cachiccata (Toilets available) just 10 minutes by car from Ollantaytambo.

Optional: Biking at the Sacred Valley: Yanahuara (4h, 2h30m of biking)

You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Paucarbamba Bridge. Here you will receive a safety briefing and will adjust your bikes for the ride. Go through a trail following the Urubamba river, the sacred river of the Incas, until you reach the town of Pachar. From here take an easy descend through an ancient Inca trail that passes through farming fields and Inca terraces until you will get to the Inca bridge.

Optional: Hiking, Ollantaytambo - Cachicata (3h)

Early in the morning, you will be picked you up from your hotel, on the way admire the imposing Urubamba range, along with potato fields to Ollantaytambo where your hike will begin at the Inca Bridge over the Vilcanota River. The hike starts going up an Inca trail through terraces and tombs, until reaching the base of one of the most important mountains of the area, the Apu Buena Negra, a granite geological formation. From this area you have an impressive view of the Verónica Mountain, one of the most important in the Urubamba range, as well as a great view of the Pakaritampu pyramid, based on the agricultural terraces, and the town of Ollantaytambo and its fortress. Here enjoy your box lunch, followed by your descent while you admire breathtaking views in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and its beautiful typical little houses, and its green corn fields, crossed and irrigated by the sacred river of the Incas. The hike ends at "El Rancho" in the nice community of Cachiccata's. The houses in this community were built on stone foundations, using adobes (mud bricks) to build houses of only one or two stories high, all with roofs made of straw. Transportation will wait for you in the community of Cachiccata, to take us to your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley, or straight to the train station where you will take the train to Machu Picchu or just back to your hotel.

 

In the afternoon you will visit the famous Ollantaytambo Ruins, a typical Inca community. Towering above the town of Ollantaytambo there is the huge Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. Steep stone terraces rising from the edge of the town lead up to the fortress ruins at the top of the hill. A stone stairway leads up through the terrace walls, allowing visitors to step out on them. One of the best-preserved areas lies north of the Hanan Huacaypata square: an area of 15 blocks of houses built on top of carved stone walls.

Day-5 Yucay to Machu Picchu to Cusco

Transfer by bus to the train station of Ollantaytambo where you board a train that goes through the fertile plain of the Urubamba valley and on to Aguas Calientes. From there, small busses drive up the steep mountain to the ruin town. Machu Picchu called the Lost City of the Incas, this cultural heritage of mankind is a beautifully located impressive stone city constructed with a technique incredible for its era and even for present times. Stone upon stone, fitted together perfectly without any cement, with impressive delicacy, exquisite detail and discrimination worthy of the world's greatest palaces. There are many theories about Machu Picchu, but one thing is for sure - it is one of the most impressive sites in the world. Enjoy a guided visit of around 2 hours of the ruins and return by bus and train to Ollantaytambo station. Transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

Day-6 Exploring Cusco

Today begins with a half day city tour. You will be shown the exact centre of the Incan Empire, the Plaza de Armas. There one can find the cathedral built on the ruins of the ancient Inca Palace. The cathedral borders on other churches on both sides. Next stop will be the old town with its magnificent renovated colonial buildings; some of them are being used as hotels. Proceed to Sacsayhuaman, a ruin site located approximately 3 km above Cusco. Sacsayhuaman also offers a fabulous view over the city. Afterwards visit the surrounding ruins. To protect the historic center of Cusco, no vehicles are allowed to drive to the main square anymore. During the City Tour, a 15-20 minute walk takes place from Quorikancha to the Plaza de Armas and then a 5-minute walk to the square Regocijo where the passengers will be picked up again.

Day-7 Cusco to Puno

A full day bus tour from Cusco to Puno leads through the Peruvian highland along snow-covered peaks of the Andes, small villages and reaches its highest point in La Raya at 4,300 m above sea level. On route you will visit the town of Andahuaylillas, the ruins of Racchi and the small town of Pucara. Lunch in a typical restaurant enroute is included. Upon arrival in Puno you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day-8 Puno to Lima

Today you have a full day excursion on Lake Titicaca to visit the Uros floating islands. The Aymara Indians build their houses over floating artificial islands on the waters of the Titicaca. Continue to Taquile Island where you find numerous pre-Inca and Inca ruins and Inca terracing. The island is narrow, only about 1km wide, but 6-7km long. The people here still wear their traditional clothes and there is a co-operative shop on the Plaza where one can buy woollen goods of very fine quality. Lunch at Taquile Island is included. Transfer from you hotel to the airport of Juliaca for your flight to Lima (not included) and on arrival transfer to your hotel.

Day-9 Lima to Iguassu

Transfer from the hotel to the airport of Lima for your flight to Iguassu (not included) and transfer to the hotel. Iguassu - one of the biggest wonders of nature in South America: located amidst a sub-tropical forest in the triangle of Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, a gigantic row of waterfalls goes down into the river Iguassu.

Day-10 Iguassu

Leave your hotel on the Brazilian side by motor coach and cross the Iguassu National Park towards the Brazilian Falls. Walk along the paths following the cascades and then along the catwalk which leads you very close to the bottom of the Devil's Throat. Enjoy the magnificent views. Afterwards take an elevator to go back up to the road, and there you will board the motor coach which will take you to the Argentinean side of the falls. Make a short stop at the Visitor's Centre and proceed from there along the Inferior Circuit, the down-river falls, to the Superior Circuit and the up-river cascades. The Ecological Jungle Train leads you to the most impressive observation point of the falls - The Devil's Throat. After your visit transfer to your hotel on the Brazilian side of the falls.

Day-11 Iguassu to Buenos Aires

Transfer from your hotel to the airport for the flight to Buenos Aires (Not included). Upon arrival in Buenos Aires you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day-12 Buenos Aires

After breakfast you will visit the most important sites during a city tour. You will drive to the Plaza de Mayo, with the Casa Rosada, the pink house, seat of the government, the Cabildo (town hall) and the Metropolitan Cathedral, home of the Archbishop of Buenos Aires. The tour goes onto the district San Telmo. Until 1888 this part of the city was a river port, today San Telmo is one of the most modern and desired places to live in Buenos Aires. The worker district La Boca is famous for its colourful tin-houses and its history as living district of Italian seamen and dock workers in the 19th century. The Barrio Norte called Recoleta is the quarter of the rich of Buenos Aires. On the cemetery of Recoleta one will find the grave of Eva Duarte who became famous as Evita Peron. Continue along the widest avenue in the world, the Avenida 9 de Julio, and continue to the Plaza Lavalle with the Federal Court of Justice and the Teatro Colon, to Palermo with its parks and gardens. Return to the hotel the rest of the day is at leisure.

The below optional tours can be booked through your local representatives (own expense).

Optional: half day Tigre Tour. From your hotel you will drive along the Northern residential districts of the city, until getting to San Isidro, a colonial and aristocratic area. You will see the mansions and houses in front of the River Plate. You will continue the driving to Tigre, a charming area near Buenos Aires city where a great number of summer residences, yacht clubs and rowing clubs attract the week-end activity of many "portenos". The Tigre Delta with its rivers, streams and numerous green islands is one of the most attractive areas for visitors. The continuous sediment of the Parana River, which gives the river and estuary their particular brownish-red color, forms the Delta islands. Enjoy a boat excursion (1 hour) along the innumerable channels of the Parana-Delta to see some of the hundreds of islands covered with luxuriant vegetation. Drive back to the city to your hotel via the Panamericana highway.

Optional: A Tango Show including dinner at the Restaurant Viejo Almacen.

Day-13 Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro

Transfer from the hotel to the airport for the flight to Rio de Janeiro (not included). Arrive in Rio and transfer to the hotel.

Day-14 Rio de Janeiro

Leaving the hotel and proceeding as far as Cosme Velho Station to board a cog-train or a van for the ride through Tijuca Forest up Corcovado Mountain at 748 m (2,454 ft) high. The train ride takes 20 minutes and is a wonderful opportunity for a closer look at the forest's lush tropical vegetation and to enjoy scenic landscapes of the beaches and city. Disembarking at the top of Corcovado and then proceeding up the steps that lead to the top lookout where the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer stands. After appreciating the breathtaking view unfolding below, passengers will descend by train. The tour proceeds passing by Rio's world-famous beaches as far as Urca District to board a cable car for a two-staged ascent up Sugar Loaf Mountain at 390 m (1,280 ft) high. Then coming down and proceeding along Guanabara Bay and Flamengo Park as far as downtown. Visit downtown area, passing by the financial and business centre and by other attractions such as the Candelaria Church, Saint Sebastian Cathedral, Lapa Arches, Municipal Theatre, National Library, Fine Arts Museum, and by the Sambadrome, site of Rio's famous Carnival parade.

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  • International & Domestic airfare 
  • Visa cost of Brazil, Peru & Argentina 
  • Personal Insurance, we strongly suggest that the passenger’s take out their own insurance before Departing for South Africa.
  • Drinks and lunches/dinner except where mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature, driver and guide gratuities
  • All entrance fees and excursions not mentioned above
  • Porterage at hotels and airports
  • Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, natural calamities (landslides, floods), flight delays, excess baggage, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, war, airline or hotel policies etc.

Disclaimer
  • The above prices are subject to availability of flights and hotel accommodation and services at the time of processing the reservation.
  • The quote is based on the above hotels and any change will impact the cost. Long week-ends & school holidays in SA may attract a supplement.
  • The check-in time is 1430 hrs and check out time is 1030 hrs. Early check-in or a late checkout is not guaranteed and is only on request.
  • The drivers/guides may not stay in the same hotel as the clients. It is customary to pay 10% gratuity (tips) both to the driver and the guide to ensure a more pleasurable services.
  • Any unutilised entrances/sightseeing is non-refundable.
  • The prices are nett with all bank charges to your account.
  • Cancellations 45-day prior to the client’s arrival is subject to a cancellation fee. 30% advance required at the time of booking and balance of full payment required 45 days prior to arrival.