Amazing South America
Duration: 16 Nights/17 Days
Day 01 – Lima
Arrive in Lima, the capital of Peru and transfer to hotel upon arrival.The beauty of the city's many fine carved wooden balconies found throughout the city is a joy. The center of Lima is compact, and can easily be walked around. The main building in the Plaza is the Cathedral. Overnight in Lima.
Day 02 – Lima City Tour
After Breakfast proceed for the city tour and visit the Main Square, the Government Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral, the San Francisco Convent and its "Catacombs" ancient underground cemetery of Lima, Torre Tagle Palace and the Osambela House. Visit the Gold Museum, thencontinue to the modern and high end side of Lima city, the Mira Flores. Overnight in Lima.
Day 03 –Lima - Cuzco
After breakfast, depart for Cuzco. Check into the hotel upon arrival. Enjoy a city tour after acclimating to the altitude in the afternoon. Visit nearby Ruins "Cusco” of Tambo achy, Kenki, Puca - Pucara, and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Also see the Koricancha or temple of the Sun. Overnight in Cuzco.
Day 04 – Cuzco – Full Day Excursion to Machu Picchu
After breakfast, begin your day with a breathtaking train ride which goes through Urubamba Valley and mountain top ruins of Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is eye tantalizing tribute to man in harmony with nature. It is located high above the clouds, high above the Sacred Valley. Take the afternoon train back to Cusco and overnight in the hotel.
Day 05 –Cuzco – Full Day Excursion to Sacred Valley
ABreakfast at the hotel, then discover the Sacred Valley of the Incas on this full-day excursion. Travel to the scenic town of Pisac where you'll visit the local market and see mass if traveling on a Sunday. Then, head over to the ruins of the Ollantayambo Fortress and the Temple of the Sun, a mysterious structure with massive 12 foot (3.5m) tall stones.
Day 06 – Cuzko – Buenos Aires
After breakfast, Transfer airport and fly to Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. After completing all the immigration formalities, you will be transferred to the hotel. Buenos Aires is, with over 11 million inhabitants, one of the largest cities in Argentina. A city with modern structure and dynamic activities has found the way to preserve old traditions &lovely spots. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Day 07 – Buenos Aires
After breakfast, we start the city tour of Buenos Aires. Visit "Plaza de Mayo", the Pink House, the Buenos Aires Cathedral, the 9 of July Avenue, the Colon Theatre, La Boca neighborhood with the traditional "Caminito Street", "San Martin Plaza", Recoleta Cemetery, and the Palermo Woods. In the afternoon we will tour the Tigre and Parana’s Delta River. Then return by bus along the Panamerican Highway to the city of Buenos Aires. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Day 08 – Buenos Aires- Fiesta Gaucha tour
After breakfast, enjoy a full day Fiesta Gaucha Tour at Estancia Santa Susana and meet 'gauchos' in their own environment. Ride to the outskirts of the city into the countryside, the 'pampas', cradle of the 'gaucho' and the rich 'gaucho' tradition. After dinner, proceed to enjoy the LA VENTANA, TANGO SHOW. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Day 09 – Buenos Aires – El Calafate
Today, after breakfast depart for El Calafate. The city is located at the base of Calafate Hill on the shore of the Argentinian Lake.In the early 20th Century, the Patagonian trails had wagon stops every three leagues, the average distance covered in a day's journey by a driven wagon. These inevitable stops were named by the wagon drivers: "El Bote", "El Calafate" and "El Centinela". The name "El Calafate" comes from the dense calafate (berberis genus) shrubbery that grew on this alluvial plain. Check into hotel upon arrival.
Day 10 –El Calafate – Full Day Excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier
After breakfast proceed to the fascinating landscape of Argentinia's Perito Moreno glacier on a full day tour from El Calafate. Explore glacier streams, small lagoons, gullies, crevasses and plenty of ice formations on this one of a kind South American experience. Learn about the general glaciology of the region as well as a particular phenomenon that happens in the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Day 11 –Rio De Janeiro
Transfer to airport to catch a flight for Rio de Janeiro. Welcome to South America’s largest and most populous country. Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil, on the South Atlantic coast. Rio is famous for its breathtaking landscape, its laidback beach culture and its annual carnival. On arrival transfer to your hotel.
Day 12–Rio City Tour - Corcovado Mountain – Christ the Redeemer
After breakfast, enjoy a full day city tour of Rio. Ascend on Corcovado Mountain by train to visit one of the world’s most famous landmarks, the gigantic statue of Christ, the Redeemer. Then proceed to Cascatinha, Tijuca Forest, to the top of Corcovado Mountain. CidadeMaravilhosa, "the marvelous city" as it is known to its residents and the rest of Brazil, is also the most beautiful city in the world. As a tropical resort, Rio offers miles of golden beaches, including, Ipanema and Copacabana, two of the most famous stretches of sand in the world. The tour continues with the visit to Metropolitan Cathedral, samba stadium and view of architectonic monuments of Rio. Overnight in Rio.
Day 13-Guanabara Bay& Sugar Loaf Mountain
We will take a boat tour of Guanabara Bay, viewing the incredible “Wonder City” from its most famous bay. Based on water volume, Guanabara Bay is the largest bay in the world, and has several islands such as the Governor's Island and Snakes Island. To the west, lies Rio de Janeiro, and facing east - the municipal district of Niteroi. Various sights and landmarks such as the neighborhoods of Botafogo, Flamengo, Urca, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Fort Sao Joao, Flagstone Island, Santa Cruz Fortress, Rio-Niteroi Bridge and more will be seen as we depart from the Marina da Gloria. Overnight in Rio.
Day 14- Rio de Janeiro - Sao Paulo
Fly to Sao Paulo, on arrival transfer to your hotel. City tour of São Paulo, the world's second largest city & South America's industrial powerhouse! The city of São Paulo is full of surprises. It is the largest German manufacturing city in the world, and contains great architecture, such as this masterpiece by Oscar Niemeyer, architect of the capital, Brasilia.
Day 15 - Sao Paulo - Iguassu Falls Brazil
Today, after breakfast at the hotel fly to the natural wonder known as the Iguassu Falls located on the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Upon arrival checking in the hotel. Day at leisure.
Day 16 – Iguassu Falls Brazil
Today, after breakfast we proceed to enjoy the Iguassu Falls National Park, touring the Brazilian side of the Falls. You will walk with the guide, descending a walkway, contemplating the lovely waterfalls in all of nature's exuberance, with panoramic views of both sides - Brazilian and Argentinean. Reaching the highest elevation then descent into the Brazilian side lookout, this provides magnificent photo opportunities and views. Overnight in Iguass.
Day 17 – Departure
Transfer to the airport to board the flight for your next destination.