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Trip Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Itinerary: 1 Nights Lima | 2 Nights Yucay | 2 Nights Cusco | 1 Nights Puno | 2 Nights Lima | 2 Nights Iguazu Falls (Br) | 2 Nights Buenos Aires | 2 Nights Rio De Janeiro

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This package includes:
Hotel Stay
Breakfast
Transfers
Included hotels (or similar):
Lima - |
Yucay - |
Cusco - |
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Starting from
INR 307,675
per person on twin share
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Day 1 - Lima

On arrival at Lima Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

The rest of the day is free at leisure to explore the city on your own.

Overnight in Lima

Day 2 - Yucay

This morning you are transferred to Lima airport for the flight to Cusco.

Upon arrival at Cusco, you will start the tour of Cuzco 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 at a local house, followed by the transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 3 - Yucay

The morning is free or take optional tours to Moray and Maras. 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. Later 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. (Visits are not recommended during the rainy season (November to April).

In the afternoon, a visit to Ollantaytambo, a typical Inca community, is included. Towering above the town of Ollantaytambo we will find the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. Steep stone terraces rising from the edge of 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.

Overnight in Yucay.

Day 4 - Cusco

Today enjoy a full day excursion to Machu Picchu.

Travel by 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.

In the evening return to your hotel in Cusco.

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 5 - Cusco

This morning enjoy half-day city tour of Cusco.

Visit the exact centre of the Inca Empire, the Plaza de Armas. See 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. Then proceed to Sacsayhuaman, a ruin located approx. 3 km above Cusco. Sacsayhuaman also offers a fabulous view of the city.

The afternoon is free at leisure

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 6 - Puno

Today travel by overland bus journey from Cusco to Puno leads through the Peruvian highland along snow-covered peaks, passes up to 4.300m above sea level and then goes down to Puno, which is right on Lake Titicaca. On route we will visit the town of Andahuaylillas, the ruins of Racchi, and the small town of Pucara.

Enjoy Lunch in a typical restaurant.

After arrival in Puno transfer to your hotel. The beauty and charm of Puno town is made up by its habitant's kind personality and by its mixture of typical Andean architecture that is to be found all way down from the sides of the hills until the bank of the Titicaca Lake.

Overnight in Puno.

Day 7 - Lima

Today morning travel to Puno's dock where you will depart towards the Uros Islands on Titicaca Lake. The Uros are 40 small floating islands made of packed totora (reed), located within the Titicaca National Reserve. Here the inhabitants of the lake, the Uros, live just as their ancestors did, maintaining their customs and idiosyncrasies.

After visiting the Uros Islands we will continue by boat to Taquile Island. There are no roads or electricity in Taquile and the locals have maintained their traditions and culture and many still wear traditional dresses. The Taquile's are known for their high-quality handicrafts, especially for the knitting, which is exclusively performed by males.

Enjoy typical lunch at Taquile Island.

Later transfer from the hotel to the airport of Juliaca for flight to Lima.

On arrival at Lima Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Lima.

Day 8 - Lima

The morning is free.

In the afternoon you will explore the city on a sightseeing tour through Lima. See 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 visit of one of Lima's most noted museums, the Rafael Larco Herrera Archaeological Museum which houses the world's largest private collection of Peruvian pre-Columbian Art.

Overnight in Lima.

Day 9 - Iguazu Falls (Br)

Today you will be transferred to Lima Airport for flight to Iguassu.

On arrival at Iguassu you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Iguassu Falls is 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.

Overnight in Iguassu, Brazilian side.

Day 10 - Iguazu Falls (Br)

Today leave your hotel on the Brazilian side by motor coach and cross the Iguassu National Park towards the Brazilian Falls. You 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. You will enjoy magnificent views. Afterwards you take an elevator to go up back to the road, and there you will board the motor coach which will take you to the Argentinean side of the falls.

You will make a short stop at the Visitors Centre and proceed from there along the Inferior Circuit, the down-river falls, to the Superior Circuit, the up-river cascades. The Ecological Jungle Train leads you to the most impressive observation point of the falls The Devil's Throat. After visit transfer to the hotel on the Brazilian side of the falls.

Overnight in Iguassu, Brazilian side.

Day 11 - Buenos Aires

This morning transfer from the hotel to the airport for the flight to Buenos Aires.

Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel.

Buenos Aires - is not only the capital of Argentina; it is also one of the 10 most important metropolises in the world and the centre of the political, economic and intellectual life of the country. This cosmopolitan city - with great European cultural influence - displays a refined taste in its cooking, in its boutiques and in the elegance of its inhabitants. Enjoy the plentiful night life visiting tango bars, cabarets, discotheques, restaurants or eternally open bars.

Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Day 12 - Buenos Aires

Today visit the most the most important sites on Buenos Aires city tour.

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. Visit the district San Telmo, 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. 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. The tour concludes back to the hotel. In the afternoon you have free time at leisure ot take optional tours of Tigre Tour

Visit half day Tigre Tour, 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. Or take a boat excursion for an 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 via the Panamericana highway. OR Visit of a Tango Show with dinner at local restaurant.

Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Day 13 - Rio De Janeiro

This morning you will be transferred from the hotel to the airport for the flight to Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Capital.

On arrival in Rio you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Rio is surrounded by natural beauty on all sides, with Christ the Redeemer perched on top of Corcovado blessing the city and Sugar Loaf, one of the most famous postcards of our country.

Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.

Day 14 - Rio De Janeiro

Today enjoy full day Rio de Janeiro City Tour including Sugar Loaf & Corcovado.

Board a 20 minute train ride passing by Tijuca Forest up Corcovado Mountain at 748 m (2.454 ft) high and 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 Rios famous Carnival parade.

Evening is free Or we recommend you to take optional tour of Rio by night show. Visit a folklore and Carnival show featuring skilled dancers, entertainers, samba bands and wonderful costumes in a wonderful display of Brazilian folklore and Carnival.

Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.

Day 15 - Rio De Janeiro

This morning you will be transferred to Rio de Janeiro airport for your flight back home.

We hope you will take back happy memories of your holiday.


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Inclusions

  • Hotel Stay
  • Breakfast
  • Transfers

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Changes In Tax Rates
  • Charges Not Mentioned
  • Personal Expenses
  • Porter Charges
  • Surcharges
  • Tips

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Validity From : January 6, 2018
Validity To : December 9, 2018

Fixed Departures :
February, 2018 - 17 (Sat)
March, 2018 - 03 (Sat),31 (Sat)
May, 2018 - 12 (Sat),19 (Sat)
June, 2018 - 09 (Sat)
July, 2018 - 14 (Sat)
August, 2018 - 18 (Sat)
September, 2018 - 08 (Sat),22 (Sat)
October, 2018 - 13 (Sat)
November, 2018 - 24 (Sat)

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Day 1 - Lima

On arrival at Lima Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

The rest of the day is free at leisure to explore the city on your own.

Overnight in Lima

Day 2 - Yucay

This morning you are transferred to Lima airport for the flight to Cusco.

Upon arrival at Cusco, you will start the tour of Cuzco 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 at a local house, followed by the transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 3 - Yucay

The morning is free or take optional tours to Moray and Maras. 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. Later 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. (Visits are not recommended during the rainy season (November to April).

In the afternoon, a visit to Ollantaytambo, a typical Inca community, is included. Towering above the town of Ollantaytambo we will find the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. Steep stone terraces rising from the edge of 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.

Overnight in Yucay.

Day 4 - Cusco

Today enjoy a full day excursion to Machu Picchu.

Travel by 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.

In the evening return to your hotel in Cusco.

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 5 - Cusco

This morning enjoy half-day city tour of Cusco.

Visit the exact centre of the Inca Empire, the Plaza de Armas. See 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. Then proceed to Sacsayhuaman, a ruin located approx. 3 km above Cusco. Sacsayhuaman also offers a fabulous view of the city.

The afternoon is free at leisure

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 6 - Puno

Today travel by overland bus journey from Cusco to Puno leads through the Peruvian highland along snow-covered peaks, passes up to 4.300m above sea level and then goes down to Puno, which is right on Lake Titicaca. On route we will visit the town of Andahuaylillas, the ruins of Racchi, and the small town of Pucara.

Enjoy Lunch in a typical restaurant.

After arrival in Puno transfer to your hotel. The beauty and charm of Puno town is made up by its habitant's kind personality and by its mixture of typical Andean architecture that is to be found all way down from the sides of the hills until the bank of the Titicaca Lake.

Overnight in Puno.

Day 7 - Lima

Today morning travel to Puno's dock where you will depart towards the Uros Islands on Titicaca Lake. The Uros are 40 small floating islands made of packed totora (reed), located within the Titicaca National Reserve. Here the inhabitants of the lake, the Uros, live just as their ancestors did, maintaining their customs and idiosyncrasies.

After visiting the Uros Islands we will continue by boat to Taquile Island. There are no roads or electricity in Taquile and the locals have maintained their traditions and culture and many still wear traditional dresses. The Taquile's are known for their high-quality handicrafts, especially for the knitting, which is exclusively performed by males.

Enjoy typical lunch at Taquile Island.

Later transfer from the hotel to the airport of Juliaca for flight to Lima.

On arrival at Lima Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight in Lima.

Day 8 - Lima

The morning is free.

In the afternoon you will explore the city on a sightseeing tour through Lima. See 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 visit of one of Lima's most noted museums, the Rafael Larco Herrera Archaeological Museum which houses the world's largest private collection of Peruvian pre-Columbian Art.

Overnight in Lima.

Day 9 - Iguazu Falls (Br)

Today you will be transferred to Lima Airport for flight to Iguassu.

On arrival at Iguassu you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Iguassu Falls is 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.

Overnight in Iguassu, Brazilian side.

Day 10 - Iguazu Falls (Br)

Today leave your hotel on the Brazilian side by motor coach and cross the Iguassu National Park towards the Brazilian Falls. You 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. You will enjoy magnificent views. Afterwards you take an elevator to go up back to the road, and there you will board the motor coach which will take you to the Argentinean side of the falls.

You will make a short stop at the Visitors Centre and proceed from there along the Inferior Circuit, the down-river falls, to the Superior Circuit, the up-river cascades. The Ecological Jungle Train leads you to the most impressive observation point of the falls The Devil's Throat. After visit transfer to the hotel on the Brazilian side of the falls.

Overnight in Iguassu, Brazilian side.

Day 11 - Buenos Aires

This morning transfer from the hotel to the airport for the flight to Buenos Aires.

Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel.

Buenos Aires - is not only the capital of Argentina; it is also one of the 10 most important metropolises in the world and the centre of the political, economic and intellectual life of the country. This cosmopolitan city - with great European cultural influence - displays a refined taste in its cooking, in its boutiques and in the elegance of its inhabitants. Enjoy the plentiful night life visiting tango bars, cabarets, discotheques, restaurants or eternally open bars.

Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Day 12 - Buenos Aires

Today visit the most the most important sites on Buenos Aires city tour.

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. Visit the district San Telmo, 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. 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. The tour concludes back to the hotel. In the afternoon you have free time at leisure ot take optional tours of Tigre Tour

Visit half day Tigre Tour, 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. Or take a boat excursion for an 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 via the Panamericana highway. OR Visit of a Tango Show with dinner at local restaurant.

Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Day 13 - Rio De Janeiro

This morning you will be transferred from the hotel to the airport for the flight to Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian Capital.

On arrival in Rio you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Rio is surrounded by natural beauty on all sides, with Christ the Redeemer perched on top of Corcovado blessing the city and Sugar Loaf, one of the most famous postcards of our country.

Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.

Day 14 - Rio De Janeiro

Today enjoy full day Rio de Janeiro City Tour including Sugar Loaf & Corcovado.

Board a 20 minute train ride passing by Tijuca Forest up Corcovado Mountain at 748 m (2.454 ft) high and 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 Rios famous Carnival parade.

Evening is free Or we recommend you to take optional tour of Rio by night show. Visit a folklore and Carnival show featuring skilled dancers, entertainers, samba bands and wonderful costumes in a wonderful display of Brazilian folklore and Carnival.

Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.

Day 15 - Rio De Janeiro

This morning you will be transferred to Rio de Janeiro airport for your flight back home.

We hope you will take back happy memories of your holiday.


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Inclusions

  • Hotel Stay
  • Breakfast
  • Transfers

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Changes In Tax Rates
  • Charges Not Mentioned
  • Personal Expenses
  • Porter Charges
  • Surcharges
  • Tips

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Validity From : January 6, 2018
Validity To : December 9, 2018

Fixed Departures :
February, 2018 - 17 (Sat)
March, 2018 - 03 (Sat),31 (Sat)
May, 2018 - 12 (Sat),19 (Sat)
June, 2018 - 09 (Sat)
July, 2018 - 14 (Sat)
August, 2018 - 18 (Sat)
September, 2018 - 08 (Sat),22 (Sat)
October, 2018 - 13 (Sat)
November, 2018 - 24 (Sat)

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Trip Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Itinerary: 1 Nights Manaus | 2 Nights Amazon Forest | 2 Nights Rio De Janeiro | 1 Nights Iguazu Falls (Br) | 2 Nights Lima | 2 Nights Cusco | 1 Nights Cusco | 3 Nights Buenos Aires

An ever-changing kaleidoscope, be enthralled by a passionate tango display, be enraptured by dram... More

This package includes:
Round-trip Flights
Hotel Stay
Breakfast
Sightseeing
Transfers
Visa
Included hotels (or similar):
Manaus - Intercity Manaus |
Amazon Forest - Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge |
Rio De Janeiro - Royalty Rio |
...More Hotels (5)
Standard
Starting from
INR 535,505
per person on twin share
Phone Booking
Day 1 - Manaus

Welcome to your 'Essence of South America' tour!

On arrival in Manaus, your tour representative will greet you at the 'meeting point' at the exit. After immigration and customs, transfer comfortably to your hotel (check-in after 1400 hours).

Then, proceed on a guided sightseeing tour of Manaus to view the vestiges of its glory days during the rubber boom. Your first stop will be the famous opera House built in 1896 with materials imported from Europe. Next, visit a bustling local market filled with regional foods and wares.

Overnight in Manaus.

Dinner at the hotel / Local Restaurant.

Day 2 - Amazon Forest

After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and proceed to the port to embark on your 'Meeting of the Waters' cruise which passes by the impressive British-built Custom House and the floating port. Cruise along the chocolate-coloured Rio Negro to its confluence with the yellow-gray Rio Solimoes where the two rivers form the mighty Amazon. For 4 miles, the differently coloured bodies of water flow side by side and never mix!

Explore a Jungle Island (if water levels permit) with fascinating native flora and fauna.

Later this afternoon, arrive at the lodge inside the Amazonian rainforest.

Overnight in Amazon.

Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at the lodge / Local restaurant.

Day 3 - Amazon Forest

Accompanied by a Naturalist, enjoy a guided jungle walk that introduces you to the flora and fauna that thrives in the Amazon.

After lunch, sail up the river to visit a Caboclo's native Amazon village to learn about their traditions and culture. Also try your hand at piranha fishing!

Later, visit the Monkey Jungle Reserve where researchers work to rehabilitate captive primates and reintroduce them to the jungle. Here, you have the opportunity to see a feeding of spider monkeys, squirrel monkeys, woolly monkeys and capuchin monkeys.

This evening, venture back out on a canoe with your Naturalist into the flooded forest to appreciate the jungle at night with the possibility to spot small alligators and other night creatures.

Overnight in Amazon.

Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at the lodge / Local restaurant.

Day 4 - Rio De Janeiro

Today, transfer to the airport in Manaus to board your flight to Rio de Janeiro.

On arrival, proceed on a guided sightseeing tour to the bustling downtown Rio where modern office towers stand next to relics of the Portuguese colonial past.

View the Sambadrome and the Cathedral before visiting the 300-foot-high Sugar Loaf Mountain. Ascend by cable car to its summit where you can savour spectacular vistas of the city and beaches.

Later, proceed to the hotel and check-in.

Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.

Breakfast at the hotel and dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 5 - Rio De Janeiro

This morning, proceed to Cosme Velho district where you will board a cog-wheel train which will take you through lush vegetation of Tijuca Forest to the top of the Corcovado Mountain. This rounded peak rising 2,300 feet from the bay below is one of the new Seven Modern Wonders of the World and home to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree panorama which affords sweeping views of the city and beaches below.

Tonight, join us on an outing to a fun churrascaria for a feast of barbecued veggies marinated and roasted over charcoal in true Brazilian style, followed by a Samba show, where the sheer vitality of this country explodes in a colourful extravaganza.

Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.

Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 6 - Iguazu Falls (Br)

Today, after breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to Iguazu.

On arrival, proceed to your hotel (check-in from 1600 hours). The Iguazu Falls is at the crossroads of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. This masterpiece of nature encompasses 275 separate falls and spans almost two miles.

The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.

Overnight in Iguazu.

Breakfast and dinner at the hotel / Local restaurant.

Day 7 - Lima

This morning, after breakfast, check-out of the hotel and proceed to visit Iguazu Falls, where you can enjoy the spectacle of this 2-mile-wide torrential downpour. With some cataratas as high as 250 feet, it's nothing short of hypnotic. The clouds of spray, the incessant roar and the surrounding luxuriant tropical growth make this an unforgettable natural wonder.

Later, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima.

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and check-in.

Overnight in Lima.

Breakfast at the hotel and dinner on board.

Day 8 - Lima

Today, proceed on a half-day guided sightseeing tour of Colonial and Modern Lima passing by outstanding monuments such as the Government Palace, the City Hall and the Cathedral (closed on Sundays) and the 17th century San Francisco Convent.

Later, visit the Larco Herrera Museum.

Overnight in Lima.

Breakfast at the hotel and dinner at a local restaurant (set menu)

Day 9 - Cusco

Early this morning, proceed to the airport for your flight to Cusco.

On arrival into the ancient capital of the Incas transfer to your hotel. Cusco is perhaps the most fascinating city in the western hemisphere. As the capital of the Inca Empire - the largest empire in the Americas prior to that of the Spanish - Cusco was hugely important as a political, religious and spiritual center, to the extent that the Inca's referred to it as the "Home of Gods".

Later this afternoon, be fascinated on a guided sightseeing tour of the city constructed on the foundations of Inca palaces. We will start at "Coricancha" or the Temple of the Sun, then pass on to the "Plaza de Armas" where we will enter the Cathedral with its fine wooden sculptures, altars and paintings. Afterwards, we will leave the city to visit Sacsayhuaman Fortress where the Incas' construction of tightly placed stones created an incredible series of walls, the Temple of Qenqo, the ruins of Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.

This evening, enjoy a Folklore Dinner Show.

Overnight in Cusco.

Breakfast at the hotel and dinner after the Folklore Show

Day 10 - Cusco

Early this morning, board the Vistadome train from Poroy station to breathtaking Machu Picchu. The train journey passes through picturesque Andean scenery, traditional villages, Inca ruins and rushing rivers.

Descend 1300 meters to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and follow the Urubamba River until the final stop at Aguas Calientes at the foot of the mountains. Board a small bus and head up to the ruins of the "Sacred City", Machu Picchu. The famous lost city of the Incas is one of the most magical and mysterious places on Earth! Stand 2,430 meters above sea level in the middle of a tropical mountain forest. In an extraordinarily beautiful setting, it was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height. Its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The natural setting on the eastern slopes of the Andes encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna and is frequently shrouded in misty clouds pierced by the powerful equatorial sun.

Take the Vistadome train back to Poroy station on your return journey to Cusco.

Overnight in Cusco.

Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 11 - Cusco

Today, embark on a full day tour to Urubamba, the largest town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Passing the impressive landscape of the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba River, arrive at the colourful market of Pisaq where you can still see citizens and farmers from nearby villages interchanging their goods like they have been doing for centuries. We'll also see a lot of handcrafted products for sale. Head to Ollantaytambo to see the impressive fortress where the Temple of the Sun, formed of 6 gigantic monoliths, whose total weight exceeds 50 tons and the Terrace of the Ten Niches stand out. Ollantaytambo was the site of the only successful Incan battle against the Spanish. It was originally built as a fortified city to protect the great Inca capital from attacks of the "Antis", a savage jungle tribe who were never subdued by the Incas.

Return to Cusco and late in the evening, proceed to the airport for your overnight flight to Buenos Aires, the proud capital of the vast country that occupies most of the southern part of the continent

Overnight on board the flight

Breakfast at the hotel, lunch at a local restaurant and dinner on board the flight

Day 12 - Buenos Aires

Today, arrive in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel (early check-in). You will have time to become acquainted with the "Paris of South America" and its wide boulevards and outdoor cafes.

Later, proceed for Tigre Delta Boat cruise.

Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Breakfast either in the hotel OR onboard the flight and dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 13 - Buenos Aires

After breakfast this morning, embark on a guided sightseeing tour that starts in the colourful La Boca district, site of the city's first port. Take a short walking tour of this unique neighbourhood, then on to San Telmo, famous for its late-colonial buildings and a popular gathering spot for artists. At the Plaza de Mayo, see La Casa Rosada (the President's Pink House) and the Metropolitan Cathedral which houses San Martin's Mausoleum. Drive past the ornate Colon Opera House before reaching the Cemetery of the Recoleta, the burial site of Eva Peron.

Later, depart for a short panoramic night tour in Buenos Aires ending at the venue for the Tango lesson, followed by a Tango Dinner Show.

Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Breakfast at the hotel, lunch at a local restaurant and dinner after the Tango Show

Day 14 - Buenos Aires

Experience Argentine country life as you visit an estancia Santa Susana's (ranch) on your tour to Pampas. Get acquainted with the lifestyle of the gauchos and enjoy the warm hospitality of your hosts before returning to the city.

Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Breakfast at the hotel, lunch and dinner at a local restaurant

Day 15 - Buenos Aires

Good times need never end! As you get ready for the airport and your flight back home, relive the high points of your 'Essence of South America' tour. We are confident you will join us again, sometime soon

Breakfast at the hotel


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