South America, the planet's 4th largest continent, includes (12) independent countries and (3) major territories; the Falkland Islands, Galapagos Islands and French Guiana. The continent contains the world's highest waterfall, Angel Falls in Venezuela; the largest river (by volume), the Amazon River; the longest mountain range, the Andes, and the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert in Chile. In addition, it includes the largest rainforest, the Amazon Rainforest; the highest capital city, La Paz, Bolivia; the highest commercially navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca; and, excluding research stations in Antarctica, the world's southernmost permanently inhabited community, Puerto Toro, Chile.which is how it is viewed in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking regions of the Americas. The reference to South America instead of other regions (like Latin America or the Southern Cone) has increased in the last decades due to changing geopolitical dynamics (in particular, the rise of Brazil).
Meal: Dinner Arrival in Rio de Janeiro. Our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant; O/N Rio de Janeiro (D).
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch After breakfast embark on the full day tour of Corcovado & Sugar Loaf. You will pass through some of the finest tourist hotspots heading to the Cosme Velho district, where the railroad station to the cable car that lifts up to the Corcovado is located. At the top of the Corcovado, at 710 mt. is placed one of the most famous postcards of Rio de Janeiro, the forty mt. high statue of Christ the Redeemer. This impressive statue, with its magnificent belvedere, overlooks the most amazing sights of the city of Rio de Janeiro. The tour continues to the Urca district and specifically to the Praia Vermelha, where the Sugar Loaf´s cable ferry station is located. From the cable car, enjoy the superb view of the city as you get to the top of Sugar Loaf. From there, the beaches and the meeting of Guanabara Bay and the ocean waters are amazing. Return by bus to the hotel. Lunch will be at a local restaurant; O/N Rio de Janeiro.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner After breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure. In the evening, after dining at a local restaurant, we head to the most famous Samba Show theatre in Rio de Janeiro to enjoy an unforgettable performance of Brazilian Samba and folklore. Experience the magical world of Brazilian Carnival wrapped in the colours and the sounds of exotic percussion instruments. O/N Rio de Janeiro.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner At scheduled time, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Iguassu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. Visit the Brazilian side of the falls. The tour starts with a visit to the main centre of the park, where you will have the opportunity to get some insights into the local ecosystem. From there, take a walk through the most important track of the park to enjoy an astonishing view of the waterfalls. From the local belvedere you will have a privileged sight of the both parts of the waterfalls. Return to the main point via the panoramic elevator. Dinner & Show at San Rafain restaurant; O/N Iguassu.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Visit the Argentinean Side of the falls. Inhabited by over 400 different varieties of birds, Iguassu offers one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Catwalks and observatories will let you enjoy the magnificent falls, which culminate in the impressive Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat), the point where the Iguassu river crashes down offering a breathtaking experience. At scheduled time, transfer to the airport to take your flight to Buenos Aires. At arrival, meet and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy your dinner at an Indian restaurant. O/N Buenos Aires.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner In the morning, get acquainted with Buenos Aires during this tour highlighting the city’s major neighbourhoods and attractions. Among the points of interest you will see the Main Square Plaza de Mayo surrounded by the Casa Rosada (Presidential Office), the Cabildo (Colonial Town Hall) and the Cathedral. You will also drive through the charming streets of San Telmo and down the colourful roads of La Boca, famous for its multicolour tin houses. Later, drive through elegant Barrio Norte on your way to the Recoleta Cemetery, an amazing aboveground cemetery lined with mausoleums and statues. Finally, visit Palermo and its magnificent mansions and parks. O/N Buenos Aires Night Tour – Dinner & Tango Show. The various Tango Houses in Buenos Aires offer the possibility of admiring tango in its different expressions. Dancers and singers as well as a tango orchestras, will let you enjoy and feel this particular Buenos Aires music at its utmost, while having a drink or a wonderful dinner.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to board your flight to El Calafate. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel. Dinner at the hotel; O/N El Calafate.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Today, experience a full day tour to the amazing Perito Moreno Glacier. After 2 hours drive by bus we arrive at Perito Moreno where, after a short walk, you can get the fist view of the glacier, whose wall of about 100 meters is sure to enthral you! This is one of the few glaciers in the world which are still advancing. Dinner at a local restaurant; O/N El Calafate.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to board your fight to Lima, via Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, meet our representative and transfer to your hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant (Indian food available); O/N Lima.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch After breakfast, begin your tour to Lima including the Historical Centre: Plaza Mayor (Main Square), the Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the City Hall and old streets with colonial mansions and Moorish balconies. You will also visit a historic convent, an icon of colonial architecture. The tour goes all the way to modern district of San Isidro, where you’ll appreciate Huaca Huallamarca, a pre Incan pyramid made out of adobe, and end up in the tourist district of Miraflores, where you will observe the Pacific Ocean coast from the vast seafront. Lunch a local restaurant (Indian food available); O/N Lima.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant (Indian food available); O/N Cusco.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner After breakfast, you will be driven through the scenic landscape to the Urubamba Valley, the "Sacred Valley of the Incas". Enroute, stop at Awana Kancha and discover the beauty of South American camelids, guanacos, llamas, vicuña and alpacas, and an exhibition of traditional Andean textile art. Then arriving at the town of Pisac, an hour’s drive from Cusco, you will visit the colourful Pisac Market, where the local Indians meet to sell their merchandise as they have done it for centuries. The tour continues to the town of Ollantaytambo from where you will climb up to its imposing Inca fortress at the top of the mountain. Dinner at a local restaurant (Indian food available); O/N Cusco.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the train station to board the train that will take you to the magnificent Machu Picchu. You will arrive to the Aguas Calientes Station where you will be transported by bus to the top of the mountain and citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the most renowned examples of Inca architecture, surrounded by lush cloud forest. Lost in history, it was not discovered until 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham. After a guided visit of the ruins return to Cusco and transfer to your hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant (Indian food available); O/N Cusco.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Sao Paulo. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy full day at leisure. Enjoy dinner at an Indian restaurant; O/N Sao Paulo.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner Enjoy full day at leisure. Enjoy dinner at an Indian restaurant; O/N Sao Paulo.