BOLIVIA – CHILE –ARGENTINA – BRAZIL
16 days/15 nights
Lima(2n) + Cuzco(2n)+ Puno(1n)+ La Paz( 1n)+
Santiago de Chile (2n)+ Buenos Aires(2n)+
Iguazu (2n)+ Rio de Janeiro (3n)
Be ready for goosebumps when you are on top of
Machu Picchu and enjoy some views of the ancient Incas. Be amazed by the
indigenous of the islands of Uros in Titicaca lake and their traditional way of
life. Experience the heights of the Andes and its unique landscapes such as
Valley of Moon in La Paz. Let´s get infected by the Tango vibe of Argentina and
experience the crazy Brazilian beat of Rio de Janeiro.
5 countries 2018
Bolivia + Chile + Argentina + Brazil, Program 4*
This tour can start on any date of
2018 except holidays and congresses and booked for 1 pax or more
Day 1: Lima
Arrival at the airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel.
Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru. It is located in the central coastal part of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The city was founded in 1535 by the Spanish discoverer Francisco Pizarrounder and was named “Ciudad de los Reyes” (City of Kings). The historic center was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
It’s a city with great cultural diversity- which has a large number of museums. Another amazing thing it has to offer is its great food which has been recognized worldwide through many years. Lima offers a wide range of restaurants and bars, where you can taste delicious Peruvian dishes and drinks. In Lima you will find everything you are looking for diversity of cultures, adventures, beaches, variety of food, entertainment and everything you can imagine.
Day 2: Lima
Today you will go on a half day city tour with your English speaking guide, you will also visit the Gold Museum of Lima.
You will see the historic monuments of Lima – the Plaza Mayor, the Cathedral, the Government House, the Convent of San Francisco with beautiful cloisters and catacombs, used as a cemetery during the colonial era. Drive through the modern elite district of Lima Miraflores Central Park, San Isidro, Country Club and Golf Course. You will also visit the main shopping streets, such as Larco Avenue.
The Gold Museum shows its collection of gold ornaments of the ancient cultures of Peru. The exhibition presents jewelry and ornaments from Pre-Inca times. Earrings, ceremonial swords, ancient articles, pearl and blue stones " lapis lazuli " and ponchos, embroidered with gold plates - all made by skilled hands of the ancient masters . The Museum also presents a magnificent collection of ancient weapons from around the world.
Day 3: Lima - Cusco
After your breakfast in the hotel you will be transferred to the airport with a driver for your flight to Cusco.
A guide will collect you at the airport and you will have a City tour through Cusco including a visit to the "Koricancha" (Temple of the Sun), where the Incas carried out their main ritual celebrations - the winter solstice. After that, you will visit the ruins of four nearby ruins Temple Kenko, Red Fortress, PukaPukara, Tambomachay (center of worship of the Incas water) and architectural complex Saksaiuaman (religious buildings, castle, towers, canals, built of huge blocks. Later you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day 4: Machu Picchu
After enjoying your breakfast in the hotel you will g on a full day excursion to "Machu Picchu - Lost City of the Incas" with an English speaking group. In the afternoon you will have lunch. Then return to Cusco by train and will be transfer to hotel.
Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located 2,430m above sea level. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley which is 80 kilometers (50 mi) northwest of Cusco and through that the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Since 1911 when it caught international attention, Machu Picchu has become the largest tourist attraction in South America. Most of the outlying buildings have been reconstructed in order to give tourists a better idea of what the structures originally looked like. By 1976, thirty percent of Machu Picchu had been restored. The restoration work continues to this day.
Machu Picchu became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Day 5: Cusco - Puno
In the morning you will have breakfast in the hotel.
After that you will be transported to the city of Puno with a group bus (with an English speaking guide).
On the way there we will stop at: Andaguaililyas - Sistine Chapel of South America:, Raqchi - administrative building of the Incas. You will have lunch in Sicuani town.
Next stop: La Raya (4400 meters above sea level) with a roadside market with beautiful mountains in the background ; and Pucara - center of the Inca culture. You will arrive at around 6 pm in the hotel accommodation in Puno
Day 6: Puno - Uros Islands - Tiwanaku - La Paz
Excursion with an English speaking group to the most high navigable lake in the world - Titicaca. A trip to the islands of Uros, constructed of reeds - the home of the Aymara. They preserved the traditional way of life, customs, beliefs and clothing.
After the tour, there will be a transfer to the border of Bolivia, where a guide will wait for you, to bring you to the majestic ruins of Tiwanaku (Bolivia) where you will have a visit with an English speaking guide.
Tiwanaku - one of the oldest civilizations in South America. You will see the Gate of the Sun, Kalasasaya temple and the pyramids, beautiful monuments of the glorious past of Tiwanaku culture. Tiwanakantsy were skilled in agriculture, hydraulics, architecture and medicine, as well as in social organization. Due to natural disasters, including long periods of drought, Tiwanaku civilization suffered a complete collapse at the end of the first millennium AD and mysteriously disappeared. After the tour there will be a departure to La Paz with a brief tour through the city and in the end a transfer to the hotel.
La Paz was founded in 1548 under the name ‘’La Cuidad de Nuestra Senora de La Paz”. The capital of Bolivia is the highest capital in the world, as the city is situated at an altitude of 3660m above sea level. The center of the old town is surrounded by old colonial mansion and numerous churches. One of the highlights of the city is the main cathedral, built in neoclassical style and sharply contrasting with the surrounding classical church. In the northern part is the area of San Francisco, where you can find the uphill climb ethnic neighborhoods, inhabited by Indians. Nightlife lovers will find numerous restaurants and discos as well.
Day 7: La Paz - Valley of the Moon - Santiago de Chile
Breakfast in the hotel after that you will go on a tour with an English speaking guide to the “Valle de la Luna”(Valley of the Moon) which is situated about 10 kilometers from downtown La Paz. It is a very unique landscape, filled with rock formations that have been formed through thousands of years of erosion.
In the evening you will be transferred to the airport with an English speaking guide to board your flight to Santiago de Chile.
In Santiago you will be picked up at the airport by an English speaking guide, transfer to the hotel.
Santiago de Chile has very interesting historical, residential and business districts. Take a walk through the historic center and you will see the Plaza de Armas with a monument dedicated to the founder of the city - Pedro de Valdivia, as well as the monument called "Freedom America" and a monument to the first Chilean Cardinal - Jose Maria Caro. Furthermore you can have a look at the Presidential Palace of La Moneda, which is the largest neoclassical building as well as the Cathedral and the Central Post Office building.
Day 8: Santiago de Chile
After your breakfast in the hotel you will go on a city tour through Santiago de Chile with an English speaking guide. You will have the chance to see: Santa Lucia Avenida O'Higgins, La Moneda, the Cathedral, the Museum of pre-Columbian art, San Cristobal, the German Fountain, the museum of Pablo Neruda and a lot more.
For an additional fee you can go to the wineries in the Maipo Valley, including wine tasting.
Price per person $ 150 (minimum 2 pax)
Day 9: Santiago de Chile - Buenos Aires
Breakfast in the hotel.
Transfer to the airport and Flight to Buenos Aires, where an English speaking guide will wait for you to bring you to the hotel.
Buenos Aires is famous for being the birthplace of Tango. No doubt, this is the best city in the world for fans of this famous dance. In addition, you will certainly feel the extraordinary charm of this cosmopolitan city, with its famous palace Casa Rosada , the former port of Puerto Madero, quarter Caminito, Calle Florida , Boca Hunior football stadium , the cathedral , the National History Museum , the Botanical Garden (…) - This multi-faceted city is so full of interesting places, which makes it impossible to list them all.
Day 10: Buenos Aires
Breakfast in the hotel
Tour through Buenos Aires with an English speaking guide:.
This tour will give you an opportunity to learn about the city and its inhabitants. You will see the widest street of the world - 9 Avenue Yulya, the extraordinary park in the Plaza de Mayo, the area of St. Martin, Congress Square, Avenue Corrientes, Mayo as well as the city's historic neighborhoods La Boca, San Telmo and Montserrat, elegant and prestigious areas of Palermo and Rozeleta. The tour program also includes a visit to the modern areas of the city: Puerto Madero and to the Lezama-park.
For an additional fee you can visit the Tango theatre, including dinner and a tango show.
Tango is very popular around the world but Argentina has one distinct advantage - this is where it all started. The tour invites you to enjoy this magnificent spectacle in one of the best places where tango shows take place in Argentina and in the end of a wonderful evening you will enjoy a delicious dinner.
Optional: Dinner and Tango Show (group tour in bus) U$135 per pax.
Day 11: Buenos Aires - Foz do Iguacu
Transfer to the airport with an English speaking guide.
You will board your flight to Foz de Iguaçu Airport where an English speaking guide will wait for you to bring you to the hotel.
The Iguaçu Falls, located on the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay – are 275 huge water streams, falling from an incredible height. The waterfalls are located in the national park with its unique flora and fauna, a result of a volcanic eruption and displacement of earth formations. Each of those 275 waterfalls have its own name ;the most powerful is called "Devil's Throat ", which is a U-shaped, 82 meters high, 150 m wide and 700 m long.
Day 12: Foz do Iguaçu
After breakfast, you head to the Brazilian side of the fall. It is impossible to express the emotions that you will feel. On the way to "Devil's Throat "you will see a lot of small waterfalls.
You will see rainbows which arise on the billions of drops falling from the falls.
For an additional fee you can do a trip through the jungle in the back of a jeep for about 3 kilometers, with a guide who will tell a lot about the ecology of the region. Furthermore there will be a wonderful motor boat ride close to the waterfalls.
Optional: “Macuco Safari" – Trip U$95/ pax
Day 13: Foz do Iguaçu - Rio de Janeiro
Breakfast in the hotel and transfer to the airport with an English speaking guide.
Flight to Rio de Janeiro Airport, where a guide will be waiting for you
Rio de Janeiro - green hills, blue sky, impressive mountains,islands, beautiful bays and beaches. The second largest city of Brazil is certainly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Beach hotels are located around the perimeter of the shore of Guanabara Bay so that hotel guests have this beauty right in front of them. The most popular ones are in Copacabana, Leblon and Ipanema, with its famous black-and- white tiled promenade. From morning until late in the evening on, you can enjoy the sun, lying in the golden sand. Those who prefer being active, can play soccer or volleyball. Besides the beach, you will find a lot of places for doing almost any sport - golf, tennis, windsurfing, rafting, scuba diving, hang-gliding and more.
Numerous outdoor cafes on the beaches will quench your thirst for cold coconut water, fresh juices and other beverages. On the mountain Corcovado with the statue of Christ the Redeemer, or on the world famous Sugar Loaf, you will have a breathtaking panoramic view of this marvelous city.
Day 14: Rio de Janeiro
Today you will go on a City tour, including a visit to Rio’s Sugar Loaf with an English speaking guide.
You will see: Praia Vermelha(Red Beach), where you will take a cable car up the mountain Urca and then to Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf). There you will have a magnificent view of Rio and its main attractions: Lemme, Copacabana, Ipanema ,Leblon and Flamengo , the Corcovado Mountain with the Statue of Christ , the impressive arrays of Tijuca Park , Guanabara Bay , the city center , the airport Santos Dumont , the bridge from the center to Niteroi and Niteroi itself, as well as many other beautiful places Rio de Janeiro can offer. Later on, you will visit the historical part of the city. At the end of the tour your guide will accompany you to the hotel.
Day 15: Rio de Janeiro
Today you will visit the magnificent Corcovado and Tijuca forest with an English speaking guide.
You will enjoy several ancient churches, monasteries, the main cathedral of the city, as well as buildings that were built in the colonial style. Rise through the jungle to the top of the mountain Corcovado .At the top of the Corcovado, at an altitude of 700m above sea level, stands the symbol of the city – the Statue of Christ the redeemer, which was built in 1931.
The Tijuca forest is inhabited by monkeys and other exotic animals and birds.
Day 16: Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast in the hotel you will be transferred to the airport with driver.
The price includes:
Accommodation in 4 * hotels
Food according to the program
Transfers and other services according to the program
Excursions according to the program
Comfortable bus during the tours
English speaking guide
Entrance according to the program
The price does not include:
*All the hotels can be substituted by a similar class hotel
** This programme availibility and prices will be confirmed upon booking