5 Countries  Carnival Group 2019

Brazil-Argentina- Chile – Bolivia- Peru

08.03.2019 - 23.03.2019

Group tour

16 days /15 nights 

Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s “Marvellous City”, and with good reason. The natural beauty of this incredible place almost defies belief, from the deep sapphire water, to the golden sands of Copacabana, to the vast mountain range surrounding it.

But that is not all that awaits you this March. For in the middle of summer there is Rio Canrnival, an incredible celebration of life, colour and community to the soundtrack of samba! Watch as the top samba schools of the city go head to head to be crowned champion of Carnival, showing off their most flamboyant costumes and intricate dance routines

Buenos Aires is a city of stunning beauty. Often called the Paris of Latin America, its Parisian-style boulevards ooze elegance while retaining that familiar Latin flare. First-class food, wine and culture are the order of the day for porteños (Buenos Aires locals).

Puno is home a chain of magical floating islands  on Lake Titicaca, the main of which is called Uros. They were constructed by the Uru, a pre-Inca community that defied Inca rule and fled to the lake for survival. Their descendants still inhabit the islands, and continue the traditions and customs of their ancestors  Tribes that refused to obey to the Incas conquerors and swam away from the shore in waters of Lake Titicaca,  built islands out of reeds growing on the lake.  Now the descendants of immigrants from the Uros tribe live on these islands, they  are faithful to the traditions and customs of their ancestors  in lifestyle.

Machu Picchu is the breathtakingly impressive city of Inca Emperor Pachacutec, steeped in centuries of history and undiscovered mysteries. The famous fortress city remains in incredibly good condition, hidden from sight in the Andes mountains.

 

 (5-Country-Tour)

Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru

SGL supplement

½ DBL

Total Price per Person in  4* ( 3+*) - Hotels

 $   806

 $   6.522

                 

CITY

NIGHTS

3+* -  4* HOTELS

Rio de Janeiro

3

Hotel  Americas 4* standard room + BB - or similar

Foz do Iguaçu

2

Viale Cataratas, Luxe room + BB – or similar

Buenos Aires

2

Rochester standard room BB - or similar

Santiago

2

Torremayor Lyon standard room BB - or similar

Uyuni

1

Mallku Cueva standard room BB-or similar

La Paz

1

Hotel Ritz standard room BB – or similar

Puno

1

Royal Inn, Standard room + BB – or similar

Cusco

2

San Agustin Plaza, Standard room + BB – or similar

Lima

1

Jose Antonio Lima, Standard room + BB – or similar

Day 1. 08.03 Rio de Janeiro
Take in the breathtaking view as your plane descends upon Rio de Janeiro – the 'Marvellous City' where rolling green hills, turqoise ocean, sandy beaches and high-rise urban development is all packed together in a unique blend of life and humanity. Your driver will take you from the airport to the hotel, during which time you can get a different perspective of the city, passing through the colonial style buildings and along the world-famous beachfront. The natural beauty of Rio is almost transcendental and gives you a taste of the Amazon rainforest while still retaining everything that is so incredible about a Latin American city. A walk along the mosaic tiles of Copacabana reveals much about the life of a 'carioca' (Rio local) – a refreshing caipirinha as the waves lap against the shore, a fiercely competitive game of foot volleyball, and thousands of beachgoers sunning themselves on the white sands. You have truly arrived in paradise.
Day 2. 09.03 Rio de Janeiro Tour to Corcovado Mountain + Crist the Redeemer Statue
After a delicious tropical breakfast in your hotel, you will head out on a trip to see the world-famous Christ the Saviour statue on top of Corcovado Mountain. A specially designed train will take you from the foot of the mountain along a winding road through the magical Tijuca rainforest where you will see some of the enchanting tropical wildlife on constant display in Rio, such as toucans, monkeys and armadillos. At the summit of Corcovado, 700m above sea level, proudly stands the iconic image seen around the world – a 38m high statue of Christ the Saviour. But that is not the only breathtaking thing about this place – when up close to the statue you will be overwhelmed by the stunning panoramic view of the city, so high up it seems as though you are truly fliying with the birds around you. From the far reaches of Guanabara Bay, to the Maracanã Stadium, all along to Sugarloaf Mountain, Copacabana, Ipanema and Gávea Mountain, you can see the whole of Rio de Janeiro. Get ready for the Carnival party! An incredible night of music, dance, colour and joy awaits you. You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Sambódromo, Rio’s stadium of samba. The samba schools parade down the avenue showing off their hip-swaying moves and elaborate costumes, along with flotillas often making humourous jokes about Brazilian politics. You may be taken back to the hotel at any time, or not at all! Rio de Janeiro hosts one of the most famous and colorful festivals in the world, which is considered the national cultural heritage of Brazil. Rio de Janeiro hosts one of the most famous and colourful festivals in the world, considered an essential part of Brazilian culture. Carnival involves the best samba schools in Rio competing against each other in huge parades to be crowned champion. Millions of Brazilians and tourists descend on Rio for one week of samba-fuelled parties, taking place all over the city. From Ipanema beach to Rocinha favela, people from all different backgrounds join toether to enjoy the hot summer sun and the joyous sound of samba. Don’t miss this incredible cultural event!
Day 3. 10.03 Rio de Janeiro Excursion to the Sugar Loaf & City Tour
After breakfast in your hotel you will be taken to the mythical Sugarloaf mountain, protruding abruptly from out of the ground like an asteroid just fallen from space. A magnificent cable car ride will take you up to Urca Mountain, the stop off between ground level and Sugarloaf. From there you can enjoy a smooth cocktail or sample some of Brazil’s many signature dishes. Once arriving to the top of Sugarloaf mountain you will see the captivating beauty of Rio from a different angle, To your left you can see Copacabana beach stretching off into the distance, and on the horizon the faint outlines of Two Brothers and Gávea mountains. Below you is the quaint and intimate Red Beach, while to your right you can see across Guanabara Bay to Niterói and, closer in, Rio’s Botafogo and central neighbourhoods, with the unmistakable silhouette of Christ the Saviour casting its eternal gaze over the city. This trip is essential to gain a different perspective on Rio, and to truly understand its beauty. After descending the mountain by cable car, you will head into the Old Town and Centre, where colonial architecture still remains and many old churches such as the Candelária are still in use. The cobbled streets and bright colours are a stark contrast to the whitewashed, sun soaked streets of Ipanema but in many ways are part of the authentic, nearly-forgotten Rio of old, and one can almost feel the hustle and bustle of hundreds of years ago when these streets were filled with merchants and citizens of the Portuguese Empire.
Day 4. 11.03 Rio de Janeiro- Foz do Iguaçu
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport with a driver only. Flight to Foz do Iguaçu. Arrival and meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel with a driver only.
Day 5. 12.03 Foz do Iguaçu
After breakfast your driver will take you to the Brazilian side of the Falls. A tranquil and calming walk along the edge of the falls provides the most spectacular view you have ever seen: over 250 overflowing with millions of gallons of water racing furiously down straight from the Amazon River. The sunlight flashing off the water has the mesmerising effect of creating hundreds of rainbows as far as the eye can see. It is almost hard to believe, such is the breathtaking beauty of the rainforest paradise. After taking in the incredible views, the path takes you to the eye of the storm, the largest waterfall in the park, The Devil’s Throat. Water crashes off an 80m-cliff edge into the Iguazu River, but you have the chance to meet the water via a walkway that leads you into the heart of the waterfall. Feel the power of the water as it surrounds you from all sides, before heading up a stairway to look down from above on the mother of all waterfalls. At the end of the tour, your guide will drop you off at your hotel. Optional: You will have the opportunity for an excursion to the Bird Park in the National Park of Iguazu. There you will see a vibrant spectrum of all manner of birdlife as you walk around the open-air enclosures, paying close attention to the chorus of birdsong above. (Price USD 75 Net P/P.) There will also be the chance for a “Makuko Safari” trip through the jungle. Hop into the back of an open-topped jeep and head out into the wilderness of the Iguazu National Park to witness first-hand the incredible happenings of nature. Your guides will explain to you the variety of flora and fauna on display. Keep an eye out for monkeys overhead! (Price USD120 NET P/p)
Day 5. 12.03 Foz do Iguaçu
After breakfast your driver will take you to the Brazilian side of the Falls. A tranquil and calming walk along the edge of the falls provides the most spectacular view you have ever seen: over 250 overflowing with millions of gallons of water racing furiously down straight from the Amazon River. The sunlight flashing off the water has the mesmerising effect of creating hundreds of rainbows as far as the eye can see. It is almost hard to believe, such is the breathtaking beauty of the rainforest paradise. After taking in the incredible views, the path takes you to the eye of the storm, the largest waterfall in the park, The Devil’s Throat. Water crashes off an 80m-cliff edge into the Iguazu River, but you have the chance to meet the water via a walkway that leads you into the heart of the waterfall. Feel the power of the water as it surrounds you from all sides, before heading up a stairway to look down from above on the mother of all waterfalls. At the end of the tour, your guide will drop you off at your hotel. Optional: You will have the opportunity for an excursion to the Bird Park in the National Park of Iguazu. There you will see a vibrant spectrum of all manner of birdlife as you walk around the open-air enclosures, paying close attention to the chorus of birdsong above. (Price USD 75 Net P/P.) There will also be the chance for a “Makuko Safari” trip through the jungle. Hop into the back of an open-topped jeep and head out into the wilderness of the Iguazu National Park to witness first-hand the incredible happenings of nature. Your guides will explain to you the variety of flora and fauna on display. Keep an eye out for monkeys overhead! (Price USD120 NET P/p)
Day 6.13.03 Foz do Iguaçu
Wake up and have breakfast in your beautiful hotel. Today’s tour will take you through the Argentinian side of the National Park. Often referred to as like being on stage compared to sitting in the audience from the Brazilian side, the Argentinian side allows you to fully interact with the falls as you walk across a spectacular maze of walkways over 3km long across two levels over the rushing water. Combined with the myriad rainbows, you are given the feeling of walking on water as you encounter the many waterfalls on display. It all starts with the Lower Circuit: At a length of 1700m, wooden walkways penetrate the lush jungle to carry you to the edge of the twin beauty of the Salto Dos Hermanas (Two Sisters Falls), then the serene intimacy of Saltos Chico and Ramirez. The next stop on this magical spectacle of water is the gaping yawn of Salto Bosetti, followed by the tall and narrow but furiously powerful Saltos Alvar Nuñez, Elenita and Lanusse, all the while accompanied by the song of tropical birds, the howling of monkeys and the occasional amber flash of a toucan’s beak. The second half of the day takes you to the Upper Circuit: make the quick journey upwards from the Lower Circuit to bring you up to another walkway, this time from an elevated height which allows you to walk right up to the edge of the waterfalls and observe this incredible sight from above via a series of smaller falls, eventually reaching the gargantuan Salto San Martin, which seems to stretch on endlessly. The ominous rumble of the Devil’s Throat can be heard in the distance. The tour culminates in awe-inspiring Devil's Throat, this time seen from the top of the fall. To reach it, you take a scenic train ride through the rainforest, passing by the indigenous coati, armadillo and innumerable bird species. The cascade of flying mist can be seen from afar. It seems almost apocalyptic; however once you arrive at the Devil’s Throat you cannot help but be struck by the beauty as the spray crashes against your face. Water pours in a 150m-long horseshoe shape down an 80m drop, to the very place you were standing in yesterday. The sheer amount of water falling away each second is simply mind-boggling. After checking out of your hotel, your driver will take you to the airport to catch a flight to Buenos Aires. You will be taken to your hotel there to check in and rest for tomorrow’s adventures.
Day 7. 14.03 Buenos Aires
After breakfast in your hotel, head out on a private guided city tour (4 hours). Buenos Aires has a European feel to it, and the grandiose buildings and wide avenues remind one of Paris or Barcelona. But the Argentine capital is very much its own city, and certainly retains that familiar Latin streak. You will see the famous Pink House, a great example of colonial architecture, the majestic Colon Theatre, the iconic Obelisk in the middle of 9th of July Avenue, as well as a trip to Boca (the birthplace of tango). Take a walk around the picturesque Caminito, bursting with bright colours and the air full of sizzling steak aromas. Afterwards you will visit the affluent Recoleta district with its chic bars and restaurants, not forgetting the beautiful Plaza San Martín surrounding by neoclassical architecture. 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, passionate dance. In the evening, enjoy a first-class dinner and tango show. The best selection of international and local dishes, world-renowned Argentine beef grilled over charcoal, homemade pasta, delicious desserts, a wide selection of Argentine wines from the cellar – this will be the perfect setting to bring the Buenos Aires chapter of your journey to a close.
Day 8. 15.03 Buenos Aires-Santiago de Chile
After breakfast your driver will take you to the airport for your flight to Santiago. Upon arrival in Santiago you will be driven to your hotel.
Day 9. 16.03 Santiago de Chile
Santiago has some of the most eye-catching scenery in Latin America, with the city surrounded on all sides by the Andes Mountains. Huge skyscrapers rise up from the ground, and the city stretches outwards as far as the eye can see. After breakfast in your hotel, take this chance to go on a tour of the historical center, stopping first at the Plaza de Armas, a huge square that transports you back to the colonial days. You can imagine the bustling markets, merchants and soldiers wandering the cobbled stones of what was and remains the central hub of the city. The square is home to several monuments, such as to the founder of Santiago, Pedro de Valdivia, as well as the Royal Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago and the Central Post Office Building. After the excursion you will be transferred back to the hotel. Optional: Winetasting Tour to wineries of the Maipo Valley. Price USD$230 per pax(min.2 people)
Day 10. 17.03 Santiago de Chile – San Pedro de Atacama –Uyuni(Bolivia). Jeep tour in Salar de Uyuni
After breakfast you will have a flight to San Pedro de Atacama, in the North of Chile Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. Then you will have a jeep tour with an English speaking guide. After breakfast in your hotel you will be taken to the airport to catch a flight to San Pedro de Atacama. From there you will be taken to Uyuni in Bolivia . After arriving, you will head out in the Jeep across the Salt Flats, the place where the land meets the sky and the horizon melts away into one breathtaking panoramic vista of sand, sky and clouds. This is truly a transcendental experience and one that is quite overwhelming at first sight. Driving across the desert, you will spot shimmering emerald of Laguna Verde, a bright green high-altitude lake coloured by the mineral make-up of the water, lying at the foot of two dormant volcanoes, Licancabur and Juriques. The feeling is akin to being on the moon! Moving on you will enter the Dali valley, dotted with otherworldly stone structures that inspired the surrealist artist. Move onwards to the Aguas Termales de Polques – the Thermal Baths. Due to the low temperatures in the mornings in Uyuni, a steaming hot bath is the perfect way to start your day! You will need to be awake for the next part of your trip, because you’re heading to the Sol de Mañana geysers, where burning hot gas can spit out from the ground at any second, and boiling mud spills onto the surface in this extraterrestrial terrain. Tornadoes spontaneously form by your side, and volcanic eruptions bubble out of the ground as you make your way through this alien planet, wondering how such a small area can have such geographical variation. The next stop is the crimson streak of Laguna Colorada, 4400m above sea level and home to the James flamingo, attracted to this area for its unique species of plankton. Home for the night is the Hotel del Desierto in Ojo de Perdiz, a typical Bolivian lodge situated in the middle of the desert. (Lunch & dinner included)
Day 11. 18.03 Uyuni (Bolivia) Jeep tour to Salar Uyuni – La-Paz
Day two of your Uyuni experience begins with a trip to the smaller collection of lakes Onda, Hedionda and Canape. They reflect the sky in a shimmering optical illusion and feature numerous species of flamingo. Next, head to the Ollague volcano, still active and emitting smoke. You can feel the weight of millions of years of lava formations and bubbling odours from deep in the belly of the volcano. Onwards to Salar de Chiguana, a smaller salt flat on the way to the larger Uyuni, the largest dried salt lake in the world at an altitude of 3650m. There are 10 billion tons of salt in this region, with the salt forming a 10cm thick layer on the ground. Strange, solitary rock formations can be seen now and then, and you will visit the Isla Incahuasi, the summit of an ancient volcano that has been swallowed by the salt flats. Walk among the spiky cacti and prehistoric rock formations as you gaze out among the vast expanse of desert from your vantage point, followed by a trip to the mining town of Colchani to witness how Earth’s natural resources are harnessed to create everyday table salt, before arriving in the city of Uyuni. Your driver will take you to the airport for a flight to La Paz, Bolivia’s capital city. Once, there, your driver will take you to the hotel. Lunch included.
Day 12. 19. 03 La Paz- Tiwanaku- Puno
La Paz is the highest capital city in the world, with a view to literally take your breath away such is the altitude! You will start with a sightseeing tour of the city, stopping at the famous ‘Witches’ market’, where Aymara women sell traditional Aymara products such as dried llama skins. Herbal remedies with incredible curing powers can also be found here. You will also visit Murillo Square, home to many Bolivian monuments and examples of colonial and neoclassical architecture such as the majestic cathedral and government palace. Afterwards you will head to the Valley of the Moon, a bewildering maze of towering canyons and spires a short ride south of downtown La Paz. The erosion of a mountain over millions of years has left this alien formation jutting out of the ground, and you can wander among the clay shapes. Leaving La Paz for Lake Titicaca you will visit the ruins of Tiwanaku, an incredibly well-preserved archeological site of a pre-Columbian civilization. Marvel in awe at the magnificent Gate of the Sun, the Kalasasaya Temple and the wondrous pyramids. Afterwards, head to Peru Desaugadero for transfer to Puno.
Day 13.20.03 Puno - Uros Islands – Cusco
An early wake up marks the start of your trip to Uros, a series of islands built from reeds on the edge of Lake Titicaca by the Uru people. Here you can catch a glimpse of Uru life as it was thousands of years ago, as Uru descendants continue the traditions of their ancestors. After this, your next stop is Cusco. On the way, you will visit Andahauylillas, home to the San Pedro of the Apostille Chapel, a breathtakingly beautiful chapel built over a pre-Columbian ceremonial space. It is adorned with an elaborate mural, which leads many to refer to it as the Sistine Chapel of South America. Raqchi, an Inca outpost 110km from the main city of Cusco, is next. It includes an Inca temple over 20 meters high, storehouses and living quarters. You can easily imagine the hustle and bustle of Inca life here, gaining an insight into many different aspects of this hugely impressive civilization. The roadside market at La Raya, and the archeological site Pukara, featuring an ancient cultural center, round of the collection of pre-Columbian sites that cannot be found in such a high concentration anywhere else in the continent. Once you arrive Cusco you will check into your hotel.
Day 14. 21.03 Cusco – Machu Picchu
After breakfast at the hotel, you will begin the day’s excursion to Machu Picchu, a 15th Century Inca city 2,430m above sea level located on a mountain ridge with the Urubamba river flowing furiously below. Although known locally, since discovery by American archeologists in 1911 it has become Latin America’s most popular tourist attraction. It is a truly stunning experience to walk among the clouds in this ancient city and witness the Inca outhouses and buildings. Chief among them is the Intihuatana stone, believed to be an astrological clock or calendar and the caves built for the Royal Feast of the sun. This deeply impressive site boasts some incredibly advanced agricultural technology to feed the 750 inhabitants of Machu Picchu. Take your time to truly comprehend the magic of this place and its significance for Inca civilization. In the afternoon you will have lunch, then return to Cusco by train for your transfer to the hotel.
Day 15. 22.03 Cusco – Lima
After breakfast at your hotel you will take a City tour through Cusco. The first attraction is the Temple of the Sun – Koricancha – the most important temple in the Inca Empire. This was the site of the Winter solstice ceremonies, and the same ritual table found here can be seen in Machu Picchu. Spanish colonizers built the Church of Santo Domingo on top of the site, creating a fascinating blend of two cultures in one place. Afterwards, visit the Temple Kenko, the military fortress Puka Pukara featuring huge stone walls and staircases with a stunning vista of the Sacred Valley. The site of Tambomachay is next, featuring an intricate series of aqueducts and canals that served as a bathhouse for the Inca people. Finally, the Sacsayhuaman citadel, which is the site of a dry stone wall built from huge stone blocks. The sheer scale of the structure is breathtaking, and even more so when one considers the stonemasonry required to fit the stones together without mortar. Visiting these mystical sites you can appreciate the intelligence and sophistication of the Inca Empire. After the tour your driver will take you to the airport for your flight to Lima. Once there, transfer to the hotel for the night.
Day 16. 23.03 Lima
After breakfast at the hotel, set out to see the sights of this historic city, once the focal point of the Spanish Empire in South America. The typically Iberian Plaza Mayor, the stunning colonial architecture of the Convent of San Francisco which contains beautiful and serene cloisters, the twin towers of las Nazarenas Monastery, and the government palace are all fine examples of the elegance of Lima. Afterwards pass through the more modern districts of Lima, such as the Lima Miraflores Central Park, with the verdant cliffs leading down to the golden sands of Miraflores beach. The excursion finishes with visiting the Larco Museum. The Larco Museum is housed in a former mansion and offers a varied collection of 3,000 years of ceramic, textile and precious metal artifacts. There are also mummies that show off the different ways that ancient cultures, including the Incas, preserved their dead. Two things really set this museum apart: visitors are allowed into the museum's storerooms to see what's not on display. A vast array of ceramic objects crafted by ancient Peruvians can be seen, and there are tens of thousands of pots in the shapes of animals, plants and people. There's also a special room devoted to erotic archaeological treasures. These are not your run-of-the-mill phallic symbols, but a collection of ceramic pots portraying a variety of sexual positions and acts — the Kama Sutra in clay! After the tour you will have a transfer to the airport for your flight home.
The cost of the program includes:
-Accommodation in the hotels -All the transfers according to the program -Guide service during the program -Excursions according to the program -Meals in the program -Domestic flights Rio-Iguazu-Buenos Aires-Santiago-Calama-La Paz-Cuzco-Lima
The cost of the program does not include:
-International flight -Optional excursions -Meals and drinks not mentioned in the program -Tips

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