5 Countries  Carnival Group 2020

Carnival Champions Parade

Rio de Janeiro –Foz do Iguazu – Buenos Aires – Santiago – Atacama – Uyuni – La paz – Puno – Cuzco - Lima

16 days/15 nights 

28.02.2020 - 14.03.2020

 

5-Country-Tour 2020 (Champions Parade)

Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru

SGL suppl

DBL

TPL

Total Price per Person in USD

$894

 $ 6.884

 $  6.870



City

Nights

Hotels

Rio de Janeiro

3

Hotel Mirador Copacabana 4*: Standard Room, BB

Foz do Iguazu

2

Hotel Viale Cataratas 4*: Luxe Room, BB

Buenos Aires

2

Rochester Classic 4*: Standard Room, BB

Santiago de Chile

2

Plaza El Bosque Nueva Las Condes 4*: Standard Room, BB

Uyuni

1

Hotel Mallku Cueva 3*: Standard Room, BB

La Paz

1

La Casona Hotel Boutique 4*: Standard Room, BB

Puno

1

Casa Andina Standard Puno 3*: Standard room, BB

Cusco

2

Hotel San Agustin Plaza 4*: Standard Room, BB

Lima

1

Hotel Jose Antonio Lima 4*: Standard, BB

 


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.

 


Day 1: Rio de Janeiro (28.02)
Take in the breathtaking view as your plane descends upon Rio de Janeiro – the 'Marvellous City' where rolling green hills, turquoise 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: Rio de Janeiro (29.02)
Group tour to Corcovado and the Christ the Saviour 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 flying 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: Rio de Janeiro (01.03)
Sugarloaf Montain excursion and the cable car 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: Rio de Janeiro- Foz de Iguazu (02.03)
After breakfast in your hotel your driver will take you to the airport where it is time to say goodbye to the Marvellous City. However with the next stop being one of the natural wonders of the world, there is no time for tears. Board your flight to Iguazu Falls. Arrival and meeting at the airport. Transfer with a driver to the hotel.
Day 5: Foz de Iguazu (03.03)
Tour to the Brazilian side of the falls After breakfast in the hotel 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 (entrance ticket included). Excursions with additional charge: 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 “Macuco 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 USD125 NET P/p) Once you reach the water you will board a boat and set out on the Iguazu river towards the deep rumble of the falls in the distance. The high-speed boat will race through the cascading waterfalls and ensure you are soaked from head to toe! This ride really gets the adrenaline going, especially when you creep up to the earth-shattering power of the Garganta del Diablo, giving you an idea of the weight of water falling per second.
Day 6: Foz de Iguazu (04.03)
Tour to the Argentinian side of the falls 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 (entrance ticket included). After the tour you will have a transfer out to airport to take your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, a driver will be waiting for you to drive you to your hotel.
Day 7: Buenos Aires (05.03)
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. In the evening enjoy an amazing Tango Show and Dinner. Tango is still alive. A good way of penetrating its spirit is visiting one of the restaurants that offers tango shows of an excellent level, to enjoy tango´s sensual magnetism taken to the stage by some of the best dancers, singers and musicians in Buenos Aires! After a delicious dinner, you will follow a spectacular presentation of acclaimed popular and sensuous Tango, performed by the world's best. It is the music of Buenos Aires par excellence. Tango is felt in the air of the city, as humidity!
Day 8: Buenos Aires - Santiago (06.03)
After breakfast in your hotel your driver will take you to the airport where you will take your flight to Santiago. Arrival and meeting at the airport. Transfer with a driver to the hotel.
Day 9: Santiago (07.03)
After breakfast you will be picked at the hotel to go to a Santa Lucia Hill Tour. Climb the elegant stairs to the top of this central hill to enjoy panoramic views of Santiago and admire the ornate fountains, flower displays and amphitheater. Rising out of the eastern edge of downtown Santiago is the picturesque Cerro Santa Lucía (Santa Lucia Hill). Escape the city center crowds and enjoy panoramic views over Santiago’s rooftops to the Andes mountains. Admire an impressive collection of art and architecture or shop for handicrafts at artisanal markets. After the tour you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 10: Santiago – San Pedro de Atacama (08.03)
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Calama. From San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) drive toward Hito Cajón, admire the Green Lagoon and enjoy the panoramic view of the Licancabur Volcano. Cross the Dali Valley, enjoy the Polkes hot springs and admire the “Sol de Mañana” geysers. Continue towards the Red Lagoon where you will observe many Andean flamingos, you will see the Árbol de Piedra and (Stone Tree) and arrival at “Ojo de Perdiz”.
Day 11: Villa Mar Uyuni (09.03)
Start the journey visiting the small Lagoons: Onda, Chiar Kota, Hedionda y Cañapa, stop at the scenic viewpoint of the Ollagüe Volcano, one of the few active volcanoes in the surroundings. Continue the journey through the Salt Flats of Chiguana, which is a vast extension of saltpeter (potassium nitrate). Arrival at the village of San Juan, visit of the archaeological museum and continue the trip through the Salt Flats of Uyuni towards the Fish Island, where you will find the highest cactus in the world. Hike up to the top of the island to enjoy of a great view of the entire Salt Flat. After lunch drive towards Uyuni, visiting Colchani, a town that its main economy is based on the salt processing and distribution of salt. Includes: Private four wheel drive transportation, guide (English – Spanish), meals and hotels according to the program, entrance fees to the Abaroa National Park and Fish Island. Connection in private transportation without guide in the border of Chile and Bolivia.
Day 12: Uyuni – La Paz (10.03)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to La Paz and private transfer in to the city center. In the afternoon: City Tour by the heights – Charming La Paz. Pick up from the hotel to visit the embroiderers street of typical costumes where colorful folk dresses are displayed. Excursion to the historical center of the city of La Paz, visit to the Witches Market (mystical articles of Andean region), Church of San Francisco, Murillo main square, Executive Palace, Legislative Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral and Killi Killi view Point. Transfer by cable car to enjoy a beautiful panorama of La Paz city in one of the most picturesque and long cable urban air transport in the world. Unmissable visit to the impressive Moon Valley located at 10 km far from La Paz city center, these curious geological formations where created by the erosion of the winds and the heavy rains forming an attractive lunar landscape. Departure from Hotel Rosario towards the pre Incan remains of Tiwanaku, declared world heritage site by UNESCO in December 2000. On the way enjoy great views of the Royal Range of the Andes. Upon arrival, visit the Lithic and the Ceramic Museums where you will receive an introduction about the Tiwanaku civilization, explore the archaeological site walking through the main temples such as the Pyramid of Akapana, the Semi Underground temple, the Kalasasaya temple in where you will find the Ponce monolith and the famous Gate of the Sun. Lunch in a local restaurant. Continue the trip towards Desaguadero, which is the border in between Bolivia and Perú and there you will be welcomed by your Peruvian guide, and transfer to your Hotel in Puno.
Day 13: Puno – Cusco (11.03)
In the morning, we take a short boat ride to visit the Uros Islands, the fames floating reed islands of Lake Titacaca. A unique feature of this part of the lake is the traditional settlement of Uros people on floating islands made entirely of reeds-the same material they use to build their canoes. The islanders also use totora reeds to make boats, and even as food. Although fishing is still an important activity, nowadays the inhabitants earn their living mainly through selling handicrafts to tourists. Our next destination is Taquile Island, knows for their kindness of their residents, their ancestral skill in weaving, their pre-Columbian constructions, and lovely countryside. After the tour private transfer to the bus station for your bus trip to Cusco (incl. buffet lunch). During the bus trip visit the Pucara site museum, Wiracocha temple & Andahuaylillas chapel. Arrival in Cusco and transfer to your hotel.
Day 14: Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco (12.03)
After breakfast, we set off by train to Machu Picchu. The train passes through the Sacred Valley. The single line track hugs the right side of the canyon next to the boulder-strewn, roaring Urubamba River. Arrival at the small town of Aguas Calientes, and finally a 30-minute bus ride up to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu, an Inca city with a maze of fine stone temples, houses and fountains, spectacularly situated on a ridge between two peaks. Hidden by dense vegetation when Hiram Bingham discovered it in 1911. There you have a guided tour. In the afternoon you willhave lunch in a local restaurant and then we return to Cusco by train. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
Day 15: Cusco – Lima (13.03)
In the morning we will get away from the crowds to visit Sacsayhuaman, an impressive citadel full of colossal constructions surrounded by beautiful landscapes in complete communion with nature. We will then continue to the Inca shrine of Qenqo, with its awesome altar for sacrifices embedded in the side of the rock. We will finally reach the Puca Pucara watchtower and Tambomachay, a monument of noticeable architectural excellence, considered one of the pillars of the Andean view of the world. Climb to the Archaeological park of Sacsayhuaman, in the higher part of Cusco. Our first stop will be Tambomachay, a source of spring water that it is believed was once worshipped. Next we will visit the remains of Qenqo, a stone made labyrinth with a sacrificial altar in its center. At the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman we will enjoy a wonderful view of Cusco while admiring the massive stones that make up the fortress. Our last stop will be to see the Tower of Pucca Pucara before we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival in Lima private transfer to your 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 16: Lima - Back home (14.03)
In the morninh you have a guided tour that includes visits to the main Colonial attractions such as the Main Square with the Cathedral, San Francisco Convent, and many elegant buildings with their traditional wooden balconies, which had being restored. Afterwards you will visit Lima’s residential areas: San Isidro with its Olive Grove, Country Club and Golf course and Miraflores with its Central Park, City Hall and Main shopping streets such as Larco Avenue. Transfer to the airport for your international flight back home!
The cost of the program includes:
Accommodation in hotels by the program Transfers according to the program Meals according to the program Excursions by program (except optional) Domestic flight: Rio de Janeiro - Iguazu – Buenos Aires – Santiago – Calama – La Paz - Lima Carnival ticket
The cost of the program does not include:
International Flight Optional excursions Food and drinks during the transfers Personal expenses

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