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Grand Tour of South America
19 days / 18 nights

Countries visited:
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru

Tour Highlights:
Buenos Aires
Iguassu Falls
Machu Picchu
Rio de Janerio
Sacred Valley





Day 1 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Arrive in Rio de Janeiro, South America’s capital of glamour. Have a transfer to your hotel and enjoy evening at leisure.

Day 2 Rio de Janeiro
Enjoy a city tour of the most extraordinary carnival city of Brazil - Rio de Janeiro. The downtown is full of modern office buildings which stand next to relics of the Portuguese colonial past. See the famous Sambodromo parade area, the Cathedral and visit the 300-foot-high Sugar Loaf Mountain by cable car to relish spectacular views of the city and the beaches. The highlight of the tour is the visit of Corcovado Mountain topped with the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy free time in the afternoon.

Day 3 Rio de Janeiro
Enjoy a full day at leisure. Explore one of the most famous beaches in the world like Ipanema and Copacabana or take an optional Jeep tour to the rainforest of Rio, Tijuca National Park, a bird resort, offering remarkable views of the city and Guanabara Bay.

Day 4 Rio - Iguassu Falls (flight)
Today fly to Iguassu Falls at the crossroads of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. This masterpiece is selected for one of the new seven natural wonders of the world and includes 275 separate falls and spans almost two miles. You’ll have to visit both sides to get a complete look at the falls. The afternoon is dedicated to the brazilian side of the falls where you will admire a spectacle of this 2-mile-wide torrential downpour. The clouds of spray, the incessant roar and the surrounding luxuriant tropical growth make this an unforgettable experience.

Day 5 Iguassu Falls
In the morning cross the border via motorcoach to see the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls with numerous walkways that wind under the crashing water, creating thousands of rainbows. Enjoy also a ride on the Ecological Jungle train, one of the best ways to discover the surroundings and the waterfalls.

Day 6 Iguassu Falls - Buenos Aires, Argentina (flight)
Fly to Buenos Aires, the bustling capital of the second largest country in South America. After arrival, transfer to your hotel and free afternoon and evening to become acquainted with the “Paris of South America” and its wide boulevards and outdoor cafés.

Day 7 Buenos Aires
Morning tour of the city will reveal to you the colorful La Boca district, where the world famous tango dance was originated and where was the city’s first port. Visit the traditional quarter of San Telmo and continue to the Plaza de Mayo with the President’s Pink House and the Metropolitan Cathedral. See Avenida 9 de Julio, known as the world's widest street and get a panoramic view of the Colon Theatre, one of the most precious opera houses in the world and the pride of the local porteños. In the evening savor the city’s atmosphere on a traditional dinner at local restaurant and live performance of Latin America’s most sensuous dance—the Tango!

Day 8 Buenos Aires - Ranch visit - Buenos Aires
Today experience Argentina’s countryside Pampas, where you will have the chance to feel the lifestyle of the local people, visit an estancia (ranch) and have a traditional barbeque lunch. In the afternoon return to your hotel.

Day 9 Buenos Aires - Santiago, Chile (flight)
Morning departure with a flight to Santiago, Chile’s capital. This country is more than 10-times longer than wide, with 2,650 miles of beautiful Pacific coastline.

Day 10 Santiago
Start the day with a city tour of Santiago, a city located between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes. Start at La Moneda, the official Government Palace, and nearby San Cristobal Hill with its landmark statue of the Virgin Mary. The tour also pass through Plaza de Armas, the main square, where you can find important national monuments such as the Catedral. This evening, you can enjoy a Chilean Folkloric Dinner Show.

Day 11 Santiago
Today is a free day to explore more the city or choose some of the optional tours. We suggest you to go to the coastal region west of Santiago and Chile’s wine country, by visiting the charming port city Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, also known as the “Garden city”.

Day 12 Santiago - Lima, Peru (flight)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima, the capital of Peru.

Day 13 Lima
Start the day with a guided city tour of Lima, a modern city with rich colonial history. Visit the “Kiss Park” built in Gaudi’s style, also the main square with the Presidential and Municipal Palaces. Get inside the Lima Cathedral to visit the tomb of the Spanish Conqueror Francisco Pizarro and San Francisco Monastery with its large underground crypts said to connect the monastery with nearby churches. Enjoy afternoon at leisure.

Day 14 Lima - Cusco (flight)
Fly to Cusco high in the Andes to Cuzco - the biggest city and capital of the Inca Empire, later taken by the Spanish conquerors. Have a guided tour and visit the Santo Domingo Monastery, previously the Koricancha Temple, one of the most important temples devoted to worship of the sun. It is said it was covered in gold leaf and filled with golden representations of nature. See the Cathedral in Plaza de Armas, before taking a short drive outside the city to visit the following Inca sites: the ruins of the impressive Sacsayhuaman fortress, Kenko ceremonial centre, considered a holy place by the Incas and the Puca Pucara military ruin.

Day 15 Cusco - Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes (train)
Early in the morning, start an excursion to the Urubamba valley, “The Sacred Valley of the Incas”. First stop will be the Inca Ruins of Pisaq, which lay atop a hill at the entrance of the valley. Once you have taken in the breathtaking scenery, visit the rather picturesque Pisaq market, full with craftsmen at work. Continue onto Urubamba and along a scenic route reach the fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo – the best surviving example of Inca city planning. In the late afternoon, travel by train to Aguas Calientes, where you will spend the night.

Day 16 Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
Today enter Machu Picchu, also known as the Lost City of the Incas,one of the highlights of your travel in Peru. One a guided tour explore this intact fortress with its temple remains, holy houses, and mile-long aqueduct. For hikers, a brisk one-hour walk leads to the Sun Gate, the ancient entrance used by the Incas. Free time in the afternoon in Aguas Calientes where you can take a relaxing bath in the hot springs.

Day 17 Machu Picchu - Sacred Valley - Cusco
Today wake up early and arrive by 6 a.m. at the entrance gate of Machu Picchu to see the sunrise. Known as IntiPunku, it is a phenomenal experience that everyone should try. Later, return to Cusco and have free time to explore more the city. Perhaps visit the Inca Museum or wander through the artisan district of San Blas.

Day 18 Cusco - Lima (flight)
Fly to Lima, where the remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day 19 Lima
Transfer to the Lima Airport for your flight back home.