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Amazing south America

Itinerary

Day 1

LIMA

Arrive in Lima, the capital of Peru and proceed for the city tour and visit the Main Square (Plaza Mayor), Government Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral, the San Francisco Convent and its “Catacombs” ancient underground cemetery of Lima, El Oidor, Torre Tagle Palace, a beautiful mansion and the Osambela House. Afterwards visit the Gold Museum and splendid collection of guns. The tour continues to the modern and high end side of Lima City, the Mira Flores.
Overnight at the hotel.


Day 2

LIMA / CUZCO

After breakfast, transfer to airport& take an early morning flight to Cuzco. Arrive at the hotel after acclimating to the altitude proceed on a city tour in the afternoon. Visit nearby Ruins “Cusco” of Tambo achy, Kenki, Puca – Pucara, and finally the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Also visit the Koricancha or temple of the Sun.
Overnight at the hotel. B


Day 3

MACHU PICCHU/CUZCO

After breakfast, begin your day with a breathtaking train ride which goes through Urubamba Valley and mountain top ruins of Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is an eye tantalizing tribute to man in harmony with nature. It is located high above the clouds. Machu Picchu has become one of most popular destinations in South America, high above the Sacred Valley. Take the afternoon train back to Cusco.
Overnight at the hotel. B


Day 4

CUZCO/BUENOS AIRES

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly to Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. After completing all the immigration formalities, you will be transferred to the hotel. Buenos Aires is, with over 11 million inhabitants, one of the largest cities in Argentina. A city with modern structure and dynamic activities has found the way to preserve old traditions & lovely spots.
Overnight at the hotel. B


Day 5

BUENOS AIRES

After breakfast, we start the city tour of Buenos Aires. Visit “Plaza de Mayo”, the Pink House, the Buenos Aires Cathedral, the 9 of July Avenue, the Colon
Theatre, La Boca neighborhood with the traditional “Caminito Street”, “San Martin Plaza”, Recoleta Cemetery, and the Palermo Woods. In the afternoon we will tour the Tigre and Parana’s Delta River. Then we will return by bus along the Panamerican Highway to the city of Buenos Aires.
Overnight at the hotel. B /L/D


Day 6

BUENOS AIRES

After breakfast, enjoy a full day Fiesta Gaucho Tour at Estancia Santa Susana and meet ‘gauchos’ in their own environment. Ride to the outskirts of the city into the countryside, the ‘pampas’, cradle of the ‘gaucho’ and the rich ‘gaucho’ tradition. Visit typical Estancia in Buenos Aires Province who welcomes you with delicious Argentine ’empanadas’. After dinner, proceed to enjoy the LA VENTANA, TANGO SHOW. This is a diverse and superb Tango show with the great tango orchestras of the forties. Also included are a folklore show with dancers and musicians from the Altiplano.
Overnight at the hotel. B


Day 7

BUENOS AIRES/IGUASSU FALLS

Today, after breakfast at the hotel you depart Buenos Aires and fly to the natural wonder known as the Iguassu Falls located on the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. After checking into the hotel we proceed to enjoy the Iguassu Falls National Park, touring the Brazilian side of the Falls. You will walk with the guide, descending a walkway, contemplating the lovely waterfalls in all of nature’s exuberance, with panoramic views of both sides – Brazilian and Argentinean. Reaching the highest elevation then descent into the Brazilian side lookout, this provides magnificent photo opportunities and views.
Overnight at the Hotel. B


Day 8

IGUASSU FALLS

After breakfast, visit the Argentina side of the falls taking a guided walking tour of this natural wonderland. You will see a, never to be forgotten, spectacle of 275 cataracts from different angles, walking through the raised platforms, getting near the Devil’s Throat and its immense amount of water spilled, causing wetness to a large area around it. After lunch we tour the Itaipu Dam which is one of the world’s largest hydroelectric power plants and a technological wonder. Stop at panoramic overlooks for photo opportunity. The spectacle of the spillway of the dam, with its huge flow of water is particularly impressive.
Overnight at the Hotel. B


Day 9

IGUASSU FALLS/RIO DE JANEIRO

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch a flight for Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel, check-in and enjoy lunch. Afternoon is at leisure, relax at the hotel. We will visit the Sugar Loaf, drive to “Praia Vermelha” (Red beach), to take the two stage car up to the top of Sugar Loaf, which grants the entrance to Rio’s harbor and Guanabara Bay. The cable car holds 80 passengers and each of the two stages takes two minutes. The first stage is Morro da Urca & the second stage goes to the Sugar Loaf itself, the view is spectacular at sunset.
Overnight at the Hotel. B


Day 10

RIO DE JANEIRO

After breakfast, enjoy a full day city tour of Rio. Ascend on Corcovado Mountain by train to visit one of the world’s most famous landmarks, the gigantic statue of Christ, the Redeemer. Then proceed to Cascatinha, Tijuca Forest, to the top of Corcovado Mountain. Cidade Maravilhosa, “the marvelous city” as it is known to its residents and the rest of Brazil, is also the most beautiful city in the world. As a tropical resort, Rio offers miles of golden beaches, including, Ipanema and Copacabana, two of the most famous stretches of sand in the world. The tour continues with the visit to Metropolitan Cathedral, samba stadium and view of architectonic monuments of Rio.
Overnight at the Hotel. B


Day 11

RIO DE JANEIRO

After breakfast, we will take a boat tour of Guanabara Bay, viewing the incredible “Wonder City” from its most famous bay, and has several islands such as the Governor’s Island and Snakes Island. To the west, lies Rio de Janeiro, and facing east – the municipal district of Niteroi. Various sights and landmarks such as the neighborhoods of Botafogo, Flamengo, Urca, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Fort Sao Joao, Flagstone Island, Santa Cruz Fortress, Rio-Niteroi Bridge and more will be seen as we depart from the Marina da Gloria. 
Overnight at the Hotel. B


Day 12

RIO DE JANEIRO

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. B