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Best of South America – 15 Days

Lima / Cusco / Machu Picchu / La Paz / Buenos Aires / Puerto Iguazú / Rio de Janeiro

INCLUDED: transfers • Accommodation: 14 nights Lima (2) – Aguas Calientes (1) – Cusco (1) – Puno (1) – Huatajata (1) – La Paz (1) – Buenos Aires (3) – Puerto Iguazu (1 ) – Rio de Janeiro (3) •  Meals: 14 breakfasts – 3 lunches • Needed tickets to the Parks and the museums

 

Day 1 Lima.

 

Arrival at Lima. Transfer to the hotel.

PM: City tour of Lima oday we explore the historic center of Lima, declared a Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. During the tour, we visit some buildings representative of the colonial architecture, such as the Cathedral. Visit Larco Herrera Museum.  return to the hotel. Overnight

 

 

Day 2 Lima./Cuzco

 

 

Transfer to the airport to board the flight to Cusco. After arrival, we make a tour through the city including: the main square, the cathedral and the Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman, one of the most characteristic pieces of the Inca heritage. Overnight.

 

 

Day 3 Cusco / Machu Pichu.

 

 

We head for Machu Picchu Ruins, declared a Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO and considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. In the “Ciudadela “, we visit the Intipunku (Sun’s Gate), the Inca Bridge, and the Wayna Picchu (subject to availability). After lunch back to Aguas Calientes, Overnight.

 

 

Day 4 Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Cusco.

 

 

Morning freefor opti0onals like  climb Wyna Pichu or enter the ruins again. return to Cuzco arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.

 

 

Day 5 Cusco / Puno.

 

 

We set off in the direction of Puno, and on the way, we get to know “The Sistine Chapel of the Americas”, Raya, the highest point of the road between Puno and Cusco, the Ruins of Racchi to visit the Temple of Wiracocha (God Sun of the Incas) and the Museum of Pucara. Lunch on the way and arrival at Puno.

 

 

 Day 6 Puno / Huatajata.

 

 

Departure to Copacabana and upon arrival, visit to the Cathedral and the “Indian Virgin”, one of the most important pilgrimages centers for Bolivians and Peruvians. Then, aboard a hydrofoil, we visit and get to know the history of the Moon Island. Then we reach Sun Island, where we have lunch to finally return to Copacabana. From there, we continue to Huatajata, where we visit the Ecoladea and the Altiplano Museum. Overnight.

 

 

Day 7 Huatajata / La Paz.

 

 

Today we visit the Archaeological Site of Tiwanaku and approach to the history of one of the oldest civilizations in America. We continue to La Paz but before arriving at the hotel, we gain an aerial view of the city from the local cable car. In the afternoon, we visit the city and Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley). There you will find so called because of the clay deposits that resemble the moon surface.

 

 

 Day 8 La Paz / Buenos Aires.

 

 

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

 

 

Day 9 Buenos Aires.

 

 

At due time, we join a panoramic tour around the city. We start in Plaza de Mayo (historic square), witness to the most important events of the country since 1810 where we are able to appreciate the surrounding buildings, such as the Casa Rosada (Pink House), the cathedral and the Cabildo (Town Hall). We continue to the neighborhood of San Telmo, one of the oldest in the city where the cultural and architectural heritage of the city has been best preserved. Our next stop is La Boca in order to explore its streets that are surrounded by “conventillos” and its traditional Caminito alley. We finally visit Recoleta, the aristocratic area of the city. Overnight.

 

 

Day 10 Buenos Aires.

 

 

Buenos Aires offers a wide range of activities. During this day we suggest you experience the city through our history, art, gastronomy and passions. Consult for ours tours.Overnight

 

 

Day 11 Buenos Aires / Iguazu.

 

 

Transfer to the airport and flight to Iguazu. Arrival and departure to Iguazu National Park to visit the Iguazu Falls, declared a Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO and one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. During the tour we visit the three circuits of the park: Garganta del Diablo, the Upper and the Lower Trails. During the tour, we have free time to have lunch (not included) and take optionally the tour “The Great Adventure”, a trip through the river on board a zodiac combined with a walk through the jungle. In the afternoon, return to the hotel. Overnight.

 

 

Day 12 Iguazú / Rio de Janeiro.

 

 

In the morning, we visit the falls on the Brazilian side where we walk along the only catwalk that leads us to Garganta del Diablo’s Viewpoint. While we walk, we appreciate a view of almost all the waterfalls. At due time, transfer to the airport to board the flight to Rio de Janeiro. Arrival and reception. Overnight.

 

 

Day 13 Rio de Janeiro.

 

 

Departure from the hotel to visit the highlights of the city and admire the natural beauty of Rio de Janeiro. We arrive to the base of Mt. Corcovado to ascend to the top and enjoy a panoramic view of the city. There we find the statue of Christ the Redeemer, declared one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Then, we continue towards the famous Pão de Açúcar, that offers a 360º view of Rio de Janeiro, including Botafogo and the beaches of Copacabana, Mt. Corcovado and the city center. Overnight.

 

 

Day 14 Rio de Janeiro.

 

 

Day at leisure to get to know Rio de Janeiro. Overnight

 

 

Day 15 Rio de Janeiro.

 

 

Day at leisure. At due time, transfer to board the scheduled flight.