Glimpse of South America

Featuring:
Lima, Cusco, Buenos Aires, Iguassu, Rio de Janeiro

Starting From $2,290.00 Land Only

Duration 11 Days

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Charming Travel Destinations, Travel Agencies & Bureaus, El Monte, CA

South America always brings people an enthusiastic impression. Join this tour, you will set out an excursion to Machu Picchu, “the Lost City of the Incas” and the ancient capital of this Inca Empire – Cuzco. Moreover, enjoy a tour in “The Paris of South America”. Buenos Aires and check out the amazing Iguassu waterfall. Last stop, discover all the main sights of one of South America’s most beautiful cities, Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy a Glimpse of South America Tour today!

This Tour Package Includes:

  • Land Only
  • 11 nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals per itinerary
  • All transfers
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Tour Highlights:

  • Plaza de Armas
  • Village of Ollantaytambo
  • Machu Picchu
  • Sacsayhuaman Fortress
  • Avenida 9 de Julio
  • La Boca
  • The town of Tigre
  • Iguassu’s Argentina Falls National Park
  • Rafain Dinner Show
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Christ the Redeemer Statue
  • Downtown Rio

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees, passport fees, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Optional Tours (If applicable)
  • Domestic or International flights not included
*If  minimum 10 passengers are not met, small operational changes will be made with meals and services. You can inquire about it with our Travel Consultants pre or post booking.

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Meals: B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

 

  • Day 1: Lima, Peru
    Upon arrival in Lima, the capital city of Peru, transfer directly to the hotel for leisure or rest.
  • Day 2: Lima
    Today you will enjoy a full day Lima city tour. The tour will take you to visit the colonial and modern sections of this so-called “City of Kings”. Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza de Armas with its cathedral and palace, the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace, modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The San Francisco Monastery and catacombs. In modern Lima, drive through the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro. As Lima has a history of being home to Chinese immigrants over the years, today you will enjoy a Peruvian-Chinese lunch during the tour. We will then pay a visit to the “Park of Love” to see the statue “El Beso” as well as to appreciate the views of the Pacific Ocean. Then, it’s on to visit the Bohemian neighborhood of Barranco. There will also be some time to visit a local handicrafts market before returning to the hotel. (B, L)
  • Day 3: Lima ~ Cusco ~ Sacred Valley
    Today we head to the airport for the brief flight to Cusco (FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED), nestled high in the Andes Mountains.  On arrival, transfer to the Sacred Valley.  Our first stop will be at Awana Kancha, a South American camelids farm and textile production center where local families demonstrate the traditional process of weaving and making garments.  Next, we visit the market in the town of Pisac to wander stalls displaying handicraft products made by the area’s residents. You will find beautiful alpaca textiles, musical instruments, paintings, carvings, necklaces and replicas of ancient Incan pieces. Lunch will be served at Wayra Ranch. Delight yourself with the surprising variety of recipes prepared under the careful tutelage of renowned chefs. During lunch, enjoy a Peruvian “Paso Horse” show.  The show features stunning equestrian demonstrations to the rhythm of “marinera” music. After lunch, we continue to Ollantaytambo. The town of Ollantaytambo is a typical example of Incan urban planning and the present-day residents still live in accordance with their old traditions. This town exhibits one of the most remarkable fortress complexes of the Inca Empire.  (B, L, D)
  • Day 4: Sacred Valley ~ Machu Picchu ~ Cusco
    This morning from Ollanta Train Station we take a train ride through the mountains to Aguas Calientes. This town is also known as "Machu Picchu Pueblo" and is the last stop before the entrance to the most important archaeological site in Peru, Machu Picchu.  Our train journey is approximately two hours. Upon reaching Aguas Calientes station, we board a shuttle bus for a short trip up to Machu Picchu, the masterpiece of engineering and architecture that is believed to have been the sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Emperor Pachacutec. Machu Picchu, or "Old Mountain", is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.  We will have a guided tour of the site. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Cafe Inkaterra. In the afternoon, return by train to Ollanta and transfer to hotel in Cusco. (B, L)
  • Day 5: Cuzco ~ Lima
    This morning we set out for a guided tour of the ancient capital of the Inca Empire—Cusco, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Western Hemisphere. The tour visits important landmarks such us Cusco's Cathedral, Plaza de Armas and Koricancha, "The Temple of the Sun". Take in a delightful combination of Inca and colonial architecture. We will also visit Sacsayhuaman Fortress.  The fortress is an imposing example of Inca military architecture. It was built using colossal limestone blocks arranged in a variety of interlocking shapes. Continue to Qenko, an archaeological complex of mainly religious use where it is believed agricultural rituals were performed. Finally, we make a stop at Puka Pucara or, "Red Fortress", an architectural complex of alleged military use with multiple spaces, plazas, baths, aqueducts, walls and towers.  Following our sightseeing, we will head to the airport for the flight back to Lima (FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED). (B, L)
  • Day 6: Lima ~ Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Head over to the Lima Airport this morning for the flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina (FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED). Upon arrival in the Argentine capital, set out to enjoy a tour of this city known to some as “The Paris of South America”. You will experience the beauty and magic of Buenos Aires. Today and tomorrow, you will tour the city to see all the popular sights including “Avenida 9 de Julio”, “Teatro Colón” and “Plaza de Mayo”, The Metropolitan Cathedral and “La Casa Rosada”. We will also tour the streets of tango in the traditional San Telmo neighborhood and pass through the Lezama Park area. Then, we head to La Boca where we will stop to visit this colorful neighborhood, which was the initial settling place of the Italian immigrants that arrived to the city. Today, La Boca is the home of important artists. We finish the tour passing through the well-known districts of Palermo and Recoleta. Enjoy a lovely dinner tonight.  (B, D)
  • Day 7: Buenos Aires
    This morning we will begin the day by continuing our Buenos Aires city tour, picking up where yesterday’s tour left off to cover all the city’s greatest attractions. This afternoon, there will be some free time for your own explorations or for souvenir shopping. Tonight, there is a fantastic opportunity to join an optional tour to attend a tango dinner show here in the city that gave birth to the tango!   (B, L)
  • Day 8: Buenos Aires ~ Iguassu
    Transfer to the airport this morning for the flight to Iguassu (FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED). Upon arrival in Iguassu, you will transfer directly to Iguassu's Argentina Falls National Park Center. From here, you will take either the train to the falls station or walk a charming foot path which will take you to two trails: The Upper and Lower Walk. You will have a chance to explore each trail.  The Upper Walk consists of 800 meters of gangways stretched high above the ground. Along this circuit, you can watch the water falling from the top of the falls and enjoy its magnificence from an elevated viewpoint. The Lower Walk is a 1,600 meter gangway that o.ers views from the foot of the falls. You will have an amazing day in this natural paradise. Later, this evening, you will discover the traditional music and dances of Latin America and sample a variety of typical Brazilian and international dishes with an all-you-can-eat buffet at the well-known Rafain Dinner Show. (B, D)
  • Day 9: Iguassu ~ Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Today we will enjoy more of the splendor and beauty of the Iguassu Falls. You have the chance to enjoy the falls from a different perspective, this time from the Brazilian side, with a visit to The Brazilian Falls National Park. Marvel at unique views of the falls, walk the footpaths through lush tropical vegetation and take in the beauty of this natural wonder. Then we head to the airport for the flight to Rio de Janeiro (FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED). Upon arrival in Rio, we will head to the hotel for check in. Enjoy a dinner served at the hotel. (B, D)
  • Day 10: Rio de Janeiro
    Today we have the full day to discover all the main sights of one of South America’s most beautiful cities, Rio de Janeiro.  The highlights of today’s tour are the spectacular ride by cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain for impressive views and the trip up to the top of Corcovado Mountain by a cogwheel train for photos of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. For lunch today, we have arranged a special Feijoada menu at a local restaurant—this hearty black bean and pork stew is Brazil’s most famous dish. (B, L)
  • Day 11: Rio de Janeiro ~ Home
    Today we have planned another city tour to take you around to see more of the city’s marvelous sights including Downtown Rio, the Lapa district, The Sambadrome and Maracana Stadium. There will also be time for shopping today in the district of Ipanema. In the evening, we head to the airport so you can check in for your departure flight (FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED). (B, L)
*If  minimum 10 passengers are not met, small operational changes will be made with meals and services. You can inquire about it with our Travel Consultants pre or post booking.
  • Casa Andina Select Miraflores – Lima, Peru * or similar
    Calle Schell 452, Miraflores

    Located in Miraflores, this boutique hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sala Luis Miro Quesada Garland Museum, Atlantic City, and Virgen Milagrosa Church. Kennedy Park and La Rosa Marina are also within 10 minutes.

    This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Additionally, a coffee shop/café, a spa tub, and a sauna are onsite.

    All 155 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include coffee makers and LCD TVs.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                  www.casa-andina.com/

  • Hotel Posada Del Inca Yucay – Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru or similar*
    Alcanfores, 329, Miraflores, LIMA 01 Lima, Peru

    Would you like to explore the lost city of the Incas? Would you like to see the colorful markets of Pisac? Marvel at the ancient Maras? From archeology to shopping and outdoor adventures, you can find everything here.

    Located in the heart of the Sacred Valley, 5 minutes from Urubamba, and surrounded by beautiful gardens, Sonesta Posada del Inca Yucay hotel is a remodeled eighteenth-century monastery that retains its original colonial charm. This wonderful 88-room hotel is within an hour drive from the ancient Inca capital, Cusco and close to Machu Picchu, one of the seven new wonders of the world. 

    Check-In Time:      01:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm 
    Website: https://www.sonesta.com/

  • Jose Antonio Hotel – Cusco, Peru * or similar
    Pardo 1080, Cusco City Centre, 84 Cuzco, Peru

    Hotel Jose Antonio Cusco is located in Cuzco, 0.7 miles from Cathedral of Cuzco and 0.7 miles from Central Bus Station. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

    Each room is fitted with a TV with cable channels. All rooms come with a private bathroom fitted with a shower.

    There is a tour desk at the property.

    The hotel also provides car rental. Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport is 1.9 miles from the property. 

    Check in: 11:00am
    Check out: 10:00am
    Website: http://hotelesjoseantonio.com/

  • Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport – Lima, Peru * or similar
    Av Elmer Faucett S N Aeropuerto Jorge Chavez Callao

    This family-friendly Callao hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Islas Palomino and Minka Shopping Centre. Leyendas Park and Playa Kon-Tiki are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Along with a full-service spa, this hotel has a restaurant and an indoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a fitness center, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café are onsite.

    All 192 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. For a bit of entertainment, LED TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also find minibars and hair dryers.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                  www.wyndhamhotels.com/wyndham/lima-peru/wyndham-costa-del-sol-lima-airport/overview

  • Pestana Hotel – Buenos Aires, Argentina* or similar
    Carlos Pellegrini 877, C1057 CABA, Argentina

    At the Pestana Buenos Aires, it is even more developed, as this premium 4-star hotel has, in its services, its major asset. The friendliness and helpfulness of all employees, in addition to the excellent location, which allows you to access the important points of the city in minutes, give you everything you need for a completely personalized and tailored stay.
    Rooms with 40 m2 and a fantastic view of the 9 de Julio Avenue, sound proof windows, queen size bed, bathroom with a shower and bath with hydro massage and hair dryer. Have a mini bar, flat screen TV 32" and satellite TV, digital safety box, free wifi, heater and air conditioning.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:       https://www.pestana.com      

  • Viale Cataratas Hotel – Iguassu, Brazil * or similar
    Avenida Das Cataratas, 2420

    This family-friendly Foz do Iguacu hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Parque Das Aves, Adrena Kart, and Iguassu Boulevard. Foz Do Iguacu Country Club and Catuai Palladium Shopping Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a health club. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a poolside bar, and a sauna are onsite.

    All 151 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Other amenities available to guests include LCD TVs, minibars, and rainfall showerheads.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                 www.vialehoteis.com.br

  • Mirasol Copacabana Hotel – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil * or similar
    Rua Rodolfo Dantas, 86 Copacabana

    Located in Copacabana, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Praca Serzedelo Correia and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sugar Loaf Mountain and Parque Henrique Lage. Praia do Leme and Theataro Net Rio are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a poolside bar, and a coffee shop/café are onsite.

    All 95 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and LED TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include minibars, free newspapers, and hair dryers.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                  www.mirasolhotel.com.br/site/en

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Prices are based on per person, double occupancy.  “Land Only” rates do not include international air tickets from USA or within South America. Charming Travel Destinations guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Minimum 2 passengers to guarantee rate. All hotels are subject to availability. Hotels may be substituted with another or similar category. Prices and availability are subject to change at any time and prices are not guaranteed until we receive your final payment.  We reserve the right to modify the itinerary to ensure a smooth and safe trip.
Brazil visa is required for US passport holders.

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*If  minimum 10 passengers are not met, small operational changes will be made with meals and services. You can inquire about it with our Travel Consultants pre or post booking.

 

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