Travelzoo Special – Glimpse of South America

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

Starting From $2,345.00 Land Only

Duration 12 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

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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 ~ Cuzco
    Today you will head to the airport for the brief flight to Cusco (FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED), nestled high in the Andes Mountains. Check in at the hotel, take it slow and enjoy a bit of leisure time to get your body accustomed to the mountain altitude. This evening, transfer to dinner at Tunupa Restaurant to enjoy a delicious Peruvian dinner accompanied by performances of live Andean folk music and dance. (B, D)
  • Day 4: Cuzco ~ Sacred Valley
    Today, start with a drive through the scenic Sacred Valley of the Incas to the village of Ollantaytambo for a visit to an impressive Inca fortress. Then stop by the village of Pisac to visit the local marketplace where the native people sell a variety of handicrafts. Then, proceed to your hotel located in the Sacred Valley region. (B, D)
  • Day 5: Sacred Valley ~ Machu Picchu ~ Cuzco
    Today you will set out on an excursion to Machu Picchu, “The Lost City of the Incas.” Wake up early and take a wonderful train ride through the Sacred Valley of Urubamba to Machu Picchu. Perched at 8,200 feet above the valley, it was hidden by mountains and semitropical jungles for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911. Archaeologists believe that the Incan “Virgins of the Sun” took refuge from the Spanish Conquistadors here at Machu Picchu. Enjoy a tour of the site followed by time for leisure or shopping at the crafts market nearby in the town of Aguas Calientes. Then, journey back to Cusco for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
  • Day 6: 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 just a few minutes outside Cusco. The fortress is an imposing example of Inca military architecture. It was built using colossal limestone blocks arranged in a variety of interlocking shapes. The estimated weight of some stones is over 120 tons. Visitors are still wondering how it was constructed way back in pre-Colombian times. Following our sightseeing, we will head to the airport for the flight back to Lima (FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED). (B, L)
  • Day 7: Lima ~ Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Head over to the Lima Airport this morning for your 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 .nish the tour passing through the well-known districts of Palermo and Recoleta. Enjoy a lovely Italian-Argentine style dinner to. (B, D)
  • Day 8: Buenos Aires
    This morning we will begin the day by continuing our Buenos Aires city tour, picking up where yesterday's tour left o. to cover all the city’s greatest attractions. Then, this afternoon, we will make a short journey outside of the city to the town of Tigre on the Paraná River Delta. Here you will take a boat ride along the Paraná River Delta. The life of the “isleños” (people who live on the islands of the Delta) is very special. You will learn about their customs, culture and ways of life while navigating the Delta. Tonight the program is free for you to have some leisure time or perhaps you would like to join an optional tour to attend a Tango Dinner Show! (B, L)
  • Day 9: 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 10: 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 di.erent 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 your 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 11: 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 12: 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. (B, L)

 

  • Casa Andina Miraflores Centro – Lima, Peru *
    Petit Thouars 5444 Miraflores

    Located in Miraflores, this hotel is steps from Ricardo Palma Museum House and La Tarumba Theater. Indian Market and Miraflores Central Park are also within 10 minutes.

    A 24-hour business center, 24-hour room service, and concierge services are available at this hotel. Free free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, a 24-hour front desk, and a computer station are onsite.

    All 58 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include hair dryers, safes, and showers.

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

  • San Agustin Plaza Hotel – Cusco, Peru *
    Avenida El Sol 594

    Located in Cusco Historic Center, this hotel is steps from Centro de Textiles and Centro Qosqo de Arte Nativo. Qorikancha and Temple of the Sun are also within 5 minutes.

    A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a rooftop terrace are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and 24-hour room service.

    All 76 rooms provide free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and LCD TVs. Guests will also find minibars, hair dryers, and safes.

    Check In Time:      10:00am
    Check Out Time:   08:00am
    Website:                  www.hotelessanagustin.com.pe/hotels/cusco/plaza

  • San Agustin Monasterio – Sacred Valley, Peru *
    Jr Recoleta S/N

    Situated in Urubamba, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Iglesia de Urubamba and Plaza de Armas. Estadio de Urubamba and Nogalpampa Stadium are also within 10 minutes.

    A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a business center are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk are onsite.

    All 32 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus private yards and LCD TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find minibars, room service, and rainfall showerheads.

    Check In Time:      12:00pm
    Check Out Time:   10:00am
    Website:                  www.hotelessanagustin.com.pe/hotels/cusco/sacred-valley/monasterio-de-la-recoleta

  • Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport – Lima, Peru *
    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

  • 725 Continental Hotel – Buenos Aires, Argentina *
    Av. Pte Roque Saenz Pena 725

    This family-friendly Buenos Aires hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Pasaje Urquiza Anchorena and Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral. Plaza de Mayo and Obelisco are also within 10 minutes.

    2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center are available at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a poolside bar, and a coffee shop/café are onsite.

    All 192 soundproofed rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and pillowtop beds. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find LCD TVs with cable channels, and other amenities include 24-hour room service and minibars.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   11:00am
    Website:                  www.725continental.com/default-en.html

  • Viale Cataratas Hotel – Iguassu, Brazil *
    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 *
    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.
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