Charming South America in 14 days: Argentina, Brazil and Peru
Argentina: Iguazú, Buenos Aires
Peru: Lima, Cusco & Machu Picchu
Brazil: Rio de Janeiro and Iguazu.
Visit the wonderful city of Rio de Janeiro with its striking beaches. Explore Buenos Aires typical neighborhoods. Live Peru and learn about the Inca culture and its magnificent Machu Picchu Ruins.
Included in this trip:
- Accommodation; 13 nights.
- Meals: 13 breakfasts.
- All land transportation and professional, locally guided excursions as included in the itinerary. All excursions are privately operated or in small exclusive groups.
- Personalized concierge service from our local experience manager before and during the trip.
- 24/7 emergency phone and Whatsapp for urgent assistance from our staff.
(We can gladly book these services for you if you need; just ask your Travel Designer).
- International and domestic flights from any destination.
- Medical, travel and cancellation insurance.
- Services mentioned as “optional”.
Day 1: Welcome to Rio de Janeiro the "Cidade Maravilhosa" (the Marvelous City)
Welcome to Brazil! Today you will be met at the airport and a private vehicle will transfer you to your accommodation.
The rest of the day is kept free for you to enjoy neighboring sights and adapt to your new destination.
Day 2: Tour to Corcovado, famous postcard of Rio de Janeiro.
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the magnificent Christ the Redeemer, the iconic statue on top of Corcovado Hill, Rio’s most famous landmark. The Corcovado Hill is part of the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world. On the way to its top is the Dona Marta belvedere, from where it is possible to see the Maracanã Stadium, the famous Guanabara Bay and the beautiful Sugar Loaf. Once at the top of Corcovado Hill, it is possible to admire breathtaking views of Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and the Botanical Garden.
This tour departs the hotel after breakfast to visit the most famous landmarks sites of the city and see from above the natural beauty of Rio. After a scenic drive along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, guests arrive at the bottom of the Corcovado Hill. They embark on a comfortable train that ascends the mountain and get at the statue of Christ the Redeemer, located 2,300 ft above sea level. Once at the top, they can use the panoramic elevators or escalators to get to the foot of the statute, as well as enjoy a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro.
Day 3: Tour to the Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro icon.
Every year, over a million visitors go to the famous Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf Mountain), an iconic symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Its name was given due to the resemblance to the traditional shape of a refined sugar loaf.
The journey to the top is made in glass cable cars. The first cable car takes passengers to the top of Urca Hill, which rises 215 meters above sea level and offers spectacular views of the entire bay and its surrounding islands. At Urca Hill, passengers take the second cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf, which rises 395 meters above sea level and offers a 360 degrees view of the entire city including Botafogo and Copacabana Beaches, Corcovado Hill and Rio’s downtown
Day 5: Iguazú Falls Argentine side, one of the most amazing places in the world
One of the most impressive tours in the whole world, perfect for those who consider that being in intimate contact with nature is the best way to relate to life.
This tour consists in a panoramic walk during which we will introduce you to the geological formation of the Iguazú Falls, creating a special connection between humans and natural environment. This will allow us to appreciate the fact that constantly and for millions of years more than 200 waterfalls form a natural scenery which places the human being in a unique context.
It’s important to start this tour early in the morning to increase our chances to observe the endless manifestations of life and a variety of unique species: we can find birds, butterflies, mammals, flowers and plants which contribute a special value to this experience. The main goal of this tour is to enjoy the time at the open air and to awake the potential of our sensations towards natural sounds, colors, images and characteristic smells of the jungle.
This tour has three different itineraries. You will be accompanied by the guides of National Parks whose objective is to bring closer the human being and nature and vice versa.
* Optional “The Great Adventure” that includes a truck ride through the jungle and navigation that will take you very close to the waterfalls. Prepare yourself to get wet! (Minimum 12 years old)
* Optional: Ecological route, meaningful experience of silent, long and illustrative navigation in boats passing through the islands of Upper Iguazu
* Optional: Lunch at the National Park
Day 6: Iguazú Falls Brazilian side.
Iguazú Falls Brazilian side.
The National Park of do Iguaçu in Brazil was declared World Natural Heritage by the UNESCO in 1986, after such nomination of the Iguazu National Park in Argentina.
The IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of the Environment) administers the Park, which at the moment is being revitalized as the Argentinian Park.
The visiting area consists of the only circuit of walkways that are placed in front of the Falls, offering a truly impressive panoramic view. The circuit is 1200 meters long and composed of stairs. Unfortunately, for this reason, it’s impossible to use a wheelchair. At the end of the circuit, there is an elevator. The stairs contain 130 steps and are 220 meters long. Medium difficulty.
* Optional: Lunch at Churrasqueria
Transfer from your hotel in Puerto Iguazú to the airport.
Flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival at the domestic airport and transfer to your hotel
Day 7: Visit to the city of Buenos Aires & Dinner and Tango Show
Visit the City of Buenos Aires to discover the most pictures and traditional neighborhoods, the traces of immigration, the history of tango and folklore, the cattle culture, the football passion and more. Among the many places to visit, the tour includes the traditional Plaza de Mayo and its surroundings that witnessed the founding of Buenos Aires; the neighborhoods of San Telmo and La Boca, with its famous Caminito street. Tour continues along Recoleta and Retiro.
In the evening enjoy a Dinner and traditional tango show: In the heart of San Telmo neighborhood, enjoy one of the best tango shows in Buenos Aires. Two typical orchestras: The great orchestra of Juan D´Arienzo and a quintet. Two tango singers and six dancing couples accompany the orchestra. Enjoy the music of the “Altiplano” and a folklore ballet with a show of “boleadoras”; artists on stage, a menu of typical and international dishes, and exquisite Argentine wines
Day 8: Farm & Countryside.
Today enjoy an authentic day in the countryside at an exclusive estancia in San Antonio de Areco.
At the start of the tour, your will travel to San Antonio de Areco and be able to enjoy a close-up view of our pampas on the way and at the same time receive a complete explanation from one of our specialized guides.
On arrival at San Antonio de Areco, the group will take a tour of the village, which includes a walk around the historical heart of the city. Following that the group will make their way to the exclusive ‘El Ombu de Areco’ Estancia.
Once at the estancia the passengers can take rides on the horses or go for a ride in a sulky whilst enjoying a buffet with traditional cold cuts, cheeses, and beverages. At lunchtime, the group will enjoy a typical country style barbeque prepared using only the finest quality meats. Dessert is accompanied by a folklore show, which is followed by a demonstration of gaucho skills.
Day 10: Travelling through the Inca´s Sacred Valley
Beautiful crossing by Quebradas, rivers and a colorful landscape that allows knowing archaeological monuments and indigenous towns together with the wonderful Inca culture.
Guided tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, over the Vilcanota River, for a panoramic view of the Inca citadel of Pisac and visit the typical Indian market of Pisac, where we will have the opportunity to learn about the customs of its inhabitants, Pisaq Archaeological Complex – Intihuatana then we go to the City of Urubamba, traveling along the banks of the Vilcanota River.
Visit the Ollantaytambo Fortress, the only place that preserves its ancient Inca urban design and famous for being one of the few places where the Incas defeated the Spanish conquerors in an important battle. Step through Chinchero, a wonderful place where you can still feel and see the Inca culture as it was in past ages.
The tour includes buffet lunch and Partial Tourist Ticket (BTParcial)
Day 11: From Cusco to Aguas Calientes & Machu Picchu by the Vistadome Train.
Departure towards Poroy station, train´s starting point towards the station of Aguas Calientes. Arrival after a 4 hours journey and bus ride for 30 minutes uphill ride up to the entrance of the fabulous Machu Picchu citadel, considered one of the Cultural Heritages of Humanity and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Visit of the citadel to admire its stairways, temples, sanctuaries, and terraces. *the admission ticket to the Ruins is included*. Night and accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
Day 12: From Aguas Calientes to Cusco.
Before returning to Cusco, free time to rest or walk around Aguas Calientes. For those who wish to visit the Ruins again or climb the Huayna Picchy, it is possible to do it during this free morning. In both cases, you must pay the admission ticket again (the second ticket nor included).
Day 13: Visit the city of Cusco and Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park
Discover Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incas and one-time Spanish colonial hub, as you explore the city’s key landmarks on this 4-hour excursion. Visit the site of Qurikancha, once the most important temple in the Inca Empire, and today the site of a Dominican monastery. Then check out Cusco’s massive Main Cathedral, learning about its unique collection of art from the ‘Cusqueña’ school. See as well the impressive stonework at the archaeological complex of Sacsayhuaman, and check out a variety of other Incan religious and military sites.
In the afternoon, transfer to Cusco Airport. Reception at Lima airport and transfer to your hotel.
Day 14: Lima tour, ancestral, colonial and contemporary city. End of your journey.
Discover the wealth of historic and modern attractions found in the Peruvian city of Lima during this 4-hour sightseeing tour. Feel like a real ‘Limeño’ (a Lima local) as you explore the town’s colonial and Incan architecture, visit its charming residential neighborhoods, visit the scenic cliff-strewn coast and admire its many religious shrines and churches.
Departure transfer to Lima airport to take your flight back home.
The trip around South America has ended, but you are left with the best memories of this unforgettable journey.