Charming South America
14 Days, 13 Nights
& Peru Highlights
Beauties of Rio de Janeiro
Iguazu Falls & bird watching
Discover Buenos Aires & Gaucho Culture
Food and history in Cusco
Sacred Valley of Inkas
Dawn in Machu Picchu
All our itineraries are 100% customized for you!
Rio de Janeiro "Natural beauty, Carnival, samba & bossa nova"
Reception at Rio de Janeiro airport and transfer to your hotel.
At schedule time, Welcome meeting with your local experienced guide. We will also provide our contacts, available 24hs, taking care of the details of your trip to make your trip a once in a lifetime experience!
Stunning Landscapes & Christ Redeemer
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 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.
We will depart from 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. Here, you will 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.
spectacular Sugar Loaf Mountain
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.
From Rio to the uniqueness of Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Today you will fly to Foz de Iguassu. Transfer from the hotel to Rio de Janeiro´s airport. Reception at Foz do Iguassu airport and transfer to your hotel.
Iguazu Falls is one of the most impressive places in the whole world, perfect for those who consider that being in intimate contact with nature is the best way to relate to life.
"Just amazing" Iguazu Falls, National Park Argentina
Today we will explore Iguazu Falls National Park together with your own private bird & nature expert guide. It will begin with 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 visit 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 exploration is to enjoy the time at the open air and to awake the potential of our sensations towards natural sounds, colours, images and characteristic smells of the jungle.
A visit to the falls isn't complete with the "The Great Adventure" that includes a truck ride through the jungle and a navigation that will take you very close to the waterfalls. Prepare yourself to get wet! (Minimum 12 years old).
National Park Iguacu, Brazil
Today we will visit the Falls from the Brazilian side. The National Park 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.
Visiting area consists of the only circuit of walkways which are placed in front of the Falls, offering a truly impressive panoramic view. The circuit is 1200 metres long and composed of stairs. At the end of the circuit there is an elevator. The stairs contain 130 steps and are 220 metres long. Medium difficulty.
After visiting the Falls we will get back to Puerto Iguazu, and then to the airport.
Flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival at domestic airport and transfer to your hotel.
Buenos Aires "Passionate cosmopolitan city"
Buenos Aires is a pulsating, passionate, cosmopolitan city. The combination of rich architectural and cultural heritage, modern creative energy, electric nightlife, unique traditions, a vibrant arts scene, extensive parks, and warm, friendly hosts makes it one of the world's most exciting capitals.
Enjoy a personalized 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.
Classic places you should not miss include 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.
Buenos Aires, Farm & Countryside
Today we will discover Buenos Aires Province in an authentic way; you will be able to experience the countryside at an exclusive "estancia" or farm and walk the town of San Antonio de Areco.
While at " Areco", as the locals call it, you will enjoy a close up view of our pampas and the village and its historical heart.
Once at the estancia you can ride on the horses or go for a ride in a sulky whilst enjoying a glass of Malbec wine and the traditional empanadas. At lunchtime you will enjoy a typical country style barbeque prepared using only the finest quality meats. Dessert is accompanied by a demonstration of gaucho skills and folklore.
From Buenos Aires, fly to Cusco, Peru
Transfer to Buenos Aires International airport.
Flight to Cusco. Reception at Cusco airport and transfer to your hotel.
High up in the Peruvian Andes lies Cusco, once the center of the Incan Empire. It is, of course, the launching point for Machu Picchu – Peru's largest tourist attraction – but the city is well worth a visit, to acclimate and experience the mix of Incan and Spanish influences that define it.
Cusco, a gem of a city
We will visit the imperial city of Cuzco, a place with abundance of ancient Inca culture.
Explore with your private guide some of the best archeological remains from the Incan times in the surroundings of Cusco. We also suggest visiting great Colonial Art sites such as The Cathedral, famous for its gold and silver baroque style; Qoricancha, the Temple of the Sun; Sacsayhuamán, the Temple and Fortress; Qenqo with its passageways and Canals; Puca Pukara, an Incan storehouse; Tambomachay, the place of the water rituals.
For Foodies, relax and enjoy the amazing food scene!
Inca´s Sacred Valley
Enoy today a visit to the Inca´s Sacred Valley: Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chincheros.
Beautiful crossing by Quebradas, rivers and a colorful landscape that allows to know archaeological monuments and indigenous towns together with the wonderful Inca culture.
Be amazed by the 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 to 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, wonderful place where you can still feel and see the Inca culture as it was in past ages.
Conquering Machu Picchu
Today we will head to Machu Picchu. And, although it is located only 50 miles from Cuzco, it’s not the simplest place to get to. We will travel by train towards the station of Aguas Calientes. We will arrival after a 4 hour journey, and a short bus ride for a 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.
We will spend the night in Aguas Calientes, so there is plenty of time to enjoy the ruins. In addition you will be able to do some extra exploration the following day.
Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes
Before returning to Cusco, you will have some free time to rest or walk around Aguas Calientes.
For those who wish to visit the Ruins again or climb the Huayna Picchu (limited places - book in advance), it is possible to do it during this free morning. In both cases, you must pay the admission ticket again (second ticket not included). We suggest making this decision there so you can evaluate your physical conditions after an exhausting previous day. But we will discuss these details while during your trip planning. Transfer back to Cusco during the afternoon. Transfer to the hotel. Upon arrival in Lima, transfer to your accommodation.
Lima, There's more to Peru than Incas
A personalized visit to Lima, the Capital city of Peru is the last highlight of this amazing trip! We will go to the famous Love Park located in Miraflores, where we will have a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, our tour will make a panoramic visit to the Huaca Pucllana and then visit the city center of Lima, we will visit the Plaza Mayor, Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace, the Cathedral and the Municipality, and finally, we will visit the Santo Domingo Convent where the remains of Santa Rosa rest, the first Saint of America.
Foodie Lovers! We will also learn about Pisco, Peru's beverage of choice, a brandy made from grapes. You will love the ceviche. We will teach you all about it and point you to the best places to taste this traditional dish made of fresh, raw fish.
LIMA – Farewell
Your private transfer will drive you to Lima´s International Airport.
Its time to say Goodbye, but only for now...
Goodbye South America,
I will never forget you!
Across South America produced a holiday which could not have been made more special. The places in Brazil, Argentina and Peru that we visited were amazing, better than all imagination. This was backed up by excellent hotels and great service by the Across South America team.
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