Experience the lifestyle in the Valles Calchaquies

5 Days / 4 Nights

OVERVIEW

Overview

Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguacu, Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & Buenos Aires

ITINERARY

Itinerary

Brazil, Peru & Argentina fixed departures 2021 15 Days / 14 Nights

Flight to Rio de Janeiro (not included)

Arrival in Rio de Janeiro, meet and transfer to the hotel – SIB basis with driver-guide (Spanish & English)

 

Overnight in Rio de Janeiro  

Check In: 14:00 - Check Out: 12:00

Meals included: none

Buffet breakfast.

 

H/D SUGAR LOAF & PANORAMIC CITY TOUR (4hrs aprox.)SIB basis with driver and bilingual guide (Spanish & English)

Passengers will be picked-up from their hotel between 8:00am and 9:00am, depending on the hotel location, proceeding for a half-day tour and panoramic tour of downtown and stopping at the Metropolitan Cathedral, which was built in a pyramidal form with an internal diameter of 96 meters, and a height of 80 meters. Walk through the Aterro do Flamengo and arrive to the neighborhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: Sugar Loaf. You will travel all the way to the top in two stages by cable car. The first cable car takes us to Urca Hill, a vantage point 215 meters high with beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. From this stage, a second cable car takes us up to the top.  At 395 meters we will enjoy splendid views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and several beaches of Niterói. After riding the Cable car back down, return to the hotel.

 

OPTIONAL TOUR IN RIO DE JANEIRO AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL PURCHASE

RIO BY NIGHT: SAMBA SHOW GINGA TROPICAL (Only on: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday)

(Minimum 02 passengers)

Ginga Tropical show - A multicultural Brazilian show that gathers on stage various cultures of our Tropical Country.

A show that combines diversity and culture: The “Ziriguidum”, the Northeast, the Amazon and the Pampas with its Folklore. Bahia with its Capoeira, their mystical rituals and Rio de Janeiro with its incomparable bohemian Lapa, their dance halls and the performance of the legendary Tricksters and the luxurious Carnival, with fantastic drummers and beautiful dancers.

 

Overnight in Rio de Janeiro  

  • Meals included: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel

 

Day at leisure for discovering this beautiful city including the wonderful beaches of Rio de Janeiro

 

OPTIONAL TOUR IN RIO DE JANEIRO AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL PURCHASE

H/D BARRA DE TIJUCA & PANORAMIC OF OLIMPIC PARK – duration approx. 6 hours - Private service with English speaking guide

(Minimum 02 passengers)

 

The tour offers guests a better idea of the geography and topography of the city with its marvelous landscape – the city built between the sea and the mountains!

Drive along a scenic road with beach views, at São Conrado beach. Continue to the Barra da Tijuca Beach – Rio’s longest beach, stretching over 18km, then finally a panoramic view of the Olympic park - the heart of the Rio 2016 Games.

 

H/D CORCOVADO – duration approx. 4 hours – SIB basis with bilingual guide

 (Minimum 02 passengers)

Passengers will be picked-up from their hotel between 8:00am and 9:00am, depending on the hotel location, proceeding for a half-day tour of Corcovado Mountain and Beaches. Board a cog train from Cosme Velho Station for a ride to Corcovado Mountain to visit one of the world’s most famous landmarks, the gigantic statue of Christ the Redeemer.

 

Overnight in Rio de Janeiro  

  • Meals included: breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

 

At proper time, transfer from the hotel to the airport – SIB basis with bilingual guide (Spanish & English)

Suggested flight LA4697 GIG/IGU Departure 1040 – Arrival 1240 – not included

 

Arrival in Iguassu, meet and transfer to the hotel

 

H/D BRAZILIAN SIDE OF THE FALLS SIB basis with bilingual guide (Spanish & English)

Departure in vehicle heading to the National Park of the Brazilian Falls (entrance fee included). The tour starts with a visit to the Main Center of the park, where you will have the opportunity to get some hints about the local ecosystem. From there hike along the most important trail of the park where the you can enjoy an astonishing view of the waterfalls. From the local belvedere you will have a privileged sight of the both parks of the waterfalls. Return to the main point via the panoramic elevator.

 

 

 

 

OPTIONAL TOUR IN IGUASSU AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL PURCHASE

VISIT THE BIRD PARK (Extension of Brazilian side Falls)

 (Minimum 02 passengers)

Located at the entrance of the National Park Bird Park is an ecological sanctuary, linking ecotourism with conservation. Huge nurseries provide a basic understanding of some 900 birds, 150 species. Brazilian birds predominate, but there are species from Australia, Africa and Asia represented. It also develops a recognized work of education, research and Environmental conservation. Other attractions include a butterfly nursery with approximately 25 species of reptiles, where you can see snakes and alligators from just a few meters away.

 

Overnight in Foz do Iguassu 

Check In: 14:00

Check Out: 12:00

  • Meals included: breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

 

H/D ARGENTINEAN SIDE OF THE FALLS – 05Hrs. Approx.SIB basis with bilingual guide (Spanish & English)

Transfer ahead to Argentina side with a quick stop at customs checks. After that, the tour continues to the Tancredo Neves Bridge over the Iguassu River, which separates the border between Argentina and Brazil. Once in Argentina, take a scenic highway up to the Argentine Iguassu Park (entrance fee included) where you will have a spectacular view of the Argentinean Falls, with access to the very brink of the awe-inspiring Devil's Throat, largest of the Argentinean Falls, including the San Martin Falls. On the way back from the falls a stop at the “Three Borders” Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet.

Visit the upper circuit and the Devil´s Throat.

 

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST

THE BIG ADVENTURE TOUR (Argentinean side) – SIB Boat (Minimum 02 passengers)

The tour combines rainforest and waterfalls. We will drive trucks into the vast wild vegetation joined by experienced guides. We will get off at the pier and board a boat to sail the Iguazú Inferior river canyon, rafting the river rapids to appreciate falls from the San Martín island peaceful backwater. Then we will visit the Tres Mosqueteros (Three Musketeers) falls, and Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) will crown the tour. Sailing the coast of the island, we will get to the next exciting point: the San Martín falls, the greatest a boat can approach.

 

IMPORTANT: We recommend taking a second pair of shoes, informal clothes in order to change because in the Great Adventure excursion everyone will get wet.

Certain visitors are not allowed to ride: Great Adventure or Nautical Adventure navigation:

* People with osteoporosis, neck, back conditions or surgery

* People with heart conditions or surgery

* People with COPD or neurological condition or surgery

* People unable to handle a nautical emergency on the lower Iguazu River

 

Overnight in Foz do Iguassu

  • Meals included: breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

*Ask your travel agent about additional experiences.

 

OPTIONAL TOUR IN IGUASSU AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL PURCHASE

HD VISIT ITAIPU DAM PANORAMIC – (SIB) English speaking guide - (Minimum 02 passengers)

 Itaipu is the world’s largest electrical generating capacity and could be considered a technological wonder. After a 35km ride, arrival at the Itaipu Public Relations Center, for a 30-minute film presentation showing the phases of construction and operation of this engineering monument.  After this visit, tour to the dam by bus and stop at different panoramic viewpoints. The spectacle of the spillway of the dam, with its huge flow of water is particularly impressive.

 

Transfer out from Hotel to The Airport in Foz do Iguassu (Brazilian side) to board your flight to Peru.

Suggested flight to Lima: LA2442 IGU/LIM Departure 2050 – Arrival 2210 – not included

Upon arriving in Lima, you will be picked up and taken to your hotel. Our representative will give you a documentation kit with detailed program explanation. Luggage and hotel registration assistance will be offered.

 

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Lima

Meals included: Breakfast

Breakfast.

 

H/D CITY TOUR (COLONIAL AND MODERN LIMA)

Visit the modern and colonial parts of the city of Lima the "City of Kings", beginning in the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. Pass by a Huaca or sacred pre-Inca site. There will then be a stop at Parque del Amor (Lovers Park) in Miraflores for its magnificent view over the Pacific Ocean. The tour also includes the Historic Centre based on the Main Square, where the Presidential Palace, the Archbishop´s Palace, the Municipality of Lima and the Cathedral are located, as well as a visit to one of the largest colonial-era convents.

 

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Lima

Meals included: breakfast

Breakfast. At schedule time transfer to the airport to board the flight to Cusco city.

Suggested flight time: 9/10am - LA2047 LIM/CUZ Departure 0930 – Arrival 1053 – not included

TRANSFER TO THE SACRED VALLEY

Upon arrival in Cusco one of our representatives will meet you and then you will be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The Sacred Valley allows better acclimatization due to its lower altitude compared to Cusco city. Have the rest of the day at leisure to rest and get used to the altitude.

 

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in the Sacred Valley

Meals included: breakfast

Breakfast.

 

F/D AUTHENTIC SACRED VALLEY

You will head to Chinchero to visit the PARWA Center, where you can appreciate beautiful textiles and even buy some to take home. After, visit the Chinchero church, which was built by the Spanish in 1607 and remains standing until today. Continue with a visit to the ruins of Chinchero, where you will find an important Inca center in which terraces and aqueducts were built. Then, you will stop at the Racchi Viewpoint, from where you will have a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Afterwards, you will head towards the town of Ollantaytambo, where you will find the imposing Inca fortress that bears the same name. This place is of great historical importance, because it is where Manco Inca defeated the Spanish forces in 1538. Then, you will descend to the town of Ollantaytambo which stands out for still maintaining the Inca urban planning as part of his original urban layout, with some buildings and narrow stone alleys. You can tour the town and visit the local market.

 

At proper time you will board the train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu.

(*) Timetables are subject to confirm

 

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in the Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)

Meals included: breakfast & lunch

Breakfast.

 

MACHU PICCHU (SIB)

You are going to visit one of the most important energy centers of the world: Machu Picchu. You will be driven to the archeological site, the visit of which will be an unforgettable experience, with a professional tour guide to impart to you all the history that surrounds this mysterious and enchanting place. Once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the site on your own, to relax, or to meditate. At the agreed upon hour, you will descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch and board the train later that afternoon for the return trip.

 

Board train in Aguas Calientes, to Ollantantaytambo, and transfer back to Cusco.

(*) Timetables are subject to confirm

 

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Cusco

Meals included: breakfast and lunch

Breakfast.

 

DAY AT LEISURE IN CUSCO

Enjoy the charm of this beautiful colonial city that was built upon the remains of amazing Inca buildings. Not to miss: Temple of the Sun (Koricancha), San Blas artisan’s neighborhood, the Cathedral and the Inca Fortress of Sacsayhuaman.

 

 

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST:

PM HD CITY TOUR AND RUINS AND SAN PEDRO MARKET (SIB)

You will visit the city of Cusco, known as the Imperial City and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Here you will start your tour at the iconic San Pedro market, a local market where you can explore the colors, flavors and traditions of modern Cusco. The visit continues with the Koricancha Temple, an ancient Inca palace and cult center of the Sun God, above which the order of the Dominicans built a church, which remains standing to this day. You will continue ascending to the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, an impressive example of Inca military architecture. Afterwards, you will explore Q’enqo archeological site, where important Inca ceremonies took place.  Finally, you will arrive to the Plaza de Armas (main square), where you will visit the Cathedral, the most important temple in the city.

 

Overnight at the hotel of your choice in Cusco

Meals included: breakfast

Breakfast.

 

At scheduled time, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport to take the departure flight.

  • Suggested flight LA2068+2467 CUZ/LIM-BUE Departure 2058 – Arrival 0635 (+1 day) – not included
  • Suggested flight la2367+la445 CUZ/LIM-BUE Departure 0825 – Arrival 1705 – not included

Upon your arrival transfer in from airport to hotel in Buenos Aires.

Overnight in Buenos Aires at Loi Suites Esmeralda Studio

Optional upgrade: Overnight at Argenta Tower Studio

 

Meals included: breakfast

Breakfast.

 

 

 

BUENOS AIRES CITY TOUR WITH LUNCH SIB basis with bilingual guide (Spanish & English) - Drinks not included

Duration: 4 hrs approx. Hightlights: Recoleta - Palermo - Plaza de Mayo - Puerto Madero - San Telmo - La Boca

This is the perfect tour to discover the charm of Argentina's capital, from the chic districts of Recoleta and Palermo, to historic Plaza de Mayo, and architectural icons such as the Colon opera house, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the palace of Congress. The program finishes in old town San Telmo, home of the city's aristocracy until the late 19th century; Caminito street, in La Boca, the colorful shelter for Italian immigrants by the Riachuelo, and the young thriving restaurant scene at the Puerto Madero waterfront.

*Kindly note that the return after the lunch is not included.

 

 

DINNER AND TANGO SHOW AT ALJIBE TANGO WITH ROUND TRIP TRANSFERS

2 - 2.30 hours duration - Shared Services. Beverages included.

Famous for its amazing nightlife and for being the land of Carlos Gardel, Buenos Aires countless gastronomic and artistic options. Tango portrays the 'Queen of the River Plate' ('Reina del Plata'). We will enjoy an unforgettable night, surrender to the magic of this city that never sleeps and to the charm of this overwhelming and sanguine music —main protagonist of the night— while enjoying the best of its varied gastronomic offer. This typical early 20th century house is an ideal stage for a unique show: 15 artists, one tango orchestras, a folk music group, dancers and singer.

 

 

Overnight in Buenos Aires at Loi Suites Esmeralda Studio

Optional upgrade: Overnight at Argenta Tower Studio

 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Breakfast. Free day to explore Buenos Aires at your own pace.

 

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST:

A DAY AT THE PAMPAS: FULL DAY GAUCHA AT SANTA SUSANA RANCH - (Minimum 02 passengers)

Duration: 8 hs approx. - Shared Services with guide, round trip transfers and beverages included.

Home to the gaucho, the humid pampa is one of the most fertile natural prairies in the world and is famous for its production of beef and cereals. Only a few kilometers away from the City of Buenos Aires, in a natural environment with beautiful landscapes, we will be honored with their typical national asado, empanadas, and excellent Argentinian wines. The wild smell of the countryside will invite us to break away from routine and discover a charming hundred-year-old rural tradition in the midst of the XXI century. Folk songs and dances, equestrian activities, and unbeatable shows of traditional gaucho skills, such as ring races, cuadreras (horse races), entrevero de tropillas (horse games): let’s live the traditional lifestyle of Argentinian ranches through the gaucho, the greatest symbol of these lands.

 

 

Overnight in Buenos Aires at Loi Suites Esmeralda Studio

Optional upgrade: Overnight at Argenta Tower Studio

 

Note:

  • Pick up from hotels
  • Drop off is not back to hotels but in different stops: Puente de la Mujer (Puerto Madero) // Galerías Pacifico Shopping // Av Santa Fe y 9 de Julio // Juncal y Cerrito // Obelisco // Colon Theatre // Irigoyen y Lima.

 

Meals included: breakfast (& lunch when booking the optional full day)

Breakfast.

 

Transfer out from hotel to airport to take your international flight.

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