South America: Brazil, Argentina, Peru
Tour price: $ 4,990.00
The Sugar Loaf Mountain, Statue of The Christ of Redeemer in Cordova,
Iguazu Falls, Pope Francis Tour in Buenos Aires,
Tigre Delta Boat Ride, Lima, Colonial Cuzco, the Inca sites in
the Sacred Valley and the legendary Lost City of Machu Picchu.
Day 1, Flight from USA to Rio
Fly from San Francisco to Rio de Janeiro.
Days 2, Welcome to Rio, Urca and Sugar Loaf
Welcome to Rio de Janeiro. You will be met by our guide and begin touring. Continue to neighborhood of Urca and the Sugar Loaf Mountain. Take the a cable car to Urca Hill, for a 215 meters beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niteró Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. Take another cable car to 395 meters to enjoy the views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and beaches. Return to hotel. Dinner and overnight in Rio
Days 3, Rio (Corcovado)
After breakfast, join the tour visiting the Corcovado that features the 120-foot statue of The Christ of Redeemer atop of the Corcovado (hunchback) mountain. Drive through the Laranjeiras residential district and quaint Cosme Velho, and then take the cogwheel train for a 15 minutes ride up the mountain to the statue’s base. Once there, at an elevation of 2,400 feet, you will marvel at the construction sculpture features and outstretched arms spreading above the spectacular panorama of Rio de Janeiro fanning out in 360 degree. Continue with a visit the Historical area of Rio de Janeiro including the Metropolitan Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in Rio.
Days 4, Rio, Iguazu Falls
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguassu Falls. Located on the border of Argentina and Brazil, both sides are a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered one of the most mesmerizing wonders of the continent. Enter the Iguazu National Park visitor center and admire the spectacular Falls, which form a 2700m wide semi-circle, with water falling 72m. Dinner and overnight in Iguassu.
Days 5, Iguazu Falls
After breakfast, visit the park`s exhibition of the local eco-system. Continue down the Cataratas Highway through the rain forest of the park to the falls. Descending a walkway, enjoy the panoramic views of both side of the falls, Brazil and Argentina, and have a bird`s eye view over the falls from the lookout. Dinner and overnight in Iguassu.
Days 6, Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires, Pope Francis Tour
After breakfast, transfer to airport for a flight to Buenos. Arrival to Buenos Aires, transfer to your hotel. Afternoon join the Pope Francis tour of Buenos Aires. See where the pope, aka Jorge Bergoglio, grew up and was educated. Start your tour at the place where he lived with his parents and siblings during his first years of life. Visit formative educational institutions, such as the College of Our Lady of Mercy and Universidad Del Salvador, a Jesuit university. See where the pope took his sacraments and received his religious vocation, including Basilica of San José de Flores, where he devoted his life to God when he was just 17 years old. In addition to educational and religious sites, visit the San Lorenzo de Almagro Athletic Club, where you’ll learn about the pope’s love of football (soccer). Continue to the San Ignacio de Loyola Church and then to the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral, which overlooks Plaza de Mayo. In the evening join optional Senor Tango and Dinner show. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Days 7, Buenos Aires, Tigre Delta Boat Ride, Lima
After breakfast, join Tigre Delta boat ride. We will embark to a comfortable boat along the fascinating freshwater canals and numerous green islands. We will see houses raised over the water, colonial mansions and an incomparable sub-tropical wonderland. Late afternoon transfer to airport for a flight to Lima, Peru. Arrival to Lima and transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Days 8, Lima
After breakfast, join a city tour of Lima, the oldest capital in South America, with a superb combination of Spanish Colonial and 19th century European architecture. Visit the Main Square of Lima, passing by the Lima Cathedral, the Government Palace, Municipal Palace and the Church of Santo Domingo where the remains of the most important saints of Lima Santa Rosa and San Martin de Porres are found. Visit Santa Rosa de Lima’s church that was Rosa’s monastery and her residence, San Martin de Porres´ house, which is now an asylum, and the famous Nazarene Church’s “Señor de los Milagros”. We will visit the modern Miraflores and San Isidro districts, ending the tour at the Love Park, located in front of the ocean, which shows a spectacular sight of Lima’s Bay Dinner and overnight in Lima
Days 9, Lima, Cuzco
After breakfast, transfer to airport and take 9:00 AM flight which arrives to Cuzco at 10:10 AM. Transfer to your hotel. Afternoon, join the city tour of Cusco, the old capital of the Inca Empire. You will start your tour with a visit to the Coricancha, also known as the “Temple of the Sun” the construction of which was ordered by famous Inca Emperor Pachacutec (1438-1471). Temple was used as base for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent upon the arrival of the Spaniards. Continue to the Cuzco Cathedral, the most important building on the Main Square. See nearby ruins and the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, spectacularly set above the city. Dinner and overnight in Cuzco.
Days 10, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
Early breakfast and drive to the Sacred Valley of Incas. We will visit the historical town of Pisac with its colorful market. After lunch we will go to one of the most interesting Inca sites of Peru, the Ollantaytambo citadel. A picturesque Andean town which will maintains the urban planning of the Incas and is crowned by an impressive fortress with ascending terraces over the steep side of the mountain that holds it. After the visit, we will go to Ollanta station to take a train to Aguas Calientes which is the gateway city to Machu Picchu. Dinner and overnight in Machu Picchu.
Days 11, Machu Picchu, Cuzco
After breakfast, we will visit, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The legendary Lost City of Machu Picchu, the most famous archaeological site in all of South America, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Your first view of the ruins really does take your breath away. Enjoy exploring the ancient citadel, its corridors, ceremonial centers, and terraces with its tremendous view across the Urubamba River valley. After lunch, we will return to the Aguas Calientes train station to board our train back to the Ollantaytambo. Transfer to Cuzco for dinner and overnight.
Days 12, Cuzco, Lima, USA
Take early breakfast and transfer to the airport to take the flight from Cuzco to Lima, then Lima to Sand Francisco.
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Tour price includes:
- International Round Trip airfare
- Four inter South American flights,
- Daily breakfast and dinner,
- All entrance fees, train ride,
- Cable ride and boat tickets included.
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