Grand Tour Of South America

Day 1 - Arrive in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Welcome to South America's capital of glamour"Rio de Janeiro! Your Local Host will be available with suggested activities during your free time. Tonight, you may opt to join an outing to a fun churrascaria for a feast of barbecued meats marinated and roasted over charcoal in true Brazilian style, followed by a Samba show, where the sheer vitality of this country explodes in a colorful extravaganza.
Day 2 - Rio de Janeiro. Today, a private tour takes you to the Cosme Velho district, where you board a cog-wheel train that will take you through the lush tropical vegetation of Tijuca Forest to the top of CORCOVADO Mountain. This rounded peak rising 2,300 feet from the bay below is one of the new Seven Modern Wonders of the World and home to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree panorama, which affords sweeping views of the city and beaches below. The afternoon and evening are at leisure. Tonight you may opt to join an outing to a fun churrascaria for a feast of barbecued meats that are marinated and roasted over charcoal in true Brazilian style, followed by a Samba show, where the sheer vitality of this country explodes in a colorful extravaganza. (B)
Day 3 - Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy a full day at leisure. Your Local Host will suggest an optional Jeep tour to the rainforest in the middle of the city, Tijuca National Park and its bird sanctuary. This afternoon you may elect to discover historic Petropolis, a mountain resort and site of the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II, or take an optional excursion to visit the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain. (B)
Day 4 - Rio - Iguassu Falls. Fly to IGUASSU FALLS. This masterpiece of nature encompasses 275 separate falls and spans almost two miles. This afternoon's private tour is dedicated to enjoying the spectacle of this 2-mile-wide torrential downpour from the Brazilian side. (B)
Day 5 - Iguassu Falls. This morning, take the ECOLOGICAL JUNGLE TRAIN and tour the Argentine side of IGUASSU FALLS with numerous walkways that wind under the crashing water. (B)
Day 6 - Iguassu Falls - Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fly to Buenos Aires, proud capital of the vast country that occupies most of the southern part of the continent. After arriving at your central hotel you will have time to become acquainted with the "Paris of South America" and its wide boulevards and outdoor cafes. Enjoy an evening at leisure. (B)
Day 7 - Buenos Aires. A private sightseeing TOUR this morning starts in the colorful La Boca district, site of the city's first port. Take a short walking tour of this unique neighborhood, then on to San Telmo, famous for its late-colonial buildings and a popular gathering spot for artists. At the Plaza de Mayo, see Casa Rosada (the President's Pink House) and the Metropolitan Cathedral, which houses San Martin's Mausoleum. Drive past the ornate Colon Opera House before reaching the CEMETERY of the Recoleta, burial site of Eva Peron. This evening, perhaps savor the city's atmosphere on an optional dinner at a local restaurant, followed by a performance of Latin America's most sensuous dance"the Tango! (B)
Day 8 - Buenos Aires. Today is at leisure. Your Local Host will suggest an optional excursion to the Pampas. Experience Argentine country life as you visit an estancia (ranch). Get acquainted with the lifestyle of the gauchos and enjoy a barbecue lunch and the warm hospitality of your hosts before returning to the city. (B)
Day 9 - Buenos Aires - Lima, Peru. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima, where you will be met by your Local Host. (B)
Day 10 - Lima. Your included city TOUR focuses on Lima's rich colonial history as well as the modern city. Lima was the bastion of Spanish South America from its founding in 1535 until the independence of the South American republics in the early 19th century. See the Cathedral, where the remains of Francisco Pizarro are sealed in a wooden coffin and with its eerie burial crypts. (B)
Day 11 - Lima - Cusco. Fly to Cusco high in the Andes. Your guided TOUR visits the Santo Domingo MONASTERY, previously the Koricancha Temple, one of the most important temples devoted to worship of the sun. It is said it was covered in gold leaf and filled with golden representations of nature. In the Plaza de Armas, see the Cathedral before taking a short drive outside the city to the ruins of SACSAYHUAMAN with its intricate stone walls, amphitheatre of KENKO, and the Red Fortress of PUCA PUCARA. (B)
Day 12 - Cusco - Sacred Valley. Today, a short drive into the Sacred Valley of the Incas brings you to AWANAKANCHA, where you will learn about the importance of the alpaca (llama) for Inca cultures as well as the ancient weaving techniques. Continue, to the market town of PISAC. Handmade rugs, alpaca sweaters, and jewelry can be bought here at bargain prices. At the other end of the valley is OLLANTAYTAMBO. Here, some of the finest examples of Inca masonry can be seen. (B,L)
Day 13 - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu. Board a TRAIN bound for MACHU PICCHU and cut a path through the Sacred Valley to this "Lost City of the Incas," discovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. On a guided TOUR, explore this intact fortress with its temple remains, holy houses, and mile-long aqueduct. For hikers, a brisk one-hour walk leads to the Sun Gate, the ancient entrance used by the Incas. (B,L,D)
Day 14 - Machu Picchu - Cusco. A morning at leisure in Machu Picchu allows you to wake up early to see the sunrise over MACHU PICCHU. Return to Cusco, where your Local Host will recommend options for your free time. Perhaps visit the Inca Museum or wander through the artisan district of San Blas. (B)
Day 15 - Cusco - Lima. Fly to Lima, where the remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)
Day 16 - Lima. Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (B)

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  Tour Name   Grand Tour Of South America
  Tour Code  
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  Tour Duration    16 Days
  Start City:   Rio de Janeiro
  End City:   Lima
  Price From   USD $3,289.00   See in Cart
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2016-11-28 USD $3,479.00 See in Cart
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    NOTE:
    • Due to the Carnival holiday, departures with overnights falling in Rio de Janeiro from February 5-10, 2016 and February 24-28, 2017 are on request only and will have a supplemental cost, if available. Due to the Olympics and Paralympics, departures falling in Rio de Janeiro from August 5-21, 2016 and September 7-18, 2016 are on request only and will have a supplemental cost, if available.

    2017 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2016.
 

Features

  • City Highlights
  • Sightseeing with a Local Guide, inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE
  • Guides
  • In Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, Lima, Cusco & Machu Picchu
  • Key Differences
  • This vacation package to South America includes Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, & Machu Picchu. You can further personalize your journey by adding one of the 17 pre- or post-vacation add-on packages, such as Peru's Amazon or a cruise to the Galapagos Islands.
  • Launch Date
  • 07/14/15 8:00pm
  • Location Summary
  • MO_Always_Included_South_America
  • Meals
    • Buffet breakfast daily
    • 2 lunches
    • 1 three-course dinner
  • Title
  • Grand Tour of South America
  • Transportation
  • As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary and private airport transfers to/from intra-vacation flights; intra-vacation flights not included
 
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