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Enjoy this unique tour, 26 nights, 4 countries, 11 destinations, 3 wonders of the world… Yes, it`s a very complete program starting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The “cidade maravilhosa” located on the shores of Guanabara Bay, will be waiting for you to offer all the magic of the Carnival in the Sambodromo, the incredible Maracana Stadium, the famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, and two icons that are part of any photo of Rio de Janeiro: The Sugar Loaf and the Corcovado Mount, with the Christ the Redeemer, declared recently as one of the new-seven wonders of the world! Then, we will fly to Iguazu Falls, to enjoy the incredible magic of nature. We will visit both sides of this unique place on earth. The falls, are a UNESCO World Heritage and were declared as one of the new seven wonders of nature! Amazing! Then, we will fly to Buenos Aires, to discover great places like Caminito in La Boca, San Telmo, Recoleta, Puerto Madero, Palermo, Plaza de Mayo and more. Enjoy a dinner tango show, taste the local malbec wine and the argentinian meat! Next destination is El Calafate in Patagonia. This small village is the gate to visit the incredible and unique Perito Moreno Glaciers and other glaciers in Los Glaciares National Park. Navigate the Argentino Lake and walk over the ice of the glacier in the famous “minitrekking”. We cross to Chile to visit one of the highlithts in Patagonia: Torres del Paine National Park. If you`re a trekking lover, it`s your place! Be ready to take hundred of photos of Las Torres and Cuernos del Paine. We fly to Santiago de Chile, the modern and commercial capital city of Chile. We discover the cities of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, and taste the local wine in Colchagua Valley. Our next destination is San Pedro de Atacama, gate to visit incredible places in Atacama Desert: Mars and Moon Valleys, Puritama hot Springs, and the incredible Tatyo Geysers. Then, we fly to Peru. Our first stop is Lima, to discover the colonial city with the Larco Museum and thousend of items from the Inca empire. Amazing! Then, we fly to Cusco, ancient capital city of the Incas, and gate to visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and the incredible citadel of Machu Picchu, UNESCO World Heritage and also 7-wonder of the world.
A very complete tour to enjoy the best of Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru!
Arrive at Rio de Janeiro airport and transfer to your hotel. Rio de Janeiro was founded in 1565 and it´s one of the most incredible cities you can visit in South America. The warmth of its people, the colorful culture, the incredible beaches, and the landscapes, makes Rio a must-see on your trip to South America. After arrival at the hotel, free time to rest. If you are an active person and arrived early, you can choose any of the following activities available. Take a look at the list below
After breakfast, and in the morning, we will start our first visit to the incredible Cidade Maravilhosa, in Portuguese Wonderful City. Tour starts with unique panoramic views of the beaches. One of the first stops is the Metropolitan Cathedral, where we will stop for some good photos and learn a bit more about the history of the city. Then, we will go directly to take the cable car to enjoy the Sugar Loaf, an icon of the city. Be ready with your camera to take unique panoramic landscapes of Guanabara Bay and surrounding beaches. You also can see Niteroi and Santa Cruz Fortress from there, and the local beaches of Botafogo and Flamengo. After enjoying the hill for about 45 minutes, we will continue with our trip. We will cross the Santa Barbara tunnel, to see downtown Rio and then go directly to the Sambodromo, a special place that holds the Carnival, the most important event in Rio every year.
Return to our hotel and free time for lunch. It´s a half-day excursion, so you can choose any of the activities listed below to enjoy the afternoon and evening in Rio de Janeiro.
After breakfast, we will start our second visit to Rio de Janeiro. The main attraction is the incredible Christ the Redeemer Statue, declared recently as one of the new seven wonders of the world. It´s located at the top of the Corcovado mountain, which was named for its shape, due to its narrow summit. The statue of Christ the Redeemer was built in 1926 and was a really big challenge for the engineers. It is the most popular attraction of Corcovado mountain and one of the must-sees in Rio de Janeiro. Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer bring over 300,000 visitors every year. From the peak’s platform, the panoramic view includes downtown Rio, as well as the south area. Be ready to take excellent photos from there
After visiting the statue, we will continue our tour to visit Tijuca Forest. It is a natural boundary that splits the city in two. The park has over 3000 species of plants, and hundreds of bird types, and great biodiversity. Without the park, the city temperature would probably increase around two degrees celsius. In general, the tour includes a visit to Corcovado mountain, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, the Tijuca Forest, the Chinese View, the Taunay`s Waterfalls, and the Visitor Center.
Return to your hotel and free time for lunch. Again, it´s a half-day trip so you can enjoy the beach on your own, or maybe add some of our optional tours and enjoy Rio de Janeiro during the afternoon and also in the evening with some interesting dinners and shows.
After breakfast, free time until your transfer to the airport. If your flight leaves in the afternoon or also in the evening, you can add some interesting optional activities from the list below.
Goodbye Rio de Janeiro!
Arrival to Iguazu (Puerto Iguazu or Foz do Iguaçu, depending your flight). It`s the gate to visit one of the most incredible shows of nature in South America and the world! Yes, Iguazu Falls was recently declared as one of the new 7-wonders of nature and it`s a UNESCO World Heritage. And of course, a must-see when you visit Argentina or Brazil.
After arrival, we will transfer you to the hotel for check in and rest. Free time to enjoy the pool, or walk the city at your own.
After breakfast, we will start one of the best excursions you can do in Argentina. Iguazu Falls is a unique place in the world, with all the magic of nature. The guide will transfer to
to the Parque Nacional Iguazu, located in the argentinian side. The park is amazing, and offers up to 8 kilometers of trails to enjoy the falls, basically in three different circuits called Upper Circuit, Lower Circuit and the Trail to the incredible Devil`s Throat with the Ecological Train of the Jungle. The Devil`s Throat is a set of 80 meters high waterfalls that flow into a narrow gorge, which concentrates the largest flow of the Iguazú Falls, being in turn these waterfalls the largest flow in the world. The show is unique and amazing!
There are many optional activities you can choose. Take a look to some of them below.
After visiting the park, return to the hotel
After breakfast, we will start our visit to the brazilian side of the falls. The park is called Parque Nacional do Iguaçu and the visit is basically a bus ride to enjoy the jungle, and
finally a wonderful panoramic view of the falls, along the 1500 mts trail and the elevator. The landscape is unique, so be ready with your camera to take hundred of unforgettable photos!
It`s a half day tour that can be combined with any of the optional activities like the Parque Das Aves (Bird`s Park), or the visit to Itaipu Dam. And you also can add some adventure activities during your visit. Check optionals below.
After breakfast, free time until transfer to local aiprort to take flight to your next destination.
Welcome to Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina and one of the most important cities in South America. After arriving at the International Airport, called Ministro Pistarini and known by the name of Ezeiza, you will be ready to enjoy the European style in the architecture, history, the unique experience of tango, great gastronomy, and the warmth of the local people called “Porteños”. You will stay 3 nights in this unique city and the first day is free to rest. But, if you`re an active person, interested in make some great activities just after arrival, take a look at our optional tours before continue reading. We have many options to offer for any kind of traveler, check details in the following list:
After breakfast, we will start a 4-hour city tour visiting the best of Buenos Aires. As we told you, Buenos Aires is one of the most european cities in South America, to be honest… the most. And it`s because the european influence in the architecture of the beginnings of the past century, when Argentina was the sixth country in the world…
Our tour includes different areas in the city. We will enjoy La Boca, one of the most famous places, that includes Caminito and Boca Juniors Stadium called “La Bombonera”. Of course, we will visit San Telmo, another traditional place in Buenos Aires. Please note, on sundays the famous San Telmo fair will be opened where you can find many interesting antiques.
Our tour also includes the visit to the traditional Plaza de Mayo, with the Government House called “Casa Rosada”, the Cabildo, the Cathedral, and all the history around this emblematic square. We will see the Obelisk and 9 de Julio Avenue. Then, Colon Theatre, one of the most important opera houses in the world. You can take a guided visit if you want, but it`s important to buy tickets in advance. Check with us about this optional activity with more details.
This tour will allow us to get to know other areas of the city, like neighborhoods of Recoleta, Palermo and Puerto Madero, a renovated dockside area with a rich gastronomy offer, where you can finalize your tour and enjoy a great lunch and taste the local gastronomy.
After this tour, you`re free to enjoy the city at your own. There are many activities to do, like the visit to Colon Theatre with Walking Tour, or the excursion to Tigre Delta.
In the evening, you can enjoy some optional tours, like an amazing Tango Show, or a Buenos Aires by night activity before return to your hotel and rest for our next trip tomorrow. Check our options below.
After breakfast, we will start our tour to the Pampas, to visit one of the traditional estancias or farms. It`s one of the classic visits you can enjoy during your stay in Buenos Aires. usually called “Fiesta Gaucha” and where we will make activities associated with the local traditions, like the typical “Asado Criollo”, an unforgettable horse riding, and the traditional folklore show. After lunch which is included of course, we will enjoy some gaucho demonstration with horses, in activities called Carreras de Sortijas.
Return to the hotel is around 5 pm, and you have some free time for rest, or may be enjoy some of our optional activities available below. We`re ready to help you
Again, evening is free to choose any of our available activitites. Check below
After breakfast, free time until transfer to the local airport to take flight or to pier to take boat to our next destination.
See optional excursions available and details in the list below
Arrive at El Calafate, one of the most important destinations in Patagonia because it`s the gate to visit Perito Moreno and many other glaciers in the area. After check-in, you have free time, but if you`re an active person, you can choose any of the available options that can be added to your arrival day. Check options below
After breakfast, we will start our visit to one of the highlights of Patagonia: the incredible Perito Moreno Glacier.
El Calafate is located 80 km from Perito Moreno Glacier, along a 50 km paved road. The last 30 are within Los Glaciares National Park.
During the first 40 km you travel through the Patagonian steppe which is very typical in the area, but once you enter the National Park there is a real change in the vegetation, now formed by ñires (nothofagus antartica), guindos (nothofagus betuloides) and lengas (nothofagus pumilio); also some isolated canelos (drimys winteri) and many-colored flowers, among them the intense red-colored notro (embothrium coccineum), the typical flower of the Andean Patagonian forest.
Once at the Glacier, the visitor is overwhelmed by the impressive spectacle and can appreciate the many unforgettable vistas of the glacier from the walk paths. You will have free time to enjoy this show. You can see enormous blocks of ice falling into the lake with a thunderous crash. It`s an amazing show of nature. There is a restaurant, a snack bar, restrooms and a pay campsite within the Moreno Glacier area.
You can choose some good options that can be added to the visit, like the mini trekking to walk over the ice of the glacier or the Nautical Safari which is navigation to see the glacier from the lake. Take a look at this option below
This is a full-day excursion. Return to the hotel is late in the afternoon.
After breakfast, we keep this day free, so you can choose one of the full day boat navigations available, to visit different glaciers in Los Glaciares National Park. Take a look at the different options available below
After breakfast, you have some free time until transfer to airport or bus station to continue your trip. If you leaves in the afternoon, you can choose an interesting optional activity from our list below.
Good bye El Calafate!
Arrival to Puerto Natales bus station or Punta Arenas Airport and transfer to your hotel in Puerto Natales. The city is located at the opening of Ultima Esperanza Sound, and from here you will visit amazing places sush as Torres del Paine National Park or Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers. After check in, free time to enjoy walking the city, or just rest to be ready for the next day.
After breafkst, we will start one of the best excursions you can do in Patagonia. Yes, it`s the visit to Torres del Paine National Park. So, after picking up all the passengers from
their accommodations, the tour starts around 8:00 am ready to take the first pictures. Our first destination is Milodon’s Cave, the place where in 1895were found remains of a prehistoric animal, and nowadays there is a replica of that mammal together with detailed information of the glaciological process of how the cave was formed.
After this, we will go to Cerro Castillo to have a short break and enjoy snack services, coffee shops and souvenir stores.
From that point, we will go to Torres del Paine Park where the first natural sceneries we will see are: Sarmiento Lake Lookout, Paine’s towers, Paine’s horns and Almirante Nieto Hill. Regarding fauna, the most predominant animals you will see are guanacos, lesser rhea and condors, considering that in the park also live foxes, hares, rufous-collared sparrow and the lion of America: the mountain cat.
Inside the park we will know the turquoise lakes such as Pehoé and Nordenskjold, waterfalls and mountains covered in ice. A walk of 15 minutes is necessary to get close to Salto Grande waterfall.
After lunch, the visit continues with a walk along the shore of the Grey Lake from where you can see small icebergs and at the back the great Grey glacier. Depending on the needs, the return can be on the same route or else using the new road and leave you at you accommodation place. Free time and overnight
After breakfast, we keep the day free, so you can choose any of the optional activities you can find in the list below.
After breakfast, fee time to enjoy Puerto Natales until your transfer to the bus station or Punta Arenas Airport to continue with your itinerary.
Arrival to Santiago Merino Airport, in Santiago de Chile. The Chilean capital has become a good choice for international business travelers, developing a reputation as a calm and clean city with a good quality of life. It`s one of the most important and populated cities in South America. Most government activities take place in Santiago’s downtown area, which is home to La Moneda (the presidential palace), Plaza de Armas, and the Judicial and Executive Branches. There are also many museums and shopping malls.
Districts such as Providencia, Bellavista, Las Condes, and Vitacura offer a dazzling array of businesses, shops, and restaurants as well as a bustling nightlife.
Santiago is also located near many attractions such as the beach house of poet Pablo Neruda, Isla Negra, ski resorts located around 60 km from the city, spots in the Andean foothills like Cajón del Maipo, the port of Valparaíso, which is about an hour from Santiago, and Viña del Mar and other summer resorts on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. Options for enjoying the mountains and sea are always right at your fingertips in Santiago.
After arrival, transfer to your hotel and check in. Free time for to rest, or may be if you`re interested, you can book any of the optional activities below
After breakfast, in the morning, our guide will be waiting for us for our first visit. We will enjoy a city tour to discover one of the most modern capitals of South America.
Santiago is a cosmopolitan and vibrant capital that perfectly combines tradition and modernity. The tour will allow you to know the origins of the city and emblematic places like the Cathedral, the Post Office, the Plaza de Armas, and the famous Palacio de la Moneda, the house of the Chilean government. You will discover the traditional neighborhoods of the historic center. We visit Santa Lucía hill, called Huelén by the natives, a real urban oasis in the heart of the center. Learn more about the history of Chile and enjoy privileged views of the capital and the mountains surrounding the city. The second part of the tour will take you to the east, to see the financial area of Santiago, and watch modern buildings. Duration is around 4 hours. Return to the hotel and free time.
Please note, there are many optional activities available for the afternoon. Check options below
After breakfast, our guide will be waiting for you to start our visit to Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, in the direction to Chile`s coast. We drive through the country’s main wine- producing areas, so we can admire the vineyard-covered landscapes along the way which is fascinating. We will stop to take some great photos of this important area. Again in the route we will continue to the coastal road known as the Camino de la Pólvora, arriving at Valparaíso, considered the cultural capital of Chile and full of colors and unique views of the pier and the city over the hill. We will visit the Muelle Prat, a historic dock filled with dozens of colorful boats. From Plaza Sotomayor, the main gateway to Valparaíso from the sea, you’ll immerse yourself in the old quarter, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Place.
We will visit the House-Museum of Pablo Neruda, called as La Sebastiana. You’ll then reach Paseo 21 de Mayo, a natural viewpoint at the bottom of the Artillería Hill, where you’ll be able to take in a panoramic view of Valparaíso’s view from the blue sea to the city and the surrounding mountains.
Our next step is the visit to the city of Viña del Mar, whose name in Spanish means “Vineyard of the Sea”. The coastal town is also often called the Garden City, and you’ll soon see why when you visit sights such as the iconic Flower Clock on the side of Castle Hill. Free time for lunch and then, some free time to enjoy the beach, after return to your hotel in Santiago de Chile.
After breakfast, free time to enjoy the city until your transfer to the airport. If you leave the city in the afternoon or evening, you can choose any of our optional activities you can see below.
Arrival to Calama Airport or San Pedro bus station and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. During the way you will see amazing colorful landscapes, passing through the Cordillera de la Sal (Salt Chain). Arrival to San Pedro and transfer to your hotel for check in. Free time. But, if you arrived early, you can choose from any of the following options which are great to start visiting the incredible north of Chile.
After breakfast and early in the morning, we will start one of the most amazing excursions in the area, to enjoy unique landscapes. We leave for the Highland Miñique and Miscanti Lagoons. We will go along the road to Toconao making a brief stop to visit the main plaza and church of this small village. Thenk, we will do a a short visit to the farming village of Socaire to see some agricultural practices. After that, we will continue our tour to ascend the Andes Chain to reach the Miscanti and Meñiques Lagoons with an incredible and unique deep blue color and white shores. Be ready with your camera to take hundred of photos. This place is unique. These lagoons are located in the Los Flamencos National Reserve. Some free time for lunch in Socaire.
After lunch, we will continiue our tour, to arrive to the Atacama Salt Flat located in the Los Flamencos National Reserve. This is the largest salt deposit in Chile, and one of the most importants in South America. It was formed into a depression with no water outlet. In Chaxa Lagoon, we have an abundance of bird species, especially the well known flamingos which are a real attraction. After many additional photos and some free time to enjoy the landscape, we return to San Pedro de Atacama to rest and go to bed early. Next day is one of the largest, starting very early in the morning.
Free time and overnight in San Pedro.
Wake up eary in the morning, for a quick breakfast and be ready around 4 am to start an incredible unique experience in the chilean north. It`s the visit to Tatyo Geysers. We have aproximetely 3 hours to arrive to the area, so arrival to the geysers would be around 7 am in the morning. We arrange a picnic breakfast there. Our guide will lead our trip to discover this geothermal field and see the incredible tatyo geysers and pools of boiling water and mud. We will have free time there to enjoy this unique place on earth.
On the way back we make a stop to visit the small shelters village of Machuca, the attractive of this place are some interesting local meals, like the home made empanadas, sopaipillas, skewers, coffee, tea or coca tea. Then, we will go to the Puritama Hot Springs. Once there, we can enjoy these warms waters that emanate from beneath the rocks and surrounding vegetation. Free time to enjoy the hot springs until return to our hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.
After breakfast, free time to enjoy San Pedro until your transfer to Calama Airport or San Pedro bus station. If you have some free time in the day, because you leave in the afternoon or evening, you can add any of our optional activities you can find below.
Good bye Atacama!
Welcome to Lima, welcome to Peru! After arrival to international airport, tranfser to your hotel. You have free time to enjoy the city at your own, or take any of the optional activities available. Check our list below.
After breakfast, we will start the visit to the modern and colonial part of Lima, called the city of the Kings. We will start with the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, where you will make a panoramic visit of the impressive Huaca Huallamarca. Then, we will go directly to the Historical Center, to visit the Convent of Santo Domingo, declared UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity and where the remains of our patron saints San Martín de Porres and Santa Rosa de Lima lie. Then, we will go to visit the Plaza Mayor, which is surrounded by the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, the Municipality and the Cathedral. Finally, we will make a stop for a small tasting of the typical Pisco Sour! After the tour, we will visit the Larco Museum, which houses the unsurpassed private collection of Treasures of Ancient Peru. This collection inspires the visitors, to discover and understand more than 5000 years of history of Ancient Peru through more than 45,000 pieces! Amazing isn`t it?
Then, return to the hotel and free time. You can add any of the optional activities available below.
After breakfast, free time until transfer to the airport. Please take a look at our options below, if you have time enough, you can add some of these activities to your visit today.
After arrival, check in in your hotel in Cusco. If you arrived in the morning, some free time to rest. Then, we will start a half day visit to the incredible city of Cusco. We will enjoy some incredible places in this ancient city: Korikancha Temple, the local Cathedral, Sacsayhuamán, Kenko and Puca-Pucará ruins.
It`s a visit to the imperial city, a living example of the mix of Andean and Spanish culture in the Americas. The tour begins at the Koricancha Temple, the ancient Inca palace and main center for the worship of the Sun God. Be ready to take some great photos of this incredible place. Then, you will visit the Plaza de Armas, where you will visit the Cathedral. Make a stop at the Mirador San Cristóbal, from where you will enjoy a beautiful view of the city. Continue ascending to the Sacsayhuaman Fortress, an imposing example of Inca military architecture that dominates the city. Then, you will visit the archaeological sites of Kenko, enjoy the panoramic view of the Puca-Pucara archaeological complex. Finally, you will visit the Inka’s Expression art workshop, which presents artists working in silver, paint and wood; ideal visit to understand Andean art.
Return to the hotel and free time to rest. Overnight.
After breakfast, we will start our second day of visits in the area. We will start visiting Chinchero, a small and picturesque town that houses an important Inca archaeological center built at the end of the 15th century, as well as a beautiful and traditional church. Free time to enjoy this unique place. Then, on the way to Ollantaytambo, we will stop at the Racchi viewpoint, where you will have some of the best views of the Sacred Valley. Amazing! Free time for lunch. You can taste some typical dishes of the Sacred Valley and taste a pisco!. Continue to Ollantaytambo, one of the most representative architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire and one of the few places where the Spanish conquerors lost an important battle. Well known for its platforms, Ollantaytambo was a very effective fortress that also served as a temple. Finally, continue to the town of Ollantaytambo, known as “the only living Inca city”; It is the best existing example of Inca urban planning, with stone streets that have been inhabited since the 12th century.
Overnight is in the Sacred Valley today.
After breakfast, we will start one of the most incredible visits you can do in Peru and South America. We will visit Machu Picchu
Early in the morning and after breakfast, we will transfer you to the train station. Be ready today, to visit one of the world’s most famous landmarks: the citadel of Machu Picchu. The excursion begins on board the train to approximate to the area of Aguas Calientes. Upon your arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will begin your ascent to Machu Picchu, where, surely, you will live one of the most unforgettable experiences you can have in South America. Once there, you can walk through every corner of one of the Seven Wonders of the world, accompanied by an expert guide, and enjoy free time to explore the area. At the appropriate time, you will descend to the town of Aguas Calientes and later board the return train to Cusco, via the Ollantaytambo station. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel and overnight
After breakfast, free time until transfer to bus station or airport.
Good bye Cusco!
SALVADOR DE BAHIA EXTENSION TOUR
Add a 3-night program to enjoy Salvador de Bahia, the first colonial city in Brazil and one of the most colorful places you can visit
DAY 1 – Arrival to Salvador de Bahia!
DAY 2 – Enjoy a city tour visiting Salvador and the Pelourinho
DAY 3 – Choose from many activities available
DAY 4 – Good bye Bahia!
It`s just a suggested program, we can add or delete nights and customize the program for you!
PUNO & TITICACA LAKE EXTENSION
Add this incredible 2-night extension program to your trip and visit Puno and Titicaca Lake!
DAY 1 – Arrival to Puno visiting Andahuaylillas, Racchi and Puca Pucara
DAY 2 – Visit to Uros and Taquile Islands in Titicaca Lake
DAY 3 – Good bye Puno!