Tours & Packages in South America, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Lima, Iguazu Falls, Lake Titicaca, Rio De Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Cusco, Machupicchu & Puno

18 Day Brazil, Argentina & Peru Tour including flights!

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Explore the iconic destinations in Brazil, Argentina and Peru on this amazing adventure. Book by 26 Sep 2019 and save up to $1500 per person.

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DURATION
17 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodation
  • Selected drinks
  • Selected meals
  • Selected entry fees
  • Flights
  • Selected transfers

About this holiday

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Rio de Janeiro
  • Ascend to the summit of Corcovado Mountain to see the spectacular views of Rio
  • Stand in awe at majestic and awe-inspiring Iguassu Falls
  • Admire the elegant architecture in Buenos Aires, the "Paris of South America"
  • At Recoleta Cemetery, see the final resting place of Eva "Evita" Peron
  • Tango lesson with professional Argentine tango dancers
  • Tour of Colonial Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Discover Cuzco, ancient capital of the Inca Empire
  • Discover the astonishing ancient citadel of Machu Picchu via the PeruRail Vistadome Train
  • Drive through the Andean Plains to pristine Lake Titicaca
  • Excursion by boat to the fascinating Uros Floating Islands

Inclusions

Your package includes:

  • Flights Sydney-Rio de Janeiro, Lima-Sydney (other departure cities available on request. Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 for details)
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu, Iguazu-Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Lima, Lima-Cuzco & Juliaca-Lima
  • 17 nights First Class accommodation
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 23 meals: 17 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour managers throughout
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Accommodation

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Windsor Leme Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Please note your accommodation may change based on your departure day. The following is based on a Monday departure.

  • Windsor Leme, Rio de Janeiro (4-star)

This first class hotel has lovely views of Leme Beach.

Guest Rooms: Guest rooms are decorated with stylish decor accents and contemporary wood furnishings. All guest rooms are fitted with amenities for a pleasant stay.

Location: The hotel is situated along Avenida Atlantica and is nearby Leme Beach. It is approximately a 20 minute drive away from downtown Rio and Corcovado is about a thirty minute drive away. There is a bus stop in front of the hotel.

Restaurants: Bistrot du Leme offers a variety of French style dishes, and La Fourchette restaurant serves scrumptious breakfast fare. Beverages are available in the hotel's Lobby Bar.

  • Amerian Portal del Iguazu, Iguazu (4-star)

This first class hotel overlooks the convergence of the Iguazu and Parana Rivers and is located just over 300 feet from "The Three Borders" where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet.

Guest Rooms: Guest rooms have contemporary, elegant style with dark wood furnishings and warm colors. They are spacious and equipped with all the standard modern amenities. Connecting rooms are available upon request.

Location: The hotel is positioned just over 300 feet from the site of Three Borders where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet. It overlooks the convergence of the Parana and Iguazu Rivers. The famous Falls are less than 10 miles from the hotel.

Restaurants: The hotel has two bars, the elegant La Mision Restaurant and the outdoor De los Rios Grill. La Mision serves International and regional fare. The Grill features barbequed and grilled dishes and has a spectacular view overlooking the water.

  • Panamericano Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires (5-star)

This deluxe hotel is located in central downtown Buenos Aires, nearby the historic Obelisk.

Guest Rooms: Elegant, comfortable and spacious rooms are fitted with stylish furnishings and decorations. Enjoy the hotel's pool and Nivel 23 Club and Spa. Club offers fitness center, massage treatments and beauty salon.

Location: Ideal location nearby Teatro Colon Opera House and Obelisk. Center of city's financial and commercial districts with easy walks to boutique shopping, theatre, restaurants, galleries, museums and historic attractions.

Restaurants: Tomo 1 Restaurant features delectable fare and a wide selection of wines. La Luciernaga serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and specializes in International cuisine. Cocktails are available at the hotel's pub.

  • Novotel Lima, Lima (4-star)

This first class hotel is situated in the San Isidro district of Lima.

Guest Rooms: The comfortable accommodations feature modern furnishings and decor accents. All rooms are equipped with a minibar, an in-room safe and a range of other amenities that will ensure a pleasant stay.

Location: The hotel is situated in the San Isidro district of Lima. Olivar Park is within a half mile of the hotel. The Miraflores District of Lima and the Huaca Pucllana pyramid are about a ten minute ride away.

Restaurants: The menu of the hotel's Restaurante 365 features a variety of scrumptious international dishes. Beverages and snacks are available at the hotel's bar.

  • Palacio Del Inka A Luxury Collection Hotel, Cuzco (5-star)

This deluxe hotel is located in the city centre near to many historic monuments and cultural attractions.

Guest Rooms: The exquisitely appointed guest rooms offer all the amenities you may need, including WiFi internet access and a minibar. Moreover, the multilingual staff is available 24 hours a day to provide room service and respond to your requests. Enjoy the unique courtyard architecture of this hotel with many beautiful open spaces.

Location: The hotel is located within the historical center in front of the Temple of the Sun or Koricancha. The main square is three blocks away where you can appreciate the majestic cathedral of Cuzco.

Restaurants: Inty Raymi Restaurant is where guests can enjoy a unique buffet breakfast from 04:30 AM. to 10:00 AM. Innovative international cuisine that incorporates original Peruvian exquisite ingredients is served for lunch and dinner. Rumi Bar is where guests can enjoy the hotel's famous “Pisco Sour” or the cocktail of their choice in a special atmosphere in which an impressive, original Inca wall stands out.

  • Sonesta Posada Del Inca Puno, Puno (3.5-star)

This superior tourist class hotel is located on the shores of Lake Titicaca, near to Puno city and local attractions.

Guest Rooms: The guest rooms are spacious and offer a variety of standard amenities. Enjoy the beautiful views of the world highest navigable lake at 12,500 feet above sea level.

Location: Hotel overlooks famous Lake Titicaca. Hotel has own Private Pier for easy access for excursions to local Uros, Taquile, and Amantani Islands. Hotel is in area surrounding Puno city, near to Puno Train Station, and 3 miles to central Puno Plaza.

Restaurants: Hotel Inkafe Restaurant is situated to provide spectacular landscape views of Lake Titicaca and mountains. Inventive Peruvian and International cuisine is served. Enjoy a refreshment at the Hotel Bar.

    Travel dates

    *Book by 26 Sep 2019 and save up to $1500 per person!

    The below pricing is based on the 11 April 2020 departure:

    Twin share - from $6699 per person*

    Departure dates:

    • Feb 2020 - 13, 27
    • Apr 2020 - 02, 11, 16, 23
    • May 2020 - 07, 14, 21, 28
    • Jun 2020 - 04, 18, 25,
    • Jul 2020 - 16, 30
    • Aug 2020 - 13, 27
    • Sep 2020 - 10, 17, 24
    • Oct 2020 - 01, 22, 29
    • Nov 2020 - 05, 19, 26
    • Dec 2020 - 17

    Freecall our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book your seats or enquire about solo traveller rates.

    Itinerary

    Please note that your itinerary may change slightly depending on your departure day. The following is based on a Monday departure.

    DAY 1 - Monday - Depart for Brazil
    Depart for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; arrival and transfer to your hotel
    Overnight: Rio de Janeiro

    DAY 2 - Tuesday - Full Day in Rio de Janeiro
    Enjoy today at leisure to explore Rio de Janeiro on your own. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the exciting adventure that awaits you in South America, followed by a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers at a typical Brazilian 'Churrascaria'
    Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 3 - Wednesday - Rio de Janeiro, Tour of Corcovado Mountain
    Begin the day with an ascent by a scenic cog railway to the summit of Corcovado Hill. Here, at 2,400 feet above the city stands the 125 foot tall statue of Christ the Redeemer. The Christ statue that embraces the entire city is designated as one of the seven "New Wonders of the World". See the thrilling 360 degree sweeping view of the city and understand why Rio is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Afterwards, continue along Rio's famous beaches, including Copacabana and Ipanema before returning to your hotel
    Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
    Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 4 - Thursday - Rio de Janeiro
    Today is at leisure to discover all of the delights of Rio on your own. Watch the volleyball and soccer matches on the beach, shop for local crafts, and linger at a waterfront café to just "people-watch". Join the optional not-to-be-missed glass cable car ride that takes you to the top of iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, symbol of the city, where you'll see the stunning panorama of the beaches, Corcovado Mountain, downtown Rio and Guanabara Bay. In the afternoon join the optional Carnival and Samba Experience. Visit one of the top Samba schools in the city and learn what made the Samba & Carnival icons of Brazilian national identity. On your last night in Rio at leisure, be sure to sample the cuisine at some of the fabulous restaurants and cafes ringing the beachfront
    Optional: Half Day Sugar Loaf Mountain (AM)
    Optional: Half Day Carnival and Samba Experience (PM)
    Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
    Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 5, Friday - Fly to Iguassu, Brazilian Falls
    Depart Rio this morning on a flight to Iguassu Falls. Upon arrival, walk along the winding pathways on the Brazilian side of the majestic and awe-inspiring Falls, one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Iguassu consists of over 275 separate cataracts across a span of two and one-half miles, wider than Victoria Falls and higher than Niagara Falls and more dramatic than both. Stand in awe at the unforgettable panoramic views before crossing the border to Iguazu, the Argentinean side of the Falls, for overnight. After a day filled with unforgettable memories, return to the hotel and enjoy a typical Argentine dinner
    Overnight: Iguazu
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 6, Saturday - Iguazu, the Argentinean Falls
    Your adventure continues this morning on the Argentinean side of the Falls. A rail car takes you to the top of the Falls on the Upper Circuit,* and you will walk to the Lower Circuit where the power of nature surrounds you. Continue along the catwalks to Devil's Gorge - stand in amazement as you gaze at spectacular "Devil's Throat" the most magnificent of all of the cataracts. View, photograph and feel the spray of the thundering waters, one of nature's most impressive achievements and a unique experience for your senses. Spend the rest of the day exploring the natural treasures of Iguazu National Park, designated a World Heritage Site for its rare and endangered flora and fauna
    *Be advised that in order to access the falls, you are required to walk over uneven surfaces, followed by a series of narrow boardwalk paths. The paths feature many sets of stairs and can be slippery due to the mist
    Overnight: Iguazu
    Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 7, Sunday - Fly to Buenos Aires
    This afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Arrive in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Its beauty is apparent with its elegant architecture, wide tree-shaded boulevards, striking monuments and sprawling parks. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to get acquainted with the "Paris of South America" and its distinct European flavor. As you will have your night at leisure feel free to treat yourself to an Argentine beef dinner at one of the city's many superb steak restaurants
    Overnight: Buenos Aires
    Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 8, Monday - Buenos Aires City Tour
    Discover the city's highlights this morning on a tour that includes the Plaza de Mayo, Metropolitan Cathedral and Casa Rosada (government palace); see the balcony where Eva and Juan Peron made their speeches. Then, to the colorful La Boca neighborhood, a working class barrio, and the old quarters of San Telmo and Caminito, a mix of colonial style homes, narrow lanes, artists' lofts and very trendy cafes. Drive to the Recoleta Cemetery, final resting place of many of the wealthiest and most important Argentine historical figures. The grounds here cover more than four city blocks, filled with tombs adorned by works of local and international sculptors, and more than 6,400 mausoleums including the tomb of Eva "Evita" Peron, always heaped with flowers and letters from adoring fans. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring some of Buenos Aires neighborhoods and fabulous collection of shops before this evening's tango lesson with professional Argentine Tango dancers. Tonight is at leisure or, participate in the optional Argentine Dinner and Tango Show
    Optional: Buenos Aires Dinner & Tango Show (PM)
    Overnight: Buenos Aires
    Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 9, Tuesday - Full Day in Buenos Aires
    Today is at leisure to revisit some of your favorite places in the city. Shop for leatherwear and designer clothes, or, join the optional fun-filled Gaucho Party at the Santa Susana Ranch. Get ready for a rustic experience at a typical Argentine ranch (estancia), dedicated to agriculture and the breeding of cattle and horses. After a tour of the grounds, enjoy a typical barbecue lunch, followed by a folklore show with live music and dancing. Tonight, enjoy dinner with your group at a delightful restaurant
    Optional: Full Day Gaucho Party
    Overnight: Buenos Aires
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 10, Wednesday - Depart Buenos Aires, Arrive in Lima
    Bid farewell to your Tour Manager and transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure*
    *Due to flight schedules, some departures will use an evening flight to reach Lima
    Overnight: Lima
    Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 11, Thursday - Lima City Tour
    This morning’s tour of Lima, with its 2000 years of history, begins at the colonial center of the city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its historic buildings surrounding the splendid Plaza Mayor. View the impressive Palace of the Archbishop with its fine carved balcony, the opulent Government Palace, official residence of the President, and the 16th century Cathedral of Lima whose first stone was laid by Pizarro. Continue to the 17th century Monasterio de San Francisco complex with its magnificent tiles, ornate carved ceilings, exceptional paintings and world-renowned library. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure or join the optional Pachacamac Pre-Inca Ruins tour. Visit the archaeological site of Pachacamac, one of the largest religious centres in pre-Inca times on the Peruvian coast. This afternoon, join your new Tour Manager for an orientation meeting about the wonderful journey that awaits you. Tonight, perhaps attend the optional Evening Larco Herrera Museum with dinner. Experience one of Lima’s most magnificent museums by night on this tour, that also includes a light supper. Admire the world's largest collection of pre-Columbian masterpieces and a stunning exhibition of gold and priceless jewels
    Optional: Pachacamac Pre-Inca Ruins (PM) 
    Optional: Evening Larco Herrera Museum with Dinner 
    Overnight: Lima 
    Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 12, Friday - Fly to Cuzco, Afternoon at Leisure
    Depart Lima this morning by flight to Cuzco in the Peruvian Andes. This ancient capital of the Inca Empire is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in this historic city and spend the rest of the day acclimating to the altitude. Or, attend the optional tour Half Day Cuzco Ruins which explores some of Cuzco’s most unique Inca Ruins
    Optional: Half Day Cuzco Ruins (PM)
    Overnight: Cuzco ▲
    Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 13, Saturday - Discover Machu Picchu
    Early morning transfer to the Sacred Valley's Ollanta Station to board the Vistadome Train that travels through misty peaks to the astonishing ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, the "Lost City of the Incas", designated by UNESCO as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Machu Picchu was virtually unknown to the western world until Hiram Bingham's rediscovery in 1911. Spend the morning viewing the unforgettable wonders of this 15th century retreat, abandoned nearly 100 years later with the arrival of the conquistadors. See the highlights of the site including the imposing Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the intricately carved rock likely used as a sundial by the ancient Incas. The images of this significant archaeological site will be a long-lasting memory. Return to the Sacred Valley in the early evening and transfer to your hotel in Cuzco for overnight
    *Approximate time spent at the ruins of Machu Picchu is 2 hours
    Overnight: Cuzco
    Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 14, Sunday - Cuzco City Tour
    Enjoy this morning at leisure in the "Imperial City" of Cuzco. Take time to explore some of the city’s stunning sights or shop for some of the finest handicrafts and textiles in all of Peru. Perhaps, participate in the optional Cuzco Behind the Scenes Tour, offering a glimpse into the other side of life in Cuzco. On this tour, visit a local market and taste fresh-baked Chuta bread. Stop at the Cuzco cemetery to learn more about Andean life and death and meet with a local "shaman" (holy man). After a cooking demonstration, enjoy a delicious meal. In the afternoon, depart for a tour of Cuzco, view the impressive Colonial Cathedral, which contains over 400 paintings from the Cusqueña School in addition to colonial art. Continue on to visit the Koricancha, the Temple of the Sun, once the most important religious site of the Incas, whose walls and floors were allegedly once covered by sheets of solid gold. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a 3-course set dinner, featuring delectable Andean specialties
    Optional: Cuzco Behind the Scenes (AM)
    Overnight: Cuzco
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 15, Monday - Raqchi & Puno
    Depart Cuzco early in the morning on a long drive today. Enjoy spectacular scenery as you drive through the Andes mountain range and the Andean plains to Puno on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. In this area, South American camelids (llamas and alpacas) graze on the immense plateaus and plains. En route visit the 15th century Temple of Wiracocha, with its elaborate stonework, the largest Inca temple ever discovered. Today, Raqchi remains home to many farmers, ranchers and artisans. Then, arrive at pristine Lake Titicaca sitting majestically at 12,500 feet above sea level, backed by the snowcapped peaks of Bolivia's Cordillera Real range. This is the highest navigable lake in the world and South America's largest fresh water lake. A box lunch will be provided en route
    Overnight: Puno
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    DAY 16, Tuesday - Excursion to Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca
    This morning, an excursion by boat transports you from Puno to the fascinating Uros Floating Islands where the indigenous people of the area, the Uros, live on islands that dot the lake. The Uros live very much the same way as their ancestors did and still follow the ancient customs and traditions. These islands are completely man-made structures, using the totora reeds from the lake to build the islands and houses. Return to Puno for the remainder of the day at leisure. Or, take the optional tour to the Sillustani Tombs, the pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake Umayo. The tombs here are built above the ground in tower-like structures called chullpas, vestiges of the Colla people before they were conquered by the Incas in the 15th century. Evening is at leisure in Puno
    Optional: Half Day Sillustani Tombs (PM)
    Overnight: Puno
    Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 17, Wednesday - Fly to Lima, Farewell Dinner
    This morning transfer to the airport in Juliaca for your flight back to Lima. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Tonight, you bid farewell to your Tour Manager and fellow travelers at a special Farewell Dinner with Peruvian specialties
    Overnight: Lima
    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    DAY 18, Thursday - Depart Peru
    Transfer from the hotel to the airport for your departure flight*
    *Some flights depart shortly after midnight in the very early morning of Day 18 and will require a transfer on Day 17. Transfers depart the hotel approximately 4 hours prior to flight time. 
    Meals: Breakfast

    ▲ Due to the high elevation, travel in the Peruvian highlands may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider.

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    Questions

    How active is this tour?

    This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from two to three hours walking on some touring days. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. A few early wake-ups, some at 3 or 4 am, as well as one long ten hour drive to Puno are necessary to cover the territory. The altitude, 11,000 feet in Cuzco and 12,400 feet in Puno, may be a consideration for those who have heart conditions or are otherwise affected by high altitude. We suggest you check with your health-care provider before signing up for this tour.

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    Travel at 60 and supplier conditions apply.

    *Promotion code must be supplied at the time of making a new reservation to obtain the discount. Applicable discount tier is calculated on full booking value (including airfare, tours, optional tours & transfers), with one promo code per reservation. Valid only on new bookings with deposit paid between 19 August – 26 September, 2019, for travel in 2019, 2020 & 2021. Can be used in conjunction with advance ‘Book By’ rates, but not combinable with other offers or travel credits. Discount is valid for escorted tours, river cruises, sea cruises and independent packages. Passengers sharing one room must book on the same reservation number. Advertised pricing is based on twin occupancy. If booking as a single, a single supplement may apply. If booking online, the discount will be applied after entering the promotion code during the reservation process.For full Sale conditions please call 1300 653 618

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