South America – 5 Countries – 18 Days

18 Days
  • Lima-Peru-8

 

TOUR DATES
DEPARTURE RETURN
12/11/2018 29/11/2018
TOUR PRICE
Adult : 4999 per person
Child : 4375 (2 – 11yrs child)
PRICE
INCLUDES:
16 nights of accommodation.
Transfers and excursion with English speaking guides. If hotels changes similar type will be used.
Meals as specified in the program. If Indian not available for any reason then western meals will be provided. Local agents will take over the group.
Tipping for Guide and Driver.
Customized service & with a high quality.
Domestic and international flights, airport taxes.
Flight times may change.
PRICE DOES
NOT INCLUDE: 
Any departure taxes if any.
Extra services at hotels.
Return transfer to Heathrow/Birmingham £30 per person.
Expenses due to mishaps.
Personal insurance & Miscellaneous.
Single room Supplement £1125

 

 

DAY 1 - LONDON – AMSTERDAM – LIMA (D)

On arrival Lima you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel Casa Andina Select Miraflores – Lima, Overnight at the hotel

 

DAY 2 – LIMA (B)

After breakfast the morning is free for your own leisure and other activities .
In the afternoon: We will drive along the main streets, plazas and avenues of the city. We will start at the Lovers Park in Miraflores with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. Then, we will have a panoramic view of Huaca Pucllana, a ceremonial center the ancient Lima culture; and in San Isidro, the financial center of the city, we will see Huaca Huallamarca, an ancient pre-Inca shrine. We will then continue to the Main Square, where we will find the Government Palace and the City Hall. We will visit the Cathedral and explore the Santo Domingo Convent, along which corridors San Martin de Porras and San Rosa de Lima used to walk around in 17th century, and where their remains rest today.

Then we will visit the private collection of Mr. Mujica Gallo, a person who during his lifetime collaborated with the recovery of Peru’s historical heritage, mainly of the cultures in northern Peru. He set up the Peruvian Gold Museum Foundation, where over 2,000 pieces of gold, silver and brass belonging to the Mochica, Chimu and Inca cultures are displayed. Among the most precious treasures are nose pieces, pots and utensils for religious purposes, as well as some mummies. There is also a room where Inca and Paracas textiles are displayed, as well as pottery and some garments. Among the oddities of the place, you can find the collection “Weapons of the World”, considered to one of the best of the kind as it treasures some relics of important characters in world history.
Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel Casa Andina Select Miraflores – Lima

 

DAY 3 – LIMA – CUSCO (B/D)

After breakfast, Transfer to the airport.
Flight to Cusco
On your arrival transfer to the hotel

Visit to the City of Cusco:Cathedral, Korikancha, Tambomachay, Kenki, Puca-Pucara & Sacsayhuaman
At a schedule time we will pick you up from the hotel to begin the exploration of the Imperial City with a visit to one of the most impressive buildings of Incan Cusco: the Korikancha (the Golden Temple) - a temple dedicated to the worship of the Sun God, whose interior walls were said to have been covered in gold.
We will continue the day with a stroll through the Main Square, where you will disover the Cathedral and admire its exquisite vestibules and priceless paintings from the Cusco School of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Afterwards, we will go to the nearby ruins: Tambomachay with their water fountains; Kenko, the religious center; Puca-Pucara, the red fortress, and finally the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, a colossal structure of enormous stones, carved and fitted together with incredible precision.
Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel San Agustin Plaza - Cusco

 

DAY 4 – CUSCO – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO (B/D)

After early breakfast the tour starts with an early pick up and transfer to the Poroy railway station to board the train to Machu Picchu. The journey is one of the most spectacular in the world. The train continues through the Sacred Valley of the Urubamba River to Aguas Calientes via Ollantaytambo. Here you will take a tourist bus (no seats assigned) to the top of the ruins (approx. 25 mins). Machu Picchu was never discovered by the Spaniards: it was buried in the jungle until Hiram Bingham discovered it in 1911. A guided tour gives you some idea of what the city must have looked like when inhabited. You will walk through squares, temples and its Royal Palace. You will see the 'Intiwatana' or Solar Clock, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Circular Torreon. After lunch (not included) in Aguas Calientes you will return by train back to Poroy Station. Private Tours You will then be transferred back to your hotel.
Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel San Agustin Plaza - Cusco

 

DAY 5 – CUSCO – PUNO (B/ D)

After breakfast leave for drive to Puno, During this tour you will visit: Andahuaylillas, referred to as the Andean Sistine Chapel because of its magnificent frescoes, the church is one example of the mestizo baroque architecture which was prominent in the 17th century, with its impressive carved panels ceiling covered with golf leaf. Next is Raqchi, or the temple of the God Wiracocha, 121 km from Cusco, this Inca temple is monumental with 100mts in length, 26mts in width and 14mts in height; it is divided in two naves, each of these still retains the base of eleven giant columns. Adjacent to the temple; we can see many storehouses used for various purposes, military and religious. Our next stop is La Raya, the highest pass on the route between Cusco and Puno, this is 4335 mts above sea level with beautiful landscapes, you will admire the symbolic animals of the Andes like llamas, alpacas, etc. This region is situated between two cultures, Quechua and Aymara, with its two terrains, the dry and arid altiplano and the more verdant Quechua valleys and rivers. And finally onto Pukara, the most important and oldest ceremonial site of the Tiahuanaco, characterised by a series of stair platforms, the ruins also reveal some litosculptures and tombstones, all witnesses of a pre-Inca civilization. On arrival check in at hotel Jose Antonio . Dinner and overnight

 

DAY 6 – PUNO (B/D)

After breakfast excursion to Uros Island. The Islands of the Uros are located in the east of the city of Puno. These islands are made of 'totora' reeds, rising six metres above water level. They are anchored by logs and connected to each other by ropes. They still keep the ancient traditions and community living, with their activities being fishing and handicrafts.
Pick up from Puno private transportation to Kasani, on the way we will admire the beautiful churches of Pomata and Juli (if they are open we can visit them inside, if not just the outside);
Cross the border to Bolivian side and continue to Tiwanaku.
70 km far from La Paz city emerged one of the most important cultures in South America, Tiwanaku Culture which built impressive and amazing buildings as Akapana Pyramed among others.
The visit includes Templo de Kalasasaya, Puerta del Sol, Monolitos, Benett, Ponce.
Continue to La Paz.
After your check in we will have a night view of one of the seven wonders cities in world. La Paz. Visit the Calle Jaen and the main places of the downtown of the city.
Dinner and Overnight at Mitru Hotel.

 

DAY 7 – LA PAZ (B /D)

Moon Valley – Cable car
Transfer to the Moon Valley, and a brief visit to the south part of the city. Continue to the station of the cable car and take a trip over the magnificent La Paz City
Afternoon free
Dinner and overnight at Mitru Hotel.

 

DAY 8 – LA PAZ / SANTIAGO (B/D)

Transfer to the airport
Flight to Santiago de Chile
On your arrival transfer to the hotel Crowne Plaza
Dinner and overnight

 

DAY 9 – SANTIAGO DE CHILE (B / D)

Breakfast
Morning panoramic city tour: Visiting points of interest: Lib. Bernardo O’Higgins Avenue, also known as Alameda, the backbone of the city up to Plaza Italia where it turns into Providencia Avenue. Santa Lucia hill, site of the foundation of Santiago in 1541, colonial and historical areas, Moneda Presidential Palace, Santiago City Council (1785-1790), Metropolitan Cathedral (1748), Forestal Park, National Museum of Fine Arts (1880) is located, San Cristobal Hill for a panoramic view of the city (Included Cable car). Tour of the new sector of “Sanhattan” (popular name), located at the convergence of the communes of Las Condes, Providencia and Vitacura, east of the city. The area has more than 50 standard premium office towers. Since the early 1990s has become the main financial center displacing the downtown area, surrounded by major hotels, designer boutiques, gourmet restaurants and open-air cafes.
Afternoon at leisure, optional tour to Santa Rica winery at extra cost
Overnight at Crowne Plaza hotel. Dinner and overnight

 

DAY 10 - SANTIAGO DE CHILE – BUENOS AIRES (B/D)

After early breakfast transfer to Santiago De Chile airport
Flight to Buenos Aires (not included)
On arrival you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel.
Dinner at Rochester Classic Restaurant
Overnight at Rochester Concept Hotel

 

DAY 11: BUENOS AIRES (B / D)

Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan city that manifests at each step the influence of the numerous immigrant populations which helped form it. The tour starts from what is the second and most definitive capital of the area named Plaza de Armas in 1581 and today known as Plaza de Mayo, the historical, political and cultural center of the city. The Pyramid de Mayo, which is in the center, was the first national historical monument and was inaugurated in 1811. In its surrounding areas you can see Casa Rosada the actual seat of Executive Power (Presidential Palace), the Cabinet, and the first municipality of the city that dates back to 1754 and still maintains its colonial characteristics, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. From the Plaza, we start the tour going down Avenida de Mayo, one of the most interesting urban developments of the city with its variety of architectural styles, wide avenues and spacious green areas which balance out the vertiginous rhythm of the city. A good example is Avenida 9 de Julio, with its eight lanes separated by lawns with ancient trees, and embellished by fountains and sculptures. From there you can see the symbol of the city, “The Obelisque.” The tour continues all the way to the neighborhood of San Telmo, one of the oldest in the city, settled at the end of the XIX century by aristocratic families. This neighborhood, in which every Sunday the antiques fair takes place around Plaza Dorrego, keeps expanding its great architectural heritage. The area is also very active at night as it is the center for most of the tango parlors, “tanguerias”, restaurants and bars. Going further south you arrive at the picturesque and colorful port neighborhood of La Boca, with its famous street “Caminito” whose buildings and customs reflect the influence of European settlers that arrived at its shores during the XIX century and left their imprint not only in the multicolor houses still being used today but also in the cuisine of the typical “cantinas,” small restaurants. Followed by this comes the modern neighborhood of Puerto Madero, with its old piers converted into offices, apartments, places for entertainment and elegant restaurants, and its view of Rio de la Plata, a residential neighborhood of Palermo with elegant mansions surrounded by spacious parks and finally arriving at La Recoleta. The cemetery of Recoleta surprises visitors with its rich architecture and with the important social and political personalities that are buried there, among whom is Eva Peron. Next to the cemetary is the church of Our Lady of Pilar, the former convent which today is part of the Cultural Center of Recoleta, the shopping area, Buenos Aires Design, and the exposition center, Palais de Glace. There the tour ends. Return to hotel
Dinner at Rochester Classic Restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

 

DAY 12 – BUENOS AIRES - IGUAZU (B / D)

Transfer to the airport
Flight to Iguazu
Arrival in Iguazu and transfer to the Recanto Cataratas Hotel.
Visit to Argentinean side of the falls.
Buffet dinner at Churrascaria Palazo – BBQ
Overnight at the hotel

 

DAY 13: IGUAZU (B/D)

Morning visit to Brazilian side of the falls with stop for lunch at Zaragoza Restaurant
Menu dinner at 4 Ssorelle
Overnight at the hotel

 

DAY 14: IGUAZU – RIO DE JANEIRO (B/D)

Transfer on time to the airport.
Flight to Rio de Janeiro
Arrival in Rio de Janeiro airport and transfer to hotel.
Menu dinner at Martinez restaurant
Overnight at Arena Leme Hotel

 

DAY 15: RIO DE JANEIRO (B / D)

H.D Sugar Loaf & City Tour-4.hrs
Buffet dinner at Fogo de Chão Restaurant - BBQ
Overnight at Arena Leme Hotel

 

DAY 16: RIO DE JANEIRO (B /D)

H.D Tour Corcovado & Tijuca Forest - 4 hrs
Menu dinner at Brasileirinho restaurant
Overnight at Arena Leme Hotel

 

DAY 17: RIO DE JANEIRO ----- (B)

Transfer on time to the airport.
Departure from Rio de Janeiro

 

Day 18

: Arrival in UK

Price:£4,999.00