Ideal tour to visit South America´s best places, the different cultures and landscapes of the region in depth. From the Peruvian culture visiting Machu Picchu, following the Easter Island in Chile to finally reach Patagonia, one of the most naturally attractive sites worldwide: Torres del Paine, the Perito Moreno Glacier and Tierra del Fuego National Park, among many other Patagonian attractions.
We will then move on to Buenos Aires, beautiful city for its Cosmopolitan culture and its French-style arquitecture. Finally, we will end our journey with a completely different weather from the one we had at the beginning of our trip. We will reach Iguazú with its beautiful falls and we will finally visit Rio de Janeiro and its beaches.
Day 1 - Lima
Arrival, reception and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour to celebrate their most imposing buildings like the Plaza Mayor or Checkerboard of Pizarro, where we see the Government Palace, the Cabildo, the Cathedral and Archbishop’s Palace. Continue to visit the Convento de San Francisco, jewel of the XVI century. Road to the modern part of town, cross the exclusive district of San Isidro, new financial heart of the city to look at the Huaca Huallamarca. Finally, we conclude our circuit in Miraflores, where we visit the Park of Love, an excellent spot to enjoy a splendid view of the Pacific Ocean. Larcomar or decrease in the hotel. Accommodation in Lima.
Day 2 - Lima - Ica
Transfer to the station to board the bus to the city of Ica (4 hrs. Approx.) Arrival and assistance. At agreed time, transferred to the local airport to address aircraft overflights and enjoy the incredible Nazca Lines, located in the pampas of the same name. Here you can see the many geoglyphs, figures representing stylized animals and plants, which are distributed among a huge maze of lines, trapezoids, triangles and spirals on earth recorded and preserved for nearly 2,000 years. Flight from Ica, 1.15 hrs. with Aerocondor. Free day to rest or walk around the city. Overnight in Ica.
Day 3 - Ica - Ballestas Islands - Lima
Early departure to the Paracas Bay, where our tour begins nearly two-hour boat to the Ballestas Islands, located off the coast of the Paracas National Reserve, the largest natural sanctuary of our shores. These two beautiful islands are home to thousands of migratory birds who share their habitat with colonies of sea lions restless. On the journey, you will appreciate a mysterious design on the side of a hill, called “The Chandelier”. In time, return by bus to Lima. Upon arrival, reception at the station and transfer to your hotel. Accommodation in Lima.
Day 4 - Lima - Cuzco
Breakfast. Transfer to airport for flight to Cusco. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Rest of the morning off to rest and adapt to the altitude. In the afternoon, enjoy our visit to stunning colonial city built on the foundations of Inca palaces, walking the streets of the Barrio de San Blas and the Stone of Twelve Angles Rumiyoq Hatun Street, the Temple of the Sun Korikancha where we appreciate the fine work that the Incas performed on the rock as if it were a sculpture, the Cathedral with its delicate woodwork and impressive carved altars. Will finish visiting the Museo Inka, also known as the Casa del Almirante, which was built on Inca foundations, and which now houses an extensive collection of ceramics, textiles and metalwork as well as an important Inca paint sample colonial Cuzqueña.Alojamientoen School Cusco.
Day 5 - Cuzco - Sacred Valley
Breakfast. We will go to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking the road to Pisac. We will stop along the way to have a classic view of the Urubamba River snaking through the tapestry of cultures. Arrive at the colorful market of Pisac, where we will have free time to interact with the local craftsmen, as well as purchases of fine crafts and souvenirs. Continue to Urubamba for a buffet lunch in a local restaurant. Finally, we will visit Ollantaytambo, attractive town of Inca origin with remarkable channels and cobblestone streets. At its top stands an impressive ceremonial center of worship of water and a fortress that guarded the access to the bottom of the valley. Overnight in the Sacred Valley.
Day 6 - SacredValley - Machu Picchu
Visit one of the most important energy centers in the world: Machu Picchu. The excursion will be by train and during the tour we will have a breathtaking view of the landscape of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba. On arrival at Aguas Calientes, our representatives will assist you to board the bus that takes you to the citadel. It will be an unforgettable experience, where a professional guide will transmit the history around this mysterious and charming place. After the tour, enjoy free time to explore the area on your own, relax or meditate. At the appropriate time, descent to Aguas Calientes. Buffet lunch included. Accommodation in Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu.
Day 7 - Machu Picchu - Cuzco
Free morning. Optionally you can make a second visit to Machu Picchu and take the opportunity to know more remote places such as the Intipunku “or” Puerta del Sol “The more adventurous can enjoy the adrenaline rise to the” Huayna Picchu “or” Young Mountain “to visit Temple of the Moon and enjoy a view of the city worthy of photography. In the afternoon, board the train back to Cusco. Upon arrival and depending on the railway reserve, our staff will be waiting in the park or Poroy Ollanta, from where we transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Cusco.
Day 8 - Cuzco - Lima - Eastern Islands
Breakfast. Transfer to airport. Departure to Lima. Reception and transfer to hotel. In the evening transfer to airport. Departure to Easter Island. Night on board.
Day 9 - Eastern Island
Arrival. Reception and transfer to hotel.
Day 10 - Eastern Island
Breakfast. Departure from the hotel in Hanga Roa to Ahu Akivi, the 7 Moais excursion. They are the only Moais found facing the sea.
Later departure to Tepahu Ana, also known as the Cave of the bananas. The tour continues to visit the quarry of Puna Pau, where were carved Pukao, also known as hairstyles or hats typical of the Moai. Here you can learn more about the process of construction and transportation of these colossal statues of volcanic stone.
Return to the hotel in Hanga Roa.
Day 11 - Eastern Island
Breakfast. In the morning Anakena and loss of Rapa Nui Culture excursion: Depart from the hotel in Hanga Roa to start the tour of the Moai route, huge volcanic rock carvings found throughout the island. First visiting the “Ahu” or ceremonial platforms, starting with Ahu Vaihu, surrounded by enormous statues found lying face down. Then visit to Ahu Akahanga, where it was buried the first king of the island.
The tour continues down the Rano Raraku, located near the south coast at the foot of Poike, the most spectacular crater in the area, where the natives carved stone giants. Later, drive to Ahu Tongariki, the largest moai site that took the island 15 Moais. In May 1960 it was destroyed by a tsunami, and has been restored mainly by Japanese foundations.
Arrival at Ahu Te Pito Kura, where a huge stone ball and the Moai Paro, which is the largest island
Later, arriving at Anakena, one of the most beautiful beaches of the island.
Return to hotel in Hanga Roa.
Day 12 - Eastern Island - Santiago
Breakfast. In time transfer to airport. Departure to Santiago. Reception and transfer to hotel.
Day 13 - Santiago
Breakfast. In the morning City tour with visit to Santa Lucia Mount. Departure from hotel in Santiago. The tour begins at Santa Lucía Hill; it was here that Santiago was founded. Afterwards, Plaza de Armas, where are some historical buildings such as City hall of Santiago, National Historical Museum, Central Post Office and the Cathedral. After traveling for the main roads of Santiago and the cities of Providencia and Vitacura, the trip ends with the visit to a handicraft shop, specialized in lapis lazuli jewelry, stone found only in Chile and Afghanistan. Return to the hotel in Santiago.
Day 14 - Santiago
Brakfast. Day at leisure. We suggest Excursion to Viña del Mar and Valparaiso. Departure from Santiago to the Pacific coast, crossing the Coastal Mountain Range and the Casablanca and Curacaví Valleys. Arrival to Valparaíso, city where the main commercial port and the Congress of Chile are located. During the tour, visitors are greeted by the multicoloured houses on the hills, parks and diverse historic monuments, traditional bars and restaurants. Visit the harbor, the Plaza Sotomayor, the Maritime Authority and the Monument to the Heroes of Iquique against Muelle Prat. Leaving the Av Spain arrive Viña del Mar resort known as the garden city, where you can see El Castillo Wulff, the Moorish castle, the Flower Clock and other wonderful buildings such as the Castle and Palace Casino vine del Mar. Visit the coastal border of Peru to reach Av Av San Martín, social meeting point.
Day 15 - Santiago - Punta Arenas
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flight to Punta Arenas (PUQ). Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 16 - Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales
Breakfast. Transfer to Puerto Natales. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Day 17 - Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine
Breakfast. Transfer to Torres del Paine. The National Park Torres del Paine is, without doubt, one of the most spectacular national parks in Chile. A world biosphere reserve, it has a huge variety of plant and animal species which, with its incredibly beautiful setting has made it an almost unequalled destination for hikers and backpackers, ecology-lovers and adventure sportsmen alike. Snow-capped mountain peaks, cascading rivers and waterfalls, glaciers and mirrored lakes: in all respects Torres del Paine national park deserves its reputation. Day at leisure.
Day 18 - Torres del Paine
Breakfast. Day at leisure. We suggest doing Trekking to the Base of Las Torres. Depart from Hostería to start our guided excursion to the footsteps of Torres del Paine (there are optional tours). Itâ
Day 19 - Torres del Paine
Breakfast. Day at leisure. We suggest doing Navigation to Serrano River.
Day 20 - Torres del Paine - Puerto Natales
Breakfast. Transfer to Puerto Natales. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Day 21 - Puerto Natales - El Calafate
Breakfast. Transfer to El Calafate. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Day 22 - El Calafate
Breakfast. In the morning transfer to Perito Moreno Glacier. The Perito Moreno Glacier is a must-see in Argentina. Together with twelve other glaciers it is part of one of the largest sliding masses of ice and snow in Los Glaciares National Park. This glacier, having a front wall of 5 Km long, is 60 m high above Lake Argentino and it is in the middle of its way forward. At any time during the year, chunks of ice can constantly be seen collapse and shatter into multiple floes. It can be reached from El Calafate, 80 Km away. The Perito Moreno Glacier can be watched from footbridges right in front of it, or from trip boats that come close to its walls. Going inside the glacier is an unforgettable experience, as well as taking walks on it and into the moraine, exploring caverns, drains and ice caves.
Day 23 - El Calafate
Breakfast. Day fee, suggested full day Navigation All Glaciers. Another extraordinary excursion recomended in El Calafate is the navigation to the northern arm of the Lake Argentino. In this excursion we will watch the amazing Upsala glacier, that is the biggest glaciar of the south area of the National Park. Also we will se the Spegazzini Glacier that has the higgest wall of the park, 135 meters and the Onellis Glacier. Plenty of icebergs will be moving around the catamaran during the whole tour.
Day 24 - El Calafate - Ushuaia
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flight to Ushuaia (USH). Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure, we suggest visiting the Museum of the Old Prison of Ushuaia.
Day 25 - Ushuaia
Breakfast. In the morning excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park. On this Half day trip, we will visit the only National Park of the Island. It is located 12km to the west of Ushuaia City, near the Chilena border.
In the National Park, we will watch the local flora made of lengas, cherry tree, ñires, and different species of shrubs and flowers. The fauna comprises local and introduced species such as red wolves, beavers, rabbits and many bird species (more than 90 species). Ensenada Bay, Roca Lake and Lapataia Lake are the touristic places that we will visit. We will also do a short walk along the shore of the lake where we will see beavers and reach Lapataia Bay located at the end of the National Route N 3:3063 km distance from Buenos Aires city.
During the tour we will visit the train station of the End of the World Train. It is possible to combine the trip in the train with the tour to the National Park.
In the afternoon with suggest navigation to Seal Island.
Day 26 - Ushuaia - Puerto Madryn
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flight to Trelew (REL). Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 27 - Puerto Madryn
Breakfast. Tour to Peninsula Valdez. We depart from the city of Puerto Madryn at 8:00 pm approx to Puerto Piramide, entering through the Isthmus Ameguino, where we visit the Interpretation Centre, an ideal place to learn and know the history and geography of the peninsula, as well as the fauna and flora to be seen on the tour. The same has stuffed animals, whale skeleton, remains of the first settlers and an observation point, where you can see an overview of the Isthmus and the two gulfs, San José, Nuevo and Bird Island. Continue to Puerto Piramide where we set sail for the whale watching an hour and a half hours and the guide explains the cycle whaling and developing them in the Golfo Nuevo (Only June to November). In return, free lunch. Then continuation towards the interior of the peninsula known the elephant seal colony at Caleta Valdés, sea lions at Punta Delgada or occasionally watching orcas at Punta Norte (in season). May also be seen in the typical animal tour of the area such as foxes, armadillos, guanacos, hares, maras and rhea. In return brief stop on the beaches of Doradillo for watching whales from shore. Then back to the city of Puerto Madryn arriving at the same between 18 and 18:30 pm approx.
Day 28 - Puerto Madryn - Buenos Aires
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flight to Buenos Aires (AEP). Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 29 - Buenos Aires
Breakfast. In the morning city tour in Buenos Aires. This tour gives you the emotion of a multiple Buenos Aires. We will visit the most characteristic places of the â
Day 30 - Buenos Aires
Breakfast. Day at leisure. We suggest Gaucho Party Tour. In this tour we will find the gaucho’s county side life and the peaceful and kind town where he lives. That is why the argentinean Pampa is part of our tradition. The asado (barbecue), gaucho’s activities and abilities, dances, and folk games are some of the options to enjoy. Pampa is like this, gauchos, fields, traditions, crafts, a tour to learn and enjoy. This fullday tour includes lunch.
Day 31 - Buenos Aires - Iguassu
Breakfast. Transfer to the Airport for flight to Iguassu. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Day at leisure.
Day 32 - Iguassu
Breakfast. In the morning excursion to the Argentinean side of the Iguassu National Park. The Iguassu Falls on the border with Brazil are one of the world’s natural wonders.
Lined with dense forests, the Iguassu river flows into 275 waterfalls, plunging more than 70 meters with a deafening noise. As this huge volume of water reaches the bottom, spray rises, and lots of rainbows are formed in the sky.
An incredible variety of fauna and flora completes the perfect setting for the waterfalls within the protection of the Iguassu National Park.
Day 33 - Iguassu
Breakfast. In the morning Excursion to Brazilian side of the waterfalls. Transfer to IguaÃ§uNational Parkwhere we drive through the lush, subtropical vegetation of the park en route to the falls. Stroll the trail descending the canyon that offers a panoramic view of the more than 275 falls. Take the glass elevator up the cliff face for an exquisite view from the upper deck. The Iguassu National Park along with its â
Day 35 - Iguassu - Río de Janeiro
Breakfast. Transfer to the Airport for flight to Rio de Janeiro. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Day at leisure.
Day 35 - Rio de Janeiro
Breakfast. In the morning excursion to Corcovado Mount and Tijuca Forrest. We will depart from the hotel to visit the Christ Statue, recently elected as one of the seven modern wonders of the world, which sits 2,300 above sea level, atop Corcovado Hill. Following a scenic drive along the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, we will arrive at the foot of the hill from where we will embark on a small train ride which climbs the beautiful mountain. Upon reaching the top, visitors will experience a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro. Then we will go to Tijuca Forrest. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 36 - Rio de Janeiro
Breakfast. Day at leisure. We suggest excursion to Sugar Loaf and city tour.Overa million tourists a year visit the world famous Pao de Acúcar, or Sugar Loaf Mountain in English, which has become an iconic symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Rising up from small peninsula at the entrance of Guanabara Bay, its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined sugar loaf. The tour is done in two steps by glass cable-cars. The first cable-car takes passengers to the top of Urca Hill, which rises 215 meters above sea level and offers spectacular views of the entire bay its islands. From Urca Hill, passengers continue in a second cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf which rises 395 meters above sea level and offers a 360 degree view of the entire city including Botafogo and Copacabana Beaches, the Corcovado and downtown Rio. The tour follows visiting the most famous places of Rio.
Day 37 - International flight
Breakfast. Transfer to the International Airport for international flight.