South America Package
Argentina – Columbia – Peru – Brazil
13 Nights/14 Days
Day 01 : India - Buenos Aires
Arrive Buenos Aires. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight.
Day 02 : Buenos Aires
After breakfast, proceed for Half day Buenos Aires city bus tour. This tour gives you a broad browsing of the many different corners and styles that compose the big picture of Buenos Aires, a city that is as complex as it is large. For example, throughout the trip, you will become acquainted with renowned places such as the sprawling Plaza de Mayo; the elegant San Martin, one of the many little cities that compose the larger Gran Buenos Aires; and even the lush Congressional Plaza.The comfortable bus will drive you down some of Buenos Aires’ most famous avenues. Some examples are Corrientes, Mayo, 9 de Julio, and many more. All of these magnificent promenades take you to a variety of historical neighbourhoods, from La Boca and San Telmo to the sumptuous Palermo and Recoleta. The day, of course, isn’t complete without seeing the large Football Stadium.The tour includes a 15 minute break in the beautiful Plaza de Mayo and another half an hour one at the charming and colourful Caminito La Boca.
Pick up from your hotel at 2000 hrs for your Tango Show with dinner. Highlights- Fast-paced show featuring 35 performers, two tango orchestras and a folk band - Dine on traditional Argentines dishes - Lively atmosphere with an unforgettable Buenos Aires tango experience. Overnght.
Day 03 : Buenos Aires
After Breakfast, proceed for Full Day Gaucho Tour . We set off from your hotel and make our way towards The Santa Susana ranch through the Argentinian “pampas” (plains). As you arrive at the Los Cardales based traditional ranch, you will be greeted with typical empanadas (pasties) and Argentinian wine. Go on a guided tour to some of Santa Susana’s main attractions such as its museum and its church. Either sit yourself in the carriage as the horse trots along or hop on the horse and ride around exploring the grounds of the ranch, it’s up to you. Back at the ranch, tuck into a delicious parrillada (Argentinian BBQ) lunch packed full of grilled specialities such as sausages and chicken, which are served alongside salad and a bunch of beverages like red or white wine, soft drinks, water and coffee). Then sip on a glass of mate (an Argentinian drink of yerba mate leaves steeped in hot water) and finish it off with a delicious pastelito (pastry)! During all of this, entertainment is on hand in the form of a tango and folklore show which is a fusion of classical music and dance, followed by a daring boleadoras show which comprises of throwing the weapons used by the gauchos. When you’re done eating, the entertainment really goes to the next level as you watch the gauchos show off their incredible ranch skills. Be impressed by la sortija (a ring race), animal herding and the cuadreras race (a time-honoured gaucho game). When all is said and done you’ll be dropped back to Buenos Aires. Overnight.
Day 04 : Buenos Aires - Bogota
Early morning,transfer to airport to catch flight for Bogota.Upon arrival,transfer to hotel.Overnight.
Day 05 : Bogota – Cuzco
After breakfast. proceed for the Bogota city tour. The will tour sites of Bogota in a vehicle which will pick you up at the hotel.He will ascend to the sanctuary of Monserrate, Bogota symbol monastery built to be joined in the seventeenth century and located in the eastern range of the city to more than 3,150 meters.Plaza Bolivar with the most emblematic buildings of the city full of history such as the Presidential Palace,the Cathedral,the Capitol,Liévano Palace,July 20 House and the Palace of Justice.You will also enjoy an exclusive visit to the Gold Museum,home to the world's largest pre-Hispanic gold collection.You have the opportunity to take a tour of the streets of the historic center of La Candelaria contemplating its marvelous architecture with its pre-Columbian colonial charm. You can visit the main places of cultural interest within which are the Gold Museum. In the evening,transfer to airport for your overnight flight to Cuzco.
Day 06 : Arrive Cusco
Arrive Cusco. On arrival,transfer to Hotel.Afternoon,proceed for your half day city tour + nearby ruins.See the Santo Domingo Monastery and the Coricancha,the Sacsayhuaman and the Plaza de Armas in Cuzco proper and the ritual sites of Kenko and Tambomachay in the outskirts. This five-hour tour offers a glimpse into how great the capital of the Incas was and just how much was lost when it was conquered. When Cuzco fell to the Spaniards in the 1530s,they began destroying many of the Inca temples and palaces. The greatest temple of all – in the whole empire – was that devoted to the sun, the Coricancha, which conquistadors described as ‘magnificent’, ‘fabulous beyond belief’ and with walls made of ‘gold from top to bottom’. Today it is the location of Santo Domingo Monastery, which was built on the temple’s foundations. Head uphill to the mega fortress of Sacsayhuaman, which was built from large polished rocks and protected the entrance to the city. Continue to the ritual sites of Kenko, where sacrifices are believed to have taken place, and Tambomachay, where water was worshipped as a sacred element. Return to Cuzco for a brief stop at the breathtaking Plaza de Armas, dominated by the imposing Gothic-Renaissance-style cathedral. It, too, was built on the foundations of an Inca temple though today it is famed throughout Peru for the richness of its Cuzco School paintings of religious scenes, which were painted by native Quechuas in the 17th century. Overnight.
Day 07 : Cusco – Machu Pichu by Expedition Valley Train
Early morning , pick up from hotel lobby for your Full day excursion to Machu Picchu tour. Set off from the hotel in Cusco towards Ollanta station to board the Expedition train to Machu Picchu. The 48-person coach comes complete with spacious leather seats for maximum comfort.All seats feature individual dining tables and panoramic windows to enjoy the awesome scenery along the way. Our carriages are also equipped with air-conditioning, anti-impact and UV protected glazing. Along the journey, we offer passengers a tasty selection of sweet and savoury snacks, fruits and a variety of cold and warm beverages.Upon arrival to Machu Picchu town, a tour rep will take you along via bus to the "Lost City of the Incas" which was discovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. Located on the left bank of the Vilcanota river lies the wonderful old city of Machu Picchu, which in quechua means "Old Mountain". According to research, Machu Picchu would have been one of the vacation residences of Pachacutec, the first Inca emperor between 1438 and 1470. However, some of its finest buildings and the evident ceremonial purpose of the main access road to the village, proves that it was used as a religious shrine.Machu Picchu is considered both a masterpiece of architecture and engineering because of its unique architectural and landscaping features. The Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial and the Burial Grounds are the most prominent constructions. Your guide will tell you everything you need to know about the splendid citadel, which is a truly amazing experience! Depending on the train times, you can enjoy a delicious lunch either before or after the start of the tour. Make your way back to Ollanta Station and head back to your hotel.Overnight
Day 08 : Cusco- Rio De Janeiro
Breakfast.Transfer to hotel for your flight to Rio.Overnight on board.
Day 09 : Arrive Rio De Janeiro
Arrive Rio De Janeiro.Transfer to Hotel.Day is free.Overnight
Day 10 : Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast . proceed for Half day Sugarloaf + city tour . Explore the Wonderful City on this astonishing tour of Rio de Janeiro’s most famous landmarks. Rio’s beauty is renowned throughout the globe; a capital of carnivals, a metropolis of marvels, a centre of sensuality, you won’t want to miss this chance of getting to know the wonders of the city in depth.You might feel like you’re travelling back in time as you pass by some of Rio’s historical monuments, but not so with the Catedral Metropolitana. When in front of this staggering must-see, you might believe you are on the set of a futuristic film. Its dark conic structure reaches for the sky like an alien pyramid. From the inside, admire how the light plays and brings life to its huge stained glass windows; a strong blend of old tradition with modern design.While recovering from the awe produced by the cathedral, continue through the lush park Aterro do Flamengo. Another feat of design, its many hues and forms make the park thrive with life. Arrive then at Urca, a delicatessen of a neighbourhood filled with traditional houses and little local businesses. From here, admire one of Rio’s most renowned sites come into view: Sugarloaf Mountain. Ascend to the top of the hill on a fun cable car ride in two stages. First you will rise to the Morro da Urca, a smaller mount preceding the big one. From there you hop onto the cable car that will take you to the single best vantage point for contemplating the panorama of Rio de Janeiro. Overnight.
Day 11 : Rio de Janeiro
Breakfast. Morning free. Afternoon , proceed for the Half day Tour Corcovado+ City Tour. Visit three of Brazil's most heavy hitting icons in one day on this Rio de Janeiro tour. 1. Christ the Redeemer. 2. Favelas 3. Corcovado. This could just be the ultimate, big city travel hack! HIGHLIGHTS: * Experience the reality of life in the shantytowns of Rio's favelas
* Check out the view from Christ the Redeemer, one of the new Seven Wonders of the Modern World
* See the favela where Michael Jackson’s music video was filmed
* Marvel at views of Guanabara Bay and Botafogo area from Michael Jackson’s lookout. Overnight
Day 12 : Rio De Janeiro – Iguazu
After breakfast, Morning is free. Afternoon,transfer to airport for your to Iguazu.Upon arrival, Transfer to hotel and Overnight.
Day 13 : Iguazu
After breakfast, proceed for your Iguassu falls tour. Located just a few kilometers from the union of the Iguassu River with the Parana River, the waterfalls will captivate you and leave you in awe with their size and strength of flow and current. You'll be sure to soak in the sights of the landscape, as you tour the Brazilian side of the falls.Overnight.
Day 14 : Iguazu – SAO - India
Early morning , transfer to airport for your return flight.