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South American Dream

Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia

24 days

Summary

Let Contours Travel show you the highlights of South America! Experience the cosmopolitan and seductive city of Buenos Aires, the world’s most voluminous waterfalls, Iguazu and the exuberance of Rio de Janeiro’s beaches, streets and people. See Lima, the new gourmet capital of the Americas and visit Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and beautiful Cuzco. Travel to Lake Titicaca and La Paz; finish your trip in Santiago de Chile.

Highlights

  • Explore Buenos Aires most vibrant districts and enjoy a dinner and tango show at a typical Argentine venue
  • Enjoy a full day tour of Corcovado and its famous Christ the Redeemer, Tijuca forest and the Sugarloaf with cable car ride for spectacular views of this magical city.
  • Be amazed by the spectacular landscape of crashing waterfalls at Iguazu. Both side have beautiful panoramic views of the falls.
  • Lima is perfect for those who are interested in colonial monuments, for archaeology enthusiasts, handicraft collectors, museum aficionados and those who like to eat splendid food.
  • Explore the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas and let Machu Picchu inspire you!
  • Get a great perspective of UNESCO World Heritage Listed city of Cuzco and it’s nearby ruins
  • Embark on a cultural journey and explore the islands of Uros and Taquile, and learn about their indigenous people and traditions
  • Visit the highest capital in the world and enjoy walking through its famous witches’ market
  • Walk through beautiful and bohemian Lastarria & Bellavista neighbourhoods.

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ITINERARY

Day 1 Buenos Aires

Fly to Buenos Aires. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 Buenos Aires

Explore the central and southern parts of the city on a half day guided tour. Afternoon free to explore on your own.

Day 3 Buenos Aires

Today’s tour of the northern barrios of Buenos Aires begins in the sophisticated neighbourhood of Recoleta, where many of the city’s best restaurants and chic international boutiques are found.

Day 4 Buenos Aires/Rio de Janeiro

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro; on arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 5 Rio de Janeiro

Full day tour of Rio including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Day 6 Rio de Janeiro

Day at leisure to relax and explore.

Day 7 Rio de Janeiro/Foz do Iguacu

Fly to the mighty Iguazu Falls & transfer to your hotel.

Day 8 Foz do Iguacu

Full day tour of the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls including the Devil’s Throat Lookout.

Day 9 Foz do Iguacu/Lima

Half day tour of the Brazilian side for the best panoramic view of the falls. Fly to Lima in the afternoon and transfer to your hotel.

Day 10 Lima

Half day sightseeing tour of Lima & Larco Herrera Museum.

Day 11 Lima/Sacred Valley

Fly to Cuzco. Free day to adjust to the altitude.

Day 12 Cuzco/Sacred Valley

This morning you will be collected from your hotel to begin your Authentic Sacred Valley full day tour with lunch.

Day 13 Sacred Valley

Free day. Optional Community Project day; visit an Andean village for a more indepth cultural encounter. Learn about their way of living and their everyday activities including a one-on-one weaving lesson. We encourage you to bring along a water filter donation which will change the life of a family.

Day 14 Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu

Travel by train to explore the famous ruins of Machu Picchu. A guided tour of the ruins and buffet lunch is included today. Free afternoon to continue exploring the ruins on your own. Option: Add the Express Inca Trail, a spectacular 6-hour moderate walk to Machu Picchu, arriving through the Sun Gate. Dinner is included in your hotel tonight.

Day 15 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Return to Machu Picchu this morning to continue your unguided exploration of this extensive site.
Later this afternoon, take a mini-bus back to the train station and take the Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo and transfered to your Hotel in Cuzco.

Day 16 Cuzco

Discover one of South America’s most beautiful cities on your shared half day guided tour of UNESCO Heritage Listed Cuzco.

Day 17 Cuzco

Free day to explore Cuzco on your own.

Day 18 Cuzco/Puno

Full day bus tour across the Altiplano to Lake Titicaca with stops at Andahuaylillas, Raqchi and lunch in Sicuani on the way.

Day 19 Puno

Morning tour visiting Uros floating reed Islands on Lake Titicaca. Option to include Taquile or Amantani Islands.

Day 20 Puno/La Paz

Travel by coach & catamaran from Puno to La Paz with a visit to Copacabana and Sun Island. Option to overnight on Sun Island or on board the catamaran.

Day 21 La Paz

This morning you will be met at your hotel by a local representative for a half day tour of La Paz, including a visit to the nearby Valley of the Moon.

Day 22 La Paz/Santiago de Chile

Morning at leisure. Fly to Santiago and transfer to your hotel.

Day 23 Santiago de Chile

Discover Chile’s vibrant capital, Santiago on a half day guided sightseeing tour. Your panoramic tour will include the most important buildings and monuments, including Government Palace and the Plaza de Armas main square.

Day 24 Santiago de Chile

Transfer to the airport for your onwards flight.

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