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.
Fly to Buenos Aires. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Explore the central and southern parts of the city on a half day guided tour. Afternoon free to explore on your own.
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.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro; on arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Full day tour of Rio including Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Day at leisure to relax and explore.
Fly to the mighty Iguazu Falls & transfer to your hotel.
Full day tour of the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls including the Devil’s Throat Lookout.
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.
Half day sightseeing tour of Lima & Larco Herrera Museum.
Fly to Cuzco. Free day to adjust to the altitude.
This morning you will be collected from your hotel to begin your Authentic Sacred Valley full day tour with lunch.
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.
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.
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.
Discover one of South America’s most beautiful cities on your shared half day guided tour of UNESCO Heritage Listed Cuzco.
Free day to explore Cuzco on your own.
Full day bus tour across the Altiplano to Lake Titicaca with stops at Andahuaylillas, Raqchi and lunch in Sicuani on the way.
Morning tour visiting Uros floating reed Islands on Lake Titicaca. Option to include Taquile or Amantani Islands.
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.
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.
Morning at leisure. Fly to Santiago and transfer to your hotel.
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.
Transfer to the airport for your onwards flight.
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