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Best of South America

Overview

South America is a huge continent and it has so many incredible places that it's extremely hard to choose the Best of South America. For most of us, our vacation time is limited so unfortunately we can't take a year off to backpack around South America. Based on our individual destinations, customer feedback and our staff's personal experiences, we have put together an incredible package that highlights the Best of South America in a couple of weeks. This package can be customized to add or reduce destinations as well as daily excursions. This package can also be done inversely.

The Best of South America Travel Package includes Peru (Lima , Machu Picchu & Cuzco), Argentina (Buenos Aires & Puerto Iguazu) & Brazil (Foz de Iguacu & Rio de Janeiro). To get to Peru, you will need to go through Lima, which has a beautiful historic center and is known for its incredible food. Cuzco will be your next stop. It was the center of the Incan empire and will dazzle you with its mix of Spanish colonial and Inca architecture. While in Cuzco, you will have tours to Machu Picchu - "The Lost City of the Incas" and the Sacred Valley. Following Cuzco, you will head to Buenos Aires, which is known as the Paris of South America for its European feel. Buenos Aires offers incredible shopping, nightlife and food (if you love steak, you will be in heaven!). Following Buenos Aires, you will go to Iguazu Falls, which is among one of the Wonders of the World. It's on the border of Brazil & Argentina so it's convenient  stop if you are traveling to Rio de Janeiro, which is your final destination and one of the world's most exotic destinations!

Included

Best of South America Travel Package Includes:

  • Multi-City Airfare (Optional)
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Lima
  • City Tour of Lima
  • 3 Nights Accommodations in Cuzco
  • Tour of Cuzco & Nearby Ruins
  • Full Day Tour to Sacred Valley & Pisac Market
  • Full Day Tour of Machu Picchu on Vistadome Train
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Buenos Aires
  • Half Day Tour of Buenos Aires
  • Tango Show with Dinner & Transfers
  • Optional Nightlife VIP Service in Buenos Aires
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Iguazu Falls
  • Full Day Tour of Both Sides of Iguazu Falls (Argentine/Brazilian sides)
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Rio de Janeiro
  • Full Day Rio City Tour (Sugarloaf Mountain & Christ Statue)
  • Samba by Night Show with Dinner & Transfers
  • Optional Nightlife VIP Service in Rio de Janeiro
  • Airport/Hotel Round Trip Transfers in All Cities
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • All Taxes & Fees
Itinerary

Our Best of South America Itinerary is customizable as well as interchangeable. Depending on your departure city or the cost of the flights, we may invert the package and start you off in Rio de Janeiro instead of Lima. You may also want to add other destinations or extra days.

We will also be providing you with Written Guides for each destination with recommended restaurants, things to do and do’s and don’ts so that you get the most out of your experience.

Best of South America Sample Itinerary:

Day 1:
Depending on your arriving flight you will either land in Lima in the morning or late at night. Either way, there will be a driver/guide waiting for you outside baggage claim. This person will greet you and take you to your hotel
Day 2:
Morning at Leisure to have Breakfast and Relax. At around 2:00PM a guide will pick you up at your hotel for your city tour of Lima.
Day 3:
Get up for an early breakfast and your driver will pick you up at your Lima Hotel and drive you to the airport so that you can catch your morning flight to Cuzco (about a 50 minute flight). Upon arrival in Cuzco, a driver will be waiting for you outside baggage claim and take you to your Cuzco Hotel. A guide will then greet you and assist you in checking into your hotel as well as provide you with an overview of the exact times and information you need for the next 3 days of excursions.
We recommend that you relax for a couple of hours at your hotel because of the altitude. At around 1:30pm, you will be picked up for your tour of Cuzco & Nearby Ruins
Day 4:
Get up for an early breakfast. Your guide will pick you up at around 9:00AM for your Full Day Tour of the Sacred Valley
Day 5:
Get up for an early breakfast. Your tour guide will pick you up at around 7am for your tour of Machu Picchu via the Vistadome Train.
Day 6:
A driver will pick you up at your Cuzco hotel and drive you to the Cuzco Airport in the morning where you will take a flight connecting in Lima to Buenos Aires (4 hr 20 minute flight). In Buenos Aires a driver will be waiting for you outside baggage claim and drive you to your Buenos Aires Hotel. Night at Leisure to Rest.
Day 7:
Have an early breakfast in the morning. A guide will pick you up at around 9am for your half day tour of Buenos Aires. Afternoon at Leisure and at around 8pm a driver will pick you up for your Tango Show with Dinner.
Day 8:
Today is a Day at Leisure for you to explore this wonderful city on your own. You can also choose to add-on an optional tour like the Argentine Gaucho Tour or a Tigre Delta Tour.
Day 9:
Have a great breakfast and in the a couple of hours before your flight your driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Buenos Aires’s local airport (AEP) to take a flight to Puerto Iguazu (IGR) (1 hour 34 minute flight). A guide will be waiting for you outside baggage claim and drive you to your hotel. We can provide you with hotels on either side of the falls, but we recommend staying on the Argentine side if you are coming from Argentina or the Brazilian side if you are coming from Brazil. Day at Leisure to Relax and visit the town.
Day 10:
Have an early breakfast. At around 8:00AM, your guide will pick you up for your Full Day Tour of the Argentine Side of Falls.
Day 11:
Have an early breakfast. At around 8:00AM, your guide will pick you up for your Half Day Tour of the Brazilian Side of Falls. In the late afternoon, a driver will pick you up at your hotel for your flight to Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival in Rio, a driver will be waiting outside baggage claim to take you to your hotel. The rest of the day you can choose to relax and at night, you can also purchase our optional nightlife service.
Day 12:
Have an early breakfast. A guide will be picking you up at around 9:00Am for your full day tour of Sugarloaf Mountain & Christ Statue. Night at leisure to relax or add-on our optional Nightlife Service.
Day 13:
Today is a Day at Leisure for you to explore this wonderful city on your own. At around 7:00PM, a guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the Samba Show with Dinner. You can also choose one of our optional excursions like a Tijuca Forest Jeep Tour, a Hike, etc.
Day 14:
The Best of South America tour has now come to a close with incredible memories! A driver will pick you up at your hotel about 4 hours before your flight and take you to the Rio International Airport (GIG) for your flight home.
*** Keep in mind that this is only a sample itinerary and times can change. This package can also be done in any order for instance Rio de Janeiro first and Peru. This package is 100% customizable. If you want to add more destinations or personalize your own itinerary, there is no problem, just let us know exactly what you want.

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Activities
  • Lima City Tour

    Discover the wealth of historic and modern attractions found in the Peruvian capital of Lima during this 4-hour Lima City Tour.

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  • Cusco City Tour plus Ruins

    Get a comprehensive overview of Cusco on this half-day guided sightseeing tour.

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  • Machu Pichu Vistadome Tour

    The Vistadome is the ideal train for those who want to be in contact with the environment and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu. The One Day Tour from Cuzco includes all transfers, guide, and entrance fees into Machu Picchu.

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  • Buenos Aires City Tour

    Explore Buenos Aires' major tourist attractions on this 3-hour Buenos Aires City Tour that hits all of the highlights - Plaza de Mayo, La Boca, San Telmo, & Recoleta among others.

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  • Carlos Gardel Tango Show

    In the heart of the Abasto neighborhood, in the cut that bears his name at the location of the monumental statue that remembers him, is the "Esquina Carlos Gardel". The show is performed by a group of 22 members including musicians, dancers and singers who display their art in a room that recreates an imaginary thirties theater/nightclub with the luxury, refinement, sophistication and glamour of this period that marked the reign of wealth and tango in the most exclusive circles of society.

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  • Tour of Argentine Side of Iguazu Falls

    On this Tour of the Argentine Side of the Falls, you will be crossing the Brazil/Argentina border to admire the infamous Devil's Throat falls as well as exploring the Upper Circuit and Lower Circuits.

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  • Iguazu Falls Tour from Brazilian Side

    If you are staying in Foz de Iguaçu, checking out a Iguazu Falls Tour from Brazilian side is a can't miss! After pickup from your Foz do Iguaçu hotel, head into Iguaçu National Park with your local guide for this half-day sightseeing trip.

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  • Ginga Tropical Carnival Show with Dinner

    If you are in Rio de Janeiro when it isn't Carnival, checking out the Ginga Tropical Carnival & Dance Show is a can't miss.

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  • Sugarloaf Mountain Tour

    Besides Corcovado, the Sugarloaf Mountain Tour is a must do and one of Rio de Janeiro's main attractions. Riding the Cable Car up to Morro de Urca & Pao de Acucar you will experience some of the best views of the city!

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  • Corcovado with Christ the Redeemer Tour

    The Corcovado with Christ the Redeemer Tour is a can't miss! We include it in most of our Rio de Janeiro packages. It's one of the 7 Wonders of the World. The tour we provide is a half day (about 4 hours) and includes transportation, guide & entrance fee.

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