Cariocas, Gauchos & Incas

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Tour Overview

Departs Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays (April – October) and Sundays

Delve deeper into the local cultures of South America and live the lifestyle of the Cariocas (locals of Rio de Janeiro), experience life on an estancia with the Gauchos (Argentine cowboys), the ways of the mighty Incas and even the local tribes as part of an Amazon adventure.

All itineraries can be tailor made to fit into daily guaranteed departures. Ask about our special Business Class fares.

Itinerary

DAY 1
Rio De Janeiro

Transfer to hotel.

DAY 2
Rio De Janeiro

Full day trip to the top of Corcovado mountain, to see the Christ the Redeemer statue overlooking Rio de Janeiro in all its splendour. Afternoon tour and cable car trip to Sugar Loaf mountain.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3
Rio De Janeiro

Day at leisure. In the evening, head to a local churrasqueria for a sumptuous Brazilian BBQ Dinner and lively samba show.

Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 4
Rio De Janeiro - Iguazu Falls

Transfer to airport and flight to Iguazu Falls. Tour to the panoramic Brazilian side of the falls. Transfer to hotel.

Breakfast
DAY 5
Iguazu Falls

Tour of the many trails on the Argentine side of the falls, including the impressive Devil’s Throat.

Breakfast
DAY 6
Iguazu Falls - Buenos Aires

Transfer to airport and flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival transfer to hotel.

Breakfast
DAY 7
Buenos Aires

Half-day orientation of the stylish capital, Buenos Aires. Experience the tango in all its glory and sample the succulent local beef with a dinner and show.

Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 8
Buenos Aires

Full day tour to a Gaucho (Argentine cowboy) farm to experience life on an estancia.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 9
Buenos Aires - Bariloche

Transfer to airport and flight to the city of Bariloche, “where the Andes meets Patagonia.” Transfer to hotel.

Breakfast
DAY 10
Bariloche

Half day city tour visiting Cerro Catedral, Llao Llao, Laguna Trebol & the Centro Civico.

Breakfast
DAY 11
Bariloche - Puerto Varas

(Lake crossing) Andes lakes crossing by bus/boat to Peulla navigating Nahuel Huapi

Breakfast
DAY 12
Puerto Varas

Half day tour visiting Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt.

Breakfast
DAY 13
Puerto Varas - Santiago - Lima

Transfer to airport and flight to Lima via Santiago. On arrival transfer to hotel.

Breakfast
DAY 14
Lima - Amazon Jungle

Transfer to airport and flight to Puerto Maldonado. Transfer by boat along the river to Tambopata Jungle lodge, adjacent to the natural reserve in the Amazon basin.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 15
Amazon Jungle

Full day of activities, canoeing, bird watching, jungle trekking, piranha fishing and alligator spotting.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 16
Amazon Jungle- Cuzco

A dawn start is required for the canoe trip back to Puerto Maldonado giving memorable views of the sunrise over the river and transfer to airport for flight to Cuzco.

Breakfast
DAY 17
Cuzco

Half-day city tour of some of the sites in and around Cuzco including the cathedral, Q’oricancha (the temple of the sun) and the fortress of Sacsahuaman.

Breakfast
DAY 18
Cuzco - Sacred Valley

Full day tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas including a stop at the colourful Pisac market & ruins of Ollantaytambo. Overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 19
Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

Start your 2 day journey to the unforgettable ruins of Machu Picchu by boarding a tourist train to Aguas Calientes. Catch a bus up the mountain where you will be guided through this beautiful forgotten citadel, home of an incredibly advanced civilisation.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 20
Machu Picchu - Cuzco

Morning free to visit ruins. Afternoon train to Cuzco.

Breakfast
DAY 21
Cuzco - Puno

Spectacular Andean Explorer train journey across the Altiplano to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 22
Uros Island

Half day tour of Uros islands, to visit the communities that live on these reed islands located on Lake Titicaca.

Breakfast
DAY 23
Puno - La Paz

Cross from Peru into Bolivia, via the lovely lakeside village of Copacabana, with its remarkable church before boarding a comfortable catamaran to begin the scenic crossing of the magical Lake Titicaca. Stop at the mysterious Sun Island before continuing onto La Paz.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 24
La Paz

Half day city tour of the Bolivian capital’s sights, a typical Indian market and a visit to Moon Valley.

Breakfast
DAY 25
La Paz - Santiago

Transfer to airport, flight to Santiago.

Breakfast
DAY 26
Santiago

Half day city tour of Santiago, set at the foot of the Andes mountains to discover the city’s many layers of cultural influence, visit “La Moneda” government house and try some pisco sour.

Breakfast
DAY 27
Santiago

Transfer to airport for your return flight home.

Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

  • Accommodation in selected class hotels with private facilities
  • Meals as indicated (26 breakfast, 8 lunches , 4 dinners)
  • Transport by air conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking local guides
  • Meeting service and airport transfers
  • Comprehensive sightseeing and excursions
  • Internal flights ex Rio de Janeiro * Based using LATAM SAA airpass which requires arrival into South America with LATAM. If using another carrier into South America, price will differ. Flights Ex SYD/AKL in Economy class (Prices ex MEL/BNE add $150)

Tour Pricing

Cariocas, Gauchos & Incas - Estimated Price
Single
Twin / Double
Tourist Class Hotels
$14,980.00
$10,270.00 / person

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