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Tour Overview

El Rapido holiday tour is designed for travellers with limited time. The El Rapido tour offers the highlights of South America encompassed into 21 days of touring. Enjoy the best of South America on this incredible 21-day journey to Peru Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Immerse yourself into our culture as you experience the friendliness of our people.

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

Itinerary

DAY 1
Santiago

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel

DAY 2
Santiago

Half day city tour of Santiago, Dramatically 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 3
Santiago – Lima – Cuzco

Transfer to airport for your flight to Cuzco. Transfer to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Breakfast
DAY 4
Sacred Valley

Full day tour to the sacred valley of the Incas.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 5
Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

Start your 2 day journey to the unforgettable ruins of the Machu Picchu by boarding the vistadome 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 6
Machu Picchu – Cuzco

Morning free to visit ruins (entrance fee not included.) Take the afternoon train back to Cuzco.

Breakfast
DAY 7
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 8
Cuzco – Puno

Spectacular bus journey across the Altiplano to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 9
Puno

Full day tour of Uros and Taquile Islands, to visit the communities that live on these reed islands.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 10
Puno – La Paz

Cross from Peru into Bolivia, via the lovely lakeside village of Copacabana, Boarding a comfortable catamaran to begin the scenic crossing of the magical Lake Titicaca. Stop at the complex on the Sun Island for an introduction to the mysterious Tiwanaku civilisation on the way to La Paz.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 11
La Paz

Half Day city tours including the rock formations of moon valley and learn about the local “Paceños” customs and traditions including a trip to the local witchery market

Breakfast
DAY 12
Buenos Aires

Transfer to airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Transfer to Hotel

Breakfast
DAY 13
Buenos Aires

Half day tour of South America’s stylish capital, Buenos Aires, whose architecture and boulevard are influenced by a strong European heritage. Visit the bohemian street market of La Boca, the tango barrio of San Telmo and the famous Recoleta cemetery, home to the resting place of Eva Peron.

Breakfast
DAY 14
Buenos Aires

Free day to discover this exciting city or go shopping. In the evening, experience the tango in all its glory and sample the succulent local beef with a dinner and show.

Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 15
Buenos Aires – Iguazu Falls

Transfer to airport for you flight to Iguazu falls. Transfer to your hotel

Breakfast
DAY 16
Iguazu Falls

Guided walk along the many trails on the Argentine side of the falls, including a small train journey to the impressive Devil’s throat, through which most water flows.

Breakfast
DAY 17
Iguazu Falls – Rio De Janeiro

Transfer and tour to the Brazilian side of the falls for a panoramic view of the 275 falls spanning nearly 3 kilometres and running along the border of Brazil and Argentina.

Transfer to airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro. Transfer to your hotel

Breakfast
DAY 18
Rio De Janeiro

Jeep tour around the major sights of Rio, including Sugar Loaf Mountain, the famous granite and quartz peaks overlooking the Guanabara bay for a fantastic view. After lunch, visit to the top of Corcovado mountain, catching a small through the Tijuca forest before reaching the top to see the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.

Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 19
Rio De Janeiro

Day at leisure.

Breakfast
DAY 20
Rio De Janeiro – Santiago

Transfer to airport for flight to Santiago

Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

  • Accommodation in selected class hotels with private facilities
  • Meals as indicated (19 breakfast, 6 lunches , 2 dinners)
  • Transport by air conditioned vehicles
  • English speaking local guides
  • Comprehensive sightseeing and excursions
  • Meeting service and airport transfers
  • Internal flights ex Santiago *Based using LATAM SAA airpass which requires arrival into South America with LATAM. If using another carrier into South America, price will differ.
  • *A replacement bus service will run between Cuzco to Puno from May 2017 onward.

Tour Pricing

El Rapido - ESTIMATED PRICE
Single
Twin / Double
Tourist Hotels
$11,690.00
$7,588.00 / person

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