The most vast and diverse land mass on planet earth is South America. South America is dotted with snow capped mountains, stunning landscapes, surreal deserts, spectacular mountain ranges and treacherous jungles. It attracts every visitor , be it who are fond of outdoor exploration or who simply feel like relaxing basking in the sun and admiring the awe inspiring views of the Andes. The spirit here is infectious and no matter how much you try to avoid, the fierce Latin Passion will sweep you away.
Your professional driver awaits you in the arrivals area when your plane lands at the International Airport. Once you have met your driver, head to the air-conditioned vehicle and get settled in comfort for your transfer to your pre-booked hotel. This convenient and reliable door-to-door service is a worry-free way to begin your vacation South America.
Later, step in the comfortable shoes to visit Main Square also known as Plaza Mayor- the most logical starting point of sightseeing. Plaza de Armas is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is surrounded by the Government Palace, Cathedral of Lima, Archbishop's Palace of Lima, the Municipal Palace and the Palace of the Union.
Next visit the Catherdral famous for its outstanding carved choir. Offer prayers at San Francisco church and its monastery which are famous for their catacombs containing the bones of about 10,000 people buried here when this was Lima's first cemetery. Other sights you can visit are El Oidor, Torre Tagle Palace- a beautiful mansion and the Osambela House.
Now head towards Gold Museum of Peru and wherein the World famous for 25,000 objects that have been put on display. Visiting Hours from Monday toFriday are 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The tour then continues to cliffs above the ocean, just south of central Lima, Miraflores. The location is famous for perfect blend of modern glass-and-steel commercial buildings along with some fine old colonial homes and lots of green space. The tour comes to an end with retirement back to the hotel to spend overnight.
Treat your taste buds with scrumptious meal after which the guide will transfer you to airport to board an early morning flight to Cuzco. Upon arrival, check in the hotel. Towards the noon, depart from your hotel and begin your tour at the ambient San Cristobal main square. Take in the breath taking views of this architecturally rich city before visiting the eclectic San Pedro Market. Browse artisan treasures and vibrant stalls, perhaps purchasing a special souvenir to take home
Next, venture to the sacred Temple of the Sun. It is said that when the conquerors arrived in Cusco, the temple was covered with solid gold. Admire the architectural precision of the interior before touring the consecrated confines of the Convent of San Domingo. Also explore the Artisan’s Quarters of San Blas, a picturesque area over which an impressive church reigns supreme. Admire the intricate woodwork within before marveling at the renowned angular stones of Hatun Rumiyoc as the guide takes you to one of the city’s most impressive monuments: Cathedral
When the tour concludes, return to the Cusco hotel with newfound cultural knowledge.
Post breakfast depart from Cusco in the morning via train for a day trip to world-famous Inca city of Machu Picchu- famous for its creative architecture, history. It’s a golden chance for first-time visitors, families and individual travelers to make an in-depth exploration of this amazing archaeological site for an experience of lifetime.
The 2-hour train ride offers mesmerizing views of the mountainous terrain that makes up the area near Machu Picchu. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes board a bus for the short ride to this sacred citadel. Though in the present time the site completely remains abandoned, many believe Machu Picchu to be a key center of spiritual energy. While the guide will take you through the main streets of this marvel of ancient engineering, he will share with you the enthralling tales of the site’s history and design. Once the guided tour gets over, you are free to explore on your own, taking some time get some great photos and to absorb the powerful mystic energy of this one-of-a-kind site. After spending few hours at the site, return by bus to the train station in Aguas Calientes and then to your chosen hotel in Cusco.
Have a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel and then proceed towards the airport to board the flight to Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. Upon arrival meet the company representative who will assist you in all immigration formalities and then will escort you to the hotel. Buenos Aires is one of the largest cities in Argentina and is house to somewhere around 11 million inhabitants. It is one of the most sought out tourist destinations worldwide as it comprises of modern structure and dynamic activities so as to preserve old traditions &lovely spots. Spend the overnight in Buenos Aires (Meals: Breakfast)
In the morning after the breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel to begin your tour of Buenos Aires at Plaza de Mayo, the city’s political hub. Click snaps of Casa Rosada, the presidential headquarters, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo (colonial town hall). Continue to the opera house of Teatro Colón, located in Plaza de la República, part of Avenida 9 de Julio. Explore the Obelisco de Buenos Aires- a 1936 monument to honor the city’s beginnings.
Drive through the waterfront district of Puerto Madero en route to San Telmo, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, with well-preserved colonial architecture. In Dorrego Square, keep watch for spontaneous tango performances. Hop off in the Caminito, a pedestrian stretch, for a stroll and see local artists selling their creations. Then, drive through Palermo and Palermo Woods- the city’s largest park. The city tour concludes in the exclusive neighborhood of Recoleta home to shops and open-air cafes.
The full-day country retreat begins with morning pickup at your city hotel in an air-conditioned van and a lovely drive across the pampas (plains). Upon arrival at Estancia Santa Susana, you’ll be welcomed at the ranch house with warm empanadas and wine. Explore the Santa Susana’s grounds, chapel and museum while hearing stories about this historic working ranch. Meet the friendly gauchos (wranglers and horsemen much similar to cowboys of the American West).
Here either you can climb up a horse or hop aboard a horse-drawn carriage to enjoy a leisurely through the surrounding farmland. Later settle in at a rustic banquet table for a savory barbecue lunch featuring many different grilled meats and sausages served with salads and regional wine. Sip a cup of mate — a favorite Argentine drink made from steeped yerba mate leaves Head outside to the pasture where the gauchos will display their skills through daring horseman stunt tricks, animal herding and the ring race known as la sortija. After your full day of ranch festivities, relax on the return drive to Buenos Aires to be dropped-off at a central location.
Treat your taste buds with delicious breakfast at the hotel and depart from Buenos Aires and fly to the natural wonder known as the Iguassu Falls- one of the largest waterfalls located on the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Upon arrival check in the hotel and set out for a tour to Brazilian side of the Falls popularly known as Iguassu Falls National Park. Under the guidance of an expert, stroll through the walkway admiring the magnificent views of the waterfalls. Amid nature's exuberance you will experience stunning views from both Brazilian and Argentinean sides. Once you reach the summit then descent into the Brazilian side lookout which will offer more eye captivating photo opportunities and views.
The day ends with retirement to the hotel to spend overnight. (Meals: Breakfast)
After being collected from your hotel, you will be taken to Iguazú National Park. Under the guidance of an expert, visit the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls. Here, a network of over 250 individual waterfalls carry the Iguazú River over the falls at the astonishing rate of 400,000 gallons (1.5 million liters) per second.
During the Boat tour here, you will be taken through all three of the national park's three tiers, each of which provides mesmerising view of the spectacular falls. On the lower trail, descend into a misty, echoing cavern, thundering with the sound of rushing water. The significant climb to the top of the upper trail will deposit you on a footbridge spanning the falls that gives unparalleled panoramic views. Get drenched by its mighty waters. After drying off, you'll be dropped back at your hotel. With the jungle-truck ride you will travel through the deep jungle, viewing abundant native flora and fauna along the path.
Once done with the mouthwatering breakfast, transfer to the airport to board a flight for Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival travel to the hotel, check in and have a delicious lunch. Post lunch spend the day at your own leisure or relax in the comfort of your bed. Towards the evening you will be taken to Sugar Loaf- a mountain peak located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay. It is It is known throughout for its cableway and panoramic views of the city. After taking in the unforgettabkle view of the Sugarloaf, take the two stage car up to the top of Sugar Loaf and drive to "Praia Vermelha" (Red beach) which grants the entrance to Rio's harbor and Guanabara Bay. It is considered as the most idyllic beach of Rio and also known as Red Beach for it becomes flushed with red at sunsets. Though the water of the beach is not that best but the natural scenario will surely leave you out of breath.
The cable car holds 80 passengers and each of the two stages takes two minutes. The first stage is Morro da Urca & the second stage goes to the Sugar Loaf itself. Overnight in Rio.
Once done with the mouthwatering breakfast set out for a half day guided bus tour to one of the most visited tourist destinations : Corcovado Mountain- famous for its natural beauty and the prime location. It is also the foothold of the globally recognized iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue.This colossal statue of Jesus Christ is set up on top of the Corcovado mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro. It symbolizes the warmth of the Brazilian people who receive visitors with open arms.
Then proceed for the scenic ride through Tijuca Forest by train to get to the top to enjoy and appreciate the incredible view of Rio from above! Later explore the marvelous city “Cidade Maravilhosa” famous amongst the residents of Brazil for being the most elegant city across the world.
Rio is also known as Tropical Resort for it houses numerous golden beaches, including, Ipanema and Copacabana, two of the most famous stretches of sand in the world. Later before retiring to the hotel visit Metropolitan Cathedral, samba stadium and architectonic monuments of Rio.
Have a delicious breakfast at the hotel and embark for a boat ride of Guanabara Bay to have a glimpse of this wonder city from its famous bay. Being the largest bay in the world it is home to several islands namely Governor's Island and Snakes Island. To the west of the Bay lies Rio de Janeiro and towards the east lies municipal district of Niteroi.
En route from Marina da Gloria, enjoy the breath taking views of various sights and landmarks of Botafogo, Flamengo, Urca, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Fort Sao Joao, Flagstone Island, Santa Cruz Fortress, Rio-Niteroi Bridge and many more.
Spend overnight in Rio to relax after the long tiring day.
After the last breakfast of the trip at the hotel, check out from the hotel, transfer to airport and board the flight. The memorable trip to South America ends here as you return back home.