From 2360 €
The majestic Andes, the ancient ruins of the Inca Empire, the “Lost City” Machu Picchu, a huge enchanting complex of Iguazu waterfalls, the tropical Amazon jungle, colorful festivals and carnivals are just a partial list of the treasures possessed by South America. Impressions from visiting South America can hardly be compared to anything!
We invite you to an amazing journey through South America. You will see loud, joyful and colorful cities (Lima, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro), take a photo against the backdrop of fantastic landscapes, taste exotic food and drinks, visit four countries of this continent. Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru – each of these countries has its own characteristics and can be proud of an unusual culture, which starts in ancient times. However, for all Latin American countries and cultures is appropriate a fancy combination of incompatible. It is because of the history of the country, with its colonization and religious policy, which was carried out by the conquerors. During the trip you will be able to see Catholic churches and monasteries, monuments of architecture in the colonial style and monuments that was existing here long before Europeans came here.
Dates of travel: during the whole year (except the time of carnivals, New Year and international congresses)
Duration: 15 days / 14 nights
Route: Rio de Janeiro – Foz do Iguacu – Buenos Aires – Santiago – Lima – Cusco
EUR 2680 per person in double room (4* hotel)
EUR 4230 per person in single room (4* hotel)
EUR 2360 per person in triple room (4* hotel)
EUR 3336 per person in double room (5* hotel)
EUR 5456 per person in single room (5* hotel)
EUR 3028 per person in triple room (5* hotel)
Prices are valid for a specified period with the exception of the time of major international and national conventions, congresses, meetings, etc.
4* hotels on tour:
Americas (4 nights) – Viale Cataratas (2 nights) – Rochester (2 nights) – Torremayor Lyon (3 nights) – Jose Antonio Lima (2 nights) – San Agustin Plaza (2 nights)
5* hotels on tour:
Hilton Copacabana (4 nights) – Mabu Thermas (2 nights) – Intercontinenal (2 nights) – Plaza San Francisco (3 nights) Casa Andina Premium Miraflores (2 nights) – Aranwa Cusco Boutique (2 nights)
Included in total price:
* meeting at the airport
* transfer airport-hotel-airport
* accommodation in hotels according to the program
* meals: breakfast
* comfortable transportation throughout the tour (with air conditioning)
* guided tour with a Russian-speaking guide (a trip to a country ranch in Buenos Aires, in the Curakavi and Casablanca valleys, in Valparaiso with an English-speaking guide)
* entrance fees, taxes and tolls.
NOT included in total price:
* international flight
* health insurance
* tips and additional personal expenses
* optional excursions
* food and drink during travel
* flights: Rio de Janeiro – Iguacu – Buenos Aires – Santiago – Lima – Cusco – Lima – from 890EUR
We hope so much that the aftertaste from this trip in France will stay with you for a long time.
With love, Yours AFY TRAVEL!
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Day 1. Rio de Janeiro
Arriving at Rio de Janeiro Airport. Guide will meet you at the airport. Transfer to the hotel.
Rio – it is green hills, blue sky, mountains, beautiful bays, islands, magnificent beaches... It is the second largest (after São Paulo) city of Brazil and, of course, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Beach hotels are located around the perimeter of the Guanabara bay and the beauty of Rio de Janeiro immediately opens up to you while living in one of these hotels. Blue ocean water attracts to the beaches. The most popular beaches: Copacabana, Leblon, Ipanema with its famous black and white tiled seafront. From early morning until the late evening citizens are playing football and volleyball on the golden sand. So you have some spare time after checking into the hotel? Feel the stream of the city on the Copacabana Ave or find a place on the beach between palm trees, sand and the waves of the ocean.
Day 2. Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast you will go to the station with a Russian-speaking guide. There will be open, environmentally safe train with cozy carriages, that will take you through the jungle to the top of the hill of Corcovado. On both sides of the route there are breathtaking views of the Tijuca forest, where live small monkeys and various exotic animals and birds. And on the top of Corcovado, at an altitude of 700 m above sea level, is raised the symbol of Rio – a statue of Christ the Savior (Cristo Redentor, 38 m high without the 7 m pedestal), which was built in 1931. It is always crowded in here. Enjoy the beautiful view of Rio de Janeiro! After that you can walk through the jungle of Tijuca.
Day 3. Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast, you will go to the Red Beach (Praia Vermelha) with Russian-speaking guide. From the beach you can go to the Urca mountain by cable car. Here are located a lots of souvenir shops and cozy cafes. Also here opens a great view of the Statue of Christ the Redeemer, that is one of the most famous and popular monuments in the world. At least two million tourists every year climb to here. Being near the statue you can see the panorama of the city and Guanabara bay with the picturesque Sugar Loaf Mountain (port. Pão de Açúcar), the famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, the huge Maracana Stadium and the green mountains and views of Rio. And there’s more than that! The main sights of Rio de Janeiro are amazing: the beaches of Lemme, Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and Flamengo, Mount Corcovado and the Statue of Christ, the impressive Tijuca Park, Guanabara Bay, downtown, Santos Dumont Airport, bridge from Rio to Niteroi, Niteroi itself, as well as many other beauties for which Rio is so loved all over the world! Next, drive the cable car, you will visit the historic part of Rio de Janeiro. Here are buildings that was built in the colonial style, monasteries and the main cathedral of the city.
Day 4. Rio de Janeiro – Foz do Iguacu
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Foz to Iguacu. Arrival at the airport and meeting. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 5. Iguacu
After breakfast visit the Brazilian side of the waterfalls with a Russian-speaking guide (entrance fees are included in the price). The waterfalls of Foz do Iguacu, located on the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay are 275 huge water streams, falling down from a huge height. The rainbow colors of the water jets are just fascinating. Waterfalls are located on the territory of the national park with a unique flora and fauna, they have arisen as a result of volcanic eruption and the displacement of the earth’s layers. The name of the waterfalls in Guarani means “big water”. 275 waterfalls, each of which has its own name, are falling down with a roar into the gorge of the Devil's Throat. The contrast between the calm and even lazy flow of the waters of the Iguassu River above the waterfalls and the powerful overthrow of raging streams of water from a height of 72 meters into the abyss is amazing. You can watch this view for hours without stopping and thinking about the magnificence and eternity of our universe.
Excursion to the Bird Park. It is located near the Iguacu National Park. You will enter a huge open-air cages where amazing and beautiful birds are living.
Macuco-safari through the jungle and an exciting boating. In the jungle you will drive in the open-type jeep about 3 kilometers with a guide, who will tell you a lot about the ecology of the region. Then you will walk by foot to the bank of the Iguacu River, from where you will be taken really close to the waterfalls by motorboat. Splashes and rainbows, lots of fun and a little fear, unique photos are waiting for you.
Day 6. Iguacu. Buenos Aires
Breakfast at the hotel.
You can book an additional excursion (not included at the tour – 165 USD per person, at least 2 persons needed) to visit the waterfalls with the Argentine side.
Visit the Argentine side of the waterfalls (entrance fees included). Iguacu Falls are located on the border of Brazil (Paraná) and Argentina (Míones region). Nevertheless, the beauty and nature, and exotic birds, and butterflies are breathtaking while walking along the numerous bridges built over its Argentinian part. While walking through the park you can see many species of orchids, birds, reptiles and other representatives of the flora and fauna of the tropical rainforest. Panorama platforms makes unforgivable feelings by enjoying a variety of waterfalls – a unique natural phenomenon! Near the waterfall several tourist routes are created. A trip to the observation platform "Devil's Throat" from where a fascinating panorama opens up on the most powerful waterfall cascade.
Transfer to the airport for flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival at Buenos Aires Airport. You are greeted by a driver with a sign of your last names. Transfer to the hotel. Check-In.
The architecture of Buenos Aires is gorgeous and in order to enjoy it you don't have to go to the historic center, you just have to go outside on the streets. Being at Buenos Aires you want to walk with your head held high to see all these forged balconies with tubs of flowers, doors, windows, stucco molding and roof covers. They attract attention with their elegance and originality. This is a very stylish city with a lots of interesting buildings dating from the 19th century. The city is also known as South American Paris, the city got such a name for its architecture and style. Buenos Aires – a city with a rich cultural life – free museums, exhibitions, performances, festivals, concerts and movie screenings. And all of this happens not on the occasions of an anniversary or celebrations, but all the time. And tango... always tango! On the streets, in the restaurants and just everywhere.
An individual city tour with a Russian-speaking guide. You will see a unique of its kind capital and feel the legendary centuries-old culture of Argentina – a combination of history and art. In Buenos Aires are concentrated most of all Argentine attractions. The sophistication of architecture is comparable only with Paris. The main attractions of the city including the old district of La Boca, the historic zone of the San Telmo district, where you can find a variety of large and small bars, restaurants, as well as a real antiques market on the Plaza Dorrigo. Here is the Russian Orthodox Church. The real heart of Buenos Aires is the central Plaza de Mayo and the largest shopping center in the world, and the Plaza de la República, where is located the famous obelisk in honor of the independence of Argentina. After the excursion, you can devote your spare time either to shopping or to leisurely walks.
Day 7. Buenos Aires
Breakfast. A day trip to the Country Ranch, where you will get acquainted with the traditions of the Gaucho, enjoy the Argentine Asado (barbecue) and have fun at the fascinating folklore show. (Group tour with an English-speaking guide)
Day 8. Buenos Aires – Santiago
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport with a driver. Departure to Santiago.
Arrival, meeting. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 9. Santiago
After breakfast at the hotel we are going for a sightseeing tour with a Russian-speaking guide around the city.
The tour begins in the city center with a visit to the area of the La Moneda government building, admitted as a historical monument, it was built in 1799 in the last years of Spanish domination. It was planned to make here coin house; the building is performed in the traditional neoclassical style. In the middle of the 19th century the building was reserved for the government of Chile, since then the Palacio de la Moneda is the head of the government of the country. Later we’ll go to the Plaza de Armas – the central square of Santiago. The history of the city began here. On the square are the buildings of the House of Governors of Chile, the Municipality of Santiago, the Main Post Office, the Royal Audience Building and the Cathedral. Then you will be able to climb the hill of San Cristobal to the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, from where a magnificent panorama of the whole city opens up. Then visit the modern quarters of Santiago: Vitacura, Las Condes and Providencia, travel along the Mapocho River and get acquainted with the majestic architecture of the main avenues of Santiago. After completing the tour return to the hotel. Duration - 4 hours.
Day 10. Santiago
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Group tour with English-speaking guide. You will drive 120km from your hotel in the direction of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the magnificent landscapes of the Curacaví and Casablanca Valley, known mainly for the production of white wines – Sauvignon Blanc and others. Valparaiso (“Valparaíso”) translates as “Paradise Valley” – it is a beautiful city, a part of the history and culture of Latin America and especially Chile. Also it is a main port city. Valparaiso is located like an amphitheater and for the transportation from one to another level of the city was built a network of lifts about a hundred years ago. In total there fifteen cable car routes. During time these wooden trailers became the visitcard of the city. Valparaiso declared by UNESCO as a cultural heritage. You will visit the main attractions of the city – Victoria Square, Plaza Sotomayor, where is located a monument to the heroes of the battle in Iquique (Monumento a los Heroes de Iquique), May 21 Paseo street (Paseo 21 de Mayo), located on a hill where from opens beautiful view of the port and the ocean. The trip will continue in Viña del Mar – the most popular resort in Chile. The city itself is known as the "city of gardens", there are many parks and alleys. The city is the center of a variety of entertainment like casino for example. After lunch at the restaurant take a walk along the beach. You will visit the Quinta Vergara Park in Viña del Mar, where every year the International Song Festival takes place. Return to the hotel in Santiago.
Day 11. Santiago – Lima
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport with a driver. Departure to Lima.
Arrive in Lima. Meeting and transfer to the chosen hotel.
Day 12. Lima – Cusco
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport, flight to Cusco. Meeting, transfer and check-In in the selected hotel. Spare time to relax. Traditional Peruvian tea from the leaves of the coca plant as a welcome note. In the afternoon – a tour of the city of Cusco with a Russian-speaking guide, a visit to the “Coricancha” (Temple of the Sun), where was a place that the Incas made their main ritual feast – the winter solstice, Tambomachai (Inca water worship center) and the architectural complex Saksaihuaman (religious buildings, fortresses, towers, canals, built of huge boulders).
Day 13. Cusco – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Breakfast. Transfer from the hotel to the train station. Departure by comfortable train to Aguas Calientes. Then transfer to the bus to Machu Picchu, the sacred city of the Incas. A fascinating tour of the lost city, discovered by American archaeologist Hiram Bingham in 1911. Walk along Inca trails, visiting ceremonial grounds and terraces, dwellings and temples. Lunch (buffet) in Aguas Calientes. Return by train to Cusco. Transfer to the hotel. Group tour with an English-speaking guide.
Day 14. Cusco – Lima
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Departure to Lima. Meeting and sightseeing tour of the city of Lima with the Russian-speaking guide, visiting its historical and modern areas. The tour starts in the Miraflores area. Walk through the Park of Kisses where is a wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean. Then, a tour of the center of Lima culture – Huaca-Pukliana. After departure to the prestigious district of San Isidro, past the pre-Inca sanctuary of Huaca-Ualyamerka. Then visit the historic part of the city with a tour of the main square of Lima, the Palace of Justice and the San Martin square – the fighter for the independence of Peru. On the central square of the city are the Government Palace, the Municipal Palace and the Archbishop's Palace. Then walk along the historic center past the Desamparados railway station and La Muralia Park, where you can see the remains of the wall that surrounded the city during the colonial era. Visit the monastery of San Francisco with its famous catacombs – the first public cemetery of the city.
Day 15. Lima
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.