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Cariocas, Gauchos & Incas

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.

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    Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1 RIO DE JANEIRO
  • Day 2 RIO DE JANEIRO (B, L)
  • Day 3 RIO DE JANEIRO (B, D)
  • Day 4 RIO DE JANEIRO - IGUAZU FALLS (B)
  • Day 5 IGUAZU FALLS (B)
  • Day 6 IGUAZU FALLS - BUENOS AIRES (B)
  • Day 7 BUENOS AIRES (B, D)
  • Day 8 BUENOS AIRES (B, L)
  • Day 9 BUENOS AIRES - BARILOCHE (B)
  • Day 10 BARILOCHE (B)
  • Day 11 BARILOCHE - PUERTO VARAS (B)
  • Day 12 PUERTO VARAS (B)
  • Day 13 PUERTO VARAS - SANTIAGO - LIMA (B)
  • Day 14 LIMA - AMAZON JUNGLE (B, L, D)
  • Day 15 AMAZON JUNGLE (B, L, D)
  • Day 16 AMAZON JUNGLE- CUZCO (B)
  • Day 17 CUZCO (B)
  • Day 18 CUZCO - SACRED VALLEY (B, L)
  • Day 19 SACRED VALLEY - MACHU PICCHU (B, L, D)
  • Day 20 MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO (B)
  • Day 21 CUZCO - PUNO (B, L)
  • Day 22 UROS ISLAND (B)
  • Day 23 PUNO - LA PAZ (B, L)
  • Day 24 LA PAZ (B)
  • Day 25 LA PAZ - SANTIAGO (B)
  • Day 26 SANTIAGO (B)
  • Day 27 SANTIAGO (B)
Day 1 RIO DE JANEIRO

Transfer to hotel.

Day 2 RIO DE JANEIRO (B, L)

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.

Day 3 RIO DE JANEIRO (B, D)

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

Day 4 RIO DE JANEIRO - IGUAZU FALLS (B)

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

Day 5 IGUAZU FALLS (B)

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

Day 6 IGUAZU FALLS - BUENOS AIRES (B)

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

Day 7 BUENOS AIRES (B, D)

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.

Day 8 BUENOS AIRES (B, L)

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

Day 9 BUENOS AIRES - BARILOCHE (B)

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

Day 10 BARILOCHE (B)

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

Day 11 BARILOCHE - PUERTO VARAS (B)

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

Day 12 PUERTO VARAS (B)

Half day tour visiting Puerto Varas and
Puerto Montt.

Day 13 PUERTO VARAS - SANTIAGO - LIMA (B)

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

Day 14 LIMA - AMAZON JUNGLE (B, L, D)

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.

 

Day 15 AMAZON JUNGLE (B, L, D)

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

Day 16 AMAZON JUNGLE- CUZCO (B)

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.

Day 17 CUZCO (B)

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.

Day 18 CUZCO - SACRED VALLEY (B, L)

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

Day 19 SACRED VALLEY - MACHU PICCHU (B, L, D)

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.

Day 20 MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO (B)

Morning free to visit ruins. Afternoon train to Cuzco.

Day 21 CUZCO - PUNO (B, L)

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

Day 22 UROS ISLAND (B)

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

Day 23 PUNO - LA PAZ (B, L)

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.

Day 24 LA PAZ (B)

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

Day 25 LA PAZ - SANTIAGO (B)

Transfer to airport, flight to Santiago.

Day 26 SANTIAGO (B)

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.

Day 27 SANTIAGO (B)

Transfer to airport for your return flight home.

*Prices can change on more than one factor such as accomodation, availability, etc.

Cariocas, Gauchos & Incas - Estimated Price- Please Contact us for Final Rates Single Twin / Double  
Tourist Class Hotels $14,980.00 $10,270.00 / person
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More About Cariocas, Gauchos & Incas

Includes

• 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)

Excludes

  • Airport taxes or security taxes
  • Tips
  • Surcharges apply for Easter, New Years, Rio Carnival
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