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El Rapido

20 Days / 19 Nights – Daily Departures

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.

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    Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1 SANTIAGO
  • Day 2 SANTIAGO (B)
  • Day 3 SANTIAGO – LIMA – CUZCO (B)
  • Day 4 SACRED VALLEY (B L)
  • Day 5 SACRED VALLEY – MACHU PICCHU (B, L, D)
  • Day 6 MACHU PICCHU – CUZCO (B)
  • Day 7 CUZCO (B)
  • Day 8 CUZCO – PUNO (B, L)
  • Day 9 PUNO (B L)
  • Day 10 PUNO – LA PAZ (B, L)
  • Day 11 LA PAZ (B)
  • Day 12 LA PAZ – BUENOS AIRES (B)
  • Day 13 BUENOS AIRES (B)
  • Day 14 BUENOS AIRES (B, D)
  • Day 15 BUENOS AIRES – IGUAZU FALLS (B)
  • Day 16 IGUAZU FALLS (B)
  • Day 17 IGUAZU FALLS – RIO DE JANEIRO (B)
  • Day 18 RIO DE JANEIRO (B L)
  • Day 19 RIO DE JANEIRO (B)
  • Day 20 RIO DE JANEIRO – SANTIAGO (B)
Day 1 SANTIAGO

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel

Day 2 SANTIAGO (B)

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

Day 3 SANTIAGO – LIMA – CUZCO (B)

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

Day 4 SACRED VALLEY (B L)

Full day tour to the sacred valley of the
Incas.

Day 5 SACRED VALLEY – MACHU PICCHU (B, L, D)

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

Day 6 MACHU PICCHU – CUZCO (B)

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

Day 7 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 8 CUZCO – PUNO (B, L)

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

Day 9 PUNO (B L)

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

Day 10 PUNO – LA PAZ (B, L)

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.

Day 11 LA PAZ (B)

 

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

Day 12 LA PAZ – BUENOS AIRES (B)

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

Day 13 BUENOS AIRES (B)

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

Day 14 BUENOS AIRES (B, D)

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.

Day 15 BUENOS AIRES – IGUAZU FALLS (B)

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

Day 16 IGUAZU FALLS (B)

 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.

Day 17 IGUAZU FALLS – RIO DE JANEIRO (B)

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

Day 18 RIO DE JANEIRO (B L)

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.

Day 19 RIO DE JANEIRO (B)

Day at leisure.

Day 20 RIO DE JANEIRO – SANTIAGO (B)

 

Transfer to airport for flight to Santiago

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

El Rapido - ESTIMATED PRICE- PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FINAL RATES Single Twin / Double  
Tourist Hotels $11,690.00 $7,588.00 / person
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Includes

• 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.

Excludes

  • Airport or security taxes
  • Tips
  • * Surcharges apply for Easter, New Years, Rio Carnival
  • • Airport taxes and fuel surcharges (approx $350 pp)11690
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