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Big South American Adventure

Big South American Adventure
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  • Duration: 24 Days/23 Nights
Day 1. Lima
Welcome to South America and the land of the Incas, Peru! You will arrive in the airport of the capital Lima. Here someone from our staff will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel and you will get a briefing about your whole itinerary. After this you are able to enjoy a delicious dinner in the culinary capital of South-America and maybe a first pisco sour (Peru’s national cocktail).

Day 2. Lima - Cusco
You will be picked up from your hotel in Lima and transferred to the airport. A morning flight takes us high into the Andes to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. You will have time to acclimatize to the altitude and after a light lunch we will have a guided tour of Cusco with a private guide. You will learn about the city’s fascinating past and present. In the evening you have the chance to go to a nice restaurant to try the highland cuisine.

Day 3. Machu Picchu
Get up early for a scenic train ride through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas. Enjoy a private tour of this magical, and afterwards you will have time to explore Machu Picchu further on your own and to make pictures. If you are feeling energetic we recommend you to hike up to the Sun Gate on an original piece of Inca Trail. From the Sun Gate you will be able to enjoy an amazing panoramic view. In the evening you travel back by train to Cusco.

Day 4. Cusco – Amazon Jungle
A short flight takes you from Cusco to the Puerto Maldonado in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. This area of the Amazon is known as the capital of biodiversity. Your nature guide will be waiting for you in the airport and will take you to the small river port. From here you will travel by motorized canoe on the Madre de Dios and Tambopata rivers to our jungle lodge deep in the forest. Get installed in the lodge and start to explore the area with your local guide.

Day 5. Amazon Jungle
Full day to explore the fauna and flora in the Amazon forest with your amazon guide. Go on short walks, visit the Oxbow lakes and enjoy the sounds of mother nature from a hammock. All the food will be provided by the lodge. In the evening you have the chance to go with your guide on the motor canoe to spot the nocturnal wildlife such as caiman, and caipibaras, big rodents that are more active during the night at sides of the river.

Day 6. Amazon Jungle - Lima
Travel back by motor canoe on the river to Puerto Maldonado and fly back to the capital, Lima. Here you can indulge yourself with an amazing dinner again and we can show you some of Lima’s nightlife.

Day 7. Lima
We’ll take you on a city tour of ancestral, colonial and modern Lima. You’ll visit the historic center of Lima, the catacombs of the San Francisco convent, and many other beautiful sites.

Day 8. Santiago de Chile
Transfer to the airport and flight to Santiago de Chile. Here a member of our staff will be waiting for you to bring you to your hotel and to show you around in the city. You will visit the main sites and take the cable car up to Santa Ana Hill for a beautiful panoramic view over Santiago.

Day 9. Santiago de Chile – Puerto Montt
Today you fly to the Puerto Montt, located in the Lake District in southern Chile. Transfer to your hotel, Free time to explore the area.

Day 10. Puerto Montt – Bariloche
Today we organized your travel by the famous Lake Crossing from Puerto Montt in Chile towards Bariloche in Argentina, visiting Lake Llanquihue and sailing through Todos Los Santos Lake. If the weather permits you will enjoy the most amazing landscapes during this full day trip. On the way you will pass the migration office where you will check out from Chile and enter with your passport in Argentina. You will be assisted during the whole day and arrive in San Carlos de Bariloche around 8PM.

Day 11. Bariloche
Free day to enjoy Bariloche, ‘The Argentinean city of Tourism’, with plenty of commerce, hotels, restaurants and night life in a great mountain setting.

Day 12. Bariloche-Ushuaia
Today you have a flight to Ushuaia (by Buenos Aires if necessary), the southernmost city in the world. Tonight you can try the typical local specialty, delicious king crab!!

Day 13. Ushaia
Today we take you on a morning cruise on the Beagle Channel to see the wildlife in the area. You will also see the southernmost lighthouse and youcan get a stamp of the end of the world in your passport.

Day 14. El Calafate
We transfer you to the local airport for our flight to the town of Calafate in the Southern Patagonia region, only 60 km kilometres away from the spectacular Moreno glacier. The food in Patagonia is fantastic, especially the local trout and the roasted lamb, and there are lots of places to try them in this little town.

Day 15. El Calafate
Moreno Glacier, one of the most impressive sights in all Patagonia with its towering walls of white and blue ice, is today’s treat. We start with a hike around the many viewpoints, and then we navigate close to these massive barriers of ice, where the sound of ice calving/falling is overwhelming. Optionally you can take part on an unforgettable guided walk with crampons over the ice on this huge mass of blue and white.

Day 16. El Calafate – Buenos Aires
You will be transferred to the local airport to catch a flight north to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. Here you will be able to enjoy a fantastic Tango Show tonight, including dinner and drinks.

Day 17. Buenos Aires
We’ll take you on a city tour in Buenos Aires. You will visit the historic center of the town, the colorful harbor neighbourhood of La Boca and the famous cemetery where Evita Perron is buried.

Day 18. Buenos Aires- Iguazu Falls
Today you take a flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 19.Iguazu Falls (Visit Argentinean side of the Falls)
After a good breakfast we head to the Argentine side of the falls. Here youwander the walkways to different viewpoints to experience this powerful natural wonder. This incredible setting is home to a wide variety of wildlife. At this side you have the chance to take an optional tour and navigate in a zodiac close to the falls, a wet and thrilling ride!

Day 20. Iguazu Falls (Visit Brazilian side of the Falls)
Today you cross the border to Brazil and visit the National Park of Iguazu from the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls. Optionally you can fly over this amazing waterfalls by helicopter, an unforgettable experience! You spend the night in the Brazilian town of Foz do Iguacu. If you feel like it, you are able to go to a Samba show restaurant tonight.

Day 21. Arrival to Rio de Janeiro
Transfer to the airport and flight to your last destination, Rio de Janeiro. A member of our staff will wait for you in the airport and transfer you to your hotel near the beach. "God made the world in six days, the seventh he devoted to Rio," so say the Cariocas, residents of this beautiful city. You will soon see why.

Day 22. Rio de Janeiro
We take you on a tour to explore the “Cidade Maravilhosa” (Marvellous City). Few cities in the world enjoy such a dramatic setting as Rio. Brilliant, white beaches in Copacabana and Ipanema, the deep blue waters of the Atlantic, the luminescent green of Guanabara Bay, and the bare blue slopes of the Sugar Loaf combine to make Rio unique. Standing over it all, at the top of Corcovado mountain, we visit the huge statue of Christ the Redeemer; the best place to appreciate the city. We also get superb panoramic views of the city and area from the top of the Pao de Açucar -Sugar Loaf - reached by cable car.

Day 23. Rio de Janeiro
Free day in Rio to enjoy its famous beaches, enjoy the atmosphere and don’t forget to drink a fresh coconut on the beach.

Day 24. Departure
End of Trip. Fly back home with memories from a great journey of discovery.