Tour full Argentina Program
Tour full Argentina Program
Tour full Argentina Program
Tour full Argentina Program
Tour full Argentina Program

Argentina - Chile - Perú - Colombia

Days
33 Days / 32 Nights

Tour Description

Exclusive Destinations INC. like no one else takes you to explore the most amazing destinations in South America. Our travel specialists will design authentic travel experiences that will awake your senses and will invite you to discover the flavors of the Latin American culture. In this itinerary you will explore Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Colombia, in your visits you will tour Buenos Aires, Iguazu falls, Patagonia, Santiago de Chile, Atacama, Machu Picchu, and Cartagena as the highlights of your itinerary.
Let us be part of your Adventure, with our expert travel consultants, it's easy to create customized South American tours that suit you perfectly.

DAY 00: FLIGHT WASHINGTON-BUENOS AIRES

FLIGHT FROM WASHINGTON (BWI) TO BUENOS AIRES
Afternoon/ Evening

DAY 1: ARRIVE TO BUENOS AIRES

Arrive in Buenos Aires – Argentina in the morning, where you will be met by your guide after passing the customs area and then transfer (1h) to your Own Hotel Palermo Soho. One night, in a junior suite with balcony



DAY 2: BUENOS AIRES – IGUAZU FALLS

After breakfast, meet your guide and transfer to the domestic airport Jorge Newbery (AEP/ 30 minutes drive) to board your flight to Iguazu (IGR). Upon arrival meet your guide and visit the Brazilian side of the falls.

Declared “World Heritage Site” by the UNESCO. Located on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones, the falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. The waterfall system consists of 275 falls along 2.7 kilometers (1.67 miles). Some of the individual falls are up to 82 meters (269 ft) in height, though the majority are about 64 metres (210 ft). Two thirds of the falls are within Argentine territory. About 900 meters of the 2.7-kilometer length does not have water flowing over it. The edge of the basalt cap recedes only 3 mm (0.1 in) per year. The water of the lower Iguazu collects in a canyon that drains into the Paraná River at Argentina, shortly downstream from the Itaipu dam.

Visit the Brazilian side of the Falls.

Arrival at the Visitors Center, at the entrance of the Iguassu National Park, about 10 kilometers away from downtown Foz do Iguazú. Short stop to see the exhibition and continue onto the National Park, along a paved road that will take us to the magnificent Iguassu Falls. Start a walking tour along the catwalk, measuring one kilometer of easy hike, with several panoramic views of the Falls and a close-up to the Devils’ Throat.

It is a completely different tour when compared to the Argentine side, since you get in front of the falls, as if you were on a balcony. We recommend you to see the falls from both sides. The tour ends at the upper part of Iguassu Falls accessed through a panoramic elevator; from where you get to a lookout point with a view to the upper Iguassu River. Return to the hotel. Overnight: La Cantera hotel in a jungle room.

DAY 3: FALLS IGUAZU – ARGENTINA

Visit the Argentine side of the Falls.


Full day visit to the falls (argentine side) and to "Devil's gorge". Visit to the upper and lower paths around the waterfalls surrounded by lush jungles abundant in plush-crested jays, reddish-bellied parakeets, toucans and coatis.

UPPER PATH: A 500 mts walk (45 minutes), with great views of the Two Sisters, Bosseti, Adam and Eve, Bernabe Mendez, Mbiguá and San Martín falls from the upper part.

LOWER PATH: 1.300 mts walk (1 hour and 30 minutes), to get a different view of the falls, from above. DEVIL’S THROAT: Board a little train that will take you for 4 km to the Devil´s Throat Station, surrounding the upper part of the Iguazu River. Once arrived, take a walkway to the balcony of Devil’s throat (Garganta del Diablo in Spanish). This is a U-shaped, 82-meter-high, 150-meter-wide and 700-meter-long (490 by 2300 feet) cataract, the most impressive of all, that marks the border between Argentina and Brazil.

Inside the Iguazú National Park (Argentina), big trucks will take you to explore 6 kilometers in the humid subtropical forest, as far as the banks of the Iguazú River, downstream from the Falls. Once at the shore, board special zodiac boats for a ride to get direct and wet contact with the mighty Iguassu Falls. Crossing one mile of rapids, the boat gets into the devil's throat canyon approaching the water falls, ending the adventure in front of San Martin island. Return to shore. Catwalks will take you back to your vehicle.

After visiting the Falls, private transfer to Iguazu airport (IGR). Fly towards Buenos Aires.
Reception at the domestic airport (AEP) and transfer to the hotel, OWN Grand Palermo Soho HOTEL in one Junior Suite with Balcony.

DAY 4: FULL DAY TOUR BUENOS AIRES CITY TOUR

The most important sights of Buenos Aires arise from the centerpiece of this half-day tour. Start driving through the narrows streets of the old city and the broad avenues that mark Buenos Aires modern growth. On South America's broadest avenue, 9 de Julio Avenue, we see Colon Theater and the “Obelisco”.

Around the “Plaza de Mayo” (May Square), we will see the “Casa Rosada” (Pink colored House, which houses the mythical balcony from where Evita used to address people), the Cathedral (with the mausoleum of General San Martín, Argentina´s independence hero), and the “Cabildo” (Town Hall). We continue our way through May Avenue, that joins the “Plaza de Mayo” with the Congress, with its Art Nouveau buildings, old hotels, theaters and cafes.

We continue our journey towards San Telmo, a neighborhood of bohemians, artists, antiques shops and cobbled streets. We will pass around Dorrego Square, where each Sunday thousands of tourists and “porteños” (Buenos Aires inhabitants) visit the antique fair that is held there. Our tour goes on to the neighborhood of La Boca, with its colorful tenements, where a lot of artists open their studios and workshops. We will walk along the mythical street of “Caminito.

We continue our visit in Puerto Madero (formerly: “The Docks” port area). In constant development, this gentrified neighborhood was totally redesigned in the nineties. Its new residential area, very close to the river, houses three design hotels, chic restaurants and exclusive apartment buildings.

We head towards the north where we will stop at San Martín Square, surrounded by elegant buildings with French architecture, and one of the most aristocratic areas of Buenos Aires.

We continue our tour in the traditional neighborhood of Palermo, strolling along its large parks, rose gardens and lakes, the porteños favorite place to practice sports or give long walks, we end our tour in Recoleta district, one of the most fashionable parts of the city, which includes South America's most opulent and extraordinary cemetery, the resting place of Eva Peron. Overnight: OWN Grand Palermo Soho HOTEL in one Junior Suite with Balcony DBL.

DAY 5: BUENOS AIRES

Day at leisure, Overnight: OWN Grand Palermo Soho HOTEL in one Junior Suite with Balcony DBL.

DAY 6: BUENOS AIRES – CALAFATE

Private transfer from the hotel to Buenos Aires domestic airport (AEP). Fly towards El Calafate, reception at the airport and transfer to the Kosten Aike Hotel in a Superior DBL room.

DAY 7: FULL DAY TOUR OF CALAFATE VISIT THE GLACIER PIONEROS (SHARED TOUR)

The old route of estancias connects the patagonian culture. Indigenous villages, steppe and pioneers. On the journey we get to see estancias and painting caves. Within the forest ñires PNLG announces the arrival at the Nibepo Aike farm. We ‘re going to visit the town enjoying the rural environment, and later enjoy a typical barbecue table with tasting of the best argentinian wines. In the afternoon we navigate the South and Rico arms of the Argentinian Lake. A crossing lasting about an hour, with a view of the mountain rangers “Adriana” and “Moreno”.

We land on the beach “Las Monedas”, for a walk in the woods, watching interesting environmental changes. At the end, the imposing Perito Moreno Glacier will be seen from our boat. After the navigation you will be able to visit the famous gateways, where we will be for around 2 hours in an attractive schedule and with less public for you to enjoy quietly.

Return to the hotel. Overnight: Kosten Aike Hotel – 01 Superior DBL room.

DAY 8: FULL DAY ESTANCIA CRISTINA (SHARED TOUR)

Estancia Cristina was founded in 1914 by Joseph Percival Masters, an Englishman who came to Patagonia with his wife in 1900. They had two kids: Percival Herbert Masters in 1902 and Elinor Cristina Masters in 1904. Mr. Masters named his home Estancia Cristina in honor to his little daughter. They lived in tents set near the lake for the first year. Needless to say, the first years were times of hard work, effort and restraint. The estancia grew and had up to 22,000 hectares of land surrounded by glaciers, snow peaks and lakes of great natural beauty. Cattle then consisted of 27,000 sheep, 30 cows and some 50 horses. When Mr. and Mrs. Masters died, the estancia went into Herbert´s hands, who was then married to Janet Mc Donald. Herbert died in 1984, leaving Janet to manage the property alone. Janet died in 1997. Nowadays, the idea is to keep well alive the history of this family who -with the effort and endurance common to every old pioneer - left an everlasting mark in this unique region.

After breakfast, early pick up for a 30-minute drive to Puerto Banderas. Departure at 8.15 am on board of modern and comfortable ships. Sailing among icebergs on the Argentino lake and watching the breathtaking views of the occidental front of the Glaciar Upsala. Arrival at the port of Estancia Cristina at 11:30 hours.

Day at Estancia Cristina, to enjoy the facilities and activities such us:

HIKING TO "CAÑADÓN DE LOS FÓSILES"
Duration: 5 hours
Level of difficulty: Medium

Climbing on 4X4 vehicles traversing 9.5 kilometers through a mountain path. Walk on the glacier- eroded rocks. Views of Lago Guillermo, the breathtaking oriental front of Glaciar Upsala, the Patagonian Ice Fields, Cerro Murallón and Cerro Don Bosco.
Descent hiking along the “Cañadón de los Fósiles”, the area where thousands of fossils can be seen stuck in -and showing up from-the rocks, as a result of the action of the glaciers. This valley offers features which are unique in the park. Afternoon departure back to Puerto Banderas, arriving at 7 pm approximately. Overnight: Kosten Aike Hotel one Superior DBL room.

DAY 9: CALAFATE – TORRES DEL PAINE

Shared transfer provided by Tierra Patagonia from El Calafate to Tierra Patagonia, located in Torres del Paine National Park. Distance: 245 km – 3 hours approximately + the time you spend at the border doing migrations.

Drive through rolling grasslands and classical Patagonian steppe landscape to Chile. Torres del Paine is a 600,000 acre park declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978. General views of the Paine massif will be had as we approach the park. The Paine Massif is a truly spectacular nest of pinkish granitic mountains, capped with sedimentary rock. It is surrounded by a necklace of multicolored glacial lakes and deciduous southern beech forests. Paine possesses some of the most incredible mountain scenery to be seen anywhere. We will come across herds of guanacos (wild llamas) that allow us to get within a thrilling 15 yards. Among other species we find lesser rheas (American ostrich), red & gray foxes, and possibly mountain lions. The birdlife includes condors, crested caracaras, buff-necked ibis, Austral parakeet, Austral trush, varieties of falcons, black-necked and coscoroba swans, flamingos and more. Overnight: Tierra Patagonia Hotel – 01 DBL STANDARD room.

DAY 10: FULL DAY OF EXPLORATION IN TORRES DEL PAINE

Tierra Patagonia excursions are led by qualified and experienced guides; with them you can do many different activities, such as hikes, horse rides, scenic visits or bicycle rides to discover the places of interest in the Torres del Paine National Park, as well as other less explored areas outside the borders of the park.

Every day you can choose two half day excursions or one full day excursion:
• Half Day: morning and/or afternoon, lunch is taken in the hotel.
• Full Day: start in the morning and a lunch box is provided, with return to the hotel in the afternoon, usually after 18.00 hrs.

You will be able to choose activities such as:

Scenic Salto Grande (half day).
Trekking: 20 min
Difficulty: Easy
Driving time: 2h30 (round trip)

This half day trip focuses on the delights that the heart of Torres del Paine National Park has to offer. Some of the highlights from this magnificent excursion are Mirador Sarmiento from where you can see the biggest lake inside the park in all of its splendor, Laguna Amarga with its milky waters that are four times saltier than the ocean, Mirador Nordenskjöld right in front of the massif and of course the Salto Grande, where we will take a short walk to see this impressive waterfall. At this point we return to the hotel

Ferrier and Lago Grey
Mirador Ferrier trekking: 3 to 4 hours / 6 km
Lago Grey trekking: 1h30 / 4 km
Difficulty: Difficult
Driving time: 2h30 (round trip)

This option combines two different excursions: Mirador Ferrier which is a very challenging hike and Lago Grey which is an easy hike. You will leave the hotel at 9:00 am and drive all the way to the western side of Torres del Paine National Park. It takes 2 hours to get there; however it is a very scenic drive. From the rangers station you start hiking up the hill towards Mirador Ferrier, the terrain is very steep and we gain altitude very quickly (550 mts ascent), walking through a beautiful lenga forest and some open areas exposed to the wind. At the windy lookout you have spectacular views (depending on weather conditions) of Grey Glacier, Paine Massif, Paine river, Lago del Toro, etc. The descent is same way, very steep, make sure your knees are in good shape for 2 hours of fun.

Time lunch near Hosteria Grey and some rest before your next hiking. Departing from the ranger’s station you cross a hanging bridge over Pingo river and head 10 minutes towards the beach through a forest where often some Austral Parakeets can be seen. The walk takes you to see the very impressive icebergs near the shore and the Grey Glacier can be seen from the distance, it can be very windy. Overnight: Tierra Patagonia Hotel – 01 DBL room

DAY 11: FULL DAY OF EXPLORATION THE AREA

Day of exploration the area.
Overnight: Tierra Patagonia Hotel – 01 DBL room

HALF DAY HORSE RIDE ESTANCIA LAZO.

From the hotel we drive southwards to the Estancia Lazo. It is a scenic drive, with great views of Lake Sarmiento. The ride starts from the Lazo Hosteria and passes through an ancient forest of lenga trees. After an hour or so, we arrive at a lookout point with panoramic views of the Paine Massif. We return through the forest back to the farm, with our gaucho constantly at our side.

Las Chinas Valley.

We leave the hotel in an eastbound direction towards Cerro Guido. Entering the Baguales sector and continuing north until we will reach the Las Chinas Valley (1hr). From this point we will cross the valley of one of the most rugged and secret places of Patagonia with two finishing points: Estancia Los Leones and for the more seasoned biker, Estancia Cerro Guido.

Half Day voyage to Laguna Azul.

From the hotel we head north to the Laguna Azul area and enjoy spectacular views of the North, Central and South towers, weather permitting. Enjoy a short walk along the north shore of the lake and in springtime and summer see many birds in the lenga woods. We drive on to see the Paine Waterfall and Laguna Amarga, with beautiful views of the local areas. Overnight: Tierra Patagonia Hotel – 01 DBL room.

DAY 12: TORRES DEL PAINE – SANTIAGO DE CHILE

Shared transfer from Tierra Patagonia to Puerto Natales or Punta Arenas to board your flight towards Santiago de Chile.

Distance: Torres del Paine – Puerto Natales - 1 hour approximately – 96 km
Torres del Paine – Punta Arenas: 4 hours / 320 km approximately
Arriving to Santiago de Chile, meet your local english speaking guide and driver for the private transfer to Atton El Bosque Hotel, two nights in a DBL room, B&B.

DAY 13: FULL DAY TOUR OF SANTIAGO AND CONCHA Y TORO WINERY

Our guide and the driver will be picked up at your hotel to start our City Tour Santiago , to visit the main attractions of our city, such as Cerro Santa Lucia, Barrio Civico, Historic Santiago, La Moneda Palace, the Municipality of Santiago, national Historical Museum, Cathedral of Santiago and in these stories differently advances a conservative society, revealing and the most important milestones in our national history and the great relevance for us. Later, we will go by the financial sector in the upper area of our city. Stop, stop in one of the most prestigious craft shops sampling to finish our city tour.

SIB Half day excursion to Concha y Toro winery.

Visit one of the largest vineyards in Chile, Concha y Toro. We will drive for town 40 minutes to reach Pirque. Once there, you will be received and greeted by a guide at Don Melchor Square. Here, you will enjoy the panoramic view accompanied by a glass of wine. With your wine in hand, you can walk around the old park and feel as if you are going back in time as you see the Pirque Casona (Big house), which is the Concha y Toro family residence. See this remarkable place which is a major wine company in Chile and emerged more than 100 years ago. At the Pirque vineyards, you´ll learn about the vines and the technological wine-making processes to produce high quality wine. Once the tour is over, you will be taken back to your Atton El Bosque hotel.

DAY 14: FULL DAY FREE IN SANTIAGO

Day at leisure, Overnight: you will be back to your Atton El Bosque hotel.

DAY 15: FLIGHT FROM SANTIAGO TO ATACAMA
Private transfer from the Atton El Bosque hotel, to the airport to take your flight to Atacama, arriving to Atacama, meet your local english speaking guide and driver for the private transfer to Casa Atacama Hotel, two nights in a Deluxe room, full board and activities.

The program all-inclusive includes, open bar, national beer, beverages, wines and drinking, entrances to San Pedro Nationals Park, daily two half day excursions or one full day excursion along with other guest (one full day or half day excursion for arrival day or departure day), use of facilities.

DAY 16: FULL DAY OF ACTIVITIES IN ATACAMA

Full day of activities at the desert of Atacama.
Daily two half day excursions or one full day excursion along with other guest (one full day or half day excursion for arrival day or departure day).

DAY 17: FULL DAY OF ACTIVITIES IN ATACAMA

Full day of activities at the desert of Atacama.

Daily two half day excursions or one full day excursion along with other guest (one full day or half day excursion for arrival day or departure day).

DAY 18: SANTIAGO – LIMA

Arrival Lima, Meet & greet and transfer to your hotel (Private)

Private transfer from the hotel to de airport, upon your arrival in Lima, you will be met by your transfer-man who will assist you with your luggage and check-in procedures at your hotel. You will receive a contact information sheet with all the hotel’s information as well as our office's contact information for each city and the 24-hour emergency numbers for any further assistance you may require.
Accommodation at Casa Andina Premium Miraflores hotel for two nights in one Superior room.

DAY 19: LIMA

Day at leisure for passenger’s own activities.

Accommodation at Casa Andina Premium Miraflores hotel in one Superior room.

DAY 20: LIMA/CUSCO/SACRED VALLEY

At the appropriate time, you will be met by your transfer-man who will assist you with your flight to Cusco. When you arrive to Cusco, the Imperial City, you will be met by your transfer-man and private driver who will assist you with your luggage and will drive you to your hotel located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Transfer Cusco / Sacred Valley via Awanacancha (Private)

On the way, visit Awanacancha textile center to observe traditional Andean weaving and to see the four types of camel-related Andean animals – llamas, guanacos, alpacas and vicuñas. Alpacas have thick wool and is the most commonly used while the vicuñas are small and delicate with fur considered the finest. Awanacancha is a weaving center with the goal to keep alive the traditional textile arts. Here you can meet these four types of camelids, learn about the harvesting of the different wools, the natural dying techniques and have a chance to see native weavers from different areas showing their different weaving secrets and lifestyle. Accommodation at Casa Andina Premiun hotel for two nights in Superior Deluxe room, including breakfast, hotel tax and service charge

DAY 21: SACRED VALLEY

FD Tour to Pisac Ruins, Pisac Market & Ollantaytambo fortress with Lunch (Private)

Your first visit is the town of Pisac, where the Incas built an observatory to study astronomy as well as an impressive network of cultivated terrace. After this, you will have the opportunity to bargain with vendors at the local handicraft market in Pisac. Lunch will be served at Hacienda Sarapampa. Opened to visitors in 2015, Hacienda Sarapampa offers a unique live experience in a working farm where you can learn first-hand about the Cusco Giant White corn and its production, the hacienda life and delight yourself with a Farm to Table lunch while you enjoying the surrounding landscape of the farm and the Sacred Valley. Feel like a Unique guest and experience the real taste of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

After lunch, continue to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. The site was built just as the Spaniards arrived to these territories and evidence of how it was built is still visible. After seeing the magnificent past of the spot stroll through the quaint streets of the present town before returning to your hotel. Accommodation at Casa Andina Premiun hotel in Superior Deluxe room, including breakfast, Lunch, hotel tax and service charge.

DAY 22: SACRED VALLEY – MACHU PICCHU

FD Tor to Machu Picchu via RT Vistadome Train (Private guided tour)

This morning, you will be transferred to Ollantaytambo's train station, located close to the site where the old Inca hanging bridge crossed the Urubamba. Onboard the Vistadome train you will move along the tracks following the river's course into the jungle lowlands to Aguas Calientes a.k.a. Machu Picchu Pueblo (a 2-hour ride). This is the last stop before getting to the famous archaeological complex. Find crafts, books, restaurants and array of hotels in this buzzling town. The bus zig-zags up the steep side of the mountain for nearly 20 minutes. The pre-Hispanic engineering marvel unveils itself gradually; this was the site Pachacutec Inca (1438-1572) chose as royal retreat and where his "malqui" or mummified remains were to be worshiped. Machu Picchu or "Old Mountain" is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders yet the traveler senses a beauty unmatched by these or any other title. How was such a work accomplished? Granite stone buildings that seem to naturally sprout from the earth instead of being constructed on it. Andean mountain aesthetics can truly be appreciated at Machu Picchu; explore the site at your own pace. Visit the Royal Mausoleum or take the path to the Inca Bridge, or the central flight of steps to reach Intihuatana. Or simply contemplate the sacred geography all around; the Urubamba nearly encircling the site and Mount Salkantay ("Wild"), overlooking the citadel from the southeast. Buffet Lunch at Tinkuy Restaurant – Sanctuary Lodge hotel is included this day.

Note.- There are 2 shifts for the visit of Machu Picchu citadel, the AM Shift and PM Shift. You are scheduled to visit at any of these turns (not both) and the shift confirmed will depend on the train schedule that we will be able to confirm upon booking time. In the afternoon, take the shuttle bus down to Aguas Calientes town for overnight. Accommodation at InkaTerra hotel for one night in one Deluxe room, including breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, hotel tax and service charge.

DAY 23: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Second Entrance to Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu Mountain (without guide)

This morning you will have a second visit of Machu Picchu citadel (Without guide). Today you can Hike to Inti Punku, or Sun Gate, original gateway into Machu Picchu when approaching the site along the Inca Trail. Inti Punku is the first point in the Inca Trail where the ruins of Machu Picchu are visible. (Approximate total time for this excursion is 2.5 hours: 75 minutes to get there, and 75 minutes to return). Views of the site and surrounding landscape along the route are superb. Another challenging option is Hike up to Huayna Picchu, the mountain behind Machu Picchu. This hike is strenuous and recommended only for travelers comfortable with heights and who have a good fitness level. A fair amount of climbing is required. Get fabulous views of Machu Picchu from the top. Total time for this excursion? 2.5 hours. If Huayna Picchu mountain is not available you might hike to another challenging mountain called Machu Picchu Mountain, even higher than Huayna Picchu. You may want to extend your hike and go to the Moon Temple as well, which is close to Huayna Picchu. This adds an extra hour total to this excursion. Total time for the Huanya Picchu visit, including the Moon Temple? 3.5 hours. (This hike requires advanced reservations.) The last but not least take a 45-minute hike along a narrow Inca road that leads to an ancient stone bridge.
In the afternoon head to the train station of Aguas Calientes and from there take the Vistadome Train back to Ollantaytambo (train Station). Upon arrival to Ollantaytambo, a private transport will be waiting for you to take you to Cusco city.
Accommodation at Aranwa Cusco Boutique hotel for Two nights at Deluxe room. Buffet Breakfast and local taxes included for today.

DAY 24: CUSCO

Morning at leisure for passenger’s own activities

HD City tour of Cusco & Nearby ruins (Private)

In the afternooon, visit to the city of Cusco & nearby ruins. Inca rulers once called Cusco the "Navel of the World". Cusco remains today a city that blends colonial Spanish charm with older, more austere remains of pre-Columbian glory. One can see the foundations of Inca structures on many of its city streets today. Today you will go on a guided visit of the Imperial City of Cusco. In this Cusco city tour, you will visit the Main Plaza, which has been the scene of great historical events in the Capital of the Incas, the main Cathedral church, built of great slabs of red granite in renaissance style and thus contrasting with the baroque style silverwork which decorates its interior. You will then continue on to the Santo Domingo church, built upon the foundations of the Inca temple Koricancha, which was dedicated to S un worship. Later, you will head to the City’s nearby ruins; the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, a magnificent example of Incan military power; Qenqo, a ritualistic site with subterranean galleries that form an underground maze; Puca Pucara, the red fortress and finally Tambomachay, also known as the Incan Baths. After this amazing educative Cusco city tour, you will be driven back to your hotel. Accommodation at Mercato hotel.

DAY 25: CUSCO – PUNO

FD Land transfer from Cusco to Puno with Stops on route & Lunch (Private car/guide)

Early departure by private car & guide to the City of Puno. During the trip, we pass by the lovely Wacarpay Lake, offering spectacular views of the mountains reflected in its calm waters. We continue to the beautiful Town of Andahuaylillas, and visit the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, better known as the Sistine Chapel of the Americas, due to its decorated polychrome ceiling. On the way, we stop in Raqchi, where we can see a spectacular Inca Sanctuary built by the Inca Pachacutec and dedicated to the great Inca God of Wiracocha; it has a great central wall with a stone base of fine Inca architecture, other walls made of giant adobe bricks and the structure also has two circular lateral columns; around the Temple are several buildings once used for housing and storage. About 70 kms further on, we pass through the La Raya Ranch where we can see herds of vicuñas and llamas. Buffet lunch in a quiet countryside restaurant, where we can enjoy the delightful culinary art of the region. Travel along the High Plateau of the Collao, stopping at the Town of Ayaviri, an important livestock and textile centre, to visit the impressive Temple of Kalasasaya, remnants of the ancient Pucara Culture. After 6 hours-drive (approximately) arrival to the city of Puno and transfer to your hotel. Accommodation at Casa Andina Premium Puno hotel for two nights in one Superior room. Buffet Breakfast, lunch and local taxes included for today.

DAY 26: PUNO – LAKE TITICACA – SUASI ISLAND

In the northeastern region of Lake Titicaca lies Suasi, an island of 43 hectares where everything is different: the sunset, the dawn and even the rains and storms. Closer to the sun, the moon and the stars, the island of Suasi offers a unique way of living the experience of Lake Titicaca, a magical explosion of senses that invite introspection. The hotel is located on a peaceful esplanade surrounded by beautiful gardens and flowers protected by a hill in the northern part of the island and has been built entirely from local materials such as wood, stones and reeds of totora. Additionally, this property works entirely with solar energy.
The immensity of the lake and its beauty can be contemplated from each of the 24 Hotel Isla Suasi rooms, all with large windows and practical balconies. For the most demanding guests, they also have a Bungalow, a Private cottage that lies on a beautiful private beach in the lower part of the island.

Recommendations: sunglasses, sunscreen, moisturizer, hat, clothing Warm and comfortable, camera.

First day:
The hotel offer an exclusive service, in speedboats, sailing through TITICACA lake, in own boat. Navigation begins at the main port of Puno at 07:00 hrs. includes the transfer from other hotels in Puno to the main port of Puno, the pick-up point should be specified
Guided tour of the Uros Floating Islands (includes cultural activity – duration Approx .: 50 minutes.

Guided visit to Taquile Island (includes cultural activity - duration 50 minutes approximately)
English / Spanish bilingual guide. Entrance tickets to the islands of UROS - TAQUILE - SUASI. 01 bottle of water per person. Arrival and welcome to Isla Suasi Hotel and a brief description of the services and activities to do during your stay. Lunch at hotel.

Suggested Activities:
Walk to Itapilluni
Departure time: 4.30 - 5.00pm
Duration: 2hrs
Description: A walk at dusk where you can find species of flora and fauna native to the altiplano, including species of camelids and vizcachas. The island is crossed by gentle paths that run from north to south. From the highest point of Suasi Island, Cerro Itapilluni, the sunset is appreciated, when Dazzling colors of dream cross the sky. It is an almost experience mysticism. Dinner at hotel. Accommodation at Isla Suasi hotel in one Tradicional room for two nights. Buffet Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local taxes included for today.

DAY 27: SUASI ISLAND

Suggested Activities:

Martha's cultural hut
Recommended schedule: mornings or afternoons
Duration: variable
Description: Martha Giraldo, the owner of the island, runs a cultural hut where our travelers will know the uniqueness of the Altiplano and Titicaca ecosystem, highlighting the human intervention throughout history in livestock, agriculture, ceramics and textile. The cabin has one of the most libraries complete on the Altiplano.

Massages in Titicaca (not included in the overall cost).
Duration: Massages: 30 minutes and 1 hour / Massages with hot stones: 1 hour and 20 minutes
Description: The massage room matches the rusticity of the island.
Massages: Using products from the highlands, the traveler enjoys an experience relaxing and healthy in environments with music, candles and incenses and with a unique view of the Titicaca.
Hot stone massage: Stimulates the senses, oxygenates the blood and balances our chakras giving a sense of harmony. The heat of the stones, penetrates the muscles and joints.

The night in the Titicaca - observation of Stars and bonfire
Recommended schedule: night
Duration: 2 hours
Description: The traveler will be able to know the southern sky and receive an explanation about the cosmology that the Andean peoples have developed over time. The Experience ends with wine and campfire in the light of the moon. Dinner. Accommodation at Isla Suasi hotel in one Tradicional room. Buffet Breakfast, lunch, dinner and local taxes included for today.

DAY 28: SUASI – PUNO – LIMA

Transfer Lake Hotels / Juliaca Airport – Lima (private)

At the appropriate time, our representative will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer you to the Juliaca Airport to fly to your next destination Lima. Arrival Lima, reception at the hotel and transfer to your hotel. Accommodation at Casa Andina Premium Miraflores hotel for one night in one Superior room.

DAY 29: LIMA – BOGOTA – CARTAGENA

Transfer hotel / Lima Airport (private)

At the appropriate time our representative will transfer you to Lima airport to take your international flight onto your next destination. This person will assist you with the corresponding check-in procedures and all departure formalities. Arrive to Cartagena where your Guide will take you to your Boutique hotel or beach hotel for 4 nights. (double occupancy) breakfast and taxes included.

DAY 30: FULL DAY TOUR OF BARU ISLAND

Baru Island is located around 30km south of Cartagena on Colombia’s Caribbean coast and is reachable by bus or boat from Cartagena.

A verdant peninsula jutting out below Cartagena and lapped by the glass-clear waters of the Caribbean, Baru Island has long been touted as one of Colombia’s most serene beach resorts and deservedly so. The aptly named Playa Blanca is the undeniable highlight, an expanse of powder-white sands, where you can sip cocktails and tuck into fresh seafood on the beach, enjoy water sports like jet-skiing and speed-boating, or while away the afternoon swimming and snorkelling.
Baru Island is also the gateway to the Rosario Islands National Park, a cluster of islands renowned for their colorful corals and a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkelling. Overnight in Cartagena.

DAY 31: FULL DAY OF CARTAGENA

The tour begins with a visit to the “Convento de la Popa”, where the city’s highest point is located and you can enjoy the best view of the beautiful city of Cartagena. This convent was built in the 17th century by the Augustinian Monks. Initially it was just a small wooden chapel, but later it was replaced by a strong construction which still remains.

Continue with a visit to the “Castillo de San Felipe”. This castle was built by the Spaniards in the 1600s and it is the greatest and strongest fortress ever built in a Spanish colony. Located at the top of San Lázaro hill, its purpose was to protect and guard the city’s landward side from any attack or invasion. This fortress provides a complex system of tunnels connected with strategic points to distribute provisions and facilitate a possible evacuation. Additionally, the tunnel’s architecture was built so that any noise would echo along them, in order to make internal communications easier and hear even the slightest sound of the enemies approaching.

Afterwards, a walk through “Las Bóvedas” is included. These 23 vaults were built in the 18th century and they are considered the last major colonial construction made within the city walls for military purposes. The vaults were used as storerooms for munitions and provisions by the Spaniards, and later on, they became jail cells. Nowadays, they are used as crafts markets where you can find handicrafts, antiques, galleries, jewelry, clothing and souvenirs, among other things.

At the end of the tour you will take a walk through the inner walled section of the colonial city. Discover Cartagena’s rich history and beautiful colonial architecture where you will admire the old houses, stunning balconies and different little squares. You will know more about the culture of Cartagena and its interesting architecture as you walk through the different cobbled streets and plazas; each street has a different story to tell. You will also see this city alive, with its students, vendors, and all the people that live there.

DAY 32: FULL DAY IN CARTAGENA

Day of leisure for passenger’s own activities, overnight in Cartagena.

DAY 33: FLIGHT BACK TO US.

Transfer from the hotel to the airport in time to take your flight back to USA.

End of our services.


Following services and hotels rates are net

Total for services (Prices per person in USD per total nights / Double Room / Breakfasts and taxes are included)

Price 2016

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IMPORTANT NOTES

This trip schedule in South America and all touring arrangements herein are subject to change without notice and can be altered by unforeseen conditions like natural disasters, strikes or acts of God, if that is the case the tour will be operated in a different sequence, depending on operational considerations. All hotels are subject to availability and can be substituted for similar hotels. It is the traveler’s responsibility to have a valid passport, with more than 6 months before expiration date. Please be aware that Brazil requires visa for US citizens.
All payments for custom-designed itineraries are non-refundable in the event of cancellation by passengers. Travel insurance is highly recommended.