Explore the beauty of South America during this exhilarating vacation to Brazil, Argentina, and Peru. Visit its cosmopolitan and lively cities as well as its ancient treasures and scenic highlights. A vacation highlight is the Amazon Jungle. Cruise along the chocolate-colored Rio Negro to its confluence with the yellow-gray Rio Solimões, where the two rivers forming the Amazon meet. Watch for the captivating native flora and fauna. More spectacular scenery awaits at Iguassu Falls, where you will marvel at the stunning panoramic views of many of the 275 cataracts that make up Iguassu Falls—with its clouds of spray, incessant roar, and surrounding tropical growth. </BR></BR>And that’s just the start! Discover the fascinating cities—Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Lima. You’ll have guided sightseeing with a local expert and leisure time in each city to browse the shops, sip the local drinks, sample the local cuisine, and explore the many sights. There’s also Machu Picchu. About 1,000 people once lived there—in around 200 structures—but archaeologists still don’t know its true purpose. Your first glimpse of this city poised high above the jungle-covered ravines is one of the most majestic images in South America.</BR></BR>From the vibrant cities to the ancient structures, this vacation to South America has it all! So, grab your camera and be prepared for a trip of a lifetime.
BRAZIL’S AMAZON Guided city sightseeing; “Meeting of the Waters” cruise; visit the Manaus Opera House, a jungle island, monkey reserve, and a native Amazon village; guided canoe rides and jungle walksRIO DE JANEIRO Cable-car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain; welcome dinner; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Corcovado Mountain and the cathedral; Samba show and churrascaria dinnerBUENOS AIRES Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, Cemetery of the Recoleta; [LF] Tango dance lesson; Tango showIGUASSU FALLS Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit both sides of the falls; Ecological Jungle TrainLIMA Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery; [LF] dinner at Larco Herrera Museum; [LF] local Peruvian food marketSACRED VALLEY Visit Kenko Amphitheater and Pisac; [LF] Mother Earth Ceremony with a shaman; visit Ollantaytambo and [LF] a local home visit for a glimpse into rural Peruvian lifeMACHU PICCHU Take the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley; sightseeing with Local Guide and two days entrance to the ruinsCUSCO Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the cathedral, the Santo Domingo Monastery, and Temple of Sacsayhuaman; farewell dinnerHeadsets throughout the tour
Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 11 three-course dinners including a welcome dinner, churrascaria dinner with Samba show in Rio, steak dinner with Tango show in Buenos Aires, and a farewell dinner in Cusco
NOTE:Participation in this tour requires guest’s name exactly as it appears on his/her passport, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at the time of booking.