Treasures of South America - Access Travel

Treasures of South America

13 Days (April 5 - 17, 2020)
Access Expeditions

Day 01: LIMA

Upon arrival, our staff will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel. Overnight in Lima.

Day 02: LIMA - CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY

Breakfast at the hotel. At the coordinated time, we will transfer you to the airport to board your flight to the city of Cusco. Upon arrival, our staff will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel in the Sacred Valley. Rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in the Sacred Valley.

Day 03: SACRED VALLEY

Breakfast at the hotel, then head to an excursion to Chincheros. Meet textile craftswomen for a demonstration of the beautiful fabrics they make, as well as the ancestral dyeing techniques with which they work until today. Visit the archaeological complex afterwards, then head to the Colonial Church of the town for incredible views of the mountain. We will also visit a local market before heading to Maras salt mines.

From Maras we will continue the tour to the archaeological centre of Moray and the Sacred Valley of the Incas has to offer, then head out to lunch.

The group will end the tour at Ollantaytambo, an Inca city still inhabited. Overnight in the Sacred Valley.

Day 04: SACRED VALLEY - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

After breakfast, transfer to the train station to begin the excursion to Machu Picchu.

Once we reach the archaeological site, we will begin a guided tour around the citadel that will last about 2 hours. During the tour you will find temples, palaces, squares and streets of military and agricultural areas. The beauty of Machu Picchu is exalted by the extraordinary scenery where it is located.

At the indicated time, we will descend to the town of Aguas Calientes town, where we will have lunch. Train back to Cusco on Expedition service. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel.

Day 05: CUSCO - BUENOS AIRES

Breakfast at your hotel in Cusco. At the arranged time, we will transfer to the airport for the flight from Peru to Argentina.

Day 06: BUENOS AIRES

The tour includes attractions such as the 9 de Julio Avenue, the Obelisk and Corrientes Street. The first stop will be in the Plaza de Mayo to visit the Cathedral and the Cabildo (Old City Hall). After that, the trip will continue towards the most traditional neighborhood of Buenos Aires, San Telmo, which is characterized by its old colonial houses and the cobblestoned streets.

Later on, the tour will go to La Boca neighborhood, home to the country's first immigrants and popular artists. Soon after, the vehicle continues to Puerto Madero – the old port of the city that was turned into one of the most exclusive gastronomic and residential areas in Buenos Aires.

The next stop will be Palermo before heading to Recoleta, which is one of the most selected neighborhoods and where, among other attractions, the Recoleta Cemetery can be found.

Day 07: BUENOS AIRES

Enjoy a relaxing day at a local farm. You can ride a horse, have some wine and cook your own barbecue.

Day 08: BUENOS AIRES - EL CAFALETE

Travel from Buenos Aires to El Calafate. Overnight at the 4-star Alto Calafate Hotel, situated on a hill and overlooking the gorgeous views of the Argentino Lake and the Cerro Calafate.

Day 09: EL CALAFATE

Visit the renowned Perito Moreno glacier. Along the way, you will discover many Andean pre-cordillera sites. By the Argentino Lake you will access the National Park “Los Glaciares”. You will take the paths and enjoy some time to observe and to have lunch. Then, in the afternoon you will go back to the hotel.

Day 10: EL CALAFATE - RIO DE JANEIRO

Travel from El Calafate to Rio de Janeiro.

Day 11: RIO DE JANEIRO

Today's tour departs the hotel after breakfast to visit the most famous landmarks sites of the city and see the natural beauty of Rio from above.

You will embark on a comfortable train that ascends the mountain from the bottom of the Corcovado Hill and get at the statue of Christ the Redeemer, located 2,300 ft above sea level. The group will then descend the mountain and head to the Sugar Loaf Mountain, where you will join the two stages of the cable-car to get on top of the Hill and appreciate the 360-degree view of Rio de Janeiro.

Day 12: RIO DE JANEIRO

Free day at your own leisure.

Day 13: RIO DE JANEIRO - MANILA

Make your way back to Manila from Rio de Janeiro or move on to your next destination.

Starts at

USD 4175 / person


INCLUSIONS

  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Private services with local English-speaking guides
  • All entrance fees to the sites mentioned in itinerary

EXCLUSIONS

  • International and domestic flights
  • Airport Taxes
  • Visa Fees
  • Meals, snacks and beverages
  • Optional Tours
  • Personal incidentals such as telephone calls, room service, laundry
  • Early check-in, late check-out and hotel extras
  • Gratuities or tips for the guides/hotel staff/restaurants

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Itinerary is subject to change due to local condition.
  • Non-refundable deposit of 1000 USD per pax.
  • Full cancellation charges will be applied to any cancellation made 2 weeks before departure date.
  • This is a join in group tour. Solo, couple and group travelers can join but please note that this tour needs a minimum of 15 pax to run.
  • Additional 1500 USD for single supplement / solo traveler
  • Add-on optional tours: Tulum, Mexico at 2,800 USD/person and/or Cuba at 1,500USD per person
  • Rates can change due to foreign exchange rate

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