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Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil
28 Days / 27 Nights

Lima, Cusco, Pisac Indian Market and Ollantaytambo Fortress, Machu Picchu overnight, Amazon adventure at Posada Amazonas, Lake Titikaka crossing to La Paz in Bolivia, Santiago, Puerto Montt, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro

Day 1 - Arrival in Lima
Peru... home to one of the earliest and most advanced civilizations in the Western Hemisphere... Under the rule of powerful kings, an incredible people known as the Incas amassed an empire that built systems of winding mountain roads, remarkable cities, and an unforgettable legacy. One is still mystified today by their amazing accomplishments, as can be seen at the hidden and fascinating Machu Picchu... Take a trip back in time and explore the roots of an ancient civilization that left behind some of the most interesting and awe-inspiring constructions in the world.
Upon arrival at the airport a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and help you in registering.

Day 2 - Lima
American Breakfast at your hotel. Tour of Colonial and Modern Lima and a Visit to the Gold Museum - This half-day tour visits both the colonial and modern sections of this "City of Kings." Colonial sites include the lovely Plaza de Armas with its cathedral and palace, and the exquisite Torre Tagle Palace modern day seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In modern Lima, drive along the exclusive residential areas of Miraflores and San Isidro. Then visit Peru's famous museum, which houses a priceless collection of pre-Colombian gold artifacts as well as the private armory of Miguel Mujica Gallo. Some of the cultures represented in this collection include the Chavin, Paracas, Nazca, Tiahuanaco and Inca.

Day 3 - The Amazon
American Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer from hotel to airport. Flight to Puerto Maldonado. Posada Amazonas 2 nights Program - after a scheduled commercial flight to Puerto Maldonado, the departmental capital, we travel two hours by boat up the Tambopata River to Posada Amazonas, arriving in the early afternoon. The river trip is a good opportunity to observe caiman, turtles, and riverside bird life. Lunch and dinner are included.

Day 4 - Posada Amazonas
Breakfast at the Lodge. Visit the parrot and macaw clay lick before breakfast. Morning excursion to Tres Chimbadas oxbow lake where we will paddle around the lake in search of giant river otters and other aquatic wildlife. After lunch we will visit eagle-nesting sites or Piranha feeding boat excursion. Dinner. Visit mammal clay lick. Lunch and dinner are included.

Day 5 - Cusco / Sacred Valley
Breakfast at the Lodge. Early morning return by boat to Puerto Maldonado and the airport for your flight to Cusco. Flight from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco. Upon arrival at the airport a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel in the Urubamba Valley and help you in registering. At 8200 feet of altitude, the valley offers the perfect starting point to visit the wonderful remains of the Inca Empire. The contrast of the tropical flowers with the Andean mountains will make the Sacred Valley of the Incas an unforgettable landscape.

Day 6 - Sacred Valley
American Breakfast at your hotel. Full Day Excursion to the Pisac Indian Market and the Ollantaytambo Fortress (Tu., Th., Su.) - Morning departure for a drive through the fertile countryside to the colonial village of Pisac. During your visit to the bustling marketplace you will have the opportunity to bargain with the natives for many different types of Peruvian handicrafts and jewelry. After lunch the tour continues to the village of Ollantaytambo for a visit to its impressive Inca fortress. Lunch is included.

Day 7 - Sacred Valley
American Breakfast at your hotel. Salt Pools and Quechua Village. Morning excursion to the impressive salt pools formed by water emerging from a lake inside a mountain in the Urubamba Valley. Continue your excursion and visit an authentic Quechua Village to feel the way of life of the Inca's ancestors. The Inca himself was a noble Quechua. They live off the land and are always wearing their colorful ponchos, see Quechua children scamper about while woman are weaving their family's clothes. A meaningful experience! Lunch is included.

Day 8 - Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu
American Breakfast at your hotel. Excursion to Machu Picchu with overnight stay - Early wake up for a train ride through the sacred valley of Urubamba to the "Lost City of the Incas," Machu Picchu. Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, it was hidden by mountains and semitropical jungles for 400 years until discovered by Hiram Bingham of Yale University in 1911. Archaeologists believe that the Inca "Virgins of the Sun" took refuge from the Spanish Conquistadors here. Guided tour of the ruins and lunch are included. Lunch is included.

Day 9 - Machu Picchu / Cusco
American Breakfast at your hotel. Free morning to enjoy one of the most incredible sights on earth, the ruins of Machu Picchu. Take as much time as you need to study the mysterious ruins, hike Huayna Picchu, stroll to the Inca Bridge or walk toward the Inca Trail to find the legendary Sun Gate. Afternoon shuttle bus to the train station for your return trip to Cusco. Upon arrival transfer from rail station to hotel.

Day 10 - Cusco
American Breakfast at your hotel. Free morning in Cusco for independent activities - Wandering through this lovely city, exploring the astonishing narrow streets of this tile roof colonial town will be your unforgettable experience. Great buys are the traditional Peruvian handicrafts, alpaca-wool sweaters and rugs, ponchos, pottery, gold and silver jewelry, leather goods, etc. Because there is such a variety of products, we strongly suggest that when you like any particular item, you should buy it - you may not find the same item in another store.
Tour of Cusco and its Ruins - This afternoon's tour of the oldest continuously inhabited city in the western hemisphere includes important landmarks of enchanting Cusco and also the nearby ruins of Kenko, Puca-pucara, Tampumachay as well as the Sacsayhuaman fortress. Once the center of the Inca civilization, modern Cusco is a delightful combination of Inca and colonial architecture. During the tour, you will visit Cusco's Cathedral, Santo Domingo Church and the Plaza de Armas.

Day 11 - Cusco / Lake Titikaka
American Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer from hotel to train station. Rail journey through the Peruvian Andes to Lake Titikaka - Today one of South America's most extraordinary overland trips takes you by rail to Puno passing through striking highland scenery and picturesque Andean villages. Upon your arrival in Puno on the edge of Lake Titikaka, a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and help you to register. In case the train does not operate the journey through the Andes will be by motor coach. Box Lunch en route is included.

Day 12 - Lake Titikaka
American Breakfast at your hotel. Full Day Excursion to the Uros Indians - The morning excursion will take you to the highest navigable lake in the world, to visit the floating islands of the Uros Indians, considered themselves Lords of the Lake, and they were convinced they had black blood because they did not feel the cold of the lake and the winter. Sillustani Burial Towers - These burial towers (Chulpas), are ancient and impressive tombs from the pre-Inca period and they were built from a mixture of stone and adobe, and served as burial places for chiefs and important people.

Day 13 - Lake Titikaka crossing to Bolivia
American Breakfast at your hotel. Combination of bus and hydrofoil from Puno to La Paz - Drive to Copacabana passing Pomata and Juli. After lunch in Copacabana you will cross the lake to Huatajata by hydrofoil, visiting the Moon and Sun Islands. According to the legend, Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo (sun and daughter of the Sun God Inti) came down to earth on this island in order to improve the life of Andean people. Walk up Inca steps to drink from the Sacred Spring, believed to grant eternal life and happiness. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the lake before arriving at Huatajata. Motor coach from Huatajata to La Paz. All transfers are included. Lunch en route is included.

Day 14 - La Paz
American Breakfast at your hotel. Tiahuanaco Ruins, La Paz City Tour and Moon Valley Full Day - Considered to be "The Cradle of the American Civilizations," this city was once the largest in the world. Parts of this highly developed culture are the Akapana pyramid, the Monoliths, the temples of Kalasasaya and the underground temple of Kontiki. Stand in awe in front of the Sun Gate with the crying God carved on the upper front part. Wonder in amazement at how hundreds of years have passed, but the stones beneath your feet were walked on then as they are today. Afternoon visit the extraordinary city of La Paz, with its towering structures and colorful downtown market. Tour includes a visit to the Open Air Museum, Casa Murillo (Colonial Museum) and the residential section of Obrajes. Next stop, you step out of your space shuttle onto the dusty surface ... or that is step out of your bus and look out over Moon Valley. Have plenty of film on hand, this is the closest simulation you'll find of the moon on earth (NASA envies the realism of this place). Eroding sand has left astounding clay formations that resemble the moon's surface. Standing on the very edge of the valley, you just may feel weightlessness.

Day 15 - La Paz / Santiago de Chile
American Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer from hotel to the airport. Flight from La Paz to Santiago De Chile
. Upon arrival at the airport a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel. Chile, a superlative land of exotic beauty, sophisticated charm and wondrous flora and fauna. Its cosmopolitan capital of Santiago, attractive coastal resorts and islands, and the serene magnificence of the Lake District will you visit to Chile a trip to remember.

Day 16 - Santiago de Chile
American Breakfast at your hotel. Santiago Panoramic Tour (afternoon) - The ride starts touring through the avenues of the downtown area across the beautiful Forestal Park, the Bellavista Quarter, the artistic center of Santiago, continuing to the San Cristobal Hill, a beautiful public park located on one of the spur of the Andes mountain range. A great diversity of vegetation will be seen during the ascent to the lookout of the summit on which stands the monumental 36 - meter high statue of the Virgin Inmaculada Concepcion. From here, enjoy a panoramic overview of Santiago. The tour proceeds through the mountain range to La Piramide sector with beautiful sightseeing tour to the new urban sectors. Highlights are the quarters of : Santa Marfa de Manquehue, Lo Curro and La Dehesa noted for its urban and rural blending. As the tour continues through the canyon of the Mapocho River, the stately Andes mountain range rises with beautiful sightseeing of the Arrayon village, nestled on the hill slopes. In La Ermita, the beauty of the landscape will be enhanced by the surrounding mountains and snowed peaks. Finally, Las Condes Quarter, noted for its excellent shopping centers, fine handicraft shops and boutiques.
Free evening in Santiago - Discover the city nightlife on your own or enjoy one of the many excellent restaurants featuring Chilean seafood and wine. Another option is the Bali Hai restaurant for entertainment and Chilean cuisine, a charming restaurant with a tropical island decor. Experience Chile's diverse cultural heritage as you enjoy a folkloric show with dances and colorful costumes from the Northern, Central and Southern regions as well as the exotic rhythms of Easter Island.

Day 17 - Santiago de Chile
American Breakfast at your hotel. Vineyard Concha y Toro and the Maipo Canyon (full day) - In the morning we drive to Concha y Toro, the biggest and perhaps the most important wine exporter in Chile. We shall visit the oldest of their bodegas located south of Santiago in the Maipo Valley. Founded in 1883 it sits amidst a beautiful park next to the old family mansion La Chascona, which dates back to before the turn of the century. Our visit to the vineyard includes a tour of the facilities and the historical museum. The best-known brands made by Concha y Toro are Don Melchor, Marquéz de Casa Concha and Casillero del Diablo. Afterwards we continue on to the nearby village of Pirque, where we lunch in Andean foothills scenery. In the afternoon we shall proceed up the beautiful Maipo river Valley into the Andes on to the town of San José de Maipo. San Jose is a country village laid out in the traditional chessboard grid pattern with the plaza de Armas in the center. Lots of adobe architecture lends it a colonial air. After enjoying the beauty of this typical Chilean countryside and the pure mountain air of the Andes we shall return to Santiago. Lunch is included.

Day 18 - Santiago / Puerto Montt / Puerto Varas
American Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer from hotel to airport. Flight from Santiago to Puerto Montt - Puerto Varas. Upon arrival at the airport a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel. City Tour of Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas - The tour of Puerto Montt on Reloncaví Bay includes the important city sites as well as the colorful fishermen's wharf, seafood market and crafts fair of Angelmó, an age old inspiration for both poets and artists. Continue to Puerto Varas on the shore of Lago Llanquihue from where you can see the volcanoes and lakes in all their splendor with the magnificent Andes towering behind them.
Evening is free to enjoy The City of the Roses as it has come to be called because of the tremendous variety of roses all over town. You will inevitably be drawn to stroll along the shore of Lago Llanquihue.

Day 19 - Frutillar
American Breakfast at your hotel. Tour to Frutillar - In the morning we shall set out to the lakeside town of Frutillar. Driving around the lake shore with a spectacular view of the Osorno volcano to visit Frutillar is like taking a step back in time. Frutillar is charming German style village housing a wonderful open-air museum with restored colonial homes and furnishings from the early German settlement period, as well as an operating blacksmith shop and other relics from the German pioneers who colonized the region. Throughout the summer there are various festivals of classic music organized in Frutillar. Lunch is included.

Day 20 - Lake District, Puerto Montt / Bariloche
American Breakfast at your hotel. One Day Andean Lake District Crossing (Chile to Argentina) - As this journey begins admire the unforgettable, unspoiled natural beauty of the area. Travel by bus from Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas to Petrohué, skirting Lake LLanquihue and passing by Ensenada and Petrohué River falls. Enjoy a pleasant two-hour launch trip as you cross the calm, emerald green waters of Lake Todos Los Santos, also known as Lake Emerald for the deep green color of its waters. From the boat admire the Osorno volcano, El Tronador and Puntiagudo Andean Peaks. We disembark at Peulla near the Argentine border. Enjoy a leisurely walk among lush vegetation and visit La Novia Falls.
Continue by bus through this incredible region, crossing the border to Argentina. After you are finished with Argentine Police and Custom formalities, board a launch for a short ride over Lake Frías to Puerto Alegre. Proceed with a short bus ride to Puerto Blest. Traverse the crystalline blue waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi passing Victoria Island before arriving at Puerto Pañuelo pier. Late afternoon arrival at your hotel in Bariloche. (Operates daily except Sundays, from September 1 to March 31.)

Day 21 - Bariloche
American Breakfast at your hotel. Circuito Chico and Panoramic View - Enjoy the charming view as you drive along the road bordering lake Nahuel Huapi. Continue to Campanario Hill, where a cable car will take you to the bleeder located at the summit of the hill. Enjoy a complete overview of Nahuel Huapi Lake, the mountain peaks of the Andean range and the city. Then drive toward the San Pedro and Llao Llao Peninsulas. Visit San Eduardo Chapel and view the Llao Llao Hotel & Resort and Puerto Pañuelo, the departure point of most Lake Excursions. Cross the bridge that connects Nahuel Huapi Lake and Moreno Lake and proceed to Bahía López. Enjoy a breathtaking view of Nahuel Huapi Lake from the Panoramic Point, a natural balcony facing Moreno Lake. The scenery of Nahuel Huapi National Park is made of a unique mountain and glacier landscape that will remain in your memory long after your return home.
Afternoon is free for optional excursions or to walk around Bariloche, famous for its chocolate and pastry shops.

Day 22 - Bariloche / Buenos Aires
American Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer from hotel to airport. Flight from Bariloche to Buenos Aires
. Upon arrival at the airport a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering. Buenos Aires is the most elegant and cosmopolitan city of South America. One is fascinated by the atmosphere and the individual personality of each of its neighborhoods.

Day 23 - Buenos Aires
American Breakfast at your hotel. Buenos Aires City Tour - In this tour of Argentina's cultural and political capital, you will get a sampling glimpse of the diverse districts that make up this grand city. Visit the colorful "Boca" district and the elegant North Quarter and Palermo Park. See the government "Casa Rosada" - pink house, the Colon Theater, May Square and drive down the famous 9th of July Avenue.
Tango Show with Dinner.

Day 24 - Buenos Aires
American Breakfast at your hotel. Full Day Estancia Excursion and Gaucho Show (Fiesta Gaucha) - In today's excursion you get the chance to learn about and admire the traditional dances, songs and meals of the Gaucho (Argentinean Cowboy) by taking part in a real Gaucho Festival. The party is held at a beautiful estancia, is an old ranch situated on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.
Lunch at the ranch.

Day 25 - Buenos Aires / Iguazu Falls
American Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer from hotel to the airport for departure. Flight form Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu.
Iguazu Falls - The most spectacular falls in the world. The Iguazu river throws an average of 1700 cubic meters of water per second from 210 feet high alone 275 falls spread in a half moon shape width 4.32 miles. Most of the falls are in the Argentine side, but in order to get a good view the visitor must cross to the Brazilian side for a few hours at least. You can also have a close look to the flora and fauna walking through the Argentine catwalks in between the falls at the lower level or upper level, discovering the amazing varieties of ferns, begonias, orchids, birds, and butterflies. Guided excursion of the Argentinean side of Iguazu Falls - This tour will introduce you to one of the wonders of the world: the Iguazu falls. Visit to the Argentina side falls. They are located inside Iguazu National Park, one of the first protected natural areas in America, declared Natural Patrimony of Humankind by Unesco. We will walk through the Inferior and Superior paths admiring the breathtaking 275 cascades, which spread across a gulf of nearly 2 miles and pour past lush tropical vines as they crash into the waters below. After the walk the will drive to Puerto Canoas and take a boat ride to the Devil's throat observation deck to enjoy the most impressive view of the very heart of the falls.
Nautical Adventure Boat Excursion - Boat excursion to the Argentinean and Brazilian side of the Falls, to admire the falls from the bottom. Take a short walk down from the Inferior Path to board your speedboat to San Martin Island. You will have a view of the Brazilian side of the falls, navigate along the island shore for a view of the Argentine side of the falls.

Day 26 - Iguassu Falls / Rio de Janeiro
American Breakfast at your hotel. Guided tour of the Brazil side of Iguassu Falls - As the Das Cataratas Hotel is conveniently inside the Iguassu National Park property, you will go in a guided walking tour of the falls, considered to be one of the wonders of the world - Here you will see the waters of the Paraná River plunge in 32 separate falls over a 200 foot precipice two and a half miles wide. These colossal waterfalls make the Niagara look like a tiny stream. For those staying at a different one, transfers to and from the falls are included. Transfer from hotel to the airport for departure. Flight from Iguassu Falls to Rio De Janeiro. Upon arrival at the airport a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering. Rio de Janeiro "The most beautiful city of the world" as the cariocas call it, enjoys a turquoise sea, stunning lagoons, awesome mountains and gorgeous sandy beaches. The best way to describe the Rio natives or cariocas is: people with uncanny good humor and contagious happiness.
Samba Show at Plataforma 1 - Rio's nightlife has all you might wish and can be compared to any other major city's nightlife in the world. You will enjoy the allegoric Samba Show at the famous "Plataforma 1". Barbecue dinner is included.

Day 27 - Rio de Janeiro
American Breakfast at your hotel. Half-Day Excursion to Corcovado- The mountain drive to Corcovado (2,400 ft. elevation) is a succession of superb view sites from heavily forested heights of Tijuca - Chinese View (1,300 ft.) and Emperor's Table (1,500 ft.) are particularly sublime. Culminating in the exciting ascent to Rio's highest peak, the Corcovado (Hunchback) with its majestic 125 ft. high statue of Christ the Redeemer looking out over the entire city. There is a stiff climb (225 steps - 3 flights of stairs) from the lower level to the statue base and viewing platform, so comfortable shoes should be worn.

Day 28 - Rio de Janeiro
American Breakfast at your hotel. Half-Day Sugar Loaf Mountain Tour - Drive to "Praia Vermelha" (Red beach), to take the two stage car up to the top of Sugar Loaf (270 meters-high), which grants the entrance to Rio's harbor and Guanabara Bay. The Italian made cable car holds 80 passengers and each of the two stages takes two minutes. The first stage is Morro da Urca with 170 meters, with a restaurant, amphitheatre and heli-port. The second stage goes on the Sugar Loaf itself, thus named for its resemblance to the loaves of sugar used by the Portuguese at the time of the city's discovery. After an ascent to the summit, visitors admire the superb view of the city and harbor. Transfer from hotel to the airport for departure. Flight from Rio De Janeiro to USA. Arrive home full of great memories of the Lake District, the passion of Tango, the wondrous Iguazu falls, the rhythm of Samba, and the beauty of Rio De Janeiro.

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Hotels to Use
Lima Country Club or Marriott
Cusco Monasterio San Antonio De Abad
Urubamba Valley Sol Y Luna
Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge or Machu Picchu Pueblo
The Amazon Posada Amazonas Lodge
Lake Titikaka Isla Esteves
La Paz Radisson
Santiago De Chile Plaza San Francisco
Puerto Montt-Puerto Varas Cabanas Del Lago in Puerto Varas
Bariloche Edelweiss or Llao Llao
Buenos Aires Plaza Marriott
Iguazu Falls Das Cataratas on the Brazilian side
Rio De Janiero Sofitel Rio Palace

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