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Grand South America Tour - 14 Days
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Mixed Groups | Age range: 20-70

14 Days / 13 Nights Trip | Lima City Tour, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu, Explore Cusco & Puno, Buenos Aires

Grand South America Tour - 14 Days

This is going to be one adventure to remember.
Experience a lifetime’s worth of adventure as you explore South America’s favourite countries- Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina!

Throughout, get a first-hand glimpse of the region’s rich history, get a taste of lively local life, shopping at colourful markets, party in modern cities, drink, laugh and dance the night away with your new friends.
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  • Duration
    14 Days
  • Starting From
    $2,579
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Crillon Tours
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Nothing compares to Machu Picchu
Highlight #1
Nothing compares to Machu Picchu
There’s nothing like seeing this World Wonder in person.
Buenos Aires: European splendour & Latin passion
Highlight #2
Buenos Aires: European splendour & Latin passion
The capital city greets you with rose gardens, European style buildings, outdoor cafes and Tango on the streets- it's a bit like a European city, with a Latin American twist.
Live it up in Rio De Janeiro
Highlight #3
Live it up in Rio De Janeiro
Known for its colourful Carnivals, spirited Sambas and lavish beaches, Rio de Janeiro is one of the world’s most popular cities.
Iguazu waterfalls: river in the skies
Highlight #4
Iguazu waterfalls: river in the skies
Listening to the sound of water thundering down a 240 feet course, and gazing at rings of rainbows, this is one experience that you won't ever forget.
Walk on the World’s Largest Mirror
Highlight #5
Walk on the World’s Largest Mirror
Bolivia’s salt flats perfectly reflect the sky above, making it seem like you walk on clouds.
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VIDEO JOURNAL: PERU WITH PRERNA

Trip leader Prerna headed to Peru with a fun and adventurous group of women, determined to find out whether Machu Picchu was built by Incans or aliens, and to jump headfirst into the colour, culture and vibrancy of Peru! What did they discover? Aliens? Incans? You'll just have to watch the video to find out.

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Itinerary

 LIMA – INTERNATIONAL ARRIVAL

A transportation service with a guide will pick you up from the airport at the established time and will transfer you to your hotel. Lima is a modern metropolis full of history, whith approximately ten million inhabitants and is going through an exciting process of cultural and economic changes. Rest of the day at leisure.

LIMA – CITY TOUR, LARCO MUSEUM (HD) – CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY

Explore Lima´s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with fascinating historic buildings. Start with a scenic tour in the colonial downtown, which radiates from the Main Square, where you can appreciate the grandiose architecture of the Spanish Empire. Be amazed by Lima´s Cathedral, built during the 16th century and took over 80 years to complete. Then visit the Casa Aliaga, a colonial mansion granted in 1535 by chief conquistador Francisco Pizarro to Jerónimo de Aliaga, one of his captains. This is the only house from that time that still belongs to the same family after all these centuries. Continue to the Larco Museum, located in the traditional Pueblo Libre district, which is housed in a beautifully restored viceregal mansion built on a pre-Columbian pyramid from the VII century. The museum boasts the most complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver objects, as well as pieces of erotic art. Finally, head to the "Love Park" in the scenic coastal district of Miraflores, where you can admire the cliffs and a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. Return to your hotel. 

A transportation service will pick you up from your hotel at the established time and will transfer you to the airport of Lima- only with driver. Fly to Cusco.
A transportation service will wait for your arrival at the Cusco Airport and transfer you to your hotel in Sacred Valley.

SACRED VALLEY - PISAC – OLLANTAYTAMBO

During the morning, you are picked up from your hotel to visit the town of Chinchero, a traditional Cusco urban centre located at an elevated point with a beautiful view of the valley. The inhabitants of this area preserve the artisan traditions and the inherited knowledge of the Incas and display them in their clothes and customs. In Chinchero there are also archaeological remains and a beautiful seventeenth-century church, one of the first Catholic buildings in Peru. Then, you are transferred to the Living Museum of Yucay, a centre Andean traditions interpretations, where demonstrations of the elaboration of textile work, adobe, pottery and silverware are carried out in the same way in which they used to in antiquity; an original recreation of Inca traditions. Also, residents of the museum include llamas, sheep and alpacas, and they can be fed! Upon arriving in Ollantaytambo visit its town, inhabited uninterruptedly since Inca times, and climb the iconic fortress, built next to a mountain. Later, have lunch in Ollantaytambo and live a superior Andean gastronomy experience in a restaurant, where the true spirit of the Sacred Valley is transmitted in a cosy atmosphere.! At the end of this activity, you are transferred back to your hotel.

SACRED VALLEY – MACHU PICCHU (FD)

Start the day with breakfast at the hotel and a transfer to Ollanta train station- only with driver. Your tour to Machu Picchu begins with a train ride to Aguas Calientes. This town is also known as "Machu Picchu pueblo" and is the last stop before entering the most important archaeological site in Peru. In Aguas Calientes there is a train station, a craft market, restaurants and hotels of different categories for those who prefer to spend the night at the foot of the mountain and climb it early. Finally, after a short transfer by bus you will reach Machu Picchu, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Pachacutec. Machu Picchu, which means "Old Mountain", is considered a World Heritage by UNESCO and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Return to Aguas Calientes for lunch at Café Inkaterra. In the afternoon you will head to the train station of Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo and start the return to Cusco from there- only with driver.

CUSCO - CITY TOUR AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES (HD)

Breakfast is included.
You will start your tour visiting the Coricancha, also known as "The Temple of the Sun" (QuriKancha 'Golden Temple'), which was built by the Inca Pachacutec and at the arrival of the Spaniards became the basis for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent. Here, during the Inca Empire reverence was surrendered to the sun ("Inti"), and there was a time when it was covered with gold. Then visit the Cathedral, the most imposing monument in the Plaza de Armas. Its construction began in 1560 and ended only in 1654. For this purpose hundreds of stones were extracted and transported from Sacsayhuaman fortress under the command of the Ecclesiastical Council. You will continue your tour to the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, one of the most emblematic buildings of the Incas (located just minutes from town center) built by the Inca Pachacutec in the fifteenth century. This is a huge fortress built with large stones whose transportation remains still a mystery. Each June 24th, during the winter solstice, the feast of IntiRaymi is recreated here, where the sun is worshipped. Continue to Quenqo, located 4 kilometers from the city of Cusco. Quenqo is an archaeological complex of mainly religious use where it is believed agricultural rituals were performed. Finally get to know PukaPucara, located 7 kilometers from the city of Cusco. PukaPucara, which means "Red Fortress", was an architectural complex of alleged military use with multiple spaces, plazas, baths, aqueducts, walls and towers, and it is believed the entourage of the Inca used it while he rested in Tambomachay. Return to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

CUSCO – PUNO

A tourist bus takes you from Cusco to Puno making stops in various places. First you will visit the districts of Andahuaylillas with its beautiful baroque church. Then go to Raqchi for a visit to the temple of Wiracocha. Andean buffet at a local restaurant. 
The next stop is at La Raya, the highest point on route (4,338 m.a.s.l.), and the last visit before reaching Puno, is Pukara where you will discover the Lithic Museum. The bus leaves daily. A transportation service with a guide will wait for your arrival at the bus terminal and will transfer you to your hotel. The guide will inform you about the attractions and services that the city has to offer.

PUNO – HUATAJATA

Overland journey from Puno to Copacabana, located at the shores of Lake Titicaca. Once in Copacabana, visit the shrine and the Dark Indian Virgin. Hydrofoil cruise to Moon Island, visit the Sun Virgins Temple “Iñak Uyu”. Continue to Sun Island. Visit the Inca “Grand Stairs” and the Sacred Fountain; taste the water believed to give eternal youth and happiness. Lunch at the Uma Kollu archaeological Restaurant; Visit the small handicraft market. Hydrofoil cruise back to Copacabana and overland journey to Huatajata. On arrival, visit the Andean Roots Eco Village: The Altiplano Museum; Handicrafts village, the Mud Igloos and the mortuary towers of the Urus Chipayas. Meet the Limachi family, builders of the RA II and Tigris for epic expeditions across the Atlantic Ocean.  Enjoy our elegant vicuñas, llamas, alpacas and the mythical Suri.
Audiovisual and night experience of "The Mystic World of the Kallawayas", natural healers of Bolivia. They believe that you first have to heal the soul in order to heal your body. Tata Benjo, -our Kallawaya- will bless visitors and answer questions by casting his sacred coca leaves. Enjoy a nocturnal visit to the Native Observatory Alajpacha. Learn from the Aymaras Cosmovision and watch the southern constellations.

HUATAJATA – LA PAZ

Half day tour to the Archaeological site of Tiwanaku - AM
Tiwanaku culture (1.580 BC-1.000 AD), the magnificent ruins of Bolivia and one of the oldest civilizations in the Americas. The Sun Gate, the Temple of Kalasasaya and the Pyramid of Akapana are the sample of a glorious past. Tiwanaku culture was an agrarian based economy with an estimated population of 115.000 inhabitants. The state controlled agriculture produced the 

surplus wealth to support the urban centre and administrative system. They were outstanding in agriculture, hydraulic, architecture & medicine, as well as in social organization. Due to an economic crisis caused by a long dry season, Tiwanaku collapsed around 1.000 AD.

P.M. Half day City Tour of La Paz and Moon Valley 
The City of La Paz and its surroundings can transport you to a mysterious past where any corner, any street, is a hidden treasure where adventure begins; a living history which treasures the pre-Hispanic times with all their traditions and magic rites on its streets. The indigenous, colonial and modern areas, Indian Market, Witch Doctor's Market & breathtaking panoramas are all framed by the majestic "Illimani" mountain. Visit the Moon Valley, a clay formation resembling the face of the Moon. Cable car ride from one point of the city to another and enjoy the view.

LA PAZ     - BUENOS AIRES

Breakfast is included.
Transfer from the hotel to the airport in La Paz. 
Included: Transportation, bilingual guide, assistance on arrival or departure and porterage at the airport.
Flight to Buenos Aires Argentina
Upon arrival in Buenos Aires you will be greeted at Ezeiza International Airport by an experienced guide who is just waiting to introduce you to one of the world's most exciting cities. A private vehicle will transfer you to your selected hotel form your check-in. The afternoon will be free to rest and recover from your flight.

BUENOS AIRES

Breakfast is included.
A.M. City tour in Buenos Aires
Rising suddenly and dramatically out of the interminable flatness of the Pampas, Buenos Aires is a teeming, throbbing cosmopolitan city with a unique mix of European, North American, and South American elements. It is one of the world’s great ports, the home of every third Argentine, and an increasingly popular travel destination. The soul of the city bears an irresistible allure to Argentines and visitors alike, its parks, cafés, streets, theatres, museums, markets, restaurants- and its homes- the elegant, the chic, the eccentric, the everyday. After breakfast, you'll visit the most important sites of this triumph of a city. The magnificence of the Northern Quarters, Palermo and the beauty of its parks and buildings, Recoleta with its French-style architecture, bars and cafes; the imposing Colon Theatre, one of the five most important opera houses in the world; Plaza de Mayo surrounded by Government House (The Pink House), The Old Cabildo (Town Hall) and the Metropolitan Cathedral; San Telmo, residence of the aristocracy until the turn of the XIX century. The colours of La Boca, picturesque quarter of Italian immigrants; and the fashion area of Puerto Madero with its many chic bars & restaurants round off this heady excursion.

BUENOS AIRES - IGUAZU

Breakfast is included.
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Iguazu.
Visit the Puerto Iguazu's turn to bedazzle. Your local guide will meet you, and share their insights into the stunning national parks of this area where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet.  After you've checked into your hotel, you'll have all the evening to relax by the swimming pool and start to get captivated by the sounds of this subtropical rainforest.

Overnight at the selected hotel in Iguazu

IGUAZU – RIO DE JANEIRO

Breakfast is included.
The Indians called the gigantic falls of the Rio Iguaçu "Great Water". The falls are one of the most impressive natural sights of South America. During a guided walk on the Brazilian side you will always enjoy breathtaking views of the waterfalls. 
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Rio. Afternoon flight to Rio.
Meeting with the tour guide and transfer to the hotel.

RIO DE JANEIRO

Breakfast is included.
A.M. City tour with Sugar Loaf
The morning tour of the town takes you by cable car. Enjoy the breathtaking views from an altitude of 440 m on the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon.
You will also see the city center, the cathedral, the opera house and the Avenida Rio Branco. Tingling like a tropical rain, sparkling with sensual joie de vivre - that's just Rio de Janeiro.

RIO DE JANEIRO – INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

Breakfast is included.
Transfer out to the airport.

Inclusions

 Transportation as mentioned in the itinerary. 

 Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary.

 Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B-Breakfast/L-Lunch/BX-Box Lunch/D-dinner). Please note that some hotels do not serve full or any breakfast before 07:00 am, what should be inform to your customers in cases of early flights or other reasons for an early departure. There is no price reduction from the side of the hotel.

 Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary

 Local English speaking guide

 Train to Machu Picchu from the railway station in Ollantaytambo.

 Tourist tax in Cusco

 Admission to the indicated visits.

 The bus and hydrofoil of the Titicaca package on days 6/7 are always shared with other travelers during the tour program as well as during a private tour, but a dedicated tour guide is provided.

 Entrances to the mentioned attractions in the itinerary, besides Iguazu National Parks- please see prices below under not included.  

 Permanent assistance by our Operations Department.

Not Included

 Personal expenses

 National and international airport Taxes

 Flights

 All drinks (unless otherwise indicated) will be billed on consumption on spot.

  Travel Insurance

 Rio de Janeiro transfer from the hotel to the airport on day 14 for only 1 pax with different flight schedule than the rest of the group is not included. Extra price is specified above.

 Additional 5% GST

 International flights and Visa Fees

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 Experience has become a luxury these days, and at Crillon Tours we focus on using our knowledge to provide the most complete and exclusive trips. We are the premier Bolivia DMC & Incoming Tour Operator, one of the tourism pioneers in Bolivia and South America. Our company was founded in 1958 to satisfy the expectations of the most demanding travellers. Crillon Tours is member of the most exclusive travel networks around the world and we also count with well-respected representatives in different markets. From the beginning, our goal has been to provide quality and warmth on every journey, while always respecting the cultural and natural heritage of Bolivia. Following these principles, we contribute to the country’s economy in a responsible and sustainable way.  

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