Highlights of Best of South America – 4 Countries 10 Major Cities for 16 Nights & 17 Days
PERU: LIMA – CUZCO – MACHU PICCHU
CHILE: SANTIAGO DE CHILE
ARGENTINA: BUENOS AIRES – EL CALAFATE – IGUAZU FALLS
BRAZIL: IGUAZU FALLS – SAO PAULO – RIO DE JANEIRO

Assemble at Kolkata, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Int’l Airport, New Terminal Building, 3 hours before departure of the flight near Gate No: 4A or 5A. After getting inside the terminal building to complete security check of Check-in baggage followed by check-in formalities at the designated airlines counter. After completion all formalities, proceed for immigration, customs and then complete hand baggage check and security check. Then wait near boarding gate for boarding announcement to board the flight.

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Day 01: Kolkata – Doha | Doha – Sao Paulo (Brazil)

After boarding announcement to board the flight QR-547 leaving Kolkata at 03:00 hrs for Sao Paulo via Doha. Light refreshment will be served on board after take-off. On arrival at Doha Int’l Airport in the morning at 0635 hrs, to proceed to complete security and hand baggage check and then proceed towards boarding gate to board the onward flight for Sao Paulo leaving at 0800 hrs and arriving at Sao Paulo at 1640 hrs. After take-off meals will be served on board. On arrival at Sao Paulo Int’l Airport, proceed towards the immigration counter to complete immigration formalities, then pick-up the baggage from the baggage belt and clear the customs. Our local representative will meet and greet near exit gate at arrival hall and will guide us to coach. Then transfer to hotel. On arrival at hotel check-in and overnight. Dinner at hotel.

O/N at Hotel (Sao Paulo)

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Day 02: Sao Paulo – Lima (Peru)

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast check-out from hotel and then leave hotel for sightseeing of Sao Paulo visiting to downtown to see the Historical Buildings, the Stock Exchange, Park of Ibirapuera, the glamorous shops and mansions of Jardins, the greatest symbol of the city (Avenida Paulista), the world famous Maracana Stadium. After sightseeing transfer to airport to take flight for Lima. On arrival at airport to complete all formalities and leave Sao Paulo at 1930 hrs for Lima. On arrival at Lima at 2245 hrs to complete immigration & customs formalities and our local representative will meet and greet at arrival hall near exit gate and will guide us to coach. Then transfer to hotel. On arrival at hotel check-in and overnight.
O/N at Hotel (Lima)

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Day 03: In Lima (Peru)

Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of Peru’s Capital City Lima. It is 2000 years of history and Colonial heritage. Experience the artistic traditions and contemporary lives of its residents. Visit Lima’s Historical Center, Casa Aliaga, America’s best preserved colonial mansion, which has been occupied by the same family since 1535. The Gold Museum, reveals the treasures in gold from a number of Peru’s different pre-Columbian cultures. Lunch at La Rosa Naútica, located in Pier 4 of the Lima Beach Circuit at Miraflores, an elegant Victorian style restaurant that offers an eager public the most complete selection of Peruvian and international cuisine, as well as the most sophisticated bar to be found on the Pacific shores. All of this combined with an incomparable view and the peace which can only be found where infinity begins. Dinner at local restaurant. (INDIAN)
O/N at Hotel (Lima)

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Day 04: Lima – Cuzco

Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast check-out and leave hotel and transfer to Lima Airport to take flight for Cuzco. Leave Lima for Cuzco. On arrival at Cusco, meet and assist and then transfer to hotel. On arrival at hotel, complete check-in formalities at hotel. Lunch not included. Then leave hotel for visit to the Coricancha, also known as the “Temple of the Sun” (or “Premises of the Gilded One”), the construction of which was ordered by Inca Pachacútec (1438-1471) and was used as base for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent upon the arrival of the Spaniards. This is when the Sun (Inti, in Quechua) was worshipped during the Inca Empire and at the time of the Incas its walls were fully covered with gold sheets and its courtyards were planted with golden corn and life-size llamas. You will then go to the Cathedral, the most important building on the Main Square and one of the most splendid Spanish colonial churches in America, which is shaped as a Latin Cross and houses about 400 colonial paintings from the Cusco art school, and impressive goldsmith, silversmith and precious stones works. Its construction lasted almost a century, it started in 1560 and ended in 1654. The Ecclesiastical Chapter ordered to extract and transport hundreds of stones from the Sacsayhuamán fortress for this purpose. You will then visit fortress, en emblematic work of the Incas, which protected the Holy City. Conceived and built by Inca Pachacútec in the 15th century, The Sacsayhuamán complex was built with megalithic blocks, which transportation and construction continue to be a mystery. Dinner at Hotel.
O/N at Munay Wasi Inn Hotel (Cuzco)

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Day 05: Cuzco – Machu Pichu – Cuzco

After early breakfast at hotel, transfer to Ollantaytambo Station Your trip to Machu Picchu will start by train to Aguas Calientes, which takes about two hours. This town is also known as “Machu Picchu Pueblo” and it is the last stop before the entry to the vestiges of Peru’s top archaeological complex. Aguas Calientes has a train station, a craft market, restaurants and different categories of accommodations for those who prefer to spend the night at the foot of the mountain and ascend in the early morning. After a short transfer, you will finally reach Machu Picchu, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture which is believed to have been used as a sanctuary and leisure residence for Inca Pachacutec (1438-1471). Lunch at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge and then return back to station by the same way and again board the train for Ollantaytambo Station for returning back to Cuzco. On arrival at Cuzco, transfer to hotel. Dinner at Hotel.
O/N at Munay Wasi Inn Hotel (Cuzco)

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Day 06: Cuzco - Lima | Lima - Santiago De Chile

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast check-out from hotel and then transfer to airport to take flight for Lima. Leave Lima to take flight for Santiago De Chile. On arrival at Arturo Merino Benitez Int’l Airport, Santiago de Chile, Chile to complete all formalities and pick-up the baggage and our local representative will transfer to hotel. On arrival at hotel check-in. Rest of the day free for own activities and explore the town by own. Dinner at Hotel.
O/N at Hotel Gallerias (Santiago De Chile)

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Day 07: In Satiago De Chile

Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast leave hotel for Panoramic sightseeing of Satiago de Chile. Explore the main streets seeing the way the Cerro Santa Lucia, the Palacio de la Moneda and the Plaza de Armas, around which are the Cathedral, the National Historical Museum and the Central Post. It continues to Forest Park and the Museum of Fine Arts, to the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista. Visit to the Cerro San Cristóbal. Lunch not included. Dinner at local restaurant (INDIAN). After dinner, transfer to hotel.
O/N at Hotel Gallerias (Santiago)

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Day08: Santiago De Chile – Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires - El Calafate

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, check-out and transfer to the airport to connect flight for Buenos Aires. Leave Santiago De Chile to Buenos Aires. On arrival at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Int’l Airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina, to complete all formalities and wait for connecting flight for El Calafate. Lunch not included. Leave Buenos Aires for El Calafate. On arrival at Comandante Armando Tola Int’l Airport, El Calafate, Argentina to complete all formalities and pick-up the baggage and our local representative will transfer to hotel. On arrival at hotel check-in. Rest of the day free for own activities and explore the town by own. Dinner at local restaurant.
O/N at Design Suites Hotel (El Calafate)

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Day 09: Excursion to El Calafate | El Calafate – Buenos Aires

Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast leave hotel for full day excursion to visit the 60m high The Perito Moreno Glacier, located in the Glacier National Park 80 km. from the city of Calafate. From the beginning the tour offers pleasant surprises. Upon leaving the city, along the right side of the road, you can see Lake Argentino with Redonda Bay, which offers an interesting variety of bird life. During the first 50 kms, the direction follows across the Patagonian steppe. At the entrance to the National Park there is a drastic change in the vegetation which is rich in the special types of trees found in the Patagonian Andes: especially ñires, lengas and cherry trees, among others. The glacier is an impressive river of ice with a surface of 257 square Kms.,a length of 30 kms. and a width of four kms. The height of the front wall ranges between 50 and 60 meters above the level of the lake. In the central part of the glacier, the ice has a depth of between 250 and 350 meters. This frozen river descends from the continental ice field and causes in its slow progress landslides and explosions that make the glacier a wonder in constant motion. It is a show that impresses not only by its visual beauty, but also by the constant roar you hear from inside it, which has caused it to be declared a World Heritage Site. During the tour a walk along the paths on the front of the glacier allow a view of this impressive natural marvel from a different perspective. At the end of the tour, begin the return to Calafate to arrive at the hotel. After spending some hours return back to El Calafate and on arrival in the evening transfer to airport to take flight for Buenos Aires. On arrival at airport to complete check-in and other formalities and wait for boarding the flight. Leave El Calafate for Buenos Aires. On arrival at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Int’l Airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina, to complete all formalities and pick-up the baggage and our local representative will transfer
to hotel. On arrival at hotel check-in. Dinner at Hotel.
O/N at De Las Americas Hotel (Buenos Aires)

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Day 10: In Buenos Aires

Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast leave hotel for City Tour of Buenos Aires to stat with visiting Plaza de Armas in 1581 and today known as Plaza de Mayo, the historical, political and cultural center of the city. The Pyramid de Mayo, which is in the center, was the first national historical monument and was inaugurated in 1811. In its surrounding areas you can see Casa Rosada the actual seat of Executive Power (Presidential Palace), the Cabinet, and the first municipality of the city that dates back to 1754 and still maintains its colonial characteristics, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. From the Plaza will go down to Avenida de Mayo, one of the most interesting urban developments of the city with its variety of architectural styles, wide avenues and spacious green areas which balance out the vertiginous rhythm of the city. A good example is Avenida 9 de Julio, with its eight lanes separated by lawns with ancient trees, and embellished by fountains and sculptures. From there you can see the symbol of the city, “The Obelisque.” The tour continues all the way to the neighborhood of San Telmo, one of the oldest in the city, settled at the end of the XIX century by aristocratic families. This neighborhood, in which every Sunday the antiques fair takes place around Plaza Dorrego, keeps expanding its great architectural heritage. The area is also very active at night as it is the center for most of the tango parlors, “tanguerias”, restaurants and bars. Going further south you arrive at the picturesque and colorful port neighborhood of La Boca, with its famous street “Caminito” whose buildings and customs reflect the influence of European settlers that arrived at its shores during the XIX century and left their imprint not only in the multicolor houses still being used today but also in the cuisine of the typical “cantinas,” small restaurants. Followed by this comes the modern neighborhood of Puerto Madero, with its old piers converted into offices, apartments, places for entertainment and elegant restaurants, and its view of Rio de la Plata, a residential neighborhood of Palermo with elegant mansions surrounded by spacious parks and finally arriving at La Recoleta. The Cemetery of Recoleta surprises visitors with its rich architecture and with the important social and political personalities that are buried there, among whom is Eva Peron. Next to the cemetery is the church of Our Lady of Pilar, the former convent which today is part of the Cultural Center of Recoleta, the shopping area, Buenos Aires Design, and the exposition center, Palais de Glace. In the evening transfer to El Querandi for Tango Show with dinner. When you are in Buenos Aires, visiting a Tango Show is a must. After the show return back to hotel.
O/N at De Las Americas Hotel (Buenos Aires)

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Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast check-out from hotel and then transfer to airport to take flight for Iguazu Falls. Leave Buenos Aires for Iguazu Falls. On arrival at Foz de Iguazu de Iguazu Int’l Airport, Foz de Iguazu, Brazil complete all formalities and collect baggages and meet our representative and transfer to hotel. Lunch is not included. Rest of the time own activities and free. In the early evening, leave hotel for a folklore show at Churrascaria Rafain for the Iguazu by night program and the best traditional “gaucho” barbecue specialties dinner. This fantastic dinner, the participants will enjoy a fine show that focus on the best of the three cultures and identities of the countries of the area. After dinner return back to hotel.
O/N at San Martin Hotel & Resort (Iguazu Falls)

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Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast leave hotel for visiting to the great adventure tour … the panoramic view of the famous Iguazu Falls framed by a myriad of rainbows. Proceed to Puerto Iguazu (Argentine Side). The Iguazu Falls is considered to be one of the seven wonders of the modern world and, at over 3km (1.9 miles) wide and 80m (263 ft) high, their beauty is unsurpassed. The water of the lower Iguazu collects in a canyon that drains into the Parana River at Argentina, shortly downstream from the Itaipu dam). Iguazu Falls from the Argentinean side consists of 275 falls along 2.7 kilometers (1.67 miles) of the Iguazu River. Some individual falls are up to 82 meters (269 ft) in height and majority falls are about 64 meters. The Argentinean Falls, located 28 kms from downtown of Foz do Iguazu (20 kms of which are in Argentinean Territory). Crossing the Iguazu River into the Argentine side by Tancredo Neves Bridge and after 30 minutes by transport will arrive at the Argentine National Park and then visit the falls. Normally travel by train to the Devil´s Throat, the location of the biggest falls, located between the Brazilian and Argentinean Falls and by walk can visit the others falls, located in the Upper Circuit and if time permit the Lower Circuit. Lunch at local restaurant. After the visit dinner at local restaurant and after return back to hotel.
O/N at San Martin Hotel & Resort (Iguazu Falls)

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Day 13: Iguazu Falls to Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast check-out and transfer to the National Park on the Brazilian side to see the panoramic view of the falls. Then transfer to airport to connect flight for Rio de Janeiro. Lunch not included. On arrival at Galeao Int’l Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to complete immigration & customs formalities, our local representative will meet and greet at arrival hall near exit gate and will guide us to coach. Then transfer to hotel. Afternoon free and own activities till departure for a evening tour to visit to the Plataforma for magnificent & world famous Brazilian Samba Dance Show. After the show, have dinner at local restaurant and transfer to hotel.
O/N at Hotel BW Augustos Rio Copa (Rio De Janeiro)

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Day 14: In Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast proceed for most attracted tour of Rio De Janeiro visiting to Sugarloaf Mountain located at Urca´s district by coach and specifically to the Praia Vermelha, where is located the Sugar Loaf´s cable car station, the initial spot to ascend to it. The cable car rolls over strong iron cables, tracked by a cogwheel system with capacity of 65 persons. There are two stages, the first from Praia Vermelha to the Urca´s Station, and the second from Urca to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. (at 396 meters). This mountain in Brazil is one of the world’s best known attractions and has received over 37 million visitors since its opening in 1912. At the top of the mountain with a 360 degree views can see meeting of Guanabara´s Bay and the ocean waters, beaches of Flamengo, Botafogo, Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon – the Corcovado, Rio downtown. After descending the hill, continue for an orientation tour of the city. Lunch not included. After lunch will drive to Cosme’s Veiho district to visit to Corcovado Mountain and first will reach to the station of the cog-wheel train of the Corcovado Mountain. On arrival at the mountain to embark in a van. On the way up, the guests will arrive at the Statue of the Christ Reedemer, now one of the seven wonders of the world, placed in the Corcovado mountain top at 710 meters high. This giant statue of 40 meters high and with 1.100 tones of weight, known all over the world. From the top of the mountain have the best view of the city. After descending rest of the time free for own activities. Dinner at local restaurant. After dinner, transfer to hotel.
O/N at Hotel BW Augustos Rio Copa (Rio De Janeiro)

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Day 15: In Rio de Janeiro | Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast leave hotel for a local sightseeing and panoramic tour of Rio, visiting to the Sambrodome, Pepino Beach, Metropolitan Cathedral, the Cinelandia Square, Downtown Rio, Enjoy Orientation of Maracana Stadium and Historical Buildings of the City, The Municipal Theater, National Library and National Museum of Fine Arts. Lunch not included. Afternoon proceed to airport to take flight for Sao Paulo. Leave Rio de Janeiro for Sao Paulo. On arrival at Sao Paulo Guarulhos Int’l Airport, Sao Paulo, Brazil to wait for connecting the flight for for Kolkata enroute stopover at Doha. On arrival at airport to complete check-in, immigration and security formalities.After completing all the formalities, wait near the boarding gate to board the flight.

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Day 16: Sao Paulo – Doha

After the boarding announcement, board the flight and leave Sao Paulo for Doha. All meal will be served on board. On arrival at Doha, after immigration and other formalities, transfer to hotel by airlines courtesy coach and on arrival at hotel to complete check-in formalities.
O/N at Hotel (Doha).

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Day 17: In Doha | Leave Doha

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast day free for own activities till assemble at hotel lobby at 16:00 hrs. After transfer to Doha Int’l Airport to take flight for Kolkata. On arrival at airport to complete all formalities and wait near the boarding gate to board the flight. Leave Doha for Kolkata. After take-off dinner will be served on board.
O/N on Board

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Day 18: Arrival at Kolkata

On arrival at Kolkata, complete Immigration formalities, then pick-up checked-in baggage and clear the customs. After completion of customs formalities say Good-Bye to co-passengers and return back to home.
O/N on Board

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Economy Class Both way Int’l Airfare for Kolkata to Doha and Doha to Kolkata sectors. Doha to Sao Paulo / Sao Paulo to Lima / Lima to Santiago De Chile / Santiago De Chile to El Calafate / Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls /Sao Paulo to Doha sectors.
  • Economy Class Domestic Airfare for Lima to Cuzco / Cuzco to Lima/ El Calafate to Buenos Aires / Iguazu Falls to Rio De Janeiro /Rio De Janeiro to Sao Paulo sectors.
  • Tourist Visa Charges for Peru, Chile, Argentina & Brazil
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicles
  • All arrival and departure to/from Airport and transfers
  • Accommodation based on a twin-sharing basis for 16 nights
  • Meals: As per itinerary(Indian/Continental/Local)
  • Local English Speaking Guide. For Navigation Eng/Spanish
  • All entrance fees at monuments, temples as specified in the itinerary
  • 1 Bottle Mineral Water per person per day
  • Service of the Tour Manager

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program
  • Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…)
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.
  • Cost of BTQ, available up to US$ 10,000 for a calendar year which the passenger may wish to carry for their personal expenses.
  • Any amount charged by the airlines for deviation of the tour by the passengers on his own.
  • Yellow Fever & Polio Vaccination charges
  • Cost of Overseas Travel Medical Insurance. (Insurance is mandatory, so we highly recommend to take cover of it)
  • This offer is calculated on basis of forward contract rate from the Bank.
  • The official check-in time & check-out time at all hotels will be 12:00 noon.
  • Day by day activities might change depending on the local situation beyond control.
  • Tour Price needs to be paid in equivalent Indian Rupees against the Foreign Exchange component at the prevailing Rate of exchange by Bank on date of full payment / purchase.
  • All the flights are as per conditions non-refundable.
  • The Tour Price is based on 15 Adults and traveling together on board ex Kolkata.

Payment Terms:

Registration Amount : Rs. 1,50,000/- (Rupees One lakh Fifty Thousand)
Balance Amount : Within 15 Days from the day of Booking
Final Payment for Foreign Exchange Component : 45 Days before departure

Cancellation Terms & policies:

In case of Refusal of Visa (Partial or Full) : Cost of Visa + Air Ticket cost + Service charges of INR 10,000/-
30 Days before departure : Registration Amount of Rs. 75,000/-
29 Days ~ 15 Days before departure : 50% of the Tour Price
14 Days ~ 04 Days before departure : 75% of the Tour Price
03 days ~ Day of departure OR No Show : 100% of the Tour price

Travel documents Submission Deadlines:
All necessary travel documents for processing respective Visas of the visiting countries to be submitted to the respective Embassies in New Delhi, 60 days prior departure date.

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