16-DAY SOUTH AMERICA + RIO CARNIVAL
Peru, Argentina, Brazil
Date: Feb 24, 2019 (Early Bird - Save $400 per person)
Lost City of the Inca Machu Picchu
Iguazu Falls in Argentina
Brazil - feel the vitality of Rio Carnival
Meals include rich authentic cuisine
4-5 star luxury hotels
Including admission tickets for all performances
Day 1 Vancouver > Lima
Fly over to the capital of Peru, Lima. Arrive at night and check into airport hotel.
Day 2 Lima
Have some good rest in the morning and set out after noon. Take a sightseeing tour in Lima, a city built by a Spanish general Francisco Pizarro in 1535. It has many beautiful beaches and colonial style architectures. In the city tour, see the Historic Center, Plaza San Martin, Plaza de Armas, Palacio de Gobierno, beach side, Parque del Amor, Parque Maria Reiche and Chinatown. Dinner at a popular seaside restaurant.
Day 3 Lima > Sacred Valley
After breakfast, take a flight to Cuzco. Heads towards Sacred Valley and then visit the handicrafts market of Pisac village. This market is full of colors and tradition with vendors selling foods, clothing and handicrafts. A walk around the market is a great experience of the Incan and Andes cultural life.
Day 4 Machu Picchu
Travel by Peru train Vistadome to Machu Picchu, a UNESCO since 1983. Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains, above the Urubamba River valley. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments and panoramic views. Its exact former use remains a mystery.
Day 5 Cuzco
Discover the fascinating historical and cultural legacy of the Incas in the capital of the Inca Empire on this 4-hour Cusco city walking tour. Visit Korikancha, known as the
Temple of the Sun during the Inca Empire, and now is the site of the Santo Domingo Convent.
Day 6 Cuzco
In the morning visit Sacsayhuaman, the stone wall and ect. The afternoon is free time. Enjoy a traditional show by the Incan at dinner.
Day 7 Cuzco > Buenos Aires
Fly to the capital of Argentina - Buenos Aires.
Day 8 Buenos Aires
A full-day city tour of Buenos Aires, including the world-famous Colon Theatre and the tomb of the legendary woman, Eva Perón. A steak dinner is arranged as well as the Tango show to make sure a wonderful evening.
Day 9 Gaucho day trip
Today visit a Gaucho farm in the county. At the arrival you’ll be welcome by traditionally dressed-up cow boys and cow girls. Lunch is an authentic meat barbeque with soup and salad. Afterwards enjoy shows of dancing and horse riding. In the evening, enjoy a steak dinner with a tango show.
Day 10 Iguassu Falls
Take a flight to the largest waterfall in the world - Iguassu Falls. The magnificent spectacle of these 275 individual drops has awed tourists, locals and indigenous inhabitants for centuries. Dinner is buffet at an authentic restaurant where you can enjoy shows of traditional singing and dancing.
Day 11 Iguassu Falls
After breakfast head towards the Iguassu Falls. Take a train to “Devil’s Throat”, a steep cliff at the falls. A Zodiac ride through the falls is extreme fun and loved by many tourists. In the afternoon visit the Iguassu National Park where you can admire the amazing waterfalls from different angles.
Day 12 Bird Park > Rio de Janeiro
Take a walk in the Bird park, home to 180 kinds of birds and 25 precious species of butterflies. Get a close-up experience with beautiful birds you’ve never seen. Fly over to Rio by the evening.
Day 13 Carnival Winner's Parade
Today is a leisure day to save energy for the evening. Dinner is authentic Brazilian barbecue. Then set out to join the biggest event of the year - the Rio Carnival.
Day 14 Rio de Janeiro
The morning is yours to relax. In the afternoon, visit the land mark of Rio – Corcovado, meaning "hunchback" in Portuguese, is a 2340ft high mountain perfect for a panoramic view of the whole city. Take a cable up the hill and see the magnificent 38-metre (125 ft) statue of Jesus atop its peak, a symbol of Rio de Janeiro and Brazil and is listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Also set foot in the Maracana stadium, where held two World Cup and 2016 Olympic.
Day 15 Rio de Janeiro
Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Guanabara Bay on a sightseeing cruise. Later on visit the Sugarloaf Mountain, rising 396 meters (1,299 ft) above the harbor. Its name is said to refer to its resemblance to the traditional shape of concentrated refined loaf sugar. Take the cableway up to the peak for a spectacular panoramic view. Head to the airport by the evening.
Day 16 Back to Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver at noon.