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HOTELS PERU

LIMA - Miraflores Park Hotel

Set in one of Lima's most fashionable areas, the Miraflores Park Hotel takes you straight to the heart of all that's best about this great capital city. Renowned for its beautiful garden location beside the Pacific Ocean, it has breathtaking views out to sea. Like all Orient-Express hotels, the Miraflores Park Hotel combines personalised service, exceptional dining and indulgent facilities to create the perfect base from which to explore.

www.miraflorespark.com.pe

LIMA - Sol de Oro

Sol de Oro is a five star Hotel strategically located in the commercial and residential center of the touristic district of Miraflores, thus offering quick access to the Airport and Lima's main Financial Center. Hotel has 112 wide and elegant suites, provided with the best comfort and to guarantee an absolute pleasant stay.

www.soldeoro.com.pe

CUSCO - Libertador Palacio del Inka

Cusco Hotel Libertador Palacio del Inka location invites guests to enjoy a fascinating and unique experience in the historic center of this ancient city. Number twelve hotel of South America according to Condé Nast Traveler readers is considered a luxury Cusco hotel and one of the best places to stay in the city for providing full hotel services in our restaurant, bar, business center, shops, café, gym and Jacuzzi.

www.libertador.com.pe

CUSCO - Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel

Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel is the essence of luxury and comfort in the heart of the Inca city. Built in a colonial mansion of the XVI century, it displays several paintings of the Cuzco school, colonial sculptures and carvings that transport us to the greatness of the time. Its elegant rooms, equipped with intelligent oxygen system, its gardens and its sophisticated Spa (coming soon), are complemented by friendly service.

www.aranwahotels.com

PUNO - Hotel Jose Antonio

We are located in front of the majestic and sacred lake of the Incas, Lake Titicaca, just 10 minutes away from the city of Puno, Jose Antonio Puno offers the comfort and warmth of home you deserve.

www.hotelesjoseantonio.com

COLCA - Colca Lodge

At an altitude of 3250 metres above sea level and two-and-a-half hours travel from the city of Arequipa, our hotel nestles on the banks of the River Colca. It is surrounded by hundreds of pre-Inca agricultural terraces, which have been declared a Peruvian cultural heritage, and is blessed with relaxing hot spring waters rich in lithium. This is a place with ancient energy, synchronized with nature and the starting point for exploring the valley and visiting the Colca Canyon, one of the world`s deepest ravines.

www.colca-lodge.com

MACHU PICCHU - Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Immerse in the spirit of Royal Inca retreat, at Inkaterra's boutique Machu Picchu hotel — an Andean Garden of Eden where waterfalls and streams gently cascade through acres of orchids. Hummingbirds frolic in a private cloud forest paradise, while you experience authentic barefoot luxury hotel at the foot of Machu Picchu, within an idyllic enclave of whitewashed casitas.

www.inkaterra.com

MACHU PICCHU - El Mapi

Smart and contemporary are the defining elements of this hotel, amidst the commercial village of Machu Picchu Pueblo (AguasCalientes), from where you can admire and interact with the quaint folksy town and get a different perspective.The hotel is efficient, playful and people friendly; it welcomes a wide range of guests expecting an uncomplicated visit.

www.elmapihotel.com

PARACAS - Double Tree Paracas

The Doubletree by Hilton Resort Peru - Paracas hotel offers two stories of luxurious, spacious and modern Paracas hotel suite accommodations on the south Peruvian shore. Each suite features a terrace or balcony with magnificent views of the tranquil azure waters of Paracas Bay or palm gardens. All two-room suites are outfitted with a full array of guest amenities, including our ultra-comfortable Sweet Dreams® beds, two 32" flat screen TVs, MP3 clock-radio and mini-fridge

www.doubletree.hilton.com/Paracas

PARACAS - La Hacienda Paracas

On the edge of the lovely Paracas Bay and surrounded by the sublime setting of the Paracas National Reserve sits La Hacienda Bahia Paracas, a hotel that is more than just a place to sleep; rather, it is a refuge, just three hours south of Lima, for anyone seeking peace and tranquility far from the hustle and bustle of the city. When you stay here, be prepared to experience sunsets beyond compare, perfect beaches as if created by Hollywood, nature bursting all around you, and utter, complete relaxation.

www.hoteleslahacienda.com

 

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HOTELS ECUADOR

BAÑOS - Samari Spa Resort

A true oasis of wellness and relaxation , at SAMARI HOTEL you can rest in splendid and luxurious rooms, taste the creativity and subtlety of the chef, relax and experience a feeling of total well-being in their exclusive spa, besides of sharing unforgettable retreats and events, discover the surrounding area and yourself as you contemplate enchanting sceneries and indulge your adventurous side…

Samari Resort & Spa is the new way to experience the pleasures of life in Banos and Ecuador.

Spectacular rooms, upscale spa with a covered pool, conference rooms for 280 people, gourmet restaurant, interior and exterior bars, a unique underground tavern, a variety of adventures and memorable activities are a few of the features that will make you wish you could stay in Samari Hotel forever.

To offer an atmosphere of relaxation and absolute well-being, Samari's 4 hectares of extraordinary gardens are situated in a 100% safe area.

The beautiful spa features a heated indoor pool, sauna, turkish bath, hydro-massage, polar bath, individual sauna-boxes and much more like Chromo therapy and Aromatherapy.593 3 2741859

www.samarispa.com

CUENCA - Hotel Oro Verde

Built in harmony with the architecture of the city which was elected as the world cultural heritage site and the majestic andean landscape. Only five minutes from the historic town center. Situated overlooking the river Tomebamba. Waiting for you 77 rooms, including 3 suites, coffee shop, restaurant-bar, room service, banquets and conference facilities, business center, fitness club.

Enjoy of a warm atmosphere in a calm place. Oro Verde Cuebca Hotel's 77 deluxe rooms including 3 suites makes your stay comfortable. Fully furnished, all with airconditioning, minibar, internet, safety box, cable tv and 24 hour free movies, laundry and room service. Transfers to/from airport on request. Private parking.

And also : Oro Fit, if you like to work out daily, or just like anti-stress exercising, you will find complete weight equipment and modern machines in our gym. Heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness center with sauna, turkish bath and massage room.

www.oroverdehotels.com

GUAYAQUIL - Hotel Oro Verde

The Hotel Oro Verde in Guayaquil, Ecuador is part of the Oro Verde Hotels group. Each of this chain's 4 properties in Ecuador, Oro Verde Hotel in Cuenca, Oro Verde Hotel in Machala, and Oro Verde Hotel in Manta - stands out from the competition thanks to a superb location, commitment to traditional European-style service, a superior range of elegant services and amenities available, and their sensitivity to the local lifestyle and tradition. But above all, it's their staff dedication to discreet and thoughtful service that sets them apart.

The Hotel Oro Verde in Guayaquil features 230 beautiful guest room accommodations, 28 business tower suites, 5 sumptuous club floor suites, including 1 Oro Verde suite and 1 Presidential Suite, all generously proportioned and furnished in an elegant residential style. Their guest rooms feature not only the latest in amenities and technology, but also ample natural light, which makes your accommodations balanced, inviting, and welcoming from the moment you open the door.

The Oro Verde suites are the ultimate lodging in style, luxury, and pampering, with a bedroom, separate living room, and a marble-floored bathroom with walk-in closet. These elegant suites offer the ultimate in luxury including a hydro massage shower with water jets in the ceiling and walls, a complete home theater system, alarm clock with iPod dock, and a king-sized bed with luxurious bedding.

www.oroverdehotels.com

LOJA - Grand Victoria Boutique Hotel

A place with History: The Grand Victoria is the first Five Star Boutique Hotel in the city of Loja, synonymous with class and elegance, and the highest standards of quality: fine furniture with inlaid details , chaise longues covered with rich chenille fabrics, generously-proportioned curtains in a classic style and marble flooring, taking the utmost care in every detail, making this hotel a truly majestic place.

The hotel has 34 rooms and 4 suites, 2 restaurants: Gourmet "Meditarraneo" and "El Patio", the Cafeteria "Café & Canela", the "Alma LOjana Bar", a pool and spa area, a multipurpouse room, a business center and a Travel Agency.

Located in the historical, commercial and financial heart of the city, this hotel is an ideal place for tourists and business travelers to relax in a luxurious and comfortable atmosphere.

www.grandvictoriabh.com

OTAVALO - Hostería Hacienda Pinsaquí

In the heart of Ecuador's lake district, Hotel in Otavalo, Hacienda Pinsaquí, rich with centuries of history, invites you to become part of its magic, tradition, romance and legends. Hacienda Pinsaquí is ideally situated at the base of Imbabura Volcano, just north of the world-famous Otavalo market, and only an hour-and-a-half from Quito, Ecuador's charming capital. Its location also allows effortless access to the region's many attractions: the lakes of San Pablo, Cuicocha and Mojanda, as well as the white colonial city of Ibarra and local handicraft villages like Cotacachi.

The colonial hacienda was constructed as far back as 1790, and following a disastrous earthquake that shook the region in 1867, faithfully and caringly restored. The building originally housed a textile workshop, employing nearly one thousand local weavers and spinners. In the late 1800s, the unique creations of these workers became internationally renowned.

www.haciendapinsaqui.com

PUERTO LOPEZ - Mantaraya Lodge

Mantaraya Lodge is located on the Pacific Coast, in the heart of the Machalilla National Park in the Province of Manabi, 5 minutes from Puerto Lopez with a beautiful Mediterranean Style in perfect harmony with the natural surroundings. The hotel has a capacity for 42 people.The rooms are very spacious with a balcony or terrace, hammock, fan, air conditioner not need because of their size, private bathroom with hot water. The Mantaraya Lodge has a lounge with cable TV access can enjoy the pool and can taste dishes of international and Ecuadorian cuisine in the restaurant.There is also a video room with cable TV.

This Lodge is a perfect place to rest and visit the Machalilla National Park that holds various attractions and where you cand indulge in such diverse activities such as: Jumping, Biking, Kayaks, Bird Watching, Fishing, Museums and Crafts.

www.mantarayalodge.com

PUQUITO - Hotel JW Marriot

The JW Marriot Hotel is located on the famous Amazonas Avenue, very close to the tourist center of Quito, 15 minutes from Mariscal Sucre International Airport and 10 minutes from the colonial city. Right in the commercial sector, the JW Marriot Hotel invites you to enjoy your stay in the city and visits to museums, restaurants and shopping centers are around. Due to its excellent location is possible from the hotel to see the Andean landscapes and the majestic peaks of volcanoes like Cotopaxi. The hotel has 257 rooms which are spacious, with view of Magnifico hotel pool and the breathtaking snow-capped mountains surrounding the city. All rooms have individual climate control, 2 telephones with message indicator, 2 telephone lines, modem lines and voice mail, color TV, AM / FM, cable movie channels, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, direct international dialing, personal safe, internet access and a café.

The hotel restaurants offer a wide variety of Ecuadorian, Peruvian and international cuisine delicious fusion. Relax in the tropical garden or take a refreshing dip in the pool. During exercise your muscles stay in the fitness center and rejuvenate with a massage or body treatments offered by the Spa therapists.

www.marriotthotels.com/uiodt

RIOBAMBA - Hostería Abraspungo

Abraspungo Lodge is located at 2,754 meters above sea level, surrounded by the magnificent Andes of Ecuador, in the residential Las Abras, city of Riobamba.

Its name comes from the Spanish "open", meaning deep ravine in the cangagua (volcanic material) and the Quichua "pungu", which means door or entrance. Abraspungo is also the name of a glacial valley that lies between the Chimborazo (6.310m) and Carihuairazo (4,000 m).

The idea of building the lodge was to offer the visitor accommodation and comfortable stay amidst a natural and peaceful environment, with a pleasant climate. The plan was to convert Abraspungo in a first class resort in Riobamba, in order to meet the unmet demands of the customer first class service in a natural environment. Today is one of the largest service centers in the province of Chimborazo.

This includes a mix of tools and objects used in daily life of the rural population, combined with a selection of very illustrative photographs of the spectacular Andean landscapes and its people, especially the province of Chimborazo. Abraspungo is an example of the extraordinary diversity that exists in Ecuador, where a fusion culture, legends and traditions.

The inn offers 42 comfortable rooms with private bathroom and hot water. The rooms have been adapted a rustic rural yet - ancestral. The farm is divided into different wings, which houses the singles, doubles, triples and suites, each equipped and furnished with the best to meet your needs.

Each room offers direct access to the magnificent gardens and social areas that connect to each other.

www.abraspungo.com

SAN PABLO - Hostería Cusin

Hacienda Cusin, a restored 17th century Andean estate at 8,500 feet is 90 minutes north of Quito and 20 minutes south from the famous market town of Otavalo. The Equatorial line and snowcapped Cayambe mountain are 30 minutes away.

Cusin's terracotta-tile roofs, winding cobblestone pathways, courtyards and perennial gardens nestle beneath a deep blue sky in a wide, pastoral lake valley. Nearby, the often snowcapped 15,000-foot Cotacachi volcano is reflected in Lago San Pablo.

An ancient lakebed, cool nights and a predictable equatorial sun have conspired with avid gardeners to create several acres of ever-blooming gardens which include belladonna, bougainvillea, agapantha, acanthas, foxgloves, orchids and palms that attract over 50 species of birds.

Over the past 400 years, Hacienda Cusin has remained, for the most part, in the hands of two different Spanish families. Cusin had been operated as a farm until converted into a hotel by Eugene Metz. In 1970, when tourists were rare, Metz sold the hotel, ending three centuries of ownership by the Chiriboga family. The Creightons, the new owners and Cusin's former managers, attempted to begin a rose-plantation, sold all of the surrounding land, and allowed Cusin to fall into disrepair. The Creightons sold Cusin in 1990 to the present owner, Nicholas Millhouse, who began the ambitious project of refurbishing the buildings, restoring the landscape, and constructing beautiful additions. With an eye on international tourism, the Hosteria's original name, Hacienda was restored. The 1993 New York Times Travel & Leisure reviews of Cusin, followed by those of guidebooks, newspapers and international magazines dramatically increased occupancy. As a result, the additional income provided capital for necessary construction and for additional staff. Purchase of land in Gualavi valley gave space for Cusin's horses and crops for the kitchen. The construction of El Monasterio in December1995, only a garden walk from Cusin, provided additional space for guests, conferences, weddings and seasonal festivities.

El Monasterio is a self-contained, reflective site characterized by colorful gardens and mysterious cobblestone courtyards. Constructed for the purpose of conference and discussion of contemporary ideas instrumental in changing tomorrow's world, El Monasterio is also a place for the celebration of life's triumphs. The monastery, the 'computer' of the Middle Ages, was a meeting-ground for great minds and a place of inspiration for fervent creativity. The irony of building a monastery in the actual computer age was appealing, as was constructing an historic building in the ancient landscape of Imbabura appropriate.

www.haciendacusin.com

TULCAN - Hostería El Angel

Hosteria El Angel (built in 1999) is located in a priviliged area of the North Andes of Ecuador, at the entrance of the friendly village of El Angel (50 m from the "La Vasija" monument). The lodge is at an altitude of aproxim. 3.000 m (9000 feet). The lodge has beautiful gardens and warm social areas.

Hosteria El Angel is an ideal starting point to visit the Paramo of El Angel, famous for its Frailejones plants which are unique to the whole South American continent and with flowers up to 5 m high.

Here you can walk between thousands of "frailejones" (Espeletia Pycnophylla), one of the world's tallest flowers and you will find some of the most stunning and impressive landscapes with many small lakes. If you are lucky, you could even see the Andean condor.

Attractions nearby are: the Paramo del Angel and the voladero lagoon, the grotto of La Paz, a worshipping place for the locals and the extraordinary cemetery of Tulcan with its mystic indian figures, cut in cypress trees. You can also visit small colonial cities where time seems to stand still the valley of Chota with old sugar cane mills and home to Afro-Ecuadorian communities (50% of Ecuador´s world cup soccer team procedes from this valley). Our very own Cotinga lodge located in the nearby cloudforest, perfect base camp to explore the paramo: In this private area you can find different paths and viewpoints. The flora and fauna posseses a high diversity of different species above all bromeliads, orchids, ferns, moss, climbing plants and a lot of endemic trees as well as a big variety of birds. In very remote parts there stille exist pumas, bears, deers and condors. A true paradise for nature lovers. Nearby is a Polylepis forest - paper tree - (Quinoa) called El Colorado due to the red bark of the trees. Chiles volcano and its mountain scenery and foothills. And to top it off, there areThermal waters.

Tourism alternatives include: ecotourism, horseback riding, mountain biking, trekking, birdwatching.


PUERTO AYORA - Hotel Silberstein

The Hotel Silberstein is our flagship on the islands and is located on the central Island of Santa Cruz, in the town of Puerto Ayora. We offer 22 rooms equipped with AC and ceiling fans, as well as private bathrooms with hot water and showers. Our pool and surrounding endemic garden are very tranquil and enjoyable. We have a full service restaurant that serves international specialties, and an international library. Also available in our office area is a public laptop with internet, as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the property. 
We offer fax service, and in-house laundry.


QUITO - Hotel City Art

The City Art Hotel is the perfect place for relaxing and making your stay unforgettable. The hotel is located in the tourist area with in the capital city Quito. The hotel has 3 floors, with 10 beautiful rooms, furnished with antiques and typical handicrafts from Ecuador and South America. The daydream garden in the hotel allows you to rest laying down, drinking some hot coffee or reading a nice book. Take this opportunity to visit the many beautiful facets of Quito, where you will find the perfect activity for every taste.

 

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HOTELS COLOMBIA

BOGOTA - Casa de la Botica

Hotel Casa de la Botica offers one of the best hotel options in the beautiful old part of the city of Bogotá. Located in a recently restored building, it is a real historical landmark in La Candelaria district, just a few steps away from Plaza Bolivar, on a street closed for motor vehicles. Hotel Casa de la Botica provides a tranquil heaven for its guests and for the clients of its popular Restaurant Botica. Its suites and guest rooms are situated among gardens, internal courtyards and fountains, merging the best of colonial and republican architecture with the modern amenities expected by every traveler, including WiFi internet access and the soon to be opened full-service spa.

www.hotelcasadelabotica.com

VILLA DE LEYVA - La Posada de San Antonio

Hotel La Posada de San Antonio was born on the initiative of a family of hoteliers who developed for Villa de Leyva a concept of personalized and costumer-orientated service in order to offer its guests the possibility to live a unique experience in a colonial environment. The hotel is the result of the restoration of three adjoining houses, which thanks to the meticulous work of architects allowed the preservation of the original colonial construction. Its rooms are uniquely decorated and have its own personality, standing out for a warm and welcoming style. The rooms are spacious and count among others with fully equipped bathroom, mini-bar, cable TV, WiFi Internet access, telephone, room service, and more.

www.hotellaposadadesanantonio.com

COFFEE TRIANGLE - Finca Hotel, El bosque del Saman

The Finca Hotel Bosque del Saman is composed by three buildings - Casa Típica, Colonial and Rústica - and is surrounded by vast coffee plantations in one of the most beautiful regions of the famous coffee triangle. The rooms have been carefully restored under consideration of the original farm-house buildings, and reflect many elements, typical for the region. The service, comfort, climate and landscape are just some of the many reasons that will make your stay at the Hotel Bosque del Saman unforgettable.

www.bosquesdelsaman.com

SAN AGUSTIN - Hostal Hacienda Anacaona

The Anacaona Hostel is located on the outskirts of San Agustín, principal city of the famous Archaeological Zone of Colombia, and is situated in an exceptional environment, where guests can discover a beautiful garden with pineapples and orchids. The colonial- and country-style hotel will surprise you with its beauty and authenticity. Anacaona Hostel offers spacious and comfortable rooms, decorated in the typical Colombian style. From the balconies of the hacienda, the guests can admire a wonderful panorama of a rich, green valley, in front of the canyon of the Rio Magdalena. This view in itself is one of the many rewards that Anacaona offers to its customers. This is definitely a true paradise!

www.anacaona-colombia.com

 

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HOTELS CHILE

SANTIAGO - Hotel Plaza San Francisco

The Plaza San Francisco offers the best value for money among Santiago's 5-star hotels. The location of this historic and elegant house next to the San Francisco monastery, in the heart of the city, is ideal: near governmental buildings and the financial district, it is also close to museums and city squares, offering visitors to Santiago a convenient base for exploring the capital. The hotel interior is classically elegant and comfortable. The in-house Bristol Restaurant treats its customers to an award-winning cuisine.

www.plazasanfrancisco.cl

SANTIAGO - Boutique Hotel, The Aubrey

The boutique-hotel The Aubrey was opened in February 2010 in the attractive quarter Bellavista. The tasteful designed hotel with personal service and great atmosphere is located next to the most important sights in Santiago. Just a few steps away are cosy cafés, stylish bars and the recently opened, colourful cultural centre Patio Bellavista. Four different room categories: standard-double room, double room with terrace, comfortable lofts and spacious suites make your stay a great experience. The hotel restaurant «Pasta e Vino» is one of the best in Chile.

www.theaubrey.com

TORRES DEL PAINE - Hotel Las Torres Patagonia

The Las Torres Patagonia Hotel is a comfortable lodge set right at the base of the Torres peaks, where several beautiful hiking routes begin and end. The buildings are part of what was once a sheep station and the rooms have comfortable interiors. The living room with open fire is perfect for relaxing evenings after hiking in the national park. The spa, with its various massage treatments, is another great place to relax. A good restaurant treats the travellers to Patagonian and international cuisine; the fruit and vegetables served are from the farm's own organic garden, and the meat is from animals that were bred close by.

www.lastorres.com

TORRES DEL PAINE - Hotel Rio Serrano

The comfortable Hotel Rio Serrano is set on the banks of the Serrano River that winds its way idyllically through green meadows. The superior rooms, the communal areas and the restaurant have panoramic windows and offer spectacular views towards the Torres del Paine massif opposite the hotel. The communal areas of the hotel are comfortable, and an open fire encourages sociable evenings in a living room atmosphere.

www.hotelrioserrano.cl

ATACAMA - Altiplanico San Pedro

A 20-minute walk from San Pedro's lively centre, the attractive Altiplanico Hotel is located in a quiet area. Hotel rooms, arranged around a large square with swimming pool set in extensive grounds, are designed to recall a tranquil small village plaza. A camp fire burns on the square at night and invites guests to linger and relax. The spacious rooms are all individually furnished.

www.altiplanico.cl/En/Sanpedro/sanpedro.html

ATACAMA - Awasi

On the edge of San Pedro, and yet just two streets away from the central square and the oasis church, the Awasi Hotel offers a rustic, but nevertheless elegant atmosphere that eradiates understated luxury. There are eight spacious yet cosy and comfortable guest houses. Social life at the Awasi Hotel takes place outside: comfortable seating areas and a camp fire invite for relaxation. The hotel restaurant has an open fire where guests can make themselves comfortable, and they can also watch as the exquisite dishes are prepared. Each room is entitled to its own jeep and driver, as well as a private tour guide.

www.awasi.com

EASTER ISLAND - Hotel O'tai

The traditional 3-star O'tai offers a friendly service and is centrally located in Hanga Roa, yet is also just a few steps away from the sea. The rooms are equipped in a simple but welcoming style. A large and attractive garden with pool provides for relaxation and refreshment.

www.hotelotai.com

EASTER ISLAND - Hotel Explora Rapa Nui

The exclusive Hotel Explora Rapa Nui incorporates its stunning architecture into the natural shape of its hillside location. Making use of Pine wood and volcanic rock as building material, the design was intended to have a minimal impact on its surroundings. With a huge glass front, the lodge provides a spectacular view over the Pacific. The guest rooms are equipped in a sophisticated style designed to maximize silence and privacy, and all rooms enjoy an ocean view. The restaurant pampers guests with local food – in particular, fresh seafood from local waters.

www.explora.com/explora-rapa-nui/posada-de-mike-rapu

PUERTO NATALES - Hotel CostAustralis

The elegant CostAustralis Hotel lies right by the sea on the Last Hope Fjord ("Seno Última Esperanza"). The whole hotel has been renovated and newly equipped during the first six months of 2009. The rooms have stylish comfortable interiors, with either sea or town views. The hotel's restaurant is one of Patagonia's best, and offers wonderful panoramic views, as does the bar. Highlight of the restaurant is an indoor-quincho, which allows to prepare the typical Patagonian "asado al palo" in front of the guests.

www.hoteles-australis.com

PUERTO VARAS - Cabaña del Lago Hotel

Located in a very quiet spot, slightly outside Puerto Varas, the attractive Cabaña del Lago Hotel is right on the shores of Llanquihue Lake. The rooms in the categories of superior and suite are spacious and comfortable; the standard rooms are somewhat plainer. All rooms offer wonderful views of the lake and the Osorno volcano. Despite its exclusive location, it takes just five minutes to walk to the centre of Puerto Varas.

www.cabanasdellago.cl
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HOTELS BRAZIL

AMAZONAS - Amazon Ecopark Lodge

The Amazon Ecopark Lodge is located to the edges of the River Tarumã, a tributary of the Black River, in full Amazonian forest, however only the 30 minutes of boat of Manaus. It is a hotel of forest with 20 distributed rustic bungalows in area of forest, design typical of the region (in wood and masonry, with all the mosquito screened windows) with three individual suites (total of 60 suites), bathrooms with electric shower, air-conditional fan and in all rooms (without addition in the tariff of the packages). Of this form it is possible to live deeply the nature without opening hand of the comfort.

www.amazonecopark.com.br

 BAHIA - Catussaba Hotéis e Resorts

The CATUSSABA RESORT HOTEL in Salvador is a cozy and intimate beach resort that meets all the requirements of a luxury hotel. It is the only resort hotel with direct and exclusive access to the beautiful sandy ocean beach of Itapuã. The name "CATUSSABA" comes from the original Tupy-Guarani language, as CATUSSABA means: - Goodness, Good Health. The Catussaba Resort Hotel has 256 apartments and suites; all with veranda (balcony) and everywhere in the Catussaba Resort Hotel you can enjoy the exotic and panoramic view of the ocean and nature. In the of the outside area of the resort, there is a leisure island-deck, surrounded by four linked swimming pools with 500 square meters of blade d'água inviting you to enjoy a drink with your friends or, if you like, to take a healthy stroll, followed by a dive in the crystalline waters of the ocean at Itapuã beach.

www.catussaba.com.br

 BAHIA - Golden Tulip Rio Vermeho

The Golden Tulip Rio Vermelho offers 200 smoking and non smoking rooms spread out in 7 floors. The hotel also has a variety of facilities and services that assure to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers: 7 meeting rooms with capacity to accommodate up to 220 people, 24hrs business center, Restaurant and Swimming pool with sea view, Tenis court, Sauna, Fitness room, Wireless internet in the rooms and common areas.

Other amenities include: 24hs reception, wake up service, parking, laundry and security.

www.goldentulipriovermelho.com

MINAS GERAIS - Hotel D'Ouro

The Douro Inn is situated in Ouro Preto - Minas Gerais, city Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity. They have thirteen room units divided in apartments Standard and Superior. The apartments Standard are 6, being three in the category Alpaca and three in the category Silver. The apartments Superior are 7 being five of them have balcony.

www.pousadadodouro.com.br

 PARANÁ - Hotel Das Cataratas

The only hotel located within the Iguassu National Park, Hotel das Cataratas enjoys an unrivalled location just a short stroll from the sensational waterfalls. Guests enjoy exclusive access to this magnificent sight in the evening and at dawn, when the park is closed to other visitors.

A Portuguese-colonial residence, this classic Orient-Express hotel is redolent with the atmosphere of lazy days lounging on a veranda or beneath sub-tropical palms. This natural paradise also offers thrills and excitement in abundance: white water rafting, helicopter trips over the gorge and jungle treks to view amazing wildlife including colourful toucans and giant butterflies.

www.hoteldascataratas.com

 RIO DE JANEIRO - Copacabana Palace Hotel

Superbly positioned overlooking the sea, this glamorous Orient-Express landmark in Rio has been welcoming the rich and famous since its Art Deco doors swung open in 1923. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers danced here and the Rolling Stones tuned up in its grand salon before their concert on the beach.

The magnificent pool, with its adjacent super-cool Bar do Copa, are where Brazil's style setters gather to soak up the sun. The hotel's restaurants are also destinations in themselves, whether for great local dishes or fine Italian dining in Hotel Cipriani Restaurant.

www.copacabanapalace.com.br

RIO DE JANEIRO - Hotel Sheraton Rio

Located between trendy Barra da Tijuca and famed Ipanema Beach, the Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort offers extensive business facilities in a tropical setting. Let our complimentary shuttle take you to area beaches, Leblon and Rio Sul's shops.

This is the city's only beachfront resort with an extensive recreational area, spa and amenities. The lush, landscaped grounds are set above a white-sand beach fronting the tropical South Atlantic and flanked by towering mountains.

www.sheraton-rio.com.br

ANGRA - Pestana Angra

The Pestana Angra Hotel is an exclusive boutique hotel located only 2 hours from Rio de Janeiro in the ecological paradise of Angra dos Reis. Privacy and convenience - the perfect place for you to rest and enjoy the beach, nautical sports, boat trips through the area's exotic islands or to simply relax in the Pestana Spa near the ocean in a tropical theme area of 400 square meters complete with modern equipment and many alternative therapies for your pleasure.

The 27 bungalows distributed between the forest and the seas in a charming and romantic scenario include balconies with hammocks and sofas for you to appreciate moments of peace. Some of the units still offer a sauna and a private Jacuzzi. Come and enjoy life with style.

www.pestana.com/es/hoteles/angra-dos-reis/pages/home.aspx

BUZIOS - Insolito Boutique Hotel

Located on the edge of one of the most beautiful beaches in Búzios, Ferradura beach, Insólito Boutique Hotel has sustainable integration with nature and a sophisticated beach proposal, with thematic rooms that immerses one in Brazilian culture, decorated with design objects and landscaping and illumination by Anouk Barcat and Maneco Quinderé.

www.insolitos.com.br

SÃO PAULO - L'Hotel Porto Bay São Paulo

The cosmopolitan city of São Paulo, the financial capital of Latin America, is the setting for the five star L' Hotel Porto Bay São Paulo, the most recent acquisition of the Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts group.

Situated on Alameda Campinas, 50 metres away from the corner of Avenida Paulista, and close to the best restaurants, bars, museums and stores selling the most emblematic brands in the world, L' Hotel Porto Bay São Paulo offers a central location without the bustle of the main avenue.

Designed in a European style, the sophistication of this boutique hotel is perfectly complemented by high standards of service and comfort. Particular care has been taken with the quality of products and materials used in the hotel. Single pieces of Art can also be found, for example the presence of a Flemish tapestry woven in Brussels in the second half of the XVIth century bought at a Christie's auction in London. Depicting episodes from life of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony, this is the only privately-owned tapestry of a series of seven which otherwise can be found in the Europe's top museums.

www.portobay.com
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HOTELS BOLIVIA

LA PAZ - DM Andino

Between the stunning landscape and the towering mountains of the Mecapaca Valley, the exclusivity and splendor of the Hotel Andino await to provide you with an unforgettable experience enjoying a cozy temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. Located in the heart of the Mecapaca Valley at an altitud of 2,800 meters above sea level and only a short distance 28 kilometers from the city of La Paz, Hotel Andino and the Mecapaca Valley turn into a mesmerizing destiny that allow you to enjoy your activities in the peace and tranquility that only Mother Nature can provide along with the soothing luxuries of this heavenly 5 star Boutique Hotel and Spa.

The Hotel Andino Resort & Spa is an exclusive and stylish 5 star boutique hotel located in the Mecapaca Valley only 17 miles from the city of La Paz. Its 42 Rooms and Suites furnished with unique pieces elaborated by Bolivian artisans, combine elegance and convenience with the comfort of contemporary high tech. The Hotel Andino Resort & Spa reflects the magnificence and grandeur of the snowy peaks of the Andes in each of its rooms, endowing each one with an exceptional and elite quality.

www.dmhotelandino.com

LA PAZ - Presidente

Located in the heart of the Historical Center, Hotel Presidente is a Five Stars surrounded by a historical, cultural, political and commercial background of the city. The hotel is only 15 mts distant from the airport and only a few steps away from Museums, colonial streets and historical monuments. The hotel is very near to Plaza Murillo –the main square-where you can find such important buildings as The Government & Legislative Palaces and the Cathedral. From our rooms you have the chance of seeing the magic of the city, full of visual contrasts hills and colonial houses.

Presidente hotel has 103 rooms and 18 suites, heated pool, gym, sauna, spa, business center, Banqueting & Conference Rooms and besides, you can enjoy a delicious meal at its restaurants La Kantuta & Bella Vista.

www.hotelpresidente-bo.com

LA PAZ - Camino Real Suites

A blend of art and technology in its architecture and a modern concept in guest facilities and services are part of Camino Real Suites personality.

Camino Real Suites offers a first class restaurant, business center, Health Club, meeting rooms and much more, meeting the expectations of the most demanding executive and tourist traveler.

It is strategically located at the heart of the south side of La Paz within the most important residential and commercial area of the city.

70 luxuriously furnished "La Tranquera" Restaurant invites you to enjoy international and national dishes for lunch and dinner particularly its barbeque specialties. Suggestions from our menu include a tempting selection of garrisons and a complete salad bar; plus our exquisite variety of deserts will give the final touch to an unforgettable meal.

There is no better way to start the day than with our delicious breakfast buffet with a variety of fruits, juices, cereals, breads and typical pastries from Bolivia, among other delights from the from our pastry chef.

Our suites combine class, comfort and modernism along with a magnificent panoramic view of the city.

www.caminoreal.com.bo

LAKE TITICACA - Inca Utama Hotel

The Inca Utama Hotel and Spa started as a modest project in the early 90's and has grown into a tourism complex highlighting the Andean cultures.

Today it is a 65 rooms hotel divided into two buildings - the original low slung main building housing reception, an elevator and rooms, and the new high-rise Colonial towers with accommodations and its own elevator as well. There is a fully equipped spa complete with saunas, massage, hydrotherapy, mud and salt baths and other traditional natural medicine of the Andes treatments.

The Sumaj Untavi Restuarant is one of the two restaurants of the complex, with nightly "Pena" folkloric presentations.

The other restaurant is the new Choza Nautica, in a thatched roof building built out over the water and offering spectacular vistas of the lake.

There is also a cozy bar-lounge complete with fireplace, over-stuffed chairs and couches and TV with educational video collection.

One of the highlights is a visit to the multi-faceted Andean Roots Cultural Complex.

A multi-night stay and a free afternoon will allow you time to partake of the Aptapi, a picnic with the local natives that highlights the foods of the Altiplano and plenty of time to get to know the locals.

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www.titicaca.com

LAKE TITICACA - Posada del Inca

At the top of the Island is located the charming and cozy "Posada del Inca" lodge, one of a few places in the world where you can still breathe the authenticity of an unspoiled nature, surrounded by bucolic sceneries and the majesty of the everlasting snow peaks. In this paradisiacal place, you can share with the friendly Aymara community, to learn from their ancient culture. At the Sun Island you can enjoy of a permanent dialog with nature.

This unique lodge offers 25 rooms with electric blankets, individual heating system, restaurant, cozy lounge, library oxygen bar and communication facilities. This 5 stars Hostal is powered with solar energy and it is reached after a short Llama Trek on Inca trails.

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www.titicaca.com

SUCRE - Parador Santa Maria Real

Sucre the capital of the eternal come back of the dreams of those who get captive for the beauty and serenity of a city full of architectonical pieces of work. Sucre is one of the places where you can dream of happiness and staying at the "parador" Santa Maria La Real is to convert that dream into reality.

This singular hotel with past, history and art in every room so different and original , occupies a house since the XVIII century. It was renovated but it conserves its structure and constructive details intact with meticulous restoration.Like wise , all the structure of the old building , has been adapted with top technology to give the maxim comfort.

I n every room the decoration is well taken care of until the last detail: The furniture, the work of art and the pieces of great prestige that transport us and remember us about its origin, ethnic , colonial and French

www.parador.com.bo

SUCRE - Hotel Villa Antigua

The Villa Antigua Hotel is a beautiful, restored mansion dating from 1860. It still maintains its original structure and the balconies with their romantic setting offer you panoramic vistas over the White City of Bolivia.

The hotel gives careful thought and consideration to the enjoyment and comfort of you, our guests. Its elegant architecture reflects the colonial history of Sucre, one of the most ancient cities of South America, as well as being the place where the first Scream for Liberty in the continent was heard.

The communal areas of the hotel are extensive and invite you to enjoy them: a courtyard paved with original stones of the period and surrounded by pillars, giving access to the main garden of the residence. The garden has its corner with different kind of herbs, grass and a variety of plants, flowers and trees. The perfect environment for reading, conversations with your friends and colleagues, or just to behold the nature and the art work of human being.

The interior of the hotel is designed to give you a sense of space and tranquility - the rooms are full of warm light, comfortable, modern and tastefully decorated. The antique structure has been integrated with minimalist architecture to ensure a high level of quality and luxury.

You can have rooms with a private balcony or with access to outside terraces offering views over the old streets of the town and surrounding mountains. Other rooms are directly connected with the beautiful garden.

www.villaantiguahotel.com

SANTA CRUZ - Los Tajibos

It is a tropical oasis on an extension of 6 hectares with lush vegetation, birds and waterfalls, along the most exclusive residential district of Santa Cruz. It is 10 minutes from downtown and 15 from the International airport of Viru-Viru.

The hotel has in total 184 rooms all with balconies and splendid views of our swimming pool and exuberant gardens. We are a destination with a style of its own ideal for business, pleasure and conventions. The hotel has been awarded as Bolivia's Leading Hotel by World Travel Awards 2009.

www.lostajiboshotel.com

UYUNI - Luna Salada

The Luna Salada Hotel (Salt Moon Hotel) is one of the most extraordinary hotels of the world. The hotel has been constructed out of salt blocks at the Salt Flat of Uyuni in Bolivia.

Designed to entertain the visitor of adventure and pleasure trips. The personalized attention offers an excellent service during the visitors pleasant stay.

The hotel is located by the Salt Flat in Colchani village just 30 km from Uyuni. Our priviledged location allows us to have the best view over the Salt Flat in an absolute harmony and peaceful atmosphere.

www.titicaca.com

AMAZONIA - Chalalan

Become part of this incredible Ecolodge, built on the shores of the magnificent Chalalán Lagoon ready to welcome you.

The lodge is found in one of the richest and most protected areas of the planet, known by scientists as a "Biodiversity Hotspot". It is a prioritized conservation zone that is constantly under threat from development. This tropical Andean hotspot has the highest biodiversity of endemic plants on the planet and is host to some 45,000 different plant species and over 1,000 tropical bird species, whose songs will wake you up in the morning.

This Ecolodge was designed to blend in with its environment by using traditional building techniques and environmentally-friendly local materials. A place for you to relax and enjoy the warm breeze, the sounds of nature and a delicious home cooking.

At CHALALÁN the jungle is your host.

www.chalalan.com
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HOTELS ARGENTINA

BUENOS AIRES - Four Seasons

Spacious luxurious suites with marble bathrooms, an outdoor pool and a spa are offered at Four Seasons. The hotel is situated in the exclusive Recoleta neighbourhood in Buenos Aires. Four Seasons Buenos Aires is divided into two sections - a contemporary tower and a charming 20th-century French-style mansion. The suites include air conditioning, a minibar and TV. The marble bathrooms have French-style bathtubs. Spa facilities include a jacuzzi, sauna and a variety of massage treatments. Guests can work out in the gym or relax on the terrace by the pool. The tour desk can arrange city excursions. Elegant Le Mistral Restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine prepared with South American flair and room service is available. The bar, Le Dôme, offers fine cocktails and top Argentinian wines. Four Seasons Hotel is located just a 3 minute drive from the centre of Buenos Aires and is near tourist points such as the Obelisk and Teatro Colon theatre. Ezeiza International Airport is 45 minutes away and a shuttle service can be provided.

www.fourseasons.com/es/buenosaires

BUENOS AIRES - Faena

The Faena Hotel+ Universe is a decadent wonderland boasting ultra-luxurious suites, a stunning pool, a rejuvenating spa and Turkish bath, two top notch restaurants and two intimate theatres offering award-winning live shows. Blending the city's storied past with its vibrant present, the Faena is housed in an historic former granary in Buenos Aires' dynamic waterfront district: Puerto Madero. The unique and convenient location marries breathtaking skyline views with immediate access to the city centre, the popular San Telmo colonial district, the Government House, Plaza de Mayo, and Florida Street.

www.faenahotelanduniverse.com

BUENOS AIRES - Sofitel

Sofitel Buenos Aires is located in the tranquil and charming Arroyo Street, surrounded by enchanting and quiet side-walks flanked by trees, the area is a heaven made up of antique shops and art galleries, a true epicentre of culture. The hotel features a perfect blend of the French savoir faire and the Argentine tradition, with an ambience complementing exquisite decor and the delicate scents of soft flowers, awakening the senses of the guest and giving them the feeling of being where true luxury sits. Renowned interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon blends French and Art Deco elegance at this Sofitel Buenos Aires hotel. These downtown Buenos Aires hotel accommodations use features of local culture to create a modern, warm, and welcoming environment.

www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-3253-sofitel-buenos-aires/index.shtml

BUENOS AIRES - Hotel Alvear

In the heart of the upscale Recoleta district, Alvear Palace offers plush accommodation with stylish, luxurious décor. Facilities include a spa, a modern fitness centre and 2 charming restaurants. The fine Arts Museum is just 60m away. Boasting a private Jacuzzi, rooms at Alvear Palace are spacious, and fitted with Louis XVI style work desks and seating areas. All of them have free Wi-Fi, plasma TVs and DVD players. An old-fashion butler service is provided. La Bourgogne restaurant offers French specialities, whereas L´Orangerie serves international buffet lunch. There's also an award-wining lobby bar, and the property hosts the only cigar bar in town. Spa facilities include a spa, a sauna and Turkish baths. Personal shopper service is provided. The 24-hour front desk can secure shuttles. Jorge Newbery Airport is 7km away, and Ezeiza International Airport is 32km away.

www.alvearpalace.com

MENDOZA - Park Hyatt Mendoza

The Park Hyatt Mendoza Hotel is a prestigious five star hotel. Conveniently situated in the centre of Mendoza, with a prominent position on the Plaza de la Independencia. With its 186 guest rooms and Suites, framed by Mendoza vineyards and the Andes Mountains, is ideal for business and leisure travellers. Enjoy gastronomic options at Bistro M, Grill Q – Parilla Argentina and The Vines – Wine Bar & Vinoteca, Uvas – Lounge & Bar and Terrazas de la Plaza. Experience as well Kaua Club & Spa and the Regency Casino Mendoza.

www.mendoza.park.hyatt.com

EL CALAFATE - Posada Los Sauces

Los Sauces Casa Patagónica perfectly combines its creole features with European trends. Its wonderfully furnished interior distinguishes Los Sauces from the rest of the hotels in the area: books, artwork, stone chimneys, big gardens, customised service and the special dishes of its restaurant. A few blocks away from the centre of El Calafate and only 25 minutes from the Airport. Suites have distinguishing colours and are equipped with traditional furniture and masterpieces from Argentine painters. Las Piedras Spa, offers you body and facial treatments and La Comarca Restaurant offers a delicious gourmet experience with the possibility of discovering flavours from the End of the World.

www.xoprivate.com/accommodation/los-sauces-casa-patagonia

BARILOCHE - Llao Llao Hotel

The emblematic Llao Llao Hotel & Spa Resort is a true ecological paradise. It's perched on a small hill within the Nahuel Huapi National Park nestled amidst limpid lakes and colourful larch and cypress forests. The design is almost operatic with steeply pitched roofs, massive stone chimneys, and deep red log panelling on the walls - made from the coihue tree. In the public rooms you'll find cascading deer-antler chandeliers, chairs upholstered in exotic skins, and enough stuffed birds and fish to form a regional museum of fauna. A grand staircase leads to 'El Asador', the restaurant grill room, where beef, trout and succulent Patagonian lamb are served hot from the coals at tables overlooking the lake. But the real excitement is outdoors. Just beyond the helipad is a dock from which motor launches leave for tours of Lake Nahuel Huapi. Hotel awards include Condé Naste Traveller - Best places to stay in the world – Gold List 2011.

www.llaollao.com

CATARATAS DE IGUAZÚ - Iguazu Grand Hotel

A destination of dignitaries, celebrities and world leaders, Iguazu Grand Resort and Spa is regarded as the most luxurious hotel at the Iguazu falls. Its distinguished architectural style and exclusive decor includes authentic paintings by renowned international artists. The hotel has three bars, two fine-dining restaurants, live stage shows in Cafe Magic and one of the most sophisticated casinos in Latin America. Awards include 'Argentina´s Best Leading Resort' - World Travel Awards 2010.

www.iguazugrand.com

USHUAIA - Las Hayas

Las Hayas Resort Hotel, situated in natural beech wood, 2.5km from Ushuaia. The "Gourmet" restaurant Le Martial can hold 110 diners and a more informal choice is the Drake, which can hold up to 100 people. The recently remodelled Health Club includes heated indoor swimming pool, two hydro massage baths for adults and a bath for children, two sauna cabins, Turkish bath, Scottish bath, gymnasium, squash court, hair dresser's, massage and beauty treatment.

www.lashayashotel.com

SALTA - Patios de Cafayate

Sweeping views of the vintages in Calchaquíes Valleys, rich in culture, wines and traditions. Large and beautiful gardens, a traditional architecture and the ancient colonial backyards. The hotel's Winespa offers a combination of exclusive treatments on the basis of regional products such as wine, goat's milk, Algarrobo, Cactus and Molle trees. At the restaurant, the Chef prepares a range of exquisite dishes elaborated with interesting indigenous ingredients that have been passed on through the generations. The ancient colonial furniture, the handmade carpets, the ceramic floors and the expensive baskets are part of the decoration of the guest rooms.

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The Inca Mainland 2016

THE INCA MAINLAND 2016

Peru / Bolivia 13 days/ 12 nights

  • Day 01  Lima
  • Day 02  Lima-Arequipa
  • Day 03   Arequipa- Colca Canyon
  • Day 04   Colca Canyon - Arequipa
  • Day 05   Arequipa - La Paz
  • Day 06   La Paz - Uyuni
  • Day 07   Uyuni- La Paz
  • Day 08   La Paz – Huatajata/Lake Titicaca
  • Day 09   Huatajata- Puno
  • Day 10   Puno- Cusco
  • Day 11   Cusco- Sacred Valley
  • Day 12   Sacred Valley- Machu Picchu- Cusco
  • Day 13   Cusco- Lima- Home

DAY 1

LIMA - / - / -

Today you arrive to Peru. At arrival transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 2

LIMA – AREQUIPA B / - / -

City tour of Arequipa, also known as "the White City" because of the white volcanic rock, used in its buildings. You visit the beautiful Santa Catalina convent, founded in 1580. This convent is an almost self-sustained village, made up of houses for the nuns and their servants, cloisters, plazas and narrow streets, kitchens, refectory and laundry. From there proceed to the Jesuit Church, where you may be impressed by the beauty of its facade, considered the best example of the mestizo baroque style in Arequipa. The ancient vestry is particularly beautiful with its cupola and walls covered in murals representing the jungle. The ancient Jesuit seminary is famous for its beautiful principal cloister. After visiting the Main Square continue to the residential districts of Yanahuara and Chilina, where you have a magnificent view of Arequipa's countryside and the Misti volcano.

 

DAY 3

AREQUIPA – COLCA CANYON B / L / -

Early morning departure for a two-day overland trip to the awesome Colca Valley. Drive across Pampa Canahuas within the Aguada Blanca National Reserve, the habitat of vicunas. Admire beautiful pre-Columbian terraces still being cultivated by native Collaguas.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 4

COLCA CANYON – AREQUIPA B / L / -

Morning departure to visit the towns of Yanque, Maca, Achoma and Pinchollo. Proceed to the 'Condors' Cross', observation point from where you can view these great Andean birds. Impressive panorama of the Colca Canyon, one of the deepest in the world (3,000 mts/ 9,800 ft).

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 5

AREQUIPA – LA PAZ B / - / -

Transfer to the airport for flight to La Paz. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 6

LA PAZ – UYUNI B / L / D

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Uyuni. Arrival in Uyuni and transfer to your hotel.

Visit to the Salt Lake Uyuni and its Isla Pescado. This is the largest salt flat on earth, located on the Bolivian Andean Altiplano with over 10.000 square Km; the Bolivian Andes offer stunning sceneries which can be hardly matched. The sound of silence makes the heart beats faster and the surreal pentagons of crystalline salt, the pure sky, the color lagoons, the cacti and the flamingos, will certainly make you feel that there is no other place like this in the whole world.

Lunch at Isla Pescado, also called “Incawasi”, an oasis with formations of algae and fossils. It is covered by thousands of giant columnar cacti, which can be more than a hundred years old, growing to a height of over 12 meters.

The landscape against the background of the salt pans extending to the horizon makes it an ideal place for photography hunters.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 7

UYUNI – LA PAZ B / - / -

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to La Paz. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

In the afternoon City Tour including the 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.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 8

LA PAZ – HUATAJATA/LAKE TITICACA B / - / D

Transfer from your hotel to Huatajata at the shores of Lake Titicaca. Upon arrival Visit the Andean Roots Eco-Village and the Altiplano Museum.

Night experiences in the Mystical World of the Kallawaya and the Alajpacha Observatory.

Overnight at the Inca Utama Hotel & SPA

 

DAY 9

HUATAJATA – PUNO B / L / -

Overland journey to Copacabana. Upon arrival in Copacabana visit the famous “Mamita del Lago”. Afterwards you board a hydrofoil, which takes you to the famous Moon- & Sun Islands. Lunch on Sun Island. Return by hydrofoil to Copacabana and overland journey to Puno.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 10

PUNO - CUSCO B / L / -

Take a touristic bus to Cusco along the dramatic landscapes of the highland plateau, with occasional views of tiny Andean villages and herds of llamas and vicunas. Stop at the archaeological site of Pukara (200BC-AD300).

Second stop at Raqchi, where there is an Inca temple built to worship Wiracocha, one of the most important Inca gods. Finally stop at Andahuaylillas, where there is a beautiful baroque church built at the beginning of the XVIIth century.It is very well known thanks to its beautiful mural paintings.

Overnight at selected hotel

 

DAY 11

CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY B / L / -

Allin Hamusqa Kapaychik!! This means welcome in Quechua, the official language of the Incas. Visit of Awanakancha, a farm of South American camelids and showroom of textiles, where local families show the entire traditional process of weaving and making garments. Afterwards visit the Pisac Market, with its many stands of products made by the people of the area. You may find textiles, carvings and replicas of old Inca ceramic. Lunch at a local restaurant.

Then visit Ollantaytambo, whre you find a perfect example of the Incas urban planning and their residents still live by their old traditions. Pachacutec (1438-1471) conquered the town and built over the same his new Inca version of the same. Transfer to Urubamba Valley

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 12

SACRED VALLEY – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO B / L / -

In the morning you transfer to Ollantaytambo station to board the train towards Machu Picchu. Upon arrival to the station you take a 25-minute motor coach ride to "The Lost City of the Incas", which was discovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. Enjoy a guided tour of the marvellous citadel, a unique awe-inspiring experience. Afterwards, stroll around the archaeological site.

To further enhance your travel experience, we recommend you to visit the private art gallery: "Machu Pictures - Inspiring Views of the Sanctuary", located within Cafe Inkaterra in Machu Picchu pueblo, nearby the rail station. A privileged access created for you.

In the afternoon take the train back to Ollantaytambo station. After arrival you transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 13

CUSCO – LIMA B / - / -

In the morning take a tour of the city, starting out at the Santo Domingo convent monastery. This former Colonial monastery was previously the Koricancha Temple, one of the most important temples devoted to worship of the sun. According to the chronicles, it was covered in gold Leaf and filled with golden representations of nature. Also included in the tour are stops at the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral. After touring the most interesting sites of the city, you will be driven to the countryside outside Cusco to visit some of the remarkable Inca ruins in the area. Included are the Cult Center of Sacsayhuaman, the Temple and Amphitheater of Kenko, and the Red Fortress of Puca Pucara.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima.

 
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Sun & Fun 2016

SUN & FUN 2016

Venezuela- Colombia- Brazil- Argentina- Uruguay 16 days/15 nights

  • Day 01  Caracas
  • Day 02  Caracas
  • Day 03   Caracas
  • Day 04   Caracas
  • Day 05   Caracas - Cartagena
  • Day 06   Cartagena
  • Day 07   Cartagena
  • Day 08   Cartagena – Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 09   Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 10   Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 11   Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 12   Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 13   Rio de Janeiro – Buenos Aires
  • Day 14   Buenos Aires – Punta del Este
  • Day 15   Punta del Este
  • Day 16   Punta del Este – Buenos Aires

DAY 1

CARACAS - / - / -

Arrival at Caracas International Airport CCS and transfer to your hotel. The afternoon is at leisure, giving you the opportunity to rest, relax and enjoy the beach.

Overnight at a 5* hotel in Caracas

DAY 2

CARACAS B / - / -

Today is at leisure, giving you the opportunity to rest, relax and enjoy the beach.

Overnight at a 5* hotel in Caracas

DAY 3

CARACAS B / - / -

The day is at leisure for you to rest, relax and enjoy the beach.

Overnight at a selected 5* hotel in Caracas

DAY 4

CARACAS B / - / -

The day is at leisure for you to rest, relax and enjoy the beach.

Overnight at a selected 5* hotel in Caracas

DAY 5

CARACAS – CARTAGENA B / - / -

In the morning transfer from your hotel to the international airport for your flight to Cartagena CTG. Arrival and private transfer to the hotel.

The afternoon is at leisure, giving you the opportunity to rest, relax and enjoy the beach.

Overnight at a selected 5* hotel in Cartagena

DAY 6

CARTAGENA B / - / -

The day is at leisure for you to rest, relax and enjoy the beach.

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DAY 7

CARTAGENA B / - / -

The day is at leisure for you to rest, relax and enjoy the beach.

Overnight at a selected 5* hotel in Cartagena

DAY 8

CARTAGENA B / - / -

The day is at leisure for you to rest, relax and enjoy the beach.

Overnight at a selected 5* hotel in Cartagena

DAY 9

CARTAGENA – RIO DE JANEIRO B / - / -

In the morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro GIG. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.

The afternoon is at leisure for you to rest, relax and enjoy the beach.

Overnight at a selected 5* hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

DAY 10

RIO DE JANEIRO B / - / -

In the morning half day tour to Corcovado and the beaches. Depart from the hotel to visit the world-famous statue of Christ the Redeemer, recently elected one of the seven modern wonders of the world. This statue (38m high) stands proudly on the summit of Corcovado mountain (710m above sea level), overlooking and protecting the city. To get there, take a scenic drive along the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, to arrive at the foot of the mountain, from there we board a small funicular train that climbs through the lush Tijuca forest to reach the summit of Corcovado. From the dizzy heights of the top you experience truly incredible panoramic views over Rio and the coastline and discover why it is known to so many as the 'Marvellous City!'. The return journey includes a drive along Rio’s famous beaches like Ipanema and Copacobana.

The afternoon is at leisure for you to rest, relax and enjoy the local beaches.

Overnight at a selected 5* hotel in Rio de Janeiro.

DAY 11

RIO DE JANEIRO B / - / -

The day is at leisure for you to rest, relax and enjoy the beach.

Overnight at a selected 5* hotel in Rio de Janeiro

DAY 12

RIO DE JANEIRO B / - / -

The day is at leisure for you to rest, relax and enjoy the beach.

Overnight at a selected 5* hotel in Rio de Janeiro

DAY 13

RIO DE JANEIRO – BUENOS AIRES B / - / -

In the morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires EZE. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.

The afternoon is at leisure for you to rest, relax and enjoy the city. We recommend a visit to our emblematic “Café Tortoni”, is a must!!

At night dinner and tango show at Rojo Tango. Rojo Tango is located inside your hotel. The 'Rojo Tango Dinner and Show' is a full evening of entertainment that includes a mouth-watering 3-course gourmet dinner and a professional tango show of music and dance. The show itself is an intimate VIP showroom that's lavishly furnished in red curtains, red carpets and red chairs, which all play to the ambiance of the place, to enhance the feeling of romance and melodrama. It also gives this enclave of moody jazz and sultry tango a more exclusive feel. The entertaining show promises “love, passion, madness and glamour” all expressed through the beauty and history of tango. Rojo Tango is not your traditional tango show, but characterized by a modern twist, with small orchestra, singers and dancers, not afraid to put their own spin on the genre. The food here is excellent and includes a choice of appetizers, entrée, desserts, coffee, Terrazas Reserva wine and soft drinks.

Overnight at a selected 5* hotel in Buenos Aires.

DAY 14

BUENOS AIRES – PUNTA ESTE B / - / -

In the morning transfer to the port to get the hydrofoil across to Punta del Este in Uruguay. Upon arrival in Punta del Este you'll be met and transferred to your hotel.

The afternoon is at leisure for you to rest, relax and enjoy the local beaches.

Overnight at a selected hotel 5* in Punta del Este.

DAY 15

PUNTA ESTE B / - / -

The day is at leisure for you to rest, relax and enjoy the beach.

Overnight at a selected hotel 5* in Punta del Este.

DAY 16

PUNTA ESTE – AIRPORT BUENOS AIRES B / - / -

The morning is at leisure for you to rest, relax and enjoy the beach.

In the afternoon you will be met and transferred to the port for your hydrofoil cruise to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires transfer to EZE International Airport for your flight home flight home.

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Southern Magic 2016

SOUTHERN MAGIC 2016

Chile- Argentina- Brazil 12 days/11 nights

  • Day 01  Santiago
  • Day 02  Santiago
  • Day 03   Santiago-Mendoza
  • Day 04   Mendoza
  • Day 05   Mendoza-Buenos Aires
  • Day 06   Buenos Aires
  • Day 07   Buenos Aires
  • Day 08   Buenos Aires-Iguazu
  • Day 09   Iguazu
  • Day 10   Iguazu-Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 11   Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 12   Rio de Janeiro-Home

DAY 1

SANTIAGO B / - / -

Private transfer from the airport to the Hotel of your choice in Santiago.

In the afternoon, half day City Tour of Santiago: Santiago de Chile combines the characteristics of a rapidly modernizing metropolis with the historic features of a colonial city. This private tour introduces you to both the historic centre and Santiago’s modern side.

In the historic centre, you visit the presidential palace, once the national mint, and hence named La Moneda. Additional sights are around the historic main square, the Plaza de Armas, with its cathedral and the beautiful old post office; the Palacio de la Real Audiencia, now home to the National History Museum; and the Casa Colonial, which was once the governor’s residence during the colonial era. The best views of Santiago and the Andes can be enjoyed from the summit of Cerro San Cristóbal, The hill is part of the Parque Metropolitano – the city’s largest municipal park – where many Santiaguinos spend the weekends practicing sports or enjoying a BBQ. After visiting the Cerro San Cristóbal, the tour continues through Providencia, one of the capital’s exclusive districts, with attractive shops, good restaurants and modern high-rise buildings.

Overnight at the selected hotel.

DAY 2

SANTIAGO B / - / -

Day at leisure where for optional excursion: Full Day Valparaiso

Meet your guide English-speaking guide in the morning, who accompanies you during this full day excursion to Valparaíso.

The historic city of Valparaíso is Chile’s oldest port. It is also home to the senate and Chilean Congress, which was moved here from the capital after 1989, when democracy and therefore a national Congress were re-established.

The city’s many hills are a multi-colored panorama of painted houses crowding every nook and cranny that provide a spectacular backdrop and also ensure Valparaiso’s unique flair.

There is a good reason why the historic city centre of Valparaíso, with its fine 19th century architecture, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. The upper and lower sections of the city are connected by 15 funicular elevators that were built.

At the turn of the 19th century and still provide good service to this day. During your city tour, you travel to a viewing point by one of them, in addition to visiting the parliamentary building and Plaza Sotomayor’s memorial to the heroes of the War of the Pacific.

Overnight at the selected hotel.

DAY 3

SANTIAGO – MENDOZA B / - / -

Private transfer from the hotel in Santiago to the bus terminal in Santiago. Public Bus Trip to Terminal Los Heroes at Mendoza, Argentina (Ticket Included).

Arrival at Mendoza by bus from Santiago. Upon arrival you transfer to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight at the selected hotel.

DAY 4

MENDOZA B / - / -

In the morning half day City Tour. Visiting the most representative sites of this wonderful city, the excursion begins in Mendoza’s historical quarter - Pedro del Castillo Square. After admiring the urban architecture and San Francisco Ruins, visit some of the different government buildings. The tour continues to General San Martin Park, considered a true greenbelt area, where you enjoy the lake, the rose garden and over 30 sculptures, including a visit to the boat club and observatory. Then go to Cerro de la Gloria (Glory Hill) from where you can see the Monumento al Ejercito Libertador (Monument to the Heroes of the War of Independence) – and the Greek Theater - Frank Romeo Day, where the Fiesta de la Vendimia (harvest festival) is held every year. The tour ends after visiting El Challao, at the Virgin de Lourdes Church.

The afternoon is at leisure. You may take the optional Tour: Half day Wineries Tour

This circuit takes you out of the city and into the wine-making districts of Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu. Here you witness techniques used to irrigate the dry land (canals and ditches) and hear about how the aborigines managed to change a vast desert into a productive oasis. This area is home to prestigious wineries that produce internationally-recognized Argentinean wines. We visit two of these wineries, both still using traditional working methods, together with some of the latest technology. Your tour is accompanied by a wine expert, who explains some of the vinification methods and processes, bottling and labelling of wines, and you can enjoy a tasting of the different wines the vineyards have to offer.

Overnight at the selected hotel.

DAY 5

MENDOZA – BUENOS AIRES B / - / -

In the morning transfer to the Mendoza Airport for flight to Buenos Aires (AEP). Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel.

In the afternoon City Tour. This sightseeing tour allows you to discover the magic of this vibrant cosmopolitan city. The tour includes the beautiful parks and gardens of the Recoleta and Palermo neighbourhoods, the Colon Theatre (one of the world's five most important opera theatres), Plaza de Mayo, the cathedral, traditional Mayo Avenue, Congress Square and many other buildings and palaces of architectural, historical and cultural interest. Your tour then continues with a visit of San Telmo, the residence of aristocracy until the end of the 19th century. Then, you have the opportunity to explore Caminito Street in La Boca, a colourful neighbourhood of Italian immigrants. You visit the recently revitalized area of Puerto Madero and on Sundays the tour includes a stop at the vibrant San Telmo Flea Market.

Overnight at the selected hotel.

DAY 6

BUENOS AIRES B / - / -

Day at leisure. You may take part of the optional tour: Full day Estancia visit

Getting away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Buenos Aires, head out to the vast grassy plains of the Pampas, the birthplace of the gaucho tradition. Spend the day on an estancia where you can truly immerse yourself in Argentine tradition, by taking part in the activities on the farm. The day also includes back horse riding and ancient horse-drawn carriages accompanied by seasoned gauchos, You also have the chance to witness some of the gaucho's incredible skills on horseback: Ring racing, horse racing, racing with leathers and reins test. The amazing ability of these gauchos can be appreciated through these typical displays of past tradition.

Overnight at the selected hotel.

DAY 7

BUENOS AIRES B / - / -

Day at leisure. You may take part of the optional tour: Half day Tigre and Delta

Only 30km from downtown Buenos Aires, the city of Tigre constitutes the access to know the Delta of the Paraná River, a group of islands and streams that open up like a fan and offer an attractive natural scenery ideal for recreation and rowing, sailing or fishing. This 4 hour tour includes sailing along the different canals of the Delta and goes through the northern residential area of Buenos Aires suburbs, where the President's Main House is located.

The afternoon is at your leisure.

Overnight at the selected hotel.

DAY 8

BUENOS AIRES – IGUAZU B / - / -

In the morning transfer to the Buenos Aires Airport for flight to Iguazu (IGR). Arrival in Iguazu and transfer to the hotel.

In the afternoon half day tour of Brazilian Falls - Along a beautiful route, crossing a bridge over Iguazu River, reach the Iguaçu National Park in Brazil. From there and bordering the river arrive at the falls where you have fabulous panoramic views. You are able to observe the incomparable beauty of the Iguaçu Waterfalls from across a 1,200m path, with several balconies and a runway over the river up to the ¨Devils Throat”, where besides getting wet with the mist, visitors enjoy the closest view of the greatest falls in South America. The Path ends in a viewpoint right by the Floriano falls.

Overnight at the selected hotel.

 

DAY 9

IGUAZU B / - / -

Full day tour of Argentinean Falls - Catwalks and observatories let you enjoy the magnificent falls, one of the wonders of the world, which culminates in the impressive Garganta del Diablo (Devils Throat), where the Iguazu River crashes down almost 80m offering a breathtaking experience. From the visitors centre you can walk around trails or board a picturesque train. The lower circuit leads to the base of the falls, where the spray moistens visitors. It is a unique experience, worth daring the adventure. From the upper circuit you have the best panoramic views of the park. Leaving from Cataratas station, walk along the catwalk on the upper section of the river. We get to the balcony on the Devils Throat, the biggest fall with such a big flow of water that you are overcome by the grandeur of the scenery.

Overnight at the selected hotel.

DAY 10

IGUAZU – RIO DE JANEIRO B / - / -

In the morning transfer out to the international airport for departure flight to Rio de Janeiro.

Arrival in Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your hotel

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro, capital of the State of Rio de Janeiro, and also Brazil's capital from 1763 to 1961, is nestled between the mountains and the sea. Its magnificent shoreline includes charming bays and beautiful beaches, dotted with islands up and down the coast. Flying into Rio is a beautiful sight, whether at night or during the day, the visitor quickly finds out why Rio is known as the Wonderful City. The center for art and fashion, new styles and clothing concepts are always available in Ipanema's elegant stores and boutiques.

In the afternoon, drive to "Praia Vermelha" (Red beach), to take the two stage car up to the top of Sugar Loaf (270m), 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 170m, with a snack bar, amphitheater and helicopter-point. 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.

Overnight at the selected hotel.

DAY 11

RIO DE JANEIRO B / - / -

Day at leisure where you may take one of these optional tours:

Half day Corcovado

Drive to Rio de Janeiro´s elegant residential area of yesteryear´s – the 19th century, its residences, quaint villas and the Näif Art Museum. The top of Corcovado Mountain is reached by a Swiss-made cog-wheel train taking 20 minutes to reach the top. The Christ the Redeemer statue stands 15 meters from its base and proudly closes the summit at 710 meters. The view at the top of Corcovado is one of Rio´s famous postcards, easily recognized around the world. The ever changing scenarios, the lake, the forest, the beaches, are Rio´s landmarks.

Optional tour: FD Tropical Islands- Seat In Coach

After pickups from hotels, take the Rio-Santos road to Itacuruça. There board our schooner (locally known as "saveiros"). A tray of tropical fruits is served on board. A bar is also available on the boat (beverages not included in tour price).

The schooner cruises the Sepetiba Bay, an area rich in natural beauty, where it is normal for passengers to spot the dolphins, giant king-fishers, parrots, turtles and stingrays. After stops for a swim, we continue to the island where a delicious lunch buffet will be served for visitors. After lunch, there is still be time to explore the island before returning to Itacuruça.

We arrive in Rio at approximately 6:30 pm. Passengers are then returned to their hotels.

Optional Tour: Rio By Night Samba Show including dinner- Seat In Coach

Enjoy a nice dinner in one of the best barbecue restaurant, where you can try all different cuts of meat as well as a delicious salad buffet. After dinner, have fun and enjoy a great samba show where “mulatas” exhibit the intricate steps of local dances and “batuqueiros” produce a delirium beat from exotic percussion instruments the world most famous mark of samba rhythm.

Overnight at the selected hotel.

DAY 12

RIO DE JANEIRO AIRPORT B / - / -

At noon, check out and transfer from the hotel to the airport.