FOUR- POINT DIAMOND 2016

Peru -Bolivia -Argentina -Brazil 15 days/14 nights

  • Day 01  Lima
  • Day 02   Lima
  • Day 03   Lima-Cusco
  • Day 04   Cusco
  • Day 05   Cusco-Machu Picchu-Cusco
  • Day 06   Cusco-Puno
  • Day 07  Puno-La Paz
  • Day 08  La Paz
  • Day 09  La Paz-Buenos Aires
  • Day 10  Buenos Aires
  • Day 11  Buenos Aires-Iguazu
  • Day 12  Iguazu
  • Day 13  Iguazu-Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 14  Rio de Janeiro
  • Day 15  Rio de Janeiro-Home

DAY 1

LIMA - / - / -

Today you arrive to Peru. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel, where you receive a briefing about the itinerary. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have about your journey in our country.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 2

LIMA B / - / -

Get acquainted with Peru's Capital City, its 2000 years of history and colonial heritage. Experience the artistic traditions and contemporary lives of its residents. Tour Lima’s Historical Center, cultural heritage of humanity according to UNESCO and admire its imposing Cathedral. Visit Casa Aliaga, America's best preserved colonial mansion, occupied by the same family since 1535. Continue to San Francisco Monastery, a masterpiece of colonial architecture housing important colonial paintings. Finally drive through the residential districts of Miraflores and San Isidro where you enjoy a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean and its beaches before returning to your hotel.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 3

LIMA – CUSCO B / - / -

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco.

Allin Hamusqa Kapaychik!! This means welcome in Quechua, the official language of the Incas. After your arrival transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon 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, drive to the surroundings of 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.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 4

CUSCO B / - / -

Day at leisure

Optional tour: Full day excursion to The Sacred Valley with lunch

Take a trip to the Urubamba valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, to visit the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. The site was built just as the Spaniards arrived, and evidence of how it was constructed is still visible. After admiring the site's magnificent past stroll through the quaint streets of today’s town. Continue to Pisac for an opportunity to haggle with vendors at its handicraft market. You have a magnificent view of the Urubamba Valley along the way.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 5

CUSCO – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO B / L / -

In the morning transfer to Ollantaytambo Station to board the train towards Machu Picchu. Upon arrival to the station you will 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 marvelous 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 transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 6

CUSCO – PUNO B / L / -

Take a tourist bus to Puno along the dramatic landscapes of the highland plateau, with occasional views of tiny Andean villages and herds of llamas and vicunas. 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. Second stop at Raqchi, where there is an Inca temple built to worship Wiracocha, one of the most important Inca gods. Finally, visit of the archaeological site of Pukara (200BC-AD300).

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 7

PUNO – LA PAZ B / L / -

Transfer from your hotel to Copacabana. Upon arrival in Copacabana you board a hydrofoil, which takes you to the famous Moon- & Sun Islands. Lunch on Sun Island with gorgeous view of the Royal Range, when weather conditions allow. Continuation in hydrofoil to Huatajata. Visit the Andean Roots Eco-Village and the Altiplano Museum. At early night time you arrive at La Paz.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 8

LA PAZ B / - / -

In the morning City Tour in La Paz. The city of contrasts represents a unique blend of cultures and races. Indian markets, the Witch Doctor market, the main square Plaza Murillo and the Moon Valley are the local main attractions.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 9

LA PAZ – BUENOS AIRES B / - / D

Transfer to the International Airport of La Paz in order to take your flight to Argentina. Arrival to Buenos Aires and transfer to your hotel.

The afternoon is at leisure.

At night enjoy a Tango Show including Dinner- Buenos Aires nightlife provides its visitors with numerous entertainment possibilities. This evening you attend an unforgettable tango show with performances by some of the best dancers and singers in the country, whilst enjoying a delicious meal. This is the perfect way to live Buenos Aires - the city of tango.

Overnight at the selected hotel

 

DAY 10

BUENOS AIRES B / - / -

In the morning half day City Tour (3 hrs) - 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.

The afternoon is at leisure

Overnight at selected hotel

 

DAY 11

BUENOS AIRES – IGUAZU B / - / -

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

In the afternoon half day tour of Brazilian Falls (4 hrs) - 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 views. You 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 12

IGUAZU B / - / -

Full day tour of Argentinean Falls (8 hrs) - Catwalks and observatories let us 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. 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 13

IGUAZU – RIO DE JANEIRO B / - / -

In the morning transfer to the EZE International Airport for departure flight to Rio de Janeiro. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.

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 14

RIO DE JANEIRO B / - / -

Day at leisure where you can take one of Rio’s greatest optional tours:

Half day City Tour Corcovado -4 hours

Overnight at the selected hotel.

Drive to Rio´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.

Full day Tropical Islands- Seat In Coach - 10 hours

After pickups from hotels, you take the Rio-Santos road to Itacuruça. There you board our schooner (locally known as "saveiros"). A tray of tropical fruits will be 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 is served for visitors. After lunch, there is still time to explore the island before returning to Itacuruça.

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

Rio By Night- Show And Dinner Seat In Coach - 6 hours

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.

 

DAY 15

AIRPORT RIO DE JANEIRO B / - / -

At noon, check out and transfer from the hotel to the airport, including luggage handling of one bag per person to the airport.

 
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