17 Days – South America featuring Amazon Jungle

  • Destination: Argentina, Brazil, Peru, South America, Uruguay
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Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

Flight to Manaus, Brazil

Welcome to the South America Tour!  Arrive in Manaus airport and Transfer to the hotel. The Amazon Rainforest, also known as Amazonia, is one of the world’s greatest natural resources. Because its vegetation continuously recycles carbon dioxide into oxygen, it has been described as the “Lungs of our Planet”. About 20% of earth’s oxygen is produced by the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon rainforest gets its name from the Amazon River, the life force of the rainforest. (Meals: D)

Day 02

Manaus – Jungle Lodge

After Breakfast proceed for the Monkey Forest Tour. The facilities for rehabilitation and re-introduction of wild animals in their habitat (known as the Monkey forest), was created in 1991 with the intention of receiving animals which have been confiscated from illegal commerce. This is a joint project with the Municipal Secretary of Environment and Sustainability. In this center, the animals are initially put into quarantine to be evaluated and taken care of by a team of veterinaries and biologists.  Evening tour by canoe with opportunity for Alligator Spotting.  Depart lodge in paddle or motorized canoes, to appreciate the sounds of the jungle at night, with the possibility to spot small alligators (or other nightly creatures). Alligators are spotted because their eyes shine like small red lights. Once the alligator is spotted by the guide’s spotlight, he will try to catch a small alligator with his own hands and bring it on to the canoe, and a brief explanation of their habitat follows. The alligator will then be safely released back to the river. (No harm is done to any of the animals). Overnight at the lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 03

Jungle Lodge

Enjoy Breakfast and later take tour of Nature Hike. Biodiversity is the main characteristics of the Ecopark. It includes catalogued species in virgin rainforest, natural savannahs and creeks. Several streams of crystal clear warm water run through the rainforest.  During tour the guide will lead clients, educating them about the local flora/fauna, how and where to find edible fruits and potable water, first aid , how to find their way in the forest and much more. Duration: 1 to 3 hours (depending on health conditions of participants). Lunch (buffet style- Vegetarian food will be cooked especially for the group), short rest and Tour.  Visit to the Native’s House.  Depart the lodge on boat or motorized canoe, accompanied by a Bilingual guide to learn about the traditions and customs of local Amazonians (“natives”).   (B, L, D)

Day 04

Jungle Lodge – Manaus – Manaus City Tour – Transfer to Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy breakfast in the morning.  Depart  the lodge and tour to the Meeting of the Waters  including lunch. See the mixing of the waters of Solimoes and Negro Rivers, forming the mighty Amazon River. Continue until your arrival in Manaus.  Enjoy a City Tour of Manaus, including Opera House and other important sites. There will be some time for shopping at the Manauara Shopping.  Dinner at restaurant (with vegetarian options). Transfer to the airport. (B, L, D)

Day 05

Manaus – Rio de Janeiro – City Tour of Rio de Janeiro

From Manaus Arrive in Rio! After custom clearance we proceed for lunch.  Later in the afternoon you will head for a guided city tour of Rio visiting downtown area, passing by the Financial and Business Center and other attractions such as the City PalaceCandelaria ChurchSaint Sebastian CathedralLapa Arches, Municipal Theatre, National Library, Fine Arts Museum, and by the Samba Rome, site of Rio’s famous Carnival Parade.  Later return to the hotel. Enjoy Dinner Delicacies.  Overnight at Rio Hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 06

Rio de Janeiro – Sugar Loaf Mountain

After a wholesome breakfast, we proceed for a Boat tour of Guanabara Bay, viewing the incredible “Wonder City” from its most famous bay. On 1st January, 1502, a Portuguese squad discovered Guanabara Bay. Being that it was the month of January and that the bay appeared to be a large river mouth, he named it Rio de Janeiro (River of January). Various sights and landmarks such as the neighborhoods of Botafogo, Flamengo, Urca, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Fort Sao Joao, Flagstone Island, Santa Cruz Fortress, Rio-Niteroi Bridge and more will be seen as we depart from the Marina da Gloria. After lunch we proceed for touring around Sugar Loaf Mountain – huge cone shaped rock made of granite rising 1300 feet high above water – landmark of Rio.  Next stop on our list is Corcovado Tour – enjoy breathtaking views, passing by some of Rio’s popular beaches namely Copacabana & Impanema and by Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon. It surely has been a long day enjoying all the excursions, we now head for a delicious Indian Dinner.  Relax, tomorrow is another big day. (B, L, D)

Day 07

Rio de Janeiro – Tijuca Rain Forest Tour – Christ the Redeemer Statue

After breakfast today we will visit the Tijuca Rain Forest Tour, the best way to spend half a day, discovering the wonderfully exuberant ecosystems of Rio de Janeiro’s tropical urban jungle. This tour will give you a fabulous chance to spot some of the unexpected and colorful flora and fauna living right in the middle of the city of Rio in the stunning Tijuca Rain Forest.  During this in the city of Rio de Janeiro you will be amazed you by the diverse nature and wildlife that lives hidden away in this urban paradise. After lunch we head to Cosme Velho Station to board a cog-train for a 20 minute scenic ride through Tijuca Forest up Corcovado Mountain. Disembarking at the top of Corcovado we then proceed up the steps that lead to the top lookout where the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer stands.  After appreciating the breathtaking view unfolding below, passengers will descend by train.  Later enjoy your dinner and return to hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 08

Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls by Air – Brazilian Side

Say Goodbye to Rio and board your flight for Iguassu. Upon arrival in Iguassu, transfer from the airport to Foz Do Iguacu home to the Brazilian National Park. Today enjoy the thrilling Iguassu FallsA Natural Wonder of the World from Brazilian side. Taller than Niagara Falls and wider than Victoria Falls, these waterfalls and the river are both considered a World Heritage site due to their tremendous beauty as well as the biodiversity. Iguassu River has a total of 275 independent falls spread throughout Brazil and Argentina sides. Later transfer to hotel after dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 09

Iguassu Falls from Argentina

Enjoy a hot breakfast at the hotel. This morning we proceed to the Argentinean National Park towards the Argentinean Falls. You will make a short stop at the Visitor’s Center and proceed from there along to the Inferior Circuit, the Down-River Falls, to the Superior Circuit, the Up-River Cascades. The Ecological Jungle Train leads you to the most impressive observation point of the falls – The Devil´s Throat. This is the tallest falls amongst the 275 falls that comprises Iguassu Falls.  As we walk out to the Devil’s Throat, we pass a huge number of colorful birds, butterflies and a few voracious coatis. Like always we will give you plenty of time to collect your memories in your camera.  (B, L, D)

Day 10

Buenos Aires

After a delicious breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires enjoy lunch then proceed for a guided tour of the most popular attractions of Buenos Aires. The tour includes the National Congress, the Metropolitan CathedralOld Italian Street, Pink Palace, Rose Garden, The Soccer Stadium, Government House and the area of Plaza de Mayo. You will be at the heart of the Tango activity.  This sensuous dance is performed in the street for passersby to enjoy in the traditional neighborhood of San Telmo, where this typical dance dwells. Then you will visit La Boca a colorful suburb – today’s home for important artists. Your next visit is to Palermo Floralis – A Solar Powered Flower. Today’s final destination is sophisticated Recoleta, one of the most exclusive neighborhood in which among other attractions, you can take a look at the famous cemetery alongside fine restaurants and cafes.  (B, L, D)

Day 11

Buenos Aires – Day Trip to Colonia de Sacramento in Uruguay

After breakfast today we hop on a Boat for our trip to the Unsurpassable Uruguay Town – Colonia.  Upon arrival proceed for a guided city tour of Colonia de Sacramento.  Here are the Calle de los Suspiros (street of the sighs), a beautiful little cobblestone street lined with colorful houses and Colonia’s trademark yellow lamps – and the historical city gate and walls.  Later enjoy some shopping time at Uruguay before returning to Buenos Aires. (B, L, D)

Day 12

Buenos Aires to Lima – Lima City Tour

Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer from Hotel to airport for your flight to Lima. The capital and largest city of Peru, Lima is characterized by its historic center, archeological sites, nightlife, museums, art galleries, festivals and traditions. Arrive in Lima, transfer to the Hotel. A Professional Local City Guide leads you on An Extensive Tour of both Modern And Colonial Lima. During this tour you will visit many points of Interest such as the Main SquarePlaza Mayor(founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro, Conqueror of Peru), The Government PalaceThe City HallThe Cathedral, The House Of El Oidor, Colonial Architectural Jewels, such as Torre Tagle Palace – a beautiful Mansion Dating Back To The 18th Century. Also visit the world-famous Mira Flores – a district famous for shopping area, gardens, flower-filled parks and beaches  . (B, L, D)

Day 13

Lima – Cuzco

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cuzco. In the afternoon enjoy a guided visit to the Four Ruins – The Sacsayhuaman Fortress overlooking The City Of Cuzco, A Pre Inca Architectural Masterpiece; Kenko, A Rock Sanctuary whose main attraction is the Monolithic Altar representing a Puma, The Red Fortress of Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay – a beautiful fountain fed by a Spring forming a Series of basins continue to the city of Cuzco; The Main Square, The Cathedral and The Koricancha or Temple Of The Sun. Later return to your Hotel.  (B, L, D)

Day 14

Cuzco – Machu Picchu

Today’s schedule is an early transfer to the railway station for the train to Machu Picchu. You will arrive in time for a guided group visit of the Most Spectacular Ancient City in the world. This Fabulous City contains Houses, Temples, Warehouses, a Large Central Square and all connected by narrow roads and steps that are surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side. After the guided tour spend some leisure time to enjoy this Pre-Columbian Inca site well-preserved and now ranking amongst the Seven Wonders of the World. Grab an opportunity for a guided trek (approx. 1 hour) up to the Sungate (Intipunku), which is a part of the Inca Trail, for a Magical View of the Sanctuary. (B, L, D)

Day 15

Cuzco – The Sacred Valley of Incas

After enjoying a wholesome breakfast, proceed for a full-day excursion to the Urubamba Valley popularly known as The Sacred Valley Of The Incas. It was named the Sacred Valley because it contains some of the best land in the region and was not a part of the Empire but the property of the Emperor or Inca himself.  Visit the Village Of Pisac, founded during Colonial Times. After lunch, head to visit Ollantaytambo – the only Inca Town still inhabited. Explore the ruins above Ollantaytambo before returning to Cuzco via the Traditional Market Town of Chinchero. Later in the evening return to your hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 16

Cuzco – Lima – Departure from Lima

After Breakfast, transfer to the Airport for your flight to Lima and Connecting Flight to United States of America.  Hope you enjoyed your trip to the four countries in South America.  Also hope you are taking along wonderful memories to share with your family. (B, Meals in Flight)

Day 17

Arrive Back Home Today

Return home with wonderful memories of your Latin America Tour. You will be picked up from the airport and dropped at the point of origin.

Package Inclusions

– Hotel Accommodations 17 ngts
– International and Domestic Airfare
– All Transfers & Transportations in an air-conditioaned coach in each city
– Cost Involved Sightseeing per itinerary
– Cost of English speaking Tour Guides
– 24 / 7  7M Tours Manager
– Daily Breakfast
– Daily Lunch & Indian Dinner mentioned in itinerary

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Exclusions (Not Included in Package)

– Cost Of Visa
– VUSA Air Tickets
– Basic Medical Insurance {Traveler(s) will need to have their own medical insurance}
– Porterage
– Baggage Handling
– Any item not included in the package
– Airline Baggage Charges
– Any Tours, Transfers or event tickets not mentioned in package
– Any Incidental Charges at the hotel
– Personal Expense(s) of any kind – e.g. Laundry, Shopping Drinks, etc.
– Tips & Taxes

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