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Festive South America with Rio de Janeiro

PRIVATE TOUR - 23 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 14322

Private Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy a private city tour of Lima—one of the most important cities in South America
  • Complimentary cocktail and appetizer at the onsite Larco Cafe overlooking the gardens
  • Private walking tour of Cusco to visit the Temple of the Sun, and the cathedral Art Museum
  • Stroll through the colorful and enticing San Pedro Market
  • Head through the Sacred Valley to the lost city of Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy lunch at the entrance of the ruins that will be lit just before diners
  • Optional return to Machu Picchu to hike Huayna Picchu or relax
  • Walk through various street markets including the Black Market, and the Witch Market
  • Make friends at Chaxa Lagoon, where three types of pink flamingoes breed
  • Walk the famous districts of Buenos Aires, discovering the history and life of the city
  • Witness an unforgettable tango show performed by the best dancers and singers in Buenos Aires
  • Learn about the customs of the Argentinean gauchos, and their abilities on horseback
  • Feel the massive power rushing from the impressive Iguazu Falls
  • Admire the city of Rio form atop both the Sugar Loaf as well as Corcovado with the Iconic statue
  • And so much more!
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Tour Overview

This South America Highlights Tour is the most unique way to visit this amazing continent. We will take you to Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Visit Lima, Cusco, and Machu Picchu; take a boat across Lake Titicaca to La Paz, Bolivia. From here we travel overland to the Uyuni salt flats, a massive area that beautifully reflects the sapphire blue of the Andean skies. We then cross the Andes into Chile to visit the Atacama Desert and then to Buenos Aires, the cosmopolitan capital city of Argentina. We will also visit both sides of the falls, starting in Argentina and ending in Brazil. This tour ends in the lively city if Rio de Janeiro.

After a trip to La Paz, Bolivia’s unique capital, we travel overland to the Uyuni salt flats, a massive area that beautifully reflects the sapphire blue of the Andean skies. We then cross the Andes into Chile to visit the Atacama Desert. It is the highest, driest desert in the world with salt flats, geysers, hot springs and the Andes looming in the distance. Next, we take you to Buenos Aires, the cosmopolitan capital city of Argentina. From here we take you to visit the 275 waterfalls of Iguazu Falls, which always inspire Yampu travelers. We go to both sides of the falls, starting in Argentina and ending in Brazil. Our trip ends in the lively Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.

Recently, following UNESCO recommendations, Peruvian authorities have placed restrictions on the visitation of Machu Picchu, the lost Incan ruins. Currently, no more than 2,500 people daily will be allowed to visit the ruins. While these new restrictions are great for the preservation of the ruins, they may cause some difficulties in your ability to visit them, so we recommend booking with plenty of notice.

Inclusions
Domestic air from Lima to Cusco, Cusco to Juliaca, Calama to Santiago, Buenos Aires to Iguazu and Iguazu to Rio; hotel accommodation including continental or buffet breakfast; guided tours in English including all entrance fees; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; Train ride to Machu Picchu and from Cusco to Puno, Transfer by boat and by road to Bolivia. Accommodations in Atacama is all inclusive for 5 star and deluxe options.

Note:
*Cost includes Vistadome train from Cusco or the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu. Vistadome is ideal for travelers who want a personalized immersion of Andean culture with traditional dances and music along the way. This train features panoramic windows, leather seats, new table design as well as heating and air conditioning.

*Deluxe service Hiram Bingham train features an observation wagon with a bar and two dining cars. In addition, this train includes a gourmet brunch on board, exclusive bus return to Machu Picchu, entrance to Machu Picchu as well as a guided tour. Afternoon tea in the Sanctuary Lodge, pre-dinner cocktails and a 4-course, a la carte dinner is also included. The train does not operate on Sundays. Upgrades available from Vistadome to Hiram Bingham Deluxe; please ask your Yampu Tour Consultant for the cost of the upgrade.

Andean Explorer Train from Cusco to Puno (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday only): Fantastic train ride that takes a gentle climb to higher, and cooler, altitudes. The first half of the journey is dominated by the magnificent Andean mountains which tower over the deep valleys of the meandering Huatanay River. It then reaches the gentler, rolling Andean Plains, where vicuña and alpaca can be seen. The glass-walled observation car provides the perfect opportunity to view the beautiful scenery. The journey is broken by a scenic stop at La Raya, which is also the highest point on the route. Three-course lunch included. Restaurant and bar service is available at an additional cost. Train leaves Cusco at 8 am and arrives in Puno at 6:00 pm.

*During the rainy season (November to March) the Uyuni salt flats get flooded, making it sometimes difficult to visit the area and also cross from Bolivia to Chile. We do not recommend booking this program between those dates.

Note: There are several venues in the city, each offering something unique. Yampu includes the El Querandi or Esquina Carlos Gardel in our 3 and 4 star option with shared transfers, and the Rojo Tango or Gala Tango for our 5 star and deluxe options with private transfers. Estimated pick up time from your hotel is between 7.30 and 8.30 pm; dinner is served between 8:30 pm and 10:15 and tango show starts around 10:15 pm until 11:30 pm. Please see below for detailed information on each venue and discuss with your Yampu travel consultant if you have a specific preference.

El Querandí
Tonight you will take a shared transfer to the El Querandi tango show. You will see an unforgettable tango show performed by the best dancers and singers, while enjoying a delicious meal. A bar since 1920 and restored in 1992, El Querandi is considered one of the best places in San Telmo to experience tango. Considered to be living evidence of civic memory by the Museum of the City of Buenos Aires, it has the capacity to hold two hundred people. The individual tables, combined with its wreathed columns, boisserie and deep shaped wood, creates a romantic and intimate atmosphere, and the cuisine is excellent.

Esquina Carlos Gardel
Tonight you will take a shared transfer to the Esquina Carlos Gardel tango show. You will see an unforgettable tango show performed by the best dancers and singers, while enjoying a delicious meal and a glass of wine. It first opened its doors in 1893, as a restaurant and hotel, and soon became a true Buenos Aires classic. Today, after reopening its doors, keeping the Art Nouveau style of the most luxurious old-time dining rooms, it provides authentic shows with a pure essence of the Argentine tango. A great variety of local and international cuisine and selected wines are on offer to compliment the surroundings. Specifics: Price includes transfers, Dinner with a glass of wine and the show.Pick up time from your hotel is around 7.30. Dinner starts at 8.30 pm, the show at 10.30 pm and finishes at midnight.

Rojo Tango
Tonight you will take a private transfer to the Rojo tango show. You will see an unforgettable tango show performed by the best dancers and singers, while enjoying a delicious meal. Fascinating artistic madness that conquers all senses, combining movement, colours, sound, fragances and flavours. Rojo Passion: A cabaret designed by Philippe Starck, created to bring back nostalgic times that already passed, with the strength of a new show full of fantasy and sensuality. Rojo Flavor: A gastronomic proposal with an attitude of its own, that privileges the subtlety of perfumes and textures, accompanied with Baron B champagne. Rojo Tango: The tango returns right from the myth and becomes an intense reality throughout a different kind of live show, where the bodies are guided by the trance of a bandoneón and explode in a never ending ecstasy.

Gala Tango
Tonight you will take a private transfer to the Gala tango show. You will see an unforgettable tango show performed by the best dancers and singers, while enjoying a delicious meal. Its architecture, French style decoration and the exclusive refined details makes Gala Tango the most glamorous place in Buenos Aires. Since your first contact with Gala Tango until the end of the show you will feel a different, overwhelming experience. Gourmet cuisine, specially designed for the strictest guests, complemented with wines from one of the most exclusive wine-houses in Argentina. An elegant, warm, refined Tango and Folklore show defines Gala Tango as a superior option in popular art. The Orchestra is formed by a quintet (piano, large concertina, 2 violins, and double bass) accompanied by two tango singers, four dancing couples, a “charango” player and “boleadoras”.
Exclusions

*Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Local airport departure taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Airfare taxes and security fees that can be paid at the time of ticketing are included in the cost.

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Pricing Details
  3-Star 4-Star 5-Star Luxury
Double £$13075 £$14322 £$17286 £$20939
Single £$20146 £$22711 £$26459 £$33377

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
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Lima

Day flight to Lima. In the afternoon enjoy a private city tour of Lima—one of the most important cities in South America since its founding in 1535. During this journey through the historic center of the city, admire the beauty of San Martin and Major squares, the Cathedral, the Government Palace, and visit San Francisco Convent, a religious building from the late 16th century, and its catacombs. This tour also includes a drive through the residential districts of San Isidro and Miraflores. Please note the Cathedral is open daily except on Sundays.
During this tour one will also visit the Museo Larco. Founded in 1926 the Museo Larco chronologically showcases the past 3,000 years of Peruvian history and culture including its pre-Colombian history. The museum is located in a beautiful 18th century vice-royal mansion built atop a 7th century pre-Colombian tomb. After exploring the Museo Larco enjoy a complimentary cocktail and appetizer at the onsite Larco Cafe overlooking the beautiful, surrounding gardens.
Note: check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed).
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Lima- Cusco

Early this morning, transfer to the airport for a flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, be greeted and transferred to a hotel. Afternoon at leisure to acclimate. Cusco’s elevation is approximately 3,400 meters (11,200 feet), so it is highly recommended to rest upon arrival for a few hours and taking in some coca tea.

Early this morning, transfer to the airport for a flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, be greeted and transferred to a hotel. Afternoon at leisure to acclimate. Cusco’s elevation is approximately 3,400 meters (11,200 feet), so it is highly recommended to rest upon arrival for a few hours and taking in some coca tea.

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Walking Tour of Cusco

This morning, enjoy a private walking tour of Cusco to visit the Korikancha Temple, or Temple of the Sun, and the Cathedral and its Art Museum. During the private tour today there is the option to visit the Casa Concha museum or the San Pedro Market.
The Casa Concha museum was recently renovated and houses over 360 archaeological pieces from Machu Picchu, recently returned by Yale University.
San Pedro Market is a lively, local market where one will receive a briefing about the local Andean ingredients and have an opportunity to purchase them. This market visit is a great opportunity to interact with the locals either selling or purchasing items from the market.
This afternoon there will be time for lunch before continuing to the nearby water shrine of Tambomachay (the Inca Fountains), Puca Pucara (the Red Fortress), the amphitheater of Kenko and finally the Sacsayhuaman Fortress. This afternoon, return to the hotel for an evening at leisure.
Note: For more adventurous travelers, Yampu suggests an optional sunset horseback riding tour through the Sacsayhuaman Ruins. Please ask a Yampu Travel Consultant for more information.
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Machu Picchu

Early morning transfer to the train station. The train will head through the Sacred Valley of the Incas up to the town of Aguas Calientes. From here, board a bus to Machu Picchu and then have a guided tour of the ruins. Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, was a flourishing ceremonial and agricultural site, probably the gateway to the jungle marshes of the Inca Empire. The central buildings were erected with the polished stone works of the Cusco Imperial style, though the site was probably occupied well before the Incas started their expansion. It was associated with the earth cult revolving around the coca leaf, which was a privilege of the Inca royal family and priests. Enjoy lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge, at the entrance of the ruins, before returning to the hotel at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a wonderful dinner at the hotel or in the town of Aguas Calientes.
Note: Government regulations limit the number of visitors to Machu Picchu daily. Entrance is subject to availability. Please book with plenty of notice so Yamou can confirm entrance to the ruins. Machu Picchu entrance tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
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Day at Leisure

One may choose to return to Machu Picchu, hike Huayna Picchu or relax in the village of Aguas Calientes and its hot springs. In the afternoon, board the train to return to Cusco. Upon arrival, train station reception and transfer to the hotel.
Note: Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu on this day are not included. Please contact a Yampu travel consultant to go back to the ruins or hike the Huayna Picchu at time of booking (subject to availability).

One may choose to return to Machu Picchu, hike Huayna Picchu or relax in the village of Aguas Calientes and its hot springs. In the afternoon, board the train to return to Cusco. Upon arrival, train station reception and transfer to the hotel.
Note: Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu on this day are not included. Please contact a Yampu travel consultant to go back to the ruins or hike the Huayna Picchu at time of booking (subject to availability).

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Cusco- Lake Titicaca

This morning, be met at the hotel in Cusco to take the flight to Lake Titicaca. En route to the hotel, visit the necropolis of Sillustani (12,000 feet above sea level), the lagoon of Umayo and the fabulous “chullpas,” cylinder-shaped tombs. Transfer to the hotel.
Note: One may also take the Andean Explorer train from Cusco to Puno (10 hour scenic ride), which operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and Fridays also from April to December; surcharge applies, please ask a Yampu Travel Consultant. Note that if one is to take the train they will not be able to visit the Sillustani Ruins.
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Puno-Copacabana

Enjoy a private overland transfer from Puno to Copacabana with a wonderful view of Lake Titicaca along the way. Upon arrival, visit the famous Virgen Morena and its church, and take a stroll through the town before taking a private motor boat to the Island of the Sun. Once the boat has landed, savor a typical "aptapi" lunch and then make the picturesque 45-minute hike to Ecolodge La Estancia for an overnight stay.

Note: If one would prefer to take a catamaran cruise and spend the night on Lake Titicaca, please contact a travel consultant.
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Island of the Moon

Don't miss an early sunrise! Afterwards, take a boat north to visit the Chincana ruins, home to a spectacular labyrinth of stone walls, and the Sacred Rock. Then, travel by boat to the Island of the Moon and explore the Inak Uyu ruins before finally reaching Copacabana. After lunch, be privately transferred to the hotel in La Paz.

Don't miss an early sunrise! Afterwards, take a boat north to visit the Chincana ruins, home to a spectacular labyrinth of stone walls, and the Sacred Rock. Then, travel by boat to the Island of the Moon and explore the Inak Uyu ruins before finally reaching Copacabana. After lunch, be privately transferred to the hotel in La Paz.

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Full-day City Tour of La Paz

Visit the Gold, Murillo and Costumbrista museums and the "Mirador de Laikakota" with a beautiful overview of the city. Walk through various street markets including the Uruguay Market, where one can see the highland agricultural products of quinua, tunta, chuno (dehydrated potato) and oca (sweet potato) and a variety of small animals such as guinea pigs, pigeons and chickens; the semi-legal Black Market where imported clothing and other products are sold at very reasonable prices; and the Witch Market where the locals still buy their supplies from a variety of traditional products used in the ritual ceremonies like the Ch'alla and offerings to the Pachamama (Mother Earth). The tour continues going through the modern residential area of the city and ends in the Valley of the Moon, with its impressive geological formations. Tour includes lunch at a restaurant with typical Bolivian food. ...read less

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Uyuni

Today transfer to the airport in La Paz to take the flight to Uyuni. Upon arrival in Uyuni, be greeted for airport reception and transferred to the hotel in the village of Colchani. Enjoy the rest of day at leisure in the shores of Uyuni salt flats.

Today transfer to the airport in La Paz to take the flight to Uyuni. Upon arrival in Uyuni, be greeted for airport reception and transferred to the hotel in the village of Colchani. Enjoy the rest of day at leisure in the shores of Uyuni salt flats.

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Day of Salt Flats

Begin this trip to village of Colchani at the shores of the great Uyuni salt flats, to see locals producing salt. Enter the great Uyuni salt flats to Isla Incahuasi, a special habitat of volcanic rocks and giant cactus. Continue north to see the mummies of Coquesa and then west to Tahua, a village in the foothills of the Tunupa Volcano. Enjoy the sunset, overnight in a salt hotel.

Begin this trip to village of Colchani at the shores of the great Uyuni salt flats, to see locals producing salt. Enter the great Uyuni salt flats to Isla Incahuasi, a special habitat of volcanic rocks and giant cactus. Continue north to see the mummies of Coquesa and then west to Tahua, a village in the foothills of the Tunupa Volcano. Enjoy the sunset, overnight in a salt hotel.

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12

Day of Lagoons

This morning after breakfast, journey south through the Uyuni saltflats where travelers will leave via Chuvica in order to continue south through the highlands and branches of the Andes Range. Enjoy the scenery while continuing through the villages of San Juan, San Agustin, and Alota. Then cross the Valley of the Toads, and the lagoons Canapa, Honda. Hedionda, Chiarkhota, and Ramaditas to finally reach the desert of Siloli. Overnight at Ojos de Perdiz Hotel.

This morning after breakfast, journey south through the Uyuni saltflats where travelers will leave via Chuvica in order to continue south through the highlands and branches of the Andes Range. Enjoy the scenery while continuing through the villages of San Juan, San Agustin, and Alota. Then cross the Valley of the Toads, and the lagoons Canapa, Honda. Hedionda, Chiarkhota, and Ramaditas to finally reach the desert of Siloli. Overnight at Ojos de Perdiz Hotel.

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13

Geysers and Hot Springs

Early departure to the REA reserve, visiting Arbol de Piedra, continue to Laguna Colorada, geysers Sol de Manana, Chalviri lagoon and its natural hot springs of Polques. Continue through the nice Pampas de Dali until Laguna Verde, a beautiful green lagoon at the foothills of the Licancabur Mountain; cross the border to Chile in Hito Cajon. Enjoy lunch en route to Hito Cajon where there will be a change of cars before continuing to San Pedro de Atacama for the evening.

Early departure to the REA reserve, visiting Arbol de Piedra, continue to Laguna Colorada, geysers Sol de Manana, Chalviri lagoon and its natural hot springs of Polques. Continue through the nice Pampas de Dali until Laguna Verde, a beautiful green lagoon at the foothills of the Licancabur Mountain; cross the border to Chile in Hito Cajon. Enjoy lunch en route to Hito Cajon where there will be a change of cars before continuing to San Pedro de Atacama for the evening.

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Atacama Salt Lake and Toconao

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Afternoon, half-day excursion to the Atacama Salt Lake and Toconao. Upon leaving San Pedro de Atacama (3 pm in the winter, 4 pm in the summer), head along the side of the huge salt flat and continue until arriving at Toconao, a village where the inhabitants dedicate themselves to working with the local liparite stone. Visit the old church and wander around the handicraft shops before a short visit to the Jeri Valley, an oasis in the center of the desert. Continue to the Chaxa Lagoon, where three types of pink flamingoes breed. Return to San Pedro de Atacama. ...read less

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Full-day Tatio Geysers with Machuca Village

Early departure (around 4am) from San Pedro towards the El Tatio Geysers. A guided walk around the geothermal field as the fumaroles of steam which appear at dawn rise into the sky. Journey through the Andes mountains, with wonderful views of the Putana volcano and the peaks of Torcopuri. Return to San Pedro, stopping on the way to visiting Machuca, picturesque village of shepherds where the ancient llama caravans used to rest from their travels on the "Inca Highway".

Early departure (around 4am) from San Pedro towards the El Tatio Geysers. A guided walk around the geothermal field as the fumaroles of steam which appear at dawn rise into the sky. Journey through the Andes mountains, with wonderful views of the Putana volcano and the peaks of Torcopuri. Return to San Pedro, stopping on the way to visiting Machuca, picturesque village of shepherds where the ancient llama caravans used to rest from their travels on the "Inca Highway".

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Buenos Aires

Transfer to Calama airport to take the flight to Buenos Aires via Santiago. (Optional: One may add a stay in Santiago here, please ask a travel advisor) Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, transfer to the hotel.

Transfer to Calama airport to take the flight to Buenos Aires via Santiago. (Optional: One may add a stay in Santiago here, please ask a travel advisor) Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, transfer to the hotel.

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Buenos Aires City Tour

On the Buenos Aires city tour, one will visit the most famous districts of Buenos Aires, discovering the history and modern life of this world renowned city. The tour provides an in-depth introduction to its architecture, the culture of its people, its anecdotes and secrets. To be put simply Buenos Aires is exceptional: dynamic, sophisticated and awe-inspiring. An exquisite combination of a European atmosphere and the charm of Latin American cities. Begin at the famous Plaza de Mayo, before venturing out to the old tango districts of Buenos Aires: Monserrat, San Telmo and la Boca. Move on to the busiest areas - Puerto Madero, Retiro and Plaza San Martin - and then, districts with wonderful green spaces and old residences: Palermo and Recoleta.

Tonight, enjoy an evening of Tango. One will see an unforgettable tango show performed by the best dancers and singers in Buenos Aires, while enjoying a delicious meal with Argentinean wine. After the show return to the hotel.
Note: There are several venues in the city, each offering something unique. Yampu includes the El Querandi or Esquina Carlos Gardel in 3 and 4-star option with shared transfers, and the Rojo Tango or Gala Tango for 5-star and deluxe options with private transfers. Estimated pick up time from the hotel is between 7.30 and 8.30 pm; dinner is served between 8:30 and 10:15pm and the tango show starts around 10:15 pm until 11:30. Please see below for detailed information on each venue and discuss with a Yampu travel consultant if there is a specific preference.
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Fiesta Gaucha

Full-day excursion to an estancia for a typical barbecue lunch and a folklore/gaucho show. Here, learn about the customs of the Argentinean gauchos, and their abilities on horseback that will leave one breathless. The meat will be cooked a lo gaucho outdoors on the barbecue. Lunch and drinks included. Afternoon, return to Buenos Aires.

Full-day excursion to an estancia for a typical barbecue lunch and a folklore/gaucho show. Here, learn about the customs of the Argentinean gauchos, and their abilities on horseback that will leave one breathless. The meat will be cooked a lo gaucho outdoors on the barbecue. Lunch and drinks included. Afternoon, return to Buenos Aires.

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Iguazu Falls; Argentina Side

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Morning transfer to the airport to take the flight to Iguazu. Afternoon guided tour to the Argentinean side of the waterfalls. Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to the visitor center inside Iguazu National Park. To get from the visitor center to the beginning of Upper Path, Lower Path and Devil's Throat, board a little train that runs from the visitor center to the paths and between them. One may also walk from the visitor center to the upper and lower paths but not to Devil's Throat because it is located more than 4 kilometers from the visitor center.
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Iguazu Falls; Brazil Side

This morning, tour the Brazilian side of the falls. Listen to the thunderous crash of tons of rushing water against basaltic rocks amidst the jungle of birds, butterflies and orchids. Afternoon transfer to the airport to take the flight to Rio. Upon arrival in Rio, reception at airport and transfer to the hotel.
Note: check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed).

This morning, tour the Brazilian side of the falls. Listen to the thunderous crash of tons of rushing water against basaltic rocks amidst the jungle of birds, butterflies and orchids. Afternoon transfer to the airport to take the flight to Rio. Upon arrival in Rio, reception at airport and transfer to the hotel.
Note: check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed).

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Sugar Loaf

Today, enjoy a private Half Day Tour to the Sugar Loaf with private driver/guide.
This tour begins with a stroll through downtown Rio, passing by the Sambodrome, and the Metropolitan Cathedral, in pyramid form, with internal diameter of 96 meters and height of 80 meters. Get to know the traditional Cinelandia square with the historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. By taking the Aterro do Flamengo, one will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca where they will find one of the largest symbols of the city: The Sugar Loaf. This visit is made in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes passengers to Urca Hill which is 215 meters high and provides a beautiful view of the Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niteroi bridge and Corcovado hill. From this stage, a second cable car will be taken up to the top with 395 meters to find a splendid view of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and some beaches of Niteroi.
Note: If one would like to experience a typical Brazilian lunch after the tour, please let Yampu know and it will be added.
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Corcovado

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Afternoon private tour to Corcovado with private driver and guide. The tour begins in Cosme Velho's neighborhood. The cog train rolls through the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world and up to the statue. Once there, enjoy a panoramic and extraordinary view of Rio, including the Sugar Loaf, the Guanabara Bay, the beaches of Southern Zone and the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon. At the peak of the hill is Christ the Redeemer, the art deco statue of Jesus Christ and icon of Rio. After the visit of the Corcovado, the tour continues to Sao Conrado area with a brief stop at the Pepino beach where one can appreciate hang gliders overhead. Transfer back to the hotel. ...read less

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Flight Home

Transfer to the airport to take a flight back home.

Transfer to the airport to take a flight back home.

Lima, Peru

Cusco, Peru

Machu Picchu, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru

Puno, Peru

Isla del Sol, La Paz Department, Bolivia

La Paz, La Paz Department, Bolivia

Uyuni, Potosi Department, Bolivia

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Iguazu Falls, Misiones Province, Argentina

Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Places You'll See

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    Rio de Janeiro

    The largest Art Deco statue in the world, Christ the Redeemer, welcomes travelers to the famous city, Rio de Janeiro. Let the local music, art, and food capture your sense as you visit its sandy beaches or watch an enchanting samba show. Try your hand at trekking up Pao de Acucar (Sugarloaf Mountain) for beautiful views of the bay and beyond.

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    Puerto Iguazu

    Just a short distance away from the Iguazu Falls, the beautiful city of Puerto Iguazu is full of wonderful sites and attractions. View the Museum of Images of the Jungle, a beautiful collection of woodcarvings. Look around at Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay all at the same time, at the Three Frontiers Landmark where the three countries meet.

  • Buenos Aires

    One of South America’s most stunning cities, Buenos Aires will charm and delight anyone who walks its dazzling streets. Enjoy watching a tango show or visiting the many shopping centers such as Alto Palermo, or Paseo Alcorta. Buenos Aires is also home to several music festivals such as Quilmes Rock, Creamfields BA, and the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival.

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    San Pedro de Atacama

    Enjoy some of the world’s most beautiful natural features such as lagoons, volcanoes, geysers, and hot springs in San Pedro de Atacama. Visit the San Pedro de Atacama to learn about meteorites and how to hunt them. Take a sandboarding tour through Death Valley, or gaze upon the dazzling colors of the Rainbow Valley.

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    Uyuni

    Originally a railroad junction, Uyuni has become a very popular place to visit. Take a trip to the Train Graveyard and see dozens of decommissioned locomotives, wagons, and other antique machinery. Look up in awe at the massive 30 plus foot cacti that tower over the town. Bring a camera for some unique shots of the salt covered terrain at the world’s largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni.

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    La Paz

    Spend time up in the clouds in La Paz, the highest de facto capital city in the world, nearly 12,000 feet above sea level. Visit Calle Jaen, home to many well preserved colonial buildings and museums. Visit the Witches’ Market for all your charm and potion needs, and other fun souvenirs. Take a walk up to Mirador Killi Killi, to enjoy beautiful views of the city.

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    Island of the Sun

    Enjoy the peacefulness of Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun), where there are no paved roads and no motor vehicles. View any of the over 80 ruins on the island, dating back to the time of the Incas. Visit the Museo de Oro and see the many Incan artifacts discovered underwater from around the island. Enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets in the clear skies.

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    Puno (Lake Titicaca)

    Situated on the shores of Lake Titicaca, is the picturesque city of Puno. Visit the llama farm where the locals get the fleece to make their signature textiles. Climb to the top of the hillside city for beautiful views of the lake, or head out on the water for a boat ride to see the famous floating islands.

  • Machu Picchu

    Recently, following UNESCO recommendations, Peruvian authorities have placed restrictions on the visitation of Machu Picchu, the lost Incan ruins. Currently, no more than 2,500 people daily will be allowed to visit the ruins. While these new restrictions are great for the preservation of the ruins, they may cause some difficulties in your ability to visit them, so we recommend booking with plenty of notice.

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    Cusco

    Once a powerful Incan city, Cusco is filled to the brim with relics of its grand history. Visit the ruins of the ancient Incan Koricancha Temple, where the Church of Santo Domingo now stands atop. Behold the many beautiful, colonial buildings in the Main Square, including the Cathedral and Church of La Compania de Jesus (Society of Christ).

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    Lima

    Bursting with architectural history and culture, Lima has an eclectic array of attractions. Visit the Santo Domingo Convent, a religious and artistic staple of the city’s historic center. Take a walk along the cliffs of the Miraflores district, showcasing the beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, and after, enjoy some shopping at the Larcomar Mall.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Lima : Casa Andina Standard Miraflores Centro, Lima

Lima : Allpa Hotel & Suites

Lima : Hotel Jose Antonio

Lima : El Tambo 2

Trujillo : Costa del Sol

Machu Picchu : El MaPi

Machu Picchu : Casa Andina Standard, Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu : La Cabana

Puno (Lake Titicaca) : Casa Andina Standard, Puno

Puno (Lake Titicaca) : Eco Inn Puno

La Paz : Hostal Naira

Uyuni : Tambo Aymara Hotel

San Pedro de Atacama : Hotel Tulor

San Pedro de Atacama : Kimal

Buenos Aires : Rendez-Vous Hotel

Buenos Aires : Savoy Hotel, BA

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Hotel Jardin de Iguazu

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Hotel Saint George

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Jasy Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Atlantis Copacabana

Rio de Janeiro : Copa Sul Hotel

4 Star Properties

Lima : Doubletree El Pardo

Lima : Hotel Atton (San Isidro)

Lima : Dazzler Lima

Machu Picchu : Casa del Sol

Machu Picchu : Tierra Viva

Puno (Lake Titicaca) : Casa Andina Premium (St. with View)

La Paz : Hotel Rosario

Uyuni : Jardines de Mallku Cueva Hotel

San Pedro de Atacama : Cumbres San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama : Hotel Boutique Noi Casa Atacama

Buenos Aires : Design CE

Buenos Aires : Hotel Madero

Buenos Aires : Loi Suites, BA

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Amerian el Portal

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Loi Suites Iguazu

Rio de Janeiro : Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Arena Copacabana Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Pestana Rio Atlantica

5 Star Properties

Lima : The Westin Lima Hotel (San Isidro)

Lima : Miraflores Park Plaza

Lima : JW Marriott, Lima

Lima : Country Club Hotel (San Isidro)

Machu Picchu : Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo

Machu Picchu : Sumaq Hotel

Puno (Lake Titicaca) : Libertador Lake Titicaca

Puno (Lake Titicaca) : Casa Andina Premium, Puno

La Paz : La Casona Boutique Hotel

La Paz : Ritz Apart Hotel

Uyuni : Cristal Samana

San Pedro de Atacama : Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa (all inclusive)

San Pedro de Atacama : Tierra Atacama (all inclusive)

Buenos Aires : MIO Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires : Sofitel Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires : Legado Mitico, BA

Buenos Aires : Hub Porteno

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Iguazu Jungle Lodge

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Panoramic Grand Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : JW Marriott Hotel

Rio de Janeiro : Pestana Rio Atlantica

Rio de Janeiro : Miramar

Luxury Properties

Machu Picchu : Sanctuary Lodge (standard Room)

Puno : Titilaka (All Inclusive)

La Paz : Camino Real Suites

La Paz : Casa Grande Apart Hotel

La Paz : DM Andino Resort & Spa

Uyuni : Cristal Samana

Uyuni : Luna Salada

Uyuni : Stone Hotel Tayka del Desierto

San Pedro de Atacama : Awasi Atacama

Buenos Aires : Alvear Palace

Buenos Aires : Duhau Park Hyatt

Buenos Aires : Algodon Mansion

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Sheraton Iguazu Resort & Spa

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Iguazu Grand Resort Spa & Casino

Rio de Janeiro : Copacabana Palace

Rio de Janeiro : Santa Teresa Hotel

Testimonials

Ed

Traveled August, 2006

We had a great trip and were happy with the service provided by Yampu

We had a great trip and were happy with the service provided by Yampu. You can use my name as a reference. I have traveled to over 30 countries and your travel company made our trip to Peru, Argentina and Brazil one of the best and hassle free.

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Tommy

Traveled May, 2006

Everything went just perfect

Tal James and I just returned yesterday morning from our Peru-Bolivia trip that we booked with you. Everything went just perfect!…and we appreciate your good service. We are very impressed at the service in every part of our tour. We will use Yampu Tours again.

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Karen and Stephen

Traveled January, 2007

I cannot really convey in a few sentences how satisfied we were with your services.

I never took the time to thank you for the wonderful arrangements made by you and your team at Yampu for a trip we made in late January of this year to Peru and Bolivia. I cannot really convey in a few sentences how satisfied we were with your services. We had never used a travel company before this trip. Considering the fact that we were traveling to third-world countries where life simply is not the same as here in the U.S., we were wonderfully surprised at the smoothness of all of our travel. We attribute this to your choice of tour guides and accommodations chosen in those countries. I thought of you and Yampu recently because we are planning to travel to southern Spain next year, but unfortunately for us you don’t service Spain! Some day we plan to travel to Chile and Argentina, and hope to make use of your services again. Thanks again for such great travel arrangements.

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