Grand Tour of South America
Grand Tour of South America
2nts Quito - 3nts Galapagos - 2nts Lima - 2nts Cusco - 1nt Sacred Valley - 2nts Santiago - 3nts Buenos Aires - 3nts Calafate - 2nts Iguazu - 3nts Rio de Janeiro
Grand Tour of South America
Overview
Embark on a journey through the most iconic destinations in South America, visiting along the way some of the most important Landmarks in the World.

Travel through Peru, Brazil, Ecuador and the Galapagos! Spending nights in Quito, Galapagos, Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Santiago, Buenos Aires, Calafate, Iguazu, and Rio de Janeiro.
Departure cities & Prices
Toronto
$9999
Montreal
Halifax
Winnipeg
$10299
Calgary
Edmonton
Vancouver
St. John's
Saskatoon
Regina
$10499
What's included
Grand Tour of South America Flights
Grand Tour of South America Flights  Flights

Flights

  • All International and domestic Flights; we offer departures from most major cities in the USA and Canada.
Grand Tour of South America Meals
Grand Tour of South America Meals  Meals

Meals

  • Breakfast daily.
  • Three Lunches.
Grand Tour of South America Accommodations
Grand Tour of South America Accommodations  Accommodations

Accommodations

  • Two nights of accommodation in Quito, at Mercure Hotel or similar.
  • Three nights of accommodation in Galapagos, at Santa Cruz Mainao Hotel or similar.
  • Two nights of accommodation in Lima, at Allpa Hotel or similar.
  • Two nights of accommodation in Cusco, at San Agustín Int. or similar.
  • One night of accommodation in Sacred Valley, at Hacienda del Valle or similar.
  • Two nights of accommodation in Santiago, at Torremayor Lyon or similar.
  • Three nights of accommodation in Buenos Aires, at Merit San Telmo or similar.
  • Three nights of accommodation in Calafate, at Cauquenes De Nimez or similar.
  • Two nights of accommodation in Iguazú, at Merit Iguazu or similar.
  • Three nights of accommodation in Rio de Janeiro, at Best Western Plus or similar.
Grand Tour of South America Services & Fees
Grand Tour of South America Services & Fees  Services & Fees

Services & Fees

  • Meet and assist representative services.
  • Transfers Airport - Hotel - Airport.
  • Transportation for all sightseeing excursions.
  • All entrance fees.(except Galapagos Park entrance fee).
  • All taxes.(except local hotel & transport tax).
Sightseeing of Grand Tour of South America
Sightseeing of Grand Tour of South America  Sightseeing:

Sightseeing:

  • Visit the Pululahua Volcanic Crater, Middle of the World Museum, and Quito's Colonial City Center.
  • One motor boat excursion to explore the Galapagos Islands with a Naturalist Guide.
  • Free day at leisure to explore the Galapagos Islands at your own pace.
  • Lima City Tour: Historical Center, Santo Domingo Convent and Larco Museum.
  • Cusco City Tour: San Pedro market, Korikancha Temple, Cathedral, Sacsayhuaman, Kenko.
  • Sacred Valley Tour: Chinchero, local home visit and Ollantaytambo Town & Fortress.
  • Machu Picchu Citadel Tour.
  • Santiago City Tour: Colonial City Center, Moneda Palace, and Santa Lucia Hill.
  • Visit the Garden City of Viña del Mar.
  • Visit Valparaíso the most important Port in Chile.
  • Buenos Aires City Tour: Recoleta, May Square, Pink House, San Telmo, La Boca, Caminito.
  • Free day in Buenos Aires to explore at your own pace.
  • Full Day Patagonia Perito Moreno glacier tour.
  • Free day in Calafate Patagonia to discover at your own pace.
  • Argentinean side Iguazu falls Tour.
  • Brazilian side Iguazu Falls Tour.
  • Rio de Janeiro City Tour: Corcovado Mountain, Maracana Stadium, Sambadrome.
  • Sugar Loaf Tour.
All sightseeing tours are provided by English speaking tour guide.

Not included:

  • Galapagos Park entrance fee paid locally (USD 100 p/p).
  • Local hotel tax at some cities.
  • Local transportation tax at some sites (approx USD 1 p/p).
  • Snorkel gear/wetsuits rental.
  • Airline Checked Baggage fees (When applicable).
  • Airline Advance Seat Selection Fees.
  • Customary tips to driver, guides, staff, etc.
  • Domestic flights luggage allowance: 1 piece of luggage/ 20 kilos.
  • Only 1 piece of hand baggage is allowed for your day visit to Machu Picchu.

Itinerary

Board your International flight to Ecuador; we offer departures from most major cities in Canada or the USA.
Welcome to Quito.
On arrival you will meet our Representative who will assist you with the transfer to your Hotel.
Overnight in Quito.
Ecuador Accommodations
Mercure Hotel or Similar
Ecuador Meals
No Meals
Breakfast at the hotel, after meet your representative to start your tour. we will make a journey northwest to the equatorial line; there you will walk the rim of the extinct Pululahua volcanic crater.
Later you will visit the “Middle of the World Museum”, here you will have the chance to plant your feet in two hemispheres.
After lunch you will visit the city's impressive colonial center, walk through the main plaza, the ‘Plaza de la Independencia', where you will see the Government Palace, the Cathedral, and some of the most important churches built around the XVI and XVII centuries, including the San Francisco Monastery. Next your chocolate experience! It starts with a guided explaining the history of cocoa in Ecuador, followed by a chocolate tasting.
Overnight in Quito.
Ecuador Accommodations
Mercure Hotel or Similar
Ecuador Meals
Breakfast & Lunch
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Baltra, Galapagos.
After arrival in Baltra's airport, transfer to Santa Cruz Island, to your hotel in Puerto Ayora for rest.
Overnight in Santa Cruz.
Galapagos Accommodations
Mainao Hotel or similar
Galapagos Meals
Breakfast
After Breakfast, embark your motor boat and enjoy of an excursion with a welcoming crew members and knowledgeable naturalist guide, and experience the remote islands in comfort and style.
Your excursions will take you to experience the Galapagos Islands in a safe and comfortable manner. Check the boat's weekly itinerary: Mondays and Thursdays visit to North Seymour and Bachas. Tuesdays and Fridays visit to South Plazas. Wednesday visit to Santa Fe Island. Saturdays visit to Bartolome and Sullivan Bay. Sundays visit to Bartolome.
Overnight in Santa Cruz.
Galapagos Accommodations
Mainao Hotel or similar
Galapagos Meals
Breakfast
Breakfast at your hotel, then enjoy a free day at leisure. If you feel like unplugging from the world and relaxing completely at our Giant Tortoise Sanctuary enjoying the views, walk to the Lava Tunnels or simply enjoy of the peacefulness.
There are also plenty of optional tours at an extra cost that you could add to your itinerary such as walk to Las Grietas, Visit to Cerro Mesa, or a visit to a Coffee Farm.
Overnight in Santa Cruz.
Galapagos Accommodations
Mainao Hotel or similar
Galapagos Meals
Breakfast
After Breakfast, Transfer from hotel in Puerto Ayora to Baltra's airport to take flight back so you can connect to Lima, Peru.
Upon arrival you will be assisted at the Lima airport and then transferred to your hotel.
You will have free time to rest and explore the city by evening.
Overnight in Lima.
Peru Accommodations
Allpa Hotel & Suites or similar
Peru Meals
Breakfast
After Breakfast, You will visit the modern and colonial parts of Lima, starting at the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro, and passing along a sacred pre-Inca site, before heading to the Historic Center.
There, you will walk along some of the most historically important streets of the city, leading to the Plaza de Armas, where you will have some time to take pictures of the amazing colonial architecture that surrounds it. Visit the Convent of Santo Domingo and the Larco Museum.
Overnight in Lima.
Peru Accommodations
Allpa Hotel & Suites or similar
Peru Meals
Breakfast
After Breakfast, you will be driven back to the airport to fly to Cusco.
Upon arrival you will be assisted at the Cusco airport and then transferred to your hotel.
In the afternoon, You will visit the city of Cusco, known as the Imperial City and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Here you will start your tour at the iconic San Pedro market. The visit continues with the Koricancha Temple, an ancient Inca palace and cult center of the Sun God, which remains standing to this day. You will continue ascending to the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, an impressive example of Inca military architecture.
Afterwards, you will explore Q'enqo archeological site, Cusco's main square and Cathedral.
Overnight in Cusco.
Peru Accommodations
San Agustín Internacional or similar
Peru Meals
Breakfast
After Breakfast, you will visit Chinchero, a small and picturesque town that houses an important Inca archaeological center built at the end of the 15th century, as well as a beautiful and traditional church. Then you will visit the home of a local family where you can appreciate how they have preserved the traditional Andean spinning and weaving techniques and where they will also show you.
Then, on the way to Ollantaytambo, you will stop at the Racchi viewpoint, where you will have some of the best views of the Sacred Valley.
Afterwards, lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
Continue to the Ollantaytambo Fortress, one of the most representative architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire.
Afterwards time to explore the Town of Ollantaytambo.
Overnight in Sacred Valley.
Peru Accommodations
Hacienda del Valle or similar
Peru Meals
Breakfast & Lunch
After Breakfast, you will be transferred to the train station.
You will visit one of the world's most famous landmarks: the citadel of Machu Picchu. The excursion begins on board the train. Upon your arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will begin your ascent to Machu Picchu. Once there, you can walk through every corner of one of the Seven Wonders of the world, accompanied by an expert guide, and enjoy free time to explore the area.
At the appropriate time, you will descend to the town of Aguas Calientes and later board the return train to Cusco, via the Ollantaytambo station. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cusco.
Overnight in Cusco.
Peru Accommodations
San Agustín Internacional or similar
Peru Meals
Breakfast & Lunch
After Breakfast, you will be transferred to Cusco airport so you can catch your flight to Santiago, Chile.
On arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed and driven to your hotel for rest.
Overnight at hotel in Santiago.
Chile Accommodations
Torremayor Lyon or similar
Chile Meals
Breakfast
After breakfast, you will discover Santiago, a Cosmopolitan city which has become one of South America's most modern hubs.
The tour will take you to visit the heart of the city and its emblematic sites such as the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, and Postal Office.
You will also visit the Moneda Palace, and the Santa Lucia hill. There we will learn more about Chile's history and enjoy some of the best views in the city.
Tour ends with visits to the Barrio Lastarria and the financial heart for Santiago.
Overnight in Santiago.
Chile Accommodations
Torremayor Lyon or similar
Chile Meals
Breakfast
After Breakfast, visit Viña del Mar and Valparaíso.
Known as the “Garden City”, with the Pacific Ocean as its backdrop, Viña del Mar is undoubtedly one of Chile's unmissable destinations.
Continue along the sea front, and enjoy the views of the Pacific Ocean, before arriving at the most important ports in Chile; Valparaiso.
It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to its colorful beauty and the uniqueness of its location on the hills.
By evening you will be transferred back to the airport to catch your flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
On arrival to Buenos Aires, transfer to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Buenos Aires.
Argentina Accommodations
Merit San Telmo Standard CB or similar
Argentina Meals
Breakfast
After Breakfast, enjoy a city tour of the Paris of South America we will visit the glamorous neighborhood of Recoleta and its most famous cemetery, Palermo, May Square and the Pink House, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the newest & trendiest Puerto Madero Area.
Continue with The picturesque neighborhood of San Telmo, and Caminito Street, in the colorful, Italian immigrants neighborhood of La Boca.
Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Argentina Accommodations
Merit San Telmo Standard CB or similar
Argentina Meals
Breakfast
After Breakfast, enjoy a free day in Buenos Aires. Explore every corner of this fabulous and boeheme city.
Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Argentina Accommodations
Merit San Telmo Standard CB or similar
Argentina Meals
Breakfast
After Breakfast, you will be driven back to the airport, where you will catch your flight south towards Calafate, in the Argentinian Patagonia.
On arrival to Patagonia, you will be welcomed and driven to your hotel for rest.
Overnight in Calafate.
Argentina Accommodations
Cauquenes De Nimez Hostería Standard or similar
Argentina Meals
Breakfast
After Breakfast, visit The Perito Moreno Glacier. This is one of the largest and the only advancing glacier in the world, as well as the biggest attraction at Los Glaciares National Park, a 600,000-hectare protected area covered by an ice mantle.
We will start by penetrating the Patagonia Andean forest and make a first stop at "Curva de los Suspiros" (Curve of Sighs), where we will enjoy a first view of this incredible natural wonder.
Overnight in Calafate.
Argentina Accommodations
Cauquenes De Nimez Hostería Standard or similar
Argentina Meals
Breakfast
After Breakfast, enjoy a Free day in Calafate!
Be sure to seize your time here in La Patagonia and explore on own or take different active experience that will make you love this southern part of the world.
Overnight in Calafate.
Argentina Accommodations
Cauquenes De Nimez Hostería Standard or similar
Argentina Meals
Breakfast
After Breakfast, you will be driven back to the airport to catch your domestic flight to Iguazu. On arrival, transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Puerto Iguazu.
Brazil Accommodations
Merit Iguazu Standard or similar
Brazil Meals
Breakfast
After Breakfast, visit the Argentinean side of Iguazu Falls.
Crossing the Iguassu River, through the Tancredo Neves Bridge, you will arrive to the Argentine National Park, to visit the Falls.
First, take the train to Devil's Throat, which is the largest waterfall in the Iguazu Falls, located in the midst of the Brazilian and Argentinean Falls. Afterwards, on foot, visit the other jumps, through the Superior Circuit, the Lower Circuit jumps.
In the afternoon, enjoy a Brazilian side falls tour.
The visit begins on foot, for approximately 1000 meters, with a frontal view of all the falls. The Iguaçu River is born in the Serra do Mar and travels 1320 km to Foz do Iguassu. The set of waterfalls, shortly before their encounter with the Paraná River.
Overnight in Iguazu.
Brazil Accommodations
Merit Iguazu Standard or similar
Brazil Meals
Breakfast
After Breakfast, you will be transferred today from Hotel to Iguazu Airport Brazilian side, so you can catch your flight to Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival to Rio, transfer to your hotel.
Overnight at Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil Accommodations
Best Western Plus or similar
Brazil Meals
Breakfast
After Breakfast at the hotel, Spend a morning visiting some of Rio de Janeiro's best attractions.
Begin with a train ride to see the Christ the Redeemer Statue atop Corcovado Mountain, followed by a panoramic (external) visit to the Maracanã stadium and additional stops at the Sambódromo, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Selarón Stair. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the beaches.
Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil Accommodations
Best Western Plus or similar
Brazil Meals
Breakfast
Breakfast at the hotel.
From your hotel, you will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: Sugar Loaf. You will travel all the way to the top in two steps by cable car.
The first cable car takes us to Urca Hill, a vantage point 215 meters high for which already grants beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niteroi Bridge, and Corcovado Mountain. From this stage, a second cable car takes us up to the top. At 395 meters, we will enjoy splendid views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress, and several beaches of Niteroi.
Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil Accommodations
Best Western Plus or similar
Brazil Meals
Breakfast
After Breakfast, we say farewell, and you are transferred back to the airport to catch your flight back home.

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