15 Days - Best of South America

15 Days  - Best of South America

15 Days covering the best of South America

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Early Bird Offer

 

Book 8 weeks in advance and get £100 OFF per adult and Single

 

PERU

  • Lima - City Tour

  • Yucay - Ollantaytambo Ruins

  • Machu Pichu - Tour of the Inca Ruins

  • Cusco - City Tour

  • Puno - Uros Islands on Titicaca Lake

 

ARGENTINA

  • Iguassu Falls - Argentinian side of the Falls

  • Buenos Aires - City Tour & Tango Show

 

BRASIL

  • Iguassu Falls - Brazilian side of the Falls

  • Rio de Janeiro - City Tour including Sugar Loaf &

    Corcovado

 

 

Price Includes

 

  • Ground Transportation in shared/private AC vehicles

  • 14 nights Accommodation in 3/4 * hotels with breakfast

  • Entrances and sightseeing as mentioned in the Tour Highlights

  • Meals as per itinerary

  • Premium services of local ground operator


 

Your Tour Price Does Not Include:

 

  • International and internal flights

  • Tips and Service Charge

  • Passport, visa or other consular fees

  • Porterage, tips, laundry, telephone calls, alcohol/nonalcoholic beverages are not included.

  • Any other items not mentioned in this itinerary

  • Travel and medical insurance

 

 

 

 

Day 1

Lima

Arrival at the airport in Lima where you will be welcomed and transferred to the hotel.
Hotel La Hacienda Miraflores 3*+ or similar

Day 2

Lima

Today you will explore the city on a sightseeing tour through Lima. The Plaza de Armas with the beautiful buildings of the government Palace, the town hall, the Palace of the archbishop and the cathedral are still the most important places in town. The highlight of this convent is the visit of the underground vaults known as "catacumbas" or catacombs.Proceed through the modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores and to the Coastline enjoying the view over the beaches of Lima and the Pacific Ocean. Afterwards enjoy a guided visit of one of the Lima’s most noted museums, the Larco Museum.
Hotel La Hacienda Miraflores 3*+ or similar

B

Day 3

Lima - Cusco - Yucay

Transfer to the airport for the flight to Cusco. Upon arrival you will start the tour with a visit to Chinchero community located 28 km away from Cusco. Here are
the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui, as well as beautiful colonial temples built on Inca’s foundations Then you will be transferred to "El Mirador de Racchi" where you will have a splendid view of the Sacred Valley. Afterwards you will enjoy a typical lunch, followed by the transfer to your
hotel.
Hotel Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado 4* or similar

B, L

Day 4

Yucay

The excursion starts with the visit to Moray, a little Andean community which is famous for its embedded amphitheater, formed by four circular terraces which seem to disappear into the interior of the puna, like an artificial crater. Finally, you will be transferred to visit the Salt Mines of Maras. The view of this complex of nearly 3,000 wells is spectacular. The local people demonstrate the ancient techniques to visitors, even allowing you to participate. In the afternoon, a visit to
Ollantaytambo, a typical Inca community, is included. Towering above the town of Ollantaytambo we will find the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo.
Hotel Valle Sagrado 4* or similar

B

Day 5

Yucay - Machu Pichu - Cusco

Transfer by bus to the train station of Ollantaytambo where the tour starts by train that goes through the fertile plain of the Urubamba valley and on to Aguas
Calientes. From there, small busses drive up the steep mountain to the ruin town.Enjoy a guided visit of around 2 hours of the ruins and return by bus and train
to Ollantaytambo station.
Hotel Xima 3* or similar

B

Day 6

Cusco

Today you will start for a half day city tour. It will be shown the exact centre of the Incan Empire, the Plaza de Armas. There one can find the cathedral built on the
ruins of the ancient Inca Palace. The cathedral borders on other churches on both sides. Next stop will be the old town with its magnificent renovated colonial buildings; some of them are being used as hotels. Proceed to Sacsayhuaman, a ruin site located approx.3km above Cusco. Sacsayhuaman also offers a fabulous
view over the city.
Hotel Xima 3* or similar

B

Day 7

Cusco - Puno

A full day bus tour from Cusco to Puno leads through the Peruvian highland along snow-covered peaks of the Andes, small villages and reaches its highest point in
La Raya at 4.300m above sea level. On route you will visit the town of Andahuaylillas, the ruins of Racchi and the small town of Pucara. Lunch in a typical restaurant
en route is included. Upon arrival in Puno transfer to your hotel.
Hotel Jose Antonio Puno 3*+ or similar

B, L

Day 8

Puno - Lima

In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Puno’s dock where you will depart towards the Uros Islands on Titicaca Lake. The Uros
are 40 small floating islands made of packed totora (reed), located within the Titicaca National Reserve. After visiting the Uros Islands we will continue by boat
to Taquile Island. A typical lunch at Taquile Island is included. Transfer from the hotel to the airport of Juliaca. A box dinner will be provided during the
transfer. Flight to Lima and upon arrival transfer to the hotel.
Hotel La Hacienda Miraflores 3*+ or similar

B, L, D

Day 9

Lima - Iguassu

Transfer from the hotel to the airport of Lima. Flight to Iguassu and transfer to the hotel.
Hotel Recanto Cataratas 4* or similar

B

Day 10

Puno - Lima

You will leave your hotel on the Brazilian side by motor coach and cross the Iguassu National Park towards the Brazilian Falls. You walk along the paths following the cascades and then along the catwalk which leads you very close to the bottom of the Devil’s Throat. Afterwards you take an elevator to go up back to the road, and there you will board the motor coach which will take you to the Argentinean side of the falls.
Hotel Recanto Cataratas 4* or similar

B

Day 11

Iguassu - Buenos Aires

Transfer from the hotel to the airport for the flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel. Afterwards you will be taken to the tango house La Ventana, because visiting a Tango Show is a must when you are in Buenos Aires! La Ventana is one of the most authentic tango houses and is located in the
San Telmo neighborhood, the heart of the tango scene in Buenos Aires. During the excursion you can opt between a tango lesson with specialised teachers or a wine tasting session of different Argentinean wines. Afterwards you will enjoy dinner (which includes three courses and non-alcoholic beverages as well as half a
bottle of wine or two glasses of beer per person) and a tango show. After the tango show return back to the hotel. Arrival at the hotel around midnight
Hotel Loi Suites Esmeralda 3* or similar

B, D

Day 12

Buenos Aires

During the city tour you will see the Plaza de Mayo, with the Casa Rosada (the pink house), seat of the government, the Cabildo (town hall) and the Metropolitan Cathedral, home of the Archbishop of Buenos Aires. The tour goes then onto the district San Telmo. Until 1888 this part of the city was a river port, today San Telmo is one of the most modern and desired places to live in Buenos Aires. Continue along the widest avenue in the world, the Avenida 9 de Julio, and continue to the Plaza Lavalle with the Federal Court of Justice and the Teatro Colón.
Hotel Loi Suites Esmeralda 3* or similar

B

Day 13

Buenos Aires - Rio de Janeiro

Transfer from the hotel to the airport for the flight to Rio de Janeiro. Arrival in Rio and transfer to the hotel.
Hotel Windsor Plaza Copacabana 3-4* or similar

B, L, D

Day 14

Rio de Janeiro

Proceed to Cosme Velho Station to board a cog-train for the ride through Tijuca Forest up Corcovado Mountain at 748m (2.454 ft) high. The train ride takes 20 minutes and is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy scenic landscapes of the beaches and city. Disembarking at the top of Corcovado and then proceeding 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. The tour proceeds passing by Rio’s world-famous beaches as far as Urca District to board a cable car for a two-staged ascent up Sugar Loaf Mountain at 390m (1.280 ft)
high. Then coming down and proceeding along.
Hotel Windsor Plaza Copacabana 3-4* or similar

B

Day 15

Rio de Janeiro
Transfer to the airport for your international flight back home
(international flight not included).

B

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

2019 USD Dates & Prices

 

Departures Dates 2018

From $3815

Adults

Single

Jan - 04, 18

$ 3815

$ 6245

Feb - 01, 08

$ 3815

$ 6245

Mar - 15, 29

$ 3815

$ 6245

Apr - 26

$ 3815

$ 6245

May - 10, 24

$ 3815

$ 6245

Jun - 07, 28

$ 3815

$ 6245

Jul - 05

$ 3815

$ 6245

Sep - 06, 20

$ 3815

$ 6245

Oct - 11

$ 3815

$ 6245

Nov - 15

$ 3815

$ 6245

 

Price per person based on 2/3 adults sharing a room

Max occupancy per room is 3 person

Please note children under the age of 12 are not permitted on this group tour.

We are able to provide a custom package for families travelling with children

under the age of 12 years. Please contact us for more details.

 

Early Bird Offer

Book 8 weeks in advance and get

$140 OFF per Adult & Single

 

Country Details

 

Country

Capital

Currency

Visa Required

Time

Zone

Electricity

Country

Code

Peru

Lima

PEN

Yes

UTC - 5

220V,

60Hz

+51

Argentina

Buenos Aires

ARS

Yes

 

UTC - 3

220V,50HZ

+54

Brazil

 

Brasila

BRL

Yes

UTC -2 to 5

127V/230V,50HZ

+55



 

Currency

 

Peru

 

The PEN is the currency abbreviation or currency symbol for the Peruvian nuevo sol (PEN), the currency of Peru. The Peruvian nuevo sol is made up of 100 céntimo and is often represented by the symbol S/. The word "sol" is Spanish for "sun," and its use here is meant to give power to the Peruvian people.

 

Argentina

 

The Argentine currency is the peso ($). There are $ 100, $ 50, $ 20, $ 10, $ 5 and $ 2 notes, varying in colour, and 1, 0.50, 0.25, 0.10 and 0.05 cent coins. ATM machines are plentiful in Buenos Aires and using your ATM card will generally give you the best exchange rate available.

 

Brazil

 

Real is the currency used in Brazil. The currency in Brazil is called the Real (BRL).

 

In all South American countries US Dollars are widely accepted and exchangeable. Exchange rates can differ from day to day (and city to city). Small daily payments are best made in the local currency. It is better to exchange from US Dollars to the local currency than from South American currencies.

 

Additional Excursions

 

We design our itineraries so that all the necessary excursions and places of interest are included to give the passenger the best possible holiday at an affordable price. However, often, the tour representative or local ground operator will offer passengers additional excursions that are designed to enhance the holiday experience and are not included in the tour cost.

 

Food

 

Breakfast will be provided at the hotels. The breakfast is usually in a separate dining area of the hotel and is usually a continental breakfast, which will consist of tea, coffee, bread, cereals, fruit and yoghurt.

 

Passengers can choose from vegetarian, or non-vegetarian (Jain or Halal will not always be available) meals. The meals are pre-set buffet, and a choice of menu is not available. Meals will be provided with tap water only.

 

Dinners are usually provided within the hotel or restaurant in a separate dining facility. You should always consult your tour representative if you are not sure of what ingredients a dish contains.

 

Hotels

 

Not all hotels on this tour will have air-conditioning so you should carry a small portable fan with you especially during the summer months.

 

Please also note that not all hotels provide a kettle, TV, Telephone or toiletries in the hotel and it is advisable to carry your own. Passengers may also want to carry a small travel iron and hairdryer etc., as many hotel rooms may not have these facilities.

 

Some hotels in South America, especially Peru and Brazil will provide two single beds put together as a Double occupancy room, as this sort of configuration allows the hotel to use a room for multi-use, we do contract with such hotels, and you should be prepared for such eventualities.

 

If you use services such as the phone or minibar or pay TV whilst in your room, you will have to pay the hotel directly when you check out; these services are not included in your tour cost.

 

The maximum occupancy per room on this tour is 3 person(s).

 

Foreign Office Travel Advice

 

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click on the link below to get Country specific details

 

For a full list of the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office click here

 

UK Residents

USA Residents

Peru

Peru

Argentina

Argentina

Brazil

Brazil



 

Other Advisories

 

General

 

Person(s) under the age of 12 are not permitted on this tour.

 

Particular attention should be paid to the baggage allowance for this tour; this can be found on our general information page. Excess baggage may not be allowed on the vehicle or flight.

 

The tour will merge and change tour reps/coaches part way through the tour.

 

High Altitude

 

You should only make trips to high altitudes if you feel healthy. The following recommendations apply:

 

Advanced age is no barrier to high altitude. For blood pressure patients who are well controlled with medication, the altitude is not a concern. Asthmatics can travel to high altitudes without any problems. High-altitude air is less polluted with particles that can cause an asthma attack. Epileptics who are well controlled with medication should be able to negotiate the altitude.

 

Pregnant women: There may be a certain risk for pregnancy even without pre-existing diseases over 2500-3000 metres. Caution is therefore advised if in doubt, please consult your doctor in advance.

 

Infants: Short-term stays at the mountain tops are unproblematic. Infants and young children are often unable to equalise pressure during descent and are therefore increasingly at risk of ear irritation. Regular swallowing (drinking, sucking on a bottle) during the descent can prevent the occurrence of irritation.

Because children can chill faster than adults, always pay attention to sufficient protection from the cold at high altitude. Sunglasses and a good sunscreen are necessary on the glaciers!

 

High altitude visits not recommended for:

Lung and heart patients who are already short of breath while at rest or when climbing stairs are advised not to stay at high altitude. Patients with angina pectoris or severely impaired performance with heart enlargement and heart failure should not visit high altitude. Coronary artery disease (angina pectoris) and heart enlargement with medical therapy should not visit high altitude. Patients with a pronounced risk profile for cardiovascular disease (smoker + high blood pressure + diabetes + high blood fats + overweight + occasional chest pain) should consult the doctor before visiting high altitude.

 

Do not stay at high altitude after having striated muscles or a stroke.

 

Pick up and Drop off points & Times

 

Passengers should arrive at the airport where flights are done by Star Tours at the allocated time. If you are doing your own flights, then you will need to meet the tour rep directly at the arrival terminal at the destination.

 

You will be sent an ATOL certificate if your flights are done with Star Tours.

 

You should always follow the protocol for flights as set out by the airline. You should check the board at the airport for any flight delays, change of gate number or any other useful information provided by the airline.

 

Visas & Passports

 

If you have a UK and USA passport then you do not need a visa to visit any country in South America as a tourist. However, passports must be valid for at least 6 months and a return ticket and proof of sufficient funds may be requested on arrival.

 

For other nationality please check with the relevant embassy.

 

Weather

 

Peru

 

The climate on the coast is arid and semi-arid with high temperatures and very little rainfall. The Andes mountains observe a cool-to-cold climate with rainy summers and very dry winter. The eastern lowlands present an Equatorial climate with hot weather and rain distributed all year long.

 

Argentina

The bulk of central Argentina, including the Pampas farmland, Cordoba Hills, Mar de Plata and Buenos Aires, enjoys a moderate climate with hot, humid summers and cool, dry winters.

 

Brazil

 

In general, Brazil is a year-round destination with temperatures rarely dip below 20°C (68°F), apart from in the mountains and southern regions. The climate varies from hot and dry in the arid interior to humid and sticky in the tropical rainforests of the Amazon jungle.

 

Wheelchairs

 

We will accept lightweight manual wheelchair for travel, subject to them being capable of being stowed in the luggage hold of the vehicle. It is also essential that a family member is also on tour to push the wheelchair. Star Tour’s will also request hotels for suitably equipped rooms; however, this is only on a request basis and cannot be guaranteed.

 

For us to request a wheelchair for you with the airline, this request should be made to us in writing at the time of booking. The allocation of the wheelchair will be at the discretion of the airline/airport.

 

 

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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