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5 Countries - Crossing South America

(22 Days)

Santiago de Chile | Calama | San Pedro de Atacama | Lima | Cusco | Yucay | Machu Picchu | Puno | Iguassu | Buenos Aires | Colonia del Sacramento | Montevideo | Rio de Janeiro

Day Routing
01 Santiago de Chile

Arrival in Santiago and half day city tour.

02 Santiago de Chile - Calama - San Pedro de Atacama

Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama over Calama. Tour through green oasis city San Pedro in Salt Dessert and enjoy sunset exploring the picturesque Moon Valley.

03 San Pedro de Atacama

Full day tour Salar de Atacama, exploring flamingos living in the lagoons and observe the little village Toconao.

04 San Pedro de Atacama

Day at leisure. Optional: Tour to El Tatio Geysers.

05 San Pedro de Atacama - Calama - Lima

Transfer to Calama and flight via Santiago to Lima (Peru).

06 Lima - Cusco - Yucay

Flight to Cusco. On the way to to Sacred Valley visit of sanctuary Cochahuasi Wasi seeing Pumas, Condors and Aras and visit a typical market where rural people sell and barter agricultural products as well as animals.

07 Yucay

In the morning half day trip to the ruins of Ollantaytambo. Optional: Visit of Pisac Market OR Excursion to Moray and Maras OR Rafting on Urubamba river OR Biking Tour OR Hiking from Ollantaytambo to Cachicata. Visit of the Ollantaytambo Ruins in the afternoon.

08 Yucay - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Full day tour by Vistadome train to Machu Picchu inclusive guided visit. Continue by train and bus to the hotel in Cusco.

09 Cusco

Half day city tour in Cusco and visit of the ruins of Sacsayhuaman and the Temple of the Sun.

10 Cusco - Puno

Panoramic drive (Seat-in) to Puno and sightseeing tour.

11 Puno - Lima

Full day Lake Titicaca boat tour exploring the 40 floating Islands of the Uro Indians and Taquile Island. Flight to Lima.

12 Lima

City tour in Lima including San Francisco Convent and Larco Herrera Museum.

13 Lima - Iguassu

Flight to Iguassu.

14 Iguassu

Full day trip to visit the breathtaking 275 Iguassu waterfalls starting at the Brazilian part. Continue crossing the Tancredo Novas brigde to the Argentinean side. The Ecological Jungle Train leads to the famous Devil’s Throat gorge.

15 Iguassu - Buenos Aires

Flight to Buenos Aires.

16 Buenos Aires

Half day city tour. Optional: Tango Show with dinner.

17 Buenos Aires

Day at leisure. Optional: Full day Estancia or Half day Tigre tour.

18 Buenos Aires - Colonia - Montevideo

Transfer by ferry to Colonia in Uruguay. Walking city tour in Colonia. Continue by public bus to Montevideo.

19 Montevideo

Half day city tour in Montevideo.

20 Montevideo - Rio de Janeiro

Flight to Rio de Janeiro.

21 Rio de Janeiro

City tour including a cogwheel locomotive ride to Corcovado mountain and a cable car ride to Sugar Loaf peak.

22 Rio de Janeiro

End of the roundtrip and departure flight or post-tour.