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South American Inspiration

(22 Days)

Lima | Cusco | Arequipa | Colca Canyon | Arica | San Pedro de Atacama | Santiago de Chile | Mendoza | Puerto Iguazú | Buenos Aires

Day Routing
01 Lima

Arrival in Lima and transfer to the hotel.

02 Lima

Half day city tour with visit to Larco Herrera Museum.

03 Lima - Cusco

Flight to Cusco. Half day city tour and visit to the ruins surrounding Cusco.

04 Cusco - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Visit to Machu Picchu. This “Lost City” of the Incas lay hidden from the world in dense jungle covered mountains until 1911 and is one of the world’s archaeological jewels. Explore the mystery of this awe-inspiring place. Return to Cusco.

05 Cusco - Arequipa

Flight to Arequipa. The city is surrounded by a fertile valley between desert and mountains. 

06 Arequipa

City tour inclusive visit to Santa Catalina Monastery.

07 Arequipa - Colca Canyon

2- day excursion to visit the Colca Canyon with a length of more than 100km and depth of 3400m. Transfer to Chivay on an altitude of 3600m. Continue to visit the observatory of the western Cordillera, the amphitheatre of Ocolle and the hot springs of La Calera. Lunch included.

08 Colca Canyon - Arequipa

After an early breakfast you will reach the viewpoint Cruz del Condor. With some luck you can observe the giant condors gliding majestic in the sky. After lunch return to Arequipa.

09 Arequipa - Tacna - Arica (Chile)

Transfer to Arica across the Chilean border.

10 Arica

Full day excursion to visit the Lauca National Park on an altitude of 4750m above sea level inclusive Lunchbox.

11 Arica - Calama - San Pedro

Flight to Calama. Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama.

12 San Pedro de Atacama

Full day excursion to visit Salar de Atacama, Toconao and the Moon valley for sunset.

13 San Pedro de Atacama - Calama - Santiago de Chile

Excursion to the El Tatio Geysers with breakfast-box. Continue to the ruins of Lasana and the church of Chiu Chiu. Transfer to the airport in Calama. Flight to Santiago.

14 Santiago de Chile

City tour inclusive drive up San Cristóbal hill for a fantastic view over the city. Excursion to the Maipo Valley to visit the winery Undurraga.

15 Santiago de Chile - Mendoza

Transfer in public bus to Mendoza in Argentina (without guide).

16 Mendoza

Half day city tour. Optional half day visit to a typical winery in the surrounding of Mendoza.

17 Mendoza - Puerto Iguazú

Flight to Puerto Iguazú. visit to the Brazilian side of the falls with views of the full scale of the cascades.

18 Puerto Iguazú

Visit to Iguazu National Park, including the Devil’s Throat with the highest continuous fall. Wonderful sights include rainbows straddling clouds of spray, screeching green parrots flying across the waters.

19 Puerto Iguazú - Buenos Aires

Flight to Buenos Aires.

20 Buenos Aires

Half day city tour inclusive visit of Teatro Colón, El Ateneo Grand Splendid is one of the best known bookshops and stop at the traditional Café Tortoni. 'Visit a Dinner & Tango Show in the evening.

21 Buenos Aires

City tour to visit the southern neighbourhoods La Boca, San Telmo and Puerto Madero.

22 Buenos Aires

End of this roundtrip and transfer to the airport for your individual departure flight.