2024 USD Dates & Prices
Based on Double Sharing
May - 23
Jun - 20
Jul - 18
Aug - 08, 22
Sep - 10, 24
Oct - 13
Nov - 13
Price per person based on 2/3 adults sharing a room
Child 2 - 9 years must share a room with 2/3 adults
Infants 0 - 23 months price is $675 for a seat in coach
Single supplement will be an additional charge of
Bookings received within 10 days of the departure date will
be subject to a $25 per person supplement
Two Nights at the Manaus Amazon Eco Park Lodge
Please contact us to request for a detailed summary. It is
advised to get yellow fever vaccination if taking on this
optional pre-tour extension.
MAY to NOV 2024
Adult: £970 // $1260 (10 Years old+)
Child: £490 // $640 (2-9 Years old)
Infant: £120 // $160 (0 -2 Years)
Single Supplement: £470 // $610
Pre/Post Tour Accommodation:
UTC -2 to 5
UTC - 3
UTC - 5
Real is the currency used in Brazil. The currency in Brazil
is called the Real (BRL).
In all South American countries US Dollars are widely
accepted and exchangeable. Exchange rates can differ from day
to day (and city to city). Small daily payments are best made
in the local currency. It is better to exchange from US Dollars
to the local currency than from South American currencies.
The Argentine currency is the peso ($). There are $100, $50,
$20, $0, $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 t1he best
exchange rate available.
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
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.
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
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
The maximum occupancy per room on this tour is 3
Foreign Office Travel Advice
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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
The tour will merge and change tour reps/coaches part way
through the tour.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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 Tours 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.