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South America

11 Days Tour

Brazil | Argentina | Peru

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Tour Overview

11 Days - South America (Code: SOAM)

 

Tour Highlights

 

  • Rio de Janeiro City Tour

  • Corcovado & Christ the Redeemer

  • Sugar Loaf Mountain

  • Iguassu City Tour & Landmark of the Three Frontiers

  • Iguassu Falls - Brazilian Side

  • Iguassu Falls - Argentinean Side

  • Evening Argentinean Tango Show

  • Buenos Aires City Tour

  • Tigre City & Tigre Delta Catamaran Boat Tour

  • Cusco City Tour

  • Sacred Valley & Vistadome Train

  • Macchu Picchu

  • Lima City Tour

 

Price Includes

  • All hotels as mentioned in the itinerary with breakfast

  • Airport transfers on private basis

  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary*

  • 7 Indian Dinners, 3 International Dinners

  • 3 Indian Lunches, 4 Packed Lunches, 2 International Lunches

  • Hindi speaking tour director accompanied by local guides

  • *Entrance to the Machu Picchu Ruins is subject to availability

 

Price Excludes

  • Domestic flights

  • International flights

  • Tips or Personal expenses. Drinks of any kind.

  • Visa & Processing Fees

  • Porterage

  • Lunches

  • Travel Insurance

 

Pick Up Points Available

This tour begins and ends in South America.

Joining point will be Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Airport Code: GIG)

Ending point will be Lima, Peru (Airport Code: LIM)

 

Internal Flight Schedule

 

Day 3: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (GIG) to Iguassu,  Brazil (IGU) - Afternoon arrival

Day 5: Iguassu,  Argentina  (IGR) to Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE) - Evening arrival

Day 7: Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE) to Lima, Peru (LIM) - Morning arrival

Day 8: Lima. Peru (LIM) to Cusco, Peru (CUZ) - Afternoon arrival

Day 10: Cusco, Peru (CUZ) to Lima, Peru (LIM) - Afternoon arrival

 

Tour Itinerary


Day 1
Arrive Rio De Janeiro

Begin your tour of South America in the bustling city of Rio de Janeiro with its world-famous attractions, beautiful beaches and the joy of the Brazilian people. Picture postcard scenarios such as Copacabana Beach, Sugar Loaf Mountain, and the statue of Christ the Redeemer await you. Your airport transfer to the hotel will be arranged based on your flight timings. In the evening, dinner will be served at the hotel restaurant where you will enjoy a variety of international cuisines.

Hotel: Hilton Rio Copacabana or similar
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Day 2
Rio De Janeiro - Corcovado & Sugar Loaf Mountain

Breakfast will be served at the hotel before departing for a day tour of Rio De Janeiro. In the morning, board the train that will take you to Christ the Redeemer. During the train ride, we will have the experience of traversing the rainforest to reach the top of Corcovado. Named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Christ the Redeemer boast the most spectacular view of Rio de Janeiro. Later visit the Maracanã Stadium from the outside, the Sambadrome, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Selarón Stairs. After lunch at an Indian restaurant, proceed to Sugar Loaf Mountain. At up to 396 meters above sea level you can enjoy a memorable and inspiring experience. The Sugar Loaf Cable Car ride starts at Praia Vermelha Station, climbs to Morro da Urca and goes to Sugar Loaf Mountain which is interconnected by two cable car lines, offering breathtaking views at any time of the day. Enjoy the exuberant nature of the Atlantic Forest, the contours of the mountains, the beauty of the architecture and city center, the main beaches, the imposing Tijuca massif and the Corcovado with the image of Christ the Redeemer. Later proceed back to the hotel before dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Hotel: Hilton Rio Copacabana or similar

B, L, D

Day 3
Rio De Janeiro - Iguassu

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguassu. Upon arrival, travel to downtown Iguassu with your local guide and explore the center of the city. Walk down Avenida Brazil and discover the retail shops and cafés, then visit the city's main Catholic cathedral, Igreja Matriz. Visit the Buddhist Temple of Foz do Iguaçu, where you'll hear about its history and learn a little bit about Buddhism and its teachings. Visit the majestic Omar Ibn Al-Khatab Mosque, which was built in 1983, an important cultural and religious center for Foz do Iguaçu and the biggest Islamic community in Brazil. Board your vehicle to travel to the Landmark of the Three Frontiers, where three countries and two rivers converge. Three stone obelisks, painted in each country's national colors, stand at the spot where the Paraná and Iguassu River meet. Listen as your guide talks about the history of this important South American monument. Later travel to the hotel to check-in. In the evening, dinner will be served at the hotel restaurant where you will enjoy a variety of international cuisines.

Hotel: Continental Inn Hotel Iguassu or similar
B, PL, D

Day 4
Iguassu - Brazilian Falls

After breakfast at the hotel, begin your journey to the Brazilian side of mesmerizing Iguassu Falls. Iguassu Falls is located in the extreme west of the State of Paraná. It is one of the Icons of Brazilian tourism thanks to the 275 majestic waterfalls that make up the Iguassu Falls. Located in the Iguassu National Park, on the border between Brazil and Argentina, the Falls attract millions of visitors from all over the world. As you get closer to the falls you will be able to view the parks' rich fauna and flora. During the tour you will be able to see many species of birds, butterflies, and even small mammals such as the Coati. The Brazilian side of the falls boasts a 950-meter walkway circuit where you will be able to observe 275 different waterfalls of the Iguassu River. On the walkway, enjoy the view of the colossal Devil's Throat, the most impressive cascade of the Iguassu Falls. After completing the walkway circuit, take the panoramic elevator to the observation deck for even more views of the Falls. Later enjoy lunch at the Porto Canoas gastronomic center where you will enjoy a variety of international cuisines. The rest of the day is free for you to explore at your leisure. In the evening, return to the hotel before visiting a local restaurant where you will enjoy a variety of international cuisines.

Hotel: Continental Inn Hotel Iguassu or similar
B, L, D

Day 5
Iguassu - Argentinean Falls - Buenos Aires

This morning we check out of the hotel after breakfast and begin our journey to the Argentinian side of Iguassu National Park. Upon arrival, stop at the visitor center before taking the train towards the Devil's Throat. The Argentinean side of the falls comprises of an Upper and Lower Circuit. The Lower Circuit is composed of a trail approximately 0.8 miles (1.3 km) long that allows you to get close to some of the smaller waterfalls on the Argentinian side. Walk along the trail, which is equipped with both restrooms and snack bars, and get close to the Carlos Bozzetti Waterfall, where you can take some great photos. The Upper Circuit allows you to see the top of the majestic falls on the Argentina side and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the area. The view stretches from the Argentinian falls to San Martin Island and parts of the Brazilian falls. During the day enjoy lunch at a buffet restaurant inside the national park. Later transfer to Puerto Iguazu Airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, transfer to the hotel before dinner at an Indian restaurant. After dinner, take a thrilling journey through the history of the Argentine tango with an evening tango show. Enjoy a dazzling performance by professional tango dancers and live folk musicians at one of Buenos Aires' most historic venues, located in the heart of San Telmo, the birthplace of the tango.

Hotel: Hotel Savoy Buenos Aires or similar
B, L, D

Day 6
Buenos Aires - Tigre - Buenos Aires

Depart the hotel this morning after breakfast for your tour of Buenos Aires. During the tour you will see the impressive buildings of the National Congress, the Civic Center and the Plaza de Mayo surrounded by Casa Rosada. Later view the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Cabildo and the famous Teatro Colón Opera House. The tour continues to the traditional San Telmo district, and the picturesque Italian La Boca neighborhood. After visit the recently revamped Puerto Madero to Palermo Gardens, and finally to elegant Recoleta, with its fashionable shops and restaurants. Enjoy lunch today at an Indian restaurant before traveling to the bustling trade town of Tigre. On arrival, visit the famous Fruit Market and enjoy narration of the towns history from our friendly local guide. Later board a catamaran boat to visit the Tigre Delta. At 5,405 square miles, the Tigre Delta is among the world's largest, and it is one of the only major deltas in the world that does not empty into a sea or ocean. Enjoy this natural spectacle from the unique vantage point of a traditional catamaran boat for the most amazing picture opportunities. Later return to the hotel before enjoying dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Hotel: Hotel Savoy Buenos Aires or similar
B, L, D

Day 7
Buenos Aires - Lima

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima, the capital of Peru. A packed lunch will be provided to enjoy on your flight. Upon arrival in Lima, transfer to the hotel located in the Miraflores District based on your flight timings. Spend the remaining day free to explore the local surroundings and shops. Lima was named by natives in the agricultural region known by native Peruvians as Lima. It became the capital and most important city in the Viceroyalty of Peru. Following the Peruvian War of Independence, it became the capital of the Republic of Peru. Around one-third of the national population lives in the metropolitan area of Lima. In the evening enjoy dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Hotel: Doubletree By Hilton Lima Miraflores El Pardo or similar
B, PL, D

Day 8
Lima - Cusco

Depart from the hotel this morning and travel to the airport for your flight to Cusco, Peru. A packed lunch will be provided to enjoy during your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, transfer to your hotel to check-in. Today we undertake a Cusco city tour which includes many historical sites of the Inca Empire. View the ruins of the Inca Palace, the Plaza de Armas and the old town with its restored colonial buildings. The tour also includes visits to the Sacsayhuaman fortress, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Puca Pucara Archaeological place. In the evening, enjoy dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Hotel: Hotel Sonesta Cusco or similar
B, PL, D

Day 9
Cusco - Sacred Valley & Vistodome Train - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Today we begin the day after an early breakfast and drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Upon arrival at Ollantaytambo Train Station we board the Vistadome Train that travels through misty peaks to the astonishing ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, known as the "Lost City of the Incas". Enjoy a packed lunch whilst soaking up the majestic scenery of the Sacred Valley. Designated by UNESCO as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu was virtually unknown to the western world until Hiram Bingham's rediscovery in 1911. Spend the morning viewing the unforgettable wonders of this 15th century retreat, abandoned nearly 100 years later with the arrival of the conquistadors. See the highlights of the site including the imposing Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the intricately carved rock likely used as a sundial by the ancient Incas. The images of this significant archaeological site will be a long-lasting memory. Return to the Sacred Valley by train in the early evening and travel back to Cusco for dinner at an Indian restaurant and night stay.

Hotel: Hotel Sonesta Cusco or similar
B, PL, D

Day 10
Cusco - Lima

After breakfast at the hotel, travel to Cusco airport for your flight to Lima. Upon arrival in Lima, transfer to the hotel before lunch at an Indian restaurant. In the afternoon we begin our tour of Lima. With its 2000 years of history, Lima has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our tour begins in the colonial center of the city, the splendid Plaza Mayor. View the impressive Palace of the Archbishop with its fine carved balcony, the opulent Government Palace, official residence of the President, and the 16th century Cathedral of Lima whose first stone was laid by Pizarro. Continue to the 17th century Monasterio de San Francisco complex with its magnificent tiles, ornate carved ceilings, exceptional paintings, and world-renowned library. In the evening enjoy dinner at an Indian restaurant.

Hotel: Doubletree By Hilton Lima Miraflores El Pardo or similar
B, L, D

Day 11
Depart Lima

Today after breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer from hotel to Lima airport for your flight back home.
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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, PL=Packed Lunch, D=Dinner

Other Information

2024 USD Dates & Prices

Departure Dates

Adults

Based on Double Sharing From

Child

(2-9 Years) From

May - 23

$3280

$1755

Jun - 20

$3280

$1755

Jul - 18

$3280

$1755

Aug - 08, 22

$3280

$1755

Sep - 10, 24

$3280

$1755

Oct - 13

$3280

$1755

Nov - 13

$3280

$1755

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 From $675 for a seat in coach only

Single supplement will be an additional charge of $840

Bookings received within 10 days of the departure date will be subject to a $25 per person supplement

Optional Extension:

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:

  • Brazil: £230 // $299 per room per night

  • Peru: £155 // $200 per room per night

  • Transfer included.

Mandatory Tip:

  • $4.00 per person per day

Country Details

Country

Capital

Currency

Visa Required

Time

Zone

Electricity

Country

Code

Brazil

Brasila

BRL

Yes

UTC -2 to 5

127V/230V

50Hz

+55

Argentina

Buenos Aires

ARS

Yes

UTC - 3

220V

50Hz

+54

Peru

Lima

PEN

Yes

UTC - 5

220V,

60Hz

+51



Currency

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.

Argentina

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.

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.

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

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.

Home Pick-Ups

The map below can be used to check the price of a home pick-up. The map shows the price bands for each area we service.

Home Pick-up Pricing Key:

Pick-Up points

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


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