South America Short and Sweet Tour

17 Days - from AUD$8062 / (Inc. Internal Air Only) per person in double share

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Countries visited : Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru

TOTAL DAYS : 17 Days

STARTS IN : Rio de Janeiro

ENDS IN : Santiago

Highlights : Buenos Aires , Iguazu Falls , La boca – Italian Neighborhood , La Paz , Lake Titicaca , cuzco , Lima , machu pichu , Pisac market , Rio de Janeiro , Santiago , Witches Market

TRANSPORT : Air-conditioned vehicle , Airplane , Boat , train , Foot

Our South America Short & Sweet Tour, has been designed for those travellers with very little time available and wanting to see the main highlights of this great continent. Fast paced, we visit: Rio de Janeiro, also known as the “Marvellous City”, the magnificent Iguazu Falls, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, the “Paris” of the South, the colonial city of Cuzco, the mystical ruins ofMachu Picchu. The tour, then heads down to Lake Titicaca. Cross the border onto Bolivia and visit its contrasting capital, La Paz. Then fly to Santiago with its snow-capped mountains, where the tour ends.


Because we recognise every one of us enjoys different things, moves at different speed and requires different features. In locations such as: Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, La Paz and Santiago we have the option of “Pick and Choose” your activity…

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Important: This operates with very specific flights and program is subject to change due to flight schedules and/or hotel availability. Please ask one of our friendly consultants for flight details.


Day 1 – Arrive in Rio de Janeiro
Evening arrival, meet and assist at the airport and transfer to your selected hotel.


Day 2 – Rio de Janeiro “Pick & Choose your Activity”
Today, we give you the chance to choose the activity that best suit your interests: You can either visit the Corcovado Mountain by cog-wheel train for a panoramic view of Rio, or the Sugar Loaf Mountain by Cable Car, or the Tijuca Forest by Jeep, or the Favelas Jeep Tour. (B)


Day 3 – Rio de Janeiro/Iguazu Falls
Transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Foz do Iguassu, Meet and assist on arrival and visit straight away the Brazilan part of the falls. Continue to your selected hotel in Argentina side. Reminder of the day at leisure. (B)


Day 4 – Iguazu Falls/Buenos Aires
Morning visit of the Argentine side of the falls. Afternoon flight to Buenos Aires, where you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel. (B)


Day 5 – Buenos Aires “Pick & Choose your Activity”
Today, you have the option to do a Classic City Tour or a Walking Tour. For the more active, perhaps a Bike Tour is the way to go or perhaps escape the hustle and bustle of the city and do a boat tour of the nearby Tigre Delta.


In the evening, transfer to one of the famous Tango Show Houses for an unforgettable night, enjoying a delicious dinner and the sensual Tango Show that Buenos Aires is well known for. (B,D)


Day 6 – Buenos Aires/Lima
Time at leisure till the afternoon, when you will be transferred to the airport for an evening flight into Lima. Late arrival into Lima. Meet and assist at the airport, walk 5 minutes through the car-park to the airport hotel (Subject to availability). (B)


Day 7 – Lima/Cuzco/Sacred Valley
Early in the morning, make your own way to the airline checking counter for your flight to Cuzco. On arrival, you will be picked up at the airport for a drive to the quaint village of Chinchero, known for its weaving tradition. Continue to the Saltpans of Maras and the agricultural terraces of Moray. The tour ends at your hotel in the Sacred Valley. (B,L)


Day 8 – Sacred Valley/Aguas Calientes
Morning visit of Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo. Mid afternoon train ride (1 ½ hrs) to Aguas Calientes. On arrival, the hotel staff will welcome you at the train station and walk with you to the hotel (5-10 mins approx.) (B,L)


Day 9 Aguas Calientes (Machu Pichu)/Cuzco
Early morning, walk to the shuttle bus station for a 25 minutes ride up to the fabled citadel of Machu Picchu. Guided visit of the ruins. (Permit to trek  Huayna Picchu available for an extra fee and must be booked well in advance).


Short ride back from the ruins to Aguas Calientes for lunch and early afternoon train back to Cuzco via Poroy or the Sacred Valley. Further transfer to your hotel. (B,L)


Day 10 – Cuzco
Half day city tour of Cuzco visiting the most important attractions such as, Plaza de Armas, the cathedral and the nearby ruins of Sachsahuayman. (B)


Day 11 – Cuzco/Puno
Transfer to the bus station for your first class bus journey through the Peruvian Andes to Lake Titicaca, passing through striking highland scenery and picturesque Andean villages. Upon your arrival in Puno on the edge of Lake Titicaca, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel. (B)


Day 12 – Puno (lake Titicaca)
Morning boat tour to visit the floating reed islands of the Uros, followed by a visit to the Sillustani Necropolis, north of Puno. Rest of the day at leisure. (B)


Day 13 – Puno/Lake Titicaca/La Paz
Early morning bus ride through the international border to the lake side of Copacabana, where you will board a very comfortable catamaran for a pleasant cruise to Sun Island. Disembark in Chua and continue by bus to your hotel in La Paz. (B,L)


Day 14 – La Paz “Pick & Choose your Activity”
Today, choice amongst the following activities: City tour, visiting the most important attractions, including the Witches Market and the Moon Valley or Walking City Tour or perhaps half day tour of the pre-Incan Tiawanacu Ruins. Rest of the day at leisure. (B)


Day 15 – La Paz/Santiago (Most convenient flight on Wed, Fri or Sun)
Transfer to the airport for your afternoon flight to Santiago. Late arrival, meet and assist and transfer to your hotel. (B)


Day 16 – Santiago – “Pick & Choose your Activity”
Today, choice of classic city tour visiting the most important attractions or a bike tour. (B)


Day 17 – Depart Santiago
Breakfast. At convenient time, transfer to the airport for your return or onward flight. (B)


Internal Air Only - Ask us for current international airfare specials

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Rio de Janeiro Tourist AUD$11739 AUD$8062 AUD$8016

Internal Air Only - Ask us for current international airfare specials

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Rio de Janeiro T.Superior AUD$13784 AUD$9144 AUD$9063

Internal Air Only - Ask us for current international airfare specials

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Rio de Janeiro F.Class AUD$16734 AUD$10721 AUD$10638

Prices per person in AU$. Not valid during local public holidays and special events.
All prices are as a guide only, please check with us for the latest prices.


  • Internal Airfares included for the 3 prices at the top of this table
  • Economy Class Airfares within South America, provided you arrive
    in South America with a LATAM flight and ticket number (045)
  • Meals as per program
  • Accommodation in selected hotels
  • Sightseeing as per program with English speaking local guides
  • Entry to sites
  • All transfers with assistance
  • Local representative assistance
  • Hotel taxes


Not included:

  • Local airport taxes
  • Airport taxes and surcharges charged on air ticket issuance of approx AU$390pp
  • Expenses of personal nature such as: laundry, tips, gratuities, telephone calls, meals not included and optional tours.

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