11 Days Summer Discover South America Package from SOTC India Rs.63500+USD1449
SUMMER DISCOVER SOUTH AMERICA PACKAGE – 2011
Buenos Aries-Cuzco-Machu Picchu-Lima-Lguassu
11 Days / 10 Nights – Rs.63500+USD1449
Day 1: Arrive in Buenos Aries, Begin your ‘Discover South America’ Tour:
Welcome To Argentina. On arrival our local representative will welcome you and take you to the hotel. Buenos Aires is a complex, energetic, and seductive port city, which stretches south-to-north along the Rio de la Plata; it has been the gateway to Argentina for centuries. Porteños, as the people of Buenos Aires are known, possess an elaborated and rich cultural identity. They value their European heritage highly, and the lifestyle and architecture are markedly more European than any other in South America. But the city has also spawned its own art forms, notably the tango, for which Buenos Aires is famous. Evening is free to relax or experience the city on your own. Dinner will be served at the hotel prepared by your own SOTC chef – a taste of home cooking ! Over night at the hotel NH City or similar in Buenos Aries.
Day 2: Guided City Tour of Buenos Aries, Tango Show with Dinner:
Today, proceed on a city tour of Buenos Aires. During this tour we will visit Avenida de Mayo that runs into the Plaza De Mayo, which is surrounded by the Casa Rosada (Government House), the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo (first City Hall, built during Spanish rule). At the other end of Avenida de Mayo you find the Congress building. Then we continue to San Telmo, the best kept historical neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Here we have time to stroll around Plaza Dorrego, where you can find many antique shops. Later we stop at La Boca, a most colorful area. At the famous street Caminito you will meet painters offering their Tango pictures. Passing Colon Theatre, one of the world’s best known Opera House and the cultural pride of the “porteños” (as the inhabitants of Buenos Aires are commonly called), we continue to Palermo with its beautiful parks, the City Zoo, Botanical Garden, Argentine Horse Track and National Polo Fields. Palermo is beautiful for its artificial lakes. In the evening, before the Tango Show learn a 1 hour shared free Tango Lesson at Tango Porteño followed by Tango Show with Dinner at Magnificent Tango Porteño. Tango Porteño recovers that spirit crystallized in a unique place. Magically it recreates the best and most transcendental time ever in the history of tango framed within a luxurious building of those days that used to be a movie theater of the Metro Goldwyn Meyer. Over night at the hotel NH City or similar in Buenos Aries.
Day 3: Fly to Cuzco via Lima:
Today, check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cuzco. Arrive at Cuzco airport where you will meet your local guide who will transfer you to your hotel. Cuzco is at an high altitude. There could be respiratory problems. However, the hotels supply free “Special Tea” & Oxygen cylinders as well. Dinner will be served at the hotel prepared by your own SOTC chef – a taste of home cooking ! Overnight at hotel Novotel Contemporaneo or similar in Cuzco.
Day 4: Full Day Tour of Machu Picchu:
Today, depart for a full day tour to Machu Picchu with lunch at Sanctuary Lodge. Transfer to the train station and board the train which passes through the valley until Aguas Calientes. From here small busses drive up the steep mountain to the ruins of Machu Picchu. Called the Lost City of the Incas, Cultural Heritage of Mankind is one of the names given to this wonderful stone city constructed with a technique incredible for its era and even for present times. Stone upon stone, fitted together perfectly without any cement, with impressive delicacy, exquisite detail and discrimination worthy of the world’s greatest palaces. There are many theories about Machu Picchu, but one thing is for sure – it is one of the most impressive sites ever. Return to Cuzco in the afternoon and transfer to your hotel. Dinner will be served at the hotel prepared by your own SOTC chef – a taste of home cooking ! Overnight at hotel Novotel Contemporaneo or similar in Cuzco.
Day 5: City Tour of Cuzco, Fly to Lima:
Today, check out the hotel and proceed on City tour of Cuzco. On your tour you will see best of Cuzco: The archaeological remains from Inca times located nearby, and the Colonial art treasures from the Spanish times. We will visit the archaeological park of Saqsaywaman, Tambomachay, the famous Temple of the Sun and the Korikancha. Later proceed to the Airport for your flight to Lima. On arrival at Lima airport you will meet our local guide who will transfer you to the hotel. Dinner will be served at the hotel prepared by your own SOTC chef – a taste of home cooking ! Overnight at hotel Novotel or similar in Lima.
Day 6: Guided City Tour of Lima, Overnight Flight to Iguassu:
Today, the morning is free to explore Lima City on your own In the afternoon, check out of the hotel and proceed on a city tour of Lima and Gold Museum. On your tour you will explore the old and the new Lima. The Plaza de Armas with the beautiful buildings of the government Palace, the town hall, the Palace of the archbishop and the cathedral are still the most important places in town. After that you will visit the San Isidro and Miraflores district, the residential areas. In the afternoon visit the famous Mujica Gallo Gold Museum. This private collection contains the most important pieces in gold, silver and gilded copper from a number of Peru’s different pre-Columbian cultures. Enjoy Dinner at an the Indian Restaurant. Later proceed to the airport for your overnight flight to Iguassu. Overnight on board your flight.
Day 7: Arrive at Iguassu Falls, Iguassu Falls from Brazilian Side:
On arrival transfer to the hotel. Late afternoon, depart for an interesting visit to the Brazilian side of the falls. Walking along the 1.500 mts long paths following cascades and then walking along the catwalk that leads very close to the bottom of the Devil’s Throat, you will enjoy magnificent views. There is also an elevator for those wishing to view and shoot the falls from the top. Also visit National Park. Later return to your Hotel Dinner will be served at the hotel prepared by your own SOTC chef – a taste of home cooking ! Overnight at hotel Bristol Viale Cataratas or similar in Iguassu.
Day 8: Iguassu Falls from Argentinean Side:
Today, we depart for a visit to the Argentinean part of the falls. Take a boat ride that goes almost to the foot of the falls. The impressive scenery surrounded by its wide sub-tropical vegetation, flora and fauna is certainly an unforgettable image that remains forever in one’s mind. Stop at the Visitor Center and proceed from there on the Superior Circuit, the up-river cascades, to the Inferior Circuit and the down-river falls. Take a train that leads visitors to and from the most impressive observation point of the falls -The Devil’s Throat. Return to your Hotel on Brazilian side Dinner will be served at the hotel prepared by your own SOTC chef – a taste of home cooking ! Overnight at hotel Bristol Viale Cataratas or similar in Iguassu.
Day 9: On to Rio de Janeiro, Samba Show with Dinner:
Today, checkout of the Hotel and proceed to airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro. On arrival transfer to your hotel. Later, in the evening, we take you to see a Samba Show with Dinner. Today experience the glamour and rhythm of a colorful Samba Show, at the Plataforma, where you’ll be entertained by brilliantly costumed dancers and musicians, with the option to enjoy a delicious buffet dinner. Rio means Carnival, symbolized by the exciting music, exotic costumes and rhythmic dance of the Samba, a fusion of Portuguese, native and African influences. You’ll be caught up in the excitement of this cultural journey, with a spectacular light show and a stage full of beautiful dancers. Rest of the evening is free to explore the city on your own Overnight at hotel Windsor Miramar Palace or similar in Rio de Janeiro.
Day 10: Sugar Loaf & Corcovado Mountain and the Beaches:
Today, visit the two highlights of the city – Corcovado and Sugar Loaf. Proceed to Cosme Velho Train station to board the interesting cogwheel, that will cross some part of the largest urban forest in the world – Tijuca Forest, to reach the Corcovado Mountain and visit the beautiful statue of Christ The Redeemer, blessing the city in a 360o way. After some time for photos, take the train back to the Cosme Velho station for a ride along the beaches to reach another interesting point Red Beach with the beautiful cable car station, where passengers will board to visit the two levels – Urca Hill and Sugar Loaf Mountain, where they will be able to admire Guanabara bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Descending by the cable car, group you will proceed to the downtown area for a sightseeing with its historical parts. Return to the hotel by late afternoon. Dinner will be served at the hotel prepared by your own SOTC chef – a taste of home cooking ! Overnight at hotel Windsor Miramar Palace or similar in Rio de Janeiro
Day 11: Return Home with Wonderful Memories:
Today, we drive you to the airport for our flight back home. Its time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back many happy memories of your SOTC Tour. We would like you to spare a few minutes of your time to write and tell us how you enjoyed your tour and any suggestions you may have for the future.
|Adult in Twin||Regular Price||Rs. 63500+USD 1449|
|Child no bed sharing twin room||Regular Price||Rs. 219999+ USD 1999|
|Single Supplement||USD 1199|
|Triple Room Reduction||NIL|
- Cost of your round trip economy class air transportation.
- Accommodation at the hotel mentioned or similar.
- Services of SOTC Tour Manager (provided there are over 25 adult passengers traveling on the tour) or local representatives.
- Cost of Travel Insurance valid for the duration of the tour.
- The tour price mentioned is applicable provided there are more than 25 adult passengers travelling under tour, else an FIT supplement may be applicable.
- Meals, coach tours, transfers, entrance fees, sightseeing and surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
Service does not accomodate
- Passport and service charges.
- Visas and Airport Taxes.
- Any increase in the Air Fare / Taxes charged by the Airlines on your Air Ticket (calculated at 15th Jan, 2011 rates).
- Cost of extension of the validity of your Air Ticket.
- Mandatory tipping & Porterage: An amount of US$ 2 per person per day towards tips & US$1 per piece of luggage per hotel to be paid to guide / driver / hotel porter.
- Porterage, tips, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, optional tours and also food and drinks not forming part of the group menus.
- Anything not specifically mentioned in the “What your Tour Price includes” box.
- You must be in possession of a Multiple Entry Visa for Argentina, Peru and Brazil. The cost of this visa and airport taxes is not included in your package tour price & amounts to INR 33,000 per person Ex-Mumbai. This cost does not include courier charges. The cost includes documentation, processing charges, consulate fees and our service charges.
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