SOUTH AMERICA 

9 days / 8 nights

Rio De Janeiro - Iguazu Falls - Buenos Aires

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Peru Extension (5 days / 4 nights)

Cusco - Machu Picchu - Lima

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Itinerary
DAY 01 : ARRIVE IN RIO DE JANEIRO - COPACABANA BEACH (D)

Arrive in Galeão International Airport. You will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. 

Meet your tour director at 6 pm in the hotel lobby. Enjoy free time at Copacabana beach, one of Rio de Janeiro’s most iconic and visited attractions. Edged by busy kiosks and towering palm trees, Copacabana beach is a frenzy of activity: sunbathers routinely switch sides to get the perfect tan; beach vendors sell drinks, food and souvenirs; sports enthusiasts play games of football, surf, run, or slam a volleyball over the net. On weekends, the place gets packed with crowds bringing life and energy to the shoreline and the background samba beats puts a spring in everyone’s step.

Return back to the hotel to enjoy a hot and sumptuous Indian dinner prepared by our expert Indian chef. Overnight in Rio.

DAY 02 : RIO DE JANEIRO SIGHTSEEING (B, L, D)

After breakfast, go on a full day tour of Rio.

Begin with a visit to Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain), the most iconic symbol of Rio. The view from the 600-million-year-old summit is breathtaking, with the city unfolding before your eyes in all its glory. From the top, you can catch glimpses of Rio’s most iconic attractions such as the Christ the Redeemer and Copacabana and enjoy sensational panoramic views. Hop on to the cable car at the ground station in Urca and travel along a 1,400 meter route to Pão de Açúcar, with a stop at Morro da Urca, a smaller peak that nestles between the two points. The bubble-shaped car provides 360-degree views of the city through its glass walls and roof, and the ascent takes a total of six minutes, allowing plenty of time to capture some wonderful images. 

Next, visit Christ the Redeemer, which is the most sought-after and iconic attraction of Rio. Recently elected as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World (along with Machu Picchu in Peru), this giant concrete white statue of Christ with its hands spread, overlooking the mountainous landscape and beaches of Brazil exudes an aura of uniqueness that will leave you standing in front of it in awe. After a scenic drive along the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, you will arrive at the foot of the hill and get on a small train that will take you through Atlantic Forest to the top of Corcovado Mountain. 

Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

B, L, D: Breakfast, lunch and dinner is prepared by our own expert Indian Chef.

 

DAY 03 : RIO DE JANEIRO SIGHTSEEING (B, L, D)

After breakfast, explore historical Santa Teresa - a picturesque neighborhood of winding streets and old mansions that have been restored by the many artists and bohemian characters who have settled there - for the quintessential Brazilian experience. 

Walk down cobblestone streets to climb the Selarón steps. The steps were designed by Chilean artist Jorge Selarón and feature intricate, brightly colored mosaic tiles that were collected from the streets of Rio and donated by visitors from all around the world; a true celebration of global unity and Brazilian energy. 

Explore Museu da Chácara do Céu, one of Rio de Janeiro’s most comprehensive art museums. Deriving from the private art collection of the Brazilian businessman Raymundo Ottoni de de Castro Mayo, the museum features Brazilian art, European works and the Brasiliana collection, which consists of vintage Brazilian memorabilia. The museum prides itself on showing extremely private and rare pieces of art to the public, making a trip to the museum a valuable one. 

Visit Parque das Ruínas (Ruins Park), Santa Teresa’s municipal public park located in the ruins of the old mansion belonging to Laurinda Santos, a patron who would gather artists and intellectuals for social gatherings in the early 20th century. The ruins’ grounds are stunning, take a walk around the old mansion and enjoy the breathtaking views of Rio and Guanabara Bay.

Later visit Maracana Football Stadium. Stroll around the stadium, enter the locker rooms  decorated with the jerseys of famous retired players, and enjoy access to the press room. Sit on the Brazilian team bench, where players such as Vasco, Flamengo, Fluminense and Bota Fogo have sat during the game, and gaze out to the hallowed pitch, enjoying the same vantage point as the players. Walk up the entry ramp, just like Ronaldo used to in every game, and imagine the roar of a crowd around you as you step onto the field.

Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

B, L, D: Breakfast, lunch and dinner is prepared by our own expert Indian Chef.

 

DAY 04 : IGUAZU FALLS (BY FLIGHT) (B, PL, D)

After breakfast, check-out and depart for the airport for your flight to Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian side. Fly to Iguazu (IGU)
 

On arrival in Iguazu, proceed to the hotel for check-in. After lunch, visit the Three Borders Landmark - the most important attraction in the city of Foz do Iguaçu where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay all meet, and where the Parana and Iguazu rivers merge.

Explore the fascinating city of Foz do Iguaçu with the Iguazu Falls City Tour. As a busy border outpost and the main destination for visiting the Iguazu Falls, Foz do Iguaçu is a hive of activity and is considered by many to be one of the quintessential Brazilian experiences. Downtown Foz do Iguaçu is packed with attractions, including a Catholic cathedral, a magnificent mosque with two minarets and the Chen Tien Buddhist temple with more than 110 statues of the Lord Buddha – all symbols of the multicultural nature of this bustling city. 

Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

B, PL, D: Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner is prepared by our own expert Indian Chef.

DAY 05 : IGUAZU FALLS (BRAZILIAN SIDE) (B, PL, D)

After breakfast, visit Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian side. 

Iguazu Falls is in its own league as the largest waterfall system in the world with several massive waterfalls all concentrated in this one area. The Falls was created as the result of a volcanic eruption that left a large crack in the earth. Taller than Niagara Falls (and twice as wide), Iguazu consists of 275 cascading falls spread out over nearly 2 miles (3.2 km) in a horseshoe shape. In short, it’s a phenomenal natural wonder that you’ll want to see from as many angles as possible.

You will cross the border into Brazil to view the falls from both above and below to truly get a sense of the power and majesty of this natural wonder.

Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

B, PL, D: Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner is prepared by our own expert Indian Chef.

 

DAY 06 : IGUAZU FALLS (ARGENTINIAN SIDE) (B, L, D)

After breakfast, visit Iguazu Falls on the Argentinian side. 

Admire the Falls from the other side, crossing the border at the infamous Devil's Throat. Travel deep into Iguaçu National Park for the region's best, up-close views of Devil's Throat - the
highest and deepest part of the falls. Enjoy awesome views of this New Natural Seven Wonders of the World. Learn about the flora and fauna in the area.

Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

B, PL, D: Breakfast, lunch and dinner is prepared by our own expert Indian Chef.

DAY 07 : BUENOS AIRES (BY FLIGHT) – TANGO DANCE SHOW (B, D)

After breakfast, check-out and depart for the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s big, cosmopolitan capital city. Our representative will pick you up based on your flight timing and drop you off at IGR airport. Fly to Buenos Aires (AEP)

A stylish Latin America capital with European flair, Buenos Aires blends old world with new with its Belle Époque architecture, cobblestone streets lined with adorable cafés and boutiques, and neighborhoods (barrios) bursting with personality. Modeled after Paris and Madrid, the city buzzes with a passion that is entirely its own. 

On arrival in Buenos Aires' Jorge Newbery Airport, proceed to the hotel for check-in (after 3 PM). Spend the evening watching a glamorous Tango dance show. A tango show in Buenos Aires is a must-do activity just like seeing a Broadway show in New York City. The production levels are high and the show is a fun night out to enjoy Argentina’s most famous cultural export. Many of the professional performers are local legends and have participated in the Buenos Aires Tango Festival and World Cup. The show typically also includes an Andean folkloric segment in addition to tango, so it encompasses a wider overview of traditional music and dance in Argentina.

Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

B, D: Breakfast and dinner is prepared by our own expert Indian Chef.

DAY 08: BUENOS AIRES CITY TOUR – TIGRE VISIT (B, L, D)

After breakfast, tour the city of Buenos Aires. You’ll hit all the top attractions and neighborhoods, including Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, Teatro Colón, Plaza de la República, San Telmo, La Boca, and Palermo. 

Stop at the breathtaking Metropolitan Cathedral overlooking Plaza de Mayo. It’s the city’s main Catholic church and, most notably for many tourists, the home church of Pope Francis. To explore the cathedral beyond its 12 beautiful exterior Hellenic columns, head inside to see its soaring sanctuaries, arcaded aisles and Italian frescoes. The building houses the giant marble mausoleum of General José de San Martín — a hero of Argentina’s war for independence against Spain — as well as the tombs of generals Juan Gregorio de las Heras and Tomás Guido. 

Spend some quality time at Plaza de Mayo - the political, financial and administrative hub of this city. It is home to Argentina’s presidential palace, known as Casa Rosada (“pink house” in English). The plaza is also home to the Pirámide de Mayo, an iconic white obelisk built in the plaza’s center to commemorate the first anniversary of Argentina’s independence from Spain. Some examples of Buenos Aires’ beautiful architecture are near Plaza de Mayo, including City Hall and the National Bank of Argentina, so be sure to have your camera ready.

In the afternoon, take an easy half-day trip to the Tigre Delta - a riverside getaway with stilt houses, old mansions, aristocratic rowing clubs and craft shops, and the point of entry to the incredible Paraná delta with its labyrinthine network of islands and canals. Enjoy a scenic cruise around this unique suburb as you admire see its eclectic architecture and waterfront sights.

Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

B, D: Breakfast and dinner is prepared by our own expert Indian Chef.

 

DAY 09: BUENOS AIRES - DEPARTURE (B)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel (check out time is 11 am). Our representative will pick you up and drop you off at the airport for your departure back home. Breakfast is not available if you are taking an early flight.

Peru Extension: Cusco - Machu Picchu - Lima

DAY 09: CUSCO (BY FLIGHT) (B, D)

After breakfast, check-out and depart for the airport for your flight to Cusco (in Peru). Our representative will pick you up based on your flight timing and drop you off at EZE airport. Fly to Cusco (CUZ). 

On arrival in Cusco International Airport, proceed to the hotel for check-in (after 3 PM). In the evening enjoy the city at leisure on own.

Cusco, a city situated high up in the Peruvian Andes at an altitude of 3,400m, was once capital of the Inca Empire, and is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. Take time to acclimate and experience the mix of Incan and Spanish influences that define the now tourist-centric city. Plaza de Armas is the central square in the old city, with arcades, carved wooden balconies and Incan wall ruins. The baroque Santo Domingo Convent was built on top of the Incan Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha), and has archaeological remains of Inca stonework. The city is the launching point for Machu Picchu – Peru’s largest tourist attraction.

Dinner and overnight stay in Cusco.

B, D: Breakfast and dinner is prepared by our own expert Indian Chef.

 

DAY 10: MACHU PICCHU (B, PL, D)

After an early breakfast at the hotel, go on a day trip to Macchu Picchu.

Shrouded by mist and surrounded by lush vegetation and steep escarpments, the sprawling Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, in its spectacular location 2,430m above sea level, is the most famous archaeological site on the continent, a must for all visitors to Peru. Built in the 15th century, this awe-inspiring ancient city was never revealed to the conquering Spaniards and remained unknown to the outside world until 1911. 

 

Enjoy a scenic train ride, offering stunning views of the mountainous terrain, to arrive in Aguas Calientes, the small village located at the base of the site, and hop on board a bus for a short ride to this sacred citadel.

Machu Picchu was built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Its three primary structures are the Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. Though the site today remains abandoned, many believe Macchu Picchu to be a key center of spiritual energy. Following the route of the Urubamba River all the way to the cloud forest that surrounds Machu Picchu, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the high Andes throughout the course of the journey.

Return back to the hotel in Cusco for dinner and overnight stay.

B, PL, D: Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner is prepared by our own expert Indian Chef.

 

DAY 11: CUSCO SIGHTSEEING (B, L, D)

After a hearty breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Cusco. This fabulous half day tour takes you around all the most important sites of Cusco. With a visit to Cusco's Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha) and the various Inca sites found outside of the city, you get to see an incredible mixture of Inca and Spanish-style and in the case of Qoricancha, the two combined. Cusco is truly a fascinating place to visit; providing a blend of the two cultures (Inca and Spanish) the city has a look and feel about it that is completely different to the rest of Peru. 

 

Return back to the hotel in Cusco for dinner and overnight stay.

B, L, D: Breakfast, lunch and dinner is prepared by our own expert Indian Chef.

 

DAY 12: LIMA (BY FLIGHT) - SIGHTSEEING (B, L, D)

After breakfast, check-out and depart for the airport for your flight to Lima. Our representative will pick you up based on your flight timing and drop you off at Cusco airport. Fly to Lima (LIM). 

On arrival in Lima's Jorge Chávez International Airport, proceed to the hotel for check-in (after 3 PM). In the evening enjoy a tour of this quaint, beautiful town. 

Lima's long, rich history and vibrant culture provides a breadth of attractions for visitors. The city is filled with squares like Plaza de Armas that feature colonial architecture as well as pedestrian hangouts like Malecón de Miraflores. History buffs can enjoy unique attractions like the Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco and distinct museums, such as Museo Larco and Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Antropología e Historia del Peru. Admire the gorgeous coastal landscape as you drive through this city.

Return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

B, L, D: Breakfast, lunch and dinner is prepared by our own expert Indian Chef.

 

DAY 13: LIMA – DEPARTURE (B)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel (check out time is 11 am). Our representative will pick you up and drop you off at the airport for your departure back home. Breakfast is not available if you are taking an early flight.

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Includes Domestic Airfare

Domestic flights within South America are included in the tour price. Just book your international flights from/to your home airport.

Includes Indian Meals

Enjoy hot Indian breakfasts, lunches and dinners freshly prepared everyday by our very own Indian Chef traveling with your group.

Includes Indian Tour Manager

Our experienced Tour Manager speaks English, Hindi and Gujarati, and will be with your private group for the duration of the tour.

Hotels

RIO DE JANEIRO (3 nights) : South American Hotel or similar

IGUAZU FALLS (3 nights) : Hotel Continental Inn or similar

BEUNOS AIRES (2 nights) : Hotel Continental or similar

PERU EXTENSION

CUSCO (3 nights) : Hotel Sonesta or similar

LIMA (1 night) : Hotel Sonesta or similar

Tour Highlights

Copacabana Beach 

Sugarloaf Mountain

Christ the Redeemer Statue

Explore Santa Teresa - Selarón steps, Museu da Chácara do Céu, and Parque das Ruínas (Ruins Park)

Maracana Football Stadium Tour

Visit Three Borders Landmark

Iguazu Falls City Tour, including visit to the Chen Tien Buddhist temple

Visit Iguazu Falls (Brazilian side)

Visit Iguazu Falls (Argentenian side), including Devil's Throat

Tango Dance Show at Buenos Aires

Explore Buenos Aires - Metropolitan Cathedral and Plaza de Mayo

Scenic Cruise on Tigre Delta

PERU EXTENSION

Visit Machu Picchu

Cusco City Tour

Lima City Tour

What's Included

Domestic flights in South America

Hotel accommodation

Airport transfers

Daily Indian lunches and dinners as mentioned in the Itinerary

• Hot Indian food is freshly prepared daily by our own Indian Chef for vegetarian, Jain and non-veg (only chicken item for 5 dinners) lunches and dinners.

• Packed lunch on Days 4, 5 in Iguazu and on Day 10 in Cusco (optional extension). No lunch on Day 7 in Buenos Aires on day of arrival and Day 9 on departure from Buenos Aires to Cusco (if taking the optional extension)

All Transfers and Sightseeing as mentioned in the Itinerary

Services of Professional Tour Manager (speaks English, Hindi and Gujarati)

What's Not Included

International Airfare

Passport, VISA or other Consular Fees

 

Personal expenses such telephone bills, pay per view movies, laundry expenses, alcoholic beverages, Hotel incidentals

 

Any other items not mentioned in this itinerary

 

Travel and Medical Insurance

 

International Lunches

 

Porterage and Tips

Optional tours

Flight Information

International flights are not included in the tour cost. You must book your arrival and departure flights to/from South America on the airline of your choice as per the schedule provided below.

Day 01: Arrive in Rio's Galeão International Airport (GIG) before 4 PM. 

 

Day 9: Depart from Buenos Aires' Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) or Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) anytime in the morning. Hotel checkout time is 11 AM.

Domestic flights while on the tour are included in the tour cost*. See below for the domestic flight schedule:

Day 04: (Direct flight): Fly from Rio's Galeão International Airport (GIG) to Foz do Iguaçu International Airport (IGU) in the morning. Arrive into IGU before 12 PM.

Day 07: (Direct flight): Fly from Iguazu Falls Cataratas International Airport (IGR) to Buenos Aires' Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) or Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) in the morning. Arrive into AEP or EZE before 2:30 PM. 

* Airfare is subject to change based on availability

Flight Information for
Peru Extension

International flights are not included in the tour cost. You must book your return flight from Lima back to your home airport on the airline of your choice as per the schedule provided below.

Day 13: Depart from Lima International Airport (LIM) anytime in the morning. Hotel checkout time is 11 AM.

Domestic flights while on the tour are included in the tour cost*. See below for the domestic flight schedule:

Day 09: (1-stop at Lima): Take an early morning flight from Buenos Aires' EZE or AEP airport to Cusco International Airport (CUZ) in the morning. Arrive into CUZ before 12 PM.

Day 12: (Direct flight): Fly from Cusco International Airport (CUZ) to Lima International Airport (LIM) in the morning. Arrive into LIM before 12 PM.

* Airfare is subject to change based on availability

Visa Requirements

Please be advised that visa requirements are subject to change and that visa procurement is the responsibility of the traveler and not OpenWinds. Please also ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your planned date of departure from South America and that you have enough blank pages in your passport for all of the visas you require and one or two spare pages.

It is essential that you check the visa requirements of every country you will be visiting with the local embassy, consulate or a reputable visa handling company for the most up to date visa information before you travel.

Brazil Visa Requirements

USA passport holders do not require a visa for entry into Brazil for stays of up to 90 days.

Argentina Visa Requirements

USA passport holders do not require a visa but are required to pay a reciprocal fee to enter Argentina. This fee must be paid for prior to travel, it cannot be paid at the airport. Click on this link below for further details and to make payment: www.argentinareciprocityfee.org

Peru (Optional Extension only)

USA passport holders do not require a visa for entry into Peru for stays of up to 90 days.

Tour Information

• Single travelers will have to pay a $300 supplement for the 9-day tour and an additional $300 for the optional Peru extension

• Child (2 - 9 years) must share a room with adults.
• There is no charge for infants (0 - 23 months) to join the tour.

• Maximum occupancy per room is four persons (including infants). See the FAQ for information on room types and occupancy rules.

• Travelers are allowed one piece of luggage per person (big suitcase) and one carry on.

• Please note that we will make every effort for early check in for passengers coming in early but this is not guaranteed & is at the hotel’s discretion & availability. 

• Please note that guests may have to give their Credit card/cash at some of the hotels towards incidentals. No charges are levied unless the guests use some of the services other than not included in the package.

• Any special disability requirements should be made aware at the time of booking. We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of disabled travelers, but cannot be held responsible in the event we are unable to do so.

• Surcharge of $15 per person is applicable for bookings made less than 10 days prior to tour departure

• There is no refund for any missed portion of the tour.

• Please note that some of the rooms may not have coffee/tea makers. Assigning rooms is at Hotel’s discretion.

• In case the selected hotel is unavailable for booking, an alternate arrangement will be offered to the customer in a hotel of similar category
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• The routing of this Tour may be amended due to operational reasons. However, all mentioned services will remain unchanged.

• Our Chef has pre-planned menu for all days, and this cannot be changed to suit any personal preferences.

Cancellation Charges
• 20% of the tour cost if cancellation request is received more than 30 calendar days prior to departure
• 50% of the tour cost if cancellation request is received between 11 and 30 calendar days prior to departure 
• 100% of the tour cost if cancellation request is received within 11 days of departure
• All cancellations will incur an additional processing fee of $100

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