2017: Grand Tour of South America with Salvador & Peru's Amazon (ISGQ)

21 days from Salvador to Lima

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Tour Operator
Monograms
Duration
21 Days
Escorted
Escorted - No
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1SalvadorWelcome to Salvador, capital of the state of Bahia. Situated on a peninsula overlooking Todos los Santos Bay, this is thought by many to be the 'Soul of Brazil.' Here you will be met by your Local Host.
Day 2SalvadorPrivate guided SIGHTSEEING showcases the Upper City. View the district's well-preserved 17th and 18th-century buildings, representing some of the finest colonial architecture in all of the Americas and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the 17th-century Jesuit CATHEDRAL; the baroque CHURCH OF ST. FRANCIS; and the AFRO-BRAZILIAN MUSEUM, housing objects highlighting the strong African influence on the Brazilian culture. The balance of your day is free to explore. (B)
Day 3Rio de JaneiroThis morning, possibly visit the Mercado Modelo, a must for securing wonderful souvenirs and experiencing the true Bahian life. Later, transfer to the airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro, South America's capital of glamour! Your Local Host will be available with suggested activities during your free time. (B)
Day 4Rio de JaneiroToday, a private tour takes you to the Cosme Velho district, where you board a cog-wheel train that will take you through the lush tropical vegetation of Tijuca Forest to the top of CORCOVADO Mountain. This rounded peak rising 2,300 feet from the bay below is one of the new Seven Modern Wonders of the World and home to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree panorama, which affords sweeping views of the city and beaches below. The afternoon and evening are at leisure. Tonight you may opt to join an outing to a fun churrascaria for a feast of barbecued meats that are marinated and roasted over charcoal in true Brazilian style, followed by a Samba show, where the sheer vitality of this country explodes in a colorful extravaganza. (B)
Day 5Rio de JaneiroEnjoy a full day at leisure. Your Local Host will suggest an optional Jeep tour to the rainforest in the middle of the city, Tijuca National Park and its bird sanctuary. This afternoon you may elect to discover historic Petropolis, a mountain resort and site of the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II, or take an optional excursion to visit the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain. (B)
Day 6Iguassu FallsFly to IGUASSU FALLS. This masterpiece of nature encompasses 275 separate falls and spans almost two miles. This afternoon's private tour is dedicated to enjoying the spectacle of this 2-mile-wide torrential downpour from the Brazilian side. (B)
Day 7Iguassu FallsThis morning, take the ECOLOGICAL JUNGLE TRAIN and tour the Argentine side of IGUASSU FALLS with numerous walkways that wind under the crashing water. (B)
Day 8Buenos AiresFly to Buenos Aires, proud capital of the vast country that occupies most of the southern part of the continent. After arriving at your central hotel you will have time to become acquainted with the 'Paris of South America' and its wide boulevards and outdoor cafes. Enjoy an evening at leisure. (B)
Day 9Buenos AiresA private sightseeing TOUR this morning starts in the colorful La Boca district, site of the city's first port. Take a short walking tour of this unique neighborhood, then on to San Telmo, famous for its late-colonial buildings and a popular gathering spot for artists. At the Plaza de Mayo, see Casa Rosada (the President's Pink House) and the Metropolitan Cathedral, which houses San Martin's Mausoleum. Drive past the ornate Colon Opera House before reaching the CEMETERY of the Recoleta, burial site of Eva Peron. This evening, perhaps savor the city's atmosphere on an optional dinner at a local restaurant, followed by a performance of Latin America's most sensuous dance-the Tango! (B)
Day 10Buenos AiresToday is at leisure. Your Local Host will suggest an optional excursion to the Pampas. Experience Argentine country life as you visit an estancia (ranch). Get acquainted with the lifestyle of the gauchos and enjoy a barbecue lunch and the warm hospitality of your hosts before returning to the city. (B)
Day 11LimaTransfer to the airport for your flight to Lima, where you will be met by your Local Host. (B)
Day 12LimaYour included city TOUR focuses on Lima's rich colonial history as well as the modern city. Lima was the bastion of Spanish South America from its founding in 1535 until the independence of the South American republics in the early 19th century. See the Cathedral, where the remains of Francisco Pizarro are sealed in a wooden coffin and with its eerie burial crypts. (B)
Day 13CuscoFly to Cusco high in the Andes. Your guided TOUR visits the Santo Domingo MONASTERY, previously the Koricancha Temple, one of the most important temples devoted to worship of the sun. It is said it was covered in gold leaf and filled with golden representations of nature. In the Plaza de Armas, see the Cathedral before taking a short drive outside the city to the ruins of SACSAYHUAMAN with its intricate stone walls, amphitheatre of KENKO, and the Red Fortress of PUCA PUCARA. (B)
Day 14Sacred ValleyToday, a short drive into the Sacred Valley of the Incas brings you to AWANAKANCHA, where you will learn about the importance of the alpaca (llama) for Inca cultures as well as the ancient weaving techniques. Continue, to the market town of PISAC. Handmade rugs, alpaca sweaters, and jewelry can be bought here at bargain prices. At the other end of the valley is OLLANTAYTAMBO. Here, some of the finest examples of Inca masonry can be seen. (B,L)
Day 15Machu PicchuBoard a TRAIN bound for MACHU PICCHU and cut a path through the Sacred Valley to this 'Lost City of the Incas,' discovered by American explorer Hiram Bingham in 1911. On a guided TOUR, explore this intact fortress with its temple remains, holy houses, and mile-long aqueduct. For hikers, a brisk one-hour walk leads to the Sun Gate, the ancient entrance used by the Incas. (B,L,D)
Day 16CuscoA morning at leisure in Machu Picchu allows you to wake up early to see the sunrise over MACHU PICCHU. Return to Cusco, where your Local Host will recommend options for your free time. Perhaps visit the Inca Museum or wander through the artisan district of San Blas. (B)
Day 17Puerto MaldonadoFly to Puerto Maldonado, capital of Madre de Dios and the entry to Peru's Amazon Jungle. Embark on a MOTORBOAT for a journey up the Tambopata River to view turtles, caimans, monkeys, and river birdlife such as capped herons, black skimmers, and kingfishers. Arrive at your unique Amazon Jungle Lodge within the Ese-Eja native Indian community. After settling in, participate in a night WALK with your expert Naturalist to observe nocturnal wildlife. (B,L,D)
Day 18Puerto MaldonadoA BOAT TRIP and walk bring you to Tres Chimbadas Oxbow Lake to search by CANOE for resident giant river otters, the largest and most endangered of the otter species. Next, take a walk to the CANOPY TOWER to observe the forest and river and its inhabitants. This afternoon, visit a local FARM to meet local farmers and learn about the Amazon's crops. Your guide will also teach you the medicinal uses of the area's endemic plants. (B,L,D)
Day 19Puerto MaldonadoFor more insight into jungle life, visit the PARROT CLAY LICK and watch parrots and macaws perch to eat clay. Also visit a Brazil nut FARM & CAMP and learn how this nut is sustainably harvested and prepared for consumption. Later, visit a MAMMAL CLAY LICK, where peccary and other large mammals can often be found. (B,L,D)
Day 20LimaFly to Lima, where the remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)
Day 21LimaYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
10/11/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/12/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/22/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/23/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/24/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/25/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/26/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/27/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/28/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/29/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/30/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/01/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/02/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/03/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/04/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/05/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/06/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/07/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/08/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/09/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/10/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/11/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/12/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/13/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/14/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/15/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/16/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/17/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/18/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/19/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/20/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/21/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/22/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/23/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/24/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/25/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/26/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/27/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/28/2017$4,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/29/2017$4,529.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/30/2017$4,529.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/01/2017$4,529.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/02/2017$4,529.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/03/2017$4,529.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/04/2017$4,529.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/05/2017$4,529.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/06/2017$4,529.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/07/2017$4,529.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/08/2017$4,529.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/09/2017$4,529.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/10/2017$4,529.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/16/2017$4,599.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/17/2017$4,599.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
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NOTE: Due to the Carnival holiday, departures with overnights falling in Rio de Janeiro from February 24 to 28, 2017, and February 9 to 13, 2018, are on request only and will have a supplemental cost, if available.

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