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Overview

On this 33-day journey you will discover the colourful streets of Valparaiso and Santiago de Chile, the majestic capital of Argentina, the spectacular Iguazu falls, all before heading to Rio de Janeiro, one of the most attractive cities in the world.  After relaxing on the carioca beaches you will then travel to Lake Titicaca in Puno and visit the famous Uros floating reed islands, followed by Cusco - the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. You will explore Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas before flying to Darwin’s Galapagos Islands and finally heading deep into the Ecuadorian Amazon. 

TRIP CODE
LATSSAI
DEPARTURE
Daily
DURATION
33 Days
LOCATIONS
Some of South America's most amazing destinations including: Santiago, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Galapagos Islands

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Standard
Inclusions

Airport transfers
Accommodation with breakfast everyday
Tours as stated on the itinerary
Domestic flights
Other meals where stated


Not included:

International flights
Community fee in Amazon lodge
Airfare tax (USD$5.10 per person approx.)

Difficulty Rating 1 (easy)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request

Notes

Estancia Susana is closed on Mondays.

Contact us for more details

Price Dependent upon

Season and availability

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.

4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.

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Find out more about sustainability in:

Argentina

Argentina

Electricity Generation Currently 41% of energy in within Argentina comes from renewable energy sources (mostly hydropower…

Brazil

Brazil

  Environmental issues in Brazil include deforestation in the Amazon Basin, illegal wildlife trade, air and…

Chile

Chile

Chile is considered to be one of the least sustainable countries in the world, indiscriminately…

Ecuador

Ecuador

  Ecuador has taken the first step towards ending the oil dependence of its Galápagos Islands,…

Peru

Peru

Electricity Generation Currently 48% of energy in within Peru come from renewable energy sources (mostly hydropower…

Accommodation & Pricing

PRICING
STANDARD TRIP CODE PRICING FROM
Budget LATSSAI-BUD USD 8070
Standard LATSSAI-STD USD 9930
Superior LATSSAI-SUP USD 12565


The below hotels are our preferred options for the respective tour standards mentioned above. Hotels can easily be changed at the customers request. We also note that in some cases our preferred hotels may be unavailable and in those circumstances we may need to provide an alternative hotel of a similar standard.

ACCOMMODATION
Standard
 Sacha Lodge - Ecuador Jungle
Standard FB Room
Sacha Lodge was carefully designed to offer comfort to the traveller yet preserve the environment and the rainforest. All of the cabins have high thatched roofs and private shaded terraces. They are constructed with traditional materials and are well concealed, nestling into the lush surroundings. Each of the 26 rooms feature a private bathroom with flushing toilet and hot shower. All cabins are screened against insects, have ceiling fans and two comfortable double beds. They are also equipped with hammocks allowing guests to relax, looking out into the jungle and watching for wildlife such as toucans, agoutis and monkeys. The lodge also features a raised lookout above the main bar and lounge, which offers a scenic view of Pilchicocha Lake and excellent opportunities for birdwatching.
 
Golondrina - 4 Days - Galapagos
Standard Cabin Room
The Golondrina is a spacious and comfortable owner-operated motor yacht that accommodates 16 passengers in cozy bunk bed cabins, all decorated and equipped to provide guests a relaxing cruise in the Galapagos Islands. Golondrina welcomes you on board and invites you to discover the pristine habitat of the unique animals and primeval flora and fauna of the Galapagos archipelago.
 
 Hotel Fuente de Piedra I - Ecuador
Standard Room
This Colonial-style hotel is a 9-minute walk from the museums at Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, 3 km from independence monuments at Plaza de la Independencia and 4 km from the Church of the Society of Jesus. Laid-back rooms have en suite bathrooms with hot and cold water, and feature free Wi-Fi, safes and TVs with cable channels. Free breakfast is provided in a casual restaurant that also serves national and international cuisine. Other amenities include a low-key bar, and 3 courtyards with gardens.
 
Casa Andina Classic Mapi - Machu Picchu
Traditional Room
Casa Andina Classic Machu Picchu is a friendly and cosy hotel in a strategic location in Aguas Calientes, the nearest access point to the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu. This hotel has 54 new and comfortable rooms in a 5-storey building, where you can relax after your visit to Machu Picchu. The traditional rooms have mountain views and the hotel offers Wi-Fi and has a restaurant with a spectacular view of the Vilcanota River.
 
 Wakapunku Boutique - Cusco
Balcony Room
Wakapunku, meaning 'Door to the Sanctuary' in Quechua, is a small 8 room boutique hotel located just two blocks from Cusco's main plaza and only a very short stroll from some of Cusco's top bars and restaurants. This colonial style hotel is a comfortable, tranquil and calm oasis in Cusco providing exceptional service. All rooms have showers and bathrooms with abundant hot water 24 hours a day. They feature comfortable beds and are also equipped with an LED TV, telephone and safety deposit box as well as an iPhone dock. Suite and Balcony Rooms are also available at an additional cost.
 
 Casa Andina Classic Puno Tikarani - Puno
Standard Room
Casa Andina Classic Puno Tikarani is a medium-sized, quiet hotel with several spacious common areas, including a living room with fireplace and a patio. The hotel is in an excellent location close to Puno's restaurant and bar scene. The rooms are spacious and feature private shower, TV and safety deposit box. The hotel also offers Wi-Fi, internet service and laundry service.
 
 Casa Andina San Antonio - Lima
Standard Room
Casa Andina San Antonio was the first hotel opened by the Casa Andina group in 2003. It is a 5-storey building located in the safe, tranquil residential neighbourhood of Miraflores, close to Larcomar. Miraflores has become the most fashionable and upmarket district of Peru's cosmopolitan capital and is renowned for its dynamic nightlife and gastronomic scene. The rooms were remodelled in 2011 and feature air-conditioning, heating, cable TV and safety deposit box. The hotel has a spacious lobby, interior patio and offers Wi-Fi, internet and laundry service.
 
 Windsor Palace - Rio de Janeiro
Standard Room
Walk the streets of Copacabana and be near one of the most famous beaches in the world while in Rio de Janeiro. Stay at the Windsor Palace Hotel where you find comfort, convenience and assistance. The hotel is the ideal accommodation for those wishing to experience the beauty of Rio de Janeiro, whether on holidays or on business trips in a pleasant, comfortable, and friendly atmosphere. With several attractions around, including beaches, bars and restaurants, shops and much more, the Windsor Palace Hotel mixes the renowned Windsor quality with all Rio can offer, which ensures a fantastic stay.
 
 Jardin del Iguazu - Iguasu
Standard Room
Jardin del Iguazu is located in the heart of Puerto Iguazu, 2kms from the Three Borders Monument and within easy access of the Iguazu Falls. The comfortable, modern rooms have large windows overlooking the inner terrace and are equipped with plasma TV's and air-conditioning. The hotel also features a garden with swimming pool and hydro-massage tub, a bar, restaurant, 24-hour front desk and Wi-Fi. Unwind on the sun loungers by the pool or maybe request a relaxing massage session.
 
 Dazzler Tower Recoleta - Buenos Aires
Standard Room
The modern 4-star Dazzler Recoleta is located in an old elite area of the city, the district of Recoleta, surrounded by quaint mansions and beautiful wide tree-lined streets with small boutique restaurants offering al fresco dining. The hotel offers a wide variety of services including 24-hour desk, Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, room service, central air-conditioning and heating, business centre, outdoor pool, solarium, sauna and gym. The rooms have double paned soundproof windows and are equipped with Wi-Fi, cable TV, telephone, electronic safe, magnetic card door lock, private bathroom, work desk and chair.
 
 Hotel Providencia - Santiago
Standard Room
With a swimming pool and convenient access to public transportation, Panamericana Hotel in Providencia is less than a 10 minute walk from Pedro de Valdivia and a subway station. The modern rooms are tastefully furnished and spacious. They include an LCD TV with cable, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi access. Panamericana offers room service until 11pm each night. Alternatively, La Terraza Restaurant serves authentic Chilean dishes
Superior
 La Selva Amazon Ecolodge - Ecuador Jungle
Family Suite FB Room
La Selva Amazon Ecolodge sits on the edge of Lake Garzacocha. The 18 spacious and airy cabanas are inspired by native bamboo designs and the food is the pride of the lodge. The cabanas have ceiling fans and bathrooms with hot showers and amenities such as hairdryers, shampoo and conditioner. Some of the cabanas also have rainforest showers, private balconies and hammocks. La Selva is home to many trails, an observation tower and a large butterfly farm. There are a number of possible excursions from the lodge with an English-speaking guide, some more physically challenging than others. La Selva runs regular jungle programs, normally 3 or 4 night programs but these can be altered on request. The itineraries includes walks and canoe rides by night, time spent at an observation tower that gives spectacular views across the rainforest canopy and extensive walking trails. From here you can also visit the Yasuni National Park with the opportunity to see a variety of birds, monkeys, insects and reptiles. Don't forget your binoculars and your camera!
 
 Galaxy Yacht - Galapagos
Twin Cabin Room
Galaxy has 9 beautiful and comfortable double cabins for 16 passengers; 3 cabins are located in the upper deck, 3 in the main deck and 3 in the lower deck. Our physical capacity is for 18 passengers being this one advantage more to offer space and facility to accommodate single passengers, tour leaders, which creates on board a very personalized service. Each cabin has private facilities: private bathrooms, cold/hot water; air conditioned, hair dryer, telephone for internal communication on board, safe box, and high speaker.
 
 Hotel Casa Aliso - Quito
Standard Room
This former private residence dating back to 1936 is now a beautiful 10 room boutique hotel offering all the style and comfort of a small luxurious home. The interiors are especially inviting with the use of colour, fresh flowers and marble throughout creating the atmosphere of a fine private residence with a homely atmosphere. The hotel is full of personality and character and defined by its unique design, decor and ambiance. Set in lush gardens, the hotel offers individually designed and decorated rooms with modern amenities such as telephones, cable TV, a safe and a fire alert system with sprinklers. The bathrooms have telephones, bathtubs with showers, bathrobes and hairdryers. All of the rooms have windows which open and there is unlimited Wi-Fi at no extra cost available throughout the hotel and the gardens.
 
 El Mapi - Machu Picchu
Superior HB Room
The recently renovated 48 room El Mapi Hotel is a modern, stylish hotel close to Aguas Calientes train station, boasting beautifully landscaped gardens featuring a hot tub where guests can relax with a drink after dinner. The hotel's design creates a smart but casual atmosphere featuring all the essential comforts. Rooms are equipped with blackout curtains, 100% cotton sheets, down duvets, hypoallergenic pillows, cotton bath robes, natural herbal toiletries, 32 inch flat screen TVs and tight-focus reading lights. The hotel also features a restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service and laundry service.
 
 Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco - Cusco
Superior Room
The Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco is a beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just 3 blocks from Cusco's Plaza de Armas, full of authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property. This large old colonial house has become one of the finest boutique hotels in the city. It features large courtyards, gourmet restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi, laundry services, massages and concierge.
 
 Casa Andina Private Collection Puno - Puno
Superior Room
Casa Andina Private Collection Puno has a spectacular location on the shores of Lake Titicaca with stunning views of the highest navigable lake in the world. Hotel facilities include a gourmet restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi and internet centre. The rooms feature private bathrooms and balconies.
 
 Hotel Estelar - Lima
Standard Room
Hotel Estelar in Lima's Miraflores district, offers 5-star accommodation, a 30-minute drive from Jorge Chavez International Airport and 20 minutes from downtown Lima. All of the spacious rooms have panoramic city and ocean views. They are fully equipped with modern facilities including LCD TVs, minibar, safe, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and marble bathrooms. On the 21st floor there is a restaurant overlooking the city and the sea. Both the restaurant and the lobby bar open daily, serving traditional and international cuisine and breakfast. Other hotel facilities include business centre, concierge and laundry service.
 
 Arena Copacabana Hotel - Rio de Janeiro
Standard No View Room
This Copacabana Beach hotel is located on the boardwalk, nestled on the beach a short distance from Edmundo Bittencourt Square, Arpoador Beach, and Rio Sul Shopping Mall. Also nearby are Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Dorival Caymmi Statue. Guests of Copacabana Arena Hotel will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as a health club and a steam room.
 
 Mercure Iguazu Hotel - Iguasu
Standard Room
Comfort and nature combine harmoniously with the environment. 100 spacious and comfortable rooms located at the heart of the Iryapu Jungle, just 20 minutes from Puerto Iguazu International Airport and close to the region's main tourist attractions.
 
 Own Grand Palermo Soho - Buenos Aires
Junior Suite Room
Located in the trendy Palermo neighbourhood, Own Grand Palermo Soho is a stylish boutique hotel offering rooms with a modern and sophisticated décor and free WiFi access. The property has a rooftop pool and spa facilities. The spacious rooms at Own Grand Palermo Soho feature air conditioning, hardwood floors and a modern style décor. All of them have minibars, flat-screen TVs and safety deposit boxes. Private bathrooms include a hairdryer and free toiletries. Guests can enjoy a meal in the hotel's exclusive restaurant or request drinks at the bar. There is also a relaxing spa and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. Other facilities offered at the property include meeting facilities, babysitting services and a tour desk. Car rentals are available upon request.
 
 Luciano K Hotel - Santiago
Superior Room
Luciano K is a boutique hotel with 38 bedrooms, a blend of period and art deco design. On the hotel's ground floor you will find the entrance hall, bar and restaurant. A roof top terrace of 300 square meters acommodates: the spa, sauna, bar, heated swimming pool; and, spectacular views over Parque Forestal and Alameda Avenue.
Budget
 Yarina Lodge - 4 Days - Ecuador Jungle
Standard FB Room
The Yarina Eco Lodge is strategically located on the Napo River in an area of forest with the highest diversity of micro-habitats in the Napo area. This means that there are more species of animals, birds, reptiles and insects than anywhere else on the Napo River or the surroundings. The Lodge is only 60 minutes by covered motorized canoe from Puerto Francisco de Orellana (EL COCA). It started 10 years ago as a program to teach the importance of conserving wildlife and our environment within the local community. Year by year the lodge has grown, changed and developed new important forms of work with the local people, along with national and international tourists. Today, the lodge is considered one of the most important and best wildlife rescue centres in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Yarina Lodge is comprised of 20 huts constructed from local materials such as bamboo and toquilla straw each with a private bathroom with 24-hour hot water. The huts are equipped with mosquito nets and there is electricity from 6pm to 10pm daily. There is a dining room in the main lodge cabin.
 
 ZZZZZZZZZZZZGuantanamera - 4 Day Cruise - Galapagos
Standard Cabin Room
This yacht features 5 double cabins with one bunk in the upper-deck, and 3 double cabins in the lower-deck, 2 of which are matrimonial. The cabins are equipped with toilet, shower and air conditioner.
 
 Hotel Fuente de Piedra I - Ecuador
Standard Room
This Colonial-style hotel is a 9-minute walk from the museums at Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, 3 km from independence monuments at Plaza de la Independencia and 4 km from the Church of the Society of Jesus. Laid-back rooms have en suite bathrooms with hot and cold water, and feature free Wi-Fi, safes and TVs with cable channels. Free breakfast is provided in a casual restaurant that also serves national and international cuisine. Other amenities include a low-key bar, and 3 courtyards with gardens.
 
 Inkarri Hostal - Cusco
Standard Room
Located in San Blas, 4 blocks from the Plaza de Armas, Inkarri is a renovated 18th century colonial house. There is an outdoor patio where Wi-Fi is free. Bright and spacious, rooms at Inkarri Hostal are decorated with wooden furnishings and open out onto balconies. They all come equipped with cable TV and private bathrooms with either bath or shower. Guests can enjoy a selection of neo-Andean dishes, with ingredients known from the Inca times combined with modern cooking techniques. A hot breakfast buffet is served daily at the in-house cafe overlooking the courtyard.
 
 Imperio Machu Picchu - Machu Picchu
Classic Room
Featuring a restaurant, Flower's House offers accommodations in Machu Picchu. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here features a safety deposit box, a private bathroom and cable TV. A daily breakfast is included. At Flower's House guests will find free shuttle service, a 24-hour front desk and a bar. The property is a 5-minute walk from the train station and a 7-minute walk from the bus station where guests can take a bus to Machu Picchu.
 
 Wakapunku Boutique - Cusco
Standard Room
Wakapunku, meaning 'Door to the Sanctuary' in Quechua, is a small 8 room boutique hotel located just two blocks from Cusco's main plaza and only a very short stroll from some of Cusco's top bars and restaurants. This colonial style hotel is a comfortable, tranquil and calm oasis in Cusco providing exceptional service. All rooms have showers and bathrooms with abundant hot water 24 hours a day. They feature comfortable beds and are also equipped with an LED TV, telephone and safety deposit box as well as an iPhone dock. Suite and Balcony Rooms are also available at an additional cost.
 
 Hotel Balsa Inn Puno - Puno
Standard Room
Conveniently located in Puno's city centre, the Hotel Balsa Inn is located very near to the Plaza de Armas and just a short stroll from the Cathedral. The rooms are comfortable and include private bathroom and internet connection and the hotel features a bar and restaurant.
 
 Hotel Buenavista - Lima
Standard Room
In the heart of Lima's Miraflores area, this hostel is close to many shops and local attractions and features an outdoor area, free Wi-Fi and full kitchen. Rooms include private bathroom and cable TV. All of the 19 rooms at Hostal Buena Vista Lima are equipped with telephone and traditional decor. Room service and 24-hour front desk are available. Guests can enjoy a varied buffet breakfast in a cosy internal patio area. Buena Vista Lima also offers a lounge with TV and DVD, tour desk and transportation services. The hotel is 3 blocks from Kennedy Park and a 30-minute drive from downtown Lima. The airport is a 45 minute drive away.
 
 Santa Clara Hotel - Rio de Janeiro
Standard Room
Hotel Santa Clara is located in Bairro Peixoto, between the hills of Morro da Saudade and Morre de Sao Joao, close to Copacabana Beach, one of the most beautiful and most famous beaches in the world. The hotel is within easy access of shops, cafes, restaurants, nightclubs and supermarkets. Rooms are equipped with a private bathroom, air-conditioning, cable TV, telephone and wooden furnishings. The hotel offers Wi-Fi, a lounge area, 24-hour front desk and restaurant with breakfast included.
 
 Hotel El Pueblito Iguazu - Iguasu
Master Room
El Pueblito Iguazu - Hotel Tematico was born with the dream of its creator and her passion about nature. The hotel is situated in one of the last portions of "Paranaense" Forest. It is eco-sustainable in all of its infrastructure, surrounded by a natural reserve by the "Los Pajaros" lake together with the theme natural park Biocentro Iguazu. Its design recreates the historical and cultural monuments of Puerto Iguazu: like the local school, National Park, customs and the police department.
 
 Merit San Telmo Hotel - Buenos Aires
Standard Room
Merit San Telmo is a 3-star hotel in Buenos Aires, located in the heart of San Telmo neighbourhood and close to the Plaza de Mayo and the Casa Rosada. This 8-storey building has been built on a structure dating back to 1940 and its architecture preserves the most significant elements of that time. The spacious rooms feature a private bathroom, flat-screen TV, safety deposit box, free Wi-Fi, minibar and hairdryer. The hotel also has a bar/lounge, business centre, 24-hour front desk and multilingual staff.
 
 Hotel Montecarlo - Santiago
Standard Room
Located in the historic Lastarria district in the heart of Santiago, Hotel Montecarlo offers modern rooms with air-conditioning and cable TV. Free private parking is possible on site. All rooms have panoramic views of the Cerro Santa Lucia Park and are equipped with a private bathroom and a safety deposit box. Free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas and there is a convenient 24-hour front desk service. Hotel Montecarlo's restaurant serves local Chilean dishes, as well as international dishes. The hotel also features a bar.

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