South America Circle

Overview

Start your 21-day journey around South America in Argentina's majestic capital, Buenos Aires, before flying to the spectacular Iguazu Falls. Continue your journey on to Rio de Janeiro, one of the most attractive cities in the world before flying to Peru. Spend some time in Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, before experiencing the wonders of Machu Picchu. Cap things off with an unforgettable Amazon lodge stay before ending your trip in Chile’s vibrant capital, Santiago. 

TRIP CODE
MCTSSAC
DEPARTURE
Daily
DURATION
21 Days
LOCATIONS
Argentina, Brazil, Peru

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Hotels throughout tour. Lodge in the Amazon.
Inclusions
Airport transfers
Internal flights
Accommodation with breakfast
All inclusive accommodation in the Amazon  
Tours as stated in the itinerary
Other meals where stated
 
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fee to Tambopata National Reserve (Refugio Amazonas US$13 & Tambopata Research Center US$65 approx.)
Tips, personal expenses
Alcoholic drinks
International flights
 
Difficulty Rating 2 (High altitude in some areas)
Single Surcharge

Standard category from US$ 1,550 per person

Superior category from US$2,845 per person

Notes

This tour can also be done in reverse. 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.

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…

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 MCTSSAC-BUD USD 5175
Standard MCTSSAC-STD USD 5715
Superior MCTSSAC-SUP USD 6260


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
Superior
 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.
 
 Refugio Amazonas - Puerto Maldonado
Standard FB Room
Refugio Amazonas is a charming 32 bedroom lodge, well located immediately adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve. It is located 4 hours upriver from Puerto Maldonado in the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve. Refugio Amazonas is ideal for those looking for a three night stay to experience culture and nature in the Amazon. All rooms in Refugio Amazonas have an exposed wall facing the jungle, for that true jungle experience. The rooms are built using local materials such as wood, bamboo, adobe mud and palm trees. Each bed is equipped with its own mosquito net and each room has a spacious private bathroom with hot water. Numerous kerosene lamps and candles provide the lighting. Electricity and internet access are available in the common areas of the lodge.
 
 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.
 
El Mercado Tunqui - Cusco
Superior Room
El Mercado Tunqui is a brand new chic hotel located in the heart of Cusco. Celebrated for its customer service, El Mercado Tunqui brings the magic of the mountains to the city. It is built on the site of a former market and is located just a couple of blocks from the main Plaza de Armas where you can purchase the countries most loved Peruvian products. The rooms (26 superior, 3 junior suites and 2 suites) are charming and well equipped, boasting original decor and homely comforts. Junior suites have fireplaces and stand-alone bathtubs. Main suites are ideal for small families or for those seeking extra space and feature a terrace or a private dining/living room. If you don't want to escape the warm Peruvian atmosphere you can relax in the courtyard beside the fire pit. The restaurant, La Taberna is open for lunch, dinner and drinks. You can sample fresh, locally sourced market food and it is the perfect place to try exotic foods and delicious wines. The separate breakfast room has a stand preparing fresh juices and smoothies made to order with a vast menu of breakfast foods.
 
 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 Casa Republica - Lima
Jardin Superior Room
Casa Republica is a brand new boutique hotel in the bohemian district of Barranco, Lima. A 100 year old Republican era mansion has been turned into a 22 room boutique hotel which oozes the character and charm of the era. It is located a stone's throw from many of Lima's best bars and restaurants, boasts a fantastic rooftop bar with ocean views and superb rooms with period features.
 
 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.
Standard
 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
 
 Refugio Amazonas - Puerto Maldonado
Standard FB Room
Refugio Amazonas is a charming 32 bedroom lodge, well located immediately adjacent to the Tambopata National Reserve. It is located 4 hours upriver from Puerto Maldonado in the buffer zone of the Tambopata National Reserve. Refugio Amazonas is ideal for those looking for a three night stay to experience culture and nature in the Amazon. All rooms in Refugio Amazonas have an exposed wall facing the jungle, for that true jungle experience. The rooms are built using local materials such as wood, bamboo, adobe mud and palm trees. Each bed is equipped with its own mosquito net and each room has a spacious private bathroom with hot water. Numerous kerosene lamps and candles provide the lighting. Electricity and internet access are available in the common areas of the lodge.
 
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
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.
 
 Casa Andina 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.
Budget
 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.
 
 Sandoval Lake Lodge - Puerto Maldonado
Standard FB Room
One hour from Puerto Maldonado, the comfortable Sandoval Lake Lodge has a privileged location on Lago Sandoval, a crystal-clear lake fringed with palms and teeming with aquatic birds. Sandoval Lake Lodge has clean rooms made of recycled cedar, with electricity and hot water. The lake itself is an enchanting place, especially when waters turn pink and orange with the sun's rising and setting, forming a perfect mirror for the elongated palms at the water's edge.
 
 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.
 
 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.
 
 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.

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