Enchanting South America

Overview

Join us on this wonderful journey exploring South America's most incredible destinations. Marvel at Machu Picchu and the mighty Iguazu Falls, experience the cosmopolitan cities of Buenos Aires and Santiago, the beaches and vibrancy of Rio de Janeiro and sample some of the region's most amazing food in Peru.

 

This small group tour of just 20 is perfect for those looking to travel with a group of like-minded individuals. We have left no stone unturned in giving you the best value group travel trip in the market. This tour is accompanied at all times by a Chimu Adventures escort. 

TRIP CODE
LATSESA
DEPARTURE
07-May-2017 , 02-Jul-2017 , 03-Sep-2017 , 12-Nov-2017 , 31-Jan-2018 , 18-Apr-2018
DURATION
23 Days
LOCATIONS
South America: Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro, Lima, Puno, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Amazon, Santiago.

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Standard
Inclusions

•         Return international flights from Australia, New Zealand or London to South America
•         Internal flights within South America as per itinerary
•         Fully escorted tour for groups with more than 9 participants, for smaller groups the tour will be locally guided.
•         Airport transfers
•         22 nights twin-share’ accommodation with private en-suite facilities (19 nights hotel, 3 nights Amazon Lodge)
•         Breakfast daily and some other meals included.
•         Tours as stated in the itinerary with local English speaking guides.

Difficulty Rating 1 (easy)
Single Surcharge

25% surcharge for single room.
Single surcharges can be avoided if you are willing to share a room with another passenger of the same sex and if can find another single passenger to pair you with.

Notes

35% deposit required. 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
Standard LATSESA-STD USD 9335


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
 Hotel Ismael 312 - Santiago
Park View Room
Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, and a terrace, Hotel Ismael 312 offers rooms with free WiFi and cable TV in Santiago. Decorated with stylish furnishing, rooms at Hotel Ismael 312 are fitted with air conditioning. All of them have private bathrooms and minibars. Guests at this design hotel are provided luggage storage, concierge services, car rental services and tourism information to explore the area. Laundry and dry cleaning services can also be arranged. Massage sessions can be booked for an extra fee.
 
 Hotel Casa Republica - Lima
Republica Standard 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.
 
 Refugio Amazonas - Standard 3 Nights - Puerto Maldonado
Full Board Room
Refugio Amazonas is a charming 32 bedroom lodge, well placed 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 outing to experience culture and nature in the Amazon. Please note that all rooms in Refugio Amazonas have an exposed wall facing the jungle, for that true jungle experience.
 
 La Hacienda Sacred Valley - Cusco
Standard Room
Located at the Yanahuara stop, the hotel is the perfect mix of elegant atmosphere with the magic and relaxation that is sought after in the Sacred Valley. The services and facilities at the hotel include: in-room heating with personal controls, Internet Wi Fi, Satellite TV, telephone (local, national and international calls), digital safety box, large bathrooms and hair dryers.
 
 Casa Andina Cusco Catedral - Cusco
Standard Room
The hotel is located about as close as you can get to Cusco’s Cathedral and beautiful Plaza de Armas without actually being on the busy square. Intimately identified with the Cusco's illustrious history, the hotel occupies a colonial building with iconic green balconies and red tiles, and features an exposed Inca stone wall in the hotel lobby. Several rooms have coveted views of the Plaza de Armas and Compania de Jesus church.
 
 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 Classic Miraflores Centro - Lima
Standard Room
Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro's rooms spacious and tastefully decorated with pine furnishings and a work desk. They also have air conditioning Wi-Fi and cable TV. This contemporary hotel is located in the heart of Miraflores. The front desk at Classic Miraflores Centro is open 24 hours a day. Guests can also make use of the hotel's laundry services. Lima’s famous handicrafts markets and many nice restaurants are just steps from the hotel. It is a short taxi ride to Lima's major museums, shopping mall and Lima International Airport.
 
 Windsor Leme Hotel Rio - Rio de Janeiro
Superior Room
The grand Windsor Leme Hotel is a towering 17-story building in Rio de Janeiro located at the north end of the world-famous Copacabana Beach, adjacent to Sugar Loaf Mountain and Leme Palace, and just miles from the glorious Impanema Beach. The surrounding upper-middle-class neighborhood of Leme gets its name from a rock formation that exhibits characteristics of a ship’s rudder.
 
 Saint George Hotel - Iguasu
Standard Room
Located in the heart of Puerto Iguazu 17 km away from the most beautiful nature setting: the Iguazu Falls, 19 km away from the Iguazu Falls International Airport (Argentina), and minutes away from the Tancredo Neves International Bridge - Hotel Saint George offers a warm and unforgettable stay.
 
 Amerian Buenos Aires Park Hotel - Buenos Aires
Standard Room
Amerian Hotel Buenos Aires, 4 star superior category, its located in the heart of Buenos Aires city, only 200 meters from Florida Street and 400 meters from Puerto Madero neighborhood. Amerian Buenos Aires Park Hotel has 152 rooms, salons for events and conventions and offers all the services and comfort oriented to satisfy guests in their business or leisure trips. Amerian Buenos Aires Park Hotel has a table in its breakfast buffet with food suitable for celiacs.

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