South America On A Budget

Overview

Choose this suggested itinerary or customise to create your own unique journey. Operates daily to suit your travel plans. Price based on Budget accommodation.

Representing excellent value for money, this trip provides an excellent insight into the continent. It begins in Santiago, Chile where you will spend a few days before heading to Brazil’s beautiful Rio de Janeiro. From there, visit the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls, then cross over into Argentina where you will visit the striking capital, Buenos Aires. Next, get ready for Peru. Arrive into Cusco where you will journey to the past by visiting the ancient Incan ruins of Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu. Finally, say farewell in Lima, the capital of Peru.

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TRIP CODE
MCTSSOB
DEPARTURE
Daily
DURATION
20 Days
LOCATIONS
Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Peru

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Budget Hotels
Inclusions
Airport transfers
Internal flights
Accommodation with breakfast
Tours as detailed in itinerary 
Other meals where stated 
 
EXCLUSIONS: 
Tips, personal expenses
International flights
Visas
Difficulty Rating 1 (easy)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request

Notes

This itinerary can be done in reverse. Contact us for more details.

Price Dependent upon

Season and availability

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures is passionate and dedicated to sustainbility measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

We use local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprint. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting. Our guides are all highly qualified (most with university degrees) or equip with many years of experience and are paid above the standard wage. Whether it be our knowledgeable local guides, locally produced meals or the transport on tour, we do not use imported goods when local products are available. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and give as much back as possible to the communities we work in.

We ensure that we have as little impact on the wildlife as possible and minimize disturbance. We also encourage the education and visitation of protection and conservation services, specifically associate with the area.  You will also find that we visit many national parks, heritage sites, museums and landmarks of which we encourage you to explore yet advise you to remain culturally aware and sensitive. We further encourage you to buy appropriate souvenirs and discourage the buying of anything wrongfully made or taken from the environment i.e. shells and endangered species products. Information on how you can be environmentally conscious, and travel responsibly will be made available in pre-departure information and en-route by guides and staff. 

Being environmentally accountable is a crucial part of our organisation. Chimu is currently striving towards using less paper, taking several initiatives to do so and tracking our progress along the way. Our goal: A paperless organisation. For this reason, all information given to you will be sent electronically. We encourage those who choose to travel with us to support our aspirations and actions and ask that you reconsider printing out documentation. To view these documents, you can download them to your iPad or portable computer before and during your trip.

 

For more information visit our sustainability page.

 

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Accommodation & Pricing

PRICING
STANDARD TRIP CODE PRICING FROM
Budget MCTSSOB-BUD AUD 6989


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
Budget
 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.
 
 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.
 
 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.
 
 Two Hotel Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires
Standard Room
Comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi and modern design can be enjoyed in Buenos Aires. Two Hotel has on-site gym facilities. Private parking is available for a fee. Two Hotel Buenos Aires is within easy access of taxi and bus stops. Plaza de Mayo Square is 600 m away, while The Obelisk of Buenos Aires is 950 m from the property. Rooms at Two are equipped with air conditioning and flat-screen cable TVs. They feature minimalistic-inspired design and light parquet floors. All rooms have private bathrooms and minibars.
 
 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.
 
 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 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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