Ultimate South America With Arequipa & Colca Canyon
Discover some of South America's greatest cities—Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Lima—and some of its most fascinating sites and spectacular scenery on this South America tour. You'll overnight in Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, and Colca Canyon. Guided sightseeing in each of the cities features the must-see sites. In Rio, take the cog railway to the summit of Corcovado to view the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. Your time in Buenos Aires includes a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, burial place for Eva Peron, and a Tango show. In Lima, your sightseeing focuses on the city's colonial heritage. Highlights of this South America tour include time at Iguassu Falls on both the Brazilian and Argentine sides. Experience the falls, hear the thundering roar, be amazed at the brilliant rainbows created by the clouds of spray, and stand in awe as you witness these 275 falls spanning nearly two miles! You’ll also be amazed at Machu Picchu, set in a majestic mountainside with ruins dating back to the 15th century. Glimpse the ancient history and culture as you enjoy this stunning and mystical place. Other tour highlights include a visit to the Inca ruins at Ollantaytambo and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, with stones weighing up to 350 tons. Time in Peru's Lake Titicaca, a lake of floating islands maintained over centuries by the local Indians, gives you a chance to experience the world's highest navigable lake and to learn about local practices. At Colca Canyon, an impressive geological formation more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, you’ll witness condors soaring majestically above the canyon walls, marvel at the canyon, and relax at La Calera hot springs before time in Arequipa, known as the “White City” for its buildings made of volcanic rock. This South America tour designed for the value-minded traveler is a dream vacation!
One of the greatest things about a Cosmos escorted tour is the peace of mind it provides. We take care of all the details and include transportation, hotels, professional Tour Directors, sightseeing with knowledgeable Local Guides, and even occasional meals—so you can immerse yourself fully in your travel experience! With Cosmos, you enjoy the benefits and convenience of escorted travel, ample free time to explore your destination the way you want, and longer stays in key cities so that you can ...
Jan 19, 2024 through
Nov 22, 2024
Includes Intra-vacation air transfers. Arrival and destination airfare not included - 14 departures, various dates.
|1||Rio De Janeiro, Brazil|
|2||Rio De Janeiro|
|3||Rio De Janeiro|
|4||Rio De Janeiro – Iguassu Falls|
|6||Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|9||Buenos Aires – Lima, Peru|
|11||Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley|
|13||Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu|
|14||Machu Picchu – Cusco|
|16||Cusco – Juliaca – Puno|
|17||Puno. Excursion To Lake Titicaca|
|18||Puno – Colca Canyon|
|20||Colca Canyon – Arequipa|
|22||Arequipa – Lima|