South American Explorer (Flights Included)

28 Day Small Group Tour from Lima to Buenos Aires with Bunnik

Read 3 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Bunnik's 28 Day South American Explorer (Flights Included). Immerse yourself in the great wonders of South America. Beginning in Peru, explore the Amazon Jungle, marvel at Machu Picchu, cruise on Lake Titicaca and visit the volcanic...read more

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Small Group Tour Starts In
Starts In
Lima
Small Group Tour Ends In
Ends In
Buenos Aires
Accomodation
Accomodation
3.5 - 4 Star
20
Max Group Size
20
Small Group
Trip Style
Small Group
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Included
Flights
Included
Countries Explored:
Peru, Brazil, Argentina
Trip Operated By:
Bunnik
Bunnik
63 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
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3 Reviews
Trip Code:
BUN18997

Itinerary

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1 Depart Australia - Arrive Lima
Bienvenido a Peru and the capital city of Lima!
2 Lima
Our sightseeing in Lima includes the Lima Cathedral, Convento de San Francisco and the famous Larco Museum, containing priceless Incan artefacts. Tonight we'll enjoy a group welcome dinner. (B/D)
3 Lima - Amazon Jungle
Adventure awaits! We fly to the Amazon Jungle. After a short cruise along the river we'll reach our jungle lodge in time for lunch. (B/L/D) Special Experience: The largest rainforest on Earth, the Amazon Jungle is an incredibly diverse ecosystem. We'll cruise along rivers, canoe across lakes and spot the myriad of native wildlife, including monkeys, giant otters and caiman!
4 Amazon Jungle
This morning we visit Tambopata Candamo National Reserve and Lake Sandoval, a beautiful palm-fringed lake home to the endangered giant river otter. Later we'll discover the canopy from some hanging bridges, before a night walk to spot the nocturnal wildlife. (B/L/D)
5 Amazon Jungle
We cruise downriver to a small community and visit a local farm, where we'll sample some typical Amazonian food. (B/L/D)
6 Amazon Jungle - Cusco
Today we fly to Cusco, the former Incan capital. This afternoon we explore Koricancha, the Temple of the Sun - considered the most spectacular of all the Incan temples. (B/D)
7 Cusco
This morning we visit the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, and discover the colours and local delicacies of the San Pedro Market. Later, we'll enjoy a short walking tour that includes the 17th century Cathedral of Santo Domingo, a fine example of colonial baroque architecture, and Barrio San Blas. (B)
8 Cusco - Sacred Valley
We travel into the incredible Sacred Valley, stopping at the Awanacancha weaving centre and farm, and to visit the impressive ruins and lively market of Pisac. (B)
9 Sacred Valley
Explore the incredible ruins of Ollantaytambo and see how the locals live on a stroll through the village. We'll also visit the salt ponds at Maras and iconic terraces of Moray. (B) Special Experience: Enjoy a traditional chicha and taste some cuy, a regional delicacy of guinea pig, at a local chicheria.
10 Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu
A magical day as we travel by Vistadome train to the legendary Lost City of the Incas - Machu Picchu! (B/D) Inca Trail: Optional Inca Trail trek available.
11 Machu Picchu - Cusco
Why not return to Machu Picchu for an optional second visit this morning? We'll then return to Cusco, stopping in Chinchero for a traditional weaving demonstration. (B)
12 Cusco
Enjoy a day at leisure in Cusco. Full of plazas, archaeological ruins and interesting craft shops, it's a great place to explore and experience on your own. (B)
13 Cusco - Lake Titicaca
Travel through the majestic High Andes Mountains as we make our way to Puno, a small city on the shores of Lake Titicaca. (B)
14 Lake Titicaca
Cruise on the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca. Split across Peru and Bolivia, we visit the Uros Islands, made from reeds, to learn how each of the local families lives on their own island and survives the harsh climate. We'll also visit beautiful Taquile Island for a delicious lunch. (B/L)
15 Lake Titicaca - Colca Valley
We venture into the incredible Colca Valley, home to the world's deepest canyon and some stunning volcanic scenery. (B/D)
16 Colca Valley - Arequipa
On our way to Arequipa, we visit the Cross of the Condor and the mountain terraces of Antahuilque. (B/L) Special Experience: The Cross of the Condor is the deepest point of the Colca Canyon. It is where the majestic Andean condor can be seen cruising over the morning thermals. Watching this amazing bird in flight is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
17 Arequipa
This morning we explore the ‘white city' of Arequipa. Highlights include the Convent of Santa Catalina, Church of La Compañía and Carmen Alto viewpoint for the best vantages of the surrounding landscape. Tonight, enjoy a special group "farewell to Peru" dinner. (B/D)
18 Arequipa - Iguazu Falls
We fly to thundering Iguazu Falls via Lima. (B)
19 Iguazu Falls
We explore the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls, and we'll really feel the power of the falls as we stand on a platform suspended over the incredible Devil's Throat! This afternoon we return to Brazil and walk the winding canyon path for panoramic views. (B)
20 Iguazu Falls - Rio de Janeiro
Get up close and personal with stunning, colourful birds this morning at the Parque das Aves. Set deep in the rainforest, it is home to more than 150 species of tropical birds, including toucans and macaws. This afternoon we fly to Rio de Janeiro. (B)
21 Rio de Janeiro
Enjoy a day at leisure before a traditional churrasco grill dinner at Fogo de Chao. (B/D)
22 Rio de Janeiro
Today we visit the icons of Rio, including Corcovado Hill, the Statue of Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain. (B)
23 Rio de Janeiro - Buenos Aires
We fly to the grand city of Buenos Aires, affectionately known as the ‘Paris of the South'. (B)
24 Buenos Aires
Our sightseeing in beautiful Buenos Aires includes the Plaza de Mayo, Recoleta Cemetery and Caminito Street in the vibrant La Boca district. (B) Special Experience: Visit the stunning Colon Theatre. The main opera house in Buenos Aires, it is ranked as the world's third-best.
25 Buenos Aires
Enjoy a day at leisure. Tonight don your dancing shoes for a tango lesson, followed by dinner and a show. (B/D)
26 Depart Buenos Aires
Today we begin our journey home. (B)
27 In Transit
28 Arrive Australia

Bunnik Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
Discover the wonders of Peru
  • Discover the sights of Lima on a city tour and visit the famous Larco Museum, containing priceless Incan artefacts.
  • Explore the Amazon Jungle from Puerto Maldonado, discovering village life, sampling local food and spotting wildlife. Visit beautiful Lake Sandoval and Tambopata Candamo National Reserve, and keep an eye out for the parrots, caiman and the endangered giant river otter.
  • Take a walking tour of Koricancha, the Temple of the Sun, and enjoy the old world ambience over dinner at Casa Qorikancha restaurant, behind the Church of Santo Domingo in Cusco.
  • Explore the San Pedro Market and the ancient Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman in Cusco.
  • Discover Cusco on a walking tour, visiting the 17th century cathedral and the beautiful San Blas neighbourhood.
  • Travel into the magical Sacred Valley and visit the village Awanacancha to see locals weaving and meet the herds of llamas, alpacas, guanacos and vicunas.
  • Stop in the small town of Pisac and explore the impressive ruins and lively market.
  • Tour the town and fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo, then visit a house for a taste of local life. 
  • Visit a local chicheria. Learn about and taste the traditional chicha and try some of the local delicacy, guinea pig.
  • Explore the patchwork of salt pans at Maras and the elliptical terraces of Moray before visiting the Seminario pottery workshop in Urubamba.
  • Travel by Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes, gateway to Machu Picchu!
  • Feel the magic of the Lost Incan City of Machu Picchu on an in-depth guided tour and enjoy some time to explore the ruins at your own pace.
  • Spend the night in a nature retreat in Aguas Calientes.
  • Travel by Vistadome train to Ollantaytambo. Continue to Cusco by road, stopping at Chinchero for a traditional weaving demonstration.
  • Marvel at the amazing scenery travelling through the High Andes Mountains from Cuzco to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
  • Cruise out to the incredible floating reed Uros Islands, made entirely out of reeds from the lake. Then visit Taquile Island and learn about the unique traditions of the islands' inhabitants.
  • Make your way into the incredible Colca Canyon (the world's deepest), via the villages of Patapampa, Chucura, Toccra, Vizcachani and Patahuasi.
  • Visit the Cross of the Condor, the canyon's deepest point, and watch the majestic Andean condors as they cruise over the morning thermals.
  • Stroll through the villages of Yanque, Alchoma, Maca and Pinoholloand and stop at the mountain terraces of Antahuilque to learn about the importance of the balconies and hanging tombs. 
  • Discover the "white city" of Arequipa and its beautiful buildings built from volcanic stone. See Santa Catalina Convent, Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Church of La Compania and Carmen Alto viewpoint.
Feel the thunder of Iguazu Falls and experience the excitement of Rio
  • Spend 2 nights at the Belmond Das Cataratas hotel inside Iguazu Falls National Park, with the amazing waterfalls right on your doorstep.
  • Visit the thunderous Iguazu Falls! Explore both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides, including the famous Devil's Throat.
  • Get up close and personal with stunning, exotic birds at the Parque Das Aves Bird Park.
  • Spend 3 nights in Rio de Janeiro staying in the heart of Copacabana Beach. 
  • Enjoy a traditional Brazillian churrasco grill dinner at Fogo de Chao.
  • Tour the iconic sights of Rio including the Statue of Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Hill.
Dance the night away in grand Buenos Aires
  • Discover the grand city of Buenos Aires on a city tour, including the colourful La Boca district, the impressive Recoleta Cemetery where Eva Peron is buried, and a visit to the stunning Colon Theatre.
  • Experience Argentina's famous Tango at a dinner show and lesson in Buenos Aires.
Trip Inclusions
  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to South America. Taxes included
  • 6 economy-class flights within South America
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $330pp pre-paid
  • Porterage included where available
Accommodation & Meals
  • 19 nights in 3½-4½ star hotels
  • 3 nights in an Amazon Jungle Lodge near Puerto Maldonado
  • 1 night stay at the 4½ star Inkaterra Machu Picchu Eco Retreat, Aguas Calientes
  • 2 night stay inside Iguazu Falls National Park at the 5 star Belmond das Cataratas Hotel
  • 25 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 10 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners
Your Tour Guides
  • English-speaking locally based tour director (based on minimum of 8 passengers)
  • English-speaking locally based guides
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.

Reviews (3)

28 Day South American Explorer (Flights Included) reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Wonderful 28 Day Bunnik tour of South America”
- NSW, Australia Oct 2018 1 Helpful Vote View Photo

It was an Incredible tour. I've travelled with Bunnik before & I've never been disappointed. We did so much & saw so much. It's pretty full on & we were tired by the end of each day but it was wonderful.

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“Stop procrastinating and go!”
- Australia May 2014 4 Helpful Votes

I booked this tour with Global Journeys, as I came across the trip on their web site. All went smoothly. The buses on tour were first class, clean and modern. Accommodation was brilliant. Machu Picchu, in particular, was beyond belief. Whilst Casa Andrina Private Collection Valle Sagrado was excellent, if there was any way of skipping it and going to Inkaterra for an extra night, it would be worth doing. Inkaterra was amazing. Or tour guide Gina really looked after us. Her knowledge was great...read more

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“Well organized with plenty of spare time in most places”
- Australia Feb 2014

South America tour was excellent. Guide was excellent and the local guides in each place were very knowledgeable and spoke very good English. Overall accommodation was of the highest standard. Tour well organized with plenty of spare time in most places. Would highly recommend Bunnik Tours to anyone and Global Journeys did an excellent job with our booking.

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