Best of South America & Galapagos (Flights Included)

36 Day Small Group Tour & Cruise from Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires with Bunnik

Read 2 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Bunnik's 36 Day Best of South America & Galapagos (Flights Included). A spectacular adventure discovering the treasures of colourful South America. Visit the incredible Lost City of Machu Picchu and iconic Iguazu Falls. Explore...read more

     
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Small Group Tour & Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Buenos Aires
Small Group Tour & Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Buenos Aires
Trip Budget
Budget
Premium
20
Max Group Size
20
Cruise
Trip Style
Cruise
Small Group
Trip Style
Small Group
Wildlife
Trip Style
Wildlife
Included
Flights
Included
Countries Explored:
Chile, Galapagos, Peru, Argentina, Brazil
Trip Operated By:
Bunnik
Bunnik
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Trip Reviews:
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2 Reviews
Trip Code:
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Itinerary

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1 Depart Australia - Arrive Buenos Aires
Bienvenido a Argentina and its capital, Buenos Aires!
2 Buenos Aires
We'll discover Buenos Aires on a sightseeing tour that includes the Plaza de Mayo, Recoleta Cemetery and Caminito Street in La Boca. We'll also visit the opulent Colon Theatre. (B/D) Special Experience: Don your dancing shoes for a traditional tango lesson, then enjoy a lively welcome dinner and show.
3 Buenos Aires - Rio De Janeiro
We fly to vibrant Rio! (B)
4 Rio De Janeiro
Today we visit the icons of Rio, including Corcovado Hill, the Statue of Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain. We'll enjoy a traditional churrasco grill for dinner tonight at Fogo de Chao. (B/D)
5 Rio De Janeiro - Iguazu Falls
We fly to thundering Iguazu Falls. Straddling the border of Argentina and Brazil, Iguazu Falls is one of the world's largest and most spectacular waterfalls. (B)
6 Iguazu Falls
Today we visit the Argentinian side of the falls and travel by train to Devil's Throat, which we will stand over on a platform and sense its incredible power. (B)
7 Iguazu Falls - Lima
This morning we visit the Brazilian side of the falls, walking the canyon path. Then get up close and personal with more than 160 species of tropical birds at the Parque Das Aves before flying to Lima. (B)
8 Lima - Guayaquil
We discover the sights of Guayaquil on a city tour this afternoon, including Iguana Park, the Cathedral of Saint Peter, Malecon 2000, City Hall and the Simon Bolivar and San Martin Monuments. (B)
9 Guayaquil - Galapagos Islands
Special Experience: We fly to the amazing Galapagos Islands, one of the world's best destinations for wildlife viewing. We'll enjoy lunch at a heritage property amongst the giant tortoises once we arrive. (B/L)
10 Galapagos Islands
Today we'll visit one of the uninhabited islands to witness more amazing wildlife. Keep an eye out for penguins, dolphins and plenty of exotic fish. (B/L)
11 Galapagos Islands
We visit beautiful Tortuga Bay on a walking tour, with time to snorkel and enjoy the underwater kaleidoscope. This afternoon we board a speedboat bound for the island of San Cristóbal, home to many natural wonders. (B)
12 Galapagos Islands
We'll board a yacht for either Isla Lobos or Kicker Rock, according to the National Park schedule. Both offer amazing snorkelling opportunities. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Why not visit the islands' Interpretation Centre? It provides a wealth of information and exhibits about the Galapagos. (B/L)
13 Galapagos Islands - Lima
Today we fly to Lima via Guayaquil. (B)
14 Lima - Cusco
This morning we fly to Cusco, the former Incan capital. After lunch we'll explore Koricancha, Temple of the Sun - considered the most spectacular temple of the Incan empire. (B/L)
15 Cusco - Sacred Valley
We travel into the incredible Sacred Valley, stopping to visit the impressive ruins and lively market of Pisac. We'll also visit the town and ruins of Ollantaytambo, an impressive Incan fortress. (B)
16 Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu
Special Experience: A magical day as we travel by Vistadome train through the Sacred Valley to the legendary Lost City of the Incas - Machu Picchu. (B/D)
17 Machu Picchu - Cusco
Why not return to Machu Picchu for an optional second visit this morning? We'll return to Ollantaytambo this afternoon and stop in Chinchero for a traditional weaving demonstration on our way to Cusco. (B)
18 Cusco
Our day begins at the fascinating fortress of Sacsayhuaman before visiting the colourful San Pedro Market. Later we'll explore Cusco's San Blas neighbourhood on foot and tour the 17th century Cathedral of Santo Domingo. (B)
19 Cusco - Santiago
Today we fly to Santiago. (B)
20-33 Cruising With Holland America Line
Tour highlights of this 14-night Holland America cruise include Puerto Montt, Puerto Chacabuco, Chilean Fjords, Canal Sarmiento, Punta Arenas, Cockburn & Beagle Channels, Glacier Alley, Ushuaia, Cape Horn, Falkland Islands (weather permitting), Montevideo & Buenos Aires. (B/L)
34 Disembark Cruise: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Today we'll enjoy a group farewell lunch before we begin our journey home. (B/L)
36 Arrive Australia

Bunnik Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
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.
Experience the excitement of Rio and feel the Thunder of Iguazu Falls
  • Spend 2 nights in Rio de Janeiro staying in the heart of Copacabana Beach.
  • Tour the iconic sights of Rio including the Statue of Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Hill.
  • Enjoy a traditional Brazillian churrasco grill dinner at Fogo de Chao.
  • 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.
Guayaquil
  • Take a panoramic tour of Guayaquil including Parque de las Iguanas, Cathedral of Saint Peter, Malecon 2000, City hall and the Simon Bolivar and San Martin Monuments.
Follow in the footsteps of Darwin on the Galapagos Islands
  • Spend four magical nights discovering the wildlife of the incredible Galapagos Islands. Enjoy lunch among the giant tortoises, visit uninhabited islands and witness the unique animals and birds that call this archipelago home - blue-footed boobys, frigate birds, iguanas, sea lions and brilliant coloured crabs!
Discover the wonders of Peru
  • Take a walking tour of Koricancha, the Temple of the Sun, and enjoy the old world ambience over lunch at Casa Qorikancha restaurant, behind the Church of Santo Domingo in Cusco.
  • Travel into the magical Sacred Valley and stop in the small town of Pisac and explore the impressive ruins and lively market.
  • Visit the fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo and take a short walking tour of the village.
  • 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.
  • Explore the ancient Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman followed by a visit to the buzzing San Pedro Market, selling all things weird and wonderful.
  • Discover Cusco on a walking tour, visiting the 17th century cathedral and the beautiful San Blas neighbourhood.
Colours of Chile
  • Tour the Bodegas RE winery in the Casablanca Valley.
  • Cruise the spectacular Chilean Fjords in luxury and round Cape Horn, South America's southernmost point.
Trip Inclusions
  • Return economy class flights from Australia to South America. Taxes included
  • 9 economy-class flights within South America
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Port taxes of $580pp (subject to change)
  • Tipping Made Easy, $295pp pre-paid. On board the cruise there is a tipping surcharge to pay of approx. $14pp US per day
Accommodation & Meals
  • 16 nights in good quality hotels (3½-4½ star)
  • 1 night stay at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Eco Retreat (4½ star)
  • 2 night stay inside Iguazu Falls National Park at Belmond das Cataratas Hotel (5 star)
  • 14-night Holland America Line cruise on board MS Zaandam
  • 33 breakfasts, 18 lunches and 17 dinners, including group welcome and farewell meals
Your Tour Guides
  • English-speaking locally based tour director (based on a min. of 8 passengers) - excluding cruise
  • English-speaking locally based guides
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.
  • Except for embarkation/disembarkation days, Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included daily while cruising.
  • The cruise itinerary may change due to local conditions subject to the cruise line's discretion.
  • On the cruise breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served in the main dining room. Holland America Line has specialty restaurants that can be enjoyed for a small surcharge. Meals are included when in port, but only available on the ship. If you decide to take a day tour or leave the ship you will need to purchase your own meals.
  • Once on the cruise, there is no sightseeing included as part of your Bunnik Tour. Should you like to book sightseeing (shore excursions) from the ship, this will need to be either pre-booked via the Holland America Line website, or on board.
  • Porterage included where available
  • The following fees are not included in the tour price: Galapagos National Park Fee - $100pp USD, INGALA Galapagos Visitor Card Fee - $20pp USD

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36 Day Best of South America & Galapagos (Flights Included) reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Best tour guides we've ever had.”
- VIC, Australia Oct 2015 1 Helpful Vote

Our tour guide Pepe (Jose Valdivia) was one of the best tour guides we've ever had. His caring, cheerful and positive attitude made this tour more enjoyable.

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“An excellent way to tour South America”
- Australia Feb 2014

Touring 6-7 countries in South America over just under 6 weeks was an excellent way to do it & considering it included 15 flights as well as a 2 week cruise seeing glaciers etc it's very good value. Our tour guide, Gina, was excellent & a very caring person as well as extremely efficient & I know all people on our tour gave her 15 out of 10; she also came on the ship with us (a first for Bunnik) & continued her excellent service (I'm sure Marion Bunnik does appreciate her as she also joined us...read more

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