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Highlights of South America

Spend 17 days exploring the very best that South America has to offer. We pack in the highlights on this journey through 5 essential South American countries.

17 Days
4 Experiences
5 Countries
6 Inclusions
2 Room options

About This Trip

The adventure of a lifetime awaits as we delve deep into the raw beauty, unbelievable history and wonderful cultures of five of the most amazing countries in South America. Discover Chile, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil on this 17-day tour where the highlights come thick and fast.  

 

Start this epic journey in Santiago, capital of Chile, exploring what makes this easy-going city work and taking a trip up one of the surrounding mountains to witness Santiago laid out before you. From here it is an immersion in Peruvian life that awaits as we fly up to Lima, exploring here before transferring to Cusco to start the Incan part of our adventure. With so many ancient sites around Cusco, you will start to get a feel for the ancient ways of the Incan people before heading up to one of the major highlights of the tour, the extraordinary Machu Picchu. After exploring this fascinating temple we will then head down to Lake Titicaca, to visit its uncanny floating islands. 

 

After a real immersion in Peru, we cross the border into the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca, visiting the extraordinary islands of the sun and moon and their unique ancient worship sites. We continue into Bolivia with a stay in La Paz, definitely a unique city. Slightly wilder than its neighbours, La Paz appears to be crazy, but is actually perfectly safe. It wears its heart on its sleeve and is a must-visit city on any tour of South America. 

 

Then from Bolivia, we fly down to arguably the most beautiful capital in South America, Buenos Aires. Wandering through crazy colourful La Boca, or watching genuine couples dance the tango on the streets of San Telmo is a beautiful experience. Nowhere you will find more interested, friendly people, living a life fueled by art and beauty.

 

From Argentina, we head to the powerful meeting point of three countries, Iguazu Falls. Bordering Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil, these mighty falls are an undeniable highlight of this trip, a place you can never forget. Then we finish off this journey with some time in the vibrant Rio de Janeiro, exploring its highlights, its people and its food.  

 

A South American adventure like no other.


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What To Expect

Trip Itinerary

Where You'll Stay
Included
3 Star Accommodation

The hotels on this tour are 3-star and 3-star plus as standard, it is however possible to upgrade to the 4-star option for that little bit of extra comfort and luxury.

 

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
Optional:$405
4 Star Accommodation

Standard hotels on this tour are mainly 3-star hotels with a few being 4-star, for that added bit of extra comfort and luxury choose this option and upgrade to mainly 4-star hotels with a few being 5-star. Go luxury all the way.

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
highlights

There is so much to see and do in South America that it is tough to choose just what to focus on, so with this tour we have taken the guesswork out of it and gone for the stone-cold highlights! 17 days of pure beauty, whether manmade or natural. We also don’t want you just to visit a city, we want to take you out to explore it, to feel like you have really been there, met its people, seen its sights and tasted its cuisine.  

 

Santiago de Chile is often overlooked, but is a beautiful city set in the most dramatic of locations and is well worth exploring. In Peru, we not only focus on the incredible wealth of Incan treasures found there, with the sacred valley, Machu Picchu and sites on Lake Titicaca, but we also delve deep into Lima, a city of sublime beauty.  La Paz is the wild-west city of this tour, crazy, but completely safe and definitely worth seeing to contrast it with the other cities you visit. Buenos Aires is refined, stately, but also entirely relaxed. As soon as you step onto its streets you feel like you have come home and as we explore you will find the hidden treasures that make it such a beautiful city.  

 

In Brazil, we focus on two main things, the power and splendour of Iguazu and the party city of Rio de Janeiro.  Iguazu is a life-changing experience. The sheer power of these incredible falls is enough to make you question your place in the world. A stunningly beautiful day that you will never forget. In Rio we combine the highlights with time to discover the Rio of your dreams, whether that is chilling on Ipanema Beach, cheering in the Maracana or learning to dance to the Samba beat. 


location

Your tour will begin in Santiago de Chile, the capital city of Chile and finish in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. You will be transported to/from both of these airports and to each point in between on your tour.


accommodation

Santiago - Fundador - 4-star 

The Fundador prides itself on having spacious and graceful bedrooms that invite you to rest and relax. White Peruvian cotton sheets, fluffy pillows and a spacious and bright bathroom make for a fantastic stay.

  • Deal occupancy - 2 people
  • Room size - 22 sqm
  • Bedding configuration - queen bed or twin
  • Max occupancy - 2 people

 

Lima - Casa Andina Miraflores - 3-star 

Your comfortable room in the Casa Andina Miraflores is guaranteed to have a nice view of the city. Your queen-size bed leaves you well rested to explore the Andean design, gym, jacuzzi or amazing Peruvian grill restaurant. 
 

  • Deal occupancy - 2 people
  • Room size - 17 sqm
  • Bedding configuration - queen bed or twin
  • Max occupancy - 2 people


Aguas Calientes - Hatun Inti - 3-star

Decorated with wooden fittings and tiled floors, rooms at Hatun Inti Classic Machupicchu have large, comfortable beds with ornamented bedsteads.

  • Deal occupancy - 2 people
  • Bedding configuration - king-size or twin
  • Max occupancy - 2 people


Cusco - Los Portales - 3-star

Rooms at LP Los Portales Hotel Cusco are elegantly decorated in pastel tones and dark green; they are fully carpeted and have flat-screens with cable TV and minibar. The hotel offers a full buffet breakfast which can be enjoyed at the checkered marble floor patio decorated with plants.  

  • Deal occupancy - 2 people
  • Room size - 14 sqm
  • Bedding configuration - king-size or twin
  • Max occupancy - 2 people


Puno - Jose Antonio - 3-star

Stylish and modern rooms greet you at the Hotel Jose Antonio in Puno. Tastefully designed ensuite rooms give you plenty of space to stretch out, take a drink by the window and relax after a hard day’s adventuring.  

  • Deal occupancy - 2 people
  • Bedding configuration - king-size or twin
  • Max occupancy - 2 people


Huatajata - Inca Utama - 4-star

The Inca Utama Hotel and Spa started as a modest project in the early ‘90s and has grown into a tourism complex highlighting the Andean cultures. There is a fully equipped spa complete with saunas, massage, hydrotherapy, mud and salt baths and other traditional natural medicine of the Andes treatments.

  • Deal occupancy - 2 people
  • Bedding configuration - king-size or twin
  • Max occupancy - 2 People


La Paz  - Hotel Presidente - 3-star

The pleasant rooms at Hotel Presidente have floodlit ceiling to floor windows and neutral yet decorative bedding. All are equipped with cable TV and free Wi-Fi. Hotel Presidente offers modern accommodation in downtown La Paz, one block from the picturesque San Francisco Church. The Oasis Club features a spa and heated pool with panoramic views.

  • Deal occupancy - 2 people
  • Room size - 20 sqm
  • Bedding configuration - king-size or twin
  • Max occupancy - 2 people


Buenos Aires - Kenton Palace - 3-star

Decorated with parquet floors and warm-coloured bedspreads, rooms at Kenton Palace are fitted with air conditioning and heating. All of them have ensuite bathrooms with lush, Argentinian toiletries.  

  • Deal occupancy - 2 people
  • Room size - 32 sqm
  • Bedding configuration - king-size or twin
  • Max occupancy - 2 people


Foz de Iguazu - Mérit Iguazú - 3-star

The Mérit sits in an enviable location in the heart of Foz. With immaculate rooms, great service and an outstanding 24hr rooftop swimming pool, this is a great place to relax and get ready for a day exploring the magnificent falls.   

  • Deal occupancy - 2 people
  • Bedding configuration - king-size or twin
  • Max occupancy - 2 people


Rio - Rio Copa - 4-star

Just 200 yards from Copacabana Beach, the Rio Copa Hotel features a fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool. The modern, fresh, soundproofed rooms equipped with air conditioning, cable TV and high-speed internet. The ensuite bathroom comes with free toiletries.

  • Deal occupancy - 2 people
  • Room size - 25 sqm
  • Bedding configuration - king-size or twin
  • Max occupancy - 2 people

facilities

Santiago - Fundador 4-star

  • Sauna
  • Gym
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • ATM
  • Laundry


Lima - Casa Andina Miraflores - 3-star

  • Spa 
  • Jacuzzi
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • ATM
  • Laundry
  • Sauna 
  • Gym


Aguas Calientes - Hatun Inti 3-star

  • Library
  • On-site coffee house
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry


Cusco - Los Portales - 3-star

  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Reception services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service additional charge
  • Laundry additional charge
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi


Puno - Jose Antonio - 3-star

  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Reception services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi


Huatajata - Inca Utama - 4-star

  • Spa 
  • Sauna
  • Mud and salt baths 
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Andean Roots Cultural Complex 


La Paz - Presidente - 3-star

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Fitness/spa 
  • Massage chair
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa Facilities
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna


Buenos Aires - Kenton Palace - 3-star

  • On-site coffee house
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Currency exchange
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa Facilities
  • Pool


Foz de Iguazu - Merit Iguazu 3-star

  • Coffee House
  • Bar
  • Snack Bar
  • Swimming pool


Rio - Copa Rio - 3-star

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Steam room
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna

important info

Exclusions

  • Return international flights
  • Visas
  • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses/transfers not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Age restrictions

  • This tour is restricted to guests aged 18 years or older

Occupancy

  • Minimum number for this trip to operate is two people
  • Double or twin share basis

Passport & visa requirements

  • All visitors require a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months beyond your return travel date is required for all passengers (including children and infants)
  • Visitors may require a visa to enter
  • It is the visitors responsibility to ensure they are holding the correct and current visa for the countries they are visiting
  • If the visitor is a non-Australian passport holder, a valid re-entry visa may be required
  • Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours and processing times

Travel insurance

  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package

Health & vaccination

  • Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective
  • We do recommend wearing mosquito repellant and sunscreens
  • It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance

Porterage

  • Porterage is available throughout the trip, although a tip is recommended

Tipping

  • Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion

Fitness requirements

  • Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility. They must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces and in some cases climb stairs

Dietary requirements

  • Any dietary requirements must be received by DealsAway at least 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to provide these details by this date may result in an inability to cater for your requirements
  • In most cases DealsAway can cater for special dietary requirements but please note that on occasion, this may not be possible due to location, lack of availability of ingredients, and other extenuating circumstances. It is always advised to carry supplies with you

Transfers

  • All transfers are included on this trip

Documentation

  • Any applicable pre trip or tour documentation will be emailed to you prior to travelling. Should you have any queries regarding this please feel free to contact us directly via email at support@dealsaway.com

DealsAway savings

  • The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

Itinerary amendments & changes

  • Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes, and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time

Availability

  • All DealsAway trips are available on a request only basis and are subject to availability. Once booked you should receive a payment confirmation and receipt via email, followed by a booking confirmation normally within 72hrs of making a booking, sometimes this can take a little longer subject to supplier delay
  • If you have not received your confirmation within 5 business days of payment confirmation please contact us immediately by email at support@dealsaway.com 
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable for the dates you have chosen we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates

Surcharges

  • Any prices quoted exclude specific costs/measures which may be introduced at a later stage as a result of Government changes due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. DealsAway will inform its guests of these changes as soon as possible, these additional charges will be passed on by DealsAway to the guest

AMENDMENTS & CHANGES

Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections may incur a fee
  • Name changes are not permitted

Date changes

  • Date changes are not permitted

Refunds

  • Please refer to our booking conditions for all information on refunds

Special requests

  • If you or any members of your travelling party have any special requests (for example a dietary requirement, specific room location etc), please let DealsAway know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to assist you with your request.

Behaviour

  • Please be aware that the booking conditions state that your holiday can be terminated, with no refund, if the behaviour of you or any members of your travelling party does not meet an acceptable standard. You will also often be required to pay for any damages you or members of your travelling party cause to accommodation, coach, train or cruise ship

Holiday Extras

  • If you wish to purchase any extras or upgrades please contact us at support@dealsaway.com for information on our optional extras

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