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30 Day Round the World
- Discover 6 countries across 3 continents
- Visit Machu Picchu & the Cinque Terre
The world is yours to enjoy on this awe-inspiring 30-day globe-trotting expedition to the plains of South Africa, through the grand capitals of Western Europe, and on to the South American cities of Buenos Aires and Lima. Get set for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
This extraordinary Round the World journey begins in South Africa with a tour of Johannesburg, taking in historic Soweto and the Apartheid Museum. Experience a thrilling wild animal safari, and stay at the African Mabula Game Lodge, overlooked by the Waterberg Mountains.
Over to Paris, the City of Romance, to experience the beauty of this iconic city. See the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Place Vendome and the Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe. After Paris, take the high-speed TGV train to the very best of the French Riviera - Cannes, Nice and Monaco, and on to Italy. The best of Western Europe is yours with tours of the Cinque Terre, Florence and Rome. See ancient living history at play in the Vatican City, and take a tour past the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and The Pantheon.
Next up is South America, and an introduction to tango in the fine city of Buenos Aires. Fly to Cusco for a fascinating look at living Inca history, with a highlight of your trip being a trek to the Grand Citadel of Machu Picchu - a truly bucket list experience. Includes Round the World flights, 25 nights accommodation including the boutique Mabula Game Lodge, 37 meals including three meals a day while on safari, transportation by private vehicles and fast train (TGV), return airport transfers and so much more.
ITINERARYShow All Info
Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or *Perth for Johannesburg, South Africa to start your bucket list Round the World journey! Fly with either Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand or South African Airways to name a few (subject to availability). Upon arrival you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel for the night. Please note: If departing from *Perth you will depart the night before (Day 0), arriving into Johannesburg in the early morning; involving airport transfers and an extra night for an early check-in.Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch, Johannesburg Meals included: In-Flight
Soweto is a cluster of townships, on the south-western flank of Johannesburg and was created in the 1930s. It is the biggest black urban settlement in Africa with a rich political history. A visit to Soweto is seamlessly combined with a stop at The Apartheid Museum for an in-depth discovery of 20th Century South Africa, at the heart of which is the apartheid story – a nation’s resistance, courage and fortitude.Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch, Johannesburg Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch
Be picked up around 11:00am and transferred for about 2.5 hours up to your safari lodge in the beautiful Mabula Private Game Reserve. The varied habitats on Mabula Game Reserve provide ideal conditions for an astounding selection of large mammals including the Elephants, Lions, Rhinos and other predators such as Hyena and Jackal, and a variety of antelope from Red Hartebeest to Eland, Gemsbok to Blesbok. That’s not to mention the elusive cheetah, cheeky honey badger and the omnipresent crèches of warthogs that flit across one’s path during your game drive at Mabula Game Lodge. Distinctly African in style, Mabula Game Lodge offers comfortable thatch-roof suites with luxury finishings.Mabula Game Lodge, Mabula Private Game Reserve Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Safari drives are offered to lodge guests twice a day – once early morning and again in time for sundowners in the late afternoon, and depending on the time of year you visit, each experience can be unique. Watch the vivid change of the seasons as the green thickets and grasslands give way to the bushveld greys and yellows of autumn. Feel the chilly winter air on your cheeks before sunrise and witness the rebirth of the bush as the first summer rains fall and with it the exciting arrival of lambing season.Mabula Game Lodge, Mabula Private Game Reserve Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
After a quick morning tea/coffee reception, you embark on an early morning game drive in search of Africa’s unique and magnificent wildlife once again. You will return to the lodge around mid-morning for breakfast and enjoy free time for the rest of the day. Just before sunset you will go on you second game drive of the day for more wildlife viewing opportunities.Mabula Game Lodge, Mabula Private Game Reserve Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
Another full day of safari game drives including early morning and sunset drives with your professional ranger. Last chance to spot some of Africa’s magnificent wildlife and get your photos to wow folks back home!Mabula Game Lodge, Mabula Private Game Reserve Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
After your morning safari and breakfast, it’s time to check out. You will be picked up around 11:00am and transferred down to Sandton City in Jo-burg where you will spend the afternoon at leisure until it’s time to continue to the airport in time for your flight to Paris, with a short stopover in Zurich.In-Flight Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight
Arrive into Paris this morning and you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure to relax or take on some sightseeing including wandering around this beautiful city.Median Porte des Versailles, Paris Meals included: None
This morning enjoy a Paris walking tour. See the iconic Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and so much more. Stroll through Place Vendome and the beautiful Champs Elysee, and on to the Arch de Triomphe before relaxing in the afternoon.Median Porte des Versailles, Paris Meals included: Breakfast
Bid Paris farewell after breakfast and head south today. Board the TGV (High Speed Train) and relax travelling through Lyon, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and onto the French Riviera. Arrive in Cannes (approx. 5 hours later) - famous for the Cannes Film Festival, this resort town is home to a level of wealth and glamour that cannot fail to impress.Ibis Cannes Plage La Bocca, Cannes Meals included: Breakfast
Today head out of Cannes and travel along the Riviera to Nice, the capital of the French Riviera a stunning seaside location, famous for its fabulous markets, enticing old town, glorious architecture and a wealth of super restaurants. Then head towards Monaco!
Home of the rich and famous, Monaco is like another world! Home to Grace Kelly, the Monaco Grand Prix, one of the most impressive harbours (purely for the size of the yachts!) Bid France farewell and cross the border into Italy. Travel through the quaint coastal villages before stopping in the famous port city of Genoa for the night.
After breakfast you will be transferred to La Spezia for a special half day excursion by boat of Cinque Terre. Cinque Terre means “five lands”, and Italy’s famous Cinque Terre are five perched seaside villages along a strung of cliffs of the Region: Manorola, Riomaggiore, Corniglia, Varnazza and Monterosso al Mare. Discover the five towns where colourful houses and vineyards cling to steep terraces, harbours are filled with fishing boats and trattorias turn out seafood specialties along with the Liguria region’s famous sauce, pesto. In the afternoon moving on, stop at Pisa and visit the Leaning Tower (outside) before continuing on to final destination, Florence. Tonight stay in beautiful Florence.Hotel ibis Firenze Nord Aeroporto, Florence Meals included: Breakfast
Relax over a coffee and breakfast before setting out for a walking tour of Florence. In the heart of Tuscany, Florence (Firenze to the locals) was the centre of medieval European trade and finance and is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. Begin the day by taking in a wonderful panoramic overview of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo, which boasts glorious vistas over the red roofs, Arno River and ancient city walls out towards the surrounding countryside. From here enjoy a walk around Florence’s many highlights, including the Ponte Vecchio over the Arno, the Piazza del Duomo and Campanile Tower.Hotel ibis Firenze Nord Aeroporto, Florence Meals included: Breakfast
Today head south through the Tuscan countryside into Rome. Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city of globally influential art, architecture and culture. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.Vintage Hotel Rome, Rome Meals included: Breakfast
Today enjoy a full day experiencing some of the richest history in the world; including the iconic St Peter’s Basilica at Vatican City. Walk through the area surrounding the ruins of the Colosseum (entrance excluded), and see The Arc of Constantine and The Pantheon (entrance excluded). Make a wish in the Trevi Fountain before a relaxing tour through the Spanish Square.Vintage Hotel Rome, Rome Meals included: Breakfast
Enjoy a last morning in Rome before bidding farewell to Europe and transfer to the airport for your next flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina! Take an overnight flight including a quick transit in Frankfurt, Germany.In-Flight Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight
Welcome to Argentina! Upon morning arrival at Buenos Aires airport you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to rest or explore this romantic city.Dazzler Maipú, Buenos Aires Meals included: None
After breakfast at your hotel discover the magic of Buenos Aires on a full day city tour. Perfect for first-time visitors, this morning city tour is a well-rounded introduction to Buenos Aires famous sights while also leaving you with some free time to explore a bit more of the city. The bus tour includes the beautiful parks and gardens of Recoleta and Palermo neighbourhoods, the Colon Theatre, Mayo Square, the cathedral, traditional Mayo Avenue, Congress Square and many other buildings and palaces. The tour continues with a visit to San Telmo, residence of the aristocracy until the end of the 19th century. After that you will have the opportunity to explore Caminito Street in La Boca. In the evening we will take you to a Tango Show in one of the most traditional Tango Venues in Buenos Aires.Dazzler Maipú, Buenos Aires Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner
This morning after breakfast take the time to wander the historic streets and enjoy some of the local food and wine at your own pace, or take the opportunity to experience an optional full day “Gaucho Ranch Experience” (not included, see important information).Dazzler Maipú, Buenos Aires Meals included: Breakfast
Today is a day at leisure - do as little or as much as you like! There is also an optional Argentine cooking class available (not included, which will give you greater understanding and appreciation for why Argentina is world famous for its cuisine and Malbec wines).Dazzler Maipú, Buenos Aires Meals included: Breakfast
This morning you will fly from Buenos Aires to Lima. Upon arrival into Lima, be met by a representative who will transfer you to your accommodation in Miraflores. Enjoy an evening walking tour of the vibrant Barranco neighbourhood.Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro, Lima Meals included: In-Flight
After breakfast, enjoy some free time to explore Miraflores. Mid morning be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Be met upon arrival at Cusco airport and taken to your hotel in the centre of the city. Take the remainder of the day to explore this beautiful city at your own pace.Sueños del Inca or Munay Wasi INN, Cusco Meals included: Breakfast
Today you will have the morning free to explore the city at you own pace. We will have a variety of recommendations for you to do on your own. Also we have gastronomic suggestions for your lunch that day. After lunch (not included) be picked up from your hotel to take a city tour including the nearby ruins of Cusco. See such sights as the Cathedral, Koricancha and Saqsayhuaman.Sueños del Inca or Munay Wasi INN, Cusco Meals included: Breakfast
Today we will depart after breakfast at the hotel, heading along the Sacred Valley towards the archaeological site of Moray. As with many Inca ruins, its exact function remains a mystery though the design of ever-wider concentric circular terraces meant each level had a different microclimate.
Continue to Maras, where the salt ponds create a dazzling scene. The thousands of small ponds give work to and help feed many local families. During Inca times, the salt deposits were an important economic centre and of great value to the imperial economy. After Maras, we will have lunch in a nearby restaurant, and then head to Ollantaytambo to visit the Inca site and the old Inca town.
Enjoy your breakfast and take it easy this morning. Mid morning drive 30 minutes to the Ollantaytambo train station where you will board the train. After an approximate 1.5-hour journey of majestic views, arrive at Aguas Calientes (Hot Springs Town) to spend the night. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo. After lunch, you will board a bus for a 25-minute ride to Machu Picchu. The ‘Lost City of the Incas’ had lain abandoned in the heavens for four centuries until American explorer Hiram Bingham reach the site in 1911. Machu Picchu is believed to have been built in the 1450s by Inca emperor Pachacuti as a holiday retreat yet within a century the city would be abandoned following the Spanish conquest. The Spaniards never found it, so it was untouched. Instead, it was slowly swallowed up by the jungle and hidden from harm. A guided tour explains the origins behind this awe-inspiring citadel and the most prominent landmarks among the 200 or so buildings such as the monumental Main Square, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Circular Towers, the Sacred Sun Dial and the Burial Grounds.El Mapi by Inkaterra, Aguas Calientes Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch
Today you will have an optional second entrance to Machu Picchu (not included), or enjoy the Spa at the hotel (not included) Or visit the natural hot springs (not included). At approximately 11am you will then be transferred to the train station and begin the journey back to Cusco via Ollantaytambo. Snacks will be available on the train but you might want to have lunch (not included) before heading off.Sueños del Inca or Munay Wasi INN, Cusco Meals included: Breakfast
After breakfast, transfer to Cusco airport in order to fly to Lima where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure or take the opportunity to join an optional city tour (not included).Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro, Lima Meals included: Breakfast
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your return flights back to Australia after this bucket list trip-of-a-lifetime. Please note: Flights departing early will be provided with a packed breakfast, which may be collected from the hotel reception the night before.In-Flight Meals included: Breakfast
*Please note some flights may arrive back +1 day due to scheduling
Tour InclusionsShow All Info
- Round the World International flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/*PER
- One-way International flight from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Lima, Peru
- Visit three amazing continents: Africa, Europe and South America
- 25 nights accommodation, including the boutique Mabula Game Lodge
- 37 meals including three meals a day while on safari
- Transportation by private vehicles
- Return airport transfers
- Airline taxes and surcharges
- Discover the best of France, Italy and Monaco
- Visit Paris, Cannes, Nice, Monaco, Cinque Terre Coast, Pisa, Florence and Rome
- See the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and more on a Paris walking tour
- Travel from Paris to the French Riviera by high speed TGV train
- See Nice, the capital of the French Riviera
- Discover glamorous Monaco, home to the Formula 1 Grand Prix
- Stay overnight in the seaside town of Cannes
- Take in the beauty of the Cinque Terre Coast on a boat excursion
- Stop for a photo at the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa
- See the Ponte Vecchio and Duomo on a walking tour of Florence
- Discover the highlights of Rome on a full day walking tour
- See the incredible Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and more
- Enjoy an orientation tour of the Vatican City, the smallest country in the world
- English-speaking Tour Leader
- Discover the highlights of Argentina and Peru
- Stay in Buenos Aires, Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes ‘hot springs town’
- Two internal flights: Lima-Cusco and Cusco-Lima
- Enjoy a full day city tour of Buenos Aires including San Telmo and the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca
- Visit Plaza de Mayo, see the Cathedral, the Colon Theatre and the green parks of Palermo and Recoleta
- Enjoy an evening dinner with tango show in Buenos Aires
- Discover Buenos Aires with an additional two full days at leisure
- Enjoy free time at leisure in Lima
- Explore the vibrant neighbourhood of Barranco
- Enjoy a city tour of Cusco including its nearby Inca ruins
- Marvel at the ruins of Machu Picchu on a guided walking tour of the Grand Citadel
- Witness the Andes Mountains on the Vistadome train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco
- Visit the Inca Ruins of Maras & Moray
- Witness the beauty of the 'Scared Valley' in Ollantaytambo
- English-speaking Tour Leader and Guides
- Experience up to seven safari game drives with a professional ranger
- Stay at the four-star Mabula Private Game Lodge, home to abundant wildlife
- Search for elephants, rhinos, lions, buffalo and leopards plus more!
- Tour historic Soweto Township in Johannesburg
- Visit the interesting Apartheid Museum
- English-speaking Tour Leader & Guides
Important infoShow Less Info
After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant (unless otherwise stated).
Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 12th October 2019.
Travel offer is valid for one person based on twin share.
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $2500 applies.
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or *Perth
*Perth: $300 per person.
Please note: If departing from *Perth you will depart the night before (Day 0), arriving into Johannesburg in the early morning; involving airport transfers and an extra nights accommodation for an early check-in.
Full Service Airline(s) Used
Lufthansa, Swiss Airways, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand, South African Airways, LATAM Airline, Avianca, Taca Airlines, Aerolineas Argentinas, plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).
Arrive early OR Stay Behind
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): Buy now for $7399 per person.
- Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
4 Star (self-rated)
- Johannesburg (South Africa): Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch
- Mabula Private Game Reserve (South Africa): Mabula Game Lodge
3-4 Star (self-rated)
- Paris (France): Median Porte des Versailles
- Cannes (France): Ibis Cannes Plage La Bocca
- Genoa (Italy): Best Western Hotel Metropoli
- Florence (Italy): Hotel ibis Firenze Nord Aeroporto
- Rome (Italy): Vintage Hotel Rome
4 Star (self-rated)
- Buenos Aires (Argentina): Dazzler Maipú
- Lima, Miraflores (Peru): Casa Andina Classic Centro
- Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu (Peru): El Mapi by Inkaterra
- Cusco (Peru): Sueños del Inca or Munay Wasi INN
- Sacred Valley, Urubamba (Peru): Augusto ́s Hotel
Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.
Maximum Room Capacity
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
Double or Twin Bedding (subject to availability).
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 26 per vehicle.
Optional Tours / Activities
** Gaucho Party at Santa Susana: Approx. $200 USD per person
- Gaucho Ranch Experience: The ‘fiesta gaucha’ (gaucho party) is a full-day tour from Buenos Aires to Estancia Santa Susana, a traditional ranch in the Argentina countryside. Includes return transfers, Argentine BBQ lunch, Beer or wine / soft drinks/ water.
** Argentine Cooking Class Buenos Aires: Approx. $150 per person (No transfer included)
Lima (Day 27)
* Museo Larco: $55 USD per person
- Head to the traditional district of Pueblo Libre to visit the Larco museum. The museum was founded by Rafael Larco Hoyle in 1926 and is located in the interior of a vice royal-era mansion built on top of a pre-Columbian pyramid in the VII century. One can find the most complete collection of pre-Hispanic pieces of gold and silver, as well as erotic art. It houses over 45 thousand archaeological objects, silent witnesses to three thousand years of Peruvian history.
* Culinary Experience - $110 USD per person
- Visit a local market with a Peruvian chef, and see the variety of fruits, vegetables and seafood that have made our gastronomy famous. Then experience a cooking demo, and have lunch while you discover the secrets of Peruvians cuisine. After lunch you will be dropped off at your
* Lima City Tour - $50 USD per person
- This is a classic urban adventure through the streets of Colonial Downtown Lima. Part of Peru's great history can be revealed in the architecture of the biggest colonial centre in South America.
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified.
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- please note the tour pricing may change for 2019 dates
- Visa fees and requirements (A visa for South Africa, Europe or South America is not required if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Recommended gratuities/tipping based on per person/day payable on tour in the currency specified
* South Africa: 50 South African Rand
* Europe: 5 Euro
* Argentina: 60 Argentine Peso
* Peru: 10 Peruvian Sol
- City Taxes in Europe based on per person/night payable on tour in the currency specified
* Genoa: approx. €2
* Florence: approx. €4.50
* Rome: approx. €6
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
Johannesburg, South Africa:
May, is the final month of autumn, the low and high temperature averages range between 6°C - 20°C.
Winter comes to Johannesburg in June bringing with it an average high temperature 18°C. July is the coldest and driest month of the year in Johannesburg with a peak low temperature average of 3°C.
In August, the temperatures begin to increase again as winter comes to an end. The average high temperature increases by 5 degrees to 21°C.
The beautiful spring season comes to Johannesburg in September. This month sees a quick increase in average high temperatures to 25°C alongside the average low temperature which rises to 9°C.
October brings about 3 inches (79 mm) of rainfall to Johannesburg. The low temperature average and high temperature average both see increases to 52°F (11°C) and 78°F (26°C) respectively.
The weather in Paris, France improves dramatically in May, when the summer season is just around the corner. At this time of year, the average temperature for the city increases from 12.5°C on May 1st all the way up to 16°C by May 31st.
June is a fantastic time to visit Paris, France, when the weather is mostly warm, dry and sunny. The average temperature at this time of year rises up from 16°C on June 1st up to 18.5°C by the end of June.
July is one of the best months of the year to visit Paris, France, when the weather is mostly dry, sunny and warm. The average temperature for this time of year starts off at 18.5°C and very gradually increases until it reaches 20°C by the end of July.
August is a very popular month to visit Paris, France, when summer sunshine and mild temperatures are the norm. At this time of the year, the average temperature begins at around 20°C at the start of the month and drops down to 18°C in the final few days.
The weather begins to cool down in Paris, France in September, when the autumn season is just around the corner. The average temperature for this month starts off at 17.5°C and drops down to 14.5°C the end of the month.
October is a very cool time of year to visit Paris, France, when the weather can be cold and wet. At this time of year, the average temperature starts off at14° and drops down to 9.5°C by the end of the month.
May through to June are beautiful months, with plenty of sunshine and long days. The weather in Rome will be in the comfortable 20-30 °C during the day, and 70’s 15-20 °C at night. Partly because of the beautiful weather, and partly because these are vacation months for many people, spring is high season in Rome and other Italian art cities.
Mid July – August are hot, with temperatures in the 30-40 °C during the day, and 720-30 °C at night. It can be very humid and you will need to rest and/or stay indoors between 1 and 4pm. Because of the heat, and because Italians tend to leave the capital during these months, this is mid-season in Rome and other Italian art cities, but high season at any Italian coastal cities or islands.
September – October are the busiest months of year in Italy’s art cities. The weather in Rome Italy in the fall is beautiful, in the 15-20 °C during the day, and 10-18 °C at night.
Cusco´s dry season is from May to October.
The weather during this time is predominantly dry especially during June, July and August.
The dry season is widely considered the best time to travel, but it is also one of the busiest times to travel.
Spring-like during the day all year round, but with cold nights in the winter period from May to August, when the minimum temperatures are near freezing 0 °C ;During the day, the temperatures are uniform throughout the year, and reach 20/22 °C.
May Average temperatures: 16 - 21 degrees Celsius.
June - October Average temperatures: 15 - 18 degrees Celsius.
Lima tends to be rather humid and warm all year long.
From May – September Lima is shrouded in a dense fog called La Garua; a thick layer of low-hanging clouds paired with low temperatures and gloomy drizzle.
At this time of year Lima is hot and humid while further along the coast it’s warm and sunny and the temperature of the ocean is great for swimming.
You'll likely find misty fog and light rain through the city's winter months, but this also means you can expect discounts on lodging as tourist demand is lower. This is also a good time to experience local festivals and celebrations, such as Peruvian Independence Day.
Buenos Aires, Argentina:
The weather in Buenos Aires is ideal in fall (Mar-May) and spring (Sept-Nov).
The best travel deals are between April and June. June to August are the winter months in Buenos Aires.
Winters are cold with mild temperatures during the day and cold nights.Highs during the season average 16.3 °C while lows average 8.1 °C; Lows rarely drop below 0 °C
The most beautiful time to visit, however, is in October and November when the jacaranda trees are in bloom.
Spring in Buenos Aires are typically mild during the day with cool to cold nights. The average high is 22.5 °C while the average low is 13.2 °C.
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group.
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined.
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured.
Some meals are included on the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. You can also enquire about any allergies and food and if necessary advise meals to be to be prepared with any medication you require.
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of their luggage from the coach.
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is as follows per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour.
- South Africa: 50 South African Rand
- Europe: 5 Euro
- Argentina: 60 Argentine Peso
- Peru: 10 Peruvian Sol
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile.
Please note: a reasonable level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
A Tourist visa is not required for stays in South Africa for up to 90 days; if travelling with a machine readable Australian Passport. Please note: Yellow Fever Vaccination: Effective 1st October 2011, all travellers to South Africa (even in airport transit) who have been in countries where Yellow Fever is endemic, are required to provide proof of Yellow Fever vaccination (issued at least 10 days before arrival). Passengers without an international Yellow Fever certificate will be refused entry. Yellow Fever certificates are required if the journey starts or entails passing through the Yellow Fever belt of Africa or South America.
A Tourist visa is not required for an accumulative total stay of 90 days per 180 calendar days if travelling on an Australian Passport.
A Tourist visa is not required for stays in Peru for up to 183 days; if travelling on an Australian Passport.
A Tourist visa is not required for stays of up to 90 days in Argentina if travelling on an Australian Passport.
Please note: Australian citizens travelling to Argentina from the 1st of July 2017 onwards will not be required to pay the current reciprocity fee of $100 USD to enter the country. Australian tourists may be eligible to enter Argentina from this date onwards without a visa for visits up to 90 days. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Argentina for the most up-to-date information.
Please Note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.
We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
· 1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· 2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
· Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider.
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/ cruise company/ other travel provider will apply.