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22 Day Wonders of South America

  • Experience the highlights of 5 countries
  • Visit Argentina, Peru, Chile, Brazil & Uruguay
Includes Return International Flights

Machu Picchu, Christ the Redeemer, Iguazu Falls… the unique wonders of South America are yours to discover on this 22 day journey through five sensational countries. From the exotic streets of Rio de Janeiro to the ancient Inca capital of Cusco and beyond, this is the trip you were destined to take.

Begin your cultural odyssey in beautiful Buenos Aires, the home of the tango, and discover some of its most famous sights such as Colon Theatre and Congress Square. Leave the big city behind with a visit to the UNESCO listed town of Colonia Del Sacramento, just a one hour ferry ride across the Rio de la Plata. Travel to both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of Iguazu Falls, the world’s largest waterfall system; ride the cablecar to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro on a half day city tour; take in the historic cities of Lima and Cusco on tour; visit Machu Picchu, the once-forgotten 15th century citadel hidden high in the Andes Mountains; travel through the Sacred Valley; see the sights of Santiago on tour and much more! This comprehensive tour includes return international flights, five additional flights, 19 nights quality hotel accommodation, English speaking guides and more.

Want to experience even more? Optional excursions to the magical Angra Dos Reis Islands of Brazil, the scenic Palomino Islands of Peru, and a folklore dinner and show in Cusco are also available.

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Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for Buenos Aires. Fly with LATAM Airlines, Qantas Airways or Air New Zealand (subject to availability). Upon arrival into Buenos Aires be welcomed and transferred to the hotel.

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Europlaza Hotel & Suites or similar, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Meals included: In-Flight

Today is your chance to experience the beauty and wonder of Buenos Aires! After breakfast, enjoy a three-hour bus tour of the city and its most famous neighbourhoods. See the beautiful parks and gardens of Recoleta and Palermo, the Colon Theatre, Mayo Square, The Cathedral, Mayo Avenue, Congress Square and many other buildings and palaces (entrances not included).

The tour continues with a visit to San Telmo, the residence of the aristocracy until the end of the 19th century. Afterwards you will have the opportunity to explore Caminito Street in La Boca. The tour bus will drop you in Central Buenos Aires where you may enjoy an afternoon exploring this vibrant city at leisure, or transfer to the hotel (transfer not included).

Around 8pm this evening you will be collected from the hotel and transferred to a Tanguería (Tango House) in the San Telmo neighbourhood, the birthplace of tango and one of the oldest barrios (neighbourhoods) of Buenos Aires. Arrive at a Conventillo, a historic tenement restored and now a restaurant/theatre, where La Ventana takes place. Kick off the night with a delicious three-course dinner and enjoy live tango and folk bands, a gaucho demonstration and a moving tribute to Eva Perón. After the show, you will be transferred back to the hotel around midnight.

Overnight: Europlaza Hotel & Suites or similar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today enjoy a day trip to the UNESCO listed Uruguayan town of Colonia del Sacramento. Leave Buenos Aires behind for the slower pace of life on the other side of the Rio de la Plata. After a ferry ride (approx. 1 hour), meet a local guide for a walking tour of Colonia. Pause for a meal at your choice of restaurant (not included), then spend the afternoon discovering Colonia at leisure. Return to Buenos Aires by ferry at the end of the day.

Please note: you will be required to present your passport upon arrival into Uruguay and upon return to Argentina.

Overnight: Europlaza Hotel & Suites or similar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel be transferred to the airport for the flight to Puerto Iguazu (approx. 2 hours), the small town close to the spectacular Iguazu Falls. Upon arrival be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Jardin De Iguazu or similar, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, be met by the local guide for an excursion into the Argentinian side of Iguazu National Park to spend the day exploring the falls and the surrounding rivers and jungle. The park consists of various trails that take you through the jungle onto wooden walkways built a few metres above the jungle floor and waterways. These raised platforms protect the natural habitat of the jungle wildlife and will give you some spectacular views.

Enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants in the park (not included) or bring a packed lunch with you from Puerto Iguazu to enjoy in the great outdoors. Return to Puerto Iguazu in the afternoon.

Overnight: Jardin De Iguazu or similar, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina 
Meals included: Breakfast

Following breakfast this morning you will be met at the hotel and transferred to the Brazilian side of Iguazu National Park. Enjoy a half-day guided tour of the the Iguazu River Canyon, the Salto Rivadavia, Three Musketeers and the Devil's Throat, among other iconic landmarks on this side of the park. This wonderful setting is enhanced by the almost permanent rainbows that are created by the spray from the waterfalls. Enjoy lunch at one of the park’s restaurants (not included) and then transfer onwards to the airport in Foz de Iguazu (Brazil) for your connecting flight to Rio de Janeiro (approx. 2 hours). Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Acapulco Hotel Copacabana or similar, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast you will be picked up from the hotel for a visit to downtown Rio de Janeiro. Visit the Sambadrome, Praca XV, Cinelandia, Maracana Stadium and the Metropolitan Cathedral (entrances not included). Continue to Sugarloaf Mountain, ascending by cable car to a vantage where you can enjoy amazing views including the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in the distance. Afterwards, return to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Acapulco Hotel Copacabana or similar, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy a free day to further explore this vibrant city at leisure, or alternatively take part in a day tour to the Angra Dos Reis Islands for a boat tour.

Optional Activity - Angra Dos Reis Islands Boat Tour - $120 per person
Today you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to a nearby port to begin a journey to the beautiful Angra dos Reis region (approx. 170 km). Angra dos Reis is a Brazilian municipality comprised of 365 islands surrounded by steep, forested coastline and amazing golden beaches. Embark on a boat ride (approx. 4 hours) through scenic Lagoa Azul and Praia de Araça, located on the Ilha Grande. Enjoy lunch on the boat while anchored in a picturesque bay (drinks not included). Return to port and transfer back to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Acapulco Hotel Copacabana or similar, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast you will be collected from the hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima, Peru. Please note some flights may travel via Sao Paulo. Upon arrival into Lima you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro or similar, Lima, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

Following breakfast, enjoy a city tour taking in the key sites of historic Lima. See Huaca Pucllana, Colonial buildings such as the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, and the Central Bank Museum. After the tour return to the hotel.

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro or similar, Lima, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to further explore the city of Lima, or alternatively you can take part in an optional tour to the nearby Palomino Islands (not included).

Optional Tour: Palomino Islands – $90 per person
This morning, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the Yacht Club of Callao (approx. 1 hour away). From there, set sail for the Palomino Islands, passing by San Lorenzo Island, an important part of the history of Lima. The island is only eight miles long, yet it’s the largest in Peru. Arrive at the Palomino Islands, where you’ll be surrounded by colonies of sea lions, Humboldt penguins and sea birds. Back on dry land, enjoy lunch in the fashionable Miraflores district of Lima before returning to the hotel.

Overnight: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro or similar, Lima, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be transferred from the hotel to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival at Cusco Airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel in the centre of the city. Take the remainder of the day to explore this magical city at your own pace.

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

Discover the highlights of Cusco on a half day city tour. After being picked up from the hotel this morning, the first stop will be the exquisite Koricancha (also spelled as Coricancha or Qorikancha) Temple. Continue on to the Main Cathedral (entry not included), a marvel of religious art home to approx. 300 paintings from the Cusqueña School. Afterwards, travel to the archaeological complex of Saqsayhuamán. You will see the labyrinth of Q’enqo, a religious centre dedicated to the adoration of the Earth, and Puca Pucara (reddish place) - previously used as a military control centre.

Complete the tour at Tambomachay (Temple of the Water), an Inca site which consists of a series of aqueducts, canals and waterfalls that run through the terraced rocks (entry not included). Afterwards you will be transferred back to the hotel for an evening of leisure. 

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will travel from Cusco, past Saqsaywaman over the mountains towards the Sacred Valley. Here you will descend 1500 feet to the valley floor, and find yourselves by the sacred Urubamba River and the village of Pisac (approx. 1 hour). In Pisac, enjoy a quick visit to a traditional artisan market, where you can browse and buy local souvenirs if desired. 

Afterwards, drive to the ruins of Pisac, where you can explore the extensive ruins and also enjoy stunning views of the valley. Here you will be given a guided tour of the Citadel of Pisac, in which you will see the ruins of temples, homes, altars, carvings, tunnels, caves and the famous Intihuatana, which translates to 'the hitching post of the sun'. Intihuatana, the place when the sun gets tied, is a religious construction used like a clock to measure when it was the time to celebrate winter solstice - one of the most important celebrations and rituals of the Inca Empire.

For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, please advise your guide so they can organise a time and place to collect you when returning past the market. Afterwards continue to Urubamba (approx. 1 hour), where you will make a stop for lunch (not included). A short drive onwards is the village of Ollantaytambo, surrounded by the sacred mountains. Here, you will enjoy further exposure to Incan constructions including the amazing Temple of the Sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved, stone water fountains, stairs and terraces. Admire the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress. Afterwards, return to the town of Urubamba, where you will check into the hotel.

Overnight: San Agustin Hotel or similar, Urubamba, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast this morning, transfer to Ollantaytambo train station (approx. 30 mins) and board a train bound for Aguas Calientes - a beautiful thermal town down the valley from the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Casa Andina Standard, Aguas Calientes or similar, Machu Picchu, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

After an early breakfast, a local guide will pick you up from your hotel to begin the short bus ride to the gates of Machu Picchu, where you may have the opportunity (weather permitting) to enjoy one of the most spectacular sunrises of your life. After entering the Citadel you will begin a guided walking tour (approx. 2 hours), learning about the history of the area and the ruins. Enjoy some free time afterwards to explore this once-forgotten city at leisure. This afternoon, meet your guide in Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). Be transferred to the train station and begin the journey back to Cusco via Ollantaytambo (approx. 3.5 hour train journey).

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore Cusco for one final day. An optional Folklore Show and Dinner is available in the evening (not included). 

Optional Activity: Folklore Show and Dinner – $40 per person
Tonight head to Tunupa Restaurant, located in the central Plaza de Armas of Cusco (a short walk from hotel), and enjoy a fabulous buffet dinner. There is a large selection of typical Peruvian dishes including meats, fish, vegetables and desserts. Following dinner, the traditional dance show begins. Enjoy performances of traditional, folk and classical music, hearing the sounds of Andean instruments such as Quena, charango, flute, and zampoña - a traditional panpipe. If you wish, you can also share the dance floor with the dancers.

Overnight: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar, Cusco, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast you will be collected from the hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Santiago, Chile. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Principado Express or similar, Santiago, Chile
Meals included: Breakfast

Today’s half day city tour begins with a journey towards the centre of Santiago. During the tour enjoy a panoramic view of the Barrio Bellavista, recognised for its strong bohemian style, along with a visit to the Central Market - a nineteenth century building with more than 214 shops where you can try delicious traditional dishes. The tour continues to Mapocho Station, a cultural centre reconverted in the 90s, which today is a space for the cultural diffusion of the country; and the Museum of Fine Arts (entrance fee not included), one of the main centres of dissemination of visual arts in Chile, founded in 1880, being the first of Latinoamerica. 

Afterwards enjoy a tour of the Cerro Santa Lucia, an urban park in the heart of Santiago, followed by Plaza de Armas, where you can see the Cathedral of Santiago, the town hall, the Central Post Office and the National History Museum. Enjoy a view of the former National Congress and “La Moneda”: the Palace of Government of Chile. After a scenic drive through modern Santiago to reach the Faba store, which specialises in making jewellery with the Lapis stone, which can only be found in Chile and Afghanistan. Afterwards return to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Principado Express or similar, Santiago, Chile
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure. A 6:00pm late checkout will be provided. This afternoon/evening transfer to Santiago Airport for your return flight back to Australia, departing at approximately midnight.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: some flights may arrive + 1 days later.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Visit 5 amazing countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and Uruguay
  • Tour Buenos Aires, Santiago, Lima, Cusco and more
  • Explore Buenos Aires on a locally guided tour
  • Visit the colourful San Telmo and La Boca districts
  • Take in a tango dinner and show in Buenos Aires
  • Visit Uruguay’s UNESCO listed town of Colonia
  • Enjoy a locally guided walk and time free at leisure in Colonia
  • See Iguazu Falls, the world’s largest waterfall system
  • Discover the spectacular flora and fauna of the Iguazu National Park
  • Explore the sights of Rio De Janeiro with a local guide
  • Witness the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio
  • Ride a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Rio De Janeiro
  • Discover the best of historic Lima on a guided city tour
  • See Huaca Pucllana, the Plaza Mayor and more
  • Relax or explore on a day free at leisure in Lima
  • Explore the Imperial City of Cusco on a guided tour
  • See "Koricancha" Temple, Saqsayhuamán and more
  • Journey through the stunning Sacred Valley on a guided tour
  • Visit Ollantaytambo and the historic ruins of Pisac
  • Enjoy time to explore a traditional artisan market in Pisac
  • Witness the spectacular Andes Mountains
  • Stay in Aguas Calientes hot springs town
  • Explore the historic ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in beautiful Cusco
  • Tour the Central Market, Barrio Bellavista and more in Santiago
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER
  • 3 x internal flights (economy class): Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu, Foz do Iguacu to Rio De Janeiro and Lima to Cusco
  • 2 x international flights (economy class): Rio De Janeiro, Brazil to Lima, Peru and Cusco, Peru to Santiago, Chile
  • 19 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 20 meals including a 3-course dinner and live tango show
  • English-speaking local guides 
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Return train tickets to Machu Picchu Station with Inca Rail Company or Peru Rail Company
  • Return bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • All airport transfers

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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 in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 3rd November 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $1500 applies.
 
Departure Dates 
2019
August: 29 (SOLD OUT)
September: 12, 19 (SOLD OUT)
October: 3, 10, 17, 24 (SOLD OUT)
November: 7*, 14*, 28* (SOLD OUT)
 
2020
March: 17, 19, 26
March: 5 (SOLD OUT)
April: 23, 28, 30
May: 5, 7, 12, 14, 21, 26
May: 28 (SOLD OUT)
June: 4, 18, 25*
August: 6, 20
September: 3, 10, 24* 
October: 15, 25
November: 3
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * or ^ incur a high season surcharge:
* Flight High Season Surcharge: $400 per person

 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide, *Perth
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Adelaide: $200 per person
*Perth: $350 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Latam Airlines, Qantas Airways or Air New Zealand plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive early in Buenos Aires, Argentina
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- Please note arrive early is not valid for departures between:
  • 1st July – 27th July 2019
  • 21st September - 13th October 2019
  • 25th November 2019 – 5th February 2020
  • 28th March 2020 – 27th April 2020
  • 26th June 2020 – 19th July 2020

- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Stay behind in Santiago, Chile
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- Please note stay behind is not valid for departures between:
  • 1st July 2019 – 27th July 2019
  • 21st September - 13th October 2019
  • 25th November 2019 – 5th February 2020
  • 28th March 2020 – 27th April 2020
  • 26th June 2020 – 19th July 2020

- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Stopover Packages
Not available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Not available.



Accommodation Used


3-4 Star (self-rated):

- Buenos Aires, Argentina: Europlaza Hotel & Suites, Merit San Telmo, Gran Hotel Argentino or similar

- Puerto Iguazu, Argentina: Jardin De Iguazu, Marcopolo Suites, Hotel Jasy or similar

- Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: Acapulco Hotel Copacabana, Astoria Copacabana or similar

- Lima, Peru: Casa Andina Classic Miraflores Centro, San Agustin Exclusive, Jose Antonio Hotel  or similar

- Cusco, Peru: Ramada Costa Del Sol, San Agustin Dorado or similar

- Urubamba, Peru: San Agustin Urubamba, San Agustin Recoleta, Hotel Agustos Urubamba or similar

- Aguas Calientes, Peru: Casa Andina, Inti Punku Machu Picchu or similar

- Santiago, Chile: Principado Express, Principado de Asturias or similar

Please note: Accommodation/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.

 

Extra Nights
- Buenos Aires, Argentina (Pre Tour): $135 per room including breakfast.
- Santiago, Chile (Post Tour): $190 per room including breakfast.
Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
3 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 8 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.
 
Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability. 
Please note: Triple shares may be required to share existing bedding.
 
Bedding Configuration
2 x Twin or 1 x Double/Queen (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Day 8: Rio De Janeiro Angra Dos Reis Islands Boat Tour - $120 per person
- Day 11: Palomino Islands Boat Tour – $90 per person
- Day 17: Folklore Show and Dinner – $40 per person
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.



- Visa fees and requirements (A reciprocity fee must be paid upon arrival into Chile, however a visa is not required if travelling to Brazil, Argentina or Peru on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: $5 USD - $10 USD per person per day where tour or transfer services are provided.
- Entrance to Main Cathedral (Day 13 - Cusco City Tour) - approx. $10 AUD
- Entrance to Temple of the Water (Day 13 - Cusco City Tour) - approx. $8 AUD
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
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. 
 
Tour Leader: 
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. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Buenos Aires:
Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, has a temperate climate, which is classified as a humid subtropical climate under the Köppen climate classification with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid with frequent thunderstorms while winters are cool and drier with frosts that occurs on average twice per year. Spring and fall are transition seasons characterised by changeable weather.
 
Puerto Iguazu:
Puerto Iguazú has a humid subtropical climate. Temperatures are warm in winter and hot in summer. There is no dry season and rainfall is abundant with every month receiving over 100mm of rain.
 
Rio de Janeiro:
Rio has a tropical savanna climate that closely borders a tropical monsoon climate according to the Köppen climate classification, and is often characterised by long periods of heavy rain between December and March. In inland areas of the city, temperatures above 40°C are common during the summer, though rarely for long periods, while maximum temperatures above 27°C can occur on a monthly basis.
 
Lima:
Lima is usually described as mild and warm throughout the year without noteworthy rain making Lima one of the driest capitals in the world. The average temperatures range from 18°C to 28°C.
 
Cusco:
Cusco has a subtropical highland climate due to its elevation (3500m above sea level). It is generally dry and temperate, with two defined seasons. The dry season lasts from May to August, with abundant sunshine and occasional night time freezes; July is the coldest month with an average of 9.7°C. The wet season lasts from December to March, with night frost less common; November averages 13.3°C. Although frost and hail are common, the only snowfall ever recorded was in June 1911. Temperatures usually range from 0.2°C to 20.9°C.
 
Santiago: 
Santiago has a cool semi-arid climate, with Mediterranean patterns: warm dry summers (November to March) with temperatures reaching up to 35°C on the hottest days; winters (June to August) are cool and humid, with cool to cold mornings; typical daily maximum temperatures of 14°C, and low temperatures near 0°C. The precipitation average is 312 mm.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in 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. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
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 the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
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 general level of fitness will be required. This tour will require some walking during tours and up in Machu Picchu visiting the ruins. Walking tours will be no longer than 2 hours at any one time. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
High Altitude Illness :
Altitude illness occurs when there is a lack of oxygen in the air at high altitudes. Altitude illness will affect some travellers, with no apparent regard to age, gender or physical condition. 
If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel. 
Please note: inoculations may be required to enter the country visited, along with re entry into Australia after your visit. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure.
 
GRATUITIES / TIPPING
Argentina & Brazil
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 $5 USD (approx. $6.50 AUD) per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. The recommended tip at restaurants is 10% extra of the total meal price. 
 
Peru
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services throughout the tour. The recommended tipping for the tour leader is approximately $10 USD per person per day, which will be collected on tour. Tipping for other services provided on tour such as tour guide’s on optional tours, drivers, porters etc is always a matter of personal discretion and is recommended at approximately $1-3 USD per service provided dependent on the service provided. Gratuities may be paid in local currency or US dollar equivalent where accepted. Please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and some may approach you for additional "compensation." There is no need to be intimidated by the request, nor should you feel pressured to pay more than recommended.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



Brazil


As of 17th June 2019, Australian citizens wishing to visit Brazil will no longer need to apply or pay for a visa. They will be able to stay in Brazil for 90 days from the date of first entry in the country, extendable for an equal period, provided that it does not exceed one hundred and eighty days, every twelve months, counted from the date of the first entry into the Country.

  

Argentina
A tourist visa for Argentina is no longer required if travelling on an Australian Passport. Passengers must hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with one blank visa page. More information can be found at https://visasdirect.com.au/requirements
 
Peru
A tourist visa for Peru is not required if travelling on an Australian Passport.
 
Chile 
Australian tourists entering Chile through Santiago International Airport are required to pay a “reciprocity fee” of $117 USD (subject to change) payable in cash or credit card prior to going through passport control. For current up to date info visit the Embassy of Chile website http://chile.gob.cl/australia/es/
 
Uruguay
Australian tourists are eligible to enter Uruguay without a visa for visits up to 90 days. Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) can change at short notice. Contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Uruguay for the most up-to-date information. http://protocol.dfat.gov.au/Mission/view.rails?id=213
 
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.



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Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

 

·       1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/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/accommodation/other travel provider.