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21 Day Ultimate South America

  • Visit 4 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Peru & Chile
  • Discover Machu Picchu, Rio de Janeiro & more
Includes Return International Flights

The serenity of Machu Picchu, the grandeur of Christ the Redeemer, the awe-inspiring power of Iguazu Falls… the diverse wonders of South America are yours to discover on this 21 day journey through four spectacular countries. From the passionate streets of Buenos Aires to the glassy solitude of Lake Titicaca and beyond, this is the bucket list trip you were destined to take.

Begin your cultural odyssey in beautiful Buenos Aires, the home of the tango, and uncover some of the city’s most famous sights on a guided tour and day at leisure. Leave the big city behind as you take in the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of Iguazu Falls, the world’s largest waterfall system; ride the cable car 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 city hidden high in the Andes Mountains; travel through the beautiful Sacred Valley; see the sights of Santiago on tour and much more! This cultural odyssey includes return international flights, five additional flights, 18 nights quality hotel accommodation, English speaking guides and so much more!

ITINERARY

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

The name, Buenos Aires, literally means "good airs" in Spanish. It’s one of the largest cities in Latin America, with a wide range of cultural offerings and stunning sights. Being the capital of the country makes it the starting point for most Argentinean experiences. Let yourself be seduced by its busy and beautiful streets full of Tango aromas and football passion, a unique mixture which turns your stay into an exceptional urban adventure. 

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: Hotel Grand Brizo or similar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Meals included: In-Flight

Today you will enjoy a half day city tour of Buenos Aires. You will visit Plaza de Mayo and see the Pink House, the Presidential Palace, the Cabildo Town Hall and the Neoclassical-style Metropolitan Cathedral. You will also travel to the area of Palermo best known for its large parks designed by celebrated landscape architects, such as the illustrious Frenchman Charles Thays. In Retiro and Recoleta you will visit the impressive Plaza San Martín and stroll down Avenida Alvear. Then you will see the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, one of the city’s oldest churches. Finally, you will admire the celebrated Recoleta Cemetery, a true labyrinth of ornate mausoleums with a stop at Eva Peron’s grave, one of the country’s most recognisable icons. Then you will visit Puerto Madero, the latest addition to the city’s barrios.

Afterwards you will travel to San Telmo, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires. Walk its cobbled streets, where the city’s Colonial past seems to come back to life, making a stop at Plaza Dorrego, best known for its traditional antiques fair, held every Sunday. Leaving San Telmo behind, continue southwards to La Boca, one of the city’s most authentic and charming neighbourhoods. Here make a special visit to the mythical Caminito Street, which sums up everything that gives La Boca its distinctive spirit: the strong passion for soccer, the heavy presence of art and colour, and the Tango-esque atmosphere. Finish the tour back at the hotel.

Tonight head out for a 3-course dinner and a live tango show.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Brizo or similar, Buenos Aires
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today is free to explore Buenos Aires at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Brizo or similar, Buenos Aires
Meals included: Breakfast

Today transfer to the airport for your onward flight to the town of Puerto Iguazu, on the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Puerto Iguazu is the gateway to the Iguazu Waterfalls, which are located near the triple border between Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil. They are composed of 275 cascades and fed by the Iguazu river flow. One of the most important attractions is "Garganta del Diablo" or “Devil ́s throat” which is the biggest fall of the complex (80m high). No matter if you decide to explore the waterfalls on the Argentinean side or if you want to contemplate them from Brazil, you may rest assured that the experience is a mesmerizing show.

Overnight: El Pueblito 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 on 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.

Optional Tour Supplement - The Great Adventure Tour - $140 per person extra
The Great Adventure is unique tour and combines the whole essence of the Iguazu National Park in one ride: the jungle and the waterfalls. It starts by entering the jungle from the “Sendero Yacaratía” trail with special transportation that allows a panoramic view of the environment along with experienced guides that give a lot of explanations as well as the legend of this spectacular place. After an 8km truck ride, arrive at the Puerto Macuco Base, which is 100m away from the Infirmary and Service Station, and 100m of stairs ahead is the floating platform where the second part of this ride begins. With motor-boats, visitors travel 6km through the Canyon of the Iguazu River, until the falls, from here there are 2km of river rapids. After enjoying the view from the calm side of San Martin Island you will sail to the “Tres Mosqueteros” waterfall, at that point, the Brazilian and Argentinean sides and the Devil’s Throat can be clearly appreciated. After that, sail along the shore of the island until you reach the most exciting part where you will face the San Martin waterfall, a wonderful and unforgettable experience, for it’s the largest waterfall any motor-boat can approach safely.

Please note: the Great Adventure Tour will take place during the scheduled tour of the Argentinian side of the falls mentioned in the itinerary above. Customers who purchase the Great Adventure Tour will split from the main group part way through the scheduled tour to take part in this optional tour.

This tour is not suitable for the following people:
- Children under 12 years old
- Pregnant women
- People with osteoporosis, neck, back conditions or surgery
- People with heart conditions or surgery
- People with COPD or neurological condition or surgery
- People with any physical, cognitive or/and sensorial disability unable to react in a nautical emergency

Overnight: El Pueblito or similar, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will be met at the hotel and transferred across the border 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: B & B Copacabana or similar, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast you will be picked up from the hotel for a panoramic tour of downtown Rio de Janeiro with a photo stop at the Metropolitan Cathedral. Continue to Sugarloaf Mountain, ascending by cable car to a vantage point 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: B & B Copacabana or similar, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore the vibrant city of Rio De Janeiro.

Overnight: B & B Copacabana or similar, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will be collected from the hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Lima, Peru. Upon arrival into Lima you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Please note: 
- Some flights may not depart until this afternoon and luggage storage facilities will be available at the hotel.
- Some flights may transit via another South American city, and may not arrive into Lima until the late evening.

Overnight: Jose Antonio Hotel or similar, Lima, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning head out on a fantastic guided tour of Lima, the capital of Peru. You will visit iconic places that are rich in history along with picturesque churches and exquisite colonial architecture. Your first stop will be the ancient ceremonial centre called “Huaca Pucllana”, a great adobe and clay pyramid located in the Miraflores district of central Lima. Next you will drive into the centre of the city where you will stroll around the main square, the Plaza de Armas. Here you will see imposing architecture such as the Government Palace, Cathedral of Lima, Archbishop's Palace of Lima, the Municipal Palace, and the Palace of the Union. Afterwards take a tour of the Santo Domingo convent and its extensive monastery. Finish back at the hotel where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Jose Antonio Hotel or similar, Lima, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival, be met by your guide and drive onwards to the town of Urubamba in the Sacred Valley.

On the way enjoy a stop in Ccaccaccollo - a small and scenic town in the Peruvian Andes. Here there are some 50 families who make a living out of agriculture and textiles. You will have the opportunity to attend a talk and demonstration about how these textiles are made, as well as learn about the different styles and shapes made in this area (blankets, ponchos, chullos etc.).

A member of one of the families will explain, in Quechua (translated into English), the best techniques to understand the secrets of traditional iconography. You will also have the chance to observe the processes involved in the creation of textiles, from the shearing of wool, spinning, the washing of the wool, along with the collection of plants and flowers used for natural dyeing.

Afterwards continue onwards to your nearby hotel accommodation in the town of Urubamba, in the Sacred Valley region of south-eastern Peru. A busy transportation hub, it sits on the Urubamba River, surrounded by rugged mountains.

Overnight: Hotel Agusto Urubamba or similar, Urubamba, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning head out on a full day tour of the Sacred Valley. First stop will be the village of Pisac (approx. 1 hours distance). 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 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.

Overnight: Hotel Agusto Urubamba or similar, Urubamba
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: Hatun Inti Boutique or similar, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast

After an early breakfast, a local guide will pick you up from the 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 for the journey to Ollantaytambo where on arrival you will be met and and transferred by road back to Cusco (approx. 3.5 hour total journey).

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

This morning you will be picked up from the hotel to begin your full day Cusco city tour, starting with the city centre where you will view the Incan foundations of many buildings, the famous Cathedral, and the Temple of the Sun. You will also visit the typical Peruvian market of San Pedro. Next, visit the hills around Cusco for a tour of four of Cusco’s famous ruins: Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay. Finish the day back at the hotel where you may enjoy an evening at leisure, or enjoy an optional folklore show and dinner (not included).

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

This morning rise early for breakfast and transfer to the bus station to travel to Puno. This is a great bus trip on a modern vehicle stopping at several interesting sites along the way, such as Raqchi (Wiracocha God Temple), an Incan church of monumental dimensions and La Raya: the half-way point between Cusco and Puno. 

Along the way, enjoy a rest stop and delicious buffet lunch in the town of Sicuani. The landscapes along this route are stunning, with typical Andean animals such as the llama, alpaca and vicuña a common sight. Upon arrival at the bus station in Puno, you will be met and transferred to the hotel, where you will meet your guide who will welcome you and provide you with some extra information for the following day’s activities.

Please note: the bus transportation includes Wi-Fi, food and drink services on board, as well as entertainment options, guided narration in English and Spanish, leather seats with wide leg rests, individual tables, and air-conditioning. Buses do not have toilets onboard, however this journey does include rest stops approximately every hour to allow for this.

Overnight: Hotel Royal Inn or similar, Puno Tikarani, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

This morning head out on a guided tour of Lake Titicaca by boat, first stop being the Uros floating Islands. The locals who live here maintain their ancient customs and way of life by weaving together totora reeds which grow in the shallows of the lake. These reeds are used to construct their floating islands and their houses and here you will learn about the process and their way of life. 

Afterwards continue onwards to Taquile Island. Here you will enjoy a tour of the island which has been ranked the fourth most beautiful island in the world. Here you will enjoy a wonderful Andean style buffet lunch before learning about the local people and their way of life on this beautiful island. According to pre-Columbian legend, the Incas actually learned how to weave from the artisans of this island. They are very, very skilled weavers. Taquile has been declared to be part of the Cultural Heritage of the Humanity by UNESCO. Later in the afternoon enjoy free time to explore the island on your own before returning back to Puno for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Royal Inn or similar, Puno Tikarani, Peru
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast, transfer from the hotel to Juliaca Airport for your flight to Santiago, Chile. On arrival into Santiago Airport, you will be met and transferred to the nearby airport hotel.

Please note: Some flights will fly via Lima, and some flights may not arrive until late evening and/or the early morning of day 19.

Overnight: Holiday Inn Santiago Airport or similar, Santiago, Chile
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning is yours to enjoy at leisure. At around midday you will be picked up by your local guide and head towards Santiago city centre with the first stop being the beautiful Bellavista neighborhood. Here you will enjoy a walking tour before stopping for lunch (not included) and enjoying some time at leisure to explore the neighborhood and perhaps do some shopping.

Afterwards you will enjoy a city tour of Santiago. The tour includes a visit to the Central Market which has over 214 shops. Next you will travel to Mapocho Station which today is a space for the cultural diffusion of the country (entrance not included). You will also enjoy a tour of Cerro Santa Lucia, an urban park in the heart of Santiago, followed by a visit to 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 you will reach the Faba store, which specialises in making jewellery with the Lapis stone, which can only be found in Chile and Afghanistan. 

Finish the tour with dinner at a local restaurant and afterwards transfer to Santiago Airport for your flight back to Australia departing late this evening or very early in the morning of day 20.


Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner;In-Flight

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

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover Buenos Aires on a locally guided tour and day at leisure
  • Visit the colourful San Telmo and La Boca districts
  • Take in a tango dinner and show in Buenos Aires
  • See Iguazu Falls, the world’s largest waterfall system
  • Discover spectacular flora and fauna in the Iguazu National Park
  • Enjoy a locally guided tour and day at leisure in Rio de Janeiro
  • Witness the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue
  • Ride a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Discover the best of historic Lima on a guided city tour
  • See Huaca Pucllana, Santo Domingo and more
  • Stop in Ccaccaccollo, a small scenic town in the Peruvian Andes
  • Enjoy a local family demonstration of how Peruvian textiles are made
  • Journey through the awe-inspiring Sacred Valley on a guided tour
  • Witness the spectacular Andes Mountains
  • Visit a traditional artisan market and historic ruins in Pisac
  • See the Temple of the Sun in Ollantaytambo 
  • Stay in Aguas Calientes hot springs town
  • Journey to the historic ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Discover the imperial city of Cusco on a guided tour
  • See Saqsayhuamán, San Pedro Markets and more
  • Visit the fascinating Uros floating islands
  • Marvel at impressive Lake Titicaca on a boat ride
  • Visit traditional villages on Taquile Island
  • 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 Iguaçu to Rio De Janeiro and Lima to Cusco
  • 2 x international flights (economy class): Rio De Janeiro, Brazil to Lima, Peru and Juliaca, Peru to Santiago, Chile
  • 18 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 22 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

Important info

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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 12th September 2021.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $1350 applies.
 
Departure Dates
2020
September: 6
October: 25
 
2021
March: 7, 14
April: 25
May: 9, 23
June: 6, 20
July: 25
August: 15
September: 12
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Brisbane, *Adelaide: $50 per person
*Perth: $350 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Latam Airlines, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand, United Airlines and airline 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.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
* 26th June – 19th July 2020
* 18th September – 11th October 2020
* 11th December 2020 – 4th February 2021
* 10th - 20th February 2021
* 15th March - 23rd April 2021
* 25th June - 25th July 2021
* 17th September - 10th October 2021
* 30th November 2021 - 28th February 2022
 
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.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout dates apply to flights departing between the below date ranges:
* 26th June – 19th July 2020
* 18th September – 11th October 2020
* 11th December 2020 – 4th February 2021
* 10th - 20th February 2021
* 15th March - 23rd April 2021
* 25th June - 25th July 2021
* 17th September - 10th October 2021
* 30th November 2021 - 28th February 2022
 
Stopover Packages
Not available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Not available.



Accommodation Used


3-4 Star (self-rated)

- Buenos Aires: Hotel Grand Brizo or similar

- Puerto Iguazu: J Raices Esturion or similar

- Rio De Janeiro: B & B Copacabana or similar

- Lima: Jose Antonio Hotel or similar

- Urubamba: Hotel Agusto Urubamba or similar

- Aguas Calientes: Hatun Inti Boutique or similar

- Cusco: Ramada Costa Del Sol or similar

- Puno: Hotel Royal Inn or similar

- Santiago: Holiday Inn Santiago Airport 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): $165 per room including breakfast.
- Santiago, Chile (Post Tour): Not available.
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
2 people.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 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.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
2 x Single or 1 x Queen/King (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 5: The Great Adventure Tour - $140 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 visa is not required if travelling to Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: $5-$10 USD per person per day where tour or transfer services are provided.
- 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:
22 meals are 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.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home. It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
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 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. 
- Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or an similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
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


Australian citizens wishing to visit Brazil no longer need to apply or pay for a visa. They can 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 passport holders visiting Chile for tourism for 90 days or less, will now receive a tourist card on arrival. You must keep the card and present it to immigration officials prior to departure. The Chilean Government has removed the Reciprocity Fee for Australian travellers.
 
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 as 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.