At Citrus Holidays we are giving you the chance to visit not one, not two, but FOUR of Latin America’s world-class destinations: Peru, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. So, if gazing up at several of the New Wonders of the World, discovering the history of the Inca Empire and sinking your toes into gorgeous, golden sand sounds like it might float your boat, then you’ve come to the right place.
Your tour will kick-start in Cusco, a city in the southeast of Peru. As well as being a World Heritage Site, Cusco was also the historical capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th to the 16th century, meaning that meandering through its vibrant streets is often akin to walking the echoing halls of a museum. Traipse Regocijo Square, an Inca treasure, and elbow your way through the crowds and vendors at San Pedro Market, a haven of typical regional products and enthusiastic traders, who will see you haggle and spout a chorus of “gracias” and “cuantocuesta”s, finally putting that high school Spanish to good use.Then, gaze at the marvelous Quirikancha, the main Inca temple dedicated to Inti, the sun god, an impressive display of ancient architecture that’ll give you a glimpse into the lives of a civilization from ancient times. And the adventure doesn’t stop there...
Next, you’ll step foot in Lima, Peru’s metropolitan capital with a window to the Pacific. The beginning of your tour will see you wander around the city’s most exclusive shopping centre, Larcomar, only then to swap its cosmopolitan commercial vibe for an eye-opening visit to the pre Inca pyramid of Pucllana. You’ll stroll through Lima’s historical downtown district (a World Heritage Site), while away the hours in the Plaza Mayor and sink your teeth into the delectable cuisine, including award winning chocolate and coffee, of one of Latin America’s gastronomical capitals. And of course, a trip to Peru wouldn’t be complete without journeying to Machu Picchu. This magnificent Inca citadel whose picture is often plastered across postcards and travel guides as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, will leave you spellbound and reaching for that selfie stick like no tomorrow.
After venturing deep into the heart and history of Peru, you’ll make your way to Santiago, the capital of Chile, whose landscape provides an often sought-after blend of snow capped mountains and the pearly white shores of the Pacific Ocean. Spend half the day taking to the slopes and the other half soaking up the sun on a beach towel. The choices are endless!With visits to important cultural landmarks and sites such as the Cerro Santa Lucia urban park and the bustling Plaza de Armas square,you’ll find it hard not to fall in love with the Chilean lifestyle from day one. To ensure you experience Santiago to the fullest, you’ll divide your time between the lush greenery of parks such as the Forestal and the urban city districts, like the bohemian neighborhood of Barrio Bella Vista which offers bars, restaurants and an atmosphere to rival all others.
This whirlwind tour continues in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital, a twinkling paradise of more than 280 theatres, green spaces and captivating neighborhoods. Breathe in the air of the 1810 revolution in the Plaza de Mayo, a historical and political hub in the centre of the city, and gawp at the Presidential Palace and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Avenida de Mayo’s sensational architecture and greenery will leave you mesmerized and the San Telmo neighborhood with its tanguerias and bars will have you boogieing on down till the early hours. Grab a bite from the dinky cantina restaurants which litter the La Boca area and marvel at its adorable multi color houses which date back to the 19th century. Last, but not least, find yourself staring at the largest waterfalls system in world, Iguazu Falls, and its gushing foam and spectacular scenery.
Your final stop on the tour will be the glittering city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s capital, known for its wild carnival and balneario beaches stretched out along 80 km of coastline with a back drop of high-end hotels. With his arms stretched out proudly and perched on top of Corcovado Mountain,the impressive statue dubbed Christ the Redeemer will extend a warm welcome to you. Then, a trip to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain consisting of two cable car rides to the summit will provide impossibly beautiful views as the sun casts a deep shade of amber over the city as it sets. In Rio you can take your pick of the splendid beaches which lie in wait, but make sure you saunter along the lengthy promenade of the famous Copacabana with its plethora of clubs, bars and restaurants.
An unforgettable holiday exploring four of South America’s gems
- An unforgettable holiday exploring four of South America’s gems
- We’ll book your return flights from London
- A superb 3 nights’ stay in 4 Star Hotel Jose Antonio, Cusco
- A half day Walking City Tour and Full Day Machu Picchu
- A further 1 night spent in Hotel Jose Antonio, Lima
- A wonderful 2 nights’ accommodation in Hotel Icon, Santiago
- Half day city tour in Lima and Santiago
- We’ll take care of your transfer from the hotel to Santiago airport
- Your internal flight from Santiago to Buenos Aires
- A lovely 2 nights spent in Kenton Palace (or similar) in a classic room, Buenos Aires
- You’ll be transferred from Buenos Aires hotel to Jorge Newberry Airport
- Domestic flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu airport
- A thrilling trip to Iguazu from the Brazilian Side w/ entry to the National Park & English speaking guide available to help
- A splendid 2 nights’ accommodation in Hotel Golden Park Internacional Foz
- You’ll be transferred from the hotel to the airport
- We arrange your internal flight from Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro
- A fabulous 4 nights spent in Windsor Excelsior, Rio de Janeiro.
- Journey to the summit of the impressive Sugar Loaf Mountain, an iconic part of Rio’s culture
- Cable car ride offering stunning views you would never see back home
- Benefit from having an English speaking guide on hand for all the excursions
- Pass through the Tijuca Forest for your visit to Corcovado with Christ the Redeemer
- Venture up Corcovado Mountain ( by van or mini bus ), the home of Christ the Redeemer, which offers breathtaking views
- A hearty breakfast included at all the hotels
- Hotel pick up/drop for all the excursions
- All pre-payable taxes
Wonders of the world, sterling beaches and World Heritage Sites await!
- Rest your head at luxurious, handpicked hotels to ensure maximum relaxation
- Marvel at the remnants of the Inca civilisation in Cusco, Peru
- Taste the mouthwatering cuisine which Lima has to offer
- Discover the magnificent Machu Picchu in all its splendor
- Enjoy the finest wining and dining in Santiago, Chile
- Visit the diverse neighbourhood and raucous nightlife of Buenos Aires
- Get an adrenaline rush staring at the dreamy Iguazu Falls
- Witness Sugarloaf Mountain’s panoramic views in Rio de Janeiro
- Sit back and relax with a mojito in hand at Copacabana Beach
Hotel Jose Antonio is a 5-minute drive from Cusco’s main square, the Plaza de Armas. Just north of the Plaza de Armas is the San Blas district, a great place for drinks and gallery hopping. Hotel Jose Antonio is a recent addition to this ancient city. From the outside, the hotel looks quite modern. On the ground floor, the lobby opens up into a large, colonial plaza, decorated with bright flowers and a fountain.
During your stay, you’ll have access to plenty of modern conveniences. Every room comes with a private bathroom, complete with a shower and a hair dryer. Help yourself to the minibar, or request room service. Rooms are also equipped with a radio and a phone. Weather in Peru can get chilly, so rooms come with heating.
Guests can savour Peruvian cuisine at El Rejo Restaurant, and enjoy a wide range of cocktails at El Moilino Bar.
Be sure to stop by the Jacuzzi during your stay. Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the room in bright, natural lighting. For complete relaxation, you should also visit the hotel sauna.
Jose Antonio Hotel is situated in the heart of Miraflores, just 20-minutes from downtown Lima. It is within walking distance to the Larcomar Shopping Mall and Playa Waikiki Beach. This property is close to the major commercial, financial, tourist and cultural centres.
This hotel offers 44 comfortable bedrooms that are air-conditioned and come with modern amenities.
Guests can dine at the onsite Las Espuelas Restaurant that serves an international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a pleasant atmosphere. The La Jalca Bar is a perfect place to relax as well as to enjoy your favorite cocktail in an intimate ambiance.
Offering expected facilities and comforts, this modern style property is an ideal place for a pleasant as well as a relaxing stay.
Icon Hotel is located in a tall tower at one of the main commercial, financial and tourist districts of Santiago de Chile. Its modern architecture stands out for its glass facade, which in turn allows guests to enjoy fantastic views. The hotel features full executive services, including a business center, meeting rooms and board rooms, as well as a spa with exclusive treatments, a gym and a restaurant. There is also a rooftop terrace with a fantastic outdoor pool and a stunning view.
Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and has a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Rooms include a private bathroom equipped with a bidet and shower. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. Icon Hotel features free WiFi throughout the property.
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find an indoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Located in San Telmo, The Kenton Palace is close to Puerto Madero, Recoleta and La Boca. An urban style - modern classical reminiscences accompanied by the warmth and personal attention that characterize us , are mixed with a high commitment to the environment, technology and security applied to provide a high level of comfort to guests.
The entire hotel is air conditioned green which does not damage the ozone layer, lighting and LED TV technology that provides significant savings in electrical energy consumption and environmental protection.
Decorated with parquet floors and warm-coloured bedspreads, rooms at Kenton Palace are fitted with air conditioning and heating. All of them have private bathrooms with toiletries.
Featuring a restaurant and a wine cellar, Kenton Palace Buenos Aires offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and plasma TV in traditional San Telmo District. Along with the fitness centre and spa facilities guests can use the steam room and the massage room.
A buffet breakfast is served daily. International dishes and pizza specialties can be ordered at the restaurant, as well as a wide variety of wines from the property’s cellar. Drinks and snacks can be enjoyed at the bar.
A family-friendly stay in the heart of Foz do Iguacu awaits you at Hotel Golden Park Internacional Foz. Within a 5-minute stroll you'll find Mercosul Shopping Mall and Lake Itaipu within a 15-minute walk.
All of Hotel Golden Park Internacional Foz's 214 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.
Hotel Golden Park Internacional Foz features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this family-friendly pousada include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 8 meeting rooms.
Restaurante Internacional is open for breakfast and dinner. The pousada's own poolside bar is a nice place to enjoy a drink.
The Windsor Excelsior Hotel is located in the very best area of Copacabana, enjoys an oceanfront view, and is one of the most elegant hotels in Rio de Janeiro. If you search quality and good service, the Windsor Excelsior Hotel is an excellent choice.
Windsor Excelsior Hotel has 233 apartments. The accommodations are modern and offer complete privacy and comfort for your rest. Hotel features tasteful rooms with contemporary décor. Spacious and bright, they all have air conditioning, cable TV, Wi-Fi and minibar, while some also offer sea views and a hot tub.
Enjoy the pool with panoramic views from Leme to the Copacabana Fort, and also to the Christ the Redeemer. The fitness room, located on the rooftop, has a pleasant space with modern equipment of various types of cardiovascular and endurance exercises, perfect to stimulate our guests to stay in shape. For those who want to relax and take care of their health, Windsor Excelsior offers dry and steaming saunas.
At the restaurant, guests enjoy tropical breakfast with various items, while admiring stunning sea views. Lunch and dinner options are provided as well, featuring Brazilian and international specialities.
Day 1 CUSCO
You’ll be met by one of our representatives at Cusco Airport and be transferred to your hotel. A guide will accompany you, all the while talking your ear off about the attractions and sights that the city boasts.
OVERNIGHT IN CUSCO
Day 2 CUSCO
Today, travel through time back to when Cusco was the capital of the Incas and considered the “navel of the world.” Kick start your time travelling adventure in the main square, also known as Aucaypata Square, where you’ll learn about the original design of the square and see the location of the main Inca temples and buildings. Then, proceed to Regocijo Square, also known as Cusipata Square, where you’ll learn about what this square was used for during Incan times, followed by a trip to Francisco Square which houses a stunning church, as well as the Arch and National College of Sciences, one of Cusco’s oldest and most important.
Afterwards, you’ll wander around San Pedro market and watch as the traders and vendors go about their day. Later, you’ll head to the church and convent of Santa Catalina which are perched on top of the “House of the Chosen” or “Temple of the Virgins.” Next up, you’ll marvel at Quirikancha, the main Incan temple dedicated to Inti, boasting blocks of carved granite and gold melted into the joints of said blocks.
Your tour will continue to the Stone of 12 Angles, embedded in an Inca wall consisting of 12 angles which fit perfectly with the rocks which surround it. The tour ends in San Blas, one of the most well-known bohemian neighbourhoods with panoramic views of Cusco and residences of many artists and craftsmen.
OVERNIGHT IN CUSCO
Day 3 CUSCO / MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO
We will arrange for you to be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Poroy Train Station with a guide, ready to embark on an adventure to Machu Picchu. The ride to the train station will take around 20 minutes and then you’ll travel 2 hours to Aguas Calientes, the last stop before the main entrance to Machu Picchu. You'll find a railway station, crafts market, restaurants and varying accommodation in Aguas Calientes. The accommodation serves those who wish to spend the night at the foot of the mountain and then climb to the summit early the next day. A short transfer will take you to Machu Picchu, a site believed to be a sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Pachacutec (1438 to 1572).
Machu Picchu, whose name translates to “Old Mountain” is not only one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, take a train ride back to Cusco as per your scheduled time and once at Ollantay tambo train station, a vehicle will take you back to your hotel.
OVERNIGHT IN CUSCO
Day 4 CUSCO / LIMA
You’ll be picked up from your hotel at the established time and transferred to the airport with a guide, where you’ll board your flight to Lima. A transportation service will take you to your hotel from the airport, during which you’ll also get to experience a tour of the city. One of our English speaking representatives will be on hand to help.
Lima, a modern city with 10 million inhabitants, was built over the capital of the Spanish vice royalty and local pre Inca vestiges. Starting your tour at Larcomar, the city’s most exclusive shopping centre, you’ll then make your way to the Pucllana Temple, a pre Inca pyramid located in the Miraflores District.
After, take a trip to El Olivar park, an ancient olive plantation in the San Isidro district, and then go to Lima’s historical downtown district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll have the pleasure of stopping off at the Main Square, a stone’s throw from the Presidential Palace, the Lima Municipality and the Archbishop’s Palace, all of which make up an important part of Lima’s identity.
You’ll also venture to Saint Francis’ Church, one of the oldest vice regal constructions boasting a myriad of different books and catacombs. Your tour will come to an end either at your hotel, Larcomar or the Indian market.
OVERNIGHT IN LIMA
Day 5 LIMA / SANTIAGO
At an established time you’ll be picked up at your hotel by our transportation service and then be transferred to Lima Airport. An English speaking representative will be on hand to assist.
OVERNIGHT IN SANTIAGO
Day 6 SANTIAGO
You’ll depart from your hotel and will visit the main attractions of Santiago. Cosmopolitan Santiago is an important cultural and artistic hub of Chile, and so it is only fitting to start your tour with a visit to the urban park of Cerro Santa Lucia, the presidential offices of La Moneda Palace and the Plaza de Armas Square. You’ll find important, historical buildings on every corner, including the Metropolitan Cathedral, National Museum of History and Central Post Office.
Then, swap the hustle and bustle of the city for a stroll through the Forestal park with its variety of trees, and later continue to the bohemian neighbourhood of Barrio Bellavista, boasting an incredible range of bars and restaurants.
OVERNIGHT IN SANTIAGO
Day 7 SANTIAGO / BUENOS AIRES
You’ll take a shared transfer from your hotel to Santiago Airport where you’ll board a flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina. A guide will meet and greet you at your destination and assist with your Identification Sign process from the counter at Ezeiza International Airport, after which you’ll take a shared transfer to your hotel.
OVERNIGHT IN BUENOS AIRES
Day 8 BUENOS AIRES (HD CITY TOUR)
Your tour will commence with a visit to the Plaza de Armas, today known as Plaza de Mayo, the city’s historical, political and cultural centre. The Pyramid de Mayo stands in the centre, and surrounding it you’ll find the Presidential Palace, the Cabinet, the first municipality of the city and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Afterwards, you’ll venture down to Avenida de Mayo, which boastswide avenues and lush, green areas.
Your tour will continue to the ancient San Telmoneighbourhood. The abundance of tangueriasin this area will have you boogieing on down till sunrise. As you travel further south, you’ll come to La Boca, a scenic port neighbourhood filled with multicolored houses. The famous street “Caminito” contains intricate architecture and lovely, small restaurants called “cantinas” which provide a variety of cuisine.
Afterwards, you will have the chance to explore the modern neighbourhood of Puerto Madero. It boasts views of Rio de la Plata, a neighbourhood containing elegant mansions and leafy green parks. Finally, you will end up at La Recoleta, allowing you to take an optional trip to the cemetery which houses the resting places of many important social and political individuals. You’ll find the church of Our Lady of Pilar, part of Recoleta’s Cultural Centre, next to the cemetery, as well as the commercial centre, Buenos Aires Design and the exposition centre, Palais de Glace. The tour comes to an end there.
OVERNIGHT IN BUENOS AIRES
Day 9 BUENOS AIRES / FOZ DO IGUAÇU
You will be transferred from your hotel to Jorge Newberry Airport and the driver will accompany you to the check-in counter. Then, get ready to board your flight to Puerto Iguazu, from where you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Your flight will be between 9am and 5pm.
OVERNIGHT IN FOZ DO IGUAÇU
Day 10 FOZ DO IGUAÇU
HD Brazilian Falls visit Located on the border that divides Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Iguazu Falls is a breathtaking display of gushing water and beautiful landscape. You’ll be able to traipse between the different elevated observation decks and suspended walkways in order to get the best view from varying angles.
After leaving the hotel in the direction of the Falls, you’ll arrive at the National Park which provides mesmerizing views and an enchanting display of colorful vegetation contrasted with the white foam of the water. Make sure you wander the park and find your perfect view.
OVERNIGHT IN FOZ DO IGUAÇU
Day 11 FOZ DO IGUAÇU / RIO DE JANEIRO
You’ll be taken to Foz do Iguacu Airport by shared transfer from the hotel. When you touch down at Galeao Airport in Rio de Janeiro, make your way to the elevator or stairs and go to the second floor. You’ll find the meeting point at the Information Booth in front of door A. You’ll be met by one of our drivers holding a Shuttle Rio sign who will take you to the vehicle.
Please do not wander off away from the meeting point. Note also that the shared transfers in Rio operate between 8 AM and 7 PM, so if you are arriving earlier or later than those times, you’ll need to pay extra for a private transfer.
OVERNIGHT IN RIO DE JANEIRO
Day 12 RIO DE JANEIRO
HD Corcovado and Tijuca Forest
Once all the passengers have been collected from their hotels, your tour will proceed to Cosme Velho Station where you’ll board coach/mini van which offers a picturesque journey through Tijuca Rainforest towards the statue of Christ the Redeemer, sitting atop Corcovado Mountain, only recently elected one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
The Corcovado train was Brazil’s first electric train, inaugurated in 1884 by Emperor Dom Pedro II. Since 1931, Christ the Redeemer, with his arms stretched open, has represented Carioca’s hospitality and sympathy. Weighing 1000 tons and located 709 m above sea level, Christ the Redeemer overlooks the entire metropolis of Rio. Its citizens feel the presence of the statue always watching over them. The base of the statue provides spectacular views of the southern districts of Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana and Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas on a clear morning.
Other points of interest also include: Sugarloaf Mountain, Botafogo Bay, Niteroi Bridge, downtown Rio and the Maracana Soccer Stadium. As you depart from Corcovado Mountain, you’ll make your way to Sao Conrado through the neighbourhoods of Gavea and Lagoa. Upon arrival at Sao Conrado, passengers will be dropped off along the beaches of Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana.
OVERNIGHT RIO DE JANEIRO
Day 13 RIO DE JANEIRO
HD Sugar Loaf and City Tour. Once all the passengers have been collected from their hotels, your tour will be kick started with a panoramic tour from downtown Rio. Soak up the sights as you pass by the Cathedral, Teatro Municipal e Cinelandia, followed by a journey to Sugarloaf Mountain via Aterro do Flamengo.
Located 396 m above sea level, Sugarloaf boast sun paralleled views of Rio, Corcovado and the southern beaches. It takes two cable car rides to reach the summit and the best time to visit Sugarloaf is in the evening during sunset. The lower cable car takes you 220m high to Morro da Urca and the upper cable car takes you all the way up to Sugarloaf.
At the top, lap up the amazing views and take some time to appreciate the landscape which lies so tranquilly before you. Have a bite to eat, take some photos, or simply chill out in peace. After visiting Sugarloaf, passengers will be taken back to the beaches of Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana.
OVERNIGHT IN RIO DE JANEIRO
Day 14 RIO DE JANEIRO
Today is at leisure and you can spend it however you wish.
OVERNIGHT IN RIO DE JANEIRO
Day 15 RIO DE JANEIRO--UK
According to your flight schedule, the shared transfer will collect you from your hotel and take you to Rio de Janeiro Airport to catch your flight back home. Note also that the shared transfers in Rio operate between 8 am and 7 pm, so if you are arriving earlier or later than those times, you’ll need to pay extra for a private transfer.
END OF TOUR
- We recommend that you buy a travel Insurance as any costs incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc. are not included and will be passenger’s responsibility.
- Accommodation will be on twin sharing basis unless otherwise stated.
- The package is non-refundable for any inclusion items not used/taken.
- Anything not included in the package will be charged separately.
- Tips, bar, laundry, telephone calls and other personal expenses not specified above.
- Early Check in / Late Check out