From (AUD)$13,595
Days23
Airfares included
Uncover incredible South America on this cross-continental adventure. Dance the tango in Buenos Aires, see powerful Iguazu Falls and the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio. Experience the contrasts between modern and ancient Peru in Lima and Cusco, fly over the remarkable Nazca Lines and visit the abundant wildlife on the Ballestas Islands.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $350pp pre-paid
Transport — Boat, Cable Car, Coach, Plane & Train
No Hidden Extras

Visit the thunderous Iguazu Falls! Explore both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides, including the famous Devil's Throat.

Explore the icons of Rio, including Corcovado Hill, the Statue of Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain.

Day trek through the villages amid incredible scenery in the Sacred Valley.

Discover the amazing wildlife of the Ballestas Islands in Paracas, a vibrant sanctuary home to many birds and animals, including the endangered Humboldt penguins.

Special Experiences

Don your dancing shoes for a traditional tango lesson, then enjoy a lively dinner and show.
Learn how to make the deliciously sweet and sour cocktail, Pisco Sour. For decades it has been regarded as the signature drink of Peru.
Be welcomed into the traditional world of the indigenous woman of the agricultural community of Ccorccor, joining in on a range of customary activities, from Andean games and an authentic ‘Tribute to Mother Earth’, to a ‘chicha’ demonstration.
Fly in a light plane over the mysterious Nazca Lines in the middle of the Nazca Desert. We'll see ancient geoglyphs depicting hundreds of figures.

Itinerary Highlights of South America

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Highlights of South America

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Sightseeing

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Dance the night away in Buenos Aires

  • Discover the grand city of Buenos Aires on a city tour, including the colourful La Boca district, the impressive Recoleta Cemetery, and the stunning Colón Theatre
  • Explore the opulent El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore
  • Experience Argentina's famous Tango at a dinner show and lesson in Buenos Aires
  • Cruise the Tigre River Delta

Feel the thunder of Iguazu Falls and experience the excitement of Rio

  • Spend 2 nights at the Hotel Gran Melia Iguazu inside Iguazu Falls National Park, with the amazing waterfalls right on your doorstep
  • Visit the thunderous Iguazu Falls! Explore both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides, including the famous Devil's Throat
  • Get up close and personal with stunning, exotic birds at the Parque das Aves
  • Spend 3 nights in Rio de Janeiro staying in the heart of Copacabana Beach
  • Tour the iconic sights of Rio including the Statue of Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Hill
  • Visit Museu Do Amanhã
  • Enjoy a traditional Brazilian churrasco grill dinner at Fogo de Chão

Discover the wonders of Peru

  • Discover the sights of Lima on a city tour and visit the famous Larco Museum, containing priceless Incan artefacts
  • Visit Cusco’s 17th century cathedral
  • Take part in a class where we learn to make a Pisco Sour
  • Travel into the magical Sacred Valley
  • Learn about the lives of the local indigenous women of the Ccorccor village
  • Tour the town of Ollantaytambo
  • Be welcomed into a local home and gain insight into daily life
  • Day trek through the villages and incredible scenery in the Sacred Valley
  • Travel by Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes, gateway to Machu Picchu
  • Feel the magic of the Lost Incan City of Machu Picchu on an in-depth, guided tour and explore the ruins at your own pace
  • Spend the night in a nature retreat in Aguas Calientes
  • Travel by Vistadome train to Ollantaytambo and visit the fortress ruins
  • Stop at Chinchero to visit the temple
  • Explore the San Pedro Market and the ancient Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman in Cusco
  • Visit Qoricancha, the Temple of the Sun
  • Take a scenic flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines, a series of ancient geoglyphs in the middle of the Nazca desert
  • Enjoy a visit to Paracas National Reserve
  • Discover the amazing wildlife of the Ballestas Islands including the endangered Humboldt penguins

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to South America. Taxes included
  • 5 economy-class flights within South America
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Tipping Made Easy, $350pp pre-paid 

     

Accommodation

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  • 17 nights in 3-5 star hotels
  • 2 night stay inside Iguazu Falls National Park at the 5 star Hotel Gran Melia Iguazu
  • 1 night stay at the 5 star Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Properties include:

  • The Alvear Art Hotel, Buenos Aires
  • Hotel Gran Melia Iguazu, Iguazu Falls, Argentina
  • Miramar Hotel by Windsor, Rio de Janeiro
  • Innside by Melia Lima Miraflores, Lima
  • Novotel Cusco, Cusco
  • Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay, Sacred Valley
  • Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Hotel La Hacienda Bahia Paracas, Paracas

Hotels listed are an indication, and are subject to change without notice.

Meals

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  • 20 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based tour director (based on minimum 8 passengers)
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available

Permits

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  • $625pp - Minimum and maximum numbers may apply. Solo supplementary pricing applies. This option must be pre-booked at time of booking tour. Not available in February. Good physical fitness is required for this high-altitude trek.

Some things to note

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Please note:

  • You will need a light jumper and waterproof jacket/poncho for your visit to Iguazu Falls.
  • On day 13 you will need to pack an overnight bag (maximum of 5 kilograms per bag) for your overnight stay in Machu Picchu. Due to limited space on the trains you are unable to take your main suitcase, it will however, be transferred to the hotel in Cusco so it is there for you when you arrive. We suggest you bring an umbrella, spray jacket and strong insect repellent with you. Our accommodation will also have its own hot springs, so you may also like to bring your swimwear.

Optional Excursions:

  • All optional tours are based on a minimum of 2 participants (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability. The length of tours advised is an approximate only. Tours can be booked on tour directly with your Tour Director or guide. We recommend arranging the booking at the beginning of the tour to avoid disappointment. Please note some optional tours may also be available on multiple or alternate days. Prices are a guide only and are subject to change without prior notice. Payment by cash is preferred as there are no guarantees that credit card facilities will be available. Please check with your Tour Director or guide locally for information relating to this. Credit card fees and exchange rates are at the discretion of your bank.

Information Highlights of South America

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging. 

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding. 

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking, minimum of 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation 

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in South America & Africa
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Africa & Central America
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk for a minimum of 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for a minimum of 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats 

Passengers 75 years or over must provide a signed Fitness to Travel declaration form (Part 2) from their doctor within one month of making their booking.

While we will still confirm your place on your tour, flight tickets cannot be issued until both completed forms have been received. Additional costs may be incurred if completed forms are not received by Bunnik Tours within these time frames.

Bunnik Tours generally does not accept bookings for single travellers 80 years of age and over without a travelling companion. Neither our Tour Director nor your fellow travellers are equipped to act as a carer. 

Passengers must inform us and the service provider of any medical conditions which may affect your ability to participate in the tour. 

At our discretion we, including the service provider, can exclude you from a tour or in any activity if we consider that you are unable to safely participate in that tour or activity or if we consider your participation may place the safety of other guests at risk. 

We reserve the right to cancel your booking if any changed or non-disclosed medical conditions mean that you will require special assistance from our personnel which we cannot reasonably provide. We strongly suggest that your travel insurance policy includes comprehensive cancellation coverage.

We will not be liable for any damage, injury, death or loss of any kind arising from your failure to fully disclose relevant medical information or resulting from any pre-existing medical condition.


Do you want to Travel with Confidence and be extra fit and healthy for your upcoming adventure? If so, check out our blog here, where we introduce you to Linda from Embracing Fitness, Food & Life and hear how she can get you feeling like you can take on the world!


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Dates & Prices Highlights of South America

Dates & Prices
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*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

*Prices are in AUD, per person twin share.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
Per person
twin share
Status    
23 Jan 23
14 Feb 23
$13,595
Available
13 Mar 23
04 Apr 23
$13,595
Available
08 May 23
30 May 23
$13,595
Available
03 Jul 23
25 Jul 23
$13,595
Available
14 Aug 23
05 Sep 23
$13,595
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11 Sep 23
03 Oct 23
$13,595
Available
09 Oct 23
31 Oct 23
$13,595
Available
20 Nov 23
12 Dec 23
$13,595
Available

Additional Information

Valid from
Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide & Brisbane
Other departure cities
Clients ex Hobart add $110pp & Perth add $260pp
Booking Deposit
$1,000 per person
Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $350pp pre-paid
Single Supplement
From $3,225
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

Taxes
Total cost includes air taxes

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