From (AUD)$19,995
Days29
Airfares included
Uncover incredible South America on this cross-continental adventure. Dance the tango in Buenos Aires, see the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio and the powerful Iguazu Falls. 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. Then follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin on the incredible Galapagos Islands.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $290pp pre-paid for land arrangements. On board the cruise tipping is payable locally, suggested amounts of approx. $15pp US per day for crew and $10pp US per day for the guide
Transport — Boat, Coach, Luxury Motor Yacht, Plane & Train
No Hidden Extras
Enjoy a tour of the pristine Paracas National Reserve and see the mysterious Candelabra geoglyph.
Visit Parque das Aves in Iguazu Falls. Set deep in the rainforest, it is home to more than 150 species of tropical birds, including toucans and macaws.
Visit the icons of Rio, including Corcovado Hill, the Statue of Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain.

Enjoy a magical day travelling through the Sacred Valley to the legendary Lost city of the Incas - Machu Picchu!

Special Experiences

Don your dancing shoes for a traditional tango lesson, then enjoy a lively dinner and show.
Enjoy an Andean brunch, with traditional chicha and cuy, a regional delicacy of guinea pig.
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.
We fly to the amazing Galapagos Islands, one of the world's best destinations for viewing wildlife. We'll enjoy lunch at a heritage property amongst the giant tortoises once we arrive.

Itinerary Highlights of South America & the Galapagos

Itinerary

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Inclusions Highlights of South America & the Galapagos

Inclusions

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 where Eva Peron is buried, and a visit to the stunning Colon Theatre.
  • Experience Argentina's famous Tango at a dinner show and lesson in Buenos Aires.

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

  • 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.
  • Enjoy a traditional Brazilian churrasco grill dinner at Fogo de Chao.
  • Spend 2 nights at the Belmond Das Cataratas hotel inside Iguazu Falls National Park, with the amazing waterfalls right on your doorstep.
  • Visit the thunderous Iguazu Falls! Explore both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides, including the famous Devil's Throat.
  • Get up close and personal with stunning, exotic birds at the Parque Das Aves Bird Park.

Discover the wonders of Peru

  • Discover the sights of Lima on a city tour and visit the famous Larco Museum, containing priceless Incan artefacts.
  • Discover Cusco on a walking tour, visiting the 17th century cathedral and Koricancha, the Temple of the Sun, considered the most spectacular temple of the Incan empire.
  • Travel into the magical Sacred Valley and visit the village Awanacancha to see locals weaving and meet the herds of llamas, alpacas, guanacos and vicunas.
  • Stop in the small town of Pisac and explore the lively market.
  • Tour the town of Ollantaytambo, then visit a house for a taste of local life.
  • Visit a local chicheria. Learn about and taste the traditional chicha and try some of the local delicacy, guinea pig.
  • 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 enjoy some time to 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 for a traditional weaving demonstration.
  • Explore the San Pedro Market and the ancient Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman in Cusco.
  • Take a scenic flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines, a series of ancient geoglyphs depicting hundreds of figures in the middle of the Nazca desert.
  • Enjoy a visit to scenic Paracas National Reserve.
  • Discover the amazing wildlife of the Ballestas Islands in Paracas, a vibrant sanctuary home to many birds and animals, including the endangered Humboldt penguins.

Follow in the footsteps of Darwin on the Galapagos Islands

  • Take a panoramic tour of Guayaquil including Parque de las Iguanas, Cathedral of Saint Peter, Malecon 2000, City hall and the Simon Bolivar and San Martin Monuments.
  • Spend 4 magical nights aboard the luxury motor yacht, Isabela II, and marvel at the wildlife in the famous Galapagos Islands. Enjoy lunch among the giant tortoises, visit Santa Fe, South Plaza, North Seymour and Bartolome islands and witness the unique animals and birds that call this archipelago home - blue-footed boobys, frigate birds, iguanas, sea lions and brilliant coloured crabs!

Not included

  • INGALA Galapagos Visitor Card – $20pp US
  • Galapagos National Park Fee - $100pp US
  • Wetsuit rental fee - $17pp US + tax 

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to South America. Taxes included
  • 9 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, $290pp pre-paid for land arrangements. On board the cruise tipping is payable locally, suggested amounts of approx. $15pp US per day for crew and $10pp US per day for the guide

Accommodation

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  • 19 nights in 3½-4½ star hotels
  • 2 night stay inside Iguazu Falls National Park at the 5 star Belmond das Cataratas Hotel
  • 1 night stay at the 4½ star Inkaterra Machu Picchu Eco Retreat, Aguas Calientes
  • 4 nights on-board luxury motor yacht, Isabela II, in an Upper Classic Twin cabin

Meals

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  • 26 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 8 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking locally based tour director (based on minimum of 8 passengers and excluding cruise)
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available

Some things to note

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Bunnik Tours has a small number of optional extras that may be available to you on your small group tour. These optional extras are based on special-interest activities that don't always appeal to everyone, meaning they're truly optional. To view our optional excursions in South & Central America click here.

Accommodation Highlights of South America & the Galapagos

Accommodation

Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta

Argentina flag Buenos Aires

Located in the prestigious Recoleta district, the Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta is the perfect base for exploring the city of Buenos Aires. The hotel features 175 elegant and spacious rooms with welcoming and warm deco, as well as a restaurant, bar, patisserie, wine cellar and a garden.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; indoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Miramar Hotel by Windsor

Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro

Located right across from the famous Copacabana Beach, the Miramar Hotel by Windsor features a green granite pool, rooftop bar, butler service and a beach service that offers towels, chairs and parasols. The hotel is conveniently located near many shops and restaurants.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; pool; gym; espresso maker

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Hotel Das Cataratas

Brazil flag Iguazu Falls

Hotel Das Cataratas is the only hotel located within Brazil's Iguazu National Park, just a short stroll from the sensational falls. Guests enjoy exclusive access to the falls at dawn and dusk, when the park is closed to all outside visitors. A Portuguese – Colonial residence, this classic Orient-Express hotel is redolent with the atmosphere of relaxing on the veranda or beneath sub-tropical palms. This hotel offers a large pool surrounded by tropical gardens full of orchids, a rainforest spa, 2 restaurants and a verandah bar.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

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Hotel Jose Antonio Deluxe

Peru flag Lima

Hotel Jose Antonio Deluxe is located in the trendy Lima neighborhood of Miraflores. Within walking distance of the Larcomar oceanfront entertainment, dining and shopping complex, as well as Las Pizzas Street, the Miraflores Central Mark and Kennedy Park, this hotel is the perfect base for exploring the Peruvian capital from. The hotel boasts a rooftop outdoor pool with poolside bar and terrace, a fitness centre, a restaurant and bar/lounge. Comfortable guest rooms feature modern conveniences and amenities such as soundproof windows, flat-screen TVs, hair dryers, coffee makers and ironing boards.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Novotel

Peru flag Cusco

The Novotel in Cusco is ideally located in the historic city centre close to the Plaza de Armas and Cathedral. This hotel is housed in a renovated 16th century building with spacious modern rooms and hosts an atmospheric restaurant and bar in an atrium at the centre of the hotel.

Facilities: wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities (public areas)

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Pakaritampu

Peru flag Sacred Valley

The name Pakaritampu derives from the Quechua words 'pakari' meaning dawn and 'tampu' meaning home. Pakaritampu Hotel is located in the Sacred Valley in the quaint village of Ollantaytambo, just 2 minutes from the train station with direct connection to Machu Picchu. The town of Ollantaytambo is the starting point of the Inca Trail, a beautiful place that also offers various tourist attractions, shops, restaurants and cafes.

Facilities: wifi; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities (public areas)

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Inkaterra Pueblo Hotel

Peru flag Machu Picchu

An intimate 85-cottage luxury hotel in a sprawling Andean-style village within 12 acres of secluded exquisite beauty, where guests follow stone pathways to their rooms, located in comfortable whitewashed casitas nestled into terraced hills. Spa services use sublime natural essences, and a first-class restaurant boasts stunning views of the rushing Vilcanota River. Savor a cup of tea by a crackling fire in the hotel reception lounge and discover the indulgences, amenities and excursions that await you.

Facilities: wifi; outdoor swimming pool

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La Hacienda Bahia Hotel

Peru flag Paracas

The Hacienda Bahia Paracas Hotel is located just three hours south of Lima, on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Paracas, where luxury and simplicity blend perfectly. Every room has been designed to provide a comfortable stay and the opportunity to experience the tranquillity of life on the bay. The restaurant, El Coral, offers the best view of the bay. This breathtaking view is combined with an exquisite menu, the comfort of the dining room, and the genuine warmth of its service.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities (public areas)

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Hotel Oro Verde

Ecuador flag Guayaquil

Hotel Oro Verde is located downtown in Guayaquil's modern business district, just a short trip from historic Malecon. A European-style hotel with luxurious accommodations. Along with 5 restaurants, this hotel has a full-service spa and an outdoor pool, a health club, a bar/lounge, and a poolside bar are also on site. All rooms feature thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers.

Facilities: air-conditioning; wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Isabella II

Ecuador flag Galapagos Islands

When travelling to the amazing Galapagos Islands you want to travel in style and the Isabela II offers exactly that. This luxury motor yacht offers space to 40 passengers and provides all the luxury amenities to travel in comfort. Did you know that the crew of the Isabela has remained virtually unchanged for years? This proves their dedication and you will experience their excellent service from the moment you set foot on this amazing cruise ship. On board facilities include a dining area, bar-lounge, business centre, souvenir shop, library, fitness area, sundeck with jacuzzi, stargazing program, glass bottom boat to observe marine life, snorkelling gear and kayaks.

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Information Highlights of South America & the Galapagos

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
  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 Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 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 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

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Dates & Prices Highlights of South America & the Galapagos

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    
21 Sep 20
19 Oct 20
$19,995
Guaranteed Departure
19 Oct 20
16 Nov 20
$19,995
Available
16 Nov 20
14 Dec 20
$19,995
Available

Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $290pp pre-paid for land arrangements. On board the cruise tipping is payable locally, suggested amounts of approx. $15pp US per day for crew and $10pp US per day for the guide
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $1,425
Single Supplement
From $9,150
Day/Date Variations
Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
Taxes & Fuel Costs
Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
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.

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