From (AUD)$22,695
Days27
Airfares included
Discover the very best of South America, staying at some of the continent’s grandest hotels and enjoying the old-world charm of luxury rail journeys. Experience the magic of the Sacred Valley, wander through the ancient city of Machu Picchu and explore volcanic Arequipa. Visit the wonder that is Iguazu Falls, vibrant Rio and grand Buenos Aires.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $310pp pre-paid . Note that tipping is not included for the Andean Explorer train and will need to be paid locally.
Transport — Boat, Coach, Plane & Train
No Hidden Extras
Explore the many incredible sites of Cusco, including Sacsayhuaman, Koricancha and the streets of Barrio de San Blas.
Explore the beautiful 'white city' of Arequipa, framed by 3 towering volcanoes
Explore the fascinating floating Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca, and visit Taquile Island to learn about the unique traditions of the locals.
Stay in the heart of Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana Beach, taking in the panoramic ocean views and soaking up the culture.

Special Experiences

This evening we’ll tour Lima's oldest colonial mansion, Casa Aliaga, before a decadent 3-course dinner in the dining room, courtyard or main salon.
Experience a famous Paso horse show over lunch 'al fresco', then visit the renowned Seminario pottery workshop.
The Cross of the Condor is the deepest point of the Colca Canyon. It is where the majestic Andean condor can be seen cruising over the morning thermals.
Get up close and personal with more than 150 species of stunning, exotic birds at the famous Parque das Aves Bird Park.

Deluxe Experiences

Enjoy a magical day as we travel on the Hiram Bingham train through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu. Sit back, relax and indulge in a decadent brunch, accompanied by a selection of Peruvian wines.
Board the Andean Explorer train in Cusco. Unwind in your luxurious cabin as the train begins its journey through the majestic High Andes Mountains to Puno. Savour lunch in one of the elegant dining cars. Enjoy a sensational sunset over the La Raya Mountains as you dine this evening, then retire to the bar as the train continues to Lake Titicaca.
We travel to one of the country’s oldest estancias, where we spend the night and take part in horse riding, asados and yerba maté tasting.

Itinerary South America In-Style

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions South America In-Style

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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Discover the wonders of Peru

  • Discover the sights of Lima on a city tour including the Colonial and Barranco districts, and view the treasures of the Lima Art Museum - MALI.
  • Enjoy a tour and dinner at Casa Aliaga - a historic mansion as old as Lima itself and the oldest house in the Americas. The house has been owned and lived in by the Aliaga family and their descendants since Francisco Pizarro granted the land to Jeronimo de Aliaga in 1535.
  • Visit the Koricancha, Temple of the Sun, considered the most spectacular temple of the Incan empire.
  • Explore the ancient Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman followed by a visit to the buzzing San Pedro Market, selling all things weird and wonderful.
  • Discover Cusco on a walking tour, visiting the 17th century cathedral and the beautiful San Blas neighbourhood.
  • Sit back, relax and indulge in a decadent brunch, accompanied by Peruvian wines on-board the luxury Hiram Bingham train 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 heavenly nature retreat in Aguas Calientes.
  • Travel by Vistadome train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Visit a local chicheria. Learn about and taste the traditional chicha and try some of the local delicacy, guinea pig.
  • Tour the town and fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo, then visit a house for a taste of local life.
  • Experience a traditional Paso Horse show over lunch 'al fresco' at Ranch Wayra in Urubamba.
  • Visit the Seminario pottery workshop in Urubamba, contextualising styles and techniques used in Peru's ancient cultures.
  • Day trek through the villages and incredible scenery in the Sacred Valley or choose to visit the elliptical terraces of Moray and the patchwork salt pans of Maras.
  • Stop in the small town of Pisac and explore the impressive ruins and lively market.
  • Enjoy a traditional Peruvian weaving demonstration at Awanacancha.
  • Wander through the cobblestone streets of Cusco, the ancient Incan capital nestled high in the Andes Mountains.
  • Marvel at the amazing scenery from the opulent Belmond Andean Explorer train travelling through the High Andes Mountains from Cuzco to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca and then continuing on to Cañahuas in the Colca Valley.
  • Cruise out to the incredible floating reed Uros Islands, made entirely out of reeds from the lake. Then visit Taquile Island and learn about the unique traditions of the islands' inhabitants.
  • Enjoy the spellbinding, rugged scenery of Lake Lagunillas then visit Sumbay Caves, home to fascinating cave paintings estimated to be almost 8000 years old.
  • Visit the Cross of the Condor, the canyon's deepest point, and watch the majestic Andean condors as they cruise over the morning thermals.
  • Stroll through the villages of Yanque, Alchoma, Maca and Pinohollo and stop at the mountain terraces of Antahuilque to learn about the importance of the balconies and hanging tombs.
  • Discover the "white city" of Arequipa and its beautiful buildings built from volcanic stone. See Santa Catalina Convent, Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Church of La Compania and Carmen Alto viewpoint.

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

  • Watch Iguazu Falls thundering down from a Falls View room at the grand Belmond Das Cataratas hotel.
  • 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, set deep in the rainforest.
  • Look out over Copacabana Beach from an Ocean View room at the famous Copacabana Palace Hotel.
  • Tour the iconic sights of Rio including the Statue of Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Hill.
  • Enjoy a traditional Brazillian churrasco grill dinner at Fogo de Chao.

An Argentinian Escapade

  • 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.
  • Stop at San Antonio de Areco
  • Spend the night in one of Argentina's oldest Estancias. Take part in traditions such as horse riding and asado and yerba tasting and learn about the gaucho heritage.
  • Experience Argentina's famous Tango at a dinner show and lesson in Buenos Aires.

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, $310pp pre-paid. Please note that tipping is not included for the Andean Explorer train and will need to be paid locally, suggested amount is approx. $10-15pp US per day

Accommodation

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  • 20 nights in 5 star deluxe hotels including:
    • JW Marriott Hotels in Cusco & Lima
    • Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, Iguazu Falls
    • Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
    • The Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires
  • 2 night journey on board the opulent Belmond Andean Explorer Train
  • 1 night stay at the 4½ star Inkaterra Machu Picchu Eco Retreat, Aguas Calientes
  • 1 night at La Bamba Argentinian Estancia

Meals

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  • 24 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 9 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)
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available

Accommodation South America In-Style

Accommodation

JW Marriott Hotel

Peru flag Lima

Enjoy a memorable hotel experience at The JW Marriott Hotel Lima. Offering guests superior service, luxury accommodations, and an unbeatable location, the resort caters to the discerning and adventuresome traveller. Located in Lima's sophisticated Miraflores district, the hotel is located near top fine dining restaurants, notable historic sites, and picturesque public spaces. The stylish guest rooms feature spectacular ocean views and include amenities like marble bathrooms and designer bedding. Savour fine Peruvian dining at one of the two acclaimed restaurants in the hotel, book a spa treatment at the Health Club, or break a sweat in the state-of-the-art fitness centre.

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

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JW Marriott Hotel El Convento

Peru flag Cusco

An extraordinary travel experience awaits you in Peru at the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco. Built atop ancient Incan ruins and situated around a 16th-century convent, this resort is a veritable museum in the historic city of Cusco. Stylishly decorated, the luxury guest rooms feature amenities like sumptuous marble bathrooms, breathtaking courtyard views, and plush bedding. Guests will find it easy to spend an afternoon wandering the remarkable grounds; the two exhibition halls showcase Peruvian artifacts, and daily tours are offered of their San Agustín Convent. Enjoy a signature pisco sour at the Qespi Bar, or visit the Pirqa Restaurant for one of Cusco's finest dining experiences. Located just steps way from the historic Plaza de Armas, this hotel offers a superb location from which to explore the city. Modernity and history combine for dazzling results at the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco.

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

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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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Tambo del Inka Resort & Spa

Peru flag Sacred Valley

With a privileged location in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the luxurious Tambo del Inka is the only hotel in Urubamba with a private train station to Machu Picchu. Facilities include a pool and spa. The elegant rooms feature native fabrics and local design, and have private balconies with views of the natural surroundings and exclusive marble bathrooms. Hawa restaurant serves delicious new Andean cuisine made with organic, homegrown ingredients. Kiri bar and terrace serves light snacks and cocktails, and guests can enjoy a daily breakfast buffet.

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

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Belmond Andean Explorer

Peru flag Cusco to Lake Titicaca

Belmond Andean Explorer is a luxury train that transports up to 48 passengers through Peru in peerless style. Sister to the celebrated Belmond Hiram Bingham train, your time aboard promises to be every bit as inspiring as your off-board moments of discovery. Inviting, indulgent accommodation and refined Andean cuisine ensure an unforgettable journey. Observation, Lounge and Spa Cars are are the perfect places to unwind, designed to offer modern comfort with traditional flourishes.

Facilities: air-conditioning; on-board restaurant & bar, spa car

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Belmond Las Casitas

Peru flag Colca Canyon

Blending effortlessly with the natural environment, this secluded 20-room hideaway offers a rare opportunity to experience the traditional beauty of Peru. Spot condors high overhead, hike through the sprawling fields or visit the hotel’s farm. Spend time in harmony with the astounding nature and warm local communities of this lush valley. This time is yours to savor, with complete freedom to do as much or as little as you wish. All villas at Las Casitas del Colca are designed with care. They each feature a private terrace with a heated pool with views of the canyon and gardens. In addition they have a spacious bathroom, 3 showers and glass-ceilings, allowing guests to stargaze as they shower. They are also equipped with a minibar and an Ipod Docking Station. The sofa is situated in front of the cosy fire place.

Facilities: wifi; safe deposit box, minibar, spa and wellness centre, iPod dock

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Casa Andina Premium

Peru flag Arequipa

Restored to its original grandeur, this storied pillar colonial mansion is as much living museum as it is hotel. Inhabiting the 1794 former Casa de la Moneda (Mint House)—a National Historic Monument — it is Arequipa’s finest hotel and one of the most sumptuous hotels to stay in all of Peru. Brilliantly illuminated at night, the hotel is located in the heart of Arequipa’s historic quarter.

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

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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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Copacabana Palace Hotel

Brazil flag Rio de Janeiro

This glamorous landmark is one of the finest hotels in Rio de Janeiro. Since its Art Deco doors swung open in 1923, Belmond Copacabana Palace has been welcoming the rich and famous. A truly iconic city-centre hotel, this is the best place to stay in Rio. It offers luxurious rooms with marbled bathrooms and panoramic ocean views, located on Rio de Janeiro´s Copacabana beachfront. Services include a wellness spa and 3 gastronomic restaurants. Soak up the sun in the magnificent pool or join Brazil’s style setters at the Piano Bar.

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

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Alvear Palace Hotel

Argentina flag Buenos Aires

In the heart of the upscale Recoleta district, the famous Alvear Palace Hotel offers plush accommodation with stylish, luxurious décor. Facilities include a spa, a modern fitness centre and 2 charming restaurants. The Fine Arts Museum is 150 metres away and the Recoleta Cemetery is just 200 metres away. The hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Boasting a private spa bath and separate shower, rooms at Palace Alvear Hotel are spacious, and fitted with Louis XVI style work desks and seating areas.

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

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Estancia La Bamba

Argentina flag San Antonio de Areco

Located only 120 km from Buenos Aires and close to San Antonio de Areco in the heart of the Pampa, La Bamba is one of the oldest estancias in Argentina. This boutique accommodation successfully combines luxurious comfort and colonial elegance. The feeling of being welcomed into a private home, into a property steeped in history and tradition makes it a special and timeless place for relaxation. Exquisite cuisine, refined service, gaucho traditions and equestrian sports add to the unique magic of La Bamba.

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

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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, Nicaragua, 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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11 May 20
06 Jun 20
$22,695
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13 Jul 20
08 Aug 20
$22,695
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14 Sep 20
10 Oct 20
$22,995
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16 Nov 20
12 Dec 20
$22,995
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Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $310pp pre-paid . Note that tipping is not included for the Andean Explorer train and will need to be paid locally.
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $1,215
Single Supplement
From $10,350
Day/Date Variations
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Taxes & Fuel Costs
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