From (AUD)$22,295
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 16
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $320pp pre-paid
Transport — Boat, Cable Car, Coach, Plane & Train
No Hidden Extras

Straddling the border of Argentina and Brazil, Iguazu Falls is one of the world’s largest and most spectacular waterfalls. Feel the power as you stand on a platform suspended over the Devil’s Throat.

Explore the many incredible sites of Cusco, including Sacsayhuaman, Qoricancha and the streets of Barrio de San Blas.

Explore the beautiful 'white city' of Arequipa, framed by 3 towering volcanoes

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

In the 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. Watching this amazing bird in flight is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Wake to the thunderous sound and breathtaking image of the cascading falls, as we spend the next two nights at the opulent Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, within the Iguazu National Park, in your Deluxe Falls View room.

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 sumptuous brunch, accompanied by a selection of Peruvian wines.
All aboard the luxurious Andean Explorer train as we travel from Cusco to Puno. Unwind in your splendid cabin as the train winds its way through the majestic High Andes Mountains.
We travel to one of the country’s oldest estancias, where we spend the night and have the opportunity to take part in horse riding, asados and yerba maté tasting.

Itinerary South America In-Style

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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
  • Visit the famous Larco Museum, containing priceless Incan artefacts
  • Enjoy a tour and dinner at historic Casa Aliaga
  • Visit Qoricancha, the Temple of the Sun
  • Explore the ancient Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman in Cusco and the San Pedro Market
  • Check out the local wares offered at La Vicuñita and Urpi Joyeria
  • Take a walking tour of Cusco’s Plaza de Armas, visiting the 17th century cathedral and the beautiful San Blas neighbourhood
  • Sit back, relax and indulge in a sumptuous 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 explore the ruins at your own pace
  • Spend the night in a junior suite at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
  • Travel by Vistadome train to Ollantaytambo
  • Visit a local chicheria and try some of the local delicacy, guinea pig
  • Tour the town and fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo
  • Be welcomed into a local home and gain insight into daily life
  • Experience a traditional Paso Horse show over lunch 'al fresco' at Ranch Wayra in Urubamba
  • Visit the Seminario pottery workshop in Urubamba
  • Day trek through the villages and incredible scenery in the Sacred Valley or choose to explore the patchwork of the salt pans at Maras and the elliptical terraces of Moray
  • Stop in the small town of Pisac and explore the impressive ruins and lively market
  • Enjoy a traditional Peruvian weaving demonstration in the village of Awanacancha
  • Wander through the cobblestone streets of Cusco, the ancient Incan capital
  • 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 to the incredible floating reed Uros Islands. Then visit Taquile Island and learn about the local traditions of the island’s inhabitants
  • Enjoy the scenery of Lake Lagunillas and visit Sumbay Caves
  • Visit the Cross of the Condor and watch the majestic Andean condors as they cruise over the morning thermals
  • Stroll through the villages of Yanque, Achoma, Maca and Pinohollo and stop at the mountain terraces of Antahuilque
  • Discover the "white city" of Arequipa and its beautiful buildings built from volcanic stone

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

  • Spend 2 nights in Iguazu Falls at the grand Belmond Das Cataratas hotel in a Falls View room. The amazing waterfalls are 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 Bird Park
  • Spend 3 nights in Rio de Janeiro staying in the heart of Copacabana Beach. Enjoy the vistas 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
  • Visit Museu Do Amanhã
  • Enjoy a traditional Brazilian churrasco grill dinner at Fogo de Chao

An Argentinian Escapade

  • Discover the grand city of Buenos Aires on a city tour, including a visit to the stunning Colon Theatre
  • Explore the opulent El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore
  • Stop at San Antonio de Areco
  • Spend the night in one of Argentina’s oldest Estancias
  • Take part in gaucho traditions from horse riding to asado and yerba maté tasting
  • 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, $320pp pre-paid
  • Tipping is not included for the Andean Explorer train and will need to be paid locally. We suggest you allow for approximately US$10-15 per person, per day

 

Accommodation

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  • 21 nights in 5 star deluxe hotels
  • 2 nights on board the opulent Belmond Andean Explorer Train
  • 1 night at La Bamba Argentinian Estancia

Properties include:

  • JW Marriott Hotel, Lima
    • Situated in Lima's sophisticated Miraflores district, our 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.
  • JW Marriott Hotel El Convento Cusco, 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. Wander the remarkable grounds; the two exhibition halls showcase Peruvian artifacts, and daily tours are offered of their San Agustín Convent. Offering the ideal location to explore the city, just steps away from the historic Plaza de Armas.
  • Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Aguas Calientes
    • 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. Offering a separate sitting area, you’ll love relaxing by the fire in your spacious junior suite. Savour the delights at their first-class restaurant, boasting stunning views of the rushing Vilcanota River.   
  • Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Sacred Valley
  • Belmond Andean Explorer Train
    • Your time aboard this opulent train 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 the perfect places to unwind, designed to offer modern comfort with traditional flourishes.
  • Belmond Las Casitas, Colca Canyon
  • Casa Andina Premium Arequipa, Arequipa
  • Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas, Iguazu Falls
    • o   As the only hotel located within Brazil's Iguazu National Park, you will love your incredible views from your Falls View room. Guests can enjoy exclusive access to the falls, taking the short stroll 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.
  • Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
    • Since its Art Deco doors swung open in 1923, this glamorous landmark has been welcoming the rich and famous. A truly iconic city-centre hotel located on the famous Copacabana beachfront, it offers luxurious rooms with marbled bathrooms and panoramic ocean views. With a wellness spa and 3 gastronomic restaurants, enjoy soaking up the sun in the pool or join Brazil’s style setters at the Piano Bar.
  • Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires
    • In the heart of the upscale Recoleta district, this famous hotel offers plush accommodation with stylish décor. 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 and features 2 charming restaurants. Enjoy spacious rooms, boasting a private spa bath and separate shower.
  • La Bamba Argentinian Estancia
    • Located 120 km from Buenos Aires 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. Being welcomed into a private home, steeped in history 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.

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

Meals

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  • 24 breakfasts, 8 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

Some things to note

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Please note:

  • Tipping is not included for the Andean Explorer train and will need to be paid locally. We suggest you allow for approximately US$10-15 per person, per day
  • On day 4 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 the Sacred Valley so it is there for 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.
  • On days 11 and 12 we will be overnighting on the Belmond Andean Explorer train. Only 5 kilograms of hand luggage per person is permitted in your cabin. Your main suitcase will be stored in the luggage coach, however you will only be able to access this by contacting staff on board the train. We recommend any essential items such as medication be stored in your hand luggage for ease of access.

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.

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

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12 Sep 22
08 Oct 22
$22,295
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14 Nov 22
10 Dec 22
$22,295
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Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $320pp pre-paid
Single Supplement
From $10,350
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.

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