From (AUD)$18,995
Days35
Airfares included
Embark on an in-depth journey across scenic South America. Discover the beauty of volcanic Ecuador, venture into the Amazon Jungle and travel through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu. Uncover incredible authentic, local experiences at every turn. Cross the continent to thundering Iguazu Falls, experience the hustle and bustle of Rio and dance the tango in Buenos Aires.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $425pp pre-paid
Transport — Boat, Cable Car, Chiva, Coach, Ferry, Hydrofoil, Plane & Train
No Hidden Extras

Hike through the rainforest to the Devil’s Cauldron Waterfall, accessed by a suspension bridge over the majestic Pastaza River Gorge.

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

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.

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

Special Experiences

Learn the importance of the Shaman and feel enlightened on our visit that includes a spiritual cleansing for our group.
An experience like no other, we’ll journey to a nearby village and test our haggling skills to buy a pig from a local farmer. Our newly acquired pig will accompany us on our bus ride to a neighbouring village where we will present them with the pig as our gift, naming the pig and learning about the community.
Sample a range of products, including tequila, made from the agave plant at Casa Agave, while enjoying lunch and learning the myriad of uses of this versatile plant.
Travelling to a local Andean community, we will enjoy an enriching experience through a Pachamanka ceremony, traditionally reserved for special occasions. This Inca ritual involves preparing a meal of vegetables and meat, cooked in the earth, and covered by hot lava stones. Enjoy this scrumptious meal for lunch.
Learn how to make the deliciously sweet and sour cocktail, Pisco Sour. For decades it has been regarded as the signature drink of Peru.
Pull up a blanket and cushion, as we picnic on the banks overlooking the picturesque Huaypo Lagoon and sample the delicious array of local produce prepared by the renowned Cicciolina restaurant of Cusco.
Don your dancing shoes for a traditional tango lesson, then enjoy a lively dinner and show.

Itinerary South American Discovery

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions South American Discovery

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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Be surprised by enchanting Ecuador

  • Travel through the Ecuadorian highlands to Guamote
  • Haggle for a pig before gifting it to a local community
  • Experience a spiritual cleaning from a local Shaman
  • Greet the ‘campesinos’ in their traditional dress on a walking tour of the famous Guamote market
  • Meet the gorgeous children and staff at Guamote's Inti Sisa
  • Visit the Palacio Real community for lunch and taste some llama meat, if you're game!
  • Witness the volcanic scenery and towering snow-capped peaks in Chimborazo Volcano National Park
  • Enjoy a fun Chiva bus ride into the rainforest
  • Behold the incredible Devil’s Cauldron Waterfall in Baños
  • Swing at the end of the world at Casa del Arbol
  • Sample the produce at Casa Agave
  • Stop at the Mitad del Mundo, the Middle of the World
  • Explore the Inti Ñan Solar Museum
  • Spend 2 nights in an historic hacienda near Otavalo
  • Tour Otavalo's colourful handicraft market, Plaza de Ponchos
  • Experience a Pachamanka ceremony at a local Andean community
  • Stop and shop in Cotacachi, Ecuador's famous leather capital
  • Visit Cuicocha Crater Lake at the foot of the Cotacachi Volcano to enjoy a boat ride
  • Enjoy morning tea in a 20th century hacienda and tour La Compania Rose Plantation
  • Relax in the thermal hot springs of volcanic Papallacta
  • Visit Guango Lodge – stroll the grounds spotting hummingbirds and orchids
  • Explore Quito on a city tour including Independence Square, La Compania Church, San Francisco Monastery, the Cathedral and the El Panecillo lookout.

 Discover the wonders of Peru

  • Explore the Amazon Jungle from Iquitos
  • Embark on a treetop canopy walk in the Sucusari Reserve
  • Go piranha fishing
  • Witness the amazing Victoria Regia lilies
  • Visit a local shaman to learn about the Amazon’s medicinal plants
  • Learn about local Indian culture at a Yagua village
  • Explore the San Pedro Market
  • Discover the ancient Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman
  • Visit Qoricancha, the Temple of the Sun and the 17th century cathedral
  • Join a Pisco Sour making class
  • Travel into Sacred Valley and visit the village of Awanacancha
  • Stop in Pisac and explore the lively market
  • Visit the Inkariy Museum
  • Tour the town and fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo
  • Be welcomed into a local home and gain insight into daily life
  • Enjoy a decadent picnic lunch at Huaypo Lagoon
  • Explore the salt ponds at Maras
  • Visit the Seminario pottery workshop in Urubamba
  • Travel by Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes, gateway to Machu Picchu!
  • Tour 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. Continue to Cusco by road, stopping at Chinchero to visit the temple
  • Travel through the High Andes Mountains to Puno
  • Cruise to the floating Uros Islands
  • Cross the lake to Copacabana on the Bolivian side and visit the churches of Pomata, Juli and the Copacabana Cathedral
  • Travel by hydrofoil on Lake Titicaca to visit Moon and Sun Island
  • Discover the sights of Lima on a city tour and visit the famous Larco Museum

 Experience the excitement of Rio and feel the thunder of Iguazu Falls

  • 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 Chao
  • 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
  • See the exotic birds at the Parque das Aves Bird Park

Dance the night away in grand Buenos Aires

  • Tour the timeless, colonial town of Colonia, Uruguay
  • Discover the grand city of Buenos Aires on a city tour, including the La Boca district, Recoleta Cemetery and Colon Theatre
  • 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
  • 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, $425pp pre-paid

Accommodation

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  • 24 nights in 3-5 star hotels
  • 2 nights at historic Hacienda Pinsaqui near Otavalo
  • 3 nights in an Amazon Jungle lodge near Iquitos
  • 1 night stay at the 5 star Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
  • 2 night stay inside Iguazu Falls National Park at the 5 star Hotel Gran Melia Iguazu

Properties include:

  • Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport, Lima
  • Inti Sisi Art Guesthouse, Guamote
  • Hotel La Floresta, Baños
  • Hacienda Pinsaqui, Otavalo
  • Termas de Papallacta, Papallacta
  • Hotel Mama Cuchara by Art Hotels, Quito
  • Ceiba Tops Lodge, Amazon jungle
  • Novotel Cusco, Cusco
  • Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay, Sacred Valley
  • Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Casa Andina Premium Puno, Puno
  • Innside by Melia Lima Miraflores, Lima
  • Miramar Hotel by Windsor, Rio de Janeiro
  • Hotel Gran Melia Iguazu, Iguazu Falls, Argentina
  • The Alvear Art Hotel, Buenos Aires

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

Meals

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  • 32 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 10 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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Inca Trail Permit

  • $595pp - Minimum and maximum numbers may apply. Solo supplementary pricing applies. This option must be pre-booked. Not available in February. Good physical fitness is required for this high-altitude trek.

 Please note:

  • If you would like to bring something from home to donate to the students at Inti Sisa, we recommend Lego, toothbrushes, puzzles, pencils, pens, paper or colouring-in books - the kids will absolutely love it!
  • On day 17 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 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 day 22 be careful not to take any photos at the border of Peru and Bolivia as this is considered illegal.
  • You will need a light jumper and waterproof jacket/poncho for your visit to Iguazu Falls.

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 South American Discovery

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 South American Discovery

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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    
19 Sep 22
23 Oct 22
$18,995
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07 Nov 22
11 Dec 22
$18,995
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Additional Information

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Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide & Brisbane
Other departure cities
Clients ex Hobart add $110pp & Perth add $260pp
Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $425pp pre-paid
Single Supplement
From $4,250
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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