From (AUD)$24,495
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 — Min 4, Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $560pp 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!

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

Visit the thunderous Iguazu Falls and explore both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides.

Special Experiences

An experience like no other, we’ll journey to a nearby village where we will make a donation based on the needs of the community and learn about their daily lives.
Learn the importance of the Shaman and feel enlightened on our visit that includes a spiritual cleansing for our group.
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.
Travel to a local Andean community to experience a Pachamanka ceremony. This Inca ritual involves preparing a meal of vegetables and meat, cooked in the earth, and covered by hot lava stones, which we will enjoy for lunch.
Learn to prepare traditional Peruvian dishes with fresh ingredients and expert guidance from local chefs before savouring our creations for lunch.
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.
Discover Old Rio on a walking tour and enjoy a farm-to-cup Brazilian coffee tasting experience.
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
  • Visit a local village and make a donation to the community
  • Experience a spiritual cleansing from a local Shaman
  • Greet the ‘campesinos’ in their traditional dress on a walking tour of the Guamote market
  • Meet the children and staff at Guamote's Inti Sisa
  • Visit the Palacio Real community for lunch and taste llama meat
  • Witness the volcanic scenery and towering snow-capped peaks in Chimborazo Volcano National Park
  • Enjoy a Chiva bus ride into the rainforest
  • See the Devil’s Cauldron Waterfall in Baños
  • Swing at the end of the world at Casa del Arbol
  • Sample 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
  • Experience a Pachamanka ceremony at a local Andean community
  • Stop and shop in Cotacachi, Ecuador's famous leather capital
  • Visit Cuicocha Crater Lake for a boat ride
  • Tour Otavalo's handicraft market, Plaza de Ponchos
  • Enjoy morning tea in a 20th century hacienda and tour La Compania Rose Plantation
  • Relax in the thermal hot springs of Papallacta
  • Visit Guango Lodge and 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
  • Enjoy a treetop canopy walk in the Sucusari Reserve
  • Go piranha fishing
  • Witness the amazing Victoria Regia lilies
  • Learn about the Amazon’s medicinal plants from a local shaman
  • Learn about local Indian culture at a Yagua village
  • Discover the Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman
  • Explore the San Pedro Market
  • Enjoy a cooking class at the Rooftop Kitchen in Cusco
  • Visit Qoricancha, the Temple of the Sun and the 17th-century cathedral
  • Travel into the Sacred Valley and visit the village of Awanacancha
  • Stop in Pisac and explore the 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
  • Tour the lost Incan city of Machu Picchu on an in-depth, guided tour
  • Travel by Vistadome train to Ollantaytambo
  • Stop 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
  • Tour Lima and visit the 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
  • Discover Old Rio on a walking tour and taste some coffee
  • Enjoy a traditional Brazilian churrasco grill dinner at Fogo de Chão
  • Spend 2 nights at the Hotel Gran Melia Iguazu inside Iguazu Falls National Park, with the amazing waterfalls right on your doorstep.
  • Explore both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of Iguazu Falls
  • See the birds at the Parque das Aves Bird Park

Dance the night away in grand Buenos Aires

  • Tour the colonial town of Colonia, Uruguay
  • Discover Buenos Aires on a city tour, including the La Boca district, Recoleta Cemetery and Colon Theatre
  • Experience Argentina's 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

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 Sumaq Machu Picchu 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
  • Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, Machu Picchu
  • 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, 11 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:

  • $975pp - 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! 
  • 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. 
  • 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 excursions are based on minimum participants and are subject to availability. The length of optional excursions advised is an approximate only. Optional excursions 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 excursions 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

At Bunnik Tours, we pride ourselves on our ability to create unique, once in a lifetime small group tours that are filled with incredible experiences you might not be able to have on your own, or in a larger group. However, that does mean aspects of our itineraries can be challenging for some travellers.

We want to make sure all Bunnik Tours travellers enjoy their trip, not struggle through it, so let’s work together to ensure you’re on the right tour for your fitness level.

Fitness to Travel Requirements

Within seven days of making your booking, you will need to complete a Passenger Registration form, which also includes a fitness to travel declaration.

In this declaration, you must confirm you’re able to do the following:

  • Walk for a minimum of 2-3 hours daily at a group pace, on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, often in humid forest areas
  • Regularly walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  • Stand for extended periods of time without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  • Carry your own luggage
  • Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats
  • Manage extended periods of time at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres)

If you do not feel that you can confidently manage all of the requirements set out above, please work with our team of Travel Specialists to find an alternative that is better suited to your current level of fitness.

Please visit our Fitness to Travel page for full details on our fitness policy.

FITNESS TO TRAVEL

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates a particularly challenging day, where there will be extended periods of walking time, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

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Dates & Prices South American Discovery

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
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01 Apr 24
05 May 24
$24,495
On Request
06 May 24
09 Jun 24
$24,495
Guaranteed Departure
12 Aug 24
15 Sep 24
$24,495
Guaranteed Departure
16 Sep 24
20 Oct 24
$24,495
Guaranteed Departure
11 Nov 24
15 Dec 24
$24,495
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Additional Information

Valid from
Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide & Brisbane
Other departure cities
Clients ex Hobart add $120pp & Perth add $260pp
Booking Deposit
$1,000 per person
Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $560pp pre-paid
Single Supplement
From $4,775
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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