From (AUD)$15,595
Airfares included
Immerse yourself in the great wonders of South America. Beginning in Peru, explore the Amazon Jungle, marvel at Machu Picchu, cruise on Lake Titicaca and visit the volcanic Colca Canyon and ‘white city’ of Arequipa. Across the continent in Brazil and Argentina, experience amazing Iguazu Falls and get lost in the colourful cultures of Rio and Buenos Aires.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $370pp pre-paid
Transport — Boat, Coach, Plane & Train
No Hidden Extras

Venture into the incredible Colca Canyon, the world’s deepest canyon and home to some stunning volcanic scenery.

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

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.

Special Experiences

The largest rainforest on Earth, the Amazon Jungle is an incredibly diverse ecosystem. We'll cruise along rivers, canoe across lakes and spot the myriad of native wildlife, including monkeys, giant otters and caiman!
Enjoy an Andean brunch, with traditional chicha and cuy, a regional delicacy of guinea pig.
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.
Visit the stunning Colon Theatre. The main opera house in Buenos Aires, it is ranked as the world's third-best.

Itinerary South American Explorer



Inclusions South American Explorer



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Discover the wonders of Peru

  • Discover the sights of Lima on a city tour and visit the famous Larco Museum, containing priceless Incan artefacts.
  • Explore the Amazon Jungle from Puerto Maldonado, discovering village life, sampling local food and spotting wildlife. Visit beautiful Lake Sandoval and Tambopata Candamo National Reserve, and keep an eye out for the parrots, caiman and the endangered giant river otter.
  • Take a walking tour of Koricancha, the Temple of the Sun, and enjoy the old world ambience over dinner at Casa Qorikancha restaurant, behind the Church of Santo Domingo in Cusco.
  • Explore the San Pedro Market and the ancient Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman in Cusco.
    Discover Cusco on a walking tour, visiting the 17th century cathedral and the beautiful San Blas neighbourhood.
  • 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 impressive ruins and lively market.
  • Tour the town and fortress ruins 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.
  • Explore the patchwork of salt pans at Maras and the elliptical terraces of Moray before visiting the Seminario pottery workshop in Urubamba.
  • 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. Continue to Cusco by road, stopping at Chinchero for a traditional weaving demonstration.
  • Marvel at the amazing scenery travelling through the High Andes Mountains from Cuzco to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
  • 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.
  • Make your way into the incredible Colca Canyon (the world's deepest), via the villages of Patapampa, Chucura, Toccra, Vizcachani and Patahuasi.
  • 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 Pinoholloand 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

  • 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.
  • Spend 3 nights in Rio de Janeiro staying in the heart of Copacabana Beach.
  • Enjoy a traditional Brazillian churrasco grill dinner at Fogo de Chao.
  • Tour the iconic sights of Rio including the Statue of Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Hill.

Dance the night away in grand 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.


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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to South America. Taxes included
  • 6 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, $370pp pre-paid


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  • 19 nights in 3½-4½ star hotels
  • 3 nights in an Amazon Jungle Lodge near Puerto Maldonado
  • 1 night stay at the 4½ star Inkaterra Machu Picchu Eco Retreat, Aguas Calientes
  • 2 night stay inside Iguazu Falls National Park at the 5 star Belmond das Cataratas Hotel


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  • 25 breakfasts, 5 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


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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 South American Explorer


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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Hacienda Concepcion

Peru flag Puerto Maldonado

Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest and accessed by the Madre de Dios river from Puerto Maldonado port, Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion is located in the heart of Puerto Maldonado's Amazon Jungle. The rooms and bungalows provide rustic comfort, with dark wood floors and furniture. Each comes with a private bathroom and forest or oxbow lake views. Guests can make the most of the onsite restaurant and bar, and the hotel can also organise extra excursions like canopy tours, jungle walks and night sailing on the river.

Facilities: safe deposit box

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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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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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Casa Andina Premium

Peru flag Puno

Casa Andina Premium Puno is nestled on the shores of Lake Titicaca and enjoys a spectacular location with stunning views over the highest navigable lake in the world. The property features a restaurant and bar/lounge, as well as a terrace, and complimentary newspapers and a fireplace in the lobby.

Facilities: wifi; safe deposit box; tea & coffee making facilities

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Colca Lodge

Peru flag Colca Canyon

Boasting a wide range of spa services, access to thermal baths and 3 gourmet dining options, this resort offers garden views from every room. Basic internet satellite service is available at the front desk. Rooms feature a warm ambiance - there are parquet floors, rugs, stencilled walls, fire places and decorated wood panelling. Puye Restaurant offers Alpandina cuisine and the BBQ bar serves typical Peruvian specialties on the banks of the Colca River.

Facilities: heating; wifi (public areas); safe deposit box; outdoor pool

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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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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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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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Information South American Explorer


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 Explorer

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
02 Nov 20
29 Nov 20
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Additional Information

Seasonal Departures
15 June 2020 - Witness the colour and pageantry of Inti Raymi Festival ("Festival of the Sun") featuring street fairs, dancing, and live music from Peruvian musical groups. Enjoy the day, taking in the spectacle and incredible sights & sounds of this annual festival.
Valid from
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Adelaide
Other departure cities
Clients ex Hobart add $100pp & Perth add $250pp
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $370pp pre-paid
Total cost includes - air taxes, $1,230
Single Supplement
From $3,975
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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