From (AUD)$19,995
Days28
Airfares included
Explore the incredible wonders of South America during this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Discover the delights of Peru, from the diverse Amazon Jungle to the Sacred Valley and mesmerizing Machu Picchu. Venture into Argentina and Brazil and see the spectacular Iguazu Falls. Experience the incredible highlights of Rio and Buenos Aires, two cosmopolitan cities bursting with life and colour.
Group Size — Min 4, Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, from $450pp pre-paid
Transport — Boat, Cable Car, Coach, Plane & Train
No Hidden Extras

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

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 three towering volcanoes.

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

Special Experiences

Learn how to make the deliciously sweet and sour cocktail, Pisco Sour. For decades it has been regarded as the signature drink of Peru.
Enjoy an Andean brunch, with traditional chicha and cuy, a regional delicacy of guinea pig.
Spend time observing the majestic Andean condor in flight over the canyon – a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Experience the artistry of Carnival, marvelling at the spectacle of more than 6000 costumes and even dressing up in one, while enjoying music and a delicious drink.
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

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions South American Explorer

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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Discover the wonders of Peru

  • Explore the Amazon Jungle from Puerto Maldonado
  • Visit Lake Sandoval and Tambopata Candamo National Reserve, home to parrots, caiman and the endangered giant river otter
  • Take a walking tour of Cusco’s Plaza de Armas
  • Explore the San Pedro Market and the ancient Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman in Cusco
  • Visit Qoricancha, the Temple of the Sun and the 17th-century cathedral
  • Take part in a class where we learn to make a Pisco Sour
  • Travel into the Sacred Valley and visit the village Awanacancha to see the local way of life
  • Explore the lively market in Pisac
  • Visit the Inkariy Museum
  • Tour the town and fortress ruins of Ollantaytambo
  • Be welcomed into a local home and gain insight into daily life
  • Visit a local chicheria and try some of the local delicacy, guinea pig
  • Explore the patchwork of the salt pans at Maras
  • Visit the Seminario pottery workshop in Urubamba
  • Travel by Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes, gateway to Machu Picchu
  • Feel the magic of Machu Picchu on an in-depth, guided tour and explore the ruins at your own pace
  • Travel by Vistadome train to Ollantaytambo
  • Visit the temple in Chinchero
  • Marvel at the scenery while travelling through the High Andes Mountains to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca
  • Cruise to the floating reed Uros Islands
  • Visit Taquile Island and learn about the local traditions of the island’s inhabitants
  • Travel via local villages to the incredible Colca Canyon
  • Visit the Cross of the Condor and watch the majestic Andean condors
  • Stroll through the villages of Yanque, Achoma, Maca and Pinohollo and stop at the mountain terraces of Antahuilque
  • Discover the "white city" of Arequipa
  • Discover the sights of Lima on a city tour
  • Visit the famous Larco Museum, containing priceless Incan artefacts

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

  • Tour the iconic sights of Rio including the Statue of Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Corcovado Hill
  • Discover the artistry of Carnival with a samba school experience
  • 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 Iguazu Falls and explore both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides
  • Get up close to exotic birds at the Parque das Aves Bird Park

Dance the night away in grand Buenos Aires

  • Discover Buenos Aires on a city tour, including a visit to the Colon Theatre
  • Explore the El Ateneo Grand Splendid bookstore
  • 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
  • 7 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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  • 19 nights in 3-5 star hotels
  • 3 nights in an Amazon Jungle Lodge near Puerto Maldonado
  • 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:

  • Innside by Melia Lima Miraflores, Lima
  • Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion, Puerto Maldonado
  • Novotel Cusco, Cusco
  • Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay, Sacred Valley
  • Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, Machu Picchu
  • Casa Andina Premium Puno, Puno
  • Colca Lodge Spa & Hot Springs, Colca Canyon
  • Casa Andina Premium Arequipa, Arequipa
  • Windsor Leme Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
  • Hotel Gran Melia Iguazu, Iguazu Falls, Argentina
  • Alvear Art Hotel, Buenos Aires

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

Meals

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  • 25 breakfasts, 6 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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Please note:

  • Due to luggage restrictions, on day 1 you will need to pack a small bag only for your three night stay in the Amazon Jungle. Your remaining luggage will be stored in Puerto Maldonado until your return. Electricity is at a premium in the Amazon and you may only have access to power for a couple of hours a day. If you require a battery at night for medical reasons the lodge hotel can provide this but there may be an additional small charge for this service. 
  • 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.
  • You will need a light jumper and waterproof jacket/poncho for your visit to Iguazu Falls.

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.

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 Explorer

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 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
Status    
01 Apr 24
28 Apr 24
$19,995
On Request
05 Aug 24
01 Sep 24
$19,995
Available
02 Sep 24
29 Sep 24
$19,995
Limited Seats
07 Oct 24
03 Nov 24
$19,995
Fully Booked

Additional Information

Seasonal Departures
19 June 2024 - 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, 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 $450pp pre-paid
Single Supplement
From $4,425
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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