Discover some of South America's greatest cities—Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Lima, and Quito—and some of its most spectacular ruins and scenic areas on this South America tour. You'll overnight in Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lake Titicaca, Quito, and Guayaquil, along with four nights cruising the Galápagos Islands aboard the Santa Cruz II.Highlights of this South America tour include time at Iguassu Falls on both the Brazilian and Argentine sides. Experience the falls, hear the thundering roar, be amazed at the brilliant rainbows created by the clouds of spray, and stand in awe as you witness these 275 falls spanning nearly two miles! You’ll also be amazed at Machu Picchu, set in a majestic mountainside with ruins dating back to the 15th century. Glimpse the ancient history and culture as you enjoy this stunning and mystical place. Other tour highlights include a visit to the Inca ruins at Ollantaytambo and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, with stones weighing up to 350 tons. Time in Peru's Lake Titicaca, a lake of floating islands maintained over centuries by the local Indians, gives you a chance to experience the world's highest navigable lake and to learn about local practices. Guided sightseeing in each of the cities features the must-see sites, including Rio’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue, the Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, Lima’s baroque 11th-century San Francisco Monastery, and Quito’s La Compania Church. But that’s not all…you’ll take a 4-night Galápagos Islands cruise. Explore the islands, snorkel, swim, and enjoy seeing rays, starfish, blue-footed boobies, sea lions, land iguanas, and much more. Learn about conservation efforts for the famous giant tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Station. All of this—and more—are included on this South America tour designed for the value-minded traveler who wants to experience it all!
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RIO DE JANEIRO Guided sightseeing, visit Corcovado to see the statue of Christ the RedeemerIGUASSU FALLS Guided sightseeing of the Brazilian and Argentinean sides of the falls; Ecological Jungle train rideBUENOS AIRES Guided sightseeing, visit RecoletaCemetery; Tango show and dinnerLIMA Guided sightseeing, visit San Francisco MonasterySACRED VALLEY Guided sightseeing of Awanakanchaand Pisac Indian Market; Visit Ollantaytambo, a local home, Seminario Ceramics Workshop, and a chicheriaMACHU PICCHUVistadome train to Machu Picchu; Guided sightseeing of the Machu Picchu ruins; stay overnight in Machu Picchu regionCUSCO Guided sightseeing, visit Santo Domingo Monastery, the Cathedral, and Sacsayhuaman, see Kenko and Puca PucaraLAKE TITICACA Guided sightseeing of Taquile Island and the Uros Floating Islands; farewell dinnerSILLUSTANI Guided sightseeing, visit a local homeGALÁPAGOS ISLANDS 4-night Galápagos Islands cruise
Tour Departure Info & Price
Price Details US
Dates & Prices do not include air travel. Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Cosmos, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments, starting at $3,107 (based on Miami, departure in January 2019); or (2) intra-vacation air segments only. Required intra-vacation air segments are: Rio de Janeiro/Iguassu Falls; Iguassu Falls/Buenos Aires; Buenos Aires/Lima; Lima/Cusco; Cusco/Juliaca; Juliaca/Lima; Lima/Quito; Quito/Galápagos; Galápagos/Guayaquil. Air prices were effective on July 11, 2018 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.Gratuities for Tour Director, driver, and Local guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip.Galápagos cruise extension price is based on a Horizon Deck Explorer cabin on the Santa Cruz II. Cabin upgrades are available.Galápagos cruise extension price does not include Galápagos National Park entrance fee and transit card ($120) but are additional and mandatory. These fees will be added to your Vacation Estimate.Prices based on double room occupancy. Single Room Supplement: $4,415 to $4,685Triple Rooms are not available. Extra Nights per person in Rio de Janeiro:in single room $182; in twin room $97Extra nights per person in Guayaquil:in single room $149; in twin room $802020 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in July 2019.
- deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring
BORDALLO, FERNANDO Escorting tours for more than 24 years
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, I speak English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. I became a Tour Director in 1986, and I love my work. It's so great to see guests engage with the diversity of South American countries -their traditions and contrasts. I love sharing the history of these countries, watching the group interact during the trip, and knowing I play a fundamental role in the success of the trip.
- Vacation : Discover some of South America's greatest cities—Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Lima—and some of its most spectac
- Meals : 18 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
- Launch : 07/10/18 8:00pm
- City : RIO DE JANEIRO Guided sightseeing, visit Corcovado to see the statue of Christ the RedeemerIGUASSU FALLS Guided sightsee