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Ultimate South America - Cosmos
19 days

Ultimate South America

From Rio de Janeiro to Lima
Tour Operator:
Cosmos
Max group size:
50
Age range:
5 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
84384
Hygiene Measures:
Included
Private available:
From
$3,519
-1%
US $3,469
+ $1,282 Internal Airfare
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Travel, Your Way

Have you considered booking this tour privately for an additional fee? Why it’s a good idea:

  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

  • Travel for a special occasion

    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family

Itinerary

Start in Rio de Janeiro and end in Lima! With the Discovery tour Ultimate South America, you have a 19 days tour package taking you through Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and 9 other destinations in Latin America. Ultimate South America includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
  2. Day 2: RIO DE JANEIRO
  3. Day 3: RIO DE JANEIRO
  4. Day 4: RIO DE JANEIRO–IGUASSU FALLS
  5. Day 5: IGUASSU FALLS
  6. Day 6: IGUASSU FALLS–BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
  7. Day 7: BUENOS AIRES
  8. Day 8: BUENOS AIRES
  9. Day 9: BUENOS AIRES–LIMA, PERU
  10. Day 10: LIMA
  11. Day 11: LIMA–CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY
  12. Day 12: SACRED VALLEY
  13. Day 13: SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU
  14. Day 14: MACHU PICCHU–CUSCO
  15. Day 15: CUSCO
  16. Day 16: CUSCO–JULIACA–PUNO
  17. Day 17: PUNO. EXCURSION TO LAKE TITICACA
  18. Day 18: PUNO–JULIACA–LIMA
  19. Day 19: LIMA
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Hygiene Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
18 nights

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Itinerary
    Good
    3.5
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.8
  • Food
    Good
    3.5
  • 4.2
  • Ultimate South America reviewer 1
    · March 14th, 2019
    My wife fell sick in Sacred Valley. Thereafter, all the expenses I had to bear till 26th check out. Though I had paid for all the 18 nights. I had to pay for Cusco airport fares and Lima airport transportation that too heavy amount. When my wife fell... Show more
    Ultimate South America customer review photo 1
    Trip date: February 2019
  • ML
    · December 9th, 2018
    One of the highlights for me was the Tango show in Buenos Aires, really enjoyed that. The dinner and show in Cusco was a bit of a let down. I thought the accommodations were fine , nothing to rave about. I was not impressed with the Cusco hotel or the... Show more
    Trip date: November 2018
  • GW
    · November 10th, 2017
    We had a fantastic time, worth every penny! Our tour director Paulo was excellent, he made the trip worthwhile and informed us about everything and all we needed to know. He cared for every little detail, had everything prepared and made us all feel... Show more
    Trip date: October 2017
  • JM
    · June 25th, 2017
    Really enjoyed getting a taste of Brazil, Argentina and particularly Peru, seeing many famous sites for myself. Our group generally got on very well, our tour director was well organised, the local guides mostly excellent, enthusiastic and interesting,... Show more
    Trip date: June 2017

Dates & Availability

19 days
Ultimate South America
From Rio de Janeiro to Lima
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    22 Jan, 2021
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    23 Feb, 2021
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    5 Mar, 2021
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    23 Mar, 2021
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    14 May, 2021
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    1 Jun, 2021
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    25 Jun, 2021
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    13 Jul, 2021
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    9 Jul, 2021
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    Tuesday
    27 Jul, 2021
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    17 Sep, 2021
    English
    Tuesday
    5 Oct, 2021
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    1 Oct, 2021
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    Tuesday
    19 Oct, 2021
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  • Friday
    15 Oct, 2021
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    Tuesday
    2 Nov, 2021
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    $3,319
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  • Friday
    29 Oct, 2021
    English
    Tuesday
    16 Nov, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • How fit do you have to be to do this tour?

      It is important to note that this tour includes elevated heights and many steps to climb in Machu Pichu, Cusco etc so is recommended to have good fitness and health level. At any point on the tour, you can choose to not join some of the activities that seem strenuous if you wish and just wait till the rest of the group have finished.

    • When is the weather at its best to travel on this tour?

      In regards to weather, winter (May – September) is the driest season and therefore the best time of year to travel, especially if you're planning to visit Cusco or trek to Machu Picchu. The summer (December – March) is warmer of course but is also the wettest season.

    • Are the flights included?

      All internal flights are included in the Ultimate South America tour.

      Flights before and after the tour (international flights) are not included in the tour price. You will be responsible for booking your flights to meet with the group at the starting city. We do not recommend booking airfare before confirming your tour.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      The first day of this tour is an arrivals day, which means that you can arrive at any time and make your way to the Windsor Plaza hotel. Once you arrive at the hotel your Tour Director will be on hand with recommendations on what to do in your free time exploration.
      (Please note the accommodation is subject to change until your finalised documents are released)

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Airport transfers are not included in this tour, however, they can be arranged for you for an additional cost. Please contact our Customer Support team to arrange this once your booking is confirmed.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      The optional excursions for this tour are:

      Sugar Loaf. Price: Starting from $67/person
      Petropolis. Price: Starting from $61/person
      Bird Park. Price: Starting from $57/person
      Fiesta Gaucha. Price: Starting from $160/person
      Dinner at Incanto Restaurant. Price: Starting from $57/person
      Pre-Colombian Art Museum. Price: Starting from $33/person

      Please note that this list is a guideline only and all prices are subject to change.

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course, we can! Once you have a confirmed booking on this tour, we can request additional accommodation for you with the tour operator.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. After the booking is made you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details. However, this is a list of accommodations that they typically stay at, but please be advised that they are subject to change:

      Rio de Janeiro: Windsor Plaza
      Iguassu Falls: Recanto Park
      Buenos Aires: Kenton Palace.
      Lima: Antonio Lima Hotel
      Sacred Valley: La Casona Yucay
      Machu Picchu: El Mapi Hotel Machu Picchu
      Cusco: Jose Antonio Cusco
      Puno: Eco Inn Puno

    • What is the age range?

      The minimum age on the tour is 8 years however there is no maximum age limit and you will usually find travellers 45 years+ on the tour. Unfortunately due to the nature of the tour children under the age of 8 are unable to participate.

    • What is the group size of this tour?

      The maximum group size is 50 people on a tour.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      $
      Argentine Peso
      Argentina
      Bs.
      Boliviano
      Bolivia
      R$
      Brazilian Real
      Brazil
      S/.
      Sol
      Peru
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, I. As a traveller from England, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, I, A, B. As a traveller from Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, A, B.

      Type C
      Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Peru
      Type E
      Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Peru
      Type F
      Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Peru
      Type I
      Argentina
      Type A
      Bolivia, Brazil and Peru
      Type B
      Bolivia, Brazil and Peru
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Bolivia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Bolivia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Bolivia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Argentina, Peru and Bolivia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Recommended for Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Bolivia. Ideally 10 days before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Brazil, Peru and Bolivia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before March 17th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after March 17th, 2021, a minimum payment of $250 is required to confirm your booking with Cosmos. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Cosmos" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
    • Accessibility
      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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