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BEST OF SOUTH AMERICA – 13 Days

Enjoy Magical Iguazu Falls

Experience the mhytical Machu Picchu

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FROM 2236 USD 13 Days/ 12 Nights
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Travel to South America
Cuzco Tours
Amazing Machu Picchu Excursions
Travel to Buenos Aires
Tour Iguazu Falls
Rio de Janeiro Tours

BEST OF SOUTH AMERICA – 13 Days

Tour Machu Picchu, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls & Rio de Janeiro

From North to South, from the city of the Incas to the Paris of South America, this 12-day journey will showcase the wide diversity of this incredible continent. Explore Machu Picchu’s ruins, take your first Tango lesson in Buenos Aires, feel the power of water at the immense Iguazu Falls and enjoy the paradise beaches of Rio de Janeiro. A trip specially designed for true wanderlusters! Come and see it all…  

Day 1 – From Cuzco to Sacred Valley

 

The Sacred Valley was a truly special place for the Inca civilization. Its many rivers and gorges, along with the fertility of their valleys, make this the most productive agricultural spot—the best corn in Peru grows here.

 

Upon arrival to Cuzco airport we’ll drive you to your hotel in Sacred Valley and you’ll have the rest of the afternoon to explore this enthralling Andean spot.

 

 

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Day 2- Sacred Valley - Full Day Chinchero/ Vivo Museum/Ollantaytambo

 

In the morning we’ll pick you up at your hotel in Sacred Valley and head to Chinchero town. Enjoy your time here, admiring the traditional art that locals display in their handcrafted clothes (in which the Incas’ knowledge and traditions survive until today), and a great view of the valley.

 

In Chinchero you can also find some archeological remains, including a beautiful church constructed in the seventeenth-century which was one of the first Catholic buildings in Peru.

 

This trip continues to the Raqchi viewpoint, from where you can see the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, our next stop. People have been living here steadily since the Incan period; this is definitely a place with rich history. Take a walk through town, climb its iconic fortress, and have lunch (included) in Chuncho restaurant, the perfect place to have a special gastronomic experience.

 

After lunch, you’ll visit the Living Museum of Yucay where you’ll learn about Andean traditions and browse through exhibitions containing textile work, adobe, pottery and silverware, just as they used to be in the old times. You’ll also have a closer encounter with the inhabitants of the museum: the llamas, sheep and alpacas, which can be hand-fed. At the end of the day, we’ll drive you back to your hotel.

 

 

Travel to Peru and meet the llamas!

(The Peruvian llama, a misterious animal…)

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Day 3 – Sacred Valley: Machu Picchu Ruins / Aguas Calientes

 

Your tour to Machu Picchu begins with a 4-hour train ride to Aguas Calientes. This town is also known as “Machu Picchu Pueblo” and is the last stop before entering the remains of the most important archaeological site in Peru. Machu Picchu means “Old Mountain” and is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

 

You’ll finally reach Machu Picchu (the ancient sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Pachacutec) after a short transfer by bus through the mountains.

 

Here, when we arrive at the exact destination that is the highlight of your trip, we will have those special moments which will most certainly be cherished forever.

 

Some of the places you can visit include the Intipunku, or “Sun Gate”, where the sun rises every day through a stone passageway, or the Inca Bridge, an incredible stone building that served as the entrance and exit of the citadel.

 

At the end of the tour you will take a bus back to Aguas Calientes and have lunch at ¨Cafe Inkaterra¨ in Machu Picchu. Enjoy your leisure time during the rest of the afternoon and a restful sleep in the town of Aguas Calientes.

 

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Day 4 – Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu Ruins / Cuzco

 

In the morning we suggest that you return to Machu Picchu and continue exploring some of the many attractions of the citadel. In this second visit you can climb the Wayna Picchu (subject to space availability), which means “Young Mountain” as opposed to Machu Picchu, the “Old Mountain”. This ascent takes about an hour and its main attraction is the “Temple of the Moon”, a complex of underground structures likely to have been used by the elite.

 

Or, if you would prefer a different option, take the day to visit the interesting town of Aguas Calientes, its historic Plaza de Armas, and the many local markets nearby.

 

In these markets you can find various types of local handcrafts, typical food, and even different potions for finding love or keeping good luck on your side.

 

In the afternoon you will head to the train station in Aguas Calientes and take the train to Cuzco.

 

 

Peru tours include trains trips!

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Day 5- Cuzco: City Tour & Archaeological Sites

 

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, Cuzco contains the top examples of Incan architecture, which is based on their multiple uses of rock as the main building material. Machu Picchu is the most famous example of this practice.

 

In the afternoon, we’ll pick you up at your hotel to start your Cuzco city tour with a visit to the Coricancha, also known as the “Temple of the Sun”, the construction of which was ordered by Inca Pachacútec (1438-1471) when he was a powerful Incan leader. This is where the Sun (Inti, in Quechua) was worshipped during the reign of the Inca Empire.

 

We’ll continue on to visit the Cathedral, the most important building in the Main Square (construction lasted almost a century) and one of the most breathtaking Spanish colonial churches in America.

 

Our next stop will be the Sacsayhuamán fortress, an emblematic Incan piece of work, which protected the Holy City. It was built with giant megalithic blocks, the transportation and construction of which continue to be a mystery.

 

This day will end with a visit to some archeological main attractions. You’ll visit Qenqo, located just over 2 miles away from Cuzco City (where it is believed that agricultural rituals took place), to finish with the visit of the vestiges of Puka Pukara, the “red fortress”, located 4.5 miles away from Cuzco.

 

At the end of this full historical and natural immersion in Cuzco’s heritage, we’ll drive you back to your hotel.

 

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Day 6 – Cuzco / Buenos Aires

 

Today we’ll pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the local airport for your flight to Buenos Aires (via Lima), the vibrant capital of Argentina.

 

Welcome to Argentina!

 

Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to the city and you’ll have the rest of the day to enjoy Buenos Aires at your own pace. Buenos Aires is a marvelous, fast-paced, cosmopolitan city, full of plenty of colors and different types of architecture.

 

Capital of Argentina and described as the “Paris of South America” Buenos Aires proudly lives up to this title, and also shows off plenty of its own culture! Argentines are usually eager to host visitors; if you walk the streets with a map, someone will surely stop and ask if you need directions, that’s just our spirit!

 

So, for this first day, feel free to wander the cobblestone streets lined with outdoor cafes, enjoy the mouthwatering aroma of prized Argentine beef sizzling on an open parrilla (barbeque), and browse the local antique and artisan markets that offer plenty of bargain shopping.

 

 

 

Say Hueque tips

 

So, you don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, che! (“che” is our “guy”), take a look at our Buenos Aires travel guide and check out our recommendations on where to eat dinner and the can’t-miss places to visit in town.

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Day 7 – Buenos Aires tour & Tango Show

 

In the morning we’ll pick you up to enjoy our 3-hour Buenos Aires city tour—You will be swept away by the highlights of our beloved Buenos Aires. Over the course of a half day you will have the chance to visit the historical and political center of the city in Plaza de Mayo (May Square), which contains the presidential house, Casa Rosada (the Pink House).

 

We’ll pass through San Telmo, with its cobblestone streets and the oldest residential neighborhood, and La Boca, where Buenos Aires turns colorful and tango is ever present; come to walk Caminito street and dance with the locals. The next stop is the chic and aristocratic Recoleta, where the big palaces remind us exactly why Buenos Aires is considered to be the “Paris of the South”.

 

 

In the evening we’ll pick you up from your hotel to bring you to a mystical place where you’ll discover one of our most ancient traditions.

 

Tango is more than our national dance. Tango is: our immigrant origins, the talent of our local artists, the sensuality of the Argentine women, and our way to deal with a broken heart; dancing our way through tragic yet eternal love stories.

 

Tonight you will enjoy a 3-hour professional display of tango and music with a group of local artists onstage, while immersed in an elegant and alluring place. The manners, ambience, clothes and dance steps which tango lovers used to practice 100 years ago will come to life once again and you will travel back in time for a night.

 

This spectacular demonstration of the finest local dancing will be accompanied by delicious Argentine and international cuisine. Dinner and beverages are included, so you can lose yourself in the ethereal taste of Malbec wine.

 

At the end of the evening, around midnight, you will be driven back to your hotel, fully in love with the bohemian spirit of our beloved Buenos Aires.

 

 

 

Say Hueque tips

 

Tango is, overall, a cultural experience that’s deeply rooted in Argentine hearts. Where do regular people go to dance tango? Check out our blog and dig into the mystery…

 

 

Argentine tango dancers

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Day 8 – Buenos Aires / Iguazu

 

Today you will say goodbye to the big city and fly to the jungle; we’ll bring you to the airport to take your flight to Puerto Iguazú. The small border town of Puerto Iguazú is the gateway to visit the impressive Iguazú Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage site, making it a must-see destination for any traveler visiting Argentina.

 

Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and provided a transfer to your hotel. Answer the call of vacation and take the time to relax at your hotel.

 

If you’re eager to explore, you can visit the Hito Tres Fronteras, a viewpoint west of the town center that stands high above the turbulent reddish-brown junction of the Iguazú and Paraná rivers, which forms the Triple Frontera, or Triple Border between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Or visit the Güirá Oga (“the house of birds” in native Guaraní language), which is the sanctuary for animals hurt by illegal hunting and trapping.

 

 

 

Say Hueque tips

 

Check out our recommendations on where to eat dinner in Puerto Iguazú. Try two local river fish dishes: the Pacu (related to the piranha, though completely harmless) and the Surubi. Take a look at our Iguazú Falls travel guide for more practical tips.   

 

 

Enjoy the wildlife you can spot in Iguazu Tours!    

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Day 9 – Iguazu National Park: Argentine Side

 

Today our driver and bilingual guide will pick you up at your hotel to take you to the Iguazú National Park, on the Argentine side. The falls are surrounded by a humid subtropical forest where the exuberant vegetation is home to many species of different animals and birds.

 

 

Our guide will help you spot some of them: ant birds, toucans, manakins, parrots, and coatis, just to name a few. Lower and upper walkways weave in and around the falls, permitting up-close and personal experiences with this magnificent spectacle of nature.

 

The Argentine side of the falls is filled with a myriad of paths and stairways which allow you to experience many different perspectives. You will have the chance to view The Devil’s Throat the largest of the falls and for many the most spellbinding. To get to The Devil’s Throat you will take the ecological train and then walk out along boardwalks.

 

After walking and taking pictures of exotic animals and plants, you will have some free time to eat lunch in this amazing environment. This exciting, 6-7-hour excursion is highly recommended in order to experience the true power of Iguazú Falls.

 

 

 

Say Hueque tips

 

Would you love to have a Great Adventure? The Great Adventure is an optional tour that you can add on this day. You will take an open air jeep through the rainforest and then a zodiac open air boat ride up the river to the base of the falls (there is a 100% chance that you will get soaking wet on this boat trip, so be sure to take some extra clothes!). Find out more about this adventurous tour and entrance fees to the national parks.

 

 

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Day 10 – Iguazu National Park: Brazilian Side / Rio de Janeiro

 

After breakfast, we’ll take you on a 3-4 -hour excursion to the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls. Don´t forget your passport! While Argentina contains 80% of the falls on its side, Brazil has the best panoramic view.

 

 

On the Argentine side you will have the sensation of being right inside the falls, but only by visiting the Brazilian side can you fully appreciate the immensity of Iguazú Falls. Take your time to enjoy and take it all in, to stroll the different walkways and feel the mist of the water in your face.

 

 

Take the boardwalk over the Salto Santa María, which will give you the sensation of walking on the water. Get closer to The Devil’s Throat and feel the power of water! We are sure that this is a day you will never forget.

 

 

In the afternoon, we’ll drive you to the airport to take your flight to Rio de Janeiro, and start your exploration of Brazil, the land of happiness!

 

 

Upon arrival to Rio’s airport, we’ll be waiting to provide you with transportation to your hotel. Enjoy your leisure time today exploring this vibrant city — you have just arrived in one of the powerhouses of South America!

 

 

Rio de Janeiro (‘River of January’ in Portuguese), which was classified as a Cultural Landscape by UNESCO, is a metropolitan gem tucked between the mountains and the sea. Rio is best-known for its bossanova (sultry Brazilian music genre), mouth-watering feijoada (a traditional bean and pork stew), refreshing caipirinhas (classic Brazilian cocktail),  and the beaming smiles of its people.

 

 

An exotic mix of beach and mountains, with its colorful colonial neighborhoods and modernist big-city style, Rio is a must-see destination to add to your bucket list. This is the cariocas  land, as locals call themselves, where the passing of time is synonymous with the rhythm of samba

 

 

Say Hueque tips

 

 

The perfect place to try all the best Brazilian classics is the bohemian Lapa neighbourhood which sits at the edge of the historical downtown hub. Enjoy the day mingling with locals in this incredible part of the city — stop by the Aqueduto da Carioca to take a picture with its magnificent white arches, and visit the Escalera de Selaron (Selaron’s stairway), a 215-step stairway decorated with tiles from all around the world.

 

Find the beautiful images and messages hidden throughout its multicolored steps! Discover even more ideas on how to spend your time in the city in our Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide.

 

 

Travel to Rio de Janeiro and see amazin Palm Trees

 

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Day 11 – Santa Teresa, Corcovado & Tijuca Forest by Jeep

 

Today you’ll travel to the spellbinding Corcovado Hill, home to the famous Christ the Redeemer statue, which has achieved celebrity status around the world through each postcard sent by visitors from Rio.

 

After breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel to take you on an 4-hour tour of Corcovado Hill, the rocky, 2330-foot guardian of Guanabara Bay. We’ll pass by Cosme Velho neighborhood, one of the most elegant places in Rio, and take the red cog train up to Corcovado Hill, crossing the dense vegetation of Tijuca forest in a jeep.

 

From here you’ll have your first taste of incredible views of the bay and the city! At the end of the railtrack, the granite giant awaits. Christ the Redeemer stands on the top of Corcovado Hill with arms wide open, praying for the wellbeing of Rio de Janeiro and its people.

 

From this privileged spot you will also see Sugarloaf mountain (another classic destination for travelers), the beautiful southern beaches, and the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, whose waters support a gigantic floating Christmas tree during the holiday season.

 

 

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Day 12 – Rio de Janeiro: Expedition to Sugar Loaf

 

Today we’ll pick you up at your hotel to enjoy a 4-hour tour to the neighborhood of Urca, which is home to Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar). You are in for a special treat, as the only way to the top is by taking a cable car!

 

The first cable car transports passengers up Urca Hill, which is more than 700 feet high and overlooks Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niterói bridge, and Corcovado Hill. From this point, a second cable car will take you up to the very top, reaching a height of approximately 1,300 feet.

 

Afterwards, we’ll leave you at your hotel to enjoy the rest of your leisurely evening. It’s the perfect opportunity to go mingle with some carioca beachgoers on the famous Copacabana Beach, or relax in the ethereal Playa Vermelha.

 

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Day 13 – Rio de Janeiro

 

At the appropriate hour, we’ll take you to the international airport for your flight back home.

 

If you’re not ready to throw in the towel just yet, take some trip-extension ideas from our comprehensive travel itineraries and keep on exploring other incredible destinations in South America.

 

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Included

Tours and transfers mentioned in the itinerary

2 night accomodation in a hotel (in Cuzco), 2 night accomodation in a hotel (Sacred Valley), 1 night accomodation in a hotel (Aguas Calientes), 2 night accomodation in a hotel  (Buenos Aires), 2 night accomodation in a hotel (Iguazú) and 2 night accomodation in a hotel  (Rio de Janeiro).

Daily  breakfast.

Meals according to itinerary: lunch (day 4, 6, 11), dinner (day 7)

Tickets to Corcavado & Sugar Loaf

Tickets to Qoricancha Temple, Monastery of Santo Domingo, Cusco Cathedral in Cusco, Moray archaeological remains, Maras salt deposits, Awana Kancha, Pisac market, Ollantaytambo Fortress in the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu.

Bilingual guide (English / Spanish)

Not Included

International or domestic flights

National Park Entrance fees

Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quote please follow this link: World Nomads

Visa to enter Brazil: US, Canadian, Japanese and Australian citizens require a visa to enter Brazil (for other nationalities please check requirements). Visa must be obtained online and prior to travel. The processing time of the eVisa is usually 5 business days.

 

 

 

Accommodation & Prices

BEST OF SOUTH AMERICA – 13 Days


INN/ B&B

USD 2236

COMFORT

USD 2692

SUPERIOR

USD 3205

Prices in US Dollars.
*Valid until March 2020 (ask for prices in Christmas and New Year).

*Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy. Single rates are available on request. Flights are not included in the price, but can be arranged on request.



Flights needed for this itinerary

Lima - Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls - Rio de Janeiro

Flights in South America cost approximately $150 to $300 USD per segment (destination).
We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

Included

Tours and transfers mentioned in the itinerary

2 night accomodation in a hotel (in Cuzco), 2 night accomodation in a hotel (Sacred Valley), 1 night accomodation in a hotel (Aguas Calientes), 2 night accomodation in a hotel  (Buenos Aires), 2 night accomodation in a hotel (Iguazú) and 2 night accomodation in a hotel  (Rio de Janeiro).

Daily  breakfast.

Meals according to itinerary: lunch (day 4, 6, 11), dinner (day 7)

Tickets to Corcavado & Sugar Loaf

Tickets to Qoricancha Temple, Monastery of Santo Domingo, Cusco Cathedral in Cusco, Moray archaeological remains, Maras salt deposits, Awana Kancha, Pisac market, Ollantaytambo Fortress in the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu.

Bilingual guide (English / Spanish)

Not Included

International or domestic flights

National Park Entrance fees

Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quote please follow this link: World Nomads

Visa to enter Brazil: US, Canadian, Japanese and Australian citizens require a visa to enter Brazil (for other nationalities please check requirements). Visa must be obtained online and prior to travel. The processing time of the eVisa is usually 5 business days.

 

 

 

Trip Reviews

BEST OF SOUTH AMERICA – 13 Days

Bonnie Nelson

Bonnie Nelson

(5 / 5)

If we every want to plan another trip to South America, we will certainly contact you.

Hello Agustin.

I don't t think that I contacted you to thank you for the wonderful trip you planned for us (if I have already thanked you, here is a 2nd note). Everything went smoothly and all arrangements were met perfectly and on time. Lesa and I stopped into your office in Rio, to meet personally, but you were on holiday that week.

Thanks again for helping us make all of those arrangements for our trip. If we every want to plan another trip to South America, we will certainly contact you.

Bonnie


15.05.19

Michelle Chong

Michelle Chong

(5 / 5)

Would definitely recommend Say Hueque to my friends

I chose to travel with Say Hueque due to flexibility of the tour arrangement. Price is reasonable too. The booking process with Karen was good, I'm rather happy with her service.

All the hotels are pretty good and breakfast provided was reasonably good. No big issue with any of the hotels.

Machu Piccu and Iguazu Falls( Argentina side) are definitely the highlights. Visit to the Devil’s throat brings the excitement beyond description. The boat ride we took on was unforgettable as well.

The guide in Machu Piccu is outstanding as his description of the place is interesting and in great details. Unfortunately I didn’t remember his name. Definitely a wonderful knowledgeable young gentlemen. Diago(not sure if I got the name right.) is also an excellent guide. He knows the place very well and brought us to all the wonderful spots and managed to avoid or bit the crowds! A very caring person and likes to joke around which made the tour very interesting.

There is nothing that did not meet our expectation. Although there was a bit of hiccups in our trip, somehow things were resolved, so no fuss. I do want to comment that the trip was well organised by Say Hueque. Everyone in every place has been very punctual, helpful and polite. Patricia and myself would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in making our travel memorable. Would definitely recommend Say Hueque to my friends.


30.11.18

Charlene Stanway

Charlene Stanway

(5 / 5)

Keep up the good work

I have now just posted a comment on Trip Advisor about the wonderful trip Say Hueque organized for us this past January/February.


I first learned of Say Hueque on the Internet and checked the reviews on Trip Advisor as well
I wanted to have a South American company look after our trip because they have far more expertise than trying to organize this from Canada. This approach worked well for us when we planned a trip to South Africa and Say Hueque's good feedback on Trip Advisor made me comfortable about choosing them.
We did have to agree with you that Iguazu Falls were far superior to our Niagara Falls so this was definitely a highlight of our trip. We also enjoyed the atmosphere and friendliness of Buenos Aires which you so wonderfully shared with us.
We really enjoyed the Fierro in BA - it felt very personal and they were so enthusiastic about advising us on any of our questions. The other 2 hotels were more of a "big city" experience but we were still very happy with them.
We really enjoyed our day out at the ranch in BA - felt like a different world for us and very unique. Dale is still telling everyone about the demonstration we saw by the young gaucho who showed us how he breaks in a horse - it was breathtaking to watch him put the horse on his back, climb on the horse's stomach and then press his head against the horse's like they were kissing. We have never seen anything else like it.....
We loved having you take care of us in BA, especially assisting my quick visit to the hospital where we really didn't lose any time. Our guide in Iguazu was also good but you were exceptional!
Keep up the good work - great experience for both Dale and I and we will be coming to BA again!

Sincerely,

Charlene


23.01.18

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Bonnie Nelson

If we every want to plan another trip to South America, we will certainly contact you.

Michelle Chong

Would definitely recommend Say Hueque to my friends

Charlene Stanway

Keep up the good work

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