GURU JOURNEYS

South American Journey 18 Days

This trip packed with South American highlights :
Start on amazing city of lamas in Lima, visit great natural wonder of the world - the Iguaçu Falls, explore the salts of the Uyuni and travelling across the Bolivian altiplano. Hike the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you’ll get plenty of energetic cultures, the great outdoors before heading down to the coastal desert and finishing in Rio de Janeiro - the party Capital of the World,

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DAY BY DAY TRAVEL ITINERARY

DAY 1 LIMA

23, March 2021

Welcome to Peru! Despite its complicated and often impressive and unexpected weather or landscape, Peru ranks amongst the world's great centers of ancient civilization.

Lima is one of the most interesting and challenging cities in South America with a huge archaeological, historical and cultural past. Most of its treasures might be well hidden, but are worth being discovered.

No Meals Included

Included  Service 

Airport transfer

DAY 2 LIMA

24, March 2021

Lima is one of the most interesting and challenging cities in South America with a huge archaeological, historical and cultural past. Most of its treasures might be well hidden, but are worth being discovered.

Have look on YouTube video what was created by one of the traveler on our journey (created by Toms Beinerts)

Breakfast Included

Included Activities 

Lima City Tou

DAY 3 CUSCO

25, March 2021

You`ll find Cusco on the Huatanay River Valley. To the east is the Vilcanota Mountain Range, whose highest peak is Salkantay, and to the west is the Vilcabamba Mountain Range, whose highest peak is Ausangate, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which is filled not only with archeological traces of the lost civilization but also traditional Quechua communities who retain pre-Columbian cultural practice.

Light Breakfast Included

Included Activities 

Cusco orentaion walk

Flight Lima - Cusco Included, Max 15kg check in luggage per person

DAY 4 CUSCO / RAINBOW MOUNTAIN

26, March 2021

Fantastic day tour (with trekking) to Rainbow Mountain -  the so-called 7 Color Mountain in Peru, leaving from Cusco. Located in southern Peru, in the Cusco region, this route will take you through stunning landscapes with glaciers, snowcapped mountains and crystal clear rivers and lakes. Pass by local villages of Quechua descendants and explore the breathtaking surrounding nature. The colours of the Rainbow Mountain will leave in awe.

Have look on YouTube video what was created by one of the traveler on our journey (created by Toms Beinerts)

Breakfast, Lunch Included

Included Activities 

Full Day Tour aprox 12 hours

DAY 5 MACU PICHU

27, March 2021

Transfer from your hotel at 05.30 am to Ollantaytambo Train Station. (1st Train leave at 06:00 am). The train ride consists of a spectacular views in this wonderful land of the Incas, amazing landscapes of mountains and valleys, Inca farming terraces from Ollantaytambo on both sides of the valleys, snow capped mountains and sub-tropical jungle near the Ceja de Selva. See the Veronica snow capped mountain on the right side. From Pachar the Vilcanota river will be our companion until arrival at Aguas Calientes (2040m) well known as Machu Picchu Pueblo. Our local guide will meet us at the train station and transfer us to the bus terminal then 25 minutes bus ride to Machu Picchu Citadel. (Bring your origunal Passport) A guided tour of Machupicchu “The Old Sacred Mountain” takes approx 2 hrs and then you have some free time for photos.
It is recommended to use the bus down to Aguas Calientes town at least one hour before the train depart. Return by train to Ollantaytambo with transport from here to Cusco.

Breakfast Included

Included Activities 

Macu Pichu tour and visit 

Train tickets included

DAY 6 CUSCO - PUNO

28, March 2021

Cusco to Puno “Route of the Sun” we explore old fashion Andean countryside, unforgatble scenery on 7 hour luxury bus journey. This is by far the most popular and a fun way to ride a bus from Cusco to Puno.

Located on the Andean plateau of Peru, the Puno region is dominated by Lake Titicaca, sacred place of the Incas and home to natural and artificial islands. Among the many destinations, there are pre-Hispanic archaeological sites with circular constructions that still go by their original name of “chullpas”. Puno’s churches are characterized by their distinctive colonial architecture.

This evening we have amazing tour of Lake Titicaca, the Uros Islands, are a small group of handmade floating surfaces in the lake. The locals use a natural reed that grows around to make the islands. The history and the way to make their floating islands are considered unique in the world. We come to see this incredible way of life and learn more the history of this great rural community.

Breakfast Included

Included Activities 

Uros Island tour

Puno walking tour

DAY 7 PUNO - COPACABANA - LA PAZ

29, March 2021

After breakfast we take first leg of travel to Copacabana, is only a 2 hours picturesque journey. 

Crossing Peru - Bolivia border, once you're through the bridge, there's a huge sign in the font and style which is ubiquitous across the country's tourist attractions (trust us, you'll be seeing plenty of it over the last week). It's an excellent opportunity for a photo!

You can have the break on plesant town and continue second leg of travel to the La Paz

Eavning we arive to Bolivia's capital La Paz, the highest national capital in the world. Altitudes range from 3100 meters to 4050 meters. The city sits in a canyon, where the affluence of the neighborhoods increases towards the bottom (where there is more oxygen). The snow-capped mountains of Illimani, the second highest mountain in Bolivia at 6438 meters, can be seen in the distance. No planned activities on this day.

Breakfast Included

Included Activities 

Journey to La Paz

DAY 8 LA PAZ

30, March 2021

Todat we explore the sprawling city of La Paz by cable car on the guided tour, from El Alto to the stylish South Zone. Traveling across La Paz by cable car puts you high above the noisy streets, with panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, hillside neighborhoods, and downtown. We will pass the massive central cemetery on your way to the El Alto Witches Market, renowned for unique wares and the occasional ritual, and we walk through a neighborhood.
Ride the yellow line cable car to the edge of the southern part of the city and then transfer to the green line, which extends all the way into the upscale Southern Zone, which features the most modern architecture in the city. The tour concludes in downtown La Paz, close to top restaurants and attractions.

Breakfast Included

Included Activities

Walking to wechees market

La Paz Cable Car tour

Optional Activities

Death Road Bike Tour 80 USD

DAY 9 PALCA CANYON

31, March 2021

Delve into the dramatic landscapes of Palca Canyon (Cañón de Palca) on a half day hiking tour from La Paz. In the company of a guide, you’ll explore the rugged rock formations and twisting caverns of the eroded amphitheater. Observe the vivid contrast of lush flora with the barren rocks and listen to informative commentary as you explore the surreal environment. A hearty lunch, a drink complimentary on this day.

Breakfast Included

Included Activities

Palaca Canyon Tour

Overnight Sleeper Bus to Uyuni

DAY 10 UYUNI SALT FLATS

1, April 2021

We headed for the world's largest salt lake (3650 m alt.) visiting Colchane salt mining, the first salt hotel to Incahuasi volcanic island covered with giant cacti, also called Fish Island, crossed the Salar, the end of the evening watched the sunset and returns to the town of Uyuni.
Trips to the Salar de Uyuni are an unforgettable experience but unfortunately the general standard of facilities and services are not very high in this remote area. We would like to make it clear that things are not as reliable, comfortable and professional as we would like on these tours.

Breakfas, Lunch Included

Included Activities 

Uyuni salt flats tour

DAY 11 UYUNI (BOLIVIA - ARGENTINA) TILCARA

2, April 2021

Our early morning trip from Uyuni to Villazon deserves to be reminded for the unforgettable images of simplicity and dignity what can give to us. After 5 hours drive we will cross the border between Bolivia and Argentina by feet and, after custom procedure and luggage check, we take taxi to reach La Quica station where we  take another bus ride to Tilcara.

Breakfast Included

Included Activities

Tilcara town orentation walk

DAY 12 TILCARA - BUENOS AIRES

3, April 2021

n the picturesque mountain valley Quebrada de Humahuaca – a Unesco World Heritage site – lies the dusty and enchanting town of Tilcara. With traces of human habitation that date back more than 10,000 years, Tilcara is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in Argentina. The town’s rich indigenous culture and the dramatic mountains that surround it make this little town a very appealing destination in Argentina.

When we leave Tilcara we need to drive approx 3 hours to the nearest airport. We take domestic flight to Buenos Aires. Is unlike any other city you’ll visit in your life. Why is that? Hard to say. Maybe it’s the combination of South American flair and European elegance that makes the Argentine capital stand out.

Breakfast Included

Included Activities

Tilcara town orentation walk

Flight Jujui - Buenos Aires Included, Max 15kg check in luggage per person

DAY 13 BUENOS AIRES

4, April 2021

Today we explore Buenos Aires' major tourist attractions, on the bus, foot, metro & public transport. Buenos Aires is full of opportunities for sightseeing, from important historical sights like the famous Teatro Colón, the Plaza de Mayo, the rosy-hued Casa Rosada and the Plaza de la República to local neighborhoods. This informative city tour of Buenos Aires will take you through colorful La Boca, historic San Telmo, tony Recoleta and verdant Palermo Woods. 

DAY 14 FOZ DO IGUACU ( ARGENTINA SIDE FALLS)

5, April 2021

Early morning transfer to the airport, we take short flight to Foz Do Iguacu. Before we cross the border to Brasill we visit Argentina side waterfalls. Depending on the water level of the river, there are between 150 and 300 separate waterfalls at the site pouring water over off a drop of 200 to 300 feet. Despite the hundreds of smaller falls that appear and disappear over the cliffs, over half of the river’s output flows through a channel known simply as the Devil’s Throat. The Argentine side takes minimum 2 hours to see the best part: Garganta del Diablo the Devil’s Throat. And all day if you wish to view anymore.

After we say goodbye to Argentina and take our transport to Brasil. The border crossing to get between the two towns is the quickest, easiest border you will ever cross. However, Americans and Canadians be aware of costly VISA fees. Ho have a EU passport don’t have to worry about those.

No Meals Included

Included Activities 

Iguazu falls visit (Argentina side)

Flight Buenos Aires - Iguazu Included, Max 15kg check in luggage per person

DAY 15 FOZ DO IGUACU ( BRASILIAN SIDE FALLS)

6, April 2020

Foz Do Iguacu,  the town also known as the Iguaçu Falls. The magnificent spectacle of these 275 individual drops has awed tourists, locals and indigenous inhabitants for centuries. They originate from the Iguazu River and are located on the border of Brazil (in the state of Paraná) and Argentina.
Today we vist falls on the foot, special walkways have been built around the Iguazu Falls to allow visitors to get close up to this wonder of their natural beauty and power. A long pathway along the canyon (on the Brazilian side)

Breakfast Included

Included Activities 

Iguazu falls visit (Brazilian side)

DAY 16 RIO DE JANEIRO

7, April 2021

Welcome to the Marvelous City of Rio de Janeiro - a city rich in culture and surprises around every corner. Dramatically set between the mountains and the sea, Rio is home to so much. The world-famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. Major landmarks including the Christ the Redeemer Statue atop Corcovado mountain...Rio de Janeiro is a true melting pot of cultures, home to over six million people with no particular race, religion or creed that dominates, making it a unique gem in the heart of South America where everyone is welcome.

No Meals Included

Included Activities 

Flight Iguazu - Rio Included, Max 20kg check in luggage per person

DAY 17 RIO DE JANEIRO

8, April 2021

There are a few favorite attractions what we explore today. Corcovado Mountain with the Christ the Redeemer statue is the most popular attraction. The view of the bay from the top of the mount is spectacular. The unique and vibrant steps of Escadaria Selarón stand at the entrance of Lapa and reach up to the hillside of Santa Teresa. Chilean-born Jorge Selarón created the steps by hand, carefully piecing together bits of interesting and colorful tiles to create a 410 foot (125 meter) length mosaic on what has become one of the most famous staircases in the world.

Breakfast Included

Included Activities

Rio De Janeiro City  tour

DAY 18 RIO DE JANEIRO

9, April 2021

The trip ends on Day 18, there are no activities planned for this day, you can depart any time. However the check out time is 12 noon but you could use the hotel to keep your bags if you are out exploring Rio. Hope you enjoy the journey and please share your unforgettable memories with other friends!

 

Breakfast Included

Included  Service 

Airport transfer

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It’s easier than you think – We believe that traveling with us should not be hard, but it should be something everyone should do. You can choose to spend a week or a few, traveling this beautiful places and seeing what is out there. Why travel? Because you can, with all the challenges it presents and opportunities, let’s you discover who you are in a way that only the road brings.

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