18 Day Classic Brazil, Argentina & Peru
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|2018 Dates & Prices|
Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu, Iguazu-Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Lima, Lima-Cuzco & Juliaca-Lima.
Passport numbers for all passengers must be submitted before documents can be issued.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
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Escorted Package Includes
- Flights Miami-Rio de Janeiro, Lima-Miami
Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- All intra-flights: Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu, Iguazu-Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Lima, Lima-Cuzco & Juliaca-Lima
- 16 nights First Class accommodations
- 3 nights Rio de Janeiro
- 2 nights Iguazu, Argentina
- 3 nights Buenos Aires
- 3 nights Lima
- 3 nights Cuzco
- 2 nights Puno
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
- 22 meals: 16 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour managers throughout
- Services of English-speaking local guides
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Ascend to the summit of Corcovado Mountain to see the spectacular views of Rio
- Stand in awe at majestic and awe-inspiring Iguassu Falls
- Admire the elegant architecture in Buenos Aires, the "Paris of South America"
- At Recoleta Cemetery, see the final resting place of Eva "Evita" Peron
- Tango lesson with professional Argentine tango dancers
- Tour of Colonial Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Discover Cuzco, ancient capital of the Inca Empire
- Discover the astonishing ancient citadel of Machu Picchu via The 360° Inca Rail Train
- Drive through the Andean Plains to pristine Lake Titicaca
- Excursion by boat to the fascinating Uros Floating Islands
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates
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This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from two to three hours walking on some touring days. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. A few early wake-ups, some at 5 or 6 am, as well as one long 10-hour drive to Puno are necessary to cover the territory. The altitude, 11,000 feet in Cuzco and 12,400 feet in Puno, may be a consideration for those who have heart conditions or are otherwise affected by high altitude. We suggest you check with your health-care provider before signing up for this tour.
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▲ Due to the high elevation, travel in the Peruvian highlands may cause some passengers to experience the temporary effects of altitude sickness. If you have any concerns about traveling to higher than your accustomed elevation, please consult your healthcare provider.
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This first class hotel has lovely views of Leme Beach.Hotel Details
This first class hotel overlooks the convergence of the Iguazu and Parana Rivers and is located just over 300 feet from "The Three Borders" where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet.Hotel Details
This deluxe hotel is located in central downtown Buenos Aires, nearby the historic Obelisk.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is situated in the San Isidro district of Lima.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
This afternoon, depart your hotel for Downtown Rio de Janeiro. Arrive at Academicos da Grande Rio, one of the top samba schools in the city. Here, enjoy a guided tour of the warehouse, where you see grandiose parade floats* and flamboyant costumes There will be an opportunity to try on authentic Carnival costumes. Toast your Carnival experience with a caipirinha Brazil’s national cocktail, while you learn about the history of the Samba dance and the Carnival parades from an expert guide. Then, try to copy the basic Samba steps from a professional dancer while you encounter diverse Afro-Brazilian rhythms like Ijexa, Coco, Iongo, and Samba de roda. Return to your hotel.
*Floats and carriages for Carnival are being constructed between September and December and therefore will not be fully completed and decorated during that time.
Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
|Day #4||20 Feb 2018 - 31 Dec 2018||$59.00|
Depart from your hotel for a brief driving tour of Rio de Janeiro on your way to Sugar Loaf Mountain. While passing through the downtown, admire the myriad of city landmarks such as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, the Municipal Theatre, and the Sambadrome. Upon arriving at Praia Vermelha, begin the first leg of your journey up Sugar Loaf Mountain. Hop in a cable car and ascend from street level to the top of Urca Hill. Over the course of that 3 minute ride, a superb panorama unfolds right before your eyes. At Urca, enter a second cable car for the ride to the summit. After a 6 minute ride, you will be welcomed to the top by an unsurpassed view. From this location, the entire area is within your grasp, including Rio, the bridge, the bay, the age-old majestic mountain range, and Niteroi, a city on the other side of the bay.
Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #4||26 May 2018 - 31 Dec 2018||$49.00|
Tonight enjoy an excellent dinner and tango show in downtown Buenos Aires. This has become a favorite of local residents as well as visitors and is the ideal setting for a delicious dinner and an alluring tango show. The Tango displays complete cultural expression, a plot of myths, values and traditions.
Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.
|Day #8||01 Jan 2018 - 06 Jan 2021||$79.00|
Depart from the hotel towards Cardales to visit a traditional Estancia. An Estancia is the equivalent to a large rural estate similar to a ranch in the United States, mainly devoted to agriculture, cattle and breeding horses. Most have a main house and some straw-roofed constructions in which the dining-room and a traditional general store are located. The general store commonly called the 'pulperia' was a social gathering point for gauchos at sunset. Later, you can taste a typical Argentine barbecue (grilled beef, chicken, pork sausages, salads, dessert and coffee) in the dining-room.
As lunch is finished you will enjoy a folklore show with live music, dancing and a tango demonstration, followed by 'cuadreras' and ring races where gauchos show their skills as riders. For those willing to participate in the traditional activities there are horses and 'sulkies' to go around the ranch.
Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.
|Day #9||01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018||$109.00|
Visit the archaeological site of Pachacamac, one of the largest religious centres in pre-Inca times on the Peruvian coast. Uncover the ancient mystery of the Pachacamac Temple with the help of your knowledgeable guide. Explore the remarkable religious compound and discover its intriguing history and 200 AD origin. Marvel at the majestic pyramids dedicated to the sun and the moon and admire the architectural precision of the buildings while learning about the customs and traditions of the pre-Inca civilization.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #11||01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018||$39.00|
This evening drive through Lima and arrive at the Larco Herrera Museum. Experience one of Lima’s most magnificent museums by night on this tour that also includes dinner. Sit down to a light supper in the elegant dining room. The museum is located in an 18th century restored mansion, built over a 7th century pyramid and surrounded by gardens. Following supper, immerse yourself in the cultural intrigue of the museum with your local guide. Admire the world's largest collection of pre-Columbian masterpieces and a stunning exhibition of gold and priceless jewels.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
|Day #11||01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018||$79.00|
This half day tour explores numerous Inca ruins that all served unique purposes. First head to Saqsaywaman, an enormous Inca site that overlooks Cuzco. Here observe precision masonry of the massive stones that fit perfectly within one another without requiring any mortar to remain standing walls. Continue on to Kenko and navigate through the engraved passages and canals of this once active worship site. From Kenko proceed to Puca Pacara, “The Red Fortress”, used by the Incas not only as a control station and look-out, but also used to house weapons and provide military support. Continue on to Tambomachay and discover the many aqueducts, canals and also waterfalls used by the Incas as an indulgent spa.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
|Day #12||01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018||$59.00|
Today's tour will give you a glimpse into the other side of Cuzco, the oldest continuously inhabited city of the western hemisphere. Begin with a "Healing Ceremony". Meet with an Andean shaman or healer and witness an offering to mother earth & the sacred mountain protectors to thank them for this trip. Continue with a visit to a local fruit and vegetable market and observe the locals shopping for their daily goods. Try the local chuta bread and enjoy this colorful market where you will experience many new things. Later, head to the local Cuzco cemetery, where you will learn about the Andean understanding of life and see how the locals decorate the graves with gifts and food for their dead. It is traditional belief that the dead eat and drink as they would during life. Conclude the tour with a cooking demonstration by a local chef showing you how to make a traditional dish from Cuzco, followed by lunch.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.
|Day #14||01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018||$49.00|
Afternoon drive to the pre-Incan burial ground of Sillustani. Upon arrival, a walking tour to the "Chullpas" of Sillustani on Lake Umayo, where the ancient Aymaras buried their high priests, in cylinder-shaped tombs. Please note that the archaeological site is located approximately a half- mile walk from where you exit the bus. .
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.
|Day #16||01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018||$39.00|
... Our tour guide Miss Silvana was very energetic and kind and she was on top of everything. She is an amazing loving lady that we were fortunate to have her as our tour guide for the entire trip. Everyone in our group loved her and very much satisfied with her managing the entire tour.Suren M. Manchester, MO
Our trip was wonderful. This is our 7th trip with Gate 1 and I have to say that our tour guide Silvana was exceptional. Not only attentive to the group as a whole but she also took very good care of each and every person individually. Her professionalism, patience, kindness and pleasant personality is to be recognized and commended. Our group in particular meshed very well from the beginning and despite the differences in nationalities and culturally we quickly bonded. Making it for a really amazing experience. The highlight of our trip was Iguazu Falls for both my husband and myself. Truly special!Diana R. Orlando, FL
Outstanding! I will definitely travel with Gate 1 again and of course recommend Gate 1. Everyone was wonderful! Our guides were great; knowledgeable, professional and friendly. We would love to especially commend your company for Marco who was our manager guide ... But he was above OUTSTANDING! He made sure everyone was fine, together and on time. He went out of his way to make everyone feel safe and comfortable from our arrival to the minute of departure. He is truly an asset to this company. My daughter did not like to travel with any company, instead she made her own arrangements, however, after this trip she has changed her mind and commends you for such an organized trip. We loved it and you will see us back! Thank you so much for such a beautiful experience. By the end of the trip our manager had us all feeling in a family atmosphere. Thank you Gate 1 Travel!Cristina H. Chino Hills, CA
This was our 5th trip with Gate 1 Travel. It was one of the best ever. Alex is one of your best tour director's ... He went above and beyond in customer satisfaction ... He took us on the guided tour, and pointed out all the dinning options. KUDOS!! To Alex for his attention to all of us in his tour.Bernard P. Attleboro, MA
It was a great trip. Iguazu Water Falls is stunning, way beyond my expectations. The tour manager Flavio is very professional, warm hearted and helpful.Qiye C. Los Angeles, CA
We just returned from our 10-Day Classic Brazil and Argentina Trip, and it was absolutely superb. The hotels we stayed at were all very conveniently and centrally located, and the food provided by Gate 1 Travel was excellent. Special thanks to our guide, Lucas Davicino, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, who was very professional and an all around exceptional tour guide. We're already planning our third trip with Gate 1 Travel for next year!Wung K. Olney, MD
This was our first Gate1 trip and it was truly wonderful. Everything was very well organized and detailed. Our tour manager, Silvana, was really great. She took such great care of the entire group, making sure everything went according to plan. The local tour guides Pablo and Marcela were both great as well. We loved all the sights we visited and the optional tours that were offered. We'll definitely travel with Gate1 again in the near future!Marina B. Staten Island, NY
We had an absolutely wonderful trip! Our tour manager, Alejandro, was so wonderful ... We saw so many incredible sights on our tour, including two of the Seven Wonders of the World. It was another great Gate 1 Trip. Many of the other passengers were on their first Gate 1 Trip and they all said they would travel again with Gate 1.Shabnam Z. Bothell, WA
Hi Donna, As always, Gate1 did a fantastic job - even the weather was perfect! We had a marvellous tuime, beautiful hotels in lovely places, excellent tour director and local guides. Everything went like clockwork and we plan to use Gate 1 again in the future and recommend them to our friends.Bill L. Clearwater, FL
We had a wonderful trip. Our travel guides were all extremely helpful and made the trip very easy to negotiate. The places we stayed and the opportunities provided on the tour were wonderful. Great experience—we’ll definitely use Gate 1 again!Jean B. Statesboro, GA
Awesome as usual. The tour manager, Alejandro (Alex) was fantastic. The first local guide, Francisco, was the best local guide we have had on any Gate 1 trip.Louis R. Grand Rapids, MI
It was great time! Out tour manager Pablo is an excellent person with deep knowledge. He took care of our group 24/7. Pablo brought us very interesting information regarding Brasil and Argentina. Our satisfaction is in result of his efforts. Thank you GATE1.Yan U. Roswell, GA
The trip was exhausting, intense but so magnificent! The guides were fabulous, knowledgeable and looked after us constantly. The highlight for us was Iguasu but Machu Picchu and the Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca were unforgettable. Accommodation was superb and the flights,coach and train trips were seamless,thanks to the organisational expertise. We had a lovely, friendly group...All in all, 10/10.Jules M. Epping, NSW, AU
Our trip was terrific, we enjoyed it tremendously and already recommended your agency to our family members and friends. I would like to mention the outstanding performance of our guide on the trip - Albano Garibaldi. This gentleman was a fantastic leader to our group, knowledgeable, likable, efficient, helpful, and funny. He is a great asset to your organization. Hopefully, we'll meet him again on a future trip.Eitan H. Palm Desert, CA
Had awesome time. Sole was a great guide, very organized. Patti in Chile was our best local guide we have ever had on our many travels. Frank and Margee van VlymenMargaret V. Blanchard, ID
Just beautiful. Again this was our 6th gate 1. And it was again beyond our expectations. Our tour manager Alejandro was excellent and very helpful.Dale A. Las Vegas, NV
My trip was great! I really enjoyed my time in Colombia. It's a country that I would recommend anyone to visit. The tour guide person was very professional, informative, and sweet.Shelly L. Philadelphia, PA
We are very pleased. It was an expectacular trip and the memories wil be with us for a long time. We will like to commend your Colombian Tour guide Diego. He was instrumental on the well-being of everyone on our tour. The only thing we can complain about, it the fact that time flew by so fast. We are looking forward to traveling again with you in the future.Alexsandro B. Miami, FL
The trip was amazing!! Our guide Juan was EXCELLENT in every sense of the word! The other guides Pati and Vicki were amazing too! I will be using Gate 1 Travel for my future travels.Salome G. Marietta, GA
Fantastic. Excellent. Guide staff very professional and entertaining. Well versed in the country, history and culture. Will go back again!Margarita C. Cutler Bay, FL
The trip was great. We had an excellent guide Juan who took a very good care of everything. I would highly recommend this trip to Colombia to all my friends.Galina O. Fair Lawn, NJ
Fantastic. We had a terrific time. The guides were very attentive and made our trip. Leon is the best!Paulette A. Woodstock, GA
Thanks for putting such a great package together. Hoping to book the Morocco tour next.Jennifer C. La Jolla, CA
The trip was better than what I was expecting. I thought much of the tour was on our own, but turns out, it was escorted most of the time. I got to see the highlights of Colombia and I am impressed of what I saw. I would recommend this trip to anyone looking for an experience in South America.Rodger W. Narrows, VA
It was amazing.. I truly enjoy it... Love Gate 1 Travel. It was a small group, so we were like family. Tour manager was awesome. Thank you.Maria R. Miami, FL
Best trip ever. Superb guide. Great fun. Nonstop entertainment.Would love to return to Columbia. Beautiful beaches, great hotel in Cartegena. A zoo on site. Just fabulous.Dorothy D. Saint Louis, MO
Our trip was wonderful, we had a great time and our tour guide was amazing!! We loved our hotel in Cartagena, good job. We will be traveling with you guys again. Thanks for making our travel an amazing time.Yrmaris V. Port of Spain, Trinidad
The 5 Day Classic Colombia Trip was fantastic! It was everything expected and more! The two tour guides Vicky and Juan were exceptional. I was particularly impressed with Vicky. Many thanks for a great trip and May of 2017, (Ecuador), will be my 3rd Gate 1 trip!Kevin J. Covington, LA
Exceeded expectations!!! Great tour, knowledgeable guides, and fun group of wonderful people.. Please send special thanks to our main tour guide Maria for all the hard work, her long days, and attention to detail of all the information and logistics.. I'm sure we'll be booking another Gate 1 tour in the future..Gregory D. Fernandina, FL
We had a wonderful time in South America. We were lucky to be blessed with good weather for the entire duration of the tour.We had amazing experiences and our our Tour Manager Alex was very good.Thummakkundu V. Poughkeepsie, NY
The trip was great. I learned so much about Colombia. The Gate 1 itinerary provided us with an excellent overview of the country. The Colombian people were warm and friendly. Our guide, Andreas was so helpful and informative. He did a great job with the group. All the local guides and drivers were also very good. This was the best group tour I have ever been on.Mary C. El Centro, CA
The trip was so good! This was my first time traveling with Gate 1 and I was so impressed. Everything was well organized. Berenice the tour guide was excellent. She was very friendly, professional, hard worker and make the journey so pleasant. I definitely will travel with Gate 1 again. Thank You!Nilda T. West Palm Bch, FL
Once again Gate1 provided a memorable experience. Our tour guide, Leon, the hotels, NH and Caribe, the city guides, Juan and Sam and all the Colombians we met were wonderful. They went out of their way to make our stay a treasured memory. Yo amo Colombia y Gate1!!!!Denise F. Charlestown, RI
My trip was amazing!! I really enjoyed everything we did in Colombia. Our tour guide, Victoria, was so much fun and made such a difference in our experience. I highly recommend her for future trips to Colombia. I think it's my 4th trip with Gate 1. I've never been disappointed. I'm looking forward to Dubai next month.Sylvia C. San Antonio, TX
My trip to Colombia was a wonderful experience it was a very good itinerary beside the guide was a knowledgeable young man with social skills who was concern about each one and everyday he asked about our experience he really was interested in let us be part. Million thanks to John and the group who were helpful and sensitive and thanks to Gate 1 for choosing this breathtaking and interesting places to visit.Telma R. Odessa, FL
It was fantastic! Loved the sites, the food, the hotels. Alex, our tour manager, was phenomenal, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and took care of all the little things perfectly. As always, Gate 1 Travel was excellent!Ernesto F. Miami, FL
Trip to Colombia was fabulous due to the itinerary and our very knowledgeable guide Edgar. Always willing to assist with a special need or question. On specific days, Sam, Omar and Karen also joined us to add a special touch. This was the 5 trip I have take with Gate 1 and i would not hesitate to go again.June B. Branford, CT
This trip was beyond fantastic. We missed one day of our tour due to airline problems but our group leader, Marina, made sure we got to see and experience everything! The local guides were excellent as well. Rio and Buenos Aires are cities not to be missed and Iguazu Falls are breathtaking!!! One of the highlights was visiting a local school sponsored by Gate 1. The pace on this trip was perfect with time on our own to explore. Thanks for another amazing trip!!!!Kimberly L. Fulton, MD
I apologize for the slow response! Our trip to Colombia was spectacular. Juan David Camacho was an absolutely amazing tour guide--he was friendly and knew so much about the country of Colombia. My wife and I absolutely loved our experience and will definitely be traveling with Gate 1 in the future.Caleb B. Watertown, WI
It was a wonderful trip. Our tour guide Marina is a fantastic guide. Because of her diligence and caring nature in treating everyone of us in the best possible way, we are planning additional tours in South America assuming we will have her as our guide again. Please pass our compliments to her. Thanks.Gan L. Fountain Vly, CA
Our trip was most enjoyable! We really enjoyed visiting Cartagena and our Gate 1 Guide, Vicki, is fantastic! She assured our trip was top notch in every way possible and is amazingly knowledgeable about the history of her area.George E. Glenwood Spgs, CO
Really nice! Interesting place (Cartagena). The guide, Vicki, was outstanding in every way. She went above & beyond to satisfy our interest in the country...Gate 1 delivered again!Linda H. Cumming, GA
Our trip was awesome, we had a great time. Brazil is beautiful, Iguazu Falls is a jaw dropping sight and the juicy beef in Argentina is just amazing so with their wine. Enjoyed watching the Tango show in Buenos Aires so with the Samba in Rio. Love Gate 1 choice of hotels, it's in the center of the action. All in all the whole experience made it more enjoyable, big Thank you to our superb Tour Manager Sylvia who did an excellent job. So inspiring to see the world with Gate 1, Happy travels.Emmanuela B. Buena Park, CA
Our trip was excellent from the very beginning to the end. All the staff are marvelous starting from the drivers ,local guides and especially to the tour master, SILVIA. All of them delivered excellent customer service. Also the hotels and food are great . Thank you Gate 1 .Julius B. Covina, CA
This was a fantastic trip and we highly recommend it. It was well organized and the guide David, as well as the driver Edwin were wonderful. We felt welcome from the time we landed in Cartagena. The trip on the canoe through the mangroves was amazing. The night ride on the horse driven carriage was very classy and romantic. We loved the restaurant that was picked. Gate 1 needs to publicize this trip to Cartagena more. People do not know what they are missing. The whole trip was done very professionally. Gate 1, you are the best!!Christine B. Rockford, IL
Our trip was wonderful our guides Andres and Samuel were great the tours were great, Cartagena was like a sauna hot and steamy. The accommodations were great especially the Caribe in Cartagena. Food was good so all in all a great rip.Geoffrey W. Toledo, OH
Our trip was wonderful, the hotel accommodations were fantastic, our tour director was excellent and very helpful and they provided excellent service. We are very happy we choose Gate 1, excellent trip and itinerary, highly recommended to our friends. Thanks for the excellent service you provided us.Manuel L. Voorhees, NJ
The trip was outstanding for me and my travel partner, Jeffery Stroud. The other people in this group were all friendly and outgoing personalities. I cannot applaud our in-country guide Karen, with enough accolades. She was always available, knowledgeable and cheerful. The flight home was very turbulent but we survived. Thanks also, to Gate 1 for sponsoring such a wonderful trip. Looking forward to booking the next experience.John B. Brooklyn, NY
My trip was wonderful. The group was great and John the tour manager and the other guides Carlos and Samuel were outstanding. The hotels selected like always very good. Sincerely Gate 1 knows what is doing and every trip i do with your company is greatRoberto O. Miami, FL
It's been a fantastic and a memorable trip. The Gate 1 tour guide her name is Virgina from Argentina she is wonderful in many ways and she exceed my expectation. Also George from Chile he is also very helpful. Again thanks Gate 1 and looking for more adventures in Peru and Asia trips in the future.David Ng. East Walpole, MA