16 Days South America – Chile, Argentina, Brazil, & Peru

Code: B1-16SQ
2020: 1/4, 1/8
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Santiago De Chile
Alameda Moneda Presidential Palace
Santiago City Council Metropolitan Cathedral
Forestal Park National Museum of Fine Arts
San Cristobal Hill
Buenos Aires
Ancient Council Metropolitan Cathedral
Capitol Recoleta and Palermo
Colon Theatre
Iguazu
Iguazu Falls – Brazil Argentine Falls
Rio de Janeiro
Corcovado Hill Sugar Loaf Mountain
Lima
Colonial part in the historical Centre Plaza de Armas (Main Square)
Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace) Cathedral of Lima
Archbishop`s Palace San Isidro Golf Course
Municipalidad (City Hall) The Financial Center
Olive Grove Park Miraflore
Cusco
Coricancha Cathedral
Sacred Valley
Sacsayhuaman Pisac
Ollantaytambo
Machupicchu
Cusco
Andahuaylilla Racchi
Pucara
Titikaka Lake
Taquile Island

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Day 1: Singapore – Auckland

SIN/AKL                 SQ285               2115/1150+1
Assemble at Changi International Airport for your flight to Auckland. Step onboard Singapore Airlines where you will enjoy excellent cuisine and not forgetting the well-known in-flight services.

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Day 2: Auckland – Santiago De Chile (D)

AKL/SCL                 LA800               1820/1325
After landing at Auckland, check in flight to Santiago De Chile. Upon arrival, embark on a half day city tour. Visiting points of interest include: Alameda, Moneda Presidential Palace, Santiago City Council, Metropolitan Cathedral, Forestal Park, National Museum of Fine Arts and San Cristobal Hill for a panoramic view of the city. Tour the new “Sanhattan” which has more than 50 standard premium office towers. Since the early 1990s, it became the main financial center displacing the downtown area, surrounded by major hotels, designer boutiques, gourmet restaurants and open-air cafes.

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Day 3: Santiago De Chile – Buenos Aires (B/L)

Today, transfer to the airport for flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, free at leisure.
Optional: You may choose to have dinner and tango show at La Ventana on own expense

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Day 4: Buenos Aires (B/L)

Start the day with a half day city tour of Buenos Aires. Visit the outstanding building of the Ancient Council, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Capitol (better known as “Pink House”). The tour also includes visiting Recoleta and Palermo with their beautiful parks and buildings, the Colon Theatre, one of the five most important Opera theatres of the world and many other buildings and palaces. Next, visit San Telmo area, one of the most antique districts of the city, as well as the Boca district and Caminito – a picturesque pedestrian street where colorful metal sheet tenements can be found. Finally, the tour will lead us to the recently recycled district of Puerto Madero, an old area of the Buenos Aires port.

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Day 5: Buenos Aires – Iguazu (B/L/D)

This morning transfer to the airport for flight to Iguazu. With one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, the Iguazu Falls Brazil was the second Brazilian National Park to be created in 1939. It’s part of the largest remaining Atlantic Forest of southern Brazil and protects a rich biodiversity, consisting of representative species of the Brazilian fauna and flora, some of which are threatened with extinction. Visit the Main Center of the park followed by a walk through the most important track of the park where the participants could enjoy an astonishing view of the waterfalls.

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Day 6: Iguazu – Rio de Janeiro (B/L)

After breakfast, visit the Argentine Falls. Crashing at the bottom the water shatters to a fine spray which, rising up forms a multitude of rainbows. Catwalks and observatories will let us enjoy the magnificent falls, one of the wonders of the world. Next, transfer to airport for flight to Rio de Janeiro.

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Day 7: Rio de Janeiro (B/L/D)

After breakfast, embark on a half day tour to Corcovado Hill. Hop on a comfortable train that ascends the mountain, where the statue of Christ the Redeemer is located 2,300 ft above sea level. The Christ statue, known as the “wonder of Rio”, was recently declared as one of the 7 “New Wonders of the World”. Upon arrival at the top, enjoy a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro. In the evening, enjoy dinner and show at Ginga Tropical. It is a multicultural show that brings different cultures of Brazil to the stage. The show perfectly combines a variety of Brazilian dances that was developed from African rhythms.

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Day 8: Rio de Janeiro – Lima (B/L)

Over a million tourists visit the world’s famous Sugar Loaf Mountain each year. The first cable-car ride brings us to the top of Urca Hill, which is 215 meters above sea level and offers a spectacular view of the entire bay and its surrounding islands. From Urca Hill, hop on a second cable-car to the top of Sugar Loaf which is 395 meters above sea level and offers a 360 degree view of the entire city including Botafogo, Copacabana Beaches, Corcovado Mountain and downtown Rio de Janeiro. After the tour, transfer to airport for flight to Lima.

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Day 9: Lima – Cusco (B/L/D)

Today’s city tour includes: visiting the Colonial part in the historical Centre, Plaza de Armas (Main Square), front of the Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace), the Cathedral of Lima, Archbishop`s Palace, and the Municipalidad (City Hall). Next, proceed to the neighbours of San Isidro, The Financial Center, San Isidro Golf Course, the Olive Grove Park, and end in Miraflores. After lunch, transfer to airport for flight to Cusco.

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Day 10: Cusco – Scared Valley (B/L/D)

Start the city tour with a panoramic view of Cusco and its attractions. Visit the Coricancha, also known as “Temple of the Sun”, the worship place of the Inca Empire with its walls fully covered with gold sheets and its courtyards were planted with golden corn and life size Llamas. Continue on to the Cathedral, the most important building on the Main Square, one of the most splendid Spanish colonial churches in America. After lunch at local restaurant, transfer to Sacred Valley – originally a place where people from remote communities used to barter their product. On the way to the valley, stop by Sacsayhuaman, the largest fortress built by the Incas. Pisac has evolved to one of South America’s most famous souvenir markets. You will arrive in Ollantaytambo, a typical example of the urban planning of the Incas, whose residents still live in accordance with their old traditions.

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Day 11: Sacred Valley – Machupicchu – Cusco (B/L/D)

Early morning transfer to the train station for a full day excursion on deluxe mountain train to the Lost City of the Incas “Machu Picchu”, best known and most spectacular archaeological site on the continent. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983 and designated one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, Machu Picchu is Peru’s most visited attraction and South America’s most famous ruins. It will be an unforgettable experience, which transmit us the history around this mysterious and charming place. Enjoy lunch at Machupicchu Sanctuary Lodge today. After the tour, return to Cusco by train.

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Day 12: Cusco – Puno (B/L/D)

Today’s transfer to Puno comprises of three stops. The first stop is Andahuaylillas, a village located 40 kilometers from Cusco. The most important attraction is the church of Andahuaylillas, also called “The Sistine Chapel of America”, due to the high quality pieces of art found in it; its structure was built in the sixteenth century on the remains of constructions probably Wari. Continue the trip to Racchi, where the Temple of Viracocha can be found. It is an amazing and unique rectangular building, similar to a wall, 30 meters wide and 20 meters high. It has windows and doors and is thought to have the highest ceiling of the Inca Empire. Next, cross the La Raya Pass, 14,222 feet (4335 meters) above sea level. The last stop is the town of Pucara, known as the place where Toritos (little bulls) of Pucara are made. Lastly, drive along the final course to the city of Puno.

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Day 13: Puno – Lima (B/L/BD)

Today will be a full day in Titikaka Lake. The Uros are an ancient culture that inhabits a series of artificial islands built on the basis of reeds growing in the lake itself. These are constructed by weaving reed in the areas where it grows thicker and thus forming a natural layer. On it they build their houses and cook outdoors in order to prevent fires. Afterwards, continue to the island of Taquile. In contrast to the other islands in the lake, where the people speak Aimara, here they speak Quechua. It was part of the Inca Empire and vestiges of that culture can still be seen in their buildings. However, the Spanish also came here, forbade them from wearing their traditional costumes and forced them to use peasant dress. After lunch, transfer back to the harbor for the trip back to Puno. Early Box Dinner will be served before boarding the flight.

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Day 14: Lima – Santiago De Chile (B)

LIM/SCL                 LA641               1352/1833
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight to Santiago, connecting to Auckland on the next day.

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Day 15: Santiago De Chile – Auckland

SCL/AKL                 LA801               0035/0505+1
On board flight from Santiago De Chile to Auckland.

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Day 16: Auckland – Singapore

AKL/SIN                 SQ286               1210/1900
Arrive Singapore with fond memories of South America.

Tours Info

Airline
Singapore Airlines (SQ)
Flying hours (Approx)
Singapore – Auckland – 9 hours 35 minutes
Auckland – Santiago – 11 hours
Lima – Santiago – 3 hour 35 minutes
Santiago – Auckland – 12 hours 55 minutes
Auckland – Singapore – 10 hours 50 minutes
Note: South America domestic flights details will be available nearer to departure date.
Time Difference Argentina is 11 hours behind Singapore.
Brazil is 11 hours behind Singapore.
Peru is 13 hours behind Singapore.
Passport Travellers must hold an international passport with a minimum validity of six months from the date of departure from each country is required.
VISAS Argentina and Peru visa are not required for Singapore/Malaysia passports.
Under 90 days of visit, Singapore and Malaysia passport holders do not require visa for Brazil.
For other nationalities, please check with our office or the embassy directly.
Travel Insurance Travel insurance is highly recommended by us. It covers unforeseen circumstances such as delays, baggage loss, personal accidents, injuries or illnesses. Please approach our staff for your complete insurance needs.
Itinerary subject to changes Itinerary & order of sightseeing tours may be reshuffled due to unforeseen circumstances
Airport Taxes Most of your airport taxes are already incorporated into your air ticket. However, you may be required to pay additional airport taxes in cash when you are in South America.
Vaccination Singapore is one of the countries that require passengers returning from South America to produce proof of the Yellow Fever vaccination before allowing entry. As such, you are advised to take the vaccination at least 2 weeks before departure. The vaccination is valid for 10 years. For those who are allergic to the vaccine, they should obtain a medical contraindication to vaccine form signed by doctor.

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