Travel package 21 days
This relaxing tour is a perfect opportunity to discover all the countries that accomodate Dakar Rally route for many years.
Day 1 - 28 December
Arrival to Rio De Janeiro, accommodation at Hotel.
Day 2 - 29 December
In the morning we'll take an advance on the crowds and go up the Corcovado Mountain to enjoy the Crist the Redeemer statue. When heading to Corcovado we cross the just awakening Tijuca Tropical Rainforest and have the opportunity to see local fruits and trees growing in the wild. We might spot beautiful birds and monkeys in their morning rutuals. Up there a beautiful Panorama on Rio opens up between the clouds-we have a 360 degrees view on the breathtaking city! We'll head for the house of the flower-fruit girl Carmen Miranda, visit the colorful Selaron Stairs mozaic, impressive San Bento monastery, the modern Cathedral and of course we'll pay a visit to the Sambodrome where the worlds' biggest party of Carnival is held and the famous Maracana Stadium that just hosted the World Cup finals. On the way there are some delightful Brazilian restaurants and typical delicacies you can try to keep up your energy. We have to see the magical Sunset at Sugarloaf, a beautiful mountain we will head up by cablecar, located right over the Guanabara Bay's waters, with a delicious ocean breeze.
Day 3 - 30 December
Flight to Asuncion, accommodation at hotel.
Day 4 - 31 December
Asunción City Tour. During this city tour you will see the contrast between a modern city and the relics of the past (colonial time). Besides the shopping centers and the old part of town we will visit noble districts as well as modest ones. On the way you can compare the central market with modern shopping centers and malls. For years Asunción has been the capital with the lowest cost of living in the world, taking position 144 in the world wide ranking.
New Year celebration!!!
Day 5 - 1 January
Day 6 - 2 January
Dakar podium Grand Opening ceremony
Day 7 - 3 January
Day 8 - 4 January
City Tour + Ruins
We Start this sightseeing tour picking up our tourists from the Hotel, then we will be visiting the following archaeological, and religious attractions:
The Cathedral- Colonial Religious Monument, with a great historic value.
Koricancha- The Inca temple of the sun, The Santo Domingo church was built in the 17th century on the walls of the Koricancha Temple of the Sun.
Sacsayhuama- Located 3 Km. From Cusco, Inca fortress with an excellent and great architectur.
Qenqo- Ceremonial and Ritual Center, Also place where sacrifices were made.
PucaPucara- Was more likely a Tambo, or kind of post house than an actual fortress
Tambomachay- 7 Km. From Cusco, site for ritual bathing its use was restricted to the higher nobility, who maybe only used the baths on ceremonial occasions.
Day 9 - 5 January
The day starts with an early morning rise to transfer to Cusco Train Station for a three hour train journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, also known as "The Lost City of the Incas", one of the best known examples of surviving Inca architecture. Arrive at Aguas Calientes Station followed by a 30-minute bus drive, climbing 6km of winding road, to the marvelous Citadel. Upon arrival, you will participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the sacred sun dial (the most important preserved Intihuatana), the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds. After the tour you'll have time to stroll around the Archaeological Site at your leisure. In the late afternoon, return to Cusco and overnight in the selected Hotel.
Day 10 - 6 January
Flight Cusco – La Paz. Accommodation at the Hotel.
Day 11 - 7 January
4 hours tour aproximatelly visiting Plaza Murillo to see the Government Palace, the local Cathedral and the Congress building. Then experience visiting the Gold Museum, San Francisco Church, the biggest handicraft market in town known as the Witches Market, Los Andes street artisans, the Killi Killi outlook, the open air museum, besides some wealthy southern neighborhoods such as Obrajes, Calacoto and San Miguel. The
final part of the tour means Moon valley, spectacular geological scenery which was named after its strange clay formations. Return to the hotel.
Day 12 - 8 January
Visit to Tiwanacu ruins. Overland transfer from La Paz to the archaeological site of Tiwanaku (1.580 BC-1.000 AD); this magnificent ruins of Bolivia belong to one of the oldest civilizations in the Americas; the Sun Gate, the Temple of Kalasasaya and the Pyramid of Akapana are the sample of a glorious past. Tiwanaku culture was an agrarian based economy with an estimated population of 115.000 inhabitants. Box lunch is included. Continue to Huatajata on Lake Titicaca. once in Huatajata, visit the Andean Roots Eco-Village: The Altiplano Museum; Handicrafts village, the Mud Igloos and the mortuary towers of the Urus Chipayas. Meet the Limachi family, builders of the RA II and Tigris for epic expeditions across the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy our elegant vicuñas, llamas, alpacas and the mythical Suri.
Day 13 - 9 January
Day 14 - 10 January
Visit the Train Cemetery and then head to the Salt Flat visiting Colchani village to see a domestic salt processing plant. Then carry on to the “Palacio de Sal & Spa Hotel”constructed on salt blocks and considered the 10 top most exotic hotels in the world. Later continue to Ojos de Agua”. Hike around on Incahuasi Island to find enormous endemic cactus varieties. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 15 - 11 January
Flight Uyuni – La Paz.
Visiting Folklor show - 3 hours show program starting with pick up hotel and transfer to the Peña to experience an unforgettable night folk show with dancers and music from the High Plateau and Amazon regions. At the same time, enjoy a Bolivian dinner on a colorful and charming atmosphere.
Return to the hotel.
Day 16 - 12 January
Flight from La Paz to Buenos Aires. Accommodation at the hotel. Free time
Day 17 - 13 January
Buenos Aires panoramic tour will take you through the highlights of South America's most European and cosmopolitan city. We'll drive along 9 de Julio Avenue where the renowned Colón Theater and the Obelisk, symbols of our city, are located. We'll visit Plaza de Mayo, surrounded by important historic buildings like the Casa Rosada, the Cathedral and the City Hall. We'll also visit Plaza San Martin, Alvear and Plaza del Congreso. The tour will drive us along the old fashion Avenida de Mayo and the dynamic Avenida Corrientes. Explore neighborhoods filled with colors and history, like La Boca and San Telmo, and the sumptuous neighborhoods of Palermo, Recoleta and the modern Puerto Madero, a busy gastronomic and entertainment center. Among other highlights of the tour we'll pass by Parque Lezama, Tres de Febrero, commercial and financial areas plus La Bombonera, boca's football stadium.
Day 18 - 14 January
End of Dakar Rally!!! Great Finish!!!
Day 19 - 15 January
Early morning trip to Montevideo (Uruguay) with a ferry boat. A complet tour in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. Visit the "Old Town": Constitution Square or Plaza Matriz with its Cathedral and Cabildo. We’ll see the Teatro Solís, Independence Square with the monument to Artigas (national hero) and his Mausoleum. Continuing on the main avenue "18 de Julio", Square Entrevero and Legislative Palace are the main atractions. Then, we’ll head to the neighborhood of the "Prado" with its famous Rose Garden and Memorial "La Diligencia". Returning by the "Parque Batlle y Ordóñez," we pass by the Obelisk, La Carreta monument and Centenario Stadium. Then thw tour will take us to the residential area of Carrasco before coming back to the center along the beautiful road right next to Montevideo’s marvelous beaches.
Day 20 - 16 January
Free day in Buenos Aires or optional excursions:
- Wine Tasting (not included in the price)
Since time immemorial, Argentina's wine culture has consistently ranked with France as that of the most discriminatory tastes; but the Premium Tour's combination of lightness and enjoyment along with serious wine knowledge and education has brought wine tastings to a new level.
The Premium Wine Tasting includes:
* A rich selection of the best, and up-and-coming yet unknown, wines from Argentina
* Each wine is paired with a complementary food -- traditional Argentine tapas served with each wine.
* Detailed education of the Terroirs, Varietals, Vinification -- appropriate for both the newbie and the veteran
* Personalized tastings based on your preferences
* Generous pours, for a night of wonderful drinking together
- Tango show with dinner (not included in the price)
Carlos Gardel's Corner, or Chanta Cuatro opened its doors for the first time in 1893 and it used to be the reunion place for the legendary tango singer Carlos Gardel and his friends in the 20s and 30s. In those years there was a restaurant and a hotel. Today, more than 100 years later, Esquina Carlos Gardel is located in the same place where the "Chanta Cuatro" used to be.
The show, one of the best in town, focuses on the figure of Carlos Gardel, reviving his best known songs to a nostalgic audience whilst enjoying top class dinning service.
The menu includes starter, main course, desert, coffee, soft drinks, beer & wine.
Day 21 - 17 January
Flight Buenos Aires to Larnaca (with overstops)
Price starts from 21 400 EUR per person. Price includes:
- Transfers all over the program
- 4* -5 * Hotel accommodation
- Full board meal (including New Year party), from December 31st to January 15th. Other days – for extra. Alcohol drinks are not included.
- All air tickets and ferry boat ticket.
- Excursion program with guide.
*** PRICE AND PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE ACCORDING TO THE DAKAR SCHEDULE AND REAL TIME UPDATES