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Flavours of Mexico


9 Nights and 10 Days


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Places To Visit

  • Mexico City
  • Merida
  • Cancun

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Day Wise Itinerary


Day 01: Rio De Janeiro
Arrival in Rio de Janeiro, meet and greet at the airport, transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 02: Rio De Janeiro (Tour To Sugar Loaf And Downtown)
Arrival in Rio de Janeiro. Pick up and transfer fromthe International Airport to your hotel.
In the afternoon you will do a Panoramic tour of downtown Rio stopping at the Metropolitan Cathedral which
was built in a pyramidal form with an internal diameter of 96 meters and a height of 80 meters. Familiarize
yourself with traditional Cinelândia Square with its historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National
Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. Via the Aterro do Flamengo, you will be taken to the
neighborhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: Sugar Loaf.
You’ll travel all the way to the top in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes us to Urca Hill, a vantage
point 215 meters high for which already grants beautiful views of Guanabara Bay and its
islands, the Rio-Niterói Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. From this stage, a second cable car takes us up to the
top. At 395 meters we’ll enjoy splendid views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and
several beaches of Niterói. After riding the Cable car back down, passengers are returned to their hotels.
Day 03: Rio De Janeiro (Tour To Corcovado Mtn – Samba Show)
Breakfast. In the morning tour to Corcovado and Tijuca Forest. After picking you up from your hotel, we'll pass
the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas (except on Sundays) on our way to reach the Cosme
Velho Train cog station, which sits at the bottom of Corcovado Mountain. Here, we will take the ride up to the
top, through the dense Tijuca rain forest to the 38m tall (125ft) Christ Redeemer Statue.
With a panoramic view from the top, the guide will show you the spectacular sights of Rio and the surrounding
countryside for approximately 40-60 minutes. After riding the train back down, passengers are returned to
their hotels.
Afternoon at leisure.
In the evening pick up fromyour hotel and transfer to Plataforma Samba Show.
Come and enjoy the most famous spectacle of the authentic Brazilian folklore! It is in the Plataforma Show that
you will feel the effervescent rhythm of Samba, that you will hear the most famous songs of this musical genre.
It was inside of the cariocas' joints, with the beat of forks and glasses or "batucadas" on matchboxes that the
most beautiful Samba songs were written. Night in Rio makes the heart beat faster. Music and joy, key
ingredients to a good nightlife, go together with a permanent parade of artists in the show houses.
After the show return to your hotel.
Day 04: Rio De Janeiro / Iguazu Falls (Tour To Brazilian Falls)
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguazu Falls. Reception at the Airport. Transfer to your
Hotel.
Later pick up from your Hotel Lobby to go to the Brazilian side of the Falls, located 24 kilometers from
downtown Foz do Iguaçu. Arrival to the Visitors Center, at the entrance of the Iguassu National Park, about 10
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kilometers from the city center. After passing through the Center, the visits continue, now inside the National
Park, along a paved road that will take us to the magnificent Iguassu Falls. There, happens the walking tour
along the catwalk measuring one kilometer of easy hike. Along this easy trek, there are several gorgeous
panoramic views of the Falls and other main falls.
Day 05: Iguazu Falls (Tour To Argentine Falls)
After breakfast, early in the Morning, get your cameras ready because a memorable experience awaits you as
you explore this natural wonder of the world. The 200,000 year old falls span across the border of Argentina,
Brazil and Paraguay and are known to pour over 400,000 gallons of water a second onto the rocks below!
We will travel outside the city of Iguassu to the national park where we will spend the day exploring the falls
and learning about the history and culture.
We will explore the three tiers of the park to see the falls from different vantages. The lower path leads to the
base of the falls where the intense crash of the falls releases a thick mist into the air. The upper path leads to
incredible panoramic views of the falls from an extensive footbridge, also an unforgettable experience.
You will be guided throughout the tour but will have lots of free time to take pictures, enjoy the nature and see
the falls at your own pace.
At the end of the tour we will allmeet back up for transportation back to the hotel.
Day 06: Iguazu Falls / Ushuaia
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Ushuaia. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day
at leisure.
Day 07: Australis Cruise
Transfer to pier to board the M/V Via Australis cruise ship at 17:30. Check in between 10:00 and 16:00 at 409
San Martín Street. After a welcoming cocktail reception hosted by the Captain and his crew, the M/V Via
Australis will depart for one of the remotest parts of the planet. Our voyage will take us through the Strait of
Magellan and Beagle Channel to explore one of the most breathtaking wilderness regions in the world:
Southern Patagonia, which includes the Tierra del Fuego archipelago.
Day 08: Australis Cruise (Cape Horn -Wulaia Bay)
We sail through Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where, weather permitting,
we shall go ashore. The legendary Cape Horn was discovered in 1616 and is a sheer 425-meter (1,394-foot)
high rocky promontory. For many years it was an important navigation route between the Pacific and the
Atlantic, and is referred to as the ‘End of the Earth’. The park was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by
UNESCO in 2005.In the afternoon, we will go ashore at historic Wulaia Bay, originally the site of one of the
region’s largest Yamana aboriginal settlements. Charles Darwin landed there in 1833 during his voyage on the
HMS Beagle. This area is also renowned for the mesmerizing beauty of its vegetation and geography. We will
take an enchanted walk through the Magellan Forest of lengas, coigües, canelos, ferns, and other endemic
vegetation, to reach a panoramic viewpoint.
Day 09: Australis Cruise ( Pia Glacier – Garibaldi Fjord )
We navigate along the Northwest arm of the Beagle Channel to reach Pia Fjord, where we disembark. We will
then take a short hike to gain a panoramic view of the spectacular Pia Glacier, which extends from the
mountaintops down to the sea.In the afternoon, we will enter Garibaldi Fjord where we will disembark for a
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hike through the forest up to a glacial waterfall to enjoy the spectacular views.For those who choose to stay
onboard, our Captain will point the bow towards the beautiful blue Garibaldi Glacier so that they can enjoy the
panoramic view from the upper decks.
Day 10: Australis Cruise (Piloto & Nena Glaciers , De Agostini Sound A& Águila Glacier )
In the morning, we will be sailing through Cockburn Channel to anchor in Chico Sound. Traveling in wellequipped
Zodiac boats, we will explore Alakaluf Fjord and enjoy the view of Piloto and Nena Glaciers from the
sea. You will find yourself being drawn to the intense blue color of Piloto Glacier, which is due to its
compression and age. We will learn about the formation of glaciers and their influence on the unexpected
topography of the Fuegian-Patagonian channels.In the afternoon, we will enter the spectacular De Agostini
Sound, right in the heart of the Darwin Mountain Range – the perfect viewing point to appreciate glaciers that
make their way down to the sea from the upper ice field. Later that afternoon, we will travel aboard Zodiacs to
the Águila Glacier where we will embark upon an easy walk to its base. It’s the perfect opportunity to
experience the beauty of Patagonia’s cold rainforest and to see how the power of nature has molded the
spectacular landscape.
Day 11: Punta Arenas / San Pedro De Atacama (Magdalena Island )
Early in the morning, weather permitting, we will go ashore on Magdalena Island, located in the middle of the
Strait of Magellan. The island used to be an essential source of supplies for navigators and explorers and is
inhabited by an immense colony of Magellan Penguins that we will be able to see during our walk to the
lighthouse. In September and April, this excursion is replaced by a ride aboard Zodiacs to Marta Island to
observe South American Sea Lions. Finally, disembarkation at Punta Arenas is scheduled for 11:30.
Transfer to airport for your flight to Calama.
Arrival and transfer to the Bus Station for your trip to Atacama . Arrival and transfer to your hotel
Day 12: San Pedro De Atacama (Archeological Tour –Moon Valley)
Breakfast. Early in the morning archeological tour around San Pedro de Atacama: includes visit to Gustave Le
Paige Archeological Museum and its interesting collection concerning the evolution of atacamenian culture: the
Square, Church and colonial house. Excursion to Pukará de Quitor XII Century Atacamenian fortress, last
bastion against the army of the Conquistadors. Proceed toward the Valley of the Moon an extraordinary
landscape similar to that on the moon. Return to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 13: San Pedro De Atacama (Tour To Geysers De Tatio)
Early start (4:30) lto Tatio Geysers situated at 4.300 meter above sea level. Breakfast at the Geysers.
Comprehensive trip through the valley, observing main types of geothermal activity (boiling water holes,
geysers, hot clays and steam jets). Includes a brief on the geological structure of El Tatío. Return to the Hotel.
Overnight.
Day 14: San Pedro De Atacama – Tour to Chuquicamata / Santiago De Chile
Breakfast. In the morning visit the Chuquicamata mine, the largest open cast copper mine in the world, visit the
town workings and industrial plants. Return and transfer to the airport for your flight to Santiago de Chile.
Arrival in Santiago and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
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Day 15: Santiago De Chile / Cusco
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, meet and transfer to the
hotel. In the afternoon, we will climb up the Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman, and start our excursion
visiting the fortress with the same name, a beautiful place that radiates peace and quiet, where we will be able
to admire the huge rocks measuring up to 4 meters high that were used in its construction. We will then head
for Q'enqo, and ancient temple of the Puma, where we will be able to appreciate an altar for sacrifices in the
inner part of a huge rock, and then Tambomachay, sacred fountains of life and health. On the way we will have
a panoramic view from Puca Pucara, a watchtower that controlled the entrance to the city. After that we will
visit the Temple of the Sun “The Korikancha”, on top of which the Saint Dominique Convent was built. A legend
tells that his temple was entirely lined in gold sheets that marveled the Conquistadors upon their arrival.
Finally, we will go to the Main Square and will visit the Cathedral that reassures invaluable colonial paintings
and other works of art such as the Cross that arrived with the first conquistadors.
Day 16: Cusco – Sacred Valley – Urubamba Valley, PisacMarket, Ollantaytambo
After breakfast you will be driven towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking the direct route to Pisac. You
stop on the way to have a classic view of the Urubamba valley, with crops dressing the mountains like carpets.
You arrive to the colorful market of Pisac, where you will have free time to interact with the local craftsmen, or
to purchase their hand-made souvenirs. Later, continue to the town of Urubamba for a buffet lunch. Finally,
visit Ollantaytambo, attractive town of Inca origin with remarkable channels and stone streets. In its high part
one rises to an impressive ceremonial center of cult to the water and a fortress that guarded the access to the
inferior part of the valley. Overnight in Sacred Valley.
Day 17: Sacred Valley – Aguas Calientes
After breakfast, proceed to Ollanta train station. The 1 1/2 -hour train ride takes you through the Sacred Valley
of the Incas up to Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu remained for centuries undiscovered by the Spaniards, only to
be found in 1911 by Hiram Bingham. The uniqueness of its location and the genius that went into its
construction make this Inca archaeological site truly one of the great wonders of the world. Overnight in Aguas
Calientes.
Day 18: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
Today after breakfast, proceed to the citadel for an unforgettable experience, where a professional tour guide
will transmit you to the history around this mysterious and charming place. After the guided tour, you will have
free time to explore the zone on your own, relax and meditate. Enjoy buffet lunch at the Machu Picchu
Sanctuary Lodge of Orient express. In the afternoon proceed via Inca train for your onward journey to Cusco.
Overnight at Cusco.
Day 19: Cusco/Lima
Transfer to the airport. Upon arrival in Lima, meet and transfer to the hotel.
At dusk we will head for the Magic Water Circuit, the greatest water and light show in Latin America. It is an
amazing show of cybernetic and interactive ornamental fountains where there is a perfect communion of
water, light, music and images. This circuit has received the acknowledgment of the world through the
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Guinness Record as the largest Fountain Complex in the World and having the tallest fountain in a public park.
Overnight at Lima
Day 20: Lima – Nazca Lines Flight – Lima
Early morning packed breakfast will be given today. At 0500 hrs transfer pick up from your hotel in Lima by a
private vehicle. Travel along the Peruvian Coast directly to the city of Nazca. The car ride to the city of Nazca
lasts about 5 hours and allows you to travel on good comfort and also to stop at some places of interest along
the way. Prior the flight watch a video film about the Nazca Lines to get a better understanding of the Nazca
Lines. This interesting documentary lasts about 40 minutes and involves serious information about the Nazca
Culture, as well as the figures which can be seen from the air. For this aerial tour, board a small Cessna singleengine
aircraft (Station air, Sky hawk or Skyline type), which has spacious room for 5 people, each person with
a window seat. After the video, the English speaking pilot will proceed to give you a briefing about this air tour
and also will handover a map of the archaeological zone that shows all the figures seen from the air. Among the
figures, see an impressive representation of a monkey, a whale, a spider, a hummingbird, a parrot, a condor,
geometrical shapes and hundred of straight lines crisscrossing the Nazca desert. After the flight, transfer to a
traditional restaurant in Nazca for lunch (included). Later on, drive back to Lima, visiting along the way the
Nazca Lines Metallic tower to see 2 of the famous Nazca Lines. Upon your arrival in Lima drop off at the hotel
for overnight.
Day 21: Lima
Transfer to the airport for our international flight.
* The above itinerary is tentative and subjected to change without prior notice

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Inclusion


3 nights Accommodation including taxes in Rio de Janeiro
2 nights Accommodation including taxes in Iguazu Falls
1 night Accommodation including taxes in Ushuaia
4 nights Australis Cruise Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
3 nights Accommodation including taxes in Atacama Desert
1 night Accommodation including taxes in Santiago de Chile
2 nights Accommodation including taxes in Cusco
1 night Accommodation including taxes in Sacred Valley
1 night Accommodation including taxes in Aguas Calientes
2 nights Accommodation including taxes in Lima
Daily breakfast except day 01
All transfers, visits and excursions on regular basis.
Local English-speaking guides are included on the tours.
Entrance Fees mentioned in the itinerary
Expedition train ticket for the route Ollanta St /Machu Picchu / Poroy.
Meals mentioned.

Exclusion


International and Domestic air tickets.
International departure airport tax
Visa
Personal expenses, beverages in meals.
Tips for transfers, guides or waitress.
Services notmentioned in the inclusions

GST 5%

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For all the services contracted, certain advance payment should be made to hold the booking, on confirmed basis & the balance amount can be paid either before your departure from your country or upon arrival in INDIA but definitely before the commencement of the services. Management personnels hold the right to decide upon the amount to be paid as advance payment, based on the nature of the service & the time left for the commencement of the service.

Apart from above in some cases like Special Train Journeys, hotels or resorts bookings during the peak season (X-Mas, New Year), full payment is required to be sent in advance.

Mode of Payment: Overseas advance payment can be made through Wire Transfer to our bank.

Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation of tour / travel services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason/s we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • 36 days prior to arrival: 25% of the Tour / service cost
  • 15 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Tour / service cost
  • 07 days prior to arrival OR No Show: No Refund

Note:  Written cancellation will accept on all working days, except Sunday, Any cancellation sent on Sunday's will be considered on next working day (Monday).

For the X-mas and new year period from 20 Dec to 05 Jan the payment is non-refundable.

In case you cancel the trip after commencement, refund would be restricted to a limited amount only which too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers/ contractors we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation & missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.

Wildlife Safaris cancellation: All the wildlife safaris booked into any of Indian Wildlife National Park/Sanctuaries are non refundable. Even date change request will be considered as cancellation and no payment will be refunded/ adjusted against it.

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To travel to India from overseas countries except for the citizen of Nepal & Bhutan, one needs a 06 months valid passport and a valid Visa. And processing of Passport and Visa are not included in the tour cost.

Early Check-in / Late Check -out

Please note that standard check-in / Checkout time in most hotels is 1500 hrs/12 noon Local time. Therefore cost of early check-in or Late check-out is not included in the tour cost. We can always make a request for early check-in or late checkout if required but we do not guarantee that, that entirely depend upon the policy of the hotel, time of the year and availability of the room.

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Please note that cost of the vehicle (car / coaches with the driver) does not include extra usage of vehicle like after transfer or after sightseeing until or unless it is mentioned in the itinerary.

Rights to amend the itinerary if required

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