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Lima • Machu Picchu, Peru • Rio de Janeiro • Buenos Aires

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Trip Includes

  • Flights from anywhere in the United States and flights between countries as per your itinerary. (all necessary flights on your trip are included)
  • Daily Mass will be scheduled.
  • Airport Taxes, Security Fees & Fuel Surcharges Saving you an average of $400-$600!
  • Transfers as per itinerary.
  • 4 or 5 star hotels in downtown areas.
  • Transportation with luxury bus.
  • All breakfasts and all dinners. Wine included with all dinners.
  • All tips to driver, hotel, and tour guide. If you feel that the tour guide did a great job, offering them extra tips is greatly appreciated.
  • Guided Tours and Tour Fees ~ Our tour guides are very caring, licensed, and well educated. Many of our guides have their PhD's.
  • Luggage handling (1 suitcase and 1 carry-on per person)
  • Single Supplement (as long as the passengers is willing to room with someone and allows us to provide them with a roommate. If the passenger wants a guaranteed room to of their own, then they have to pay the $900 single supplement)
  • Remember: Our trips are not more expensive during high season ~ Passengers will never be expected to pay extra for anything while on the trip ~ We always wait for passengers and never leave anyone behind.
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  • Lunch
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  1. Call us (855) 842-8001 or register online with a credit card and pay your $500 deposit per person to save your spot. The $500 deposit is part of the total price of the trip.
  2. A $1,000 Additional Deposit (AD) per person is due one month from the registration. The AD is paid ONLY in the form of Check (personal, money order, or bank check).
  3. The balance is due 4 months before the trip departure date. The balance is paid ONLY in the form of Check (personal, money order, or bank check).

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  • Proximo Travel
    PO Box 561
    Auburn, MA 01501

  • NOTE: If you sign up for a trip within 4 months of the departure date, you pay the deposit of $500 with a credit card and the balance is required to be overnighted in the form of a personal check, money order or bank check.

  • Trip Itinerary

    Day 1: Fly from the US to Lima.

    Day 2: Upon arrival we will visit the highlights of Lima: the Main Square of Lima, the Lima Cathedral, the Government Palace, Municipal Palace and the Church of Santo Domingo where the remains of the most important saints of Lima Santa Rosa and San Martin de Porres are found. The Plaza de Armas. After lunch we will finish exploring Lima with the house and church of St. Rosa Lima, Church of Las Nazarenes and finish with La Merced. Dinner and overnight in Lima.

    Day 3: After breakfast, we tour the modern city of Lima, with the Miraflores neighbourhood and the Pre Inca ruins of Huaca Pucllana with its famous Pyramids and remains of the human sacrifice altars which were partially destroyed by Spanish Conquistadors. After transfer and boarding to our flight to Cusco, upon arrival we get an overview tour of its downtown district. Dinner show and overnight in Cusco.

    Day 4: The adventure begins by embarking on one of the most beautiful railway routes, pass through picturesque Andean landscapes and enjoy the amazing lush jungle until you arrive to the City of Aguas Calientes; here we´ll take the bus for a 30 minute drive along a zigzaging path leading to the marvelous ancient citadel. Machu Picchu may have been home to Pachacutec, first Inca emperor. Walk through passageways and alleys of the citadel enjoy and take in this unique place in the world. Take free time to enjoy the mystic energy and natural beauty of the site before returning to Aguas Calientes for lunch. In the afternoon we´ll take the train back to Cusco. Dinner and overnight in Cusco.

    Day 5: Take the overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro.

    Day 6: Tour of Janeiro, Brazil. You will be met upon arrival by our guide and begin your tour. First, we will visit the neighborhood of Urca and the Sugar Loaf Mountain. Enjoy a cable car ride up 215 meters to Urca Hill, for a beautiful view of Guanabara Bay and its islands, the Rio-Niteró Bridge, and Corcovado Mountain. Then, take another cable car up another 180 meters for views of Copacabana beach, and the Santa Cruz fortress and beaches. We will check-in to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Rio.

    Day 7: After breakfast, our guide takes us the famous 120-foot statue of The Christ of Redeemer atop of the Corcovado Mountain. We begin with a drive through the Laranjeiras residential district and quaint Cosme Velho, and then take the cogwheel train for a 15 minutes ride up the mountain to the statue’s base. To elevation at the top of the mountain is 2,400 feet and provides you with a spectacular panorama of Rio de Janeiro fanning out below. Our tour continues with a visit the Historical area of Rio de Janeiro including the Metropolitan Cathedral. Tour by bus the famous spots in the city that we saw from the last 2 day’s mountain-top expeditions: the Copacabana Beach and the nearby Ipanema Beach; walking tour of the Lapa and Santa Teresa neighborhoods including the famous Escadaria Selarón, staircase that connects the two neighborhoods (enjoy Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas). The four-mile path encircling the lagoon is a favorite spot for joggers and cyclists. It also boasts open-air cafés and restaurants along the shore that offer stunning views of the lagoon and the beaches beyond. Dinner and overnight in Rio.

    Day 8: This morning we fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Upon arrival our tour guide will begin the tour with the symbol of the city, the Obelisk. This monument was built in 1936 to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the city. We will continue with a visit to the Basilica, the famous Cemetery of Recoleta, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, the Sanctuary of San Cayetano. We will also enjoy the views of the Spanish-inspired Plazas such as: Plaza de Mayo, Plaza San Martin, and Plaza Congreso; including the Museum Bellas Artes and the famous Opera house Teatro Colon. Finally, see Casa Rosada (The Pink House), which is the executive mansion and office of the President of Argentina. Dinner and overnight in Buenos Aires.

    Day 9: Today we will visit sites from the life of Pope Francis, starting with the early years when he was known as Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Our first stop is Flores, a working class town located in the center of Buenos Aires, and birthplace to Pope Francis. Continue on to Our Lady of Mercy Church where he was baptized, and the adjoining school, St. Joseph’s, where he took his first communion and attended primary school. It was here as a teenager that he received his vocational calling. Following lunch, we will make our way to Maximo of San Miguel College where Pope Francis studied and later taught philosophy and theology. As a rector, he sheltered those who were “on the run” from the military dictatorship. Next, we will make our way to the Seminary Chapel, also the former living quarters of Pope Francis. Finally make our way to the Church of the Immigrant. Along the way, we will visit the slums where Pope Francis worked and sought social justice for the poor. Return to Buenos Aires for dinner and overnight.

    Day 10: Today we will head to the countryside to visit the famous Argentine countryside and attend the Gaucho Fiesta at Santa Susana estancia. “Gaucho” meaning “the South American Cowboy”, is one of the icons of Argentina’s rural farming areas. Each year, they celebrate the gaucho way of life and all things rural, including horse parades, dancing, music and barbecued meat (a food Argentina is famous for). We will take a boat ride up north to Tigre, and visit the Parana Delta and Waterway. As you make your way through the web of inter-connecting rivers and streams, you will get to view the many English Style rowing clubs, marinas, and elegant mansions. Make a stop at San Isidro Cathedral, built in 1706 by French architects, and opened by the city founder: Captain Domingo de Acassuso. Take the overnight flight back home.

    Day 11: Arrival back home.

    Please note: We do our best to ensure that all sites listed in this itinerary will be seen. However, due to scheduling conflicts, or other circumstances beyond our control, sites may be visited on a different day than listed. If this happens it will also necessitate a change in the restaurant for dinner. However, we will never sacrifice the quality of the meal, all restaurants will meet Proximo Travel's very high standards.

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