Mexico City • Our Lady of Guadalupe • Lima • Machu Picchu, Peru • Rio de Janeiro • Buenos Aires
- 14 Days - THIS PRICE INCLUDES AIRFARE FROM ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.
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Trips in 2017 - $5,100.00
Trips in 2018 - $5,100.00
- 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 is available but not mandatory. Proximo Travel strives to have one or more Catholic Priests accompanying the group as chaplain(s).
- 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. Dinners take place at upscale restaurants not at the hotel.
- 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: Passengers will never be expected to pay extra for anything while on the trip ~ We always wait for passengers and never leave anyone behind.
Trip Does Not Include
- Any necessary Travel Visas
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- 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
- A $1,000 Airfare 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)
- 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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- 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.
Day 1: Fly from your home town to Mexico City. Upon arrival you'll be greeted by a tour guide and/or driver who will take you to the hotel to get checked in. Rest a bit and enjoy a welcome dinner at Villa Maria with the group and overnight in Mexico City.
Day 2: Tour of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the second most visited after Vatican City, beginning with Mass at the Basilica. After Mass we will have time for a tour of the shrine including the museum, Tepeyac Hill, Capilla del Cerrito, Tepeyac Garden, and the Chapel of the Indians. Dinner at Barro Negro and overnight in Mexico City.
Day 3: After breakfast we will head to the northern part of Mexico City to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Teotihuacan. We will visit the three main pyramids of this ancient site, the Pyramids of the Sun, the Moon and of the feathered serpent Quetzalcoatl. There will be free time to shop in the local arts and crafts markets and enjoy lunch. On the way back to the hotel we will stop at Acolman for a tour of the 16th century Monastery. Dinner and overnight in Mexico City.
Day 4: This morning our bus will take us to the airport for our flight to Lima, Peru. Upon arrival we get a panoramic tour of the highlights and most important religious sites of the impressive Historical Center, such as the Archbishop’s Palace and the Cathedral, San Francisco Convent, Jesuit Church of San Pedro, and the Government's Palace. We finish with the house and church of most important saint of Lima St. Rosa, then the the Church of Las Nazarenes and La Merced. Transfer to hotel, dinner at Bolivariano and overnight in Lima.
Day 5: 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 6: 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, firstInca emperor. Walk through passageways and alleys of the citadel enjoy and take in this unique World Heritage Site. Take free time to enjoy the mystic energy and natural beauty of the site before returning to Aguas Calientes for lunch. Dinner and overnight in Cusco
Day 7: After early breakfast, transfer to the airport for our flight to Lima and connecting flight via Sao Paulo to Río de Janeiro. Transfer for check-in to the hotel. Dinner at Carretao Restaurant, a reference steak-house with a wide range of buffets, and overnight in Rio.
Day 8: After breakfast, we depart for a ride along the world-famous beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, circling the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and proceeding to the ""Maracanã"", one of the world's largest stadiums. Visit to the modern Cathedral in the center of town, passing by the Flamengo Park and the World War II Memorial. The grand finale is the visit the Christ of Redeemer, located in the top of the Corcovado Mountain at a height of 710 meters, the statue of Christ the Redeemer is certainly one of the world's best-known and most-visited monuments. This outing begins in the Cosme Velho District, aboard a miniature train that runs through the steep Atlantic Rainforest up to the foot of the statue, offering stunning glimpses of Rio from many different angles. From the top, the view is nothing short of heavenly: Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Botanical Gardens, the Jockey Club, and the Lagoon. Christ the Redeemer blesses visitors and residents from on high. After lunch, we depart to Sugarloaf Montain. Arrival at Morro da Urca, and take a cable car to ascend the second mountain - Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Montain). It is from these majestic view points that it is easy to see how the early explorers believed that they had sailed into the mouth of a great river when they named Rio de Janeiro – which means River of January, as the city was discovered on the 1st of January 1502. They had mistaken Guanabara Bay for the mouth of a great river. The most famous landmark of Guanabara Bay, this solid granite and quartz prominence rises 396m high above the sea and derived its name from the mountains shape – which resembles conical clay molds used earlier to refine sugar. Dinner at A Mineira, a regional buffet restaurant and overnight in Rio.
Day 9: Today we will visit some of the famous spots in the city that we saw from the last day mountain-top expeditions. In the morning we will visit the Copacabana Beach and the nearby Ipanema Beach. There are many shops and restaurants along both beaches where you can shop and have some lunch. In the afternoon we will enjoy a walking tour of the Lapa and Santa Teresa neighborhoods including the famous Escadaria Selarón, staircase that connects the two neighborhoods. We will round out the day with some time to 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 at La Tratoria Copacabana and overnight in Rio.
Day 10: 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 Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada (The Pink House), which is the executive mansion and office of the President of Argentina, and the famous Opera house Teatro Colon. After lunch, we continue with the famous Cemetery of Recoleta, the Sanctuary of Our Lady del Pilar, the Museum of Bellas Artes and the Sanctuary of San Cayetano. Dinner at Café Tortoni and overnight in Buenos Aires.
Day 11: 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 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. We continue to Flores, a working class town located in the center of Buenos Aires, and birthplace to Pope Francis. 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. Dinner at Siga la Vaca in Puerto Madero and overnight in Buenos Aires.
Day 12: 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). After lunch (included) we return to the center in the late afternoon for some free time shopping on Avenue Santa Fe, in Galería Pacífico, visit the Ateneo Library, or eat a delicious ice cream. A la carte dinner in the Railway Museum, where owner Carlos Regazzoni himself attends our wishes. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Day 13: Today, following breakfast, 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. After some tea time watching the boats pass by, drive to airport to fly back home.
Day 14: 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.