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Equador • Peru • Brazil • Argentina

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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.
  • NOTE: If you wish to deepen your knowledge of the Catholic Faith as a preparation for this pilgrimage, we recommend the following book as it is faithful to the teachings of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church (Imprimatur by ARCHBISHOP FELIPE AGUIRRE FRANCO): The Catholic Faith in Easy Terms. Introduction, Nihil Obstat, and Imprimatur by Archbishop Felipe Aguirre Franco.
Trip Does Not Include

  • 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).

  • Mail all checks and correspondence to:
  • 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: Depart from USA.

    Day 2: After breakfast, we will visit Ecuador’s namesake: the equator! First, you will be taken to the Intiñan Museum, home to the the most geographically accurate equator line. Here, you will spend some time learning about Ecuadorian history and performing some fun experiments to witness the magnetic forces of the equator. Up next, you will visit the more widely known Middle of the World Monument. Dinner and overnight in Ecuador.

    Day 3: After breakfast, we begin our exploration in Quito’s Old Town. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Old Town will help us take in the Spanish, Moorish and indigenous influences of the region. We will take in the marvels of the narrow streets, unique architecture and lively plazas like the Plaza Grande. We will visit La Merced, where supposedly dwells. Then we are off to the God’s house, la Basilica del Voto Nacional, and we may just climb the towers, if you have the guts. We will also make sure you have some free time to explore. Dinner and Overnight in Ecuador.

    Day 4: After breakfast, we head back into Quito for another day of discovery time for a bird’s-eye view of Quito. We start today’s journey on a skytram (the TeleferiQo) up the side of Volcan Pichuncha to the top of Cruz Loma.. After Lunch, We will visit places like El Panecillo, the giant statue of the Madonna and the only one in the world with wings. We cannot miss La Compania de Jesus, Quito’s most extravagant church built in 1605. Then there is the 17th century Monastery of San Diego. Dinner and overnight in Ecuador.

    Day 5: Upon our arrival in Lima, We will enjoy an orientation tour en route to our hotel. We will enjoy an afternoon tour of Miraflores and a special Folklore dinner show at a local restaurant.

    Day 6: After breakfast, Off to Lima (Peru) , the oldest capital in South America, with a superb combination of Spanish Colonial and 19th century European architecture. Visit the Main Square of Lima, passing by 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. Visit Santa Rosa de Lima’s church that was Rosa’s monastery and her residence, San Martin de Porres´ house, which is now an asylum, and the famous Nazarene Church’s “Señor de los Milagros”. We will visit the modern Miraflores and San Isidro districts, ending the tour at the Love Park, located in front of the ocean, which shows a spectacular sight of Lima’s Bay Dinner and overnight in Lima.

    Day 7: Machu Picchu Ruins. This town is also known as “Machu Picchu Pueblo” and is the last stop before entering the remains of the most important archaeological site in Peru. Machu Picchu means “Old Mountain” and is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You’ll finally reach Machu Picchu (the ancient sanctuary and retreat for the Inca Pachacutec) after a short transfer by bus through the mountains. Here, when we arrive at the exact destination that is the highlight of your trip, we will have those special moments which will most certainly be cherished forever. Some of the places you can visit include the Intipunku, or “Sun Gate”, where the sun rises every day through a stone passageway, or the Inca Bridge, an incredible stone building that served as the entrance and exit of the citadel. After Lunch, Exploring some of the many attractions of the citadel. You can climb the Wayna Picchu (subject to space availability), which means “Young Mountain” as opposed to Machu Picchu, the “Old Mountain”. This ascent takes about an hour and its main attraction is the “Temple of the Moon”, a complex of underground structures likely to have been used by the elite.

    Day 8: Off to RIO DE JANEIRO. Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro. First, we will stop for a nice lunch. Then we continue with our City Tour of Rio, including the Metropolitan Cathedral, the train through the Tijuaca Forest up Corcovado to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer (subject to time and space availability) and cable car to the top of the Iconic Sugar Loaf for spectacular views of Rio de Janeiro. After the train ride back down, we check in at our hotel for overnight in Rio de Jeneiro.

    Day 9: RIO DE JANEIRO / SAN PAULO. After breakfast, this morning we drive to Aparecida, 155 miles southwest of Rio, home to and named after the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, the patron saint of Brazil, declared so by Pope Pius XI in 1929. Pope Benedict XVI delivered a speech here in May 2007. Continue our drive to San Paulo for overnight.

    Day 10: After Breakfast. Visit the Cathedral in Sao Paolo and transfer to Aparecida. Visit the most important sanctuary of Brazil, the principal patroness of Brazil, the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida. Free time and celebrate the Holy Mass. Dinner and overnight.

    Day 11: This morning we fly to Argentina. Upon arrival, our panoramic tour will view the main points of Buenos Aires, typical neighborhoods like La Boca, which retains the spirit of Italian immigration and Palermo with its big green spaces, exclusive avenues and first class bars and restaurants. The Recoleta, marked by a French style, is one of the fanciest residential neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, with great cultural activity and spaces dedicated to the arts. visit the tomb of Evita. Overnight at our hotel.

    Day 12: BUENOS AIRES. Today is a full day private excursion to Tigre & San Isidro cathedral. This includes a one hour navigation over the Tigre delta which combines a ride on the modern Coastal Train that passes through Olivos and San Isidro to the Tigre Port. Sail along the Delta along some of the uncountable channels and forest-covered islands, yacht clubs and weekend houses in the Paraná River delta. During the cruise, you will see the natural environment and a network of water canals where water sports can be practiced. Then to San Isidro Cathedral. Dinner and Overnight at our hotel.

    Day 13: We will begin our day by following the life of Pope Francis, starting with the early years.. Our first stop is Flores, a working class neighbourhood, 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. We will learn about the childhood and adolescence of Pope Francis and see what factors and influences may have shaped his beliefs and stances as an inspirational world leader today. Celebrate Mass at St. Joseph’s. Next we take the traditional route of the Catholic parishioners, with our guide. Buenos Aires possesses a rich Colonial heritage, and its churches are a fundamental part of it. In this tour, we’ll trace back the active role the Catholic Church played in the country’s political history. We continue our journey at the Manzana de las Luces (The Block of Lights), occupied by the Jesuits since 1633. On this plot the order started in 1712 the construction of Bavarian-Baroque San Ignacio de Loyola church. Next we visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, actually more resembling a Greek temple than a Catholic church. In the Cathedral we find José de San Martín’s mausoleum.

    Day 14: Argentine Side After breakfast you will depart on a private, full day tour to the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls where you will have intimate views of this unforgettable section of the Iguazu River. An experienced guide will show you the hidden gems of this unique National Park and will take you off the beaten path to show you the best views. Lower and upper walkways permit up close and personal experiences with this magnificent spectacle of nature. Trails through the 210 square mile reserve provide visitors with various views of the Falls, especially the largest one, Devil's Throat. The ecological train ride is included in the tour. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. This day will be a real adventure, full of thrills and spills, and is an absolute must for the adventurer at heart. Dinner and Overnight in Argentina.

    Day 15: Fly 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. Since we have several different trip configurations touring at the same time, it is likely that groups on different tours will be combined when their itineraries overlap in certain areas.

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