Great tour to South America and the countries of Peru and Argentina
Follow Pope Francis path from priesthood, until his departure to Vatican.
Great tour for travel between November and April
Day-1. TRAVEL TO PERU: Late arrival Lima and transfer to your hotel in Miraflores area. D.
Day-2. LIMA: Guided tour of Lima, known as the “City of Gods”. Visit the Main Square, Presidential Palace, The Archbishop Palace, Lima Cathedral, Aliaga Palace, Monastery of San Francisco, and the Jesuit church of San Pedro. B.D.
Day-3. LIMA - CUSCO: Morning flight to Cusco, the capital of Incas. Upon arrival travel to Sacred Valley for tour of Moray to view archeological site composed of strange circular terraces, created by Incas for their agricultural purpose. Then visit Ollaytamtambo Fortress, known by its massive stone structures. Then to Cusco hotel. B.D.
Day-4. MACHU PICHU: Very early transfer to train station and board Hyram Bingham coach train for ride to Aguas Calientes (3 hours). The shuttle service to Machu Pichu, the lost city of Incas. Explore one of the “New Wonders of the World” including the temples, houses, courtyards and mausoleums. Late afternoon train ride to Cusco and your hotel next to Plaza Armas. B.D.
Day-5. CUSCO LIMA-BUENOS AIRES: Explore the capital of Inca. First visit Sachsayhuaman, one of the most emblematic constructions in the world. Then explore Cusco, with including visit to the Cathedral (it took almost 100 years to finish), Coricancha, known as the Temple of Sun, once completely covered with gold, Santo Domingo Convent and Plaza Armas. Then flight to Lima and Buenos Aires. B.D.
Day-6. BUENOS AIRES: Morning arrival and transfer to the city. Then start with panoramic tour of the city where Pope Francis was born and raised. See the main sites such as: Plaza de Mayo, The Pink House, the Cathedral, Plaza de los Dos Congresos, San Telmo (Colonial Buenos Aires), La Boca and Puerto Madero. Then to your hotel in Floridia area. D.
Day-7. BUENOS AIRES: Full day to discover the sites related to Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the new Pope Francis I. Morning Mass in Metropolitan Cathedral, where Bergoglio held a Mass as Archbishop of Buenos Aires. Then travel to La Plata to visit Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, one of the greatest (and largest) churches in South America, laid in pink brick. Then visit la Recoleta Cemetery, one of the most fascinating cemeteries in the world with over 6000 tombs and mausoleums, the resting place of famous Argentines including Evita Perron. End the day with visit to Tierra Santa, known as the first religious theme park in the world designed to resemble Jerusalem over 2000 years ago. B.D.
Day-8. TIGRE & ESTANCIA: Full day in Argentinian countryside. Board the boat for ride along the Costanera Navigation Canal which is parallel to the city's shoreline. Then through delta (the third largest in the world). Arrival Tigre and visit the Cathedral. In the afternoon visit one of famous estancias (ranch) for original BBQ and optional horse ride. B.D.
Day-9. BUENOS AIREAS - LIMA: Free day in Buenos Aires for relax. How about to visit some of the famous tang-eateries where you can hear and see the famous tang musicians and dancers. In the evening, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. B.D.
Day-10. LIMA-CANADA: Morning arrival Lima and transfer to the city to visit Miraflores, the main artery of the city for walking tour. Evening transfer to the airport for your return flight to Canada (arrival next morning). B.
Our Tour hotels are never far from where you need to go. We choose only the best hotels in centralized locations so you can get on with your tour.
With every group tour we provide you will see all the best attractions and some you might not even know. These attractions are just steps away from your hotel:
Cathedral of Lima-Cathedral of Cusco-Machu Pichu-Tigre-Metropolitan Cathedral-Pink House-Estancia
Your tour is important to us and we provide the most inclusive tour possible. This student group tour includes the following:
-airp-ort taxes based on present fees
-8 nights in centraly located hotels
-8 buffet breakfasts
-1 in-flight breakfast
-7 dinners or lunches
-Holy Mass in 6 churches
-tour of Lima, Buenos Aires, Tigres
-aiport transfers and intercity transportation
-Mariden tour director