Joaquin Urquizu recently traveled from Barcelona, to explore South America’s Wonders in a 16 days trip, including the city of Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Calafate and Bariloche in Argentina, Santiago de Chile and Lima and Cusco in Peru.
Once back, he was very kind to share his opinion about the experience: “It was a perfect trip, I made it on my own from Barcelona and I felt sheltered at all times. The airport transfers never failed, the air flights reserves were correct, the hotel reservations were perfect and punctuality and attention in each tour and activity was excellent. I would give a ten to the whole experience! After surveying various agencies and websites, I found that the reviews of other travelers about Across were very good, and that gave me confidence. ”
Let’s review the highlights of this so spectacular and complete trip around South America!
In Buenos Aires, we suggest visiting the picturesque and traditional neighborhoods of San Telmo, La Boca, Recoleta, Retiro and Palermo Soho. This circuit will take you around the most important attractions, such as Plaza de Mayo and its surrounding area, the Obeliso, the Colon Theatre, the Tortoni Cafe, the famous Caminito street and Recoleta Cemetery, among others. At night, it is highly recommended to attend to a tango show, to enjoy of a dinner while listening to Carlos Gardel’s famous music and watching a traditional tango show.
In Iguazú, you may take a ride through the jungle on board of the ecological train, walk along the runways from the Argentine and Brazilian sides, to watch the waterfalls, including the famous Devil’s Throat, in an unforgettable natural spectacle. It is highly recommended to add a boat ride to live “The Great Adventure” and watch the falls from the water!
Arriving to El Calafate, the visit to the Perito Moreno Glacier is inevitable. The options are pretty varied: having the possibility to walk along the runways to observe the glacier’s wall, or making a navigation to observe the detachments from quite close; or trekking over the glacier, a really fascinating activity, which is highly recommended!
In Bariloche, we suggest you the Circuito Chico route, where the most beautiful landscapes appear, also climbing the Cerro Campanario for viewing the Nahuel Huapi and Perito Moreno lakes, the Llao Llao, Victoria Island, Cerro Cathedral, and the city of Bariloche from above. It is advisable to also make a navigating around the Myrtle Forest and Victoria Island; and if your trip happens to take place during the winter season, you may also include a ski or snowboard experience at Cerro Catedral.
From Bariloche, you may also begin the Andes Crossing, traveling through the lakes region, which spans large natural beauties like the Correntoso and Espejo Lakes, the Valdivian jungle, the Puyehue National Park and the city of Frutillar, to reach Puerto Varas , in Chile.
In Santiago de Chile you may visit the historic center, including the Presidential Palace of La Moneda, the Metropolitan Cathedral and nearby buildings. An ideal place to learn about wine culture, which comes from the time of the Spanish conquest.
Arriving at the city of Cusco, in Peru, we will settle to begin the journey to the fabulous Machu Picchu Ruins, considered Cultural Heritage of Humanity and one of the seven wonders of the world. During the visit you’ll be able to admire the steps, temples, shrines and terraces of this ancient town dating back to the mid-fifteenth century.
We’ll soon continue our journey around the most fabulous destinations in South America, visiting Argentina, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Brazil, Ecuador!