Traveler Review: Exploring South America’s wonders
Last month Frisca and Michael packed their bags and set out on a South American adventure, excited to see the wonders of Brazil, Argentina, and Peru. Expert travel advisor Kristina helped the couple plan their trip to perfection. In their recent review, they raved about their experiences and shared some awesome travel photos with us.
Frisca and Michael take on Brazil, Argentina, and Peru
This was our first trip to South America for me and my husband. Our dream is to visit the 7 World Wonders. Your team at Latin America for Less helped us get closer to our dream. It was a hectic but fun trip for us (that’s how we like to travel).
Brazil was wonderful! We had a chance to see Christ the Redeemer, one of the New World Wonders, and our tour guide Raquel was very professional. Our hotel was only 2 minutes away from Copacabana beach, in a good location and very clean. We also visited the bar where Carlos Jobim was inspired to write the famous ” The Girl from Ipanema” song.
Argentina was good as well. We saw live tango, Iguazu Falls, and the colorful La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires. Our tour guide and driver were very professional and made us feel safe. Iguazu from the Argentinian side was different from the Brazil side. It had a lot more walking but it is good to have a chance to see the falls from the other side too. The boat ride to the falls was amazing. We recommended trying Argentinian steak: it was very nice, juicy and relatively cheap.
Peru was the trip finale! In Cusco, we stayed at Hotel Casa San Blas. The hotel was clean, centrally located in the city, and served free coca tea. Our guide took us for the city tour. Cusco is really nice city, very historical, and we were amazed with the Peruvian version of “The Last Supper” which was located inside the Cusco Cathedral. On our third day there we traveled from Cusco to the Sacred Valley. We had some free time to explore the Pisac market where we tried the extremely large Peruvian boiled corn and went shopping for cheap souvenirs. Our very knowledgeable and experienced tour guide completed our tour at the Inca ruins in Ollantaytambo.
We stayed one night at Ollantaytambo before going to Machu Picchu the next day. The next morning we took the train to Aguas Calientes and my husband and I were greeted by our tour guide who took us straight up to Machu Picchu. The morning was a little foggy, but thankfully it was clear by mid-day. Altogether we spent almost 7 hours just wondered around Machu Picchu and walking to the Inca Bridge.
We have to thank you Kristina for helping us build the itinerary according to our budget. You’ve been very helpful and always responded to our queries very fast.
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