Check something off your bucket list with this 15-day tour!
Check the Three Wonders off of Your Bucket List!
(Iguassu Falls, Argentina)
PRICE STARTING FROM $9359 CAD
SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
- Roundtrip international and domestic airfare from Toronto*
- Welcome assistance upon arrival and departure at all airports
- Private transfers and porterage between airport and hotel
- 14 nights accommodation
- Breakfast daily and 2 lunches
- Hotel taxes and service charges
- Airport and departure taxes**
(Machu Picchu, Peru)
HURRY, OFFER ENDS FEBRUARY 28, 2019!
IMPORTANT NOTICE: All passengers who purchase one of the suggested Gateways International tours featured in this brochure should carefully read and understand the terms and conditions governing them. It is the responsibility of your travel agent to fully inform you of and clarify the terms and conditions for you. Note some programs are seasonal and may not be valid during these entire periods. Although Gateways International has made every effort to ensure that the information, pricing and photographs contained in our brochures and online are accurate, the occasional error or change in circumstances may occur. Inclusions may be varied or withdrawn with or without prior notice. Gateways International Tailor-made Tours offers suggested itineraries featuring ‘from’ pricing representing entry-level price. All itineraries and tours are subject to availability at time of booking. A fully non-refundable deposit of $350 CAD per person is due upon confirmation of your land reservation. Packages including airfare will require full payment at time of tickets being issued. The balance of the land package is due 60 days before departure date; 75 days for itineraries including cruises. Aqua Expeditions cruisers require full payment 120 days prior to departure. Other exceptions involving special events, conventions and holidays may require a higher deposit amount and in some cases FULL payment will be required at time of booking. Full terms and conditions of the tailor-made package will be advised at time of booking. There will be a CAD $60 fee per person for any changes or amendments made to any confirmed reservation.
All cancellations must be received in writing.
The following penalties will apply based on the time Gateways International is notified:
• 61 or more days prior to departure CAD $350 per person (or the amount of deposit if greater)
• 60 to 40 days prior to departure 50% of tour cost
• 39 days or less prior to departure 100% of tour cost
There will be no refund for unused services, hotel nights or unused portion of airline tickets for any reason.
All prices displayed in this brochure are based on standard rooms at the hotel selected unless otherwise noted. All hotel rooms have private facilities. We reserve the right to substitute hotels of similar category without notice. In the event of a downgrade, a proportional rate adjustment will be made. Special requests made by your travel agent on your behalf for particular rooms, room location, bed types etc., other than those published in our brochure are never guaranteed and may be subject to additional charges and are at the discretion of the hotelier or contractor.
International airfare and domestic airfare is included in packages as noted in specific itineraries. There are some itineraries that do not include any airfare in the package price. All package pricing is exclusive of airport departure taxes which will be calculated separately at time of booking.
As indicated in the itineraries, passengers will be met by local representatives at each airport upon arrival, and transferred to your hotel by coach, private car or taxi.
Taxes and Service Charges
Gateways International package pricing includes compulsory hotel taxes and service charges. Airport and departure taxes are not included in any package pricing and must be calculated separately.
Local City Taxes (Europe)
Local city taxes are NOT included in any Gateways International package and must be paid locally at each hotel, where applicable. This is subject to change at any time and is the sole responsibility of the passenger.
Gateways International Packages do NOT include:
Gratuities or tips of any kind
Items of a personal nature
Suggested and optional services
Items not itemized in itineraries
All arrangements are subject to availability at time of booking. Airport and departure taxes are not included.
Gateways International reserves the right to increase the prices displayed in this brochure in order to protect against unplanned cost increases, or for any reason at its discretion and without notice. In that event, if the increase is higher than 7% of the published price including hotel taxes and service charges, the passenger may cancel his/her holiday and receive a full refund, except if the price increase is a result of increased government taxes.
Tickets & Travel Documents
Travel tickets, vouchers, itineraries and other documents and information will be sent to your travel agent upon receipt of your full payment, and no later than 21 days prior to departure, provided that Gateways International receives full payment in our office at least 60 days prior to the departure date (75 days for cruises, 120 days for Aqua Expeditions). If full payment has not yet been received 60 days prior to the departure date (75 days for cruises, 120 days for Aqua Expeditions), you will be notified by your agent as to when your documents will be made available.
It is the responsibility of your travel agent to advise you of the documentation necessary for travel to your destination and for your return to Canada. It is absolutely necessary that your agent be aware of the citizenship/nationality of all members of your travelling party to ensure they provide correct documentation requirements. Gateways International cannot assume responsibility for carriers refusing passage or for failed entry into destinations due to incorrect documentation. Documentation requirements can change at any time without notice. Consult with your travel agent or visit Travel. gc.ca for up to date information issued by the Canadian Government.
TRAVEL TO BRAZIL FROM CANADA OR USA REQUIRES A VISA.
**Beginning in January 2018, Electronic Visas will be issued. Please contact the Brazilian Consulate for details.
Reciprocity Fees are required for travel to Argentina and Colombia.
For Canadian’s, entry into Argentina requires that taxes must be PRE-PAID online at www.migraciones.gov.ar to register and begin the process of payment. Receipts must be printed and presented upon arrival at any and all gateways or ports in Argentina.
For tourist entry into Colombia, taxes are paid locally upon entry before proceeding to Immigration Control. Exceptions apply.
**Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificates may be mandatory to enter or return to certain Latin American countries from Brazil, among others. Please check with your travel agent prior to booking. As noted below, Yellow Fever Vaccinations are recommended when visiting Iguassu and the Amazon.
Columbia – Arrival and Departure Airport Taxes
The airport tax is the amount charged to passengers for the use of airport facilities – this is charged upon each entry and exit. The current cost is $35 USD ($ 61,000 COP) each way and changes every year. It is mandatory for the passenger to pay the value when using both regular and informal commercial air transport.
The following are exempt:
Passengers in transit who arrive and depart on the same date with a destination different from the origin
The crew of Colombian companies traveling in performance of their duties
The staff of the armed forces and the Colombian National Police traveling on official business
Children under two years of age
Ensure you receive the appropriate stamp in your passport at the airport based on the reason for your travel – Tourist vs. Business stamp – or you may be required to pay additional lodging taxes. Gateways International nor our local representatives will be held responsible for incorrect or missing stamps.
Please note that in Colombia, departure tax must be paid by all international departures, both Colombian and foreigners living in Colombia; this applies additionally for foreign tourists visiting or in transit when their stay exceeds 60 days in the territory of Colombia. There are there can be situations when the entry and exit taxes are included in your ticket.
Citizens of Canada – Colombia Reciprocity Fee
Effective December 1st, 2014, Colombia will begin charging a reciprocity fee to citizens of Canada arriving at an airport in Colombia.
The fee of approximately $88 CAD (or 160.000 Colombian pesos) per person is valid for a single entry into the country, and is payable by international credit card or debit card. If made in cash, the payment must be in Colombian pesos. A dedicated counter will be available to Canadian citizens who must pay the reciprocity fee before proceeding to immigration control.
The fee does not apply to Canadian citizens who:
Are under the age of 15 or over the age of 78
Hold a valid visa to enter Colombia
Are connecting through a Colombian airport to another country
Are headed to Cartagena or to the archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina
Hold a diplomatic passport and are travelling on official duty (this includes delegates)
Chile no longer requires Canadians to pay a Reciprocity Fee or tax.
Contact your local consulate or travel agent for more details as these conditions can change at any time.
No refunds will be allowed nor will Gateways International reimburse any costs associated with documentation difficulties.
All passengers are STRONGLY URGED to take out sufficient travel insurance coverage to protect themselves against cancellation due to illness prior to departure or during travel. In the event of a passenger becoming ill during travel, all hospital and medical expenses are the traveller’s responsibility and they shall not be entitled to any refund. Please discuss your travel insurance options with your travel agent to ensure adequate coverage prior to booking your tour. No refunds for any unused services will be refunded for any reason.
NOTICE TO TRAVELLERS
Travellers should be aware that different living standards and practices may exist outside of Canada including but not limited to: provision of utilities, air conditioning, accommodations, services of all kinds, food and food preparation and water quality. Yellow Fever vaccinations are recommended when visiting Iguassu Falls and the Amazon. We suggest that all travellers consult with a physician or travel health clinic 6-8 weeks prior to departure to determine if you require vaccinations.
Gateways International Tailor-made Tours, division of The Joy of Travel Ltd. and/or its agents, act only as agents for the client in all matters pertaining to travel including services pursuant and/or in connection with the tours described in brochures, online and for the customized tours they promote and sell. Gateways International acts only as an agent in making arrangements with airlines, hotels, ground operations, car rental companies and other independent parties and thus cannot be held responsible for these suppliers’ acts or omissions. The services provided are subject to the conditions imposed by these suppliers and their ability may be limited by their tariffs, condition of carriage, tickets, vouchers and international conditions and agreements.
Gateways International is not responsible for any loss, damage, illness, injury, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, anxiety, or fear from:
(A) The act, omission or negligence of any travel service supplier whose product their clients purchase.
(B) Theft, strike, lockout, mechanical failure, governmental restrictions, weather conditions or any other cause beyond our control.
(C) The client’s failure to obtain and carry all the required documents, including visa, passport, tourist card, proof of immunization, valid driver’s license.
(D) The client’s failure to adhere to schedules for missed flight connection.
(E) Personal injury or death.
(F) Unauthorized statements or acts or misinterpretations made by any travel agency or its employees relating to the standards, quality, services, and inclusions of the vacation programs described in this brochure.
Yellow Fever vaccinations are recommended when visiting Iguassu Falls and the Amazon.
Ongoing monitoring of the Zika virus continues around the world. This virus may present a threat to anyone who is pregnant or may become pregnant. Passengers travelling to parts of Central, South America and the Caribbean should be aware of these risks. For details, please read the following Travel Health notice issued and updated by the Government of Canada.
We suggest that all travellers consult with a physician or travel health clinic 6-8 weeks prior to departure to determine if you require vaccinations.
EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2017: YELLOW FEVER VACCINES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR TRAVELLERS TO THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF COLOMBIA: Santa Marta (Tayrona Park and Palomino area), La Guajira area, Chocó (Pacific Coast), the Amazon region should be vaccinated with Yellow Fever. This demand will also operate the entry into wooded areas of the Orinoco, Meta, Vichada, Guaviare, Inírida, Vaupés, Putumayo and Caquetá Area. All airlines flying to these areas will demand the vaccination card to all passengers. Although it is mandatory to get the vaccine, if a person cannot have the vaccine due to medical reasons (infants less than one year of age; Pregnant women, people with severe allergy to egg proteins, people with severe immunodeficiency and those passengers over 60 years of age) they must have a medical certificate stating the reasons for the contraindication, as the airline will require it. The measure addresses the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization’s alert for the outbreak reported in six countries; particularly in Brazil, during the last year. Although no case of yellow fever has been confirmed in Colombia in 2017, the call is key to react in the event of an emergency.
Day 1: Three Wonders - Toronto - Lima
Depart from Toronto to Lima. Welcome and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Lima
After breakfast, enjoy a memorable day in the captivating capital of Peru. Lima was founded in 1535 and was once the capital of Spain’s South American Empire, also known as the City of Kings. Enjoy a private morning city tour featuring the Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the 17th-century Baroque Cathedral and Church of San Francisco and finally, the Palacio de Torre Tagle, Lima’s most elegant colonial mansion. Also visit the Larco Museum, featuring gold and silver treasures from Ancient Peru. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure and overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Lima - Cuzco
Fly to the beautiful city of Cuzco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. Enjoy an afternoon excursion including an historic city tour and a visit to the sites of Sacsayhuamán, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay located just outside the city.
Day 4: Machu Picchu
In the morning, journey by train to the fabled ‘Lost City of the Incas’, arguably the most important archaeological site in South America. The Machu Picchu Citadel was built by the Incas as a favoured retreat for Inca nobility, and remarkably until 1911, it lay hidden from the world amongst dense jungle covered mountains. Following a guided tour of the ruins, enjoy lunch then return to Cuzco by evening.
Day 5 & 6: Cuzco - Buenos Aires
Depart Cuzco for Buenos Aires and enjoy day at leisure in this cosmopolitan city. The next day, take a half-day private city tour accompanied by your own guide to discover Buenos Aires including Plaza de Mayo, the historic Cabildo, Casa Rosada, Congress Palace, the quaint La Boca district and La Recoleta Cemetery. Enjoy the rest of your day exploring the city at your own pace.
Day 7 & 8: Buenos Aires - Iguassu Falls - Buenos Aires
After an early breakfast, board your flight to Iguassu Falls. On your fullday private tour with guide, explore the Argentinean side of the falls from Iguassu National Park; visit the lower and upper paths to admire the awe-inspiring 275 cascades that span across a 2-mile gulf. See beautiful flora and fauna as you take a train to reach Devil’s Throat, the longest walkway over the cascading river. Explore many walkways to access different views of the falls. Return to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires. We suggest an authentic Tango Show with dinner at one of the city’s most renowned clubs, not included.
Day 9 & 10: Buenos Aires - Santiago
Late morning transfer to the airport to board your flight to Santiago de Chile. Your private city tour of Santiago features the Palacio de la Moneda, the nerve center of the Chilean government and a stunning example of neo-classical architecture. See the Plaza de Armas and the bustling Mercado Central. Ascend to the top of the city for dramatic panoramic views from the beautifully landscaped Cerro Santa Lucia.
Day 11 & 12: Santiago - Easter Island
Board your flight to Easter Island and transfer to the beautiful Hotel Altiplanico for three nights. With luxurious gardens, a swimming pool overlooking the sea and large open spaces to relax after encountering the seductive mysteries of the island, this is a stay you will not forget. Visit the Rano Kau Volcano, the ceremonial village of Orongo with the largest concentration of Petroglyphs with images of Tangata Manu, the birdman, gods MakeMake and Komari, fertility symbols and Vinapu and more.
Day 13: Easter Island
Your full-day shared tour of Anakena takes you by the south coast of the island visitingVaihu, Aka Hanga, and the Rano Raraku Volcano where moai were built; see more than 300 at this site. Continue on to the Tongariki Platform to see 15 restored moai standing. Travel to the north coast to reach Te Pito Kura to see the largest standing moai as well as the mysterious round stone. Continue to Anakena Beach with its white sand and palm trees to see Ahu Nau Nau, the best preserved platform.
(Easter Island, Ahu Nau Nau)
Day 14: Easter Island - Santiago
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Santiago. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for overnight.
Day 15: Santiago - Toronto
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to board your flight home.