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Highlights of South America
Experience South America’s must see highlights and its hidden treasures. Journey to beautiful Rio de Janeiro, spectacular Iguazú Falls and the awe-inspiring ruins of Machu Picchu.
- Style: Guided Group Journey
- Duration: 20 days/19 nights
- Starts in: Santiago
Guide Price £5195
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
- Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
- Soak up the Andean landscape from the Vistadome train
- See Iguazú Falls from both the Brazilian and the Argentine sides
- Stroll along a boardwalk to stand at the top of Devil’s Throat at Iguazú Falls
- Take a cable car ride to the peak of Sugarloaf Mountain
- Tour of picturesque Valparaiso
- Visit a man-made reed island on Lake Titicaca
- City tour of vibrant Buenos Aires
- Visit historic Santiago
Days 1-2 Santiago, Chile
Arrive in Chile and transfer to your hotel to join a welcome reception. On day two visit picturesque Valparaiso. Drive into the surrounding hillside to marvel at the stunning vistas of the bay and the colourful city, before returning to Santiago.
Day 3 Santiago to Buenos Aires, Argentina
Join a tour of Santiago before an afternoon flight to lively Buenos Aires.
Days 4-5 Buenos Aires
Start day four at the Avenida de Mayo, home to the renowned Cabildo museum. After indulging in Spanish delicacies, explore the colourful streets of La Boca before being treated to a vibrant tango performance in the evening. Day five is free to explore Buenos Aires.
Day 6 Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly to Rio de Janeiro and check into your hotel on the world famous Copacabana beach.
Days 7-8 Rio de Janeiro
Spend a day soaking up Rio’s café culture before a sunset cable ride to Sugarloaf Mountain. On day eight, visit Christ the Redeemer, and gaze at the panoramic vistas of Sugarloaf Mountain and Copacabana Beach before a visit to the famous Sambadrome.
Days 9-10 Rio de Janeiro to Iguazú Falls, Argentina
Fly to Iguazú Falls and marvel at the natural splendour at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. On day 10 ride the Rainforest Ecological Train and traverse a series of walkways and panoramic viewpoints eventually leading to the Devil’s Throat, one of Iguazú’s most spectacular falls.
Day 11 Iguazú Falls to Lima, Peru
Take one last chance to enjoy the incredible views before your flight to Peru.
Days 12-13 Lima to Sacred Valley
Fly to Cusco and continue to Chincheros, set in the Andean highlands. Experience a weaving demonstration and try your hand with the colourful materials. On day 13 visit the Ollantaytambo ruins, a unique Inca archaeological site.
Day 14 Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu
Gaze through the large windows of the Vistadome train on the ride to breathtaking Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided tour before dinner at your charming hotel. Alternatively, choose the option to hike a section of the famous Inca Trail.
Days 15-16 Machu Picchu to Cusco
Soak up the views before embarking on the journey back to Cusco for a Peruvian folklore show. On day 16 wander through the Baroque church of Santo Domingo whilst experiencing Cusco’s distinctive fusion of Andean and Latin culture.
Day 17 Cusco to Lake Titicaca
Travel to the picturesque Sistine Chapel at Andahuaylillas. Continue to Puno to stay at your lakeshore hotel on Lake Titicaca.
Day 18 Lake Titicaca to Lima
Enjoy a free morning, followed by lunch at the hotel. This afternoon cruise to the home of the Uros people on a group of man-made islands created from reeds. Enjoy an insight into the Uros’ way of life and experience the spectacular scenery that characterises the region. Afterwards, transfer to the airport to fly to Lima.
Days 19-20 Lima
Join a tour of the World Heritage listed centre of Lima. Admire the Iglesia de Santo Domingo, the resting place for three important Peruvian saints. Later, indulge in a farewell dinner at Restaurant Huaca Pucllana, set within the ruins of an archaeological compound. After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to the airport.
Departs:Frequent departures, Apr - Oct 2020.
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
- Flights in South America
- Return airport transfers in South America
- 19 nights 3+ to 4 accommodation including Porto Bay Rio International, the Hilton Garden Inn, Cusco and El MaPi Hotel
- 19 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 7 dinners including a delicious Peruvian dinner and traditional folklore show
- International flights
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However, to give you a general idea of prices, flights to Santiago currently cost from £662 in Economy and £2,199 in Business Class
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