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Wendy Wu Ultimate South America Tour
from £6990 pp
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  • Location
    Argentina , South America
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    28 Days
  • Holiday Type
    Escorted Tours
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The ultimate tour of South America, this all-encompassing journey will take you through the landscapes of Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil on an epic adventure.

Tour Highlights
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  • Marvel at Machu Picchu
  • Discover the salt flats of Uyuni
  • Taste wine in Maipo valley
  • Experience gaucho life in the pampas
  • See the incredible Iguacu Falls
  • Take a tango class in Buenos Aires
What's Included
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  • Return international economy flights, taxes and current fuel surcharges (unless a land only option is selected)
  • All accommodation
  • Meals as stated
  • Touring with guides and entrance fees
  • All transportation and transfers
Tour Itinerary
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Days 1-2: Fly to Lima 

Fly to Peru’s historical and sophisticated capital Lima. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 3: Explore Lima 

Embark on a city tour, starting at Huaca Pucllana, a striking remnant of Peru’s old civilisations, the colonial edifices in the UNESCO-listed Plaza des Armas and the Central Bank Museum.

Day 4: The Sacred Valley 

Fly from Lima to Cusco and transfer to the town of Urubamba set in Peru’s famous Sacred Valley.

Day 5: Pisac 

The next day, explore colonial towns, Incan citadels and beautiful scenery. Visit Pisac’s excellent market before seeing the fascinating ruins. 

Travel to the typically Incan town of Ollantaytambo. Board the panoramic Vistadome train to travel through the mountainous landscapes to the magnificent Machu Picchu! 

Day 7: Machu Picchu/Cusco

The next morning, take a little more time at Machu Picchu before hopping on a return train. Transfer to Cusco, home to an incredible Incan legacy and enjoy an afternoon city tour.

Day 8: Train through the Andes 

Take a train across the Andean altiplano from Cusco to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The train boasts dining cars, a bar car and an observation car.

Day 9: Lake Titicaca

Travel along the shores of the lake and over the border into Bolivia, to the town of Copacabana. Cruise out to Sun Island and on to Huatajata where you’ll visit the Andean Roots Eco Village.

Day 10: Travel to La Paz 

Transfer to the city of La Paz, stopping at archaeological site of Tiwanaku en route.

Day 11: Travel to Salar de Uyuni

Transfer to the airport and fly to Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat. Visit the Salt Museum and the ancient mummies of Tunupa Volcano before a night in a salt hotel. 

Day 12: San Pedro De Atacama 

The next day, explore Incahuasi Island and its towering cacti before crossing into the Atacama Desert, arriving in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile!

Day 13: Atacama Desert 

This morning, discover the Salar de Atacama and the quaint desert village of Tocoano. This afternoon, you’ll see some of San Pedro’s most famous landscapes with a drive out to Death and Moon valleys at sunset.

Day 14: El Tatio

The next day, rise early to visit El Tatio Geysers, set within a ring of volcanoes. Fly to Chile’s capital city, Santiago.

Day 15: Explore Santiago 

Embark on a city tour of Chile’s vibrant capital, with a lunch of fish fresh from the morning’s catch.

Day 16: Valparaiso

Travel to the coast to visit the manicured seaside resort of Vina del Mar and the bohemian port town of Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Santiago via the rolling hills of Casablanca, a wine region, where you’ll taste some delicious Chilean vintages.  

Day 17: Across the Andes

Today you’ll embark on a spectacular journey by road from Santiago through the Andes to the Argentinian city of Mendoza. A lively, laidback and atmospheric city, Mendoza is the hub of Argentina’s wine region

Day 18: Mendoza Wine Tour 

Head to Maipu, the heart of Argentina’s most important and oldest wine growing regions to visit some of the region’s most prominent wineries and taste some delicious wines, including Argentina’s most famous red, Malbec.

Day 19: Buenos Aires 

Take a relaxed city tour of Mendoza before flying to Argentina’s flamboyant capital Buenos Aires.

Day 20: Buenos Aires 

The next day, explore the vibrant districts of La Boca, San Telmo and Recoleta on a city tour. Later, enjoy a quintessential Argentine experience; the tango! Enjoy dinner and a sultry tango show.

Day 21: The Pampas

Spend the day on the vast, fertile grasslands known as the pampas, on a traditional estancia (ranch). 

Day 22: Iguazu Falls

Fly north to Puerto Iguazu, to see the incredible Iguazu, a huge waterfall that straddles the border between Argentina and Brazil. 

Day 23: The Mbororé Aldea people

Today, visit the Argentinian side of Iguazu. Here you’ll get a fantastic showcase of its power and magnificence, especially as the ‘Garganta del Diablo’! Later, learn about the indigenous culture of the Mbororé Aldea people, who will open the doors of their community and share fascinating stories of their ancestors, rituals, myths and legends.

Day 24: Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Cross the border for the final time into the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu. Hop on a plane to Brazil’s ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’, Rio de Janeiro.

Day 25: Explore Rio

Start at the Corcovado, travelling up to the peak by cog train to the spot where the iconic Christ the Redeemer watches over the city.

Day 26: Rio at Leisure 

Enjoy a free day to enjoy the sights and sounds of the wonderful Rio. This evening, meet up with the group for a farewell dinner at a vibrant Brazilian steakhouse.

Days 27-28: Fly Rio back to UK 

Fly to the UK, arriving home the following day.

Tour Type
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Classic

These tours are designed for those who wish to see the iconic sites and magnificent treasures of South America on an excellent value group tour whilst travelling with like-minded people; prepare to be immersed in the authentic charm of the countries you visit. You will be accompanied by our dedicated and professional local guides throughout, whose unparalleled knowledge will turn your holiday into an unforgettable experience.

Accommodation
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Your accommodation is selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from business hotels to rainforest lodges. Hotels are generally rated as local three to four-star standard, but please note that there is no international classification system for hotels and differences in facilities and quality may exist between the UK and South America.

Transport
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Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers between destinations.

Planes: Internal flights are based on economy class, with reputable airlines.

Group Size
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Most Wendy Wu groups consist of 10 travellers or more and will be accompanied by Local Guides. There will usually be no more than 28 travellers in each group.

Price Information
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Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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