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4 Countries. 14 Cities.
Experience the inspiring culture and natural beauty of Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru on this Discoveries trip. Bear witness to South America's iconic cities and landscapes as you journey to World Heritage Sites and unlock a diverse continent steeped in dynamic cultures and ancient Inca history.
Orientation of Puerto Varas
Cruise in Chile's Lake Region
Scenic Drive through the Sacred Valley
Iconic train journey aboard the Vistadome train
Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Pisac, Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Chile's wine country, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado
20 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 10 dinners
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
A Trafalgar bonus - all Intra-Air Flights: Lima to Cusco, Cusco to Lima, Lima to Santiago, Santiago to Puerto Montt, Bariloche to Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires to Iguassu Falls and Iguassu Falls to Rio de Janeiro, including porter service at all airports
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Hand-picked Insider Experiences
Optional Experiences and free time
All porterage and local charges included
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
VIP entry to many sights
CONNECT WITH LOCALS
Visit a local market and meet Ignacio Barrios, award-winning chef, and visit his cooking school where you'll see a demonstration on how to prepare some of Peru's most popular foods and dine at the home of a local family in the bohemian neighbourhood of Palermo Soho with its Spanish-style houses and hip attitude. (Days 2, 13)
DIVE INTO CULTURE
Visit Awakancha to see where the delicate alpaca, llama and vicuña wool is sourced from. Meet a Quechua scholar to learn about Peruvian weaving. Visit a local chicheria for some traditional chicha tasting. Visit a winery in Chile's Casablanca valley and meet the winemaker for a personalised winery experience including a wine tasting. Learn about Bariloche's chocolate heritage with a visit to the Chocolate Museum and sample a delicious array of locally made chocolates. Experience the beauty of the Tango at a traditional milonga and learn about its traditions. Visit a Samba school to see and experience this symbol of Brazil. (Days 3, 5, 9, 12, 14, 20)
For included sightseeing in Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, at the Larco Museum, in Santiago, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, on both sides of Iguassu Falls and in Rio de Janeiro. (Days 4, 6, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20)
Day 1.ARRIVE LIMA (2 NIGHTS)
Welcome to the "City of Kings". On arrival in the Peruvian capital of Lima, you'll be transferred to your hotel in the exclusive barrio of San Isidro.
Day 2.LIMA SIGHTSEEING
Embark on a full day exploring Francisco Pizarro's Capital of the New World. Immerse yourself in Lima's UNESCO-listed Historic Center, admiring the Plaza de Armas with its iconic cathedral and government palace.
Day 3.LIMA – CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY
'Dive into Culture' during a visit to Awanakancha, a farm located in the Peruvian Andes where you can interact with llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. Tuck into your picnic box lunch then connect with the local Quechua who sell their handicrafts at the vibrant market of Pisac.
Day 4.SACRED VALLEY – MACHU PICCHU
Journey to the Lost City in the Clouds next, boarding the Vistadome train to the great citadel of Machu Picchu. Join your Local Specialist to explore the UNESCO-listed hilltop fortress including the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and intricately carved Intihuatana.
Day 5.MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO (2 NIGHTS)
Reconnect with Machu Picchu this morning. If you're feeling adventurous, hike up to the Gate of the Sun to witness first-hand the beauty of the misty peak and valley below.
Day 6.CUSCO SIGHTSEEING
Gear up for a full-day of Cusco sightseeing. Explore the Inca and Spanish roots of the "Imperial City", unlocking its best-kept secrets with a Local Specialist. See the baroque Cathedral on the main Plaza de Armas, then delve deeper into the history of the Church of Santo Domingo, built atop Korikancha, the Temple of the Sun.
Day 7.CUSCO – LIMA
Meet your Local Specialist and curator at the Larco Museum, home to the largest private collection of 7th-century pre-Columbian art in the world.
Day 8.LIMA – SANTIAGO (2 NIGHTS)
Bid farewell to Peru and fly to Chile's fashionable capital, Santiago.
Day 9.SANTIAGO SIGHTSEEING
Join a Local Specialist this morning for an in-depth orientation of the city. The flavours of crisp Chardonnay beckon after a visit to the city's Central market. Journey to Casablanca Valley, Chile's wine region, stopping at a popular winery for a gourmet Regional Meal lunch served out on the exquisite surrounds.
Day 10.SANTIAGO – PUERTO MONTT – PUERTO VARAS
Fly to the coastal port of Puerto Montt this morning. From there it's on to Puerto Varas for a tour of the "City of Roses".
Day 11.PUERTO VARAS – LAKE CROSSING – BARILOCHE (2 NIGHTS)
This morning's first stop will see you admire the waters of Petrohue River cascading dramatically over volcanic rocks. You'll cruise over Todos Los Santos Lake, keeping a keen eye for Andean condors against the backdrop of the Osorno Volcano.
Day 12.BARILOCHE SIGHTSEEING
Meet a Local Specialist this morning, making your way along the "Circuito Chico" for epic mountain views and shimmering lake waters in Nahuel Huapi National Park. Visit Playa Bonita and admire the beautiful natural setting below from the hilltop of St. Edward's Chapel.
Day 13.BARILOCHE – BUENOS AIRES (3 NIGHTS)
Fly from the edge of Patagonia to the lively city of Buenos Aires where you will join your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for an exclusive 'Connect with Locals' dinner in Palermo Soho.
Day 14.BUENOS AIRES SIGHTSEEING
Connect with Argentina's capital this morning, joining a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the iconic Casa Rosada and barrios of La Boca, San Telmo and Palermo.
Day 15.BUENOS AIRES
Relish a morning and afternoon to explore the "Paris of South America" on your terms.
Day 16.BUENOS AIRES – IGUASSU FALLS (2 NIGHTS)
Fly to Iguassu Falls in Argentina and meet a Local Specialist for a visit to the UNESCO-listed Iguassu National Park.
Day 17.IGUASSU FALLS SIGHTSEEING
Wake up in paradise and return to Iguassu National Park - this time to explore the Brazilian side of the falls.
Day 18.IGUASSU FALLS – RIO DE JANEIRO (3 NIGHTS)
Enjoy a soul-stirring encounter with Iguassu National Park this morning, meeting your Local Specialist to gain further insights into this extraordinary natural wonderland. Fly to vibrant Rio de Janeiro this afternoon.
Day 19.RIO DE JANEIRO SIGHTSEEING
Your Rio adventure begins today as you join a Local Specialist to ascend Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car for spectacular city views.
Day 20.RIO DE JANEIRO SIGHTSEEING
Hop aboard a classic cogwheel train to the summit of Corcovado, the site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Later this afternoon, you'll 'Dive into Culture' at a Samba school for in-depth insights into how the school operates and prepares for the annual Rio Carnival.
Day 21.DEPART RIO DE JANEIRO
Today marks the last day of this Icons of South America adventure.
- Novotel Lima
- Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay
- El Mapi by Inkaterra
- Novotel Cusco
- InterContinental Santiago
- Cabana del Lago
- NH Edelweiss Bariloche
- InterContinental Buenos Aires
- Wish Resort Golf Foz de Iguassu
- Miramar by Windsor, Oceanview Rooms
- Twin-share option
- Land only price
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