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Cox & Kings Grand Tour of South America
from £3995 pp

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There is nothing more enchanting than the mesmerising scenery in South America and this wonderful Cox and Kings tour to Patagonia will charm you from the very beginning of your journey. You will focus on the natural and cultural highlights of the continent, including crossing the rocky Andes through Peru and Lake Titicaca. Wander the cobbled streets of La Paz, Bolivia's capital city, as well as the magical city of Buenos Aires in Argentina. You will also visit the stunning Iguazu Falls and stay the night in Machu Picchu.

What's Included:
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  • 4- & 5-star accommodation 
  • Direct international flights with British Airways 
  • Internal flights 
  • Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available 
  • Average group size - 16 people (max 26) 
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles 
  • Experienced local tour guides in each destination 
  • 16 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees* 
  • Porterage at airports and stations 
  • Easter departures+
Tour Highlights
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  • Stay in 4- and 5-star accommodation throughout
  • Coast-to-coast multi-country experience
  • Overnight stays at Machu Picchu and inside Iguazú National Park
  • A luxury train journey across the altiplano
  • Cruise across Lake Titicaca
  • City explorations in Buenos Aires and Rio
  • Easter departures
  • Small group size - maximum 26 people
Tour Itinerary
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Day 1 – To Lima

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Lima with British Airways. Transfer to the Casa Andina Premium Miraflores for 2 nights.

Day 2 – Lima

Morning tour of Lima, including the colonial centre and a stop at the historic Cordano tavern for a local pisco sour.

Day 3 – To the Sacred Valley

Fly to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire. Transfer to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, via the local market in Pisac and Ollantaytambo Inca fortress. 

Day 4 – To Machu Picchu

Take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu and explore this spectacular Inca city.

Day 5 – To Cuzco

Morning at leisure or further explore Machu Picchu (purchase tickets at time of booking). In the afternoon, return to Cuzco by train and stay 2 nights at the Casa Andina Premium Cuzco.

Day 6 – Cuzco

Morning tour of Cuzco and San Blas. Afternoon at leisure or optional excursions.

Day 7 – To Puno

Take the Belmond Andean Explorer sleeper train across the altiplano (high plain) to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Enjoy majestic vistas from the stylish lounge car, stop by the archaeological site of Raqchi and watch the sunset at La Raya (the highest point of the route), where the snowcapped Andes tower over deep valleys. 

Day 8 – To Lake Titicaca 

Wake up to see sunrise over Lake Titicaca. Travel by road to Huatajata in Bolivia visiting Copacabana and its shrine en route. Discover the cultural exhibition at the Andean Roots Eco Village, see how reed boats are constructed and meet a Kallawaya, a spiritual healer. Stay overnight at the Inca Utama on the shores of the lake and observe the southern constellations from the hotel’s astronomical observatory.

Day 9 – Uros Iruitos • La Paz

After breakfast take a hydrofoil cruise to the Uros Iruitos floating reed islands and visit the Quewaya Sustainable Project. Continue overland to bustling La Paz and take an afternoon tour of the city, including the witches’ market and Moon Valley. Overnight at the Hotel Europa. 

Day 10 – To Buenos Aires

Fly to Buenos Aires, a city of grand architecture and European influences. Transfer to the Brick Hotel Buenos Aires for 3 nights.

Day 11 – Buenos Aires

Morning city tour including a visit to the cathedral, La Boca district and the Recoleta cemetery.

Day 12 – Buenos Aires

At leisure or optional excursions.

Day 13 – To Iguaçu Falls

Fly to Iguazú and visit the Brazilian side of the park for panoramic views of the thundering cataracts. Return to the Argentinian side.

Day 14 – Iguazu

At leisure to explore the various nearby walkways and viewing platforms on the Argentinian side or take an optional boat ride on the river below.

Day 15 – To Rio de Janeiro

Fly to Rio, set among mountains, tropical forests and golden beaches. Transfer to the Copacabana beach for a stay of 2 nights at the PortoBay Rio Internacional (Superior partial ocean-view room).

Day 16 – Rio de Janeiro

Full-day tour of Rio de Janeiro, including Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountain.

Day 17-18 – To London

At leisure or optional excursions (PortoBay day room use from £75). Evening flight to London with British Airways, arriving the following day.

Extensions
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Buzios Beach
4 Nights
Relax at the end of your tour in the charming beach resort of Búzios, where first-class restaurants, chic shops and numerous sandy beaches with crystal-clear waters can be found.

Day 17: Búzios
Transfer to Búzios (approximately 2.5 hours) and stay for 3 or 4 nights at Vila d’Este (garden room). Upgrade to an oceanfront room from £65 per person or to Casas Brancas from £25 per person. (B)
Days 18-19: Búzios
At leisure or optional excursions. (B)
Day 20: Fly to London
Transfer to Rio de Janeiro for an overnight flight to London with British Airways.
Day 21: Arrive in London (N)

Galapagos
6 Nights 
Take a pre-tour to the Galapagos islands and discover their fascinating wildlife. The islands are best explored aboard an expedition cruiser and combined with a 2-night stay in Quito.

Days 1-2: Fly to Quito
Fly to Quito via Madrid and transfer to the Hilton Colon for a 2-night stay. Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the city or visit the Middle of the World monument. (B)

Days 3-5: Galapagos Islands
Fly to the Galapagos via Guayaquil and board your selected cruise vessel for 3 or 4 nights. Longer cruises are also available. Take daily shore excursions to explore the various islands with their unique landscapes and endemic wildlife. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Fly to Lima
Fly to Lima via Guayaquil and join the rest of the group. (An additional night in Lima may also be required on certain departures.) (B)

Accommodation
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Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro (for 2020 Tours)

The Belmond Copacabana Palace is legendary for its sumptuous style, fine cuisine and impeccable service. The property is superbly located facing the famous Copacabana beach. It is at the very heart of Rio's exhilarating social life, a rendez-vous for the international set and the cream of Rio's society.

Features: 3 restaurants, piano bar, half-size Olympic pool, fitness centre, tennis court, 2 boutiques, spa.

Alvear Art, Buenos Aires

The Alvear Art is located in Retiro, in the heart of Buenos Aires, just a short walk from the elegant Avenida Santa Fe and the Florida shopping street. The hotel is a member of Leading Hotels of the World and features 139 elegant rooms and suites, a sleek yet classic contemporary design and numerous pieces of art.

Belmond Andean Explorer Train, Puno

The Belmond Andean Explorer train is the only luxury sleeper train in South America. Travelling between Cuzco, Lake Titicaca and onwards to Arequipa, the train offers stylish overnight cabins, three-course gourmet meals created with local ingredients and excursions to local sights with expert guides along the way. There is a choice of 1- or 2-night journeys in both directions.

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, Iguacu Falls (Brazil)

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is the only hotel located within the Brazilian Iguaçu National Park and is just a short walk from the magnificent Iguaçu Falls. This Belmond property occupies a colonial-style building with lovely tropical gardens. The guestrooms overlook the lush grounds and the rainforest.

Casa Andina Premium Cuzco, Cuzco

Occupying an 18th-century mansion, the Casa Andina Premium Cuzco is located in the old, colonial part of Cuzco, beside Limacpampa Square and just a few blocks' walk from the main square. The hotel's guestrooms combine traditional local furnishings with modern comforts and overlook picturesque courtyards.

Casa Andina Premium Miraflores, Lima

The Casa Andina Premium Miraflores (formerly Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores) is located in the heart of the Miraflores district of Lima, close to Kennedy Park. It is a medium-sized hotel with rooms decorated in a contemporary style with local Peruvian textiles and art.

Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley, The Sacred Valley

Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley (formerly Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley) is located near Yanahuara in the Sacred Valley, and is surrounded by Andean peaks. It is part of a small resort offering charming rooms, a restaurant with a local ambience, and a bar with an outside terrace where you can take in the sights and sounds of the Peruvian countryside.

Hotel Europa, La Paz (Bolivia)

The Hotel Europa is a modern hotel that is situated in the financial district of La Paz. It offers comfortable accommodation, a restaurant, cafe, piano bar, as well as a health club with a swimming pool. 

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Machu Picchu

Inkaterra Machu Picchu is situated in 13 acres of cloud forest garden beside the Urubamba River, a 5-minute walk from the station at Aguas Calientes. The hotel consists of 85 rooms in Andean village-style cottages nestled amidst the gardens and each accommodation offers spacious private bathrooms, phone and large beds. There is a restaurant with views over the river, a cafe & bar and a spa. 

Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta, Buenos Aires

The stylish Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta (formerly the Brick Hotel), is set in the sophisticated Recoleta neighbourhood. The impressive lobby areas, with polished marble floors, house temporary modern Argentinian art collections. Guests also have the opportunity to visit local artists' studios. Guestrooms are spacious with mahogany furnishings contrasted with colourful textiles. 

Vistadome Train, Cuzco

The Vistadome train travels between Cuzco and Machu Picchu, through the dramatic natural scenery of the Sacred Valley, following the course of the Urubamba River. All carriages feature large panoramic windows, a new suspension system, air conditioning and heating. Large comfortable leather seats with fold away tables allow passengers to relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery along the way.

Windsor California, Rio de Janeiro (2019 tours only)

The Windsor California is located on the world-famous Copacabana beach. Rooms feature contemporary décor in neutral tones, dark wooden furnishings and marble bathrooms. You can upgrade to an oceanfront room with ceiling-to-floor windows. There is a rooftop terrace with a small pool and panoramic ocean views. Complimentary beach service provides guests with towels and an umbrella for the beach.

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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