Flavours & Rhythms of Brazil

Welcome to Brazil, a vast nation overflowing with vibrant cultures, unstoppable rhythms and infectious energy. Discover a city where music and dance are as vital to life as air and water. Seek out the country’s pulsing epicentre of Afro-Brazilian culture. And let endless thunderous waterfalls take your breath away.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Rio de Janeiro

Touchdown in Rio de Janeiro, known as cidade maravilhosa (the marvellous city), steamy, sensuous, ever-surprising. Rio is full of contrasts of colour, customs and dazzling scenery. A city of sea and mountains, samba and Carnival. Witness the people of Rio who enjoy a truly relaxed and unique way of life. On arrival, meet your A&K representative who will assist you with your private transfer to your beachfront accommodation. Spend time relaxing in the hotel or head out on your own and explore. Get your bearings in this impossibly fabulous city, with its curving white beaches and city neighbourhoods studded with green-shrouded mountains.

Hotel: Belmond Copacabana Palace, 3 nights

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro

Witness one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, Corcovado’s Christ the Redeemer. Gaze skywards at the sandstone figure towering 38 metres into the air, with arms pointing north and south, and breathe in sweeping views of the city rightly considered a UNESCO World Heritage site. Drive back to your hotel via the Maracanã stadium and famous Sambadrome, home to the annual Carnival parade. Your afternoon is at leisure to simply soak up the atmosphere from your beachfront home.  Or continue to discover why this is truly one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Navigate the streets by bicycle, taking in the hotspots of Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon and Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon (additional charge), or visit the Botanical Gardens, one of the world’s most important ecological sanctuaries, at the foot of Corcovado Mountain (additional charge). Alternatively, head to the bohemian Santa Teresa neighbourhood on Morro do Desterro (Exile Hill) for a taste of Old Rio. Take to the hills in a charming street car, seek out art studios and bars, and stop at the “Little Castle” (additional charge).

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro

Begin your day hovering over Sugar Loaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer and the golden beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana on a helicopter flight over the city (additional charge). Then, step backstage into the captivating world of Rio’s Carnival, witnessing the artistry and creation of the elaborate costumes and imaginative floats that culminate in the world’s most vibrant street party. You will also have the chance to try on one of the carnival costumes. Afterwards take a driving tour through local neighbourhoods to the base of the mountain. Enjoy the cable car ride to the summit for the best sunset views in the city and sundowners with a backdrop of the city lights twinkling through the sea mist.

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro – Iguazú Falls

Proceed to the airport for your flight to Foz do Iguaçu on the Brazilian side of the mighty Iguazú Falls. Your local A&K representative will meet you at the airport and assist with your private transfer. Drop your bags at the only hotel located within Brazil’s Iguassu National Park, just a short stroll from one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Descend into the canyon and soak up the vista of some 275 falls, before taking a glass elevator back to the top.  Later appreciate your exclusive access to this magnificent wonder when the park is closed to non-hotel guests. Witness rainbows of colour over this incredible force of nature or perhaps enjoy a champagne overlooking the falls in near solitude.

Hotel: Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas, 2 nights

Day 5: Iguazú Falls

No visit to the Iguazú is complete without experiencing the falls from the Argentinian perspective, as today’s adventure will prove. Cross the bridge to Argentina and wander along the network of pathways around the endless sheath of water. Venture by train to the suspended platform at the very brink of the roaring ‘Garganta del Diablo’ waterfall (Devil’s Throat). Here, a motorboat awaits to take you up the Lower Iguazú River, through rapids into the roaring Garganta del Diablo canyon in the heart of the falls. Return to your accommodation or perhaps you may like to experience a helicopter flight (additional charge) over the Iguazú National Park for an unrivalled view of the waterfalls, Três Fronteiras (the meeting point of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay).

Day 6: Iguazú Falls – Salvador de Bahia

Head to the Iguassu Bird Park, an internationally recognised rescue and conservation centre, for a behind-the scenes experience where you get up close to rare birdlife. Continue to the airport for your flight to Salvador, once the magnificent capital of Portugal’s New World colony and today the country’s Afro-Brazilian jewel. Meet your A&K representative and transfer to the historic centre where you can unwind in your boutique accommodation. Spend your first evening immersed in Bahian heritage at the intimate Miguel Santana Theatre. In an explosion of drums, music and energy, the world-renowned Bahia Folklore Company will enact the dances of the gods in the Candomblé pantheon and the rhythmic martial art, the capoeira.

Hotel: La Villa Bahia, 3 nights

Day 7: Salvador de Bahia

To peel back the layers of this Brazilian enigma, start in Pelourinho, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest complex of colonial architecture in South America. During a walking tour wander the cobbled, hilly streets and stop awhile in the municipal square to soak up the city vibe. Take the Elevador Lacerda, a concrete-encased elevator, down to the lower, more modern Salvador where the air is filled with the aroma of acarajé, an African-inspired street food of sizzling shrimp-filled dumplings. Learn to drink like a local with a curated tasting of cachaça, the Brazilian sugar cane liquor followed by lunch inspired by a creative mix of Mediterranean and North Eastern cuisine. Discover more of Salvador your way during an afternoon at leisure or simply relax in your hotel.

Day 8: Salvador de Bahia

Spend a morning soaking up the local culture in São Joaquim market, the largest market in Salvador. Wander the labyrinth of passageways filled with everything from fresh meat and fish to shoes and statues. Look out for coriander, limes, garlic, coconut milk and dendê palm oil – the ingredients of Bahia’s best-known dish, moqueca. Then, head to a local eatery where you discover how to prepare this rich seafood stew. Fuelled by Bahian inspiration, find your rhythm in an intriguing percussion demonstration and workshop. Pick up the cuica or berimbau drums and follow the local percussionist through a cacophony of beats and techniques.

Day 9: Depart Salvador de Bahia

Set off on a final stroll around this enchanting destination before your private transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Rio de Janeiro:$8,895.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches
Transport: Airport Transfers & Deluxe air-conditioned vehicle
Flights: Air Ticket: Rio de Janeiro - Iguazú Falls - Salvador de Bahia
Accommodation: 8 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Rhythms of Brazil

A visit to Brazil means the discovery of a place touched with warm tropical sun and white sand beaches. From north to south, unique attractions are ready to amaze and excite. See the highlights and contrasts of this vast country; from spectacular Rio de Janeiro to the splendour of Iguazu Falls; from the wilds of the Amazon to the mysterious culture of Salvador.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Rio de Janeiro

Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro, transfer to your hotel where you will stay for three nights.

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro

Explore Rio’s wonders in an open jeep and immerse yourself in this magnificent city, visiting Tijuca Forest, Corcovado, Sugar Loaf and the Botanic Gardens. Discover Tijuca Forest, known as the world’s largest urban forest, with its mix of nature and history. Ride to the top of the beautiful Corcovado Mountain, where the statue of Christ the Redeemer sits. Visit the world famous Sugar Loaf Mountain in the middle of the Guanabara Bay, which offers one of the most breathtaking views of the city.

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro

Today is yours to spend discovering Rio de Janeiro at your leisure. Perhaps join an optional jeep ride and discover one of the largest favela’s in Latin America, with around a 150,000 inhabitants. You’ll be able to see, hear and feel the rhythm and beat of the favela’s, the heart and soul of Brazil. Immerse yourself in the community by visiting local homes and schools and head to the headquarters of Rocinha’s samba school.

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro – Iguazu Falls 

Transfer to the airport for your flight to where you will stay for the next two nights. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore the Brazilian side of the falls. The Iguazu Falls are one of the planet’s natural wonders. Formed on the Iguazu River, the falls go down from an average height of 60 meters, while the face of the falls is 2,700 metres wide. The number of falls varies depending on the river’s outflow.

Day 5: Iguazu Falls 

Today you will have the opportunity to cross to the Argentinian side of the falls for amazing views back to the Brazilian side. Enjoy a walking trip of the falls followed by the famous Devil’s Throat Cataract.

Day 6: Iguazu Falls – Manaus 

Fly to Manaus in the heart of the Amazon. Manaus is the ideal start point for your Amazon adventure. Upon arrival into Manaus, you will be transferred to your jungle lodge where you will spend the next three nights. After enjoying a delicious dinner embark on a unique canoe adventure deep within the Amazon jungle in search of alligators which are also known as “caimans” by the locals.

Day 7: Manaus 

Today embark on a unique canoe adventure deep within the Amazon jungle in search of alligators which are also known as “caimans” by the locals.

Day 8: Amazon

Today you will be accompanied by a specialist guide who will lead you on a hike through the forest.

Day 9: Amazon

Travel by motorised canoe and witness one of the Amazon’s most fascinating natural wonders. Head to the ‘meeting of the waters’ where the Solimoes River and the Rio Negro converge to create the enormous Amazon River. The two rivers flow side by side for several kilometres and each maintains its own individual colouring before mixing. The crystal clear blue waters of the Solimoes River contrasts with the muddy waters of the Rio Negro and create a unique natural spectacle.

Day 10: Amazon – Manaus – Salvador 

Return to Manaus for your flight to Salvador where you will spend the next two nights in a traditional Pousada. A Pousada is an exclusive and often historic boutique hotel which provides an insight to the place, people and culture of the area.

Day 11: Salvador 

Discover Salvador on a walking excursion. This trip introduces you to Salvador, showing how the city has changed throughout the ages to become the Salvador of today. Starting out along the bay, you’ll work your way through Salvador’s tree-lined streets up to Pelourinho, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its spectacular and well preserved colonial architecture. Stop off at the Sao Francisco Church, with its extravagant gold leaf baroque designs, from where you will head towards the Largo do Pelourinho. You will be given free time to enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants where you will be able to taste some of the best Bahian cuisine.

Day 12: Depart Salvador 

Transfer to Salvador Airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Rio de Janeiro:$4,559.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Flights: Flight Ticket: Rio de Janeiro - Iguazu Falls - Manaus - Salvador
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Experience Rio de Janeiro

Visit the most famous landmarks of Rio de Janeiro including Christ the Redeemer Statue at Corcovado Hill and the world famous Sugar Loaf Mountain while you explore this spectacular city. Get the full cultural experience as you enjoy a delicious Brazilian barbeque lunch.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Rio de Janeiro

Arrive at Rio de Janeiro Airport and transfer to your chosen hotel.

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro

Visit the most famous landmarks of the city including Christ the Redeemer Statue at Corcovado Hill and world famous Sugar Loaf Mountain and see the natural beauty of Rio de Janeiro from above. Enjoy a delicious Brazilian barbeque lunch.

Day 3: Depart Rio de Janeiro

Transfer to the Rio de Janeiro Airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Rio de Janeiro:$689.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunches
Transport: Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 2 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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South America Landscapes

Visit South America’s most influential and intoxicating countries, including Brazil and Chile. Journey past snowcapped volcanoes, chardonnay vineyards and the pulsating cities of Buenos Aires and Rio-crossing the glacial waters of Los Santos Lake and visiting “Little Switzerland” along the way.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Santiago

Connect with the cosmopolitan verve of the Chilean capital, Santiago. On arrival, you’ll enjoy a warm Trafalgar welcome and be transferred to your luxury hotel in fashionable Las Condes. Spend the rest of the day on your terms discovering the unique personalities of each of the city’s diverse barrios. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel:  InterContinental Santiago, 2 nights

Day 2: Santiago Sightseeing

This morning’s city tour with a Local Specialist includes a stop at the ornate wrought-iron Central Market where we’ll see the catch of the day and stroll past pop-up restaurants serving local favourites. We journey to wine country, visiting an exclusive winery in Casablanca Valley for a gourmet lunch served alfresco in exquisite surrounds. ‘Dive into Culture’ and meet the winemakers for a personalised winery experience, followed by an opportunity to taste the fruit of his labours. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 3: Santiago – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas

We fly south to the coastal city of Puerto Montt, then continue to Puerto Varas for a tour of the “City of Roses” against the backdrop of snow-capped volcanoes. Later, we make our way to our hotel on the shores of Lake Llanquihue where we’ll enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and an included dinner.

Hotel: Cabana del Lago

Day 4: Puerto Varas – Lake Crossing – Bariloche

Look forward to a day of pinch me moments as you cross the Andes via land and water. Our first stop sees us watch the burbling waters of the Petrohue River cascade over black volcanic rock. We’ll cross Todos Los Santos Lake, keeping a keen eye out for giant Andean condors as the mighty Osorno Volcano with its white cap looms in the background. Admire the soul-stirring landscapes en route to Peulla where we’ll enjoy lunch. Then, cross the border into Argentina and cruise the glacial waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi. We’ll arrive in Bariloche this evening.

Hotel: NH Edelweiss Bariloche, 2 nights

Day 5: Bariloche Sightseeing

Soak up the sights and sounds of the “Switzerland of South America” this morning, breathing in the fresh alpine air. We’ll meet our Local Specialist and travel along the “Circuito Chico” for spectacular views of forests, mountains and sparkling waters in Nahuel Huapi National Park. Visit the beach playground of Playa Bonita, soak up the scenery from the hilltop of St. Edward’s Chapel on the Llao Llao Peninsula, and ride a chairlift to the top of Cerro Campanario for sweeping views of the high peaks of Catedral and Tronador. ‘Dive into Culture’ and indulge in the rich flavours of chocolate during a visit to Bariloche’s Chocolate Museum, then spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 6: Bariloche – Buenos Aires

Leaving spectacular Patagonian landscapes behind, we fly to the passionate Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires. This evening, we’ll ‘Connect with Locals’, joining our Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Be My Guest dinner with a local family in Palermo Soho. Savour traditional flavours and homemade family dishes, then discover the secrets of kneading country bread. Our unforgettable local encounter continues as we watch family members engage in an elegant Tango performance.

Hotel: InterContinental Buenos Aires, 2 nights

Day 7: Buenos Aires Sightseeing

Immerse yourself in the seamless mix of European elegance meets Latin energy. We’ll join a ‘Local Specialist’ to see some of Buenos Aires’ most notable sites, including the Plaza de Mayo and iconic pink Casa Rosada. View the fashionable neighbourhood of La Boca, admire the opulent façade of Teatro Colon and drive along the stately Avenida 9 de Julio to the elegant Recoleta cemetery, where Argentina’s most famous sons and daughters have been laid to rest. We pay homage to the beloved former first lady of Argentina, Eva Peron, before enjoying an afternoon at leisure. This evening, we indulge in the delicious flavours of Argentine beef, the authentic tastes of world-renowned Argentinian beef. ‘Dive into Culture’ later, watching the sensual, stirring moves of a traditional Tango performance.

Day 8: Buenos Aires

Get a taste of life as a porteño this morning, embracing the energy of this passionate South American hub on your terms. Perhaps, admire the works of Degas, El Greco and Van Gogh at the Museum of Bellas Artes or stroll around the colourful stalls that line one of the local markets. Take to the countryside and consider spending the day at a traditional estancia (ranch) for the the Fiesta Gaucha (festival of the cowboy), where you’ll be entertained by a lively equestrian show and enjoy a traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch.

Day 9: Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls

Journey to the thundering cascade of Iguassu Falls, where we’ll meet our Local Specialist for a visit to the UNESCO-listed Iguassu National Park. Board an open-air ecological jungle train delving deep into its subtropical rainforest. Walk along the catwalk peering down into the swirling waters of Devil’s Throat Falls. We’ll cross the border into Brazil for an evening at leisure and dinner at our resort.

Hotel: Wish Resort Foz de Iguassu

Day 10: Iguassu Falls Sightseeing

Rediscover the ‘Big Waters’ and return to Iguassu National Park, where you’ll join a Local Specialist who will guide your discovery of the Brazilian side of the falls. Walk through the rainforest at the base of the falls and peer at its majesty through the powerful spray. We enjoy an evening at leisure.

Day 11: Iguassu Falls – Rio de Janeiro

We bid farewell to the falls and fly to sultry Rio de Janeiro. You’ll be transferred to your hotel overlooking the colourful Copacabana Beach.

Hotel: Miramar by Windsor Oceanview Rooms, 3 nights

Day 12: Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

Begin your exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city) with your Local Specialist, ascending Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car for astounding bay and city views. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure or consider an optional cruise on Guanabara Bay viewing Rio’s picturesque city skyline and Sugarloaf Mountain.

Day 13: Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

Board a classic cogwheel train for the journey to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. We join our Local Specialist to explore more of the city’s iconic sights. Later this afternoon, we’ll ‘Dive into Culture’ during a visit to a local Samba school where we’ll gain insights into how the school prepares for the pageantry of Carnival week. View the colourful costumes and immerse yourself in the rhythms of Samba as you participate in a dance lesson. This evening, the flavours of churrascaria linger at our Farewell Dinner. As our hosts demonstrate how to mix the perfect caipirinha, we toast to an epic South American journey. Saude!

Day 14: Depart Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy a day at leisure until your transfer to the airport or choose to extend your stay at the Miramar by Windsor.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 25$6.675.00$8,950.00
February: 15$6.850.00$9,125.00
March: 14, 28$6.850.00$9,125.00
April: 18$6.850.00$9,125.00
September: 12, 26$6.850.00$9,125.00
October: 10, 24$6.850.00$9,125.00
November: 07, 21$6.795.00$9,070.00
December: 12$6.675.00$8,950.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Flights: Air Ticket: Santiago - Puerto Montt / Bariloche - Buenos Aires - Iguassu Falls - Rio de Janeiro
Accommodation: 13 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Spirit of South America

Explore the beauty of South America during this exhilarating holiday to Brazil, Argentina, and Peru. Visit its cosmopolitan and lively cities as well as its ancient treasures and scenic highlights. Start in Rio de Janeiro, a vibrant, bustling city known for its beautiful beaches and beautiful people. The birthplace of Samba, Rio’s vitality comes alive as you experience its sights, sounds, and flavors. In Lima, your sightseeing focuses on its rich colonial history and includes a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, which has a large collection of pre – Columbian Peruvian art. Buenos Aires is regarded as the “Paris of South America” with its chic shopping, French architecture, outdoor cafés, legendary nightlife, and cosmopolitan cuisine. It is famous for its sensuous Tango dance, and you’ll see a Tango show—you’ll even get a Tango dance lesson on your Globus tour!

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Welcome to South America’s largest and most populous country. This afternoon, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelling companions for a drive along famous Ipanema and Copacabana Beaches to the base of 396 metre (1,300 foot) high Sugar Loaf Mountain. Ascend by cable car to its summit, where you can savour spectacular vistas of the city. Next, toast the start of a memorable holiday with caipirinhas, a favourite Brazilian cocktail, from atop Sugar Loaf Mountain during a Cocktail Party.

Hotel: Hilton Copacabana, 3 nights

Day 2: Rio De Janeiro

The city’s landmark, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, crowns Corcovado Mountain, a rounded peak rising 701 metre (2,300 feet) from the bay below. A scenic ride by cog railway leads to the top, where a breathtaking 360 – degree panorama affords sweeping views. From here, proceed to bustling downtown Rio, where modern office towers stand next to relics of the Portuguese colonial past. View the Sambodromo and visit the Cathedral. The afternoon is at leisure for you to experience this vibrant city on your own. Tonight, it’s a fun outing to a Churrascaria for a feast of barbecued meats marinated and roasted over charcoal in true Brazilian style.

Day 3: Rio De Janeiro

A full day at leisure to savour Rio. Relax on one of the world – famous beaches or take advantage of the world – class shopping or fine dining. Alternatively, you may choose to join an optional trip to historic Petropolis, a mountain resort and the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II.

Day 4: Rio De Janeiro – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fly to Buenos Aires, proud capital of the vast country that occupies most of the southern part of the continent. After arriving at your central hotel, an orientation walk acquaints you with the “Paris of South America” and its wide boulevards and outdoor cafes. Spend an evening at leisure.

Hotel: Hilton Buenos Aires, 3 nights

Day 5: Buenos Aires

Your included sightseeing this morning starts in La Boca, a colourful district and site of the city’s first port. Take a short walking Tour of this unique neighbourhood at the mouth of the river and then on to San Telmo, famous for its late – colonial buildings and as a popular gathering spot for artists. At the Plaza de Mayo, see La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House) and the Metropolitan Cathedral, which houses San Martin’s Mausoleum. Drive past the ornate Teatro Colon opera house before reaching Recoleta Cemetery, burial site of Eva Peron. After an afternoon at leisure, top off the evening at a famous Tango Club. Start with a Dance Lesson, followed by dinner of Argentine steaks and other local specialties, and end with a show featuring flawless performances of Latin America’s most sensuous dance – the Tango!

Day 6: Buenos Aires

Enjoy a full day at leisure, with an optional excursion to the pampas (grasslands). Experience the atmosphere of Argentine country life as you visit an estancia (ranch). Get acquainted with the lifestyle of the gauchos and enjoy a barbecue lunch and the warm hospitality of your hosts before returning to the city.

Day 7: Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls

This morning, fly to Iguassu Falls. The spectacle of this 2 – milewide torrent – with some cataracts as high as 76 metres (250 feet) is nothing short of hypnotic. The clouds of spray, the incessant roar, and the surrounding luxuriant tropical growth make this an unforgettable natural wonder. Upon arrival, journey to the Argentinean side of the falls and take the Ecological Jungle Train for a bird’s – eye view from the catwalks perched over part of the Devil’s Throat, where 14 waterfalls drop more than 92 metres (300 feet) into the Devil’s Gorge below. Continue into Brazil’s side of Iguassu Falls, your home for the night.

Hotel: Wish Resort

Day 8: Iguassu Falls – Lima, Peru

Today is dedicated to exploring the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls from a completely different vantage point than in Argentina. A walk along the pathway at the base of the falls takes you into the Devil’s Throat Canyon, with spectacular panoramic views of many of the 275 cataracts that make up Iguassu Falls. Have a late lunch or early dinner before flying to Lima, Peru.

Hotel: Atton Pullman Miraflores, 2 nights

Day 9: Lima

Your city sightseeing Tour focuses on Lima’s rich colonial history as well as the modern city. See the 18th – century San Francisco Monastery with its unique cloisters, Government Palace, and the cathedral situated around the vast Plaza de Armas. Tonight, visit the Larco Herrera Museum, which houses the largest private collection of Pre – Columbian Peruvian art in the world. Enjoy dinner at the museum’s restaurant.

Day 10: Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco, the impressive Andean city that was once the capital of the Inca Empire. Head into the Sacred Valley of the Incas and visit the semi – circular Kenko Amphitheatre with its stone altars and labyrinth of passages, and see the ancient site of Puca Pucara. Also, in the Sacred Valley, experience an El Pago a la Tierra, or Mother Earth Ceremony, performed by a local shaman. These ceremonies thanking Mother Earth and asking for good health and safe travels have been practiced in Peru since before the arrival of the Incas. Continue to Pisac, an old mountain village where you will have free time to shop for local wares, such as alpaca sweaters and blankets, jewellery, or handpainted ornamental dishes and vases. Stay in the Sacred Valley tonight, with dinner at the hotel.

Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado

Day 11: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

This morning, visit the Inca Fortress of Ollantaytambo, followed by the opportunity to visit a Local Home, meet some of the locals, and experience their way of life in the Sacred Valley. Then, board the Vistadome Train for a scenic journey through the lush Urubamba Valley. Upon arrival, ascend the mountainside to legendary Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas.” Your Local Guide will introduce this intact fortress with its temple remains, holy houses, and mile – long aqueduct, and will bring you closer to the mysteries still hidden in these amazing structures. Tonight, learn how to make the perfect Pisco Sour at a Peruvian cooking demonstration before your included dinner.

Hotel: Sumaq Hotel

Day 12: Machu Picchu – Cusco

A morning at leisure in Machu Picchu allows you to wake up early to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu with your second included entrance to the ruins. After lunch, return to the Sacred Valley by Train Ride and continue to Cusco.

Hotel: Casa Andina Premium Cusco, 2 nights

Day 13: Cusco

On your guided sightseeing tour of Cusco today, learn more about the Inca and Spanish influence. Begin at the heart of Cusco in the Plaza de Armas (main square), with a visit to the imposing Cathedral, where construction began in 1550 and was finally completed 100 years later. Continue to Koricancha and the Santo Domingo Monastery, and see how the two sites have become one. The Temple of the Sun at Koricancha was once the most important Inca site, dedicated to the worship of the Sun. The walls, altars, and decorations were all said to be covered in gold – until the Spaniards looted the temple and then built the contrasting Baroque Santo Domingo Monastery on top of the temple’s foundations. Also, visit the Temple Of Sacsayhuaman, perched on a hillside overlooking Cusco. It remains unfathomable how and when this fortress of gigantic stones – with some blocks weighing more than 350 tons – was built. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore on your own. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 14: Cusco – Lima

A short morning flight returns you to Lima. For a special treat, make a stop at a Local Peruvian Food Market to get a real taste of the life of the local people. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore on your own.

Hotel: Atton Pullman Miraflores

Day 15: Depart Lima

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 28$7.703.00$9,565.00
February: 11$7.703.00$9,565.00
March: 10, 24$7.703.00$9,565.00
April: 21$7.703.00$9,565.00
May: 19$7.703.00$9,565.00
July: 14$7.703.00$9,565.00
September: 08, 22$7.703.00$9,565.00
October: 06, 20$7.703.00$9,565.00
November: 17$7.703.00$9,565.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners
Transport: Deluxe air-conditioned coach
Flights: Air Ticket: Rio De Janeiro - Buenos Aires - Iguassu Falls - Lima - Cusco - Lima
Accommodation: 14 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Brazil, Argentina & Chile Unveiled with Peru

On this South America tour, experience some of South America’s most exciting cities, gorgeous natural wonders, and famous historic sites. You’ll overnight in Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Cusco.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Welcome to spectacular Rio de Janeiro, home to whitesand beaches and host of the 2016 Summer Olympics! Settle into your hotel and meet your Tour Director, who will have pointers for your free – time exploration.

Hotel: Windsor Plaza Copacabana, 3 nights

Day 2: Rio De Janeiro

Sprawling between majestic granite peaks and the blue South Atlantic, Rio is a city of beauty, wonder, and energy. Guided sightseeing begins with a drive along Rio’s famed Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana beaches. Take the cog railway 701 metres (2,300 feet) up to the summit of Corcovado to view the famous Christ the Redeemer statue and 360 – degree views of Guanabara Bay and the bustling city below. Your afternoon is free to explore on your own. Perhaps join an optional excursion to a nearby favela for a glimpse into the life of these colourful communities that nearly 20% of the people call home. Tonight, perhaps opt for a dinner at a local churrascaria, serving prime meats, seafood, and fish.

Day 3: Rio De Janeiro

A free day in Rio allows you to relax on one of the famous beaches or take an optional excursion to the historic city of Petropolis to see the former summer palace of Emperor Pedro II.

Day 4: Rio De Janeiro – Iguassu Falls

A morning flight takes you to Iguassu Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. Upon arrival, journey to the Brazilian side of the falls to see the mammoth series of 275 waterfalls cascading over a precipice almost two miles wide and 84 metres (250 feet) deep. Walk into Devil’s Throat Canyon, where the clouds of mist, thundering roar, and 180 – degree rainbows surround you –  an unforgettable experience!

Hotel: Recanto Park, 2 nights

Day 5: Iguassu Falls

Cross the border for a visit of the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls. Begin with a short ride on the open – air Ecological Jungle Train through the rainforest. A series of boardwalks takes you above the falls to see the water crashing down into the Devil’s Throat. Your afternoon is free to explore, or you may opt to visit the Bird Park, home to many species of endemic birds, as well as flora from the area.

Day 6: Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital. After settling into your hotel, an orientation tour familiarises you with the “Paris of South America” and its wide boulevards, outdoor cafes, and charming shops.

Hotel: Kenton Palace, 3 nights

Day 7: Buenos Aires

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide focuses on the city’s landmarks, including the Teatro Colon Opera House and Plaza de Mayo, site of La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House), and Metropolitan Cathedral. Also, visit La Boca and San Telmo, one of Buenos Aires’ oldest neighbourhoods, and Recoleta Cemetery, where Eva Peron is buried. End your day with an Argentinean meal, followed by a sensuous Tango Show.

Day 8: Buenos Aires

Today is free for independent activities, or you can take an optional excursion to visit a local estancia (ranch) to experience the life of the gauchos (cowboys), as well as traditional dance performances and a barbecue lunch.

Day 9: Buenos Aires – Santiago, Chile

Fly over the majestic Andes to Santiago, Chile’s scenic capital between the Pacific and the Andes. With a coastline more than 4264 kilometres (2,650 miles) long, Chile is more than 10 times longer than it is wide. With a distinctly European flavour accented with Latin flair, Santiago is one of South America’s most sophisticated and modern cities.

Hotel: Marina Las Condes, 3 nights

Day 10: Santiago

Your guided city tour introduces you to Santiago – the country’s political, commercial, and cultural capital. View La Moneda Government Palace and San Cristobal Hill with its landmark statue of the Virgin Mary. Also, see Club Hipico, one of the most renowned horseracing tracks in South America. Your tour ends at the city’s main square, Plaza de Armas, with a visit to the relicfilled Cathedral. Your afternoon is at leisure. This evening, consider the optional Chilean Folkloric Dinner Show.

Day 11: Santiago

Today, enjoy a day at leisure. A trip to Valparaiso and Vina del Mar is highly recommended. A leisurely drive through the countryside and vineyards delivers you to Valparaiso, a city of 42 hills and the inspiration of many artists and poets. On to the chic seaside resort of Vina del Mar, full of unusual architecture and beautiful gardens. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner to celebrate your exciting Latin American holiday.

Day 12: Santiago – Lima, Peru

Board a flight for Lima, Peru. Heralded as the “City of Kings” by Spanish conquistadors, Lima retains vestiges of its opulent past with its colonial buildings and world – class museums.

Hotel: Jose Antonio Lima, 2 nights

Day 13: Lima

Sightseeing today focuses on Lima’s colonial heritage. Visit the 11th – century San Francisco Monastery, with Spanish and Moorish architecture throughout. Continue to Plaza Mayor, where you will see the Government Palace that houses the presidential palace and the cathedral where the founder of Lima, Francisco Pizarro’s, remains are buried.

Day 14: Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco high in the Andes and upon arrival, descend into the Sacred Valley. Stop at Awanakancha and learn about the importance of camelids (llama, vicuna, alpaca, and guanaco) for Inca cultures. Continue to PISAC, a charming village with an famous Indian Market – a great place to buy souvenirs! Later, arrive at your hotel nestled in the Sacred Valley.

Hotel: La Casona Yucay, 2 nights

Day 15: Sacred Valley

Visit the village of Ollantaytambo and the Inca ruins of the same name. Explore the archaeological site that was the scene of the Inca resistance during the Spanish conquest. Next, visit a Local Inca Home to see life in a traditional village, which has been remarkably well preserved. Also, visit the Seminario Ceramics Workshop to learn about Peruvian ancient and modern art. End your day at a local chicheria for a taste of a typical Inca drink in Peru called chicha.

Day 16: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

Board the Vistadome Train that cuts a path through the Urubamba Valley bound for Aguas Calientes, the town closest to the “Lost City of the Incas.” Ascend the mountainside to the sacred refuge of Machu Picchu. Your guide recounts the many accomplishments of the Incas as you tour the ruins dating back to the 15th century.

Hotel: El Mapi by Inkaterra

Day 17: Machu Picchu – Cusco

This morning, enjoy some free time to explore the mountain town of Aguas Calientes; perhaps visit the local market, quaint boutiques, or take a walk along nearby trails. Later, return to Cusco, former capital of the Inca Empire.

Hotel: Jose Antonio Cusco, 2 nights

Day 18: Cusco

A guided sightseeing tour of Cusco focuses on the city that was once the political, military, and cultural epicentre of the Incas. Visit Santo Domingo Monastery and the Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas, which houses a magnificent collection of artwork. Continue to the hillside overlooking Cusco for a visit to the Temple Of Sacsayhuaman. Also, see the ruins of Kenko and Puca Pucara before returning to Cusco.

Day 19: Cusco – Lima

A short flight brings you back to Lima. Transfer to your hotel, and enjoy time to explore the city.

Hotel: Jose Antonio Lima

Day 20: Depart Lima

Your holiday ends after breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 12$6,027.00$7,658.00
February: 09$6,027.00$7,658.00
March: 08, 22$6,027.00$7,658.00
May: 17$6,027.00$7,658.00
July: 12$6,027.00$7,658.00
September: 13$6,027.00$7,658.00
October: 04, 11$6,027.00$7,658.00
November: 01$6,027.00$7,658.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 19 breakfasts, 7 dinners
Transport: Deluxe air-conditioned coach
Flights: Air Ticket: Rio De Janeiro - Iguassu Falls - Buenos Aires - Santiago - Lima - Cusco - Lima
Accommodation: 19 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Ultimate South America

Discover some of South America’s greatest cities—Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Lima—and some of its most spectacular sites on this South America tour to Brazil, Argentina, and Peru. You’ll overnight in Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, and Lake Titicaca.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Welcome to spectacular Rio de Janeiro, home to whitesand beaches and host of the 2016 Summer Olympics! After arrival, settle into your hotel and meet your Tour Director, who will have pointers for your free time exploration.

Hotel: Windsor Plaza Copacabana, 3 nights

Day 2: Rio De Janeiro

Sprawling between majestic granite peaks and the blue South Atlantic, Rio is a city of beauty, wonder, and energy. Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide begins with a drive along Rio’s famed Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana beaches. Take the cog railway 701 metres (2,300 feet) up to the summit of Corcovado to view the famous Christ the Redeemer statue and enjoy 360 – degree views of Guanabara Bay and the bustling city below. Your afternoon is free to explore – perhaps join an optional excursion to a nearby favela for a glimpse into the life of these colourful communities that nearly 20% of the people call home.

Day 3: Rio De Janeiro

A free day in Rio allows you to relax on one of the famous beaches or take an optional excursion to the historic city of Petropolis to see the former summer palace of Emperor Pedro II.

Day 4: Rio De Janeiro – Iguassu Falls

A morning flight takes you to Iguassu Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. Upon arrival, journey to the Brazilian side of the falls to see the mammoth series of 275 waterfalls cascading over a precipice almost two miles wide and 84 metres (250 feet) deep. Walk into Devil’s Throat Canyon, where the clouds of mist, thundering roar, and 180 – degree rainbows surround you –  an unforgettable experience!

Hotel: Recanto Park, 2 nights

Day 5: Iguassu Falls

Cross the border for a visit of the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls. Begin with a short ride on the open – air Ecological Jungle Train through the rainforest. A series of boardwalks takes you above the falls to see the water crashing down into the Devil’s Throat. Your afternoon is free to explore, or you may opt to visit the Bird Park, home to many species of endemic birds, as well as flora from the area.

Day 6: Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital. After settling into your hotel, an orientation tour familiarises you with the “Paris of South America” and its wide boulevards, outdoor cafes, and charming shops.

Hotel: Kenton Palace, 3 nights

Day 7: Buenos Aires

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide focuses on the city’s landmarks, including the Teatro Colon Opera House and Plaza de Mayo, site of La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House), and Metropolitan Cathedral. Also, visit La Boca and San Telmo, one of Buenos Aires’ oldest neighbourhoods, and Recoleta Cemetery, where Eva Peron is buried. End your day with an Argentinean meal, followed by a sensuous Tango Show highlighting the alluring dance that is so popular here.

Day 8: Buenos Aires

Today is free for independent activities, or you can take an optional excursion to visit a local estancia (ranch) to experience the life of the gauchos (cowboys), as well as traditional dance performances and a barbecue lunch.

Day 9: Buenos Aires – Lima, Peru

Board a flight for Lima, Peru. Heralded as the “City of Kings” by Spanish conquistadors, Lima still carries vestiges of its opulent past with its colonial buildings and world – class museums.

Hotel: Jose Antonio Lima, 2 nights

Day 10: Lima

Sightseeing today focuses on Lima’s colonial heritage. Visit the 11th – century San Francisco Monastery, with Spanish and Moorish architecture throughout. Continue to Plaza Mayor, where you will see the Government Palace that houses the presidential palace and the cathedral where the founder of Lima, Francisco Pizarro’s, remains are buried.

Day 11: Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco high in the Andes and, upon arrival, descend into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Stop at Awanakancha and learn about the importance of camelids (llama, vicuna, alpaca, and guanaco) for Inca cultures. See them up close and learn how their coats are transformed into colourful weaving fibres that are then used in ancient weaving techniques still in use today. Continue to PISAC, a charming village with a famous Indian Market, where you have plenty of time to browse the many colourful stalls selling handicrafts ranging from alpaca sweaters and blankets to painted vases and sterling silver. Later, arrive at your hotel, nestled in the peaceful Sacred Valley.

Hotel: La Casona Yucay, 2 nights

Day 12: Sacred Valley

Start the day with a visit to Ollantaytambo and the Inca ruins of the same name. Explore the archaeological site that was the scene of the Inca resistance during the Spanish conquest – the only place ever to resist Spanish attacks. You will see how the temple area at the top of the terraces was the perfect defensive stronghold. Next, visit a Local Home to experience life in this traditional village, which has been remarkably well preserved. Then, visit the Seminario Ceramics Workshop to learn about Peruvian ancient and modern art. End your day at a local chicheria for a taste of a typical Inca drink in Peru called chicha.

Day 13: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

Board the Vistadome Train that cuts a path through the picturesque Urubamba Valley bound for Aguas Calientes, the quaint town closest to the “Lost City of the Incas.” Ascend the mountainside through tropical forest to the sacred refuge of Machu Picchu. Your guide recounts the many accomplishments of the Incas as you tour the terraced ruins dating back to the 15th century. Abandonded when the Inca Empire fell to the Spanish, these remarkable ruins remained undiscovered for nearly 400 years. For this reason, many of the mysteries surrounding Machu Picchu remain to this day.

Hotel: El Mapi by Inkaterra

Day 14: Machu Picchu – Cusco

Enjoy some free time this morning to explore the mountain town of Aguas Calientes; perhaps visit the local market, quaint boutiques, or take a walk along nearby trails. Later this afternoon, return to Cusco, former capital of the Inca Empire.

Hotel: Jose Antonio Cusco, 2 nights

Day 15: Cusco

Embark on a guided sightseeing tour of Cusco that focuses on the city that was once the political, military, and cultural epicentre of the Incas. In fact, Inca foundations can still be found in Cusco, with the Spanish baroque structures built on top. Visit the Santo Domingo Monastery, where these two forms of architecture are melded together with the temple of both cultures atop one another. Also, see the CATHEDRAL in the Plaza de Armas before a visit to the Temple Of Sacsayhuaman. Some of the best examples of Inca masonry can be found at this fortress, where stones weighing up to 350 tons are pieced together to form a complex that could house up to 10,000 men. Learn about the ceremonies and battles that took place here on your tour. Also, see the ruins of Kenko and Puca Pucara before returning to Cusco.

Day 16: Cusco – Juliaca – Puno

Fly to Juliaca, then transfer to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Legend says the first Inca, Manco Capac, arose from the waters of the lake by the power of the sun god to found the Inca Empire.

Hotel: Xima Puno Hotel, 2 nights

Day 17: Puno – Excursion to Lake Titicaca

Experience fascinating Lake Titicaca today as you embark on a motorboat tour of the highest navigable lake in the world and its manmade islands. On Taquile Island, see how the local people integrate their Inca and Spanish past. Continue to the Uros Floating Islands, a group of approximately 40 artificially made islands. Learn how the Uros Indians construct their islands, homes, boats, and many other resources completely of tortora reed, a centuries – old practice. Enjoy a farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Director this evening.

Day 18: Puno – Juliaca – Lima

En route to Juliaca, stop at the pre – Incan burial grounds of Sillustani. See the above – ground tombs, chullpas, in which the Aymara Indians buried their high priests. You will be welcomed into a Local Home for an inside look at life here. Fly to Lima and transfer to your hotel.

Hotel: Jose Antonio Lima

Day 19: Depart Lima

Your holiday ends after breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 24$5,885.00$7,264.00
February: 07$5,885.00$7,264.00
March: 06, 20$5,885.00$7,264.00
April: 17$5,885.00$7,264.00
May: 01$5,885.00$7,264.00
June: 12$5,885.00$7,264.00
July: 10$5,885.00$7,264.00
August: 07$5,885.00$7,264.00
September: 04, 18$5,885.00$7,264.00
October: 02, 16$5,885.00$7,264.00
November: 13, 27$5,885.00$7,264.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 18 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
Transport: Deluxe air-conditioned coach
Flights: Air Ticket: Rio De Janeiro - Iguassu Falls - Buenos Aires - Lima - Cusco - Juliaca - Lima
Accommodation: 18 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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South America Revealed

Immerse yourself in the music, cuisine and culture on offer while exploring the sites of Rio de Janeiro. Tall and tan, and young and lovely-expect nothing else on Rio’s gorgeous beaches, your launch pad to a South American adventure through vibrant capitals and the Inca heart of Peru.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Rio de Janeiro

Immerse yourself in the tropical allure of Rio de Janeiro – your launch pad to a South American exploration of capital cities and ancient cultures. Meet your local host on arrival and transfer to your hotel offering superb views of Copacabana Beach. This evening, we’ll join our travel Director and fellow travellers for a festive Welcome Reception.

Hotel: Miramar by Windsor, 3 nights

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

Ease into your morning Rio-style before joining your Travel Director to delve into the captivating contrasts of Brazil’s cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city). See the 18th century Carioca Aqueduct, the colonial Candelaria church and the home of the Rio Carnival, the Sanbodromo. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for a “pinch me moment” of inspiring bay and city views. Enjoy a free evening.

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

The iconic Christ the Redeemer beckons this morning as we journey by cogwheel train to the summit of Corcovado for impressive panoramic views. Returning to the city, we visit the shores of Copacabana and Ipanema, spending the rest of the day at leisure to watch Rio’s beautiful people living life to the fullest. This evening, learn how to mix the perfect caipirinha, then indulge in a sizzling Regional Dinner barbecue at a local churrascaria.

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls

Spend the morning at leisure, then visit a Samba school where you’ll ‘Dive into Culture’, gaining insights into how the school prepares for the pageantry of Carnival week. View the colourful costumes and sway your hips Rio-style as you learn how to Samba. We leave the city behind and fly to Iguassu Falls. This evening, we’ll enjoy dinner together at our hotel.

Hotel: Wish Resort Foz do Iguassu, 2 nights

Day 5: Iguassu Falls Sightseeing

Explore the Brazil side of Iguassu Falls, joining a Local Specialist in the UNESCO-listed Iguassu National Park for a walk through the rainforest to the base of the falls. Indulge in lunch at a local restaurant against the backdrop of the falls before returning to your resort for an afternoon at leisure. Consider joining one of our optional experiences, including a jetboat ride* to the base of the falls or visit a tropical bird reserve, home to more than 500 species of birds.

Day 6: Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires

Cross the border into Argentina to see the falls from a different perspective. Meet your Local Specialist, then board an open-air ecological jungle train through the rainforest and walk along the catwalk peering down into the swirling waters of Devil’s Throat Falls. We leave this force of nature behind for the sophisticated Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires.

Hotel: InterContinental Buenos Aires, 3 nights

Day 7: Buenos Aires Sightseeing

Connect with the seamless mix of European elegance meets Latin energy, joining your ‘Local Specialist’ for a guided tour of Buenos Aires’ most notable sites, including the iconic Casa Rosada and colourful neighbourhood of La Boca. Admire the opulent façade of Teatro Colon, then visit the Recoleta Cemetery, where Argentina’s beloved former first lady, Eva Peron (Evita), is buried. This evening, indulge in the delicious flavours of Argentine beef during a Regional Dinner. Later, we’ll Dive into Culture, ending the evening with a stirring, sensual Tango performance.

Day 8: Buenos Aires

Enjoy a full day at leisure to pursue your own interests in the “Paris of South America”. Admire the works of Degas, El Greco and Van Gogh at the Museum of Belles Artes or sample delicious dulce de leche ice-cream at the famous Café Tortoni. Feeling adventurous? Consider an optional trip into the countryside to visit a traditional estancia (ranch), including a lively equestrian show and traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch. Later, we’ll ‘Connect with Locals’, joining a family at their home in Palermo Soho for a Be My Guest dinner.

Day 9: Buenos Aires – Lima

We leave one capital behind for another, travelling to Peru’s capital, Lima. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in San Isidro.

Hotel: Novotel Lima, 2 nights

Day 10: Lima Sightseeing

Francisco Pizarro’s “City of Kings” is ours to explore this morning as we discover the colonial heritage of Lima’s UNESCO-listed Historic Centre. Admire the ornate baroque façades of the Church of San Francisco and discover its hidden catacombs. Celebrate Lima’s status as the culinary capital of South America next, and meet Ignacio Barrios who has worked alongside many of Peru’s most award-winning chefs. Visit a local market where Ignacio will explain how Peruvian fruits, vegetables, seafood and meats are the basis of Peruvian cooking. Then continue to his cooking school where you’ll ‘Connect with Locals’ and enjoy a demonstration on how to prepare some of Peru’s most popular dishes. You’ll have an opportunity to sample some of these at a Be My Guest lunch before spending the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 11: Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

Board a morning flight to Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Visit the Pisac market displaying Quechua arts and crafts, then continue to a former 18th century colonial-style monastery in the Sacred Valley. Later this afternoon, we arrive at a former 18th century colonial-style monastery in the heart of the Sacred Valley, our hotel for the night. ‘Dive into Culture’ and meet Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a master Quechua weaver, and the first person from her village to attend university. She been an ambassador for Andean traditions since she began learning ancient pre-Columbian weaving techniques as a young girl in the 1960s. ‘Make a Difference’ as your visit helps to preserve and promote traditional pre-Columbian weaving techniques in the 21st century.

Hotel: Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay

Day 12: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

The Sacred Valley reveals its mysteries today as we encounter the remains of the mighty Inca empire. Our first stop this morning is the famous Inca hilltop fortress, Ollantaytambo, built from massive blocks of stone. We board the Vistadome train (light snack included) for our epic journey to the UNESCO-listed Machu Picchu, where a Local Specialist will lead us through the ruins of this once-great fortress. Explore the iconic great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the Intihuatana, an intricately carved rock most likely used as a sundial centuries ago. Tonight, we’ll dine at our hotel.

Hotel: El Mapi by Inkaterra

Day 13: Machu Picchu – Cusco

We return to Machu Picchu this morning with an opportunity to explore this mythical fortress on our own terms. If you’re feeling energetic, consider hiking up to the Gate of the Sun for thrilling views over the fortress and valley below. Then it’s off to Cusco, stopping en route at a local chicheria for a taste of chicha. ‘Dive into Culture’ and learn how this Peruvian corn beer is made by local women.

Hotel: Novotel Cusco, 2 nights

Day 14: Cusco Sightseeing

Explore the Incan and Spanish roots of the “Imperial City”, unlocking its best kept secrets, including the 17th century Church of Santo Domingo, built atop the foundations of the Inca Temple of the Sun. Later, we’ll venture beyond the city to the ruins of Sacsayhuaman overlooking the city. This evening, we’ll gather at a local restaurant for a Regional Dinner of Cusquenian flavours against the backdrop of a traditional dance performance.

Day 15: Cusco – Lima

A leisurely start to our day sees us return to Lima late this morning. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, then join your Local Specialist and curator at the Larco Museum for an evening exploration of its collection of pre-Columbian art. We’ll indulge in a memorable Farewell Dinner in the museum’s garden.

Hotel: Novotel Lima

Day 16: Depart Lima

Say hasta luego to Lima and transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Lima.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 17, 24, 31$7.595.00$9,770.00
February: 14, 28$7.925.00$10,100.00
March: 13, 20, 27$7.925.00$10,100.00
April: 03, 10, 24$7.925.00$10,100.00
May: 08, 22$7.925.00$10,100.00
June: 05, 12$7.995.00$10,170.00
July: 10,$7.995.00$10,170.00
July: 17, 24$7.925.00$10,100.00
August: 07, 21$7.925.00$10,100.00
September: 18, 25$7.995.00$10,170.00
October: 02, 16$7.995.00$10,170.00
November: 06$7.675.00$9,850.00
December: 04$7.675.00$9,850.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 15 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 9 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Flights: Air Ticket: Rio de Janeiro - Iguassu - Buenos Aires - Lima - Cusco - Lima
Accommodation: 15 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Icons of South America

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.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Lima

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. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception where you will meet your fellow travellers and Travel Director.

Hotel: Novotel Lima, 2 nights

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. Visit the Church of San Francisco, descending into the catacombs where Lima’s residents were buried for centuries. Later this morning, we’ll meet local chef Ignacio Barrios, joining him for a walk through a local market while he explains how the local produce is used in traditional Peruvian cooking. Visit his cooking school for a Be My Guest lunch where you’ll gain insights into preparing some of the most popular local dishes, then ‘Connect with Locals’ over lunch, sampling some of the dishes that were prepared. The rest of the afternoon and evening are yours to explore on your terms.

Day 3: Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

We’ll visit the Pisac market and admire the exquisitely crafted Quechuan wares. ‘Dive into Culture’ and meet Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a master Quechua weaver, and the first person from her village to attend university. She been an ambassador for Andean traditions since she began learning ancient pre-Columbian weaving techniques as a young girl in the 1960s. ‘Make a Difference’ as your visit helps to preserve and promote traditional pre-Columbian weaving techniques in the 21st century.

Hotel: Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay

Day 4: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

Our first stop on our journey back to the time of the Incas is Ollantaytambo, a former stronghold built using colossal stone blocks. We 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. We’ll dine at our hotel this evening.

Hotel: El Mapi by Inkaterra

Day 5: Machu Picchu – Cusco

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. Take a moment to admire the stonework and ancient engineering feats that went into building this mystical city on top of an isolated mountain. This afternoon, we board a train to Cusco, stopping en route at a local chicheria for a taste of chicha. ‘Dive into Culture’ and learn how this traditional Peruvian corn beer is brewed by the local women of the nearby village.

Hotel: Novotel Cusco, 2 nights

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. Venture beyond the city to visit the intriguing megalith ruins of Sacsayhuaman. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure before gathering for a Regional Dinner at a local restaurant,. Savour Cusquenian gastronomy against the backdrop of a traditional dance performance.

Day 7: Cusco – Lima

We return to Lima where we’ll have an afternoon at leisure to explore the city or simply relax. Later, 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. Gain insights into the evolution and culture of ancient Peruvian societies as you explore this 18th century vice-royal mansion. Tonight, we enjoy a Regional Dinner alfresco in the museum’s garden restaurant with all the essentials taken care of.

Hotel: Novotel Lima

Day 8: Lima – Santiago

Bid farewell to Peru and fly to Chile’s fashionable capital, Santiago. On arrival, you’ll be taken to your luxury hotel in Las Condes.

Hotel: InterContinental Santiago, 2 nights

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. We journey to Casablanca Valley, Chile’s wine region, stopping at a popular winery for a gourmet lunch served out on the exquisite surrounds. ‘Dive into Culture’ and meet a local winemaker for a personalised winery experience with exclusive tasting.

Day 10: Santiago – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas

We 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”. On arrival at your lakeside hotel, you’ll have the rest of the day at leisure before joining your travel companions for dinner.

Hotel: Cabana del Lago

Day 11: Puerto Varas – Lake Crossing – Bariloche

This morning’s first stop will see you admire the waters of Petrohue River cascading dramatically over volcanic rocks. We’ll cruise over Todos Los Santos Lake, keeping a keen eye for Andean condors against the backdrop of the Osorno Volcano. Journey through unforgettable landscapes of snow-capped mountains, lush forests and alpine lakes. Enjoy a lunch stop in Peulla before crossing the border into Argentina. We’ll cruise Lake Nahuel Huapi en route to Swiss-inspired Bariloche.

Hotel: NH Edelweiss Bariloche, 2 nights

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. We visit Playa Bonita and admire the beautiful natural setting below from the hilltop of St. Edward’s Chapel. Take a ride on the chairlift up to Cerro Campanario for a bird’s eye view of the peaks of Catedral and Tronador. Today’s “sweet spot” lies in Bariloche’s centuries-old chocolate heritage. We ‘Dive into Culture’, exploring the production area and sampling a tantalising variety of melt-in-your-mouth selections.

Day 13: Bariloche – Buenos Aires

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. A local family and long-time residents of this trendy neighbourhood welcome us into their home sharing the fruits of homemade family recipes for a Be My Guest experience. Discover the secrets of kneading fresh country bread and learn about the art of the Tango.

Hotel: InterContinental Buenos Aires, 3 nights

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. Spend some time admiring the ornate façades of Teatro Colon, then head to Recoleta cemetery to pay tribute to Argentina’s former first lady, Eva Peron (Evita). Spend the afternoon at leisure, before meeting your travel companions for a Regional Dinner this evening to savour the authentic taste of Argentina Asado. ‘Dive into Culture’ as you witness the fire and passion of a traditional Tango performance by some of the best dancers in Buenos Aires.

Day 15: Buenos Aires Free Time

Relish a morning and afternoon to explore the “Paris of South America” on your terms. Perhaps visit the country’s finest museum, admiring the art on display at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes or consider a visit into the country at a traditional estancia where you’ll enjoy an authentic parrillada lunch.

Day 16: Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls

Fly to Iguassu Falls in Argentina and meet a Local Specialist for a visit to the UNESCO-listed Iguassu National Park. Take a front-row seat on board an open-air ecological jungle train, keeping your camera close at hand as you stroll along the walkways to get an up-close view of the fury of Devil’s Throat Falls. We cross the border into Brazil and enjoy a relaxing evening and dinner at our resort.

Hotel: Wish Resort Golf Foz de Iguassu, 2 nights

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. Your Local Specialist will be close at hand to take you on an immersive walk through the evergreen rainforest fed by the spray of the falls.

Day 18: Iguassu Falls – Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy a soul-stirring encounter with Iguassu National Park this morning, meeting your Local Specialist to gain further insights into this extraordinary natural wonderland. We’ll fly to vibrant Rio de Janeiro this afternoon and transfer to our hotel with magnificent oceanviews over the playground of Copacabana Beach.

Hotel: Miramar by Windsor Oceanview Rooms, 3 nights

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. Make the most of your afternoon by exploring this vibrant city at your leisure.

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. As the day unfolds, visit the iconic and unexpected sites with a Local Specialist including an 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church. Later this afternoon, we’ll ‘Dive into Culture’ at a Samba school for in-depth insights into how the school operates and prepares for the annual Rio Carnival. Admire the original costumes used in the celebrations. Then, sway those hips Samba-style as you take part in a private dance lesson accompanied by a musical Samba Trio. This evening, we’ll visit a churrascaria for a Farewell Dinner complete with a splash of festive caipirinha mixing.

Day 21: Depart Rio de Janeiro

Today marks the last day of this Icons of South America adventure. Fit in some last-minute exploring and souvenir shopping until your transfer to the airport or consider extending your stay in Rio at the Miramar by Windsor.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 18$9,975.00$12,970.00
February: 08$10,225.00$13,220.00
March: 07, 21$10,225.00$13,220.00
April: 11$10,225.00$13,220.00
September: 05, 19$10,325.00$13,320.00
October: 03, 17, 31$10,325.00$13,320.00
November: 14$10,150.00$13,145.00
December: 05$10,150.00$13,145.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 20 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 10 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Flights: Air Ticket: Lima - Cusco - Lima - Santiago - Puerto Montt / Bariloche - Buenos Aires - Iguassu Falls - Rio de Janeiro
Accommodation: 20 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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South American Treasures

Immerse yourself in South America’s treasured cities during this 11 day land journey. Discover the beautiful cities of Santiago, Buenos Aries & Rio de Janeiro before concluding in Iguassu Falls.

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Arrive in Santiago, the Chilean capital. Situated in the Santiago basin and flanked by the Andes, this metropolis enjoys one of the most stunning settings of any city in the world. On arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception this evening.

Hotel: Atton El Bosque, 2 nights

After breakfast, head off to explore the port city of Valparaíso, one of the South Pacific’s most important seaports. On arrival, set out on a tour of the World Heritage-listed town centre, then take a drive into the surrounding hills to absorb the vistas of the bay and the colourful city below. Later, return to Santiago for your evening at leisure.

This morning, see Santiago’s modern and historic sites. Take in panoramic views by funicular and cable car. Rich in history, walk around the Plaza de Armas then transfer to the airport and fly to Buenos Aires. On arrival, check in to your hotel before free time.

Hotel: Recoleta Grand, 3 nights

Your in-depth sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires commences this morning along the Avenida de Mayo. At the Plaza de Mayo, admire the pink Casa Rosada, a palatial building that houses the offices of the Argentine president. You’ll also see the city’s cathedral as well as the Cabildo, Buenos Aires’ first city hall. Visit Café Tortoni, an amazing coffee house with a rich history. Here, indulge in coffee and a selection of Spanish delicacies. Later, explore the Italian-influenced barrio of La Boca and its famously colourful pedestrian street, the Caminito. You’ll also travel along Avenida 9 de Julio. This evening, indulge in an authentic Argentinian dinner while taking in an exhilarating tango performance.

Armed with the insight and advice provided by your Travelmarvel Tour Director, today is yours to either relax or further explore this fascinating city.

Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps enjoy a tango dance class; head to Tigre and cruise the Paraná Delta; or visit a hacienda (ranch) for a full-day adventure featuring horseback riding, folk music and lunch.

This morning, fly to beautiful Rio de Janeiro, also known as ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ – Portuguese for the Marvellous City. On arrival, after checking-in, enjoy time to recharge or stroll along the stunning Copacabana beachfront.

Hotel: Porto Bay Rio International, 3 nights

Soak up Rio de Janeiro’s unique atmosphere with most of the day at leisure. In the evening, embark on a picturesque sunset cable car ride up to the majestic peak of Sugarloaf Mountain, where sublime views await you. Later this evening, sample Brazil’s national cocktail, the caipirinha, before enjoying a delicious Brazilian BBQ dinner.

Head to Corcovado Mountain and visit Christ the Redeemer at its peak, absorbing the breathtaking views from the top. Before an afternoon at leisure, visit the famous parade arena known as the Sambadrome on a guided tour.

Enhance Your Journey: Today, you may like to visit the Maracanã Stadium or take a historical walking tour.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu Falls, a system of 275 spectacular falls that lie on the border of Argentina and Brazil. On the Brazilian side, experience the majesty of World Heritage-listed Iguassu National Park during a half-day tour. Walk through the subtropical rainforest and take in panoramic views of the falls.

Hotel: Mercure Iguazu, 2 nights

On the Argentinian side, ride the Rainforest Ecological Train to a series of walkways and viewing points. This narrow gauge train stops at several locations including one that leads to the 82-metre-high Devil’s Throat, one of the most spectacular falls of the region. Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps board a speed boat safari and get up close to the powerful waterfalls. You may like to enjoy a hands-on Argentine Experience Dinner this evening.

This morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 13, 27$5.295.00$6,895.00
May: 18$5.295.00$6,895.00
July: 13$5.295.00$6,895.00
August: 10$5.295.00$6,895.00
September: 14$5.295.00$6,895.00
October: 12$5.295.00$6,895.00
2021 Dates & Prices
April: 05, 26$4,995.00$6,595.00
May: 17, 31$4,995.00$6,595.00
July: 05$4,995.00$6,595.00
August: 02$4,995.00$6,595.00
September: 27$4,995.00$6,595.00
October: 11$4,995.00$6,595.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts and 3 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Flights: Air Ticket: Santiago - Buenos Aires - Rio de Janeiro - Iguassu Falls
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide: Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and expert local guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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