Highlights of South America
Embrace South America’s natural wonders on this 20 day Land Journey. Discover Argentina’s passionate tango, taste traditional Peruvian cuisine and feel the pulse of Rio de Janeiro.
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Day 1: Arrive Santiago, Chile
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
Day 2: Santiago – Valparaíso
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.
Day 3: Santiago – Buenos Aires, Argentina
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
Day 4: Buenos Aires
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.
Day 5: Buenos Aires
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.
Day 6: Buenos Aires – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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
Day 7: Rio de Janeiro
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.
Day 8: Rio de Janeiro
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.
Day 9: Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls, Brazil & Argentina
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
Day 10: Iguassu Falls
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.
Day 11: Iguazú Falls – Lima, Peru
Today is yours to explore at leisure. Enhance Your Journey: At Iguazú Falls, perhaps learn about native bird species at Parque das Aves. This evening, fly to the vibrant metropolis of Lima to commence your Peruvian adventure.
Hotel: Wyndham Costa Del Sol
Day 12: Lima – Cusco – Chinchero – Sacred Valley
Wake early this morning, and fly to the World Heritage-listed city of Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire. Travel through Cusco to Chinchero, a city located in the stunning Andean highlands. See how the colourful fabrics of Peru are created during a traditional weaving demonstration. Meet local weavers and learn why it is so important to preserve these ancient traditions. Stay at the Aranwa Sacred Valley. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel. Soak up the Andean atmosphere and relax in comfort at the premium Aranwa Sacred Valley.
Hotel: Aranwa Sacred Valley, 2 nights
Day 13: Sacred Valley
This morning, visit the Ollantaytambo ruins, a unique Inca archaeological site. Then visit a local family home and be treated by a traditional home-cooked Peruvian lunch. Your afternoon is at leisure.
Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps visit the important Inca site of the Terraces of Moray and the remarkable Maras salt mines or visit the Pisac markets.
Day 14: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu
Farewell the Sacred Valley this morning. After boarding the Vistadome train, settle in and soak up the stunning Andean landscapes as you travel to Aguas Callientes, located in the Urubamba River Valley and known as the gateway to Machu Picchu. On arrival, set off bu coach to join a guided walking tour of the incredible Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Afterwards, dinner awaits you at your hotel.
Hotel: El MaPi Hotel
Day 15: Machu Picchu – Cusco
With the morning free you might like to step out and wander amid the colourful stalls of the Mercado de Artesanias craft market in Aguas Calientes. Enhance Your Journey: why not revisit Machu Picchu to further explore. Later today re-board the Vistadome train for your journey to Ollantaytambo station, before a coach returns you to Cusco. Enjoy a delicious Peruvian dinner and traditional folklore show at the Tunupa Restaurant Bar & Grill this evening.
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn, 2 nights
Day 16: Cusco
A guided walking tour through Cusco today will take you to the city’s historic heart, the Plaza de Armas. During your tour you’ll visit the sacred site of Koricancha and the Baroque church of Santo Domingo. The afternoon is yours to enjoy the atmosphere of this city.
Day 17: Cusco – Lake Titicaca
Take a coach to the city of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Along the way, you’ll stop at the small town of Andahuaylillas, known for its picturesque Sistine Chapel. You’ll also stop for a hearty buffet lunch. On arrival in Puno, this evening is at your leisure.
Hotel: Hotel Libertador
Day 18: Lake Titicaca – Lima
Set on the border of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is considered the highest navigable lake in the world. Enjoy free time here
Enhance Your Journey: Enjoy a free morning here or perhaps visit Sillustani Burial site, an intriguing pre-Incan cemetery.
After lunch at at the hotel set out on a cruise over the lake to the extraordinary home of the Uros people – a group of more than 40 man-made islands created from floating reeds. On this remarkable trip, you’ll enjoy an insight into the Uros’ unique way of life and experience the spectacular scenery that characterises the region. Afterwards, be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Lima.
Hotel: INNSIDE Lima Miraflores, 2 nights
Day 19: Lima
Relax in the morning before taking part in a guided tour of the World Heritage-listed historic centre of Lima. On this tour, admire one of Lima’s most religious locations, the Iglesia de Santo Domingo. Built in the 16th century, this pink convent is also the resting place for three important Peruvian saints. This evening, indulge in a Farewell Dinner at Restaurant Huaca Pucllana, set within the ruins of an archaeological compound beside an illuminated adobe pyramid.
Day 20: Depart Lima
This morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|April: 13, 27||$9.595.00||$12,295.00|
|2021 Dates & Prices|
|April: 05, 26||$9.595.00||$12,295.00|
|May: 17, 31||$9.595.00||$12,295.00|
|August: 02, 23||$9.595.00||$12,295.00|
|Meals:||19 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 7 dinners|
|Transport:||Luxury air-conditioned coach|
|Flights:||Air Ticket: Santiago - Buenos Aires - Rio de Janeiro - Iguassu Falls - Lima - Cusco / Puno - Lima|
|Accommodation:||19 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.