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22 Day Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru

Witness the many cultures and contrasts of South America on this luxurious 22 day journey, showcasing a dazzling array of natural beauty, vibrant civilisations, and mystical ancient cities.

Dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Rio de Janeiro and partake in an extravagant show of costumes, enthralling music, songs and dances at Ginga Tropical and meet a local club ownere who created one of the most famous jazz clubs in all of South America.

Experience the thundering Iguassu Falls, visit a working tea plantation, an orchid farm and uncover the secrets of the Incas from a Local Expert at Machu Picchu, and marvel at breathtaking scenery along the way.

 

 




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Tour Highlights

  • Lima: In the artistic district of Lima, meet artist Víctor Delfín at his workshop, best known for his monumental El Beso sculpture
  • Rio de Janeiro: Meet Bob Nadkarni, a local club owner, and hear how he created one of the most famous jazz clubs in all of South America
  • The Maze. Aguas Calientes: With a Local Expert, explore the cloud forest, visit a working tea plantation and an orchid farm
  • Buenos Aires: With a Local Expert, your comprehensive city exploration includes a visit to the splendid Belle Époque Teatro Colon
  • Cusco: Enjoy a fun challenge of purchasing items from the market (with money and a list supplied by your Concierge) for the best prices possible. All purchases are later donated to local needy families
  • Iguassu Falls: Join a Local Expert for a spectacular walk past thundering curtains of water and misty rainbows on both Brazilian and Argentinian sides of the falls
  • Lake Titicaca: Cruise the lake and learn about the lifestyle and customs of the local people, who bundle reeds from the lake to build floating platforms, houses and canoes
  • Lima: Experience the beautiful 'City of Kings' through the eyes of a Local Expert
  • Machu Picchu: Explore the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, rediscovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911. A Local Expert helps you understand the enigmatic fortress abandoned by the Incas in 16th century
  • Puno: Explore Sillustani to view the stone burial towers 'chullpas' that have dotted the shores since pre-Inca times
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Lima, Peru

On arrival at Lima International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your luxurious hotel in Miraflores.

At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Dinner and seaside views at CALA.

Hotel:   JW Marriott Hotel Lima (Ocean View Rooms)

Meals:   Dinner with Wine

Day 2 - Lima City of the Kings

Experience Lima through the eyes of a Local Expert as you explore the UNESCO-listed, Historic Centre of Lima. Step onto the colonial balconies, with private-access, at the Archbishop’s house. Your Highlight Lunch is at Amoramar in the bohemian district of Barranco.

Visit the workshop of Víctor Delfín, one of Peru’s leading artists, before enjoying a hot chocolate or authentic café pasado and learning about Peruvian coffee with a barista.

Enjoy a Highlight Dinner on the terrace at Huaca Pucllana.

Hotel:   JW Marriott Hotel Lima (Ocean View Rooms)

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

Day 3 - Lima and onto the Sacred Valley

Board your flight to Cusco before continuing to Peru’s Sacred Valley. Meet Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a Quechua scholar, and president of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco.

Enjoy lunch with Nilda and learn about her mission to preserve traditional weaving techniques.

Hotel:   Tambo del Inka, Sacred Valley

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

Day 4 - Exploring the Sacred Valley

In the morning, head to the town of Maras to meet with a local family and learn about the arts and crafts of the region. View the spectacular terraced salt pans dating back to Inca times.

Experience a typical caja china lunch, cooked in a wooden box, before witnessing a private Pachamama Ceremony, or ‘Payment to the Earth’, as a local shaman performs the centuries-old ritual.

Hotel:   Tambo del Inka, Sacred Valley

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 - Journey to Machu Picchu

Visit the town of Ollantaytambo, a national archeological site. Settle into the Vistadome train for your scenic journey to Machu Picchu, before enjoying an included lunch upon arrival at your resort. Venture along nature trails with a Local Expert, through the fascinating cloud forest ecosystem.

Discover a working tea plantation and the world’s largest private collection of indigenous orchids. In the evening, learn how to blend the perfect pisco sour before dinner with wine at the hotel.

Hotel:   Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

Day 6 - Machu Picchu

The entire day is yours to discover the incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu with your Local Expert.

Hotel:   Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

Day 7 - Return to Cusco

Return by train to Sacred Valley for a Highlight Lunch of traditional Peruvian meal cooked underground.

Later, get up-close to llamas, alpacas and even the rare vicuñas, before arriving at your hotel.

Hotel:   JW Marriott El Convento Cusco

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 - Cusco

Join your Local Expert to explore the Temple of the Sun at Korikancha and cathedral, followed by the citadel of Sacsayhuaman. Set out for San Blas to visit a candle shop and learn about its importance to the locals.

Later, a candlelit Highlight Dinner is served at the reputed MAP restaurant.

Hotel:   JW Marriott El Convento Cusco

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 9 - Lake Region of Peru

Board your included flight to Juliaca and continue to Puno, along the shores of Lake Titicaca.

Your lakeside hotel is on Esteves Island.

Hotel:   Libertador Lake Titicaca, Puno

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

Day 10 - The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca

Cruise Lake Titicaca to the floating islands of Uros before continuing to the island of Amantaní to enjoy lunch, hosted by the local community.

Hotel:   Libertador Lake Titicaca, Puno

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

Day 11 - Puno, Back to Lima

Head to Sillustani on the shores of Lake Umayo to explore the burial grounds, before your flight to Lima.

At night, savour a sensational Highlight Dinner at world-renowned Astrid y Gastón.

Hotel:   JW Marriott Hotel Lima (Ocean View Rooms)

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

Day 12 - Fly to Santiago

Bid farewell to Lima as you fly to Santiago.

In the evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner in Lastarria, Santiago’s trendiest neighbourhood.

Hotel:   The Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 13 - The Sights of Santiago, Valparaiso and Wine Country

Meet a Local Expert for a city exploration before a visit to the UNESCO-listed port of Valparaíso and the boutique Kingston Family Winery in the Casablanca Valley for a tasting.

Hotel:   The Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast

Day 14 - Fly to Buenos Aires

Enjoy a leisurely morning before flying to Buenos Aires.

In the evening, your Highlight Dinner with wine is at Piegari Carnes, known for its Argentine beef.

Hotel:   Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 15 - Beautiful Buenos Aires

Get to know Buenos Aires with a Local Expert on an exploration of the city including Palermo, San Telmo and Recoleta.

Enjoy views of the balcony, made famous by Evita Peron, and walk the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca. Visit the Belle Époque Teatro Colon.

Enjoy a Highlight Dinner with wine, live music, singers and dancers at Rojo Tango.

Hotel:   Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 16 - Pampas, Estancias and Gauchos

San Antonio de Areco remains one of the prettiest towns in the Pampas District. Step into a world of riding boots and leather chaps at an Estancia, where you will be served a delicious asado Highlight Lunch and a taste of the life of an Argentinian gaucho, or cowboy.

Hotel:   Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

Day 17 - The Falls of Iguassu

Fly to Iguassu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your Local Expert will take you to meet a tribal representative of the indigenous Guarani people. Venture to the Argentinean side of the falls to see the unfathomable Devil’s Throat.

Your luxurious resort is the only hotel inside the Brazilian Iguassu National Park.

Dine on a selection of traditional Brazilian barbecue or international cuisine at your hotel’s restaurant.

Hotel:   Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, Iguassu

Meals:   Continental Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 18 - The 'Great waters' of Iguassu Falls

Join a Local Expert for a walk on the Brazilian side of the falls, see the panoramic view of San Martin Island and visit incredible Bird Park, which provides shelter for over a thousand birds, butterflies and reptiles from across South America.

Hotel:   Belmond Hotel de Cataratas, Iguassu

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast

Day 19 - Rio De Janeiro, City of Sea and Samba

Fly to vibrant Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your hotel on famous Copacabana Beach.

This evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner served at a traditional Brazilian steakhouse, followed by a show at the Ginga Tropical.

Hotel:   Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 20 - Exploring Rio De Janeiro

Join a Local Expert on a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. At Confeitaria Colombo, enjoy a Highlight Lunch amid a lavish setting.

In the afternoon, visit one of Rio’s favelas before a stop at The Maze, an iconic jazz club.

Hotel:   Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

Day 21 - Farewell to Rio De Janeiro

Join your Local Expert on a train ride up Corcovado Hill to Christ the Redeemer, another UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In the evening, toast your journey over a Farewell Celebration Dinner, at the Michelin starred MEE Restaurant.

Hotel:   Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 22 - Depart Rio De Janeiro

A private transfer will take you to the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, locally known as Galeao International.

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast

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Important Information

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Relax in comfort on Luxury a air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom, on-board restroom and and complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy while travelling.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert’s fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency.
  • We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Flourish, which is a local speciality representing the destination.
  • At every hotel, you’ll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Included complimentary, private transfers are available on start and end dates, and when additional accommodation has been booked through us.

Departure Information

  • Departs Friday and returns Friday throughout the year.


FAQ’s

What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.



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