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A journey that visits all of the treasures of South America, from fascinating Peru and Bolivia through to the beats of Argentina and Brazil.
Destinations > Peru > Splendours of South America
23 nights accommodation, meals as per itinerary, sightseeing with an English speaking local guide and internal South America flights as per itinerary.
This journey covers the highlights of South America. Commence in Lima, travel into the depths of the Peruvian Amazon and explore the wilderness. Visit the remarkable Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Enjoy an overnight cruise on Lake Titicaca to Sun Island, continue to cosmopolitan Buenos Aires and onto Iguazu, with its awe-inspiring falls. A visit to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Rio de Janeiro, completes this experience.
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Explore the remote Peruvian Amazon rainforest and river and discover the extraordinary wildlife and wilderness.
Visit legendary Machu Picchu on an unforgettable train journey and enjoy a guided visit of the lost citadel.
Immerse yourself in the exotic romance of Buenos Aires and be absorbed by the rhythm of the tango at a show.
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Upon arrival in Lima, transfer to your hotel for the next two nights.
Today you will enjoy a half day sightseeing excursion of colonial and modern Lima. Lima is a bustling, vibrant city with an interesting mix of traditional and modern day cultures. There are fascinating archaeological sites and museums just waiting to be explored. (B)
This morning board your flight to Puerto Maldonado. Once here your adventure begins as you travel by motorised canoe to your jungle lodge. (B)(L)(D)
The next few days are yours to explore the vast Amazon rainforest and its unique and amazing wildlife. Enjoy dramatic scenery, indigenous cultures and flora and fauna that you won’t see anywhere else in the world. (B)(L)(D)
Discover the unique wildlife and amazing beauty of the Amazon. (B)(L)(D)
Fly to Cuzco where you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to acclimitise to the altitude. (B)
Discover the enchanting city of Cuzco, the sacred capital of the Inca Empire. Visit the old town with its bustling plazas, markets and colonial churches before heading out to see the Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman. (B)
Travel by road to the Sacred Valley to visit the famous market of Pisac and the Incan ruins of Ollantaytambo. You will spend the night in the Sacred Valley. (B)(L)(D)
Enjoy an unforgettable train journey to Machu Picchu. One of the crowning glories of the Inca civilisation and one of the most stunning archaeological sites anywhere in the world, Machu Picchu sits atop a mountain ridge overlooking the sacred Urubamba Valley. Join a guided visit of the lost citadel of the Incas. Overnight in a hotel in Aguas Calientes. (B)(L)(D)
The morning is at your leisure to explore the town of Aguas Calientes. A second entrance ticket to Machu Picchu can be pre-booked as an optional extra. Afterwards, return by train to Cuzco. (B)
Travel by coach to Puno, enjoying the remarkable Andean scenery along the way. (B)
Visit the man-made floating reed islands of the Uros Indians and explore Taquile Island where the islanders still live according to the traditional beliefs and traditions of their ancestors. (B)
This morning you will board your catamaran for the overnight crossing of Lake Titicaca. Discover the legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire, Sun Island. (B)(L)(D)
Disembark the catamaran and journey by bus to your hotel in La Paz. (B)
Explore La Paz, one of the most authentic Andean cities, with its cobbled streets, and visit the cathedral, palace, San Francisco church and the fascinating witchcraft markets before continuing on to the Moon Valley with its spectacular rocky formations. (B)
Today you will fly to Buenos Aires where you will be transferred to your hotel. Explore this cosmopolitan city filled with colonial buildings, theatres, cafes and shops; all offering a unique atmosphere. (B)
Visit the Plaza de Mayo and the colourful quarter of La Boca. In the evening taste some of the best Argentine cuisine and be absorbed by the tango rhythm at a show. (B)(D)
Enjoy wandering through the streest of Buenos Aires. Explore the cosmopolitan city filled with colonial buildines, theatres, cafes and shops, all offering a unique atmosphere. (B)
Fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu. Enjoy a visit to the Argentine Falls, which is almost twice the height of Niagara Falls. Spend two nights inside the park, enjoying all that the park has to offer. (B)
Visit the Argentinian side of the falls with its many walkways. (B)
This morning visit the Brazilian side of the falls with its panoramic views before continuing to the airport for your onward flight to Rio de Janeiro. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)
Explore Rio’s four wonders in an open jeep ride and immerse yourself in this magnificent city visiting
Tijuca Forest, Corcovado, Sugarloaf and the Botanic Gardens. (B)
A day at leisure to explore this vibrant city. There are is a huge selection of activities that are on offer, from taking a cooking class with a local or visiting a favels. See page 91 of our South America Tailor-made Collection for more details. Marvel at the spectacular views, feel the pulse of the local people and enjoy Rio’s nightlife. (B)
Your journey ends with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
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