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Treasures of South America

  • Duration
    21 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
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    £9,990pp
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This tour of South America will take you on an unforgettable journey through the highlights of this fantastic continent. Embark on the journey of a lifetime, visiting Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro and more.

  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 18 , Lunches: 17 , Dinners: 18
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    18 nights in 3/4 star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 2Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required, as you'll be spending time on your feet and doing a bit of walking to cover short distances during your daily sightseeing. There will also be some climbing of steps and climbing on and off of coaches and boats. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and extended time on your feet.
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Tour Highlights

Our Treasures of South America tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Fly to Lima
    DAY 1: Fly to Lima

    Fly to Peru's historic and sophisticated capital, Lima. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner.

    • Dinner
  • Day 2
    Lima
    DAY 2: Lima

    Originally named the City of the Kings, Lima is rich in heritage. Start at the archaeological site of Huaca Pucllana before discovering the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic centre, Plaza de Armas. Enjoy lunch and then explore the bohemian district of Barranco, popular with Latin American artists. Conclude the day with a Pisco Sour Tasting experience followed by dinner.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 3
    To the Sacred Valley
    DAY 3: To the Sacred Valley

    Fly from Lima to Cusco and transfer to the Sacred Valley. En route, visit Ccaccaccollo, a remote village and home to over 50 families, some of whom we will meet today.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4
    Pisac Market
    DAY 4: Pisac Market

    Today visit the colourful market of Pisac and archaeological site. Continue on, visiting the local community of Huilloc, where you will have a traditional Andean lunch. Afterwards you visit Ollantaytambo to explore the old fortress, before boarding the train for the epic rail journey to Machu Picchu.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5
    Machu Picchu
    DAY 5: Machu Picchu

    This morning, you will ascend to the magnificent ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. Long abandoned by the Inca, Machu Picchu came to international attention when it was stumbled upon by Hiram Bingham in 1911 and is now considered one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Take the train back to Poroy and transfer to Cusco.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6
    Cusco
    DAY 6: Cusco

    Discover Cusco, home to an incredible Incan legacy, with a morning city tour taking in the Temple of the Sun and other ancient ruins. Also visit the Inca fortress site Sacsayhuaman, which sits on a hill above Cusco.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7
    Travel to Puno
    DAY 7: Travel to Puno

    Take the Titicaca train across the Andean altiplano from Cusco to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The train boasts dining cars, a bar car and an observation car.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8
    Uros and Taquile
    DAY 8: Uros and Taquile

    Journey by boat across Lake Titicaca to the floating islands of Uros, which are constructed entirely from reeds. Spend time exploring and meeting the local Uros people before continuing to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Taquile. Once a stronghold of the Inca, you'll find wonderful textiles here. After your tour of the island, head back to Puno.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9
    Sillustani and Lima
    DAY 9: Sillustani and Lima

    En route to the airport visit the archaeological site of Sillustani, located on a protected island reserve. Spend time around the site and enjoy a typical Andean lunch. Fly to Lima and stay overnight.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10
    Fly to Buenos Aires
    DAY 10: Fly to Buenos Aires

    Bid farewell to Peru and fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina's flamboyant capital city. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11
    Explore Buenos Aires
    DAY 11: Explore Buenos Aires

    An irresistible combination of Latin flair and European elegance, Buenos Aires is a delight to explore and that's exactly what you'll do today on a city tour, discovering the vibrant districts of La Boca, San Telmo, Recoleta, Palermo and Puerto Madero. Today, you will also experience a quintessential part of Argentinian culture, the Tango. Take a Tango class before enjoying dinner with a dance show in the evening.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12
    Day trip to Uruguay
    DAY 12: Day trip to Uruguay

    Enjoy a day trip to Uruguay, taking a ferry across the Rio de La Plata to Colonia del Sacramento. A picture-perfect colonial town, Colonia was founded by the Portuguese in 1680 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The beautiful Barrio Historico, which occupies a small peninsula that juts out into the river, is a maze of old cobbled streets that are a delight to wander. Admire the main square, see the ruins of San Francisco Church and visit the lighthouse amongst much more.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 13
    The Pampas
    DAY 13: The Pampas

    Spend the day just outside the city on the vast, fertile grasslands known as the pampas, on a traditional estancia (ranch). Here you'll get some insight into the life of a gaucho, and after a typical Argentinian asado lunch, there will be a fun folklore show.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 14
    Puerto Iguazu
    DAY 14: Puerto Iguazu

    Say farewell to Buenos Aires and board a plane over to Puerto Iguazu, the town closest to the incredible natural wonder that is Iguazu Falls. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 15
    Discover Iguazu
    DAY 15: Discover Iguazu

    On the border of Argentina and Brazil, Iguazu is the largest waterfall system in the world, with hundreds of cascades pouring off the edge of the Parana Plateau. Today you will wander along the Argentinian side of Iguazu, which offers a fantastic overview of the whole of the falls and showcases its power and magnificence. This afternoon, learn about the indigenous culture of the Mbororé Aldea people, who open the doors of their community and share fascinating stories of their ancestors, rituals, myths and legends.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 16
    Fly to Rio de Janeiro
    DAY 16: Fly to Rio de Janeiro

    Enjoy your morning on the Brazilian side of the falls - this side offers a completely different experience with paths and boardwalks to wander. These will lead you to some of the numerous smaller cascades that dance their way along gullies and through lush greenery. In the afternoon, hop on a plane to Brazil's 'Cidade Maravilhosa', Rio de Janeiro, where you can enjoy sunset on the world-famous Copacabana Beach.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 17
    Christ the Redeemer
    DAY 17: Christ the Redeemer

    Clamber into a jeep to venture to some of Rio's many wonders! Starting at the foot of Corcovado, travel up to the peak by cog railway to the spot where the iconic Christ the Redeemer watches over the city. Next, wander through the tropical Tijuca Forest, a rainforest in the heart of the city, before exploring the bohemian neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, and enjoying a traditional Brazilian BBQ lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 18
    Rio de Janeiro City Tour
    DAY 18: Rio de Janeiro City Tour

    Continue exploring Rio with a morning tour, absorbing the city's vibrant atmosphere as you enjoy the sights, including the famous Sugarloaf Mountain. Later in the evening, visit a samba club, where you can simply tap your feet to the infectious beat and watch the dancing, or dance the night away yourself!

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days 19-20
    Fly Rio to UK
    DAYS 19-20: Fly Rio to UK

    Fly to the UK, arriving home the following day.

    • Breakfast
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 25°c
  • 168mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 48mm
  • Cusco
  • 13°c
  • 145mm
  • Lima
  • 22°c
  • 1mm
  • Puno
  • 8°c
  • 159mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 27°c
  • 137mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 24°c
  • 171mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 61mm
  • Cusco
  • 13°c
  • 134mm
  • Lima
  • 23°c
  • 0mm
  • Puno
  • 8°c
  • 158mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 27°c
  • 130mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 22°c
  • 172mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 103mm
  • Cusco
  • 13°c
  • 107mm
  • Lima
  • 23°c
  • 5mm
  • Puno
  • 8°c
  • 133mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 26°c
  • 136mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 18°c
  • 111mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 123mm
  • Cusco
  • 12°c
  • 43mm
  • Lima
  • 21°c
  • 0mm
  • Puno
  • 7°c
  • 38mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 25°c
  • 95mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 15°c
  • 72mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 97mm
  • Cusco
  • 11°c
  • 9mm
  • Lima
  • 19°c
  • 0mm
  • Puno
  • 4°c
  • 15mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 23°c
  • 70mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 12°c
  • 55mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 55mm
  • Cusco
  • 10°c
  • 2mm
  • Lima
  • 18°c
  • 0mm
  • Puno
  • 3°c
  • 2mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 22°c
  • 43mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 12°c
  • 70mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 28mm
  • Cusco
  • 10°c
  • 4mm
  • Lima
  • 17°c
  • 0mm
  • Puno
  • 3°c
  • 3mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 22°c
  • 42mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 13°c
  • 72mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 46mm
  • Cusco
  • 11°c
  • 9mm
  • Lima
  • 16°c
  • 0mm
  • Puno
  • 4°c
  • 7mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 22°c
  • 44mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 15°c
  • 75mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 69mm
  • Cusco
  • 12°c
  • 22mm
  • Lima
  • 17°c
  • 5mm
  • Puno
  • 6°c
  • 28mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 22°c
  • 54mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 18°c
  • 124mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 115mm
  • Cusco
  • 13°c
  • 39mm
  • Lima
  • 18°c
  • 0mm
  • Puno
  • 7°c
  • 35mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 23°c
  • 86mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 21°c
  • 114mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 99mm
  • Cusco
  • 13°c
  • 72mm
  • Lima
  • 19°c
  • 0mm
  • Puno
  • 8°c
  • 54mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 24°c
  • 98mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Buenos Aires
  • 23°c
  • 102mm
  • Cali
  • 24°c
  • 65mm
  • Cusco
  • 14°c
  • 123mm
  • Lima
  • 21°c
  • 0mm
  • Puno
  • 8°c
  • 119mm
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 26°c
  • 134mm
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Treasures of South America map

Places Visited: UK - Lima (2N) - Sacred Valley (1N) - Aguas Calientes (1N) - Cusco (2N) - Puno (2N) - Lima (1N) - Buenos Aires (4N) - Iguazu (2N) - Rio de Janeiro (3N) - UK

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