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Best of South America

(20 days, Lima - Buenos Aires, 2017)
  • Fully escorted by an English speaking Evergreen Tours Tour Director †
  • Services of expert Local Guides and Local Hosts
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Personalised Airport transfers
  • Baggage handling throughout the tour
  • All intra-tour flights (as specified in the itinerary)
  • Deluxe Hotels with all service charges, taxes and porterage included
  • Sightseeing by modern air-conditioned coaches
  • Lima City Tour of colonial and modern Lima
  • Tour the Sacred Valley visiting the colourful market town of Pisac and a llama farm
  • Explore the quaint town and imposing ruins of Ollantaytambo
  • Take the Vistadome Train to the famous Inca City of Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour at the mysterious "Lost City of the Incas", Machu Picchu
  • In Cuzco marvel at the Incan, Spanish and modern architecture on a walking tour
  • Visit the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman
  • Tour the fascinating floating Uros islands on Lake Titicaca
  • Undertake a guided walking tour of the Brazilian Falls and Argentinian Falls in Iguazú
  • Buenos Aires city sights tour of the famed “Paris of the Americas”
  • Rio de Janeiro city sights tour including Corcovado Mountain to see the famous “Christ the Redeemer” statue, and cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Learn of Inca and Pre Inca cultures followed by a dinner at the Larco Museum in Lima
  • Interact with and learn from students at a local school in the Sacred Valley
  • Experience gaucho life in rural Argentina with an Estancia stay
  • Tango show and dinner in Buenos Aires
  • Enjoy the Rio carnival spirit and try on some parade costumes at the Sambadrome#
  • 30 superb meals including 18 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Continental Breakfast (CB), 1 Lunch (L), 1 Highlight Lunch (HL), 5 Dinners (D) &
  • 4 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Welcome dinner at the superb Larco Museum
  • Argentinian “asado” bbq lunch on an Estancia
  • Traditional Brazilian Churrascaria dinner in Rio de Janeiro
Day 1: Lima, Peru

Bienvenido! Welcome to Lima, the capital of Peru. You will be met and transferred to your downtown hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a tour briefing.
Two Night Stay: Lima

Day 2: Lima (B,D)

This morning enjoy a tour of the historical centre of Lima. Walk the famous Jiron de la Union and visit the main plaza which houses the Presidential & Municipal Palaces. You're Invited: Tonight take a guided tour of the Larco Museum housing one of the best collections of Inca and pre Inca artefacts. Afterwards enjoy a traditional dinner at the museum.

Day 3: Lima - Sacred Valley (B,D)

Fly to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital set high in the Andes Mountains. Drive to the Sacred Valley, stopping off at Awana Kancha llama farm and textile centre, then visit the colourful town of Pisac with its traditional markets.
Two Night Stay: Sacred Valley

Day 4: Sacred Valley (B)

Enjoy a walking tour of the town of Ollantaytambo, You're Invited: We will then visit a local community which will give you the chance to meet the students and teachers at the local school.

Day 5: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu (B,D)

Board the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Mystery still surrounds these well preserved ruins and your expert local guide will share stories and knowledge to reveal some of the mysteries of this “Lost City of the Incas”.
Overnight Stay: Machu Picchu

Day 6: Machu Picchu - Cuzco (B)

Board the Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo. Return by coach to Cuzco.
Three Night Stay: Cuzco

Day 7: Cuzco (B,D)

Be guided on a walking tour of Cuzco, the former capital of the Incas. Explore the main plaza and its surrounding cathedrals, walk cobblestone streets past ancient Inca buildings to Cuzco’s fascinating central market. Finish with a visit to Inca ruins including the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Tonight dine at a local restaurant.

Day 8: Cuzco (B)

Today is free to explore Cuzco.

Discover More: Explore Moray and Maras, markets, museums and ruins tour or Peruvian Paso Horse Ranch (additional cost)

Day 9: Cuzco - Puno (B,L,D)

Make your way to Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the Inca Empire. Visit the charming highland village of Andahuaylillas before arriving in Puno.
Overnight Stay: Puno

Opportunity to upgrade your journey and travel by luxurious train on the Andean Explorer to Puno (unescorted, additional cost)

Day 10: Lake Titicaca - Lima (B)

Enjoy an excursion to the floating islands of Uros. Made of the hollow totora reeds, entire communities are built on these fascinating islands. Afterwards fly to Lima.
Overnight Stay: Lima

Day 11: Lima - Iguazú Falls, Brazil (B)

Fly to the World Heritage listed Iguazú Falls.
Two Night Stay: Iguazú Falls

Day 12: Iguazú Falls (B,D)

See the Argentinian side of the falls to the ‘Devil’s Throat’ viewpoint.

Day 13: Iguazú Falls - Rio de Janeiro (B)

Visit the majestic Brazilian falls before flying to Rio de Janeiro.
Three Night Stay: Rio de Janeiro

Day 14: Rio de Janeiro (B,D)

Tour the marvellous sights of Rio de Janeiro. This evening feast like a local at a Brazilian Churrascaria.

Day 15: Rio de Janeiro (B)

Today is free to explore Rio.

Discover More: Favela tour, Petropolis tour, or Maracana Stadium and Historical City Tour (additional cost.)

Day 16: Rio de Janeiro - Argentinian Ranch, Argentina (B,L,D)

Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina. You're Invited: Visit a typical Argentinian ranch or "estancia" and learn about the cowboys or "gauchos".
Overnight Stay: Argentinian Ranch

Day 17: Argentinian Ranch - Buenos Aires (B,L)

Explore the farm then feast on a traditional lunch before making our way to Buenos Aires.
Three Night Stay: Buenos Aires

Day 18: Buenos Aires (B)

Take a guided city tour of Buenos Aires visiting all the highlights and some hidden gems.

Day 19: Buenos Aires (B,D)

Explore Buenos Aires at your own pace. You're Invited: See a tango show followed by a sumptuous dinner.

Discover More: Belle Epoch Tour including Teatro Colon or take a Culinary tour (additional cost).

Day 20: Depart Buenos Aires (B)

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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Feb 2017
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Mar 2017
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