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South America Unveiled

(27 days, Quito - Rio de Janeiro, 2017)
Your Price Includes
  • The services of an Evergreen Tour Director †
  • The services of expert Local Guides
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Return airport transfers
  • Premium First Class hotels including all service charges and porterage
  • Four night Galápagos Islands cruise on board the MV Galápagos Legend
  • All intra-tour flights - as specified in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing by modern air-conditioned coaches
  • Cruise through the incredible landscapes with up close experiences of the unique wildlife in Galápagos
  • 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 of 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
  • Buenos Aires city sights tour of the famed “Paris of the Americas”
  • Undertake a guided walking tour of the Brazilian Falls and Argentinian Falls in Iguazú
  • Rio de Janeiro city sights tour including Corcovado Mountain to see the famous
  • “Christ the Redeemer” statue, and cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain
You’re Invited
  • 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#
Quality Dining
  • 45 superb meals including: 25 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Continental Breakfast (CB), 4 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Lunch (HL), 11 Dinners (D) & 3 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Argentinian “parilla” BBQ lunch on an Estancia
  • Brazilian Churrascaria dinner in Rio de Janeiro
Day 1: Quito, Ecuador

Bienvenido! Welcome to Quito, the capital of Ecuador that sits right on the equator. You will be met and transferred to your boutique hotel.
Two Night Stay: Quito

Day 2: Quito (B,D)

Take a walking tour of the Colonial old city centre before making our way to the middle of the world to put one foot on either side of the equator. Finish with a visit to the fascinating Intiñan Museum.

Day 3: Quito - Galápagos Islands (B,L,D)

Fly to the Galápagos Islands and transfer to your ship, the Galápagos Legend. This afternoon visit the Interpretation Centre on San Cristobal Island and learn about Galápagos natural history and wildlife, then take in the views from Tijeretas Hill.
Four Night Cruise: MV Galápagos Legend

Day 4: Galápagos Islands (B,L,D)

Make our way to Gardner Bay on Espanola Island. Be taken to a pristine beach guarded by a colony of sea lions. There are many species of birds to be seen including three species of Darwin’s Finches, plus this is your first opportunity to see the fascinating Marine Iguanas. Cruise to Suarez Point with its volcanic formations where we have the chance to see Lava Lizards, Sally Lightfoot Crabs and a variety of seabirds.

Day 5: Galápagos Islands (B,L,D)

Cruise to Floreana Island and stop at Post Office, so called due to the wooden barrel installed in 1793 to serve as an informal post office. Head to Comorant Point and a lagoon that holds one of the largest populations of Flamingos. Continue to a nesting site for Green Sea Turtles.

Day 6: Galápagos Islands (B,L,D)

Sail to Santa Cruz Island and travel to the highlands in search of the prehistoric looking Galápagos Tortoises. These incredible creatures can live up to 200 years and are a sight to behold. In the afternoon visit a Galápagos Tortoise breeding program. Note: Daily Cruise schedule is subject to change.

Day 7: Galápagos Islands - Guayaquil (B)

The final leg of our journey takes us to Daphne Island for the chance to see a variety of bird species including the famous Blue Footed Booby and Darwin’s Finch. Bid farewell to this natural wonderland as we fly to the port city of Guayaquil.
Overnight Stay: Guayaquil

Day 8: Guayaquil - Lima, Peru (B)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima, Peru, home of ancient civilizations, rich cultures, majestic ruins, snow-capped mountains and fertile jungle. This evening meet your Tour Director for a tour briefing.
Two Night Stay: Lima

Day 9: Lima (B,D)

City tour of Lima visiting the main plaza, Santo Domingo Church and an ancient pyramid.
You’re Invited: Take a guided tour of the Larco Museum which houses one of the best collections of Inca and pre Inca artefacts. Afterwards enjoy a traditional dinner at the museum.

Day 10: 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. Head to the town of Pisac with its traditional markets, then continue along the fertile Sacred Valley.
Two Night Stay: Sacred Valley

Day 11: Sacred Valley (B)

Enjoy a walking tour of the town of Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the Americas.
You’re Invited: Visit a local community which will give you the chance to meet the students and teachers at the local school.

Day 12: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu (B,D)

Board the Vistadome train for the journey 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 13: Machu Picchu - Cuzco (B)

Spend the morning exploring the town of Aguas Calientes or return to Machu Picchu before re-boarding the Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo. Return by coach to Cuzco.
Three Night Stay: Cuzco

Day 14: 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 15: Cuzco (B)

Today is free to explore Cuzco.
Discover More: Explore Moray and Maras, take a markets, museums and ruins tour or Peruvian Paso Horse Ranch (additional expense).

Day 16: Cuzco - Lake Titicaca (B,D)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the Inca Empire. Enjoy an excursion to the floating islands of Uros. These islands are made of the hollow totora reeds which allow them to float and entire communities are built on these fascinating islands.
Overnight Stay: Lake Titicaca

Day 17: Puno - Lima (B)

Transfer to the airport for our flight to Lima.
Overnight Stay: Lima

Day 18: Lima - Buenos Aires, Argentina (B)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina, a beautiful country with strong European influence.
Three Night Stay: Buenos Aires

Day 19: Buenos Aires (B,D)

Tour this beautiful city visiting the central square, Plaza de Mayo. Drop in to a traditional café before travelling through San Telmo and down the colourful roads of La Boca. Finish at Recoleta Cemetery, an amazing above ground cemetery.
You’re Invited: This evening soak up a tango show accompanied by a sumptuous dinner.

Day 20: Buenos Aires (B)

Explore Buenos Aires.
Discover More: Belle Epoque and Colon Theatre tour or Culinary tour (additional expense).

Day 21: Argentinian Ranch (B,L,D)

You’re Invited: Travel to a magnificent Argentinian ranch or “estancia”. Here you will learn about their famous cowboys or “gauchos”. Savour a traditional “parilla” or BBQ lunch, then spend the afternoon exploring the estancia.
Overnight stay: Argentinian Ranch

Day 22: Argentinian Ranch - Iguazú Falls (B)

Fly to the World Heritage listed Iguazú Falls. Set in a tropical jungle, the falls spill over towering cliffs to create a thunderous roar.
Two Night Stay: Iguazú Falls

Day 23: Iguazú Falls (B,D)

Tour the Argentinian side of the falls. Board the ecological train and ride to the ‘Devil’s Throat’ viewpoint. Gaze in awe at one of the most spectacular views that Iguazú has to offer.

Day 24: Iguazú Falls - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (B)

Cross the border into Brazil and tour the majestic Brazilian falls. Make your way up close to the base of the falls for outstanding views. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro and famous Copacabana Beach. Rio is a city full of life, colour and vibrancy mixed with beautiful tropical coastal scenery.
Three Night Stay: Rio de Janeiro

Day 25: Rio de Janeiro (B)

Today we tour Rio de Janeiro. Ride the cogwheel railway up Corcovado Mountain to the famous ‘Christ the Redeemer’ statue, then ride the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain for amazing views of the city.
You’re Invited: Have some fun with a visit to the Sambadrome#, the site of Rio Carnival where we try on some colourful carnival costumes.

Day 26: Rio de Janeiro (B,D)

Today is free for you to explore Rio at your own pace. This evening feast like a local and get your last taste of South America with a typical Brazilian Churrascaria.
Discover More: Favela tour, Petropolis tour, or Maracana Stadium and Historical City Tour (additional expense).

Day 27: Depart Rio de Janeiro (B)

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Chau!

# Sambadrome maybe closed due to Rio Carnival period.

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