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2019 Itinerary

37 Day Itinerary (Lima > Santiago)

  • Tour Code

    ESCL

  • Departure City

    Lima

  • Duration

    37 Day

  • Return City

    Santiago

Tour Inclusions

included in your price

  • 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
  • Three night Amazon lodge stay
  • 14 night South America cruise around Cape Horn and through the Chilean Fjords on board the MS Zaandam
  • All intra-tour flights - as specified in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing by modern air conditioned coaches
  • Explore the Amazon, spot unique wildlife and learn about traditional cultures
  • 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
  • Visit the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman
  • 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
  • Tour the fascinating floating Uros islands on Lake Titicaca
  • Undertake a guided walking tour of the Brazilian Falls and Argentinian Falls in Iguazú
  • Rio de Janeiro city sights tour including Corcovado Mountain and cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Buenos Aires city sights tour of the famed “Paris of the Americas”
  • Explore some of the most remote and spectacular lands in the world cruising around Cape Horn and through the Chilean Fjords

dining highlights

  • 77 superb meals including: 36 Full Breakfasts (FB), 15 Lunches (L), 23 Dinners (D) & 3 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Traditional Brazilian Churrascaria dinner in Rio
  • Argentinian “parilla” BBQ lunch on an estancia

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
  • Enjoy the Rio carnival spirit and try on some parade costumes at the Sambadrome#
  • Experience gaucho life in rural Argentina with an Estancia stay
  • Tango show and dinner in Buenos Aires
  • Day 1 Lima, Peru

    Bienvenido! Welcome to Lima, Peru. You will be met and transferred to your hotel.
    Overnight Stay: Lima

  • Day 2 Lima – Iquitos

    Fly to the city of Iquitos. Journey up the river to your lodge and begin your jungle adventure.
    Three Night Stay: Amazon Lodge

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3 Amazon Lodge

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4 Amazon Lodge

    Walk the spectacular Canopy Walkway then visit the “ReNuPeRu” Ethnobotanical Garden cultivated by a local shaman who will explain the nature of Amazonian natural healing and the uses of some of the plants.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 Amazon – Lima

    After a morning excursion fly to Lima.
    Two Night Stay: Lima

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 6 Lima

    Morning free to relax. This afternoon enjoy a tour of Lima, a former city of Conquistadors. Walk the famous Jiron de la Union and visit the main plaza which houses the Presidential & Municipal Palaces. Enter the sanctuary of the 16th century Santo Domingo Church before seeing one of Lima’s famous ancient pyramids in the middle of the city. You’re Invited: Tonight take a guided tour of the Larco Museum. Housing one of the best collections of Inca and pre Inca artefacts, this is the perfect pre-cursor to your journey ahead. Afterwards enjoy a traditional dinner at the museum.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 7 Lima – Sacred Valley

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire set high in the Andes Mountains. As you transfer to the breath-taking Sacred Valley, stop off at Awana Kancha llama farm and textile centre. Gain an insight into the Andean camelids; llama, alpaca, vicuña and guanaco as well as viewing traditional Andean weaving techniques. This afternoon we head into the colourful town of Pisac with its traditional markets.
    Two Night Stay: Sacred Valley

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 8 Sacred Valley

    Enjoy a walking tour of the town of Ollantaytambo,the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the Americas. Your tour includes a visit to a traditional home to see how the locals live, then see the incredible Incan fortress that overlooks the town. 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 and learn about their lifestyle.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 9 Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

    Transfer to the train station and board the Vistadome train for the journey to Machu Picchu. The highlight of the day is your visit to the ancient Inca site. Mystery still surrounds these well preserved ruins perched in between sheer cliffs and your visit will allow you to understand why they are one of the Seven Wonders of the World. 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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 10 Machu Picchu – Cuzco

    Spend the morning exploring the quaint town of Aguas Calientes or return for a final visit to Machu Picchu before re boarding the Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo. Return to Cuzco through the beautiful Sacred Valley and across the patchwork fields of the Chinchero plateau.
    Three Night Stay: Cuzco

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 11 Cuzco

    Be guided on a walking tour of the charming city of Cuzco, a World Heritage listed site that was a former capital of the Incas. Explore the beautiful main plaza and its surrounding cathedrals. Be guided through cobblestone streets and past ancient Inca buildings to Cuzco’s fascinating central market. Finish with a visit to the Inca ruins on the outskirts of the city including the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Tonight dine at a local restaurant that specialises in nouveau Andean cuisine.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 12 Cuzco

    Today is free to explore the fascinating town of Cuzco.

    Discover More: Explore the archaeological site of Moray and the salt pans of Maras, take a markets, museums and ruins tour or indulge in a Peru tasting tour (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 13 Cuzco – Lake Titicaca

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Puno on the banks of the beautiful Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the Inca Empire. Enjoy an excursion to the unique floating islands of Uros. These islands are made of the hollow totora reeds which allow them to float. Entire communities are built on these fascinating
    islands and your guide will introduce you to the unique lifestyle of the Uros.
    Overnight Stay: Lake Titicaca

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 14 Puno – Lima

    Soak up the surroundings of Lake Titicaca before transferring to the airport to fly to Lima.
    Overnight Stay: Lima

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 15 Lima – Iguazú Falls, Brazil

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 16 Iguazú Falls

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

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 17 Iguazú Falls – Rio de Janeiro

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

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 18 Rio de Janeiro

    Tour the marvellous sights of Rio de Janeiro. You’re Invited: Visit the Sambadrome#, and try on carnival costumes#. This evening feast like a local at a Brazilian Churrascaria.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 19 Rio de Janeiro

    Today is free to explore Rio.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 20 Rio de Janeiro – Buenos Aires

    Depart the city of Rio de Janeiro before making our way to the sophisticated city of Buenos Aires. With a strong European in?uence and having enjoyed wealth and opulence once upon a time, Buenos Aires is a wonderful place to discover.
    Two Night Stay: Buenos Aires

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 21 Buenos Aires

    Get acquainted with this beautiful city known as the “Paris of the Americas”. Visit the central square, Plaza de Mayo surrounded by the Casa Rosada (Presidential Headquarters) and the Cabildo (Colonial Town Hall). We then travel through the charming streets of San Telmo, the home of Tango and down the colourful roads of La Boca. You’re Invited: This evening we have a taste of tradition and culture as we soak up the sultry moves of a tango show accompanied by a sumptuous dinner.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 22 Buenos Aires – 14 night cruise

    Transfer to the pier and board your luxurious cruise ship, Holland America’s MS Zaandam. Check into your comfortable Outside Stateroom (upgrade to Balcony Stateroom additional expense) and settle-in for an unforgettable voyage around Cape Horn and through the magnificent Chilean Fjords.
    Fourteen Night Stay: MS Zaandam

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 23 Buenos Aires

    Make use of the on board facilities or go ashore to make the most of your final day in Buenos Aires.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 24 Montevideo, Uruguay

    Montevideo is a charming city with colonial customs, and the old town is a delight to wander. Nearby is Colonia del Sacramento, the oldest city in Uruguay and a UNESCO World Heritage Site (shore excursions at own expense).

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 25 At Sea

    Relax as you cruise south towards the Falkland Islands.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 26 At Sea

    Take advantage of the ship’s many outstanding facilities, or simply watch the scenery glide by.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 27 Falkland Islands

    Reach the remote Falkland Islands, a country with a long and fascinating history, unique culture and natural beauty. Weather permitting, we visit the capital Port Stanley, which is easily explored on foot. Further afield there are large colonies of king, gentoo and magellan penguins (shore excursions at own expense).

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 28 Strait of Magellan

    Cruise back to the mainland and the spectacular Patagonian Argentina. The Strait of Magellan lies between mainland South America and the island of Tierra del Fuego (the land of fire). It is a narrow and important stretch of water and an important trade route. Lined with snowbound mountains and forest it is often likened to the Inside Passage in Alaska.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 29 Punta Arenas, Cockburn Channel, Beagle Channel & Glacier Alley

    Punta Arenas grew to prominence due to trade through the Magellan Strait. Today it is the largest town and the capital of Southern Chile. Highly recommended is a visit to Torres del Paine National Park with its unique geography. Make our way into the Cockburn Channel connecting the Strait of Magellan to the Beagle Channel, named after the HMS Beagle that carried Charles Darwin through this region and on to the Galápagos Islands. Finish the day cruising through Glacier Alley, an extraordinary piece of nature with numerous tongues of glaciers that snake down to the sea (shore excursions at own expense).

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 30 Ushuaia

    The southernmost town in the world, where dominating peaks loom on three sides and the fourth opens to the Beagle Channel. Ushuaia is a quaint town perfect for exploring on foot.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 31 Cape Horn

    Known as a landmark in cruising and navigation, Cape Horn is the most southerly mainland point in the world. 

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 32 Canal Sarmiento & Amalia Glacier

    Continue through the iconic and breath-taking scenery of the Chilean Fjords. Be among the lucky few to spend a glorious day scenic cruising through Tierra del Fuego and the snow-capped peaks and ethereal blue glaciers of Canal Sarmiento. This majestic waterway is surrounded by other-worldly beauty, watch as Amalia Glacier comes into view and witness countless seabirds that make their home in this dramatic landscape.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 33 Chilean Fjords

    Sail through the beautiful maze of islets known as the Chilean Fjords. Renowned as being some of the most spectacular in the world and rivalling those of Norway and Alaska, this region consists of a 1,000-mile maze of virgin-forested islands, glistening glaciers and beautifully sculpted mountains.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 34 Puerto Montt

    Puerto Montt is the gateway to the scenic Lakes District and contains a series of pine forests, icy lakes, Bavarian hamlets and snow-capped volcanoes.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 35 At Sea

    Spend the day cruising the coast of Chile reflecting on all the marvels you have seen.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 36 San Antonio - Valparaiso - Santiago, Chile

    Disembark in the morning at San Antonio and bid farewell to your crew. Transfer to the UNESCO world heritage town of Valparaiso, renowned for its brightly coloured residences and church steeples set in a steep amphitheatre. Ride one of the city’s many funiculars and take in the views. Visit the picturesque sea side city of Vina del Mar before transferring to Santiago, the country’s capital. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner.
    Overnight Stay: Santiago

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 37 Depart Santiago

    Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Chau!

    #Sambadrome maybe closed due to Rio Carnival period

    Meals included: Breakfast

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