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2017 Itinerary

30 Day Itinerary (Lima > Buenos Aires)

  • Tour Code

    ESAA

  • Departure City

    Lima

  • Duration

    30 Day

  • Return City

    Buenos Aires

Tour Inclusions

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
  • 9 day Antarctic Explorer cruise on board the MV Sea Adventurer
  • All intra-tour flights - as specified in the itinerary
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Explore the incredible white continent on an inspiring Antarctic cruise
  • Zodiac excursions, landings, wildlife spotting and guided tours and lectures in and around Antarctica

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

  • 55 superb meals including: 28 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Continental Breakfast (CB), 7 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Lunch (HL), 15Dinners (D) & 3 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Argentinian “parilla” BBQ lunch on an estancia
  • Traditional Brazilian Churrascaria dinner in Rio
  • Day 1 Lima, Peru

    Bienvenido! Welcome to Lima, the capital of Peru. You will be met and transferred to your hotel.
    Two Night Stay: Lima

  • Day 2 Lima

    City tour of the historical centre of Lima.
    You’re Invited: Take a guided tour of the Larco Museum housing Inca and pre Inca artefacts. Afterwards enjoy a traditional dinner at the museum.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3 Lima - Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital. Drive to the Sacred Valley, stopping off at Awana Kancha llama farm. Head to the town of Pisac and explore its traditional markets.
    Two Night Stay: Sacred Valley

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4 Sacred Valley

    Enjoy a walking tour of the town of Ollantaytambo.
    You’re Invited: Visit a local community and meet the students and teachers at the local school.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 5 Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

    Transfer to the station and board the Vistadome train for the journey to Machu Picchu. Your local guide will reveal some of the mysteries of this “Lost City of the Incas”.
    Overnight Stay: Machu Picchu

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 6 Machu Picchu - Cuzco

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

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 7 Cuzco

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 8 Cuzco

    Today is free to explore Cuzco.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 9 Cuzco - Lake Titicaca

    Fly to Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the Inca Empire. Enjoy an excursion to the floating islands of Uros which are made of the hollow totora reeds allowing them to float.
    Overnight Stay: Lake Titicaca

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 10 Puno - Lima

    Fly to Lima.
    Overnight Stay: Lima

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 11 Lima - Iguazú Falls, Brazil

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 12 Iguazú Falls

    Cross the border into Argentina for your tour of the Argentinian side of the falls including the ‘Devil’s Throat’ viewpoint.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 13 Iguazú Falls - Rio de Janeiro

    Tour the majestic Brazilian falls before flying to Rio de Janeiro and famous Copacabana Beach. Rio is a city full of life, colour and vibrancy.
    Three Night Stay: Rio de Janeiro

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 14 Rio de Janeiro

    Tour the sights of Rio de Janeiro. Ride the cogwheel railway to the ‘Christ the Redeemer’ statue, then ride the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain.
    You’re Invited: Visit the Sambadrome#, and try on some carnival costumes. This evening feast like a local at a Brazilian Churrascaria.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 15 Rio de Janeiro

    Today is free to explore Rio.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 16 Rio de Janeiro - Buenos Aires - Argentinian Ranch, Argentina

    Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina, a country with strong European influence.
    You’re Invited: Travel to an Argentinian ranch or “estancia”. Here you will learn about their famous cowboys or “gauchos”.
    Overnight Stay: Argentinian Ranch

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 17 Argentinian Ranch - Buenos Aires

    Explore the farm or take a horseback ride, then savour a traditional “parilla” or BBQ lunch before making our way to Buenos Aires.
    Three Night Stay: Buenos Aires

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 18 Buenos Aires

    Take a guided city tour of Buenos Aires visiting the central square, a traditional café, San Telmo and La Boca. Finish at Recoleta Cemetery.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 19 Buenos Aires

    Explore Buenos Aires at your own pace.
    You’re Invited: Soak up a tango show with dinner.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 20 Buenos Aires - Ushuaia

    Fly to the most southerly city in the world, Ushuaia, which is set in a bay at the foot of mountains.
    Overnight Stay: Ushuaia

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 21 Ushuaia - Beagle Channel - 9 day Cruise

    Embark your Antarctic vessel and sail down the Beagle Channel making your way to the Drake Passage. The next time you see land you’ll be in the world’s most southern continent!
    Eight Night Stay: MV Sea Adventurer

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 22 Drake Passage

    Spend the day listening to lectures from your expert expedition team. The first sightings
    of icebergs and snow-capped mountains indicate that you have reached the South Shetland Islands.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 23 Drake Passage

    Cruising the Drake Passage.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 24 South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

    Take Zodiac excursions to explore bays, channels and landing sites each day. With wildlife always at the forefront of our minds you will visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and minke whales and search for a number of the southern seal species. The majesty of the Peninsula’s mountains will enchant and they give you the opportunity to visit a chinstrap penguin colony high up on a ridge. Watch penguins squabbling over prized pebbles or the boom and crack of a calving glacier. Every day in this wonderful part of the world will be different, entertaining and educational.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 25 South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

    Take Zodiac excursions to explore bays, channels and landing sites each day.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 26 South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

    Take Zodiac excursions to explore bays, channels and landing sites each day.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 27 Drake Passage

    Spend time on the deck watching for seabirds and scouting for whales.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 28 Drake Passage

    Cruising the Drake Passage.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 29 Ushuaia - Buenos Aires

    Arrive in Ushuaia and fly to Buenos Aires. Relive your voyage over a farewell dinner.
    Overnight Stay: Buenos Aires

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 30 Depart Buenos Aires

    Transfer to the airport for your onward fight. Chau!

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Pricing & Availability

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