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2018 Itinerary

40 Day Itinerary (Quito > Santiago)

  • Tour Code

    ESGS

  • Departure City

    Quito

  • Duration

    40 Day

  • Return City

    Santiago

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
  • Three night Galápagos Islands cruise on board the MV Galápagos Legend
  • 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
  • Quito city tour including a trip to the “middle of the world”
  • Cruising through the incredible landscapes and viewing 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
  • Rio de Janeiro city sights tour including Corcovado Mountain and cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • 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”
  • Explore some of the most remote and spectacular lands in the world cruising around Cape Horn and through the Chilean Fjords

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

quality dining

  • 84 superb meals including: 37 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Continental Breakfast (CB), 17 Lunches(L), 1 Highlight Lunch (HL), 25 Dinners (D) & 3 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Traditional Brazilian Churrascaria dinner in Rio
  • Argentinian “parilla” BBQ lunch on an estancia
  • Day 1 Quito, Ecuador

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

  • Day 2 Quito

    Walking tour of the colonial centre of Quito. Make your way to the middle of the world and Intiñan Museum located on the equator.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3 Quito - Galápagos Islands

    Fly to the Galápagos Islands for your cruise. Sailing schedule varies depending on your vessel and local conditions.
    Four Night Cruise: MV Galápagos Legend

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4 Galápagos Islands

    Your cruise will visit various islands, beaches, bays and inlets to reveal the wonders of Galápagos. Each day you will be taken on guided walks, excursions and boat tours to discover the unique landscapes and wildlife, such as giant Galápagos tortoise, sea lion colonies, green sea turtles, land and marine iguanas, and a variety of bird life. Note: Daily Cruise schedule is subject to change.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 Galápagos Islands

    Cruise the Galápagos Islands. Your cruise will visit various islands, beaches, bays and inlets to reveal the wonders of Galápagos.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 6 Galápagos Islands

    Cruise the Galápagos Islands. You will be taken on guided walks, excursions and boat tours to discover the unique landscapes and wildlife.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 7 Galápagos Islands - Lima, Peru

    Bid farewell to this natural wonderland and fly to Lima, Peru, home of ancient civilizations, rich cultures, majestic ruins, snow-capped mountains and fertile jungle.
    Two Night Stay: Lima

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 8 Lima

    City tour of Lima visiting the main plaza, Santo Domingo Church and an ancient pyramid. You’re Invited: Guided tour of the Larco Museum. Afterwards enjoy dinner at the museum.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 9 Lima - Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco, transfer to the breath-taking Sacred Valley stopping at a llama farm and textile centre and Pisac markets.
    Two Night Stay: Sacred Valley

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 10 Sacred Valley

    Ollantaytambo walking tour. You’re Invited: Visit a community and meet the locals.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 11 Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

    Take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas” for a guided tour of the ruins.
    Overnight Stay: Machu Picchu

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 12 Machu Picchu - Cuzco

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

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 13 Cuzco

    Guided walking tour of Cuzco, the former capital of the Incas. Tonight dine at a local restaurant.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 14 Cuzco

    Today is free to explore Cuzco.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 15 Cuzco - Lake Titicaca

    Fly to Lake Titicaca and enjoy an excursion to the floating islands of Uros.
    Overnight Stay: Lake Titicaca

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 16 Puno - Lima

    Fly to Lima.
    Overnight Stay: Lima

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 17 Lima - Iguazú Falls, Brazil

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 18 Iguazú Falls

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

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 19 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 20 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 21 Rio de Janeiro

    Today is free to explore Rio.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 22 Rio de Janeiro - Argentinian Ranch, Argentina

    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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 23 Argentinian Ranch - Buenos Aires

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 24 Buenos Aires

    Take a guided city tour of Buenos Aires visiting all the highlights. You’re Invited: See a tango show followed by a sumptuous dinner.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 25 Buenos Aires - 14 night cruise

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 26 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 27 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.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 28 At Sea

    Relax as you cruise south towards the Falkland Islands.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 29 At Sea

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 30 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 31 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 32 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.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 33 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 34 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 35 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 36 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 37 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 38 At Sea

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 39 Valparaiso - Santiago, Chile

    Disembark in the morning at Valparaiso and bid farewell to your crew. Valparaiso is a steep amphitheatre renowned for its brightly coloured residences and church steeples. UNESCO has declared it a World Heritage site. Ride one of the city’s many funiculars and take in the views. Transfer to Santiago, the country’s capital. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner.
    Overnight Stay: Santiago

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 40 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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