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2018 Itinerary

24 Day Itinerary (Quito > Buenos Aires)

  • Tour Code

    ESAG

  • Departure City

    Quito

  • Duration

    24 Day

  • Return City

    Buenos Aires

Departure and Return City
  • 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.
    Three Night Cruise: M/Y Coral I or Coral II

    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 - 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 7 Lima

    This morning 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 8 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. Continue along the fertile Sacred Valley marvelling at the towering mountains and unique way of life that has remained unchanged for hundreds of years.
    Two Night Stay: Sacred Valley

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 9 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 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 10 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 11 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 12 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 13 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 visit a Peruvian Paso horse ranch (additional cost)

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 14 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 15 Puno - Lima

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

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 16 Lima - Iguazú Falls, Brazil

    Fly across the breadth of South America to the World Heritage listed Iguazú Falls.
    Two Night Stay: Iguazú Falls

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 17 Iguazú Falls

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

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 18 Iguazú Falls - Rio de Janeiro

    This morning cross the border into Brazil and tour the majestic Brazilian falls. Make your way through the rainforest and along walkways 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 and is a delight to visit.
    Three Night Stay: Rio de Janeiro

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 19 Rio de Janeiro

    Today we tour the marvellous sights of Rio de Janeiro. Ride the cogwheel railway up Corcovado
    Mountain and see the famous ‘Christ the Redeemer’ statue. Ride the cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain for amazing views of the city and landscape. You’re Invited: Have some fun and get to know how the locals party with a visit to the Sambadrome#, the site of the famous Rio Carnival where we try on some elaborate and colourful carnival costumes. This evening feast like a local at a Brazilian Churrascaria.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 20 Rio de Janeiro

    Today is free to explore Rio.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 21 Rio - Buenos Aires

    Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    Three Night Stay: Buenos Aires

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 22 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). Get to know how the locals live as we drop in to a traditional café. We then travel through the charming streets of San Telmo, the home of Tango and down the colourful roads of La Boca, famous for its multi-coloured houses. Make our way to the famous Recoleta Cemetery, an amazing above ground cemetery lined with mausoleums and statues. 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 23 Buenos Aires

    Explore Buenos Aires at your own pace.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 24 Depart Buenos Aires

    Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Chau!

    #Sambadrome may be closed due to Rio Carnival period

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Pricing & Availability

    Pricing and Availability All prices listed are per person