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2017 Itinerary

40 Day Itinerary (Quito > Buenos Aires)

  • Tour Code

    ECSL

  • Departure City

    Quito

  • Duration

    40 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
  • Five day Galápagos Islands cruise on board the MV Santa Cruz II
  • Four day Amazon Lodge stay
  • Nine 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
  • Quito city tour including a trip to the “middle of the world”
  • Cruising through the incredible landscapes and having close up experiences with unique wildlife in Galápagos
  • 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
  • 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 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 Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Buenos Aires city sights tour of the famed “Paris of the Americas”
  • 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
  • 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

  • 79 superb meals including: 38 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Continental Breakfast (CB), 13 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Lunch (HL), 23 Dinners (D) & 3 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Argentinian “parilla” BBQ lunch on an estancia
  • Traditional Brazilian Churrascaria dinner in Rio
  • 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

    Take a walking tour of the colonial centre of Quito, visit the middle of the world to put one foot on both sides of the equator. Finish with a visit to the Intiñan Museum.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3 Quito - Galápagos Islands

    Fly to the Galápagos Islands where you will begin your incredible cruise. Sailing schedule varies depending on your vessel and local conditions.
    Four Night Cruise: MV Santa Cruz II

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4 Galápagos Islands

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 Galápagos Islands

    Your cruise will visit various islands, beaches, bays and inlets to reveal the bounty of wonders in Galápagos. Each day you will be taken on guided walks, excursions and boat tours to discover the unique landscapes and wildlife.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 6 Galápagos Islands

    Your cruise will visit various islands, beaches, bays and inlets to reveal the bounty of wonders in Galápagos. Each day 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 the Galápagos and fly to Lima, Peru.
    Overnight Stay: Lima

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 8 Lima - Iquitos

    Fly to the remote 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 9 Amazon Lodge

    Spend the days exploring the spectacular Amazon Jungle. Take a boat ride along the river spotting for dolphins. Visit an Indian village and learn of their culture. Then take a walking excursion to the river community of Indiana.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 10 Amazon Lodge

    Walk the spectacular Canopy Walkway then visit the “ReNuPeRu” Ethno botanical 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 11 Amazon - Lima

    After a morning excursion 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 12 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 13 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 14 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 15 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 16 Machu Picchu - Cuzco

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

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 17 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 18 Cuzco

    Today is free to explore Cuzco.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 19 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 20 Puno - Lima

    Fly to Lima.
    Overnight Stay: Lima

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 21 Lima - Iguazú Falls, Brazil

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 22 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 23 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 24 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 25 Rio de Janeiro

    Today is free to explore Rio.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 26 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 27 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 28 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 29 Buenos Aires

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 30 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 31 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 32 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 33 Drake Passage

    Cruising the Drake Passage.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 34 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 35 South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 36 South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 37 Drake Passage

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

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 38 Drake Passage

    Cruising the Drake Passage.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 39 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 40 Depart Buenos Aires

    Transfer to the airport for your onward fight. Chau!

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Pricing & Availability

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