Simply South America

This 25 day Simply South America tour includes a three night cruise of the Galapagos Islands where you will visit a variety of islands, beaches and inlets.

25 Days
Santiago to Guayaquil
From (AUD)
$ 14,795
Dates & Pricing

2020 Santiago > Guayaquil

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25 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Santiago, Chile

    Bienvenido! Welcome to Santiago, the capital of Chile. Located in a magnificent setting nestled at the base of the Andes Mountains, this is a great city to start your South American journey. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, meet your Tour Director for a tour briefing.
    Two Night Stay: Santiago

  2. Day 2 - Santiago

    This afternoon, take a guided tour of Santiago. Visit the historic central square or Plaza de Armas housing buildings such as the City Hall and Cathedral. Next, see the impressive Moneda’s Palace which is the seat of the President of Chile. Be intrigued by the bustling Central Market, then finish with a funicular ride up Cerro San Cristobal and enjoy magnificent views over the city and mountains

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Santiago – Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina, a country rich in history and culture. Buenos Aires is a sophisticated city with a strong European influence. It once enjoyed wealth and opulence which is still evident in the elaborate architecture.
    Three Night Stay: Buenos Aires

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - 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 and the Cabildo. 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 soak up the sultry moves of a tango show accompanied by a sumptuous dinner and famous Argentinian wine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Buenos Aires

    Today is free to explore Buenos Aires at your own pace.

    Discover More: Belle Epoque and Colon Theatre tour, take a Culinary tour or a Street Art tour (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Buenos Aires – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Brazil and Rio de Janeiro. Rio is a city full of life, colour and vibrancy. Our hotel is ideally located in the middle of the famous Copacabana Beach, so is a great base for exploration.
    Three Night Stay: Rio de Janeiro

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Rio de Janeiro

    Today, we tour the marvellous sights of Rio de Janeiro. Ride the cogwheel railway up Corcovado Mountain and see the iconic ‘Christ the Redeemer’ statue. Take the cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for amazing views of the city and coastal 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#. This evening, feast like a local and get a real taste of Brazil with a typical churrascaria.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Rio de Janeiro

    Enjoy a free day to get to know more of Rio.

    Discover More: Take a tour of historical downtown Rio (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Rio de Janeiro – Iguazú Falls

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to the World Heritage listed Iguazú Falls, which are an incredible sight to behold. Set in a tropical jungle, an enormous river spills over towering cliffs to create a thunderous roar. This afternoon is free for you to relax, or start exploring Iguazu.
    Two Night Stay: Iguazú Falls

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Iguazú Falls

    Tour the Argentinian side of the falls, we’re sure your first sight of this spectacle will be jaw dropping. In contrast to the Brazil side, the Argentinian side follows a number of walkways over the top of the falls for incredible up close views. We board the ecological train and ride to the “Devil’s Throat” viewpoint. This walkway takes you over the river and sits right above the biggest of all of Iguazú’s falls. Feel the spray of the water and gaze in awe at one of the most spectacular views Iguazú has to offer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Iguazú Falls – Lima, Peru

    After a relaxing morning, 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. Bid farewell to the natural wonder of Iguazú and transfer to the airport for your evening flight to Lima, the capital of Peru. This bustling city, known as the “City of the Kings”, is rich in tradition and culture. A late arrival has us staying at the comfortable airport hotel.
    Overnight Stay: Lima

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - 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 breathtaking 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

  13. Day 13 - 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

  14. Day 14 - Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

    Transfer to the train station and board the Vistadome train for the journey to Machu Picchu. 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

  15. Day 15 - Machu Picchu – Cuzco

    Spend the morning exploring the quaint town of Aguas Calientes or return for a final visit to Machu Picchu (own expense) before reboarding 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

  16. Day 16 - 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. Visit the Inca temple of Coricancha, head through cobblestone streets and past ancient Inca buildings to Cuzco’s fascinating central market. Explore Inca ruins on the outskirts of the city including the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, and finish with a visit to the beautiful main plaza and its surrounding cathedrals.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - Cuzco

    Today is free to wander the cobbled streets of Cuzco and learn more about the traditions of the Inca, or join us for a tour that will discover more of Cuzco and the surrounds. Tonight, dine at a local restaurant that specialises in nouveau Andean cuisine.

    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, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Cuzco – Lima

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima.
    Overnight Stay: Lima

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  19. Day 19 - Lima – Quito, Ecuador

    Fly from Lima 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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  20. Day 20 - Quito

    Take a walking tour of the Colonial old city centre before making our way to the middle of the world to put one foot on either side of the equator. Finish with a visit to the fascinating Intiñan Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Quito – Galápagos Islands

    Fly to the Galápagos Islands and transfer to your ship, the Galápagos Legend. This afternoon, sail to Santa Cruz Island and visit the highlands which is renowned for viewing the Galápagos giant tortoise.
    Three Night Cruise: MV Galápagos Legend

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Galápagos Islands

    Sail to Genovesa Island where we climb a rock stairway in search of Nazca boobies and red footed boobies. Just beyond this is a fascinating open lava field. In the afternoon, visit Darwin Bay where we land on a sandy beach and can see more red footed boobies and the rare endemic lava gull.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Galápagos Islands

    Return to Santa Cruz Island and see a local marine iguana colony. Walk to a lake where flamingo feed, then continue through a dry forest where land iguanas nest. In the afternoon, you can swim or snorkel in a protected bay where sea lions, turtles and eagle rays abound. Venture onto the beach which is abundant with sea lions. Note: Daily cruise schedule is subject to change.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Galápagos Islands – Guayaquil

    The final leg of our journey takes us to Bachas Beach. Walk to a lagoon which is home to marine iguanas, flamingoes and green turtles. Bid farewell to this natural wonderland as we fly via the port city of Guayaquil.
    Overnight Stay: Guayaquil

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  25. Day 25 - Depart Guayaquil

    Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Chau!

    # Sambadrome may be closed due to Rio Carnival period.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

  • 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
  • Galápagos Islands cruise on board the MV Galápagos Legend
  • All on-tour flights as specified in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing by modern air conditioned coaches
  • Get aquainted with Santiago on a guided city tour including a funicular ride up Cerro San Cristobal
  • 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 Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Undertake a guided walking tour of the Brazilian Falls and Argentinian Falls in Iguazú
  • 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 at 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
  • Cruise through the incredible landscapes with up close experiences of the unique wildlife in Galápagos

  • 38 superb meals including: 24 Full Breakfasts (FB), 3 Lunches (L), 9 Dinners (D) & 2 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Traditional Brazilian Churrascaria dinner in Rio de Janeiro
  • Soak up the sultry tango while dining

  • Tango show and dinner in Buenos Aires
  • Enjoy the Rio carnival spirit and try on some parade costumes at the Sambadrome#
  • Interact with and learn from students at a local school in the Sacred Valley

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