Simply South America

26 Days
Santiago to Quito
From (AUD)
$ 14,795
Dates & Pricing

2019 Santiago > Quito

Tour Map
Tour Code:
ESSG
Duration:
26 days
Departure City:
Santiago
Return City:
Quito

26 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Santiago, Chile

    Bienvenido! Welcome to Santiago, the capital of Chile. Located at the base of the Andes Mountains, this is the ideal South American city to start your 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

    In the afternoon, take a guided tour of Santiago. Visit the central square or Plaza de Armas housing buildings such as the City Hall and Cathedral. See the impressive Moneda’s Palace which is the seat of the President of Chile. Be intrigued by the 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.
    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 (Presidential Headquarters) and the Cabildo (Colonial Town Hall). Travel through the streets of San Telmo, the home of Tango and down the colourful roads of La Boca. You’re Invited: This evening, soak up the sultry moves of a tango show accompanied by a sumptuous dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Buenos Aires

    Today is free to explore Buenos Aires.

    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

    Fly to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Rio is a city full of life, colour and vibrancy mixed with tropical coastal scenery and is a fun city to visit.
    Three Night Stay: Rio de Janeiro

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Rio de Janeiro

    Today, we tour the sights of Rio de Janeiro. Ride the cogwheel railway up Corcovado Mountain and see the ‘Christ the Redeemer’ statue. Take the cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for amazing views. You’re Invited: 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 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

    Fly to the World Heritage listed Iguazú Falls. Set in a tropical jungle, an enormous river spills over towering cliffs to create a thunderous roar. Tour the majestic Brazilian falls and make your way through the rainforest and along walkways up close to the base of the falls for outstanding views.
    Two Night Stay: Iguazú Falls

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Iguazú Falls

    Tour the Argentinian side of the falls which 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. 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

  11. Day 11 - Iguazú Falls – Lima, Peru

    Fly to Lima, the capital of Peru. This bustling city, known as the “City of the Kings”, is rich in history and culture.
    Overnight Stay: Lima

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Lima – Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire set high in the Andes Mountains. As you transfer to the 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. 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. Your expert local guide will share stories 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 Aguas Calientes before reboarding the Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo. Return to Cuzco 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 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. Tonight, dine at a local restaurant that specialises in nouveau Andean cuisine.

    Discover More: Explore Moray and 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 – Guayaquil, Ecuador

    Fly north to Guyaquil located near the coast of Ecuador and is the jumping off point for your Galápagos cruise.
    Overnight Stay: Guayaquil

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  20. Day 20 - Guayaquil – Galápagos Islands

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - 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

  22. Day 22 - 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

  23. Day 23 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Galápagos Islands – Quito

    Bid farewell to this natural wonderland and ?y 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

  25. Day 25 - 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

  26. Day 26 - Depart Quito

    Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Chau!

    # Sambadrome may be closed due to Rio Carnival period.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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