Snapshot of South America

On this 16 day Snapshot of South America tour, you’ll visit Machu Picchu and marvel at some of the mysteries surrounding this “Lost City of the Incas”.

16 Days
Buenos Aires to Cuzco
From (AUD)
$ 7,995
Dates & Pricing

2019 Buenos Aires > Cuzco

Tour Map
Tour Code:
ESBC
Duration:
16 days
Departure City:
Buenos Aires
Return City:
Cuzco

16 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Welcome 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

  2. Day 2 - 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

  3. Day 3 - 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

  4. Day 4 - 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

  5. Day 5 - 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

  6. Day 6 - 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

  7. Day 7 - 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

  8. Day 8 - 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

  9. Day 9 - 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

  10. Day 10 - 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

  11. Day 11 - 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

  12. Day 12 - 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

  13. Day 13 - 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

  14. Day 14 - 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

  15. Day 15 - 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

  16. Day 16 - Depart Cuzco

    Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. We hope you enjoyed your visit to South America and look forward to welcoming you back on another Evergreen cruise or tour. Chau!

    # Sambadrome may be closed due to Rio Carnival period.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

INCLUDED IN YOUR PRICE
  • 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
  • All on-tour flights as specified in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing by modern air conditioned coaches
  • Buenos Aires city sights tour of the famed “Paris of the Americas”
  • Undertake a guided walking tour of the Brazilian Falls and Argentinian Falls in Iguazú
  • Rio de Janeiro city sights tour including Corcovado Mountain to see the famous “Christ the Redeemer” statue, and cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Tour the Sacred Valley visiting the colourful market town of Pisac and a llama farm that demonstrates traditional weaving
  • 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

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 21 superb meals including: 15 Full Breakfasts (FB), 4 Dinners (D) & 2 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Soak up the sultry tango while dining on a sumptuous dinner with Argentinian wine
  • Traditional Brazilian Churrascaria dinner in Rio de Janeiro

YOU’RE INVITED
  • Experience the rich culture of Buenos Aires by taking in a tango show while dining on local cuisine and sipping a glass of wine
  • 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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