South America and Amazon in Depth with Amazon Cruise

From Lima to Rio de Janeiro, discover the best of South America on a 29 day journey including Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley and a luxurious Amazon cruise.

29 Days
Lima to Rio de Janeiro
From (AUD)
$ 13,295
Dates & Pricing

2020 Lima > Rio de Janeiro

Tour Map
Tour Code:
ECCA
Duration:
29 days
Departure City:
Lima
Return City:
Rio de Janeiro

29 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Lima, Peru

    Bienvenido! Welcome to Lima, Peru. This city, known as the “City of the Kings”, is rich in history and culture. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
    Two Night Stay: Lima

  2. Day 2 - Lima

    This afternoon, enjoy a city tour of Lima. See one of Lima’s ancient pyramids, visit the main plaza and enter the 16th century Santo Domingo Church. You’re Invited: Tonight, take a guided tour of the Larco Museum which houses Inca and pre Inca artefacts. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional dinner at the museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Lima – Iquitos

    Fly to Iquitos. Board the luxurious MV Zafiro for a three night cruise on the Amazon River.
    Three Night Cruise: MV Zafiro

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Amazon Cruise

    Float down the Yanallpa River and spot wildlife as you travel through a “gallery forest”. Move into the Tapiche River where you’ll disembark and take a jungle walk. In the afternoon, explore the Dorado River through the “Mirrored Forest” that reflects the surrounding scenery.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Amazon Cruise

    Sail along the Yarapa River which is a known playground for grey and pink river dolphins and contains a vast variety of wildlife. This afternoon, visit a local home and learn how to cook traditional Amazon cuisine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Amazon Cruise – Lima

    Watch the sunrise over the Amazon River, then travel to a Manatee Rescue Centre. See how the manatees are cared for and prepared for re-introduction into their natural habitat before your flight to Lima.
    Overnight Stay: Lima

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Lima – Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital. Drive to the Sacred Valley, stopping off at Awana Kancha llama farm, then head to the colourful town of Pisac with its traditional markets.
    Three Night Stay: Sacred Valley

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Sacred Valley

    Enjoy a walking tour of Ollantaytambo. You’re Invited: Visit a local community which will give you the chance to meet the students and teachers at the local school.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Sacred Valley – Maras & Moray

    Drive to the agricultural terraces at Moray whose function remains a mystery. Nearby, under the town of Maras are salt mines that have been built into old terraces. Tonight, enjoy a traditional Andean feast.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

    Board the Vistadome train for the journey to Machu Picchu. Mystery still surrounds these ruins and your expert local guide will share stories and knowledge to reveal some of the mysteries of this “Lost City of the Incas”.
    Two Night Stay: Machu Picchu

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Machu Picchu

    Return to Machu Picchu and further explore the ruins.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Machu Picchu - Cuzco

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Cuzco

    Tour Cuzco, the 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 main plaza and its surrounding cathedrals.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Cuzco

    Today is free to explore Cuzco.

    Discover More: Markets, museums and ruins tour or indulge in an innovative Peru tasting tour (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - Cuzco – Puno

    Make your way to Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the Inca Empire. Along the way visit the village of Andahuaylillas before arriving in Puno on the banks of Lake Titicaca.
    Two Night Stay: Puno

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Lake Titicaca

    Enjoy an excursion to the unique floating islands of Uros. These islands are made of the hollow totora reeds which allow them to float.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - Puno – Colca Canyon

    Journey to Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world.
    Overnight Stay: Colca Canyon

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Colca Canyon – Arequipa

    Travel along Colca Valley to Cruz del Condor, a spectacular viewpoint which allows you to appreciate the canyons depth and is the perfect point for viewing the condor. Make our way to Arequipa, known as the “White City”.
    Two Night Stay: Arequipa

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  19. Day 19 - Arequipa

    Explore Arequipa visiting the Plaza de Armas and Basilica Cathedral of Arequipa, Santa Catalina Monastery and the Andean Museum which houses the famous mummy “Juanita”.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Arequipa – Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Fly via Lima to Buenos Aires, Argentina, a country with strong European influence.
    Three Night Stay: Buenos Aires

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  21. Day 21 - Buenos Aires

    Visit the central square, a traditional café, San Telmo neighbourhood and the colourful area of La Boca. Finish at Recoleta Cemetery, an amazing above ground cemetery. You’re Invited: Soak up the sultry moves of a tango show accompanied by dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Buenos Aires

    Explore Buenos Aires at your own pace.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  23. Day 23 - Buenos Aires – Iguazú Falls

    Fly to Iguazú Falls set in a tropical jungle.
    Three Night Stay: Iguazú Falls

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  24. Day 24 - Iguazú Falls

    Tour the Argentinian side of the falls. Board the ecological train and ride to the ‘Devil’s Throat’ viewpoint, one of the most spectacular views in Iguazú.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Iguazú Falls

    Tour the majestic Brazilian falls. Make your way up close to the base of the falls for outstanding views. This afternoon, take an exciting Macuco boat adventure.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  26. Day 26 - Iguazú Falls – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Fly 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, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Rio de Janeiro

    Tour Rio de Janeiro. Ride the cogwheel railway up Corcovado Mountain to the ‘Christ the Redeemer’ statue, then take the cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for amazing views of the city. You’re Invited: Visit the Sambadrome, the site of Rio Carnival where we try on some carnival costumes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  28. Day 28 - Rio de Janeiro

    Day free to explore Rio. This evening, feast like a local with a typical Brazilian Churrascaria.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - Depart Rio de Janeiro

    Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Chau!

    # Sambadrome maybe 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
  • Three night Amazon cruise
  • All on-tour flights as specified in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing by air conditioned coaches
  • Explore the Amazon, spot unique wildlife and learn about traditional cultures
  • Lima City Tour of colonial and modern Lima
  • Visit the Sacred Valley including the market town of Pisac, Ollyantaytambo fortress and a llama farm
  • See the fascinating agricultural terraces of Moray and the salt pans of Maras
  • Explore the famous Inca City of Machu Picchu on a guided tour
  • In Cuzco, marvel at the Incan, Spanish and modern architecture on a walking tour
  • Tour the floating Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca
  • Marvel at the one of deepest canyons in the world, Colca Canyon and visit Cruz del Condor
  • Buenos Aires city sights tour of the famed “Paris of the Americas”
  • Tour the “White City”, Arequipa
  • Undertake a guided walking tour of the Brazilian Falls and Argentinian Falls in Iguazú
  • Exciting Macuco Safari up close to Iguazú Falls
  • Rio de Janeiro city tour including Corcovado Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 49 superb meals including: 28 Full Breakfasts (FB), 5 Lunches (L), 12 Dinners (D) & 4 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Traditional Andean ceremonial dinner
  • Traditional Brazilian Churrascaria dinner in Rio de Janeiro

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
  • Tango show and dinner in Buenos Aires
  • Enjoy the Rio carnival spirit and try on some parade costumes at the Sambadrome

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