South America and Cruising the Cape

32 Days
Lima to Santiago
From (AUD)
$ 11,495
Dates & Pricing

2023 Lima > Santiago

Tour Map
Tour Code:
ESCC
Duration:
32 days
Departure City:
Lima
Return City:
Santiago

Selected Itinerary

32 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Lima, Peru

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

  2. Day 2 - 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 market town of Pisac.
    Two Night Stay: Sacred Valley 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Sacred Valley

    Enjoy a walking tour of Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the Americas. You’re Invited: Visit a community for the chance to meet the students and teachers at the local school.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

    Board the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Mystery still surrounds these well preserved ruins and 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

  5. Day 5 - Machu Picchu – Cuzco

    Spend the morning exploring the quaint town of Aguas Calientes or have a final visit to Machu Picchu (own expense) before re-boarding the Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo. Return by coach to Cuzco.
    Three Night Stay: Cuzco 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Cuzco

    Take a guided walking tour of the city of Cuzco, a World Heritage listed site. 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. Tonight, dine at a local restaurant that specialises in nouveau Andean cuisine.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Cuzco

    Today is free to explore Cuzco.

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    Explore Moray and Maras or indulge in an innovative Peru tasting tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Cuzco – Puno, Lake Titicaca

    Fly to Lake Titicaca and enjoy an excursion to the unique floating islands of Uros. Entire communities are built on these fascinating islands and your guide will introduce you to the unique lifestyle of the Uros.
    Overnight Stay: Puno

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Puno – Lima

    Soak up the surroundings before transferring to the airport for our flight to Lima.
    Overnight Stay: Lima

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Lima – Iguazú Falls

    Fly to the World Heritage listed Iguazú Falls. Set in a tropical jungle, the enormous river spills over towering cliffs to create a thunderous roar.
    Two Night Stay: Iguazú Falls 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Iguazú Falls

    Tour the Argentinian side of the falls. Board the ecological train and ride to the “Devil’s Throat” viewpoint. Gaze in awe at one of the most spectacular views that Iguazú has to offer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Iguazú Falls – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    This morning tour the majestic Brazilian falls. Make your way through the rainforest up close to the base of the falls for outstanding views. Fly to Rio de Janeiro and famous Copacabana Beach. Rio is a city full of life, colour and vibrancy mixed with beautiful tropical coastal scenery.
    Three Night Stay: Rio de Janeiro

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - Rio de Janeiro

    Tour Rio de Janeiro. Ride the cogwheel railway up Corcovado Mountain to the famous “Christ the Redeemer” statue, then take the cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for amazing views of the city. You’re Invited: Have some fun with a visit to the Sambadrome, the site of Rio Carnival where we try on colourful carnival costumes (Sambadrome may be closed due to Rio Carnival period). This evening, feast like a local with a typical Brazilian Churrascaria.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Rio de Janeiro

    Explore Rio at your own pace.

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    Take a historical downtown Rio tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - Rio de Janeiro – Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina, a country rich in history and culture. With a strong European influence, Buenos Aires is wonderful city to discover.
    Two Night Stay: Buenos Aires

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Buenos Aires

    Get acquainted with this city known as the “Paris of the Americas”. Visit the central square, Plaza de Mayo, travel through the charming streets of San Telmo which is the home of Tango, then down the colourful roads of La Boca. You’re Invited: This evening, have a taste of tradition with a tango show and dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Buenos Aires – 14 Night Cruise

    Transfer to the pier and board your luxurious Holland America cruise ship. Check into your comfortable ocean view stateroom (upgrade to verandah stateroom additional expense) and settle-in for an unforgettable voyage around Cape Horn and through the magnificent Chilean Fjords.
    Fourteen Night Stay: MS Westerdam †

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Buenos Aires

    Make use of the on board facilities or go ashore to make the most of your final day in Buenos Aires.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Montevideo, Uruguay

    Montevideo is a charming city with colonial customs, and the old town is a delight to explore. (shore excursions at own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - At Sea

    Relax as you cruise south towards the Falkland Islands.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - At Sea

    Continue to cruise south.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Falkland Islands

    Reach the remote Falkland Islands, a country with a long and fascinating history, unique culture and natural beauty. Weather permitting, we visit the capital Port Stanley, which is easily explored on foot. (shore excursions at own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Strait of Magellan

    Cruise back to the mainland and the spectacular Patagonian Argentina. The Strait of Magellan lies between mainland South America and the island of Tierra del Fuego. It is a narrow and important stretch of water and an important trade route.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Punta Arenas, Cockburn Channel, Beagle Channel & Glacier Alley

    Punta Arenas grew to prominence due to trade through the Magellan Strait. Today, it is the largest town in Southern Chile. Sail into the Cockburn Channel connecting the Strait of Magellan to the Beagle Channel, named after the HMS Beagle that carried Charles Darwin through this region and on to the Galápagos Islands. Finish the day cruising through Glacier Alley, an extraordinary piece of nature with numerous tongues of glaciers that snake down to the sea (shore excursions at own expense).

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Ushuaia

    The southernmost town in the world, where dominating peaks loom on three sides and the fourth opens to the Beagle Channel. Ushuaia is a quaint town perfect for exploring on foot.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Cape Horn

    Known as a landmark in cruising and navigation, Cape Horn is the most southerly mainland point in the world.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Canal Sarmiento

    Continue through the iconic and breath-taking scenery of the Chilean Fjords. Spend a glorious day cruising through Tierra del Fuego and the snow-capped peaks and ethereal blue glaciers of Canal Sarmiento. All kinds of marine animals live in this dramatic landscape.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Chilean Fjords

    Sail through the beautiful maze of islets known as the Chilean Fjords. Renowned as being some of the most spectacular in the world and rivalling those of Norway and Alaska, this region consists of a 1,000-mile maze of virgin-forested islands, glistening glaciers and beautifully sculpted mountains.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  29. Day 29 - Puerto Montt

    Puerto Montt is the gateway to the scenic Lakes District and contains a series of pine forests, icy lakes, hamlets and snow-capped volcanoes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  30. Day 30 - At Sea

    Spend the day cruising the coast of Chile reflecting on all the marvels you have seen.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  31. Day 31 - San Antonio – Santiago, Chile

    Disembark in the morning at San Antonio and bid farewell to your crew. Transfer to Valparaiso, a steep amphitheatre renowned for its brightly coloured residences and church steeples. UNESCO has declared it a World Heritage site. Ride one of the city’s many funiculars and take in the views. Make our way to Santiago, the country’s capital. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner.
    Overnight Stay: Santiago

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  32. Day 32 - Depart Santiago

    Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Chau!

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Evergreen Tours cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    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
  • 14 night South America cruise around Cape Horn and through the Chilean Fjords on board the ms Westerdam
  • All on-tour flights (as specified in the itinerarSightseeing by modern air conditioned coaches
  • 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 of the mysterious “Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu
  • Visit the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman
  • In Cuzco, marvel at the Incan, Spanish and modern architecture on a walking tour
  • Tour the fascinating 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 cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Buenos Aires city sights tour of the famed “Paris of the Americas”
  • Explore some of the most remote and spectacular lands in the world cruising
  • around Cape Horn and through the
  • Chilean Fjords

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 65 superb meals including: 31 Full Breakfasts (B), 13 Lunches (L), 19 Dinners (D) & 2 Highlight Dinners
  • Soak up the sultry tango while dining on a sumptuous meal
  • Traditional Brazilian Churrascaria dinner in Rio de Janeiro

YOU’RE INVITED
  • 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
  • Tango show and dinner in Buenos Aires

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