South America Unveiled

From the famous Christ the Redeemer statue to Machu Picchu, this 25 day South America Unveiled Tour is filled with both beautiful and historical delights.

25 Days
Quito to Rio de Janeiro
From (AUD)
$ 13,995
Dates & Pricing

2019 Quito > Rio de Janeiro

Tour Map
Tour Code:
ESAG
Duration:
25 days
Departure City:
Quito
Return City:
Rio de Janeiro

25 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Quito, Ecuador

    Bienvenido! Welcome to Quito, the capital of Ecuador that sits right on the equator. You will be met and transferred to your hotel.
    Two Night Stay: Quito

  2. Day 2 - Quito

    Take a walking tour of the colonial centre of Quito. Make our way to the middle of the world to put one foot in both the northern and southern hemisphere, then visit the Intiñan Museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Quito – Galápagos Islands

    Fly to the Galápagos Islands for a cruise through one of the world’s most unique environments. Journey to volcanic islands and sandy beaches, and provide up close encounters with friendly wildlife. Sailing schedule varies depending on your vessel and local conditions.
    Four Night Cruise: Coral I or II

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - 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 glass bottom 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

  5. Day 5 - 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 glass bottom boat tours to discover the unique landscapes and wildlife.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - 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 glass bottom boat tours to discover the unique landscapes and wildlife.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Galápagos Islands - Lima, Peru

    Farewell this natural wonderland and fly via Guayaquil to Lima, Peru, home of ancient civilizations, rich cultures, majestic ruins, snow-capped mountains and fertile jungle.
    Overnight Stay: Lima

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  8. Day 8 - Lima – Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco, the ancient Inca capital. Drive to the Sacred Valley, stopping off at Awana Kancha llama farm, then visit the market town of Pisac.
    Two Night Stay: Sacred Valley

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Sacred Valley

    Walking tour of Ollantaytambo. You’re Invited: Then, visit a local community and meet the students and teachers at the school.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - 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

  11. Day 11 - Machu Picchu - Cuzco

    Ride Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo, then coach to Cuzco.
    Three Night Stay: Cuzco

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - 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

  13. Day 13 - Cuzco

    Today is free to explore fascinating Cuzco.

    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

  14. Day 14 - Cuzco - Lake Titicaca

    Fly to Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the Inca Empire. Enjoy an excursion to the floating islands of Uros which are made of the hollow totora reeds allowing them to float. Entire communities are built on these fascinating islands.
    Overnight Stay: Lake Titicaca

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Puno - Lima

    Fly to Lima.
    Overnight Stay: Lima

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Lima – 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.
    Three Night Stay: Buenos Aires

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  17. Day 17 - Buenos Aires

    Tour this beautiful city visiting the central square, Plaza de Mayo. Drop in to a traditional café before travelling through San Telmo and down the colourful roads of La Boca. Finish at Recoleta Cemetery, an amazing above ground cemetery. You’re Invited: This evening, soak up a tango show accompanied by a sumptuous dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Buenos Aires

    Free day 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

  19. Day 19 - Buenos Aires – Ranch visit

    You’re Invited: Drive to an Argentinian ranch or “estancia”. Here you will learn about their famous cowboys or “gauchos”. Explore the ranch,  then feast on a traditional “parilla” or BBQ lunch.
    Overnight Stay: Campana

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Buenos Aires – Iguazú Falls

    Fly to Iguazú Falls. Set in a tropical jungle, the falls spill over towering cliffs to create a thunderous roar.
    Two Night Stay: Iguazú Falls

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  21. Day 21 - 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 that Iguazú has to offer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Iguazú Falls – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Cross the border into Brazil and make your way up close to the majestic Brazilian falls for outstanding views. 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

  23. Day 23 - 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: Visit the Sambadrome, the site of Rio Carnival where we try on some carnival costumes #

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  24. Day 24 - Rio de Janeiro

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

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Depart Rio de Janeiro

    Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Chau!

    # Sambadrome may be closed due to Rio Carnival period.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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