South American Explorer with Amazon Lodge

Spend three extraordinary nights at Amazon Lodge, and take a guided walk through the rainforest and a boat ride along the river spotting for dolphins.

24 Days
Lima to Rio de Janeiro
From (AUD)
$ 10,995
Dates & Pricing

2019 Lima > Rio de Janeiro

Tour Map
Tour Code:
ESAL
Duration:
24 days
Departure City:
Lima
Return City:
Rio de Janeiro

24 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.
    Overnight Stay: Lima

  2. Day 2 - Lima - Iquitos

    Fly to the remote city of Iquitos. Journey up the river to your lodge and take a guided walk through the rainforest.
    Three Night Stay: Amazon Lodge

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Amazon Lodge

    Take a boat ride along the river spotting for dolphins. Visit an Indian village and learn of their culture. Then, take a walking excursion to a river community.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Amazon Lodge

    Walk the spectacular Canopy Walkway, then visit an Ethnobotanical Garden cultivated by a local shaman who will explain the uses of some of the plants.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Amazon Lodge - Lima

    Final morning excursion before flying to Lima.
    Two Night Stay: Lima

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  6. Day 6 - Lima

    Afternoon city tour of Lima visiting one of Lima’s ancient pyramids, the main plaza and Santo Domingo Church. You’re Invited: Take a guided tour of the Larco Museum. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional dinner at the museum.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  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 visit the market town of Pisac.
    Two Night Stay: Sacred Valley

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - 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

  9. Day 9 - 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

  10. Day 10 - Machu Picchu - Cuzco

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - 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

  12. Day 12 - 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

  13. Day 13 - 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

  14. Day 14 - Puno - Lima

    Fly to Lima.
    Overnight Stay: Lima

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  15. Day 15 - 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

  16. Day 16 - 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

  17. Day 17 - 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

  18. Day 18 - 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

  19. Day 19 - 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

  20. Day 20 - 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

  21. Day 21 - 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

  22. Day 22 - 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

  23. Day 23 - 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

  24. Day 24 - 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

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 lodge stay
  • All on-tour flights (as specified)
  • 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 Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman
  • Tour the Sacred Valley visiting the colourful market town of Pisac and a llama farm
  • Explore the imposing ruins of Ollantaytambo
  • Take the Vistadome Train to the famous Inca City of Machu Picchu and enjoy 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
  • Buenos Aires city sights tour of the famed “Paris of the Americas”
  • Guided walking tour of Iguazú Falls
  • Rio de Janeiro city sights tour including Corcovado Mountain and Sugarloaf Mountain

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 38 superb meals including: 23 Full Breakfasts (B), 2 Lunches (L), 1 Highlight Lunch, 9 Dinners (D) & 3 Highlight Dinners
  • Argentinian “parilla” BBQ lunch on a ranch
  • 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
  • Experience gaucho life in rural Argentina
  • Tango show and dinner in Buenos Aires
  • Try on some carnival parade costumes in Rio#

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