South American Journey

23 Days
Santiago to Lima
From (AUD)
$ 10,995
Dates & Pricing

2020 Santiago > Lima

Tour Map
Tour Code:
ESLA
Duration:
23 days
Departure City:
Santiago
Return City:
Lima

23 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Santiago, Chile

    Bienvenido! Welcome to Santiago, the capital of Chile. Located at the base of the Andes Mountains, this is the ideal South American city to start your journey. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, meet your Tour Director for a tour briefing.
    Two Night Stay: Santiago

  2. Day 2 - Santiago

    In the afternoon, take a guided tour of Santiago. Visit the central square or Plaza de Armas housing buildings such as the City Hall and Cathedral. See the impressive Moneda’s Palace which is the seat of the President of Chile. Be intrigued by the Central Market, then finish with a funicular ride up Cerro San Cristobal and enjoy magnificent views over the city and mountains.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Santiago – Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina, a country rich in history and culture. Buenos Aires is a sophisticated city with a strong European influence.
    Three Night Stay: Buenos Aires

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - 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

  5. Day 5 - 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

  6. Day 6 - 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

  7. Day 7 - 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

  8. Day 8 - 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

  9. Day 9 - Rio de Janeiro – Iguazú Falls

    Fly to the World Heritage listed Iguazú Falls. Set in a tropical jungle, an enormous river spills over towering cliffs to create a thunderous roar. Tour the majestic Brazilian falls and make your way through the rainforest and along walkways up close to the base of the falls for outstanding views.
    Two Night Stay: Iguazú Falls

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Iguazú Falls

    Tour the Argentinian side of the falls which 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. Feel the spray of the water and gaze in awe at one of the most spectacular views that Iguazú has to offer.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Iguazú Falls – Lima, Peru

    Fly to Lima, the capital of Peru. This bustling city, known as the “City of the Kings”, is rich in history and culture.
    Overnight Stay: Lima

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - 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

  13. Day 13 - 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

  14. Day 14 - 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

  15. Day 15 - 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

  16. Day 16 - 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

  17. Day 17 - 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

  18. Day 18 - Cuzco – Lima

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima.
    Overnight Stay: Lima

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  19. Day 19 - Lima – Iquitos

    Fly to the city of Iquitos. Journey up the river to your lodge and begin your jungle adventure.
    Three Night Stay: Amazon Lodge

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - 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

  21. Day 21 - 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

  22. Day 22 - Amazon Lodge – Lima

    Final morning excursion before transferring to the airport for your flight to Lima.
    Overnight Stay: Lima

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  23. Day 23 - Depart Lima

    Head to the airport for your onward flight. We look forward to welcoming you again. 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 or Amazon cruise
  • All on-tour flights as specified in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing by modern air conditioned coaches
  • Get acquainted with Santiago on a guided city tour including a funicular ride up Cerro San Cristobal
  • Buenos Aires city sights tour of the famed “Paris of the Americas”
  • Take the Vistadome Train to the famous Inca City of Machu Picchu
  • Rio de Janeiro city sights tour including Corcovado Mountain to see the famous “Christ the Redeemer” statue, and cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Undertake a guided walking tour of the Brazilian Falls and Argentinian Falls in Iguazú
  • Tour the Sacred Valley visiting the colourful market town of Pisac and a llama farm
  • Explore the quaint town and imposing ruins of Ollantaytambo
  • 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
  • Explore the Amazon, spot unique wildlife and learn about traditional cultures

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 34 superb meals including: 22 Full Breakfasts (FB), 2 Lunches (L), 8 Dinners (D) & 2 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Traditional Brazilian Churrascaria dinner in Rio de Janeiro
  • Soak up the sultry tango while dining

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