Splendours of South America

On this 18 day Splendours of South America journey, visit the site of the famous Rio Carnival and dine like a local at a traditional Brazilian Churrascaria.

18 Days
Santiago to Cuzco
From (AUD)
$ 8,495
Dates & Pricing

2020 Santiago > Cuzco

Tour Map
Tour Code:
ESSL
Duration:
18 days
Departure City:
Santiago
Return City:
Cuzco

18 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 in?uence.
    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 at your own pace.

    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, 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. This afternoon is free.
    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

    After a relaxing morning, tour the majestic Brazilian falls. Make your way through the rainforest and along walkways for outstanding views This evening fly to Lima, the capital of Peru. This bustling city, known as the “City of the Kings”, is rich in tradition 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,  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 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 community for 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

    Take a guided 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 monastery tour or indulge in a Peru tasting tour. (additional cost)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Depart Cuzco

    Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. We hope you enjoyed your visit to South America and look forward to welcoming you back on another Evergreen cruise or tour. 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
  • 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”
  • 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 that demonstrates traditional weaving
  • Explore the quaint town and imposing ruins of Ollantaytambo
  • Rio de Janeiro city sights tour including Corcovado Mountain to see the famous “Christ the Redeemer” statue, and cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain
  • Take the Vistadome Train to the famous Inca City of Machu Picchu
  • 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

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 24 superb meals including: 17 Full Breakfasts (FB), 5 Dinners (D) & 2 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Soak up the sultry tango while dining on a sumptuous dinner with Argentinian wine
  • Traditional Brazilian Churrascaria dinner in Rio de Janeiro

YOU’RE INVITED
  • Experience the rich culture of Buenos Aires by taking in a tango show while dining on local cuisine and sipping a glass of wine
  • 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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