This journey covers the highlights of South America. Commence in Lima, travel into the depths of the Peruvian Amazon and explore the wilderness. Visit the remarkable Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Enjoy an overnight cruise on Lake Titicaca to Sun Island, continue to cosmopolitan Buenos Aires and onto Iguazu, with its awe-inspiring falls. A visit to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Rio de Janeiro, completes this experience.

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Explore the remote Peruvian Amazon rainforest and river and discover the extraordinary wildlife and wilderness.

Visit legendary Machu Picchu on an unforgettable train journey and enjoy a guided visit of the lost citadel.

Immerse yourself in the exotic romance of Buenos Aires and be absorbed by the rhythm of the tango at a show.

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Splendours of South America

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Day 1

Lima

Upon arrival in Lima, transfer to your hotel for the next two nights.

Day 2

Lima

Today you will enjoy a half day sightseeing excursion of colonial and modern Lima. Lima is a bustling, vibrant city with an interesting mix of traditional and modern day cultures. There are fascinating archaeological sites and museums just waiting to be explored. (B)

Day 3

Lima - Puerto Maldonado - Amazon Lodge

This morning board your flight to Puerto Maldonado. Once here your adventure begins as you travel by motorised canoe to your jungle lodge. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4

Amazon Jungle explorations

The next few days are yours to explore the vast Amazon rainforest and its unique and amazing wildlife. Enjoy dramatic scenery, indigenous cultures and flora and fauna that you won’t see anywhere else in the world.. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5

Amazon Jungle explorations

Discover the unique wildlife and amazing beauty of the Amazon. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6

Amazon Lodge - Cuzco

Fly to Cuzco where you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to acclimitise to the altitude. (B)

Day 7

Cuzco

Discover the enchanting city of Cuzco, the sacred capital of the Inca Empire. Visit the old town with its bustling plazas, markets and colonial churches before heading out to see the Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman. (B)

Day 8

Cuzco - Sacred Valley

Travel by road to the Sacred Valley to visit the famous market of Pisac and the Incan ruins of Ollantaytambo. You will spend the night in the Sacred Valley. (B)(L)(D)

Day 9

Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

Enjoy an unforgettable train journey to Machu Picchu. One of the crowning glories of the Inca civilisation and one of the most stunning archaeological sites anywhere in the world, Machu Picchu sits atop a mountain ridge overlooking the sacred Urubamba Valley. Join a guided visit of the lost citadel of the Incas. Overnight in a hotel in Aguas Calientes. (B)(L)(D)

Day 10

Machu Picchu - Cuzco

The morning is at your leisure to explore the town of Aguas Calientes. A second entrance ticket to Machu picchu can be pre-booked as an optional extra. Afterwards, return by train to Cuzco. (B)

Day 11

Cuzco - Puno

Travel by coach to Puno, enjoying the remarkable Andean scenery along the way. (B)

Day 12

Puno

Visit the man-made floating reed islands of the Uros Indians and explore Taquile Island where the islanders still live according to the traditional beliefs and traditions of their ancestors. (B)

Day 13

Puno - Lake Titicaca - La Paz

This morning you will board your catamaran for the overnight crossing of Lake Titicaca. Discover the legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire, Sun Island. (B)(L)(D)

Day 14

La Paz

Disembark the catamaran and journey by bus to your hotel in La Paz. (B)

Day 15

La Paz

Explore La Paz, one of the most authentic Andean cities, with its cobbled streets, and visit the cathedral, palace, San Francisco church and the fascinating witchcraft markets before continuing on to the Moon Valley with its spectacular rocky formations. (B)

Day 16

La Paz – Buenos Aires

Today you will fly to Buenos Aires where you will be transferred to your hotel. Explore this cosmopolitan city filled with colonial buildings, theatres, cafes and shops; all offering a unique atmosphere.  (B)

Day 17

Buenos Aires

Visit the Plaza de Mayo and the colourful quarter of La Boca. In the evening taste some of the best Argentine cuisine and be absorbed by the tango rhythm at a show. (B)(D)

Day 18

Buenos Aires

Enjoy wandering through the streest of Buenos Aires. Explore the cosmopolitan city filled with colonial buildines, theatres, cafes and shops, all offering a unique atmosphere. (B)

Day 19

Buenos Aires – Iguazu Falls

Fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu. Enjoy a visit to the Argentine Falls, which is almost twice the height of Niagara Falls. Spend two nights inside the park, enjoying all that the park has to offer. (B)

Day 20

Iguazu Falls

Visit the Argentinian side of the falls with its many walkways. (B)

Day 21

Iguazu Falls – Rio de Janeiro

This morning visit the Brazilian side of the falls with its panoramic views before continuing to the airport for your onward flight to Rio de Janeiro. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)

Day 22

Rio de Janeiro

Explore Rio’s four wonders in an open jeep ride and immerse yourself in this magnificent city visiting
Tijuca Forest, Corcovado, Sugarloaf and the Botanic Gardens. (B)

Day 23

Rio de Janeiro

A day at leisure to explore this vibrant city. There are is a huge selection of activities that are on offer, from taking a cooking class with a local or visiting a favels. See page 81 of our South America Tailor-made Collection for more details. Marvel at the spectacular views, feel the pulse of the local people and enjoy Rio’s nightlife. (B)

Day 24

Rio de Janeiro

Your journey ends with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

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