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Icons of South America

FROM $14,495

Sacred valleys and astonishing vistas:Journey through three countries that will fascinate with their rich history, beautiful environment and iconic cultures. You’ll be charmed and enchanted during your time in Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

  • DURATION 19 DAYS
  • TYPE SMALL LUXURY GROUP
  • OPERATES MARCH - NOVMBER 2017
  • DEPARTS Lima

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Lima

Welcome to colourful Peru. Start your journey into wonder with a two night stay at the luxurious Swissôtel Lima.

Stay: luxurious Swissôtel Lima

DAY 2 Lima > Sacred Valley

Fly to Cuzco then travel to the majestic Sacred Valley of the Inca’s.
Enrich: Marvel at the display of the ‘dancing’ Paso horses before a delicious Andean feast at Hacienda Huayoccari. Travel through the valley to your three night Special Stay at explora Valle Sagrado a former private hacienda transformed into an elegant sanctuary. (BLD)

Stay: Explora Valle Sagrado

DAY 3 Sacred Valley

With more than 20 small group activities on offer, all escorted by the exploration team and tailored to different lengths of time, pacing and modes of transport, you can choose the activity that best suits your style. From the interesting Inca Salt Pans to visiting colourful Pisac you will encounter the culture and history of the valley. (BLD)

Stay: Explora Valle Sagrado

DAY 4 Sacred Valleys

Another day of exploration awaits. Whatever activity you choose your senses will be awakened.
Sundowners: Celebrate with drinks and canapés accompanied by the soothing sounds of local musicians and a demonstration of the centuries old technique of the Chinchero village weavers. (BLD)

Stay: Explora Valle Sagrado

DAY 5 Sacred Valley > Machu Picchu

Travel through the picturesque fields on your rail journey to Machu Picchu then spend a full day at the ancient Inca site. Be amazed as your expert local guides share the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight relax in the charming Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel. (BLD)

Stay:  charming Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

DAY 6 Machu Picchu > Cuzco

Marvel at the spectacular views from the glass dome carriages on your rail journey through the incredible Andes.
Enrich: Visit a community school supported by Scenic and meet the teachers and pupils. Continue to the charming city of Cuzco and your luxurious hotel set in the heart of the historic centre. Your three night Special Stay at the Belmond Hotel Monasterio is sure to be a highlight. (BL)

Stay: Belmond Hotel Monasterio

DAY 7 Cuzco

The former capital of the Incan Empire, Cuzco is a city with incredible architecture. Uncover the history of this World Heritage-listed Site including the ruins of Sacsayhuamán fortress.
Freechoice Dining: Sample á la carte dining at El Tupay restaurant or at Cicciolina restaurant. Alternatively, at MAP Café and try the local delicacy or at Inka Grill sample a range of cuisine. (BD)

Stay: Belmond Hotel Monasterio

DAY 8 Cuzco

Freechoice: Take a walking tour of the local market followed by a cooking class or visit Chinchero village and enjoy lunch with a local family before watching a shaman’s ceremony. Alternatively, tour the hotel’s extensive art collection, guided by an expert historian. (BL)

Stay: Belmond Hotel Monasterio 

DAY 9 Cuzco > Lake Titicaca

Travel from Cuzco to Lake Titicaca on board the Andean Explorer, a full day’s rail journey traversing the high plains of the Andes Mountains. Libertador Lago Titicaca for an overnight stay. (BL)

Stay: Libertador Lago Titicaca

DAY 10 Lake Titicaca > Lima

Join your expert local guide on an excursion to the floating islands of the Uros communities. Be introduced to their quirky traditional lifestyle and take a ride on one of the reed boats. Fly to Lima for an overnight stay at the Swissôtel Lima. (B)

Stay: Swissôtel Lima.

DAY 11 Lima > Buenos Aires

Fly to Buenos Aires and transfer to your elegant hotel for a three night stay at the Sofitel Buenos Aires. (B)

Stay: Sofitel Buenos Aires

DAY 12 Buenos Aires

An elegant city with pockets of colourful character, discover the highlights and the hidden secrets of this famed ‘Paris of the America’s’. See the dusky pink Presidential Palace, visit soulful San Telmo and colourful La Boca.
Enrich: In a private house, meet some local dancers, learn about the culture of Tango and witness their elegant performance.
Freechoice Dining: Enjoy the Gala Tango show and dinner. Alternatively dine at a traditional steakhouse or dine on the special menu in the Le Sud restaurant. (BLD)

Stay: Sofitel Buenos Aires

DAY 13 Buenos Airesf

Freechoice: Discover the city’s famous faces or take a tour with a local artist to uncover the vibrant urban art scene. Alternatively take a walking tour to uncover some of the secrets of Argentinean cuisine. (B)

Stay: Sofitel Buenos Aires

DAY 14 Buenos Aires > Iguazú Falls

Fly to the magnificent natural wonder of Iguazú Falls. Discover the walkways across the top of the Argentinean falls where you will see the ‘Devil’s Throat’. Cross the border into Brazil for your two night Special Stay at the Belmond das Cataratas Hotel. As a guest of the hotel you will be able to experience the sun setting over the top of the falls without the public masses. (BD)

Stay: Belmond das Cataratas Hotel

DAY 15 Iguazú Falls

Enjoy a leisurely tour to discover the Brazilian Falls before the park gates open to the public. Be awed by the world’s largest volume waterfall. Continue with an exciting jet boat adventure and at Parque das Aves be amazed by the colourful rare birds. (BD)

Stay: Belmond das Cataratas Hotel

 

DAY 16 Iguazú Falls > Rio de Janeirot

Fly to the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro. A highlight will be your Special Stay at the famous Belmond Copacabana Palace. This elegant hotel provides the perfect place to spend your last three nights on this colourful continent. (B)

Stay: famous Belmond Copacabana Palace.

DAY 17 Rio de Janeiro

Discover the beating heart of this exotic city as you ride the cogwheel railway to the top of Corcovado Mountain to see the famous Christ the Redeemer statue.
Enrich: Meet your Samba dancer and enjoy a colourful Samba display. At Sugarloaf Mountain the cable car ride takes you to the top of the peak for sweeping panoramic views. This evening dine like a ‘carioca’ (local) and feast on a traditional churrascaria buffet dinner. (BLD)

Stay: famous Belmond Copacabana Palace.

DAY 18 Rio de Janeirofe

Freechoice: Discover the hidden secrets of Rio or visit Petropolis. Alternatively tour the favelas or visit Maracana Stadium for a behind the scenes tour.
Enrich: Farewell South America in the elegant Pérgula Restaurant as you share stories and tales of your adventure. (BD)

Stay: famous Belmond Copacabana Palace.

DAY 19 Rio de Janeiro

Say farewell as you transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport and though your journey has come to an end, rest assured – it won’t soon be forgotten. (B)

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