See a tango show in Buenos Aires
|Prices for twin-share||Prices for Singles|
|from £6295||from £7595|
Return scheduled flights from London Heathrow
All flights within South America (between Santiago and Lima)
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19 nights in premium accommodation
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Day 1 Depart London Heathrow on your flight to Santiago.
Day 2 Santiago (Chile)
On arrival in Santiago, the vibrant Chilean capital, be met and transferred to your hotel, followed by a guided sightseeing city tour taking you to Santiago’s lively and historic central square, the Plaza de Armas. This evening, meet fellow travellers and your Travelmarvel Tour Director at a Welcome Reception. 2 Nights: Santiago, Atton Vitacura
Day 3 Santiago, Valparaíso BL
Travel to the picturesque port city of Valparaíso, enjoy a sumptuous lunch and a tour of the World Heritage-listed town centre, then take a drive up the hills and see the stunning vistas of the bay and the colourful city below. Return to Santiago and enjoy the evening at leisure to explore the city at your own pace.
Day 4 Santiago, Buenos Aires (Argentina) BD
Depart Santiago and fly to the lively city of Buenos Aires in Argentina. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. A Taste of Buenos Aires – this evening, you’ll enjoy an authentic Argentinian dinner while watching an exhilarating tango performance, a fine tradition of passionate music and movement. 3 Nights: Emperador Hotel Buenos Aires
Day 5 Buenos Aires B
Today’s wonderful sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires begins at the Avenida de Mayo, an avenue that connects with the city’s main downtown square, the Plaza de Mayo. See the pink Casa Rosada (Government House), the city’s cathedral and the Cabildo, Buenos Aires’ first city hall. Like a Local - visit Café Tortoni, a famous literati coffeehouse that dates back to 1858. Indulge in freshly brewed coffee and delicious Spanish delicacies. Afterwards, visit San Telmo, the city’s oldest barrio (district). Later, explore the Italian-influenced barrio of La Boca and its famously colourful pedestrian street, the Caminito. Then travel along Avenida 9 de Julio, the widest avenue in the world and visit La Recoleta Cemetery. This evening is free for you to further explore.
Day 6 Buenos Aires B
Armed with the insight provided by your Travelmarvel Tour Director, today is yours to explore fascinating Buenos Aires independently. Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps head to the island town of Tigre and cruise over the waterways of the Paraná Delta. Or enjoy a fun Tango dance class. You may prefer to visit an estancia (ranch), for a full-day adventure featuring horseback riding, folk music and lunch. Alternatively, take a leisurely tour of the Teatro Colón (Opera House), which is acoustically, considered to be one the world’s best concert.
Day 7 Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) B
Morning at leisure to explore Buenos Aires as you please. Later, fly to Rio de Janeiro, where you have the chance to dine at one of Rio’s many superb restaurants. 3 Nights: Rio de Janeiro, Windsor Excelsior Hotel
Day 8 Rio de Janeiro BD
Soak up Rio de Janeiro’s unique vibe with most of the day at leisure. Lapped by deep blue ocean, flanked by mountains and lush rainforest, and drenched with white-sand beaches, life here pulsates to an intoxicating rhythm. Later, embark on a romantic sunset cable car ride to the majestic peak of Sugarloaf Mountain, where sublime vistas await. A Taste of Rio de Janeiro – head for Porcão Rio’s steakhouse to sample Brazil’s national cocktail, the Caipirinha, before enjoying a delicious Brazilian BBQ as you gaze out across beautiful Guanabara Bay, backdropped by Sugarloaf Mountain. Enhance Your Journey: Today, perhaps join us for a leisurely tour through the local favelas (shanty towns) set within the rich barrio (district) of São Conrado. During the tour you’ll see the local area and gain an insight into the way of life. Or, set off on an enthralling guided tour of some of Rio’s most significant historical sights.
Day 9 Rio de Janeiro B
After breakfast at your hotel, head to Corcovado, a mountain that is famous for its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. As the largest Art Deco statue in the world, standing at 30 metres tall, upon viewing this wonder you’ll understand why it has become an icon for both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. While here, visit the astonishing statue and travel to the platform at its peak for stunning views over downtown Rio de Janeiro, Sugarloaf Mountain, Copacabana Beach and much more. The rest of the day is yours to relax or further explore this vibrant city. Enhance Your Journey: Tonight, you may like to experience Rio’s nightlife or take in a spectacular samba show.
Day 10 Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls (Brazil & Argentina) BD
Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu Falls, a system of 275 falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil. Experience the majesty of Brazil’s World Heritage-listed Iguassu National Park at your leisure. You might like to walk through subtropical rainforest and take in a breathtaking panoramic view of all 275 falls. Later, cross into the Argentinian side.
Enhance Your Journey: Board an exciting speed boat ride safari and learn about the flora and fauna of this spectacular region. 2 Nights: Iguassu Falls, Hotel Bourbon Cataratas
Day 11 Iguassu Falls B
On the Argentinian side, take the Rainforest Ecological Train through forest to a series of walkways and viewing points, including one that leads to the 82 metre-high Devil’s Throat falls. This is the largest and most spectacular of the region’s waterfalls.
Day 12 Iguassu Falls, Lima (Peru) B
Enjoy a leisurely morning today. Later, fly from Iguassu Falls to Lima. Enhance Your Journey: See the native bird species at Parque das Aves or visit Itaipu Dam, the world’s largest dam. Overnight Lima, Casa Andina Select Miraflores
Day 13 Lima, Cusco, Chincheros, Sacred Valley B
Depart Lima this morning and fly to the World Heritage-listed city of Cusco, the former capital of the Incan Empire. On arrival, travel by coach through Cusco to Chincheros, a city located in the stunning Andean highlands. Like a Local – during a traditional weaving demonstration, see how the colourful materials of South America are created by local people and learn of their importance in preserving ancient traditions. Enjoy dinner at your leisure tonight. Special Stay – soak up the ancient Andean atmosphere and relax at the premium Sol y Luna Hotel. 2 Nights: Sacred Valley, Sol y Luna Hotel
Day 14 Sacred Valley BL
Explore the Sacred Valley, starting with a visit to the markets of Pisac, a hilltop handicraft village located near various Incan ruins. A Taste of the Sacred Valley – visit the home of a local family to sample a typical Andean home-cooked meal. This is a unique opportunity to interact on a cultural level with the people of Peru. Your sightseeing in the Sacred Valley then continues with a visit to the Ollantaytambo archaeological site, a former ancient Incan royal estate located near the town of Cusco. Afterwards, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to continue exploring at your own pace.
Day 15 Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu BD
Like a Local – this morning, board PeruRail’s Vistadome train and admire the mountainous Andean landscape outside your large panoramic windows as you head to Machu Picchu, some 2,400 metres above sea level. During your journey, delight in countless opportunities to capture brilliant photos of the magical scenery. On arrival at the ruins, you’ll set out on a locally guided tour of the Lost City of the Incas, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and the most familiar icon of the Inca Empire. Machu Picchu was built around 1450, at the height of the Inca Empire, and abandoned just over 100 years later. The site remained undiscovered in modern times until the American historian, Hiram Bingham, brought it to international attention in 1911. Today, it is a World Heritage-listed site and the most familiar icon of the Inca World. After your time here, return to town and check in to your charming hotel. Overnight at Aguas Calientes, El MaPi Hotel
Day 16 Machu Picchu, Cusco B
As you wake this morning, you’ll realise just how incredibly close you are to the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. During this morning at leisure, you may wish to revisit Machu Picchu. Later, re-board PeruRail’s Vistadome train for your return journey through the Peruvian Andes back to Cusco. Relax on board as you take in the beautiful Andean landscapes. On arrival, check in to your hotel and the evening is then yours to spend at leisure. Perhaps use this time to discover the local cuisine at a nearby restaurant or simply unwind at your hotel. 2 Nights: Hotel Novotel Cusco
Day 17 Cusco BD
A guided walking tour through Cusco this morning will take you to the square in the city’s historic heart, the Plaza de Armas. During your tour, you’ll visit the sacred site of Koricancha and the beautiful Baroque church of Santo Domingo. Both fascinating sites provide insight into the unique fusion of ancient Andean and Western European culture. As you wander through Cusco’s narrow cobblestone streets, be sure to stop and take the time to examine the walls. At the bottom you’ll notice remnants of Incan-built buildings, consisting of large stones perfectly fitted without the use of any grout. It is truly something to behold. Following free time to explore, you’ll enjoy a delicious Peruvian dinner and a traditional folklore show at the Tunupa Restaurant Bar and Grill this evening.
Day 18 Cusco, Lake Titicaca BL
This morning, take a coach to the city of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Along the way, you’ll stop at the small town of Andahuaylillas, known for a picturesque chapel that is often referred to as the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Andes’ due to its impressive frescoes. During your journey, you’ll also make a stop for a hearty buffet lunch. On arrival in Puno, check in to your hotel, located in front of Lake Titicaca. Enjoy time at leisure this evening to relax by the shores of this sacred lake or to familiarise yourself with the area. 2 Nights: Puno, Hotel Jose Antonio
Day 19 Lake Titicaca BD
Set on the border of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is situated at 3,800 metres above sea level, making it the highest altitude lake in the world. Lake Titicaca is considered a sacred place for Incan civilisations, as it is said in Incan mythology that the first Inca king, Manco Capac, was born here. Like a Local – after breakfast this morning you’ll set off on a cruise over the lake to the remarkable home of the Uros people – who live on a group of more than 40 man-made islands created from floating reeds. On this unforgettable trip, you’ll enjoy an insight into the Uros’ unique way of life and experience the spectacular scenery that characterises the region. In the evening, return to your hotel for a delicious dinner.
Day 20 Lake Titicaca, Lima BD
After flying back to Lima this morning, enjoy a guided tour of the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima. A Taste of Lima – this evening, indulge in a special Farewell Dinner at Restaurant Huaca Pucllana, set within the ruins of an archaeological compound built between 200 and 700 AD. As you dine, take in your stunning surrounds and enjoy amazing views of a colourfully illuminated adobe pyramid, as well as digs and walls of the complex. Overnight Lima, Casa Andina Select Miraflores
Day 21 Depart Lima B
After breakfast this morning, your holiday concludes as you are transferred to the airport for your flight to the UK.
Day 22 Arrive London
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Hike the Famous Inca Trail - The more adventurous can replace Day 15 touring with an eight-hour hike to Machu Picchu, before rejoining the group for dinner at your hotel. Revisit Machu Picchu the next morning for your guided tour. Must be pre-booked.
|Santiago||Atton Vitacura||2 nights|
|Buenos Aires||Emperador Hotel Buenos Aires||3 nights|
|Rio de Janeiro||Windsor Excelsior Hotel||3 nights|
|Iguassu Falls||Hotel Bourbon Cataratas||2 nights|
|Lima||Casa Andina Select Miraflores||1 night|
|Sacred Valley||Sol y Luna Hotel||2 nights|
|Aguas Calientes||El MaPi Hotel||1 night|
|Cusco||Hotel Novotel Cusco||2 nights|
|Puno||Hotel Jose Antonio||2 nights|
|Lima||Casa Andina Select Miraflores||1 night|
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