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Ultimate South America

  • Duration

    29 days
  • Tour Type

    Group Tour
  • Tour Style

    Go Beyond
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    £8,290pp
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The ultimate tour of South America, this all-encompassing journey will take you through the landscapes of Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil on an epic adventure.

Tour Highlights

Our Ultimate South America tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

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Authentic Experiences

Our Ultimate South America Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

  • Days 1-2

    Fly to Lima

    Days 1-2 Fly to Lima

    Welcome to Lima! You will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel. You have the rest of the afternoon to yourselves before a welcome dinner this evening. (D)

    • Dinner
  • Day 3

    EXPLORE LIMA

    DAY 3: EXPLORE LIMA

    Originally named the City of the Kings, Lima is rich in heritage, which you'll see for yourself today. Start in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic centre before stopping at several other of Lima's most famous sites. (B)

    • Breakfast
  • Day 4

    THE SACRED VALLEY

    DAY 4: THE SACRED VALLEY

    Fly from Lima to Cusco and transfer to Peru's famous Sacred Valley. On the way visit Pisac's colourful market, and enjoy lunch made from home-grown produce with the local community. The rest of the day is free. (B,L)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 5

    TRAIN TO MACHU PICCHU

    From Ollantaytambo, board the panoramic Vistadome train to travel through the mountainous landscapes to the small town of Aguas Calientes.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6

    MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO

    DAY 6: MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO

    This morning you will visit the world famous citadel of Macchu Pichu. A guided tour will give you some insight into the Inca Empire and an understanding of how its inhabitants lived many centuries ago. The tour includes up to four hours of sightseeing, plus some free time to explore on your own. Return to the village of Machu Picchu before riding the train back to Poroy followed by your transfer to Cusco. (B)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7

    CUSCO

    DAY 7: CUSCO

    Home to an incredible Incan legacy, Cusco has some of the richest heritage in Latin America and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour will include visits to the Plaza de Armas, once the heart of the Incan capital of Huacaypata; and Qoricancha, the temple of the sun. Head just out of town to the ruins of Sacsayhuaman and Puka Pukara, the ‘Red Fortess’. Spend the afternoon at leisure. (B)

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
  • Day 8

    TRAIN THROUGH THE ANDES

    DAY 8: TRAIN THROUGH THE ANDES

    Today take a train from Cusco to Puno. Journey through amazing Andean landscapes to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca, passing through the spectacular Peruvian highlands. The train has 4 dining cars, a bar car and an observation car. Along the way you will enjoy a gourmet lunch prepared with exquisite Andean ingredients and there will be music and dance shows on board. (B,L)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 9

    LAKE TITICACA

    DAY 9: LAKE TITICACA

    Leaving Puno today, travel to the lakeside town of Copacabana, Bolivia. Visit Copacabana Sanctuary, followed by a catamaran cruise across Lake Titicaca to Sun Island. Visit the Inti Wata Cultural Complex, and take a short trip on a huge traditional Titicaca reed vessel for your journey to Pikokaina Inca Palace. Cross the Strait of Tiquina before reboarding the Catamaran for the night. (B,L,D)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10

    TRAVEL TO LA PAZ

    DAY 10: TRAVEL TO LA PAZ

    Depart Lake Titicaca today for La Paz. Enjoy a walking tour of the city with a journey in a cable car for a bird's eye view of the capital. Continue on to the Moon Valley, an area of tall clay spires, formed by erosions of the mountains in the area. This day is at altitude. (B,L,D)

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
  • Day 11

    EXPLORE SALAR DE UYUNI

    DAY 11: EXPLORE SALAR DE UYUNI

    Fly to Uyuni today for a fascinating tour of the world-famous Bolivian Salt Flats. Start exploring straight away, visiting the Train Cemetery and Salt Museum before continuing to the ancient mummies of Tunupa Volcano. After, retire to your hotel – made entirely out of salt - where you will spend the night. (B,L,D)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12

    SALAR DE UYUNI

    DAY 12: SALAR DE UYUNI

    Spend a full day in the Salar de Uyuni, where depending on weather conditions, you'll visit either the local museum or view the Coquesa Mummies in a cave close to Tunupa Volcano. Later, enjoy a picnic on the salt flats. (B, L, D)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 13

    SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

    Today you will bid farewell to Bolivia and cross the Atacama Desert to reach San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. This day is at altitude. (B,L)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 14

    ATACAMA DESERT

    DAY 14: ATACAMA DESERT

    This morning, drive out into the otherworldly landscapes to visit the Salar de Atacama and the quaint desert village of Toconao. This afternoon, you’ll continue to Death and Moon valleys. (B,L)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 15

    EL TATIO

    DAY 15: EL TATIO

    Rise early and travel for around 2 hours deeper into the Atacama to visit El Tatio Geysers. Enjoy a guided walk amongst the mud craters and bubbling geysers. After, travel through the Andes Mountain Range to the small desert village of Machuca. Later this evening, take advantage of some of the darkest skies in the world and participate in a stargazing session whilst enjoying a glass of wine. (B)

    • Breakfast
  • Day 16

    EXPLORE SANTIAGO

    DAY 16: EXPLORE SANTIAGO

    Transfer to Calama to fly to Chile's capital city, Santiago. Discover this vibrant city, including visits to the Plaza de Armas and Cerro Hill. End the day with dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
  • Day 17

    VALPARAISO

    DAY 17: VALPARAISO

    Travel westwards out of the capital today for a full day's tour of Valparaiso, the bohemian port town. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valparaiso is a unique and delightful tangle, draped over a series of hills on Chile's coast. Explore this charming town on foot and by funicular, before returning to Santiago this afternoon. (B,L)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 18

    ACROSS THE ANDES

    DAY 18: ACROSS THE ANDES

    Bid farewell to Chile as you travel across the Andes to Argentina. Pass alongside Aconcagua (South America's tallest mountain) before arriving in Mendoza, home of Argentina's world-famous wine industry. (B,L)

    • Breakfast
  • Day 19

    MENDOZA WINE TOUR

    Take a relaxed city tour of Mendoza before enjoying an afternoon at leisure. (B)

    • Breakfast
  • Day 20

    MAIPU VALLEY

    DAY 20 MAIPU VALLEY

    Enjoy a full day tour of Maipu Valley, where you will taste some delicious local wines from the Malbec grape followed by a delicious lunch. (B,L)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 21

    BUENOS AIRES

    Take a morning flight to Argentina's flamboyant capital, Buenos Aires. The Paris of South America, Buenos Aires is a romantic and lively city. (B)

    • Breakfast
  • Day 22

    BUENOS AIRES

    DAY 22: BUENOS AIRES

    After breakfast, enjoy the irresistible combination of Latin flair and European elegance on a Buenos Aires city tour. Visit the vibrant districts of La Boca, San Telmo, Puerto Madero, Palermo and Recoleta. This evening sit down for dinner and an exciting tango show. (B,L,D)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 23

    THE PAMPAS

    Spend the day just outside the city on the vast, fertile grasslands known as the pampas, on a traditional estancia (ranch). Here you’ll get some insight into the life of folk heroes, the gaucho and after a typical Argentinian asado lunch, there will be a fun folklore show. (B,L)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 24

    IGUAZU FALLS

    DAY 24: IGUAZU FALLS

    Say farewell to Buenos Aires to board your plane over to Puerto Iguazu, the town closest to the incredible wonder that is Iguazu Falls. The incredible Iguazu Falls spans the border of Argentina and Brazil and features hundreds of rushing cascades, set in a lush rainforest scene. (B,D)

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
  • Day 25

    MEET THE MBORORÉ ALDEA PEOPLE

    DAY 25: MEET THE MBORORÉ ALDEA PEOPLE

    Spend the day on the Argentinian side of Iguazu falls, with a trip to the most impressive observation point – the Devil's Throat. Visit the Mbororé Aldea community this afternoon where you will learn about this ancient tribe's way of life. (B,D)

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
  • Day 26

    FLY TO RIO DE JANEIRO

    DAY 26: FLY TO RIO DE JANEIRO

    Cross the border to visit the Brazilian side of the falls, followed by a transfer to the local airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's 'Cidade Maravilhosa'. (B)

    • Breakfast
  • Day 27

    EXPLORE RIO

    DAY 27: EXPLORE RIO

    Today you willl experience many of Rio's most iconic sites including Mount Corcovado where Christ the Redeemer sits, Tijuca Forest, Urca neighbourhood and two cable car journeys to Sugarloaf Mountain. From here, you will be able to gaze down upon the city, Corcovado and the surrounding islands. (B,L)

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Days 28-29

    FLY RIO TO THE UK

    DAYS 28-29: FLY RIO TO THE UK

    Fly to the UK, arriving home the following day. (B)

    • Breakfast
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