South American Experience

This three-week itinerary from the Pacific to the Atlantic includes the highlights of the Inca Empire in Peru and travels across Lake Titicaca into Bolivia before taking in the Iguassu Falls on the way to Rio de Janeiro. We call it a South American Experience.

 

Highlights: Cuzco – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Lake Titicaca – Buenos Aires – La Paz – Iguassu Falls – Rio de Janeiro

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ITINERARY:

DAY 1:

Your holiday begins as you fly to Lima, where on arrival you will be met and driven to your hotel. Lima is our gateway to the marvels of Peru and you won’t have much time to explore the city.

DAY 2:

Transfer back to the airport in time for your flight over to Cuzco. On arrival you will be met and driven to your hotel in the Sacred Valley. Afternoon tour of Ollantaytambo.

DAY 3:

In the morning enjoy a short excursion to the salt pools at Maras which have been used since pre-Inca times. Optinal excursions and activities that can be arranged for the afternoon include a trip to the local markets, a zipwire adrenaline experience or a visit to one of the social projects supported by the Latin America travel industry.

DAY 4:

Travel by train from Ollanta station to Aguas Calientes and by bus to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the site. Overnight at a hotel in the local village or at the only hotel next to the ruins. We can arrange a 4-6 hour trek to take in the last part of the traditional Inca Trail to arrive at Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate.

DAY 5:

Free morning to return to Machu Picchu or to explore the market in the local village. Afternoon train back to the Sacred Valley with onward transfer by road to your hotel in Cuzco.

DAY 6:

Half-day guided city tour of Cuzco, the capital of the Inca empire.  The amazing fortress of Sacsayhuaman which overlooks the city is a particular highlight. Afternoon at leisure.

DAY 7:

Travel to Lake Titicaca on board the luxury Andean Explorer train. Onwards transfer from the station to your hotel.

DAY 8:

Full day excursion out on the picturesque Lake Titicaca, travelling to the Uros Islands and then to either Taquile or Amantani.

DAY 9:

Full day’s spectacular journey from Puno to reach La Paz, travelling via Copacabana, the Island of the Sun and across Lake Titicaca. Upon arrival in La Paz you will be transferred to your hotel. Welcome to Bolivia!

DAY 10:

Morning half day city tour of La Paz. Gain a special insight into the city with the help of a shoe-shiner who will guide you throughout parts of the itinerary. The tour then continues over to the Moon Valley. Afternoon at leisure.

DAY 11:

Transfer to La Paz International Airport in time for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Welcome to Argentina!

DAY 12:

Buenos Aires city tour, including the Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo and La Boca before continuing to the Puerto Madero docklands. The tour ends at the elegant district of Recoleta.

DAY 13:

Day at leisure in Buenos Aires. Please let us know if you would like us to arrange any particular excursions or activities such as a day trip to across the border to Colonia in Uruguay.

DAY 14:

Fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu on the Argentine side of the border with Brazil. Arrival transfer from the airport to your hotel on the Brazilian side, via a visit to the Iguazu Falls.

DAY 15:

Free day to explore the Brazilian side of the falls. Please let us know if you would like us to book a tour of the impressive Itaipu Dam.

DAY 16:

Fly from Iguazu to Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon tour to the fantastic Sugarloaf mountain.

DAY 17:

Half day excursion to Corcovado and the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer, which stands at 38 metres tall.

DAY 18:

Transfer to Angra Dos Reis, Buzios or to Ilha Grande for a few days of relaxation at the end of your South American Experience.

DAYS 19-21:

Days at leisure on the beach for you to relax and unwind at the end of your South America holiday. Option to explore secluded bays and islands.

DAY 22:

Your holiday concludes as you are transferred to Rio International Airport in time to check in for your transatlantic flight home.

The above sample South America holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.

Hotels

We offer a range of accommodation from three star standard hotels to five star luxury so please chat to our staff for informed advice and expertise to discuss arrangements for your tailor-made South America holiday.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your South America Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample South America holiday are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in your tailor-made South America holiday.

Duration of your South America Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample South America holiday but have fewer days to spend, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote for your tailor-made South America holiday together with  links to hotel websites, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the programme until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from your tailor-made South America holiday.