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Essence of South America-22 Days/21 Nights –

Come along on this amazing escorted tour that takes you through the most unforgettable places in South America. Be captivated by Cuzco the capital city of the ancient Inca civilisation, the picturesque Sacred Valley, the memorable ruins of Machu Picchu and the beautiful Lake Titicaca.
Discover the witch’s market in La Paz before visiting Santiago, set amongst the Andes Mountains. Feel the rhythm of the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro,discover the magnificent Iguazu Falls, and enjoy the elegant cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires.
Choose from a range of optional pre and post tour extensions, including Galapagos Islands, the Amazon and Patagonia.

 

22 Day Escorted Tour of South America

Departure Dates 2018:  03 September (Sold Out), 08 October (Sold Out)

Departure Dates 2019: 11 March (Sold Out), 01 April, 07 October.

This tour can operate also as an independent weekly departure.

 

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    Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1 AUSTRALIA -SANTIAGO - LIMA
  • Day 2 LIMA -CUZCO-SACRED VALLEY (B)
  • Day 3 SACRED VALLEY (B, L)
  • Day 4 SACRED VALLEY - MACHU PICCHU (B, L, D)
  • Day 5 MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO (B)
  • Day 6 CUZCO (B)
  • Day 7 CUZCO - PUNO (B, L)
  • Day 8 PUNO (B, L)
  • Day 9 PUNO - LA PAZ (B)
  • Day 10 LA PAZ (B)
  • Day 11 LA PAZ - BUENOS AIRES (B)
  • Day 12 BUENOS AIRES (B)
  • Day 13 BUENOS AIRES (B)
  • Day 14 BUENOS AIRES - IGUAZU FALLS (B)
  • Day 15 IGUAZU FALLS (B)
  • Day 16 IGUAZU FALLS - RIO DE JANEIRO (B)
  • Day 17 RIO DE JANEIRO (B)
  • Day 18 RIO DE JANEIRO (B,D)
  • Day 19 RIO DE JANEIRO - SANTIAGO DE CHILE (B)
  • Day 20 SANTIAGO DE CHILE (B)
  • Day 21 SANTIAGO DE CHILE -AUSTRALIA (B)
  • Day 22 ARRIVING HOME
  • Pre & Post Tour Extensions Available
Day 1 AUSTRALIA -SANTIAGO - LIMA

Transfer to hotel

Transfer to hotel

Transfer to hotel

Day 2 LIMA -CUZCO-SACRED VALLEY (B)

Morning city tour of colonial and modern Lima. Transfer
to airport for your flight to Cuzco. Transfer to Sacred Valley.

Day 3 SACRED VALLEY (B, L)

Full day tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, including Ollantaytambo ruins and the colorful Pisac market. Overnight Overnight at hotel.

Day 4 SACRED VALLEY - MACHU PICCHU (B, L, D)

Train journey to Machu Picchu, 3hr comprehensive tour of the citadel and overnight.

Day 5 MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO (B)

Morning free to visit ruins. Return train and land transfer to Cuzco.

Day 6 CUZCO (B)

Half day city tour of some of the sites in and around Cuzco including the cathedral, Coricancha (the temple of the sun) and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman.

Day 7 CUZCO - PUNO (B, L)
Spectacular Peru Rail Titicaca train journey across the Altiplano Puno to the shores of Lake Titicaca.
Day 8 PUNO (B, L)

Full day tour of Uros and Taquille Island, to visit the communities that live on these reed islands.

Day 9 PUNO - LA PAZ (B)

Cross from Peru into Bolivia, via the lovely lakeside village of Copacabana, boarding a comfortable catamaran to begin the scenic crossing of the magical Lake Titicaca. Stop at the complex on Sun Island for an introduction to the mysterious Tiwanaku civilization on the way to La Paz.

Day 10 LA PAZ (B)

Half day city tour including the rock formations of Moon valley. . Learn about the local “Pacenos” customs and traditions including a trip to the local witchery market.

Day 11 LA PAZ - BUENOS AIRES (B)

Transfer to airport for flight to Buenos Aires . Transfer to hotel.

Day 12 BUENOS AIRES (B)

Half day tour of South America’s stylish 8 capital, Buenos Aires, whose architecture and boulevards are steeply influenced by a European heritage. Visit the bohemian street market of La Boca, the tango barrio of San Telmo and the famous Recoleta cemetery, home to the resting place of Eva Peron.

Day 13 BUENOS AIRES (B)

Day at leisure.

Dinner and Tango Show: Tango Porteno – Tonight you will experience one of the best Tango Show in Buenos Aires. You will be met at your hotel and transferred to Tango Porteno. After the dinner and show, you will be transferred back to you hotel.

 

Day 14 BUENOS AIRES - IGUAZU FALLS (B)

Transfer to airport for your flight to Iguazu Falls. Transfer to hotel.

The Iguazu Falls. This is the region of great rivers, humid tropics, red earth and magnificent jungle. Just 18kms from Puerto Iguazu you enter the National Park of the same name where the famous falls sit. The deep flowing waters of the river fall from heights of 70 metres through 275 falls spread over 2.7 kms. The frontier with Brazil goes through the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) where the falling water gives the illusion of magic rainbows. The national park is full of exotic subtropical vegetation which surounds the falls and has 2000 plant species – gigantic trees, ferns, lianas, orchids – 400 birds species – parrots, colibris, toucans – jaguars and yacares (caimans).
A visit to these falls is a truly unforgettable experience.

Day 15 IGUAZU FALLS (B)

Guided walk along the many trails on the Argentine side of the falls, including a small train journey to the impres- sive Devil’s Throat, the spectacular point through which the most water flows over this magnificent cascade.

Day 16 IGUAZU FALLS - RIO DE JANEIRO (B)

Tour to the Brazilian side of the falls for a panoramic view of the 275 falls spanning nearly 3 kilometres and running along the border of Brazil and Argentina.

Once you have finished your tour, you will be transferred to Foz Iguaçu airport (Brazilian side) for your onward flight.

Day 17 RIO DE JANEIRO (B)

Tour and cable car trip to one of the city’s favourite landmarks Sugar Loaf mountain, the famous granite and quartz peaks overlooking Guanabara bay for a fantastic view. Samba show and dinner.

Day 18 RIO DE JANEIRO (B,D)

Half day trip to the top of Corcovado mountain, catching a small train through the Tijuca forest before reaching the top to see the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.

Tonight you will enjoy a samba show and a barbecue dinner

Day 19 RIO DE JANEIRO - SANTIAGO DE CHILE (B)

 

Transfer to airport for flight to Santiago. Transfer to hotel.

Day 20 SANTIAGO DE CHILE (B)

Half day city tour of Santiago, dramatically set at the foot of the Andes mountains to discover the city’s many layers of cultural influence, visit “La Moneda” government house and try some pisco sour.

Day 21 SANTIAGO DE CHILE -AUSTRALIA (B)

Transfer to the airport for flight home.

Day 22 ARRIVING HOME

Arriving Home

Pre & Post Tour Extensions Available

*Prices can change on more than one factor such as accomodation, availability, etc.

Single Twin / Double  
01 Apr 2019 $12,514.00 $10,781.00 / person
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Single Twin / Double  
09 Sep 2019 $12,514.00 $10,781.00 / person
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Single Twin / Double  
07 Oct 2019 $12,514.00 $10,781.00 / person
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More About Essence of South America-22 Days/21 Nights –

Includes

  • International economy airfares ex MEL/BNE/SYD
  • All internal flights within South America
  • Accommodation in selected class hotels with private facilities
  • Meals as indicated (20 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners)
  • Return economy Vistadome train to Machu Picchu
  • First class catamaran journey across Lake Titicaca
  • Transport by air conditioned vehicles
  • Comprehensive sightseeing and excursions
  • Meeting service and airport transfers
  • English speaking local guides
  • Tour Escort (minimum 10 people)
  • Tipping

Excludes

• Air Taxes (taxes invoiced as tickets are issued – approx $1180p.p)
• Departure Taxes (paid locally at airports)
**Pre-extension to Amazon
**Pre-extension to Galapagos Islands
**Post tour extension to Patagonia

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