Grand South America
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lake Titicaca, Lake Titicaca/Puno, Uros, Puno, Santiago, Valparaiso, Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls, Iguassu, Rio de Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro
Andean peaks, lush rainforests and Incan ruins treat you to a mystical world of natural beauty, vibrant civilizations, other-worldly relics and colonial towns. From Machu Picchu to the thundering chasm of the Devil's Throat and Sugarloaf Mountain, you'll experience the best of South America.
Our prices start from11,966 LAND ONLY
23 Days • GUIDED • 48 MealsOperated Tour
- 22 nights accommodation
- Services of a Traveling Concierge
- All on-tour transportation and related fees, including on-tour flight
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Round-trip airport to hotel transfers (Restrictions apply)
- Airport transfers (Restrictions apply)
- 22 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 13 dinners
Day 1 - Arrive In Lima, Peru
Your complimentary, private transfer takes you to your local departure airport. Welcome to Peru! On arrival at Lima International Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your luxurious hotel in Miraflores. You can relax before meeting your travelling concierge for a welcome dinner, where you'll have the opportunity to get to know your fellow travelers over wine and dinner at Mayta with Chef Jamie Pesaque.
Day 2 - Lima City of The Kings
Experience the cultural metropolis of Lima through the eyes of a local expert. A mix of modern high rises and ancient temples, you'll delve into the history of the fascinating City of Kings. Explore the UNESCO-listed Historic Centre of Lima, view the cathedral, and visit the Monastery of San Francisco. A highlight lunch is served at Amoramar, in the trendy bohemian district Barranco. Visit the trendy Barranco district and the workshop of Víctor Delfín, one of Peru's leading artists best known for his monumental El Beso sculpture, or take a guided visit to MATE-Museo Mario Testino, created by one of the world's most influential photographers.
Day 3 - On To The Sacred Valley
Board your flight to Cusco and continue on to Peru's Sacred Valley. Visit the colourful market in the town of Chinchero. Afterwards, meet Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a Quechua scholar, director of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, and a recipient of a TreadRight Foundation grant. Learn about her mission to preserve traditional weaving techniques and how she has succeeded in bringing weaving once more to the forefront of her community. Later in the afternoon, check in to your luxurious spa resort.
Day 4 - Relaxed Start - Exploring The Sacred Valley
Visit the spectacular terraced salt pans where you will meet with a family member from the town of Maras, who will explain ancient salt mining techniques and have a chance to participate in the ancient tradition. The salt pans, dating back to Inca times, have been passed down through families for generations and today are maintained in much the same way as they were long ago. Dine the local way as you feast on a typical Peruvian meal, a caja china lunch of fresh vegetables and slow-roasted meats, all cooked in a wooden box. After lunch, witness a private Pachamama Ceremony, or "Payment to the Earth," as a local shaman performs the centuries-old ritual.
Day 5 - Journey to Machu Picchu
Today you'll visit the town of Ollantaytambo, a national archeological site set on the Urubamba River. Afterwards, board your first-class seats on the Vistadome train for your scenic journey to Machu Picchu village. Enjoy lunch at your rejuvenating resort followed by a guided exploration of its nature trails and fascinating cloud forest ecosystem. One for tea lovers, the afternoon will be spent discovering a working tea plantation, before viewing the world's largest private collection of indigenous orchids. In the evening, learn how to blend the perfect pisco sour before your dinner with wine at the hotel.
Day 6 - Mysterious Machu Picchu
No trip to Peru would be complete without visiting the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Pichu. With Luxury Gold, you'll arrive at this striking archaeological site before the crowds of day-trippers. Meet your local expert for a guided exploration through the enigmatic Lost City of the Incas, rediscovered only 100 years ago by archaeologist Hiram Bingham. See the great Temple of the Sun, Sacred Plaza and the Intihuatana, believed to be an ancient sun clock. In the afternoon, enjoy time to explore Machu Picchu at your leisure or return to town continue your afternoon there. After a full day of discovery, enjoy a delicious dinner with wine, where you can share stories of your day with fellow guests in the serenity of your tranquil hotel.
Day 7 - Relaxed Start - Return to Cusco
Bid goodbye to Machu Picchu as you travel to the Sacred Valley by train en route to Cusco. Stop for a traditional highlight lunch and savor a sumptuous Pachamanca Feast of Peruvian cuisine cooked underground. After lunch, get up-close to llamas, guanacos, alpacas and even the rare vicuñas before arriving at your hotel in Cusco.
Day 8 - Relaxed Start - Colonial Cusco
Join your local expert to explore Cusco, where you'll check out the "Temple of the Sun," Korikancha, the cathedral and the citadel of Sacsayhuaman. Shop like the locals do at the San Blas artisan center. Enjoy free time for shopping on the Plaza de Armas, where you can stock up on a few souvenirs. In the evening, enjoy a candlelit highlight dinner with wine at one of the city's most prominent culinary scenes, the MAP Restaurant in the central Museum of Pre-Colombian Art.
Day 9 - Lake Region Peru
Board your included flight to Juliaca and head to Sillustani to explore the impressive burial grounds. Afterwards, continue to Puno, nestled along the majestic shores of Lake Titicaca. Enjoy the sunsets on the lake while staying at the perfectly located GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca.
Day 10 - Islands of Lake Titicaca
Cruise Lake Titicaca to the Uros Floating Islands, where locals bundle reeds from the lake to build floating platforms, houses and canoes. On Amantaní Island, join the local community for a lunch of regional specialties. Afterwards, you can explore local handicrafts before returning to Puno, where you can relax this evening.
Day 11 - Puno, back to Lima
In the morning, visit the pre-Incan tombs of Sillustani. Depart your lakeside retreat and return to Lima. Savor a sensational highlight dinner with wine at Matria, where Chef Arlette Eulert Checa intrigues and delights with creative seasonal dishes that are in harmony with nature's offerings.
Day 12 - Fly To Santiago
Bid farewell to Lima as you fly to Santiago, Chile's capital and largest city. In the evening, enjoy a highlight dinner and get a taste of Chile.
Day 13 - The Sights of Santiago
Meet a local expert for an in-depth city exploration before sitting down to an included lunch. Your evening is at leisure.
Day 14 - Valparaiso And wine Country
Travel to the UNESCO-listed port of Valparaíso. Visit the boutique Kingston Family Winery in the Casablanca Valley for a local wine tasting. Return to Santiago for the evening.
Day 15 - Fly to Buenos Aires
Enjoy a leisurely morning before flying to Buenos Aires, where you'll spend the next couple of days. This evening, taste famed Argentinean beef, a local specialty, during a highlight dinner with wine at Piegari Carnes.
Day 16 - Relaxed Start - Beautiful Buenos Aires
Get to know Buenos Aires with a local expert as you explore the neighborhoods of Palermo, San Telmo and Recoleta. View the balcony made famous by Eva Peron, the former First Lady of Argentina, and walk the colorful streets of La Boca. Visit the Belle Époque Teatro Colón theatre and view its grand architecture. Experience an electrifying evening of live music, singers and dancers at Rojo Tango during your highlight dinner with wine.
Day 17 - Relaxed Start - Pampas, Estancias And Gauchos
Experience a traditional Argentinian Estancia. Get a taste of the life of an Argentinian gaucho, or cowboy as you are served a delicious asado highlight lunch.
Day 18 - The Falls Of Iguassu
Fly to Iguassu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Venture to the Argentinean side of the falls to see the unfathomable Devil's Throat with your local expert. Dinner is served at your luxurious resort, the only hotel inside the Brazilian Iguassu National Park, where you'll choose from a selection of traditional Brazilian barbecue or international cuisine.
Day 19 - Relaxed Start - The Great Waters
Wake up inside the park and beat the crowds. Join a local expert for a walk on the Brazilian side of the falls, where you'll witness panoramic views of San Martin Island and visit incredible Bird Park, which provides shelter for over a thousand birds, butterflies and reptiles from across South America.
Day 20 - Rio De Janeiro, city of Samba
Fly to vibrant Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your hotel on iconic Copacabana Beach, famous for its three-mile stretch of golden sand and bustling energy. Settle into the local way of life, with a highlight dinner at a traditional Brazilian steakhouse.
Day 21 - Relaxed Start - Farewell To Rio De Janeiro
Join a local expert on a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, for breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Savor a highlight lunch at Confeitaria Colombo, a century-old cafe in a lavish setting. Then, go behind the scenes of one of the most important theaters in Brazil with a private guided tour of Rio's Municipal theater.
Day 22 - Farewell to Rio De Janeiro
Join your local expert on a train ride up Corcovado Hill to Christ the Redeemer, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and modern wonder of the world. Toast your journey over a remarkable celebration dinner at the exceptional E'toile Restaurant, a French-Brazilian restaurant with breathtaking views of the ocean from the 26th floor.
Day 23 - Depart Rio De Janeiro
A private transfer will take you to the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, locally known as Galeao International. On arrival at your home airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your private transfer home.
2021 Tour Dates
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land, rail and on-tour flights only, based on March 19, 2021 travel date. International airfare is additional.
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