This tour focuses on South America's cultural and natural highlights, revealing the continent's diversity, and passing from high Andean scenery down to the thundering Iguazú Falls. Stop in buzzing cities along the way including Bolivia’s capital of La Paz, cosmopolitan Buenos Aires in Argentina and the exotic Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.
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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Lima with British Airways. Transfer to the Casa Andina Premium Miraflores for 2 nights. (N)
Morning tour of Lima, including the colonial centre and a stop at the historic Cordano tavern for a local pisco sour. (B)
Fly to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire. Transfer to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, via the local market in Pisac and Ollantaytambo Inca fortress. Stay at the Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley for 1 night. (B)
Take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu and explore this spectacular Inca city. Stay at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel for 1 night. (B, L, D)
Morning at leisure or further explore Machu Picchu (purchase tickets at time of booking). In the afternoon, return to Cuzco by train and stay 2 nights at the Casa Andina Premium Cuzco. (B)
Morning tour of Cuzco and San Blas. Afternoon at leisure or optional excursions. (B)
Take the Belmond Andean Explorer sleeper train across the altiplano (high plain) to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Enjoy majestic vistas from the stylish lounge car, stop by the archaeological site of Raqchi and watch the sunset at La Raya (the highest point of the route), where the snowcapped Andes tower over deep valleys. Dinner and overnight on board (bunk bed cabin – upgrade to a twin bedded cabin from £65). (B, L, D)
Wake up to see sunrise over Lake Titicaca. After breakfast, travel by road to Bolivia and take a boat across the lake to visit the floating reed islands and Sun Island en route. Continue to the bustling city of La Paz and stay 2 nights at the Hotel Europa. (B, L)
Morning tour of La Paz, including the witches’ market and Moon Valley. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Fly to Buenos Aires, a city of grand architecture and European influences. Transfer to the Brick Hotel Buenos Aires for 3 nights. (B)
Morning city tour including a visit to the cathedral, La Boca district and the Recoleta cemetery. (B)
At leisure or optional excursions. (B)
Fly to Iguazú and visit the Brazilian side of the park for panoramic views of the thundering cataracts. Return to the Argentinian side and stay for 2 nights at the Melia Iguazú (formerly Sheraton Iguazú Hotel) inside the park (upgrade to a falls-view room from £60). (B)
At leisure to explore the various nearby walkways and viewing platforms on the Argentinian side or take an optional boat ride on the river below. (B)
Fly to Rio, set among mountains, tropical forests and golden beaches. Transfer to the Copacabana beach for a stay of 2 nights at the PortoBay Rio Internacional (Superior partial ocean-view room). Upgrade to a partial or full ocean view room at the luxurious Belmond Copacabana Palace from £145. (B)
Full-day tour of Rio de Janeiro, including Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountain. (B)
At leisure or optional excursions (PortoBay day room use from £75). Evening flight to London with British Airways, arriving the following day. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is led in each destination en route by a local tour guide.
This tour includes some early morning starts and long days. Departures in March and November will fly to Lima via Madrid.
Entry fees at Iguazú and Iguaçu national parks are not included.
This tour is based in 4- and 5- star accommodation.
This itinerary can be taken privately, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call 020 3627 3097 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
The 21 March 2018 departure will spend Easter
Sunday in Buenos Aires.
The Belmond Andean Explorer train is the only luxury sleeper train in South America. Travelling between Cuzco, Lake Titicaca and onwards to Arequipa, the train offers stylish overnight cabins, three-course gourmet meals created with local ingredients and excursions to local sights with expert guides along the way. There is a choice of 1- or 2-night journeys in both directions.
Features: 24 en suite cabins, 2 dining cars, lounge car, observation car, spa car.
Cabin amenities: Bunk beds, twin or double (available in suites only), en suite bathroom facilities with a shower, small...
The Brick Hotel Buenos Aires is a stylish hotel set in the Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. The property boasts spacious lobby areas decorated with modern art and has many facilities including a popular restaurant offering gourmet food. Features: 175 rooms, restaurant, bar, sauna, indoor pool, fitness centre, Wi-Fi.Room amenities: Television, safe, air conditioning, radio,...
Occupying an 18th-century mansion, the Casa Andina Premium Cuzco (formerly Casa Andina Private Collection Cuzco) is located in the old, colonial part of Cuzco, beside Limacpampa Square and just a few blocks walk from the main square. The hotel's guestrooms combine traditional local furnishings with modern comforts and overlook picturesque courtyards. There is a central patio with fountain, a colonial bar and stylish restaurant decorated with traditional paintings.
Features: 93 rooms, restaurant, bar, massage room, ATM, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, safe, hairdryer, heating.
Please note, the hotel will be closed for renovations from 3 January to 11 July...
The Casa Andina Premium Miraflores (formerly Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores) is located in the heart of the Miraflores district of Lima, close to Kennedy Park. It is a medium-sized hotel with rooms decorated in a contemporary style with local Peruvian textiles and art.Features: 148 rooms, restaurant, cafe, swimming pool, gym, sauna, ATM, Wi-Fi.Room amenities: Television, safe, hairdryer, air conditioning, heating, coffee...
Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley (formerly Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley) is located near Yanahuara in the Sacred Valley, and is surrounded by Andean peaks. It is part of a small resort offering charming rooms, a restaurant with a local ambience, and a bar with an outside terrace where you can take in the sights and sounds of the Peruvian countryside.Features: 92 rooms, restaurant, lobby bar, fitness room, spa service, Wi-Fi.Room amenities: Television, heating, safe,...
The Hotel Europa is a modern hotel that is situated in the financial district of La Paz. It offers comfortable accommodation, a restaurant, cafe, piano bar, as well as a health club with a swimming...
Inkaterra Machu Picchu is situated in 13 acres of cloud forest garden beside the Urubamba River, a 5-minute walk from the station at Aguas Calientes. The hotel consists of 85 rooms in Andean village-style cottages nestled amidst the gardens and each accommodation offers spacious private bathrooms, phone and large beds. There is a restaurant with views over the river, a cafe & bar and a spa. The beautiful orchid gardens attract a variety of birds and butterflies, creating a tranquil atmosphere, and there is an small organic tea plantation. There are regular buses to the site of Machu Picchu, a journey of 30...
The Melia Iguazú (formerly Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa) is the only hotel located inside the Iguazú National Park on the Argentinian side of the falls. Some guestrooms offer a private balcony and a view of the spectacular waterfalls, while others overlook the tropical gardens. The hotel facilities include a restaurant and lobby bar with panoramic views, an outdoor pool and a spa.
Features: 176 guestrooms, restaurant, bar, 2 swimming pools, spa, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, safe, hair dryer, air conditioning,...
Porto Bay Rio Internacional is a 4-star hotel, ideally located close to the tourist attractions and shopping areas of Copacabana. With a waterfront setting, it offers magnificent views and direct access to the world-famous Copacabana beach. The surrounding area offers a rich variety of nightlife and entertainment. Facilities include a restaurant with panoramic views over Copacabana bay and a roof top...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
Relax at the end of your tour in the charming beach resort of Búzios, where first-class restaurants, chic shops and numerous sandy beaches with crystal-clear waters can be found.
Transfer to Búzios (approximately 2.5 hours) and stay for 3 or 4 nights at Vila d’Este (garden room). Upgrade to an oceanfront room from £65 per person or to Casas Brancas from £25 per person. (B)
Transfer to Rio de Janeiro for an overnight flight to London with British Airways.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
GTA2018: 16 Nights
Just wanted to let you know that we had the most fabulous holiday in Brazil and much of it was down to your careful planning and attention to detail.Miss Otway
The floating islands on lake titicaca were impressive. The views at Machu Piccu and Rio de Janerio were fantastic. Mrs Hilary Reid
Peru was definitely one of the highlights. On a tour such as the Grand Tour of South America there will be many highlights. One of the unexpected real highlights for me were the rail journeys in Peru. PeruRail are fantastic and the three rail journeys we took were amazing. Great fun, well organised and very good quality trains and staff. Mrs Claire Lawley-Woods
The trip to Machu Picchu was incredible. The time we had there gave us the opportunity to really get a feel for the place and take all the photos we wanted to. Ms Raffaella Facchini
Buenos Aires is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city that often feels more European than Sout...
Located at an altitude of 3,310 metres, Cuzco is one of the most beautiful and enchantin...
On approaching Iguazu Falls, a faint but thunderous roar can be heard and you will see a...
Lima lies on the Pacific coast and offers some of Peru's finest museums and monuments, a...
One of the new Seven Wonders of the World, the spectacular Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is situated at an altitude of 2,380 metres on...
Puno lies on the western shore of Lake Titicaca and is used as a base to visit the the...
Brazilians call Rio de Janeiro 'cidade maravilhosa', meaning 'the marvellous city', and...
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is the perfect place to explore, relax and unwind either...