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This epic journey travels across seven
countries to explore South America’s
greatest cultural, historic and natural
wonders, including a cruise of the
Galapagos islands. The varied five-week
adventure starts in Rio, traverses
the width and length of this amazing
continent and finishes on the Caribbean
coast of Colombia.
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Fly to Rio via Madrid with Iberia. Stay at the
Windsor California (superior room) for 3
nights and visit the city's iconic sites. (B)
Fly to Iguazú for a 2-night stay at Mercure
Iguazú and explore both sides of the falls. (B)
Fly to Argentina’s vibrant capital and stay for
2 nights at the Recoleta Grand. Take a city tour or
add a day trip to Colonia in Uruguay. (B)
Fly to Mendoza in Argentina’s winelands for a
2-night stay at Huentala. Explore the city and
visit local vineyards for wine tastings. (B)
Fly to Santiago and visit its historic centre.
Stay 2 nights at the Hotel Plaza San Francisco.
Take an optional visit to a vineyard or pictureque coastal Valparaíso. (B)
Fly to La Paz, situated at 3,500 metres above
sea level. Stay 2 nights at La Casona. Take a
city tour and visit the Moon Valley. (B)
Travel by road to Huatajata and stay overnight at the Inca Utama Hotel on the shores of Lake
Titicaca. Discover the cultural heritage of the
local Aymara people. (B, L, D)
Journey by hydrofoil across the lake with stops
en route to visit the sacred Sun and Moon
islands. Overnight at the GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca in Puno. (B)
Fly or take a full-day train journey to Cuzco.
Transfer to the Sacred Valley for a 2-night stay.
Explore local markets and Inca ruins. (B)
Travel by train to Machu Picchu. Tour the ruins
and stay overnight at El Mapi. (B, L, D)
Option to revisit the ruins. Afternoon train to
Cuzco. Stay 2 nights at Casa Andina Premium
Cuzco and explore the ancient Inca capital. (B)
Fly to Lima for 2 nights at Casa Andina Premium
Miraflores. Uncover the city's colonial heritage
and try Peru’s culinary offerings. (B)
Fly to the port city of Guayaquil for an
overnight stay at Wyndham Guayaquil. (B)
Fly to the Galapagos islands for a 3-night cruise†.
Take small group excursions to different islands
with expert naturalist guides. (B, L, D)
Fly to the capital Quito and stay 2 nights at
Casona de la Ronda. Take a city tour and visit
the equatorial line monument. (B)
Fly to Bogotá for a 2-night stay at Novotel
Parque 93. Explore the historic centre and visit
the Gold and Botero museums. (B)
Fly to Cartagena on the Caribbean coast
and end your tour with a 3-night stay at Ananda.
Explore the beautiful walled city on foot. Take an
optional visit to the Rosario Islands. (B)
Fly to Bogotá, to connect with an overnight flight to Madrid, and on to London. (B) (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Entry fees at the Galapagos and
Iguazú / Iguaçu national parks are not included.
There are a number of
small, medium and large boats sailing around
the Galapagos islands with cruise durations
ranging from 3 to 14 nights. Please speak to one of our travel consultants to discuss the options.
It is possible to extend this trip
with additional time/explorations within
each country, to include Asuncion and/or the
Jesuit missions in Paraguay, or to take a ferry
from Buenos Aires to Colonia and Montevideo
in Uruguay. Accommodation upgrades are
To further discover South America and create a truly epic journey, head east off the beaten track to explore the little-visited Guianas. Alternatively, head north and explore the riches of Central America, Mexico and Cuba.
For inspiration please refer to the following private journeys: 'Splendours of Central America',
'Highlights of Mexico',
'Splendours of Cuba' and
'Discovering the Hidden Guianas'.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
Available on request.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
BAP2020: 33 Nights
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