Sample the cultural and scenic highlights of three of the most distinct countries in South America on this superb introductory tour. Explore sophisticated Buenos Aires, its underground secrets and the Argentinian grassland countryside; get a taste of Chile in its buzzing capital city, the winelands and the Pacific coast; then combine historic Lima with the Inca heritage of the Peruvian Andes.
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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Buenos Aires with British Airways. (N)
Morning arrival. Transfer to the Alvear Art Hotel for 3 nights. Afternoon at leisure. (N)
In the morning visit the elegant Recoleta and colourful La Boca districts, and travel back in time at the amazing underground tunnels of El Zanjon. Optional evening dinner and tango show. (B)
Full-day excursion into the Pampas. Visit the town of San Antonio de Areco, birthplace of the gaucho’s tradition, and its small museum, and relax at a traditional estancia (ranch) over a typical asado (barbecue lunch). (B, L)
Fly to Santiago and transfer to the coast and bohemian Valparaíso for a one-night stay at Hotel Acontraluz (upgrade to a sea-vew room from £65), in the heart of historic Cerro Alegre hill. (B)
Morning tour of the colourful port city with its distinctive funicular elevators and visit the eccentric house of Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda. Continue to the Casablanca Valley for a vineyard tour and wine tasting, and onto Santiago for 2 nights at the Hotel Plaza San Francisco. (B, L)
Half-day city tour of the historic centre and the Human Rights Museum to reflect on Chile’s past. Optional afternoon visit to the Sky Costanera viewing platform. (B)
Fly to Lima and transfer to Casa Andina Premium Miraflores for 2 nights. Morning tour of the highlights of this historic capital including Casa Aliaga, the oldest colonial mansion in the city. (B)
Fly to Cuzco in the Andes. Transfer to the Sacred Valley, visiting the indigenous village of Chinchero and the impressive Ollantaytambo Inca fortress en route. Overnight stay at Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley. (B)
Board the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu and take a guided tour of the magnificent ruined citadel. Stay at El Mapi Hotel for 1 night. (B, L, D)
Morning at leisure or further explore Machu Picchu (purchase ticket at time of booking). Afternoon train to Cuzco for a 2-night stay at Casa Andina Premium Cuzco. (B)
Half-day tour of the ancient capital of the Inca empire. Optional afternoon visit to nearby Sacsayhuaman fortress. (B)
Fly to London via Lima with British Airways, arriving the next day. (B) (N)
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.
March and November departures will return from Lima via Madrid.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits
you, for which guideline prices are shown.
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TLA2019: 12 Nights
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...
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...
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is the perfect place to explore, relax and unwind either...
The cosmopolitan capital of Chile is a buzzing metropolis set against the spectacular backdrop of the snow-capped Andes.