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Lead Price
From £4795pp
Duration
18 days & 16 nights
Itinerary Type
Group Tour
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Grand Tour of South America

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.
Dates and prices

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Lima, Peru
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Fly to Lima, Peru

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Lima with British Airways. Transfer to the Casa Andina Premium Miraflores for 2 nights. (N)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Lima
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Lima

Morning tour of Lima, with a stop at the historic Cordano tavern for a welcome pisco sour drink. (B)

DAY 3: Fly to Cuzco - Sacred Valley
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Fly to Cuzco - Sacred Valley

Fly to Cuzco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire. Transfer to the Sacred Valley, via the indigenous village of Chinchero and Ollantaytambo Inca fortress. Stay at the Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley for 1 night. (B)

DAY 4: Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu

Take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu and explore the spectacular Inca city. Stay at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo for 1 night. (B, L, D)

DAY 5: Cuzco
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Cuzco

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)

DAY 6: Cuzco
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Cuzco

Morning tour of Cuzco and San Blas. Afternoon at leisure or optional excursions. (B)

DAY 7: Luxury Train to Puno
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Luxury Train to Puno

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 and watch the sunset at La Raya (the highest point of the route). Dinner and overnight on board (bunkbed cabin). Upgrade to a twin-bed cabin from £125. (B, L, D)

DAY 8: Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
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Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Wake up to see the sunrise over Lake Titicaca. Travel by road to Huatajata in Bolivia visiting Copacabana and its shrine en route. See the cultural exhibition at the Andean Roots Eco Village, discover how reed boats are constructed and meet a spiritual Kallawaya healer. Stay overnight at the Inca Utama on the shores of the lake and observe the southern constellations from the hotel’s astronomical observatory. (B, L)

Accommodation: Inca Utama Hotel
DAY 9: Uros Iruitos - La Paz
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Uros Iruitos - La Paz

Take a hydrofoil cruise to the Uros floating reed islands and visit the Quewaya Sustainable Project. Continue overland to bustling La Paz for an afternoon tour of the city, including the Witches’ Market and Moon Valley. Overnight at the Atix Hotel. (B)

Accommodation: Atix Hotel
DAY 10: Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fly to Buenos Aires, a city of grand architecture and European influences. Transfer to the Alvear Art Hotel for 3 nights. (B)

Accommodation: Alvear Art Hotel
DAY 11: Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires

Take a morning city tour, including the cathedral, La Boca district and the Recoleta Cemetery. (B)

Accommodation: Alvear Art Hotel
DAY 12: Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires

Day at leisure or take optional excursions (B)

Accommodation: Alvear Art Hotel
DAY 13: Fly to Iguazú
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Fly to Iguazú

Fly to Iguazú and stay for 2 nights at the Gran Meliá Iguazú within the park (upgrade to a falls-view room from £145). Take a half-day tour of the Brazilian side of the falls for panoramic views. (B)

Accommodation: Gran Melia Iguazú
DAY 14: Iguazú
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Iguazú

Day at leisure to enjoy the various nearby walkways on the Argentinian side. (B)

Accommodation: Gran Melia Iguazú
DAY 15: Fly to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Fly to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fly to Rio, set among mountains, tropical forests and golden beaches. Transfer to the Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana (deluxe city view room) for 2 nights. Upgrade to a deluxe ocean front room from £85. (B)

DAY 16: Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro

Full-day tour of Rio de Janeiro, including Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain and enjoy a farewell drink. (B)

DAY 17: Depart Rio de Janeiro
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Depart Rio de Janeiro

At leisure or optional excursions (day room use from £95). Evening flight to London with British Airways. (B)

DAY 18: Arrive Home
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Arrive Home

Arrive in London. (N)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Coast-to-coast, multi-country experience
  • Overnight stays at Machu Picchu & inside Iguazú National Park
  • Luxury sleeper train journey across the altiplano
  • Visit the floating islands of Lake Titicaca & stay on its shore
  • Upmarket beach hotel in Rio de Janeiro

Important information

Locally escorted tour
This tour is led in each destination by a local tour guide.
*Easter departure
The 27 March 2024 departure will spend Easter Sunday at Machu Picchu.
Itinerary
This tour includes some early morning starts and long days. The flight to Lima is currently via Madrid.
Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. So, should you want to spend longer in a particular location, or add another experience or destination, we can make all the arrangements for you. Please contact our travel specialists for guideline prices.
Guaranteed departures
Where a tour date shows ‘Guaranteed departure’, this tour is guaranteed to run. For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.
Dates and prices
Unless otherwise stated, the tour prices and upgrade supplements are all per person in pound sterling, based on two people sharing a twin/double room. The online price is a guideline price; your final quote may differ due to flight availability, and you may be asked to pay a flight supplement.

What's included

  • Small group size - average 16 people (max 20)
  • 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • International flights with British Airways
  • Internal flights
  • Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local tour guides in each destination
  • 15 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 2 dinners
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Porterage at airports and stations
  • Easter departures
  • Welcome dinner & farewell drink

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Private journey option: guideline prices

Low season from £5,795 | Guide price month: March

High season from £5,995 | Guide price month: April - October

Single supplement on request

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