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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, 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 the spectacular Inca city. Stay at
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo 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 £105. (B, L, D)
Wake up to see sunrise over Lake Titicaca.
Travel by road to Huatajata in Bolivia visiting
Copacabana and its shrine en route. Discover
the cultural exhibition at the Andean Roots Eco
Village, see how reed boats are constructed
and meet a Kallawaya, a spiritual 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)
After breakfast take a hydrofoil cruise to the
Uros Iruitos floating reed islands and visit
the Quewaya Sustainable Project. Continue
overland to bustling La Paz and take an
afternoon tour of the city, including the
witches’ market and Moon Valley. Overnight at
the Hotel Europa. (B)
Fly to Buenos Aires, a city of grand architecture
and European influences. Transfer to the
Alvear Art Hotel for 3 nights. (B)
Morning city tour including a visit to the cathedral, La Boca district and the Recoleta cemetery. A day at leisure or take optional excursions. (B)
Fly to Iguazú and cross into Brazil for 2 nights
at the luxurious Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
within the park (upgrade to a deluxe falls-view
room from £275). Take a half-day tour of the
Argentinian side of the falls, including the
thundering Devil's Throat, and time at leisure to
explore the Brazilian park at your own pace. (B)
Fly to Rio, set among mountains, tropical forests
and golden beaches. Transfer to the stylish
Belmond Copacabana Palace (partial oceanview
room) for 2 nights. Upgrade to a deluxe
ocean front room from £75. (B)
Full-day tour of Rio de Janeiro, including Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountain. (B)
At leisure or optional excursions (day room use
from £85). Evening flight to London with British
Airways, arriving the following day. (B) (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Entry fees at Iguazú & Iguaçu National Parks are not included.
The 8 April 2020 departure will spend Easter Sunday at Machu
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.
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.
Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact
requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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GTA2020: 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
Located at an altitude of 3,310 metres, Cuzco is one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities in South America.
Located in the state of Paraná in southern Brazil, on the border between Argentina and...
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...