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Lead Price
From £9995pp
Duration
35 days & 33 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Ultimate South America

This epic journey travels across seven countries to explore South America's greatest cultural, historic and natural wonders, including a cruise of the Galápagos 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.

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Fly to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fly to Rio via Amsterdam with KLM. Stay at the Windsor California (superior room) for 3 nights. (B)

Accommodation: Windsor California
DAY 2: Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro

Visit the city’s iconic sites including Corcovado and Sugar Loaf mountain. (B)

DAY 3: Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro

At leisure or take optional excursions. (B)

DAY 4: Iguazú
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Iguazú

Fly to Iguazú for a 2-night stay at Mercure Iguazú. (B)

DAY 5: Iguazú Falls
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Iguazú Falls

Explore both the Argentinian and Brazilian side of these magnificent falls. From Iguazú, it is possible to add a side-trip into Paraguay, to visit the Jesuit missions and Asuncion, and fly from there on to Buenos Aires. (B)

DAY 6: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fly to Argentina’s vibrant capital and stay for 2 nights at the Intersur Recoleta. (B)

DAY 7: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Take a city tour or add a day trip to Colonia in Uruguay. (B)

DAY 8: Mendoza
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Mendoza

Fly to Mendoza in Argentina’s winelands for a 2-night stay at Huentala. (B)

DAY 9: Mendoza
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Mendoza

Explore the city and visit local vineyards for wine tastings. (B)

DAY 10: Santiago, Chile
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Santiago, Chile

Fly to Santiago and stay 2 nights at the Pullman Santiago El Bosque. (B)

DAY 11: Santiago, Chile
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Santiago, Chile

Visit the historic centre on a half-day tour. Take an optional visit to a vineyard or picturesque coastal Valparaíso, or extend your time in Chile with a stay in the winelands. (B)

DAY 12: La Paz, Bolivia
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La Paz, Bolivia

Fly to La Paz, situated at 3,500 metres above sea level. Stay 2 nights at La Casona. (B)

DAY 13: La Paz, Bolivia
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La Paz, Bolivia

Take a city tour and visit the Moon Valley. (B)

DAY 14: Lake Titicaca
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Lake Titicaca

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)

Accommodation: Inca Utama Hotel
DAY 15: Puno, Peru
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Puno, Peru

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)

Accommodation: Hotel Lago Titicaca
DAY 16: Cuzco • Sacred Valley
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Cuzco • Sacred Valley

Fly or take a full-day train journey to Cuzco. Transfer to the Sacred Valley for a 2-night stay. (B)

DAY 17: Sacred Valley
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Sacred Valley

Explore local markets and Inca ruins.

DAY 18: Machu Picchu
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Machu Picchu

Travel by train to Machu Picchu. Tour the ruins and stay overnight at El Mapi. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: El MaPi
DAY 19: Cuzco
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Cuzco

Option to revisit the ruins. Afternoon train to Cuzco. Stay 2 nights at Casa Andina Premium Cuzco. (B)

Accommodation: Casa Andina Premium Cuzco
DAY 20: Cuzco
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Cuzco

Take a half-day tour of the ancient Inca capital. (B)

Accommodation: Casa Andina Premium Cuzco
DAY 21: Lima
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Lima

Fly to Lima for 2 nights at Casa Andina Premium Miraflores. (B)

DAY 22: Lima
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Lima

Take a tour to uncover the city’s colonial heritage and try Peru’s culinary offerings. (B)

DAY 23: Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Guayaquil, Ecuador

Fly to the port city of Guayaquil for an overnight stay at Wyndham Guayaquil. (B)

DAY 24: The Galápagos
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The Galápagos

Fly to the Galápagos islands for a 3-night cruise. Take small group excursions to different islands with expert naturalist guides. (B, L, D)

DAY 25: The Galápagos
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The Galápagos

Take guided walks and panga rides to discover unique wildlife including land iguanas, giant tortoises and boobies. (B, L,D)

DAY 26: The Galápagos
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The Galápagos

Take guided walks and panga rides to discover unique wildlife including land iguanas, giant tortoises and boobies. (B, L,D)

DAY 27: Quito
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Quito

Fly to the capital Quito and stay 2 nights at Casona de la Ronda. (B)

DAY 28: Quito
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Quito

Take a city tour and visit the equatorial line monument.(B)

DAY 29: Bogotá, Colombia
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Bogotá, Colombia

Fly to Bogotá for a 2-night stay at Novotel Parque 93. (B)

Accommodation: Novotel Bogota Parque 93
DAY 30: Bogotá, Colombia
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Bogotá, Colombia

Explore the historic centre and visit the Gold and Botero museums. (B)

Accommodation: Novotel Bogota Parque 93
DAY 31: Cartagena
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Cartagena

Fly to Cartagena on the Caribbean coast and end your tour with a 3-night stay at Hotel Santa Catalina. (B)

Accommodation: Santa Catalina Hotel
DAY 32: Cartagena
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Cartagena

Take a tour to explore the beautiful walled city on foot. (B)

Accommodation: Santa Catalina Hotel
DAY 33: Cartagena
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Cartagena

Day at leisure or take an optional visit to the Rosario Islands. (B)

Accommodation: Santa Catalina Hotel
DAY 34: Fly home via Amsterdam
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Fly home via Amsterdam

Fly overnight via Amsterdam to London. (B)

DAY 35: Arrive London
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Arrive London

Arrive 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

  • Visit 7 countries in 35 days
  • Vibrant cities of Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires & Santiago
  • Magnificent Andean scenery & winelands
  • Ancient sites of Peru including Cuzco & Machu Picchu
  • Natural wonders of the Galápagos & Iguazú Falls
  • Explore colonial Quito & Cartagena
Low Season
From £9,995 per person
High Season
From £10,295 per person

What's included

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable except at Iguaçu/ Iguazú.
  • Stay in 4- & 5- star accommodation

Important information

Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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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 enquire online.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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