Grand South America

Grand South America

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Grand South America

23 Days Starting in Lima, Peru and ending in Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Visiting: Lima, Basílica and Convent of San Francisco, Lima, Casa Diez Canseco, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Saqsaywaman, Juliaca, Sillustani, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Santiago de Surco, Santiago, Valparaíso, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro, Sugarloaf Mountain

Tour operator:

Luxury Gold

Tour code:

NALLM19

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

18 - 22

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Please advise request

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Luxury, Small Group

Activities:

Walking

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Tour Overview

Set out on the grandest of South American tours as you discover Lima, the City of the Kings, explore the salt pans of the Sacred Valley and see the mysterious Machu Picchu up close, with an expert-led tour of the lost city before it opens to the crowds. Cruise Lake Titicaca to the Uros Floating Islands, where locals collect reeds to create their floating homes and pause in the Casablanca Valley for a wine tasting at the boutique Kingston Family Winery. In Buenos Aires, take in the balcony made famous by the former First Lady of Argentina, Eva Peron, and adventure onwards to the thundering cascades of Iguassu Falls. Across the Brazilian border in Rio de Janeiro, dial down the pace with cocktails on Copacabana Beach and an authentic lunch at a local churrascaria, a traditional Brazilian steakhouse and quintessential Brazilian experience.

Highlights

  • Lima: Take a guided visit of the Monastery and its catacombs and Visit the historic Torre de Tagle Palace and the Central Reserve Bank museum.

  • Cusco: Visit the ruins of Tambo Machay and enjoy a leisurely 3.7 mile (6 km) downhill walk back to Cusco as you pass the ruins of Puca Pucara and Quenguo.

  • Ollantaytambo: Join a local expert and visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo. See the magnificent views of the ruins on the side of the cliffs above the Urubamba river.

  • Machu Picchu: Experience Machu Picchu with a Local Expert. You’ll learn about Machu Picchu’s history and the use of each section of including ceremonial, storage, agriculture, temples, astronomical, and observatory as well as the possible reasons why the Incas left Machu Picchu.

  • Lake Titicaca: Visit the Uros Floating Islands to learn about the lifestyle and customs of the local people and enjoy lunch with this community that bundles reeds from the lake to build floating platforms, houses and canoes.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Lima, Peru
Location: Lima
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: JW Marriott Lima (Ocean View Room).
Meals Included: Dinner

Journey by private transfer to the JW Marriott Hotel Lima where your ocean view room waits. Tonight, savor the culinary art of chef Jaime Pesaque at SAPIENS to begin your Peru luxury tour.

Day 2 : Lima, City Of The Kings
Location: Lima, Basílica and Convent of San Francisco, Lima, Casa Diez Canseco, Lima
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: JW Marriott Lima (Ocean View Room).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Discover Lima’s top sites including the Cathedral, Government Palace, Archbishop`s Palace and the City Hall. Enhance your tour and choose to visit the San Francisco Monastery and its catacombs or the Historic Torre de Tagle Palace and the Central Reserve Bank Museum. Afterwards, step inside the historic Casa Aliaga, one of the oldest houses in Lima and in the Aliaga family since 17 generations. A fresh seafood lunch awaits before visiting Barranco, the bohemian heart of Lima where many of the country's foremost artists, musicians, photographers and designers live and work. Pause at the Bridge of Sighs which has inspired poets and songwriters before you’re treated to an exclusive VIP visit to the home and workshop of renowned Peruvian sculptor and painter, Victor Delfin.

Day 3 : On To The Sacred Valley
Location: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Tambo del Inka
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Quechua scholar Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez shares the history and culture of traditional Peruvian Cusqueñan textile weavers at the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco in the heart of the Sacred Valley.

Day 4 : Exploring The Sacred Valley Relaxed Start
Location: Sacred Valley
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Tambo del Inka
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

A local salt miner shares ancient salt mining techniques, passed down through generations. Uncover more of Peru’s past dining on a caja china lunch before a local shaman welcomes you to the Sacred Valley at a traditional blessing ceremony.

Day 5 : Journey To Machu Picchu
Location: Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo (Superior Deluxe Room).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Board the panoramic Vistadome train for your journey to Machu Picchu, pausing for lunch above the Vilcanota River followed by a guided walk through the lush and enchanting cloud forest. Learn the art of tea making at a working tea plantation or view the world’s largest private collection of indigenous orchids.

Day 6 : Mysterious Machu Picchu
Location: Machu Picchu
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo (Superior Deluxe Room).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arriving at the enigmatic Machu Picchu, your Local Expert paints a picture of Incan history on the Temple of the Sun, Sacred Plaza and the Intihuatana. Feast on an Andean lunch, then soak in grand views of Machu Picchu or return to the Pueblo for a twilight nature walk showcasing sacred Pre-Inca pictographs.

Day 7 : Return To Cusco Relaxed Start
Location: Machu Picchu, Cusco
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Palacio del Inka a Luxury Collection (Suite with oxygen).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

A traditional Pachamanca feast of Peruvian cuisine cooked underground will transport you back to pre-historic times. Get up close to the local wildlife and bask in views from San Cristobal before checking in to your five-centuries-old mansion in Cusco.

Day 8 : Historical Cusco Relaxed Start
Location: Cusco, Saqsaywaman
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Palacio del Inka a Luxury Collection (Suite with oxygen).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Step into the past at Cusco’s ruins of Sacsayhuman. Then, curate your day: Return to Cusco and visit San Blas church and the surroundings of this fascinating arty neighborhood of Cusco. After San Blas, continue to San Pedro market for some local shopping and insight in Peruvian produce. Or, ascend the ancient hilltop to the furthest ruin, Tambo Machay. From here walk around 6km / 3.7miles, passing Puca Pucara and Qenquo ruin sites on a beautiful walk downhill back to Cusco. You will end up in the San Blas district.

Day 9 : Lake Region Of Peru
Location: Cusco, Juliaca, Sillustani, Puno
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: GHL Lago Titicaca Puno.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take your time in the sacred burial grounds of Sillustani. Reach Puno, for your stay GHL Hotel Lago Titicaca on the private island of Esteves, where you are treated to a lakeside sunset.

Day 10 : The Floating Islands Of Lake Titicaca
Location: Puno, Lake Titicaca, Puno
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: GHL Lago Titicaca Puno.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

A private cruise of Lake Titicaca with your Local Expert showcases the incredible man-made Uros Floating Islands made entirely of reeds. On Amantani Island, join a local family for a farm-to-table lunch and stroll among the ancient ruins and terraced hillsides offering views across the water.

Day 11 : Puno, Back To Lima
Location: Puno, Lima
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: JW Marriott Lima (Ocean View Room).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Return to Lima for your stay at the JW Marriott Hotel Lima in the vibrant Miraflores District. Savor a sensational dinner at Matria, where chef Arlette Eulert Checa intrigues and delights with creative seasonal dishes.

Day 12 : Fly To Santiago
Location: Lima, Santiago de Surco
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Singular Santiago Lastarria .
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Bid farewell to Limabound for Santiago, Chile's capital and largest city, arriving at The Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel. Sip on a cocktail at the ninth floor Sky Bar or soak in views from the elevated terrace, the Parque Forestal, before a dinner of Chilean specialties.

Day 13 : The Sights Of Santiago
Location: Santiago
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Singular Santiago Lastarria .
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Discover the sites of Santiago from San Francisco Church and the Santa Lucia Hill to the bustling Plaza de Armas, Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral and San Cristóbal Hill to indulge in 360-degree views of the city. Enjoy a local Chilean seafood lunch

Day 14 : Valparaiso And Wine Country
Location: Santiago, Valparaíso, Santiago
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Singular Santiago Lastarria .
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Savor the best of Chilean wine country at the coastal towns of Viña del Mar, “Garden City,” and UNESCO-listed port of Valparaíso. Relish seaside breezes over lunchand treat your palate to Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and one of the best-rated Pinot Noirs in Chile paired with a traditional empanadas at Kingston Family Vineyard.

Day 15 : Fly To Buenos Aires
Location: Santiago, Buenos Aires
Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel
Accommodation Name: Alvear Palace Buenos Aires (Palace Premier Room).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

After your morning flight to Buenos Aires an eight-course dining experience at El Fogon Asado awaits before a luxurious stay at Alvear Palace Hotel in the stylish neighborhood of La Recoleta.

Day 16 : Beautiful Buenos Aires
Location: Buenos Aires
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Alvear Palace Buenos Aires (Palace Premier Room).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Your Local Expert guides you through Buenos Aires’ Palermo, San Telmo and Recoleta neighborhoods and shows off the iconic balcony made famous by Eva Peron. Take in the grand architecture of the Belle Époque Teatro Colón opera house before an evening of captivating music and dance at Rojo Tango.

Day 17 : Pampas, Estancias And Gauchos
Location: Buenos Aires
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Alvear Palace Buenos Aires (Palace Premier Room).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Delve into the world of “gauchos,” South American cowboys, visiting a traditional “estancia” ranch enjoying a guided horseback ride, gaining insight into the traditions or joining a guided tour for a window into life on a working ranch. Conclude the day entertained by a show of horsemanship skills and folk music paired with a succulent asado lunch and traditional mate tea.

Day 18 : The Falls Of Iguassu
Location: Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Belmond das Cataratas Iguassu (Superior Room).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Experience nature’s grandeur at the Argentinean side of Iguassu Falls with your Local Expert where winding catwalks lure you to the rushing waters of Devil's Throat’s waterfall. Your luxurious resort – the only one inside the Brazilian Iguassu National Park – is a welcome respite.

Day 19 : The 'Great Waters' Of Iguassu Falls
Location: Iguazu Falls
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Belmond das Cataratas Iguassu (Superior Room).
Meals Included: Breakfast

A Local Expert shows off the Brazilian side of the falls showcasing panoramic views of San Martin Island and rushing waterfalls. Visit the fascinating Bird Park that provides a shelter to many of South America’s birds, reptiles and butterflies.

Day 20 : Rio De Janeiro, City Of Sea And Samba
Location: Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Belmond Copacabana Palace Rio de Janeiro (Deluxe Ocean View Room).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Jet off to Rio de Janeiro, the 'Marvelous city,' where your ocean view room in one of South America’s most iconic hotels awaits. The golden sands of iconic Ipanema Beach and Copacabana Beach are just steps away.

Day 21 : Exploring Rio De Janeiro
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Belmond Copacabana Palace Rio de Janeiro (Deluxe Ocean View Room).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Reach the great heights Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car for unparalleled views of the city’s peaks, bays and beaches. Dine like the locals at a classic Brazilian steakhouse before visiting the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil and Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading.

Day 22 : A Farewell To Rio De Janeiro
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Belmond Copacabana Palace Rio de Janeiro (Deluxe Ocean View Room).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Take a stunning train ride to the top of Corcovado Hill’s Christ the Redeemer statue and learn the history behind Bossa Nova on an exclusive walk with local guitarist, music aficionado and studio owner Cecelo Frony. Celebrate your grand journey with an unforgettable meal at the French-Brazilian restaurant l E'toile.

Day 23 : Depart Rio De Janeiro Departure Flight
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Meals Included: Breakfast

After one last decadent breakfast of your Lima to Rio de Janeiro luxury tours, your private transfer will take you to the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in itinerary.

  • Additional Services

    Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Complimentary airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

  • Fully Guided

    You will be escorted by one of our fine Travel Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.

  • Meals

    As detailed in itinerary.

What's Not Included

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  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    Ensure you have a valid passport for all the countries you will visit or travel through; many countries require your passport to be valid for a longer period than the length of your stay (usually a minimum of 6 months), so check what applies to your itinerary. You might also need to obtain visas (depending on your nationality). Talk to your Embassy if you are unclear about what documentation you require. It is a good idea to have copies of your passport details, insurance policy, visas and credit card numbers, keeping them separate from the originals and perhaps leaving an additional copy with someone at home.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    A max size of group is 22 guests.

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Each guest can bring a single bag measuring no more than 77.5cm (30.5in) x 56cm (22in) x 32cm (12.5in) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs. (23kg). You can also bring one hand luggage bag that is no bigger than 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Hand luggage cannot have wheels or a telescopic handle. If you wish to bring a second item of luggage, please request this at time of booking. Additional charges will apply.

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in itinerary.

  • What is the tipping policy?

    Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, English speaking tour guide on this tour.

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Complimentary airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Absolutely! We are very selective in who we work with and choose to only use hotels that take the health and well-being of our guests as seriously as we do and agree to meet expected guidelines and specifications. We only work with establishments that we are confident will consistently adhere to our standards.

  • Which countries does Luxury Gold visit?

    We offer incredible luxury trips in Europe, North America, South America, Hawaii, South-East Asia, the Indian sub-continent (including India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka), Australia and New Zealand.

  • What other modes of transport does Luxury Gold use?

    A Luxury Gold tour will include touring on high-speed trains, alpine cable cars, hydrofoils, river cruisers and horse-drawn carriages, in addition to our high-deck luxury coaches with extra legroom.

  • Who travels with Luxury Gold?

    We are delighted to welcome guests who have a shared love of travel, adventure, entertainment and exploration. A mix of solo travellers, couples, and groups of friends and family join us from all over the English-speaking world.

  • What is the role of the Well-Being Director?

    Working closely together with your Travelling Concierge, the Well-Being Director* will help make sure all necessary protocols are followed to ensure the health and wellbeing of all our guests. This includes our enhanced screening and hygiene protocols, complying with distancing and other requirements set by government authorities. They are also there to support our guests & answer any questions.

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Majesty of the Rockies

21-Jun-2023

The itinerary was fantastic, starting in Banff at the beautiful Fairmont hotel, it set the scene for the next week. As we travelled in the coach surrounded by magnificent snow topped mountains, everyone getting excited when a black bear or elk was spotted! Standing on the glacier with the Columbian Ice Fields above , was magical. Then, on board the Rocky Mountaineer from Kamloops back to Vancouver, was very relaxing. Finishing our trip at the beautiful Douglas hotel was a lovely way to end what was a most memorable trip. Thank you *Personal Information removed by Feefo* and Luxury Gold. Will go home with fantastic memories of a very special part of the world

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Ultimate Italy

26-Jun-2023

Trip itinerary was all that we expected. We were treated like royalty at every turn. Our consierge *Personal Information removed by Feefo* was the most loving, caring person that I’ve ever seen, she accomodated our many needs flawlessly and conscientiosly, including special care for those amongst us who had trouble managing the difficult walking conditions which we encountered.She was a true professional and made us feel loke family. Her humor and social skills got everyone together as one .I don’t know how much you pay her, but it isn’t enough.

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Spain and Portugal In Style

15-Jun-2023

The guides were amazing, the hotels very nice, the bus was extremely comfortable. Some of the bus days were rather long. Our concierge guide, *personal info removed by Feefo* was beyond terrific. He anticipated needs, was so kind and very organized. Never a misstep

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    At 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 80% of booking price.

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