South American Explorer: Brazil, Argentina and Peru

South American Explorer: Brazil, Argentina and Peru

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South American Explorer: Brazil, Argentina and Peru

22 Days Starting and ending in UK

Visiting: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer, Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires City Tour, Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon, Arequipa, United Kingdom

Tour operator:

Newmarket Holidays

Tour code:

99001

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

20 - 45

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

21-99

Tour operated in:
English
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Tour Overview

Discover a trio of remarkable, contrasting countries as you gaze in awe at Iguazú’s plunging waters, take in the jaw-dropping views from Sugarloaf and Corcovado mountains and spend an unforgettable day at Machu Picchu. You’ll start in Brazil, staying opposite the lively Copacabana Beach, then head west to Iguazú Falls and Buenos Aires, Argentina’s vibrant capital. From here, you’ll travel to Lima and spend 11 wonderful days exploring Peru, with its fascinating Inca treasures, colonial cities and awe-inspiring natural landscapes.

Highlights

  • Spend three nights at five-star hotel on lively Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro

  • Take in the views from Sugarloaf Mountain

  • Discover the Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the New World

  • Immerse yourself in the local culture with an included drink at a traditional carioca bar

  • Spend two nights at a four-star resort at Iguazú Falls

  • Explore both the Brazlian and Argentinian sides of the UNESCO-listed Iguazú Falls National Park

  • Enjoy three nights at four-star hotel in Buenos Aires, with an included city tour

  • An included farewell dinner and Tango show on your last night in Argentina

  • The chance to join an optional Gaucho excursion into the pampas grassland surrounding Buenos Aires

  • Spend 11 nights in Peru

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Day 1 : Fly To Brazil

Location: Brazil

Meals Included: No Meals

Fly overnight, via São Paulo, to Rio de Janeiro.

Day 2 : Arrive In Rio

Location: Rio de Janeiro

Meals Included: No Meals

Meet your tour manager when you arrive in Rio and transfer to your hotel. Rest and relax, enjoying an included welcome drink at the hotel this evening. Dinner is at leisure tonight.

Day 3 : Sugarloaf Mountain

Location: Sugarloaf Mountain

Meals Included: No Meals

Begin your South American adventure with a half-day included tour that, as well as introducing downtown Rio, includes a cable-car ride along Olympic Boulevard, with its colourful murals, then up Sugarloaf Mountain. The spectacular 360-degree views from atop the mountain are unforgettable. This evening, enjoy an included drink at a local carioca bar close to your hotel, before the chance to take in an optional Samba show in town. Dinner is at leisure tonight.

Day 4 : Christ The Redeemer

Location: Christ the Redeemer

Meals Included: No Meals

Continue your exploration of Rio today with an excursion to a wonder of the world – the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain. This evening, enjoy your final evening in Rio with an included dinner at the nearby Martinez Restaurant.

Day 5 : Fly To Iguazú Falls

Location: Iguazu Falls

Meals Included: No Meals

Early this morning transfer to the airport, for your flight to Iguazú Falls, the world-famous cascades at the meeting point of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Travel by coach through the lush foliage, and enjoy a two-night stay at your resort hotel on the Brazilian side of the Falls. Dinner is included tonight.

Day 6 : Included Tour Of Iguazú Falls National Park

Location: Iguazu Falls

Meals Included: No Meals

You’ll start your exploration of Iguazú on the Brazilan side of the Falls, where a series of pathways leads through the lush foliage of the UNESCO-listed Iguazú National Park, which is nurtured by the constant moisture from the astonishing waterfalls. Still within the boundaries of the Iguazú National Park, the Argentinian side is a stunning jungle refuge for big cats, monkeys, tapirs and countless colourful bird species. Dinner is at leisure tonight.

Day 7 : Fly To Buenos Aires

Location: Buenos Aires

Meals Included: No Meals

Transfer to the airport for the short flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, meet your Argentinian tour manager and transfer to your hotel. Dinner is at leisure tonight.

Day 8 : Included Buenos Aires City Tour

Location: Buenos Aires City Tour

Meals Included: No Meals

Today you'll enjoy a guided introduction to Buenos Aires. See Plaza de Mayo’s parliament buildings, the tango district of San Telmo, the famously colourful La Boca district, the chic Puerto Madero riverside area and La Recoleta – the Argentinian capital's most elegant neighbourhood.



Return to the hotel at the end of a wonderful day, perhaps joining in the optional dinner at the nearby Revire Restaurant.

Day 9 : Optional Gaucho Culture Tour

Location: Buenos Aires

Meals Included: No Meals

Discover more of enthralling Buenos Aires under your own steam, today, or join an exciting optional excursion into the pampas grassland, to a typical estancia ranch, learning about the gaucho culture of the plains ranchers and enjoying a traditional asado barbecue.



This evening, crown the Argentinian leg of your South American adventure with a farewell dinner and a tango show at Tango Porteño – one of the city's renowned centres of traditional music and dance.

Day 10 : Fly To Lima

Location: Lima

Meals Included: No Meals

Enjoy a day at leisure in Buenos Aires, perhaps revisiting some attractions or places of interest from the city tour, before transferring to the airport for your evening flight to Lima, which will arrive after 11pm. 



Meet your guide and transfer to your hotel in Lima for a good night’s rest.

Day 11 : Lima City Tour

Location: Lima

Meals Included: No Meals

A guided sightseeing tour brings to life the Peruvian capital. Founded by conquistador Francisco Pizarro, Lima is a thriving city of some nine million inhabitants that boasts a number of UNESCO-listed historic treasures, legacies of Spanish colonialism. 



This evening, choose from a vast selection of dining opportunities: Lima is renowned as one of South America's liveliest culinary centres.

Day 12 : Fly To Cusco And The Sacred Valley

Location: Cusco, Sacred Valley

Meals Included: No Meals

Today you'll fly east from Lima to the Inca stronghold of Cusco. From here you'll travel by coach into the fabled Sacred Valley of the Incas, where highlights will include a visit to the tiny Andean town of Ccaccaccollo, where the ancient Inca techniques of weaving and fabric-dyeing live on.

Day 13 : Inca Treasures Of The Sacred Valley

Location: Sacred Valley

Meals Included: No Meals

Continue your exploration of the Sacred Valley, today. Visit Pisac, with its substantial Inca ruins and colourful market, and Ollantaytambo, home to the remains of a monumental Inca fortress from which the Inca organised resistance against Hernando Pizarro (conquistador brother of Lima’s Francisco). Highlights of your day will be a visit to an indigenous community ‘Potato Park’ and a traditional lunch. You’ll then spend a second night in the Valley, in preparation for tomorrow’s extraordinary day.

Day 14 : Magical Machu Picchu

Location: Machu Picchu

Meals Included: No Meals

Today is sure to be a highlight of your holiday as you travel by narrow-gauge railway to the spa town of Aguas Calientes. Take in the panoramic views of the astonishing Andean scenery through the enormous windows of your comfortable, modern Vistadome carriage, and then transfer to the bus for the final leg of your journey, zig-zagging up through the jungle to Machu Picchu, the breath-taking Lost City of the Incas.



This extraordinary mountaintop citadel in the heart of the Andean jungle is an absolutely unforgettable place, part military outpost, part secret retreat of Inca rulers or estate built in honour of Inca chief Pachacuti. 



At the end of the day, you’ll travel back to Cusco via Aguas Calientes for a two-night stay in the ‘archaeological capital of South America’.

Day 15 : Cusco City Tour

Location: Cusco

Meals Included: No Meals

The Incas called Cusco the 'Navel of the World', and its citadel (reputedly shaped like a puma) was an intricate maze of palaces and gilded temples upon which the conquering Spanish built their colonial city. It remains one of the world’s most enthralling settlements, and today's guided tour will bring to life the city’s fascinating history and most important landmarks.

Day 16 : On To Puno

Location: Puno

Meals Included: No Meals

You'll have a very early start, this morning, as you board your well-appointed coach for the 10.5-hour journey through the high Andean plains to Puno. Alternatively, you may choose to take the PeruRail Titicaca Train (supplement applies). As you travel through the startling landscape, you'll make plenty of stops, including for a gourmet lunch, and arrive in lakeside Puno late this afternoon to spend the first of two evenings in the colourful capital of Peruvian folklore.

Day 17 : Included Lake Titicaca Cruise

Location: Lake Titicaca

Meals Included: No Meals

civilisation and a wonderful refuge for Andean wildlife and many species of resident and migratory birds. Cruise to Taquile Island, where a fairly strenuous walk will be rewarded time to explore some local craft shops, enjoy a traditional Taquile lunch and the opportunity to learn more about the peoples and cultures of the lake.



At the end of the day, you'll cruise back to Puno to spend a second evening here.

Day 18 : On To Colca

Location: Colca Canyon

Meals Included: No Meals

Board the coach early this morning and journey west from Titicaca, heading towards the startling, scenic landscape of the Aguada Blanca National Reserve, past herds of vicunas and alpaca, and the Inca farming terraces that are still worked today.

Day 19 : The Colca Canyon

Location: Colca Canyon

Meals Included: No Meals

We'll have an early start today, as we drive to the spectacular viewpoint at Cruz del Condor. Here, with luck, you'll catch sight of the enormous, majestic condors that make the Colca Canyon their home gliding on the swirling winds and thermals.



This afternoon, you’ll arrive in the beautiful city of Arequipa, in its dramatic setting beside the Chile River beneath three snow-capped volcanoes.

Day 20 : Arequipa City Tour

Location: Arequipa

Meals Included: No Meals

Today you’ll enjoy a tour of White City, Arequipa, with its elegant main square Plaza de Armas, lined on one side by the great cathedral, and surrounded by 19th-buildings constructed of white volcanic stone. You’ll also visit the extraordinary ‘town within a city’, the narrow streets, cloisters and hidden quarters of the Monasterio Santa Catalina, to discover the convent's fascinating religious art and architecture..



This afternoon, you'll head to Arequipa airport to catch your flight to Lima for a last night in the capital.

Day 21 : Return Flight

Location: Lima

Meals Included: No Meals

Enjoy a final few hours at leisure in Lima, perhaps enjoying a spot of lunch, before transferring to the airport for your overnight return flight.

Day 22 : Arrive Back In The Uk

Location: United Kingdom

Meals Included: No Meals

Early morning arrival.

What's Included

  • 11 included tours: Rio (two), Iguazú Falls, Buenos Aires, Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Arequipa, Lake Titicaca and the Colca Canyon

  • 19 nights’ carefully chosen bed and breakfast accommodation, plus two on the aircraft

  • 27 meals, including 19 breakfasts, four lunches and three evening meals

  • Return flights, outbound to Rio de Janeiro and returning from Lima

  • Comfortable coach transfers throughout

  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager

What's Not Included

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

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  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Comfortable coach transfers throughout

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1983

  • Vaccination Requirements

    Your health and safety are pivotal to our operations, and every customer travelling on a tour with us must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Fully vaccinated means that you have had the full course of an approved vaccine a minimum of 14 days prior to your holiday. We also recommend that you travel with proof that you’ve been fully vaccinated.

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  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

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  • Fitness to Travel

    We strive to give all our customers full care and attention, but we do need to know at the time of booking if there are any special needs or requirements. It is particularly important that we are advised of any disabilities and also if you intend to bring any specialist equipment such as a wheelchair with you. Please make sure that you make us aware of any requirements.

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