Icons of South America with Brazilian Amazon

Icons of South America with Brazilian Amazon

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24 Days

Icons of South America with Brazilian Amazon

24 Days Starting in Lima and ending in Manaus

Visiting:

Lima

,

Sacred Valley

,

Machu Picchu

,

Cusco

,

Santiago

,

Casablanca

,

Puerto Varas

,

San Carlos de Bariloche

,

Buenos Aires

,

Iguazu Falls

,

Rio de Janeiro

,

Manaus

,

Amazon Rainforest

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

LICBRM18

Group size:

15 - 54

Age range:

5-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

This tour is no longer available

Tour Overview

Unlock the secrets of this diverse continent on this Amazon tour, whisking you from the colourful local markets of Lima to Chardonnay tasting in Chile, Machu Picchu, and the Andes Mountains. You’ll leave with a deep appreciation of the Inca and Spanish influences of Cusco and the magic and importance of the Amazon rainforest.

Highlights

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    Discover the craftsmanship behind Andean textiles in Lima and how locals prepare for Rio de Janeiro's Carnival week

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    Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Pisac market, Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo, Chile’s wine country, Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado

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    Scenic Train Ride to Machu Picchu aboard the Vistadome . Scenic Drive through the Sacred Valley and in Peru's Andean highlands

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    Explore Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Santiago, Puerto Varas, San Carlos de Bariloche, Nahuel Huapi National Park, Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls and Rio de Janeiro with a Local Specialist

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    View Petrohue River, Devil's Throat Falls. Scenic Cruise in Chile's Lake Region and on Lake Nahuel Huapi in Argentina

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    Walk beneath the towering canopy of the world’s largest rainforest – the life-source of Planet Earth and an area of exceptional biodiversity.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Welcome to Lima

Location:

  Lima


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Novotel Lima


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Welcome to the 'City of Kings'. On arrival in the Peruvian capital of Lima, you’ll be transferred to your hotel in the exclusive barrio of San Isidro. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception where you will meet your fellow travellers and Travel Director.

icon Day 2 : Explore Vibrant Lima

Location:

  Lima


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Embark on a full day with your Local Specialist exploring Francisco Pizarro’s Capital of the New World. Immerse yourself in Lima’s UNESCO-listed Historic Center, admiring the Plaza de Armas with its iconic cathedral and government palace. Visit the Church of San Francisco, descending into the catacombs where Lima’s residents were buried for centuries. Later this morning, we’ll meet local chef Ignacio Barrios, joining him for a walk through a local market while he explains how the local produce is used in traditional Peruvian cooking. Visit his cooking school for a Be My Guest experience where you'll gain insights into preparing some of the most popular local dishes, then Connect With Locals over lunch, sampling some of the dishes that were prepared. The rest of the afternoon and evening are yours to explore on your terms.

icon Day 3 : Andean Textiles in Sacred Valley

Location:

  Sacred Valley


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


We’ll Dive Into Culture and visit the Pisac market and admire the exquisitely crafted Quechuan wares. Connect With Locals and meet Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a master Quechua weaver, and the first person from her village to attend university. She been an ambassador for Andean traditions since she began learning ancient pre-Columbian weaving techniques as a young girl in the 1960s. MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as your visit helps to preserve and promote traditional pre-Columbian weaving techniques in the 21st century. End the day at your Stays With Stories, a former 18th-century colonial-style monastery in the Sacred Valley.

icon Day 4 : Discover Iconic Machu Picchu

Location:

  Machu Picchu


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  El Mapi by Inkaterra


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Our first stop on our journey back to the time of the Incas is Ollantaytambo, a former stronghold built using colossal stone blocks. We journey to the Lost City in the Clouds next, boarding the Vistadome train to the great citadel of Machu Picchu. Join your Local Specialist to explore the UNESCO-listed hilltop fortress including the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and intricately carved Intihuatana. We’ll dine at our hotel this evening.

icon Day 5 : Mesmerizing Machu Picchu

Location:

  Machu Picchu


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Novotel Cusco


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Reconnect with Machu Picchu this morning. If you're feeling adventurous, hike up to the Gate of the Sun to witness first-hand the beauty of the misty peak and valley below. Take a moment to admire the stonework and ancient engineering feats that went into building this mystical city on top of an isolated mountain. This afternoon, we board a train to Cusco, stopping en route at a local chicheria for a taste of chicha. Dive Into Culture and learn how this traditional Peruvian corn beer is brewed by the local women of the nearby village. Guests can opt to visit the Choco Museum where you will learn the Peruvian chocolate making process from the cacao bean to the chocolate bar. You will participate in making the chocolate and experience the true feeling of a chocolate maker.

icon Day 6 : The Secrets of Cusco

Location:

  Cusco


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Gear up for a full-day of Cusco sightseeing. Explore the Inca and Spanish roots of the 'Imperial City', unlocking its best kept secrets with a Local Specialist. See the baroque Cathedral on the main Plaza de Armas, then delve deeper into the history of the Church of Santo Domingo, built atop Korikancha, the Temple of the Sun. Venture beyond the city to visit the intriguing megalith ruins of Sacsayhuaman. Guests have the option to visit Moray, the Inca agricultural greenhouse or laboratory that consists of four platforms that seem to disappear into a crater. Next is the village of Maras, renowned for its ancient salt mines and wells. Dive Into Culture for a Regional Dinner at a local restaurant. Savour Cusquenian gastronomy against the backdrop of a traditional dance performance.

icon Day 7 : Pre-Columbian Art in Lima

Location:

  Lima


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Novotel Lima


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


We return to Lima where we’ll have an afternoon at leisure to explore the city or simply relax. Later, Dive Into Culture when you meet your Local Specialist and curator at the Larco Museum, home to the largest private collection of 7th-century pre-Columbian art in the world. Gain insights into the evolution and culture of ancient Peruvian societies as you explore this 18th-century vice-royal mansion. Tonight, we enjoy a Regional Dinner alfresco in the museum’s garden restaurant with all the essentials taken care of.

icon Day 8 : Suave Santiago

Location:

  Santiago


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Intercontinental


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Bid farewell to Peru and fly to Chile’s fashionable capital, Santiago. On arrival, you’ll be taken to your luxury hotel in Las Condes.

icon Day 9 : Wine in Casablanca Valley

Location:

  Casablanca


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Join a Local Specialist this morning for an in-depth orientation of the city. The flavours of crisp Chardonnay beckon after a visit to the city’s Central market. We journey to Casablanca Valley, Chile’s wine region, stopping at a popular winery for a gourmet lunch served out on the exquisite surrounds. Connect With Locals and meet a local winemaker for a personalised winery experience with exclusive tasting.

icon Day 10 : Uncover the City of Roses

Location:

  Puerto Varas


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Cabana del Lago


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


We fly to the coastal port of Puerto Montt this morning. From there it's on to Puerto Varas for a tour of the 'City of Roses' with your Local Specialist. On arrival at your lakeside hotel, you’ll have the rest of the day at leisure before joining your travel companions for dinner.

icon Day 11 : Cruising to Bariloche

Location:

  San Carlos de Bariloche


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  NH Edelweiss


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


This morning’s first stop will see you admire the waters of Petrohue River cascading dramatically over volcanic rocks. We’ll cruise over Todos Los Santos Lake, keeping a keen eye for Andean condors against the backdrop of the Osorno Volcano. Journey through unforgettable landscapes of snow-capped mountains, lush forests and alpine lakes. Enjoy a lunch stop in Peulla before crossing the border into Argentina. We’ll cruise Lake Nahuel Huapi en route to Swiss-inspired Bariloche.

icon Day 12 : Striking Views in Bariloche

Location:

  San Carlos de Bariloche


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Meet your Local Specialist this morning, making your way along the 'Circuito Chico' for epic mountain views and shimmering lake waters in Nahuel Huapi National Park. We visit Playa Bonita and admire the beautiful natural setting below from the hilltop of St. Edward's Chapel. Take a ride on the chairlift up to Cerro Campanario for a bird’s eye view of the peaks of Catedral and Tronador. Today’s 'sweet spot' lies in Bariloche's centuries-old chocolate heritage. We Dive Into Culture, exploring the production area and sampling a tantalising variety of melt-in-your-mouth selections.

icon Day 13 : Tango in Buenos Aires

Location:

  Buenos Aires


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Alvear Art


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Fly from the edge of Patagonia to the lively city of Buenos Aires where you will join your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for an exclusive Connect With Locals dinner in Palermo Soho. A local family and long-time residents of this trendy neighbourhood welcome us into their home sharing the fruits of homemade family recipes for a Be My Guest experience. Discover the secrets of kneading fresh country bread and learn about the art of the Tango.

icon Day 14 : Explore Argentina's Capital

Location:

  Buenos Aires


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Connect with Argentina's capital this morning, joining your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the iconic Casa Rosada and barrios of La Boca, San Telmo and Palermo. Spend some time admiring the ornate façades of Teatro Colon, then head to Recoleta cemetery to pay tribute to Argentina’s former first lady, Eva Peron (Evita). Spend the afternoon at leisure, before meeting your travel companions for a Regional Dinner this evening to savour the authentic taste of Argentina Asado. Dive Into Culture as you witness the fire and passion of a traditional Tango performance by some of the best dancers in Buenos Aires.

icon Day 15 : Buenos Aires Free Time

Location:

  Buenos Aires


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Relish a morning and afternoon to explore the 'Paris of South America' on your terms. Perhaps visit the country's finest museum, admiring the art on display at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes or consider a visit into the country at a traditional estancia where you’ll enjoy an authentic parrillada lunch.

icon Day 16 : Fly to Iguassu Falls

Location:

  Iguazu Falls


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Bourbon Cataratas Resort Iguassu Falls


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Fly to Iguassu Falls in Argentina and meet your Local Specialist for a visit to the UNESCO-listed Iguassu National Park. Take a front-row seat on board an open-air ecological jungle train, keeping your camera close at hand as you stroll along the walkways to get an up-close view of the fury of Devil’s Throat Falls. We cross the border into Brazil and enjoy a relaxing evening and dinner at our resort.

icon Day 17 : The Brazilian Side of Iguassu Falls

Location:

  Iguazu Falls


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Wake up in paradise and return to Iguassu National Park – this time to explore the Brazilian side of the falls. Your Local Specialist will be close at hand to take you on an immersive walk through the evergreen rainforest fed by the spray of the falls.

icon Day 18 : Iguassu Falls – Rio de Janeiro

Location:

  Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Windsor Excelsior Copacabana


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Enjoy a soul-stirring encounter with Iguassu National Park this morning, meeting your Local Specialist to gain further insights into this extraordinary natural wonderland. We’ll fly to vibrant Rio de Janeiro this afternoon and transfer to our hotel with magnificent ocean views over the playground of Copacabana Beach.

icon Day 19 : The Iconic Sites of Rio de Janeiro

Location:

  Rio de Janeiro


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Your Rio adventure begins with your Local Specialist as you ascend Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car to take in the best vantage points. Afterwards, tour the city of Rio de Janeiro and see some of its famous sites with your Local Specialist. Make the most of your afternoon in this dazzling city by exploring at your own leisure.

icon Day 20 : Samba in Rio de Janeiro

Location:

  Rio de Janeiro


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Hop aboard a classic cogwheel train to the summit of Corcovado, the site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. As the day unfolds, visit the iconic and unexpected sites with a Local Specialist including an 18th-century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church. Later this afternoon, we’ll Dive Into Culture at a Samba school for in-depth insights into how the school operates and prepares for the annual Rio Carnival. Admire the original costumes used in the celebrations. Then, sway those hips Samba-style as you take part in a private dance lesson accompanied by a musical Samba Trio. This evening, we’ll Dive Into Culture and visit a churrascaria for a Farewell Dinner complete with a splash of festive caipirinha mixing.

icon Day 21 : The Glamour of Manaus

Location:

  Manaus


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Quality


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Fit in some last-minute exploring and souvenir shopping until your transfer to the airport for your flight to Manaus, the Brazilian gateway of the Amazon. You’ll be transferred to your hotel before embarking on a city tour that will reveal the wealth of the city’s former rubber barons. Visit the grand Palacio Rio Negro with its displays reflecting traditional Amazonian culture, then discover the floating harbour and nearby Customs House. Admire the metallic architecture of the vibrant Mercado Municipal, based on the Les Halles marketplace in Paris and see the Renaissance opera house, constructed during the city’s golden age.

icon Day 22 : The River of Manaus

Location:

  Manaus


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


We journey upstream today to see first-hand the tremendous 'Meeting of the Waters'. Watch how the dark waters of the Rio Negro merge with the sandy brown water of the Solimões and then flows eastward to the Atlantic. After lunch, consider joining an optional canoe trip down a smaller tributary and try your hand at piranha fishing, or simply immerse yourself in your jungle surrounds. Later, we transfer to our lodge on the banks of the Rio Taruma.

icon Day 23 : The Diverse Fauna of the Amazon

Location:

  Amazon Rainforest


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Walk beneath the towering canopy of the world’s largest rainforest – the life-source of Planet Earth and an area of exceptional biodiversity. We’ll embark on a guided walk this morning with our Local Specialist, keeping a keen eye out for shy capybara or the giant coils of the anaconda as it naps on the branches of a tree. Connect With Locals as you immerse yourself in the culture, rituals and heritage of the native Amazonians gaining first-hand insight into their day-to-day lives, then return to your lodge for dinner against the backdrop of cicadas, bulldog bats and Screaming Piha, the signature sound of the Amazon.

icon Day 24 : Depart Manaus

Location:

  Manaus


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Visit Monkey Forest, a rehabilitation centre and wildlife refuge, where we’ll see rescued monkeys interact with each other, for your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Then return to Manaus Airport as your Amazon experience comes to an end. Guests joining from Icons of South America or South America Landscapes will end their holiday at Manaus Airport for their flight home (not included on trip price on post-trip extension). Airport arrival will be at 11 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

What's Included

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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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    A Trafalgar bonus all Intra-Air Flights: Lima to Cusco, Cusco to Lima, Lima to Santiago, Santiago to Puerto Montt, Bariloche to Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires to Iguassu Falls and Iguassu Falls to Rio de Janeiro, including porter service at all airports

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    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

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    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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    Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

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    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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    Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

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    Optional Experiences and free time

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    Tickets for a ride aboard the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu

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What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    International Travel

    International Travel is not included however Intra-vacation flights are included.

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    Drinks with Meals

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Are airport transfers included in this tour?

With Trafalgar, guests will receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle, minivan or taxi between designated airports and Trafalgar hotels on the starting and ending day of their guided holiday. Guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled itinerary day may choose to purchase a private transfer through Trafalgar

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Yes

Are flights included in this tour?

Yes,Lima to Santiago Santiago to Puerto Bariloche to Buenos aires Buenos aires to Iguassu falls Iguassu falls to Rio de jaeiro

Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

No

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

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Icons of South America with Brazilian Amazon

24 Days Starting in Lima and ending in Manaus

Visiting:

Lima

,

Sacred Valley

,

Machu Picchu

,

Cusco

,

Santiago

,

Casablanca

,

Puerto Varas

,

San Carlos de Bariloche

,

Buenos Aires

,

Iguazu Falls

,

Rio de Janeiro

,

Manaus

,

Amazon Rainforest

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

LICBRM18

Group size:

15 - 54

Age range:

5-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

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  • I am a software developer, content creator and traveller. I am constantly looking for adventures, living my life and sharing the sensations it gives me every day.

Alicante

Spain

What do you love most about Alicante?

"Alicante is the perfect size; the city centre with bars, restaurants and shops is only a few minutes walk from the amazing beach and waterfront where you can sunbathe, swim and relax!"

Any must-dos for first-time visitors to Alicante?

"Be sure to climb the historic Santa Barbara Castle above the town centre for panoramic views. Take some drinks and enjoy the sunset for a true Alicante experience!"

Favourite time of year to visit Alicante

"Spring or Autumn are both great times to visit, the weather is warm and sunny. There are also fewer tourists about so you can better enjoy the beaches and bars."

What else can I see in the area?

"The whole coastline north and south of Alicante is stunning, with sandy beaches and amazing rock formations, or you can take a day trip on the ferry to the heavenly island of Tabarca!"

Favourite way to spend a day in Alicante?

"Head to the beach and play some volleyball at the free public nets, jump in the sea to cool off between games and then stroll to a local bar for tapas and a jug of tinto de verano in the evening."

About Our

  • Hospitality & Tourism Specialist
  • Countries Visited:

    26 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Spain

  • Dream Destination:

    Croatia

  • About them:
  • Originally from New Zealand, I am a travel and tourism specialist always looking to explore new places and live new experiences.

Portugal

What do you love most about Portugal?

"There's always something new to explore in the Algarve area, hidden beaches, natural arches, caves and more"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Waking up early to go surfing will make your day!"

@iamjenn.y 's Top Tips

"Visit Playa Falesia, it's such a unique beach!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Portugal is such a small country, you can do day trips to nearly anywhere! For example, spend a day in Porto and do a port wine tasting!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Strolling around the narrow streets of Lisboa"

About Our

  • Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    26 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Mexico

  • Dream Destination:

    Brazil

  • About them:
  • Travelling is my biggest passion as I love to get in touch with new cultures and languages. Photography is my second biggest passion so I capture landscapes & people

Morocco

Must pack items for Morocco

"Warm clothes as it gets really cold in the desert at night as well as up in the High Atlas Mountains"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Aït Benhaddou is one of the most stunning places I've ever seen! A city completely built out of clay!"

What do you love most about Morocco?

"I love all the crafts and art that people sell on the streets"

@iamjenn.y 's Top Tips

"Spend at least one night in the Sahara Desert – it will be incredible and you even get to see the Milky Way!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Exploring the streets of Marrakesh "

About Our

  • Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    26 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Mexico

  • Dream Destination:

    Brazil

  • About them:
  • Travelling is my biggest passion as I love to get in touch with new cultures and languages. Photography is my second biggest passion so I capture landscapes & people